Updated: September 11, 2013 12:04AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s state advocate for utility consumers is seeking comment from Northern Indiana Public Service Co. customers on the utility’s plan to spend $1 billion over the next several years to modernize much of its electrical network.
The company request filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission includes seeking annual rate increases for the work, with the first proposed for 0.4 percent in 2015 and growing each year until it reaches 1.7 percent in 2020.
The proposed work includes new transmission and distribution lines, new substations and upgrades to existing lines and substations.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, which represents consumer interests in cases before the IURC, has not yet taken a position.
The public can comment via phone, fax, mail or the OUCC web site at www.in.gov/oucc/2361.htm.