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CenterPoint Energy Wind Petition

CenterPoint Energy is seeking IURC approval to purchase and operate a new wind generating facility. The out-of-state facility would be operational by 2025 with a cost estimate of $636 million.

UPDATE 6-6-23: The IURC issued an order approving the utility's request on June 6, 2023.

In the following testimony filed on Feb. 27, 2023, the OUCC is recommending denial of CenterPoint Energy’s request.

  1. Lantrip
  2. Latham
  3. Hanks
  4. Consumer Comments

The OUCC filed its proposed order on April 24, 2023.

According to the utility's testimony, the proposal would increase a monthly residential electric bill (1,000 kilowatt hours) by $19.86, not including offsets from the potential sale of renewable energy credits.

The OUCC issued a Jan. 31, 2023 news release to invite comments.

All publicly filed documents in Cause No. 45836 are available from the IURC's website, including the petition and following testimony filed by CenterPoint Energy:

This page will be updated based on case developments.