Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
302 West Washington Street, Room 306
Indianapolis Indiana 46204
IURC APPROVES NEW GENERATION FACILITY FOR SOUTHERN INDIANA GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
Today the IURC approved SIGECO’s plan to build an 80 MW combustion turbine peaking unit.
In Cause No. 41907, the Commissioners unanimously approved the construction of the peak load-operating unit. The facility will be built at the company’s A. B. Brown Generation Station in Posey County. The site already contains two 250 MW coal fire based units installed in 1979 and 1986, and an 80 MW gas turbine unit, which was installed in 1991.
The Commissioners believe the added capacity will bolster the company’s reserve margin, to ensure it can provide reliable service at the lowest reasonable cost, and is the most economical method to meet the company’s need for additional power.
In a concurring opinion, Commissioner Camie Swanson-Hull called on the company to look at expanding demand side initiatives and the use of renewable resource generating options in the future.
SIGECO provides service to approximately 132,000 retail customers in six counties in southern Indiana in and around the city of Evansville.