Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (“NIPSCO”) does business in the State of Indiana as a regulated public utility and generates, transmits and distributes electricity for sale in Indiana and the broader Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (“MISO”) regional electricity market. NIPSCO, headquartered in Merrillville, IN, is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). NIPSCO currently serves approximately 468,000 electric customers across the northern third of Indiana. NIPSCO’s electric portfolio consists of approximately 2,900 megawatts (“MW”) of generation capacity and over 12,800 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Indiana. NIPSCO owns a mix of generating resources consisting of coal-fired, natural gas-fired, and hydroelectric plants. For more information, refer to NIPSCO’s website at www.nipsco.com.
NIPSCO is committed to meeting the energy needs of its customers today and in the future. In 2022, NIPSCO will issue two (2) separate RFPs.
Will be an all-source RFP issued for LRZ6 resources. The RFP will target 300 – 600+ MW of capacity resources.
Will be issued to identify an EPC/development partner to construct a dispatchable, black start capable resources at the Schahfer site. The 370-450 MW (UCAP) resource would utilize the MISO generator replacement interconnection process. Consistent with the MISO generator replacement protocols, NIPSCO must own the replacement resource. As such, development projects must be for NIPSCO ownership. Projects must also conform with NIPSCO’s technical specifications.
NIPSCO has retained Charles River Associates (“CRA”) to manage the RFP processes for the purpose of creating the two RFPs and soliciting responses. CRA will also serve as the independent third party to evaluate all Proposals on behalf of NIPSCO.
Several important milestone dates for the RFP process are shown below: