NIPSCO Reinvests $660 Million into Energy System Upgrades in 2019
With the heavy construction season around the corner, NIPSCO
will be continuing its work to upgrade the electric and gas infrastructure
across northern Indiana with nearly $660 million in planned investments this
year. This reinvestment is part of NIPSCO’s overall ongoing modernization plan
to ensure long-term safety and reliability for customers. Vast portions of the
nation’s infrastructure system – including NIPSCO’s – were built in the
post-World War II era. After more than 60 years, those systems are nearing the
limits of their original design, and NIPSCO’s plan proactively addresses these
critical areas before they become problematic.
Among the types of upgrades planned in 2019, NIPSCO will replace and upgrade some of the following components of its system: 1,776 wooden utility poles and 86 miles of overhead electrical transmission lines 162,000 feet of underground electrical cable lines, 18 power transformers and 98 circuit breakers 7,393 existing streetlights to energy-efficient, long-lasting LED lights 10 miles of natural gas pipeline and upgrades to natural gas regulator stations Continued program to expand natural gas in-line inspection technology and system capabilities These modernization projects provide a number of direct benefits to customers and communities by maintaining the overall safety and integrity of the system, identifying 2 and eliminating system failures, providing direct and indirect economic benefits, and supporting new business expansion across the state. For more information on NIPSCO’s modernization plan please visit NIPSCO.com/future.
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