Legal counsel for Duke Energy argued two cases before the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday—from both sides of the courtroom—on separate matters relating to where it maintains its equipment and facilities.
Consumer advocates seek probe into long AES power outages after storm
State and not-for-profit utility consumer advocates have asked state regulators to investigate the utlity after a recent storm left some customers without power for nearly a week.Read More
State letting AES Indiana discharge toxic water into White River, group says
An Indiana environmental group says the utility is pumping more than 1 million gallons of contaminated water a day into the river from coal ash ponds at its Eagle Valley Generating Station in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.Read More
Bill advancing Indiana’s carbon sequestration projects moves forward
Senate Bill 451 is part of a years-long effort to move forward the construction of carbon capture and sequestration projects, while also giving special privileges to an Indiana company that is preparing to undertake the nation’s largest carbon dioxide storage project.Read More
Lawmakers advance bill to let utilities charge consumers earlier for new building projects
Indiana House lawmakers advanced a bill Monday that could encourage more natural gas in the state and allow utilities to charge ratepayers for a plant before it ever goes online.Read More
Last year, Hamilton County announced a $45 million plan to extend sewer and water utilities to Bakers Corner. An additional $20 million from the state will allow the county to create a regional utility district.
Ryan Heater has served as the IURC’s staff chief since 2019, but he’ll soon head to Indiana Electric Cooperatives to be the group’s vice president of government relations.
Indiana American Water quietly backtracked in filings Tuesday after consumer advocates contested the expense.
Duke Energy Corp.’s $3.5 billion Edwardsport plant was costly to build because of its ability to produce gas from coal. But the plant generated all of its electricity from natural gas in April, May and June.
Kristina Lund’s departure means that AES Indiana, formerly known as Indianapolis Power & Light Co., will have gone through five presidents in the past eight years, with some of them lasting less than one year.
More than a third of coal ash sites are in five states, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, according to data compiled by Earthjustice.
The Biden administration proposed new limits Thursday on greenhouse gas emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants, its most ambitious effort yet to roll back emissions blamed for climate change.
The controversial bill would give state utilities the right of first refusal to build, own and operate new transmission lines in their service area, avoiding competitive bidding from outside companies.
From the U.S. to Brazil and Indonesia, governments are embracing energy made from plants like soybeans or canola, or even animal fat, to move away from fossil fuels and cut emissions.
Supporters maintain the bill will keep Indiana from relying too heavily on natural gas. Some energy advocates are more hesitant, however, expressing concern that the measure could slow the state’s transition to cleaner energy sources.
The new standards, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, are intended to place tighter constraints on air pollution from 23 states, including Indiana.
Two of the bills–one establishing utility receiverships and another increasing the cap on pay that trustees on utility boards can earn–received no opposition, passing with a unanimous vote.
A bill advancing through the Legislature would add natural gas to the list of clean-energy projects state utility regulators could consider for a financial incentive known as “construction work in progress,” or CWIP for short.
Since the start of 2023, U.S. natural gas prices have fallen 40%, and Europe’s prices are not far behind.
A measure allowing utility companies to ask courts to appoint receivers over certain landlords behind on their utility bills passed unanimously out of an Indiana Senate committee Thursday.
Indianapolis-based utility AES Indiana has agreed to reduce the amount it will charge customers for costs related to the breakdown of its newest power plant from $71 million to $13.7 million under a settlement agreement approved Wednesday by state regulators.