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October 26, 2020

CUB Alleges Illinois Alternative Retail Natural Gas Suppliers Are Violating HEAT Act

The Illinois Citizens Utility Board alleged in a blog post concerning alternative natural gas suppliers that, "many suppliers are violating a new consumer protection law that went into effect this year."

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City Of Boston Selects Retail Supplier For Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation, Certain Pricing Details Announced

The City of Boston has selected Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. to serve its opt-out municipal electricity aggregation, with a start date of February 2021

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Texas ALJ Would Order ERCOT To Provide Remedy To QSEs To Improperly Charged PTP Obligations, Implicates Potential Uplift To Market

A Texas ALJ, in a proposal for decision, would find that ...

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Retail Supplier To Be Sold

A retail supplier would be sold as part of a larger transaction involving its parent

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Retail Supplier First Point Power Extends Credit/Supply Facility With BP Energy Company

Retail energy supplier First Point Power (FPP) announced a 2-year credit and supply facility extension of its existing facility with ...

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AEP Energy Partners Signs Letter Of Intent To Purchase Output From Columbus, OH Solar Park

Will Be Used To Serve Competitive Supply Customers, Potential Columbus Municipal Aggregation

AEP Energy Partners has signed a letter of intent with ...

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October 23, 2020

Settlement Concerning Dayton Power & Light Advanced Meter Roll-Out Addresses Default Service Issues

Stipulation Includes $1 Million Payment (Shareholder-Funded) To Solar Affiliate Of Retail Supplier To Support Solar Development

Smart Grid Roll-Out Contemplates Execution Of Third Party Apps, From Utility & Third Parties, By AMI Meters

Addresses Supplier Access to AMI Data, Use In Wholesale Settlement

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio and several other large customer groups, IGS Energy, and several environmental groups have signed a stipulation that would authorize deployment of advanced meters, an upgraded customer information system, and other grid modernization activities (Smart Grid Plan Phase I or SGP I)

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New Tax Rule Impacting ERCOT, Related To Collection Or Issuance Of Resale Certificates, Takes Effect

ERCOT informed market participants that, on October 13, 2020, an amendment to a Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts rule impacting the ERCOT market went into effect.

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS electric rates for the three-month period December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021

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October 22, 2020

Walmart's Retail Electric Supplier, Texas Retail Energy, To Begin "Marketing" Electricity, Seeks To Serve Residential Customers

Texas Retail Energy LLC, the retail electric supplier owned by Walmart which, to date, has only served as a self-supply entity, applied for ...

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Retail Supplier Newly Seeks Partial Rescission Of Pennsylvania PUC Prohibition In-Person Marketing, Notes New Directives From Governor

NRG Energy, Inc. filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a new Petition for Partial Rescission of the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order prohibiting door to door and other in-person retail energy marketing during the pandemic.

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Delaware Valley Purchasing Group Names Preferred Energy Solutions Partner

An energy & water advisory firm specializing in energy supply & turnkey conservation measures announced that it has been named the preferred energy solutions partner for Delaware Valley Purchasing Group (DVPG)

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker/Consultant As Manager, Pricing and Sustainability

An energy management consultant and broker announced that ...

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Start-up Texas-based Broker, Led by Market Vets, Expanding Outside Of Texas

A Texas-based broker and aggregator created last year is expanding to various Northeast markets.

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October 21, 2020

Final Order Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Using Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC Products; Term Limited To Using Supply From Owned Generation Or PPA

Order Limits Voluntary Renewable Offerings From Retail Suppliers To RECs From Certain RTOs

A state regulator issued a final decision that, among other things, limits voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail electric suppliers to using only RECs sourced from certain RTOs, and which prohibits the use of the term "renewable energy" to market a REC product

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Start-up Retail Electric Supplier Rhythm Receives Texas REP Certificate

New Retail Market Entrant Focused On Renewable Energy & Technology, Aims To "Upend The Energy Status Quo"

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted start-up retail energy supplier Rhythm Ops, LLC d/b/a Rhythm an ...

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Algonquin's Liberty Utilities Drops "Utilities" From Name Under Re-branding

Re-branding Of Regulated Utilities, Some Of Which Have Retail Choice Programs, Is Said To Emphasize Focus On Customer

Liberty Utilities ("Liberty" or the "Company"), the regulated services division of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC", or "Algonquin"), announced that it has launched a refreshed brand under the single name, "Liberty."

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Parent Of Texas Retail Provider & Various Retail Choice Utilities To Merge With Parent Of Texas-New Mexico Power

Merger Would Result In Affiliation Between Texas REP, TDU

The parent of two retail suppliers and various utilities, and PNM Resources, announced today that their respective boards have approved the merger of PNM Resources into ...

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Energy Services Provider/Broker Raises $7.8 Million To Expand Energy Efficiency Outsourcing Solutions Platform

A provider of Energy Efficiency as a Service, which also operates as an electricity broker, today announced a $7.8 million equity funding round led by Balance Point Capital and Edison Partners with additional participation from Connecticut Innovations.

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October 20, 2020

Updated:
Gas South Announces Acquisition Of Infinite Energy's Natural Gas Business

Gas South announced that it will acquire ...

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EC Infosystems Announces New Date and Theme for Orlando 2021 User Conference

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, announced their annual user conference has been moved to November 10-12, 2021 and will remain at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida.

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New York PSC Revokes ESCO's Eligibility, Orders That Customers Be Returned To Default Service

The New York PSC revoked the eligibility of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Oklahoma Utility Regulator Opens Inquiry Of Retail Electric Choice

 

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier Over Alleged Slamming, "Questionable" Marketing Practices

Citing allegations of slamming and "questionable" marketing practices, the New York PSC ordered ...

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Green Mountain Energy Launches New Offers Including Free EV Charger Promotion, EV-Focused TOU Solar Plan

Green Mountain Energy for Texas residential customers announced a new Riding on Sunshine initiative to support electric vehicle (EV) adoption by offering customers in Texas two new electricity plans, as well as an EV-shopping tool, and a free EV charger to promote home charging through the use of solar energy.

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ALJ Issues Recommended Decision On Retail Suppliers' Proposal To Relieve EGSs Of NITS Charges At PECO, Make Collection Nonbypasable

ALJ Would Adopt Partial Settlement Addressing Other Default Service Issues, Standard Offer Customer Referral Program, POR Discount

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision in PECO's default service proceeding that would establish parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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October 19, 2020

Administrative Law Judge Would Allow Resumption Of In-Person Retail Energy Marketing, Door-to-Door Sales

In a proposed order, an Administrative Law Judge would grant a motion from ...

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New York DPS Resumes Consideration Of Retail Energy Market Issues, Barriers At LIPA

The New York Department of Public Service has issued a new request for comments in its proceeding examining the potential benefits of retail competition for Long Island electric customers.

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OhmConnect Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate
--- OhmConnect Provides Mass Market Demand Response Via Rewards, Gamification

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted OhmConnect Texas LLC an ...

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Best Practice Energy Hires Energy Market Veteran

Rhode Island-based energy consultant Best Practice Energy announced two new additions to its team, on the energy advisor and business development side of operations.

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Texas REP Pulse Power Partners With Law Enforcement To Combat Cyber-Crime

The following is a news release from Pulse Power.

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ConEd Posts Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has posted its 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period

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EDF Renewables North America, Solar Developer Transact On A 4.5 Gigawatt (GWac) Solar Development Portfolio In PJM, Will Assist EDF In Meeting Retail Customer Demand

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced the close of an agreement of up to 4.5 gigawatt (GWac) pipeline of solar development assets throughout PJM.

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RetailEnergyX: Eight California Municipal Aggregations Seek Up To 500 MWs Of Long Duration Storage

 

October 16, 2020

Another Retail Choice Utility Seeks Authority To Offer Renewable Electric Option To Non-shopping Customers

Patronage Of Renewable Option Would Reduce Renewable Costs Recovered In Bypassable Rates

An EDC filed at a PUC for approval of a new optional tariff that would allow customers to purchase blocks of RECs.

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Settlement Reached Between FirstEnergy Advisors, RESA That Supports Grant Of Pennsylvania Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Suvon LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and the Retail Energy Supply Association have reached a settlement concerning the electric broker/market application of FirstEnergy Advisors before the Pennsylvania PUC.

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PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Another Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

Staff Again Asserts: "Fair Dealing Dictates That Residential Customers Receive Equally Fair Treatment," As Non-Residential Customers

In newly filed testimony in a Maryland PSC complaint proceeding filed by PSC Staff ("Staff") against ...

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Met-Ed, West Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Increasing 6-7%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2020

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Commentary: FERC Doesn't Understand How Default Service Auctions Work (MOPR/Default Service Order)

FERC Baffled As To Why States Allow Suppliers To Meet POLR Obligations Without Specifying What Resources Will Be Used (Yes, Really)

Contrary To Spin, FERC Hasn't Found Any Current SOS Auctions To Be Exempt From MOPR; Glick Suggests Any Full Requirements SOS Auction With RPS Obligation May Trigger MOPR

FERC Does Not Allow Start Of PJM Capacity Market Pre-Auction Process, Auction Dates Still TBD

FERC has published its written order on rehearing and compliance with respect to revisions in PJM's minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in the capacity market, and FERC's discussion of the application of the MOPR to state default service auctions (or resources which may receive compensation under such auctions -- directly or indirectly) illustrates that FERC, at best, lacks a basic understanding of how default service auctions work, or else is intentionally mischaracterizing the auctions

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October 15, 2020

Recommended Decision Would Require That Standard Offer (SOP) Customer Referral Customers Be Dropped To Default Service At End Of SOP Term With Retail Supplier, At PPL

ALJ Would Terminate SOP Shopping Program For CAP Customers, Not Allow CAP Customers To Take Service From A Retail Supplier

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision in PPL Electric's default service proceeding for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025

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Glick: New FERC PJM MOPR Order Footnote Suggests That Default Service Auctions Are Subject To MOPR If They Take Into Account State RPS Targets

While Clock May Start On Date For Resumption Of PJM Capacity Auction, Some Pre-auction Activities Still Can't Proceed

FERC adopted an order on rehearing and compliance regarding a PJM plan to implement a revised minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in the capacity market

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PECO Small Commercial Generation Rate Increasing 4%

Winning Wholesale Prices Under Multi-Year Contracts Also Posted

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning December 1, 2020

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ConEd Reports Gas Cost Reconciliation Surcharge Of 3.7¢/Therm For 2021

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has filed with the New York PSC its annual reconciliation of actual gas costs as compared to gas cost revenues

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New York PSC Orders Creation of New York City-Specific (Zone J) RPS Tier, Obligation Assigned To ESCOs, LSEs

ESCOs/LSEs Also Now Assigned Obligation Under Modified Tier 2

New Adder On LSE Purchases From NYSERDA Adopted As NYSERDA Funding Mechanisms; May Tilt Market For LSEs With Ability To Self-Supply

The New York PSC adopted various changes to its clean energy standard (CES), including creation of a new Tier 4, specific to New York City (Zone J), with which ESCOs and other LSEs must comply

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Mpower Energy Expands To New State

Retail supplier Mpower Energy announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Updated: $14 Million Class Action Settlement Involving Retail Supplier Approved

 

SWEPCO Files Texas Rate Case, Includes New Optional REC Purchase Rider, EV Rider, Residential TOU Pilot

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has filed a new rate case with the Texas PUC

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New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

Various New York utilities have posted their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e. 12 months ended September 30, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the company’s electric and/or gas tariffs.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Energy Harbor Subpoenaed In Federal Probe Of Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Law

 

New England Governors Call For "Reform" Of ISO New England Market Design

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Maine Governor Janet Mills, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott are calling for reform of the regional electricity market design, transmission planning process, and the governance of the ISO-New England, the independent system operator for the New England power system.

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October 14, 2020

Texas Retail Market Vet Forms New Broker Named EnerGenie

EnerGenie LLC, a start-up, registered as a Texas electric broker

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PUC Staff Recommend That Retail Supplier Pay Forfeiture Of $775,000, Suspend Marketing

Staff Alleges Supplier's Flat Daily Rate Plan Is Not Permitted Under PUC Rules

Staff of a PUC issued a report concerning an investigation of ...

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Settlement In Duquesne Light Default Service Proceeding Addresses Presentation Of Retail Supplier Charges On Consolidated Bills

Consumer Advocate Says Residential Customers Of Retail Suppliers Paid $100 Million More Than Default Service Over 41 Month Period

A further partial settlement has been reached concerning several issues -- including the presentation of retail supplier charges on utility consolidated bills -- in the Pennsylvania PUC proceeding addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025.

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RetailEnergyX: Settlement In Lawsuit Against Retail Supplier Nears Approval; PUC Case Continues

 

Texas PUC Issues Final Designation Of Retail Electric Providers As Non-Volunteer POLRs For 2021-22

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a final list of REPs that have been designated to serve as non-volunteer Providers of Last Resort (aka Large Service Providers or LSPs) for the 2021-2022 term, and issued a list of volunteer POLRs (aka Voluntary Retail Electric Providers or VREPs)

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National Grid Launches National Grid Renewables

National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

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RetailEnergyX: Home Depot To Procure Electricity From Texas Solar Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Board Approves DAM and RTM Price Corrections

 

October 13, 2020

Parent Of Broker Names New Business Development Director

A broker named ...

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Updated: Competitive Power Ventures Enters Agreement To Be Sold To International Electricity Supplier

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) announced today that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with ...

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Retail Suppliers Say Proposed Requirement That Would Pay Bundled Products Last Under Supplier Consolidated Billing Would "Punish" Suppliers, Jeopardize Success Of SCB

Retail suppliers opposed several measures relating to the treatment of bundled products in draft Maryland rules for supplier consolidated billing (SCB), warning that such rules would jeopardize the success of the SCB program

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October 12, 2020

Retail Supplier Announces Purchase of Partner's Interest in Joint Venture

A retail supplier announced ...

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Report: Competitive Retail Electric Rates In ERCOT Have Fallen 31% Since Start Of Electric Choice, On Inflation-Adjusted Basis

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a draft ...

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Constellation Signs 108 MW Solar Agreement to Supply Aggregation of Three Commercial Customers

Constellation, an Exelon company, announced that a 108 MW agreement is in place to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Here's Where Arizona Corporation Commission Candidates Stand On Retail Electric Choice

 

New York PSC Secretary Denies "Extension Request" Sought By ESCO In Retail Market Reset Proceeding

The Secretary of the New York PSC has denied what was termed an "extension request" filed by ...

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Updated: PUC Grants Extension For EDCs To File Plans For Simultaneous Dual Auctions For Default Service

An attorney examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted, with modifications, an extension for the electric distribution utilities (EDUs) to file the dual SSO auction plans as discussed in our earlier story

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October 9, 2020

Calpine Implores PUC To Block Alleged "Predatory" Attempt By Other Retail Suppliers (EGSs) To Receive "Bailout"

EGSs Say Their Proposal Is Meant To Address Current, "Illegal And Discriminatory Treatment"

In a recently filed brief at the Pennsylvania PUC ...

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Sunrise Power & Gas Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Sunrise Power & Gas has received ...

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PUC Sets New Amounts For Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rates, Merchant Function Charges

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted an order in a UGI Utilities - - Gas Division rate case that establishes new amounts for the purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates and Merchant Function Charges (MFC)

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Ohio Utilities Seek Extension In Deadline For Filing Plans For Simultaneous Dual Auctions For Default Service (Full Requirements Auction Versus Separate Energy Plus Capacity Hedge Procurement)

EDCs Note That FERC May Set Schedule For PJM Capacity Auction At Meeting Next Week

AEP Ohio, Duke Energy Ohio, the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, and Dayton Power & Light (the EDCs) asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a 30-day extension of the Commission’s deadline which requires the EDCs to file plans to conduct simultaneous "dual auctions" for Standard Service Offer supplies, as the EDCs cited pending rehearing requests and a potential FERC order next week setting dates for the currently suspended PJM Base Residual Auctions for capacity.

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New Hampshire Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Over 30%; Small Commercial Rate Increasing Nearly 50%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

The New Hampshire PUC approved ...

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October 8, 2020

PSC Orders Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To Default Service, After Finding Violations Of Rules

Also Orders Customer Refunds

A Public Service Commission said in a news release that it, "has taken action against a retail energy supplier ..."

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SWEPCO Opposes Declaratory Order For Retail Choice Pilot, Says Pilot Only Available Under Transition To Competition Process, And Legislature Has Found Area Not Ready For Competition

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has filed a response at the Texas PUC to East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company's (ETSWD) petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at SWEPCO, with SWEPCO stating that a pilot may only be conducted as part of a larger transition to competition process, and that the PUC and legislature have found that its applicable power region is not ready for retail competition.

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North Texas Municipal Water District Selects Retail Electric Provider, Supporting Solar Project

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has chosen ...

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Pennsylvania PUC Approves Use Of Non-Zero Proxy Capacity Price In Upcoming Default Service Auctions At FirstEnergy EDCs

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a petition from Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, and West Penn Power Company (collectively the FirstEnergy EDCs, FirstEnergy, or the Companies) for approval to modify the FirstEnergy Supplier Master Agreement (SMA) to include a capacity proxy price (CPP) for the FirstEnergy EDCs' upcoming default service auctions.

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Updated: PUC Says Customized Flat Bill Offer Presupposes Reliance On Hourly Interval Data That Is Not Yet Available To Retail Suppliers

(Earlier): PUC Denies Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product, Without Prejudice

A PUC has issued a written order denying, without prejudice, a petition from ...

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NRG Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Energy Inc. announced that, on October 7, 2020, the Company received notice from ...

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October 7, 2020

Following Acquisition Of Energy Insights Provider, Constellation Offering Businesses New Solution To Manage/Analyze Utility Costs

Constellation announced that it is ...

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Retail Supplier Launches Monthly Subscription Service (Flat Bill) With 100% Renewable Power

A retail supplier announced the launch of its PowerLock product, described as, "our monthly subscription service for residential energy consumers in Pennsylvania"

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Former NRG Senior Director For M&A Among Founders Of New Renewable Generation Developer, Receives Backing From EnCap Investments

Triple Oak Power LLC ("TOP") announced today its formation, as well as underlying capital commitment from ...

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Newly Launched Affiliate Of Wholesale Power Marketer, Retail Natural Gas Supplier, Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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PUC Denies Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product, Without Prejudice

A PUC today denied, without prejudice, a petition from ...

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BP Energy Partners Announces Equity Commitment To Provider Of Energy-as-a-Service, Behind-The-Meter Generation For C&I Customers

BP Energy Partners, LLC ("BPEP") has made an equity commitment to ...

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PUC Discloses Price From Default Service Auction

A PUC approved the results of an October auction for

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October 6, 2020

ERCOT TDSPs To Host Workshop To Discuss Residential Solar "Customer Experience" In Texas Retail Market (Why Are Solar Customers Calling?)

The ERCOT TDSPs announced that they, "will host an interactive Webex workshop to discuss information related to the current state of the residential solar customer experience in ERCOT’s competitive retail market."

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Texas Alliance Of Energy Producers Supports Motion To Launch Pilot Retail Electric Choice Program At SWEPCO

Notes Current "Exceedingly High Electricity Costs"

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has filed a letter at the Texas PUC in support of East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company's (ETSWD) petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)

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Direct Energy Launches New Texas Residential Plan With Two Months Free

Direct Energy has launched in Texas a new residential electric plan called Two Months of Free Energy 24

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RetailEnergyX: Long Island Lawmakers Decry "Poison Pill" Charge In LIPA Tariff For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

Settlement Reached Which Would Allow PPL Electric To Actively Manage The Grid Support Functions Of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Owned By Customers, Including Volt/VAR And Remote On/Off

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation ('PPL Electric', 'PPL', or the 'Company'), the Office of Consumer Advocate ('OCA'), the Natural Resources Defense Council ('NRDC'), and the Sustainable Energy Fund ('SEF') has entered into a settlement that would, under a pilot basis, allow PPL to actively manage the grid support functions of inverters placed on DERs owned by third parties, using the DER management devices owned by PPL

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October 5, 2020

Attorney Examiner Suspends Automatic Approval Of Utility's Filing To List Amount Of Shadow-Billed Default Service Cost On Shopping Customers' Bill (Prominently On First Page), Says Further Investigation Needed

An attorney examiner at ...

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NRG Energy Announces Appointment of New Independent Director, Advancing Transformation of, "Moving Closer To The Customer"

NRG Energy today announced the appointment of a new Independent Director ...

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Siemens & Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Launch Energy-as-a-Service, Distributed Energy Venture

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure (SI) and Financial Services (SFS) groups today announced the formation of ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks To Expand To New York

A retail supplier has filed for initial eligibility to serve as an ESCO in New York, to serve ...

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New Municipal Aggregation Formed By New York Towns, Supplier Selected

Six New York municipalities announced that they are launching a new opt-out municipal aggregation, with ...

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October 2, 2020

PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

Staff: "Fair Dealing Dictates That Residential Customers Receive Equally Fair Treatment," As Non-Residential Customers Receive Under COMAR Provision

Staff of a PSC have recommended that the Commission revoke the electric supplier license of ...

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Texas PUC Staff Seeks Extension To Evaluate REP Applicant Blue Star's Relationship With AEP Affiliates, Requests Additional Info From Blue Star

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas requested an extension of the deadline for Staff to file a recommendation on final disposition of the Option 1 retail electric provider certificate application of Blue Star Energy, LLC, which is an affiliate of AEP Texas

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State's House, Senate Pass Bill Authorizing Regulator To Order Retail Suppliers To Pay Restitution To Customers

Bill Also Requires Study Of Wholesale Market, RTO Membership; Conflict With State Environmental Goals

The Connecticut House and Senate have passed H.B. No. 7006 which empowers the Connecticut PURA to order retail electric suppliers to pay restitution to customers or to pay a combination of a fine and restitution

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Duquesne Light Files New Default Supply Rates, Medium C&I Rate Increasing 25%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rates for the period beginning December 1, 2020

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Resources ...

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New Jersey Proposes To Allow Opt-out Enrollments For Certain Community Solar Projects

Also Directs Development Of Options For Consolidated Billing For Community Solar

The New Jersey BPU has issued a proposed rule by which municipal-owned, 100% low- and moderate-income (LMI) community solar projects may submit an application for a project that automatically enrolls customers and then allows them to "opt-out" from participating in the project (Docket No. QX20090594)

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October 1, 2020

Retail Supplier Disposes Of HVAC, Mechanical Business; Licenses Brand Name

Also Sells Ownership Stake In Coal Plant

A retail supplier disposed of substantially all of the assets of its HVAC business

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Non-Unanimous Settlement Would Adopt Changes To Standard Offer Customer Referral Program At Pennsylvania Utility, Increase Cost To Retail Suppliers

A non-unanimous, partial stipulation concerning an EDC's electricity default service plan for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 addresses issues related to the Standard Offer customer referral program (SOP) and shopping for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers

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Regulator Directs Utilities To Notify Large Customers In Advance Of Default Service Rate Increases

A regulator has directed EDCs to, in the future, proactively contact large customers to communicate proposed supply rate changes in advance of future potential rate increases

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Gas Utility With Choice Program Notes Potential For Creation Of "New Services" For Customers Seeking Sustainable Energy, In Seeking Pilot Interconnection Program For Renewable Natural Gas

An LDC with a retail choice program has filed for approval of a Renewable Gas Interconnection (RGI) Pilot

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Breakerbox, An Exelon Company, Receives Broker Licenses In New State

A PSC granted Breakerbox, LLC electric and natural gas aggregator/broker licenses

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Rodan Energy Solutions Names Industry Vet As Director, North American Marketing

Rodan Energy Solutions announced the appointment of ...

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September 30, 2020

Illinois Staff Moves To End ICC's Moratorium On Door-to-Door, In-Person Retail Energy Marketing, Subject To Conditions

Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission filed motions seeking an order conditionally dissolving the Commission’s March 18, 2020 Emergency Order prohibiting alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) and alternative gas suppliers from conducting in-person solicitations, within the meaning of Section 412.10 for ARESs, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

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Retail Supplier To Pay $175,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff, Involves Alleged Misuse Of Eligible Customer List For Enrollments At Storefront Establishments

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement agreement with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's ('Commission') Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement ('I&E') to resolve alleged violations related to customer authorization for switches and alleged misuse of information from the eligible customer list in enrollments conducted at retail storefront establishments and similar public locations

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Retail Supplier To Pay $282,000 Under Settlement With Staff Of State Regulator

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement agreement with ...

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Pennsylvania PUC Says Retail Electric Suppliers Must Now Disclose "Real" Per-kWh Price, Reminds Consumers That Enhanced Disclosure Rules Are Now Effective

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminded electric customers that enhanced retail electric disclosure rules that are, "geared to provide additional consumer protections and ensure greater transparency with product offerings from electric generation suppliers (EGSs)," took effect on Sept. 30, 2020.

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PSC Formally Launches New Gas Choice Shopping Website, Rate Board

The Maryland Public Service Commission has officially unveiled its new website for natural gas supply (MDGasChoice), to supplement the electricity shopping site unveiled earlier this year.

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Illinois CUB Alerts ComEd, Ameren Customers To Change In Electric Prices To Compare

The Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB) alerted Ameren and ComEd electric customers to a change in the utilities' electricity supply prices.

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September 29, 2020

Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquired By U.K. Energy Supplier

A Texas REP has been acquired by ...

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EC Infosystems Signs Start-Up Grand Energy for EDI/Billing Services

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced a partnership with Grand Energy, Inc. for billing/cis and EDI services.

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Vistra Announces New ERCOT Generation Developments Totaling 1,000 MW

Vistra Raises 2020 Financial Guidance, Announces Long-Term Capital Allocation Plan

Vistra, the parent of TXU Energy and various other retail energy brands, has launched Vistra Zero, a portfolio of zero-carbon power generation facilities, including seven new developments announced today in its primary market of ERCOT that total nearly 1,000 megawatts.

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September 28, 2020

Just Energy Names New COO, CFO, & New Chief Commercial Officer

Just Energy Announces the Closing of its Recapitalization Plan and Reconstitution of the Board of Directors

Just Energy Group Inc. announced changes to its senior management team

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Another Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A start-up applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Massachusetts Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase 18%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU electric basic service rates for the period beginning December 1, 2020.

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San Francisco Municipal Aggregation Signs PPA With Supplier

CleanPowerSF has signed a PPA for energy storage with ...

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September 25, 2020

Start-up Texas Retail Provider Led By Market Vets Receives REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Constellation: Utility's Proposed Bill Change, "Threatens Constellation's Relationship With Its Customers"

Constellation Alleges Bill Change Intended To, "Hinder Shopping"

Utility Suggests Suppliers Are Not Complying With "Clear And Understandable" Requirement For Pricing On Bills

Utility: "Reforms" Relating To Unregulated Supplier Charges Should Be Pursued

Utility Encourages Regulations That Would Require "Effective" kWh Rate Or More Granular Comparisons

Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. alleged in comments to the ...

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Start-up Broker Formed, Associated With Efficiency/LED Provider

A start-up applied for an electric broker license in ...

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New York PSC Denies Rehearing Of Order Directing ESCO To Re-Rate Fixed Price Customers Due To What PSC Ruled Was Impermissible Pass-Through Related To ICAP Tag Peak Hour Change

The New York PSC denied rehearing of its June decision which ordered an ESCO to re-rate fixed price customers who experienced an increased rate when ...

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September 24, 2020

Start-up Texas Retail Electric Provider Seeks REP Certificate

A start-up applied for ...

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Westchester Power Municipal Aggregation Selects New Retail Supplier For NYSEG Service Area

Effective December 1, Westchester Power has selected ...

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New Entrant Bulb Launches Statewide In Texas Retail Electric Market, Following Soft Launch

Bulb, which describes itself as the U.K.'s fastest-growing energy provider and whose Texas market entry had been exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com in June 2019, has launched statewide retail electric offers in Texas, following a previously reported soft launch in December 2019

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Retail Supplier Selected To Supply Chicago's Willis Tower

A retail electric supplier has entered into a multi-year partnership with Chicago's iconic Willis Tower

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Level Of ERCOT Admin. Fee Implicated By Texas PUC Consideration Of Potential Changes To Reliability Monitor

Consideration of potential changes to the entity which serves as the state's reliability monitor for the ERCOT region could potentially implicate the ERCOT Administrative Fee, per a discussion at today's meeting of the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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PUC Approves Price From Default Service Auction

A September auction for 17 tranches of Standard Service Offer (SSO) electricity supplies for the term June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 at Duke Energy Ohio resulted in a tranche-weighted average price of ...

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California Municipal Aggregation Leaders Again Demand Changes To Power Charge Indifference Adjustment

Nearly 100 elected officials and community leaders throughout California called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today to modify rules relating to the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), a fee charged to all electricity consumers for utility above market generation costs

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September 23, 2020

PSC Staff File Proposal To Implement Supplier Consolidated Billing

Addresses Treatment Of Bundled Supplier Products Vis-a-Vis Commodity Rate Disclosure, Payment Posting Priority

Addresses Higher Financial Security Requirements For SCB Suppliers, Requirements For Purchasing Utility Receivables

Staff Encourages PSC To Study If Cherry-Picking Of Better-Paying Customers For SCB Harms UCB-POR Program, Other Suppliers

Staff of a PSC have filed, on behalf of the Supplier Consolidated Billing Working Group (SCBWG), proposed regulations and business processes to govern the implementation of electricity and natural gas supplier consolidated billing.

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Just Energy Provides Expected Closing Date For Recapitalization Transaction, As It Receives FERC Approval

The Company expects to close the Recapitalization Transaction on or about ...

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Retail Energy Regulators, Executives To Discuss Pros and Cons of Competitive Energy During Energy Marketing Conferences Webinar

Energy Marketing Conferences on Sept. 29 is conducting a free webinar with retail energy thought leaders discussing the Pros and Cons of Competitive Energy

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September 22, 2020

NRG Retail Suppliers Ask Regulator To "Clarify" That Online Enrollments Following In-Person Marketing Interactions At Storefront Locations Should Be Governed By Online Disclosure Requirements, Not In-Person Obligations

The NRG Retail Companies recently submitted to a regulator a motion for clarification requesting that ...

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ComEd, Ameren File New Electric Supply Rates, Prices To Compare

Commonwealth Edison and Ameren have filed new electric supply rates, resulting in new Prices to Compare, effective October 1, 2020

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resource:

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RetailEnergyX: Report Names "Most Trusted REP Brands" In Texas

 

Direct Energy Joins New Houston Cleantech Startup Incubator As Founding Partner

Direct Energy has become an additional founding partner of Greentown Labs Houston, a clean tech startup incubator that will be located in midtown Houston.

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Retail Choice Utilities Pledge To Build Nation's Largest Interstate Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Several utilities, including some with retail choice programs, have committed to a Memorandum of Cooperation, committing to work together to build a vast network of Midwest EV charging stations by the end of 2022.

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Lawmakers Press To Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Serving Low-Income Customers, Unless Savings Guaranteed

 

Microsoft Enters Into Strategic Alliance With Another Electricity Supplier

Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Microsoft Corporation announced a new strategic alliance, "to support progress towards a world with net-zero emissions," the companies said

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September 21, 2020

Texas REP Enters Asset Purchase Agreement, Transferring REP Certificate, Customer Contracts

A retail electric provider filed at the Texas PUC for an amendment to its REP certificate to reflect ...

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PPL Agrees To Withdraw Proposed Renewable Energy Supply Option For Non-shopping Customers Under Partial Default Service Settlement

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation ('PPL Electric', 'PPL', or the 'Company'), the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s ('Commission') Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement ('I&E'), the Office of Consumer Advocate ('OCA'), the Office of Small Business Advocate ('OSBA'), and various retail supplier parties have entered into a partial joint stipulation concerning certain aspects of PPL's proposed electricity default service plan (DPS V) for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025, while reserving other matters for litigation

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Enel X To Assist MBTA With EV-Optimized Energy Supply & Management, As Part Of Public Transportation Electrification Services

Enel X, the Enel Group's advanced energy services business line, announced it has been awarded two grants by the Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

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September 18, 2020

Private Equity Firm Acquires Retail Energy Broker

A PE firm announced today that it has acquired ...

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New York PSC Clarifies Definition Of Small Non-Residential Customer, Affirmative Consent In Retail Energy Reset Order

Clarifies Use Of 12-Month Average Utility Supply Rate For ESCO Price Limit

Broadly Denies Rehearing Sought By ESCOs

The New York PSC issued an order on rehearing and clarification concerning its December 2019 retail energy market reset order which denied all rehearing requests, but did grant several clarifications

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September 17, 2020

Commissioner: New York PSC Punts On Green Gas ESCO Product Issue

The New York PSC considered today an order related to its review and reset of the state's retail energy market

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PSC Orders Utility To Provide Data Concerning Number Of Competitive Retail Supplier Customers Served Under Utility Customer Assistance Discount Rate

PSC Says It Can Only Compel Utility To Disclose Its Own Rates, But Orders Response To Data Request Implicating Disclosure Of Supplier Rates

A PSC granted in part a motion filed by the Office of People's Counsel to compel ...

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New York Utility Files Tariff Change To Allow It To Enter Into Negotiated Agreements For Billing Services

A New York utility has filed with the New York PSC to modify its electricity tariff to allow it to enter into negotiated agreements for billing services

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Just Energy Announces Update for Closing of Plan of Arrangement

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced that it is only awaiting the approval of ...

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In Final Rule, FERC Orders RTOs To Remove Barriers To Participation Of Aggregated Distributed Energy Resource In Wholesale Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said that it approved a final rule, Order 2222, enabling distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators to compete in all jurisdictional regional organized wholesale electric markets.

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September 16, 2020

International Electricity Supplier Announces Letter Of Intent To Acquire Majority Stake In CPV (Competitive Power Ventures)

An international competitive generator and supplier of electricity to customers said that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire control of a CPV (Competitive Power Ventures)

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ALJ Denies FirstEnergy Advisors' Motion To Dismiss RESA Protest To Pennsylvania Broker Application

Sets Matter For Hearing

A Pennsylvania PUC Administrative Law Judge has dismissed a motion filed by Suvon LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors to dismiss a protest filed by Retail Energy Supply Association against FirstEnergy Advisors' application for a Pennsylvania electric broker license

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RetailEnergyX: Updated: Ohio PUC Directs FirstEnergy Utilities To Show Cause HB6 Political Spending Not Included In Rates

 

September 15, 2020

Retail Supplier Appoints New President

A retail supplier has announced the appointment of ...

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National Grid Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase Over 25%; Suppliers Disclosed

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU basic service electric rates for the period November 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 for the residential and commercial customer groups, and the period November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 for the industrial customer group

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New York DPS Authorizes Implementation Plan For Opt-Out Community Solar Pilot At Municipal Aggregation

Joule Community Power announced that the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) has approved implementation of an opt-out community solar pilot

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RetailEnergyX: Federal Court Rules Pennsylvania Business Closure, Stay At Home Orders Are Unconstitutional

 

In Carbon-Free Commitment, Google Says Experience, Independent Research Shows Competitive Energy Markets Have Most Potential To Drive Clean Energy While Lowering Bills

Google has announced a commitment to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all its data centers and campuses worldwide by 2030

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Microsoft Selects Supplier For Renewable Energy, Strategic Partnership For Digital Energy Innovation

An energy supplier and Microsoft have formed a, "strategic partnership to drive digital energy innovation and advance net zero goals."

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio PUC Dockets Review Of Political, Charitable Spending Of FirstEnergy Utilities

 

Developer Announces Two 100-Megawatt Battery Storage Projects In Texas

A developer announced today that it has begun construction on two, 100 megawatt (MW) greenfield battery storage projects in ERCOT

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September 14, 2020

Texas Retail Provider To Pay $250,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff, Addressing Alleged Use Of Move-Outs For Disconnection For Non-Pay, And Other Issues

A Texas retail electric provider would pay $250,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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Ohio Attorney Examiner Denies Motion To Dismiss Complaint Filed By Broker Against Competitor, Sets Matter For Hearing

Complainant Has Asked PUC To Rescind Contracts Between Retail Suppliers, Customers Which Were Arranged By Competitor Alleged To Be In Violation Of Licensing Requirement; Return Customers To Prior Supplier Contracts

An attorney examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by ...

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New Retail Supplier Receives License

A PUC granted a license to ...

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September 11, 2020

Arizona Commissioner Requests That Record Be Developed In Rate Case On Whether ACC Should Open APS Service Area To Competition

An Arizona Corporation Commissioner has requested that parties develop a record in the current rate case of Arizona Public Service concerning whether the Commission should open up APS's territory to competition

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New Retail Electric Provider Led By Market Veterans Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Midstream Energy Company Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Sunrise Power & Gas Expands Service To New Territory

Sunrise Power & Gas is now offering electric supply service to ...

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Deadline Set For Response To Texas Customer's Petition For Retail Electric Choice Pilot In Non-ERCOT Service Area

An ALJ at the Public Utility Commission of Texas has established a deadline for ...

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Oncor To Issue Further Credit To Retail Electric Providers Under Rider

Oncor has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to issue a further credit to retail electric providers under ...

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Axon Power & Gas Now Working On Terms To Voluntarily Relinquish REP Certificate

Axon Power & Gas, LLC said in a status report with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it is now working with PUC Staff to ...

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September 10, 2020

Texas PUC Denies Aspire Complaint Seeking Re-pricing Of May 2019 ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

Commissioners Direct ERCOT To Address Treatment Of Broader Pricing Issues From Input Errors

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has denied a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC (Aspire) against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), in which Aspire had sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019

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Walmart, Energy Procurement Consultant Collaborate To Assist Walmart Suppliers In Accessing Renewable Energy

Walmart Inc. and an energy procurement consultant today announced a new collaboration intended to provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart's US-based suppliers

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September 9, 2020

Proposed Order Would Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Using Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC Products; Term Limited To Using Supply From Owned Generation Or PPA

Draft Would Limit Voluntary Renewable Offerings From Retail Suppliers To RECs From Certain RTOs

A regulator issued a proposed decision that, among other things, would limit voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail suppliers to using only RECs sourced from certain RTOs and which meet certain statutory definitions, and which would prohibit the use of the term "renewable energy" to market a REC product

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September 8, 2020

Texas Customer Petitions PUC To Launch Retail Electric Choice Pilot In Non-ERCOT Service Area

A Texas customer has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at ...

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Selects Retail Supplier

After a year-long RFP process, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC Water) has chosen ...

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September 4, 2020

Retail Energy Veterans Join MP2 Energy In Senior Roles, Company Names EVPs

MP2 Energy Texas LLC has disclosed several recent executive changes

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City of Chicago Issuing RFP For Renewable Electricity Supply For All City-Owned Facilities, Contract Valued At $200 Million

Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Assets, Information and Services (AIS), announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure a renewable energy electricity supply contract for City-owned buildings.

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ERCOT Revokes Retail Electric Provider's Rights As A Market Participant

ERCOT reported in an interrogatory response at the Public Utility Commission of Texas that ...

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September 3, 2020

ENGIE North America Disposes Of MultiTech Business

ENGIE North America announced a new owner for MultiTech, Ltd.

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Just Energy Receives Final Court Approval to Proceed with Recapitalization and Announces Subscription Offering Participation

Announces Litigation Settlement Related To Prior Acquisition

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") announced that it has received the final court approval required to close the Company’s recapitalization plan (the "Recapitalization") and subscriptions totaling approximately C$52 million through the equity subscription option included in its Recapitalization, with the remaining approximately C$48 million to be provided by the backstop parties.

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Pennsylvania PUC Asks EDCs About Alternatives To Proposed Use Of Proxy Capacity Price In Upcoming Default Service Auctions

The Pennsylvania PUC has directed the FirstEnergy electric distribution companies to discuss any other alternatives considered, other than the EDCs' proposed use of a proxy price for capacity, to be used in upcoming full requirements default service auctions for delivery periods for which a PJM Base Residual Auction has not yet been conducted, due to ongoing FERC uncertainty.

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Target's Retail Provider Files To Relinquish Texas REP Certificate

PP&E LLC, the retail electric provider owned by Target Corporation, filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to ...

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ERCOT Seasonal Assessments Show Sufficient Generation For Fall And Winter

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this fall and winter.

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September 2, 2020

Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted Energy Harbor, LLC (f/k/a FirstEnergy Solutions) an ...

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Texas Retail Provider Announces Collaboration With University Of Texas To Research Use Of Machine Learning & AI, "To Enhance The Buying Process And Customer Experience," In Texas Retail Market

A Texas retail electric provider today announced a collaboration with ...

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Residential POR Discount Rate To Spike To Nearly 8%, More Than Double Current Rate

An EDC filed to implement a residential POR discount of nearly 8%

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September 1, 2020

Renewable Power Producer To Acquire Retail Supplier

A retail supplier is being acquired by ...

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Satori Energy Acquires Book Of Contracts From Texas-Based Retail Energy Broker

David C. Wiers, President of Satori Energy, announced today that Satori Energy has acquired ...

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Company Named "Dynergy" Submits Registration As Texas Electric Broker

A company named "Dynergy" has filed, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, a registration as a Texas electric broker

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Procurement & Energy Management Consultant Greencrown Energy & Water Names New Partner

Greencrown Energy & Water today announced the appointment of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Chicago Municipalization Of ComEd Would Cost Nearly $9 Billion, Study Says

 

New York Utilities Say State Should Allow Utilities To Develop, Own Large-Scale Renewable Generation To Meet Climate Goals

In comments on a whitepaper from the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), which had proposed mechanisms to meet the state's goal of meeting 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and achieving a carbon free power sector by 2040, the joint New York utilities said ...

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California Municipal Aggregation Leaders Call On PUC To Reform "Exit Fees"

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl today called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), "to increase transparency and accountability for California's 'Big Three' investor-owned utilities as the companies prepare to levy hefty fees on California consumers via a confidential and murky process," as termed by the municipal leaders in a news release

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August 31, 2020

Utility Holding Company Acquires Broker

A broker-consultant is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...

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Another Start-up Retail Supplier, Led By Retail Energy Vet, Receives Finding That Initial New York ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

New York Department of Public Service Staff have informed ...

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NRG Launches Carbon Offset "Subscription" Offering

NRG is offering monthly and annual carbon offset "subscriptions" to its electricity and natural gas customers, and others, through a new website

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Texas TDUs Urge PUC Not To Adopt Complete Prohibition On Utility EV Charging Station Ownership, Seek Flexibility

NRG Says Service At Public EV Charging Station Is A Retail Sale of Electricity, Providers Should Be Required To Register As REPs

Various Texas TDUs said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that the Commission should not adopt a complete prohibition on utility ownership of electric vehicle charging stations, and urged flexibility for TDU ownership under certain circumstances

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio House Speaker Creates Select Committee To Address Nuclear Subsidy Law

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra To Build Nearly 700 MWs Of Battery Storage In California; 2,000 MW Battery Storage Pipeline

 

August 28, 2020

Another New York Utility Proposes To Offer Renewable Natural Gas Supply Option To Default Service Customers

A New York utility filed to ...

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State Regulator Asks If Retail Suppliers Would Be Prohibited From Marketing To Customers In Communities Which Adopt An Opt-out Municipal Aggregation, In Studying Adoption Of Opt-out CCAs

Asks Whether Adoption Of CCA Would "Supplant" Existing Contracts Between Retail Suppliers And Customers If A Community Adopts CCA

Asks Whether Opt-Out Model Creates "Competitive Advantage" For CCAs

Asks Whether Utility Should Serve As Provider Of Last Resort For Customers Opting Out Of CCA

Asks About Price Impact On Non-CCA Customers, Including Upward Pressure On Default Service Rates

A regulator issued for stakeholder comment a series of questions concerning opt-out municipal aggregation, as part of its previously reported study of community choice aggregation (CCA) for electricity

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With Renewed Focus On Commodity Business, Just Energy, "Continues To Actively Evaluate Optimal Strategy For Its Remaining Non-Core Operations, Particularly Value-Added Products"

Reports 67% Increase In Base EBITDA For Quarter Ending June 30, 2020

Customer Count Declines On COVID-19 Constraints, Non-core Market Exits, Ongoing Margin Focus

Just Energy reported a 67% increase in Base EBITDA from continuing operations for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 (first quarter of fiscal 2021)

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New Retail Supplier Receives Finding That Initial New York ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

New York Department of Public Service Staff have informed ...

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NRG Seeks Further Extension Of Compliance Deadline For New York Retail Market Reset Order, Product Limits

The NRG Energy retail suppliers have sought from the New York PSC an additional extension of ...

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August 27, 2020

Just Energy Announces Securityholder Approval Of Recapitalization Plan, Reconstituted Board of Directors

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") today announced the approval of its recapitalization plan (the "Recapitalization") at special meetings of securityholders held earlier today.

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Pennsylvania PUC Denies Two Petitions To Allow Additional Channels Of in-Person Marketing, Including Non-Residential Marketing

The Pennsylvania PUC today denied a petition from ...

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Rodan Energy Solutions Names Industry Vet As Director, US Markets and Regulatory Affairs

Rodan Energy Solutions announced the appointment of ...

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Texas PUC Staff Posts Preliminary Eligibility Determination For Retail Electric Providers To Be Designated As Non-Volunteer POLRs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an initial, preliminary list of REPs eligible to serve as non-volunteer Providers of Last Resort (aka Large Service Providers or LSPs) as well as a list of volunteer POLRs (aka Voluntary Retail Electric Providers or VREP) for the 2021-2022 term

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Generation Announces Intent To Retire Two Illinois Nuclear Plants In 2021

 

Texas PUC Formally Extends Benefits Under Electricity Relief Program Through September 30, Also Sets Final Date For REPs To Submit Requests For Reimbursements

At today's open meeting of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the PUC adopted an order concerning the wind-down of the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP), which includes the provision of benefits, through September 30, 2020, to eligible customers who have enrolled in the program.

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Update: Texas PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Electric Provider To Pay $30,000

The Texas PUC approved ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Issues Civil Forfeitures To Retail Suppliers, Brokers Concerning Annual Reports

 

August 26, 2020

Direct Energy Officially Launches New Energy Shopping Concierge Service Bounce Energy

Direct Energy said that it has launched Bounce Energy (Bounce), "a new residential energy advisory and concierge service that helps customers save money by finding and switching them to a better priced electricity and natural gas plan."

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ESCO Forms New Retail Supplier, New Subsidiary Expanding Beyond Current Market

An ESCO has formed a new retail supplier

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Regulator Seeks Briefs On Authority To Use Long-Term Contracts, Currently Treated On Nonbypassable Basis, To Meet Default Service Load

Part Of Inquiry Into Spike In Non-supply Costs On Customer Bills

In seeking briefs concerning recent rate increases in nonbypassable transmission and other non-supply charges, a regulator has raised the issue of applying electricity supplies currently purchased under long-term contracts, and sold into the wholesale market with no impact on the price to compare, to meet small customer default service load

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While Noting "Inequities" Benefiting Retail Suppliers From Purchase Of Receivables, Regulator Finds POR Changes Not Cost Effective At This Time

Regulator Will Continue To Monitor POR, Says Changes "Warranted" If Cost Effective

In a final interim decision in its review of potential changes to the electric purchase of receivables (POR) mechanism, a regulator ...

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Op-ed: Why More Regulations Are Not the Right Solution to Solving Energy Utility Reliability Issues

 

 

Just Energy Announces Amendments to Recapitalization Plan, Support Agreements with Convertible Debenture Holders, and Updated Timing for Approval Votes

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced updated terms for the Company’s proposed recapitalization plan ...

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Most ESCOs Oppose New York DPS Staff Whitepaper's Proposed $500,000 Level For ESCO Security

ESCOs Warn $500,000 Level For Security Would Preclude Small ESCOs From Participating In Market

NRG Supports $500,000 Security Level

Several ESCO groups warned the New York PSC that a proposed minimum $500,000 level for ESCO security, as proposed in a Department of Public Service Staff whitepaper, would preclude smaller retail suppliers from participating in the market

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License Briefs

• Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service Provider Receives Texas Aggregator Registration
• APPI Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Arcadia Launches Program For Companies to Relieve Teleworking Costs for Employees with Clean Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC States Intent To Revoke MBR Authority Of Several Retail Suppliers

 

August 25, 2020

Utility Seeks To List Amount Of Shadow-Billed Default Service Cost On Shopping Customers' Bill, Prominently On First Page

Utility Says Residential Shopping Customers, "Are Pervasively Overpaying," Versus Default Service

Utility "Encourage[s]" PUC To Make Retail Supplier Pricing More Transparent Through Regulatory Requirements Imposed On Retail Suppliers

An EDC filed an application for approval of a modified bill format that would provide the shadow-billed total supply cost that a shopping customer would have paid, had the customer been on the default service, on the first page on a utility consolidated bill for residential customers

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Just Energy Announces Postponement of Special Meetings of Securityholders and Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced the postponement of its special meetings of securityholders and the Annual General Meeting of shareholders ...

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Electricity Supply Plan Shopping Website Launches Electricity Cost Calculator for Nearly Every Home in the U.S.

A broker which describes itself as, "an energy intelligence service that empowers real estate companies, homeowners, and renters by providing comprehensive data on electricity usage and costs," announced that it, "has launched the first tool that estimates the electricity cost and carbon footprint impact for nearly every home in the United States."

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RetailEnergyX: Utility PGE Reports $100M Losses From Trading Portfolio, Will Not Seek Recovery From Customers

 

Pa. PUC Notifies Retail Supplier Of Effective Date Of New Pricing, Disclosure Regulations

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued a Secretarial Letter to announce the effective date of the revised Commission regulations relating to electric generation supplier (EGS) customer information.

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RetailEnergyX: Group Urges Southeast States To Investigate "Electricity Market Reform", Says Southeast RTO Would Save $384 Billion

 

August 24, 2020

Former Hudson Energy President Joins 5's Executive Team As VP

A retail energy veteran has joined the North American energy advisory firm 5 as a Vice President

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Digital Realty Enters PPA For Solar Power For Dallas-Area Facilities

Digital Realty, a provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it is expanding its renewable energy capacity in Texas with ...

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Just Energy Announces Date Adjustment For Release Of Its First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Statements

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

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From 8/5: RESA Files Protest Against Pennsylvania Broker Application Of FirstEnergy Advisors

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a protest nunc pro tunc at the Pennsylvania PUC opposing the application of Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors for an electric broker/marketer license, as RESA alleged, "FirstEnergy Advisors lacks the technical fitness to maintain the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s ('Commission') consumer protection and competitive market safeguards and lacks the financial fitness to function without unjust subsidization from its EDC parent FirstEnergy Corporation ('FirstEnergy Corp.') as proposed in the application which should be denied."

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From 8/14: Settlement Filed In PECO Default Service Case, Allocation Of NITS Charges To Retail Suppliers Vs. Nonbypassable Charge Left To Litigation

Various parties, including PECO, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, CAUSE-PA, several retail suppliers, and industrial customers have filed a settlement in PECO's default service proceeding that would establish parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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August 21, 2020

NRG Energy Announces Increase to Revolving Credit Facility Commitments

Centrica PLC’s Shareholders Approve Acquisition Of Direct Energy By NRG

NRG Energy, Inc. announced that NRG’s previously reported proposed acquisition of Direct Energy, a North American business owned by Centrica PLC, was approved on August 20, 2020 by the requisite vote of Centrica PLC’s shareholders at a general meeting of Centrica's shareholders.

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ComEd Residential, Small Commercial Prices To Compare To Increase 10% In October

Commonwealth Edison has filed updated new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning October 1, 2020

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Illinois Governor's Proposal For State's Energy Sector Includes Specific Provision Impacting Retail Suppliers

Also Favors "Market-Based" Approach To Addressing Carbon Instead Of Fixed Resource Requirement

Commonwealth Edison has filed updated new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning October 1, 2020

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Texas PUC Staff Proposes Amounts For Assessment On Subject Retail Electric Providers To Fund FY 2021 Internet Broadcast Of PUC Meetings

New Additions, Deletions In Proposed List Indicate REPs' Customer Count Movement Across 250,000 Threshold

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed the fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online for FY 2021.

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State To Hold Meeting In Proceeding Studying Potential Adoption Of Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation, To Review Impact On Default Service Procurement, Consumer Protections

The Connecticut PURA scheduled for September 28, 2020 a second Technical Meeting in its proceeding addressing PURA's study of community choice aggregation (Docket 20-05-13)

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Cost To Be Allocated To Individual Retail Providers For Provision Of Low-Income Sync List In FY 2021

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed the individual amounts to be allocated to individual retail electric providers for provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2020 (FY 2021).

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August 20, 2020

James Steffes Listed As "Principal" At Start-up Texas Retail Electric Supplier Backed By Clean Energy Company

In an amendment to the pending application of ...

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EC Infosystems Successfully Completes Migration of Clearview Energy for Texas Market

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced the successful implementation of Clearview Energy for billing and EDI services in the Texas market.

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National Retail Energy Provider Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A "national" retail energy provider has applied for ...

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Multi-State Retail Energy Supplier Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A multi-state retail supplier applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Attorney General Memorializes Previously Reported $10 Million Settlement With Retail Supplier

An Attorney General announced that a consent judgment among ...

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Retail Supplier Reports Over 100,000 Enrollments Since Launch 18 Months Ago

A retail supplier announced ...

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August 19, 2020

PSC Chair: Utility's Current On-Bill Comparison Of Retail Supplier Charges With Shadow-Billed SOS Costs Appears To Be An Impermissible Undue Preference In Favor Of Utility's Service

A PSC Chair raised concern with ...

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PSC Allows Utility To Offer 100% Green Option As Part Of Default Service

Commissioner: Utility Green Supply Option Represents "Unraveling" Of Competition

A PSC approved a 100% green option for default service customers

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NRG Creates New Role Of Senior Vice President, Data & Analytics

Also Names New VP Of Sustainability

NRG Energy, Inc. today announced the appointment of two new members of senior management to the organization.

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IGS Energy To Provide Exclusively 100% Clean Energy To All New Residential Customers Going Forward

Part Of New Sustainability Focus, Brand Identity

IGS Energy Will Expand Product Portfolio With More Clean, Efficiency Products

IGS Energy announced that it will provide 100% renewable electricity and carbon-neutral natural gas to all new residential consumers, beginning today.

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Spark Energy, Inc. Announces Class A Common Stock Share Buyback Program

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program of up to ...

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August 18, 2020

State Agency Says Municipal Aggregation Failed To Comply With Requirements Under Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

A state agency issued a notice stating that ...

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Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates For Eastern Territory, Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for large C&I customers in its Eastern Massachusetts service territory for the period beginning October 1, 2020.

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Ohio Utility Says PUCO's "Dual Auctions" For Default Service Capacity, Energy Impermissibly Preclude Utility From Its Statutory Options To Consider Generation, Bilateral Contracts

Various parties filed for rehearing of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's recent order requiring the utilities to submit plans to conduct simultaneous dual auctions from Standard Offer Service (SSO).

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AEP Renewables Purchases Share Of Texas Wind Farms

American Electric Power today announced that its competitive renewable energy subsidiary, AEP Renewables, has ...

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From 8/13:
Sunrise Power & Gas Announces Launch Of Service In Pennsylvania

A new retail supplier announced today its launch of electricity service in Pennsylvania

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August 17, 2020

State Regulator's Staff Does Not Oppose Allowing Several In-Person Marketing Channels To Resume, But Opposes Channels Where Meeting Is Not Prearranged

Staff of a state regulator recently filed comments on several separate petitions from retail energy suppliers to resume various in-person marketing channels

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Start-up Texas Retail Provider To Use Brand Name Used By Solar Provider

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Seeks FERC Approval For Recapitalization Plan, Noting Potential For Investors To Acquire 15-50% Of Equity

 

Retail Supplier Reports Over 35,000 Customers Actively Using App

An ESCO announced that it has over 35,000 customers actively using is app.

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August 14, 2020

Settlement In PECO Default Service Case Includes Changes To Standard Offer Customer Referral Program

POR Discount To Be Affected

CAP Shopping Left To Future Proceeding

Billing Improvements For EGSs

Includes New Time of Use Option for Default Service Customers

Various parties, including PECO, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, CAUSE-PA, several retail suppliers, and industrial customers have filed a settlement in PECO's default service proceeding that would establish parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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Schneider Electric Partners With Investment Fund To Form new Company Offering Energy-As-A-Service

Schneider Electric and an investment firm committed to transforming the century-old utility model announced a partnership to create a new company that will deliver energy-as-a-service to commercial and industrial buildings.

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Texas REP Created As Incumbent Provider Files To Relinquish REP Certificate

A REP filed to ...

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August 13, 2020

Retail Supplier Names New CFO & Chief Risk Officer

A retail supplier named ...

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Texas PUC Commissioners Agree To Extend Benefits Under Electricity Relief Program Through September 30

Separate Requirement For REPs To Offer Deferred Payment Plans Will Remain In Place

At today's Texas PUC open meeting, Commissioners agreed with a Staff proposal concerning the wind-down of the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP), including Staff's proposal that benefits continue through September 30, 2020.

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New Retail Supplier, Led By Market Vets, Announces Launch Of Service In Pennsylvania

A new retail supplier announced today its launch of electricity service in Pennsylvania

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Calpine Reports Commodity Margin For Retail Segment For Q2

Reports No Material Adverse Effect On Operations, Financial Condition Or Cash Flows From COVID-19

Calpine reported results for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 (second quarter)

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August 12, 2020

PUC Issues Rehearing Order On Door to Door Marketing Resumption

A PUC issued an order on ...

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Affiliated Retail Suppliers Transitioning Customers Between Brands

Two affiliated retail suppliers and transitioning customers between themselves

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Update: PSC Grants Extension For Filing Draft Supplier Consolidated Billing Regulations

The Maryland PSC granted Staff's request, discussed in our earlier story. for an extension until ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Retail Electric Provider Net Promoter Scoring Increases After Long Decline
--- Reports Lists NPS For Each REP
--- Report: 25% Of Customers Would prefer To Buy Power From TDU, Not REP

 

 

Retail Suppliers, Brokers Included In 2020 Inc. 500/5000 Rankings Of Growth

Several retail suppliers and brokers were included in the 2020 Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth (as a %) at private companies over the past three years.

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From 7/31:
Residential Customers On Competitive Supply At ComEd Paid $144 Million More Than Default Service Over Last Twelve Months, Annual ORMD Report Says

Customers On Retail Supply Paying On Average 1.7¢/kWh More Than ComEd

Share Of Competitive Supply Residential Customers Served By Municipal Aggregations Grows 35% At ComEd, Nears 60%

The Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development has published its annual retail market report, which includes a comparison of costs paid by customers served by an alternative retail electric supplier (ARES), including through municipal aggregation), versus the costs that would have been paid under default service

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From 8/10:
Texas PUC Staff Proposes That Benefits Under Electricity Relief Program Continue Through September 30

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that program benefits under the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program end on September 30, 2020.

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August 11, 2020

TXU Launches New Texas Plan Bundling Electricity, A/C Maintenance

TXU Energy announced the launch of ...

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Retail Supplier Completes Transition Of Customers To Default Service, Seeks Withdrawal Of Eligibility

A retail supplier reported that ...

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PSC Staff Seeks Delay In Deadline For Filing Supplier Consolidated Billing Regulations

Staff of a PSC sought an extension of the deadline to file draft regulations and business processes to govern supplier consolidated billing (SCB)

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Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates, Supplier Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed new basic service rates for ...

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Just Energy Provides Date For Release of First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results (Quarter Ending June 30, 2020)

Just Energy Group Inc. today confirmed that the Company will release operating results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 (ending June 30, 2020) prior to market open on ...

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August 10, 2020

Texas PUC Staff Proposes That Benefits Under Electricity Relief Program Continue Through September 30

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that program benefits under the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program end on September 30, 2020.

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Retail Supplier Expects "Modest" Rebound In Customer Acquisition During Third Quarter

In a 10-Q, Genie Energy reported that it expects a "modest" rebound in meter acquisition at its Genie Retail Energy (GRE) segment, which houses its U.S. retail energy suppliers, in the third quarter

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Texas QSE Enters Into Settlement With PUC Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Joins EPRI and GTI in Initiative Accelerating Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Identifies Emergency Operations Settlements Error, Will Post Resettlement Statement

 

August 7, 2020

Retail Energy Supplier Makes Offer To Purchase Competitor For Up To $30 Million

A retail supplier has made an offer to purchase a New York-based competitor

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OhmConnect Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

--- OhmConnect Provides Mass Market Demand Response Via Rewards, Gamification

OhmConnect Texas LLC applied for ...

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NRG Reports Decline In Total Mass Market Retail Customer Count Versus March 31, 2020, But Sees Growth In Texas

Reports Retail Revenue, Volumes

In a 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2020, NRG reported a decline in mass market customer count versus March 31, 2020

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PSC Launching New Natural Gas Choice Shopping Website, Rate Board

Directs Retail Suppliers To Begin Uploading Offers

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Texas ALJ Would Deny Aspire Complaint Seeking Re-pricing Of May 2019 ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

Would Grant ERCOT Motion For Summary Decision

A proposal for decision (PFD) from a Texas ALJ would deny a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC (Aspire) against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), in which Aspire has sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019

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August 6, 2020

New Affiliate Of Texas TDU Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A new affiliate of a Texas TDU applied for a REP certificate

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Start-up Retail Provider, Which Shares Address With Clean Energy Company Which Recently Received $100M Debt Facility, Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A start-up applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Start-up Retail Electric Supplier Rhythm Seeks Texas REP Certificate

Start-up retail energy supplier Rhythm Ops, LLC d/b/a Rhythm applied for ...

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Genie Energy Reports Highest Level Of Adjusted EBITDA For Any Second Quarter In Its History

For the second quarter of 2020, Genie Energy Ltd. reported that consolidated income from operations improved to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Facebook Selects Provider For 170 MW Of Wind Energy To Support Illinois-Area Operations

 

 

PSC Weighs Utility's Application To Offer Green Option Under Default Service, Holds Consideration

Staff Recommends Denial Of Utility's Green SOS Rider

The Maryland PSC at its administrative meeting yesterday considered the application of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. to implement a proposed new rider, Rider SOS-G, which is, "intended to provide SMECO members who take SOS service the option to have SMECO make the power supply for their load one hundred percent 'green.'"

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NRG Reports Second Quarter Earnings

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Business Signs Long-Term Agreement For 25 MW Solar Project

 

August 5, 2020

Vistra Reports Lower Customer Count Versus Q1 2020

Retail Segment Earnings Higher On Acquisitions

Vistra "Active" In Reviewing Retail Book Acquisition Opportunities From REPs Experiencing Stress From COVID-19

Vistra, the parent of TXU and other retail brands, reported earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2020.

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PUC Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier

A PUC issued an order directing ...

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Spark Energy Reports Higher Earnings, Stronger Average Unit Margins, Offsetting Decreased Volumes

Expects Customer Count To Continue To Shrink From COVID Sales Restrictions

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

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RESA Files Protest Against Pennsylvania Broker Application Of FirstEnergy Advisors

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a protest nunc pro tunc at the Pennsylvania PUC opposing the application of Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors for an electric broker/marketer license, as RESA alleged, "FirstEnergy Advisors lacks the technical fitness to maintain the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s ('Commission') consumer protection and competitive market safeguards and lacks the financial fitness to function without unjust subsidization from its EDC parent FirstEnergy Corporation ('FirstEnergy Corp.') as proposed in the application which should be denied."

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August 4, 2020

Exelon Reports Impact On Competitive Business From COVID-19

Asked About Prospects For Divesting Generation, CEO Says Non-Nuclear Merchant Generation In Constant "Flux", From Annual Valuation Review

Exelon reported that the estimated impact of COVID-19 to Exelon utilities’ and Generation’s GAAP Net income as a result of COVID-19 is approximately $100 million and $50 million, respectively, for the second quarter of 2020 and primarily reflects the impact of reduction in load, incremental credit loss expense and direct costs related to COVID-19. Direct costs related to COVID-19 are excluded from Adjusted (non-GAAP) Operating Earnings.

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UGI Energy Marketing Segment Reports Lower Retail Commodity Margin, Cites Lower Volumes From COVID-19

In reporting earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2020, UGI Corporation said that its Midstream & Marketing segment, which includes retail supplier UGI Energy Services, saw lower retail commodity margin, largely related to lower volumes attributable to COVID-19

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AEP Energy Partners Seeks Wind And Solar Energy To Serve Competitive Retail Loads, Including Google

AEP Energy Partners announced that it is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar and new or repowered wind facilities located in ...

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August 3, 2020

ConEd Seeks New York PSC Approval To Offer Renewable Electricity Supply Program To Full Service Customers

Would Initially Recover Costs Through Merchant Function Charge; MFC Also To Be Used As "Backstop"

ConEd: 60% Of Customers Express "Preference" To Purchase Their Green Power From ConEdison

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (the "Company") petitioned the New York PSC for approval to provide residential and small commercial full-service customers with a renewable, carbon-free electricity option (the 'Green Power Program').

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Retail Supplier To Pay $200,000 In Refunds Under Assurance of Voluntary Compliance With Attorney General

Agreement Includes List Of Prohibited Terms During Marketing

Requires Reporting To AG

A retail supplier is to provide $200,000 in customer refunds under an ...

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NiMo To Require ESCOs To Take Capacity Under New Mandatory Capacity Release For New Core Service; Will Cease Adding Capacity Exempt Customers

National Grid Calculates New Backout Credits, Billing Charges To ESCOs

Updates Merchant Function Charge, POR Discounts

As part of a rate case newly filed with the New York PSC, Niagara Mohawk (National Grid, NiMo, or "the Company") is proposing to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas PUC Dissolves "Enforcement Division"

 

Marathon Energy Closes On Acquisition Of Book Of Customers From NFR

Marathon Energy (Marathon) announced that it has closed on its previously reported Asset Purchase Agreement with ...

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Texas Retail Provider Griddy Launches Three Solar Partnerships

Griddy recently announced three rooftop solar partnerships

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McLean Packaging Selects Retail Supplier

McLean Packaging, a turnkey provider of rigid set boxes, folding cartons, corrugated displays, and thermoformed packaging solutions with emphasis on the beauty and personal care sectors, has contracted with ...

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July 31, 2020

Residential Customers On Competitive Supply At ComEd Paid $144 Million More Than Default Service Over Last Twelve Months, Annual ORMD Report Says

Customers On Retail Supply Paying On Average 1.7¢/kWh More Than ComEd

Share Of Competitive Supply Residential Customers Served By Municipal Aggregations Grows 35% At ComEd, Nears 60%

The Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development has published its annual retail market report, which includes a comparison of costs paid by customers served by an alternative retail electric supplier (ARES), including through municipal aggregation), versus the costs that would have been paid under default service

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PSEG To Explore Strategic Alternatives For PSEG Power's Non-Nuclear Fleet

Public Service Enterprise Group announced today that it is exploring strategic alternatives for PSEG Power’s non-nuclear generating fleet, which includes ...

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July 30, 2020

Regulator May Modify Purchase Of Receivables Mechanism If Alteration Found To Be "Cost Effective", Draft Says Current Mechanism "Inequitably" Benefits Retail Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA issued a proposed interim decision in its review of the electricity purchase of receivables mechanism, under which PURA would maintain the current mechanism only because alternatives have not been found to be cost effective, as PURA warned that future changes would be warranted if found to be cost effective, "because the current method inures inequitably to the benefit of licensed third-party electric suppliers."

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Reliant Launches New Smart Home Security Offering For Texas Customers

Reliant announced a new relationship with ...

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Large Customer Buying Consortium Names New Chair Of Board Of Directors

PowerOptions, which describes itself as New England's largest energy buying consortium, announced today that ...

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Just Energy Announces Reliance On Temporary Regulatory Relief From Deadline For Filing Financial Results For Quarter Ending June 30, 2020, Announces Expected Filing Date

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company'), announced that it is utilizing the extension period provided under Ontario Instrument 51-505 - Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements with Deadlines during the Period from June 2 to August 31, 2020 ('Instrument 51- 505') ...

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Chevron Selects Developer For 500 MW Of Renewable Generation At Its Properties, Includes Purchases Via PPAs

Chevron U.S.A Inc. (CUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced an agreement ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Identifies NPRR833 Implementation Error

 

July 29, 2020

New Retail Energy Provider Formed, Announces Equity Backing Of Up To $60 Million From Private Equity Firm

Funding To Be Used To Purchase Retail Electric & Gas Suppliers

Target Market Announced

A start-up announced that it has received funding that will be sued to purchase retail suppliers

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Regulator Informs Retail Suppliers Of "Strong Preference" For Earliest Start Of Resumption Of Door to Door Marketing

The regulator recently issued a letter to retail energy suppliers regarding the resumption of door to door marketing

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Distribution Utility's Sought Offering Of Renewable Energy To Default Service Customers Called "Roll Back" Of Deregulation

The Retail Energy Supply Association filled comments at ...

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Says Illinois Should End Retail Choice In Light Of ComEd Bribery Scandal

 

July 28, 2020

Retail Supplier Expanding To PJM

A retail supplier is expanding to PJM

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Parent Of Broker Records Goodwill Impairment Charge From Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The parent of an energy consultant reported that it has recorded a goodwill impairment charge of ...

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Texas Microgrid Developer, Affiliate Of REP Certificate Holder, Names New Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President Of Asset Management

Enchanted Rock, LLC, which provides resiliency microgrids and related solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers, announced today the appointment of ...

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Retail Supplier Partners With Provider To Offer Community Solar

A retail supplier said that it has ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York Consumer Agency Reminds Customers That Unsolicited Telemarketing Calls Are Prohibited During Declared State of Emergency

 

Trump Names Two To FERC

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to FERC:

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July 27, 2020

Retail Supplier To Pay $1 Million, Extend In-Person Marketing, Telemarketing Suspension For Six Months, Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier would pay $1 million and extend a moratorium on in-person marketing and telemarketing in a state for six months under a settlement with ...

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Attorney General Closes Investigation Into Retail Supplier

A retail supplier reported that ...

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NextEra Reports Lower Contribution From Customer Supply & Trading Business

In reporting earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2020, NextEra Energy, Inc. reported a lower contribution from its customer supply and trading business during the quarter

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Acquiring Ownership In Midwest Generating Units Via Lease Buyout

 

 

IGS Energy: Pa. PUC "Unfairly" Decided IGS In-Person Marketing Petition On Facts Only Relevant To Other Supplier Which Has "Substantial Negative Baggage"

IGS Notes Other Industries Allowed To Conduct Door-to-Door Sales, Says PUC Should Not Substitute Its Judgment For That Of The Gov. & Dept. Of Health

IGS: View From PUC's July Order, "Misapprehends Reality"

Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. d/b/a IGS Energy petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for reconsideration and/or rehearing of the PUC's July 16, 2020 Order that had denied IGS's motion for a partial rescission of the PUC's prohibition on in-person marketing, in order to allow IGS to conduct certain specific activities

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Texas PUC Proposes To Seek Stakeholder Comment On Whether EV Charging Station Operation Constitutes Retail Sale Of Electricity

Would Ask Which Entities Should Be Permitted To Own EV Charging Stations

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas proposed that the Commission issue the following questions for stakeholder comment in Project No. 49125, Review of Issues Relating to Electric Vehicles

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Sustainable Westchester Issues RFI For Electricity Supply For Municipal Aggregation For ConEd Service Area

Sustainable Westchester (SW) has issued an RFI for the electricity supply for the Consolidated Edison territory of its opt-out municipal aggregation (Westchester Power)

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Announces Senior Notes Offerings & Cash Tender Offers For Certain Outstanding Notes

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy CEO Issues Statement To Clarify Remarks Made During Earnings Call Concerning Former FES Governance, Shared Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: sPower Closes On $700M Construction Financing For 620 MW DC Solar Project, Said To Be Largest East Of The Rockies

 

July 24, 2020

Update #4 (9:05 a.m. ET):
Direct Energy To Be Sold To NRG Energy In Multi-Billion Dollar Sale

Would Result In NRG Owning Four Of The Former Affiliated REPs (Utility Spin-offs) In Texas

Update: NRG Details Strategy Under Acquisition; Product, Geography Expansion; Pro Forma Customers, Volumes

Update: NRG Provides Expected Annual Run-Rate Adjusted EBITDA From Transaction

Centrica plc ("Centrica" or the "Company" or the "Group") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its North American energy supply, services, and trading business, Direct Energy, to NRG Energy, Inc. ("NRG Energy") for ...

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NRG Reports Capital Allocation For Small Book Acquisitions

In providing a business update in connection with its announced agreement to acquire Direct Energy, NRG disclosed the capital allocated for small book acquisitions.

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In North America Residential Segment, Centrica Reports Higher Residential Adjusted Operating Profit From Cost Efficiencies, Offsetting "Minor" COVID Impacts

--- Centrica North America C&I Segment "Underlying" Retail Margins Improved, But Saw Wider Loss On COVID Demand & Bad Debt Impacts

--- Residential Customer Count Falls Due To Loss Of Face to Face Sales Channels

Centrica, the parent of Direct Energy, reported interim results for the six months ending June 30, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Gov. Now Calls For "Replacement" Of Nuclear Bailout Law (Retail Market Impacts)

 

July 23, 2020

OPC: Low-Income Customers On Competitive Supply At Single Utility Paying ~$20,000 More Per Month Than SOS, In Aggregate

Utility Voluntarily Provided Aggregate Bill Data To OPC; OPC Asks PSC To Order Other EDCs To Provide Data

An Office of People's Counsel reported that low-income residential customers who are served by a competitive retail electric supplier at ...

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy CEO Furthers Comments On DOJ Investigation Involving Ohio Speaker of the House

 

July 22, 2020

Newly Launched Affiliate Of Wholesale Power Marketer, Retail Natural Gas Supplier, Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A start-up REP affiliated with a wholesale power marketer filed for a Texas REP certificate

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

A Texas REP would pay $100,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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Party Approached Just Energy With Asset Acquisition Proposal In Late June; Just Energy Found Proposal Provided Little To No Value To Shareholders, Said To Be Inferior To Recapitalization Plan

In a management proxy circular, Just Energy disclosed that, on June 23, 2020, a party that had previously entered into an exclusivity agreement with Just Energy concerning a potential transaction submitted another non-binding proposal to acquire certain of Just Energy’s assets.

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Boston, MA Municipal Aggregation Approved By State Regulators

DPU Rules On Whether City Is Entitled To Utility Customer Lists Showing Competitive Supply Customers, For Intended Marketing Of Aggregation To Currently Shopping Customers

The Massachusetts DPU approved, with various directives for modifications, an electricity opt-out municipal aggregation plan for the City of Boston, MA.

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July 21, 2020

Retail Energy Marketer Names ClassPass Co-Founder As Chief Product Officer

Opens New York City Office

A retail energy company, which offers a retail energy concierge service in in addition to offering various clean energy solutions, has appointed ...

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PECO Small Commercial Generation Rate Increasing 7%

Residential Generation Rate Falling

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning September 1, 2020

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Met-Ed Residential Price To Compare Increasing 7%, Most Other FirstEnergy-PA PTCs Increasing

West Penn Power PTCs Decreasing 4-6%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio House Speaker Charged In Federal Racketeering Conspiracy Concerning Nuclear Bailout Legislation
--- FirstEnergy Receives Subpoenas

 

 

Power Marketer Celebrates PPA With Apple

A power marketer announced ...

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Enel Green Power Starts Construction Of Utility Scale Solar + Storage Project In Texas

Enel Green Power has started construction of the Lily solar + storage project, its first hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage.

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July 20, 2020

Hearing Officers Direct That Several Provisions Of Newly Adopted Marketing Rules Will Apply Only To Residential Customers During Initial Stage Of Implementation

Further Stakeholder Meeting Set

Two Massachusetts DPU hearing officers have issued a memo concerning various implementation issues regarding the DPU's May 22 order on retail energy marketing and related provisions (Docket 19-07)

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Massachusetts Utilities Report Low-Income Customers Paid Over $30 Million More On Competitive Supply Versus Basic Service During Past ~2.5 Years

The Massachusetts electric and natural gas utilities have reported "incremental" supply costs paid by low-income customers on competitive supply versus basic service, as well as the impact on the Residential Assistance Adjustment Factors (RAAF)

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Large Municipal Aggregator Requests PUC Suspend Newly Allowed Door-to-Door Marketing Until, "Vaccine, Cure, Or Widespread Immunity"

Notes Alleged Health & Safety Violations By Retail Supplier's Agent Just After Door-to-Door Sales Allowed To Resume

A group including the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and other groups advocating for low-income customers, petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for rehearing of its recent order allowing the resumption of door-to-door marketing by retail energy suppliers

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July 17, 2020

Texas Retail Market Vets Form New Retail Electric Provider

A start-up applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Retail Supplier To Pay Restitution To Customers Under Settlement With Attorney General (AG), For What AG Alleges Were, "Illegal Robocalls", That Resulted In "Overpriced" Contracts

A retail supplier and Attorney General (AG) have entered into an agreed consent judgment under which ...

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Just Energy Announces Receipt of Interim Order for Recapitalization and Board Renewal

Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy or the Company) today announced it has obtained the interim order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in connection with the plan of arrangement (the 'Plan of Arrangement') announced on July 8, 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: DOJ: ComEd, "Agrees to Pay $200M to Resolve Federal Criminal Investigation Into Bribery Scheme"

 

July 16, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC Denies Petitions From Retail Suppliers For Resumption Of Door-to-Door, Public Event, By Appointment In-Person Marketing

Notes Alleged Health & Safety Violations By Retail Supplier In State Which Recently Allowed Resumption Of Door-to-Door Marketing

The Pennsylvania PUC denied separate petitions from StateWise Energy Pennsylvania LLC & SFE Energy Pennsylvania, Inc., and also Interstate Gas Supply, Inc., that had sought varying authorization to resume door-to-door marketing, public event marketing, and/or by-appointment in-person marketing under various conditions

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Just Energy Announces Management Slate of Directors to be Appointed in Connection with the Recapitalization Transaction, and the Retirement of Rebecca MacDonald

Marcie Zlotnik, Steven Murray, Anthony Horton Among Company's Proposed Board Candidates

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced, "a slate of seven director candidates, of which five are new directors, who will be appointed to the board of directors (the 'Board') upon completion of the previously announced recapitalization transaction."

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Start-up Texas Retail Provider Marks 100,000 Residential Enrollments

Exploring Expansion To New Markets

A start-up Texas retail electric provider announced that late last week the company surpassed 100,000 residential enrollments

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Texas PUC Formally Extends Electricity Relief Program (Suspension Of Disconnection For Non-Pay For Eligible Customers, REP Reimbursements)

Orders REPs To Continue Offering Deferred Payment Plans To Customers Upon Request

As expected, the Texas PUC today adopted an order to extend the Electricity Relief Program (ERP) until ...

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FERC Denies Retail Supplier's Complaint Seeking Correction Of Incorrect Assignment Of Load Obligation At RTO

FERC denied a complaint filed by a retail supplier against Eversource Energy Company (Eversource) and ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) in which the supplier alleged that ISO-NE inappropriately refused to correct a billing error that arose from Eversource’s reporting to ISO-NE load mistakenly attributed to the supplier in November and December 2018.

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FERC Dismisses Petition From Group That Had Sought For FERC To Set Net Metering Compensation Under Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction

FERC has dismissed a petition from the New England Ratepayers Association, which had filed a Petition for Declaratory Order at FERC requesting that the Commission: (1) declare that there is exclusive federal jurisdiction over wholesale energy sales from generation sources located on the customer side of the retail meter

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July 15, 2020

PUC Directs Utilities To Modify Default Service Procurements To Hold "Dual Auctions"

Utilities To Hold Procurement For New Four-Year Capacity Hedge Product For Default Service Plus Separate Energy-Only Auction; Simultaneously Hold Traditional Full Requirements Auctions

PUC Chair: Won't Be "Captive" To FERC Decision-Making

Take Advantage Of "Buyer's Market" For Default Service Supply

A PUC directed that the electricity utilities shall modify their default service procurement process as follows

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $126,000 Forfeiture

A PUC approved ...

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Retail Suppliers Propose Considerations For Pilot For Electric Choice In Arizona; "Start" With Small to Large C&I Customers

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission, "some considerations in developing a proposed pilot program," for electric choice

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NRG: New York Utilities, "Appear To Be Engaged In A Non-Transparent Regime Of Deferred Accounting"

Proposes Deferred Costs Be Included In Bypassable Price To Compare, If Utilities' Financial Health Is A Concern

In comments to the New York PSC in a COVID proceeding, the NRG retail companies ("NRG") said that the PSC should deny, for the utilities, deferred accounting for all but an extremely limited number of costs that were incurred in relation to the utilities’ strict compliance with governmental mandates related to COVID-19, as NRG further said that, should the utilities' financial health be a concern, such deferred costs should be incorporated into the price-to-compare, "so that consumers at least will have an opportunity to bypass these charges by shopping for ESCO products and services."

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PUC Directs Two Retail Suppliers To Cease All Residential Marketing & New Enrollments; Cease Door-to-Door Marketing For C&I Customers, Until Further Order

A PUC directed two retail suppliers to cease (1) all residential marketing and new enrollments of residential gas and electric customers, and (2) all door-to-door marketing to small commercial and mercantile gas and electric customers, until further ordered by the Commission.

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July 14, 2020

New York PSC Secretary Grants ESCOs Further Extension For Compliance With Certain Clauses Of Retail Market Reset Order, Including Product & Pricing Limitations

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted ESCOs a further extension to comply with various ordering clauses under the New York PSC's retail energy market reset order

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EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced a partnership with Power Up Energy, LLC for billing and EDI services.

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ESCO Asks New York PSC To Divert Uncommitted Funds From Public Policy Surcharges To Support ESCOs Facing Financial Difficulty From Pandemic, Related Issues

ESCOs Serving C&I Customers, "Are Losing Money At A Rapid And Unsustainable Rate"

Comments filed on behalf of Aggressive Energy LLC (AE) at the New York PSC, in a proceeding on COVID-19, proposed that the PSC allocate a portion of previously collected, and uncommitted, funds from various public policy riders to provided financial relief to ESCOs which are experiencing an "unsustainable" state of affairs due to the reduction in load, and revenue, while still being charged NYISO fixed charges such as capacity.

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Providence, RI Announces Opt-out Municipal Aggregation Program

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced an opt-out municipal aggregation plan for electricity supply

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Implementation of Lower Counter-Party (CP) Limit for Point-to-Point (PTP) Obligation Bids in Day-Ahead Market (DAM)

 

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July 13, 2020

Retail Supplier Signs New Multi-Year Energy Supply Agreement

Also Secures Infusion Of Capital In Separate Transaction

A retail supplier announced a new multi-year supply agreement with ...

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Texas Retail Provider To Relinquish Lightly Used REP Certificate

A Texas REP filed to ...

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New York ESCO "Fundamentally Concerned" About Accuracy Of Estimated Reads, Billing From Utilities For C&I Customers Due To COVID, Asks PSC To Hold Technical Session

Direct Energy Services, LLC and several affiliates submitted comments to the New York PSC, in a proceeding concerning COVID-19, stating that Direct Energy is, "fundamentally concerned about the accuracy of ... [utility] estimated reads as well as the potential pricing, billing and general service quality impacts," on commercial and industrial customers resulting from customers' business operation changes due to the pandemic

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia Supreme Court Affirms SCC Can Consider Impact On Remaining Utility Customers In Ruling On Requests By Customers To Aggregate Load For Competitive Retail Supply (Affirms Denial Of Walmart Shopping Petition)

 

 

Utility Proposes Changes To Purchase Of Receivables Program, New Discount To Reflect Utility's Costs Of Working Capital, Collections

Utility Cites Expected Increase In Uncollectibles, Costs To Utility Due To COVID-19

Connecticut Light & Power has proposed changes to its purchase of receivables program, including reflecting new cost components in the discount rate mechanism

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Direct Energy Seeks Order From Pennsylvania PUC Allowing In-Person Marketing To C&I Customers To Resume

Direct Energy Business, LLC and affiliates filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a Petition for Clarification or Modification of the Commission’s June 4, 2020 Order, which lifted certain restrictions on in-person marketing by retail energy suppliers, to allow Direct Energy to, "conduct in-person sales and marketing activities with commercial, industrial and governmental customers that have reopened their businesses under the Commonwealth’s phased reopening directives, while observing all required safety and social distancing procedures."

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Just Energy Announces "Correction" to Record Date for Recapitalization Plan

Just Energy Group Inc. announced that in connection with the previously proposed recapitalization plan announced on July 8, 2020, it will be seeking, as part of the interim order, a revision of the previously announced July 8, 2020 record date for voting of securityholders, to July 23, 2020.

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RESA Seeks Further Extension For Compliance With ESCO Product Limits, Other Requirements From New York PSC Reset Order, Cites Potential Utility Rate Deferrals Under New PSC COVID Proceeding

The Retail Energy Supply Association requested from the New York PSC an extension of time to comply with Ordering Clauses 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 of the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order (Reset II Order).

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July 10, 2020

IGS Energy Acquiring More Retail Supply Customers From Dominion

IGS Energy disclosed in a material change filing that it is acquiring ...

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Start Date Filed For New Monthly Rate Program For Non-Shopping Customers; New Minimum Size Eligibility Requirement For Retail Suppliers

The East Ohio Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio has filed tariff pages to implement the new Monthly Retail Rate (MRR) Commodity Service program, as adopted in a previously reported stipulation, which is the new monthly default pricing program under which non-shopping, non-residential consumers whose annual consumption is greater than 200 Mcf are assigned to a retail supplier

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Consumer Advocates Ask New York PSC To Apply COVID Customer Relief Efforts To ESCO Service, Fees

Group Suggests ESCOs Be Required To Continue To Fund Public Policies, But Be Prohibited From Charging Customers Line Item For Costs During Pandemic

UtiliSave, L.L.C., a utility auditing consultant, and the Public Utility Law Project of New York filed separate comments at the New York PSC concerning customer relief measures related to COVID-19, and both implicated ESCO service in their responses

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Sustainable Westchester Issues RFi For Electricity Supply For Municipal Aggregation

Sustainable Westchester (SW) has issued an RFI for the electricity supply for ...

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Error Identified in ERCOT’s Credit Monitoring and Management (CMM) System

ERCOT said in a July 9 market notice that it, "has identified an error in the [Credit Monitoring and Management] CMM system that occurred beginning January 1, 2020."

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July 9, 2020

Retail Supplier Acquires Renewable Natural Gas Marketer

A retail supplier has acquired ...

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New Texas Retail Electric Market Entrant Offering Home Service Protection Plans

A new Texas REP is offering ...

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Retail Choice PSC Launches New Proceeding To Examine Impact Of COVID-19 On "Consumer Protections"

A Public Service Commission will hold a public conference over the course of two days to gauge the impact that COVID-19 has had on, among other things, "consumer protections," in the electric and other utility industries.

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New York ESCO Seeks Approval To Offer Home Warranty And Maintenance Product Under Retail Market Reset Order

An ESCO sought from the New York PSC a declaratory ruling that recognizes ...

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Utility In Retail Choice State Withdraws Proposal For Battery Storage Pilot, Had Been Seeking Approval For Participation In PJM Markets

A utility has withdrawn ...

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July 8, 2020

Just Energy Announces Recapitalization And Pending Board Renewal, Conclusion Of Strategic Review

Just Energy, "Plans To Remain Independent"

Reports 4Q, Full Year Earnings

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced, "the conclusion of its strategic review and a comprehensive plan to strengthen and de-risk the business, positioning the Company for sustainable growth as an independent industry leader."

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From 2/5: Iberdrola Texas Begins Offering Retail Electric Service In Texas

Iberdrola formally announced a Texas retail market entry first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters in February

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July 7, 2020

Retail Choice Regulator Opens Phase II Grid Modernization Proceeding With "Focus" On Providing Smart Meters Only To Certain Default Service Customers

A retail choice regulator has opened Phase II of its grid modernization proceeding with a "primary focus" of examining whether to deploy advanced metering to default service customers with ...

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Large Customer Energy Aggregation Launches Solar And Storage Offering

PowerOptions, which describes itself as the largest energy-buying consortium in New England, has expanded ...

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Arizona Commissioner Criticizes "Hijacking" Of APS Rate Issues By Retail Choice Proponent

Won't "Pre-Judge" Retail Competition, Cites Interest In Municipal Aggregation, Community Solar Pilots

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy wrote a letter to Commissioner Justin Olson in which Kennedy criticized Olson's introduction of retail choice as a potential solution to the various rate plan and education issues facing customers at Arizona Public Service

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PJM Formally Files At FERC To Allow Surety Bonds As Collateral, Except For FTRs

PJM formally filed tariff revisions at FERC to allow the use or surety bonds, which conform to proposed PJM requirements, as collateral, except for the Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) market

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July 6, 2020

Parent Of Retail Suppliers Names New Chief Information Officer

The parent of several retail suppliers announced ...

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Retail Supplier Receives Finding That Initial New York ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

New York Department of Public Service Staff have informed ...

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July 2, 2020

Updated:
Texas PUC Commissioners Will Extend Electricity Relief Program Beyond July (Suspension Of Disconnection For Non-Pay For Eligible Customers, REP Reimbursements)

During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Commissioners agreed to extend the Electricity Relief Program (ERP) until ...

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Virginia SCC Approves 100% Renewable Tariff At Dominion That Ends Exception Allowing Customers To Take Competitive Retail Supply

Rules On Eligibility Of Customers Signing Retail Supplier Contracts, But Not Yet Enrolled, To Take Retail Supply

The Virginia SCC has approved a 100% renewable energy tariff option at Dominion Virginia Energy which triggers an end to a statutory exemption that allowed customers of any size to purchase electric supply from a competitive retail supplier for a 100% renewable plan

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Just Energy Announces Amendments to Debt Covenants

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") announced today that it has amended its senior secured credit facility to increase ...

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ENGIE, Hannon Armstrong to Jointly Invest in 2.3 GW Portfolio of U.S. Wind and Solar Projects, Including Projects in ERCOT

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. today announced a newly-formed partnership with a subsidiary of ENGIE S.A. that will own a 2.3 gigawatt (GW) portfolio of wind and utility-scale solar assets.

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PSC Approves New POR Discount Rates, Comments On Utility's Sought Change In Discount Calculation

A PSC approved new POR discount rates

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July 1, 2020

Updated: PUC Issues Show Cause Order, Directs Retail Suppliers To Respond To Video Alleged To Show Sales Agent In Door To Door Visit Not Wearing Mask, Not Leaving Premises When Asked, and Making False Statements

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio initiated an investigation of the marketing, sales, and enrollment practices of ...

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Retail Electric Provider Named "Best Electricity Company" in Houston Best of the Best Awards

A retail electric provider has been named the "Best Electricity Company" in the Houston Chronicle's Best of the Best 2020 awards.

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Agrees To $100,000 Forfeiture

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopted without modification a stipulation between ...

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Retail Supplier Partners With MooveGuru To Offer Energy Supply To New Homebuyers

A retail supplier announced a new partnership with MooveGuru, an automated mover engagement provider

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PUC Opens Review Of Rules Governing Green Electricity Supply Programs Of Retail Suppliers, Utilities

A PUC has opened a review of the green pricing program standards

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PSC Launches New Retail Electricity Shopping Website, Rate Board

A PSC has formally launched a website and campaign to educate energy consumers about the power to choose their electricity supplier

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Vistra Drops "Energy" From Name (Parent Of TXU Energy, Other Retail Suppliers)

Vistra Energy is now known as Vistra Corp.

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Retail Supplier Signs PPA For Output From Wind Farm To Serve Google, Other Customers

A retail supplier announced a PPA which will be used to supply Google

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June 30, 2020

PUC Staff Alleges Video Shows Retail Energy Sales Agent In Door To Door Visit Not Wearing Mask, Not Leaving Premises When Asked, and Making False Statements

Staff Alleges Agent Tells Customer That Bill Will Increase Due To COVID-19

Staff Seeks Suspension Of Suppliers' Certificates Pending Investigation

Suppliers Halt Door-to-Door Marketing, "Appalled" By Behavior Of Single Sales Rep

Suppliers Terminate Relationship With Agent & Suspend Vendor; Say Suppliers' Protocols Not Followed

Staff of the Service Monitoring and Enforcement Division of a PUC alleged that ...

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TXU Launches New "AutoSaver" Plan In Texas

TXU Energy announced the launch of a new Texas residential electricity plan: TXU Energy AutoSaver

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Pennsylvania PUC Warns Customers of "Questionable 'Rebate Check' Robocalls" From Retail Suppliers

PUC Urges, "Continued High Vigilance with Questionable Energy Marketing"; Emphasizes Consumer Tips to Avoid Potential Telemarketing Scams

Notes Increasing Complaints

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a news release stating, "With potential increases in energy sales and marketing as the cooling season kicks into high gear, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) continues urging consumers to remain vigilant about questionable energy marketing activities and possible scams, particularly with unsolicited telemarketing calls requesting quick action and promising far-reaching benefits as compared to previous energy bills."

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June 29, 2020

Bank of America Selects Retail Supplier For 10-Year Solar Agreement In Texas

Bank of America announced today a 10-year structured renewable energy agreement with ...

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PECO Seeks Approval For Measures That Would Result In Additional Customers On CAP (Ineligible To Take Competitive Retail Electric Supply)

PECO Energy Company petitioned the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for expedited approval of several temporary universal service measures, "designed to address the current economic hardships faced by low-income customers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide additional opportunities for electric usage reduction."

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June 26, 2020

Energy Market Vet Joins Best Practice Energy

Energy consultant Best Practice Energy announced that ...

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New York UIU, AG Oppose ESCO Petitions Seeking To Offer Green Gas Products, Cite Intent Of Reset Order To Have "Robust Conversation" Before Authorizing Value-Add Products That Do Not Meet Current Pricing Limits

The New York Department of State’s Utility Intervention Unit (UIU) and the Office of the New York State Attorney General (NYAG) filed comments with the New York PSC opposing various petitions for declaratory ruling and/or waivers filed by ESCOs, who are seeking authorization to offer various green natural gas products (GGP), as the UIU and AG said that granting the sought relief would be contrary to the "robust" process, envisioned by the PSC's reset order, to evaluate energy-related 'value-added' products (ERVAs) within the Track II process of the proceeding

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Energy Harbor (Former FES) Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Energy Harbor has received ...

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Another ESCO Seeks Further Extension Of Compliance Deadline For New York PSC's Retail Market Reset Order (Price Cap, etc.)

Family Energy, Inc. has sought a further extension of the compliance deadlines in the New York PSC's December 12, 2019 retail energy market reset order

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June 25, 2020

Texas Retail Electric Provider To Pay $30,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A Texas REP would pay $30,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RESA Survey Finds 74% of Consumers Want to Select Their Own Energy Supplier

Creates National Energy Shopping Day

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) released the findings of a national scientific poll which indicates three out of four voters want options and choice when selecting their energy suppliers or providers.

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Oncor DCRF Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers To More Than Double For Residential, Secondary ≤10 kW Customers Under Settlement

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC and various parties including Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor, Alliance of Oncor Cities, and Alliance for Retail Markets have filed a stipulation that would set new amounts for Oncor's Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), which is a rider applicable to retail electric providers

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New Hampshire Small Customer Default Service Rate To Fall 5%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has filed with the New Hampshire PUC proposed new energy service (default service) rates for the six-month period August 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021

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June 24, 2020

Just Energy Announces Reliance on Temporary Regulatory Relief for Filing Annual Financial Statements

Just Energy Group Inc. issued a news release stating that ...

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Wells Fargo Selects Retail Supplier To Serve 1,200 Locations

Wells Fargo today announced structured renewable energy agreements to secure approximately 150,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy annually under a renewable retail supply solution

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New York ESCO To Offer Customers New HVAC Protection Program For Their Homes, Additional Services

A retail energy supplier serving New York announced that it has partnered with a home services provider in order to offer new customers HVAC protection for their homes.

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June 23, 2020

Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As Vice President, IT & Change

A retail supplier named ...

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New York Utility To Increase Billing Charge Applicable To ESCOs By 30%

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), New York State Department of Public Service Staff, Multiple Intervenors, and certain ratepayer and green groups have filed a joint proposal in the Companies' electric and natural gas rates cases before the New York PSC, which would increase the Bill Issuance and Payment Processing Charge applicable to ESCOs

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Two New York Utilities Would Implement Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters (AMI) Under Joint Proposal

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), New York State Department of Public Service Staff, Multiple Intervenors, and certain ratepayer and green groups have filed a joint proposal in the Companies' electric and natural gas rates cases before the New York PSC, which would authorize the territory-wide deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

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Two New York Utilities To Study Changes In Natural Gas, Evolution Of Utilities' Business, Due To Climate Law

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), New York State Department of Public Service Staff, Multiple Intervenors, and certain ratepayer and green groups have filed a joint proposal in the Companies' electric and natural gas rates cases before the New York PSC, which would require the Companies to fund a study on how the natural gas business may change due to the state's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces $2 Billion Climate Pledge Fund to Invest in Companies Building Products, Services, and Technologies to Decarbonize the Economy

 

June 22, 2020

Arizona Commissioner Offers To Help Design Pilot Retail Electric Choice Program To Move Competition Forward

In a memo to fellow Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson offered to help design a pilot program for retail electric choice, after Kennedy said in a meeting last week that, if the ACC were to move forward with retail competition, the ACC should first institute a pilot choice program.

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IGS Energy Seeks Pennsylvania PUC Order Allowing Resumption Of Door-to-Door As Well As Public Event Marketing; IGS Details Proposed 'Touchless' Experience

Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. d/b/a IGS Energy petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a partial recission of the Commission’s March 16, 2020 Emergency Order ('Order'), which suspended door-to-door and other in-person marketing, with IGS specifically asking the PUC to rescind that portion of the order that would restrict IGS from engaging in door-to-door, public event, and in-person sales and marketing activities in those counties that have gone to the 'Green Phase' under the Governor’s phased 'Process to Reopen Pennsylvania'

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SmartestEnergy, New Entrant To U.S. Retail Market, Seeks Licenses In More States

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"A New Kind of Energy Company," With Prosumer-Focused, Energy-As-A-Service Retail Supplier Model, Receives Finding That Initial New York ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

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Southern Company Names CEO For New Group Overseeing Energy Services, Competitive Power Businesses

Southern Company today combined the leadership of three of its businesses -- Southern Power, PowerSecure and Southern Holdings -- under one CEO, "to optimize the needs of large commercial, industrial and municipal customers across the country."

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RetailEnergyX: Former Energy Commodities Broker Named Senior Vice President At Ameresco

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Pa. Order Would Cancel Licenses of 4 Retail Suppliers, ~30 Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Announces Final Results Of Tender Offer

 

June 19, 2020

Data Center Company Works With Texas Retail Electric Provider To Offer Demand Response Solution For High-Throughput Computing And Cryptocurrency Miners

Said To Be First Load-Only Controllable Load Resource In ERCOT

Lancium and a Texas retail electric provider today announced what was termed the first successful load-only Controllable Load Resource (CLR) designation by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

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Reliant Launches Barcode Payment; Pay For Electricity At Retail Point Of Sale

Reliant is introducing a new cash payment method by providing personalized barcodes to residential customers across Texas, allowing payment of their electricity bill at a participating store's cash register (point of sale)

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County Agency Seeks Retail Supplier License

A county agency applied for a retail supplier license

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Third Vote In Favor Of Retail Electric Choice Still Elusive At Arizona Corporation Commission

There are still not three votes on the Arizona Corporation Commission in favor of moving forward with retail electric choice in Arizona

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Customers On Retail Supply Paid $1.6 Million More Than Default Service In March

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Accepts Tariffs Implementing ISO-NE Inventoried Energy Program; Costs Assigned To Retail Suppliers (Load)

 

June 18, 2020

State Regulator's Staff Gives View On Definition Of Small C&I Customer, With Respect To Newly Adopted Marketing Rules

Staff Opines On Whether It Is Responsibility Of Supplier Or Broker To File Door-to-Door Notice, When Broker Engages In Door-to-Door Marketing

Discusses Resumption Of Door-to-Door Marketing

Staff of the Massachusetts DPU conducted a stakeholder meeting addressing questions concerning implementation of the DPU's May 22 order on retail energy marketing and related provisions (Docket 19-07)

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Whitepaper From NY DPS, NYSERDA Proposes Creation of New York City-Specific (Zone J) RPS Tier, Obligation Assigned To ESCOs, LSEs

New Adder On LSE Purchases From NYSERDA Proposed As NYSERDA Funding Mechanisms; May Tilt Market For LSEs With Ability To Self-Supply

The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) filed a White Paper proposing mechanisms to meet the state's goal of meeting 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and achieving a carbon free power sector by 2040

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Utility With Retail Choice Seeks Authorization To Offer Green Electricity Supply Option To Default Service Customers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. filed with the Maryland PSC a proposed new rider, Rider SOS-G, which is, "intended to provide SMECO members who take SOS service the option to have SMECO make the power supply for their load one hundred percent 'green.'"

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Two Start-up New York ESCOs Receive Finding That Initial ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

New York Department of Public Service Staff recently informed Mayflower Power & Gas LLC that all requirements for its initial state of its eligibility determination as an ESCO have been satisfied.

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Vistra Energy Retail Suppliers Seek Approval To Offer Green Natural Gas Products In New York

The Vistra Energy companies sought a declaratory ruling from the New York PSC recognizing Vistra Energy’s renewable and/or green natural gas products, hereinafter referred to as 'Green Gas Products,' as permissible energy-related value-added products under the PSC's recent retail energy reset order

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June 17, 2020

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PUC Requires Suppliers To File Notice Of Specific Door-to-Door Marketing Times, Locations As Part Of Resumption

PUC Warns Supplier Of Strict Enforcement Of Door-to-Door Rules

PUC Ends Prohibition On Door-to-Door Marketing By Retail Energy Suppliers, Brokers

A PUC voted at its meeting today to adopt an order ending the prohibition on door-to-door mamketing by retail electric and natural gas suppliers, brokers, and similar entities, subject to conditions set forth in the order

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PUC Rejects Utility's Rule Language Which Would Have Deemed Certain Behind-the-Meter, Other Customer Services As "Noncompetitive" Services

PUC Maintains Rule Obligating Utilities To Report "Unreasonable Sales Practices"

As part of a periodic review, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio re-adopted, without substantive changes, certain rules relating to utility corporate separation (Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-37)

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Regulator Directs Utilities To Calculate "Incremental" Costs To Low-Income Customers, Impact On Subsidies, Due To Customers Being Served By A Competitive Retail Supplier, Not Default Service

As part of its new proceeding (story here) examining the impact of the competitive retail electric and gas markets on low-income customers and ratepayer subsidies, the Massachusetts DPU has issued information requests to the electric and natural gas distribution companies directing the utilities the calculate the "incremental" cost impacts to low-income customers and ratepayer assistance programs resulting from customer shopping

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

Winning Supplier Disclosed

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU industrial customer basic service electricity rates for the period August 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020

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Ohio PUC Denies Rehearing Requests Concerning Grant Of Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied the applications for rehearing filed by Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the Retail Energy Supply Association, and Ohio Consumers’ Counsel concerning PUCO's prior order which granted an electric broker and aggregator license to Suvon, LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home

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June 16, 2020

Direct Energy Launching Electric Broker, Concierge Shopping Service

Direct Energy is launching an electricity broker and shopping service

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EC Infosystems Successfully Implements EDI/Billing for New Retail Supplier Led By Texas Retail Market Vets

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced the successful implementation of Sunrise Energy Holdings, LLC for billing and EDI services.

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FirstEnergy Advisors (Utility Affiliate) Seeks Broker License In Pennsylvania, Bringing, "Brand Name, Relationship History," To Customers Seeking Energy Advice

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AEP Ohio Provides Analysis Of Default Service-Related, Choice Costs In Distribution Rates

As part of a rate case, and per prior direction, AEP Ohio has filed what it described as a quantitative and qualitative analysis of its costs related to the provision of SSO service (default service) that are included in its distribution cost of service, and the costs related to shopping service that are included in the distribution cost of service.

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In Rate Case, AEP Ohio Seeks New Demand-Side Management Programs With "Return To A More Traditional Utility Role"

Part Of Serving As "Trusted Energy Advisor"

Includes Behavioral, Incentivized Demand Response Program For Residential Customers

AEP Ohio Proposes To Monetize Programs In PJM Market As Available, Keep 20% Of Revenues

As part of its current rate case, AEP Ohio has proposed a new suite of demand-side management programs (DSM Plan) which, as stated in testimony from the company, "represents a return to a more traditional utility role of engaging customers to help manage the peak usage of energy along with ways to reduce energy through more efficient technology."

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PUC Staff Recommends Approval Of Retail Suppliers' License Renewals Which Are Opposed By Consumers' Counsel

Retail Supplier Details Marketing, Compliance Changes

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Citing ConEd's Deferral Of Certain Supply Costs, NEM Seeks Further Extension Of Compliance Deadline For New York PSC's Retail Market Reset Order (Price Cap, etc.)

Citing, in part, Consolidated Edison's recent action to defer certain electricity default service capacity supply costs for future recovery, the National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) petitioned the New York PSC for a further extension and reconsideration of the Commission’s December 12, 2019 retail energy market reset order

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In Examining POR Changes, Regulator Issues New Questions For Comment, Asks Whether Maturity Of Market Means Need To Exempt Suppliers From Burden Of Arrearages Has Passed

In its investigation of potential changes to purchase of receivables (POR) for retail electric suppliers, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has sought comment on whether market conditions have changed such that relieving suppliers from the burden of arrearages is no longer needed to support the previously "nascent" market

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Arizona Commissioner Says Retail Competition A Solution To Challenges Customers Are Facing At APS

In a memo in advance of a June 18 meeting, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson said that, "I believe retail electric competition is an appropriate solution to the challenges ratepayers are facing with APS [Arizona Public Service]," referencing issues related to educating APS customers about a menu of new tariff options (with various levels of flat monthly charges, demand charges etc.) that were previously implemented.

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Retail Suppliers Petition Pennsylvania PUC To Allow Door-to-Door Sales With "Touchless" Enrollment Process

Two retail suppliers submitted to the Pennsylvania PUC a Petition for Partial Rescission, or in the alternative, Petition for Partial Waiver, of the Commission’s March 16, 2020 Emergency Order which prohibited door-to-door marketing by retail energy suppliers

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ERCOT Issues Reliability Analysis Determination For NSO For Austin Energy Generating Unit

ERCOT has issued a reliability analysis determination for the generating unit ...

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Updated With Date Change: Connecticut PURA Schedules Technical Meeting To Commence Consideration Of Opt-out Municipal Aggregation, In New Proceeding

A regulator scheduled a technical meeting to serve as a starting point for the its study of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

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RetailEnergyX: Sunverge Announces Strategic Collaboration with Eaton in the Smart Home Energy Management Market

 

June 15, 2020

Midstream Energy Company Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A midstream energy company has applied for ...

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Retail Choice Regulator Schedules Technical Meeting To Commence Consideration Of Opt-out Municipal Aggregation, In New Proceeding

A regulator scheduled a technical meeting to serve as a starting point for the its study of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

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Dillon Energy Services Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

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PSNH Small Customer Default Service Rate To Fall 15%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy has filed new electricity default service (energy service) rates for the six-month period beginning August 1, 2020.

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Affinity Energy Management Seeks Licenses In New States

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Retail Suppliers Say Consultant's Petition Seeking Prohibition On Pass-Through Of New York ZEC Costs "Misrepresent[s]" PSC's Order

In comments on a petition from UtiliSave, L.L.C. ('UtiliSave'), which is seeking a New York PSC declaratory ruling that ESCOs may not pass-through ZEC costs to customers on fixed rate contracts unless certain conditions were met, the NRG retail suppliers alleged that, "UtiliSave has misrepresented the Commission’s directives with respect to the ZEC[.]"

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Pepco, Delmarva File New SOS rates

In Maryland, Pepco and Delmarva have each filed new electricity SOS rates for Type II Customers, to be effective September 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020.

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June 12, 2020

New York PSC Orders ESCO To Re-Rate Fixed Price Customers

PSC Finds That ICAP Peak Hour Change Not A Permissible Trigger For Change In Law Clause Relied On By ESCO In Changing Fixed Rate

The New York PSC ordered an ESCO to re-rate fixed price customers to who experienced an increased rate when ...

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New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO

The New York PSC issued an order to ...

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Retail Suppliers Seek Waiver To Allow Door-to-Door Sales With "Touchless" Enrollment Process

Retail suppliers petitioned a PUC for ...

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Texas PUC Chair: Would Like To "Wind Down" Electricity Relief Program Before Year-End, Still Discussing Process For Resumption Of Disconnection For Non-Pay For Affected Customers, Some Concerns Remain On Potential Sept. 1 Start

During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn T. Walker said that she would like the Electricity Relief Program to wind down by the end of the year.

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Texas REP Griddy Launches New, Improved App; More Info, Context On Wholesale Prices, Market Conditions

Griddy, a Texas retail electric provider using a wholesale pass-through and subscription model, has launched an enhanced app

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Pennsylvania Court Denies Retail Supplier's Appeal Of PUC Decision Concerning Allocation Of Costs Between Delivery Rates, Default Service

PUC Had Rejected Supplier's Proposal To Re-allocate $100 Million From PECO Distribution Rates To Default Service

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a decision from the Pennsylvania PUC which had, in a final order in a PECO rate case, denied a proposal from NRG Energy to re-allocate approximately $100 million in costs at PECO which NRG had argued are attributable to electricity default service and thus should be allocated to generation rates rather than nonbypassable distribution rates, as is done currently

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New York PSC Finds Self-Generated Electricity Sales From Data Center Owner To Tenants Not Subject To PSC Regulation

In a declaratory ruling, the New York PSC found, among other things, that ...

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Calif. PUC Adopts Central Procurement For Multi-year Local Resource Adequacy At Two Utility Service Areas

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a framework that designates a central buyer to procure local, multi-year resource adequacy in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) distribution service areas.

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June 11, 2020

New Jersey BPU Allows Door-to-Door Sales For Retail Energy Suppliers To Resume, Subject To Conditions

The New Jersey BPU issued an order ending, subject to conditions, the restriction on door-to-door sales for retail energy suppliers

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Centrica Announces Executive Departures, Restructures For, "Simpler And More Customer-Focused Business Model"

Eliminates Management Layers, Will Have Fewer Customer-Facing Business Units

Reduction Of ~5,000 Roles Announced

Centrica plc, the parent of Direct Energy, has announced plans for, "a significant restructure designed to create a simpler, leaner Group focused on delivering for our customers."

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New York PSC Specifically Includes ESCOs In Opening Comprehensive Proceeding On Impacts Of COVID Crisis On Customers

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission), in response to the impact of the COVID pandemic on New York’s utilities and ratepayers, established a new proceeding to identify and address the effects of the pandemic on utility and other Commission-regulated services and programs in New York State.

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Regulator Opens Inquiry Of Impact Of Competitive Retail Electric, Gas Market On Low-Income Customers, Ratepayer Subsidies

Regulator To Issue Discovery Requests

A regulator has opened an inquiry into the effect of the electric and gas competitive supply markets on low-income ratepayer assistance programs.

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Virginia Formally Launches Pilot Program Allowing Customers To Aggregate Non-Contiguous Sites To Take Competitive Retail Electric Supply (Implements Previously Reported Legislation)

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) formally announced that it is launching a pilot program, in the Dominion Energy Virginia service area, under which those commercial customers, who previously sought to aggregate their non-contiguous load, may shop for competitive electricity supply

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June 10, 2020

Pennsylvania House, Senate Pass Concurrent Resolution Requiring End Of Governor's COVID State Of Emergency; Gov. Claims Authority To "Disapprove" Resolution

Governor's State Of Emergency Had Been Cited In PUC's Prohibition On Door to Door Marketing; Prohibition In Effect For "Pendency" Of Emergency Declaration

Both the Pennsylvania Senate and House have passed concurrent resolution No. HR 836 which terminates the disaster emergency declared on March 6, 2020, as later amended and renewed, by Governor Wolf in response to COVID-19

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June 9, 2020

Generation Developer To Build 15 Battery Storage Projects (150 MW Total) Across Texas By End Of 2020, Including In Houston Area

An IPP announced that it will build 15 utility-scale battery storage projects in areas near Houston and Odessa, Texas by the end of 2020.

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Texas PUC Staff Posts Strawman Draft Rule On Transfer Of Load In/Out Of ERCOT

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a strawman draft rule relating to the transfer of load into or out of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power region.

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June 8, 2020

Texas Retail Provider Newly Files Statement Of Intent To Provide Prepay Service Via Prepayment Device Or System

A Texas REP has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a statement of intent to provide retail electric services using a customer prepayment device or system

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Retail Supplier To Engage In Brokering, Aggregation

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Direct Energy Urges New York PSC To Act On Its Green Gas Proposals, Leave Issues Related To "Secret" Products Proposed By Competitors To Further Proceedings

Direct Energy Says Approval Of Competitors' Plans Without Public Disclosure May Contravene Constitutional Prohibition On Grant Of "Exclusive Privilege"

In May 29 comments to the New York PSC, Direct Energy Services, LLC and Gateway Energy Services Corporation urged the Commission to act expeditiously on Direct Energy’s publicly disclosed green gas proposals, "while leaving to another day the complex issue of how to obtain meaningful public comments on the confidential proposals of," several other ESCOs

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FERC Technical Conference To Examine Credit, Counterparty Risk Issues In RTOs Due To COVID-19

FERC has issued an agenda for a July 8-9 technical conference concerning impacts that the emergency conditions caused by COVID-19 are having on various segments of the United States’ energy industry, with specifics concerning FERC's focus on access to capital now available

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Retail Choice Regulator To Open Inquiry On Utility Ownership Of DERs, Storage

Also Addresses Access To Customer Data, Says Enforcing Third Parties' Compliance With Utility's Cybersecurity Standards Is The Responsibility Of The Utility (Not PSC)

A PSC directed that Commission Staff initiate a Notice of Inquiry, within 60 days, to address ownership of energy storage devices and other distributed energy resources (DERs)

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Regulator Provides Guidance To Retail Suppliers On RPS, Given Recent Changes

A regulator issued a notice of proceeding concerning retail supplier and EDC compliance with the RPS for 2019 that includes guidance given recent changes in compliance regulations

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Formally Files For FERC Approval To Acquire EDF Stake In Co-owned Nuclear Plants

 

June 5, 2020

International Commodities Trader Registers As ERCOT Power Marketer; Hires Market Vet

An international physical commodities trader has registered as an ERCOT wholesale power marketer

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People's Counsel Seeks Order Directing Retail Supplier To Cease Telephonic Solicitations

Show Cause Complaint Prompted By Alleged Telemarketing Call From Supplier To Deputy People's Counsel Containing Alleged Violations

An Office of People’s Counsel petitioned a PSC to issue an order directing ...

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Vistra Energy Reports Total RCE Count, In Sustainability Report

Vistra Energy included in a newly published annual sustainability report its residential customer equivalent (RCE) count as of December 2019.

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ERCOT Reports Software Error Had Resulted In Erroneous Calculation Of Total Potential Exposure (Collateral Metric) For Market Participants

ERCOT stated in a market notice that it has identified a software error in its Credit Monitoring and Management (CMM) system that impacted the Total Potential Exposure (TPE) calculation for market participants, with the error occurring with the implementation of Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 347, Single Daily Settlement Invoice and Updates to Credit Calculations, including addition of a Minimum Collateral Exposure Component, on November 9, 2012.

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RetailEnergyX: NH PUC Opens Investigation Of COVID Customer Impacts For Entities With "Rates Regulated By The Commission"
--- Will Aid Governor Review Of Policies For When Prohibition On Service Termination Ends (Retail Suppliers Are Included In Prohibition On Service Termination)

 

June 4, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC Allows Retail Suppliers To Resume In-Person Marketing At Retail Establishments (In-Store Marketing), Subject To Conditions

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order modifying a prior prohibition on in-person marketing to allow retail electric and natural gas suppliers, and similar entities, to resume in-person marketing at retail businesses open as a result of the Governor’s directives regarding the yellow and green phases, subject to certain conditions

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Majority Shareholder Withdraws Proposal To Acquire Parent Of Retail Supplier

The majority holder of a parent of a retail supplier has ...

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AG Seeks Investigation Of Future Of Gas Utilities, Supply In Retail Choice State; Specifically Implicates "Diversification", "Expansion" Of Gas Utilities' Business Operations To Meet GHG Goals

Utility's Use Of Green Natural Gas For Default Service Customers Under Consideration

An Attorney General petitioned a state retail energy regulator to initiate an investigation to assess the future of local gas distribution company ('LDC') operations and planning in light of a legally binding statewide limit of net-zero greenhouse gas

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Cleveland Indians Select Retail Supplier, Includes Sponsorship

The Cleveland Indians announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts Informational Tools On Demand Response, Distributed Generation In ERCOT Region

 

June 3, 2020

Updated With Written Order:
PUC Allows In-Store Marketing By Retail Suppliers To Resume, As Well As Certain By-Appointment In-Person Marketing

A PUC voted at its meeting today to allow retail electric and natural gas suppliers to resume ...

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Marathon Energy Acquiring Multi-State Book Of Customers

Marathon Energy is acquiring a book of customers in ...

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June 2, 2020

Utility's Proposed Tariff Language Would Allow It To Suspend Utility Consolidated Billing If Supplier "Not Following" State's Administrative Code Rules

As part of a recently filed electric rate case, an EDC has proposed tariff language that would allow

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Final Sale Price Disclosed For Sale Of CenterPoint Energy Services, As Acquisition By ECP Closed

ECP Rebrands CenterPoint Energy Services As Symmetry Energy Solutions

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Energy Capital Partners, LLC, announced that they have closed on the sale of CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES) to an affiliate of ECP.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $100,000 Forfeiture Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement under which ...

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RetailEnergyX: Lubbock Power & Light Spox Still Says Muni Will Implement Retail Electric Choice "As Soon As Practicable"

 

Affiliate Of Texas Retail Provider Enters 20-Year PPA With Steelmaker For 80 MW Behind-The-Meter Solar Facility

An affiliate of a Texas REP has entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to develop ...

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Resource:

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RetailEnergyX: Blockchain Company Launches Energy Spinoff

 

From 5/1: National Fuel Resources Dropping New York Residential Customers To Default Service, Exiting Market

National Fuel Resources, Inc. informed the New York PSC that it will be returning its residential natural gas customers in New York State to default service

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Seeks FERC Relief From Trader's Claim That Entering Bilateral FTR Data Into PJM Creates Contract Separate From Parties' Bilateral Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor Seeks Limited Code of Conduct Waivers at Texas PUC

 

June 1, 2020

State Opens Docket To Consider Study Of Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Sought By Clean Energy Group

A state regulator has assigned a docket for a study of Community Choice Aggregation

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Freedom Energy Logistics Names Energy Market Vet As Director of Strategic Initiatives

Freedom Energy Logistics named ...

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Environmental Group Files Complaint Against Retail Supplier

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Staff Proposes Customer Data Access Framework, Consent, Qualifications (Cyber-risk)

 

Update: Details Of Retail Supplier's Proposed New In-Person Contactless Enrollment Process Revealed

A public version of a proposed new contactless enrollment process for in-person sales conducted at retail establishments (in-store sales), proposed by the NRG Energy retail suppliers in Ohio, has been filed, per prior direction of an attorney examiner

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT IMM Files State Of The Market Report; Net Revenues Exceeded CONE For CT, CC In All Zones

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Ohio Residential Default Service Prices Fall; Reminder Of New IL Prices

 

May 29, 2020

New York DPS Staff Proposes Baseline Amount For New ESCO Financial Assurance Requirement; Amount Would Grow With ESCO Revenues

Staff Says An Additional (Higher) Financial Requirement For Door-to-Door Marketing Is, "Appropriate"

Staff Recommends Forms of Acceptable Financial Instruments

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have issued a whitepaper with recommendations concerning new ESCO financial assurance requirements

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NRG Acquires Second Book Of Texas Electric Customers

NRG Energy is acquiring a customer book from a second Texas retail electric provider

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NRG Acquires Retail Customer Book

NRG has acquired a book of Texas retail electric customers from ...

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Regulator Imposes $1 Million Fine On Retail Electric Supplier

Regulator Says Supplier's Actions Harmed Retail Market, Competitors

A regulator imposed a penalty of $1 million on ...

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May 28, 2020

Updated: ConEd Deferring "Significant Portion" Of Higher Generation Capacity Supply Costs For Default Service Customers

Con Edison noted in a filing with the New York PSC that it has deferred, for New York City residential customers, "a significant portion of higher generation capacity supply costs expected this year."

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Texas Retail Provider, "Freezes Summer Energy Rate and Lowers Price"

REP Says It Is, "First Energy Provider In Texas To Offer A Variable Rate With Price Protection During The Summer"

A new entrant into the Texas retail electric market announced that it is freezing its energy rate under its variable rate plan (its only residential offering) for the summer, offering a variable rate with a "price lock."

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Energy Harbor (Former FES) Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

A PSC granted Energy Harbor LLC (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) a natural gas supplier license

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Ohio Notes Lower Electric Default Service Rates Effective June 1

 

New Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rates Approved At Two Utilities

A PSC approved new purchase of receivables discount rates at ...

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AEP Texas Files Settlement To Set New DCRF Rates Applicable To REPs (Increase From Current $0)

AEP Texas, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Alliance for Retail Markets (ARM), Cities Served by AEP Texas (Cities), and Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) have filed a stipulation under which new amounts for AEP Texas' distribution cost recovery factor (Rider DCRF) would be set

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy Still Looking At Shortfall, Rate Hike Possible

 

May 27, 2020

PUC Staff Comments On Retail Suppliers' Request To Lift Prohibition On In-Person Marketing

PUC Staff have filed comments concerning a petition from several retail energy suppliers and brokers, who have asked that the PUC modify its prior order suspending in-person sales, and who have sought authorization for door-to-door marketing with social distancing, along with other in-person marketing mechanisms

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Regulator Proposes New, Separate "RPS" Bond Requirement For Retail Suppliers, In Lieu Of More Frequent RPS Compliance Showings

A regulator has issued a proposal that would impose a new, separate bond requirement on retail electric suppliers, to address RPS obligations, in lieu of proposals for more frequent RPS compliance showings

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PUC Dismisses Petition From Retail Suppliers For Rehearing Of Order Which Prohibits Supplier From Ceasing Service (Drop To SOS) To Non-Paying Customers

A PUC, on procedural ground, dismissed a petition for rehearing, filed by the Retail Energy Supply Association, of the PUC's prior order which applied, to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, an earlier order which prohibits providers of electric and gas service from disconnecting or, as relevant here, discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the Governor's state of emergency declared based on the novel coronavirus.

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RetailEnergyX: Multi-City New York Municipal Aggregation Including Albany & Capital Region Delayed

 

PUC "Not Convinced" At This Time Supplier Consolidated Billing Will Benefit Customers, Directs Inclusion In New Grid Modernization Workgroup

A PUC issued an order in its investigation into grid modernization which, among other things, addressed supplier consolidated billing

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Developer Of ERCOT Solar Project Exploring PPA Options, Retain Advisor

Misae Solar is exploring PPA options for Misae Solar Park II, a 517 MWac/692 MWdc solar project and described as, "one of the largest solar investment opportunities in ERCOT and in the US."

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Customers On Retail Supply Paid $1.3 Million For Than Default Service In February

 

 

Pa. Utility Files Default Service Plan Which Includes Block Energy Purchases

--- Proposes Increase In Cost Of Standard Offer Program

An EDC has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP IV) for the period June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2025.

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More New York ESCOs Seek Waivers To Provide Green Gas Products

Several ESCOs applied at the New York PSC for a waiver and/or declaratory ruling to permit the companies to offer certain green gas products as Energy-Related Value Added products to mass-market natural gas customers

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Enters Exclusive Collaboration Agreement With Data Center Provider To Offer Energy Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Reminds Customers Of June 1 Default Service Rate Changes; Announces PAPowerSwitch Upgrades

 

May 26, 2020

Final Order Requires Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of Telemarketing Calls; Use Standard Intro Script

Regulator To Examine New Requirement For Default Service Rate To Be Listed On Retail Supplier Contract Summary Form

May Link Potential Requirement For Recording Entirety Of Door-to-Door Marketing To Supplier's Election To Use "Enhanced" TPV (Interactive Discussion)

Regulator Still Investigating Potential Limit On Service To Low-Income Customers, Auto-Renewal Limits

A state regulator issued an order on retail energy marketing rules

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Consultant Seeks New York PSC Ruling That ESCO Pass-Through Of ZEC Costs To Customers Are Void, Unless Disclosure Statement Noted Potential For Change-in-Law Rate Changes

Consultant Says Sales Agreement Clauses Cannot Contradict Customer Disclosure Statement's "Plain Language", Per UBP

A consultant submitted a petition for a declaratory ruling to the New York PSC seeking affirmation the ESCOs may not pass-through ZEC costs to customers on fixed rate contracts unless, among other things, the customer disclosure statement indicated the potential of an exercise of a change-in-law clause that would result in a revised rate

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PSC Staff Proposes Delayed Start Date For Supplier Consolidated Billing

Seeks Extension For Filing Proposed Supplier Consolidated Billing Regulations

Staff of a PSC sought a delay in Supplier Consolidated Billing

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RetailEnergyX: Company Brings "Bitcoin Batteries" Demand Response/Storage To ERCOT Market

 

 

Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver of RPS Compliance Fee Due To "Extreme Economic Hardship"

A retail submitted a petition for a waiver of the RPS compliance fee due to, "extreme economic hardship."

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NRG Retail Suppliers Seek New York Waiver To Offer Carbon Offset Natural Gas Product

Also Seek Approval To Offer Pending Green Gas Programs Proposed By Direct Energy

The NRG Retail Companies requested that the New York Public Service Commission ('Commission') waive the provisions of the December 2019 retail market reset order in order for Green Mountain, and other NRG suppliers, to offer Green Mountain's existing natural gas carbon offset plan, as well as the green gas programs proposed by Direct Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Texas QSE To Pay $45,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

 

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Appeals ERCOT ADR Determination To Texas PUC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Provides $100,000 To Baylor Scott & White Health To Support Remote Monitoring of COVID-Positive Patients

 

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Utilities File Contracts For 804 MW Of Offshore Wind

 

May 22, 2020

FERC Adopts Changes To PJM Reserves Market That Could Lead To Prices As High As $10,000/MWh

Addresses Effective Date For Market Changes

FERC has adopted changes to PJM's reserves market proposed by PJM that could see reserves prices reach $10,000 per MWh.

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Energy Marketing Veteran Named Director Of Sales At Retail Supplier

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New POR Discount Rates Approved At Three Utilities

Residential POR Discount Declines From 3% To Less Than 1% At One Utility

New purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates have been approved at ...

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Utility Files Draft RFP To Solicit Long-Term Contracts For Portion Of SOS Load

An EDC has filed a draft RFP to solicit long-term contracts for a part of SOS load

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More ESCOs Seek New York Waiver Authorizing Green Natural Gas Products

Several additional ESCOs have petitioned the New York PSC for waivers, or in the alternative declaratory orders, allowing such ESCOs to offer green gas natural gas products notwithstanding the product prohibitions contained in the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order

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IGS Energy Commits To Funding Portion Of Texas Low-Income Customer List For New Fiscal Year

Pursuant to Senate Bill 1976, Accent Energy Texas LP, d/b/a IGS Energy, submitted at the Texas PUC a formal request for production and receipt of a list of its low income electric customers for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2020.

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May 21, 2020

Con Edison Has Taken Steps To "Defer" Some Electric Supply Costs

In a news release discussing steps it has taken to prepare for the upcoming summer, Con Edison stated that it has taken steps to defer certain electric supply costs during the coronavirus crisis

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NRG Seeks To "Eliminate" New Jersey Basic Generation Service, Auction Customers To Retail Suppliers

In a New Jersey BPU proceeding addressing resource adequacy and potential changes to the default Basic Generation Service (BGS), NRG Energy proposed, "a reform plan for BGS, where a transition to a fully competitive retail market occurs, accompanied by higher customer-protection and clean-energy standards than presently exist."

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Update: ComEd Files Final June 1 Price To Compare, 10% Lower For Residential Customers

Commonwealth Edison has filed updated new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning June 1, 2020, as well as new bypassable transmission charges (PJM Services Charges, PSC)

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RetailEnergyX: LIPA Adopts Tariff Allowing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

 

Summer Energy Reports Lower Q1 Gross Margin On Milder Weather, Balancing Costs

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. reported results for the quarter ending March 31, 2020

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Retail Suppliers Oppose New Jersey Fixed Resource Requirement

Exelon, PSEG Propose FRR, Allocation Of Capacity Costs To Retail Suppliers

Clean Energy Group Urge Consideration Of Long-Term Contracts For BGS

Various retail suppliers filed comments with the New Jersey BPU opposing, or otherwise expressing concerns with, a Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR), while PSEG and Exelon Generation Company, LLC proposed an "Integrated FRR Procurement" to address resource adequacy and clean energy goals in light of the PJM MOPR

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Ameren Files New Bypassable Transmission Rates, Supply Cost Adjustment

Ameren has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission updated amounts for the Bypassable Transmission Service Charge and new amounts for the Supply Cost Adjustment-EUA

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Reminds Customers Of Power To Choose, Gives Tips On Using Site

 

May 20, 2020

Retail Supplier Receives Agent/Aggregator License

A retail supplier has received ...

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PUC Denies Consumer Counsel's Request To Warn Customers Of Potential Higher Costs From Retail Suppliers, Cease Provision Of Customer Lists, In Light Of Pandemic

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied a request from the Ohio Consumers' Counsel to ...

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Report Prepared For New York DPS Offers Novel Co‐optimized Capacity & Clean Energy Procurement Obligation On ESCOs, LSEs To Address Buyer-Side Mitigation

Report Says Existing ICAP Buyer-Side Mitigation Rules To Cost Nearly $1 Billion Per Year, Double Under Expansion

Reports from The Brattle Group addressing quantitative and qualitative analyses of resource adequacy, structures prepared for the New York Department of Public Service and NYSERDA, include a novel Co‐optimized Capacity & Clean Energy Procurement mechanism for LSEs such as ESCOs to meet various capacity and clean energy requirements.

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PUC Adopts Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $30,000 Forfeiture

Settlement Resolves Alleged Pattern Of Deceptive Behavior From Agents Representing The Supplier

A PUC has approved ...

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Electricity Veteran Shannon McClendon Elected To ERCOT TAC In Independent REP Segment

Electricity veteran and attorney Shannon McClendon was elected as a member to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

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ERCOT Launches COVID-19 Load Forecasting Page

At the request of stakeholders, ERCOT has developed a Long-Term Load Forecast for the COVID-19 Scenario page on the ERCOT website.

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PUCO Staff Recommend That If Utility's Sought Battery Storage Is Allowed To Participate In Wholesale Market, Participation Be Initially Limited To Regulation Service

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have filed comments on a battery storage project proposed by Duke Energy Ohio, and said that ...

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May 19, 2020

PUC Attorney Examiner Rules Retail Supplier's New Contactless Enrollment Process Not Entitled To Confidential Status, Directs Release

A PUC attorney examiner has denied confidential treatment for details of the specific contactless enrollment process proposed by ...

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Nstar East Default Service Rates To Fall Over 20% For Residential, Small Commercial Customers

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for its Eastern Massachusetts service territory for the period beginning July 1, 2020.

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Texas Retail Provider Withdraws Voluntary POLR Status

A Texas REP has filed to cease serving as a volunteer POLR

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Announces Management Changes With Responsibility For Innovation, Products, Marketing

 

Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium Selects Retail Electric Supplier

The Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC) has entered into a new 12-month agreement with ...

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Integrated Retail Supplier-Generator Receives Investment Grade Rating from Standard and Poor's

A gentailer announced that the company has received an investment grade rating of ...

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resource:

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Staff Recommend Approval Of Retail Provider's Supplier Consolidated Billing Format

 

NRG Retail Suppliers Commit To Funding Portion Of Texas Low-Income Customer List For New Fiscal Year

The NRG Energy retail suppliers submitted to the Texas PUC a request for lists of their low-income electric customers

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New York DPS Staff Recommended LIPA Board Approve Tariff To Allow Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have recommended that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees adopt a LIPA tariff proposal to enable the development of opt-out municipal aggregation (community choice aggregation) on Long Island

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Expand Battery Energy Storage

 

Retail Supplier Selected As Exclusive Subscription Manager For Another Community Solar Project

A retail supplier announced that it will serve as the official subscription manager for ...

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Texas Begins Posting Rate Rider Matrix For REPs, New SAC04 Codes

 

May 18, 2020

International, White Label Energy Shopping Concierge Service Seeks Texas Electric Broker License

A white-label broker active in overseas markets applied for a Texas license

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Start-up Texas Broker Matching Customers To Rate Plan Via Smart Meter Data Seeks License

A start-up applied for a Texas electric broker license

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Broker Led By Retail Energy Vet Seeks License

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RetailEnergyX: Group Says Texas High Speed Rail Will Result In Rolling Blackouts Absent New Dedicated Generation, Transmission; Files Complaint At Texas PUC

 

PECO Files New Amounts For Bypassable Transmission Rate

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new amounts for its bypassable transmission rate, a component of the electricity Price to Compare, to be effective June 1, 2020

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Texas Retail Supplier, Previously Subject To Default, Completes Payments To Three TDUs, Engaged In Further Discussions On Market Re-entry

A Texas REP provided a status update concerning a prior default under the TDU tariffs

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Oncor, CenterPoint-TDU Provide Update On COVID Electricity Relief Program Customer Enrollment

Several Texas TDUs have filed updates to information reported to the Texas PUC concerning customer enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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Duquesne Light Files New Amounts For Bypassable Transmission Rate

Duquesne Light has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC updated and final amounts for its bypassable Transmission Service Charge (TSC), to be effective June 1, 2020

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New York DPS Staff Sets Technical Conference On Resource Adequacy Study

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service (DPS Staff) will convene a Technical Conference on May 29, 2020 to review the results of analyses prepared by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Donating To COVID Relief For New Enrollments

 

May 15, 2020

CenterPoint Energy myTrueCost Texas Electric Shopping Portal To Be Discontinued

CenterPoint Energy's myTrueCost Texas electricity shopping portal will be discontinued

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Retail Suppliers, Brokers Petition PUC To Allow Door-to-Door Sales With Social Distancing, Other In-Person Sales, In Seeking Modification To Prior Suspension Order

Retail suppliers and brokers petitioned a PUC to modify its prior order suspending in-person sales, and sought authorization for door-to-door marketing with social distancing, along with other in-person marketing mechanisms

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PUC Seeks Comment On Gentailer's Proposal To Adopt Long-Term Capacity-Only Product For Default Service Load

An attorney examiner with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has invited reply comments concerning proposed changes to Ohio default service procurements due to the lack of a PJM capacity price beyond May 31, 2022, including a proposal from Energy Harbor LLC (the former FirstEnergy Solutions) to adopt a capacity-only long-term hedge product for Standard Service Offer load

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New York PSC Grants Waiver From Code of Conduct To Allow Utility To Co-Market, With Utility Name And Logo, Weatherization Service From Third Party Brand

The New York PSC granted a waiver to several utilities to allow the utilities to enter into an arrangement with a third-party provider of weatherization and home energy efficiency services that would include use of the utilities' names and/or service marks by such third party, alongside the third party's own logo, in the marketing and offering of such services.

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Trying To Cobble Together Exemption For SOS Contracts From MOPR, After FERC Directive That Default Service Payments Are Subsidies To Capacity

 

Great American Gas & Electric Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Great American Gas & Electric LLC (GAGE) applied for a ...

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Texas PUC Adopts Changes To General Customer Protection Rules To Reflect Oversight Of Brokers

New Texas Broker Registration Form Approved

The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted in Project 50406 final rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market

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Texas PUC Adopts Final Order Repealing Rule Governing GLO Retail Power Program, Due To Statutory Changes

The Texas PUC issued a final order to repeal 16 TAC §25.227

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May 14, 2020

Operator Of Texas Retail Electric Provider Announces Growth Investment From PE Firm

The operator of a retail electric provider announced ...

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House Democrats' Stimulus Bill Would Nationally Prohibit Electricity Disconnections and Terminations of Service for Non-Payment

Texas PUC To Send Letter To Federal Lawmakers Explaining Concerns With Proposal, Impact On ERCOT Market

U.S. House Democrats have included in their proposed new federal stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, a national prohibition on the disconnection or termination of electricity service for non-payment

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Consumer Counsel Says COVID Emergency Should Prompt PUC To Educate Customers About "Bitter Reality" That Few Retail Supplier Offers Are Cheaper Than Default Service

Urges PUC To Tell Customers On Shopping Website That They May Pay Significantly More By Shopping For Retail Supplier

Also Asks That Utility Be Ordered To Cease Providing Customer Lists To Retail Suppliers During Pandemic

Given the economic pressures on customers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel said that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio should incorporate in its choice education materials the "bitter reality" that a "dwindling" number of offers from competitive retail suppliers are priced lower than the Standard Choice Offer

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Rebilling LSEs (Retail Suppliers) To Reflect Reduced CTR Credit Rate

 

 

Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Certain Low-Income Load Disclosed, Bids Posted

A PUC has disclosed the winning retail suppliers selected to serve ...

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Illinois Opens New Rulemaking On Retail Electric, Gas Supplier Marketing

The Illinois Commerce Commission has opened Docket 20-0457 to address Amendment of 83 Ill. Adm. Code 412, relating to obligations of alternative retail electric suppliers, and various marketing rules

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Appears To Grant Relief Allowing Utility To Co-Market With Third Party For Non-Utility Service

 

Texas PUC Does Not Extend Late Payment Fee Rule Exception

The Public Utility Commission of Texas at today's meeting decided to not extend the previously adopted exception which applied to the rule that, absent the exception, normally allows REPs to charge late fees to residential customers

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Texas PUC Denies Texas Legal Services Center Petition For Disconnection Moratorium

The Public Utility Commission of Texas denied a petition from Texas Legal Services Center and several other similar groups, which had sought, among other things, to apply a moratorium on utility shutoffs to residential utility services statewide during and for 30 days after the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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Another ESCO Seeks New York Order Authorizing Green Natural Gas Products

An ESCO sought a declaratory ruling from the New York PSC concerning green gas plans

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May 13, 2020

ERCOT Summer 2020 Reserve Margin Higher On Revised, COVID-Impacted Load Forecast, ERCOT Says Energy Alerts Still Possible

2021 Reserve Margin Forecast Above 17%

ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June – September), a preliminary assessment for fall and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report.

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Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment, Says COVID Has Not Had Material Adverse Impact On Operations, Financial Condition

Calpine reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 (Q1 2020)

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Zon Energy Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate
• Cable Group Receives Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate

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May 12, 2020

Environmental Defense Fund Report Says Texas PUC Should "Maintain Or Strengthen" Creditworthiness Requirements For Retail Electric Providers

A report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund concerning resource adequacy and demand-side resources in the ERCOT market says that the Texas PUC should ...

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Subsidiary Of Japanese Conglomerate Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates To Fall 23-27% At Massachusetts Utility

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2020

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Mega Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Commences Tender Offer to Purchase up to 1,000,000 Shares of its Series A Preferred Stock

 

ERCOT Reports Software Error That Had Impacted Amount For Real-Time On-Line Reserve Price Adder

ERCOT said in a market notice that it has identified a software error with the implementation of Other Binding Document Revision Request (OBDRR) 002, ORDC OBD Revisions for PUCT Project 47199, that impacted the level of the Real-Time On-Line Reserve Price Adder (RTORPA)

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Texas TDUs Provide Update On COVID Electricity Relief Program Customer Enrollment

Several Texas TDUs have filed updates to information reported to the Texas PUC concerning customer enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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NV Energy Proposes "Price Stability" Tariff To "Mitigate" Risk of Customers Leaving For Alternative Supply

NV Energy has proposed a "Customer Price Stability Tariff" which the company said will, "significantly mitigate," the likelihood that large customers will choose an alternative supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DPU Opens Inquiry On COVID Customer Rate Assistance & Ratemaking
--- New York City Rate Relief Petition

 

May 11, 2020

Multi-State Retail Supplier Dropping Customers To Default Service, Ceasing Supply Service

A retail energy supplier is dropping customers to default service

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Retail Energy Vet Leading Start-up Retail Supplier

A retail energy vet is leading a new retail energy supplier

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New ESCO Seeks To Enter New York Retail Market

A new ESCO is seeking to enter the New York retail energy market

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ERCOT Proposes Changes To Qualifications And Ongoing Requirements For Current, New QSEs To Mitigate Market Exposure

Cites Experience In New York ISO Where New ESCO Allegedly Affiliated With Defaulting Supplier Sought To Register At NYISO; Also Cites Greehat

ERCOT is proposing changes to the qualifications and requirements, including financial and credit standards, for Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and/or Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) Account Holders (CRRAHs) -- i.e., ERCOT Counter-Parties (CPs) -- seeking to enter the ERCOT market as well as new obligations for CPs to continue eligibility in the market.

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Lotus And Centrica (Direct Energy Parent) Agree On Partnership To Redesign Electric Vehicle Ownership

--- Integrating Connected Vehicles, Connected Homes, And Connected Customers

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas (as well as Direct Energy), and British motor manufacturer Lotus said that they are, "working together to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy."

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RetailEnergyX: New Australian Guidelines Set Forth How Retail Suppliers Shall Adjust Prices Under New Mandate To Reflect "Sustained And Substantial" Cost Reductions

 

 

Retail Supplier To Use New CleanSky Energy Trade Name In Multiple Markets

A retail supplier will use the name CleanSky Energy in more markets in addition to Texas

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FERC Denies Rehearing Of Order That Allocates Must-Offer Generation Costs To Retail Suppliers, Rather Than Single LSE

FERC has denied rehearing requests from retail electric suppliers concerning FERC's August 2019 order that revised the allocation of must-offer generation commitment costs in the California ISO, and in doing so, allocated the costs to a broader group of LSEs (which includes retail suppliers), rather than a single LSE.

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May 8, 2020

Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver Of In-Person Sales Suspension For In-Store Sales

Supplier Will Use 'Contactless' Enrollment Process

A retail supplier had petitioned a PUC to waive an in-person marketing suspension to allow for in-store sales

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Retail Supplier Files Complaint Against PUC At State Supreme Court, Alleges PUC Exceeding Authority And Lacks Jurisdiction To Regulate Retail Supplier Rates

Consumer Counsel Seeks Sanctions Against Retail Supplier

A retail supplier has filed a complaint against a PUC at a state supreme court

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Exelon Reports COVID-Related Declines In Gross Margin In Constellation Business

Remains Committed To C&I Strategy For Constellation

Continues To Look For Attractive Retail Books Which May Come To Market

During an earnings call, Exelon detailed the impact from COVID-19 on gross margin and load at its Constellation business

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NRG Energy Reports Decline In Retail Mass Market Customer Count, Including In Texas

Retail Revenue, Volume Data Disclosed

NRG reported in a 10-Q its mass market customer count, which is lower than the total as of December 31, 2019

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ESCO Seeks New York PSC Order Authorizing Home Warranty Bundle, Carbon-Neutral Gas Plans

An ESCO petitioned the New York Public Service Commission for a declaratory ruling finding that ...

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Texas PUC Staff Recommend Denying Texas Legal Services Center Petition For Disconnection Moratorium

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended denying a ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption For General Customer Protection Rule Updates To Reflect Oversight Of Brokers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed in project 50406 a draft proposal for adoption of rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Approval For New Draft Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed for approval of a new broker registration form

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Final Order Repealing Rule Governing GLO Retail Power Program, Due To Statutory Changes

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft final order to repeal 16 TAC §25.227 to implement HB 2263, which, as previously reported, removed provisions in PURA that authorized the Commissioner of the General Land Office to make electricity sales directly to public retail customers.

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May 7, 2020

NRG Changes Reporting Segments For Earnings, Retail Results No Longer Reported Separately

NRG Reports Estimate For Expected Bad Debt From COVID-19

NRG "Monitoring" Retail Market For Potential Acquisitions From Stressed Retail Suppliers, But Not A Priority

NRG has reported earnings for the first quarter of 2020. In doing so, NRG has changed its business segments for reporting earnings, and no longer reports results specific to Retail operations

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Genie Energy Reports Highest Level Of Gross Profit In Company's History, On "Strong Margins", Global Customer Growth

Company Increases Quarterly Dividend

Genie Energy Ltd. said in reporting earnings that, on a consolidated basis, the company generated the highest levels of quarterly revenue and gross profit in the company's history during the first quarter of 2020

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BGE Residential SOS Rate Increasing 13% On October 1, Small Commercial Also Increasing

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new SOS electricity generation rates for residential and Type I customers for the period Oct. 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, as well as new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Electricity Shopping Comparison Site Launches

 

 

Final Order Prohibits Retail Supplier Guaranteed Savings Plans Extending Beyond Date Of Known Default Service Rate

Order Requires Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

Final Order Drops Proposal That Suppliers Must Disclose Default Service Rate In TPV

Suppliers Required To Seek Regulator's Approval For Contract Assignments (Book Sales, etc.)

The Connecticut PURA has issued a final decision on new electric supplier marketing standards, with the order requiring that suppliers record the entirety of all telesales and door-to-door sales. The final order does omit a prior proposal that the utility Standard Service rate must be disclosed during third party verification (TPV)

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Just Energy Sets June 29 Release Date For Reporting Full Year Fiscal 2020 Earnings, Cites Delays Resulting From COVID-19 Pandemic

Just Energy Group Inc. (“Just Energy” or the “Company”) announced that, "due to delays in accounting closing procedures, audit procedures and other operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will release its audited annual financial statements and related management discussion and analysis for fiscal 2020 on..."

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RetailEnergyX: Town Leaders Press LIPA On Authorizing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation In Tariff

 

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Muni Agg. Selects Provider For 15-year Solar PPA

 

May 6, 2020

Spark Energy Reports Growth In Adjusted EBITDA, Higher Unit Margins For Q1

Notes "Headwinds" From COVID-19, Says Customer Book Will Shrink From Door-to-Door Sales Suspension

Company Reviewing Dividend In Light Of Impacts From COVID-19 Pandemic

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") reported higher Adjusted EBITDA and unit margins for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

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Freedom Energy Logistics Names Market Vet As Director of Contracts and Pricing

Freedom Energy Logistics has named ...

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AEP Energy Reports Higher Competitive Retail Energy Margins

AEP, in reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2020, said that its competitive retail segment (AEP Energy) saw higher retail margins versus the year-ago quarter

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RetailEnergyX: Report Says Expanding C&I Electric Choice Has Greatest Potential To Speed Cost-Effective Renewable Energy Access

 

Dominion Reports Retail Energy Marketing Customer Count

In reporting earnings, Dominion reported its average retail energy marketing customer accounts for the first quarter of 2020

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Utility Files Further Changes To Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate, Modifies Rates From Originally Proposed Update

Two EDCs have modified their previously filed updates to their purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation

On May 5, 2020, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for the following Generation Resources:

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May 5, 2020

Update: New Private Equity Owner Of Retail Supplier Revealed

Deal Provides Access To Capital For Supplier's Organic Growth, Strategic M&A

A PE firm has acquired a retail supplier

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Delegated Commissioner Suggests That Regulator Suspend Or Revoke Retail Supplier's License, In Response To Alleged Obstruction Into Regulator's Complaint Inquiry

The Delegated Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has issued a Notice of Probable Violation (NOPV) to ...

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Consumer Counsel Seeks Rate Cap, Ban On Door-to-Door Marketing, Auto-Renewals For Retail Supplier In Supplier's License Renewal

Citing Coronavirus Emergency, OCC Says No Worse Time To Allow Supplier To Continue Operating

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Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) Expects Negative $60 Million Impact To Retail Segment Near-Term From COVID-19, Affirms 2020 Guidance

Residential Customer Count Lower

Retail Segment Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA Higher On Acquisitions Since Prior Year

In reporting earnings today, Vistra Energy reported that it expects a negative $60 million impact to its Retail segment near-term from COVID-19, but affirmed 2020 guidance as the decline would be offset by gains in its Generation segment

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Vistra Energy CEO: Texas Retail Market Would Have Seen "Carnage" Without PUC REP Reimbursement Program

Vistra CEO Still Notes Risk For Smaller REPs Heading Into Summer, Says Some "Movement Afoot" In REPs Seeking To Sell Books

Curt Morgan, Vistra Energy's president and chief executive officer, said during an earnings call today that the Texas retail electric market would have seen, "carnage", had the Texas PUC not adopted a previously reported Electricity Relief Program program that reimburses retail electric providers $0.04/kWh for energy charges, and does not charge TDU fees to REPs, for eligible customers for whom the REP cannot disconnect for nonpayment

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RetailEnergyX: Oil Major Total Seeks Australia Retail Electric Supplier License; Part Of Goal To Double Energy Retailing Business

 

 

FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs' Commercial Prices To Compare To Fall 15-20% On June 1

Penn Power Residential PTC Increasing 6%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2020

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Another New York ESCO Seeks Order Authorizing Green Natural Gas Products

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for a declaratory ruling its green natural gas products are permissible energy-related value-added products under the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order

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RetailEnergyX: Apex Clean Energy Said To Lead Market In Corporate Renewable Power Procurements For 2019, Notes New Google Supply Deal

 

May 4, 2020

Utility Revises Supplier Coordination Tariff, Includes New Billing Option

Updates Tariff's Purchase Of Receivables Provision

Utility To Include In Tariff Requirement For Retail Suppliers To Notify Utility Of Door-to-Door Marketing Zip Codes

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Regulator Opens Investigations Into Three Retail Suppliers

A regulator has recently opened investigations into three retail electric suppliers

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Pepco Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 25% In October

SOS Rates Increasing At Delmarva, Potomac Edison As Well

Pepco, Delmarva Power, and Potomac Edison have all filed updated SOS rates for various customer classes and time periods

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Tesla Applies For UK "Electricity Provider Licence"

 

 

Utility Files New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

An EDC has filed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates to be effective June 1, 2020

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PUC Staff Recommend Retail Suppliers Be Responsible For 100% Of Costs Of Seamless Move Implementation

PUC Staff Recommend That Muni Aggregation Customers Not Be Eligible For Seamless Moves

Consumer Advocate Seeks To Shelve Work On Seamless Moves, Calling Mechanism A Costly "Non-Essential" Service During COVID Pandemic

In comments on the seamless move implementation plans of the four investor-owned electric distribution companies, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio proposed that retail suppliers be responsible for 100% of the costs of seamless moves

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RetailEnergyX: Digital Realty Selects Electricity Supplier For Texas Data Centers

 

 

May 1, 2020

 

PPL Residential, Small Commercial Prices To Compare To Fall Nearly 5% On June 1

PPL Electric has posted on its website new electric Prices to Compare for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2020

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Retail Supplier Dropping Customers To Default Service

A retail supplier is returning some customers to utility supply service

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Texas PUC Commissioners Concerned About Retail Electric Providers' Ability To Reject Customers Sought To Be Enrolled Through Concierge Brokers

Will Not Take Action As Part Of Broker Rule At This Time, But Will Further Consider Issue

During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Commissioners expressed concerns about the ability of retail electric providers to refuse to enroll customers who are sought to be placed with a REP through a concierge shopping service or similar situation in which the broker selects a REP for the customer based on an agency relationship provided to the broker by the customer

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Texas PUC Adopts Final Broker Rule, Will Require Electric Brokers To Disclose How Broker Will Be Compensated, But Not Amount Of Compensation

Brokers Will Be Required To Disclose To Customers Affiliation With Any Retail Electric Provider

Brokers Will Be Required To Obtain Agreement "In Writing" To Act As "Client Agent"

Broker Registration Limited To Three Years, But Update Process Tweaked

The Public Utilities Commission of Texas had adopted a final rule for broker registration, which also includes customer protections for customers of brokers.

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City Of Houston Selects Retail Electric Provider

Includes REP Affinity Program For City Employees

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small Business Default Service Rates Falling 22%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2020 to December 2020, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2020 to September 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Australia's Largest Energy Company Takes 20% Stake In U.K. Retailer Octopus, Will Adopt Business Model

 

 

April 30, 2020

Start-up Retail Electric Provider Seeks Texas REP Certificate

REP's Leadership Involved With Texas-Based Auto Insurer With Over 70 Locations

A start-up based in Houston, applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Tariff Included In AEP Ohio Pre-filing Notice Of New Rate Case Does Not Propose Any Costs To Be Recovered Under Placeholder Proxy For Supply-Related Costs Embedded In Delivery Rates

Supplier Tariff Included

AEP Ohio has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a statement that AEP Ohio intends to file an application for approval of an increase in AEP Ohio’s electric distribution rates, tariff changes, and changes in accounting methods.

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Parent Of WGL Energy Reports Higher Retail Electricity Marketing Margin, Customer Growth

In reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2020, AltaGas Ltd., the parent of WGL Energy, reported, "higher margins and growth in customer base from WGL's retail power marketing business."

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker CEO: "Fundamental Business Model" Of Retail Electric Providers Is To Enroll Customers Hoping Customers Take No Action After Cheap Rate Expiration

 

 

Ohio PUC Solicits Additional Comments On Consultant Report Concerning Corporate Separation Compliance Of FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities, In Light Of Spin-Off Of FES, Creation Of New Broker FirstEnergy Advisors

Consultant Report Had Recommended That "FirstEnergy" Name Should Be Dropped From Then-Affiliate FirstEnergy Solutions' Name

An Attorney Examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued a schedule allowing intervenors to file supplemental comments on a report from a consultant retained by PUCO concerning a compliance audit of the FirstEnergy Operating Companies (including the FirstEnergy Ohio regulated utilities, or Ohio Companies) with the PUCO corporate separation rules

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Energy Harbor Wins Default Service Load At FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities; Auction Prices Disclosed

Energy Harbor Corp. announced that it was awarded 18 tranches in the recent default service auction held by the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania distribution utilities.

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RetailEnergyX: Developers Announce 350 MWac Texas Solar Project

 

April 29, 2020

RESA Seeks Rehearing Of PUC Order That Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Discontinuing Service To Non-Paying Customers (Transferring To Default Service) During COVID-19 State Of Emergency

RESA Warns Of "Dire Financial Consequences" To Retail Suppliers From Order

The Retail Energy Supply Association sought rehearing of a PUC order that applied, to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, an earlier order which prohibits providers of electric and gas service from disconnecting or, as relevant here, discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the Governor's state of emergency declared based on the novel coronavirus.

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Ameren Small Commercial Electric Supply Rate Falling 10%

Residential Electric Supply Rate Decreasing

Ameren has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission new Retail Purchased Electricity Charges (electric supply rates) for the period beginning June 1, 2020

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Updated: Oncor, CenterPoint-Houston, AEP Texas Report Number Of ESI IDs For Which MarkeTrak Was Submitted By REPs Indicating Customer Qualified For Electricity Relief Program

In response to a Texas PUC directive to the TDUs, Oncor, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, and AEP Texas have reported certain information concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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Winning Suppliers, Quantities, And Pricing From Ameren Default Service Capacity Procurement Disclosed

The Illinois Power Agency has disclosed winning suppliers, quantities, and average prices from the April 2020 procurement of capacity for default service customers at Ameren Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Maine PUC To Evaluate Uncollectibles, Other Impacts From COVID-19

 

April 28, 2020

New Retail Energy Provider Formed, Focused On Renewable Energy & Technology

Aims To "Upend The Energy Status Quo"

Hires Retail Market Vet

A new retail energy provider has been formed and is preparing to launch operations

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Exelon Invests In Real-Time Energy Data Monitoring Company, Notes Potential Application At Constellation

A smart utility monitoring company announced today that it has received a Series A investment of $11.75 million led by Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture investing arm of Exelon Corporation, and Cycle Capital Management.

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ComEd Residential, Small Commercial Price To Compare To Fall Over 10% On June 1

Commonwealth Edison has filed new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning June 1, 2020, as well as new bypassable transmission charges

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Ohio Default Service Rates To Decrease On June 1

 

Rockland Capital Forms Rockland Renewable Ventures To Provide Comprehensive Renewable Solutions To Customers

Rockland Capital LP ("Rockland"), an investment company that is focused on the acquisition, development, and optimization of companies and projects in the energy sector, today announced that one of its investment funds has formed Rockland Renewable Ventures, LLC ("RRV")

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RetailEnergyX: Villanova Selects Retail Electric Supplier

 

Texas TDU Reports Number Of ESI IDs For Which MarkeTrak Was Submitted By REPs Indicating Customer Qualified For Electricity Relief Program

In response to a Texas PUC directive to the TDUs, Texas-New Mexico Power Company has reported certain information concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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RetailEnergyX: Report: CPS Energy Projects Potentially Big Losses This Year

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rules On Interpretation Of Affiliate Definition In Goldman Sachs MBR Case

 

From March 11: Broker Selected By U.S. Government Agency To Create Searchable Database Of "All" Electricity Rates In The U.S.

An operator of an electricity shopping website and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new project to automatically collect and make public a searchable database of all electricity rates in the U.S.

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April 27, 2020

ERCOT Reports That, Due To Cybersecurity Failure At Market Participant (MP), Attacker Was Able To Modify MP's Banking Details With ERCOT, Re-route Monies Owed To MP To Fraudulent Account

ERCOT issued a market notice stating ...

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Retail Energy Vet Forms Start-up Broker

A retail energy vet has formed a start-up broker

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Retail Supplier Receives Loan Under SBA Paycheck Protection Program

A retail supplier reported that it received loan funding from the Small Business Administration ('SBA') Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP'), established pursuant to the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the 'CARES Act').

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Illinois Approves Results From Spring Procurement Of Default Service Supplies, Winning Suppliers Disclosed

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the results of the spring 2020 procurement of block energy supplies for default service at ComEd, Ameren, and MidAmerican Energy Company

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Opt-In Municipal Aggregator Reports Challenges From Coronavirus, Enrollment Level

 

Updated:
In Draft Broker Rule Proposal For Adoption, Texas PUC Staff Would Require Electric Brokers To Disclose How Broker Will Be Compensated, But Not Amount Of Compensation

Brokers Would Be Required To Disclose To Customers Affiliation With Any Retail Electric Provider

Brokers Would Be Required To Obtain Agreement "In Writing" To Act As "Client Agent"

Broker Registration Limited To Three Years, But Update Process Tweaked

Staff of the Texas PUC on April 24 filed a draft proposal for adoption to implement rules regarding the registration of electric brokers.

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April 24, 2020

In Draft Broker Rule Proposal For Adoption, Texas PUC Staff Would Require Electric Brokers To Disclose How Broker Will Be Compensated, But Not Amount Of Compensation

Brokers Would Be Required To Disclose To Customers Affiliation With Any Retail Electric Provider

Brokers Would Be Required To Obtain Agreement "In Writing" To Act As "Client Agent"

Broker Registration Limited To Three Years, But Update Process Tweaked

A regulator issued an attached Notice of Probable Violation ('NOPV') to ...

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New Coalition Formed To Represent Texas Commercial Electric Customers

Led By Retail Market Vet

A new non-profit, Texas Commercial Energy Customers (TCEC), has been formed to represent commercial electric customers in Texas

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Regulator Issues Notice of Probable Violation To Retail Supplier, Alleges TPV Which Includes Multiple Customer Requests To Repeat Question Is Invalid (Allegedly Shows Customer Confusion)

Delegated Commissioner Alleges Supplier, "Altered Telephone Recordings"

A regulator issued an attached Notice of Probable Violation ('NOPV') to ...

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To Comply With Dynamic Pricing Directive, Utility (SOS Provider) Proposes Critical Peak Rebate Program Available To Distribution Customers

Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC a "strawman" proposal to implement a directive to offer dynamic pricing, proposing a critical peak rebate program open to all residential distribution customers

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April 23, 2020

New York ESCO Says Pass-Through Of ICAP Charges, Credits Under Change-in-Law Clause Complied With Terms Of Service, UBPs

ESCO Reveals Customer Complaints Were Prompted By A Single Broker, With Whom ESCO Was In Discussions To Purchase Broker's Gas Business

DPS Staff Have Alleged Underlying Issue Represents An "Anticipated Market Fluctuation" Not Eligible As Change-in-Law

In response to a show cause order from the New York PSC, which had cited an alleged modification to fixed price contracts in response to a utility tariff change concerning the peak hours used to calculate a customer's ICAP tag, an ESCO said that ...

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NextEra Energy Resources Battery Storage Investments In 2021 Expected To Exceed $1 Billion, Said To Be Largest Ever Annual Investment By Any Power Company Worldwide

Reports Lower Contribution From Customer Supply & Trading Business

During an earnings call, Jim Robo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. said that NextEra Energy Resources's battery storage investments in 2021 are now expected to exceed $1 billion

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New Texas Retail Market Entrant Launches Charitable Energy Plans & Discounts For Essential Workers

A a new entrant into the Texas retail market, announced a partnership with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Ohio Files New Default Service Rates

 

 

Chief Energy Elected to NEM Executive Committee

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Chief Energy has been elected to NEM’s Executive Committee.

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RetailEnergyX: SEPTA Selects Supplier For Solar Power

 

April 22, 2020

Updated:
PUC Of Ohio Says FirstEnergy Branding, Corporate Separation Issues Should Be Addressed In Other Proceedings, In Granting Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Earlier: PUC Of Ohio Grants Broker/Aggregator License To FirstEnergy Advisors

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued a written order granting an electric broker and aggregator license to Suvon, LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home, to serve all customer classes in all service areas.

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Partnership Organization Of Region's CEOs Launching Retail Electric Broker, Aggregator

A start-up broker has been formed by a membership organization of a region's CEOs

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Ohio Closes Grid Modernization, Customer Data Proceedings; Policy Left To Future Cases; Utility-Specific Approaches Cited

Concurrence Urges Interval Data To Be Used For Wholesale Settlement So Retail Suppliers May Design Better Products

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order finding that the work of the PowerForward Collaborative (grid modernization), the Distribution System Planning Workgroup, and the Data and Modern Grid Workgroup has been completed, and directed that these cases be closed of record.

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April 21, 2020

Duquesne Light Proposes Long-Term Solar Energy, AEC Contract As Part Of New Default Service Portfolio

Duquesne Light Proposes Increase In Fee To Retail Suppliers For Customer Enrollments Under Standard Offer Program

Proposes Program To Allow CAP Customers To Shop, Treatment Of Customers With Existing EGS Contracts Differs From Other EDC

Duquesne Light Files New Default Service Plan

Duquesne Light Company has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed electricity default service plan for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP IX)

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Retail Supplier Seeks Eligibility As New York ESCO

A retail supplier has filed for eligibility as a New York ESCO

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BGE Files Updates To Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC proposed updates to its purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates.

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RetailEnergyX: Developer Announces 330MWdc ERCOT Solar Portfolio, Offtake With Retail Supplier Affiliate

 

Retail Supplier Launches Local New England Green Power Energy Plan

A retail supplier has launched, for customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, a New England Green Power Plan that includes 100% local green power, in the form of RECs, reflecting wind power, solar power, and small hydropower sources generated in New England.

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RetailEnergyX: Boston Scientific Selects Supplier For Electricity For U.S. Operations

 

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RetailEnergyX: T-Mobile Enters Into Wind Farm Long-Term Contract With Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Issues Final Order On AMI System, Data Rule Changes

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Certain Counter-Party Financial Data Disclosed By One Of ERCOT's Financial Institutions

 

April 20, 2020

Retail Energy Vet Joins 5 & Luthin Associates

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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ComEd Files Increase In Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Cost Recovery Amount, Uncollectible Factor

Commonwealth Edison has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission changes to the Cost Recovery Amount (CRA) and Uncollectible Factor (UF) which are used to calculate the purchase of receivables discount (POR) under the provisions of Rider PORCB - Purchase of Receivables with Consolidated Billing (Rider PORCB).

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Texas PUC Directs Enforcement Division To Review A Matter Raised In Customer Complaint Against REP, While Dismissing Individual Customer's Complaint

The Texas PUC dismissed a formal complaint filed by a customer against Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC but agreed with a recommendation from Chairman DeAnn T. Walker, and directed the Oversight and Enforcement Division to review a matter raised in the complaint

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Announces Launch of New "Social Impact Energy Grant"; Focus On Innovative Products

 

Texas PUC Commissioner Wants To See If Process For Pro Se Customer Complainants Can Be Improved

During Friday's open meeting, in discussing a customer complaint case against a retail electric provider, Commissioner Arthur C. D'Andrea expressed a desire for the Commission to make the State Office of Administrative Hearings process cleaner for pro se litigants, such as customers filing a formal complaint against their retail electric provider

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Texas Retail Provider Files To Relinquish REP Certificate

A REP filed to relinquish its Texas retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Tribune Publicizes Customers Being Disconnected Due To Inability To Reach REP CSR

 

Aggressive Energy, Marathon Energy Elected to NEM Executive Committee

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Aggressive Energy and Marathon Energy have each been elected to NEM's Executive Committee.

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Maryland Utilities File Further Change In Mechanics Of Treatment Of Price Responsive Demand Credits For Customers Of Retail Suppliers

In Maryland, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva Power have filed further revisions to their supplier coordination tariffs to reflect the treatment of Price Responsive Demand (PRD) credits earned in the PJM capacity market

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT To Issue Resettlement Statements For One Interval Under ADR Process; Denies Two Other Requests

 

Texas PUC Reminds That Third Parties Not Allowed To Enroll Customers In COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program; Customers Must Self-Enroll

The Public Utility Commission of Texas is reminding customers eligible for enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP) that third-party organizations cannot legally enroll them in the program.

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April 17, 2020

Integrated Generator-Retailer Recommends PUC Adopt Long-Term Capacity-Only Product For Default Service Load

Alternatively Suggests Five-Year Full Requirements Default Service Product

Retail Suppliers Oppose Capacity-Price Pass-Through For Default Service As Undue Preference

Retail Suppliers Suggest PUC Embrace Secondary Market For Capacity -- Encourage Transactions Between "Willing Buyers And Sellers", Rather Than Relying Entirely On The PJM RPM

In comments on proposed changes to Ohio default service procurements due to the lack of a PJM capacity price beyond May 31, 2022, Energy Harbor LLC (the former FirstEnergy Solutions) proposed that PUCO adopt a capacity-only long-term hedge product for Standard Service Offer load

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Texas PUC Adopts Changes To REP Reimbursement, Electricity Relief Program

Clarifies Start Date For Invoices Eligible For Reimbursement

Shorter Duration For ERP, Subject To Potential Future Extension

End Date For Late Fee Exception

PUC Chair Criticizes REP Customer Call Hold Times; Customers Being Disconnected Due To Not Being Able To Reach REP And Discuss Payment Relief Options

Also Criticizes REPs For Not Offering Deferred Payment Plans

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted changes to the Electricity Relief Program, which provides certain reimbursements to retail electric providers for customers who cannot be disconnected for non-payment, consistent with the proposed revisions from Chairman DeAnn T. Walker which had been first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday

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FERC Rules That State Default Service Auctions Are "State Subsidies" For Purposes Of PJM Capacity Market Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR)

Finding On SOS Contracts Has, "Sweeping Consequences For The Retail-Choice States," FERC's Glick Says

FERC Says Voluntary RECs Are Not A State Subsidy, But Makes No Finding On Potential Broader Capacity Market "Distortions"

FERC Also Says Voluntary REC Generators Must Ensure Purchasers Do Not Resell RECs For RPS Compliance, In Order To Receive MOPR Exemption

FERC issued an order on rehearing and clarification concerning its December 2019 order broadly expanding the PJM capacity market Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to various resources which FERC found to be receiving what FERC considers state subsidies

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Group Petitions New York PSC To Allow Banking Of RECs For Compliance With ESCO 50% Renewable Compliant Product Under Retail Market Reset Order

A stakeholder filed a petition for clarification with the New York PSC asking that the PSC allow ESCOs to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Dayton Power & Light Files New Default Service Rates

 

 

Large Customer Advocacy Group ELCON Names New President and CEO

The Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON) named ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Market Monitor Report Finds Costs Of Maryland Fixed Resource Requirement Only 6% Higher Than Capacity Market, Under One Pricing Scenario

 

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Reports On Load Impacts From COVID-19

 

April 16, 2020

Texas PUC Chair Proposes Changes To REP Reimbursement, Electricity Relief Program

Addresses Start Date For Invoices Eligible For Reimbursement

Walker Proposes Shorter Duration For ERP, Subject To Future Extension

Also Proposes Change To Late Fee Exception

In a memo in advance of tomorrow's open meeting, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn T. Walker has proposed changes to the Electricity Relief Program, which provides certain reimbursements to retail electric providers for customers who cannot be disconnected for non-paymentbegan

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New York Utilities Seek PSC Collaborative On Financial Security From ESCOs For "UBP Financial Security" (Obligations To Utilities)

The joint New York utilities have urged the New York PSC to establish a new collaborative to review the Uniform Business Practices’ financial security requirements for ESCOs

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PECO Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Generation Rates To Fall On June 1

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning June 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Credit Provider Files Lawsuit Against Macquarie Investments US, Seeks $120 Million In Damages

 

 

Utility Files To Set 0% Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

Utility Seeks POR Calculation Change To Cease Using Late Payment Revenues As POR Uncollectibles Offset

An EDC has filed ...

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New Wave Energy Corp. Launches Service In Multiple New Territories

Retail energy supplier New Wave Energy Corp. announced a further expansion in ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Receives Authorization To Use Trade Name "Green Direct"

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Utilities Seek Approval For Utility-Owned Storage Pilot Projects
--- Proposal Includes Third Party In-Home Battery Storage

 

 

PSC Grants Clarification On Collection Of Funds For Offshore Wind From Retail Suppliers

In response to a petition from NextEra Energy Marketing, the Maryland PSC ...

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Ameren Files Update To Purchase Of Uncollectibles Discount Rate

Ameren in Illinois has filed an update to its Purchase of Uncollectible Discount Rate (POU Discount Rate)

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning suppliers from a March 2020 auction for a portion of Standard Service Offer electricity supplies at AEP Ohio for various periods beginning June 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Group Wants FERC To Set Compensation For Excess Generation From Behind-The-Meter Generation, Replace Full Net Metering With Avoided Cost Or LMP
--- Group Says Full Net Metering Discriminatory To Other Wholesale Sellers

 

 

Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner Stepping Down

A Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Cites Selling More Renewable Power To Customers As Part Of Net Zero Emissions Goal

 

April 15, 2020

Retail Energy Supplier Names New EVP Of Sales & Business Development

A retail supplier has named ...

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MISO Capacity Price For Ameren Illinois Zone Jumps 67%

Michigan DTE/Consumers Zone Capacity Price Spikes To Over $250/MW-day

The Midcontinent ISO has released pricing from its capacity auction for the 2020-21 delivery year

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Energy Management, Demand Response Provider Newly Entering U.S. Market Names Managing Director Of U.S. Operations

An energy management & intelligence company has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: NOPEC Seeks Rejection Of PUCO Staff's Recommendation For Approval Of FirstEnergy Advisors Broker License Application

 

 

ConEd, More New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rate

Consolidated Edison and several other New York utilities have just filed with the New York PSC their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Announces Expansion Of Battery Energy Storage Facility

Vistra announced that it is increasing the size of its battery energy storage project located at

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From 4/8: PUCO Staff Recommends That Commission Grant Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that ...

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April 14, 2020

Retail Supplier Ceases Pricing Texas Deals, Tells Channel Partner That Supplier Will Be Late On Payment

A REP has ceased pricing new retail energy supply deals for an interim period, multiple sources have confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com

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Genie Retail Energy Acquiring Retail Supplier

Through a newly created subsidiary, Genie Retail Energy, Inc. is acquiring ...

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Direct Energy Parent, Centrica, Names New Group Chief Executive

Centrica plc, the parent of Direct Energy, announced the appointment of ...

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Retail Supplier Selected By Solar Developer For New York Community Solar Subscriber Acquisition & Management

A retail supplier has been selected by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier SVP Joins Solar Developer

 

Virginia Governor Approves Bill That, Subject To Re-enactment Clause, Would Solidify 100% Renewable Exception Allowing Customers To Select Competitive Retail Electric Supply

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has approved HB 868 which, if adopted again in the next legislative session, would permit all customers of the investor-owned utilities to take competitive retail electric supply, if the customer purchases 100% renewable electricity, regardless of whether the incumbent utility offers a 100% renewable supply tariff

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April 13, 2020

Just Energy Announces Sale of Japanese Business

Just Energy Group Inc. today announced that it has sold all of the shares of Just Energy Japan KK ("Just Energy Japan") to ...

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Virginia Governor Signs Scaled Down Bill Allowing Limited Pilot For Handful Of Customers To Aggregate Non-contiguous Sites To Take Competitive Retail Supply

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has approved ...

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Texas Retail Electric Providers Seek Clarification On Customer Relief Program, Late Payment Fees; Air Concerns

REP Makes Note Of Unpaid Balances Accrued Since First Disconnection Moratorium In March

The Texas Energy Association for Marketers filed comments with the Texas PUC seeking clarification of the PUC's COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment, as well as certain contemporaneously issued rule waivers

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HelloFresh Announces Affinity Referral To Retail Supplier Affiliate For Carbon Offsets

HelloFresh, which delivers ingredients and recipes to households worldwide (meal kits), announced that it will offer ways for meal kit customers to connect with carbon offsetting projects through ...

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New York Utility Posts Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rate

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc (O&R or the Company) filed with the New York PSC its 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e., April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the Company’s Electric and Gas Tariffs.

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Texas TDUs Publish FAQs On Process, Issues Related To Retail Provider Reimbursements Under Electricity Relief Program

Workshop To Be Held Tomorrow

The Texas TDUs have posted a series of frequently asked questions and a presentation concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment

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RetailEnergyX: NY Industrials Seek Relief From Policy-Driven Energy Charges

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Denies QSE's Request For Relief Under Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

 

April 10, 2020

Updated Draft Order Would Prohibit Retail Supplier Guaranteed Savings Plan Extending Beyond Date Of Known Default Service Rate

Updated Draft Would Require Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

New Draft Drops Proposal That Suppliers Must Disclose Default Service Rate In TPV

Suppliers Would Be Required To Seek Regulator's Approval For Contract Assignments (Book Sales, etc.)

A regulator has issued a second draft decision on electric supplier marketing standards that would ...

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Retail Energy Veteran Leading Two New Start-up New York ESCOs

A retail energy vet is leading two start-up ESCOs

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PSC Approves Model, Cost Recovery For Long-Term Renewable Contract Used For SOS Customers

Sets Margin For SOS Provider

PSC Expects To Expand Percentage Of SOS Served Under Long-Term Contracts, If Risks Can Be Minimized

A PSC has adopted a model and cost recovery mechanism for integrating a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for a target quantity of five (5) percent of the Standard Offer Service (SOS) load into the SOS portfolio.

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Texas PUC Staff Proposal On Smart Meter Rules Would Decline REPs' Sought Language Prohibiting TDU Provision Of Value-Add Energy Usage Information To Customers Via SMT

Affirms Removal Of HAN Functionality, Aside From Legacy Installations

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft proposal for adoption in Rulemaking Project No. 48525, Rulemaking Relating to Advanced Metering, addressing AMI and Smart Meter Texas (SMT) issues

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Files FERC Complaint Against PJM FTR Forfeiture Rule

 

April 9, 2020

Retail Supplier Undergoes Ownership Change

A retail supplier reported that it has undergone a change in ownership

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In Strategic Review Update, Just Energy Says It Is, "No Longer In Active Discussions Regarding A Specific Transaction"

Continues To Explore Alternatives, Certain Asset Sales

Also Provides Update On COVID-19

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today provided an update on its previously announced strategic review process, "which has taken into account the impact of COVID-19 on the Company and the markets more generally," the Company said

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Pennsylvania Utility Seeks To Shorten Default Service Contract In Upcoming Procurement To 12 Months Due To Lack Of PJM Capacity Price

An EDC petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a modification of its upcoming September 2020 procurement of certain tranches of Residential and Small Commercial & Industrial (C&I) default electricity supply contracts

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New York PSC Grants Extension Of Deadline For Staff To File Report On Development Of ESCO Financial Assurance Requirements

The Secretary Of the New York PSC has granted an extension request from Department of Public Service Staff concerning a deadline for Staff to file a report regarding the development of financial assurance requirements for energy service companies (ESCOs) as a condition of eligibility to serve customers

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE North America Signs "Major Tax Equity Financing" For Its 2.0 GW US Renewables Portfolio

 

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RetailEnergyX: EnergyBot (Broker Affiliated With TXU) Launches COVID-19 Energy Resource Center; Lists Various Relief Provided By Each REP

 

April 8, 2020

Oaktree Funds To Discuss With Parent Of Retail Supplier Plans For Enhancing Shareholder Value; Disclose Holdings In Schedule 13D

Various Oaktree funds and related entities ("Reporting Persons") have filed a Schedule 13D with the SEC disclosing their position in ...

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New York DPS Staff Request Extension Of Deadline To File Report On Development Of ESCO Financial Assurance Requirements

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service has requested an extension of ...

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Massachusetts Utility's Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate Falling 25%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new electric basic service rates at ...

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PUC Approves Utility Tariff Changes To Require Retail Suppliers To Maintain Records Of Sales Resulting From Transfer Of Customer Calls From Utility To Supplier

A PUC has approved without modification a ...

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RetailEnergyX: City To Rethink Launching Opt-out Municipal Aggregation Due To COVID-19 Budget Crunch

 

Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Energy Harbor, LLC has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Selects Provider For Energy Storage Project

 

PUCO Staff Recommends That Commission Grant Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Issues Invoices For Uplift From Prior Market Participant Default

 

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RetailEnergyX: Effective Date Set For New AEP Texas Delivery Rates Charged To REPs

 

Texas PUC Sets Start Date For Process For Reimbursements To Retail Electric Providers Under COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program

The Executive Director of the Texas PUC has issued a directive concerning the start date for a process for retail electric providers to be reimbursed for energy charges under the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment

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ERCOT Releases COVID-19 Load Impact Analysis, Will Update Weekly

ERCOT has begun providing weekly updates regarding load pattern changes due to COVID-19 in the ERCOT region.

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April 7, 2020

New York PSC Grants ESCOs Further Extension For Compliance With Certain Clauses Of Retail Market Reset Order, Including Product & Pricing Limitations

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted ESCOs a further extension to comply with various ordering clauses under the New York PSC's retail energy market reset order

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Retail Supplier To Pay $30,000 Forfeiture Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Staff Had Alleged Pattern Of Deceptive Behavior From Agents Representing The Supplier

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $30,000 upon approval of a stipulation between the retail supplier and ...

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New York Utilities Withdraw Proposed Green Gas Supply Program For Utility-Supply Customers From Current Rate Case, Note Future Rate Case Likely To Be Filed Soon

Two LDCs have withdrawn from their current rate case before the New York PSC a proposed green gas supply tariff for utility supply customers.

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N.H. Utility's Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Falling By Over 30%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Unitil in New Hampshire has filed new proposed default service rates for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2020

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Just Energy Sets August Date For Shareholder Meeting To Address Board Composition Changes Sought By Rob Snyder

Snyder Seeks Lists Of Just Energy Shareholders

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") announced on April 6 that it will hold its annual and special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on ...

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ESCO Affiliate & Sustainable Westchester Offering GridRewards, Gamified Demand Response Pilot

Sustainable Westchester has partnered with ...

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April 6, 2020

Texas PUC Executive Director Informs Retail Electric Providers Of Enforcement Discretion

Timeline For TDU Execution Of Disconnections For Non-Pay Also Included

The Executive Director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a letter to various regulated entities concerning certain enforcement discretion that the Commission is undertaking during the COVID-19 emergency

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Integrated Retail Supplier-Generator Reports No Material Adverse Impact To Date From COVID-19

Expects "Significantly Lower" Q1 Results From Other Factors

An integrated retail supplier-generator issued a news release providing a COVID-19 operational and financial update

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Oncor Files For Update Of DCRF Charged To Retail Providers, Seeks Stay Of Case

DCRF Charge To More Than Double For Residential, Secondary ≤10 kW Customers

Oncor has filed for an amendment to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) charged to retail electric providers, but sought a 60-day stay of the case, citing the ongoing health crisis created by the coronavirus disease ("COVID-19")

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NextEra Energy Considering Offer To Acquire Evergy

 

 

National Energy Marketers Association Responds to COVID19 Pandemic; Competitive Retail Energy Industry Supports Measures to Enhance Reliability

The following is a news release from the National Energy Marketers. EnergyChoiceMatters.com disclaims any responsibility for the content or data contained in the release below, and makes no averment as to its accuracy or statements.

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Reports Amendment To Limited Liability Company Agreement Of Spark HoldCo, LLC

 

Texas PUC Names New Independent Market Monitor

The Public Utility Commission of Texas announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Submits Proposed Supplier Consolidated Bill For PUC Review

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Texas Files To Implement New Charges For Rider DCRF Applicable To REPs (Increase From "0" Rate)

 

April 3, 2020

Retail Energy Veterans Launching New Texas Retail Electric Provider

Several Texas retail electric market vets have formed a new REP

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Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Applies For Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Energy Harbor To Use Third-Party QSE, Named In Application

Energy Harbor LLC, formerly known as FirstEnergy Solutions, has formally filed an application for ...

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Retail Energy Vet Joins ENGIE As Sr. Business Development Manager

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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FirstEnergy Advisors Files Supplement To Ohio Broker Application, With Details On Use Of Shared Service Employees

Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home ('FirstEnergy Advisors') has filed a supplement to its pending application for an Ohio electric broker/aggregator license to include additional information under sections relating to "Experience & Plans" and "Summary of Experience", which includes new details concerning treatment and use of shared service employees

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier CEO Named President Of National Grid's U.S. Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Austin Energy's Residential Electricity Use Up 30% In Past Month

 

April 2, 2020

Texas REP Offers Temporary "At-Cost" Electricity Pricing During COVID-19 Pandemic

A Texas REP announced that it is offering Texas consumers, "a special 12-month energy plan to address the financial needs of consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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PECO CAP Shopping Proposal Would Require Retail Suppliers To Adhere To Pricing Limits, Or Drop Customer, For Existing Shopping Customers Who Become CAP Customers Mid-Contract

PECO Would Require EGSs In CAP Program To List CAP Rates (Mandated To Be At Or Below PTC) On PA Power Switch

PECO Proposes New Time Of Use Generation Rate Option For Default Service Customers

PECO Files Default Service Plan

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP V) for the period from June 1,2021 through May 31, 2025, which includes, among other things, implementation of a shopping program for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers, and a new Time of Use generation rate option for non-shopping default service customers

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Breakerbox, A Unit Of Exelon, Receives Maryland Broker License

The Maryland PSC granted Breakerbox, LLC, a unit of Exelon, an electricity broker/aggregator license to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Reduces Cash Expenditures By £400m Due To Covid-19, Notes Expectation For Increased Bad Debt

 

 

PUC Discloses Winning Suppliers From Default Service Auction

The winning suppliers from a March 2020 auction for ...

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Able Power Management Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Cable Group Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

License Briefs

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Regulator Affirms Manner For Recovery Of Capacity Costs For Utility Time Of Use Supply Option For Non-Shopping Customers; Clarifies Rate Design

An Illinois Commerce Commission order maintains the design for Commonwealth Edison's electricity supply Rate RTOUPP – Residential Time of Use Pricing Pilot (TOU Pilot), for non-shopping customers, and rejected requests on rehearing to modify the recovery of capacity costs

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Denies Sought Process For Non-Suppliers To Access AMI Customer Data

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Affirms That Bids From ISO-NE Out-Of-Market Reliability Program Were Just And Reasonable

 

April 1, 2020

Just Energy Announces Amendments to Debt Covenants

Reports Suspension Of In-Store, Door-to-Door Marketing

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

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Utility's Residential POR Discount To Fall To Nearly 0%

Two EDCs have filed new POR discounts

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Update: New York PSC Adopts Emergency Order Concerning ESCO Imbalances, Cash-Outs At Utility In Light Of Reduced Demand From COVID-19 Pandemic

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