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January 18

New York PSC Issues Order To Show Cause To ESCO, Directs ESCO To Show Why Eligibility Should Not Be Revoked

The New York PSC today issued a written order directing ...

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Western-based Retail Supplier, Utility Affiliate Expanding To PJM Retail Market

A Western-based retail supplier applied for ...

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Large Retail Supplier Registers As New York ESCO

A larger retail supplier has filed with the New York PSC a retail access application form

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Direct Energy Names Market Vet With Retail Energy, Tech Experience As New President, North America Home

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REPs Providing Support For Furloughed Federal Workers

 

 

Pennsylvania May Abandon "Plain Vanilla" Default Service (Or Least Create Value-Add Default Options)

Pa. May Move Away From Full Requirements Default Service Procurements

Pennsylvania PUC Opens Proceeding To Evaluate "Smarter" Default Service Rates, Procurement Changes

Commissioner Place Concerned Non-shopping Customers Won't Benefit From "Positive" Behaviors (Load Shifting, Peak Reductions, Etc.)

Also Says Long-Term Contracts For Default Service May Offer "Prudent" Hedges

The Pennsylvania PUC has opened a review of wholesale cost allocation and default service rate design and procurement reforms due to the installation of smart meters, as Commissioner Andrew Place expressed concern that non-shopping customers under current default service rate design would not be rewarded for "positive" behaviors

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Texas PUC Approves Changes To ORDC For Summer 2019

The Texas PUC at its meeting today approved changes to the operating reserve demand curve (ORDC), including for the summer of 2019

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Retail Supplier To Pay $37,500 Under Settlement Related To Marketing Practice

An EGS would pay a civil penalty in the amount of $37,500 under a Settlement ("Settlement") with the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) to resolve

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RetailEnergyX: Update: San Diego Gas & Electric Proposing Central Entity Assume Procurement Duties For Default Service

 

Pennsylvania PUC Denies Rehearing Of Order That Had Found Utility's Billing Practice To Be "Discriminatory" Against Retail Suppliers

Order Had Required Utility To Either Expand "On-Bill" Non-Commodity Billing To Retail Suppliers, Or Cease Practice

The Pennsylvania PUC has denied rehearing requests of a December 2018 order in which, as part of Columbia Gas's rate case, the PUC found that Columbia's practice of providing "on-bill" billing for non-utility services to only two select providers is, "discriminatory."

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Pennsylvania PUC Authorizes Utility To Use Financial Hedge For Portion Of Default Service Load

Order Includes Retail Market Data, Operational Enhancements

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted, without modification, a settlement in Pike County Light & Power Company's default service plan proceeding (DSP), which authorizes Pike County to implement a financial hedging strategy for a portion of its default service load

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Texas PUC To Open Broad Electric Vehicle (EV) Project, Examine Entity Owning, Selling Power (REP Or Third-Party)

Will Hold Action On Storage Review Pending Legislative Session

The Texas PUC is to open a broad project concerning electric vehicles

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Two Retail Suppliers, Several Brokers

 

Texas Retail Provider Files To Relinquish Certificate

A REP filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: C&I, Community Solar Provider Names Former Tesla Director As Chief Commercial Officer

 

Retail Energy Supply Association Announces New Member

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today announced the addition of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Brown University Contracts With Retail Supplier For Solar Facility

 

ERCOT Finds Unit To Be Mothballed Not Needed For Transmission System Reliability

ERCOT has issued a Reliability analysis determination for ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC In Retail Choice State Approves Pilot For Utility To Provide Storage Devices To Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Partners With Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Reminds Customers Of Retail Energy Choices

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Commissioner Will Not Seek Reappointment

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey BPU Approves State’s First Community Solar Pilot Program Rules

 

January 17

Direct Energy Names Market Vet With Retail Energy, Tech Experience As New President, North America Home

Direct Energy, a subsidiary of Centrica plc, today announced ...

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Pennsylvania PUC Opens Proceeding To Evaluate "Smarter" Default Service Rates, Procurement Changes

Commissioner Place Concerned Non-shopping Customers Won't Benefit From "Positive" Behaviors (Load Shifting, Peak Reductions, Etc.)

Also Says Long-Term Contracts For Default Service May Offer "Prudent" Hedges

The Pennsylvania PUC has opened a review of wholesale cost allocation and default service rate design and procurement reforms due to the installation of smart meters, as Commissioner Andrew Place expressed concern that non-shopping customers under current default service rate design would not be rewarded for "positive" behaviors

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Texas PUC Approves Changes To ORDC For Summer 2019

The Texas PUC at its meeting today approved changes to the operating reserve demand curve (ORDC), including for the summer of 2019

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ERCOT Finds Unit To Be Mothballed Not Needed For Transmission System Reliability

ERCOT has issued a Reliability analysis determination for ...

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PECO Price To Compare To Increase For Residential, Small Commercial Electric Customers

PECO electric Price to Compare is to increase for residential and small commercial customers effective March 1.

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Residential Prices To Compare To Decrease, Falling By Up To 17%

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

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Hudson Valley Community Power Launched As New York Municipal Aggregation, Prepares To Seek Power Supplies

JouleCommunity Power (Joule) and Hudson Valley Energy have officially launched Hudson Valley Community Power, a partnership to deploy an opt-out municipal aggregation in the Hudson Valley.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Wins Fight Over Customer Termination Of Electric Supply Contract

 

Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

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

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Sub. Selected to Provide Electricity Procurement, Management Services to Electrify America's EV Charging Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Issues Written Policy Statement To Expand Competitive Electric Supply Buy-through Program To Medium-Sized Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Acquires Solar Firm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Court Blocks Release Of Illinois NextGrid Grid Modernization Study

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Announces LPSC Approval of Sale of Its South Central Business

 

January 16

Retail Energy Holding Co. Seeks Texas REP License For New Brand

A new brand from a retail energy holding company applied for ...

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Retail Price Adjustment for Standard Choice Offer Customers at Vectren to Decrease

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 15, 2019 resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of ...

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Regulator Orders That Municipal Aggregations Must Always State That "Savings Cannot Be Guaranteed" Whenever Price Is Referenced, Even Where Aggregation Does Not Otherwise Mention Savings

Regulator Concerned Municipal Aggregation Savings Being Touted Without Disclosure That Savings Not Guaranteed

Warns Consultant On Savings Language Directive

The Massachusetts DPU in several recent orders approving opt-out municipal electric aggregations raised concern that aggregations are still touting savings under the plans without adequate disclosures that such savings are not guaranteed.

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Announces Change to Quarterly Distribution Schedule, Says Simplifies And Streamlines Operations, Allows Company To Better Manage Intra-Quarter Liquidity

 

Regulator Grants Extension, Clarifies Several Parts Of Retail Supplier Summary Information Order

In response to a previously reported motion from the Retail Energy Supply Association, the Connecticut PURA has granted an extension to certain deadlines included in its recent Supply Summary Information order ("Decision"), and clarified certain directives

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TEPA Announces New National Board

A new national board, which took effect Jan. 1, 2019, has been elected for The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA).

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Electric Choice Ballot Initiative Reports Progress On Required Signatures

 

PUCO Stays RESA Complaint Case On FirstEnergy EDCs' Billing Of Non-Regulated Services, Citing Ongoing Audit Proceeding

A Public Utilities Commission of Ohio attorney examiner has stayed a proceeding in which the Retail Energy Supply Association had filed a complaint against the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, as RESA alleged that the billing of various nonelectric services offered on the "Smartmart By FirstEnergy" e-commerce site on the customer's FirstEnergy Ohio utility bill violates various statutory provisions related to corporate separation

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RetailEnergyX: PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Leads San Francisco To Reconsider Municipalization Of Power System

 

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RetailEnergyX: Standard Solar Names Solar, Storage Vet As EVP

 

January 15

Clean Energy Start-Up, Led By Former CEO Of Multi-National Wind Generation Developer, Seeks Texas Retail Provider Certificate

Seeks To Use Trade Names "Texas Power Outlet", Green Energy Exchange

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ERCOT To Conduct Mass Transition (POLR Drop) Test, All POLRs (Non-Volunteer and Volunteer) Must Be Prepared To Participate

ERCOT informed retail electric providers that it is planning a Mass Transition test during Q2 2019 to test Provider of Last Resort (POLR), competitive TDSP and ERCOT Mass Transition capabilities, communications and processes prior to summer 2019.

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New York Municipal Aggregation Adds Villages

The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance in New York has received local approval packages for participation of two additional villages in its opt-out aggregation groups

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Announces Closing of $1.6M in Initial Funding, as Tranche 1 of a $10 Million Debenture Facility

 

Maryland Storage Working Group Offers "Proof of Regulatory Concept" Storage Proposals, Include Models With Utility Ownership, Operation

A Maryland energy storage working group under PC 44 has proffered a non-consensus Proof of Regulatory Concept Program Proposal which is, "intended to test innovative regulatory and business models for energy storage."

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PSC In Retail Choice State Approves Nearly 1,000 ("Limited") Utility-Owned Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In an order on various proposed electric vehicle programs from the states' utilities, a PSC authorized the utilities to own and operate public electric vehicle charging stations.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Exploring Purchase Of European Retail Energy Supplier

 

PUC Says It Lacks Express Authority To Order EDC To Execute PPAs Linked To Default Service Procurement, Interprets Statutory Obligation

The New Hampshire PUC issued an order providing interpretations of certain statutory requirements related to RSA Chapter 362-H, which requires an electric distribution company to solicit, under terms set forth in the statute, the net energy output of any eligible biomass or municipal waste facility located in its service territory.

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RetailEnergyX: Final Texas Electric Scope Of Competition Report Filed (Includes Previously Reported Recommendation For PUC To License Brokers)

 

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RetailEnergyX: ONEnergy Announces Expiration Of Letter Of Intent With Suske Parties

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Launches Route-To-Market Business In Italy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Appoints Non-Executive Directors

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report Examines High Kansas Electric Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts Draft Coordination Plans With SPP, MISO

 

January 14

Reliant Offering Google Home Hub With Free Weekends Plan

Reliant Said To Be First U.S. Energy Company Using Google Assistant Developer Tools To Visually Display Personalized Energy Information

Reliant has begun offering a Google Home Hub to residential customers in Texas as part of Reliant's Truly Free Weekends plan

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PSC Prepares To Adopt Revisions To Retail Energy Marketing Rules

Revisions Address Scope, Applicability To Non-residential Customers

The Maryland PSC has scheduled ...

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Ameren Moves To Include Price To Compare On Utility Consolidated Bills For Retail Supplier Customers

Ameren Illinois has filed at the Illinois Commerce Commission for a declaratory ruling that a proposed listing of Price to Compare information on all utility electric bills for small volume customers, including utility consolidated bills sent to customers of alternative retail electric suppliers, does not violate various rules which generally prohibit advertising, except for legitimate consumer education efforts

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Appoints Retail Supplier To Take On Customers Of Economy Energy

 

Dominion Virginia Power Withdraws Proposed Renewable Energy Offering Meeting Statutory Definition

Tariff, If Approved, Would Have Foreclosed Availability Of Competitive Supply Offerings

Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) has withdrawn from the State Corporation Commission an application for a renewable electricity tariff that it had sought to comply with various statutory requirements that, if met, would terminate the current exemption allowing customers to take competitive renewable electric supply in the absence of a utility renewable energy tariff

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PG&E Prepares to Initiate Voluntary Reorganization Cases Under Chapter 11 Of Bankruptcy Code

CEO Departs PG&E Corp., Interim CEO Named

PG&E Corporation (the "Company") said that it is preparing to initiate voluntary reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11.

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RetailEnergyX: European Regulator Says No Political Support For Sale Of Retail Customer Book, Other Assets

 

Energybidz Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Novo Energy Services Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Names New Vice President Of Marketing And Communications

 

RESA Seeks Extension For Supplier Compliance With Certain Orders From Supplier Summary Information Decision

The Retail Energy Supply Association petitioned the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for an extension of time for electric suppliers to comply with Orders 1 and 2 of the Authority’s December 19, 2018 decision concerning Supplier Summary Rate information and requirements (Docket 14-07-19RE05)

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RetailEnergyX: NV Energy's Share Of Retail Electric Market Shrinks As Large C&Is Take Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Advisory Firm 5 Named to Entrepreneur 360 List of Top Companies in the U.S.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bart Fromuth, COO of Freedom Energy Logistics, Named to Granite Institute Board of Directors

 

January 11

Texas PUC Staff Propose Rule Codifying How Retail Providers May Obtain Low-Income Customer List, Explicit Process For New REPs To Receive List

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication that would amend 16 TAC 25.45 to codify the process by which a retail electric provider requests and agrees to reimburse the Commission for the customer identification service from the low-income list administrator (LILA)

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Retail Market Vet Launching New Broker

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Retail Supplier Alpha Gas Seeks License In New State

• Start-up Collaborative Energy Options Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Crypto-Focused Grid+ Notes Bureaucratic Challenges Facing Its Retail Energy Model, Updates On Testing In Texas

 

Arizona Chair, Western Commissioners To Join Retail Energy Thought Leaders At National Energy Marketers Association Western Energy Policy Summit

NEM Issues Save The Date For April National Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) has released an agenda with speakers for its Western Energy Policy Summit to be held January 29 - January 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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From 1/9: Santanna Energy Services Announces Leadership Transition

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RetailEnergyX: Joule Community Power Launches Community Solar For NY Town

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff Outline Legal, Policy Issues On TDU Use, Ownership of Storage; Suggest Next Steps

 

From 1/9: PUCO Staff: AEP Ohio Has Not Shown Need For 900 MW Of Utility-Developed Resources

Staff Concerned Proposed Renewable PPAs Could Crowd Out Competitive Options

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has filed testimony stating that ...

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January 10

Group Of Texas Retail Providers Suggest Requiring That Power To Choose Site List Annual Estimated Average Price For REP Plans

TEAM Proposes New Complaint Scoring Mechanism, Mapping Complaints Against Market Mean

In comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas in a new project reviewing the Power to Choose site, the Texas Energy Association For Marketers recommended that the site list the Annual Estimated Average Price for retail plans listed on the site

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Retail Supplier Announces Leadership Transition

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On Rehearing, PUC Addresses Arguments Submeterers Could Escape Jurisdiction By Setting Up An Affiliate Retail Supplier For Sole Purpose Of Meeting Safe Harbor

In an order on rehearing concerning jurisdiction over entities engaged in submetering, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio addressed arguments that a submetering reseller could, under the mechanism adopted by PUCO in a prior order, establish an affiliate to act as a retail supplier for the sole purpose of escaping PUCO jurisdiction and classification as a public utility

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Texas Warns Of Scammers Pitching "Low-Cost Offer For AEP Power"; Also Threatening Disconnection

 

Eligo Energy Receives Gas Supplier License In New State

• Onix Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Pennsylvania Sees Consistent Decline In Number Of Residential Electric Customers On Competitive Supply During December

Pennsylvania saw a decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply during December 2018 that was consistent with the declines recorded in recent months

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Michigan PSC Approves State Reliability Mechanism Charge At Utility

As part of an electric rate case settlement at Consumers Energy, the Michigan PSC approved a State Reliability Mechanism charge of ...

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Selects Provider For Smart Home Rate Project, Includes Dynamic Utility Supply Rates Which Differ From Standard Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed, Authored By Direct Energy's Cerniglia, Defending Electric Choice Published In Maryland Matters

 

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RetailEnergyX: Worldwide Business with kathy ireland Re-airing Just Energy CEO Interview

 

January 9

Retail Supplier Announces Leadership Transition

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Morgan Stanley Sub. Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A Morgan Stanley subsidiary applied for ...

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Start-up Retail Supplier Seeks License, Hires Market Vets

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Aggressive Energy Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: South Carolina Bill Would Require Utilities To Offer Buy-Through Program To Allow Large Customers To Contract For Renewable Electric Supplies

 

PUCO Staff: AEP Ohio Has Not Shown Need For 900 MW Of Utility-Developed Resources

Staff Concerned Proposed Renewable PPAs Could Crowd Out Competitive Options

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has filed testimony stating that ...

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CenterPoint-TDU Files To Decrease Rider Applicable To Retail Electric Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to reduce the amounts charged to retail electric providers under Rider NDC - Nuclear Decommissioning Charges

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Ofgem To Assign Customers Of Failed Supplier

 

From 12/31: NRG To Retire Two SR Bertron Units Permanently

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RetailEnergyX: PPL Electric Utilities Names Tech Vet As Customer Services VP, Will Support Digital Customer Engagement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Business Solutions, WSP Developing Integrated Energy Solutions Under U.K. Program

 

January 8

Texas Retail Provider Launches Smart Home Automation To Respond To Price Signals

A Texas REP announced an offering under which customers may connect the REP's technology to smart home devices ...

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Virginia SCC Approves Utility Renewable Energy Offering Meeting Statutory Definition, Foreclosing Availability Of Competitive Supply Offerings

The Virginia State Corporation Commission has approved at Appalachian Power Company (AEP) a voluntary renewable energy option tariff which the SCC found meets the statutory definition for such an offering, which means that, under statute, there is no longer an exemption for customers at Appalachian Power to take competitive supply for 100% renewable energy.

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Updated: EC Infosystems Announced as 2019 Houston Energy Marketing Conference Overall Sponsor

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced that they will be the overall sponsor for the 11th 2019 Energy Marketing Conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, April 2nd.

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Retail Supplier Assigning Customer Contracts To Another Supplier

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Affordable Gas + Electric Announces Strategic Acquisition

Southern Illinois based Affordable Gas + Electric, LLC (AGE) announced its acquisition of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Complainant Appeals Case Over TDU Rate Class Change, Retail Provider Pricing To Supreme Court
-- At PUC, Case Could Have Established Precedent Over Duty For REPs To Inform Customers Of Rate Class, Pricing Changes

 

Broker Announces Creation Of Texas Power Pool

Pool Gathering Public Entities For Renewable Electricity Aggregation

A broker announced the formation of the Texas Power Pool

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RESA Seeks Waiver To Allow More Time For Suppliers To Comply With New Retail Market, Customer Protection Rules

The Retail Energy Supply Association petitioned the District of Columbia PSC for a temporary delay in the effective date of the revised Consumer Bill of Rights (CBORs) and associated retail electric and gas market rules, or a "market waiver," of approximately 11 weeks from December 14, 2018, or until March 1, 2019.

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Wholesale Marketer Receives Retail Supplier License In New Expansion To Retail

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio granted ...

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Connecticut Reschedules Technical Meeting On Moving All Vulnerable Customers To Default Service

The Connecticut PURA has rescheduled a technical meeting in Docket 18-06-02, which is reviewing whether to place all vulnerable and similar customers on standard service, per Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-245o(m)

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Names Market Vet As VP, Energy Storage

 

From 12/24: Garland Unit To Be Mothballed

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January 7

Retail Supplier Assigning Customer Contracts To Another Supplier

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Affordable Gas + Electric Announces Strategic Acquisition

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EC Infosystems Announced as 2019 Houston Energy Marketing Conference Overall Sponsor

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced that they will be the overall sponsor for the 11th 2019 Energy Marketing Conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, April 2nd.

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Broker Announces Creation Of Texas Power Pool

Pool Gathering Public Entities For Renewable Electricity Aggregation

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Utility To Study Providing Retail Suppliers With Lists Of Customers Paying Highest Retail Supplier Rates

Rate Case Settlement Addresses Billing Enhancements, Other Retail Market Issues

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Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As New EVP

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Aggressive Energy Acquires Majority Interest In Retail Supplier

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Satori Energy Acquires Book of Contracts

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WGL Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

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Start-up Led By Texas Market Vet Seeks Texas Aggregator License

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RetailEnergyX: "Complaint" Filed At Texas PUC In Apparent REP Ownership Dispute

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica's Hive Link Earns CES 2019 Innovation Award

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland PSC Approves Recovery Of Retail Market Enhancement Costs Through Supplier Liability Fund

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Supporting Retail Electric Choice Published By The Hill

 

January 4

Aggressive Energy Acquires Majority Interest In Retail Supplier

Retail supplier Aggressive Energy LLC has acquired 70% of ...

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Satori Energy Acquires Book of Contracts

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

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Genie Energy Acquires Retail Supplier

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Duquesne Light Price To Compare To Decrease

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a new default service supply rate for the Medium Commercial & Industrial customer class (25-300 kW, Rate Schedules GS/GM and GMH) for the three-month period beginning March 1, 2019

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Brookfield Renewable Energy Marketing Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Reports Customer With Legacy REP (Former A-REP) Paying 17¢/kWh For Power

 

More Nevada Customers Seek To Take Competitive Electric Supply, Providers Named

Two more customers have applied at the Nevada PUC to take competitive supply

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Conn. PURA Schedules Technical Meeting On New Supply Summary Reporting Applicable To Retail Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA will hold a technical meeting on January 10, 2019 to discuss Supply Summary Reporting as directed through Order No. 10 in the Decision dated December 19, 2018, in Docket No. 14-07-19RE05

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PUC Denies Consumers' Counsel Proposal To Require That All Large Gas Utilities Should Use Competitive Auctions For Default Service

In adopting revisions to the natural gas GCR (Gas Cost Recovery) rules, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has denied a proposal from the Ohio Consumers' Counsel under which OCC had recommended that all large natural gas utilities should use a competitive, wholesale, auction to procure default service supplies

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PUC Approves Tariff Changes To Reduce Time Supplier Charges Remain On Utility Consolidated Bill After Customer Relationship Ends

Supplier Consolidated Billing Tariff Also Approved

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved tariff changes at AEP Ohio ("the Company") which reduce the number of billing periods during which retail electric supplier charges are presented on utility consolidated bills after the termination of the customer's relationship with the supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Places Large-Scale Energy Storage Into Service In Texas

 

From 12/22: Texas PUC Recommends To Lawmakers That Brokers Be Required To Be Licensed By PUC

: The PUC approved the scope report without modification to the broker recommendation discussed ....

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From 12/17: Regulator Considers "Amnesty" Program For Non-Compliant Retail Suppliers

With Regulator Lacking Restitution Authority, Amnesty Program Would See Suppliers Voluntarily Offer Refunds, Avoid Civil Penalties If Doing So

A regulator will consider an "amnesty" program for retail electric suppliers who may have been non-compliant with the next-cycle rate information requirements

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January 3

PUC Denies Consumers' Counsel Proposal To Require That All Large Gas Utilities Should Use Competitive Auctions For Default Service

In adopting revisions to the natural gas GCR (Gas Cost Recovery) rules, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has denied a proposal from the Ohio Consumers' Counsel under which OCC had recommended that all large natural gas utilities should use a competitive, wholesale, auction to procure default service supplies

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PUC Approves Tariff Changes To Reduce Time Supplier Charges Remain On Utility Consolidated Bill After Customer Relationship Ends

Supplier Consolidated Billing Tariff Also Approved

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved tariff changes at AEP Ohio ("the Company") which reduce the number of billing periods during which retail electric supplier charges are presented on utility consolidated bills after the termination of the customer's relationship with the supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Places Large-Scale Energy Storage Into Service In Texas

 

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Start-up Retail Supplier Focused On Using AI, Push Notifications To Save Customers Energy Seeks License In New State

Mobile app displays the real-time energy usage while utilizing gamification mechanics to drive energy saving engagement and participation

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks To Use Name Milestone Energy

A Texas REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to add the trade name Milestone Energy to the certificate

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Ambit Energy Expands Guaranteed Savings Plan To New States

Ambit Energy has expanded the availability of its 24-Month Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) to residential customers in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Coalition Seeks To Allow Direct Contracting Between Retail Customers, Renewable Energy Suppliers In South Carolina

 

Energy Marketer Names New President, Chief Marketing Officer

An energy marketer announced several organizational changes

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RetailEnergyX: PECO Prices To Compare Fall On Working Capital Changes

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Petition Seeks To Get Energy Choice Proposal On Florida 2020 Ballot

 

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RetailEnergyX: Conn. PURA Releases Draft On Retail Supplier Compliance With RPS For 2016, Required ACP Amounts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sempra Energy Subsidiary To Sell U.S. Natural Gas Storage Assets, Buyer Named

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Suppliers File Testimony Opposing AEP Ohio Solar PPAs

 

January 2

Start-up Texas REP Adds Market Vets As VP Of Operations, Pricing, Controller Roles

A Texas REP has added ...

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Texas PUC Staff To Hold Workshop On Power To Choose Site, Opens New Project

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas will hold a workshop ...

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Astral Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State
• Energybidz Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Two Parents Of Retail Suppliers Complete Merger, Retail Leadership Named

 

Retail Suppliers, OCC Request PUCO Adopt Consultant's Recommendation That "FirstEnergy" Brand Should Be Dropped From FirstEnergy Solutions Name

Interstate Gas Supply, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, and the Ohio Consumers Counsel have filed separate comments supporting the recommendation from a consultant, which, as part of an audit of the FirstEnergy Ohio Operating companies' compliance with the corporate separation rules, has recommended that, if FirstEnergy Solutions continues as a retail supplier in Ohio, the name "FirstEnergy" should be removed from the competitive supplier's name

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Report: Maryland Households On Competitive Retail Supply Paid $255 Million More Than SOS From 2014-17

Report Recommends Ending Individual Residential Choice, Limiting Choice To Aggregations

Report Says 5,000 Customers Of Retail Supplier Paid 76% More Than SOS

A report published by The Abell Foundation said that, "from 2014 to 2017, Maryland households have been paying tens of millions of dollars more per year in aggregate to third-party electricity suppliers -- about $255 million more in all than if they had stayed with their utility’s supply offer."

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RetailEnergyX: Work Progresses On Florida Ballot Initiative To Introduce Electric Choice

 

Update: Dayton Power & Light To Actively Market Prepay, TOU Rates For Default Service Customers Under Grid Modernization Plan

--- Includes Targeted Customer Marketing Based On Customer Usage, AMI Data

--- Proposes Time Of Use Default Service Supply Rates As Part Of Grid Modernization Plan

--- Will Also Offer Prepay, But Won't Enable Ability For Retail Suppliers To Offer Prepay Service

--- Seeks Authority For Community Solar, Storage, Microgrid Pilots, Including Residential Battery Storage

--- Would Install AMI, Upgrade Billing System

As part of its proposed offering of Time of Use supply rates and a prepay option for Standard Service Offer (SSO) customers, proposed in its grid modernization plan as exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on December 24 (see story here), Dayton Power & Light will actively market such plans to customers, and will target customers for marketing based on AMI usage data.

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Utility Increasing Default Service Rate, Citing "Sharp Increase" In Wholesale Prices

A utility has filed to increase its default service rate

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NY PSC Secretary Grants Extension Of Deadline For ESCO Compliance With Revised UBPs

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted a further extension for ESCO compliance with the recently revised Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) that had been adopted on January 19, 2018.

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Retail Supplier Withdraws Rate Increase Under Regulatory Change Clause

A retail supplier informed the Connecticut PURA today (Dec. 24) that, "for various business reasons, including ensuring the satisfaction of its customers ..."

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Vistra Energy Retail Supplier To Use Brand Brighten Energy

A Vistra retail supplier will use the trade name ...

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PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate Will Increase 6% On January 1

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service (energy service) rates at Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2019

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Ohio Utility Seeks To Add Parent's Name To Bill; Same Brand Also Used By Active Ohio Retail Supplier

A utility sought approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a billing format change under which ...

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Illinois Provides Clarification On Data Requests Directed To Retail Suppliers Concerning PJM Transmission Cost Refunds To Customers

The ICC issued clarifications to the data requests expounded on retail electric suppliers concerning their provision of transmission cost-related refunds to customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. State Agency Sets Clean Peak Compliance Percentage Applicable To Retail Suppliers For 2019

 

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RetailEnergyX: Conn. PURA Chair Nominated As DEEP Commissioner

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Default Service Price Caps Take Effect

 

December 31

Utility Increasing Default Service Rate, Citing "Sharp Increase" In Wholesale Prices

A utility has filed to increase its default service rate

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Update: Dayton Power & Light To Actively Market Prepay, TOU Rates For Default Service Customers Under Grid Modernization Plan

--- Includes Targeted Customer Marketing Based On Customer Usage, AMI Data

As part of its proposed offering of Time of Use supply rates and a prepay option for Standard Service Offer (SSO) customers, proposed in its grid modernization plan as exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on December 24 (see story here), Dayton Power & Light will actively market such plans to customers, and will target customers for marketing based on AMI usage data.

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Connecticut State Senator Presses PURA On Creation Of "Claims Process" Regarding Inaccurate Retail Supplier Rates

In response to a final Connecticut PURA decision on changes to the Supply Summary Information requirements applicable to retail suppliers, including dropping customers to default service for missing info in certain instances (see details here), Connecticut State Senator Len Suzio wrote in a letter to PURA that he was "sorely disappointed" that PURA did not institute a claims process related to inaccurate billing rates in such decision.

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RetailEnergyX: Work Progresses On Florida Ballot Initiative To Introduce Electric Choice

 

Sustainable Westchester Readies Power Procurement From ESCOs For NYSEG Service Area Municipal Aggregation, Also Adds Another Community

Sustainable Westchester, Inc. (SW) is preparing to conduct a procurement for electricity supply for ESCOs for those communities in its opt-out municipal aggregation in the NYSEG service area.

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Mothballed Units In ERCOT To Retire Permanently

On December 28, 2018, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Wins Summary Judgment On Several Issues In Telephone Consumer Protection Act Case

 

Utility Provides Updated Start Date For Supplier Consolidated Billing Pilot

A utility has filed ...

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy Retires Deely Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Market Monitor Files Complaint At FERC Over Non-Assessment Of Penalty By PJM Against Market Seller

 

December 28

NY PSC Secretary Grants Extension Of Deadline For ESCO Compliance With Revised UBPs

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted a further extension for ESCO compliance with the recently revised Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) that had been adopted on January 19, 2018.

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Rushmore Energy Seeks Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

Rushmore Energy, LLC applied for an ...

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More New York Communities Set To Join Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Several towns authorize CCA

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RetailEnergyX: Some Industry Investors Question If Blockchain In Energy Is Overhyped

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Releases 2019 PJM Load Forecast Report

 

December 27

Updated: Retail Supplier Changes Name To Tomorrow Energy Corp.

Added detail on supplier's name change

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Another Nevada Casino Seeks To Take Competitive Electric Supply, Selects Provider

Another customer has applied at the Nevada PUC to purchase energy supply from a competitive electric provider pursuant to Chapter 704B of the Nevada Revised Statutes and Chapter 704B of the Nevada Administrative Code.

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Wholesale Marketer Receives Retail Supplier License

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Innovations Makes Further Investment In Elderly Care Technology Company

 

Retail Supplier Receives New License As Part Of Internal Reorganization

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Power Trading Blockchain Provider Criticized For Paying "Spruikers", Bots To Promote Offering

 

New Broker Led By Retail Market Vet Receives License

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted ...

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(From 12/20) In Rate Case Order, Pa. PUC Denies Re-allocation Of $100 Million From PECO Distribution Rates To Default Service

PUC: "Distinction ... Between Shopping And Non-Shopping Customers Is Not A Definable [Ratemaking] Classification"

The Pennsylvania PUC in a final order in a PECO rate case has 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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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey BPU Releases Solar REC Transition Straw Proposal

 

December 26

Report: Maryland Households On Competitive Retail Supply Paid $255 Million More Than SOS From 2014-17

Report Recommends Ending Individual Residential Choice, Limiting Choice To Aggregations

Report Says 5,000 Customers Of Retail Supplier Paid 76% More Than SOS

A report published by The Abell Foundation said that, "from 2014 to 2017, Maryland households have been paying tens of millions of dollars more per year in aggregate to third-party electricity suppliers -- about $255 million more in all than if they had stayed with their utility’s supply offer."

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Retail Supplier Withdraws Rate Increase Under Regulatory Change Clause

A retail supplier informed the Connecticut PURA today (Dec. 24) that, "for various business reasons, including ensuring the satisfaction of its customers ..."

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Vistra Energy Retail Supplier To Use Brand Brighten Energy

A Vistra retail supplier will use the trade name ...

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Ohio Utility Proposes Time Of Use Default Service Supply Rates As Part Of Grid Modernization Plan

Will Also Offer Prepay, But Won't Enable Ability For Retail Suppliers To Offer Prepay Service

Seeks Authority For Community Solar, Storage, Microgrid Pilots, Including Residential Battery Storage

Would Install AMI, Upgrade Billing System

Dayton Power & Light has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a distribution modernization plan (DMP)

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco, Delmarva Post New Bypassable Transmission Rates, Changing Total SOS Cost

 

PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate Will Increase 6% On January 1

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service (energy service) rates at Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2019

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Ohio Utility Seeks To Add Parent's Name To Bill; Same Brand Also Used By Active Ohio Retail Supplier

A utility sought approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a billing format change under which ...

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Illinois Provides Clarification On Data Requests Directed To Retail Suppliers Concerning PJM Transmission Cost Refunds To Customers

The ICC issued clarifications to the data requests expounded on retail electric suppliers concerning their provision of transmission cost-related refunds to customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Chamber CEO Defends Electric Choice In Op-Ed

 

ERCOT Receives a Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RESA Seeks Further Extension For ESCO Compliance With Revised New York UBPs

The Retail Energy Supply Association has sought from the New York PSC a further extension for ESCO compliance with the newly revised Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) that had been adopted on January 19, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Has Letter Published Opposing Arizona Electric Choice

 

AEP Texas Intends To Propose System-Wide Distribution Rates Applicable To REPs In Upcoming Rate Case

Files System-wide Rates Cost Study, Says System-wide Rates Do Not Lead To Significant Bill Impacts For Customers, Except For Primary Service

AEP Texas filed a study examining the difference in costs that would occur under delivery rates that are separate for its Central and North divisions, versus introduction of system-wide rates.

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Completes Acquisition of CPower

The affiliate of a retail supplier announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Splitting PG&E Into Separate Utilities, Ending Holding Co, Among Illustrative Options CPUC To Study In Safety Review

 

December 24

Retail Supplier Withdraws Rate Increase Under Regulatory Change Clause

A retail supplier informed the Connecticut PURA today (Dec. 24) that, "for various business reasons, including ensuring the satisfaction of its customers ..."

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Vistra Energy Retail Supplier To Use Brand Brighten Energy

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Ohio Utility Proposes Time Of Use Default Service Supply Rates As Part Of Grid Modernization Plan

Will Also Offer Prepay, But Won't Enable Ability For Retail Suppliers To Offer Prepay Service

Seeks Authority For Community Solar, Storage, Microgrid Pilots, Including Residential Battery Storage

Would Install AMI, Upgrade Billing System

Dayton Power & Light has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a distribution modernization plan (DMP)

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PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate Will Increase 6% On January 1

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service (energy service) rates at Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Recommends Approval Of LIPA Uniform Business Practices For DER Suppliers

 

Ohio Utility Seeks To Add Parent's Name To Bill; Same Brand Also Used By Active Ohio Retail Supplier

A utility sought approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a billing format change under which ...

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Illinois Provides Clarification On Data Requests Directed To Retail Suppliers Concerning PJM Transmission Cost Refunds To Customers

The ICC issued clarifications to the data requests expounded on retail electric suppliers concerning their provision of transmission cost-related refunds to customers.

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ERCOT Receives a Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Selects New Vice Chair

 

RESA Seeks Further Extension For ESCO Compliance With Revised New York UBPs

The Retail Energy Supply Association has sought from the New York PSC a further extension for ESCO compliance with the newly revised Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) that had been adopted on January 19, 2018

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ESCOs Say New York Utilities' Sought Declaratory Ruling Allowing Suspension Of Service To ESCOs An Impermissible Modification To UBP Absent SAPA Notice

Various ESCOs filed comments with the New York PSC opposing a petition from the New York Joint Utilities, who have sought an order from the PSC confirming their ability to terminate ESCOs' access to their systems for not signing a new Data Security Agreement

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AEP Texas Intends To Propose System-Wide Distribution Rates Applicable To REPs In Upcoming Rate Case

Files System-wide Rates Cost Study, Says System-wide Rates Do Not Lead To Significant Bill Impacts For Customers, Except For Primary Service

AEP Texas filed a study examining the difference in costs that would occur under delivery rates that are separate for its Central and North divisions, versus introduction of system-wide rates.

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Completes Acquisition of CPower

The affiliate of a retail supplier announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: BP Sells Three Texas Wind Farms

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY EDCs Say Data Providers Petition On Data Security For GBC Users Now "Moot" In Light Of PSC Action

 

December 21

AEP Texas Intends To Propose System-Wide Distribution Rates Applicable To REPs In Upcoming Rate Case

Files System-wide Rates Cost Study, Says System-wide Rates Do Not Lead To Significant Bill Impacts For Customers, Except For Primary Service

AEP Texas filed a study examining the difference in costs that would occur under delivery rates that are separate for its Central and North divisions, versus introduction of system-wide rates.

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Completes Acquisition of CPower

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Challenging Retail Supplier's Regulatory Change Clause, Consumer Counsel Asks Regulator To Direct Utilities To Hold Supplier Receivables In Escrow, Use Supplier Bond Proceeds To Keep Customers Whole

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel requested that the Connecticut PURA take certain actions to protect customers subject to a regulatory change clause being invoked by Agera Energy, in light of the fact PURA does not have restitution power, should the charge ultimately be found by PURA to be impermissible

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Freepoint Energy Solutions Receives Authority To Serve Residential Customers, Also Expanded Service Area
• Vistra's Broker, EnergyBot, Receives License In New State

Novo Energy Services Receives License In New State

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Texas PUC Adopts TNMP Rate Case Order Imposing New Rider On Retail Electric Providers

Order Eliminates AMS Surcharge, Significantly Reduces Most Discretionary Fees

Order Increases Flat Base Rate Monthly Fees For Residential Service By 50%, Also Increases Volumetric Charge

The Texas PUC has approved without modification a stipulation resolving TNMP's base rate case proceeding.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier: UCB With POR Has Resulted In "Empowering Of Bad Actors"
-- POR: "Enables Less Scrupulous Suppliers To Take Advantage Of Consumers"

 

Final Brattle Report: Current ERCOT Market Design Will Support "More Than Sufficient" Reserve Margins From An Economic Perspective

Final Report Finds Economically Optimal Reserve Margin To Be 9.0%

Final Report Finds Market Equilibrium Reserve Margin As 10.25%

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. has posted a final version of the Estimation of the Market Equilibrium and Economically Optimal Reserve Margins for the ERCOT Region report

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Pennsylvania PUC Proposes Requiring That All Customer Assistance Program (CAP) Customers, At All EDCs, Be Prohibited From Shopping Except Where Retail Supplier Rate Is At Or Below Price To Compare For ENTIRE Term Of Contract

The Pennsylvania PUC today voted to issue a proposed policy statement, offered by Commissioner David Sweet, that would require all electric distribution companies to adopt a program limiting the ability for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to shop, with CAP customers only allowed to shop in a program where the retail supplier's rate is at or below the Price to Compare during all times of the customer's contract

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Retail Supplier, 8 Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Issues Settlement With Retail Supplier For Public Comment

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Finds Current NYISO Metering Requirements For CSPs Unreasonable, Sets Hearing

 

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RetailEnergyX: New PPL Marketplace Offers Online Shopping For Energy-Efficient Products

 

Pa. PUC Proposes Requiring Use Of Rate Ready Billing, %-Off-PTC Product For CAP Shopping Program At FirstEnergy EDCs

PUC Proposes Changes To Customer Referral Program Scripts

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a tentative order addressing various terms of the Customer Assistance Plan (CAP) shopping program at the FirstEnergy EDCs which, effective June 1, 2019, shall be the only means for a CAP customer to take service from a competitive retail supplier

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In Final Order, Pa. PUC Denies Re-allocation Of $100 Million From PECO Distribution Rates To Default Service

PUC: "Distinction ... Between Shopping And Non-Shopping Customers Is Not A Definable [Ratemaking] Classification"

The Pennsylvania PUC in a final order in a PECO rate case has 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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Texas PUC Recommends To Lawmakers That Brokers Be Required To Be Licensed By PUC

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RetailEnergyX: From 12/4: GeorgiaGasSavings Releases First Rankings of Georgia Retail Natural Gas Providers

 

December 20

Pa. PUC Proposes Requiring Use Of Rate Ready Billing, %-Off-PTC Product For CAP Shopping Program At FirstEnergy EDCs

PUC Proposes Changes To Customer Referral Program Scripts

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a tentative order addressing various terms of the Customer Assistance Plan (CAP) shopping program at the FirstEnergy EDCs which, effective June 1, 2019, shall be the only means for a CAP customer to take service from a competitive retail supplier

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In Final Order, Pa. PUC Denies Re-allocation Of $100 Million From PECO Distribution Rates To Default Service

PUC: "Distinction ... Between Shopping And Non-Shopping Customers Is Not A Definable [Ratemaking] Classification"

The Pennsylvania PUC in a final order in a PECO rate case has 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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Regulator To Penalize Supplier Non-Compliance With Next Cycle Rate, Summary Info Requirements

Utilities To Develop Plan For CSRs To Proactively Discuss Supplier Rate Info With Customers; Share Default Service Rates

Regulator Orders Enrolling, Renewing Customers To Be Dropped To Default Service If Supplier Summary Info Not Provided
---Retail Suppliers To Be Charged For Utility System Upgrades

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RetailEnergyX: LG Electronics Selects Retail Supplier For Facilities In Texas, Other States

 

Texas PUC Recommends To Lawmakers That Brokers Be Required To Be Licensed By PUC

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Credo Energy Seeks Broker License
• Novo Energy Services Seeks New License (Led By Retail Market Vet, Backed By Sales Consultant Led By Former NFL Team Corporate Partnership SVP)
• Eligo Energy Receives Authority To Serve New Customers

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MPS Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate Increasing 14%

The Maine PUC has approved new default service rates at Emera Maine - Maine Public District (MPD, formerly MPS).

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Pennsylvania PUC Proposes Requiring That All Customer Assistance Program (CAP) Customers, At All EDCs, Be Prohibited From Shopping Except Where Retail Supplier Rate Is At Or Below Price To Compare For ENTIRE Term Of Contract

The Pennsylvania PUC today voted to issue a proposed policy statement, offered by Commissioner David Sweet, that would require all electric distribution companies to adopt a program limiting the ability for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to shop, with CAP customers only allowed to shop in a program where the retail supplier's rate is at or below the Price to Compare during all times of the customer's contract

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Proposes to Ease Regulatory Burden for Certain Market-Based Rate Sellers

 

Update: PUCO Directs Duke To File "Detailed" Cost Of Service Study, Regarding Default Service (Or CRES) Subsidization, In Next Rate Case

PUCO Directs Duke To Accommodate Supplier Consolidated Billing In CIS Upgrade Plan

Audit Of POR Program Approved

Stipulation Had Been Called "Bad Deal" For Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) said that it adopted a settlement agreement resolving a number of cases governing default service and other matters in Duke Energy Ohio's electric service territory.

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December 19

Update: PUCO Directs Duke To File "Detailed" Cost Of Service Study, Regarding Default Service (Or CRES) Subsidization, In Next Rate Case

PUCO Directs Duke To Accommodate Supplier Consolidated Billing In CIS Upgrade Plan

Audit Of POR Program Approved

Stipulation Had Been Called "Bad Deal" For Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) said that it adopted a settlement agreement resolving a number of cases governing default service and other matters in Duke Energy Ohio's electric service territory.

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Regulator Orders Enrolling, Renewing Customers To Be Dropped To Default Service If Supplier Summary Info Not Provided

Retail Suppliers To Be Charged For Utility System Upgrades

The Connecticut PURA issued a final decision in its review of Supply Summary Information issues, ordering that customers enrolling or renewing with a retail electric supplier will be transferred to standard service if the supplier does not timely provide the Supply Summary Information

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Retail Supplier Changes Name To Tomorrow Energy Corp.

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Total Energy Resources Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Total Energy Resources, LLC applied for ...

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

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RetailEnergyX: Police Charge Door-to-Door Energy Sales Reps With Breaking & Entering

 

Arizona Commission Adopts Policy Statement To Expand Competitive Electric Supply Buy-through Program To Medium-Sized Customers

The Arizona Corporation Commission, on a 5-0 vote, today adopted a policy statement to institute a competitive electric supply buy-through program open to medium-sized C&I customers

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New Hampshire Approves New Default Service Rates

The New Hampshire PUC approved new default electric service rates at ...

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RetailEnergyX: American PowerNet Says Pa. State Agencies Buying Power Using Blockchain-Based Digital Payments Platform

 

PUC Discloses Default Service Providers

The Maine PUC has designated ...

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Closes Acquisition Of Retail Supplier

 

BGE Files Lower Amounts For Bypassable Admin. Charge

Also Files Updates To Rider 8 Reconciliation

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new amounts for its bypassable electricity SOS Administrative Charges

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

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

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DC Adopts As Final 100% RPS Bill

Council States Intent That Utility Shall Not Own Energy Storage

The Council of the District of Columbia passed as final an amended substitute of Bill B22-0904, which increases the District's RPS to 100%

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City of Philadelphia Enters 70-Megawatt Solar Power Purchase Agreement, Price Disclosed

An agency of the City of Philadelphia, PA has entered into a 70-megawatt (MW) solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Settlement That Keeps Retail Customers In AEP Texas Area (With Choice), In Dispute With Co-op

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pat Wood Endorses "Tweak" To ORDC Curve

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ecolab Signs PPA With Texas Wind Farm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Acquires Wind Farm

 

CPower Expands Into Canada, Awarded Position in Ontario's IESO Demand Response Program

CPower Energy Management said that it has been awarded a position in Ontario's IESO Demand Response program and will continue to focus on helping their customers address the Global Adjustment costs.

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December 18

Arizona Commission Adopts Policy Statement To Expand Competitive Electric Supply Buy-through Program To Medium-Sized Customers

The Arizona Corporation Commission, on a 5-0 vote, today adopted a policy statement to institute a competitive electric supply buy-through program open to medium-sized C&I customers

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City of Philadelphia Enters 70-Megawatt Solar Power Purchase Agreement, Price Disclosed

An agency of the City of Philadelphia, PA has entered into a 70-megawatt (MW) solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ...

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CPower Expands Into Canada, Awarded Position in Ontario's IESO Demand Response Program

CPower Energy Management said that it has been awarded a position in Ontario's IESO Demand Response program and will continue to focus on helping their customers address the Global Adjustment costs.

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Affiliate Of South Korean Conglomerate Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Retail Vet Joins Company As Senior Director, Energy Supply

An affiliate of a South Korean conglomerate applied for a Texas REP certificate

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Aggregator Alleges Costs Sought To Be Included Under Supplier's Invocation Of Regulatory Change Clause Do Not Qualify For Pass-Through Treatment

Consumer Counsel To Retain Consultant Regarding Supplier's Action, Review ISO-NE Market Rules

A registered aggregator in Connecticut filed on December 14 a letter with the Connecticut PURA alleging that there have not been any regulatory changes in ISO New England which would authorize a supplier to exercise a regulatory change and pass-through clause under its contracts with certain non-residential customers.

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Centrica Names New CEO Of Centrica Consumer

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Utilities Report Higher Costs Of RECs, SRECs Than Retail Suppliers

 

Retail Gas Marketer Continues Expansion Into Electricity

A retail gas marketer applied for ...

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Regulator Considers "Amnesty" Program For Non-Compliant Retail Suppliers

With Regulator Lacking Restitution Authority, Amnesty Program Would See Suppliers Voluntarily Offer Refunds, Avoid Civil Penalties If Doing So

A regulator will consider an "amnesty" program for retail electric suppliers who may have been non-compliant with the next-cycle rate information requirements

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Retail Supplier Announces Sponsorship of Syracuse University Athletics

An ESCO today announced their sponsorship of Syracuse University Athletics.

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New York Staff: Without Interim Supply Cost Adjustments, Utilities Would Have Under-collected $330 Million During Year, Or 15% Of Statewide Supply Cost

In a report on the yearly reconciliation of default service gas supply costs, Staff of the New York Department of Public Service reported that, without interim adjustments to the supply rates during the year, the state's natural gas utilities would have collectively under-collected by approximately $332 million, or approximately 15% of the statewide gas cost

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Says Market-Based Mechanisms Should Be Explored For Fuel Security, In Releasing Final Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pro-Wind Texas Advocacy Group, Named Powering Texas, Launches

 

December 17

Regulator Considers "Amnesty" Program For Non-Compliant Retail Suppliers

With Regulator Lacking Restitution Authority, Amnesty Program Would See Suppliers Voluntarily Offer Refunds, Avoid Civil Penalties If Doing So

A regulator will consider an "amnesty" program for retail electric suppliers who may have been non-compliant with the next-cycle rate information requirements

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Texas REP Unwinding Business, Transferring Customers To Another REP

Alleges "Material Misrepresentations" In Purchase Agreement

Plans To Relaunch Operations In 2019

A Texas REP announced that it was unwinding its business and transferring customers to another REP

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Says Market-Based Mechanisms Should Be Explored For Fuel Security, In Releasing Final Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pro-Wind Texas Advocacy Group, Named Powering Texas, Launches

 

Spark Energy Announces Management Changes, Resignation Of VP

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") announced the resignation of ...

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AEP Texas Files Higher Amounts For Merger Credits Provided To Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas has filed updated amounts for Rider Merger Savings Credit, which is to provide a one-month credit to retail electric providers, to be effective with the first billing cycle in September 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: GenOn Emerges From Bankruptcy, Names Industry Vets To Management (Commercial Ops, Strategy Leaders Named)

 

Another Retail Supplier Details Costs Being Passed-Through Under Regulatory Change Clause

A supplier, in replying to an inquiry from the Connecticut PURA, has provided more details concerning the specific costs which are being passed-through to certain non-residential customers under a regulatory change clause

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Colonial Energy Receives Expanded Retail Supplier License To Serve Customers In New Service Area

• Sable Power & Gas Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Sale Of Retail Supplier

 

Maryland PSC Authorizes Utilities To Offer Value-Add Behavioral Load Shifting Tool As Part Of Time Of Use Rate Supply Pilots

The Maryland PSC has authorized Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), and Delmarva Power & Light Company to offer to customers in a Time of Use pilot (which includes TOU supply rates for utility supply service) a Behavioral Load Shifting (Shaping) tool.

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Draft Illinois NextGrid Grid Modernization Final Report Posted, Recommends Prioritizing Three Issues

The Illinois Commerce Commission has posted a draft final report in its NextGrid grid modernization proceeding

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Texas Muni Seeking To Renegotiate Long-Term Contracts Due To Higher Costs

 

New York PSC Authorizes NYSERDA To Adjust Vintage REC Prices Used For LSE (ESCO) Compliance With Clean Energy Standard When Price Exceeds ACP

The New York PSC has approved a Phase 3 Implementation Plan for the Clean Energy Standard (CES, similar to RPS)

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RetailEnergyX: Shell and EDP Renewables Joint Venture Wins U.S. Offshore Wind Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: ESCOs, DER Providers File Comments On New York Cybersecurity Requirements

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Staff File Another Whitepaper On Distributed Generation Compensation (Capacity Value Compensation)

 

December 14

New York PSC Approves Time-Varying Electric Supply Rates In ConEd Pilot

Pilot Also Includes Subscription Plan With Overages

The New York PSC has approved various, "innovative rate structures" proposed by Consolidated Edison for electricity customers on a pilot basis

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Retail Market Vet Launches New Broker

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Texas PUC Staff Proposes Changes To Rules Governing Scarcity Pricing Mechanism

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication that would revise certain provisions of the scarcity pricing rules in ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Energy Efficiency Order Addresses Third-Party Access To Green Button Connect (GBC) Data

 

PSC Approves Start Date For New POR Program, Updated POR Discount Rates

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New York ESCO To Offer Community Solar

An ESCO has filed for registration as a New York distributed energy resource supplier

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PUC Issues $100,000 Penalty Against Retail Supplier

The California PUC affirmed a citation against ...

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New York PSC Addresses Utility Ownership Of Storage In Adopting Storage Policy

Directs Competitive Procurement Of 250 MW Of Storage Resources

The New York PSC issued an order directing the utilities to competitively procure 350 MW of storage resources (discussed below).

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RetailEnergyX: Consolidated Edison, Inc. Now #2 Solar Energy Producer In North America

 

December 13

PUC Expands Mechanisms Available For Utilities Moving To Exit The Merchant Function

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has adopted revisions to the rules governing alternate rate plans and merchant function exits for natural gas utilities.

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Massachusetts State Energy Plan Envisions More Renewable Energy Procurements, Other Mandates

Says Policymakers Should, "Explore Options," To Mitigate Price Volatility

The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released a Comprehensive Energy Plan which envisions more clean energy procurements, and other mandates for the electricity supply sector.

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Grid Power Direct Receives License In New State

Grid Power Direct, LLC has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Boston Properties Enters Agreement With Retail Supplier

 

In Proceeding Examining Ban On Shopping For Hardship Customers, Regulator Concerned With POR Mechanics

Schedules Technical Conference

The Connecticut PURA scheduled for January 15, 2019 a technical meeting Docket No. 18-06-02, Review Of Feasibility, Costs And Benefits Of Placing Certain Customers On Standard Service Pursuant To Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 16-245o(m)

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Ohio Sets Non-Solar Renewable Compliance Payment For 2018

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order establishing that the non-solar renewable energy resource compliance payment under R.C. 4928.64(C)(2)(b) shall be ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Solar Energy Generation Growing In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Staff File Whitepapers On Distributed Generation Compensation, Rate Treatment

 

December 12

Arizona Commissioner: "Simple Deregulation" A "Nonstarter," But Says "Regulated Competition" Consistent With Constitutional Charge

Memo Outlines Use Of Range Of Prices, Ability To Challenge "Excessive" Rates As Meeting Constitutional Standard

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson has filed a memo in an ACC proceeding reviewing electric choice, stating that, "simple deregulation is a nonstarter," due to the ACC's duty under the state's constitution, but that a framework of, "regulated competition," would be within the ACC's authority

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Mitsubishi Subsidiary, Active In Retail Gas Market, Expanding To Retail Electricity

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EC Infosystems Announces Internal Promotions and New Hires in 2018’s Last Quarter

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, announced internal promotions as well as several new hires heading into the final stretch of the 2018 fiscal year.

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Retail Energy Vet Launches New Broker

A new broker led by a market vet has launched operations

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Pennsylvania ALJ: More Price Stability And Certainty Is In "Public Interest"

In recommending adoption, without modification, of a settlement in Pike County Light & Power Company's default service plan proceeding (DSP), which would allow Pike County to implement a financial hedging strategy for a portion of its default service load, a Pennsylvania ALJ said that, "More stability and certainty is in the public interest."

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Supreme Court Says PUC May Impose "Financial" Limitations On Shopping
--- Upholds PUCO's Adoption Of Competition Incentive Rider

 

Texas REP Files To Relinquish Certificate

A REP filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its REP certificate

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Order On Luminant Application For Market-Based Rate Authority

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former Worley & Obetz Executives To Stand Trial On Alleged Theft

 

December 11

Arizona Staff Propose Policy Statement To Expand Competitive Electric Supply Buy-through Program To Medium-Sized Customers

Staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission have filed a proposed policy statement to institute a competitive electric supply buy-through program open to medium-sized C&I customers

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ESCO Alleges New York Utility Threatened To Return Customers To Default Service In Billing Dispute

East Coast Power & Gas, LLC ('East Coast') filed with the New York PSC a complaint and formal dispute resolution request for expedited resolution against, "KeySpan Gas East Corporation d/b/a National Grid, ('KEDNY')" [sic], concerning its annual reconciliation charges of over four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) invoiced to East Coast for the months of January, February, March and April 2018 (such charges, the 'Annual Reconciliation').

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Retail Supplier Details Costs Being Passed-Through To Certain C&I Customers Under Change In Law Provision

A retail supplier, in replying to an inquiry from the Connecticut PURA, has provided more details concerning the specific costs which are being passed-through to certain non-residential customers on fixed rate contracts

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RetailEnergyX: Long-Term Contracts Result In Higher Costs For Texas Muni

 

Central Maine Power Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate Increasing Nearly 14%

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer rates for customers at Central Maine Power (CMP), with the residential and small commercial Standard Offer rate increasing nearly 14%.

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Retail Supplier Launches Community Solar in Massachusetts

A retail supplier has launched Community Solar in Massachusetts

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Energy Sponsors Concho Christmas Lights Tour

 

December 10

Retail Choice Advocates Seek To Set Next Steps In Arizona Review Of Electric Choice

Offer Policy Statement That Would Direct Investor-Owned Utilities To Propose Programs For Direct Access Or Buy-Through

The Arizonans for Electric Choice and Competition ("AECC") and Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC ("Calpine") have requested that the Arizona Corporation Commission adopt a process for its next steps in reviewing electric choice issues, and sought the adoption of a policy statement that would direct all investor-owned electric utilities to include proposals allowing for customers to permanently transition to Direct Access service and/or buy-through service as part of the rate period after their next general rate case

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Texas REPs File To Transfer Trade Names, Brands

Two REPs have filed at the Texas PUC to facilitate the transfer of a trade name and brand

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Dismissal Of Aggregator's Application Seeking Certification Under Name "Power of Choosing Inc."

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have moved to dismiss the application of "Power of Choosing Inc." (POC) for an electric aggregator certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica's Hive Thermostat Receives ENERGY STAR Certification

 

Another Nevada Large Customer Seeks To Take Competitive Supply, Selects Provider

Another customer has newly filed with the Nevada PUC to take competitive electricity supply and purchase energy, capacity, and/or ancillary services from a provider of new electric resources pursuant to Chapter 704B of the Nevada Revised Statutes and Chapter 704B of the Nevada Administrative Code.

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PSNH Seeks PUC Approval For Treatment Of Biomass Energy Purchase Requirement

Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource) has filed with the New Hampshire PUC a proposal for how it will comply with Senate Bill 365, which requires the solicitation for the purchase of output from various biomass electric generation facilities, with Eversource stating that it executed the solicitation pursuant to the statutory mandate contained in SB 365 and not as the company’s voluntary act.

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RetailEnergyX: 7X Energy Sells Remaining Power From Texas Solar Project

 

First In ECM (11/5): CL&P Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Nearly 20%; Small C&I Rates To Increase 15%

This story was first published by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on Nov. 5

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First In ECM (11/5): UI Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Nearly 25%; Small C&I Rate To Increase 20%

This story was first published by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on Nov. 5

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From 10/15: Texas Retail Provider To Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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From 8/20: Texas Retail Provider To Pay $50,000 Under Switch-Hold Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Poughkeepsie Selects Administrator For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

December 7

Pennsylvania PUC Finds Utility's Billing Practice To Be "Discriminatory" Against Retail Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order finds that a utility's practice of providing "on-bill" billing for non-utility services to only two select providers is, "discriminatory."

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Report: Number Of Retail Electric Providers Serving Residential Customers At AEP Texas North Falls By 50%

TLSC/ROSE Seeks Review Of REP Products By Zip Code To Review Whether REPs Discriminating On Basis Of Income, Location

The District of Columbia PSC adopted as final revised rules governing the Consumer Bill of Rights, which apply to retail electric and natural gas service to residential customers

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Direct Energy Selling Inside Wal-Marts

 

StateWise Energy Receives Supplier License In New State

Pilot Power Group Receives Supplier License In New State

CIMA Energy Solutions Receives Supplier License In New State

Ameresco Receives License In New State

Statistical Energy Receives Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Power Trader Opposed To ORDC Changes In ERCOT Now Concerned With Impact On Retail Market, Independent Retail Providers

 

Texas PUC Chair Walker Notes Electric Market Moving Towards More Customer-Oriented Ownership, In Discussing Reserve Margin

Says Greater Transparency Needed Into Demand Response, Distributed Generation

Discussing the latest ERCOT CDR report at today's open meeting, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn Walker said that, in light of significant, customer-centric changes in the electric market, ERCOT needs better transparency into the amount of demand response, distributed generation, and self-generation in the system.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy North America Signs Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement To Serve Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Does Not Discuss Energy Market Changes During 12/7 Open Meeting

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Rules On Retail Supplier's Petition Regarding Use Of Out-Of-State Solar RECs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Senate Confirms McNamee To FERC

 

December 6

Texas Senate Committee Report Recommends "Competitive Threshold" Be Established For Large Municipal Electric Utilities

Committee Report Recommends End Of State Power Program (GLO Sale Of Electricity From Selected Retail Provider)

Committee Report Says Capacity Markets "Certainly" Prop Up, "Older, More Inefficient," Power Plants At "Inordinately Burdensome" Cost

The Texas Senate Committee On Business & Commerce has released an Interim Report to the 86th Legislature, addressing competition in municipal utilities and cooperatives, the State Power Program, and resource adequacy

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PSC Adopts New Retail Energy Customer Protection Rules

Final Rules Include New Requirement For TPVs

Nebulous "Future" Pricing Information Obligation Created

Requires Suppliers Must Include "Prominent" Link To PSC's Consumer Rate Board On Website

New Variable Rate Disclosures Required

The District of Columbia PSC adopted as final revised rules governing the Consumer Bill of Rights, which apply to retail electric and natural gas service to residential customers

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Regulator Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier, Opens Investigation of Sales, Marketing Practices

The Illinois Commerce Commission initiated a proceeding to determine whether ...

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PSC Adopts 3-Day Accelerated Switching, Sets Date For Implementation

The District of Columbia PSC has adopted final rules to implement accelerated switching for the retail electric market, with switches to be completed within 3 business days, and the PSC established an implementation date of September 10, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Washington State Regulators Deny Hydro One's Acquisition of Avista Corporation

 

Updated: Illinois Commission Directs Retail Suppliers To Report On If, How They Will Issue Refunds To Customers From FERC Transmission Cost Settlement

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a written order directing retail electric suppliers to respond to data requests concerning the retail electric suppliers' plans to distribute Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-ordered settlement proceeds to end-user customers in the Commonwealth Edison service territory.

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Direct Energy Acquires Multi-State HVAC Provider

Direct Energy announced the acquisition of ...

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Update: Illinois Adopts Price To Compare Language To Be Included On Utility Consolidated Bills Of Retail Supplier Customers

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a written order setting forth the language that Commonwealth Edison is to include on all utility bills to residential and small commercial (under 15,000 kilowatt-hours annually) customers, including utility consolidated bills provided to customers of retail suppliers, concerning the Price to Compare

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PJM Board Says "Comprehensive Package" Of Changes Needed To Address Reserve Procurement And Pricing Issues, Directs Development Of Specific Changes

The PJM Board of Managers has issued a letter to stakeholders directing that PJM develop with stakeholders a "comprehensive package" of changes to meaningfully address reserve procurement and pricing issues.

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RetailEnergyX: Final Connecticut Interim Decision Finds Millstone At Risk, Does Not Address Any Potential PPAs

 

December 5

Updated: Illinois Commission Directs Retail Suppliers To Report On If, How They Will Issue Refunds To Customers From FERC Transmission Cost Settlement

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a written order directing retail electric suppliers to respond to data requests concerning the retail electric suppliers' plans to distribute Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-ordered settlement proceeds to end-user customers in the Commonwealth Edison service territory.

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Direct Energy Acquires Multi-State HVAC Provider

Direct Energy announced the acquisition of ...

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Update: Illinois Adopts Price To Compare Language To Be Included On Utility Consolidated Bills Of Retail Supplier Customers

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a written order setting forth the language that Commonwealth Edison is to include on all utility bills to residential and small commercial (under 15,000 kilowatt-hours annually) customers, including utility consolidated bills provided to customers of retail suppliers, concerning the Price to Compare

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PJM Board Says "Comprehensive Package" Of Changes Needed To Address Reserve Procurement And Pricing Issues, Directs Development Of Specific Changes

The PJM Board of Managers has issued a letter to stakeholders directing that PJM develop with stakeholders a "comprehensive package" of changes to meaningfully address reserve procurement and pricing issues.

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WGL Energy Seeks License In New State

WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) applied for ...

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Wholesale Marketer To Expand To Serve Retail Choice Customers, Adds Market Vets

A wholesale marketer applied for ...

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Utilities File Adopted Increases To POR Discount Rates

Pepco and Delmarva have filed with the Maryland PSC compliance filings showing the final updated purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland PSC Revamps Utility Complaint Division, Adds Capabilities

 

BHE Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase Nearly 16%

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer rates for customers at Emera Maine – Bangor Hydro District (BHE), with the residential and small commercial Standard Offer rate increasing nearly 16%.

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Regulator Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier Plans To Distribute FERC-Related Transmission Refunds

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Names New EVP Of Generation, Among Leadership Changes

 

Direct Energy Launches Texas Energy Plan with Donation for Local Children’s Hospitals

Direct Energy today unveiled a new plan for Texas customers under which it will ...

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Illinois Approves Listing Price To Compare Information On Utility Bills Of Customers Served By Retail Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission today voted to approve a final order authorizing Commonwealth Edison to include Price to Compare information on residential and small commercial (under 15,000 kilowatt-hours annually) utility consolidated bills

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December 4

Regulator Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier Plans To Distribute FERC-Related Transmission Refunds

A regulator has opened ...

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Direct Energy Launches Texas Energy Plan with Donation for Local Children’s Hospitals

Direct Energy today unveiled a new plan for Texas customers under which it will ...

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Illinois Approves Listing Price To Compare Information On Utility Bills Of Customers Served By Retail Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission today voted to approve a final order authorizing Commonwealth Edison to include Price to Compare information on residential and small commercial (under 15,000 kilowatt-hours annually) utility consolidated bills

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Retail Energy Holding Company Purchases Broker

A parent of a retail supplier and broker announced that it had acquired ...

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Arizona Commissioner Concerned Rural Residential Customers Wouldn't Receive As Many Competitive Offers If Electric Choice Introduced

During the initial workshop in the Arizona Corporation Commission's latest considerations of electric choice, Commissioner Boyd Dunn expressed concern that residential customers in the rural parts of the state would not see the same benefits of electric choice as other customers.

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RetailEnergyX: GeorgiaGasSavings Releases First Rankings of Georgia Retail Natural Gas Providers

 

Survey: Nearly 9 Out Of 10 Americans Want Options in Their Electric Service

A study released today by NRG and Quadrant Strategies says that eighty-nine percent of U.S. residents support having the ability to choose their electric service provider

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Start-up Broker Led By Market Vets Announces Early Success

A recently launched broker announced ...

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New Wave Energy Corp Seeks Licenses In New State
• Plymouth Rock Energy Receives License In New State
• Alpha Gas and Electric Receives Authority To Serve New Service Area

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FERC Accepts ISO-NE Proposal To Impose New Fuel Security Costs On Retail Suppliers, Load

Dismisses Concerns About Risk Premiums, Says That's Life For LSEs

FERC has accepted as filed ISO New England's proposal regarding the allocation of out-of-market costs of resources retained for fuel security, as FERC agreed that such costs shall be allocated to load serving entities on a regional basis using the Real-Time Load Obligation allocator

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Latest ERCOT CDR Report Shows Tightening Reserve Margins, But Above Draft Economically Optimal Reserve Margin For Upcoming Years Except For 2019

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) today released its December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report, which includes planning reserve margins for the next five years.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $150,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation

A retail supplier agreed to ...

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RetailEnergyX: ONEnergy Sells Home Comfort Business

 

December 3

UGI Energy Services Acquires Book Of Retail Customers

UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES), a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, announced the purchase of ...

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Energy Management Company (Broker) Acquires Renewable Energy Developer

An energy management and efficiency service provider whose services include energy procurement consulting, announced that it has acquired ...

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Start-up Texas Retail Provider Led By Market Vet, Back By Commodities Firm Receives REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor To Provide Bill Credits For Any Interest Rate Savings From InfraREIT Acquisition

 

Large Northeast Retail Provider Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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SVP Who Leads Retail Supplier To Take On Additional Responsibilities After Parent's Merger Completed

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has announced the executive team that will lead the combined company following the close of the pending merger with Vectren Corporation, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019.

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NY PSC Secretary Grants Additional Time For Responses To Utilities' Petition Seeking Confirmation That Utilities May Cease Retail Access To ESCOs Not Signing Data Security Agreement

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted parties additional time to respond to a petition for a declaratory ruling, filed by the joint utilities, in which the utilities had asked that the PSC confirm the utilities’ right under the Uniform Business Practices (UBP) to discontinue an ESCO's access to the utilities' various systems, in their relevant retail access programs, if such ESCO fails to meet minimum data security standards, including the execution of a Data Security Agreement (DSA).

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PUCO To Accept Comments On Audit Report Which Says "FirstEnergy" Brand Should Be Dropped From FirstEnergy Solutions Name

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set forth a comment schedule concerning a final report from the SAGE Management Consultants, LLC (SAGE) on a Compliance Audit of the FirstEnergy Operating Companies (including the Ohio regulated utilities, or Ohio Companies) with the Corporate Separation Rules of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Generator Markups In ERCOT Due To Weather Generate $2.1 Billion In Transfers From Consumers To Producers

 

Declining Pennsylvania Residential Electric Shopping Sees Marginal Improvement In November

Pennsylvania saw a marginally lower decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply statewide from late October to late November, as compared to recent monthly declines.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files 4CP Dates, Report

 

Mission:data Seeks NY PSC Declaratory Ruling Utilities Cannot Require Data Security Agreements For DER Providers Solely Using Green Button Connect

Mission:data Coalition petitioned the New York PSC to issue a declaratory ruling, "affirming its October 19, 2017 Order Establishing Oversight Framework and Uniform Business Practices for Distributed Energy Resource Suppliers in Case 15-M-0180 ('DER Oversight Order')," and specifically affirming "that the Commission expressly prohibits any utility offering Green Button Connect ('GBC') from requiring Distributed Energy Resource Suppliers ('DER Suppliers') to sign Data Security Agreements, and related documents such as a Self-Attestation of Information Security Controls (together, the 'DSAs'), as a condition of using GBC."

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RetailEnergyX: NiMo, KeySpan LDCs File Revised GTOP Manuals

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York EDI Workgroup Files Proposed Changes To EDI Standards

 

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RetailEnergyX: 7X Energy Sells More Power From Solar Project in West Texas

 

November 30

Texas Company To Pay $185,000 In Penalties And Refunds To Resolve Alleged Service As Retail Provider Without PUC Certificate

A Texas company would pay an administrative penalty of $96,000 and issue refunds totaling almost $89,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve allegations that it was providing services as a retail electric provider without the requisite REP certificate

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Texas Retail Provider Raises Concern With Aggregator's Name

A REP filed on November 29 a motion to intervene in the Texas PUC docket concerning the application of ...

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Affiliate Of Retail Supplier To Acquire CPower Energy Management

An affiliate of a retail supplier has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc. (trade name "CPower") from H.I.G. Capital

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RetailEnergyX: Report: FirstEnergy Solutions Creditors Examining If Retaining Retail Business Advantageous, Exelon Files Suit

 

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

A QSE would pay $15,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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RetailEnergyX: Report: "New" Texas Retail Provider Targets Oil & Gas Industry

 

Texas PUC Approves New Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overcharges

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has approved new interest rates applicable to REP deposits and over-billings, consistent with the calculations set forth by rule

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RetailEnergyX: South Carolina State Senator Says He Will Introduce Bill To Require Electric Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Air Liquide Signs Long-Term PPA With Energy Marketer For Texas Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Of Pennsylvania Lawmakers Say PJM Capacity Market Opt-Out "May Be" Solution To Keep Nuclear Plants Open

 

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RetailEnergyX: Freedom Solar Power Launches "First-of-Its-Kind" Commercial Solar Financing Vehicle in Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Several Parties File Stipulation To Integrate Rayburn SPP Load Into ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Supports World’s Largest Commercial Electric Vehicle Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Accepts FTR Tariff Revisions At PJM

 

November 29

Affiliate Of Retail Supplier To Acquire CPower Energy Management

An affiliate of a retail supplier has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc. (trade name "CPower") from H.I.G. Capital

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Complaint Alleges Another Retail Supplier Is Newly Passing-Through Changed ISO Capacity Costs Under Fixed Rate Contract

A non-residential customer complaint received by the Connecticut PURA alleges that ...

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Duquesne Light Medium C&I Electric Supply Rate Increasing 20%

Residential, Small C&I Rates Falling

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved the Default Service Supply rates at Duquesne Light for the period beginning December 1, 2018

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Texas PUC Staff Issue Updated List Of POLRs To Reflect Corrections

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a corrected list of Providers of Last Resort for the 2019-2020 term, to reflect a change in ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Rescinds Licenses Of 7 Brokers

 

Regulator Approves Stipulation In Utility Expenditure Case Which Includes Retail Market Provisions

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved, without modification, a stipulation among several parties in a proceeding addressing a proposed Capital Expenditure Program (CEP) at Columbia Gas of Ohio, with the stipulation including several provisions related to the retail natural gas market

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License Briefs

• Power Brokers Receives License In New State
• Deep Ellum Power & Gas Receives New License
• Start-up Complete Business Solutions Seeks Broker License

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning suppliers from the November 2018 auction for a portion of Standard Service Offer supplies at AEP Ohio.

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RetailEnergyX: Dominion Says Virginia Green Tariff Option Has 30,000 Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Issues RFPs For Grid Modernization Workgroup Facilitators, Including Customer Data Access Workgroup

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Proposes To Re-adopt Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules For Customer Complaints

 

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RetailEnergyX: ISO New England Expects To Have Adequate Resources This Winter

 

November 28

DC 100% RPS Bill Which Passes First Reading Omits Mandate For Retail Suppliers To Enter Long-Term PPAs For Supply

RESA Urges Elimination Of Proposed Utility-Run Energy Efficiency Programs From Bill

The Council of the District of Columbia passed on first reading Bill B22-0904, which would increase the District's RPS to 100%

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Starbucks Signs Long-Term Supply Agreement With Retail Supplier, Covering 340 Stores

Starbucks has signed a long-term agreement with ...

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Agway Energy Services Launches In New State, Includes Bundled Value-Add Offering

Launches New Sponsorship As Part of Entry

Agway Energy Services, LLC ("Agway Energy"), a subsidiary of Suburban Propane, LP, announced its expansion into ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) "Profiles" Customers Into Well-Drawn Personalities

 

ESCOs Seek Extension To Respond To New York Utilities' Petition For Confirmation Utilities May Cease Retail Access To ESCOs Not Signing Data Security Agreement

The New York Retail Choice Coalition and Supporting Energy Services Entities (the DSA Coalition) has requested that the New York PSC extend the time to respond to a petition for a declaratory ruling, filed by the joint utilities, in which the utilities had asked that the PSC confirm the utilities’ right under the Uniform Business Practices (UBP) to discontinue an ESCO's access to the utilities' various systems, in their relevant retail access programs, if such ESCO fails to meet minimum data security standards, including the execution of a Data Security Agreement (DSA).

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RetailEnergyX: Ørsted Signs 500 MW In Texas PPAs With Exxon

 

ConEdison Solutions Registers As New York Distributed Generation Provider, For Mass Market Activities

Consolidated Edison Solutions has submitted to the New York PSC registration as a Distributed Energy Resource Supplier, for its mass market and community solar business activities.

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Illinois Approves Default Service Procurement Plan

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved, as filed, the Illinois Power Agency's 2019 electricity default service procurement

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RetailEnergyX: WGL Energy Sponsoring Light Up Dr. Bear Donation Campaign

 

Start-up Novo Energy Services Receives License In New State

Novo Energy Services LLC has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: LVB Q&A With American PowerNet President

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Among New Investors In ChargePoint

 

November 27

Complaint Alleges Retail Supplier Using Regulatory Change Clause To Newly Pass-Through ISO Costs

A non-residential customer complaint received by the Connecticut PURA alleges that ...

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Utilities Set Start Date For New POR Program

Two utilities have filed the start date for a new POR program

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Former Commodities Risk Manager Launches Start-up Broker

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shareholders Approve Sale Of Retail Supplier
-- Supplier Reports Earnings

 

From 11/26: Smart Buildings Provider Albireo Energy Acquires Retail Energy Broker Taylor Consulting and Contracting

A building automation company has acquired ...

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Natural Gas Supplier Seeks To Add Brokering To License
• Texas-based Broker Receives License In Northeast State

• Single Source Energy Solutions Receives License In New State

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Regulator Denies Protective Order For Retail Supplier Data Included In Discovery

The Connecticut PURA has denied a protective order, sought by retail suppliers, concerning responses to various interrogatories expounded on the electric distribution companies by the Office of Consumer Counsel in a proceeding reviewing whether all hardship customers should be returned to default service.

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New York Utilities File Revised Amounts For Reconciliation Refunds Available To Default Service Customers

NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric have filed revised annual reconciliations of natural gas costs for the 12-month period ending August 2018, which will impact the reconciliation credit provided to default service customers.

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Utility Faults Consumer Counsel Comparison Of Rates In Auction Push

The East Ohio Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio (DEO) filed comments with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio opposing the Ohio Consumers' Counsel proposal to require all large utilities to use a wholesale auction (except where an SCO auction is already authorized), rather than a Gas Cost Recovery mechanism, to procure default service supplies

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Agg. Selects Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Total Sees Itself As "Uber" Of French Retail Energy Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Sub. Launches Environmental Consulting, Equipment Provider For Generators

 

November 26

Smart Buildings Provider Acquires Retail Energy Broker

A building automation company has acquired ...

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ESCOs Concerned Spike In ConEd UFE Values Reflect Incorrect Data

ESCOs have requested that Consolidated Edison convene a stakeholder meeting to address concerns from the ESCOs that Consolidated Edison's ("ConEd") Unaccounted for Electricity ("UFE") value reported to the New York Independent System Operator ("NYISO") for Zone J (i.e., New York City) for the months of April 2018, May 2018 and June 2018 ("Spring 2018 UFE Issue") is incorrect

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Retail Market Vet Joins Vistra's Broker, Energy Bot, As Head of Commercial Sales

A market vet has joined Blitz Ventures, Inc. d/b/a Energy Bot

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RetailEnergyX: New ComEd CEO: Market Has "Inadequate Consumer Protections"

 

Settlement Would Allow Pennsylvania Utility To Use Financial Hedge For Portion Of Default Service Load

A settlement would allow an EDC to implement a financial hedging strategy for a portion of its default service load, "to promote price stability..."

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PSC Issues Order On Dispute In Calculation Of Purchase of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

Payment Posting Processing Order, And Impact On POR, To Be Investigated

The Maryland PSC has issued letter orders regarding the calculation of the purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates at Pepco and Delmarva, which has been disputed as part of the annual update to the rates

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Cites "Highly Competitive" North American Market, U.S. Volatility Impacts In Trading Statement

 

Vistra's Broker, Energy Bot, Seeks License In New State

Blitz Ventures, Inc. d/b/a Energy Bot applied for ...

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Voltus Seeks License In New State

Voltus, Inc. applied for ...

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Texas REP Files To Relinquish REP Certificate

A REP filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its REP Certificate

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Agway Reports Customer Count, Financial Data

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. presented an update on its retail energy supply business, Agway Energy Services, LLC, in a 10-K filing.

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RetailEnergyX: Emera Finds Buyer For Three New England Gas-Fired Power Plants

 

PSC Opens Investigation Of Demand Response Aggregation Of Retail Supplier Customers, Including Aggregation By Non-LSE Third Parties

The Michigan PSC has opened a proceeding (Case No. U-20348) to examine issues related to the demand response aggregation of customers of retail suppliers (alternatives electric suppliers, or AESs)

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Proposed Decision Would Mandate That California Utilities Purchase Local RA For All LSEs, Including Retail Suppliers

A proposed decision from two California ALJs would adopt a multi-year local resource adequacy (RA) requirement with the investor-owned utilities acting as a central buyer for all LSEs, including retail suppliers

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PURA Denies Retail Supplier Objections To Interrogatories In Review Of Hardship Customer Shopping

The Connecticut PURA has dismissed objections, raised by retail suppliers, to various interrogatories expounded on the electric distribution companies by the Office of Consumer Counsel in a proceeding reviewing whether all hardship customers should be returned to default service.

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New York PSC Approves NFGD Tariff Change Related To Renewable Natural Gas

The New York PSC has approved tariff changes filed by National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation related to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

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RetailEnergyX: Columnist Favors Electric Choice Over Municipalization For Colorado

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY Utilities File Proposed Incentives For Fast Charging EV Chargers

 

November 21

WGL Holdings' Retail Energy Marketing Segment Reports Lower Unit Margins In Electricity

Customer Count Relatively Flat

For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, WGL Holdings' Retail Energy Marketing Segment reported Adjusted EBIT of ...

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New York ESCO Acquiring Book Of Customers

An ESCO is acquiring a book of NY customers from ...

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

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted start-up Novo Energy Services LLC an electric broker license to serve all customer classes in all service areas

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Names New CEO

 

New York ESCO Responds To Notice of Apparent Failure From DPS Staff

An ESCO has submitted to New York Department of Public Service Staff responses to a Notice of Apparent Failure ("NOAF") dated October 24, 2018.

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Mass. DPU Approves Lower Basic Service Cost Adder At Unitil

The Massachusetts DPU has approved an updated basic service costs adder (BSCA) at Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files Regulation Market Tariff Changes To Reduce Occurrence Of Large Spikes In Clearing Prices

 

Maryland PSC Weighs Whether Retail Supplier's Receivables Should Be Excluded From POR Due To Inclusion Of Customer Charity Donations In Receivables

Including Broker Fee As Eligible For POR Discussed

Staff: May Need To Look At Whether Gift Cards, Airline Miles, Rewards Are Eligible For POR

During its administrative meeting today, the Maryland PSC heard from PSC Staff concerning Staff's recommendation that receivables related to a charitable donation portion of a customer's bill with a retail supplier, under a specific business model of a broker, be deemed ineligible for inclusion in the utilities' purchase of receivables program

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) Announces Share Repurchase And Concurrent Block Trade

 

PSC Approves Decrease In Utility's Residential POR Discount Rate; Increase For Commercial Customers

The Maryland PSC approved at Washington Gas Light new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates, with an effective date of November 20, 2018.

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SFE Energy Enters New State

SFE Energy will launch energy programs for homes and businesses in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Transparency Of Large Texas Electricity Co-op Again Questioned As Severance Payout Confirmed

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Generation Names Stalking Horse Bidder For West Lorain Power Plant

 

November 20

New York ESCO Acquiring Book Of Customers

An ESCO is acquiring a book of NY customers from ...

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Maryland PSC Weighs Whether Retail Supplier's Receivables Should Be Excluded From POR Due To Inclusion Of Customer Charity Donations In Receivables

Including Broker Fee As Eligible For POR Discussed

Staff: May Need To Look At Whether Gift Cards, Airline Miles, Rewards Are Eligible For POR

During its administrative meeting today, the Maryland PSC heard from PSC Staff concerning Staff's recommendation that receivables related to a charitable donation portion of a customer's bill with a retail supplier, under a specific business model of a broker, be deemed ineligible for inclusion in the utilities' purchase of receivables program

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PSC Approves Decrease In Utility's Residential POR Discount Rate; Increase For Commercial Customers

The Maryland PSC approved at Washington Gas Light new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates, with an effective date of November 20, 2018.

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SFE Energy Enters New State

SFE Energy will launch energy programs for homes and businesses in ...

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Parent of Retail Supplier Acquires Broker

The parent of a retail supplier has acquired ...

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ComEd Seeks To Implement Time Of Use Supply Rate Option With More Rate "Certainty"

Commonwealth Edison has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission proposed tariffs to implement a pilot Time of Use (TOU) electricity supply option that has greater "price certainty" than ComEd's currently authorized real-time supply pricing program.

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Retail Market Vet Starts New Broker

A start-up applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Competitive Energy "Scams" Hit Poor African Americans, Latinos The Hardest, Complaints Show

 

RESA Cites Concerns With New Definition For Third Party Verification In Retail Market Rules

Definition References Customer Access To "Future" Pricing Information, Not Cited Elsewhere In Rules

The Retail Energy Supply Association raised concerns with several of the revisions contained in the District of Columbia's most recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for changes to its Consumer Bill of Rights, which apply to retail electric and natural gas service to residential customers

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE North America’s Distributed Solar Team Closes Investment From Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Energy Investing Group

 

Retail Supplier To Cease Marketing In Illinois Under Consent Decree

Supplier Will Provide $3 Million In Refunds

AG Again Calls For End To Residential Electric Choice

Illinois Attorney General (AG) Lisa Madigan says retail supplier has, "agreed to enter into a consent decree to provide refunds totaling $3 million to more than 176,000 customers."

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Texas PUC Staff Propose New Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overcharges

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed new interest rates applicable to REP deposits and over-billings, consistent with the calculations set forth by rule

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rejects Generator’s Complaint That California Resource Adequacy Mechanism Unjust; Generator Had Sought To Compel Introduction Of Centralized Capacity Procurement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Mexican C&I Electricity Supply Tariffs Have Soared As Much As 500% Due To New Pricing Formula

 

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RetailEnergyX: NJ BPU Advances Nuclear Subsidies, Adopts Customer Charge

 

November 19

Retail Supplier To Cease Marketing In Illinois Under Consent Decree

Supplier Will Provide $3 Million In Refunds

AG Again Calls For End To Residential Electric Choice

Illinois Attorney General (AG) Lisa Madigan says retail supplier has, "agreed to enter into a consent decree to provide refunds totaling $3 million to more than 176,000 customers."

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Sustainable Westchester Municipal Aggregation Selects ESCO For Customers In ConEd Service Area, Rates Posted

New City Joins Aggregation

Sustainable Westchester disclosed in an opt-out notice that ...

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New York PSC Approves Tariff Filing Revising Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Program

The New York PSC has approved tariff filings from Consolidated Edison (ConEd, Con Edison, or the Company) modifying ...

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ARM: "Radical" Argument From CenterPoint-TDU Concerning TDU Battery Ownership Under PURA Suggests TDUs May, "In Effect," Rebundle

Texas stakeholders filed reply comments with the Texas PUC concerning the PUC's review of TDU ownership of batteries and other non-traditional technologies

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RetailEnergyX: SDG&E Floating Exit From Commodity Supplier Role, State Agency Or Contracted Third Party Would Serve As POLR

 

Pa. PUC Adopts Final Order Maintaining Five Day "Waiting Period" For Gas Customer Switches

Says Will "Soon" Propose Regulatory Changes To Accelerate Switching Process

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted as final, without modification, a previously issued tentative order that would continue the five-day waiting period when a customer chooses a natural gas supplier (NGS) or returns to natural gas distribution company (NGDC) service and would, therefore, maintain the waiver of the Commission’s regulations at 52 Pa. Code §§ 59.93(2) (relating to customer contacts with NGSs) and 59.94 (relating to time frames for switching), to the extent necessary to maintain the five-day waiting period

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Settles Suit From Defunct Supplier's Trustee For $100,000

 

Zenergy, Parent Of Texas REP, Reports Quarterly Results

Zenergy Brands, Inc., the parent of Texas retail provider Enertrade Electric, has filed a 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Claims: Spanish-Speaking Customers In Texas "Likely" Overpaying For Electricity
--- Again Calls For "Full Price" To Be Listed

 

FERC Grants MISO Waiver Of Offer Cap During Winter

FERC granted the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) a limited waiver of ...

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of December 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: DTE Says Lower Natural Gas Costs Will Reduce Bills This Winter

 

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Draft Would Find Millstone At Risk, Does Not Address Any Potential PPAs

 

November 16

Retail Supplier Files For Bankruptcy

A retail supplier and several affiliates have filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

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Pennsylvania State Agency Proposes Utilities Enter Long-Term Contracts For Supply

Urges State To "Consider" Utility Ownership Of Generation

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a final Solar Future Plan for the state which recommends development of guidelines for "limited" use of long-term utility contracts with solar developers

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Crius Discloses Final Purchase Price For Earlier Book Acquisition

In its Q3 earnings report, Crius Energy Trust disclosed the final purchase price for a book acquisition completed earlier this year

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Joins Community Energy Blockchain Trial

 

East Coast Power & Gas Receives Supplier Licenses In New State

A PSC recently granted East Coast Power & Gas of New Jersey, LLC, d/b/a East Coast Power & Gas, electric and natural gas supplier licenses to ...

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Freepoint Energy Solutions Seeks Expanded Retail Supplier License To Serve New Service Area, Residential Customers

Freepoint Energy Solutions LLC applied for an expanded ...

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Texas Moving Forward With Territory-Wide Advanced Meter Deployment

 

New York Directs Utilities To Include Default Service Costs In Price Guarantee Applicable To New EV Rates

The New York PSC has issued an order directing several utilities to include default service costs when calculating a price guarantee provided to customers on new electric vehicle charging rates

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica To Develop New Products, Services Aimed At Improving The Quality Of Carers’ Lives

 

New York PSC Approves Renewal Of Sustainable Westchester Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Affirms SW's Ability To Serve Assistance Program Customers Without Guaranteeing Savings Ends With Any New Contract

The New York PSC has authorized the renewal of Sustainable Westchester (SW), Inc.'s opt-out municipal electricity aggregation program (Westchester Power), also known as community choice aggregation (CCA)

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RetailEnergyX: European Court Blocks U.K. Capacity Market

 

November 15

Crius Discloses Final Purchase Price For Earlier Book Acquisition

In its Q3 earnings report, Crius Energy Trust disclosed the final purchase price for a book acquisition completed earlier this year

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New York PSC Approves Renewal Of Sustainable Westchester Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Affirms SW's Ability To Serve Assistance Program Customers Without Guaranteeing Savings Ends With Any New Contract

The New York PSC has authorized the renewal of Sustainable Westchester (SW), Inc.'s opt-out municipal electricity aggregation program (Westchester Power), also known as community choice aggregation (CCA)

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RetailEnergyX: IGS Solar Uses Solar Revenue Put For 35 MW of Solar Power Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: American Efficient Acquires Energy Analytics Firm PlotWatt

 

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Shell Launches "Energy Inside", Offering Subscription Service Pairing Retail Energy, Other Services (HVAC, Controls, Storage)

Shell launched a new offering, Shell Energy Inside, which is a subscription approach to smart buildings and pairs technologies such as HVAC, lighting, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and building controls together with retail power supply and demand response.

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Wholesale Marketer Seeks Retail Supplier License

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PECO Posts Updated Dec. 1 Prices To Compare On Updated Transmission Rates

Residential, Small Commercial PTCs Increasing Dec. 1

PECO has posted updated electric Prices to Compare for the three-month period beginning December 1 which now reflect the transmission rate change scheduled to take effect December 1

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Summer Energy Reports Compressed Unit Margins

In reporting quarterly earnings, Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent of retail suppliers in Texas and the Northeast, reported compressed unit margins

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy North America Signs PPA With EDF Renewables

 

CustomerFirst Renewables Seeks Natural Gas License

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Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the October 22 auction for a portion of Standard Service Offer (SSO) supplies at the FirstEnergy Ohio electric distribution companies

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Retail Supplier Seeks New License As Part Of Internal Reorganization

Eco-Energy Natural Gas, LLC applied for an Ohio retail natural gas supplier license

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As Part Of Ending Municipal Aggregation Business, Crius May "Divest" Current Municipal Aggregation Book

Crius Announces Results Of Review Of Strategic Alternatives For Solar Business

Crius Reports Lower Customer Count, Adjusted EBITDA

In announcing earnings today, Crius Energy Trust announced the results of the strategic review for alternatives for its solar business

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PUC Issues Waiver Of Third Party Verification For Certain Sales

A PUC has granted, at the request of several retail suppliers, a waiver of the third party verification requirement contained in its rules for ...

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November 14

As Part Of Ending Municipal Aggregation Business, Crius May "Divest" Current Municipal Aggregation Book

Crius Announces Results Of Review Of Strategic Alternatives For Solar Business

Crius Reports Lower Customer Count, Adjusted EBITDA

In announcing earnings today, Crius Energy Trust announced the results of the strategic review for alternatives for its solar business

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PUC Issues Waiver Of Third Party Verification For Certain Sales

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Nstar Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 20%

Small C&I Rate To Increase 17%

Nstar (Eversource Energy-Eastern MA service area) filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning January 1, 2019

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Consumers' Counsel: All Large Gas Utilities Should Use Competitive Auction For Default Service

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel has filed comments in a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rulemaking concerning the natural gas GCR (Gas Cost Recovery) rules recommending that all large natural gas utilities should use a competitive auction to procure default service supplies

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More Nevada Customers Seek To Take Competitive Supply, PUC Approves Terms For Others To Leave Utility Supply

Exit Fee Set at Zero For Newly Constructed Development

Several additional customers have filed with the Nevada PUC to take competitive electricity supply, while the PUC recently adopted orders setting forth the exit fees for other departing customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Only Allow Retail Electric Providers To Contract With "Approved" IT Providers Designated By PUC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Require Retail Providers To Notify Customers Of Payment Assistance Programs In Disconnect Notice

 

First In EnergyChoiceMatters.com (10/19): NRG Acquiring Retail Customer Books, Brand Assets From Texas REP

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First In EnergyChoiceMatters.com (11/9): NRG Reports Purchase Price For Retail Books Including 115,000 Customers

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From 10/4: C Wave Power & Gas Acquiring Sunwave Gas & Power

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Supports Mobile (On-Demand) EV Charging Study

 

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RetailEnergyX: National Grid Makes Investment In AutoGrid

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Opens Pittsburgh Location

 

November 13

Green Group Seeks To Impose "Symmetric" Procurement Requirements On Retail Suppliers If Recommended Use of Long-Term PPAs Approved For SOS

In comments on the structure of electricity SOS in the District of Columbia, the Sierra Club urged the adoption of long-term PPAs for SOS, and further said that, "Sierra Club supports applying PPA requirements for all SOS customer classes, and also for competitive electricity suppliers in addition to SOS."

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Retail Supplier Engaging In Peer-to-Peer Renewable Energy Sales From Distributed Solar

A retail supplier has deployed a peer-to-peer (P2P) renewable energy trading platform at its headquarters

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Pepco Now Says SOS Minimum Stay Provision For Non-residential Customers "Could" Be Eliminated

In comments on the structure of electricity SOS in the District of Columbia (part of a biennial review), Pepco said that, "the minimum stay restrictions for non-residential customers could be eliminated."

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RetailEnergyX: Vail Resorts Selects Supplier For Long-Term Wind Energy Contract

 

AEP Texas, Co-Op Reach Settlement To Transfer Disputed Tract To AEP, Allowing Current Customers To Maintain Service From Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas and Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (RGEC) have reached a settlement under which existing customers of AEP Texas in the Uvalde Estate Subdivision, who are served by retail electric providers, may continue to be served by AEP Texas and such REPs

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Launches New Branding Campaign Featuring Technology That, "Make[s] The Future Brighter"

 

Start-up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate
• Eligo Energy Seeks To Serve New Service Areas

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Another City In New York To Join Westchester Power Municipal Aggregation

Another city is joining SW's muni aggregation

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RetailEnergyX: TNMP Posts SAC04 Code For New Rider Charged To Retail Providers, As Interim Approval Granted

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Advisor, Broker 5 Named To Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned Companies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Oxy Invests In Texas Power Plant Designed To Capture CO2

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Energy’s Battery Energy Storage Contract Receives California PUC Approval

 

November 12

Orange & Rockland To Revise Tariff Language Regarding Recovery Of Supply Costs

Rate Case Joint Proposal Also Addresses Other Retail Market Issues

A joint proposal filed in Orange & Rockland's current electric and natural gas rate cases addresses several retail market issues

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Genie Retail Energy Discloses Purchase Price For Prism Solar Technologies

In a 10-Q, Genie Retail Energy (GRE) disclosed the purchase price for its previously reported acquisition of a majority stake of Prism Solar Technologies

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Retail Supplier Acquires Customer Book From ESCO

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FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs To Propose Dynamic Pricing Supply Options For Non-shopping Customers Under Grid Modernization Settlement

Would Install 700,000 Smart Meters

Settlement Includes Provisions For Retail Supplier Access To AMI Data

The FirstEnergy Ohio electric distribution companies have filed with several parties a stipulation addressing grid modernization, along with several federal tax issues, that would, among other things, include the installation of 700,000 advanced meters in the EDCs' service territories

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Staff Schedules Stakeholder Technical Conference On Interruptible Gas Service

 

New York Utilities Seek PSC Order Confirming Their Ability To Discontinue ESCOs' Access To Utility Systems For Failure To Sign Data Security Standards

--- Allege Several ESCOs Are Not Compliant

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY, KeySpan Gas East Corporation d/b/a National Grid, and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation ("Petitioners" or "Joint Utilities") petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (the "Commission") to issue a declaratory ruling confirming the Joint Utilities’ right under the UBP to discontinue an Energy Service Company’s ("ESCO") access to Petitioners’ various systems, in their relevant retail access program, if that ESCO fails to meet minimum data security standards, including the execution of a Data Security Agreement ("DSA") in accordance with UBP provisions governing "Eligibility Requirements" for ESCOs

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Settlement Would Set Level For AEP Texas Hurricane Restoration Costs To Be Collected From Retail Providers

A settlement among various parties filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas would establish the level of AEP Texas's system restoration costs, incurred in connection with Hurricane Harvey and other previous weather-related events within the Central Division of its service area, that are recoverable

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From 10/24: WGL Files Updated Discount Rates For New POR Program

The DC PSC has issued a notice accepting comments (FC 1140) on WGL's latest POR discount rates that were first described in our Oct. 24 story, see our prior story for the new discount rates

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RetailEnergyX: New Wave Energy Presents Sabres Military Appreciation Game

 

November 9

Retail Supplier Acquires Customer Book From ESCO

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New York Utilities Seek PSC Order Confirming Their Ability To Discontinue ESCOs' Access To Utility Systems For Failure To Sign Data Security Standards

--- Allege Several ESCOs Are Not Compliant

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY, KeySpan Gas East Corporation d/b/a National Grid, and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation ("Petitioners" or "Joint Utilities") petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (the "Commission") to issue a declaratory ruling confirming the Joint Utilities’ right under the UBP to discontinue an Energy Service Company’s ("ESCO") access to Petitioners’ various systems, in their relevant retail access program, if that ESCO fails to meet minimum data security standards, including the execution of a Data Security Agreement ("DSA") in accordance with UBP provisions governing "Eligibility Requirements" for ESCOs

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NRG Reports Purchase Price For Retail Books Including 115,000 Customers

NRG has disclosed a purchase price for the purchase for the recent acquisition of several retail customer books and brand names

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $160,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff Over Practice Of Placing Reinstated Disconnected Customers On Different Rate

Some Customers Saw Rate Increases of Almost 10¢/kWh From Practice

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Just Energy CEO Discusses View On M&A, Targets

During an earnings call, Just Energy CEO Pat McCullough discussed the company's view on M&A opportunities.

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RetailEnergyX:PECO Files New Bypassable Transmission Rates, Will Change Price To Compare
-- Rate Increases For Residential Customers

 

Hudson Energy Services Receives Gas Supplier License In New State
• Great Eastern Energy Receives Supplier Licenses In New State
• Brookfield Renewable Energy Receives Retail Supplier License

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Signs PPAs With Two Municipal Aggregations

 

Calpine Reports Results From Retail Segment

In reporting earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2018, Calpine reported results from its Retail segment

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RetailEnergyX: Interim Approval Granted For One-Time Bill Credit To Texas REPs From Oncor

 

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RetailEnergyX: EIA Says Residential Retail Choice Participation Has Declined Since 2014 Peak

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Chair: December Decision on ERCOT Market Changes Not A "Rush"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of 3 Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC To Include Storage In Scope Of Competition Report

 

November 8

NRG Increases Mass Market Customer Count

Company Says "Strong" Retail Earnings Recorded Despite Higher Supply Costs In Q3

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ESCO Names Retail Market Vet As Executive Vice President of Business Development

An ESCO has named a market vet as EVP Business Development

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Arizona Corp. Commission Chair Wants Proposal For Small Customer Retail Electric Shopping Program

--- To Be Modeled After Current AG-X Alternative Supply Program For Large C&Is

--- Arizona Launches Workshop Process For "Comprehensive" Discussion Of Retail Choice

The Arizona Corporation Commission this evening voted 5-0 to initiate a workshop process to have a "comprehensive" discussion of retail electric competition, as ACC Chair Tom Forese said that he wants Staff to ready a proposal to allow a limited number of smaller customers to take competitive supply, similar to the AG-X program currently in place for large customers.

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MP2 Energy Receives License In New State

• Ameresco Receives Aggregator License In New State

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Just Energy Base EBITDA Jumps 81% On "Improved Pricing Power"

RCE Count Down Marginally

Just Energy Group, Inc. reported Base EBITDA of $37.3 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2018 (second quarter FY 2019), an increase of 81% from $20.5 million a year ago, "due to the significant improvement in gross margin driven by improved pricing power, offset by higher bad debts and an increase in administrative expenses to support the growth initiatives." (all $ Canadian)

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Start-up Broker Adveen Energy Seeks License

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

 

PSC Extends Deadline For Retail Supplier Compliance With New Mandatory Supplier Education Workshops

A PSC has extended the implementation date and compliance requirements of the Electricity and Natural Gas Supplier Education Workshops

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Two More New York Communities Join Municipal Aggregation

Two New York communities have authorized joining an opt-out municipal aggregation program run by ...

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Asks Nevada Lawmakers To "Investigate" The "Exorbitant" Funds Spent By Opponents Of Energy Choice Initiative, Cites $63 Million Spent By NV Energy

 

PUCO Denies, As Unneeded, Extension Of Current Columbia Gas Merchant Function Plan Sought By Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has denied a motion filed by various parties, including retail suppliers, that had requested from PUCO an extension through December 31, 2018, of the Amended Stipulation and Recommendation filed in Case No. 12-2637-GA-EXM, relating to Columbia's merchant function and related exemptions, on November 27, 2012, as approved by the Commission in an Opinion and Order dated January 9, 2013, and as further modified by its Entry on Rehearing dated March 20, 2013.

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From 11/1: NY Appellate Division Affirms NY PSC Authority To Prohibit ESCO Service To Low-Income (APP) Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has affirmed the New York PSC's (respondent) authority and related December 2016 order which prohibited ESCOs from providing service to assistance program participant (APP) customers except where the ESCO guarantees savings.

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November 7

Arizona Corp. Commission Chair Wants Proposal For Small Customer Retail Electric Shopping Program

--- To Be Modeled After Current AG-X Alternative Supply Program For Large C&Is

--- Arizona Launches Workshop Process For "Comprehensive" Discussion Of Retail Choice

The Arizona Corporation Commission this evening voted 5-0 to initiate a workshop process to have a "comprehensive" discussion of retail electric competition, as ACC Chair Tom Forese said that he wants Staff to ready a proposal to allow a limited number of smaller customers to take competitive supply, similar to the AG-X program currently in place for large customers.

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Just Energy Base EBITDA Jumps 81% On "Improved Pricing Power"

RCE Count Down Marginally

Just Energy Group, Inc. reported Base EBITDA of $37.3 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2018 (second quarter FY 2019), an increase of 81% from $20.5 million a year ago, "due to the significant improvement in gross margin driven by improved pricing power, offset by higher bad debts and an increase in administrative expenses to support the growth initiatives." (all $ Canadian)

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PUCO Denies, As Unneeded, Extension Of Current Columbia Gas Merchant Function Plan Sought By Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has denied a motion filed by various parties, including retail suppliers, that had requested from PUCO an extension through December 31, 2018, of the Amended Stipulation and Recommendation filed in Case No. 12-2637-GA-EXM, relating to Columbia's merchant function and related exemptions, on November 27, 2012, as approved by the Commission in an Opinion and Order dated January 9, 2013, and as further modified by its Entry on Rehearing dated March 20, 2013.

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Asks Nevada Lawmakers To "Investigate" The "Exorbitant" Funds Spent By Opponents Of Energy Choice Initiative, Cites $63 Million Spent By NV Energy

 

Updated: Ohio Approves Results From Default Service Auction

PUCO approved the results of the AEP Ohio November 2018 SSO auction that were described in our earlier story

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Nevada Ballot Initiative To Introduce Electric Choice Defeated, And It Wasn't Close

Nevada voters rejected Question 3, which would have required the introduction of retail electric choice, with "No" votes on the ballot initiative standing at ...

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Retail Provider Says Focus Shifts To Brokering Generator, Retail Supplier Relationships, Withdraws Texas Retail Application

A REP has withdrawn its application for a Texas retail electric provider certificate, citing a change in strategy

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Lower POR Discount Rate Approved At Utility

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new Standard Complete Billing Percentages (purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates) at ...

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PUC Approves Refund Of $3.2 Million To Default Service Customers

A PUC has approved a request to return $3.2 million of over-collected funds to customers who had previously taken standard offer service

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AP Projects Olson, Supporter Of Electric Choice Rule Review, As Retaining Arizona Corp. Commission Seat

The Associated Press has projected that Republicans Justin Olson and Rodney Glassman have won the two seats up for election at the Arizona Corporation Commission

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Reaches 1 Gigawatt of Rooftop Solar Installations

 

November 6

Texas Retail Market Vet Joins Solar Developer As Partner, Advisory Board Member

Nexus Ventures, LLC, a Texas-based solar developer and energy investor, announced that ...

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Massachusetts Mass Market Default Service Rates To Increase 14-17%

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 January 1, 2019

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West Penn Power Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase 64%

Met-Ed, Penelec Default Service Rates To Increase 14%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: PG&E Proposes "Subscription"-Style Rate Class For Commercial EV Charging, Elimination Of Demand Charges

 

Genie Retail Energy Sees Wider Profit

Says Solar Acquisition Will Allow Integration Of Services, Expand Value Offered To C&Is

Genie Retail Energy reported higher profitability for the quarter ending September 30, 2018 (3Q18) on higher revenues and a reduction in customer acquisition costs.

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Declining Pennsylvania Residential Electric Shopping Sees Little Improvement In October

Pennsylvania saw a marginally lower decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply statewide from late September to late October, as compared to recent monthly declines.

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Retail Suppliers Seek Protective Order Covering Utilities Provision Of Retail Supplier Rate, Customer Data To OCC In Low-Income Default Service Review

The Retail Energy Supply Association has requested that the Connecticut PURA issue a protective order and grant confidential status to various rate and customer data that the Office of Consumer Counsel has requested from the utilities during discovery in a proceeding reviewing whether hardship and similar customers should be placed on default service

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RetailEnergyX: New Zealand Retail Electric Supplier Exits Market, Citing Volatility

 

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RetailEnergyX: NYSEG Expands Smart Solutions Online Store Statewide

 

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RetailEnergyX: Kiwi Energy Contributes to Ohio River Foundation

 

November 5

TNMP Drops Several Proposed New Riders, Charges Applicable To Retail Providers Under Rate Case Settlement

Eliminates AMS Surcharge, Significantly Reduces Most Discretionary Fees

Would Increase Flat Base Rate Monthly Fees For Residential Service By 50%, Also Increase Volumetric Charge

Texas-New Mexico Power, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Alliance for Retail Markets, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers, Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, and the Office of Public Utility Counsel have filed a stipulation that would resolve TNMP's base rate case proceeding.

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CL&P Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Nearly 20%

Small C&I Rates To Increase 15%

Texas-New Mexico Power, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Alliance for Retail Markets, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers, Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, and the Office of Public Utility Counsel have filed a stipulation that would resolve TNMP's base rate case proceeding.

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UI Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Nearly 25%

Small C&I Rate To Increase 20%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning January 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Voltus Launches CashDash Database of Demand Response Programs

 

Spark: Seeing "Number" Of Acquisition Opportunities

CEO Describes "Perfect" Acquisition Target

During an earnings call on Friday, Nathan Kroeker, Spark Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer, said in discussing M&A that, "we're seeing a number of different M&A opportunities."

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Texas TDUs Offer Proposals On How To Account For Energy From TDU-Owned Batteries

REP Parents Say TDU Ownership Of Storage Would Harm Competitive Market

In a Texas PUC project concerning a review of TDU ownership of batteries and other non-traditional technologies, the TDUs offered various means to account for measure and account for the energy used in charging and discharging utility-owned batteries, if utility ownership is ultimately permitted.

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor To Cease Charging Rider RCE To Retail Providers

 

November 2

TXU Parent To Invest $20 Million In 2019 For Organic Retail Growth

Midwest, Northeast Target Markets

Vistra Texas Residential Customer Count Flat vs. Q2

Vistra Announces Capital Allocation Plan

Vistra Energy, the parent of TXU, Dynegy, and other retail brands, said in reporting earnings today that it plans to invest approximately $20 million in 2019 on an organic retail growth initiative.

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NY Appellate Division Affirms NY PSC Authority To Prohibit ESCO Service To Low-Income (APP) Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has affirmed the New York PSC's (respondent) authority and related December 2016 order which prohibited ESCOs from providing service to assistance program participant (APP) customers except where the ESCO guarantees savings.

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PPL Residential Price To Compare To Decrease 5%

PPL Small C&I PTC To Increase 7%

PPL Electric has posted Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1

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RetailEnergyX: Less Than 1.5 Million Texans Visit Power To Choose Site Over Two-Year Period
--- Texas PUC Staff Post Draft Electric Scope Of Competition Report

 

Affiliate Of Pennsylvania Generator Seeks Retail Supplier License

An affiliate of a generator applied for ...

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Lower Unit Margins Result In Flat Spark Energy Earnings

Spark Energy, Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of ...

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Arcadia Power, Provider Of Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Service, Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Energy Services Company Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Launches Solar Plus Storage Service in Texas

 

Pa. PUC Issues Written Order Detailing Restriction That CAP Customer Retail Supplier Rate Must Always Be Below Utility Rate

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a written order granting reconsideration and modifying its prior order concerning the price cap imposed on Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program (PCAP, or CAP) customer shopping at the FirstEnergy EDCs, with the PUC ordering on reconsideration that, to serve a PCAP customer, the retail supplier's rate must always be at or below the utility's Price to Compare (PTC) for the duration of the contract

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Pennsylvania Adopts Final Order Streamlining Process For Retail Suppliers To Renew Lower Financial Security Amounts

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted as final without modification a previously issued tentative order which streamlines the process for those electric generation suppliers, which have already received a reduction in their security amounts from 10% to 5% of their reported annual gross receipts, to renew their ability to meet the security requirements at the lower 5% level

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RetailEnergyX: Customers Begin Receiving Refunds Under Retail Supplier Settlement With AG

 

November 1

PPL Residential Price To Compare To Decrease 5%

PPL Small C&I PTC To Increase 7%

PPL Electric has posted Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1

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NY Appellate Division Affirms NY PSC Authority To Prohibit ESCO Service To Low-Income (APP) Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has affirmed the New York PSC's (respondent) authority and related December 2016 order which prohibited ESCOs from providing service to assistance program participant (APP) customers except where the ESCO guarantees savings.

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New York ESCO Acquires Retail Energy Marketer

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ERCOT Submits Changes To Accelerate POLR Mass Transition Process

ERCOT has submitted new Retail Market Guide Revision Request 159 (RMGRR159), Revisions to Mass Transition Processes, to accelerate the mass transition process used in transitions to the providers of last resort (POLRs)

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Retail Supplier Parent Partners To Offer Full-Service Solar Technology Provider

Completes Acquisition of Solar Solutions Company

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Fuel Security Study, "Identif[ies] Stress Points to Address Through Competitive Markets"
--- PJM: Believes "Some Changes" Warranted

 

Broker Launches Electric Reliability Service in New Jersey and Dallas-Fort Worth

A broker announced ...

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning December 1, 2018

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Retail Suppliers Object To Sought New Penalties, Fees, Tariff Provisions Applicable To Suppliers At Vectren Ohio

IGS Energy Alleges "Unilateral" Imbalance Trading Changes Have Made It "Nearly Impossible" To Trade Imbalances

Vectren To Require Suppliers To Bill All Customers Under Single Selected Billing Option (Dual or UCB), Seeks To Require LDC Approval Of Supplier's Dual Billing Format

Retail suppliers have filed objections to various new tariff provisions and fees included as part of a rate case at Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, in objections to a PUCO Staff report on Vectren's application

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RetailEnergyX: Community Energy Receives $9.7 Million in Financing for Massachusetts Community Solar Projects

 

ERCOT Expects Sufficient Generation For Winter And Spring

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this winter and in spring 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Blockchains, LLC, NV Energy Agree To Work On Blockchain-Powered Collaborative Energy Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: Singapore Retail Electric Market Officially Opens

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files To Revise Methodology Used For Daily Nominated Values Of Demand Resources

 

October 31

Buckeye Energy Brokers Acquires Book Of Customers From Broker

Buckeye Energy Brokers has acquired the servicing rights to the book of

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ENGIE To Acquire Retail Supplier

ENGIE Resources, LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire ...

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Electrasource Advisors Acquires Energy Broker

Fort Worth-based energy services company Electrasource Advisors announced the acquisition of ...

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PSEG CEO Cites "So Thin" Retail Margins

During an earnings call yesterday, in discussing PSEG's decision to wind down its retail business, which had been first exclusively reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com earlier this month, Public Service Enterprise Group CEO Ralph Izzo described retail margins as, "so thin."

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Appoints Former Retail Energy Exec As New Non-Executive Director And Chairman Designate

 

SouthStar Energy Services Seeks License In New State

SouthStar Energy Services LLC applied for ...

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AEP Ohio Seeks To Reduce Time Supplier Charges Remain On Utility Consolidated Bill After Customer Relationship Ends

As part of a tariff filing to implement a previously reported supplier consolidated billing pilot (see story here), AEP Ohio ("the Company") has filed tariff revisions at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio which would also reduce the billing periods during which supplier charges are presented on utility consolidated bills after termination of the customer's relationship with the supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Former Exec Of Texas Retail Provider Named Executive Director Of GCPA

 

Affiliate Of Texas Retail Provider Receives Awarded Million-Dollar State Grant For Battery Storage Project

An affiliate of a Texas REP announced that ...

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Retail Supplier Partners To Launch Residential Energy Storage Program

A retail supplier announced ...

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Ambit Energy Expands To New Service Areas

Ambit Energy today announced that enrollment is now available at

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RetailEnergyX: Archdiocese of New York Launches Renewable Energy Pilot Program, Sign PPAs

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Asks Texas PUC To Address "Alarming Trend" Of Rising Transmission Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Files Exceptions To Pa. Recommended Decision Which Would Deny NRG's Sought Re-allocation Of Costs To PTC At PECO

 

Start-up Offering Blockchain-Based Retail Electric Service Seeks Texas REP Certificate

Data Center Provider Switch Creates Retail Supplier For Possible Sales To Other End-users

TXU Parent Launching Commercial Energy Broker, Digital Shopping Experience

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