This November, the National Energy Foundation and Northern Indiana Public Service Company(NIPSCO) are teaming up to deliver more than 100 ‘Energy Safe Kids’ classroom presentations in schools across Northern Indiana.
Energy Safe Kids is a unique and engaging program designed to encourage fourth graders to think about energy sources and how to be safe around them whether outdoors, at home or at school. Energy educators teach students the basics about energy and energy safety.
There will be two weeks of presentation beginning on Monday, November 6th. Interested individuals who are within NIPSCO’s service territory can register at EnergySafeKids.org/NIPSCO. Space is limited so fourth grade teachers who want to have an energy safety specialist speak to their students should sign-up as soon as possible. If you’re unable to get someone into your classroom this year, you can still register in advance for the 2018 program.
NIPSCO’s home heating bills are expected to stay about the same as they were last year. Projections released by the company Wednesday say an average residential customer can expect to pay about $390 on gas bills between November 1 and March 31. Continue reading
More than 25 years have gone by since NIPSCO has increased natural gas base rates, but that may change.
NIPSCO along with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission are looking to increase natural gas base rates as the cost to comply with state and federal safety standards has increased. According to a NIPSCO press release, the company has made additional investments in its aging gas system to improve service to 820,000 customers while maintaining more than 17,800 miles of pipelines.
Did you know strategic tree planting can help conserve energy and reduce energy bills? The Arbor Day Foundation program Energy-Saving Trees is offering 375 free trees to NIPSCO customers to simultaneously assist clients and the environment.
An online tool helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting trees in the most strategic location near businesses or residences. The Energy-Saving Trees tool uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree software to calculate estimated energy savings. Additionally, the tool estimates other benefits including cleaner air and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Continue reading
Two local waterways will be getting some upgrades, thanks to grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The latest round of Lake and River Enhancement program grants includes funds for projects benefiting Lake Maxinkuckee and the Tippecanoe River.
Low-income residents who are delinquent in their heating bills may have their natural gas service disconnected. Between December 1 and March 15, Indiana utility companies don’t shut off natural gas service to customers taking part in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. Continue reading
NIPSCO is accepting grant applications from northern Indiana nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives through the end of March. Grants of between $500 and $5,000 will be awarded in mid-April prior to Earth Day. Continue reading
NIPSCO and other electric and natural gas providers are working to keep their customers from falling victim to long-running scams. Officials say such activity typically picks up during the holiday season but occurs year-round.
The most common scam involves an unsolicited telephone call from an individual who claims to be a NIPSCO representative. He or she warns the customer’s service will be disconnected unless a payment is made within a short time frame, typically an hour or so. Continue reading
NIPSCO this week submitted their plans to continue providing energy to its customers to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Families who struggle to pay their heating bills can now sign up for energy assistance from the federal government. NIPSCO, state agencies and other organizations offer various types of assistance each year. Continue reading
NIPSCO is predicting the average winter heating bill will increase this year compared to last year for natural gas customers. Continue reading
NIPSCO says it is providing incentives for businesses to make energy saving upgrades in Northern Indiana.
NIPSCO is sending out one final reminder for those summer building and landscaping projects.
NIPSCO is encouraging participation in its appliance recycling program.
Electric rates will be going up for NIPSCO customers this October. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved the rate hike, following an agreement reached in February involving NIPSCO, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and other groups. Continue reading
NIPSCO is offering customers a new way to keep track of their energy usage. “My Energy Scorecard” provides a custom energy report. It compares a home’s energy usage to similar-sized homes in the same climate zone. The report will be delivered to customers via email six times this year. Continue reading
As the summer storm season gets underway, NIPSCO is reminding customers of their options when it comes to reporting power outages. The utility provider says one easy way is to send them a text message. Continue reading
Being aware of some electrical hazards can go a long way in reducing the risk of house fires, injuries, and loss of property. This month, NIPSCO is joining Electrical Safety Foundation International in commemorating National Electrical Safety Month. Continue reading
NIPSCO is warning customers of a spike in reports of telephone scams. The company says it’s heard from a number of customers who say they’ve gotten suspicious calls from people claiming to be NIPSCO employees. The callers demand immediate payment or threaten that the customers’ service will be disconnected. Continue reading
Just because there is a transition to spring taking place doesn’t mean NIPSCO has stopped providing utility assistance to some of its customers.
Between December 1st and March 15th, natural gas utilities in Indiana don’t disconnect services to low income home energy assistance customers just because they may be delinquent on their home heating bills.