NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff (Indiana)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|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|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Wind 100kW or less: 0.17/kWh|
Wind 100kW-2MW: 0.10/kWh
|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
|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
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.
|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|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.