NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff (Indiana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Indiana

Name NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
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
New Hydroelectric 1MW or less: 0.12/kWh
Non-biomass facilities greater than 2 MW are subject to a formula rate

Eligible System Size 5 kW-5 MW

Facilities less than 5 kW may qualify at NIPSCO's discretion

Equipment Requirements Hydroelectric facilities must be new

Biomass must be operated with a sustainable resource

Start Date 2011-07-13
Expiration Date 2013-12-31

Installation Requirements All facilities must meet NIPSCO's interconnection standards and agreement

Maximum Incentive Rates may not exceed the published tariff rate
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits NIPSCO maintains the renewable energy credit

Terms Contract length shall not exceed 15 years

Purchase rate for energy shall be subject to an escalator of 2% per year

Program Administrator NIPSCO

References DSIRE[1]


NIPSCO is 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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Interconnection Questions
Department Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Experimental Rate 665, Revised Sheet No. 104
Date Effective 2012-12-27
Date Enacted 2012-12-21

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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