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December 1

Retail Supplier Names New COO

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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Power Marketer, Parent Of Retail Supplier Names New Head Of U.S. & Canada Business

A power marketer has named ...

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Utility To Ostensibly Allow Retail Suppliers To Bill Non-Commodity Services On Utility Bills, But Seeks 18-Month Waiver For Implementation

Waiver Request Suggests Differing Treatment Will Continue In Interim Period

A utility has filed a request with a Public Utilities Commission seeking a "limited" 18-month waiver of a new rule which now requires that utilities not discriminate in the billing of non-commodity and other non-jurisdictional services.

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Former Merchant Generation CEO & COO Of Retail Supplier Parent Named To ERCOT Board

The ERCOT Board Selection Committee named ...

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PUC Approves Settlement Addressing Retail Supplier Data Access, Use Of AMI Data For Settlement Addressed

Settlement Provides For Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters

A Public Utilities Commission has adopted without modification a settlement in ...

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Just Energy Announces Closing of the Acquisition of its Shares of ecobee Inc. by Energy Tech Company

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

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ERCOT Issues Reliability Analysis For Generating Unit Seeking To Retire

ERCOT has completed its reliability analysis for ...

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November 30

Texas PUC Staff Seeks Commission Direction On Changes In Customer Protection Rules

--- Fixed Rate Pass-Throughs & Ancillary Services, Permissible Index Plans, POLR Price Cap

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have sought direction from the Commission on four topics related to the prior publication of proposed amendments to 16 TAC §25.43, 25.471, 25.475, 25.479, and 25.498 and new TAC §25.499, related to the retail electric market and customer protection rules

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Securitization Opt-Out Requests Reveal Several Option 2 REPs Which Only Serve Own Load

ERCOT Reports On Denied Customer Opt-out Requests (Some Made By REPs) Due To Incomplete Info Or Ineligibility

The ERCOT uplift securitization opt-out process has confirmed that several Option 2 retail electric providers in Texas only serve their own load or affiliate load

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Texas PUC Staff Proposes New Emergency Communication, Preparedness Requirements For Retail Electric Providers

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft proposal for publication to adopt new 16 TAC §25.53, relating to emergency operations plans and the implementation of SB 3

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ERCOT Files 2021 4CP Dates, Report

ERCOT has filed with the Texas PUC a report on 4CP dates in 2021

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November 29

Albireo Energy Names Former Retail Supplier Chief Sales Officer, VP As General Manager For Energy Procurement Division

Albireo Energy, LLC, a provider of building automation and energy services whose operations include energy procurement, named ...

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bp, Schneider Electric To Collaborate On Low Carbon Energy Solutions For U.S. Customers; Will Explore Energy As A Service

Companies Note Combination Of Energy Supply With Energy Management

bp and Schneider Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help decarbonize high-emission customers, in the United States, Australia, the European Union, and U.K.

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Texas PUC Grants REP Certificate To Start-up That Will Market "White Label" REPs For BTM Providers, Other Low Carbon Devs ("Rent a REP")

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Update: New REP Energy Texas Officially Launches

Energy Texas, the new Texas retail electric provider led by several retail market veterans, officially announced its launch

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November 25

Regulator Issues $2 Million Notice Of Violation To Retail Supplier

Would Require Supplier To Return All Customers In State To Default Service, As Regulator Alleges "Deeply Troubling, If Not Sickening" Sales Call/TPV

NOV Says Use Of Phrases "Fixed Rate", "Price Protection" Are Deceptive "On Their Own"

A state energy regulator issued a Notice of Violation and Assessment of Civil Penalty (NOV) against ...

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November 24

People's Counsel Files Complaint Against Retail Supplier, Affiliated Utility Over "Consolidated" Bill & Bill Messages

An Office of People’s Counsel filed a complaint against ...

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Regulator Directs Retail Supplier To Provide Refunds To Certain Customers, Drop All Customers In State To Default Service

A retail energy regulator issued a final order in which ...

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November 23

New York PSC Issues Declaratory Ruling Regarding Pass-Through Of ZEC Costs By ESCOs

In response to a petition from UtiliSave, LLC, the New York PSC has issued a declaratory ruling concerning the pass-through of Zero-Emissions Credits (ZECs) costs by ESCOs to customers

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Update: SunSea Energy Statement On New York PSC Mass Market Eligibility Order

SunSea Energy issued the following statement concerning a recent order from the New York PSC which denied the application submitted by SunSea Energy LLC seeking eligibility to serve mass-market customers as an ESCO in the State of New York:

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Regulator Approves Decrease In Residential Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount, Increase In Commercial Discount

A retail energy regulator has set new POR discount rates

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Maine Versant-MPD Residential SOS Rate To Increase 84%

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer electricity rates for the residential/small customer and medium commercial customer classes at Versant Power-Maine Public District (MPD, formerly Maine Public Service)

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ERCOT Files Revenue Adequacy Study With Texas PUC

ERCOT has filed with the Texas PUC ERCOT's 2021 Revenue Adequacy Study prepared by a third party consultant and ERCOT staff.

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Large Industrial Customer Again Seeks Customer Choice Pilot At SWEPCO

In the Texas PUC's recently opened generic project (52760) housing stakeholder views on customer choice in non-ERCOT areas, East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company again proposed the Commission renew the retail electric competition pilot project in the service area of the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)

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November 22

Texas Retail Provider "Not Immediately Affected" By U.K. Affiliate Entering Into Special Administration

A U.K. retail energy supplier said that it has made the decision to ...

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Nstar East Residential, Small C&I Default Service Electric Rates Rising 50%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for its Eastern MA service area for the period beginning January 1, 2022

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New York PSC Schedules Stakeholder Meeting On Allowing ESCOs To Provide Green Gas Products To Mass Market Customers

The New York PSC has scheduled a stakeholder meeting as part of the Track II collaborative, under the PSC's retail market investigation, and the consideration of value-added products and services which may be provided by ESCOs to mass market customers.

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Utility Schedules Stakeholder Meeting On Proposed Change In Default Service Mechanism

A utility will hold a virtual meeting with all interested parties concerning its proposal, contained in a non-unanimous settlement agreement, to change its default service procurement mechanism

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November 19

New Entrant Texas Retail Electric Provider Offering Plan Named "Come & Take It"

A start-up Texas retail electric provider has gone live with its offers

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Updated: Customers Of Active ESCOs To Be Returned To Default Service Under New York PSC Orders Denying Mass Market Eligibility

Reason For Two Separate ESCO Show Cause Orders Revealed

The New York PSC has issued written orders related to the denial of mass market eligibility to four ESCOs, and the issuance of show cause orders to two additional ESCOs

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Texas PUC Grants REP Authority To Use NRG-Branded Trade Names

The Texas PUC granted the application of ...

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New York PSC Grants New ESCO Authority To Serve Low-Income Customers

The New York PSC granted a new ESCO a waiver that will allow it to serve assistance program participant (APP, or EAP) customers with a guaranteed savings product

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ERCOT Posts Winter Seasonal Assessment Of Resource Adequacy

ERCOT has posted the Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) Report for the Winter 2021-2022 season

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PUCO Audit Finds No Stadium Naming Rights Costs Have Been Charged To FirstEnergy Utility Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) released a third-party audit report finding that no costs for stadium naming rights have been charged to customers of FirstEnergy’s three Ohio electric distribution utilities.

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November 18

New York PSC Denies Mass Market Eligibility Of Four Existing ESCOs

Issues Show Cause Order To Two Additional ESCOs

The New York PSC announced in a news release today that the PSC ...

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Texas Retail Provider Files Plan To Exit Bankruptcy, Continue Service To Customers; Reaches Settlement With Wholesale Supplier

A Texas REP has filed with a bankruptcy court a proposed plan of reorganization (the "Plan") that would see the reorganized company continue service to retail customers

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PUC Approves Rate Case Settlement Under Which Default Service Adder Will Be Set At Zero

 

 

PUC Approves Utility Plan To Work With Consumer Advocate On Displaying, On Shopping Customers' Bills, Price Comparison; Calculation Of Savings Available Under Default Service

 

 

PUC Approves Provision Of Shadow Billing Shopping/Default Service Data To Consumer Advocate

A PUC approved, without modification, a contested stipulation in a rate case proceeding which addresses, among other things, default service adders and shadow billing

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PUC Issues For Comment Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Would Pay $156,000; Relates To Unauthorized Enrollments From In-Store Marketing, Use Of ECL

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has issued for comment a proposed settlement agreement between ...

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Texas PUC Defers Consideration Of TDU-Run Interim Winter C&I Load Management Programs

During today's open meeting, the Texas PUC deferred until its December 2nd meeting action on proposals from the TDUs in ERCOT to establish and operate load management programs for nonresidential customers during the period of December 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022

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November 17

Retail Supplier To Drop Up To 12,000 Customers To Default Service

A retail energy supplier is dropping up to 12,145 customers to default service, unless such customers first select an alternative supplier

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Texas PUC Commissioner Proposes New Portfolio Standard, Imposed On LSEs, For Dispatchable Generation, As Alternative To Forward LSE Physical Generation Obligation

 

 

Designed To Put New Steel In The Ground, Most Existing Generation Wouldn't Qualify For Credits

Texas PUC Commissioner Will McAdams has, in a memo in advance of tomorrow's open meeting, proposed that the PUC adopt a Dispatchable Portfolio Standard to address (along with other market reforms) reliability in ERCOT, as an alternative to the LSE obligation (which is essentially a three-year forward "capacity" obligation).

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Wholesale Power Marketer, Renewable Developer Registers As Texas Retail Electric Broker

A wholesale power marketer and renewable energy developer registered as a Texas retail electricity broker

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Still Working On "Solution" To Texas Customer Contracts Not Included In Book Sale

A bankrupt retail energy supplier informed a bankruptcy court that the Debtors are still working towards a "solution" for those Texas customers not included in a book sale

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Central Maine Power Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate Increasing 83%

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) has posted Standard Offer electricity supply rates today for residential and business customers at Central Maine Power (CMP).

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Regulator Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Exit State's Market, Drop Customers To Default Service, Pay $500,000

A regulator approved a settlement under which a retail electric supplier will pay $500,000 and return its customers in a state to default service

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From The Archives (11/3): Source Power Company Acquires Customer Book, Said To Be First Of Multiple Planned Transactions

Source Power Company has officially announced a customer book purchase first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on 11/3

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November 16

Maine Utility's Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate Increasing 88%

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) has posted new Standard Offer electricity supply rates today for ...

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Texas PUC Grants REP Authority To Use Trade Name Shell Energy Solutions

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has granted ...

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Attorney General Warns Customers To Beware Of Retail Suppliers As Default Service Rates Spike

As part of a recently announced education effort to inform customers about various bill payment assistance options and other measures to mitigate the impact of higher energy prices, an Attorney General warned customers to, "[b]eware of competitive suppliers."

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November 15

Broker Purchases "Material Portion" Of Energy Consultant's Business Assets

An energy broker said that it has purchased a material portion of the business assets of ...

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NSTAR Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates Increasing 45%

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service electricity rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning January 1, 2022

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FirstEnergy, "Encourages Customers to Shop for Best Energy Deals as Fuel Costs Rise"

Notes, In Some Cases, "Default Service May Offer Savings Over Competitive Energy Plans"

FirstEnergy Corp. said on Nov. 15 in a news release that, "With higher fuel costs expected to influence energy rates this winter, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is encouraging customers of its utility companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to evaluate electric supply deals that fit their budget and protect against rising energy prices."

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November 12

Northeast Retail Supplier, Subsidiary Of International Conglomerate, Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A Northeast retail supplier is seeking to enter the Texas retail electric market

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Just Energy Initiates Litigation Against ERCOT and the PUCT In Texas Bankruptcy Court

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company'), along with its affiliates Just Energy Texas LP, Fulcrum Retail Energy LLC, and Hudson Energy Services LLC (the 'Just Energy Parties'), today initiated a lawsuit (the 'Lawsuit') against ...

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Retail Supplier Names New CFO

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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Most Commercial Prices To Compare At FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs Increasing ~30%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed commercial PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2021

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Power Marketer Affiliate Relinquishes Texas Retail Provider Certificate

An affiliate of a power marketer filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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November 11

Utility Parent Launching Electricity Broker, Shares Name Elements With Non-Affiliated Retail Supplier

Will Offer "All-You-Use" Flat Subscription Billing, Will Provide Customers With Its Own Consolidated Bill & Pay Utility/Supplier On Behalf Of Customers

A newly launched utility affiliate is seeking a broker license to offer a flat monthly bill energy service

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Brinks Home Selects Solar, Energy Services Provider For Exclusive Marketing Partnership

Brinks Home announced today the launch of an exclusive partnership with ...

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Just Energy Obtains Extension of Stay Period Order Under CCAA and Maturity of the DIP Facility

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the 'Court') has ...

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November 10

Just Energy Reports First Net Growth In Mass Market RCEs Since Fiscal Q1 2019

In reporting earnings for the three months ending September 30, 2021 (second quarter of fiscal year 2022), Just Energy reported net positive mass market RCE additions for the first time since the first quarter of fiscal 2019

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Retail Supplier Sends Letter To New Supplier Entrant, Alleging Infringement Due To Name

A retail supplier has sent ...

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Retail Supplier Parent Launches New Home Protection Program

Announces New College Athletics Sponsorship, Brand Ambassador

The parent of retail supplier announced ...

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Baker Hughes Selects Electricity Supplier For Certain U.S. Facilities, RECs

Baker Hughes has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Announces Net-Zero Carbon Electrical Resiliency Microgrids Using Renewable Natural Gas

A REP affiliate that provides electrical resiliency via microgrids announced today that its customers now have the option to choose Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to achieve net-zero or negative carbon emissions.

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November 9

Retail Supplier Names New COO

A retail supplier has named ...

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Texas Retail Provider To Use Trade Name Rio Power & Light

A Texas retail provider filed to use the trade name Rio Power & Light

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Municipal Aggregation Consultant Seeks Broker License

A municipal aggregation consultant applied for ...

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Retail Supplier Parent Names New CEO, CFO

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Announces New Strategic Energy Management Offering

The affiliate of a retail supplier announced ...

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Texas PUC Staff, TDUs File Settlement On Interim Winter C&I Load Management Programs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, AEP Texas Inc. (AEP Texas), CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CenterPoint Houston), and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) have entered into a settlement for the settling TDUs to establish and operate load management programs for nonresidential customers during the period of December 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022

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November 8

Retail Supplier Acquires Book Of Customers

A retail energy supplier has acquired ...

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PUC Staff Says Supplier Consolidated Billing Should Not Be Expanded At This Time, Cites "Poor Participation" Among Suppliers

Staff of a Public Utilities Commission have recommended that SCB should not be expanded at this time

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Retail Supplier To Exit State's Market, Drop Customers To Default Service, Pay $500,000 Under Settlement

A retail electric supplier would pay $500,000 and return its customers in a state to default service under a settlement

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Texas PUC To Open Review Of Market Entrant Requirements

The Texas PUC has assigned, categorized as an the electricity industry proceeding, a project for a "Review of Market Entrant Requirements"

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November 5

NRG Won't Acquire Liberty Power Connecticut Customers, Customers Will Be Dropped To Default Service

Liberty Reports Sale Process For Remaining Book Did Not Produce Buyer, Seeks To Drop Remaining Customers To Default Service

Liberty Power Holdings, LLC and related affiliates (Liberty, or Debtors) asked a bankruptcy court to approve an amended customer book purchase agreement with NRG under which NRG agrees that it will no longer acquire any Connecticut customers from Liberty as originally contemplated

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Vistra Reports Higher Retail Adjusted EBITDA; Loss Of Residential Customers Slows; Again Sees Net Residential Growth In Texas

Vistra reported third quarter 2021 Adjusted EBITDA from the Retail segment of ...

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NRG Reports Overall "Home" Customer Decline, Increased Home Customer Count In Texas

NRG has reported customer counts for its "Home" segment in a 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2021

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Texas Broker Files To Use Trade Name Simple Power Texas

A broker filed an amendment to its Texas electric broker registration to include the trade name "Simple Power Texas"

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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Brattle Files Assessment Of Impact Of Various ORDC Changes With Texas PUC

Brattle has filed with the Texas PUC a presentation concerning the impact of proposed ORDC changes

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November 4

Texas PUC Commissioner "Disturbed" About Retail Market Concentration Among Gentailers, Concerned Gentailers Proposing Market Reforms That Would Result In Further Retail Consolidation

During a Texas PUC workshop, Commissioner Jimmy Glotfelty, in questioning a representative from NRG, which has proposed an LSE obligation as a reliability solution, stated he is "disturbed" about the existing retail market concentration among gentailers, and that he is concerned about any market design changes that could only be weathered by such gentailers

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential Default Service Rate Will Spike 64%, Small Business Rate Increasing 54%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period January 2022 to June 2022, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period January 2022 to March 2022

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Retail Supplier To Pay $150,000, Make TPV Changes Under Settlement With PSC Staff

A retail supplier would pay $150,000 under a settlement with ...

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NRG To Undertake "Test & Learn" Retail Investments In 2022

During a quarterly earnings call today, NRG executives discussed its retail strategy for 2022.

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Data Center Operator Switch Ltd. Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted Switch Ltd., an operator of data center facilities and a provider of related services, an ...

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Supermarket The GIANT Company Selects Retail Supplier, Supports 80 MW Of Solar Development

The GIANT Company today announced a long-term renewable supply agreement with ...

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Genie Retail Energy Reports Record Adjusted EBITDA, Expects Robust Margin In Upcoming Winter Season

Genie Energy Ltd. reported that its Genie Retail Energy (GRE) segment generated record income from operations and Adjusted EBITDA of ...

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Via Renewables (f/k/a Spark Energy) Reports Higher Customer Count On Acquisitions, Adjusted EBITDA Lower

In reporting third quarter earnings, Via Renewables, Inc. (formerly Spark Energy) reported that its total RCE count was ...

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United Illuminating Residential Default Service Rate To Jump 33%; Small Commercial Rate Increasing 26%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning January 1, 2022

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November 3

Retail Supplier Acquires Customer Book, Said To Be First Of Multiple Planned Transactions

A retail supplier has acquired ...

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PUCO Withdraws Certification Of FirstEnergy Advisors As Broker, Denies Company's Request To Continue Advising Existing Customers Until Contracts Expire

In response to a matter on remand from the Ohio Supreme Court, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio today vacated its prior order granting Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors certification as an electric broker/aggregator

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Tesla Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted Tesla Energy Ventures, LLC an ...

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PUC Authorizes Utility's Motion To Terminate Retail Supplier's Participation In Choice Program, Disposition Of Customers

A PUC granted a utility's application to terminate ...

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Arizona Commission Votes To Send Letter To AG On Treatment Of Retail Supplier License Applications; Addresses Status Of Pending CC&Ns

The Arizona Corporation Commission today formally voted (3-2) to request, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-193(A)(7), an Attorney General Opinion regarding whether it can grant Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CC&N) to competitive retail electric suppliers in light of the Phelps Dodge court case which invalidated several of the ACC's retail choice rules on procedural grounds

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Broker-Consultant Announces Partnership Agreement To Provide Mobile/Modular Energy Infrastructure

A broker and energy management company announced that ...

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November 2

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PJM Directs Utilities To Drop Retail Supplier's Customers To Default Service, Due To Supplier's Default

Default Prevents Contemplated Transfer Of Customers To Another Supplier Under Book Sale

PJM issued a market notice on November 2 stating that

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Update: Retail Supplier Says It Has M&A Solution To Continue To Supply Customers, Comply With Utility Tariff

A retail supplier says that it has an M&A deal that will allow it to continue to serve as a supplier

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Utilities Seek Waiver To Keep Billing, Temporarily, Non-Regulated Services Of Only Certain Providers On Utility Bills, As New Non-Discrimination Rule Takes Effect

Several electric utilities have applied for rule waivers at a PUC to, temporarily, continue to bill their own, or an affiliate's, non-jurisdictional services on utility bills ....

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

On November 1, 2021, ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Resource:

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ERCOT IMM: LSE Obligation Proposal Would, "Likely Lead[] To Further Retail Market Consolidation"

In comments to the Texas PUC, the ERCOT independent market monitor said that an LSE obligation, which has been proposed as a means of attaining reliability, would likely lead to further retail market consolidation.

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Natural Gas E&P Company Closes On Acquisition Of Power Plant In ERCOT

BKV Corporation (BKV), in partnership with Banpu Power US Corporation, announced today that ...

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IPP Brings Two 100-Megawatt Battery Storage Projects Online In ERCOT

An independent power producer based in Houston which owns a 21-gigawatt (GW) portfolio of utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage power projects across the United States, today announced its ...

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November 1

Utility Seeks To Terminate Retail Supplier's Participation In Choice Program

A utility has requested that a PUC ...

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PPL Residential Price To Compare Increasing 25%; Small C&I PTC Increasing 36%

PPL Electric has posted electricity prices to compare for the period beginning December 1, 2021.

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Just Energy Announces Proposed Acquisition of its Shares of ecobee Inc. by Energy Tech Company

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

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Retail Supplier Defaults At PJM, Remedies Default

PJM on October 28 issued a market notice stating

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

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

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Former Retail Supplier CEO Among Newest ERCOT Board Members

The Public Utility Commission of Texas announced the selection of ...

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Texas Broker Withdraws Filing To Use Assumed Names Containing Term "Tesla"

A Texas broker filed at the Texas PUC a filing to withdraw its prior filing that sought to add various assumed names containing the term "Tesla" to the company's broker registration.

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October 29

Utility With Retail Choice Withdraws Proposed Customer-Facing Smart Energy App As Part Of AMI Deployment Settlement

Utility Withdraws Broadband Deployment Proposal

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

Settlement Would Provide For Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters

As part of a stipulation addressing advanced metering (AMI) and related smart grid issues ....

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Update: Arizona Commissioner Proposes Development Of Retail Choice Pilot

An Arizona Corporation Commissioner has, in the ACC's current retail choice rules proceeding, requested that ACC Staff and interested stakeholders design an electric competition pilot

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Senior Leadership Team For Constellation Announced As Separation From Exelon Nears

Exelon Corp. announced leadership appointments as it prepares to separate into two companies in the first quarter of 2022.

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PUC Issues For Comment Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Would Pay $42,000 To Address Alleged Misrepresentations

Investigation Once Again Prompted By PUC's Oversight Director Receiving Retail Energy Sales Pitch

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued for a comment a settlement between ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Among Entities Chosen For PPAs For New York Agencies

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will advance plans to place solar arrays on 47 public schools and several water treatment facilities in New York City and pave the way to a construction start in early 2022.

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October 28

"We've Got To Close The Loopholes" On REP Contract Pass-Throughs, Texas PUC Commissioner Says

Discussion Arose As PUC Considers Obligation Of REPs To Pass-On Securitization Proceeds To Specific Complainants

During a discussion of the impact of the ERCOT uplift LSE securitization program on specific customer complaints against retail electric providers filed at the Texas PUC, PUC Commissioner Lori Cobos reiterated that, "we've got to close the loopholes," on pass-throughs

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Update: Texas PUC Docket Housing Customer Comments Seeking Choice In Non-ERCOT Areas Also Expanded To El Paso Electric, In Addition To SPS, SWEPCO, Entergy

During today's open meeting, the Texas PUC expanded the recently assigned Control Number 52760, originally styled as, "Investigation into Need for Customer Choice in Areas of Texas Served by Entergy Texas, Southwestern Public Service Company, and Southwestern Electric Power Company," to also include El Paso Electric

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Harris County, Texas Selects Broker-Consultant To Lead Risk Management & Renewable Energy Services

An energy broker/consultant announced that it was awarded the energy consulting contract for Market Research, Risk Management, Sustainability, and Procurement Solutions by Harris County, Texas.

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WGL Energy Reports Higher Gas Margins, Strong Price Environment

In reporting third quarter earnings today, AltaGas Ltd. reported that its competitive retail supplier WGL Energy ...

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PUC Approves $59,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

Investigation Originally Prompted By Media Report Of Third-Party Agents Allegedly Stealing Wallet During Door-to-Door Marketing Visit

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

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PUC Issues For Comment Settlement With Retail Supplier Concerning Alleged Telemarketing Violations During Cold Call To PUC's Director Of Oversight

The Pennsylvania PUC issued for public comment the previously reported settlement between ...

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AEP Reports Lower Contribution From Competitive Retail Segment

In reporting third quarter earnings today, AEP reported that ...

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October 27

Texas PUC Issues Control Number For Investigation Of Need For Customer Choice At SPS, SWEPCO, In Addition To Entergy

The Texas PUC has assigned Control Number 52760 for a proceeding styled as, "Investigation into Need for Customer Choice in Areas of Texas Served by Entergy Texas, Southwestern Public Service Company, and Southwestern Electric Power Company."

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Arizona Commission Denies Amendments Which Would Have Stated Intent To Act On Retail Supplier CC&N Applications, Direct Design Of Electric Choice Pilot

In ruling on an Arizona Public Service rate case, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 3-2 to reject a proposed amendment from Commissioner Justin Olson which would have ...

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October 26

 

 

 

 

Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To Default Service

A retail energy supplier is dropping customers to default service

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Taiwan-Based Energy Marketer Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

 

 

 

Shares Name Elements With Two Existing U.S. Retail Suppliers

 

 

 

Focused On Operating AI Exchange Platform To Connect Retail Customers, Generation

A Taiwan-based energy marketer applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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C&I-Focused Renewable Energy Solutions Provider Names New Chief Strategy Officer

A renewable energy provider has named a new Chief Strategy Officer

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Texas PUC Staff Seeks Comment On LSE Obligation For Reliability: Retail Impacts, Market Power, Alternatives

Staff of the Texas PUC formally issued for comment questions concerning a proposed LSE obligation as a means to assure reliability in ERCOT, as well as other questions arising from the PUC's recent work session on wholesale market design changes

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October 25

Broker Named Starco Power Registers With Texas PUC, Led By Noted Houston-Area Entrepreneur

Starco Power registered with the Texas PUC as a Texas electric broker

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PJM To Delay Implementation Of Reserve Pricing Reforms

PJM said in an October 25 market notice that it would ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Sponsorship Extension With The Pittsburgh Penguins

A retail supplier announced the extension and continuation of its partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2022 season.

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October 22

Regulator Caps Default Service Rates, Makes Recovery Of Mitigated Costs Nonbypassable

A regulator has capped an increase in default service electricity rates

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Retail Supplier To Pay $1.25 Million In Refunds, Agrees To Three-Year Marketing Stand-Down Period In State, Under Settlement Approved By Regulator

A regulator has approved a settlement with ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Amendment and Extension of Credit Facilities

A retail supplier announced an amendment and extension (the 'Amendment') of its senior secured credit facility and ...

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New Michigan Bill Would Allow Some Industrial Customers To Take Retail Choice, Regardless Of 10% Cap

A new bill has been introduced in the Michigan Senate which would allow some industrial customers to take service from a competitive retail electric supplier, regardless of the status of the 10% choice cap

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October 21

Texas PUC Chair Proposes LSE Obligation As Part Of ERCOT Market Reforms

Majority Of Commissioners Express Serious Concerns With LSE Obligation

Commissioner Warns Against End State Market Being Few Gentailers With Unregulated Monopolies

Texas PUC Chairman Peter Lake proposed several key concepts that should be the "foundation" of the ERCOT market redesign process, as the PUC works to develop a blueprint for market reforms

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Seeks To Reject Group Of Non-Residential Contracts, Return Customers To Default Service

Working On Sale For Remaining Small Book

Supplier Says, Generally, Its Current Market Rates Exceed SOS Rates

A bankrupt retail supplier has filed to ...

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October 20

PUC Rejects Proposed Rule Change Which Would Have Supported The Unbundling Of Utility Rates

A PUC has declined to adopt certain proposed language from Staff concerning the filing by utilities of information related to the utilities' provision of competitive services

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EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, announced their annual user conference has been moved to February 2-4, 2022 and will remain at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida.

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Provide Up To $215,000 In Additional Customer Re-Rates, Forego Collection Of $800,000

A PUC adopted without modification a settlement among ...

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NextEra Reports Favorable Market Conditions For Retail Business

In reporting third quarter earnings today, NextEra Energy reported that the contribution from its customer supply and proprietary power & gas trading segment was ...

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Mega Energy Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

A PUC approved the application of Mega Energy for ...

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Developer Closes Financing On 270 MW Texas Solar Project, Purchaser Of Energy & RECs Disclosed

A developer said that it has closed financing on a 270 MW solar project located in Dimmit County, Texas.

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October 19

Solar Installer Registers As Texas Electric Broker, Shares Brand Name With New REP

A solar installer filed with the Texas PUC a registration as a Texas electricity broker

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Energy Advisory Firm Names New CEO, COO

An energy advisory firm and consultant named a new CEO

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Affiliate Of Northeast Utility Registers As Power Marketer In ERCOT

An affiliate of a Northeast utility filed with the Texas PUC a registration as a power marketer to purchase and sell electric energy at wholesale within the ERCOT power region

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Pfizer Selects Supplier Of Solar Power For North American Operations, Sourced From Texas Plant

Pfizer has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with ...

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October 18

Just Energy Comments on Increase in Market Activity

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

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Oncor Reveals Details Of Proposed New Pilot 24/7 Winter Load Management Program; Size, Payments, Other Details

Encourages REP Participation, Customer Portfolios

Oncor has filed with the Texas PUC details of a proposed Winter Emergency Load Management Program that would operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from December 2021 until the end of February 2022

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Municipal Aggregator: Utility Must Plan For Alternative Default Service Procurement If Largest City Implements CCA For Supply

A municipal aggregator urged that ...

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Met-Ed, West Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Increasing Nearly 5%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTC-Default rates with the Pennsylvania PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2021

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Solar Finance & Energy Company Registers As Texas Electric Broker

A solar finance & energy company filed with the Texas PUC a registration as a Texas electricity broker

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ERCOT IMM Proposes Mandatory Forward Shortage Energy Hedge Procurement

Potomac Economics (Potomac), the Independent Market Monitor ("IMM") for the wholesale market in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. ("ERCOT") region, proposed in comments to the Texas PUC the following modifications to the ERCOT market design, which were also discussed at a PUC work session last week.

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October 15

U.S.-Based Retail Energy Parent Suspends Plan To Spin-Off European Retail Energy Supply Business

Will Exit U.K. Market

The parent of a U.S. retail energy supplier announced that ...

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PECO Residential Generation Rate To Increase 6% In December, Small C&I Rates Increasing 8%

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning December 1, 2021

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October 14

Utility Management Arm Of Houston Property Manager Registers As Texas Electric Broker

The arm of property management company in the Houston area registered with the Texas PUC as a Texas electricity broker

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Texas PUC Names REP Sector Representative, Others For Texas Energy Reliability Council

The Executive Director of the Texas PUC has appointed eight individuals to serve as the PUC-appointed members of the Texas Energy Reliability Council.

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Fuel Cell Provider

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Texas PUC Commissioner Proposes Revising ERCOT's Generation Interconnection Process To Prioritize Resources Capable Of Being Dispatched

A Texas PUC Commissioner has proposed revising ERCOT's generation interconnection process to prioritize generation capable of dispatching for four hours at transmission voltage

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PUC Discloses Winning Suppliers From Default Service Auction

A PUC has disclosed the winning bidders from ...

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Best Buy Announces Involvement In Texas Solar Project

Best Buy has announced that it is partnering in the new ...

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October 13

Consumer Advocate Asks PUC To Ban Robocalls, As Part Of New Rulemaking

 

 

 

Proposes Rate Cap On Variable Rates

 

 

 

Proposes Ban On Gift Cards, Similar Inducements For Enrollments

 

 

 

Proposes That "All" Third-Party & Independent Sales Agents Be Required To Register With PUC

 

 

 

Would Ban Auto-Renewals

 

 

 

Proposes Ban On Door-to-Door Sales

A state's consumers' counsel has filed, in comments to a PUC, a broad proposal for a series of retail energy market rule changes

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Bankrupt Texas Retail Provider Reaches Agreement In Principle With Largest Creditor & Wholesale Supplier

A retail supplier requested that a federal bankruptcy court extend the periods of time under sections 1121(c)(2) and (3) of the Bankruptcy Code within which only the Debtor may file a plan and solicit acceptances of the plan

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Texas PUC Approves Settlement On Allocation Of Uplift Securitization Proceeds To LSEs In ERCOT

 

 

 

Adopts Order Addressing Other Issues

The Texas PUC adopted a final debt obligation order authorizing an "uplift" financing program for ERCOT as directed by HB 4492

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Southeast Utilities Announce Receipt Of FERC Approval For New Energy Market

The Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) announced today that members today received clearance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for their proposed trading platform as a result of a 2-2 commission vote.

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October 12

Retail Energy Shopping Website & Broker Raises Additional $10 Million In "Series A" Round

Names Former Netflix Corporate Planning Exec As CFO

A retail energy broker and electricity shopping website & platform announced it has raised $10 million in additional investment for its Series A round of funding.

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Power Marketer Announces Changes To Leadership

A power marketer has named new chief executives

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Vistra, Parent Of TXU, Announces $2 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Vistra Corp. (the "Company" or "Vistra") today announced a new $2 billion share repurchase program and the pricing of a private offering (the "Offering") of 1,000,000 shares of its 8% Series A Fixed-Rate Reset Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Preferred Stock") to ...

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Regulator Considering Authorization For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation Posts Draft Report From Investigation

A regulator has posted a draft report from its study to examine the potential opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of electricity community choice aggregation (CCA)

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PPG Selects Retail Provider For Solar Energy To Power Texas Facility

PPG, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials, today announced an agreement with ...

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October 11

Texas PUC Agrees On Mechanism To Prevent Retail Providers From Gaming Uplift Opt-out Mechanism

The Texas PUC at its meeting last week agreed on a process to prevent retail electric providers from gaming the opt-out mechanism under the uplift securitization program

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Texas TDUs Seek Expedited PUC Approval For Nonresidential Load Management Programs

The Joint TDUs filed with the Texas PUC an expedited petition asking the PUC to approve the TDUs ...

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Selection Committee Names New ERCOT Board Chair, Additional Board Member

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) today recognized ...

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October 8

Utility, Attorney General Agree To Cap Increase In Default Service Rates

Deferral Would Be Recovered From All Distribution Customers

A utility and attorney general have agreed to a cap on a default service rate increase

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Two Large Energy Consultants Enter Strategic Partnership On Municipal Aggregation, Accounts In New Hampshire

Two energy consultants announced a strategic partnership concerning services to municipalities in New Hampshire, with a focus on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), as well as municipalities' own accounts.

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Mobile, Modular Power Provider Registers As Power Marketer In Texas

A provider of mobile and modular power generation filed a registration with the Texas PUC as a power marketer

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Most Texas Retail Providers To See Increase In RPS Allocation Due To ERCOT ADR Ruling

ERCOT said in a market notice today that, due to the resolution of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings between ERCOT and Tenaska Power Services Co., retail electric providers, other than those at-issue in the ADR, will see an increase in their RPS allocation

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Settlement Reached On Revocation Of Texas REP's Certificate

A REP, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Staff), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), and the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) have filed a settlement under which GridPlus's retail electric provider certificate would be revoked for defaulting on ERCOT obligations in the aftermath of the February winter weather event.

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Start-up Retail Supplier Led By Energy Market Vets Receives License

A start-up retail provider has received ...

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October 7

Texas PUC Commissioner: We Should "Re-Look" At Transition To Competition At Entergy Texas

Invites Stakeholder Comment On Whether It's "Time To Move Forward" With Choice At Entergy Texas

During today's Texas PUC opening meeting, a PUC Commissioner said that the PUC needs to "re-look" at a transition to competition at Entergy Texas

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PUC Formally Issues Proposal To Lower ERCOT Price Cap, $4,500 Proposed

The Texas PUC formally issued for comment a proposal for publication that would lower the high system-wide offer cap in ERCOT to $4,500 per MWh, from the current $9,000 per MWh, by January 1, 2022

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October 6

Google Marketing RECs, Providing Consolidated Bill With Utility, Nest Charges Under New Program

NRG Among Energy Providers Partnering With Google On Nest Renew

Google Touts Ability For Customers To Receive RECs, Usage Insights Without Having To Change Power Provider Or Leave Utility

Google is launching, via a preview to invited customers, Nest Renew, a suite of services connected to Google's latest smart thermostat that includes matching users with RECs and providing a single bill with the customer's utility and Nest charges

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PUC Provides Effective Date For New Rules Which Prohibit Utilities From Discriminating In Billing For Non-Commodity Services

A PUC has provided an effective date for the adoption of previously reported new rules which do not allow electric utilities to discriminate in the provision of billing for non-commodity and similar services

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Funds Managed By Global Alternative Investment Manager To Acquire Majority Stake In Parent Of Retail Energy Supplier

Funds managed by a global alternative investment manager will acquire a majority stake in ...

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Update: Shell Formally Expands Business-To-Business Brand With Shell Energy Branding For Retail Supplier

A Shell-owned retail supplier, along with other affiliate entities, will now go to market for certain customers in the U.S. as Shell Energy, "in a move demonstrating strong customer focus and signaling the strength of one energy brand dedicated to serving customers’ complete energy transition needs," Shell said

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October 5

Update: New Texas Retail Provider Names Market Vet As CEO

A new Texas REP has named ...

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TXU Launches New Texas Residential Plan Offering "Energy Cash Rewards", Up To 30% In Free Electricity

TXU Energy launched a new Texas residential electricity plan -- TXU Energy Freedom Rewards - under which customers may earn 30% in free electricity, called Energy Cash rewards, for every dollar they spend on Energy Charges during the term of the plan

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Company Sharing Address With Fuel Oil Provider Receives Finding That Initial New York ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

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

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RetailEnergyX: FT: Mitsubishi-Backed Retail Supplier Prepares Bid For International Retail Supplier With U.S. Arm

 

Several Western Utilities With Competitive Supply Programs Announce Plans To Explore Market Options

Several electric utilities and other power providers that serve millions of customers in the Western United States announced plans today to evaluate regional market solutions together.

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October 4

Massachusetts Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Fixed Rate To Hit 20¢ This Winter, More Than Double Current Rate

Winning Supplier Disclosed

An EDC has filed with the Massachusetts DPU electric basic service rates for the period beginning December 1, 2021.

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Duquesne Light Residential Default Supply Rate Increasing 10%; Medium C&I Rate Increasing 55%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rates for the period beginning December 1, 2021

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Texas Retail Provider To Add NRG-Branded Trade Name To Certificate

A REP applied at the Texas PUC for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to add the trade name ...

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Utility's Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates Increase 150%

An EDC has filed with a PUC new electric default service rates for the period beginning December 1, 2021

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PSC Unveils New Tools To Assist Energy Shoppers, New One-Stop Webpage

A Public Service Commission has launched a new one-stop energy shopping web page

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October 1

Tesla, Inc. Objects To Texas Broker's Sought Use Of Names "Tesla Power", "Tesla Energy"

Tesla, Inc. has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas an objection to the use of the trade names "Tesla Power Texas", "Tesla Power", "Tesla Power TX", and "Tesla Energy" by ...

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PSC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $150,000 Penalty; $305,000 In Early Termination Fee Refunds

A PSC approved without modification a partial settlement among ...

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ComEd Residential Price To Compare Increases 15%; Ameren PTC Up 12%

CUB Warns Customers Against Retail Supplier Marketing, Offers

New Prices to Compare have taken effect for Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and Ameren in Illinois on October 1.

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Texas Generators Propose Three-Year Forward Reliability Requirement For Retail Providers If Conditions Triggered

Consultants retained by NRG Energy, Inc. and Exelon Corporation have filed with the Texas PUC a proposal that would impose on retail electric providers a three-year forward "reliability requirement" if certain conditions are triggered

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Exelon Names CEO, Branding For Spin-Off Of Competitive Generation, Retail Business

Exelon Corp. today announced the senior leadership of the transmission and distribution utility business and the competitive power generation and retail energy business that will result from the planned separation of the companies.

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September 30

Update: Written Order Issued Providing Timing, Frequency Of Negative COVID Tests Needed To Conduct Door To Door Sales

Applicability To C&I Sales, Other In-Person Sales Also Addressed

(Earlier): Regulator Issues Order On Proposed Full Vaccination Requirement In Allowing Resumption Of Door To Door Sales

A written order has now provided further specifics concerning the timing and frequency of negative COVID test results required for certain forms of in-person marketing

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Texas Lt. Gov. Opposes Partial Settlement Filed In ERCOT Uplift Securitization Proceeding

Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick has written a letter to Texas PUC Commissioners opposing a partial settlement in a PUC proceeding concerning an "uplift" financing program as directed by HB 4492 due to the settlement not calculating cost exposure during the winter storm on a "net" basis

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Arizona Chair States Intent To Place Retail Supplier Applications, Consideration Of Sought AG Opinion On Choice, On Agenda At Upcoming Meeting (Allows Discussion Of Issues)

Arizona Corporation Commission Chairwoman Lea Márquez Peterson filed a memo stating her intent to place on the October 27 Staff Open Meeting agenda all of the outstanding applications from retail suppliers for Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CC&N) to provide competitive electric generation service in Arizona, as well as further consideration of the ACC seeking an opinion from the state's Attorney General concerning the electricity restructuring statutes and rules, given the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Johnson Utilities

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September 29

Founder Of Texas Retail Provider Leading Start-up Broker, Will Offer "Resilience As A Service"

A start-up filed with the Texas PUC a registration as a Texas electricity broker

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Shell Subsidiaries File To Use Shell Brand Name To Sell Retail Electricity In Texas, New York

A Shell subsidiary has formally filed at the Texas PUC for an amendment to its Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate to reflect the use of a new assumed name

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Another Generating Unit In ERCOT To Return To Year-Round Service Status From Seasonal Mothballing

ERCOT said in a market notice that, on September 29, 2021, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for the following Generation Resource ...

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Enel Subsidiary Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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PUCO Expands Audit Of FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities To Ensure Rates Do Not Include Charges For Stadium Naming Rights

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) announced today that it ordered its third-party auditor to examine utility rates paid by customers of the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities to ensure that such rates do not include charges for stadium naming rights.

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Think Tank Study Says Retail Electric Choice Results In Lower Rates, Better Reliability

A study released by the Pacific Research Institute, which is described as a nonpartisan California-based, free-market think tank, says that states with competitive electricity markets saw cheaper energy prices, more energy infrastructure investment to improve efficiency and reliability, and greater emission reductions compared to monopoly states

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ERCOT Identifies "Issues" Concerning Identification Of Transmission-Level Customer Securitization Opt-Outs, Calculation Of Adjusted Metered Load

ERCOT filed with the Texas PUC a pleading to notify the Commission and the parties of potential issues that may impede ERCOT’s ability to calculate the amount of Uplift Balance bond proceeds due to Load-Serving Entities (LSE) under the methodology agreed to as part of the Docket No. 52322 partial settlement

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September 28

Arizona Corp. Commission Poised To Seek AG's Opinion Regarding Existing Retail Choice Statutes, Rules In Light of Two Court Cases

Two Commissioners Say AG Opinion Request Should Not Delay Consideration Of Retail Supplier License Applications

Subject to confirmation in a future vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission currently intends to request ...

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TransAlta Shifts Strategic Focus To Customer-Centered Power Solutions (Renewables & Storage), Including U.S. Growth

TransAlta Corporation ("TransAlta" or the "Company") today announced its strategic growth targets, "which strengthen the Company's commitment to being a leader in clean electricity by delivering customer-centered power solutions. "

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September 27

Retail Supplier With U.S. Arm Receives $600 Million Investment

An international retail supplier with a U.S. subsidiary announced ...

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Bankrupt Texas Retail Provider Seeks Court Order To Compel Mediation With Wholesale Supplier

A bankrupt retail energy supplier has sought ...

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

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

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RESA Says Latest Data Affirms Billions Of Savings Under Retail Choice

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today said that updated 2020 data shows continued increases in costs to states with monopoly electricity suppliers, and the savings available under restructuring

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New Texas Retail Provider Withdraws Request For Temporary Exception To Texas Physical Office Requirement

A REP has withdrawn its request at the Texas PUC for a temporary good cause exception to the provision of 16 TAC § 25.107(e)(2) requiring a physical office located in Texas.

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Freedom Energy Selects Electric Supplier For City's Accounts

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Update: Proposed Opt-Out Notice For Texas REPs To Send To Customers Under Uplift Securitization Financing Filed By Settling Parties

Settling parties in a Texas PUC proceeding concerning an "uplift" financing program as directed by HB 4492 have filed a proposed opt-out notice and form that REPs would be required to send to transmission-voltage customers to inform such customers of their right to opt-out of the securitization program

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September 24

Energy Consultant Acquires Retail Energy Broker

A retail energy broker has been acquired by ...

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PSC Staff Seeks Delay In Date For Supplier Consolidated Billing Implementation, As Milestones Pass Without Consensus

 

 

 

Staff Seeks To Retain Consultant For SCB Implementation, Utility Seeks To Recover Consultant Costs In UCB POR Discount

Staff of a PSC have sought a delay in SCB

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Large Municipal Aggregation Urges Regulator To Disclose Utility Lists Of Currently Shopping Customers So That City May Contact Shopping Customers And Avoid "Price Crisis" From Individual Choice Service

A large city which operates an opt-out municipal aggregation for electricity has renewed its request for an order requiring an EDC to share a list of currently shopping customers with the city

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United Energy Trading Receives Supplier License In New State

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Subsidiary Of Large Property Management Company Seeks Broker License

A subsidiary of a large property management company applied for ...

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PUC Discloses Price From Default Service Auction

A PUC has disclosed ...

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September 23

Texas PUC Moves To Lower ERCOT High System-Wide Offer Cap By Jan. 1

Proposes $4500 Cap For Comment

The Texas PUC will issue an accelerated proposed rulemaking to lower the high system-wide offer cap in ERCOT from the current $9,000 per MWh by January 1, 2022

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EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced that they will be the overall sponsor for the 2021 Energy Marketing Conference in New York City on Thursday, October 7th.

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Nordic Energy Services Receives License In New State

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Generating Units In ERCOT To Return To Year-Round Service Status From Seasonal Mothballing

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that, on September 22, 2021, ERCOT received Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation forms (NCGRDs) for the following Generation Resources:

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DuPont Selects Energy Supplier For Texas Wind VPPA

DuPont announced that it has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with ...

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Petrochemical Company Selects Retail Provider To Serve Texas Facility

MEGlobal Americas Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of ethylene glycol, has entered into an agreement with ...

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REC Marketer Will Cease Serving Customers Under State's Clean Energy Add-On Program

A REC marketer informed a regulator that it will cease being a participant in the state's clean energy add-on program

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Update: Regulator Formally Issues Notice Of Violation That Would Fine Retail Supplier $1 Million, Require Return Of All Of Supplier's Customers In State To Default Service

A regulator has issued an NOV against ...

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September 22

Retail Energy Supplier Agrees To Door-to-Door Marketing, Outbound Telemarketing Stay-Outs Under Settlement Approved By PUC

A PUC approved a settlement between ...

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Retail Energy Provider Agrees To Door-to-Door Marketing Stay-Out Under Settlement Approved By PUC

A Public Utilities Commission adopted a settlement between ...

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Retail Supplier To Provide Up To $215,000 In Additional Customer Re-Rates, Forego Collection Of $800,000, Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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

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Windstream Enters Five-Year Contract With Retail Electric Provider For Texas Facilities

Windstream, a privately held communications and software company, today announced a retail renewable energy agreement with ...

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ERCOT Files 2022/2023 System Administration Fee Submission At Texas PUC

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) filed at the Texas PUC its 2022/2023 Biennial Budget and System Administration Fee submission

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September 21

Update: Settlement On Allocation Of Uplift Securitization Proceeds To LSEs In ERCOT Includes Weighting For REPs With Smaller Exposure

Includes Obligation To Pass-Through Proceeds To Affected Customers

Parties in a Texas proceeding concerning an "uplift" financing program as directed by HB 4492 have filed an unopposed settlement addressing certain issues, including the methodology and process for allocation of securitization proceeds to load serving entities

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Regulator's Staff Seeks Notice Of Violation That Would Fine Retail Supplier $1 Million, Require Return Of All Of Supplier's Customers In State To Default Service

Staff of a retail energy regulator have proposed ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Secures $175 Million Of Capital From PE Firm For Bitcoin Mining, Data Center Venture

The affiliate of a retail energy supplier announced today that it has taken additional steps forward in capitalizing and executing its strategic transformation to a renewable energy and digital infrastructure growth platform.

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September 20

Retail Energy Vet Launches New Broker

A retail energy vet has launched ...

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Community Solar Provider Names Retail Market Vet As EVP

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Texas PUC Approves Trade Name "Energy Texas" For Retail Electric Provider

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Says It Has Launched "World's Most Comprehensive Carbon Intelligence Platform"

An affiliate of a retail supplier announced today the launch of ...

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Texas TDU De-Activates Catastrophic Estimation Process (CEP) For Meters In Impacted Areas

A TDU Texas de-activated the Catastrophic Estimation Process (CEP) for the counties listed below ...

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September 17

Two Retail Suppliers Default On Obligations At PJM; Suppliers Remediate Defaults

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Retail Supplier Names New President

A retail supplier has named ...

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Retail Supplier Says "Injunction" Prevents Regulator From Proceeding With Notice Of Violation Which Seeks To Return Supplier's Customers To Default Service, Suspend License

A retail energy supplier filed a motion arguing that ...

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Partial Settlement Reached On Allocating Uplift Securitization Proceeds To LSEs In ERCOT, Pass-Through To Customers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a letter with the PUC, in a proceeding concerning an "uplift" financing program as directed by HB 4492, stating that, "This letter is to notify you that Commission Staff and the parties to the above-styled docket have either agreed in principle or are unopposed to a settlement," that would resolve ...

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Regulator Discloses Winning Suppliers, Prices From Default Service Procurements

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September 16

Retail Energy Supplier Acquiring Book Of Customers

A retail energy supplier is acquiring a book of customers

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Just Energy Obtains Extension Of Stay Period And Claims Procedure Order Under Creditors Act

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") announced today that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the "Court") has, among other things, extended the stay period under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") to December 17, 2021 (the "Stay Extension").

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Texas PUC Approves New Trade Names Cost Plus Power, SmarTricity For Retail Electric Provider

The Texas PUC approved an amendment to the retail electric provider certificate of ...

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A PUC has disclosed the identities of the winning bidders from an August auction held for a portion of electricity standard service offer (SSO) supplies at ...

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September 15

Retail Energy Shopping Service, Clean Energy Provider Raises $100M In Series D Funding Round

Notes Recent Executive Additions

A clean energy company and retail energy shopping service announced ...

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Shell Closes On Acquisition Of Retail Supplier Serving Over 200,000 Residential Customers

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BP Energy Retail Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted BP Energy Retail LLC an ...

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Regulator Issues Notice Of Violation To Retail Supplier Which Would Suspend Supplier's License, Require Supplier To Return Customers To Default Service, Due To Alleged Enrollment Violations

A regulator issued an NOV to ...

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Power Trader Names New Head Of Environmental Products

A power trader has named ...

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PUC Denies Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier In Connection With Acquisition

A PUC has denied a waiver sought by ...

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Texas TDU Activates Catastrophic Estimation Process (CEP) For Meters In Certain Areas

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Athletic Apparel Retailer Selects Supplier For 15 MW VPPA, Supports Texas Wind Farm

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Service Starts Under Rochester, NY Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

The City of Rochester, New York today "activated" its municipal aggregation, with the start of supply service

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September 14

Texas Broker Registers Several "Tesla" Assumed Names With Secretary Of State, PUC

A Texas electric broker has registered the following assumed names with the Texas Secretary of State, and has filed an amendment to its Texas electric broker registration to reflect such assumed names as well: "Tesla Power Texas"; "Tesla Power"; "Tesla Power TX"; and "Tesla Energy."

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Update: Retail Supplier Files To Use Shell Energy Solutions Trade Name In Northeast Market

A retail energy supplier has filed with the District of Columbia PSC a notice of a new trade name: "Shell Energy Solutions"

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As Director, Pricing

A retail supplier has named ...

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PJM Seeks "Modest" Delay To 2023/2024 Base Residual Auction For Capacity

PJM filed at FERC to further delay the upcoming Base Residual Auction (BRA) for capacity for the 2023/2024 Delivery Year b ...

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September 13

U.K. Energy & Home Services Online Comparison, Switching Site Launching In Texas

A U.K. online comparison site registered with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a Texas electric broker

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Audit Of FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities' Corporate Separation Plan Finds "Minor" Violations Related To Products & Services

 

 

 

Audit Consultant Recommends FirstEnergy Products Remove FE Ohio Utilities' Names & Logos From Marketing Materials

 

 

 

Consultant Suggests FE Ohio Utilities "Explore" Allowing Retail Suppliers To Use Utility Billing For Non-commodity Services, As Affiliates May Do

 

 

 

Recommends FE Utilities Better Inform Customers Of Complaint Process, Noting Potential For Complaints About Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued an audit report of FirstEnergy’s Ohio electric distribution companies’ compliance with corporate separation laws and related PUCO regulations.

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Northeast U.S. Retail Energy Concierge Switching Service Registers As Texas Electric Broker

A retail energy concierge switching service registered with the Texas PUC as an electric broker

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Start-up SmarterChoice Registers As Texas Electric Broker

Start-up SmarterChoice LLC has registered as a Texas electricity broker

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September 10

Texas Retail Provider To Pay $42,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A Texas retail electric provider would pay $42,500 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve and conclude Commission Staff’s investigation of ...

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Court Approves Sale Of 40% Of Bankrupt Retail Supplier's RCEs To NRG

 

 

 

Bankrupt Supplier Discusses Path Forward For Remaining RCEs, Potential POLR Drop

A bankruptcy court today approved the sale of a significant book of customers of ...

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Reversing Lower Decision, Appeals Court Allows Robocall Suit Against Retail Supplier To Move Forward

 

 

 

Decision Addresses Applicability Of Robocall Prohibition From 2015-2020

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will allow a suit against a retail energy supplier to continue as the Appeals Court found that ...

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September 9

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO, Alleges Information "Raises Doubt" As To Supplier's Ability To Operate In A Compliant Manner

Alleging an, "apparent misrepresentations with respect to certain information" provided by an ESCO as part of its ESCO eligibility re-application to serve customers in the State of New York, the New York PSC directed ...

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Apple To Sell Solar Generating Facility To Utility

Apple Inc. has entered into an agreement to ...

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PSC Issues Show Cause Order To Utility With Retail Access Program, Alleging Improper Sharing Of Customer Data With Affiliates

A PSC has issued a show cause order to ...

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Utility Schedules First Stakeholder Session On Moving Default Service Procurement To An Auction System

A utility has scheduled the first stakeholder session (virtual) in connection with a proposed migration to an auction to serve non-shopping customers

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Regulator Proposes Amount Of Costs To Be Paid By Retail Suppliers For Utility Expenses Related To Supplier Refunds Under Next Cycle Rate Amnesty

A regulator has issued a proposed interim decision to assign specific amounts of costs to retail suppliers for expenses incurred by utilities in implementing a mechanism for suppliers to refund amounts owed to customers under a "next cycle rate" amnesty program.

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Gillette Stadium Selects Provider To Procure RECs To Offset Patriots Home Games, Other Events

Gillette Stadium has chosen a supplier to procure RECs

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President Biden To Name PSC Chair To FERC

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate ...

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September 8

Retail Supplier Acquiring Book Of Customers

A retail energy supplier is acquiring a book of customers from ...

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Broker-Consultant Names Energy Vet As CFO

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PUC Proposes Changes To Retail Energy Rules

A PUC has invited comment on, and proposed specific changes to, the competitive retail electric service and competitive retail natural gas service rule

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PUC Issues RFP For State Green Power Provider

A PUC issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to be the state's Green Power provider.

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September 7

Texas Retail Provider Launches New Plans Offering One-Year Of Amazon Prime Membership

A Texas REP is offering new residential electricity plans in Texas that include one-year of free Amazon Prime membership for new customer enrollments

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Update: Texas Retail Provider Says PUC Should Require REPs To Provide Advance Monthly Notice Of New Rates To All Variable Rate Customers (Not Only Roll-over Customers)

In reply comments to the Texas PUC in a customer protection rulemaking implementing various recent legislation, a REP said that the PUC should require REPs provide, on a monthly basis, clear notice of the price applicable for the month before that product goes into effect for a customer each month.

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Court Stays Enforcement Of Decision That Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Using Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC Products; Regulator Suspends Implementation

A Connecticut superior court (Docket HHB-CV21-6063122-S) has stayed, pending appeal, enforcement of its recent decision that affirmed a Connecticut PURA decision which ...

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Vistra Keeps Battery Storage Facility Offline After Overheating

Vistra said in a statement that ...

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September 3

Autonomous Vehicle, Utility Transformation Vets Form Start-up Retail Supplier Focused On Electrification, Clean Energy Transition

 

 

 

Will Offer Membership Service With Pass-through Of Energy Costs

 

 

 

Founders Say, "No Competitive Retailer Has Stepped Into The Void To Bring Low-Cost Utility-Scale Renewables To The People"

A start-up has been formed to, "accelerat[e] the transition to a sustainable future by building a 21st century energy supplier that (1) delivers an amazing customer experience, (2) integrates low-cost renewables and demand flexibility, and (3) delivers products for consumers to decarbonize their homes, businesses, and transportation."

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Vistra-Owned Electricity Shopping Service (Broker) Seeks To Serve Residential Customers In Another New State

Blitz Ventures, Inc. d/b/a EnergyBot, the retail electricity plan comparison website owned by Vistra, filed for an amendment to its ...

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Retail Supplier Names Interim CEO

A retail supplier has named an interim CEO

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Texas PUC Seeks Comment on Residential Demand Response Mechanisms, Compensation, Market Changes

Staff of the Texas PUC has requested stakeholder comment on issues related to residential demand response, including current mechanisms, compensation, and operational issues

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Texas Retail Provider Withdraws Intervention In Other REP's Trade Name Proceeding

A REP filed a motion to withdraw its intervention in a Texas PUC proceeding addressing ...

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ERCOT Posts Final Seasonal Assessment Of Resource Adequacy For Fall 2021

ERCOT has posted the Final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the Fall 2021 season.

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LA County Municipal Aggregation Selects Supplier For Solar, Storage Under 15-Year PPA

A CCA has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for

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September 2

Retail Supplier Agrees To Two-Year Marketing & Enrollment Stand-Down Period In State, $275,000 In Refunds, Under Adopted Settlement

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Retail Supplier Introduces Digital Asset (Blockchain Coin) Allowing Customers To Sell, Trade Purchased Carbon Offsets

A retail supplier announced for its carbon offsets a digital asset that works as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain system.

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Texas TDU Files To End Hurricane Rider Charges To REPs Earlier Than Anticipated

A Texas TDU filed at the Texas PUC a revision to ...

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Grand Energy Seeks Retail Supplier Licenses In New State

Grand Energy, LLC applied for ...

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September 1

Broker/Consultant Receives $250 Million Investment From Oaktree, Institutional Investors

A broker and energy management consultant has received a $250 million investment from ...

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Texas Retail Provider Tells PUC It Should "Clarify" That Recent Legislation Requires Advance Monthly Notice To Customer Of Default Renewal Price

In comments to the Texas PUC in a customer protection rulemaking implementing various recent legislation, a retail electric provider said that the PUC should "clarify" proposed §25.475(e)(3)(A) to require a REP to provide, on a monthly basis, "clear notice of the price applicable to a default renewal product before that product goes into effect for a customer each month."

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Energy Supply Aggregator Names Retail Market Vet As Municipal Program Director

An energy broker/aggregator has named ...

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Freedom Energy Logistics Receives Licenses In New State

Freedom Energy Logistics has received ...

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Energy Transfer Selects Supplier For 120 MW Texas Solar PPA

Energy Transfer (NYSE: ET) announced that it has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ...

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First Opt-Out Community Solar & Energy Supply Program Officially Launches

Two New York villages activated their previously reported opt-out community solar program, part of their municipal aggregation.

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August 31

Utility To Transition To Auction For Default Service From Managed Portfolio, Under Proposed Settlement

 

 

 

Settlement Would Require Price To Compare To Be Listed On Shopping Customers' Bills

A utility has agreed to adopt a wholesale auction for default service

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As Vice President, Supply

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Retail Supplier To Pay $42,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff Concerning Alleged Misrepresentations

 

 

 

Investigation Once Again Prompted By PUC's Oversight Director Receiving Retail Energy Sales Pitch

A retail energy supplier would pay approximately $42,000 under a settlement with the ...

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Auction For Bankrupt Retail Supplier Cancelled

An auction for certain assets of ...

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Energy Controls, Management Company Registers As Texas Electric Broker

An energy controls and management firm has registered as a Texas electric broker

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Acquires Boiler & Burner Service Company

An ESCO affiliate announced that ...

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August 30

PUC Staff Recommends Denial Of Retail Supplier's License Renewal, Alleging Lack Of Managerial Fitness

 

 

 

Staff Alleges Falsified TPV

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Texas Retail Provider Permanently Enjoined From Disparaging Services Of Another REP By Making Misleading Comparison Representations

 

 

 

REP Enjoined From Using "Unsubstantiated" Testimonial Endorsements To Promote Its Service

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced ...

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Utility With Retail Choice Proposes Optional Carbon Reduction Rider

 

 

 

Proposes Change In Delineation Between Small & Large Customers

A utility has proposed an optional Carbon Reduction Rider

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Which Recently Launched Data Center Subsidiary Applauds Pennsylvania Data Center Tax Exemption

A retail supplier affiliate applauded ...

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August 27

Consumer Services Online Comparison Site Expanding To Electricity Brokering, Registers In Texas

An online comparison site for various non-energy consumer services has registered with the Texas PUC as an electricity broker

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Governor Signs Law Requiring Utilities To Offer Purchase Of Receivables (POR) To Municipal Aggregations

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed HB 315 which, among other things, requires utilities to offer purchase of receivables (POR) to municipal aggregations

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AARP Texas Alleges Several Retail Providers Offering Non-Compliant Fixed Rate Products

 

 

 

Alleges TOSs Being Used To Circumvent Statutory Protections, Says REPs' Non-compliance "In Plain Sight"

 

 

 

Seeks Requirement For REPs To Submit All TOSs For PUC Review

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) and AARP Texas alleged that several retail electric providers are offering non-compliant fixed rate products, while alleging others are using terms of service documents to circumvent customer protections in PURA or the PUC rules, in comments filed with the Texas PUC in a customer protection rulemaking proceeding

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Group Seeks Moratorium On New Municipal Aggregations Until CCAs Required To Comply With Supplier Diversity Requirements Applicable To Utilities

The following is a news release from the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Of note, the group seeks a moratorium on new municipal aggregations until CCAs are formally subject to a California PUC general order on supplier diversity

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From 8/16: Tesla Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate (First In EnergyChoiceMatters)

As exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on Aug. 16, Tesla Energy Ventures, LLC applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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August 26

Pennsylvania PUC Says Electric Utilities May Use On-Bill Billing For Their Own Non-Regulated Services Without Offering Same Service To Retail Suppliers

 

 

 

Disparate Treatment Doesn't Amount To Discrimination, PUC Says, Reversing Initial Decision

 

 

 

PUC Rules Suppliers' Statutory Right To "Direct Access" To Utility System Does Not Extend To Billing Systems

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Court Approves NRG Energy As Stalking Horse Bidder For Assets Of Bankrupt Retail Supplier

A bankruptcy court has approved ...

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Texas PUC Denies REPs' Petition Concerning Automatic Disconnection Moratorium Sunsets

The Texas PUC has denied a petition from a group of retail electric providers for a rulemaking to ...

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Pa. PUC Proposes To Extend Five-Day Waiting Period For Natural Gas Switches

The Pennsylvania PUC has proposed in a tentative order to ...

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FERC Approves Spin-Off Of Exelon Retail Supplier, Generation Business From Regulated Utilities

FERC has approved Exelon's proposed transaction to separate ...

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August 25

Retail Supplier Exiting Georgia Market

A retail energy supplier has exited the Georgia natural gas market

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Retail Energy Vet Named COO Of Power Marketer

A power marketer has named ...

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PepsiCo, Best Buy, McCormick & Company, ViacomCBS Properties Select Retail Supplier, Renewable Developer For Solar Power In Texas

A retail energy supplier announced today that an agreement is in place to help PepsiCo, McCormick & Company, Best Buy and ViacomCBS’ KTVT and KTXA TV stations power their operations with energy from ...

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United Energy Trading Seeks Supplier License In New State

United Energy Trading, LLC applied for ...

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Texas Retail Provider Hosting Customer Event Facilitating Enrollment In Critical Peak Conservation Rewards Program

A Texas REP is hosting an event to help customers sign up for a critical peak conservation rewards program

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Winning Price From Default Service Auction Disclosed

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Release: "Six Months After Winter Storm Uri, Texans for Fair Energy Billing Warns that Winter is Coming and Texas' Energy Grid Still isn't Prepared"

The following is a news release from Texans for Fair Energy Billing

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August 24

Start-up Progressive Light and Power Seeks Retail Supplier Licenses

Start-up Progressive Light and Power LLC applied for ...

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New Retail Supplier Created By Texas Natural Gas Marketer Receives License In Northeast State

A PUC has granted ...

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Update On Switch Ltd.'s Application For A Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Switch Ltd., an operator of data center facilities and a provider of related services, has filed an update to its application for ...

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Texas PUC Denies AARP Texas Petition To Require Lower Initial Payment, Longer Time Period For REP Deferred Payment Plans

The Texas PUC denied a petition from AARP Texas for an emergency rule to ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Transit, Fleet Customer Wins For Electric Mobility Solution

A retail energy supplier, through its various subsidiaries and affiliates, announced today new K-12 fleet and transit agency customers for its transportation electrification solution

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August 23

U.S. Arm Of Tech-Focused International Retail Supplier Moves To Serve Customers In Northeast (Has Already Entered Texas)

The U.S. arm of an international retail energy supplier applied for ...

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Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas REP Certificate; Marks Return Of Texas Vets To ERCOT Market

The Texas PUC granted ...

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New Construction Vet Leading Start-up Texas Broker

A start-up, filed a registration at the Texas PUC as a Texas electricity broker

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ERCOT Offers Alternative Lower Collateral Proposal For REPs Under Uplift Financing Program

 

 

ERCOT Remains Opposed To Volumetric Mechanism For Calculating Uplift Financing Charges As Favored By Most REPs

ERCOT said that a lower collateral amount for REPs related to uplift charges may be reasonable and offered an alternative proposal

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New Wave Energy Corp Launching Service In New State

New Wave Energy Corp has announced

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Directek Files Registration As Texas Broker

Directek Inc filed a registration at the Texas PUC as a Texas electricity broker

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August 20

Bankrupt Retail Supplier Enters Stalking Horse Agreement For Sale

 

 

Expected Sale Price, Bidder Disclosed

 

 

Bankrupt Retail Supplier Serving Over 100,000 RCEs

A retail supplier has entered into ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As VP, Commercial Sales

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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New York Utilities Balk At Purchasing Receivables (POR) Of ESCO Value-Added Products, Want Issue Considered Under Track II Retail Market Review

 

 

Other Issues For Track II Set At Kick-off Meeting

During a Department of Public Service stakeholder meeting, a representative of several New York utilities balked at purchasing the receivables of ESCOs for non-supply, energy-related value-added products and services (ERVAS), and said that the issue of POR for ERVAS should be considered in Track II of the PSC's retail market review

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Oncor Says Texas PUC Should Consider Requiring Retail Providers To Share Customer Email Addresses With TDUs, For Emergency Alerts

In recent comments to the Texas PUC concerning the criteria and related issues for power outage alerts (which are required under new legislation), Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC said that the PUC should consider requiring retail electric providers to share with the TDUs their customers' email addresses, to facilitate communication of the outage alerts to customers

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August 19

Adopted First Notice Order On New Retail Energy Marketing Rules Includes Broad Definition Of In-Person Solicitation

 

 

Requires Suppliers To Disclose Utility Price To Compare In Various New Situations

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20-Year Retail Energy Vet Forms New Broker

A 20-year retail energy vet has formed a new broker

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PSC Imposes $400,000 Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier, Won't Revoke License

 

 

PSC Says Supplier's Use Of Term "Competitive" To Describe Its Rates Was Misleading

 

 

Prohibits Telemarketing; Allows Supplier To Resume Other Marketing

A PSC issued an order imposing a civil penalty of $400,000 against ...

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Texas PUC Does Not Decide "Netting" Question For Uplift Financing Program In Taking Preliminary Actions Today

In directing certain preliminary actions with respect to Docket 52322, which is addressing an "uplift" financing program as directed by HB 4492, the Texas PUC at its open meeting today did not rule on the question of whether netting shall be required under the program

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August 18

Data Center Operator Switch Ltd. Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Switch Ltd., an operator of data center facilities and a provider of related services, applied for ...

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Retail Energy Vet Forms New Retail Supplier, Files NY ESCO Registration

A start-up filed with the New York PSC a retail access application form (RAAF) to register as an ESCO

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Company Sharing Address With Fuel Oil Provider Submits New ESCO Registration In New York

A company which shares an address with a fuel oil provider has newly registered as a New York ESCO

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Start-up Registers As Texas Electric Broker, Includes Trade Name "Direct Power Organization"

A start-up filed with the Texas PUC as an electricity broker

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August 17

Texas Retail Vets Launching New "White Label" Retail Provider(s) For BTM Providers, Other Low Carbon Devs ('Rent a REP')

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

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Update: Comcast Ventures Cites Potential To "Lean On" Comcast's Assets In Helping Start-up Retail Provider Accelerate Growth

 

 

--- (REP Is Recipient Of Comcast Ventures Seed Funding)

Comcast Ventures announced that ...

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Broker/Energy Management Firm Ranks 10th On Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Companies

 

 

Other Suppliers, Brokers Make List

Several retail suppliers and brokers were included in the 2021 Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth (as a %) at private companies over the past three years.

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Retail Supplier Formally Announces "Shared Savings" Retail Energy Product In New York, New Jersey

An ESCO announced today it is now serving customers in New York and New Jersey as a retail energy supplier with what it called a, "first of a kind 'Shared Savings' product."

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August 16

Tesla Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Tesla Energy Ventures, LLC applied for

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Retail Energy Vets Form Start-up REP, Seek Texas Certificate

A start-up retail supplier has applied for a Texas REP certificate

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Just Energy Reports Number Of Customers Dropped To Default Service Due To New Regulations In New York

 

 

Just Energy Grows Mass Market RCEs, Excluding Customers Lost Due To New Product Limits In New York

 

 

Quarterly Results Lower On Decreased RCE Count, Investment In Digital Marketing

Just Energy reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2021 (first quarter of fiscal year 2022)

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Texas PUC Staff File Recommendation On REPs' Petition Concerning Automatic Disconnection Moratorium Sunsets

Staff of the Texas PUC have recommended ...

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Texas Lt. Gov.: Intent Of Uplift Financing Program Is Not To Give Taxpayer Dollars To Companies That Profited During Winter Storm; Urges Netting

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has written a letter to the Texas PUC Chair and Commissioners stating that the Texas Senate would not have passed a bill giving taxpayer dollars to companies that profited during the winter storm, and said that HB 4492 requires netting

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Municipal Aggregation Serving 100,000 New York Customers Formally Seeks Approval For Opt-out Community Solar

A CCA has formally petitioned the New York PSC for approval to integrate opt-out Community Distributed Generation into the municipal aggregation program.

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August 13

Texas PUC Staff Files Recommendation On AARP Texas Petition To Require Lower Initial Payment, Longer Time Period For REP Deferred Payment Plans

Staff of the Texas PUC have recommended that ...

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Texas REPs Oppose ERCOT's Initially Proposed Method For Calculating Uplift Financing Charges

 

 

REPs Oppose Additional Financial Security Sought By ERCOT

 

 

TXU Reports That Uplift Exposure For TXU & Sister REPs Is $850 Million

Several Texas retail electric providers have opposed ERCOT's proposal for how ERCOT will calculate charges to recover costs of the uplift financing program under HB 4492. REPs also opposed additional security requirements proposed by ERCOT under the financing program

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Energy Commodities Brokerage Firm Names New President

An energy commodities broker has named ...

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Texas PUC Staff Files Proposed Cost Allocation To REPs For Low-Income Customer List

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed the amount of costs to be allocated to each retail electric provider for those REPs who have requested to participate in the matching process to receive a list of their low-income customers for the next fiscal year (fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2021)

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Texas PUC Staff Proposes Amounts For Assessment On Subject Retail Electric Providers To Fund FY 2022 Internet Broadcast Of PUC Meetings

 

 

Deletions In Proposed List Indicate REPs' Customer Count Decline From 250,000 Threshold

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed the fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online for FY 2022.

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August 12

New Retail Supplier Formed By Renewable Energy Developer Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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Regulator Commences Proceeding To Allocate, Recover Costs Of Utility Billing System Upgrades From Retail Suppliers

A retail energy regulator has initiated a proceeding to assign costs of various EDC billing system upgrades to retail suppliers and develop a mechanism to recover such costs from suppliers

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Reminder & Change: New York PSC Stakeholder Meeting Will Initiate Track II Of Retail Market Review, Consideration Of Value-Added Products In Mass Market

As previously reported, the New York PSC scheduled a stakeholder meeting initiating Track II proceedings in its retail energy market review, which will consider whether any further value-added ESCO products are appropriate for mass market customers.

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Natural Gas E&P Company To Buy Temple Power Plant In ERCOT

An E&P company has signed a purchase and sale agreement to purchase all of the equity interests in Temple Generation Intermediate Holdings II, LLC

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Renewable Energy Developer Names Competitive Energy Vet As Managing Director, Head of US

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PSEG Enters Agreement To Sell PSEG Fossil Generating Portfolio, Buyer Named

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has entered into an agreement to sell ...

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Pennsylvania PUC Asks Further Questions On Utility Ownership Of Energy Storage, Wholesale Market Participation

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a further set of questions for stakeholder comment in its proceeding examining the utilization of storage resources as electric distribution assets

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August 11

Start-up Retail Energy Supplier Announces Multi-Million Dollar Seed Funding

 

 

Round Led By Comcast Ventures

 

 

Renewables-Focused Supplier Will Also Offer Smart Device Analytics, Installation

A tech-powered retail energy provider announced that it has raised ...

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Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas REP Certificate

 

 

Also Names Retail Vet As New Chief Information Officer

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

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Start-up Eazy Energy Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Eazy Energy LLC, a start-up, applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Retail Supplier Names New Chief Commercial Officer

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Twenty Texas Senators Tell PUC That Uplift Financing Proceeds Intended To Only Be Utilized, "To Prevent Unnecessary Uplift Charges Due To Defaults"; Also Say Netting Is Required

Twenty Texas State Senators, including Senators Charles Schwertner and Kelly Hancock, have filed a letter with the Texas PUC explaining their position that the legislative intent of HB 4492 is that netting is required in establishing proceeds to be provided to LSEs under the "uplift" financing process

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Texas Retail Provider Says Competitors Can't "Park" Unused Trade Names Which Lapse At SOS

Says REP certificate should have deleted name when lapsed at Sec. of State

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LS Power Launches Rev Renewables

LS Power today announced the formation of Rev Renewables, LLC

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August 10

Texas REP Newly Registers Trade Names Shell Energy Retail & Shell Energy Solutions

A Texas retail electric provider recently filed, with the Texas Secretary of State, certificates of assumed business names for the names "Shell Energy Retail" and "Shell Energy Solutions"

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Texas Retail Market Vet Launches New Energy Broker

A start-up has registered as a Texas electric broker

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Texas Retail Provider Discloses Estimate Of Minimum Expected Proceeds From Uplift Financing Program

During an earnings call last week, executives of a REP reported that the company expects to receive

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Retail Supplier To Begin Telemarketing in Georgia

A retail supplier will soon begin telemarketing in the Georgia natural gas market.

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Utilities Propose How To Address Reconciliation Of Purchase Of Receivables Given Prior Order Which Maintained Prior-Year Discount Rates

Two EDCs have both filed proposals regarding POR discount rates

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Microsoft Selects Supplier For Texas Solar PPA

Microsoft Corporation has entered into ...

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ERCOT Issues Notice Regarding Anticipated Date For Lifting DGR/DESR Moratorium

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that it anticipates that it will lift the moratorium on interconnection of Distribution Generation Resources (DGRs) and Distribution Energy Storage Resources (DESRs) beginning ...

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August 9

Several New Vice Presidents Named At Retail Supplier

A retail supplier recently promoted several individuals to Vice President positions

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Retail Supplier Names New Regional Director Of Natural Gas Marketing

 

 

Supplier Also Debuts New Logo

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Retail Supplier Receives Approval For Name Change To Via Renewables, Reflecting New Strategic Initiatives, Further Discusses ESG Focus

Part of plan to bring further diversified offerings and solutions to a broader customer base

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Texas Gov. Names New Commissioner To Texas PUC, Former Regulatory Affairs Director At Competitive Generator

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed

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Appeals Court Remands Alleged Capacity Market Price Manipulation Complaint To FERC; Says FERC's "Breezy" Analysis That No Manipulation Occurred Lacked Support

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has remanded to FERC a complaint concerning the results of the 2015 Midcontinent ISO capacity auction, finding that FERC's conclusion that the outcome of the auction was just and reasonable, because the auction complied with the applicable tariff, lacked adequate explanation, and was therefore arbitrary and capricious.

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Retail Supplier Enters Into Solar PPA In PJM

A retail supplier announced ...

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NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Sustainability-Linked Senior Notes

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August 6

Retail Supplier Acquires New York ESCO

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Regulator's Staff Propose That Retail Supplier's License Be Suspended, All Customers Returned To Default Service Due To Alleged Enrollment Violations

Staff of a retail energy regulator has sought a notice of violation against a retail energy supplier

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NRG Reports Retail Customer Count, Sales & Revenue Data

NRG filed a 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2021 which includes customer and volume data for its retail business

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Retail Supplier Purchases RECs To Offset Entire Load In Q2, Going Forward

A retail energy supplier has purchased RECs to offset all of its load

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PUC Announces Dates For Retail Energy Door-to-Door Marketing Training (Online) As Moratorium Lifted, All Suppliers Advised To Attend

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) announced upcoming online training in the door-to-door marketing regulations at 52 Pa. Code Chapter 111.

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Residential Customers On Competitive Supply At ComEd Paid $323 Million More Than Default Service Over Last Twelve Months, Annual ORMD Report Says

 

 

 

Customers On Retail Supply Paying On Average 3.7¢/kWh More Than ComEd

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

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Regulator's Staff Recommends Law Be Revised To Allow Regulator To Revoke Broker Certificates

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"Paramount" State Law Compels Arizona Commission To Open Electric Utilities To Choice, ACC Commissioner Says, Citing Recent Court Case

Citing recent court precedent concerning the Arizona Corporation Commission's lack of plenary authority outside of ratemaking, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson in a memo urged the ACC to comply with "paramount" state law, which requires that the ACC direct the electric utilities to open their territories to electric choice, and requires the ACC to adopt rules for electricity competition

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PUC Approves $150,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

 

 

 

Investigation Prompted When Mailer With Alleged Violations Received By PUC's Director Of Oversight

A PUC has approved ...

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Vistra Reports Higher Retail Adjusted EBITDA, Increased Texas Residential Customer Count

 

 

 

Vistra Announces Evaluation Of Strategic Direction, Emphasis On Capital Allocation

Vistra, the parent of TXU Energy and several other retail energy brands, reported second quarter Adjusted EBITDA from its Retail segment of ...

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Large Retail Provider Launches "Energy Bank" Plan: Predictable Monthly Payment & Able To "Bank" Usage Forward

A retail supplier launched a "first to market" retail energy product called Energy Bank

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Retail Supplier Contemplates Spinning Off International Suppliers, To Position U.S. Suppliers For Growth

A retail energy supplier announced that ...

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Texas Retail Provider Raises Concerns With Other REP's Sought Use Of Trade Name Cost Plus Power

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NRG Reports Higher Adjusted EBITDA Excluding Uri Impact, On Direct Energy Acquisition

 

 

 

NRG Reports Impairment Losses Due To Planned Retirement Of PJM Assets

NRG Energy reported Adjusted EBITDA, (excluding Winter Storm Uri impacts), of ...

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Texas PUC Staff Says Bill For Reimbursement Financing Program For Costs Above ERCOT Price Cap Contemplates Netting, Cites Floor Remarks From Senate Sponsor

 

 

 

Most Gentailers Oppose Netting; Independent REPs (& OPUC) Support Netting

 

 

 

Calpine Says Any Proceeds Should First Be Allocated To Any Customers Exposed To Such Prices (With Mandated Pass-Through), Regardless Of LSE's Position; With Proceeds To LSEs Themselves Relegated To Second Priority

Staff of the Texas PUC filed comments with the Commission concluding that HB 4492 -- which creates a program to finance Reliability Deployment Price Adder ("RDPA") charges and Ancillary Service costs above the Commission's system-wide offer cap for the period beginning 12:01 a.m., February 12, 2021, and ending 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021 (known as "uplift") -- contemplates determining exposure on a net basis inclusive of affiliated entities, a view shared by OPUC and independent REPs, while most gentailers argued that netting is not permitted under the statute.

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August 4

Spark Energy Enters Agreement To Acquire ~50,000 RCEs

 

 

 

Discloses Previously Reported Recent Acquisitions Also Added 57,000 RCEs

 

 

 

Q2 Adjusted EBITDA Lower On Decline In RCEs

In reporting second quarter results, Spark Energy said that, subsequent to quarter end, Spark entered into an agreement to acquire ~50,000 RCEs

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Retail Electric Supplier Newly Petitions Arizona Corp. Commission For Certificate To Provide Service To Arizona Customers

 

 

 

Says Recent Court Case Compels ACC To Rule On Certificate Request, Clarifies ACC Lacks Plenary Authority To Supersede Prior Legislative Mandate For Choice Because Ratemaking Authority Not Infringed

 

 

 

Proposes Range Of Rates, Price Cap For Service

A retail electric supplier applied at the Arizona Corporation Commission for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CC&N) to provide competitive electric generation service in Arizona in accordance with the Energy Competition Act

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McDonald's, eBay Select Supplier For Solar Power In Aggregation

McDonald’s Corporation and eBay Inc. today announced agreements with ...

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August 3

New Texas "Total Home Energy Management" Platform Includes Retail Electricity Shopping Site, Led By Texas Market Vet

A retail energy vet has launched a new digital home energy management platform that includes an electricity comparison service

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Update: Integrated Retail Energy, DER Provider Acquires Retail Supplier

An integrated retail energy and DER provider has closed on the acquisition of a retail energy supplier

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Sponsor Of Texas Bill For Reimbursement Financing Program For Costs Above ERCOT Price Cap Tells PUC That "Netting" An LSE's Costs Is Not Authorized Under Law

Texas Representative Chris Paddie sent a letter to the Texas PUC stating his opinion that HB 4492 -- which creates a program to finance Reliability Deployment Price Adder ("RDPA") charges and Ancillary Service costs above the Commission's system-wide offer cap for the period beginning 12:01 a.m., February 12, 2021, and ending 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021 (known as "uplift") -- does not authorize any "netting" of an LSE's costs under the program against any affiliate or other company

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Walmart Selects Provider For Community Solar In New York

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August 2

Start-up Retail Energy Broker Launching, Has Common Ownership With Commodities Brokerage

A start-up has filed with the Texas PUC an electricity broker registration

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Start-Up Named PowerToSave LLC Files Texas Broker Registration

PowerToSave LLC, a start-up, has filed with the Texas PUC an electricity broker registration

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Court Upholds Decision That Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Using Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC Products; Term Limited To Using Supply From Owned Generation Or PPA

 

 

 

Court Affirms Geographic Limit For Source Of RECs For Voluntary Renewable Offerings

 

 

 

Staff Proposes New Compliance Deadlines In Light Of Court Order (Compliance Had Been Stayed)

A Superior Court has affirmed a decision which, among other things, limits voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail electric suppliers to using only RECs sourced from certain RTOs and which meet certain definitions, and which prohibits the use of the term "renewable energy" to market a REC product

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Texas Retail Providers Say PUC Staff's Proposal On Transmission-Voltage Customer Uplift Financing Opt-Out Impermissibly Changes Process To Opt-In

Several Texas retail electric providers have filed comments with the Texas PUC stating that a proposal from PUC Staff to implement an opt-out process for transmission-voltage customers from the winter event uplift financing program impermissibly changes the process to an opt-in process

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Named 'Best Electricity Company In Houston'

 

 

 

Senate Infrastructure Bill Would Empower EIA To Compel LSEs To Report "Financial Or Contractual Agreements" For Power To EIA

 

 

 

Requires Utilities (Including Default Service Providers, Possibly Retail Suppliers) To Promote Demand Response, EV Rates

The U.S. Senate "infrastructure" bill (H.R.3684, S.Amdt.2137) would empower the Energy Information Administration to compel LSEs to report to the EIA financial or contractual agreements for power and generation resource type attributes

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July 30, 2021 --- Updated

Regulator Provides Deadline For Retail Suppliers To Use Newly Mandated Contract Cover Page, Update Other Customer Materials In Light Of New Law

 

 

 

Regulator Rules On Which Customer Rate The Revised 25% Increase Notice Applies To

A retail energy regulator has issued deadlines for retail electric suppliers to comply with various new provisions under a new law

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Broker-Consultant Names Retail Energy Vet As Vice President Of Sales

A retail energy broker has named a new Vice President of Sales.

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Large Retail Supplier Hires Market Vet As Gas Portfolio Manager In New Push To Expand Beyond Retail Electricity Into Natural Gas

A retail supplier recently named an energy market vet as Retail Gas Portfolio Manager

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AltaGas Reports "Marked Improvements" In Retail Energy Marketing Business, Higher Margins From Stronger Pricing Environment (WGL Energy)

In reporting second quarter results, AltaGas Ltd. reported "marked improvements" in its retail energy marketing business due to, "a stronger pricing environment and improved power and gas margins."

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July 29, 2021

Texas Retail Provider Names Market Vet As COO

A Texas retail electric provider has named a new COO

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Retail Supplier Agrees To In-Person Marketing Moratorium, Would Pay $400,000 Under Assurance Of Voluntary Compliance

A retail energy supplier would make a payment of $400,000 and agrees to a moratorium on in-person marketing under an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (the "Assurance") entered into with ...

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Texas PUC To Consider Whether To Ban All Index Products, And All Products With Ancillary Service Pass-Throughs, For Residential And Small Commercial Customers

 

 

 

Commissioner Concerned Indexed Products May Just Not Be Beneficial To Small Customers

 

 

 

PUC Will Also Examine A Further "Safety Threshold" (Price Cap) On Proposed New POLR Rate Formula

As part of a rulemaking to implement recent legislation, the Texas PUC will consider whether to prohibit all index products, and any product with a pass-through of ancillary services, for residential and small commercial customers

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TXU Launches Surge Protection Offering For Business Customers

Vistra and its flagship retail electricity brand, TXU Energy, announced that they have launched a new surge protection offering targeted to small business customers in Texas

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Amazon Selects Electricity Supplier For 474 MW Of Renewable Energy In U.S., Other Markets

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From June 8: Direct Energy Offering $320 In Amazon Gift Cards Under New Texas Electricity Offers

Direct Energy is now offering Texas residential electric customers $320 in Amazon gift cards for enrolling and maintaining service on three of what it said were its most popular electricity plans

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July 28, 2021

 

 

New York ESCO Ceases Serving Customers

A New York ESCO is exiting the market

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RetailEnergyX: Gov.'s Administration Favors Bill Banning New Residential Enrollments With Competitive Retail Energy Suppliers

 

 

    --- Administration Official Says Drastic Action Needed To Stop "Predatory" Tactics, Can't Say Residential Choice Has Benefited Customers

 

 

 

 

Texas PUC Staff Formally Propose Rule To Change Definition Of Fixed Rate To Include Ancillary Service Charges

Proposal Retains New "Signed" Acknowledgement Of Risk For Products With Ancillary Service Pass-Through, And Also Any Mass Market Index Product

Proposal Includes New POLR Pricing For Mass Market Customers

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft proposal for publication containing proposed rule changes to implement HB 16, which generally bans wholesale energy market index plans to mass market customers, and relevant portions of SB 3. The proposal for publication also includes new customer protection changes not mandated by statute.

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Retail Providers Be Required To Send Written Notices To Eligible Customers Concerning Uplift Financing Opt-out, REPs Responsible For Reporting Customer Opt-outs To PUC

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed that retail electric providers be obligated to provide notice to eligible customers of their ability to opt-out of the program to finance ...

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Texas Retail Provider Files To Use SmarTricity As Trade Name

A retail electric provider filed with the Texas PUC an updated request to amend its REP certificate, in order to add the trade name SmarTricity

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July 27, 2021

 

Shell To Acquire Retail Energy Supplier Serving Over 200,000 Residential Customers

Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has signed an agreement to buy 100% of the equity interests of ...

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EC Infosystems Announces Disney Ticket User Conference Promotion

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, announced a promotion for their annual user conference that will include a free Disney park ticket for all early bird attendees who register and book their hotel stay before August 15, 2021.

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July 26, 2021

Texas Retail Provider Announces Research Project Into Consumer Price Responsiveness Under Different Electricity Market Conditions, Insights For Flexible Grid

A research firm focused on clean energy and decarbonization projects which is backed by a Texas retail electric provider has announced ...

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Danish Energy Marketer Entering U.S. Electricity Markets, Sells Minority Stake To Goldman Sachs

A Danish power marketer applied for ...

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PUC Staff Recommend Currently Bypassable Costs Be Moved To Distribution Rates

Staff of a PUC have recommended that ...

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Statement on Behalf of Former FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones Regarding Company's Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Former FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones issued the following statement on July 23, following FirstEnergy's deferred prosecution agreement with Justice Department announced on July 22

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July 23, 2021

Broker Acquires Energy Procurement Consultant

A retail energy broker has acquired ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Seeks To Use Trade Name Cost Plus Power

A Texas retail electric provider has filed at the Texas PUC for an amended REP certificate to add the trade name "Cost Plus Power" to the certificate

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July 22, 2021

ALJ Issues Proposed Order Which Would Determine Whether Retail Energy Sales Agents Must Be Vaccinated

Draft Order Addresses Full Resumption Of In-Person Sales

An ALJ has issued a proposed order which would allow for the full resumption of all forms of in-person marketing by retail energy suppliers, and which would ...

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Texas Retail Provider Launches Electricity Plans Offering 100% Texas Solar; Solar Buyback Plan Also Offered

A Texas retail electric provider announced that it has begun offering Texas residential electric customers plans that are backed by 100% solar RECs from Texas

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PSC Begins Process To Implement New Law Allowing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation Pilot

A PSC has initiated a process to implement a new law allowing an electricity opt-out municipal aggregation pilot

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Texas PUC Chair Provides Consumer Cost, To Date, Of Additional Reserves, Other Reliability Actions For This Summer

During a press briefing on actions that the Texas PUC and ERCOT are taking to improve grid reliability as the hottest days of summer approach, PUC Chairman Peter Lake provided the consumer cost, to date, of certain reliability actions the PUC has directed ERCOT to undertake for this summer

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FirstEnergy To Pay $230 Million Under Deferred Prosecution Agreement Relating To Charge Of Conspiracy To Commit Honest Services Wire Fraud

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio today announced that, "FirstEnergy Corp. has been charged federally with conspiring to commit honest services wire fraud and has agreed to pay a $230 million monetary penalty. The company signed a deferred prosecution agreement that could potentially result in dismissal of the charge."

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July 21, 2021

PECO Residential Price To Compare Increasing; Small Commercial PTCs Decreasing

PECO's residential electric price to compare will increase on September 1, while the small business electricity PTCs will decrease

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Renewable Energy Marketer, One Of Several Key Hires Including New COO

A renewable energy marketer today announced the hiring of five key members of its leadership and operations teams.

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Renewable Energy Company Provides Additional US$20 Million Royalty Financing To Retail Supplier Affiliate

Altius Renewable Royalties Corp. ('ARR' or the 'Company') announced that ...

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Texas PUC Seeks Briefing On Offsets, Affiliates In Determining Whether Entities Eligible For Compensation Under Reimbursement Financing Program For Costs Above ERCOT Price Cap

The Texas PUC has issued a request seeking briefing on the treatment of offsets and affiliates in determining an entity's eligibility to seek compensation under the financing program established to compensate entities for costs above the system-wide offer cap during the relevant period of the winter weather event.

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Residential & Commercial Prices To Compare Increasing At Three FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1, 2021

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July 20, 2021

New Retail Provider Led By Market Vets Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As CFO

Supplier Also Notes Success In Expansion Of Community Solar To New York City

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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PSC Approves New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

A PSC has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates at ...

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July 19, 2021

Retail Supplier To Return Residential Customers In State's Market To Default Service, Pay $250,000 Under Settlement With Regulator's Staff

A retail energy supplier would return all of its residential electricity customers in a state to default service and "permanently" exit the state's residential market under a settlement

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Energy Market Vet Joins Retail Supplier As Director Of Origination

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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ERCOT Proposes To Disburse LSEs' Proceeds From Uplift Securitization To Their QSEs; Notes PUC May Wish To Consider Mandating Pass-through Back To LSEs

ERCOT Seeks Approval For Uplift, Default Balance Financing Orders

ERCOT has filed with the Texas PUC petitions for orders to finance the Winter Storm Uri Uplift Balance (Uplift proceeding) and the Default Balance (Default proceeding)

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New York PSC Grants Extension To ESCO Concerning Prior Order To Return Customers To Default Service; ESCO Has Sought Rehearing Of PSC's Prior Directive

The Secretary of the New York PSC has issued an order extending the deadline by which ...

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Texas PUC Staff Asks For Comment On Potential Cost Recovery Mechanisms For Generation Weatherization, If Market Mechanisms Deemed Insufficient

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has filed for discussion a draft for new 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §25.55 to implement weather emergency preparedness measures for generation entities and transmission service providers in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power region, as required by Senate Bill 3

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Accelerates Closure Of Coal Plant

The parent of a retail supplier announced the accelerated closure of a coal plant

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July 16, 2021

Kinder Morgan To Acquire Retail Energy Supplier

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) today announced that it has agreed to acquire ...

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Retail Supplier Acquiring Book Of Customers As Competitor Must Exit Utility Market Due To Non-Renewal Of Competitor's Supplier Agreement With Utility

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New York PSC Rules Municipal Aggregations May Not Offer Stand-Alone Community Solar On Opt-Out Basis At This Time, CCA Must Also Offer Retail Energy Supply For CDG Opt-Out

The New York PSC issued a declaratory ruling clarifying that ...

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July 15, 2021

 

Updated: Conditions Revealed For Resumption Of Door-to-Door Marketing In Pennsylvania

PUC Will "Closely Monitor" Retail Suppliers' Door-to-Door Sales

(Earlier): Pennsylvania PUC Allows Residential Door-to-Door Marketing To Resume, With "Limited" Reporting

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a written order lifting the moratorium on door-to-door, public event, and in-person sales and marketing activities by retail energy suppliers

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $188,000

Alleged Violations Include Use Of Phrase "Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Notice" In Marketing Mailers

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a settlement between ...

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Texas PUC Reconstituting Stand-Alone Enforcement Division, Names Division Director

The Texas PUC will be reconstituting a stand-alone Enforcement Division, effective August 1

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PUC Approves Utility's Time Of Use Generation Rate Offering For Default Service Customers

Retail Suppliers Had Alleged Utility's Offering Would Monopolize Market, Given Lack Of Settlement Data For Retail Supplier TOU Products

PUC Orders Utility To File Testimony Regarding Use Of AMI Data For Wholesale Settlements, THEO, NSPL, & PLC

A PUC approved a TOU proposal from ...

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Bloomberg Selects Energy Supplier For Expanded Community Solar Offering To Employees

Bloomberg announced that it is expanding its employees' access to community solar projects, with 4,800 of its employees based in New York City now able to access community solar managed by ...

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July 14, 2021

Texas Natural Gas Marketer Launching Retail Supplier To Serve Northeast Markets

A Texas retail natural gas marketer is expanding to the Northeast

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Vistra-Owned Electricity Shopping Service (Broker) Seeks To Serve Residential Customers In Northeast

Blitz Ventures Inc. d/b/a EnergyBot, the retail electricity plan comparison website owned by Vistra, filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a notice of material change to its electricity broker license to update its service areas

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Southwire Selects Retail Provider For RECs, Contract Supports Expansion Of Texas Solar Project

A retail electric supplier and a manufacturer of wire & cable, tools, components, and assembled solutions announced today that they have entered into a long-term renewable energy certificate (REC) purchase agreement through which ...

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Investment Management Firm Selects Energy Supplier To Match U.S. Employees' Office And Home Electricity Use With Renewable Energy

An energy supplier and an investment management firm have agreed to terms for a 10-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for an 11 MW portion of the energy delivered to the grid by ...

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From 6/24: Retail Supplier To Pay $325,000, Agrees To Marketing Stand-Down That Includes No Re-enrollment Of Existing Customers, Under Settlement Adopted By Regulator

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on June 24, a retail energy supplier will pay $325,000 under a settlement approved by ...

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July 13, 2021

Former Retail Energy CEO Named Executive Chairman Of Retail Supplier Recently Acquired By Private Equity Firm

A former retail energy CEO has joined a retail supplier as Executive Chairman

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Start-up Texas REP Inks Partnership with EC Infosystems

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

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Texas PUC Chair: ERCOT Market Needs To Move Away From "Crisis-Based Business Model"

• PUC Chair: Market Design Should Provide Financial Incentive For Reliability

During testimony today before a Texas Senate committee hearing on the ERCOT market, Texas PUC Chairman Peter Lake said, "The [ERCOT] market needs to move away from a crisis-based business model."

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ERCOT Cites Expanding AMS Meter Implementation To Improve Data For Settlement, Credit & Load Management In 60-Point Roadmap For Reliability

• 60-Point ERCOT Roadmap Includes Eliminating Barriers To Demand Response, Distributed Generation & Storage To Participate In ERCOT Market

• Includes Review Of Credit Best Practices

• ERCOT Will Evaluate Market Changes To Incentivize Sufficient Dispatchable Resources; Fuel Security

• Will Assess Increased Transmission External To ERCOT To Other Power Regions

ERCOT today issued a "Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability."

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Clean Energy Provider To Merge With Vehicle Sponsored By Real Estate Services Group CBRE, Go Public In $1.58 Billion Deal

• Will Allow Clean Energy Company To Supply CBRE's Vast Network Of Managed Properties, Tenants

A clean electrification company which provides renewable energy solutions to customers, and CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc. ("CBAH") today announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Release: Most Trusted Brands Among Texas Retail Electric Providers Named; Customer Trust In Many Electric Retailers Is Being Challenged

 

 

Enel Green Power North America Acquires 3.2 GW Solar, Storage Development Portfolio In PJM, Other Areas To Accelerate Growth In The U.S.

Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3.2 GW portfolio of solar and solar-plus-storage projects from ...

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New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Receives License In New State

A PUC granted Diamond Energy East, LLC an electric supplier license to serve all customer classes in all service areas

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July 12, 2021

Retail Supplier To Pay $156,000 Under Settlement With Enforcement Staff, Relating To Unauthorized Enrollments From In-Store Marketing, Use Of ECL

A retail energy supplier would pay $156,000 under a settlement with ...

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Regulator Says 25% Rate Increase Notice Requirement Applies To All Contracts, Not Just Variable Rates

A retail energy regulator issued a ruling stating that the 25% rate increase notice ("Form 4") which must be sent by retail electric suppliers to residential customers applies to all contracts, both fixed and variable

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Retail Supplier Selected To Provide Power To Bitcoin Blockchain Mining Center

A retail energy supplier announced today that it has entered into a five year partnership with ...

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July 9, 2021

Texas Retail Provider Announces New Program To Reward Customers For Conservation During Called Events

A Texas REP announced the launch of a program, called Superpower Savings, to provide Texas customers with rewards for reduced usage during called events

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Texas Retail Provider Offering Plans Which Feature Power From Specific Local Wind Farm

A Texas REP announced the offering of Texas retail electricity plans which support the Chapman Ranch wind farm in Nueces County

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Group Of Texas Retail Providers Modify Proposal For Changes When Disconnection Moratorium Triggered

The Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers (hereafter "Petitioners") have filed modified language for their petition requesting that the Texas PUC amend PUC Subst. R. §§25.29 and 25.483 concerning disconnection moratorium triggers

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Groups Ranging From Public Citizen To R Street Ask Congress For Study Of RTO Impacts On Retail Customers

Several groups ranging from Public Citizen to R Street Institute and the Energy Choice Coalition have requested that U.S. congressional leaders direct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other independent organization, "to examine the cost and reliability impacts of wholesale markets."

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July 8, 2021

President Of Texas Retail Provider Launching Start-up Broker

A start-up has filed a registration with the Texas PUC as an electricity broker

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Retail Supplier Makes Strategic Investment In Data Center Colocation Provider; Also Named As Preferred Green Energy Supplier

A provider of data center colocation and interconnection services, announced that ...

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Regulator's Staff "Surprise[d]" That Retail Suppliers Oppose Vaccination Requirement For Resumption Of Door-to-Door Sales

Staff: Not Prepared To Allow Unvaccinated Agents Go Door-To-Door

In reply comments, Staff of a retail energy regulator said that Staff was "surprise[d]" that retail energy suppliers are opposing a vaccination requirement for sales agents as part of the complete end to current moratorium on in-person sales

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Retail Supplier Names Six New Senior Hires; Will Support Growth Of Solar & Storage Development Business

A retail supplier and renewable energy generation developer has named ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Bundles Business Lines Into Integrated Suite of Onsite Energy Solutions

The affiliate of a retail energy supplier announced that a subsidiary has expanded its offerings to provide customers with, "a complete product suite that now includes onsite solar, in addition to its existing offerings of battery storage, electric vehicle charging, microgrids, and energy management systems."

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Regulator Will Hold Hearing On Alleged "Changed Conditions" At Retail Supplier, Denies Staff's Sought Relief

A retail energy regulator has reopened the record in the licensing docket of

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PJM Board Of Managers Approves Proposal To Address Capacity Market Reform; Addresses Default Service Auctions

PJM Interconnection's Board of Managers has approved a proposal to address what PJM termed, "long-standing concerns with the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market."

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New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Seeks License In Yet Another New State

Diamond Energy East, LLC, which is ultimately a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, applied for ...

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July 7, 2021

Majority Interest In New York ESCO Being Acquired By Another Retail Supplier

A retail supplier entered into a transaction transferring a majority interest from its current owners to ...

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Bankrupt Texas Retail Provider Owes $27 Million To Wholesale/Credit Provider

Wholesale Provider Working With "Several Other Similarly Situated Retail Energy Providers" To Work-Though Defaults, Avoid Bankruptcy

During a hearing on first day motions in the bankruptcy proceeding of ...

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Gov. Signs Bill To Make Existing Variable Rate Contracts "Null And Void"

New Law Conditions Retail Suppliers' Participation In Market On "Proof" That Supplier's Products Are Not, "Overpriced Or Harmful"

Law Bans Early Termination Fees; Adds New Supplier Notice Requirements

A governor has a signed bill which makes existing residential variable rate contracts null and void

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Electricity Not Among Issues Included On Texas Gov.'s Agenda For Special Session

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation that identifies eleven agenda items for the special legislative session that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 8.

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In New Petition, Texas Industrial Customer Seeks "Renewal" Of Retail Choice Pilot At SWEPCO

East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company ("ETSWD") has filed a new petition with the Texas PUC in which ETSWD requests that the PUC initiate a project to "renew" the retail competition pilot project associated with the Southwestern Electric Power Company ("SWEPCO") service territory.

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Texas REP Proposes That POLR Service Be Bid Out, PUC Would Select Best Offer

Texas stakeholders filed with the Texas PUC proposals regarding potential changes to Provider of Last Resort pricing

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Texas REPs Oppose Changing Definition Of Fixed Rate To Include Ancillary Service Charges

Consumer Advocates Ask Texas PUC TO Ban All Index Products For Residential Customers

REPs Oppose Proposal For New Signed Risk Statement For Index Products Which Aren't Tied To Wholesale Market

Consumer Advocates Seek Prohibition On Contracts Which Waive Customer Protections

Texas REPs Propose Removing Requirement To Direct Customers To Power To Choose On Bills, Replace With Broader Power To Save Site

Texas stakeholders filed with the Texas PUC comments on a strawman containing proposed rule changes to implement HB 16, which generally bans wholesale energy market index plans to mass market customers, and relevant portions of SB 3. The strawman also includes new customer protection changes not mandated by statute.

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July 6, 2021

Texas Gov. Directs PUC To Take Immediate Action To Improve Electric Reliability; Increase Generation Capacity

Includes Direction For Allocation Of "Reliability Costs"; Addresses Incentives For Certain Types Of Generation

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to members of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), "directing them to take immediate action to improve electric reliability across the state," the governor's office announced

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July 2, 2021

Texas Retail Electric Provider Files For Bankruptcy, Cites Impact From Disconnection Moratorium

A Texas REP has filed a new bankruptcy petition

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Retail Supplier To Contribute 100% Of Its Equity Interests To Joint Venture With Another Supplier

A retail energy supplier is contributing 100% of its equity interests to ...

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July 1, 2021

Affiliate Of Retail Supplier Discloses New Competitive Affiliate

An affiliate of a Texas retail electric provider disclosed a new competitive affiliate

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Retail Supplier Alleges Movement By Utility Regulator's Staff To Revoke Supplier's License Represents "Direct And Willful Violation" Of Stay Provided Under Bankruptcy Protection

A retail supplier filed a response to ...

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After Court Directive, PSC Adopts Findings In Support Of Approving Utility's Renewable SOS Option For Non-shopping Customers

The Maryland PSC has adopted an order setting forth its conclusions that led to its approval, last year, of the optional renewable electricity Standard Offer Service – Green (SOS-G) rider offered by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to its default service customers.

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Texas PUC Approves Settlement Regarding REP's Certificate Revocation, As CEO Reiterates Concerns About "Re-monopolization" Of Retail Market Due To Retail Acquisitions By, & Market Share Of, Former Incumbents

The Texas PUC adopted without modification a settlement among ...

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Freedom Energy Logistics Seeks License In New State

Freedom Logistics LLC d/b/a Freedom Energy Logistics LLC applied for ...

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ENGIE Announces New Organizational Structure, Siloes Multi-Technical Services Business, Sale Considered

ENGIE announced a new organizational structure

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Williams Completes Acquisition Wholesale Natural Gas Marketer

Williams announced it has completed its acquisition of ...

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June 30, 2021

Texas Solar Provider Launching Integrated Energy Offering In Partnership With New Branded Retail Electric Provider

A Texas residential solar energy company is launching an integrated energy offering in Texas in partnership with a new retail electric provider which has taken on the solar company's brand name

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Retail Supplier Enters Settlement With Pa. PUC Staff Concerning Alleged Telemarketing Violations During Cold Call To PUC's Director Of Oversight

(Second Instance In Which PUC's Director Of Oversight Receives EGS Marketing With Alleged Violations, From Different EGS)

A retail electric supplier has entered into a settlement with the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) to resolve alleged telemarketing violations which occurred during a sales call to the PUC's Director Of Oversight, and also several alleged instances of slamming

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Start-up Retail Supplier Led By Energy Market Vets Receives License

A PUC granted a start-up retail energy supplier an electric supplier license to serve all customer classes in all service areas

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New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Seeks License In Another New State

Diamond Energy East, LLC, which is ultimately a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, applied for ...

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Starwood, Leyline Form JV For Battery Storage In Texas, PJM

Leyline Renewable Capital ("Leyline"), a provider of debt and equity capital for renewable energy development and construction, and Starwood Energy Group Global ("Starwood Energy"), a private investment firm that specializes in energy infrastructure investments, today announced a newly formed joint venture

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June 29, 2021

Retail Energy Supplier Returns Customers To Default Service

A retail energy supplier said it has returned customers to default service

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Private Equity Firm Closes On Acquisition Of Retail Energy Supplier

A PE firm closed on its acquisition of a retail energy supplier

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New BP Retail Supplier Receives License In New State

BP Energy Retail LLC has received a retail electric supplier license in ...

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Regulator's Staff Requests Proceeding To Consider Revocation Of License Held By "Exceptionally Large" Retail Supplier

Staff of a state utility regulator requested that the regulator re-open an electric supplier's licensing docket to consider revocation of the supplier's license

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Pennsylvania Utility Files Application To Make Market-Based Electricity Sales

A Pennsylvania utility applied for FERC market-based rate authority for electricity sales

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Retail Supplier Opposes Unprecedented Proposal That Conditions Resumption Of Door-to-Door, Other In-Person Sales On All Sales Agents Being Vaccinated

Raises HIPAA Compliance Issues

Energy Harbor LLC opposed a proposal from Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission that would allow all forms of in-person marketing to resume, but with the condition that all sales agents be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus

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Chair Of Pennsylvania House Energy Committee: State Can Leave PJM, Create Own Capacity Market If PJM Can't "Contain" Negative Impact From Other States' Subsidies

Daryl Metcalfe, Majority Chairman of the Environmental Resources & Energy Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, said in a letter to PJM's Board and CEO that Pennsylvania can leave PJM's capacity construct and pursue a competitive capacity structure if PJM cannot "contain" the impact from state subsidized resources and provide a competitive market

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June 28, 2021

Shell Energy Subsidiary Acquires Another Retail Customer Book From Texas Retail Electric Provider

MP2 Energy, which is a unit of Shell Energy North America, recently acquired a Texas retail electric customer book from ...

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Just Energy Reports Lower Quarterly Results Excluding Impact From Winter Weather Event

Names Buyer, Purchase Price For Recent Sale Of Customer Book (Exited A State's Market)

Records Impairment Related To Commercial Brand

Just Energy reported results for the fourth fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2021 as well as the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021

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Texas Cotton Ginners Association Files Complaint Against Retail Electric Provider At Texas PUC

The Texas Cotton Ginners Association (TCGA) has filed at the Texas PUC a formal complaint against ...

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June 25, 2021

Texas PUC Staff Strawman Would Change Definition Of Fixed Rate To Include Ancillary Service Charges

New "Signed" Acknowledgement Of Risk Proposed For Products Beyond Those Required By Recent Legislation

Staff Seeks Comments On Changes To POLR Pricing

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a strawman containing proposed rule changes to implement HB 16, which generally bans wholesale energy market index plans to mass market customers, and relevant portions of SB 3. The strawman also includes new customer protection changes not mandated by statute.

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New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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Utility's Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate Increasing 33%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

An EDC's mass market default service rate is increasing 33%

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Start-up Texas REP Led By Retail Energy Vets Receives Certificate

The Texas PUC granted a start-up a REP certificate

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Calif. PUC Adopts Recommendation To Legislature That Direct Access Not Be Expanded

Says Expansion Of Direct Access Presents "Unacceptable Risk" To Reliability Goals

Says Expansion Of Direct Access Would Likely Increase GHG Emissions

The California PUC adopted a proposed decision and recommended to the Legislature that the Legislature not expand Direct Access transactions

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June 24, 2021

Retail Supplier To Pay $325,000, Agrees To Marketing Stand-Down That Includes No Re-enrollment Of Existing Customers, Under Settlement Adopted By Regulator

A retail energy supplier will pay $325,000 under a settlement approved by ...

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Texas Generation Group Suggests PUC Implement Nonbypassable Charge To Fund Generation Weatherization

In comments to the Texas PUC in a proceeding on weatherization standards, Texas Competitive Power Advocates (TCPA) recommended that the PUC adopt a cost recovery mechanism, perhaps through a non-bypassable charge, for facilities subject to new weatherization mandates for whom cost-of-service ratemaking is unavailable.

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Texas-Based Broker-Consultant Selected By E&P Company For Solar Facility & Electrification Of Texas Operations

A Texas energy broker and consultant announced that it has entered into agreements with ...

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Texas PUC Adopts Changes To Low Price Cap In ERCOT, Rejects Make-Whole Cost Allocation Recommendations From Retail Providers

The Texas PUC adopted without modification a draft proposal for adoption to modify the value of the low system-wide offer cap (LCAP) in ERCOT by eliminating a provision that ties the value of the LCAP to the natural gas price index, and replacing it with a provision that ensures resource entities are able to recover their actual marginal costs when the LCAP is in effect.

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June 23, 2021

Large Retail Supplier Seeking To Change Name To Via Renewables, Undergo Rebranding

A retail energy supplier is seeking to change its name to Via Renewables

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General Motors Selects Retail Supplier To Offer Renewable Energy Solutions To U.S. Homeowners, EV Owners, & Supply Chain Partners

General Motors is collaborating with a retail energy supplier to provide comprehensive energy solutions programs to GM's customers and supply chain partners, including fixed-rate home energy plans backed by 100 percent renewable energy resources.

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Texas Retail Provider Reaches Settlement Regarding Certificate Revocation; Number Of Customers Served In Month Prior To Book Sale Disclosed

Energy Monger, LLC has reached a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), and the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) concerning Staff's petition to revoke the REP certificate of Energy Monger

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June 22, 2021

PPL Calls For Ban On Door-to-Door Sales Even After Pandemic Restrictions Lifted

Consumer Advocate Proposes Prohibiting Suppliers From Using Third-Party Agents, Vendors For Door-to-Door Sales

OCA Proposes Prohibiting Door-to-Door Sales In Counties With Vaccination Rate Of Less Than 70%

In comments to the Pennsylvania PUC concerning the consideration of ending the current COVID-related prohibition on residential door-to-door retail energy sales, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL Electric) said that the PUC should ...

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AARP Texas Petitions Texas PUC To Require Lower Initial Payment, Longer Time Period For REP Deferred Payment Plans

AARP Texas petitioned the Texas PUC for an emergency rule to lower the initial payment amount required under a deferred payment plan with a retail electric provider, and to extend the time over which the customer must pay the deferred balance

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En-Powered Receives Finding That Initial New York ESCO Eligibility Requirements Have Been Met

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

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Talen Energy Marketing Seeks Texas REP Certificate Amendment To, "Add Additional Customers"

Talen Energy Marketing applied at the Texas PUC for an amendment to its Option 2 Texas REP certificate, "to add additional customers."

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Update: Texas PUC Issues Written Order Rejecting Petition To Initiate (Or Resume) Retail Electric Choice Pilot In Non-ERCOT Service Area

The Texas PUC has issued a written order rejecting a petition from East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company (ETSWD) for a declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)

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June 21, 2021

Pennsylvania PUC Won't Adopt Supplier Consolidated Billing, Closes Investigation Without Further Action

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a secretarial letter in which the PUC said that it will not propose moving forward with electricity supplier consolidated billing (SCB) at this time, and through which the PUC closed its current SCB investigation without further action

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Citing Feb. ERCOT Pricing, PJM Says Administratively Limiting Prices Under Sustained Extreme Price Conditions "Could Be Helpful" To Limit Unnecessary Risk To Market Participants And Consumers

In a response to the Independent Market Monitor's state of the market report, PJM said that, "PJM believes that provisions to administratively limit prices under sustained extreme price conditions could be helpful to limit unnecessary risk to market participants and consumers."

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Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As Associate General Counsel

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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Retail Suppliers Seek "Immediate" End Of Door-to-Door Moratorium In Pennsylvania, Citing State's Broader Full Re-opening

Retail energy suppliers said in comments to the Pennsylvania PUC that the PUC should adopt an "immediate and complete" termination of the PUC's current in-person sales restrictions

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Texas Gov. Signs Cooperative-Focused Securitization Bill Which Would Force Co-ops Into "Competitive Market" If Co-ops Owing Money To ERCOT Do Not Use Securitization

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed SB 1580, a bill which authorizes electric cooperatives to securitize extraordinary costs and expenses (as defined below) from the winter weather event.

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Retail Energy Supply Association Celebrates Second Annual National Energy Shopping Day

The Retail Energy Supply Association on June 21 celebrated the second annual National Energy Shopping Day

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June 18, 2021

Texas Retail Electric Provider Undergoes Change In Ownership, Also Adds Market Vet As VP

A Texas REP has undergone a change in ownership

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Retail Supplier Defaults On Obligations At PJM, Quickly Remediates The Default

PJM on June 17 issued a market notice stating that ...

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Legislature Passes Bill To Make Existing Variable Rate Contracts "Null And Void"

Bill Conditions Retail Suppliers' Participation In Market On "Proof" That Supplier's Products Are Not, "Overpriced Or Harmful"

Bill Bans Early Termination Fees; Adds New Supplier Notice Requirements

A general assembly recently passed a bill which, among other things, makes existing residential variable rate contracts null and void

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Just Energy Provides Estimate For Amount Of Costs For Which It Expects To Seek Recovery Under Texas Winter Storm Financing Program

Noting the passage of the ERCOT market financing bill, which had been first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') said that ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption For Changes To Low Price Cap In ERCOT, Would Reject Make-Whole Cost Allocation Recommendations From Retail Providers

REPs Had Proposed Specific Cost Recovery Mechanism, Opposed Use Of Uplift

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft proposal for adoption to modify the value of the low system-wide offer cap (LCAP) in ERCOT by eliminating a provision that ties the value of the LCAP to the natural gas price index, and replacing it with a provision that ensures resource entities are able to recover their actual marginal costs when the LCAP is in effect.

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Texas Gov. Names Current Public Utility Counsel, Former PUC Staffer As Texas PUC Commissioner

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed ...

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Renewable Energy Vet Joins Hampshire Power

Hampshire Power Corporation has named ...

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FERC Sets Demand Response Opt-Out for Further Consideration

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said that it will take a further look at ...

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FERC Issues Guidance On Justification For Sales Above WECC Soft Price Cap

FERC issued an order providing guidance regarding the $1,000/MWh soft price cap in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).

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June 17, 2021

Texas PUC Chair: "Fixed Rate Should Mean Fixed Rate"

Chair Says Fixed Rates Should Not Have "Backdoor Exemptions", Take A "Hard Look" About Waiving Customer Rights

Commissioner Urges Customers To Bring REP Complaints To PUC

During an open meeting work session, both Texas PUC Commissioners agreed that, "fixed rate should mean fixed rate".

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Competitive Generator Pivots To Begin "Directly" Supplying End-Use Customers Under New Strategic Plan

As part of an updated strategic plan and new corporate objectives for 2025, an IPP announced that it would, "[d]evelop and expand our existing customer base to directly supply electricity-consuming industries interested in reducing their carbon footprint."

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Texas PUC Clarifies Date On Which Prepaid Customer Disconnections May Resume

During an open meeting today, the Texas PUC Commissioners clarified the date on which disconnections for non-payment may resume for prepaid customers

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In Implementing New Law On Wholesale Index Products, Texas PUC Strawman To Include Broader Statement Of Risk For Other Index Plans

POLR Rate Formula Proposed To Be Changed

During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Staff previewed a strawman to implement HB 16, which includes a ban on wholesale indexed plans for small customers, and which also includes new risk disclosure requirements in order to offer such plans to large customers

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Texas Gov. Signs ERCOT Market Securitization Bill; Financing Programs Include Relief For REPs From Ancillary Service, Reliability Adder Charges Above $9,000, As Well As ERCOT Defaults/Short-Pays

Final Bill Omitted Relief To REPs For 32 Hours At $9,000 After Load Shed Ended

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed HB 4492, which provides a financing program available to retail electric providers for ancillary service charges and reliability deployment price adders above the $9,000 cap

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June 16, 2021

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

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

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

Addresses Supplier Access to AMI Data, Use In Wholesale Settlement

Commissioner "Strongly Support[s]" Required TOU Option For Default Service Customers, Concerned With Potential Sunset

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved, without modification, a stipulation among Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), PUCO Staff, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio and several other large customer groups, IGS Energy, and several environmental groups which authorizes deployment of advanced meters, an upgraded customer information system, and other grid modernization activities (Smart Grid Plan Phase I or SGP I)

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Retail Supplier Names Managing Director of Carbon and Renewable Energy Solutions

A retail energy supplier announced the appointment of a Managing Director of Carbon and Renewable Energy Solutions

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Energy Marketer To Pay $1 Million Under Settlement With FERC Concerning Alleged Price Manipulation

FERC approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (Agreement) between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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June 15, 2021

Retail Energy Shopping Website & Broker Hires Several Vets From Credit Card, Smart Home, & IoT Firms

A retail energy broker and electricity shopping website has announced several new hires

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Texas REPs Commit To Funding Texas Low-Income Customer List For New Fiscal Year

Several Texas retail electric providers have requested to participate in the matching process to receive a list of their low-income customers for the next fiscal year (fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2021.)

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Texas PUC Written Order Issued Confirming End Date For Disconnect Moratorium

The Texas PUC has issued a written order which confirms the end date for the disconnect for non-pay moratorium that had been adopted after the February winter weather event

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ERCOT Reports 1,200 MW Returned Overnight From Outage; Says, "Reliability Of Grid Remains Strong During Record Demand"

Requests Peak Conservation Continue Through Friday

On June 14, ERCOT set a new June record for electricity demand. Based on preliminary data, the new record is ...

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Sunwave Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

A PSC granted an electric supplier license to Sunwave USA Holdings Inc. to serve all customer classes

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June 14, 2021

State Regulator's Staff Seeks Order Allowing Resumption Of All In-Person Retail Energy Marketing, Would Require Sales Agents To Be Vaccinated

Staff of a retail energy regulator have filed a motion requesting that the Commission issue an order allowing all forms of in-person retail energy marketing to resume, including to residential customers, subject to several conditions, including a requirement that all sales agents be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus

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ERCOT: Tight Grid Conditions Expected Due To High Number Of Forced Generation Outages

ERCOT Requests Energy Conservation

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18.

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June 11, 2021

Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To Default Service, Exit State's Market Under Settlement With Regulator's Staff

Would Also Pay $300,000

A retail energy supplier would return its electricity customers to default service and exit a state's electric market for a period of three years under a settlement agreement with ...

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Updated
Texas PUC Ends Disconnect For Non-Pay Moratorium, Imposes Conditions For Resumption Of DNPs

PUC Commissioner Warns REPs About "Getting Loose" With Their T&Cs & Circumventing PUC Rules

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has voted to end the moratorium on disconnections for non-payment that had been adopted after the February winter weather event

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Texas PUC Rejects Petition To Initiate (Or Resume) Retail Electric Choice Pilot In Non-ERCOT Service Area

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has rejected a petition for a declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at ...

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New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Seeks License In New State

A the new retail energy supplier which is ultimately a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation applied for ...

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New York Senate Confirms Three New PSC Commissioners

The New York State Public Service Commission announced that ...

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June 10, 2021

New York PSC Sets Stakeholder Meeting To Initiate Track II Of Retail Market Review, Consideration Of Value-Added Products In Mass Market

The New York PSC has scheduled a stakeholder meeting initiating Track II proceedings in its retail energy market review, which will consider whether any further value-added ESCO products are appropriate for mass market customers.

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Regulator Intends To Adopt New Security Requirements For Retail Suppliers, Up To $2 Million

Would Institute Biennial Review Of Supplier Licenses

Proposes New Rules For Rate Board, Rates On Supplier's Website

A regulator has issued a notice of intent to adopt proposed revisions to its retail electric supplier license rules

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PSC Approves Higher Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates At Several Utilities

A PSC recently approved new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates at the four investor-owned utilities. The effective date varies by utility.

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June 9, 2021

Team Of Retail Energy Vets Re-entering Texas Market Via New Retail Provider Called Energy Texas

Start-up REP Will Focus On Digital Customer Engagement

Several former Texas retail energy executives have created a new retail electric provider

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Retail Energy Supplier Partners With Rodan Energy To Offer Demand Response In New York, Adds To Suite Of Energy Services

Rodan Energy Solutions USA announced a new partnership with a New York-based retail energy supplier (ESCO)

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June 8, 2021

State Regulator Rescinds Request That Retail Energy Suppliers Cease Door-to-Door Marketing

A state retail energy regulator has rescinded its prior "request" that retail energy suppliers and marketers cease door-to-door marketing

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Direct Energy Offering $320 In Amazon Gift Cards Under New Texas Electricity Offers

Direct Energy is now offering Texas residential electric customers $320 in Amazon gift cards for enrolling and maintaining service on three of what it said were its most popular electricity plans

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New Lawsuit Seeking Class Action Status Filed Against Texas Retail Electric Provider Over Pass-Through Of Ancillary Service Costs From Winter Weather Event To Customers On Contracts Alleged To Be Fixed Price

Aggregator Files Complaint Against REP At Texas PUC Over Similar Issue

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Reliant Announces Incentives For Texas Customers To Conserve Energy During Periods Of High Electricity Demand, New Enrollment Bonus

Reliant announced that Texas residential customers with an eligible smart thermostat who enroll in its automated Degrees of Difference program by June 11, 2021 will receive ...

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Texas TDU Notifies Retail Providers Of End Date For Rider Providing Refunds To REPs

AEP Texas has issued a market notice with updated expiration dates for ...

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Texas Gov. Abbott Set To Sign Texas Winter Weather Event Omnibus Bill Which Adds New Circuit Breaker Provision To ERCOT Price Cap

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is set to sign today at an afternoon ceremony ...

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June 7, 2021

Mega Energy Names Retail Energy Vet As Chief Sales Officer

WP&G Holdings, LLC d/b/a Mega Energy has named ...

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Retail Energy Veterans Launching Start-Up Selects EC Infosystems

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced their partnership with new retail energy start-up, EcoPlus Power, LLC, for both EDI and Billing/CIS.

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New Texas Retail Provider Seeks Temporary Exception To Texas Physical Office Requirement, Citing COVID Impacts

A new Texas REP has requested from the Texas PUC a temporary good cause exception to the provision of 16 TAC § 25.107(e)(2) requiring a physical office located in Texas, "due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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New Texas Retail Electricity Brand Launches Service

A new brand has launched retail electric service in Texas

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International Retail Supplier Which Recently Launched In Texas Takes Steps For Potential Expansion Into Other U.S. Markets

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Charles River Laboratories Enters VPPA To Support Construction Of Electricity Supplier's New 250 MW Texas Solar Farm

Charles River Laboratories has signed ...

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June 4, 2021

NRG Energy Acquires Book Of Texas Electric Customers

NRG Energy has acquired all of the Texas electric customers of ...

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June 3, 2021

Texas PUC Chair Directs Staff To Include Ancillary Service Pass-Throughs Under Retail Contracts In Review Of Implementing HB 16

Staff To Review 'Your Rights As A Customer' Document, Propose Additions

During an open meeting work session, Texas PUC Chairman Peter Lake directed Commission Staff to include, as part of a rulemaking to implement HB 16 and its ban on wholesale indexed electricity plans for mass market customers, a review of ancillary service pass-throughs to commercial customers who are permitted to still be enrolled onto such contracts

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Texas PUC Chair Cites ERCOT Market Cybersecurity As "Key Concern", Will Make "Concentrated Effort" On Best Practices

During an open meeting work session, Texas PUC Chairman Peter Lake cited cybersecurity with respect to the ERCOT market as a "key concern"

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ERCOT Proposes Capping Ancillary Service Prices, Effective In July

Also Proposes Setting Energy Prices At Offer Cap When Load Being Shed Due To ERCOT's Direction

During a Texas PUC open meeting work session, ERCOT's Vice President of Commercial Operations Kenan Ögelman said that ERCOT would be proposing two urgent protocol revisions as follows

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Midstream Services Company Selects Texas Retail Electric Provider

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Cryptocurrency Mining Facility Developer Signs LOI With Retail Supplier Affiliate For Behind-The-Meter Solar

The developer of an 82 MW cryptocurrency mining facility at a former steel mill in Hennepin, Illinois, announced that it has signed a letter of intent with ...

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June 2, 2021

Group Of Texas Retail Providers Proposes Rule That Triggers Disconnection Moratorium During Governor-Declared States Of Disaster, & Sunset Absent PUC Action

Several REPs Also Commit To Additional Consumer Protections As End Of DNP Moratorium Considered

The Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers (hereafter "Petitioners") requested that the Texas PUC amend PUC Subst. R. §§25.29 and 25.483 so that Governor-declared states of disaster caused by catastrophic events such as tornadoes or hurricanes become events triggering a temporary prohibition on disconnections.

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PJM Rest-Of-RTO BRA Capacity Price Falls By Nearly $100/MW-day For 2022-23; Locational Prices Drop Significantly As Well

PJM's base residual auction for the 2022-23 delivery year saw Rest-of-RTO and most locational prices drop significantly versus 2021-22

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Report: ERCOT Market Prices Would Have Been Less Than $1,000/MWh For 32 Hours After Winter Event Load Shed Had Ended If PUC Had Not Set Prices At Cap

Vistra Corp. commissioned a study by a third-party consultant to determine what ERCOT market-clearing energy prices would have been during February 15-19, 2021 in the absence of the PUC's order setting the price at the $9,000 cap

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Lead Investor In Calpine Acquires Commercial & Community Solar Developer

ECP, the lead investor in a consortium of investors that owns Calpine, announced that it has acquired a national commercial and community solar developer.

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Sunnova Launches Solar + Storage Lease Service Offerings In Texas, Pennsylvania, New York & Three Other Retail Choice States

Sunnova Energy International Inc. has expanded its lease service offerings, for solar + Tesla and Generac storage systems, to nine new markets

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June 1, 2021

Integrated Retail Energy, DER Provider Enters LOI To Acquire Another Retail Supplier

An integrated retail energy, DER provider has entered into an LOI to acquire another retail supplier

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Texas PUC Commissioner Proposes That PUC End Disconnection For Non-Pay Moratorium Applicable To Retail Providers

A Texas PUC Commissioner today filed a memo proposing that the PUC end the disconnection for non-pay moratorium applicable to retail electric providers, which was adopted after the February winter weather event

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May 31, 2021

ERCOT Market Securitization Bill Sent To Governor, Omits Relief To REPs For 32 Hours At $9,000 After Load Shed Ended

Financing Programs Include Relief For REPs From Ancillary Service, Reliability Adder Charges Above $9,000, As Well As ERCOT Defaults/Short-Pays

Lt. Gov. Calls For Special Session To Include Electricity Ratepayer Relief

The Texas House and Senate have both passed a conference committee version of HB 4492, and the bill has been enrolled and is being sent to the governor

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Enrolled Version Of Texas Winter Weather Event Omnibus Bill Drops Provision Allowing Wholesale Index Plans To Continue, Bill Sent To Governor

Adds New Circuit Breaker Provision To ERCOT Price Cap

Includes New REP Obligation; Also Addresses Ancillary Services

The Texas House and Senate have both passed a conference committee version of SB 3, and the bill has been enrolled and is being sent to the governor

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May 28, 2021

Update: Identity Of Book Being Acquired By Spark Energy Brand Revealed

Regulator's Staff Says That Variable Rate Contracts Cannot Be Assigned Under Statute

The identity of a customer book purchased by a Spark Energy brand has been revealed

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Update #2 (May 28 afternoon)
Language Posted For Texas Senate Amendments Providing Financing To REPs For Costs From Energy Prices Maintained At $9,000 After Winter Event Ended; Other Costs

The text has been posted for the Senate amendments to HB 4492, which is intended to provide certain relief to retail electric providers concerning certain costs from the winter weather event

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From May 17:
Proposed Calif. PUC Decision Would Reject Expansion Of Direct Access, Citing "Unacceptable Risk" To Reliability Goals

Says Cannot Ensure That Direct Access Expansion Would Not Increase GHG, Other Pollution

Cites Concerns About Viability Of Municipal Aggregations If Direct Access Expanded

As reported earlier this month: A California PUC ALJ has issued a proposed decision concerning a review of expanding electricity direct access which would find that, "the Commission concludes that at this time, expansion of Direct Access to all non-residential customers would present an unacceptable risk to the state’s long-term reliability goals."

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May 27, 2021

Texas Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Retail Electric Providers To Serve Auto-Renewed Customers On Mandated "Default" Product

Requires Three Renewal Notices To Be Sent

Bill Bans Wholesale Index Electricity Plans For Residential, Small Commercial Customers (Would Be Superseded If SB 3 Enrolled)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed HB 16, which prohibits wholesale indexed electricity plans for residential and small commercial customers, and also requires REPs to serve customers on a default renewal contract if the customer takes no affirmative action at renewal

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Texas Senate Passes Amended Bill Allowing LSEs (REPs) To Securitize Above-Market $9,000 Energy Prices After Load Shed Had Ended During Winter Weather Event

Senate Passes Amended Bill With Loan Program To Address Ancillary Services, Adder Charges; Securitization For ERCOT Default Costs

The Texas Senate has passed on third reading an amended version of HB 4492, which is intended to provide certain relief to retail electric providers concerning certain costs from the winter weather event

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Community Choice Aggregation Declares Bankruptcy, Citing Imminent Insolvency

A community choice aggregation has filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition in federal court

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Lubbock, Texas Poised To OK Buyout Of LP&L's Power Supply Contract; Another Step That Could Bring Retail Choice To Lubbock

 

 

May 26, 2021

Update:
Large Just Energy Shareholder, DIP Lender Evaluating Strategic Alternatives For Just Energy, Engages Advisors

Earlier: Just Energy Group Provides Update On Creditors Arrangement Act Process

The holder of nearly 30% of Common Shares of Just Energy Group Inc. has filed an amended Schedule 13D with the U.S. SEC which reveals that it has engaged advisors to assist in a review and evaluation of strategic alternatives with respect to Just Energy

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ERCOT Formally Initiates POLR Drop For Brilliant Energy Commercial Customers

ERCOT has formally initiated the mass transition of Brilliant Energy's non-residential customers to Providers of Last Resort (POLRs)

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New Retail Supplier Selected For New York Municipal Aggregation Covering Nine Municipalities, Including Poughkeepsie

With their initial community choice aggregation supply contract expiring June 30th, the Hudson Valley Community Power (HVCP) has selected ...

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ERCOT To Test Emergency Notification System

ERCOT said today that, "As part of ERCOT’s aggressive pre-summer preparation activities, the grid operator will test its automated emergency grid conditions communication system this evening, Wednesday, May 26, beginning at 7 p.m."

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May 25, 2021

Retail Energy Provider Enters Agreements To Acquire Customer Books

A retail energy provider announced today that it has executed four separate agreements to acquire a total of approximately

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Texas Senate Committee Advances ERCOT Default, Uplift Securitization Bill Without Changes, Retains Relief For REP Ancillary Service Costs

Floor Amendments To Be Offered, But Committee Leadership Says Their Amendments Won't Exclude Ancillary Services Or Adder Charges

Still Racing Against End Of Session Deadline, Especially As Bill Will Differ From House Under Floor Amendments

Amendment To Separate Cooperative-Focused Securitization Bill Would Force Co-ops Into "Competitive Market" If Co-ops Owing Money To ERCOT Do Not Use Securitization

The Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce, for purposes of advancing the bill as session nears its end, has reported favorably without amendments HB 4492 which would create a mechanism for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to authorize the securitization of ERCOT market default and uplift charges related to the winter weather event, including costs of ancillary services

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May 24, 2021

 

Transparent Energy Names Retail Market Vet As VP, Channel Partners

Transparent Energy announced that it has named ...

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Texas House Passes Omnibus Texas Winter Weather Event Electricity Bill To Allow Residential Wholesale Index Plans To Continue, Subject To Price Cap & Notice Requirements

Adds Requirement For "Signed" Acknowledgment Of Risk For Large Customers To Be Served Under Wholesale Index Plans

Omnibus Bill Requires State Energy Plan & Evaluation Of Market Structure, Pricing

Includes TDU Load Shed Programs, Energy Storage For TDUs; New Obligation For REPs

The Texas House today passed on third reading an amended version of SB 3, which would allow residential and small commercial wholesale index electricity plans to continue to be sold, subject to a price cap and various notice requirements

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Court Approves Sale Procedures For Bankrupt Retail Supplier Serving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Customers

A bankruptcy court has given approval for the sale process and competitive bidding procedures proposed by ...

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Texas House Passes Amended Versions Of Senate Bills On PUC, ERCOT Composition

The Texas House has passed amended versions of Senate bills addressing the composition of the Texas PUC and ERCOT governance

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May 21, 2021

Retail Vet: Texas Retail Market Will Lose More Than 20 REPs If Senate Committee Substitute For House's ERCOT Securitization Bill Adopted

Committee Substitute Omits Ancillary Service Charges From Included Costs

The Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee has drafted a committee substitute to HB 4492 which would omit ancillary service charges, such as those ultimately charged to retail electric providers, from the costs addressed by the relief provided by the bill

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PSC Staff Seeks Order Enjoining Retail Supplier From Marketing

Complaint Alleges Agents Said They Were From Utility, Needed To Check If Meters Still Turning Due To Pandemic

Staff of a Public Service Commission filed a motion to enjoin ....

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Regulator Clarifies When Retail Suppliers Must Use New Default Service Rates In Marketing

A regulator has issued a clarification concerning when retail electric suppliers are required to use new electric distribution company default service rates in marketing to customers.

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House Amendment To Texas Bill Changing Composition Of Texas PUC Requires One Commissioner To Have Background In Representing The Interests Of Customers, Be Qualified In Public Interest Advocacy

In passing to third reading SB 2154, a bill which would change the composition of the Texas PUC, the Texas House adopted an amendment which would require that, "At least one [PUC] commissioner must be well informed and qualified in the field of public interest advocacy and have a background in representing the interests of customers of utilities."

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

 

 

Retail Energy Regulator Approves One Change In TPV Script, Denies Other Sought Changes

A retail energy regulator adopted a single change to the third-party verification (TPV) script that retail suppliers must use under PURA's Marketing Standards, but denied other sought changes

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Retail Energy Regulator Rules On Whether Proposed Virtual Training Of Sales Agents Meets Adopted Requirements

A retail energy regulator issued further guidance concerning whether a specific virtual training process of sales agents meets the face to face requirements of virtual training

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Show Cause Order To GreenHat With Proposed $229 Million Fine For Alleged Manipulation

 

May 20, 2021

 

Retail Energy Supplier Names Former Target Senior Manager As Chief Technology Officer

A retail supplier has named a new CTO

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Update: Bankruptcy Court Orders Transition Of Bankrupt Texas Retail Electric Provider's Remaining Customers To POLRs

Approving relief sought by ...

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Concierge Shopping Service Owned By NRG Receives New Broker License

A concierge shopping service owned by NRG has received ...

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Texas House Committee Amends Omnibus Winter Weather Event Electricity Bill To Allow Residential Wholesale Index Plans To Continue, Subject To Price Cap & Notice Requirements

The Texas House Committee on State Affairs this week reported favorably a substitute version of SB 3, and the substitute would allow residential and small commercial wholesale index electricity plans to continue to be sold, subject to a price cap and various notice requirements

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PUC Issues For Public Comment Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Would Pay $188,000

Alleged Violations Include Use Of Phrase "Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Notice" In Marketing Mailers

The Pennsylvania PUC issued for public comment a settlement between ...

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PUC Issues For Public Comment Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Would Pay $150,000

Investigation Prompted When Mailer With Alleged Violations Received By PUC's Director Of Oversight

The Pennsylvania PUC issued for public comment a settlement between ...

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May 19, 2021

Regulator's Staff Issues Straw Proposal That Would Require Retail Suppliers To Send Notice To Customers For Any Rate Increase

Proposes Limitation On Low-Income Customer Products

Staff of state regulator as well as a group of competitive suppliers have filed straw proposals addressing various issues in the regulator's ongoing review of the retail energy markets

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Serving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Customers Proposes Sale Process

A bankrupt retail energy supplier serving hundreds of thousands of customers has filed with a court a proposed sale process

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Update On New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Seeking Texas REP Certificate

Diamond Energy TX, LLC, the subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation that is seeking an option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate, has filed an amended application

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Regulator Says It Has Recovered Over $9 Million From Customers Overbilled By Retail Electric Suppliers

A regulator said that it has recovered more than $9.4 million for customers, "following an investigation that found dozens of electric suppliers failed to abide by existing customer protection regulations."

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May 18, 2021

 

Texas Retail Electric Provider Seeks To Drop Customers To POLR

A Texas REP sought approval to drop customers to POLR

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New York PSC Revokes Eligibility Of Two ESCOs, Orders Return Of Customers To Default Service

Issues Show Cause Order To Two Other ESCOs Requiring Such ESCOs To Show Why Their New Applications For Continued ESCO Eligibility Should Not Be Denied

The New York PSC has issued separate orders revoking the ESCO eligibility of ...

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Identity Of Texas Retail Provider Which Acquired GridPlus Customer Book Confirmed

A Texas retail electric provider recently acquired a book of customers from ...

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May 17, 2021

Proposed Calif. PUC Decision Would Reject Expansion Of Direct Access, Citing "Unacceptable Risk" To Reliability Goals

Says Cannot Ensure That Direct Access Expansion Would Not Increase GHG, Other Pollution

Cites Concerns About Viability Of Municipal Aggregations If Direct Access Expanded

A California PUC ALJ has issued a proposed decision concerning a review of expanding electricity direct access which would find that, "the Commission concludes that at this time, expansion of Direct Access to all non-residential customers would present an unacceptable risk to the state’s long-term reliability goals."

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NSTAR East Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates Falling About 10%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for its Eastern MA service area for the period beginning July 1, 2021

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New York Utilities Agree To Not Implement Proposed Green Gas Supply Option Through March 2023

Updated Consolidated Billing Fee For ESCOs

Several New York utilities have entered into a rate case joint proposal which includes an agreement for the LDCs not to implement a proposed green natural gas supply tariff for utility supply customers through March 31, 2023.

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House-Passed Version Of Texas Distributed Generation Bill Removes Language Related To Retail Electric Providers

The Texas House has passed a narrowed version of HB 3916, which relates to various issues concerning distributed generation

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PJM IMM Says Creation Of D.C.-Specific Fixed Resource Requirement Would Increase Capacity Prices For D.C. Customers, Though Costs Fall Under One FRR Scenario

Analysis Prepared At Request Of D.C. PSC Chair

In response to a request from District of Columbia PSC Chairman Willie L. Phillips, the PJM Independent Market Monitor analyzed the impacts of the creation of Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR) entities in the District of Columbia (DC). FRR entities elect to not participate in the PJM Capacity Market and to use the FRR option to satisfy their capacity obligations

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Update: PECO Residential Price To Compare To Increase Further On June 1 Due To Transmission Rate Change

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC proposed new amounts for the bypassable Transmission Service Charge (TSC), which is part of the electricity price to compare

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May 14, 2021

Retail Supplier To Pay $150,000 Under Settlement With PSC Staff

Would Pay $305,000 In Early Termination Fee Refunds

A retail energy supplier would pay a civil penalty of $150,000 and provide certain customer re-rates under a partial settlement with ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As VP, Supply

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Retail Energy Supplier To Pay $59,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Investigation Originally Prompted By Media Report Of Third-Party Agents Allegedly Stealing Wallet During Door-to-Door Marketing Visit

A retail energy supplier would pay a civil penalty in the amount of $59,750, and has provided refunds to certain customers, under a settlement with ...

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Update: Sale Of Bankrupt Retail Supplier's Commercial Customer Book Still Ongoing; Date For Expected Decision On Disposition Revealed

Supplier provides date for expected decision on sale process

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PSC Denies License Application Of Start-up Retail Supplier

A PSC has denied the application of ...

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May 13, 2021

 

Update: BP Energy Retail Target Customer Classes Revealed In Latest Retail Supplier License Application

BP Energy Retail LLC applied for ...

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Texas Retail Provider Requests PUC End Disconnection For Non-Pay Moratorium Adopted After Winter Storm

Says Retail Market Cannot Survive "Untenable" Conditions Created By DNP Order, As Moratorium Nears Third Month

In a letter to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the CEO of a REP requested that the PUC end the moratorium on disconnections for non-pay which was adopted in the aftermath of the February winter weather event, arguing that the viability of the retail market is threatened by the ongoing moratorium

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Texas House Concurs With Senate Amendments On Bill To Require Retail Electric Providers To Serve Auto-Renewed Customers On Mandated "Default" Product

Requires Three Renewal Notices To Be Sent

Bans Wholesale Pass-Through Products For Small Customers; Also Requires "Signed" Affirmation From Large Customers To Take Such Products

The Texas House has concurred with amendments adopted by the Senate to ...

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International Retail Energy Supplier Enters U.S. Renewables Market Via Acquisition

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May 12, 2021

U.S. Retail Supplier Sells One Of Its International Retail Energy Businesses

A retail energy supplier has sold one of its international businesses

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Spark Energy CEO Says Winter Storm Opened Potential Acquisition Opportunities, Reduced Competitive Environment

Spark Working On Projects In Renewable Space, ESG Strategies

A retail energy supplier has sold one of its international businesses

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Update: Utility Revises Recently Proposed Update To POR Discount Rate, Increase No Longer Proposed

An EDC has filed a revision to its proposed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates

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Office of Consumer Counsel Advises Small Businesses To Review Contracts With Competitive Energy Suppliers

An Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) is advising small businesses, multi-dwelling residential, and institutional property owners to review and assess their competitive energy service contracts for terms, conditions, requirements, and consumer protections

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May 11, 2021

New York ESCO Seeks Pennsylvania Retail Supplier License

A New York ESCO recently applied for a Pennsylvania electric supplier license to serve ...

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25-Story Houston Office Tower Selects Retail Electric Provider

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Oncor Seeks Extension Of Deadline To File Base Rate Case

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC filed a petition with the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting that the PUC grant a good-cause exception to the October 2021 deadline under 16 Tex. Admin. Code ("TAC") § 25.247, and a prior Commission order, for Oncor to file its comprehensive base-rate review by October 1, 2021.

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Pa. PUC Issues Order On Grandfathering Of Existing Retail Supplier REC Supply Contracts Under Legislative Changes; Address "Written Contract" Requirement For Grandfathering

The Pennsylvania PUC last week issued an order providing the Commission’s interpretation as well as implementation of Sections 10 and 14 of Act 114 of 2020, which includes geographical limits on energy resources that qualify as Tier II resources under the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act, and the ability of retail suppliers to grandfather existing contracts for RECs

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Pa. PUC Proposes To Grant EGS License To CPower For Purpose Of Accessing Its Customer Data Via Utility Systems

The Pennsylvania PUC last week voted to issue a tentative order that would grant an electric generation supplier license to Enerwise Global Technologies, LLC d/b/a CPower (Enerwise, Company, or Applicant) for the purpose of allowing CPower to obtain utility data concerning its customers to verify customer performance in demand response programs and assist customers in analyzing their usage and capabilities

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Indra Energy Named Official Renewable Energy Provider of the Pittsburgh Penguins

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NSTAR Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates Falling Over 10%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service electricity rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2021

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May 10, 2021

Retail Energy Veterans Launching Start-up Retail Supplier

Several retail energy veterans have formed ...

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Utility Seeks To Increase POR Discount From 0% To Over 1%

A utility has filed new POR discount rates

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Broker-Consultant Names New Renewable Energy Director

A broker and energy services & management provider has named ...

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Update: Octopus Energy U.S. To Acquire Brilliant Energy Residential Customer Book

--- Octopus Notes Goal To Invest $100M In U.S. Energy Market, Targets 25 Million Accounts

Octopus Energy US formally announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the residential customer book of Texas retail electric provider Brilliant Energy LLC, which had been exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on May 5

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Start-up Texas Broker Formed

A start-up broker has registered with the Texas PUC

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PSC Approves Increase In Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

A PSC ha approved ...

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Sole Proprietor Registers With Texas PUC As Broker With Trade Name Eagle Energy of Texas

A sole proprietor has registered with the Texas PUC as an electric broker with the trade name Eagle Energy of Texas

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Exelon Seeks Judicial Review Of Texas PUC Order Giving ERCOT Discretion Over Uplift Process

Exelon Generation Company, LLC and Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. sought, in Travis County, Texas, district court, judicial review of the Texas PUC's order dated February 21, 2021 which Exelon said, "removed the monthly cap on default amounts that can be uplifted onto ERCOT market participants in the event of market default (the 'Uplift Rule')"

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May 7, 2021

Texas House Approves Bill That Would Authorize PUC To Securitize ERCOT Default, Uplift Charges

The Texas House has passed HB 4492 which would create a mechanism for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to authorize the securitization of ERCOT market uplift charges related to the winter weather event

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NRG Reports Retail Customer Count, Sales & Revenue Data

NRG has filed a 10-Q for the period ending March 31, 2021 which provides various metrics on its retail business, including customer count

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small Business Default Service Rates Falling Nearly 17%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2021 to December 2021, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2021 to September 2021

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May 6, 2021

 

Pennsylvania PUC Allows Door-To-Door Marketing To Resume For C&I Customers Only

PUC Seeks Comment On "Eventual" Lifting Of Remaining Ban On In-Person Retail Energy Sales

Asks Whether Additional PUC-Administered Training Should Be Compelled Given Year-Long Door-to-Door Moratorium

Seeks Comment On Need For Additional Monitoring, Oversight

The Pennsylvania PUC today issued a tentative order in which the PUC sought comment on a timeline for further modifying or lifting the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order which generally prohibits in-person marketing of retail energy, except for certain sales channels as previously reported

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ERCOT Reports Record Electric Demand Expected This Summer; Low Risk Of Emergency Conditions Based On Expected Generation Availability & Weather Conditions

ERCOT CDR Shows 2022 Reserve Margin Increasing To Nearly 29%; Exceeds 30% In Subsequent Years

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it is anticipating record-breaking electric demand this summer due to expected hot and dry conditions and continued economic and population growth throughout the region.

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Update: Spark Reports Decrease In Customer Count

Earlier: Spark Energy Reports Negative Impact From Winter Storm Uri, First Quarter Results

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NRG Reports Nearly $1 Billion Negative Impact From Winter Storm Uri For Q1; Total Impact Will Be Lower Over Time

NRG Names New EVP & CFO

In reporting quarterly earnings, NRG Energy ("NRG" or "the Company") said that, during the quarter ended March 31, 2021, Winter Storm Uri's financial impact was a loss of $967 million.

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Texas PUC Approves Stipulation Under Which Utility Parent Will Sell Texas Retail Provider (Without Brand Name), Or Wind Down REP, As Part Of Settlement To Acquire Texas Utility

The Texas PUC today approved a unanimous stipulation that authorizes, subject to various conditions, the merger of ...

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Texas PUC Votes To Issue Proposal For Publication To Remove Fuel Index From ERCOT Low Offer Cap, Add New Make-Whole Provision

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to issue a proposal for publication that would change the ERCOT scarcity pricing rule to eliminate the 50-times fuel index price provision in the ERCOT market low system-wide offer cap (LCAP), such that the LCAP would be $2,000 per MWh and $2,000 per MW per hour

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Genie Energy Reports Negative Impact From Texas Winter Weather Event, Q1 Results

In reporting first quarter 2021 earnings, Genie Energy Ltd. reported a negative impact from the winter weather event in Texas of approximately ...

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May 5, 2021 -

Texas Business Customer Files Suit Against Large Retail Provider Alleging "Price Gouging"

--- Alleges "Duty" To Protect Customer Against "Foreseeable" Winter Weather Event Price Spike

The owner of a North Texas Harley-Davidson dealership has filed a lawsuit against ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Another Customer Book

A Texas retail electric provider recently acquired a book of customers from ...

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Would Undergo Sale Process Under Proposed DIP Financing

A retail electric provider sought bankruptcy court approval for DIP Financing which includes a sales process ...

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Update: Court OKs Sale Of Brilliant Residential Customer Book To Octopus Energy

A bankruptcy court approved the sale of Brilliant Energy LLC's residential customer book and related assets to Evolve Retail Energy LLC

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Update: BP Energy Retail Seeks Texas REP Certificate

BP Energy Retail LLC has formally filed for ...

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Another Texas Bill Requiring Default Auto-Renewal Product, Ban Of Wholesale Index Plans, Advances

A Texas Senate committee has reported favorably a substitute for ...

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Exelon Reports Higher Negative Impact From Texas Winter Weather Event, In Reporting Q1 Earnings

In reporting earnings today, Exelon reported a higher negative impact, versus a prior estimate, of the negative impact from the Texas winter weather event

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Several FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Residential & Commercial Prices To Compare Increasing 30%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2021

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May 4, 2021

Regulator Issues $750,000 Notice Of Violation (NOV) To Retail Supplier That Would Require Return Of All Customers To Default Service If Adopted As Final

A regulator issued a Notice of Violation and Assessment of Civil Penalty to ...

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Solar Affiliate Of Retail Supplier Enters Settlement With State's Attorney General Over Alleged Deceptive Sales Practices

An Attorney General announced that ...

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Texas Senate Passes Resolution Urging Texas PUC To "Significantly Reduce" High System-Wide Offer Cap; Evaluate Changes To Market Structure

The Texas Senate has passed a resolution (S.R. No. 342) which, "urge[s] the Public Utility Commission of Texas to significantly reduce the high system-wide offer cap and evaluate changes to the market structure."

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Vistra Reports Nearly Half a Billion Negative Impact To Retail Segment From Winter Storm Uri

Reports Marginal Decrease In Total Retail Customer Count During Q1

Vistra reported Q1 2021 earnings in a 10-Q filed today.

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Broker-Consultant Names Market Vet As New Director of Strategic Relationships

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Energy Supplier Awarded Contract To Provide Electricity To Google, Backed By 500 MW Portfolio

Google has awarded an electricity supply contract to ...

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May 3, 2021

Texas Senate Passes New Disconnection Protections Applicable To Customers Of Retail Electric Providers

Bill Requires Customers To Have "Simple, Quick" Process For REP Complaints At Texas PUC

Last week, the Texas Senate passed a bill which, among other things, includes new disconnection protections for customers of retail electric providers, including expansion of the conditions under which disconnections are prohibited, and other customer rights concerning the disconnection process and related service.

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Regulator Maintains Current Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates Due To COVID Shut-off Moratorium

Normal Annual Revisions Would Have Resulted In Negative POR Discount Rates

A regulator has ordered that the currently effective purchase of receivables discount rates shall remain in effect, subject to investigation and reconciliation

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BGE Residential Generation Rate To Increase 12% In October

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2021, new Type II rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2021, and new bypassable SOS admin. charges, to be effective June 1, 2021 (impacting the previously set summer 2021 SOS rates)

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United Illuminating Residential Default Service Rate To Decrease 15%; Small Commercial Rate Decreasing 13%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning July 1, 2021

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Passes, On 2nd Reading, $2 Billion Weatherization Funding Bill

 

Retail Supplier Signs Long-Term Solar PPA

A retail supplier and a developer of renewable energy projects, primarily in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, announced today ...

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Talen Energy Unveils 1 Gigawatt of Battery Storage Development Projects

Talen Energy Corporation ("Talen" or "the company") announced today that, as part of its strategic transformation to a "renewable energy and digital infrastructure growth platform," the company is developing one gigawatt of stand-alone battery storage projects across its U.S. footprint.

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BP To Launch Retail Energy Supplier In U.S., Including Texas, Pennsylvania

Tesla Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

NRG Energy Brand Registers As Texas Electric Broker

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