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Retail Supplier Affiliate Invests In Predictive Data Science Company

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

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Pepco Files New SOS Rates

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Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates, Residential Rates To Fall 15%

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for residential and Type I customers for the period beginning June 1, 2016, and the period beginning March 1, 2016 for Type II customers

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Lower Unit Margins Weigh Earnings at WGL Holdings Retail Marketing Segment

WGL Holdings, Inc.'s retail energy marketing reported adjusted EBIT of $5.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, versus adjusted EBIT of $9.0 million for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year

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RetailEnergyX: Report: "Most" Candidates for Austin-Area Senate Seat Would Support Deregulation of Austin Energy

 

February 5

Stream Names New President and CEO (Link Fixed)

Stream announced that ...

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Reversing ALJ, Illinois Grants Supplier's Requested Interlocutory Review, Requires Staff To File Formal Complaint To Address Supplier's Due Process Concerns in Investigation

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently granted a petition for interlocutory review from Sperian Energy, which reversed an ALJ's ruling denying a prior motion from Sperian Energy concerning Sperian's due process concerns regarding an investigation initiated by the ICC into the supplier's marketing practices.

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Oncor To Cease Charging Retail Providers Certain Charges

Oncor has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to ...

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers For Columbia Standard Choice Offer

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio disclosed the winning bidders from the Columbia Gas' Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 19, 2016

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New Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Receives License

• Power-Mark Resources Receives New License

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State Proposes Revisions To Retail Suppliers' Renewable Energy Disclosures

The Massachusetts DPU has issued a proposal revising the renewable energy disclosure requirements applicable to retail electric suppliers, and associated reporting requirements

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Texas PUC Staff Offer Possible Next Steps in ORDC Review

In a memo concerning review of the review of the Operating Reserve Demand Curve (ORDC), Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have offered potential next steps the Commission could take in its review, as little stakeholder consensus developed at ERCOT

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First in ECM (2/2): N.Y. Rules That ESCO Historic Pricing Shall Be Made Public

From our Feb. 2 update: The New York PSC Records Access Office has denied confidential treatment for residential historic pricing that ESCOs have been required to file with the PSC since early 2014.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance Appoints Former Retail Reg Affairs Director as Executive Director

 

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• Texas PUC Staff Files Proposal For DC Tie Rule
• Texas PUC Staff File Drafts on DG Interconnection

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February 4

Ambit To Expand Large C&I Sales To New Market

Ambit Energy is expanding its medium and large C&I sales to ...

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Kiwi Energy Affiliate Launching New Brands For Expansion

RRH Energy Services announced that it is launching a new retail energy supply brand

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Texas Retail Provider's Certificate Would Be Suspended Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A Texas REP's certificate would be suspended until the company comes into full compliance with certain certification rules

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Referendum Seeks Constitutional Amendment To Implement Retail Electric Choice

 

Ambit Energy Launching In New State, Service Areas

Ambit Energy is expanding its residential and small commercial service to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Village Voice: Why Is Albany Letting These Energy Companies Scam Thousands Of New Yorkers?

 

Retail Supplier Developing New Solar Division, Names General Manager

A retail supplier has named ...

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WGL Energy Expands "Energy Management Platform" Solution (Online Usage, Management Tool)

WGL Energy Services announced that it has extended the reach and availability of its Energy Management Platform, a free online tool that enables customers to monitor and track both electricity and natural gas usage

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Launching New Retail Supplier

 

Update: Ohio Approves Negative Retail Price Adder for Dominion Standard Choice Offer

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a Retail Price Adjustment of ...

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PUC Affirms Jurisdiction Over Another FirstEnergy Solutions Polar Vortex Complaint Case

A PUC affirmed jurisdiction over a complaint regarding FES's polar vortex surcharge

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Reports "Record" Year For Constellation

 

Texas TDU Would Pay $21,000 To Settle Alleged Failure To Timely Remove Switchholds

A TDU would pay $21,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve its alleged failure to timely remove 22 switchholds in 2012, which allegedly was in violation of 16 TAC § 25.480(m)(2)

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Oncor Says Possible Merger With Sharyland Could Boost Rates

 

February 3

Spark Energy Affiliate To Acquire Retail Energy Companies With Over 500,000 Customers

National Gas & Electric, LLC announced that it has entered into agreements for the purchase of retail energy companies with over 500,000 of combined residential customer equivalents (RCEs).

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Sprague Resources Acquires Retail Customer Book

Sprague Operating Resources LLC recently entered into an asset purchase agreement with ...

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Retail Suppliers Will Pay To Serve Default Service Customers at Dominion East Ohio As SCO Adder Goes Negative

The Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio for the period April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 saw the RPA established as ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Awarded Contract To Serve Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

 

Pa. Utility Agrees "Limits" On Customer Assistance Program (CAP) Customer Shopping Should Be Developed (Cites CAP Shopping Customers Paying Rates in Excess of PTC)

PPL Electric Utilities, in its newly filed default service plan for the period beginning June 1, 2017, said that it agrees that, "some limits on CAP [Customer Assistance Program] Shopping should be developed."

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Mirabito Energy Products Seeks License in New State
• Start-up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Constellation Enters Multi-year Sponsorship With Cleveland Cavaliers, Related Teams

Constellation announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers Operating Company that extends to all teams in the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena family, including the Cavaliers and Cleveland Gladiators (AFL).

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• Exelon Announces Plans to Raise Dividend
• Texas TDU To Pay $215,000 To Settle Erroneous Excessive Involuntary Load Shed

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February 2

N.Y. Rules That ESCO Historic Pricing Shall Be Made Public

The New York PSC Records Access Office has denied confidential treatment for residential historic pricing that ESCOs have been required to file with the PSC since early 2014.

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PPL Seeks Approval of Default Service Procurement Plan Through 2021

PPL Electric Utilities has filed a proposed default service plan with the Pennsylvania PUC for the period June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2021.

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Ohio Staff Propose Competitive Bidding To Supply Electric Assistance Program Customers

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have proposed a competitive bid plan to serve the load of electric percentage of income payment plan customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Closes Acquisition of 75,000 Residential Customer Equivalents

 

Spark Energy Announces Preliminary FY2015 Results

Spark Energy, Inc. announced preliminary results for the year ended December 31, 2015.

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AEP Texas Central Reduces Rates Charged to Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas Central formally announced that it has ceased billing retail electric providers transition charges under Schedule TC

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Michigan PSC Choice Report Includes Load, Customer Data For Each Supplier

The Michigan PSC has released its annual report on electric choice, which includes customer and load data for each supplier by utility service area

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier’s Budget Billing Prompts Customer Complaints

 

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• Calpine Sub. To Acquire 50% Stake in 750 MW, Houston-area Power Plant
• Sherman, TX Negotiates Via TCAP For Electricity Rate

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February 1

N.Y. Utility Proposes To Nearly Triple Its Consolidated Billing Charge

KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island have filed rate cases with the New York PSC in which the utilities, which are units of National Grid, propose significant increases in the consolidated billing charge.

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Requiring ESCOs To Ask All Customers About Payment Assistance Status Could, "Seriously Damage," N.Y. Residential Market, Direct Energy Warns

Requiring ESCOs to ask all potential customers whether they are currently receiving assistance under certain utility payment assistance program, "could seriously impede or damage the residential retail market in New York," Direct Energy warned in comments to the PSC

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ConEd To Develop Web Interface For ESCOs, Customers To Download Hourly Usage, Capacity Tag Info

Consolidated Edison detailed in a rate case filing efforts to create a web interface where ESCOs and customers can view and download electric customers' hourly energy usage and capacity tag information online.

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RetailEnergyX: N.Y. AG: "Opt-Out" Process for Aggregation Can’t Substitute For Informed Consent

 

Michigan Utilities File Final Choice Caps for 2016

Michigan utilities have filed their final electric choice cap numbers for 2016, based on 10% of weather-adjusted retail sales.

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EDF Energy Services Seeks License in New State

• Energy Deals Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier To Combine With Utility

 

From the Archives: ConEd Seeks Later Start, Longer Implementation To Expand Hourly Priced Default Service

As part of a new rate case, ConEd included its request to lower the hourly priced default service cutoff, as was made recently in a report on the MHP program

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From the Archives: RI PUC Launches Retail Electric Shopping Website, Rate Board

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RetailEnergyX: Audits Would Require Texas Retail Providers To Reimburse System Benefit Fund for Errors

 

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RetailEnergyX: Workman: Austin’s Solar Power Buys Are Political & Increase Rates for Austin Energy Customers

 

January 29

CenterPoint Energy Unit To Acquire Retail Energy Business

CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., announced that ...

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PUC Denies Stay of $2 Million Fine Imposed On Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC denied an emergency petition for supersedeas filed by Hiko Energy, LLC concerning the PUC's prior order fining Hiko $1.8 million, denying a sought stay of the deadline for payment pending an appeal by Hiko as the PUC said Hiko's petition failed to meet the standards for such a stay.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers For Vectren Standard Choice Offer

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio disclosed the winning bidders from the Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 12, 2016, which resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of $1.20 per Mcf for the period April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: New Pa. Tentative Order Would Revoke Licenses of 11 Brokers For Failure To File Proof of Security

 

PUC Approves Duquesne Light Program To Rely On "Limited" Number of Retail Suppliers To Meet Default Service Time of Use Obligation

The Pennsylvania PUC approved as-filed Duquesne Light's proposed Time of Use program which would rely on service provided by retail electric suppliers as a means of complying with the statutory requirement to offer a TOU option to default service customers, but which limits the number of suppliers able to participate in the program

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Trident Power Receives Supplier License in New State
• Greenlight Energy Receives Supplier License in New State
• Australian Aggregator Newly Entering U.S. Receives License in New State

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PUC Staff Now Agrees "Prompt" Divestiture of PSNH Power Plants in Public Interest

A newly filed settlement among several parties, including Non-Advocate Staff of the New Hampshire PUC, concludes that a "prompt" divestiture of Public Service Company of New Hampshire's generation assets is in the public interest

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Continuing To Explore Sales of Merchant Power Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: Lawsuit Alleges Power Cutoff By Texas Co-op Was Fatal To Man On Oxygen

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Names Former "Connected Car", Big Data Exec To Board

 

January 28

Global Commodities Merchant Establishes New U.S. Retail Supplier (Acquisitions Possible)

A global commodities merchant has established a new retail electric supplier

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New PUC Launches Retail Electric Shopping Website, Rate Board

A new PUC has launched an electricity shopping website and rate board

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FirstEnergy-PA Prices To Compare To Decrease 15%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting March 1, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Power Sells at Almost $20 in Mexico Market, Close to Texas Price

 

Growth Rate in Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Hits Another High Water Mark

For the second time in three months, Pennsylvania again saw its highest increase in statewide residential electric shopping since the polar vortex, though PPL continues to see a decline in residential shoppers

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Generators, RESA Ask FERC To Rescind Prior Waivers Granted to FirstEnergy, AEP Units Regarding Affiliate Sales, Seek FERC Review of Proposed Ohio PPAs

In separately filed complaints, the Electric Power Supply Association, Dynegy, Eastern Generation, LLC, several NRG Companies, and the Retail Energy Supply Association petitioned FERC to withdraw waivers previously granted to market-based rate subsidiaries of AEP and FirstEnergy concerning affiliate sales, and asked FERC to review proposed PPAs between the companies' regulated Ohio utilities and competitive arms under the Edgar/Allegheny standards

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• N.Y. ESCO Seeks Withdrawal of License
• FERC Grants RTOs More Time For Price Formation Reports

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• Retail Supplier Detail Problems With FERC’s Proposed Dragnet Market Reporting Rules
• EV Charging Provider To Pay Customers To Charge Vehicles
• SolarCity Promotes Radford Small to Executive Vice President, Global Capital Markets

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January 27

Pepco SOS Rates to Decrease

Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC new SOS electric rates for the period of June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017.

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New Texas Retail Provider Launches Residential Service

A new REP has begun marketing residential electric plans in Texas on the Power to Choose site

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Retail Supplier Launches Patented Renewable Natural Gas Offer

A retail supplier says it has, "developed and patented," Renewable Natural Gas Credits, and has launched the offering of a natural gas supply plan offset with the Renewable Natural Gas Credits

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RetailEnergyX: N.Y. Municipal Aggregation Marketing Before PSC Approval -- What If An ESCO Did This?

 

Parent of Retail Supplier Names New Director for Technology and Engineering (Will Oversee Smart Energy Development)

Centrica named a new Group Director for Technology and Engineering

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Mansfield Power and Gas Seeks Supplier Licenses in New State

• Capital Co-operative Services Receives Licenses

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RetailEnergyX: Phibro LLC Acquired By Energy Arbitrage Partners

 

January 26

Jim Steffes Joins Retail Supplier

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N.Y. Staff Propose Imposing New Clean Energy, Nuclear Standard Obligation on ESCOs, But With Utilities Also Engaging In Long-Term Contracting

Staff of the New York PSC have proposed imposing compliance obligations for a new clean energy standard (CES) and nuclear standard on load serving entities, including ESCOs, with utilities also engaging in long-term contracting for certain resources.

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Stream Offering Plan With Free Smart Thermostat in Texas, Mid-Atlantic States

Stream has begun offering a Smart 30 Thermostat Plan, which is a 30-month fixed rate term energy plan that includes a free Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat (a value of $249)

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Urges Texas PUC To Investigate "Market Manipulation" As Result Of "Probable" Information Asymmetry Concerning Incorrect Transmission Line Ratings

 

Raiden Commodities Files Complaint at Texas PUC Over ERCOT LMPs Resulting From Hardware Failure, Data Error; Seeks Market Resettlement

Raiden Commodities, L.P. filed a complaint at the Public Utility Commission of Texas seeking an order directing ERCOT to resettle the market on two days on which Raiden alleged ERCOT's actions in the wake of hardware failures and data errors were inconsistent with the ERCOT protocols

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Unchecked Authority: Supreme Court Says FERC Payment Of Full LMP To Demand Response OK Because Of Harmony With FERC's Statutory Charge Of "Holding Down Prices And Enhancing Reliability"

In a decision declaring a broad interpretation of FERC's authority, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that FERC's Order 745, which requires full payment of LMP to demand response, is consistent with FERC's jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act.

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Addition of StarTex Name To Constellation NewEnergy REP Certificate Approved

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• Austin Energy to Council: Cut Commercial Customers’ Rates
• National Fuel Gas Company Announces Management Changes
• SolarCity, Banks Create $160 Million Financing Facility for Residential Solar Projects

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January 25

State Issues RFP To Select Retail Supplier For Multi-Year Opt-In Affinity Program; State's "Approved" Supplier

A state has issued a request for proposals for a retail electric supplier to supply an opt-in electric supply program that includes the potential benefits derived from a combination of a multi-year fixed price per kWh offer, value added products and services to help customers better manage their overall energy bills, and other potential consumer benefits.

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Another Exec Leaves NRG, Joins Retail Supplier As New COO

A VP has departed NRG and joined a retail supplier as its new COO

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New York PSC Revokes Licenses of Four ESCOs, Issues Show Cause Order To Fifth

The New York State Public Service Commission announced administrative actions against five ESCOS for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Johnson Controls and Tyco to Merge (Fuels Energy Storage, Connectivity, Big Data)

 

Retail Suppliers Petition PSC To Introduce POR At New State, Utility

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a petition with the Delaware PSC requesting that the PSC order Delmarva Power to implement a purchase of receivables program, "to enhance opportunities for customer choice in Delaware and encourage more competitive suppliers to offer energy supply products and value-added services to Delaware customers."

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Parent of Retail Supplier To Resume Paying Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Genie Energy Ltd., the parent of IDT Energy and other retail energy companies, has resumed a quarterly dividend on its common stock and declared a payment of $0.06 per share for the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Maine 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 2016

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• Sky-high Power (Distribution) Rates Spark Outrage in Rural Texas
• Globe: Gov. Baker’s Biggest Energy Focus Is Getting Hydro Long-Term Import Contract Legislation Passed

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January 22

Purchase of Receivables Program Proposed at New Utilities

Two utilities have filed to introduce POR

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Say Goodbye To $1,000 Price Caps in FERC-Jurisdictional RTOs; FERC To Allow Offers Above $1,000 Set LMP

FERC has issued a proposed rule to require that all of the FERC jurisdiction RTOs increase their offer caps above $1,000.

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New York Advances Consideration Of "Clean Energy Standard"; Impact on ESCOs Still Unclear

The New York PSC formally acted yesterday to commence consideration of a new Clean Energy Standard, which is to achieve the governor's goal that 50% of the state's electricity be sourced from "non-emitting" resources (which is defined to include nuclear).

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RetailEnergyX: Broker, LED Provider Announce Strategic Partnership

 

Retail Supplier Ordered To Pay $500,000 In Suit Brought By Competitor over Trade Secrets

Suit alleged supplier obtained trade secrets from competitor's sales agent

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Hunt Companies Commit To Filing Proposal To Merge Sharyland, Oncor; Address "Rate Disparities"

As part of revised regulatory commitments associated with their proposed acquisition of Oncor, various Hunt Consolidated companies and related entities have made a firm commitment to prepare a proposal for a possible business combination between Oncor Electric Delivery Company and Sharyland Utilities, LP

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RetailEnergyX: Constellation To Supply Expanded Battery Storage Network Capturing Energy From Braking SEPTA Trains

 

Retail Supplier Inks Supply Deal With Four Municipal Aggregations

A supplier announced that ...

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• DTE Energy Announces Lower Natural Gas Supply Rate
• N.Y. Adopts Final Cost-Benefit Analysis Framework For REV Proceeding

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January 21

NRG To Use Cirro Energy Brand Outside of Texas

NRG Energy confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it intends to use the Cirro Energy brand for retail energy offers outside of Texas

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Columbia Gas Default Service Retail Adder to Increase 11%

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

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PUC To Audit FirstEnergy Solutions' Handling Of Customer Complaints

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said that it will audit FirstEnergy Solutions' handling of customer complaints

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Calls For Task Force on Electric Market Reforms -- Retail Suppliers Not Included (Utilities Are)

 

Update: Official PECO Prices To Compare To Fall March 1, Residential Rate Declines 5%

PECO has posted official electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning March 1, 2016

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ALJs Would Approve Sharyland Smart Meter Deployment, Deny Calls To Link Case to Oncor Change-in-Control Proceeding

A proposal for decision from two Texas ALJs would approve the advance metering deployment plan of Sharyland Utilities, denying the requests from certain parties to withhold approval pending the outcome of the Oncor change-in-control proceeding.

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• Withdrawal of Texas REP Certificate Approved
• H. P. Technologies Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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January 20

Another State Proposes Double Verification for Retail Energy Sales (LOA, TPV)

A proposed first notice order from two Illinois ALJs in a broad rulemaking concerning retail electric supplier marketing and disclosure rules would require that retail electric suppliers obtain both a letter of agency (LOA) and third party verification for any "in-person" solicitation of a residential or small commercial (under 15,000 kWh annual usage) customer

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Texas-Based Broker Names Retail Market Veteran As President

Houston-based Acclaim Energy announced the appointment of Scott L. Fordham as president.

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Draft Rules Would Prohibit Retail Suppliers' Use of Utility Logo (Includes Corporate Sharing of Logo)

A proposed first notice order from two Illinois ALJs in a broad rulemaking concerning retail electric supplier marketing and disclosure rules would prohibit retail electric suppliers from using the logo of any public utility.

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Does Newly Proposed Broad Definition of "In-Person" Sales Ensnare Multi-Level Marketing, Friends & Family Referral Retail Energy Sales?

As noted in our related story today (click here) concerning the proposed double verification of in-person retail electric sales in Illinois (LOA plus TPV), a draft first notice order from two Illinois ALJs would broadly define "in-person solicitation," raising the question of whether in-person solicitation disclosure requirements and marketing rules apply to multi-level or network marketing

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Draft Rules Require 30-Day Advance Posting of Variable Rates, Written Notice for Large Increases

A proposed first notice order from two Illinois ALJs in a broad rulemaking concerning retail electric supplier marketing and disclosure rules would require that retail electric suppliers make their variable rates available for customer review at least 30 days in advance, and would require suppliers to send written notice of variable rate changes for increases greater than 30%

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PSC Formally Opens Review of Petition To Improve Retail Market

The Delaware PSC yesterday adopted an order to formally open an investigation to consider a petition from the Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee for the PSC to consider recommended retail electric market enhancements, including purchase of receivables, proposed by the Committee

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TXU Energy Providing $47 Million in Cash Back Loyalty Rewards To Customers

TXU Energy announced that it is providing customers with $47 million in annual cash back loyalty rewards

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RetailEnergyX: MPSC to Examine Consumers Energy’s Estimated Billing Practices (Includes Estimated Reads for Gas Shopping Customers on Variable Rates)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Release: NRG Provides Renewable Supply, Energy Management Services to Skybox Houston Data Center

 

January 19

Comcast Retail Energy Offers Launched in Texas

Energy Rewards, the Crius Energy brand offered via its marketing partnership with Comcast, has begun offering electric service in Texas

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PECO Generation Charges to Decrease on March 1

PECO electric Generation Supply Adjustments will decrease on March 1, per a tariff filing by PECO.

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Illinois ALJs Require Retail Energy Trade Associations To Respond To Discovery Requests, Provide Member's Marketing Materials

Two Illinois ALJs recently granted, in part, motions to compel certain retail energy trade associations to respond to discovery concerning individual retail suppliers' renewable energy marketing.

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RetailEnergyX: GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Offering New Tool on Current, Historic, and Future Energy Prices

 

Texas-Based Broker Seeks License in New State
• SFE Energy Seeks New License

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January 18

PUC Finds That Solar Lease, PPA Providers Are Not Competitive Retail Electric Suppliers Nor Utilities Subject to PUC Regulation

A PUC issued a declaratory ruling finding that third party providers offering solar power purchase agreements or solar leases to customers are not competitive electric power suppliers (retail suppliers) nor public utilities as defined by statute and PUC rules.

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California City Signs Direct Access Contract With Retail Supplier

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Energy Use in ERCOT Region Grows 2.2 Percent in 2015

ERCOT said that a record-breaking summer, which included a new all-time peak demand record, contributed to an increase in electricity use in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region in 2015.

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RetailEnergyX: San Francisco Municipal Aggregation Set To Launch in May, Supply Contracts Approved

 

RTOs Seek More Time To File Reports on Price Formation At FERC

The FERC jurisdictional RTOs filed a petition for extension of time to file reports on price formation recently ordered by FERC.

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FERC Approves Changes in PJM-MISO JOA

FERC approves changes to the market-to-market procedures contained in the Interregional Coordination Process, section 4, of the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the Midcontinent ISO and PJM, which are meant to enhance the day-ahead market-to-market coordination procedures and their real-time market-to-market settlement payments.

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January 15

Parent of Retail Supplier Announces Resignation Of CEO

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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Regulator Opens New Docket on Municipal Aggregation Issues (Eligible Customers, Transfer Timing)

The Massachusetts DPU has opened a new docket (16-10) to address several outstanding issues related to municipal opt-out electric aggregations, and several new issues.

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Realgy Seeks Supplier License in New State
• Draft Would Grant Supplier License to First Point Power In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Emera Announces Executive Team Changes

 

Retail Supplier Parent Sells Equity Interests To Six Individuals

Aspirity Holdings LLC, the ultimate parent of retail suppliers Aspirity Energy Northeast, LLC and Aspirity Energy Mid-States, LLC sought FERC approval of a transaction under which Aspirity Holdings would sell equity interests to six individuals

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• Maryland Sets Rulemaking Session Date To Adopt New Suppliers Consumer Protection, Marketing Rules
• N.Y. PSC Issues Agenda For Customer Data Technical Conference

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January 14

FERC Denies Sought Fresh Start on Proposed Rules For Info Collection On Other Business Interests, Contractual Relationships Of Any RTO Market Participant (Proposal Seen As Substantial New Burden for Marketers)

FERC has denied a petition from several RTO market participants to wholly withdraw and start anew on controversial proposed rules issued by the Commission in September under which FERC proposes to require all RTO market participants, including buyers, to file new reports concerning the participant's "connected entities" (a new term broader than current affiliate reporting requirements that would require reporting on broader business interests and contractual relationships)

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Ohio Grants Waiver In Order To License Schools Aggregator

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted a waiver requested by ...

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SFE Energy Seeks License in New State

• Greenwave Concepts Receives New Licenses

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RetailEnergyX: N.Y. Muni Aggregation Advocate: Municipalities Should Receive "Preferential Treatment" In Obtaining Customer Data

 

Oncor Receives Approval To Increase Certain Charges Applicable To Texas Retail Providers

Oncor has received approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas to update Rider NDC - Nuclear Decommissioning Charges, which will result in either an increase or decrease in the charge applied to retail electric providers, depending on the service class.

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Update: PUCO Approves Higher Retail Price Adjustment for Vectren Standard Choice Offer Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Vectren's new RPA

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RetailEnergyX: Eagle Creek Acquires Generation in ISO-NE

 

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January 13

N.Y. Municipal Consortium Representing Over 300 Entities Seeks PSC Approval for Opt-Out Aggregation (Albany Expresses Interest)

The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA), a New York local development corporation that manages aggregated procurement of energy products and services for 36 county governments and more than 275 municipal entities throughout the state, has sought approval from the PSC to conduct a "demonstration" two-year opt-out municipal aggregation program among a "small subsection of its participant municipalities."

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Retail Price Adjustment for Standard Choice Offer Customers at Vectren to Increase

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 12, 2016 resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of ...

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $160,000 To Resolve Alleged Violation Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A REP would pay an administrative penalty of $160,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to address alleged violation of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Have "Considered" Cost Calculator for Power To Choose Website

 

Peoples Natural Gas Seeks To Implement Uniform Price to Compare, Transportation Rules Across Three Pa. Service Areas

Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC and Peoples TWP LLC have filed at the Pennsylvania PUC to merge their companies for the purposes of supply pricing and transportation rules.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Bills Home Destroyed By Tornado, Cancels Charges

 

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January 12

ESCOs Claim Release of Average Pricing Data Would Allow Competitors To Determine Margin, Hedging Strategy

New York ESCOs claimed that releasing average residential pricing data of ESCOs by New York ISO Zone and utility service area would allow competitors to determine their margin and hedging strategy, harming the competitive market

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Retail Suppliers Say Published Proposed Rules Could Apply New Agent Requirements To Business Sales

Proposed new supplier-agent requirements in Maryland as published in the state register could be interpreted as applying to sales to business customers, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the PSC on the proposed rules (RM 54)

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Utility Updates PSC on Ability To Implement Accelerated Switches, Would Need Temporary Waiver

Potomac Edison informed the Maryland PSC that if the PSC adopts an accelerated 3-business day period for EDCs to execute switches, it will request a temporary waiver of the requirement until the end of 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Electric Suppliers See Customer Drop-Off

 

Bill Would Allow Utility Affiliates To Own Generation

A Maine bill (LD 1513, HP 1036) would allow affiliates of investor-owned transmission and distribution electric utilities to own generation.

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Another Pa. Utility Seeks To Recover Costs of New Account Number Look-up Tool From Retail Suppliers

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. is the latest Pennsylvania utility seeking to charge retail suppliers for the costs of implementing a remote account number access mechanism, which would allow retail suppliers to obtain a customer's account number in situations where the customer does not have their bill handy (i.e. shopping mall kiosks, etc.)

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: Oncor CEO Against Sale to Ray Hunt

 

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January 11

Initial Decision Would Fine Retail Supplier $2,500, Order Refund

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would ...

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FERC Allows RTO To Issue Make-Whole Payments In Excess of Offer Cap To Generators Via Uplift

FERC granted the Midcontinent ISO a temporary waiver, to allow MISO to pay generators verifiable costs in excess of the $1,000/MWh offer cap, for the period January 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016

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Pa. Utility Files To Assign Costs, Via POR Discount, To Retail Supplier For New Account Number Look-up Tool

Philadelphia Gas Works has filed a compliance plan to implement a remote account number access mechanism, which would allow retail suppliers to obtain a customer's account number in situations where the customer does not have their bill handy (i.e. shopping mall kiosks, etc.), and proposes to assign 70% of the costs of the tool to retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Rick Perry: Hunt Acquisition of Oncor Threatens Texas’ Power Grid

 

Australian Aggregator Seeks License in New State

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Retail Supplier Awarded Contract to Serve Navy Facilities in Texas, Maryland

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RetailEnergyX: APPA: Only 14% of New Capacity Nationally Built in RTOs With Capacity Markets

 

January 8

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA To Acquire Retail Customer Book

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. announced that ...

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AP Gas & Electric Hires Texas Market Veterans As New Executives

AP Gas & Electric CEO Barend VanderHorst announced that ...

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Duquesne Light Default Service Supply Rate To Decrease 20%

Duquesne Light has filed an update to its tariffed default service supply rate for medium C&I customers (25 kW-300 kW, Rate Schedules GS/GM and GMH)) for the three-month period beginning March 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Villages To Cease Muni Aggregation, Citing Lack of Savings, Rising "Vendor Margin" Costs

 

Residents Energy Seeks License in New State
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Texas PUC's Anderson Questions Whether PURA Gives PUC Authority To Approve Oncor Purchasers' Unique Proposed Structure

Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson questioned during yesterday's open meeting whether the Commission has authority under PURA to approve one of the unique aspects of the proposed structure under which various Hunt Consolidated companies would acquire Oncor.

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From the Archives (7/17): Ohio Staff Make Recommendations on Retail Market Improvements (Instant Connect, Seamless Move, Warm Transfer)

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January 7

Update: IGS Energy Discloses Customer Count, Branding Details of DPL Energy Resources Retail Acquisition

IGS Energy has released more details concerning its acquisition of the DPL Energy Resources retail electric business

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Ohio Approves Changes Making Enhanced Firm Balancing Service Mandatory at Duke, Over Objections of Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has adopted, with modification, Duke Energy Ohio's proposal to modify the terms under which choice suppliers and aggregators receive firm balancing service or enhanced firm balancing service, including the utility's related request to modify the FRAS and GTS tariffs

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Growth, Retail Supplier Increases Distributions to Unitholders

 

Maryland Changes Financial Qualification Requirements, Address Timing of SOS Procurement Process

The Maryland PSC issued an order addressing proposed changes to the financial qualification requirements and bid timing of the electric SOS procurement process.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Tornado Victims Without Power Getting Charged for Electricity

 

PUC Order Prevents Disconnection of Service Over Non-payment of Disputed FirstEnergy Solutions Polar Vortex Surcharge, Affirms Jurisdiction Over Complaint

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued orders in two separate complaint cases concerning FirstEnergy Solutions' polar vortex surcharge directing that FES nor the utilities may terminate (disconnect) service to the complainants on the basis of the amounts disputed in the cases.

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FERC Issues Show Cause Order to Power Traders Regarding Sought $26 Million Fine

FERC issued a show cause order to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former FERC Commissioner Phil Moeller Named SVP of Electric Trade Group

 

January 6

IGS Energy Acquires Retail Supplier

IGS Energy announced that it has acquired ...

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RESA: Pa. Utility Filings Further Entrench Relationship Between Monopoly EDC and Traditional Customer Base

Filings by the Pennsylvania electric utilities to comply with Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) requirements under Act 129, "serve[] to further entrench the relationship between the monopoly EDC and its traditional customer base while not considering reasonable opportunities presented within the EE&C Plans to leverage the competitive market," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in similar comments filed on each of the EDCs' plans

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PSC Denies Supplier's Application To Use Name Baltimore Power Company

The Maryland PSC denied the electric and natural gas supplier applications of Baltimore Power Company LLC, finding that the company's name, "has the potential to mislead or confuse customers."

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Direct Energy: Customers Getting Bad Deal in PJM's Proposal To Sell Back Capacity Outside of Tariff For Pennies On The Dollar (Another Administrative Capacity Market Flaw Exposed)

A proposal from PJM to sell back excess amounts of capacity previously procured outside of the current tariff, "is likely to significantly harm the load interests it is designed to protect," Direct Energy Business, LLC and a coalition of industrial customers said in joint comments to FERC.

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RetailEnergyX: "Crowdsourced" NRG Home CEO Departs Company

 

Pennsylvania Sees Another (Relatively) Strong Month in Residential Shopping Gains; PPL Continues Decline

Pennsylvania saw a second consecutive strong month in terms of statewide residential electric shopping growth during December, in the context of a post-polar vortex world, though PPL saw its second straight month of declining residential shopping

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Retail Energy Supply Association Elects 2016 Officers and State Chairs

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) has elected a new slate of officers and state chairs for 2016.

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Texas QSE To Pay $21,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A QSE would pay $21,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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January 5

Direct Energy Evaluating Use of First Choice Power Brand Outside of Texas

Direct Energy is evaluating a brand strategy in markets outside of Texas that could include First Choice Power, the company confirmed exclusively to EnergyChoiceMatters.com.

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PSC Closes Investigation of Retail Supplier, Noting Decrease in Complaints and Finding Insufficient Evidence To Pursue Formal Complaint

A PSC recently closed an investigation into the solicitation practices of...

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TXU Energy Launches 100 Percent Texas Solar Electricity Plan

TXU Energy has announced that it is offering what it calls the Texas electric market's first electricity plan that's 100 percent backed by solar power generated in Texas

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Acquires Broker Software Vendor

 

Houston Signs Agreement With Texas Retail Provider

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Texas REPs Press For Consolidation of Oncor, Sharyland Service Areas if Hunt Acquisition of Oncor Approved

The Texas Energy Association for Marketers filed a statement of position in the Public Utility Commission of Texas' proceeding considering an application by various Hunt Consolidated companies (which are affiliates of Sharyland Utilities) to acquire Oncor in which TEAM generally takes no position on whether the application to restructure and transfer ownership of Oncor should be approved, but in which TEAM says that if any such approval is granted, such approval should be conditioned on the consolidation of the Oncor and Sharyland service areas

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Retail Energy CEOs Announced for Round Table Discussion at Texas Energy Marketing Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences announced that seven chief executives will participate in a round table discussion at the March 3, 2016 Texas Energy Marketing Conference in Houston

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Says ERCOT ORDC Working As Intended, Says Any Change Requires 12-Month Advance Notice to REPs

 

Trident Power Seeks Retail Supplier License in New State

• Prospect Resources Receives License in New State

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AP Gas & Electric Joins Retail Energy Supply Association

The Retail Energy Supply Association announced AP Gas & Electric as its newest member.

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Texas Generator Would Pay $40,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

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

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January 4

N.Y. PSC Opens Review of Electric Choice, Barriers at LIPA

The New York PSC has formally opened a review of electric choice at the Long Island Power Authority

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ConEd Seeks Later Start, Longer Implementation To Expand Hourly Priced Default Service

Consolidated Edison has filed a new plan to expand mandatory hourly priced default service to customers with demands between 300 kWh and 500 kW which would include a later start date, and longer implementation timeline, compared to an earlier proposal.

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Stakeholders Reach Consensus on Some D.C. Retail Energy Rules; Suppliers Maintain That Double Verification of Sales Remains a "Market Killer"

Stakeholders have reached consensus on certain proposed retail electric and natural gas marketing rules in the District of Columbia, but unsurprisingly parties did not reach consensus on a proposal from the PSC that retail energy sales be subject to two separate forms of verification, a proposal which retail suppliers continue to call a "market killer."

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Power Aggregation: Hidden Tax Or Power To The People?

 

PURA To Conn. Lawmakers: If State Wants "Maximum Savings" From Retail Market, Then Some Form of Month-To-Month Rates Should Be Considered

The Connecticut PURA has submitted to the legislature a report on residential electric rate structures, and while PURA does not endorse any single recommendation, the report opines that if lawmakers' goal is to maximize savings available in the retail market, then some form of month-to-month rates should be considered

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FERC Finds Use of PJM Opportunity Costs To Set MISO Capacity Market Mitigation Levels Unreasonable, Orders Changes (Practice Had Caused Price Spikes)

FERC found that using a capacity supplier's opportunity costs of selling capacity in PJM is not a just and reasonable basis for setting the mitigation of capacity supply offers in the Midcontinent ISO capacity market, and ordered that such provisions be stricken from the MISO tariff

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Report: N.Y. Customers Don't Shift Energy In Response to Hourly Priced Default Service, Based On Survey of Twelve Customers

Electric customers at Consolidated Edison in New York do not shift energy in response to mandatory hourly priced (MHP) default service, a report filed by ConEd indicated, based on the survey responses of 12 customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Electric Market Struggles To Grow In Western Pa.

 

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December 31

Shock: Texas City Asserts Jurisdiction Over Retail Provider, Orders $250,000 Refund

The City of McAllen, Texas has asserted jurisdiction over a retail electric provider, hearing a customer complaint concerning an early termination fee and ordering the REP to refund the fee to a customer.

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Final Order Drops Requirement For Suppliers To Offer "Reciprocal" Cancellation Methods (Suppliers Not Required To Accept Cancellation Via Text)

A December 30 final Connecticut PURA decision concerning communication methods that retail suppliers are required to offer to customers for receipt of various notices, and the mechanisms through which suppliers must accept rescissions, would only require suppliers to offer two (rather than the original five) methods of communication for customer notices, and would drop the requirement that suppliers must accept rescissions through the same method in which customer notices are communicated to customers

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Crius-Comcast Retail Supplier Receives Licenses In New State
• Champion Energy Services Receives License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Steel Mills Oppose Changes to ORDC, Say Aug. 13 Event Not Related to Scarcity

 

New POR Discount Rates, Ranging From 0% To 5%, Take Effect

New POR discount rates took effect on December 25 at ...

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Draft Order Would Allow Pa. Utility To Procure Default Service Entirely Through Spot Market

A proposed order from a Pennsylvania ALJ would approve without modification an application from an EDC to ...

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CenterPoint TDU Report Funds Still Available for REP Reimbursements for Provision of Smart Energy Devices To Low-Income Customers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC filed an updated report, with data as of October 31, on 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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December 30

Published Rules Allow Retail Suppliers To Estimate Rate Under Proposed Requirement To Disclose Rate Changes in Advance (Proposed Rules Also Require Notice of Marketing To Be Filed With Utility)

Proposed new rules for electric suppliers have been published in a state register, and would allow an electric supplier to estimate the customer's next month rate for purposes of complying with a new advanced disclosure requirement for any change in a residential customer's rate

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Texas-based Broker Receives License in New State

• Bold Coast Energy Seeks New License

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chron Blames "Bright Line" Division in Texas Electric Market For Hampering Storage

 

N.Y. To Hold Further Technical Conference on Customer Data Access; Adoption of DOE Guidance

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• OneRoof Energy Hires Former Citigroup Director As VP of Capital Markets
• Vivint Solar And BlueWave Partner To Offer Community Solar in Massachusetts
• SunEdison Buys 33 Percent Stake in Solar Portfolio from Dominion

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December 29

N.Y. ESCO To Issue Nearly $1 Million in Refunds Under Agreement With Consumer Advocate

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that ...

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Texas TDUs Report Funds Still Available for REP Reimbursements for Provision of Smart Energy Devices To Low-Income Customers

Several Texas TDUs have filed updated reports, with data as of October 31, on 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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FERC Says ISO-NE Capacity Market Susceptible To Exercise of Market Power, Orders Use of Zonal Sloped Demand Curves

FERC yesterday issued an order finding that ISO New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) forward capacity market tariff is unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential, "because it applies vertical demand curves within constrained zones, which does not sufficiently address concerns such as price volatility and a susceptibility to the exercise of market power as part of its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) rules."

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FERC Says ISO-NE Transmission Rates Charged To LSEs Appear Unjust, Unreasonable

FERC issued an order yesterday finding that the ISO New England participating transmission owners' current Regional Network Service (RNS) and Local Network Service (LNS) formula rates appear to be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential, or otherwise unlawful.

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Urges Probe of NY ESCOs, Stating ESCOs, "Charged Highest Electric Prices in Nation Last Year"

 

FERC To Schedule Technical Conference on PJM Financial Transmission Rights Revenue Adequacy Proposal

FERC said that it will hold a technical conference concerning tariff revisions filed by PJM to address revenue inadequacy issues relating to its allocation of Auction Revenue Rights (ARR) and Financial Transmission Rights (FTR).

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December 28

Latest Proposed Rules Drops More Expansive Definition of Broker

A revised proposal for new electricity supplier rules drops the more expansive definition of broker contained in an earlier proposal, and would essentially maintain the current definition.

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Clearview Energy Seeks License in New State

• Lakepoint Energy Receives Licenses in New State

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PUC Stays Deadline for Payment of $2 Million Fine By Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC stayed, for a period of 30 days, its recent order that Hiko Energy, LLC pay a $1.8 million civil penalty .

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RetailEnergyX: PPL Prices to Compare To Marginally Change on January 1

 

Texas TDU Files To Cease Billing Certain Transition Charges to Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas Central has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to temporarily cease billing retail electric providers transition charges under Schedule TC

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RetailEnergyX: PECO Prices to Compare To Marginally Change on January 1

 

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RetailEnergyX: Talen Energy Awarded Contract To Supply Federal Installations

 

December 24

New York Approves Modest Acceleration in Switching Timeline

The New York PSC adopted the recommendation of a collaborative that the existing on-cycle natural gas switching timeline of 15 calendar days shall be modified to 10 business days.

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PSC Opens New Docket To Consider Committee's Petition To Improve Retail Market

The Delaware PSC formally opened a new docket, to consider a petition from the Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee for the PSC to consider recommended retail electric market enhancements, including purchase of receivables, proposed by the Committee

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Draft Would Grant Champion Energy Services License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas TDU Erroneously Includes Late Fees on REP Delivery Service Bills Issued to Retail Providers

 

PUC Approves 10% Increase in Default Service Rate at PSNH

The New Hampshire PUC approved a 10% increase in the default service rates at Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource)

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RetailEnergyX: ArcLight Acquires 4.8 GW Portfolio From Tenaska in NY, PJM

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Beat-Up Merchant Power Generators Turn Best Buys in Wall Street’s Eyes

 

December 23

Australian Aggregator Launches Service in U.S.

An Australian and European aggregator which is newly entering the U.S. market has launched service and is seeking licenses in more states.

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Frontier Utilities Launches Service In New State

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Start-up Broker Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Court Slams "Specious" FERC Logic In Runaway Reliability Costs in Remanding ISO-NE Reliability Program Costs to Commission (Win For Retail Suppliers)

A federal appeals court said FERC engaged in "specious" reasoning in dismissing cost concerns from the 2013-14 ISO New England winter reliability program which imposed new, unhedgeable costs on retail suppliers, and whose costs ballooned past initial estimates.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Issues Final Order Cancelling Brokers’ Licenses Due To Security Requirements

 

PSC Directs Retail Suppliers To File Five-Year Resource Adequacy Plans

As in prior years, the Michigan PSC has ordered electric utilities and other load-serving entities (LSEs), including retail suppliers, to file assessments of their plans for meeting customer loads during the 2016 to 2020 timeframe.

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Order Erroneously Listed Scioto Energy As Failing To Pay Assessment (Scioto Had Already Paid Fees)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Industrial Group IEU-Ohio Reaches "Global Settlement" with AEP Ohio, Won’t Oppose PPA Pact (Pact Includes SOS Retail Adder, Other Retail Market Enhancements)

 

December 22

Incite Energy Acquires Texas-Based Broker-Consultant

Incite Energy announced that ...

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Oncor Purchasers Commit To Make "Recommendation" on Merging Oncor, Sharyland Service Areas; Would Also File Oncor Rate Case in 2017

Various Hunt Consolidated companies seeking to acquire Oncor have made additional merger commitments in rebuttal testimony filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, including a commitment to make a recommendation concerning the potential combination of Oncor and Sharyland Utilities.

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New Retail Supplier Offering Bundled Honeywell WiFi Thermostat

A new retail supplier has begun offering residential customers electricity and natural gas plans bundled with a Honeywell WiFi thermostat.

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Austin Energy Says Current Residential Rates "Unsustainable"; While Businesses Paying Above Cost-Of-Service

 

New York Municipal Aggregation Provides Timeline for RFP, Start of Service

Sustainable Westchester, the pilot opt-out municipal electric aggregation in New York, recently provided an updated timeline concerning the launch of the aggregation at a PSC technical conference on customer data

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New Retail Supplier Offering Service at PECO, Met-Ed

A new EGS has begun listing on PA Power Switch residential electric offers at PECO and Met-Ed in Pennsylvania

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RetailEnergyX: Report: ERCOT Future Ancillary Services (FAS) Proposal Offers Economic Benefits 10 Times Implementation Costs

 

Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rate

The Maine PUC has set the monthly Standard Offer rate for the large non-residential class at Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera) for the month of January 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Watchdog: Judge Rejects Preliminary Approval Of Muni LADWP Overbilling Case For Third Time

 

December 21

Shock: Utility Refunding Over-collection of Distribution Charges To SOS Customers Only -- Without PSC Authorization

A utility has been refunding to SOS customers over-collections under surcharge paid by distribution customers

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Stake in Retail Supplier To Be Sold By Utility

A utility will be selling its stake in a retail supplier

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PSC Disbands Retail Competition Working Group

A PSC is disbanding the Retail Competition Working Group.

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Providing $20 Million in Credits to Default Service Customers

 

Nordic Energy Services Seeks License in New State

• The Energy Alliance Receives Licenses in New State

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GDF Suez's Mass Market Brand Anticipates Entering Two New States As Early As Next Month

ENGIE Retail, LLC d/b/a Think Energy, GDF SUEZ's mass market brand, said that it anticipates ...

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Retail Energy Sales Agents Using Decommissioning of Power Plant To Scare Residents Into Contract

 

Retail Supplier Achieves 50 MW of Solar System Sales, Sees Growth As Tax Credit Extended

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December 18

Compete Coalition Ceasing Operations

The COMPETE Coalition informed members yesterday that it is ending its operations

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PSC "Expects More To Come" From Utility In Improving Retail Choice Program, In Approving "Incremental" Enhancement

Tariff change seen as incremental improvement

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Retail Supplier Names New Head of Channel Sales and Business Development

A retail supplier named ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Issues Another Tentative Order To Revoke Licenses of Suppliers, Brokers

 

GDF Suez's Think Energy Brand Receives Natural Gas Supplier License in New State
• Bank Relinquishing Texas REP Certificate

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Fuel Marketer, Convenience Store Operator Receives Another Retail Supplier License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted ...

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PUC Issues $72,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier For Comment, PUC Vice Chair Says Customer Notice of Settlement Should Be Required

The Pennsylvania PUC issued for public comment ...

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RetailEnergyX: Oregon Data Center Announces Selection of Competitive Supplier for Direct Access Service

 

Texas PUC To Await Legislative Guidance on Question of Determining Customer Eligibility for Ancillary Low-Income Benefits (Late Payment Fee Waivers, Deposit Installments) In Light of SBF Expiration

Commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas at yesterday's open meeting agreed to ...

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FERC Directs RTO To Refund $307,000 To Supplier

FERC yesterday directed ...

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RetailEnergyX: Utility ComEd Piloting Energy Management Tool Allowing Customers To Track, Budget Usage By Hour, Also Offers Gamification

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mesquite ISD Explores Retail Energy Options Given Historic Lows in Pricing

 

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December 17

Online Retail Energy Shopping Site Beta Testing "All-in Bill" Calculator (Supply and T&D)

An online shopping site is beta testing an "All-in Bill" calculator under which a customer can input their last month's bill total into the tool, and from that, the site will then be able to estimate what the supply portion, as well as the total electricity bill, would be with each of the retail plans listed on the site

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Says Dozens Of Suppliers, Brokers in Danger Of Losing Certificate For Failure to Pay Assessment

 

National Grid Files New Basic Service Rates

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU basic service rates for ...

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Gasoline Marketer Receives Texas Retail Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Ohio Sets Hearing on Provision of Smart Meter Data to Retail Suppliers at Duke Energy (Duke Had Proposed Limiting Shared Data to Old Interval Meters)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered hearings on a proposal from Duke Energy Ohio to make certain interval meter data available to retail electric suppliers, noting that Duke's proposal appears to narrow the availability of interval data to retail providers rather than expand it as intended by PUCO.

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FERC Issues Show Cause Order, Seeks $2.4 Million Civil Penalty Against Power Trader

FERC issued a show cause order directing ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Nearly 25% of Utility Customers Highly Likely To Switch Providers If Choice Were Available, But Majority Have No Strong Feeling

 

Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rate

The Maine PUC has set the monthly Standard Offer rate for ...

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Ohio Opens Investigation of Regulation of Submetering, Condominium Associations

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has formally opened an investigation regarding the proper regulatory framework that should be applied to submetering and condominium associations

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December 16

Retail Supplier Announces Strategic Relationship

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

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RetailEnergyX: State Issues Revised Proposed Retail Supplier Marketing Rules (Addresses Concern Over Elimination of Telemarketing, Advance Variable Rate Notice)

 

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Baltimore Gas & Electric Files Updated Residential, Commercial SOS Rates For Summer 2016

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new SOS rates for the period starting June 1, 2016

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Retail Suppliers Seek Stay of Directive in PUC's "Fixed Means Fixed" Order

The Retail Energy Supply Association has sought a stay of the requirement that retail electric suppliers conform, by January 1, 2016, their marketing materials to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's recent "fixed means fixed" order, arguing that the PUCO order implies that there will be further changes made in subsequent rulemakings, and that RESA intends to file for rehearing of the "fixed means fixed" order.

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Draft Order Would Fine Retail Supplier $14,000

A draft Connecticut PURA order would fine a retail supplier $14,000 for what the draft would conclude were four incidents of slamming and non-compliance with certain record keeping requirements

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PSC Makes Low-Income Benefits Portable (Benefits Now Available to Shopping Customers)

A PSC has adopted a final order to make low-income assistance under the current electric Residential Aid Discount (RAD) portable so that customers continue to receive the same level of assistance regardless of whether they purchase SOS or competitive supply

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December 15

AEP Ohio PPA Settlement Agreement Includes Proposal For Bypassable Adder to Default Service Rates

A non-unanimous settlement concerning AEP Ohio's proposal to enter long-term PPAs with affiliated generation, whose output would be sold into the wholesale market (not used for SSO) with costs/benefit allocated on a nonbypassable basis, includes a proposal for a bypassable adder to be added to Standard Service Offer (SSO) rates

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State To Issue RFP To Select State-Endorsed Retail Supplier for Opt-In Program (State May Market Supplier's Service)

The Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee yesterday said that it would draft and issue an RFP to select a retail electric supplier for a statutory opt-in retail electric affinity program, under which the State would endorse, and potentially market, service from a chosen supplier

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Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee Endorses POR, Other Retail Market Enhancements

The Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee yesterday endorsed eight retail electric market enhancements, including purchase of receivables, and encouraged the PSC to consider adopting the enhancements

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DPU Posts Examples of Supplier Disclosure Statements Under Consideration

 

AEP Ohio PPA Settlement Includes Customer Referral Program, Supplier Consolidated Billing Pilots

A non-unanimous settlement concerning AEP Ohio's proposal to enter long-term PPAs with affiliated generation, whose output would be sold into the wholesale market (not used for SSO) with costs/benefit allocated on a nonbypassable basis, includes a proposal for a pilot customer referral program and supplier consolidated billing program

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Blackstone, Private Equity Seek Authorization To Increase Stake in Energy Marketer To 99%

A subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P. and a private equity firm have sought approval to increase their ownership of ...

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PSNH Seeks 10% Increase in Default Service Rate, But Rate Lower Than Prior Forecast

Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource) applied to set its default service rate at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Food/Dairy Industry Association Endorses Retail Energy Supplier

 

Start-up Texas Retail Provider to Relinquish License

A start-up REP which had received an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate in November has informed the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it is relinquishing its license

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RetailEnergyX: Houston METRO Renews Contract With Texas Retail Provider

 

December 14

Crius Energy Acquires Book of 75,000 RCEs

Crius Energy Trust announced that Crius Energy, LLC has entered into an asset purchase agreement with ...

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FERC Approves Increase in PJM Offer Cap, Allows Shortage Pricing Up To $3,700/MWh

FERC approved as-filed PJM's proposal to increase its energy market offer cap to $2,000/MWh with no changes to the current shortage pricing mechanism, which means that energy market prices may rise to $3,700/MWh.

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Retail Supplier Launches Shopping Rewards, Customers Earn Credits Applied to Supplier's Bill

A retail supplier has launched a Shopping Rewards program under which customers can earn an average of 4% cash back as credits on their bill when they shop online at over 2,000 retailers.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Four Retail Providers Lead Texas REPs in Brand Trust

 

ALJ Denies Retail Supplier's Procedural Motion Regarding Due Process Concerns

An Illinois ALJ has denied a motion from an ARES which had sought, citing due process concerns, to require Illinois Commerce Commission Staff to issue a formal complaint or "more definite statement" in a proceeding examining the company's marketing practices

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East Coast Power and Gas Listing Residential Offer in New Service Area

East Coast Power & Gas (ECP&G) recently began listing a residential electric offer at ...

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BlueRock Energy Listing Residential Offer in New Service Area

BlueRock Energy has begun listing an offer for residential electricity supply at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Senator: State "Unduly" Encourages Transmission As Resource Adequacy Fix; Says There Are "Solutions Beyond" Transmission

 

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RetailEnergyX: Utility With Gas Transportation Program Exploring Strategic Alternatives

 

December 11

Retail Supplier Names New VP of Marketing

A REP has named a new Vice President of Marketing

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Retail Supplier Offering Residential Service at UGI Electric

A retail supplier is now offering residential service at UGI Electric

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Texas Staff Seek PUC Guidance On Threshold Questions Regarding REPs' Obligation to offer Ancillary benefits To Low-Income Customers After Termination of the System benefit Fund (Late Payment Fee Waivers, Deposit Installments), Discusses Options

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have sought guidance from the Commission regarding two threshold questions concerning the obligation of retail electric providers to provide eligible low-income customers with late payment fee waivers and deposit installments in light of the existing criteria, eligibility for the System Benefit Fund rate reduction program, being rendered inapplicable with the expiration of the SBF

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Prepare To Pay More For Electricity In Texas (We’re Still Waiting)

 

Texas REP To Drop Unused Trade Name in Series of Certificate Changes

• The Turner Group Seeks New License
• FS Energy Receives License in New State

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N.Y. Utility Withdraws Proposal for Community Solar Project

Central Hudson Gas & Electric has withdrawn its proposed Reforming the Energy Vision Community Solar Demonstration Project

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December 10

North American Power Beta Testing Tool Showing Breakdown and Forecast of Customer Usage By Category, Test Includes Markets Outside of Texas

North American Power is beta-testing a suite of new energy management tools and informational reports, including a report which breaks down by percentage the customer's monthly usage by category and offers a similar granular forecast for the next month's usage.

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N.Y. PSC Staff Intends To Make Historic ESCO Pricing Information Public; Follow Directive To Publish Comparative List of ESCO Average Prices

New York PSC Staff have informed ESCOs that Staff intends to make certain ESCO historic pricing information public.

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Texas Staff: PUC Should Require Oncor, Hunt Companies To File Report On Feasibility Of Consolidating Oncor and Sharyland Utilities

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended, in testimony concerning the application of various Hunt Consolidated companies to acquire Oncor, that the Commission order Oncor and the Hunt companies to file a report on the feasibility of consolidating Oncor and Sharyland Utilities

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Citing "Substantial Transfer of Wealth" Under Proposal, Texas Staff Recommend Rejection of Hunt Companies' Proposed Acquisition of Oncor

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission reject the as-proposed application of various Hunt Consolidated companies to acquire Oncor, citing, among other reasons, "the substantial transfer of wealth from ratepayers to shareholders," that would occur under the as-filed transaction.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Trading Update: Direct Energy "Performing Well", On Track for "Material" Profit Growth

 

Retail Supplier Supports FERC Complaint Over AEP Ohio Nonbypassable Transmission Charge, RESA Cautions Nonbypassable Treatment Appropriate For Some Regulated Charges

Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC has filed comments in support of a complaint from Industrial Energy Users-Ohio filed at FERC in which the industrials argued that the treatment of certain transmission charges, including Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS), as nonbypassable at AEP Ohio violates the PJM OATT and FERC's Order No. 888 requirements.

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Pennsylvania Utility Names Former Exec at Smart Energy Company As VP, Cites Need to Focus on New Ways to Engage Customers

Duquesne Light announced that Campbell Hawkins joined the company as Vice President of Customer Care.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers At Duke Energy Ohio

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio's November Standard Service Offer auction, which procured a portion of default service electric supplies for the delivery period June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.

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From the Archives (11/18): Massachusetts Proposes New Standards Of Conduct For Door-to-Door Marketing, Requires Notice To Be Filed For All Campaigns Prior to Start

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December 9

Texas ALJ Would Grant Retail Provider A Good Cause Exception To TPV Requirement For Certain Door-to-Door Sales

A proposal for decision from a Texas ALJ would grant a REP a good cause exception to the recorded telephonic verification requirements otherwise required for door-to-door sales under 16 TAC § 25.474(f)(3)

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Revised ConEd CONnectED Homes Platform Approved (Utility To Resell, Bundle Value-Added Services to Customers, ESCOs Had Called "Anti-Competitive")

Staff of the New York PSC have approved a revised proposal from Consolidated Edison to implement its CONnectED Homes Platform, a Reforming the Energy Vision demonstration project which envisions the utility bundling and reselling value-added services to customers.

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Pennsylvania Sees Largest Increase in Residential Electric Shopping In At Least Two Years

Pennsylvania saw its largest net increases in statewide residential electric shopping since at least the start of 2014, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: NY Post: Bills Spike For Residents Who Sign Up For "Low-Cost" ESCO Electric Plans

 

Direct Energy Home Services Named Exclusive HVAC Contractor Of Home Services/Cleaning Company

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Confirms Search Energy Was Always In Compliance With Security Requirement

 

Residents Energy Receives New Retail Supplier License

• Start-up Capital Co-operative Services Seeks Licenses

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Just Energy Co-CEO To Keynote Texas Energy Marketing Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences announced that James Lewis, President and co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group, will keynote the 5th Energy Marketing Conference, to be held in Houston, Texas on March 3, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: N.Y. Food Service Co-op Names Broker As Preferred Vendor

 

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December 8

NextEra Energy Services To Acquire Retail Customer Book

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Texas Staff Alleges Retail Provider Not In Compliance With Financial Capital Requirements

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Comcast-Crius Retail Supplier Offering Service In Three New Territories

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RetailEnergyX: High Electric Rates Force El Paso Refinery To Consider Cogen (Lack of Customer Choice Puts Company At Disadvantage To Other Texas Refineries)

 

Mint Energy Seeks To Serve New Customer Classes

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Duke Energy Expands Energy Management Offerings To C&I Customers With New Partnership To Offer Storage For Commercial Solar Customers

Duke Energy Renewables announced an alliance with Green Charge Networks, a provider of commercial energy storage for retail, industrial and government customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Town Official "Embarrassed" To Have Launched Muni Aggregation Now That Aggregation Rates 30% Higher Than Individual Choice Offers

 

From the Archives (11/16): Delaware Staff: State Should Run Opt-in Electric Affinity Program, Select Supplier; POR Should Be Implemented

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December 7

Retail Market Veteran Joins Start-up Broker as EVP, Chief Sales Officer

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Utility: PSC Should Extract "Concrete" Commitments From Retail Suppliers Before Embarking on Market Improvements

Delaware should obtain, "concrete commitments," from retail electric suppliers that they will actively operate in Delaware if costs related to the numerous retail market enhancements are incurred, Delmarva said in comments on a draft report concerning customer choice enhancements

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Stream Awarded Legal Fees in Litigation with Solavei

A Texas district court judge has awarded Stream over $346,000 in legal fees, "arising out of the factual circumstances underlying the filing by Solavei of a January 2015 lawsuit falsely claiming misappropriation of trade secrets," Stream announced

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RetailEnergyX: Watchdog: Fined Retail Supplier, "Got Off Easy" (Wanted License Revoked)

 

GDF SUEZ's Think Energy Seeks License in New State

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Talen Energy Listing Offers in New Service Area

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December 4

Citing Management's "Deliberate Choice" To Dishonor Contracts, PUC Fines Retail Suppler $1.8 Million, Adopts $2 Million Refund Settlement

PUC calls supplier's actions, "knowingly and deliberately," deciding not to honor guaranteed savings contracts with customers due to the polar vortex

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Mint Energy Hires Retail Market Vet As VP of Sales and Marketing

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New Wave Energy Receives Supplier License in New State
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RetailEnergyX: Court Approves Energy Future Holdings’ Plan of Reorganization (TXU To Be Spun-off)

 

Texas PUC Orders Sharyland To File Rate Case By April 30, Case Will Develop System-Wide Rates for Cap Rock, McAllen Divisions

The Public Utility Commission of Texas yesterday at its open meeting ordered Sharyland Utilities, LP to file a rate case before April 30, 2016

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Maine Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers at BHE

The Maine PUC has disclosed winning bidders under recent procurements for Standard Offer service at Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera)

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ERCOT Generator Cancels Seasonal Mothball Status For Unit

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada PUC Conditions Casinos’ Exit From Utility on Finding "New" Power Source Not Tied To NV Energy

 

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Viridity Energy Co-Founder Joins Energy Storage Company

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December 3

David Crane Steps Down as CEO of NRG; Successor Named

NRG Energy announced today that David Crane is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of NRG

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Maryland Takes Question Of Allowing Supplier To Use Name "Baltimore Power Company" Under Advisement (Commissioner Asks Why Names BGE Home, WGL Energy Are OK)

The Maryland PSC considered at its meeting yesterday the retail supplier license applications of Baltimore Power Company LLC, but took the matter under advisement and did not issue an immediate decision.

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FirstEnergy Solutions Names New Vice President of Sales

FirstEnergy Solutions has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Co-Op Where Choice-Supporting Candidate Won Seat Proposes New Rate Options

 

Texas Lawmakers Seek Expedited Sharyland Rate Case, Ask That "Rollback" Of Rates Be Considered

Five Texas lawmakers have sent a letter to Texas Public Utility Commission Chair Donna Nelson asking that the Commission expedite a rate case at Sharyland Utilities, and also asked that the Commission consider "rolling back" Sharyland Utilities distribution rates to an earlier level.

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Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver Related to Renewal Notice Requirements

A supplier sought a waiver from rules concerning the timing of renewal letters.

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Broker-Consultant Rebrands As Parkside Power

A broker announced a rebranding under which the company will change its name to Parkside Power

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Issues Errata To Tentative Order on Security, Supplier License Revocation

 

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RetailEnergyX: N.Y. Gov. Formally Announces Requirement for 50% of Power To Be Renewable, Nuke Support (Details for ESCOs Scant)

 

December 2

Retail Supplier Enters Agreement To Be Sold

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Draft Would Modify Customer Notice Communication, Rescission Methods Required From Suppliers, Also Change Start Date Notice Requirement

A regulator issued a draft decision which would, among other things, modify the communication methods retail suppliers are required to offer to customers for receipt of various notices, and the mechanisms through which suppliers must accept rescissions

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Crius' Supplier Used For Comcast Offers Seeks Licenses in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Philly Inq: Does Electric Choice Bring Savings? (Cites Data Saying "No")

 

Retail Supplier Names New CFO

A retail provider recently named a new CFO

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ERCOT CDR Shows Reserve Margins Exceeding 16% Through 2025

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report shows that reserve margins are expected to exceed 15 percent through 2025

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NRG Discloses Price For Pennsylvania, Illinois Power Plant Sales

NRG Energy formally announced the previously reported agreements to sell its 525 MW Seward power plant in New Florence, Pennsylvania and its 352 MW Shelby County power plant in Neoga, Illinois, and disclosed the aggregate purchase price for the sales

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Four Coincident Peak (4CP) Report

 

Maine Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers at CMP

The Maine PUC has disclosed winning bidders under recent procurements for Standard Offer service at Central Maine Power

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RetailEnergyX: Workgroup Reports on Seamless Move Feasibility

 

December 1

Breaking: FirstEnergy Ohio Settlement With PUCO Staff Would Set Blended Portfolio Default Service Procurement With 36-Month Contracts For EIGHT YEARS

The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, PUCO Staff, and certain other parties have filed a non-unanimous settlement in FirstEnergy Ohio's electric security plan proceeding which would extend the program from a proposed 3-year term to an 8-year term

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Ohio Utility Seeks Nonbypassable Uncollectibles Rider, Proposes Other Nonbypassable Rider For Legacy Fuel, Green Options Costs

In a newly filed rate case, an Ohio utility has sought approval for implementation of a new, nonbypassable uncollectibles rider, which would recover "all" uncollectibles at the utility

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IGS Energy Launches Service In New State

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Report: PSC Staff Recommend Denial of Retail Supplier's License Applications Due To Potentially "Misleading" Name

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Utility To Offer Smart Thermostat and Behavioral Demand Response Program

 

Texas State Rep.: Sharyland Should Lower Rates If It Wants To Buy Oncor, Blasts Backing From "Hedge Fund Managers"

Texas State Representative Dan Flynn has written the Public Utility Commission raising concerns about the proposed sale of Oncor to various Hunt Consolidated companies, given recent customer rate experiences at Hunt's Sharyland Utilities, suggesting that Sharyland should lower its rates if its affiliate wants to be considered a "serious contender" for Oncor.

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GDF SUEZ's Think Energy Now Serving Residential and Small Commercial Energy Users in 12 States

Think Energy, the mass market brand of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, announced this morning that it now serves residential and small commercial customers in 12 states.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Police Say "Suspicious" Delmarva Power "Impersonators" Were Legitimate Employees

 

Texas Staff Report on REP Low-Income Reimbursement Program, Note Eligibility May Need To Be Changed

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a report on the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays to eligible low-income customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Completes Acquisition Of Panoramic Power

 

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November 30

NRG Home Launches Partnership With Sharing Economy's Airbnb

NRG Home and Airbnb announced a new affinity partnership

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GDF Suez's Think Energy Launches Residential Service In Another New State

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PECO Price to Compare Inches Higher on Transmission Rate Update

PECO's December 1 Prices to Compare have inched higher versus the PTCs published in October due to the approval of an updated transmission rate

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Confirms Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Was Always In Compliance With Security Requirement

 

Future Now Energy Seeks Supplier License In New State

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TXU Affiliate Luminant To Acquire Nearly 3,000 MW In ERCOT From Gexa Affiliate NextEra

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RetailEnergyX: New Mexico Editorial Seeks "Better Way" To Set Electric Rates, Cites Texas' Competitive Model

 

NRG To Sell Pennsylvania Power Plant

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers for AEP Ohio November Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has disclosed the winning bidders from AEP Ohio’s November default service auction

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Agg. Crows About Unprecedented Access to Customer Data -- Says It Will Set National Precedent

 

Gexa: Hunt Companies Using Gexa's NextEra Affiliation As "Guise" To Block Discovery

Various Hunt Consolidated companies are using concerns about Gexa Energy's affiliation with NextEra Energy as a, "guise," to block discovery in the Oncor change-in-control proceeding, Gexa alleged in replying to an earlier pleading from the Hunt companies

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Nevada PUC Set To Consider $125 Million in Exit Fees to Casinos To Take Competitive Supply

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is currently considering requests by three Las Vegas casino companies to exit NV Energy’s bundled retail electric service and instead purchase energy from alternative suppliers.

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November 25

Spark Energy Affiliate To Acquire Customer Book Spanning 20 Markets

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Massachusetts Considers Allowing Certain Brokers To Appear on Interim Shopping Website, Also Considers Renewable, Small C&I Listings

The Massachusetts DPU is considering allowing certain electricity brokers -- namely those who run online shopping sites -- to appear on the DPU's interim retail electricity shopping website.

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PSC Adopts Settlement Among Suppliers, Utility Regarding Compliance Penalties, Tariff Changes

A Maryland proposed order adopting a settlement among Washington Gas Light and several retail suppliers became a final order by operation of law on November 24 after the proposed order was not appealed

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Says It Had Complied With Pa. PUC Security Regs, Inclusion in Tentative Order Inaccurate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Confirms Noble Americas Energy Solutions Was Always In Compliance With Security Requirement

 

ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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November 24

Start-Up Retail Supplier Led By Market Vets Launches Service In New York

A start-up retail supplier led by several retail veterans has launched service

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Utility Providing Default Service Customers With Credit That Cuts Supply Cost By 60%

Supply costs cut 60%

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GDF SUEZ's Think Energy Receives Gas Supplier License in New State

Energy Deals Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Noble Americas Energy Solutions Seeks Correction to PUC Order, Requests PUC Rectify Error And Affirm Company Was Always In Compliance With Security Requirements

 

ERCOT Names New COO

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Texas Staff Urge Rejection of "Flawed" Smart Meter Deployment Plan At Sharyland, Oppose "Rush"

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in a post-hearing brief have urged the Commission to reject the as-filed advanced metering deployment plan of Sharyland Utilities, calling the plan, "flawed," and urging against a, "rush."

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RetailEnergyX: NYT: Cuomo To Require NY Utilities To Procure Half of Power Supplies From Renewables, Includes Nuclear (Potential Risks for ESCOs)

 

Parent of Broker Reports Quarterly Results

Premier Holding Corporation, the parent of broker The Power Company USA, LLC as well as an energy efficiency company, reported quarterly results

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November 23

Retail Supplier Purchases Customer Book

A retail supplier has purchased a customer book

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Retail Supplier Names Industry Vet As VP of National Sales

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Proposed Order Would Cut Adder Applied to Default Service Rate By 30%, Eliminate Certain Categories

A proposed order from a Maryland Public Utility Law Judge would eliminate certain adders to the residential SOS electric rate at Baltimore Gas & Electric, while making adjustments to the level of retained adders.

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RetailEnergyX: State Rep.: Muni Austin Energy's Resource Decisions Raising Electric Rates For Captive Customers

 

Oncor To Increase Certain Charges Applicable To Texas Retail Providers

Oncor has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to update Rider NDC - Nuclear Decommissioning Charges, which will result in either an increase or decrease in the charge applied to retail electric providers, depending on the service class.

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Hunt Companies Allege Gexa Using Its Intervenor Standing in Oncor Change-in-Control Proceeding To Provide Competitively Sensitive Info to NextEra

Ovation Acquisition I, L.L.C., Ovation Acquisition II, L.L.C., and Shary Holdings, L.L.C., the Hunt Consolidated companies which are seeking to purchase Oncor, have alleged in a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that Gexa Energy, "is utilizing its standing as an intervenor to access HSPM [highly sensitive protected material] and provide that competitively sensitive information to its parent NextEra."

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FERC Rejects Retail Suppliers' Concerns Over MISO Capacity Market

FERC rejected several concerns raised by retail suppliers in accepting a compliance filing concerning the Midcontinent ISO's capacity market

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November 20

Direct Energy Unites Residential Businesses To Form New Division Direct Energy Home, Offering Whole Home Solutions

Direct Energy has combined its residential and home services divisions to create a single division, called ...

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Retail Supplier Names New Senior Vice President, and VP Of Operations

A retail supplier has recently promoted several retail energy professionals to new positions.

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PUC Approves Higher Discount Rates for PPL Purchase of Receivables

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a rate case settlement at PPL Electric Utilities which, among other things, addresses the design of the purchase of receivables program and discount rates

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RetailEnergyX: Updated to Fix PUC Error: PUC Issues Tentative Order To Revoke Licenses of Active Suppliers, Brokers

 

Texas PUC's Anderson Focused on Potential for Unhedgeable Uplift as ERCOT Studies Multi-Interval Real-Time Market

Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson expressed concerns with potential uplift costs under a multi-interval real-time market (MIRTM) in ERCOT, particularly as LSEs such as retail providers cannot hedge such uplift.

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Start-up Broker Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to pool residential, commercial, and industrial customers

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RetailEnergyX: Sharyland Customers Speak Out About High Rates

 

Keep Pumping: FERC Requires Reports on 'Price Formation' in RTOs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a news release yesterday that it, "took another step today to address price formation by directing regional grid operators to submit reports on price formation in their energy and ancillary services markets."

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FERC Denies States' Complaint To Cease Use of Outdated Forecast Model in PJM Capacity Market Which States' Say Costs $600 Million

FERC denied a complaint from a coalition of consumer representatives, including the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Delaware Public Service Commission, which had requested that FERC direct PJM to update its 2015 PJM Region Peak Load Forecast values, for purposes of the Capacity Performance Transition Incremental Auctions (TAs) and 2015 Base Residual Auction (which have since been held), to reflect the impact of recent enhancements to PJM's load forecasting model that result in an updated load forecast

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FERC Orders Virtual Marketers To Payback, With Interest, Refunds Received Under FERC's Prior "Erroneous" Order

FERC, in an order on remand, ruled that virtual marketers should be required to repay refunds, with interest, that FERC had previously granted to the marketers but which FERC later rescinded, in order to put the parties back in the positions in which they would have found themselves if the Commission had not "erred" in requiring refunds to the marketers in the first place.

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• ALJs Recommend Approval of $2.4 Million Settlement With Retail Supplier
• Texas PUC Adopts New Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overcharges

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November 19

PUC Bans Pass-Through Clauses in ALL Fixed Rate Contracts In Ruling "Fixed Means Fixed"; Rules on Permissibility of Regulatory Out Clauses

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ruled that fixed rate electric contracts, for all customer classes, may not contain pass-through clauses

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Massachusetts DPU Issues Request For Response For Vendor To Design, Maintain Electric Shopping Website, Includes Desired Supplier "Performance Rating" Function (Yelp for Retail Energy?), Other Specs

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has posted a request for response (RFR) regarding its retail electric shopping website, or Competitive Electric Supply System (CESS).

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PUC Rules It Has Authority To Address Complaint Over FirstEnergy Solutions Polar Vortex Surcharge

In a procedural ruling, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled that it has authority to review a complaint concerning FirstEnergy Solutions' polar vortex surcharge filed by Power4Schools, denying a motion to dismiss from FES which had argued PUCO lacked jurisdiction over what it deems a contractual dispute

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RetailEnergyX: CUB: 94% Of Alternative Gas Supply Offers Since 2003 Have Cost More Than Default Service (Makes Chicago Tribune)

 

N.Y. ESCO Announces Partnership With Solar Provider

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates for Residential, Commercial Customers at BHE

The Maine PUC has adopted new Standard Offer rates for customers at Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera)

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Ohio Proposes New Net Metering Rules, Interaction With Retail Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has proposed new rules relating to net metering, including their applicability to retail suppliers

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PUC To Open Investigation Of Jurisdiction Over Multi-Family Property Owner "Agency Services", Third-Party Billing, Submetering Companies

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio intends to open an investigation to determine whether third-party agents or contractors who bill tenants for electricity, where the utility customer of record is a multi-family property owner, are operating as public utilities, as well as whether the scope of the Commission's jurisdiction extends to submetering arrangements, after denying motions to intervene from several parties in a complaint proceeding.

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Satori Energy Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Update: PUCO Approves Results from Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio approved results from Duke Energy Ohio's November Standard Service Offer auction for a portion of default service suppliers for the delivery period June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.

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November 18

State Proposes New Standards Of Conduct For Door-to-Door Marketing, Requires Notice To Be Filed For All Campaigns Prior to Start

A state has issued a revised proposal governing door-to-door electricity sales, which now includes proposed standards of conduct

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates for Residential, Commercial Customers at CMP

The Maine PUC has adopted new Standard Offer rates for customers at Central Maine Power

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Results Posted for Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio is to consider today results from Duke Energy Ohio's November Standard Service Offer auction for a portion of default service suppliers for the delivery period June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Shopping Featured on Bankrate.com (How To Avoid a Scam)

 

Retail Supplier Sees 139% Growth

The "legacy" retail supply businesses of Aspirity Holdings LLC -- namely Town Square Energy, LLC and Town Square Energy East, LLC (f/k/a Discount Energy Group) -- saw 139% growth in their customer count during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015, Aspirity said in reporting quarterly earnings

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Growth Moves Retail Supplier Parent Toward Break-Even Levels

Gross margin growth pushed ONEnergy Inc.'s earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2015 towards break-even levels, the company reported

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November 17

PUC Staff Makes Recommendations For New POR Program, Discount Rate

Discount rates are some of the lowest POR rates in the country

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Texas PUC Staffer Skeptical Of Eliminating Mandate That REPs Offer Late Payment Fee Waivers, Deposit Installments To Low-Income Customers

A Texas PUC Staffer leading a workshop on adopting new eligibility criteria to identify low-income customers eligible for late payment fee waivers and deposit installments in light of the existing criteria, eligibility for the SBF, being rendered inapplicable with the expiration of the SBF questioned arguments from certain retail electric providers that the late payment fee waivers and deposit installments should no longer be mandatory.

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Retail Supplier Alleges Utility Makes, "Sweeping And Deceptive Assertion," Concerning Complaints, Says Utility Improperly Denying Customer List Access Over 14 Complaints Which Have Been Addressed Or Are "Meritless"

Energy 95, LLC d/b/a Quake Energy, LLC responded to a Notice of Material Default issued to the supplier by Dominion East Ohio (DEO), saying that the allegations as described in the notice have been inflated and in one case amounted to a, "sweeping and deceptive assertion," and that Dominion East Ohio is improperly denying Quake access to DEO's eligible customer list.

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Utility Partners With College On Effort Which May Inform, "Potential New Product And Service Offerings"

 

N.Y. ESCO Subject To Marketing Suspension Calls Potential License Revocation "Unnecessarily Prescriptive," Proposes Plan To Resume Limited Commercial Marketing

Astral Energy LLC submitted an additional response to a show cause order issued by the New York PSC, arguing that revocation of its licenses would be, "overly and unnecessarily prescriptive," in light of the PSC's recent suspension of Astral's ability to market to and enroll customers, and proposing a program to phase-in resumption of commercial marketing.

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November 16

Delaware Staff: State Should Run Opt-in Electric Affinity Program, Select Supplier; POR Should Be Implemented

The joint staffs of the Delaware PSC and Delaware Public Advocate recommended in a Staff report that the state's Electricity Affordability Committee should move forward with an opt-in affinity electricity savings program, and that purchase of receivables should also be implemented

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Connecticut Light & Power Default Service Rates To Increase 10-16%

Connecticut Light & Power's residential Standard Service rate will increase 16% on January 1.

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United Illuminating Default Service Rates To Increase Nearly 20%

United Illuminating's residential and small C&I Standard Service Generation Services Charge (GSC) will increase 15-20% on January 1.

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RetailEnergyX: Statesman: Industrials Play "Hardball" on Austin Energy Rates, Slam "Monopoly"

 

Prosecutorial Staff Withdraw From Settlement With Retail Supplier

Prosecutorial Staff of the Connecticut PURA have withdrawn their support of a previously reported settlement with ...

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Crius Earnings Higher on Customer Growth; Will Reinvest Cash in Customer Acquisition; Multiple Acquisition Opportunities Still Being Evaluated

Crius Energy Trust reported higher earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2015 due to customer growth, largely driven by its acquisition of TriEagle Energy earlier this year.

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RetailEnergyX: Paper’s "Special Reports" Claim Deregulation Isn't Working -- But Concedes T&D Causing Rate Hikes

 

WGL Energy Reports "Record" Results

WGL Holdings, Inc. reported earnings growth driven by "record" results in its retail energy marketing segment

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Noble Americas Energy Solutions Reports Customer Count In Discussing Results

Noble Group Ltd. provided load and customer data for Noble Americas Energy Solutions in its third quarter earnings report, the first time that the company has recently disclosed such data in such reports

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Texas REP Reports Profit, Seventh Consecutive Quarter Of Customer Growth

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent of Texas retail provider Summer Energy, LLC, said that it recorded its seventh consecutive quarter of customer growth in announcing earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2015

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November 13

Comcast Retail Energy Offers Launched in Fourth State; Texas Entry Still On Tap For December 2015

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Viridian Energy Launches In Texas

Viridian Energy has launched service in Texas

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Just Energy Flat Bill Offer Expanded To Two New States; Execs Talk Further International Expansion

During an earnings conference call, Just Energy executives reported that the company has expanded its flat bill offering to additional states.

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Higher Margins Lift Just Energy Base EBITDA

Just Energy reported increased Base EBITDA for the quarter ending September 30, 2015, as a result of higher margins.

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RetailEnergyX: Entrust Energy Reports Customer Count

 

State Seeks Suppliers for REC Add-On Product Offered to Default Service, Other Customers

The Maine PUC is seeking proposals from providers to manage and supply, for a five-year term beginning April 1, 2016, the state-wide Maine Green Power (MGP) program

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Connecticut Light & Power Discloses Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power disclosed that the following suppliers will serve a portion of standard service load for the first half of 2016:

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Texas Staff File Proposed Interest Rate Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overcharges

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a proposed order to set new interest rates applicable to REP deposits and over-billings

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Provides Update On Multi-Interval Real-Time Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: GridPoint Announces Acquisition by TFC Utilities

 

November 12

Retail Supplier to Acquire Energy Management Solutions Provider

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Spark Energy Reports Earnings Growth on Higher Margins, M&A

For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, Spark Energy, Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $5.6 million on $91.3 million of revenue compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $(4.4) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

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Flash: Just Energy Returns To Customer Growth

Just Energy, in releasing earnings this morning, reported a net increase in its customer count during the three months ended September 30, 2015, reversing the net decline it witnessed during the three months ended June 30, 2015 as it focused on per-customer profitability.

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Staff Propose Community Solar Regulations (Contracting, Verification Rules)

 

GDF Suez's Think Energy Expands Residential Service To Another New State

Think Energy, the mass market brand of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, has begun listing residential electricity offers on New York's Power To Choose site.

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Affiliate of N.Y. ESCO Seeks Licenses in New State
• Retail Supplier SmartEnergy Receives Authority to Serve New Territory

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RetailEnergyX: Rink at Harborcenter Renamed For Retail Supplier

 

November 11

Retail Supplier Launches New Flat Bill Program

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Retail Supplier Seeks Advisory Ruling From PUC Regarding Two-Part Fixed Term Contracts

A retail supplier has petitioned a PUC for an advisory ruling that the Commission would not classify a service contract for a fixed term composed of two identified segments, each with different pre-determined fixed rates as falling within the definition of a variable rate

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Hearing Examiner Orders Releases of Retail Supplier Trade Secrets, Product Info; Suppliers Appeal

Several retail suppliers have appealed a hearing examiner's ruling which the suppliers said denied in part the motions for protective orders requested by various suppliers addressing market-sensitive information the suppliers provided to Staff for use by Staff in market monitoring

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RetailEnergyX: Houston City Council Approves $80 Million Solar PPA

 

FERC Sets Technical Conference On New Affiliate, Reporting Rules That Retail Suppliers Had Called A, "Substantial New Burden"

FERC has granted a request to convene a technical conference and to postpone the comment deadline on new proposed reporting rules to be imposed on all RTO market participants that have been said by retail suppliers to, "impose a substantial new reporting burden," on such participants.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier’s Product Named CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

 

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November 10

Nstar Winter Default Service Rate To Increase Only 7%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning January 1, 2016

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Utility Serves Notice of Material Default On Retail Supplier, Alleges Misleading Conduct

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Ohio Utilities Seek Comment Period on Staff Recommendations for Retail Supplier Warm Transfer Process

The four Ohio investor-owned electric distribution companies jointly asked the Public Utility Commission of Ohio to set a comment period for a Staff report on retail electric market improvements which recommended that EDCs implement a Warm Transfer process, which is the ability of the EDU to complete a three-way call with the CRES provider and customer to initiate CRES enrollment

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RetailEnergyX: Interim Massachusetts DPU Electric Shopping Rate Board Goes Live

 

Staff Directs Utility To Address Retail Supplier Access to Smart Meter Data in Rate Case

Dayton Power & Light has filed for a distribution rate case in Ohio, and Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has directed the utility to address several issues related to AMI as part of the case

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Comcast Energy Rewards Seeks License in New State
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RetailEnergyX:Kinder Morgan and Part Owner of Retail Supplier Execute Letter of Intent to Form a Mexican Gas Marketing Company

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Asks FERC To Direct PJM To Resolve Persistent FTR Underfunding

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update on Litigation Between NRG, Denton Municipal Electric Over Wholesale Contract

 

November 9

State-Run Opt-Out Aggregation, Reference Price Levels Proposed As Means Of Allowing ESCOs To Serve Low-Income Customers in New York

A PSC-managed opt-out aggregation and the use of reference price levels are two proposals put forth by a collaborative report on implementing New York PSC directives concerning ESCO service to low-income customers participating in utility administered low income discount programs and the Home Energy Assistance Program (assistance program participants or APP)

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PSC Suspends Retail Supplier's Ability To Market To And Enroll Customers

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

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PUC Considers Settlement Imposing Civil Penalty on Retail Supplier For Alleged Theft By Vendor Sales Agent During Door-to-Door Visit

An EGS would pay a civil penalty of $1,000 under a settlement issued for comment by the Pennsylvania PUC to resolve an investigation of the EGS in which it was alleged that a door-to-door sales agent employed by a third party marketing vendor, conducting sales calls on behalf of the EGS, stole a wallet from a potential residential customer.

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Industrials File FERC Complaint Regarding Nonbypassable Transmission Charges (NITS)

 

Consumer Advocate Presses For Limit on Receivables Purchased From Retail Suppliers Charging Variable Rates

In comments in an Illinois rulemaking concerning retail supplier sales and marketing (click here for background), the Citizens Utility Board proposed that the ICC open a proceeding to limit the receivables purchased from suppliers under the POR programs

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TXU Energy Introduces TXU Solar from SunPower

TXU Energy today introduced TXU Solar from SunPower

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Feller Energy Law Group, PLLC Elected to NEM Executive Committee

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Feller Energy Law Group, PLLC has been elected to NEM’s Executive Committee.

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RetailEnergyX: NYT Looks at Innovation in Texas Electric Market (Good Press for Dereg)

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: Some Texas REPs "Now" Charge No Minimum Fees

 

November 6

New POR Program To Begin December 1, Utility Confirms Discount Rates

A new EDC will begin its electric purchase of receivables program on December 1, 2015

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Pennsylvania Utility With Choice Program To Be Sold

A company has agreed to sell a Pennsylvania EDC

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Fuel Marketer, Convenience Store Operator Receives Retail Supplier License

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Sale of Retail Supplier

 

Texas PUC Commissioners Weigh Interaction of Oncor Change-in-Control Case on Upcoming Sharyland Rate Case Filing (Anderson Notes Current "Scale" of Sharyland A Major Driver of Rate Challenges)

In discussing when it would be appropriate to require Sharyland Utilities to file a rate case during yesterday's open meeting, Texas Public Utility Commissioners mused whether the Oncor change-in-control proceeding should impact such timing.

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Update: New Duquesne Light Prices to Compare For C&I Customers (Medium C&I Rate Up 15%)

Duquesne Light has confirmed new updated Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1, 2015 for all customer classes

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Titan Energy – New England Receives New Licenses

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November 5

NRG Retail Posts Best Quarterly Result Since 2010, Reports Customer Growth

NRG Energy's Home Retail business delivered its best third quarter result since 2010, with $225 million in adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ending September 30, 2015, versus $167 million a year ago

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Genie Retail Energy Sees Higher Earnings, Reports Customer Growth

Genie Retail Energy, the parent of IDT Energy among other brands, saw higher earnings during the third quarter of 2015, and continued to record net customer growth

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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. Seeks Electric Supplier License in New State

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. applied for a ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Also Now Brokering For Other Suppliers, Showing Competitors’ Offers Side-By-Side

 

Duquesne Light Posts New Residential Price to Compare

Duquesne Light has reported its official residential (RS) Price to Compare for the period December 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016

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PUCO Accepts Results Of AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of AEP Ohio’s third wholesale auction that will ultimately determine retail generation service rates for its Standard Service Offer through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Makes More Prominent Warnings to Customers That Shopping Will Eliminate Their Low-Income Supply Discount

 

United Illuminating Discloses Last Resort Service Suppliers

United Illuminating reported that the following suppliers will serve Standard Service load for the first half of 2016:

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November 4

Pennsylvania Utilities Seeking To Add "Clawback" To Purchase of Receivables, Cite "Predatory Pricing" Practices By Suppliers

PA utilities have proposed adding a "clawback" to their purchase of receivables program in seeking approval of a default service procurement plan for the two-year period beginning June 1, 2017, citing "predatory pricing" practices by certain retail suppliers which is driving up the amount of uncollectibles.

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NRG Increases Cost Reduction Program to $250 Million (Includes Retail), Starts Strategic Process To Find Majority Partner For Green Businesses

NRG in reporting earnings today said that it has begun implementation of a company-wide cost reduction program of $150 million across its general and administrative, marketing and development expenses.

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TXU Parent Sees Slower Loss of Residential Customers With Marginal Decline, Steady C&I Customer Count

Energy Future Holdings, parent of TXU Energy and 4Change Energy, saw a marginal decline in its residential customer count during the three months ended September 30, 2015, but saw marginal growth in its business customers

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RetailEnergyX: NRG: Expect Plant Sale Announcements Over The Next "Weeks, Months" To Come

 

Backwards: Pennsylvania Utilities Propose Eliminating Three-Month Contracts In New Default Service Plan, Would Rely on 12, 24 Contracts Only

Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power have filed for approval of a default service procurement plan for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019 which for residential and commercial customers would feature a mix of 12- and 24-month fixed price contracts for default service, with no expansion of the customers subject to hourly pricing

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Home Energy Management Company Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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ALJs Deny Parties' Motion To Abate Sharyland Advanced Meter Deployment Petition

Two Texas ALJs have denied a motion from certain parties, including Staff of the Texas PUC, to abate consideration of an advanced metering deployment plan from Sharyland Utilities pending resolution of the Oncor change-in-control proceeding.

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November 3

PPL Price to Compare To Fall Nearly 20%

PPL Electric Utilities has posted its Price to Compare for the period December 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

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GDF SUEZ Retail Supplier Now Offering Residential Service in Texas

Think Energy, the retail electricity provider established by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA to serve residential and small commercial customers, announced that the company is now supplying residential electric service to consumers in Texas.

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Met-Ed Price to Compare To Increase 15%, Other FirstEnergy-PA PTCs To Fall

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2015

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Proposed Order Would Fine Retail Supplier $40,000 Over Contract Renewals, Require Customer Refunds; But Overall Finds No Misrepresentation Over Polar Vortex Rates

A proposed order from a Maryland Public Utility Law Judge would impose a civil penalty of $40,000 on ...

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Texas REPs Question Continuation of Non-Rate Benefits Extended To Low-Income Customers (Late Payment Fee Waivers, Deposit Installments)

A group of Texas retail electric providers have questioned, in light of strawman rule amendments given the forthcoming expiration of the System Benefit Fund low-income discount, whether two other benefits extended to customers qualifying for the discount should be continued.

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ERCOT Anticipates Sufficient Generation For Winter And Spring

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) expects the region will have sufficient electricity to meet expected peak demands this winter.

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November 2

PSEG: "Still Looking" At Starting Retail Supplier, "Not An Offensive Play"

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. is still considering launching a retail supplier, but CEO Ralph Izzo said that any retail effort would not be an "offesnive" play.

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Consumer Counsel Seeks Rate Cap on Retail Suppliers Equal To Default Service Rate

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel urged the Connecticut PURA to impose a price cap on legacy variable rate products in the state such that suppliers may not charge variable rate customers in excess of the Standard Service rate

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Constellation Retail Business Having "Very Strong" Year, Company Talks Margins

Constellation's retail business is having a "very strong" year, Exelon executives said during a third quarter earnings call

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Up To 25% of ERCOT Capacity "May Not Be Recovering Cash Costs," Face Retirements

 

PURA Seeks Further Comment on "Month to Month" Rates, Pricing After Fixed Contracts Expire

PURA Seeks Further Comment on "Month to Month" Rates, Pricing After Fixed Contracts Expire

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Australian Aggregator Receives Texas License

Texas is company's fist U.S. market

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Texas Retail Providers Seek Changes To PUCT Complaint Reporting

Texas retail electric providers have offered recommendations to change to an annual report concerning complaints to the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Retail Suppliers, Customers Seek Technical Conference on "Substantial New Burden" Sought By FERC

A diverse group of entities, including retail suppliers, generators, and end users, pressed FERC to hold a technical conference on new reporting rules to be imposed on all RTO market participants that, "impose a substantial new reporting burden," on such participants

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