NIPSCO announced Friday the completion of the new 100-mile Reynolds-Topeka electric transmission line project, connecting NIPSCO’s Reynolds substation (in Reynolds, Ind.), Burr Oak substation (in Burr Oak, Ind.) and Hiple Substation (near Topeka, Ind.). The 345-kilovolt (kV) line will enhance system reliability, offer environmental benefits by increasing access to wind and solar energy, and allow for greater access to supplies of electricity, including improved access to lower-cost electricity for customers. Last week also marked the completion of the nearly 70-mile Greentown-Reynolds 765-kV line, connecting the Greentown Station near Kokomo, Ind., to the Reynolds Station located in Reynolds, Ind. Greentown-Reynolds was the second MVP project in Indiana, and it was jointly constructed by NIPSCO and Pioneer Transmission, LLC – a joint venture of Duke Energy and American Electric Power (AEP). The projects had a combined cost of approximately $600 million.