Fort Wayne hearing on I&M rate-hike request will be July 16

A field hearing will be held in Fort Wayne by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to hear public comments on the rate-increase petition of Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M).

The hearing will be 6 p.m. July 16 in Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Walb Student Union – Classic Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

During field hearings, ratepayers have the opportunity to speak directly to the commission or submit written comments. Because this is a pending case, the commissioners and judge are not allowed to answer questions or engage in any discussion about the case. Those who are unable to attend may submit written comments to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor at www.in.gov/oucc/2361.htm. Ratepayers also can submit their comments by mail, email, or fax.

• Mail: Consumer Services Staff, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, 115 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204, Suite 1500

• Email: uccinfo@oucc.in.gov

• Fax: (317) 232-5923

Written comments should include the ratepayer’s name, mailing address and a reference to “Cause No. 45235.” If an accommodation is required to allow an individual with a disability to participate, contact Stephanie Hodgin at 317-233-4723 or stehodgin@urc.in.gov at least 48 hours in advance.

The Commission) is a fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the Commission is required by state statute to make decisions that balance the interests of all parties to ensure the utilities provide safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates. For more information, please visit www.in.gov/iurc.