The IURC will decide whether Duke customers must pay for close to a billion dollars in cost overruns.
The Duke Energy Wabash unit in Terre Haute might close because of failure to meet new EPA rules regulating mercury release.
The Indiana Red Cross is expected to spend three weeks on the coast, and Duke plans to have its crews stay about two weeks.
Electric utility officials say energy demands are high in these days of high heat, but they are still able to keep up with that demand.
Severe storms and tornadoes touched down in Indiana Wednesday leaving thousands still without power.
A Duke Energy spokeswoman says it could be a three-to-four day power outage for some Indiana customers.
Cleanup has begun from Monday evening’s severe weather which left scores of trees uprooted and some people displaced from their homes because of the damage.
The $12K fine is the maximum allowed by state law.
Duke is now requesting approval of an additional $500 million, promping the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to recommend a cap on total costs.
A bill on its way to the Indiana House would mandate that 10 percent of Indiana power come from renewable sources by 2020.