Indianapolis, Indiana – AES Indiana recently conducted its first public field hearing, addressing the anticipated increase in utility rates.
The proposed adjustment will potentially escalate the monthly service charges for a majority of customers from the current $16 to a possible $25. Additionally, there is an expected rise in the customer’s base rate, which is contingent on their cumulative electricity consumption.
The rationale presented by AES Indiana for these adjustments encompasses the necessity for infrastructural developments and other related expenditures. Nevertheless, the hearing bore witness to palpable dissatisfaction from the customers.
One attendee commented, “You can’t live in Indianapolis, Indiana, and use electricity no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try to conserve without AES bleeding more and more and more every few years.
It’s noteworthy that the primary objective of these hearings is to gather public perspectives; therefore, AES refrained from responding to any inquiries during the session.
The subsequent public field hearing is slated for Oct. 2.