Merrillville-based Northern Indiana Public Service Co. and Indianapolis Power & Light Co. are proposing programs designed to replace the state's Energizing Indiana initiative. The plans still need approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. June 2, 2014

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) renewed its commitment to helping customers save energy and money in a filing made with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to extend the availability of electric energy efficiency programs.

The programs outlined in the plan – available to all NIPSCO electric customers – will replace the state-wide Energizing Indiana programs which are set to expire at the end of 2014.

“Continuing to offer ways for our customers to help save energy and manage their bills is important,” said Jim Stanley, NIPSCO CEO. “This proposal outlines a variety of cost-effective programs that are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers across northern Indiana.”

NIPSCO has been providing electric energy efficiency programs since 2009. Under the new plan, popular residential programs such as the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, the New Construction Program and Low Income Weatherization Program will continue.

NIPSCO is proposing to combine the Home Energy Assessment and Weatherization Program in an effort to streamline these offerings, making it easier for customers to participate. An expanded pilot program for income-qualified customers is also part of the plan.

Through these programs, NIPSCO expects residential customers to save 49.5 million kilowatt hours (hWh) in 2015.

An opt-out provision for larger commercial and industrial customers is also included, as many of NIPSCO's large customers have already implemented and continue to invest in energy efficiency measures outside of the standard utility programs. However, NIPSCO will continue to offer interested industrial customers incentive programs for saving electricity, including the Commercial & Industrial Custom Program, the Commercial & Industrial Prescriptive Program and a Small Business Direct Install Program for NIPSCO's smaller commercial customers.

Changes to NIPSCO's energy efficiency programs for gas customers are not being proposed in this filing.

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) must review and approve the plan, in addition to input from other customer stakeholder groups, including the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC).

For information about all energy efficiency offerings available to NIPSCO customers, visit

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has served the energy needs of Northern Indiana since 1912. NIPSCO, with headquarters in Merrillville, Ind., is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). With more than 821,000 natural gas customers and 468,000 electric customers across the northern third of Indiana, NIPSCO is the largest natural gas distribution company, and the second largest electric distribution company, in the state. NiSource distribution companies serve 3.8 million natural gas and electric customers primarily in seven states. More information about NIPSCO is available at

Source: Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

June 2, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IPL has a long history of providing energy efficiency programs, resources and education Indianapolis – Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) announced today the utility has filed its 2015-2016 Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency plan with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).

IPL has a long history of implementing and delivering cost–effective Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency programs for its customers. Energy efficiency is an important element of IPL's overall resource plan and will allow for deferred capacity needs, reduced energy costs and the opportunity for customers to have more control over their energy usage and costs.

IPL is seeking approval to continue to offer the following programs for residential customers:

-Residential Lighting: Offers point of purchase rebates for certain high efficiency lighting products such as LED and CFL bulbs.

-Residential Income Qualified Weatherization: Provides energy audits, including the installation of energy-saving measures and weatherization improvements for income-qualified customers.

-Residential Air Conditioning Load Management: Pays incentives to customers who allow IPL to manage their air conditioner energy use during critical times in the summer months.

-Home Energy Assessment: Provides walk-through energy assessments including the installation of energy saving measures and recommendations for improving a home’s energy efficiency.

-Multi Family Direct Install: Offers the direct installation of a variety of energy efficiency measures in multi-family housing units.

-School Energy Efficiency Education: Informs and educates elementary aged students by providing them a take-home energy efficiency kit.

-Online Energy Assessment: Residential customers can use this online energy assessment tool that includes delivery of an energy efficiency kit.

-Residential Appliance Recycling: Provides incentives to homeowners to recycle older, less efficient refrigerators, freezers and window AC units.

-Residential Peer Comparison Reports: Informs customers about their household’s energy use, including a comparison to similar homes in their area.

If the current plan is approved, these programs as well as a number of offerings for Commercial and Industrial customers will begin on January 1, 2015.

Complete details on IPL's current energy efficiency programs for residential and business customers, called Power ToolsSM, can be found at Current IPL energy efficiency programs, as well as those offered by Energizing Indiana, will continue through Dec. 31, 2014.

About Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL)

Indianapolis Power & Light Company provides retail electric service to more than 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit or connect with us at, or

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