Nstar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. have filed with the Massachusetts DPU revised purchase of receivables compliance plans which, with the exception of the commencement date at Nstar, are represented to reflect consensus among the utility and retail suppliers.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas should require retail electric providers to be re-certified by the Commission every two years, Texas Legal Services Center and Texas Ratepayers' Organization to Save Energy proposed in a rulemaking concerning REP certification rules
A retail supplier would make a donation of $100,000 to a utility assistance program, as well as provide remediation to customers which had complained, to settle an investigation into the supplier by ...
"We have found no evidence to suggest that prepaid electricity is in the best interests of residential consumers, especially low-income consumers," Texas Ratepayers’ Organization to Save Energy (ROSE) said in a new report concerning prepaid service offered by retail electric providers.
An analysis prepared for Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson concludes that a study by Charles Rivers Associates commissioned by NRG Energy, which purports to show savings to gross state product from adopting a capacity market, contains numerous "errors in assumptions and calculations" as well as "incorrect assumptions and basic math errors" which inflate the cost of the energy-only market, and speciously make the capacity market option appear superior.
In an op-ed published by CityLimits.org, New York Assemblyman James Brennan said that the "clear answer" to excessive profits made by unregulated power generators under the New York market design is to "re-regulate the price of electricity."
The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a tentative order proposing to reduce the bonding requirements after the initial year of licensure for an electric generation supplier, stating that the current requirements, "may present a barrier to entry,"
The Michigan bill (House Bill 5184) to expand electric choice to all customers also includes provisions requiring purchase of receivables, permitting opt-out municipal aggregation, and requiring utilities to no longer own generation.
Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of New Hampshire have recommended that Public Service Company of New Hampshire's forecast 2014 default energy service rate be increased to reflect the removal of credits relating to Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) rebates.
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has suggested a series of workshops and topics to be addressed in a docket addressing potential impacts to the current utility model resulting from innovation and technological developments in generation and delivery of energy
State Senator Wendy Davis, the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2014 Texas gubernatorial election, said in a letter to Public Utility Commission of Texas Chair Donna Nelson that, "the PUC must not make any changes to the electricity market that would burden hardworking Texas families and the businesses that employ them with billions of dollars in additional costs that such a shift might cause."
The Pennsylvania PUC adopted in a final order a revised settlement with an EGS which includes a $22,000 fine to resolve 22 allegations of slamming, and includes a cap and other prohibitions on early termination fees.
An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would deny a customer complaint against Ambit Northeast, LLC d/b/a Ambit Energy concerning variable rate disclosures, but would refer the language back to PUC Staff, as the customer's confusion, "may indicate a need to review the approved disclosure language."
DTE Gas (MichCon) has scaled back certain elements of its proposal to require alternative gas suppliers to post rates to a utility-run rate comparison website, but suppliers and Michigan PSC Staff raised concerns with several remaining proposals.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted AEP Ohio a waiver of its corporate separation plan to allow it to retain contractual entitlements from generating resources owned by Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC), as other owners of OVEC have not consented to the assumption of these entitlements by AEP Generation Resources, Inc.
A retail supplier would pay $59,000 under a settlement with the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) to resolve an investigation into alleged slamming, Do Not Call violations, and other marketing violations.
In a filing rich with irony, a group of ESCOs have claimed that a New York order on the cost recovery mechanism for transmission projects meant to ensure reliability in the face of a potential shut down of the Indian Point nuclear plant, "will discriminate against competitive ESCOs."
Direct Energy has asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to "look closely" at transactions between Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Retail Services (DERS) [sic] after an audit identified an error concerning a journal entry related to a REC sale.
A proposed phase-in of the new G-J local capacity zone in the New York ISO, as formally proposed at FERC by NYISO last week, won't completely shield ESCOs and customers from rate shock associated with spiked capacity prices from the new zone, an analysis by NYISO shows.
Xpress Natural Gas announced plans to partner with a retail supplier to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) to off-pipeline industrial and commercial businesses and institutions in the State of New York.