The Small Business Direct Install Program

Designed to help small businesses minimize energy costs, NIPSCO’s Small Business Direct Install Program provides energy-saving CFL lighting, showerheads and faucet aerators all at no added cost to our customers.

NIPSCO has partnered with Franklin Energy Services, LLC, an industry leader, specializing in the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for utilities and states, to administer the program.

Who Qualifies?

This program is available to any business or non-profit organization served under NIPSCO electric rates 620, 621, 622 or 623, who have not had a billing demand of 200 kW or greater in any month during the previous 12 months. Eligible NIPSCO natural gas customers are those served under rates 421 or 425.‚Äč

How the Program Works

To schedule your assessment appointment, call 1-855-812-9085, or visit and a trained energy advisor will visit during a pre-scheduled time. Once energy-saving measures have been determined, program-specified no-cost measures can be installed immediately. If you choose to have premium service measures installed, the energy advisor will connect you with a registered trade ally and schedule an appointment.

You can also choose to participate in our “premium service,” which gives you the opportunity to purchase an unlimited supply of measures with a partial co-pay measure. Premium-level service requires an additional visit from a program-approved local trade ally, which we will schedule. You can select your preferred level of service during the energy advisor’s visit.


How to Apply

Step 1 - Schedule assessment appointment
Visit and fill out the required information. A representative from Franklin Energy Services will contact you to schedule the appointment. You can also call Franklin Energy toll free at 1-855-812-9085 (Monday – Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. CST). The energy advisor will ask you to fill out an energy advisor completion form.

Step 2 - Installation

Step 3 - If applicable, Premium Service installation by Trade Ally
Your contractor should fill out a contractor completion form.

Have Questions?

Call Franklin Energy toll free 1-855-812-9085 (Monday – Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. CST) with questions. Fax: 219-750-9558.

Trade Ally Information

All suppliers, firms or trade allies involved in the installation of new, high-efficiency equipment or systems need to complete and submit the Trade Ally Application.