INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana’s state advocate for utility consumers is
seeking comment from Northern Indiana Public Service Co. customers on the
utility’s plan to spend $1 billion over the next several years to modernize
much of its electrical network.
The company request filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
includes seeking annual rate increases for the work, with the first proposed
for 0.4 percent in 2015 and growing each year until it reaches 1.7 percent
The proposed work includes new transmission and distribution lines, new
substations and upgrades to existing lines and substations.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, which represents consumer
interests in cases before the IURC, has not yet taken a position.
The public can comment via phone, fax, mail or the OUCC web site at