Backup, Maintenance, and Supplemental Power Rate Review

Indiana Code 8-1-2.4-4(h) was added by SEA 309, effective July 1, 2017, and requires the Commission to:

  1. review the backup, maintenance, and supplemental power rates;
  2. identify the extent to which the rates are cost based, nondiscriminatory, and do not result in the subsidization of costs within or among customer classes; and
  3. report the Commission’s findings to the Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications before November 1, 2018.  This new subsection expires on November 2, 2018. 

In GAO 2017-3 (see link below), the Commission has delegated this authority to Commission staff to perform these review, identification, and reporting requirements through an open, transparent, process, in which interested stakeholders may submit information and written comments to Commission staff.   

Draft Report

Commission staff is seeking comments from any interested stakeholders on the draft Backup, Maintenance, and Supplemental Power Rate Review Study, found in the Documents section below. If possible, and if applicable to your comments, please include red-lined edits to the Word version of the draft report.

Please provide written comments by August 24, 2018. Written comments may be submitted via email to urccomments@urc.in.gov or by mail to:

General Counsel Beth Heline
Re: Backup, Maintenance, and Supplemental Power Rate Review
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
101 West Washington Street, Ste. 1500E.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Documents

Draft Report can be found here: Word version | PDF

GAO 2017-3: Backup, Maintenance, and Supplemental Power Rate Review Procedure

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Staff Request for Information

Initial Comments from Electric Utilities

Duke Energy - submitted March 15, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) - submitted March 16, 2018 | PDF | Attachments | Tariffs

Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) - submitted March 7, 2018 | PDF | Lawrenceburg Tariff

Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) - submitted March 15, 2018 | PDF

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) - submitted March 15, 2018 | PDF

Vectren - submitted March 15, 2018 | PDF | Tariff | Cost of Service Study

Comments

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency - submitted April 20, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers, Inc. (INDIEC) - submitted April 20, 2018 | PDF

Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA) - submitted April 20, 2018 | PDF | Attachment

Reply Comments

Duke Energy Indiana - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers, Inc. (INDIEC) - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA) - submitted May 26, 2018 | PDF | Attachment A | Attachment B | Attachment C | Attachment D | Attachment E | Attachment F | Attachment G

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

SABIC Innovative Plastics, Mt. Vernon, LLC - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Vectren - submitted May 25, 2018 | PDF

Comments on Draft Report

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency - submitted August 24, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Energy Association (IEA) - submitted August 24, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers, Inc. (INDIEC) - submitted August 24, 2018 | PDF

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) - submitted August 24, 2018 | PDF

Midwest Cogeneration Association (MCA) - submitted August 24, 2018 | PDF | Addendum

SABIC Innovative Plastics, Mt. Vernon, LLC - submitted August 24, 2018 | PDF