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In the most recent IURC survey of residential electric utility rates, Vectren Energy Delivery ranked highest among the 14 electric utilities under the IURC’s jurisdiction. Vectren’s electric utility serves six southwestern Indiana counties.

Nearly all of a typical Vectren residential customer’s electric bill pays the base rate (which traditionally covers most infrastructure and operating/maintenance costs) with a small portion being recovered through rate adjustment “trackers,” as described below. *

Base Rates

Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana's current electric base rates were approved on April 27, 2011.

To review the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's (IURC's) 112-page order in PDF format, please click here.

For more information:

  • OUCC news release on final order (4-27-11)
  • OUCC news release inviting consumer comments and announcing the May 12, 2010 public field hearing in Evansville (4-29-10)

All publicly filed documents in Vectren's most recent electric base rate case are available by visiting the IURC's electronic document system and entering docket number 43839.

Additional Cases of Significance:

Trackers

In addition to base rates, Vectren and other electric utilities recover and credit separate, specific costs through rate adjustment mechanisms known as "trackers." Rate adjustments via trackers are reviewed by the OUCC and approved by the IURC on a quarterly or semi-annual basis.

Vectren uses the following trackers:

Tracker Recovers Costs for Frequency IURC Cause No.
Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC) Coal and other fuels Quarterly 38708
Environmental Cost Recovery (ECR) Emissions control equipment (including operations & maintenance) Semi-Annual 42861
Demand Side Management (DSM) Energy efficiency programs Semi-Annual 43405
Reliability Cost & Revenue Adjustment (RCRA) Capacity resources needed for system reliability Semi-Annual 43406
MISO Cost & Revenue Adjustment (MCRA) Participation in Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) Semi-Annual 43354

All publicly filed documents in tracker cases can be reviewed by visiting the IURC's electronic document system and entering the appropriate docket number.

* Rankings and examples refer to monthly usage of 1,000 kWh in the IURC’s 2013 Residential Bill Survey, based on July 1, 2013 billings.

10-29-13