Lake County Solar

Size: 5.4 MW (DC)

Location: Lake County, IN (Multiple)

Distinguishing Features

East Chicago, IN

  • Developed under national account with a major pipeline company
  • Ballasted technology
  • Power production secured by a guaranteed Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) with Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

The 2.7 MW (DC) Lake County Solar East Chicago Project is located on an industrial site in Northern Indiana owned and operated by Buckeye Partners, L.P., a leading national energy pipeline and storage company. The array is interconnected into the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) grid in East Chicago, Illinois. Lake County Solar is enabled by a feed-in-tariff, or guaranteed long term standard offer contract, offered by NIPSCO. Community Energy and Buckeye have entered into such an agreement, which establishes NIPSCO as the both the power purchaser and SREC off-taker.

Griffith, IN

  • Safety analysis and plan integrated with pipeline operations
  • Ballasted technology
  • Power production secured by a guaranteed Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) with Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

The array is interconnected into the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) grid in the town of Griffith, Indiana.

The project sites are located on industrial land. Land that was previously underutilized has now been redeveloped to support the production of clean renewable energy. It is expected to produce approximately 3,120 Megawatt hours annually, avoiding 2,615 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year and the equivalent of removing over 7,410 cars from Indiana’s roads over the 15-year term of the power purchase agreement.