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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

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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

Richter Dynamics, LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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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: Buoyed By NRG Critiques, Chron Columnist Calls For "Major Overhaul" Of Texas Wholesale Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 11 Retail Suppliers, Brokers

 

Briefly:

• NY PSC Schedules Procedural Conference in Retail Market Evidentiary Review
• Sharyland Postpones System-Wide Rates REP Workshop

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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

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Duke Energy Ohio's selection of ...

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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

Cirro Energy has begun offering ...

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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

DTE Energy said that its supply cost for natural gas default service has decreased by ...

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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

NRG Energy is acquiring ...

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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

Reliant is acquiring a book of customers from ...

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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

Mint Energy has begun offering electricity supply in ...

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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

 

March 30

Breaking: Texas PUC Commissioners Agree NextEra Acquisition of Oncor Not in Public Interest, Preparing Order To Reject Transaction

Commissioners of the Texas PUC today agreed unanimously that NextEra's proposed acquisition of Oncor is not in the public interest, and the PUCT is preparing an order to reject the transaction on such grounds

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On Rehearing, Regulator Revises "Fixed-Means-Fixed" Retail Contract Price Rule To Not Include Certain Customers

Clarifies Requirement For All Products To Use One Of Three Labels

Reiterates Use of Regulatory Out Clause Requires Drop of Customer To Default Service, Absent Affirmative Consent To Changes

A PUC issued an order on rehearing in which it revised its earlier adoption of a "fixed-means-fixed" requirement for all electric supplier contracts for all customer classes

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TXU Reports Highest Adjusted EBITDA Since 2012

Vistra Energy, the parent of TXU and Luminant, cited "exceptional" performance from its retail business in reporting earnings today, stating that TXU recorded its highest Adjusted EBITDA since 2012

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Update: Retail Supplier Transitioning Newly Acquired Customers To Multiple Brands

An ESCO will move customers to multiple newly affiliated brands after a change in control

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RetailEnergyX: Customers Purchasing Competitive Gas Supply Entitled To Class Action Settlement Funds

 

New York PSC Staff Says Interlocutory Review of ALJs' Ruling On ESCO Data Response Confidentiality Not Needed To Protect Confidential Status

New York Department of Public Service Staff opposed a request from Direct Energy for interlocutory review of a ruling by two New York Administrative Law Judges concerning confidential protection for ESCOs' data responses made during the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the mass market, as Staff said the current procedures and statute will offer confidential protection to the responses

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Entergy Texas Updates Participation Under Competitive Generation Service Tariff

In an annual update, Entergy Texas reported that ...

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Ohio Reports Price From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of AEP Ohio’s wholesale auction that will determine its standard service offer through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Lawyers To Seek $35 Million In Suit Seeking Class Action Status Against Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier To Ring NYSE Opening Bell

 

March 29

Consumer Advocates Oppose NY ESCOs' Sought Waivers To Serve Low-Income Customers

Seek Quarterly Reconciliation of Any Guaranteed Savings Program

AG Cites "Ongoing" Investigation of ESCO

New York's Utility Intervention Unit, and the state's Attorney General, opposed requested waivers filed with the PSC by several ESCOs who are seeking to continue to serve low-income customers.

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Latest Draft Would Tweak Prohibition on Use of Utility Name By Retail Suppliers To Reflect Use Of Long-Standing Names

A proposed order from an ALJ revises earlier language concerning the prohibition on the use of a utility's name by a retail supplier to reflect long-standing use of a name in the market.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Says Trump Drives Increase In Renewable Energy Sales

 

Draft Drops Proposal For Comprehensive Uniform, Approved Training Of Retail Supplier Agents

A proposed order from an ALJ concerning broad changes to the retail electric marketing rules would delete an earlier proposal for a comprehensive mandatory uniform training program for all sales agents

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RetailEnergyX: Now Low Electric Prices in Texas A Problem? (Chron Columnist Concerned Focus on Low Prices Hinders Innovation)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Now National Grid Proposing Transmission Line To Import Quebec Hydropower Into New England

 

March 28

Parent of Retail Supplier Exploring Sale of Energy Services, HVAC Unit

The parent of a retail supplier announced that it is exploring a sale of its energy services business line.

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Data Miners Seeking Texas Customer AMI Data Say They Shouldn't Be Subject To Same Requirements As Retail Electric Providers

Third party non-LSE energy service providers seeking access to customers' Smart Meter Texas (SMT) data should not be held to the same standards as retail electric providers, several data firms said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Texas Retail Provider Affiliated With Generation Receives Authorization To Use Trade Name Hello Energy

• Large Commodities Trader Seeks Texas Retail Provider Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate, Financial Services Firm Announces Solar Investment Partnership

 

PUC Finds Restructured Utility's Sought PPA Would Be Akin To Owning Generation After Unbundling, Rejects PPA

The New Hampshire PUC has rejected a proposal from Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource) for a 20-year PPA with a unit of Hydro-Quebec, finding the PPA to be inconsistent with the state's electric restructuring.

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• Texas PUC To Hold Workshop on SMT Web Portal
• PURA Schedules Tech. Meeting on Billing Requirements for Incidental Residential, Seeks More Comments On Commercial Bill Rules

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RetailEnergyX: CPower Selected As Vendor For Utility Demand Response Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon EDCs Seek Aggregation of Capacity Resources in PJM

 

March 27

States Moves Closer To Requiring Double Verification (LOA and TPV) For All In-Person Sales

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

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

An ALJ has issued a proposed 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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State Moves Closer To Adopting Separate "Written" Notice for Variable Rate Increases Greater Than 20%, Additional Disclosures

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

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Regulator "Concerned" With Lack of Specificity In Consumer Counsel's Allegations Seeking Investigation of Retail Market

While taking allegations of abusive practices of retail electric suppliers towards vulnerable populations, as alleged by the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, "very seriously," the Connecticut PURA expressed concern with the lack of specificity in OCC's petition to open a broad investigation into the retail electric market

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Marketing To NOPEC Customers With Lower Rates

 

Parent Re-branding One Of Its Retail Suppliers

A parent is re-branding one of its suppliers

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Regulator Drops Earlier Proposal That Retail Supplier Renewal Offers Include "Side By Side" Comparison of Rates Under Current Contract, Renewal Offer

In a proposed second notice order to adopt a host of new retail electric marketing rules, an ALJ is proposing to drop an earlier proposal that would have required a "side by side" comparison of current and new rates when a customer is provided a renewal offer or notice.

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Biofuels Marketer Seeks Retail Supplier License

• Youngblood Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT White Paper Makes Pitch For Greater Visibility Into Distributed Energy Resources, Growth

 

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RetailEnergyX: Are Competitive Electricity Markets Coming to Colorado? (No)

 

March 24

Update: Retail Supplier To Undergo Change In Control, Transfer Customers To New Affiliate

A retail supplier will undergo a change in control on April 1

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"Outrage" As Texas Gas Utility Seeks Over 50% Increase In Transportation (Choice) Rate, Verdigris Energy Testifies

Verdigris Seeks To Open Atmos Choice To Commercial Customers (Currently Limited To Industrials)

Texas industrial customers expressed "outrage" upon learning of an application by Atmos Pipeline - Texas (APT) to change the Rates of City Gate Service (CGS) and Rate Pipeline Transportation (PT) Rates, with such application including an average rate increase of 57.45% for Rate PT customers, energy consultant and broker Verdigris Energy LLC said in testimony before the Texas Railroad Commission (GUD Docket No. 10580)

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Court Dismisses RICO Claims, Suit That Had Sought Class Action Status Against Retail Supplier, In Granting Summary Judgment

Says Auto-Renewal Onto Variable Rate Does Not Amount To Mail/Wire Fraud

A federal judge for the United States District Court For The Northern District Of Illinois, Eastern Division has granted summary judgment in favor of Ambit Energy, and dismissed a suit, that had sought class auction status, that had alleged that Ambit violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq.

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RetailEnergyX: Lubbock Power & Light Signs Contract With SPS To Take Supply Through 2012

 

Maine PUC Sets New Default Service Rates For Mass Market Customers

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has set new prices for Standard Offer electricity supply for customers of Emera Maine – Maine Public District (Maine Public Service).

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Texas PUC Staff Issue Draft Proposal For Publication For Changes To Reliability Must-Run (RMR) Rules

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication concerning changes to the Reliability Must-Run (RMR) service rules

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Lubbock Power & Light Seeking Confidential ERCOT Generator Data For Integration Study

Lubbock Power & Light is seeking from ERCOT generator-unit specific data, which is considered protected information, as part of a study concerning the proposed integration of Lubbock Power & Light into ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Language For Narrower ERS Rule Changes (Omits Use For Local Congestion)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Draft Proposal For Changes To Transmission Rate, Allocation Rules

 

March 23

New York Utilities: Muni Aggregator's Definition of Eligible Customer Is "Over-Inclusive"

Muni Aggregator's Plan, "Flips Opt-Out Process On Its Head," Utilities Say

The municipal aggregation implementation plan submitted to the New York PSC by Good Energy, L.P. is "over-inclusive" in defining eligible customers, and, for new customers moving into the municipality, "flips the opt-out process on its head," the joint New York utilities said in comments to the PSC

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Broker Expands Retail Energy Sales to Include Home Automation

A broker announced that it launched a pilot program to sell home automation along with deregulated power.

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Ohio Approves Interim Default Service Procurement

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Dayton Power & Light's proposal to conduct a procurement of default service supplies, for the delivery period beginning June 1, 2017, while DP&L's electric security plan is still being adjudicated.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Level 3 Emergency Alerts May Become More Common, Not Because of System Conditions, But Because of Feds

 

NY Retail Supplier To Offer Security Systems

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Illinois Regulators Open "NextGrid" Investigation On Utility of the Future, Consumers, Markets

The Illinois Commerce Commission will initiate a collaborative process called NextGrid, "in which the industry and other stakeholders can develop a shared base of information and work to build consensus on critical issues facing the electric utility industry now and as it continues to rapidly transform."

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Sharyland To Hold REP Workshop on System-wide Rates Implementation, Issues

Sharyland Utilities will be conducting a workshop for retail electric providers to discuss operational requirements upon approval of proposed system-wide rates.

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IGS Energy Seeks Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. d/b/a IGS Energy applied for an amended ...

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Ohio Approves Results From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today accepted the results of Duke Energy Ohio’s fifth wholesale auction that will determine its retail generation service rates through May 2018.

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March 22

Direct Energy Says NY ALJs' Ruling Would Expose ESCOs' Pricing, Other Confidential Info to Freedom of Information Law Disclosure

Stating that a ruling, as clarified by an email last week, by two New York Administrative Law Judges, concerning confidential protection for ESCOs' data responses made during the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the mass market, would, "expose competitively sensitive pricing information and other confidential business records of Direct Energy and other ESCOs to disclosure under New York’s Freedom of Information Law ('FOIL')," Direct Energy Services, LLC petitioned the PSC for an interlocutory review of the ALJs' ruling

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Utility: Greater Transparency Needed On Muni Aggregation Pricing

Muni Aggregation Customers Paid $6.9 Million Above Default Service, Utility Says

Utility Alleges "Misleading" Marketing Tactics By Muni Aggregators

Greater transparency and customer education is needed concerning opt-out municipal aggregations, Nstar (Eversource) said in comments to the Massachusetts DPU, expressing concerns that aggregation customers may end up paying higher rates.

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Group Purchasing Organization With 10,000+ Member Locations Selects Retail Supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Public Advocate Seeks NY-Style Review of Retail Market, Citing Higher Costs

 

LifeEnergy (LS Power) Affiliate Launches Service In Four New States

LifeEnergy, LLC, an affiliate of LS Power, announced that it has expanded its electricity offerings to ...

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Utility To Include Default Service Costs In Nonbypassable Rider

As part of Duke Energy Ohio's newly filed electric rate case in Ohio, Duke Energy Ohio would include certain costs related to the regulatory administration of default service in a new nonbypassable regulatory mandates rider

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Retail Electric Supplier Expanding To Natural Gas Service

A retail electric supplier is expanding to gas service

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Retail Suppliers Seek Clarification Of Proposed Language Requiring Suppliers To Provide Photo ID Of "Each" Sales Rep To PSC (Not Just Door-to-Door), Other Vague Proposals

Retail suppliers have sought clarification of certain language in proposed electric supplier licensing regulations in the District of Columbia, including vague language concerning sales agent photo ID requirements

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NEM Releases Draft Agenda Topics For 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association has issued draft agenda topics and sessions for its 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 26 - April 28 in Washington, DC

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: NRG Targeting Half-Finished Projects to Grow Renewables

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Extends Sponsorship To Bring Free Admission To Houston Zoo

 

March 21

NY PSC Overturns Informal Finding, Affirms Sales Contract Must Be In Same Language As Marketing Pitch; Orders ESCO To Issue Refund

Overturning the informal finding of a hearing examiner in a complaint case, the New York PSC has ordered an ESCO to issue a refund to a customer after concluding that the execution of a contract, which was not in the same language as the language used to market to the customer, violated the Uniform Business Practices

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Utility With 50% Shopping Rate Seeks To Offer New Non-Commodity Services (Energy Consumption Analysis, Protection Services)

In an electric rate case, an EDC is seeking authorization to offer several non-commodity products and services to customers

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Utility Proposes Replacements, Enhancements To AMI System To Allow PJM Settlement On AMI Data, Improved Retail Supplier Data Access & Product Billing

An EDC, as part of a new electric rate case filed, has sought approval for enhancements to its AMI system and infrastructure.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Conducting Opt-In Electricity Aggregation

 

Retail Supplier Opposes "Unprecedented" Extension of Switching Timeline Sought By Utility

Choice Energy, LLC objected to the, "unprecedented," application of National Grid in Massachusetts to extend the number of days that a competitive electric supplier must submit a switch, from two to four days prior to the scheduled meter read date, for the switch to occur at the next meter read

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider CEO: Deregulation Hasn’t Fulfilled Its Potential

 

Utility Seeking To Charge Retail Supplier For Erroneously Reported Wholesale Market Data, Refund To Other Market Participant

Direct Energy Business filed a complaint at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio against Ohio Edison and Cleveland Electric Illuminating, alleging that the two FirstEnergy Ohio utilities are seeking to charge retail suppliers to resettle and refund a prior erroneous $5 million charge to another entity.

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Large Commodities Trader Seeks New York ESCO License

A commodities trader has submitted an application to the New York PSC for eligibility as an electricity ESCO

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RetailEnergyX: Texas-based Meat Company Selects Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former Direct Energy President Joins Home Services Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Police: Complaints on Door-to-Door Energy Marketer Received Within Two Hours Of Granting Permits

 

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RetailEnergyX: Canadian Gov’t Selects Retail Supplier For Alberta Accounts

 

March 20

Oncor Seeking To More Than Double Monthly Fixed Charge Applicable To Retail Providers' Residential Customers

In a rate case filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Oncor is seeking to more than double the monthly fixed charged applicable to residential service, which is charged to retail electric providers serving residential customers.

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Exclusive: Oncor Proposes Minimum Charge For Residential Customers With Distributed Energy Resources

In a new rate case, Oncor is proposing that residential customers with distributed energy resources (DER) with a capacity of three kW or greater be placed on a new rate class that includes a minimum charge.

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Calpine's Champion Energy Services Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Spox: "Persistent" Number of Retail Suppliers Using "Deceptive" Tactics

 

Regulator Rejects Utility Settlement on RPS Compliance Obligations As Inconsistent With Precedent (Retail Supplier Had Raised Concerns)

The Connecticut PURA has rejected a proposed settlement between Connecticut Light and Power (Eversource) and the agency's Prosecutorial Unit (PRO) concerning CL&P's RPS compliance obligations, stating that the settlement is inconsistent with past practice as RPS compliance obligations and settlement were applied to competitive retail suppliers

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March 17

Utility's Residential POR Discount Rate To Increase 60%, To Over 4%

A utility has filed to increase is POR discount to 4%

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Pennsylvania PUC Opens Review of Low-Income Energy Burden, Affordability; May Place More Customers in CAP Programs (Which Increasingly Have Restrictions on Shopping)

The Pennsylvania PUC yesterday approved a motion introduced by Vice Chairman Andrew Place and Commissioner David Sweet to initiate a study regarding affordable home energy burdens for low-income Pennsylvanians.

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Crius Extends Partnership With Comcast Under Multi-year Agreement, Reports Customer Growth, Earnings

In reporting earnings today, Crius Energy reported that it extended its marketing agreement with Comcast for a period of five years

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Claims REP Marketing Deceptions "Rampant", Refuses To Call PUC By Its Name

 

Nstar Residential POR Discount To Increase

Nstar (Eversource) has filed new proposed purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) to be effective May 1, 2017.

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National Grid Residential POR Discount to Decrease, Commercial POR Discount To Increase

National Grid in Massachusetts has filed new proposed purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) to be effective May 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Mass Market Aggregator Led By Retail Vet Launching Service

 

Pa. PUC Assigns PECO CAP Shopping Program Design To ALJ For Further Proceedings

The Pennsylvania PUC, granting in part a rehearing request from low-income customer advocates, has assigned the issue of Customer Assistance Program (CAP) electricity customer shopping at PECO to an ALJ for further proceedings.

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License Briefs

• Outsource Energy Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate
• APPI 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 April 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Opens Investigation For Third Party Warrant Process To Access AMI Data

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM State Consumer Advocates Name Market Vet As Executive Director

 

March 16

Virginia SCC Rules on Direct Energy Petition Regarding Viability of Electric Choice Market

The Virginia SCC has ruled on a petition from Direct Energy concerning several interpretations of the statutory provisions regarding electric choice, as Direct Energy had said that certain interpretations were necessary for the market to remain viable in cases where certain statutory milestones which foreclose one of the exemptions allowing retail choice were triggered

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for residential and commercial customers for the six-month period beginning April 1, 2017, and for industrial customers, for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2017

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Source Power & Gas Seeks To Serve New Service Area

• Clark Street Power Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: S&P Sees ERCOT Low Power Prices Persisting, Speculates On Lack Of Recovery

 

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RetailEnergyX: EDF Renewable Energy Expands into Distributed Electricity, Storage, Will Serve C&I Customers, Offer Retail Supply Through Affiliate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Geronimo Energy Offering Smaller Blocks Of Renewable Power For Small C&Is

 

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RetailEnergyX: Axium Infrastructure Acquires Equity Interest In PJM Power Plant

 

March 15

Parent Of Retail Supplier Enters Letter Of Intent To Dispose of HVAC/Water Heater Rental Assets, Reports Earnings

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Utilities Update Proposed Changes To Bypassable Default Service Adders Based On Rate Case

Pepco and Delmarva Power in Maryland recently filed updates to the proposed levels for a revised SOS Administrative Charge, based on updated underlying costs as established in recently adjudicated rate cases at each company.

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Texas PUC Executive Director Issues Notice Of Violation To Market Participant, PUC Staff Seeks $50,000 Fine

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RetailEnergyX: OSU Study: Residential "Bills" Increased Since Ohio Deregulation, Faults Lack of True Market Rate Option, Regulated Riders

 

Texas TDU Files For Approval Of New Wholesale Distribution Line Service Rate To Serve New Storage Customer

Sharyland Utilities, L.P. filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a new wholesale tariffed rate schedule, Wholesale Distribution Line Service, to serve a new energy storage project

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RetailEnergyX: CT Nuke Bills Could Impose Carbon Price On Retail Suppliers, Allow Nuke Contracts To Serve Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Large Aggregation Selects Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Google: Houston Top City For Solar Potential

 

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RetailEnergyX: Houston-based Sunnova Secures $80 Million in Tax Equity Commitments

 

March 14

New York PSC Permits Two ESCOs To Maintain Eligibility, Enroll Customers Conditioned On Cessation Of Use Of Specific Sales Agent

PSC: Use Of Authorization Letter Not Approved By Staff "Unlawful"

PSC Affirms ESCOs Responsible For Actions Of Sales Agents

In separate orders, the New York PSC ruled that ...

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N.Y. PSC Suspends ESCO's Ability To Enroll Residential, Non-Residential Customers

The New York PSC has suspended an ESCO's ability to market to and enroll residential and non-residential customers until the Commission orders otherwise.

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Start-Up With Texas Retail Market Vet As COO Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted start-up ...

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RetailEnergyX: Attorney General Sues Retail Supplier

 

Updated Default Service Stipulation, Now Signed By PUC Staff, Removes Proposed Adder To Default Service Rates

A revised stipulation, which now includes PUCO Staff as a signatory, governing Dayton Power & Light's electric security plan and Standard Service Offer (SSO) for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2023 would remove certain provisions from an earlier stipulation which would have added components to bypassable SSO rates

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Implementation of Utility Billing Of Non-Commodity Retail Supplier Charges Dropped Under Revised Default Service Stipulation

A revised stipulation, which now includes PUCO Staff as a signatory, governing Dayton Power & Light's electric security plan would revise certain pilot retail market enhancements which would have been required under an earlier stipulation.

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Michigan PSC Proposes Changes To Choice Enrollment Procedures

The Michigan PSC has issued proposed revisions to the electric choice enrollment and queue procedures as a result of the recent PA 341, to incorporate various modifications to statute

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania County Selects Retail Supplier, Bid Prices From 6 Suppliers Disclosed

 

March 13

Retail Supplier Announces Broadband Services Provider To Offer Supplier's Integrated Energy Platform

A retail supplier announced that a broadband service provider will offer its Integrated Energy Platform

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PPL Seeks To Delay Implementation Of Program Restricting CAP Customers From Taking Choice Service Outside of Standard Offer Program

Citing required IT changes, PPL Electric Utilities has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a three-month delay in the implementation date of the Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which, as previously reported, would be the only mechanism under which CAP customers may take competitive supply upon the program's implementation

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Owner Of Texas Electricity Ratings Site Expands To New York With NY Retail Supplier Ranking, Customer Review Site

Electricity Ratings, LLC has launched NYEnergyRatings.com, which provides retail energy supplier prices, rankings, and customer ratings

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RetailEnergyX: Change in Retail Suppliers’ Ownership Not Consummated

 

Santanna Energy Services Seeks New License

• Best Practice Energy Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Ohio Discloses Winning Retail Suppliers For Dominion East Ohio Default Service

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders in Dominion East Ohio's recent Standard Choice Offer auction for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

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Michigan PSC Moves Forward With Adoption Of State Reliability Mechanism, Setting Charge For Retail Suppliers

With FERC rejecting the Midcontinent ISO's proposal for a forward capacity auction specific to retail choice states, the Michigan PSC, consistent with recent legislation, has established a process to establish a State Reliability Mechanism (SRM), under which retail suppliers will be required to pay for certain costs of utility-owned capacity, as established by the PSC, barring a showing of suppliers' capacity

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RetailEnergyX: FT: Google’s DeepMind In Talks With National Grid UK To Use AI To Balance Electric Supply

 

March 10

Texas PUC To Drop Proposed Use of ERS Resources For Local Relief In Final Rule

Anderson Says Distributed Generation Needs To Be Integrated in ERCOT SCED, Says DG Should Receive LMP

Anderson Suggests Study Finds Multi-Interval SCED Not Cost-Effective, Says Commission Should Turn Attention To Co-optimization in ERCOT

During an open meeting yesterday, Texas PUC Commissioners agreed that a final order revising Emergency Response Service (ERS) rule should omit language that would allow Emergency Response Service (ERS) resources to be used to relieve local transmission congestion or emergencies, with Commissioner Kenneth Anderson stating that the rulemaking process has identified a need for action on other issues, including integrating distributed generation into SCED and proceeding with co-optimization in the ERCOT real-time market

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Regulator Rejects $5 Million Settlement Between Retail Supplier and AG/Consumer Counsel, Says Case Requires Findings To Be Made

A regulator has rejected a $5 million settlement between a retail supplier and the Attorney General and Consumer Counsel, stating that, "it is important for dispositive conclusions and findings to be made in this proceeding."

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New York PSC To Further Weigh Oversight Of Distributed Generation Providers, Consider Before New DG Compensation Implemented

As part of an order valuing the output from distributed generation, the New York PSC establish a process to further weigh the oversight of distributed generation providers, with the Commission setting a schedule that will allow the PSC to consider the issue of distributed energy resource (DER) oversight coincident with implementing various measures required in the order on the value of DER.

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New York PSC Adopts Compensation Mechanism To Value Distributed Generation

The New York PSC has adopted an order establishing a mechanism for the value at which distributed energy resources (DERs) are to be compensated.

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RetailEnergyX: N.J. Town Selects Supplier For Muni Aggregation (Consultant Fee Disclosed)

 

New York PSC Orders Each Electric Utility To Deploy Two Storage Projects By End of 2018

The New York PSC has ordered that each investor-owned electric utility shall each deploy two energy storage projects by the end of 2018

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Energy Marketing Conferences Names Retail Energy Provider of the Year; Most Innovative Marketer

Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced the winners of the "2016 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award" and the "2016 Most Innovative Marketer Award."

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RetailEnergyX: New Energy Shopping Site Launches In Ohio

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Market Monitor Releases Annual State Of The Market Report

 

March 9

Updated: NY PSC Proposes That All ESCO Mass Market Sales Be Subject To TPV (Internet, Mailer, Etc.)

Would Require ESCOs To Direct Customers To Compare Rate To Utility's Rate On Bill

ESCOs Would Be Required To Ask All Customers If They Are On Low-Income Program

ESCOs Would Be Required To Offer Budget Billing

ESCOs Would Be Prohibited From Acting As Customer Agent For Enrollment, Switch Purposes

The New York PSC has issued a proposed set of revisions to the Uniform Business Practices that would require all mass market sales to be subject to, "independent third party verification."

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Retail Supplier Offering Plan Bundled With VOIP Service In Texas, Other Markets

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New York Proposes To Enshrine Municipal Aggregation's Ability To Enroll Customers On Opt-Out Basis In UBPs

As part of several revisions to the Uniform Business Practices (see related story today), the New York PSC is proposing to exempt municipal aggregations from provisions related to customer authorization and slamming

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio PUC Announces Grid Modernization Review To Enhance Customer Experience (No Retail Suppliers Thus Far Announced For Initial Panel)

 

Texas QSE Would Pay $125,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $125,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve Staff's investigation of ...

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Massachusetts Adopts Rules On Disposition, Cost Recovery Of Long-Term Utility Generation Contracts

The Massachusetts DPU has adopted rules implementing certain recently enacted statues requiring the EDCs to solicit long-term contracts for 9,450,000 megawatts-hours of, "clean energy generation," and 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power, which is equal to about 50% of retail sales in the state (see details here).

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Imposes Civil Forfeiture On Retail Suppliers, Broker For Unpaid Assessments

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier, Utility Unveils New Logo, Brand Identity Reflecting Evolving Customer Expectations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada PUC Approves Exit Fee for Caesars To Take Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Expects To Raise $34 Million Via Public Offering

 

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RetailEnergyX: StarTex Power Running Energy Conservation Contest

 

March 8

Breaking: NY PSC Proposes That All ESCO Mass Market Sales Be Verified Through Voice Verification (Internet, Mailer, Etc.)

Would Require ESCOs To Direct Customers To Compare Rate To Utility's Rate On Bill

The New York PSC has issued a proposed set of revisions to the Uniform Business Practices

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Retail Supplier Looking For Additional Acquisitions

Parent of Retail Supplier Names New COO

A retail supplier is looking for additional acquisition opportunities

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N.Y. Gov. Designates Interim Chair of N.Y. PSC

The New York State Department of Public Service announced today that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has designated ...

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Texas PUC Staff: Sharyland's Proposed Place Of Worship Discount Represents "Drastic Departure" From Competitive Market

Staff Proposes Alternative, Non-Discriminatory Relief For Off-Peak Customers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, in testimony in Sharyland Utilities' rate case, said that a proposed discount, via an alternative rate design, for places of worship, "represents a drastic departure from the competitive market paradigm," and would be discriminatory, as Staff proposed an alternative mechanism

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Sources Say Exelon Retains Restructuring Advisor For Texas Merchant Power Plants

 

Texas PUC Staff Proposing Higher Fixed Customer Charge, Lower Volumetric Rate For Residential Customers At Sharyland Utilities

In testimony in Sharyland Utilities' (SU) rate case, which is to set system-wide rates for both of Sharyland Utilities' service areas, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed increasing the fixed customer charge for residential customers versus Sharyland's proposal, while decreasing the volumetric residential rate

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Affiliate of Texas REP Enters Partnership With Three Hotel Franchisers, Cites Synergistic Opportunities For Retail Supply

An affiliate of a Texas retail electric provider announced today that it has entered into the first stage of a partnership agreement with, "three of the nation's leading hotel franchisers."

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EMEX Reports Volumes, Touts Record Financial Results

EMEX, LLC, a broker and energy risk management firm, recently announced several financial growth metrics and disclosed its volumes under contract

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RetailEnergyX: Great Eastern Energy Announces Launch of Ener-G Tracker Energy Management Tool

 

Pennsylvania Sees Steady Residential Monthly Shopping Growth

Pennsylvania's net increase in the aggregate number of residential electric customers on competitive supply was nearly identical to January's growth.

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RetailEnergyX: Former TXU Exec Joins Utility Holding Co.

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Seeks To Transfer Merchant Plant To Utilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Gaz Métro Acquires U.S Solar Firm, Eye Towards Combining Solar, Gas

 

March 7

Identity of Retail Supplier Acquired By National Gas & Electric Disclosed

A retail supplier informed regulators that National Gas & Electric, LLC has acquired 100% of its membership interests

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XOOM Energy Launches Expansion

XOOM Energy announced that it is expanding its product offerings to ...

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Utility Seeks To Use RECs From Nonbypassable Long-Term Contracts, Owned Generation To Serve Default Service Load

United Illuminating has sought authority from the Connecticut PURA to utilize RECs it owns through required purchases under long-term contracts or utility-owned generation built via nonbypassable charges to serve any default service load self-managed by UI, with such transfer of RECs taking place at a price that is reflective of the market price for Class I RECs at the time of the transfer

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RetailEnergyX: Utility In Retail Choice State Offering "Connected Home Plan", Smart Thermostat

 

PSC Fixes Amount For Retail Supplier Fine, Refers Unpaid Fine To State Collection Unit

The Maryland PSC has referred an unpaid civil penalty imposed on a retail supplier to the Maryland State Central Collection Unit.

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

A Texas generator would pay $25,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve Staff's investigation of TPC for alleged violations of

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PECO Updates Timeline To Allow CAP Customer Shopping If PUC Does Not Rule On Compliance Plan By Mid-March

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a update explaining that if the PUC does not rule on a pending Customer Assistance Program (CAP) shopping compliance plan by mid-March, PECO will not be able to implement CAP shopping in April as originally projected.

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Again Sponsoring Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NRG Sets Layoffs In Home Solar Unit

 

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RetailEnergyX: Summer Energy Named To Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

 

March 6

Retail Supplier Has Three Acquisitions Under LOI

A retail supplier said that the company has three acquisitions for which it has letters of intent.

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Retail Supplier Teams With Cable Provider To Offer Home "Integrated Energy Platform" To Service Providers

A retail supplier and cable company have entered into a five-year strategic agreement to jointly offer an "Integrated Energy Platform" to service providers across the U.S.

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PSC Expresses Concern With Supply-Related Billing Charges In Distribution Rates, Will Further Examine Issue

PSC Adds Costs To Default Service Rate, Eliminates Optional Default Service Product

A PSC has expressed concern that billing costs related to default service supply may be embedded in distributed rates, and said it would further examine the issue

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RetailEnergyX: SPS (Xcel) Rates In Texas Expected To Keep Rising

 

N.Y. ALJs Issue Guidance Addressing Concern Protected Information Submitted in Retail Mass Market Evidentiary Review Will Be Subject To Freedom Of Information Law

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets have issued further guidance addressing certain parties concerns that previously outlined procedures concerning protected information submitted as part of discovery are not entitled to confidential protection under the state's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) absent additional processes and findings.

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SOS Auction Sees "Record Low" Pricing, Residential Prices Fall 20% vs. Replaced Contracts

A recent SOS auction saw "record lows" in pricing for all customer classes, a consultant said in an auction report

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts White Paper on Modeling DA PTP Obligations, Encourages QSEs to Read

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC To Consider Reconciling State Policy Goals With RTO Market Designs
---Will Examine Long-Term Expectations of Roles For State Action vs. RTO Markets For Resource Adequacy, Sets Technical Conference

 

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Reports Japan Customer Growth, Considering Two Other International Markets

 

Youngblood Seeks Texas Aggregator License

James Youngblood applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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March 3

Retail Supplier Enters Agreement To Acquire 19,000 RCEs, Option For 41,000 More; Discloses Purchase Price

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into a letter agreement with National Gas & Electric, LLC for the acquisition of approximately 19,000 RCEs with an option to acquire an additional 41,000 RCEs.

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Spark Energy Sees Record Results, Reports Organic Growth

Spark Energy said that it saw record Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter and year 2016.

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Retail Supplier Announces RCE Milestone, Approaches 2 Million RCEs

A retail supplier announced that it recently surpassed ...

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Utility Provides Update For Cost of Purchase of Receivables Implementation

Washington Gas Light has filed with the District of Columbia PSC an updated estimate for the cost to implement purchase of receivables

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RESA: If Specific Suppliers Are Not Complying With Customer Protections, PURA Should Exercise Enforcement Power, Rather Than Opening Generic Investigation

The Retail Energy Supply Association asked the Connecticut PURA to close a proceeding opened to address a petition from the Office of Consumer Counsel to conduct an investigation into, "the effects of abusive electric supplier marketing practices on vulnerable populations," as RESA said, to the extent particular suppliers are not complying with the robust set of existing customer protections, PURA should exercise its enforcement powers.

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: CenterPoint Project Aims To Bring Congestion Relief To Power, Prices

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nantucket, MA Selects Retail Supplier For Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Rick Perry Confirmed As DOE Secretary

 

March 2

Retail Supplier To Cease Enrolling New Customers in State Under Settlement Approved By PUC

Retail supplier will suspend all marketing and sales activities in state

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Broker-Consultant Names Manager of Technology & Innovation

A broker announced that ...

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Ohio Utility Withdraws "Interim" Request To Use Generation From Utility-Owned Power Plant Entitlements To Supply Default Service Customers

Given the pendency of its request and upcoming default service auction, AEP Ohio has withdrawn its interim request for approval to use its generation entitlements in the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) generation to serve Standard Service Offer (SSO) customers starting June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Again Pushes For Uniform Retail Provider Pricing, End To Minimum Usage Plans

 

Settlement Would Raise Fees Associated With Competitive Generation Customer Choice Program At Arizona Utility, Continue Program That Was Threatened With Elimination

A settlement among certain parties to Arizona Public Service's rate case would continue the competitive wholesale generation (buy-through) choice program at APS, at the current overall cap, but with higher fees to suppliers.

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NRG Home (Reliant Energy Northeast) Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State

Reliant Energy Northeast LLC d/b/a NRG Home applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Lawsuit Filed Against Retail Supplier, Utility Alleging Improper Crediting of Net Metered Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon To Install Solar On 50 Fulfillment Center Rooftops

 

March 1

ESCO Alleges N.Y. PSC Show Cause Order, "Contains Numerous Factual Errors", Borrows Erroneous "Investigative" Language Describing A Separate ESCO

In response to a show cause order issued by the New York PSC, in which the PSC alleged various violations of the Uniform Business Practices, including alleged slamming, an ESCO alleged that the PSC's show cause order, "contains numerous factual errors and incorrectly attributes another ESCO’s conduct to [the respondent ESCO]."

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Retail Supplier Names New Senior Vice President

A retail supplier named a new SVP

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Japanese Conglomerate Registers As Texas Power Marketer

• Outsource Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: NRG: Time To "Prune" Assets (Sales) If Value Can Be Achieved

 

Texas REPs Express Concerns With Implementation of System-Wide Rates At Sharyland, Seek Detailed Plan

In testimony in Sharyland Utilities' rate case to implement system-wide rates across its Cap Rock and McAllen territories, retail energy provider stakeholders raised certain concerns with the transition, and asked that the Public Utility Commission of Texas require the utility to adopt a detailed implementation plan

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Texas PUC Staff Report Cumulative Smart Energy Devices Provided To Low-Income Customers Under Nearly Exhausted REP Reimbursement Programs

The program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers resulted in the provision of 57,000 devices to low-income customers, Texas PUC Staff said in a report

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With MISO Auction Changes Rejected, Michigan Seeks Comment On Adopting State Reliability Mechanism, Capacity Charges For Retail Suppliers

The Michigan Public Service Commission is seeking comment on how to proceed in light of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Feb. 2 order rejecting the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s proposal to establish a three-year forward capacity auction specific to retail choice states.

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Announces Texas Energy Storage Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT: Seasonal forecasts indicate sufficient generation available for spring, summer

 

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Partners With NRG Energy To Deploy "Storage on Demand"

 

February 28

New Texas Retail Supplier Led By Retail Market Vets Receives License

A start-up led by several Texas market vets received a REP license from the PUCT

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NRG Reports Retail Customer Count Growth Year-Over-Year, Record Retail Adjusted EBITDA

NRG Energy reported retail growth year-over-year in terms of customer count and Adjusted EBITDA in announcing 2016 earnings

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Ohio Reports Winning Retail Suppliers, Tranches Won From Columbia SCO Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has reported winning bidders from the Columbia Standard Choice Offer auction for the 2017-18 period.

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RetailEnergyX: NRG CEO: "IPP Model Is Now Obsolete"

 

PUC Receives No Responses To Default Service RFP, Directs Utility To Propose Alternative

A PUC directed an EDC to propose an alternative default service mechanism after no bids were received for an RFP

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RESA Appeals Pennsylvania PUC Capping Retail Supplier Rates For CAP Customers Via Standard Offer Program

The Retail Energy Supply Association has appealed to the Commonwealth Court a Pennsylvania PUC decision which provides that Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers at PPL Electric can only take competitive electric supply through a CAP-specific Standard Offer Program (SOP), which mandates that suppliers' CAP-SOP rates shall be a 7% discount to the PPL default service rate in effect at the time of enrollment, with the EGS rate fixed for 12 months

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Ambit Energy Launches In New Service Area

Ambit Energy has begun offering electricity service to residential and small commercial electric customers at ...

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ERCOT Terminates RMR Agreement

ERCOT announced in a market notice that it has terminated the Reliability Must-Run (RMR) agreement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: First In RetailEnergyX.com (From 12/1): Retail Supplier ENGIE Resources Launches Financing Solution For Energy Efficiency Initiatives

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Trader Alleges "Favoritism" By PJM To Certain Stakeholder Segments, Alleges RTO Hostile To Virtual Bidders

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sale Process for PSNH Utility Generation Units Launched

 

February 27

Dynegy Organically Expanding Retail To Two States, Talks Potential For Texas Retail Entry

Dynegy is expanding its retail business to two states organically, and moving into Texas would be beneficial, but would be secondary to more pressing balance sheet goals, Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon said during an earnings call

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PSEG Provides Update On Competitive Retail Strategy, Retail M&A

During an earnings call, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) provided an update on its newly created competitive retail energy supplier, PSEG Energy Solutions

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Texas Retail Provider Surpasses 75,000 Customers and 150,000 RCEs

Texas-based retail provider Discount Power announced that it surpassed the 75,000 customer threshold last week.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Supplier Exploring Sale

 

Start-up Led By Energy Management, Data Veteran Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted Stratis Energy Services, LLC an electric aggregator certificate to serve residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

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N.Y. ALJ Issues Further Guidance On Retail Market Review Discovery Responses

In response to more questions, a New York ALJ has issued further guidance and FAQs concerning ESCOs' responses to discovery requests, now that a protective order has been issued in the New York PSC's retail mass market evidentiary review

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Dynegy Says More Asset Sales Possible

Dynegy said during an earnings call that more generation asset sales are possible as part of its strategy to meet its 4.5x net leverage target

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Liberty Power Elected to NEM Executive Committee

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Liberty Power Corp. has been elected to NEM's Executive Committee.

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RetailEnergyX: In ADR, ERCOT Denies LCRA Requested Relief Regarding Congestion Revenue Rights

 

February 24

Retail Supplier Returning Customers To Default Service, Relinquishing License Under $5 Million Settlement With Attorney General

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement with an Attorney General under which it is returning electricity customers to default service, and is making a voluntary $5 million donation and contribution to the state

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Dynegy Pushing Muni Aggregation In Ohio, Will Help "Educate" Communities On Programs

Says Retail Unit Maintaining Strong "Incumbent" Position In Illinois

Dynegy expects to increase competitive retail sales in 2017 as it pushes municipal aggregation in Ohio.

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PUC Approves Settlement Providing Single Retail Supplier With Ability To Use Supplier Consolidated Billing

Settlement Also Includes $100 Million To Former Default Service Customers; Change In How Non-Market Transmission Rates Calculated

A PUC has approved without modification a global settlement concerning several remanded proceedings which will allow a single additional retail electric supplier to utilize supplier consolidated billing on a pilot basis

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Dynegy Selling Two PJM Peakers; Also Swaps Ownership Of Ohio Plants

Dynegy announced several asset sales and other transactions in reporting earnings yesterday.

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RetailEnergyX: Houston, TX Increases Purchase of Solar Power

 

PSE&G Announces Extension of Supply Rate Credit To Default Service Customers

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) announced that it will extend its bill credit for default service residential gas customers next month, saving customers another $12 on their bills for March usage.

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Retail Supplier Reports 50% Decline in Complaints

Centrica said in reporting earnings (see yesterday's story) that its North American Home energy supply business saw a 47% decline in complaints, as reported by various regulatory bodies, in 2016 versus 2015.

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Update: Dominion East Ohio Default Service Won't Be Sold At Discount To NYMEX Price During 2017-18

Update (2/24): PUCO approved the new SCO at Dominion East Ohio as set in the auction as described in this story

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RetailEnergyX: Police Warn About Fake Utility Employees Going Door-to-Door

 

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RetailEnergyX: AES, AIMCo To Acquire Solar Generation Developer

 

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RetailEnergyX: PowerMarket Offering Platform for Community Solar in ConEd Service Area

 

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RetailEnergyX: PALMco Energy Provides One Year of Free Energy to Connecticut Habitat for Humanity Family

 

February 23

Direct Energy To Launch Own Smart Thermostat In First Half Of 2017, Full Rollout of Hive Connected Home Products

Centrica Reports Improved Unit Margins For North American Home Business, Reports Earnings

Hive, Centrica's connected home brand, will see a "full launch" of its product range in North America during the first half of 2017, including the Hive smart thermostat, Centrica said in reporting earnings today

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FirstEnergy Considering "Alternatives" For FirstEnergy Solutions Retail Exit, But Don't Expect Announcement Soon, CEO Says

FirstEnergy Corp. will consider "alternatives" for the retail supply business of FirstEnergy Solutions as part of its decision (first reported yesterday) to exit its competitive businesses by mid-2018, but FirstEnergy Corp. Charles Jones told investors not to expect any announcement on the FES retail business in the near future

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NY PSC Won't Alter ESCOs' 2017 Clean Energy Procurement Obligations

While issues concerning the allocation of clean energy procurement obligations are pending before the New York PSC in a separate proceeding, the PSC said in adopting a clean energy standard implementation plan that any decision in such separate proceeding, "will not alter the requirements for the 2017 compliance period that have been established in previous Commission orders in this proceeding."

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Seeking Nuclear Subsidy Legislation Via ZEC Program In Ohio, Would Still Sell Nuclear Plants

 

Dominion East Ohio Default Service To No Longer Be Sold At Discount To NYMEX Price During 2017-18

The Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 saw the RPA established as ...

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New York Directs Utilities To Charge Customers Single, Constant Bypassable Rate For Clean Energy Standard Compliance To Minimize "Volatility"

In authorizing the state's electric utilities to recover costs associated with the various clean energy standards now imposed on LSEs, the New York PSC ruled that a single, constant charge shall be applied at each utility throughout the year, to minimize volatility.

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RetailEnergyX: GSA Partnership Places D.C. Metro With Retail Supplier

 

February 22

People's Counsel Seeks Change To Require Written Signature For Telephonic Sales

An Office of People's Counsel has submitted a petition to the PSC to initiate a rulemaking to modify of the utility consumer bills of rights (CBOR)

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FirstEnergy To Exit Competitive Operations By Mid-2018

FirstEnergy said in reporting earnings that it has reached a decision to exit "competitive operations" by mid-2018

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Texas Retail Providers, NextEra Energy Reach Stipulation On Oncor Branding, Method For Customer Rate Credits

NextEra Energy, Inc. and several Texas retail electric providers have reached stipulations, filed in NextEra Energy's application before the Public Utility Commission of Texas to acquire Oncor, concerning the branding of Oncor and competitive NextEra Energy affiliates, and certain rate credits adopted in the proceedings.

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Would Apply Rate Cap To Retail Supplier Pricing

 

Regulator Seeks Comments on Marketing Standards, Stakeholder Proposals; Includes Requirement For All Door-to-Door Sales To Use Tablet, Be Recorded

A regulator has sought further comment on proposed marketing standards for electricity supply service.

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PSC Proposes To Place Five-year Expiration On Supplier Licenses, Require Renewals; Language Could Be Interpreted As Requiring Photo ID For "Each" Sales Rep (Not Just Door-to-Door)

A PSC has issued a revised set of proposed rules for electricity supplier licensing standards.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Retail Supplier Launches "Major" New Loyalty Program (Home Services Bundle, Pay TV Bundle Among Offers)

 

Auction of PSNH Utility Generation Delayed Due to Court Appeal, New Schedule Set

The New Hampshire PUC has set a new timeline for the auction of generation owned by Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource).

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Launches New Solar Combination Offer, With Rebate, In Texas

 

February 21

Start-Up Texas REP Launches PowertoConfuse.org To Educate Customers Ahead Of Launch

Retail Provider CEO Says System "Broken"

Company's Approach Will Emphasis Technology, Data

A start-up Texas retail electric provider announced that it has launched PowertoConfuse.org, which it called, "an easy-to-understand interactive educational resource."

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Texas Bills Would Terminate Authority For General Land Office To Sell Retail Power

Two identical bills filed with the Texas legislature (HB 1685 / SB 736) 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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Texas Bill Would Make Unauthorized Switch in Retail Electric Provider A Criminal Offense

Bill Would Require Signed, Written Statement From Customer For Service "Initiation" With Retail Provider

HB 1475 has been filed with the Texas legislature which would make the unauthorized initiation of service with a different retail electric provider a criminal offense

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Texas Electric Complaints Declined in 2016, Violation Rate Declines As Well

The total volume of electric complaints filed by consumers with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in Calendar Year 2016 decreased by approximately 30% from last year’s record low volume, Regulatory Compliance Services reported

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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

 

February 20

Texas TDU To Issue Refunds, Through Retail Energy Providers Or Potentially Mailed Check, To Customers Placed on Wrong Delivery Rate Schedule

TDU To Pay $425,000 Fine Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A Texas TDU is to issue refunds, through one of three avenues including through a customer's retail electric provider, and pay a $425,000 fine under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas that resolves Staff's investigation into alleged violations of 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) § 25.214, relating to Retail Delivery Service Provided by Investor Owned Transmission and Distribution Utilities, and the TDU's Tariff for Retail Delivery Service adopted pursuant thereto.

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New York ALJs Adopt Protective Order In Retail Market Evidentiary Review Proceeding

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market have adopted a protective order.

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) has filed with PURA new Last Resort Service (LRS) rates for the period beginning April 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica, Direct Energy Parent, Launches New Innovations Venture, Seeks To Invest £100 Million In Start-ups, Includes "Scouts" In Houston

 

Regulator Sets Status Conference On Consumer Advocate's Petition To Investigate Retail Suppliers' Alleged "Abusive" Practices, Potential Low-Income Shopping Ban

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled for March 8 a status conference concerning the Office of Consumer Counsel's petition for PURA, "open a proceeding investigating the effects of abusive electric supplier marketing practices on vulnerable populations."

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks License In Northeast State

• EnergyObjective Seeks New License

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Startup Aims To Add More Power To Choosing Electric Plans

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Watchdogs Seek Tighter Limits On Energy Retailers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chron: Q&A With TEPA President Andrew Barth

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica To Start Construction Of New Battery Storage Facility

 

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RetailEnergyX (2/16): Nevada Governor: "Likely" Energy Choice Will Be Introduced, Creates Committee on Energy Choice

Committee Excludes Retail Suppliers As Stakeholder Category For Membership

 


February 17

N.Y. ALJ Issues Further Guidance To ESCOs, Who Aren't Parties To Retail Market Review Case, Concerning PSC Staff Data Requests, Notes Staff's Subpoena Power

A New York ALJ presiding over the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market has issued further guidance to ESCOs who are not parties to the evidentiary proceeding, to further provide understanding to non-parties concerning data requests which have been issued to them by Staff

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Governor Names Retail Supplier VP To Fill PUC Seat

Retail supplier regulatory affairs VP named to PUC post

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Mint Energy Expands To New State

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Retail Choice Opponents "Fill" Nebraska Chamber To Speak Out Against Energy Choice

 

PSEG Merchant Arm Names New President Of Gas Supply For Trading Organization

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Stream Energy Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: New England Generators Seek FERC Clarification On Refund Of Peak Energy Rent Adjustments (Impacts Retail Suppliers' Fixed Price Contracts)

 

Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of March 2017

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From the RetailEnergyX.com Archives (1/24): NRG Seeks Waiver of Capacity Market Penalty For Capacity Shortfall

 

February 16

Spark Energy Affiliate Announces Acquisition, With Option Which Would Bring Affiliate's Total To 100,000 RCEs

National Gas & Electric, LLC, an affiliate of Spark Energy, announced today that it has, "closed on a company acquisition with an option to purchase additional customers."

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N.Y. ALJ Issues Guidance For Filing of Confidential ESCO Discovery Responses, Including Responses To Staff Information Requests Directed To ESCOs Not Parties To Proceeding

A New York PSC Administrative Law Judge has issued guidance concerning the filing of confidential discovery responses by ESCOs in the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets, including guidance directed to ESCOs who are not party to the case, but who have been served with information requests issued by PSC Staff

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ESCO Calls Discovery Process In N.Y. Evidentiary Review of Mass Markets, "Unfair"

Citing the lack of a protective order which would allow all parties to receive discovery responses and develop testimony based on such responses, Family Energy, Inc. said in a February 10 filing with the New York PSC concerning the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy markets that, "it is simply unfair for this proceeding to continue without an appropriate Protective Order in place," given that, unlike other parties, PSC Staff will be receiving discovery responses in the absence of a protective order.

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RetailEnergyX: Governor In Vertically Integrated State: "Likely" Energy Choice Will Be Introduced, Creates Committee on Energy Choice

Committee Excludes Retail Suppliers As Stakeholder Category For Membership

 


Large, Utility-Affiliated Retail Supplier Registers as New York ESCO

A large retail supplier has filed an Energy Service Company (ESCO) retail access application, for electricity, with the New York PSC

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Update: Parent In "Process" Of Monetizing (Selling) Retail Supplier

In releasing earnings today, TransCanada Corporation said of its previously reported decision to sell its Northeast power marketing business, "We are also in the process of monetizing the U.S. Northeast power marketing business."

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RetailEnergyX: Nebraska Holding Hearing On Bill Which Would Require Introduction Of Electric Choice

 

Texas PUC Revises Date For Third Party AMI Data Access, Authorization Workshop

The Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has revised the date for a workshop concerning third party authorization to access Smart Meter Texas (SMT) data (Project 46204)

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RetailEnergyX: Former NRG CMO, Reliant VP Joins Mattress Retailer

 

From the Archives (2/7): Badar Khan, Direct Energy CEO, Named Group Executive Committee at National Grid

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February 15

Retail Supplier, Marketer Names New President

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Retail Supplier "Bearish" On Solar

A retail supplier said that the company has turned "bearish" on the solar segment

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Funds For Low-Income Smart Device REP Reimbursement Program Nearly Exhausted At Final Texas Utility

AEP Texas North Division reported that, as of February 14, it has received invoices from retail electric providers that exhaust 75% and 90% of the funds made available to REPs for reimbursement under a program under which REPs provide no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Publishes Written Final Rule on Use of Portable Electronic Devices In Door-to-Door Sales

 

New York-based Retail Supplier Expands To Ohio

A retail supplier announced that it is expanding to Ohio

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Park Power Receives New Retail Supplier License

• Best Practice Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Oncor Provides Notice That It Will Make Rate Filing

Oncor informed the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it will soon make a rate filing, as the result of show cause orders previously issued by cities with original jurisdiction.

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RetailEnergyX: Generators File Suit Against Illinois Nuclear Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Edison Energy to Conduct Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning Projects for New York City Operated Buildings

 

February 14

Just Energy Has Funnel Of Over 700 Retail Storefronts

Includes Nation's Dominant Retailer

Just Energy has a funnel that, over the next 16 months, will bring the retail supplier into over 700 storefront locations, the company's Chief Sales Officer Morgan Smith told EnergyChoiceMatters.com in an interview.

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Retail Supplier Said To Offer First Green-e Carbon Offset Gas Plans In NJ, MD

A supplier said that it has begun offering what it said was the first residential Green-e Climate certified 100% carbon offset natural gas product in Maryland and New Jersey.

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N.Y. Utility Seeks To Expand Smart Meter Deployment To Cover Full Territory

An EDC has newly petitioned the New York PSC for approval to fully deploy advanced metering infrastructure throughout its territory.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Purchases Energy Management Co. (And Former Retail Supplier)

 

Texas PUC Staff Seeks Comments On Third Party Authorization To Access Smart Meter Texas Data, SMT Functionalities

The Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has requested comments from interested parties relating to a rulemaking concerning third party authorization to access Smart Meter Texas (SMT) data (Project 46204)

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TXU Proposes Oncor Be Prohibited From Sharing "Identifying Brand Features" With Parent, NextEra Competitive Affiliates

Echoing concerns raised by certain other retail market participants, TXU Energy filed a statement of position with the Texas PUC, in the proceeding reviewing NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, in which TXU said that Oncor should be prohibited from using any "identifying brand features" used by its parent or competitive affiliates

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RetailEnergyX: El Paso Electric Seeks Texas Base Rate Hike Due To New Ratebased Generation

 

February 13

NRG Forms "Business Review" Committee; As Cooperation Agreement with Elliott Management and Bluescape Energy Partners Announced

John Wilder and Barry Smitherman to Join NRG Board

NRG Energy, Inc. today announced that it has entered into cooperation agreements with affiliates of each of Elliott Management Corporation and Bluescape Energy Partners LLC.

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Utility Selects Retail Supplier To Supply Customers Ineligible For Choice Service For Three-Year Term, Reports Bids

A utility has selected a retail supplier to serve low-income customers

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Calpine: Creating Retail "Powerhouse" A Top Priority

Retail Platform "Strategically Complete", Not Planning Additional Retail Platform Purchases Absent "Deep Value"

Creating a retail energy "powerhouse" is a top priority for Calpine in 2017, Trey Griggs, who was newly named as President of Calpine Retail, said during an earnings call on Friday.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Dropping Customers To Default Service

 

New Jersey BGS Default Service Auction Prices Up To 20% Lower Versus Prior Contracts Being Replaced

New Jersey's 2017 procurement of contracts for one-third of the fixed priced Basic Generation Service (BGS) default electric service portfolio resulted in contracts that are 6.8 percent to 18.2 percent less expensive than the expiring contracts from the 2014 BGS auction.

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RetailEnergyX: Broker, LED Provider Sets Growth Strategy After Acquiring Retail Supplier

 

NextEra Energy Says Revised Oncor Code of Conduct Would Not Prohibit Use Of "Similar" Branding Identifying Both Utility, REPs As NextEra Companies

NextEra Energy, Inc. said in response to a request for information from the NRG Companies, in the Texas PUC proceeding reviewing NextEra's proposed acquisition of Oncor, that a revised Oncor code of conduct proposed in the case would not prohibit Oncor and the NextEra Energy competitive affiliates from using similar branding identifying the entities as subsidiaries of NextEra Energy.

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RetailEnergyX: DFW Transplant Shocked By El Paso Electric High Bills, Lack of Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Marketer Completes Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Receives OK To Provide Energy Usage Data To Product/Service Developers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine CEO (Again) Claims Up To 30% of ERCOT Generation Losing Money

 

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor Informs REPs Of Process To Eliminate State College Discount, Transition ESI-IDs To Standard Rates

 

February 10

Just Energy "Actively Looking" At M&A, Inorganic Growth

Company To Pursue "Aggressive" Growth With Balance Sheet In Order

With the completion of several financing activities to reduce debt and put its balance sheet in order, Just Energy is now set to undertake "aggressive" growth, including inorganic growth, Just Energy co-CEO Deb Merril said during an earnings call yesterday.

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Retail Supplier Now Selling At Retail Storefronts, Includes Texas Location

CEO: Could Become One Of Supplier's Largest Sales Channels

A retail supplier has launched a new sales channel with "retail storefront partners."

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Texas PUC Chair Nelson Warns REPs Commission Will Be Watching Behavior Closely, As PUC Allows Door-to-Door Sales To Be Verified By Portable Electronic Device Without TPV

The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted a final rule which allows retail electric providers to enroll customers via door-to-door sales using a portable electronic device (PED) without the requirement for a TPV or other telephonic verification that is required for other door-to-door sales, but PUC Chairman Donna Nelson warned REPs that the Commission would be closely monitoring behavior.

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Launches Online Tool For Customers To Avoid Retail Supplier "Rip-Offs", Says Complaints Spike 65%

 

Calpine Names President of Retail Division

Calpine Reports Purchase Price For North American Power

Calpine named a President of Calpine Retail and disclosed its purchase price for NA Power

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Customer Alleges Solar Company "Outright Lied" About Savings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mothballed Unit in ERCOT Decommissioned

 

February 9

Direct Energy CEO Departing Company, Centrica Creates New Global Consumer Division

Badar Khan, CEO of Direct Energy and Centrica's Chief Executive of Energy Supply & Services in North America, is leaving Centrica to assume a new role at ...

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New York ALJ Extends Deadline To File Initial Testimony in Evidentiary Review of Retail Markets (Potential Complete Prohibition On Mass Market Sales)

A New York ALJ has extended the deadline by which parties must file direct testimony in the PSC's Track I evidentiary process to examine the retail energy markets.

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Texas ALJ Finds Company Acted As Aggregator Without Certificate

A Texas Administrative Law Judge issued an interim order granting a partial summary decision which concludes that Current Utilities, Inc., "served as an aggregator and provided aggregation services without first registering as an aggregator."

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RetailEnergyX: ISO-NE Reports Price From 2020-21 Capacity Auction

 

Exelon "Very Happy" With Current Retail Biz Position, But Continues Disciplined "Hunt" For Accretive Retail M&A

Exelon executives said during an earnings call yesterday that they are "very happy" with the current position of their Constellation competitive retail supply business, but continue to "hunt" for accretive retail M&A.

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Just Energy Continues To See Loss of Customers Due To Margin Discipline

Just Energy continued its strategy of improving customer margins, which led to higher margins on new customers signed during the quarter ending December 31, 2016, but an overall decline in customers, the company disclosed in reporting earnings

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WMECO Files New Default Service Rates

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for medium and large commercial and industrial customers for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Consolidated Edison, Inc. Organizes Non-utility Businesses Into New Clean Energy Holding Co.

 

February 8

NRG Seeks Admission or Denial That Proposed Oncor Code of Conduct Would Allow Utility To Refer Customers To Affiliated Retail Provider

The NRG companies have issued a set of requests for information to NextEra Energy, Inc. concerning NextEra's filing before the Public Utility Commission of Texas to acquire Oncor, which further detail NRG's concerns with the transaction from a competitive standpoint

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Nstar Files New Default Service Rates

Nstar (Eversource) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service electric rates for large C&I customers for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2017

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Midwest Retail Supplier To Expand To Pennsylvania, Discloses Customer Count

A Midwest retail supplier said that it plans to enter the Pennsylvania market in early 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Market, Energy-Only Advocate Barry Smitherman Under Consideration For FERC Chairmanship

 

Bids Submitted In FirstEnergy EDCs' RFP For Retail Suppliers To Serve Low-Income Customer Load

The FirstEnergy EDCs' RFP to procure 100% of Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load saw at least one bidder submit a conforming bid in the RFP process during the bid window February 6, 2017, and the RFP process would procure 100% of PIPP customer load contingent on PUCO approval of the results, according to an auction manager report.

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RetailEnergyX: What Triggers NY PSC Heightened Investigation Of ESCO Compliance? State Comptroller Gives Insight

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Reports Q4, 2016 Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy Completes Acquisition Of ENGIE’S U.S. Portfolio

 

February 7

Energy Management, Data Veteran Launches New Broker in Texas

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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Energy Advisor Names New CFO

An energy advisor announced the appointment of ...

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Adopts New Name, Branding

 

Potomac Edison Residential Electric Supply Charges To Increase, New SOS Rates Filed

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for residential customers for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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Pennsylvania Reverses December Residential Electric Shopping Decline During January; Duquesne Light Sees Jump In Shopping Losses

Pennsylvania saw a return to statewide residential electric shopping growth in January, after a statewide decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply during December 2016

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From the Archives (12/6): Video Doorbell Bundle Among Latest Stream Mix and Match Plans

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RetailEnergyX: Generators Oppose Sought Assistance For Dominion Nuke in CT (Could Include Utility Supply Contracts)

 

February 6

Just Energy Announces Exclusive Partnership With Smart Device Provider

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into a partnership with ...

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Ohio Discloses Winning Standard Choice Offer Suppliers At Vectren

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclsoed the winning bidders from the Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Standard Choice Offer auction for the period April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

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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 March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Resources Complete Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

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

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for Type II customers for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: FERC’s Bay: Energy-Only Market Is Most Market-Oriented Solution, With Greatest Transparency, Simplicity, and Efficiency

 

Michigan Utilities File Final Levels For 2017 10% Choice Caps

Michigan electric utilities have filed final levels for the 2017 10% choice caps.

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $160,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A REP would pay $160,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Again Filed To Allow Large C&Is to Take Customer Choice At Austin Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: IPPNY: High NY Bills Persist Despite Low Wholesale Rates Due To Regulated Non-Supply Charges

 

February 3

Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption For Door-to-Door Enrollments Using Portable Electronic Devices

Addresses Earlier Proposal Which Would Have Indefinitely Extended Rescission Period

Addresses Requirement for REPs To Inform Customers of Potential Early Termination Fees From Current REP

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for adoption that would establish rules to allow retail electric providers to use portable electronic devices (PEDs) to enroll customers in door-to-door sales

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NextEra Says Divestiture of Texas REPs Sought By NRG Under Oncor Acquisition Is, "Plainly Anti-Competitive"

The recommendation from the NRG Companies that NextEra Energy be required to divest its Texas retail electric providers as a condition of any approval of NextEra's acquisition of Oncor is, "plainly anti-competitive," NextEra Energy, Inc. said in rebuttal testimony.

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Delaware Adopts Final New Electric Supplier Marketing, Customer Protection Rules

Paves Way For Action on POR

Advance Notice Of Variable Rates Required

The Delaware PSC has adopted as final new electricity marketing and customer protection rules under Reg. Docket 49.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff File Emergency Response Service Draft Proposal For Adoption

 

FERC OKs Dynegy Purchase Of GDF Suez Generation, Divestiture Proposal

FERC has approved a transaction under which Dynegy will acquire 9,017 megawatts of generation capacity from Engie (f/k/a GDF Suez), accepting the mitigation proposal from Dynegy

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FERC Rejects MISO Forward Capacity Market For Retail Choice Areas

Use of State-Determined Capacity Payment For Michigan Retail Suppliers Implicated

FERC has rejected the Midcontinent ISO's proposal to create a three-year forward capacity auction specific to those areas of MISO with retail choice (often called the "competitive retail solution" or CRS)

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New Retail Supplier Enters New Jersey

An ESCO has announced its expansion into New Jersey.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Polls Says Ohio Customers Oppose Ratepayer-Funded Generation, Elimination Of Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Legislators Question Maine PowerOptions Staff

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG, Reliant Provide RECs For Super Bowl

 

February 2

Utility Modifies Proposal For New Customer Referral Program, Removing Random Assignment

Columbia Gas of Ohio has modified proposed tariff revisions that would implement day-one choice service with what originally would have also served as a form of customer referral program, but which now omits a random referral process and would only allow customers selecting a specific retail supplier to take choice service immediately

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PSC Issues Final Report, Recommendations On Opt-In Electric Supply Program

The Maryland PSC has sent to legislators a final report concerning an opt-in electricity affordability program for residential and small commercial customers (PC 47).

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PUCO Approves Settlement For Deployment of 900,000 Smart Meters at AEP Ohio, Addresses Retail Supplier Time of Use Billing, AMI Data Provision

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved, with no substantive modifications to provisions related to the retail market, a stipulation among several parties that permits AEP Ohio to proceed with phase 2 of its gridSMART program, which includes the deployment of approximately 894,000 AMI meters, and which requires steps to permit the billing of Time of Use rates by retail suppliers, with utility-offered TOU supply rate options terminated upon a competitive market for TOU generation supply.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Selected To Serve Intuit

 

Regulator Seeks Comments Regarding Default Service Procurement Practices, Methodology

The Connecticut PURA has issued a request for comments concerning a review and any amendments to the Power Procurement Plan for Standard Service and Last Resort Service

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Discloses Each Retail Supplier’s Load, Customer Count In Annual Competition Report

 

PUCO Approves Results of FirstEnergy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of the FirstEnergy EDCs' wholesale auction that will be blended with prior procurements to ultimately determine the EDCs' Standard Service Offer through May 2018.

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Power Marketer To Pay $41 Million Penalty Under FERC Settlement, Disgorge $40.8 Million

FERC approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: King Files Bill To Eliminate Texas Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax on Electricity (Applicable to REPs)

 

Generator To Pay $36,000 Under FERC Settlement

FERC approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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Update: PUCO Accepts Increased Columbia Gas of Ohio SCO Retail Price Adjustment

An auction to determine the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) for the Standard Choice Offer at Columbia Gas in Ohio resulted in an RPA of ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Revised 4CP Report

 

February 1

PSC Expands Grid Modernization Proceeding To Include Re-examination of Retail Choice Issues

A PSC has expanded the scope of issues to be reviewed under its electric grid transformation proceeding to include, "competitive markets and customer choice," issues, particularly re-examining current administrative processes that discourage customers from selecting a retail supplier

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NRG Warns of Potential "Transitive" Co-branding Among NextEra Retail Providers, Oncor

Says Public Association Between NextEra REPs and Utility Oncor Could Be Created

In response to an RFI to NextEra Energy in the Texas PUC proceeding reviewing NextEra Energy's application to acquire Oncor (where, as previously reported, NRG is seeking to require NextEra to divest its Texas REPs as part of any approval), the NRG companies have further detailed their concerns if Oncor becomes affiliated with the NextEra retail providers.

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Columbia Gas of Ohio Default Service Retail Adder to Increase

An auction to determine the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) for the Standard Choice Offer at Columbia Gas in Ohio resulted in an RPA of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Adds "Co-op" To Brand

 

Several More New York ESCOs Seek Waiver of Prohibition On Service To Low-Income Customers

Several more ESCOs have filed requests for waivers with the New York PSC in order to continue to serve assistance program participant (APP) customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of Texas REP Launches New Commercial Services Division (Smart Controls, Energy Conservation)

 

RESA Cites Retail Suppliers' Lower Complaint Vs. Utilities in Connecticut, Points To Available Rate Savings From Shopping

In the wake of a petition from the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel to open an investigation into alleged "abusive" practices of retail suppliers, including the potential for a prohibition on shopping for hardship customers (see story here), the Retail Energy Supply Association noted retail suppliers' lower complaint rate versus the utilities, and the numerous competitive products offering savings or added value currently available to Connecticut customers

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan Says Study Finds Reliability Standards Will Be Met If Lower Peninsula’s Planned Projects Completed

 

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RetailEnergyX: From The Archives (First Reported By RetailEnergyX.com on 1/30): Premier Holding Corp. Announces FERC Authorization To Acquire Retail Supplier

 

January 31

Consumer Counsel Petitions Regulator To Open Investigation Into "Abusive" Practices Of Retail Suppliers

Notes Regulator Can Mandate Hardship Customers Be Served Only On Default Service (Shopping Ban)

Asks That Regulator Collect Evidence From Retail Suppliers

A state consumer counsel asked a state regulator to, "open a proceeding investigating the effects of abusive electric supplier marketing practices on vulnerable populations."

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Settlement Would Establish New Bypassable Adder To Utility Default Service Rates

A stipulation among several parties would establish a new bypassable adder to default service rates

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco Files New SOS Rates

 

NRG Companies "Admit" Interest In Acquiring Gexa

The NRG Companies, responding to an RFI that was first exclusively reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on January 24, have admitted that they have expressed an interest in acquiring Gexa Energy.

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Utility Would Institute Pilots For Supplier Consolidated Billing; Billing of Non-Commodity Costs on Utility Bill Under Stipulation

A stipulation among several parties would establish several pilot retail market enhancements

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RetailEnergyX: Update: FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities File New Commercial Default Service Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Large Energy Broker Opens New Office in Chicago As Part Of Growth

 

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RetailEnergyX: United Center, Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks Renew Partnership with Retail Supplier, "Official Energy Company"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Upper Michigan Energy Resources Files Application To Build New Utility Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Completes Sale of Four Merchant Power Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

 

January 30

Large Texas Retail Provider Files To Use Trade Name Hello Energy

A REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to add the trade name "Hello Energy" to the certificate

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Another Large NY ESCO Seeks Waiver To Offer Service To Low-Income Customers, Via Cash Back Program

An ESCO filed a petition with the New York PSC for waiver of the PSC's prohibition on service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers so that it may continue to offer such customers its cash back program

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Environmental Groups Back Direct Energy Sought Clarifications on Retail Choice Sales in Virginia

Direct Notes Utilities Have Had 10 Years To Offer Statutory Green Power Supply Tariff, Haven't Done So

Environmental groups have filed comments in support of several clarifications sought by Direct Energy concerning the carve-out for renewable energy supply sales as one of the last vestiges of retail electric choice in Virginia, as Direct Energy and the utilities continue to spar over the text of the 2007 statute which generally ended customer choice in Virginia.

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RetailEnergyX: Referencing New POR Program Adopted in November, Crain’s Says IL "Just" Made It Easier For Retail Suppliers To Sell "High-Priced Heat"

 

MISO Names Former Competitive Power Exec As CFO

The Midcontinent ISO announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Sale of Retail Supplier

 

New PJM Task Force To "Assess" State Actions On Resource Adequacy, Generation, Impact on RPM Capacity Market

PJM's stakeholders have created the Capacity Construct/Public Policy Senior Task Force, which will report to the Markets and Reliability Committee

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RetailEnergyX: Columbus Dispatch: Shopping Columbia Gas Customers Are Probably Saving Money -- "For Now"

 

LaFleur: FERC Working To Issue Orders While Quorum Still Present

FERC, "is working to get as many orders out as we can in the time we have left with a quorum," Acting FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur said in a statement

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RetailEnergyX: Former Senator: Customers Paying For El Paso Electric's Bad Choices

 

January 27

Pennsylvania PUC Denies Rehearing Of Order Imposing Price Cap on Retail Supplier Service To CAP Customers At PPL

Rate Cap, "Will Likely Force All CAP Customers To Return To Default Service," PUC Vice Chair Had Previously Said

PUC Commissioner: Shopping Restrictions On CAP Customers Is Like Telling Certain Customers They Can't Buy An iPhone

Commissioner Asks "Where Will It End?" In Regards To Shopping Restrictions

The Pennsylvania PUC denied reconsideration of its decision adopting restrictions on the ability of Customer Assistance Program customers at PPL Electric to shop for a competitive supplier.

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AEP: Ohio Restructuring Focused On "Surgical" Provisions Allowing Utility Investment In New Generation

Provides Update On Disposition on Remaining Merchant Generation

Discussing updates to efforts at the Ohio legislature to restructure the state's electricity market, AEP CEO Nick Akins said that the company is focused on developing "surgical" provisions that would allow AEP Ohio investment in new generation, rather than broader re-regulation that would implicate the utility's obligation to serve, or which would require AEP Ohio to assume capacity obligations for customers

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Direct Energy Encouraged By Initial New York Mass Market Evidentiary Review Procedural Conference, Sees Opportunity For Collaboration Among Parties

Company Welcomes Opportunity To Prove Value of Competitive Market To Mass Market Customers

Discussing an initial procedural conference in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market, Direct Energy's Chris Kallaher, Senior Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for the Northeast Region at Direct Energy, told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that he found the procedural conference "encouraging" and a "pretty good start" at developing a cooperative and collaborative approach among the parties.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Chair: "Unconscionable" For Southern Cross To Avoid Paying Share of CREZ Lines Paid For By ERCOT Customers

 

Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Receives License In New State

Freepoint Energy Solutions received a license in ...

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Norman Bay Resigns From FERC, Trump Names LaFleur Acting Chairman

President Trump named Cheryl LaFleur Acting Chairman of FERC

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Group Announces Public Offering, Proceeds To Be Used To Refinance/Repurchase Maturing Instruments As Appropriate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Publishes Number of Complaints Against Individual Retail Suppliers

 

January 26

Alert: New York PSC Extends Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers By Several Months, Citing Litigation

The Secretary of the New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers, outside of a guaranteed savings product, by several months, citing litigation of the PSC's most recent APP prohibition order

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Parent of U.S. Retail Supplier To Be Acquired By Canadian Utility, Retail Supplier Holding. Co.

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NY PSC Issues Show Cause Order To Large ESCO After Complaints of Slamming, "Deceptive" Marketing

ESCO Must Show Cause Why Ability To Enroll Customers, Eligibility Should Not Be Revoked

The New York PSC issued an order to show cause to a large ESCO stating the customer complaints have alleged that the ESCO, "has moved customers to the ESCO from another service provider without customer authorization (slamming) and has used deceptive marketing practices when signing up new customers, which is prohibited by the Commission-adopted Uniform Business Practices (UBP)."

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RetailEnergyX: NY ESCO Enters JV To Offer Community Solar In New York

 

PSC Staff In Retail Choice Market Say Utility Not Prohibited From Owning Generation (Including Distributed Generation)

Conclusion Part of Broad Staff Report Examining DER, Dynamic Pricing, Microgrids, EVs, AMI Data Access

It is the opinion of Staff of a PSC that the utility is not prohibited from owning generation under the 1999 restructuring act, Staff said in a wide-ranging report on the grid of the future.

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RetailEnergyX: ALJ Appointed To Serve As Illinois Commerce Commissioner

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Renewable Denton, Texas Plan Loses Website Name To "Spam" Advertisement

 

January 25

Alert: New York PSC Extends Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers By Several Months, Citing Litigation

The Secretary of the New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers, outside of a guaranteed savings product, by several months, citing litigation of the PSC's most recent APP prohibition order

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Smart Home, Automation Provider Acquires Texas Retail Electric Provider, Will Expand Nationwide, Integrate Automation, Green Energy Offerings

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Exclusive: PPL Electric Utilities Initially Discloses Retail Supplier's Customer Count In Comments on Supplier Consolidated Billing Petition; Later Modifies Filing To Remove Disclosure

PPL Electric Initially Made Disclosure In Saying SCB Could Result In "Destructive" Competition In Retail Market

In its initially filed comments opposing NRG Energy's petition for electricity supplier consolidated billing in Pennsylvania, PPL Electric Utilities ("PPL Electric" or "PPL") disclosed the aggregate customer count of several NRG Energy retail supplier affiliates in PPL Electric's service area.

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AEP Texas North Reports Remaining Funds For REP Smart Device Reimbursement Program

AEP Texas North Division filed a further update with the Texas PUC concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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Maryland PSC Affirms Modified Bypassable Adders for SOS Rates, Rejects Need For "Clarification"

The Maryland PSC has issued an order denying rehearing or clarification of its recent order modifying the bypassable electric SOS Administrative Charge at Baltimore Gas & Electric affirming the new amounts for various components of the SOS adder as set in a November order

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Sponsoring New Energy Section In Texas Monthly

 

PECO: $31 Million Spent on Retail Market Enhancements, Augurs Against Supplier Consolidated Billing Implementation Until Other Enhancements Given Time

PECO has spent $31 million on various retail market enchantments, and the Pennsylvania PUC should give such enhancements time to be evaluated prior to determining whether to implement supplier consolidated billing, PECO said in comments.

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Power Direct Signs Power Supply Agreement With Texas Data Center

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Electric Cooperatives To Install Energy Storage System At Master Distribution Center

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC to Webcast Training Session This Week For New Method For Public Filings Via Internet

 

January 24

NextEra RFI Requests NRG Admit Or Deny NRG Has Expressed Interest in Acquiring Gexa

In an RFI to the NRG Companies in the Texas PUC proceeding examining NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, NextEra Energy, Inc. has requested that the NRG Companies "admit or deny" that NRG has expressed an interest in acquiring Gexa Energy.

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PPL: Provision Contained in NRG's Supplier Consolidated Billing Proposal Could "Trap" Customers On "Substantially" Higher Retail Supplier Rates

A provision proposed by NRG Energy as part of its request to institute supplier consolidated billing for electricity in Pennsylvania could "trap" customers on higher retail supplier rates, PPL Electric said in comments to the PUC

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Update: PECO Electric Prices To Compare To Decrease 4-7% on March 1

PECO has posted official electric prices to compare for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Announces New Rewards Program

 

Pa. Consumer Advocate Says Supplier Consolidated Billing Would Increase Costs, Open Door For Texas-Style Fees For Customer Service Functions

The Pennsylvania PUC should reject a petition from NRG Energy to implement electricity supplier consolidated billing (SCB) because SCB would increase costs and open the door for the charging of additional fees for customer service functions, the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate said in comments to the PUC

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Seeks Waiver of Capacity Market Penalty For Capacity Shortfall

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier COO Named Board President Of GCPA

 

Update: Chair Audrey Zibelman Departing NY PSC (Updated With PSC Statement)

Chair Audrey Zibelman is departing the NY PSC ...

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January 23

Chair Audrey Zibelman Departing NY PSC

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TXU Offering "Season Pass" Electricity Plan, 50% Off Energy Charge During Summer, Winter

TXU Energy has launched a new electricity plan, Season Pass, which discounts the energy charge by 50% during the summer and winter months.

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Report: Maryland Residential Choice Customers Paid "At Least" $137 Million More Than SOS Rates From 2013-15

Maryland residential electric customers on competitive supply paid "at least" $137 million more than SOS rates from 2013 to 2015, Laurel Peltier, a Baltimore City Resident and reporter for the publication Baltimore Fishbowl, said in public comments filed with the Maryland PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Academic Seeks Subsidies For Texas Nuke Plants, Wants Texas To Follow Jobs-Hemorrhaging Illinois

 

Md. People's Counsel: PSC Should Gather Data On Rates Paid By Low-Income Customers on Competitive Supply, "Consider" Whether NY-Style Prohibition Needed

The Maryland PSC should gather data on the electric rates paid by low-income customers to determine if a prohibition or other restrictions should be placed on shopping for an electricity supplier by low-income customers, the Maryland Office of People's Counsel said in comments filed with the PSC

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PSC Staff: State-Endorsed Opt-In Program Not Appropriate; Staff Also Wary Of Opt-in Pilots

PSC Staff "Supports" Retail Market Enhancements

The Maryland PSC should gather data on the electric rates paid by low-income customers to determine if a prohibition or other restrictions should be placed on shopping for an electricity supplier by low-income customers, the Maryland Office of People's Counsel said in comments filed with the PSC

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State Fuel Fund Negotiating "Preferred Rate" From Electricity Supplier

The Fuel Fund of Maryland (FFM) is negotiating a "preferred rate" from an electricity supplier in the form of a long-term fixed-price electricity supply contract for its bill assistance clients who complete the Watt Watchers of Maryland program.

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Stream Energy Seeks Another New License
• Texas REP Files To Change Name

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January 20

FERC Seeks To Allocate Uplift To Market Participants Who Are "Reasonably Expected" To Have Caused Uplift

Costs To Be Allocated To Entities Which Deviate From Their Day-Ahead Market Schedules

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a NOPR is proposing to revise its regulations to require that each regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) that currently allocates the costs of real-time uplift due to deviations shall allocate such real-time uplift costs, "only to those market participants whose transactions are reasonably expected to have caused the real-time uplift costs."

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Over Objection of Retail Suppliers, FERC Grants Complaint To Immediately Reduce Capacity Market Clawback (Peak Energy Rent) In New England

RESA Had Said Such Immediate PER Modification Would Harm Retail Suppliers, Negatively Impact Fixed Price Agreements

FERC granted in part a complaint filed by generators and found that ISO New England's Peak Energy Rent (PER) mechanism, which is a form of capacity market revenue clawback paid to load, is no longer just and reasonable. FERC ordered immediate changes to the PER strike price

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FirstEnergy Announces Buyer, Price For Sale of Merchant Natural Gas and Hydro Plants

FirstEnergy Corp. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell four merchant natural gas generating plants in Pennsylvania and its merchant portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to ...

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RetailEnergyX: CEO: TXU Sees Acquisitions As Avenue For Retail Growth, OK With "A Little" Attrition

 

FERC Issues Policy Statement Allowing Storage To Receive Cost-Based, Market-Based Compensation Concurrently

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement providing additional guidance for electric storage resources that seek to concurrently recover their costs through cost-based and market-based rates.

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FERC Orders Changes To PJM FTR Forfeiture Rule With Respect To Virtual Transactions

FERC issued an order finding that PJM’s current application of its Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) forfeiture rule to virtual transactions is no longer just and reasonable.

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From The Archives (12/8): Pepco Files Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

The District of Columbia PSC issued a notice accepting comments on Pepco's revisions to its POR discounts filed in December

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Accepts Revised FirstEnergy Solutions Market Based Rate Tariff In Light of (Since Rejected) Affiliate Ohio PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Staff Issues Report on Natural Gas Tariff Provisions, Charges Applicable To Generators, Seeks Comment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Con Edison Development Acquires Certain Assets Of Juhl Energy, O&M Business, Wind Pipeline

 

January 19

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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Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

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

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Retail Supplier Transitions To Employee-Owned Company

A retail supplier said that it completed the transition to an employee owned company

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RetailEnergyX: Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

 

Another Large U.S. Retail Supplier Entering Japan

Another large U.S. retail supplier is expanding into Japan

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Acclaim Energy Announces Senior Management Team Addition

Houston-based Acclaim Energy announced the senior management team addition of Scott Sallman as vice president – consulting services & analytics.

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Texas PUC Staff: NextEra Acquisition of Oncor "Not In Public Interest" Absent Substantive Changes To Merger Conditions

PUCT Staff Cites Concerns From Risks of NextEra's Non-Regulated Businesses, Transaction Debt

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed testimony stating that NextEra Energy's proposed acquisition of Oncor is, "not in the public interest without making substantive changes and additions to the applicants' proposed commitments," as Staff cited concerns regarding the risks from NextEra's non-regulated businesses as well as the large amount of debt NextEra proposes to use to fund the transaction.

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Solutions Acquires Northeast Solar System Provider

 

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 February 2017

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Approves AEP Ohio Efficiency Plan Which Includes Smart Thermostat Provisions Addressing Retail Supplier Concerns

 

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Liberals Propose To Replace Forwards-Based Average Default Service Rate With Rate Based on Settled Prices

 

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Leadership On Energy Choice, RESA President Praises Perry's Nomination as Energy Sec.

 

Update: PUCO Approves Decrease in Vectren SCO Adder

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January 17

Retail Price Adjustment for Standard Choice Offer Customers at Vectren to Decrease 17%

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 17, 2017 resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of ...

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Default Service Rates To Fall Up To 23%

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

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The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) Names First Director

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) announced that

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Eversource Seeks To Consolidate Nstar, WMECO Operating Companies, Consolidate Rates

Utility Seeks OK For Investment In Storage, EV Infrastructure, DER Integration Tools

Nstar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) have filed a rate case with the Massachusetts DPU that proposes to consolidate the operating companies into a single entity, along with certain rate consolidation, and which seeks authority to invest in storage and other new energy technologies

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Former TXU CEO Teams With Activist Investor To Take Nearly 10% Stake in NRG

 

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Announces Early Redemption of the Remaining 6.0% Convertible Debentures Due June 2017

 

January 17

Start-up Benchmark Services "Actively Targeting" Brokers For Strategic M&A, Also Set For Organic Growth

Start-up broker-consultant Benchmark Services, Inc. is "actively targeting" potential broker business acquisitions while also priming itself for organic growth, Benchmark Services, Inc. President Mark Tackley told EnergyChoiceMatters.com

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Green Mountain Energy Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Supreme Court: Retail Providers "Lack Obligation" To Pass-On Any TDU Discount; TDUs "Cannot Discount Rates To Consumers"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Activist Investor Purchases Stake in NRG, Says Value May Be Unlocked Via Strategic Initiatives, Seeks Dialogue With Management

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: How TXU Energy Emerged From Bankruptcy As A Hot Property

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities Offer Demand Response Program for Business Customers

 

January 16

Three NY ESCOs Seek Waiver To Serve Low-Income Customers With Guaranteed Savings Product

Three New York ESCOs have filed separate petitions with the New York PSC for a waiver of the PSC's prohibition on ESCO service to assistance program participant (APP) customers in order to be able to offer a guaranteed savings product to APP customers.

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NY PSC Grants Extension For ESCOs Seeking Waiver Of Low-Income Service Prohibition

The New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must file for a request for a waiver of the PSC's prohibition on service to low-income customers, under which ESCOs must offer a guaranteed savings product to such customers.

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PECO Electric Supply Price To Decrease 5-7% on March 1

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

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy To Supply "Iconic" New York City Bar & Grill

 

Texas REPs, Industrials: Calculation in ERCOT 4CP Report Created "False" Peak Interval

A group of commenters including several NRG retail providers, Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, Austin Energy, and CPS Energy said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that a calculation in the ERCOT 4CP report created a "false" peak interval on July 14, 2016

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Texas PUC Issues Final Report On Alternative Ratemaking, Calls More Substantial Changes Outlined In Consultant's Report "Premature"

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has provided to legislators a final report on alternative ratemaking mechanisms, that generally finds that major revision is not needed to the rate-setting and design process used for the utilities located within ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: New York Utility Employees Charged With Running "Shadow" Utility Company To Illegally Speed Building Gas Connections

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Issue Second Strawman On Proposed RMR Changes

 

January 13

5LINX Announces Consolidation of Retail Energy Supplier Vendors To Two Partners

Direct selling company 5LINX announced that it has made the strategic decision to consolidate its energy vendors to two partners:

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PUC Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier

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PSC Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier Which Includes $35,000 Fine

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RetailEnergyX: KRIS-TV: Solar Panel Installations Growing in South Texas

 

Michigan Directs Retail Suppliers To File Assessment of Capacity Supply Plans For 2017-2021

The Michigan PSC has issued a customer annual order requiring retail electric suppliers and other LSEs to submit a self-assessment of their ability to meet their customers’ expected electric requirements and associated reserves during the five-year period of 2017 through 2021

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RetailEnergyX: J-POWER USA Acquires Equity Stake in Tenaska Power Plant Project in Pennsylvania

 

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut PURA Newly Requiring Out-Of-State Attorneys To Follow Pro Hac Vice Procedures

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Disposes of Wind Farm Stake

 

January 12

NRG Asks Texas PUC To Require That NextEra Divest Retail Electric Providers As Condition Of Oncor Acquisition

In a statement of position to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the NRG Companies have recommended that the PUC should require NextEra to divest its Texas retail electric providers as a condition of acquiring Oncor

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Texas Industrials Propose Rate Credits Mandated To Be Passed Through By Retail Electric Providers To Customers, As Condition of NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

Texas Industrial Energy Consumers have proposed that Oncor be required to provide millions of dollars in rate credits as a condition of its acquisition by NextEra, with retail electric providers required to pass through the credits to customers

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Discount Power Leadership Elected to ERCOT Committees

Texas-based Discount Power announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Maine State Opt-In Electricity Procurement Program Criticized Over Transparency Concerns, Same Supplier Winning All Bids

 

Parent of Retail Supplier Announces Distribution Increase, Citing Growth

Crius Energy Trust announced today that the Board of Directors of Crius Energy Administrator Inc., the administrator of the Trust, has approved ...

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Oncor Reports Final Totals For Smart Devices Provided To Low-Income Customers Under REP Reimbursement Program

With funding exhausted, Oncor reported the total number of in-home devices provided to customers by REPs under the program which reimbursed retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Customer Upset Over Process For TXU To Take Care Of Prior REP’s Termination Fee When Switching

 

January 11

Benchmark Services, Inc. Acquires New York-Based Broker

Benchmark Services, Inc., which offers procurement services to commercial and industrial customers through an online procurement platform, announced that it has acquired ...

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Affiliate of Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas Retail Provider Certificate

Leadership For New REP Focusing On Prepaid, Portal-Based Service Includes Former CryptoCurrency Exec

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Spark Energy, Inc. Issues 2017 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, 100% Increase vs. 2016 Initial Guidance

Spark Energy, Inc. announced its Adjusted EBITDA guidance of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail, Tech Industry Report Recommends States Introduce Retail Choice; Though Iowa Named Top State For Clean Choice In Group’s Report

 

Mint Energy Launches Service In Illinois, Sets Q1 Entry For Two New States, Hires Retail Vet For Expansion

Mint Energy has begun serving commercial and industrial customers in the Commonwealth Edison service area in Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Aggregator Warns Customers About "Dangers" Of Retail Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Altenex Offering Smaller, Shorter Duration Renewable Offtakes Tailored To Mid-Sized C&I Customers

 

January 10

Marketing, Telecom Entrepreneur Launching New Retail Supplier

A start-up has filed for a Michigan electric supplier license and also sought market-based rate authorization at FERC

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U.S. Retail Supplier Said To Be First Foreign Company To Receive Registration As Electricity Retailer In Japan

A retail supplier announced its expansion into Japan's retail energy market

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Retail Supplier Launches Affinity Program With PetSmart Charities

A retail supplier announced a new relationship with PetSmart Charities

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RetailEnergyX: Citi Energy Marketer, Partner REP To Power Data Center in Roanoke, TX

 

Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Revokes MBR Authority Of Two Retail Suppliers, Other Power Marketers

 

CenterPoint TDU Reports Number Of Customers Taking Non-Standard Metering Service (Smart Meter Opt-Out)

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC reported to the Texas PUC that ...

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy, JX Nippon Complete Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Facility

 

January 9

Consultant Recommends Pilot To Pool Low-Income Customers Onto Retail Supply Based on Agency, Or Municipality, Procurement

Gabel Associates, which was retained by the Maryland PSC to review the potential for an opt-in electricity affordability program (state-endorsed opt-in aggregation similar to the program in Delaware, see Delaware program details here) told the PSC that such a program would be inappropriate for Maryland, but proposed a pilot program targeted to a specific group of low-income customers, based on either a specific program, or geographic area.

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Consultant Says Broad Program For State-Endorsed Retail Supplier(s) Not Appropriate For Maryland

Gabel Associates, which was retained by the Maryland PSC to review the potential for an opt-in electricity affordability program (state-endorsed opt-in aggregation similar to the program in Delaware, see Delaware program details here) told the PSC that such a program would be inappropriate for Maryland, noting Maryland's relative market maturity versus Delaware.

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Texas PUC Staff File Specific Alleged Instances Allegedly Showing Company Acted As Aggregator Without License

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a supplemental response in their complaint against Current Utilities, Inc., in which Staff lists three specific instances in which Staff allege Current Utilities' activity amounted to aggregation, per the definition previously set forth by an ALJ.

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RetailEnergyX: Gov’t Aggregator Touts Opt-Out Gov’t Aggregation In Report On Opt-In Program To PSC

 

Duquesne Light Default Service Rate To Decrease 15%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC its new medium C&I default service supply rate for the period beginning March 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Morning Call: Why hasn’t natural gas shopping caught on in Pennsylvania?

 

Texas Staff Updates Estimate of ERCOT Capacity Used for Small Fish Swim Free Rule

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an updated estimate of installed generation capacity in ERCOT for January 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni Set For Rate Hike

 

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Reaches Agreement With NY Officials Agree To Close Indian Point Nuke

 

January 6

Retail Supplier Enters Into $850,000 Settlement To Settle Variable Rate Class Action Lawsuit

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit

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ESCO Responds To NY PSC Show Cause Order

An ESCO has filed an initial response to a show cause order issued by the New York PSC.

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Demand Response Alliance Says New Reports Show Moving To 100% Capacity Performance In PJM Will Waste Billions Of Consumer Dollars Without Benefit (Files FERC Complaint)

PJM Report: 99.9% of PJM Resource Adequacy Risk Is In Summer

Alliance: Basing LSEs' Capacity Costs On Summer Peaks Forces Customers To Subsidize Generators' Winter Outages

Citing new analyses prepared by PJM, the Advanced Energy Management Alliance said that the transition to a 100% capacity performance procurement as scheduled in the May 2017 PJM Base Residual Auction is not just and reasonable, as the Alliance filed a complaint at FERC requesting that FERC order that PJM allow base capacity resources to continue to participate in the market until a seasonal capacity standard is developed.

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RetailEnergyX: State Supreme Court Says Utility Regulatory Commission Lacks Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Retail Supplier Rate Disputes, Customers May Plead Claims In Court

 

RESA Announces Source Power & Gas as Newest Member

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) announced Source Power & Gas as its newest member.

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Update: KeySpan LDCs Set Date For Collaborative On Balancing, Trading Issues

The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY and KeySpan Gas East Corporation d/b/a National Grid have scheduled for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Two New Power Marketers To Export Power From ERCOT To Mexico

 

January 5

NY AG Announces Plea By Former Retail Supplier CEO To Tax Fraud Charge

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Regulator Informs Retail Supplier Expiration, Rate Notice Not Required Where Confusion Would Result Due To Customer's Actions

In response to an inquiry, the Connecticut PURA has informed Public Power, LLC that the "Form 2" notice of contract expiration and rate change is not required to be sent to residential customers in instances where customers have already renewed with the supplier, or the customer has already dropped from the supplier's service.

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RetailEnergyX: NY Columnist: ESCOs Haven’t Fulfilled Promise

 

Pennsylvania Sees Residential Electric Shopping Decline During December

While November saw Pennsylvania mark its highest monthly growth in residential electric shopping since February 2014, December saw residential electric shopping decline on a statewide basis

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Retail Energy Supply Association Elects 2017 Officers and State Chairs

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) has elected a new slate of officers and state chairs for 2017.

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Texas QSE To Pay $170,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $170,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Tribune: Poor Texans Left In Dark As State Electricity Aid Program Ends

 

January 4

Retail Supplier Announces Credit Agreement Capacity Increase of $50 Million

A retail supplier announced that it has amended and restated its credit facility with its syndicate of lenders to increase the capacity under the credit facility by ...

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Ormat To Acquire Viridity Energy Assets, Expand Into Demand Response, Storage

Geothermal and renewable energy developer Ormat Technologies, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the business and assets of Viridity Energy, Inc., a privately held company specializing in demand response, energy management and energy storage, in a cash transaction

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Regulator Asks If "Incidental" Residential Meters Should Be More Narrowly Defined, For Purposes Of Retail Supplier Compliance

Also Seeks Comment On Expanding Required Retail Supplier Summary Information To Commercial Customer Bills

The Connecticut PURA has sought further comment concerning the treatment of incidental residential meters for purposes of compliance with various retail supplier summary information which must be included on bills, and other requirements.

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RetailEnergyX: Dallas Concert Venue No Longer Named For Retail Supplier

 

Given Gravity of NY Developments, NEM Opens Winter Executive, Policy Development Meeting To All ESCOs

NEM Meeting Will Include Strategy To Preserve NY Retail Choice, All ESCOs Welcome

Due to the gravity of the current state of affairs in New York, the National Energy Marketers Association has opened its annual winter executive committee and policy development meeting to all members and prospective members, and all ESCOs are invited to attend.

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Closes on Acquisition Of Atmos Energy Marketing Business

 

Oncor Exhausts Funds For REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program

Oncor reported that all of the funds have been exhausted under the program through which retail electric providers were reimbursed for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Releases Final Electric Scope of Competition Report

 

January 3

Sprague Resources To Acquire Retail Supplier, Broker

Sprague Resources LP announced today that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sprague Operating Resources LLC and Sprague Energy Solutions Inc., signed a definitive agreement with ...

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NRG Ceasing Use of Everything Energy Brand, Transitions Texas Customers To NRG Sister Companies

NRG Energy's Everything Energy brand has ceased enrolling new customers, and will be transitioning its customers to various other NRG brands.

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Sharyland Utilities Proposes New Riders Applicable To Texas Retail Electric Providers In Updated Rate Case

McAllen Residential Rates To See 65% Increase ($55 Per Month)

Sharyland Utilities has filed an amended rate filing package with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that would, in addition to new levels for base rates, impose new riders on retail electric providers.

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RetailEnergyX: BGE SOS Rates Changing On True-Up To Admin. Charge, Rider 8 Reconciliation

 

New York PSC Changes Date For Procedural Conference On Evidentiary Process Reviewing Total Ban On Mass Market ESCO Service

The New York PSC has changed the date for the procedural conference concerning Track I of the PSC's recently initiated evidentiary process reviewing the retail energy markets, including a potential total ban on mass market ESCO service

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Subsidiary of Submetering Company To Seek Retail Supplier Licenses, Act As Supplier

A wholly owned subsidiary of a submetering service provider applied for market-based rate authorization at FERC and stated that it intends to act as a retail supplier

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Oncor: Only $25,000 Remained In REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program As Of Jan. 1

Oncor reported that as of 4 pm CST on January 1, 2017, it had received $991,000 in reimbursement requests for December device distributions ...

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December 30

Satori Energy Acquires Book of Contracts From Broker

David C. Wiers, President of Satori Energy, announced that Satori Energy has acquired a book of electricity contracts from

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PUC Sets Hearing Date For Proposed Rules Banning Door-to-Door Electricity Sales, Requiring Variable Rate Change Notices

The New Hampshire PUC has scheduled a hearing for January 19, 2017 to consider proposed changes to electric supplier marketing rules, including a proposed ban on door-to-door electric sales and restrictions on telemarketing.

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Michigan Utilities File Initial Levels For 2017 Electric Choice Caps

Michigan electric utilities have filed initial levels for the 2017 10% choice caps.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC OKs Calpine Purchase Of North American Power

 

Regulator Issues Final Order Addressing How Retail Suppliers Must Treat, Account for Net Metering Customers

The Connecticut PURA issued a final order addressing, on an interim basis, obligations of retail suppliers and utilities with respect to net metered customers, which defers to a working group certain retail supplier obligations.

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Retail Supplier Adds Arbitration Clause To Contract, After Class Action Suit Filed

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Releases 2017 Load Forecast Report

 

December 29

Dynegy Proposes Divestiture Of Plants In Response To FERC Order Requiring Mitigation To OK Acquisition of GDF Suez Generation

Dynegy has proposed to divest generation in response to a FERC order requiring mitigation of Dynegy's proposed acquisition of 8,731 megawatts of generation capacity from Engie (f/k/a GDF Suez)

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FERC Sets Hearing On Capacity Rule Change That PUC Has Linked To Change Default Service Rate Structure

FERC has set for hearing proposed changes to capacity obligations in the Northern Maine Independent System Administrator, Inc., stating that the sought changes have not been shown to be just and reasonable

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

Two NY utilities have petitioned the New York PSC for approval of the territory-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure for their electricity and gas meters

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy "Absolutely Not" For Sale, CEO Tells Bloomberg

 

License Briefs

• Mobius Energy Services Receives License In New State
• Quick Energy Solutions Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Won't Open Investigation of Retail Supplier After Learning Alleged Theft Suspects Were Not Selling On Behalf Of Supplier

 

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December 28

Retail Supplier Decries "Special Treatment" In Regulatory Staff's RPS Compliance Settlement With Utility

Settlement Allows EDC To Cure Clerical REC Settlement Error For Pennies On The Dollar; Retail Suppliers Have Been "Severely Penalized" For Similar Actions

Warning that acceptance of a proposed settlement between Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) and the Prosecutorial Unit (PRO) of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority concerning RPS compliance would be discriminatory, Clearview Electric, Inc. filed an objection to the settlement, given that PURA has severely penalized retail suppliers for actions similar to the administrative RPS compliance errors resulting in the settlement in question.

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Retail Supplier Announces $25 Million Subordinated Debt Facility

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into a $25.0 million subordinated debt facility

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Group Seeks "Retroactive" Reinstatement of Prior PPL Time of Use Default Service Option (Administratively Set Rates Vs. Retail Supplier Option)

The Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority has requested that the Pennsylvania PUC implement PPL's prior Time of Use default service program, which relied on administratively determined rates, given a court order finding that reliance on retail suppliers to fulfill PPL's TOU obligation did not comply with statute, with the Development Authority seeking "retroactive" reinstatement of the prior TOU option.

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer Seeks To Bring Retail Electric Choice To Nebraska, Study Pegs Savings Of $400 Million Annually From Retail Choice

 

Park Power Seeks New Supplier License
• Vista Energy Marketing Receives Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: From the Archives (10/27): TCAP Reports "Big Drop" In Texas Electricity Complaints

 

December 27

Utility Files Tariff To Implement New Customer Referral Program, Offer Bill Ready Solution Meant To Facilitate Suppliers' Prepay Service

A utility filed tariff revisions to implement a type of customer referral program and a bill ready solution meant to allow retail suppliers to offer customers the opportunity to prepay the commodity portion of the bill.

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO After Acquisition

A retail supplier has disclosed new leadership

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NY PSC Sets Procedural Conference On Evidentiary Process Reviewing Total Ban On Mass Market ESCO Service

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. Charges Execs Of Hedge Fund Which Invested In Retail Supplier With $1 Billion Investment Fraud

 

PUC Approves Increase in PSNH Default Service Rate

The New Hampshire PUC has approved Public Service Company of New Hampshire's (Eversource) energy service rate for 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Data Center Switch Approved To Take Competitive Supply, Leave Nevada Power

 

December 23

NEM: NY Court Ignored "Fatal" Fact In Reaching Erroneous Conclusion (In Dicta) That PSC Has Authority Over ESCO Rates

Says Courts Have Rejected "Carte Blanche" Rationale Of State Agencies Engaging In Legislative Functions Through Broad General Authority

Cites Court's Strike Of NYC Soda Ban As Precedent Preventing Agencies From Using Broad General Authority For Legislative Purposes

A New York Supreme Court judge erred when the judge said that the New York PSC has jurisdiction over the "rates" charged by ESCOs, the National Energy Marketers Association and several ESCOs said in a brief appealing the judge's decision.

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Lack Of Evidence Concerning Consideration of Long-Term Contracts Prompts Two Pa. PUC Commissioners To Dissent From Approval of Duquesne Light Default Service Settlement

The lack of substantial evidence supporting the lack of long-term contracts in an unopposed settlement (with respect to procurements) to establish default service at Duquesne Light for the period beginning June 1, 2017 prompted Pennsylvania PUC Chairman Gladys Brown and Commissioner David Sweet to dissent from an order approving the settlement

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Pa. PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Utility Will Remove Uncollectibles From POR Discount, Transfer To Delivery Surcharge

Order Adopts Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability At EDC

Utility To Expand Hourly Pricing For Default Service

The Pennsylvania PUC has adopted without modification a non-unanimous settlement concerning Duquesne Light's default service program for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 10 EGSs

 

New PSEG Retail Supplier Receives License

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FERC Subjects Dynegy Purchase of GDF Suez Plants To Mitigation

Divestiture Or Other Mitigation Measures Must Be Proposed

FERC issued an order finding that a transaction under which Dynegy would acquire 8,731 megawatts of generation capacity from Engie (f/k/a GDF Suez) raises competitive concerns in certain capacity market local deliverability areas, and conditioned approval of the acquisition on mitigation

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Pa. PUC Proposes Further Accelerated Switching For Natural Gas

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to implement accelerated switching for natural gas supply service

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RetailEnergyX: FERC OKs Hike in PJM Admin. Fee Applicable To Retail Suppliers, Others

 

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Company Subsidiary Acquires Two Wind Projects in Texas

 

December 22

Parent of Retail Supplier To Acquire Energy Services Company

The parent of a retail supplier announced that ...

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Single Retail Supplier To Receive Ability To Use Supplier Consolidated Billing Under AEP Ohio Settlement

Settlement Also Includes $100 Million To Former Default Service Customers; Change In How Non-Market Transmission Rates Calculated

A global settlement concerning several remanded AEP Ohio proceedings would allow a single additional retail electric supplier to utilize supplier consolidated billing on a pilot basis

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Connecticut Ends REC Add-On Program, Says New Program Will Be Considered Under Alternative Default Service Statute

The Connecticut PURA has issued an order terminating the Connecticut Clean Energy Options (CCEO) Program, effective December 31, 2016, but said that, "the Authority will develop and implement a new program, pursuant to §16-244c(b) of the General Statutes of Connecticut, to advance Connecticut's voluntary renewable market."

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RetailEnergyX: Politico: NY PSC Commissioner Said To Be Stepping Down

 

Update: BGE Files Summer 2017 SOS Rates, Prices To Fall

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed tariff supplements to implement summer 2017 electric SOS rates.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From Duke Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has disclosed winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio's fourth wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail electric generation service rates through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: TU Editorial Says NY PSC ESCO Low-Income Ban A Victory For Consumers

 

Another NFL Star Signs Partnership Deal With NRG

An NFL WR has signed a partnership deal with NRG

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RetailEnergyX: NOPEC To Receive $5 Million From FirstEnergy Solutions Under Settlement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mich. Gov. Snyder Signs Bill Permitting Decrease in Retail Choice Cap

 

December 21

Regulator Withdraws Prohibition On Retail Supplier Enrolling New Customers While Recent Acquisition Reviewed

Regulator Reiterates Retail Supplier's Purchase of Competing Supplier Constituted "Transfer" Of License, Required Regulator's Approval

The Connecticut PURA reiterated that the acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions, LLC by a Calpine subsidiary, under which the acquired retail supplier was renamed Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC, constituted a transfer of a supplier license and required prior approval of the Authority, but PURA withdrew its earlier directive that Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC, not enroll any new customers while PURA reviews the license transfer.

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Pa. PUC Investigation & Enforcement Staff Seek $330,000 Fine Against Retail Supplier In New Complaint

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ICC Staff: Proposed Illinois Regulations May Result In Retail Suppliers Running Afoul of FCC Rules

Proposed rules contained in an Illinois Commerce Commission first notice order requiring retail electric suppliers to call customers to inform them of contract renewals may result in suppliers running afoul of FCC rules, ICC Staff said in comments on the first notice order

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Resources Suppliers Named Official Power Provider of Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (Texas)

 

Reliant Offering Free Nest Cam Indoor With Texas Electricity Plan

Reliant is offering Texas residential customers an electricity plan that includes a free Nest Cam Indoor

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NH Default Service Rate To Increase 11%

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service rates at Granite State Electric (Liberty Utilities) for the period beginning February 1, 2017, with the small customer rate increasing 11%

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Generator Seeks New Retail Supplier License
• LifeEnergy (LS Power Affiliate) Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

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Citing Resource Adequacy Concerns, Michigan PSC Seeks Answers From Consumers Energy On Early Termination of Palisades Nuclear PPA

The Michigan Public Service Commission opened a proceeding to seek additional information on Consumers Energy's announcement that it intends to terminate early its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Entergy Nuclear Palisades, LLC (ENP) for the purchase of electricity from the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant.

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December 20

Price To "Compare": NY PSC Allows Utility To Defer Collection of Supply Costs

PSC: "Appropriate" To Mitigate Full Service Customers' Supply Bill In Light Of Simultaneous Delivery Rate Increase

Demand Costs Had Been Set "Too Low" For Full Service Customers

The New York PSC has approved a deferral of certain supply costs that would have otherwise been required to be reflected in default service rates at KeySpan New York (The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY) starting on January 1, 2017, citing, in part, the need to temper the bills of full service customers due to the simultaneous impact of a reconciliation-driven supply rate increase and a separate delivery rate increase.

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Renewable Energy Marketer, Developer Names New VP Of Business Development

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NY ESCO Seeks Rehearing Of ZEC Program, Saying Use of Older Data In Determining Each LSE's Obligation Results in ESCO Subsidizing Competitors' ZEC Obligations

Liberty Power Holdings LLC ("Liberty") has sought clarification and/or rehearing on the New York PSC's Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) order with respect to implementation of the calculation of ZEC obligations to individual LSEs, saying a "material" drop in Liberty Power Holdings LLC's load in New York will result in the company subsidizing the compliance obligations of its competitors.

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Affiliate Names Former Direct Energy Head Of Operations As President

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Sets New Winter Peak Demand Record

 

From the Archives (9/26): Illinois Regulator Moves To Apply Same Customer Protections To MLM Sales As Required For Door-to-Door Sales

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

In-Person Sales Require Both LOA, TPV

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From the Archives (9/26): Here Are The Variable Rate Disclosure Requirements Proposed In Illinois, Including Separate "Written" Notice for Increases Greater Than 20%

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Completes Four Coal to Gas Projects, Continues Fleet Optimization Strategy

 

December 19

NY ESCOs Given Only 30 Days To Petition For Waiver of Low-Income Service Ban

The New York PSC has given ESCOs only 30 days from the effective date of the PSC's December 16 order prohibiting ESCO service to low-income customers to seek a waiver of the prohibition through the offering of a guaranteed savings product

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NY PSC Says ESCO Fixed Rate May Require Guaranteed Savings If Later Permitted For Low-Income Customers

As noted in our related story today, the PSC is permitting ESCOs to seek a waiver of the low-income prohibition for guaranteed savings products, and the PSC said in such order that it would potentially reconsider any other products identified in the larger mass market review that are found to offer savings

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NY PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO Over Alleged Slamming

ESCO Must Show Why Eligibility Should Not Be Revoked

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RetailEnergyX: Trial Date Set In Panda Suit Against ERCOT Over CDR Forecasts, Judge Hears Arguments On Confidentiality

 

PSC Reinstates ESCO's Ability To Market To, Enroll Non-Residential Customers

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Texas PUC's Anderson, "It's Just Time" To Implement ERCOT Co-optimization, Cites RMR Costs

As a result of the "economic fiasco" related to the Greens Bayou RMR agreement, "I've become convinced that we need to go ahead and bite the bullet, and at the very least I think we need to co-optimize the real-time market," Texas PUC Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said at Friday's meeting, echoing his recent comments from September

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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 January 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Utility SWEPCO Seeks Rate Increase For Cost of Rate-Regulated Generation ($12 Per Month For Residential Customers)

 

From the Archives (11/21): NRG Retail Providers Reach $1.5 Million Settlement With PUC Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Rules To Permit Non-Customers To Sign DG Interconnection Agreements

 

December 16

PSC Opens Proceeding To Consider New Purchase of Receivables Program

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Updated: NY PSC Prohibits ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

Commissioner Burman: NY PSC, "Regulating By Press Release"

The New York PSC adopted an order today transforming its "moratorium" on ESCO service to low-income customers into a, "prohibition," on ESCO service to low-income customers

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Michigan Passes Bill Permitting Decrease in Retail Choice Cap, Revises Capacity Obligations of Retail Suppliers

The Michigan Senate and House have passed a revised version of SB 437, which Gov. Snyder has indicated he will sign, that permits the PSC to reduce the electric choice cap to below 10% under certain circumstances, and revises the previously proposed capacity obligations to be imposed on retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Potentially False Mention Of Retail Supplier By Door-to-Door Theft Suspect Prompts OCC To Seek Investigation of Supplier (Police Report Only Says Suspect Was Canvassing For Cable Co.)

 

Despite Load Growth, ERCOT Forecasts Sufficient Capacity Through 2024 (Reserve Margins Above 16% Through 2023)

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report indicates sufficient reserve margins through 2021 despite an increase in the load forecasts

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Oncor: Only $1 Million Left In REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program

As of December 15, Oncor had $1.01 million of available funds remaining to cover future reimbursement requests for devices distributed pursuant to the program under which retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Chair Nelson Files Memo on Alternative Ratemaking Report, Removes Discussion on Impact on REPs, Pricing Strategies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC's Anderson Files Proposed Legislative Recommendations For Scope Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: California Muni Aggregation Signs PPA

 

December 15

NY Moratorium Becomes Prohibition: PSC Prohibits ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

Allows ESCOs To Seek Waiver For Certain Product

Critical Of Process, Commissioner Burman Says She Only Learned Of Mass Market Evidentiary Hearing Process Through Press

The New York PSC adopted an order today transforming its "moratorium" on ESCO service to low-income customers into a, "prohibition," on ESCO service to low-income customers

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Crius Energy Acquires Customer Book

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Regulator Says Retail Supplier's Purchase of Competing Supplier Constituted "Transfer" Of License, Required Regulator's Approval

Regulator Prohibits Retail Supplier From Enrolling New Customers While Acquisition Reviewed

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Direct Energy Names New Vice President

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Texas City's (In Oncor Service Area) New Sales Tax on Residential Retail Electric Service Passes 2nd Reading

 

Maine Discloses Standard Offer Suppliers

The Maine PUC has disclosed Standard Offer suppliers for the calendar year 2017.

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RESA Honors Regulator With Champion of Choice Recognition

The New England chapter of the Retail Energy Supply Association named Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Commissioner Michael Caron as the 2016 recipient of its Champion of Choice Award.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Cites Stronger North American Performance In Trading Update

 

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RetailEnergyX: York, Pa. Fox Affiliate Highlights Savings From Shopping For Energy Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Announces $100,000 Winner Under Texas Crowdsourced Charitable Giving

 

December 14

Green Mountain Energy Launches Natural Gas Service

Green Mountain Energy has launched natural gas service

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Signs Partnership Deal with Retail Supplier

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Texas REP Launches New "All Nighter" Free Nights Plan

A REP has launched in Texas a new free nights electricity plan

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Massachusetts Utility Enters Partnership To Develop Offshore Wind Project

 

Sole Remaining Texas TDU With Funds For REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program Reports On Remaining Funds

AEP Texas North reported that, as of October 31, 2016, it had $120,000 in funds available under the program which reimbursed retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Officially Named By Trump For Energy Secretary

 

December 13

Retail Supplier Names Former Direct Energy SVP As New CEO

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Use Your Thumbprint To Enroll For Texas Retail Electricity Service?

In a Texas PUC rulemaking addressing the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) for customer enrollment during door-to-door sales, TXU Energy has suggested that, in addition to the proposed use of electronic signatures, the two-step verification process required for use of a PED-based enrollment allow other uniquely identifiable inputs from the applicant, such as a thumbprint.

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Texas REPs: Proposed "Three Step" Enrollment Process Confusing To Customers

A proposed Texas process for door-to-door customers enrolled via portable electronic device (PED) described as a, "three-step enrollment process," by retail electric providers would be confusing to customers, the Retail Electric Provider Coalition said.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Efficiency Advocates Want All Texas Retail Providers To Be Subject To Demand Charge For "Majority" of TDU Costs

 

November Marks Highest Monthly Growth in Pennsylvania Residential Electric Shopping Since Feb. 2014

During November, Pennsylvania saw its largest net growth in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply since February 2014.

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December 12

U.S. Retail Supplier Acquires German Retail Supplier

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Texas Retail Market Vets Launching New Retail Supplier

Several Texas retail electric market veterans are among the leadership of a start-up retail electric provider

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AEP Ohio: POR Program Should Be Put "On Hold" Or Subject To Further Discussion Due To Supplier Consolidated Billing Pilot

OCC Seeks To Sunset POR Program After One Year, Require Separate Approval For Continuation

The purchase of receivables program that has been mandated at AEP Ohio should be put "on hold" or be subject to further workgroup discussions due to the introduction of a supplier consolidated billing (SCB) pilot, and the impact that the SCB pilot may have on POR program participation (and therefore, cost recovery), AEP Ohio said in comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Extends Contract With Retail Provider (Rate Disclosed)

 

KeySpan LDCs Initiate ESCO Collaborative On Capacity Release, Unreleasable Capacity/Storage

KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (National Grid) have initiated an ESCO collaborative process, as provided for in a recent rate case, to address several ESCO-related issues.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Despite Higher Prices, Retail Suppliers Retain Maine Customers

 

Texas REP Receives Authorization For Change in Trade Name

• Nania Energy Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Home Invasion Suspect Posed as NY Utility Worker

 

Texas PUC Staff File Draft Legislative Recommendations For Scope of Electric Competition Report

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has filed an updated draft of the electric scope of competition report, which, for the first time publicly, includes a discussion of draft recommendations that the Legislature may wish to consider.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Leading Candidate For Trump Energy Secretary

 

Texas Staff File Updated Draft Proposal For Adoption In DG Interconnection Rulemaking

Texas PUC Staff have filed an updated draft proposal for adoption concerning the distributed generation interconnection rulemaking, which addresses the ability for non-customer third parties to sign IAs

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Provides Update On Forthcoming Report On Multi-Interval Real-Time Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Statesman Reports on Muni Austin Energy Residential Customer Subject To Disconnection, Facing $2,700 in Power Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Approves Settlement Agreement For New Michigan-Only Utility In Upper Peninsula

 

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Power Generating Company (Dynegy Sub.) Files Prepackaged Bankruptcy, Reorganization Plan

 

December 9

Noting "Stagnant" Retail Market, NRG Energy Petitions Pennsylvania PUC To Implement Supplier Consolidated Billing By 2Q 2018

Proposes Switch "Block" Mechanism For Customers With SCB Past Due Balances

NRG Energy, Inc. has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania PUC to implement, for electricity, supplier consolidated billing (SCB) by the second quarter of 2018

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Pennsylvania PUC: More Than Half Of Default Service Customers Say They Are "Happy" With Default Service

Pa. PUC Commissioner: We Need To Respect Customers' "Decision" To Remain On Default Service

In celebrating the 20th anniversary of the introduction of electric choice in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania PUC yesterday shared some highlights of a recent survey conducted by the PUC concerning electric choice.

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Texas Retail Provider Names New President

A Texa REP filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for an amendment to its retail electric provider certificate to reflect administrative and management changes.

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Commish: Consumers Don’t Respond Well To Aggressive Door-to-Door Marketing

 

Pa. PUC Declines To Address CAP (Low-Income) Shopping In PECO Default Service Order, Given Separate Ongoing Proceeding

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted an order on PECO's electricity default service plan for the period beginning January 1, 2017 that declines to address in the default service plan any changes or restrictions on the ability of Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to shop for competitive supply.

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PUC Issues Settlement With Retail Supplier For Public Comment

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Protests New FERC Capacity Market Rules

 

December 8

Retail Supplier Offering Free Charging For Electric Vehicles, Including In Texas

A retail supplier announced that it now offers free home electric vehicle (EV) charging, in certain hours, for all of its customers.

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Pepco Files Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC proposed new purchase of receivables discount rates to be effective January 1, 2017.

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Large Texas Retail Provider To Newly Offer Prepay Service

A Texas REP has filed a notice of intent with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide prepaid electric service using a customer prepayment device or system (CPDS)

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio To Use Bill Cap To Determine If Submetering Entities Are Utilities (Could Discourage Multi-Unit Housing Owners From Taking Retail Supply By Pegging Jurisdiction Test To Default Service Rates)

 

Another Texas TDU Exhausts Funds Under REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program

A TDU has informed the Texas PUC that it has exhausted all of the funds available under the program which reimbursed retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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New York ESCO Receives Licenses In New State

• Tobelmann Energy Brokers Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Illinois Gov. Signs Bill Requiring ICC To Study New Tax On Retail Suppliers (Part of Exelon Nuke Bill)

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed SB2814, the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill, which also requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to consider imposing a new tax on retail electric and gas suppliers, in the form of an assessment to contribute to the state's Public Utility Fund (which helps fund ICC operations)

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Michigan Houses Divided on Bill To Kill Electric Choice, Bill "In Jeopardy"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consumers Energy, Entergy Reach Agreement For Early Termination of Palisades PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Clean Energy Coalition Dismisses Resource Adequacy Concerns in ERCOT

 

December 7

FirstEnergy Unit Enters Letter of Intent To Sell Certain Merchant Assets

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Update: Vistra Discloses Expected 2016 EBITDA For TXU, 2017 Forecast; Seeking To Raise $1 Billion Under New Term Loan

Vistra Energy Corp., in a presentation to investors, disclosed expected TXU Energy performance for 2016 and guidance for 2017.

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PSC Expands Universe of Customers Required to Receive Refund From Retail Supplier

Affirms $40,000 Fine on Retail Supplier But Finds No Misrepresentation Over Polar Vortex Rates

The Maryland PSC largely affirmed a proposed order requiring ...

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RetailEnergyX: Lawsuit Seeking Class Action Status Filed Against Retail Supplier Over Budget Billing Allegations

 

Think Energy (Engie/GDF Sub.) Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State
• LE Energy (Utility Gas and Power) Receives Suppliers Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: FERC: MISO Capacity Market Tariff Provisions Regarding Import/Export Constraints No Longer Just and Reasonable, Rejects Claim Related To Prior Auction

 

December 6

With Launch Of Two New Bundles, Stream Working To Allow Customers To "Mix and Match" Energy, Value-Added Services

For 2017, Stream is working to design plans that allow customers to "mix and match" energy supply along with additional products or recurring services, moving beyond bundling simply one product with its energy plans or offering services separately a la carte.

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NEM: "Misleading" NY Utility Supply Cost Reconciliation Process (Where One Utility Is Seeking To Exclude $43 Million From Current Supply Rates) Must Be Reformed, Distorts ESCO-Utility Price Comparisons

Citing the "misleading" impact large prior period reconciliations have on customers' purchasing decisions and comparison of ESCO and utility supply rates, the National Energy Marketers Association said that the New York PSC's utility gas cost reconciliation process as set forth in the Commission’s regulations at 16 NYCRR 720-6.5(g) must be reviewed and revised.

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Confirmed: ICC Must Consider Imposing New Tax on Retail Suppliers Under Exelon Nuclear Subsidy Bill

The enrolled text of the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill has been posted, which confirms that, as expected, the enrolled version of the bill requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to consider imposing a new tax on retail electric and gas suppliers, in the form of an assessment to contribute to the state's Public Utility Fund (which helps fund ICC operations)

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier To Pay $1.1 Million In Class Action Telemarketing Settlement

 

Exelon Nuclear Subsidy Bill Takes Aim At Alleged Retail Supplier Misrepresentations To Illinois Commerce Commission Staff

Apparently addressing a dispute concerning whether alleged misrepresentations by a retail supplier to informal inquires from Illinois Commerce Commission Staff violated statute, the enrolled version of the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill (SB2814) provides that any response to the ICC, including Staff, from an entity subject to the ICC's regulation is subject to applicable fines for misrepresentation.

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Energy Cites Outperformance Of TXU Energy In Increasing 2017 Guidance

 

Vista Energy Marketing Receives Licenses In New State

• Avidxchange Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Riverstone Completes Acquisition of Parent Of Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Five Exelon Utilities Seek Interest From PJM Winter Capacity Resources To Aggregate With EDCs' Demand Response

 

December 5

New York PSC Sets Evidentiary Hearings For Total Ban on ESCO Service Mass Market Customers

Price Caps, Prohibiting Door-to-Door And Telemarketing, And Adding Recourse To POR Other Potential Outcomes

Void Of Existing ESCO Contracts Under Consideration

The New York PSC has established an evidentiary hearing process to consider whether to adopt a complete prohibition on ESCO service to mass market customers, or other market, "reforms."

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Recently Appointed, M. Howard Petricoff Steps Down as Chair of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

M. Howard Petricoff has resigned as Chair of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, effective December 31, 2016, after ...

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FERC Issues Staff Notice of Alleged Violation Against Power Marketer

FERC issued a Staff Notice of Alleged Violation against ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica (Direct Energy Parent) Launches Virtual Local Energy Market Trial (Flexible Demand, Storage, Etc.)

 

Oncor Reports 90% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

Oncor informed retail electric providers that 90% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers are expected to be exhausted once Oncor pays invoices related to November (paid in December)

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Pa. PUC Issues Draft Mechanism To Comply With Utilities To Offer Time Of Use Generation Rate To Default Service Customers Under Court Remand

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a secretarial letter setting forth a proposed mechanism for PPL, and more broadly other EDCs, to comply with their obligation, as default service provider, to offer a Time of Use generation rate option to default service customers which would still rely on a retail supplier to supply the default service TOU plan

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State Proposes To Terminate REC Add-On Product For Default Service Customers, Will Review Renewable Disclosures, Practices For Retail Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA in a draft decision has proposed to terminate the Connecticut Clean Energy Options Program, effective December 31, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Iconic Texas Travel Center Operator Buc-ee’s Selects Back-up Power Solutions Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Discloses Details Of Term Loan Used To Partially Fund Acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions

 

December 2

New Broker Led By Retail Market Vet (Former Direct Energy VP) Launches in Texas, Will Expand In 2017

A new broker announced that it has secured its first agreement with a retail electricity provider to provide commercial brokerage to clients in the state of Texas.

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Mandate To Consider New Tax on Retail Suppliers Apparently Included In Final Exelon Nuclear Bill

A final version of Exelon's nuclear subsidy bill, passed by both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate, apparently includes a mandate that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall consider whether to subject retail electric and natural gas suppliers to an assessment to contribute to the state's Public Utility Fund (which helps fund ICC operations)

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Update: NY PSC Staff Provides Formal Finding Allowing Utility's Plan to Select ESCO To Run Utility-Directed Opt-Out Aggregation Pilot Project To Move Forward

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a Staff Assessment Report on Niagara Mohawk's Clifton Park Demand Reduction Reforming the Energy Vision Demonstration Project, which includes NiMo's proposal for what is essentially a utility-directed opt-out municipal aggregation program coordinated with the town which has about 15,000 customers.

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PSC Affirms Proposed Order, $140,000 Fine Against Retail Supplier

Proposed Order Had Found That Not Reducing Variable Rates As Wholesale Rates Decline Violates Marketing Rules

The Maryland PSC adopted in total a May 13 proposed order from a Public Utility Law Judge (PULJ) which imposes a $140,000 civil penalty on Blue Pilot Energy, LLC, and suspends the supplier's license for what the PULJ found are violations of Maryland marketing and solicitation regulations.

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RetailEnergyX: Viridian Announces National Expansion with Travel Program

 

Texas PUC Requires Study of Consolidated Rates At AEP Texas Central, North Divisions, In Approving Merger

The Public Utility Commission of Texas ordered that AEP Texas file a study concerning the potential introduction of consolidated rates for its AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North divisions, which, as adopted by the PUCT yesterday, will be merged into a single entity

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Crius Energy Giving Away Free Energy To Celebrate 1 Millionth Customer

Crius Energy announced its first cross-brand promotion, designed to celebrate the company's one millionth customer milestone.

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NEM Seeks Discovery On PSC's "Deeply Flawed" ESCO-Utility Bill Comparison Data; PSC Says Data Accurate, Opposes Delay In Court Review

The National Energy Marketers Association is seeking a court order to conduct discovery on data filed by the New York PSC in support of its order imposing a moratorium on ESCO service to Assistance Program Participant customers, alleging that the data is, "deeply flawed." The PSC opposed discovery as adding an, "unnecessary delay," as the PSC called the data accurate

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Commissioner Marquez: Fallout From Solar Advertising Claims A "Real Issue" Texas PUC Will Need To Face, As Commission Poised To Authorize Third-Party Interconnection Agreement

Dealing with customer frustration due to actual experience with distributed generation departing from dubious claims made in advertisements is a "real issue" the Public Utility Commission of Texas will likely need to face, Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez said during yesterday's open meeting, as the PUC discussed a rule addressing whether parties other than end use customers may sign interconnection agreements

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Closes on Acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Renames Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Sets 2017 Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overbillings

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files 2016 4CP Report

 

December 1

Surprise! Exelon Nuke Bailout Bill Being Used To Impose New Tax on Retail Suppliers (Directs ICC To "Consider" Making Suppliers Subject To Public Utility Fund Assessment)

A late amendment offered to the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill (SB2814) would direct the Illinois Commerce Commission to consider making alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers subject to assessments under the Public Utility Fund

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Retail Supplier Announces Partnership With Solar Provider

A retail supplier announced a partnership with ...

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Small Customer Default Service Rates At Central Maine Power To Increase

Standard Offer rates for residential and small commercial customers will increase on January 1, 2017 at Central Maine Power

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RetailEnergyX: Caesars Seeks To Take Competitive Retail Supply For Nevada Properties, Leave Utility Supply

 

Ohio Accepts Price From Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Duke Energy Ohio’s fourth wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail electric generation service rates through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier ENGIE Resources Launches Financing Solution For Energy Efficiency Initiatives

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Expands Availability Of Energy Advisor App

 

Ohio Posts Winning Suppliers From AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted winning bidders from AEP Ohio's November 2016 procurement of default service supplies for a portion of the June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 delivery year

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier’s Purchase of Verengo Solar Assets Moves Forward

 

Connecticut PURA To Review Interruptible Transportation Provisions, Standard Offer

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Expands Crowdsourced Charitable Giving To Northeast

 

November 30

PUC Seeks To Increase Financial Security Required From Suppliers, Also Raise Maximum Limit

As part of a wide-ranging proposal to revise the retail electric supplier rules (see additional stories here, including proposed prohibition on door-to-door marketing) a PUC is proposing to increase the financial security required from retail electric suppliers

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Direct Energy Launches Energy Supply Service In Tennessee

Direct Energy has expanded its energy supply service to Tennessee

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Maine Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate To Decrease

The Maine PUC has approved Standard Offer rates for residential & small commercial customers, and medium C&I customers at Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera Maine - Bangor Hydro District) for 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent of Retail Supplier Considering Sale After Interest From Global Utility Holding Co.

 

Atlantic Energy Receives Supplier License In New State
• Texas REP Receives Authority To Use Trade Name Neo Electricity

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FERC OKs MISO Waiver To Allow Generators To Include Costs Above $1,000/MWh

FERC has approved a temporary waiver sought by the Midcontinent ISO to allow resources with incremental energy costs above the current $1,000/MWh offer cap to include those costs in the No Load component of their supply offers during the December 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017 period

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Nuke Bill Again Receives House Committee Nod, Further Revisions Expected In Order To Move Bill Prior To Dec. 1 Veto Session End

 

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November 29

U.S. State To Ban Door-to-Door Electricity Sales

Restrictions on Telemarketing Also Proposed

A U.S. PUC has issued a set of proposed revisions to the retail electric supplier rules that would prohibit suppliers from soliciting residential customers in person at the customer's residence, except in cases of a pre-scheduled meeting.

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PUC Proposes To Require Advance Notice of Variable Rate Changes In Excess of 10%

Rules Appear To Prohibit "Variable" Pricing Products With Terms Longer Than One Month

A PUC is proposing to revise its retail electric supplier marketing rules to include new variable rate disclosures, including a requirement to notify customers in advance of a variable rate change exceeding 10%.

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Proposed PUC Rules Would Require Disclosure To Customer of Whether Aggregator Is Compensated By Retail Supplier

A PUC has proposed revisions to its electric supplier rules that include new disclosures required from aggregators.

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Bans Door-to-Door Marketing of Energy, Related Services

 

Mandatory Public Price Posting, Longer Rescission Period, Contract Cancellation Via Supplier Website Among Changes Under PUC's Proposed Supplier Rules

A PUC has proposed revisions to its retail electric supplier rules that would, among other things, include mandatory public posting of retail supplier prices, a longer rescission period, and the requirement for suppliers to offer customers the opportunity to cancel contracts via the supplier's website.

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Mint Energy Seeks License In New State

• Energy Project Developer/Engineering Consultant Seeks Broker License

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RetailEnergyX: InfraREIT CEO Will Also Lead Tenant Sharyland Utilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Wind Generation Output Tops 15,000 MW In ERCOT Region

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker-Consultant 5 Named Among the 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

 

November 28

AEP Ohio Seeks To Use Owned Generation To Serve Default Service Load

AEP Ohio has sought PUCO approval of an extension of its electric security plan that would include the use of its entitlements in the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) generation to serve Standard Service Offer (SSO) customers (Case 16-1852-EL-SSO)

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Retail Suppliers To Undergo Change In Ownership

Several retail suppliers applied for FERC approval of a transaction under which

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Energy Market Veteran Launches New Price Comparison, Shopping Website

Energy Deals LLC is launching a new energy shopping and price comparison website: energypricechoice.com

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RetailEnergyX: New BGE SOS Rates Filed; SOS Rates Decreasing Due To Revised Adders Approved By PSC

 

Regulator Approves New POR Discount Rates

A regulator has approved, effective December 1, 2016, new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates at ...

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AEP Ohio To Change Retail Supplier Tariffs To Prevent Suppliers From Billing Prior-Period Energy Usage Amounts Not Settled In PJM

As part of its requested extension of its electric security plan, AEP Ohio has sought changes to its tariffs governing retail suppliers to, "prevent[] suppliers from billing customers for prior-period energy usage amounts not settled in the PJM market, and for which there is no path for resettlement."

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AEP Ohio Seeking To Own 10 Microgrids, Nearly 1,300 EV Chargers (Will Socialize Energy Draw From Microgrids As UFE)

AEP Ohio, as part of its proposed extension of its electricity security plan, is proposing to own 10 microgrids and nearly 1,300 EV charging stations.

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Officially Moves To Adopt Capacity Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas College Signs Agreement With New Retail Provider (Rate Disclosed)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Draft Decision Would Change How Retail Suppliers Must Treat, Account for Net Metering Customers

 

November 23

New Canadian Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market

Supplier Hires Retail Vets As President, COO To Lead Expansion

A Canadian retail energy supplier announced expansion plans that includes entry in the U.S. market, and has made several hires to support expansion.

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NEM: "Forcible" De-Enrollment of Low-Income NY Customers From ESCO Service Deprives Customers of Savings, Value-Add Products; Subjects Customers To Utilities' "Monopoly Whims"

The "forcible de-enrollment" of New York low-income customers from ESCO service in New York, as ordered by the New York PSC (with such order subject to a temporary court injunction), will deprive low-income customers of savings available versus utility supply rates, compels low-income customers, "to be subject to the monopoly whims of the local utilities just because of those residents’ economic status.," the National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the PSC

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PSC Approves Discount In Reservation Charge Applicable To Retail Suppliers, Versus Default Service Customer Charge (Unique, Lower Charge For Shopping Customers)

The Michigan PSC has adopted dual natural gas pipeline reservation charges at DTE Gas, with a unique (reduced) reservation charge applicable to gas customer choice (GCC) customers of retail suppliers, and another reservation charge amount applicable to default service (GCR) customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Rate Caps Now In Play In Exelon Illinois Nuke Bailout Bill

 

PSC Rules On Whether Retail Supplier Volumes, Average Rate Entitled To Trade Secret Status

The Michigan PSC, in an order concerning changes to the natural gas reservation charge at DTE Gas has ruled on whether retail supplier volumes and average customer rate data is entitled to trade secret status

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta To Impose Price Cap on Default Service Rates

 

November 22

Stream Launches New Plans Bundling Electricity (Or Gas) With Value-Added Services in Texas, Other States

Stream has launched several new energy plans in Texas and other states bundling either ...

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Texas Retail Provider Relinquishes Certificate

• Tobelmann Energy Brokers Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas Staff File Proposed Level for 2017 Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overbillings

Staff of the Public Utility of Texas have filed proposed levels for the 2017 interest rates applicable to retail electric provider deposits and overbillings

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City (Within Oncor) To Impose New Sales Tax On Residential Retail Electric Service, REPs Must Collect

 

Wal-Mart Notes Potential Barriers To Customer Choice In Moving To Intervene In CCN Case For Entergy Texas' Proposed New Generation

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and affiliate Texas Retail Energy (TRE), LLC moved to intervene in a CCN proceeding before the Texas PUC concerning Entergy Texas' sought approval for a new 1,000 MW ratebased power plant, the Montgomery County Power Station

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REPs Named Among Top Places To Work

 

November 21

Calpine To Acquire North American Power

Calpine has entered into a transaction under which it will indirectly acquire all of the membership interests of North American Power and Gas, LLC and North American Power Business, LLC

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Texas Retail Provider Reaches $1.5 Million Settlement With PUC Staff

Texas PUC Staff, Retail Provider Have Different Interpretations For Date On Which Switch-Holds Must Be Removed Under Rule

Several retail electric providers would collectively pay a $900,000 civil penalty, and make a $600,000 contribution to their bill payment assistance program, under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of

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E&P, Midstream Gas Company Launching New Retail Supply Business

A the natural gas exploration & production and midstream company which also markets gas at wholesale is launching a retail energy supply business.

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New PSEG Retail Supplier Seeking Licenses Beyond New Jersey

PSEG Energy Solutions LLC, PSEG's new retail supplier, has applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: City Official To Residents: Don’t Shop For Power Until We Tell You What To Do

 

NY PSC Staff: Low-Income ESCO Customers Paid $96 Million More Than Default Service From 2014 To June 2016

An analysis by New York PSC Staff filed with the Supreme Court for the County of Albany indicates that low-income customers served by ESCOs in aggregate paid $96 million more than what the cost would have been under default service for the period January 2014 through June 2016.

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Pennsylvania ALJ Recommends Approval Of Settlement Under Which Utility Would Remove Uncollectibles From POR Discount, Transfer To Delivery Surcharge

Settlement Would Adopt Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability At EDC

Utility To Expand Hourly Pricing For Default Service

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RetailEnergyX: Power Industry "Expects" Alberta To Introduce Capacity Market, Marketer Says Change Would Increase Rates

 

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November 18

Default Service Rates About To Get More Competitive in This State:

Citing Lack of Evidence, PSC Removes Bypassable Adder Serving As Proxy For Utility Overhead Costs From Default Service Rates; Says Adder May Return Based On Future Cost of Service Study For Unbundling

PSC Lowers Other Bypassable Adders Included in Default Service Rates

A PSC has removed one bypassable default service component while lowering several others

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FERC Approves $2,000/MWh Hard Offer Cap Which May Set LMPs In All RTOs, Effective (Essentially) Immediately

Uplift Allowed For Costs in Excess of $2,000/MWh

FERC Acknowledges Difficulties in Verifying Costs Above $1,000, Subjects Load To Them Anyway

FERC has adopted a hard cap of $2,000/MWh for the energy markets in all the FERC-jurisdictional RTOs, with offers up to $2,000/MWh permitted to set LMP, and offers in excess of $2,000/MWh also permitted but with offers in excess of $2,000/MWh not setting LMP and addressed instead through make-whole payments and uplift

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Update: PECO Price To Compare To Decrease Further Based On New Transmission Rate

PECO's electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1, 2016 have been updated to reflect a change in the transmission rate

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RetailEnergyX: With Nevada Electorate’s "Mandate" For Electric Choice, Switch Calls For "Immediate" Implementation At Legislature

 

Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Seeks License In New State

• Avidxchange Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Electric Choice Saves Ohio $3 Billions Annually, $15 Billion Since 2011

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Court Rejects Deal Allowing Utility Parent To Invest In Generation Owner, But Broader Questions Remain

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Court Ruling Puts Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Plan In Doubt

 

November 17

ConEd Issues RFI For Low-Income Demonstration Projects (Includes Financial and Billing Innovations, DER, Efficiency)

Utility Says Current Energy Marketplace Provides "Sub-Optimal" Experience To Low-Income Customers

Consolidated Edison has issued a request for information for parties to propose one or more demonstration projects, "that will test innovative approaches to helping low- and moderate-income [LMI] Con Edison customers."

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Retail Supplier Files New Complaint Against POR Clawback Tariff, Alleges Offset To Receivables Not Authorized Under Tariff

Respond Power LLC has filed a new complaint at the Pennsylvania PUC against the application of the newly implemented purchase of receivables clawback tariffs at Penelec and West Penn Power.

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Tenaska Power Management Receives Retail Supplier License In New State
• Freedom Logistics Receives Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Mainers on Competitive Electric Supply Spent $32 Million More Than Default Service In 2015

 

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 December 2016

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PUC Approves Auction For Divestiture Of Utility-Owned Generation

The New Hampshire PUC has approved the design for an auction for Public Service of New Hampshire to divest its utility-owned generation

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RetailEnergyX: NJR Names New VP Of NJR Energy Services, Responsible For Gas Supply, Transportation, Growth

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files at FERC Aggregation Proposal For Seasonal Capacity Resources

 

November 16

Direct Energy Launches First Bundled Connected Home, Energy Offer Featuring Hive Brand

Direct Energy has launched its first connected home bundle featuring products from Hive, the connected home brand initially launched by its parent Centrica in the United Kingdom

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New Jersey BPU Issues Direction To Retail Suppliers On Decrease In Sales And Use Tax

The New Jersey BPU has issued a letter to retail suppliers regarding implementation of a decrease in the sales and use tax

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NRG Announces New Electricity, Gas Bundled Offer

NRG Energy officially announced a new bundled offer of electricity and natural gas for customers at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Slaps Retail Market - Nuke Bailout Bill Usurps Senate-Passed Retail Natural Gas Choice Enhancement Bill; Requires Retail Suppliers To Pay Utility For Capacity

 

Ambit Energy Launches In New Service Area

Ambit Energy has launched electricity service at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Applies for Approval of Sale

 

November 15

RESA: "Unprecedented" Price Cap Program Adopted By Pennsylvania PUC "Cannot Survive" Court Test

"Pricing Restrictions" Could "Undermine" Work To Develop Nationally Recognized PA Retail Market

The "unprecedented" action of the Pennsylvania PUC to restrict Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers at PPL Electric Utilities to shopping only through a new Standard Offer Program specific to CAP customers (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, threatens to undermine Pennsylvania's nationally recognized work to create a workably competitive retail market, and cannot withstand court scrutiny, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in a petition for reconsideration

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New Texas Retail Provider Offering Community Solar Through New Alliance

A REP is offering North Texas customers a community solar product

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Delaware Makes Cuts on Rescission Period, Customer Lists; Advances Consensus Changes to Consumer Protection Rules

The Delaware PSC recently moved to publish a final proposal for changes to retail electric market and consumer protection rules, addressing non-consensus items including the rescission period and customer lists (Regulation Docket 49).

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Sues Broker, Alleges Interference With Contracts

 

Retail Natural Gas Supplier Takes Step To Launch Retail Electricity Business

A natural gas marketer took a further step to launch a new retail electricity business

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Family of Retail Supplier Launching New Supplier, Brand

A new supplier affiliated with several existing suppliers is seeking licenses

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Exelon Bailout Bill in Illinois Could Have State "Take Over" Downstate Capacity Payments

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Leases New Office Space

 

November 14

Retail Supplier Names New EVP of M&A

A retail supplier named ...

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Retail Supplier Touts New Vertically Integrated Model For Solar Through Platform Acquisitions, Expects Margins To Possibly Quadruple

In announcing quarterly earnings, Crius Energy Trust highlighted the transformation from its solar business, through the previously reported acquisition of assets from SunEdison and Verengo, from a reseller to a vertically integrated solar business with margins expected to potentially quadruple as a result

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Retail Supplier Plans To Acquire Additional Suppliers Opportunistically

Spark Energy said during an earnings conference call that it continues to identify additional acquisition targets which it will undertake opportunistically.

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RetailEnergyX: Star-Telegram Looks at Two New Texas Electric Shopping Websites, Analysis Services

 

Massachusetts Utility Seeks To Offer Customers Demand Response, Solar Storage Solutions

Fitchburg Gas & Electric (Unitil) has petitioned the Massachusetts DPU for approval to offer customers via demonstration products a storage system for customers with solar and other demand response offerings.

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Oncor Reports 75% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

Oncor informed retail electric providers that 75% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers have been exhausted

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RetailEnergyX: Texas TDU Informs REPs of New Franchise Fees To Be Charged To REPs

 

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