Stand with Rep. Cherish Pryor, http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/17/state-lawmaker-opposes-rate-hike-indy-electric-car-share-program/10699357/
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is inviting consumer comments on Indianapolis
Power & Light Company’s (IPL’s) request for a rate increase, aimed at facilitating the City of Indianapolis’
proposal to create an electric vehicle sharing program for public use.
Consumers may comment by:
1. Speaking at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (IURC’s) public field hearing on Wednesday,
August 13, 2014, or
2. Sending written comments to the OUCC in advance of the public field hearing.
The August 13 IURC public field hearing will be held in the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School
Auditorium (1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Indianapolis) at 6:00 p.m. The OUCC will conduct an
informational meeting at 5:30 p.m., immediately before the field hearing.
• Oral and written consumer comments will be accepted during the hearing.
• Comments carry equal weight whether they are oral or written, and will become part of the case’s
• Commissioners are not allowed to answer questions during the field hearing. However, OUCC and IURC
staff will be available before, during and after the hearing.
IPL is seeking IURC approval of a $16 million rate increase to pay for certain start-up costs for BlueIndy, a
wholly owned subsidiary of the Paris, France-based Bolloré Group. The program would be developed by the
City and BlueIndy to offer cars for public use at kiosks with charging stations at more than 200 Marion
In its testimony, IPL estimates the proposal would raise an average residential customer’s bill (for 1,000
kilowatt hours) by 44 cents per month. The increase would cover approximately $3.7 million in unfunded
program costs for providing electric line extensions to the charging sites and about $12.3 million for
installing BlueIndy charging stations and related equipment.