Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is petitioning the Indiana Utility
Regulatory Commission (IURC) to extend the availability of the company’s
electric energy efficiency programs.
outlined in the plan--available to all NIPSCO electric customers--will
replace the state-wide Energizing Indiana programs which are set to expire
at the end of 2014,” NIPSCO said in a statement released today.
offer ways for our customers to help save energy and manage their bills is
important,” NIPSCO CEO Jim Stanley said. “This proposal outlines a variety
of cost-effective programs that are tailored to meet the diverse needs of
our customers across northern Indiana.”
NIPSCO has been
providing electric energy efficiency programs since 2009. Under the new
plan, popular residential programs such as the Energy Efficiency Rebate
Program, the New Construction Program and Low Income Weatherization Program
But NIPSCO is
proposing to combine the Home Energy Assessment and Weatherization Program
“in an effort to streamline these offerings, making it easier for customers
to participate,” the statement said.
An expanded pilot
program for income-qualified customers is also part of the plan.
programs, NIPSCO expects residential customers to save 49.5 million kilowatt
hours (hWh) in 2015,” NIPSCO said.
provision for larger commercial and industrial customers is also included,
as many of NIPSCO’s large customers have already implemented and continue to
invest in energy efficiency measures outside of the standard utility
programs,” the statement said. “However, NIPSCO will continue to offer
interested industrial customers incentive programs for saving electricity,
including the Commercial & Industrial Custom Program, the Commercial &
Industrial Prescriptive Program and a Small Business Direct Install Program
for NIPSCO's smaller commercial customers.”
NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs for gas customers are not being proposed
in this filing,” NIPSCO added.
The IURC must
review and approve the plan, in addition to input from other customer
stakeholder groups, including the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer
about all energy efficiency offerings available to NIPSCO customers, visit