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CenterPoint Energy Electric Rates

CenterPoint Energy's Indiana electric utility - formerly Vectren - serves six southwestern Indiana counties.

Pending electric cases for CenterPoint Energy include its:

In the most recent IURC survey of residential electric utility rates, CenterPoint Energy's average bill ranked highest among the utilities under IURC jurisdiction.

Major components in a typical electric bill include base rates, trackers, and sales taxes.

Base Rates

Base rates cover most of a utility’s operating and maintenance costs. They make up approximately 95 percent of a typical CenterPoint Energy residential electric bill.

The utility's current electric base rates were approved in April 2011. The OUCC’s news release outlines the order’s consumer protections.

To view the rate case's public file, click here and enter cause number 43839.

Trackers

In addition to base rates, CenterPoint Energy and other electric utilities recover and credit separate, specific costs through rate adjustment mechanisms known as "trackers." The OUCC reviews all tracker rate adjustments in IURC cases on a regular basis.

CenterPoint's authorized trackers make up about 8 percent of a residential customer’s typical electric bill. To view the IURC public files in a tracker case, click here and enter the appropriate cause number.

TrackerRecovers Costs forFrequencyIURC Cause No.
Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC)Coal and other fuelsQuarterly38708
Demand Side Management (DSMA)Energy efficiency programsAnnual43405
Reliability Cost & Revenue Adjustment (RCRA)Capacity resources needed for system reliabilitySemi-Annual43406
Clean Energy Cost Adjustment (CECA)Solar energy project construction & operationAnnual44909
Environmental Cost Adjustment (ECA)Emissions control equipment & ash pond remediationAnnual45052
MISO Cost & Revenue Adjustment (MCRA)Participation in Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO)Semi-Annual43354
Transmission, Distribution, & Storage System Improvement Charge (TDSIC)Projects in seven-year infrastructure planSemi-Annual44910

Additional Cases of Note

Previous CenterPoint Energy/Vectren electric cases before the IURC include:

  • Posey County & Warrick County Solar Projects (IURC Cause No. 45501)
  • Ash pond closure compliance project at the A. B. Brown Generating Facility (Cause No. 45280)
  • Generation transition proposal (Cause No. 45052)
  • Spencer County solar generation project (Cause No. 45086)
  • Evansville solar projects (Cause No. 44909)
  • Vectren/CenterPoint merger informational docket (Cause No. 45109)
  • 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act investigation (Cause No. 45032)
  • Coal Procurement Practices (Cause No. 38708 FAC 102 S1)
  • Dense Pack Project (Cause No. 44067)
  • Energy Efficiency Plans (Cause No. 45387)

Sales Taxes

The seven percent state sales tax applies to all Indiana electric utilities.

11-22-2021