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Infinity Power Partners Names Former Retail Supplier VP As Director Of Sales

Infinity Power Partners has named ...

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Retail Supplier Reports Change In Leadership

A retail supplier reported that

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NY ESCO Seeks To Expand To New States
• First Point Power Receives Supplier License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Start-up Seeking To Use Pressurized Water Injected Into Oil Fields To Generate Power, Act As Storage

 

Pepco Details How It Will Incorporate Output From Community Renewables Into SOS Supply, Rates

In comments concerning a review of electricity SOS in the District of Columbia, Pepco detailed impacts on SOS resulting from D.C.'s Community Renewables Energy Act, which assigns to Pepco as SOS Administrator the output from Community Renewable Energy Facilities

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Draft Texas Order Posted With Updated Conditions To Protect ERCOT Ratepayers From Costs Created By New Line Exporting Power to Eastern Interconnect

A draft Texas PUC order has been posted which would include revised conditions meant to protect ERCOT ratepayers from costs arising from the City of Garland's Rusk-to-Panola Double-Circuit 345-kV line, which is to facilitate the export, via DC Tie, of ERCOT power via the Southern Cross Transmission line (Docket 45624)

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Michigan Utility Seeks Changes To Rates Applicable To Choice Customers

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative has sought Michigan PSC approval for changes in its distribution rates for under the Primary Service Rate and Large Power Service Rate applicable to customers who elect choice.

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois City Warns of "Aggressive" Retail Energy Marketers

 

August 25

Frontier Utilities Hires Retail Market Vet As New Director of Sales To Lead Northeast Expansion

Frontier Utilities announced the addition of ...

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NEW! -- Sales Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Risk Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Northeast Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Financial Analyst – Broker Commissions -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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Direct Energy: Retail Choice in Mid-Atlantic "Stable, Growing" From Regulatory, Legislative Perspective, Prompts Investment From Suppliers (Compare To Other Parts Of U.S.)

Direct Energy is currently heavily active across the Mid-Atlantic in expanding the benefits of retail choice to customers, as the Mid-Atlantic now stands in stark contrast to other neighboring markets

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MidAmerican Energy Services Promoting Residential Offers in New State

MidAmerican Energy Services, LLC has begun listing ...

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Creates Specialized Panoramic Power Offering For Schools

 

NY ALJ Rules ESCO Cost Data Must Be Disclosed In Utility Rate Case

A New York ALJ has ruled that certain aggregate ESCO cost data must be produced by National Fuel Gas Distribution in response to discovery requests by consumer advocates in a current NFGD rate case (Case 16-G-0257).

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Tenaska Power Management Seeks Retail Supplier License In Another New State
• Freedom Logistics Seeks Licenses in New States
• LifeEnergy (LS Power Retail Supplier Affiliate) Receives License In New State

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Texas OPUC: Customers' Ability To Shop "Compromised" Under SFV

Customers ability to shop and find true differences in the competitive market are compromised under SFV [straight-fixed variable rate design]," and the Public Utility Commission of Texas should decline to adopt or recommend its use, the Office of Public Utility Counsel said in reply comments on a consultant report concerning alternative ratemaking

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni Agency Recommends Selling Power Plant in ERCOT

 

August 24

Direct Energy Proposes Retail Auction For D.C. SOS, Process Could Raise $500,000 Via Supplier Fees To Fund Customer Rebates For Energy Management Measures

Direct Energy has proposed a retail model for electricity SOS in the District of Columbia, starting June 1, 2019.

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NEW! -- Channel Partner Manager, Northeast -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Sales Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Risk Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Northeast Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Financial Analyst – Broker Commissions -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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Direct Energy To Seek Judgment On Ability To Serve Virginia Retail Electric Customers, Applies For License

Direct Energy has applied for a Virginia electric competitive service provider license, and told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it intends to seek a declaratory judgment from the State Corporation Commission concerning permissible service by retail suppliers to customers under certain of the limited carve-outs for electric choice in Virginia

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Retail Auctions For D.C. SOS Proposed By RESA, NRG, WGL Energy

The Retail Energy Supply Association has proposed that the District of Columbia move to a retail model for electricity SOS, with a retail supplier-provided Transitional SOS for two years beginning on June 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Cancels Broker Licenses

 

Even People's Counsel Supports Shorter Duration of SOS Contracts

While the District of Columbia Office of People's Counsel continues to support a portfolio management approach to electricity SOS, to the extent the current wholesale load following model is maintained, OPC does support a shorter duration of contracts versus the current contracts

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No Surprise: Exelon Wants To Maintain Current SOS Model, Three-Year Contracts in D.C.

In unsurprising comments, given comments filed earlier in the proceeding, Exelon Generation Company, LLC wants to maintain the current wholesale electricity SOS model in the District of Columbia, including the use of three-year contracts for mass market customers

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Ace Power Receives Texas REP Certificate
• nTherm Receives Supplier License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: #NotOnlyREPs: Austin Energy Rate Settlement Criticized For Penalizing Customers For Conserving Power

 

D.C. Energy Department Recommends Long-Term PPAs for SOS

The District of Columbia Department of Energy Environment (DOEE) suggested that the PSC adopt long-term PPAs for electricity SOS.

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Spark Energy, Inc. Closes Major Energy Acquisition

Spark Energy, Inc. announced that the company has completed its acquisition of the Major Energy retail suppliers.

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd, O&R, National Grid Draft Low-Income ESCO Moratorium Letters Contain Pejorative Language

 

August 23

Parent of City Power & Gas Files To Acquire Retail Supplier

CPG Power Holdings LLC formally applied at FERC to acquire ...

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NEW! -- Channel Partner Manager, Northeast -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Sales Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Risk Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Northeast Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Financial Analyst – Broker Commissions -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Channel Relations Manager -- Retail Provider
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Company Seeks What Would Be First Option 3 Retail Electric Provider Certificate To Be Granted in Texas

A company applied for an Option 3 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Reliant Offering Texas Customers Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera

Reliant has introduced a new offering in its home security product line with the launch of the Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC "Considering Banning" Door-to-Door Retail Energy Sales

 

Retail Suppliers Named Official Electricity Suppliers of Chicago Cubs, Ink Supply Agreement

A retail supplier announced today that it has entered into a multi-year electricity supply contract to power Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

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Compare & Contrast: NYSEG, NFGD Customer Letters on ESCO Low-Income Moratorium

NYSEG & Rochester Gas & Electric have filed a draft letter to assistance program participant (APP) customers notifying them of the New York PSC's moratorium on ESCO service to APP customers, and attendant transition to default service, as has (separately) National Fuel Gas Distribution

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RetailEnergyX: "No More Value" In Muni Aggregations, Official Says, As Villages Return To Default Service

 

Power Trader To Pay $25,000 Under FERC Settlement

FERC approved a stipulation and consent agreement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chron Says Texas REPs "Under Investigation" By PUC, In Story On Generators’ Push for Greater Administrative Scarcity Pricing

 

Audit Shows Entrust Energy's Compliance With Lite-Up Program

An audit of Entrust Energy's compliance with the Lite-Up Texas discount program shows that Entrust Energy is using the correct discount rate and effectively addresses rate changes in accordance with PUC substantive rules.

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Warns Customers After Report Door Knocker Falsely Claimed He Was From PSC

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Seeks To Change M&V for Demand Response, Customer Baseline Load

 

August 22

National Grid Seeks Extension To Comply with New York Moratorium on ESCO Service to Low-Income Customers

Niagara Mohawk, KeySpan New York, and KeySpan long Island sought an extension of time to comply with certain of the requirements stated in the New York PSC's July 15 order prohibiting ESCO service to assistance program participant (APP) customers in the manner prescribed by the PSC, but proposed to implement the moratorium manually in the interim.

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NEW! -- Sales Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Risk Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Northeast Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Financial Analyst – Broker Commissions -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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NY State Agency Pushing Communities To Launch Opt-Out Aggregations By Offering Up To $250,000 Grant For Implementation, Other Actions

Implementing an opt-out municipal aggregation is one of 10 "High Impact Actions" that New York communities may undertake to be eligible for grants up to $250,000 under NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program

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NYSERDA's Template Opt-Out Letter For Municipal Aggregations Touts Inapplicable, Never-To-Be-Achieved Customer Savings (ESCOs Would Be Banned For The Same Marketing)

NYSERDA's toolkit for opt-out aggregations in New York includes an opt-out letter template that touts the purely theoretical customer savings verses a fictitious average of default service rates -- which obviously has no bearing on whether the customer will save money with the aggregation.

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RetailEnergyX: Customers At Texas Muni Launch Petition to Implement Retail Choice

 

RESA To Propose Movement To Retail Model For Default Service

The Retail Energy Supply Association said that it will be filing comments with the District of Columbia PSC by August 23, 2016 in which RESA will present a proposal that would reshape the current structure of SOS in D.C. and replace it with, "a retail SOS model."

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Agera Energy Passes 1.3 Million RCEs, 5.71 Billion kWh Served

Agera Energy LLC announced it recently passed 5.71 billion total kilowatt-hours (kWh) served

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RetailEnergyX: Wisconsin Industrials Say High Electric Prices May Push Them Out Of State, Seek Choice

 

Texas PUC Staff: In AEP Texas Merger Case, PUC Must Decide If Merged Company Entitled To Exemption for Generation Ownership (Oklaunion, Mothballed Plants), Or Whether Disposition of Plants Required

As part of its review of the proposed merger of AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North, the Public Utility Commission of Texas must determine whether the merged AEP Utilities is authorized under the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) to retain AEP Texas North Company's ownership interest in the Oklaunion generating facilities and certain mothballed power plants, PUC Staff said in a statement of position.

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chron Takes A Look At M-Trigen, Home Powerplant

 

August 19

Company Offering 50% Free RECs To Customers For Taking Over Retail Electric Provider Bill Payment, Account Info

A company announced a program under which it will offer wind RECs equal to 50% of the customer's usage at no cost when customers enroll in the company's program under which the company acts as the customer's agent in paying the customer's utility (or REP) bill

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NEW! -- Sales Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Risk Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Northeast Operations Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Financial Analyst – Broker Commissions -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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Direct Energy Making Charity Donations For Enrollments Under State Opt-In Program

Direct Energy is making affinity donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware for enrollments under Direct's status as the "Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State of Delaware" under the state-approved opt-in affinity program

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American Power & Gas Launches In New State, Includes 100% Green Offers, Under 5¢ Standard Rate

American Power & Gas formally announced its recent entry into ...

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Retail Suppliers Relocate HQ To Larger Office Space Due To Growth

Two retail suppliers announced the relocation of their corporate headquarters to

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Op-Ed In Albany Times Union Defends Retail Choice

 

Texas PUC Moves To Protect ERCOT Ratepayers From Costs Created By New Line Exporting Power to Eastern Interconnect

The Texas PUC moved to protect customers in ERCOT from paying higher costs from the City of Garland's Rusk-to-Panola Double-Circuit 345-kV line, which is to facilitate the export, via DC Tie, of ERCOT power via the Southern Cross Transmission line

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Texas City Seeks Customer Bill Credits From AEP Texas Merger, Says "Clear" Intent Is To Later Consolidate TCC, TNC Delivery Rates

The City of McAllen sought bill credits for customers as a result of the proposed merger of AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North, and also said that the intent of the AEP companies is "clear" that the companies will later seek to implement uniform, system-wide distribution rates

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August 18

Pennsylvania ALJ Would Institute Rate Cap on Retail Supplier Service To Low-Income Customers

Would Prohibit EGS Service To Low-Income Customers Outside of New SOP Program

A recommended decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ in PPL Electric's default service plan proceeding would prohibit retail suppliers from serving Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers generally, and would only allow electric generation suppliers (EGSs) to serve CAP customers through a new Standard Offer customer referral program specific to CAP customers (CAP-SOP), whose rate would be capped and regulated by the PUC.

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Texas-Based Discount Power Leads Retail Suppliers, Brokers In Inc. 500 List

Texas-based Discount Power led retail suppliers and brokers in the annual Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth at private companies over the past three years.

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Connecticut Utility Warns Customers Of Individuals Posing as Company "Representatives" Selling "Discounted Power"

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) said that business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to report receiving unsolicited phone calls and home visits from individuals selling "discounted power" and claiming to be "representatives" or "partners" of Eversource.

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: Hunt Offering Customer Sweeteners For Support For New Oncor Bid

 

United Illuminating Files New Default Service Rates

United Illuminating has filed Generation Services Charges (GSC) for Last Resort Service customers for the period October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

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RESA: NY Utilities Proposed Low-Income Letter Takes "Liberties" In Opining on Retail Market Policy, Casting Negative Light

The Retail Energy Supply Association has objected to the draft text of a letter to be sent to New York Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers submitted by Central Hudson Gas & Electric for PSC Staff review, with the letter informing customers of the prohibition on ESCO service to such customers.

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Massachusetts Court Strikes Down DPU Order Allowing Electric Utilities To Procure Gas Pipeline Capacity To Assist Power Generation

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has vacated the Massachusetts DPU's order allowing electric utilities to procure, via ratepayer-backed, long-term contracts, natural gas pipeline capacity to ease pipeline constraints and support power generators' access to gas supplies

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RetailEnergyX: SWEPCO Issues Request for Proposals for Purchase of Wind Energy Assets

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan Gov. Snyder Requests MISO Study Benefits of Connections Between State’s Peninsulas, Canada

 

August 17

Retail Supplier Names Former General Mills, P&G Exec as New CEO

A retail supplier announced that ...

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Just Energy Launches New Customer Loyalty Program, Just Energy Perks

Just Energy has launched a new rewards and customer loyalty program, called Just Energy Perks

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NV Energy Issues Energy Choice "Key Principles", Says Will Be Neutral On Nevada Retail Choice Ballot Initiative

Nevada utility NV Energy said that it will remain "neutral" on a November ballot initiative to introduce retail choice to Nevada (click here for story), and releases what it called Nevada's Energy Future: Key Principles, "a document developed to promote positive discussion between stakeholders pertaining to the 'Energy Choice' initiative and what it might mean for Nevada's future."

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Issues Protocol Interpretation Concerning Definition of Wholesale Storage Load, Application To Pumped Hydro (Energy Used To Sustain Rotation for Synchronous Condenser Mode)

 

Start-up Texas Power Up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Alden Energy Consulting Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Ethical Electric Passes One Billion Kilowatt-Hours Served to Retail Electricity Customers

Ethical Electric announced it recently passed one billion total kilowatt-hours (kWh) served to retail electricity customers across America.

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Texas QSE To Pay $8,500 To Resolve Alleged Violation Of ERS Availability Requirements

A Texas QSE would pay $8,500 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violation of ...

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Maine 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 for the month of September 2016

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Installs NRG Go Power Pack Kiosks At Linc Field, Other Philly Locations

 

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RetailEnergyX: BlackRock Invests in New CCGT Generation In New York

 

August 16

Retail Suppliers, Public Advocate Reach Consensus on Overhaul to Retail Market Rules

Paves Way For PSC Action on POR

Addresses Earlier Proposal Which Would Have Banned Contracting Via Telesale

Addresses Broader Definition of Broker From Earlier Proposal

Would Adopt 3-Day Accelerated Switch, Addresses "Enroll By Wallet"

Includes Advance Notice of Variable Rate Change

The Retail Energy Supply Association and Public Advocate have reached consensus on proposed revisions to retail electric supplier marketing and certification rules in ...

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Update: Premier Holding Corp. Discloses Purchase Price for Retail Supplier Acquisition

Premier Holding Corporation disclosed in a 10-Q the price it paid to acquire retail supplier ...

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Start-up Retail Supplier Not Entering New York, Cites "Regulatory Uncertainty"

A start-up retail supplier said that it does not currently intend to enter the New York market, citing, "regulatory uncertainty."

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Under Pressure, Beechwood Re Works to Minimize Ties To Investor In Retail Suppliers Subject To Federal Probes

 

Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power has filed new Last Resort Service rates for the three-month period beginning October 1, 2016

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NEM: PSC Order Prohibiting ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers Will Violate APP Customers' Privacy

NEM Also Notes PSC's "Remarkable" Rejection of Low-Income Aggregation Despite Embrace of Muni Aggregation

The National Energy Marketers Association sought rehearing of the New York PSC's July 15 order which prohibits ESCO service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers.

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NY Utilities Seek Extension on Low-Income ESCO Prohibition Order

Several New York utilities have sought a minimal one-week extension for compliance with one of the ordering paragraphs of the New York PSC's July 15 order which prohibits ESCO service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers.

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy TDU Scores Highest on Customer Engagement Among Texas Electric Utilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sun: Through Venture Fund, Exelon Gets Intel While Startups Get Funding

 

August 15

NY PSC Secretary Grants Limited Extension for ESCO Compliance With Low-Income Service Moratorium, Misinterprets APP Order in Doing So

Stating that a requested 90-day extension for ESCO compliance is unnecessary, the Secretary of New York PSC has extended, by only 30 days, the deadline by which ESCOs must drop to default service customers initially identified by the utilities as no longer being eligible for ESCO service, due to their status as Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers.

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Update: Just Energy Launches Unlimited Flat Bill Plan in Texas

Just Energy's new flat bill product in Texas, first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on Friday, is called the Unlimited plan, and is being offered by the Just Energy brand

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LS Power Retail Supplier Affiliate LifeEnergy Launches Service In New Service Area

LifeEnergy, the recently created retail supplier affiliate of LS Power, has begun offering residential electric service at ...

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Has New "Nominee" for Worst REP in Texas

 

Tenaska Sub. Seeks Retail Supplier License in New State

Tenaska Power Management, LLC applied for a ...

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TXU Seeks Assurance DG Interconnection Rule Will Not Infringe on REP's Disconnection, Service Rights

Commenting on proposed distributed generation interconnection agreement rules before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, TXU Energy sought assurances that any rule will not infringe on retail electric providers' disconnection rights, and that the rule preserves the requirement that all retail electric service occur through REPs

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NY PSC Chair Audrey Zibelman To Keynote New York Energy Marketing Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences announced that Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, will give a second keynote speech at the 6th Energy Marketing Conference on September 20th in New York City

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RetailEnergyX: City Selects New Retail Provider (Rate Disclosed)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Guest Column Says Electric Choice Can Work in Nevada

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Provider Which Briefly Held Texas REP Certificate Mentioned in NY Times Haggler

 

August 12

Texas Retail Provider Launches Ad Campaign To Support New Flat Bill Product

A Texas REP has launched an ad campaign to support its introduction of a flat monthly bill electricity product in Texas

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Pa. PUC Considering Nonbypassable Charge, Longer Compliance Period To Mitigate Surprise Increase in RPS Obligation for Retail Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC is to issue a tentative order considering potential measures to mitigate a surprise increase in the non-solar Tier I obligations of retail suppliers and other LSEs, including the assignment of the increase to EDCs on behalf of all load, with costs recovered on a nonbypassable basis, or an extended compliance period for the increase

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Regulator Issues Revised Proposal For New Retail Supplier Contract Summary (Proposes To End Requirement To Send Info To Customers Quarterly)

The Massachusetts DPU has issued a revised proposal for changes to the retail electric supplier Contract Summary Label for fixed price offers.

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. Retail Supplier Signs Up First Customers in Japan

 

For Approving Merger of AEP Texas Companies, Texas Staff Recommend PUC Adopt Condition Requiring Rebate That Must Be Passed Through Retail Electric Providers To End-Use Customer For Performance Metric

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed that, as a condition of approving the merger of AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North, the PUCT impose a performance standard on the merged TDU, with rebates required for failure to meet this performance standard required to be rebated through retail electric providers to end-use customers.

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Texas Aggregator Adopts New Trade Name Focused on Mass Market Service (Electricity EZ)
• Atlantic Energy Receives Supplier Licenses in New State

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Pennsylvania Adopts Settlement Requiring Utility To Study "Alternative Supply Options" (Bilateral Contracts, Hedges) For Default Service

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted without modification a settlement among certain parties approving the purchase of Pike County Light & Power (PCL&P) by Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation that requires the utility to study the use of bilateral contracts and other alternative options for default service supply

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PUC Approves Settlement Requiring Retail Supplier To Refund $4 Million

The Pennsylvania PUC approved as filed a settlement under which Respond Power LLC will issue $4.1 million in customer refunds to resolve a complaint filed by the Office of Consumer Advocate and Attorney General regarding Respond Power's marketing practices

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of Retail Supplier, Brokers For Alleged Failure To File Proof of Security

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Breaks Peak Record Again, Tops 71,000 MW for First Time

 

August 11

Exelon Expects More Consolidation in Retail Market

"I think we're going to continue to see consolidation in the retail market; we'll have an opportunity to capitalize on that" Joe Nigro, Chief Executive Officer of Constellation, said during an Exelon analyst day.

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Texas REPs: Implementing SFV, Other Alternative TDU Rate Designs Would Carry "Significant Price Tag" For Retail Market

SFV Would Trigger "Radical Change" in REPs' Market Offerings

REPs Say Consultant's Report Fails To Recognize Role Played by REPs

Moving to straight-fixed variable (SFV) rates or other alternative TDU ratemaking designs would carry a, "significant price tag" for the retail market, Steve Davis, representing the REP Coalition, said at a public hearing on a consultant report concerning alternative ratemaking prepared for the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Spark Energy Earnings Higher Due To Increased Unit Margins, Volumes

Spark Energy reported $11.5 million in Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ending June 30, 2016, up from $5.4 million a year ago.

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RetailEnergyX: Self-Proclaimed Competitive Market Leader Exelon Says Won’t Invest In New, Non-Contracted Generation (Won’t Invest Based on Capacity Market Alone, So What’s The Point?)

 

RESA Notes Logistical Problems In Implementing NY Low-Income Moratorium, Seeks Clarification, Rehearing From PSC

The Retail Energy Supply Association sought clarification and rehearing of the New York PSC's order imposing a moratorium on ESCO service to assistance program participant (APP) customers, noting several logistical problems.

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Exelon Says Further Merchant Plant Sales Possible

Exelon said during an analyst day that it is engaged in an asset rationalization process, which it undertakes annually, to determine where the market values its merchant generation

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RetailEnergyX: Self-Proclaimed Competitive Market Leader Exelon Says "Very High Priority" Is Having Regulated Utilities Offer More Ratebased Services (Solar, Microgrid)

 

Start-up Maximum Energy Consultants Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate

Start-up Maximum Energy Consultants LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve C&I customers. Principals of Maximum Energy Consultants include ...

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Crius Energy Reports Customer Growth, Lower Gross Margin on Increases C&I Sales

Crius Energy reported that it recorded net customer growth of 26,000 customers (all data is in RCEs) from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016

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Margin Discipline Leads To Higher Just Energy Earnings Despite Accelerated Decline In Customer Count

In reporting earnings yesterday, Just Energy disclosed that it lost a net of 134,000 Residential Customer Equivalents from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016, due to competitive market conditions in the mass market, and pricing discipline in the C&I market

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NY PSC Staff To Hold Webcast on Clean Energy, Nuclear Standard Applicable to ESCOs

The Department of Public Service Staff, along with Staff of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will be holding an informational webcast on ...

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Officially Announces Expansion of Portable Cell Phone Charging Stations in Houston

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Sets Another New Peak

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts Amendments to RFP For RMR Alternatives

 

August 10

J.D. Power Residential Retail Supplier Rankings: REP Maintains #1 Ranking in Texas, But New 2nd and 3rd Place REPs

J.D. Power Reports Top Ranked Suppliers In Eight Other States

REP Customer Satisfaction Increases in Texas, NY

Says REP Customer Satisfaction Up, But Switching Down

J.D. Power has published its 2016 Retail Electric Provider Residential Customer Satisfaction Study

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Update: Exelon Details Purchase Price For ConEdison Solutions Retail Supply Biz

In releasing earnings yesterday, Exelon reported terms for Constellation's agreement to acquire the retail energy supply business of ConEdison Solutions

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Update: Pa. Grants Retail Suppliers Limited Extension To Comply With Surprise Increase in RPS Requirements (Extension Allows Further PUC Consideration of Potential Mitigation Measures)

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a secretarial letter yesterday informing retail suppliers and EDCs of a limited extension of the period for true-ups of a portion of the non-solar Tier I obligations (and only such tier) for the 2016 compliance year from September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016, in light of a surprise increase in the obligations placed on LSEs due to the PUC's correction of prior increases in the tier which were not implemented.

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: NRG Bids for SunEdison Solar, Wind Assets

 

Maryland OPC Asks PSC To Require Utilities To Report on Retail Supplier Pricing For Low-Income Customers; Cites NY Moratorium, Wants Consideration of "Similar Reforms" For Md.

Maryland Office of People's Counsel has asked the Maryland PSC to require the utilities to file information regarding retail supplier pricing applicable to customers participating in the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP), citing New York's recent moratorium on low-income assistance program customer shopping, as OPC stated that the data would aid consideration of whether, "similar reforms," are needed in Maryland

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Michigan Requests MISO Study Resource Adequacy In Wake Of Plant Retirements

With declining electric reserve margins expected by 2018 in the state and region, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) asked the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the regional transmission operator for most of the state, to conduct a study to help the state of Michigan better understand the effects of plant closures on overall reliability.

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: NRG "Ramps Up" Installation of Cell Phone Charging Kiosks, Offers Incentive For Reliant Customers

 

August 9

Global Commodities Merchant Officially Announces Launch of Retail Supplier (First Reported By ECM In January), Names Market Vet As President

A commodities merchant officially announced today that it has launched

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NRG Retail Sees Strongest Second Quarter Performance Ever

NRG Energy said that its retail mass market segment saw its strongest second quarter performance ever, with Adjusted EBITDA of $213 million, versus $209 million a year ago

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Morgan Stanley Commodity Veterans Launching New Power Marketer

Several Morgan Stanley vets have launched ...

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AG Reaches Settlement With Retail Supplier Over Allegedly "Misleading Marketing", Includes Refunds

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: OPUC: SFV Rate Design Favored By Texas Consultant Would Stifle Innovation, Not a "Competitive" Market Solution

 

Nstar Files New Default Service Rates

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed new electric basic service rates for the industrial customer class for the three-month period beginning October 1, 2016.

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WMECO Files New Default Service Rates

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource Energy) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for medium and large commercial and industrial customers for the three-month period beginning October 1, 2016

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Exelon Agrees To Acquire N.Y. Nuclear Power Plant

Exelon has agreed to assume ownership and management of operations of Entergy Corporation’s 838-megawatt James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY, the companies announced today.

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FERC Orders Generators To Justify $80 Million In Non-Market Costs Assigned to Retail Suppliers, LSEs

As a result of a court remand, FERC has directed ISO New England to request that 2013-2014 winter reliability program generation and demand response providers file information to justify their bids for the program

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RetailEnergyX: MISO Retail Choice Carve-Out Capacity Auction Delayed To 2018-19

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT System Exceeds 70,000 MW In Hourly Peak Demand For First Time

 

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RetailEnergyX: MA Gov Signs Long-Term Contracting Bill Covering ~50% of Retail Market, Utilities May Use Products For Default Service

 

From The Archives (7/18): RESA Protests Attempts By PJM, FERC Staff To Impose Retroactive Costs on Retail Suppliers

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August 8

Retail Supplier To Acquire Assets From SunEdison

A retail supplier is to acquire assets from SunEdison

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ESCOs Seek More Time To Drop Low-Income Customers To Default Service As Mandated By PSC Order

A group of ESCOs have petitioned the New York PSC for an extension to comply with the PSC's recent ordering which prohibits ESCO service to customers participating in utility low-income assistance programs (Assistance Program Participant, or APP)

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Energy Future Holdings Competitive Units (TXU) Enter $4.25 Million in Financing

Energy Future Holdings Corp. announced that Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC (TCEH) entered into DIP Roll Facilities which provide for up to $4.25 billion in financing.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Energy Agent Fired For Live Streaming Customer’s Personal Info

 

Apple Energy Receives Authority To Market Power At Wholesale Prices

FERC granted Apple Energy LLC market-based rate authority for wholesale electricity sales

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Texas PUC Chair Donna Nelson To Keynote NEM Fall Leadership Roundtable In Austin

The National Energy Marketers Association announced that Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, will keynote NEM's Fall Leadership Roundtable, to be held October 26 to October 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas

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ConEd Proposes Fee For Provision of Data To Municipal Aggregations

Consolidated Edison and Orange & Rockland have proposed fees for the provision of data to New York municipal electric and natural gas aggregations.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Wins Contract To Supply NJ Borough

 

August 5

Consolidated Edison, Inc. Reports Expected Proceeds From Sale of Retail Supply Biz To Constellation

Consolidated Edison, Inc. in a 10-Q reported the expected proceeds from the previously reported sale of its ConEdison Solutions retail energy supply business to Constellation.

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Settlement At PECO Adds 24 Month Contract For Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability, Drops Proposal For Five-Year Residential Contract

A settlement among certain parties in PECO's default service procurement plan proceeding for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021 would drop an earlier proposal to use a five-year contract for a slice of residential supply, and would adopt the use of 24 month contracts for half of the small C&I portfolio.

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Improved Margins, Higher Volumes Lift Genie Retail Energy Earnings

Genie Retail Energy (GRE), the parent of IDT Energy and several other retail energy companies, reported higher earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2016 on the strength of improved margins, higher commodity volumes sold, and reduced SG&A expense

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: Former Reliant President Expected To Be Tapped As CEO For Spunoff TXU/Luminant

 

Lower Electric Margins Weigh Earnings At WGL Retail Energy Marketing Segment

Low electric margins at WGL's retail energy marketing segment resulted in lower earnings at the segment for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 (third fiscal quarter).

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DPL Records Impairment Charges Related to Ohio Generation

AES Corp. disclosed in announcing earnings today that in the second quarter of 2016, DPL recorded a $235 million, or $0.25 per share, asset impairment charge largely related to the Killen generating station.

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The Energy Professionals Association Announces Changes To Northeast Board

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) announced changes to their Northeast Board, including the appointment of Jeff Lenetsky, Sales Director at EnerNOC, as the incoming president of TEPA’s Northeast Board.

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Concludes REIT Review, Announces Decision

 

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RetailEnergyX: CUB: Utility Customers Should Beware Unethical Slamming Scams

 

August 4

Retail Supplier To Undergo Change in Upstream Ownership

A retail supplier sought FERC approval for a transaction in which an existing minority owner's interest in its parent will increase from 44.77% to 71.04%.

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Dynegy Sells 50% Stake in Illinois Power Plant, Announces Uprates, New Brand

Dynegy in announcing earnings disclosed that it has reached an agreement to sell its 50% stake in an Illinois power plant, and has also debuted a new brand

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PECO, FirstEnergy EDCs Drive Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Growth (PPL Continues To Lose Shoppers)

PECO and the FirstEnergy utilities (Penelec in particular) continue to drive residential electric shopping growth in Pennsylvania, while PPL saw another month of declining residential shopping.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Electricity Ratings Releases Updated Summer Rankings of Texas Retail Providers

 

United Illuminating Discloses Default Service Supplier

United Illuminating reported that ...

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FERC Issues Staff Notice Of Alleged Violations Against Energy Marketer, Trader

FERC yesterday issued two separate Staff Notices Of Alleged Violations alleging violation of the Commission’s Prohibition of Natural Gas Market Manipulation, 18 C.F.R. § 1c.1 (2016).

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From 6/23: Texas Alternative Ratemaking: Texas PUC Consultant Report "Prefers" Movement To Much Higher Fixed Fees Charged to Retail Electric Providers For T&D Charges Under SFV; Change Would Wreak Havoc With Retail Price Comparisons

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Names New VP Of Corporate Affairs, Customer Engagement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Engie Resources (GDF Suez) Details How Recent Acquisitions of Technology Firms Will Expand Services To Help C&Is Manage Risk

 

August 3

TXU Parent Sees Steady, Marginal Residential Customer Churn

Energy Future Holdings, parent of TXU Energy and 4Change Energy, saw a marginal decline in its residential competitive retail customer count from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016, with the decline in-line with the declines seen in recent quarters

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Update: Direct Energy Parent To Launch "Entire Suite" of Connected Home Products in U.S. By Year-End

Centrica, parent of Direct Energy, plans to launch not only its own smart thermostat, but its, "entire suite of Connected Home products," in the United States around the end of the year, executives said in a discussion of interim results.

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Constellation Launches New Residential Service Offer

Constellation announced the launch of a residential retail electricity supply offering in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Poll: Majority of Nevada Voters Support Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

Dominion Retail Reports Increase in Customer Count

Dominion reported an increase in Dominion Retail's average natural gas customer count for the quarter ending June 30, 2016, in releasing earnings today

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EDF Energy Services Seeks License In New State

• Texas REP To Relinquish Unused REP Certificate

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ERCOT Proposes NPRR To Clawback Certain RMR Payments If Plant Later Returns To Market

ERCOT has proposed Nodal Protocol Revision Request 795 to require that capital expenditures funded by ERCOT under a Reliability Must Run (RMR) agreement are refunded if the RMR later returns to service outside of an RMR agreement.

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TEPA Announces New Members

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) announced several new members.

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August 2

Binge Watch With Your Electricity: Retail Supplier Bundling Hulu Service With Electricity

A retail supplier is offering customers an electricity plan that includes a 12-month Hulu subscription at no additional cost

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NY Slaps New Nuclear Procurement Compliance Cost on ESCOs (Starts At $17/MWh), Also Imposes New Renewable Compliance Obligation on ESCOs

The New York PSC adopted an order requiring ESCOs and other LSEs to pay a compliance cost associated with administratively determined subsidies provided to allegedly at-risk "merchant" nuclear plants, and also instituted a new renewable energy standard with the compliance obligation imposed on ESCOs and other LSEs

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Utility Long-Term Contracting Bill Equaling ~50% of Retail Market Sent To Governor Reverts To Giving Utilities Discretion On How To Use Power, May Use For Default Service (Final Version Removes Mandate That Products Be Sold Into Market)

A final version of the Massachusetts long-term hydropower and offshore wind bill now sent to Governor Charlie Baker reverts to earlier language that gives electric distribution companies discretion on how to dispose of products procured under the contracts.

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Names New Vice President of Sustainability

 

Update: Here's How Ohio Utility Seeks To Implement SSO Tariffs From 2013, After Supreme Court Reversal

Dayton Power & Light has filed proposed tariffs with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that would implement Standard Service Offer (SSO) tariffs from 2013, as a result of a Supreme Court of Ohio order vacating a 2013 PUCO order adopting an electric security plan (ESP II) at DP&L.

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Retail Supplier Closes Acquisition

Spark Energy, Inc. announced that the company has completed its acquisition previously reported of ...

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LifeEnergy (LS Power Retail Supplier Affiliate) Seeks License In New States
• nTherm Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Commodities Merchant Hires Market Veterans for COO, CFO Roles

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Donates RECs To Offset US Open Usage

 

August 1

Oil Major Seeks Option 1 Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate (Ability To Serve All Customers)

An oil major has applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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PSEG Moves Forward With New Retail Supply Business, Focused on Organic Growth, Makes Hires

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is moving forward with building a competitive retail supply business as a "defensive" play, and said that it is focused on organic growth for the retail effort

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FirstEnergy: Goal Is To Move Out of Competitive Business, Looking At Every Option That's Cash Flow, Credit Positive

"We will look at every option that's available to us that is positive from a cash and credit perspective to move out of [the merchant] business over time, and that's our goal," FirstEnergy Corp. CEO Chuck Jones said during an earnings call on Friday

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine CEO Claims 30% of ERCOT Generation Losing Money Or Breakeven

 

BlueRock Energy Applauds N.Y. Supreme Court’s Ruling Against, "Regulatory Exploitation"

The following is a media statement from Phil Van Horne, President and CEO of BlueRock Energy. EnergyChoiceMatters.com disclaims any responsibility for the content of the statement below, and makes no averment as to its accuracy or statements

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Calpine "Doubling Down" on Serving Customers Directly With Generation, Plans Retail Growth

Calpine is continuing to "double down" on using its generation to directly serve customers, whether via retail or wholesale supply agreements, rather than using financial hedges, Calpine CEO Thad Hill said on Friday.

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• Connecticut Light & Power Discloses Default Service Supplier
• Texas REP Reports Corporate Restructuring

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Lowers Price For SolarCity, Reaches Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: NJ BPU Takes FERC To Court Over PJM Capacity Performance Approval

 

July 29

AEP Pursuing "Restructuring," Not Re-regulation In Ohio, Says Proposal Intended To Preserve Customer Choice in Supplier

AEP is, "pursuing restructuring in Ohio," said CEO Nick Akins during an earnings call

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Parent of Texas Retail Provider Reaches Agreement To Acquire Oncor

The parent of a Texas REP announced a definitive agreement to acquire Oncor

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Retail Supplier Parent To Sell 840 MW Of Pennsylvania Generation

The parent of a retail supplier announced that one of its competitive subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to sell ...

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Calpine Announces Retirement of ERCOT Generating Assets

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IGS Energy Receives Authority To Serve New Service Area
• Palmco Power Seeks Licenses In Another New State

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Duquesne Light Launches Instant Connects and Seamless Moves To Increase Convenience for Shopping Customers

Duquesne Light announced that it has implemented instant connects (day one shopping) and seamless moves.

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ERCOT Posts Responses To Questions on RMR Alternative RFP

ERCOT has posted its responses to the questions received related to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Must-Run Alternatives (MRA) to the existing Reliability-Must Run (RMR) Agreement with NRG Texas Power LLC's Greens Bayou Unit 5

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July 28

Direct Energy Plans To Launch "Own" Smart Thermostat By Year-End

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RESA Opposes "Unprecedented Recommendation" That Threatens to Shut Down Telemarketing of Retail Energy Sales in Pennsylvania

Says Initial Decision Ignores Statute, PUC Regulations; Would Harm Customers

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed exceptions to an initial decision in a complaint case against Blue Pilot Energy which is before the PUC, as RESA opposed an initial decision's finding that failing to obtain a customer signature on a written contract after a cold call telesale would violate the state's Telemarketer Registration Act (TRA) and therefore also violate the PUC's regulations

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After Supreme Court Reversal, Ohio Utility Files To Implement Standard Service Offer (SSO) Rates From 2013 (Supreme Court Reverses Order That Approved Market-Based Default Service)

Dayton Power & Light has filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to implement Standard Service Offer (SSO) rates that are consistent with the rates that were in effect before a September 4, 2013 PUCO order on DP&L's electric security plan under Case 12-426-EL-SSO (which is DP&L's current ESP used for rates), due to the Supreme Court of Ohio's recent decision reversing PUCO's ESP approval order

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Retail Supplier Chosen For New California Community Choice Aggregation

The board of directors of the recently established Peninsula Clean Energy Authority (PCEA) community choice aggregation in San Mateo County, California, has selected ...

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Remaining Funds for Retail Provider Reimbursements Under Texas Low-Income Smart Device Program at Oncor Still Above $5 Million

Oncor filed a further update concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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July 27

Retail Supplier Announces Acquisition of ConEdison Solutions

A retail supplier today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with ConEdison Solutions, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., to acquire its retail electricity and natural gas business

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NY PSC Chair: "Injustice" of Court Decision Vacating Retail Market Reset Order, "Will Be Short-Lived"

New York Public Service Commission Chair Audrey Zibelman issued the following statement yesterday concerning a court's decision to vacate Ordering Clauses #1-3 of the PSC's February retail market "reset" order.

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NEM: Recent NY PSC Staff Guidance Banning Pass-Throughs Not In Disclosure Statement Raises Concern On How ESCOs May Recover New Compliance Costs From Nuclear Procurement Standard (Costs Start At $17/MWh)

Noting a recent email to ESCOs from New York PSC Staff concerning the prohibition on the use of pass-throughs for costs not identified in an ESCO's disclosure statement, the National Energy Marketers Association said that there is, "significant risk," that ESCOs may not be able to recover new compliance costs arising from a new nuclear procurement standard proposed to be imposed on LSEs

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Green Mountain Energy Receives Natural Gas Supplier License

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First Point Power Seeks Supplier License in New State
• Mint Energy Receives License In New State

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Broker-Consultant Edison Energy Names Former Utility Exec As Managing Director of Enterprise Development, Will Lead Northeast Growth

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July 26

As Retail Market Reset Ordering Clauses Vacated, NY PSC Says: "Make No Mistake", We're Ending Harmful ESCO Practices
                                                                             
Court Vacates Orders For Guaranteed Savings, Minimum Renewable Content on Procedural Grounds, But Says PSC Has Jurisdiction Over ESCO Rates

"Make no mistake, we are putting an end to deceptive ESCO practices that harm electric and gas customers," New York PSC Public Information Officer James Denn said as a New York court vacated Ordering Clauses #1-3 of the PSC's February retail market reset order, but affirmed the PSC's jurisdiction over ESCO "rates."

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Genie Retail Energy (IDT Energy Parent) To Acquire Two Retail Energy Suppliers

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GE's New "Energy As a Service" Company Hires Former Chief Marketing Officer of Retail Energy Supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Aggregation Returns Customers To ComEd After Beating Utility Rate In Only 4 Of Past 13 Months

 

Liberty Power CEO David Hernandez To Keynote New York Energy Marketing Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences announced that David Hernandez, CEO of Liberty Power, will deliver the keynote address at the 6th Energy Marketing Conference on September 20th in New York City

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Palmco Power Seeks Licenses In New State
• Atlantic Energy Seeks Supplier Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Group: NY Nuke Subsidies Violate State’s Vision for Competition

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC ALJ Recommends SSR Reliability Payments Be Reduced By 1/3 for Michigan Upper Peninsula Customers

 

July 25

Breaking: NY Court Vacates Orders #1-3 Of NY PSC Retail Market "Reset" Order; But Says PSC Has Jurisdiction Over ESCO "Rates"

The Supreme Court for the County of Albany, NY has issued an order vacating ordering clauses #1-3 of the New York PSC's February retail market reset order

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Texas Retail Providers Oppose Requirement For REPs To "Determine" Customer's Authority To Enroll Account, Also oppose Increase Verification Information Required For Enrollments Proposed in PUCT Staff Strawman

Texas retail electric providers have opposed a proposal contained in a strawman filed by Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas that would require retail electric providers to obtain a second data point for account access verification for door-to-door enrollments conducted via electronic device.

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Retail Supplier To Sell, Deactivate Affiliated Coal Generation

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Start-Up Energy for a Cause Receives Licenses in New State

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RetailEnergyX: El Paso Electric Customers To See Higher Bills From Regulated Generation, More Increases Expected

 

Texas Retail Provider Proposes "Two Step" (Dual Validation) Process For Electronic Door-to-Door Enrollments

TXU Energy has proposed a "two-step" or "dual validation" process for door-to-door enrollments completed through electronic devices.

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Texas Consumer Advocates Press For Greater Disclosure of REP Fees in Electronic Door-to-Door Rulemaking, Seek Disclosure of Post-Contract "Rate" At Time of Enrollment

Texas consumer advocates have pressed for greater disclosure of fees charged by retail electric providers, in submitting comments on strawman proposals concerning door-to-door enrollments completed via electronic device.

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Michigan PSC "Remains Concerned" Lower Peninsula LSEs Do Not Have Adequate Capacity

The Michigan PSC issued an analysis in which the PSC said that, while Michigan's near-term electric supply outlook for the summer of 2017 in the Lower Peninsula has improved slightly, the five-year review again shows, "the tightening of capacity supplies overall, in both the state and the Midwest"

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Court: FERC's Dual Investigatory And Adjudicatory Functions Risk "Inherent Bias"; Says De Novo Review of Generator Penalty Shall Proceed As Ordinary Civil Action

Citing the "inherent bias" in cases where a decision-maker performs both investigatory and adjudicatory functions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts said the "de novo" review of a FERC penalty against Maxim Power shall proceed as an ordinary civil action governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that culminates, if necessary, in a jury trial

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Village Selects Retail Supplier (Rate Disclosed)

 

PSC Opens Investigation Into Alleged Slamming By Retail Supplier

The Michigan PSC directed that the Michigan Agency for Energy Staff, on behalf of the Commission, shall conduct an investigation into the alleged unauthorized switching of natural gas customers by ...

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Texas PUC Assigns Dockets For Contemplated Rulemakings

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has assigned the following docket numbers to previously contemplated rulemakings:

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RetailEnergyX: Report: New Drafts of Michigan Anti-Choice Bill Being Prepared; Suppliers Say Ownership/Contractual Rights Proviso Would Gift Market To Two Utility Affiliate Suppliers

 

July 22

Pa. PUC Rejects Recovery of Costs in POR Discount That Would Threaten "Viability" of Program

PUC concerned cost recovery via POR could harm program

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Texas Retail Provider Launches New WaterSaver Plan, Bundling Smart Sprinkler Controller

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FERC Withdraws Proposal That Would Have Deployed Dragnet To Collect Information On Other Business Interests, Contractual Relationships Of Any RTO Market Participant; Limits Info Collected And Narrows Application

FERC has withdrawn a previously proposed rule that would have required any market participant in an RTO, including buyers, to file reports concerning the participant's "connected entities" (a new term broader than current affiliate reporting requirements)

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 4 EGSs For Alleged Failure To File Proof of Security

 

ESCO CEO: NY PSC Moratorium On Low-Income Customer Shopping "Insulting" To Customers, Exposes Customers To Monthly Price Fluctuations

The following is a media statement from Phil Van Horne, President and CEO of BlueRock Energy. EnergyChoiceMatters.com disclaims any responsibility for the content of the statement below, and makes no averment as to its accuracy or statements

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Pa. PUC Grants Waiver Related To Switching Confirmation Letter In Light Of Implementation of Instant Connects (Day One Shopping), But Does Not Require EDCs To Change Timing

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a final order adopting a waiver to allow for a change in when the EDC switch confirmation letter is sent in situations of an instant connect (day one shopping), but will not require all EDCs to adopt such a change.

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CenterPoint TDU Reports on Remaining Funds For Retail Provider Reimbursements Under Texas Low-Income Smart Device Program

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric filed a further update concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Sued, As Door-to-Door Agents Allege They Were Not Compensated

 

July 21

Spark Energy Says Second Quarter Results "Far Exceeded" Expectations, Plans to Raise Guidance

Spark Energy, Inc. announced preliminary financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

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Texas Chair Nelson Clarifies Retail Market Comments Misconstrued By New York PSC Chair

During yesterday's open meeting, Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman Donna Nelson took the opportunity to clarify comments concerning the retail market that have been "misconstrued" by the Chairman of the New York PSC (click here for story)

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Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative Latest Utility Seeking To Join ERCOT

During yesterday's open meeting, Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman Donna Nelson said that she had been contacted by Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative as well as Lone Star Transmission concerning a project proposed to move the small portion of Rayburn that is currently within SPP to ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: Public Opposition To "Government Intrusion" Into Energy Shopping Quashes Proposed Muni Aggregation

 

Update: PECO Residential Price To Compare To Increase (Official PTCs Posted)

PECO has posted official electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning September 1, 2016

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Oncor Would Pay $130,000 Under Settlement With Texas Staff Concerning Incorrect Line Rating Which Led To Price Spikes

Oncor Electric Delivery Company would pay $130,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of PURA § 39.151(d) and 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 25.503(f)(8) (TAC), relating to the provision of information to ERCOT, arising from an incorrect line rating, which contributed in part to certain price spikes

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MISO Posts Draft Tariff, BPMs for Chosen Forward Capacity Market Applicable Only To Retail Choice Areas

The Midcontinent ISO has posted draft tariffs and business rules for its chosen solution to implement a capacity market construct specific to those states within the RTO that have retail choice

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RetailEnergyX: Hyped Tesla "Master Plan" Includes Integrated Home Generation & Storage; Wants To Make Customers Their Own Utility

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant’s Killinger: How The "Light Company" Got Smart On Energy And Consumers

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Surcharges Applicable to Retail Providers Approved at CenterPoint TDU

 

July 20

PPL To Decrease Use of Six-Month Contracts for Residential Default Service Under Settlement

An uncontested settlement in PPL Electric's default service proceeding for the period June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2021 would decrease the utility's reliance on six-month contracts to serve residential default service customers

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In Adopting Low-Income Shopping Moratorium, NY PSC "Significantly Departs" From Recommendations of Direct Energy

The New York PSC's written order adopting a moratorium which prohibits ESCOs from serving Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers cited Direct Energy as proposing a moratorium, but in adopting a moratorium departed significantly from Direct Energy's proposal, which was an alternative offered after the PSC sought to essentially shut down the market as a whole (via its reset order), and after an APP collaborative expressed an unwillingness to adopt Direct's preferred solutions which maintain choice for all customers, and in response to proposals in the collaborative that would negatively impact the entire market, Chris Kallaher, Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Direct Energy told EnergyChoiceMatters.com

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MP2 Energy Chosen To Partner With Apex Clean Energy To Provide Electricity For Fort Hood

MP2 Energy announced that it has been chosen to partner with Apex Clean Energy to supply both renewable energy and system electricity to Fort Hood, outside of Killeen, Texas

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NY Muni Aggregation Customers Lose Former Day-Night Rate By Not Opting Out, Aggregation Scrambles To Add Product

Customers formerly on a "day-night" rate at NYSEG were enrolled into the Sustainable Westchester opt-out municipal aggregation (which has a flat rate) have been asking SW to institute a day-night rate, as SW asked the PSC to require NYSEG to share data concerning day-night customers

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RetailEnergyX: Another Nevada Casino Seeks To Take Competitive Supply

 

Texas PUC Chair: Other Loads May Follow Lubbock Power & Light's Request To Join ERCOT, Suggests Rulemaking

Noting that other loads may seek to join ERCOT as Lubbock Power & Light is seeking to do, Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said in a memo in advance of today's open meeting that the Commission should open a rulemaking addressing issues related to such transitions, to the extent current rules do not adequately apply

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Maryland PSC Rejects BGE Proposal To Own Microgrid, Notes Customers Would Have Been Required To Take SOS When In "Island" Mode

The Maryland PSC has rejected, without prejudice, Baltimore Gas & Electric's proposal to build, own, and operate two microgrids.

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Maine 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 for the month of August 2016

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RESA Statement on NY PSC Moratorium on Service To Low-Income Customers

The Retail Energy Supply Association issued the following statement in response to the New York PSC's moratorium on service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers:

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Co. Wholesale Marketer Names New COO, SVP

 

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RetailEnergyX: Electric Choice Cited As Way To Lower Summer Power Bills in USA Today

 

July 19

Retail Supplier To Sell Network Marketing Channel, Enters Partnership With New Owner To Expand Channel

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Texas-based Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran As Senior Director, Commercial Sales

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PECO Electric Supply Price To Increase

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning September 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Some Upset With Pa. PUC’s Handling of Polar Vortex Complaints

 

FirstEnergy Pa. Utilities To See Up To 30% Increase in Price To Compare on Sept. 1 (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power)

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1, 2016, with residential rates at Met-Ed, Penelec, and Penn Power increasing anywhere from 16% to 28%.

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Retail Natural Gas Supplier To Expand To Retail Electricity Supply

A retail natural gas supplier is expanding to retail electricity sales

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They're At It Again: PJM, FERC Staff Attempting To Impose Retroactive Costs on Retail Suppliers

A settlement concerning the allocation of PJM transmission cost responsibility would inexplicably make rate changes effective back to January 1, 2016, imperiling retail suppliers who have already served load for such earlier periods.

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Announces New Community Solar Project in Massachusetts

 

July 18

Update: N.Y. ESCOs Must Drop Existing Low-Income Customers To Default Service At End of Contract Term

The New York PSC has issued a written order imposing a moratorium on ESCO service to low-income customers, which explains how treatment of existing low-income ESCO customers, or ESCO customers who later become eligible for low-income protections, are to be treated.

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CEO of Retail Supplier Parent Steps Down Due to Medical Issue, Replacement Sought

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Retail Suppliers To Undergo Change In Upstream Ownership

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Texas Clean-Coal Plant Gets More Time To Find Financial Backers Before Feds Pull Funding

 

ERCOT Compelled To Disclose Market Participants' Confidential Information In Panda Lawsuit

ERCOT informed market participants that, as part of ongoing litigation relating to the development of the Panda Sherman and Panda Temple plants, ERCOT has received discovery requests from plaintiffs seeking a variety of information relating to the development of generation in ERCOT.

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Surprise! N.Y. Low-Income Moratorium Not Applicable To Opt-Out Municipal Aggregations

The New York's PSC's new moratorium on ESCOs serving customers participating in utility low-income assistance programs (Assistance Program Participant, or APP) bizarrely does not apply to opt-out municipal aggregations, the PSC's written order confirms

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PSC Issues Questions To Utility Concerning New Billing System's Impact on Retail Suppliers

A PSC directed a utility to answer a series of questions about its new billing system and its impact on retail suppliers

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Calpine: Texas PUC Should "Consider Eliminating" Emergency Response Service

"Calpine encourages the Commission [Texas PUC] to consider eliminating the current ERS [Emergency Response Service] program," Calpine said in comments in a project reviewing ERS (45927)

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Energy, Hawaiian Electric Industries Terminate Merger Agreement After PUC Rejects Deal

 

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RetailEnergyX: SolarCity Raises $345 Million to Finance New Solar Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: California ISO Issues Revised Draft Governance Principles for Western Regional ISO

 

July 15

NY PSC Chair Takes Shot At Texas Retail Market, Notes "Problems"

Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the New York PSC, took note of what she described as "problems" in the Texas retail electric market during yesterday's New York PSC meeting

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Compare & Contrast: New York Moves Away From Providing Low-Income Customers Access to Competitive Markets While Ohio, Pennsylvania Expand Access For Low-Income Customers

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday (click here), the New York PSC has adopted a moratorium on low-income customer participation in the retail electric and natural gas markets, in an action that PSC Staff said they believe (though not familiar with every state) to be the first of its kind in the country.

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NY Adopts "Moratorium" on ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

The New York PSC has adopted a "moratorium" on ESCO service to low-income electric and natural gas customers

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RetailEnergyX: Non-ERCOT Texas Utility Warns Of Possible Outages From High Usage

 

Retail Supplier Parent Increases Distribution Payments, Based on Continued Confidence in Growth

The parent of a retail supplier has approved a 2% increase to distributions

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ArcLight Affiliate Names Former Merchant Generation Exec As CEO

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RetailEnergyX: Reports: Berkshire Hathaway Among Leading Bidders For Oncor, Fidelity Preparing Bid

 

Apex Sells Majority Stake in Renewable Generation Under Development At Texas Military Base

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• Sharyland To Hold Meeting With Texas Retail Providers on Operational Issues Related To Introduction of System-Wide Distribution Rates For Service Areas
• Pennsylvania PUC Issues Final Order Adopting Settlement Regarding Retail Supplier Pricing, Trade Practices

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Park Discovery Green Renews Contract with Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Data Center Switch Suing PUC, NV Energy For Damages Due To Denied Petition to Take Retail Choice Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: LIPA To Contract for 90 MW Of Offshore Wind

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Approves Incentives for Customer Direct Load Control At Central Hudson

 

July 14

Breaking: NY Adopts "Moratorium" on ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

The New York PSC has adopted a "moratorium" on ESCO service to low-income electric and natural gas customers

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ERCOT Issues RFP For Generation, Demand Response Alternatives to NRG Greens Bayou RMR

ERCOT has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to procure one or more resources as a Must-Run Alternative (MRA) to the existing Reliability-Must Run (RMR) Agreement with NRG Texas Power LLC's Greens Bayou Unit 5.

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Retail Suppliers Seek Count of Capacity Exempt Customers Under New Definition; Warn Count Could Be Lower Than PUC Intended, "Severely" Harm Market

Global Montello Group Corp. and Sprague Operating Resources LLC asked the Maine PUC to order Northern Utilities, Inc. (Unitil) to expeditiously provide information allowing suppliers to determine the total number of customers eligible to be Capacity Exempt under recent changes adopted by the PUC, as the suppliers also sought clarification of the PUC's order.

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Loss of Residential Shoppers at PPL Accelerates, Pennsylvania Returns to Statewide Shopping Growth After Blip

PPL continues to see an acceleration in the decline of residential customers on competitive electric supply, while Pennsylvania statewide residential customer shopping increased during June after a decline in May

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RetailEnergyX: Stream Launches New Weekly Energy Reports For Texas Customers

 

Texas PUC Draft Would Find Rates Must Be Set For Sharyland Lessee, Asset Owner Separately; Require Lease To Be Regulated As Tariff

A draft preliminary order filed by Texas PUC Commission Advising would find that, consistent with the PUC's recent findings in the Oncor merger proceeding, PURA does not allow the Commission to treat the Sharyland company owning T&D assets and a separate Sharyland entity operating such assets as one utility for ratemaking and regulatory purposes.

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Texas PUC Staff File Report on Just Energy SBF Compliance

The Budget and Fiscal Oversight Division of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) filed a report on a compliance audit of Just Energy's participation in the LITE-UP Texas program.

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Briefly: Draft Texas Order Would Set Nonbypassable System Benefit Fund Fee

• Draft Texas Order Would Set Nonbypassable System Benefit Fund Fee

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RetailEnergyX: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Acquires Two Texas Wind Projects

 

July 13

EFH Lining Up $4.25 Billion in Financing For TXU Spin-off, Talks TXU Market Position/Share, Earnings With Investors

Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC (TCEH), a unit of Energy Future Holdings and the parent of TXU Energy and Luminant, is conducting meetings with prospective lenders in connection with the syndication of its $4.25 billion senior secured credit facilities

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Industry Veteran Joins Texas-Based Broker

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Koch Energy Services Receives Option 1 Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted wholesale energy marketer Koch Energy Services, LLC an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: State Incentives Approved for Retail Supplier

 

Initiative To Introduce Energy Choice In Nevada Will Appear on November Ballot

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has certified that the petition returned for The Energy Choice Initiative are sufficient, and the initiative will appear on the 2016 general election ballot.

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If Texas Market Advocates Ever Wanted To Push To Open Entergy To Customer Choice, The Door Could Soon Close (Act Fast)

For advocates seeking to expand retail choice, the Entergy Texas service area remains one of the lowest hanging fruits, which oddly has not drawn much attention despite seemingly lower barriers to choice versus other favorite targets such as Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan (full choice), and California (full choice) which have not seen any success (apart from a likely marginal increase in California allowable retail choice)

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Exelon In Talks To Acquire NY Nuclear Plant

Exelon is in discussions to ...

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RetailEnergyX: CAISO Study Claims $1.5 Billion in Savings From Potential Creation of Western Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Utility ConEd Developing Energy Storage System on Wheels (Mobile Batteries)

 

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Says Ohio Pols Need To Have Serious Talk on Lack of Direction on Deregulation Policy

 

July 12

Pa. Utility To Double Bypassable Charges Related To Supply Procurement, Eliminate Switching Fee Under Settlement

A settlement at a Pennsylvania utility would more than double the bypassable supply procurement charge

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NY PSC Staff Approves Utility's Plan to Select ESCO To Run Utility-Directed Opt-Out Aggregation Pilot Project

Staff of the New York PSC have informed Niagara Mohawk that NiMo's proposed update to its Clifton Park, NY Reforming the Energy Vision demonstration project, which includes what is essentially a utility-directed opt-out municipal aggregation program coordinated with the town which has about 15,000 customers, complies with the REV goals and may proceed to the next stage.

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Retail Supplier Awarded Contract with Pennsylvania Department of General Services

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has signed a three-year contract for ...

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RetailEnergyX: H-E-B Selects Texas Provider For Back-Up Power, Microgrids at 45 Stores

 

Texas REP Complies With Settlement, Will Retain Certificate

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have confirmed that Jade Energy, LLC has complied with the terms of a settlement concerning the company's REP certificate, and that the company will maintain its certificate.

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License Briefs

• Diversegy Receives License in New State
• Alden Energy Consulting Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Fines Gas Marketer $20 Million For Manipulation

 

AEP Texas Central Provides Interim Update on REP Reimbursements Under Low-Income In-Home Device Provisioning Program As Funds Approach Exhaustion

AEP Texas Central filed a further interim report concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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• Texas Staff Sets Date For Hearing on Alternative TDU Ratemaking Report (Impacts REP Pricing)
• Texas PUC Staff File Report on Champion Energy SBF Compliance

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate of Pa. Utility Named Preferred HVAC Partner of Utility

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Provider Launches Program Targeted At Health Care Facilities (Includes Affinity Program For Patients)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Unveils New Brand

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Formally Announces Brokering of Arlington City Supply Contract

 

July 11

Pa. PUC Orders Surprise Increase in RPS Obligations of Retail Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC has informed retail suppliers and EDCs of an increase in the otherwise anticipated annual AEPS Tier I obligations for the 2016 compliance year.

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Pa. PUC Staff: Only Beneficiaries of Low-Income Shopping Are Retail Suppliers; Recommend Low-Income Customers Be Restricted To Rate-Regulated Shopping Program (Existing Customers Cannot Continue With Chosen Supplier)

Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers at PPL should only be permitted to shop through a new Standard Offer Program (SOP) exclusive to CAP customers, Pennsylvania PUC Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Staff said in a brief in PPL's default service proceeding.

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NY Staff Revamps Nuclear REC Program; ESCOs Wouldn't Be Allowed to Trade, Source RECs, Must Purchase from NYSERDA At Regulated Cost

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a revised zero emission credit (ZEC) program, designed to provide out-of-market subsidies to nuclear power plants, which would require ESCOs and other LSEs to purchase ZECs.

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Agg Official: Shopping Individually For Supplier Is Like "Stock Market"

 

PUC Adopts Changes To Retail Choice Program; Marketers Had Warned Some Of These Changes Will Harm Market

A PUC adopted a series of changes to the retail choice program at ...

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EDF Energy Services Seeks Retail Gas Supplier License in New State

• CES Retail Energy Supply Seeks Texas REP Certificate
• Texas PUC OKs Withdrawal of REP Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent, Kinder Morgan Enter Strategic Venture

 

AEP Texas Reports on Customers Opting Out of Smart Meters

AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North submitted an update on the number of customers taking non-standard metering service (opting out of a communicating AMS)

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Fines Cited in Letter Opposing Michigan Choice

 

July 8

SHOCK: Initial Decision Would Require Signed, Written Contract For Retail Energy Telesales in Pennsylvania
                                                                             
Use of Exception to Wet Signature Requirement Denied

An initial decision from two Pennsylvania ALJs concerning a complaint brought by the Office of Consumer Advocate and Attorney General against Blue Pilot Energy would find that failing to obtain a customer signature on a written contract after a cold call telesale would violate the state's Telemarketer Registration Act and therefore also violate the PUC's regulations (New Stricter Standard?)

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Initial Decision Would "Permanently Revoke" Retail Supplier's License; Would Fine Retail Supplier $2.5 Million and Order $2.4 Million in Refunds
                                                                             
ALJs Would Rule That Failure For Supplier To Inform Customer "How [Variable] Price Would Be Calculated" Is Deceptive

An initial decision from two Pennsylvania PUC ALJs in a complaint brought by state consumer agencies against ...

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N.Y. Munis Seeking to Create New Opt-Out Aggregation File Implementation Plan With PSC (Could Top 400,000 Customers, May Include Albany)

An aggregator has filed a "generic" implementation plan for an opt-out municipal aggregation with the New York PSC

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MA Sister Utilities Seeking to Merge Operating Companies, What's the Impact on Default Service?

Eversource in Massachusetts is seeking to merge its Nstar Electric operating unit with its Western Massachusetts Electric Co. operating unit to form a single legal entity, and petitioned the DPU for an advisory opinion

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July 7

PUC Orders Retail Suppliers To File Contract Summaries for PUC Compliance Review

A PUC issued a secretarial letter directing all retail suppliers serving residential and small business customers to submit to the PUC draft sample contract summaries they intend to use to comply with the PUC's recent order adopting a contract summary form.

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Texas Stakeholders Submit Strawman On Enrolling Door-to-Door Customers Via Electronic Device Without Telephonic Verification

Texas stakeholders have submitted a strawman concerning retail electric providers' enrollment of customers solicited through door-to-door marketing via an electronic device, without a requirement for verification via TPV or telephonic recording

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Duquesne Light Supply Rate To Decrease

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a new default service supply rate for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Acquires Another Texas Power Plant

 

LifeEnergy (LS Power Retail Supplier Affiliate) Seeks License In New State

• Trianglenergy Seeks License in New State

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Delmarva Issues Correction to SOS Rates

Delmarva filed a correction to its Maryland SOS electric rates, stating that the previously filed tariffs for the period beginning October 1, 2016 inadvertently switched the rates for the Type I Small General Services SGS-S and Type I Space Heating SGS-S classes.

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Opens Review of Allocation of Assessments to Regulated Companies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Provides Supply and Infrastructure Solution to Prism Midstream

 

July 6

N.Y. Utility Proposes Selecting ESCO To Run New Utility-Directed Opt-Out Aggregation Pilot Project

A NY EDC has proposed an update to its Reforming the Energy Vision demonstration project, and now proposes to run what is essentially an opt-out municipal aggregation program

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Muni Aggregation's Next Step: Developing Generation With Captive Customers

The dangers of opt-out municipal aggregation to workably competitive retail electric markets become more apparent as municipal aggregations move to take the next step, transitioning from mere brokers (though ones with a huge competitive advantage in their opt-out authority) to generation developers -- ones that use essentially captive customers to finance power projects that retail suppliers would need to take on risk to develop

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30% Share of Parent of Power Marketer, Utility With Retail Choice To Be Acquired By Pension Fund, Consortium

The parent of a utility and wholesale power marketer has sought FERC approval for a transaction under which ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Cancels Broker License

 

Large Customer Receives Pa. Electric Supplier License

• PRX Energy Receives License in New State

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National Grid Seeks To Increase Utility-Owned Solar Generation by Two-Thirds, Addresses Cost Recovery, Treatment of Output

National Grid has petitioned the Massachusetts DPU to own and operate up to an additional 14 MW of solar generation, as authorized by state law

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Co. Blasts NYT Piece on Clean Coal Plant (Monopoly Utility Cost Overruns)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Utilities Offer Rare Spark for Dealmakers in First Half of 2016

 

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Company Acquires Maine Wind Farm, Boosts Wholesale Sale Portfolio

 

July 5

Retail Supplier Seeks Order Directing Utility To Include Information on Competitive Offers in Bill Insert

A retail supplier has petitioned a PSC to direct an EDC to distribute a bill insert concerning ...

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PUC Orders Sale of Utility Power Plants, Use of Competitive Procurement for Default Service

The New Hampshire PUC has approved, without modification, a settlement among various parties requiring Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource) to divest its power plants and adopt a competitive procurement for default service

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State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Long-Term Contract Procurement Equal To 50% of Retail Electric Market Sales; Amendment Changes Impact on Default Service

The Massachusetts Senate passed an amended version of S.2372, which is generally designed to require the procurement of Canadian hydropower under long-term contracts, but an adopted amendment to the bill changes the treatment of such power with respect to default service

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Eschews TCAP In Favor Of TXU For Electricity Supply

 

PUC Fines Retail Supplier $2,500, Orders Refund To Customer

The Pennsylvania PUC affirmed without modification an initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ, as the PUC imposed a civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 on ...

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RetailEnergyX: NY Customers Bypassing ESCOs, REC Marketers In Favor of "Blockchained" Green Energy Swaps

 

Texas TDU Files To Lower Discretionary Fees Charged to Retail Providers

A TDU has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to reduce certain discretionary service charges applicable to retail electric providers as a result of its AMS deployment.

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RetailEnergyX: Silicon Valley Municipal Aggregation Targets April 2017 Start

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Complete Acquisition of Gas Pipeline Group

 

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RetailEnergyX: Emera Completes Acquisition of Utilities With Customer Choice Programs

 

July 1

Annual Illinois Retail Market Report Details Migration Swings Due to Muni Aggregation (40% Decline in Migration -- Not A Sustainable Driver of Shopping)
                                                                      
                                                                                 
Analysis Finds Illinois Competitive Supply Customers (Dominated By Aggregation Rolls) Paying More Than Default Service

The number of residential customers on competitive electric supply at Commonwealth Edison has fallen from a peak of 70% in March 2014 to only 40% as of May 2016, primarily due the termination of various municipal aggregations and their return of customers to default service, an annual report from the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development illustrates

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New Retail Supplier Chosen For Pa. Chamber Affinity Program

An EGS has been selected as the supplier for OnDemand Energy's ChamberChoice energy program

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PUC Tentatively Approves $6.75 Million Settlement With Retail Supplier Concerning Polar Vortex Complaint

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a tentative order proposing to adopt a settlement among ...

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Details How To Accomplish Sharing More Customer Data With ESCOs As NY Utilities File Distributed System Implementation Plans

 

Investment Bank Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

• Zentility Receives License in New State

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Pa. PUC Approves Assignment of Costs To Retail Suppliers For Gas Account Number Look-up Mechanism; Approves Eight Compliance Plans, Rejects One

The Pennsylvania PUC approved compliance plans to implement remote natural gas account look-up mechanisms at eight natural gas utilities, rejected one LDC's compliance plan, and approved cost recovery from retail suppliers, via the purchase of receivables discount, at one of the utilities.

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Company Completes AGL Merger, Bringing Retail Suppliers Under Southern Ownership

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 9 Suppliers, Brokers For Alleged Failure To File Proof of Security

 

Pa. PUC Approves Implementation Standards For Utility Smart Meter Web Portals, Retail Supplier Access; Orders Implementation
                                                                       
Pa. PUC Denies Access to Non-EGS, Non-Contracted CSP Third Parties

The Pennsylvania PUC approved the technical implementation standards proposed by Electronic Data Exchange Working Group's (EDEWG) Web Portal Working Group (WPWG) for a standardized solution for the acquisition of historical interval usage (HIU) and billing quality interval use (BQIU) smart meter electricity data via a secure web portal.

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Millions Remain Available At Oncor, CenterPoint-TDU For Retail Provider Reimbursement Under Texas Low-Income Smart Device Program

Oncor and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric filed updates concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Names New Director of Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement

 

June 30

Texas PUC Changes Power to Choose Website To Remove 1¢ Credit-Based Offers From Default View, Commissioners Consider Whether Products With Usage Credits Meet Definition of "Fixed"

In an initial step, the Public Utility Commission of Texas has changed the default view of the Power to Choose website such that products with minimum usage fees or credits do not appear in the product list.

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PSNH Seeks Approval of Long-Term Contract With Hydro-Quebec, What's The Impact On Default Service?

Public Service of New Hampshire has petitioned the New Hampshire PUC for approval of a long-term PPA with Hydro Renewable Energy Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec

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nTherm Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

• Connect Energy Resources Seeks License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Even Without Gimmicks, 1¢ Power Plans Make Economic Sense for Texas Retail Providers

 

Ohio Staff Oppose Modified FirstEnergy EDCs' Rate Stability Rider; Recommend Distribution "Modernization" Rider Instead

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have filed testimony opposing the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities' modified Retail Rate Stability Rider (RRS), and have instead proposed that the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities be authorized to collect a new Distribution Modernization Rider

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Receives $3.7 Million To Resolve Power Contract Dispute

 

Texas PUC Maintains Abatement of Sharyland AMS Proceeding

The Public Utility Commission of Texas yesterday maintained an abatement of the proceeding reviewing Sharyland Utilities' proposed advanced meter deployment plan.

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy CEO Talks Brexit, Impact on UK Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sungevity, Inc. to Become Public Company Through Merger Agreement with Easterly Acquisition Corp.

 

June 29

Former Direct Energy President Launching Start-up Broker

A former Direct Energy President is launching ...

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PUC Approves 10% Increase in Default Service Rate at PSNH

The New Hampshire PUC has approved a 10% increase in the energy service (default service) rate at Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource), effective July 1

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PUC Approves Continuation of Alternative Default Service Rate Program

The New Hampshire PUC approved an extension of the Alternate Default Energy Service Rate (Rate ADE) tariff at Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource) in its present form for a period of: either 12 months from July 1, 2016, or if divestiture of PSNH's plants is ordered, until such time as PSNH has transitioned to a competitive solicitation for its default service needs

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RetailEnergyX: Calling Itself "Most Transparent Supplier", ENGIE Resources Details Refunds To Avoid Double Charging Ancillaries With New Nonbypassable FirstEnergy EDC Charges

 

Default Service Rate to Fall 25%

A PUC approved a 25% decrease in the default service rate for residential and small commercial customers at ...

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Mint Energy Receives License in New State

• Quick Energy Solutions Seeks License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: No "Geniuses" Please: "Tesla Solar" Wants to Be the Apple Store for Electricity, Analyst Says

 

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Could Add 100,000 Customers

 

FERC Approves Transition Period For Zonal Sloped Demand Curves in ISO-NE Capacity Market, Rejects Generator Protests on Curve Design

FERC accepted without modification a filing by ISO New England to implement sloped zonal demand curves and a new sloped system-wide demand curve for use in ISO-NE’s Forward Capacity Market

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Transfer Equity Terminates Merger Agreement with The Williams Companies

 

June 28

Start-Up Retail Supplier Won't Make Profit on Power Sold, Will Charge Fixed Membership Fee Instead (Wholesale Club Model)

A start-up has filed to be certified as a New York ESCO, and also recently applied for FERC market-based rate authority.

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Retail Supplier Enters $5 Million Settlement With Regulators Over "Competitive Prices" Claim

A TPS has agreed to pay $5.28 million, including up to $4.5 million in consumer restitution, and to significantly revise its business practices, in order to resolve allegations from the New Jersey Attorney General, BPU, and Division of Consumer Affairs that the TPS, as described by the state agencies, "engaged in aggressive and deceptive marketing practices, and failed to provide promised energy rates that were competitive, lower than the utility companies, or consistent with the pricing mechanisms in [the TPS's] contracts."

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AEP Energy Expands To Three New Service Areas

AEP Energy has begun offering ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Unlicensed Sales Put Electricity Brokers In Spotlight

 

Stream Receives Authority To Serve Customers in New Service Area

Stream is now authorized to serve customers at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NextEra Leads Berkshire Hathaway, Edison Int'l in Oncor Bidding

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla in Talks With Convenience Store Sheetz on EV Charging Stations

 

June 27

N.Y. PSC Secretary Orders Public Release of Individual ESCO Pricing Data

The Secretary of the New York PSC has denied an appeal from several ESCO groups concerning a Records Access Officer (RAO) ruling which had held that the release of ESCOs' historic pricing was not subject to confidential protection.

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PSC Asks Whether "Retail Model" Should Be Used for Default Service, As Review of SOS Re-opened (Hourly Pricing, Contract Term Lengths Also On Tap)

A PSC has re-initiated a review into the design of default service

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Ohio Governor Nominates Lawyer For Retail Suppliers, End Users for PUC Commissioner Seat

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed ...

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RetailEnergyX: Pol: Saving Money Isn’t Primary Goal of Municipal Aggregation

 

RESA Protests New Tariff Requirement For Consolidated Billing For Rate Discount, Says Limit Not Contemplated by PUC Approval Order

The Retail Energy Supply Association has sought rehearing of a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio order approving ...

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Texas REPs, PUC Staff, OPUC Oppose Sharyland Petition to Sever AMS Surcharge, Move Forward With Review of Other AMS Deployment Items

Texas retail electric providers, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel all opposed, in separate comments, Sharyland Utilities' petition to unabate its AMS deployment docket, and to move forward with its deployment plan and non-AMS surcharge issues, with the AMS surcharge issue deferred and adjudicated in a separate proceeding.

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RetailEnergyX: Utility With Choice Installing "Home Powerplant" (Gas-Fired DG)

 

June 24

Power Generation Developer Launching New Texas Retail Provider

A developer of utility-scale wind and solar projects has applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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New Jersey Business & Industry Association Selects Retail Supplier For Affinity Program

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) announced ...

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Pa. Governor Approves Bills Ending Migration Rider, Allowing Nonbypassable Surcharge

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has approved HB 57, which terminates the use of the migration rider in the natural gas market, and allows imposition of a nonbypassable surcharge for recovery of gas cost reconciliations if they exceed a certain threshold.

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Utility Merger "Hit List" of Likely Targets (Includes Companies With Retail Supplier Operations)

 

Santanna Energy Services Launches Offers In New Service Area

Santanna Energy Services has announced an expansion of its service area to include ...

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RESA Touts "Highly Competitive" Offers on N.H. Electricity Shopping Website

A review by the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) finds competitive retail energy suppliers in New Hampshire actively posting more than 70 different residential product offerings via the New Hampshire PUC's shopping website, "at prices highly competitive with default rates offered by the state’s utility distribution companies."

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Energy Trust Completes Acquisition of Remaining Interest in Crius Energy, LLC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Hunt Companies Appeal Texas PUC Order on Oncor Purchase

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Hampshire Business Review Q&A With NH Consumer Advocate Touches on Electric Market Issues

 

June 23

Texas PUC Consultant Report "Prefers" Movement To Much Higher Flat Fees Charged to Retail Electric Providers For T&D Charges Under SFV; Change Would Wreak Havoc With Retail Price Comparisons

A report on alternative ratemaking by a consultant retained by the Public Utility Commission of Texas expresses a "preference" for a movement to Straight Fixed-Variable (SFV) rate design for the recovery of transmission and distribution costs, which are paid by retail electric providers who then recover such costs from their customers

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Direct Energy Offering Free Power To Delaware Customers, As State-Sanctioned Affinity Program Launches

In touting its selection as the, "Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State of Delaware," Direct Energy noted ...

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Retail Supplier Names New Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Energy Signs Contracts with Dozens of Cities in First Half of 2016

 

Texas Retail Providers Press PUC To Consider Retail Choice At Lubbock Power & Light

In filing comments at the Texas PUC concerning Lubbock Power & Light's proposal to join ERCOT, the Retail Electric Provider Coalition, "encourages the Commission to consider the inclusion of retail competition for the LP&L service territory as part of any further studies or public interest findings in this or subsequent proceedings regarding LP&L's interconnection with the ERCOT grid."

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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 period beginning September 1, 2016.

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Texas PUC Executive Director Issues Notice of Violation Against Retail Provider, Staff Seeking $1.75 Million Penalty

The executive director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to ...

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Further Update To Low-Income Discount Provided Through REPs

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed to adjust the discount under the low-income discount program (Lite-Up Texas) to 25%, effective August 1

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RetailEnergyX: Multiple Illinois Cities Moving Customers Back to ComEd; Or Recommending Customers Leave Muni Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni To Develop Natural Gas-Fired Plant

 

June 22

State To Formally Roll Out "Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State" Opt-in Affinity Program, Confirm Selected Supplier

A state is to formally announce today the selection of a retail supplier for an opt-in affinity program, under which the Secretary of State will officially name the supplier as the "Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State."

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Retail Supplier Launches New Demand Response Programs in Texas, PJM

A retail supplier introduced three new demand response programs for commercial and industrial customers located in Texas

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Texas Retail Provider Opens New Regional Sales Office

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RetailEnergyX: Door-to-Door Energy Sales Agents Arrested

 

Pepco Files New SOS Rates

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning September 1, 2016

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Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning September 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: State’s Second Largest City Seeking Consultant To Develop New Municipal Aggregation Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Makes Offer to Acquire SolarCity, Seeks to Create Clean Energy Company Offering "End-to-End" Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NiMo Outage Lasts 18 Hours As Utility Unaware Of Outage

 

June 21

N.Y. PSC Staff Tell ESCOs Staff Will Insist Customers Be "Re-rated" If Being Charged Pass-Throughs Not Disclosed in Customer Disclosure Statement

Staff of the New York PSC recently issued an email to all ESCOs warning ESCOs that, to the extent ESCOs are charging a pass-through not listed in the customer disclosure statement, then Staff will insist such customers be, "rerated."

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Utility Seeks To Increase Residential POR Discount Rate

A utility has filed updated purchase of receivables discount rates

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed Type II SOS rates for the period September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Paper Calls For Greater Transparency in Nebraska Public Power Rates, As Marketer Pushes Retail Choice

 

Texas REP To Relinquish Certificate

• Texas REP's License Updated With New Legal Name

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Texas Generator To Pay $35,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A Texas generator would pay $35,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Utility Launches New Brand, Focus Is On EDC’s Role In, "More Than Keeping the Lights On"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Candidates Backed By Texans for Affordable Electric Rates Win Pedernales Electric Co-op Seats

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Renews Supply Contract With Phillies

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: Texas Regulators Aren't Even Clear on Hunt-Oncor Failure Takeaways

 

June 20

Green Mountain Energy Seeks Natural Gas Supplier License

Green Mountain Energy applied for ...

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Citing Looming Cross-Subsidization, Supplier Asks Regulator To Introduce Zonal Default Service Rates for Residential, Small C&I Customers

TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd. asked the Massachusetts DPU to introduce zonal default service pricing for residential and small C&I customers at Nstar and National Grid, starting with the next basic service price period (November 2016 and January 2017, respectively), in order to address cross-subsidization among customers in different zones that would otherwise occur as capacity prices in ISO-NE have diverged

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Sharyland Seeks To Reinstate Advanced Meter Deployment Proceeding, Severing AMS Surcharge Issue

Sharyland Utilities has petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas to reinstate a proceeding reviewing the utility's proposed advanced metering deployment plan, with such reinstatement limited to issues other than the AMS surcharge, with the AMS surcharge severed into a separate docket

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RetailEnergyX: SolarCity Announces Houston Market Entry, Touts Partnership With Retail Supplier

 

Mint Energy Seeks License in New State

• Diversegy Receives License in New State

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Direct Energy Ceasing Use of NYSEG Solutions Brand

Direct Energy confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it is in the process of transitioning customers from the NYSEG Solutions brand

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Updated With Modified Date: Texas PUC Workshop On Staff Strawman To Allow REPs To Enroll Door-to-Door Customers Via Electronic Device Without Telephonic Verification

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a strawman that would allow retail electric providers to enroll customers solicited through door-to-door marketing via an electronic device, without a requirement for verification via TPV or telephonic recording

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Fines Power Trader $2.4 Million

 

June 17

FERC Mandates Scarcity Pricing for "Transient Shortages"; Retail Suppliers Have Warned Requirement Will Increase Uplift

As part of its never-ending march to increase compensation to capacity owners, FERC has mandated an increase in the frequency in which jurisdictional RTOs enter shortage pricing conditions

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Texas Staff File Strawman To Allow REPs To Enroll Door-to-Door Customers Via Electronic Device Without Telephonic Verification

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a strawman that would allow retail electric providers to enroll customers solicited through door-to-door marketing via an electronic device, without a requirement for verification via TPV or telephonic recording

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Lawyer For Retail Suppliers, End Users Among Recommendations for PUC Commissioner Seat

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council submitted the names of four finalists to be considered by Gov. John Kasich for the position of commissioner of the PUCO to fill an unexpired term ending April 10, 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC: RTO Apparently Compensating Generators For Service Not Provided; Refers Matter To Enforcement Office

 

Maine 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 for the month of July 2016

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NRG Texas Unit To Return To Operational Status

On June 16, 2016, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NRG Among Partners In Data Center Energy Storage Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Touts Beat the Heat Centers, Electricity Plans For Summer Relief

 

June 16

Retail Supplier Names New CEO, Set for Growth, Market Expansion (M&A Cited)

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Texas TDUs To Merge -- What's The Impact on Retail Electric Providers?

Two Texas TDUs have applied at the PUC to merge

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Direct Energy Ceasing Use of One of Its Brands in Northeast, Moves Customers to Sister Brand

Direct Energy is ceasing the use of ...

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Settlement Would Increase Residential DCRF Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers By 230% at CenterPoint TDU

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE), Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, certain cities with original jurisdiction and other parties have reached an unopposed settlement to establish new charges under CEHE's Distribution Cost Recover Factor charged to retail electric providers, effective September 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Former Advisor To Gov. Wolf Confirmed to Pa. PUC, Vows To Be Consumer Watchdog

 

National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

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NY PSC Approves NYSEG Joint Proposal With Revised Code of Conduct for Use of NYSEG Brand Name

The New York PSC adopted a joint proposal in NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric's current rate cases which, among other things, includes revisions to the utilities' code of conduct with respect to the use of the utilities' names by non-affiliates.

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Completes Solar Array Under Texas Parks and Wildlife Partnership, Providing Energy Management Software, Data

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY Pols Seek Legislation To Prevent LIPA From Using PSEG-LI As Default Service Procurement Manager

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Intend to Address Reliability Standard At Open Meeting On/After Sept. 22, Seek Additional Stakeholder Comment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland PSC Adopts Regulations for Community Solar Pilot Program

 

June 15

State Opens Inquiry Into "Unbundling"

A PUC has opened an inquiry regarding unbundling

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Dynegy to Acquire Energy Capital Partners' Interest in Atlas Joint Venture (ERCOT, Northeast Generation)

Dynegy Inc. announced today its intent to acquire Energy Capital Partners’ (ECP) 35% interest in the Atlas joint venture (JV), which the two companies formed in February 2016 to purchase ENGIE’s 9,058 megawatt U.S. fossil portfolio in ERCOT, PJM, and ISO-New England.

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ENGIE (GDF Suez) Names New CEO For North American Group, Unites Energy Supply and Services Businesses into One Organization

ENGIE (f/k/a GDF Suez) has formally launched the ENGIE brand for its operations in the United States and Canada, which the company said reflects, "a new strategic direction and regional organization"

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Choice Not In Spotlight In This Year’s Pedernales Electric Co-op Election, But Undercurrent Remains

 

PURA Seeks Info To Determine Retail Supplier Compliance With New Billing Disclosures

The Connecticut PURA has sought information from the EDCs to determine whether suppliers are submitting newly required information to be listed on customer bills

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Exelon Says It Will Close New York Nukes Without Subsidies

Exelon said in a filing with the New York PSC yesterday that it will close the Nine Mile Unit 1 and Ginna nuclear plants if the PSC does not provide certainty approving a nuclear carve-out under the "clean energy standard" (CES) by September 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy: Solar Can be Big Part of Growth, Not Counting on Subsidies

 

June 14

Retail Market Veteran Joins ESCO As CEO

A retail market veteran has joined

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Led By Market Vet, Energy for a Cause Launching Retail Energy Business

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The Smartr App Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Smartr App Company applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Austin Energy Customers Would Save $200 Million Through Electric Choice

 

Retail Supplier Announces Contract Under Group Net Metering

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Texas PUC Revokes REP's Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas issues a final order revoking the retail electric provider certificate of ...

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PURA Issues Preliminary Notice of Findings Regarding Retail Supplier's RPS Compliance

The Connecticut PURA has issued a preliminary findings and determination regarding each retail electric supplier's compliance with the RPS for the year 2014.

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Ohio Lowering Default Service Electric Bills

 

June 13

New LS Power Retail Supplier Affiliate LifeEnergy Launches Service

LifeEnergy, the newly created retail supplier affiliate of LS Power, has launched service

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Pennsylvania Utility Would Study "Alternative Supply Options" (Bilateral Contracts, Hedges) For Default Service Under Settlement

A settlement among certain parties would require an EDC to study the use of bilateral contracts and other alternative options for default service supply

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Noble Reports "Significant Interest" From "Broad Spectrum" Of Potential Buyers For Sale of Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Names Advisors For Sale

Noble Group has appointed ...

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Retail Supplier Said To Enter New Credit Agreement

An ESCO has entered a new credit facility

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chronicle: Texans "Getting Screwed", "Time to Re-Regulate Electricity"

 

House Committee Chairs Say RTO Markets "Underachieve"; Amount to "Mere Administrative Constructs"; Will Examine Effectiveness of RTO Markets in Changing Power Industry

"[T]he competitive electricity markets -- particularly the organized wholesale markets -- continue to underachieve," when it comes to addressing the changing electricity industry, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) wrote in a letter to FERC Chairman Norman Bay in a letter initiating a review of the markets in light of industry changes.

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Report: MISO Facing Potential Shortages in 2017 for Illinois, Michigan Zones

The Organization of MISO States (OMS) and MISO released the results of their annual resource adequacy survey, and the groups said that results indicate that the MISO region has adequate capacity for 2017 with potential shortages in 2018 and beyond.

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First on EnergyChoiceMatters.com (June 7): Apple Seeks Authority To Sell Wholesale Power at Market-Based Rates

Apple, through Apple Energy LLC, applied at FERC for market-based rate authority to sell power at wholesale

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: Energy Future Creditors Could Be Left with $4 Billion Tax Bill

 

June 10

Texas PUC Chair: 1.5¢/kWh Offers "Deceptive On The Face"

PUC Chair Warns REPs On Offering Prices "Way Below Cost"

Nelson Schedules Meeting With Stakeholders To Reach Resolution on Power to Choose Site

Texas Public Utility Commission Chair Donna Nelson yesterday tasked Staff with reviewing ultra-low priced offers in the market, such as rates listed at an average of 1.5¢/kWh at 1,000 kWh consumption, as Nelson stated, "I think they're deceptive on the face."

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Broker Seeks Declaratory Order From Regulator Regarding "Concierge"/Buyer's Club Service (Auto-Switching Of Customers To Best Plans Over Time)

A start-up broker has petitioned a regulator for a declaratory ruling to determine if Utiliz LLC's business is subject to the regulations, rules, and licensing of an electricity broker or an electricity aggregator

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Texas PUC's Anderson: Compliance With Switch Hold Rules Has To Be 100%

In adopting a settlement between Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric regarding the removal of switch-holds, Texas PUC Commissioner Kenneth Anderson, in a view equally applicable to retail electric providers, said that compliance with the switch-hold rules has to be 100%.

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RetailEnergyX: City Recommends Opt-out Aggregation Customers Switch to ComEd

 

Texas PUC's Anderson: By Shopping, Paying Less Than Last Regulated Rate

During a discussion on the Power to Choose website at yesterday's open meeting (see related story today), Texas PUC Commissioner Kenneth Anderson noted that, since he has been shopping, he has used the site to obtain an electric rate for his home located in the Oncor service area that is well-below the last regulated rate at Oncor

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Pennsylvania PUC Names New Director, and Deputy Director of Office of Competitive Market Oversight

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Texas PUC's Anderson Stresses Need To Address Third Party Access to Smart Meter Texas Data

During yesterday's open meeting, Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson stressed the need to address third party access to the Smart Meter Texas portal

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Settlement Would Implement New Charge Applicable to Retail Electric Providers at AEP Texas

A settlement among parties has been reached regarding the level of the new Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF) proposed to be implemented at AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy Says Hennepin Power Station "Transitions" to PJM

 

From the Archives (5/23): Viridian Selects Click Energy As Partner For Australia Market Entry

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June 9

Former NRG Exec Joins Distributed Energy Provider as VP, Business Development

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Former TXU Exec Joins Board of Waste-to-Energy Company

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MP2 Energy To Supply Toyota HQ in Plano

MP2 Energy announced that it has been awarded a five-year retail electricity contract with Toyota Motor North America to provide 100 percent renewable energy solutions to Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas.

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RetailEnergyX: Financier Linked To Hedge Fund (Which Invested in Retail Suppliers) Arrested on Fraud Charges

 

Broker Selected for State's Largest Opt-Out Aggregation

A broker announced that ...

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FERC Seeks More Info on Dynegy/Atlas Acquisition of GDF Suez Plants, Capacity Market Impacts

FERC Staff have directed that Atlas Power, the joint venture between Dynegy and Energy Capital Partners, provide additional information concerning its application to acquire various plants from GDF SUEZ Energy North America

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Details Alleged "Brazen" "Con" In Door-to-Door Electricity Pitch; Believes Absence Of Agent-Broker Regulation An "Afterthought"

 

Oncor To Issue Refund of Transition Charge Over-collection to REPs

Oncor has filed to refund to retail electric providers an over-collection of transition charges collected under the Rider TC2 - Transition Charge, which the company recently ceased billing as the company made the final scheduled payment on the related bonds

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CenterPoint TDU Announces Automated Historical Usage / LOA Function Now Live For IDR Accounts

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE) announced in a market notice that the automated Historical Usage / LOA function on CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric’s Competitive Retailer Information (CRIP) system is now available for IDR accounts.

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June 8

Private Equity Firm Purchases Shares Of Texas Retail Provider

A global growth private equity firm announced it has completed an investment in a Texas REP

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Retail Supplier Names Market Veterans As Chief Sales Officer, VP of Operations

An ESCO named a new Chief Sales Officer and new Vice President of Operations.

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Regulator Approves Merger With Requirement That Retail Supplier Ceases Use of Brand Name Shared By Utility

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the proposed merger of AGL, parent of Nicor Gas, with Southern Company.

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RetailEnergyX: Release: Texas Average Electricity Prices Historically Higher in Deregulated Areas Although Low-Cost Individual Deals on the Rise

 

Texas PUC Staff Seek Comments on Emergency Response Service Design, Changes

The Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have issued a request for comment concerning Emergency Response Service (ERS) in ERCOT.

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EDF Energy Services Seeks Supplier License in New State

• Energy Edge Consulting Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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• Retail Energy Supply Association Announces Spark Energy as New Member
• Maryland PSC Sets Public Conference on EV Policies

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Details "Unique" Contract Brokered For Toyota, Winning Supplier Disclosed

 

June 7

Apple Seeks Authority To Sell Wholesale Power at Market-Based Rates

Apple, through Apple Energy LLC, applied at FERC for market-based rate authority to sell power at wholesale

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ERCOT IMM: Texas PUC Should Evaluate Drivers That Prompt Load To Voluntarily Shed Apart From Real-Time Prices (4CP, ERS), Due to Skewed Impact on Shortage Pricing

The Public Utility Commission of Texas should evaluate policies and programs that create incentives for loads to reduce consumption for reasons unrelated to real-time energy prices, including: (a) the need for and structure of Emergency Response Service (ERS) and (b) the allocation of transmission costs, the ERCOT Independent Market Monitor recommended in a 2015 State of the Market report

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ESCO: Broker Fees Becoming "Larger and Larger"; NY PSC "Remiss" Not To Address Disclosure of Such Fees

The New York PSC would be "remiss" to not address the "larger and larger" share of the customer's electricity price made up of broker fees, Big Apple Energy said in comments to the PSC on a price benchmarking whitepaper

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RetailEnergyX: Report: PUC Seeks $89,800 Fine Against Broker Allegedly Conducting Business Without License

 

RESA: NY Staff Price Benchmark Proposal Would Focus on Making ESCOs "Jockey" Around Commodity-Only Reference Price, Contravening PSC's Stated Intent To Move To Value-Added Retail Market

The introduction of a reference benchmark price to which all mass market ESCO fixed rates would be subject create a market where ESCOs are forced to focus on, "jockeying around an administratively set benchmark," for a commodity-only product, rather than creating energy-related value-added products and services beyond the commodity, which has been the stated desire of the PSC, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments on the whitepaper

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Direct Energy: NY Staff Whitepaper Price Cap Logistically Unworkable; "Puzzling" Given Negative Impact on Renewal Customers

Among other deficiencies with a proposed reference price benchmark (or price cap) to which all mass market New York fixed ESCO rates would be subject, Direct Energy said in comments on a PSC Staff whitepaper that the proposed timeline for the release and application of the benchmarks is logistically problematic, and would harm customers

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RetailEnergyX: Victoria, TX Selects Retail Provider (Rate, Contract Disclosed)

 

June 6

Noble Group Gives Timeline For Executing Sale of Noble Americas Energy Solutions

Noble Group on Friday said that it is targeting ...

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Retail Supplier Names New CFO, Enters Amended Credit Agreement

A REP has named ...

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ERCOT Enters RMR Agreement With Plant Through 2018

ERCOT notified market participants that on June 2, 2016, it executed a Standard Form Reliability Must-Run Agreement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Investment Firm Announces $360M Debt Refinancing on Texas Power Plant

 

Start-up Charity+Power Receives License

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Renaissance Power & Gas Receives New Supplier License

• Power in People, LLC Receives License

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Texas TDUs Report REP Reimbursements Under Low-Income In-Home Device Provisioning Program

AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North reported updated data concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Reports Details On Capacity Clearing PJM Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Brokers Contract for TPC Member Hospitals

 

June 3

Talen Energy Enters Agreement To Be Acquired

Talen Energy Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with ...

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Marketer Acquires Retail Supplier

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Parties Settle Dispute Over ESCO Ownership

The dispute over ownership of an ESCO has been settled

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RetailEnergyX: WGN: Alternative Suppliers Scam Homeowners Into Higher Electricity Bills

 

Ownership of Smart Meter Texas To Remain With TDUs Under Stakeholder Settlement

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said that staff, ERCOT, the Joint TDUs, the REP Coalition, and the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) have reached an agreement on the future of the Smart Meter Texas (SMT) portal

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Start-Up Retail Provider Drops Request To Use Trade Name Tex-Power

Windrose Power & Gas, LLC, a start-up retail supplier whose formation was first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com earlier this year (click here for background), has amended its Texas REP application and is no longer seeking to use the trade name Tex-Power in Texas

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PSC Staff Not Persuaded Utility Ownership of Microgrids Is Appropriate, Recommends BGE Proposal Be Denied Without Prejudice

Staff of the Maryland PSC said that it has not been convinced that utility ownership of microgrids is appropriate, and recommended that a pilot sought by Baltimore Gas & Electric to own two microgrid facilities be denied without prejudice in favor of a generic proceeding examining microgrids and related issues

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Former NRG, SunEdison Exec Launches Company Offering Mobile Energy Storage ("Uber of Battery Storage")

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Touts Record Enrollment In Utility Value-Added Critical Peak Rebate Service

 

June 2

PSE&G Proposes Lowering Default Service Rate To Lowest Level in 16 Years

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Dayton, OH Selects Supplier For Opt-Out Aggregation

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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RetailEnergyX: SolarCity Launches New Solar Loan Program in Texas, 14 States

 

Connecticut Clarifies Obligation for Retail Suppliers To Submit Price Filings To Rate Board

The Connecticut PURA has issued a letter to retail suppliers clarifying that ...

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CPower Acquires Demand Response Provider

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End User To Pay $5 Million Under FERC Settlement

FERC approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: Nearly 1,000 Customers Switch Since Launch of RI Power Shopping Site

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon To Retire Clinton and Quad Cities Nuclear Plants

 

June 1

Direct Energy Launches Residential Time of Use Offer In New Service Area

Direct Energy has launched a residential Time of Use offer at ...

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Retail Market Veteran Named Managing Partner of Start-up Retail Supplier

A market vet has joined a start-up retail supplier

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Texas Retail Provider Offering Discounted LEDs To Customers Via TDU Programs

A Texas REP announced its participation in a new program that offers discounted LED light bulbs to eligible Texas customers

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Nuke Bailout, ComEd Microgrid Bill Fails To Pass This Session

 

Texas Retail Provider Objects To Start-up's Sought Trade Name

A Texas REP has protested a start-up's sought trade name

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AEP Texas Files To Refund Certain Transition Charges to Retail Providers

AEP Texas Central Company has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to refund about $18 million in transition charges through Rider TC Refund

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Retail Supplier Formally Announces Hiring of Former PUC Commissioner

An EGS formally announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Hitachi Launching North American Energy Solutions Business (Demand Response, Storage)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan Senate Delays Vote on Energy Choice Bill

 

May 31

Fifth Largest C&I Retail Supplier In U.S. (8 GW) Put Up For Sale

Supplier serves approximately 8,000 MW

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NRG Names New General Manager For Retail East Region

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Texas REP To Pay $18,000 To Settle Alleged EFL Violations (Pass-Through of TDU Charges, Minimum Usage Charge)

A REP would pay $18,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Constellation Recaps Process For June Calif. Retail Access Lottery, Notes Lotto May Be Used in Future Expansion of Choice (Another Supplier Expects DA Expansion Bill To Advance From Committee This Summer)

 

ERCOT Finds Houston-Area Power Plant Required for RMR Service

ERCOT issues a final determination stating that ...

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FERC Fines Power Trader $26 Million

FERC issued an order assessing a civil penalty of $26 million on ...

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NY PSC Sets Technical Conference on ESCOs' Compliance With New Clean Energy Standard, Use of RECs

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RetailEnergyX: Great Plains Energy to Acquire Westar Energy

 

May 27

PSC Approves New BGE Purchase of Receivables Discount Rates; Residential Electric Discount Approaches 0%; Gas Discount Up Sharply

The Maryland PSC has approved new electric and natural gas purchase of receivables discount rates at Baltimore Gas & Electric, effective June 1, 2016.

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EDF Energy Services Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

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PSC Approves 25% Lower Residential POR Discount At Pepco; C&I Discounts Also Fall

The Maryland PSC approved an update to the purchase of receivables discount rates at Pepco, with the new lower rates effective June 1, 2016.

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Higher POR Discount Rate Approved At Delmarva

The Maryland PSC approved an update to the purchase of receivables discount rates at Delmarva, effective June 1, 2016, which includes an increase in the residential discount

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PSC Approves Lower POR Discount At Potomac Edison

The Maryland PSC approved an update to the purchase of receivables discount rates at Potomac Edison, with the new rates effective June 1, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: New Default Service Rates Posted For Ohio Electric Utilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Secures 9-Year Electric Supply for City of Abilene

 

May 26

Dynegy Proposing Illinois Legislation To Move Ameren To PJM Market To Bailout Downstate Generation

Dynegy today announced plans to file legislation in the Illinois General Assembly which would move Ameren from the Midcontinent ISO to the PJM market, in order to provide more compensation to downstate generation capacity, such as Dynegy's power plants

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Balfour Beatty, ERock Form Texas Microgrid with Signed Contracts in Excess of 50 MWs

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LP (BBIP) and Enchanted Rock, Ltd. (ERock) announced the closing of an equity financing to fund the construction of microgrid power assets in the state of Texas.

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Michigan Committee Approves Bill Requiring Retail Suppliers To Make Forward Showing of Local Capacity Compliance, Allows Nonbypassable Capacity Charge

The Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee in a 6-1 vote reported favorably SB 437, which would generally impose capacity requirements on retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Apple Explores EV Charging Business; NRG Comment Fuels Speculation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Las Vegas Sands Main Backer of Nevada Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Projects Lower Summer Electric Supply Bills for Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Posts MWs Clearing PJM Capacity Auction

 

May 25

ESCO Holding Company Acquires Retail Supplier

An ESCO holding company has purchased

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Ohio Discloses Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Low-Income Load At Three EDCs

Ohio has disclosed the retail suppliers selected via RFP to serve all or a portion of Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017

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Relatively High Capacity Prices To Persist in PJM For 2019-20 Despite Receding From Near Record Prices From 2018-19 Auction

Despite declines versus the near-record prices seen in the PJM 2018-19 Base Residual Auction, the 2019-20 Base Residual Auction will still burden load with capacity prices at or in excess of $100/MW-day

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NY PSC Schedules Technical Conference on Staff Whitepapers Regarding ESCO Price Benchmarks, Affirmative Consent, Security

The New York PSC scheduled for May 31, 2016 a technical conference on several whitepapers issued by Staff concerning the PSC's ongoing implementation of the retail market reset order

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City To Request PUC Hearing on AEP Texas Central Demand Charges

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon, Dynegy Report MW Cleared in PJM Capacity Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Xcel Energy Seeking $90 Million from Lubbock Power & Light To Exit SPP, Join ERCOT

 

May 24

Haymeadow Solar Developing Utility-Scale Solar Farm In Houston Area, Touts Location To Purchasers Seeking To Avoid Congestion Costs

Haymeadow Solar is developing a utility-scale solar project for the greater Houston area, and is highlighting the project's location to REPs and end-users seeking to avoid the risks of congestion

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Connecticut Governor Hails Retail Supplier's New, Expanded HQ in State, Offers Incentives

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that ...

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Mint Energy Expanding to More Markets in PJM

Mint Energy, LLC is expanding to new markets in the PJM region

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RetailEnergyX: OneRoof Energy Realigns Solar Business To Focus on Non-Traditional Channel Partner Sales

 

Switch Energy To Expand to Retail Natural Gas Supply

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NY Utility Says Customers "Conscripted" Into Municipal Aggregation May Create Ill-Will, Opposes PSC's Inclusion of Larger C&I Customers on Opt-out Basis

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation sought rehearing of the New York PSC's generic order authorizing municipal aggregation on an opt-put basis statewide, as Distribution said that, "the benefits of a state-wide Opt-out enrollment model have not been demonstrated and are, accordingly, a matter of speculation and conjecture."

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Another Texas TDU Reports 75% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

AEP Texas Central reported that it has exhausted 75% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Report: TXU Parent "Bracing" For Competing Bankruptcy Exit Plans

 

May 23

PECO Seeks PUC Approval To Own Distributed Generation, Microgrids

PECO has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for authority to conduct a community microgrid pilot, which would include the utility constructing, owning, and operating several distributed energy resource (DER) technologies to power the proposed microgrid, including natural gas engines.

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Shell Proposes ERCOT Protocol Revision To Accommodate ERCOT-Directed Dispatch of Price-Responsive Distributed Generation

Shell Energy North America (SENA) has submitted to ERCOT Nodal Protocol Revision Request 777, ERCOT-directed Dispatch of Price-Responsive Distributed Generation

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NY PSC Staff Seek To Double Under-Delivery Penalties For ESCOs

Staff of the New York PSC have recommended doubling certain under-delivery penalties for ESCOs at KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (National Grid), in testimony on the KeySpan LDCs' current rate case

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Connecticut Electric Supplier Complaints Plummeted Last Year

 

ESCO Protests "Exorbitant" Increase in Consolidated Billing Charge Sought By NY Utilities, Seeks Phase-In

Direct Energy has sought to phase-in "exorbitant" increases in the consolidated billing charge at KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (National Grid), in testimony on the KeySpan LDCs' current rate case

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Parent of N.Y. ESCO To Expand To New States

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Broker-Consultant Names Director of Energy Management

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Viridian Announces Partner For Australia Market Entry

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Included in Report on Customer Experience Ratings

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Affirms Texas Transmission Developer’s Shared Control Center Won’t Result in FERC Jurisdiction

 

May 20

Energy Marketer Names Market Veteran As CEO, Closes New Funding

A power marketer focused on serving corporate clients has hired ...

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PUC Introduces Purchase of Receivables "Clawback" At Pennsylvania Utilities; Expands Hourly Priced Default Service

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted without modification at settlement in the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities' default service proceedings for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2021 which, among other things, introduces, on a pilot basis, a clawback mechanism to the purchase of receivables program, and lowers the cutoff for hourly priced default service

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Titan Gas and Power Receives New Supplier License
• RPA Energy Receives New Supplier License

• Curago Energy Receives Licenses in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 5 EGSs For Alleged Failure To File Proof of Security

 

New York REV Order Allows Utilities To Offer Value-Adding "Smart Home Rate"

A New York PSC order in its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding allows utilities to offer a "Smart Home Rate" on a "demonstration" basis.

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Texas PUC Abates Sharyland Advanced Metering Deployment Case

The Public Utility Commission of Texas yesterday abated a case considering Sharyland Utilities' proposed advanced metering deployment plan.

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NRG Energy Enters Agreement To Sell Illinois (PJM) Power Plants Totaling Nearly 1,350 MW

Various NRG Energy subsidiaries have entered into an agreement to sell three power plants in Illinois (PJM area) totaling 1,350 MW to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Sands Ends Bid To Take Competitive Supply, MGM Expects October Exit From Nevada Utility

 

PUC Seeks Comment on Waiver Related To Switching Confirmation Letter In Light Of Implementation of Instant Connects (Day One Shopping); Approves UGI Implementation Plan

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a tentative order proposing to change when the EDC confirmation letter is sent in situations of an instant connect (day one shopping).

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PUC Adopts $72,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order adopting a previously reported settlement between Public Power LLC and the PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement under which Public Power will pay a civil penalty of $72,500 and issue certain customer refunds to resolve the charging of an incorrect rate to some 50 customers due to a billing error

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Announces Charitable Donation Resulting From Crowdsourced Vote

 

May 19

PUC Clarifies Requirement For Fees To Be Disclosed Related To Brokers, "Etc."

A PUC issued an order clarifying a 2014 finding on rehearing that requires the, "disclosure of all fees including those by brokers, governmental aggregators, etc."

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Nstar Default Service Rates To Decrease 25%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning July 1, 2016

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Regulator Issues $300,000 Notice of Violation To Retail Supplier Regarding Prior Savings Guarantee in Contracts

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Sub. Launches Machine Learning Technology In New Device Analyzer

 

Just Energy Sees Consistent Customer Churn On Continued Margin Discipline

Just Energy reported a dip in its customer count for the quarter ending March 31, 2016, which was in-line with the net decline during the quarter ending December 31, 2015, as the company continues to focus on margin discipline

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From FirstEnergy EDCs' April 26 Default Service Auction

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities' April 26 default service auction which procured a portion of SSO supplies for 12, 24, and 36 month terms for the period beginning June 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Energy Trust To Initiate a Tender Offer to Acquire Remaining Interest in Crius Energy, LLC (Enhances Access To Capital Markets)

 

Hunt Companies Ask Texas PUC To Vacate Oncor Change-in-Control Order, Say Transaction Will Not Close

Various Hunt Consolidated companies that had received approval, subject to conditions, from the Public Utility Commission of Texas to acquire Oncor have asked the PUCT to vacate the approval order, stating that the contemplated transaction will not close.

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RESA Highlights Savings, Value-Add On Massachusetts DPU Retail Energy Shopping Website

A review by the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) finds nearly 30 competitive retail energy suppliers in Massachusetts actively posting more than 200 different product offerings, "at prices highly competitive with default rates offered by the state’s utility companies."

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May 18

New Supplier Led By Market Veterans Readying to Launch in Retail Choice States

A start-up supplier is preparing to launch in several retail choice states

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ConEdison Solutions Preps For Sale of Retail Supply Biz, Says No Specific Buyer Yet Identified

ConEdison Solutions is taking steps to prepare for a potential transaction involving the sale of ConEdison Solutions' existing retail electricity and natural gas business

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Update: Duquesne Light Prices to Compare Increase As Official PTCs Posted

Duquesne Light has now posted official Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: GDF SUEZ Announces Capacity Management Services Now Available for NYISO Energy Users

 

Stream Seeks Authority To Serve Customers in New Service Area

• Dow Inks PPA With NRG Energy

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FirstEnergy Shifts EVP-Markets To Corporate Strategy Role, Reflecting Changing Focus, Shifts Reporting Structure For Competitive Retail Supply Biz

FirstEnergy Corp. named Leila Vespoli as executive vice president, Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Affairs, and chief legal officer, "a move that reflects the company's focus on more customer-centered, regulated growth," the company said

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Maine 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 for the month of June 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Discount Power CT Customers Have Statewide Savings of Almost $1 Million in 2015 According to Recent Analysis

 

May 17

Retail Supplier Parent Acquires CHP Business To Enhance Distributed Energy Offerings

Acquisition to enhance its distributed energy offerings

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Start-up Texas Retail Energy Provider Seeks To Use Trade Name Tex-Power, Led By Energy Marketing Veteran

A start-up retail supplier has applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate.

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Retail Supplier Offering Predictive Usage Mobile App in Pennsylvania

An EGS announced the availability of a free mobile energy management app for customers in Pennsylvania's PPL Electric Utilities service area

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Elevates Former Texas Retail Energy Exec To New Role of Chief Customer Officer (Role To Ensure Company Has Right Business Model, Regulatory Structures)

 

Ameren Default Service Rates To Decrease

Ameren has posted its Retail Purchased Electricity Charges for the period beginning June 1, 2016

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NextEra Energy Services Seeks Retail Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

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Energy Edge Consulting Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Muni Aggregation Recommends Customers Switch Back to ComEd as Aggregation Rate Exceeds Utility Rate

 

May 16

PUC Staff Proposes Level for New Bypassable Adder Applicable To Default Service Rates

Proposal made for the level of a new adder applicable to default service rates

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ALJ: Retail Supplier Not Reducing Variable Rates As Wholesale Rates Decline A Violation of Marketing Rules

In a proposed order concerning an investigation of Blue Pilot Energy, LLC (click here for related story today), a Maryland Public Utility Law Judge made a conclusion with broader market implications, concerning how retail suppliers charging variable rates set and market their rates.

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Proposed Order Would Fine Retail Supplier $140,000, Suspend License

A proposed order from a Maryland Public Utility Law Judge would impose a $140,000 civil penalty on Blue Pilot Energy, LLC, and suspend the supplier's license for what the PULJ would find are violations of Maryland marketing and solicitation regulations..

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Named BBB Pinnacle Winner, 6 Other REPs Named Winners of Distinction

 

AEP Ohio Proposes Default Service Procurement Design Through 2024, Seeks Placeholder Rider for New Utility-Owned Generation

AEP Ohio has sought to extend its electric security plan through May 31, 2024, and would continue to rely on descending-clock auctions procuring a portfolio of 12, 24, and 36-month load following contracts to serve Standard Service Offer customers

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May 13

Koch Energy Services Seeks Option 1 Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Wholesale energy marketer Koch Energy Services, LLC applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Retail Supplier Offers Compatibility with Amazon Alexa Voice Service

A REP's customers in Texas can now access their account and other services through Amazon's Alexa voice service capable devices

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ComEd Price To Compare To Fall 11%

Commonwealth Edison's residential Price to Compare will fall 11% on June 1.

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RetailEnergyX: Demand Response, Storage Provider Raises $8.5 Million in Growth Round

 

Parent Arranges $2 Billion Borrowing Base Facility For Energy Marketer, Other Businesses

The parent of an energy marketer announced that it successfully arranged:

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PSC Opens Review of New Utility Billing System, Impacts on Retail Suppliers

A PSC has opened an investigation into the implementation of a utility's new billing system and its impact on customers, on the approval process for retail suppliers, and on competition

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Crius Approaches 1 Million Customers, Earnings Tempered By Mild Weather

Crius Energy Trust is nearing 1 million customers as it reported earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 which were impacted by milder than normal weather

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Texas Staff Updates Status Of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed an update regarding the status of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs) and in-home displays (IHDs) to low-income customers

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May 12

Retail Energy Exec Sees Brokers As Among Retail Suppliers' Key Competitors In The Future

Brokers are among the competitors retail energy suppliers will need to deal with in the future, Daniel Verbanac, Senior Vice President for Retail at Constellation, said during DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum

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Retail Energy CEO: "We Could Be Extinct" If Industry Views New Technologies as "Other Products & Services," Rather Than Different Means Allowing Better Delivery of Current Price Risk Management

Retail energy suppliers risk extinction if they view value-added services and disruptive technologies as, "other products and services," rather than using such services as new means to deliver price risk management to customers, Sayun Sukduang, Chief Executive Officer at ENGIE Resources Inc. (f/k/a GDF Suez), said during DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum

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With Supreme Court Denying Review, Pa. PUC Moves To Implement Lower Court's Order Requiring Prohibition on Termination Fees for Shopping Customers in CAP Programs

With the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently denying a Pennsylvania PUC petition for allocatur on the issue, the PUC issued a secretarial letter to implement a prior Commonwealth Court ruling which directed the PUC to adopt a prohibition on early termination fees for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to take competitive electric supply

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Offering 100 Days of Free Power

 

Briefly: Texas REP Changes Name

• Ohio Selects Retail Supplier To Serve Low-Income Customers at AEP Ohio

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May 11

CFTC Moves To Allow Private Lawsuits Concerning ERCOT, RTO Market Outcomes; CFTC's Sought Outcome Has Been Blasted As Allowing "Collateral Attack" on PUCT Authorized Market Rules
• Move Opens Door For Private Court Challenges To Underpinnings of PUCT's Energy-Only Market Structure

In yet another example of federal overreach, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a proposed amendment to a final order the CFTC issued on March 28, 2013 that exempted certain specified transactions of six Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (RTO-ISO Order), including ERCOT, from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations.

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Retail Supplier Parent Acquires Green Charge Networks

The parent of a retail supplier has acquired an 80 percent stake in Green Charge Networks (Green Charge), a battery storage company based in California.

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NEM: Case Law Does Not Support NY PSC's Attempt To Regulate ESCO Prices Through Reset Order

New York's Public Service Law (PSL) does not confer to the PSC ratemaking authority over ESCOs, and the PSC has not cited any case law supporting its reset order which the PSC has attempted to justify in part based upon its PSL obligation to ensure just and reasonable rates, the National Energy Marketers Association and ESCOs said in a reply brief in support of an injunction against enforcement of parts of the PSC's reset order.

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RetailEnergyX: Nissan Partnering To Offer Home Electricity Storage Solution

 

Rapid Power Management Names Director of Energy Services

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Renaissance Power & Gas Receives License in New State; Seeks Another New License

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RetailEnergyX: PSE&G Seeks To Triple Utility-Owned Solar, Landfill Gas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Issues Consumer Guidance For Choosing Electric Supplier

 

May 10

Retail Supplier Parent Acquires Green Charge Networks

The parent of a retail supplier has acquired an 80 percent stake in Green Charge Networks (Green Charge), a battery storage company based in California.

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Premier Holding Corp. Acquires Retail Supplier

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TXU Parent Sees Marginal Residential Customer Churn

Energy Future Holdings, parent of TXU Energy and 4Change Energy, saw a marginal decline in its residential competitive retail customer count from December 31, 2015 to March 31, 2016, with the decline in-line with the decline experienced from September 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015

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Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Decrease 25%

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) has filed new default service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Purchase Price Revealed For Sprague Acquisition of Santa Buckley Book, Customer Count Disclosed

 

PSNH Default Service Rates Forecast To Increase Nearly 10%

Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource) has forecast a nearly 10% increase in its energy service (default service) rate starting July 1, 2016

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Comcast Retail Energy Offers Launched in New State

Energy Rewards, the Crius Energy brand offered via its marketing partnership with Comcast, has begun offering residential service in ...

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Ohio Small Business Affinity Program Re-Introduces Offering Residential Electric Service to Members

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), a small business support association in Northeast Ohio, announced that it brought back its affinity electricity supply program to residential customers

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RetailEnergyX: Supplier Awarded $330,000 in Legal Fees in Suit Alleging Competitor Misappropriated Trade Secrets

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Raises Corporate Starting Wage to $15 an Hour

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Secures Electric Supply Contract for ACU

 

May 9

Former Calpine Chairman, AES COO Joins Broker 5 As Advisor, Investor

A former chairman at Calpine recently joined energy broker-consultant 5 as an advisor and investor in the firm.

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Pa. Utility Seeks Protections for CAP Customers From Increased Bills Resulting From Shopping, Variable Rate Contracts

Duquesne Light said in its petition for a new default service plan (click here for recent story) that it would support the extension of shopping to Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers under certain customer protections and conditions

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Stream Launches Roadside Assistance, Virtual MD Services

Stream has begun offering roadside assistance and Virtual MD services as part of its package of protective services

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RetailEnergyX: Purchase Price Revealed For Sale of DPL Retail Energy Business To IGS Energy

 

Pa. Utility Files Default Service Plan

UGI Utilities, Inc. – Electric Division has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for approval of a default service plan covering the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021

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Eligo Energy Receives License in New State
• IDT Energy Receives Licenses in New State

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From FirstEnergy EDCs' April 13 Default Service Auction

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities' April 13 default service auction which procured a portion of SSO supplies for 12, 24, and 36 month terms for the period beginning June 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Posts Staff Notice Of Alleged Violations Concerning Congestion Rights Bidding

 

May 6

ConEdison Solutions Names New CEO

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Retail Supplier Opens New Pittsburgh Office, Names Three Retail Market Veterans To Lead Team

A retail supplier announced the opening of a new office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to enhance its presence in the region through market expansions.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To Cease Use of Brand Name Shared By Utility

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Parent Raises Capital For New "Customer-Facing" Acquisition

 

Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran As Director of Indirect Sales

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TXU Energy Adds Flexibility To Free Nights Offer, Allowing Customers To Pick Hours

TXU Energy has introduced flexibility to its free nights offer, giving customers a choice of a range of free hours

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Latest Exelon Illinois Bailout Plan Would Allow Utility ComEd To Own Generation

 

NRG Reports Lower Retail Mass Market Earnings on Weather; Sees Stable Customer Count

NRG Energy reported that its Retail mass market segment recorded first quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $151 million, $15 million lower than the $166 million recorded in the first quarter 2015, due to milder weather, partially offset by lower supply costs and operating cost efficiencies.

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Default Order Revoking Texas REP's Certificate

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a motion for issuance of a default order which would revoke the REP certificate of ...

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May 5

Spark Energy Acquires Multiple Retail Suppliers Encompassing 335,000 RCEs; CEO Hopes More Acquisitions To Be Done

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NY PSC Staff Whitepaper Proposes Benchmark Price That ESCOs Would Need to Beat To Offer Fixed Price Product

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a whitepaper that would establish a formula for determining an appropriate not to exceed benchmark "reference price" for a 12-month fixed price offering, thereby allowing ESCOs, contingent on a further PSC order, to offer such a product as an additional complaint product under the retail market reset

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Pennsylvania Utilities Select Suppliers For Retail-Like Default Service Program

Two suppliers selected

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy CEO's Comments Serve To Highlight Barriers Facing Independent Retail Suppliers From Capacity Markets

 

NY PSC Staff Whitepaper Proposes Alternatives To Receiving Express Customer Consent For Material Changes in Contract Terms/Renewals

The New York PSC Staff have issued a whitepaper for an alternative to the requirement to obtain express customer consent for material contract changes and contract renewal.

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NRG Revamps Residential Solar To Originate Business For Sale To Other Providers; Sells Majority Share of EV Charging Business

NRG Energy announced today the conclusion of the GreenCo strategic review process with ...

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Connecticut Light & Power Default Service Rates To Decrease 30%

Connecticut Light & Power's residential Standard Service rate will decrease 30% on July 1.

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United Illuminating Default Service Rates To Decrease 25%

United Illuminating's residential and small C&I Standard Service Generation Services Charge (GSC) will decrease about 25% on July 1.

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NY PSC Staff Whitepaper Provides Options For Imposing Additional Security Requirements on ESCOs

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a whitepaper that provides potential options for imposing additional security requirements on ESCOs

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Spark Energy Reports "Record" Results on Consistently Strong Unit Margins

Spark Energy, Inc. reported "record" first quarter results, as the company continued to achieve enhanced margins in both its retail electricity and retail natural gas segments while producing improvements in attrition.

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Genie Retail Energy Earnings Up Sharply On Lower Supply Costs, Continues Customer Growth

Genie Retail Energy, the parent of IDT Energy and several other brands, reported sharply higher first quarter earnings on lower supply costs, and reported continued customer growth

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Ohio Selects Retail Suppliers To Serve Low-Income Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved the results of RFPs to award to the load of Percentage of Income Payment Plan customers to a retail supplier at the FirstEnergy utilities and Duke Energy Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Town Square Energy Touts Lowest Residential Portfolio Prices In Connecticut Electricity Market; Saved Customers Over $1.6 Million in 2015

 

May 4

Duquesne Light Seeks To Introduce Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability
• May Seek Long-Term Contract To Support Solar Generation
• Would Expand Hourly Pricing
• Would Unbundle Certain Costs From Delivery To Default Service Rates

Duquesne Light has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP VIII) for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021 that would rely on contracts with longer terms to serve residential and small C&I customers.

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Temporary Restraining Order Against NY PSC "Full Stop" Retail Market Orders Extended Further

The temporary restraining order applicable to certain orders contained in the New York PSC's "full stop" retail market order has been extended again

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Ambit Energy Enters New Service Areas

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RetailEnergyX: Moody’s Analyst: TXU Retail Biz, "Making A Lot Of Money"

 

European Retail Energy Aggregator Newly Entering U.S. Market Receives Texas License

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CenterPoint TDU Reports 75% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE) reported that it expects it will have soon exhausted 75% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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PUCT's Anderson Outlines Options To Move Emergency Response Service Into Day-Ahead ERCOT Market

Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson filed a memo outlining options for moving Emergency Response Service into the ERCOT day-ahead market

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy To Shut Down Nearly 2,000 MW in Illinois MISO Footprint, Says Illinois Must Preserve Jobs, Economy By Keeping Plants (Argument Not Valid in Ohio?)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Secures 10-Year Electricity Contract for City of Midland

 

May 3

Company Acquires Vantage Commodities Financial Services

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Broker Names Retail Market Veteran As Vice President

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Just Energy Partners With Air Filter Service Provider; Includes Potential For Ownership Interest

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Launches Community Solar Projects for New York State Residents and Businesses

An ESCO has launched a community solar offering in New York.

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New ERCOT CDR Shows Reserve Margins Exceeding 17% Through 2025

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report shows that reserve margins are expected to exceed 17 percent through 2025, and 15 percent through 2026

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Solutions Touts Market-Leading Savings in Connecticut; Saved Customers $1.69 Million in 2015

 

Texas PUC Approves REP's Amendment Application, Suspension To Be Lifted
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FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs Seek To Maintain Nonbypassable Rate Stability Rider By Removing Association With PPA (Salvaging ESP Preserves Retail Market Enhancements)

The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities have petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Ohio to modify their recently adopted Retail Rate Stability Rider (RRS) such that the rider is no longer based on PPAs between the utilities and affiliate FirstEnergy Solutions

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Connecticut Light & Power Discloses Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light and Power reported that the following suppliers will serve Standard Service load during the second half of 2016

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Statewide Growth in Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Slows

Pennsylvania marked six consecutive months of statewide growth in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply, but the amount of growth was significantly less than growth in recent months

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From the Archives (4/26): North American Power Launches, Outside of Texas, Tool Showing Breakdown and Forecast of Customer Usage By Category

North American Power has officially launched its Understandabill tool, a monthly energy report that provides its customers with electricity usage predictions, a categorized breakdown of how the electricity is used, and personalized recommendations on how to use less.

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Retail Supplier Names Former Consumer Products Exec To New Role of Chief Products & Services Officer

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RetailEnergyX: With Oncor Fate Uncertain, Energy Future Holdings Files New Bankruptcy Exit Plan

 

Calpine: Likes Retail Business, Wants To See It Grow

Asked about additional retail supplier acquisitions during an earnings call, Calpine would not specifically discuss future M&A activity but told investors that it likes the retail business and would like to see it grow

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BGE Files New Residential, Commercial SOS Rates, Also Updates Transmission, Rider 8

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period October 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, and Type II SOS rates for the period June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.

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Illinois Posts Prices, Suppliers Under Default Service Procurement

With Oncor Fate Uncertain, Energy Future Holdings Files New Bankruptcy Exit Plan

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Massachusetts Approves New POR Discount Rates

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages), effective May 1, 2016, at Nstar, National Grid, and Western Massachusetts Electric Co.

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Sharyland Files Rate Case To Implement System-Wide Distribution Rates, Would Provide $3 Million Rate Credit To Decrease Ex-Cap Rock Service Area Residential Rates By 1%; McAllen Residential Rates To See 68% Increase ($55 per month)

Sharyland Utilities has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a rate case that would implement uniform, system-wide distribution rates across its Sharyland Utilities, LP (former Cap Rock) and Sharyland-McAllen service areas.

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April 29

AEP To Seek Re-regulation in Ohio Due to FERC PPA Decision (Potential Transfer of Existing Generation to AEP Ohio); FirstEnergy Also Seeking "Legislative" Solutions

AEP will seek re-regulation of the Ohio market thanks to FERC's decision -- prompted by so-called merchant generators -- to review PUCO-approved PPAs between AEP Ohio and affiliated non-regulated generation under the Edgar standard.

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Former Comverge, Illinois Power CEO Joins Retail Supplier As President

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AEP Provides Update on Strategic Review, Sale Process for Merchant Generation

During an earnings call yesterday, AEP provided an update on its strategic review and sale process for its merchant generation which is not subject to a PPA with AEP Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Staff Seek $213 Million Penalty Against Energy Trader, Commission Issues Show Cause Order

 

PSC Directs Workgroup To Meet on Applicability of New Customer Protection Regulations to C&I Customers

The Maryland PSC has directed the RM 54 working group to meet on the issue of whether recently adopted electric and natural gas customer protections under COMAR 20.53.08 and COMAR 20.59.08 apply to non-residential customers

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State Grants Waiver of Current Background Check Regs; Retail Suppliers Must Comply With Interim Process

The Maryland PSC granted retail electric and natural gas suppliers a waiver from recently adopted sales agent background check requirements, contingent on suppliers complying with a consensus interim proposal for changes in the process during an interim period while the PSC considers changes to the rules.

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Star Energy Partners Launches In New Service Areas, Part of Multi-State Expansion

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor To Pay $700,000 To Settle Meter Reading Estimation Issues

 

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RetailEnergyX: EFH Says Oncor Sale Dead, Investors Say Still Working Toward Close

 

April 28

Retail Supplier Names Retail Market Veteran as VP of National C&I Sales

A retail supplier announced a retail veteran as its new vice president of national commercial and industrial sales.

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BGE Files New Purchase of Receivables Discount Rates; Residential Electric Discount Approaches 0%; Gas Discount Up Sharply

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed proposed updates to the electric and natural gas purchase of receivables discount rates, to be effective June 1, 2016.

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Texas Retail Provider to Relinquish Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Letter: Captive East Texas Customer Paying More Than Texans With Choice

 

CenterPoint-TDU To Pay $60,000 Under Settlement To Resolve Alleged Violations Concerning Switch-hold Removals

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC would pay $60,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve an investigation of the TDU for alleged violations of 16 TAC § 25.480(m)(2), related to placement and removal of switch-holds.

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Report: Connecticut Energy Shopping Site Shows Opportunities for Savings; Majority Of Competitive Suppliers Provide Green Power, Value-Added Products

Under the auspices of the Public Utility Regulatory Authority, the State of Connecticut has established EnergizeCT, a robust, well-designed and consumer-friendly electricity shopping website that routinely posts competitive generation supply products offered by licensed retail electricity suppliers, the Retail Energy Supply Association said yesterday in announcing a review of the savings and value-added services available to customers

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Ohio Adopts Pricing From FirstEnergy EDCs' Second Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of FirstEnergy’s second wholesale auction held in April that will ultimately determine its Standard Service Offer through May 2019.

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FERC Rescinds Affiliate Waivers Granted to AEP, FirstEnergy; Will Evaluate Ohio PPAs Under Edgar/Allegheny Standard

Granting complaints filed by EPSA, the Retail Energy Supply Association, and other parties, FERC in separate orders rescinded affiliate waivers previously granted to various FirstEnergy and AEP companies, and will evaluate PPAs between FirstEnergy's and AEP's Ohio utilities and their merchant generation under the Edgar and Allegheny standards

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy CEO: M&A Not A High Priority

 

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RetailEnergyX: Earnings Report Details FirstEnergy Solutions’ Decline in Retail Sales, Customers

 

Comcast, Crius Relaunch Retail Energy Offers

NRG Acquires Customers of APNA Energy

Choice Coming to New Texas Service Areas

TXU Affiliate "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pa.

Columbia Choice Program Terminated

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