Client: Energy Foundation
Senior Researcher Tyler Comings, Researcher Bryndis Woods and Researcher Nina Schlegel are evaluating Indiana's Transmission Distribution and Storage Improvement Charge (TDSIC) state statute, which was passed in 2013 with the Senate Enrolled Act 560, and allows utilities to track certain types of costs per Indiana Code § 8-1-39-10 . This “cost tracker” has proven controversial in dockets at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) and in the state appeals courts. Several utilities have touted the benefits of the tracker while others have claimed it is placing undue costs on Indiana ratepayers. AEC is producing a report that discusses: the design and implementation of TDSIC; the impact of similar “cost trackers” on rates elsewhere in the country; whether cost trackers are needed for Transmission and Distribution (T&D) investments; and the claimed economic impacts of TDSIC.