Energy Generation For The Future

The way electric companies generate your electricity is vastly different than what it used to be. In particular, coal is being used less to generate your energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, since 2014, U.S. coal production has declined by nearly 250 million short tons.

Additionally, coal consumption by the electric sector is down by roughly 200 million short tons.

“The landscape for electric generation is shifting dramatically, not just for NIPSCO but for our nation as a whole.” –Violet Sistovaris, Executive Vice President & President, NIPSCO

Indiana energy companies are investing in alternative generation sources other than coal:

Indiana Michigan Power:
   - Recently opened four solar plants (three in Indiana, one in Michigan)

NIPSCO:
   - Considering shutting down a total of seven coal units by 2023

Indianapolis Power & Light:
   - Converted Harding Street coal plant to natural gas

Duke:
   - Building a 17-Megawatt solar plant in southern Indiana

Vectren:
   - 80-Megawatts of wind power in Benton County, Indiana