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Indiana utility brings 502MW of wind capacity online as part of 2028 coal exit plan

February 02, 2021

Northwest Indiana Times:

Two new wind farms are now online and generating electricity for NIPSCO, the company announced Monday.

The Indiana-based projects — Rosewater Wind in White County and Jordan Creek Wind in Benton and Warren counties — are generating enough electricity to power 125,000 homes, according to NIPSCO.

He [NIPSCO President Mike Hooper] said the projects were the first to be completed in the company’s “Your Energy, Your Future” plan, which sets the goal of being coal-free by 2028 through the addition of cleaner energy sources to its existing portfolio of natural gas and hydroelectric generation. NIPSCO says the transition will save customers $4 billion over the long term.

Rosewater Wind Farm is a 102 megawatt facility constructed by EDP Renewables North America. The wind farm is owned and operated by a joint venture consisting of NIPSCO, the developer of the facility and a tax equity investor.

The Jordan Creek Wind Energy Center is a 400 megawatt wind farm located near Williamsport, Indiana. A subsidiary of Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources built the facility and will be the owner and operator. NIPSCO has entered a 20-year power purchase agreement with the owner.

The company is working with NIPSCO on several other solar and battery storage projects expected to come online in 2022 and 2023.

[Andrew Steele]

More: First 2 NIPSCO wind projects complete

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