- November 6, 2015
As everything from food to healthcare becomes more expensive, costs of essential human services like heating your home and turning on your lights must remain affordable for Hoosiers. Citizens Action Coalition aggressively advocates for affordable utility rates. Find out what's happening with your utility company.
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.
These continued incidents are putting the safety of the public at risk, bringing into question the reliability of electric service in Indianapolis, and adding significant costs and inconvenience to downtown businesses, residents and visitors. We believe these ongoing “accidents” are emblematic of a larger problem in Indiana.
These are the issues of immediate importance we are working on right now.