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Media Advisory: Utility Tax Relief Investigation

Media Advisory
Jan. 3, 2018

The following may be attributed to Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor Bill Fine, regarding today’s Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) order opening an investigation related to federal tax changes:

“The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) looks forward to fully participating in this case on behalf of ratepayers throughout Indiana. We welcome today’s order, knowing that the Commission has taken quick action to open this investigation. As the OUCC’s staff continues to examine the new federal tax law, its complexities, and its implications for Indiana utilities and their customers, we will focus diligently on appropriate ratepayer relief as allowed by state law.”

By law, the OUCC is the state agency that represents the interests of all Indiana consumers in cases before the IURC. The OUCC also participates in specific federal-level utility matters and in appellate court cases involving IURC orders.