Communities

Our strategy for strong, growing communities

Our strategy for strong, growing communities

Strong, Growing Communities

NiSource has a presence in hundreds of communities across 16 states - transporting natural gas and electricity to nearly 4 million utility customers and millions more customers through our interstate pipeline infrastructure. This energy powers homes and businesses, but also a growing number of electric generating facilities that are critical to the energy infrastructure across the eastern United States. This is a responsibility we don’t take lightly.

We are focused on maintaining a constructive community presence and ensuring a safe and reliable operating environment. Our community involvement takes many forms, including millions of dollars in charitable contributions, more than 10,000 recorded employee volunteer hours and $2 billion in energy infrastructure investment that brings jobs, economic development and increased tax revenues to local schools and communities.

Giving Back

In 2013, we donated about $6.2 million to non-profit organizations across our service territory, approximately 1.3 percent of NiSource’s net operating earnings from continuing operations.

Keeping Communities Safe Around Pipelines

We're committed to constantly looking for opportunities to ensure that the public understands how to remain safe around our facilities.

Using GPS Technology to Enhance Pipeline Safety

NiSource’s gas utilities are testing a new approach to improve the safety of the natural gas system.

Engaging Stakeholders

We support a collaborative approach with key stakeholders.

Meeting Future Energy Needs

NIPSCO's Integrated Resource Plan charts our strategy for the next 20 years for meeting the future energy needs of our customers.

Community Advisory Panels (CAPs)

The NIPSCO CAPs are a diverse group of more than 150 local leaders representing the 30-county service area.

Charitable Foundation

The NiSource Charitable Foundation's mission is to help create strong and sustainable communities where our employees and customers live and work.