Indiana Gov. Mike Pence approved a measure Wednesday to allow major utility companies to develop their own efficiency programs and charge customers to implement them.
A bill that gives rural electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities more leverage in territory disputes is headed for the desk of Gov. Mike Pence.
Indianapolis Power & Light Co. said Thursday it has enlisted 50 technicians from Ohio and Illinois to help inspect about 1,300 manholes and vaults in the utility's downtown underground network.
Regulators are taking “extraordinary” steps to investigate the failure of Indianapolis Power & Light’s underground network, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Carol Stephan said at a special meeting Friday morning.
Explosions shot manhole covers into the air at a busy downtown Indianapolis intersection on Thursday, raising safety concerns as the city prepares to host the Final Four next month. IPL said the explosions caused “significant damage to the electrical infrastructure.”
Indianapolis Power & Light says an explosion that startled patrons Monday night in the downtown district occurred in a chamber where transformers became over-pressurized.
Duke Energy said Friday that it has already negotiated a plea agreement under which it will admit guilt and pay $102 million in fines, restitution and community service.
A controversial bill to change the guidelines governing Hoosiers using alternative energy sources – including solar and wind power – passed a House Committee on Wednesday.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday shot down the bulk of a plan by Indianapolis Power & Light to charge ratepayers $16 million for costs involving a proposed all-electric car-sharing service called BlueIndy.
Investor-owned utilities are lobbying for a bill that would allow them to alter customers’ credits for net metering, or generating energy on-site and selling it back to the grid.
Last year, a new law scuttled Indiana’s program for reducing energy use statewide. Gov. Mike Pence’s alternative would allow energy companies to set their own targets.
Municipal-owned utilities are trying to fend off an attack on a state law that allows them to expand their territories through annexation. Rural electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities say they’re losing big customers.
Indianapolis Power & Light is seeking a general rate increase for the first time since 1994, and the company estimates that the average residential customer's bill would rise 8 percent.
The U.S. Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.