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!Download
Legislators are ignoring policies that can benefit taxpayers, ratepayers, and the economy as a whole. Instead, they work to protect the monopoly utilities at taxpayer and ratepayer expense. We need policies and programs that accelerate the market...
Electric bills in Indiana are becoming increasingly more expensive, making the cost of living more difficult to meet for Hoosier households, driving up costs of doing business in Indiana (which...Download, Download
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...Download
Contact your State Senator and Representative: Tell them to Support a “Customer Bill of Rights”Download
Some people love to say that “coal is cheap,” and they used to be right. However, the cost of coal itself increased 400% from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, Duke Energy spent $190 million more on coal than they did in 2007. The price has dropped since the...
Indiana’s major utility companies (Duke, AEP, IPL, Vectren, NIPSCO) provide retail electric service essential to the health and vitality of Indiana, its economy, and its citizens. It is a business that has public interest mandates, and they have been...
A company in a competitive market has to compete for your business and therefore must carefully manage its costs in order to stay competitive. However, a regulated monopoly utility has no competition, and therefore regulation of rates...
Construction Work In Progress (CWIP) lets utilities charge ratepayers for the cost of financing new power plants during construction, before they are completed and providing electricity.
Under former law, utilities could not collect CWIP during...
The Indianapolis Star's Tony Cook shed some light on Vectren's questionable tactic of buying high-priced coal from its own subsidiary.
"Residents of southwest Indiana long have grumbled about high electricity bills, and for good reason...