Indianapolis-area residents will see their monthly sewer rates increase by 30 percent over the next year after state regulators approved a plan Tuesday to fund improvements to the aging system.
The opening on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission was created by the resignation of Commissioner Carolene Mays-Medley, who stepped down in April.
Under a settlement Duke reached with consumer groups, customers will pick up $1.4 billion of the price tag, down from the $1.8 billion the utility originally sought.
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.
A seat on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has been open more than two months, despite a requirement that three candidate names be submitted to the governor within 40 days of the vacancy.
Citizens Energy Group on Friday filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to reduce rates for its downtown steam-distribution system by 6 percent. The request comes two years after Citizens won approval to raise rates by 10 percent.
The utility’s ad campaign comes as state regulators are considering Citizens’ request to raise water and sewer rates by double-digit percentages on about 400,000 customers.
About 470,000 customers of Indianapolis Power & Light Co. can expect to see their monthly bills increase after state regulators approved an order allowing the utility to collect an additional $29.6 million in annual revenue.
A small utility cooperative’s plan aims to help spur development in unserved areas between Greenfield and Fortville.
Duke, which serves 810,000 customers in the state, says the new plan would raise rates by 6 percent between 2017 and 2022. The IURC rejected its original proposal in May.
The Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor is asking state regulators to approve just about half the rate increase Citizens Energy Group wants to charge water customers.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved agreements between Duke Energy Indiana and the developers of the four solar farms in the works around the state.
The utility, which provides water to about 400,000 homes and businesses in the eight-county Indianapolis area, said average residential bills would rise from $30 per month to $36 if it receives approval for the 20-percent hike.
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.
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.
Opponents of the bill say it would give big companies more leverage in negotiating connection agreements with smaller firms. Supporters say it just reduces redundancy in laws already on the books.