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Respondent CDP 2008: NiSource Inc.

General Information
<>It requirement CDP questionnaire introduction answer like text box attach document

 
<>Where available provide following identification numbers primary listings/ordinary shares information company Company Turnover (also known sales) millions US$
7940000000

 
<>ISIN number

 
<>CUSIP number

 
<>SEDOL number

 
1 - Risks and Opportunities
Question 1(a)(i) Regulatory Risks
<>How company exposed regulatory risks related climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to regulatory risks because... 
Currently regulatory impacts associated climate change companies NiSource exclusively U S based company existing required applicable Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction program continues lively debate U S GHG management global warming prospect mandatory climate programs NiSource operating areas longer appears remote entirely clear timing final shape action(s) form reporting requirements mandatory limits GHGs cap trade mechanism carbon tax and/or program technology focus Legislation debated federal level federal regulation possibility state legislatures NiSource operating areas process approved certain bills related climate change state bills primarily focused mandatory emissions reporting voluntary reduction registries included date mandatory reductions GHG related impact risk opportunity depend largely final shape(s) regulatory programs likely largely influenced ultimate outcome U S Congressional debate climate change

 
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Question 1(a)(ii) Physical Risks
<>How company exposed physical risks climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to physical risks because... 
difficult predict specific potential impacts resulting climatic changes NiSource business separate impact normal weather events potential long term effects systemic climate change NiSource operates extensive energy delivery comprised underground ground facilities located wide geographic area Extreme weather events creating physical damage NiSource’ s facilities result interruption delivery natural gas electricity addition customer demand energy sensitive temperatures— electricity required summer cooling natural gas used heating winter changes temperature patterns impact demand energy

 
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Question 1(a)(iii) General Risks
<>How company exposed general risks result climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to general risks because... 
Consumer attitude demand energy products services likely influenced broad array factors closely linked regulatory market forces resulting carbon constraints momentum builds reduce GHG emissions commercial risks potentially stem reductions demand gas electricity generated fossil fuels accompanied increased costs consumer conservation energy efficiency improvement efforts and/or switching renewable forms energy risk mitigated degree fact approximately 70% NiSource revenue derived natural gas transmission distribution fossil fuel lowest carbon intensity

 
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Question 1(a)(iv) Risk Management
<>Has company taken planned action manage general regulatory risks and/oradapt physical risks identified
We have taken or planned action. 
REGULATORY RISK alternative environmental legislative proposals formative stages NiSource active trade associations representing natural gas electric companies order influence shape potential regulations NiSource worked groups help shape concepts important domestic action reduce GHG effort maximize company’ s ability ultimately manage costs impacts potential program NiSource companies opportunity work regulators various states create appropriate mechanisms recover costs future climate change regulation including alternative financial structures promote energy efficiency cost effective regulatory strategies separate decouple recovery fixed costs volume gas delivered customers NiSource continue actively monitor participate GHG regulatory developments interim NiSource continue pursue climate change strategies reduce GHG footprint improve generation natural gas delivery efficiency promote customer energy efficiency NiSource currently working regulators states implement demand programs offer variety incentives encouraging energy conservation efficiency improvements low income customers addition renewed growing support regulatory strategies separate decouple recovery fixed costs volume gas delivered customers NiSource continue working regulators formulate effective strategies expanding types programs broader customer base manner achieves overarching policy objectives sustainable way

 
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Question 1(a)(v) Financial Business implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects therisks identified risks affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
regulatory program likely address carbon dioxide CO2 coal fired power plants increase operating costs regulated electric generation portion NiSource’ s asset portfolio Specifically NiSource generates electricity subsidiary Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) addition natural gas distribution business small hydroelectric plants currently operates coal fired electric generating stations net capacity approximately 2 900 megawatts climate related business risk greatest impact NIPSCO electric operations regulated NIPSCO electric operations represent approximately 30% NiSource annual operating income (the remaining 70% operating income comes regulated natural gas transmission storage distribution) timing extent cost increases depend regulatory program ultimately enacted expected NIPSCO provided opportunity recover costs regulated rate structure

 
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Question 1(b)(i) Regulatory Opportunities
<>How current anticipated regulatory requirements climate change offeropportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated regulatory requirements offer opportunities because... 
noted early state climate change regulations makes impossible forecast specific opportunities general matter NiSource anticipates general areas opportunities presented regulated utility NiSource earnings ultimately driven level investment mandatory greenhouse gas restrictions implemented additional investments likely required order reduce carbon output existing source power generation replace current units regulatory compliant sources energy Second implementation climate change regulation heighten focus energy efficiency Successfully structured energy efficiency programs coupled appropriate regulatory incentives create potential opportunity decade NiSource companies developed deployed energy products utilize advantages gaseous fuel highly efficient energy technologies products offer customers various attributes including predictable energy costs better power quality increased reliability addition technologies lower carbon profile coal based centralized generation NiSource utility companies promote development large site combined heat power (CHP) projects designed provide significant improvements customer energy efficiency

 
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Question 1(b)(ii) Physical Opportunities
<>How current anticipated physical changes resulting climate change presentopportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated physical changes offer opportunities because... 
noted 70% NiSource earnings provided natural gas expect use natural gas certain applications power generation increase period immediately following implementation climate change regulations addition potential increased demand operational improvements company’ s natural gas operations result reduction methane emissions turn provide source offsets financial value potential cap trade regime

 
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No 

 
Question 1(b)(iii) General Opportunities
<>How does climate change present general opportunities company
We consider that climate change offers opportunities because... 
NiSource operates nation's largest delivery systems natural gas key element NiSource's growth strategy includes expansion commercial growth natural gas pipeline storage businesses growth strategies outlined 2007 NiSource Annual Report consistent NiSource Environmental Health Safety Climate Change Policies collectively pledge " provide products solution reducing nation's greenhouse gas emissions address global climate change challenges business activity compatible sustained economic growth "Efficient use natural gas power generation approximately half effect MWH basis coal combustion NiSource's growth delivery natural gas play role opportunity extent natural gas used bridge fuel coal fired generation presently utilized low carbon intensity power generation economy future addition NiSource's expansion natural gas storage help moderate volatility natural gas pricing customers Carbon Capture Sequestration (CCS) technology currently development capture store CO2 emissions fossil fuel fired electric generating stations captured CO2 transported pipelines underground storage fields largest operators underground storage natural gas U S potential exists NiSource play role developing transporting storing CO2 emissions

 
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No 

 
Question 1(b)(iv) Maximizing Opportunities
<>Do invest plans invest products services designedto minimize adapt effects climate change
Climate change has led to investment or planned investment in order to maximise climate change opportunities. 
economic models carbon constrained economy natural gas demand increases mentioned NiSource investing natural gas storage pipeline infrastructure help meet increased customer demand mitigate variability natural gas costs customers NiSource's NIPSCO subsidiary process purchasing natural gas fired combined cycle facility generates power half carbon intensity coal fired generation addition NIPSCO evaluating potential purchasing wind power help meet increasing customer demand NiSource Energy Technologies (NET) pioneered highly efficient distributed generation systems commercial small industrial customers NET's successes include • Installation nation's energy micro cogeneration Walgreen's store Northwest Indiana • collaborative effort Hilton Garden Inn Northwest Indiana Department Energy design modular package hotel industry • Recognition EPA’ s Combined Heat Power Partnership NET’ s "superior environmental performance"

 
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No 

 
Question 1(b)(v) Financial Business Implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects theopportunities identified opportunities affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
timing extent climate change prompts new requirements reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) represent commercial opportunities NiSource domestic power sector comprising nation’ s GHG inventory climate change shape energy environmental policies encourage efficient natural gas usage given preliminary state climate change regulation quantification specific financial effects possible time

 
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No 

 
2 - Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting
Question 2(a)(i) Reporting Boundary
Calculation tools assist companies calculating GHG emissions particular activities combustion fuels production processes http //www ghgprotocol org/calculation tools/all tools Companies new emissions reporting strongly recommended use tools assist calculations used calculation tool list question methodologies
<>Please indicate category best describes company entities groupfor response prepared
Companies over which operational control is exercised. 

 
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No 

 
Question 2(a)(ii) Reporting Year
<>Please explicitly state dates accounting year period GHG emissionsare reported
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007Financial accounting year 01 January 2007

 
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No 

 
Question 2(a)(iii) Methodology
<>Please specify methodology used company calculate GHG emissions select methodology used using radio buttons used GHG Protocol ISO 14064 1 references calculation tools used explanation calculation methods devised explain data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors used calculations reference supplied calculation tool contact provider calculation tool information used methodology devised explain methodology including methods calculation data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors
GHG Protocol 
GHG Protocol NiSource calculates corporate wide emissions using Climate Leaders GHG Inventory Guidance defines Partners working EPA inventory report GHG emissions Guidance based existing GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting Reporting Standard developed World Resources Institute World Business Council Sustainable Development NiSource companies report emissions WRI control approach including Scope 1 Scope 2 identified Scope 3 emissions NiSource companies report nearly 100% GHG emissions produced operations include Scope 3 emissions related purchased power parties meet customer demand purpose reporting GHG emissions control defined ability introduce implement operational policy having operational control having majority entity NiSource businesses respective facilities U S based major GHGs considered inclusion emissions inventory Given nature operations following included emissions inventory carbon dioxide (CO2) nitrous oxide (N2O) methane (CH4) natural gas transmission storage distribution facilities CO2 N2O CH4 electric generating plants sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) electric power distribution operation

 
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No 

 
Question 2(b)(i) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol
<>Are able provide breakdown direct indirect emissions Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol analyse electricity consumption

 
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No 

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004 enter historical data reported information response previous CDP questionnaires

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>27096053 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>b Total Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>Not applicable

 
<>By country Scope 1 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)
USA 27096053

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>238711 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>d Total Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>Not applicable

 
<>By country Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)
USA 238711

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
125965 MWh

 
<>f Total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country
USA 125965

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
4535 MWh

 
<>h Total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex Bcountries

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country
USA 4535

 
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Yes 
total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources estimated using USEPA eGRID database EPA reports emissions electric generation facilities country eGrid database questionnaire uses data recent eGRID2006 Version 2 1 (April 2007) year 2004 summary tables eGRID database includes data types generating units production information generation resource/fuel mix data categorized various measures geographic area order estimate renewable percentage total MWh purchased electricity percentage generation renewable sources main geographic areas NiSource operates combined NiSource facilities operate areas covered Reliability Corporation (RFC) Southeast Reliability Corporation (SERC) renewable component estimated using biomass hydro wind solar components energy resource region averaging percentage calculate 3 6% renewable component global purchased electricity

 
Question 2(b)(iii) Electric Utilities Emissions Fuel Type Year 1 answers
previous page companies asked report emissions scope GHG Protocol country Electric utility companies additionally asked report emissions fuel type request emissions data given country going reporting period ending 2000 enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page report ways absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions reported
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007

 
<>a) select country enter figure absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
USA 16476476 27668 414905



 
<>b) select country enter figure emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
USA 1.115 0.955 0.349



 
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No 

 
Question 2(b)(iv) Electric Utilities Capacity Year 1 answers
addition emissions inventories electric utility companies asked historic current installed capacity energy source possible companies asked figures going reporting period ending 2000 enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period capacity reported
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007

 
<>Companies asked provide total installed capacity (in MW) country energy source reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 3179 203 525 10

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 1 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 14775 29 1188 52

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 2 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2006End date 31 December 2006

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 14659 15 794 63

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 3 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2005End date 31 December 2005

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 15804 30 931 40

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 4 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2004End date 31 December 2004

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 15149 6 678 62

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 5 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2003End date 31 December 2003

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 14712 6 55

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 6 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2002End date 31 December 2002

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 14095 7 48

 
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Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 7 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 January 2001End date 31 December 2001

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
USA 15749 14 70

 
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Question 2(b)(ii) Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol
<>If unable Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions and/or electricity consumption report GHG emissions able identify description emissions answered 2(b)(i) question 2(c)(i)

 
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No 

 
Question 2(c)(i) Emissions – Scope 3 GHG Protocol
<>How identify and/or measure Scope 3 emissions
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) supplies electricity customers Northern Indiana NIPSCO operates electrical generation facilities times purchases power grid (i e suppliers) meet electrical demand NIPSCO does operational control facilities does ownership party suppliers NIPSCO includes purchased power allow calculate total emissions intensity electricity provides customers NIPSCO quantifies amounts purchased suppliers year uses information estimate Scope 3 emissions total power purchased MWhrs converted estimated emissions using regional emissions intensity factor conversion accomplished use EPA eGRID database EPA reports emissions electricity generating facilities country eGRID database recent version eGRID2006 Version2 1 (April 2007) used purpose data provided EPA categorized various measures geographic area generation according North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) regions Using NERC sub regions eGRID closest sub regions Reliability Corporation (RFC) Michigan Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) Midwest RFC West average CO2 emission factors regions 1680 3 lbs CO2 MWhr purchased method provides likely scenario power dispatched closest possible regions supply NIPSCO emission factor used purchase power totals measure Scope 3 CO2 emissions

 
<>Please provide possible Details significant Scope 3 sources company
NiSource accounts GHG emissions intensity metric determination associated purchased power parties meet customer demand better track account influence cleaner power purchases customers 2007 GHG emissions associated party purchases customer use 2 922 073 CO2 equivalents noted response question 2(b)(iii)

 
<>b Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel
<>Emissions related employee business travel company owned vehicles aircraft estimated considered minimis Company owned vehicles aircraft included Scope 2 emission estimates

 
<>ii External distribution/logistics
<>Emissions related external distribution/logistics tracked

 
<>iii Use/disposal company’ s products services
<>2922073 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>iv Company supply chain
<>Emissions related purchased power party suppliers meet customer demand tracked described 2(c)(i)

 
<>c Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions
Emissions related purchased power party suppliers meet customer demand tracked described 2(c)(i)

 
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No 

 
Question 2(d) External Verification
<>(i) information reported response Questions 2(b) (c) beenexternally verified audited plan information verified oraudited
Yes (Please go to 2(d)(ii)) 

 
<>(ii) answer question 2d(i) Yes provide attach copy audit verification statement state plans verification
Inventory Management Plan (IMP) prepared serve guiding principle assure complete emissions inventory maintained time IMP prepared party implementation partner CH2M Hill Climate Leaders’ guidance WBCSD/WRI GHG Protocol consistent general energy sector practices Partnership program data submitted EPA 2006 desktop review inventories assure accuracy completeness technical soundness addition internal QA/QC peer review process Finally NiSource hired party gas sector greenhouse gas expert refine review inventory process geared achieving higher level accuracy inventory scheduled completed 2007 EPA Climate Leaders Program continually reviews emissions inventory data GHG emission reduction goal progress addition EPA provides technical assistance determining organizational operational boundaries identifying appropriate emission factors documenting decisions IMP ensure consistency transparency inventory time EPA performs desktop reviews inventory data IMP ensure meet EPA’ s quality standards conducts risk based site IMP review ensure IMP implemented facility level reviews generally reflect level examined party verification provide reasonable assurance EPA implemented GHG data collection management place NiSource intends conduct party verification 2008 using enhanced inventory methodology outlined

 
<>(iii) specify standard protocol information hasbeen audited verified
WBCSD/WRI GHG Protocol

 
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No 

 
Question 2(e) Data Accuracy
<>Does company place assess accuracy GHG emissions inventory calculation methods data processes systems relating GHG measurement provide details explain data accuracy managed
Yes, we do have a system. 
Innovative Environmental Solutions (IES) contracted NiSource 2007 prepare improved foundation data collection inventory development methodology documentation note areas future improvement refinement 2006 inventory effort envisioned NiSource’ s continuous improvement process directed seeking incremental improvements previous years inventory efforts natural progression higher fidelity estimates NiSource's efforts achieve stated goals inventory quality transparency credibility QA/QC steps taken step inventory development process improve accuracy fidelity emission estimates IES staff NiSource GHG team members knowledgeable natural gas systems power generation facilities emissions characterization sources QA/QC checks activity data ensure accuracy reported emissions electrical generation units coal gas combusted reported NiSource compared heat input data submitted NiSource EPA Additionally carbon dioxide emissions reported NiSource come CEM data reported EPA using MDC 4 software CO2 emissions NiSource's electric generating stations make largest portion inventory QA/QC process includes continuous improvement feedback provides corrective actions designed improve inventory estimates time

 
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No 

 
Question 2(f) Emissions History
<>Do emissions reported accounting year vary significantly compared previous years explain reasons variations
Yes, they do vary significantly. 
significant variations existing NiSource GHG emissions profile 2001 base year directly indirectly related • mothballing D H Mitchell Generation Station 525 MW coal fired electric generating facility • development increased utilization Whiting Clean Energy facility (a NiSource subsidiary) Whiting Clean Energy developed highly efficient large natural gas fired combined heat power facility facility produce power approximately half carbon intensity traditional coal fired power plant • increase purchased power lower carbon intensity Combined activities contributed approximately 8 8% reduction greenhouse gas intensity electric segment Notably 2003 NiSource divested approximately 1000 MW lower carbon intensity generation sold Primary Energy subsidiary operations significantly improved overall GHG emission rate NiSource consistent Climate Leaders control inventory approach impacts included year year emissions profile divested (even continue operate provide low carbon intensity power Northwest Indiana)The GHG emissions inventory process detailed NiSource Inventory Management Plan (IMP) revised NiSource GHG Inventory Methodology Report Significant enhancements 2007 provide opportunity detailed analysis emissions emission changes time Changes result improved methodologies/techniques collaboration Interstate Natural Gas Association America (INGAA) American Gas Association (AGA) trade groups especially NGT& S area modifications core assumptions add IMP annual review basis

 
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Yes 
NiSource reported GHG summaries DOE EIA 1605b program EPA Climate Leaders program investor related requests 1605b report submitted accumulations GHG emissions related NiSource activities accumulations 1605b emissions employed NiSource IMP reporting Climate Leaders Program Climate Leaders Program continues look sector specific emission factors Climate Leader implementation partner initiatives developing GHG reporting protocols enhancement process undertaken early 2007 regard Natural Gas Star reporting procedures Reporting guidelines program examined compared field data generated 2006 previous years purpose review accurately reflect true GHG emission reductions authenticated verified used cross reporting GHG programs Natural Gas Star reports 2005 adapted reflect verifiable reductions NiSource utilize future reporting protocols addition specific reduction projects analyzed field testing conducted begin evaluation process determine potential additional GHG reductions Understanding NiSource's GHG emissions reduction opportunities helps NiSource comment developing INGAA AGA policies activities 2007 “ Climate Registry” formed establish standardized reporting platform protocol addition 2007 USEPA announced intent develop mandatory inventory program program incorporate elements Climate Registry states operate signed Climate Registry expected ultimately states implement USEPA inventory program

 
Question 2(g) Emissions Trading
<>i) Does company facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme
No, we do not. (Please go to question 2(g)(ii) below)  

 
<>If a) provide details annual allowances awarded company Phase years 1 January 2005 31 December 2007 details allowances allocated Phase II commencing 1 January 2008 cases enter numbers punctuation example enter 2000 instead 2 000 enter allowance Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007

 
<>b) provide details actual annual emissions facilities covered EU ETS effect 1 January 2005 enter emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007

 
<>Phase II annual allowances1 January 2008 – 31 December 2008

 
<>1 January 2009 – 31 December 2009

 
<>1 January 2010 – 31 December 2010

 
<>1 January 2011 – 31 December 2011

 
<>1 January 2012 – 31 December 2012

 
<>c) impact company’ s profitability EU ETS

 
<>ii) company's strategy trading participating regional and/or international trading schemes (eg EU ETS RGGI CCX) Kyoto mechanisms CDM JI projects Explain involvement following EU ETS

 
<>CDM/JI
NiSource wholly operates United States did participate CDM/JI project

 
<>CCX
NiSource's CO2 emissions covered EU emissions Trading Scheme trading systems NiSource did participate design stage Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) NiSource currently participating CCX trading program

 
<>RGGI

 
<>Others
NiSource actively participating projects develop additional offset protocols trading programs intent utilize protocols establish elements necessary validate natural gas transmission storage reductions turn fosters incentive identify implement reduction projects sources advantage trading opportunities market participation Overall NiSource actively working assure promulgated trading programs recognize role natural gas solving nation's GHG issues focus sectors effectively address GHG reductions integrate global response interim NiSource continue monitor advocate projects increase efficiency converting fuel useful energy products recognized climate registries climate trading programs

 
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No 

 
Question 2(g)(iii) Electric Utilities EU ETS Allowances
previous page companies asked report EU ETS allowances year electric utility companies supply information country state allowances received new power plants
<>a) 1 January 2005 31 December 2005
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>b) 1 January 2006 31 December 2006
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>c) 1 January 2007 31 December 2007
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>d) Phase II1 January 2008 31 December 2008
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>1 January 2009 31 December 2009
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>1 January 2010 31 December 2010
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>1 January 2011 31 December 2011
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
<>1 January 2012 31 December 2012
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 

 
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Question 2(g)(iv) Electric Utilities Non EU Trading Regimes Year 1 answers
Electric utility companies significant operations outside EU covered emission trading regimes asked emissions country regional regulatory regime allowances country regional regulatory regime emissions allowances Metric Tonnes CO2 Metric Tonnes CO2 e appropriate country regional regulatory regime concerned
<>Please enter dates reporting period finishing 2007 used answer question selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end page repeat process previous reporting periods
Dates selected

 
<>
Country/Regulatory Regime

Total CO2 emissions

Total CO2-e emissions

CO2 allowances

CO2-e allowances

 

 
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No 

 
Question 2(g)(v) Electric Utilities – Participation CDM/JI
EU electricity companies CERs ERUs issued enter numbers punctuation example enter 2000 instead 2 000
<>Phase 1 (2005 2007) CERs/ERUs

 
<>Of credits projects group listed direct participant

 
<>Of credits obtained carbon funds

 
<>Of credits HFC projects

 
<>Total phase 2 (2008 2012)

 
<>Of credits projects group listed direct participant

 
<>Of credits obtained carbon funds

 
<>Of credits HFC projects

 
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No 

 
Question 2(g)(vi) Electric Utilities – Offsets Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period finishing 2007 used answer question offset schemes covered preceding questions selecting “ Add additional year figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting periods report Metric Tonnes CO2 Metric Tonnes CO2 e appropriate exclude voluntary offsets
Dates selected

 
<>Please electric utility companies offsets country reporting period given
Country/Regulatory Regime

Metric Tonnes CO2-e

Metric Tonnes CO2

Other

 

 
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No 

 
Question 2(h) Energy Costs
<>i) identify total costs $ energy consumption fossil fuels electric power want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)

 
<>ii) percentage total operating costs does represent

 
<>iii) percentage energy costs incurred energy renewable sources

 
<>More details
NIPSCO purchases fossil fuel vast majority electric generation cost fuel passed customers Fuel Adjustment Clause Energy consumption normal building lighting heating minimis portion operating budgets

 
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No 

 
3 - Performance
Question 3(a) Reduction Plans
<>i) Does company GHG emissions reduction plan place provide details information requested currently plan place explain
Yes, we have a reduction plan in place. (Please proceed to part (ii) ) 

 
<>ii) baseline year emissions reduction plan
2001

 
<>If want information rolling target

 
<>iii) emissions reduction targets period targets extend
NiSource met EPA Climate Leader representatives purpose discussing GHG reduction strategy meeting NiSource proposed working improve NiSource companies’ customers’ energy efficiency 7% 2001 2012 Total benefits NiSource’ s efforts anticipated reduce GHG emissions approximately 1 9 million tons CO2 equivalent 2012 projected emissions

 
<>iv) activities undertaking reduce emissions renewable energy energy efficiency process modifications offsets sequestration targets set timescales extend
ELECTRIC PRODUCTION PROPOSED EMISSION REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIESThe bulk capital investment reduction opportunities electric business following bullets summarize key opportunities undertaken • Heat Rate Improvement (capital intensive projects designed improve unit electric generation efficiency including turbine control upgrade condenser tube replacements cooling tower upgrade feed water heater upgrade air heater basket replacement ) • Generating station output/closing utilization new external power including efficient gas fired combined heat power generation combined cycle gas turbine generation replace older efficient coal fired generation lost plant shutdown NIPSCO ceased operating coal fired generating stations D H Mitchell electric generating station ceased operations late 2001 NIPSCO securing cleaner external power commitments and/or internal generation • Electric steam turbine replacement projects dense pack configuration • Neural net artificial intelligence installations learn improve operation electric generation unit emissions efficiency profiles • Purchase lower GHG intensity power including pursuing purchase electricity generated wind power • respect existing renewable generation NiSource currently operates hydroelectric plants combined generating capacity nearly 16 5 megawatts plants government sponsored price support mechanism • Plans introduce number DSM programs NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION STORAGE PROPOSED EMISSIONS REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIESNiSource companies active participant USEPA Natural Gas Star program 1993 result participation NiSource continue invest programs reduce GHG emissions NiSource implemented following emission reduction programs • Directed inspection maintenance compressor stations metering stations • Identification rehabilitation programs reduce pipeline leakage • Identification replacement high bleed pneumatic devices • Installation excess flow valves • Reduction pressure needed • Installation lower emitting turbines compressor stations • Installation flares dehydration units • Installation electric motors natural gas compression • Use clock spring repairs reduce leakage • Replacement compressor wet seals dry seals • Use ultrasonic meters better identify fix leaks • Relocation gates reduce lost natural gas • Reduction natural gas loss compressor shutdown • Redesign blowdown emergency shutdown practices • Use fixed portable compressors pipeline pump downs • Installation electric starters • Rerouting glycol skimmer gas • Capture methane liquids tanks addition NiSource's Natural Gas Transmission Storage expanding transmission storage capabilities expansion projects incorporating lower emitting technology storing delivering gas lower GHG intensity NiSource Bay State Gas subsidiary partner development Brockton Brightfield Project install 425 kW solar power convert idle brownfield site productive revenue generating asset solar array largest New England largest brightfield nationwide generate 535 megawatt hours electricity year carbon free power 70 homes

 
<>v) investment required achieve targets time period
described emissions reduction opportunities require capital personnel resource investment NiSource investment included 2007 budget anticipated future budgets anticipated NiSource achieves objectives result 7+% reduction GHG intensity NiSource operating footprint natural gas customers annually NiSource track publicly communicate progress meeting GHG emissions reduction goals review quality reductions commitment

 
<>vi) emissions reductions associated costs savings achieved date result plan
Using inventory weighting methodology weights individual business segment's GHG intensity improvement based percentage segment's total contribution inventory NiSource improved GHG intensity date 7 1%

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(b) Emissions Intensity
<>i) appropriate measurement emissions intensity company
Other 
order track emissions intensity time entire corporation NiSource uses intensity index number generated combination intensities major components emission inventory correspond major business segments (described below) index unit number establishes 2001 base year level 1 00 index tracks changes intensity compared 2001 base year time NiSource uses weighted average emissions intensity measure progress inventory broken subcomponent metrics relate 4 main emission types 1) electric power generation (tonnes CO2eq/megawatt hour) 2) natural gas combustion natural gas transmission (tonnes CO2 eq/brake horsepower hour) 3) vented fugitive methane natural gas transmission (tonnes CO2 eq/miles pipe) 4) vented fugitive methane distribution activities (tonnes CO2 eq/miles pipe) overall NiSource intensity (percent change 2001 base year) individual intensities weighted based percentage CO2e NiSource total inventory summed referenced base year index using index current year intensities entire corporation compared 2001 base year intensities

 
<>Please company’ s emissions intensity figure measurement given want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
0.929

 
<>ii) state GHG emissions intensity terms total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 $m turnover EBITDA reporting year Scope 1/ US$millions turnover
3412.6

 
<>Scope 2/ US$millions turnover
30.06

 
<>Scope 1/ EBITDA
17944.4

 
<>Scope 2/ EBITDA
158.1

 
<>iii) company developed emissions intensity targets
Yes, we have developed emission intensity targets. (Please answer questions (a) and (b) below.) 

 
<>a) answer (iii) yes state emissions intensity targets
NiSource's internal emission intensity target reduction 7% year 2012

 
<>b) answer (iii) yes state reductions emissions intensity achieved targets time period
2001 base year NiSource improved GHG intensity 7 1% (as 2007) ahead internal goal 7% year 2012

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(c) Planning
<>Do forecast company’ s future emissions and/or energy use
Yes, we do. (Please answer questions (i) to (iii) below.) 

 
<>i) provide details forecasts summarize methodology used assumptions able quantified forecasts Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions and/or electricity consumption enter numerical data page
company does estimate future emissions directly related energy demand operating subsidiaries utilize various modeling programs estimate future demand various scenarios future emission estimates function estimated demand minus intensity/efficiency improvements planned 2012 previously stated company’ s goal equates 7% improvement GHG intensity

 
<>ii) factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning
NiSource factors costs future emissions various forecasting models electric generation Low mid high level carbon pricing projections utilized projected demand assign variable costs future electric generation Costs future emissions incorporated gas transmission storage expansion planning gas distribution pipe replacement extent reducing GHG impact provides benefit Regulatory costs associated natural gas transmission storage distribution somewhat uncertain point possible increase demand natural gas occur Capital investment planned natural gas operations likely help meet demand

 
<>iii) considerations impact investment decisions
considerations impacted investment decisions NiSource believes natural gas fossil fuel lowest carbon intensity key contributor helping nation meet energy needs reduce domestic GHG emissions mentioned NiSource investing natural gas infrastructure

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(c) (i) Planning Forecasted emissions/electricity use Year 1 answers
page gives opportunity numerical forecasts emissions electricity use possible provide emissions forecasts reporting periods Use “ Add additional year figures” button end page enter emission forecasts successive reporting periods Note enter numbers punctuation example use 2000 instead 2 000
<>Please enter accounting period used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Forecasted Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Forecasted Total global Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>b Forecasted Total Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions forecasts country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Forecasted total global Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>d Forecasted total Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Forecasted electricity consumptione Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity

 
<>f Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources

 
<>h Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
NiSource does times project emissions annual basis electric business does currently project emissions remaining business units Section 3 (c)(iv) electric business unit data available filing NIPSCO Integrated Resource Plan November 2007

 
Question 3(c)(iv) Planning Electric Utilities Forecasted Absolute Relative Emissions Fuel Type Year 1 answers
Electric utility companies asked past emissions broken fuel type country page asks questions looking forwards forecast absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production reporting periods country fuel type Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions forecasted
Start date 01 January 2009End date 31 December 2009

 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
USA 17211499 9681 214785



 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted emissions intensity metric tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 



 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 3(c)(iv) Planning Electric Utilities Forecasted Absolute Relative Emissions Fuel Type Year 2 answers
Electric utility companies asked past emissions broken fuel type country page asks questions looking forwards forecast absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production reporting periods country fuel type Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions forecasted
Start date 01 January 2010End date 31 December 2010

 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
USA 17086251 11843 225106



 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted emissions intensity metric tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 



 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 3(c)(iv) Planning Electric Utilities Forecasted Absolute Relative Emissions Fuel Type Year 3 answers
Electric utility companies asked past emissions broken fuel type country page asks questions looking forwards forecast absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production reporting periods country fuel type Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions forecasted
Start date 01 January 2011End date 31 December 2011

 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
USA 17321621 11555 214193



 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted emissions intensity metric tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 



 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 3(c)(iv) Planning Electric Utilities Forecasted Absolute Relative Emissions Fuel Type Year 4 answers
Electric utility companies asked past emissions broken fuel type country page asks questions looking forwards forecast absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production reporting periods country fuel type Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions forecasted
Start date 01 January 2012End date 31 December 2012

 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
USA 17208354 11657 222569



 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted emissions intensity metric tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 



 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 3(c)(v) Planning Electric Utilities Capacity Year 1 answers
addition forecasted emissions electric utility companies asked details planned capacity country energy source reporting periods select reporting period country data different energy sources Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end page enter successive reporting periods Companies asked provide total installed capacity (in MW) country reporting period energy source following categories
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting period capacity reported
Dates selected

 
<>Companies asked provide total installed capacity (in MW) country energy source following categories reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
NiSource does project electric capacity annual basis does disclose information based confidential nature business information

 
Question 3(c)(vi) Planning Electric Utilities Production Year 1 answers
Earlier questionnaire electric utilities asked details past production output question looks forward asks electric utilities details forecasted production GWh country energy source reporting periods select reporting period country data different energy sources Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting period production reported
Dates selected

 
<>Please disclose production output GWh country energy source following categories reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
NiSource does project electric production annual basis does disclose information based confidential nature business information

 
4 - Governance
Question 4(a) Responsibility
<>Does Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change state overall responsibility climate change managed answer parts (i) (ii)
Yes, an executive body does have overall responsibility for climate change. 

 
<>i) Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
early 1990’ s NiSource established Board level committee Board Directors meets twice annually address environmental matters including climate change primary function Committee assist Board Directors management overall EH& S program oversight meeting Senior Vice President Environmental Counsel presents information existing emerging EH& S matters including climate change

 
<>ii) mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change
Consistent Security Exchange Commission requirements NiSource internal review report climate change risks opportunities example quarterly annual reports 1995 NiSource submitted annual reports Department Energy virtually climate related activity NiSource companies Additionally EH& S Department establishes targets objectives reports progress various environmental activities highlighted report titled Sustainable Approach report attempts summarize enterprise wide initiatives embody concepts corporate social responsibility report available NiSource website addition NiSource engaged variety stakeholders participating various climate related forums including Global Roundtable Climate Change CERES Investor Dialogue resulted public reports

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
April 2004 Committee reviewed approved NiSource Climate Change Policy reads follows Environmental Health Safety Climate Change Policy economic social environmental values considerations integrated NiSource business activities climate change issue considerable debate concern NiSource companies engage activities reduce potential risks pursue opportunities associated climate change issue Consistent Environmental Health Safety Policy NiSource intends reduce carbon intensity operations provide products solution reducing nation's greenhouse gas emissions Accordingly NiSource meet energy needs customers address global climate change challenges business activity compatible sustained economic growth ends NiSource effective efficient ways • Inventory greenhouse gas emissions relevant NiSource companies' operations • Increase efficiency NiSource companies generate transport distribute energy products • Reduce carbon intensity energy products • Promote role clean highly efficient generation serve achieving nation's energy environmental objectives • Advocate power generation projects increase efficiency converting fuel useful energy products recognized climate registries environmental regulations • Encourage customers use natural gas wisely including using highly efficient site energy systems combined heat power • Develop objectives targets advance NiSource customer efforts meet positions • Measure progress NiSource customers making meeting positions 2007 board level committee reviewed approved NiSource’ s positions climate change legislation reflected 4(d)

 
Question 4(b) Individual Performance
<>Do assess provide incentive mechanisms individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets provide details
Yes, we do. 
NiSource’ s corporate wide Performance Management Process accomplishments NiSource leaders evaluated annually relative range general specific performance expectations expectations linked company’ s overall goals objectives reflect individual’ s position role organization process includes evaluations managers position role makes responsible activities relating NiSource’ s climate change strategy including attainment GHG targets appropriate GHG related performance goals included individual Performance Management Worksheets (or PMWs) used Performance Management Process

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(c) Communications
<>Please indicate publish information risks opportunities presented company climate change details GHG emissions plans reduce emissions following communications i) company’ s Annual Report statutory filings
Yes 
NiSource publishes information regulatory commission filings addresses risks opportunities presented climate change

 
<>ii) formal communications shareholders external parties
Yes 
NiSource communicates investment community conducts public meetings engage party customer groups stakeholder process addresses risks opportunities presented climate change

 
<>iii) voluntary communications Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
Yes 
NiSource voluntarily publishes sustainability report external website describes company's participation Climate Leaders it's commitment reducing GHG emissions provides yearly metric results CO2 reductions

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(d) Public Policy
<>Do engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading provide details
Yes 
Yes environmental regulatory proposals formation stages NiSource active various trade associations advocacy groups including Interstate Natural Gas Association America American Gas Association Combined Heat Power Association Business Council Sustainable Energy NiSource worked groups help shape concepts important domestic action reduce GHG including recognition energy efficiency end usage power generation

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
NiSource developed positions climate legislation reviewed approved NiSource Board Directors EH& S Committee positions listed • mandatory climate program (program) focus primary greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) • Offsets important program especially offsets support energy related objectives • program add natural gas costs residential customers small businesses • program designed reduce GHG emissions gradual phased technology driven approach reduce GHGs minimizing costs consumers • program allow greater access natural gas resources avoid restrictions use natural gas promote development necessary infrastructure • program tailor strategies various sectors depending degree contribution solution nation’ s GHG levels • Allowances distributed affected sections/companies fully minimize adverse business impact asset value program administration costs • program needs address critical nation energy objectives boost clean generation (short long term) grid reliability

 
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