For immediate release: Sep 28, 2009
Posted by: [OUCC]
Contact: Anthony Swinger
Phone: 1-888-441-2494

Electric utility tree trimming investigation: Public events scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 in Evansville

Two public events will be held in Evansville on Wednesday, October 7, 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 Harrison High School Auditorium, 211 Fielding Drive:

This will be the sixth public field hearing conducted in this investigation, following August and September hearings in Muncie, Indianapolis, Seymour, Merrillville, and Fort Wayne.

The OUCC is accepting written consumer comments in this case through October 29, 2009. Consumers can submit comments for the case's record 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. Future steps in this case will be determined by the IURC at a later date.

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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