Beginning Monday April 2nd, NIPSCO and contracted crews will be using a helicopter to replace 12 miles of optical ground wire on lattice towers from Dune Acres to Michigan City, which will increase internal communications and connectivity to improve overall service reliability for customers. This project is just one of many existing and future investments planned as part of the company’s long-term effort to modernize the gas and electric infrastructure across its entire service area. Area residents and the public may notice the helicopter working from Monday to Saturday during normal business hours. Completion of the project is expected by Saturday, April 14, weather permitting. For more information on NIPSCO’s modernization efforts, visit