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NIPSCO plans $1 billion in upgrades to electrical grid

NIPSCO plans $1 billion in upgrades to electrical grid

NIPSCO has filed plans for a $1 billion electric system modernization with state regulators, a move that could lead to 1 percent annual electric bill hikes for customers later this decade.

July 23, 2013 3:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Utility regulation is a hot topic this year

GUEST COMMENTARY: Utility regulation is a hot topic this year

The fate of monthly utility bills and the future of Indiana energy policy will be a hot topic of discussion during the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Court smacks down gasification plant deal

The Court of Appeals of Indiana voided an Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission action that critics say could have added billions of dollars to natural gas customers' bills across the state over the next 30 years.

October 30, 2012 3:15 pm
Kerwin Olson

Kerwin Olson

Kerwin Olson, a utility campaign organizer with the Citizens Action Coalition.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Indiana fears future of nearby nukes

There are no nuclear power plants in Northwest Indiana or Chicago's south suburbs, but legislation in Indiana could impact a Michigan reactor on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

April 22, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Senate bill should alarm Hoosier ratepayers

Businesses, consumers and local governments, be warned! There is a piece of legislation at the Indiana Statehouse that will cause you to lose sleep at night.

March 27, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep an eye on state regulators

E-mail messages among Indiana's top utility regulator, a NiSource Inc. director and the president of Duke Indiana highlight questionable behavior among the people involved. It is cause for additional scrutiny and action.

January 18, 2011 12:00 am
Daniels' friend came calling on regulators, grid operator

Daniels' friend came calling on regulators, grid operator

E-mails obtained by The Times show that when a generous campaign contributor and friend of Gov. Mitch Daniels came calling, state regulators knew just who they were dealing with and hoped their effort would be recognized.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Related
Indiana regulator, NiSource director planned day at the races

Indiana regulator, NiSource director planned day at the races

A day after Indiana's top utility regulator approved an order authorizing NIPSCO to hike electric rates, a director of the utility's parent company sent a thankful e-mail inviting him to take in thoroughbred farms and the races in Kentucky Bluegrass country.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NIPSCO's seismic rate shift rattles consumers

NIPSCO's seismic rate shift rattles consumers

A proposed 16.8 percent electric rate hike for NIPSCO residential customers is being driven in large part by a shift of cost burdens from industry to residential customers, according to regulatory filings and interviews with parties involved in the case.

November 14, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Low-income NIPSCO customers can qualify for discount

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's approval of a settlement in NIPSCO's natural gas rate case Thursday contains an important new program to help low-income customers through the winter months.

November 05, 2010 12:00 am

NIPSCO customers to get small cut in gas bills

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved NIPSCO's natural gas rate case settlement with consumer groups, which will result in a small decrease in bills for customers.

November 04, 2010 2:30 pm

NIPSCO in settlement talks on electric rates

NIPSCO is involved in settlement talks with consumer groups and other parties in its controversial electric rate case, with its CEO holding out hope a projected 16.8 percent residential rate hike can be lowered.

October 19, 2010 12:00 am
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