(Merrillville, IN) - NIPSCO is making further strides in phasing out coal.
The utility company will be tapping into a newly created wind farm in White County. Officials say enough electricity will be produced by the wind farm to power 80,000 homes annually.
The wind farm expected to start generating electricity in the coming weeks is owned by EDP Renewables. In addition, NIPSCO and the company have teamed up on three other renewable energy projects, officials said.
Eventually, NIPSCO plans to close its coal-fired generating stations like the one in Michigan City to provide electricity produced by the sun and wind to help in the fight against global warming.