MERRILLVILLE — Reaction to a rate hike for NIPSCO electric customers has been mixed, with consumer advocates saying the increase puts an unfair burden on residential customers and small businesses while the utility says its rates are in line with national averages.

A decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission this week allowed NIPSCO to modify its electric rates effective Jan. 1

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Joe King

The state of Indiana republicans, did and does everything they can to deter and interfere with solar and renewable sources of energy for Hoosiers, but champions Energy companies like Nipsco to raise the electrical and natural gas rates for us... IS this winning? Check your gas rates for the summer you didn't use any gas? Some business it will pay 500-600 to nipsco for not using any gas? Residential customers will pay a little lower for not using any gas...Yes, it will cost you to not use anything from them. Vote them out!

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