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Citizens Energy Group's rate requests for its water and sewer utilities are pending in separate cases before the IURC.

Pending water rate case

The OUCC, Citizens, and intervening parties have reached a settlement agreement in Citizens' pending water rate case. The agreement, which the IURC may accept, reject, or modify, is summarized in the OUCC's December 30, 2015 news release.

To view the IURC's public file, including testimony in support of the agreement, click here and enter Docket Number 44644.

Previous OUCC news releases:

This information will be updated based on case developments.

Pending sewer rate case

Citizens is requesting a sewer rate increase in IURC Cause No. 44685.

The OUCC, industrial customers, and Citizens are engaged in settlement negotiations. At the parties' request, the IURC has suspended the case's procedural schedule. An evidentiary hearing is currently scheduled for March 10, 2016.

The OUCC issued a January 4, 2016 news release inviting consumer comments. An IURC public field hearing was held on January 12, 2016.

To review all publicly filed documents in the sewer rate case, please visit the IURC's Electronic Document System and enter Docket Number 44685. Key documents Citizens has filed include:

  • Petition (14 pages) 
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Harrison (45 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Brehm (40 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Willman (37 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Jacob (41 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Prentice (28 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Karner (87 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Vincent (23 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Kilpatrick (76 pages)
  • Testimony & Exhibits - Borchers (89 pages)

This information will be updated based on case developments.

Current water rates

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 OUCC's news releases on the Commission order and on the agency's June 2013 testimony offer additional information.

Current sewer rates

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.

For more information, please see the OUCC's news releases on its August testimony and the Commission order.

 

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.

Other Citizens cases

For Additional Information:

 

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