Schahfer plant in Wheatfield

NIPSCO announced earlier this month that it will delay the closing of is Schahfer generating plant in Wheatfield until 2025.

WHEATFIELD — The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is delaying the retirement of two coal-fired electric generating units at its Schahfer Generating Station in Wheafield until 2025.

NIPSCO officials said the delay is necessary because of the current federal solar tariff investigation, which involves potential trade violations involving solar panels bought from Asian suppliers. The U.S. Department of Commerce is looking into claims that solar cell manufacturers are avoiding U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods by producing solar cells with Chinese parts in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.