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August 23 -- Updated

Texas PUC Staff Recommend Dismissal Of Aspire Complaint On May ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission dismiss a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC ("Aspire") against ERCOT, in which Aspire has sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019

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NEW! -- Senior Counsel -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Operations/Settlement Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Marketing Coordinator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Corporate Counsel - Retail Supplier
Senior Counsel - Regulatory - Retail Supplier
Sales Representative -- Retail Supplier

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Maryland PSC Directs Utilities To Solicit Energy Storage Proposals, Directs That Impacts On Retail Market Be Considered

The Maryland PSC directed the investor-owned electric utilities to solicit offers to develop energy storage projects, and thereafter submit them to the Commission for approval

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Arizona Commissioner: Chair's Proposed Direction On Retail Choice Rules Development Could Result In "Anchoring Bias"

 

Says Staff Should Not Develop Any Formal Retail Choice Rules Package At This Time, In Favor Of More Workshops

Proceeding with the consideration of retail electric choice as proposed by Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Bob Burns in a recent memo would, "unnecessarily burden an already overworked and understaffed Utilities Division, as well as threaten our ability to adopt ideal policies by prematurely anchoring our discussions to a defined proposal," ACC Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson wrote in a memo.

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AEP Names Vice President, Information Technology; Cites "Critical" Role Of IT In Providing "New Products And Services" To Its Customers

American Electric Power has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Bankruptcy Judge "Expects" Confirmation Of FirstEnergy Solutions Reorganization Plan, But Adjourns Hearing For FES To Address Union Contracts

 

Recommended Decision Addresses Retail Natural Gas Market Changes, Improvements (Capacity Assignment, Storage Access, Balancing, More)

A Pennsylvania ALJ would adopt without modification a settlement among various parties in UGI Utilities - Gas Division's (the "Company") rate case that addresses various natural gas market issues

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FERC Dismisses Petition Seeking Order Than Non-Wired Interstate Transmission Of Electricity (Such As Rail Transport Of Electric Storage) Is Within FERC's Jurisdiction

 

Texas PUC Had Opposed Petition As Threatening To Subject ERCOT To FERC Regulation

FERC has dismissed a petition for a declaratory order from Alternative Transmission Inc. (ATI), which had sought a finding that the non-wired transport of electricity is within FERC's jurisdiction under the FPA

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RetailEnergyX: ESCO Reports Customer Transfers Under Previously Reported Book Sales Complete, Withdraws From New York Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bernie Sanders Releases "Green New Deal" To "End Greed In Our Energy System", Favors Community Choice Aggregations

 

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RetailEnergyX: State AGs, Phone Companies Make It Easier To Prosecute Robocall Bad Actors

 

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RetailEnergyX: Eversource, Ørsted JV Submits Bid In Second Massachusetts Offshore Wind RFP

 

August 22

Retail Energy Broker Makes Strategic Investment In Provider Of Facility Asset Management Solutions, Energy Consulting

A retail energy broker has made an investment in a provider of software-enabled facility asset management consulting solutions to commercial, government and institutional facility owners throughout North America.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy To Acquire Australian Retail Supplier ERM Power

 

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NEW Jobs on RetailEnergyJobs.com:

NEW! -- Senior Counsel -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Operations/Settlement Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Marketing Coordinator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Corporate Counsel - Retail Supplier
Senior Counsel - Regulatory - Retail Supplier
Sales Representative -- Retail Supplier

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Start-up Led By Retail Market Veterans Seeks Texas REP Certificate

 

Focus Will Be Affinity Causes, Renewables

A start-up led by Texas market vets applied for ...

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Start-up Applies For Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A start-up REP filed at the Texas PUC for ...

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Cost To Be Allocated To Individual Retail Providers For Provision Of Low-Income Sync List

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed the individual amounts to be allocated to individual retail electric providers for provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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New York ESCO Submits Distributed Energy Resource Supplier Registration With PSC, May Market Community Solar

An ESCO submitted to the New York PSC a Distributed Energy Resource Supplier (DERS) Registration Form

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Providing Support For Blockchain-based Local Electricity Market Demo

 

From 8/21: Dominion Virginia Ordered To Immediately Process Enrollments From Retail Electric Suppliers For 100% Green Customers

The Virginia SCC issued an order directing Dominion Virginia Power, "to immediately resume processing enrollment requests under Section A 5 for customers who wish to purchase from Direct Energy or Calpine," pending a final order from the Commission concerning a dispute regarding the requirements for customers to take 100% renewable electric supply from retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Under Draft, Regulator Would Re-open Retail Supplier's Licensing Docket For Investigation Of Marketing, Compliance

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Directs FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs To Cease Charging Rider DMR, Issue Refunds Since July 2 (Impacts Broader Electric Security Plan)

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Upgrades Mobile App, Consumers Able To Monitor Real-Time Grid Conditions, Receive Alerts

 

August 21

Satori Energy Acquires Retail Energy Broker

Satori Energy has acquired ...

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Dominion Virginia Ordered To Immediately Process Enrollments From Retail Electric Suppliers For 100% Green Customers

The Virginia SCC issued an order directing Dominion Virginia Power, "to immediately resume processing enrollment requests under Section A 5 for customers who wish to purchase from Direct Energy or Calpine," pending a final order from the Commission concerning a dispute regarding the requirements for customers to take 100% renewable electric supply from retail suppliers

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ESCO Under Marketing Suspension Says Enrollments Cited In New York PSC Show Cause Order Were Permissible Winbacks

 

Says UBPs Allow Winback Process For Customers Dropping To Default Service, Contrary To Order's Interpretation

 

Says "Specific" -- Not "Verifiable" -- Authorization Is Required For Winbacks

An ESCO has filed a response to a show cause order recently issued by the New York PSC, stating that the enrollments at issue were permissible reinstatements, and were not in violation of a prior marketing suspension

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Massachusetts Attorney General Seeks Process For Discovery, Potential For Evidentiary Hearings, In DPU Review Of Boston Municipal Aggregation Plan

 

AG Cites Potential Harm To Default Service Customers From Boston Aggregation

 

City Had Sought Approval By End Of August, For January 2020 Start Date

The Massachusetts Attorney General (AGO) has requested that the Massachusetts DPU set a procedural schedule in the DPU's consideration of the City of Boston's electricity opt-out municipal aggregation plan that would allow for discovery and the ability to request evidentiary hearings

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Arizona Commissioner Asks That ACC Schedule Next Retail Choice Workshop, Supports Burns' Proposed Process

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson filed a memo expressing support for the process to consider retail electric choice outlined by Chairman Bob Burns, with Olson also requesting that the Commission schedule its next workshop on retail competition

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Sues Tesla, Alleging Tesla Rooftop Solar Panels Caused Fires

 

ComEd Files Updated Default Service Charges Due To Changes In Uncollectibles Factor

Commonwealth Edison has filed updates to its Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for both the summer PECs effective September 2019, and the non-summer PECs, as well as updates to its bypassable transmission rate, to reflect changes in the Incremental Supply Uncollectible Cost Factors (ISUFs).

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Inspire Energy Receives License In New State

A PSC granted Inspire Energy Holdings, LLC a retail electric supplier license to serve ...

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Texas Broker Registration Update: 411 Thus Far

As of publication time, approximately 411 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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Vistra Energy To Close Four Power Plants

Vistra Energy and its subsidiaries today announced the four Illinois power plants that will retire in order to meet the requirements of the recently approved revisions to the Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS) rule imposed by the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB).

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From 8/19: AEP Ohio Proposes Rule That "All" Retail Supplier Charges Should Be "Readily Comparable" To The Price To Compare

 

Retail Supplier Charges To Be "Summarized In One Price Per kWh"

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, AEP Ohio suggested that all competitive retail electric service (CRES) charges, "should be readily comparable to the price-to- compare."

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From 8/14:Retail Energy Suppliers, Brokers Included In Inc. 500/5000 Rankings Of Growth (Revenues Disclosed)

Several retail suppliers and brokers were included in the annual Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth (as a %) at private companies over the past three years.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy Confirmation Hearing Enters Second Day

 

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RetailEnergyX: Clean Energy Future Terminates Development Of Ohio Gas-Fired Merchant Power Plant, Citing Nuclear Subsidies

 

August 20

Vistra Energy Announces Agreement To Acquire Ambit Energy, Purchase Price Announced

Today, Vistra Energy (VST) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ambit Energy for ...

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Automation, Energy Services Firm (Broker) Acquires New York-Based Environmental Energy Corporation

A building automation and energy services provider, whose operations include energy procurement services, today announced the addition of Environmental Energy Corporation ("EEC") to its New York division.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $19,000 Forfeiture, Customer Re-Rates, Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

 

PUC Staff Had Alleged Sales Calls Had Referred To Enrollments As Simply Entering A Sweepstakes

A retail supplier has entered into a stipulation with Staff of a PUC under which the supplier agrees to a forfeiture of $19,000, upon approval of the stipulation by the Commission, to resolve all of the issues identified by the Staff in a Notice of Probable Non-Compliance

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RetailEnergyX: Academic Says Time To Ditch "Soviet" Style Energy-Only Market In Texas -- Wants To Replace With Command-and-Control Capacity Market, Or Re-Regulation

 

 

Another Northeast, Renewables-Focused Retail Supplier Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A renewables-focused retail supplier has applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Arizona Commissioner: "Long Way To Go" Before Deciding Retail Electric Choice

 

Cites Experience in California, Texas (Notes Recent Texas Emergency Alert, Price Spikes)

 

Cites "Pattern Of Consumer Fraud" Under Retail Choice

 

Suggests 20 Square Mile Geographic Pilot For Retail Choice (All Customer Classes)

The Arizona Corporation Commission has, "a long way to go," before being able to make a decision concerning retail electric choice, Commissioner Sandra Kennedy wrote in a memo filed in the electric choice proceeding

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Retail Supplier Adding Carbon Offsets To All Natural Gas Service, "At No Change In Cost" To Customers

A retail supplier announced today the launch of ...

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Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates, Supplier Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed new basic service rates for the Medium & Large Commercial and Industrial customer class in the WCMA Load Zone, the former Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) service area, for the three-month period beginning October 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Awarded Contract To Supply New Jersey School

 

Energy Simply Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

Energy Simply LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: CalChoice Municipal Aggregation Selects Supplier For Wind Power PPAs

 

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RetailEnergyX: GlidePath Acquires 149 MW Wind Portfolio In Texas, Plans For Battery Storage Expansion, Wind + Storage Development

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Offering Solar Rental In Several Retail Choice States

 

August 19

Retail Suppliers Suspended From Marketing Under Settlements With Attorney General

AG Announces Settlements With Three Retail Suppliers, $3 Million In Refunds

AG: Suppliers Which "Defrauded" Customers Are Not "Outliers"

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced three settlements totaling more than $3.1 million with alternative retail electric suppliers ...

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Utility Proposes Rule That "All" Retail Supplier Charges Should Be "Readily Comparable" To The Price To Compare

 

Retail Supplier Charges To Be "Summarized In One Price Per kWh"

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, AEP Ohio suggested that all competitive retail electric service (CRES) charges, "should be readily comparable to the price-to- compare."

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Utility "Applauds" Proposed Switch-Block Mechanism

 

Retail Supplier Says PUC Lacks Authority To Adopt Switch-Block

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, AEP Ohio said that it, "applauds" a proposed switch-block mechanism included in the draft rules.

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Texas PUC Staff Now Recommend Aggregator's Application Be Denied Due To "Misleading" Name

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an amended recommendation concerning the application of ...

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Ohio Utilities Seek To Maintain Ability To Bill Non-Commodity Services From Third Parties

 

Retail Suppliers Note Ambiguity In Proposed Prohibition On EDC Billing For Non-Commodity Services, Applicability To Retail Suppliers

Ohio utilities generally opposed a proposed prohibition on the utility billing of non-commodity services as contained in newly proposed rules from Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, with EDCs and retail suppliers also noting ambiguity in the proposal

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Consumers' Counsel Says PUC Should Adopt Rule Requiring Shadow Billing Of Default Service Costs

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel said that PUCO should adopt a rule requiring EDCs to record shadow-billing data and make such information available to the PUCO, OCC, and the general public

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Texas Broker Registration Update: 321 Thus Far

As of publication time, approximately 321 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Florida Group Spends $800K On Petition Gatherers In Scheme Allegedly Designed To Create Barriers To Other Initiatives (Electric Choice)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Seeking To Repeal Ohio Nuclear Subsidies Submits Revised Petition

 

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RetailEnergyX: From The Archives: IKEA Offering Retail Electricity Supply

 

 

PUC Sets Evidentiary Hearing On Petition To Change Default Service Structure

 

Consumers' Counsel Seeks To Re-establish Standard Choice Offer As Default Rate Customers, End Monthly Variable Rate Assignment Process To Retail Suppliers

 

Says Monthly Variable Rate Up to 300% Higher Than SCO, Over $9/MCF

 

Says Default Monthly Variable Rates A "Rip-off", Reflect "Price Gouging"

The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel filed a motion with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to re-establish the competitively bid Standard Choice Offer (SCO) as the default service for all choice-eligible residential customers at Dominion East Ohio, "so that they have the benefit of competitive pricing without marketer price gouging."

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Innovative Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A retail supplier has applied for ...

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Gexa Energy Providing 100% Renewable Electricity With All New Texas Plans "At No Additional Cost To Customers"

Gexa Energy announced that, going forward all, new Gexa Energy residential plans in Texas will be powered by 100% renewable energy, "at no additional cost to customers."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: U.K. Retail Supplier Octopus In Talks To Acquire Significant Book Of Customers

 

 

Regulator Directs Retail Suppliers To Report On Customers Served Via Auto-Renewal, Fixed Vs. Variable, Low-Income

 

Invites Revised Proposals On Marketing Scripts, Contract Summary, Renewal Notice

A hearing office directed retail suppliers to submit information concerning their numbers of customers served under auto-renewals, and the nature of such service

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Texas Generator, PUCT Staff Seek Approval Of Voluntary Mitigation Plan

A generator and Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed for approval of a Voluntary Mitigation Plan (VMP) which would ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former Florida PSC Chair Says FPL "Distort[ing] Truth", Using "Scare Tactics" In Fight Against Retail Energy Choice

 

August 16

Just Energy In "Advanced Discussions" With Potential Buyer For Its Overseas Retail Energy Businesses

In an MD&A for the quarter ending June 30, 2019, Just Energy provided the additional detail that ...

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Illinois ALJ Would Approve ComEd's Proposed Time Of Use Supply Rate Pilot, With Capped Number Of Customers, Under Proposed Order

 

Low-Income Customers Would Receive Bill Protection Under TOU Pilot

 

Draft Order Would Allow Reconciliation Charge For TOU Customers

 

ALJ Would Deny Relief Concerning Retail Supplier AMI Settlement & Data Access, But Would Require Staff Report On Barriers To Retail Supplier TOU Plans

An Illinois ALJ would approve a modified version of Commonwealth Edison's proposed electric supply rate Time of Use program for non-shopping customers.

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Utility Presents Potential Changes For Upcoming Procurement Of 2022-2023 SOS Due To Delay In PJM Capacity Auction

 

Several Wholesale Suppliers Supporting Having SOS Bids Set At $0/MW-day For Capacity, With Future Reimbursement By Pepco Once PJM Capacity Price Set

An EDC has filed with a PSC a report concerning a work group meeting that was convened to discuss how to address an upcoming SOS procurement that is ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town -- In LIPA Service Area -- Selects Administrator For New Municipal Aggregation (Would Be First In LIPA)

 

 

New York Town "Anticipate[s]" Westchester Municipal Aggregation Will Seek To Offer Community Solar On Opt-Out Basis

In a town resolution filed with the New York PSC, the Bedford, New York Town Board said that ...

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Last Resort Service Rates for the period October 2019 to December 2019

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PUC Staff Support Another Retail Supplier's Sought Waiver Of Certain TPV Requirements For Electronic TPV

 

Competitor Says Waivers Should Only Be Granted When Sales Force Is Internal Employees

Subject to an additional condition, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that the Commission grant the petition of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Selects Retail Supplier To Serve Customers Of Solarplicity After Default

 

 

ERCOT Posts Reliability Analysis Determination For Generating Units Filing For Mothball Status

ERCOT has posted a reliability analysis determination for ...

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera-BHD aka BHE) for the month of September 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Sets Treatment Of PCIA (Nonbypassable Exit Charge) For Pre-2009 Vintage Direct Access Customers At Two Utilities

 

Texas Broker Registration Update: 217 Thus Far

As of publication time, 217 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Republic Columnist Favor Electric For Residential Customers As Well As C&Is

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Catholic Church Selects Retail Supplier For 4,500 Properties

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Calif. Taxpayer Advocate Says Municipal Aggregation, "A Luxury Amid San Diego’s Poverty and Homelessness"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Retail Supplier To Launch Air Conditioning Cycling Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Retail Supplier Pays Penalties For Alleged Unlawful Customer Disconnections

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reason Op-Ed Encourages California To Re-examine Electric Deregulation

 

August 15

MeterGenius Seeks Retail Electric Supplier License (Gamification, Customer Engagement Company)

Hires Energy Market Vet To Lead Operations

MeterGenius, Inc. has applied for an Illinois alternative retail electric supplier license to serve all customer classes at Commonwealth Edison

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PSC Draws On Retail Supplier's Security, Finds Retail Supplier In Default Of Obligation

The Maryland PSC issued a Notice of Default concerning ...

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Texas Retail Provider Supports Re-pricing Of Erroneous ERCOT Interval On May 30, Cites Impacts On Forwards/Futures, Bilaterals

Retail electric provider V247 Power Corporation filed comments at the Public Utility Commission of Texas in support of a complaint that seeks re-pricing of published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, due to, as previously reported, Calpine providing erroneous telemetered Resource status information to ERCOT.

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RetailEnergyX: Market Chatter: Vistra Energy Nears Purchase of Ambit Energy

 

Texas Retail Providers Oppose New Inadvertent Gain Fee Sought By AEP Texas

In a statement of position in AEP Texas' current rate case, the Alliance for Retail Markets opposed a proposed new inadvertent gain fee sought by AEP Texas

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Just Energy Seeks Reconsideration Of Denied Intervention In Just One Energy, LLC Texas Aggregator Application, Says Rules Prohibit Misleading Aggregator Behavior

Just Energy Texas, LP d/b/a Just Energy ("Just Energy") has sought reconsideration of a Texas PUC procedural order which had denied Just Energy's motion to intervene the proceeding considering the application of Just One Energy, LLC, for a Texas electric aggregator certificate, as Just Energy argued that the PUC's Substantive Rules prohibit an aggregator from engaging in misleading or deceptive practices

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Retail Energy Regulators, Thought Leaders To Address National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) Fall Leadership Roundtable

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) will convene its Fall Leadership Roundtable October 16 to October 18, 2019 in Hershey, PA

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Half of U.K. Retail Energy Suppliers "Could Go Bust" In Next Few Years, From Crowded Market, Price Caps ("Game of Thrones Showdown")

 

Texas Broker Registration Update: 182 Thus Far

As of publication time, 182 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Summer Energy Reports Quarterly Results, Compressed Unit Margins On Competitive Pressure, More Commercial Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem (U.K. Regulator) To Revoke Retail Supplier's Licence

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Customer's Exit From NV Energy Supply Affirmed By PUC

 

August 14

Just Energy To Dispose Of U.K. Business

Common Share Dividend Suspended As Part Of Strategic Review

Further Details Texas Bad Debt, Enrollment Impairment; Negative Cash Flows

Customer Non-Payment Issue Led To "Material Weakness" In Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting For Prior Quarters

RCE Count Down 2%

Reports California Market Exit

Names Walter M. Higgins III to Board of Directors

In announcing earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2019 a few minutes ago, Just Energy Group Inc. said that it, "plans to dispose of its assets in the U.K. due to a decision taken during the strategic review."

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Griddy Refunding To Customers Membership Fee For Month Of August

Griddy, which offers Texas retail electric service using a pass-through of wholesale rates and a subscription model, informed customers that it is crediting back all of its members their membership for August.

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Arizona Chair Seeks To Have Staff Develop Rules Package For "Full" Retail Electric Competition, For All Customers

Sets Proposed Deadline For Staff Draft Submission

Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Burns has proposed that ACC Staff put together a rules package for, "full retail electric competition for all customers."

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Start-up Led By Texas Retail Energy Vets Seeks Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for ...

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Reliant Announces Partnership With Microgrid, Back-up Generation Provider To Bring Power, Resiliency Services To Texas Customers

Reliant and a resiliency-as-a-service provider announced an alliance, "to deliver reliable power solutions to commercial and industrial customers in Texas."

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Utility Affiliate Seeks Retail Electric Supplier License In New State, First Outside Of Home State

A utility affiliate applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Scarcity Prices Test Subscription, Wholesale Pass-Through Model For Retail Energy

 

Retail Energy Suppliers, Brokers Included In Inc. 500/5000 Rankings Of Growth (Revenues Disclosed)

Several retail suppliers and brokers were included in the annual Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth (as a %) at private companies over the past three years.

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El Paso Electric Applies For Texas PUC Approval Of Acquisition By Infrastructure Investments Fund; Files Testimony Regarding Impact On Competition

El Paso Electric Company and the Infrastructure Investments Fund, an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. (IIF), have filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval of the previously reported transaction (details here) under which IIF would purchase EPE for $68.25 in cash per share representing an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion.

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Texas Broker Registration Update: 116 Thus Far

As of publication time, 116 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Several NY Capital Region Cities Forming Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Taxpayer Group Warns California Municipal Aggregations Could Funnel Revenues To Non-Electric Uses (Unfunded Pensions, Etc.)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Patriot Energy Group Receives ABC Excellence Award

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Prices Hit $9,000 On Aug 13, As EEA 1 Was Declared (First Since 2014)

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 8/12: Ovo In Talks To Acquire SSE Retail Energy Supply Business

 

August 13

New York PSC Allows ConEd, O&R To Include Certain CNG, LNG Costs In Gas Supply Charges, And Rates Applicable To ESCOs

The New York PSC has approved, with modification, natural gas tariff revisions from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) (together, the Companies) to expand the recovery of certain costs associated with trucked and stored compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Companies’ respective gas supply recovery mechanisms, the Gas Cost Factor (GCF) for Con Edison and Gas Supply Charge (GSC) for O&R, and to recover such costs from ESCOs as well.

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EC Infosystems Announces Pennsylvania Office Expansion, New Location in Allentown

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – August 13, 2019 – EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced their Pennsylvania office move and expansion, now located at 1275 Glenlivet Dr. Suite 134, Allentown, PA 18106.

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New York ESCO To Use New Trade Name

An ESCO filed at the New York PSC to use the trade name ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Closing of New $700 Million Term Loan Facility

A retail supplier closed a new seven-year $700 million secured Term Loan B facility.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Hits New Peak, Prices Top $6500, TCEQ Using Generation Emissions Enforcement Discretion

 

United Illuminating Files New Default Service Rates

United Illuminating has filed new Last Resort Service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning October 1, 2019

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CL&P, UI Disclose Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power reported that ...

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Vanguard Energy Services Receives License In New State

 

--- Texas Broker Registration Update: 65 Thus Far


-- CustomerFirst Renewables Seeks New License

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RetailEnergyX: Utility PG&E Names Former Exec At Retail Supplier Parent As CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another U.K. Retail Supplier Ceases To Trade

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. DOE Awards Grant To ComEd, Partners To Advance "Energy Internet" (Blockchain)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Congressional Report Examine Potential For Peer-To-Peer Retail Electric Sales Via Blockchain

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Chamber: Energy Choice Would Cost $1.5 Billion Annually To State, Local Governments

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Attorney General Rejects Language For Repeal Of Nuclear Subsidy

 

August 12

Initial Complaints Against ESCOs In New York Fall To Lowest Level In Past Eight Years

The Initial Complaints filed against ESCOs in New York for the month of June 2019 fell to the lowest rate in eight years, according to reports from the New York PSC

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Retail Energy Vet Joins ENGIE Resources As Senior Business Development Manager

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Retail Market Vet Joins Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) As Sr. Manager, Portfolio Planning, Budgeting & Optimization

A retail market veteran has joined ...

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RetailEnergyX: Ovo In Talks To Acquire SSE Retail Energy Supply Business

 

Sunwave Gas & Power Seeks Supplier License In New State

Sunwave USA Holdings Inc. (Sunwave Gas & Power) applied for a ...

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Broker, Led By Retail Market Vet And Former NFL Team Corporate Partnership Exec, Receives License In New State

The Maryland PSC recently granted Novo Energy Services, LLC an electric broker license to serve commercial and industrial customers in all service areas.

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Appoints Supplier Of Last Resort To Serve Customers Of Defaulting Retail Supplier

 

PUC Staff Recommend Amount Previously Collected From Default Service Customers Be Credited To Customers

Consistent with a prior recommendation, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that AEP Ohio credit to customers PUCO and OCC assessment fees collected from customers under gross-up factor applied to the bypassable auction cost reconciliation rider (ACRR) for the period August 2016 through June 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Mitsubishi Motors Affiliate Marketing Retail Electricity To EV Owners In Japan, Special Plan Offered

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Dominion Allegedly Polling To Test Messaging Against Electric Choice

 

From 8/9: Claim: Subsidized Ohio Generation Will Artificially Reduce Price To Compare, Force Retail Suppliers To Leave Market

 

Claim: Electric Competition Has Saved Ohio Customers Nearly $9 Billion From 2016-18 (Uses Muni Aggregation Rates As Proxy For All Mass Market Migrated Customers)

An updated study from researchers at The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University says that the deregulation of retail electricity markets has delivered $8.7 billion in savings to Ohio customers from 2016-2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Publisher Of Florida Publication Alleges Electric Choice Sponsor Engaged In "Tour De Force" Of Dishonesty

 

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RetailEnergyX: District Attorney Warns Customers After Multiple Reports Of Retail Energy Slamming

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Arizona May Have the Best Chance of Breaking Up Power Monopolies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida AG's Activist Approach Opposing Ballot Measures (Including Electric Choice) Criticized

 

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RetailEnergyX: Lawyer Says Referendum On Ohio Nuclear Bailout Unconstitutional

 

August 9

PUC Staff Recommends Granting TPV Waivers To Allow Retail Supplier To Use Digital TPV, Subject To Conditions

Staff of a PUC have recommended that the PUC approve, with additional conditions proposed by Staff, an application from ...

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Texas PUC ALJ Denies Retail Supplier's Motion To Intervene In Certification Proceeding To Challenge Aggregator's Name

A Texas PUC ALJ has denied a motion from retail electric provider Just Energy Texas, LP (Just Energy) to intervene in the PUC docket considering the application of Just One Energy, LLC for an electric aggregator certificate

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Pennsylvania PUC Informs Retail Suppliers Of Alternate Energy Portfolio Standards Calculation For 2019, Extends True-Up Period

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a Secretarial letter notifying retail electric suppliers and EDCs that there will be a recalculation of the annual Alternate Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS Act) Tier I obligations for the 2019 AEPS Act compliance year.

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RetailEnergyX: Gap Signs Wind Power Contract; Provider, Broker Named

 

 

Claim: Subsidized Ohio Generation Will Artificially Reduce Price To Compare, Force Retail Suppliers To Leave Market

 

Claim: Electric Competition Has Saved Ohio Customers Nearly $9 Billion From 2016-18 (Uses Muni Aggregation Rates As Proxy For All Mass Market Migrated Customers)

An updated study from researchers at The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University says that the deregulation of retail electricity markets has delivered $8.7 billion in savings to Ohio customers from 2016-2018.

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PSC Lifts Ban On Non-LSE Third Parties Aggregating Demand Response From Retail Supplier Customers For Bidding Into Wholesale Market

 

Retains Ban For Utility Supply Customers

A PSC has lifted a ban on the aggregation of demand response by third parties for bidding into the wholesale market for retail choice load

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Start-up Retail Electric Supplier Seeks License

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Retail Supplier Launches Affinity Program Offering "Solar Honey"

A retail supplier has partnered with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Critic Says Electric Choice Would Cause "Fire Sale" Of Nuclear Plants
---As Florida Electric Choice Ballot Signatures Pass 2/3 Of Threshold Less Than Half Verified

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Denies & Grants Various SREC Grandfathering Requests For Retail Suppliers, EDCs

 

 

From 8/8: Update #2: Texas PUC Interim Broker Registration Form Now Posted

 

Updated: Texas PUC Staff Issue Memo With Directions To Electric Brokers On Submitting Interim Registrations

 

Texas PUC Adopts Interim Broker Registration Form

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to approve an interim registration form for electric brokers

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From 8/8: Pa. PUC Rejects Utility's Plan To Continue Providing 'On-Bill' Non-Commodity Billing Service To Select Non-Supplier Third Parties, While Denying Access To Retail Suppliers

 

PUC Says Utility's Plan In "Direct Conflict" With Prior PUC Order On Bill Access; Continuation Until 2023 "Unacceptable"

 

PUC Sets End Date For Practice

The Pennsylvania PUC has rejected the plan filed by ...

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Accelerates Deactivation of Bruce Mansfield Unit 3, To Nov. 2019, Citing Lack Of Economic Viability

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Sets Amounts For Assessment On Subject Retail Electric Providers To Fund Internet Broadcast Of PUC Meetings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Says Utilities, Retail Suppliers Have Adequate Capacity

 

From 7/11: Proposal On Connecticut Shared Clean Energy Program Rules Would Prohibit Telephonic Contracting, Limit Termination Fees

PURA Opens Proceeding To Review Shared Clean Energy Program

Addresses Request To Examine Consolidated Billing

The Connecticut PURA opened Docket 19-07-01 for a review of proposed requirements for a statewide shared clean energy facility program

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August 8

Pa. PUC Rejects Utility's Plan To Continue Providing 'On-Bill' Non-Commodity Billing Service To Select Non-Supplier Third Parties, While Denying Access To Retail Suppliers

 

PUC Says Utility's Plan In "Direct Conflict" With Prior PUC Order On Bill Access; Continuation Until 2023 "Unacceptable"

 

PUC Sets End Date For Practice

The Pennsylvania PUC has rejected the plan filed by ...

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Update #2: Texas PUC Interim Broker Registration Form Now Posted

 

Updated: Texas PUC Staff Issue Memo With Directions To Electric Brokers On Submitting Interim Registrations

 

Texas PUC Adopts Interim Broker Registration Form

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to approve an interim registration form for electric brokers

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Pennsylvania PUC Stays Order Approving Modified PECO Prepay Pilot Program

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued an order staying its prior order approving a modified prepaid pilot for electricity and dual-fuel customers at PECO

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Updated: New York PSC Asks If State Should Oversee LSE (ESCO) Resource Adequacy Portfolios, Similar To California (Written Order, Questions Issued)

PSC Launches Inquiry Into Resource Adequacy Mechanism, "Compatibility" Of NYISO ICAP Market With State Policy Goals

PSC Also Raises Consideration of Fixed Resource Requirement

The New York PSC today commenced an inquiry into assuring resource adequacy, given questions that have been raised concerning the "compatibility" of the New York ISO installed capacity market with state policy goals.

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From 8/5: New Hampshire Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Bill Becomes Law

New Hampshire SB 286 has made it through the legislative process, has been signed by the governor, and has become a chaptered law (Chapter 316 of 2019)

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From 8/7: Spark Energy Reports "Significant" Increase In Electric Unit Margins Year-Over-Year

Adjusted EBITDA Lower On Mild Weather, Customer Acquisition

RCE Count Down

Spark Energy reported results for the second quarter of 2019

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From 8/7: Retail Supplier Announces Partnership with the New York Yankees, On-site Branding, More

An ESCO announced a partnership with the New York Yankees.

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AEP Texas To Provide Bill Credits To Customers In Acquiring Oncor's McAllen Service Area, Under Proposed Stipulation

 

Witness: Transitioned End-Use Customers "Will Receive" Bill Credit

 

Stipulation Outlines Customer Transition Process For Retail Electric Providers, Start Date, REP Obligations

Parties including AEP Texas, Oncor, Texas PUC Staff, the Alliance for Retail Markets, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers, and various ratepayer advocates have filed a proposed stipulation which would approve the sale of Oncor's McAllen and Mission distribution service area (and associated assets) to AEP Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Agway Energy Services Parent Reports Revenue From Electric, Gas Sales

 

Pennsylvania PUC Names Former Assistant Consumer Advocate, Consumer Protection Attorney As Director Of Law Bureau

The Pennsylvania PUC has named ...

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Retail Suppliers, Including Start Up, Receive Initial ESCO Eligibility Letters From New York DPS

Two retail suppliers have received initial ESCO eligibility letters from the New York Department of Public Service

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PUC Issues For Comment $82,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier Relating To Pricing Disclosures, Alleged Slamming

The Pennsylvania PUC today issued for public comment a settlement between Liberty Power Holdings, LLC (Liberty) and the PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement ('I&E') to resolve allegations that Liberty's pricing disclosures did not conform to regulations, and to resolve allegations of alleged slamming

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Online Retail Energy Marketplace WattBuy Seeks Broker Licenses In New States

WattB, Inc., which operates the site WattBuy [wattbuy(dot)com], applied for a Maine electric broker/aggregator license to serve residential customers in all service areas.

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Arizona Affirms Working Group Process, Considers Retaining Consultant For Retail Electric Choice Review

Dunn Reiterates Concern About Losing Jurisdiction To FERC, California From RTO

During an Arizona Corporation Commission Staff open meeting yesterday, Commissioners affirmed using a working group and workshop process as the next step for the Commission's retail electric choice investigation, as Commissioners discussed whether to retain a consultant to assist the Commission in the review.

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Eligo Energy Receives Authority To Serve New Service Areas

• PAL Energy Smart Seeks Texas Aggregator License

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Storage and Downey Unified School District Announce Installation of 3.5 MW of Energy Storage

 

August 7

Spark Energy Reports "Significant" Increase In Electric Unit Margins Year-Over-Year

Adjusted EBITDA Lower On Mild Weather, Customer Acquisition

RCE Count Down

Spark Energy reported results for the second quarter of 2019

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Retail Supplier Announces Partnership with the New York Yankees, On-site Branding, More

An ESCO announced a partnership with the New York Yankees.

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Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As New COO

Effective August 1, 2019, the Board of Directors of ...

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Updated: NRG Reports Lower Retail Mass Market Customer Count, Excluding Stream

NRG Reports Lower Retail Earnings, "Capacity Obligations" Among Drivers

NRG Cites "Expanded Demand Management Programs" For Texas Retail Business As Summer Volatility Management Strategy

Executed Approximately 1.3 GWs Of Solar Power Purchase Agreements In ERCOT

NRG Energy reported that its Retail segment recorded Adjusted EBITDA of ...

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Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A retail supplier currently operating in the Northeast applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Schenectady, NY Considering Municipal Aggregation

 

 

ISO-NE Inventoried Energy Program, Called "Pay-And-Pray" By LSEs & Retail Supplier, Becomes Effective Due To Lack Of FERC Quorum, Action

Costs Will Be Allocated To Retail Suppliers, Load

Due to the lack of action by FERC, ISO New England's proposed Inventoried Energy Program has become effective by operation of law.

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Engie-Owned Retail Supplier Seeks New License

Plymouth Rock Energy, LLC applied for ...

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Texas PUC Staff Add Clarification, Regarding Entities Which Need To Register, To Proposed Interim Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a further revision to the proposed electric broker registration form

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Staff Of State Regulator Proposes Retail Suppliers Be Required To Disclose That Supplier "Competes" With Municipal Aggregation, At Start Of Marketing Pitch

Staff No Longer Recommending Suppliers Report Certain Data Concerning Low-Income Customers

Staff Invites Suppliers To Present Alternative To Use Of Customer Account Numbers For Enrollment

Staff of the Massachusetts DPU in a working group presentation has proposed alternative language for marketing disclosures for retail electric suppliers, compared to disclosures developed by a supplier-led work group.

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Former Stream Announces New Name For Direct Selling Business

With the sale of its retail energy business to NRG Energy having closed (with NRG acquiring the Stream name as part of the transaction), as first reported by RetailEnergyX.com, the former Stream announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Reports Lower Gross Margins From Natural Gas Marketer

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Price Caps To Fall This Winter Due To Lower Wholesale Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Academic Report: U.K. Retail Energy Price Cap Has "Destroyed" Competitive Market For Consumers

 

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Reports Negative Retail Energy Earnings Impact From U.K. Price Cap, Customer Losses

 

August 6

Parent Of Retail Supplier Names New President; Board Chair

The parent of a retail supplier has named ...

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Utility Reports Customer Switches To Default Service From Retail Suppliers Resulting From Utility Notice To Customers Of Incorrect Default Service Rates

United Illuminating has filed a report concerning customer response to a notice of incorrect default service rates that had been posted in May

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RESA: Over $200 Million In Savings Available To Residential Customers Under Massachusetts Retail Electric Choice Through First Half Of Year

Responding to the latest report issued by the Massachusetts Attorney General, the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) said that an analysis shows that over $200 million in savings were available to Massachusetts residential customers from retail electric choice during the first sixth months of 2019

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Closes On Acquisition Of Stream SPE Ltd.

 

Summer Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State
--- Deca Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

License Briefs

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Utility Eversource Seeks Approval For Project Integrating Battery Storage, Distributed Resources, And Energy Efficiency

Customer BYOD Component To Be Repeated Across Service Area

Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy applied at the New Hampshire PUC for preauthorization of a proposed Westmoreland Clean Innovation Project, which would include integration of battery storage, distributed energy resources in the form of demand response, and enhanced energy efficiency.

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Retail Provider Says Supplier's Discovery Requests In Complaint Case Amount To An Attempt To Conduct An Internal Investigation Of A Competitor

Santanna Energy Services has filed a motion at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio seeking an order limiting the discovery requests that IGS Energy may expound upon Santanna in a complaint brought against Santanna by IGS concerning alleged marketing behavior by Santanna

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Florida Utilities 'Bought Out' Ballot Petition Companies

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/31: FPL CEO Likens Electric Choice Proponents To "Snake Oil Salesman"
--- Says Electric Choice Amendment Would Blow Up His Business And Raise Customers' Electric Bill

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. Justice Department Objects To Latest FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy Exit Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: NV Energy Would Pay $1.1 Million Annually To Keep Clark County As Supply Customer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dominion Energy Announces Battery Storage Pilot Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier EnergyAustralia Reports Goodwill Impairment For Retail Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Suppliers Oppose Allowing Non-Retailers To Offer Demand Response Directly In Australia's Wholesale Market

 

August 5

New Hampshire Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Bill Becomes Law

New Hampshire SB 286 has made it through the legislative process, has been signed by the governor, and has become a chaptered law (Chapter 316 of 2019)

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Just Energy Names New CEO

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or 'the Company') announced today that ...

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New York PSC Secretary Says DPS Staff Not Subject To Discovery Requests In Show Cause Proceeding Against ESCO

The Secretary of the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has sent a letter to Atlantic Power & Gas, LLC informing the ESCO that Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff is not subject to discovery requests in a PSC show cause proceeding against Atlantic Power & Gas

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Updated: Genie Energy CEO Discusses Texas Market Plans, Begins Customer Acquisition Activities In Texas

Genie Retail Energy Reports Customer Growth

Reports Second Quarter Results

Genie Energy Ltd. reported results for the second quarter of 2019

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SmartEnergy Holdings Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

• Start-up Texas Retail Provider Files For Authorization To Collect Deposits
• Texas REP Receives Authority To Collect Deposits
• Satori Energy Receives New License
• Electrasource Advisors Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas PUC Staff Proposes Amounts For Assessment On Subject Retail Electric Providers To Fund Internet Broadcast Of PUC Meetings

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed the fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online for FY 2020.

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Additional Texas Retail Electric Providers Request Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several more Texas retail electric providers have filed separate requests with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for the provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Electricity Ratings Announces 2019 5 Star Electricity Providers In Texas

 

 

PSC Orders That All Of Retail Supplier's Customers Be Dropped To Default Service

Suspends Retail Supplier's License, Issues Fine Of $561,000

A PSC has ordered that all of the customers of a retail supplier shall be returned to default service

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From 8/1: Massachusetts AG: Residential Customers On Retail Supply Paid $76 Million More Than Default Service From July 2017 to June 2018 (New Report)

Says Shopping Low-Income Customers Pay 25% Higher Rates

A report released today by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says that Massachusetts individual residential electric customers who switched to a competitive electric supplier paid $76.2 million more than if they would have remained with default service during the one-year period from July 2017 to June 2018.

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From 8/2: Under Draft Order, D.C. PSC Would Create New Retail Energy Shopping Website With Supplier Offers Listed

Marketing Campaign Would Support New Site

Draft Would Require Pepco To Submit Strawman For Residential Dynamic Pricing Program

Grid Mod. Draft Addresses DER, Storage Ownership

Staff of the District of Columbia PSC have issued a proposed order in the PSC's Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) proceeding, with the grid modernization efforts now being branded Power Path DC.

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RetailEnergyX: From 8/2: Florida Muni JEA Formally Launches Open Solicitation Process For Strategic Alternatives (Possible Privatization)

 

August 3

PSC Orders That All Of Retail Supplier's Customers Be Dropped To Default Service

Suspends Retail Supplier's License, Issues Fine Of $561,000

A PSC has ordered that all of the customers of a retail supplier shall be returned to default service

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August 2

Under Draft Order, D.C. PSC Would Create New Retail Energy Shopping Website With Supplier Offers Listed

Marketing Campaign Would Support New Site

Draft Would Require Pepco To Submit Strawman For Residential Dynamic Pricing Program

Grid Mod. Draft Addresses DER, Storage Ownership

Staff of the District of Columbia PSC have issued a proposed order in the PSC's Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) proceeding, with the grid modernization efforts now being branded Power Path DC.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Muni JEA Formally Launches Open Solicitation Process For Strategic Alternatives (Possible Privatization)

 

Vistra Energy CEO Says "Good Retail Portfolios" For M&A Getting Scarce

Says Any Retail M&A Would Need To Be "Very Compelling" In Near Term

Says A Few Attractive Retail M&A Opportunities May Be Out There, But Company Will Be Disciplined

Discusses View On Whether To Take Company Private

During an earnings call this morning, Vistra Energy CEO Curt Morgan discussed the company's view on retail M&A

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PUC Staff Supports Waiver To Allow Retail Supplier To Enroll Customers Via Chat, Subject To Additional Conditions

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that PUCO approve, with additional conditions proposed by Staff, an application from a CRES for various rule waivers to allow the CRES to enroll retail customers in Ohio through an online, interactive process, or "chat".

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ALJ Proposes That ICC Approve ComEd's Pilot To Market Utility-Supplied Real-Time Pricing, With No Risk, To Residential Customers Expected To Save Money, Based On AMI Data

A proposed order from an Illinois ALJ would approve a modified program proposed by Commonwealth Edison to establish a short-term pilot program as part of its Residential Real Time Pricing Program utility supply rider (Rider RRTP), to offer first-year bill protection to new real-time pricing participants, with the program marketed to default service customers expected to save money under the program, based on a review of their AMI data (Bill Protection Experiment)

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Loses 25,000 Residential Electric Shoppers Since April
--- Statewide Residential Electric Shopping Dips Under 30%

 

Inspire Energy Seeks License In New State

Inspire Energy Holdings, LLC applied for a ...

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PSC Denies OPC Request For Utilities To Provide Aggregate Costs For Retail Supply Customers Versus Shadow-Billed Default Service

A PSC has again denied a request from the Office of People's Counsel for the utilities to provide OPC with the total aggregate amounts that shopping customers paid in retail supply charges and the total aggregate amount such customers would have paid for default service from the utility.

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ERCOT Requests Info From Retail Providers On Dynamic Pricing, Demand Response Capabilities

New Threshold For Reporting Established

Pursuant to paragraph (2) of ERCOT Protocol Section 3.10.7.2.1, Reporting of Demand Response, ERCOT has requested via a market notice that Retail Electric Providers (REPs) analyze their retail dynamic pricing and demand response-related products and sort each Electric Service Identifier (ESI ID) enrolled in the products into one of the categories described in the NOIE-REP Demand Response Data Collection Technical Specifications for 2019, on the Demand Response page of ERCOT's website

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PSC Staff, Utility Both Propose Long-Term Renewable Contract Equal To 5% Of SOS Load Should Not Be Used To Serve SOS Customers

Staff of the District of Columbia PSC and Pepco have both agreed that a previously directed procurement of a long-term renewable PPA for 5% of SOS load should not be used to serve SOS load, as both agree that the PPA's products should instead be sold into the wholesale market, with all distribution customers receiving a charge (or credit) from the PPA.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Electricity Maine Lawsuit On Hiatus As Parties Hold Settlement Talks

 

KT Energy Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Texas PUC granted KT Energy LLC an electric aggregator certificate

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Updated: Vistra Energy (TXU, Dynegy Parent) Reports Higher Retail Adjusted EBITDA

Vistra Reports "Strong Margins" In Retail Segment During Q2

Residential Customer Count Flat As of June 30, 2019 (Prior To Crius Acquisition Close)

Vistra: Near-Term Retail Margin Expansion Possible

Vistra Energy, the parent of various retail energy suppliers including TXU Energy and Dynegy, reported Adjusted EBITDA for its Retail segment of ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Updated Proposed Interim Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed an updated draft interim electric broker registration form for Commission consideration

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RetailEnergyX: GenOn Completes $520 Million PJM Gas Plant Portfolio Financing

 

From 8/1: UGI Energy Services Completes Acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group, Notes Synergies That Will Benefit Retail Marketing Businesses

UGI Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC, has completed the previously announced acquisition of the equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group, LLC from a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation for approximately $1.275 billion.

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From 7/31: Delay Of PJM 2022-23 Capacity Auction Already Impacting Default Service Procurements

One PUC Changes Default Service Product Due To Delay

Another PSC Initiates Review Of Issue

FERC's previously reported decision directing PJM not to conduct the 2022-20 base residual auction for PJM's capacity market during August as PJM had planned is already impacting default service procurements

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August 1

Retail Supplier To Sell Customer Book, Exit State Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

A retail supplier would sell its book of customers in a state and cease operating in the state under a stipulation with ...

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO

A retail supplier has named a new CEO

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As EVP, Electric Trading

A retail supplier has named a new EVP, Electric Trading

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Massachusetts AG: Residential Customers On Retail Supply Paid $76 Million More Than Default Service From July 2017 to June 2018 (New Report)

Says Shopping Low-Income Customers Pay 25% Higher Rates

A report released today by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says that Massachusetts individual residential electric customers who switched to a competitive electric supplier paid $76.2 million more than if they would have remained with default service during the one-year period from July 2017 to June 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Discusses Retail M&A View

 

 

Majority Of Arizona Commissioners Say More Info Needed On Retail Electric Choice Before Decision; More Workshops To Be Held

Kennedy: "Long Way To Go" On Retail Competition

Kennedy: Current C&I Only Retail Choice Proposal Presents Nothing But Risk To Residential Customers

Commissioners Concerned With Rate Impact In Choice States

Dunn: "Cringe[s]" At Thought Of Losing Jurisdiction To FERC If RTO Needed For Choice

A majority of Arizona Corporation Commissioners said that more time is needed to study retail electric competition before making a decision, and more workshops will be held

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PPL Suggests Consideration of Requiring All Customer Assistance Program (CAP) Customers To Be Served Under Default Service

RESA Proposes Alternative Pricing Benchmark To Allow CAP Shopping

Parties have filed comments on a proposed Pennsylvania PUC policy statement that would restrict shopping for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to a product whose rate does not exceed the default service Price to Compare at any time

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RetailEnergyX: Sunrun Launches Home Solar, Battery Offer In Texas, In Dallas, Houston

 

 

UGI Energy Services Completes Acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group, Notes Synergies That Will Benefit Retail Marketing Businesses

UGI Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC, has completed the previously announced acquisition of the equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group, LLC from a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation for approximately $1.275 billion.

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From 7/30: Nordic Energy Services Announces Two Hires, Including Agent Manager

Nordic Energy Services announced the hiring of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces New Solar Farm

 

July 31

Dominion Discusses Potential Sale Of Competitive Retail Energy Supply Business

Confirms Company Has Been Fielding Inbound Inquiries About Retail Supply Business

During an earnings call this morning, Dominion addressed reports that it was considering a potential sale of its competitive retail natural gas supply business.

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Delay Of PJM 2022-23 Capacity Auction Already Impacting Default Service Procurements

One PUC Changes Default Service Product Due To Delay

Another PSC Initiates Review Of Issue

FERC's previously reported decision directing PJM not to conduct the 2022-20 base residual auction for PJM's capacity market during August as PJM had planned is already impacting default service procurements

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Retail Suppliers Propose Study Of Effectiveness Of Renewal Notice Mechanisms, Timing

Uniform Contract Summary, Marketing Script Language Proposed

Consumer Advocates Propose Requirements For Supplier Oversight Of Third-Party Agents

Various stakeholder groups have filed proposals in the Massachusetts DPU's retail electric marketing investigation (19-07) addressing renewal notices, contract summaries, agent oversight, and other issues

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RetailEnergyX: FPL CEO Likens Electric Choice Proponents To "Snake Oil Salesman"
--- Says Electric Choice Amendment Would Blow Up His Business And Raise Customers' Electric Bill

 

 

Entering Workshop, Arizona Staff Says Residential Electric Choice Not In "Public Interest"

Staff Says ACC Should Proceed "Cautiously," Sees "Numerous" Workshops Ahead

Dunn: Stranded Assets, RTO "Huge Questions" For Arizona

Burns Again Suggests Aggregation Model

Going into a workshop on retail electric choice held yesterday and continuing today, Utilities Division Staff ("Staff") of the Arizona Corporation Commission said that, at this point, Staff does not believe that it would be in the public interest to include residential customers in electric choice.

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Regulator Issues $1.5 Million Fine To Retail Supplier, In Final Order

Supplier Prohibited From Residential Marketing, Enrollment For Six Months, Except For Online Enrollments

Decision Sets Standard Under Which TPVs Are Invalid

A final decision from the Connecticut PURA imposed a $1.5 million fine on ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Issues Default Service Procurement Rules For Comment

 

PUC Approves Stipulation Under Which Retail Supplier Agrees To $250,000 Forfeiture, Customer Refunds

Supplier Alleged To Have Charged Rate In Excess Of 18¢/kWh, Called "Miscalculation" By Supplier

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a stipulation between ...

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July 30

ENGIE Storage Unveils New Wholesale Market Participation Offering In ISO-New England

ENGIE Storage Announces 19 MW/38 MWh Community Solar And Energy Storage Project Portfolio Under Massachusetts SMART Program

ENGIE Storage today unveiled what it called, "a new, highly-integrated supply and services offering for developers of in-front-of-the-meter (IFOM) solar and energy storage projects in New England and emerging markets."

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FirstEnergy Solutions Names Board of Directors for Reorganized Company, Former Reliant President Among Directors

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES" or "Company") has named the members of its Board of Directors (the "Board") for the reorganized company ("New Holdco") and their roles will become effective once the Debtors' successfully emerge from the Chapter 11 process.

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Centrica Group Chief Executive Officer Iain Conn To Step Down

Centrica Reports Increased Profit, Customer Count (Including Texas) In North America Home Energy Supply Business

"Refocusing" Home Solutions Business

Dividend Cut

Centrica plc announced that Iain Conn, Group Chief Executive Officer, has agreed with the Board that he will step down as CEO and retire from the Board next year.

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Retail Supplier Announces Two Hires, Including Agent Manager

A retail supplier announced the hiring of ...

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier Acquires Book Of Customers

 

Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine Corporation reported earnings today for the second quarter of 2019 (three months ended June 30, 2019)

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica And Ford To Offer New Electric Vehicle Services, Supply Plans In UK And Irish Markets

 

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RetailEnergyX: 24 Members From Florida Congressional Delegation Oppose Retail Electric Choice (Bipartisan Group)

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier To Pay £175,000 After Failing To Meet Carbon Emission Reduction Obligations

 

 

From 7/24: Arizona Commissioner Proposes "Basic Tenets" For Retail Choice

Utilities To Be Wires Only; Default Service Available During Transition

Residential Customers Eligible For Choice

Retail Suppliers Handle Billing, Customer Service

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson has proposed, in a memo, a set of "basic tenets" for retail electric choice in the state.

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town With Muni Aggregations Warns Residents Of Door-to-Door Electricity "Scams"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Public Service To Request Proposals For New Solar And Wind Resources

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Opposed To Ohio Nuclear Bailout Takes First Formal Step To Launching Ballot Referendum

 

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Redemption of US$13,200,000 and Extension of US$9,200,000 of its 2019 Convertible Bonds

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Makes Contribution To The Ocean Research Project

 

July 29

AEP Ohio Seeks To Install Fiber (Broadband) As Part Of Smart Grid Deployment

Utility Would "Evaluate" Offering End-User Broadband Service If Rural Market Unserved, And Rules Changed

Details Smart Home, Energy Management Tools, Disaggregated Usage

Retail Supplier Data Access, Use Of AMI Data For Settlement Addressed

AEP Ohio Would Complete Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters

AEP Ohio has filed for approval of Phase 3 of its gridSMART grid modernization initiative, which includes a proposal for fiber deployment by AEP Ohio.

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Four EGSs Propose Retail Bid Process To Assign Default Service Obligation To Retail Suppliers In Pennsylvania

EGSs Propose Winning Retail Suppliers Be Required To Pay A Per-Customer Charge Into "Social Responsibility" Fund

Consumer Advocate Does Not Support PUC's Suggested Changes, Use Of PLC, NSPL Tickets For Small Customers

In comments filed in the Pennsylvania PUC's review of default service cost assignment, rate structure, and procurement issues, a coalition of retail electric suppliers proposed that the default service obligation be assigned to retail electric generation suppliers (EGSs) via a competitive bidding process

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Federal Appeals Court Reverses Dismissal Of Suit Over Retail Supplier Pricing, Specific Contractual Language Prompts Departure From Recent Precedent

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reversed a dismissal of a purported class action against XOOM Energy, LLC and an affiliate (defendants) over pricing, as the Second Circuit said that XOOM's contractual language differed from that in another retail supplier proceeding, and that plaintiffs have stated plausible claims for breach of contract given such language

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: ERCOT "Vulnerable" To Market Manipulation (Bidding To Recover Costs Other Than Short-Run Marginal Costs Called Manipulation)

 

Texas Retail Electric Provider Says Aggregator's Name Will "Mislead" Customers, Files Objection

A Texas REP filed an objection to ...

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Federal Appeals Court: Wholesale Electric Price, Utility Price Not Proper Comparison For Determining If Retail Supplier's Rate Met "Prevailing Market Price" Standard In Contract

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied an appeal of a lower court ruling which had dismissed a putative class action suit against Direct Energy Services, LLC, as the Seventh Circuit found that neither the wholesale electric price nor the utility price to compare is an appropriate standard for determining whether Direct Energy charged customers a "prevailing market price" as set forth under its contract

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Innovation Arm Of Centrica (Direct Energy Parent) Invests In Smart Home Security Tech Start Up

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From 7/15: Ohio Utility Says Corporate Separation Rules Should Be Modified To Allow Utility To Offer "Innovative Products And Services"

Says Utilities A "Trusted" Party To Customers

Cites Behind The Meter Services, Community Solar, EV Charging As "Fertile Ground" For Utilities

In comments on a rulemaking regarding Ohio corporate separation rules, Dayton Power and Light ('DP&L') said that, "the rules should make clear that the electric distribution utilities ('EDUs') also have a place in providing a regulated option from which customers may choose innovative products and services."

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RetailEnergyX: San Francisco Could Soon Make PG&E Offer For Distribution System

 

July 26

Proposed Order Addresses Attorney General's Request To Increase Billing Fee On Retail Suppliers

Proposed Order Would Change Priority For Retail Supplier Charges In Partial Payment Situations

A proposed order addresses a sought change in the billing fee charged to retail suppliers

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PUC Staff Oppose Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product

Staff of a PUC have recommended denying a petition from ...

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FERC Directs PJM Not To Run 2022-23 BRA Capacity Auction In August

Retail Supplier Had Warned Of Negative Impacts From Not Holding Auction In August, Inability To Forecast Future Capacity Prices In Retail Contracts

FERC has directed PJM to not run in August 2019 the Base Residual Auction (BRA) under its RPM capacity market for the 2022-2023 delivery year under its existing tariff

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Direct Energy Parent To Layoff Workers In Houston This Fall

 

 

Pennsylvania PUC's Consumer Advisory Council Opposes Contemplated Changes To Default Service, Says Customers Can Shop For A Retail Supplier If Innovative Rate Desired

Generators: "Opportune Time" For Pennsylvania To Reconsider Non-Utility Default Service Providers

Several stakeholders have filed comments in the Pennsylvania PUC's review of default service cost assignment, rate structure, and procurement issues

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Arizona Utility Claims: "No State Has Implemented Retail Competition Without The Creation Of An RTO/ISO"

Utility Says ACC's Authority To Authorize Municipal Aggregation Absent Statute Is "Questionable"

Utility Says Retail Choice Is Actually "Re-regulation"

Arizona Public Service Company submitted comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission on a Staff report on draft rules for retail electric competition (details here) and a proposed list of tenets for retail choice proposed by Commissioner Justin Olson (details here)

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Cutting 75 (Former Crius) Jobs In Connecticut

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Selected By SEPTA For Energy Retrofit, Solar PPA Also Signed

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Says Working Toward Target Of Achieving Break-Even Run Rate For Broker-Consultant Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Rescinds Deactivation Notices For Sammis Plant As Well As Nuclear Plants in Ohio

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Florida Proposal For Electricity Choice Gains Momentum

 

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Power Announces Investment In esVolta Energy Storage Projects

 

July 25

AEP CEO Seeks "Redefinition" Of Ohio Energy Policy In Grid Mod. Bill That Would Allow Utilities To Offer Value-Added Services (Energy Management/Control, DR, Shared Solar, More)

Touts New Ohio Law Allowing Utility To Enter Into Bilateral Contracts With Customers For Renewables

During an earnings call today, AEP CEO Nick Akins touted the ability of utility AEP Ohio to now enter into bilateral contracts with certain customers for renewable energy development, and looked towards the "redefinition" of Ohio energy policy via pending HB 247, which would allow utilities to offer various smart energy and value-added services

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Broker Names New Vice President Of Energy Operations

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Direct Energy Business Signs Long-Term Agreement With 23 MW Solar Project

Direct Energy Business announced ....

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RetailEnergyX: Chicago Mayor "Studying" Municipal Takeover of ComEd, After Push From 22 Alderman
--- "Progressive" Rate Structure Sought

 

Enel X North America Names New CEO

An advanced energy services provider whose operations include brokering named a new CEO

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Three Utilities Seek To Compel Retail Suppliers To Transfer Certain PJM Price Responsive Demand Credits To Utilities

Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva have each filed with the Maryland PSC tariff revisions to their Electricity Supplier Coordination Tariff to establish a process by which retail electric suppliers must transfer, to the utility, credits, which the suppliers receive from the PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM), that are associated with each utility's participation in the PJM capacity market as a price responsive demand (PRD) resource.

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RetailEnergyX: Rate Hike Looms For Texas Municipal Electric Utility

 

ERCOT Says Granting Re-pricing Of May 30 Price Spike Interval Resulting From QSE Telemetering Error Would Lead To Frequent Price Corrections, Result In Increased Price Uncertainty And Market Instability

Seeks Dismissal Of Trader's Complaint, Says Correction Not Authorized Under Protocols

ERCOT moved to dismiss a complaint filed at the Texas PUC by Aspire Commodities, LLC under which Aspire is seeking an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DPU Sets Late August Hearing Date For Boston Municipal Aggregation Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta To Maintain Energy-Only Wholesale Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Reports Higher Contribution From Competitive Retail Energy Business Versus Year-Ago

 

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RetailEnergyX: (From 7/19): Berkeley, Calif. Bans Natural Gas In New Homes

 

July 24

New Texas Electric Provider Formed By Market Vets, Will Offer Flat Bill

A new Texas electric provider has recently been formed by several retail market veterans

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Arizona Commissioner Proposes "Basic Tenets" For Retail Choice

Utilities To Be Wires Only; Default Service Available During Transition

Residential Customers Eligible For Choice

Retail Suppliers Handle Billing, Customer Service

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson has proposed, in a memo, a set of "basic tenets" for retail electric choice in the state.

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Operator Of Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Service, Renewable Energy Marketer Names New Chief Operating Officer

A retail energy shopping service and renewable energy marketer has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Crain's Hits Retail Supplier Offering Fixed Rate 78% Higher Than Default Service

 

Retail Supplier Approved By State To Offer Community Association Manager (CAM) CE Course

A retail supplier announced that its continuing education course for Community Association Managers (CAMs) has been certified by a state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Broker Amends, Expands and Extends Credit Facility

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Notifies Brokers Not To Use Draft Form For Registration, PUC Approval Of Revised Form Pending

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulators Release Consultation On Retail Energy Market Reforms; Loyalty Tax, Barriers To innovation

 

From 6/26: Trader: Had Erroneous ERCOT $9,000 Price On May 30 Lasted Longer, "Many" Retail Electric Providers Would Have "Gone Bankrupt"

Trader Files Complaint Seeking Re-Pricing Of Interval

Notes REP With Wholesale Pass-Through Pricing Did Not Charge Customers For Spike, Credited Customers Based On Average Of Other Intervals

Aspire Commodities, LLC has filed a formal complaint at the Public Utility Commission of Texas against ERCOT, seeking an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, alleging that the event which led to the spike, alleged by Aspire, citing an ERCOT presentation to the WMS, to be a Qualified Scheduling Entity wrongly setting the HSL and LSL levels for the generation they represented at 0, does not reflect a valid market solution

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RetailEnergyX: Nugget Resort Casino Reaffirms Partnership With NV Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Energy Reports Contribution From Customer Supply and Trading Biz Versus Year-Ago Quarter

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Gov. Signs Nuclear Subsidy Bill, Opponents Seek To Put Issue On 2020 Ballot

 

July 23

NYSERDA Revises Load Data To Be Used For ESCO Pay-As-You-Go ZEC Compliance

Eliminates Need For Proposed Under-forecasting Penalties

LSEs Still Raise Issues With Latest Proposal

NYSERDA recently filed with the New York PSC a revision to a proposed pay-as-you-go mechanism for the zero emissions credit (ZEC) compliance program

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Update: PECO Price To Compare To Increase For Residential, Small Commercial Customers on Sept. 1

PECO has posted new electric Prices To Compare for the period beginning September 1, 2019

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Ohio House Concurs On Senate-Passed Nuclear Subsidy Bill, HB 6 Enrolled

Enrolled Bill Includes Provision Allowing Utilities To Construct Renewable Energy Generation For Customers

The Ohio House has concurred with the Senate-passed version of HB 6, which provides subsidies to nuclear and other qualifying resources, and the bill has been enrolled

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Just Energy Reports Impairment From Texas Residential Accounts Receivable, Non-Payment; Says Issues Remedied

Just Energy Group Inc. announced today that as part of a previously announced strategic review process, management identified customer enrollment and non-payment issues, primarily in Texas, over the past 12 months.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Seeks Rehearing Of FERC Denial Of Complaint Against NYISO

 

 

ENGIE Launches ENGIE Impact, Bundling Services From Several Companies Under Common Umbrella For Sustainability Strategy Development, Execution

ENGIE announced that ENGIE Impact was launched this month, uniting ENGIE Insight, Ecova UK, Red Engineering, and the Advisory and Advanced Analytics division of Tractebel under a common umbrella.

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FERC Grants ConEd Request To Correct Meter Data (UFE), Some ESCOs To See Lower Bills

Original Erroneous Data Had Resulted In Lower Bills For ConEd, Higher Bills For Some ESCOs

FERC granted a waiver sought by Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. to allow ConEd to correct metering data for April 2018 beyond the 130-day period prescribed in the tariff

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Utility Says PUC Should Study Expanding Eligibility For Assistance Program Whose Participants Are Prohibited From Retail Choice

Retail Supplier Seeks Change In Light Of SCB

In comments in a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rulemaking, Columbia Gas of Ohio has recommended that PUCO study an expansion of the eligibility criteria for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) program

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Texas QSE To Pay $180,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $180,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of

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Post Oak Power Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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From 6/19: Direct Energy Parent To Acquire SmartWatt, A U.S.-Based Energy Services and Solutions Company

Centrica plc announced today an agreement to purchase ...

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RetailEnergyX: Mitsui & Co. Energy Marketing and Services Seeks Market-Based Rate Authority

 

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RetailEnergyX: Jacksonville (FL) Utility Board Authorizes CEO To Explore Privatization

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Rebutting Opponents Of Florida Electric Choice Published

 

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RetailEnergyX: NET Power Developing "Couple" Of Zero Carbon Natural Gas Power Plants In U.S.

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY Mayor de Blasio Suggests Government Takeover Of ConEd

 

July 22

Online Retail Energy Marketplace Raises $1.2 Million In Seed Round

Announces Partnership With Multi-family Dwelling Service Providers

An online retail energy marketplace announced that it has closed a $1.2M seed round with

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Direct Energy Files For Injunctive Relief Directing Dominion Virginia To Process Electric Choice Enrollments Pending Utility's Declaratory Order Proceeding

Dominion Is Seeking Determination Which Would Require Retail Suppliers To "Control" Renewable Energy Capacity In Order To Serve Customers

Direct Energy Business, LLC has submitted to the Virginia SCC a motion for temporary injunctive relief directing Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia ("Dominion" or "Dominion Virginia") immediately to process all pending enrollment requests by Direct Energy Business to provide competitive supply service to its customers, and to process in a timely manner any such future enrollment requests, at least until such time as a petition from Dominion Virginia for a declaratory judgment against Direct Energy Business concerning retail provider supply requirements is resolved

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Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As Director, NE Retail Gas Supply & Pricing

A retail supplier has named ...

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"Hot" Retail Energy M&A Market For New York ESCOs Seeing Prices Of $450/RCE For Deals Being Worked, Advisor Reports

Retail energy veteran Preston Ochsner, Managing Partner of Ochsner Interests Inc., told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that he is working on several M&A deals in the retail energy space, acting as an investment banker, and has seen a "dramatic" increase in M&A activity around New York-based retail energy providers.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Calpine Error Led To ERCOT May Price Spike, Calpine Supports Re-pricing

 

BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning September 1, 2019

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PJM Announces New Chief Risk Officer, Who Formerly Served In Risk Role At Parent Of Retail Supplier

PJM Interconnection today announced the appointment of ...

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ERCOT Receives Notification Of Suspension Of Operations (NSO)

ERCOT has received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for ...

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Parent Of Retail Supplier To Sell Portfolio Of Distributed Generation Assets For $720 Million

The parent of a retail supplier announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its portfolio of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Centrica Seeking Buyer For Upstream Oil & Gas Business

 

 

Updated: FERC Finds MISO Zone 4 Capacity Rates From 2015/16 Auction To Be Just And Reasonable

Capacity Price Had Jumped From $16 To $150, Prompting Public Citizen To Allege Withholding

Glick Dissents, Faults "Conclusory Assurance" Under FERC's Order, Says Decision Not Adequately Supported

FERC has decided that the results from the Midcontinent ISO 2015/16 Planning Resource Auction for Local Resource Zone 4 were just and reasonable

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More Texas Retail Electric Providers Request Low-Income Customer Sync List

Three Texas REPs have each submitted to the Public Utility Commission of Texas a formal request for production and receipt of the list of low income electric customers for the State Fiscal Year beginning on September 1, 2019

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July 19

Regulator Refers Two Retail Suppliers' Pass-Throughs Of ISO Charges To Customers To Attorney General For Further Investigation

Regulator Says Rules Governing Allocation Of Capacity Obligations & Prices "Were Known Or Knowable", Could Have Been Reflected In Rates At Time Of Contract

The Connecticut PURA has referred the matter of changes in prices, under what PURA calls "fixed" price contracts, by two retail suppliers to the Connecticut Attorney General and Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection for further investigation, if necessary, and enforcement procedures

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Direct Energy Offering Texas Customers Ability To Pay Via Mobile Wallet

Said To Be First REP In Texas To Accept Apple Wallet, Google Pay

Direct Energy is now providing Texas customers the ability to pay bills through mobile wallets such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

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Retail Supplier Reports Change In LLC Members

A retail supplier has informed regulators of an organizational change in the number of its LLC members

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: New Non-Energy Ballot Initiative In Florida Meant To "Clog Up" System, Obstruct Energy Choice Proposal

 

Broker-Consultant Elevates President/COO To CEO

A broker has named ...

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PSC Approves Timeline For Supplier Consolidated Billing Implementation, Including Start Date

The Maryland PSC had approved a timeline proposed by a working group for the implementation of supplier consolidated billing for electricity and natural gas

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FERC Won't Require Market-Based Rate Sellers (Retail Suppliers) To Obtain Legal Entity Identifier

In a final rule changing various requirements for market-based rate applications and filings, FERC declined to adopt an initial proposal that MBR Sellers must obtain a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Gov. Says Will Sign Nuclear Subsidy Bill

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Wildfire Bill Includes Provision Requiring State Approval For Municipal Takeover Of PG&E Assets

 

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RetailEnergyX: N.H. Supreme Court Upholds Denial Of Eversource Northern Pass Transmission Line By Siting Board

 

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RetailEnergyX: Berkeley, Calif. Bans Natural Gas In New Homes

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier Providing Free Home EV Charging (100 Miles Per Month)

 

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Sheds 70,000 Retail Customers In Quarter, Reiterates Plan To Exit Retail Energy Biz

 

 

In Case You Missed It (6/4): Shell Targets 5 Million Retail Energy Customers By 2025

Affirms USA As Core Market

Touts Shell Brand, Millions Of Customer Interactions

Sees Potential Returns Of 8-12% For Integrated Power Business

During an investor day, Shell reiterated its plan to significantly grow its electricity business

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July 18

PUC: All Customers Benefit From Availability Of Default Service, Certain Costs Of Default Service Are Unavoidable, Appropriately Included In Distribution Rates

Affirms Denial Of Unbundling Proposal

In denying a rehearing request from IGS Energy in a Duke Energy Ohio electric security plan and rate case, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio affirmed that, "all customers benefit from Duke’s ability to provide the SSO [standard service offer]," and the recovery of certain administrative and similar costs related to the provision of SSO are appropriately recovered via distribution rates

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Rhode Island Gov. Signs Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Residential Retail Electric Contracts

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed S 399, which bans auto-renewal of residential retail electric contracts.

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Residents Energy Receives License In New State, PSC Includes Reporting Conditions

The Michigan PSC granted Residents Energy LLC a license to operate as ...

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RetailEnergyX: Academic: ERCOT Should Consider Capacity Payment Or Resiliency Charge For Baseload Resources

 

 

FERC Finds MISO Zone 4 Capacity Rates From 2015/16 Auction To Be Just And Reasonable

Capacity Price Had Jumped From $16 To $150, Prompting Public Citizen To Allege Withholding

Glick Dissents, Faults "Conclusory Assurance" Under FERC's Order, Says Decision Not Adequately Supported

FERC has decided that the results from the Midcontinent ISO 2015/16 Planning Resource Auction for Local Resource Zone 4 were just and reasonable

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Texas PUC Shelves Consideration Of Proposed Day-Ahead Market Enhancements Under Real-Time Co-Optimization, To Avoid Delay In RTC Implementation

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has shelved consideration of certain proposed enhancements related to the day-ahead market (DAM) under real-time co-optimization (RTC), in order to avoid a delay in RTC implementation

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Updated: Ohio House Recesses Until August Without Voting On Senate Version Of Nuclear Subsidy Bill

Ohio Senate Passes Nuclear Subsidy Bill With Provision Allowing Utility To Construct Renewable Energy Generation For Customers

Updated, 7/18: With several members who support the bill absent, the Ohio House, lacking votes to pass the Senate version of HB 6, recessed until August 1 without taking up the Senate version of the bill

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg Claim: Decades After Enron Debacle, Electricity Deregulation Is "Back"

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Awards Contracts To Two Offshore Wind Developers For 1,700 MW

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Revises Process For Market-Based Rate Licensing (Includes Retail Suppliers), Reduces Ownership Info Which Must Be Provided

 

From 7/1: ENGIE To Acquire Design/Build Service, Industrial Control Firms Conti, Furthering Creation Of Comprehensive Solutions Portfolio

The parent of a retail supplier has acquired ...

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Awards To Sunrun Contract For Solar, Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Comcast's Xfinity Communities Launches "Nation’s First Commercial Smart Communities Platform" (Includes Energy Management)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Two Australian Retail Suppliers Fined Over Discount Claims

 

From 7/11: Pennsylvania PUC Urges Consumers To Report "Aggressive" Retail Energy Sales Tactics To Utility And PUC

PUC Urges Consumers To Be Conscious Of Utility Account Security When Faced With Retail Energy Telemarketing Sales Calls, Encourages Continual Review Of Bill Statements And Online Account Activity

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged consumers, "to be conscious of utility account security when answering telemarketing sales calls from competitive energy suppliers (suppliers) and report any suspicious activity to both their utility and the PUC’s Bureau of Consumer Services (BCS)."

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/1: Albireo Energy (Energy Manager, Broker) Acquires Alabama Controls

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/11: Maine Gov. Signs Bill Requiring PUC To Study Creation Of Public Power Entity To Acquire IOUs' T&D

 

July 17

Retail Supplier Agrees To $250,000 Forfeiture, Customer Refunds Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Alleged To Have Charged Rate In Excess Of 18¢/kWh, Called "Miscalculation" By Supplier

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $250,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to resolve alleged violations detailed in a Staff Notice of Probable Non-Compliance

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Ohio Senate Passes Nuclear Subsidy Bill With Provision Allowing Utility To Construct Renewable Energy Generation For Customers

The Ohio Senate has passed HB 6, which provides subsidies to nuclear and other qualifying resources

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CPower Hires Distributed Energy Veteran As Senior VP Of Strategic Planning And Business Development

Hire Signals Plans To Expand DER, Renewable Offerings

CPower, a provider of commercial and industrial demand-side energy management programs, announced the hire of ...

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PUC Issues Proposed Rule To Allow Customers To Request Switch Block From Utility

Proposed Rule Would Prohibit Inclusion Of Non-Commodity Services On Utility Consolidated Bills

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued proposed revisions to its electric service rules that would, among other things, allow customers to request a switch block on their account

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PSC Orders Retail Supplier Not To Solicit Any Additional Customers Until Complaint Proceeding Resolved

PSC Chair: Supplier's Action Has Likely "Set Back Progress" Of Retail Competition

Commissioner: "Sad Day" For Retail Choice, Companies Engaged In Such Behavior "Should Not Be Doing Business"

In addressing a complaint filed by Maryland PSC Staff against Smart One Energy, LLC ("Smart One" or "SOE") for, among other things, allegedly not obtaining 'wet signatures' for telephonic enrollments, Maryland PSC Chair Jason M. Stanek said that the supplier's actions have likely "set back" the progress of retail competition in the state

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PECO Generation Supply Charge To Increase For Residential, Small Commercial Customers on Sept. 1

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning September 1, 2019

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PUC Grants Retail Supplier Waiver Of Certain TPV Requirements

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has granted AEP Energy, Inc.'s petition for a waiver of the current rules concerning third-party verification for door-to-door electricity and natural gas sales

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Regulator Imposes $750,000 Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier, In Final Order

The Connecticut PURA issued a final order imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $750,000 on ...

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Cancels Broker's License

 

CustomerFirst Renewables Receives Natural Gas License

A PSC granted CustomerFirst Renewables LLC a natural gas license

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PUCO Approves Grid Modernization Stipulation Under Which FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs Are To Propose Dynamic Pricing Supply Options For Non-shopping Customers

FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs To Install 700,000 Smart Meters

Settlement Includes Provisions For Retail Supplier Access To AMI Data

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopted, without substantive modification relating to retail market issues, a stipulation at the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs addressing grid modernization that includes, among other things, the installation of 700,000 advanced meters in the EDCs' service territories

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Retail Supplier Seeks Hearing In Regulator's Declaratory Ruling Proceeding Addressing Pass-Through Of ISO Charges Under Fixed Price Contracts

Says OCC Ignores Scaling Factor, Other Impacts On Capacity Costs

Spark Energy LLC has requested that the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority hold a hearing in PURA's proceeding addressing a declaratory ruling regarding the altering of the prices in fixed-price contracts, specifically, with respect to ISO charges

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RetailEnergyX: Rhode Island Town Considers Launching Municipal Aggregation, Selecting Consultant

 

NiMo Seeks To Extend Commodity Supply Bill Guarantee For V-TOU Customers

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid ('National Grid', 'NiMo', or the 'Company') submitted a petition to the New York PSC seeking a limited waiver to extend the one-time option available to customers with plug-in electric vehicles ('PEVs') at their premises to receive a comparison of 12 months of charges under Service Classification No. 1 ('SC-1') Voluntary Time-of-Use ('VTOU') rate against what they would have paid under the SC-1 standard tariff rate, where such option is currently only available at the end of the customer’s initial one-year term under Special Provision L, entitled 'Residential Optional Time of Use Delivery And Commodity Rate'

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera-BHD) for the month of August 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Regulator Proposes Allowing Non-Retail Suppliers To Offer Demand Response Directly Into Wholesale Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Regulator: Energy Companies Must Play By The Rules, Hardship Customer Protections A Priority

 

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RetailEnergyX: Electrify To Launch Commercialization Pilot For Blockchain Peer-To-Peer Energy Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: Logical Buildings Profiled By Real Estate New Jersey

 

July 16

CPower Acquires Firm Which Monetizes Energy Efficiency In PJM Markets

CPower announced today that it has acquired ...

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Retail Energy Vet Joins ENGIE North America As Senior Director, Solution Sales

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Most FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Prices To Compare To Fall On September 1, Met-Ed Residential Rate Increasing

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Another U.K. Bank Offering Retail Energy Shopping Service Via Bank's App

 

People's Counsel Seeks Order Limiting Retail Supplier To Charging No More Than Default Service Rate, Requests Nearly $1 Million Fine

The Maryland Office of People's Counsel has requested that the Maryland PSC issue an order providing that ...

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Energy Supplier Launching Second Retail Storefront

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Gov. Says ConEd Can Be "Replaced", Franchise Not From "God", In Criticizing Outages

 

New York PSC Approves LDC's Tariff Revisions Related To Month End Storage Inventory Level Requirements Applicable To ESCOs

The New York PSC approved tariff revisions at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation to adjust month end storage inventory level requirements applicable to energy services companies (ESCOs)

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RetailEnergyX: Tenaska Said To Contract With Developer For Storage Projects, Including In ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: MA Muni Aggregation Selects Retail Supplier, Rates Disclosed

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Completes Sale Of Two Power Plants

 

July 15

Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) Completes Acquisition Of Crius Energy Trust

Vistra Energy and Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy") today announced the successful completion of the previously announced acquisition by Vistra of the business of Crius Energy.

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Ohio Utility Says Corporate Separation Rules Should Be Modified To Allow Utility To Offer "Innovative Products And Services"

Says Utilities A "Trusted" Party To Customers

Cites Behind The Meter Services, Community Solar, EV Charging As "Fertile Ground" For Utilities

In comments on a rulemaking regarding Ohio corporate separation rules, Dayton Power and Light ('DP&L') said that, "the rules should make clear that the electric distribution utilities ('EDUs') also have a place in providing a regulated option from which customers may choose innovative products and services."

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PSC Dismisses Staff Complaint Against Retail Supplier

The Maryland PSC has dismissed a complaint against ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Utility With Retail Choice Acquires Renewable Energy Developer

 

 

PSC Staff Seek $170,000 Fine Against Retail Supplier, Cessation Of Marketing To New Customers Pending Remedial Program

Staff of the Maryland PSC have requested that the Commission issue a fine of $170,000 to ...

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Spark Energy Announces Termination of Tax Receivable Agreement

Spark Energy, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a TRA Termination and Release Agreement (the 'Release Agreement'), and agreed to pay ...

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Just One Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator License

Just One Energy LLC applied for a ...

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: Oil Giant Shell’s Pivot to Electricity Could Bring Investors Less Sizzle

 

Ohio Utility Seeks Clarification That Rule Does Not Require Utilities To Report Unreasonable Sales Practices Of Retail Suppliers, Market Deficiencies

In comments on a rulemaking regarding Ohio corporate separation rules, Duke Energy Ohio requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio clarify that an existing rule concerning the reporting of unreasonable sales practices and market deficiencies does not impose an obligation on utilities to report the behavior of third-party market participants.

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Regulator Schedules Workshop On Improvement To State's Retail Energy Shopping Website, Inclusion Of Municipal Aggregation Rates

The "Energy Switch" working group in the Massachusetts DPU's retail market investigation proceeding (19-07) will hold a meeting on ...

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RetailEnergyX: California Municipal Aggregation Signs Long-Term PPAs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Australian Electricity Prices On The Rise Despite "Re-regulation" Of Market, Competitive Pressure Has "Eased"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sierra Club Pushes For Retirement Of CPS Energy Coal Units

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: E.ON Set To Win EU Antitrust Permission For Innogy Deal (Including Retail Assets)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Gov. Nominates New PUC President

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine PUC Approves Long-Term Wind Power Contract

 

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RetailEnergyX: LS Power Announces Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Legislation, "Will Force Cancellation of its Troy Generating Facility Expansion"

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 6/20: PJM Authorized To Assess Surcharges To Fund Marginal Line Loss Refunds To Financial Marketers

 

July 12

Texas Market Vet Launches New Electricity Broker

A retail energy vet has launched ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Proposed Interim Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed for Commission consideration a proposed interim broker registration form

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Retail Suppliers Oppose Limiting Electric Choice To 10% Of Load During Arizona Transition

Retail Supplier Proposes Retail Auction To Assign POLR Obligation

Rules' "Written Authorization" Provision For Enrollments Draws Retail Supplier Attention

In commenting on a report from Staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission regarding "possible" modifications to the ACC's retail electric competition rules, retail suppliers opposed limiting electric choice to 10% of load during a transition period

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RetailEnergyX: RESA: Massachusetts Residential Customers Could Have Saved $204 Million During First Half Of 2019 By Shopping For A Retail Supplier

 

Pennsylvania PUC Denies Reconsideration Of $1 Million Fine Imposed On Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC denied reconsideration of its July 2018 order which, among other things, imposed a $1 million fine on ...

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Comment On Day-Ahead Market Policy Questions (Financial Only) Under Real-Time Co-Optimization

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have sought stakeholder comment on a series of questions related to the Day-Ahead Market (DAM) upon implementation of real-time co-optimization (RTC) of energy and ancillary services in the ERCOT Real-Time Market.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Names New Vice President, Risk and Internal Audit

 

Additional Texas Retail Electric Provider Requests Low-Income Customer Sync List

Another REP has submitted to the Public Utility Commission of Texas a formal request for production and receipt of the list of low income electric customers for the State Fiscal Year beginning on September 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Texas QSE To Pay $15,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Several Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Electric Choice Initiative Backers Raise $3 Million To Date

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada School District To Remain With NV Energy For Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Formally Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering, Expected Share Price

 

July 11

Pennsylvania PUC Urges Consumers To Report "Aggressive" Retail Energy Sales Tactics To Utility And PUC

PUC Urges Consumers To Be Conscious Of Utility Account Security When Faced With Retail Energy Telemarketing Sales Calls, Encourages Continual Review Of Bill Statements And Online Account Activity

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged consumers, "to be conscious of utility account security when answering telemarketing sales calls from competitive energy suppliers (suppliers) and report any suspicious activity to both their utility and the PUC’s Bureau of Consumer Services (BCS)."

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Regulator Issues Further Proposed Decision Which Would Impose $750,000 Fine On Retail Supplier

The Connecticut PURA issued a further proposed decision under which PURA would determine that a pre-recorded telemarketing message used by a subcontractor of an agent of a supplier violated certain statutes, and under which PURA would impose a civil penalty in the amount of $750,000 on the supplier

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Proposal On Connecticut Shared Clean Energy Program Rules Would Prohibit Telephonic Contracting, Limit Termination Fees

PURA Opens Proceeding To Review Shared Clean Energy Program

Addresses Request To Examine Consolidated Billing

The Connecticut PURA opened Docket 19-07-01 for a review of proposed requirements for a statewide shared clean energy facility program

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Order To Show Cause To Power Trader, Could Seek $6 Million Penalty

 

 

PUC Approves $13,500 Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a settlement under which ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Signs Long-Term PPA For Supply From Wind Farm

 

 

Utility Further Details System Error Which Led To Customers Of Retail Suppliers Being Charged Incorrect Rates

In compliance with a directive from the Connecticut PURA, Connecticut Light and Power d/b/a Eversource Energy filed a detailed description of a system error which resulted in the customers of retail electric suppliers being charged an incorrect rate because CL&P's customer care system did not capture updated rates submitted by the suppliers, even though CL&P's EDI system sent suppliers an echo accepting the price change

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Gov. Signs Bill Requiring PUC To Study Creation Of Public Power Entity To Acquire Utilities' T&D Assets

 

Two More Texas Retail Electric Providers Request Low-Income Customer Sync List

Two REPs have each submitted to the Public Utility Commission of Texas a formal request for production and receipt of the list of low income electric customers for the State Fiscal Year beginning on September 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Retail Energy Strategic Narrative Highlights Focus On Replacing Default Offer Price Cap; Protecting Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Announces Wind Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Volunteers Appointed To Pennsylvania PUC Consumer Advisory Council

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada PUC Denies Request From NV Energy To Raise Exit Fee On Customer

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Approves Westchester County Clean Energy Consumer Awareness Plan

 

July 10

Energy Capital Partners Acquires Energy Storage Developer

Energy Capital Partners (ECP) announced today the final acquisition of ...

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Iberdrola Solutions Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted Iberdrola Solutions LLC an ...

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Regulator Issues Notice Of Violation To Retail Supplier

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) and Assessment of Civil Penalty against ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider's Provocative Billboard Draws Complaints From TXU

 

New York Town Selects ESCO For Municipal Aggregation, Rate Disclosed

The Town of Chazy in Clinton County, NY has selected

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Regulator Schedules Hearing In Review Of Moving All Hardship Customers To Default Service

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled the dates for a hearing on its proceeding reviewing feasibility, costs, and benefits of placing hardship customers on Standard Service pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 16-245o(m)

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Texas Retail Providers Oppose CenterPoint-TDU's Proposed Change From Per "Customer" Charge To Per "Meter" Monthly Flat Charges

Parties Contest Transmission Cost Allocation Mechanism

In a brief, the Alliance For Retail Markets has opposed a proposal from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC ("CenterPoint" or "CEHE") to change its flat monthly charges (customer charge, metering charge) from a "per retail customer" basis to a "per meter" basis.

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RetailEnergyX: Sumitomo Corporation Group Invests In Firm Offering Blockchain, Peer-to-Peer Energy Sales

 

Texas Retail Provider Receives Authority To Use Trade Name

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Choose Energy Offering $300 Rewards Cards In Giveaway, Launches TexasCool Campaign

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected By Catholic Charities For Solar Installation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Warns It Again Could Revoke Retail Supplier's License

 

July 9

Retail Energy Veterans Form New Broker

A new electricity broker has been formed by ...

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FERC Authorizes Vistra's Acquisition Of Crius Energy, Closing Imminent

FERC Denies Argument Retail Supplier Customers With Early Termination Fees Are "Captive" For Purposes Of Merger Analysis

FERC has authorized the application of Vistra Energy Corp. to acquire Crius Energy Corporation.

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Duquesne Light Default Supply Rate To Fall Another 14%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rate for Medium Commercial & Industrial customers for the period beginning September 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Integrates Data, CRM, Creative, Media Strategy

 

Post Oak Power Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

PO Power LLC d/b/a Post Oak Power applied for ...

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Ohio Schedules Workshop To Review Natural Gas Market Rules

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has opened a periodic five-year review of the Minimum Gas Service Standards under OAC Chapter 4901:1-13, which include certain rules impacting retail natural gas marketing rules

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Texas PUC Assigns Docket Number For Proceeding To Develop Broker Registration Form

The Texas PUC has assigned ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Electricity Ratings Announces "The Ultimate Texas Electricity Shopping Tool Kit" (Rate Analyzer, Calculator, Plan Picker)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Toyota Tsusho Participates In Series B Round For Microgrid Solutions Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Retail Supplier To Supply Only 100% Renewable Energy In U.K.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Provider Fights To Supply Customers In Wisconsin

 

July 8

Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As Director Of Sales Operations

A retail supplier has named ...

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Pure Energy USA Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Pure Energy USA applied for ...

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Retail Provider Raises Operational, Compliance Issues To Be Addressed As Texas PUC Considers AEP Texas Acquisition Of McAllen Area Customers From Oncor

AEP, Oncor To Hold Working Session To Identify Issues Not Previously Raised

The Alliance for Retail Markets has submitted a list of issues proposed to be addressed in the Texas PUC's consideration of the application of AEP Texas to acquire Oncor's McAllen/Mission service area

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Closing Six Sales Offices In Channel Strategy Shift

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/5: Shell Enters Retail Electric Market In Japan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica To Offer EV Charging Installation To Homeowners, Seeking 15% Market Share

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update On CenterPoint Offering Home Warranty Plans In Texas

 

From 7/4: PSC Working Group Proposes Start Date For Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Schedule

A PSC's Supplier Consolidated Billing (SCB) Work Group has filed with the PSC a proposed timeline for the implementation of Supplier Consolidated Billing.

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town Selects Energy Supplier For 20-Year PPA

 

From 7/1: Illinois ORMD: Residential Retail Supplier Customers At ComEd Paid 1.6¢/kWh More On Average Than Default Service During Past Year

At Ameren, Where Residential ARES Customers Are "Overwhelmingly" Aggregation Customers, ARES Customers Paid 1.6¢/kWh More Than Default Service

Yearly Cost Under Retail Supply Versus SOS Is $124 Million Higher At ComEd; $122 Million At Ameren

Muni Aggregation Still Accounts For Half Of Residential Retail Supply Service

Residential Migration Up Slightly

As part of an annual report, the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development reported on the aggregate cost that customers of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) paid in excess of the utility's default service rate, for the period June 2018 to May 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Consumer Advocacy Group Ends Retail Energy Auto-Switching Service, Citing Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: SinglePoint's Direct Solar Becomes Exclusive Solar Marketing Partner For Sports Programs At 47 Texas Schools

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/5: FPL Sought To Exclude "Disloyal" Customers (Energy Choice Supporters) From Solar Program; Now Backtracks

 

 

From 7/4: New York Utilities Update Plan To Offer Renewable Natural Gas To Customers

Utilities Update Merchant Function Charges, Data

Two New York LDCs have filed updates to their current rate cases at the New York PSC, with such updates including a modification to a renewable natural gas supply option proposed by the LDCs

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/5: Honolulu Official Says Hawaii Should Introduce Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sempra Energy Names New Vice President Of Federal Government Affairs

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier Reveals Email Addresses Of Nearly 500 Customers Due To Error

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Files For U.S. IPO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed By Florida Electric Choice Opponents Published By Palm Beach Post

 

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RetailEnergyX: NYT: Florida’s Utilities Keep Homeowners From Making the Most of Solar Power

 

From 7/3: NRG Energy Acquires Book Of Customers From Retail Supplier

NRG Energy confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it has acquired ...

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From 7/3: Retail Supplier To Acquire Columbia Midstream Group, Notes Synergies That Will Benefit Retail Marketing Businesses

UGI Corporation announced that its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group LLC, (CMG) from a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) for approximately $1.275 billion, subject to customary adjustments at closing.

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From 7/3: New York ESCO Reports 6% Residential Savings, 7% Commercial, Versus Utility In Past 12 Months, Files Data In PSC's Retail Market Investigation

EnergyMark, LLC filed with the New York PSC, in Case 12-M-0476, one of the PSC's proceedings assessing the mass market (and consolidated with the retail market review), "a summary of performance, that is, savings vs the LDC, comparing LDC bundled bill of supply and delivery costs."

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July 5 & July 4

PSC Working Group Proposes Start Date For Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Schedule

A PSC's Supplier Consolidated Billing (SCB) Work Group has filed with the PSC a proposed timeline for the implementation of Supplier Consolidated Billing.

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Staff Of State Regulator Propose Retail Suppliers Be Required To Report Number Of Low Income Customers On Contract Types, Served Via Auto-Renewal

Staff of the Massachusetts DPU have, in the DPU's retail electric market investigation, proposed further reporting requirements for retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Enters Retail Electric Market In Japan

 

Regulator Modifies Letter To Be Sent By Utility To Retail Supplier Customers Charged Incorrect Rate Due To Utility System Error

A regulator has approved letters to be sent by an EDC to customers of retail electric suppliers who were recently charged an incorrect rate because the EDC's customer care system did not capture updated rates submitted by the suppliers, even though the EDC's EDI system sent suppliers an echo accepting the price change

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New York Utilities Update Plan To Offer Renewable Natural Gas To Customers

Utilities Update Merchant Function Charges, Data

Two New York LDCs have filed updates to their current rate cases at the New York PSC, with such updates including a modification to a renewable natural gas supply option proposed by the LDCs

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RetailEnergyX: FPL Sought To Exclude "Disloyal" Customers (Energy Choice Supporters) From Solar Program; Now Backtracks

 

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RetailEnergyX: Honolulu Official Says Hawaii Should Introduce Municipal Aggregation

 

Texas Retail Provider Seeks Hearing On PUC Staff's Petition For Revocation Of REP Certificate

A REP has formally requested a hearing on a petition by Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas for the PUC to revoke the retail electric provider certificate of the REP

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Are Those Home Warranties Really Necessary (CenterPoint/HomeServe Offering)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Regulators To Possibly Fine NV Energy For Not Setting Aside Energy Storage Incentive Funds

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier To Pay £350,000 In Compensation To Customers For "Failings" Related To Service To Renters

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Broker Says Retail Energy Suppliers Should Be Subject To "Stress Tests" To Prevent Defaults

 

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Op-Ed Urging Massachusetts Not To End Retail Electric Choice Published In CommonWealth Magazine

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Commits To Deploy 7 GW Of Flexible, Distributed, Lower Carbon Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Announces $55 Million for Energy Storage on Long Island

 

July 3

NRG Energy Acquires Book Of Customers From Retail Supplier

NRG Energy confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it has acquired ...

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Retail Supplier To Acquire Columbia Midstream Group, Notes Synergies That Will Benefit Retail Marketing Businesses

UGI Corporation announced that its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group LLC, (CMG) from a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) for approximately $1.275 billion, subject to customary adjustments at closing.

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New York ESCO Reports 6% Residential Savings, 7% Commercial, Versus Utility In Past 12 Months, Files Data In PSC's Retail Market Investigation

EnergyMark, LLC filed with the New York PSC, in Case 12-M-0476, one of the PSC's proceedings assessing the mass market (and consolidated with the retail market review), "a summary of performance, that is, savings vs the LDC, comparing LDC bundled bill of supply and delivery costs."

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Utility Seeks Waiver Of Rule It Says Would Delay Payment Of Receivables To Retail Electric Suppliers Under Change In Bill Mailing

An EDC petitioned a PSC for a waiver of a rule relating to the due date of bills sent from out of state, with the EDC noting that application of the rule would delay payments to retail electric suppliers

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ConEd Files To Institute Tier 2(B) Physical Storage Program For ESCOs On Permanent Basis

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (the "Company") has filed tariff revisions with the New York PSC to institute the Tier 2(B) Physical Storage program for natural gas ESCOs on a permanent basis

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Solar Developer Creating Retail Energy Supply Business, Registers As New York ESCO

An affiliate of a solar developer has register as a New York ESCO

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Update: Arizona Staff Raise Proposed Eligibility Threshold For Retail Electric Choice, Aggregations, In Revised Draft

Staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission have filed revisions to a report regarding "possible" modifications to the ACC's retail electric competition rules, with such modifications raising the eligibility threshold for a customer to take retail electric choice

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RetailEnergyX: Texas QSE To Pay A Combined $48,000 Under Settlements With PUC Staff

 

 

PUCO Seeks Additional Briefing On Dayton Power & Light Electric Security Plan (Default Service), Due To Recent Court Decision On Other EDCs' Rider

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has requested from parties further briefing on the electric security plan at Dayton Power & Light, due to the inclusion in a stipulation (which itself is being contested after withdrawal of a retail supplier) of a distribution modernization rider (Rider DMR) similar to, but not identical to, the Rider DMR which the Ohio Supreme Court recently struck as unlawful at the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs.

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Drift Marketplace Receives License In New State
• Electrasource Advisors Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

License Briefs

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PSC Schedules Working Group Meeting To Address Long-Term Contracts For Default Service

The District of Columbia PSC will hold the third Standard Offer Service Working Group meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

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IGS Energy Requests Texas Low-Income Customer Sync List

Accent Energy Texas LP, d/b/a IGS Energy, submitted to the Texas PUC a formal request for production and receipt of a list of its low-income electric customers for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Broadband, Telecom Vocus To Split Into Three Units, Said To Make Firm More Attractive To Suitors (Retail Energy Supplier Among Suitors)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Customer Reports Spoofed Robocall Offering 30% Discount As Showing From Utility

 

First On EnergyChoiceMatters.com: Bulb, U.K.'s Fastest Growing Start-up & Biggest Green Energy Supplier, Entering U.S. & Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate (First Report In April, Updated On 7/1)

Bulb US LLC, an affiliate of U.K. retail energy provider Bulb which describes itself as the U.K.'s biggest green supplier and which has also been named the U.K.'s fastest growing start-up, has been granted an Option 1 retail electric provider certificate by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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In Case You Missed It (6/21): New Texas Retail Provider Led By Chris Hendrix, Other Market Vets, Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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July 2

Arizona Staff File Draft Rules For Retail Electric Choice, Would Limit Eligible Customers To Certain Classes, Sizes

Staff Propose Allowing Municipal Aggregation, With CCAs Allowed To Serve All Customers

Retail Supplier Services Subject To Approval Via Tariff

Staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission have filed a report regarding "possible" modifications to the ACC's retail electric competition rules

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Pennsylvania Utility Seeking To Require Retail Suppliers To Carry $5 Million Cybersecurity Insurance, Sign Data Security Agreement For Web Portal, Other System Access

A Pennsylvania utility has filed tariff changes with the PUC to require retail suppliers and other entities to sign a data security agreement and carry $5 million in cybersecurity insurance as a condition of accessing the utility's systems, including web portals

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Update: Utility Reports Amount Of Retail Supplier Customers Charged Incorrect Rate (Some Higher) Due To Utility System Error

Files Proposed Letters To Affected Retail Supplier Customers

An EDC has filed data concerning the number of retail supplier customers impacted by an EDC billing system error which saw such customers of retail suppliers charged an incorrect rate, and also filed proposed letters to be sent to affected customers

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Energy Broker-Consultant Names Market Vet As New Chief Commercial Officer

Choice! Energy Management announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Clearway Energy To Pilot Use of Blockchain For REC Trading, Sales

 

Direct Energy Launches New Texas Electric Plan With 12 Hours Free Service, Hive View Smart Camera

Direct Energy announced for Texas residential customers a new 24-month fixed-price electricity plan that includes 12 hours of free power from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and a Hive View smart indoor camera.

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From 7/1: Rhode Island House, Senate Pass Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Residential Retail Electric Contracts

RESA Says Bill's Adoption Effectively Ends Residential Electric Choice In RI

The Rhode Island Senate and House have both passed S 399, which bans auto-renewal of residential retail electric contracts.

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From 7/1: Illinois ORMD: Residential Retail Supplier Customers At ComEd Paid 1.6¢/kWh More On Average Than Default Service During Past Year

At Ameren, Where Residential ARES Customers Are "Overwhelmingly" Aggregation Customers, ARES Customers Paid 1.6¢/kWh More Than Default Service

Yearly Cost Under Retail Supply Versus SOS Is $124 Million Higher At ComEd; $122 Million At Ameren

Muni Aggregation Still Accounts For Half Of Residential Retail Supply Service

As part of an annual report, the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development reported on the aggregate cost that customers of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) paid in excess of the utility's default service rate, for the period June 2018 to May 2019

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From 7/1: Illinois Office of Retail Market Development Recommends Price To Compare Be Listed Directly Above Retail Supplier Rate

Does Not Recommend Including Shadow Billed Default Service Cost On Bills

The Office of Retail Market Development (ORMD) of the Illinois Commerce Commission on June 3 filed with the ICC recommendations concerning further revisions to the inclusion of Price to Compare (PTC) information on customer electric bills, including the bills of customers on competitive supply.

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RetailEnergyX: Dutch Retail Energy, Telecom Firm Acquires Mobile Telephony Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Acquires Biomethane Supply Business From German Natural Gas Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Chair Authors Op-Ed Advising Electric Customers Ahead Of Summer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Surpasses 1 GW Of Owned Solar Capacity

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Shopping Service Arcadia Power Awarded as Technology Pioneer

 

July 1

Illinois ORMD: Residential Retail Supplier Customers At ComEd Paid 1.6¢/kWh More On Average Than Default Service During Past Year

At Ameren, Where Residential ARES Customers Are "Overwhelmingly" Aggregation Customers, ARES Customers Paid 1.6¢/kWh More Than Default Service

Yearly Cost Under Retail Supply Versus SOS Is $124 Million Higher At ComEd; $122 Million At Ameren

Muni Aggregation Still Accounts For Half Of Residential Retail Supply Service

As part of an annual report, the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development reported on the aggregate cost that customers of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) paid in excess of the utility's default service rate, for the period June 2018 to May 2019

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Rhode Island House, Senate Pass Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Residential Retail Electric Contracts

RESA Says Bill's Adoption Effectively Ends Residential Electric Choice In RI

The Rhode Island Senate and House have both passed S 399, which bans auto-renewal of residential retail electric contracts.

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Illinois Office of Retail Market Development Recommends Price To Compare Be Listed Directly Above Retail Supplier Rate

Does Not Recommend Including Shadow Billed Default Service Cost On Bills

The Office of Retail Market Development (ORMD) of the Illinois Commerce Commission on June 3 filed with the ICC recommendations concerning further revisions to the inclusion of Price to Compare (PTC) information on customer electric bills, including the bills of customers on competitive supply.

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RetailEnergyX: Castleton Commodities International LLC Closes Credit Facilities Totaling $2.775 Billion

 

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RetailEnergyX: Advanced Power Sells 10% Interest in South Field Energy Project in Ohio to Affiliate Of Japanese Utility

 

Utility Reports Instances Of Billing Incorrect Rate To Retail Supplier's Customers, Due To Utility System Error

An EDC reported certain instances in which the utility billed the customers of retail suppliers an outdated, prior rate, despite suppliers submitting an updated rate to the utility

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquires Design/Build Service, Industrial Control Firms, Further Creation Of Comprehensive Solutions Portfolio

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Bulb, U.K.'s Fastest Growing Start-up & Biggest Green Energy Supplier, Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Bulb US LLC, an affiliate of U.K. retail energy provider Bulb which describes itself as the U.K.'s biggest green supplier and which has also been named the U.K.'s fastest growing start-up, has been granted an Option 1 retail electric provider certificate by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Large U.K. Retail Suppliers "Fear" Auto-Switching (Concierge) Services, Withdraw Commission Payments

 

Duke Energy Sub. To Acquire Portfolio Of Distributed Fuel Cell Technology Projects In Move To Meet C&I Customer Needs

A subsidiary of Duke Energy today announced it will acquire a portfolio of distributed fuel cell technology projects from ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Offices Of Two Retail Suppliers "Raided" In Slamming Instigation

 

Texas Market Vet Joins NRG As Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs

A Texas market vet recently joined NRG Energy as Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs

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RetailEnergyX: Broker-Consultant Acquires Controls Company

 

Calif. PUC Issues Draft To Revise Recently Adopted Direct Access Expansion Deadlines

The California PUC issued a proposed order to clarify its recently adopted schedule and deadlines for the expansion of direct access load, to address concerns from competitive supply parties that the adopted deadlines were "inadequate" for customers awarded a DA allocation as a result of another customer declining an initial allocation. However, the draft appears to be inconsistent, in terms of its conclusions of law and ordering paragraphs, concerning a policy to address such concern

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NRG, Direct Energy Retail Electric Providers Request Texas Low-Income Customer Sync List

NRG Energy and Direct Energy have filed, for various of their retail energy brands, separate requests with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for the provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Names New Chief Financial Officer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Fears California Could Outlaw Natural Gas Use For Heating, Appliances

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Municipal Leaders Express "Serious Concerns" With Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Regulator: Retail Supplier Should Not Recoup Lost Profits From New Default Price Caps by Raising Rates For Shopping Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Shopping Service Says Customers Of Defaulting Retail Supplier Face Rate "Lottery", Over 250,000 Placed On Variable Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Ohio Files To Decrease Amount For Partially Bypassable Generation Uncollectibles Rider

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions: "Expectation" Nuclear Subsidy Bill Will Pass In Ohio, But Won't Purchase Fuel While Pending

 

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia Energy Reform Coalition Members Pen Op-Ed Favoring Retail Electric Choice In Virginia Pilot

 

June 28

Retail Supplier Announces Increase To Credit Facility

A retail supplier announced ...

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Generating Unit In ERCOT To Retire, Be Decommissioned

On June 28, 2019, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for the following Generation Resource:

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Shareholders Approve Election Of Directors

 

Eligo Energy Expanding To New Service Area

Eligo Energy recently completed the onboarding process to serve customers at ...

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Consumer Counsel: Retail Suppliers' Exercise Of Contractual "Change In Law" Clauses "Unenforceable", Do No Supersede Statutory Requirement For Affirmative Customer Consent To Material Changes (Applicable To Commercial Contracts)

AG: Retail Suppliers May Not Use Sales Agreements To "Contract Around" Statutory Safeguards

Retail Supplier: PURA Has No Jurisdiction Over State's Unfair Trade Practices Act

In a brief before the Connecticut PURA, the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel said that retail electric suppliers' exercise of "change in law" clauses can not supersede the statutory obligation to obtain customer consent

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FERC Rejects PJM Tariff Revisions To Change Price Responsive Demand Rules To Reflect Capacity Performance Requirements, Says Proposal Would Improperly Charge PRD LSEs

FERC has rejected tariff changes from PJM to update the rules and requirements for Price Responsive Demand (PRD) to conform to the rules and requirements for Capacity Performance Resources (PRD Update).

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia SCC Warns Of Higher Costs For Dominion Energy Customers As IRP Approved

 

BGE Files Updated SOS Rates Due To New Bypassable Transmission Rates, Also Reflects Impact On Revised Bypassable Admin. Charge

Baltimore Gas and Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC updates to its bypassable transmission rates, and, due to the updated transmission rate, a revised bypassable SOS Administrative Charge, due to the impact of the new transmission rate on the cash working capital (CWC) component of the Admin. Charge

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Updated With Statement From REP:

Texas Retail Provider To Pay $700,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A Texas retail provider would pay $700,000 under a settlement agreement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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New York Town Joins Municipal Aggregation

A NY town has authorized joining ...

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New York Town's Community Solar Program Hits Subscription Target To Receive Grant From Program Manager

Geneva Community Power, which is offering a community solar program for customers in the Town of Geneva, NY and nearby areas served by NYSEG, announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former Connecticut Senator Upset With Latest Implementation Of Supplier Rate Info On EDC Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC OKs $85,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

 

From 6/27: EMEX Invests In Patriot Energy Group , Creates Strategic Alliance

O2 Investment Partners, LLC announced that, through its broker-consultant business EMEX, LLC, it has made an investment in and created a strategic alliance with ...

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RetailEnergyX: J-POWER USA Starts Construction Of 1,200 MW Of New Generation In PJM

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dominion Seeks Projects to Expand Solar Development in Virginia

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 6/25: Budderfly, Offering "Energy Efficiency as a Service", Secures $55 Million In Funding

 

June 27

Updated With Statement From REP:

Texas Retail Provider To Pay $700,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A Texas retail provider would pay $700,000 under a settlement agreement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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Reliant Launches New Digital Platform Aimed At Renters, Offering Ability To Split Bill, Same-Day Connection

Reliant announced the availability of its new RentReady by Reliant digital platform which is, "designed to make renters’ lives easier by providing same-day electricity service, splitting bills among multiple tenants, managing accounts via an app and more."

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EMEX Invests In Broker/Energy Procurement Consultant, Creates Strategic Alliance

O2 Investment Partners, LLC announced that, through its broker-consultant business EMEX, LLC, it has made an investment in and created a strategic alliance with

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Texas "Small Fish Swim Free" Rule In Jeopardy As Two PUC Commissioners Favor, Or Lean Toward, Elimination

During a Texas PUC open meeting discussion of real-time co-optimization in the ERCOT market, the current "small fish swim free" rule in the market was criticized as several Commissioners questioned whether it should continue

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Energy Advisor Consultant, Broker 5 Hires Two Energy Veterans To Support Growth

5, an energy advisor, procurement consultant, and broker, has expanded its staff with the addition of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Launches "Regenerative Energy", Combining Renewables, Carbon Sequestration, Ecosystem Restoration

 

Bankruptcy Court Approves the Retention of Investment Bank as Broker to the Trustee to Market and Sell the Bankruptcy Estates’ Equity Interests in Vantage Commodities

A bankruptcy court has approved the retention of ...

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $90,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier would pay $90,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of

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TXU Energy Offers Funding Level For Texas Low-Income Customer List

Vistra Energy, on behalf of its retail providers TXU Energy and Value Based Brands, formally requested from the Texas PUC the provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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CenterPoint-TDU Seeks To Temporarily Cease Charging Transition Charge To Retail Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CenterPoint Houston) filed at the Texas PUC to temporarily cease billing transition charges under Schedule TC2, effective July 11, 2019

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Senate Committee Substitute For Ohio HB 6 (Nuclear Bill) Revises Utilities' Ability To Enter Renewable Energy Agreements With Customers

Retains RPS Requirement, At Lower Amount

An Ohio Senate committee substitute for HB 6, the nuclear subsidy bill, would revise proposals in the bill, as passed by the House, concerning the ability of electric distribution companies to enter into renewable energy agreements with customers

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RetailEnergyX: Mondelēz Signs PPA For Energy Supply At Texas Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Gov. Signs RPS Changes, Requirement For Utilities To Procure Long-Term Contracts

 

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RetailEnergyX: 80% Of Businesses Plan To Increase Self-Generated Power; Businesses Seen As "Power Plants Of The Future"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Election of Directors

 

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RetailEnergyX: Record Number Of Australian Customers Switching Retail Energy Suppliers

 

June 26

Trader: Had Erroneous ERCOT $9,000 Price On May 30 Lasted Longer, "Many" Retail Electric Providers Would Have "Gone Bankrupt"

Trader Files Complaint Seeking Re-Pricing Of Interval

Notes REP With Wholesale Pass-Through Pricing Did Not Charge Customers For Spike, Credited Customers Based On Average Of Other Intervals

Aspire Commodities, LLC has filed a formal complaint at the Public Utility Commission of Texas against ERCOT, seeking an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, alleging that the event which led to the spike, alleged by Aspire, citing an ERCOT presentation to the WMS, to be a Qualified Scheduling Entity wrongly setting the HSL and LSL levels for the generation they represented at 0, does not reflect a valid market solution

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New York City Committee On Environmental Protection Hears Testimony On Municipal Aggregation For City

The New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection this week heard testimony on Bill Int 0140-2018, which would require a study on implementing opt-out municipal aggregation for retail energy supply

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Mass. DPU Approves Cost Recovery, Disposition Of Energy, Attributes, For Long-Term Utility Contracts For Hydropower

The Massachusetts DPU has approved a mechanism for cost recovery and disposition of energy and related products from the EDCs' 20-year contracts for an aggregate 9,554,940 MWh of hydropower from H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc., as the DPU approved the PPAs

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier EDF Energy Named Preferred Partner Of Provider Of "eMobility-as-a-Service"

 

Credo Energy Receives License In New State

A PSC granted ...

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Retail Suppliers Seek To Intervene In BGE Rate Case Where Utility Has Proposed Setting Bypassable Amount For Costs Not Currently Reflected In SOS Rates

A group of retail electric suppliers filed a motion to intervene in the newly filed electric rate case of Baltimore Gas & Electric, where the Maryland PSC will address a proposal from BGE to reflect, in the bypassable SOS Administrative Adjustment, costs of providing SOS that are not currently bypassable

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of Texas REP Selected By Levee Improvement District For Backup Power Solutions

 

Connecticut Opens Docket On Value Of Distributed Energy Resources

The Connecticut PURA has assigned Docket 19-06-29 for a joint Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and PURA proceeding on the value of distributed energy resources.

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RetailEnergyX: Iberdrola Investing In EV Charging Solutions Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Enters Amended Wholesale Supply Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Suburban Propane Announces Brand Refresh

 

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RetailEnergyX: Children’s Hospital Recognizes NRG's Retail Energy Affinity Program Milestone

 

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RetailEnergyX: FTC, AGs Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni Rejects Renewable Energy Bids

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 6/24: Attorney General Touts Customer Refunds From Retail Suppliers Under Amnesty Program

 

June 25

Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Veteran As CMO

A retail supplier has named ...

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Gamifcation, Customer Engagement Company Takes Further Step To Become Retail Energy Supplier

A gamifcation company that is developing a retail energy supply business has taken another step

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PUC Raps Utility's, "Lack Of Care And Attention To Regulatory Responsibilities" Regarding Default Service Filing

Approves Lower Default Service Rates

A PUC said that an EDC's default service filing, "demonstrated a lack of care and attention to regulatory responsibilities."

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RetailEnergyX: Monzo, U.K. Bank Offering Energy Supply Switching Via Its App, Expanding To U.S., Raises Funding

 

Settlement Would Change Cost Of Capacity Releases At Pennsylvania Utility, Address Consumer Advocate's Concerns Retail Suppliers Being Under-charged

A settlement in the annual 1307(f) purchased gas cost proceeding at Philadelphia Gas Works would require changes to the capacity releases charges applicable to retail suppliers, addressing a concern raised by the Office of Consumer Advocate

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected For Energy Storage At San Diego International Airport

 

NV Energy Enters Agreements For Three New Solar Plus Storage Projects

NV Energy announced the procurement of nearly 1,200 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic generation to be built in Nevada, along with 590 megawatts of battery storage.

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From 5/21: NY Municipal Aggregation Hudson Valley Community Power Launches; Rates, Supplier Disclosed

New York municipal aggregation Hudson Valley Community Power has selected a retail supplier for an opt-out municipal electricity aggregation covering the City of Poughkeepsie and several other New York municipalities in the Central Hudson Gas & Electric service area.

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RetailEnergyX: National Grid Sub. Invests In Solar Company Touting "Solar Without Fear" (Performance Guarantees)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Police Warn Of "Aggressive" Door-to-Door Energy Marketers Asking To See Utility Bill

 

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RetailEnergyX: German Retail Supplier Says Proposed Divestitures In E.ON, Innogy Deal Don't Go Far Enough

 

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RetailEnergyX: State Officials, Business Leaders Oppose Florida Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Ventura Moves Some Accounts Back To Utility Supply From Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Forbes Takes Further Look At Rise Of German Retail Supplier Using Blockchain, Peer To Peer Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Big Three Gentailers Continue To Dominate Australian Retail Energy Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Provider Offering "Energy Efficiency as a Service" Secures $55 Million In Funding

 

June 24

Large Energy Supplier Winds Down Retail Electric Supply Business

An energy supplier has elected to exit its retail electric supplier business

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Energy Procurement, Management Consultant Acquires Energy Management And Sustainability Platform

An energy procurement consultant has acquired ...

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"Australia's Amazon" Launches Retail Energy Supply Brand

Australia's premier online shopping destination, and the equivalent to Amazon in the country, is launching a retail supply brand in partnership with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Response To Customers From CMP, ScottishPower In Similar Billing Rollout Failures Shows Value Of Customer Choice
--- Report: CMP Misled The Public, Mismanaged Rollout Of New Billing System

 

Commercial Insurance Holding Co. Seeks Broker License To Offer Electricity To Clients

An insurer has applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Attorney General Touts Customer Refunds From Retail Suppliers Under Amnesty Program

 

Discount Power, Inc. Receives Natural Gas Supplier License

Connecticut-based Discount Power, Inc. has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Calif Municipal Aggregations Returning Some Accounts To Utility Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NV Energy Paying Nearly $1 Million A Year To Keep Henderson, LVCVA As Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Signs PPAs For Solar + Storage, Wind

 

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RetailEnergyX: PSEG Power Reaches Agreement To Sell Its Interest In Two Power Plants, Reports Expected Impairment From Sale

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Republic Columnist Favors Revived Discussion Of Retail Electric Competition

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Australian Gas Networks Makes Play For Enwave

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Chamber Files Brief Alleging Electric Choice Ballot Proposal Unconstitutional

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Closes $100 Million of New Tax Equity Commitments

 

June 21

New Texas Retail Provider Led By Chris Hendrix, Other Market Vets, Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Texas PUC Staff Recommend Interim Broker Registration Form Be Used, In Advance Of Formal Rulemaking

Suggest PUC May Wish To Reactivate Electric Storage Review Given Legislative Inaction

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a recommended schedule and implementation plan related to various legislation adopted during the 86th Regular Legislative Session

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Boston, MA Files For Approval Of Opt-Out Municipal Electricity Aggregation Program

Seeks January 1, 2020 Start

Notes Risk Premiums In Default Service Rates While Aggregation Has Been Pending

Consultant Fee Disclosed

The City of Boston, Massachusetts has filed at the Massachusetts DPU for approval of a plan governing its proposed opt-out municipal aggregation program for electricity customers

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RetailEnergyX: Passed NY Climate Bill Includes Requirements For LSEs To Procure Renewable Energy, 70% By 2030

 

 

OPC Says Low-Income Customer Participation In Retail Choice Outpaces Overall Market

Says Data Voluntarily Provided By One Utility Shows Low-Income Customers Paying More Than SOS

Renews Call For PSC To Require All Utilities To Report On Costs Paid By Retail Choice Customers Versus Default Service

In comments on an FY 2020 plan concerning the electric universal service program (EUSP) in Maryland, the Office of People’s Counsel said that low-income customers on competitive retail electric supply at the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) have incurred, "massive net losses" versus SOS pricing

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NY PSC Secretary Grants Further Extension Of Deadline For ESCO Compliance With Revised UBPs

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted a further extension for ESCO compliance with the revised Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) that had been adopted on January 19, 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy CEO Details How Investment From Mitsubishi Accelerating Supplier's Connected Home, Smart Energy Platform

 

Texas PUC Staff Make Further Recommendations On Real-Time Co-optimization Parameters, Offer Cap Levels, VOLL

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a memo outlining further recommendations and issues to be considered with respect to real-time co-optimization in the ERCOT market (Project 48540)

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier EnergyAustralia Takes $900 Million Write-Down Due To Price Cap

 

ERCOT Issues Final Determination On Notification Of Suspension Of Operations For Wind Unit

ERCOT has issued a reliability analysis determination for ...

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Selects Ocean Wind for State’s First Offshore Wind Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: Citizens Advice Says U.K. Customers Facing £172 Million Uplift From Retail Supplier Defaults

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada City To Remain Supply Customer Of NV Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Two New NY PSC Commissioners Confirmed By Senate, Including Former Cuomo Aide

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Says Smart Meter Installation Will Extend Beyond 2020, Reports Some Retail Suppliers Still Installing First Generation Meters

 

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Power Invests In Bloom Energy Fuel Cell In PJM

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Commissioner LaFleur Announces Departure Date

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 6/19: In France, EDF Launches New Retail Offer With Discounted Pricing, Energy Management; Cites Competitive Intensity

 

June 20

FERC: Ownership Info Of Retail Suppliers "Central" To Commission's MBR Decisions, Public Release Appropriate

"Duty" To Report Ownership Info Means Info Does Not Qualify For FOIA Exemptions

FERC Notes Ongoing Obligation Of Retail Suppliers With MBR Authority To Report Changes In Reported Ownership, Stakes

In addressing confidential protection sought by Ambit Northeast, LLC for its ownership information, FERC broadly held that, because the ownership of an applicant for electricity market-based rate (MBR) authority (which is generally needed for any retail supplier operating in a FERC-jurisdictional RTO) is "central" to the Commission's decision on addressing an MBR application, the public release of such ownership information is appropriate, and such information is not entitled to confidential protection.

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FERC Denies Retail Supplier's Complaint Against NYISO

FERC has denied a complaint filed against the New York ISO by an ESCO

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Operator Of Wattbuy Electricity Shopping Site Seeks License In New State

WattB, Inc., the operator of the Wattbuy(dot)com electricity shopping website, has applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Authorized To Assess Surcharges To Fund Marginal Line Loss Refunds To Financial Marketers

 

 

Affiliate Of Texas Retail Provider Breaks Ground On 150 MW Solar Power Plant In Texas

174 Power Global, A Hanwha Company, Officially Announces Launch Of Texas Retail Provider Chariot Energy

174 Power Global Corporation announced that it broke ground on the $200 million Oberon Solar Power Facility in Ector County, Texas, and also formally announced the launch of a new retail electricity provider affiliate, Chariot Energy, "to facilitate the delivery of affordable, clean energy to customers across Texas."

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Texas TDU Details Alleged Default Balances Owed By Retail Electric Provider

In a motion to intervene in a Texas PUC proceeding in which PUC Staff have petitioned for the revocation of the retail electric provider certificate of ...

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Illinois Commerce Commission Staff Do Not Object To ComEd's Pilot To Market Utility-Supplied Real-Time Pricing, With No Risk, To Residential Customers Expected To Save Money, Based On AMI Data

ICEA Calls Program Anti-Competitive

In a brief, Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission stated that they do not object to a modified program proposed by Commonwealth Edison to establish a short-term pilot program as part of its Residential Real Time Pricing Program rider (Rider RRTP), to offer first-year bill protection to new real-time pricing participants, with the program marketed to default service customers expected to save money under the program, based on a review of their AMI data (Bill Protection Experiment)

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. Town Selects Retail Supplier For Muni Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Publishes Guide For Energy Retailers About New Retail Code, Regulations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Gov. Asks Lawmakers To Authorize Joining RGGI

 

June 19

Ohio Supreme Court Rules PUCO Erred In Approving FirstEnergy EDCs' Distribution Modernization Rider, Orders Termination

PUCO Previously Ruled FirstEnergy EDCs May Withdraw Electric Security Plan (Governing Default Service, More) In Response To Adverse Ruling

The Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio erred in approving the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs' Distribution Modernization Rider (Rider DMR)

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Direct Energy Parent To Acquire U.S.-Based Energy Services and Solutions Company

Centrica plc announced today an agreement to purchase ...

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Direct Energy: Ohio House Bill 6 (Nuclear Bill) Is, "A Direct Attack On Retail Energy Competition"

In written testimony submitted to an Ohio Senate committee on HB 6, the nuclear subsidy bill, Teresa Ringenbach, Sr. Manager of Midwest Government & Regulatory Affairs for Direct Energy, said that, "As written House Bill 6 is a direct attack on retail energy competition in Ohio."

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RetailEnergyX: Union Seeks To Nationalize U.K. Retail Energy Suppliers; Plan "Welcomed" By Labour Party

 

 

National Grid Files New Basic Service Rates, Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for industrial customers for the period August 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019.

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In New Default Service Rates, Prior Reconciliations Still Lead To Nearly 1¢/kWh Reduction In Default Service Rates At Utility

Small Customer Default Service Rate Falling 7%

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has filed with the New Hampshire PUC proposed default service (energy service) electric rates for the period August 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Staff Don't Recommend Substantive Changes To Corporate Separation, Affiliate Rules

 

 

New York PSC Opens Review Of Utility Consolidated Billing For Community Solar, Distributed Energy Resources

Asks If Purchase Of Receivables Should Be Offered

The New York PSC had opened Case 19-M-0463, In the Matter of Consolidated Billing for Distributed Energy Resources, to address consolidated billing for Community Distributed Generation (CDG) and other distributed energy resources (DERs).

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Pennsylvania PUC: "Competition Act Does Not Bar An EDC From Offering A Service If The Market Cannot"

Written Order Issued Approving PECO Prepaid Pilot

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a written order approving a modified prepaid program at PECO, with the order holding that, "[t]he Competition Act does not bar an EDC from offering a service if the market cannot."

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Retail Suppliers Respond To Show Cause Orders Issued By Maryland PSC

Validity Of Initials (Used In E-TPV) As Valid Signature In Dispute

One Supplier Concedes It Did Not Obtain Wet Signature After Telesales, As Generally Required In Maryland

Several retail suppliers responded to separate show cause orders issued by the Maryland PSC.

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Agrees To $35,000 Forfeiture

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a stipulation between ...

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RetailEnergyX: NV Energy Withdraws, Plans To Re-File Program Offering Special Lower Rates For Large Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: In France, EDF Launches New Retail Offer With Discounted Pricing, Energy Management; Cites Competitive Intensity

 

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RetailEnergyX: Appeals Court Affirms Insurer Has Duty To Defend Retail Supplier Against Class Action

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Urges Texas PUC To Adopt Electric Storage Rules

 

In Case You Missed It (6/4): Shell Sees Potential Returns Of 8-12% For Integrated Power Business

Targets 5 Million Retail Customers By 2025

Affirms USA As Core Market

Touts Shell Brand, Millions Of Customer Interactions

During an investor day, Shell reiterated its plan to significantly grow its electricity business

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June 18

Retail Supplier To Stop Serving The New York Energy Market

CEO Says, "Time To Move On", Focus Resources Where Most Beneficial

Returning Customers To Default Service

A retail supplier filed at the New York PSC to relinquish its eligibility as an ESCO in the state.

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EC Infosystems Announces Third Annual User Conference, Slated for October 2019 in Philadelphia

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced their annual user conference will be held on October 16 - 18, 2019 at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pepco Files New SOS Rates

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning September 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Iberdrola Entering Retail Energy Mass Market In Ireland

 

RESA Seeks Further Extension For ESCO Compliance With Revised New York UBPs

The Retail Energy Supply Association has sought from the New York PSC a further extension for ESCO compliance with the newly revised Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) that had been adopted on January 19, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Shell Eyeing Electricity Acquisitions In Australia, Retail Suppliers Among Speculated Targets

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning September 1, 2019.

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning September 1, 2019

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Update: New York PSC Issues Written Show Cause Order To ESCO, Further Detailing Alleged Behavior

The New York PSC has issued a written order to show cause to ...

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Veteran Energy Files To Relinquish ESCO Eligibility In New York

Veteran Energy, LLC has filed at the New York PSC to relinquish its eligibility as an ESCO in New York.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Proposed Florida Electric Choice Amendment Gets Fire From All Sides

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE North America’s Seymour Hills Wind Project in Texas Enters Commercial Operation

 

From 6/13: PUC Approves $6,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a previously reported settlement with ...

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From 5/10: Calpine Reports Q1 Results For Retail Segment

Calpine Corporation reported earnings today for the first quarter of 2019 (three months ended March 31, 2019)

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June 17

Texas PUC Staff File Petition To Revoke Retail Electric Provider Certificate Of REP That Is Currently Providing Service To Customers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas ("Staff") have filed a petition to revoke the retail electric provider (REP) certificate of ...

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U.S. Retail Energy Veterans Join U.K. Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S. Market

Supplier Applies For New York ESCO Registration

Supplier A Subsidiary Of Japanese Conglomerate

Name Similar To Existing, Non-affiliated U.S. Retail Supplier

Several veterans of the U.S. retail energy industry have joined ...

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Utility ConEd Seeks To Offer Renewable Energy Supply Option To Customers

Set-up Costs Would Be Recovered Through Delivery Rates

In an update to testimony in its current rate case before the New York PSC, Consolidated Edison (the "Company") has proposed the offering of a voluntary renewable energy supply option by ConEd to electricity customers.

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ENGIE Enters Retail Natural Gas Markets In New State

ENGIE announced today it has entered ...

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Acquires ChargePoint Services

 

ConEd Opposes Changes To Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Program Sought By ESCOs

ConEd, ESCOs File Further Testimony On Merchant Function Charge Allocation, Calculation

ConEd Opposes Various Natural Gas Market Changes Sought By ESCOs

Various parties have filed rebuttal testimony on Consolidated Edison's (the "Company") current electric and natural gas rate cases before the New York PSC, addressing issues including Purchase Of Receivables (POR), the Merchant Function Charge Allocation, and natural gas market operational issues

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RetailEnergyX: Court Dismisses Suit By Retail Supplier Seeking Refund Of ISO-NE Charges Due To Alleged Natural Gas Market Manipulation

 

From 6/15: Texas Governor Signs Bill Subjecting Electricity Brokers To Registration, Regulation By PUC

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed SB 1497, which subjects electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Suitors Make Moves For Australian Infrastructure Biz Up For Sale That Includes Retail Supplier

 

Integrated Energy Services Receives Licenses In New States

The District of Columbia PSC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Signs Partnership With Fiat Chrysler For New E-Mobility Solutions

 

Date For Initial Massachusetts Retail Energy Working Groups Set

The Massachusetts DPU will host an initial meeting for both newly formed retail energy working groups on ...

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RetailEnergyX: GlidePath Announces 10 MW/10MWh Battery Storage Project In ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: Start-up German Retail Supplier Using Blockchain, Peer To Peer Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Yorkers "Angry" About Community Choice Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: AG, OCC Urges Recent Electricity Shoppers To Review Rates Due To Default Service Rates Error

 

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RetailEnergyX: Conn. Gov. Announces Departure of Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Says Replacing 10% of Pennsylvania’s Electric Generation With Solar Would Result In More Than $300 Million Net Savings Annually

 

June 15

Texas Governor Signs Bill Subjecting Electricity Brokers To Registration, Regulation By PUC

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed SB 1497, which subjects electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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June 14

Staff Of State Regulator Propose "Product Limitation" For Automatic Renewals -- Cap On Monthly Renewal Prices

Staff: "Counter-Intuitive" That Customer Who Signed Up For Fixed Rate Would Expect Their Auto-Renewal Would Be Variable

Staff Propose Entire Sales Conversation Be Recorded (Not Just TPV)

Staff Propose GPS Requirement For Door-to-Door Agents

Staff Propose That Municipal Aggregation Rates Be Posted On State's Shopping Website, At Top Of Results

A regulatory Staff has proposed ...

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PUC Rules On Retail Supplier's Complaint Over Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Clawback Charge

The Pennsylvania PUC has ...

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Regulator Requests Briefs From Retail Suppliers, Consumer Counsel On RTO Cost Pass-Throughs To Customers Under Fixed Rates

A regulator has requested briefing in its proceeding that was opened to determine if retail electric suppliers’ practices of altering the terms of a fixed-price contract constitute unfair and deceptive trade practices ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy Retail To Issue Refunds To 12,000 Customers Due To Overcharging

 

Texas Retail Provider Receives Authority To Use New Trade Name

The Texas PUC granted ...

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PUC Approves Decrease In PSNH Small Customer Default Service Rate, Default Service Suppliers Named

The New Hampshire PUC has approved the results of Public Service Company of New Hampshire's (PSNH or Eversource) procurement of electric default service supplies for the period beginning August 1

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Calpine Reverses Losses After Going Private (Retail Marketing Strategy Discussed)

 

In Final Order, Texas PUC Codifies How Retail Electric Providers May Obtain Low-Income Customer List, Explicit Process For New REPs To Receive List

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted an order amending 16 TAC 25.45 to codify the process by which a retail electric provider requests and agrees to reimburse the Commission for the customer identification service from the low-income list administrator (LILA)

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National Energy Marketers Association Holding Energy, Environment & Ethics Program At Oxford University In U.K.

Will Meet With U.K. Retail Energy Market Leaders, Regulators

The National Energy Marketers Association will be holding a program on Energy Environment & Ethics in the U.K. at Oxford University, July 17 to July 19, 2019, which will include meetings in London with U.K. energy market officials

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Several Retail Suppliers, Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation Names New President, Former TXU Exec Elected To National Fuel Gas Company Board

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves $75,000 Settlement With Oncor Concerning Inaccurate Telemetry

 

June 13

Retail Supplier Names New CFO, Chief Risk Officer; Announces Amendment and Extension of Credit Facilities

A retail supplier has named ...

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New York PSC Issues Show Cause Enforcement Orders Against Five ESCOs

Commission Directs ESCOs To Show Cause Why They Should Not Be Prohibited From Marketing And Enrolling Customers In New York

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that it is issuing show cause orders to five ESCOs

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PSC Directs Utilities To Issue RFP For Retail Suppliers To Offer Load Shaping Pilots

PSC "Looks Forward" To "Robust" Retail Supplier Participation

The Maryland PSC has adopted a final RFP for retail electric suppliers to propose load shaping pilot programs and directed Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva Power to each issue an RFP (PC44)

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PUC Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a previously reported settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Announces New CEO

 

Pennsylvania PUC Reports 350% Increase In Sign-up Clicks On PA Gas Switch Site, In Highlighting 20 Years Of Natural Gas Choice

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today highlighted the 20th anniversary of the Natural Gas Choice and Competition Act

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Save The Date: National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) Fall Leadership Roundtable In Harrisburg, Pa.

The National Energy Marketers Association has issued a "Save the Date" for its Fall Leadership Roundtable and Executive Committee Meeting, to be held ...

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RetailEnergyX: Target Enters PPA With Parent Of Retail Supplier For Texas Wind; Illinois PPA Also Signed With Another Provider
--- Target Commits to 100% Renewables By 2030

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Says Retail Suppliers Not Doing Enough For Customers In Debt
--- Further Price Cap For Vulnerable Consumers Possible
--- Releases Draft To Help Vulnerable Consumers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Boyd Gaming Received Approval To Take Competitive Supply In Nevada

 

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RetailEnergyX: Iron Mountain Announces Customer Wins For Renewable Power Data Center Solution

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Nearly Half Of U.K. Customers Have Switched In Past Four Years

 

June 12

South Carolina Opens Dockets To Address Competitive Energy Supply Programs Required Under New Law

The South Carolina PSC has formally docketed proceedings to address Section 58-41-30 of recently adopted H3659, which requires utilities to file proposed competitive renewable energy supply programs

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Hanwha Affiliate Launches Residential Electric Service In Texas

Touts Access To Solar At Wholesale Prices

Chariot Energy, a trade name of 174 Power Global Retail Texas, LLC, has begun offering residential electricity service in Texas

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Regulator Adopts Final Letter To Be Sent To Recently Switched Customers Informing Them Of Incorrect Default Service Rates, Revises Language

The Connecticut PURA revised the language of a letter to be sent by United Illuminating to recently switched customers, informing them of incorrect standard service rates which had been posted in May, and directed UI to mail the revised letter

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PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate To Decrease 11%

The residential and small commercial default service rate at Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH or Eversource) will decrease 11% on August 1

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RetailEnergyX: New York Gov. Cuomo Nominates Aide To New York PSC

 

Green Energy Exchange Launches Retail Electric Service In Texas

Green Energy Exchange has launched residential electric service in Texas

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Regulator Issues Further Directives To Retail Suppliers Concerning Amnesty, Refund Plans

Plans Must Conform To New Directives

The Connecticut PURA issued an interim decision establishing further parameters and requirements for amnesty plans filed by retail electric suppliers.

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National Energy Marketers Association Seeks Reargument Of New York Court of Appeals Decision Affirming PSC Authority To Cap ESCO Rates

The National Energy Marketers Association and several ESCOs have sought reargument of the State of New York Court of Appeals's recent decision which held that the New York PSC may impose a cap on ESCO pricing because the PSC has the authority to determine the terms and conditions by which ESCO may access the utilities' systems and infrastructure in order to supply commodity to customers

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RetailEnergyX: Resorts World Las Vegas Signs 20-Year Agreement To Take Electric Supply From NV Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Announces Steps To Assist Customers Impacted By Storms

 

June 11

OCC Suggests That UI Pay Retail Suppliers For Difference Between Capped Termination Fee And $100 For Loss Of Customers Who Leave As a Result Of Corrected Default Service Rate Notice

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel has proposed that United Illuminating compensate retail electric suppliers for any costs not covered by a capped early termination fee for customers who decide to leave the supplier after receiving written notice from UI that an earlier posting of standard service rates was inaccurate, and that customers should review their recent supplier choice

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State's Draft Energy Master Plan Suggests Carbon-Neutrality Requirement For Default Service Electric Supplies

Draft Supports "Strategic" Rollout Of Smart Meters

Says Utilities Should Pilot Demand Response As Part Of Suite Of Rate Design Mechanisms

The State of New Jersey has released its Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan

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Utility's Default Service Rate Increasing 34%

PUC Establishes Default Service Rate Until Any Further Price Adjustment Warranted

Utility Had Sought To Recover Administrative Default Service Costs In Stranded Cost Rate

The Maine PUC has set the standard offer prices for Emera Maine- Maine Public District (EME-MPD, formerly Maine Public Service) large commercial and industrial customer class for retail standard offer service until such time as the Commission determines any further price adjustment is warranted.

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RetailEnergyX: Australia's AGL, Parent Of Retail Supplier, Seeks To Acquire Broadband, Telecom Provider Vocus
--- Customer Loyalty, "multi-product offering" Cited As Rationale

 

 

Retail Supplier Launches New Carbon Offset Program For Natural Gas Customers

A supplier announced the launch of ...

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PUC Declines To Include Certain Expanded Customer Information In Lists Provided To Green Supplier Of Default Service REC Program

Utility Suggests Provider Be Subject To Data Security Rider, Obligations For Receipt Of Customer Information

The Maine PUC declined to include all of the sought expanded information that 3Degrees Group, Inc., which is the designated supplier for the Maine Green Power Program, which is a REC add-on program for Standard Offer customers and other customers, had requested to be included in customer lists provided by the utilities

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Retail Supplier To Pay $82,000 Under Settlement Relating To Pricing Disclosures, Alleged Slamming; Issue Refunds

A retail supplier would pay $82,800 under a settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Florida Electric Choice Amendment Both "Builds Momentum" and "Limps Along"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker Procures Electricity Supply For Texas School District

 

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RetailEnergyX: CT Gov. Signs Utility Offshore Wind Procurement Bill, RECs May Be Used For Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Announces Agreement for 36 Community Solar Gardens

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: Starbucks Selects Retail Supplier To Manage Solar Power Purchased For 360 Stores In Texas

 

June 10

UI "Open" To Developing Customer Notice Of Incorrect Default Service Rates That Is "Acceptable" To PURA and Interested Parties, Rejects Several Suggestions From Retail Suppliers

In a letter to the Connecticut PURA concerning a proposed process to inform recently switched customers of incorrect standard service rates that had been posted in May, United Illuminating said that it is, "open to developing a customer notice and outreach plan that is acceptable to the Authority and any interested parties," though UI opposed several alternatives suggested by the Retail Energy Supply Association

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Nevada Legislature Passes Bill Allowing For Caps On Competitive Supply Load

Subjects Applications For Competitive Supply To Public Interest Standard

Competitive Supply Customers Subject To New Fees

Both houses of the Nevada legislature have passed SB547, which imposes new requirements on customers taking competitive electric supply.

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Florida Governor Signs Law Making Ballot Initiative Process More Difficult, Impacts Electric Choice Initiative

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed HB 5, which includes new requirements for the ballot initiative process and which generally makes the process harder for initiatives to qualify

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RetailEnergyX: Report: CIBC Does Not Foresee Large Premium In Any Offers For Just Energy

 

California Retail Suppliers, Customers Seek Modification Of New Direct Access Schedule Due To "Inadequate" Timing

A group of California retail electric suppliers and large customers have sought modification of the California PUC's recent decision setting forth the schedule for the statutorily required expansion of direct access.

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Electricity Shopping Website Launches

 

New Jersey Governor Approves Laws Streamlining Retail Energy Supplier License Renewals

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has approved S604 and S605, streamlining the license renewal process for electric and natural gas suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Report: "Nearly All" 300 Downstate Illinois Municipal Aggregations Now Have Rates Higher Than Ameren Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Home Energy Management System Combines Usage Monitoring With Selection Of Best Retail Energy Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bankruptcy Judge: FERC "Must Be Stopped", Says FERC Lacks Jurisdiction Over PG&E Contracts, Rejection During Ch.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada University System To Remain Supply Customer Of NV Energy, Eschews Competitive Supply

 

June 7

Regulator Issues Temporary Emergency Stay To Prevent Utility From Sending Letters To Recently Switched Customers Encouraging Customers To Review Their Supplier Choice

The Connecticut PURA has issued a temporary emergency stay and has instructed The United Illuminating Company not to issue customer letters intended to inform recently switched customers of incorrect standard service rates for the upcoming period beginning July 1 that had been previously posted

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Alpha Gas & Electric Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Alpha Gas & Electric, LLC applied for ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption Codifying How Retail Electric Providers May Obtain Low-Income Customer List, Explicit Process For New REPs To Receive List

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for adoption that would amend 16 TAC 25.45 to codify the process by which a retail electric provider requests and agrees to reimburse the Commission for the customer identification service from the low-income list administrator (LILA)

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-Bound Retail Supplier Bulb Called U.K.'s Fastest Growing Start-up
--- Plans "More Central Role In Its Customers' Lives" (Manage Various Energy Touchpoints In Home)

 

H-E-B Opposes CenterPoint-TDU's Proposed Change From Per "Customer" Charge To Per "Meter" Monthly Flat Charges

TIEC Opposes CenterPoint-TDU's Proposal To "Zero Out" TCRF And Recover All Test-Year Transmission Costs In Base Rates

H-E-B and the Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) have, in separately filed testimony, opposed various proposals from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC ("CenterPoint") that the utility made in its new electric base rate case filing before the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Crown Selects Provider For Wind Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier, Utilities Announces Leadership Appointments

 

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RetailEnergyX: iSwitch To Acquire Customers From Exiting Singapore Retail Supplier, Stiff Competition Cited

 

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Asks New York PSC To Allow Suspension Of Provision Of Near Retail-Time Data To Demand Response Participants With Legacy Interval Meters Until AMI Deployment Completed

 

June 6

Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Strategic Review Process

Reports, "Expressions Of Interest From A Number Of Parties Concerning Potential Transactions"

Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy or the Company) announced that its Board of Directors has decided to undertake a formal review process to evaluate strategic alternatives available to the Company (the "Strategic Review).

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Updated: U.K. Retail Supplier Bulb Sets Entry Timeline For U.S. Market Entry

Serves 1.3 Million Members In U.K. As Largest Green Supplier

Bulb, a U.K. retail energy supplier which describes itself as the U.K.'s biggest green supplier, announced its international expansion plans

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Launches "First-Of-Its-Kind" Solar Plan In Texas

 

Retail Energy Veteran Leading New Start-Up Retail Supplier

A start-up retail energy supplier has been formed and has submitted registration as an ESCO with the New York PSC

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Utility Agrees To Notify Recently Switched Customers Of Incorrect Default Service Rate, Will Compensate Customers For Any Early Termination Fees If Customers Wish To Return To Default Service

Letter Encourages Recently Switched Customers To Review Their Supplier Choice

United Illuminating informed the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that it will conduct an outreach campaign to inform recently switched customers of erroneous standard service (SS) rates that had been publicly posted, and will compensate customers for any early termination fees incurred by such customers if they wish to return to standard service

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ERCOT IMM Offers Six New Recommended Market Changes In State Of The Market Report

IMM: More Robust Reserve Margin "May No Longer Be Required" To Cover Load Forecast Errors, Generator Availability Risks, Given Size of System, Projected Growth

IMM: Risk From Generator Outages Should Decrease With Smaller, Distributed Resource Proliferation

Reports On Net Revenues, Shortage Pricing Durations

The ERCOT Independent Market Monitor filed the State of the Market report for 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Cuomo Nominates Tracey Edwards To New York PSC

 

 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms $1.8 Million Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed a prior $1.8 million civil penalty imposed by the Pennsylvania PUC against ...

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FERC Sets PJM's Sought Clarification Of Order Relating To Liquidation Of GreenHat FTR Portfolio For Hearing

Allows Broader Settlement Discussions Concerning All Disputed Issues Related To GreenHat FTR Liquidation Waivers

FERC has set for a paper hearing process a motion from PJM for clarification concerning FERC's prior order denying PJM's requested waivers relating to liquidation of the GreenHat Energy, LLC Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) portfolio, as FERC in its prior order denied waivers which would have resulted in the modification to the rules governing the previously commenced July 2018 FTR auction

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EnergyWatch LLC Receives License In New State

EnergyWatch has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: In April, Residential Customers Of Retail Suppliers Paid $900,000 More Than Default Service

 

National Fuel Gas Distribution Files Further New York Tariff Revisions Related To Month End Storage Inventory Level Requirements Applicable To ESCOs

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation has filed updated tariff revisions at the New York PSC to adjust month end storage inventory level requirements applicable to energy services companies (ESCOs)

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PUC Sets Non-Solar Alternative Compliance Payment

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio set ...

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Retail Energy Bill Addressing New Marketing Requirements "Passed Temporarily"

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/30: Facebook Makes Tax Equity Investment In Texas Solar Project
--- Said To Be Facebook's First Direct Investment In A Renewable Energy Project
--- Shell Signs PPA With Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: Starbucks Selects Retail Supplier To Manage Solar Power Purchased For 360 Stores In Texas

 

June 5

Retail Energy Veteran Joins ESCO As SVP Sales & Marketing

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Veteran As Head Of Gas Supply

A retail supplier has named ...

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Power Generator Registers As Connecticut Natural Gas Seller

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RetailEnergyX: Station Casinos Will Remain With NV Energy For Supply

 

In New Rate Case, NV Energy Seeks Changes To Remove "Unreasonable Incentive" To Leave Bundled Service For Competitive Supply

In a newly filed rate case at the Nevada PUC, Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy has proposed changes to the recovery of transmission costs from unbundled distribution-only service customers (customers on competitive supply) to eliminate what the utility called an "unreasonable incentive" to leave bundled service

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Regulator Rules On Retail Supplier's Motion To Recognize For RPS Compliance RECs That Were Inadvertently-Retired By Supplier

The Connecticut PURA has ruled on a motion from Liberty Power Holdings, LLC for PURA to recognize for RPS compliance RECs that Liberty had inadvertently-retired, with PURA giving the company the option to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Energy Choice Group Calls For Veto Of Bill Changing Ballot Initiative Process

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: 72% Of Australians Haven't Shopped For Retail Energy Supplier In Over Two Years

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files Cost Impact From Potential Nuclear Retirements

 

June 4

Regulatory Staff Propose Prioritizing Several Issues In Broad Retail Energy Market Investigation (Auto-renewals, Supplier Conduct Among Top Priorities)

Addresses "Do Not Switch" Mechanism

In advance of a June 6 technical session, Staff of the Massachusetts DPU have proposed a tiered approach to addressing issues raised in the DPU's wide ranging investigation of the retail electric market (Docket 19-07)

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Shell: Sees Potential Returns Of 8-12% For Integrated Power Business

Targets 5 Million Retail Customers By 2025

Affirms USA As Core Market

Touts Shell Brand, Millions Of Customer Interactions

During an investor day, Shell reiterated its plan to significantly grow its electricity business

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Parent Of Pennsylvania Utility Acquires Energy Efficiency, Custom Energy Solutions Provider

Allows Parent, "To Expand Further Into Energy Efficiency And Sustainability", Growth Into Distributed Generation Cited

The parent of a Pennsylvania utility has acquired ...

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RetailEnergyX: Dallas Morning News Claim: Most Small Texas Customers Have "No Way To Benefit" By Cutting Usage At Peak Wholesale Prices

 

 

Utility Eversource Seeks To Offer Community Solar Program

Surplus Generation Purchases To Be Recovered Through Default Service Rates; Other Costs Via Distribution Rates

Eversource Energy petitioned for approval of a proposed "Clean Innovation Community Solar" pilot program for low and moderate income ("LMI") customers.

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Retail Supplier Seeks Clarification Of Otherwise "Challenging", "Burdensome" Proposed Rule

In comments on a proposed rule, WGL Energy Services, Inc. asked the District of Columbia PSC to clarify proposed new RPS reporting requirements for retail electric suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Chevron Registers As Texas Power Marketer

 

Updated With More Details On Alleged Violations: Retail Supplier Agrees To $35,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $35,000 under a stipulation with ...

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Expects Spate Of "Ripoffs" From "Desperate" Retail Suppliers Before New Energy Marketing Law Takes Effect

 

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RetailEnergyX: Champion Energy Signs Astros' Alex Bregman To Pitch Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Anheuser-Busch Signs PPA With Texas Solar Project, PPA Said To Be 7th Largest In World For C&I Customer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Transfer Signs Solar PPA In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 6/3: As Large Customers Seek To Leave Dominion Power, Virginia Dem. Says Will "Revisit" Electric Market Structure If Dem Win Legislative Majority

 

June 3

National Grid Seeks To Merge Two Utilities Offering Natural Gas Choice

National Grid has filed a petition with ...

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $35,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $35,000 under a stipulation with ...

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American PowerNet Management Seeks To Serve As Retail Supplier In New State

American PowerNet Management, LP filed with ...

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RetailEnergyX: El Paso Electric Enters Into Agreement To Be Purchased By Infrastructure Investments Fund, Opportunity For Retail Electric Choice?

 

PUC Staff "Believes" Utility Should Offer Time Of Use Default Service Rate Option

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said that Staff "believes" that AEP Ohio should continue to offer a Time of Use (TOU) generation rate option to default service customers, but recommended AEP Ohio make an updated TOU rate design filing prior to the Commission making a final decision

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia Dem. Says Will "Revisit" Electric Market Structure If Win Legislative Majority

 

From 5/31: Illinois Senate Concurs On Retail Energy Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

New TPV Requirements

The Illinois Senate has concurred with the version of SB0651 passed by the House

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Business Solutions Partners With NREL On Hybrid Battery Storage

 

From 5/31: Updated: PSE&G, NJNG File To Lower Default Service Rates

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. submitted an annual Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rate filing with the New Jersey BPU

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Ending As It Can't Find Lower Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: ecobee Launches New SmartThermostat With Voice Control (Just Energy An Equity Investor In ecobee)

 

From 5/31: Final D.C. Grid Modernization Report Recommends Enhancement Of Competitive Energy Supplier Information For Customers

Recommends Online Retail Supplier Rate Board

Recommends Dynamic Pricing Working Group

Report Makes No Formal Recommendations On Utility Ownership Of Distributed Generation, Storage

Addresses Access To Customer Data, Security Requirements For Such Access

The Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) work group process established by the District of Columbia PSC has released a final report and recommendations

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RetailEnergyX: Cosmopolitan To Remain Supply Customer Of NV Energy, Raiders Reconsider Leaving For Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: KYOCERA and BYD Japan to Collaborate on Integrated Energy System for Electric Vehicles (Solar Supply/Demand)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Carrie K. Zalewski and Maria S. Bocanegra Confirmed as ICC Chairman and Commissioner

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/30: Facebook Makes Tax Equity Investment In Texas Solar Project
--- Said To Be Facebook's First Direct Investment In A Renewable Energy Project
--- Shell Signs PPA With Project

 

May 31

Illinois Senate Concurs On Retail Energy Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

New TPV Requirements

The Illinois Senate has concurred with the version of SB0651 passed by the House

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Final D.C. Grid Modernization Report Recommends Enhancement Of Competitive Energy Supplier Information For Customers

Recommends Online Retail Supplier Rate Board

Recommends Dynamic Pricing Working Group

Report Makes No Formal Recommendations On Utility Ownership Of Distributed Generation, Storage

Addresses Access To Customer Data, Security Requirements For Such Access

The Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) work group process established by the District of Columbia PSC has released a final report and recommendations

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Updated: PSE&G, NJNG File To Lower Default Service Rates

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. submitted an annual Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rate filing with the New Jersey BPU

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Enters Settlement With PUC Staff Over Collection Of Customer Deposits

A Texas REP would pay ...

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Settlement Reached To Set Oncor DCRF Charge Applicable To Retail Providers, With 150% Increase For Residential Service

Oncor and various parties have filed a settlement agreement to set the levels of the Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service, effective September 1, 2019

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Updated: Calif. PUC Delays Start For 4,000 GWh of Direct Access Expansion

The California PUC on May 30 adopted an order addressing various facets of the statutory increase in direct access (DA) load of 4,000 gigawatt-hours.

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RetailEnergyX: Uncalled Amendment For Connecticut Retail Energy Bill Would Strike Prohibition On Auto-Renewals, Replace With Shared Solar Supplier Billing Agent Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipal Aggregation Results In "Mass Confusion", "Anger" Among Customers

 

Texas Retail Electric Providers Request That Oncor McAllen Service Area Not Be Transitioned To AEP Texas Until Various AEP Rate Proceedings Complete

The Alliance for Retail Markets has requested at the Public Utility Commission of Texas that any transition of customers in Oncor's current McAllen/Mission service area to AEP Texas not occur until various AEP Texas rate proceedings are complete

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RetailEnergyX: Schneider Electric Acquires Stake in AutoGrid to Accelerate AI Adoption in the Power Sector

 

National Energy Marketers Association Announces Two New Executive Members: Discount Power and Demand Control 2, LLC

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Discount Power, Inc. and Demand Control 2, LLC have each been elected to NEM's Executive Committee.

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Former Retail Energy Counsel Jay Kooper Named General Counsel Of The Year

Jay L. Kooper, currently Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Middlesex Water Company, has won the 2019 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award in the Public Company category.

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Natural Gas Seeks Decrease In Default Service Gas Supply Rate

 

 

Massachusetts DOER Report Recommends Utilities Conduct Further Offshore Wind Power Procurement

Makes Recommendation On Disposition Of RECs

Recommends Consideration of Storage Procurement

An offshore wind study from the Massachusetts DOER recommends that the electric distribution companies, "should proceed with additional offshore wind solicitations for up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind and only enter into contracts if found to be cost-effective."

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RetailEnergyX: In PPL Transmission Rate Complaint, Amtrak Asks FERC To Order Refunds From Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amended Nevada Bill Would Exempt Current Competitive Supply Customers From Public Policy Fees Proposed For Exiting Customers

 

May 30

Illinois House Passes Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees (Differs From Senate-Passed Version)

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

The Illinois House has passed an amended version SB0651, which contains various revisions to statutes governing retail electric and natural gas marketing.

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Draft Decision Would Fine Retail Supplier $1.5 Million

Supplier Would Be Prohibited From Residential Marketing, Enrollment For Six Months, Except For Online Enrollments

Draft Would Set Standard Under Which TPVs Are Invalid

A draft decision from the Connecticut PURA would impose a $1.5 million fine on Liberty Holdings, LLC [sic] ("Liberty" or "Company") and prohibit Liberty from accepting new residential customers and/or marketing to residential customers via any means other than online enrollments for six months, as the draft would conclude that Liberty, "violated Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 16-245(c), 16-245(g)(2), 16-245o(f)(2), 16-245o(h)(1), 16-245o(h)(2), 16-245o(h)(3), 16-245o(h)(4), 16-245o(h)(5), 16-245o(h)(7), 16-245o(j), 16-245s, 16-245t, 16-245u, and 42-110b."

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Utility Receives Authority For CSRs To Discuss Price To Compare Information, Supplier's Rate During Customer Calls

The Illinois Commerce Commission granted Commonwealth Edison's petition for a declaratory ruling and said that ComEd's proposed policy of directing its customer service representatives (CSRs) to discuss certain Price To Compare (PTC) information during customer calls is permitted under applicable regulations

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Adopts Order Expanding Direct Access Cap, Delays Start Date

 

Products and Services USA, Start-up Led By Market Vet, Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Texas PUC granted Products and Services USA, LLC an electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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New Hampshire PUC Sets Process To Receive Proposals On Supplier Consolidated Billing, Generation Rate Design, Other Grid Modernization Issues

The New Hampshire PUC will accept stakeholder proposals, and directed the utilities to submit proposals, on several grid modernization issues that have been raised in an ongoing grid modernization investigation

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Fines Two Retail Energy Suppliers For Agreement Not To Actively Target Each Other's Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another Casino (South Point) To Remain With NV Energy For Supply
--- Utility: "We Don't Want To Lose Any Of Our Customers"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Names New Chief Program Officer, Will Oversee Competitive Markets, Customer Protection, Enforcement Divisions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Victoria (AUS) Sets Initial Default Offer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Settlement Reached On Integrating East Texas Electric Cooperative Into ERCOT

 

Virginia SCC Denies Costco Application To Take Competitive Supply, Cites Impact On Small Captive Customers

SCC: Won't Allow Large Customers To "Escape" Dominion Rates When Small Customers Cannot Shop

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has denied an application by Costco to leave the utility system of Dominion Energy Virginia and obtain the combined electric power needs of its retail stores from a third-party electric supplier.

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RetailEnergyX: Company Announces World’s Largest 'Renewable' Energy Storage Project (1 GW)

 

Texas Coalition for Affordable Power Says Price Gap Between Deregulated and Non-Deregulated Prices In Texas Nearly Gone

TCAP: Areas With Electric Choice Have Lower Prices Than Monopoly, Non-ERCOT Areas Of State

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power said that while, "Texans buying electricity from competitive providers historically have paid higher prices, on average, than Texans receiving power from providers exempt from competition," a new snapshot analysis shows that, "the persistent price gap has dwindled to the narrowest point ever recorded – and that it has almost vanished altogether."

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PSC Approves New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates At BGE

The Maryland PSC approved updated purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates for electricity and natural gas at Baltimore Gas & Electric, effective June 1, 2019

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PSC Approves Decrease In Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

The Maryland PSC approved new Purchase Of Receivables (POR) discount rates at Potomac Edison, effective June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Facebook Makes Tax Equity Investment In Texas Solar Project
--- Said To Be Facebook's First Direct Investment In A Renewable Energy Project
--- Shell Signs PPA With Project

 

Ohio House Passes Nuclear Subsidy Bill Ending RPS, Allowing Utilities To Enter Contracts With Customers For Renewable Energy Supply, Generation Development

Enshrines In Statute Nonbypassable Charge For OVEC

The Ohio House has passed HB 6, the nuclear subsidy bill.

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May 29

Retail Supplier Names Interim CEO

A retail supplier formally disclosed that ...

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Retail Energy Veterans, Including Former VP At Several Suppliers, Launch New Broker

Retail energy vets form new broker

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Powervine Energy Launches In New State

Powervine Energy has launched service in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Democratic Socialists Ask New York PSC To Bring ConEd Under Public Ownership

 

PPL Electric Utilities Seeks Authorization To "Proactively Manage" Distributed Energy Resources Owned By Customers

PPL Electric Utilities has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania PUC for tariff supplements that would allow PPL Electric to "proactively manage" distributed energy resources (DERs) owned by customers.

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Vistra Energy, TXU Parent, Names Texas Market Veteran As New EVP, CFO

Vistra Energy Corp. today announced the appointment of ...

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Infinite Watts LLC Withdraws Application For Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Infinite Watts LLC filed at the Texas PUC to withdraw its application for a retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Concurs On House Amendments Removing Retail Electric Providers From Being Subject To PUC "Monitoring" Of Cybersecurity

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Appeals Court Sends Suit Between Retail Supplier, Customer Back To Lower Court For Further Proceedings

 

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RetailEnergyX: NiMo Hourly Customers To See New Capacity Reconciliation Line Item On July Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Resideo Acquires Responsive Energy Efficiency Technology, Expands Smart-Home Comfort Offering

 

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RetailEnergyX: Union Says Energy Choice Hazardous To Workers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco, Delmarva File Revised Bypassable Transmission Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pedernales Electric Cooperative To Install Energy Storage

 

May 28 -- Updated

Vistra Energy, TXU Parent, Names Texas Market Veteran As New EVP, CFO

Vistra Energy Corp. today announced the appointment of ...

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Illinois House Committee Recommends Passage For Amended Bill With Various Retail Energy Marketing Prohibitions, Requirements

Prohibits All Mass Market Termination Fees, More

Retains Prohibition On Service To Assistance Program Customers

The Illinois House Public Utilities Committee has adopted House Amendment 001 to SB0651 and recommended that the bill be passed as amended

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PJM CEO To Retire, Executive Appointments Announced

PJM Interconnection announced that Andrew L. Ott, president and chief executive officer, is retiring from the organization on June 30, 2019.

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NextEra Launches AI-Powered Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Service For Texas Market

Subscription-Based Service Guarantees Savings

NextEra Energy has launched a retail electric concierge shopping service in Texas

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Utility Files Incorrect, Higher Default Service Rates

Regulator Concerned Public May Have Switched To Retail Suppliers Based On Erroneous Rates

Considers Requiring EDC To Contact All Recently Switched Customers To Inform Customers Of Lower Default Service Rate

A regulator may require an EDC to notify all recently switched customers of erroneous default service rates that were listed as higher than what they actually are

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New York DPS Staff Seek Increase In ConEd Billing and Payment Processing (BPP) Charge

Recommend Re-introduction Of ConEd Gas Storage Program For ESCOs

Seek Tighter Balancing Rules

In testimony in Consolidated Edison's current electric and natural gas rate cases, Staff of the New York Department of Public Service proposed an increase to ConEd's Billing and Payment Processing (BPP) charge, and re-introduction of a natural gas storage program for ESCOs

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RetailEnergyX: New Amendment To Illinois Retail Energy Market Bill Prohibits All Termination Fees
--- Prohibition On Auto-Renewals Revised To Allow Some Auto-Renewals
--- Removes Proposed Switch Block

 

 

BGE Says Costs Of Administering SOS That Aren't Currently Bypassable Are About 1 Mill Per kWh

In Rate Case, BGE Seeks To Set Bypassable SOS Administrative Adjustment Component To 1 Mill Per kWh

In a newly filed electric rate case, Baltimore Gas & Electric filed a cost analysis for the SOS Administrative Adjustment component of the bypassable SOS Administrative Charge, and proposed to set the SOS Administrative Adjustment at 1 mill per kWh

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New York ESCOs Seek Independent Study Of Costs To Be Included In ConEd Merchant Function Charge

Seek Change In POR Calculation

Seek Natural Gas Market Changes, Restoration of Physical Storage Program

Seek Technical Conference on Electric UFE

In testimony in Consolidated Edison's current electric and natural gas rate cases, the New York Retail Choice Coalition (NYRCC) sought an independent study of costs included in the utility's merchant function charge

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RetailEnergyX: Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field Enter Multi-Year Partnership With Retail Supplier

 

New York DPS Staff Oppose ConEd Proposal For Ratepayer Funded Innovation Initiative

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have opposed, in rate case testimony, Consolidated Edison's proposed Innovation Initiative

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Centrica CEO Happy To Come In Third

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Business Solutions Launches North American Offer Bundling EV Charging Infrastructure, On-Site Energy, Software Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Energy Choice Advocates File Brief With Supreme Court

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market Says U.K. Suppliers Overcharging Prepay Customers

 

May 24

Former Retail Energy CEO Joins Teleios Commodities As Managing Partner

Teleios Commodities, LLC announced today that ...

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Texas Retail Provider, Whose Parent Is A Utility-Scale Solar Development Firm, Receives Authority To Use Trade Name Chariot Energy

Company To Bring Suite Of Disruptive, Clean Energy Solutions To Texas Retail Market

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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New Digital Brand Click Energy Receives Retail Supplier License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Registers As Power Generation Company In Texas

 

In Rate Case Testimony, Direct Energy Seeks Greater Transparency In ConEd MRA Charge

Seeks Capacity Release, Storage, Other Market Changes

Direct Energy Alleges ConEd Made Out Of Cycle Adjustment To Its WACOC

Direct Energy Services, LLC filed testimony in a Consolidated Edison rate case before the New York PSC seeking greater transparency in certain ConEd charges and improved communication from ConEd

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Affiliate Of Pennsylvania Generator Receives Retail Supplier License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted ...

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Ohio Nuclear Bill Advances From Committee, Allows Utilities To Enter Contracts With Customers For Renewable Energy Supply, Generation Development

An Ohio House committee has advanced HB 6, the nuclear subsidy bill, to a potential vote in the full House

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Amended Nevada Bill Aiming To Curb Exit To Competitive Exit Supply Includes Carve-Outs From Annual Shopping Limits

Would Subject Exiting Customers To New Fees

A proposed amended version of S.B. 547 in Nevada, which would revise the current provisions governing the ability of large customers to apply at the PUC to take competitive electric supply, include certain carve-outs from annual competitive supply limits that could otherwise be established under the bill

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Texas PUC Rejects Aggregator Application Of "Power of Choosing Inc."

The Texas PUC has rejected, without prejudice, the application of Power of Choosing Inc. for an electric aggregator certificate.

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RetailEnergyX: Toyota To Test Peer-To-Peer Electricity Sales

 

ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT has received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for ...

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BGE Withdraws Updated Bypassable Transmission Rate Change

Baltimore Gas & Electric has withdrawn a filing to revise, effective June 1, 2019, its bypassable electric transmission rates, a component of SOS

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Provider Will Pay $160,000 Over Practice Of Placing Reinstated Disconnected Customers On Different Rate

 

Eco-Energy Natural Gas Receives Supplier License
• Rapid Power Management Receives New License

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Four Brokers

 

Michigan PSC Sets Capacity Charge Applicable To Shopping Customers

In an order on an Upper Peninsula Power Co. rate case settlement, the Michigan PSC established the State Reliability Mechanism (SRM) capacity charge at the utility

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Singapore Retail Energy Market Sees Five Suppliers Exit

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/22: Maine Lawmaker Wants To Have State Authority Assume Ownership Of Utility T&D Assets

 

From 5/6: Draft Calif. Decision Would Determine Schedule For New Direct Access Load, Allocation To Wait List Customers

Draft Addresses Proposed Cap On Direct Access Load Within Community Choice Aggregations, Sought By CCA Group

The California PUC has issued a proposed decision which would address various facets of the statutory increase in direct access (DA) load of 4,000 gigawatt-hours

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From 5/8: Groups Form New Coalition To Reform Virginia Electric Industry, Adopt Retail Electric Competition

Groups Call For Phase Out Of Capacity Market

A new group, the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition, has been formed to advocate for electric industry reforms in Virginia, including the introduction of retail electric competition

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May 23

Former Senior Deputy Attorney General For Consumer Protection Named Executive Director Of Pennsylvania PUC

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced the appointment of

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Texas House Passes Amended Bill Removing Retail Electric Providers From Being Subject To PUC "Monitoring" Of Cybersecurity

Senate-Passed Language Includes REPs As Subject To PUC Cybersecurity Monitoring

The Texas House has passed an amended version of a Senate bill, SB 64, with the House amendments removing retail electric providers as entities that would be subject to ...

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New Brand Of Genie Energy Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: QTS Selects Retail Supplier For Renewable Energy Purchase

 

 

Spark Energy Commences Preferred Stock Share Repurchase Program

Company Names Interim CFO

Spark Energy, Inc. reported that, on May 22, the Board of Directors of the company appointed ...

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Maryland 50% RPS Bill To Become Law As Governor Won't Veto

Higher Solar Carve-Out For Retail Suppliers Starts In 2019

Governor Expresses Support For Nuclear, Hydropower In Newly Proposed 100% Zero Carbon Target

Maryland's 50% RPS bill, SB0516, will become law as Governor Larry Hogan said that he won't veto the bill

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Latest Ohio Nuclear Bill Eliminates RPS Starting In 2020, Would Allow Existing Utility Renewable Contracts To Be Recovered In Distribution Rates

Enshrines In Statute Nonbypassable Charge For OVEC

The latest version of HB 6 in Ohio, which generally provides for various nuclear subsidies, would repeal the alternative energy portfolio standards effective January 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: More Large Customers To Remain With NV Energy For Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Proposed NV Energy Alternative Pricing Program Would Harm Other Customers, PUC Staffer Says

 

City Of Dallas Selects Retail Electric Provider For New 10-Year Contract

Deal Said To Represent Largest Green Energy Transaction Since The Inception Of Texas Electricity Deregulation

The City of Dallas recently completed a reverse auction to select a retail electric provider for a new contract term.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Denies Rehearing Of Order Granting Waiver Of Third Party Verification For Certain Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: More New Class Action Settlements Announced For Customers Who Purchased Competitive Gas Supply

 

From 5/17: NY Senate Energy Chair: New York Retail Market "Not Going To Be The Best Opportunity"

New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Chairman of the Senate's Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, said during DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum that, "I think that the retail [energy] market is probably not going to be the best opportunity in the state of New York."

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Forecasts Lower Summer Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: NYISO Names New CEO

 

May 22

City Of Dallas Selects Retail Electric Provider For New 10-Year Contract

Deal Said To Represent Largest Green Energy Transaction Since The Inception Of Texas Electricity Deregulation

The City of Dallas recently completed a reverse auction to select a retail electric provider for a new contract term.

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New York Utility Seeks To Increase Billing Charge Applicable To ESCOs By 30%

New York Utilities Detail Unbundled Supply-Related Administration Costs In New Rate Case

With an increased focus by retail suppliers on alleged subsidization of default service rates by distribution customers, due to supply-related administrative costs being embedded in distribution rates, newly filed rate cases by New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies) provide an opportunity to review such costs, including costs that have already been unbundled and allocated to the merchant Function Charge

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ENGIE Enters Pennsylvania Natural Gas Markets

ENGIE Resources announced today that it has entered ...

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New York Utilities To Continue Current Supply Hedging Levels, Discuss Specifics In Rate Case

Propose Change In How Customer UCAP Calculated

In a newly filed rate case, NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric (the "Companies") stated that they would continue the current 70% hedging level for residential electric customers

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Sets Deadline For Divestment Of U.K. Household Retail Supplier, Appoints New Executive Chair

 

MP2 Energy Receives License In New State

MP2 Energy has received ...

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FirstEnergy CEO Sees "Great Potential" In Utility-Owned Storage, Solar, EVs, Touts New Emerging Technologies Group

During an annual shareholder meeting, Chuck Jones, President and CEO of FirstEnergy, touted the companies' new Emerging Technologies group

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Texas Retail Electric Providers Oppose Sought New Mandates For More Frequent Reporting Of Dynamic Pricing, Demand Response Info To ERCOT

The Retail Electric Provider (REP) Coalition has filed comments at ERCOT opposing, as filed, Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 933 (Reporting of Demand Response by Retail Electric Providers and Non-Opt-In Entities, submitted by ERCOT) which would include in the protocols a specific mandate for retail electric providers to share information about their demand response and price responsive programs with ERCOT, and would also increase the frequency of required reporting by REPs

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Two New York Utilities Seek Authorization For Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters (AMI)

Residential Data Intervals Would Only Be Hourly

As part of newly filed rate cases, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies) have petitioned the New York PSC for approval of the territory-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure for their electricity and gas meters

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Retail Supplier Seeks Extension For Compliance With Next Cycle Rate Enrollment Rejection Directives Due To EDC Implementation Timing, Risk Of Renewing Customers Being Returned To Default Service Due To Inadvertent Non-Compliance

Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (CNE) asked the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for an extension of time for the electric distribution companies to comply with Order 7 of the Authority’s December 19, 2018 Next Cycle Rate information decision ('Decision') and for the electric suppliers to comply with Order 8 of the Decision, each with respect to certain residential contract renewals.

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PSC Sets Meetings On Adding Long-Term Contracts To SOS, Investigation Of SOS Reconciliations

A PSC will hold the second Standard Offer Service (SOS) Working Group meeting on ...

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Two New York Utilities Propose Utility-Owned Energy Storage Projects

As part of newly filed rate cases, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), the Companies are seeking authority for utility ownership of four energy storage projects

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RetailEnergyX: Duquesne Light Files Corrected Transmission Rates, Actual Prices To Compare Posted

 

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RetailEnergyX: Worthen Industries, Freedom Energy Logistics Announce Virtual Net Metering Contract With Four NH Hydro Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Directs Several Retail Suppliers, Brokers To File Security With Updated Language

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Lawmaker Wants To Have State Authority Assume Ownership Of Utility T&D Assets

 

May 21

Retail Energy Veteran Joins Supplier As Director

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Faced With Elimination Of Ability To Serve Hardship Customers, Retail Suppliers Proffer Price Cap, Aggregation

RESA Says Weighted Average Retail Supplier Prices From Study Period Are ~10-20% Below Higher Current Standard Service Rates

In a Connecticut PURA proceeding examining whether all hardship customers should be placed on Standard Service, the Retail Energy Supply Association proffered several alternatives to the extent PURA reaches a conclusion that hardship customers are not sufficiently benefiting from competitive retail supply options under today’s policies

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Nstar East Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Falling 20%

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for its Eastern Massachusetts service territory for the period beginning July 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Leader Of Newly Formed Group Pushing Energy Choice In Virginia To Take (Non-Energy) Post In Trump Administration

 

New York Municipal Aggregations Serving Poughkeepsie, Other Towns Select Retail Supplier, Posts Pricing

New York municipal aggregation Hudson Valley Community Power has selected a retail supplier for an opt-out municipal electricity aggregation covering the City of Poughkeepsie and several other New York municipalities in the Central Hudson Gas & Electric service area.

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Texas Senate Concurs On House Changes To Electricity Broker Regulation Bill -- Now Bill Heads To Governor

The Texas Senate today has concurred with amendments made by the House when the House recently passed SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent Undertaking Strategic Review For Two U.K. Retail Energy Suppliers, Including Potential Sale

 

PSC Fines Broker

A PSC has issued a civil penalty to ...

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Utility Withdraws Complaint, Says Cannot Identify Retail Market Entity To Name As Responsible For Alleged Misrepresentation

Ohio Power Company (AEP Ohio) has withdrawn a complaint filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio concerning alleged misrepresentations in the retail energy market, which had originally named as respondents "Energy Advisors", described by AEP Ohio as an Ohio-based LLC with its principal place of business in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as "John Does 1-20", as AEP Ohio now says it, "has been unable to locate the appropriate entity to name in its Complaint."

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Retail Supplier's Refund Report

 

ADK Solutions Receives Texas Electric Aggregator License

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. Receives Court Approval to Solicit Votes on Plan of Reorganization

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Budget Passed By House Encourages Retail Supplier Access To Customer Data

 

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy CEO Says Rate Hike May Be Needed

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Reports First Quarter Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Cooperatives Select Provider For 7 MW Of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy, Avoids Transmission-Related Demand Charges

 

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregator Marin Clean Energy Weighs Rate Hike

 

From 4/22: Revamped Energy Choice Coalition Formally Launches

Advisory Board Includes Retail Supplier CEO

The Energy Choice Coalition has formally launched and begun public facing activities

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From 4/30: Grant To New York Town Conditioned On Hitting Community Solar Enrollment Target

A New York town announced that if an enrollment target for a community solar program is hit, the town will receive a $25,000 sustainability grant.

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May 20

Updated: NRG Energy Agrees To Acquire Stream Energy's Retail Electricity And Natural Gas Business

Stream To Be "Exclusive Marketer" To The Retail Energy Business Acquired By NRG

NRG Energy, Inc. has agreed to acquire Stream Energy's retail electricity and natural gas business for ...

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Proposed First Notice Illinois Rules Include Broad Definition For In-Person Solicitation

Utility Price To Compare, History Must Be Included In Supplier's Disclosure Statement

"Rates" Can Not Change Under Contract Assigned To Another Supplier During "Remainder Of The Time Covered By The Agreement" (Variable Rate Problem)

Two Illinois ALJs have released a proposed first notice order concerning sales and marketing rules for the retail natural gas market. Unless otherwise noted, the proposed rules discussed below would apply only to residential and small commercial customers

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Texas Governor Signs Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity State Power Program

New Law Ends Gross Receipts Tax On Public School District Customers, Mandates REPs Pass-Through Savings

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 2263 which terminates the authority of the Texas General Land Office to sell retail electricity (currently done via a contracted REP, which is Cavallo Energy Texas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calpine) under the State Power Program

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Energy "Industry" Agrees To Ban On Low-Income Customer Shopping

 

PUC Discloses Retail Electric Suppliers Selected To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers, Price

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the retail electric suppliers awarded 100% of Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) load at each of the EDCs, via competitive procurement

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Retail Supplier Announces Corporate Partnership With Baltimore Orioles, Signage, Branding

A retail supplier today announced its corporate partnership with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Calif. PUC Approves Settlement On Changes To Rules Governing Direct Access Customer Relocations

The California PUC approved a settlement among direct access parties and the California utilities which revises certain procedures under the current form, timelines and tariff requirements that govern the processing of load relocation requests from existing electric service accounts served on direct access

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PECO Posts Final Update To Price To Compare For June 1; Both Residential, Small Commercial PTC Falling

PECO has posted its final actual Prices to Compare (PTC) for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: New York Utilities Urge "Swift" Action By PSC To Confirm Ability To Prohibit ESCOs Not Complying With Utilities' Cybersecurity Requirements From Access Utility Systems

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Sees Record Number Of Customers Switch Retail Suppliers In April

 

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RetailEnergyX: Con Edison Chief Touts Innovation, Customer Digital Experience

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Secured First Lien Notes

 

May 17

PECO Posts Final Update To Price To Compare For June 1; Both Residential, Small Commercial PTC Falling

PECO has posted its final actual Prices to Compare (PTC) for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Requiring Competitive Electricity Supply Program

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed H. 3659, which requires development of a program which is to allow large customers to direct their utility to purchase renewable energy from a competitive provider on the customer's behalf

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Nevada Bill Would Require Utilities To Propose Cap On Amount Of Competitive Supply Load In IRP

Would Only Allow Exits To Competitive Supply If PUC Finds That Exits Are, "In The Public Interest"

Would Restrict Shopping Decision To Annual Window

A new bill, S.B. 547, has been filed in Nevada which would revise the current provisions governing the ability of large customers to apply at the PUC to take competitive electric supply

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Just Energy: Not "Chasing" New Product Opportunities Through Acquisitions In Near-Term, Focused On Profitability Of Current Operations

During an earnings call yesterday, Just Energy Chief Executive Officer Patrick McCullough made the following comment in response to a question regarding whether Just Energy would pursue acquisitions similar to its acquisition of Filter Group

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RetailEnergyX: Opening Entergy Texas To Electric Choice Should Serve As Test Case Of Whether Retail Suppliers Can Really Go On The Offensive In Opening Markets

 

NY Senate Energy Chair: New York Retail Market "Not Going To Be The Best Opportunity"

New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Chairman of the Senate's Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, said during DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum that, "I think that the retail [energy] market is probably not going to be the best opportunity in the state of New York."

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Retail Supplier Raises Minimum Credit Threshold For Customers

During an earnings call, in discussing reduced bad debt expense in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019, Just Energy executives said that the company has taken actions to align credit scores in the proper channels to be at the optimal value

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RetailEnergyX: Singapore Retail Energy Supplier Challenges Customer Intertia With Mock Old Phone Booth
--- Compares Energy Shopping To Moving On From Phone Booths, "Brick Phones"

 

To Stop Bad Behavior, RESA President Encourages Regulators To Ban, From The Market, Retail Suppliers Who Violate Rules

Urges Suppliers: If You See Bad Behavior, "Call It Out"

During a panel at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Matt White, General Counsel at IGS Energy and President of the Retail Energy Supply Association, said that regulators have not enforced retail energy rules vigorously enough, and that banning one or two suppliers for violations would shut any abusive behavior down quickly.

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Retail Energy CEO: "If Customers Get Screwed All The Time, They'll Re-regulate"

Speaking during a panel at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Gregory Craig, CEO of Griddy, said that, "if customers get screwed all the time, they'll re-regulate."

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Retail Supplier CEO: Higher Retail Market Entry, Qualification Standards Would Eliminate A Lot Of Bad Actors

During a panel at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Rich Blaser, CEO of Infinite Energy, said that more rigorous standards for being licensed as a retail supplier would eliminate, "a lot of bad actors."

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC: Summer Electric Supply Prices Expected to Stay Near Historically Low Levels, In Part Due To Utility Supply Hedging

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Broadly Affirms Rule Providing That Storage In RTOs Should Be Charged LMPs For Energy Charging For Resale

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Modifies Standby And Buyback Service Rate Design, Establishes Optional Demand-Based Rates

 

From 5/16: Texas House Passes Electric Broker Regulation Bill (Version Differs From Senate)

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

The Texas House has passed a committee substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Pushes For Passage Of Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Renewals; Recording Of Entire Sales Pitch

 

May 16

Texas House Passes Electric Broker Regulation Bill (Version Differs From Senate)

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

The Texas House has passed a committee substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Undergoes Change In Ownership

A Texas REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to reflect a change in ownership

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Updated: Just Energy Reports Highest-Ever Gross Margin Per Consumer RCE Added, Called "Sweet Spot"

Fiscal 2019 Annual Gross Margin Also A Record

Just Energy Reports "Very Competitive Market" For C&I Customers, Aggressive Competitor Pricing

Just Energy To Dispose Of Retail Energy Businesses In Three International Markets

Just Energy will dispose of its businesses in Germany, Ireland and Japan

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Retail Energy Regulator Urges Suppliers To Speak Out Against Bad Actors In Market, If Markets Are To Be Sustained, Grown

"It Takes One Bad Story To Set Everything Back", Commissioner Says

Speaking during a town hall at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Illinois Commerce Commissioner Sadzi Oliva encouraged retail energy suppliers to speak out against bad actors in the market if they hope to sustain and grow retail energy markets

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Adopts Staff Recommendations On Allocation Of Transmission Charges To Default Service

 

Former PUC Commissioner: Without Robust Set Of Consumer Protections, Regulators Won't Allow Electric Industry To Be As Competitive In Future

PUCs Will Give Regulated Utilities Greater Role In Consumer Protection If Consumer Harm Persists

Speaking at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Carla Peterman, former Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission, said that if greater consumer protections are not adopted, the retail electric industry of the future will have less of an opportunity for competition and an increased role for regulated utilities in consumer protection

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NRG Energy Objects To Allegedly "Misleading" Name Of Texas Aggregator

NRG Energy, Inc. ("NRG"), on its own behalf and on behalf of the retail electric providers (REPs") and power generation companies ("PGCs") it owns and operates in Texas, filed an objection to the application of ...

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Arizona Chairman: ACC Needs To Hear Retail Energy Success Stories For Choice To Be Adopted

Notes Utility Representatives' Presence Before Commissioners, Urges Suppliers To Be More Active

During a town hall at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Burns said that regulators in Arizona need to hear retail energy success stories for electric choice to move forward.

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Summer Energy Parent Reports Profit, Compressed Unit Margins On Shift To C&I Market

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. reported net income of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: More Nevada Customers May Negotiate For Lower Rates From NV Energy Rather Than Take Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker Regulation Bill Passes To Third Reading In House

 

May 15

Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquires Company Providing Integration Of Distributed Resources Into Wholesale Markets

Acquisition, "Paves The Path Toward Realizing The Stacked-Value Stream Potential Of Energy Storage," Company Says

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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Updated: EDF Trading Takes Equity Stake In Griddy Under Strategic Partnership

Investment Will Allow For Expansion Beyond Texas

Griddy Energy has signed a strategic partnership with EDF Trading Ltd (EDF), a subsidiary of the EDF Group, which includes an equity investment by EDF into Griddy

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Start-up Natural Gas Supplier Expanding To Retail Electricity

A start-up, which entered several retail natural gas markets last year, is expanding to retail electricity sales

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PSC Staff Seek Show Cause Orders Against Three Retail Suppliers For Alleged Slamming, Misleading Statements

Staff of the Maryland PSC, in separately filed complaints, have requested that the Commission issue show cause orders to three retail suppliers alleging instances of slamming and misleading statements

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Exec Joins Energy Service Provider Serving Master Planned Communities

 

Maryland Storage Working Group Files Revised "Proof of Regulatory Concept" Storage Proposals, Still Include Models With Utility Ownership, Operation

The Maryland PC 44 energy storage working group has filed a revised Proof of Regulatory Concept Program Proposal which is intended, "to test innovative regulatory and business models for energy storage."

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D.C. PSC Sets Townhall On Grid Modernization Report (Dynamic Pricing, Data Access, Utility Offerings)

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Bill Prohibiting TDUs From Owning Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Medical Center Selects REP Affiliate For Microgrid, Back-up Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Sell Equity Interests In Two Power Plants

 

May 14

Updated: EDF Trading Takes Equity Stake In Griddy Under Strategic Partnership

Investment Will Allow For Expansion Beyond Texas

Griddy Energy has signed a strategic partnership with EDF Trading Ltd (EDF), a subsidiary of the EDF Group, which includes an equity investment by EDF into Griddy

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Gexa, NextEra Energy Services Name Retail Energy Veteran As VP and General Manager Of C&I Business

A retail energy vet has joined Gexa and NextEra Energy Services as Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial & Industrial business

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PSC Staff Says Utility's Default Service Cost Proposal Places Retail Suppliers At Disadvantage

Staff of the Maryland PSC said in comments to the Commission that a proposal from Pepco to recover certain transmission costs would place retail electric suppliers at a disadvantage

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PSC Staff Oppose Cap On Default Service Rate Increase Sought By Utility

Maryland PSC Staff have opposed a cap on an SOS rate increase at the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)

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Massachusetts Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Falling 16-18%

Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2019

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ComEd Files Revised Purchased Electricity Charges, Transmission Rates For Period Beginning June 1, 2019

Commonwealth Edison has filed an update to the new electric supply rates Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs) for the period beginning June 1, 2019, as well as the new bypassable transmission charges

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Retail Supplier Customers Paid $1 Million More Than Default Service In Feb. 2019

 

Texas ALJ Revises Suspension Date For New Oncor DCRF Charges, Sets Date As Sept. 1, As Requested By Retail Providers

As requested by retail electric providers, a Texas ALJ has revised the suspension date for Oncor's proposed updates to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service

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RetailEnergyX: Las Vegas Sands To Keep Venetian Resort On NV Energy Utility Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: AMS Announces Solar and Storage Partnership with 38 Degrees North and John Hancock

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker Regulation Bill Placed On House General State Calendar

 

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RetailEnergyX: Findings In Preliminary Report From SFPUC Staff "Support" San Francisco Takeover Of PG&E Assets

 

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RetailEnergyX: More U.K. Retail Suppliers Report Customer Losses, Hit From Price Cap

 

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RetailEnergyX: Freedom Energy Logistics Makes Donation Toward Children’s Scholarship Fund NH

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/9: Democrats Seek To Federally Regulate Retail Electric Suppliers Via National Clean Energy Standard

 

May 13

Texas Retail Electric Provider Names New Senior Manager, Operations

A Texas REP recently named ...

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Updated: Chris Hendrix Among Retail Energy Vets Launching New Texas REP, Will Focus On Providing Customers With Wholesale Market Access

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on April 17, several electric industry veterans, including Chris Hendrix, are launching a new Texas retail electric provider

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Centrica Reports Customer Growth In North American Consumer Business

Cites Higher Power Net Margins Versus Year-Ago, Negative Impact From Warmer Weather, In Trading Update

Centrica issued a trading statement in which the company said, "Centrica’s operational performance has been largely in line with the Company’s expectations in the first four months of 2019."

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Crius Earnings Lower On Solar Exit, Merger Costs; Retail Energy Adjusted Earnings Higher

Customer Count Decreases On Margin Discipline, Movement Away From Municipal Aggregation

Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy", the "Company", or the "Trust") today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Bill On Consumer Protections For Distributed Generation (Omits Problematic Language Prohibiting Retail Provider Early Termination Fees, And Other REP Mandates)
--- Bill Sets Disclosures For Distributed Generation Sales, Leases, PPAs

 

PSC Staff Seeks Show Cause Order Against Retail Supplier Due To Three Alleged Instances Of Slamming, One Alleged Instance Of Misrepresentation As Utility

Staff of the Public Service Commission of Maryland ("Staff') filed a complaint pursuant to Section 20.07.03 of the Code of Maryland Regulations ("COMAR") requesting that the Commission issue an order directing that ...

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PSC Staff Seeks Show Cause Order Against Retail Provider Due To Three Alleged Instances Of Slamming, One In Which 'Wet' Signature Could Not Be Produced

Staff of the Public Service Commission of Maryland ("Staff') filed a complaint pursuant to Section 20.07.03 of the Code of Maryland Regulations ("COMAR") requesting that the Commission issue an order directing that ...

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Proposed Order Would Grant Utility Authority For CSRs To Discuss Retail Supplier's Rate, Price To Compare Information During Customer Calls

A proposed decision from an Illinois ALJ would grant a petition for a declaratory order from Commonwealth Edison that would find that ComEd's proposed policy of directing its customer service representatives (CSRs) to discuss certain Price To Compare (PTC) information during customer calls is permitted under applicable regulations

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RetailEnergyX: New Electric Rates For NOPEC Aggregation Customers

 

Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine Corporation reported earnings today for the first quarter of 2019 (three months ended March 31, 2019)

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BGE Files Revised Generation Rates On Further Update To SOS Admin. Charge, Also Files New Bypassable Transmission, Reconciliation Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed a further revision to the "Total Generation Rate" for residential and Type I SOS customers for the period October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and Type II SOS customers for the period June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. BGE also filed an updated bypassable transmission rate and bypassable Rider 8 (reconciliation)

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CenterPoint-TDU Schedules Retail Electric Provider Workshop

Smart Meter Texas Market Holding Workshop For REPs

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has issued a save-the-date for its 2019 Competitive Retailer workshop

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: British Retail Energy Woes Weigh On E.ON, Centrica

 

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RetailEnergyX: RESA: Connecticut Customers Could Have Saved $56 Million By Shopping For Retail Electric Supplier During Q1

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected For Solar By Calif. School District

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Staff Issue Proposed EV Infrastructure, Charging Station policy Statement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Says Retail Supplier Failed To Pay Feed-in Tariff Generators, Threatens To Revoke License

 

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RetailEnergyX: CDPQ And Lightsource BP Form £150 Million Solar Financing Platform

 

May 10

Crius Earnings Lower On Solar Exit, Merger Costs; Retail Energy Adjusted Earnings Higher

Customer Count Decreases On Margin Discipline, Movement Away From Municipal Aggregation

Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy", the "Company", or the "Trust") today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2019

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Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine Corporation reported earnings today for the first quarter of 2019 (three months ended March 31, 2019)

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Retail Energy Vets Join Broker As Directors, National Energy Portfolio

A broker announced that ...

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Updated: New York Court of Appeals Affirms PSC Authority To Cap ESCO Rates

The State of New York Court of Appeals has affirmed the New York PSC's authority to place a cap on ESCO pricing

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Settlement Reached To Set Amount Of New Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers To Recover Hurricane Restoration Costs At AEP Texas Central

REPs Would Be Subject To Billing And Collection Standards For New Nonbypassable Rider

AEP Texas Inc. (AEP Texas) and the Staff (Staff) of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) have reached a settlement concerning establishment of a financing order to securitize the distribution-related system restoration costs incurred by AEP Texas due to Hurricane Harvey and other weather-related events in AEP Texas Central Division’s service territory.

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South Carolina House Concurs With Senate Amendments On Requiring Competitive Electricity Supply Program, Bill Enrolled

The South Carolina House has concurred with Senate amendments to H. 3659, which requires development of a program which would allow large customers to direct their utility to purchase renewable energy from a competitive provider on the customer's behalf, as the bill has now passed both houses and has been enrolled

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Reaches Agreement With Iroquois To Enhance Gas Deliverability For New York City

 

Texas PUC Won't Consider As Part Of CenterPoint-TDU Rate Case Application To Install Voltage-Regulation Battery Assets

PUC Also Won't Consider CEHE Proposal For Additional Allowance For Facility Extensions To Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a preliminary order in CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE, or CenterPoint), LLC's newly filed rate case.

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First In EnergyChoiceMatters.com (5/7): Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Not Immediate, Subject To Working Group

Retail Suppliers Not Granted Disconnection Authority

The Maryland PSC today issued an order providing that, "supplier consolidated billing for retail electric and gas supply customers is authorized in Maryland"

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Pa. PUC Approves RFP, Tariffs For Default Service Time Of Use Options

The Pennsylvania PUC approved PPL Electric's tariff and RFP to implement a Time of Use generation rate option for non-shopping customers, to be supplied by wholesale suppliers

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Texas PUC Formally Maintains ERCOT Reliability Deployment Price Adder If LCAP Triggered, Adopts Discrete Scarcity Pricing Rule Changes

The Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a written order on discrete changes to its scarcity pricing rules, in which the Commission held that the operating reserve demand curve and the real time reliability deployment price adder shall remain in place in the ERCOT market even when the low system wide offer cap (LCAP) is triggered (when peaker net margin is reached)

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Alternative Ratemaking Bill Amended So That Competitive Supply Customers Share Same Distribution Cost Benefits As Utility Supply Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Acquire Anadarko

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Settlement Levying $185,000 In Penalties And Refunds On Company To Resolve Alleged Service As Retail Provider Without PUC Certificate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Amounts For Merger Credits Provided To Retail Electric Providers At AEP

 

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RetailEnergyX: Acquisition of InfraREIT by Oncor Approved By Texas PUC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: SunPower Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Energy Minister Announces Wholesale "Price Target"

 

May 9

Updated: New York Court of Appeals Affirms PSC Authority To Cap ESCO Rates

The State of New York Court of Appeals has affirmed the New York PSC's authority to place a cap on ESCO pricing

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RetailEnergyX: ESCO Affiliate Launches New Energy Procurement Platform Providing Optimal Term, Rate Structure From Market Data Points
--- Touted As Replacing "Opaque", "Arbitrary" Current Process Dominated By Brokers

 

South Carolina Senate Passes Amended Bill Requiring Competitive Electricity Supply Program

Bill Returns To House

The South Carolina Senate has passed an amended version of H. 3659 which requires development of a program which would allow large customers to direct their utility to purchase renewable energy from a competitive provider on the customer's behalf.

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Pepco Residential SOS Generation Rate To Increase 20% In October

Small C&I Rate To Increase 6%

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Democrats Seek To Federally Regulate Retail Electric Suppliers

 

South Jersey Industries Reports Earnings For Retail Energy Marketing Segment

South Jersey Industries (SJI) reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Customer Says Retail Supplier Charged Over $20,000 More Than Default Service Over Past Decade

 

UI Residential Default Service Rate To Decrease 20%

Small C&I Rate To Decrease 16%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning July 1, 2019

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Utilities Report Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power reported that the following companies will serve Standard Service load for the second half of 2019:

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Delmarva-Md. SOS Energy Supply Rate To Increase 6% In October For Residential, Small C&I Customers

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tucson Electric Power To Join CAISO Western Energy Imbalance Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Agway Energy Services Parent Reports Revenue From Electric, Gas Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Broker Named "Business Leader of the Year" By Conference of Mayors

 

May 8

Texas Retail Provider Issues Cease And Desist Letter To Start-up REP Over Start-up's Allegedly Misleading Name

Existing REP alleges start-up's name is duplicative

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Small Commercial Prices To Compare Falling 13-17%

Several FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Residential PTCs Falling 10%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2019

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New ERCOT CDR Forecasts Increased Reserve Margin For 2021, Above 15%

ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June – September), a preliminary assessment for fall and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report.

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Bank's App To Allow Customers To Compare, Switch Retail Energy Suppliers

 

Groups Form New Coalition To Reform Virginia Electric Industry, Adopt Retail Electric Competition

Groups Call For Phase Out Of Capacity Market

A new group, the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition, has been formed to advocate for electric industry reforms in Virginia, including the introduction of retail electric competition

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Retail Supplier Voluntarily Suspends Marketing, Enrollments In State Pending Investigation Settlement Discussions

Another Supplier Suspends All Direct-Marketing To Residential Customers In State During Investigation's Pendency

In seeking stay of a procedural schedule in a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio investigation proceeding, Verde Energy USA Ohio, LLC stated that it has voluntarily agreed to immediately take steps to cease marketing retail electricity and gas to Ohio residents and cease enrolling new retail electricity and gas customers in Ohio.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell And Convergent Announce Joint Venture To Offer Energy Storage Solutions To Large Customers In Ontario

 

Group Of New York Municipal Aggregations Selects Retail Supplier, Rates Posted

Group selects ESCO for several aggregations

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MPower Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

MPower Energy has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Selects Provider For Nearly 50 Solar PPAs In Five States

 

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RetailEnergyX: Moody's Assigns Investment Grade Credit Rating To Opt-out Municipal Aggregation
--- Moody's Notes Rating Reflects "Captive" Customer Base

 

Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Not Immediate, Subject To Working Group

Retail Suppliers Not Granted Disconnection Authority

The Maryland PSC today issued an order providing that, "supplier consolidated billing for retail electric and gas supply customers is authorized in Maryland"

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RetailEnergyX: Some ERCOT Power Prices Hit $2,380/MWh On May 7

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Says Three Mile Island Unit 1 To Shut Down by September 30, 2019

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Cites Lower Unit Margins From Competitive Intensity In Reporting Earnings For Natural Gas Marketer

 

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Cutting 400+ Jobs In Retail Energy Segment, Citing Competitive Intensity, Market Conditions

 

May 7

Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Not Immediate, Subject To Working Group

Retail Suppliers Not Granted Disconnection Authority

The Maryland PSC today issued an order providing that, "supplier consolidated billing for retail electric and gas supply customers is authorized in Maryland"

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Gamifcation, Customer Engagement Company To Become Retail Energy Supplier

A gamifcation company will launch a retail supply business

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CFO Departing Retail Supplier

A CFO is departing a retail supplier

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Great Eastern Energy Dropping Additional Customers To Default Service

GEE informed its channel partners that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Start-up Texas REP Awarded $100,000 Investment In Cleantech Challenge

 

Updated: Spark Energy Reports Higher Earnings On Improved Unit Margins

Spark Ramping Up Organic Growth

Updated with new data, details

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SouthStar Parent Reports Increase In Competitive Retail Customer Count, Favorable Margins

Southern Company, the ultimate parent of SouthStar Energy Services and related retail energy brands, recently reported earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019.

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Monthly Net Loss In Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Again Approaches 10,000 Customers

PPL Sees Large Spike In Net Residential Migration Decline

After March saw a slowing in the net loss of residential electric customers on competitive supply in Pennsylvania, April saw the monthly net decline in residential electric shoppers once again approach 10,000 customers, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Wholesale Power Marketer Names New President

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Launches Solar Plus Storage Offering In New Jersey

 

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RetailEnergyX: Veolia To Acquire Remaining Stake In New England Power Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Long Beach, CA Considering Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: UGI Reports Results For Midstream & Marketing Segment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Akamai Technologies To Power Dallas Data Center With Wind Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes, Cash Tender Offer For Notes Due 2024

 

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RetailEnergyX: Kiwi Energy Makes Donation To Ohio City Bicycle Co-op

 

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RetailEnergyX: EVgo To Use 100% Renewable Energy To Power EV Fast Charging Network

 

May 6

Great Eastern Energy Dropping Additional Customers To Default Service

GEE informed its channel partners that ...

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Spark Energy Reports Higher Earnings On Improved Margins

Spark Ramping Up Organic Growth

Spark Energy, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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Retail Supplier Exiting Business, Assigning Customers

A retail supplier is exiting the business

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Regulator Proposes Making Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Available To Entities Other Than Political Subdivisions (HOAs, Community, Business Groups)

Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Bob Burns has asked that several topics be discussed at a workshop devoted to retail electric competition this summer, including community choice aggregation (CCA) and allowing entities other than political subdivisions to engage in CCA.

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Genie Energy Expects To Bring On First Texas Customers This Month Under Soft Launch

Genie Energy Reports Customer Growth

Domestic Earnings Higher On Margin Improvement

Genie Energy reported customer growth and higher Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019.

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small Business Default Service Rate Decreasing 20%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2019 to December 2019, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2019 to September 2019

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Draft Calif. Decision Would Determine Schedule For New Direct Access Load, Allocation To Wait List Customers

Draft Addresses Proposed Cap On Direct Access Load Within Community Choice Aggregations, Sought By CCA Group

The California PUC has issued a proposed decision which would address various facets of the statutory increase in direct access (DA) load of 4,000 gigawatt-hours

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RetailEnergyX: Governor Signs SB517/HB689 on Consumer Education and Commission Website Posting

 

Dominion Reports Competitive Retail Customer Count

In reporting earnings, Dominion reported its competitive retail natural gas customer count, which now includes customers from SCANA Energy, which Dominion acquired in the previously reported and closed acquisition of SCANA

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CNRG Group Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

-- Inertia Resources Receives Another New License

License Briefs

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Regulator Affirms Direction That Retail Suppliers Obtain Meter Read Date From Customers, Use Info In Enrollment Process And Communication Of Start Date To Customers, Denies Retail Suppliers' Motion

Regulator Discusses Enforcement

The Connecticut PURA denied a motion from the Retail Energy Supply Association which had asked PURA to reconsider several directives PURA issued in a recent ruling, including the requirement for suppliers to obtain meter read dates from customers, and to communicate a specific start date for service to customers.

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PSC Proposes New Rule Requiring Retail Suppliers To Report On Contracts Exempt From New Higher RPS Requirements

The District of Columbia PSC has issued proposed rule changes to implement recent revisions to the RPS law, including a new reporting requirement concerning contracts exempt from any RPS increases.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Passes Bill Making It Harder For Initiatives To Appear On Ballot (Energy Choice)

 

Dayton Power & Light Files Revised June 1 Default Service Rates

Dayton Power & Light has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio revisions to the recently filed new Standard Offer Rates (SOR) for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Granted More Time To Gather Support For Revised Reorganization Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Accepts PJM Peak Shaving Adjustment Proposal

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves $7 Million Settlement With Generator

 

May 3

Promo For New Texas Retail Provider: "You're Screwed" On Current Plans In Market

"Not Your Parents' Utility": Clean Energy Start-Up, Led By Former CEO Of Multi-National Wind Generation Developer, Receives Texas REP Certificate

Authorized To Use Trade Names "Texas Power Outlet", "Green Energy Exchange"

Will Offer Direct Access To Wholesale Market, Energy Management Tools

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted

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Vistra Energy (TXU, Dynegy Parent) Reports Higher Retail Adjusted EBITDA

Vistra CEO Does Not Expect Further Retail M&A In 2019, Harder To Say Beyond This Year

Vistra Sees A "Bit Of Attrition" In ERCOT Retail, Reports Customer Year-Over-Year Growth

Vistra Energy, the parent of various retail energy brands including TXU Energy and Dynegy, reported Adjusted EBITDA for its Retail segment of $257 million for the first quarter of 2019, up from $194 million a year ago

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Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Bill With Revised Language That Would Regulate Brokers, Require Registration With PUCT

The Texas House State Affairs Committee has reported favorably a substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Substitute For Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Bill Now Applies Renewable Energy Compliance Reduction To Retail Suppliers As Well As Utilities
--- Substitute Allows EDUs To Offer Renewable Energy Services To Customers

 

Texas Senate Passes Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity (Already Passed House)

Bill Ends Gross Receipts Tax On Public School District Customers, Mandates REPs Pass-Through Savings

The Texas Senate has passed without amendments HB 2263 which would terminate the authority of the Texas General Land Office to sell retail electricity (currently done via a contracted REP) under the State Power Program

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Utility Files To Decrease Residential Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC proposed new POR discount rates to be effective June 1, 2019

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Summer Energy Launches In New State

Summer Energy Ohio is now actively pricing and transacting retail electric commercial sales in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Two New Class Action Settlements Announced For Customers Who Purchased Competitive Gas Supply (Antitrust Litigation)

 

Rushmore Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

• ADK Solutions Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator License
• Texas REP Certificate Relinquished

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Updated: NRG Reports Retail Volumes, Drivers Of Economic Gross Margin Decrease

A 10-Q for NRG disclosed further details concerning earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 (Q1 2019).

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Announces Strategic Review Of Microbusiness Energy Market

 

Illinois Discloses Prices From Capacity Procurement For Default Service Customers Starting in 2020

The Illinois Power Agency has posted results from a procurement of capacity for default service customers at Ameren Illinois

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May 2

AEP Texas Files To Consolidate Central, North Division Rates Into Single Rate Applicable To Both Territories

Proposes New Inadvertent Gain Fee Applicable To Retail Electric Providers

Would End Demand Ratchet For Secondary >10 kW Customers For Distribution Charge

New Rates Reduce Flat Monthly Charges Applicable To Residential Customers

Proposes To Refund Tax Savings To REPs Via Percent Discount Rather Than Per-Unit Refund

Seeks Authorization To Continue Offering Facilities Rental Service, A Competitive Energy Service

AEP Texas has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas a rate case to establish new base rates and make other changes, which would include the consolidation of the Central and North division revenue requirements into a single requirement, resulting in a single rate applicable to both service areas.

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NRG Expects Higher ERCOT Volatility To Create Opportunity To Acquire Small, Mid-Sized Customer Books "At Value"

During an earnings call this morning, Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer, discussed potential summer volatility in the ERCOT market as providing an opportunity to acquire retail customer books

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EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced that they will host an interactive workshop at the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale on Tuesday, May 14th at 9 AM open to all DNV GL Energy Executive Forum attendees.

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Texas Senate Passes Substitute Bill On Consumer Protections For Distributed Generation Which Omits Problematic Language Prohibiting Retail Provider Early Termination Fees, And Other REP Mandates

Bill Sets Disclosures For Distributed Generation Sales, Leases, PPAs

The Texas Senate approved SB 2066, in the form of a committee substitute, which would establish certain disclosure requirements for distributed renewable generation, for residential and small commercial customers

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Retail Supplier Seeks To Intervene In PUC's Investigation Of Another Supplier

A retail supplier moved to intervene in a recently opened proceeding at a PUC concerning alleged violations of various marketing rules by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Reports Gross Margin From Planned New Electric Sales Executed In Q1

 

PUCO Approves Separate Settlements With Two Retail Suppliers Which Includes Over $35,000 In Forfeitures

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved without modification separate settlements between PUCO Staff and ...

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BGE October Residential, Type I SOS Rates To Increase 10%

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and Type II SOS rates for the period June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.

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Another Las Vegas Resort Seeks To Take Competitive Electric Supply, Provider Named

Two Blackbirds Hospitality Management LLC applied at the Nevada PUC to take competitive electric supply for a new resort property being constructed in Las Vegas: The Drew Las Vegas

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Reports Volumes For WGL Retail Energy Marketing Business

 

Illinois Senate Passes Bill Which Would Generally Ban Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers

--- Requires Affirmative Consent For Certain Renewals

--- Prohibits Termination Fees On Time Of Use Rate Plans

--- Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

--- Requires Disclosure Of PTC In Marketing

--- Requires Utility Supply Rate On Supplier Bills

--- Adopts Switch Block Mechanism

The Illinois Senate has passed SB0651, which contains various revisions to statutes governing retail electric and natural gas marketing.

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NRG Reports Lower Retail Adjusted EBITDA On Higher Supply Costs

Reports On Contribution From Margin Enhancement Program

Reports Retail Customer Growth

In reporting earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019, NRG reported that its Retail segment posted ...

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PPL Residential Price To Compare To Increase 8%

Small Commercial PTC Declining 14%

PPL Electric has posted Prices to Compare for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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NRG To Return Inactive Texas Natural Gas Power Plant To Service

NRG Energy, Inc. said that it expects to return to service its inactive ...

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Green Group Now Opposing Florida Electric Choice Had Proposed Business Arrangement To Campaign For Proposal

 

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of NY Utility Operator Offering "WorryFree" Home Repair, Protection Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: Titan Energy New England Advises School On Rooftop Solar Installation

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/18: Hanwha Group Sub. Seeks Australia Retail Supplier License (Follows License In Texas)

 

May 1

Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquires Broker

Proceeds Disclosed

A broker has been sold to ...

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New York Utilities Seek To Offer Renewable Gas To Customers

Propose Utility Ownership Of Assets Related To Geothermal Heating

Seek Increased Marketing For Program Under Which Utilities Offer Energy Management Services To Large Customers

Seek New CIS To Support New Customer Programs And Rate Options

Consolidated Billing Charge Updated

Two LDCs have filed rate cases with the New York PSC

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Start-up Texas Retail Provider Receives License, Will Offer AI/Machine Learning Optimized Wholesale Pass-Through Subscription Service

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity Advances To Full Senate

 

The Only Retail Provider In Texas Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments Is Now Listing Offers On Power To Choose

Details Forthcoming Real-Time Product, Home Energy Control Station

The only Texas retail electric provider that accepts cryptocurrencies as payment has begun listing offers on the Power to Choose site

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BGE Files New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed proposed updated purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates for electricity and natural gas, to be effective June 1, 2019

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Energy Systems Exec Joins Texas-based Energy Procurement Advisory Firm To Lead Research and Product Design Group

An energy systems executive has joined ...

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Energy Advisors LLC Says Utility Complaint Concerning Retail Energy Marketing Named Wrong Company, Denies Allegations

Energy Advisors LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio said that a complaint filed by AEP Ohio against the company identified the wrong company as the company engaged in the alleged behavior leading to the complaint, and denied all of the allegations in the complaint

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Regulator Issues Order Prohibiting Retail Supplier From Marketing, Enrolling New Customers Via Any Means Other Than Online Enrollments, For Six Months

Imposes $1.5 Million Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier

Supplier is prohibited from accepting new residential customers and/or marketing to residential customers via any means other than online enrollments for six months

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Start-up Broker Led By Market Vets Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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AEP Ohio Residential Energy, Capacity Rate Decreasing

Small Commercial Energy, Capacity Rate Increasing

AEP Ohio has filed with PUCO updated rates for the Generation Energy Rider and Generation Capacity Rider, effective June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Completes Sale of Franchise Home Services Business, Clockwork, Inc

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica’s Local Energy Market Trial Completes Battery Installation In 100 Cornish Homes

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Reports Reduced Losses From Broker-Consultant

 

From 4/30 Texas Aggregation Achieves 3¢/kWh For Renewable Power

Adopts New Brand

A large aggregation announced that it ...

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RetailEnergyX: Atlantis Casino To Remain On NV Energy Bundled Service, Withdraws Competitive Supply Application

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Announces Solar Project At Calif. Medical Campus

 

From 4/22: Leadership Of Florida Senate, House Oppose Inclusion Of Electric Choice Initiative On Ballot

Leadership Says Initiative Violates Ballot Requirements

Leadership of the Florida Senate and House have filed briefs with the state's Supreme Court opposing inclusion of the proposed electric choice constitutional amendment initiative on the 2020 ballot, arguing that the initiative violates requirements to be on the ballot, such as the single subject rule, and also arguing that the initiative ballot summary is, "misleading."

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/18: Hanwha Group Sub. Seeks Australia Retail Supplier License (Follows License In Texas)

 

From 4/29: NEM Says Latest New York Utilities Cybersecurity Petition Can't Cure Procedural Deficiencies

The National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the New York PSC concerning a February petition from the joint utilities, which sought to "confirm" the previously adopted Data Security Agreement ('DSA') and its accompanying Self-Attestation ('SA') under the business-to-business process was appropriate, cannot be used to cure procedural deficiencies in the original creation of the DSA and SA

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April 30

Texas Retail Provider Offering Free Electricity Three Days A Week (3-Day Weekends)

Also Launches Free Mornings & Nights Plan

A REP has launched a new Texas residential electricity plan (Free 3 Day Weekends) that provides free electricity from 12 a.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday

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Texas Aggregation Achieves 3¢/kWh For Renewable Power

Adopts New Brand

A large aggregation announced that it ...

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Ameren Small Commercial Electric Supply Rate Falling 13%

New Electric Supply Rates Filed

Ameren has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission new Retail Purchased Electricity Charges (electric supply rates) for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Floor Amendment To Retail Energy Bill Would Adopt Switch Block
--- Prohibit Termination Fees On Time Of Use Rate Plans

 

 

Grant To New York Town Conditioned On Hitting Community Solar Enrollment Target

A New York town announced that if an enrollment target for a community solar program is hit, the town will receive a $25,000 sustainability grant.

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Regulator Approves Consolidation Of Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

New Rates Set

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at Nstar (Eversource), effective May 1, 2019.

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Regulator Approves 50% Increase In Residential POR Discount At National Grid (Rate Jumps To Over 2.5%)

Commercial Discount Falls 20%

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at National Grid, effective May 1, 2019.

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All American Power & Gas Receives Supplier License In New State
• United Metro Energy Services Corp. Receives New Supplier License

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-Based Broker-Consultant Opens New Office

 

New York Utilities Receive Further Extension To File Terms And Conditions For Green Button Connect Access

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted an extension to

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Announces New Interactive Energy Choice Migration Stats Page

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Establishes Default Market Offer (Price Caps)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Orders Automatic Compensation For "Erroneous Switches", Delayed Refunds

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. State Climate Action Plan Recommends Maintaining Current Nuclear Generation Levels, Increased Utility-Scale Solar, Wind

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dallas Fed Looks At Solar In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/29: Report: SSE Approaches Telecom, Cable Giant About Sale Of £1bn European Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

April 29

Large New York ESCO Ending Service To Assistance Program Customers, Withdraws Waiver

An ESCO has elected to no longer serve customers who are Assistance Program Participants (APP) customers in New York.

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ComEd Residential, Small Commercial Electric Supply Rate To Decrease 13% On June 1

Commonwealth Edison has filed new electric supply rates Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs) for the period beginning June 1, 2019, as well as new bypassable transmission charges

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Illinois Posts Prices, Suppliers Under Default Service Procurement At ComEd, Ameren

Illinois has posted prices and winning suppliers from the Illinois Power Agency's spring 2019 procurement of block energy supplies for default service customers at Commonwealth Edison, Ameren, and MidAmerican Energy Company

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RetailEnergyX: Report: SSE Approaches Telecom, Cable Giant About Sale Of £1bn European Retail Supplier

 

NEM Says Latest New York Utilities Cybersecurity Petition Can't Cure Procedural Deficiencies

The National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the New York PSC concerning a February petition from the joint utilities, which sought to "confirm" the previously adopted Data Security Agreement ('DSA') and its accompanying Self-Attestation ('SA') under the business-to-business process was appropriate, cannot be used to cure procedural deficiencies in the original creation of the DSA and SA

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RetailEnergyX: Total Enrolling 150,000 Retail Energy Customers Per Month In France As Company Reiterates Previously Reported Retail Focus

 

New York Utilities Seek Further Extension To File Terms And Conditions For Green Button Connect Access

The New York joint utilities have sought a further extension for the filing of Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Suppliers Fund Independent In-Home Service Advising Vulnerable Customers On Energy Costs, Best Rates

 

Texas QSE To Pay $25,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $25,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: New CEO Named For Business Unit Overseeing Retail Supplier, Energy Services Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts Zonal Allocation of 2019/2020 Excess Commitment Credits To LSEs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Rebranding After Merger

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York ISO Files To Implement New Locational Operating Reserves Region For New York City (Zone J)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff Says CenterPoint-TDU Storage Proposal Should Not Be Addressed In Rate Case

 

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RetailEnergyX: South Australia Government To Seek Electricity Supplies For Entire Load From Market After Project Failure

 

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RetailEnergyX: Spring Power & Gas Provides Donation To Bethesda Green's Leadership Academy

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/24: Con Edison Reaches Agreement For Expanded Natural Gas Capacity In Westchester

 

April 26

Retail Energy Vet Joins Renewable Energy Marketer As VP Of Sales

A retail energy vet has joined a renewable energy marketer

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Texas Committee Substitute Bill On Consumer Protections For Distributed Generation Removes Problematic Language Prohibiting Retail Provider Early Termination Fees, And Other REP Mandates

Bill Sets Disclosures For Distributed Generation Sales, Leases, PPAs

The Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee has reported favorably a substitute for SB 2066, which would establish certain disclosure requirements for distributed renewable generation, for residential and small commercial customers

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Cryptocurrency, Blockchain-Focused Texas Retail Provider Receives Authority To Collect Customer Deposits And Advance Payments

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Staff Set Date For Release Of Proposed Revisions To Retail Electric Competition Rules

 

PUC Imposes New Annual Fee On Retail Suppliers

Considers Whether To Assess Unique Fees To Suppliers In Future Based On Number Of Complaints

A PUC has adopted a new fee on retail suppliers

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Potomac Edison Small Commercial SOS Rates Falling 15%, New Non-Residential Rates Filed

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for Type I customers for the periods beginning June 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019, and new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Denies More Retail Supplier Out-Of-State Solar REC Grandfathering Requests

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Reports Higher Profitability From Retail Energy Broker

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Approves Tariff With Further NiMo Capacity Release Changes Already Reflected In GTOP

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipal Aggregation Issues RFP

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Three Retail Suppliers, Several Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Grand Sierra Resort Decides Against Taking Competitive Supply (Nevada)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Texas Summer Could Provide Glimpse In Electric Market's Future (More Price Responsive Demand)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Texas Says Customers Have Saved Nearly $200 Million Under MISO Membership

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Announces More Storage Funding

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

April 25

Retail Energy M&A Advisor Seeing Up To $800 Per RCE In Deals Being Worked

Retail energy veteran Preston Ochsner, of Ochsner Interests Inc., told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that he is working on several M&A deals in the retail energy space, acting as a broker, and provided the following observations concerning purchase price, book size, and other drivers that he is encountering

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Departing From ALJ's Recommendation, Pa. PUC Approves Modified PECO Prepay Pilot Program

ALJ Had Agreed Utility Prepay Program Was Anti-Competitive Due To Lack Of Billing Access For Retail Suppliers

PUC: Competition Act Does Not Bar Utility From Offering A Service If The Market Cannot

The Pennsylvania PUC this morning approved a modified prepaid pilot for electricity and dual-fuel customers at PECO

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Just Energy Announces Strategic Leadership Update

Names Retail Energy Vets To President Positions

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy'or the 'Company') today announced the hiring of Mike Beck as President - Mass Markets North America and Jeff Shoaf as President - Hudson Energy North America.

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New York PSC Approves Changes To Default Service Reconciliation Mechanism

The New York PSC has approved at Niagara Mohawk (National Grid, or Company) changes to its reconciliations mechanism for electricity hourly-priced (HP) default service, which will also impact the reconciliations seen by non-hourly default service customers

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Pepco Files New SOS Rates

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Reports Higher Contribution From Competitive Retail Segment, From Higher Retail Margins

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Retail Supplier Wins Ability To Serve PIPP Customer Load

An RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at Dayton Power & Light for the term June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in at least one conforming bid.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Study Of Impact Of Renewable Subsidies

 

From 2/13: Retail Supplier Seeks Market Enhancements At Dayton Power & Light

In ESP Case, Says DMR Rider "Syphon[s]" Above-Market Revenues To "Out-Of-State Bankers"

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy To Sell Minority Interest In Its Commercial Renewable Energy Portfolio To John Hancock

 

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RetailEnergyX: DaVita Contracts To Take Wind Power From Texas Wind, Solar Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ball Enters Agreements For 100% Renewable Energy In North America By 2021

 

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RetailEnergyX: Statesman: Austin Energy Customers Still Deserve Answers On Biomass Plant

 

From 10/18: NRG Launches Simplified Renewables Program For Businesses, Without PPA (Renewable Select)

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April 24

Just Energy Announces Strategic Leadership Update

Names Retail Energy Vets To President Positions

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy'or the 'Company') today announced the hiring of Mike Beck as President - Mass Markets North America and Jeff Shoaf as President - Hudson Energy North America.

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $85,000 Under Settlement To Resolve Alleged Switch-Hold Violations

A REP would pay $85,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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In Draft, Regulator Issues Further Directives To Retail Suppliers Concerning Amnesty, Refund Plans

--- Would Require Filed Plans To Conform To Latest Directives

The Connecticut PURA issued a "draft interim decision" which would establish further parameters and requirements for amnesty plans filed by retail electric suppliers.

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Consumer Counsel Seeks Suspension Of Retail Suppliers' Licenses, Transfer Of Customers to Default Service

In substantially similar motions to intervene in recently opened and separate PUCO investigations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica-Backed IoT Platform Acquires Home Energy Management Service Provider

 

 

IL Attorney General Urges Passage Of Bill Which Would Generally Ban Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers

--- Require Affirmative Consent For Renewals

--- Require Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

--- Require Written Notice Of Rate Change

--- Require Disclosure of 12 Months Of PTCs In Marketing

--- Require Utility Supply Rate On Supplier Bills

--- AG Says Customers On Retail Supply Paid $600 Million More Than SOS

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today urged the General Assembly, "to support legislation that will protect consumers from high-priced alternative retail electric and gas suppliers, which claim to offer cheaper energy rates than traditional utility companies but are almost always more expensive."

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RetailEnergyX: FT: Centrica Plans Software Business Expansion To Revive Fortunes

 

Poll: Super-Majority of Illinois Residents Want the Freedom to Choose Their Electricity Provider

A new poll shows that a super-majority of Illinois residents want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy in the Illinois power system.

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RetailEnergyX: Buffett Says Berkshire Hathaway Not In Talks To Buy Pacific Gas & Electric

 

Duke Energy Ohio Files New Bypassable Retail Energy, Capacity Rates For Electric Default Service

Duke Energy Ohio has filed new retail energy (RE) and retail capacity (RC) rates for default service customers for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Group Seeks Expansion Of Proposed Competitive Supply Program At Tucson Electric Power To Include All Customers

The Arizona Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has filed comments at the Arizona Corporation Commission seeking the expansion of a proposed new competitive supply program for large C&I customers at Tucson Electric Power to all customers.

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RetailEnergyX: AG: "Almost Nobody" Saves On Retail Supply Contracts, Higher Prices Disproportionately Affect African-American and Latino Communities

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Reports Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Making Critical Care Electric Bills A Priority Claim Under Estate Code Advances

 

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RetailEnergyX: Con Edison Reaches Agreement For Expanded Natural Gas Capacity In Westchester

 

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

 

April 23

IL Attorney General Urges Passage Of Bill Which Would Generally Ban Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers

--- Require Affirmative Consent For Renewals

--- Require Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

--- Require Written Notice Of Rate Change

--- Require Disclosure of 12 Months Of PTCs In Marketing

--- Require Utility Supply Rate On Supplier Bills

--- AG Says Customers On Retail Supply Paid $600 Million More Than SOS

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today urged the General Assembly, "to support legislation that will protect consumers from high-priced alternative retail electric and gas suppliers, which claim to offer cheaper energy rates than traditional utility companies but are almost always more expensive."

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Poll: Super-Majority of Illinois Residents Want the Freedom to Choose Their Electricity Provider

A new poll shows that a super-majority of Illinois residents want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy in the Illinois power system.

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Texas REP Transferring Customers To One Of Its Other Brands

Customers of a Texas REP are being transitioned to an affiliated brands

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New York Power Authority Now Authorized To Supply Power To Municipal Aggregations, Provide Low-Cost Finance To CCA Renewable Projects

The recently adopted New York budget authorizes the New York PSC to provide power supplies to municipal aggregations (CCAs) and also provide financing for CCA renewable energy projects

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New York City To Pursue Electricity Deal For 100% Hydropower

As part of announcing a series of environmental initiatives, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city's Administration will ...

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Updated: New Energy Choice Coalition Formally Launches

Advisory Board Includes Retail Supplier CEO

The Energy Choice Coalition has formally launched and begun public facing activities

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RetailEnergyX: PECO Posts Pending Prices To Compare For Period Beginning June 1

 

PSC Sets Workshop To Address Newly Adopted Requirement For Portion Of Default Service To Be Sourced From Long-Term Contracts

A PSC has scheduled a workshop to address the PSC's recent order requiring that 5% of electricity default service be sourced from long-term renewable PPAs

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Texas ALJ Suspends Oncor DCRF Change Beyond Customary September 1 Effective Date, Retail Providers Seek Reconsideration

A Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings Administrative Law Judge suspended the effective date of Oncor's requested update to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service, from September 1, 2019, until November 1, 2019

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Pa. PUC Extends Deadline For Comments On Whether Default Service Design, Procurement Changes Needed (Potential End Of Plain Vanilla Default Service)

The Pennsylvania PUC has granted an extension for the filing of comments in its recently opened investigation of potential changes to default service procurement policies and cost assignment & allocation policies (pricing) as a result of AMI-enabled data, including the potential to move away from a "plain vanilla" default service

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RetailEnergyX: Johns Hopkins Enters Into Solar Power Agreement With Retail Provider

 

Retail Suppliers Say Regulator's New Directive For Suppliers To Communicate To Customers The Date When An Enrollment Will Process Is Not Enforceable

The Retail Energy Supply Association recently filed a motion asking the Connecticut PURA to reconsider several directives PURA issued in ruling on a motion, including the requirement for suppliers to obtain meter read dates from customers, and to communicate a specific start date for service to customers.

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Reports Higher Contribution From Customer Supply, Trading Business Year-Over-Year

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT To Implement Phase I Of NPRR Providing For Use Of Actual Interval Data For IDR ESI IDs For Initial Settlement On May 1

 

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RetailEnergyX: General Mills Enters Virtual PPA With Texas Wind Farm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Gov. Touts Need For Nuclear

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Competitive Sub. Completes Purchase Of Wind Assets From Sempra

 

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RetailEnergyX: Town Declines To Participate In New York Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: 7X Energy Announces Final PPA Signing Texas Wind Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: EY Signs Power Purchase Agreements To Initiate Construction Of Two Texas Wind Farms

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Gov. Signs 50% RPS Law

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/10: Texas Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Requiring Study Of Impact Of Renewable Subsidies

 

April 22

Updated: New Energy Choice Coalition Formally Launches

Advisory Board Includes Retail Supplier CEO

The Energy Choice Coalition has formally launched and begun public facing activities

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CEO Departs Retail Supplier

A CEO has departed a retail supplier

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Texas Retail Provider Griddy Reports Customer Uptake, Savings Under IFTTT Platform That Automates Smart Home Devices To Respond To Price Signals

CEO Says "It's Time To Start Spending" On Marketing Griddy

Texas retail provider Griddy Energy, whose product passes through wholesale prices to retail customers for a monthly membership fee, provided an update on its recently launched offering under which customers may connect Griddy technology to smart home devices using the IFTTT platform, which automates members' devices based on price signals.

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Utility Files For Approval To Permit Retail Suppliers To Bill Non-Commodity Services On Utility Bill

An EDC has filed for approval to implement a non-commodity billing process that will allow retail electric suppliers to include non-commodity products and services on its consolidated bill ready bill

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State Raises Penalties For Retail Energy Slamming

A governor has signed legislation that will increase civil penalties for retail energy slamming practices

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent Of Retail Supplier Weighing Acquisition Of Mechanical, Industrial Services Firm

 

Broker Announces Partnership With Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Website

A broker announced ...

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Leadership Of Florida Senate, House Oppose Inclusion Of Electric Choice Initiative On Ballot

Leadership Says Initiative Violates Ballot Requirements

Leadership of the Florida Senate and House have filed briefs with the state's Supreme Court opposing inclusion of the proposed electric choice constitutional amendment initiative on the 2020 ballot, arguing that the initiative violates requirements to be on the ballot, such as the single subject rule, and also arguing that the initiative ballot summary is, "misleading."

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Groups Urge Regulator To Open Contemplated Grid Modernization Proceeding

Review Of Barriers To Offering Of Dynamic Pricing By Competitive Retail Suppliers

The Acadia Center, the Cape Light Compact JPE, Conservation Law Foundation, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and Northeast Clean Energy Council (the "Parties") requested that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (the "Department" or "DPU") immediately commence its investigation into the deployment of customer-facing grid modernization investments pursuant to its Grid Modernization Order dated May 10, 2018 in Docket 15-120

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Rushmore Energy Receives Supplier License In New State

• Compass Power Receives License In New State
• Transparent Energy Receives License In New State

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Demand Response Provider Names New VP Of Operations, Customer Success

A demand response provider has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Leaders Pen Op-Ed Urging Recognition Role CCAs Can Play As Retail Provider For "All Customers"

 

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RetailEnergyX: FT Column: Shell's Power Game

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

April 19

Affiliate of Texas Retail Provider Seeks Aggregator License

An affiliate of a Texas REP applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. Files Revised Disclosure Statement In Bankruptcy Case To Address Court's Rejection Of Non-consensual Releases

FES Says Revision Provides Path For Company To Successfully Conclude Chapter 11 In 2019

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with FirstEnergy Corp. ("FE") that eliminates the non-consensual third-party releases from the Company's proposed plan of reorganization that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court addressed in its recent ruling and which FES said, "provides a clear path forward for FES to conclude its Chapter 11 restructuring in 2019."

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ERCOT Warns Market Participants Of Fraudulent, Malicious Emails Spoofing ERCOT Address (Used Subject "Energy Contract Review")

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that, on April 18, 2019, ERCOT received reports that some Market Participants have received fraudulent emails using a spoofed email address appearing to come from ERCOT.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Chamber of Commerce Files Legal Brief Opposing Inclusion Of Electric Choice Initiative On Ballot

 

ComEd Files Updated Purchase Of Receivables Tariff Sheet

Commonwealth Edison filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission an updated informational sheet setting forth discount factors under its purchase of receivables (POR) program.

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Texas QSE To Pay $50,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A QSE would pay $50,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Duquesne Light Names PG&E Supply, Generation Exec As CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chronicle: Get Ready To Discuss Energy Savings With Your Smart Speaker

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves New Oncor Rider To Provide Retail Providers With Refunds For Interest-Related Savings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Austin Energy Buys Biomass Power Plant With Which It Has Above-Market PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Florida Bill Requiring New Hurdles For 2020 Ballot Initiatives Advances To Floor Vote

 

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RetailEnergyX: San Francisco Eyes Municipalization Of PG&E Assets With Utility In Bankruptcy

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Modifies Value Of Distributed Energy Resources Compensation (Community Solar)

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/3: Connecticut Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Renewals Advances
--- Requires Entirety Of Sales Presentation To Be Recorded (Including In-Person Sales)
--- Requires Approval For Book Assignments

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/18: CT OCC, AG Push For Passage Of Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Electric Supply Contracts

 

From 4/11: New York Municipal Aggregation Serving 21 Communities Selects Retail Supplier, Sets Rates

A municipal aggregator has selected an ESCO for a group of 21 communities

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Names New EVP, CFO

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Orders PJM, NYISO To Revise Pricing For Fast-Start Resources To Reflect More Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: NJ BPU Awards ZECs To Nuclear Plants, Allows Cost Recovery

 

April 18

Solar/Retail Energy Vet And Multifamily Housing Development Exec Team To Launch New Texas Retail Electric Provider

A solar vet and multifamily housing exec lead a new REP

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"Infinite Watts" Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Infinite Watts LLC applied for ...

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Subsidiary Of Multi-National Utility Holding Company Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A subsidiary of a global utility holding company applied for ...

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Direct Energy Expands Free Weekends Product To Two New States

Direct Energy has begun offering its residential Free Power Weekends 12 electricity plan in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Dismisses Complaint Filed Against REP Stemming From Alleged Profit Sharing Dispute

 

ESCO Seeks License As Broker/Aggregator

Part of transition away from retail supply

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Texas PUC Commissioners Agree To Maintain ERCOT Reliability Deployment Price Adder If LCAP Triggered

During today's open meeting, Commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas agreed that the operating reserve demand curve and the real time reliability deployment price adder should remain in place in the ERCOT market even when the low system wide offer cap (LCAP) is triggered (when peaker net margin is reached)

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New York Municipal Aggregation Issues RFP To ESCOs To Supply Eight Communities Including Poughkeepsie

Joule Community Power has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to retail energy suppliers to bid to supply electricity to ...

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RetailEnergyX: CT OCC, AG Push For Passage Of Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Electric Supply Contracts

 

PUC Discloses Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted winning suppliers from a default service auction to procure supplies for default service customers at Dayton Power & Light for various terms beginning June 1, 2019

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From the Archives (12/18): Affiliate Of South Korean Conglomerate Hanwha Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A Hanwha sub. applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting TDUs From Owning Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Provides Solar Installation At Three Texas State Parks

 

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RetailEnergyX: Hanwha Group Sub. Seeks Australia Retail Supplier License (Follows License In Texas)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Releases Survey Of Customer Attitudes Toward Renewable Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Competition Advocate: Energy Choice Is Not The Same As Deregulation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Gov. Pritzker Appoints Maria Bocanegra To The Illinois Commerce Commission

 

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RetailEnergyX: Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Reappointed As Pa. PUC Chairman

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/1: Clean Energy Group SACE Opposes Florida Electric Choice

 

April 17

Retail Energy Veterans Launching New Texas Retail Provider

Several retail market vets are launching a new Texas REP

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PUC Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier After Allegations Supplier Charged Rate In Excess Of 20¢/kWh While Using Terms "The Best", "Competitive" Rate

A PUC opened an investigation of ...

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PUC Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier After Allegations Supplier Used Spoofed Caller ID Showing Utility Name, IRS

A PUC today opened an investigation into ....

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT NPRR Would Mandate Retail Providers Report On Demand Response, Price Responsive Programs, Called Events

 

PECO Residential Electric Generation Rate To Fall 5% On June 1, Small C&I Rates Fall 4%

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks To Use New Trade Name
• Start-up Receives New Retail Supplier License

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FERC Approves PGE Tariff Change Related To Direct Access, Denies Protest Of Retail Supplier

FERC has approved without modification tariff revisions filed by Portland General Electric Company (Portland, or PGE) to modify Attachment N of its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), which applies to Retail Network Integration Transmission (NIT) Service.

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Delmarva Files Corrected Maryland SOS Rates For Period Beginning June 1

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC corrected residential and Type I SOS generation rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Dismisses Petition For Declaratory Order On Energy Efficiency Measurement In Capacity Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Saratoga Springs (NY) To Launch Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE North America Announces Construction Of Texas Wind Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Committee Advances Bill To Require Financial Security Related To Wind Power Decommissioning

 

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RetailEnergyX: Carrie Zalewski Named Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Tests Bronzeville Microgrid

 

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RetailEnergyX: Altus Power Acquires 19 MW Operating Solar Portfolio

 

April 16

Utility Alleges Company Is Engaged In Competitive Retail Electric Service Without License

Asks That Any Contracts With Customers Be Rescinded

Seeks To Ban Company From Market

Ohio Power Company ("AEP Ohio" or the "Company") filed a complaint against Energy Advisors ("Respondent") alleging that ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver Of Certain PSC Rules For Newly Developed "Innovative" Product

A retail supplier sought waivers for a new innovative product

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Texas REPs, Industrials Seek Reduction In ERCOT System-Wide Offer Cap Under Real-Time Co-optimization

Several Texas retail electric providers and industrial customers sought a reduction in the ERCOT system-wide offer cap (SWOC) under implementation of real-time co-optimization (RTC) in ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Adopts Order On PJM VRR Curves, Glick Says Order Unnecessarily Raises Costs

 

Dayton Power & Light Default Service Rates To Decrease

Dayton Power & Light has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio new Standard Offer Rates (SOR) for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Regulator Addresses Cost Recovery of Long-Term Contracts, Application To Default Service

The Massachusetts DPU approved wind energy generation and REC procurement contracts between the electric distribution utilities and Vineyard Wind LLC

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RetailEnergyX: MP2 Energy Named Top Retail Supplier For Satisfaction, Ease of Doing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Files Amendment To Reflect Recent Upstream Ownership Change

 

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RetailEnergyX: MC Squared Energy Services Offsetting 100% Of All Customers' Power With Renewables For Earth Day

 

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RetailEnergyX: CleanChoice Energy Introduces Earth Day Forest Protection Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Group Seeks Extension To Comply With Newly Adopted New York Consumer Protections For DERs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Reports 2018 Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Advocates File Complaint AT FERC Over PJM Capacity Market Offer Cap

 

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RetailEnergyX: Singapore's Largest Mobile Network Operator Offers Electricity Plans With Geneco Partnership

 

Start-up Offering Blockchain-Based Retail Electric Service Seeks Texas REP Certificate

Data Center Provider Switch Creates Retail Supplier For Possible Sales To Other End-users

TXU Parent Launching Commercial Energy Broker, Digital Shopping Experience

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