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Citizens Energy Group received Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approval to raise its rates and charges for water and sewer service in 2014.
Citizens Energy Group is requesting a water rate increase in Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Cause No. 44644.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is reviewing the request and is scheduled to file testimony on October 13, 2015.
Consumers may comment for the case record either by:
Speaking at the IURC's public field hearing on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The hearing will start at 6:00 p.m. at Emmerich Manual High School (2405 Madison Ave. in Indianapolis). An OUCC informational session on the regulatory process and field hearing procedures will start at 5:30 p.m.
Or sending written comments to the OUCC by October 6, 2015.
The OUCC's August 31, 2015 news release offers additional information.
To review all publicly filed documents in this case, please visit the IURC's Electronic Document System and enter Docket Number 44644. Key documents in Citizens Water's case-in-chief include:
This page will be updated based on case developments.
In a March 19, 2014 order, the IURC granted Citizens Energy Group a water rate increase of approximately 9 percent. By comparison, the utility had requested a 14.7 percent increase with the OUCC recommending limiting the increase to about 3 percent.
The IURC's April 23, 2014 order modified a settlement agreement between the OUCC and Citizens, granting a sewer rate increase of approximately $50 million. By comparison, the utility originally requested a $56.7 million increase while the OUCC recommended a $46.5 million increase in its August 2013 testimony.
A public field hearing in the previous rate cases was held on May 16, 2013. The OUCC issued a May 6, 2013 news release to publicize the hearing and invite consumer comments.
To review the public files for these cases, please visit the IURC's Electronic Document System and enter Docket Number 44305 for the sewer rate case or Docket Number 44306 for the water case.
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