106-22 - LEGAL NOTICE Cause No. 45700

LEGAL NOTICE

Cause No. 45700

VERIFIED PETITION OF NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY LLC FOR (1) APPROVAL OF AND A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A FEDERALLY MANDATED ASH POND COMPLIANCE PROJECT; (2) AUTHORITY TO RECOVER FEDERALLY MANDATED COSTS INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASH POND COMPLIANCE PROJECT; (3) APPROVAL OF THE ESTIMATED FEDERALLY MANDATED COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASH POND COMPLIANCE PROJECT; (4) AUTHORITY FOR THE TIMELY RECOVERY OF 80% OF THE FEDERALLY MANDATED COSTS THROUGH RIDER 887 – ADJUSTMENT OF FEDERALLY MANDATED COSTS AND APPENDIX I – FEDERALLY MANDATED COST ADJUSTMENT FACTOR (“FMCA MECHANISM”); (5) AUTHORITY TO DEFER 20% OF THE FEDERALLY MANDATED COSTS FOR RECOVERY IN NIPSCO’S NEXT GENERAL RATE CASE; (6) APPROVAL OF SPECIFIC RATEMAKING AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT; (7) APPROVAL TO AMORTIZE THE ASH POND COMPLIANCE PROJECT COSTS THROUGH 2032; (8) APPROVAL OF ONGOING REVIEW OF THE ASH POND COMPLIANCE PROJECT; ALL PURSUANT TO IND. CODE § 8-1-8.4-1 ET SEQ., § 8-1-2-19, § 8-1-2-23, AND § 8-1-2-42; AND, TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY, APPROVAL OF AN ALTERNATIVE REGULATORY PLAN PURSUANT TO IND. CODE § 8-1-2.5-6.

Notice is hereby given that on March 30, 2022, Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (“NIPSCO”) filed a petition with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) for (1) approval of and a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a federally mandated project and timely recovery of its federally mandated costs incurred in connection with an ash pond closure project at NIPSCO’s Michigan City Generation Station (the “Ash Pond Compliance Project”); (2) approval of the estimated federally mandated costs associated with the Ash Pond Compliance Project; (3) authority for the timely recovery of 80% of the federally mandated costs incurred in connection with the Ash Pond Compliance Project, that results in the closure of the Michigan City ash ponds in compliance with applicable federal regulations, through Rider 887 – Adjustment of Federally Mandated Costs and Appendix I – Federally Mandated Cost Adjustment Factor; (4) authority to defer 20% of the federally mandated costs incurred in connection with the Ash Pond Compliance Project for recovery in NIPSCO’s next general rate case; (5) approval of the specific ratemaking and accounting treatment described herein; (6) approval to amortize the Ash Pond Compliance Project costs through 2032; and (7) approval of ongoing review of the Ash Pond Compliance Project; all pursuant to Ind. Code § 8-1-8.4-1 et seq., § 8-1-2-19, § 8-1-2-23 and § 8-1-2-42; and, to the extent necessary, approval of an alternative regulatory plan pursuant to Ind. Code § 8-1-2.5-6. This notice of provided to the public under Ind. Code § 8-1-2.5-6(d). A copy of the Verified Petition and other submissions in this proceeding are on file with the Commission, PNC Center, 101 West Washington Street, Suite 1500 East, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The telephone number of the commission is (317) 232-2701. Anyone wishing to protest, challenge, or intervene in this action may do so by contacting the Commission.

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Winamac, IN 46996

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