Senate Bill 0473
DIGEST OF SB473 (Updated March 7, 2001 1:41 PM - DI 84)
Service areas of electricity suppliers. Modifies procedures that must be followed when a municipally owned electric utility seeks to change its assigned service area to include territory that has been annexed by the municipality. Provides that the municipally owned electric utility must pay additional severance damages to the incumbent electricity suppliers in the annexed area based on electricity sold to service accounts established in the annexed area during the five year period beginning on the effective date of the annexation ordinance. Provides that the severance payments must continue for each service account for the five year period beginning on the date the service account is established. Requires the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) to determine and enforce payment of severance damages when the parties cannot agree on the amount of the damages. Requires the IURC to approve a change in the boundaries of the assigned service areas of electric utilities when the affected utilities mutually agree to the change, unless the IURC determines after a public hearing that the change would result in certain consequences.
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