For immediate release: Aug 24, 2009
Posted by: [OUCC]
Contact: Anthony Swinger
Phone: 1-888-441-2494

Electric utility tree trimming investigation: Public events scheduled for Monday, August 31 in Muncie

Two public events will be held in Muncie on Monday, August 31, 2009 regarding the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's (IURC's) pending investigation of electric utility tree trimming and vegetation management practices. Both events will take place in the Muncie Central High School Auditorium at 801 N. Walnut Street:

This is the first of six public field hearings to be conducted in this investigation. A second field hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pike Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis. Additional field hearings are scheduled as follows:

This schedule will be updated on the OUCC's Website at www.in.gov/oucc/2555.htm.

Consumers who are unable to attend the upcoming field hearings are invited to submit written comments for the case's record to the OUCC by mail, fax or the Internet:

Written comments should include the consumer's name, mailing address, and a reference to IURC Cause No. 43663.

The OUCC - the state agency representing consumer interests in IURC cases - has filed testimony recommending that the IURC establish uniform vegetation management standards for all electric utilities under its jurisdiction.

For more information on this case, please visit www.in.gov/oucc/2555.htm.

 

(IURC Cause No. 43663)

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is the state agency that represents residential and business consumer interests in cases before state and federal utility regulatory commissions. To learn more, visit www.IN.gov/OUCC.

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