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Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) is requesting approval to install new pollution control equipment at its Petersburg generating station and Unit 7 of its Harding Street station, primarily to reduce mercury emissions. The utility is also requesting approval to recover the construction costs through rates, with rate adjustments to be requested every six months.
In filings with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), IPL states that it is seeking the plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Utility Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule. IPL estimates the compliance plan's capital costs at nearly $511 million, not including financing and demolition costs.
An IURC public field hearing was held on Thursday, January 24, with the OUCC issuing a January 11 news release to invite comments. The fact sheet the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) distributed at the field hearing offers more information.
A settlement agreement among IPL, the OUCC and industrial customers who have intervened in this case was filed on March 13, 2013.
For all publicly filed documents in this case, please visit the IURC's electronic document system and enter docket number 44242.
This page will be updated based on future developments.