Indiana utilities file energy-efficiency proposals

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s five largest electric utilities have filed proposals outlining energy-efficiency programs they hope to implement when a statewide program killed by state lawmakers ends later this year.

The Duke Energy, Vectren, Indiana Michigan Power, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. and Indianapolis Power & Light plans for reducing customers’ energy use need approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

IURC spokeswoman Danielle McGrath says the commission will consider the proposals as it drafts recommendations requested by Gov. Mike Pence on a successor to the Energizing Indiana program, which ends Dec. 31.

Citizens Action Coalition executive director Kerwin Olson says the utilities’ plans are OK but all but one of them would cover only a single year. He says the consumer watchdog group would prefer that utilities offer 3-year energy-efficiency programs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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