NIPSCO customers to get $15 refunds

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has agreed to refund $33.5 million to electric customers as part of a settlement after LaPorte County challenged how it charges for power it buys on the open market.
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Gas Hog

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#1
Oct 17, 2007
 
big surprise...monopoly company screwing it's customers! have you seen NE REMC w/ their $15 customer charge? let's investigate them! i thought that's what our bills are...a customer charge! how can these companies just take from us. they must be run by elected officials, just like our property taxes.
stop giving so much away to illegals and people that can work, but choose not to! i'll pay what i owe, but i hate paying for other's that are just lazy!
Voltman

Indianapolis, IN

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#2
Oct 17, 2007
 
Indiana needs to change its way of treating people who want to generate their own electricity. Folks who invest in personal wind generators should be given a better deal from the utilities and their politicians.
Currently,[no pun intended], Indiana ranks at the bottom in all categories of personal energy generation buy-back programs and incentives.
Oh wait, I forgot. Mitch wants to help a couple of big companies build wind generator farms and protect his deal with the coal companies for the big gasification plant in southern Indiana.
Now I understand why we need to build another toll road, even one that would go nowhere except to his coal buddies' front door. Gee, we just finally finished reclamation projects to clean up the mess down there left by the coal companies from back in the '50's.
I hear Chicago folks wonder if Indiana would be so pro BP if they were dumping that "clean" sludge into Fall Creek. Kind of a stab in the back huh Mitch. Illinois is your partner in the coal deal. Politics....sheesh!
another remc customer

Plainfield, IN

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#3
Oct 17, 2007
 
Since your in an REMC area, you can elect the board members! Go Vote! Also, the IURC is requiring more information to be shown on the bills than it has in the past. There are a lot of charges or credits that change from month to month or quarter to quarter, you just have to be shown them now. They can't fix them into the basic rates because they change. If you don't like how your company spends money on the cost of electricity, let the IURC know you want deregulation. http://www.ai.org/iurc/index.html
Jim

Mansfield, OH

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#4
Oct 17, 2007
 
I just wonder why the credits are issued in $5.00 increments and not starting until February. It seems like things could be taken care of in a more timely manner. But then again of course we have no choice in what provider we use for our electric power so we are kind of stuck, aren't we?
REMC customer

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#7
Oct 17, 2007
 
The White County REMC charges a residence a $25.00 facilties charge per month and then .09000 per kWh! When I asked them if they were regulated by the IURC they said "not anymore".
City Boy

Wakefield, MA

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#8
Oct 17, 2007
 
You Indiana Folks should NOT complain about electricity prices. I just moved here from San Francisco (go 49ers) and I was paying three times what I am paying here.
Country Kid

Syracuse, IN

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#9
Oct 17, 2007
 
City Boy wrote:
You Indiana Folks should NOT complain about electricity prices. I just moved here from San Francisco (go 49ers) and I was paying three times what I am paying here.
Yeah, we country folk got it good. NIPSCO only stole $15 from us here. We durn lucky. Nuff said.
Karl Spakler

Fort Wayne, IN

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#10
Oct 17, 2007
 
City Boy wrote:
You Indiana Folks should NOT complain about electricity prices. I just moved here from San Francisco (go 49ers) and I was paying three times what I am paying here.
I'm sure the same thing could be said for real estate prices, gas, groceries and just about anything else you could think of.
rwillians

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#12
Oct 17, 2007
 
How much did this grand sum of $15. really cost the LaPorte County taxpayers. The LaPorte County Attorney filed this. How much did he collect for his work?????
Snip Cahue

Marion, IN

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#13
Oct 17, 2007
 
Woo hoo!$15! I'm going to Disney World!

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