Indiana Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (IN)
The steps of the Indiana bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in Indiana
The Indiana electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Indiana, ReliabilityFirst is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. Indiana has two balancing authorities: Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and PJM Interconnection (PJM). MISO is the primary balancing authority, while PJM monitors transmission systems in the northeast corner of the State. Both PJM and MISO work together to centrally dispatch generation and coordinate the movement of wholesale electricity in Indiana.
In Indiana there are a number of investor-owned, public, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:
- Duke Energy Indiana Inc which services counties throughout Indiana;
- Indiana Municipal Power Agency which serves counties throughout the state;
- Indianapolis Power & Light Co which serves central Indiana;
- Northern Indiana Public Service Company which serves northern counties in the state;
- Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company which serves southern counties in the state; and
- American Electric Power Company which serves northeast Indiana.