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Quick Hits: Power Plant Moratorium Stays Gone, Plus Gaming and Vehicle Sharing Bills Up in the Air

Senate Bill 472 (Utility Rates and Acquisitions), authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), is now in conference committee. The highlight here is the moratorium language remains out! (The moratorium would have prevented large new power plants from coming online for the next two years.) The underlying water bill remains significantly intact, with the only proposed adjustment a “small utility” [...]

2019-04-19T13:58:09-04:00April 19th, 2019|

Fix for Distressed Water Utilities and Energy Task Force Gets Hijacked; Chamber Opposed to Added Provision

Senate Bill 472 – Utility Rates and Acquisitions Authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) This bill provides that an order affecting rates of service may be entered by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) without a formal public hearing in the case of any public or municipally owned utility that serves less than 5,000 customers or has initiated a [...]

2019-04-05T13:27:09-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support; Next Stop for Distressed Utilities Bill: Governor’s Desk

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support Bill # and Title: SB 362 – Regulation of Water and Wastewater Systems Authors: Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: This bill requires a cost-benefit analysis and asset-management plan before a new water or wastewater utility can provide service. It also keeps new utilities under the review of [...]

2018-03-02T13:30:10-04:00March 2nd, 2018|