Under pressure to meet stringent clean-air regulations, Indianapolis Power & Light Co. is converting the Harding Street plant to natural gas.
Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather.
The utility is seeking a $3.1 million tax incentive that it says will help it retain 791 employees in Marion County.
Vectren will meet with some of its natural gas customers to apologize for an error that led to March bills that were more than $200 higher than a year ago in some cases.
Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in oversight of how natural gas providers maintain their largest pipelines, the National Transportation Safety Board reported.
Miller Pipeline has seen its head count grow from 1,700 to 3,600 since 2008, partly because of its investment in the shale-oil fracking boom. But it also has a lucrative fallback line of business: replacing aging natural-gas pipes.
Several thousand Vectren electricity customers in Indiana are facing huge bills after the company underestimated what they owed over the summer.
Milder temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect a return of the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year.
Merrillville-based NiSource will continue to provide natural gas and electricity to more than 3 million customers, while Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group will own 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines.
The Indiana Energy Association has appointed former Northern Indiana Public Service Co. President Mark Maassel as president, succeeding longtime leader Ed Simcox, the organization announced Thursday.
The approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission gives Vectren permission to charge a monthly fee to cover 80 percent of the project's estimated $865 million cost. The fee will show up on customer bills starting in 2015 and continue through 2021.
A study by Google and an environmental group found Boston and Staten Island averaged one leak per each mile mapped. In Indianapolis, where utility workers have replaced old pipes, there was only one for every 200 miles mapped.
One of Indiana's largest natural-gas utilities is selling its coal-mining subsidiary to a southern Indiana-based coal-mining company, putting more than 800 coal miners' jobs at risk.
State utility regulators on Wednesday gave Indianapolis Power & Light Co. the go-ahead to begin work on two high-profile power projects at a cost well over $600 million.
A state agency for utility consumers had requested additional scrutiny for periods late last year when Duke Energy Indiana’s Edwardsport plant consumed more energy than it produced.