State files motion to halt IPL rate increase

IPL has brought in dozens of crews to ensure safety prior to Final Four weekend. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — In the wake of multiple explosions downtown the state has filed a motion to halt IPL’s pending rate increase case.

The Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor filed the motion to stay IPL’s request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

They’re asking that the commission’s investigation into last week’s explosions be completed before they move ahead with IPL’s request to increase customer rates.

“What has happened in the past week really is of paramount importance, not only to IPL’s rate payers to anyone else who ventures downtown Indianapolis and I think it is a matter of public interest,” said David Stippler Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor

IPL is asking to increase rates by more than $67 million a year. That would translate to about $8 more a month for a typical customer.

No word on how long the IURC’s investigation will take. 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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