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Duke Energy Rate Case

UPDATE (3-19-2020): All hearings in this case have concluded with closing briefs due in March. Duke Energy filed its proposed order on March 3, 2020. The OUCC and intervening parties are scheduled to file proposed orders on March 30, 2020. An IURC order is expected this summer.


Duke Energy Indiana is seeking a base rate increase in IURC Cause No. 45253.

The OUCC is recommending denial of the request, including a rate reduction, based on the information provided at this time. The agency filed the following testimony on October 30, 2019:

Duke Energy filed rebuttal testimony on December 4, 2019.

An IURC evidentiary hearing started on January 22, 2020 and is scheduled to continue into early February. A Commission order is expected in the summer of 2020.

All publicly filed documents are posted in the IURC case file, including consumer comments the OUCC has filed. Issues regarding ash pond closure costs and a proposed electric vehicle pilot program are being considered in separate subdockets.

The IURC has held public field hearings in this case in Carmel, Terre Haute, and New Albany. The OUCC issued an August 27, 2019 news release to invite public comments.

For more information on the rate case process, please see our infographic and our Speaking Out on Pending Cases fact sheet.

Duke Energy filed its petition on July 2, 2019 and has since filed a motion to amend the petition along with corrected testimony for some witnesses. The utility's testimony includes:

This page will be updated based on case developments.