The city turned off the electricity to People's Park on Wednesday morning because it says the outlets were becoming a safety hazard.
IU would be the first Big Ten school to use the stationary bikes as a significant source of power.
A report from Purdue University’s State Utility Forecasting Group predicts electricity rates in Indiana will go up 20 percent in just the next six years.
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.
When the recession deepened in 2009, peak power usage plummeted by 12%. That trend should reverse itself this season.