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April 19

Affiliate of Texas Retail Provider Seeks Aggregator License

An affiliate of a Texas REP applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. Files Revised Disclosure Statement In Bankruptcy Case To Address Court's Rejection Of Non-consensual Releases

FES Says Revision Provides Path For Company To Successfully Conclude Chapter 11 In 2019

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with FirstEnergy Corp. ("FE") that eliminates the non-consensual third-party releases from the Company's proposed plan of reorganization that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court addressed in its recent ruling and which FES said, "provides a clear path forward for FES to conclude its Chapter 11 restructuring in 2019."

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ERCOT Warns Market Participants Of Fraudulent, Malicious Emails Spoofing ERCOT Address (Used Subject "Energy Contract Review")

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that, on April 18, 2019, ERCOT received reports that some Market Participants have received fraudulent emails using a spoofed email address appearing to come from ERCOT.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Chamber of Commerce Files Legal Brief Opposing Inclusion Of Electric Choice Initiative On Ballot

 

ComEd Files Updated Purchase Of Receivables Tariff Sheet

Commonwealth Edison filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission an updated informational sheet setting forth discount factors under its purchase of receivables (POR) program.

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Texas QSE To Pay $50,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A QSE would pay $50,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Duquesne Light Names PG&E Supply, Generation Exec As CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chronicle: Get Ready To Discuss Energy Savings With Your Smart Speaker

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves New Oncor Rider To Provide Retail Providers With Refunds For Interest-Related Savings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Austin Energy Buys Biomass Power Plant With Which It Has Above-Market PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Florida Bill Requiring New Hurdles For 2020 Ballot Initiatives Advances To Floor Vote

 

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RetailEnergyX: San Francisco Eyes Municipalization Of PG&E Assets With Utility In Bankruptcy

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Modifies Value Of Distributed Energy Resources Compensation (Community Solar)

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/3: Connecticut Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Renewals Advances
--- Requires Entirety Of Sales Presentation To Be Recorded (Including In-Person Sales)
--- Requires Approval For Book Assignments

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/18: CT OCC, AG Push For Passage Of Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Electric Supply Contracts

 

From 4/11: New York Municipal Aggregation Serving 21 Communities Selects Retail Supplier, Sets Rates

A municipal aggregator has selected an ESCO for a group of 21 communities

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Names New EVP, CFO

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Orders PJM, NYISO To Revise Pricing For Fast-Start Resources To Reflect More Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: NJ BPU Awards ZECs To Nuclear Plants, Allows Cost Recovery

 

April 18

Solar/Retail Energy Vet And Multifamily Housing Development Exec Team To Launch New Texas Retail Electric Provider

A solar vet and multifamily housing exec lead a new REP

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"Infinite Watts" Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Infinite Watts LLC applied for ...

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Subsidiary Of Multi-National Utility Holding Company Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A subsidiary of a global utility holding company applied for ...

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Direct Energy Expands Free Weekends Product To Two New States

Direct Energy has begun offering its residential Free Power Weekends 12 electricity plan in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Dismisses Complaint Filed Against REP Stemming From Alleged Profit Sharing Dispute

 

ESCO Seeks License As Broker/Aggregator

Part of transition away from retail supply

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Texas PUC Commissioners Agree To Maintain ERCOT Reliability Deployment Price Adder If LCAP Triggered

During today's open meeting, Commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas agreed that the operating reserve demand curve and the real time reliability deployment price adder should remain in place in the ERCOT market even when the low system wide offer cap (LCAP) is triggered (when peaker net margin is reached)

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New York Municipal Aggregation Issues RFP To ESCOs To Supply Eight Communities Including Poughkeepsie

Joule Community Power has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to retail energy suppliers to bid to supply electricity to ...

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RetailEnergyX: CT OCC, AG Push For Passage Of Bill Banning Auto-Renewal Of Electric Supply Contracts

 

PUC Discloses Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted winning suppliers from a default service auction to procure supplies for default service customers at Dayton Power & Light for various terms beginning June 1, 2019

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From the Archives (12/18): Affiliate Of South Korean Conglomerate Hanwha Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A Hanwha sub. applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting TDUs From Owning Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Provides Solar Installation At Three Texas State Parks

 

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RetailEnergyX: Hanwha Group Sub. Seeks Australia Retail Supplier License (Follows License In Texas)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Releases Survey Of Customer Attitudes Toward Renewable Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Competition Advocate: Energy Choice Is Not The Same As Deregulation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Gov. Pritzker Appoints Maria Bocanegra To The Illinois Commerce Commission

 

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RetailEnergyX: Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Reappointed As Pa. PUC Chairman

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/1: Clean Energy Group SACE Opposes Florida Electric Choice

 

April 17

Retail Energy Veterans Launching New Texas Retail Provider

Several retail market vets are launching a new Texas REP

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Operations Specialist
NEW! -- Account Manager, Energy Choice
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Retail Energy Channel Manager -- Retail Supplier

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PUC Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier After Allegations Supplier Charged Rate In Excess Of 20¢/kWh While Using Terms "The Best", "Competitive" Rate

A PUC opened an investigation of ...

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PUC Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier After Allegations Supplier Used Spoofed Caller ID Showing Utility Name, IRS

A PUC today opened an investigation into ....

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT NPRR Would Mandate Retail Providers Report On Demand Response, Price Responsive Programs, Called Events

 

PECO Residential Electric Generation Rate To Fall 5% On June 1, Small C&I Rates Fall 4%

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks To Use New Trade Name
• Start-up Receives New Retail Supplier License

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FERC Approves PGE Tariff Change Related To Direct Access, Denies Protest Of Retail Supplier

FERC has approved without modification tariff revisions filed by Portland General Electric Company (Portland, or PGE) to modify Attachment N of its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), which applies to Retail Network Integration Transmission (NIT) Service.

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Delmarva Files Corrected Maryland SOS Rates For Period Beginning June 1

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC corrected residential and Type I SOS generation rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Dismisses Petition For Declaratory Order On Energy Efficiency Measurement In Capacity Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Saratoga Springs (NY) To Launch Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE North America Announces Construction Of Texas Wind Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Committee Advances Bill To Require Financial Security Related To Wind Power Decommissioning

 

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RetailEnergyX: Carrie Zalewski Named Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Tests Bronzeville Microgrid

 

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RetailEnergyX: Altus Power Acquires 19 MW Operating Solar Portfolio

 

April 16

Utility Alleges Company Is Engaged In Competitive Retail Electric Service Without License

Asks That Any Contracts With Customers Be Rescinded

Seeks To Ban Company From Market

Ohio Power Company ("AEP Ohio" or the "Company") filed a complaint against Energy Advisors ("Respondent") alleging that ...

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Operations Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Operations Specialist
NEW! -- Account Manager, Energy Choice
NEW! -- Business Development Manager
Chief Operating Officer -- Retail Supplier
Retail Energy Channel Manager -- Retail Supplier

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Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver Of Certain PSC Rules For Newly Developed "Innovative" Product

A retail supplier sought waivers for a new innovative product

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Texas REPs, Industrials Seek Reduction In ERCOT System-Wide Offer Cap Under Real-Time Co-optimization

Several Texas retail electric providers and industrial customers sought a reduction in the ERCOT system-wide offer cap (SWOC) under implementation of real-time co-optimization (RTC) in ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Adopts Order On PJM VRR Curves, Glick Says Order Unnecessarily Raises Costs

 

Dayton Power & Light Default Service Rates To Decrease

Dayton Power & Light has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio new Standard Offer Rates (SOR) for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Regulator Addresses Cost Recovery of Long-Term Contracts, Application To Default Service

The Massachusetts DPU approved wind energy generation and REC procurement contracts between the electric distribution utilities and Vineyard Wind LLC

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RetailEnergyX: MP2 Energy Named Top Retail Supplier For Satisfaction, Ease of Doing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Files Amendment To Reflect Recent Upstream Ownership Change

 

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RetailEnergyX: MC Squared Energy Services Offsetting 100% Of All Customers' Power With Renewables For Earth Day

 

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RetailEnergyX: CleanChoice Energy Introduces Earth Day Forest Protection Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Group Seeks Extension To Comply With Newly Adopted New York Consumer Protections For DERs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Reports 2018 Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Advocates File Complaint AT FERC Over PJM Capacity Market Offer Cap

 

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RetailEnergyX: Singapore's Largest Mobile Network Operator Offers Electricity Plans With Geneco Partnership

 

April 15

Consumer Counsel: "Arguable" That Purchase Of Receivables No Longer Authorized Under Statute

A consumer counsel said that statutory language authorizing purchase of receivables (POR) was limited to a now-defunct program, and it is "arguable" that POR is not authorized by statute

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Operations Specialist
NEW! -- Account Manager, Energy Choice
NEW! -- Business Development Manager
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Retail Energy Channel Manager -- Retail Supplier

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California Gov.'s "Strike Force" Report Recommends Evaluation Of Resource Adequacy Back-Stop Options, State Procurement Entity

POLR Obligation Could Be Examined As Well, Report Says

A "strike force" assembled by California Gavin Newsom Strike to examine the state's wildfires and energy future released a report recommended that the state evaluate resource adequacy back-stop options through the legislative process

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Introduced Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Bill Still Retains Language Reducing Renewable Compliance Obligation For Utilities Only

Leaves Retail Suppliers With Unrecoverable Renewable Energy Compliance Costs

Bill Lowers Bypassable Default Service Rate

The introduced version of an Ohio bill (HB 6) to provide subsidies to nuclear and other qualifying resources still includes language that lowers the renewable energy compliance obligation for electric distribution utilities (EDUs) only, while apparently not providing for a similar reduction in the renewable energy obligations of retail electric suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Georgia City Seeking To Become Competitive Retail Natural Gas Supplier Won't Appeal Loss In Court, But Eyes Other Avenues To Act As Supplier

 

PSC Orders That Portion Of Default Service Load Shall Be Procured Under Long-Term Contracts (Non-Load Following)

PSC Eliminates Minimum Stay Provision For Default Service

PSC Maintains Adder For Default Service Rates

A PSC has ordered that SOS include long-term contracts

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Pennsylvania PUC Denies FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. Latest Request For Reduced Financial Security Level

The Pennsylvania PUC denied a request from FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES), filed on March 18, for a reduction in FES's electric generation supplier financial security level from 10% to 5% of its most recent four quarters of revenue.

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NEM Meets With Larry Kudlow, Trump Administration Officials On Energy Policy

NEM Supports Administration's New Executive Order On Energy Infrastructure

Members of the National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) last week met with Lawrence Kudlow, Director of the White House National Economic Council and President Trump's chief economic advisor, and a team of administration officials to discuss energy issues

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RetailEnergyX: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

D.C. Grid Modernization Work Group Draft Report Recommends Dynamic Pricing Program Be Developed

Recommends Utility Ownership Of Distributed Generation, Storage, Microgrids

Addresses Access To Customer Data, Security Requirements For Such Access

The Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) work group process established by the District of Columbia PSC has released a draft report and recommendations

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RetailEnergyX: Starbucks Selects Retail Supplier To Manage Solar Power Purchased For 360 Stores In Texas

 

D.C. PSC Rules Pepco Can't Sell Power Supplies To End-Use Customers Charging Electric Vehicles At Public Charging Stations

Sales From Charging Stations Must Be Done Via An Affiliate

PSC Rejects Most Elements of Pepco's Transportation Electrification Plan

Approves Whole House Residential "Discounted" SOS Rate

Finds No Issue With Pepco Offering Green Adder To Supply Rates

The District of Columbia PSC issued an order on Pepco's proposed transportation electrification (TE) plan

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MISO Capacity Auction Prices Fall For Ameren Illinois Zone

--- Capacity Prices Spike For DTE, Consumers Zone In Michigan

The Midcontinent ISO has released pricing from its capacity auction for the 2019-20 delivery year

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Requiring Study Of Impact Of Renewable Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: After Merging French Retail Suppliers, Total Sets Sight on Aggressive Growth, Other European Markets

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: EDF Weighing Restructuring Plan To Separate French Nukes From Rest Of Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Supreme Court Denies EPSA Challenge To New York, Illinois Nuclear Subsidy Laws

 

Retail Supplier Launching In Illinois

A retail supplier said that it will begin offering service in the state of Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Review-Journal: Competition Forcing NV Energy To Lower Rates For Those Who Can Take Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Professor Urges Retail Electric Choice For South Carolina

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas-based Solar Company Losing Some Of Its Glow Amid Complaints

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NV Energy Dominated Energy Industry Campaign Spending On 2018 Nevada Legislative Elections

 

April 13

Introduced Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Bill Still Retains Language Reducing Renewable Compliance Obligation For Utilities Only

Leaves Retail Suppliers With Unrecoverable Renewable Energy Compliance Costs

Bill Lowers Bypassable Default Service Rate

The introduced version of an Ohio bill (HB 6) to provide subsidies to nuclear and other qualifying resources still includes language that lowers the renewable energy compliance obligation for electric distribution utilities (EDUs) only, while apparently not providing for a similar reduction in the renewable energy obligations of retail electric suppliers

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Operations Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Operations Specialist
NEW! -- Account Manager, Energy Choice
NEW! -- Business Development Manager
Chief Operating Officer -- Retail Supplier
Retail Energy Channel Manager -- Retail Supplier

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D.C. Grid Modernization Work Group Draft Report Recommends Dynamic Pricing Program Be Developed

Recommends Utility Ownership Of Distributed Generation, Storage, Microgrids

Addresses Access To Customer Data, Security Requirements For Such Access

The Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) work group process established by the District of Columbia PSC has released a draft report and recommendations

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D.C. PSC Rules Pepco Can't Sell Power Supplies To End-Use Customers Charging Electric Vehicles At Public Charging Stations

Sales From Charging Stations Must Be Done Via An Affiliate

PSC Rejects Most Elements of Pepco's Transportation Electrification Plan

Approves Whole House Residential "Discounted" SOS Rate

Finds No Issue With Pepco Offering Green Adder To Supply Rates

The District of Columbia PSC issued an order on Pepco's proposed transportation electrification (TE) plan

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MISO Capacity Auction Prices Fall For Ameren Illinois Zone

--- Capacity Prices Spike For DTE, Consumers Zone In Michigan

The Midcontinent ISO has released pricing from its capacity auction for the 2019-20 delivery year

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April 12 - Updated

PSC Orders That Portion Of Default Service Load Shall Be Procured Under Long-Term Contracts (Non-Load Following)

PSC Eliminates Minimum Stay Provision For Default Service

PSC Maintains Adder For Default Service Rates

A PSC has ordered that SOS include long-term contracts

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Retail Supplier Launching In Illinois

A retail supplier said that it will begin offering service in the state of Illinois

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Another U.K. Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market, Seeks Texas License

A U.K. retail supplier applied for ...

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Utility Files Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rates For New POR Program

Delmarva Power has filed initial purchase of receivables discount rates for its new POR program in Delaware

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Morgan Stanley Sub. Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider License

• QuotEnergy Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate
• Crimson Power Solutions Receives Licenses In New State
• Meretz Energy Group Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Aggregation Westchester Power Reports Pricing Comparison Of CCA, Utility Rates, Rate Of Customer Attrition
--- CCA Commercial Rate Exceeds Default Service For 11 of 12 Months

 

Pennsylvania PUC Revamping PAPowerSwitch Site To Have "Silos" Of Categories Of Offers, Rather Than One Long List With Every Supplier Offer

Pa. Staffer Discusses Investigation To Change To Plain Vanilla Default Service Product, Restrictions On CAP Customer Shopping, Supplier Enforcement

During the National Energy Marketers Association's 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference, Dan Mumford, Director, Office of Competitive Market Oversight, at the Pennsylvania PUC said that the current thinking at the PUC is that the days of having a single long list of all supplier offers presented to customers on PA Power Switch as the default are probably done for

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Maryland To See Action On Supplier Consolidated Billing In "Near Future", Commissioner Tells NEM

Delaware To Open SCB Docket In "Near Future"

During the National Energy Marketers Association's 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference, Maryland PSC Commissioner Odogwu Obi Linton said that, "there's going to be some action," on the PSC's current case reviewing supplier consolidated billing (SCB) in the, "near future".

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RetailEnergyX: National Supermarket Association Selects Energy Consultant For Rate Analysis (Supply Procurement Consulting)

 

PSC Commissioner Cautions Retail Suppliers On E-TPVs, New Technologies For Enrollments

Urges Suppliers To Take Initiative And Shares Processes With Regulators, So Complaints Aren't The First Time Commissioners Are Confronted With New Processes

During the National Energy Marketers Association's 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference, Maryland PSC Commissioner Odogwu Obi Linton urged retail suppliers to share new technologies and processes used by suppliers during enrollments with Commissioners, so that Commissioners don't learn of such processes for the first time as the result of customer complaints

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Proposed Decision Would Impose $750,000 Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier

A proposed decision would impose ...

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Regulator Issues $240,000 Notice Of Violation Against Retail Supplier

The Connecticut PURA recently issued a Notice of Violation and Assessment of a Civil Penalty (NOV) against ...

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Introduces New Tougher Entry Tests For Retail Energy Suppliers

 

Texas PUC Staff Recommend Retaining Low System-Wide Offer Cap In ERCOT Market In Draft Proposal For Adoption

Would Not Increase Level For LCAP

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for adoption in a rulemaking concerning discrete changes to the scarcity pricing rules

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Maryland Assembly Approves Bill Requiring Improvements To Maryland PSC Energy Shopping Websites, Rate Boards

Includes Revised Mandate For Participation

The Maryland House and Senate have passed HB0689, which requires the PSC to offer improved version of retail electricity and natural gas shopping websites which list offers from retail suppliers

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Summer Energy Reports Lower Unit Gross Margin, Anticipates Improvement In 2019; Reports Fiscal Results

In reporting fiscal 2018 results, Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. reported lower unit gross margin

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Regulator Alleges Broker Engaged In Misleading Conduct And Claims About Energy Plan Comparisons

 

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RetailEnergyX: Starwood Energy To Acquire Two Power Plants From Calpine In PJM, MISO

 

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RetailEnergyX: From the Archives: (3/4) Colorado Senate President To Introduce Energy Choice Legislation

 

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RetailEnergyX: From the Archives: (3/4) New Mexico Bill Would Authorize Municipal Aggregations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Against Florida Choice Published In Tallahassee Democrat, Warns Of Higher Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amended Nevada Bill Would Allow Electric Utility To Offer Subscription Pricing

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DOER Issues Proposed Draft Changes to RPS Class I, RPS Class II, and Emergency APS Regulations

 

From 4/11: Pa. PUC Set To Issue For Public Comment Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC at its 4/11 meeting considered ...

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April 11

Texas Senate Passes Bill Subjecting Brokers To PUC Regulation, Registration

The Texas Senate today passed SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to regulation by the Texas PUC

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Retail Market Vet Joins Energy Supplier As Senior Manager, Business Development

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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New York Municipal Aggregation Serving 21 Communities Selects Retail Supplier, Sets Rates

A municipal aggregator has selected an ESCO for a group of 21 communities

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PUC Finds Utility Violated Supplier Tariff, But Denies Restitution To Retail Supplier

Supplier Had Earlier Dropped Request For PUC Order Compelling Other Retail Suppliers To Agree To Resettlement

A PUC has found that ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Denies Retail Supplier Rehearing Request Concerning Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

 

Net Loss Of Residential Customers On Competitive Supply In Pennsylvania Slows

PPL Sees Significant Improvement In Shopping Losses

Monthly Decline In Residential Shopping Lowest In Past Year

The rate of the net decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply in Pennsylvania slowed during March, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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PJM Outlines Proposed Stakeholder Process To Address Recommendations On Credit, Other Issues Raised From GreenHat Default

Says Must Move "Expeditiously" On Recommendations

Report Has Proposed New Definitions For "Default", "Material Adverse Change"

Has Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Of New Market Participants, Background Checks Of Officers Of Non-Public Companies

PJM President & CEO Andy Ott has informed PJM members of a proposed stakeholder process for responding to the recommendations in the Report of the Independent Consultants on the GreenHat Default.

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PJM To Conduct 2022/23 Base Residual Capacity Auction In August Under Current Rules, Absent FERC Order

PJM said in a FERC filing that it intends to conduct the Base Residual Auction for capacity for the 2022-2023 delivery year in August as scheduled, under current market rules, absent a FERC order to the contrary

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Integrated Energy Services Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate
• Commercial Power Seeks License In New State

License Briefs ...

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MSG Las Vegas Receives Approval To Take Competitive Supply In Nevada, No Exit Fee For New Load

The Nevada PUC approved the application of MSG Las Vegas, LLC to take competitive electric supply for its new Las Vegas Sphere event venue, an 18,000-person arena being developed in the Nevada Power Company (NV Energy, NPC) service area

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Pa. PUC Set To Issue For Public Comment Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC at its meeting this morning is scheduled to consider ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Offering Free Electricity For Year To Contest Winners

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Warns Of Electricity Payment Scam

 

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RetailEnergyX: Hormel Foods To Become Powered By Nearly 50 Percent Renewable Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Report On Emergency Response Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Round-Up: More California Cities Pursuing Municipal Aggregation

 

April 10

Retail Supplier Withdrawing From PJM, Ceases Serving Pennsylvania Customers

A retail supplier is exiting the PJM market

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U.K. Retail Supplier Backed By Japanese Conglomerate Entering U.S. Market

Name Similar To Existing, Non-affiliated U.S. Retail Supplier

An affiliate of a U.K. retail supplier is entering the U.S.

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EC Infosystems Successfully Converts Atlantic Energy for EDI and Billing/CIS Services

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced that they have successfully converted Florida-based retail supplier Atlantic Energy for both billing and EDI services.

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO

A retail supplier named a new CEO

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Texas House Passes Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity

Bill Ends Gross Receipts Tax On Public School District Customers, Mandates REPs Pass-Through Savings

The Texas House today passed HB 2263 which would terminate the authority of the Texas General Land Office to sell retail electricity (currently done via a contracted REP) under the State Power Program

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PSC Staff: Ratepayer Support For Retail Supplier Load Shaping Pilots Should Be Limited

Retail Suppliers Seek Change To Signature Requirement

Staff of the Maryland PSC said that any ratepayer support to retail suppliers participating in a load shaping pilot should be limited to EM&V

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Retail Supplier Customers Paid $1.1 Million More Than Default Service In Feb. 2019

 

New Hampshire Default Service Rate To Fall 34%

Unitil Energy Systems, Inc. has filed with the New Hampshire PUC new electric default service rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019.

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Retail Supplier Wins Ability To Serve 100% Of PIPP Load At AEP Ohio

An RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at AEP Ohio for the term June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in at least one conforming bid, according to an auction report

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RetailEnergyX: Switch Files Lawsuit Against Nevada PUC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier To Manage Newly Procured Renewable Supplies For Iron Mountain

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Committee Reports Favorably Substitute That Would Prohibit TDUs From Owning Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Committee Reports Favorably Substitute That Would Require Study Of Impact Of Renewable Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Aggregation Selects Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Opens New Prince George's County Solar Farm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Says Texas Needs To Support "Self-Generation", Removal Of "Barriers" To DERs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Castleton Commodities International LLC Names Co-Chairman To Board of Directors

 

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RetailEnergyX: IESO Announces Changes To Ontario Electric Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: San Antonio Ranked Highest For Solar In Texas

 

April 9

Retail Energy Vet Joins Energy Management Consultant/Broker As Executive Vice President

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Oncor Seeks To Increase DCRF Charge Applicable To Retail Providers, With 185% Increase For Residential Service

Oncor has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to update its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service

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NOPEC Releases New Pricing For Opt-Out Aggregation

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) has released new pricing for its natural gas opt-out municipal aggregations in Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer To Sell Three Power Sales Agreements To Serve Wholesale Customers

 

Ohio Staff Say Issues Raised By Retail Supplier In TPV Waiver Petition Should Be Addressed In Current Rulemaking

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have filed comments on AEP Energy, Inc.'s petition for a waiver of the current rules concerning third-party verification for door-to-door electricity and natural gas sales

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Retail Supplier, Which Was Subject To Prior POLR Drop, Says Not Possible To Get New Investment, Must Terminate Business

A retail supplier stated "at this juncture it will not be possible to get new investment .., and the business must terminate."

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New Digital Brand Smartclick Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

Smartclick has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Launches Initiative To Protect Against "Fraud", Bring Transparency To Retail Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Pol Overseeing Texas Muni Blames ERCOT For Above-Market Power Contract

 

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer Newly Registers To Participate In ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Developer Says Maryland Utility Incorrectly Calculating Community Solar Compensation, Seeks Relief From PSC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Pa. Senate Nuke Bill Places Obligation On Utilities Only

 

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RetailEnergyX: Rochester, NY Houses Of Worship Select Community Solar Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Development Group Consumer Energy Alliance Directs New Anti-Nuke-Bailout Group "Ohio Consumers Energy Alliance" To Immediately Change Its Name

 

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RetailEnergyX: Massachusetts DOER Files Straw Proposal To Implement Clean Peak Standard Applicable To Retail Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland General Assembly Passes 50% RPS Bill

 

April 8

CenterPoint-TDU Files Base Rate Case For Charges Applied To Retail Providers

Would Reduce Non-Volumetric Charges By Over $1 (20%) For Residential Customers

Would Refund Tax Cut Savings To REPs Via Rider

Seeks Authorization For Use Of Electric Storage

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE) has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas an electric base rate case

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Utility Seeks Authority For CSRs To Discuss Price To Compare Information During Customer Calls

Reports "Ongoing Confusion"

A utility has sought to share PTC info during customer calls

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Regulator Removes Utility Logo From Retail Supplier Insert, Extends Compliance Deadline

The Connecticut PURA has extended the time by which retail suppliers must include an insert, as part of their welcome package, explaining the Next Cycle Rate (Supply Summary) information on customer bills, and also removed utility logos from the information

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RetailEnergyX: Chairman Of Energy Services Company Departs Board

 

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Bill Would Require Affirmative Consents For Renewals
--- Require Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General
--- Require Written Notice Of Rate Change
--- Require Disclosure of 12 Months Of PTCs In Marketing
--- Require Utility Supply Rate On Supplier Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Increases Capacity Under Revolving Credit Facility

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces Three New Renewable Energy Projects To Support AWS Global Infrastructure

 

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RetailEnergyX: Settlement In Oncor-InfraREIT M&A Case Provides Sharyland Start-up Regulatory Asset Won't Be Recovered By Oncor Or Sharyland

 

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Austin Energy Ponders How To Best Address Above-Market Contract As Plant Goes Up For Sale

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Sets Value Of DER Workgroup Meetings

 

April 5

Judge Says Part Of FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy Plan "Unconfirmable" Due To Release Of Environmental Liabilities

FES To File Revised Disclosure Statement

A federal bankruptcy judge said from the bench yesterday that a disclosure statement that is part of the bankruptcy plan of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) is, "patently unconfirmable," as the judge hit provisions in such statement which would release FirstEnergy Corp. from environmental liabilities related to FES power plants, which are to no longer be affiliated with FirstEnergy Corp. after the restructuring as proposed

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Another ESCO Withdraws Its Eligibility In New York

An ESCO has withdrawn ...

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Massachusetts Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate To Fall 23%

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU electric basic service rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019.

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Start-up Broker Led By Market Vets Seeks Texas Aggregator License
• SunSea Energy Receives New Retail Supplier License

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RetailEnergyX: Draft Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Bill Appears To Leave Retail Suppliers With Unrecoverable Costs, Favors Utility?

 

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Energy Provider Receives Equity Investment From Greenbacker Labs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Castleton Commodities Completes Acquisition Of Munich Re Trading LLC's Physical Gas Trading Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Senator Introduces Another Nuclear Subsidy Bill

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Energy Enters Amended Credit Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Formally Approves Lower Oncor Rates Charged To Retail Providers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Final Transmission Charge Matrix For ERCOT Region

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Commission Schedules Stakeholder Meeting On Utility Supply Procurement, RPS, Smart Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: SPP Proposes Energy Imbalance Market For The West

 

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RetailEnergyX: Federal Judge May Kick Suit Over Entergy Mississippi Generation Procurement Back To State

 

April 4

Large Retail Supplier Adds Three New Trade Names

True Fit Energy, Honor Energy, Better Buy Energy

A supplier has filed to use 3 new trade names

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Broker Expanding Service To Include Supplying Retail Customers As Retail Supplier

A broker has applied to act as a retail supplier

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Duquesne Light Default Service Supply Rates To Fall

Medium C&I Rate Falling Nearly 20%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new default service supply rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Las Vegas Set To Remain With NV Energy As Competitive Supplier Withdraws Bid

 

Duquesne Light Files To Implement Lower Hourly Pricing Threshold

Duquesne Light has filed tariff revisions to implement the previously adopted lowering of the threshold for hourly priced default service, from 300 kW to 200 kW, effective June 1, 2019

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Retail Suppliers Ask Regulator For Relief Concerning Mandatory Inserts Required To Be Provided By Suppliers In Welcome Packets

Public Power, LLC and Viridian Energy, LLC (collectively, the "Companies"), in response to a previously filed motion for clarification from Connecticut Light and Power Company d/b/a Eversource related to a bill insert explaining the Supplier Summary Information included on bills, have asked that PURA expeditiously rule on CL&P's motion, or alternatively provide suppliers with more time to comply with a directive to provide the insert to customers as part of suppliers' welcome packages

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With Procurement, Default Supplier Roles Of Utilities In Question, Campaign Launched To Promote Municipal Aggregation In California

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) has announced the launch of the Bright Energy Future CA campaign, described as, "a statewide coalition committed to building a stronger, greener, more reliable electric system — and preserving and promoting the role of local, not-for-profit Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in California’s rapidly evolving energy system."

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RetailEnergyX: Broker Announces Partnership With American Composites Manufacturers Association

 

Texas PUC Chair Will Let Market Participant ERCOT Process Take Lead On Outage Cancellation Issues

During today's open meeting, DeAnn Walker, Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said that she would like market participants at ERCOT to try to work out issues that have been raised concerning ERCOT's process for cancelling generator outages, rather than bringing the issue immediately before the Commission and having the Commission lead a review

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PG&E Announces New CEO, Refreshed Board of Directors

Nora Mead Brownell To Join PG&E Board

PG&E Corporation (the 'Company," and together with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, "PG&E") today announced the appointment of William "Bill" Johnson as Chief Executive Officer and President and the appointment of 10 new directors to its Board of Directors (the "Board").

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Can Big Oil Become Big Power?

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Dismisses Complaints Concerning Utility Transition Plans From Early Restructuring Era

 

From 4/3: Retail Supplier Atlantic Energy Launches In New State, Opens New Sales Office

Retail supplier Atlantic Energy has expanded into the ...

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RetailEnergyX: Deadline Extended For Stakeholder Comment On ERCOT Real-Time Co-Optimization Issues (Amounts for SWOC, VOLL)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Texas Oil Drillers Are Driving Increasing Demand For Solar Power In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Biggest Solar Investments In Texas In Places With Regulated Utilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Cleveland Indians Select Solar Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: NV Energy Says Will Lower Rates By $100 Million

 

April 3

Pennsylvania PUC Warns Retail Suppliers On Using Marketing Terms Such As "Rate Discount", "Utility Rate Increase"

Citing Recent Issues, PUC Highlights Areas For Concern, Urge All Suppliers To Review For Compliance

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a Secretarial Letter to retail electric suppliers providing, "guidance and reminders on what is expected of suppliers when marketing in general and in relation to specific marketing practices that have recently come to the attention of the PUC’s Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) and Bureau of Consumer Services (BCS)."

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

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

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Retail Supplier Atlantic Energy Launches In New State, Opens New Sales Office

Retail supplier Atlantic Energy has expanded into the ...

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Renewals Advances
--- Requires Entirety Of Sales Presentation To Be Recorded (Including In-Person Sales)
--- Requires Approval For Book Assignments

 

Revised Draft Decision Would Allow Retail Supplier To Engage In Online Enrollments, But Otherwise Prohibit Retail Supplier From Marketing To, Enrolling New Residential Customers For Six Months

Draft still includes $1.5 million fine

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Updated: Details On Proposed Competitive Supply Program At Tucson Electric Power

Eligibility Threshold, Program Cap, Costs, Difference From APS

Details are now available concerning Tucson Electric Power's proposed competitive supply program for large C&I customers

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Power Retailers Reach Limit Of Deregulated Markets

 

MP2 Energy Seeks License In New State

• Electricity Ratings Receives Licenses In New State

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $10,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A REP would pay $10,000 under a Settlement Agreement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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Consumer Counsel Says Default Service Shadow Billing, Listing Price To Compare On Bills Would Be Better Use Of Ratepayer Dollars Than Retail Market Billing Enhancements

Consumer Counsel Says Proposal Which Could See Retail Supplier Provided With List Of Customers Paying Highest Rates May Be Discriminatory

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has opposed several provisions related to retail market enhancements contained in a contested rate case settlement at Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Plain Dealer: Feds Allege FES and FirstEnergy Created A 'Scheme' That Is An 'Abuse Of The Bankruptcy System'

 

ICC Begins Second Notice Period For Retail Supplier Rule Changes

The Illinois Commerce Commission this morning approved the start of a second notice period for certain discrete proposed changes to rules governing retail electric suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: ISO-NE Releases Discussion Paper On "Energy Security" (Fuel Security, Reliability) Challenges, Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Governor JB Pritzker Appoints Carrie Zalewski As ICC Commissioner

 

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RetailEnergyX: NEM To Convene 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference
--- Industry and Policy Leaders to Examine Retail Energy Market Structures and Practices That Most Benefit Energy Consumers

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM and Argonne National Laboratory Collaborate to Study Guidelines for Solar Resources

 

April 2

TXU Launches New Texas Plan Giving Customers Free Electricity On Days With Highest Use

TXU Energy has launched a new Texas electric plan, TXU Energy Free Pass, which TXU said, "automatically gives customers free electricity on the seven days they use it the most every month, all year long."

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Reliant Offering Texas Customers Community Solar Retail Electric Supply Plan

Reliant is offering Texas residential customers in the Oncor and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric service areas a new plan that offers community solar as a retail electricity supply plan

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Regulator Seeks Comment On Changes To Purchase Of Receivables To Allocate Uncollectibles To Retail Suppliers "More Fairly"

A regulator has asked for stakeholder comment on changes to the purchase of receivables program to "more fairly" allocate uncollectibles to retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Plain Dealer: Feds Allege FES and FirstEnergy Created A 'Scheme' That Is An 'Abuse Of The Bankruptcy System'

 

Generators, Consumer Advocates Both Seek Delay Of 2022/23 PJM Base Residual Capacity Auction

Consumer Advocates Warn Delay Could Increase Risk Premium In Default Service Rates

A group of generation owners and a group of consumer advocates have both requested that PJM delay the 2022/23 PJM base residual capacity auction (BRA), which would normally be conducted in May 2019 but which PJM had already delayed until August 2019, citing uncertainty with significant pending proposed changes to the market pending at FERC (such as potential carve-outs for state actions)

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Utility Provides Start Date For Bill Ready Billing Implementation, Improvements To Retail Supplier Access To Customer Data

The Ohio EDCs made filings concerning their architecture and related information as part of Ohio's PowerForward grid modernization proceeding

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RetailEnergyX: New York Community Solar Provider Announces Partnership With United Way of the Southern Tier

 

Energy Advisory Firm 5 Acquires Northeast-Based Broker-Consultant

Expanding its presence in the Northeastern United States, energy advisory firm 5 has acquired ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Invests In Energy Service Provider Serving Master Planned Communities

 

Tucson Electric Power Files Competitive Supply Program As Part of Rate Case

Tucson Electric Power has filed an electric rate case with the Arizona Corporation Commission

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Sale Of GE's Smart Energy Business, Current, To American Industrial Partners Closes

GE today announced it has completed the sale of its Current, powered by GE business unit to ...

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From 3/28: Texas Senate Committee Reports Favorably Bill Subjecting Brokers To PUC Regulation, Registration

The Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee has reported favorably a committee substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to regulation by the Texas PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Joins Research Effort On Connected And Autonomous Vehicles, Appoints New Mobility And Home Energy Management Lead

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Formally Announces Consummation Of Exchange Agreement Of Supplier's Membership Interests

 

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RetailEnergyX: CCA Group Encourages Arizona To Consider Municipal Aggregation Model

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Ending General Land Office Retail Power Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Names New SVP And General Counsel

 

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RetailEnergyX: UGI to Acquire 100% of the Publicly Held Units of AmeriGas Partners, L.P.

 

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RetailEnergyX: SoCalGas Proposes Converting Excess Renewable Power To Hydrogen, Storing In Current Natural Gas Infrastructure

 

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RetailEnergyX: Battle Over Renewable Energy Takes Shape At The Texas Capitol

 

April 1

Oncor To Sell McAllen Distribution Service Area To AEP Texas, Transition Retail Customers

After Transition, Customers Would Be Served Under AEP Texas Central Tariff

Oncor and AEP Texas have filed at the Texas PUC for approval of the proposed transfer of Oncor's distribution assets located in or around the cities of McAllen and Mission from Oncor to AEP Texas

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Passed New York Budget Includes Elimination Of Delivery Sales Tax Exemption For Customers Taking ESCO Service

Final Budget Expands Customers Able To Procure Electricity Through NYS Office Of General Services Program

A final budget agreed to by both New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders, which has been passed by both Houses and delivered to the governor, eliminates the exemption from "sales" tax for deliveries of electricity and natural gas supply to customers of ESCOs.

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New York ESCO Withdraws Eligibility

A supplier has filed at the New York PSC to withdraw its eligibility as an ESCO

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RetailEnergyX: Clean Energy Group Opposes Florida Electric Choice; FARE Gets Op-Ed Published

 

PECO, Consumer Advocates Reach Settlement To Defer Consideration Of Introduction Of Shopping For CAP Customers At PECO

PECO and several consumer advocates have reached a settlement to defer issues relating to shopping for electricity Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers until PECO's next default service proceeding

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Small Business Advocate Seeks Two-Month Extension For Comments In Proceeding Examining Major Changes In Pennsylvania Default Service

Proceeding Could End Plain Vanilla Default Service, End Use Of Full Requirements Contracts

The Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate has asked the Pennsylvania PUC for a 60-day extension for the filing of initial comments in the PUC's new proceeding examining "smart" default service rates, cost allocation, and rate design (captioned officially as "Investigations into Default Service and PJM Interconnection, LLC. Settlement Reforms")

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Retail Supplier Receives $5 Million Credit Facility

A retail supplier received ...

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PJM Files Pricing "Reforms" For Reserve Market To Address Price Formation

Prices Could Rise To $12,000/MWh

PJM filed at FERC several changes to the reserve market to address price formation

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NV Energy "Low Cost" Renewable Option For Business Would Raise Rates Of Other Customers

 

QuotEnergy Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

QuotEnergy, LLC applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada PUC Staff Allege Switch Is a Public Utility Due To Billing Electricity To Data Center Customers

 

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

he National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) requested from the New York PSC a further extension for ESCO compliance with the Commission’s Order Adopting Revised Uniform Business Practices (UBP) in the above-referenced proceeding that was issued on January 19, 2018 [hereinafter 'UBP Order'].

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Appoints New SVP of Fossil Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Analyst: Offshore Wind For Texas About A Decade Away

 

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RetailEnergyX: Trial Set For $1 Billion Suit Against Entergy Concerning Use Of Own Generation Versus Market Purchases

 

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RetailEnergyX: Hull Street Energy Closes On Acquisition Of Two Natural-Gas Fired Plants In New York

 

March 29

Regulator Directs Retail Suppliers To Obtain Meter Read Date From Customers, Use Info In Enrollment Process And Communication Of Start Date To Customers

Regulator Calls "Vague" Statement On Service Start Dates (1-2 Cycles) "Unacceptable"

In addressing a motion from NRG Energy concerning enrollment information to be provided by retail electric suppliers under the Next Cycle Rate information order, the Connecticut PURA directed that retail suppliers must obtain the customer's meter read date from the customer, and use such information in their enrollment submissions, and in communicating the start date of service to customers.

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Texas Retail Provider To Use Trade Name Chariot Energy

A Texas REP applied for ...

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Mitsubishi Sub. Receives Retail Electric Supplier License In New State

A PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Expected To Acquire Retail Energy Suppliers In Bid To Become Top Electricity Company

 

Infinite Energy Receives License In New State
• East Coast Power & Gas Receives Licenses In New State
• South Bay Energy Receives Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Committee Recommends Passage Of Bill To Prohibit Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed
--- Numerous Other New Regulatory Requirements

 

New York ESCO Expanding To Ohio

An ESCO licensed in NY and NJ has applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Reports Annual Retail Volumes, Annualized RCEs

 

PURA Declines To Suspend Procedural Schedule, Move Hearing Date In Proceeding Reviewing Transferring All Hardship Customers To Default Service

Does Grant More Time For Interrogatories

The Connecticut PURA has declined a request from Direct Energy to suspend the procedural schedule and hold a status conference in PURA's proceeding reviewing whether to transfer all hardship customers to standard service

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RetailEnergyX: Report: 1,300 MW Of DERs In ERCOT
--- Report Encourages Exploration Of Ways To "Fully And Appropriately" Compensate DERs In ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Seven Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Sets Timetable For Decision On Future Of U.K. Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC To Consider Settlement On Changes To Rules Governing Direct Access Customer Relocations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Business Solutions To Provide Demand Response Platform To TEPCO Ventures

 

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Shareholders Approve Vistra Transaction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas City Leaders Face Wrath of Residents Over Green Energy Deal

 

March 28

Texas Senate Committee Reports Favorably Bill Subjecting Brokers To PUC Regulation, Registration

Bill Placed On Intent Calendar

The Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee has reported favorably a committee substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to regulation by the Texas PUC

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Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity

Bill Ends Gross Receipts Tax On Public School District Customers, Mandates REPs Pass-Through Savings

The Texas House State Affairs Committee has reported favorably without amendments HB 2263, which would terminate the authority of the Texas General Land Office to sell retail electricity (currently done via a contracted REP) under the State Power Program

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New Wave Energy Receives New Supplier License

New Wave Energy has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Facebook, Google, General Motors, Walmart Launch Renewable Energy Buyers

 

Retail Supplier To Pay $13,500 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier would pay ...

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from the March 2019 auction for a portion of AEP Ohio default service supplies for the period June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Rolls Out Opt-In Aggregation Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bills Raising Threshold Under Which Generator Mergers Are Subject To PUC Review Advance From Committees

 

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RetailEnergyX: FPL Announces Plan To Build What FPL Calls World's Largest Solar-Powered Battery As Part Of Modernization Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Ofgem Allows Three Energy Firms To Charge More Than The Official Price Cap

 

March 27

PURA Report: More Than 70% Of Residential Customers On Competitive Supply Paid More Than Default Service During Second Half Of 2018

Complaints Against Suppliers Down 32%

The Connecticut PURA released its Annual Report To The Legislature - State Of Electric Competition for the year 2018

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Large NOAC Aggregation (Includes Toledo) Selects Retail Supplier, New Pricing Posted

The Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition has selected

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PECO Posts Pricing From Default Service Procurement

PECO has posted results from its March 2019 procurement of a portion of electric default service supplies for various periods beginning June 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Enel Acquires Tradewind Energy, Sells Tradewind's Solar/Storage Unit To Macquarie

 

STEC Says ERCOT Outage Cancellation Procedure Gives Market A "Free Capacity Call Option", Seeks PUC Review

South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. filed a request that the Public Utility Commission of Texas, "initiate a review of ERCOT's outage cancellation actions and procedures, the increased costs caused by such actions that generators cannot avoid ... and the risks to consumers and reliability caused by outage cancellations during the limited time available for the performance of generator maintenance for summer readiness."

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Summer Energy Seeks License In New State

Summer Energy applied for ...

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PUC Posts Pricing From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted pricing from a default service auction to procure supplies for default service customers at Dayton Power & Light for various terms beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: New Florida Bill Would Require Statement On Ballot That Constitutional Amendments (Such As Energy Choice) With "Indeterminate" Fiscal Impacts Must Include Tax Increase Warning

 

Retail Energy Supply Association Announces Addition Of New Member Freepoint Energy Solutions

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today announced the addition of Freepoint Energy Solutions as the organization’s newest member.

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RetailEnergyX: New York Senate Passes Bill To Require ESCOs To Procure RECs From New Renewable Energy Tier

 

PUC's OCMO Director, U.S. Congressman Highlight Additional Retail Energy Thought Leaders To Present At National Energy Marketers Association Annual Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) has announced additional retail energy policymakers and thought leaders who will address NEM's 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference on April 10-12 in Washington, DC.

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D.C. Sets Release Date For Draft Grid Modernization Recommendations, Schedules Working Group Meeting

The District of Columbia PSC said that draft recommendations from the Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) Initiative working groups will be released on April 12, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Retail Supplier Fined AUS$900,000 Over Discount Comparisons

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Village Signs Municipal Aggregation Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Bill Expected To Be Unveiled Soon

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Holding Retail, TX SET Training Courses

 

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois CUB Report Recommends Defaulting EV Charging Load To Time Of Use Supply Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Utilities Holding Conference On Implementation Of Competitive Procurement Of Storage Resources

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 3/25: Mitsubishi JV Launches Renewable Energy Solutions Provider To Offer "End-To-End" Solutions

 

March 26

Special PJM Committee Examining GreenHat Default Proposes New Definitions For "Default", "Material Adverse Change"

Proposes Heightened Scrutiny Of New Market Participants, Background Checks Of Officers Of Non-Public Companies

PJM has released a report prepared by expert consultants retained by the Special Committee formed by the Board of Managers of PJM Interconnection, LLC to conduct a review of the GreenHat Energy default.

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RetailEnergyX: Boston Selects Consultant To Manage Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

ISO-NE Proposes New Inventoried Energy Program For Winters, Costs Would Be Allocated To Retail Suppliers, Load

ISO New England has filed at FERC for approval to implement an inventoried energy program for the winters of 2023-2024 and 2024-2025

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Merchant Generator Groups Urges Quicker Implementation Of Expanded Buy-Through Competitive Customer Load Programs In Arizona

Says If Program Demonstrates Success, ACC Can Expand Retail Access To Broader Group Of Customers, While Taking Time To Ensure Consumer Protection Maintained

The Arizona Competitive Power Alliance (AzCPA), whose membership largely consists of independent power producers, urged the Arizona Corporation Commission to accelerate the contemplated expansion of the competitive buy-through programs which allow certain customers to procure competitive electricity supply

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Lawmakers Seek Introduction Of Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation, File Bill

 

First In ECM (3/12): Direct Energy Bundling Hive View Camera With New Texas Electric Plan (Connect to Detect)

Direct Energy formally announced this product today, which EnergyChoiceMatters.com exclusively first reported on March 12.

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra-Supported Bill Would Require Utilities (Not Retail Suppliers) To Contract To Redevelop Illinois Coal Plants With Solar, Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipal Aggregation Selects Supplier, Pricing Released

 

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RetailEnergyX: NV Energy Touts Interest In Revised Optional Pricing Program Rate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Committee Hears Broker Registration Bill, Revised Wholesale Market Subsidy Bill Presented

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texans Don't Have Much Incentive To Invest In Home Solar

 

March 25

Morgan Stanley Calls Retail Energy Marketing A "Hidden Gem" In Research On Vistra, NRG

Says Strong Texas Retail Margins Are Defensible For Big Incumbents

Sees Potential For Vistra, NRG To Gain Market Share From Retail-Only Competitors

Calls Retail-Only Competitors, "Challenged"

In a research report initiating coverage of Vistra Energy (VST) and resuming coverage of NRG Energy, analysts at Morgan Stanley called retail energy marketing a "hidden gem," and said that, "[s]trong Texas retail margins are defensible for the big incumbents NRG and VST."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Centrica In Discussions With EV Manufacturers About After-Market Billing For Electric Vehicle Customers

 

Parent Of Canadian Retail Supplier To Purchase U.S. Utility With Retail Electric Choice Program

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Rebrands Acquired Retail Supplier As Shell Energy Retail
--- Announces Savings Tied With Shell Fuel Stations
--- Will Launch Smart Home, Other Innovative Offerings
--- Switching All Customers To 100% Renewable Energy

 

Bill Auditor Seeks Broker Licenses

• PUCO Extends FirstEnergy Solutions Existing Retail Supplier Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Mitsubishi JV Launches Renewable Energy Solutions Provider To Offer "End-To-End" Solutions
--- Will Serve End Users With Distributed Solar, Storage, Community Solar, More

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs File New Generation Supply Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DOER Schedules Meeting To Present Clean Peak Energy Standard Straw Proposal, Applicable To Retail Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Municipal Retail Energy Suppliers Suffering Losses, Leaving Taxpayers On The Hook

 

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RetailEnergyX: TransAlta Announces Strategic Investment By Brookfield Renewable Partners
--- Former Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon To Join TransAlta Board

 

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Repurchase of US$21,800,000 of its 2019 Convertible Bonds

 

March 22

Retail Supplier Disagrees With Regulator's Characterization Of Plan As Variable Rate

A retail supplier disagreed with a regulator's characterization of a plan as a variable rate plan

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Just Energy Announces Cost Reduction Initiative, Eliminating Over 200 Positions

Just Energy Group Inc.('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced today the elimination of over 200 positions, which the Company said equates to ...

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FERC Won't Require Disclosure Of Demand Response Provider's Customer Names As Part Of PJM Uplift Reporting

FERC issued an order on a compliance filing from PJM in which PJM had submitted various revisions to its operating agreement to comply with a prior FERC order concerning the reporting of uplift to market participants

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RetailEnergyX: Another Texas City Hears Opt-In Aggregation Pitch, Councilors Air Concerns

 

Usource, LLC Receives Gas Broker License In New State

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Retail Supplier Seeks Suspension Of Procedural Schedule Reviewing Whether To Transfer All Hardship Customers To Default Service

Counsel for Direct Energy Business, LLC and Direct Energy Services, LLC ('Direct Energy') requested that the Connecticut PURA suspend the current procedural schedule, pending a Status Conference, in the proceeding reviewing whether to place all hardship customers on standard service

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Senate Committee Advances Bill To Increase Threshold For Ballot Measures To Change Constitution, Wouldn't Impact Current Electric Choice Proposal

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Solar Companies Flock To A Texas Tax Break With Questionable Payback

 

From The Archives (1/15): PUC Says It Lacks Express Authority To Order EDC To Execute PPAs Linked To Default Service Procurement, Interprets Statutory Obligation

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RetailEnergyX: Irvine, CA Considering Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Column: Virginia Denial Of Wal-Mart Retail Supply Application A Missed Opportunity To Embrace Renewable Energy

 

March 21

Just Energy Announces Cost Reduction Initiative, Eliminating Over 200 Positions

Just Energy Group Inc.('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced today the elimination of over 200 positions, which the Company said equates to ...

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Calif. PUC President Wants To Require Competitive Suppliers To Report Pricing, Create Comparison Website

During a California legislative hearing this week, California PUC President Michael Picker made comments in favor of the creation of a website that would allow the comparison of prices among various LSEs in the state, with such comments suggesting that the reporting of such prices be mandatory

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Calif. State Senator Says, If PUC Granted Greater Regulation Of Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs), PUC Would "Kill" CCAs

Senator Chastises PUC President For Saying CCAs Source of Resource Adequacy Problem When Nearly All Of Cited RA Waivers Were For Retail Suppliers, Not CCAs

During a California State Senate hearing this week, Senator Scott Wiener opposed granting the California PUC greater authority over community choice aggregations (CCAs)

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Groups Petition Maryland PSC To Require Utilities To Offer Consolidated Billing To Community Solar Providers

Groups Says Allowing Only Retail Suppliers To Use UCB Is Anti-Competitive

The Climate Access Fund (CAF) and Solar United Neighbors of Maryland have petitioned the Maryland Public Service Commission to direct the utilities that are participating in Maryland’s community solar pilot to offer consolidated billing to Subscriber Organizations or Solar Developers, similar to that provided to retail electricity suppliers by Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 20.53.05.03.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Home Now Offers Home Repair Service Plans in New Jersey Through HomeServe USA

 

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

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

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NRG Retail Seeks Reconsideration Of Requirement To Include Contract Expiration Info As Part Of Info Transmitted To EDCs At Enrollment

Several NRG retail suppliers have petitioned the Connecticut PURA for reconsideration of the requirement that retail suppliers submit information regarding the expiration of a contract as part of the enrollment transaction as currently required by PURA's December 19, 2018 Decision regarding Next Cycle Rate issues

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RetailEnergyX: Execs Debate: How Much Do Consumers Really Care About Power?

 

FirstEnergy Solutions Seeks Further Extension Of Existing Retail Supplier Certificate In Ohio

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. has requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio grant an additional 180-day extension of its retail electric supplier certificate through October 28, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Several Municipal Aggregations Select Retail Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Submits NPRR To Require Market Participants To Notify ERCOT Of Cybersecurity Incidents

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Advisory Firm 5 Named By Fortunate As One Of Top Workplaces In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Completes Installation of Zero Cost Contracts With Cryptocurrency Mining Operation

 

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Announces Start Of Construction On South Texas Windfarm

 

March 20

National Grid Default Service Rates Falling 20-25% For Residential, Commercial Customers

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for residential and commercial customers for the six-month period beginning May 1, 2019, and for industrial customers, for the three-month period beginning May 1, 2019

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PSC Invites Retail Suppliers To Propose Load Shaping Pilot Programs, Issues Draft RFP That Would Select Suppliers

A PSC has invited retail electric suppliers to participate in a "load shaping" pilot and invited comments on a draft RFP to select retail suppliers for the pilot

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Arizonans for Electric Choice and Competition Propose Issues For Discussion In ACC's Electric Choice Rule Review

Arizonans for Electric Choice and Competition ("AECC") submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission a list of "Areas for Discussion in Retail Electric Competition Rules."

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Says Third Incremental Auction Results Are Final, Absent Action From Governmental Authority

 

Rushmore Energy Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Smithfield Foods Selects Provider For 3 MW Of Wind

 

Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from a February 26, 2019 auction to procure a portion of electricity default service supplies at Duke Energy Ohio for the period June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2022

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RetailEnergyX: Florida League of Cities Opposes Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

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RetailEnergyX: MC Squared Energy Services Announces Renewable Supply Milestone

 

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Says That Independent Proxy Advisory Firms ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Crius Unitholders Vote "FOR" the Vistra Transaction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Innovest Provides Update On Retail Energy Marketing Effort

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Selects Solar Developer For Javits Center

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-based General Contractor Selects Solar Provider

 

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

 

March 19

Retail Energy Broker Selected For Municipalities Purchasing Group

A broker was recently selected by a municipal buyers group to manage energy procurements

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Pa. Utility To Continue Until 2023 Billing Practice Found By PUC To Be "Discriminatory" Against Retail Suppliers, Unless "Contractually Feasible" To End Practice Sooner

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. ("Columbia") has filed a response to a directive from the Pennsylvania PUC for Columbia to report how it will comply with 66 Pa.C.S. § 1502, after the PUC found that Columbia's practice of providing "on-bill" billing for non-utility services to only two select providers is, "discriminatory."

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ComEd Files To Remove Certain Administrative Costs From Bypassable Supply Rates

Commonwealth Edison has filed at the Illinois Commerce Commission to remove the administrative costs associated with procuring renewable energy credits and zero emissions credits from the bypassable electric supply rates

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of Retail Provider Named Official Solar Partner Of LA Dodgers

 

Brand Of International Retail Supplier Seeks Licenses In New State

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Regulator Clarifies Whether Retail Supplier Rate "Locked" During Submission Process For Next Cycle Rate Info

The Connecticut PURA, in response to a request from United Illuminating, has affirmed that a retail electric supplier's rate is "locked" for billing purposes once submitted to UI 62 days in advance of the consumption period as part of the Next Cycle Rate information

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RetailEnergyX: National Constitution Center Selects Retail Electric Supplier

 

New York PSC Grants Extension Of Due Date For ESCOs, LSEs To Contract With NYSERDA For Offshore Wind

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted a request from NYSERDA for an extension of the due date on which load-serving entities (LSE) are required to provide the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with executed contracts (LSE Contracts) for the purchase of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) by LSEs from NYSERDA.

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

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

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Committee Hears Support For Bill Which Would Regulate Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 3/4: New Mexico Bill Would Authorize Municipal Aggregations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Power Management Company Axiom Exergy Expands Grid Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: European Retail Supplier Affiliate Said To Enter JV With EV Charging Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine’s York 2 Energy Center Achieves Commercial Operation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Opponents Of Florida Electric Choice Criticize Commission's Fiscal Impact Statement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Power Prices Surged 700% On March 18

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Muni Aggregator MEGA Makes Pitch To Village

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. City Considers Joining Municipal Aggregation

 

March 18

Retail Energy M&A Vet Joins Broker As EVP, CFO

A broker has named ...

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New Texas Retail Provider Launches Service

Brand Segmentation Revealed

A start-up REP has launched service in Texas

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Nstar To Combine POR Rates Into Single Discount Applicable To East, West Service Areas

Nstar Residential Discount Falls 30% Versus Current East Rate, But Would Have Been Even Lower Without Consolidation

Nstar (Eversource) has filed new proposed purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) to be effective May 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff, In Case Reviewing Oncor's Acquisition Of InfraREIT, Ask Lubbock Whether Hunt Originated Idea To Integrate LP&L To ERCOT, Support For Sharyland As Transmission Developed

 

State's Second Largest City Files To Implement Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

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Residential POR Discount At National Grid To Increase 50% To Over 2.5%

Commercial Discount Falls 20%

National Grid in Massachusetts has filed new proposed purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) to be effective May 1, 2019.

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Florida Commission Says Revenue Impact From Electric Choice "Unknowable" At This Time, But Says "Several Government Revenues Would Be Reduced"

Cites "Significant Costs To State And Local Governments" From Transition

Florida's Financial Impact Estimating Conference, a state commission which prepares financial impact statements to accompany any proposed constitutional amendment, said that the fiscal impacts from a proposed electric choice constitutional amendment are, "unknowable", at this time

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Solar Installer Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator License

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Says Reserves Pricing During Cold Snap Shows Need For Price "Reforms"

 

Pennsylvania Again Sees Monthly Decline Of Nearly 10,000 In Number Of Residential Electric Customers On Competitive Supply

Pennsylvania once again saw the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply decline by nearly 10,000 over the past month, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Conn. Utilities Reach Agreement On PPAs To Support Dominion Millstone Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: New England Governors Pledge Cooperation On "Market-Based" Mechanisms To Value Nuclear, Renewable Generation Attributes

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Issues Market Notice Concerning Alleged Error By Market Participant In Third Incremental Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: DTE Energy Names New VP Of Corporate Strategy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Customers Receive Refunds Under Second Phase Of Restitution Program Under AG Settlement With Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Recaps Texas Electricity Shopping Services, Says Need For Help "Pathetic"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed From Florida Electric Choice Opponent Published In Two Publications

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts 2019 RPM Load Forecast

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Zealand Electricity Switching At Four-Year Low

 

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RetailEnergyX: Northern Ireland To Diverge From Republic On Operation of Retail Electric Market, Threatening "All Island" Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Enel Green Power North America Starts Construction Of Largest Solar Plant In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: SFChron: Public Takeover Of PG&E? Sacramento’s Past Provides Important Lessons

 

March 15

Crius Discloses Purchase Price For Recent Customer Book Acquisition

Crius Sees Decline In Customer Count, Reports Earnings

In reporting fourth quarter and year-end earnings, Crius Energy Trust announced that ...

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Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Service (Auto-Switching) Receives Pennsylvania License

PUC Sets Bond Higher, Distinct Contract Requirements

The Pennsylvania PUC granted ...

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New York PSC Approves Joint Proposal In O&R Rate Case Addressing Various Retail Market Issues, Supply Costs

The New York PSC has adopted a joint proposal in Orange & Rockland's electric and gas rate cases, without modification to various retail market issues addressed in the JP

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RetailEnergyX: Kansas Senate Approves Bill Requiring Study Of Electric Rates
--- Scope Includes Consideration of Competitive Markets For Retail Electricity

 

Calif. PUC Formally Opens Rulemaking To Expand Direct Access Load, Set Start Date, Allocation

The California PUC adopted a final resolution to open a rulemaking to implement expanded direct access caps pursuant to SB 237

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State Regulators To Address National Energy Marketers Association National Restructuring Conference

A slate of state regulators and other energy officials will discuss issues facing retail energy markets at the National Energy Marketers Association's 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference, to be held April 10 - April 12, 2019 in Washington, DC

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Power Retailers See Opportunity In Backyard Power Generators

 

Texas REP Files To Relinquish License

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

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra CEO Says Coal Is 'On Its Way Out'

 

March 14

Exelon Supporting Illinois Bill To Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Enrolling Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed, Or In Muni Aggregations

Bans Variable Rates Except Those Based On Wholesale-Derived Formula

Legislation Would Require $1 Million Bond For Retail Suppliers Serving Residential Customers and Marketing Door-to-Door

$500,000 For Residential Service Alone

Would Require Brokers To Disclose To Customer Amount Of Compensation Received

Would Require Price To Compare To Be Listed On All Supplier Price Advertisements

Exelon announced in a news release today that it is supporting legislation in Illinois called the Clean Energy Progress Act, introduced by Rep. Larry Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet)

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Arizona Chair: Take Smaller Bites At Electric Choice To Avoid "Choking"

Several Commissioners Favor Discrete Actions Versus Broad Approach To Retail Choice

Chair Burns Outlines Several Policies "In Choice Area", As Opposed To Redesigning Whole System To Become "Retail All At Once"

Olson: Current Schedule Does Not Reflect a "Serious" Evaluation Of Choice, Requests Defined Timeline

During a Staff meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission yesterday, several Commissioners favored emphasizing smaller, discrete actions, and not a broad implementation of retail electric choice all at once, as the Commission moves forward with its consideration of electric competition

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Retail Market Veteran Launches New Energy Procurement Consultant

A retail market vet has launched a new energy procurement consultant

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Power & Light Seeks Approval For Largest Community Solar Program In The U.S.
--- Several Large Customers Support Program

 

Westchester Power Municipal Aggregation Selects New Retail Supplier For NYSEG Territory, New Rates Set

The Westchester Power opt-out municipal aggregation in New York has selected a new electric supplier for those communities in the program located in the NYSEG service area.

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PUC Will Require Rescission Period For Customers Taking Retail Supply Under Seamless Moves, Extends Deadline For Compliance Plans

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order directing that a rescission period be granted to customers under a new "seamless move" process, and also granted further time for the filing of operational compliance plans

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Pa. PUC Orders 40% Higher Fine On Retail Supplier Versus Amount Agreed Under Settlement With Staff

PUC Chair: Must Make "Abundantly Clear" To Suppliers That Door-to-Door Compliance Required

The Pennsylvania PUC voted to issue an order modifying a settlement agreement between ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni To Pay $125,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

 

Regulator Says Retail Plan Whose Terms Indicate Monthly-Charged Fee May Change In Future Is A Variable Product, Prohibited By Law

The Connecticut PURA has issued a further directive to Public Power concerning the company's Monthly Fee Capacity Plan (MFCP), stating that revised terms and conditions, which indicate that the amount of a monthly fee could change, render the product a variable rate plan which is prohibited by law.

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New York Adopts Cap On Termination Fees, Other Consumer Protections for Distributed Energy Resources

The New York State Public Service Commission said in a news release that it has, "strengthened the consumer protection standards for the State’s rapidly expanding distributed energy resource market."

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Names Retail Supplier To Serve Customers Of Provider Ceasing To Trade

 

Integrated Energy Services Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate, Retail Market Vet Joins As VP, Supply

Integrated Energy Services, LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve commercial and industrial customers

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Announces Equity-Linked Offering To Fund Contracted Renewables, Other Capital Investments

 

LSI Glass Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Top Exec Discusses Bundling Services, Higher Margins

 

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Grants Waiver To Allow Retail Suppliers More Time To Pay RPS Compliance Fees

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Cites Increased Competitive Intensity In Natural Gas Business In Reporting Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Transfer Of Rayburn Load Into ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Publishes Year-Long Case Study From First Zero Cost Customer

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM 2018 State Of The Market Report Posted

 

From 3/11: AEP Texas Files For Approval Of New Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers To Recover Hurricane Restoration Costs

AEP Texas Inc. has filed at the Texas PUC for approval of a financing order to securitize the distribution-related system restoration costs incurred by AEP Texas due to Hurricane Harvey and other weather-related events in AEP Texas Central Division’s service territory.

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RetailEnergyX: From 2/25: Kyocera To Demonstrate Blockchain-Managed Virtual Power Plant

 

March 13

Retail Supplier Acquires Book Of Customers

A retail supplier will acquire ...

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New York State Assembly, Senate Budgets Would Eliminate Delivery Sales Tax Exemption For Customers Taking ESCO Service

Budget Proposals Would Expand Customers Able To Procure Electricity Through NYS Office Of General Services Program

Bill Would Create Utility Consumer Advocate

The New York State Assembly and Senate have released budget resolutions which include elimination of a current exemption from "sales" tax for deliveries of electricity and natural gas supply to customers of ESCOs.

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Utility Asks Regulator For Clarification On Whether Retail Suppliers' Rates Are "Locked In" As Part Of 62-Day Advance Submission Of Next Cycle Rate Info

United Illuminating has requested that the Connecticut PURA clarify whether retail electric suppliers are permitted to revise their rates after submitting a rate 62 days prior to the consumption period under the Next Cycle Rate information submissions requirements

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Start-up Retail Supplier To Launch In New State, Also Seeks New License In Another State

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RetailEnergyX: FT: Shell Aims To Become World’s Largest Electricity Company
--- Exec Calls Existing Power Suppliers "Useless"

 

Retail Supplier Grid Power Direct Receives License In New State

A PUC granted Grid Power Direct, LLC an electric supplier license

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON, Innogy Cite "Unrelentingly Fierce Competition" In European Retail Energy Markets, As Profit Forecast Cut

 

Retail Supplier Wins Ability To Serve 100% Of Certain Low-Income Customer Load

An RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at Duke Energy Ohio for the term June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in at least one conforming bid, according to an auction report

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Retail Supplier Launches Product Providing Solar Lanterns To Those In Need For Each Enrollment

A retail supplier has launched a new electricity supply product under which it provides ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Selected To Power Data Center REIT

 

From 2/20: Retail Supplier Relaunches As Sustainable-Focused Tomorrow Energy

Mission Is To Become Leading Renewable Energy-Focused Company In Its Markets

Today, Sperian Energy is officially transitioning to its new name and business Tomorrow Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Charter School Group Selects Provider For Renewable Offerings

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 8/15: Businesses Expect To Generate 25% Of Their Power Needs Onsite Within Seven Years

 

March 12

Priority Power Management Adds Two Retail Market Vets To Senior Leadership Team

Priority Power Management, LLC (Priority), a Texas-based energy management and consulting services firm, announced today the hiring of ...

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Centrica Business Solutions Names New Vice President Head of Sales, North America

Centrica Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Centrica plc, named ...

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Direct Energy Bundling Hive View Camera With New Texas Electric Plan

Direct Energy has begun offering to residential customers a plan (Connect to Detect 24) that includes at no additional line-item cost a Hive View smart security camera

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Provider Launches Affinity Program With Sierra Club

 

Nstar: "Recognizes Its Role As A Trusted Energy Advisor To Customers," Says MA Should Require CT-Style Next Cycle Rate Info On Retail Energy Customer Bills

Suggests Prohibiting Competitive Supply Service To Low-Income Customers

Calls Variable Rates A Barrier To An Efficient Residential Competitive Market

In comments to the Massachusetts DPU, Nstar (Eversource) said that the DPU should require retail electric suppliers to provide the EDCs with customers' product information, including the next cycle rate, for inclusion on utility bills

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Oncor Proposes New Rider To Provide Retail Providers With Refunds For Interest-Related Savings

Oncor has filed at the Texas PUC to implement Rider ISR — Interest Savings Refund to refund to retail electric providers certain interest-rate savings resulting from its acquisition by Sempra, in accordance with a previously adopted stipulation

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Nuclear Subsidy Bill Places Obligation Only On EDCs, Not Retail Suppliers

 

Atlantic Energy Enters Into Combined $25 Million Capital Facility

Atlantic Energy announced that it has entered into a combined $25 million working capital facility

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Calif. PUC President Says Competitive LSEs Such As Retail Providers Present "Challenge" In Building Generation Needed For Resource Adequacy

During a California legislative hearing yesterday, California PUC President Michael Picker reiterated his concerns with the current hybrid market in the state, and the implications for resource adequacy

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New York DPS Staff Schedules Further Workgroup Meeting On Green Button Connect Terms & Conditions, Customer Agent Access

Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff will convene an additional working group meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to continue discussions on the development of Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica To Provide Services To Alcoa

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Leaders Continue Work On Language, Presentation For Florida Electric Choice Ballot Question

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former CPUC Commish, CAISO Official Recommend Removing PG&E From POLR Role

 

March 11

Mass. Energy Agency: Customers Should Be Required To "Sign" Uniform Disclosure Statement To Contract For Retail Electricity Via Door-to-Door Sale

Suggests "Limits" On Transition To Variable Rate From Fixed Price

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources recommended to the Massachusetts DPU that a recommended disclosure form, "should be presented to and signed by every customer that elects to sign-up for competitive supply," via door-to-door sales

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Mass. AG Says Analysis Of Additional Year Of Data Shows Further Consumer Losses Of $76 Million For Residential Customers On Competitive Supply

If Choice Remains, AG Seeks Warning That Suppliers Typically Do Not Provide Overall Savings

Recommends Posting Of Historic, Charged Rates

Requirement For Guaranteed Savings For Low-Income Customers

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (AGO) said in comments to the DPU that the AG has analyzed an additional year (July 2017 – June 2018) of data and found that, in this third year, Massachusetts residential customers on competitive supply suffered consumer losses of $76.2 million versus what such customers would have paid for basic service from their utilities during such term

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Direct Energy Raises Potential Low-Income Customer Aggregation As Solution To Mass. AG's Concerns

Suggests Alternative Provider Of Default Service, Citing Statute

Recommends Creation Of Massachusetts Electricity Market Improvement

Favors Task Force To Improve Billing Paradigm, Says Supplier Consolidated Billing Is Best Outcome

Proposes Additional Financial Assurance Requirements For Suppliers Engaged In Door-to-Door Marketing

In comments to the Massachusetts DPU, Direct Energy suggested that a DPU-administered aggregation of low-income customers could address concerns raised by the Massachusetts Attorney General about service to low-income customers in the retail electric market.

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RetailEnergyX: Customers Of Nevada Co-op Seeking To Oust Leadership Due To High Rates, Alleged Embezzlement

 

PURA Says Components Of Default Service Costs Outside Scope Of Proceeding Reviewing Whether To Place All Hardship Customers On Default Service

The Connecticut PURA has ruled that examining the components that constitute the electricity Standard Service rate is irrelevant to a proceeding reviewing whether all hardship customers should be returned to default service.

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Updated: Details On PUC Staff Notices of Probable Non-Compliance That Led To Settlements With Two Retail Suppliers

Update, 3/11: Further details concerning the Notices of Probable Non-Compliance issued by Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which led to the stipulations originally reported on March 8 as noted below, have become available.

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RetailEnergyX: Another U.K. Retail Supplier Fails, Ofgem To Select Supplier For Customers

 

AEP Texas Files For Approval Of New Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers To Recover Hurricane Restoration Costs

AEP Texas Inc. has filed at the Texas PUC for approval of a financing order to securitize the distribution-related system restoration costs incurred by AEP Texas due to Hurricane Harvey and other weather-related events in AEP Texas Central Division’s service territory.

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Municipal Aggregations Which Enroll Customers On Opt-Out Basis Demand That Retail Suppliers Obtain Customer's Signature On Disclosure Sheet For Door-to-Door Enrollments

Such Aggregations Have Enrolled Customers Onto Default Prices Higher Than Basic Service With No Signature Required

A group of municipalities which run opt-out aggregations recommended to the Massachusetts DPU that retail suppliers should be required to obtain a customer’s signature on a copy of a proposed disclosure sheet

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RetailEnergyX: Wires Only, Muni Among Possibilities For Future Of PG&E

 

From 2/14: "We Definitely Want Retail Choice," Coalition Member Says Of New North Carolina Competition Petition

New "Energy Justice" Coalition Seeking To End Utility "Monopoly" In North Carolina; Calls For, "Competitive Energy Market," "Consumer Choice"

A new coalition of 15 local, state and national groups have launched in North Carolina what they called a vigorous statewide campaign to end Duke Energy’s monopoly control of North Carolina’s energy markets

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Require Study Of Pricing, Reliability Impacts Of Renewable Energy Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Nuclear Subsidy Bill To Be Formally Unveiled Today

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Named Leading Remote Microgrid Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Invests In 162.2 MW Onshore Wind Farm In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: AP: Experimental Unit In Texas Makes Electricity Minus Emissions

 

March 8

Aggregation Group Tells Regulator To Ban Oral Authorization For Energy Contracts

An aggregator has recommended that ...

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Procurement Consultant Tells Regulator To Require Disclosure Of Retail Energy Broker, Acquisition Fees To Customers

A procurement consultant has recommended that ...

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Two Retail Suppliers Agree To Over $35,000 In Forfeitures Under Separate Settlements With Regulatory Staff

Two retail suppliers have agreed to forfeitures under separate stipulations with Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Electric Choice Proponent Says Tax Changes Needed If Choice Adopted

 

Calpine Reports Results From Retail Segment

In reporting earnings today, Calpine reported that its Retail segment recorded Commodity Margin of ...

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NYSERDA Seeks Extension Of Due Date For ESCOs, LSEs To Contract With NYSERDA For Offshore Wind

NYSERDA filed at the PSC a request for an extension of the due date on which load-serving entities (LSE) are required to provide the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with executed contracts (LSE Contracts) for the purchase of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) by LSEs from NYSERDA.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Hears Opt-In Aggregation Proposal

 

Texas TDU Withdraws Request For Disbursement From Retail Provider's Security

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC has filed to withdraw its previously reported motion for a disbursement from ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Addresses Utility Ownership, Use Of Storage In ERCOT

 

Texas TDUs Seek Waiver From Reporting Regs For Retail Market Performance Measures

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, and Texas-New Mexico Power Company ("Petitioners") have filed a petition at the Texas PUC for a waiver of certain performance measures reporting requirements related to the retail market

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Allow Customer Site Spanning Choice, Co-op Service Area To Move Entire Parcel To Choice Area

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Make Critical Care Electric Bills Priority Claim Under Estate Code

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Victoria (AUS) Default Electric Offer Will Hurt Small Retail Suppliers Most, Benefit Gentailers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters Reports Front-Runners For Large Italian Retail Customer Book On The Block

 

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RetailEnergyX: Companion Texas Bills Filed Addressing End Of General Land Office Retail Power Program; REP Mandates For Distributed Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Brunswick Power Buys Emera Power Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Says Largest Massachusetts Community Solar + Storage Farm Reaches Subscriber & Construction Milestone

 

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RetailEnergyX: Several California Municipal Aggregations Move Forward

 

March 7

Vistra Energy Launches New Retail Brand In Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio

Enters Pennsylvania Residential Market With Existing Brand As Well

Vistra Energy announced today that it is launching a new retail electricity brand

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Broker Names Retail Market Vet As Chief Information Officer

A broker announced that it has ...

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Retail Supplier Revising How Monthly Fee Charged, Presented To Customers At Regulator's Direction

A retail supplier is revising ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Utility With Retail Choice To Acquire Renewable Energy Developer

 

Genie Energy Focusing On Customer Growth In 2019, Expanding Footprint, Intensifying Customer Acquisition Efforts

Reports Customer Decline in Q4 Prior To Ramp-up

Provides Further Specificity On Timing For Upcoming Texas Market Entry

Begins Enrolling Customers in Japan

Genie Energy Reports Earnings

In reporting earnings today, Genie Energy said that it is ramping up customer growth efforts in its retail energy business

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Start-up Aggregator Led By Retail Market Vet Receives New License

A start-up has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Microsoft Enters PPAs With Two Providers

 

Ohio PUC Staff Reiterate That No "Need" Exists For Proposed Utility-Supported Solar, Oppose AEP Ohio's Sought Finding

In a post-hearing brief, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reiterated that there is no "need" for at least 900 megawatts (MWs) of renewable generation resources as sought by AEP Ohio.

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RetailEnergyX: New Group, Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation, Formed, Releases Poll
--- Poll Asks Texans About Compensation For Customer-sited Distributed Generation

 

ESCO Again Asks New York PSC To Rule On Outstanding ZEC Compliance Reduction Petition

An ESCO has again requested that the New York PSC consider and rule on its April 27, 2018 Petition for Reduction of ZEC Compliance Payments for 2018-2019

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RetailEnergyX: EVP Who Led Parent's Reporting Group Housing Retail Energy Marketing Has Retired

 

Update (Companion Bill Filed): Texas Bill Filed To Require Registration Of Brokers

Another bill (HB 3645) which would require registration of brokers, and which has language substantially similar to SB 1497, has been filed, in the Texas House of Representatives

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Update: PUC Approves Price From Default Service Auction

PUCO approved the results of the auction as described below

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Prof. Seeks To Make Unpaid Electric Bills For Critical Care Customers, "Expenses Of The Last Illness"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Las Vegas City Leaders Weigh Leaving Utility For Competitive Supply

 

From 2/28: Utility With Retail Choice Program Seeks Authorization To Offer Renewable Natural Gas To Customers

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas to its 21 million customers in Central and Southern California.

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RetailEnergyX: BP Names New Head Of Wind Power Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Mega Solar-Storage Battery Project Slated For Texas Seen Boosting Value Of Solar

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Named A Top Workplace

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Names New Chief Customer Officer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Business Renewables Centre – Australia Launches Online Marketplace

 

March 6

Former Retail Supplier EVP Launching New Broker

A star-up led by ...

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Texas Bill Filed To Require Brokers To Register With PUC

S.B. No. 1497 has been filed in the Texas legislature to require brokers to be registered with the PUC

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New York Loses Over 270,000 Residential Customers On Competitive Supply During 2018

New York saw the number of residential customers on competitive supply decline by over 271,000 during 2018, versus the December 2017 total, with about 110,000 of the decline coming from electricity customers, and over 160,000 from natural gas customers.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Says Changeover In Transmission Under Oncor Acquisition Of InfraREIT Should Not Occur During Summer, So Operators Can Focus On Grid

 

Retail Market Vet Joins Renewable Energy Consultant As VP Of Retail, Wholesale

A consultant has named ...

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NextEra's Kelliher: "In Many States" Retail Competition A "Failure", Resulting In "Higher Rates" From Competitive Suppliers

In remarks before a hearing of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Joseph Kelliher, Executive Vice President of NextEra Energy, Inc. and former FERC Chair, said that, "In many states, retail competition has been a failure, at least for residential customers..."

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Retail Supplier Enters Settlement Agreement With Regulatory Staff Concerning Alleged Slamming

A retail supplier has entered into ...

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RetailEnergyX: In Celebrating 10 Years of Service, Vault Energy Solutions Notes That, By Not Being Required To List All Public Retail Plans, It Can Hold REPs "Accountable", Avoid Deceptive Plans

 

Spark Energy Launches In New State

Spark Energy has formally rolled out the Spark brand for electricity supply service to residential and business customers in ...

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Utility Ahead Of Schedule On Implementation Of New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Program, Expects Earlier Start Dates

A utility provided an update on its new POR program

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Launches Proceeding For "Fundamental Change" In Retail Energy Market (Default Supply)

 

Regulator Reminds Suppliers Of Requirements For Reimbursement Plans Under Amnesty Program

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA or Authority) issued correspondence to retail electric suppliers reiterating the requirements for the reimbursement filings required from suppliers who have elected to participate in PURA's amnesty program.

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco Files Corrected SOS Rates

 

PointClickSwitch Seeks License In New State

• Texas REP Files To Relinquish Certificate

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PUC Reports Price From Default Service Auction

A March 2019 auction for a portion of AEP Ohio default service supplies for the period June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in a clearing price of ...

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From 2/20: Retail Supplier Relaunches As Sustainable-Focused Tomorrow Energy

Mission Is To Become Leading Renewable Energy-Focused Company In Its Markets

Today, Sperian Energy is officially transitioning to its new name and business Tomorrow Energy

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From 3/1: Regulator Issues Interrogatories To All Retail Suppliers Over Fixed Price Pass-Throughs From ISO Charges

Regulator Opens Proceeding On Fixed-Price Pass-Throughs, Change In Law

The Connecticut PURA has issued to all retail electric suppliers several interrogatories in PURA's proceeding considering a declaratory ruling regarding licensed electric supplier practices of altering the prices in fixed-price contracts

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Announces Launch of New Website

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

 

March 5

Utility Ahead Of Schedule On Implementation Of New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Program, Expects Earlier Start Dates

A utility provided an update on its new POR program

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Energy Procurement & Management Consultant 5 Joining Forces With Simplified Power

5 Expects Series Of M&A Transactions To Accelerate Growth

Energy advisory firm 5 said that it has completed its first transaction to expand the firm’s breadth and depth by partnering with Simplified Power, a Houston-based energy management firm.

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"Progressive" Organizations Launch Campaign Against Florida Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

A group named Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE) recently launched an effort opposing the proposed electric choice ballot initiative in Florida, as FARE said that it would, "set the record straight on the dangers of deregulation."

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ERCOT Says High Demand And Tight Reserves May Result In Energy Alerts This Summer

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it expects record electric use this summer and an increased chance of energy alerts.

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd To Provide Customers With "Personalized Reliability Reports"

 

Spark Reports Further Details On Unit Margins

Spark Energy reported that its Retail Gross Margin for electricity was ...

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Affiliate Of South Korean Conglomerate Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: NV Energy Offers Eligible Commercial Customers "Low-Cost Renewable Energy Rate Option"

 

New Digital Brand Click Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Click Energy, LLC, now using the d/b/a Smartclick, applied for ...

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Another New York Community To Join Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Good Energy, L.P. has filed at the New York PSC to add ...

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Calif. PUC Starts Process To Expand Direct Access Load, Set Start Date, Allocation

The California PUC issued an agenda (draft) decision to open a rulemaking to implement expanded direct access caps pursuant to SB 237

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Sub. Files To Acquire 200 MW Solar Project In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Kinneary Speaks In Defense Of Florida Electric Choice Measure

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Utility Proceeding With Installation Of Utility-Owned EV Charging Stations For Public Use

 

From 1/30: New Jersey Regulatory Staff Issue Cease And Desist Letter To All Retail Suppliers, Telling Suppliers Certain Changes In Price Are Impermissible Under Rules
--- Directs Refunds For Increases Regulator Says Are Not Required Under "Change In Law"

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From 2/15: RESA Formally Petitions New Jersey BPU To Withdraw Cease-and-Desist Letter On Fixed Price Pass-Throughs, After Staff Indicates Staff Would Not Withdraw Letter

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March 5

Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As COO

A retail supplier announced that ...

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Lower Gross Margin Persists In Q4 At Spark Energy, Projects Improved Unit Margins During 2019

Spark Targeting 1-3 Tuck-in Deals This Year

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018.

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Florida Attorney General Opposes Inclusion Of Electric Choice Amendment On Ballot, Says Language 'Misleading'

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has written Florida's Supreme Court in opposition to the inclusion of a proposed electric choice initiative on the state's ballot.

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RetailEnergyX: Colorado Senate President To Introduce Energy Choice Legislation

 

Direct Energy Partnering With New Rewards Program

Direct Energy is newly partnering with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Distributed Generation Bill Would Prohibit Certain Fees Charged By Retail Providers, Dictates REP Offering
--- REPs May Not "Charge ... A Fee Solely Because The Customer Elects To Discontinue Service From The ... Provider."
--- Also Mandates Disclosures For Solar Leases, PPAs

 

Pennsylvania PUC: Notifying Customer-Designated Third Party Of Retail Supplier Switch Would "Provide A Valuable And Important Consumer Protection", But PUC Declines To Adopt At This Time, Citing Unanswered Questions

PUC Rejects Proposed Supplier Consolidated Billing Changes Raised In Case

The Pennsylvania PUC ultimately declined to implement a third-party customer switch notification in adopting amended utility customer protection rules (largely dealing with EDC matters, not the retail market)

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RetailEnergyX: New Mexico Bill Would Authorize Municipal Aggregations, Allow Such Groups To Take Competitive Electric Supply

 

Texas QSE To Pay $8,500 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Require PUC, ERCOT To Develop Market Rules To "Compensate" For Distortion From Federal Wind Tax Credit

 

From 2/14: "We Definitely Want Retail Choice," Coalition Member Says Of New North Carolina Competition Petition

New "Energy Justice" Coalition Seeking To End Utility "Monopoly" In North Carolina; Calls For, "Competitive Energy Market," "Consumer Choice"

A new coalition of 15 local, state and national groups have launched in North Carolina what they called a vigorous statewide campaign to end Duke Energy’s monopoly control of North Carolina’s energy markets

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RetailEnergyX: Consumers Energy Says Settlement To Stop Political Spending Doesn't Apply To Parent

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another Texas Bill Would Allow Customers To Petition PUC To Set Muni Utility Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reminds Retail Providers Of Contact List Of REPs Interested In Acquiring Customer Books

 

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RetailEnergyX: KKR Announces $900 Million Equity Interest With NextEra Energy Partners

 

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RetailEnergyX: County Of San Diego Takes Steps Towards Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Denton Reaffirms No Plans To Run Gibbons Creek This Summer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Electric Suppliers Say "Rushed" Default Offer Will Create Customer Confusion

 

March 1

Utility Parent Records Goodwill Impairment For Competitive Energy Services (Broker) Unit

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Edison International recorded an impairment of its Edison Energy reporting unit goodwill totaling $19 million ($13 million after-tax).

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Retail Supplier Says Proposal In Pennsylvania Utility's Rate Case Would Give Competitive Advantage To Utility Affiliate

Direct Energy in a petition to intervene, outlined concerns with certain proposed changes to the natural gas transportation program at UGI Utilities (the "Company"), as contained in a newly filed rate case

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PUC Approves Implementation, Start Date For New Purchase Of Receivables Programs

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved tariff filings from UGI Utilities - Gas to expand its purchase of receivables program to its new North and Central rate districts (formerly Penn Natural Gas and Central Penn Gas, respectively)

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RetailEnergyX: City Of Las Vegas Considering Taking Competitive Supply, Provider Named; Other Customers To Leave As Well

 


Retail Supplier Withdrawing From ISO New England

A retail supplier is withdrawing from ISO-NE

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Updated: Vistra "Fully Prepared" To Take Legal Action Against Any Hostile Bidder For Crius

Targets Achieving Investment Grade Rating, Says Will Help C&I Retail Business

Provides More Data On Retail Customer Counts

During an earnings call yesterday, Vistra Energy CEO Curt Morgan said that Vistra is "fully prepared" to take any necessary legal action to defend its previously reported acquisition of Crius Energy should a hostile bidder attempt to disrupt the process.

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RetailEnergyX: David Crane, Another Former NRG Exec Among Directors Proposed For PG&E By Blue Mountain

 


Updated: NRG Discloses Organic Retail Growth, Further Customer Count Breakdown

During an earnings call, NRG Energy disclosed further details on its customer growth

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Texas PUC Chair Stresses Real-Time Co-optimization Should Not Be Drawn Out

DeAnn Walker, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said during yesterday's open meeting that while she wishes to afford stakeholders an ample opportunity to review real-time co-optimization (RTC) of energy and ancillary services in ERCOT, she was not comfortable with a protracted process that would result in RTC not being implemented until six or seven years from now

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ProSource Power Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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Extension Granted For New York DPS Staff To Develop Green Button Connect (GBC) Terms & Conditions (Third Party Access)

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted an extension for Department of Public Service Staff to develop Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions, including terms governing third party access

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Several Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Experimental Texas Power Plant Aims To Make Electricity Cheaper, Cleaner

 

Energy Marketer Names Industry Vet As Director Of Origination, Opens Houston Office

A natural gas marketer announced ...

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Regulator Issues Interrogatories To All Retail Suppliers Over Fixed Price Pass-Throughs From ISO Charges

The Connecticut PURA has issued to all retail electric suppliers several interrogatories in PURA's proceeding considering a declaratory ruling regarding licensed electric supplier practices of altering the prices in fixed-price contracts

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RetailEnergyX: Broad Illinois Clean Energy Bill Would Subject Retail Suppliers To Carbon-Free Supply Requirements

 

FirstEnergy Solutions Announces New CEO, EVP Sales, Management Team

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES") and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company ("FENOC") announced that the Board of Directors approved the appointment of a new senior management team to lead the company through the conclusion of its restructuring process.

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RetailEnergyX: Suit Filed Against Large Texas Retail Provider Over Telemarketing Calls

 

Utility With Retail Choice Program Seeks Authorization To Offer Renewable Natural Gas To Customers

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas to its 21 million customers in Central and Southern California.

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Sets Ambition To Be The World Leader In Growing Market For Integrated Zero-Carbon Solutions
--- Cites Integrated Solutions Spanning Customer Strategy, Design, Assets, Services, Digital Platforms, Financing And Operations Management

 

Pennsylvania PUC Issues Proposed Policy Statement To Impose, Statewide, Price Cap For CAP Customers Served By Retail Suppliers, With Such Cap Applicable For Entire Term Of Contract

The Pennsylvania PUC today issued a proposed policy statement to implement, on a statewide basis, a price cap on retail supplier service to Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers

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Pa. PUC Adopts Single Product Type For Price Capped Service To Low-Income Customers At FirstEnergy EDCs

Warns Suppliers On "Fixed Means Fixed" For Any Supplier Seeking To Revise Contract

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

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RetailEnergyX: Sonnen, Inc. Names New CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Jason Few Joins Board Of E&P Company Board of Directors

 

February 28

FirstEnergy Solutions Announces New CEO, EVP Sales, Management Team

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES") and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company ("FENOC") announced that the Board of Directors approved the appointment of a new senior management team to lead the company through the conclusion of its restructuring process.

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Utility With Retail Choice Program Seeks Authorization To Offer Renewable Natural Gas To Customers

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas to its 21 million customers in Central and Southern California.

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Pennsylvania PUC Issues Proposed Policy Statement To Impose, Statewide, Price Cap For CAP Customers Served By Retail Suppliers, With Such Cap Applicable For Entire Term Of Contract

The Pennsylvania PUC today issued a proposed policy statement to implement, on a statewide basis, a price cap on retail supplier service to Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers

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Pa. PUC Adopts Single Product Type For Price Capped Service To Low-Income Customers At FirstEnergy EDCs

Warns Suppliers On "Fixed Means Fixed" For Any Supplier Seeking To Revise Contract

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

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TXU Parent Vistra Reports Decline In Residential Customers In Texas Versus Q3

Vistra Provides Amounts For Expected Synergies From Crius, Also Says Will Avoid $29M Of Organic Retail Growth Investment

"Solid" Residential Margins Aid Improvement In Earnings

In reporting Q4 and full year 2018 earnings this morning, Vistra Energy reported a lower residential customer count in ERCOT versus Q3 2018

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NRG Reports Retail Customer Growth

Will Be On The "Look Out" To Acquire Retail Customers As A Result of Texas Summer Conditions

Says Retail Records Fifth Consecutive Year Of Earnings Growth

NRG Announces Additional $1 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

Announces Up To $600 Million Reserved To Achieve Investment Grade Metrics

In reporting earnings today, NRG reported that its recurring Retail mass market customer count was 3.3 million as of year-end, versus 3.167 million as of Q3 2018, and 2.9 million a year ago

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Texas Retail Provider Receives Authority To Use Name Milestone Energy
• New Wave Energy Corp. Receives License In New State
• Credo Energy Receives Broker License

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Reiterates Plans For $2 Billion In Further Asset Sales

 

Draft Decision Would Prohibit Retail Supplier From Enrolling New Customers For Six Months

Draft Would Fine Supplier $1.5 Million

Draft Addresses Sales/Marketing Language Used By Agents

Also Interprets Use of "Cost Recovery Fees" For Non-Commodity Products

The Connecticut PURA today issued a draft decision under which ...

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Launches Effort To Incubate Innovations, Technology Related To Customer Behavior, Experience

 

PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Agrees To $150,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a stipulation between ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Ranked First In Customer Value/Loyalty (Number One Natural Gas Marketer)

 

CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. today reported results for its Energy Services segment

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More New York Communities To Join Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Good Energy, L.P. has filed at the New York PSC to add ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Says Retail Suppliers, Brokers Face Civil Forfeiture For Unfiled Reports

 

Updated: PUC Approves Price From Default Service Auction

Updated, 2/28. PUCO approved the results of the auction which were described below:

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Selected By Texas Chain of Grocery Stores For Energy Efficiency, Controls

 

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RetailEnergyX: CleanChoice Energy Customers Surpass 4 Billion Pounds of Carbon Emissions Avoided

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC, RRC Collaborate On Gas-Electric Coordination For Summer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Confirms Three PUC Commissioners

 

February 27

Draft Decision Would Prohibit Retail Supplier From Enrolling New Customers For Six Months

Draft Would Fine Supplier $1.5 Million

Draft Addresses Sales/Marketing Language Used By Agents

Also Interprets Use of "Cost Recovery Fees" For Non-Commodity Products

The Connecticut PURA today issued a draft decision under which ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Ranked First In Customer Value/Loyalty

 


PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Agrees To $150,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a stipulation between ...

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OCC: Hardship Customers On Retail Supply Paid $7.2 Million More Than Default Service Over 24 Months

Only 22% Of Hardship Customers On Retail Supply Saved Versus Default Service

OCC Testimony Calls For Prohibiting Retail Suppliers From Serving Hardship Customers

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel has filed testimony in which OCC says that, from October 2016 through September 2018, hardship customers on competitive retail supply paid $7.2 million more than they would have under default service, as OCC said that retail suppliers should be prohibited from entering into new contracts with hardship customers

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Pennsylvania Launches Proceeding Which Could Lead To End Of "Plain Vanilla" Default Service (Or At Least Create Value-Add Default Options)

Review Arises Out Of Concern Only Shopping Customers Would Benefit From Smart Energy Behaviors (Load Shifting, Reductions, Etc.)

PUC May Scale Back Use Of Full Requirements Contracts For Default Service; Increase Use Of Long-Term Contracts

PUC May Revise Default Service Regulations, Policy Statement

"Other Energy Market Structures" To Be Considered

Proceeding Will Evaluate "Smarter" Default Service Rates, Procurement Changes

The Pennsylvania PUC has launched a review of wholesale cost allocation and default service rate design and procurement reforms due to the installation of smart meters, which could lead to a significant change in how default service is procured and priced, including a departure from plain vanilla default service served primarily through load-following full requirements contracts

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Huge Overcollection Of Default Service Costs At Pennsylvania Utility Leads To 60% Decrease In Default Service Rates (Rate To Be 4¢/kWh)

Default Service Rates Would Have Been Negative If Reconciliation Not Capped!

A reconciliation of overcollections from default service customers during the period November 2018 to January 2019 has led to a nearly 60% decrease in the residential electric default service rate at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Draft Of Pennsylvania Nuclear Subsidy Bill Places Compliance Obligation On EDCs, Not Retail Suppliers

 

Retail Market Vet Launching New Broker

A start-up applied for ...

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Freedom Logistics Receives Natural Gas License In New State

Freedom Logistics has received ...

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PUC Reports Price From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted results from a February 26, 2019 auction to procure a portion of electricity default service supplies at Duke Energy Ohio for the period June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2022

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New York Utilities Report POR Participation

NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric filed annual purchase of receivables (POR) reports for the period for May 2017 through April 2018 which include data on ESCO participation in the programs

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New York DPS Staff Seeks Extension To Develop Green Button Connect Terms And Conditions, Third Party Access

New York DPS Staff sought an extension to develop Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions, including terms governing third party access

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First In EnergyChoiceMatters: New York Utilities Petition PSC To Confirm Business-to-Business "Process" For Data Security, Utilities' Authority To Deny Access To Entities (ESCOs) Not Signing Data Security Agreements

As we first reported on Feb. 5, the NY 'Joint Utilities' filed with the New York PSC a petition for approval of the business to business process used to formulate a data security agreement, and an order affirming the joint utilities’ authority to require and enforce execution of the data security agreement by entities seeking access to utility customer data or utility systems.

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RetailEnergyX: PSEG Reports Results For Competitive Power Segment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine PUC Approves Term Sheet For Long-Term Contract

 

February 26

Pennsylvania Launches Proceeding Which Could Lead To End Of "Plain Vanilla" Default Service (Or At Least Create Value-Add Default Options)

Review Arises Out Of Concern Only Shopping Customers Would Benefit From Smart Energy Behaviors (Load Shifting, Reductions, Etc.)

PUC May Scale Back Use Of Full Requirements Contracts For Default Service; Increase Use Of Long-Term Contracts

PUC May Revise Default Service Regulations, Policy Statement

"Other Energy Market Structures" To Be Considered

Proceeding Will Evaluate "Smarter" Default Service Rates, Procurement Changes

The Pennsylvania PUC has launched a review of wholesale cost allocation and default service rate design and procurement reforms due to the installation of smart meters, which could lead to a significant change in how default service is procured and priced, including a departure from plain vanilla default service served primarily through load-following full requirements contracts

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Broker Selected For Retail Energy Cooperative Purchasing Group

A retail energy cooperative purchasing group has selected a broker

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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 today that they will partner with DNV GL for their 2019 Energy Executive Forum in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 14 – 16th.

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Updated: Virginia SCC Cites "Broad Discretion" In Addressing Aggregation Of Load To Take Retail Choice

Virginia SCC Denies Walmart's Request To Take Competitive Supply, "To Protect Small Captive Customers," Who Aren't Allowed Shop

The Virginia State Corporation Commission cited its "broad discretion" in addressing applications of aggregated customer load to take competitive electricity supply, in contrast to applications under other statutory mechanisms, in denying Walmart's application to take competitive supply for its aggregate load, after the SCC concluded that granting such application would shift costs to utility supply customers in a manner that is not consistent with the public interest

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Texas Generators: REPs Won't Be Exposed To High Real-Time Prices If Acting "Responsibly"

TCPA: "Misleading" To Suggest Customers Will Be Exposed To High Real-Time Prices

In reply comments in a Texas PUC rulemaking concerning changes to the scarcity pricing rules, Texas Competitive Power Advocates (TCPA), in addressing stated concerns about high real-time prices, said that, "Customers should not be exposed to high real-time prices if their REPs are (as they should be) hedging their customers' real-time price exposure."

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RetailEnergyX: Saint-Gobain Selects Energy Procurement & Risk Advisor

 

GridPlus Texas Seeks Ability To Collect Customer Deposits, Advance Payments

• Texas REP Files For Non-Volunteer POLR Designation To Be Rescinded

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FERC Terminates Show Cause Proceeding Into Generator, No Penalty Assessed As Staff Agrees No Violation Occurred

FERC has terminated a show cause proceeding, with no penalty, into Footprint Power LLC and Footprint Power Salem Harbor Operations LLC after Enforcement Staff agreed that no tariff violation occurred upon the review of new information provided by Footprint during the proceeding

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ERCOT To Convene Energy Storage Workshop (Settlements, Planning, More)

At the last ERCOT TAC meeting, stakeholders discussed ERCOT conducting a workshop so market participants can start developing a list of issues that need to be addressed for the proper integration of storage into the ERCOT system.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bills Address Austin Energy Rate Setting, Wholesale Activities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-Based Solar Provider Sees "Hundreds" Of Marketing, Disclosure Customer Complaints In Puerto Rico

 

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RetailEnergyX: SinglePoint to Acquire So-called "Lending Tree" of Solar

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sysco Texas Solar Gardens Constructed Under Agreement With NRG Now Operational

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Intends To Revoke MBR Rates Of Several Retail Suppliers, Marketers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier General Counsel Joins Natural Gas Pipeline Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica, HAX Launch New Program Offering Startups $250,000 For Smart Home Solutions To Help Ageing-At-Home, Caregiver Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: General Motors Procures Wind Under Utility Program In Michigan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Clearway Energy Sells Portfolio Of Solar Assets In PJM, California

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Power Giants AGL and Origin "Feel The Pinch" From Newly Proposed Price Caps

 

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RetailEnergyX: Victoria Sees More Retail Energy Customers On Hardship Programs, More Disconnections

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Announces Houston Rodeo Promotions, $100 Gift Card Offer

 

February 25

Virginia SCC Denies Walmart's Request To Take Competitive Supply, "To Protect Small Captive Customers," Who Aren't Allowed Shop

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has rejected Walmart’s request for permission to leave the utility systems of Dominion Energy Virginia (Dominion) and Appalachian Power Company (APCo) to obtain competitive electric power supply for its retail stores throughout Virginia from third-party suppliers.

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Retail Supplier Launches Joint Venture With Investment Company Focused On Improving Customer Acquisition At Acquired Companies

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AEP Energy Reports Retail Customer Growth

As of December 31, 2018, AEP Energy was serving approximately ...

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Powervine Energy Launches Service In New State

Powervine Energy (Sanford Energy Associates, LLC) recently launched electric and natural gas service in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Bill Would Impose New Retail Electric Marketing Restrictions
--- Entirety Of Sales Presentation Must Be Recorded (Including In-Person Sales)
--- Would Require Suppliers To Obtain PURA Approval For Acquisition, Assignment Of Customer Books
--- Would Grant PURA Authority To Order Restitution For Supplier Non-Compliance

 

Start-up ESCO Launches Service In New York

A start-up ESCO recently began offering electricity service in New York

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Regulator Discloses Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Non-shopping Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning retail suppliers from the February 2019 Standard Choice Offer auction at Dominion East Ohio (now d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio)

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Energy Regulator Issues Draft To Establish "Default Market Offer," Described As De Facto Price Regulation
--- Retail Supplier Forecasts Revenue Decrease From Default Price

 

Choice Cap Hit In Less Than One Month At Newly Re-opened Indiana Michigan Power (AEP)

Less than one-month after its service area was re-opened to electric choice, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M, AEP) has hit the choice cap

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Shopping Service Said To Reach $750,000 Customer Savings Milestone

 

Retail Supplier Alpha Gas & Electric Receives License In New State

• LSI Glass Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate
• Meretz Energy Group Receives Licenses In New States

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NEM's 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

The 22nd Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference will be convened by the National Energy Marketers Association April 10 - April 12, 2019, in Washington, DC.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni Facing Customer "Revolt" Over Power Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Kyocera To Demonstrate Blockchain-Managed Virtual Power Plant

 

From 2/14: "We Definitely Want Retail Choice," Coalition Member Says Of New North Carolina Competition Petition

New "Energy Justice" Coalition Seeking To End Utility "Monopoly" In North Carolina; Calls For, "Competitive Energy Market," "Consumer Choice"

A new coalition of 15 local, state and national groups have launched in North Carolina what they called a vigorous statewide campaign to end Duke Energy’s monopoly control of North Carolina’s energy markets

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Round-Up: Another Bill To End GLO Retail Power Program; Bill Addresses Microgrids At Muni Utilities; More

 

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Publishes Wholesale Price To Be Used In Retail Supplier Financial Security Requirements

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Schedules Working Group Meeting On Energy Storage, DER Integration

 

February 22

Regulator Formally Open Proceeding To Determine If Retail Suppliers' Fixed-Price Changes Due To Various ISO Charges Are Deceptive

The proceeding is captioned as "Declaratory Ruling Regarding Licensed Electric Supplier Practices Of Altering The Prices In Fixed-Price Contracts."

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Supplier Alleges "Cookie-Cutter" Complaint Filed By Retail Provider Amounts To An, "Attempt To Eliminate Its Competition"

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Tax Group Says Florida Electric Choice Initiative Would Cause Loss Of State & Local Revenue Of Up To $1.3 Billion Annually

Florida TaxWatch released a report in which the group estimated that the introduction of retail electric choice under a proposed ballot initiative in Florida, "has the potential to cause a loss of state and local revenue ranging from $426 million to $1.368 billion in 2026, the expected first full year of implementation."

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger More Seek To Take Competitive Supply In Virginia

 

Arizona Commissioner Urges ACC To "Prioritize" Discussion Of Retail Competition (Staff Had Proposed Not Holding Next Retail Workshop Until July)

In a memo to fellow Commissioners, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson urged the ACC to "prioritize" a discussion on retail competition

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Declines To Join Opt-In Aggregation

 

Texas Staff Proposes Commission Ask Stakeholders For Recommended Level Of System-Wide Offer Cap, VOLL Applicable Upon Adoption Of Real-Time Co-Optimization

Staff of the Texas PUC has filed a proposed list of questions for stakeholder comment concerning policy issues related to the implementation of Real-Time Co-Optimization in the ERCOT wholesale electricity market.

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FERC Ends Requirement For Jurisdictional Retail Suppliers To Seek Approval For Mergers Valued Under $10 Million, Notice Still Required

Declines Retail Supplier's Request To Adopt Blanket Authorization For Persons Holding Interlocking Positions At Affiliated Companies

FERC issued a final order adopting revisions to its rules concerning the mergers of FERC-jurisdictional public utilities, due to recent statutory changes (Docket No. RM19-4)

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Maryland PSC Sets Hearing On Workgroup's "Proof of Regulatory Concept" Storage Proposals, Including Models With Utility Ownership, Operation

The Maryland PSC scheduled for March 13, 2019 a legislative-style hearing on a non-consensus working group Proof of Regulatory Concept Program Proposal concerning energy storage which is, "intended to test innovative regulatory and business models for energy storage."

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RetailEnergyX: IMM Files Complaint At FERC Saying Capacity Market Seller Offer Cap Is Overstated, Says Public Cannot Rely On Capacity Market To Produce Just and Reasonable Prices Given Overstated Input

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Broker Reports Growth In Energy Service Platform

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Utilities: Moving To Choice Would Cost $1.7 Billion

 

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RetailEnergyX: Round-Up: Texas Bills Would Require Study In Increasing RPS, Publicizing Of Bill Assistance Programs, More

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York ALJs Agree Certain Utilities Did Not Conform To Protective Order In Retail Reset Proceeding, Grants Relief

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Approves DTE Mass Market Renewable Pricing Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ford To Procure Wind Under DTE Energy Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Bans Retail Supplier From Enrolling New Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Repurchase of US$60,200,000 of its 2019 Convertible Bonds

 

February 21

Texas Bill Would Require Residential Retail Electric Concierge Services To Be Licensed By The PUC

Prohibit Affiliation Between REPs, Concierge Services

Prohibit REPs From Denying Service To Customers Using Concierge Service

H.B. No. 2212 has been filed in the Texas legislature that would require entities such as residential retail electric concierge services to be licensed by the PUC

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South Carolina House Passes Bill That Would Require Competitive Supply Program

The South Carolina House of Representatives has essentially passed a bill (House Bill 3659) that would allow large customers to direct their utility to purchase renewable energy from a competitive provider on the customer's behalf.

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Calif. PUC "Delays" Central Buyer Resource Adequacy Mechanism, Intends To Adopt Central Buyer Framework During Q4 This Year

PUC President "Cranky" With Retail Supplier Non-Compliance With RA

Says PUC Can't Allow Retail Suppliers To "Skate", Says "We Need Hard Time For RA Crime"

PUC Adopts LSE-Based Multi-Year Local Resource Adequacy Program

The California PUC today voted to adopt without modification a proposed decision setting forth requirements for the implementation of multi-year local resource adequacy (RA) procurement program to begin for the 2020 compliance year.

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Being An Energy-Only Supplier, "Unlikely To Be An Attractive Business Model Moving Forward", Centrica Chief Executive Says

In discussing the company's strategy in reporting preliminary results, Iain Conn, Group Chief Executive, Centrica plc cited challenges and opportunities facing the company as a result of a changing energy sector, including decarbonization and changing customer demands and behavior

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Centrica To Sell North American Franchisee Home Services Business Clockwork

Announces Target Of £500m In Non-Core Divestments

Sees North American Residential Customer Growth (But Net Loss In Texas)

North American C&I Supply Business Improving, But Recovery Slower Than Expected With Continued "Squeeze[d]" Margins

Centrica today reported preliminary results for the year 2018, and in doing so announced that it is targeting divestments of non-core positions totalling £500m

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Regulator Adopts Price To Compare Language To Be Included On Utility Consolidated Bills For Retail Supplier Customers

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

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Retail Supplier Launching In New Service Area

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RetailEnergyX: Civil Rights Group Founded By Al Sharpton Opposes Florida Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

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RetailEnergyX: Standard Solar To Acquire Solar Projects From Retail Supplier Affiliate

 

Retail Supplier Relaunches As Sustainable-Focused Tomorrow Energy

Mission Is To Become Leading Renewable Energy-Focused Company In Its Markets

Today, Sperian Energy is officially transitioning to its new name and business Tomorrow Energy

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy CEO Says New Emerging Technologies Group One Of The Most Exciting Prospects, Will Pitch New Services To Policymakers

 

SouthStar Parent Sees Increase In Competitive Retail Customer Count, Reports Retail Segment Earnings

Southern Company, the ultimate parent of SouthStar Energy Services and related retail energy brands, reported earnings for the year 2018.

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Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates, Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for the Medium & Large Commercial and Industrial customer class in the Eastern Massachusetts service areas (NEMA, SEMA load zones), for the period April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

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PUC Discloses Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the January 2019 default service auction for a portion of SSO supplies at the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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New York PSC Seeks Comment On Utilities' Petition That PSC Confirm Utilities' Authority To Deny Access To Entities (ESCOs) Not Signing Data Security Agreements

The New York PSC issued a notice soliciting comments on a February 4 petition from the joint utilities that had sought from the PSC approval of the business to business process used to formulate a data security agreement, and an order affirming the joint utilities’ authority to require and enforce execution of the data security agreement by entities seeking access to utility customer data or utility systems.

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Impact On Retail Competition To Be Considered As Part Of Arizona Renewable Rules Stakeholder Meeting

The Arizona Corp. Commission Staff rescheduled for ...

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RetailEnergyX: From 2/7: Budweiser Selects Retail Supplier For RECs

 

February 20

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Retail Supplier in Variable-Rate Class Action

Court Backs "Quotidian" Pricing Practices

Court Says Deregulation Not Meant To Replace Regulator's Oversight With After-The-Fact Review By Courts

Direct Energy announced that, on Monday, February 4, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion, "affirming dismissal of a class action alleging that Direct Energy overcharged variable-rate electricity customers in Connecticut and Massachusetts."

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Updated: Vistra Provides Further Details On Strategic Rationale For Transaction, Post-Close Market Position

Vistra Energy Announces Increased Purchase Price For Crius Energy

Hike Follows Unsolicited Third Party Acquisition Proposal For Crius That Was Higher Than Original Price

Vistra Energy and Crius Energy Trust have entered into an amendment to their existing purchase agreement pursuant to which Vistra has agreed to increase its acquisition price for Crius Energy such that unitholders of Crius Energy will now receive ...

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Updated With More Details On Impacted Markets: Utility Confirms Drop Of Defaulting Retail Supplier's Customers To Default Service

An EDC confirmed that it has placed the customers of a defaulting retail supplier on default service

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Consummates Exchange Agreement Of Supplier's Membership Interests

 

Energy Vet Joins Energy Advisory Firm 5

5 announced the hiring of ...

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Avangrid Renewables Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

Avangrid Renewables has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Canadian Power Marketer Registers As Texas Power Marketer

 

Retail Energy Broker Undergoes Change In Ownership

A broker has undergone a change in ownership

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RetailEnergyX: ESCO Alleges New York Utilities Failed To Comply With Protective Order Process In Retail Market Proceeding

 

Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

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

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RetailEnergyX: 7X Energy Announces 250 MWac Solar PPA With Fortune 500 Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Completes Installation of Zero Cost Contract with Franchisee of Fast Food Restaurant Chain

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would End Retail Electric Gross Receipts Tax For All Public Customers, Require REPs To Pass-On Savings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Counsel Says Retail Supplier Had 823 Different Rates, Only Five Lower Than Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas LNG Project Signs Electric Services Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Zealand Review Publishes Options For Improvements To Retail Market, Customer Protection

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Zealand-Based Meridian Energy Sees Customer Growth In Australia

 

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RetailEnergyX: Newly Opened Tasmanian Retail Energy Market Sees Second Competitor

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM CFO Retiring

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Reports Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Initiates Pipeline Rate Investigation, Terminates 20 Proceedings

 

February 19

Texas ROSE: Some Retail Provider Fees Appear To "Violate State Law"

ROSE Seeks Cap On REP Fees, Standardization

Texas Ratepayers Organization to Save Energy (ROSE) released a report on fees charged by retail electric providers in the Texas market, stating that, "[s]ome of the reviewed REP fees appear to violate state law."

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Texas Power Pool Customer Aggregation Surpasses 140 MW, Releases Renewable RFP

The Texas Power Pool announced that it has received sufficient Letters of Interest to surpass its initial 100 megawatt goal, which Texas Power Pool said, "plac[es] taxpayer-supported public entities within striking distance of a 3-cent per kWh target price to procure 100% Texas-produced renewable wholesale power."

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Update: Centrica Confirms It Will Bring To U.S. New Energy Management Offers Integrating Solar, Batteries, Heat Pumps

Centrica confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it will offer in the U.S. its announced expansion of smart home offerings to include the integration of solar, battery and heat pump technology

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Considers Forming Opt-In Aggregation

 

Direct Energy Seeks Discussion On Schedule, Process For Proceeding Considering Return Of All Hardship Customers To Default Service

Direct Energy Business, LLC and Direct Energy Services, LLC submitted comments concerning the schedule and process for the Connecticut PURA proceeding in which PURA is considering the transfer of all hardship electric customers to default service

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Named Among Leading Providers of Energy as a Service Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Completes Installation of Zero Cost Contract with Franchisee of Fast Food Restaurant Chain

 

From 2/11: Texas Retail Provider Formally Rolls Out Beta Allowing Payment Via Cryptocurrency
--- Reiterates Future Business Model Emphasizing Demand Response, Shorter Settlements

A REP formally announced the launch of a "beta" program offering retail electric service to customers at Oncor and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Third-Party Energy Suppliers Say State’s Open Market Keeps Rates Down

 

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RetailEnergyX: Large U.K. Retail Suppliers Raising Prices

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Party Proposes State-Owned Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: TEPCO, Teleocm Giant To Bundle Power, Gas, Mobile Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 2/18: Report: Five Texas Retail Electric Providers Post Net Promoter Scores Of At Least Twice The Market Average
--- Average REP Net Promoter Score Drops

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 2/18: Bill Would Authorize Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation In New State

 

February 18

Centrica Announces Development Of New Energy Management Offers Integrating Solar, Batteries, Heat Pumps

Invests In Home Energy Management Solutions Provider

Centrica announces that it will, "expand its smart home activity in a move that will unlock the power of millions of customers’ homes, driving down electricity bills through the development of new propositions that will also support the flexibility of the grid."

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Rep. King Asks If Texas Power to Choose Site Needed, Says Site Leads to Confusion

Floats Removing Site For Six Months

During a Texas House State Affairs committee hearing last week, Rep. Phil King questioned the Texas PUC's executive director, John Paul Urban, on whether the Power to Choose site is still needed

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) has filed with PURA new Last Resort Service (LRS) rates for the period beginning April 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Five Texas Retail Electric Providers Post Net Promoter Scores Of At Least Twice The Market Average
--- Average REP Net Promoter Score Drops

 

Shell Proposes Removing Pacific Gas & Electric From Supply Procurement Function

NextEra Says Any Replacement Entity Engaged In Procurement Must Meet Appropriate "Creditworthiness Standards"

Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. filed comments with the California PUC last week proposing removing energy procurement-related responsibilities from Pacific Gas & Electric

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Would Authorize Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation In New State

 

NEM Raises Concerns With Proposals That Would Place Utilities In "Policing" Function

In comments on a wide-ranging Massachusetts DPU proceeding on the retail electric market, the National Energy Marketers Association raised concerns with various proposals that would place the electric distribution companies in the role of policing the marketplace

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Deadline Extended For Comments In Massachusetts Retail Market Investigation

The Massachusetts DPU has extended the deadline for comments regarding the DPU's wide-ranging investigation into customer protection rules and related issues in the retail electric market (D.P.U. 19-07)

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NiMo Proposes New Opt-Out Critical Peak Supply Rate For REV Demo; Also Proposes Pilot Delivery Rates Applicable To Both Utility Supply, ESCO Customers

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (the "Company") has, at the New York PSC, proposed modifications to its Clifton Park Demand Reduction REV Demonstration Project

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Enters 20-Year Solar PPA For Government Properties

 

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RetailEnergyX: N.H. Consumer Advocate Pushing Better Access To Customer Data, Online Portal

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Government Seeks To End Retail Suppliers' Practice Of Terminating Discounts For On-Time Payments

 

February 15

Retail Supplier Files Bankruptcy Petition

A retail supplier filed ...

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Direct Energy Enters 75 MW Solar PPA, Signals "Evolv[ing]" Market

Direct Energy Business, part of Direct Energy announced a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) under which Direct Energy Business will procure ...

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Parent Of Retail Supplier To Acquire Residential-Focused Storage Provider Sonnen

Envisions Building Customer-Focused Energy System, Offering More Choices, Energy Solutions

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PUC Discloses Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Default Service Customers

New Retail Supplier Awarded Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning suppliers from Columbia Gas of Ohio's recent Standard Choice Offer auction, designated suppliers that will serve non-shopping customers for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

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RESA Formally Petitions New Jersey BPU To Withdraw Cease-and-Desist Letter On Fixed Price Pass-Throughs, After Staff Indicates Staff Would Not Withdraw Letter

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) has filed a formal petition with the New Jersey BPU seeking withdrawal of Board Staff's January 22 letter which has instructed third party suppliers (TPSs) to cease and desist any pass-throughs to fixed price customers, under a change-in-law clause, related to P.L. 2018, c. 17.

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. Subsidiary Of Japanese Energy Co. Registers As Texas Power Marketer

 

Aggressive Energy Receives License In New State

• FirstEnergy Solutions' Retail Supplier License Relinquished In D.C.
• Transparent Energy Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: 500 MW Battery Storage System Planned For ERCOT In Texas

 

Municipal Aggregators Propose Making Municipal Aggregations The "Only" Provider Of Retail Electric Service

A group of community choice aggregations (CCAs) have filed comments at the California PUC proposing that, in the Pacific Gas & Electric service area, CCAs should have the ability, "to be the only provider of retail electric service to all customers"

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Updated: "We Definitely Want Retail Choice," Coalition Member Says Of New North Carolina Competition Petition

New "Energy Justice" Coalition Seeking To End Utility "Monopoly" In North Carolina; Calls For, "Competitive Energy Market," "Consumer Choice"

A new coalition of 15 local, state and national groups have launched in North Carolina what they called a vigorous statewide campaign to end Duke Energy’s monopoly control of North Carolina’s energy markets

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RetailEnergyX: Mitsubishi Purchases Stake In Retail Energy Supplier, Will Accelerate Supplier's International Expansion
--- Retail Supplier Launches New Intelligent Energy Technology Division

 

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RetailEnergyX: International Commodities Trader Receives FERC Market-Based Rate Authority

 

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RetailEnergyX: Groups Seek FERC Order On ISO-NE Changes To Energy Efficiency Measurement In Capacity Market (Net vs.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff File Final Transmission Charge Matrix For ERCOT

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Discusses Life As Private Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Provides Update on Declared Distribution for First Quarter of 2019
--- Crius Announces Special Meeting to Approve Vistra Transaction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Boston News Reviews AG's Concerns With Electric Choice

 

February 14

Updated: "We Definitely Want Retail Choice," Coalition Member Says Of New North Carolina Competition Petition

New "Energy Justice" Coalition Seeking To End Utility "Monopoly" In North Carolina; Calls For, "Competitive Energy Market," "Consumer Choice"

A new coalition of 15 local, state and national groups have launched in North Carolina what they called a vigorous statewide campaign to end Duke Energy’s monopoly control of North Carolina’s energy markets

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Eversource Files New Default Service Rates, Supplier Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for ...

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PJM Approves Final Price Formation Revisions, Will Move Forward With FERC Filing

The PJM Interconnection Board of Managers has approved filing the PJM reserve price formation proposal with FERC under Section 206 of the Federal Power Act.

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Newspaper Says Mayor Of City With Muni Utility Threatened Editor Over Coverage Of Rising Costs

 

Texas Retail Provider Launches Local Solar Power Plan

A Texas REP has launched ...

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Start-up Retail Supplier Lead By Market Vets Receives Licenses In New State

A start-up retail supplier received ...

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SouthStar Energy Services Receives License In New State

SouthStar Energy Services has received ...

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Texas Generator To Pay $60,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A Texas generator would pay $60,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Clearway Energy Exercises Backstop With GIP For Carlsbad Energy Center, Also Not Currently Pursuing Acquisition Of Remaining Interest In Agua Caliente From NRG

 

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RetailEnergyX: EPA Updates Green Power Partnership National Top 100 List Of Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Government Withdraws "Big Stick" Energy Market Shake-up From Consideration, Will Revisit

 

February 13

People's Counsel Requests From PSC Identities Of Ten Retail Suppliers With Highest Complaints

An OPC has submitted to a PSC a formal request for the identity of the ten retail energy suppliers with the highest number of residential customer complaints

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Retail Supplier Seeks Market Enhancements At Dayton Power & Light

Says DMR Rider "Syphon[s]" Above-Market Revenues To "Out-Of-State Bankers"

Interstate Gas Supply (IGS Energy, or IGS) has filed testimony on a non-unanimous stipulation in Dayton Power & Light's electric security plan proceeding

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Texas PUC Files Recommendation On Whether Retail Provider's Name "Option 2 Energy, LLC" Is Deceptive

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a recommendation in a REP certificate proceeding stating that, "Staff has reviewed the name 'Option 2 Energy, LLC' and believes that it is not deceptive, misleading, vague, or duplicative."

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RetailEnergyX: Citi Enters Supply Agreement For Texas Operations

 

Direct Energy Details Improvements That Could Help Connecticut Customers Access Savings From Retail Choice

With the Connecticut OCC recently proposing legislation to end residential electric choice in Connecticut, EnergyChoiceMatters.com (ECM) spoke with Chris Kallaher, Sr. Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs at Direct Energy, to discuss measures that could be undertaken to improve the state's retail market, and make it easier for customers to take advantage of the significant savings available by shopping

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni To Hire Consultant, Energy Manager To Address Disposition Of Surplus Power That's Raising Customer Bills

 

Connecticut Bill Would Amend Statute To Allow For Use of Supplier Consolidated Billing

Bill Also Addresses Inclusion Of Community Solar On Bill

A proposed bill has been filed in Connecticut (H.B. No. 6239) that would provide for the introduction of supplier consolidated billing as a billing option available to suppliers

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UI Files New Default Service Rates

United Illuminating has filed Last Resort Service rates for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2019

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Utilities Disclose Default Service Suppliers

The Connecticut EDCs has disclosed Last Resort Service suppliers for the period beginning April 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Develop Nation's First Major Energy Facility Co-Locating Wind, Solar And Battery Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Santanna Energy Services Joins Certified Employee Owned Network

 

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RetailEnergyX: Home Depot Announces New Wind Procurement, Solar Expansion

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Competitive Sub. To Purchase Wind Assets From Sempra

 

February 12

Retail Supplier Defaults, ISO Notifies Providers Of Last Resort

An ISO issued a notice of default to a retail supplier

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Texas Generators Propose Eliminating Low System-Wide Offer Cap From ERCOT Market

REP Group Opposes LCAP Elimination

In comments on a Texas PUC rulemaking, Texas Competitive Power Advocates (TCPA) have proposed, as a "preferred" recommendation, eliminating the Low System-Wide Offer Cap (LCAP) in ERCOT

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Arizona Staff Propose Date For Next Retail Competition Workshop -- And Its Half A Year Away

Staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission have proposed a schedule for the next workshop regarding Retail Electric Competition

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Regulator Extends Deadline For Initial Election Of Retail Supplier Participation In Amnesty Program

Addresses Issues Raised Regarding Self-Reporting Of "Violations"

In response to a motion from the Retail Energy Supply Association, the Connecticut PURA has provided further guidance and details regarding its retail supplier amnesty program for violations of Next Cycle Rate information requirements

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would End Retail Electric Gross Receipts Tax For Schools, Require REPs To Pass-On Savings
--- Bill Would Limit GLO State Power Program To Providing Power Only In Response To Open Bid, Bar Use of Seal

 

New York Natural Gas ESCO Expanding To Electricity Sales

An ESCO has filed to expand its New York eligibility to supply electricity to retail access customers

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Usource, LLC Seeks Gas Broker License In New State

Usource, LLC applied for

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RetailEnergyX: Tradition Energy Assists Texas Cities With Innovative Retail Electric Products Integrating Supply Contracts, Onsite & Offsite Renewables

 

ERCOT Schedules Workshop For Retail Provider Summer Preparedness

ERCOT has scheduled a retail-focused Summer Preparedness Workshop.

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ERCOT To Hold Real-time Co-optimization Workshop

ERCOT will hold a Real-time Co-optimization Workshop on ...

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RetailEnergyX: The Hour: After Jettisoning Jobs, Crius Takes $436M Buyout

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Installs Off-Grid Renewable Lighting At Retail Customer Site

 

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RetailEnergyX: NJ Municipal Aggregation Grows

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Providing Carbon Offset Valentines

 

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RetailEnergyX: Round-up: More Local Takes On Florida Electric Choice Initiative

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Solar Industry Growing In Texas

 

February 11

Another Regulator To Open Proceeding On Fixed-Price Pass-Throughs, Change In Law

Will Consider Declaratory Ruling

Regulator Says, "Reason To Believe The Suppliers' Actions Constitute Unfair And Deceptive Trade Practices"

A regulator is to open a docket for a declaratory ruling regarding electric supplier practices of altering the prices in fixed-price contracts

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Private Equity Firm Announces "Significant Investment" In Retail Energy Broker, Energy Management Consultant

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RESA: "Irrefutable" That New Jersey Retail Supplier May Pass-Through State Mandated Charges On Fixed Contracts

Asks BPU Director To "Withdraw" Cease-and-Desist Letter On Fixed Price Pass-Throughs

In a letter dated January 25, the Retail Energy Supply Association said that it was, "irrefutable," that retail suppliers may pass through any, "other state mandated charges," on fixed rate contracts, and asked that the Director of the New Jersey BPU's Division of Energy withdraw a cease-and-desist letter previously sent to all suppliers which had informed suppliers that the use of change-in-law clauses to pass-through costs from new P.L. 2018, c. 17 violated the BPU's adopted rules.

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Texas Retail Provider Formally Rolls Out Beta Allowing Payment Via Cryptocurrency

Reiterates Future Business Model Emphasizing Demand Response, Shorter Settlements

A REP formally announced the launch of a "beta" program offering retail electric service to customers at Oncor and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in Texas

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Releases Research Showing Cost Disparity Between Monopoly And Competitive Electricity States

 

Retail Supplier Grid Power Direct Seeks License In New State

• ProSource Power Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Retail Suppliers Seek Conference On Regulator's New Amnesty Program

The Retail Energy Supply Association requested that the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority convene a procedural conference, and suspend a recent procedural order, concerning PURA's amnesty program for retail suppliers that have not complied with the Next Cycle Rate requirements

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RetailEnergyX: Market Veterans Launch New Energy Procurement Platform

 

Texas Retail Provider Files Response Concerning TDU Notice Of Default

A Texas REP filed a response with the Texas PUC concerning its application to relinquish its REP certificate

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PPL Sees Spike In Net Loss Of Residential Customers On Competitive Supply

Monthly Net Loss In Pennsylvania Residential Customers On Competitive Supply Again Exceeds 10,000

PPL Electric Utilities saw a spike in the net loss of residential customers on competitive supply during January, while, statewide, Pennsylvania saw the net loss of residential customers on competitive supply once again exceed 10,000

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Expects Retail Competitors To Stay Aggressive

 

Maryland PSC To Hold Hearing On Behind-the-Meter, Utility Scale Solar

The Maryland PSC will hold a hearing on ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Big Six U.K. Retail Supplier Assessing Retail Supplier's Future, Held For Disposal

 

February 8

Just Energy Hires Big Data Exec, Focusing On Behavioral Analytics In Channels, Pricing

Describes Industry "First" In Awareness, Enhancement Of Returns At Customer-Specific Level

Driven By Analytics, Will "Shed" RCEs As Focus Moves To Higher Return Customers

Set To Launch Water Filter Business In Houston, Dallas

"Stay Tuned" For "Comprehensive" Across Electricity, Gas, Water

De-emphasizing Two International Markets Due To Opportunities In North America For Growth

Discloses Metric At Which Book Acquisitions Would Be Of Interest

During an earnings call, Just Energy CEO Patrick McCullough discussed the company's pivot to use behavioral analytics and data to segment customers, and disclosed that the company recently hired a big data veteran as Chief Technology Officer.

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New Jersey Reports BGS (Default Service) Auction Prices

The New Jersey BPU has approved the 2019 procurement of contracts for one-third of the fixed price Basic Generation Service (BGS) default electric service

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PSC Adopts Revisions To Retail Energy Marketing Rules

Revisions Address Scope, Applicability To Non-residential Customers

The Maryland PSC adopted as final, without modification, proposed revisions to the Code of Maryland Regulations addressing competitive markets and retail gas and electric choice that were published for notice and comment in the Maryland Register dated December 7, 2018.

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Texas TDU Alleges Retail Provider In Default Under Tariff

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC alleged in a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that ...

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Texas PUC Chair Directs Exploration of Having More Load Resources Participate In Market, Accommodating Resources That May Be Ineligible For Current ERS

During yesterday's open meeting, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn Walker directed that a project be opened to consider the Emergency Response Service (ERS) program and accommodating load resource which may be available day-to-day, but which may not meet the current ERS requirements

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Acquires Modular HVAC and Mechanical Solution Provider, Furthering Strategy To Integrate With Energy Supply, Other Services

 

New York PSC Approves ConEd/O&R Smart Home Automation & Supply Pricing Demonstration Project

Includes Unique Supply Pricing Mechanism Versus Standard Default Service

The New York PSC has approved a Smart Home Rate (SHR) REV Demonstration Project filed at Consolidated Edison and Orange and Rockland, for electricity customers

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Reports "Stable" Retail Margins For Constellation

 

New York PSC Directs Utilities To Analyze Modification Related To Supply Mechanism In Next Base Rate Filings

As part of an order on modifications to temperature controlled (TC) and interruptible (IT) service at KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island, the New York PSC directed the LDCs to analyze a proposed modification related to the Gas Adjustment Clause (GAC)

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Michigan PSC Approves Reservation Charge For Choice Customers At DTE, Supply Rates

Several Other Supply Rates, Components Approved

The Michigan PSC has approved several supply rates and components

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Retail Energy Supply Association Announces Election of 2019 Executive Committee

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today announced the election of its new officers and state chairs for 2019.

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ESCO Withdraws New York Eligibility

An ESCO filed at the New York PSC to formally withdraw as an eligible Energy Service Company in New York, effective February 6, 2019.

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New York DPS Staff Schedules Workgroup Meeting On Green Button Connect Terms & Conditions, Customer Agent Access

New York Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff will convene a working group meeting on ...

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First in ECM (2/6): Texas Bill Would Require End To Retail Electric Offer Listings On PUC's Power To Choose Site

A bill (H.B. No. 1408) has been filed with the Texas legislature which would require the termination of the listing of retail electric offers on the state's Power to Choose website

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Posts Videos On What To Do When Solicited Via Door-to-Door, Telemarketing For Retail Energy; Other Educational Videos

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Increase Threshold At Which Generators Need Approval For Mergers, Acquisitions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Electric Choice Petition Drive Ahead Of Schedule, Proponents Say

 

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RetailEnergyX: Latest Singapore Zone Opened To Retail Choice Sees Nearly 20% Switching In First Month

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files Changes To Price Responsive Demand Rules For Capacity Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Renewables To Acquire Solar Project In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ørsted, Eversource Enter 50-50 Partnership Agreement On Offshore Wind Assets In Northeast

 

February 7

Integrated Generation-Retail Company To Acquire Crius Energy

A gentailer is to acquire Crius

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Just Energy Reports Higher Gross Margin On "Improved Pricing Power"

Notes Spike In Finance Costs Due To Texas Collateral-Related Costs In Texas

RCE Count Down Slightly

Just Energy (the "Company") reported a 10% increase in gross margin for the three months ended December 31, 2018 (third fiscal quarter of FY 2019), versus the year-ago quarter, on improved pricing power in North America

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PSC Grants Waiver Of Newly Adopted Retail Energy Marketing, Consumer Protection Rules To Allow Greater Time For Compliance

Directs Trade Group To "Affirm" Suppliers' Compliance

The District of Columbia PSC has issued a market-wide waiver of numerous provisions of its newly adopted retail energy marketing and customer protection rules under the consumer bill of rights (RM3-2014-01, FC 712)

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Selling New York Power Plants

 

Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Non-Shopping Customers Disclosed

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from the January 15 Standard Choice Offer auction at Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Budweiser Selects Retail Supplier For RECs

 

Capacity Price For 2022-23 Term In ISO New England Decreases Versus Year-Ago Auction

ISO New England's 13th Forward Capacity Market (FCM) primary auction (FCA #13), for the delivery year 2022-2023, closed at a preliminary clearing price of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Power Plant Owners To Invest $100 Million In Generation In Advance Of Summer, Continue Operating Plants That Had Been Under Consideration For Retirement

 

ESCO Registers As New York Distributed Energy Resource Supplier

An ESCO has registered with the New York PSC as a Distributed Energy Resource Supplier

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Provides Guidance On Revenue Reporting, Definition In Directing Suppliers, Brokers To File Annual Reports

 

Update: PUCO Approves Three-Fold Increase In Dominion East Ohio Default Service Price Adder

The Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio (now d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio) for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 saw the RPA established as ...

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Update: PUC Accepts Results From Auction To Select Retail Supplier To Serve To Serve 100% Of Certain Low-Income Customer Load

An RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities for the term June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in at least one conforming bid, according to an auction report

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Bill Seeks To Require 100% "Clean" Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Agway Parent Reports Electric, Gas Revenues

 

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RetailEnergyX: Conn. PURA Sets Meeting In Uncollectible Accounts Proceeding

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Utility With Retail Choice Has Failed To Issue Thousands Of Bills, Has Not Entered Thousands Of New Customers Into CIS

 

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Sets New Process For Retail Suppliers To File Annual Hardship Reports

 

February 6

Texas Bill Would Require End To Retail Electric Offer Listings On PUC's Power To Choose Site

A bill (H.B. No. 1408) has been filed with the Texas legislature which would require the termination of the listing of retail electric offers on the state's Power to Choose website

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Regulator Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier, Return Of Customers To Default Service

The Delegated Commissioner of the Massachusetts DPU has opened an investigation and issued a Notice Of Probable Violation against ...

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Dominion East Ohio Default Service Price Adder To Increase Three-Fold

The Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio (now d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio) for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 saw the RPA established as ...

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RetailEnergyX: Nike Signs PPA

 

Retail Supplier Launches "Clean Furnace" Program, Carbon Offsets For Heating

A retail supplier has ...

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Texas Retail Provider Files To Relinquish REP Certificate

A REP filed at the Texas PUC to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer Names Former State Official As Director of External Affairs

 

ESCO Withdraws Complaint Against New York Utility

An ESCO has withdrawn ...

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Vistra Energy Retail Supplier Receives Authority To Use Brand Brighten Energy

The Pennsylvania PUC granted Dynegy Energy Services (East), LLC, a unit of Vistra Energy, an amended retail electric supplier license to reflect the addition of the trade name Brighten Energy to the certificate.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida PSC Affirms Tesla Can Offer Residential Solar Equipment Leases In Florida

 

Retail Supplier Wins Ability To Serve 100% Of Certain Low-Income Customer Load

An RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities for the term June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in at least one conforming bid, according to an auction report

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Utility Seeks To End Annual Retail Choice Report Under Which It Requests Revenue Data From Each Supplier

Pepco filed at the District of Columbia PSC to suspend its obligation to file the annual "Retail Electric Choice Report".

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Retail Suppliers Granted Extension To Comply With Part Of Connecticut Next Cycle Rate Order

The Connecticut PURA granted a motion from the Retail Energy Supply Association for an extension of time for compliance with the requirement that electric suppliers send the Next Cycle Rate at the time of enrollment until April 2, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Owned By Noted Entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta Receives License In Victoria, Australia

 

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RetailEnergyX: Innogy To Restructure Npower After Failed SSE Deal

 

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RetailEnergyX: UGI Reports Earnings For Midstream & Marketing Segment

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Resources Reports Earnings For Energy Services Segment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Gentailers Push Back Against Proposal To Require Split Of Retail, Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Signs PPA With Moray Offshore Windfarm East

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy COO Named To 40 Under 40 List

 

February 5

Texas Retail Provider Launches Electric Vehicle Incentive Charging Plan

A REP s launching what it called, "Texas' first customized, incentive-based charging plan for Texas Electric Vehicle owners."

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New York Utilities Petition PSC To Confirm Business-to-Business "Process" For Data Security, Utilities' Authority To Deny Access To Entities (ESCOs) Not Signing Data Security Agreements

The Joint Utilities filed with the New York PSC a petition for approval of the business to business process used to formulate a data security agreement, and an order affirming the joint utilities’ authority to require and enforce execution of the data security agreement by entities seeking access to utility customer data or utility systems.

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Retail Supplier Files Complaint At PUC Alleging Misrepresentation By Competitor

A supplier filed a complaint at ...

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Updated: Conn. Legislation To Ban Retail Choice Envisions Utility-Offered "Alternative Standard Service" Options

Rebutting OCC, RESA Says Analysis Shows Retail Suppliers Could Have Saved Connecticut Consumers More Than $14 Million In January 2019

Draft legislation to be filed by the Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz to end residential electric choice envisions requiring the utilities to offer alternative default service options

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Receives Smart Energy Award

 

Retail Supplier Transferring Customers Between Affiliate Brands

A supplier is ...

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Thermal Energy Storage Provider Partners With Retail Supplier To Offer Supplier's Efficiency Billing Program To Customers

A Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provider will work with ...

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Another New York Village Authorizes Joining Municipal Aggregation

The Village of ...

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ESCO Asks PSC To Rule On ZEC Reduction Petition Pending For Nine Months, Says Delay Leaves Company "Vulnerable"

Counsel for an ESCO submitted to the New York PSC a letter requesting that the PSC consider and rule on Astral’s April 27, 2018 Petition for Reduction of ZEC Compliance Payments for 2018-2019 by March 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Penn State Selects Developer For 70 MW Of Solar

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy Closes On South Central Generating Sale

 

Start-up Offering Blockchain-Based Retail Electric Service Seeks Texas REP Certificate

Data Center Provider Switch Creates Retail Supplier For Possible Sales To Other End-users

TXU Parent Launching Commercial Energy Broker, Digital Shopping Experience

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