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June 15

Texas Governor Signs Bill Subjecting Electricity Brokers To Registration, Regulation By PUC

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed SB 1497, which subjects electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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June 14

Staff Of State Regulator Propose "Product Limitation" For Automatic Renewals -- Cap On Monthly Renewal Prices

Staff: "Counter-Intuitive" That Customer Who Signed Up For Fixed Rate Would Expect Their Auto-Renewal Would Be Variable

Staff Propose Entire Sales Conversation Be Recorded (Not Just TPV)

Staff Propose GPS Requirement For Door-to-Door Agents

Staff Propose That Municipal Aggregation Rates Be Posted On State's Shopping Website, At Top Of Results

A regulatory Staff has proposed ...

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PUC Rules On Retail Supplier's Complaint Over Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Clawback Charge

The Pennsylvania PUC has ...

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Regulator Requests Briefs From Retail Suppliers, Consumer Counsel On RTO Cost Pass-Throughs To Customers Under Fixed Rates

A regulator has requested briefing in its proceeding that was opened to determine if retail electric suppliers’ practices of altering the terms of a fixed-price contract constitute unfair and deceptive trade practices ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy Retail To Issue Refunds To 12,000 Customers Due To Overcharging

 

Texas Retail Provider Receives Authority To Use New Trade Name

The Texas PUC granted ...

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PUC Approves Decrease In PSNH Small Customer Default Service Rate, Default Service Suppliers Named

The New Hampshire PUC has approved the results of Public Service Company of New Hampshire's (PSNH or Eversource) procurement of electric default service supplies for the period beginning August 1

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Calpine Reverses Losses After Going Private (Retail Marketing Strategy Discussed)

 

In Final Order, Texas PUC Codifies How Retail Electric Providers May Obtain Low-Income Customer List, Explicit Process For New REPs To Receive List

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted an order amending 16 TAC 25.45 to codify the process by which a retail electric provider requests and agrees to reimburse the Commission for the customer identification service from the low-income list administrator (LILA)

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National Energy Marketers Association Holding Energy, Environment & Ethics Program At Oxford University In U.K.

Will Meet With U.K. Retail Energy Market Leaders, Regulators

The National Energy Marketers Association will be holding a program on Energy Environment & Ethics in the U.K. at Oxford University, July 17 to July 19, 2019, which will include meetings in London with U.K. energy market officials

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation Names New President, Former TXU Exec Elected To National Fuel Gas Company Board

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves $75,000 Settlement With Oncor Concerning Inaccurate Telemetry

 

June 13

Retail Supplier Names New CFO, Chief Risk Officer; Announces Amendment and Extension of Credit Facilities

A retail supplier has named ...

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New York PSC Issues Show Cause Enforcement Orders Against Five ESCOs

Commission Directs ESCOs To Show Cause Why They Should Not Be Prohibited From Marketing And Enrolling Customers In New York

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that it is issuing show cause orders to five ESCOs

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PSC Directs Utilities To Issue RFP For Retail Suppliers To Offer Load Shaping Pilots

PSC "Looks Forward" To "Robust" Retail Supplier Participation

The Maryland PSC has adopted a final RFP for retail electric suppliers to propose load shaping pilot programs and directed Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva Power to each issue an RFP (PC44)

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PUC Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a previously reported settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Announces New CEO

 

Pennsylvania PUC Reports 350% Increase In Sign-up Clicks On PA Gas Switch Site, In Highlighting 20 Years Of Natural Gas Choice

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today highlighted the 20th anniversary of the Natural Gas Choice and Competition Act

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Save The Date: National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) Fall Leadership Roundtable In Harrisburg, Pa.

The National Energy Marketers Association has issued a "Save the Date" for its Fall Leadership Roundtable and Executive Committee Meeting, to be held ...

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RetailEnergyX: Target Enters PPA With Parent Of Retail Supplier For Texas Wind; Illinois PPA Also Signed With Another Provider
--- Target Commits to 100% Renewables By 2030

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Says Retail Suppliers Not Doing Enough For Customers In Debt
--- Further Price Cap For Vulnerable Consumers Possible
--- Releases Draft To Help Vulnerable Consumers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Boyd Gaming Received Approval To Take Competitive Supply In Nevada

 

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RetailEnergyX: Iron Mountain Announces Customer Wins For Renewable Power Data Center Solution

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Nearly Half Of U.K. Customers Have Switched In Past Four Years

 

June 12

South Carolina Opens Dockets To Address Competitive Energy Supply Programs Required Under New Law

The South Carolina PSC has formally docketed proceedings to address Section 58-41-30 of recently adopted H3659, which requires utilities to file proposed competitive renewable energy supply programs

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Hanwha Affiliate Launches Residential Electric Service In Texas

Touts Access To Solar At Wholesale Prices

Chariot Energy, a trade name of 174 Power Global Retail Texas, LLC, has begun offering residential electricity service in Texas

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Regulator Adopts Final Letter To Be Sent To Recently Switched Customers Informing Them Of Incorrect Default Service Rates, Revises Language

The Connecticut PURA revised the language of a letter to be sent by United Illuminating to recently switched customers, informing them of incorrect standard service rates which had been posted in May, and directed UI to mail the revised letter

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PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate To Decrease 11%

The residential and small commercial default service rate at Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH or Eversource) will decrease 11% on August 1

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RetailEnergyX: New York Gov. Cuomo Nominates Aide To New York PSC

 

Green Energy Exchange Launches Retail Electric Service In Texas

Green Energy Exchange has launched residential electric service in Texas

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Regulator Issues Further Directives To Retail Suppliers Concerning Amnesty, Refund Plans

Plans Must Conform To New Directives

The Connecticut PURA issued an interim decision establishing further parameters and requirements for amnesty plans filed by retail electric suppliers.

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National Energy Marketers Association Seeks Reargument Of New York Court of Appeals Decision Affirming PSC Authority To Cap ESCO Rates

The National Energy Marketers Association and several ESCOs have sought reargument of the State of New York Court of Appeals's recent decision which held that the New York PSC may impose a cap on ESCO pricing because the PSC has the authority to determine the terms and conditions by which ESCO may access the utilities' systems and infrastructure in order to supply commodity to customers

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RetailEnergyX: Resorts World Las Vegas Signs 20-Year Agreement To Take Electric Supply From NV Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Announces Steps To Assist Customers Impacted By Storms

 

June 11

OCC Suggests That UI Pay Retail Suppliers For Difference Between Capped Termination Fee And $100 For Loss Of Customers Who Leave As a Result Of Corrected Default Service Rate Notice

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel has proposed that United Illuminating compensate retail electric suppliers for any costs not covered by a capped early termination fee for customers who decide to leave the supplier after receiving written notice from UI that an earlier posting of standard service rates was inaccurate, and that customers should review their recent supplier choice

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State's Draft Energy Master Plan Suggests Carbon-Neutrality Requirement For Default Service Electric Supplies

Draft Supports "Strategic" Rollout Of Smart Meters

Says Utilities Should Pilot Demand Response As Part Of Suite Of Rate Design Mechanisms

The State of New Jersey has released its Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan

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Utility's Default Service Rate Increasing 34%

PUC Establishes Default Service Rate Until Any Further Price Adjustment Warranted

Utility Had Sought To Recover Administrative Default Service Costs In Stranded Cost Rate

The Maine PUC has set the standard offer prices for Emera Maine- Maine Public District (EME-MPD, formerly Maine Public Service) large commercial and industrial customer class for retail standard offer service until such time as the Commission determines any further price adjustment is warranted.

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RetailEnergyX: Australia's AGL, Parent Of Retail Supplier, Seeks To Acquire Broadband, Telecom Provider Vocus
--- Customer Loyalty, "multi-product offering" Cited As Rationale

 

 

Retail Supplier Launches New Carbon Offset Program For Natural Gas Customers

A supplier announced the launch of ...

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PUC Declines To Include Certain Expanded Customer Information In Lists Provided To Green Supplier Of Default Service REC Program

Utility Suggests Provider Be Subject To Data Security Rider, Obligations For Receipt Of Customer Information

The Maine PUC declined to include all of the sought expanded information that 3Degrees Group, Inc., which is the designated supplier for the Maine Green Power Program, which is a REC add-on program for Standard Offer customers and other customers, had requested to be included in customer lists provided by the utilities

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Retail Supplier To Pay $82,000 Under Settlement Relating To Pricing Disclosures, Alleged Slamming; Issue Refunds

A retail supplier would pay $82,800 under a settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Florida Electric Choice Amendment Both "Builds Momentum" and "Limps Along"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker Procures Electricity Supply For Texas School District

 

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RetailEnergyX: CT Gov. Signs Utility Offshore Wind Procurement Bill, RECs May Be Used For Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Announces Agreement for 36 Community Solar Gardens

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: Starbucks Selects Retail Supplier To Manage Solar Power Purchased For 360 Stores In Texas

 

June 10

UI "Open" To Developing Customer Notice Of Incorrect Default Service Rates That Is "Acceptable" To PURA and Interested Parties, Rejects Several Suggestions From Retail Suppliers

In a letter to the Connecticut PURA concerning a proposed process to inform recently switched customers of incorrect standard service rates that had been posted in May, United Illuminating said that it is, "open to developing a customer notice and outreach plan that is acceptable to the Authority and any interested parties," though UI opposed several alternatives suggested by the Retail Energy Supply Association

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Nevada Legislature Passes Bill Allowing For Caps On Competitive Supply Load

Subjects Applications For Competitive Supply To Public Interest Standard

Competitive Supply Customers Subject To New Fees

Both houses of the Nevada legislature have passed SB547, which imposes new requirements on customers taking competitive electric supply.

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Florida Governor Signs Law Making Ballot Initiative Process More Difficult, Impacts Electric Choice Initiative

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed HB 5, which includes new requirements for the ballot initiative process and which generally makes the process harder for initiatives to qualify

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RetailEnergyX: Report: CIBC Does Not Foresee Large Premium In Any Offers For Just Energy

 

California Retail Suppliers, Customers Seek Modification Of New Direct Access Schedule Due To "Inadequate" Timing

A group of California retail electric suppliers and large customers have sought modification of the California PUC's recent decision setting forth the schedule for the statutorily required expansion of direct access.

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Electricity Shopping Website Launches

 

New Jersey Governor Approves Laws Streamlining Retail Energy Supplier License Renewals

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has approved S604 and S605, streamlining the license renewal process for electric and natural gas suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Report: "Nearly All" 300 Downstate Illinois Municipal Aggregations Now Have Rates Higher Than Ameren Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Home Energy Management System Combines Usage Monitoring With Selection Of Best Retail Energy Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bankruptcy Judge: FERC "Must Be Stopped", Says FERC Lacks Jurisdiction Over PG&E Contracts, Rejection During Ch.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada University System To Remain Supply Customer Of NV Energy, Eschews Competitive Supply

 

June 7

Regulator Issues Temporary Emergency Stay To Prevent Utility From Sending Letters To Recently Switched Customers Encouraging Customers To Review Their Supplier Choice

The Connecticut PURA has issued a temporary emergency stay and has instructed The United Illuminating Company not to issue customer letters intended to inform recently switched customers of incorrect standard service rates for the upcoming period beginning July 1 that had been previously posted

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Alpha Gas & Electric Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Alpha Gas & Electric, LLC applied for ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption Codifying How Retail Electric Providers May Obtain Low-Income Customer List, Explicit Process For New REPs To Receive List

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

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-Bound Retail Supplier Bulb Called U.K.'s Fastest Growing Start-up
--- Plans "More Central Role In Its Customers' Lives" (Manage Various Energy Touchpoints In Home)

 

H-E-B Opposes CenterPoint-TDU's Proposed Change From Per "Customer" Charge To Per "Meter" Monthly Flat Charges

TIEC Opposes CenterPoint-TDU's Proposal To "Zero Out" TCRF And Recover All Test-Year Transmission Costs In Base Rates

H-E-B and the Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) have, in separately filed testimony, opposed various proposals from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC ("CenterPoint") that the utility made in its new electric base rate case filing before the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Crown Selects Provider For Wind Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier, Utilities Announces Leadership Appointments

 

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RetailEnergyX: iSwitch To Acquire Customers From Exiting Singapore Retail Supplier, Stiff Competition Cited

 

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Asks New York PSC To Allow Suspension Of Provision Of Near Retail-Time Data To Demand Response Participants With Legacy Interval Meters Until AMI Deployment Completed

 

June 6

Just Energy Group Inc. Announces Strategic Review Process

Reports, "Expressions Of Interest From A Number Of Parties Concerning Potential Transactions"

Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy or the Company) announced that its Board of Directors has decided to undertake a formal review process to evaluate strategic alternatives available to the Company (the "Strategic Review).

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Updated: U.K. Retail Supplier Bulb Sets Entry Timeline For U.S. Market Entry

Serves 1.3 Million Members In U.K. As Largest Green Supplier

Bulb, a U.K. retail energy supplier which describes itself as the U.K.'s biggest green supplier, announced its international expansion plans

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Launches "First-Of-Its-Kind" Solar Plan In Texas

 

Retail Energy Veteran Leading New Start-Up Retail Supplier

A start-up retail energy supplier has been formed and has submitted registration as an ESCO with the New York PSC

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Utility Agrees To Notify Recently Switched Customers Of Incorrect Default Service Rate, Will Compensate Customers For Any Early Termination Fees If Customers Wish To Return To Default Service

Letter Encourages Recently Switched Customers To Review Their Supplier Choice

United Illuminating informed the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that it will conduct an outreach campaign to inform recently switched customers of erroneous standard service (SS) rates that had been publicly posted, and will compensate customers for any early termination fees incurred by such customers if they wish to return to standard service

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ERCOT IMM Offers Six New Recommended Market Changes In State Of The Market Report

IMM: More Robust Reserve Margin "May No Longer Be Required" To Cover Load Forecast Errors, Generator Availability Risks, Given Size of System, Projected Growth

IMM: Risk From Generator Outages Should Decrease With Smaller, Distributed Resource Proliferation

Reports On Net Revenues, Shortage Pricing Durations

The ERCOT Independent Market Monitor filed the State of the Market report for 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Cuomo Nominates Tracey Edwards To New York PSC

 

 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms $1.8 Million Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed a prior $1.8 million civil penalty imposed by the Pennsylvania PUC against ...

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FERC Sets PJM's Sought Clarification Of Order Relating To Liquidation Of GreenHat FTR Portfolio For Hearing

Allows Broader Settlement Discussions Concerning All Disputed Issues Related To GreenHat FTR Liquidation Waivers

FERC has set for a paper hearing process a motion from PJM for clarification concerning FERC's prior order denying PJM's requested waivers relating to liquidation of the GreenHat Energy, LLC Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) portfolio, as FERC in its prior order denied waivers which would have resulted in the modification to the rules governing the previously commenced July 2018 FTR auction

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EnergyWatch LLC Receives License In New State

EnergyWatch has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: In April, Residential Customers Of Retail Suppliers Paid $900,000 More Than Default Service

 

National Fuel Gas Distribution Files Further New York Tariff Revisions Related To Month End Storage Inventory Level Requirements Applicable To ESCOs

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation has filed updated tariff revisions at the New York PSC to adjust month end storage inventory level requirements applicable to energy services companies (ESCOs)

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PUC Sets Non-Solar Alternative Compliance Payment

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio set ...

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Retail Energy Bill Addressing New Marketing Requirements "Passed Temporarily"

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/30: Facebook Makes Tax Equity Investment In Texas Solar Project
--- Said To Be Facebook's First Direct Investment In A Renewable Energy Project
--- Shell Signs PPA With Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: Starbucks Selects Retail Supplier To Manage Solar Power Purchased For 360 Stores In Texas

 

June 5

Retail Energy Veteran Joins ESCO As SVP Sales & Marketing

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Veteran As Head Of Gas Supply

A retail supplier has named ...

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Power Generator Registers As Connecticut Natural Gas Seller

A power generator has filed for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Station Casinos Will Remain With NV Energy For Supply

 

In New Rate Case, NV Energy Seeks Changes To Remove "Unreasonable Incentive" To Leave Bundled Service For Competitive Supply

In a newly filed rate case at the Nevada PUC, Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy has proposed changes to the recovery of transmission costs from unbundled distribution-only service customers (customers on competitive supply) to eliminate what the utility called an "unreasonable incentive" to leave bundled service

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Regulator Rules On Retail Supplier's Motion To Recognize For RPS Compliance RECs That Were Inadvertently-Retired By Supplier

The Connecticut PURA has ruled on a motion from Liberty Power Holdings, LLC for PURA to recognize for RPS compliance RECs that Liberty had inadvertently-retired, with PURA giving the company the option to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Energy Choice Group Calls For Veto Of Bill Changing Ballot Initiative Process

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: 72% Of Australians Haven't Shopped For Retail Energy Supplier In Over Two Years

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files Cost Impact From Potential Nuclear Retirements

 

June 4

Regulatory Staff Propose Prioritizing Several Issues In Broad Retail Energy Market Investigation (Auto-renewals, Supplier Conduct Among Top Priorities)

Addresses "Do Not Switch" Mechanism

In advance of a June 6 technical session, Staff of the Massachusetts DPU have proposed a tiered approach to addressing issues raised in the DPU's wide ranging investigation of the retail electric market (Docket 19-07)

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Shell: Sees Potential Returns Of 8-12% For Integrated Power Business

Targets 5 Million Retail Customers By 2025

Affirms USA As Core Market

Touts Shell Brand, Millions Of Customer Interactions

During an investor day, Shell reiterated its plan to significantly grow its electricity business

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Parent Of Pennsylvania Utility Acquires Energy Efficiency, Custom Energy Solutions Provider

Allows Parent, "To Expand Further Into Energy Efficiency And Sustainability", Growth Into Distributed Generation Cited

The parent of a Pennsylvania utility has acquired ...

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RetailEnergyX: Dallas Morning News Claim: Most Small Texas Customers Have "No Way To Benefit" By Cutting Usage At Peak Wholesale Prices

 

 

Utility Eversource Seeks To Offer Community Solar Program

Surplus Generation Purchases To Be Recovered Through Default Service Rates; Other Costs Via Distribution Rates

Eversource Energy petitioned for approval of a proposed "Clean Innovation Community Solar" pilot program for low and moderate income ("LMI") customers.

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Retail Supplier Seeks Clarification Of Otherwise "Challenging", "Burdensome" Proposed Rule

In comments on a proposed rule, WGL Energy Services, Inc. asked the District of Columbia PSC to clarify proposed new RPS reporting requirements for retail electric suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Chevron Registers As Texas Power Marketer

 

Updated With More Details On Alleged Violations: Retail Supplier Agrees To $35,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $35,000 under a stipulation with ...

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Expects Spate Of "Ripoffs" From "Desperate" Retail Suppliers Before New Energy Marketing Law Takes Effect

 

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RetailEnergyX: Champion Energy Signs Astros' Alex Bregman To Pitch Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Anheuser-Busch Signs PPA With Texas Solar Project, PPA Said To Be 7th Largest In World For C&I Customer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Transfer Signs Solar PPA In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 6/3: As Large Customers Seek To Leave Dominion Power, Virginia Dem. Says Will "Revisit" Electric Market Structure If Dem Win Legislative Majority

 

June 3

National Grid Seeks To Merge Two Utilities Offering Natural Gas Choice

National Grid has filed a petition with ...

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $35,000 Forfeiture Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $35,000 under a stipulation with ...

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American PowerNet Management Seeks To Serve As Retail Supplier In New State

American PowerNet Management, LP filed with ...

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RetailEnergyX: El Paso Electric Enters Into Agreement To Be Purchased By Infrastructure Investments Fund, Opportunity For Retail Electric Choice?

 

PUC Staff "Believes" Utility Should Offer Time Of Use Default Service Rate Option

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said that Staff "believes" that AEP Ohio should continue to offer a Time of Use (TOU) generation rate option to default service customers, but recommended AEP Ohio make an updated TOU rate design filing prior to the Commission making a final decision

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia Dem. Says Will "Revisit" Electric Market Structure If Win Legislative Majority

 

From 5/31: Illinois Senate Concurs On Retail Energy Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

New TPV Requirements

The Illinois Senate has concurred with the version of SB0651 passed by the House

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Business Solutions Partners With NREL On Hybrid Battery Storage

 

From 5/31: Updated: PSE&G, NJNG File To Lower Default Service Rates

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. submitted an annual Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rate filing with the New Jersey BPU

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Ending As It Can't Find Lower Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: ecobee Launches New SmartThermostat With Voice Control (Just Energy An Equity Investor In ecobee)

 

From 5/31: Final D.C. Grid Modernization Report Recommends Enhancement Of Competitive Energy Supplier Information For Customers

Recommends Online Retail Supplier Rate Board

Recommends Dynamic Pricing Working Group

Report Makes No Formal Recommendations On Utility Ownership Of Distributed Generation, Storage

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 final report and recommendations

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RetailEnergyX: Cosmopolitan To Remain Supply Customer Of NV Energy, Raiders Reconsider Leaving For Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: KYOCERA and BYD Japan to Collaborate on Integrated Energy System for Electric Vehicles (Solar Supply/Demand)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Carrie K. Zalewski and Maria S. Bocanegra Confirmed as ICC Chairman and Commissioner

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/30: Facebook Makes Tax Equity Investment In Texas Solar Project
--- Said To Be Facebook's First Direct Investment In A Renewable Energy Project
--- Shell Signs PPA With Project

 

May 31

Illinois Senate Concurs On Retail Energy Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

New TPV Requirements

The Illinois Senate has concurred with the version of SB0651 passed by the House

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Final D.C. Grid Modernization Report Recommends Enhancement Of Competitive Energy Supplier Information For Customers

Recommends Online Retail Supplier Rate Board

Recommends Dynamic Pricing Working Group

Report Makes No Formal Recommendations On Utility Ownership Of Distributed Generation, Storage

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 final report and recommendations

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Updated: PSE&G, NJNG File To Lower Default Service Rates

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. submitted an annual Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rate filing with the New Jersey BPU

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Enters Settlement With PUC Staff Over Collection Of Customer Deposits

A Texas REP would pay ...

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Settlement Reached To Set Oncor DCRF Charge Applicable To Retail Providers, With 150% Increase For Residential Service

Oncor and various parties have filed a settlement agreement to set the levels of the Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service, effective September 1, 2019

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Updated: Calif. PUC Delays Start For 4,000 GWh of Direct Access Expansion

The California PUC on May 30 adopted an order addressing various facets of the statutory increase in direct access (DA) load of 4,000 gigawatt-hours.

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RetailEnergyX: Uncalled Amendment For Connecticut Retail Energy Bill Would Strike Prohibition On Auto-Renewals, Replace With Shared Solar Supplier Billing Agent Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipal Aggregation Results In "Mass Confusion", "Anger" Among Customers

 

Texas Retail Electric Providers Request That Oncor McAllen Service Area Not Be Transitioned To AEP Texas Until Various AEP Rate Proceedings Complete

The Alliance for Retail Markets has requested at the Public Utility Commission of Texas that any transition of customers in Oncor's current McAllen/Mission service area to AEP Texas not occur until various AEP Texas rate proceedings are complete

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RetailEnergyX: Schneider Electric Acquires Stake in AutoGrid to Accelerate AI Adoption in the Power Sector

 

National Energy Marketers Association Announces Two New Executive Members: Discount Power and Demand Control 2, LLC

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Discount Power, Inc. and Demand Control 2, LLC have each been elected to NEM's Executive Committee.

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Former Retail Energy Counsel Jay Kooper Named General Counsel Of The Year

Jay L. Kooper, currently Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Middlesex Water Company, has won the 2019 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award in the Public Company category.

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Natural Gas Seeks Decrease In Default Service Gas Supply Rate

 

 

Massachusetts DOER Report Recommends Utilities Conduct Further Offshore Wind Power Procurement

Makes Recommendation On Disposition Of RECs

Recommends Consideration of Storage Procurement

An offshore wind study from the Massachusetts DOER recommends that the electric distribution companies, "should proceed with additional offshore wind solicitations for up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind and only enter into contracts if found to be cost-effective."

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RetailEnergyX: In PPL Transmission Rate Complaint, Amtrak Asks FERC To Order Refunds From Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amended Nevada Bill Would Exempt Current Competitive Supply Customers From Public Policy Fees Proposed For Exiting Customers

 

May 30

Illinois House Passes Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees (Differs From Senate-Passed Version)

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

The Illinois House has passed an amended version SB0651, which contains various revisions to statutes governing retail electric and natural gas marketing.

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Draft Decision Would Fine Retail Supplier $1.5 Million

Supplier Would Be Prohibited From Residential Marketing, Enrollment For Six Months, Except For Online Enrollments

Draft Would Set Standard Under Which TPVs Are Invalid

A draft decision from the Connecticut PURA would impose a $1.5 million fine on Liberty Holdings, LLC [sic] ("Liberty" or "Company") and prohibit Liberty from accepting new residential customers and/or marketing to residential customers via any means other than online enrollments for six months, as the draft would conclude that Liberty, "violated Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 16-245(c), 16-245(g)(2), 16-245o(f)(2), 16-245o(h)(1), 16-245o(h)(2), 16-245o(h)(3), 16-245o(h)(4), 16-245o(h)(5), 16-245o(h)(7), 16-245o(j), 16-245s, 16-245t, 16-245u, and 42-110b."

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Utility Receives Authority For CSRs To Discuss Price To Compare Information, Supplier's Rate During Customer Calls

The Illinois Commerce Commission granted Commonwealth Edison's petition for a declaratory ruling and said that ComEd's proposed policy of directing its customer service representatives (CSRs) to discuss certain Price To Compare (PTC) information during customer calls is permitted under applicable regulations

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Adopts Order Expanding Direct Access Cap, Delays Start Date

 

Products and Services USA, Start-up Led By Market Vet, Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Texas PUC granted Products and Services USA, LLC an electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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New Hampshire PUC Sets Process To Receive Proposals On Supplier Consolidated Billing, Generation Rate Design, Other Grid Modernization Issues

The New Hampshire PUC will accept stakeholder proposals, and directed the utilities to submit proposals, on several grid modernization issues that have been raised in an ongoing grid modernization investigation

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Fines Two Retail Energy Suppliers For Agreement Not To Actively Target Each Other's Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another Casino (South Point) To Remain With NV Energy For Supply
--- Utility: "We Don't Want To Lose Any Of Our Customers"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Names New Chief Program Officer, Will Oversee Competitive Markets, Customer Protection, Enforcement Divisions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Victoria (AUS) Sets Initial Default Offer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Settlement Reached On Integrating East Texas Electric Cooperative Into ERCOT

 

Virginia SCC Denies Costco Application To Take Competitive Supply, Cites Impact On Small Captive Customers

SCC: Won't Allow Large Customers To "Escape" Dominion Rates When Small Customers Cannot Shop

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has denied an application by Costco to leave the utility system of Dominion Energy Virginia and obtain the combined electric power needs of its retail stores from a third-party electric supplier.

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RetailEnergyX: Company Announces World’s Largest 'Renewable' Energy Storage Project (1 GW)

 

Texas Coalition for Affordable Power Says Price Gap Between Deregulated and Non-Deregulated Prices In Texas Nearly Gone

TCAP: Areas With Electric Choice Have Lower Prices Than Monopoly, Non-ERCOT Areas Of State

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power said that while, "Texans buying electricity from competitive providers historically have paid higher prices, on average, than Texans receiving power from providers exempt from competition," a new snapshot analysis shows that, "the persistent price gap has dwindled to the narrowest point ever recorded – and that it has almost vanished altogether."

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PSC Approves New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates At BGE

The Maryland PSC approved updated purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates for electricity and natural gas at Baltimore Gas & Electric, effective June 1, 2019

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PSC Approves Decrease In Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

The Maryland PSC approved new Purchase Of Receivables (POR) discount rates at Potomac Edison, effective June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Facebook Makes Tax Equity Investment In Texas Solar Project
--- Said To Be Facebook's First Direct Investment In A Renewable Energy Project
--- Shell Signs PPA With Project

 

Ohio House Passes Nuclear Subsidy Bill Ending RPS, Allowing Utilities To Enter Contracts With Customers For Renewable Energy Supply, Generation Development

Enshrines In Statute Nonbypassable Charge For OVEC

The Ohio House has passed HB 6, the nuclear subsidy bill.

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May 29

Retail Supplier Names Interim CEO

A retail supplier formally disclosed that ...

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Retail Energy Veterans, Including Former VP At Several Suppliers, Launch New Broker

Retail energy vets form new broker

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Powervine Energy Launches In New State

Powervine Energy has launched service in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Democratic Socialists Ask New York PSC To Bring ConEd Under Public Ownership

 

PPL Electric Utilities Seeks Authorization To "Proactively Manage" Distributed Energy Resources Owned By Customers

PPL Electric Utilities has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania PUC for tariff supplements that would allow PPL Electric to "proactively manage" distributed energy resources (DERs) owned by customers.

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Vistra Energy, TXU Parent, Names Texas Market Veteran As New EVP, CFO

Vistra Energy Corp. today announced the appointment of ...

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Infinite Watts LLC Withdraws Application For Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Infinite Watts LLC filed at the Texas PUC to withdraw its application for a retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Concurs On House Amendments Removing Retail Electric Providers From Being Subject To PUC "Monitoring" Of Cybersecurity

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Appeals Court Sends Suit Between Retail Supplier, Customer Back To Lower Court For Further Proceedings

 

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RetailEnergyX: NiMo Hourly Customers To See New Capacity Reconciliation Line Item On July Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Resideo Acquires Responsive Energy Efficiency Technology, Expands Smart-Home Comfort Offering

 

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RetailEnergyX: Union Says Energy Choice Hazardous To Workers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco, Delmarva File Revised Bypassable Transmission Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pedernales Electric Cooperative To Install Energy Storage

 

May 28 -- Updated

Vistra Energy, TXU Parent, Names Texas Market Veteran As New EVP, CFO

Vistra Energy Corp. today announced the appointment of ...

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Illinois House Committee Recommends Passage For Amended Bill With Various Retail Energy Marketing Prohibitions, Requirements

Prohibits All Mass Market Termination Fees, More

Retains Prohibition On Service To Assistance Program Customers

The Illinois House Public Utilities Committee has adopted House Amendment 001 to SB0651 and recommended that the bill be passed as amended

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PJM CEO To Retire, Executive Appointments Announced

PJM Interconnection announced that Andrew L. Ott, president and chief executive officer, is retiring from the organization on June 30, 2019.

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NextEra Launches AI-Powered Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Service For Texas Market

Subscription-Based Service Guarantees Savings

NextEra Energy has launched a retail electric concierge shopping service in Texas

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Utility Files Incorrect, Higher Default Service Rates

Regulator Concerned Public May Have Switched To Retail Suppliers Based On Erroneous Rates

Considers Requiring EDC To Contact All Recently Switched Customers To Inform Customers Of Lower Default Service Rate

A regulator may require an EDC to notify all recently switched customers of erroneous default service rates that were listed as higher than what they actually are

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New York DPS Staff Seek Increase In ConEd Billing and Payment Processing (BPP) Charge

Recommend Re-introduction Of ConEd Gas Storage Program For ESCOs

Seek Tighter Balancing Rules

In testimony in Consolidated Edison's current electric and natural gas rate cases, Staff of the New York Department of Public Service proposed an increase to ConEd's Billing and Payment Processing (BPP) charge, and re-introduction of a natural gas storage program for ESCOs

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RetailEnergyX: New Amendment To Illinois Retail Energy Market Bill Prohibits All Termination Fees
--- Prohibition On Auto-Renewals Revised To Allow Some Auto-Renewals
--- Removes Proposed Switch Block

 

 

BGE Says Costs Of Administering SOS That Aren't Currently Bypassable Are About 1 Mill Per kWh

In Rate Case, BGE Seeks To Set Bypassable SOS Administrative Adjustment Component To 1 Mill Per kWh

In a newly filed electric rate case, Baltimore Gas & Electric filed a cost analysis for the SOS Administrative Adjustment component of the bypassable SOS Administrative Charge, and proposed to set the SOS Administrative Adjustment at 1 mill per kWh

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New York ESCOs Seek Independent Study Of Costs To Be Included In ConEd Merchant Function Charge

Seek Change In POR Calculation

Seek Natural Gas Market Changes, Restoration of Physical Storage Program

Seek Technical Conference on Electric UFE

In testimony in Consolidated Edison's current electric and natural gas rate cases, the New York Retail Choice Coalition (NYRCC) sought an independent study of costs included in the utility's merchant function charge

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RetailEnergyX: Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field Enter Multi-Year Partnership With Retail Supplier

 

New York DPS Staff Oppose ConEd Proposal For Ratepayer Funded Innovation Initiative

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have opposed, in rate case testimony, Consolidated Edison's proposed Innovation Initiative

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Centrica CEO Happy To Come In Third

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Business Solutions Launches North American Offer Bundling EV Charging Infrastructure, On-Site Energy, Software Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Energy Choice Advocates File Brief With Supreme Court

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market Says U.K. Suppliers Overcharging Prepay Customers

 

May 24

Former Retail Energy CEO Joins Teleios Commodities As Managing Partner

Teleios Commodities, LLC announced today that ...

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Texas Retail Provider, Whose Parent Is A Utility-Scale Solar Development Firm, Receives Authority To Use Trade Name Chariot Energy

Company To Bring Suite Of Disruptive, Clean Energy Solutions To Texas Retail Market

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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New Digital Brand Click Energy Receives Retail Supplier License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Registers As Power Generation Company In Texas

 

In Rate Case Testimony, Direct Energy Seeks Greater Transparency In ConEd MRA Charge

Seeks Capacity Release, Storage, Other Market Changes

Direct Energy Alleges ConEd Made Out Of Cycle Adjustment To Its WACOC

Direct Energy Services, LLC filed testimony in a Consolidated Edison rate case before the New York PSC seeking greater transparency in certain ConEd charges and improved communication from ConEd

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Affiliate Of Pennsylvania Generator Receives Retail Supplier License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted ...

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Ohio Nuclear Bill Advances From Committee, Allows Utilities To Enter Contracts With Customers For Renewable Energy Supply, Generation Development

An Ohio House committee has advanced HB 6, the nuclear subsidy bill, to a potential vote in the full House

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Amended Nevada Bill Aiming To Curb Exit To Competitive Exit Supply Includes Carve-Outs From Annual Shopping Limits

Would Subject Exiting Customers To New Fees

A proposed amended version of S.B. 547 in Nevada, which would revise the current provisions governing the ability of large customers to apply at the PUC to take competitive electric supply, include certain carve-outs from annual competitive supply limits that could otherwise be established under the bill

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Texas PUC Rejects Aggregator Application Of "Power of Choosing Inc."

The Texas PUC has rejected, without prejudice, the application of Power of Choosing Inc. for an electric aggregator certificate.

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RetailEnergyX: Toyota To Test Peer-To-Peer Electricity Sales

 

ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT has received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for ...

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BGE Withdraws Updated Bypassable Transmission Rate Change

Baltimore Gas & Electric has withdrawn a filing to revise, effective June 1, 2019, its bypassable electric transmission rates, a component of SOS

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Provider Will Pay $160,000 Over Practice Of Placing Reinstated Disconnected Customers On Different Rate

 

Eco-Energy Natural Gas Receives Supplier License
• Rapid Power Management Receives New License

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Four Brokers

 

Michigan PSC Sets Capacity Charge Applicable To Shopping Customers

In an order on an Upper Peninsula Power Co. rate case settlement, the Michigan PSC established the State Reliability Mechanism (SRM) capacity charge at the utility

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Singapore Retail Energy Market Sees Five Suppliers Exit

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/22: Maine Lawmaker Wants To Have State Authority Assume Ownership Of Utility T&D Assets

 

From 5/6: Draft Calif. Decision Would Determine Schedule For New Direct Access Load, Allocation To Wait List Customers

Draft Addresses Proposed Cap On Direct Access Load Within Community Choice Aggregations, Sought By CCA Group

The California PUC has issued a proposed decision which would address various facets of the statutory increase in direct access (DA) load of 4,000 gigawatt-hours

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From 5/8: Groups Form New Coalition To Reform Virginia Electric Industry, Adopt Retail Electric Competition

Groups Call For Phase Out Of Capacity Market

A new group, the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition, has been formed to advocate for electric industry reforms in Virginia, including the introduction of retail electric competition

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May 23

Former Senior Deputy Attorney General For Consumer Protection Named Executive Director Of Pennsylvania PUC

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced the appointment of

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Texas House Passes Amended Bill Removing Retail Electric Providers From Being Subject To PUC "Monitoring" Of Cybersecurity

Senate-Passed Language Includes REPs As Subject To PUC Cybersecurity Monitoring

The Texas House has passed an amended version of a Senate bill, SB 64, with the House amendments removing retail electric providers as entities that would be subject to ...

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New Brand Of Genie Energy Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: QTS Selects Retail Supplier For Renewable Energy Purchase

 

 

Spark Energy Commences Preferred Stock Share Repurchase Program

Company Names Interim CFO

Spark Energy, Inc. reported that, on May 22, the Board of Directors of the company appointed ...

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Maryland 50% RPS Bill To Become Law As Governor Won't Veto

Higher Solar Carve-Out For Retail Suppliers Starts In 2019

Governor Expresses Support For Nuclear, Hydropower In Newly Proposed 100% Zero Carbon Target

Maryland's 50% RPS bill, SB0516, will become law as Governor Larry Hogan said that he won't veto the bill

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Latest Ohio Nuclear Bill Eliminates RPS Starting In 2020, Would Allow Existing Utility Renewable Contracts To Be Recovered In Distribution Rates

Enshrines In Statute Nonbypassable Charge For OVEC

The latest version of HB 6 in Ohio, which generally provides for various nuclear subsidies, would repeal the alternative energy portfolio standards effective January 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: More Large Customers To Remain With NV Energy For Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Proposed NV Energy Alternative Pricing Program Would Harm Other Customers, PUC Staffer Says

 

City Of Dallas Selects Retail Electric Provider For New 10-Year Contract

Deal Said To Represent Largest Green Energy Transaction Since The Inception Of Texas Electricity Deregulation

The City of Dallas recently completed a reverse auction to select a retail electric provider for a new contract term.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Denies Rehearing Of Order Granting Waiver Of Third Party Verification For Certain Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: More New Class Action Settlements Announced For Customers Who Purchased Competitive Gas Supply

 

From 5/17: NY Senate Energy Chair: New York Retail Market "Not Going To Be The Best Opportunity"

New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Chairman of the Senate's Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, said during DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum that, "I think that the retail [energy] market is probably not going to be the best opportunity in the state of New York."

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Forecasts Lower Summer Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: NYISO Names New CEO

 

May 22

City Of Dallas Selects Retail Electric Provider For New 10-Year Contract

Deal Said To Represent Largest Green Energy Transaction Since The Inception Of Texas Electricity Deregulation

The City of Dallas recently completed a reverse auction to select a retail electric provider for a new contract term.

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

New York Utilities Detail Unbundled Supply-Related Administration Costs In New Rate Case

With an increased focus by retail suppliers on alleged subsidization of default service rates by distribution customers, due to supply-related administrative costs being embedded in distribution rates, newly filed rate cases by New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies) provide an opportunity to review such costs, including costs that have already been unbundled and allocated to the merchant Function Charge

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ENGIE Enters Pennsylvania Natural Gas Markets

ENGIE Resources announced today that it has entered ...

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New York Utilities To Continue Current Supply Hedging Levels, Discuss Specifics In Rate Case

Propose Change In How Customer UCAP Calculated

In a newly filed rate case, NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric (the "Companies") stated that they would continue the current 70% hedging level for residential electric customers

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Sets Deadline For Divestment Of U.K. Household Retail Supplier, Appoints New Executive Chair

 

MP2 Energy Receives License In New State

MP2 Energy has received ...

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FirstEnergy CEO Sees "Great Potential" In Utility-Owned Storage, Solar, EVs, Touts New Emerging Technologies Group

During an annual shareholder meeting, Chuck Jones, President and CEO of FirstEnergy, touted the companies' new Emerging Technologies group

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Texas Retail Electric Providers Oppose Sought New Mandates For More Frequent Reporting Of Dynamic Pricing, Demand Response Info To ERCOT

The Retail Electric Provider (REP) Coalition has filed comments at ERCOT opposing, as filed, Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 933 (Reporting of Demand Response by Retail Electric Providers and Non-Opt-In Entities, submitted by ERCOT) which would include in the protocols a specific mandate for retail electric providers to share information about their demand response and price responsive programs with ERCOT, and would also increase the frequency of required reporting by REPs

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Two New York Utilities Seek Authorization For Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters (AMI)

Residential Data Intervals Would Only Be Hourly

As part of newly filed rate cases, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies) have petitioned the New York PSC for approval of the territory-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure for their electricity and gas meters

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Retail Supplier Seeks Extension For Compliance With Next Cycle Rate Enrollment Rejection Directives Due To EDC Implementation Timing, Risk Of Renewing Customers Being Returned To Default Service Due To Inadvertent Non-Compliance

Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. (CNE) asked the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for an extension of time for the electric distribution companies to comply with Order 7 of the Authority’s December 19, 2018 Next Cycle Rate information decision ('Decision') and for the electric suppliers to comply with Order 8 of the Decision, each with respect to certain residential contract renewals.

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PSC Sets Meetings On Adding Long-Term Contracts To SOS, Investigation Of SOS Reconciliations

A PSC will hold the second Standard Offer Service (SOS) Working Group meeting on ...

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Two New York Utilities Propose Utility-Owned Energy Storage Projects

As part of newly filed rate cases, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), the Companies are seeking authority for utility ownership of four energy storage projects

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RetailEnergyX: Duquesne Light Files Corrected Transmission Rates, Actual Prices To Compare Posted

 

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RetailEnergyX: Worthen Industries, Freedom Energy Logistics Announce Virtual Net Metering Contract With Four NH Hydro Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Directs Several Retail Suppliers, Brokers To File Security With Updated Language

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Lawmaker Wants To Have State Authority Assume Ownership Of Utility T&D Assets

 

May 21

Retail Energy Veteran Joins Supplier As Director

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Faced With Elimination Of Ability To Serve Hardship Customers, Retail Suppliers Proffer Price Cap, Aggregation

RESA Says Weighted Average Retail Supplier Prices From Study Period Are ~10-20% Below Higher Current Standard Service Rates

In a Connecticut PURA proceeding examining whether all hardship customers should be placed on Standard Service, the Retail Energy Supply Association proffered several alternatives to the extent PURA reaches a conclusion that hardship customers are not sufficiently benefiting from competitive retail supply options under today’s policies

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Nstar East Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Falling 20%

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for its Eastern Massachusetts service territory for the period beginning July 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Leader Of Newly Formed Group Pushing Energy Choice In Virginia To Take (Non-Energy) Post In Trump Administration

 

New York Municipal Aggregations Serving Poughkeepsie, Other Towns Select Retail Supplier, Posts Pricing

New York municipal aggregation Hudson Valley Community Power has selected a retail supplier for an opt-out municipal electricity aggregation covering the City of Poughkeepsie and several other New York municipalities in the Central Hudson Gas & Electric service area.

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Texas Senate Concurs On House Changes To Electricity Broker Regulation Bill -- Now Bill Heads To Governor

The Texas Senate today has concurred with amendments made by the House when the House recently passed SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent Undertaking Strategic Review For Two U.K. Retail Energy Suppliers, Including Potential Sale

 

PSC Fines Broker

A PSC has issued a civil penalty to ...

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Utility Withdraws Complaint, Says Cannot Identify Retail Market Entity To Name As Responsible For Alleged Misrepresentation

Ohio Power Company (AEP Ohio) has withdrawn a complaint filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio concerning alleged misrepresentations in the retail energy market, which had originally named as respondents "Energy Advisors", described by AEP Ohio as an Ohio-based LLC with its principal place of business in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as "John Does 1-20", as AEP Ohio now says it, "has been unable to locate the appropriate entity to name in its Complaint."

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Retail Supplier's Refund Report

 

ADK Solutions Receives Texas Electric Aggregator License

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. Receives Court Approval to Solicit Votes on Plan of Reorganization

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Budget Passed By House Encourages Retail Supplier Access To Customer Data

 

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy CEO Says Rate Hike May Be Needed

 

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RetailEnergyX: Zenergy Reports First Quarter Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Cooperatives Select Provider For 7 MW Of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy, Avoids Transmission-Related Demand Charges

 

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregator Marin Clean Energy Weighs Rate Hike

 

From 4/22: Revamped Energy Choice Coalition Formally Launches

Advisory Board Includes Retail Supplier CEO

The Energy Choice Coalition has formally launched and begun public facing activities

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From 4/30: Grant To New York Town Conditioned On Hitting Community Solar Enrollment Target

A New York town announced that if an enrollment target for a community solar program is hit, the town will receive a $25,000 sustainability grant.

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May 20

Updated: NRG Energy Agrees To Acquire Stream Energy's Retail Electricity And Natural Gas Business

Stream To Be "Exclusive Marketer" To The Retail Energy Business Acquired By NRG

NRG Energy, Inc. has agreed to acquire Stream Energy's retail electricity and natural gas business for ...

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Proposed First Notice Illinois Rules Include Broad Definition For In-Person Solicitation

Utility Price To Compare, History Must Be Included In Supplier's Disclosure Statement

"Rates" Can Not Change Under Contract Assigned To Another Supplier During "Remainder Of The Time Covered By The Agreement" (Variable Rate Problem)

Two Illinois ALJs have released a proposed first notice order concerning sales and marketing rules for the retail natural gas market. Unless otherwise noted, the proposed rules discussed below would apply only to residential and small commercial customers

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Texas Governor Signs Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity State Power Program

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

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 2263 which terminates the authority of the Texas General Land Office to sell retail electricity (currently done via a contracted REP, which is Cavallo Energy Texas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calpine) under the State Power Program

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Energy "Industry" Agrees To Ban On Low-Income Customer Shopping

 

PUC Discloses Retail Electric Suppliers Selected To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers, Price

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the retail electric suppliers awarded 100% of Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) load at each of the EDCs, via competitive procurement

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Retail Supplier Announces Corporate Partnership With Baltimore Orioles, Signage, Branding

A retail supplier today announced its corporate partnership with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Calif. PUC Approves Settlement On Changes To Rules Governing Direct Access Customer Relocations

The California PUC approved a settlement among direct access parties and the California utilities which revises certain procedures under the current form, timelines and tariff requirements that govern the processing of load relocation requests from existing electric service accounts served on direct access

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PECO Posts Final Update To Price To Compare For June 1; Both Residential, Small Commercial PTC Falling

PECO has posted its final actual Prices to Compare (PTC) for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: New York Utilities Urge "Swift" Action By PSC To Confirm Ability To Prohibit ESCOs Not Complying With Utilities' Cybersecurity Requirements From Access Utility Systems

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Sees Record Number Of Customers Switch Retail Suppliers In April

 

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RetailEnergyX: Con Edison Chief Touts Innovation, Customer Digital Experience

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Secured First Lien Notes

 

May 17

PECO Posts Final Update To Price To Compare For June 1; Both Residential, Small Commercial PTC Falling

PECO has posted its final actual Prices to Compare (PTC) for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Requiring Competitive Electricity Supply Program

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed H. 3659, which requires development of a program which is to allow large customers to direct their utility to purchase renewable energy from a competitive provider on the customer's behalf

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Nevada Bill Would Require Utilities To Propose Cap On Amount Of Competitive Supply Load In IRP

Would Only Allow Exits To Competitive Supply If PUC Finds That Exits Are, "In The Public Interest"

Would Restrict Shopping Decision To Annual Window

A new bill, S.B. 547, has been filed in Nevada which would revise the current provisions governing the ability of large customers to apply at the PUC to take competitive electric supply

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Just Energy: Not "Chasing" New Product Opportunities Through Acquisitions In Near-Term, Focused On Profitability Of Current Operations

During an earnings call yesterday, Just Energy Chief Executive Officer Patrick McCullough made the following comment in response to a question regarding whether Just Energy would pursue acquisitions similar to its acquisition of Filter Group

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RetailEnergyX: Opening Entergy Texas To Electric Choice Should Serve As Test Case Of Whether Retail Suppliers Can Really Go On The Offensive In Opening Markets

 

NY Senate Energy Chair: New York Retail Market "Not Going To Be The Best Opportunity"

New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Chairman of the Senate's Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, said during DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum that, "I think that the retail [energy] market is probably not going to be the best opportunity in the state of New York."

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Retail Supplier Raises Minimum Credit Threshold For Customers

During an earnings call, in discussing reduced bad debt expense in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019, Just Energy executives said that the company has taken actions to align credit scores in the proper channels to be at the optimal value

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RetailEnergyX: Singapore Retail Energy Supplier Challenges Customer Intertia With Mock Old Phone Booth
--- Compares Energy Shopping To Moving On From Phone Booths, "Brick Phones"

 

To Stop Bad Behavior, RESA President Encourages Regulators To Ban, From The Market, Retail Suppliers Who Violate Rules

Urges Suppliers: If You See Bad Behavior, "Call It Out"

During a panel at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Matt White, General Counsel at IGS Energy and President of the Retail Energy Supply Association, said that regulators have not enforced retail energy rules vigorously enough, and that banning one or two suppliers for violations would shut any abusive behavior down quickly.

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Retail Energy CEO: "If Customers Get Screwed All The Time, They'll Re-regulate"

Speaking during a panel at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Gregory Craig, CEO of Griddy, said that, "if customers get screwed all the time, they'll re-regulate."

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Retail Supplier CEO: Higher Retail Market Entry, Qualification Standards Would Eliminate A Lot Of Bad Actors

During a panel at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Rich Blaser, CEO of Infinite Energy, said that more rigorous standards for being licensed as a retail supplier would eliminate, "a lot of bad actors."

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC: Summer Electric Supply Prices Expected to Stay Near Historically Low Levels, In Part Due To Utility Supply Hedging

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Broadly Affirms Rule Providing That Storage In RTOs Should Be Charged LMPs For Energy Charging For Resale

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Modifies Standby And Buyback Service Rate Design, Establishes Optional Demand-Based Rates

 

From 5/16: Texas House Passes Electric Broker Regulation Bill (Version Differs From Senate)

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

The Texas House has passed a committee substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Pushes For Passage Of Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Renewals; Recording Of Entire Sales Pitch

 

May 16

Texas House Passes Electric Broker Regulation Bill (Version Differs From Senate)

Statement Of Legislative Intent: No Fees For Registration, Only "Most Basic" Registration To Be Required At PUC

The Texas House has passed a committee substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Undergoes Change In Ownership

A Texas REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to reflect a change in ownership

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Updated: Just Energy Reports Highest-Ever Gross Margin Per Consumer RCE Added, Called "Sweet Spot"

Fiscal 2019 Annual Gross Margin Also A Record

Just Energy Reports "Very Competitive Market" For C&I Customers, Aggressive Competitor Pricing

Just Energy To Dispose Of Retail Energy Businesses In Three International Markets

Just Energy will dispose of its businesses in Germany, Ireland and Japan

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Retail Energy Regulator Urges Suppliers To Speak Out Against Bad Actors In Market, If Markets Are To Be Sustained, Grown

"It Takes One Bad Story To Set Everything Back", Commissioner Says

Speaking during a town hall at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Illinois Commerce Commissioner Sadzi Oliva encouraged retail energy suppliers to speak out against bad actors in the market if they hope to sustain and grow retail energy markets

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Adopts Staff Recommendations On Allocation Of Transmission Charges To Default Service

 

Former PUC Commissioner: Without Robust Set Of Consumer Protections, Regulators Won't Allow Electric Industry To Be As Competitive In Future

PUCs Will Give Regulated Utilities Greater Role In Consumer Protection If Consumer Harm Persists

Speaking at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Carla Peterman, former Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission, said that if greater consumer protections are not adopted, the retail electric industry of the future will have less of an opportunity for competition and an increased role for regulated utilities in consumer protection

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NRG Energy Objects To Allegedly "Misleading" Name Of Texas Aggregator

NRG Energy, Inc. ("NRG"), on its own behalf and on behalf of the retail electric providers (REPs") and power generation companies ("PGCs") it owns and operates in Texas, filed an objection to the application of ...

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Arizona Chairman: ACC Needs To Hear Retail Energy Success Stories For Choice To Be Adopted

Notes Utility Representatives' Presence Before Commissioners, Urges Suppliers To Be More Active

During a town hall at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum, Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Burns said that regulators in Arizona need to hear retail energy success stories for electric choice to move forward.

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Summer Energy Parent Reports Profit, Compressed Unit Margins On Shift To C&I Market

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. reported net income of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: More Nevada Customers May Negotiate For Lower Rates From NV Energy Rather Than Take Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker Regulation Bill Passes To Third Reading In House

 

May 15

Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquires Company Providing Integration Of Distributed Resources Into Wholesale Markets

Acquisition, "Paves The Path Toward Realizing The Stacked-Value Stream Potential Of Energy Storage," Company Says

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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Updated: EDF Trading Takes Equity Stake In Griddy Under Strategic Partnership

Investment Will Allow For Expansion Beyond Texas

Griddy Energy has signed a strategic partnership with EDF Trading Ltd (EDF), a subsidiary of the EDF Group, which includes an equity investment by EDF into Griddy

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Start-up Natural Gas Supplier Expanding To Retail Electricity

A start-up, which entered several retail natural gas markets last year, is expanding to retail electricity sales

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PSC Staff Seek Show Cause Orders Against Three Retail Suppliers For Alleged Slamming, Misleading Statements

Staff of the Maryland PSC, in separately filed complaints, have requested that the Commission issue show cause orders to three retail suppliers alleging instances of slamming and misleading statements

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Exec Joins Energy Service Provider Serving Master Planned Communities

 

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

The Maryland PC 44 energy storage working group has filed a revised Proof of Regulatory Concept Program Proposal which is intended, "to test innovative regulatory and business models for energy storage."

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D.C. PSC Sets Townhall On Grid Modernization Report (Dynamic Pricing, Data Access, Utility Offerings)

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Bill Prohibiting TDUs From Owning Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Medical Center Selects REP Affiliate For Microgrid, Back-up Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Sell Equity Interests In Two Power Plants

 

May 14

Updated: EDF Trading Takes Equity Stake In Griddy Under Strategic Partnership

Investment Will Allow For Expansion Beyond Texas

Griddy Energy has signed a strategic partnership with EDF Trading Ltd (EDF), a subsidiary of the EDF Group, which includes an equity investment by EDF into Griddy

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Gexa, NextEra Energy Services Name Retail Energy Veteran As VP and General Manager Of C&I Business

A retail energy vet has joined Gexa and NextEra Energy Services as Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial & Industrial business

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PSC Staff Says Utility's Default Service Cost Proposal Places Retail Suppliers At Disadvantage

Staff of the Maryland PSC said in comments to the Commission that a proposal from Pepco to recover certain transmission costs would place retail electric suppliers at a disadvantage

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PSC Staff Oppose Cap On Default Service Rate Increase Sought By Utility

Maryland PSC Staff have opposed a cap on an SOS rate increase at the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)

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Massachusetts Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Falling 16-18%

Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2019

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ComEd Files Revised Purchased Electricity Charges, Transmission Rates For Period Beginning June 1, 2019

Commonwealth Edison has filed an update to the new electric supply rates Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs) for the period beginning June 1, 2019, as well as the new bypassable transmission charges

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Retail Supplier Customers Paid $1 Million More Than Default Service In Feb. 2019

 

Texas ALJ Revises Suspension Date For New Oncor DCRF Charges, Sets Date As Sept. 1, As Requested By Retail Providers

As requested by retail electric providers, a Texas ALJ has revised the suspension date for Oncor's proposed updates to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service

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RetailEnergyX: Las Vegas Sands To Keep Venetian Resort On NV Energy Utility Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: AMS Announces Solar and Storage Partnership with 38 Degrees North and John Hancock

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker Regulation Bill Placed On House General State Calendar

 

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RetailEnergyX: Findings In Preliminary Report From SFPUC Staff "Support" San Francisco Takeover Of PG&E Assets

 

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RetailEnergyX: More U.K. Retail Suppliers Report Customer Losses, Hit From Price Cap

 

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RetailEnergyX: Freedom Energy Logistics Makes Donation Toward Children’s Scholarship Fund NH

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/9: Democrats Seek To Federally Regulate Retail Electric Suppliers Via National Clean Energy Standard

 

May 13

Texas Retail Electric Provider Names New Senior Manager, Operations

A Texas REP recently named ...

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Updated: Chris Hendrix Among Retail Energy Vets Launching New Texas REP, Will Focus On Providing Customers With Wholesale Market Access

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on April 17, several electric industry veterans, including Chris Hendrix, are launching a new Texas retail electric provider

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Centrica Reports Customer Growth In North American Consumer Business

Cites Higher Power Net Margins Versus Year-Ago, Negative Impact From Warmer Weather, In Trading Update

Centrica issued a trading statement in which the company said, "Centrica’s operational performance has been largely in line with the Company’s expectations in the first four months of 2019."

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Crius Earnings Lower On Solar Exit, Merger Costs; Retail Energy Adjusted Earnings Higher

Customer Count Decreases On Margin Discipline, Movement Away From Municipal Aggregation

Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy", the "Company", or the "Trust") today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Bill On Consumer Protections For Distributed Generation (Omits Problematic Language Prohibiting Retail Provider Early Termination Fees, And Other REP Mandates)
--- Bill Sets Disclosures For Distributed Generation Sales, Leases, PPAs

 

PSC Staff Seeks Show Cause Order Against Retail Supplier Due To Three Alleged Instances Of Slamming, One Alleged Instance Of Misrepresentation As Utility

Staff of the Public Service Commission of Maryland ("Staff') filed a complaint pursuant to Section 20.07.03 of the Code of Maryland Regulations ("COMAR") requesting that the Commission issue an order directing that ...

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PSC Staff Seeks Show Cause Order Against Retail Provider Due To Three Alleged Instances Of Slamming, One In Which 'Wet' Signature Could Not Be Produced

Staff of the Public Service Commission of Maryland ("Staff') filed a complaint pursuant to Section 20.07.03 of the Code of Maryland Regulations ("COMAR") requesting that the Commission issue an order directing that ...

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Proposed Order Would Grant Utility Authority For CSRs To Discuss Retail Supplier's Rate, Price To Compare Information During Customer Calls

A proposed decision from an Illinois ALJ would grant a petition for a declaratory order from Commonwealth Edison that would find that ComEd's proposed policy of directing its customer service representatives (CSRs) to discuss certain Price To Compare (PTC) information during customer calls is permitted under applicable regulations

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RetailEnergyX: New Electric Rates For NOPEC Aggregation Customers

 

Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine Corporation reported earnings today for the first quarter of 2019 (three months ended March 31, 2019)

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BGE Files Revised Generation Rates On Further Update To SOS Admin. Charge, Also Files New Bypassable Transmission, Reconciliation Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed a further revision to the "Total Generation Rate" for residential and Type I SOS customers for the period October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and Type II SOS customers for the period June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. BGE also filed an updated bypassable transmission rate and bypassable Rider 8 (reconciliation)

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CenterPoint-TDU Schedules Retail Electric Provider Workshop

Smart Meter Texas Market Holding Workshop For REPs

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has issued a save-the-date for its 2019 Competitive Retailer workshop

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: British Retail Energy Woes Weigh On E.ON, Centrica

 

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RetailEnergyX: RESA: Connecticut Customers Could Have Saved $56 Million By Shopping For Retail Electric Supplier During Q1

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected For Solar By Calif. School District

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Staff Issue Proposed EV Infrastructure, Charging Station policy Statement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Says Retail Supplier Failed To Pay Feed-in Tariff Generators, Threatens To Revoke License

 

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RetailEnergyX: CDPQ And Lightsource BP Form £150 Million Solar Financing Platform

 

May 10

Crius Earnings Lower On Solar Exit, Merger Costs; Retail Energy Adjusted Earnings Higher

Customer Count Decreases On Margin Discipline, Movement Away From Municipal Aggregation

Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy", the "Company", or the "Trust") today announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2019

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Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine Corporation reported earnings today for the first quarter of 2019 (three months ended March 31, 2019)

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Retail Energy Vets Join Broker As Directors, National Energy Portfolio

A broker announced that ...

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Updated: New York Court of Appeals Affirms PSC Authority To Cap ESCO Rates

The State of New York Court of Appeals has affirmed the New York PSC's authority to place a cap on ESCO pricing

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Settlement Reached To Set Amount Of New Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers To Recover Hurricane Restoration Costs At AEP Texas Central

REPs Would Be Subject To Billing And Collection Standards For New Nonbypassable Rider

AEP Texas Inc. (AEP Texas) and the Staff (Staff) of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) have reached a settlement concerning establishment 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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South Carolina House Concurs With Senate Amendments On Requiring Competitive Electricity Supply Program, Bill Enrolled

The South Carolina House has concurred with Senate amendments to H. 3659, which requires development of a program which would allow large customers to direct their utility to purchase renewable energy from a competitive provider on the customer's behalf, as the bill has now passed both houses and has been enrolled

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Reaches Agreement With Iroquois To Enhance Gas Deliverability For New York City

 

Texas PUC Won't Consider As Part Of CenterPoint-TDU Rate Case Application To Install Voltage-Regulation Battery Assets

PUC Also Won't Consider CEHE Proposal For Additional Allowance For Facility Extensions To Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a preliminary order in CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE, or CenterPoint), LLC's newly filed rate case.

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First In EnergyChoiceMatters.com (5/7): Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Not Immediate, Subject To Working Group

Retail Suppliers Not Granted Disconnection Authority

The Maryland PSC today issued an order providing that, "supplier consolidated billing for retail electric and gas supply customers is authorized in Maryland"

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Pa. PUC Approves RFP, Tariffs For Default Service Time Of Use Options

The Pennsylvania PUC approved PPL Electric's tariff and RFP to implement a Time of Use generation rate option for non-shopping customers, to be supplied by wholesale suppliers

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Texas PUC Formally Maintains ERCOT Reliability Deployment Price Adder If LCAP Triggered, Adopts Discrete Scarcity Pricing Rule Changes

The Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a written order on discrete changes to its scarcity pricing rules, in which the Commission held that the operating reserve demand curve and the real time reliability deployment price adder shall 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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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Alternative Ratemaking Bill Amended So That Competitive Supply Customers Share Same Distribution Cost Benefits As Utility Supply Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Acquire Anadarko

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Settlement Levying $185,000 In Penalties And Refunds On Company To Resolve Alleged Service As Retail Provider Without PUC Certificate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Amounts For Merger Credits Provided To Retail Electric Providers At AEP

 

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RetailEnergyX: Acquisition of InfraREIT by Oncor Approved By Texas PUC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: SunPower Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Energy Minister Announces Wholesale "Price Target"

 

May 9

Updated: New York Court of Appeals Affirms PSC Authority To Cap ESCO Rates

The State of New York Court of Appeals has affirmed the New York PSC's authority to place a cap on ESCO pricing

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RetailEnergyX: ESCO Affiliate Launches New Energy Procurement Platform Providing Optimal Term, Rate Structure From Market Data Points
--- Touted As Replacing "Opaque", "Arbitrary" Current Process Dominated By Brokers

 

South Carolina Senate Passes Amended Bill Requiring Competitive Electricity Supply Program

Bill Returns To House

The South Carolina Senate has passed an amended version of H. 3659 which requires development of a program which 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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Pepco Residential SOS Generation Rate To Increase 20% In October

Small C&I Rate To Increase 6%

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Democrats Seek To Federally Regulate Retail Electric Suppliers

 

South Jersey Industries Reports Earnings For Retail Energy Marketing Segment

South Jersey Industries (SJI) reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Customer Says Retail Supplier Charged Over $20,000 More Than Default Service Over Past Decade

 

UI Residential Default Service Rate To Decrease 20%

Small C&I Rate To Decrease 16%

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

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Utilities Report Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power reported that the following companies will serve Standard Service load for the second half of 2019:

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Delmarva-Md. SOS Energy Supply Rate To Increase 6% In October For Residential, Small C&I Customers

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

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tucson Electric Power To Join CAISO Western Energy Imbalance Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Agway Energy Services Parent Reports Revenue From Electric, Gas Sales

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Broker Named "Business Leader of the Year" By Conference of Mayors

 

May 8

Texas Retail Provider Issues Cease And Desist Letter To Start-up REP Over Start-up's Allegedly Misleading Name

Existing REP alleges start-up's name is duplicative

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Small Commercial Prices To Compare Falling 13-17%

Several FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Residential PTCs Falling 10%

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

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New ERCOT CDR Forecasts Increased Reserve Margin For 2021, Above 15%

ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June – September), a preliminary assessment for fall and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report.

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Bank's App To Allow Customers To Compare, Switch Retail Energy Suppliers

 

Groups Form New Coalition To Reform Virginia Electric Industry, Adopt Retail Electric Competition

Groups Call For Phase Out Of Capacity Market

A new group, the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition, has been formed to advocate for electric industry reforms in Virginia, including the introduction of retail electric competition

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Retail Supplier Voluntarily Suspends Marketing, Enrollments In State Pending Investigation Settlement Discussions

Another Supplier Suspends All Direct-Marketing To Residential Customers In State During Investigation's Pendency

In seeking stay of a procedural schedule in a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio investigation proceeding, Verde Energy USA Ohio, LLC stated that it has voluntarily agreed to immediately take steps to cease marketing retail electricity and gas to Ohio residents and cease enrolling new retail electricity and gas customers in Ohio.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell And Convergent Announce Joint Venture To Offer Energy Storage Solutions To Large Customers In Ontario

 

Group Of New York Municipal Aggregations Selects Retail Supplier, Rates Posted

Group selects ESCO for several aggregations

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MPower Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

MPower Energy has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Selects Provider For Nearly 50 Solar PPAs In Five States

 

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RetailEnergyX: Moody's Assigns Investment Grade Credit Rating To Opt-out Municipal Aggregation
--- Moody's Notes Rating Reflects "Captive" Customer Base

 

Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Not Immediate, Subject To Working Group

Retail Suppliers Not Granted Disconnection Authority

The Maryland PSC today issued an order providing that, "supplier consolidated billing for retail electric and gas supply customers is authorized in Maryland"

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RetailEnergyX: Some ERCOT Power Prices Hit $2,380/MWh On May 7

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Says Three Mile Island Unit 1 To Shut Down by September 30, 2019

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Cites Lower Unit Margins From Competitive Intensity In Reporting Earnings For Natural Gas Marketer

 

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Cutting 400+ Jobs In Retail Energy Segment, Citing Competitive Intensity, Market Conditions

 

May 7

Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing, Implementation Not Immediate, Subject To Working Group

Retail Suppliers Not Granted Disconnection Authority

The Maryland PSC today issued an order providing that, "supplier consolidated billing for retail electric and gas supply customers is authorized in Maryland"

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Gamifcation, Customer Engagement Company To Become Retail Energy Supplier

A gamifcation company will launch a retail supply business

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CFO Departing Retail Supplier

A CFO is departing a retail supplier

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Great Eastern Energy Dropping Additional Customers To Default Service

GEE informed its channel partners that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Start-up Texas REP Awarded $100,000 Investment In Cleantech Challenge

 

Updated: Spark Energy Reports Higher Earnings On Improved Unit Margins

Spark Ramping Up Organic Growth

Updated with new data, details

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SouthStar Parent Reports Increase In Competitive Retail Customer Count, Favorable Margins

Southern Company, the ultimate parent of SouthStar Energy Services and related retail energy brands, recently reported earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019.

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Monthly Net Loss In Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Again Approaches 10,000 Customers

PPL Sees Large Spike In Net Residential Migration Decline

After March saw a slowing in the net loss of residential electric customers on competitive supply in Pennsylvania, April saw the monthly net decline in residential electric shoppers once again approach 10,000 customers, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Wholesale Power Marketer Names New President

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Launches Solar Plus Storage Offering In New Jersey

 

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RetailEnergyX: Veolia To Acquire Remaining Stake In New England Power Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Long Beach, CA Considering Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: UGI Reports Results For Midstream & Marketing Segment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Akamai Technologies To Power Dallas Data Center With Wind Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes, Cash Tender Offer For Notes Due 2024

 

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RetailEnergyX: Kiwi Energy Makes Donation To Ohio City Bicycle Co-op

 

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RetailEnergyX: EVgo To Use 100% Renewable Energy To Power EV Fast Charging Network

 

May 6

Great Eastern Energy Dropping Additional Customers To Default Service

GEE informed its channel partners that ...

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Spark Energy Reports Higher Earnings On Improved Margins

Spark Ramping Up Organic Growth

Spark Energy, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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Retail Supplier Exiting Business, Assigning Customers

A retail supplier is exiting the business

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Regulator Proposes Making Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Available To Entities Other Than Political Subdivisions (HOAs, Community, Business Groups)

Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Bob Burns has asked that several topics be discussed at a workshop devoted to retail electric competition this summer, including community choice aggregation (CCA) and allowing entities other than political subdivisions to engage in CCA.

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Genie Energy Expects To Bring On First Texas Customers This Month Under Soft Launch

Genie Energy Reports Customer Growth

Domestic Earnings Higher On Margin Improvement

Genie Energy reported customer growth and higher Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019.

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small Business Default Service Rate Decreasing 20%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2019 to December 2019, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2019 to September 2019

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Draft Calif. Decision Would Determine Schedule For New Direct Access Load, Allocation To Wait List Customers

Draft Addresses Proposed Cap On Direct Access Load Within Community Choice Aggregations, Sought By CCA Group

The California PUC has issued a proposed decision which would address various facets of the statutory increase in direct access (DA) load of 4,000 gigawatt-hours

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RetailEnergyX: Governor Signs SB517/HB689 on Consumer Education and Commission Website Posting

 

Dominion Reports Competitive Retail Customer Count

In reporting earnings, Dominion reported its competitive retail natural gas customer count, which now includes customers from SCANA Energy, which Dominion acquired in the previously reported and closed acquisition of SCANA

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CNRG Group Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

-- Inertia Resources Receives Another New License

License Briefs

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Regulator Affirms Direction That Retail Suppliers Obtain Meter Read Date From Customers, Use Info In Enrollment Process And Communication Of Start Date To Customers, Denies Retail Suppliers' Motion

Regulator Discusses Enforcement

The Connecticut PURA denied a motion from the Retail Energy Supply Association which had asked PURA to reconsider several directives PURA issued in a recent ruling, including the requirement for suppliers to obtain meter read dates from customers, and to communicate a specific start date for service to customers.

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PSC Proposes New Rule Requiring Retail Suppliers To Report On Contracts Exempt From New Higher RPS Requirements

The District of Columbia PSC has issued proposed rule changes to implement recent revisions to the RPS law, including a new reporting requirement concerning contracts exempt from any RPS increases.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Passes Bill Making It Harder For Initiatives To Appear On Ballot (Energy Choice)

 

Dayton Power & Light Files Revised June 1 Default Service Rates

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

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Granted More Time To Gather Support For Revised Reorganization Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Accepts PJM Peak Shaving Adjustment Proposal

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves $7 Million Settlement With Generator

 

May 3

Promo For New Texas Retail Provider: "You're Screwed" On Current Plans In Market

"Not Your Parents' Utility": Clean Energy Start-Up, Led By Former CEO Of Multi-National Wind Generation Developer, Receives Texas REP Certificate

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

Will Offer Direct Access To Wholesale Market, Energy Management Tools

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted

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Vistra Energy (TXU, Dynegy Parent) Reports Higher Retail Adjusted EBITDA

Vistra CEO Does Not Expect Further Retail M&A In 2019, Harder To Say Beyond This Year

Vistra Sees A "Bit Of Attrition" In ERCOT Retail, Reports Customer Year-Over-Year Growth

Vistra Energy, the parent of various retail energy brands including TXU Energy and Dynegy, reported Adjusted EBITDA for its Retail segment of $257 million for the first quarter of 2019, up from $194 million a year ago

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Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Bill With Revised Language That Would Regulate Brokers, Require Registration With PUCT

The Texas House State Affairs Committee has reported favorably a substitute for SB 1497, which would subject electricity brokers to a registration requirement and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Substitute For Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Bill Now Applies Renewable Energy Compliance Reduction To Retail Suppliers As Well As Utilities
--- Substitute Allows EDUs To Offer Renewable Energy Services To Customers

 

Texas Senate Passes Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity (Already Passed House)

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

The Texas Senate has passed 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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Utility Files To Decrease Residential Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC proposed new POR discount rates to be effective June 1, 2019

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Summer Energy Launches In New State

Summer Energy Ohio is now actively pricing and transacting retail electric commercial sales in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Two New Class Action Settlements Announced For Customers Who Purchased Competitive Gas Supply (Antitrust Litigation)

 

Rushmore Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

• ADK Solutions Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator License
• Texas REP Certificate Relinquished

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Updated: NRG Reports Retail Volumes, Drivers Of Economic Gross Margin Decrease

A 10-Q for NRG disclosed further details concerning earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 (Q1 2019).

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Announces Strategic Review Of Microbusiness Energy Market

 

Illinois Discloses Prices From Capacity Procurement For Default Service Customers Starting in 2020

The Illinois Power Agency has posted results from a procurement of capacity for default service customers at Ameren Illinois

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May 2

AEP Texas Files To Consolidate Central, North Division Rates Into Single Rate Applicable To Both Territories

Proposes New Inadvertent Gain Fee Applicable To Retail Electric Providers

Would End Demand Ratchet For Secondary >10 kW Customers For Distribution Charge

New Rates Reduce Flat Monthly Charges Applicable To Residential Customers

Proposes To Refund Tax Savings To REPs Via Percent Discount Rather Than Per-Unit Refund

Seeks Authorization To Continue Offering Facilities Rental Service, A Competitive Energy Service

AEP Texas has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas a rate case to establish new base rates and make other changes, which would include the consolidation of the Central and North division revenue requirements into a single requirement, resulting in a single rate applicable to both service areas.

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NRG Expects Higher ERCOT Volatility To Create Opportunity To Acquire Small, Mid-Sized Customer Books "At Value"

During an earnings call this morning, Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer, discussed potential summer volatility in the ERCOT market as providing an opportunity to acquire retail customer books

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EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced that they will host an interactive workshop at the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale on Tuesday, May 14th at 9 AM open to all DNV GL Energy Executive Forum attendees.

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Texas Senate Passes Substitute Bill On Consumer Protections For Distributed Generation Which Omits Problematic Language Prohibiting Retail Provider Early Termination Fees, And Other REP Mandates

Bill Sets Disclosures For Distributed Generation Sales, Leases, PPAs

The Texas Senate approved SB 2066, in the form of a committee substitute, which would establish certain disclosure requirements for distributed renewable generation, for residential and small commercial customers

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Retail Supplier Seeks To Intervene In PUC's Investigation Of Another Supplier

A retail supplier moved to intervene in a recently opened proceeding at a PUC concerning alleged violations of various marketing rules by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Reports Gross Margin From Planned New Electric Sales Executed In Q1

 

PUCO Approves Separate Settlements With Two Retail Suppliers Which Includes Over $35,000 In Forfeitures

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved without modification separate settlements between PUCO Staff and ...

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BGE October Residential, Type I SOS Rates To Increase 10%

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and Type II SOS rates for the period June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.

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Another Las Vegas Resort Seeks To Take Competitive Electric Supply, Provider Named

Two Blackbirds Hospitality Management LLC applied at the Nevada PUC to take competitive electric supply for a new resort property being constructed in Las Vegas: The Drew Las Vegas

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Reports Volumes For WGL Retail Energy Marketing Business

 

Illinois Senate Passes Bill Which Would Generally Ban Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers

--- Requires Affirmative Consent For Certain Renewals

--- Prohibits Termination Fees On Time Of Use Rate Plans

--- Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

--- Requires Disclosure Of PTC In Marketing

--- Requires Utility Supply Rate On Supplier Bills

--- Adopts Switch Block Mechanism

The Illinois Senate has passed SB0651, which contains various revisions to statutes governing retail electric and natural gas marketing.

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NRG Reports Lower Retail Adjusted EBITDA On Higher Supply Costs

Reports On Contribution From Margin Enhancement Program

Reports Retail Customer Growth

In reporting earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019, NRG reported that its Retail segment posted ...

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PPL Residential Price To Compare To Increase 8%

Small Commercial PTC Declining 14%

PPL Electric has posted Prices to Compare for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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NRG To Return Inactive Texas Natural Gas Power Plant To Service

NRG Energy, Inc. said that it expects to return to service its inactive ...

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Green Group Now Opposing Florida Electric Choice Had Proposed Business Arrangement To Campaign For Proposal

 

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of NY Utility Operator Offering "WorryFree" Home Repair, Protection Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: Titan Energy New England Advises School On Rooftop Solar Installation

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/18: Hanwha Group Sub. Seeks Australia Retail Supplier License (Follows License In Texas)

 

May 1

Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquires Broker

Proceeds Disclosed

A broker has been sold to ...

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New York Utilities Seek To Offer Renewable Gas To Customers

Propose Utility Ownership Of Assets Related To Geothermal Heating

Seek Increased Marketing For Program Under Which Utilities Offer Energy Management Services To Large Customers

Seek New CIS To Support New Customer Programs And Rate Options

Consolidated Billing Charge Updated

Two LDCs have filed rate cases with the New York PSC

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Start-up Texas Retail Provider Receives License, Will Offer AI/Machine Learning Optimized Wholesale Pass-Through Subscription Service

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Ending General Land Office's Authority To Sell Retail Electricity Advances To Full Senate

 

The Only Retail Provider In Texas Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments Is Now Listing Offers On Power To Choose

Details Forthcoming Real-Time Product, Home Energy Control Station

The only Texas retail electric provider that accepts cryptocurrencies as payment has begun listing offers on the Power to Choose site

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BGE Files New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed proposed updated purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates for electricity and natural gas, to be effective June 1, 2019

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Energy Systems Exec Joins Texas-based Energy Procurement Advisory Firm To Lead Research and Product Design Group

An energy systems executive has joined ...

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Energy Advisors LLC Says Utility Complaint Concerning Retail Energy Marketing Named Wrong Company, Denies Allegations

Energy Advisors LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio said that a complaint filed by AEP Ohio against the company identified the wrong company as the company engaged in the alleged behavior leading to the complaint, and denied all of the allegations in the complaint

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Regulator Issues Order Prohibiting Retail Supplier From Marketing, Enrolling New Customers Via Any Means Other Than Online Enrollments, For Six Months

Imposes $1.5 Million Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier

Supplier is prohibited from accepting new residential customers and/or marketing to residential customers via any means other than online enrollments for six months

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Start-up Broker Led By Market Vets Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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AEP Ohio Residential Energy, Capacity Rate Decreasing

Small Commercial Energy, Capacity Rate Increasing

AEP Ohio has filed with PUCO updated rates for the Generation Energy Rider and Generation Capacity Rider, effective June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Completes Sale of Franchise Home Services Business, Clockwork, Inc

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica’s Local Energy Market Trial Completes Battery Installation In 100 Cornish Homes

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Reports Reduced Losses From Broker-Consultant

 

From 4/30 Texas Aggregation Achieves 3¢/kWh For Renewable Power

Adopts New Brand

A large aggregation announced that it ...

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RetailEnergyX: Atlantis Casino To Remain On NV Energy Bundled Service, Withdraws Competitive Supply Application

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Announces Solar Project At Calif. Medical Campus

 

From 4/22: Leadership Of Florida Senate, House Oppose Inclusion Of Electric Choice Initiative On Ballot

Leadership Says Initiative Violates Ballot Requirements

Leadership of the Florida Senate and House have filed briefs with the state's Supreme Court opposing inclusion of the proposed electric choice constitutional amendment initiative on the 2020 ballot, arguing that the initiative violates requirements to be on the ballot, such as the single subject rule, and also arguing that the initiative ballot summary is, "misleading."

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/18: Hanwha Group Sub. Seeks Australia Retail Supplier License (Follows License In Texas)

 

From 4/29: NEM Says Latest New York Utilities Cybersecurity Petition Can't Cure Procedural Deficiencies

The National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the New York PSC concerning a February petition from the joint utilities, which sought to "confirm" the previously adopted Data Security Agreement ('DSA') and its accompanying Self-Attestation ('SA') under the business-to-business process was appropriate, cannot be used to cure procedural deficiencies in the original creation of the DSA and SA

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April 30

Texas Retail Provider Offering Free Electricity Three Days A Week (3-Day Weekends)

Also Launches Free Mornings & Nights Plan

A REP has launched a new Texas residential electricity plan (Free 3 Day Weekends) that provides free electricity from 12 a.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday

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Texas Aggregation Achieves 3¢/kWh For Renewable Power

Adopts New Brand

A large aggregation announced that it ...

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Ameren Small Commercial Electric Supply Rate Falling 13%

New Electric Supply Rates Filed

Ameren has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission new Retail Purchased Electricity Charges (electric supply rates) for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Floor Amendment To Retail Energy Bill Would Adopt Switch Block
--- Prohibit Termination Fees On Time Of Use Rate Plans

 

 

Grant To New York Town Conditioned On Hitting Community Solar Enrollment Target

A New York town announced that if an enrollment target for a community solar program is hit, the town will receive a $25,000 sustainability grant.

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Regulator Approves Consolidation Of Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

New Rates Set

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at Nstar (Eversource), effective May 1, 2019.

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Regulator Approves 50% Increase In Residential POR Discount At National Grid (Rate Jumps To Over 2.5%)

Commercial Discount Falls 20%

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at National Grid, effective May 1, 2019.

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All American Power & Gas Receives Supplier License In New State
• United Metro Energy Services Corp. Receives New Supplier License

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-Based Broker-Consultant Opens New Office

 

New York Utilities Receive Further Extension To File Terms And Conditions For Green Button Connect Access

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted an extension to

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Announces New Interactive Energy Choice Migration Stats Page

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australia Establishes Default Market Offer (Price Caps)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Orders Automatic Compensation For "Erroneous Switches", Delayed Refunds

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. State Climate Action Plan Recommends Maintaining Current Nuclear Generation Levels, Increased Utility-Scale Solar, Wind

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ameresco Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dallas Fed Looks At Solar In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/29: Report: SSE Approaches Telecom, Cable Giant About Sale Of £1bn European Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

April 29

Large New York ESCO Ending Service To Assistance Program Customers, Withdraws Waiver

An ESCO has elected to no longer serve customers who are Assistance Program Participants (APP) customers in New York.

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ComEd Residential, Small Commercial Electric Supply Rate To Decrease 13% On June 1

Commonwealth Edison has filed new electric supply rates Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs) for the period beginning June 1, 2019, as well as new bypassable transmission charges

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Illinois Posts Prices, Suppliers Under Default Service Procurement At ComEd, Ameren

Illinois has posted prices and winning suppliers from the Illinois Power Agency's spring 2019 procurement of block energy supplies for default service customers at Commonwealth Edison, Ameren, and MidAmerican Energy Company

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RetailEnergyX: Report: SSE Approaches Telecom, Cable Giant About Sale Of £1bn European Retail Supplier

 

NEM Says Latest New York Utilities Cybersecurity Petition Can't Cure Procedural Deficiencies

The National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the New York PSC concerning a February petition from the joint utilities, which sought to "confirm" the previously adopted Data Security Agreement ('DSA') and its accompanying Self-Attestation ('SA') under the business-to-business process was appropriate, cannot be used to cure procedural deficiencies in the original creation of the DSA and SA

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RetailEnergyX: Total Enrolling 150,000 Retail Energy Customers Per Month In France As Company Reiterates Previously Reported Retail Focus

 

New York Utilities Seek Further Extension To File Terms And Conditions For Green Button Connect Access

The New York joint utilities have sought a further extension for the filing of Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Suppliers Fund Independent In-Home Service Advising Vulnerable Customers On Energy Costs, Best Rates

 

Texas QSE To Pay $25,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $25,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: New CEO Named For Business Unit Overseeing Retail Supplier, Energy Services Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts Zonal Allocation of 2019/2020 Excess Commitment Credits To LSEs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Rebranding After Merger

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York ISO Files To Implement New Locational Operating Reserves Region For New York City (Zone J)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff Says CenterPoint-TDU Storage Proposal Should Not Be Addressed In Rate Case

 

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RetailEnergyX: South Australia Government To Seek Electricity Supplies For Entire Load From Market After Project Failure

 

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RetailEnergyX: Spring Power & Gas Provides Donation To Bethesda Green's Leadership Academy

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/24: Con Edison Reaches Agreement For Expanded Natural Gas Capacity In Westchester

 

April 26

Retail Energy Vet Joins Renewable Energy Marketer As VP Of Sales

A retail energy vet has joined a renewable energy marketer

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Texas Committee Substitute Bill On Consumer Protections For Distributed Generation Removes Problematic Language Prohibiting Retail Provider Early Termination Fees, And Other REP Mandates

Bill Sets Disclosures For Distributed Generation Sales, Leases, PPAs

The Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee has reported favorably a substitute for SB 2066, which would establish certain disclosure requirements for distributed renewable generation, for residential and small commercial customers

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Cryptocurrency, Blockchain-Focused Texas Retail Provider Receives Authority To Collect Customer Deposits And Advance Payments

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Staff Set Date For Release Of Proposed Revisions To Retail Electric Competition Rules

 

PUC Imposes New Annual Fee On Retail Suppliers

Considers Whether To Assess Unique Fees To Suppliers In Future Based On Number Of Complaints

A PUC has adopted a new fee on retail suppliers

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Potomac Edison Small Commercial SOS Rates Falling 15%, New Non-Residential Rates Filed

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for Type I customers for the periods beginning June 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019, and new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Denies More Retail Supplier Out-Of-State Solar REC Grandfathering Requests

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Reports Higher Profitability From Retail Energy Broker

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Approves Tariff With Further NiMo Capacity Release Changes Already Reflected In GTOP

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipal Aggregation Issues RFP

 

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: Grand Sierra Resort Decides Against Taking Competitive Supply (Nevada)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Texas Summer Could Provide Glimpse In Electric Market's Future (More Price Responsive Demand)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Texas Says Customers Have Saved Nearly $200 Million Under MISO Membership

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Announces More Storage Funding

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

April 25

Retail Energy M&A Advisor Seeing Up To $800 Per RCE In Deals Being Worked

Retail energy veteran Preston Ochsner, of Ochsner Interests Inc., told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that he is working on several M&A deals in the retail energy space, acting as a broker, and provided the following observations concerning purchase price, book size, and other drivers that he is encountering

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Departing From ALJ's Recommendation, Pa. PUC Approves Modified PECO Prepay Pilot Program

ALJ Had Agreed Utility Prepay Program Was Anti-Competitive Due To Lack Of Billing Access For Retail Suppliers

PUC: Competition Act Does Not Bar Utility From Offering A Service If The Market Cannot

The Pennsylvania PUC this morning approved a modified prepaid pilot for electricity and dual-fuel customers at PECO

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Just Energy Announces Strategic Leadership Update

Names Retail Energy Vets To President Positions

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy'or the 'Company') today announced the hiring of Mike Beck as President - Mass Markets North America and Jeff Shoaf as President - Hudson Energy North America.

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New York PSC Approves Changes To Default Service Reconciliation Mechanism

The New York PSC has approved at Niagara Mohawk (National Grid, or Company) changes to its reconciliations mechanism for electricity hourly-priced (HP) default service, which will also impact the reconciliations seen by non-hourly default service customers

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Pepco Files New SOS Rates

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Reports Higher Contribution From Competitive Retail Segment, From Higher Retail Margins

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Retail Supplier Wins Ability To Serve PIPP Customer Load

An RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at Dayton Power & Light for the term June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 resulted in at least one conforming bid.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Study Of Impact Of Renewable Subsidies

 

From 2/13: Retail Supplier Seeks Market Enhancements At Dayton Power & Light

In ESP Case, Says DMR Rider "Syphon[s]" Above-Market Revenues To "Out-Of-State Bankers"

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy To Sell Minority Interest In Its Commercial Renewable Energy Portfolio To John Hancock

 

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RetailEnergyX: DaVita Contracts To Take Wind Power From Texas Wind, Solar Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ball Enters Agreements For 100% Renewable Energy In North America By 2021

 

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RetailEnergyX: Statesman: Austin Energy Customers Still Deserve Answers On Biomass Plant

 

From 10/18: NRG Launches Simplified Renewables Program For Businesses, Without PPA (Renewable Select)

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April 24

Just Energy Announces Strategic Leadership Update

Names Retail Energy Vets To President Positions

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy'or the 'Company') today announced the hiring of Mike Beck as President - Mass Markets North America and Jeff Shoaf as President - Hudson Energy North America.

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $85,000 Under Settlement To Resolve Alleged Switch-Hold Violations

A REP would pay $85,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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In Draft, Regulator Issues Further Directives To Retail Suppliers Concerning Amnesty, Refund Plans

--- Would Require Filed Plans To Conform To Latest Directives

The Connecticut PURA issued a "draft interim decision" which would establish further parameters and requirements for amnesty plans filed by retail electric suppliers.

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Consumer Counsel Seeks Suspension Of Retail Suppliers' Licenses, Transfer Of Customers to Default Service

In substantially similar motions to intervene in recently opened and separate PUCO investigations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica-Backed IoT Platform Acquires Home Energy Management Service Provider

 

 

IL Attorney General Urges Passage Of Bill Which Would Generally Ban Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers

--- Require Affirmative Consent 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

--- AG Says Customers On Retail Supply Paid $600 Million More Than SOS

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today urged the General Assembly, "to support legislation that will protect consumers from high-priced alternative retail electric and gas suppliers, which claim to offer cheaper energy rates than traditional utility companies but are almost always more expensive."

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RetailEnergyX: FT: Centrica Plans Software Business Expansion To Revive Fortunes

 

Poll: Super-Majority of Illinois Residents Want the Freedom to Choose Their Electricity Provider

A new poll shows that a super-majority of Illinois residents want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy in the Illinois power system.

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RetailEnergyX: Buffett Says Berkshire Hathaway Not In Talks To Buy Pacific Gas & Electric

 

Duke Energy Ohio Files New Bypassable Retail Energy, Capacity Rates For Electric Default Service

Duke Energy Ohio has filed new retail energy (RE) and retail capacity (RC) rates for default service customers for the period beginning June 1, 2019

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Group Seeks Expansion Of Proposed Competitive Supply Program At Tucson Electric Power To Include All Customers

The Arizona Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has filed comments at the Arizona Corporation Commission seeking the expansion of a proposed new competitive supply program for large C&I customers at Tucson Electric Power to all customers.

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RetailEnergyX: AG: "Almost Nobody" Saves On Retail Supply Contracts, Higher Prices Disproportionately Affect African-American and Latino Communities

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Reports Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Making Critical Care Electric Bills A Priority Claim Under Estate Code Advances

 

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RetailEnergyX: Con Edison Reaches Agreement For Expanded Natural Gas Capacity In Westchester

 

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant Funds Solar Energy and Horticultural Training Program at My Possibilities

 

April 23

IL Attorney General Urges Passage Of Bill Which Would Generally Ban Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers

--- Require Affirmative Consent 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

--- AG Says Customers On Retail Supply Paid $600 Million More Than SOS

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today urged the General Assembly, "to support legislation that will protect consumers from high-priced alternative retail electric and gas suppliers, which claim to offer cheaper energy rates than traditional utility companies but are almost always more expensive."

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Poll: Super-Majority of Illinois Residents Want the Freedom to Choose Their Electricity Provider

A new poll shows that a super-majority of Illinois residents want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy in the Illinois power system.

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Texas REP Transferring Customers To One Of Its Other Brands

Customers of a Texas REP are being transitioned to an affiliated brands

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New York Power Authority Now Authorized To Supply Power To Municipal Aggregations, Provide Low-Cost Finance To CCA Renewable Projects

The recently adopted New York budget authorizes the New York PSC to provide power supplies to municipal aggregations (CCAs) and also provide financing for CCA renewable energy projects

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New York City To Pursue Electricity Deal For 100% Hydropower

As part of announcing a series of environmental initiatives, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city's Administration will ...

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Updated: New Energy Choice Coalition Formally Launches

Advisory Board Includes Retail Supplier CEO

The Energy Choice Coalition has formally launched and begun public facing activities

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RetailEnergyX: PECO Posts Pending Prices To Compare For Period Beginning June 1

 

PSC Sets Workshop To Address Newly Adopted Requirement For Portion Of Default Service To Be Sourced From Long-Term Contracts

A PSC has scheduled a workshop to address the PSC's recent order requiring that 5% of electricity default service be sourced from long-term renewable PPAs

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Texas ALJ Suspends Oncor DCRF Change Beyond Customary September 1 Effective Date, Retail Providers Seek Reconsideration

A Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings Administrative Law Judge suspended the effective date of Oncor's requested update to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a charge applicable to retail electric providers taking delivery service, from September 1, 2019, until November 1, 2019

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Pa. PUC Extends Deadline For Comments On Whether Default Service Design, Procurement Changes Needed (Potential End Of Plain Vanilla Default Service)

The Pennsylvania PUC has granted an extension for the filing of comments in its recently opened investigation of potential changes to default service procurement policies and cost assignment & allocation policies (pricing) as a result of AMI-enabled data, including the potential to move away from a "plain vanilla" default service

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RetailEnergyX: Johns Hopkins Enters Into Solar Power Agreement With Retail Provider

 

Retail Suppliers Say Regulator's New Directive For Suppliers To Communicate To Customers The Date When An Enrollment Will Process Is Not Enforceable

The Retail Energy Supply Association recently filed a motion asking the Connecticut PURA to reconsider several directives PURA issued in ruling on a motion, including the requirement for suppliers to obtain meter read dates from customers, and to communicate a specific start date for service to customers.

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Reports Higher Contribution From Customer Supply, Trading Business Year-Over-Year

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT To Implement Phase I Of NPRR Providing For Use Of Actual Interval Data For IDR ESI IDs For Initial Settlement On May 1

 

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RetailEnergyX: General Mills Enters Virtual PPA With Texas Wind Farm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Gov. Touts Need For Nuclear

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Competitive Sub. Completes Purchase Of Wind Assets From Sempra

 

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RetailEnergyX: Town Declines To Participate In New York Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: 7X Energy Announces Final PPA Signing Texas Wind Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: EY Signs Power Purchase Agreements To Initiate Construction Of Two Texas Wind Farms

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Gov. Signs 50% RPS Law

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/10: Texas Committee Reports Favorably Substitute Requiring Study Of Impact Of Renewable Subsidies

 

April 22

Updated: New Energy Choice Coalition Formally Launches

Advisory Board Includes Retail Supplier CEO

The Energy Choice Coalition has formally launched and begun public facing activities

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CEO Departs Retail Supplier

A CEO has departed a retail supplier

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Texas Retail Provider Griddy Reports Customer Uptake, Savings Under IFTTT Platform That Automates Smart Home Devices To Respond To Price Signals

CEO Says "It's Time To Start Spending" On Marketing Griddy

Texas retail provider Griddy Energy, whose product passes through wholesale prices to retail customers for a monthly membership fee, provided an update on its recently launched offering under which customers may connect Griddy technology to smart home devices using the IFTTT platform, which automates members' devices based on price signals.

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Utility Files For Approval To Permit Retail Suppliers To Bill Non-Commodity Services On Utility Bill

An EDC has filed for approval to implement a non-commodity billing process that will allow retail electric suppliers to include non-commodity products and services on its consolidated bill ready bill

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State Raises Penalties For Retail Energy Slamming

A governor has signed legislation that will increase civil penalties for retail energy slamming practices

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent Of Retail Supplier Weighing Acquisition Of Mechanical, Industrial Services Firm

 

Broker Announces Partnership With Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Website

A broker announced ...

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Leadership Of Florida Senate, House Oppose Inclusion Of Electric Choice Initiative On Ballot

Leadership Says Initiative Violates Ballot Requirements

Leadership of the Florida Senate and House have filed briefs with the state's Supreme Court opposing inclusion of the proposed electric choice constitutional amendment initiative on the 2020 ballot, arguing that the initiative violates requirements to be on the ballot, such as the single subject rule, and also arguing that the initiative ballot summary is, "misleading."

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Groups Urge Regulator To Open Contemplated Grid Modernization Proceeding

Review Of Barriers To Offering Of Dynamic Pricing By Competitive Retail Suppliers

The Acadia Center, the Cape Light Compact JPE, Conservation Law Foundation, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and Northeast Clean Energy Council (the "Parties") requested that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (the "Department" or "DPU") immediately commence its investigation into the deployment of customer-facing grid modernization investments pursuant to its Grid Modernization Order dated May 10, 2018 in Docket 15-120

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Rushmore Energy Receives Supplier License In New State

• Compass Power Receives License In New State
• Transparent Energy Receives License In New State

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Demand Response Provider Names New VP Of Operations, Customer Success

A demand response provider has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Leaders Pen Op-Ed Urging Recognition Role CCAs Can Play As Retail Provider For "All Customers"

 

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RetailEnergyX: FT Column: Shell's Power Game

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 4/15: South Carolina Competitive Supply Bill Advances From Senate Committee (Already Passed House)

 

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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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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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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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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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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From 4/12: U.K. Retail Supplier Bulb Entering U.S. Market, Seeks Texas License

Bulb 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, 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

Usource has received ...

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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

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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

A retail supplier announced a JV with ...

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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

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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

The parent of a retail supplier has agreed to acquire ...

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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

A PE firm has announced ...

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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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