Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

CenterPoint Energy hopes to build two small natural gas plants to help the utility transition to more renewable energy. The utility plans to close most of its coal units and get more than 60 percent of its power from solar, wind and battery storage by 2025.

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State lawmakers heard from experts on Thursday on what Indiana utilities and regional grid operators are doing to prevent blackouts like the ones in Texas. In many ways comparing the two states’ energy systems is like apples and oranges.

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A House bill aims to ensure reliable electricity for Indiana as utilities move toward renewable energy sources. It addresses a goal set by the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force

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A task force charged with developing a statewide energy plan voted to pass its final recommendations to the Indiana legislature on Thursday. Its report suggests lawmakers determine how the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission can ensure reliable electricity.

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Many Hoosiers who are unable to pay their energy bills won’t face shutoffs for another 45 days. On Monday, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission ordered some utilities to continue the moratorium on shutoffs through Aug. 14. 

Rebecca Thiele / IPB News

Many Hoosiers who are unable to pay their energy bills won’t face shutoffs for another 45 days. On Monday, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission ordered some utilities to continue the moratorium on shutoffs through Aug. 14. 

Utilities Want to Recoup Losses During COVID From Customers

May 28, 2020

NORTHWEST INDIANA - NIPSCO and other investor-owned gas and electric utilities want to recoup revenue it lost during the COVID-19 pandemic from its customers.

The "Times" reports the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is going to review the utilities' request.

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The state plans to look into how the pandemic has affected Indiana utilities and their customers. This comes just days after Gov. Eric Holcomb extended the moratorium on utility disconnections for unpaid bills by another month. 

Rebecca Thiele / IPB News

Utility companies will soon be allowed to resume disconnections for unpaid bills. The state’s consumer advocate group is asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to continue protections for people unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Several gas and electric utilities in Indiana are seeking financial relief due to COVID-19. But consumer advocates worry this could make energy bills even higher for people who are currently struggling to pay bills during the crisis. 

Several gas and electric utilities in Indiana are seeking financial relief due to COVID-19. But consumer advocates worry this could make energy bills even higher for people who are currently struggling to pay bills during the crisis. 

Hearings Set On Rate Increases

Jul 8, 2019

State Denies Vectren's Natural Gas Plant Proposal

Apr 24, 2019
RTO Insider

Today:  We talk to Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counsellor about the proposed NIPSCO electric rate case.  Public comment will be accepted by mail to the OUCC into early next month, and the Utility Regulatory Commission will re-schedule a field hearing in Hammond to make up for the one that was cancelled on Monday because of the snow and bitterly cold weather.

Lakeshore Public Media

Today:   Hoosier economist/writer/speaker Morton Marcus talks about his latest "Eye on the Pie" columns, which include what he thinks should be priorities for 2019 and issues that legislators are taking up as well as other topics he wants to address -- including annoying phone calls and billboards that distract motorists.   We bring you two conversations from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman also tells us about another immigration-related protest on Friday outside the Gary-Chicago International Airport and next week's public

Indiana Michigan Power Rate Increase Approved

May 30, 2018

Customers Paying For Damages From Duke Energy Lawsuit

May 24, 2018
Ft Wayne Journal Gazette

Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor was on "Regionally Speaking" on Monday to talk about NIPSCO's request for an increase in its basic natural gas rate and of the January 3rd field hearing by the Indiana  Utility Regulatory Commission, as the commissioners review the case and take public comment.  The field hearing will be held at Merrillville High School.

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Today: Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor talks about NIPSCO's request for an increase in its basic natural gas rate and of the January 3rd field hearing by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, as the commissioners review the case and take public comment.  The field hearing will be held at Merrillville High School.

NIPSCO requests gas rate hike

Nov 28, 2017
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Use Of Coal Down In Indiana

Nov 22, 2017

OUCC Says I&M Rate Increase Too High

Nov 9, 2017
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond

Today:  We revisit our conversation with two Gary charter school students who are in the cast of an anti-opioid addiction PSA being shown this month before films at the AMC Theatres in Merrillville.  The theme of their message -- don't share prescription medications with anyone. 

Indiana Town Considers Water Utility Sale

Apr 18, 2017