Campbell pleased with IURC decision to deny rate increases and extend utilities disconnection moratorium
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Chris Campbell (D-West Lafayette) today expressed her gratitude for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's (IURC) decision to deny rate increases and extend a utilities disconnection moratorium.
The decision comes after ten Indiana utilities filed an emergency petition known as Cause No. 45380, which was formerly two petitions (Cause Nos. 45380 and 45377) now consolidated, with the IURC to recoup lost profits from consumers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IURC has since opened an inquiry into the merits of the petition to determine if a rate increase for Hoosiers was warranted.
“Earlier this month, I wrote a letter to the members of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission pleading against any decision that would increase the rates of Hoosiers,” Campbell said. “Transferring the burden from companies to consumers seemed unthinkable as our state faces record rates of unemployment and economic uncertainty.
“I'm grateful the IURC sided with consumers and denied a rate increase along with extending the utilities disconnection moratorium.”