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New York ALJs Further Pushback Retail Mass Market Evidentiary Hearing Dates, Change Testimony Procedure

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market have issued a new hearing schedule.

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Regulator Changes Default View Of State-Run Retail Supply Rate Board To List Lowest Offers First

Proposes Other Changes To Retail Shopping Website

A regulator has issued for comment several proposed changes to the state's retail electricity shopping website and rate board, and in doing so noted that it has changed the default view of offers listed on the site

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California Utility Holding Company Reaches Agreement To Acquire Texas Utility Oncor, Edging Out Berkshire Hathaway Energy

A holding company owning several California utilities today announced an agreement to acquire Energy Future Holdings Corp., the indirect owner of 80 percent of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Does Not Expect FERC To Require Divestitures Under ECP Transaction

 

Texas PUC Staff Recommend Amounts For Assessment On Subject REPs To Fund Internet Broadcast of PUC Meetings

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed recommended fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online for FY 2018.

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Texas Staff Set Date For Next Workshop On Potential Enhancements To Improve Efficiency Of Energy-Only Market

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas will conduct a workshop on ...

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Texas QSE To Pay $190,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $190,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Investment Fund Provides Backing For Start-up Using AI To Forecast Buildings’ Energy Requirements

 

August 18

Calpine, Parent of Retail Suppliers, Agrees To Be Acquired By Investor Consortium

Calpine Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which ...

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Texas To Hold Another Workshop On Potential Enhancements To Improve Efficiency Of Energy-Only Market

Commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas yesterday agreed to hold a second workshop, to be held in October, concerning its project examining potential enhancements to improve the efficiency of the ERCOT energy-only market, including price formation issues

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Start-up Efficiency Aggregators Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Titan Energy New England Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Re-opens Enrollment for Opt-In Muni Aggregation

 

Texas PUC's Anderson Reiterates Concern Over Potential Transactions For Oncor Which Would Continue Material Debt Above Oncor

During yesterday's open meeting, Texas PUC Commissioner Kenneth Anderson reiterated his concerns about debt levels above Oncor in any potential transaction to acquire Oncor.

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Texas TDU To Pay $20,000 To Settle Alleged Violations Due To Excessive Consecutive Use Of Estimated Meter Reads

AEP Texas, Inc., as the successor in interest to AEP Texas Central Company, would pay $20,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) § 25.214(c), relating to Transmission and Distribution Utility Tariffs, and specifically tariff provisions governing the use of estimated meter reads

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ERCOT Issues Final Determination On Notification Of Suspension Of Operations For Garland Unit

ERCOT issued a final determination on ...

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From the Archives (2/24): Retail Supplier Returning Customers To Default Service, Relinquishing License Under $5 Million Settlement With Attorney General

PURA formally approved a settlement first reported by ECM in February that saw a retail supplier agree to drop customers to default service

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August 17

Texas Staff File Strawman Which Would Eliminate Requirement For REPs To Offer Deferred/Level Payment Plans, Deposit Installments, And Waived Late Fees To Certain Low-Income Customers

Staff Asks Whether REPs Should Be Required To Send Bill Inserts Concerning Whether REP Does, Or Does Not, Offer Low-Income Assistance Programs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a strawman proposal which would eliminate several customer protections currently in the substantive rules for customers who were eligible for the prior Lite-Up Texas discount program (funded by the defunct System Benefit Fund)

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Retail Supplier Expands Partnership With Shopping Community

A retail supplier has expanded its partnership with ...

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PUC Rehearing Order Addresses Bypassable Retail Adder, Customers' Ability To Opt-Out of Utility PJM Charges (Assigned To Retail Supplier)

As part of an eighth entry on rehearing concerning the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs' current electric security plan, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio again addressed a proposed retail adder, Retail Competition Enhancement Rider (Rider RCE), which would have acted as a proxy for unbundling but which did not require actual unbundling of distribution rates.

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RetailEnergyX: Rival Oncor Suitor Said To Purchase Debt Allowing It To Block Sale, Berkshire Hathaway Says It Will "Stand Firm" On Price

 

Texas Staff Formally File Contested Case Petition For Smart Meter Texas Requirements

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have formally filed a petition requesting that the Commission determine what changes, if any, should be made to the requirements for the continued operation of Smart Meter Texas (SMT) under the TDUs' Joint Development and Operations Agreement (JDOA).

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ERCOT Holding Second Workshop On Proposed Mass Transition Of Sharyland ESI IDs To Oncor

ERCOT will host a second informational workshop on the proposed Mass Transition of Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) ESI IDs from Sharyland Utilities to Oncor Electric Delivery Company.

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RetailEnergyX: Home Depot Selects Solar Provider For 30 Stores

 

August 16

Utilities File Amounts For New POR Discount Rates Following PSC Order

PSC Excluded Implementation Costs For Market Changes From POR Discounts

Addressed Spike In Uncollectibles, Impact on POR Rates

Pepco and Delmarva have filed with the Maryland PSC compliance filings containing new purchase of receivables discount rates in compliance with recent letter orders from the PSC

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Texas-Based Discount Power Leads Retail Suppliers, Brokers In Inc. 500 List

Several Retail Energy Companies Newly Make List

Revenue Data For Companies Disclosed

Texas-based Discount Power led retail suppliers and brokers in the annual Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth at private companies over the past three years.

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RESA: Analysis Shows Millions in Potential Electricity Savings Available to Connecticut Consumers

RESA: Many Competitive Electricity Offers Available Below The Cost Of Utility Standard Service Rate

An analysis of Connecticut’s competitive electricity market shows many competitive offers below the cost of utility service, and if all Connecticut electricity consumers taking utility standard rate service switched to these lowest available competitive offers, the potential savings are more than $18.5 million for July, the Retail Energy Supply Association said today

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BGE Proposed POR Discount Rate Revised Downward As Result Of PSC Order

Baltimore Gas & Electric earlier this month filed revised proposed updates to its electricity purchase of receivables discount rates as a result of a recent Maryland PSC letter order rejecting certain costs BGE had sought to include in the discounts.

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power has filed new Last Resort Service rates for the three-month period beginning October 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: New York ESCO Withdraws License

 

August 15

Crius Energy Acquires Another Retail Supply Book

Reports Community Solar Strategic Partnership

Crius Reports Only A Small Amount of Customer Base Subject To NY PSC Low-Income Ban

Crius Energy announced today that it acquired a 100% equity interest in ...

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Nstar Files New Default Service Rates

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for ...

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Regulator To Consider Opening Investigation Of Retail Supplier

A state regulator issued a draft order which would open the investigation of a retail supplier ...

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Resources to Power New Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex

 

Retail Supplier Launches 100% Solar Offer In 9 States

A retail supplier announced that it is now offering residential customers a 100% solar electricity supply plan in eight states and the District of Columbia

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RetailEnergyX: PA PUC Energy Shopping Websites Honored By Gov., Visitor Stats Reported

 

August 14

Genie Energy Acquires Retail Supplier

Genie Energy Ltd today announced that its Genie Retail Energy division has acquired ...

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Utility's Default Service Rates To Increase Over 50%

Lt. Gov.: Utility Should Have More "Flexibility" in Default Service Procurement

Gov. Urges Regulators To Use All Tools At Disposal

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Latest Draft Rules From PSC Drop Earlier Proposal That Supplier Licenses Expire After Five Years

New Draft Clarifies Sales Agents Subject To Photo ID Requirement

A PSC has issued a further revised draft of proposed changes to the electric supplier licensing rules, and one notable change is that the draft no longer proposes that supplier licenses expire after five years.

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Start-up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve .

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Proposes Changes To Retail Supplier Service Quality Rules

 

August 11

New York Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Preventing Implementation of ESCO Low-Income Service Prohibition

The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) under which the New York PSC is, "temporarily restrained and enjoined from enforcing or implementing," the PSC's order generally prohibiting ESCOs from serving assistance program participant (APP) customers

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Retail Supplier Selling Energy Inside 42 Sam's Clubs

Retail Store Sales Could Account For 500,000 New Customers Annually

A retail supplier announced that it is selling retail energy and related services within 42 Sam's Clubs in various states

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Anderson: Energy-Only Not A "Broken" System, As Texas PUC Considers Efficiency Improvements

Marquez: We've Been Hearing About Same Retirements Since 2013

Anderson Cites Emergence Of Pairing Generation, Large Retail Load As Changing Generation Economics

As the Public Utility Commission of Texas held a workshop on potential enhancements to improve the efficiency of the ERCOT energy-only market, Commissioner Kenneth Anderson emphasized that the market is not "broken" and has performed well

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog: Texas Electric Market Riddled With, "Deceivers, Manipulators And Violators"

 

Texas Retail Providers Requesting Low-Income Customer Sync List Collectively Serve 92% Of Such Low-Income Customers

Staff of the Texas PUC issued a memo concerning retail electric provider participation in requesting a list of low-income customers, and also proposing to set costs applicable to REPs for creating the list

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RESA: Residential Customers Switching To Lowest Priced Offers In Pennsylvania Potentially Produces $228 Million In Annual Savings

In a fact sheet concerning the benefits Pennsylvania has seen from retail choice, the Retail Energy Supply Association reported that, looking at offers available on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s electricity shopping comparison website as of the end of July 2017, "there was the potential for $228.6 million in savings had residential customers chosen the lowest-cost 12-month supply option available at that time."

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Seven Companies Considering Bids For NRG Renewable Biz

 

August 10

Constellation Acquiring Retail Customer Book

Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. is to acquire ...

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Just Energy Purchases, Launches Energy Efficiency, LED Retrofit Business

In an earnings call this morning, Just Energy said that it has purchased and launched a B2B energy efficiency and LED retrofitting business

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Just Energy Launched At 85 New Store Locations During Quarter, On Track For 500 Locations

Customer Count Declines On Margin Discipline, Company Sees Net Growth In Mass Market RCEs

In reporting Q1 fiscal 2018 earnings yesterday, Just Energy said that its previously reported (see story here) retail channel expansion strategy, which includes sales at partner retail stores, continued with 85 new store launches across nine different retail partners.

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New York ESCO Seeks Extension Of Deadline To De-Enroll Low-Income Customers Under Service Prohibition

Josco Energy Corporation filed a request with the New York PSC to extend the deadline for de-enrolling assistance program participant (APP) customer accounts identified by the electric and gas distribution utilities pursuant to Ordering Clause 10 of the Public Service Commission's Order Adopting Prohibition on Service to Low Income Customers by Energy Service Companies, issued December 16, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Denies Rehearing Of Decision Finding Utility’s Sought Offering Of Non-commodity Services Amounts To Impermissible Attempt At Rebundling

 

August 9

Chesapeake Utilities Retail Supplier Acquires Retail Book

Peninsula Energy Services Company (PESCO), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, acquired ...

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Great Eastern Energy Expands To New Service Territories

Great Eastern Energy (GEE) has expanded its service territory to ...

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Direct Energy Business Selected as Vendor by NYSERDA for Real Time Energy Management Program

Direct Energy Business announced that it has been selected to be a Qualified Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) Vendor, for Direct's Panoramic Power technology, by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Offering "Whole Life" Power Plan

 

Start-up Retail Supplier Led By Marketing, Telecom Entrepreneur & Retail Energy Vet Receives License In Another New State

A start-up recently received another new license

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Additional Texas REPs Request Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several additional Texas retail electric providers filed with the Texas PUC formal requests for production and receipt of a list of their low-income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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Wind Investors Seek Certified Question To Texas PUC Concerning Whether Approval Needed For Passive Transfers Of Interests In Generation

Several wind investors have, in separate applications raising the same question, sought to certify to the Texas PUC the question of whether transactions in which only passive interests in a generator are transferred, and in which there is no transfer of any ability for the investors to manage or control the operations of the project companies, require PUC review and approval under PURA § 39.158

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NRG Lays Off Workers Around The Country

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Sub Installs Its Largest Single Site Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System

 

August 8

IGS Energy Acquires Book of Customers

Interstate Gas Supply (IGS Energy) is acquiring a book of ...

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People's Counsel Urges PSC To Open Rulemaking For Supplier Consolidated Billing, Prohibit Supplier From Using SCB In Interim

An Office of People's Counsel has recommended that a PSC convene a rulemaking process to develop supplier consolidated billing regulations to address billing requirements and any associated consumer protection issues.

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Monthly Loss Of Residential Electric Customers On Competitive Supply Nearly Doubles During July In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania saw the net decrease in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply nearly double during July, compared to the net loss seen in June.

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RetailEnergyX: Load Group Opposes Oncor Rate Case Settlement For Failing To Allow Smaller Load To Elect 4CP Billing

 

Massachusetts Utility Files New Default Service Rates

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) has filed with the DPU new basic service rates

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RetailEnergyX: CPower Announces Partnership With Storage Provider To Offer Integrated Demand Response and Storage Solution

 

Broker Exploring Expansion To International Markets

A broker and energy risk management firm said that it is currently exploring markets in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former NRG VP Joins PSEG

 

August 7

Vistra Execs Address Sticky, Industry-Leading Retail Margins, Customer Segmentation

Vistra Reiterates View On M&A, Not "Compelled" To Seek Assets Outside Of ERCOT

During an earnings call on Friday, executives at Vistra Energy, the parent of TXU and Luminant, discussed retail margins and customer segmentation

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Spark Energy Reports Only A Small Amount of Customer Base Subject To NY PSC Low-Income Ban

CEO Sees Multiples Increasing For Retail Acquisition Valuations

During an earnings call on Friday, Spark Energy disclosed that only a relatively small amount of its customer base is subject to the New York PSC's prohibition on ESCO service to low-income customers (absent a PSC-approved waiver for a guaranteed savings product)

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Smart Meters To Be Deployed To Former Sharyland Customers Under Proposed Oncor Acquisition

Sharyland Utilities, L.P., Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C., and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC have filed at the Texas PUC for approval of the previously reported stipulated plan, agreed to by a group of stakeholders, for Oncor to acquire Sharyland's retail distribution system and customers.

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Dynegy Reiterates Conditions Required To Pursue Inorganic Retail Acquisitions

During an earnings call on Friday, Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon reiterated that, while the company will look at opportunistic retail acquisitions, any such acquisitions would be conditioned on not impeding its deleveraging, and would need to be accretive to shareholders

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RetailEnergyX: MI House Energy Chair Says PSC Pursuit Of Locational Capacity Requirements For Retail Suppliers Contravenes Law, Willing To Take PSC To Court

 

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Mayor Turner Says SB 1976 Has No Impact On Customer Protection, "On Its Face"

 

August 4

TXU Parent Sees Negligible Decline In Residential Customer Count, Reports "Robust" Margins

In releasing earnings today, Vistra Energy (parent of TXU and other retail brands) reported that it saw a negligible decrease in its residential customer count during the second quarter.

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Update: Here Are The Specific PULP Discovery Requests NY ESCOs Do Not Have To Respond To Due To Customer-Specific Info

PSC Affirms Deadlines For Responses Of Other Challenged Discovery Requests

The New York PSC issued a written order addressing interlocutory appeals of an order from the presiding ALJs in the PSC's retail evidentiary proceedings concerning a PULP motion to compel

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MP2 Energy Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas County Inks New Electric Supply Contract (Rate Disclosed)

 

Spark Energy, Inc. Reports Record Adjusted EBITDA

Spark Energy, Inc. reported that for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, the company posted record Adjusted EBITDA of $20.0 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $15.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

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Genie Retail Energy Reports Higher Customer Growth

Genie Retail Energy (GRE) reported higher customer growth during the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared with the growth seen in the three months ended March 31, 2017.

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Dynegy Reports Retail Growth, Customer Count By State

Dynegy announced in reporting earnings that its retail business has grown to ...

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Pa. PUC Grants Waiver To Utility To Extend Current Default Service Rates For Additional Three Months (Skips Scheduled Change)

The Pennsylvania PUC granted a petition from ...

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RetailEnergyX: Senate Confirms Two FERC Nominees

 

August 3

New N.Y. PSC Chair: Action Moving Evidentiary Hearing Process Forward, "Signals The End Of An ESCO Market That Provides No Value To Customers"

PSC Moves Forward With Retail Evidentiary Hearing Process

In rejecting interlocutory appeals of several rulings concerning the scope and procedure for its retail mass market evidentiary hearing process, the New York PSC denied requests to suspend or terminate the evidentiary phase of the proceeding and affirmed that the evidentiary hearing process will move forward

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Oncor Withdraws Originally Sought Minimum Charge For Residential Customers With Distributed Energy Resources, Under Rate Case Stipulation

Stipulation Would Implement Uniform Rates If Sharyland Acquisition Approved

Non-volumetric Residential Delivery Charge To Increase 43¢

Under a stipulation with a wide range of stakeholders to resolve its current rate case, Oncor has withdrawn its original proposal for a new rate class for residential customers with distributed energy resources (Rate DER) with a capacity of three kW or greater that would have included a minimum charge.

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Update: U.S. Retail Supplier Taps Retail Market Entry Specialists For New U.K. JV

A retail supplier announced ...

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Exelon CEO On Retail: "We Don't Need To Chase Volume, We Chase Margin"

Execs Talk Retail M&A, Segmentation Focus

During an earnings call, Exelon executives discussed their retail strategy and position.

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NRG Sees Accelerated Mass Market Customer Growth

NRG Energy reported that its Retail unit saw mass market customer growth during the quarter ending June 30, 2017 (second quarter)

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Calls For Retail Electric Choice In Utah

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni Approves $700K Compensation For CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Affirms Utilities May Own Distributed Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Approves ConEd Shared Solar Program For Low-Income Customers

 

August 2

On Appeal, N.Y. PSC Denies PULP Discovery Requests For Customer-Specific Info (Names, Address) From ESCOs

PSC Affirms Requirement For ESCOs To Respond To Other PULP Information Requests

In addressing an interlocutory appeal of the presiding ALJs' discovery ruling in the New York PSC's mass market evidentiary review, the New York PSC this morning ruled that ESCOs shall not be compelled to respond to PULP discovery requests seeking customer-specific information, but otherwise affirmed the ALJs' ruling compelling ESCOs to respond to PULP's other data requests.

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N.Y. PSC Denies Interlocutory Appeal On Scope, Process Of Retail Mass Market Evidentiary Process (ESCO Profitability, C&I Market Within Discovery Scope)

The New York PSC denied in its entirety an interlocutory appeal of several rulings concerning the scope and process of the retail mass market evidentiary hearing process.

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Just Energy Group Announces Deal with Joint Venture Partner to End Exclusivity of Just Energy Brand Online Sales in North America

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Broker, Energy Management Firm Names Former Dell Exec As Vice President of Sales Operations

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Agway Energy Services Seeks Licenses In New State

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ERCOT To Hold Informational Workshop On Potential Mass Transition Of ESI IDs Between TDSPs (Sharyland to Oncor)

ERCOT will host an informational workshop on a proposed Mass Transition of Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) ESI IDs from Sharyland Utilities to Oncor Electric Delivery Company.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Website Receives "Award of Distinction" From Leading Program

 

Affiliate of U.S. Retail Supplier Announces Further Expansion To Japan

An affiliate of a U.S. retail supplier announced further expansion into the Japanese electric market.

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More Texas REPs Request, Agree To Fund, Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several additional Texas retail electric providers filed with the Texas PUC formal requests for production and receipt of a list of their low-income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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NY PSC Denies Appeal Of ALJs' Ruling Concerning State Agency Access To Confidential ESCO Info

The Secretary of the New York PSC denied an appeal from Direct Energy concerning the manner in which other state agencies, who are parties to the evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail energy mass markets, may access confidential responses from ESCOs to various discovery requests issued in the case

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August 1

Direct Energy Customer Count Falls On Pullback From Low Margin Aggregations, Door-to-Door

Centrica Reports 26% Of North American Residential Energy Supply Enrollments Now Include Service Plan Or Connected Home Bundle

Centrica reported a decline in its North American Home energy supply customer count as it scaled back certain sales channels and focused efforts on higher margin customers in its Connected Home segment.

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EDF Trading Names Three Managing Directors For Its North American Business

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., announced the following three appointments to its management team across its two businesses in North America:

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Start-up Retail Supplier Led By Marketing, Telecom Entrepreneur Receives License

Retail Energy Vet Serves As President

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Files Bankruptcy Petition

 

Dozen More Texas REPs Request, Agree To Fund, Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several additional Texas retail electric providers filed with the Texas PUC formal requests for production and receipt of a list of their low-income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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Michigan PSC Remains "Concerned" Load Serving Entities Do Not Have Adequate Capacity For Lower Peninsula

While the Michigan PSC said there will be enough electricity available to meet customer needs throughout Michigan in the next five years, the PSC said that it, "remains concerned," that load serving entities in the Lower Peninsula do not have adequate capacity to meet the planning reserve requirements.

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RetailEnergyX: Electric Customers File Complaints About Door-To-Door Sales, Impression Agent Worked For Utility

 

July 31

Texas PUC's Marquez Tells Retail Providers She's Watching Post-SBF Low-Income Customer Treatment Very Carefully

Asks Whether Power To Choose Should Include Note That Specific REPs Do Not Offer Low-Income Programs

Asks Whether REPs Should Be Required To Send Notices To Customers Regarding Whether REP Offers Low-Income Programs

Staff Says REPs Must Submit Request For Low-Income Sync List By July 31 (What About New Market Entrants During Fiscal Year?)

During an open meeting discussion regarding the implementation of SB 1976, Texas PUC Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez informed retail electric providers that she is very interested in a rulemaking implementing the bill (and discontinuation of the related System Benefit Fund discount), and suggested several measures that would inform customers of whether REPs offer assistance to low-income customers.

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Now "Tiered" Retail Plans On Power To Choose Drawing Attention of Texas PUC

Tiers Are Latest, Predictable Gimmick To Get Lowest ¢/kWh Rate at 1,000 kWh

During Friday's open meeting, Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez said that she wishes to discuss further the emergence of "tiered" pricing plans that retail providers are listing on Power to Choose

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FirstEnergy Sets Meetings With FirstEnergy Solutions Creditors

FirstEnergy Corp. management is scheduled to have discussions with FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) creditors this week, FirstEnergy Corp. CEO Chuck Jones said during an earnings call on Friday

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RetailEnergyX: Release: Texas Electricity Ratings Announces Top 5 Best Electricity Providers in Texas

 

Asked About Strategic Direction, PSEG CEO Says "Quite Happy" With Merchant Power Unit

In response to an analyst question during an earnings call on Friday concerning the strategic direction for the company's merchant unit, Public Service Enterprise Group CEO Ralph Izzo said that the company is, "quite happy" with the cash generated from PSEG Power

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Additional Texas REPs Agree To Fund Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several additional Texas retail electric providers filed with the Texas PUC formal requests for production and receipt of a list of their low-income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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July 28

Calpine Confirms Discussions Regarding Potential Sale Of Company

In reporting earnings this morning, Calpine confirmed that its Board of Directors and management are in discussions regarding a potential sale of Calpine

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NY Appellate Division Affirms PSC Jurisdiction Over ESCO Pricing

Statutory Authority Allows PSC To Impose "Limitations" On ESCO Rates, Court Says

In addressing appeals from the Supreme Court for the County of Albany concerning that lower court's decision concerning the New York PSC's mass market "reset" order, which had banned ESCO service to all mass market customers except for two compliant products, an Appellate Division court agreed with the lower court that the PSC has authority over ESCO prices

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AEP CEO Sees Wide Support For Ohio Legislation Authorizing OVEC Nonbypasable Recovery, To Move On Regulated New Generation Next

CEO Doesn't Expect Legislation Requiring "Market Rate Offer" To Go Very Far

During an earnings call, AEP CEO Nicholas Akins provided a legislative update, telling investors that the company sees a wide range of support for legislation allowing nonbypasable recovery of Ohio Valley Electric Corporation costs.

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FirstEnergy Solutions Sheds 70,000 Customers

Consistent with its previously reported strategy to reduce competitive retail sales, FirstEnergy reported that FirstEnergy Solutions saw a net decline of 70,000 retail customers from March 31, 2017 to June 30, 2017, the company said in reporting earnings today

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Retail Supplier Now A Certified B Corp

A retail supplier announced today that it has become a Certified B Corporation.

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RetailEnergyX: Chicago CBS 2: Beware Of Alternative Electricity Supply Pitches

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report Examines Exit Fees for California Choice Customers

 

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July 27

NY Appellate Division Affirms PSC Jurisdiction Over ESCO Pricing

Statutory Authority Allows PSC To Impose "Limitations" On ESCO Rates, Court Says

In addressing appeals from the Supreme Court for the County of Albany concerning that lower court's decision concerning the New York PSC's mass market "reset" order, which had banned ESCO service to all mass market customers except for two compliant products, an Appellate Division court agreed with the lower court that the PSC has authority over ESCO prices

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Draft Order Would Require Utilities To List Comparison Of Retail Supply Charges, Shadow Billed Default Service Costs On Business Customer Bills

A draft decision would require that certain rate information, including a comparison of the customer's competitive supply cost versus the cost that would have been incurred under default service, be displayed on the first page of ...

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Proposed Pennsylvania Budget Increases Gross Receipts Tax On Retail Electric Sales, Institutes Tax On Retail Natural Gas Sales

Includes New Tax On Virtual Transactions In PJM

A proposed Pennsylvania omnibus tax bill (HB 542) which was adopted by the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee and scheduled for action in the full Senate today would raise the gross receipts tax (GRT) on retail electric sales, institute a new gross receipts tax on retail natural gas sales, and impose a new tax on virtual transactions in PJM

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Direct Energy Extends Hive Smart Thermostat Bundle To All Its U.S. Markets (9 New States, Includes New York)

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Energy Capital Partners In Advanced Talks to Acquire Calpine

 

Update: Interim Sharyland Rate Relief Amounts To About 8 Mills/kWh On Residential Volumetric Charge

Sharyland Utilities, L.P. has filed proposed interim residential rates applicable to retail electric providers serving residential customers in the Stanton, Brady, and Celeste territories (ex-Cap Rock), pursuant to the previously reported agreement under which Sharyland's customers are proposed to become part of the Oncor service area

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Direct Seeks Dismissal Of Dominion Virginia Power Application For Renewable Supply Tariff (Tariff Would Foreclose Ability Of Certain Customers To Take Competitive Supply)

Direct Energy Services, LLC asked the Virginia SCC to dismiss an application from Dominion Virginia Power for approval of 100 percent renewable energy tariffs, as Direct argued that as Dominion's application lacks information on the rate or source of renewable power under the program, "it fails to provide any basis on which the rates to be charged could be determined to be reasonable and just, or any basis on which the proposed rate schedules could be determined to be in the public interest."

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RESA Urges Termination Of N.Y. PSC Mass Market Evidentiary Hearing Process In Favor Of Restructured Track 2 Collaborative Process

Counsel for the Retail Energy Supply Association filed a letter with the New York PSC urging the Commission to terminate the Track 1 evidentiary hearing process reviewing the retail energy mass markets, and to proceed with a restructured Track 2 collaborative process

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ERCOT Receives Updated Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received an updated Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for ...

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July 26

Stream Names Texas Retail Vet As New Vice President and General Manager of Energy Services

Will Lead Innovation, Expansion

Stream Announces New State For Energy Services

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Mercuria To Acquire U.S. Power, Gas Marketing Business

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Ambit Seeks To Serve Large C&Is In New State

• National1 Energy Receives Texas Aggregator License

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RetailEnergyX: Chron Columnist Pushes To Allow Texas Energy Service Companies (REPs) To Access Usage Data Of Non-Customers Faster, Easier

 

Connecticut Gov. Orders Assessment Of Millstone Viability, Retail Market Compatibility Ordered To Be Considered

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order directing the relevant state agencies to conduct a resource assessment to evaluate the current and projected economic viability for the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear generating facilities, "in order for the state to determine a path forward that best benefits the residents of Connecticut."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Supplier’s Insurance Provider Balks At Paying Legal Defense Costs For Customer Class Action Suit

 

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RetailEnergyX: Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging New York Nuclear ZEC Program

 

July 25

New York ALJs Deny NEM Motion To Compel DPS Staff To Share Data From Information Requests Served On Non-Party ESCOs

The presiding New York ALJs have denied a motion to compel filed by the National Energy Marketers Association (NEMA) which had sought to require Department of Public Service Staff to share with NEM information responses submitted to Staff by ESCOs who are not parties to the New York PSC's evidentiary proceeding which is reviewing the retail energy mass market

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U.S.-Based Retail Supplier Announces Japan Launch

A retail supplier announced that it has expanded into Japan, the company’s first international market.

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RESA Alleges That Eversource's Proposed Grid Modernization Would Favor Default Service Customers, Discriminate Against Retail Supply Customers

RESA Opposes Basic Service Design Changes Sought Through Rate Case

In a post-hearing brief on an Eversource rate case in Massachusetts, that would consolidate and institute uniform rates for the Nstar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. service areas, the Retail Energy Supply Association alleged that grid modernization proposals that are part of the filing, and a related case, discriminate against retail supply customers in favor of basic service customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Broker Launches New Energy Reliability Service, Alternative Market Power

 

Update: PECO Posts New Prices To Compare

PECO has posted new electric prices to compare for the period beginning September 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Letter Presses For Electric Choice In Georgia, Cites Utility’s Troubled New Build Generation

 

July 24

Sharyland Retail Customers To Become Oncor Customers, Served Under Oncor Tariff, Under Proposed Asset Swap

Sharyland Customers To See Significant Delivery Rate Reductions

Interim Reduced Sharyland Rates Expected Within 60 Days

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC has announced an agreement with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. ("Sharyland") and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. ("SDTS") to swap assets in a transaction valued at approximately ...

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Texas PUC Staff Outline Process To Repeal SBF-Related Rules, "Forbear" Enforcement Of Inapplicable Rules After Fund's Termination During Rulemaking Process

Staff of the Texas PUC filed a memo outlining a process to repeal or amend various substantive rules (and the obligations they impose on REPs) related to the System Benefit Fund, with Staff stating they will forbear from enforcing the SBF-related rules, as it relates to new matters once the SBF expires, pending resolution of the rulemaking.

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Texas PUC Staff: Smart Meter Texas Functionality, Access Issues Should Be Addressed Through Contested Case

Staff of the Texas PUC have recommended that issues related to the Smart Meter Texas portal, including functionalities and third-party access, should be resolved through a contested case

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Law Clarifies Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Obligation For Retail Providers

 

ESCO Withdraws Request For N.Y. Waiver To Serve Low-Income Customers

An ESCO withdrew its previously submitted request for a waiver at the New York PSC, under which the ESCO had sought the authority to continue to serve Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers with a guaranteed savings product

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RetailEnergyX: Texas State Rep. Files Bill To Prohibit Higher, Special TDU Charges For Solar Customers

 

July 21

Subsidiary of Parent of Retail Supplier Enters Into Agreement To Launch New Retail Energy Joint Venture

A subsidiary of the parent of a retail supplier entered into a definitive agreement with a partner to launch a joint venture offering electricity and natural gas service to ...

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PUC Adopts Requirement For Advance Notice of Variable Rate Changes, Modifies Notice Threshold From Original 10%

Suppliers Must Tell Variable Rate Customers That "Price" Will Not Be Known Until Bill Issued, But Suppliers Required To Post Online All Variable Rates 5 Days Before Effective

Variable Rate Plans May Not "Bind" Customer For Longer Than One Month

A PUC has adopted final revisions, for legislative review, concerning retail electric marketing rules which include new variable rate disclosures, including a requirement to notify customers in advance of a variable rate change exceeding a specific threshold

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For Second Consecutive Month, Pennsylvania Sees Largest Monthly Net Decline In Residential Electric Shopping In Nearly Two Years

But Net Growth In Residential Shopping At PPL Surges

Repeating a trend seen in May, the month of June saw the largest monthly net decline in number of Pennsylvania residential electric customers on competitive supply since September 2015, though PPL saw the number of residential customers on competitive supply surge

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RetailEnergyX: Thousands Of Frustrated Customers At Texas Muni Sign Petition To End Monopoly, Citing Rate Hikes

 

More Texas REPs Agree To Fund Balance Of Costs Needed For Texas PUC To Produce Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several additional Texas retail electric providers filed with the Texas PUC formal requests for production and receipt of a list of their low-income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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ERCOT Finds Unit, Which Had Submitted Notification of Suspension of Operations, Not Needed For Transmission Reliability

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Incoming New York PSC Commissioner Doesn't Sign Oath, Leaves Seat Vacant

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Budget, Proposed System Administration Fee

 

July 20

State's Final Rules Drop Earlier Proposal For Complete Ban on Door-to-Door Energy Marketing

Adopts Requirements For Door-to-Door Sales

Proposed Telemarketing Restrictions Changed (Cellular Prohibition Changed)

A PUC has adopted final revisions, for legislative review, concerning retail electric marketing rules and has dropped an earlier proposal for a complete prohibition on door-to-door electricity marketing.

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Stream Energy Expanding To New Territories

Stream announced that it will soon begin offering residential electricity supply service at ...

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PSC Staff Cite Retail Choice, Customer Protection "Concerns" Regarding BGE Prepay Pilot Proposal, Offer Modifications

PSC Staff Suggest Allowing Retail Suppliers To Offer Prepay Service Under Form Of Supplier Consolidated Billing

In commenting on a proposal from Baltimore Gas & Electric to implement a prepay pilot program, Maryland PSC Staff said in comment that it, "has a number of specific concerns regarding customer protection and retail choice markets," with respect to the application, but said that Staff believes the concerns can be addressed through modifications to the proposal.

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State Expands Rescission Period To 11 Business Days For Certain Marketing Channels

A PUC has extended the rescission period for retail electric sales, with certain marketing channels subject to even longer rescission period

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Canadian Utility To Acquire Avista

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Appeals Texas PUC’s Denial Of Oncor Acquisition

 

July 19

N.Y. PSC Extends Deadline For Compliance With Low-Income Service Prohibition For Certain ESCOs

Clarifies Compliance Deadlines For Other ESCOs

The New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must comply with various ordering clauses of its order prohibiting service to assistance program participant customers (APP) for ...

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EnerConnex Hires Market Veteran For New Wholesale Business

ENERCONNEX, LLC announced that it has named ...

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N.Y. ALJs Deny Motions To Quash Subpoenas To Non-Party ESCOs, Issues Clarification

The presiding ALJs have rejected all motions to quash (and similarly styled relief) subpoenas, sought by Department of Public Service Staff, served on ESCOs who are not parties to the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market.

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Utility Files POR Implementation Plan, Updates Implementation Costs, Timeline

Utility Proposes Changes In Enrollment Timeline, Procedures

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Retail Supplier Confirms Identity of Purchaser For Residential Book

Includes Texas customers

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Texas Seeks To Deploy Smart Meters To, "Enable Future Products And Services For Customers"

 

July 18

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Makes Several Retail Market Commitments Concerning Proposed Oncor Acquisition, In Agreement With Texas REPs

Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), Oncor, and several retail electric providers and REP groups have signed an agreement setting forth three new regulatory commitments, related to the retail electric market, proposed by Berkshire Hathaway Energy in its proposed acquisition of Oncor

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PECO Residential Generation Rates To Increase On September 1, Commercial Rates To Decrease

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning September 1, 2017

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Most FirstEnergy-PA Prices To Compare To Fall In September

One Customer Class's Rate To Fall 40%

One Customer Class To See 16% Increase

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: 60% Of Residential Customers on Competitive Supply Paid More Than Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bizarre: Draft Dept. Of Energy Study Says ORDC "Make[s] ERCOT's Resource Adequacy Approach Similar To That of PJM and ISO-NE"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Court Rejects Arbitration Clause In Contract Of Retail Supplier Solar Affiliate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Forms 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

 

July 17

Residential Customers On Competitive Supply At ComEd Paying On Average Nearly 1.4¢/kWh Higher Rates Than Default Service (40% Muni Aggregation)

Non-Aggregation Residential Shopping At ComEd Increases By 175,000 As Aggregations Shrink By 300,000

Residential customers on competitive electric supply at Commonwealth Edison, where opt-out municipal aggregation accounts for 40% of switched residential customers, paid on average nearly 1.5¢/kWh above the default service rate for electricity supply during the 12-month period ending May 31, 2017, according to a report from the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development

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New York PSC Orders NYSERDA To "Suspend" 35% Of ESCO's Monthly ZEC (Nuclear) Compliance Obligation Payments

PSC Directs Staff To Review Process of Calculated LSE Loads For ZEC Compliance

The New York PSC issued an order directing NYSERDA, "to temporarily suspend, beginning with the August 2017 payment, 35% of Liberty’s [Liberty Power Holdings LLC] monthly ZEC [zero emissions credits] compliance obligation payments for the compliance period beginning April 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2018."

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ERCOT Reports Changes To Offer Cap, Value Of Lost Load Need To Be Considered For Real-Time Co-optmization (Prices of $18,000/MWh One Approach)

ERCOT Reports Preliminary $40 Million Estimated Price Tag, 4-5 Years Implementation Time for Real-Tme Co-optimization

ERCOT filed a report on the potential implementation of the co-optimization of energy and operating reserves in the real-time market (RTC) in which ERCOT indicated that changes to the Value of Lost Load (VOLL) and System-wide Offer Cap (SWOC) would need to be considered

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Residential Customers On Competitive Supply At Ameren, Where Muni Aggregation Accounts for 90% of Switched Customers, Paying On Average Nearly 0.7¢/kWh Higher Rates Than Default Service

Residential customers on competitive electric supply at Ameren, where opt-out municipal aggregation accounts for 90% of switched residential customers, paid on average nearly 0.7¢/kWh above the default service rate for electricity supply during the 12-month period ending May 31, 2017, according to a report from the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development

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Trump Names McIntyre To FERC, Designated As Chair

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RetailEnergyX: Federal Court Rejects Challenges To Illinois Nuclear Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former FERC Commish Clark Publishes White Paper on Challenges To Restructured Markets From "Around Market" Resource Choices

 

July 14

Pa. PUC Remands POR Clawback Charge Complaint To ALJ, Ruling Appears To Heavily Favor Requiring A Hearing On Reasonableness Of Clawback Tariff Provision

PUC: Retail Supplier Which Had Filed Complaint Against Clawback Tariff Is, "Statutorily Entitled To An Opportunity To Meet Its [Heavy] Burden Of Proof"

The Pennsylvania PUC, in an order on an interlocutory appeal, has remanded to an ALJ a complaint filed by Respond Power against Penelec and West Penn Power concerning purchase of receivables clawback charges imposed on Respond by the EDCs

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New Retail Supplier, Affiliated With Utility, Receives License

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Pa. PUC Proposes Requiring Utilities To Offer Customers Ability To Designate Third Party Who Would Receive Copy Of Any Change In Supplier (Switch) Notice

Will Provide Opportunity For Third Party Individuals To "Intervene" For Those Customers For Which There Is Concern About Their Ability To Participate Effectively In The Market

In a proceeding on implementing various utility customer protection measures, the Pennsylvania PUC has proposed requiring electric and natural gas distribution companies to offer customers the ability to designate a third-party who would receive copies of change-in-supplier (switching) notices, similar to the current ability to designate third parties for other important notices (such as past due and termination notices)

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Another Texas REP Agrees To Fund Balance Of Costs Needed For Texas PUC To Produce Low-Income Customer Sync List

Pursuant to Senate Bill 1976, another REP filed with the Texas PUC a formal request for production and receipt of a list of its low income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Controversy Around Texas Muni’s Contract Award Process For New Generation About To Get "Ugly"

 

Ohio OCC Questions Whether AEP Ohio Bypassable Recovery of Renewable Compliance Costs Exceeding Statutory Cost Cap

The Ohio Consumers Counsel has questioned whether AEP Ohio's recovery of renewable energy compliance costs, which are recovered via bypassable Rider AER, has exceeded a statutory cost cap, and asked PUCO to direct AEP Ohio to respond to OCC information requests

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RetailEnergyX: Report Recommends Retiring Certain Austin Energy Generating Units

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Posts Staff Notice Of Alleged Violations Against Pipelines

 

July 13

New Retail Supplier, Affiliated With Several Suppliers, Launches Service

A new retail supplier recently launched service

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Retail Supplier Launches New Small Business Service

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Michigan PSC Sets Electric Choice Cap At 0% For Two Investor-Owned Utilities, Several Co-ops

Pursuant to MCL 460.10a(1)(c), the Michigan PSC has set the electric choice cap at Indiana Michigan Power Company (AEP), Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy), and several cooperatives to 0%.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Spox: Choice At El Paso Electric Depends On Residents; Local, State Lawmakers

 

In Addressing Whether Utilities Should Be Required To Allow C&Is To Independently Contract With Renewable Energy Suppliers, Michigan PSC "Encourages" Utilities To Cooperate With C&Is On Customers' Preferred Mechanism

While not adopting a prescriptive requirement at this time, the Michigan PSC, in directing the utilities to file voluntary green power programs as required under the state's recent Act 342, "encourage[d]," the utilities to work in cooperation with any C&Is who feel that contracting directly with a renewable supplier best meets the customer's individual corporate sustainability goals at a competitive price.

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All Texas Retail Providers Encouraged To Be Involved in Discussions on Implementing, Testing For NPRR Allowing Additional Day To Change Date For (or Cancel) Enrollment

The Texas Standard Electronic Transaction (Texas SET) Working Group will conduct discussions regarding pre-implementation testing requirements for adopted NPRR778, Modifications to Date Change and Cancellation Evaluation Window.

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Congressional Subcommittee To Hear Testimony on RTOs' Operations, Effectiveness

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), announced two hearings as part of the committee’s new Powering America series.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Elliott Hires Investment Bank To Raise Capital For Oncor Deal; Elliott Tells Court It Was Barred From Seeking Oncor Financing

 

July 12

NRG "Transformation Plan" Emphasizes Investment in Retail Business

Includes Retail "Margin Enhancement" Plan

Plan Includes Divesting 6 GW Of Conventional Generation, 50-100% of NRG's Interest in NRG Yield and Renewables Platform

NRG Targeting $2.5-$4.0 Billion of Asset Sale Net Cash Proceeds

Asked About Potential NRG Texas Retirements, CEO Says "Very Comfortable" With Current Retail-Generation Balance in ERCOT

NRG Energy this morning announced the results from its business review committee process, launching a transformation plan that includes divesting 6 GW of conventional generation, as well as 50-100% of NRG's interest in NRG Yield and its Renewables platform

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Retail Supplier Parent Reaches Agreement to Sell Three Power Generating Assets

The parent of a retail supplier has reached agreements to sell three of its generating plants for approximately $300 million.

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Texas-Based Retail Provider Names Former NBA Rockets Star As First Brand Ambassador

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Utility With Choice Seeks Change in Commodity Supply Purchasing Plan To Mitigate Price Volatility

A utility asked a regulator to authorize a change in its commodity supply purchasing practices designed to mitigate price volatility

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Connected Home Launches New Hive Smart Home Plan

 

From 7/7: Regulator Adopts Guidelines on Retail Supplier Investigations, Violations; Ups Maximum Potential Penalty To $5 Million

Says Retail Suppliers Will Be Held Responsible For Use Of Non-Licensed Brokers

A regulator has adopted interim guidelines to apply in electric and natural gas competitive supplier formal investigations and proceedings

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July 11

PSC Issues Major Order On Structure, Design, and Procurement of Default Service --And It's Bad News For Retail Suppliers

Current Bypassable Adder Removed From SOS

PSC Won't "Coerce" Customers Off SOS

Essentially All Of Retail Suppliers' Sought Changes Rejected

A PSC has issued an order in its investigation into the current structure of electricity SOS, and essentially rejected all proposed changes from retail suppliers, while removing the current bypassable adder to SOS rates.

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PSC Denies Proposed Retail Auctions for Default Service With Scathing Rebuke

PSC: Georgia Gas Model a "Widely Viewed" As A "Failure"

PSC: Texas "Anything But" A Success

PSC: No State Has Ever Adopted Successful Retail Auction for SOS As Sought By Retail Suppliers

A PSC flatly rejected various proposals offered by retail suppliers for a retail model default service

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Retail Supplier Named Financial Ally Of U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative

A retail supplier has been selected as a Financial Ally with the Department of Energy's (DoE) Better Business Initiative, which the company said was established to help public and private organizations find financing for energy efficiency and renewable projects.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Enters Class Action Settlement, Includes Refunds

 

Texas Retail Provider Seeks Low-Income Customer Sync List From PUC, Agrees To Contribute Funding

A REP has filed a request with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for production and receipt of a list of its low-income electric customers for the state fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: CPower Acquires Energy Efficiency Measurement Firm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Coalition for Affordable Power: Although Consistently More Expensive, Residential Electricity Showing Promising Price Declines in Deregulated Market

 

New Retail Supplier (Xoom) Launches In Georgia Gas Market

A retail provider has newly launched service at AGL

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RetailEnergyX: City Investigates Texas Muni Generation Contract Awards, Concerns Raised Over Muni’s Trading Risk

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another Ohio Utility Offering Smart Home Product To Customers

 

National1 Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator License

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July 10

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Commits To Provide Bill Credits (Likely Through REPs) As Part of Proposed Oncor Acquisition

Other Commitments Address Use of Utility Logo, Code of Conduct

As part of 44 regulatory commitments Berkshire Hathaway Energy has made in its proposed acquisition of Oncor, disclosed in an SEC filing, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has proposed to provide certain rate credits to customers.

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New York ALJs Further Extend Deadline For Mass Market Review Testimony, Set New Date For Hearing

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets has further extended the procedural schedule, pushing the hearing date until late October.

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N.Y. PSC Grants Utilities Extension To Implement EDI Changes For APP Bill Credits (Changes Needed For ESCOs To Offer Waiver Guaranteed Savings Product)

The New York PSC has granted Consolidated Edison and Orange and Rockland Utilities a further extension of time to implement EDI changes necessary to accommodate ESCO bill credits to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers

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RetailEnergyX: Elliott Management Confirms Working On $18.5 Billion For Oncor

 

Texas Staff: Wider Adoption Of Battery Storage By TDUs As Regulated Assets Could Impede Pricing Signals In Energy-Only Market

Opposes AEP Texas' Sought Battery on Statutory, Policy Grounds

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said in a post-hearing brief that AEP Texas-North Division's application to install and own a lithium-ion battery in two locations on its distribution system should be denied, "as TNC’s proposal would authorize TNC to provide generation and back-up services, would discourage competitive market participants from providing the proposed resources and services, would distort market prices, and would cause inequitable cost shifting."

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Urges NYers to Reject ESCOs; End to Delay in Probe of High Prices

 

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RetailEnergyX: Court Vacates FERC Order Expanding Methods For New Generation To Avoid Price Floor in PJM Capacity Auction

 

July 7

Parent Of Texas Retail Provider Enters New Agreement To Acquire Oncor

Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., announced that it has executed a definitive merger agreement with Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH) under which Berkshire Hathaway Energy will acquire reorganized EFH and which will ultimately result in the acquisition of Oncor

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Regulator Adopts Guidelines on Retail Supplier Investigations, Violations; Ups Maximum Potential Penalty To $5 Million

Says Retail Suppliers Will Be Held Responsible For Use Of Non-Licensed Brokers

A regulator has adopted interim guidelines to apply in electric and natural gas competitive supplier formal investigations and proceedings

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TexasElectricityRatings Expands With Commercial Marketplace

CEO Says Commercial Rates Often "Hidden" By Brokers

TexasElectricityRatings.com announced that it has added a commercial energy marketplace to its platform, offering rate comparisons and customer reviews and insight

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RetailEnergyX: Texas County Selects Retail Provider, Said To Highlight Trend Of Governments Leaving Aggregations For Direct Contracting

 

PSC Orders Utility To Make Bill Ready Billing Available To Retail Suppliers Within 60 Days

Seeks Info On Incremental Cost of Utility's Billing For Retail Suppliers

The District of Columbia PSC adopted an order concerning a new billing system at Washington Gas Light, ordering WGL to make the bill-ready billing format available to competitive service providers (CSPs) within 60 days

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Exelon Enters Into Voluntary Mitigation Plan With Texas PUC Staff, Setting Offer Parameters For Generation

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Exelon Generation Company LLC have entered into a voluntary mitigation plan (VMP) concerning the offering practices that Exelon may use when offering certain of its generation resources into the ERCOT market

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N.Y. DPS Staff: ESCOs' Appeals Of "Mundane" Discovery Disputes Indicative Of Delay Tactic

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service opposed various stays of the mass market review evidentiary proceeding sought by various ESCOs, alleging that interlocutory appeals of "mundane" discovery disputes are indicative of a stalling tactic.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Holding Co. Announces Further Distribution Increase

 

July 6

TXU Parent To Acquire Nearly 1,100 MW of Generation in ERCOT

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Update: Spark Energy Further Details Consideration Paid At Closing Of Verde Acquisition

In an 8-K, Spark Energy provided further details concerning consideration paid in connection with its acquisition (accomplished through its subsidiary CenStar Energy) of Verde Energy, which recently closed, as RetailEnergyX.com reported yesterday

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Affiliate Of Large Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas Retail Provider Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Customer Rates at Eversource (MA) $50 Million Higher As A Result Of Muni Aggregation; Customers Feel "Confused"; "Put Off"

 

Region Planning Commission Seeks Aggregator License

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N.Y. ALJs Deny RESA's Sought Discovery Related To Utilities' Customer-Facing Historic Bill Calculators Comparing ESCOs, Default Service

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary retail mass market review have denied a specific discovery request by the Retail Energy Supply Association related to the historic bill calculators comparing ESCO service to default service offered on certain utility websites, with the ALJs finding that a link to the online calculators is sufficient, with only a representative "sampling" of results needed to be provided to the extent the utilities are unable to provide a link for RESA to perform its own calculations.

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Closes on Acquisition Of Retail Supplier

 

July 5

Utility Proposes New Method To Procure, Price Default Service; Would Transition Large Customers To Monthly Variable Rates

An EDC has proposed a new default service mechanism

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Update: N.Y. Court's Affirmation of PSC's Authority Over ESCO Pricing Undercuts ESCO Procedural Objections To Mass Market Review

The June 30 order from the Supreme Court for the County of Albany, New York, which upheld the PSC's general prohibition on ESCO service to low-income customers, and which affirmed the New York PSC has jurisdiction over ESCO pricing, undercuts several procedural objections ESCOs have raised in the separate retail energy mass market review currently before the PSC.

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New Retail Supplier Launches In Georgia Gas Market

A retail provider has newly launched service at AGL

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PSC Proposes New Retail Electric, Gas Customer Protection Rules

New Variable Rate Disclosures Proposed

Rescission Period Would Be Extended

Distributed Generation Providers Would Be Included in "Energy Supplier" Definition

Accelerated Switching Proposed

A PSC has issued proposed revisions to various retail electric and natural gas rules

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Closes on Acquisition, Boosting Customer Count To Nearly 1 Million

 

Texas Retail Provider Announces New Partnership With Minor League Baseball Team

A Texas REP announced a new partnership with the ...

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Retail Choice State Issues Proposed Rules For Third-Party Access To Customer Interval Data; Would Require Written LOA, Registration With PSC

A Maryland working group has filed proposed regulations to govern the access to customer interval meter data by third-party providers (PC 44)

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ERCOT Receives Updated Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Utility Without Choice Seeks Fifth Rate Increase In 10 Months

 

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RetailEnergyX: Study: ERCOT Annual Avg. LMP Would See Negligible Increase From LP&L Integration (ERCOT, SPP Studies Filed)

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts "Demand Response Strategy" Whitepaper, Says Retail Customers Should Not Necessarily Receive Compensation Through The Wholesale Energy Market

 

June 30

Breaking: N.Y. Court Upholds PSC Ban On ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

Says ESCOs Collaterally Estopped From Arguing PSC Lacks Jurisdiction Over ESCOs

Court: ESCOs, "Have Focused On Litigation To Frustrate The Plain Purpose Of The PSC And PSL"

A New York Supreme Court for the County of Albany has denied several ESCO petitions against the New York PSC and has upheld the PSC's authority to issue an order generally banning ESCOs from serving assistance program participant (APP) customers

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NEM Files Motion To Compel DPS Staff Production of Information Request Responses From Non-Party ESCOs in N.Y. PSC Evidentiary Mass Market Review

Direct Energy Alleges Failure To Share Info From Non-Parties Would Amount To Use Of "Secret Evidence"

The National Energy Marketers Association filed a motion to compel Staff of the Department of Public Service to provide complete and full responses to NEM Information Request IR-1 served on DPS Staff in the PSC's evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail energy mass markets.

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From 6/29: Oil Major Sub. To Acquire MP2 Energy

A subsidiary of an oil major announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of MP2 Energy LLC

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XOOM Energy Expanding To 3 New Markets

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N.Y. ALJs "Confident" That Written Agreement With Other State Agencies Concerning Confidential ESCO Info Will Provide "Absolute Protection" For Info

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's retail mass market review have adopted a process for other state agencies to execute written agreements to be bound by the PSC's determination of the confidential nature of any protected ESCO materials with regards to any Freedom of Information Law [FOIL] requests submitted to such state agencies for the information, the ALJs stating that they were "confident" that such a process would provide "absolute protection" for the confidential information

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PSNH Default Service Rate Will Increase On July 1

The New Hampshire PUC approved an increase in Public Service Company of New Hampshire's energy service rate (default service)

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC OKs Settlement Increasing Rider Paid By Retail Providers At AEP Texas By 40-50%

 

Trump Nominates Senate Committee Counsel, Former Utility VP To FERC

President Trump nominated ...

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California PUC Opens Rulemaking To Review Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), Alternatives

Says Utilities' Portfolio Allocation Methodology Proposal Premature

PUC Proposes "Guiding Principles" For PCIA

The California PUC has opened a rulemaking to review the current Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and potential changes and alternatives

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RetailEnergyX: UI Officially Announces 20% Drop in Default Service Rate On July 1

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Denies Rehearing Of Order Rejecting NextEra Purchase Of Oncor

 

June 29

Alert: Oil Major Sub. To Acquire MP2 Energy

A subsidiary of an oil major announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of MP2 Energy LLC

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Regulator Issues Revised Proposal Governing Door-to-Door Electricity Marketing

A regulator has issued a revised proposal governing the notice and conduct of door-to-door electricity sales.

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Retail Supplier Names New Assistant Vice President

A retail supplier named ...

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Texas Retail Provider Would Pay $70,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A Texas REP would pay $70,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Power District To Work Against Energy Choice, Or Seek Carve-Out

 

MPower Energy Receives Supplier License In New State
• Union Atlantic Electricity Seeks Supplier License In New State

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that it received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resource

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Texas Market Participant Would Pay $5,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A market participant would pay $5,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Listed in DMN’s List of Top 150 Companies

 

June 28

PSC Proposes New Retail Supplier Regulations, Would Require "Customer Consent Form" For All Contracts

Would Require Suppliers To Post "Adequate" Rate, Service Info For Residential And Small Commercial Offers Online

Would Limit Retail Licenses To Five Years

A PSC recently issued proposed new rules governing supplier licensing which includes the definition for a new term: "Customer Consent Form."

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Utilities Slash Proposed POR Discount Rate Hikes, New Rate Now Under 1.5%

Discount For One Class Had Initially Been Proposed At 6%

Two EDCs have filed with a PSC revised proposals to update their purchase of receivables discount rates, with a proposed new effective date of July 5, 2017

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Residential DCRF Charge Applicable to REPs To Fall 20% At CenterPoint-TDU, Other DCRF Charges To Increase Under Settlement

A unanimous settlement filed with the Texas PUC would establish new Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF) charged to retail electric providers at CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric for the period beginning September 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: FERC OKs Sales Of Retail Supplier

 

Citing Pending Appeals, New Commissioners, RESA Renews Request For Stay of N.Y. PSC Evidentiary Review of Mass Market

Citing several unresolved interlocutory appeals and discovery issues, as well as the arrival of three new Commissioners (including a new Chair) to the PSC, the Retail Energy Supply Association sought a stay of the PSC's evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail energy mass markets

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Retail Supplier Launches LED Retrofitting Program With No Upfront Costs, Combined With Electricity Supply Agreement

A retail supplier announced the launch of an LED Retrofitting program.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Cost Estimate For Rayburn Integration Transmission

 

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Texas Says Move To MISO Saved $52 Million Over Three Years

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Again Seeks Rehearing of Texas PUC Order Denying Oncor Purchase

 

June 27

Former Manager Of Muni Aggregation For Direct Energy Launching Start-up Broker

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RetailEnergyX: Firm Acquires Choose Energy

 

Parent Of Broker, Wholesale Marketer Seeks Retail Supplier License

The parent of a broker and wholesale marketer applied for a retail supplier license

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Duquesne Light Re-enrolling Onto CAP Grandfathered Customers Who Had Previously Been Removed (Results In Customers Losing Choice Eligibility, Customers Could Potentially Be Shopping Currently)

Duquesne Light is re-enrolling some 150-200 customers onto its Customer Assistance Program (CAP) who were supposed to be grandfathered under changes to the program, but who were nonetheless removed from CAP in 2014.

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Discloses Departure of CFO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Authorizes Increases In Number Of Shares Of Common Stock

 

June 26

N.Y. DPS Staff Cite Supreme Court Ruling on ESCO Mass Market Order As Confirming PSC's Jurisdiction To Issue Subpoenas To Non-Party ESCOs

A decision from a Supreme Court of New York, which vacated part of the New York PSC's ban (except for limited, compliant products) on ESCO service to mass market customers confirmed the PSC's jurisdiction over ESCOs and, accordingly, the PSC's ability to issue subpoenas to ESCOs who are not a party to the current evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail mass market, New York Department of Public Service Staff said in a reply to various ESCOs' motions to quash the subpoenas

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Update: Pa. PUC Issues Written Order Directing PPL To Meet With Retail Suppliers About CAP-SOP Operational Issues (Only Vehicle For Low-Income Shopping)

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a written order directing PPL Electric Utilities to meet with retail electric suppliers concerning operational issues related to the new Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which is the only vehicle for CAP customer shopping at PPL effective June 1

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New York PSC Grants Another Limited Further Extension Of Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted another limited, 30-day extension of the compliance deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers

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RetailEnergyX: Poster Promoting New York Muni Aggregation Promised, "No More Energy Telemarketers Or Door To Door Sales"
---New York Muni Aggregator Representing Multiple Municipalities Seeks Final OK From PSC To Launch Opt-out Aggregations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Multi-Village Municipal Aggregation Returning Customers To Default Service, Village Warns Customers of Competitive Offers

 

June 23

Utility Holding Company, Parent of Retail Supplier To Acquire EnerNOC

EnerNOC, Inc. has entered into an agreement to be acquired by ...

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N.Y. ALJs Stay Order Which Requires ESCOs To Provide Customer-Specific Info To PULP Under Discovery

Two of the presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's proceeding conducting an evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market have issued an order staying a May 25 discovery ruling ("Ruling") which had compelled ESCOs to respond to certain data requests filed by the Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc.

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RESA: Pa. PUC Order Restricting CAP Shopping Amounts to "Governmental Slamming"

RESA Says PUC Lacks Authority To Mandate Transfer of Customers From EGS To Default Service

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a brief with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in support of its appeal of the Pennsylvania PUC's decision which ordered that, effective June 1, Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers at PPL may only shop through a CAP-specific Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), under which the EGS must serve the customer at a 7% discount off the Price To Compare at the time of enrollment, with such EGS price fixed for 12 months

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RetailEnergyX: Official: Municipal Aggregation Will "Gamble" With Customers’ Rate

 

Start-Up Texas Retail Provider Receives Approval For Name Change

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted the start-up Texas retail electric provider formerly known as ...

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Texas REP Receives Amendment To Certificate Reflecting Change In Ownership

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Issues Findings Related To Retail Suppliers’ RPS Compliance (Opportunity To Challenge/Correct)

 

Update: PSNH Discloses Sale Price For Interest In Wyman Unit 4

Public Service Company of New Hampshire has disclosed in a New Hampshire PUC filing a sale price for its previously reported agreement to sell its 3.1433% undivided ownership interest as a tenant in common in W.F. Wyman Station – Unit 4 to a unit of NextEra Energy, which currently owns 84% of Wyman Unit 4.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-Based Retail Provider Moving Into New HQ, Doubling Its Space, Allowing For Growth

 

Briefly

• Texas PUC Assigns Docket To Consider Issues Related To Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative's Sought Move To Join ERCOT
• Texas PUC Assigns Docket For Rule Changes In Light of Elimination of System Benefit Fund

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chronicle: How To Avoid A Scam When Picking A Power Plan In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: NextEra May Try Again To Acquire Oncor

 

June 22

PSC Orders Use of Two Year, Rather Than Three Year, Full Requirements Contracts For Residential, Small Commercial Default Service

PSC Rejects Portfolio, Long-Term Contracts for SOS

A PSC recently adopted an order shortening the length of full requirements contracts procured for SOS

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Ohio Creates Rebuttable Presumption That Submetering Entities Are Utilities If They Charge Greater Than Default Service -- Could Scare Multi-Family Dwelling Owners Away From Retail Supply

PUCO Does Grant "Safe Harbor" For Competitive Retail Contracts, But Burden of Showing Safe Harbor May Still Leave Multi-Family Dwelling Owners Leery

Website Allowing Submetered Customers To Compare Their Rates To Default Service To Be Created

In a rehearing order, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio confirmed that it will apply a price test versus default service in determining (under a rebuttable presumption) whether a submetering entity is acting as a public utility, and further specified that, under this test, a submetering reseller shall be, under a rebuttable presumption, considered a public utility if the reseller charges an amount that is greater than what the submetered residential customer would have been charged through the local public utility's default service tariffs

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New York Senate Confirms Three New Commissioners To New York PSC

The New York State Department of Public Service announced that John B. Rhodes was confirmed by the New York State Senate to serve as a commissioner of the New York Public Service Commission (PSC).

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Urges New York PSC Chair To Continue "Cracking Down" On ESCOs

 

EnergyServ Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report Claims Complaints About Retail Suppliers "Surging" In Massachusetts

 

PSNH Discloses Buyer For Wyman Unit 4 Generating Station

Public Service Company of New Hampshire has sought FERC approval for ...

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Energy Advisory/Management Firm Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Amin Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas Staff Set Date For Workshop on ERCOT Price Formation, Market Efficiency

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will conduct a workshop regarding ...

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June 21

Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran As CFO

A retail supplier announced that ...

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National Energy Marketers Association Opening West Coast Office

The National Energy Marketers Association announced that it will be opening a new West Coast office in ...

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Engie Unit Rolling Out Residential Natural Gas Service

Think Energy, Engie's mass market retail supplier is rolling out natural gas service

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RetailEnergyX: Appeals Court Opinion Upholding PJM Capacity Performance Design Highlights How Bad Decades-Old Prior Design Was, How Much Customer Money Was Wasted (Generators Had Urged Texas To Bolt-On This Prior, Ineffective Design)

 

ESCO Alleges That NY PSC Subpoenas To Non-Parties Is An Attempt To Remove ESCOs From Market

Subpoenas Seek, "To Swat A Fly With A Tank", ESCO Says

Requiring non-party ESCOs to comply with "burdensome" subpoenas issued by New York Department of Public Service Staff concerning non-party ESCOs' financial and operational history, "is an attempt to remove Planet Energy (and similarly situated entities) as an ESCO in NY by inundating it with irrelevant and unduly burdensome discovery requests," Planet Energy (New York) Corp. said in a June 20 motion to quash the subpoenas

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RetailEnergyX: Study Depicts "Bleak" Future for Merchant Generation

 

June 20

Pennsylvania Utility Seeks Authority To Extend Current Default Service Rates For Additional Three Months (Skip Scheduled Change)

A Pennsylvania utility petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for waivers authorizing ...

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Retail Supplier Parent Launches Own-Branded Connected Home Camera

Leak Sensor, New Active Hub To Debut This Fall

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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Koch Energy Services Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State
• Sperian Energy Seeks Authority To Serve Customers In Multiple New Service Areas

• Operator Of Texas Electricity Ratings Receives Broker Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Former NY Senator Confirms He’s In-Line For PSC Seat Nom.

 

Texas PUC Staff Recommend Service Area Dispute Which Could Deprive 100 Customers of Retail Choice Be Set For Hearing

Staff Note Co-op Fails to Allege Immediate Danger

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that a service area dispute between Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (RGEC) and AEP Texas be referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning September 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Mayor of State’s Second Largest City Seeks Authorization To Implement Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

 

June 19

EQT To Acquire Parent of Retail Supplier

EQT Corporation announced ...

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Energy Efficiency Firm Launches New Broker, Hires Retail Energy Vet

A company which designs and implements direct install energy efficiency programs and provides related energy services, has created a new subsidiary ...

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Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Provider Certificate

A start-up applied for an Option 2 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Electric Choice Proponent Elected To Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board

 

National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for industrial customers for the three-month period beginning August 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Columnist: Investors Learning the Hard Way About Investing in Retail Supplier Parent’s Notes Program (Program Suspended After "Going Concern" Disclosure)

 

BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning September 1, 2017

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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 September 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Ranks Eighth on Houston Chronicle List of Top-Performing Companies

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning September 1, 2017.

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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 July 2017

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From the Archives (6/16): D.C. PSC Orders Development Of New POR Program At WGL; Adopts Major Design Elements

As first reported by ECM on Friday, D.C. PSC order adoption of POR at WGL

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy, Inc. Receives HSR Approval for Verde Acquisition and Completes Two-for-One Stock Split

 

June 16

PSC Orders Development Of New POR Program At New Utility; Adopts Major Design Elements

A PSC has adopted a new POR program at a new utility

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New York PSC ALJs Extended Deadline For Subpoena Response For At Least One Individual Non-Party ESCO

Responses For 140+ Other ESCOs Due Today Absent Similar Relief

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market have, for at least one individual ESCO who is not a party to the proceeding, extended the deadline for a response to a subpoena issued to the ESCO

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Michigan PSC Adopts Locational Capacity Requirement, And Finds It Has Authority To Allocate Locational Requirement To LSEs

Seeks Solutions To Address Allocation to LSEs, Shopping Issues

The Michigan PSC has adopted a locational requirement as part of the mandatory capacity obligations required under statute, but said that the allocation to LSEs and related issues will be addressed after further proceedings

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Michigan PSC Adopts Findings For Process To Set Electric Choice Cap To 0%, Start Date

The Michigan PSC has issued an order interpreting statutory language concerning when the PSC shall set the electric choice cap at a utility to 0%

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RetailEnergyX: FERC: ERCOT Summer Reserve Margin "Tight"; A Better Description Is Efficient

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Closes On Acquisition Of Texas Wind Farm

 

June 15

On Remand, PUC Agrees Utility's Sought Offering Of Non-commodity Services Amounts To Impermissible Attempt At Rebundling

Says Utility's Offering Of Non-commodity Service Contrary To State's Goals Under Deregulation

On remand, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said that Duke Energy Ohio's 2014 application to offer nonelectric products and services amounts to, "an attempt to rebundle services and is the inverse of what the General Assembly intended with R.C. 4928.17(C)."

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TransCanada Intends To Wind Down Power Marketing Business

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Pa. PUC Orders PPL To Meet With Retail Suppliers Regarding CAP-SOP Program Operational Issues (Only Vehicle For Low-Income Shopping)

PUC Accepts Withdrawal of PPL's Prior Proposal To Change Implementation Date

The Pennsylvania PUC accepted a motion from Vice Chair Andrew Place which directs PPL Electric Utilities to meet with retail electric suppliers concerning operational issues related to the new Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which is the only vehicle for CAP customer shopping at PPL effective June 1

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NY ALJs Clarify Time Period For ESCO Operations Subject To Discovery In Retail Mass Market Proceeding

The presiding ALJs have issued a ruling clarifying the period of time for which ESCOs' operations are subject to discovery in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets.

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Large Commodities Trader Receives Texas Retail Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Georgia City Taking Denial of Application To Act As Retail Gas Marketer To Court

 

Utility Seeking To Recover Eight-Year Old Costs From Retail Suppliers Due To Utility Error

A utility is seeking to recover eight-year old costs, resulting from a utility error, from retail suppliers

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ESCO, In Motion To Quash, Says DPS Staff Subpoenas Directed At Entire Industry Has Created "Chaotic Environment"

The issuance of some 176 subpoenas to ESCOs who are not part of the New York PSC's evidentiary mass market review has created a, "chaotic," environment, AP Gas & Electric (NY), LLC said in a motion to quash filed with the PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 10 Retail Suppliers, Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Board Approves Transmission Project in West Texas

 

June 14

LS Power Affiliate Launches Retail Electric Offers In Texas, With 0¢ Energy Charge For Energy Supply Usage At Or Under 1,000 kWh, With No REP Monthly Fee

Essentially Giving Away Free Supply For Customers Using 1,000 kWh Or Less, With Only TDU Fees Charged

Plans To Be National Leader in Retail Energy

LifeEnergy, an affiliate of LS Power, announced today that it is now offering residential and commercial electricity plans in Texas.

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Utility To Exit Self-Supply Function For Default Service, Cites Risks To Shareholders

An EDC will end its self-supply of default service

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Non-party ESCOs Seek Withdrawal of NY PSC Subpoenas, Say Subpoenas Deficient, Not Authorized By Law

Info Sought Under Subpoenas Revealed; Staff Asks What Impact Elimination of POR, UCB Would Have On ESCOs

Counsel for three ESCOs filed separate motions for the New York PSC to withdraw subpoena duces tecum issued to the ESCOs, which are not parties to the PSC's mass market evidentiary review proceeding, as counsel for the ESCOs said that the subpoenas were deficient, and the PSC lacked authority to issue the subpoenas.

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Offering Free Energy Audits to Small Commercial, Residential Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts Updated Capacity Market Repricing Proposal, Previews Energy Market Price Formation Working Paper

 

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RetailEnergyX: GenOn Files For Bankruptcy As NRG Exit Settlement Finalized

 

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RetailEnergyX: Moeller Promoted at EEI, New Chairs Announced

 

June 13

NY PSC Staff: ESCOs' Disclosure of Customer-Specific Info, As Required Under ALJs' Discovery Ruling, May Cause ESCOs To Violate UBPs

Constellation Energy Gas Choice, LLC and Direct Energy Services, LLC (appellants) filed a motion for interlocutory appeal of a recent discovery ruling from the presiding ALJs in the retail energy markets evidentiary proceeding, as Department of Public Service Staff separately said that disclosures required by the ALJs' ruling may cause ESCOs to violate the Uniform Business Practices due to the directed disclosure of personal customer information.

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Sunnova Raises Nearly $1 Billion In Past Three Months

Funding To Help Growth in Texas

Sunnova Wants To Be Customers' "Primary Power Provider"

Sunnova Energy Corporation announced today it has raised aggregate capital of nearly $1 billion in the past three months after closing a $140 million round of debt funding with CIT Group and other investors this past week.

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AEP Texas: Granting NOIE Co-op's Cease And Desist Request Would Harm Customers, Affect Customers' Choice of Retail Electric Provider

AEP Texas Says It Has Grandfathered Rights To Serve Disputed Territory

Granting a request from Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (RGEC) for an order from the Public Utility Commission of Texas requiring AEP Texas to cease serving over 100 residences in the Uvalde Estate Subdivision (outside of Uvalde, TX) would harm customers who are currently taking delivery services from AEP Texas, affecting customers' current choice of retail provider, AEP Texas said in a filing.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Launches Energy Efficiency Program

 

NY Seeks Comments on Requiring Provision of Aggregated Load Data To Registry To Be Used By Municipal Aggregators

The New York PSC has requested public comment on whether the large investor-owned utilities should be required to submit community-level aggregated data to a Utility Energy Registry (UER).

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Texas Generator To Pay $5,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A Texas generator would pay $5,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to settle alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy Using Psychology to Motivate Customers To Cut Power Use

 

June 12

Broker Enters LOI To Be Included In Larger Energy "Roll-up," To Be "Combined" With Retail Supplier

The parent of a broker announced in a news release today the signing of a non-binding LOI with ...

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Macquarie To Acquire U.S. Power Marketer, Gas Supplier

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IDT Energy Introduces Energy Supply Service for Commercial and Industrial Customers and Energy Brokers

IDT Energy, Inc., announced today that it has launched indirect energy procurement and advisory services for commercial and industrial customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Makes Play For On-Demand Home Services Market, Rolls Out National Online Service To Connect Customers With Local Tradespeople

 

ESCO Withdraws From NY Evidentiary Review Proceeding Citing "Burdensome and Irrelevant" Discovery

Constellation New Energy, Inc. (CNE) provided the New York PSC with notice of its withdrawal as a party from the PSC proceeding conducting an evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market.

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier Exec Leading Self-Described "Uber" Of Energy

 

Parent of Retail Supplier Launches "Let's Get Living" Campaign For Connected Home Devices, Launches New Bundle

Hive, Centrica's Connected Home brand, unveiled a new identity, positioning and "Let’s Get Living" campaign.

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RetailEnergyX: Castleton Commodities Closes Credit Facilities Totaling $ 3.6 Billion

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine "Literally" Losing Money Delivering Power To Texas Grid, Spox Says

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Agrees To Sale of Canadian E&P Business

 

June 9

Calling OPC's Interpretation "Misplaced", PSC Confirms Written Signature Not Needed For Telephonic Enrollments

People's Counsel Has Been Enforcing Own Interpretation Requiring Written Signature For Telephonic Sales, In Addressing Complaints

A PSC issued an order concerning retail electric contract authorizations which, "clarifies that only in written contracts between customers and suppliers are written signatures required from customers."

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Retail Market Vet Named VP of Operations at Texas REP

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SunPower Affiliate Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Pat Wood: Any Texan Paying North of 9 Cents For Power In Houston Is A "Dumb---"

---Wood: Big Savings From Texas Choice Include Savings From, "Not Paying For Unused Capacity"

---We Ask: How Is 40% Excess Capacity Acceptable In Other Restructured States?

 


New York ALJs Rule RESA Consultant Shall Have Access To "Unmasked" ESCO Pricing Data Filed By Utilities (Identifies Specific ESCOs)

ALJs Also Say Utilities May Share Unmasked Data Specific To An Individual ESCO With Such Individual ESCO

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets have ruled that an outside consultant retained by the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) shall receive copies of the "keys" required to identify the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and their customers whose identities currently are anonymized in confidential responses filed by the utilities in response to discovery requests made by Department of Public Service Staff.

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator To Hold Workshop On Diversity Requirements (Retail Suppliers Newly Implicated In Mandates)

 

Texas QSE Would Pay $40,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $40,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Receives Judgement For C$5.8 Million

 

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Silicon Valley Targets Electric Industry For Disruption

 

June 8

Study: Average Texas Residential Rates Lower In Some Competitive Areas Versus Non-Competitive Areas

A new study was released today which finds that, "by 2016, the average price paid by residential customers in some competitive market areas [of Texas] was lower than the average price paid in non-competitive market areas."

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RESA Petitions Pa. PUC To Simplify Process For Retail Suppliers To Renew Reduced Security Level, Says Current Process Costly, Burdensome

The Retail Energy Supply Association has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC to simplify the process for electric generation suppliers to renew previously approved reductions, from 10% to 5% of gross receipts, in the EGS's security required by the PUC.

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NEM: New York Should Not Institutionalize Disparity In Oversight of Distributed Resource Providers Versus ESCOs

Commenting on a New York PSC Staff white paper concerning PSC oversight of distributed energy resource suppliers (DERS) (see story here), the National Energy Marketers Association cautioned the PSC not to institutionalize disparity in treatment between DERS and ESCOs.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Partnering To Develop Community Solar

 

Texas PUC's Review of Potential Energy-Only Market Improvements Will Be "Deliberative"

Commission, "Not In a Hurry", "There's No Fire"

The Public Utility Commission of Texas's review of the efficiency of the energy-only market and potential improvements (including in the area of price formation) will be, "very deliberative," and, "thoughtful," Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez said during yesterday's open meeting, as Marquez said that the PUC is, "not in a hurry."

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Retail Supplier To Provide Local Solar Power To Verizon Center

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Issues Rehearing Order Denying NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dominion Millstone Subsidy Bill Fails To Pass In Regular CT Legislative Session

 

June 7

State Proposes That All Retail Electric Sales Transactions Must Be Recorded From Beginning To End

State Proposes Specific Requirements for TPVs

A state has released for comment draft changes to the electric supplier marketing standards.

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Nearly 80% of Floridians Support Energy Choice, ACCES Survey Says

Survey Shows Consumers Strongly Support Maintaining Existing Energy Choice, ACCES Says

A survey conducted for the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) of consumers in Florida and Ohio found that, "consumers are overwhelmingly in favor of choice."

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NY PSC Chair Nominee: Record Seems To Indicate Some Consumers Have Been Disadvantaged By ESCOs

Sees Role For "Innovative" Companies, But Must Stand Firm on Consumer Protection

Not In A Position To Have View On Litigation Of Mass Market Ban

Speaking before a New York Senate committee, John Rhodes, currently the CEO of NYSERDA who has been nominated to chair the New York PSC, said that the record seems to indicate that some customers have been "disadvantaged" by some of the practices of ESCOs, as Rhodes emphasized the need for consumer protection.

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RetailEnergyX: Village Voice: "Parasitic" Energy "Scammers" (ESCOs) Seeking To Drag Out PSC Review; PULP Alleges Delay Meant To Prolong Overcharging

 

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Selects Retail Supplier As Affinity Partner

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License Briefs

• CLE Power Seeks Broker License
• Amin Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas QSE To Pay $7,500 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Viridian Officially Announces Expansion of Large Commercial Program with New Partnership With Broker

 

June 6

Sperian Energy Eyes Texas Market, Expanding To Natural Gas, CEO Tells ECM

Sperian Energy's geographic expansion over the next six to nine months will include expansion into natural gas, as the company also wants to play a part in the Texas retail electric market, Sperian's newly appointed CEO Paul Keene told EnergyChoiceMatters.com.

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New York Utilities Agree To "Circuit Breaker" Approach To Recalculating ESCO Capacity Releases, Instead Of Adjustments Every Month

LDCs Will Allow ESCOs To Deliver Alternative Gas Supplies To City Gate Versus Allocated Storage

The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY (KEDNY) and KeySpan Gas East Corporation d/b/a National Grid (KEDLI) have proposed to make certain changes to capacity release as a result of an ESCO collaborative.

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Energy Advisory/Management Firm Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

An energy advisory firm applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Law Will Require REPs To Fund Sync of Low-Income Customer Lists (For Deposit Installments, Late Fee Waiver), If Such Lists Desired

 

EnergyServ Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

EnergyServ Solutions Inc. applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to pool residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

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Pennsylvania Sees Largest Monthly Net Decline In Residential Electric Shopping In Nearly Two Years

But PPL Sees First Residential Shopping Increase Since October 2015

The month of May saw the net decline in number of Pennsylvania residential electric customers on competitive supply more than double versus April 2017, but PPL saw its first net residential shopping growth since October 2015, according to the latest stats on PA Power Switch

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RetailEnergyX: Former Reliant President Joins Industrial Controls Company, Will Deepen Firm’s Energy Sector Presence

 

From the Archives (5/23): Retail Supplier Complaints Decline 70% in CT Since 2014, Stand At <1% Of Shopping Customers

A final report has been filed concerning CT's annual report on the retail market, including a decline in complaints first noted in a draft (see our earlier story)

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June 5

Solar Provider, Working With REP, To Offer 20-Year Buyback Agreement To Texas Customers

A solar provider announced that it is expanding its home solar service to Texas, offering a 20-year net metering facilitated by a REP

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Duke Energy Ohio To Rely Exclusively On 36-Month Contracts For Default Service Under One Year Of Its New Proposed Default Service Plan?

Duke Energy Ohio has filed with PUCO a proposed electric security plan that includes a proposal for procuring default service supply for the period June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2024

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Regulator Bans Use of Utility Name, Logo By Retail Suppliers

Denies Exemption Language Sought By Utility Affiliate

The Illinois ICC has issued a second notice order to adopt a host of new retail electric marketing rules, including a prohibition on the use of a utility name (where deceptive) and logo by retail electric suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Marketer Offering 50% Free RECs Raises $6 Million To Expand Program

 

Duke Energy Ohio Proposes Nonbypassable PowerForward Rider To Recover Innovative Services

Utility Proposes To Install Battery That Would Provide Ancillary Services To PJM

As part of a proposed electric security plan for the period June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2024, Duke Energy Ohio is proposing to institute a nonbypassable rider PowerForward Rider (Rider PF) to recover incremental costs associated with any advanced grid installations or other innovations approved by PUCO, including a proposed battery to be installed by the utility.

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Texas Market Participant To Pay $10,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

Victoria Electric Cooperative, Inc. would pay $10,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Texas PUC to settle alleged violations of Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Protocols § 16.12.3, concerning market participant audits of user security administrators and digital certificates.

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June 2

State Adopts Double Verification (LOA and TPV) For All In-Person Sales

"All In-Person Interactions" Now Regulated

Will Apply Same Customer Protections To MLM Sales As Required For Door-to-Door Sales

Will Require Background Checks on All MLM Agents Conducting In-Person Sales

The Illinois ICC has issued a second notice order to adopt a host of new retail electric marketing rules, including new rules that would subject all in-person sales, including multi-level marketing sales, and sales conducted outside the customer's home (such as at kiosks), to the same requirements which were previously limited to door-to-door sales.

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Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran As CEO, Will Lead Expansion, New Products

A retail supplier has named a market vet as CEO

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Texas Electricity Shopping Website Guaranteeing 25% In Savings

FAQ Says REPs Automatically Switch Variable Rate Customers To "High Rate" After One Month

FAQ Says REPs "Will" Enroll Customers On "High Rate" Variable Plan At Contract End

An electricity shopping website, which currently offers residential service in Texas, is guaranteeing customers, "at least 25% savings your first year, or your money back."

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RetailEnergyX: Start-up NY ESCO Launches, Selling Retail Power Via Wholesale Club/Membership Fee Model

 

State Adopts Separate "Written" Notice for Variable Rate Increases Greater Than 20%, Additional Disclosures

Retail Suppliers Must Provide Customers With High Price Alerts For Certain Products, At Customer-Selected Levels

Advanced Posting Of All Variable Rates Required

The Illinois ICC has issued a second notice order to adopt a host of new retail electric marketing rules, including new rules requiring the advance posting of residential variable rates, including a separate notice for rate increases above a set threshold.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Cuomo Nominates Union Rep. As NY PSC Commissioner

 

Regulator Orders Retail Suppliers To Call Customers Concerning Contract Expiration, Renewals

Regulator Requires Tweaked "Side by Side" Comparison For Renewal Offers

The Illinois ICC has issued a second notice order to adopt a host of new retail electric marketing rules, including new rules requiring the advance posting of residential variable rates, including a requirement for retail suppliers to call customers concerning the expiration of a contract.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT IMM Recommends Evaluation Of New Local Reserve Product, In State Of The Market Report

 

June 1

Regulator Denies Utility's Sought Tariff Change Which Had Been Opposed, Called "Unprecedented" By Retail Supplier

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Former FERC Chair, Demand Response Exec Join Strategic Advisory Board Of Energy Procurement Consultant

A former FERC Chair and a former Senior VP at a demand response company have joined ...

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New York DPS Staff Submit For ALJ Signatures Another 33 Subpoenas To ESCOs

ESCOs Seek Stay Of Motion To Compel Pending Interlocutory Appeal

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service submitted, for the signatures of the presiding ALJs, an additional 33 subpoenas duces tecum to be issued to ESCOs who are not parties to the PSC's evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail energy mass markets.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas AG Reaches Settlement Concerning Door-to-Door Marketing, Company To Pay $135,000

 

PSE&G Files For Gas Supply Rate Increase This Fall (Default Service)

Would be First Supply Rate Increase in Nine Years

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) today filed for what it called a "modest" increase in the residential gas supply rate for basic gas supply service customers

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Utility Affiliate Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Cato Files Amicus Brief Supporting Retail Supplier’s Petition For U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Decision Which Threatens Entire Channel of Retail Energy Marketing

 

Texas PUC Staff Propose Questions, ERCOT Updates For Energy-Only Review

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed for Commissioners' consideration proposed questions to be issued for comment in the PUC's project to consider energy-only market efficiency and improvements

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Alerts Consumers of June 1 Price Changes for Electric Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: MVC Files Copy of Merger Agreement For Crius Acquisition of USG&E

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Reports Results From PJM Capacity Auction, Calls Prices "Unsustainable" For Coal, Nukes

 

May 31

Spark Energy To Acquire Book Of Customers From ESCO Departing New York Market

Departing ESCO "Hope[s]" Market Exit Will Mean It Won't Be Subject To Staff Mass Market Review Subpoena

An ESCO is exiting the New York market and is transitioning some of its New York customers to Spark Energy, LLC

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Update: Crius Energy Trust To Acquire U.S. Gas & Electric

MVC Says Crius Acquisition of USG&E Determined To Be Superior To Equus Transaction

Crius Energy Trust ("Crius" or the "Trust") announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase, indirectly through one of its subsidiaries ...

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Parent of Retail Supplier, Broker Announces Marketing Agreement With Viridian For Commercial Electricity And Natural Gas Supply

The parent of a broker and retail supplier announced today that it has entered into a strategic marketing agreement with Viridian International Management, a direct selling organization, for medium to large commercial energy supply and related services.

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Retail Energy Veteran Named President of Broker-Consultant EnerConnex

A retail market vet recently joined EnerConnex, LLC as President and Managing Partner

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal Related To REP Pass-Throughs, Demand Charge, Rate Classification

 

Texas Comptroller Awards Electricity Procurement Contract To Broker

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Statewide Procurement Division has awarded its Electricity Sourcing Services contract to...

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RESA, Direct Energy Seek Interlocutory Review of New York ALJ Orders on Scope, Schedule of Retail Mass Market Review

The Retail Energy Supply Association and Direct Energy Services, LLC submitted to the New York PSC an emergency request for interlocutory review of several recent orders from the presiding ALJs concerning the scope and schedule of the retail energy mass market evidentiary review proceeding.

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Start-up Drops Sought Use of Name "Texas Utilities Exchange", Would Now Use "Texas Energy Exchange", "Texas Energy X"

The company formerly known as Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC has changed its legal name and has filed a revised application for an electric aggregator certificate with the Texas PUC.

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RetailEnergyX: AARP, PULP Applaud Subpoenaing Of Non-Party ESCOs By DPS Staff

 

May 30

Alert: Crius Energy To Acquire Retail Supplier With Nearly 400,000 RCEs

Crius Energy Trust ("Crius" or the "Trust") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase, indirectly through one of its subsidiaries ...

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Exclusive: New Customer Choice Advocacy Organization, The Energy Choice Coalition, To Launch Soon

A new organization, called The Energy Choice Coalition (ECC), dedicated to advancing the principles of consumer choice and competition in the United States electricity industry is slated to launch in the next month or so, the organization's leadership told EnergyChoiceMatters.com

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Texas Legislature Passes Bill Addressing Sale of Retail Power By General Land Office

An amended bill (SB 736) addressing the sale of retail power by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has passed both houses of the Texas legislature and has been sent to the governor

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Texas QSE Would Pay $30,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Business: What To Know About The New Balancing Congestion Charge In PJM

 

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RetailEnergyX: Fox 4 Dallas Runs "Basic Training" Series on Texas Electricity Shopping

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon to Retire Three Mile Island Generating Station, Absent Needed Policy "Reforms"

 

May 26

Nania Energy Acquires Energy Brokering Business From Energy Management/Analytics Company

CEO Sees More Broker M&A As Margins Compress

Nania Energy Advisors announced that it has acquired the energy supply brokering business of...

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New York PSC Staff Seek To Serve 143 Subpoenas On ESCOs Not Participating In Mass Market Review

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have provided to the presiding ALJs, for the ALJs' signatures, 143 subpoenas duces tecum to be issued to ESCOs who are not parties to the PSC's evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail energy mass markets.

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Broker-Consultant Names Retail Market Vet As VP Of Business Development

Evolution Energy Partners named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Launches Residential Solar Plus Storage Plan

 

New York ALJs Compel ESCOs To Respond To PULP Discovery Requests, Require Responses Within 5 Days

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the New York PSC's review of the retail energy mass markets have granted a motion to compel filed by the Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc., requiring ESCOs to respond to PULP's data requests.

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Texas ALJ Denies Summary Decision In AEP Texas' Petition To Own, Install Battery Storage

A Texas ALJ has denied a motion for summary decision filed by parties asking that the Public Utility Commission of Texas deny AEP Texas-North Division's application to install and own a lithium-ion battery in two locations on its distribution system

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Officially Surpasses 1 Million RCEs, Gives Free Energy To Contest Winners

 

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RetailEnergyX: DTE Sub. Acquires Texas Gas-to-Energy Projects

 

May 25

New Bill Supported By Load Groups, AARP Would Require Utilities To Provide Default Service Under "Market Rate Offer"

A newly filed bill would require that the electric distribution utilities provide default service under a "market rate offer" (MRO)

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Governor Signs Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Certain Retail Contract Renewals, Provision of Rate Comparison Info

New Law Requires Study of Default Service Versus Retail Supplier Rates

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New Ohio Bill Would Prohibit Utilities *And Affiliates* From Owning Generation

Bill Would Prohibit Utilities From Offering Competitive Retail Electric Service

A newly filed bill in the Ohio House of Representatives (H. B. No. 247) would provide that, beginning on January 1, 2019, no electric utility and no entity affiliated with that utility may own and control any installed generation capacity located in Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Bill Would Prevent PUC From Approving, In MRO, "Any" Provision "Adverse" To Muni Aggregation
---Overly Broad Language Could Be Used To Stymie Development of Individual Customer Choice, Retail Market Enhancements

 

Retail Supplier Announces Share Buyback Program

A retail supplier announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program

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Affiliate Of Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted

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PUC Approves Modified Day-One Choice Proposal (Revised Proposal Drops Customer Referral Program)

PUC Adopts Billing Changes To Facilitate Prepay Service For Retail Suppliers

A PUC has approved a revised program to implement day-one choice service.

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Update: Winning Retail Supplier To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers At Dayton Power & Light Ohio Disclosed

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ERCOT Issues Determination Regarding Whether STEC Units Needed For RMR

On May 1, 2017 ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resources: South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (RE) – PEARSALL_PEARS_1, PEARSALL_PEARS_2, PEARSALL_PEARS_3 (Pearsall Units 1, 2, and 3)

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Resources To Supply Power To Techemet

 

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RetailEnergyX: Raether: A Case For Retail Choice in Kansas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Reports PJM Capacity Auction Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Offering Reduced Rates for Military Personnel

 

May 24

New York PSC Grants Limited Further Extension Of Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted a limited, 30-day extension of the compliance deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers

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New York ALJs Will Allow PSC Staff To Conduct Discovery On ESCO Profitability In Serving Large C&I Customers

ALJs Affirm Retail Market Evidentiary Review Limited To Mass Market, But Find Discovery Related To Large C&I Market Appropriate

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy markets have affirmed that the proceeding is limited to reviewing the mass market, but found that discovery related to the large C&I market is appropriate

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Retail Supplier Would Pay $250,000 To Settle Alleged Overcharging

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would approve a settlement between the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E or Complainant) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: PSEG CEO Presses NJ Regulators To Allow Utilities To Be "Sales Channel" For New Products/Services

 

PJM Capacity Prices Jump 60% In EMAAC, Lower YoY For RTO, In 2020/21 Auction

PJM's base residual auction for the 2020-21 delivery year, the first auction which exclusively procured 100% capacity performance resources, saw capacity prices jump in EMAAC, with rest-of-RTO prices down versus the year-ago auction

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Says Two Of Its Nukes Fail To Clear PJM Capacity Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy, PSEG Power Report Results From PJM Capacity Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: TEPCO To Acquire 50% Stake In Ohio Battery Storage Project

 

May 23

Retail Supplier Approves Two-for-One Stock Split

A retail supplier announced today that its Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split

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Retail Supplier Complaints Decline 70% Since 2014, Stand At <1% Of Shopping Customers

Complaints filed against retail electric suppliers have declined 70% from 2014 to 2016, according to a draft annual Connecticut PURA report on the retail electric market.

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Oil Major Registers As ERCOT Power Marketer

An oil major has submitted a registration as a power marketer in Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Suspends Unsecured Subordinated Note Program After "Going Concern" Disclosure

 

Retail Supplier Reports Earnings, Other Financial Data In Connection With Sale

Various financial metrics for U.S. Gas & Electric have been reported in an investor presentation regarding the previously reported transaction (see details here) under which Equus Total Return, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MVC Capital, Inc.'s largest portfolio holding, U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.

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New York Consumer Advocates Oppose More ESCO Waiver Requests To Serve Low-Income Customers

Various New York consumer advocates have opposed the waivers sought by nine ESCOs to continue serving low-income customers.

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Update: PECO June 1 Prices To Compare Change Slightly On Transmission Rate Update

PECO has updated its new electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2017 due to a change in the transmission rate

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Discloses Details On Sought Restructuring Of GenOn Via Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceedings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Stream Moves Into New HQ in Addison

 

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RetailEnergyX: Luminant Seeks To Correct "Incorrect" Identification Of Company As Affiliate In TerraForm-Orion Texas M&A Application

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg Gadfly: Calpine, Dynegy Deal Talk Suggests Power Producers Vulnerable

 

May 22

Retail Supplier: Competitive Market Yields 30% Gross Margin Vs. Utility, But Municipal Aggregators Only Passing 1-2% Savings On To Customers

Municipal Aggregator Cites "Concern" With Expansion of Direct Access, Worried Low-Income Customer Rates Would Rise

Electricity community choice aggregations (CCA) in California are only passing 1-2% in savings on to their customers even as the competitive wholesale market produces gross margin of 30% versus the utility rate, Ron Perry, CEO of Commercial Energy, told a California en banc hearing on retail electric choice.

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Retail Supplier: New Legislation Not Needed To Immediately Increase California Businesses Eligible For Direct Access

The number of business customers eligible for direct access can be increased immediately without new legislation, Ron Perry, CEO of Commercial Energy, told a California en banc hearing on retail electric choice.

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Retail Supplier Closes New $120 Million Credit Facility To Support Growth

A retail supplier announced today the closing of a new $120 million senior secured borrowing base credit facility

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RetailEnergyX: Here’s How Many Customers View The Connecticut PURA Retail Electric Rate Board

 

New York PSC To Allow Large ESCO To Continue Enrolling, Serving Customers, In Ruling On Show Cause Order

Addressing a prior order to show cause, the New York PSC will allow Spark Energy, LLC and Spark Energy Gas, LLC (together, Spark, or the Company) to continue marketing to and enrolling residential and non-residential natural gas and electric customers, "as long as Spark abides by the procedural improvements noted in its initial and supplemental responses and it complies with all provisions of the UBP and applicable Commission Orders."

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Santanna Energy Services Receives Supplier License In New State

• Charity+Power Receives New License

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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 June 2017

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Entrust Energy Joins Retail Energy Supply Association

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) announced Entrust Energy as its newest member.

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RetailEnergyX: Columnist: Texas "Winning" Versus Florida With Electric Choice (Follows Large Feature on Choice In PNJ)

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Suit Filed Against FirstEnergy Solutions Over Polar Vortex Surcharge

 

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RetailEnergyX: Agribusiness Piloting Tesla Battery For Solar Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: The Race to Build a Better Battery for Storing Power

 

May 19

Vistra CEO: Only Way To Grow TXU Brand Is Through Acquisition, But It's Not The Right Time

Absent M&A, Retail Growth Will Come From New Brands, Segmentation

Vistra "Actively" Looking To Acquire ERCOT CCGTs

Any meaningful customer growth for the TXU Energy brand will likely need to come from acquisitions, but now is not the right time to purchase retail books, Vistra Energy CEO Curt Morgan said during an earnings call yesterday

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Just Energy Exploring Inorganic Growth, But Not Interested In Most Books Currently Out There

Just Energy said during an earnings call yesterday that it is exploring inorganic growth through acquisitions of several types of companies, including retail suppliers active in North America, but the company said that most of the books currently out there are not of interest to it.

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ComEd Residential Price To Compare Increasing 10% On June 1

Commonwealth Edison's residential price to compare will increase nearly 11% starting June 1.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Vistra (TXU Parent) Approaches Dynegy With Takeover Pitch

 

Texas PUC To Consider Recommendations For ERCOT Energy-Only Market Improvements

Texas PUC's Anderson: Marginal Losses A "No Brainer"

Anderson: Doesn't Plan To Take Up Transmission Cost Allocation

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will open a project to consider recommendations for improvements in the ERCOT energy-only market design, prompted by a paper filed by Calpine and NRG Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra CEO: New Thermal Resource Development in ERCOT, "Inexplicable"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Unlikely To Reverse Course On Rejection of NextEra Purchase of Oncor

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Opens Review Of Third Party Electric Vehicle Charging Services

 

May 18

Creator Of Apple, Tesla Retail Stores: Somebody's Going To Disrupt Retail Energy Industry, Will It Be An Outsider?

Somebody is going to revolutionize the customer experience in the retail energy industry, and the only question is whether it will be an existing market participant or an outsider, leading retail strategy and customer engagement expert George Blankenship told attendees at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum.

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RESA: PPL's Comments Show "Uncertainty" Over Treatment Of Existing Customers Once PUC Restricts Shopping For CAP Customers To CAP-SOP Program, Would Welcome PUC Clarification

The Retail Energy Supply Association said that a May 16 letter from PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) regarding the new Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which will be the only vehicle for CAP customer shopping at PPL starting June 1, shows that there is uncertainty concerning the applicability of the program to existing shopping customers, as RESA said it would welcome further clarity from the PUC

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Flash: TXU Parent Reports Residential Retail Customer Growth, Flat Overall Customer Count

CEO Says Retail "Cornerstone" Of Vistra Energy

In reporting earnings today, Vistra Energy (parent of TXU and other retail brands) said that it grew its residential retail customer count during the first quarter.

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TXU Parent Acquires Texas' Largest Solar Plant, Touts Function as "Key Retail Platform"

Vistra Energy, the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, announced the purchase of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Co-Op Without Customer Choice Files Complaint To Stop AEP Texas From Serving 100+ Residences (REPs Would Be Stripped Of Customers?)

 

Update: Winning Retail Supplier To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers At AEP Ohio Disclosed

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Proposed Legislation In Multiple States, RESA Touts Coming Second Wave Of Retail Restructuring

 

Settlement Would Increase Rider Paid By Retail Providers At AEP Texas By 40-50%

An unopposed settlement among AEP Texas, Texas PUC Staff, and other parties would establish new Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRFs) at AEP Texas' Central and North divisions, effective September 1, 2017

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RESA Study Touts Decline in Average Electric Rates In Restructured States, Versus Increases In Monopoly States

The Retail Energy Supply Association has released a study detailing declines in average electricity rates in 14 states which have restructured their electricity markets since 2008, versus increases seen in monopoly states over the same period

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Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the April 24 procurement of Standard Offer Supply at Dayton Power & Light

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RetailEnergyX: Flash: Just Energy Reports Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: "Startups" Want To Make Texas Electric Shopping Less Confusing

 

May 17

PPL: "Multiple" Retail Suppliers Intend To Participate In CAP Standard Offer Program (Will Be Only Mechanism For CAP Customer Shopping Starting June 1)

PPL: "Unequivocal" That CAP-SOP Order Provides That "All" Existing CAP Customer Contracts Remain In Place

Dismissing operational concerns raised by the Retail Energy Supply Association, PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) said in comments to the Pennsylvania PUC that "multiple" retail suppliers "intend" to participate in the Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which will be the only vehicle for CAP customer shopping at PPL starting June 1.

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NEM: Proposed New York UBP Changes (TPV-ing All Sales, Etc.) Would Predetermine Outcome Of Evidentiary Retail Market Review

NEM Says UBP Changes Appear To Be "End-Run" Around Evidentiary Proceeding

Adopting significant changes to the New York Business Practices, including a requirement for independent third party verification of all mass market sales, that have been proposed in a rulemaking proceeding, which is separate from the evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail mass market, would prejudge the outcome of such evidentiary proceeding, the National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the PSC, as NEM asked that the proposed UBP changes be withdrawn, apart from limited discrete changes, such as one prompted as a result of a change in law

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Reliant Receives Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

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RetailEnergyX: While Emphasizing Transition To More Fully Regulated Biz, FirstEnergy CEO Highlights New Non-Regulated Products Offered Through Distribution Utilities

 

Retail Gas Supplier Serving 100,000+ Customers Receives New License As Part of New Expansion To Electricity

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Start-up Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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SFE Energy Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: San Jose Approves Municipal Aggregation, Requires $55 Million For Start-up

 

May 16

New York ALJs Find Notice For Mass Market Review Was Proper, Decline to Suspend Proceeding

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets have found that the PSC's notice initiating the proceeding was proper, and declined to holding the proceedings in abeyance

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Nstar Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase July 1 (Residential Rate 31% Higher Than Year-Ago Second Half Rate)

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Generator Has Commenced Sale Process For Residential Retail Supply Book

 

NY State Agency: Long-Term Financial "Consequences" Of ESCO Contracts Require TPV-ing All Sales

Requiring independent third party verification of all mass market ESCO sales, including mailers and internet sales, is needed as such contracts may include, "long term financial consequences," the Utility Intervention Unit (UIU) of the New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection said in comments to the New York PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Named BBB Pinnacle Winner, 6 Other REPs Named Winners of Distinction

 

May 15

Utility Parent Creates New Retail Supplier, Seeking To Serve Customers In Multiple States

A utility holding company has created a new retail supplier

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RESA: Notices for Proposed New York UBP Changes Are "Legally Deficient" (Changes Include Requiring TPV For All Sales)

Notices issued by the New York PSC concerning a proposed series of changes to the Uniform Business Practices proposed by the PSC are, "legally deficient," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the PSC, because the proposed changes are far broader than the two discrete issues and "housekeeping" changes discussed in the notices

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RESA Asks New York PSC To Start Collaborative On Mass Market Review

Says "Examination" Of Door-to-Door Marketing, Adoption Of Increased Training/Oversight Should Be Considered

The Retail Energy Supply Association urged the New York PSC to initiate the Track II collaborative process envisioned under the PSC's retail mass market review, and said that the PSC's current proposal to revise the Uniform Business Practices, apart from two discrete issues, should be withdrawn, in favor of the outcome of the Track II collaborative process

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Selects Retail Provider For Opt-In Aggregation (Rate Disclosed, City Promotes $336 In "Average" Savings)

 

Proposed NY UBP Language Could Authorize "Slamming" of Already Shopping Customers By Municipal Aggregators

The imprecise language used in proposed revisions to the New York Uniform Business Practices to implement the PSC's finding that switches made pursuant to an opt-out municipal aggregation do not constitute slamming could be interpreted as authorizing municipal aggregators to switch any customer, even customers currently with an ESCO, without customer authorization.

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RESA: Regulator, Without Notice, Adopts New License Renewal Application, New Broader Questions Exceed Regulator's Authority

The Connecticut PURA recently adopted a new application for the required five-year electric supplier license renewals, but the Retail Energy Supply Association said that the information sought by the new application exceeds the information PURA is authorized to require under the existing regulations.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Inks $25 Million Credit Facility

 

PECO, Stakeholders Seek To Abate Consideration of CAP Shopping Issues Pending Litigation Of PPL Mechanism

PECO, the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement, and several low-income consumer advocates proposed that the PUC abate consideration of issues related to the eligibility of Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to shop for an electric supplier, pending resolution of an appeal of a CAP shopping restriction at PPL Electric Utilities.

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RetailEnergyX: Subsidiary Of Japanese Utility Holding Co. Registers As Texas Power Marketer

 

RESA Raises More Implementation Concerns About PPL CAP-SOP Program, Identification Of Impacted Customers, Assignment Of Responsibility To Suppliers To Drop Customers To Default Service

The Retail Energy Supply Association opposed PPL Electric Utilities' motion to withdraw PPL's earlier request to delay the start date for the CAP-SOP program from June 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017, as RESA raised more concerns about implementation of the program

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From the Archives (5/8): Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On How It Can Take Competitive Supply For New Facility Without Utility Planning For Load, Incurring Exit Fee

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RetailEnergyX: Consumers Energy Proposes Program To Offer Large Businesses 100% Renewable Energy (Switch Data Center To Be First Customer)

 

May 12

New York ALJs Extend Deadline For Mass Market Review Testimony By Months, Set New Date For Hearing

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets have delayed the deadline for the submission of direct testimony by approximately ...

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Crius Energy Reports Customer Growth, Higher Adjusted EBITDA

Crius Energy reported net customer growth and higher Adjusted EBITDA in releasing earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2017

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BlueRock Energy Receives New License
• Operator Of Texas Electricity Ratings Seeks Broker Licenses In Multiple States

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PSC Denies Utility's Attempt To Compel Disclosure Of Retail Suppliers' Capacity Compliance Showings

The Michigan PSC denied a request from Consumers Energy which had sought to compel the disclosure of retail electric suppliers' confidential resource adequacy compliance showings filed with the PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Hedge Fund Elliott Management Seeks To File Own Reorganization Plan For Energy Future Holdings, Given Rejection of NextEra Oncor Purchase

 

United Illuminating Discloses Default Service Suppliers, Will Self-Manage Some Load

United Illuminating reported that the following suppliers will serve a portion of Standard Service during the second half of 2017

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Dominion East Ohio Receives OK To Change Name To Dominion Energy Ohio (New Name More Similar To Retail Supplier Affiliate)

With New Brand, Dominion East Ohio Taking Web Address Formerly Used By Retail Supplier Affiliate

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved billing format and tariff changes authorizing The East Ohio Gas Company, formerly d/b/a Dominion East Ohio, to change the utility's trade name to "Dominion Energy Ohio."

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Chiding Utilities, Michigan PSC Says Determining How LSEs May Demonstrate Capacity Compliance Shall Be Addressed Via Technical Conference Process, Not Rate Cases

The Michigan PSC affirmed that determining how load serving entities, including retail suppliers, are able to demonstrate compliance with certain statutory capacity requirements shall be addressed in the PSC's previously adopted technical conference process, not utility rate cases nor cases addressing the establishment of a State Reliability Mechanism (SRM).

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Launches Sales Channel At Retail Storefronts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Sets Prices For New Offshore Wind RECs Which Retail Suppliers Must Purchase

 

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From the RetailEnergyX Archives: Texas Senate Passes Bill To Terminate Authority For General Land Office To Sell Retail Power

On May 9, the Texas House referred, to the Land & Resource Management Committee, SB 736 which would terminate the statutory grant of authority that currently allows the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to sell power to public retail customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Sets Process To Consider Distributed Generation Rules (Retail Suppliers Included)

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Grants Calif. ISO Extended Deadline To Implement Higher Offer Caps

 

May 11

Update: Previously Undisclosed Third Party From Which Spark Energy Acquired Customers Revealed

The additional third party from which Spark Energy recently acquired customers, in connection with its acquisition of Perigee Energy, has been revealed.

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Shock: People's Counsel (Not Maryland) Enforcing Own Interpretation Requiring Written Signature For Telephonic Sales, In Addressing Complaints

In addressing customer complaints, an Office of People's Counsel (not Maryland) has interpreted regulations as requiring a signature for telephonic retail electric sales, prompting Clearview Electric to file a petition with a PSC to clarify whether a written signature is required for telephonic sales to be valid.

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TXU Opposes Aggregator's Sought Use of Name "Texas Utilities Exchange", Alleging Name Is "Misleading"

TXU Energy Retail Company LLC filed comments with the Public Utility Commission of Texas asking that the PUCT deny the application of Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC to register as an aggregator under the name Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC, as "TXU asserts that use of the name Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC by the applicant is misleading and requests that the application be denied."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent of Retail Supplier Exploring Sale

 

Regulator Seeking Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier Over Alleged Failure To Seek Approval For License Transfer

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Dominion Files For Approval of Virginia Renewable Supply Tariff, Would Foreclose Ability Of Certain Customers To Take Competitive Supply

Dominion Virginia Power has filed with the Virginia SCC for approval of six voluntary 100 percent renewable energy tariffs (for various customer classes/voltages) whereby participating non-residential customers with peak measured demands of 1,000 kW or greater can voluntarily elect to purchase 100 percent of their energy needs from renewable energy resources.

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine/NRG Present Paper on Price Formation "Improvements" In ERCOT (Elimination of 4CP Transmission Cost Allocation Among Recommendations)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Committee Hears From Texas, Pennsylvania, California on Retail Electric Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Launches "Energy Revolution" Endeavor/Branding, Emphasizes New Thinking About Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Takes Orders For Solar Roofs With "Competitive" Pricing

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC To Hold Technical Conference on Liquidity In Natural Gas Markets, Price Formation/Trading Issues

 

May 10

New Texas Retail Brand, TXU Affiliate, Launches "No Frills" Service, "Rock Bottom" Prices

Offers Include Under 3¢/kWh Plans, Flat (Non-Volumetric) Pricing Plans

A new affiliate of TXU has launched service

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New Texas Prepaid Retail Brand Hello Energy Launches Service, Affiliate of Existing REP, Generator

Offering Guaranteed Number of Days Of Service For Set Prepayment Levels

Hello Energy, a new prepaid brand from a large Texas REP and generator affiliate, has launched service in Texas

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Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

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

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Staff Releases Energy Choice White Paper Ahead Of En Banc Hearing

 

Affiliate of Texas Generator Receives Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Dynegy Seeks To Serve Mass Market Retail Customers In New State

• Richter Dynamics Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Annual REC Report (Includes 2015 REC Requirements for Each REP)

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Prime Minister Proposes Retail Electric Supply Price Caps

 

May 9

Spark Energy CEO: Not Seeing A Lot Of Competition For Book Purchases

Company Approaches 1 Million RCEs With Latest Acquisition

Spark Energy, which as previously reported announced yesterday that it had signed a purchase agreement to acquire Verde Energy, said that it is not seeing a lot of competition on some of its M&A transactions.

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Trump Will Nominate Retail Choice Proponent Robert Powelson To FERC, Along With Neil Chatterjee

The Trump administration said yesterday that it will nominate Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to FERC to serve as commissioners.

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PPL Withdraws Petition To Delay Start Of CAP-SOP Program, Which Limits Low-Income Customer Shopping

PPL Electric Utilities has filed to withdraw its petition for a delay in the start date of the new Standard Offer Referral Program for Customer Assistance Program customers (CAP-SOP), stating that it can fully complete the necessary system changes in time for the original June 1 start.

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: NRG Panel Said to Mull Sale of Entire Renewables Portfolio

 

Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Decrease

Western Massachusetts Electric Company has filed new basic service rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning July 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Comverge To Be Acquired By Metering, Tech Company

 

New York Agency: Absent Written Agreement Delegating Authority To PSC, Agency Would Be Required To Independently Determine Whether To Disclose ESCO Confidential Info In Response To FOIL Request

Absent a written agreement delegating its authority of Freedom of Information Law requests to the Department of Public Service, the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) said that it would be required to independently determine whether to release confidential ESCO info, obtained as part of its participation in the PSC's review of the ESCO mass market, in response to FOIL requests

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RetailEnergyX: Gexa Launches Affinity Plan Supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

 

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Power Direct Assists Data Provider Iron Mountain in Securing Wind Energy in PA, NJ

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Files For Rehearing Of Texas Order Denying Acquisition of Oncor

 

May 8

Spark Energy Signs Agreement To Acquire Retail Supplier With 145,000 RCEs

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New York PSC Grants Short Extension Of Deadline For Comments on UBP Changes (Proposal Would Require All ESCO Mass Market Sales Be Subject To TPV, etc.)

The New York PSC denied requests to hold a proceeding concerning proposed changes to the uniform business practices in abeyance, but did grant a limited one-week extension in the deadline for filing comments.

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Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On How It Can Take Competitive Supply For New Facility Without Utility Planning For Load, Incurring Exit Fee

Google has submitted a petition with the Nevada PUC for a declaratory order seeking an explanation of how a new electric customer to Nevada who is seeking to obtain service pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 704B can obtain such service without being subject to impact (exit) fees, with the exception of certain mandatory nonbypassable surcharges.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Reports Higher Unit Margins For North American Residential Business

 

Ohio Discloses Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers

Unredacted RFP reports have been filed by auction managers disclosing the retail suppliers which won the right to serve Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 at several utilities

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Retail Affiliate of Large Texas REP Receives OK To Add Trade Name Express Energy, Change Legal Name To Value Based Brands

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Result of ADR Proceeding With Tenaska

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Warns 100 Suppliers, Brokers Of Possible Sanctions, Revocation Over Late Annual Reports

 

May 5

Dynegy CEO Says Trends "Favorable" For Retail Growth, Actively Pursuing New Markets

Retail Growth Remains A Top Goal After Deleveraging

In reporting earnings today, Dynegy reported that it is actively pursuing broadening its retail business beyond Ohio and Illinois

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Dynegy CEO On Zone 4 Capacity: "MISO Is Not Going To Fix Their Market"

Asked by an analyst during an earnings call this morning when Dynegy should stop waiting for, in the analyst's words, "the MISO magical regulatory fix," and instead accelerate a rationalization of Dynegy's generating assets in Midcontinent ISO Zone 4, Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon answered, "I certainly turned the corner a while ago on betting on MISO to fix it. MISO is not going to fix their market."

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PUC Affirms Ability To Review Retail Supplier Contracts For Compliance With "Plain Language" Requirement, Affirms Such Review Is Not An Impermissible Interpretation Of A Private Contract

PUC Lowers Proposed Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier

In an order on a complaint brought by a non-residential customer against Blue Pilot Energy, LLC, the Pennsylvania PUC affirmed that it has authority to review electric generation supplier (EGS) contracts for compliance with the plain language requirement of 52 Pa. Code § 54.43(1), as the PUC also lowered the civil penalty imposed on Blue Pilot Energy, LLC as compared to an ALJ's recommendation

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RetailEnergyX: Japan’s ORIX Acquires 22% Stake In Parent Of Viridity Energy

 

EDF Energy Services Receives New Retail Supplier License

• Quick Energy Solutions Receives New License

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April A Bad Month For Pennsylvania Residential Shopping, State Sees First Net Decline Of 2017, 5 of 7 Large EDCs See Losses

PECO Sees First Net Decline In Residential Shopping Since 2014

In April, Pennsylvania recorded its first monthly net decline in the number of residential customers on competitive supply during 2017, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Texas Retail Provider To Begin Trading on NYSE

 

May 4

Centrica, Direct Energy Parent, Acquires Assets Of Big Data Tech Company Rokitt

Positions Company To Respond To Evolving Customer Wants

Centrica announced that Io-Tahoe LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centrica plc, has acquired the assets of Rokitt Inc. and Rokitt's proprietary Rokitt Astra technology

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TXU Pairing Free Nights, Solar Power In New Product

TXU has launched a new residential product (TXU Energy Free Nights & Solar Days) pairing free nights with 100% renewable power, comprised of solar and wind RECs

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Constellation Retail Margins Steady

During an earnings call yesterday, Exelon reported that Constellation continues to see steady retail margins for newly originated C&I electricity customers.

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates To Increase

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2017 to December 2017, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2017 to September 2017

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Exelon To Sell Legacy Texas Generating Assets (3,500 MW)

Exelon told investors yesterday during an earnings call that it will sell the portfolio of its ExGen Texas Power LLC subsidiary, which includes nearly 3,500 MW of gas-fired generation in ERCOT

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Retail Supplier To Serve Default Service Load At Utility For First Time

Winning Bidders For Default Service Disclosed

A retail supplier was among the winning suppliers in the April 11 wholesale auction to procure a portion of Standard Service Offer supplies at Dayton Power & Light for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Submits NPRR To Reflect Private Use Networks in Load Zone Price Calculations When Net Consumer (Would Make Prices More Reflective Of System Conditions)

 

Genie Retail Energy Reports Organic Customer Growth, Electric Unit Margins Down Due To Intensification Of Competition, Customer Mix Changes

Genie Retail Energy (GRE), the parent of IDT Energy and other retail energy brands, reported customer growth during the quarter ending March 31, 2017 (first quarter), while earnings were down slightly due to lower margins.

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PUCO Awards To Retail Supplier 100% of Certain Low-Income Customer Load At Dayton Power & Light

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has awarded, to a retail electric supplier, 100% of the load of Dayton Power & Light's electricity Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: TransCanada To Sell Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS to TC PipeLines, LP

 

May 3

Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquiring Broker

A company which recently entered into an agreement to acquire a retail supplier announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a broker

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NRG: Seeking Opportunities To Add Retail In East

During an earnings call yesterday, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Gutierrez said that the company continues to see opportunities to add to its retail business in the East, subject to the "limitations" of the eastern retail market

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO

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ERCOT CDR Shows Reserve Margins In Excess Of 18% Through 2021, In Excess of 15% Through 2023

ERCOT Expects Sufficient Generation For Summer 2017

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report indicates sufficient reserve margins through 2024

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U.S. Retail Supplier Entering Japan, Said To Be Second U.S. Supplier Licensed In Market

Another U.S. retail supplier announced entry into Japan

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Potomac Edison Small Commercial SOS Rates To Increase Over 8%

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for Type I customers for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Vice Chair Concerned With Increasing Reliance on "Theoretical" Prices, Assumptions In Capacity Markets, Over-procurement

 

PSC Staff Recommends Utilities Be Directed To Present Cost of Service Study In Next Rate Case To Allow Precise Allocation of Costs Between Distribution, Commodity Rates

Staff Proposes Levels For Bypassable Adders to SOS

Maryland PSC Staff have proposed levels for the bypassable SOS administrative charge at Pepco and Delmarva

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Clearview Electric Receives New License
• Texas REP Seeks Amendment To Certificate For Change In Ownership

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Connecticut Light & Power Reports Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) disclosed the identities of default service suppliers for various upcoming delivery periods.

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RetailEnergyX: Entrust Energy CEO Named To HBJ 40 Under 40

 

May 2

PPL Residential Price To Compare To Increase 14%

PPL Electric Utilities has posted electric prices to compare for the period June 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

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NRG Reports Retail Mass Market Customer Growth During Quarter, Gross Margins Lower

NRG Energy reported that its Retail unit saw mass market customer growth during the quarter ending March 31, 2017 (first quarter), but earnings were weighed by lower margins

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New York ALJs Delay Deadline For Filing Of Testimony In Mass Markets Evidentiary Review

The presiding ALJs have granted parties in the New York PSC's retail mass market evidentiary review proceeding relief from a prior schedule which required parties to submit direct testimony and exhibits on May 8, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Retail EVP: Every One Of Our Competitors Is Looking At Customer Count Declines Of Some Level

 

BGE Residential Electric POR Discount To Increase; Gas Discount To Decrease

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC new purchase of receivables discount rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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Utility To Set Residential POR Discount To Zero (Currently Nearly 1%)

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new purchase of receivables discount rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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Pepco Mass Market SOS Rates To Fall (Residential Rate Declining 12%)

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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Delmarva Mass Market SOS Rates To Fall (Residential Rate Declining 11%)

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

 

Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2017

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May 1

Calpine: Don't Expect Large Scale Retail M&A, Smaller Book Purchases Possible

Retail Prez: Organic Growth "More Fun"

Calpine's President of Retail, Trey Griggs, reiterated during an earnings call that the company is satisfied with its retail platform after several acquisitions, and does not intend to pursue any additional large scale retail M&A

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Global Commodities Merchant Officially Announces Start of New Retail Business Operations

A global commodities merchant officially announced today that its new retail business has commenced operations

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Affiliate Of Large Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas Retail Provider Certificate

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BGE SOS Mass Market Rates To Fall

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017, as well as updates to various SOS rate components

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine CEO Calls ERCOT Market An, "Inherently Poor Regulatory Design"

 

Increase In Nstar Residential, Commercial POR Discount Approved

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at Nstar (Eversource), effective May 1, 2017.

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Regulator Approves 4% POR Discount Rate, Reflecting 60% Increase

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at Western Massachusetts Electric Company (Eversource), effective May 1, 2017.

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National Grid Residential POR Discount Decreases, Commercial POR Discount Increases

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at National Grid, effective May 1, 2017.

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FERC Commissioner Honorable Won't Serve Second Term (Terms End June 30)

FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable announced that she will not pursue another term on the Commission

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RetailEnergyX: State’s Fifth Largest City Receives OK To Launch Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. and International Energy Policy and Business Leaders Identify Next Steps to Grow New Energy Services and Technology Industry at NEM’s 20th Anniversary

 

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RetailEnergyX: Release: Gexa Energy Launches Community Heroes Grant Program

 

April 28

AEP CEO Stresses Competitive Retail Biz's Strategic Value, Relationship With Customer

Says Customer Relationship "Critical" As AEP Considers Industry Future, Channel Growth (New Products/Services)

AEP Still Open To Sale Of Retail Business, But Retail Sale Not Needed Once Merchant Plants Gone

During an earnings call, AEP CEO Nicholas Akins discussed the company's view for its competitive retail business once AEP completes its exit from merchant generation, noting that while the company is open to selling the retail business, AEP may elect to continue to hold the retail business for earnings opportunities, as customer relationships will be "critical" as the industry faces a changing future which may mean new products and services

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Dynegy Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate, But Not At All Utilities

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PSC Chair: Need To Take "Fresh Look" At SOS Structure

A PSC needs to take a "fresh look" at the structure of its electric SOS procurement auctions ...

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Georgia PSC Denies Application Of City To Become Retail Gas Marketer, City To Appeal

The Georgia PSC last week, in a 4-1 vote, issued a written order dismissing the application of Marietta Natural Gas, LLC (MNG), ultimately a unit of the City of Marietta, to become a competitive retail natural gas marketer

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Ohio PUC Chair: We Need To "Tie Up" Disparate Pending Retail Market Enhancements (POR, Supplier Consolidated Billing, Etc.)

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio needs to, "tie up," several disparate proposed or pending retail energy market enhancements, PUCO Chairman Asim Haque told attendees at the National Energy Marketers Association's 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

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Former Texas REP: Texas PUC Lacks Authority To Impose Fine On Company After Certificate Was Revoked

TruSmart Energy, whose retail electric provider certificate was previously revoked by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said in a motion for summary dismissal that the PUCT lacks authority to impose a civil penalty on the company related to its compliance obligations as a REP, now that the company no longer has a REP certificate and is therefore no longer subject to PUCT jurisdiction.

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Cancels Texas Power Plant Slated For Co-op

 

Start-Up Texas Retail Provider Changes Name

A start-up Texas retail electric provider formerly known as ...

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TEPA President, Andrew Barth, Responds To A Recent Article About Frontier Utilities

Note: The following is a letter from Andrew Barth, President of The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) to TEPA members concerning ...

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Start-up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports On Process For Co-optimization Consideration

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Developer Launches First Solar Block-and-Index Power Purchasing Strategy, Aimed At Retail Choice States

 

April 27

Retail Supplier Names New Counsel

A retail supplier recently hired a new Associate Counsel

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Virginia Denies Utility's Rehearing Request To Make All Shopping Large Customers Subject to Advance Notice Requirements

The Virginia SCC has denied a reconsideration request from Dominion Virginia Power concerning the SCC's recent interpretation of the statutory carve-outs allowing certain electric customers to take competitive supply

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PUCO Awards To Retail Supplier 51% of Certain Low-Income Customer Load At AEP Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has awarded, to a retail electric supplier, 51% of the load of AEP Ohio's electricity Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NV Energy Not Interested In Serving Default Service Role

• Chair of Nevada Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice Expresses Concern About Ceding Control to FERC, Losing Ability To Control Owner Destiny

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Mint Energy Receives License In New State
• IGS Energy Receives Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

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RetailEnergyX: Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On Competitive Power Options

 

Ohio Reports Price From DP&L Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Dayton Power & Light Company’s (DP&L) April 24 SSO wholesale auction, the second in a series of wholesale auctions that will ultimately determine its standard service offer through May 2020.

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Direct Energy Asks PSC To Clarify That Required Environmental Disclosure Labels Can be Sent Via Email

Direct Energy Business Marketing LLC petitioned the Maryland PSC to clarify the PSC's June 15, 2000 Order regarding the disclosure of the fuel sources of electricity that is sold, and the environmental characteristics of such electricity, to Maryland consumers.

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RetailEnergyX: FE Settles One Coal Contract Dispute, But Other Disputes Remain Which May Include "Material" Amounts, Which Could Still Prompt FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy

 

From The Archives (3/13): PPL Seeks To Delay Implementation Of Program Restricting CAP Customers From Taking Choice Service Outside of Standard Offer Program

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April 26

Start-up "Texas Utilities Exchange" Seeks Texas Aggregator License, Retains Market Veteran

Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to pool all customer classes, municipalities, and political subdivisions.

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Update: Purchase Price Disclosed For Acquisition Of Texas Retail Provider

The purchase price for the acquisition of a Texas REP has been disclosed

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Broker Wants To Require Texas Retail Providers To Include New Customer-Specific Code On All Bills As Part of SMT Access

Awesome Power, as part of comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas concerning Smart Meter Texas (SMT) in Project 42786, has proposed that retail electric providers be required to include on all bills a new, unique code that would facilitate a new customer registration process for SMT

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Senate Passes Bill To Terminate Authority For General Land Office To Sell Retail Power

 

MC Squared Energy Services Launches "Guaranteed Energy Savings" Program

MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2) has launched a new "Guaranteed Energy Savings" program at Commonwealth Edison in Illinois, which guarantees savings versus the Purchased Electricity Charges tariff rate

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Calif. Utilities Seek To Allocate More Costs To Customers Departing Bundled Service Through Direct Access, Municipal Aggregation

Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric have petitioned the California PUC to implement a new methodology for allocating, to direct access and community choice aggregation customers, legacy generation costs for which the customers would continue to be responsible despite no longer taking bundled service

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Unveils Latest Smart Home In Houston

 

April 25

Retail Supplier To Be Acquired By Publicly Traded Firm

Implied Total Enterprise Value Under Transaction Is $167 Million

Purchaser Cites Potential For More Strategic Acquisitions

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Dynegy Acquiring Greater Shares Of Two More Ohio Power Plants, To Result In Full Ownership

Dynegy has entered into an agreement to acquire ...

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Pepco Proposes To Offer SOS Customers Electing Pilot EV Rate 100% Renewable Energy

Pilot TOU SOS Rate Would Also Be Created

Utility Would Install 50 EV Chargers At 50% Discount To Customers

Pepco has petitioned the District of Columbia PSC for an electric vehicle demand management pilot that would include the ability for Pepco to offer SOS customers participating in the pilot 100% renewable electricity

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco Reports Billing Error That Led To Retail Suppliers Charging Customers For Incorrect Usage

 

Texas QSE To Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Says PJM’s "Informal" Price Corrections Are "Destabilizing" to the Market

 

April 24

Retail Gas Supplier Serving 100,000+ Customers Expanding To Electricity, Hires VP To Lead New Business

A supplier is expanding from retail natural gas supply to retail electricity supply, having recently applied for or obtained electric licenses in a number of states

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NY Agency Backs RESA Contention That NY Retail Evidentiary Proceeding Limited To Mass Market; DPS Staff Disagrees

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) filed comments with the New York PSC agreeing with the Retail Energy Supply Association that the scope of the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail market is limited to mass market customers, but Department of Public Service Staff said that the notice initiating the conference did not limit the proceeding in such manner.

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Update: Official PECO Prices To Compare For June 1 Posted

PECO has posted official new electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Analysts Speculate Dynegy Takeover Target For Vistra Energy (TXU Parent)

 

Baltimore Gas & Electric Seeks Authorization To Offer Prepay Pilot

Baltimore Gas & Electric has petitioned the Maryland PSC to offer a prepaid pilot to 1,000 residential dual fuel and electricity-only customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: FirstEnergy Competitive Sub. Awaits Judgment That May Hasten Bankruptcy

 

NextEra Confirms It Will Seek Rehearing Of Texas PUC Decision Denying Oncor Transaction, Reiterates Board Control Conditions Unacceptable

During an earnings call, NextEra Energy CEO James Robo said that the company will seek rehearing of a Texas PUC decision which denied the company's application to acquire Oncor, but reiterated conditions that would be imposed by the PUC in any approval are not acceptable.

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Richter Dynamics Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Legacy of Capacity Market: Has Electricity Deregulation Hit A Wall?

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Marks Completion of Houston Solar Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Amusement Park To Purchase Renewable Power From Municipal Aggregation

 

April 21

New POR Rates To Jump To 2% and 6%

Utilities Seeking To Recover Accelerated Switching Costs In Purchase of Receivables Discount

Two EDCs have filed to implement POR discounts of 2% and 6%

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Pa. PUC Seeks Further Comment On Accelerated Gas Switching Issues, Including Treatment Of Capacity, Need For Two Elements In Verifying Enrollments

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a request for additional comments regarding its proposal for accelerating natural gas switching, under which the PUC is proposing that natural gas supplier switches be completed within 3 business days from submission of the switch

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Pa. PUC Adopts $18,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

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

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NY Gov. To Nominate Former NRDC Director As PSC Chair

 

Final New York National Fuel Gas Distribution Order Addresses Whether Higher Imbalance Penalties Should Be Extended To All Transportation Customers

Also Addresses Other ESCO Issues

The New York PSC issued a final order in National Fuel Gas Distribution's rate case, which, among other things, addresses higher imbalance penalties and whether they should apply to all transportation customers, or only power generators

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 11 Retail Suppliers, Brokers

 

Briefly:

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April 20

NY Court Issues Stay of PSC Protective Order Requirements Related To Submission Of ESCO Confidential Data To DPS Staff, State Agencies In Mass Market Review

ESCOs Must Still Submit Info To ALJs, Who Will Provide Protected Info To DPS Staff Counsel

A New York State Supreme Court has issued a stay of certain requirements of the PSC Secretary’s determination regarding application of a protective order and submission of confidential documents to Department of Public Service Staff and other state agencies in the New York PSC's retail mass markets review, but the presiding ALJs informed parties that the ALJs would provide any protected info to DPS Staff counsel, as such provision is not impacted by the stay.

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NRG Proposes Pennsylvania Supplier Consolidated Billing Be Limited To Suppliers With 5 Years Experience In Billing, Serving Customers; Recommends Security, LOC Requirements

As part of a Pennsylvania PUC rulemaking addressing utility billing, payment, and termination rules, NRG Energy has made specific recommendations regarding eligibility requirements for electric suppliers to engage in supplier consolidated billing, as NRG urged the PUC to formally adopt rules authorizing the use of SCB through the rulemaking.

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PUC Approves Selection Of Retail Supplier To Supply Customers Ineligible For Choice Service, For Three-Year Term

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RetailEnergyX: Los Angeles County Adopts Opt-out Municipal Electric Aggregation (1.5 Million Customers)

 

Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has disclosed winning suppliers from AEP Ohio’s wholesale March 2017 auction that will determine its standard service offer through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: TransCanada Closes on Sale of New England Hydro Assets

 

April 19

Cirro Energy Rolls Out Service Outside Of Texas

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Retail Provider Griddy Officially Launches In Texas With Membership Program Giving Access To Wholesale Prices

CEO Says Product Meant To Stand Out From "Snake Pit" Of Texas Retail Market

Griddy has officially launched service in Texas today, with its program that gives consumers access to wholesale electricity prices for a flat monthly membership cost.

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NY ALJs Deny ESCOs Objections To Provision Of Confidential Info To PULP Consultant As Part Of Mass Market Review

Also Address Provision Of Protected Info To Other State Agencies, Staff Motion To Compel

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets denied ESCOs' objections to the provisions of confidential discovery responses to a consultant retained by the Public Utility Law Project, and, in separate rulings, further addresses the provision of confidential information to other state agencies, and a Department of Public Service Staff motion to compel

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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 May 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Hertz Partners With Retail Supplier Affiliate To Offer Carbon Offsets To Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Panda Regurgitates Allegations Against ERCOT CDR In Bankruptcy Filing

 

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RetailEnergyX: ISO-NE Outlines Transfer Payments, Substitution Auction To Accommodate "Subsidized" Capacity in Capacity Auctions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Potomac Edison (FirstEnergy) Offering Electrical Repair, Installation Services Program to Residential Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: T-Mobile Announces Wind PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Formally Announces New Retail Plans Supporting Philadelphia Nonprofits

 

April 18

Former Direct Energy Exec Joins Retail Supplier

A retail supplier announced today it has named retail market veteran ...

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PECO Residential Generation Rate To Fall, Commercial Rates Increase

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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Residential Default Service Rates Increase At Most FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs (Over 10% At Some EDCs)

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Introduces "You First" Campaign
• New Website Offers "Portfolio" of Additional Services From "Utility"
• Smart Thermostat, Warranty Plans, More Services
• Touts Ability To Finance Services on EDC Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Bankruptcy Judge Questions Texas PUC Rejection Of NextEra Acquisition Of Oncor

 

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RetailEnergyX: Third Largest EnerNOC Shareholders Push For Completion of Strategic Review, More Aggressive Restructuring

 

April 17

Settlement Would Allow Large Customer In Washington State To Take Competitive Supply

Commission Staff Would Open Inquiry Into Retail Wheeling For Other Large Customers Under Stipulation

Puget Sound Energy has entered into a settlement with a large customer and Staff of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission that would allow the customer to purchase electricity supplies from the wholesale market

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U.S. Gas & Electric Seeks License In New State

Stand Energy Seeks License In New State

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Retail Supplier Panel Added To Initial Ohio Grid of The Future (Modernization) Meeting

A panel with representatives from several retail suppliers has been added to the first meeting of Ohio's PowerForward proceeding, which is examining grid modernization and innovations that may enhance the customer electricity experience.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Management Provider Sells Energy Supply Brokering Business

 

NEM Announces Additional Thought Leaders For 20th Annual Retail Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association has released an updated list of confirmed speakers and roundtable participants for its 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 26 - April 28 in Washington, DC

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RetailEnergyX: Report: DOE Sec. Perry Initiates Study Of Whether Wholesale Markets Adequately Compensate Coal, Nukes

 

April 14

MISO Capacity Prices (Including Illinois, Michigan) Crater

MISO Says Still Working With Illinois On "State-Based" Approach For Long-Term Resource Adequacy

Clearing prices in the Midcontinent ISO capacity auction for the 2017-18 delivery year were $1.50/MW-day for all zones.

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Chair Donna Nelson Departing Texas PUC

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday morning, Texas PUC Chair Donna Nelson announced at yesterday's Texas PUC open meeting that she is leaving the Public Utility Commission of Texas ...

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With ERCOT Multi-Interval Real-Time Market Being Shelved, PUC's Anderson Says ERCOT Should Move Forward With Co-optimization

With Texas PUC Commissioners agreeing with an ERCOT assessment to not move forward with implementation of a Multi-Interval Real-Time Market at this time, due to costs exceeding benefits (see story here), Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said that ERCOT should move forward with co-optimization of the real-time market

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog: Did a Lover's Quarrel Lead To An Anti-Slamming Electricity Bill in Austin?

 

PUCO Grants Electric Broker/Aggregator License To Regor Energy Corporation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted Regor Energy Corporation an electric broker/aggregator license

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Texas PUC Denies NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday morning, the Texas PUC yesterday formally adopted an order denying NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, and a written order was issued yesterday (Docket 46238)

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DTE Lowers Natural Gas Default Service Rate

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Prospects of a Public Oncor Raised by Texas PUC Rejection of NextEra Deal

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Updated Agenda With Panelists for Tech. Conference on State Actions Impacting RTO Markets

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Staff Issues 2016 State of the Markets Report

 

April 13

Breaking: Donna Nelson Departing Texas PUC

PUC Denies NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

Donna Nelson announced that she is leaving the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RESA Says NY PSC Secretarial Notice Instituting Review of Retail Mass Market Exceeded Secretary's Authority

Says DPS Staff Inquiries on ESCO Profitability, C&I Data Exceed Proceeding's Scope

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a motion with the New York PSC to suspend the evidentiary and collaborative tracks initiated in the PSC's retail energy market review, "on the ground that they are being conducted pursuant to a Notice that exceeds the authority of the issuing party, the Secretary of the Commission."

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Direct Energy Launches Energy Offers Bundled With Own Brand (Hive) Smart Thermostat In Texas, Five Other States

Direct Energy has begun offering retail electricity and natural gas plans in six states bundled with a Hive Active Thermostat, the connected home brand of its parent Centrica

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Draft Texas Order Denying NextEra Acquisition of Oncor To Be Considered At PUC Open Meeting Today

Commission Advising has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a draft order that would deny NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, which will be considered at today's open meeting

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RetailEnergyX: Final NY Budget Omits Moratorium on ZEC Program

 

Under Supplemental Auction, PUC Awards To Retail Supplier 51% of Certain Low-Income Customer Load

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has awarded, to a retail electric supplier, 51% of the load of Duke's electricity Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

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PUCO Reports Price From DP&L Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has accepted the results of Dayton Power & Light Company’s (DP&L) wholesale auction results, the first in a series of wholesale auctions that will ultimately determine its standard service offer through May 2020.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) disclosed the winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio’s fifth wholesale auction that will determine its retail generation service rates through May 2018.

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RESA Seeks For Its Outside Consultants To Have Access To "Keys" Unmasking ESCO Data Reported By New York Utilities In PSC's Retail Mass Market Review

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a motion with the New York PSC asking the ALJs presiding over the PSC's retail mass market review to compel the joint utilities to provide RESA’s outside consultants, subject to the pertinent confidentiality protections of the Protective Order issued in the proceedings, copies of the keys to the identities of Energy Service Companies that are masked in the joint utilities' responses to Department of Public Service Staff Information Requests.

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RetailEnergyX: With Nevada Poised To Enact Retail Choice, Rural Power Districts Seeks To Exempt Themselves

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Retail Expands Charity Affinity Products

 

April 12

Update: NRG Acquiring Retail Customers In Multiple States

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California PUC, CEC Open Review of "Retail Choice"; Set En Banc Hearing

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission will hold a joint En Banc Hearing with Commissioners of both agencies attending to discuss the changing state of retail electric choice in California on May 19 in Sacramento

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New York PSC Staff Whitepaper Proposes Expanded Oversight of Distributed Energy Resource Providers

Certain ESCO Demand Response Sales Would Be Subject To New Proposed Rules

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have issued a whitepaper proposing expanded PSC oversight of distributed energy resource suppliers (DERS)

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Offering California C&I Customers Various Peak Reduction Products, Deploying 60 MWs

 

PUCO Grants Broker/Aggregator License To Regor Energy Corporation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted Regor Energy Corporation a natural gas broker/aggregator license

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Pennsylvania Sees Monthly Residential Shopping Grow By 75%

During March, the net monthly growth in Pennsylvania residential electricity shopping increased 75% from the February growth, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Success, Retail Supplier Parent Announces Increase in Distributions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Devs, Owners Say NY Value Order Gives DG RECs To Utility, Allows EDC Use For RPS Compliance

 

April 11

Reliant Acquiring Book of Customers From Retail Provider

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Broker Alleges Competitor Engaging In Brokering Muni Aggregations Without License

Allegations Re-open Dormant Question of What Services Require Licensure As Broker/Aggregator

Trebel, LLC has filed comments with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio asking that PUCO deny the applications of Regor Energy Corporation for electric and natural gas broker/aggregator licenses, as Trebel, LLC alleged that Regor offered competitive retail services (specifically presenting rates to governmental aggregations, selecting a supplier, and creating municipal aggregations, and related services) without a valid certificate issued by the Commission.

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Regulator Again Raises Concern With Retail Supplier Change In Control, Cites Statute Requiring Pre-Approval Of License Transfer

A regulator has again questioned a retail supplier concerning a change in control, citing a statute which requires approval for the "transfer" of a license

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Announces New Plan Combining Solar, Grid Power, Touts Savings of 15%-30%

 

Starion Energy Seeks License In New State
• Clearview Energy Receives Authority To Serve New Service Areas

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Utilities: Retail Suppliers Obligated To "Cooperate" With Resettlements Outside of PJM Timeline Under Supplier Tariff

Ohio Edison Company and Cleveland Electric Illuminating moved to dismiss a complaint filed by Direct Energy Business in which Direct Energy had sought a PUCO order finding that the FirstEnergy EDCs lacked authority to compel Direct Energy to resettle and refund a prior erroneous $5 million charge to another entity, and that Direct Energy's refusal to agree to the resettlement beyond PJM’s 60-day window cannot be considered a breach of the EDCs' supplier tariffs

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy Reports Internal 2017-2018 Adjusted EBITDA Forecast Estimates After Inadvertent Communication

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Opposes FERC Change To Assign Uplift To Deviating Entities, Calls Proposal Complex, Arbitrary

 

April 10

SunPower Affiliate Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A SunPower affiliate applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Frontier Utilities Launches Online Self-Service Quote, Enrollment System For Texas Business Customers

Says Lack of Self-Service Commercial Online Pricing Prompts Customers To Use Brokers, "Which Can Add Significant Cost"

Frontier Utilities announced that it has launched a, "proprietary online instant commercial quote and easy online self-enrollment system for commercial sales," in Texas

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Mint Energy Expands To New State

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Discloses Prices From Default Service Procurement

 

AARP Seeks Local Public Hearings In New York PSC Evidentiary Review of Retail Energy Mass Market

AARP petitioned the New York PSC to hold several local hearings to receive public comment on the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market.

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PSC Approves Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

A PSC has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates

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Utility Steps In To Default Service Role, Seeks That Administrative Costs Be Recovered From All Customers, Not Only SOS Customers

A utility will serve as the Standard Offer provider under an alternative default service mechanism that was approved after an RFP did not produce any qualifying bids

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RetailEnergyX: Delmarva SOS Rates To Decrease

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker-Consultant 5 Named #2 Best Company to Work For in Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Ohio State Board OKs ENGIE-Axium Consortium To Run Energy Systems

 

April 7

Utility With Active Retail Choice Program to Change Name, New Name More Similar To Retail Supplier Affiliate

With New Brand, Utility Taking Web Address Formerly Used By Retail Supplier Affiliate

A utility is adopting a brand more similar to its retail affiliate, and its new web address is the former retail supplier's web address

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Pa. PUC Proposes To Rely on Wholesale Suppliers To Serve Time Of Use Default Service

In a secretarial letter, the Pennsylvania PUC has proposed a mechanism for PPL Electricity Utilities to comply with its obligation as a default service supplier to offer a Time of Use rate option to customers

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Retail Affiliate of Large Texas REP To Add Trade Name Express Energy, Change Legal Name To Value Based Brands

A Texas REP has filed ...

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RetailEnergyX: NYC Pension Funds Oppose Barry Smitherman Appointment To NRG Board

 

Texas PUC Staff Maintains Level For Sought Penalty For Company Alleged To Have Acted As Aggregator Without License

In updated testimony, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas's Oversight and Enforcement Division have proposed ...

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Green Mountain Energy Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Green Mountain Energy Company has received ...

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CenterPoint TDU Files To Double Rider Charged To Retail Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to increase its Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF).

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Agreement With Fuel Cell Developer Includes Warrants For Equity Investment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Filed To Implement Ohio Nuclear Subsidies, Retail Market Appears Unscathed

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Report: Multi-Interval Real-Time Market Costs Exceed Benefits, Does Not Recommend Moving Forward

 

April 6

Energy Market Veterans Leading Start-up Broker

Two energy market veterans are leading a start-up broker-consultant

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RFP For Retail Suppliers To Serve Low-Income Customers Receives No Conforming Bids

An RFP for retail suppliers to serve a portion of low-income customers at an EDC received no conforming bids

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Regulator Orders Municipal Aggregations To Disclose Adder Paid To Consultant In Opt-Out Notices, State That Rates Not Guaranteed To Beat Default Service

Revises Treatment of New Customers in Aggregation Areas

A regulator has issued orders requiring electricity municipal opt-out aggregations to disclose, in customer opt-out notices, administrative adders that are used to compensate the aggregation's consultant, and revised the treatment of new customers moving to the aggregation service area.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected By Summit Hotel Properties For Energy Supply, Expense Management

 

Utility's Default Service Rates To Increase, Discloses Winning Suppliers

Unitil has filed with the New Hampshire PUC default service rates for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: REC Marketer Acquires PPA, Renewable Supply Consultant, Expands C&I Capabilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sharyland Issuing Corrected Invoices Due to PUC Final Order Revising 4-CP Demand Calculation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Great Eastern Energy Expands Online Customer Usage Tool To Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Sells Part of Former Plant Site To Generation Developer

 

April 5

Retail Supplier Expands Revolving Loan Facility, Will Support Growth, Strategic M&A

A retail supplier announced that ...

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NY PSC Secretary Remands Issue of Production of Confidential ESCO Responses To Other State Agencies To ALJs For Further Consideration; Says ALJs Correctly Applied FOIL Law With Respect To Provision of Materials To DPS Staff

The Secretary of the New York PSC issued a ruling finding that the ALJs presiding over the PSC's retail energy mass market review properly applied Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and related statutes in their rulings governing the provision of confidential discovery responses, especially with respect to the provision of information to Department of Public Service Staff, but the Secretary found that the provision of protected information to other state agencies could benefit from additional procedures and remanded the issue to the ALJs to consider such additional processes

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Texas TDU Seeks To Increase Rider Charged To Retail Providers By 40-60%

AEP Texas, for its Central and North divisions, has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to increase its Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF).

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Sells Nearly Half of ExGen Renewables Portfolio

 

Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Increase

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, 2017.

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New York Capacity Prices Increase in New York City, G-J Locality

The New York ISO summer 2017 strip capacity auction produced higher prices for Zone J (New York City) as well as the G-J Locality versus the summer 2016 auction.

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NRG Home (Reliant Energy Northeast) Receives Gas Supplier License In New State

Reliant Energy Northeast LLC received ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Hires Former Retail Supplier General Counsel

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipality Selects Retail Supplier (Rate Disclosed)

 

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Proposing New/Enhanced Transmission Infrastructure To Serve Texas Gulf Coast Load Growth

 

April 4

Australian Retail Supplier Sells Its U.S. Residential Retail Supply Business

An Australia-based retail supplier has sold its U.S. residential book

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Retail Supplier Exercises Option To Acquire 41,000 Additional RCEs Under Transaction, Ups Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

A retail supplier exercised an option to acquire 41,000 additional RCEs under a transaction

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Satori Energy Acquires Broker-Consultant

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

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Requiring Retail Suppliers To Disclose Rate Is Higher Than Default Service, Banning Auto-Renewals Advances

 

Nevada Gov. Names Members For Committee On Energy Choice (No Retail Suppliers Among Members)

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced his appointments to the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice.

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Marcie Zlotnik Joins Board of Directors of Retail Supplier

Marcie Zlotnik has been appointed to ...

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PSC Commissioners, Retail Energy Thought Leaders To Address Changing Retail Energy Landscape At NEM 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association has released a preliminary list of confirmed speakers and roundtable participants for its 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 26 - April 28 in Washington, DC

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April 3

Broker-Consultant Hires Retail Market Vet, Makes New Push To Serve Large Industrial Market

A broker hired a retail market vet to lead ...

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Texas Retail Provider Signs Agreement With 7-Eleven

7-Eleven, Inc. has signed an agreement with ...

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ESCOs Seeks Delay of Start of N.Y. ZECs Compliance Period Given Litigation of ZEC Order

The Impacted ESCO Coalition has asked that the New York State Public Service Commission delay the April 1, 2017 start date of the Zero Emission Credit (ZEC) compliance period by 120 days, citing ongoing litigation of the PSC's ZEC order.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Files For FERC Authorization For Change in Control

 

Texas Retail Providers, Others Seek Summary Judgment That TDU's Proposed Method of Battery Ownership Contrary To PURA

Several stakeholders, including TXU Energy Retail Company, the Alliance for Retail Markets, the NRG Companies, and Texas Energy Association for Marketers (joint movants), have moved for a summary decision finding that the ownership and operation of energy storage facilities in the manner proposed by AEP Texas-North Division in a proposal before the Texas PUC violates the Public Utility Regulatory Act.

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Reliant Seeks To Serve Customers In New Service Area

A Reliant retail supplier sought authority to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Discusses Viability As Going Concern, Reports Cash On Hand

 

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RetailEnergyX: State Grid Modernization Report Discusses Dynamic Pricing For Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio State Selects ENGIE-Axium Consortium To Run Energy Systems

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts 2016 Texas Renewable Content Calculator For Retail Provider EFLs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Utility Seeks Approval of New Nonbypassable Rider For OVEC Costs

 

March 31

Texas PUC Chair Expresses Concern About Concierge/Customer Agent Type Broker Services (Make REP Plan Purchasing Decision For Customer) And Whether Customers Are Getting Disclosures

Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, during yesterday's open meeting expressed concern with various services which have developed, which charge customers a fee for selecting a retail electric provider and product on the customer's behalf, as Nelson worried whether customers were getting the disclosures as envisioned by the PUCT

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TXU Parent: Any Retail M&A Would Need To Build Integrated Model (Not Interested in Retail-Only Northeast Buys); ERCOT Retail M&A Possible, But Not Sure If "Right Time"

During an earnings call yesterday, Vistra Energy executives discussed its capital allocation strategy and potential for M&A, including potential M&A for its retail segment

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Updated: Texas PUC Commissioners Agree NextEra Acquisition of Oncor Not in Public Interest, Preparing Order To Reject Transaction

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday, Commissioners of the Texas PUC agreed unanimously during the March 30 meeting that NextEra Energy's proposed acquisition of Oncor is not in the public interest, and the PUC is preparing an order to reject the transaction on such grounds (Docket 46238)

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra CEO: Continued New Build In ERCOT "Inexplicable", Uneconomic

Says ERCOT Could Remain in Overbuild If Investors Stay "Irrational"

Vistra Legacy Coal Plants Challenged, Will Not Wait For Others To Be First Movers On Retirement

Calls For New Model For Developing Power Plants, Versus Flawed Model Where Developers, Equipment MFGs Get Paid But Investors Take Bath

Can’t Cite One New Merchant Plant Since Restructuring Where Original Equity Investor Received Adequate Return

 

PECO Posts Prices From Default Service Procurement

PECO has posted results from its March 2017 procurement of a portion of electric default service supplies for various periods through 2019.

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Pennsylvania PUC Issues Consumer Tips To Avoid Falling Victim To "Unscrupulous" Door-to-Door Energy Sales Agents

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) yesterday offered consumer tips on door-to-door sales and marketing activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, reminding consumers of their rights as well as their options when it comes to shopping for and selecting a competitive supplier for gas or electric service.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Staff Notice of Alleged Violations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Legislation Round-up: TDU Rate Changes, Vulnerable Customer Identification, Mexico Electricity Exports

 

TXU Says Cash Back Program Surpasses $300 Million in Customer Loyalty Rewards Payments

TXU Energy announced that, with the annual cash back rewards it has paid to customers to start 2017, its cash back program has now paid more than $300 million to customers over 10 years.

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Calls For Mandatory Time Of Use Pricing for Texas Retail Electric Providers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Calls For Retail Electric Choice In Minnesota

 

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RetailEnergyX: Peoples Natural Gas (of Pa.) Affiliate To Acquire Kentucky LDC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier’s Contact Call Centers Receive Certification from J.D. Power

 

Comcast, Crius Relaunch Retail Energy Offers

NRG Acquires Customers of APNA Energy

Choice Coming to New Texas Service Areas

TXU Affiliate "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pa.

Columbia Choice Program Terminated

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