NIPSCO Invites Schools to Participate in Energy Safety Program

Energy-safe-kids-logoNorthern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) have teamed up to deliver 105 Energy Safe Kids classroom presentations to schools in northern Indiana this November.

Energy Safe Kids is a unique, engaging program designed to encourage fourth-grade students to think about energy sources and how to be safe around them whether at home, at school or outdoors.

“Safety isn’t something that just stays within our ‘NIPSCO walls.’ We work relentlessly every day to educate our communities on our work and energy safety,” said Andy Stone, vice president of gas operations at NIPSCO. “This program is another way for us to continue that education and deliver on our number one commitment – safety.“

Energy educators will teach students the basics about energy and energy safety, and teachers will receive a collection of teaching materials correlated to state common core content, including science and social studies.

Presentations will be held for two weeks starting Monday, Nov. 6. If interested, schools and fourth-grade teachers within NIPSCO’s service territory are asked to register at Space is limited.

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About NEF: National Energy Foundation is a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination and implementation of supplementary educational materials and programs. These resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science, math, technology, conservation, energy efficiency and the environment. They recognize the importance and contribution of natural resources to our economy, our national security, the environment and our quality of life.

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 and