About the Project

The Reynolds Topeka Electric System Improvement Project is a 6 year project that will strengthen Indiana’s electric system and provide improved access to wind and solar renewable energy sources through the construction of a new 100 mile electrical transmission line that will connect NIPSCO’s Reynolds substation (in Reynolds, IN), Burr Oak substation (in Burr Oak, IN) and Hiple Substation (near Topeka, IN).

The final route for the project has been selected. To reach this decision, the NIPSCO project team conducted an extensive analysis to identify and evaluate potential routes and carefully considered all input from the public, landowners, agencies and local leaders. To view the final route, click here.

Project FAQs

The Reynolds Topeka line will provide a direct benefit to customers, the local economy, and the environment by:

    • Creating new jobs and business for local suppliers
    • Increasing property taxes paid to local governments by NIPSCO
    • Improving the overall reliability of our electric system
    • Providing anticipated cost savings to customers from access to lower cost energy
    • Improving access to wind and solar renewable energy sources that reduce greenhouse gases

For more information about how the project will affect agricultural properties, what you can or cannot construct within the easement, and vegetation management, click on the links below for additional fact sheets:

Transmission Right-of-Way Activities in Agricultural Lands
Permitted Uses of the Transmission Rights-of-Way
Vegetation Management