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State seeking feedback from NIPSCO customers

The Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor is taking input from customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) on a proposed natural gas rate hike.

The Merrillville-based company has proposed the rate hike to fund system wide improvements totaling $713 million.

The planned projects are throughout NIPSCO's natural gas service territory. Those include replacement of aging infrastructure, new transmission mains, the installation of automated valves, and expansion into rural areas that currently do not have natural gas service.

The work will take over a seven year period, beginning in 2014, if approved. The rate increases would run from 2015 to 2020 and average about 1.4% each year.

More information about NIPSCO’s plan is HERE.

Costumers who wish to submit written comments may do so via the OUCC’s website, or by mail, email or fax:

  • Mail: Consumer Services Staff
    Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
    115 W. Washington St., Suite 1500 South
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • email: uccinfo@oucc.IN.gov  
  • Fax: (317) 232-5923

Written comments the OUCC receives by January 3, 2014 will be filed with the Commission and included in the case’s formal evidentiary record. Comments should include the consumer’s name, mailing address, and a reference to “IURC Cause No. 44403.”
Questions about submitting written comments can be made to the OUCC’s consumer services staff toll-free at 1-888-441-2494.

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