Utility Rates and Regulation

Utility Rates and Regulation

When everything from food to healthcare is becoming more expensive, the cost of essential human services as simple as heating your home and turning on your lights must remain affordable for Hoosiers.

Citizens Action Coalition aggressively advocates for affordable utility rates.

Current Campaigns

There’s a disturbing trend developing in Indiana.

Tell I&M NO WAY to a higher fixed charge and NO WAY

Contact your State Senator and Representative today!

NISPCO wants to raise your electric rates by 15%!

UPDATE: IPL increase in fixed charge and rates approved.

The IURC denied Duke Energy's request for a $1.87B rate increase!

Indiana Utility Regulators denied the request for a $12.3 million subsidy for BlueIndy.

At a time when everybody is being asked to do more with less, utility profits are soaring and now NIPSCO wants you to pay even more!

At $9 billion, Prairie State threatens the electric rates of millions of electric customers - including many Hoosiers.

Monopoly utilities want their way regardless of the risk for ratepayers and taxpayers.

Leucadia Corporation wanted to build and own a coal-to-gas plant near Rockport, IN that would have raised natural gas prices in Indiana.

Related Documents

August 23, 2017

Latest Nix the Fix Fact Sheet 12-11-17

August 22, 2017

Latest I&M Fact Sheet 12-11-17

In the Media

October 24, 2005

Citizens Gas has requested an exorbitant rate increase and other perks for the company. CAC agrees wholeheartedly with the recommendations made by the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to slash the amount of the rate increase and reject other aspects of Citizens’ request.

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
100 N. Senate Avenue, Room 501
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2215

October 21, 2005

SBC and Verizon pushed legislation in 2005 to allow the companies to charge whatever they wanted for local phone service. Local phone service is the last bastion of regulation for SBC, and we can expect them to aggressively pursue the kind of legislation in 2006.

The following is a letter written to State Senator David Ford outlining CAC's objections to SBC's and Verizon's bid to deregulate local phone service during the 2005 legislative session.

October 18, 2005

Keeping a home heated is basic to our needs and well-being. However, unaffordable heating bills are no longer the realm of the very poor. Many Hoosiers must juggle their budgets or go without essentials to pay for home heating.