IPL General Rate Increase Field Hearing 3/16/15 @ 6 pm Crispus Attucks HS, Indianapolis

Posted by Laura Arnold  /   February 27, 2015  /   Posted in AES, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL), Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), Uncategorized  /   No Comments

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Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL)

Please note that the Commission has scheduled the public field hearing for the IPL rate case (IURC Cause Number 44576).  It will be on Monday, March 16th at 6PM at the Crispus Attucks High School Auditorium, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Please spread the word as this case could have far-reaching implications for all.  A public field hearing provides IPL customers and interested parties the opportunity to express their opinions directly to the Commission.

IPL is proposing a 55% increase to the fixed customer charge and a 40-65% increase to the variable charges for residential customers.  They are also proposing to maintain their archaic declining block rate structure, which means you pay more per kWh if you use less energy....

Although IPL is reporting a much lower rate increase of about $8/month for the average residential customer (http://www.ibj.com/articles/51126-ipl-wants-rate-hike-that-would-boost-average-bill-by-8-per-month), we think it would be closer to $30:

EXISTING IPL RESIDENTIAL TARIFF (Based on 1000 kWh/month) 

Customer charge $11.00 (fixed charge)

Energy charge: (variable charge)

First 500 kWh $33.50 (500 * .067)

2nd 500 kWh $22.00 (500 * .044)

>$66.50 a month before trackers

 PROPOSED IPL RESIDENTIAL TARIFF

Customer charge $ 17.00 (monthly fixed charge)

Energy charge: (variable charge)

First 500 kWh $46.97 (500 * .093935)

2nd 500 kWh $36.50 (500 * .073)

>$100.47 a month before trackers

That’s a $33.97  monthly increase BEFORE ANY TRACKERS.  The fixed charge would increase by 55%.  Variable or energy charges charges would increase by 40-65%.

 From Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC)

IPL filed a request for a general rate increase on December 29, 2014.

  • The OUCC is reviewing IPL's request and is scheduled to file testimony on April 6, 2015.
  • Written consumer comments are invited. For more information, please see the OUCC's February 2, 2015 news release.
  • An IURC public field hearing is scheduled for March 16, 2015 at the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School Auditorium (1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Indianapolis). The hearing will start at 6:00 p.m., with an OUCC informational meeting at 5:30 p.m.
  • By law, the IURC has until October 23, 2015 to issue an order.
  • This page will be updated with new information as the case proceeds.

Key documents in IPL's request include the following:

[IndianaDG: If you add this up that's 1867 pages of written testimony filed by IPL.]

IPL's current electric base rates were approved on August 24, 1995, in Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Cause No. 39938. To review the IURC's 231-page rate order in PDF format, please click here.

 

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