NIPSCO and contracted crews from Kent Powers will be replacing static wire on existing  electrical lattice towers located on the top most position of the towers with new Optical  Ground Wire (OPGW). A small low-flying helicopter will be used to replace and string new wires, which will help shield the electrical conductors from lightning  while providing a telecommunications path for internal communications. This project is part of NIPSCO’s on-going modernization plan to upgrade its infrastructure system in northern Indiana. The project is expected to last one month, beginning work in the  near W 700 N and N 175 W and ending near Tower Road and Apple Grove Lane in the City of Valparaiso. Customers are not expected to experience any interruption in their electrical service during this project. NIPSCO appreciates the patience of the community during these important infrastructure modernization projects. For more information on NIPSCO’s modernization plan please visit