Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is announcing the opening of its
next round of request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of
potential resources to meet the future electric needs of its customers.
“As we continue to
further our Your Energy, Your Future, customer-focused plan, it’s important
to consider all energy source options that balance the needs of our
customers and communities,” NIPSCO President Violet Sistovaris said. “This
effort is consistent with our goal to focus on providing affordable,
reliable energy while maintaining flexibility for future technology and
This RFP will
satisfy a 2023 capacity need following the release of NIPSCO’s 2018
Integrated Resource Plan, in which the company announced its plans to retire
all of its remaining coal-fired generation by 2028, and replace it with
lower-cost, cleaner options. NIPSCO is considering all sources in the RFP
process. Dispatchable and semi-dispatchable generation, renewables, demand
response resources and contractual arrangements will be considered, as well
as emerging technologies such as storage.
NIPSCO is requesting proposals in three target areas:
300 megawatt (MW) of installed capacity (ICAP) of wind and wind paired with
storage (NIPSCO reserves the right to transact more or less than the
referenced ICAP target).
2,300 MW ICAP of solar and solar paired with storage.
other: Targeting economic opportunities for thermal and other capacity
is the independent RFP manager.
energy mix includes generation from natural gas and coal, hydroelectric
generation, purchased wind power, customer-owned renewable generation,
demand response, energy efficiency and other purchased power.
The RFP will close
Nov. 20 and more information can be found at