Renewable energy generators can sell power back to us. Please note, availability is limited.

Program details

  • Must be an existing electric customer
  • Must be wind, solar or sustainable biomass or biogas projects
  • Supports generation projects from 3 kW - 1 MW (varies by technology)
  • Interconnection and Renewable Power Purchase Agreements are required
  • Customer is responsible for infrastructure upgrades and installation costs
  • Customer is responsible for maintenance of the generating device and interconnection wiring
  • Customer transfers all rights to environmental assets from the sale of energy
  • Receive payment for the amount of energy generated:
Technology Range Purchase Rate per kWh Allocation II  Status
Micro-Wind (1 ᶲ only) 3-10 kW $0.2300  Open for application 
Intermediate Wind (3 ᶲ only) >10-200 kW $0.1380  Queued    
Micro-Solar (1 ᶲ only) 5-10 kW $0.1564  Open for application 
Intermediate Solar (3 ᶲ only) >10-200 kW $0.1380  Closed    
Biomass (3 ᶲ only) 100 kW-1 MW </=$0.0918 Open for application

Install or connect your equipment

The following information will assist you with the interconnection process. The level and type of interconnection will vary with the type of customer and the size of the generator.

Research

Research the interconnection process to understand all requirements (including potential municipal restrictions, building and zoning requirements, insurance requirements, safety regulations, application fees, installation, electrical requirements and more).

Submit application

For technologies where there are more requests than there is available capacity, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Email completed applications to cnb@NiSource.com or mail printed applications to 801 E. 86th Avenue, Attention: New Business, Merrillville, IN 46410.

10kW and below

There is no application fee for Level 1.

Greater than 10kW

Level 2 application (>10kW to 2 MW) has a non-refundable fee of $50.00 and $1.00 per kW and must be submitted with the application.

Technical review

We review your application and provide next steps. A technical review is conducted to determine if the project can move forward, or if an additional study is needed to determine the impact to the broader electric distribution system. This additional study may be required before moving to the next step.

Agreements

You sign applicable agreements and return them to us to be approved.

Approvals and construction

Once all approvals are complete, construction begins and meters are installed. Customers have 12 months from the execution of the agreements to complete the project.

Questions?

We understand that the interconnection process can be complex, but we’re here to help. If you have any questions about the process, or other questions related to renewable energy, please contact cnb@NiSource.com.

Have an emergency?

Natural Gas: If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other gas emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then our emergency number 1-800-634-3524.
Electric: For any electric emergency, including a downed power line, power outage or other electric-related situation, please call 1-800-464-7726.