A rate case begins when a utility files a petition with the Commission to modify its rates and charges. Utilities under the Commission’s jurisdiction must receive Commission approval to modify or establish new rates and charges. A public utility must inform its customers of the pending case within 45 days of the filing date. After a petition is filed, it receives a docket number and is assigned to an Administrative Law Judge who presides over the case. Although multiple commissioners may be assigned to complex cases, a single commissioner is routinely assigned to each case. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) represents the public in all cases before the IURC. Base rate cases that are currently pending before the Commission can be found here.
To view the standard procedural schedule for rate cases, visit the Commission’s website here: https://www.in.gov/iurc/2995.htm