Northern Indiana Utility Ditching Coal in Favor of Renewable Energy in Next 10 Years
Sarah Bowman | Indianapolis Star
A northern Indiana utility is moving away from coal, and fast.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Company announced Wednesday that it will speed up the retirement of its coal-fired generation by as much as 10 years — planning to retire the majority of its remaining plants in the next five years and the entire fleet within 10.
In its place, NIPSCO is looking to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind coupled with battery storage.
“When considering the cost to serving customers, reliability, among other factors, renewable technologies stand out as the most viable option for customers,” company spokesman Nick Meyer told IndyStar.
As part of the planning process for its future electricity supply, NIPSCO conducted an analysis on how best to power people’s homes and businesses. The findings: to move away from coal, and faster than planned…(Read the full story)