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May 14, 2021

Retail Supplier To Pay $150,000 Under Settlement With PSC Staff

Would Pay $305,000 In Early Termination Fee Refunds

A retail energy supplier would pay a civil penalty of $150,000 and provide certain customer re-rates under a partial settlement with ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As VP, Supply

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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Retail Energy Supplier To Pay $59,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Investigation Originally Prompted By Media Report Of Third-Party Agents Allegedly Stealing Wallet During Door-to-Door Marketing Visit

A retail energy supplier would pay a civil penalty in the amount of $59,750, and has provided refunds to certain customers, under a settlement with ...

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Update: Sale Of Bankrupt Retail Supplier's Commercial Customer Book Still Ongoing; Date For Expected Decision On Disposition Revealed

Supplier provides date for expected decision on sale process

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PSC Denies License Application Of Start-up Retail Supplier

A PSC has denied the application of ...

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May 13, 2021

 

Update: BP Energy Retail Target Customer Classes Revealed In Latest Retail Supplier License Application

BP Energy Retail LLC applied for ...

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Texas Retail Provider Requests PUC End Disconnection For Non-Pay Moratorium Adopted After Winter Storm

Says Retail Market Cannot Survive "Untenable" Conditions Created By DNP Order, As Moratorium Nears Third Month

In a letter to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the CEO of a REP requested that the PUC end the moratorium on disconnections for non-pay which was adopted in the aftermath of the February winter weather event, arguing that the viability of the retail market is threatened by the ongoing moratorium

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Texas House Concurs With Senate Amendments On Bill To Require Retail Electric Providers To Serve Auto-Renewed Customers On Mandated "Default" Product

Requires Three Renewal Notices To Be Sent

Bans Wholesale Pass-Through Products For Small Customers; Also Requires "Signed" Affirmation From Large Customers To Take Such Products

The Texas House has concurred with amendments adopted by the Senate to ...

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International Retail Energy Supplier Enters U.S. Renewables Market Via Acquisition

An international energy supplier has acquired a stake in ...

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May 12, 2021

U.S. Retail Supplier Sells One Of Its International Retail Energy Businesses

A retail energy supplier has sold one of its international businesses

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Spark Energy CEO Says Winter Storm Opened Potential Acquisition Opportunities, Reduced Competitive Environment

Spark Working On Projects In Renewable Space, ESG Strategies

A retail energy supplier has sold one of its international businesses

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Update: Utility Revises Recently Proposed Update To POR Discount Rate, Increase No Longer Proposed

An EDC has filed a revision to its proposed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates

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Office of Consumer Counsel Advises Small Businesses To Review Contracts With Competitive Energy Suppliers

An Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) is advising small businesses, multi-dwelling residential, and institutional property owners to review and assess their competitive energy service contracts for terms, conditions, requirements, and consumer protections

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May 11, 2021

New York ESCO Seeks Pennsylvania Retail Supplier License

A New York ESCO recently applied for a Pennsylvania electric supplier license to serve ...

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25-Story Houston Office Tower Selects Retail Electric Provider

1360 Post Oak Blvd., within the Four Oaks Place portfolio, in Houston, Texas, has selected ...

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Oncor Seeks Extension Of Deadline To File Base Rate Case

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC filed a petition with the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting that the PUC grant a good-cause exception to the October 2021 deadline under 16 Tex. Admin. Code ("TAC") § 25.247, and a prior Commission order, for Oncor to file its comprehensive base-rate review by October 1, 2021.

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Pa. PUC Issues Order On Grandfathering Of Existing Retail Supplier REC Supply Contracts Under Legislative Changes; Address "Written Contract" Requirement For Grandfathering

The Pennsylvania PUC last week issued an order providing the Commission’s interpretation as well as implementation of Sections 10 and 14 of Act 114 of 2020, which includes geographical limits on energy resources that qualify as Tier II resources under the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act, and the ability of retail suppliers to grandfather existing contracts for RECs

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Pa. PUC Proposes To Grant EGS License To CPower For Purpose Of Accessing Its Customer Data Via Utility Systems

The Pennsylvania PUC last week voted to issue a tentative order that would grant an electric generation supplier license to Enerwise Global Technologies, LLC d/b/a CPower (Enerwise, Company, or Applicant) for the purpose of allowing CPower to obtain utility data concerning its customers to verify customer performance in demand response programs and assist customers in analyzing their usage and capabilities

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Indra Energy Named Official Renewable Energy Provider of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Indra Energy recently announced being named the Official Renewable Energy Provider of the Pittsburgh Penguins through ...

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NSTAR Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates Falling Over 10%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service electricity rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2021

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May 10, 2021

Retail Energy Veterans Launching Start-up Retail Supplier

Several retail energy veterans have formed ...

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Utility Seeks To Increase POR Discount From 0% To Over 1%

A utility has filed new POR discount rates

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Broker-Consultant Names New Renewable Energy Director

A broker and energy services & management provider has named ...

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Update: Octopus Energy U.S. To Acquire Brilliant Energy Residential Customer Book

--- Octopus Notes Goal To Invest $100M In U.S. Energy Market, Targets 25 Million Accounts

Octopus Energy US formally announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the residential customer book of Texas retail electric provider Brilliant Energy LLC, which had been exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on May 5

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Start-up Texas Broker Formed

A start-up broker has registered with the Texas PUC

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

A PSC ha approved ...

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Sole Proprietor Registers With Texas PUC As Broker With Trade Name Eagle Energy of Texas

A sole proprietor has registered with the Texas PUC as an electric broker with the trade name Eagle Energy of Texas

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Exelon Seeks Judicial Review Of Texas PUC Order Giving ERCOT Discretion Over Uplift Process

Exelon Generation Company, LLC and Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. sought, in Travis County, Texas, district court, judicial review of the Texas PUC's order dated February 21, 2021 which Exelon said, "removed the monthly cap on default amounts that can be uplifted onto ERCOT market participants in the event of market default (the 'Uplift Rule')"

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May 7, 2021

Texas House Approves Bill That Would Authorize PUC To Securitize ERCOT Default, Uplift Charges

The Texas House has passed HB 4492 which would create a mechanism for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to authorize the securitization of ERCOT market uplift charges related to the winter weather event

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NEW! -- Director, Pricing -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- ERCOT Billing Specialist -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Pricing & Structuring -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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NRG Reports Retail Customer Count, Sales & Revenue Data

NRG has filed a 10-Q for the period ending March 31, 2021 which provides various metrics on its retail business, including customer count

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small Business Default Service Rates Falling Nearly 17%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2021 to December 2021, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2021 to September 2021

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May 6, 2021

 

Pennsylvania PUC Allows Door-To-Door Marketing To Resume For C&I Customers Only

PUC Seeks Comment On "Eventual" Lifting Of Remaining Ban On In-Person Retail Energy Sales

Asks Whether Additional PUC-Administered Training Should Be Compelled Given Year-Long Door-to-Door Moratorium

Seeks Comment On Need For Additional Monitoring, Oversight

The Pennsylvania PUC today issued a tentative order in which the PUC sought comment on a timeline for further modifying or lifting the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order which generally prohibits in-person marketing of retail energy, except for certain sales channels as previously reported

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ERCOT Reports Record Electric Demand Expected This Summer; Low Risk Of Emergency Conditions Based On Expected Generation Availability & Weather Conditions

ERCOT CDR Shows 2022 Reserve Margin Increasing To Nearly 29%; Exceeds 30% In Subsequent Years

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it is anticipating record-breaking electric demand this summer due to expected hot and dry conditions and continued economic and population growth throughout the region.

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Update: Spark Reports Decrease In Customer Count

Earlier: Spark Energy Reports Negative Impact From Winter Storm Uri, First Quarter Results

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") reported a Net Loss of ...

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NEW! -- ERCOT Billing Specialist -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
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NRG Reports Nearly $1 Billion Negative Impact From Winter Storm Uri For Q1; Total Impact Will Be Lower Over Time

NRG Names New EVP & CFO

In reporting quarterly earnings, NRG Energy ("NRG" or "the Company") said that, during the quarter ended March 31, 2021, Winter Storm Uri's financial impact was a loss of $967 million.

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Texas PUC Approves Stipulation Under Which Utility Parent Will Sell Texas Retail Provider (Without Brand Name), Or Wind Down REP, As Part Of Settlement To Acquire Texas Utility

The Texas PUC today approved a unanimous stipulation that authorizes, subject to various conditions, the merger of ...

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Texas PUC Votes To Issue Proposal For Publication To Remove Fuel Index From ERCOT Low Offer Cap, Add New Make-Whole Provision

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to issue a proposal for publication that would change the ERCOT scarcity pricing rule to eliminate the 50-times fuel index price provision in the ERCOT market low system-wide offer cap (LCAP), such that the LCAP would be $2,000 per MWh and $2,000 per MW per hour

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Genie Energy Reports Negative Impact From Texas Winter Weather Event, Q1 Results

In reporting first quarter 2021 earnings, Genie Energy Ltd. reported a negative impact from the winter weather event in Texas of approximately ...

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May 5, 2021 -

Texas Business Customer Files Suit Against Large Retail Provider Alleging "Price Gouging"

--- Alleges "Duty" To Protect Customer Against "Foreseeable" Winter Weather Event Price Spike

The owner of a North Texas Harley-Davidson dealership has filed a lawsuit against ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Another Customer Book

A Texas retail electric provider recently acquired a book of customers from ...

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Would Undergo Sale Process Under Proposed DIP Financing

A retail electric provider sought bankruptcy court approval for DIP Financing which includes a sales process ...

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Update: Court OKs Sale Of Brilliant Residential Customer Book To Octopus Energy

A bankruptcy court approved the sale of Brilliant Energy LLC's residential customer book and related assets to Evolve Retail Energy LLC

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Update: BP Energy Retail Seeks Texas REP Certificate

BP Energy Retail LLC has formally filed for ...

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Another Texas Bill Requiring Default Auto-Renewal Product, Ban Of Wholesale Index Plans, Advances

A Texas Senate committee has reported favorably a substitute for ...

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NEW! -- Structure & Pricing Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Director, Pricing -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- ERCOT Billing Specialist -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Pricing & Structuring -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Sr. Analyst, Structuring -- Retail Supplier
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Exelon Reports Higher Negative Impact From Texas Winter Weather Event, In Reporting Q1 Earnings

In reporting earnings today, Exelon reported a higher negative impact, versus a prior estimate, of the negative impact from the Texas winter weather event

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Several FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Residential & Commercial Prices To Compare Increasing 30%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2021

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May 4, 2021

Regulator Issues $750,000 Notice Of Violation (NOV) To Retail Supplier That Would Require Return Of All Customers To Default Service If Adopted As Final

A regulator issued a Notice of Violation and Assessment of Civil Penalty to ...

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Solar Affiliate Of Retail Supplier Enters Settlement With State's Attorney General Over Alleged Deceptive Sales Practices

An Attorney General announced that ...

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Texas Senate Passes Resolution Urging Texas PUC To "Significantly Reduce" High System-Wide Offer Cap; Evaluate Changes To Market Structure

The Texas Senate has passed a resolution (S.R. No. 342) which, "urge[s] the Public Utility Commission of Texas to significantly reduce the high system-wide offer cap and evaluate changes to the market structure."

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Vistra Reports Nearly Half a Billion Negative Impact To Retail Segment From Winter Storm Uri

Reports Marginal Decrease In Total Retail Customer Count During Q1

Vistra reported Q1 2021 earnings in a 10-Q filed today.

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Broker-Consultant Names Market Vet As New Director of Strategic Relationships

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Energy Supplier Awarded Contract To Provide Electricity To Google, Backed By 500 MW Portfolio

Google has awarded an electricity supply contract to ...

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May 3, 2021

Texas Senate Passes New Disconnection Protections Applicable To Customers Of Retail Electric Providers

Bill Requires Customers To Have "Simple, Quick" Process For REP Complaints At Texas PUC

Last week, the Texas Senate passed a bill which, among other things, includes new disconnection protections for customers of retail electric providers, including expansion of the conditions under which disconnections are prohibited, and other customer rights concerning the disconnection process and related service.

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NEW! -- Director, Pricing -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- ERCOT Billing Specialist -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Pricing & Structuring -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Sr. Analyst, Structuring -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Account Operations Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Busines Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Project Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Lead Data Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Associate -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Analyst
NEW! -- Data Operations Analyst
NEW! -- Chief of the Planning and Procurement Bureau, Illinois Power Agency
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Regulator Maintains Current Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates Due To COVID Shut-off Moratorium

Normal Annual Revisions Would Have Resulted In Negative POR Discount Rates

A regulator has ordered that the currently effective purchase of receivables discount rates shall remain in effect, subject to investigation and reconciliation

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BGE Residential Generation Rate To Increase 12% In October

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2021, new Type II rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2021, and new bypassable SOS admin. charges, to be effective June 1, 2021 (impacting the previously set summer 2021 SOS rates)

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United Illuminating Residential Default Service Rate To Decrease 15%; Small Commercial Rate Decreasing 13%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning July 1, 2021

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RetailEnergyX: Texas House Passes, On 2nd Reading, $2 Billion Weatherization Funding Bill

 

Retail Supplier Signs Long-Term Solar PPA

A retail supplier and a developer of renewable energy projects, primarily in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, announced today ...

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Talen Energy Unveils 1 Gigawatt of Battery Storage Development Projects

Talen Energy Corporation ("Talen" or "the company") announced today that, as part of its strategic transformation to a "renewable energy and digital infrastructure growth platform," the company is developing one gigawatt of stand-alone battery storage projects across its U.S. footprint.

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April 30, 2021

Texas Senate Passes Bill To Require Retail Electric Providers To Serve Auto-Renewed Customers On Mandated "Default" Product

Requires Three Renewal Notices To Be Sent

Bans Wholesale Pass-Through Products For Small Customers; Also Requires "Signed" Affirmation From Large Customers To Take Such Products

The Texas Senate has passed an amended version of the House bill (HB 16), banning wholesale pass-through electric products, and the Senate version includes a new mandate that retail electric providers must serve customers, who do not make an affirmative choice at the time of renewal, under a standard "default" product, until such time that the customer makes an affirmative choice

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NEW! -- ERCOT Billing Specialist -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Pricing & Structuring -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Sr. Analyst, Structuring -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Account Operations Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Busines Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Project Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Lead Data Analyst -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Pricing Analyst
NEW! -- Data Operations Analyst
NEW! -- Chief of the Planning and Procurement Bureau, Illinois Power Agency
NEW! -- Energy Operations & Reporting Associate
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NEW! -- Channel Partner/Channel Sales Manager -- Houston
NEW! -- Wholesale Originator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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Vistra "Absolutely" Interested In Opportunistic Retail Growth

Vistra Is Watching Market, Don't Be Surprised By Retail Acquisitions In Next Year Or Two

During a call earlier this week updating investors on the impact to Vistra from the ERCOT winter weather event (see story here), Vistra's chief executive officer Curt Morgan said that the company is "absolutely" interested in opportunistic retail growth

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PPL Small C&I Price To Compare Increasing By 13%; Residential PTC Also Increasing

PPL Electric has posted new prices to compare (PTC) for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2021

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AltaGas Reports "Strong Performance" In WGL's Retail Energy Marketing Business In Q1

In reporting increased first quarter earnings at the corporate level and its utilities segment (which includes its retail energy marketing business), AltaGas Ltd. cited as a driver for the improvement strong performance in WGL's Retail Energy Marketing business driven by ...

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Three Utilities File New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates; Includes Higher Discounts For Some Residential, Small C&I Classes

In Maryland, Pepco, Delmarva, and Potomac Edison have filed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates, to be effective June 1, 2021.

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Boston Requests DPU Withdraw Prior Direction For City To Cease Marketing A Low-Income Discount Associated With SMART Program As Part Of Boston's Municipal Aggregation

The City of Boston has filed a letter directed to Massachusetts DPU Chair Matthew Nelson requesting that Nelson withdraw a December letter which directed the City to stop marketing the discount Boston is working to offer to low-income (R-2) customers in its op-out municipal aggregation, using SMART Incentive payments, as the City said that the DPU's cease and desist letter, "interferes with the City’s clear right and responsibility to set rates for the Boston Community Choice Electricity program ('Program') in an equitable manner."

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April 29, 2021

Retail Supplier To Pay $125,000 Under Settlement With PSC Staff

A retail energy supplier would pay a civil penalty of $125,000 under a partial settlement with ...

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OhmConnect Launching Retail Electric Provider In Texas, Names Market Vet Don Whaley As President For Texas Region

OhmConnect, which to date has offered a customer-response program for residential energy use without acting as a retail load serving entity, confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it will be launching a retail electric provider in Texas, and has named Texas market veteran Don Whaley as President of the Texas branch of OhmConnect

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Vistra Retail Energy Brands In Texas Using Smart Meter Data To Identify Customers Who Would Most Benefit From A/C Tune-up, Offer Free Servicing

Vistra and its family of retail electricity brands, which includes TXU Energy, announced that they, "are adding another tool to their suite of value-added products and services by treating eligible Texas customers to a free professional A/C tune-up and cleaning."

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Update: Proposed Language Filed By Texas PUC Staff To Remove Fuel Index From ERCOT Low Offer Cap, Add New Make-Whole Provision

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed proposed language for a scarcity pricing rule change to eliminate the 50-times fuel index price provision in the ERCOT market low system-wide offer cap (LCAP), such that the LCAP would be $2,000 per MWh and $2,000 per MW per hour

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NEW! -- Structure & Pricing Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Director, Pricing -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- ERCOT Billing Specialist -- Retail Supplier -- Texas
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Pricing & Structuring -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Sr. Analyst, Structuring -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Account Operations Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Busines Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Project Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Lead Data Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Associate -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Analyst
NEW! -- Data Operations Analyst
NEW! -- Chief of the Planning and Procurement Bureau, Illinois Power Agency
NEW! -- Energy Operations & Reporting Associate
NEW! -- Commercial Sales Support Representative -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Channel Partner/Channel Sales Manager -- Houston
NEW! -- Wholesale Originator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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NEW! -- Renewables Trader -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Channel Partner Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
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Regulator's Staff Revises Recommendation, Now Says License Should Be Granted To Retail Supplier, Citing New Commitments

The Office of Education, Outreach and Enforcement (EOE) of the Connecticut PURA has filed a revised recommendation concerning the electric supplier application of ...

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April 28, 2021

New York DPS Staff Propose Price Cap For Municipal Aggregations

DPS Staff Proposes Allowing CCAs To Enroll Opt-in Customers Without Verification Required Of ESCOs Under UBP

To Address CCA Pricing Challenges, Staff Seeks Proposals To Allow CCAs To Offer Green Energy In Manner That May Not Be Compliant With Environmental Disclosure Program Standards

Staff Reports "Inaccurate" Info In Some CCA Opt-out Letters, "Misinformation" In Other CCA Materials

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service recently filed a whitepaper on proposed changes to provisions governing municipal aggregations (community choice aggregations or CCAs), which, among other things, includes a proposed price cap for commodity supply CCAs

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Solar Developer To Launch Municipal Aggregation In New York, Seeks Authorization For Opt-out Community Solar, As Well As Commodity Supply

A solar developer filed with the New York PSC a proposed Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Implementation and Data Protection Plans and petitioned the PSC for authorization to serve as a CCA Program Administrator

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OhmConnect Partners With Google To Offer Free Nest Thermostats In California, Expand Participation In OhmConnect Demand Response

OhmConnect, in partnership with Google, announced a plan to incentivize energy-efficient behavior through the use of Google's Nest thermostats, which OhmConnect said will reduce energy consumption during peak hours across thousands of California homes and help prevent blackouts.

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ERCOT Announces Implementation of Adjustments to the Potential Uplift (PUL) Component of Total Potential Exposure (TPE)

ERCOT in a market notice announced an adjustment to the Potential Uplift (PUL) Component of Total Potential Exposure (TPE)

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April 27, 2021

BP Reports "Exceptional" Natural Gas Marketing & Trading Results From Q1, On Colder U.S. Weather

BP reported profit for the first quarter of 2021 of ...

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ERCOT Board Announces Interim CEO

The ERCOT Board of Directors today announced the selection of ...

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April 26, 2021

 

BP To Launch Retail Energy Supplier In U.S., Including Texas, Pennsylvania

BP has formed BP Energy Retail LLC and is applying for retail energy supplier licenses in several U.S. states

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Updated With Reissued Vistra Retail Segment Guidance

Vistra Increases Estimate For Negative Financial Impact From Winter Storm Uri

Vistra, the parent of TXU Energy, today updated its estimate for the financial impact of winter storm Uri to now be negative ...

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April 23, 2021

NRG Energy Brand, Formerly Used By Mass Market REP, Registers As Texas Electric Broker

An affiliate of NRG Energy has registered as a Texas electric broker

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Court Orders Liberty Power Corp. To Turn Over Books and Records To Bankrupt Liberty Power Holdings

A bankruptcy court has granted a motion, in its entirety, directing Liberty Power Corp. ('ParentCo' or 'LPC') to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Aide To Texas Gov. Abbott Present When ERCOT's Decision To Maintain $9,000 Prices Was Made

 

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April 22, 2021

Energy Marketer Names New President For Power & Gas Division

An energy marketer whose operations include retail natural gas supply has named ...

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Seeks Court Authorization To Pay Past & Ongoing Broker Commissions

Warns Of Customer Switches, Destruction Of Value To Sale Process If Commissions Not Paid

The bankruptcy Trustee of a Texas REP sought a court order authorizing the Trustee to pay commissions owed to brokers under contracts which existed prior to Brilliant's bankruptcy petition

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Kinder Morgan Reports $1 Billion Positive Impact To Earnings From February Winter Storm

Kinder Morgan, Inc. reported a $1 billion positive impact to first quarter earnings from Winter Storm Uri

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Hampshire Power Expanding Community Energy Services, Supply To Three States, Including New York

Hampshire Power Corporation (HPC), an energy management firm and retail energy supplier, announced that it ...

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La-Z-Boy Selects Retail Supplier Affiliate For Wind VPPA

La-Z-Boy Incorporated has finalized a 10-year resource-backed virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), extending through the end of 2030, with ...

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bp Enters Strategic Collaboration For Integrated Energy Offers, Energy As A Service

bp today announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which ...

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April 21, 2021

Updated: Liberty Power Holdings To Consider Sale Process As Part Of Debtor-In-Possession Financing

Liberty Says It Remains Open and Serving Customers

Court Filing Details Dispute Between Liberty Power Holdings Under Reconstituted Board, Parent Company

Liberty Power Holdings LLC ("Liberty" or the "Company") issued a statement concerning its filing of a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11, stating that it, "remains open and serving customers."

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Just Energy Reports Higher Amount Due To ERCOT From Winter Weather Event Due To Resettlement Invoices

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") announced today that the Company has received resettlement invoices from the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas ("ERCOT") for the week of February 15, 2021 in connection with the Texas extreme weather event in February (the “Weather Event”) totaling approximately an additional ...

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Exelon Seeks Court Order Declaring Texas PUC's $9,000 ERCOT Pricing Orders Invalid

Pursuant to Texas Government Code §§ 2001.035(a) and 2001.038(a), Exelon Generation Company, LLC ('Exelon Generation') and Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. ('Constellation') (collectively, 'Plaintiffs' or 'Exelon') sought from Travis County, Texas district court a declaratory judgment invalidating ...

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Houston, Texas Launches Citywide Solar Co-op

Houston, Texas Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced the launch of Houston’s citywide solar co-op

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April 20, 2021

ERCOT Reports Internal Data Error May Have Impacted Real-Time Prices For Several Days In March (Includes Higher, Incorrect Offer Cap & Power Balance Penalty Curve Value)

ERCOT Won't Seek To Correct Prices; Says It Cannot Determine Accurate Prices Because Recalculation Would Require ERCOT To Make Significant Assumptions Concerning Operating Behavior Of Market Participants

ERCOT issued a market notice today stating, "On March 24, 2021, an internal data error occurred during a routine database load, which caused several Market Management System (MMS) parameters to be replaced with incorrect values. ERCOT discovered that this error may have impacted Real-Time Market (RTM) prices, due to the impact of the error on Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED)."

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BGE Files New Purchase Of Receivables POR Discount Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates.

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Texas Solar Plant Announces PPAs With Several Offtakers, Including NRG & End Use Customers

National Grid Renewables has announced the signing of three solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the Noble Project (Noble) currently under construction in Denton County, Texas.

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IGS Energy Launches Sustainable Energy Initiative With Ohio State

The Ohio State University and IGS Energy today announced a new public-private initiative, "to support research, student engagement and other university programs promoting sustainable energy."

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Supplier Announced For Amazon PPA Supporting Development Of 375 MW Solar Facility In Ohio

An energy supplier has executed a power purchase agreement with Amazon for a new 375 megawatt (MWdc) solar project under development in Ohio (Birch Solar project)

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Texas Senate Confirms Lake To Texas PUC

The Texas Senate has confirmed Peter Lake as Commissioner of the Texas PUC

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April 19, 2021

Retail Energy Vet Among Ownership Of Start-up Broker

A retail energy vet is among the ownership of a new electricity broker

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PECO Mass Market Electric Prices To Compare Increasing On June 1

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Prices to Compare (PTCs) for the period beginning June 1, 2021

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Marathon Energy To Supply Electricity & Natural Gas To Group Of New York School Districts

Marathon Energy announced that it has entered into a three-year electricity supply agreement with ...

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ERCOT, Texas RE Announce Site Visits To Generation Resources To Verify Summer Readiness

ERCOT said in a market notice that representatives from ERCOT and Texas RE will perform site visits to evaluate summer weatherization preparations for select Generation Resources.

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Texas Customer Files Lawsuit Against Retail Supplier Over Incremental Supply Costs Charged To Customer Due To February Winter Storm

A harvester and wholesaler of roses with a facility in Tyler, Texas, filed in federal court a lawsuit, seeking class action status, against ...

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April 16, 2021

Regulator Opens Investigations Into Two Retail Energy Suppliers

A retail energy regulator has opened separate investigations into ...

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April 15, 2021

Retail Energy Regulator Allows Additional Type Of In-Person Sales, Broadly Applicable To All Retail Suppliers

A state regulator has granted, on a generic basis, all retail electric and natural gas suppliers the ability to resume, "in-person appointments with non-residential customers," as well as the ability to resume in-store marketing with their retail partners.

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $82,000, Issue Refunds

Relates To Pricing Disclosures, Alleged Slamming

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a settlement between ...

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Energy Storage Developer Urges Texas PUC To Study "Reliability Concerns" From Cryptocurrency Mining, Crowding Out Of "Physical" Solutions

An energy storage developer filed a pleading at the Texas PUC requesting that the PUC, "direct the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to study the potential reliability concerns driven by large datacenters that mine cryptocurrencies."

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PUC Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier Concerning Several Instances Of Alleged Slamming

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a settlement between ...

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New York PSC Adopts Uniform Framework For Access To Energy, Utility Data

The New York State Public Service Commission today adopted a new framework regarding energy and utility customer (and other) data access

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McAdams Confirmed To Texas PUC By Senate

The Texas Senate this week confirmed Will McAdams as Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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April 14, 2021

ERCOT Outlines How It Will Collect Nearly $3 Billion Short Paid To Market Via Uplift, Absent Legislative Or PUC Changes

Provides Expected Timeline For Issuance Of First Uplift Invoice, Collection Would Take 96 Years Under Current Rules

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) filed with the Texas PUC a Notice of Planned Implementation of Default Uplift Invoice Process, "to provide clarity to the Commission and ERCOT Market Participants regarding ERCOT’s understanding of the ERCOT Protocols that control the Default Uplift Invoice process."

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ERCOT Board Approves Price Correction For Feb. 15 That Will Raise Price Adder By Up To $1,200 Per MWh

The ERCOT Board has approved ERCOT's request to correct prices for operating day February 15, 2021 due to what was termed a software error affecting the calculation of Real-Time On-Line Reliability Deployment Price Adders (RTORDPAs).

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Vistra & Storage Developer Collaborate On DOE-Funded Study Of "Novel" Energy Storage System

Vistra and a developer of long-duration thermal energy storage solutions, in collaboration with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), have been awarded ...

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New York PSC Denies ESCOs' Request For Further Extension Of Deadlines For Reset Order, Price Caps, Product Limits

The Secretary of the New York PSC has denied a request from the New York Retail Choice Coalition (NYCRR) for a 90 day extension of the deadlines, including the deadline for new price caps and other product limits for the mass market, contained in the New York PSC's retail market reset order

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ERCOT Reports Tight Grid Conditions Today, But No Conservation Appeal At This Time

ERCOT said today that it is expecting tight grid conditions again this afternoon but is not asking for energy conservation at this time (1:08 pm CT).

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April 13, 2021

Trustee Proposes Deadline, Other Parameters For Customer Book Sale Process For Texas Retail Electric Provider In Bankruptcy Proceedings

The Trustee for the estate of a Texas REP has proposed ...

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ERCOT Issues Conservation Plea But Thus Far Avoids EEA

ERCOT this afternoon issued a request for conservation for this late afternoon and evening, stating that, "Due to a combination of high generation outages typical in April and higher-than-forecasted demand from a stalled cold front over Texas, ERCOT may enter into emergency conditions this afternoon."

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New Texas-Based Venture Capital Fund Aimed At Energy Transition Launches, Names Retail Energy Exec As Advisor

A new Texas-based venture capital fund aimed at energy transition has named ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks Clarification Of Requirement To Present Utility's Charges To Customers

A retail energy supplier has sought clarification of ...

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Utilities Propose Changes To Default Service Auction Dates, Product Term Lengths To Reflect Revised PJM Capacity Auction Schedule

A group of EDCs have petitioned ...

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Update: New York ESCOs Formally Seek Technical Conference On Reset Order Implementation, Including Remaining Questions On Defining Small Commercial Customers, Fixed Price Cap

The New York State Retail Choice Coalition (“Coalition”) formally requested that the New York Department of Public Service Staff hold a meeting and provide a guidance document clarifying the requirements of the new rules and revisions to the Uniform Business Practices adopted under the December 12, 2019 retail market reset order.

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University Selects Retail Electric Supplier

A university has selected ...

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TEPA Reaffirms Support, Underscores Advantages of Competitive Energy Markets

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) today reaffirmed its support of competitive energy markets, "and highlighted the advantages they offer residential and commercial customers."

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April 12, 2021

Prosumer-Focused Retail Energy Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A retail energy supplier which emphasizes a prosumer business model has applied for ...

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Renewable Energy Developer Launching Retail Supplier, Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A renewable energy developer has applied for a Texas REP certificate

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International Energy Marketer Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The subsidiary of an international energy marketer has applied for ...

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Texas Gov. Makes Another Appointment To Texas PUC, To Be Chair

During Confirmation Hearing, Earlier PUC Nominee McAdams "Agrees" Extended $9,000 Pricing Was Wrong

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed ...

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TC Energy Issues RFI For Electricity Supply In ERCOT, MISO

TC Energy Corporation announced today that it is seeking, through the issuance of a Request for Information (RFI), to identify potential contract and/or investment opportunities in ...

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April 9, 2021

PSC Stays Recent Order Which Had Required Retail Supplier To Return Customers Enrolled Via Telesales To Default Service

In Seeking Stay, Supplier Said That PSC's Order Could Have Caused Supplier's Financing To Be Withdrawn

A PSC has granted a stay of its recent order which had ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Book Of Customers

A Texas retail electric provider has acquired a book of customers from ...

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April 8, 2021

Retail Supplier Reports Departure Of COO

A retail supplier announced ...

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Texas PUC, In Rule 11 Agreement, Says It Has Not Prejudged Or Made A Final Decision On Whether To Re-price ERCOT Market; Parties May Continue ERCOT ADR Process

The Public Utility Commission of Texas recently entered into a Rule 11 agreement with Luminant Energy Company LLC in which both parties agreed that, among other things, "The PUC has not prejudged or made a final decision on whether to reprice," the ERCOT market during any period of the recent weather event.

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New York ESCOs Seek Further Extension For Compliance With New Mass Market Pricing & Product Limits

Will Seek Technical Conference On Implementation, Including Remaining Questions On Defining Small Commercial Customers

The New York Retail Choice Coalition (the 'Coalition' or 'NYRCC') requested from the New York PSC a ...

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April 7, 2021

 

Shell Acquires Texas Retail Electric Provider

Shell has acquired ...

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Texas PUC To Remove Fuel Index From ERCOT Low Offer Cap, Will Wait On Potential Further Changes

During an open meeting today, Texas PUC Chairman Arthur C. D'Andrea directed Staff to propose for publication a rule change under which the "50 times FIP [fuel index price]" provision in the scarcity pricing rule would be eliminated

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Shell Reports Amount Of Adverse Impact To Earnings From Texas Winter Event

Shell in a statement today said that ...

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Texas Energy Solutions Provider, Affiliate Of Texas REP, Names New Chief Revenue Officer

A Texas provider of microgrids and resiliency services has named ...

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Canadian Retail Supplier, Which Leverages Data Driven Model & Offers Portal Of Competing Offers, Expanding In U.S.

A Canadian retail supplier has registered as an ESCO in New York

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April 6, 2021

Retail Energy Supplier To Be Acquired By Private Equity Firm

A retail energy supplier is to be acquired by a PE firm

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Vistra Announces Earlier Retirement Of Power Plant

Vistra is today announcing ...

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Georgetown University Selects Retail Supplier Affiliate To Manage Energy System

Georgetown University has selected ...

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April 5, 2021

PPL Electric Utilities Calls For Restrictions On Introductory, Promotional & Teaser Rates From Retail Suppliers

PPL Says Over 26,000 Customers Of Retail Suppliers Paying Double The Default Service Rate

Residential Customers On Retail Supply Paid $97 Million More Than Default Service In One Year, PPL Says

Greg Dudkin, president of PPL Electric Utilities (PPL), had an op-ed published in the Allentown Morning Call in which he said, "We need restrictions around introductory, promotion and teaser rates," from competitive retail electric suppliers

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Retail Supplier Settles Lawsuit Which Had Sought Class Action Status

A retail supplier has settled ...

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Duquesne Light Residential, Small Commercial Default Supply Rates Increasing On June 1

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rates for the periods beginning June 1, 2021

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Luminant Withdraws Notification of Suspension of Operations For Generating Unit In ERCOT

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that ...

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Vistra, TXU Parent, Enters Upsized Loan Credit Agreement; Says Upsizing 'Prudent' In Light Of Winter Storm Uri

Vistra said in an 8-K filed on April 2 that it has entered into an upsized loan credit agreement.

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Update: Size Of Brilliant Energy Postpetition Financing Revealed

The trustee for Brilliant Energy on April 3 filed in a bankruptcy court its previously reported motion for postpetition financing in the form of a trustee-in-possession (TIP) multi-draw term loan facility

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April 2, 2021

Just Energy To Consider Potential Restructuring Alternatives, Names New Executive Chair To Oversee Efforts

Also Creates New Board Committee To Assess Any Government Actions Associated With Texas Extreme Weather Event

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced that ...

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At Least 18 Interested Parties Already Active In Brilliant Energy Sale Process

Brilliant Trustee Seeks Approval For Post-Petition Financing Facility

Trustee Re-engages Former Employees To Resume Customer Billing, Customer Service Backlog

During a status conference in the bankruptcy proceeding of Brilliant Energy, the bankruptcy trustee for the retail electric provider said that the sale process for the REP has attracted 18 interested parties thus far

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Texas House Considers Securitization Bill Which Could Be Broadly Open To Retail Electric Providers & Their Costs From Winter Storm, Other ERCOT Market Participants

During a meeting today, the Texas House State Affairs committee considered HB 4492, a securitization bill which could be expanded to include retail electric providers

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April 1, 2021

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Texas TDU Enters $400,000 Settlement To Resolve Alleged Disconnection For Non-Payment Violations

A TDU has entered into a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) under which ...

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Texas Retail Providers Renew Request For PUC To Rescind Disconnection For Non-Payment (DNP) Moratorium; Alternatively Seek Narrower Moratorium

The Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers (CCR) filed a pleading at the Texas PUC again urging the PUC to rescind its disconnection for non-payment (DNP) moratorium

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Attorney General Report Says Massachusetts Residents Lost $173 Million Through Competitive Electric Supply Contracts In Last Two Years

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey released a report that found, "in the last five years, individual residential customers who received their electricity from competitive suppliers paid $426 million more on their bills than they would have paid if they had stayed with their utility companies."

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Texas Governor Appoints Texas Legislative Veteran To Public Utility Commission Of Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed ...

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PSC Orders Retail Supplier To Return Customers Enrolled Via Specific Sales Channel To Default Service

Reverses ALJ's Finding Concerning Whether Wet Signature Required For Supplier's Inbound Telephonic Enrollments

A PSC ordered that ...

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Retail Supplier Launches As Green Choice Energy, Under Re-branding

A retail supplier has launched its re-branding as Green Choice Energy

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Texas Retail Provider Receives Approval To Use Trade Name "Watt Bro"

The Texas PUC granted a retail electric provider authorization to use new trade names

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Hull Street Energy Acquires Natural Gas-Fired Plant From Parent Of Retail Supplier

Hull Street Energy announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ...

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Updated: Statement From GB Power On PUCT Staff Petition To Revoke REP Certificate

A Texas retail electric provider has acquired ...

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March 31, 2021

 

New: Texas Retail Provider Acquires Customer Book

A Texas retail electric provider has acquired ...

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Update: New Mitsubishi Retail Energy Subsidiary Seeks Texas REP Certificate

Retail Market Vet Named President

An ultimate subsidiary of Mitsubishi applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Book Of Customers From REP Whose ERCOT Market Participant Status Was Terminated, But Avoided POLR Drop

Customers of a Texas retail electric provider have been transferred to ...

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Update: Texas Bill With TDU-Run Load Management Program Passes On Third Reading

(Earlier): Details Revealed For Texas TDU-Run Emergency Load Management Program (Adopted Amendment To House Weatherization Bill Which Is Pending 3rd Reading)

Text for an adopted amendment to HB 11, which as first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday would provide that TDUs may run an emergency load management program, has been posted

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Updated: Texas House Bill Banning Wholesale Indexed Products In Retail Electric Market Passes Third Reading

HB 16, the ban on residential wholesale indexed products, has been passed by the House on third reading without further amendment

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AEP Energy Announces 80 MW Solar Plant To Serve Its Retail Customers

AEP Energy has signed a 12-year agreement with ...

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March 30, 2021

 

Entrust Says ERCOT Material Breach Finding, POLR Drop Scuttled Sale Of Remaining Customer Book To Another Retail Provider (REP Named In Court Filing)

Price For Prior Book Sales To Rhythm, NRG Disclosed

Entrust Energy (and affiliates, collectively known as the Debtors) has filed with a bankruptcy court a declaration in support of its bankruptcy which provides certain information regarding Entrust activities leading up to, and after, the ERCOT winter event

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Another Texas Retail Electric Provider Enters Into Payment Plan With ERCOT Concerning Short-Paid Invoices

ERCOT announced that ...

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Utility Parent To Sell Texas Retail Provider (Without Brand Name), Or Wind Down REP, As Part Of Stipulation To Acquire Texas Utility

Stipulation For TDU's Parent Merger Includes Retail Rate Credit Implemented Through REPs

A unanimous stipulation has been filed with the Texas PUC that would approve, subject to various conditions, the merger of the parent of Texas-New Mexico Power and Avangrid

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Texas House Passes Bill To Ban Wholesale Indexed Products In Retail Electric Market

Weatherization Bill Amended To Include Commercial Demand Response Program, To Be Run By TDUs

The Texas House has passed, without amendment ...

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Texas Retail Provider, Already Subject To POLR Drop, Files For Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

A Texas REP has filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy

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Citing Further Opening Of State, Retail Suppliers Ask Pennsylvania PUC To Allow In-Person Marketing To Non-residential Customers, Without Appointment

The Retail Energy Supply Association petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a partial rescission of the Commission’s March 16, 2020 Emergency Order which generally prohibits in-person marketing (subject to exceptions later adopted by the PUC)

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Group Opposed To Texas-Style Retail Electric Choice Launches, Cites Winter Event In ERCOT; Launches Ads In Virginia

An organization known as Power for Tomorrow recently launched, and is a group opposed to electricity deregulation and in favor of a, "traditionally structured utility market."

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Retail Supplier Announces Goal To Invest $50 Million In Solar Projects By 2023

A retail energy supplier announced an investment goal of $50 million in solar energy by the end of 2023

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Retail Supplier Announces Sponsorship With Pittsburgh Penguins

A retail energy supplier announced a partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Texas PUC Further Elevates Focus On Enforcement By Appointing Head Of Enforcement Efforts

The Public Utility Commission of Texas announced that ...

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March 29, 2021

Updated: Texas Senate Passes Bill To Pay All Generation Based On "Actual Cost" During Emergencies

Details On Wholesale Index Product Ban, Other New REP Obligations

Bill Requires Intermittent Generation To Purchase "Replacement Power" & A/S

(Earlier): Texas Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Wholesale Index Plans

Text for the engrossed version of Texas bill SB 3 has been posted

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Draft Report: Over 83% Of Residential Customers With A Competitive Retail Supplier Were Charged A Rate In Excess Of A Utility's Default Service During Second Half Of 2020 (70% At Another EDC)

66% Of Retail Supplier Customers On Utility Bill Payment Arrangements Are Paying Greater Than Default Service

Over 14,000 Customers Remain On Supplier Variable Rates After Ban For New Customers

A regulator has released a draft annual report to the legislature on the state of electric competition

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New York ESCO Asks PSC To Allow Auto-renewals For Bundled Energy & Home Warranty Product

An ESCO asked the New York PSC to allow for automatic renewal without affirmative consent for bundled warranty products

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Poll: Only 24% Of Texans Support A Fee For Reserve Electricity Capacity (54% Oppose)

The majority of Texans do not support any fees for procuring reserve electricity capacity, according to a poll conducted by Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston in the aftermath of the recent winter storm

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Texas County Disputing UFE, Line Loss Charges From Retail Provider From Winter Event; Withholds Payment

Williamson County, Texas, has notified Cavallo Energy Texas LLC, its retail electric provider, of a good faith dispute involving what it alleged were inflated invoice charges for Transmission and Distribution Losses and UFE Fees during February 2021 weather event, and has asked for reissued invoices

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March 26, 2021

New York ESCO Expanding To New States

An ESCO has applied for ...

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Regulator's Staff Recommend Denying Retail Supplier's License Due To Several Personnel's Prior Roles At Supplier Which Exited Market With Unpaid RPS Obligations

Enforcement Staff of a regulator have recommended that ...

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Updated: Substitute Language For Broad Texas Energy Bill Released, Confirms Elimination Of Prior Variable Rate Plan (Narrowed To Wholesale Index Plans)

Term 'Small Commercial Customer' Not Defined; Bill Prohibits Wholesale Index Plans To Such Customers

Language Released On Bill's Proposal For Changes To ERCOT Energy, A/S Price Caps

Imposes Various New Requirements On Retail Providers

Committee substitute language for Texas bill SB 3, which as reported yesterday was reported out favorably, has been released

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Pennsylvania Utility Receives Approval To Accelerate Start Date For Standard Offer Program Changes Which Include Tripling Fee Charged To Retail Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a petition from ...

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RetailEnergyX: Warren Buffett's BHE Asking Texas Lawmakers To OK Building 10 GW Of Rate Regulated Generation In ERCOT As Emergency Reserve

 

 

Texas Retail Providers Urge PUC To Extend Time For Rehearing Of $9,000 Pricing Decisions, If Commission Does Not Act By Standard Deadline, To Allow Lawmakers To Further Address Issue

A Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers (CCR) filed comments in support of a motion, filed by Exelon Generation, for rehearing of the Texas PUC's decisions February 15 and 16, 2021 which had the effect of setting ERCOT energy market prices at $9,000 per MWh during the winter weather event

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Texas Senate Approves Amended Bill To Revise Composition Of Texas PUC

The Texas Senate has approved an amended version of ...

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PSC Directs Workgroup To Develop Plan To Implement Green Button Connect My Data

A PSC reconvened the Customer Impact Working Group ('CIWG') to resolve the issues raised by Pepco in a report concerning Green Button Connect My Data (CMD), and to develop a plan for implementing Green Button Connect My Data (CMD)

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Pa. Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Active Retail Supplier, Brokers

 

March 25, 2021

In Broad Energy Bill, Texas Committee Drops Language That Would Have Banned All Variable Rates, Narrows To Wholesale Index Products (But Includes Small C&I)

The Texas Senate Committee on Jurisprudence today reported favorably to the full Senate a committee substitute for SB 3, a broad-ranging energy bill that would have, as originally filed, banned all variable retail electric rates

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New Woman-Led Texas Retail Provider Receives Certificate, Names COO & VP, Sales

The Texas PUC granted an Option 1 retail electric provider certificate to ...

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Texas Retail Provider Negotiating To Enter Into Payment Plan With ERCOT, Asks PUC Not To Revoke Certificate

A Texas retail electric provider filed a letter with the Texas PUC stating ...

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ERCOT Releases New Seasonal Resource Adequacy Assessments Which Includes Review Of Extreme Scenarios; Identifies Low Risk For Outages

In releasing new Seasonal Assessments of Resource Adequacy (SARA), ERCOT announced today that, "Based on information provided by generation owners to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator anticipates there will be sufficient generation to meet the summer 2021 peak demand based on expected system conditions."

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PUC Approves $175,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a settlement between ...

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March 24, 2021

Texas Transmission Owner In ERCOT Discloses New Competitive Affiliate: Residential Energy Solutions, LLC

A Texas transmission owner in the ERCOT market has disclosed the creation of a new competitive affiliate in Texas: Residential Energy Solutions, LLC

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Updated with Statement from Just Energy

PUC Directs Retail Supplier Undergoing Reorganization Under Bankruptcy Code To Report On Ability To Serve Existing Customers, Enroll New Customers, Meet Collateral Obligations

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order to ...

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PUC Approves $100,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

PUC Commissioner Says Lack Of Quality Assurance By Suppliers May Be Inferred As Speaking To Supplier's Technical Competence (Or Lack Thereof) For Continued Licensure

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopted without modification a stipulation between ...

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CPower Announces New Executive Hires To Extend Distributed Energy Resource Strategy, Includes Retail Market Vets, Former Regulator

CPower Energy Management ("CPower") announced six new executive hires to extend its distributed energy resource (DER) strategy

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RetailEnergyX:
Former Pa. PUC Chair Cawley Recommends Banning, Or Reducing Reliance On, Door-to-Door Sales, In Retail Electric Market Enhancements
    --- Favors Utility Exit From Default Service; SCB

 

 

Updated: Reported-Out Committee Substitute For Texas House Bill Banning Wholesale Index Plans Published

The text of a committee substitute for Texas HB 16, which as previously reported was reported favorably by the Texas House State Affairs committee, has now been published

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Texas Retail Provider Relinquishing Certificate After Book Sale, Weather Event

A REP filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its REP certificate

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Nucor Selects Provider For Renewable Energy In Texas

Nucor Corporation announced today that it has signed a ...

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March 23, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Stresses "Speed" In Sale Process For Brilliant Energy, Cites "Fragile" Asset Base

A federal bankruptcy judge has told a trustee leading Brilliant Energy's Chapter 7 bankruptcy that "speed is key" in a sales process meant to preserve any value in Brilliant Energy's assets

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TXU Launches New Plan With "Automatic Savings for Electric Vehicle Owners"

Also Offering To Pay Up To $150 In Termination Fees For New Customers Leaving Other REPs

TXU Energy announced the launch of TXU Energy EV Pass, which is described as, "the company's first plan designed specifically for electric vehicle owners," and which, "gives customers 50% off all energy charges every weeknight and all weekend long – providing automatic bill credits at times when customers are normally charging their vehicles."

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TEAM Renews Call For PUC To Re-Price ERCOT Market Consistent With PUC's Emergency Order, Says 30-Day Deadline Only Applies To ERCOT Staff, Not PUC Or Lawmakers

The Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM) in a new filing with the Texas PUC renewed its request for the PUC, "to enforce its February 16 emergency order ('Order') and protect Texas customers and their electricity suppliers from unauthorized $9,000/MWh pricing and the associated administrative adders on February 18 and 19," as TEAM said that a 30-day deadline for price corrections only applies to those initiated by ERCOT Staff, and does not bind the PUC, Legislature, or Governor

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Just Energy Commences Trading On The OTC Pink Market

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced that it will commence trading on the OTC Pink Market as of today’s date under the ticker symbol ...

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Texas Senate Committee Advances Bill To Revise Composition Of Texas PUC

The Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee has reported favorably without amendments SB 2154, which would change the composition of the Texas PUC

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March 22, 2021

ERCOT Said To Have Revoked Another Retail Electric Provider's Market Participation Rights, Breach Allegedly Not Cured

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a petition to revoke the retail electric provider (REP) certificate of ...

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As New COO

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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Retail Energy Supply Association Issues Report Finding Massachusetts Residents Can Save 9% or More with Electric Choice

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today published a report's findings on competitive retail electric choice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Texas Industrials Propose Replacing Existing Low Offer Cap In ERCOT With Event-Specific "Circuit Breaker" Mechanism

Vistra Proposes Increasing LCAP To Greater Of $4,500/MWh Or 50x Fuel Index For Rest Of 2021

In comments at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) has proposed replacing the low system-wide offer cap (LCAP) in ERCOT with an event-specific circuit breaker mechanism

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Retail Supplier Names New Senior Director, Risk Management

A retail supplier has named ...

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Hunt Company Announces New Energy Storage Venture For ERCOT Market

Hunt Energy Network announced it has formed a new venture, in collaboration with Manulife Investment Management, that will actively participate in the energy storage space within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

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Retail Supplier Named Exclusive Energy Supply Company Of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

A retail energy supplier announced a partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF)

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Constellation Selected By State To Source Solar Power For 400+ Accounts, Will Support Developer's 191 MW Offsite Project

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania announced that it has awarded electricity accounts located throughout the state of Pennsylvania to Constellation, which in turn has executed ...

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ESCO Newly Seeks To Serve Low-Income Customers In New York

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for a waiver to allow it to serve low-income customers under a guaranteed savings program

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March 19, 2021

Texas Concierge Electricity Shopping Service Acquired By Clean Energy Tech Company

A Texas concierge electricity shopping service has been acquired by ...

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Texas House Committee Reports Favorably Bill To Ban Wholesale Index Products

Rep. King Asks Whether Fixed Rate Rollovers Onto High "Index" Rates Need To Be Addressed

The Texas House State Affairs committee reported favorably a substitute for HB 16

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Texas Supreme Court Dismisses Interlocutory Case Over ERCOT Sovereign Immunity As Moot Due To Trial Court Rendering Final Judgment, Separate Appeal

The Supreme Court of Texas, in a 5-4 decision, has dismissed a case, brought on an interlocutory basis, concerning the question of ERCOT's sovereign immunity, as the Supreme Court found that the final judgment by a lower court rendered the interlocutory question moot, and that the proper avenue is an appeal of such final judgment (which has already occurred and is pending)

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Just Energy Enters Into Support Agreement With Its Senior Lenders; Receives Extension of Protection Under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

Winding Down German Business

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the 'Court') has, among other things, extended the Company’s protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the 'CCAA') to June 4, 2021 (the 'Stay Extension').

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March 18, 2021

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls On Gov. Abbott To Order Texas PUC To Correct ERCOT Prices; Or Direct That Prices Are Under Investigation

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today called on Gov. Greg Abbott to order the Public Utility Commission of Texas to "correct" ERCOT prices for the period beginning 11:55 p.m., February 17, 2021, and ending 9 a.m., February 19, 2021

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Exelon Seeks Rehearing Of Texas PUC Orders In Order To Mitigate Uplift Impact On Non-Defaulting Market Participants

Exelon has sought rehearing of two Texas PUC orders, which Exelon alleged were not adopted in a lawful manner, in order to mitigate any uplift impacts arising from the Commission’s order

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Retail Supplier To Pay $250,000 Under Settlement With PSC Staff

Settlement Also Includes Customer Refunds, Changes In Sales Practices

A retail supplier would pay a civil penalty of $250,000 as part of a settlement with Staff of ...

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Retail Energy Supplier Acquires Software Platform

A retail supplier has acquired ...

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PSC Staff Files Complaint Against Retail Supplier, Seeks Show Cause Order On License Revocation or Suspension

Recommends Supplier's Existing Customers Be Returned To SOS Unless "Signed" Contract Obtained

The Staff of a Public Service Commission filed a complaint against ...

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PPL To Acquire U.S. Utility With Electric, Natural Gas Choice Programs

PPL Says Acquisition Positions Company To Invest In Sustainable Energy Solutions, "Eager" To Assist In State's Decarbonization Goals

PPL Corporation announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its U.K. utility business, Western Power Distribution (WPD), to National Grid plc for £7.8 billion and, in a separate transaction, to acquire National Grid's Rhode Island utility business, The Narragansett Electric Company, for ...

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ERCOT Re-pricing Bill Read First Time In Texas House, Referred To Committee

Today, the Texas House of Representatives read for a first time, and referred to ...

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Tenaska Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Tenaska Power Management, LLC applied for ...

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Biosciences Company Selects Retail Supplier Affiliate For Rooftop Solar Installations

The affiliate of a retail supplier has completed two rooftop solar installations for ...

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Retail Supplier Enters Settlement Concerning Late RPS Filing

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement with ...

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March 17, 2021

 

ERCOT To Seek Price Correction For Feb. 15 That Would Raise Price Adder By Up To $1,200 per MWh

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that it would seek board approval for a price "correction" for Feb. 15, with ERCOT stating that the change to the Real-Time On-Line Reliability Deployment Price Adder that results from correcting the "errors" ranges from an increase of $0.01/MWh to an increase of $1,241.68/MWh, with an average increase of $58.36/MWh.

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Brilliant Energy Receives Authority To Continue Operations During Ch. 7, Time May Allow Sale Process To Be Conducted

A bankruptcy judge has granted Brilliant Energy LLC, under a bankruptcy trustee, the ability to continue to operate under a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing

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Hearing Officer Orders Development Of Straw Proposal For Calculation Of Monthly Wholesale Index Cost For Use In Comparison To Retail Supplier Variable Rate Offerings

Directs Regulator's Staff To Develop Straw Proposal On Appropriate Retail Supplier Products For Low-Income Customers

Proposal For Variable Rate Contract Disclosures, Rate Change Notices To Be Developed

A Massachusetts DPU hearing officer issued directives to retail energy suppliers and DPU Staff to develop straw proposals regarding various Tier Two initiatives in the DPU's ongoing retail energy markets investigation (DPU 19-07)

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National Grid Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates To Decrease 20%

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electricity basic service rates for the period beginning May 1, 2021.

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TXU Submits Further Request Relating To Increase In Customers It Is Willing To Serve As Volunteer POLR

The Manager of Licensing and Compliance for the Texas PUC's Customer Protection Division issued a memo stating, "On March 17, TXU Energy Retail Company LLC (TXU) filed a request to increase the number of ESI IDs that it is willing to serve as a VREP [voluntary POLR]."

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NRG Now Estimates $750 Million Loss From Winter Storm Uri; Withdraws Prior Financial Guidance

NRG Still Sees Opportunity To Get Additional Retail Customers

NRG Energy, Inc. today announced the Company is providing an interim financial impact update, "reflecting the unprecedented effect on the ERCOT system and settlement data from the winter storm."

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Texas Attorney General Says ERCOT Re-pricing Within PUC's Authority, Does Not Raise Constitutional Concerns If Action Furthers A Compelling Public Interest

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion finding that re-pricing the ERCOT market is within the Texas PUC's authority and does not raise constitutional concerns if such action furthers a compelling public interest

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March 16, 2021 --- Update #4, 10:55 pm ET

 

Texas PUC Chair Submits Resignation (Effective Upon Appointment Of Successor), After Request From Gov. Abbott

Texas PUC Chair Arthur D'Andrea has submitted his resignation from the PUC, effective immediately upon the appointment of his successor.

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Update #2, 7:00pm ET
Wholesale Provider Seeks Court Order Converting Brilliant Energy's Bankruptcy From Ch. 7 to Ch. 11, Appointment Of Trustee To Initiate Sale Process Of Customer Book

Pegs Market Value Of Customer Book At $6-12 Million

(Earlier): Texas Retail Electric Provider Brilliant Energy Files For Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)

Brilliant Energy has filed on March 16 a voluntary Chapter 7 petition for bankruptcy

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Lt. Gov. Says Texas House Won't Take Up Bill Requiring Re-pricing Of ERCOT Market

Texas House Speaker Says Continued ERCOT Pricing At $9,000 Was Not An "Error"

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Senators during session today that he received a statement from Speaker of the House of Representatives Dade Phelan that Patrick said informed the Senate that the House will not take up SB 2142, a bill passed by the Senate that would order the PUC to re-price ERCOT wholesale power and ancillary services prices for the period beginning 11:55 p.m., February 17, 2021, and ending 9 a.m., February 19, 2021

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Notice of Violation Would Require Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To Default Service, Impose $1.5 Million Fine

Alleges Supplier's Agent Conducted Door-to-Door Marketing During Prohibition On Such Marketing During Pandemic

A regulator issued a notice of violation to a retail supplier, alleging that a vendor of the supplier violated an order prohibiting door-to door marketing during the pandemic

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Mitsubishi Subsidiary Creates New Retail Energy Company In U.S.

A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation has create a new retail energy company

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Utility Seeks To Maintain Current POR Discount Rates, Saying Change Under Normal Formula Would Result In Higher Than Normal Payments To Retail Suppliers Due To Shut-off Moratoriums

Another Utility Files Negative POR Discount Rate For Residential Service

A utility has filed proposed purchase of receivables discount rates with the EDC seeking to maintain the current level of POR discount rates because it says that a shut-off moratorium would otherwise artificially increase payments to retail suppliers under POR

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Regulator's Staff Says Required Rate Increase Notice Applies To All Contracts, Not Just Variable Rates

Offers Guidance On Timing Of Notice

In response to an inquiry from a retail supplier, a regulator's Enforcement office said that a required form that suppliers must send notifying customers of a rate increase of at least 25% applies to all residential contracts, not just variable rate contracts.

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Update: Texas AG Paxton Announces Forgiveness of $29 Million in Electric Bills for 24,000 Texans After Suing Griddy Energy, LLC

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement in response to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Griddy Energy, LLC:

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Tenaska Proposes Amendment To Texas Re-pricing Bill To Address Ability Of ERCOT To Recoup Monies From Entities Already Paid By QSEs

Tenaska has proposed an amendment to the ERCOT re-pricing bill, SB 2142, recently passed by the Senate to address the ability of ERCOT to recoup money from entities who were already paid by QSEs

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Texas Lieutenant Governor Seeks Attorney General Opinion On Authority Of Texas PUC To Issue Orders Affecting Wholesale Pricing

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has formally asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for a legal opinion on the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to issue orders affecting pricing for the wholesale electricity market and ancillary services

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Demand Response, DER Management Provider Names Former FERC Chair As Chief Regulatory Officer

A former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has joined ...

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Just Energy Provides Update On Listing Of Its Shares

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced that ...

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Uber, MilliporeSigma, Others Enter Aggregation To Purchase Electricity Supply From Texas Wind Project

MilliporeSigma, Akamai Technologies, Inc., Synopsys, and Uber signed power purchase agreements with ...

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March 15, 2021

Texas Senate Approves Bill To Re-Price ERCOT Energy, Ancillary Services Prices

The Texas Senate has approved SB 2142, a new bill just filed today, that would order the PUC to re-price ERCOT wholesale power and ancillary services prices for the period beginning 11:55 p.m., February 17, 2021, and ending 9 a.m., February 19, 2021

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Griddy Energy Files For Chapter 11 Protection

Seeks Court Authority To Release Customers From Outstanding Bills

Griddy Energy LLC ("Griddy" or the "Company") announced today that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the Southern District of Texas, together with a proposed plan of reorganization -- a feature of which is to give releases to former customers with unpaid electricity bills.

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Texas Bill Would Require Plan For Re-regulation Of Electricity Sales, Production

Other Bills Would Require REPs To "Waive" Bill Increases During Emergencies; Require That "Target" ERCOT Reserve Margin Be "Achieved"

A Texas bill would require development of a plan for re-regulation of the electric industry

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Default Service Adder Would Be Set At Zero In Utility's Rate Case Stipulation

Utility To Work With Consumer Advocate On Displaying, On Shopping Customers' Bills, Price Comparison; Calculation Of Savings Available Under Default Service

Utility Withdraws New Language Regarding Ability To Suspend Consolidated Billing For Retail Suppliers "Not Following" State Regulations

Utility Withdraws Proposed New Demand-Side Management Programs Meant To Position EDC In "A More Traditional Utility Role"

As part of a new stipulation in a rate case, AEP Ohio has agreed to set amounts for a default service adder in its tariff at zero.

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March 12, 2021 --- Update #3 9:15 pm ET

 

Texas Retail Provider Acquires Book Of Customers From Energy Monger

Texas retail electric provider Energy Monger informed customers that their contracts are being transitioned to ...

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Texas Gov. Says PUC Can't Re-price ERCOT Market; Only Legislature Can Provide Relief Sought By Lt. Gov.

In response to further calls from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick that the Texas PUC should re-price the ERCOT market due to what Patrick says are "errors" in the pricing during the winter weather event, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that the PUC is not able to provide Patrick's sought relief.

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Texas Bill Would Cap Retail, Wholesale Electric Rates During Emergencies, Expand Disconnection Protections

SB 1690 has been filed in the Texas Senate which would, through amendments to PURA Chapter 36, cap retail and wholesale electric rates during declared emergencies, and also expand disconnection protections

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Exelon, Others Allege That Texas PUC's Orders Setting Prices At $9,000 Exceeded Commission's Authority, Adopted Under "Unlawful" Process

Texas REP Says PUC Should Assign Any Market Uplift To Generators

Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) moved for rehearing of the Texas PUC's orders from February 15 and 16, 2021 which had the effect of setting ERCOT energy market prices at $9,000 per MWh during the winter weather event

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Power Trader Says "Facts" Support Texas PUC's Prior Order That Retroactively Raised Prices To Cap For Operating Day February 15

Adam Sinn, of Aspire Power Ventures, LP, filed a letter with the Texas PUC stating that, "I believe that an objective review of the relevant facts supports the Commission’s February 15th Order that retroactively raised prices to the cap for operating day February 15 and maintaining those prices at the cap until the expiration of the EEA3 status on February 19, or whenever it is determined that both industrial and residential load shedding ceased."

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Updated:
Securitization Under New Texas Bill Would Only Be Used For ERCOT Uplift

Earlier: Texas Sen. Hancock Announces Bill That Provides, "Securitization Pathway For ERCOT Participants"

Slate Of Bills Includes Ban On Real-time Wholesale Pass-Through Retail Electric Products

Texas State Sen. Kelly Hancock, Chair of the Business & Commerce Committee, announced a series of bills to address the winter weather event, including SB 1757, which is described as follows: "Protects ratepayers by establishing a securitization pathway for ERCOT participants"

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Company Announces Divestment Of Texas Retail Energy Business

A company announced that it has divested its Texas retail energy subsidiary.

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CPS Energy Files Lawsuit Against ERCOT Over Prices

CPS Energy announced that it filed suit against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in Bexar County District Court in what CPS described as a move, "to protect its customers from excessive, illegitimate and illegal prices."

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Texas PUC Extends Deadline To File Invoice, Settlement Disputes At ERCOT

The Texas PUC adopted an order which directs ERCOT to extend certain deadlines in, and grants an exception to, relevant sections of the ERCOT Nodal Protocols to grant more time for market participants to file a dispute of invoice and settlement statements

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March 11, 2021

Texas PUC Chair: Weather Event An "Unusual Circumstance", But Not One For Which Legal Authority Exists For PUC To Re-price Market

Lt. Gov. Cites ERCOT Protocol Allowing Suspension Of Settlements Due To, "Unusual Circumstances"

PUC Chair: "Market Was Killing People"

During a hearing of the Texas Committee on Jurisprudence, Texas PUC Chairman Arthur C. D'Andrea agreed that the ERCOT weather event was an, "unusual circumstance," but maintained that continued pricing at the $9,000 cap after residential load shed ended was not a "mistake", and that a cited section of the ERCOT Nodal Protocols does not empower the PUC to change the prior prices

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State Moves To Allow By-Appointment, Non-residential In-Person Marketing To Resume

Staff of a state regulator have filed a motion to allow all retail electric and natural gas suppliers to conduct both in-store solicitations and appointment-based non-residential customer solicitations

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Gas South Announces Additions To Senior Leadership Team, Including VP Sales; Chief Legal Officer

Gas South announced two additions to its leadership team

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Texas PUC Names Director Of ERCOT, Inc. Accountability; Also Announces Former ERCOT COO To Serve As Consultant

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today named Adrianne Brandt the agency’s new Director of ERCOT, Inc. Accountability and charged her with enhancing the PUC’s oversight of the grid operator and market manager.

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Talen Energy Retail Supplier Will No Longer Pursue New Business

Talen Energy has announced that ...

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Texas PUC Chair: Re-Pricing Would "Bail Out" Retail Electric Providers, But Not Help Customers

Says Focus Should Be On Helping Co-Ops On "Back End"

PUC Chair Had Questioned ERCOT CEO Why $9,000 Administrative Prices Extended After ERCOT Instructed TDUs To Restore Residential Load

PUC Chair On IMM: "They're Not Lawyers"

IMM Revises Amount Of Alleged "Error" To Be $5.1 Billion (Takes Into Account Netting, Day-Ahead Positions)

PUC Chair: Will Launch Greater Customer Education On REP Pricing, Rate Increases To Sticky Customers -- "Don't Let Your REP Frog Boil You"

During a Texas House State Affairs committee hearing, Texas PUC Chairman Arthur C. D'Andrea said that re-pricing of the ERCOT market would be a "bail out" of retail electric providers that would not provide rate relief to REP customers.

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Start-up Texas Retail Electric Provider Receives REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Updated: Further Details On Number Of Customers Dropped To SOS Due To Default Of Entrust Energy East

Entrust Energy East disclosed that ...

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Chicago's McCormick Place Selects Retail Supplier For Multi-Year Agreement

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into a three-year partnership with Chicago's Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) to provide 100% renewable electricity to McCormick Place, a convention facility

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Genie Energy Suspending Dividend Due To Impact From Texas Weather Event

Undertaking Strategic Evaluation Of Its International Investment Businesses

Reports Record Full-Year Adjusted EBITDA From U.S. Retail Energy Supply Business

Genie Energy Ltd. announced that it has suspended its dividend as part of an effort to rebuild its cash position in the aftermath of the Texas weather event

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March 10, 2021

Texas PUC Staff Identify Review Of Retail Market Customer Protection Rules, With Emphasis On Disclosures & Potential Protections Specific To Emergency Conditions, As Part Of Several Focus Areas To Address In Response To Weather Event

Staff of the Texas PUC in a memo to the Commission identified eight "key focus areas" as a "road map" for Commission work in response to the February 2021 Winter Weather Event

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Just Energy Announces Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange Have Commenced Delisting Proceedings

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced that it has received notice from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the 'TSX') that a meeting of the Continued Listing Committee of the TSX is scheduled to be held on March 15, 2021 to consider whether or not to delist the securities of the Company from the TSX.

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Texas Governor Names ERCOT "Billing Error" Correction As Emergency Item For Legislative Session

28 State Senators Ask PUC To Correct Prices

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared the, "correction of any billing errors related to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)," as an emergency item for the 87th Legislative Session.

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Maryland PSC Approves Supplier Consolidated Billing Regulations

The Maryland PSC today, in a 4-1 vote, approved regulations to implement and govern supplier consolidated billing (SCB) for electricity and natural gas.

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PUC Commissioner Warns Retail Suppliers Against Raising Rates To Bolster Financial Condition Due To Problems In Other Markets

A PUC Commissioner warned retail suppliers against raising rates to customers in his state to provide revenues and bolster their financial condition to compensate for financial difficulties the supplier may have encountered in other markets

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Texas Retail Provider: "Volatile And Enormous" UFE Charges From ERCOT Related To Weather Event Could Spell "Life Or Death" For Market Participants

Says UFE Should Be Audited By IMM Before Being Invoiced

Also Says Other ERCOT Invoices & Uplifts Should Be Frozen Until Unoccupied Leadership Positions At ERCOT & PUC Are Filled, Reviewed By IMM

Texpo Power LP d/b/a Texpo Energy filed further comments at the Texas PUC concerning ERCOT invoices resulting from the recent weather event, drawing attention to, in particular, concerns about Unaccounted for Energy (UFE) calculations by ERCOT

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Texas Bill Would Require Standard Application For Use By Customer Applying To Become Customer Of A Retail Provider

Bill Would Require REPs To Offer Residential Demand Response Programs, Mandated Reductions In Demand

Bill Would Require PUC To Post Information Allowing Comparison Of REPs' Rates For Purchase Of Surplus Distributed Generation

Various Bills Would Regulate REP Rates, Products

Several additional bills impacting the Texas energy market have been filed at the Texas legislature

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Noting That Re-pricing Of ERCOT Market Appears To Be "Moving Forward", Tenaska Recommends "Partial Standstill" Directive To QSEs Concerning Payouts To QSE Customers, To Allow ERCOT To Retrieve Amounts Due To Any Re-pricing

Tenaska Energy, Inc. filed comments at the Texas PUC and to Chairman Arthur D'Andrea suggesting measures that the PUC could undertake to reduce certain risks associated with re-pricing, as Tenaska stated that, "We understand that repricing consistent with the Independent Market Monitor's recommendation appears to be moving forward, either through a PUCT order or through legislation."

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Shannon K. McClendon Elected To ERCOT Board Representing Independent REP Segment

Shannon K. McClendon has been elected to be the ERCOT Board member for the independent retail electric provider (REPs) segment.

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Updated: Alliance Power Company Has Paid The Invoices

(3/9): New Retail Electric Provider Listed In Latest ERCOT Short-Pay Notice

ERCOT issued a short payment notice related to Settlement Invoices due for payout on March 9, 2021

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March 9, 2021 --- Update #3, 7:15 pm ET

ERCOT Initiates Another Mass Transition Of Customers To POLRs

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, ERCOT revoked all rights of ...

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Update #2
Just Energy Receives Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Protection in U.S.; Judge Asserts Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Any Relief Sought By Governmental Entity Seeking To Take Action Against Just Energy Licenses Due To Bankruptcy Petition

(Earlier): Just Energy Seeks Bankruptcy Protection, Arranges $125 Million Debtor In Possession Financing

Utility Had Sought To Prohibit Just Energy From Enrolling New Customers; Court Stays Regulator's Authority To Grant Such Request

A Texas REP is seeking protection under the Bankruptcy Code in the United States

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ERCOT Implementing New System Stress Scenarios, Other Changes In Seasonal Assessments of Resource Adequacy, Postpones Summer Preliminary SARA

ERCOT said in a market notice that the release date for the Final Spring and Preliminary Summer "Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy" (SARA) reports has been changed

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Texas Bill Would Cap Wholesale Energy Prices During, After Disasters

Texas Bill Would Require Express Consent For Rollover From Fixed To Variable Rate

Texas Bill Would Expand Periods Of Time When Disconnections Are Prohibited

Texas Bill Would Authorize Utilities In ERCOT To Construct Facilities To Purchase Power Outside Of ERCOT

Several additional bills impacting the Texas energy market have been filed at the Texas legislature

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Exelon's Broker Breakerbox Moves To Serve Residential Customers

Breakerbox, LLC, Exelon's energy broker/consultant, has filed an amended broker registration

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Transparent Energy Names New VP To Lead New Push To Cater To State, Regional, and National Associations

Transparent Energy, which specializes in offering auction-based energy procurement services, has named ...

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On-Site Generation Provider Says It Has Entered Into $150 Million Agreement With Parent Of Retail Supplier

A provider of on-site power generation technology for commercial and industrial buildings, utilities, and microgrids, said that it has entered a $150 million agreement with ...

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March 8, 2021

Texas PUC Announces Resignation Of Commissioner Botkin

Texas PUC Commissioner Shelly Botkin has resigned her role with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, effective ...

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ERCOT Reports Entities Which Have Paid Prior Short Payments, Provides Update On Aggregate Short Pay Amount

ERCOT said that the following short-paying Invoice Recipients have, to date, paid amounts owed:

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Litigants Seek Order Preventing Griddy From Engaging In Further Automatic Debits From Customers Bank Accounts, Cards

Attorneys pursuing a class action claim on behalf of almost 30,000 customers of Griddy announced that they, "have filed a motion to prevent the electricity provider from tampering with any internal documentation or physical evidence stemming from the February winter storm in Texas."

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Speaker Of Texas House Includes Prohibition On "Wholesale Indexed Product" Electric Plans As Priority Legislative Reform

Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan has announced seven priority bills meant to address electricity industry reform, as part of a "first phase" of addressing the recent winter weather event

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Texas Retail Provider Initially Tells Residential Customers It Is Passing On Higher Ancillary Service Costs To Customers On Fixed Rate Contracts

A Texas retail electric provider initially informed Texas residential electric customers on fixed rate contracts that, "non-energy costs such as ancillary charges billed by ERCOT and your local utility, are not fixed and are passed through on your bill."

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Texas Lt. Gov. Calls On ERCOT To Re-Price Energy Prices, Ancillary Services

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on March 8 called on the Texas PUC and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), "to correct the emergency pricing error that continued after the power shortage had ended and the major threat to the Texas grid had passed."

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Texas Electric Broker Asks PUC To Work With State Agencies To Cap Sales, Other Taxes Levied On Massive Power Bills Reflecting Wholesale Pricing From Winter Weather Event

A broker filed a request at the Texas PUC asking that the PUC work with the appropriate state entities and implement a cap on the amount of state sales tax, gross receipts tax ("GRT"), and the Public Utility Commission Assessment fee ("PUCA") that can be assessed to customers who were exposed to market-based prices for the month of February 2021.

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Texas Attorney General Now Investigating Natural Gas Price Increases, Issues Interrogatories To ICE On Transactions, Sellers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. which the AG's office said is, "a natural gas exchange that saw massive price increases during the February winter storm that swept through Texas."

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Genie Energy Estimates Preliminary Impact of Winter Storm Uri in Texas, Notes Sufficient Liquidity

Discloses Texas Customer Count

Genie Energy today provided additional information on the financial impact to the company of Winter Storm Uri, which impacted the Texas electricity market in mid-February 2021.

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FirstEnergy Names New CEO

FirstEnergy Corp., the ultimate parent of electricity broker FirstEnergy Advisors (FirstEnergy Home) and several distribution utilities, announced that ...

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March 5, 2021

Vistra Submits "Ideas" For Policy Response Options Addressing ERCOT Weather Event:

-- Increase Financial Requirements For Retail Providers

-- "Restrict" Griddy-style Indexed Rates For Mass Market

-- Require Munis, Co-ops To Introduce Retail Choice As Condition Of Any Socialized Financial Assistance

-- Forward Resource Adequacy Procurement

Vistra Corp. has shared with Texas lawmakers, "ideas that should be considered to address the impacts of the mid-February storm."

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ERCOT Issues Short-Pay Notice For Invoices Paid Out 3/5, Erroneously Lists REP Affiliate As Short Paying; REP Affiliate Has Not Short Paid An Invoice

ERCOT issued a short payment notice related to Settlement Invoices due for payout on March 5, 2021

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Texas PUC Won't Re-price Energy Prices From Weather Event, Still Considering Ancillary Service Prices

The Texas PUC today decided not to re-price ...

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Texas Bill Would Ban Variable, Indexed Electric Rates

Another Bill Would Require Express Consent For Variable Rate Contract, Seemingly Bans Rollovers To Variable Rates

A bill, HB 2808, has been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives to ban variable and indexed electric rates

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Texas Bill Would Provide For One-Time Cash Payments To Customers Of Retail Electric Providers, Via REPs

A bill has been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives (HB 2828) that would provide one-time cash payments from state funds to customers of retail electric providers and other LSEs

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Texas Bills Would Allow Customers To Directly Contract With Demand Response Providers (No REP Intermediary)

Several Texas bills have been introduced which would allow a customer to provide demand response in ERCOT by contracting directly with a demand response provider, rather than through a retail electric provider

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Customers Begin Receiving Refunds As Part Of $10 Million Settlement With Retail Supplier

An Attorney General announced today that customers of a competitive retail electric supplier are beginning to receive restitution payments

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Texas PUC Formally Allows REPs To Resume Late Fee Charges, Won't Lift Disconnect For Non-Pay Moratorium At This Time

During today's open meeting, the Texas PUC said that the current prohibition on REPs issuing disconnect for non-pay (DNP) order will remain in place

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Texas PUC Working On Extending Settlement Invoice Dispute Timelines At ERCOT

During today's open meeting, the Texas PUC said that it is working on the issue of extending the settlement invoice dispute timelines at ERCOT, though no formal action was taken at the meeting

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Texas PUC Chair: "Capacity Market Would Not Have Helped Us" In Winter Weather Event

During today's open meeting, in response to a public comment about the recent weather event and outages, Texas PUC Chairman Arthur C. D'Andrea said ...

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Texas PUC Directs TDUs To Take Actions Concerning Demand Reading, Charges To REPs & Customers From Weather Event Cold Load Pickup (Cancels/Rebills)

In response to a petition from the ERCOT TDUs, the Texas PUC issued an order directing TDUs to take certain actions to mitigate demand charges and related issues that customers would otherwise incur due to cold load pickup at the time of service restoration from the winter weather event

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March 4, 2021

Retail Provider Says PUC Should Bar Any REP Short Paying ERCOT From Enrolling New Customers

Alleges One Well Known REP (By Name) Currently Active On Power To Choose, "Is Or May Soon Be Insolvent"

Disputes ERCOT's Ability To Pass-Through Unpaid Amounts From Munis, Co-ops To REPs As Uplift

Says Private Right Of Action Should Be Allowed For Wholesale Market Manipulation Claims Urges That Retail Choice Be Implemented For Natural Gas In Texas

A REP filed a letter with the Texas PUC stating that, "any REP who short pays ERCOT, with or without Commission approval, should be barred from enrolling any new customers in Texas for any and all periods during which (a) the REP is insolvent; (b) the REP owes past due invoices issued by ERCOT; or (c) the REP is opting or requesting to withhold money owed to ERCOT while they are disputing ERCOT invoices."

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Retail Energy Supply Association Hosting Complimentary Webinar On Pennsylvania Retail Choice (March 9); 25th Anniversary & Future Retail Market Initiatives

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), noting the 25-year anniversary of retail energy choice in Pennsylvania, will be hosting a webinar on March 9 that will focus on several aspects of the retail choice program over its 25-year journey in Pennsylvania, including a discussion of future retail market initiatives

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ERCOT Identifies Generating Units Which Experienced Outages, Derates During Grid Emergency

ERCOT has publicly identified those generators that experienced an outage or a reduction in available power during the ERCOT grid emergency

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Bill Would Condition Retail Suppliers' Participation In Market On "Proof" That Supplier's Products Are Not, "Overpriced Or Harmful"

Bill Would Ban Auto-Renewal Of Retail Energy Contracts; Prohibit Termination Fees

Bill Would Provide That Individual Contractors Of Supplier Vendors Are Legal Agents Of Suppliers

Broad Interpretation Of Language Could Be Read As Giving Regulator Ability To Cap All Retail Electric Supplier Rates (Not Just Low-Income Rates)

A committee today heard testimony on a bill which would, among other things, authorize a regulator to condition a retail electric supplier's participation in the market on proof that the electric supplier's products are not overpriced or harmful to customers.

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ERCOT Independent Market Monitor Recommends That Texas PUC "Correct" Real-Time Energy Prices From 12am Feb. 18 To End Of Winter Event To Remove "Inappropriate Pricing Intervention"

IMM Says, "ERCOT Exceeded The Mandate," Of The PUC By Continuing Price Adder After Load Shed Ended

Vistra Opposes Rule Change To Cap Future Ancillary Services At $9,000/MW/h; Says Any Adjustment To Prior Prices Should Examine Energy, AS Prices Holistically

The ERCOT Independent Market Monitor has recommended that the Texas PUC, "direct ERCOT to correct the real-time prices from 0:00 February 18, 2021, to 09:00 February 19,2021, to remove the inappropriate pricing intervention that occurred during that time period."

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Texas Retail Providers Seek End To Disconnection For Non-Pay Moratorium; End Of Exceptions Concerning Billing Rules

The Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers (CCR) urged the Texas PUC to rescind the disconnect for nonpayment (DNP) moratorium it recently imposed in response to the weather event

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Spark Energy Reports 20% Decline In RCEs From Sept. 30 To Dec. 31, 2020

Spark Seeing, "Increased M&A Opportunities"

In a 10-K, Spark Energy disclosed a nearly 20% decline in its residential customer equivalents (RCE) count from September 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020, as the company continues to shift away from lower margin C&I accounts and new customer additions were hampered by COVID restrictions

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Texas PUC Executive Director "Anticipates" More POLR Drops

During a hearing before a Texas Senate committee, Thomas Gleeson, Executive Director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said that he "anticipate[s]" more drops of customers to the Providers of Last Resort (POLR) from the winter weather event and related liquidity issues

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Aggregator-Consultant Names New VP Sales, Adds Seven Other Industry Vets To Team

A provider of Energy Efficiency as a Service which is also licensed as a retail energy aggregator announced the expansion of its sales and marketing teams in response to the company's rapid growth, as the company said that it doubled its revenue from the end of 2019.

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Visa Selects Retail Supplier For Data Center

Visa announced that it has entered a multi-year energy agreement with ...

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Updated With Statement From Volt Electricity Provider; Volt Says It Has Positive Account Balance; Asks ERCOT To Review Calculation

Updated With Statement From GridPlus, GridPlus Has Fulfilled All Stated Obligations

ERCOT Discloses Short Pays From 2/26 and 3/1, Additional Short-Paying Retail Providers Disclosed

ERCOT issued a market notice disclosing short-paying entities for invoices due for payout on 2/26 and 3/1 (where short payments totaled over $2 billion)

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Texas TDUs File At PUC For Good Cause Exception Related To Billing Demand To REPs, Customers (Includes Possible Cancels/Rebills)

The ERCOT TDUs filed at the Texas PUC an Emergency Request for a good cause exception with regard to demand readings and billings that cover the period of February 15-19, 2021 (the Extreme Cold Weather Period).

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Oncor Provides Update On Estimation and Billing Activities

Oncor in a market notice provided an update on the status of estimation and billing activities related to the winter storm event.

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ERCOT Issues Short Payment Notice For Invoices Due For Payout On March 4

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that, "Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and Congestion Revenue Right Account Holders (CRRAHs) that are owed monies from ERCOT on Settlement Invoices due for payout on March 4, 2021, will notice that the amount of funds transferred is short of the balance payable on the Settlement Invoices."

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Bulb Texas Customers Protected From Price Shocks, Seeking Wholesale Pricing Relief At Texas PUC

The following is a news release from Bulb

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March 3, 2021

ERCOT Initiates Another Mass Transition Of Texas Retail Electric Customers To POLR

On Wednesday, March 03, 2021, ERCOT revoked all rights of ...

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ERCOT Board Of Directors Issues Termination Notice To CEO Bill Magness

ERCOT's Board of Directors issued the following statement

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Spark Energy Expects "Significant Loss" From Texas Winter Weather Event, Though Ultimate Impact Uncertain Pending Settlement Data, Any Regulatory Action

Spark Reports "Sufficient Liquidity"

In reporting fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings, Spark Energy said that it, "expect[s] the impact of winter storm Uri will result in a significant loss that will be reflected in our first quarter 2021 results of operations," but that the impact remains uncertain due to settlement data and potential regulatory action

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(Different) Texas Retail Provider Tells Brokers To Move Customers To Another REP, Says ERCOT POLR Process Appears Imminent

The CEO of a Texas retail provider issued the letter below to brokers

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ERCOT Issues Short-pay Notice For Invoices To Be Paid Out On March 3

ERCOT issued a market notice detailing $147,000 in short payments for Settlement Invoices due for payout on March 3, 2021

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Updated With Statements From REPs

Texas PUC Orders Clawback Of Payments For Ancillary Services (AS) Not Provided; Will Further Consider Re-pricing AS To Max Of $9,000 During Winter Event

Says REPs May Resume Billing Customers, Late Fees

Suspends Late Fees From TDUs To REPs For Recent Invoices, Except Securitization Charges

Botkin Says ERCOT ADR Process, Timelines Warrant Consideration

During a meeting this morning, the Public Utility Commission of Texas agreed to implement one of the recommendations from the ERCOT Independent Market Monitor: to claw back payments for ancillary services (AS) that were not provided during the winter weather event

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Update: PUC Orders Waiver Of Utility Switching Fee For Customers Dropped To Default Service, Due To Retail Supplier's Default, Who Wish To Choose New Supplier

More Data On Number Of Customers Impacted Disclosed

A PUC Attorney Examiner ordered that the utility switching fee be waived for customers who are dropped to the Standard Service Offer, due to a supplier default at PJM, and who wish to choose a new competitive retail supplier

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Texas PUC Won't Consider Approval Of Late-Filed Requests To Serve As Volunteer POLRs (Requests From Three REPs Affected)

Total Number Of Customers That Volunteer POLRs Have Agreed To Serve Disclosed

The Manager of Licensing and Compliance for the Texas PUC's Customer Protection Division issued a memo concerning requests from retail electric providers to serve as volunteer POLRs (voluntary REPs or VREPs) that were filed after a recent deadline established by the PUC

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Pennsylvania Utility Petitions To Accelerate Start Date For Standard Offer Program Changes Which Include Tripling Fee Charged To Retail Suppliers

An EDC has filed at the Pennsylvania PUC to accelerate the start date of recently adopted changes in its Standard Offer Customer Referral Program (SOP), with such changes including a near-tripling of the fee charged to retail electric suppliers

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Just Energy Files Petition with Texas PUC for Relief from ERCOT Settlements Related to the Texas Extreme Weather Event

Just Energy Group Inc. announced today that, "it has filed a petition with the Public Utility Commission (the 'Commission') requesting an order that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas ('ERCOT') deviate from the deadlines and timing in its Protocols and Market Guides related to settlements, collateral obligations, and invoice payments and suspend the execution or issuance of invoices or settlements for intervals during the dates of February 14, 2021 through February 19, 2021, until issues related to the catastrophic winter event of February 2021 raised by executive and legislative branches of the Texas authorities are investigated, addressed, and resolved."

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March 2, 2021 --- Update #3, 7:25 pm ET

Updated With Statement From Heritage, Has Paid Invoice

Updated With Statement From Bulb

ERCOT Says 7 Retail Providers, Power Marketers Have Short Paid Invoices (Identities Disclosed)

ERCOT issued a further short payment notice related to Settlement Invoices due for payout on March 2, 2021

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Texas Consumer Groups Ask PUC To Ban Variable & Index Rate Plans For Residential Customers, Move Current Variable Customers To Fixed Rate

Seek Ban On Termination Fees & Switch Holds

Seek To Make POLR Rate A Fixed Rate

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) and AARP Texas filed a request for emergency action at the Texas PUC seeking the following relief:

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Texas PUC Staff Recommend Requiring Retail Provider Iberdrola Solutions To "Halt" Further Expansion In Would-Be Affiliate TNMP Service Area, As Condition Of Merger

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed testimony concerning the application of Texas-New Mexico Power for a merger with Avangrid

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"Comprehensive" Review Of Creditworthiness, Settlement Requirements, Forms Of Credit Among ERCOT Top 8 Priorities After Winter Storm, Per CEO Letter

ERCOT's CEO Bill Magness in a letter to the leadership of ERCOT's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) presented ERCOT's initial list of priority topics that ought to be addressed in the wake of the recent weather event, and creditworthiness issues are among the listed priorities.

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Texas PUC Staff File Petition To Revoke Retail Provider's Certificate, Alleging "Fraudulent" Practices, Switch Hold Violations

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a petition with the PUC to revoke the retail electric provider (REP) Certificate of ...

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ERCOT Issuing Real-Time Market (RTM) Resettlement Statements Reflecting Actual IDR Meter Data For Feb. 11-19

ERCOT said in a market notice that it is issuing Real-Time Market (RTM) Resettlement Statements reflecting actual IDR meter data received to date for Operating Days February 11, 2021 through February 19, 2021

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NRG Reports Decline In Texas, Total Mass Market Customer Count From Sept. 30 To Dec. 31, 2020

In filing a 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2020, NRG reported mass market customer data.

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Texas REPs Press PUC On Sought Wholesale Pricing Relief

A coalition of various certificated, competitive Retail Electric Providers operating in Texas ('Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers' or 'CCR') requested that the Texas PUC:

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March 1, 2021 --- Update #2

ERCOT Independent Market Monitor Recommends Capping Ancillary Services (AS) Clearing Prices At $9,000/MWh For Feb. 15-20; Not Paying For AS Which Were Not Provided

The Independent Market Monitor of ERCOT filed with the Texas PUC two recommendations for addressing the recent weather event

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ERCOT Reports Further $345 Million In Short Payments

ERCOT said in a market notice that Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and Congestion Revenue Right Account Holders (CRRAHs) that are owed monies from ERCOT on Settlement Invoices due for payout on March 1, 2021, will notice that the amount of funds transferred is short of the balance payable on the Settlement Invoices.

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Texas PUC Chairman Announces Resignation; Lt. Gov. Seeks Resignation Of ERCOT CEO

DeAnn Walker has resigned as Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, effective immediately

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PUC Discloses Winning Retail Suppliers From Default Service Auction

A PUC has disclosed the winning bidders from the

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Texas Retail Provider Proposes Rolling 3 Year Forward Ancillary Services Market In ERCOT

In a letter to the Texas PUC, a Texas retail electric provider proposed a rolling 3 year forward Ancillary Services market administered by ERCOT

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(3/1): Updated With Additional Customer Details - Retail Supplier Defaults At PJM, Customers Returned To Default Service

A retail electric supplier has default at PJM

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PUC Fines Retail Supplier $500,000; Permanently Bans Supplier From Door-to-Door Marketing

Supplier Prohibited From Residential Marketing Via Other Channels For One Year

A PUC issued an order finding that ...

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Retail Energy Vets Launching New Texas REP

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

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Chief Strategy Officer, Senior EVP Departing Exelon

Exelon Corp. announced that ...

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NRG Says ERCOT Weather Event Impact Within Current Guidance Range

Maintains Allocation Of $15 Million For Small Book Acquisitions

NRG Announces Sale Of 4.8 GW Of Fossil Generating Assets

In reporting earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 earnings today, NRG Energy said that the estimated impact from the ERCOT winter weather event is expected to be within NRG’s current guidance range

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Texas Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Retail Electric Provider

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against ...

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Oncor Eliminating Use of NCP kW Demands for February 15-19, Issuing Cancels/Rebills

Oncor said in a market notice that, for customers who are billed using kW demand, Oncor will disregard the customer's NCP kW demand for the period of February 15th through February 19th for Billing Purposes, as further described below

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Texas Electric Co-op Files For Bankruptcy, Received $2.1 Billion In Invoices From ERCOT

A Texas co-op filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Southern District of Texas (Houston)

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Pepco-DC SOS Rates Increasing For Residential, GS-ND Customers

Pepco has filed new electric SOS rates with the District of Columbia for the 12-month period beginning June 1, 2021

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February 27, 2021

Start-up Rhythm Acquires Book Of Texas Retail Electric Customers

Start-up retail electric provider Rhythm has acquired a book of Texas electric customers from ...

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February 26, 2021 --- Update #4, 9:27 pm ET

ERCOT Initiates Mass Transition Event (POLR Drop) For Retail Electric Provider (Identity Disclosed)

On Friday, February 26, 2021, ERCOT revoked all rights of ...

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Updated:
City of Denton Files Suit Against ERCOT Over Uplift, "Seeks to Prevent Unconstitutional Use of Funds"

The City of Denton said that, on February 25, the City, "filed suit against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in the District Court of Denton County seeking to prevent the unconstitutional use of public funds."

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ERCOT Reports $2.1 Billion In Short Payments (Invoices Due For 2/26 Payout), Uses $800M In CRR Funds As Partial Reduction)

ERCOT said in a Feb. 26 market notice that short payments related to Settlement Invoices due for payout on February 26, 2021 totaled over $2.1 billion, and it used $800 million from CRR Auction revenue funds to partially reduce the short-payment

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Updated: Vistra Reports Residential Retail Customer Growth

Vistra Estimates Negative Impact From ERCOT Winter Weather Event Of Up To $1.3 Billion

Reports Strong Retail Margin Performance In ERCOT For 4th Quarter 2020

In reporting fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2020, Vistra said ...

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Texas PUC Chair Tells Lawmakers That PUC Currently Has Authority To Regulate Retail Electric Provider Plans, Prohibit Certain Products

During a hearing before a Texas House committee, DeAnn T. Walker, Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, told lawmakers that the PUC currently has authority to prohibit retail electric providers from offering certain kinds of products, and may exercise such authority via rulemaking

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Just Energy Updates Negative Impact From Texas Weather Event, May Be Significantly Reduced Based On Initial Settlement Data

Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Results

Just Energy Group Inc. announced its third quarter results for fiscal year 2021 and updated its previous announcement advising that management is continuing to assess the impact of the extreme cold weather experienced in the State of Texas commencing on or about February 13, 2021 continuing through February 19, 2021 (the 'Weather Event') [all $ Canadian unless otherwise noted].

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ERCOT Working To Obtain Credit Facility To Address Invoice, Financial Issues

During a hearing before a Texas House committee yesterday, ERCOT CEO Bill Magness said that ERCOT is working to obtain a "credit facility" to address invoice timing and related issues facing market participants

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Texas REP Southwest Power & Light Says It Weathered The Winter Storm "Unscathed", Notes "Strong Liquidity"

Texas retail electric provider Southwest Power & Light issued an announcement stating, "Southwest Power & Light, a longstanding retail electricity provider headquartered in Texas, assures its customers of Southwest Power & Light’s commitment to serving and supporting its Texas and national customer base through the aftermath of the February 2021 winter storm."

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February 25, 2021

Texas PUC Chair: Have To Look At ERCOT $9,000 Price Cap; Ask Whether To Keep Energy-Only Market

PUC "Working On" Ancillary Service Price Issues

Senator Presses ERCOT CEO On Need To Pause Market Participant Invoices Due Dates To Allow Legislative Action

During a hearing before a Texas Senate committee, DeAnn T. Walker, Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said that policymakers need to look at the $9,000 per MWh price cap in the ERCOT energy market

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NRG, Vistra CEOs: Residential Real-Time Wholesale Pricing Plans "Shouldn't Be Allowed" In Marketplace

During a Texas House hearing, NRG Energy CEO Mauricio Gutierrez said that ...

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New Texas-Based Energy Brokerage & Consulting Firm, Renewables IPP Formed By Industry Vets

A new brokerage and IPP firm has been formed

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QSE For Texas REP Seeks PUC Waiver Of ERCOT Invoice Deadline To Allow Dispute Of Charges At ERCOT (Alleges 'Grossly Disproportionate' Ancillary Services Prices)

Another REP Asks PUC To Pause ERCOT Protocol Invoice Deadlines

A Texas REP filed a petition at the Texas PUC seeking ...

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Regulator Concerned New Entrants Are Unaware That Aggregators May Not Represent a Supplier, Must Solely Represent Customers

Recommends Requiring Aggregators To Certify They Are Not Compensated By Suppliers; Have No Agency Relationship With Suppliers

A regulator has expressed concern that ...

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Verdigris Energy Urges Texas PUC To "Scrutinize" Ancillary Service Costs Which Spiked To $20,000/MWh, Asks Whether Prices Should Be Revised Down To Energy Price Cap

Verdigris Energy, LLC filed a letter with the Texas PUC urging the PUC to scrutinize prices for ancillary services during the recent weather event, as Verdigris noted that ancillary services prices were in excess of $20,000/MWh (Docket 51617)

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Vistra CEO Suggests Texas Reconsider 20% Market Share Cap On Generation Ownership

During a Texas House legislative hearing, in response to a question from a lawmaker on the issue, Vistra's president and chief executive officer Curt Morgan suggested that the state may wish to revisit the current 20% market share cap on generation ownership.

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PUC Stays Requirement For Utilities To Modify Default Service Procurements To Hold "Dual Auctions" (Separate Energy & Capacity Procurements)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio "indefinitely" stayed a prior order that the electricity utilities shall modify their Standard Service Offer (SSO) procurement process to hold "dual auctions" due to prior uncertainty in the PJM capacity market

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Updated #2 - Additional Rule Details

PUC Requires That Price To Compare Message Be Included On Utility Bills, But Does Not Adopt Proposed Language About Saving Money

PUC Rejects Switch Block Mechanism Proposed By Staff; Rejects Ban On Non-Commodity Charges On Utility Bills

A PUC has rejected a proposed 'switch block' mechanism

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PUC Discloses Price From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved the results of a February auction to procure a portion of Standard Service Offer supplies at Duke Energy Ohio for the period June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022

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February 24, 2021

 

Texas Gov.: Working On Legislation To "Ensure We Never Run Out Of Power Again"

Moratorium On REP Disconnects For Non-Pay To Last, "Until Legislature Has Time To Act," On Skyrocketing Bills

State Is Investigating "Multiple" Electric Providers About Price Spikes

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in an address tonight that he and lawmakers are working on "reforms" to add more power to the grid

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Texas PUC Formally Announces Investigation Into 'Indexed' Retail Electricity Plans

The Public Utility Commission of Texas formally announced today that it has opened, "an investigation into the business practices of Retail Electric Providers whose plans with pricing indexed to the electricity wholesale rate are reported to have inflicted unusually high bills on their Texas customers in the aftermath of last week’s winter storm grid event."

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ERCOT Allowing Counter-Parties To Pay For Invoice Payments For IDR Meters Based On Known Usage, Rather Than Estimated Usage Used In Invoice, But There's A Catch

ERCOT Reports Further Short-Payment Of Invoices, Nearly $30 Million

ERCOT issued a market notice concerning IDR Meter Settlements as follows.

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Updated
PUC Requires That Price To Compare Message Be Included On Utility Bills, But Does Not Adopt Proposed Language About Saving Money

PUC Rejects Switch Block Mechanism Proposed By Staff; Rejects Ban On Non-Commodity Charges On Utility Bills

A PUC has rejected a proposed 'switch block' mechanism

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Texas PUC Approves Several New Volunteer POLRs

The executive director of the Texas PUC approved the previously reported application of ...

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ERCOT: "We Have Not Defaulted Any Retail Electric Providers" As A Result Of Weather Event

During an ERCOT board meeting, ERCOT Staff said that it has not, as of this time, defaulted any retail electric providers since the recent weather event

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PUC Approves Settlements With Two Retail Electric Providers (Civil Forfeitures Of $174,000; $115,000)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted two settlements with retail energy suppliers

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Updated: Exelon Evaluating "All Options" With Respect To ERCOT Business

(Earlier): Exelon To Spin-off Its Competitive Retail Supply, Generation Business Into Separate Company; Exelon Will Focus Solely On Regulated Utilities

Exelon Reports Up To $710 Million Negative Impact From Texas Weather Event, Provides Liquidity Update

Exelon Corp. today announced its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate Exelon Utilities (RemainCo), comprised of the company’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, and Exelon Generation (SpinCo), its competitive power generation and customer-facing energy businesses, including its competitive retail supply business, into two publicly traded companies

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Texas REP Seeks Emergency Relief From Texas PUC Seeking Continued Deviation From ERCOT Protocols For Collateral Settlements, Invoices

A Texas REP requested on an emergency basis that the Public Utility Commission of Texas order the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to deviate from its protocol deadlines and timing related to settlements, collateral obligations, and invoice payments and suspend the execution or issuance of invoices or settlements, "until issues are finalized by State leaders considering solutions to the financial challenges caused by the winter event."

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Octopus Energy, APG&E Both Seek To Serve As Volunteer POLRs In Texas

PUC Staff Recommend Granting REP's Request To Be Relieved Of Non-Volunteer POLR Obligation

Evolve Retail Energy LLC d/b/a Octopus Energy filed a request at the Texas PUC to be designated a volunteer POLR (aka Voluntary Retail Electric Provider or VREP) for the residential and small commercial customer classes

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ERCOT Reports That It Has Received Payments For Prior Short-Paid QSE Invoices

ERCOT issued a market notice stating ...

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Dayton Power and Light Company Changes Name To AES Ohio, Cites, "Transitioning To New Innovative Digital Solutions"

The Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) Company, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announced today its new name and brand identity.

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February 23, 2021

Texas PUC To Open Review Of Wholesale-Indexed Products For Compliance With Customer Protection Rules

The proceeding was assigned Docket Number ...

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Suit Seeking Class Action Status Filed Against Griddy, Seeks Relief Of Over $1 Billion

A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Griddy in Texas state district court in ...

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ERCOT Board Chair, Vice Chair, Two Other Directors Submit Resignation From ERCOT Board

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) filed with the Texas PUC a notice of the resignation of four Unaffiliated Directors from the ERCOT Board of Directors (Board), and the withdrawal of one Unaffiliated Director candidate from consideration for approval by the Commission to fill the prior sole Unaffiliated Director vacancy on the Board.

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Texas Governor Abbott To Deliver Statewide Address On Power Outages, Winter Weather Response In Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott will deliver a televised statewide address on ...

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Updated, 10:45 a.m. 2/23, ERCOT Issues Second Market Notice On Discretion To Resolve Financial Obligations, Notes Use Of Undistributed CRR Revenue To Assist In Covering Short-pays

ERCOT Notes Actions Will Only Provide Limited Financial Support To Address The Market’s Current Liquidity Issues

ERCOT Encourages LSEs To Explore All Available Financial And/Or Business Transition Options At This Time

(Earlier): ERCOT Ends Temporary Deviation From Protocol Deadlines & Timing Related To Settlements, Collateral Obligations, & Invoice Payments

ERCOT said in a Feb. 23 market notice that, "ERCOT has ended its temporary deviation from protocol deadlines and timing related to settlements, collateral obligations, and invoice payments."

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Parent Of Broker, Energy Services Providers Invests In Energy Efficiency Company

The parent of a broker announced that ...

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Genie Energy Currently Estimates That Impact From Texas Weather Event Will Be Modest On Company-Wide Profitability

Provided Customers With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Incentives & Rewards To Lower Consumption, Reduce Strain On Grid During The Crisis

Genie Energy said on Feb. 22 that it, "continues to serve its 10,000 customers across Texas with no change in their rates under their current agreements despite the unprecedented price volatility in real-time electricity prices last week."

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NRG Energy Announces Initial $10 Million in Relief for Texas Customers, Communities

NRG Energy, Inc. on Feb. 10 announced an initial $10 million commitment to provide relief for Texans impacted by the unprecedented effects of, "Winter Storm Uri."

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APG&E Tells Customers It Is Financially Stable & Its Customers Do Not Need To Worry About Being Transferred To A POLR

Texas retail provider APG&E said in an update to customers that the company is "financially stable" and that its customers do not need to worry about being transferred to Provider of Last Resort

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks To Be Relieved From Serving As Non-Volunteer POLR

A REP filed at the Texas PUC a request that EDF be removed as a non-volunteer Provider of Last Resort ('POLR') for Small Non-Residential Customers.

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New York PSC To Create Working Groups On Retail Electric Choice Issues At LIPA, Schedules Technical Conference

The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) will hold a virtual technical conference to establish a schedule for working groups, and determine topics for further working group meetings, regarding the potential benefits to customers of retail competition in the Long Island electricity market, and to develop the overall timeline of the participatory process.

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Champion Energy Says Texas Weather Events Will Have No Impact on Residential Customer Rates

Rollover Variable Customers Will Be Charged Last Month's Rate With No Additional Charges

Champion Energy Services today announced that the extreme weather events Texans experienced over the past week, "will have absolutely no impact on the electricity rates for any of its residential customers."

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Texas C&I Customers, Cities Back TEAM Request To Correct Wholesale Prices To Remove PUC-Directed Administrative Price Adder As Of Cessation Of Load Shed On Morning Of Feb. 18

Several Texas non-residential customers, which include several cities, (Coalition of Concerned Customers) have filed a letter with the Texas PUC in support of the previously reported request from the Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM) which had asked the PUC to immediately instruct ERCOT to remove, effective back to 1:05 a.m. on February 18, the administrative price adder which had been directed by the PUC to account for load shed, with ERCOT directed to correct prices to reflect such removal

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Just Energy Says Its Texas Residential Customers Are Protected From Storm-Related Price Surges; No Rate Change On Feb. Bills

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") today made the following statement, "to reassure its residential customers in Texas that they are protected from higher energy rates on their February bills as a result of recent extreme weather (the 'Weather Event')"

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February 22, 2021

Texas Bill Would Add Electricity To Anti-Price Gouging Statute

Texas Bill Would Require PUC To Obtain "Emergency Reserve Power Generation Capacity"

Various bills have been filed at the Texas legislature in response to the recent weather event

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Just Energy Announces "Substantial Financial Impact" of Texas Weather Event Absent "Corrective" Action By Gov't; Estimates Loss Could Be Approximately $250 Million

Could Be Materially Adverse To Just Energy's Ability To Continue As A Going Concern

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced that it has ...

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NRG Energy Names Director - Strategic Alliances

NRG Energy has named ...

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Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Texas Customers' Bills by as Much as 90% (Caps Prior Prices Under Wholesale Pass-Through Plan)

Octopus Energy U.S. (formerly Evolve Energy), which has offered a wholesale pass-through electricity membership plan in Texas, announced that it is capping prices under its plan for the week of Saturday, February 13th through Friday, February 19th

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Another Texas Retail Provider Files To Serve As Volunteer POLR

A REP filed a request at the Texas PUC to be designated as a volunteer POLR, aka Voluntary Retail Electric Provider (VREP), for the 2021 through 2022 term

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Spark Energy Reports "Ample Liquidity", Will Continue To Serve Customers In Texas, Nationwide

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") said in an announcement that it, "wants to assure its customers that it is committed to serving and supporting its Texas customer base through this highly tumultuous time."

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PSC Votes To Adopt Pro-rata Of Supplier, Distribution Charges In Partial Payment Situations Under Supplier Consolidated Billing (Change From Delivery Charges First)

PSC Orders That Supplier Products Be Unbundled For Purposes Of Payment Posting

During an ongoing rulemaking session today on supplier consolidated billing (SCB), a PSC formally voted on several key provisions of the rules

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Texas REP Says It May Have Lost As Much As $2,000 Per Customer During Weather Event; Proposes Forms Of Relief To REPs At PUC

A TEP filed the letter republished below with the Texas PUC

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Texas Conditions Boost Macquarie's Financial Results, Revises Outlook

Macquarie Group Limited updated its short-term outlook that was recently provided to the market at the Group’s Operational Briefing on 9 February 2021.

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St. Clair Newbern: A Silver Bullet to Fix the Texas Electricity Market

The following is a contribution from St. Clair Newbern IV, CEO of Live Energy Inc.

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ERCOT Temporarily Deviating From Protocol Deadlines And Timing Related To Settlements, Collateral Obligations, And Invoice Payments

REP Urges ERCOT Not To Use Draconian Remedies

Consistent with previously reported direction from the Texas PUC, ERCOT said in a market notice today that it, "is temporarily deviating from Protocol deadlines and timing related to settlements, collateral obligations, and Invoice payments while prices are under review."

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Wood Mackenzie’s unique hedging strategies protect ERCOT clients from arctic blast

The US central and southern plains experienced some of the coldest temperatures on record this past weekend, sending shockwaves through the Mid-Continent and Southern natural gas markets as spot prices reached as high as $1,250.00/mmbtu, (OnekOK)..

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Constellation Selected By New York Medical College For $14M Energy Efficiency Project

Constellation, an Exelon company, and New York Medical College (NYMC) announced today that construction is underway on a $14 million energy efficiency project spanning 11 buildings at the college’s campus in Valhalla, N.Y.

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NRG Energy Reschedules Release of Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

NRG Energy Inc. announced today that it has changed the date it will report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 financial results due to a scheduling conflict

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February 21, 2021

 

Update #2 (9:05 pm ET) - Written Orders Posted:

Updated, 7:19 ET pm, 2/21
Texas PUC "Strongly Urges" REPs to Delay Invoices To Customers

Says REP Directives Likely To Be In Place Through End of The Week

Also Directs ERCOT To Use Discretion On Settlement, Invoice Payment Timelines, In Addition To Collateral

Earlier:
Texas PUC Orders Retail Providers Not To Submit Disconnections For Non-Payment (Includes Prepay Plans)

Texas PUC Orders "Strongly Urges" That Invoices Not Be Issued To Customers Until Commission Works Through How To "Financially Manage" The Situation Facing The Market

PUC Directs ERCOT To Give Market Participants More Time Before Issuing Collateral Calls

The Public Utility Commission of Texas at a Feb. 21 emergency meeting issued orders that, among other things, prohibit retail electric providers from submitting requests for disconnections for non-payment, for residential and small commercial customers, effective immediately

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February 20, 2021

Updated: Texas Gov, Lawmakers Discuss How To "Reduce" Burden From Retail Electricity Bills

Vistra (TXU, etc.) Assures Residential Customers There Will Be No Near-Term Impact On Their Rates From Winter Event

(Earlier)
Texas Governor Convenes Emergency Meeting To Address Spike In Texas Energy Bills

Texas PUC Expresses Expectation That REP Bills Reflect Accurate Zero Usage, Not Estimated Reads (Which TDU Systems Initially Show), May Require Delay Of REP Bills

Texas PUC Will Allow Additional REPs To Elect To Serve As Volunteer POLRs; Delays Any Customer POLR Transition To Give New Volunteer POLRs Time To Register

PUC Also Launches Investigation Of Grid Event

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Feb. 20 announced that he is convening an emergency meeting with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan and members of the Legislature to, "discuss the spike in energy bills affecting many Texans following the recent power outages throughout the state."

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February 19, 2021 -- Update #3

 

Texas Attorney General Issues Civil Investigative Demands To Retail Electric Provider, Several Generators, Other Companies

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to ERCOT and other power companies, regarding power outages, emergency plans, energy pricing, and more related to this week’s winter weather disaster.

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Reliant Seeks To Serve As Volunteer POLR In Texas (Requires Rule Exception); PUC Staff Recommend Approval

Reliant Energy Retail Services LLC (RERS) filed a request at the Texas PUC to be designated as a volunteer POLR, formally known as a Voluntary Retail Electric Provider (VREP), for the residential and small commercial customer classes.

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Update #2: Griddy Seeks Relief From ERCOT For Customers Exposed To Non-Market Pricing

Updated with Statement MQE

---- ERCOT Reports Two Retail Providers Failed To Make Payment On A Settlement Invoice

ERCOT said in a market notice today that the following Market Participants failed to make payment on a Settlement Invoice:

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ERCOT Says It Will Use "Available Discretion" To Adjust Counter-Parties' Collateral Case-by-Case, To Mitigate Disruption To Market Which Would Otherwise Occur From Defaults

ERCOT said in a market notice that, "In an attempt to protect the overall integrity of the ERCOT market by mitigating the disruption of defaults..."

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Texas REP Asks PUC To Re-Price Scarcity Prices Since Feb. 15 To $1,500 For Energy, $500 For Ancillary Services

REP: "Competition Will All But Cease To Exist" From Largest Failure Of Retail Providers Ever Seen, Absent PUC Action

A Texas REP filed a letter with the Texas PUC, asking that the PUC re-price the hours since EEA 3 level conditions were declared on Feb. 15th through when EEA 3 was cancelled on Feb. 19 at 9 AM

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FERC Vacates Footnote That Suggested NJ Default Service Auction Constituted State Subsidy To Generators, Would Be Subject To Minimum Offer Price Rule

FERC has vacated a prior footnote, in an order on the Minimum Offer Price Rule in the PJM capacity market, which had suggested that New Jersey's basic generation service (BGS) default service auction did not meet the PJM tariff exemption that holds that fuel-neutral SOS auctions do not trigger the Minimum Offer Price Rule in the capacity market for SOS auction participants

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Exelon Notes Its Recent Generation Outages During Texas Weather Event, Says Full Impact To Financial Statements Unknown, Cannot Be Estimated At This Time

Exelon said in an 8-K that, "Beginning on February 15, 2021, Texas-based generating assets of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Generation) within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, specifically Colorado Bend II, Wolf Hollow II, and Handley, experienced outages as a result of historically severe cold weather conditions."

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Texas Energy Association for Marketers Files Emergency Request Asking Texas PUC To Correct Wholesale Prices To Remove PUC-Directed Administrative Price Adder As of Cessation Of Load Shed On Morning Of Feb. 18

TEAM Notes PUC Had Ordered Adder To Account For Load Shed, But Adder Continued After Load Shed Ceased

The Texas Energy Association for Marketers filed an emergency request with the Texas PUC asking the PUC to immediately instruct ERCOT to remove, effective back to 1:05 a.m. on February 18, the administrative price adder which had been directed by the PUC to account for load shed, with ERCOT directed to correct prices to reflect such removal

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Retail Supplier Seeks Rules Waiver To Offer Digital TPV

A retail supplier petitioned a PUC for waivers of certain rules governing the third-party verification (TPV) process for new customers enrolled through sales channels requiring TPV.

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ERCOT Exits Emergency Conditions, Ceases Pricing Adjustments

ERCOT exited emergency conditions this morning, with EEA1 terminated at approximately ...

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FERC To Hold Technical Conference On Resource Adequacy In The Evolving Electricity Sector

FERC has scheduled a technical conference on resource adequacy in the evolving electricity sector

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Some Texas REP Customers Seeing Electric Bills As High As '$17k' In Wake Of Winter Storm

 

Citing Increased Enforcement Proceedings, New York PSC Seeks To Add Number Of Commissioners

Pursuant to the authority vested in the New York Public Service Commission by Section 4(2) of the Public Service Law, the Commission has certified to Governor Andrew Cuomo that, "additional commissioners are needed for the proper disposition of the business before the Commission."

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Texas Gov. Seeks To "Mandate" Winterization Of Power Plants, Asks Lawmakers To Ensure "Funding"

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a new emergency item for the current legislative session, in asking the Legislature to, ..

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RetailEnergyX: Las Vegas Sun Editorial Blames 'Deregulation' For Texas Power Outages

 

FERC Terminates Grid Resilience Proceeding

FERC has terminated Docket No. AD18-7, a proceeding addressing, "Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators."

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February 18, 2021

REP Principal: 22 Possible Defaults From ERCOT Scarcity Pricing

CEO Of Another Retail Provider Seeks Relief From PUC, Recounts Strain From Wholesale Pricing, Generator Unavailability

A principal of a retail electric provider told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that chatter in the market is that ...

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Texas' Only Volunteer POLR Is "Preparing For The Potential Of A POLR Drop", Seeks To Increase Number Of Customers Accepted On Voluntary Basis

The only volunteer Provider of Last Resort in Texas has filed with the Texas PUC an increase in the maximum number of customers it will accept as a volunteer POLR (aka VREP)

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Regulator Allows Another Specific Retail Supplier To Resume In-Person Marketing At Storefronts

Denies Petition From Another Supplier For Appointment Marketing

A retail energy regulator today voted to grant petitions from ...

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ERCOT Authorizes TDSPs To Restore All Load Associated With Feb. 15 EEA; No Current Load Shed; But EEA3 Condition To Remain Through Friday Morning Peak

ERCOT said in a Feb. 18 market notice that it has, "authorized the Transmission and Distribution Service Providers to restore all Load associated with the EEA that was declared on Monday, February 15, 2021."

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Texas PUC Orders Limit On Length Of Rotating Outages For A Customer (Maximum Consecutive Hours On Outage); Expects Immediate Compliance From TDUs

The Texas PUC on the evening of Feb. 17 ordered that ...

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Texas Attorney General Launches Investigation Of ERCOT, "Related Entities," Cites, "Jack[ed] Up Prices"

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that he would use, "the full scope of my Constitutional powers," to launch an investigation into, "ERCOT and related entities," and their "mishandling" of the extreme winter weather

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February 17, 2021

Texas Gov. Orders Prohibition Of Natural Gas Exports Out Of State, Directs Towards Power Generation

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered a prohibition of the export of natural gas from Texas by producers through Feb. 21

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Update: New Retail Supplier Led By Market Vet Discloses Ownership

A start-up retail supplier has disclosed ...

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Vistra: Only 1,000 MW Of Its Texas Capacity Are Not "Able" To Produce Electricity

Vistra issued a news release today stating that of the company's nearly 19,000 megawatts of Texas capacity, only approximately 1,000 megawatts are currently not able to produce electricity; however, a larger, undisclosed amount of capacity -- while "able" to produce electricity -- was not currently doing so due to challenges with fuel supply

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Retail Supplier Wins Tranche Of Default Service Load

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has released winning bidders for the January 2021 auction for a portion of the Standard Service Offer load at the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities for the period June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022

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Texas Gov. Declares ERCOT "Reform" An Emergency Item For Legislative Session

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared the "reform" of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) an emergency item this legislative session.

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ESCO Seeks Extension Of New York PSC Deadline To File Home Warranty Standard Sales Agreement, After Authorization Recently Granted For Bundled Product

An ESCO has sought an extension from the New York PSC of the deadline for it to file standard sales agreements for its bundled home warranty and energy supply product for which the PSC recently granted authorization under which the product need not comply with the otherwise applicable pricing limits or additional renewable content requirements for mass market products

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Cogen Developer Selects Retail Supplier Affiliate For Solar Installation

A developer, designer and installer of commercial solar systems, has completed a rooftop solar installation for ...

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CL&P, UI File New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating have filed new Last Resort Service rates for the 3-month period beginning April 1.

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February 16, 2021

Texas PUC Rescinds Prior Order That Past ERCOT Prices Be Corrected To Reflect Scarcity Pricing During Weather Event

The Texas PUC issued a further order on ERCOT pricing, and rescinded its prior directive that ...

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Noting Potential For "Substantial" Impact From Balancing Power Supply At Very High Clearing Prices Due To ERCOT Weather Event, Just Energy Announces Delay in Filing Financial Statements, Application For Management Cease Trade Order

Just Energy Group Inc. announced today that it will miss its filing deadline of February 16, 2021 to file its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2020 (the 'Interim Financial Statements'), its management discussion and analysis on the Interim Financial Statements, and the CEO and CFO certificates in respect of the Interim Financial Statements (collectively, the 'Reporting Documents') as required by applicable Canadian securities laws.

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Griddy Encouraging Customers To Switch Providers (& Recommends Specific REPs/Plans), Says It Will Introduce "Price Protection" Next Month

Other REPs Delaying Enrollment Start Dates

Griddy, which charges a real-time wholesale pass-through price, on Feb. 13 began encouraging its Texas customers to switch to another retail electric provider due to price spikes which had already been seen at such time, and which have continued in the next few days

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RetailEnergyX: SPP, MISO Institute Rotating Outages, Showing ERCOT 'Energy-Only' Market Design Not Cause Of Power Failures
--- Canard That ERCOT Suffers From 'Underinvestment' Being Pushed By Usual Suspects

 

 

Updated:
Texas PUC Issues Emergency Order On Electricity Pricing

"In response to the weather-induced electricity crisis currently affecting Texas, the Public Utility Commission of Texas met in an emergency open meeting this evening [Feb. 15] to address concerns that certain pricing mechanisms were not generating an optimal response to the challenge," the PUC said in a news release

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RetailEnergyX: Reports: Multiple Texas REPs Offered To Pay Customers To Switch Due To Scarcity Prices

 

 

Pulse Power Giving Away Free Electricity, Tesla Model 3 To Encourage Conservation During Winter Storm Emergency

Pulse Power, a retail electricity provider in Texas, announced on the morning of Feb. 15 that it is giving its customers an incentive to conserve electricity to help the marketplace this week.

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February 15, 2021

 

Texas PUC Issues Emergency Order On Electricity Pricing

"In response to the weather-induced electricity crisis currently affecting Texas, the Public Utility Commission of Texas met in an emergency open meeting this evening [Feb. 15] to address concerns that certain pricing mechanisms were not generating an optimal response to the challenge," the PUC said in a news release

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Updated:
ERCOT Rotating Outages Expected To Last Into Tuesday

(Earlier:) ERCOT Institutes Rotating Outages Due To 30,000 MW Of Offline Generation

ERCOT Notes "Elevated Risk For Default" In Market In Coming Days

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) entered emergency conditions and initiated rotating outages at 1:25 a.m. local time today, Feb. 15 (EEA Level 3)

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Following PSC Guidance, Staff Provides Consensus Items For Supplier Consolidated Billing Regulations; Some Issues Remain Unresolved

Staff of the Maryland PSC have updated proposed regulations for supplier consolidated billing (SCB) following direction from the Commission during a December rulemaking session for additional discussion among stakeholders on various non-consensus issues (RM70)

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New York Utility Files New POR Discount Rates

A New York utility has filed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates with the New York PSC, to be effective April 1, 2021

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February 12, 2021

Retail Supplier Names Former Amazon Exec As VP

A retail supplier has named ...

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Parties In Broker Complaint Case Agree To Dismissal Of Proceeding In Which Complainant Had Sought Rescission Of Contracts Between Retail Suppliers, Customers Which Were Arranged By Competitor

Case could have established wide-reaching precedent

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Southeast Utilities Submit Filing With FERC For Proposed "Advanced" Bilateral Market Platform

The Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) members have filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the approval of an automated, intra-hour energy exchange

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Capacity Auction Clearing Prices Higher For 2024-25 Term Across ISO-NE; Double In Southeast New England Zone

ISO New England released preliminary clearing prices for its Forward Capacity Market (FCA 15) for the 2024-25 term.

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New York Utilities Receive Extension For Ordering Clause Of Retail Market Reset Order

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted an extension to ...

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February 11, 2021

New Jersey Releases 2021 BGS Auction Prices; First Auction Which Removes Transmission Charges From Auction Price

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved the 2021 procurement of contracts for one-third of the fixed price Basic Generation Service (BGS) default electric service

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Winning Retail Suppliers From Default Service Auction Disclosed

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning retail natural gas suppliers in the recent Standard Choice Offer auctions at ...

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Backed By AG, Bills Re-Filed With Legislature To End Residential Electric Choice

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that bills (SD674 / HD1614) have been re-filed with the Massachusetts legislature that would ban new competitive electric supply contracts for individual residential customers beginning in ...

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Howard University Selects Retail Supplier Affiliate For 20-Year Energy Partnership

A retail supplier affiliate announced today that it has furthered its relationship with Howard University by executing a long-term agreement for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new central utility plant on Howard’s campus located in Washington, D.C.

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New York PSC Orders Creation Of Centralized Integrated Energy Data Resource

The New York PSC today ordered the creation of an integrated energy data resource (IEDR) that would provide a centralized platform for collecting, integrating, managing, and accessing customer and system data from New York State’s energy utilities.

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Extreme Cold Weather Expected To Result In Record Electric Use In ERCOT Region

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it is expecting record electric use as a result of the extreme cold temperatures that have already reached much of the ERCOT region.

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February 10, 2021

Ohio Approves 2021-22 Default Service Price Adder At Dominion East Ohio

The Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio (now d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio) for the period April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 resulted in an RPA of ...

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District Of Columbia Announces Retail Energy Supply Aggregation, Selects Consultant

The District Of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment announced a new opt-in electricity and natural gas supply aggregation for business customers called District Buying Power

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New Hampshire Bill Amending Municipal Aggregation Authority Would Provide Utility Billing Arrangement Described By Stakeholders As "Purchase Of Receivables"

The New Hampshire House of Representatives' Science, Technology and Energy Committee will on Feb. 12 hold a hearing on HB315 which would amend various provisions of the 2019 statute authorizing opt-out municipal aggregations for electricity

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New York Utilities Seek Extension For Ordering Clause Of Retail Market Reset Order

The joint New York utilities requested from the New York PSC an extension of time to file amendments to the Uniform Business Practices ('UBP') in connection with ordering clause ...

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Aggregator-Consultant Awarded Two Energy Savings Patents

An aggregator-consultant announced it has been awarded two patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, bringing its patent total to six with additional patents pending.

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February 9, 2021

Start-up Retail Supplier Secures $19 Million In New Financing; Adds Market Vets To Team

A start-up retail electricity supplier announced the close of $19 million in new financing.

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Broker Partners With Schneider Electric JV For Energy as a Service

A broker announced that ...

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Sheetz Selects Retail Supplier Affiliate For Energy & Utility Intelligence, Expense Management

Sheetz, a Mid-Atlantic convenience store chain with 617 stores, announced that it will manage its energy use through ...

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Updated: New Texas Retail Provider Pledges Up To $1 Million To Texans To Break Up With Current REP

A start-up Texas retail electric provider announced that it is pledging to pay up to $1 million in early-termination-fee reimbursements to consumers who break up with their current electricity provider and switch to Rhythm's 100 percent renewable service.

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Additional Specific Retail Suppliers Would Receive Ability To Conduct Certain In-Person Marketing Under Proposed Orders

Proposed orders from two Illinois Commerce Commission ALJs would grant petitions from ...

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The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) Announces New 2021 National Board

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) announced the organization’s 2021 national board including new President and Vice President.

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ERCOT Board of Directors Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Board of Directors today elected ...

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terrapass (Just Energy) Introduces Enhanced Online Offerings For Home, Business Carbon Offsets, Recent Contract Win

terrapass, a carbon offset and renewable energy specialist, and a member of Just Energy Group, is rolling out new enhancements to its website that make it easier for consumers and businesses to purchase carbon offsets

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February 8, 2021

Marketer Acquires Retail Supplier & Broker

A retail energy marketer announced the book acquisition of a retail supplier and broker

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Retail Supplier Signs New Multi-Year Energy Supply Agreement With Wholesale Provider, Will Support Geographic Expansion, Acquisitions

A retail energy supplier announced a new multi-year supply agreement with ...

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Regulator Expands Review Of Bill Format, Content To Include Review Of Comparison Of Retail Supplier Pricing

The Connecticut PURA has expanded a docket (14-07-19RE06) recently opened to address issues related to the information which appears on residential electric bills and the presentation and formatting of the bills to include a statutory five year review of, "the standard billing format and Internet web site for a customer’s account summary remains a useful tool for customers to compare pricing policies and charges among suppliers."

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February 5, 2021

Former NRG VP Launches New Company To Provide Energy And Resiliency Services To C&I Customers (Includes Supply Procurement Consulting)

An energy industry veteran has announced the launch of ...

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Griddy Seeks Retail Supplier License In Northeast State, Plans Pay-As-You-Go Product With Initial Prepayment, Minimum Account Balance Requirement

--- Discloses Texas Customer Count

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New York DPS Staff Proposes Mechanisms To Increase Number Of Customers Receiving Utility Low-Income Assistance (Prohibited From ESCO Service)

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service has issued a whitepaper report on New York State's energy affordability policy (EAP) that includes recommendations to increase the number of customers participating in utility low-income assistance program

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Utility Seeks To Drop 24, 36-Month Contracts From Upcoming Default Service Auction

An EDC has requested to procure only 12-month contracts in an upcoming default service auction

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Total Acquires Nearly 3 GW Of Solar, Storage In Texas

Total announced that it is acquiring a development pipeline of ...

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Arcadia Partners With Goldman Sachs, Biogen to Offer Clean Energy to Homes as an Employee Benefit

Arcadia, which describes itself as, "a monthly subscription service that connects renters and homeowners across the U.S. to clean energy through their existing utility," announced a new partnership with ...

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February 4, 2021

New York PSC Grants Extension For ESCO Compliance With New Mass Market Pricing & Product Limits

The New York PSC has granted an extension for ESCOs to comply with certain ordering clauses of its retail market rehearing order, including the mass market pricing and product limitations

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February 3, 2021

Retail Supplier Acquires Gas Marketing Business, Will Support Growth Of End-User Customer Base

A retail energy supplier has acquired ...

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Griddy Energy Takes Steps To Expand Outside Of Texas

Griddy Energy LLC, known for its real-time wholesale pricing retail electricity product in Texas, has applied for ...

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Catalyst Power Closes Acquisition Of Retail Energy Provider

Catalyst Power Holdings LLC ("Catalyst Power") announced that it has closed its acquisition of ...

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Realty Manager Of Empire State Building, Other Properties Selects Retail Supplier For 100% Wind Contract

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT) announced the purchase of 100% renewable wind electricity for its entire commercial portfolio under a new three-year contract with ...

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New York Retail Choice Coalition Seeks Extension Of Deadline For Pricing Limitations Under NY PSC Reset Order, Notes Potential For "Unfair Advantage" To Certain ESCOs Due To Speed Of Individual Eligibility Reviews

The New York Retail Choice Coalition (the 'Coalition' or 'NYRCC'), requested from the New York PSC a seventy-five (75) day extension of the implementation date of the PSC's retail market reset order, including the previously reported pricing limitations under such order

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Retail Supplier Announces New Hires

A retail supplier recently hired three new persons to support its new programs to assist and educate members.

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February 2, 2021

Start-Up Texas Retail Provider Begins Offering Service, Will Pay Customer's ETF Up To $150

A start-up REP has begun offering residential electric service in Texas

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Penn Power Commercial Default Service Rate Increasing 14%; PTC Also Increasing At Two More EDCs

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed commercial PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting March 1, 2021

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El Paso Electric Commits To Joining Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) said that it has signed an implementation agreement with El Paso Electric (EPE) to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)

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PSC Reports Load, Customer Count Of Each Retail Supplier By Service Area

The Michigan PSC released its calendar year 2020 report on retail electric choice

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February 1, 2021

Priority Power Acquires Broker-Consultant

Priority Power Management, LLC ("Priority" or the "Company") announced that it has acquired ...

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Retail Energy Supplier Names New Managing Director

A retail energy supplier has named a new Managing Director

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Microsoft Forms Microsoft Energy

Microsoft recently formed Microsoft Energy LLC, which has applied for ...

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In Interrogatory, Texas PUC Staff Ask If Avangrid Would Agree To Cease Operations Of Its Retail Provider In TNMP's Territory As Part Of Acquiring TNMP

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has issued a series of interrogatories to Avangrid, Inc., as part of the Commission's review of the application of Texas-New Mexico Power for approval of the merger of its parent, PNM Resources, and Avangrid. Inc.

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PJM To Hold Series Of Workshops On Capacity Market Design, Enhancements

PJM announced that it will host a set of workshop sessions, "to discuss potential capacity market enhancement."

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January 29, 2021

Citing Ongoing Uncertainty In Determining Whether A Customer Is Mass Market, RESA Seeks Extension Of New York Reset Order's Product Limits

Citing a lack of "sufficient clarity" with respect to certain changes to the Uniform Business Practices (UBPs), including the identification of customers which meet the mass market definition adopted by the New York PSC, the Retail Energy Supply Association requested a 60-day extension of time to comply with Ordering Clauses 3, 4, and 5 of the PSC's retail market reset rehearing order.

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Chemical Producer Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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New York ESCO Files Petition To Offer Smart Home Bundle To Residential Customers

An ESCO requested from the New York PSC a partial waiver from the mass market product limit requirements under the PSC's retail market reset order in order to continue offering its smart home bundle (the 'Smart Home Program') to residential customers

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Consumers' Counsel Proposes Rule Requiring Utilities To Offer Time Of Use Rate Option As "Standard Service Offer"

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel has proposed that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopt a rule that would require the electric utilities to offer, "as a standard service offer," an optional rate design tariff for demand, load, and time-based options for customers with AMI meters

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January 28, 2021

FirstEnergy Touts Expansion Of Broker Into New States; Home Services Marketplace Expansion In Updated Strategic Plan

FirstEnergy Corp. published an updated strategic plan that touts expansion of its broker business FirstEnergy Advisors and its home services marketplace

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CenterPoint-TDU To Provide REPs With Company-Specific Refunds For TC Over-collections, Rather Than Return Amount Through Uniform Rider

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE) has filed at the Texas PUC an amendment to its plan to refund to retail electric providers Rider TC2 and Rider TC3 transition charge collection balances

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New York ESCO Files Petition To Continue Offering LED Bulb Bundle To Small C&I Customers Only

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for a partial waiver of the Commission’s retail market reset order to continue offering ...

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RetailEnergyX: Proceeds From FES Polar Vortex Class Action Settlement Now Being Distributed

 

Agribusiness Selects Retail Provider For Texas Facility (Renewable Power)

Bunge, an agribusiness and food company, announced a 10-year agreement with ...

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AEP Names New Vice President of FERC and RTO Strategy & Policy

American Electric Power has named a new vice president – FERC and RTO Strategy & Policy, effective Jan. 30.

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Again Filed To Make Critical Care Electric Bills A Priority Claim Under Estate Code

 

January 27, 2021

International Retail Energy Supplier Social Energy Receives "Significant Investment" From Fund Manager, Which Will Support Expansion To North America

Social Energy Focuses On Retail Plans Which Optimize Solar/Storage Via AI, Hub & App

A retail energy supplier which offers an AI powered platform and energy storage service in the U.K. and Australia ,and which is described as a renewable energy scale-up, has received a "significant investment" from ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Acquires Remaining Interest In Distributed Solar Provider Focused On Corporate, C&I Market

An affiliate of a retail supplier announced its 100-percent acquisition of ...

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Freedom Energy Logistics Names Channel Program Director

Freedom Energy Logistics announced ...

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NextEra Focused On Providing Holistic Energy Services To C&I Customers

In reporting earnings, NextEra Energy executives highlighted its Energy Resources business's focus on providing holistic energy services to C&I customers

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PUC Issues Rehearing On Proposed Switch Block Mechanism; Billing Of "Non-Jurisdictional Service" On Utility Bills; Shadow Billing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order on rehearing in a rulemaking concerning minimum requirements for utility bills.

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Texas Bill Would Establish Disclosures Required For Sale, Lease, PPAs From Distributed Generation

A bill has been introduced in Texas that would establish required disclosures, to residential and small commercial customers, by sellors or lessors of distributed renewable generation resources, including PPAs from such facilities

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PUC Approves Time Of Use Generation Rate Option For Non-Shopping Customers Served By Default Provider

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved the application of ...

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January 26, 2021

New York Bill Would Require Registration of Broker/Consultants; Disclosure Of Broker Compensation

Would Require Brokers To Meet $100,000 Financial Security, Prohibit Certain Rebates/Inducements

A bill has been introduced into the New York State Assembly that would require energy brokers and consultants to be registered with the New York PSC, and which would require the disclosure, to customers, of the amount of compensation to brokers

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New York Bill Would Ban ESCOs

NY Round-Up: On-Bill Rate Comparisons, Material Changes, CCA Price Cap

A bill has been introduced in the New York Assembly, which, according to its summary, would, "ban[] non-state run energy services companies," or ESCOs

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Columbia Gas Of Ohio Default Service Retail Adder To Increase Nearly 60%

A January 26 auction to determine the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) for the Standard Choice Offer at Columbia Gas of Ohio resulted in an RPA of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NRG Sets Sight On Trimming Costs, Reviewing Consumer Pricing Structure After Direct Energy Acquisition

 

Retail Price Adjustment (Adder) For Standard Choice Offer Customers At Vectren To Jump 50%

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 25, 2021 resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) of ...

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Chemical Manufacturer Selects Retail Supplier, Solar For Texas Facility

A global chemical and specialty materials company announced a 15-year contract with ...

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Texas Bill Would Allow TDUs To Contract For Energy Storage For Distribution Service, Prohibit TDU Ownership

A bill has been introduced in the Texas legislature that would allow for TDUs to contract for energy storage for distribution-related service, but prohibit the PUC from authorizing TDUs to own storage

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RetailEnergyX: City Officials Allege Mailings Linked To FirstEnergy Sought To Erode Residents' Confidence In Muni Cleveland Public Power

 

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy To Consider Closing Coal Plant, Withholds Details On Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: CyrusOne Selects Renewable Energy Provider For Texas Data Centers, Procurement Consultant Disclosed

 

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January 25, 2021

Updated: New York PSC Waiver Allowing ESCOs To Continue Providing Green Gas Products To Existing Customers Includes Conditions

Written Order Reveals ESCOs Receiving Approval To Offer Home Warranty Bundle

PSC Will No Longer Require Formal Waiver Petition For ESCOs To Offer Home Warranty Product, Delegates To Staff Review

The New York PSC issued a written order regarding ESCOs' petitions to offer green natural gas products and home warranty bundles, which includes specific conditions which ESCOs must meet in order to continue serving green gas customers for a limited one-year period while the PSC further studies the issue

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Attorney General Says Proposed Order In Retail Supplier Complaint Case Would Create "Loophole" In Marketing Oversight, Compliance

The Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland (the 'Division') filed an amicus brief on a proposed order in a Maryland PSC complaint case

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Poll Super-Majority of Virginia Residents Want Ability To Choose Their Electric Supplier

A new poll shows that a super-majority of Virginia residents want the freedom to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy to be generated in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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International Electricity Supplier Announces Closure Of Acquisition Of Competitive Power Ventures

An international electricity supplier announced that its acquisition of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) received regulatory approval and has closed.

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January 22, 2021

New York PSC Denies NYPA Overture To Gain Competitive Advantage Over ESCOs In Serving As Retail Supplier To Customers

New Category Of NYPA Customers Will Continue To Be Charged Same Delivery Surcharges As ESCO Customers

The New York PSC yesterday approved utility tariff amendments to implement previously reported changes in state law that allow the New York Power Authority to act as the supplier (LSE) for a broader universe of customers (new NYPA customers), and, in doing so, the PSC did not exempt such new NYPA customers from various public policy delivery rate surcharges

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PSC Staff Recommends Revocation Of Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

In supplemental testimony, Staff of a PSC have recommended ...

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Proposed Order Would Allow Another Retail Supplier To Resume In-Person Marketing At Storefronts

Proposed orders from an ALJ would grant petitions from ...

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More ESCOs Deemed Eligible To Serve Mass Market Customers Under New NY PSC-Established Generic Products

New York Department Of Public Service Staff have issued more determinations that various ESCOs' compliance filings are ...

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EVgo, An LS Power Company, To Publicly List Through Business Combination

EVgo Services LLC ('EVgo'), which is described as the nation’s largest electric vehicle (EV) public fast charging network in the U.S. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of LS Power, and Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation ('Climate Real Impact Solutions' or 'CRIS') announced today a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in EVgo becoming a publicly listed company.

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January 21, 2021

New York PSC Denies ESCO Green Gas Product Petitions, Provides Limited Extension For Current Customers

Grants Certain ESCOs Ability To Offer Home Warranty Products Not Subject To Pricing Limitations

Burman Says Order Sets Deadline For Start Of Track 2 Value-Added Collaborative, Start Date Deadline Is After Effective Date Of Mass Market Product Limits

The New York PSC today adopted an order which addresses several petitions from ESCOs to offer value-added products for mass market customers that would not be subject to the pricing or renewable electricity limitations established in the previously reported retail market reset order

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Company Names James Steffes As Senior Vice President

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Retail Supplier Named Silver Renewable Energy Partner By CDP

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January 20, 2021

New York DPS Staff: Some ESCOs Have Placed Themselves At Risk Of Temporarily Losing Ability To Enroll New Customers, Renew Customers, "Due To ESCO Actions Beyond The Control Of Staff"

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service filed a letter directed to the PSC Secretary, in the mass market reset proceeding (15-M-0127, et al.), in which Staff warned, "due to ESCO actions beyond the control of Staff," namely, what Staff alleged are incomplete or non-compliant application submissions, "some ESCOs have placed themselves at risk of temporarily losing the ability to enroll new customers or renew existing customers at the time of contract renewal."

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Spark Energy Announces Increase In Credit Commitments

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") announced the increase of its senior secured borrowing base credit facility (the "Facility") to ...

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Broker Names New Head Of Natural Gas Options

A broker has named a new head of natural gas options.

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Retail Supplier Seeks Same In-Person Marketing Authorization Recently Granted To NRG Energy

Several retail energy suppliers in Illinois have filed motions with the Illinois Commerce Commission asking that the ICC grant, for both electricity and natural gas, authorization to conduct in-person marketing at storefronts and similar retail establishments under the same conditions as the Commission recently authorized for the NRG Energy retail suppliers

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Joule To Launch Opt-Out Community Solar As Part Of Municipal Aggregation In 2021, Notes Level Of 2020 Supply Enrollments

In 2020, Joule Assets, via Joule Community Power, said that it launched three new municipal aggregation programs to more than 100,000 utility account holders in twelve communities across New York State.

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January 19, 2021

Ochsner Discusses Top 5 Retail Energy M&A Trends, Tips For Increasing A Supplier's Valuation

Preston Ochsner of Ochsner Interests Inc. shared with EnergyChoiceMatters.com his top 5 trends in retail energy M&A, and, in particular, tips for retail suppliers to be attractive targets for buyers.

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New York Retail Supplier Acquires Compost Business, Also Enters $120 Million Agreement To Support Community Solar Offering

An ESCO announced that the company has reached a master agreement with developers to purchase ...

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Parent Of European Retail Energy Marketer Acquires U.S. Renewables Platform, Enters Agreement With Another Developer

A multinational energy company based in Spain whose operations include retail energy marketing has acquired 100% of ...

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Global Renewables Investment Manager Expands To U.S. With Investment In Texas Wind Portfolio

A global renewables investment manager announced the acquisition of ...

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Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Invests In North American Utility-Scale Storage Developer

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced that it will make an investment in ...

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Dominion Energy Acquires Solar Energy Project In Ohio Which Has PPA With Facebook

Dominion Energy announced today that one of its subsidiaries has acquired ...

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January 18, 2021

PSC Denies Rehearing Of Order Denying OPC Request That Utility Disclose Data On Specific Retail Supplier Billed Rates

Rehearing Order Also Serves To Clarify Prior Direction On Disclosing Number Of Low-Income Customers Served By Each Supplier

The District of Columbia PSC issued an order denying the Office of People's Counsel request for rehearing of the PSC's September 2020 order in which the PSC denied in part, and granted in part, OPC's request for certain billing data from Washington Gas Light related to retail supplier service to low-income customers

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Greenlight Energy Receives Supplier License In New State

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Retail Supplier Appeals Proposed Order On Alleged Violations

A retail supplier filed with the Maryland PSC a Notice of Appeal of a proposed order in a proceeding addressing alleged violations by the supplier

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New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

The New York utilities have posted their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e. 12 months ended December 31, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the company’s electric and/or gas tariffs.

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January 15, 2021

Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Book Of Customers

A Texas retail electric provider has acquired a book of customers from ...

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ALJ Denies Petitions For Resumption Of Certain In-Person Marketing Filed By Two Retail Suppliers

An ALJ issued a ruling that denies separate petitions from ...

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Retail Supplier To Pay $115,000, Also Provide Nearly $200,000 In Refunds, Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier entered into a stipulation under which it will pay $115,000, plus provide nearly $200,000 in refunds, to resolve all of the issues identified by ...

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Energy Harbor Files For New York ESCO Registration; Discloses Expected Start Of Retail Operations In Texas

Energy Harbor LLC filed a Retail Access Application Form with the New York PSC to serve as an Electric Services Company (ESCO)

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Zone One Energy Deemed Eligible To Serve Mass Market Customers Under New NY PSC-Established Generic Products; Believed To Be First Such ESCO Certification

After reviewing Zone One Energy LLC's updated ESCO Retail Access Application Package filed in response to the PSC's retail market reset order (which included product limits for mass market service), New York Department Of Public Service Staff have determined ...

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PECO Small Commercial Generation Rate Decreasing Nearly 13%

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning March 1, 2021

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Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Decreasing 11-12%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting March 1, 2021

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Final Report Estimates ERCOT Market Equilibrium Reserve Margin As 12.25%; Higher Than 11% Economically Optimal Level

A final report prepared by a consultant for ERCOT estimates a market equilibrium reserve margin (MERM) of 12.25% under projected 2024 market conditions

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January 14, 2021

New York ESCO Returning Some Customers To Default Service

An ESCO is exiting the New York natural gas market and will no longer serve natural gas customers

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FirstEnergy Advisors Receives Pennsylvania Broker License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors an electric broker/marketer license to serve ...

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Texas PUC Chair: "Need To Look At" Issue Of TDU Parent Owning Retail Provider In Avangrid-TNMP Merger Application

During today's Texas PUC open meeting, PUC Chairman DeAnn T. Walker and Commissioner Arthur C. D'Andrea agreed that the Commission should consider the issue of the parent of a transmission and distribution utility (TDU) also owning generation or a retail electric provider, as part of the Commission's review of the application of Texas-New Mexico Power for approval of the merger of its parent, PNM Resources, and Avangrid. Inc.

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Pa. PUC Approves Utility's Waiver Request To Use Email As Means Of Sending Eligible Customer List Opt-Out Notice For Larger Group Of Customers; Makes Modification To Increase Response Rate

The Pennsylvania PUC granted the petition of Duquesne Light Company for a waiver to allow the EDC to send the triennial Eligible Customer List (ECL) opt-out notice via electronic means to a larger group of customers than done currently

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Pennsylvania PUC Denies Retail Supplier's License Application

The Pennsylvania PUC denied, without prejudice, the application of ...

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Pa. PUC Proposes Interpretation Of New RPS Law, Compliance For Retail Suppliers, Including Use Of Grandfathered Contracts For RECs, Renewals Thereof

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a tentative order to interpret Act 114 of 2020, which amends the Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. §§ 1 et seq.

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PUC Seeks Comment On $175,000 Settlement Between Retail Supplier, PUC Staff

The Pennsylvania PUC issued for public comment a settlement between ...

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Pa. PUC Rules On CAP Shopping, EGS Alternatives At Duquesne Light

Order Addresses Solar PPA For Default Service, Standard Offer Program, EV TOU Supply Rate

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a final order addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company (DLC or the Company) for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025 (DSP IX).

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Pa. PUC Approves Use Of Capacity Proxy Price For Duquesne Light Default Service Auction

The Pennsylvania PUC approved, without modification, the petition of Duquesne Light Company to modify its supplier master agreement to implement use of capacity proxy price (CPP) in its upcoming March 2021 procurement of default supply contracts

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Retail Supplier Affiliate & Oil Major To Jointly Develop 1.6 GW Of Solar And Energy Storage Projects In The U.S., Including Texas

The affiliate of a REP has entered into a solar & storage JV with an oil major

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Constellation Selected By Massachusetts Information Technology Center For $17M Energy Efficiency Project

The Massachusetts Division of Capital Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) has selected Constellation, an Exelon company, to implement ...

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GREENCROWN Energy & Water Selected To Manage Energy, Including Supply Procurement, At 22 College Campuses

A provider of career education and specialized technical training, has selected GREENCROWN Energy & Water to manage its entire energy portfolio

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January 13, 2021

Texas Bill Would Create New Category Of Critical Care Customers, Which Would Receive Disconnection Protection From REPs

A bill has been filed in the Texas House that would establish ...

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Texas Bill Would Require REPs To Meet Portfolio Standard For Zero-Carbon Resources

A bill has been filed in the Texas Senate that would establish a state goal for, "competitive zero-carbon electric generation."

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"Choose My Power" Files Further Registration For Texas Electric Broker

Choose My Power LLC filed with the Texas PUC what was described as a new broker registration and a filing supplying information for a pending broker registration

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New York Utility Seeks Approval To Dispatch Utility-Owned Storage Output Into NYISO Wholesale Market

An EDC petitioned the New York Public Service Commission for approval to ...

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New York Selects Developer For Offshore Wind, Announces More State-backed Renewable Energy Projects

A developer has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power

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ENGIE North America Adds Nearly 2 GW of Renewable Energy in the U.S. in 2020

ENGIE North America today announced it has added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy to the U.S. in 2020

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January 12, 2021

ERCOT Schedules Workshop To Review Potential Changes To Annual Requirement For Retail Electric Providers To Answer Survey On Demand Response

ERCOT will host a workshop on January 19, 2021 to discuss possible changes to Protocol 3.10.7.2.2, Annual Demand Response Report, and to the Other Binding Document titled "Demand Response Data Definitions and Technical Specifications", which could be in effect for the 2021 Annual Demand Response Survey Process.

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Start-up Smart Energy America Registers As Texas Electric Broker

Start-up Smart Energy America LLC registered as a Texas electric broker

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Mpowered2021 Registers As Texas Electric Broker

An entity registered as a Texas electric broker with the business name Mpowered2021

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More New York ESCOs Seek Extension To Retail Market Reset Order Deadlines, Citing Pending DPS Staff Review of Re-applications, Contracts

Several ESCOs requested from the New York PSC a sixty (60) day extension of the deadlines of Ordering Clauses 3, 4, and 5 of the PSC's retail market reset order on rehearing (related to the product limitations for mass market service), citing pending DPS Staff review of re-applications for certification and the ESCOs' contracts (with one exception)

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Two IPPs Merge To Form Onward Energy

Two independent power producers today announced the completion of a merger of the two companies to create Onward Energy.

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Retail Energy Supply Association Announces New President, Election of 2021 Executive Committee and State Chairs

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today announced its new officers and state chairs for 2021.

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From 12/16: Harris County, Texas Issues RFP For Energy Procurement Consulting Services, Emphasis On Renewable Energy

From 12/16: Harris County, Texas is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide energy consulting for market research, risk management, sustainability and procurement solutions for Harris County for the period beginning on or about April 1, 2021 and ending twelve (12) months thereafter

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January 11, 2021

Broker-Consultant Names New Managing Director

A broker named a new Managing Director

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New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Legislation To Prohibit Utility Disconnections During Emergencies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of the 2021 State of the State, announced a proposal to prohibit utility disconnections, including for electric and gas utilities, in regions that are under a state of emergency.

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NRG To Pay $85,000 Under Settlement Approved By FERC; Chair Danly Says NRG Did Not Violate Tariff Or FERC Regulation

FERC, in a 2-1 vote, approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (Agreement) between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and NRG Power Marketing LLC (collectively, the Parties) to resolve Enforcement’s investigation into ...

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Texas Retail Provider & Sam Houston Race Park Announce Sponsorship

A Texas REP announced a new sponsorship with Sam Houston Race Park (SHRP).

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PJM States Propose Four Core Principles For PJM Markets, Resource Adequacy

The Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI) wrote to PJM's board of managers with a recommendation for "four core principles" concerning resource adequacy and the PJM markets

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January 8, 2021

Citing Compliance Submissions Which Are Still Pending DPS Staff Approval, New York ESCO Seeks Extension To Retail Market Reset Order Deadlines

Family Energy, Inc. has requested a 60-day extension of several compliance deadlines from the latest New York PSC retail market reset order (the Sept. 18 order on rehearing, or "Order"), stating that Family's updated contracts and related compliance submissions remain pending with DPS Staff.

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CenterPoint Energy Names Former Competitive Supplier Exec To Finance Leadership Role

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. named ...

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Utilities Propose Alternatives To Enroll-By-Wallet Mechanism

During a technical session, the Massachusetts electric distribution companies offered several proposed alternatives that would allow customers to enroll "on the go" while still relying on use of the account number for enrollments, instead of personal data contemplated under "enroll by wallet" proposals

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Retail Choice Regulator Releases Straw Proposal That Would Allow Utilities To Offer Managed Charging (DR, Energy Management) To Residential EV Customers

The Connecticut PURA issued Straw Electric Vehicle (EV) Program Design that would allow EDCs to provide managed charging for EV drivers at single-family residences

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January 7, 2021

Reliant Launches New Texas Product Offering Two Highest Days Of Usage Free Per Week (Auto-selected Floating Days)

Also Adds Free Upgrade To Solar For Its Free Days; Nights; Weekends Plans

Reliant launched a new plan (Reliant Truly Free Flex Days) for Texas residential electric customers that will provide to customers their two highest usage days per each weekly period for free (8 free days per month), with the selection occurring automatically based on usage, instead of the customer having to pick their free days

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Updated: Illinois Commission Says It Did Not Dispose Of Retail Supplier Petitions To Resume In-Person Marketing In Prior Order Denying Staff Motion To Dissolve

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a written order granting the petition of various NRG Energy retail electric suppliers to resume marketing in storefronts and similar retail establishments, as first reported in our original story from January 6

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Updated: Regulator Confirms In Final Order That Retail Supplier Not Required To Charge Less Than Default Service

Supplier Not Required To Charge "Market Rates"

Agrees That Rules Under "Essential Utility Services" Code Do Not Apply To Retail Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission issued a final order dismissing a formal customer complaint against Spark Energy Gas, LLC, as the ICC ruled that it is not a violation of Articles IX or VIII of the Public Utilities Act to charge more than the default service provider for gas supply, and ruled that Spark is not required to charge, "market rates."

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After Book Sale, Retail Supplier Winds Up Business, Relinquishes Licenses

An ESCO has filed to withdraw its eligibility

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Lightsource bp Signs Power Contract For 153 MW Solar Project In Texas

Lightsource bp announced that it has secured a proxy generation power purchase agreement (pgPPA) with ...

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Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Announces Strategic Partnership With Energy-as-a-Service Provider

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced that they have completed an investment in ...

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PSE&G Receives Approval For Deployment Of Smart Meters

Public Service Electric & Gas announced that it received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to invest approximately $700 million during the next four years to provide its 2.3 million electric customers with smart meters, under a territory-wide deployment.

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January 6, 2021

Regulator Allows Specific Retail Suppliers To Resume In-Store Marketing, Subject To Conditions

A retail choice regulator will allow certain retail suppliers to resume in-person marketing at storefronts and similar establishments

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PUC Rejects $650,000 Settlement Between Retail Supplier, Public Advocate To Resolve Investigation

A PUC has rejected a settlement between ...

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Vistra Brings "World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System" Online

Vistra today announced that ...

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January 5, 2021

NRG Completes Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Energy Inc. has completed the previously reported acquisition of Direct Energy from Centrica plc effective today.

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Parent Of Broker Names New Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

The parent of a broker has named ...

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Broker-Consultant Awarded Vendor Contract With National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance

A broker announced that it has been awarded one of the 2020 vendor contracts for 'Energy Management Consultation and Related Services' by the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA).

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Duquesne Light Default Service Rate To Fall 15%

Duquesne Light has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service rate for ...

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Affiliate Of Entity Holding REP License Seeks MBR Authority At FERC For DR Aggregation, Virtual Power Plant

Resi Station, LLC applied for electric market-based rate authority at FERC, for the Southwest Region

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January 4, 2021

Texas Bill Would Require Municipal Utilities To Transition To Retail Choice Based On Rate Comparison

A Texas bill would require municipal electric utilities to transition to customer choice based upon ...

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Texas Retail Provider Files To Use Trade Name "Watt Bro"

A Texas retail electric provider filed at the Texas PUC to add the trade names ...

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Ohio PUC Reinstates Requirement For FirstEnergy Utilities To File Rate Case By End Of ESP IV

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has reinstated the requirement that Ohio Edison Company, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and The Toledo Edison Company (the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities) shall file a distribution rate case by ...

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Competitive Generation, Energy Infrastructure PE Firm Names New Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel

A private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure announced today that ...

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Parent Of Retail Supplier To Acquire Utility With Competitive Supply Program Open To Small Customer Rate Classes

The parent of a retail supplier announced that ...

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NYSERDA Posts New ACP Price

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has posted the pricing of Alternative Compliance Payments (ACP) for the 2021 compliance period.

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December 30, 2020

Retail Energy Execs Launching New Texas REP

A group of retail energy execs have formed a new Texas retail electric provider

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PUC Approves Supplier's License Renewals Opposed By OCC

Commissioner Warns All Suppliers That PUC's Patience Is Not Unlimited

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Qatar Investment Authority Invests In Energy Storage Provider Fluence (AES-Siemens JV)

Fluence, an energy storage solutions provider, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) pursuant to which ...

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December 29, 2020

Sustainable Energy Investment & Development Firm Seeks Broker License

A sustainable energy investment and development firm applied for ...

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December 28, 2020

New Woman-Led Texas Retail Provider Formed, Led By Market Vet

A start-up led by a market-vet has applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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ConEd To Significantly Decrease Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate From Current 3.6%

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has filed with the New York PSC an updated Statement of Purchase of Receivables (POR) Discount Percentage for electricity

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Discontinuing Oil E&P Business

The parent of a retail supplier disclosed that ...

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December 23, 2020

PSC Imposes Moratorium On Retail Supplier, Prohibiting Supplier From Adding Or Soliciting New Customers While PSC Considers Proposed Order

Taking up a proposed order on its own motion, the Maryland PSC issued an order imposing upon SmartEnergy Holdings, LLC a moratorium which prohibits SmartEnergy from adding or soliciting new customers in Maryland, as the PSC also directed further proceedings

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Retail Choice Regulator Issues Strategic Vision Document For "Regulatory Sandbox"; Meant To Cultivate Innovative Products & Services, Including Utility-Led Programs & Third Party Services

Compares To U.K.'s Supplier-Focused Innovation Link, As Well As Utility-Focused Program In U.S.

As part of developing an Innovation Framework for the electric industry, the Connecticut PURA has issued a Regulatory Sandbox Strategic Vision Document which includes a proposed roadmap of concepts, best practices, and design principles for consideration in establishing an Innovation Framework in Connecticut.

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Arizona Commission Adopts Terms For New Competitive Generation Program At Tucson Electric Power

The Arizona Corporation Commission adopted a final order in the rate case of Tucson Electric Power and in doing so established a new "buy through" wholesale competitive generation program at TEP

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December 22, 2020

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO; Directs ESCO To Provide Refunds

Alleged Violations Include Failure To Cease Telemarketing During Declared State Of Emergency

DPS Employees Allegedly Received Cold Calls From ESCO Agents

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Retail Suppliers To Pay $174,000 Forfeiture Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Suppliers To Cease Offering Daily Rate Product In State, Agree To Extension Of Residential Marketing Suspension

Two retail suppliers would collectively pay a forfeiture of $174,000 under a settlement with ...

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Prosumer-Focused, Energy-As-A-Service Retail Supplier Registers As New York DER Provider (Solar, Storage, DR)

An ESCO has filed with the New York PSC a Distributed Energy Resource Supplier (DERS) Registration Form

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Developer Announces Purchaser For Energy From Texas Wind Project

A developer announced that it has completed construction and achieved financial close of a wind project in Texas.

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ESCO Opposes New York Utility's Tariff Ending Imbalance Waivers Adopted At Start Of COVID Pandemic

Marathon Power, LLC d/b/a Marathon Energy (Marathon Energy) filed comments at the New York PSC in opposition to tariff amendments filed by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation which modified the Index pricing applied to retail suppliers' over- and under-deliveries, such that the average of the existing Index prices will no longer be used for both over- and under-deliveries.

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December 21, 2020

With Acquisition Complete, Gas South Names New Leadership For Infinite Energy

Gas South announced the closing of its previously reported acquisition of Infinite Energy (which excluded the Texas electric book).

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Retail Suppliers Concerned With "Overly Broad" Definition Of In-Person Solicitation In Draft Rules

Consumer Advocates Argue Narrower Proposal On Types Of Marketing Which Must Adhere To Disclosures Is Inconsistent With Statute

Parties have filed comments on proposals from Illinois Staff for amendments to Illinois Administrative Code Part 412 detailing the obligations of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES), and a new Part 512 detailing the obligations of alternative gas suppliers (AGS)

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Retail Supplier Objects To Utility's Proposed Tariff Language That Would Allow EDC To Suspend Utility Consolidated Billing If Supplier "Not Following" State's Administrative Code Rules

Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. has filed objections to a Public Utility Commission of Ohio Staff Report on the rate case of AEP Ohio (Ohio Power), including objections to proposed tariff language that would allow AEP Ohio to terminate "Company consolidated billing services" in the event that a competitive retail electric service (CRES) provider is not following the, "Ohio Administrative Code rules."

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NRG Retail Suppliers: Prohibition On In-Store Marketing Harming Small Businesses, Individual Agents

NRG Reports No COVID Spread Over Tens Of Thousands Of Shift Hours For Areas Allowing In-Store Sales

Various retail suppliers have responded to the opposition from the Attorney General of the State of Illinois and Citizens Utility Board to various proposed resumptions of in-person marketing, such as the resumption of in-store marketing as sought by Reliant Energy Northeast and Green Mountain Energy Company (NRG suppliers)

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BASF Selects Supplier For Solar Energy (Sourced From Texas Solar Plant)

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December 18, 2020

PUC Authorizes Utilities With Choice Program To Offer Optional Renewable Natural Gas Product

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Updated: PUC Authorizes Sharing Of Customer Phone Number, Email Address Of PPL Customer Referral Program Customers With Selected Retail Supplier, With Customer Consent

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Rodan Announces Strategic Partnership With Energy Procurement Consultant

Rodan Energy Solutions USA announced a new strategic partnership agreement with ...

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Regulator Issues Directive To Retail Suppliers On Displaying Minimum Percentage Of Renewable Energy Given New Standard

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Enel X Discloses Customer, MW Milestones From 2020

Enel X, the Enel Group's advanced energy services business line, today announced what it termed "record growth" and disclosed various customer milestones from 2020

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Texas PUC Names New Executive Director

The Public Utility Commission of Texas named ...

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December 17, 2020

Proposed Order Would Require Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To SOS Unless It Obtains Affirmative Consent From Customers To Continue Service

Draft Addresses Whether Wet Signature Required For Supplier's Inbound Telephonic Enrollments

Also Addresses Whether Recordings Met Standard For Enrollment Verification

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Pennsylvania PUC Rejects Recommendation To Require That Standard Offer (SOP) Customer Referral Customers Be Dropped To Default Service At End Of SOP Term With Retail Supplier, At PPL

PUC Does Terminate SOP Shopping Program For CAP Customers, Will Not Allow CAP Customers To Take Service From A Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC today adopted an order in a proceeding addressing PPL Electric's default service proceeding for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025

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Ormat Acquires Shovel-Ready Energy Storage Project In Texas

Ormat Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of a shovel-ready energy storage asset in Upton County, Texas.

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December 16, 2020

Harris County, Texas Issues RFP For Energy Procurement Consulting Services

Follows Decision To Decline Aggregation Pool Proposal At This Time

Harris County, Texas is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide energy consulting for market research, risk management, sustainability and procurement solutions for Harris County for the period beginning on or about April 1, 2021 and ending twelve (12) months thereafter

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Genie Energy Forms Joint Venture To Offer Community Solar Services

Genie Energy announced ...

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DPU Directs Boston To Cease Marketing A Low-Income Discount Associated With SMART Program As Part Of Boston's Municipal Aggregation

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued a letter to the City of Boston stating that the DPU has identified certain issues with the City's marketing of a low-income customer discount, apparently associated with the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target ("SMART") Program, as an advantage of the city's opt-out municipal aggregation

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ERCOT CDR Shows 2021 Reserve Margin Exceeding 15%, Reaching 27% In 2022

ERCOT today released its December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report and said that, "New generation resources, including a significant amount of utility-scale solar, continue to be added to the ERCOT region at a rapid pace, resulting in higher planning reserve margins over the next several years."

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ERCOT Reports Number Of ESI IDs Participating In REP Demand Response Programs, Amount Of 2020 Load Reductions

ERCOT has posted an annual report on demand response, which includes the amounts of ESI IDs in various retail electric provider (REP) demand response programs, based on REP survey responses, as well as MW load reductions associated with each category

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates; Winning Suppliers Disclosed

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

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Con Edison Selects Developer, Owner For 100 MW Battery Storage

Con Edison today announced the signing of a seven-year dispatch rights agreement for the development of a 100-megawatt battery storage project

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December 15, 2020

Report: Low-Income Customers On Competitive Supply At Utility Paid 108% More Than Default Service

Regulator's Staff Proposes Product, Rate Increase Limitations; Auto-Renewal Rules

The aggregate cost to low-income natural gas customers on competitive supply at an LDC was 108% higher than the default service cost

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Walmart's Retail Electric Supplier, Texas Retail Energy, Receives Authority To Serve Residential Customers

A PUC granted Texas Retail Energy LLC, the retail electric supplier owned by Walmart an amended electric supplier license to, among other things, include service to residential customers

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Ohio Utility Seeks To Offer Smart Home Program; Customer Insights, Demand Response

As part of a rate case filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an EDC is seeking to offer a new smart homes program

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PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate To Fall 6%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy has filed new electricity default service (energy service) rates for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2021

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Freight Farms Partners With Renewable Energy Provider, Broker To Offer Green Energy To Its Customers

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Another Retail Supplier Seeks Authority To Conduct In-Person Sales At Retail Stores

AG Says Commission Can't Rule On Prior Motions For In-Person Marketing Resumption, As AG Says Such Motions Were Already Disposed Of When ICC Declined To Rescind Its Emergency Prohibition Order

Another ARES has petitioned the Illinois Commerce Commission for a modification of the ICC's prior order prohibiting in-person marketing by retail energy suppliers to allow it to engage in limited in-person solicitation for in-store marketing and enrollments in retail establishments that have been authorized to re-open by the Governor and the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health

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December 14, 2020

PSC Enforcement Unit Alleges Enrollment Violations By Retail Supplier, Alleges Touchless & e-TPV Enrollment Still Requires Signed Contract

Enforcement Recommends Requiring Suppliers' Customers To Be Dropped To Default Service Unless Supplier Obtains Signed Contract

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Agencies Say Stay Of New Order Prohibiting Retail Suppliers From Marketing REC-Based Products As "Renewable Energy" Being Negotiated, As Suppliers File Appeal

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel said in a regulatory filing with the Connecticut PURA that they understand that certain parties are negotiating a stay of PURA's recent order on the marketing of voluntary renewable energy offers (VROs), as retail suppliers have appealed PURA's decision.

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Nordic Energy Services Receives Licenses In New State

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Vistra ESCOs Seek New York PSC Approval To Offer Home Warranty And Maintenance Product Under Retail Market Reset Order

Vistra Corp. petitioned the New York PSC for a declaratory ruling from the Commission recognizing ...

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December 11, 2020

New York Utilities File Errata To Previously Filed Average 12-Month Supply Rates (Used For ESCO Rate Cap); Corrected Rates Are Significantly Lower

Two New York utilities filed with the New York PSC an errata to each LDC's December 31, 2019 twelve-month trailing average supply rates, which were originally filed on January 29, 2020 (for the 12 months ending December 31, 2019).

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Texas PUC Staff Propose That Legislature Clarify That An EV Charging Station Is Not A Retail Electric Provider

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an updated draft to the electric scope of competition report which now includes Staff's proposed legislative recommendations, including a recommendation that the Legislature clarify that an electric vehicle charging station is not an electric utility or retail electric provider.

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Retail Supplier Parent Sells Majority In EV Charging Network, Software Company; Retains 40% Ownership

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Texas Retail Providers Newly File Notice Of Intent To Provide Prepay Service Via Prepayment Device Or System

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RetailEnergyX: Southeast Utilities Propose Centralized Intra-Hour Wholesale Electricity Exchange Market

 

Tractor Supply Company Selects Retail Supplier For Virginia Stores

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Energy Management Firm Announces Growth As Leading Demand Response Provider At ISO

Rodan Energy announced that ...

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December 10, 2020

Investor Group, Whose Leadership Includes Founder Of One Of Texas's Earliest Electricity Comparison Websites, Acquires Texas Online Broker

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Sells Solar Business

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Retail Supplier Closes $15 Million Supply Facility

An ESCO has closed a supply facility with ...

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Retail Supplier Announces 650 MW Of Renewable Energy Offtake Contracts With Amazon

A retail supplier announced several energy offtake contracts with Amazon

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Arizona Commissioner Offers Amendment To TEP Rate Case Proposed Order That Would Allow All Customers To Be Eligible For Competitive Generation Program

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson offered an amendment to a recommended order in Tucson Electric Power's rate case to adopt proposed modifications from retail suppliers to a proposed competitive generation buy-through program (Market Pricing Experimental Pilot Program or MP-EX), except that Olson would further modify the program to allow all customers to be eligible for the program (subject to its participation cap), with no minimum size or aggregation requirement for eligibility

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RetailEnergyX: AltaGas Provides Update On Strategic Plan, Introduces 2021 Financial Guidance And Increases Dividend By 4%

 

December 9, 2020

Former Retail Supplier President Joins Community Solar Provider As SVP

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Dynegy Energy Services Seeks Retail Gas Supplier License In New States

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Texas TDU Proposes Disposition Of Unused Funds In Program That Reimbursed Retail Electric Providers For Providing Smart Devices To Low-Income Customers

AEP Texas North has proposed how to dispose of unused funds remaining under a closed program that reimbursed Texas retail electric providers for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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NRG Energy Says It Has Become First North American Company To Issue Sustainability-Linked Bond

Proceeds To Be Used For Direct Energy Acquisition, Advancement Customer-Centric Strategy

NRG Energy Inc. announced today that it ...

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Texas PUC Executive Director Resigns

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today announced that executive director John Paul Urban, III has resigned.

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Small Customer Default Service Rate Decreasing At New Hampshire Utility

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has filed with the New Hampshire PUC proposed new energy service(default service) rates for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2021

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December 8, 2020

Retail Supplier To Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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Vistra Names New President and Chief Financial Officer

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Proposed Order Would Allow Only Specific Retail Suppliers To Resume In-Person Marketing At Storefront Establishments

An Illinois Commerce Commission ALJ has issued a proposed interim order that would allow several retail suppliers to resume in-person marketing at storefront establishments, subject to various conditions

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Enters The Mobility Market With Acquisition

Allows Offering Of Fleet Assessments, Informing Sustainability Goals, To C&I Customers

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December 7, 2020

Griddy Names Retail Energy Vet As CEO, Launching Network Marketing Channel

Announces New Financing Agreement With Wholesale Energy Supplier

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Mega Energy Announces Commodity And Market Expansion To Enable Acquisition-Based Growth

Initiatives Include Northeast Expansion Through Partnership With Wholesale Energy Supplier

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NRG Brand Files To Relinquish Unused Texas REP Certificate

A brand of NRG Energy filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its unused retail electric provider certificate

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December 4, 2020

Retail Energy Marketer Purchases Natural Gas Supply Assets

A broker which also markets local natural gas has acquired ...

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ERCOT Notes Increased Volume Of Move-Out Requests Bypassing Valid Continuous Service Agreements (CSAs), Reminds REPs Bypassing CSA Only Permitted In Limited Circumstances

Invalid Transactions May Result In Disruptions To Customers As Well As Valid REP Service Relationships

ERCOT stated in a December 4 market notice that, "It has been brought to ERCOT's attention that a large volume of 814_24 Move-Out Requests have been processed in the past few weeks, which are bypassing existing CSAs."

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Proposed Order Would Find That Charges In Excess Of Default Service Are Not A Violation By A Retail Supplier

Would Dismiss Complaint Seeking To Apply Rules Under "Essential Utility Services" Code To Retail Suppliers

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After State Denies Broad Resumption Of In-Person Marketing, Retail Supplier Modifies Pending Request For Discrete Waiver, Seeks Ruling

With a regulator denying a Staff proposal that would have dissolved a prior prohibition on in-person marketing by retail electric and gas suppliers several retail energy suppliers have sought a ruling on their pending petition for more discrete relief with respect to in-person marketing, and have also modified their sought relief

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Duquesne Light Seeks To Implement Capacity Proxy Price In Default Service Auction (Had Previously Addressed Capacity Price Uncertainty Via Shortened Term Lengths)

Duquesne Light Company petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC to modify its supplier master agreement to implement use of capacity proxy price (CPP) in its upcoming March 2021 procurement of default supply contracts

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RetailEnergyX: Steve Wozniak Rolling Out New Venture Allowing Investors To Crowdfund Energy Efficiency Projects Via Cryptocurrency

 

From 9/15: Google Says It Will Back Policies That Create Competitive Energy Markets, Choice

In a white paper, Google noted its support for allowing customers to access renewable energy directly, and stated, "we’ll advocate for organized regional energy markets and more interconnected regional grids."

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Updated: Pennsylvania PUC Allows All Retail Suppliers To Conduct In-Person Marketing At Outdoor Events, Subject To Conditions

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order providing that, "The moratorium on in-person sales and marketing activities for all jurisdictional suppliers is lifted as it pertains to activities at outdoor public events held in accordance with orders and directives issued by the Governor and the Secretary of Health."

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Pa. PUC Issues Final Order In PECO Default Service Case, Addressing Retail Suppliers' Changes To NITS Treatment

Order Addresses Standard Offer Customer Referral Program Changes, POR Discount, CAP Shopping

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a final order in PECO's default service proceeding which establishes parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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Retail Choice Regulator To Redesign Customer Electric Bills, Address Bill Format, Presentation

The Connecticut PURA has re-opened docket 14-07-19 to redesign residential electric bills, with potential further changes to the information which appears on the bills and the presentation and formatting of the bills

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Retail Supplier & Energy-as-a-Service Provider Names Director of Community Energy

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December 2, 2020

New Jersey BPU Staff Provides Path For Retail Suppliers To Resolve Prior BPU Direction Advising That Suppliers' Pass-Through Of New RPS Costs Under Fixed Priced Contracts Violated Rules

Suppliers Must Provide Opportunity For Mass Market Customers To Receive Refunds, Directs Means For Suppliers To Provide Customer Notice

The New Jersey BPU has issued a Secretary’s Letter which states that Staff has developed a pathway for third party retail electric suppliers (TPSs) to reach resolution and to close out matters addressed in a January 2019 letter to TPSs from the Director of the New Jersey BPU's Division of Energy, which had advised TPSs that any action to increase the supplier's fixed rate contracts due to P.L. 2018, c. 17, which modified various provisions of the state's renewable portfolio standard, would be in violation of N.J.A.C. 14:4-7.12

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Texas Retail Vets Returning To ERCOT Market With New REP

Seeks To Use Trade Names "Value Power", "Value Energy"

Several Texas retail market vets are re-entering the market with a new REP

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New EVP, CFO Named For Retail Energy Supplier Segment

A new EVP has been named for a parent's segment housing retail energy suppliers

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Draft Report Estimates ERCOT Market Equilibrium Reserve Margin As 12.25%; Higher Than 11% Economically Optimal Level

A draft report prepared by a consultant for ERCOT estimates a market equilibrium reserve margin of 12.25% under projected 2024 market conditions

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A PUC disclosed winning electricity Standard Offer suppliers as follows:

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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December 1, 2020

State Utility Regulator "Request[s]" That Retail Suppliers Cease Door-to-Door Marketing Due To "Significant Increase" In COVID Rate Of Transmission

The Chair of state regulator issued a letter to retail energy suppliers and brokers requesting that they cease all door-to-door marketing activities, due to a, "significant increase in COVID-19's rate of transmission."

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Newly Formed Integrated Retail Energy, DER Provider Enters Agreement To Acquire Retail Energy Supplier

A newly formed integrated retail energy and distributed energy solutions provider has entered into a transaction under which it will acquire a retail energy supplier

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Solar Developer Acquires 17 MW Community Solar Portfolio In New York From Retail Supplier Parent

A solar developer has acquired ...

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Retail Energy Veteran Named VP, Partnerships & Renewables At Transparent Energy

Transparent Energy, a provider of online energy procurement solutions, named an energy industry veteran as its new Vice President of Partnerships & Renewables.

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Regulator Clarifies Retail Suppliers' Ability To Market REC-Based Products As "Green" (Previously Prohibited Use Of Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC-Based Products)

A regulator issued a clarification concerning its recent order on the marketing of voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail electric suppliers, addressing whether suppliers may use the term "green" to describe REC-based products.

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RetailEnergyX: Company Launches "Zero-Cost PPA, 10 Years Free Energy Offer"

 

Regulator Approves POR Discount Rate Of Nearly 8%

A regulator approved new purchase of receivables [POR] discount rates

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois PIRG Recommends Forcing Exelon To Divest From ComEd, Requiring ComEd To Offer TOU Supply Rates To Non-shopping Customers

 

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November 30, 2020

Energy Marketing & Clean Energy Vets, Including Former Chair Of TCEQ Predecessor, Launching Texas Electric Broker

New "Customer-Focused Electricity Company" To Provide Customers With Ownership Option, Beneficiary of Shares

A start-up has registered as a Texas electric broker

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Group Warns Of New York Utility's Control Over Smart Meter Distributed Intelligence "App Store", Says Oversight Needed To Prevent Competitive Harm To ESCOs, Other Providers

Likens Utility Control Over DI App Store To Big Tech, Risk Of Similar Abuses (Restricted Access, Crippling Features, Self-Preference)

Mission:data Coalition has filed testimony with the New York PSC urging the PSC to exercise oversight over a novel and under-recognized technology that a utility proposes to install in its smart meters: distributed intelligence ('DI').

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New York State Agency Says ESCOs, Direct Customers Put At Competitive Disadvantage To NiMo Commodity Supply Due To Use, Treatment Of Load Modifiers

A witness testifying on behalf of the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) said in testimony in a Niagara Mohawk (National Grid) rate case that the current use and treatment of Load Modifiers by NiMo creates an, "ongoing inequity in the commodity market in relation to ancillary services."

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Default Service Utility Proposes Changes To Recover, From Non-shopping Customers, Costs Of Oversupply Of RECs, While Managing Rate Impacts

An EDC filed to modify its Alternative Energy Rider (AER) and Auction Cost Recovery Rider (ACRR) to recover, on a bypassable basis, an oversupply of RECs, in light of the wind-down of the state's renewable energy mandate, while also managing AER rate impacts for non-shopping customers.

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New York DPS Staff Proposes Requiring Utility To Verify That ESCOs Serving Non-Core Customers Have Firm Primary Point Capacity To The City Gates

Would Identify "Bad Actors" Improperly Using Resources Held For Core Customers, Staff Says

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have recommended in testimony that ...

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New York Utility To End Imbalance Waivers Adopted At Start Of COVID Pandemic

An LDC has filed tariff revisions at the New York PSC to terminate the following temporary provisions originally adopted in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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NRG Announces Anticipated Closing Date For Direct Energy Acquisition

With FERC having recently approved the transaction, NRG Energy Inc. announced that ...

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A Public Utilities Commission disclosed the winning bidders from ...

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November 25, 2020

Large County Seeking Legislative Authority For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation 'Pilot' Lasting Seven Years (State Does Not Currently Allow CCAs)

RESA Blasts Proposal As Anti-Consumer Choice

Customers On Expiring Retail Supply Contracts Would Default To Municipal Aggregation, If Not On Auto-renewed Contract

A county is again pursuing legislation in the upcoming 2021 session that would authorize ...

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FERC Approves Nearly $1.5 Million Settlement With Power Marketing Consultant, Founder

FERC approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (Agreement) between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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Recommended Decision Would Allow Medium Commercial Customers (Subject To Cap) At Tucson Electric Power To Select Alternative Supplier Under Market Pricing Program, Changing Company's Proposal

A recommended order from an Arizona ALJ in Tucson Electric Power's rate case would modify TEP's proposal for a Market Pricing Experimental Pilot Program (MP-EX) so that medium commercial customers would be able to select an alternative wholesale generation supplier as part of their participation in the program

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PJM Reports Some LSEs May Have Been Charged Based On Incorrect PLCs In Ohio Zone, Back To Jan. 2019

PJM said in a market notice that, "It has come to our attention that certain Load Serving Entities may have been charged and credited based on incorrect peak load contribution values ...

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Updated: Default Product Pricing For Boston Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Released

The City of Boston has filed with the Massachusetts DPU a final consumer notification form concerning its opt-out municipal electricity aggregation which has a start date of February 2021

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RetailEnergyX: More Rhode Island Communities To Launch Opt-out Municipal Aggregations

 

FERC Approves NRG Energy Acquisition Of Direct Energy (Was Final Regulatory Approval Needed)

FERC issued an order approving the application of ...

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PUC Schedules Workshop For Review Of Rules Governing Green Electricity Supply Programs Of Retail Suppliers, Utilities

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has scheduled for January 6, 2021 a remote workshop in its review of the green pricing program standards in Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-42 (Case 20-1195-EL-ORD)

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November 24, 2020

General Motors To Broker Electricity Supply

Automaker General Motors LLC has ...

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Retail Supplier To Pay $150,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Investigation Prompted When Mailer With Alleged Violations Received By PUC's Director Of Oversight

An EGS would pay a $120,000 civil penalty and contribute $30,000 to PPL's hardship fund under a settlement with the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement ('I&E') to resolve alleged violations resulting from ...

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Texas Regulatory Commitment From Avangrid Would Require Utility Texas-New Mexico Power To Maintain Separate Name/Logo, But Would Allow Avangrid Name And Logo To Be, "Added For Branding Purposes"

TNMP Proposes Customer Rate Credit Provided Through Retail Providers Under Merger Application

Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP or the Company) and Avangrid, Inc. have filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval of the previously reported merger of Avangrid and PNM Resources, the ultimate parent of TNMP

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Pennsylvania Utility Seeks To Continue Use Of Financial Hedge For Default Service

An EDC has filed a proposed default service plan (DSP) at the Pennsylvania PUC to cover the period June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024.

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November 23, 2020

Ohio Bill Would End Municipalities' Authority To Conduct Opt-out Aggregations

An Ohio bill, introduced by Sen. Frank Hoagland, would terminate the authority of ...

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New York DPS Staff File Updated Guidance To ESCOs Regarding Review Of Continuing ESCO Eligibility

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service issued an updated guidance document for the periodic review of ESCO eligibility.

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Great American Gas & Electric Certified as Minority and Women-Owned Business

Retail supplier Great American Gas & Electric, LLC (GAGE) announced that it has been certified by ...

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Maine Public Division Standard Offer Rate Falling 10% For Small Customers

The Maine PUC has released Standard Offer rates for customers at Versant Power - Maine Public Division (formerly Maine Public Service, or MPS), for the period beginning January 1, 2021

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November 20, 2020

Retail Regulator's Staff Propose That Default Service Rate Be Included On Retail Supplier's Contract Summary

Proposal To Define Small C&I Customer

Addresses Proposal For Regulator's Near Real-Time Access To Telemarketing Recordings, TPVs

Regulator Seeks Comment On Changes To Current Limit On Door-to-Door Marketing Notice Of Five Municipalities

A hearing officer has sought comment on several Staff and stakeholder proposals regarding an ongoing investigation into retail energy marketing issues

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Sunnova Registers As Texas Electric Broker

(Reminder) Former TXU CMO Serves As EVP/CMO At Sunnova

Sunnova Energy Corporation has submitted a registration as a Texas electric broker

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Nstar East Residential, Small C&I Default Service Electric Rates Rising 20%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for its Eastern MA service area for the period beginning January 1, 2021

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Chair Of Ohio PUC Submits Resignation, Follows Disclosure By FirstEnergy Of Consulting Contract Termination Payment To Entity Associated Unnamed Individual Who Was Later Appointed As State Regulator

Randazzo Says Electric Security Plan Statute Should Be Eliminated, Default Service Should Be Set Via "Proper" Competitive Bidding Process

Sam Randazzo has submitted his resignation as chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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Pennsylvania PUC Warns Customers Of "Questionable" Robocalls, Reminds Of Telemarketing Requirements For Retail Suppliers

As part of alerting customers to various scams preying on utility customers, the Pennsylvania PUC, "continues to caution consumers about involves automated 'robocalls' from unidentified sources – making vague and potentially misleading statements about customer discounts, refunds, rebates and bonuses if the customers act immediately."

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From 11/5:
Illinois Commerce Commission Denies Staff Motion To End ICC's Moratorium On Door-to-Door, In-Person Retail Energy Marketing

The Illinois Commerce Commission denied motions from ICC Staff which had sought orders conditionally dissolving the Commission’s March 18, 2020 Emergency Orders prohibiting alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) and alternative gas suppliers from conducting in-person solicitations, within the meaning of Section 412.10 for ARESs, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

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November 19, 2020

Former Constellation SVP Named CEO At Distributed Solar, Storage Developer; Expand Into "Adjacent" Products & Services

A developer of distributed solar and energy storage projects in the U.S. today announced that ...

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PUC Staff Recommend Rejection Of Amounts Proposed By Utility Related To Unbundling Of Supply-Related Costs In Delivery Rates

Staff of a Public Utilities Commission have recommended rejection of the amounts proposed by an EDC for a new bypassable rider

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Broker Expands Into Ohio; Hires Director, PJM Region

An energy advisory firm and broker said that it is expanding into ...

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Most FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs' Commercial Default Service Rates Increasing About 10%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2020

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Developer Announces 1,300 MW Solar Plant In Texas, Signs Several Large Customers Including Google, Honda, McDonald's, More

A generation developer announced a 1,310-megawatt solar energy generation facility in northeast Texas that the company said, "will be the largest in the United States upon completion."

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rules That Entering Bilateral FTR Data Into PJM System Does Not Create A Separate Contract (Shell Petition)

 

 

Direct Energy Ramps Up Personalized Energy & Home Services

Direct Energy is expanding services to its residential customers with more responsive, customized services for its U.S.-based residential customers, by providing actionable energy insights, customized plans, and an easier energy shopping experience.

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PSC Opens Proceeding To Consider Whether Non-Utility "Energy Companies" Are Meeting & Advancing Jurisdiction's Climate Goals

Welcomes New Proposals From Companies To Implement Climate Goals

A PSC opened a new proceeding to consider ...

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Pa. PUC Opens Proceeding On Use of Energy Storage For Distribution Service; Key Issue Is How To Distinguish From Storage As Generation Resource

Acting on a motion from Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, the Pennsylvania PUC will open a proceeding to consider utility investment in electric storage as a distribution asset utilized for the purposes of enhancing or maintaining reliability

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EMC 14 Presentation
Texas Retail Choice For Non-ERCOT Areas

See the presentation that was provided during EMC 14:

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November 18, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC Initial Decision Would Find Several Electric Utilities' Billing Service To Be "Discriminatory" Against Retail Suppliers

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would find that ...

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Retail Energy Shopping Platform Secures $3.25 Million In Series A Funding, Will Help To White Label Service

An online electricity marketplace and broker announced it has raised $3.25 million in its Series A round of funding

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Distributed Solar Company Says It Has Acquired The "Balance" Of NRG's Residential Solar Asset Portfolio

A distributed solar company said that it has acquired two new asset portfolios, "including the balance of NRG's residential holdings."

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Residential, Small, & Medium Customer Class Standard Offer Rates At Central Maine Power Falling 12%

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer electricity rates at Central Maine Power

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November 17, 2020

New York Utility To "Limit" Amount Of Change In Bypassable Supply Rate From Revised ZEC Cost

A New York utility has filed to ...

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Utility Removes Fixed Price Option For Default Service

A utility has removed a fixed price option for default service from its tariff

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PJM Staff Propose New Schedule To Resume Capacity Auctions, Some Additional Delivery Years Would See Auction Delayed From Typical May Date

PJM has posted a staff presentation for the November 19 Markets and Reliability Committee concerning updates to the PJM capacity market Base Residual Auction and incremental auctions, now that FERC has issued orders in all necessary proceedings to resume the auctions

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Parent Of Broker Acquires Meter-Reading Company

The parent of a broker announced ...

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Start-up Receives Retail Electric Supplier License In New State

A PUC granted ...

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Bangor Hydro-Electric Residential, Small C&I SOS Rate Falling 10%, Medium C&I Rates Also Falling

MPS Large Customer Rate Falling As Well

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer rates at Versant Power-Bangor Hydro District (formerly Bangor Hydro-Electric, or BHE), as well as for the Large customer class at Versant Power-Maine Public District (formerly Maine Public Service or MPS).

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New Jersey BPU Petitions FERC To "Vacate" Footnote Related to Default Service In MOPR Order

The New Jersey BPU has petitioned FERC to vacate a footnote in FERC's recent order on the Minimum Offer Price Rule which discussed the potential exemption (or lack thereof) of the New Jersey's BGS default service auction from the MOPR, as the BPU called the footnote, "non-binding dicta," that re-introduces uncertainty regarding application of the MOPR to default service auctions

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AES Merges U.S. Clean Energy Development Business With Investment Manager's Solar Developer

The AES Corporation announced an agreement with ...

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November 16, 2020

New York PSC Grants ESCO Extension Of Time For Filing New Application To Serve Mass Market Customers

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted ...

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Texas Retail Provider Launches Affinity Program With Texas Tech Alumni Association

The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) announced that ...

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Gexa Says It Has Reached Goal Of Providing All Of Its Residential Customers (200,000+) With Renewable Energy, "At No Additional Cost"

Gexa Energy announced that, "it has reached its goal of shifting all residential plans to 100% renewable energy and providing every residential customer with green power at no additional cost."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: FBI Searches Home Of Ohio PUC Chairman

 

Castleton Commodities Seeks Supplier License

Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading L.P. has filed ...

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Retail Supplier Launches New HVAC Protection Plan

A retail supplier announced that it is now offering heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) protection to eligible new customers as part of its partnership with ...

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Notes Offerings & Pre-Capitalized Trust Securities, Part Of Funding Direct Energy Acquisition

 

November 13, 2020

Retail Supplier Hires Market Vet As Managing Director

A retail supplier announced that ...

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Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase 17-20% At Massachusetts Utility

An EDC filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for ...

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Nucor Selects Supplier For Texas Virtual Solar PPA

Nucor Corporation announced that it has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with ...

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PECO Files New Bypassable Transmission Rate, Part Of Price To Compare

PECO has filed new amounts for the bypassable Transmission Service Charge (TSC), to be effective December 1, 2020, coincident with previously reported new Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges, and a new Price to Compare

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Texas PUC Staff Propose New Interest Rates Applicable To Deposits Held By REPs, Overcharges

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed new interest rates to be applicable to REP deposits and over-billings, consistent with the calculations set forth by rule, calculated pursuant to the process set forth in the PUC's rules

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November 12, 2020

Recommended Decision Addresses Standard Offer Programs, CAP Shopping, NITS At Duquesne Light

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company (DLC or the Company) for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025 (DSP IX).

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Chemical Producer Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A producer of chemicals applied for ...

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Rochester, NY Formally Rolling Out Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

The City of Rochester announced that it will launch an opt-out municipal aggregation for electricity

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AOBA Alliance Seeks Broker License In New State

AOBA Alliance, Inc. applied for ...

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November 11, 2020

Just Energy Reports Lower Customer Count, Higher Adjusted Earnings

Just Energy Group Inc. reported earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 (second quarter of fiscal 2021).

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PPL Seeks Waiver To Use Email As Means Of Sending Eligible Customer List Opt-Out Notice For Larger Group Of Customers

Notes Potential For Higher Customer "Engagement" With Customer List Opt-Out Notice

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation ('PPL', 'PPL Electric', or 'Company') petitioned the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s ('Commission') for a waiver of certain Eligible Customer List ('ECL') solicitation requirements provided under Interim Guidelines for Eligible Customer Lists, Final Order entered October 23, 2014 ('ECL Order'), in order to allow PPL to send the triennial Eligible Customer List (ECL) opt-out notice via electronic means to a larger group of customers than done currently

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November 10, 2020

Retail Supplier Acquiring 200,000 Customers

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Energy Supply Vet Joins Power Marketer As Managing Director, Origination

A power marketer announced that ...

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Offshore Wind JV Partially Owned By Parent Of Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market

EDP Renewables and ENGIE announced that ...

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Parent Of Retail Supplier (Integrated Generator) Developing 1 GW Of Renewables, Storage

The parent of a retail supplier announced that ...

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November 9, 2020

Priority Power Acquires Texas-Based Retail Energy Broker

Priority Power Management, LLC ("Priority" or the "Company") announced the acquisition of ...

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Texas PUC Staff: SWEPCO's Retail Choice Pilot Project Remains "Open"; But Active Participation Only Appropriate As Part Of Staged Evaluation Of Transition To Competition

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said in a brief today that while a 20-year old electric choice pilot program at the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) remains "open," active participation by customers in the program is only appropriate under statute if the Commission finds that the pilot would constitute the first stage of a transition to competition at SWEPCO, or that other related statutory requirements have already been met

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Multi-State Retail Energy Supplier Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Constellation Reports "Stable" Retail Margins; Reports Customer & Load Data

Exelon disclosed various metrics for its Constellation business in a newly released investor presentation, including stating that Constellation has "stable" retail margins.

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Names IT Veterans From Target, Best Buy, & Amazon To Lead Digital Innovation, New Business Opportunities

 

 

AEP Energy Reports Competitive Retail Customer Growth

AEP Plans To Invest $2.1 Billion In Competitive, Contracted Renewables

In a newly released investor presentation, AEP Energy listed its competitive retail customer count as ...

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Update: Vistra Reveals Branding For Acquired Infinite & Veteran Energy Customers

Vistra in a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, disclosed how it will serve the Texas retail electric customers it is acquiring from Infinite Energy and Veteran Energy

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Direct Energy Business Announces ChooseGreen Launch For Small Businesses

Direct Energy Renewable Services has launched ChooseGreen for small businesses, under which Direct Energy Business is offering 100 percent renewable energy to customers across its U.S. footprint through a traditional retail supply contract that offsets all the customer's actual usage with renewable energy credits.

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Maryland PSC Approves Storage Pilots, Including Utility-Owned Projects

The Maryland PSC approved six energy storage pilots proposed by the three Exelon utilities (Pepco, Delmarva, BGE), which include three utility-owned projects

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November 6, 2020

Retail Electric Supplier Acquired By Wholesale Power Marketer

A wholesale power marketer has acquired a retail supplier

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Regulator Announces New Enforcement Team Focused On Retail Energy Suppliers

"Will Not Tolerate Bad Behavior"

A retail energy regulator announced new strategic planning, "including a sharpened focus upon its deployment of Staff resources to bolster enforcement efforts."

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NRG Reports Decline In Total Mass Market Retail Customer Count Versus June 30, 2020, But Again Sees Growth In Texas

In a 10-Q for the quarter ending September 30, 2020, NRG reported a decline in mass market customer count versus June 30, 2020

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Genie Energy Reports Higher Adjusted EBITDA, Customer Count For U.S. Retail Business; Global Customer Base Increases To Record Level

Genie Energy Ltd. reported that its U.S. retail supplier business segment, Genie Retail Energy (GRE), reported higher Adjusted EBITDA of $12.6 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 (3Q20), up from $11.2 million a year ago

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Retail Supplier Seeks Clarification Of New Marketing Standards

A retail supplier has sought clarification of ...

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National Gas Electric Texas Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DPU Approves Cost Recovery, Disposition Of Products In Approving Utilities' Offshore Wind Contracts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Danly Named FERC Chairman

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Post 2020 Summary of Customer Complaints and Enforcement Activities

 

November 5, 2020

Illinois Commerce Commission Denies Staff Motion To End ICC's Moratorium On Door-to-Door, In-Person Retail Energy Marketing

The Illinois Commerce Commission denied motions from ICC Staff which had sought orders conditionally dissolving the Commission’s March 18, 2020 Emergency Orders prohibiting alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) and alternative gas suppliers from conducting in-person solicitations, within the meaning of Section 412.10 for ARESs, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential Default Service Rate Increasing 14%, Small Business Rate Increasing 10%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period January 2021 to June 2021, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period January 2021 to March 2021

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NRG Sets Aside Capital For Future Small Retail Book Acquisitions

NRG Provides Update On Financing For Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Expects To Undertake Further Non-Core Asset Sales, Expects To Realize At Least $250 Million Net Proceeds

In reporting third quarter 2020 earnings today, NRG Energy provided an update concerning the financing of its previously reported agreement to acquire Direct Energy, which is pending final regulatory approval from FERC, with the updated financing plan no longer requiring new equity issuance

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AEP's New Retail Supplier, Blue Star Energy, LLC, Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Columbus, Ohio Approves Opt-Out Electricity Aggregation

Voters in the City of Columbus, Ohio approved this week creation of a municipal, opt-out electricity aggregation program

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Orders New Audit Of FirstEnergy Utilities' Compliance With Corporate Separation Regulations

 

 

FERC Schedules Technical Conference On Credit Risk & Management Principles, Practices In RTOs

Capitalization, Financial Security Requirements

Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will convene a technical conference to discuss principles and best practices for credit risk management in organized wholesale electric markets

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AEP Texas Files To Implement New Refund Rider To Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas has filed at the Texas PUC to implement a final refund to retail electric providers, related to service to customers in the former AEP Texas Central service area, resulting from over-collections under Rate Schedule TC-2

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ERCOT Seasonal Assessments Show Sufficient Generation For Winter And Spring

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this winter and in spring 2021.

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AEP Energy Partners Seeks Wind And Solar Energy In ERCOT & Ohio To Serve Competitive Retail Customer Loads

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP) announced that it is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar and new wind facilities located in Ohio and ERCOT.

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November 4, 2020

 

Updated: Vistra's Purchase Price For Acquired Texas Retail Book Disclosed

Vistra, Parent Of TXU, Acquiring Retail Electric Customers From Two Texas REPs

Vistra's Retail Residential Customer Count Falls Versus Q2 2020

Vistra Cites "Strong Margin Results" For Retail Segment

Vistra announced today an agreement to acquire the Texas retail electric customers of ...

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Updated: Spark Energy Names New CEO

Spark Energy Reports Higher Electricity Unit Margins, Offset By Lower Volumes

Adjusted EBITDA Essentially Flat Year-Over-Year

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 (third quarter).

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Start-up Retail Supplier Seeks License In New State, Discloses Hiring Of Market Vet

A start-up retail supplier applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Corporation Commission Election Results

 

 

United Illuminating Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 8%; Small Commercial Rate Increasing 6%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning January 1, 2021

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Default Service Auction Clearing Price Disclosed

A default service auction resulted in a price of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of 3 Retail Suppliers, 7 Brokers

 

November 3, 2020

Parent Of Texas Retail Provider Acquires DER Management Platform; Data Science & AI Expertise

The parent of a Texas REP has acquired ...

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Updated:
Constellation CEO Discusses Retail Business In Regards To Exelon Strategic Review

(Earlier): Exelon Confirms Strategic Review, Considering Separating Exelon Generation From Exelon Utilities

Exelon in announcing earnings today confirmed that ...

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Pennsylvania ALJ: PUC Lacks Authority To Determine "Reasonableness" Of Rate Charged By Retail Supplier

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania PUC ALJ in a customer complaint proceeding would find that the Pennsylvania PUC, "does not have the authority to determine the reasonableness of a rate charged by an Electric Generation Supplier."

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Transfer Selects Supplier For Texas Solar Power

 

 

5 Announces Addition Of Retail Energy Veteran To Its Team

National energy advisory firm 5 announced the addition of ...

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PUC Staff Favor's Utility Proposal To List Amount Of Shadow-Billed Default Service Cost On Shopping Customers' Bill, Prominently On First Page

OCC: Utility Data Shows Residential Customers Paying More By Shopping, Compared To Default Service

Staff of a Public Utilities Commission filed comments in support of the application of ...

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Office Of Consumer Advocate Does Not Oppose Retail Supplier's Sought Partial Rescission Of Order Prohibiting In-Person Marketing, Subject To Conditions

The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate filed comments at the Pennsylvania PUC stating that, subject to conditions, the OCA does not oppose the petition of NRG Energy, Inc. for partial rescission of the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order establishing moratorium on in-person sales and marketing

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Customers On Retail Supply Paid $5 Million More Than Default Service In July

 

Viceroy Strategy Partners Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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November 2, 2020

Retail Supplier Enters Settlement Over Alleged Use Of Phrase "Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Notice" In Marketing Mailers

A retail supplier entered into a settlement with I&E Staff of the Pa. PUC

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PPL Residential, Small Business Price To Compare Increasing On December 1 (Small C&I Rate Increasing Over 9%)

PPL Electric has posted electricity prices to compare for the period beginning December 1, 2020.

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Retail Supplier Enters Settlement Concerning Putative Class Action Complaint

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement agreement in a putative class action complaint before a federal court

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RetailEnergyX: "Recall CPS": San Antonio Residents Upset With Utility's Rate Structure

 

Duquesne Light Seeks Waiver To Use Email As Means Of Sending Eligible Customer List Opt-Out Notice For Larger Group Of Customers

Notes Potential For Higher Customer "Engagement" With Customer List Opt-Out Notice

Duquesne Light Company petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a waiver to allow it to send the triennial Eligible Customer List (ECL) opt-out notice via electronic means to a larger group of customers than done currently

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Names New Executive Vice President - Strategy

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RetailEnergyX: Language About Potential "Criminal" Liability In FirstEnergy's Latest 8-K Not New

 

New York Utilities Seek Authority To Own Energy Storage As Part Of Competitive Procurement Process

Proposing various changes to the competitive procurement process established to meet New York's targets for energy storage, the joint New York utilities proposed, "an additional procurement option whereby the utility could solicit and purchase a storage project from a developer upon project operation and, after an established ownership period, seek to sell the storage project if the sale would produce a customer benefit."

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October 30, 2020

FirstEnergy Terminates SVP Marketing, Who Had Served As President Of FirstEnergy's New Broker, For, "Violat[ing] Certain FirstEnergy Policies And Its Code Of Conduct"

FirstEnergy Also Terminates CEO & Another Exec

The Independent Review Committee of the Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. announced a leadership transition, including the termination of ...

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Dynegy Seeks Retail Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Dynegy Energy Services (East), LLC applied for ...

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PJM Discusses Interpretation Of FERC MOPR Order & Impact On State Default Service Auctions

During a Markets & Reliability Committee meeting, PJM staff provided an update on implementation of FERC's recent Minimum Offer Price Rule order, and, in particular, its applicability to state default service auctions for electricity supply

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October 29, 2020

Pennsylvania Bill Would Require Full Unbundling Of Utility Costs Related To Retail Electric, Gas Supply

Would Implement Enroll-by-Wallet

Would Require Suppliers To Undergo Training Conducted by PUC, Pass Exam For License

Pennsylvania State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) has introduced legislation that would require the full unbundling of utility electric and gas supply costs, and would also require the adoption of enroll-by-wallet

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Start-up Retail Supplier Formed

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Pepco Residential SOS Rate To Fall 10% Next Summer

New Delmarva, Potomac Edison SOS Rates Also Posted

Various Maryland electric utilities have filed new SOS rates for various periods

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Breakerbox, Exelon's Broker, Receives License In New State

SmartEnergy Holdings Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

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Direct Energy Business Signs Contracts For Energy Storage

Direct Energy Business, "announced today recent changes in its energy strategy to offer the benefits of battery storage in California."

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AEP Energy Signs PPA For Output From Another Solar Project, To Serve Competitive Retail Customers

AEP Energy Partners has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with ...

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Massachusetts Agency Selects Provider For ISO-NE, Utility Demand Management Services

The Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) has selected ...

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October 28, 2020

Pennsylvania Court Rules PUC Lacks Authority To Order Refunds To Customers Of Retail Suppliers For Violations Of PUC Regulations

Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court issued a decision in an appeal filed by Blue Pilot Energy, LLC in which the Court found that the Pennsylvania PUC lacks authority to ...

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Retail Energy Supplier Names Market Vets As New CEO, COO

A retail supplier has named ...

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Start-up Texas Retail Electric Supplier Backed By Clean Energy Company Receives REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Westchester Power Municipal Aggregation Selects Retail Supplier For ConEd Service Area For New Term

Opt-Out Notice Now Compares Rates To ESCO Rate

Effective January 1, 2021, Westchester Power has selected ...

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AES (Ultimate Parent Of Utility DP&L) Launches New Brand Offering Customer Energy Supply Solutions (Renewables, Management, Etc.)

The AES Corporation, the ultimate parent of Dayton Power & Light and other utilities, launched a new brand ("aes") and announced, "product offerings to help organizations achieve their energy objectives."

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October 27, 2020

DTE Energy Announces Midstream Spin-off; Spin-off Does Not Include Retail Supplier, Wholesale Electric Supply Business

DTE Energy today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has unanimously authorized management to pursue a plan to spin-off the DTE Midstream business ('Midstream') from DTE Energy.

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New Rules Governing Energy Switch MA Shopping Website Take Effect

Revised rules governing the Massachusetts DPU's Energy Switch MA electricity shopping website will take effect on November 3, 2020, a hearing examiner notified stakeholders

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Non-ESCOs Raise Concern With Utility ConEd's Proposed Optional Renewable Electricity Supply Plan For Customers

In comments at the New York PSC, several non-ESCO parties have raised concerns with Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.'s (the Company) proposal to provide residential and small commercial full-service customers with an optional renewable, carbon-free electricity option (the 'Green Power Program').

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October 26, 2020

CUB Alleges Illinois Alternative Retail Natural Gas Suppliers Are Violating HEAT Act

The Illinois Citizens Utility Board alleged in a blog post concerning alternative natural gas suppliers that, "many suppliers are violating a new consumer protection law that went into effect this year."

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City Of Boston Selects Retail Supplier For Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation, Certain Pricing Details Announced

The City of Boston has selected Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. to serve its opt-out municipal electricity aggregation, with a start date of February 2021

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Texas ALJ Would Order ERCOT To Provide Remedy To QSEs To Improperly Charged PTP Obligations, Implicates Potential Uplift To Market

A Texas ALJ, in a proposal for decision, would find that ...

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Retail Supplier To Be Sold

A retail supplier would be sold as part of a larger transaction involving its parent

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Retail Supplier First Point Power Extends Credit/Supply Facility With BP Energy Company

Retail energy supplier First Point Power (FPP) announced a 2-year credit and supply facility extension of its existing facility with ...

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AEP Energy Partners Signs Letter Of Intent To Purchase Output From Columbus, OH Solar Park

Will Be Used To Serve Competitive Supply Customers, Potential Columbus Municipal Aggregation

AEP Energy Partners has signed a letter of intent with ...

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October 23, 2020

Settlement Concerning Dayton Power & Light Advanced Meter Roll-Out Addresses Default Service Issues

Stipulation Includes $1 Million Payment (Shareholder-Funded) To Solar Affiliate Of Retail Supplier To Support Solar Development

Smart Grid Roll-Out Contemplates Execution Of Third Party Apps, From Utility & Third Parties, By AMI Meters

Addresses Supplier Access to AMI Data, Use In Wholesale Settlement

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio and several other large customer groups, IGS Energy, and several environmental groups have signed a stipulation that would authorize deployment of advanced meters, an upgraded customer information system, and other grid modernization activities (Smart Grid Plan Phase I or SGP I)

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New Tax Rule Impacting ERCOT, Related To Collection Or Issuance Of Resale Certificates, Takes Effect

ERCOT informed market participants that, on October 13, 2020, an amendment to a Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts rule impacting the ERCOT market went into effect.

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS electric rates for the three-month period December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021

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October 22, 2020

Walmart's Retail Electric Supplier, Texas Retail Energy, To Begin "Marketing" Electricity, Seeks To Serve Residential Customers

Texas Retail Energy LLC, the retail electric supplier owned by Walmart which, to date, has only served as a self-supply entity, applied for ...

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Retail Supplier Newly Seeks Partial Rescission Of Pennsylvania PUC Prohibition In-Person Marketing, Notes New Directives From Governor

NRG Energy, Inc. filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a new Petition for Partial Rescission of the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order prohibiting door to door and other in-person retail energy marketing during the pandemic.

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Delaware Valley Purchasing Group Names Preferred Energy Solutions Partner

An energy & water advisory firm specializing in energy supply & turnkey conservation measures announced that it has been named the preferred energy solutions partner for Delaware Valley Purchasing Group (DVPG)

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker/Consultant As Manager, Pricing and Sustainability

An energy management consultant and broker announced that ...

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Start-up Texas-based Broker, Led by Market Vets, Expanding Outside Of Texas

A Texas-based broker and aggregator created last year is expanding to various Northeast markets.

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October 21, 2020

Final Order Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Using Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC Products; Term Limited To Using Supply From Owned Generation Or PPA

Order Limits Voluntary Renewable Offerings From Retail Suppliers To RECs From Certain RTOs

A state regulator issued a final decision that, among other things, limits voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail electric suppliers to using only RECs sourced from certain RTOs, and which prohibits the use of the term "renewable energy" to market a REC product

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Start-up Retail Electric Supplier Rhythm Receives Texas REP Certificate

New Retail Market Entrant Focused On Renewable Energy & Technology, Aims To "Upend The Energy Status Quo"

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted start-up retail energy supplier Rhythm Ops, LLC d/b/a Rhythm an ...

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Algonquin's Liberty Utilities Drops "Utilities" From Name Under Re-branding

Re-branding Of Regulated Utilities, Some Of Which Have Retail Choice Programs, Is Said To Emphasize Focus On Customer

Liberty Utilities ("Liberty" or the "Company"), the regulated services division of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC", or "Algonquin"), announced that it has launched a refreshed brand under the single name, "Liberty."

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Parent Of Texas Retail Provider & Various Retail Choice Utilities To Merge With Parent Of Texas-New Mexico Power

Merger Would Result In Affiliation Between Texas REP, TDU

The parent of two retail suppliers and various utilities, and PNM Resources, announced today that their respective boards have approved the merger of PNM Resources into ...

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Energy Services Provider/Broker Raises $7.8 Million To Expand Energy Efficiency Outsourcing Solutions Platform

A provider of Energy Efficiency as a Service, which also operates as an electricity broker, today announced a $7.8 million equity funding round led by Balance Point Capital and Edison Partners with additional participation from Connecticut Innovations.

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October 20, 2020

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Gas South Announces Acquisition Of Infinite Energy's Natural Gas Business

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EC Infosystems Announces New Date and Theme for Orlando 2021 User Conference

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, announced their annual user conference has been moved to November 10-12, 2021 and will remain at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida.

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New York PSC Revokes ESCO's Eligibility, Orders That Customers Be Returned To Default Service

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RetailEnergyX: Oklahoma Utility Regulator Opens Inquiry Of Retail Electric Choice

 

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier Over Alleged Slamming, "Questionable" Marketing Practices

Citing allegations of slamming and "questionable" marketing practices, the New York PSC ordered ...

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Green Mountain Energy Launches New Offers Including Free EV Charger Promotion, EV-Focused TOU Solar Plan

Green Mountain Energy for Texas residential customers announced a new Riding on Sunshine initiative to support electric vehicle (EV) adoption by offering customers in Texas two new electricity plans, as well as an EV-shopping tool, and a free EV charger to promote home charging through the use of solar energy.

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ALJ Issues Recommended Decision On Retail Suppliers' Proposal To Relieve EGSs Of NITS Charges At PECO, Make Collection Nonbypasable

ALJ Would Adopt Partial Settlement Addressing Other Default Service Issues, Standard Offer Customer Referral Program, POR Discount

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision in PECO's default service proceeding that would establish parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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October 19, 2020

Administrative Law Judge Would Allow Resumption Of In-Person Retail Energy Marketing, Door-to-Door Sales

In a proposed order, an Administrative Law Judge would grant a motion from ...

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New York DPS Resumes Consideration Of Retail Energy Market Issues, Barriers At LIPA

The New York Department of Public Service has issued a new request for comments in its proceeding examining the potential benefits of retail competition for Long Island electric customers.

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OhmConnect Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate
--- OhmConnect Provides Mass Market Demand Response Via Rewards, Gamification

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted OhmConnect Texas LLC an ...

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Best Practice Energy Hires Energy Market Veteran

Rhode Island-based energy consultant Best Practice Energy announced two new additions to its team, on the energy advisor and business development side of operations.

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Texas REP Pulse Power Partners With Law Enforcement To Combat Cyber-Crime

The following is a news release from Pulse Power.

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ConEd Posts Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has posted its 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period

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EDF Renewables North America, Solar Developer Transact On A 4.5 Gigawatt (GWac) Solar Development Portfolio In PJM, Will Assist EDF In Meeting Retail Customer Demand

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced the close of an agreement of up to 4.5 gigawatt (GWac) pipeline of solar development assets throughout PJM.

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RetailEnergyX: Eight California Municipal Aggregations Seek Up To 500 MWs Of Long Duration Storage

 

October 16, 2020

Another Retail Choice Utility Seeks Authority To Offer Renewable Electric Option To Non-shopping Customers

Patronage Of Renewable Option Would Reduce Renewable Costs Recovered In Bypassable Rates

An EDC filed at a PUC for approval of a new optional tariff that would allow customers to purchase blocks of RECs.

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Settlement Reached Between FirstEnergy Advisors, RESA That Supports Grant Of Pennsylvania Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Suvon LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and the Retail Energy Supply Association have reached a settlement concerning the electric broker/market application of FirstEnergy Advisors before the Pennsylvania PUC.

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PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Another Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

Staff Again Asserts: "Fair Dealing Dictates That Residential Customers Receive Equally Fair Treatment," As Non-Residential Customers

In newly filed testimony in a Maryland PSC complaint proceeding filed by PSC Staff ("Staff") against ...

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Met-Ed, West Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Increasing 6-7%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2020

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Commentary: FERC Doesn't Understand How Default Service Auctions Work (MOPR/Default Service Order)

FERC Baffled As To Why States Allow Suppliers To Meet POLR Obligations Without Specifying What Resources Will Be Used (Yes, Really)

Contrary To Spin, FERC Hasn't Found Any Current SOS Auctions To Be Exempt From MOPR; Glick Suggests Any Full Requirements SOS Auction With RPS Obligation May Trigger MOPR

FERC Does Not Allow Start Of PJM Capacity Market Pre-Auction Process, Auction Dates Still TBD

FERC has published its written order on rehearing and compliance with respect to revisions in PJM's minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in the capacity market, and FERC's discussion of the application of the MOPR to state default service auctions (or resources which may receive compensation under such auctions -- directly or indirectly) illustrates that FERC, at best, lacks a basic understanding of how default service auctions work, or else is intentionally mischaracterizing the auctions

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October 15, 2020

Recommended Decision Would Require That Standard Offer (SOP) Customer Referral Customers Be Dropped To Default Service At End Of SOP Term With Retail Supplier, At PPL

ALJ Would Terminate SOP Shopping Program For CAP Customers, Not Allow CAP Customers To Take Service From A Retail Supplier

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision in PPL Electric's default service proceeding for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025

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Glick: New FERC PJM MOPR Order Footnote Suggests That Default Service Auctions Are Subject To MOPR If They Take Into Account State RPS Targets

While Clock May Start On Date For Resumption Of PJM Capacity Auction, Some Pre-auction Activities Still Can't Proceed

FERC adopted an order on rehearing and compliance regarding a PJM plan to implement a revised minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in the capacity market

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PECO Small Commercial Generation Rate Increasing 4%

Winning Wholesale Prices Under Multi-Year Contracts Also Posted

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning December 1, 2020

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ConEd Reports Gas Cost Reconciliation Surcharge Of 3.7¢/Therm For 2021

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has filed with the New York PSC its annual reconciliation of actual gas costs as compared to gas cost revenues

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New York PSC Orders Creation of New York City-Specific (Zone J) RPS Tier, Obligation Assigned To ESCOs, LSEs

ESCOs/LSEs Also Now Assigned Obligation Under Modified Tier 2

New Adder On LSE Purchases From NYSERDA Adopted As NYSERDA Funding Mechanisms; May Tilt Market For LSEs With Ability To Self-Supply

The New York PSC adopted various changes to its clean energy standard (CES), including creation of a new Tier 4, specific to New York City (Zone J), with which ESCOs and other LSEs must comply

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Mpower Energy Expands To New State

Retail supplier Mpower Energy announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Updated: $14 Million Class Action Settlement Involving Retail Supplier Approved

 

SWEPCO Files Texas Rate Case, Includes New Optional REC Purchase Rider, EV Rider, Residential TOU Pilot

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has filed a new rate case with the Texas PUC

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New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

Various New York utilities have posted their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e. 12 months ended September 30, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the company’s electric and/or gas tariffs.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Energy Harbor Subpoenaed In Federal Probe Of Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Law

 

New England Governors Call For "Reform" Of ISO New England Market Design

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Maine Governor Janet Mills, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott are calling for reform of the regional electricity market design, transmission planning process, and the governance of the ISO-New England, the independent system operator for the New England power system.

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October 14, 2020

Texas Retail Market Vet Forms New Broker Named EnerGenie

EnerGenie LLC, a start-up, registered as a Texas electric broker

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PUC Staff Recommend That Retail Supplier Pay Forfeiture Of $775,000, Suspend Marketing

Staff Alleges Supplier's Flat Daily Rate Plan Is Not Permitted Under PUC Rules

Staff of a PUC issued a report concerning an investigation of ...

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Settlement In Duquesne Light Default Service Proceeding Addresses Presentation Of Retail Supplier Charges On Consolidated Bills

Consumer Advocate Says Residential Customers Of Retail Suppliers Paid $100 Million More Than Default Service Over 41 Month Period

A further partial settlement has been reached concerning several issues -- including the presentation of retail supplier charges on utility consolidated bills -- in the Pennsylvania PUC proceeding addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025.

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RetailEnergyX: Settlement In Lawsuit Against Retail Supplier Nears Approval; PUC Case Continues

 

Texas PUC Issues Final Designation Of Retail Electric Providers As Non-Volunteer POLRs For 2021-22

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a final list of REPs that have been designated to serve as non-volunteer Providers of Last Resort (aka Large Service Providers or LSPs) for the 2021-2022 term, and issued a list of volunteer POLRs (aka Voluntary Retail Electric Providers or VREPs)

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National Grid Launches National Grid Renewables

National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

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RetailEnergyX: Home Depot To Procure Electricity From Texas Solar Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Board Approves DAM and RTM Price Corrections

 

October 13, 2020

Parent Of Broker Names New Business Development Director

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Updated: Competitive Power Ventures Enters Agreement To Be Sold To International Electricity Supplier

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) announced today that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with ...

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Retail Suppliers Say Proposed Requirement That Would Pay Bundled Products Last Under Supplier Consolidated Billing Would "Punish" Suppliers, Jeopardize Success Of SCB

Retail suppliers opposed several measures relating to the treatment of bundled products in draft Maryland rules for supplier consolidated billing (SCB), warning that such rules would jeopardize the success of the SCB program

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October 12, 2020

Retail Supplier Announces Purchase of Partner's Interest in Joint Venture

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Report: Competitive Retail Electric Rates In ERCOT Have Fallen 31% Since Start Of Electric Choice, On Inflation-Adjusted Basis

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a draft ...

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Constellation Signs 108 MW Solar Agreement to Supply Aggregation of Three Commercial Customers

Constellation, an Exelon company, announced that a 108 MW agreement is in place to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Here's Where Arizona Corporation Commission Candidates Stand On Retail Electric Choice

 

New York PSC Secretary Denies "Extension Request" Sought By ESCO In Retail Market Reset Proceeding

The Secretary of the New York PSC has denied what was termed an "extension request" filed by ...

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Updated: PUC Grants Extension For EDCs To File Plans For Simultaneous Dual Auctions For Default Service

An attorney examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted, with modifications, an extension for the electric distribution utilities (EDUs) to file the dual SSO auction plans as discussed in our earlier story

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October 9, 2020

Calpine Implores PUC To Block Alleged "Predatory" Attempt By Other Retail Suppliers (EGSs) To Receive "Bailout"

EGSs Say Their Proposal Is Meant To Address Current, "Illegal And Discriminatory Treatment"

In a recently filed brief at the Pennsylvania PUC ...

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Sunrise Power & Gas Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Sunrise Power & Gas has received ...

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PUC Sets New Amounts For Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rates, Merchant Function Charges

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted an order in a UGI Utilities - - Gas Division rate case that establishes new amounts for the purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates and Merchant Function Charges (MFC)

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Ohio Utilities Seek Extension In Deadline For Filing Plans For Simultaneous Dual Auctions For Default Service (Full Requirements Auction Versus Separate Energy Plus Capacity Hedge Procurement)

EDCs Note That FERC May Set Schedule For PJM Capacity Auction At Meeting Next Week

AEP Ohio, Duke Energy Ohio, the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, and Dayton Power & Light (the EDCs) asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a 30-day extension of the Commission’s deadline which requires the EDCs to file plans to conduct simultaneous "dual auctions" for Standard Service Offer supplies, as the EDCs cited pending rehearing requests and a potential FERC order next week setting dates for the currently suspended PJM Base Residual Auctions for capacity.

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New Hampshire Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Over 30%; Small Commercial Rate Increasing Nearly 50%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

The New Hampshire PUC approved ...

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October 8, 2020

PSC Orders Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To Default Service, After Finding Violations Of Rules

Also Orders Customer Refunds

A Public Service Commission said in a news release that it, "has taken action against a retail energy supplier ..."

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SWEPCO Opposes Declaratory Order For Retail Choice Pilot, Says Pilot Only Available Under Transition To Competition Process, And Legislature Has Found Area Not Ready For Competition

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has filed a response at the Texas PUC to East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company's (ETSWD) petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at SWEPCO, with SWEPCO stating that a pilot may only be conducted as part of a larger transition to competition process, and that the PUC and legislature have found that its applicable power region is not ready for retail competition.

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North Texas Municipal Water District Selects Retail Electric Provider, Supporting Solar Project

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has chosen ...

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Pennsylvania PUC Approves Use Of Non-Zero Proxy Capacity Price In Upcoming Default Service Auctions At FirstEnergy EDCs

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a petition from Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, and West Penn Power Company (collectively the FirstEnergy EDCs, FirstEnergy, or the Companies) for approval to modify the FirstEnergy Supplier Master Agreement (SMA) to include a capacity proxy price (CPP) for the FirstEnergy EDCs' upcoming default service auctions.

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Updated: PUC Says Customized Flat Bill Offer Presupposes Reliance On Hourly Interval Data That Is Not Yet Available To Retail Suppliers

(Earlier): PUC Denies Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product, Without Prejudice

A PUC has issued a written order denying, without prejudice, a petition from ...

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NRG Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Energy Inc. announced that, on October 7, 2020, the Company received notice from ...

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October 7, 2020

Following Acquisition Of Energy Insights Provider, Constellation Offering Businesses New Solution To Manage/Analyze Utility Costs

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Retail Supplier Launches Monthly Subscription Service (Flat Bill) With 100% Renewable Power

A retail supplier announced the launch of its PowerLock product, described as, "our monthly subscription service for residential energy consumers in Pennsylvania"

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Former NRG Senior Director For M&A Among Founders Of New Renewable Generation Developer, Receives Backing From EnCap Investments

Triple Oak Power LLC ("TOP") announced today its formation, as well as underlying capital commitment from ...

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Newly Launched Affiliate Of Wholesale Power Marketer, Retail Natural Gas Supplier, Receives Texas REP Certificate

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PUC Denies Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product, Without Prejudice

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BP Energy Partners Announces Equity Commitment To Provider Of Energy-as-a-Service, Behind-The-Meter Generation For C&I Customers

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PUC Discloses Price From Default Service Auction

A PUC approved the results of an October auction for

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October 6, 2020

ERCOT TDSPs To Host Workshop To Discuss Residential Solar "Customer Experience" In Texas Retail Market (Why Are Solar Customers Calling?)

The ERCOT TDSPs announced that they, "will host an interactive Webex workshop to discuss information related to the current state of the residential solar customer experience in ERCOT’s competitive retail market."

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Texas Alliance Of Energy Producers Supports Motion To Launch Pilot Retail Electric Choice Program At SWEPCO

Notes Current "Exceedingly High Electricity Costs"

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has filed a letter at the Texas PUC in support of East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company's (ETSWD) petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)

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Direct Energy Launches New Texas Residential Plan With Two Months Free

Direct Energy has launched in Texas a new residential electric plan called Two Months of Free Energy 24

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RetailEnergyX: Long Island Lawmakers Decry "Poison Pill" Charge In LIPA Tariff For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

Settlement Reached Which Would Allow PPL Electric To Actively Manage The Grid Support Functions Of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Owned By Customers, Including Volt/VAR And Remote On/Off

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation ('PPL Electric', 'PPL', or the 'Company'), the Office of Consumer Advocate ('OCA'), the Natural Resources Defense Council ('NRDC'), and the Sustainable Energy Fund ('SEF') has entered into a settlement that would, under a pilot basis, allow PPL to actively manage the grid support functions of inverters placed on DERs owned by third parties, using the DER management devices owned by PPL

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October 5, 2020

Attorney Examiner Suspends Automatic Approval Of Utility's Filing To List Amount Of Shadow-Billed Default Service Cost On Shopping Customers' Bill (Prominently On First Page), Says Further Investigation Needed

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NRG Energy Announces Appointment of New Independent Director, Advancing Transformation of, "Moving Closer To The Customer"

NRG Energy today announced the appointment of a new Independent Director ...

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Siemens & Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Launch Energy-as-a-Service, Distributed Energy Venture

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure (SI) and Financial Services (SFS) groups today announced the formation of ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks To Expand To New York

A retail supplier has filed for initial eligibility to serve as an ESCO in New York, to serve ...

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New Municipal Aggregation Formed By New York Towns, Supplier Selected

Six New York municipalities announced that they are launching a new opt-out municipal aggregation, with ...

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October 2, 2020

PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

Staff: "Fair Dealing Dictates That Residential Customers Receive Equally Fair Treatment," As Non-Residential Customers Receive Under COMAR Provision

Staff of a PSC have recommended that the Commission revoke the electric supplier license of ...

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Texas PUC Staff Seeks Extension To Evaluate REP Applicant Blue Star's Relationship With AEP Affiliates, Requests Additional Info From Blue Star

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas requested an extension of the deadline for Staff to file a recommendation on final disposition of the Option 1 retail electric provider certificate application of Blue Star Energy, LLC, which is an affiliate of AEP Texas

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State's House, Senate Pass Bill Authorizing Regulator To Order Retail Suppliers To Pay Restitution To Customers

Bill Also Requires Study Of Wholesale Market, RTO Membership; Conflict With State Environmental Goals

The Connecticut House and Senate have passed H.B. No. 7006 which empowers the Connecticut PURA to order retail electric suppliers to pay restitution to customers or to pay a combination of a fine and restitution

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Duquesne Light Files New Default Supply Rates, Medium C&I Rate Increasing 25%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rates for the period beginning December 1, 2020

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Resources ...

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New Jersey Proposes To Allow Opt-out Enrollments For Certain Community Solar Projects

Also Directs Development Of Options For Consolidated Billing For Community Solar

The New Jersey BPU has issued a proposed rule by which municipal-owned, 100% low- and moderate-income (LMI) community solar projects may submit an application for a project that automatically enrolls customers and then allows them to "opt-out" from participating in the project (Docket No. QX20090594)

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October 1, 2020

Retail Supplier Disposes Of HVAC, Mechanical Business; Licenses Brand Name

Also Sells Ownership Stake In Coal Plant

A retail supplier disposed of substantially all of the assets of its HVAC business

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Non-Unanimous Settlement Would Adopt Changes To Standard Offer Customer Referral Program At Pennsylvania Utility, Increase Cost To Retail Suppliers

A non-unanimous, partial stipulation concerning an EDC's electricity default service plan for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 addresses issues related to the Standard Offer customer referral program (SOP) and shopping for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers

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Regulator Directs Utilities To Notify Large Customers In Advance Of Default Service Rate Increases

A regulator has directed EDCs to, in the future, proactively contact large customers to communicate proposed supply rate changes in advance of future potential rate increases

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Gas Utility With Choice Program Notes Potential For Creation Of "New Services" For Customers Seeking Sustainable Energy, In Seeking Pilot Interconnection Program For Renewable Natural Gas

An LDC with a retail choice program has filed for approval of a Renewable Gas Interconnection (RGI) Pilot

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Breakerbox, An Exelon Company, Receives Broker Licenses In New State

A PSC granted Breakerbox, LLC electric and natural gas aggregator/broker licenses

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Rodan Energy Solutions Names Industry Vet As Director, North American Marketing

Rodan Energy Solutions announced the appointment of ...

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BP To Launch Retail Energy Supplier In U.S., Including Texas, Pennsylvania

NRG Energy Brand Registers As Texas Electric Broker

OhmConnect Launching Texas Retail Electric Provider

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