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Company: Peoples Gas
Current Parent CompanyWEC Energy Group
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Penalty: $18,500,000
Year: 2016
Date: May 25, 2016
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: The Illinois Commerce Commission approved two landmark settlements under which $18.5 million would be paid to customers of Peoples Gas and the State of Illinois by Peoples and its parent company, Integrys Energy Group, owned by WEC Energy Group Inc. The settlements resolved investigations into statements made by representatives of Peoples, Integrys and WEC before the Commission concerning the estimated long-term cost of the Accelerated Main Replacement Program (AMRP). As part of the settlement, Peoples and Integrys admitted information was omitted, namely the preliminary cost estimate indicating the AMRP would cost more than $8 billion, from their discussion of the AMRP at the ICC's May 20, 2015 open meeting.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Illinois Commerce Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 15-0608
Facility State: Illinois
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Wisconsin
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
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