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NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Local Government
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Tribal Government
Savings Category 
Photovoltaics
Maximum Rebate 

Rates may not exceed the published tariff rate

Program Info
Start Date 

07/13/2011

State 
Indiana
Program Type 
Performance-Based Incentive
Rebate Amount 

Wind 100kW or less: $0.17/kWh
Wind 100kW-2MW: $0.10/kWh
Solar 10kW or less: $0.30/kWh
Solar 10kW-2MW: $0.26/kWh
Biomass 5MW or less: $0.106/kWh
Hydroelectric 1MW or less: $0.12/kWh
Non-biomass facilities greater than 2 MW are subject to a formula rate

Provider 
Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation

NIPSCO is now offering a feed-in tariff program for customers who generate electricity from solar, wind, biomass, or new hydroelectric facilities. All NIPSCO electric customers in good standing are eligible for the program. Facilities must be between 5 kilowatts (kW) and 5 megawatts (MW), must be insured, and must meet interconnection standards. Hydroelectric facilities are limited to 1 MW, and only new hydrofacilities are eligible. Payments are made to the customer on a monthly basis. Applications are available on the web site, as well as engineering standards and tariff information.

The total capacity available under the feed-in tariff is limited to 30 MW. No single technology can exceed 15 MW. 700 kW is allocated for solar projects of less than 10 kW capacity, and 300 kW is allocated for wind projects of less than 10 kW in capacity. One customer (including its affiliates) may not exceed more than 5 MW. A customer may elect to use up to 1 MW of its production for on-site use.