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Welcome to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (Commission) is an administrative agency that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the Commission is required by state statute to make decisions in the public interest to ensure the utilities provide safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates.

The Commission also serves as a resource to the legislature, executive branch, state agencies, and the public by providing information regarding Indiana’s utilities and the regulatory process. In addition, Commission members and staff are actively involved with regional, national, and federal organizations regarding utility issues affecting Indiana.

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Information Regarding the HEA1278 Energy Study

The Indiana General Assembly in House Enrolled Act 1278 (2019) tasked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) with conducting a study of the statewide impacts of transitions in fuel sources and other electric generation resources, as well as the impacts of new and emerging technologies on electric generation and distribution infrastructure, electric generation capacity, system reliability, system resilience, and the cost of electric utility service for consumers. 

 

As part of this study, the Commission is working with the State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG), which is studying transitions in fuel sources, primarily modeling future scenarios; the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL),  which is studying new and emerging technologies, including the potential impact of such technologies on local grids or distribution infrastructure; and Indiana University, which will prepare an analysis of local economic, fiscal, and social impacts of the transition in generation resources, particularly on rural communities.

 

Documents summarizing methodologies and other information related to each part of the study, including modeling scenarios from the SUFG, can be found on the Commission’s website here. If your agency/organization has comments or feedback relating to these documents, please send your written comments to the Commission no later than Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Additional information can be found on the link above.