Consumer News... For You! September 2023

Sept.CEI Electric Plan

An IURC public field hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13 on CenterPoint Energy's proposed five-year, $454 million electric transmission and distribution infrastructure plan.

The hearing will begin at 6pm local time at the Old National Events Plaza (715 Locust St., Evansville) in the Locust Room.

Written comments are invited through Sept. 15. Public comments presented at field hearings will carry the same weight as written comments received and filed by the OUCC.

A Commission order is required by Dec. 20.

I&M Rates

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is seeking a $116.4 million increase in its recently filed rate case. According to the utility's testimony, the request would raise the monthly bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh by approximately $14.83 when fully implemented.

OUCC analysts and attorneys are reviewing I&M’s request. The agency’s testimony is due Nov. 15.

Public comments are invited from all I&M customers. All written comments must be received by close of business on Nov. 8.

AES Rates

The OUCC continues to invite written comments in the AES Indiana rate case through Oct. 6. The IURC has scheduled the second of two public field hearings in the case for Oct. 2 at 6pm, at New Augusta Public Academy North (6450 Rodebaugh Road).

Public comments presented at field hearings carry the same weight as written comments received and filed by the OUCC.

AES Indiana’s request would raise rates by $134 million per year. The OUCC’s testimony on the request is due Oct. 12 with a Commission order expected next year.

Storm Outages

The IURC has scheduled two meetings regarding utility storm response.

On Sept. 22, the Commission will host a storm response meeting with CenterPoint Energy, Duke Energy, Indiana Michigan Power, and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) invited.

A technical conference is set for Oct. 2 on the pending request for an investigation into AES Indiana’s storm recovery and power outage restoration procedures.

Both meetings will be live streamed for the public to view.

Additional Case Updates