Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it's committed to improving its operations.
The utility says the cost of the new energy-efficient lights will not lead to rate hike.
NIPSCO says it will work with Gary officials and other local stakeholders to try to attract new development to the site that would bring jobs and tax revenue.
The power line is expected to run through Carroll, Cass, Miami and White counties, but some worry the route is too close to Grissom Air Reserve Base.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company completes its merger with Kokomo Gas & Fuel.