DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Affiliated interests of regulated utilities. Gives the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) broader access to records of an affiliate of an electric or a gas utility. Provides that in a case for a fuel or gas cost charge, the utility consumer counselor or any party or intervenor may examine the records of an affiliate from which a utility buys fuel or gas to determine the reasonableness of the cost. Provides that as part of the regular examination of a utility's records, the utility consumer counselor may also examine the records of an affiliate from which the utility buys fuel or gas to determine the reasonableness of the cost. Allows the IURC, in ascribing revenue to a utility seeking a fuel or gas cost charge, to ignore any corporate distinction between the utility and an affiliate selling fuel or gas to the utility. Provides that a contract between a utility and an affiliate is not effective unless the IURC finds that the contract is in the public interest and the result of arm's length negotiations. Allows the IURC to adopt rules concerning certain transactions between utilities and affiliates. Prohibits certain public utilities from providing certain subsidies to affiliates or unregulated activities.