During the evening of Thursday, Aug. 6, approximately 40 NIPSCO employees traveled east to assist with the Hurricane Isaias restoration efforts. An estimated 3.7 million customers across the east coast remain without power since Tuesday evening.
These employees volunteered to provide aid and will assist Eversource, which serves several of the areas most impacted by the storm – including Connecticut, where NIPSCO crews will be stationed.
“We are proud that NIPSCO employees will aid in the restoration efforts caused by the hurricane and tornadoes that severely affected the east coast,” said Phil Winter, director of electric line operations. “We have been working hard to keep all of our valued employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have enacted additional precautions to protect these employees during departure, repair response and return to Indiana.”
The NIPSCO team is prepared to lend assistance with patrolling lines, surveying damage and repairing broken poles and downed lines.
About NIPSCO: Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 810,000 natural gas and 460,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) seven regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 4 million natural gas and electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about NIPSCO and NiSource is available at NIPSCO.com and NiSource.com