Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has announced the opening of a
request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of potential resources
to meet the future electric needs of its customers.
“As the energy
market and customer needs continue to evolve, it is important that we
consider all options when determining a long-term plan that balances the
needs of our customers and communities” NIPSCO President Violet Sistovaris
said in a statement released today. “This effort is consistent with our goal
to focus on providing affordable, clean energy while maintaining flexibility
for future technology and market changes.”
The need for the
future electric capacity follows the projection made by the company in its
last Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to retire 50 percent of its coal-fired
electric generation by 2023, with its Bailly Generating Station on track to
retire by the end of May 2018.
considering all sources in the RFP process in conjunction with the company’s
2018 IRP,” the company said. “The IRP process involves several months of
analysis, public meetings and input from customers, consumer
representatives, environmental organizations and other stakeholders. The
goal of the IRP is to identify a long-term plan for continuing to provide
customers with cost-effective, reliable, flexible, and sustainable supplies
of electricity while addressing the inherent uncertainties and risks that
exist in the electric industry.”
semi-dispatchable generation, renewables, demand response resources and
contractual arrangements will be considered, as well as emerging
technologies such as storage.
energy mix includes generation from natural gas and coal, hydroelectric
generation, purchased wind power, customer-owned renewable generation,
demand response, energy efficiency and other purchased power.
The RFP will close
June 29, 2018 and more information can be found at