Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said it has been using all of its railcar fleet this summer to transport steam coal to its 1,780-megawatt (MW) R.M. Schahfer and 480-MW Michigan City coal-burning power plants.

In a late August filing with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Nipsco’s fuel supply manager, John Wagner, said the NiSource Inc. subsidiary has 1,351 railcars used to support 10 unit trains — approximately 125 cars per train, plus 8% spares needed to support maintenance of the fleet.
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