Current Campaigns in Issues by Utility

I&M wants $18 per month, before you use ANY electricity

Tell I&M NO WAY to a higher fixed charge and NO WAY to an I&M Bail-Out! I&M wants to raise your base electric rate by 25.3% and your monthly fixed customer charge by a whopping 147%! This... Read More »

Say NO to Vectren smart meters and more fixed charges!

Say NO to Vectren smart meters and more fixed charges!   Tell the IURC to reject the settlement. No Vectren rate hike! Vectren has recently reached a settlement with the Office of Indiana Utility... Read More »

Duke Energy Edwardsport IGCC Settlement

After nearly ten years of litigation, Citizens Action Coalition recently joined a modified settlement regarding Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle plant (IGCC) in Knox... Read More »

Nix the Fix: Tell NIPSCO no to higher fixed charges on your electric bills!

A settlement was reached in the NIPSCO rate case.  If approved, it will raise your monthly fixed charge 27.3% and your energy usage charge 13.9%! This amounts to a monthly bill increase for the... Read More »

IPL wants a 51% increase in base rates.  Tell them NO!  

UPDATE: IPL increase in fixed charge and rates approved. IURC rejects all of CAC’s recommendations. On March 16th, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approved a significant increase in... Read More »

Latest in Issues by Utility

August 12, 2016

On August 11th, Citizens Action Coalition filed testimony before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“IURC”) in Cause No. 44792. In this proceeding, Indianapolis Power & Light (“IPL”) is seeking approval to continue their energy efficiency programs through calendar year 2017 and recover program costs, so-called lost revenues and financial incentives from their captive ratepayers.

August 9, 2016

Attorneys for the LaPorte County Commissioners and the state's largest consumer advocacy group, Citizens Action Coalition (CAC), yesterday filed a Request for Reconsideration with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) asking the agency to reconsider that portion of its recent NIPSCO rate case order dealing with customer service issues.

January 15, 2016

A group of advocacy organizations, including Citizens Action Coalition, Save the Valley, Sierra Club, and Valley Watch, joined a modified settlement that was filed today at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) regarding Duke Energy’s Edwardsport IGCC plant in Knox County, IN. The settlement, which builds off of an initial settlement reached in 2015, paves the way for additional consumer protections for Hoosiers and coal retirements in Indiana.

November 6, 2015

 

A settlement was reached in the NIPSCO rate case. If approved, it will raise your monthly fixed charge 27.3% and your energy usage charge 13.9%! This amounts to a monthly bill increase for the average NIPSCO customer of $12.42 or 15.1%.

October 30, 2015

The Indiana Court of Appeals yesterday struck down approval of Vectren’s plan to spend roughly $90 million in ratepayer money on its aging A.B. Brown and F.B. Culley coal-fired power plants outside Evansville. The Court found that the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission violated the law by failing to determine whether Vectren met all legal requirements before approving Vectren’s use of the new equipment. The Court’s decision means that the case goes back to the Commission to decide whether Vectren should be allowed to pass the costs of the projects on to its ratepayers.

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