As IPL ditches coal in favor of natural gas at power plants in Indianapolis and Martinsville, the utility wants to close their coal ash pits, cover the tops with plastic membranes, and top them off with nearly three feet of sand and soil.
IPL has filed petitions with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to install $100 million worth of pollution controls at Petersburg, a move it says will allow it to meet strict environmental regulations.
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana says Duke Energy's controversial Edwardsport plant has suffered repeated outages and failed to live up to its promises, costing ratepayers more than $1 billion in unneeded fees.
Indianapolis Power & Light has agreed not to raise the fixed monthly rate it charges most of its residential customers, under a rate-case settlement it reached with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and other stakeholders.
Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay, after the passage of a federal tax overhaul that reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent.