Indiana Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy:

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Clean Energy Portfolio Standard: Indiana Code (IC) 8-1-37

Energy efficiency: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Cause No. 42693

Hydraulic fracturing: Indiana Oil and Gas Act, IC 14-37

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC)

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Oil and Gas

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Indiana state legislation has established clean energy portfolio standard goals and provided incentives for utilities to achieve those goals.

Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) administers the state's clean energy portfolio standard. DNR's Division of Oil and Gas is responsible for the regulation of the hydraulic fracturing disclosure law.

State Requirements


Clean Energy Portfolio Standard

IC 8-1-37

Indiana's Voluntary Clean Energy Portfolio Standard Program, also known as the Comprehensive Hoosier Option to Incentivize Clean Energy (CHOICE) Program, establishes financial incentives for utilities that meet the following targets for including clean energy resources in their supply portfolio:

  • 2013 through 2018: An average of 4 percent of the total electricity obtained by the participating electricity supplier to meet the energy requirements of its Indiana retail electric customers during the base year (i.e., 2010)
  • 2019 through 2024: An average of 7 ...

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