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State Opens Dockets on Electric Customer Protections, Standard Retail Electric Contract

Consistent with recent legislation, a state regulator has opened three dockets addressing electric customer protections, standard electric contracts, and billing design.

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RetailEnergyX.com: FGE Power, Starwood Energy Group To Finance And Build 1,500 MW Power Plant in ERCOT

 

PECO Residential Price to Compare to Decline on September 1, Increase for GS Customers By 10%

PECO has published official electric Prices to Compare for the three-month period beginning September 1, with the residential PTC declining again, but the commercial PTCs generally increasing.

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Champion Energy Services Seeks License in New State

• Optimum Energy Solutions Receives New License

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• Another Developer Announces Investment to Complete New Generation in ERCOT
• GDF SUEZ Joins Group to Accelerate Energy Innovations, Access Commercialization Opportunities
• Another N.J. Town Launches Muni Aggregation
• TXU Reminds Customers of Critical Peak Rebate Program

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Direct Energy Files Complaint Against Utility Over Inaccurate Meter Data, Seeks Resettlement

Direct Energy Business has filed a complaint at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio against Duke Energy Ohio regarding inaccurate meter data submitted by Duke to PJM.

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Levco Tech Marketing For New Supplier

Levco Tech is marketing for a new electric supplier in Connecticut.

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Briefly

• Retail Supplier Names NFL Safety As Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador
• City Power & Gas Elected to the NEM Executive Committee

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July 22

New MLM Channel Begins Marketing Retail Electric, Natural Gas Supply

A new MLM channel owned by the parent of a retail supplier announced that it has begun marketing energy products for the supplier in three markets.

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RetailEnergyX.com: ConEdison Solutions Whitepaper Says "Structural" Pricing Relief from High Winter Prices in Northeast RTOs Years Away

 

New York Utilities Seek to Own DG, Offer "Value-Added" Services

New York utilities have said that their role in the state's Reforming the Energy Vision framework should include ownership of distributed generation, and the offering of, "value-added services"

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Texas Staff Seek Good Cause Exception to Assign POLR Responsibility at Sharyland Utilities

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have petitioned for a good cause exception to P.U.C. SUBST. R. 23.43, in order to assign the non-volunteer POLR (LSP) responsibility for 2015-16 at Sharyland Utilities, LP.

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RetailEnergyX.com: City Official: If Residents Shopped Outside of Aggregation They'd "Pay More" (Lower Rates on PlugIn Illinois)

 

Sunwave Gas & Power Receives License in New State
• First Point Power Seeks License in New State

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Parent of Gas Marketer Rejected Three Takeover Bids

Gas Natural Inc., the parent of natural gas marketer Energy West Resources and several regulated distribution companies, said that it has rejected "unsolicited and inadequate" offers made by Algonquin Power & Utilities on January 14, March 5 and May 7, 2014 to acquire the company

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At FERC, OPC Raises RTO Stakeholder Voting Concerns Arising From Exelon-Pepco Merger

In comments to FERC, the Office of the People's Counsel for the District of Columbia has raised concerns, "about the influence that a company of the size of the proposed post-merger," Exelon-Pepco Holdings company, "would be able to exert on the PJM Interconnection, LLC ('PJM') stakeholder process."

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New York City Slams Rapid REV Proceeding Compared to "Deliberate" Transition to Competition, Criticizes Singular Focus on Unengaging Opt-Out Aggregation Model

The City of New York has raised concern with the "aggressive" schedule for the New York PSC's Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, contrasting the case's pace to the deliberate approach the PSC took to a similar fundamental restructuring of the industry, the introduction of competition, and also raised concerns with the lack of focus on customer engagement, and particularly the emphasis on opt-out municipal aggregation as a form of customer engagement.

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• Credit Suisse to Exit Commodities Trading
• Hunt Utility Services Hires Former TXU, Luminant Exec
• Texas Staff File Strawman Addressing Subsynchronous Oscillation, Cost Responsibility
• Energy Choice Now Slams Michigan Utility Rates Workgroup Report for Cost Shifting, Ignoring Choice

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July 21

Texas Court Rules PURA Allows TDU, REP to Share Brand, But Affirms Denial of Use of AEP Brand by REP

The Texas Third Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, has affirmed a lower court's ruling and a Public Utility Commission of Texas decision which prohibited the sought use of the AEP brand by an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider, on the grounds that such use would be contrary to statutory prohibitions on utility "joint advertising or promotional activities" with a competitive affiliate.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Pa. Watchdog Sees Retail Electric Market Customer Protection Legislation As Dead

 

New IDT Energy Subsidiary Seeks License in New State, To Further Market Segmentation

An IDT Energy subsidiary has applied for a ...

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AARP, PULP Ask N.Y. PSC to Ensure "Stable, Least Cost" Default Service Prior to Embarking on Utility Structure Changes (REV)

New York should, "ensure a more stable and least cost default service for residential customers and review current mandates, prior to embarking on the REV [Reforming the Energy Vision] proceeding," AARP, the Public Utility Law Project, and NYPIRG said in a list of "principles" which should guide the PSC's investigation.

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Texas REP Seeks to Use Trade Name Now Power, And Two Other New Names

A Texas REP applied for an amendment to its REP certificate to add the trade names ...

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• Report: Columbus, OH Committee Favors Opt-Out Aggregation, But Mayor Wants More Study
• With Acquisition, Sunwave Gas & Power Offering Home Comfort/Protection Plans
• Mexican Senate Passes Bill Allowing Competition in Selling Electric Generation to End Users
• NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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July 18

C-Level Exec Departs TXU Energy, Joins Solar Firm

A C-level executive has departed TXU Energy and joined a residential solar leasing company.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Oncor Smart Meter Opt-Out Tariff Takes Effect, Opportunity for Retail Provider Differentiation, Customer Acquisition

 

State Opens "Review" of Retail Supplier Offering Product Which Guarantees Savings, But Requires One-Year Commitment for Guarantee

A state regulator has opened a proceeding to "review" a retail supplier's marketing and billing practices, and specifically the terms of its guaranteed savings product.

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PSC Staff: OPC Should Have Access to Retail Suppliers' Confidential Filings in Marketing, Customer Protection Review

The Office of People's Counsel should have access, subject to a confidentiality agreement, to confidential materials submitted by retail energy suppliers as part of a generic PSC investigation into marketing practices and customer protections, PSC Staff said.

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Costs To Be Removed from Price to Compare in Pennsylvania

Certain costs would be removed from the Price to Compare at Peoples Natural Gas-Equitable Division under a settlement and recommended decision in Peoples-Equitable's annual 1307(f) proceeding.

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• Direct Energy Chosen As Supplier By Illinois Aggregation Consortium
• DMN: NextEra Ups Bid for Oncor, TXU/Luminant Would Be Spun Off
• Retail Suppliers Want "Streamlined" RPS Compliance Process in Connecticut

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July 17

Another Canadian Retail Supplier to Enter U.S. Retail Markets

A Canadian retail energy supplier intends to enter the U.S. retail energy and natural gas markets, and a subsidiary has applied for FERC market-based rate authority.

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RetailEnergyX.com: City Issues "Warning" on Retail Energy Peddlers

 

Start-Up Led By Former Retail Supplier SVP Receives Licenses
• Start-Up Launched By Former Retail Energy Account Exec Receives License

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FirstEnergy Utilities Drive Return to Residential Shopping Growth in Pennsylvania

After a holiday-impacted week saw Pennsylvania slip back to a statewide loss in residential electric shopping customers, the FirstEnergy utilities are now again driving statewide growth in residential electric shopping, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC.

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro Electric for the month of August 2014.

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Parties Agree to Resettlement in ERCOT, Odessa-Ector Power Partners Dispute

A settlement resolving a complaint by Odessa-Ector Power Partners L.P. against ERCOT concerning ERCOT's manual overrides of Odessa-Ector Power Partners, L.P.'s High Dispatch Limit (HDL) on November 15, 16, and 20, 2012 calls for resettlement of the disputed intervals.

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• More Communities Seeking to Join Southeast Ohio Aggregation Council
• PSNH Customers Again Trickling To Competitors During Spring Months
• NRG Retail Providers Seek to Designate Affiliate to Assume POLR Obligation for New Term
• AEP Texas Files to Lower Discretionary Charges Applicable to REPs
• ComEd Letter to Aggregation Customers Sent in Error

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July 16

New Brand of Genie Energy Launches Retail Energy Offers in New York

A new brand of Genie Energy has begun offering retail electricity and natural gas to residential and business customers in New York.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Can They Make It In Retail Energy? Comcast Customer Records "Nightmarish" Attempt to Cancel

 

Texas REP Promoting 1¢/kWh Power

A Texas retail electric provider is currently promoting 1¢/kWh power on an introductory basis.

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StarTex Power Now Offering Smart WiFi Thermostat Bundle to Customers

StarTex Power is the latest Texas REP to offer a smart thermostat bundle to customers, in conjunction with ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Direct Energy Offering DirecTV Bundle in New State

 

Ethical Electric Launches Service in New State

Ethical Electric has begun offering electric service in ...

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FirstEnergy-PA EDCs to See 25% Drop in Price to Compare on September 1

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania electric distribution companies have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1, and the residential Prices to Compare will fall significantly at each.

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GDF SUEZ Offering New "VPower" Energy Management Solutions to Businesses

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA has launched a new suite of energy management and monitoring tools and services called VPower.

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• Retail Supplier Expanding to New HQ to Support 70% Growth
• NRG Names Hall of Famer Bill Walton As Spokesperson for Home Solar Biz
• Muni Aggregation Gets Only Three Bids For Service (Two Qualifying)

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July 15

Direct Energy Launches Nest Bundles, Posts Pricing

Direct Energy has launched its offering of plans for U.S. residential and commercial customers which bundle electricity supply with a free Nest learning thermostat.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Diverse Groups Continue to Push for Wisconsin Electric Choice

 

Report: ComEd Residential Market Still "Moderately Concentrated"

The residential retail electric market at Commonwealth Edison remains "moderately concentrated," but did show marginal improvement in the past year, according to the 2014 annual report from the Illinois Commerce Commission Office of Retail Market Development.

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ComEd Territory Loses Another 30,000 (Net) Shoppers During May

The Commonwealth Edison territory saw the number of residential electric accounts on competitive supply decrease by over 30,000 accounts from the end of April to the end of May, according to updated stats on PlugIn Illinois.

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Nstar Confirms Date of Purchase of Receivables Implementation, Submission of Discount Rates

Nstar has confirmed in a Massachusetts DPU filing that it will implement Purchase of Receivables on ...

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• Sycamore Latest Illinois City to Drop Aggregation Customers to ComEd, Warns on Door-to-Door Sales
• Goldwater: Republicans Should Stand For Energy Choice (Arizona)
• Gov't Report: People Who Claim To Worry About "Climate Change" Use More Electricity
• Release: NRG Announces Carbon Capture-Enhanced Oil Recovery Project

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License Briefs

• Epiq Energy Receives Licenses in New State
• Quest Energy Solutions Receives New License
• Resource Energy Systems Receives New License
• Incite Energy Receives New License

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Unregulated Utility Affiliate Offering Solar to Affiliated Utility Customers in Choice States

Offer launched in MA and NH

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July 14

Pennsylvania PUC Staff Seek Nearly $15 Million Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier, License Revocation

Staff of the Pennsylvania PUC have filed a complaint seeking a nearly $15 million civil penalty against ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Constellation Seeking Ratepayer-Backed Contract with Utility to Maintain Operation of N.Y. Nuke Plant

 

National Retail Supplier Launches IPO, Seeking to Raise $60 Million

A retail supplier has launched an IPO, confirming the amount it is attempting to raise.

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Broker Names New VP of Sales

A broker has named a New VP of Sales

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• Pepco Files Report on Supplier Consolidated Billing, Seamless Moves, AMI Data
• ISO-NE Again Needs Winter "Reliability" Program; Costs Again To Be Allocated to Real-Time Load
• Retail Theater: WTNH Speaks With Retail Supplier About Lowering Bill
• Retail Supplier Touts 29 Hours of Free Electricity Under Real-Time Pricing

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PUC Tells Customers to Be "Wary" of Door-to-Door Solicitors

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued a news release on Friday which, "remind[ed] Pennsylvania residents to be wary of door-to-door solicitors, noting that PUC personnel will never go door to door to target customers."

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Start-up Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A new retail supplier applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate.

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Surprise! AES Will Retain DP&L Generation Assets

The AES Corporation announced today that it has decided to retain DPL Inc.'s 3,453 MW of generating assets.

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ERCOT Schedules REP Workshop on Advanced Metering Data

ERCOT has invited retail electric providers to a workshop on Advanced Metering System (AMS) data focused on ERCOT's AMS data monitoring and processes.

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Pennsylvania Sees Return to Decline in Statewide Residential Shopping

The Independence Holiday week saw a net decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply in Pennsylvania, ending three consecutive weeks of statewide residential shopping growth.

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Update: Starion Says New D.C. Complaints From Customers Enrolled Prior to Settlement with OPC

Starion Energy provided the following statement to our July 11 story concerning a District of Columbia PSC order directing Starion and the People's Counsel to provide a status report on a prior settlement between the parties, given that the PSC has recorded 83 complaints against Starion since the settlement, which addresses various customer marketing issues.

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July 11

Texas REP Acquires Customers of Two Competitors

A Texas retail electric provider has acquired some or all of the customers of ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Energy Choice Makes Local News’s Top Five Summer "Scams"

 

PSC Concerned With Receipt of 83 Complaints About Retail Supplier Since Adopting Feb. Settlement, Seeks Status Update

The District of Columbia said in an order yesterday that it is "concern[ed]" about the status of a supplier's current activities in the District, as the PSC has already received in excess of 80 complaints regarding the supplier since adopting a settlement in February that implemented a host of remedial measures to prevent such complaints.

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N.Y. PSC Commissioners Question Benefits, Risks of Municipal Aggregation at REV Conference

The issue of municipal opt-out aggregation drew several questions from New York PSC Commissioners during a technical conference on the PSC's Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Offering Customers An "Easier Way to Shop" (Monthly Email With Updated Quote)

 

PSC Concedes $18,000 Fine on Broker Was "Excessive" Reduces It By Nearly 50%

The Maryland PSC has reduced a fine imposed on a broker for brokering natural gas supply without a license agreeing, that the initial fine was "excessive."

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State to Cease Utility's Fixed Price Natural Gas Option for Commercial Customers, Citing Retail Choice

A PUC, on a nisi basis subject to any requests for hearing, ordered the termination of the fixed price natural gas option at ...

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• Conn. Gov. Marks July 1 Start of Retail Electric Customer Bill of Rights
• Lincolnwood Latest Aggregation Dropping Customers to ComEd
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July 10

Pennsylvania Says It Will Update Stakeholders on Retail Natural Gas Market Investigation During Q3

The Pennsylvania PUC has said that its Office of Competitive Market Oversight will update stakeholders on the next steps in the PUC's retail natural gas market investigation during the third quarter.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Muni Aggregation’s Selection of Monthly Variable Rates Burns Customers

 

State Proposes to Expand Rescission Period to 30th Day After First Bill

A PUC has proposed expanding the rescission period from 3 days to 30 days after the first bill, in a proposed order which would also establish a registration process for retail gas suppliers (core transportation agents, or CTAs).

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State Now Imposing $10,000 Annual Assessment on Retail Suppliers, $2,000 on Aggregators

Retail electric and gas suppliers and aggregators are now subject to annual assessment in ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: PSNH Chief: "Market Not Working"

 

Rushmore Energy Receives License in New State
• Major Energy Receives License in New State

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State Dockets New Rulemakings on Electric Market Customer Protection, Disclosure

A PUC has assigned docket numbers for two rulemakings related to electric market customer protection and disclosure rules.

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• Reuters: Navasota Energy to Build Three New Power Plants in Texas
• Aggregation’s Rate Set to Jump 15%
• First FERC Price Formation Workshop to Focus on Uplift, But Will "Preview" Price Cap Debate
• Freedom Energy Working with New Hampshire Town to Buy at Wholesale

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Pennsylvania Issues Proposal to Address Different Renewal Notice Timelines for Customers Receiving Electric, Gas Service from Same Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a tentative order to address the timing differences under the PUC's rules for the issuance of electric contract renewal notices and natural gas renewal notices, which are now no longer aligned as the PUC moved to accelerate electric customer switching.

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State Requires Utility to Not Send Enrollment Notices in Contract Assignment Situation, Directs Further Study of Issue

The Maryland PSC granted a request from NRG Residential Solutions and directed Baltimore Gas & Electric to suppress "enrollment" notices that would otherwise be triggered and sent to customers of Dominion Retail which are being transferred to NRG after NRG purchased the Dominion Retail electric book.

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July 9

Report: Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation in New York Can Be Implemented Without Legislation

The only barriers to implementing opt-out municipal aggregation in New York are existing Uniform Business Practices wholly within the jurisdiction of the PSC, meaning that the PSC is empowered to authorize opt-out municipal aggregation if it so desires, notes a working group report on the PSC's Reforming the Energy Vision Proceeding.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Update: Premier Holding Provides Additional Detail on Strategy to Enter Retail Market as Supplier

 

Spark Energy Partnering with Efficiency/Control Systems Provider to Offer Energy Management/Control Services to Businesses

Spark Energy, in concert with a provider of energy efficiency and control systems for business customers, is now offering customers a mobile-enabled system for controlling their major sources of electricity.

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Park Power to Launch Service in Three New States

Park Power announced that it will soon launch retail electric service in ...

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Crius Energy Launches Supply Service in New State

Crius Energy announced that its retail supply brand FTR Energy Services, offered through a strategic marketing partnership with Frontier Communications, has expanded to offer ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Here's How Much PJM Lowers Its Load Forecast Over Two Years

 

NRG Home Solar Expands to New State

NRG Home Solar announced that it is expanding its operations to ...

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Energy Marketing Conference Names Over a Dozen Retail Execs Highlighting Discussions at September Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences has announced 12 retail energy executives highlighting discussions at its upcoming September 8 New York retail energy conference, which will focus on bundling, value-added services, and renewable energy

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Maryland Now Seeks Offer Data from Latest PJM Capacity Auction

Maryland is the latest state to seek confidential offer data from the recent 2017/18 PJM Base Residual Auction

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July 8

Texas REP Offering Service in New Territories

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Texas REP Offering Replenishment of Prepaid Service Through Barcode Sent to Phone

A Texas retail provider is offering customers the ability to replenish their prepaid service through scanning a barcode sent to their mobile devices.

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Eligo Energy Seeks Licenses in New State
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Connecticut Procurement Manager Seeks Greater Authority to Increase Self-Procurement of Default Service

Connecticut's default service procurement manager has requested that PURA grant the manager expanded authority to allow the manager to direct the utilities to procure an increased amount of self-managed default supplies under certain circumstances.

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Nstar Says New Design of Massachusetts Default Service Will Increase Retail Rates

The Massachusetts DPU's "anticipated policy framework" for time-varying default service rates, "will not produce the savings anticipated by the Department and is likely to increase the cost of electricity to Basic Service customers," Nstar and WMECO said in comments to the DPU.

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July 7

Frontier Utilities Launches Service in New State

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Ambit Seeks License in New State

• Diversegy Receives License in New State

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New York ESCOs, ConEd Reach Settlement to Mitigate Underforecasting, Extreme Marketer Cashouts

Consolidated Edison and several ESCOs have filed a stipulation at the New York PSC addressing ESCO complaints concerning alleged underforecasting by ConEd, which led to significantly higher imbalances and cashouts by ESCOs this winter.

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Massachusetts Approves 10 New Municipal Aggregations, Imposes Pricing Benchmark

The Massachusetts DPU has approved 10 new electric opt-out municipal aggregation programs, and has extended a pricing benchmark to additional customer classes.

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PSC Staff Recommend Change in Utility Enrollment Letter to Reflect Customers Assignment, Suggest Generic Investigation

Staff of the Maryland PSC have recommended that the Commission direct Baltimore Gas & Electric to change the language of a customer notice triggered by a change in a customer's electric supplier which currently is written as if the change is a new enrollment, but is still being produced and sent in cases of the assignment of existing customer contracts from one supplier to another.

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July 3

Green Mountain Energy Promoting 30% Off Solar Lease, in Addition to $250 Bill Credit

Green Mountain Energy is promoting its solar leasing option by marketing a 30% savings off the cost of the lease, in addition to an electricity bill credit.

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License Briefs

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Weekly Growth in Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Exceeds 2,000 Accounts

Weekly growth in the number of Pennsylvania residential electric customers on competitive supply was nearly 2,300 for the most recent week, but continues to be driven solely by the four FirstEnergy EDCs, with declines in shopping continuing to be recorded at PECO, PPL, and Duquesne Light.

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CenterPoint TDU Files to Cease Charging Rate Case Expense Rider Charged to REPs

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to set Rider RCE - Rate Case Expenses Surcharge to zero, as rider has collected all of the necessary expenses.

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Maine Reports Customer Uptake of Green Standard Offer Service Option

Program allows Standard Offer customers to purchase REC blocks while remaining on default service

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July 2

How Many Customers Enrolled on NRG Time of Use Plan Offered Through PECO?

About 4% of PECO residential default service customers solicited by PECO and NRG Retail Solutions for a Time of Use electric generation service pilot accepted the offer, according to a report on the pilot filed by PECO.

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Lykins Energy Solutions Expands from Brokering to Load-Serving Electric Supply

Lykins Energy Solutions, a trade name for Lykins Oil Company, is expanding from the brokering of electricity to acting as a load-serving retail electric supplier.

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Proton Energy Identifies Buyer

Proton Energy filed for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to reflect a change in control, as required by a recent settlement agreement.

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Cirro Energy Offering Service in New Territory

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License Briefs

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Texas Schedules Workshop on Subsynchronous Oscillation, Will Issue Strawman

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas will conduct a workshop on Project No. 42631, Rulemaking Regarding Subsynchronous Oscillation in the ERCOT Region, on ...

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July 1

Supplier Rate Caps, Elimination of POR for Variable Rate Floated As Solutions to Customer Switching, Billing Issues

A working group charged with exploring the expansion of budget billing to competitive supply and permanently accelerating the switching timeline also addressed more holistically issues which caused unexpectedly high bills for certain electric customers this winter, prompting the workgroup to discuss remedies including capping variable rates, and the elimination of POR for variable rate products.

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Bargain Energy Offering Service in New Territory, Also Relisting Offer at PPL

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Sunwave Gas & Power Receives Electric Supplier License in New State, Sets Target Entry Date

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Baltimore Gas & Electric Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning September 1, 2014.

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June 30

New Retail Supplier Serving Load at CL&P

A new retail supplier recently began serving load at Connecticut Light & Power, according to the most recent migration data filed with PURA.

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FERC Calls ISO-NE Capacity Price Filing Deficient, Seeks Info on Manipulation, Mitigation

FERC on Friday issued a letter order to ISO New England calling ISO-NE's filing of the capacity auction results for 2017-18, "deficient," and directed the ISO to submit more information, with a particular emphasis on mitigation and actions taken to prevent manipulation.

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New Hampshire Approves Increase in PSNH Default Service Rate

The New Hampshire PUC has approved an increase in Public Service Company of New Hampshire's default service rate, effective July 1.

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Alpha Gas and Electric Seeks Authority to Serve New Customers

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New York PSC Says IPPs' Opposition to Sale, Return of Plant to Operation, "Defeat[s] the Very Purpose of Competition"

The New York PSC found that opposition from other independent power producers to a sale under which the Danskammer would return to service, "defeat[s] the very purpose of instituting electric wholesale markets in the first instance -- to foster robust competition."

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Texas Schedules Workshop on Reliability Standard

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June 27

Top Retail Exec Departs NRG Energy

One of NRG Energy's top retail executives has left the company.

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The Energy Co-op Seeks to Serve Customers in New Territories
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Weekly Growth in Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Quintuples; PECO, PPL Still Seeing Declines

Weekly growth in the number of Pennsylvania residential electric customers on competitive supply was over 1,500 for the most recent week, but continues to be driven solely by the four FirstEnergy EDCs, with declines in shopping continued to be recorded at PECO, PPL, and Duquesne Light.

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How Many Residential Customers Have Left Competitive Electric Supply in Maryland This Year?

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June 26

Direct Energy Launches Residential Electric Service in New State

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New Retail Supplier Offering Shell Fuel Rewards

A new retail energy supplier has begun offering Shell Fuel Rewards, which provides customers with a discount on Shell gasoline for the amount spent on electricity

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New Jersey Developing New Rules on Retail Supplier Marketing, Advertising, Sets Stakeholder Meeting

The New Jersey BPU has announced a process to implement, "interim advertising and marketing standards for electric power suppliers, gas suppliers, brokers, energy agents, marketers, private aggregators, sales representatives, and telemarketers ('interested entities') applicable to potential residential customers," as required by recent legislation (L.2013, c. 263).

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Citizens Utility Board, Chicago Release Calculator For Customers to Determine Whether Aggregation Rate Is Better Than Default Service

Expecting questions about the recently modified electricity agreement negotiated by the City of Chicago and Integrys Energy Services, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the City released a free calculator to help 700,000 households better understand their rates under the municipal aggregation program.

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Massachusetts "Concerned" With Inadequate Bidder Participation in SOS RFPs, Will Open Investigation

The Massachusetts DPU is "concerned" with inadequate bidder participation in default service RFPs, and intends to open an investigation into the issue.

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Retail Suppliers: Utility's Proposal to Delay Reconciliation of Default Service Costs "Ill-Considered and Unreasonable"

A proposal from Niagara Mohawk to defer reconciliations of default service costs for "two or more months" beyond the normal timeframe, "is ill-considered and unreasonable," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the New York PSC.

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June 25

Retail Supplier Capital Energy Begins Publicly Posting Offers

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IDT Energy Says Substance of Pennsylvania AG Complaint "Without Merit"

IDT Energy provided to EnergyChoiceMatters.com the following response to a complaint filed at the PUC by the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Office of Consumer Advocate (click here for background):

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GDF Suez: 'Speculators' Attempting to Have Court Reject ERCOT Market Design, Impose Novel Obligations on Participants

The allegations from two "speculators" in a lawsuit against GDF SUEZ Energy North America, "are an attempt to have this Court reject the design of the ERCOT wholesale power market in Texas and impose an obligation on ERCOT participants under the CEA [Commodity Exchange Act] that has never before been required by any court interpreting the reach of the CEA," GDF SUEZ said in a motion to dismiss the suit.

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Pa. ALJ: PUC Lacks Jurisdiction Over Retail Suppliers Regarding Alleged "Unreasonable" Electric Rates

Since the Pennsylvania PUC Commission may not regulate the rates charged by electric generation suppliers, the Commission has no jurisdiction over EGSs to the extent that a complainant contends that an EGS has charged it an "unreasonable, unjust or illegal" rate for electric generation service, an ALJ concludes in an initial decision regarding a customer complaint against Blue Pilot Energy, LLC.

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Constellation Unit Said to Be Investor in Company Developing Service to 'Queue' Electric Loads to Reduce Demand Charges

eCurv, Inc., which describes itself as a privately held technology firm rolling out a patented means to reduce electricity charges for commercial customers, said that it has closed a $2.5 million Series A round of funding led by Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture capital arm of Exelon Corporation.

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New York EDI Collaborative Files Report on Required Market Changes, Asks for Extension on Contested Items

A New York collaborative has filed a report concerning EDI changes directed by the PSC in its recent retail electric market order (click here for background), but asked for an extension on several required changes because the issues remain contested on rehearing, or are being further explored in additional phases of the proceeding.

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From the Archives (6/20): Direct Energy Offering Texas Customers Meridian 'Plus' Savings Plan With Improved Smart Thermostat

Direct Energy officially announced its improved Meridian Savings smart thermostat and associated electricity offers in Texas, first reported by ECM last week

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From the Archives: TXU Energy Expands Home Warranty Services to Include Plumbing Protection

TXU has officially announced the expansion of its home warranty services to include plumbing protection, which was first reported by ECM in April

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June 24

Exelon: New York Should Utilize "Prudent Mix" of Hedged Contracts for Default Service

Electric default service in New York should be served under a "prudent mix" of short- and medium-term procurements, Exelon said in comments to the New York PSC in a proceeding on this winter's price impacts.

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Integrys Solar Business Not Part of Sale of Retail Supplier

Integrys' solar generation business, which is currently part of Integrys Energy Services, is not part of the sale process to divest the retail supply business of Integrys Energy Services prior to Integrys Energy Group being acquired by Wisconsin Energy, Integrys executives said yesterday.

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New York Utilities See "No Value" in Offering Fixed Price Default Service

The joint New York utilities, "see no value in requiring utilities to also offer," a fixed price default service option, the utilities said in a New York PSC proceeding on this winter's pricing.

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From the Archives (6/20): Direct Energy Offering Texas Customers Meridian 'Plus' Savings Plan With Improved Smart Thermostat

Direct Energy has improved its Meridian Savings smart thermostat electricity offers in Texas with the offering of a new, improved smart thermostat under a new Meridian "Plus" Savings Plan.

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Pennsylvania Directs Retail Suppliers to Submit New Contract Summaries to PUC for Review

The Pennsylvania PUC yesterday issued a Secretarial Letter to inform licensed electric generation suppliers (EGSs) of the procedure to submit for review by Commission Staff the newly required "EGS Contract Summaries" required by recent PUC order (click here for story).

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North American Power Seeks Authority to Serve New Territory

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4Change Energy Posts Pricing for New Sharyland Choice Area

4Change Energy has posted residential pricing for the Sharyland Utilities service area in Texas which recently opened to choice.

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From the Archives: Source Power Launches in Illinois, Ohio

Source Power and Gas officially announced its entry into the Illinois and Ohio electric markets. These market entries were first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com earlier in June (Ohio and Illinois)

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June 23

Breaking: Yet Another Utility Holding Company to Divest Retail Supplier

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Pennsylvania AG Seeks to Revoke Licenses of Five Retail Suppliers

The Pennsylvania Attorney General and Office of Consumer Advocate have filed complaints at the PUC against five retail electric suppliers, seeking license suspension or revocation, alleging various deceptive practices and other violations of statute and PUC regulations.

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Disposition of Pennsylvania Attorney General Complaint Could End Telemarketing Sales in State

The disposition of five complaints brought by the Pennsylvania Attorney General against electric suppliers could end effective retail energy telemarketing in the state if such disposition establishes a precedent for interpretation of the state's Telemarketer Registration Act.

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Large Natural Gas Marketer to Expand to Electricity Marketing

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Initial Decision Would Affirm Pennsylvania PUC Cannot Adjudicate Claims Under Consumer Protection Law

In a serendipitously posted initial decision, a Pennsylvania PUC ALJ would affirm that the PUC lacks jurisdiction to enforce the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and would dismiss a complaint against a retail electric supplier.

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PPL EnergyPlus Expands to New Territory

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Clearview Energy Receives New License
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Pennsylvania Sees First Statewide Growth in Residential Electric Shopping Since February

Driven by significant June 1 default service rate increases at several utilities, Pennsylvania has seen its first statewide growth in the number of residential electric shoppers since February of this year.

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Texas Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Provider Must Sell Business

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Texas Denies Petition to Eliminate Small-Fish-Swim-Free Rule

The Public Utility Commission of Texas denied a petition to eliminate or otherwise modify the small-fish-swim-free exemption under Subst. R. §25.504(c).

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Texas Won't Initiate Rulemaking to Examine Sharing of Customer Info by REPs with Third Parties At This Time

The Public Utility Commission of Texas won't conduct further formal proceedings regarding the sharing of customer information by retail electric providers with third parties at this time, instead electing to continue to monitor the issue for potential future action as warranted.

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Texas Commissioners Agree on Approach to Address Reliability Standard

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has agreed on an approach to examine the reliability standard in the ERCOT market.

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June 20

EDF Trading Names Two Appointments for North American Retail Business, Plans Further Expansion

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., has announced two appointments to its North American retail and origination businesses

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PUC Issues Proposed $59,000 Settlement with Retail Supplier for Public Comment

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5 Adds Retail Veteran to Houston Office

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Direct Energy Offering Texas Customers Meridian 'Plus' Savings Plan With Improved Smart Thermostat

Direct Energy has improved its Meridian Savings smart thermostat electricity offers in Texas with the offering of a new, improved smart thermostat under a new Meridian "Plus" Savings Plan.

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Pennsylvania Proposes Triennial Solicitation to Make Customers Aware of Ability to Opt-Out from Eligible Customer List

The Pennsylvania PUC in a tentative order has proposed requiring electric distribution companies to conduct triennial solicitations informing customers of their ability to opt-out of inclusion on the eligible customer list (ECL) provided to retail suppliers.

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Massachusetts Regional Bodies Announce Partnership to Spread Opt-Out Aggregation

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and the Hampshire Council of Governments (HCOG) have announced a new partnership for energy services in the region.

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June 19

Exclusive: NRG's Energy Rewards Says It Will Offer Combined Electric/Gas Bundle (Brand Currently Used for Comcast Offers)

NRG Energy's Independence Energy Group LLC d/b/a Energy Rewards intends to offer to Pennsylvania customers an offer bundling electric and natural gas supply.

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Utility Seeks Approval of 'Contingency' Default Service Plan in Cases Where Bidding Hindered by 'Significant Market Event'

National Grid has sought approval from the Massachusetts DPU for approval of a proposed contingency plan for procurement of basic service in the event that a Request For Proposals soliciting bids for basic service is: (1) negatively impacted by a significant market event or (2) receives less than two bids for a transaction.

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National Grid Posts New Default Service Rates

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for large customers.

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

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June 18

Regulator to Require Notice of Customer Assignment to Inform Customers of Investigations into New Supplier

In what appears to be an uncommon, if not novel, requirement, a notice to be sent to customers of Hop Energy concerning the assignment of their contracts to Public Power must inform the customers of various regulatory actions taken against Public Power, the Connecticut PURA said in a June 17 letter to Hop Energy.

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Regulator Interpreting Orders As Requiring Advance Notice of Plans to Sell Customer Book?

In another part of a Connecticut PURA response to a draft Hop Energy customer notice informing customers of their assignment to Public Power that should give retail suppliers pause, PURA appears to suggest that PURA must receive advance notice of any agreement to assign customers to another supplier.

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Clearview Energy Seeks License in New State

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Peoples Natural Gas Intends to Institute Single Commodity Charge for Peoples, Equitable Service Areas

Peoples Natural Gas has informed the Pennsylvania PUC that it expects to propose to merge the Purchase Gas Cost (PGC) rates of its Peoples and Equitable service areas in its 2015 PGC filings.

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Update: CenterPoint TDU to Begin Processing Disconnects for Non-Pay Tomorrow

In an update on its system issues, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CNP) said in a market notice this morning that service orders and enrollments are now processing end to end through its systems

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro Electric for the month of July 2014.

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June 17

Crius Energy Acquires Another U.S. Retail Book

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Bank of America Subsidiary Seeks Retail Provider License

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PSNH Files to Implement Smaller Increase in Default Service Rate Than Forecast

PSNH has filed to increase its energy service (default service) electric rate effective July 1; however, the rate is slightly lower than its preliminary estimate of the July rate adjustment filed in May.

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Retail Supplier Sees Higher Attrition As a Result of Utility Welcome Letters to Inorganic Customer Acquisitions; Asks PSC to Cease Letters Since No 'Enrollment' Occurred

Citing an increase in attrition from utility enrollment notification letters sent to customers being served by a new supplier after the acquisition of a customer book, NRG Residential Solutions has requested that the Maryland PSC direct Baltimore Gas & Electric to cease issuance of such letters in such circumstance, given that no customer enrollment is occurring.

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CenterPoint TDU Not Processing Disconnects for Non-Pay Due to System Issues

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric is currently experiencing system issues which are preventing CNP from processing market transactions

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First In EnergyChoiceMatters.com (6/9): AEP Energy Expands to Natural Gas Service

AEP Energy officially announced its entry into the retail natural gas market, at Columbia Gas, as had been first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on June 9

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June 16

State Seeks Data (Including Prices) from All Retail Suppliers on Customers Subject to Roll-over to Variable Rates

A state has issued interrogatories to all retail electric suppliers regarding the number of customers who were transitioned from a fixed rate to variable rate, and the pricing such customers received.

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Texas Staff Recommend Denying Petition to Eliminate Small Fish Swim Free Rule

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission deny a petition to eliminate or otherwise modify the small-fish-swim-free exemption under Subst. R. §25.504(c).

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Court to Address Selection of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund As Winning Bidder for Glacial Energy

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Texas Staff File Proposal for Adoption for Changes to Retail Delivery Tariff, Timelines for Discretionary Services Provided to REPs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for adoption containing revisions to the Pro-Forma Retail Delivery Tariff.

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Texas Staff Propose Process, Questions for Examining Reliability Standard

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a memo in advance of the Commission's June 20 open meeting concerning next steps in the Commission's review of the reliability standard.

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June 13

New Retail Supplier Launches Service in Illinois

A new retail supplier has begun offering electricity supply in Illinois

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State Proposes Making Default Service a Time-Based Rate; Offering Two TOU Options to Non-Shopping Customers

A state has issued an "anticipated policy framework" for dynamic pricing which would require basic service, or default service, to include a time-based component, and would require EDCs to offer customers two forms of time-based basic service (with traditional flat rate basic service no longer offered).

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NRG Receives Subsidized Ratepayer Support to Repower Power Plant

The New York State Public Service Commission announced that it had given its regulatory approval to repower the Dunkirk power plant, owned by NRG Energy, under a $140 million agreement between National Grid and NRG.

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Green Shoots? Two Pennsylvania Utilities See Growth in Residential Shopping

Two Pennsylvania electric distribution companies are now seeing an increase in residential shopping, but most service areas continue to see a decline, according to the June 11 stats on PA Power Switch.

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June 12

CUB, City of Chicago Seek ICC Investigation of Retail Market, Each Supplier's Individual Compliance

The Illinois Citizens Utility Board and City of Chicago have petitioned the Illinois Commerce Commission to investigate the Illinois retail electric market, and the compliance of each certified ARES in Illinois with the Public Utilities Act and the Commission’s Administrative Rules

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Nordic Energy To Expand Service To 10 States in 2014

Nordic Energy Services, LLC announced that it will be entering 10 new states in 2014.

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PSC Denies License to Broker Over Training Material Concerns, Alleged Misrepresentation

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Source Power & Gas Expands to Two New Service Areas

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Choice State to Allow Utility to Offer Additional Non-regulated Services to Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved an amendment to Duke Energy Ohio's corporate separation plan and tariff to grant Duke flexibility to offer, "additional electric-related services to residential and nonresidential customers."

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State Approves $4.5 Million Settlement with Retail Supplier

A Connecticut PURA final decision accepted without modification a $4.5 million settlement between Energy Plus Holdings, LLC and the Connecticut Attorney General and Consumer Counsel to resolve an investigation into the supplier's rates and marketing practices.

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June 11

NRG Retail Suppliers No Longer Offering Nest Thermostat in Northeast, As Direct Energy Set to Launch Offers

NRG Energy's retail suppliers are no longer offering to Northeast U.S. customers an electricity supply offer that includes a bundled Nest Learning thermostat, as NRG said that a provision providing NRG with exclusivity to offer the Nest learning thermostat in all of the competitive residential electricity markets that it serves has expired.

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TXU Seeks Court Approval to Execute Settlement Providing Tax Refunds to C&I Customers

Energy Future Holdings, as parent of TXU Energy, has sought bankruptcy court approval of a settlement agreement which would resolve prior litigation concerning the collection by TXU of certain taxes from non-residential customers, and which would facilitate the refunding of such amounts to customers.

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Texas REP Now Offering Free Smart Thermostat to Any New Customer Enrolling on WeatherBug Home Plan

A Texas REP has begun offering a free ecobee Smart Si WiFi thermostat to any customer that enrolls onto one of its WeatherBug Home electric supply plans.

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Sharyland Reports Suspension of Disconnects for Non-Pay in New Choice Areas Due to ESI ID Confusion

Sharyland Utilities LP issued a market notice to retail electric providers yesterday that it temporarily stopped performing disconnections for non-pay in its areas newly open to choice after it became clear that a "large majority" of the DNP requests related to customer confusion or errors regarding customers with multiple ESI IDs, which may have led customers to switch certain ESI IDs to their chosen REP, but which led to other ESI IDs for the same customers to be assigned to the default REP.

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June 10

New IPP Talen Energy to Acquire PPL Retail Supplier, 15,000 MW of Merchant Generation

PPL Corporation and Riverstone Holdings LLC announced a definitive agreement to combine their merchant power generation businesses into a new stand-alone, publicly traded independent power producer.

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ALJ: CCN for Two New Utility-Owned Generating Units Would Have No Effect On Customer Choice

Granting El Paso Electric Company a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) for two new, gas-fired, combustion turbine generation units would have no effect on retail competition in EPE's service area, a Texas ALJ would rule in a proposal for decision.

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PUC Approves Changes to Retail Supplier Payment Hierarchy, Other Market Enhancements

A PUC has approved without modification a settlement regarding the payment hierarchy for electric utility consolidated bills, and certain other retail market enhancements.

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Utility With Choice Program to Acquire LDC Without Choice, Move Customers to Single Tariff

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June 9

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Electric Supplier Launches Natural Gas Service in Ohio

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Duquesne Light Seeks Approval for New Default Service Contracts Outside of New Default Service Proceeding

Duquesne Light has sought Pennsylvania PUC approval to start obtaining default service supplies for the period after June 1, 2015 prior to the PUC acceptance of its separately filed default service plan for that period.

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Utilities Propose to Switch from Portfolio to Load Following Default Service Contracts; Seeks Six-Month Fixed Price

Citizens' Electric Company of Lewisburg, PA and Wellsboro Electric Company have filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan for the period June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2018, which would abandon the current portfolio procurement in favor of load following contracts.

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June 6

Few: New Brand Continuum Energy Chosen to Differentiate Company As It Moves More Into Crowded Mass Market, Accommodate Expansion of Service Offerings

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State Sets Alternative Compliant Payments Due from 18 Retail Suppliers, Some ACPs As High as $10 Million

The Connecticut PURA in a final decision ordered the payment of alternative compliance payments from retail suppliers in the amounts listed below, as PURA reviewed compliance with the RPS for 2011:

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Texas Generator to Pay $10,000 Fine for Not Offering Power at Offer Cap When Required To Do So

A generator would pay $10,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ERCOT Protocols § 6.4.3.1, related to energy offer curves for RUC-committed resources.

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PUC Appoints New Director of Retail Market Oversight

"As part of its ongoing efforts to bolster retail competition and strengthen consumer protection in the state's electric and natural gas markets," the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission appointed H. Kirk House as the Director of its Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO).

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License Briefs

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Another State Regulator Seeks Offer Data from Latest PJM Capacity Auction

PJM has received a request for confidential information from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio regarding the 2017/2018 Reliability Pricing Model BRA.

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June 5

State Files Suits Against Three Retail Suppliers

A state AG and regulator have filed suit against three retail suppliers

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Reliant Offering Flat Bill Plan, Including Recurring TDU Charges

Reliant is offering residential customers in Texas the opportunity to contract for a flat monthly cost for electricity for 12 months.

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Retail Supplier Reaches Agreement to Sell Water Heater/HVAC Business, Cuts Dividend

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Retail/Wholesale Marketer Adopts New Brand Continuum Energy to Reflect Integrated Product Offerings

Seminole Energy Services, LLC and its family of companies announced that it has changed its name to Continuum Energy, and will begin operating under one unified brand.

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Direct Energy Business Signs Partnership Agreement with BuildingIQ

Direct Energy Business signed a partnership agreement with BuildingIQ to offer a cloud-based software solution to Direct Energy Business customers to reduce heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) energy costs, and to improve the carbon footprint in commercial buildings.

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Direct Energy Business Enters Into Exclusive Partnership with Panoramic Power to Offer Wireless Energy Monitoring and Analytics Solution

Direct Energy Business has entered into an exclusive partnership with Panoramic Power to offer a what it described as a, "quickly deployable and cost effective device-level energy monitoring and analytics solution to Direct Energy Business customers to improve operational efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and provide the necessary visibility into operations and energy consumption needed for demand response commitment."

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NRG Residential Withdraws 'Generally Available' Offers from Connecticut Market, Said to Return Shortly

NRG Residential Solutions has ceased offering "generally available" retail electric offers to Connecticut customers, according to a June 3 regulatory price filing.

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Take Four: Ohio Now Delays Required Date for Divestiture of DP&L Generation

In a second entry on rehearing, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has again changed the timeline for the required divestiture of DP&L's assets, reversing its finding in an earlier rehearing order that had accelerated the timeline for divestiture.

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Texas QSE to Pay $18,000 Under Settlement with PUCT Staff

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Broker-Manager Acquires Building Automation/Monitoring Provider

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Texas' Anderson Warns TDUs to "Tread Carefully" Regarding Affiliates, As Final Rule Adopted

Last week, the Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted an update to its code of conduct rules governing utilities and competitive affiliates which did not contain any major changes to the existing provisions as sought by certain retail electric providers, (such as a blanket prohibition on shared use of a name or logo).

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Texas Commissioners Concerned With REPs' Requirement That Customers Agree to 3rd Party Info. Sharing As Condition of Service; Suggest Provision Makes REPs Responsible for 3rd Parties

During last week's open meeting, Texas Public Utility Commissioners expressed concerns with various aspects of REPs' sharing of customer information with third parties.

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State Regulator Seeks Offer Data from Latest PJM Capacity Auction

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Draft Would Approve $4.5 Million Settlement with Retail Supplier

A Connecticut PURA draft decision would accept a $4.5 million settlement between Energy Plus Holdings, LLC and the Connecticut Attorney General and Consumer Counsel to resolve an investigation into the supplier's rates and marketing practices.

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New Jersey Releases More Granular Bidder Data from 2014 BGS Auction

New Jersey has posted additional data regarding winning bidders in the February 2014 Basic Generation Service Auction

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June 3

Retail Supplier Providing Free Smart Thermostat in Piloting New A/C Cycling Program

A retail supplier has launched a new pilot air conditioning cycling program, and is incenting customers to participate by offering a free smart thermostat.

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Texas REP Now Offering Astros Plans

A REP has begun offering in the CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric territory two plans aimed at Houston Astros fans.

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ESCOs: 'All Marketing Vendors', Including Brokers, Should Be Subject to New York PSC Licensing/Oversight

All marketing vendors in New York, including brokers, should be, "subject to the PSC licensing and oversight process," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the New York PSC.

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New Retail Supplier Offering Service at NHEC

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Retail Supplier Says PURA Wrongly Called Renewal Notice Non-Compliant

Liberty Power Holdings LLC said in a letter to the Connecticut PURA that a PURA description calling Liberty's renewal notice non-compliant is incorrect

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ComEd Sees Decline in Residential Shopping, Trend Expected to Accelerate

Commonwealth Edison saw a decline in the number of residential customers on competitive electric supply during the month of April, according to the latest stats on PlugIn Illinois.

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Detroit Edison Seeks to Acquire, Own Gas-Fired Generation

DTE Electric (Detroit Edison) issued a Request for Proposal to solicit bids for the company to acquire an operational natural gas simple and/or combined cycle generating plant

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June 2

Biotechnology Company to Acquire Retail Supplier

A Canadian biotechnology company would acquire a U.S. retail supplier under a proposed transaction filed at FERC.

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Texas Staff: REPs Have Duty to Inform Customers of Distribution Charges (Footnote on Pass-Through Does Not Meet 'Explicit' Disclosure Required By Rule)

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have opposed a retail provider's motion for summary judgment of a complaint concerning additional charges due to the customer's classification under the delivery service tariff.

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Former Retail Supplier SVP Launching Broker

Retail Energy Partners LLC has applied for an Ohio electric broker license to serve all customer classes in all service areas.

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MP2 Energy Receives Gas Supplier License

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Admit: FERC Concedes Capacity Market "[F]orc[es] Consumers to Pay for Capacity Without Receiving Commensurate Reliability Benefits"

ISO New England's current capacity market design, "fails to provide adequate incentives for resource performance, thereby threatening reliable operation of the system and forcing consumers to pay for capacity without receiving commensurate reliability benefits," FERC conceded in an order Friday.

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Settlement Filed in Retail Supplier Bankruptcy Case

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FERC Approves Sloped Demand Curve for New England Capacity Market

FERC approved, without modification, ISO New England's proposal to introduce a sloped demand curve into its forward capacity market, effective for auction for the 2018-19 delivery year.

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May 30

National Retail Supplier Files For IPO

A national retail supplier has filed with the SEC to conduct an initial public offering.

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GDF SUEZ to Acquire Energy Broker-Manager Ecova

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State Assembly Passes Bill Eliminating Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Bill would terminate the ability of community choice aggregations to enroll customers on an opt-out basis effective January 1, 2015.

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Duke Energy Files New Default Service Plan, Proposes "Price Stabilization" Rider

Duke Energy Ohio has filed for approval of an electric security plan governing the procurement and pricing of default service for the period June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2018

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Retail Supplier Signs Credit, Supply Agreement

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7 in 10 Sharyland Utilities Customers Make An Active Choice as Competition Introduced

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Texas Generator, PUCT Staff Agree on Amendments to Voluntary Mitigation Plan

NRG Energy and Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed for Commission approval of an amended voluntary mitigation plan that specifies offering practices that NRG can use when offering its generation resources into the ERCOT real-time and day-ahead energy and ancillary service markets during the term of the agreement and those offering practices will not be considered an abuse of market power

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Texas Chair: Should Generators Bear Some of the Risk of Grid Instability Caused by Intermittent Resource Integration?

Public Utility Commission of Texas Chair Donna Nelson filed a memo in advance of today's open meeting concerning issues related to prospective transmission system upgrades, ancillary services, and the transmission planning process related to renewable resources, as well as problems that have arisen as part of the CREZ build-out.

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May 29

Exec Overseeing North American Downstream (Retail) Business to Depart Centrica

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Regulator Says Five Suppliers Not In Compliance With Renewal Rules, Open Investigation of All Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA said that five retail electric suppliers are not in compliance with the currently effective renewal notice regulations, and opened an investigation of all suppliers' compliance with the renewal rules.

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Regulator Believes Two Suppliers Not In Compliance With Written Contract Rules, Open Investigation of All Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA said that it has reason to believe that two retail electric suppliers are not in compliance with the currently effective rules requiring the provision of a written contract to certain customers, and opened an investigation of all suppliers' compliance with the written contract rule.

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PSC Limits Supplier's License to Non-Residential Service, Presumably Due to Complaint Concerns

The Maryland PSC granted an electric supplier license to a new company, but limited the authority granted under the license to serving commercial and industrial customers.

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Illinois Power Agency to Hold Workshop on Full Requirements Contracts for Default Service

The Illinois Power Agency, which is charged with procuring default electric service, will hold a workshop on June 5 on issues related to the potential use of full requirements contracts for default service.

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PUCO Approves One Nonbypassable Generation Rider at DP&L, Denies Another

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved implementation of a nonbypassable rider for certain deferred generation costs at Dayton Power & Light, but denied making additional deferred transmission costs nonbypassable.

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New REP Sponsoring Texas' Sam Houston Race Park

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders in AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders of a May auction for 25% of AEP Ohio's standard service offer (SSO) energy requirements for the delivery period November 2014 through May 2015.

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May 28

New York PSC Seeks Comments on Default Service Hedging, Utility Fixed Price Options in Wake of Polar Vortex

The New York PSC has sought comment on a variety of issues emerging from a technical conference on winter rates, including the hedging practices for default service and the offering of fixed price default service by utilities.

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Stream Energy Debuts Free Energy Offer, Officially Launches Home Services

Stream Energy announced the official launch of its Free Energy Program for customers as well as a new suite of HomeLife Services.

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IDT Energy Officially Launches Home Services and Energy Rewards

IDT Energy, Inc. officially announced the availability of IDT Energy Home Services and IDT Energy Rewards.

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Massachusetts Approves Alternative Default Service Procurement Process at Nstar, WMECO

The Massachusetts DPU has approved an alternative methodology for procuring basic electric service supplies at Nstar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co., after the utilities' solicitation of load following supplies for the third quarter of 2014 failed to attract any bidders.

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Energy 95 Seeks Supplier License in New State

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Exelon Says Three Nukes Did Not Clear PJM Capacity Auction

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More Texas REPs Seek to Assign POLR Obligation to Affiliate

Several retail electric providers have filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to assign their non-volunteer POLR obligation to an affiliate.

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Retail Suppliers Slam Generator's Bid to Recover Costs Not Allowed Under PJM Tariff

The Retail Energy Supply Association has slammed a petition from Duke Energy to recover from PJM load about $10 million in unrecovered costs associated with procuring fuel for potential dispatch during January's cold weather.

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May 27

Pennsylvania PUC Approves New Assignment of Costs to POR Discount Rate

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved the assignment of new costs to the electric purchase of receivables discount rate at PECO.

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Connecticut Draft: "Little" Supplier Interest in Offering Supplier-Consolidated Billing, Would Lead to Confusion

A draft order from the Connecticut PURA would conclude that there is "little supplier interest" in offering supplier consolidated billing (SCB), and would find that, "there does not appear to be real benefits to ratepayers," from supplier consolidated billing.

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In Living Color? Here's What New Pennsylvania "Joint EDC-Supplier" Bill Will Look Like

While Pennsylvania has ordered the electric distribution companies to include the logo of a customer's electric supplier on utility consolidated bills by June 1, 2015, that logo may not necessarily be in color, under a final order published Friday.

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PUC Refers Presentation of Generation Pricing to Office of Competitive Market Oversight

The Pennsylvania PUC has referred the question of how electric generation prices should be presented, and uniformity in such formatting, to its Office of Competitive Market Oversight.

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PUC Approves Delay in Implementing Tools to Allow Suppliers to Remotely Access Account Numbers

The Pennsylvania PUC has extended the deadline by which electric distribution companies must implement programs allowing retail electric suppliers, with customer authorization, to remotely access customer account numbers to facilitate enrollment in environments in which the customer may not have their bill.

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No Support for Eliminating Texas Small-Fish-Swim-Free Rule

A petition by Raiden Commodities to eliminate the current Small-Fish-Swim-Free rule in the ERCOT market was opposed by a diverse group of stakeholders, and of the publicly available comments at publication time, Raiden's petition had no support from any commenting party.

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Texas Staff Proposes Options for Next Steps in Docket on REPs' Sharing of Customer Info. With Third Parties

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have provided the Commission with two options concerning a proceeding examining sharing of customer information by Retail Electric Providers (REPs) with third parties

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Careful What You Wish For: In Generator-Friendly Demand Response Order, Court Clips FERC's Authority to Regulate Based on "Affecting" Wholesale Prices

An order initially being hailed by competitive generators concerning demand response should ultimately prove most beneficial to retail suppliers and consumers in reining in FERC's unchecked authority to issue regulations over anything allegedly "affecting" wholesale electric rates.

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Backbreaking: Capacity Prices Double in Latest PJM Auction

Rest of RTO capacity prices in PJM increased 50% in PJM's 2017/18 Base Residual Auction.

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Generator Immediately Seeks to Apply Court Ruling on Demand Response to Capacity Market

FirstEnergy Service Company filed a complaint at FERC requesting that the Commission issue an order requiring the removal of all portions of the PJM tariff allowing or requiring PJM to include demand response as suppliers to PJM's capacity markets, with a refund effective date of May 23, 2014

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May 23

$4.5 Million Settlement with Retail Supplier to Fund Connecticut Enforcement Activities

A retail supplier will pay $4.5 million to the State of Connecticut, which will be used for retail market enforcement and education activities, to resolve an investigation into its rates and marketing practices sought by the Connecticut Attorney General and Consumer Counsel, under a settlement revealed yesterday.

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IDT Energy has launched its previously anticipated fixed price electric products in Pennsylvania, branding the products as "SmartBudget."

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Northeast Retail Provider Seeks Texas REP Certificate

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Pennsylvania Proposes New Policy for Interest Charged on Default Service Over, Under-collections, To More Accurately Reflect Supply Costs

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to implement a uniform interest rate applicable to over- and under-collections of electric default service costs via reconciliation of automatic adjustment clauses.

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Precedent: PUC Approves Nonbypassable Charge for Generation Supply Costs from Polar Vortex

The Pennsylvania PUC approved nonbypassable charges to recover unanticipated and excessive costs from the polar vortex.

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PUC Finalizes Recommendations to Provide More Supplier Information on Utility Bills

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) said yesterday that it finalized recommendations that will provide consumers with more information from their electric generation suppliers (EGSs) on their utility bill.

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Pennsylvania Regulations on New Supplier Disclosure Rules, Switching Timeline Receive Approval from Regulatory Review Commission

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced that the state's Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved regulations recently adopted by the PUC to reform disclosures required by retail electric suppliers, and to accelerate the switching timelines.

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May 22

Constellation Launches Home Energy Services In Pennsylvania, Special Offers for Supply Customers

Constellation announced that it is now offering heating, cooling, plumbing and water heater solutions to customers in south central Pennsylvania, through Constellation Home, the home services division of Constellation.

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Ohio Changes Calculation of Price to Compare

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has changed the calculation of the electric Price to Compare, in an order on rehearing of its retail market order.

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Illinois Opens Investigation of ComEd Supply Rate Subsidies to Certain Customers

The Illinois Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Commonwealth Edison's current rate design which provides generation supply rate subsidies to non-residential space heat and lighting customers

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PPL Chairman: 2013 Earnings Underscore Importance of 'Strategic Realignment' (Focus Shifts Away from Competitive Businesses)

PPL Corporation Chairman and CEO William Spence said during an annual meeting that the company's 2013 results underscore the importance of PPL's strategic realignment of the past several years, so that the vast majority of its earnings now come from regulated utility operations.

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Investigation of FirstEnergy Solutions' Pass-Throughs Not on Pa. PUC Agenda for Today's Meeting

An order opening an investigation of FirstEnergy Solutions' use of pass-through clauses to pass-on ancillaries charges to fixed rate customers is not listed on the agenda for today's Pennsylvania PUC public meeting as the agenda appears posted online.

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Texas REP Files Notice of Cessation of Operations

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Connecticut PURA to Hold Meeting Concerning Recent Legislation's Impact on Retail Market

The Connecticut PURA will convene a technical meeting on May 28 to discuss the impact of new legislation on its ongoing retail electric market customer protection docket, 13-07-18.

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May 21

Surprise! PPL Residential Price to Compare Actually Rising on June 1

Despite an earlier forecast of a decrease in the residential Price to Compare, PPL's official residential Price to Compare is increasing on June 1, according to data now available on PPL's website.

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Ohio Staff Proposes 'Significant' Changes to AEP Ohio Purchase of Receivables Proposal, Including Use of Supplier-Specific Discounts

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended "significant" changes to AEP Ohio's proposed purchase of receivables program, in testimony filed in AEP Ohio's electric security plan proceeding.

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Ohio Staff Recommend Changes to AEP Ohio Default Service Plan to Address 'Rate Volatility', Add 36-Month Contracts

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have proposed changes to the procurement of default service under AEP Ohio's proposed electric security plan covering the period starting June 1, 2015 to address "potential rate volatility."

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New Retail Supplier Licensed in Georgia

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New York ESCO Announces Sponsorship Agreement with Triple A Baseball Team

An ESCO announced that it has become the official energy supplier of the Syracuse Chiefs, a Triple A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals franchise.

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Ohio Staff Recommend Denial of AEP Ohio's Power Purchase Agreement Rider

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have proposed that the Commission reject AEP Ohio's proposed Power Purchase Agreement Rider, in testimony on AEP Ohio's electric security plan filing.

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May 20

Texas ROSE Alleges REP's Prepaid Plan Violates Rules, Citing Affidavit From Former Contractor

The Texas Ratepayers' Organization to Save Energy petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas to conduct an investigation into the policies and practices of a REP in offering residential consumers a prepaid electric service, alleging that the product, "violates certain PUC customer service protection rules, uses deceptive marketing, and discriminates against customers on the basis of income."

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Regulator Considers Up To Multi-Million Dollar Fine Against Retail Supplier

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Official June 1 Price to Compare Posted for Duquesne Light, Confirms 22% Increase

Duquesne Light has posted official Prices to Compare for the six-month period starting June 1, with a 22% increase in the residential Rate RS Price to Compare confirmed

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New Retail Supplier Offering Service at Penelec

A new supplier has begun offering residential electricity at Penelec in Pennsylvania

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Oasis Energy Launches Service in New Territory

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Star Energy Partners Seeks Gas Supplier License

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PUC Approves Reduction in Retail Supplier's Security Requirement

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May 19

SHOCK: Connecticut PURA to Return Supplier's Customers to Default Service Over License Non-Renewal

The Connecticut PURA has stated an intention to return the customers of a retail supplier to default service, after the company's supplier license lapsed for over a year.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Complaint Alleges Texas REP Manipulating Pricing to Appear at Top of Power to Choose

 

North American Power Launches Service in Two New Territories

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New York Direct ESCOs to Begin Using Standard Renewal Notices

The New York PSC has published standard renewal notices for ESCOs and directed ESCOs to begin using the standard notices on May 26.

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New York Utility Seeks 'Discretion' in Collection of Default Service Reconciliations

Niagara Mohawk (National Grid) had petitioned the New York PSC for tariff changes that would provide it with discretion regarding the period over which it must reconcile electric default service costs.

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Luminant Proposes NPRR to Mitigate Price Reversal Under the ORDC in ERCOT

Luminant Energy, LLC has submitted to ERCOT Nodal Protocol Revision Request 626, Operating Reserves Demand Curve (ORDC) Price Reversal Mitigation Enhancements

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Preliminary PJM Staff Recommendation Would Allow Generators to Earn Energy Market Windfalls Without Depressing Capacity Price

Under a preliminary PJM Staff recommendation concerning "reforms" to the capacity market, PJM would allow generators to earn windfall energy market revenues without such revenues being used to offset the compensation required from the capacity market.

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PECO Sees Hundreds of New Residential Shoppers, Rest of State Still Sees Decline in Switching

PECO saw a net increase of over 300 residential electric shoppers in the most recent week, but the rest of the state is still seeing a decline in residential electric shopping, according to the most recent stats from the PUC

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