Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor David Stippler made the following statement regarding this afternoon's Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) order concluding its statewide investigation of programs that will promote energy efficiency:
"Hoosier consumers will benefit greatly from this order. Electric utilities under IURC jurisdiction will establish a consistent group of demand side management (DSM) programs that will benefit all of their customers in saving energy in future years. I am especially encouraged that a statewide coordination committee will develop these programs and am also pleased that independent, third parties will be hired to administer and evaluate them. This approach will provide significant opportunities for consistency in program offerings and marketing messages, as well as economies of scale that can ensure these programs operate most efficiently.
"My staff at the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) and I look forward to serving on the statewide coordination committee. We look forward to working collaboratively with the utilities and other consumer groups to take energy efficiency to a higher level in Indiana."
(IURC Cause No. 42693)
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) represents Indiana consumer interests before state and federal bodies that regulate utilities. As a state agency, the OUCC's mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education, and creative problem solving. To learn more, visit www.IN.gov/OUCC.
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