Retail Rates Soar on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

On September 8, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved (Docket No. U-17895) an annual retail rate increase of $4.6 million for Upper Peninsula Power (UPPCo), which serves about 54,000 customers in the Wolverine State.Under the terms of the final proposal approved by the commission, customers using 500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a month will pay nearly $8 more on their bills. That’s almost a 7 percent increment to invoices that already are the highest statewide.

KCC Allots Atmos Energy One-Third of Requested Rate Hike

On March 17, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) issued an order (Docket No. 16-ATMG-079-RTS) approving a $2.22 million annual revenue increase in energy rates for Atmos Energy’s 131,000 natural gas customers in the Sunflower State – who will see a 39 cent uptick on their … Read more…

MPSC Okays $2M Rate Hike Ahead of Cloverland Coop’s Return to Member Regulation Status

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved a settlement agreement authorizing Cloverland Electric Cooperative to increase its rates by $1.9 million – or 3 percent– beginning in mid-January, the utility announced on January 6. Cloverland serves 42,000 accounts in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, and … Read more…

Arkansas AG Opposes SourceGas $9M Rate Hike

Arkansas State Attorney General (AG) Leslie Rutledge(R) filed a statement of opposition (Docket No. 15-011-U) late last month with the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) to provisions of a settlement agreement with SourceGas Arkansas that granted the utility a $9 million rate increase for retail … Read more…

Explosive IPL Rate Case Continues This Week

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC Cause Nos. 44576, 44602) will continue hearing testimony this week on a rate request first made by Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) last December – and delayed from March until September 21 by the vigorous objections of the Indiana … Read more…

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