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Auburn rate-hike hearing Wednesday

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will conduct a field hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Auburn City Council Chambers, 210 E. Ninth St., to hear from the public about a petition from Auburn Municipal Electric for a new schedule of rates and charges.

Before the hearing, the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor will conduct an educational session at 5:30 p.m.

Auburn Municipal Electric submitted a petition for an increase in rates and charges for service and authority to implement a two-part tracking mechanism.

Those unable to attend may submit written comments to the OUCC online at; by mail to Consumer Services Staff, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1500 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204; by email to or by fax to 317-232-5923.

Written comments should include the consumer's name, mailing address and a reference to “Cause No. 44472.”