Clients: Citizens Action Coalition and Energy Foundation
On behalf of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana and Energy Foundation, the Clinic has prepared a series of three publications that investigate the impact of two Indiana legislative developments: the 2014 repeal of its energy efficiency program through passage of the Senate Enrolled Act 340 and the approval of its Transmission Distribution and Storage Improvement Charge (TDSIC) state statute, which was passed in 2013 with the Senate Enrolled Act 560.
The Performance of Indiana Utilities’ Energy Efficiency Programs
On behalf of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, researchers Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel have prepared a policy brief that presents a side-by-side comparison of energy efficiency program budgets and costs, energy efficiency savings, and utility sales among Indiana's five investor-owned utilities: Duke Energy, Vectren, Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL), Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), and Indiana-Michigan Power (I&M).
The Economic Impacts of Repealing Indiana’s Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
On behalf of Energy Foundation, researchers Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel are preparing a policy brief that evaluates the economic impacts of the repeal of Indiana's energy efficiency program, which was accomplished in 2014 with the Senate Enrolled Act 340. The policy brief compares the energy efficiency savings, saved energy costs and job impacts since the program's repeal with what would have been achieved had the program not been repealed. Policy brief is forthcoming.
A Review of Indiana’s Transmission and Distribution Cost Tracker
On behalf of Energy Foundation, Senior Researcher Tyler Comings and Researchers Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel are preparing a report that evaluates 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; 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. Report is forthcoming.