NIPSCO Announces Addition of Two Indiana-Grown Solar Projects

Renewable Energy Magazine/20-07-2020

NEW YORK: NIPSCO, a subsidiary of NiSource Inc., has plans to add two new solar farms it says will be based in central Indiana. The announcement is part of the energy provider’s “Your Energy, Your Future” initiative – a customer-centric effort focused on delivering a more affordable, reliable and sustainable energy mix for the future. ” NIPSCO plans to be coal-free by 2028, and the company is adding a combination of renewable energy sources including wind, solar and battery storage technology to its existing natural gas generation resources. Several Indiana-based wind projects have previously been announced and construction activity is underway. NIPSCO has finalized two 20-year PPAs with subsidiaries of renewable energy developer NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, for the electricity generated by these latest solar projects. The new solar capacity is expected to be in operation by mid-2023 with the two announced projects representing approximately 300 MW of nameplate capacity. The two projects include Brickyard Solar (200 MW) and Greensboro Solar (100 MW).