OUCC recommends lower Vectren rate change

OUCC recommends lower Vectren rate change

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor wants CenterPoint Energy to back off a requested rate increase for Vectren customers.

Seven witnesses have filed testimony with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission following a review of the request.

Right now, Vectren South bills include a flat, monthly charge of $11 for natural gas service. While the OUCC recommends a charge of $16.50, Vectren has requested an increase to $35.

On the other side of the coin, the OUCC recommends eliminating a monthly $14.10 charge for infrastructure improvements.

A rebuttal from Vectren is due by March 19.

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