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Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

OUCC > Electric > Key Cases By Utility > NIPSCO Electric Rates > NIPSCO Electric Rate Case NIPSCO Electric Rate Case

UPDATE (2/19/16): A settlement agreement in NIPSCO's base rate case was filed with the IURC on February 19, 2016. Settling parties include the OUCC, NIPSCO, industrial customers, municipal governments, and the United Steelworkers, with no opposition from LaPorte County. For a summary of the pending agreement, please see the news release issued by the settling parties.

The base rate case is separate from NIPSCO's proposed seven-year
infrastructure plan.


Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) is seeking an electric rate increase of approximately $126.6 million in IURC Cause No. 44688.

The OUCC has filed testimony recommending limiting the increase to about $15.6 million. For a summary, please see the OUCC's January 22, 2016 news release.

The OUCC's case-in-chief includes testimony from 11 witnesses:

Natural gas rates are not at issue in this case.

An IURC public field hearing was held in Hammond on December 14, 2015. The OUCC issued a November 30, 2015 news release to invite consumer comments.

To view the IURC case file, click here and enter Docket Number 44688.

NIPSCO filed its petition and testimony from 19 witnesses on October 1, 2015:

This page will be updated based on future case developments.