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September 13

 

Rob Snyder, Co-Founder Of Stream, Discloses Acquisition of 5.2% Of Common Shares In Just Energy Group Inc.

Rob Snyder, along with the entity "The Robert L. Snyder Trust – 2005 Stream" (hereafter, the "Reporting Persons"), disclosed that the Reporting Persons have acquired 5.2% (7,709,408 shares) of the common stock of Just Energy Group Inc., as reported in a Schedule 13D newly filed with the U.S. SEC

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NEW! -- Senior Counsel -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Operations/Settlement Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Marketing Coordinator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Corporate Counsel - Retail Supplier
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Proposed Calif. PUC Order Would Assign Responsibility For Procuring Portion Of Incremental Reliability Resources & Renewable Integration Resources To Retail Suppliers

Would Assign Responsibility To Retail Suppliers Rather Than Having Utility Conduct Procurement, With Use Of CAM

A proposed order for a California PUC ALJ would require competitive retail suppliers (electric service providers, or ESPs), community choice aggregations, and investor-owned utilities to procure their assigned share of incremental reliability and renewable integration resources identified by the proposed order

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Sunwave Gas & Power Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State

Sunwave USA Holdings Inc. (Sunwave Gas & Power) applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: OVO Energy To Acquire SSE Energy Services, One Of U.K.'s "Big Six" Retail Suppliers

 

FERC Commissioner Glick Extends Recusal Period, Impacts Pending PJM Capacity Market Case, Suspended Auction (Subsidized Resource Load Carve-Out)

FERC Commissioner Richard Glick will recuse himself for a longer period of time from any cases to which Avangrid and its affiliates are a party, which includes pending changes to the PJM capacity market under Docket No. EL18-178 et al.

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Illinois Approves Results From Fall Procurement Of Default Service Supplies, Winning Suppliers Disclosed

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the results of the fall 2019 procurement of block energy supplies for default service at ComEd and Ameren

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RetailEnergyX: City Of San Diego Committee Endorses Creation Of Municipal Aggregation, Full Council Vote Set

 

September 12

 

Market Participant Defaults At ERCOT, Market Participant's Right To Participate In ERCOT Market Revoked

ERCOT issued a market notice stating ...

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NEW! -- Channel Manager - Retail Division -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Operations/Settlement Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Marketing Coordinator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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Sales Representative -- Retail Supplier

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Pennsylvania Sees Nearly Another 10,000 Residential Customers Leave Competitive Retail Electric Supply During August

Pennsylvania saw the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply decline by almost 9,000 customers from late July 2019 to late August 2019

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New York Sees Uptick In ESCO Initial Complaints In July, But Total Still Third-Lowest Total For Past 13 Months

The total Initial Complaints filed against ESCOs in New York for the month of July 2019 were 117, per a New York Department of Public Service report

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RetailEnergyX: Federal Transmission Cost Allocation, Utility M&A Provide Opportunity To Expand Retail Choice To New Texas Service Areas

 

Crimson Power Solutions Seeks License In New State

Crimson Power Solutions, LLC applied for

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Supreme Court To Decide If ERCOT Entitled To Sovereign Immunity, In Panda Suit Related To CDR

 

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 200 MW Texas Solar Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: Saratoga Springs (NY) Housing Authority Selects Community Solar Provider

 

September 11

 

Retail Suppliers Propose Setting Bypassable BGE SOS Admin. Adjustment At 1.1¢/kWh for Residential Customers, Allege BGE Underallocating Costs to SOS

PSC Staff Witness: BGE's Calculations To Separate Costs Between Distribution, SOS "Reasonable At This Time", Would Adjust Allocation Among Classes

OPC Opposes Proposed Bypassable SOS Administrative Charge

In testimony concerning electric and natural gas rate cases at Baltimore Gas & Electric, a group of retail suppliers alleged that BGE's proposal to set the bypassable electric SOS Administrative Adjustment underallocates costs to SOS, and recommended setting the SOS Administrative Adjustment at about 1.1¢/kWh, or 1¢ higher than BGE's proposal

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NEW! -- Operations/Settlement Analyst
NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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Arizona Commission Won't Direct Staff To Develop Draft Rules For Full Retail Electric Choice At This Time

Staff Will Continue Research, Report In January 2020, December Workshop Set

The Arizona Corporation Commission won't, at this time, direct Staff to develop a rules package for full retail electric competition for all customers.

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Closes Financing for Utility-Scale Solar Power Plant In Texas

An affiliate of a retail supplier today announced the closing of construction financing for ...

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RetailEnergyX: County Of San Diego Moves Forward With Process To Create Municipal Aggregation

 

PUC Discloses Winning Price From Default Service Auction

A PUC disclosed that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Consultant Reports On Savings, Customer Behavior Under Dynamic Pricing Rates For Default Service Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Township Considers Joining Municipal Aggregation

 

September 10

 

U.K. Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S. Market Receives New York ESCO Eligibility

More U.S. Retail Energy Vets Join Firm

Supplier A Subsidiary Of Japanese Conglomerate

A U.K. retail supplier newly entering the U.S. market had received ...

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EC Infosystems Announces Jorge Lopez as 2019 User Conference Keynote

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced Jorge Lopez will open up the annual user conference as the headline keynote speaker at Philadelphia’s The Bellevue Hotel on October 16-18, 2019.

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks Reconsideration Of Approval Of Aggregator's License, Citing Similar Names

Evolve Retail Energy, LLC d/b/a Evolve Energy ("Evolve Energy") and d/b/a Evolve ("Evolve"), on its own behalf and on behalf of its affiliates in Texas and other markets owned and operated under Evolve Energy Inc., asked the Public Utility Commission of Texas to reconsider the approval of E-Volve Energy Holdings, LLC's ("E-Volve Energy") Application for an aggregator registration, "in light of Evolve Energy's timely filed objections."

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Nordic Energy Services Seeks Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Areas

Nordic Energy Services, LLC applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Real Estate Investment Trust Enters Agreement With Retail Supplier For Texas Wind

 

Retail Energy Shopping, Rate Comparison Website Providing Rebates On Smart Thermostat

An online retail energy rate comparison and shopping marketplace announced a rebate partnership with ...

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Oncor To Refund To Retail Electric Providers Additional Interest Rate Savings

Oncor has filed at the Texas PUC to refund to retail electric providers additional interest rate savings related to its acquisition by Sempra.

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NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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Retail Supplier, "Expands Partnership With Swell Energy for Residential Energy Storage Program"

CleanChoice Energy announced in a news release that it ...

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PJM Announces Several Organizational Changes

PJM announced that ...

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Texas Broker Registration Update: Over 1,000 Thus Far

As of publication time, over 1,000 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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Texas ALJ Grants Additional Time For PUC Staff To Comment On Merits Of Aspire Re-pricing Complaint (Staff Had Already Recommended Dismissal On Procedural Grounds)

A Texas PUC ALJ granted a motion from Commission Staff to extend the time to file comments on the merits of a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC ("Aspire") against ERCOT, in which Aspire has sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: San Francisco Seeks To Take Over PG&E Assets For $2.5 Billion

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Selects Retail Supplier To Assume Customers Of Failed Eversmart Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Schedules Workshop On "Grid-Enhancing Technologies"

 

September 9

 

Texas Retail Electric Provider Selling Customer Book To NRG Energy

REP Says "Financially Challenging Circumstances" Led To Book Sale To NRG

A Texas retail electric provider said that it is selling its Texas retail electric customer book to NRG Energy.

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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New York Municipal Aggregation Opt-Out Letters Still Using Higher July 2017 To July 2018 ConEd Average Rate In Comparison Chart

Updated opt-out notification letter formats filed with the New York PSC by municipal aggregation Westchester Power include, in a rate chart presented to customers, an average rate from July 2017 to July 2018 when listing the rate for Consolidated Edison

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ERCOT: Seasonal Assessments Show Sufficient Generation For Fall And Winter

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced today that it, "anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this fall and winter."

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer, Broker Named Official Energy Partner Of Kraft Sports + Entertainment, Management Company For New England Patriots

 

RPA Energy Seeks Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

RPA Energy Inc. d/b/a Green Energy Choice applied for ...

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PUC Staff Recommend That Assessment Fee Collected Through SOS Rates Be Refunded To Customers, Through Nonbypassable Rider

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that amounts currently collected by Dayton Power and Light through its bypassable standard offer rates for PUCO/OCC assessment fees be credited back to customers, via nonbypassable surcharge, to prevent double recovery of the costs due to such costs also being included in distribution rates

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RetailEnergyX: Report: The Movement For Florida 'Energy Choice' Is Losing Power

 

PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Previously Suspended Supplier's License

Staff of the Maryland Public Service Commission has requested that the Commission revoke Smart One Energy, LLC's natural gas supplier license and direct that the full $250,000 amount of a bond previously provided by Smart One Energy be paid to the Commission

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RetailEnergyX: Start-up Australian Retail Supplier, Offering Subscription-based Wholesale Pricing, Raises Capital For Expansion

 

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RetailEnergyX: Owners Of Subsidized Resources Ask PJM To Allow Time For FRR Legislation In Future RPM Capacity Market Schedules

 

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RetailEnergyX: Groups Protest Dominion Virginia's Overearnings, Seeks Energy Regulation Reforms

 

September 6

 

Retail Supplier To Pay $675,000, Exit From Non-shopping Customer Assignment Program Under Settlement

Supplier Continues Voluntary Marketing Suspension, Will Issue $1 Million In Refunds

A retail supplier would pay a forfeiture of $675,000 under a settlement with ...

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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NRG Names Former PSC Chair As Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

NRG Energy has named ...

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Just Energy Group Announces September Dividend For Its "Series A Preferred Shares"

Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy) filed notice with the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange today (Sept. 6) announcing that ...

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AEP Texas Sets Date For Retail Provider Workshop

AEP Texas will host its 2019 competitive retailer (CR) workshop on ...

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Texas Power To Choose "Slow To Reflect New Rates"

 

Retail Supplier Opens New Community Solar Development For Subscriptions

CleanChoice Energy and Hartz Solar, a developer and owner of over 40MW of solar assets in the Mid-Atlantic, have opened 1.9 megawatts of new community solar for Maryland residents served by Baltimore Gas & Electric.

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RetailEnergyX: Another U.K. Retail Energy Supplier Ceases To Trade, Customers To Be Assigned To New Supplier Under Safety Net

 

FERC Staff Requests RTOs Report On Distributed Generation Participating In Wholesale Markets vs. Those Not Participating; Aggregation; Interconnection

FERC Staff have requested that the Commission-jurisdictional RTOs provide responses to a series of questions related to distributed energy resource (DER) participation in the RTO markets, the aggregation of DERs, and interconnection issues.

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From 9/4: Public Advocate Seeks Suspension Of Retail Supplier's License, $1 Million Fine

An Office of the Public Advocate has recommended to a PUC that the PUC suspend ...

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September 5

 

Texas Retail Provider To Pay $35,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff Concerning Number Of Decimal Places Shown In Rates

A Texas retail electric provider would pay $35,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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OCC: Duke Ohio Residential Customers On Competitive Gas Supply Paid $11 Million More Than Default Service In 2018 ($0.59/Mcf Higher)

OCC Asks PUCO To Place Notice On Customer Bills, Apples-to-Apples Shopping Site Of Difference In GCR vs. Marketer Rates

OCC Seeks Competitive Auction To Procure Duke Default Service Gas Supplies

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel said in testimony filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that, in 2018, residential customers on competitive natural gas supply at Duke Energy Ohio paid $11 million more than if they had paid Duke's GCR default service rate.

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Consumers' Counsel Opposes Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Would Sell Ohio Book, Exit Market

OCC Seeks Immediate Return Of Customers To Default Service

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel submitted testimony to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio opposing a proposed settlement between ...

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RetailEnergyX: BBB Warns Of Door-to-Door Energy Agents Allegedly Telling Residents Agent Has "Warrant" To Review Customer's Bill

 

Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker As Director, Energy Consulting

A broker announced that ...

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Texas Retail Providers Say Prohibition On Utilities Providing Competitive Energy Service Should Extend To Energy Usage Info Value-Add (Dashboard, Graphs, Email Summaries, Estimates, Disaggregation Services)

In comments on a strawman rule which includes rule provisions related to advanced metering and Smart Meter Texas, the Alliance for Retail Markets said that the prohibition against a TDU's provision of a competitive energy service should equally apply in the context of a web portal providing customers with advanced meter data

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Update: Texas Retail Provider Makes Payment To ERCOT On Outstanding Settlement Invoice, QSE Short-Pay To Be Refunded

ERCOT on September 4 issued a market notice stating that ...

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Freedom Energy Logistics Seeks License In New State

Freedom Energy Logistics, LLC applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Another Town In LIPA Service Area Considers Forming Electric Municipal Aggregation

 

New York ESCO Suggests "Strict Guidelines" For Enrollments/Drops Of Community Solar Customers, Foresees Multiple Providers Seeking To Enroll Same Customer

In comments to the New York PSC concerning utility consolidated billing for community distributed generation (CDG), EnergyMark said that the PSC should adopt "strict guidelines" governing for community solar customer enrollments and drops

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Fines Engie Global Markets £2.1 million

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Sues To Block Ballot Referendum Seeking To Overturn Nuclear Subsidies, Claims Referendum Unconstitutional

 

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RetailEnergyX: TCEQ Using Generation Emissions Enforcement Discretion, As ERCOT Expects Tight Conditions

 

September 4

 

Public Advocate Seeks Suspension Of Retail Supplier's License, $1 Million Fine

An Office of the Public Advocate has recommended to a PUC that the PUC suspend ...

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NEW! -- Sr. Accountant -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Marketing Coordinator -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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PUC To Require Utilities To Provide Customers With 10-Year History Of Default Service Rates

A PUC issued a proposed rule to require electric investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities to annually provide customers with a 10-year history of Standard Offer rates as part of the customer bill.

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Report: Retail Suppliers Crediting $50 Million To Illinois Customers From FERC RTEP Settlement, Other Suppliers To Lower Future Rates

Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development filed a report concerning its review of retail supplier actions relating to a FERC settlement concerning regional transmission enhancement plan (RTEP) costs in PJM that generally resulted in lower costs to LSEs in the Commonwealth Edison transmission zone

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RetailEnergyX: More New York Pols Float Government Takeover Of ConEd, Making ConEd A Publicly-Owned Utility

 

Start-up Led By Texas Retail Energy Vets Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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ERCOT: Texas Retail Provider Failed To Make Payment On Settlement Invoice On Aug. 30, Results In Short-Pay To QSEs

ERCOT on September 3, 2019 issued a market notice stating that, "Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and Congestion Revenue Right Account Holders (CRRAHs) that are owed monies from ERCOT on the Settlement (STL) Invoices due for payout on September 3, 2019 will notice that the amount of funds transferred is short of the balance payable on the Settlement Invoice."

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Affiliate Of Retail Supplier Acquires Provider Of Managed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Technology

--- Enables Single Ecosystem For Distributed Energy, Seamlessly Integrating EV Smart Charging, Solar, Storage & Building Load

EDF Renewables North America today announced it has acquired ...

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Texas-Based Energy Consultant/Broker Closes Acquisition of EE Partners

Priority Power Management, LLC ("Priority” or the "Company”), an energy management services and consulting firm headquartered in Midland, Texas, today announced the closing of the acquisition of EE Partners, Ltd. ("EEP”). Priority is backed by Ara Partners Group ("Ara Partners”)

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Texas Broker Registration Update: Nearly 925 Thus Far

As of publication time, nearly 925 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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BGE Files Updated Bypassable SOS Admin. Charge, Transmission Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC updated amounts for the bypassable SOS Admin. Charge and bypassable transmission rate, effective October 1

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New York Power Authority Seeks Utility Consolidated Billing For All DER And Clean Energy Solutions

In comments supporting the expansion of utility consolidated billing to include community distributed generation (CDG), the New York Power Authority said that the New York PSC should, "adopt and implement consolidated billing for all DER [distributed energy resources] and CS [Clean Energy Solutions]."

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Energy Simply Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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Two Communities Join New York Municipal Aggregation

In New York, the Town of ...

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From 8/30: Pennsylvania PUC Requires Retail Suppliers To Carry $5 Million Cybersecurity Insurance, Sign Data Security Agreement At One Utility

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved a tariff filing from a utility which requires retail suppliers and other entities to sign a data security agreement and carry $5 million in cybersecurity insurance as a condition of accessing the utility's systems, including web portals

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RetailEnergyX: Tenaska Amends Financing for Natural Gas-fueled Power Plant in Pennsylvania

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tri Global Energy Announces Sale of 231 MW Texas Panhandle Wind Project

 

September 3

 

Retail Supplier To Exit Service Area, Drop Remaining Customers To Default Service If They Don't Select Another Provider

A retail supplier intends to cease providing service in the ...

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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CEO Departs Energy Services Company/Broker, New CEO Named; Retail Energy Vet Joins Board

An energy services company and broker has named ...

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New York DPS Staff Support Utility's Offering Of Green Gas Supply, With Changes

Staff Provides Recommendation On Merchant Function Charge

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have filed testimony in support of the proposal from KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (collectively, National Grid) for a "Green Gas" tariff offering that will allow customers to voluntarily purchase renewable natural gas [RNG] to meet all or a portion of their energy needs.

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RetailEnergyX: Facebook Signs 200 MW Texas Wind PPA

 

 

Retail Suppliers, Calif. Utility File Settlement To Establish Central Buyer For "Residual" Capacity

LSEs Would No Longer Be Obligated To Individually Procure Capacity, But Could Elect To Do So

A group of retail suppliers, generators, community choice aggregators and San Diego Gas & Electric Company have filed a settlement with the California PUC that would adopt a "residual" central buyer structure to resolve issues respecting central procurement of Resource Adequacy (RA) under the multi-year forward

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PJM Details Remaining Uplift Costs To Be Assigned To Retail Suppliers, LSEs Under Fast-Start Pricing Changes

In a compliance filing at FERC to reflect greater fast-start resource costs in LMP (thereby generally reducing uplift), PJM detailed several instances in which certain costs will be allocated to real-time load (uplift)

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RetailEnergyX: Attorney General Chief Of Staff Named To Lead PUC

 

FERC Extends Until Next Spring Deadline For ISO-NE Long-Term Fuel Security Mechanism

FERC has extended until April 15, 2020 for ISO-NE to file a long-term fuel security mechanism.

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Texas Broker Registration Update: Nearly 850 Thus Far

As of publication time, nearly 850 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: City With Muni Aggregation Tells Residents To "Beware of Door-To-Door Electricity Sales"

 

From The Archives (August): Arizona Commissioners Split On Electric Choice Next Steps

EnergyChoiceMatters.com was first to report throughout August the Arizona Corporation Commissioners' thoughts on the next steps for the electric choice investigation.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: "Attorney Inadvertently Admits Deregulation Ballot Language Is Inconsistent, Misleading"

 

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RetailEnergyX: The Drew Las Vegas Withdraws Application To Take Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Community Solar Provider Announces Subscriber Agreement With New York Museum

 

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RetailEnergyX: Williams Completes Rivervale South To Market (Transco) Project, Supplies Northeastern U.S.

 

August 30

 

Pennsylvania PUC Requires Retail Suppliers To Carry $5 Million Cybersecurity Insurance, Sign Data Security Agreement At One Utility

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved a tariff filing from a utility which requires retail suppliers and other entities to sign a data security agreement and carry $5 million in cybersecurity insurance as a condition of accessing the utility's systems, including web portals

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NEW! -- Retail Energy Supply RFP Coordinator
NEW! -- Jr. Gas & Power Scheduler/Trader -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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Corporate Counsel - Retail Supplier
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Utility's Residential POR Discount Rate To Increase 50% (More Than 1 Percentage Point)

Commercial POR Discount To Change From Negative To Positive

Fitchburg Gas and Electric d/b/a Unitil has filed revised Standard Complete Billing Percentages (purchase of receivables [POR] discount rates), to be effective December 1

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PSC Seeks Comment On Changes To SOS Procurement Due To Delay Of PJM 2022-23 Capacity Auction

A PSC invited stakeholder comments on proposed changes to an upcoming SOS procurement due to the indefinite delay of the 2022-2023 PJM Base Residual Auction for capacity pending further FERC order.

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of Multiple Active Retail Suppliers, Brokers

 

 

SCC: Dominion Virginia Generation Earned $376 Million In Excess Of Base ROE In 2018

The Virginia SCC released a report stating that, in 2018, Dominion Virginia's Generation segment earned $376.3 million above the base Return on Equity of 9.2% that was most recently approved by the Commission for Dominion's RACs (rate adjustment clauses)

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Pa. PUC Approves Changes In Penalty Rates For Retail Supplier Gas Underdeliveries; Storage Changes Approved

The Pennsylvania PUC approved several tariff changes at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Settlements With Multiple Retail Electric Providers Totaling $100,000

 

 

Texas Broker Registration Update: Nearly 800 Thus Far

As of publication time, approximately 785 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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Draft Interim Decision Would Set Disposition Of Power Procured From Millstone Nuclear Units By Connecticut EDCs, Cost Recovery

A draft Interim Decision from the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority would approve ten-year power purchase agreements between Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. and Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating Company, and addresses disposition of the power and cost recovery

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Texas PUC Sets Costs Assigned To Individual Retail Providers For Provision Of Low-Income Sync List

The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted an order setting the specific individual amounts which will be allocated to individual retail electric providers for provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Showcasing IOTA Distributed Ledger Technology

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Attorney General Approves Revised Ballot Summary Language For Measure To Repeal Nuclear Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: IESO Demonstration Project To Test Ontario's First Local Electricity Market

 

August 29

 

Arizona Commissioner: "Many" Issues Need To Be Resolved Before Ready For Staff To Prepare Retail Electric Choice Rules Package

-- Doesn't Want To Lose Momentum, Suggests Firm Process For Questions, Workshops

A PUC approved without modification a rate case settlement that includes a provision requiring the study of the feasibility of providing to retail suppliers lists of customers who pay the highest rates to their retail supplier

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Texas PUC's D'Andrea: ERCOT Has Provided Reliability, "Probably The Most Efficient Grid In The World," Saves Texans A Lot Of Money

Chair Walker Interested In Demand Response, 4CP In Particular, During Recent Scarcity Conditions

During a discussion of recent ERCOT grid conditions at today's open meeting, Texas Public Utility Commissioner Arthur D'Andrea, while noting that it was still August, commended ERCOT's recent performance and observed that, "We asked you to run a grid with very tight reserve margins, and you stepped up and you've given us reliability and probably the most efficient grid in the world, that saves Texans a lot of money."

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ERCOT CEO: No Defaults At ERCOT, So Far, From Recent Scarcity Pricing

During an update on recent ERCOT scarcity conditions provided at today's Texas PUC open meeting, ERCOT CEO Bill Magness said that ERCOT has not seen any defaults so far this summer

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Supreme Court Justices Question Language Of Electric Choice Initiative, One Calls Language "Confusing"
--- Use Of Term "Choose" On Ballot, When Prohibiting Customers From Choosing To Buy Power From Utility, Questioned

 

Retail Energy Supplier Expands Relationship With Syracuse University Athletics

An ESCO announced an exciting expansion of its relationship with Syracuse University Athletics

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On Rehearing, FERC Allocates Must-Offer Generation Costs To Retail Suppliers, Rather Than Single LSE

FERC has granted rehearing of a prior order concerning the allocation of must-offer generation commitment costs in the California ISO, and in doing so, allocated the costs to a broader group of LSEs (which includes retail suppliers), rather than a single LSE.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Issues $1,000 Forfeiture Against Multiple Retail Suppliers, Brokers For Late Annual Reports, Warns On Revocation

 

Proposed Order Would Deny Retail Suppliers' Sought Relief Relating To Disaggregation Of PG&E 'Other' Local Resource Adequacy Area

Would Clarify Retail Suppliers Must Meet Local RA Requirement For Disaggregated PG&E 'Other' Area

A proposed decision from a California PUC ALJ would deny a petition from the Alliance for Retail Energy Markets for certain relief related to a prior decision to disaggregate the PG&E Other local resource adequacy area.

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New York Utilities Receive Extension For Green Button Connect Terms, Conditions, Due To Ongoing Data Security Proceeding

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted the joint utilities an extension until October 14, 2019 to develop Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions, including terms governing third party access

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Sets Amount, Factors To Be Assessed To Retail Electric, Gas Suppliers

 

August 28

 

PUC Authorizes Utility To Study Providing Retail Suppliers With Lists Of Customers Paying Highest Retail Supplier Rates; Imposes Conditions (Including Recording Of Entire Sales Call)

SCO Suppliers Also Must Record Full Sales Call For Sales Resulting From Utility Call Transfer

PUC Adopts Retail Market Billing Enhancements, Addresses Other Retail Market Issues In Settlement Approval

A PUC approved without modification a rate case settlement that includes a provision requiring the study of the feasibility of providing to retail suppliers lists of customers who pay the highest rates to their retail supplier

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PUC Orders That Retail Supplier Can Not Enroll New Customers, Finds Supplier Out Of Compliance, Issues $250,000 Fine

A PUC today voted to find that ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files NPRR To Increase Physical Responsive Capability Trigger For Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3

 

Utility To Revise Price To Compare, "Savings" Advisory Language On Bills

An EDC has filed to revise its bill format

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Spark Energy Names Amanda Bush To Board Of Directors

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") announced that Amanda (Mandy) Bush has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective August 27, 2019, as an independent director.

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Energy Market Vet Joins Results Energy Consulting As Vice President, Energy Management

Results Energy Consulting Inc of Harrisburg, PA named a new Vice President of Energy Management.

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RetailEnergyX: Customers At Municipal Utility Austin Energy Facing Rate Increase Due To Plant Outages, Lack Of Wind Output During ERCOT Scarcity Pricing

 

 

Residents Energy (Genie Energy Sub.) Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

• Edison Energy Seeks Licenses In New State

License Briefs

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ISO New England Releases FCM Capacity Cost Allocation Estimates Report

Report, "May Assist Market Participants With Their Estimations Of Forward Capacity Market Monthly Cost Allocations To Load Obligation"

ISO New England said in a market notice that, a new report, which the ISO said may assist market participants with their estimations of Forward Capacity Market monthly cost allocations to load obligation starting in the 2022-2023 capacity commitment period, is now available on the ISO New England (ISO) website.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Industrial Electric Rates Lower In Choice Areas Versus Non-Competitive Areas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Opponents Of Florida Electric Choice Make Case Ahead Of Today's Supreme Court Arguments

 

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Ohio Files New Amount For Bypassable Rider AER-R

 

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RetailEnergyX: Enquirer Fact Check Labels Claims Linking Opposition To Ohio Nuclear Subsidies To China As "Weak"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Castleton Commodities International LLC Completes Acquisition Of Wind Farm In PJM

 

August 27

Illinois Governor Signs Retail Energy Bill Prohibiting Termination Fees

Prohibits Retail Supplier Service To Assistance Program Customers, Except Where Savings Guaranteed

Allows Some Auto-Renewals

Requires Suppliers To Report All Rates To Attorney General

Requires Disclosure Of Price To Compare In Marketing, On Supplier Bills

Includes Higher Supplier Security Requirements

New TPV Requirements

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed retail energy marketing bill SB0651, known as the Home Energy and Affordability Transparency (HEAT) Act

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Start-Up Retail Supplier Registers As New York ESCO, Renewables Focused

A start-up retail supplier registered as a New York ESCO

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Pennsylvania Utility: Some Retail Suppliers, "Are Not Putting Customers First"

 

Consumer Group: Retail Supplier Pricing During Polar Vortex Shows Need For Default Service

In reply comments in a Pennsylvania PUC proceeding concerning potential changes to electricity default service, including a potential move away from a "plain vanilla" default service product, PPL Electric Utilities said that, "some retail suppliers are not putting customers first"

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RetailEnergyX: Poll: 40% Of Florida Voters In Favor Of Electric Choice, Support Drops On Hearing Arguments About Costs

 

Retail Energy Vet Joins Mansfield Energy

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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CenterPoint-TDU Informs Texas Retail Electric Providers Of New CIS Cutover Schedule, Impact On Retail Transactions

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint or CNP) informed Texas retail electric providers that it will be performing a phased Customer Information System Conversion beginning Friday, October 4, 2019, through March 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: New U.K. Retail Supplier Offering Service Designed Around App, Machine Learning

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Electricity Rates "Climbing Higher" Than U.S. Average

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Energy Ratings Ranks Top Electricity Providers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Names New Director Of Market Analysis

 

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RetailEnergyX: Why Victoria, Texas Saw Negative Pricing During ERCOT Scarcity Pricing

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Department Of Public Service Publishes Municipal Aggregation Guidance Document

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Supporting Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Launches $1 Million Ad Campaign Against Referendum

 

August 26

Consumers' Counsel: PUC Should Find Ways To "Elevate" Use Of Market Rate Offers For Default Service

 

Utility Seeks To Delete "Obsolete" Default Service Rules Requiring RTO Membership, Independent RTO Market Monitor

In a five-year review of Ohio rules governing the filing requirements for electric security plans and market rate offers, the Ohio Consumers' Counsel said that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, "should find ways to elevate the use of market rate offers instead of electric security plans."

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Duke Energy North Carolina Opens Program Allowing Customers (Under Load Cap) To Procure Power Directly From Renewable Developers

Consistent with a recent North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) decision, Duke Energy North Carolina will soon begin accepting applications under its Green Source Advantage (GSA) program in North Carolina, which allows 600 MW of load to directly contract with a renewable energy developer for supply

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Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates For Eastern Territory, Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for large C&I customers in its Eastern Massachusetts service territory for the period beginning October 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Comments On Inaccuracies In Recent Globe And Mail Article
--- Globe And Mail Report Also Cites Challenges To Any Sale, Liquidity

 

Former Calif. PUC Commissioner To Join SCE As Senior Vice President Of Regulatory Affairs

Southern California Edison has named former California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) member ...

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Electric Connection Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Taurus Advisory Group Receives Licenses In New State
• Atlas Retail Energy Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Crain's: A Chicago Power Giant (Exelon) Has Its #MeToo Moment

 

Texas Broker Registration Update: 575 Thus Far

As of publication time, approximately 575 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Politics Columnist: Electric Choice Would Make People Sick; Dueling Op-Eds Debate Texas Experience

 

From 8/23: Texas PUC Staff Recommend Dismissal Of Aspire Complaint On May ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission dismiss a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC ("Aspire") against ERCOT, in which Aspire has sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Analyst Expects More Than Five U.K. Retail Energy Suppliers To Fold By Year-End

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Signs Subsidy-free Solar PPA With German Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog: "Texans Pay More For Electricity Now Than Other Major Markets"

 

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RetailEnergyX: GlidePath Acquires 149 MW Wind Portfolio In Texas, Plans For Battery Storage Expansion, Wind + Storage Development

 

August 23

Texas PUC Staff Recommend Dismissal Of Aspire Complaint On May ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission dismiss a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC ("Aspire") against ERCOT, in which Aspire has sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019

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Maryland PSC Directs Utilities To Solicit Energy Storage Proposals, Directs That Impacts On Retail Market Be Considered

The Maryland PSC directed the investor-owned electric utilities to solicit offers to develop energy storage projects, and thereafter submit them to the Commission for approval

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Arizona Commissioner: Chair's Proposed Direction On Retail Choice Rules Development Could Result In "Anchoring Bias"

 

Says Staff Should Not Develop Any Formal Retail Choice Rules Package At This Time, In Favor Of More Workshops

Proceeding with the consideration of retail electric choice as proposed by Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Bob Burns in a recent memo would, "unnecessarily burden an already overworked and understaffed Utilities Division, as well as threaten our ability to adopt ideal policies by prematurely anchoring our discussions to a defined proposal," ACC Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson wrote in a memo.

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AEP Names Vice President, Information Technology; Cites "Critical" Role Of IT In Providing "New Products And Services" To Its Customers

American Electric Power has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Bankruptcy Judge "Expects" Confirmation Of FirstEnergy Solutions Reorganization Plan, But Adjourns Hearing For FES To Address Union Contracts

 

Recommended Decision Addresses Retail Natural Gas Market Changes, Improvements (Capacity Assignment, Storage Access, Balancing, More)

A Pennsylvania ALJ would adopt without modification a settlement among various parties in UGI Utilities - Gas Division's (the "Company") rate case that addresses various natural gas market issues

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FERC Dismisses Petition Seeking Order Than Non-Wired Interstate Transmission Of Electricity (Such As Rail Transport Of Electric Storage) Is Within FERC's Jurisdiction

 

Texas PUC Had Opposed Petition As Threatening To Subject ERCOT To FERC Regulation

FERC has dismissed a petition for a declaratory order from Alternative Transmission Inc. (ATI), which had sought a finding that the non-wired transport of electricity is within FERC's jurisdiction under the FPA

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RetailEnergyX: ESCO Reports Customer Transfers Under Previously Reported Book Sales Complete, Withdraws From New York Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bernie Sanders Releases "Green New Deal" To "End Greed In Our Energy System", Favors Community Choice Aggregations

 

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RetailEnergyX: State AGs, Phone Companies Make It Easier To Prosecute Robocall Bad Actors

 

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RetailEnergyX: Eversource, Ørsted JV Submits Bid In Second Massachusetts Offshore Wind RFP

 

August 22

Retail Energy Broker Makes Strategic Investment In Provider Of Facility Asset Management Solutions, Energy Consulting

A retail energy broker has made an investment in a provider of software-enabled facility asset management consulting solutions to commercial, government and institutional facility owners throughout North America.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy To Acquire Australian Retail Supplier ERM Power

 

Start-up Led By Retail Market Veterans Seeks Texas REP Certificate

 

Focus Will Be Affinity Causes, Renewables

A start-up led by Texas market vets applied for ...

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Start-up Applies For Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A start-up REP filed at the Texas PUC for ...

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Cost To Be Allocated To Individual Retail Providers For Provision Of Low-Income Sync List

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed the individual amounts to be allocated to individual retail electric providers for provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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New York ESCO Submits Distributed Energy Resource Supplier Registration With PSC, May Market Community Solar

An ESCO submitted to the New York PSC a Distributed Energy Resource Supplier (DERS) Registration Form

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Providing Support For Blockchain-based Local Electricity Market Demo

 

From 8/21: Dominion Virginia Ordered To Immediately Process Enrollments From Retail Electric Suppliers For 100% Green Customers

The Virginia SCC issued an order directing Dominion Virginia Power, "to immediately resume processing enrollment requests under Section A 5 for customers who wish to purchase from Direct Energy or Calpine," pending a final order from the Commission concerning a dispute regarding the requirements for customers to take 100% renewable electric supply from retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Under Draft, Regulator Would Re-open Retail Supplier's Licensing Docket For Investigation Of Marketing, Compliance

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Directs FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs To Cease Charging Rider DMR, Issue Refunds Since July 2 (Impacts Broader Electric Security Plan)

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Upgrades Mobile App, Consumers Able To Monitor Real-Time Grid Conditions, Receive Alerts

 

August 21

Satori Energy Acquires Retail Energy Broker

Satori Energy has acquired ...

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Dominion Virginia Ordered To Immediately Process Enrollments From Retail Electric Suppliers For 100% Green Customers

The Virginia SCC issued an order directing Dominion Virginia Power, "to immediately resume processing enrollment requests under Section A 5 for customers who wish to purchase from Direct Energy or Calpine," pending a final order from the Commission concerning a dispute regarding the requirements for customers to take 100% renewable electric supply from retail suppliers

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ESCO Under Marketing Suspension Says Enrollments Cited In New York PSC Show Cause Order Were Permissible Winbacks

 

Says UBPs Allow Winback Process For Customers Dropping To Default Service, Contrary To Order's Interpretation

 

Says "Specific" -- Not "Verifiable" -- Authorization Is Required For Winbacks

An ESCO has filed a response to a show cause order recently issued by the New York PSC, stating that the enrollments at issue were permissible reinstatements, and were not in violation of a prior marketing suspension

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Massachusetts Attorney General Seeks Process For Discovery, Potential For Evidentiary Hearings, In DPU Review Of Boston Municipal Aggregation Plan

 

AG Cites Potential Harm To Default Service Customers From Boston Aggregation

 

City Had Sought Approval By End Of August, For January 2020 Start Date

The Massachusetts Attorney General (AGO) has requested that the Massachusetts DPU set a procedural schedule in the DPU's consideration of the City of Boston's electricity opt-out municipal aggregation plan that would allow for discovery and the ability to request evidentiary hearings

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Arizona Commissioner Asks That ACC Schedule Next Retail Choice Workshop, Supports Burns' Proposed Process

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson filed a memo expressing support for the process to consider retail electric choice outlined by Chairman Bob Burns, with Olson also requesting that the Commission schedule its next workshop on retail competition

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RetailEnergyX: Walmart Sues Tesla, Alleging Tesla Rooftop Solar Panels Caused Fires

 

ComEd Files Updated Default Service Charges Due To Changes In Uncollectibles Factor

Commonwealth Edison has filed updates to its Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for both the summer PECs effective September 2019, and the non-summer PECs, as well as updates to its bypassable transmission rate, to reflect changes in the Incremental Supply Uncollectible Cost Factors (ISUFs).

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Inspire Energy Receives License In New State

A PSC granted Inspire Energy Holdings, LLC a retail electric supplier license to serve ...

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Texas Broker Registration Update: 411 Thus Far

As of publication time, approximately 411 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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Vistra Energy To Close Four Power Plants

Vistra Energy and its subsidiaries today announced the four Illinois power plants that will retire in order to meet the requirements of the recently approved revisions to the Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS) rule imposed by the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB).

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From 8/19: AEP Ohio Proposes Rule That "All" Retail Supplier Charges Should Be "Readily Comparable" To The Price To Compare

 

Retail Supplier Charges To Be "Summarized In One Price Per kWh"

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, AEP Ohio suggested that all competitive retail electric service (CRES) charges, "should be readily comparable to the price-to- compare."

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From 8/14:Retail Energy Suppliers, Brokers Included In Inc. 500/5000 Rankings Of Growth (Revenues Disclosed)

Several retail suppliers and brokers were included in the annual Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth (as a %) at private companies over the past three years.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy Confirmation Hearing Enters Second Day

 

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RetailEnergyX: Clean Energy Future Terminates Development Of Ohio Gas-Fired Merchant Power Plant, Citing Nuclear Subsidies

 

August 20

Vistra Energy Announces Agreement To Acquire Ambit Energy, Purchase Price Announced

Today, Vistra Energy (VST) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ambit Energy for ...

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Automation, Energy Services Firm (Broker) Acquires New York-Based Environmental Energy Corporation

A building automation and energy services provider, whose operations include energy procurement services, today announced the addition of Environmental Energy Corporation ("EEC") to its New York division.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $19,000 Forfeiture, Customer Re-Rates, Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

 

PUC Staff Had Alleged Sales Calls Had Referred To Enrollments As Simply Entering A Sweepstakes

A retail supplier has entered into a stipulation with Staff of a PUC under which the supplier agrees to a forfeiture of $19,000, upon approval of the stipulation by the Commission, to resolve all of the issues identified by the Staff in a Notice of Probable Non-Compliance

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RetailEnergyX: Academic Says Time To Ditch "Soviet" Style Energy-Only Market In Texas -- Wants To Replace With Command-and-Control Capacity Market, Or Re-Regulation

 

 

Another Northeast, Renewables-Focused Retail Supplier Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A renewables-focused retail supplier has applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Arizona Commissioner: "Long Way To Go" Before Deciding Retail Electric Choice

 

Cites Experience in California, Texas (Notes Recent Texas Emergency Alert, Price Spikes)

 

Cites "Pattern Of Consumer Fraud" Under Retail Choice

 

Suggests 20 Square Mile Geographic Pilot For Retail Choice (All Customer Classes)

The Arizona Corporation Commission has, "a long way to go," before being able to make a decision concerning retail electric choice, Commissioner Sandra Kennedy wrote in a memo filed in the electric choice proceeding

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Retail Supplier Adding Carbon Offsets To All Natural Gas Service, "At No Change In Cost" To Customers

A retail supplier announced today the launch of ...

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Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates, Supplier Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed new basic service rates for the Medium & Large Commercial and Industrial customer class in the WCMA Load Zone, the former Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) service area, for the three-month period beginning October 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Awarded Contract To Supply New Jersey School

 

Energy Simply Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

Energy Simply LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: CalChoice Municipal Aggregation Selects Supplier For Wind Power PPAs

 

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RetailEnergyX: GlidePath Acquires 149 MW Wind Portfolio In Texas, Plans For Battery Storage Expansion, Wind + Storage Development

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Offering Solar Rental In Several Retail Choice States

 

August 19

Retail Suppliers Suspended From Marketing Under Settlements With Attorney General

AG Announces Settlements With Three Retail Suppliers, $3 Million In Refunds

AG: Suppliers Which "Defrauded" Customers Are Not "Outliers"

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced three settlements totaling more than $3.1 million with alternative retail electric suppliers ...

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Utility Proposes Rule That "All" Retail Supplier Charges Should Be "Readily Comparable" To The Price To Compare

 

Retail Supplier Charges To Be "Summarized In One Price Per kWh"

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, AEP Ohio suggested that all competitive retail electric service (CRES) charges, "should be readily comparable to the price-to- compare."

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Utility "Applauds" Proposed Switch-Block Mechanism

 

Retail Supplier Says PUC Lacks Authority To Adopt Switch-Block

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, AEP Ohio said that it, "applauds" a proposed switch-block mechanism included in the draft rules.

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Texas PUC Staff Now Recommend Aggregator's Application Be Denied Due To "Misleading" Name

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an amended recommendation concerning the application of ...

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Ohio Utilities Seek To Maintain Ability To Bill Non-Commodity Services From Third Parties

 

Retail Suppliers Note Ambiguity In Proposed Prohibition On EDC Billing For Non-Commodity Services, Applicability To Retail Suppliers

Ohio utilities generally opposed a proposed prohibition on the utility billing of non-commodity services as contained in newly proposed rules from Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, with EDCs and retail suppliers also noting ambiguity in the proposal

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Consumers' Counsel Says PUC Should Adopt Rule Requiring Shadow Billing Of Default Service Costs

In a Public Utility Commission of Ohio proceeding reviewing the rules applicable to electricity billing, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel said that PUCO should adopt a rule requiring EDCs to record shadow-billing data and make such information available to the PUCO, OCC, and the general public

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Texas Broker Registration Update: 321 Thus Far

As of publication time, approximately 321 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Florida Group Spends $800K On Petition Gatherers In Scheme Allegedly Designed To Create Barriers To Other Initiatives (Electric Choice)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Seeking To Repeal Ohio Nuclear Subsidies Submits Revised Petition

 

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RetailEnergyX: From The Archives: IKEA Offering Retail Electricity Supply

 

 

PUC Sets Evidentiary Hearing On Petition To Change Default Service Structure

 

Consumers' Counsel Seeks To Re-establish Standard Choice Offer As Default Rate Customers, End Monthly Variable Rate Assignment Process To Retail Suppliers

 

Says Monthly Variable Rate Up to 300% Higher Than SCO, Over $9/MCF

 

Says Default Monthly Variable Rates A "Rip-off", Reflect "Price Gouging"

The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel filed a motion with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to re-establish the competitively bid Standard Choice Offer (SCO) as the default service for all choice-eligible residential customers at Dominion East Ohio, "so that they have the benefit of competitive pricing without marketer price gouging."

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Innovative Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A retail supplier has applied for ...

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Gexa Energy Providing 100% Renewable Electricity With All New Texas Plans "At No Additional Cost To Customers"

Gexa Energy announced that, going forward all, new Gexa Energy residential plans in Texas will be powered by 100% renewable energy, "at no additional cost to customers."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: U.K. Retail Supplier Octopus In Talks To Acquire Significant Book Of Customers

 

 

Regulator Directs Retail Suppliers To Report On Customers Served Via Auto-Renewal, Fixed Vs. Variable, Low-Income

 

Invites Revised Proposals On Marketing Scripts, Contract Summary, Renewal Notice

A hearing office directed retail suppliers to submit information concerning their numbers of customers served under auto-renewals, and the nature of such service

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Texas Generator, PUCT Staff Seek Approval Of Voluntary Mitigation Plan

A generator and Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed for approval of a Voluntary Mitigation Plan (VMP) which would ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former Florida PSC Chair Says FPL "Distort[ing] Truth", Using "Scare Tactics" In Fight Against Retail Energy Choice

 

August 16

Just Energy In "Advanced Discussions" With Potential Buyer For Its Overseas Retail Energy Businesses

In an MD&A for the quarter ending June 30, 2019, Just Energy provided the additional detail that ...

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Illinois ALJ Would Approve ComEd's Proposed Time Of Use Supply Rate Pilot, With Capped Number Of Customers, Under Proposed Order

 

Low-Income Customers Would Receive Bill Protection Under TOU Pilot

 

Draft Order Would Allow Reconciliation Charge For TOU Customers

 

ALJ Would Deny Relief Concerning Retail Supplier AMI Settlement & Data Access, But Would Require Staff Report On Barriers To Retail Supplier TOU Plans

An Illinois ALJ would approve a modified version of Commonwealth Edison's proposed electric supply rate Time of Use program for non-shopping customers.

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Utility Presents Potential Changes For Upcoming Procurement Of 2022-2023 SOS Due To Delay In PJM Capacity Auction

 

Several Wholesale Suppliers Supporting Having SOS Bids Set At $0/MW-day For Capacity, With Future Reimbursement By Pepco Once PJM Capacity Price Set

An EDC has filed with a PSC a report concerning a work group meeting that was convened to discuss how to address an upcoming SOS procurement that is ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town -- In LIPA Service Area -- Selects Administrator For New Municipal Aggregation (Would Be First In LIPA)

 

 

New York Town "Anticipate[s]" Westchester Municipal Aggregation Will Seek To Offer Community Solar On Opt-Out Basis

In a town resolution filed with the New York PSC, the Bedford, New York Town Board said that ...

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Last Resort Service Rates for the period October 2019 to December 2019

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PUC Staff Support Another Retail Supplier's Sought Waiver Of Certain TPV Requirements For Electronic TPV

 

Competitor Says Waivers Should Only Be Granted When Sales Force Is Internal Employees

Subject to an additional condition, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that the Commission grant the petition of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Selects Retail Supplier To Serve Customers Of Solarplicity After Default

 

 

ERCOT Posts Reliability Analysis Determination For Generating Units Filing For Mothball Status

ERCOT has posted a reliability analysis determination for ...

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera-BHD aka BHE) for the month of September 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Sets Treatment Of PCIA (Nonbypassable Exit Charge) For Pre-2009 Vintage Direct Access Customers At Two Utilities

 

Texas Broker Registration Update: 217 Thus Far

As of publication time, 217 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Republic Columnist Favor Electric For Residential Customers As Well As C&Is

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Catholic Church Selects Retail Supplier For 4,500 Properties

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Calif. Taxpayer Advocate Says Municipal Aggregation, "A Luxury Amid San Diego’s Poverty and Homelessness"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Retail Supplier To Launch Air Conditioning Cycling Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Retail Supplier Pays Penalties For Alleged Unlawful Customer Disconnections

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reason Op-Ed Encourages California To Re-examine Electric Deregulation

 

August 15

MeterGenius Seeks Retail Electric Supplier License (Gamification, Customer Engagement Company)

Hires Energy Market Vet To Lead Operations

MeterGenius, Inc. has applied for an Illinois alternative retail electric supplier license to serve all customer classes at Commonwealth Edison

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PSC Draws On Retail Supplier's Security, Finds Retail Supplier In Default Of Obligation

The Maryland PSC issued a Notice of Default concerning ...

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Texas Retail Provider Supports Re-pricing Of Erroneous ERCOT Interval On May 30, Cites Impacts On Forwards/Futures, Bilaterals

Retail electric provider V247 Power Corporation filed comments at the Public Utility Commission of Texas in support of a complaint that seeks re-pricing of published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, due to, as previously reported, Calpine providing erroneous telemetered Resource status information to ERCOT.

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RetailEnergyX: Market Chatter: Vistra Energy Nears Purchase of Ambit Energy

 

Texas Retail Providers Oppose New Inadvertent Gain Fee Sought By AEP Texas

In a statement of position in AEP Texas' current rate case, the Alliance for Retail Markets opposed a proposed new inadvertent gain fee sought by AEP Texas

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Just Energy Seeks Reconsideration Of Denied Intervention In Just One Energy, LLC Texas Aggregator Application, Says Rules Prohibit Misleading Aggregator Behavior

Just Energy Texas, LP d/b/a Just Energy ("Just Energy") has sought reconsideration of a Texas PUC procedural order which had denied Just Energy's motion to intervene the proceeding considering the application of Just One Energy, LLC, for a Texas electric aggregator certificate, as Just Energy argued that the PUC's Substantive Rules prohibit an aggregator from engaging in misleading or deceptive practices

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Retail Energy Regulators, Thought Leaders To Address National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) Fall Leadership Roundtable

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) will convene its Fall Leadership Roundtable October 16 to October 18, 2019 in Hershey, PA

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Half of U.K. Retail Energy Suppliers "Could Go Bust" In Next Few Years, From Crowded Market, Price Caps ("Game of Thrones Showdown")

 

Texas Broker Registration Update: 182 Thus Far

As of publication time, 182 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Summer Energy Reports Quarterly Results, Compressed Unit Margins On Competitive Pressure, More Commercial Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem (U.K. Regulator) To Revoke Retail Supplier's Licence

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Customer's Exit From NV Energy Supply Affirmed By PUC

 

August 14

Just Energy To Dispose Of U.K. Business

Common Share Dividend Suspended As Part Of Strategic Review

Further Details Texas Bad Debt, Enrollment Impairment; Negative Cash Flows

Customer Non-Payment Issue Led To "Material Weakness" In Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting For Prior Quarters

RCE Count Down 2%

Reports California Market Exit

Names Walter M. Higgins III to Board of Directors

In announcing earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2019 a few minutes ago, Just Energy Group Inc. said that it, "plans to dispose of its assets in the U.K. due to a decision taken during the strategic review."

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Griddy Refunding To Customers Membership Fee For Month Of August

Griddy, which offers Texas retail electric service using a pass-through of wholesale rates and a subscription model, informed customers that it is crediting back all of its members their membership for August.

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Arizona Chair Seeks To Have Staff Develop Rules Package For "Full" Retail Electric Competition, For All Customers

Sets Proposed Deadline For Staff Draft Submission

Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Burns has proposed that ACC Staff put together a rules package for, "full retail electric competition for all customers."

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Start-up Led By Texas Retail Energy Vets Seeks Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for ...

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Reliant Announces Partnership With Microgrid, Back-up Generation Provider To Bring Power, Resiliency Services To Texas Customers

Reliant and a resiliency-as-a-service provider announced an alliance, "to deliver reliable power solutions to commercial and industrial customers in Texas."

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Utility Affiliate Seeks Retail Electric Supplier License In New State, First Outside Of Home State

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Scarcity Prices Test Subscription, Wholesale Pass-Through Model For Retail Energy

 

Retail Energy Suppliers, Brokers Included In Inc. 500/5000 Rankings Of Growth (Revenues Disclosed)

Several retail suppliers and brokers were included in the annual Inc. Magazine 500/5000 rankings of revenue growth (as a %) at private companies over the past three years.

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El Paso Electric Applies For Texas PUC Approval Of Acquisition By Infrastructure Investments Fund; Files Testimony Regarding Impact On Competition

El Paso Electric Company and the Infrastructure Investments Fund, an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. (IIF), have filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval of the previously reported transaction (details here) under which IIF would purchase EPE for $68.25 in cash per share representing an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion.

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Texas Broker Registration Update: 116 Thus Far

As of publication time, 116 brokers have filed as Texas electric brokers thus far.

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RetailEnergyX: Several NY Capital Region Cities Forming Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Taxpayer Group Warns California Municipal Aggregations Could Funnel Revenues To Non-Electric Uses (Unfunded Pensions, Etc.)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Patriot Energy Group Receives ABC Excellence Award

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Prices Hit $9,000 On Aug 13, As EEA 1 Was Declared (First Since 2014)

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 8/12: Ovo In Talks To Acquire SSE Retail Energy Supply Business

 

August 13

New York PSC Allows ConEd, O&R To Include Certain CNG, LNG Costs In Gas Supply Charges, And Rates Applicable To ESCOs

The New York PSC has approved, with modification, natural gas tariff revisions from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) (together, the Companies) to expand the recovery of certain costs associated with trucked and stored compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Companies’ respective gas supply recovery mechanisms, the Gas Cost Factor (GCF) for Con Edison and Gas Supply Charge (GSC) for O&R, and to recover such costs from ESCOs as well.

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EC Infosystems Announces Pennsylvania Office Expansion, New Location in Allentown

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – August 13, 2019 – EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced their Pennsylvania office move and expansion, now located at 1275 Glenlivet Dr. Suite 134, Allentown, PA 18106.

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New York ESCO To Use New Trade Name

An ESCO filed at the New York PSC to use the trade name ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Closing of New $700 Million Term Loan Facility

A retail supplier closed a new seven-year $700 million secured Term Loan B facility.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Hits New Peak, Prices Top $6500, TCEQ Using Generation Emissions Enforcement Discretion

 

United Illuminating Files New Default Service Rates

United Illuminating has filed new Last Resort Service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning October 1, 2019

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CL&P, UI Disclose Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power reported that ...

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Vanguard Energy Services Receives License In New State

 

--- Texas Broker Registration Update: 65 Thus Far


-- CustomerFirst Renewables Seeks New License

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RetailEnergyX: Utility PG&E Names Former Exec At Retail Supplier Parent As CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another U.K. Retail Supplier Ceases To Trade

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. DOE Awards Grant To ComEd, Partners To Advance "Energy Internet" (Blockchain)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Congressional Report Examine Potential For Peer-To-Peer Retail Electric Sales Via Blockchain

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Chamber: Energy Choice Would Cost $1.5 Billion Annually To State, Local Governments

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Attorney General Rejects Language For Repeal Of Nuclear Subsidy

 

August 12

Initial Complaints Against ESCOs In New York Fall To Lowest Level In Past Eight Years

The Initial Complaints filed against ESCOs in New York for the month of June 2019 fell to the lowest rate in eight years, according to reports from the New York PSC

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Retail Energy Vet Joins ENGIE Resources As Senior Business Development Manager

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Retail Market Vet Joins Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) As Sr. Manager, Portfolio Planning, Budgeting & Optimization

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RetailEnergyX: Ovo In Talks To Acquire SSE Retail Energy Supply Business

 

Sunwave Gas & Power Seeks Supplier License In New State

Sunwave USA Holdings Inc. (Sunwave Gas & Power) applied for a ...

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Broker, Led By Retail Market Vet And Former NFL Team Corporate Partnership Exec, Receives License In New State

The Maryland PSC recently granted Novo Energy Services, LLC an electric broker license to serve commercial and industrial customers in all service areas.

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Appoints Supplier Of Last Resort To Serve Customers Of Defaulting Retail Supplier

 

PUC Staff Recommend Amount Previously Collected From Default Service Customers Be Credited To Customers

Consistent with a prior recommendation, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that AEP Ohio credit to customers PUCO and OCC assessment fees collected from customers under gross-up factor applied to the bypassable auction cost reconciliation rider (ACRR) for the period August 2016 through June 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Mitsubishi Motors Affiliate Marketing Retail Electricity To EV Owners In Japan, Special Plan Offered

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Dominion Allegedly Polling To Test Messaging Against Electric Choice

 

From 8/9: Claim: Subsidized Ohio Generation Will Artificially Reduce Price To Compare, Force Retail Suppliers To Leave Market

 

Claim: Electric Competition Has Saved Ohio Customers Nearly $9 Billion From 2016-18 (Uses Muni Aggregation Rates As Proxy For All Mass Market Migrated Customers)

An updated study from researchers at The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University says that the deregulation of retail electricity markets has delivered $8.7 billion in savings to Ohio customers from 2016-2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Publisher Of Florida Publication Alleges Electric Choice Sponsor Engaged In "Tour De Force" Of Dishonesty

 

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RetailEnergyX: District Attorney Warns Customers After Multiple Reports Of Retail Energy Slamming

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Arizona May Have the Best Chance of Breaking Up Power Monopolies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida AG's Activist Approach Opposing Ballot Measures (Including Electric Choice) Criticized

 

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RetailEnergyX: Lawyer Says Referendum On Ohio Nuclear Bailout Unconstitutional

 

August 9

PUC Staff Recommends Granting TPV Waivers To Allow Retail Supplier To Use Digital TPV, Subject To Conditions

Staff of a PUC have recommended that the PUC approve, with additional conditions proposed by Staff, an application from ...

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Texas PUC ALJ Denies Retail Supplier's Motion To Intervene In Certification Proceeding To Challenge Aggregator's Name

A Texas PUC ALJ has denied a motion from retail electric provider Just Energy Texas, LP (Just Energy) to intervene in the PUC docket considering the application of Just One Energy, LLC for an electric aggregator certificate

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Pennsylvania PUC Informs Retail Suppliers Of Alternate Energy Portfolio Standards Calculation For 2019, Extends True-Up Period

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a Secretarial letter notifying retail electric suppliers and EDCs that there will be a recalculation of the annual Alternate Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS Act) Tier I obligations for the 2019 AEPS Act compliance year.

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RetailEnergyX: Gap Signs Wind Power Contract; Provider, Broker Named

 

 

Claim: Subsidized Ohio Generation Will Artificially Reduce Price To Compare, Force Retail Suppliers To Leave Market

 

Claim: Electric Competition Has Saved Ohio Customers Nearly $9 Billion From 2016-18 (Uses Muni Aggregation Rates As Proxy For All Mass Market Migrated Customers)

An updated study from researchers at The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University says that the deregulation of retail electricity markets has delivered $8.7 billion in savings to Ohio customers from 2016-2018.

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PSC Lifts Ban On Non-LSE Third Parties Aggregating Demand Response From Retail Supplier Customers For Bidding Into Wholesale Market

 

Retains Ban For Utility Supply Customers

A PSC has lifted a ban on the aggregation of demand response by third parties for bidding into the wholesale market for retail choice load

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Start-up Retail Electric Supplier Seeks License

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Retail Supplier Launches Affinity Program Offering "Solar Honey"

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RetailEnergyX: Critic Says Electric Choice Would Cause "Fire Sale" Of Nuclear Plants
---As Florida Electric Choice Ballot Signatures Pass 2/3 Of Threshold Less Than Half Verified

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Denies & Grants Various SREC Grandfathering Requests For Retail Suppliers, EDCs

 

 

From 8/8: Update #2: Texas PUC Interim Broker Registration Form Now Posted

 

Updated: Texas PUC Staff Issue Memo With Directions To Electric Brokers On Submitting Interim Registrations

 

Texas PUC Adopts Interim Broker Registration Form

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to approve an interim registration form for electric brokers

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From 8/8: Pa. PUC Rejects Utility's Plan To Continue Providing 'On-Bill' Non-Commodity Billing Service To Select Non-Supplier Third Parties, While Denying Access To Retail Suppliers

 

PUC Says Utility's Plan In "Direct Conflict" With Prior PUC Order On Bill Access; Continuation Until 2023 "Unacceptable"

 

PUC Sets End Date For Practice

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Accelerates Deactivation of Bruce Mansfield Unit 3, To Nov. 2019, Citing Lack Of Economic Viability

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Sets Amounts For Assessment On Subject Retail Electric Providers To Fund Internet Broadcast Of PUC Meetings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Says Utilities, Retail Suppliers Have Adequate Capacity

 

From 7/11: Proposal On Connecticut Shared Clean Energy Program Rules Would Prohibit Telephonic Contracting, Limit Termination Fees

PURA Opens Proceeding To Review Shared Clean Energy Program

Addresses Request To Examine Consolidated Billing

The Connecticut PURA opened Docket 19-07-01 for a review of proposed requirements for a statewide shared clean energy facility program

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August 8

Pa. PUC Rejects Utility's Plan To Continue Providing 'On-Bill' Non-Commodity Billing Service To Select Non-Supplier Third Parties, While Denying Access To Retail Suppliers

 

PUC Says Utility's Plan In "Direct Conflict" With Prior PUC Order On Bill Access; Continuation Until 2023 "Unacceptable"

 

PUC Sets End Date For Practice

The Pennsylvania PUC has rejected the plan filed by ...

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Update #2: Texas PUC Interim Broker Registration Form Now Posted

 

Updated: Texas PUC Staff Issue Memo With Directions To Electric Brokers On Submitting Interim Registrations

 

Texas PUC Adopts Interim Broker Registration Form

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to approve an interim registration form for electric brokers

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Pennsylvania PUC Stays Order Approving Modified PECO Prepay Pilot Program

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued an order staying its prior order approving a modified prepaid pilot for electricity and dual-fuel customers at PECO

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Updated: New York PSC Asks If State Should Oversee LSE (ESCO) Resource Adequacy Portfolios, Similar To California (Written Order, Questions Issued)

PSC Launches Inquiry Into Resource Adequacy Mechanism, "Compatibility" Of NYISO ICAP Market With State Policy Goals

PSC Also Raises Consideration of Fixed Resource Requirement

The New York PSC today commenced an inquiry into assuring resource adequacy, given questions that have been raised concerning the "compatibility" of the New York ISO installed capacity market with state policy goals.

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From 8/5: New Hampshire Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Bill Becomes Law

New Hampshire SB 286 has made it through the legislative process, has been signed by the governor, and has become a chaptered law (Chapter 316 of 2019)

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From 8/7: Spark Energy Reports "Significant" Increase In Electric Unit Margins Year-Over-Year

Adjusted EBITDA Lower On Mild Weather, Customer Acquisition

RCE Count Down

Spark Energy reported results for the second quarter of 2019

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From 8/7: Retail Supplier Announces Partnership with the New York Yankees, On-site Branding, More

An ESCO announced a partnership with the New York Yankees.

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AEP Texas To Provide Bill Credits To Customers In Acquiring Oncor's McAllen Service Area, Under Proposed Stipulation

 

Witness: Transitioned End-Use Customers "Will Receive" Bill Credit

 

Stipulation Outlines Customer Transition Process For Retail Electric Providers, Start Date, REP Obligations

Parties including AEP Texas, Oncor, Texas PUC Staff, the Alliance for Retail Markets, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers, and various ratepayer advocates have filed a proposed stipulation which would approve the sale of Oncor's McAllen and Mission distribution service area (and associated assets) to AEP Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Agway Energy Services Parent Reports Revenue From Electric, Gas Sales

 

Pennsylvania PUC Names Former Assistant Consumer Advocate, Consumer Protection Attorney As Director Of Law Bureau

The Pennsylvania PUC has named ...

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Retail Suppliers, Including Start Up, Receive Initial ESCO Eligibility Letters From New York DPS

Two retail suppliers have received initial ESCO eligibility letters from the New York Department of Public Service

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PUC Issues For Comment $82,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier Relating To Pricing Disclosures, Alleged Slamming

The Pennsylvania PUC today issued for public comment a settlement between Liberty Power Holdings, LLC (Liberty) and the PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement ('I&E') to resolve allegations that Liberty's pricing disclosures did not conform to regulations, and to resolve allegations of alleged slamming

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Online Retail Energy Marketplace WattBuy Seeks Broker Licenses In New States

WattB, Inc., which operates the site WattBuy [wattbuy(dot)com], applied for a Maine electric broker/aggregator license to serve residential customers in all service areas.

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Arizona Affirms Working Group Process, Considers Retaining Consultant For Retail Electric Choice Review

Dunn Reiterates Concern About Losing Jurisdiction To FERC, California From RTO

During an Arizona Corporation Commission Staff open meeting yesterday, Commissioners affirmed using a working group and workshop process as the next step for the Commission's retail electric choice investigation, as Commissioners discussed whether to retain a consultant to assist the Commission in the review.

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Eligo Energy Receives Authority To Serve New Service Areas

• PAL Energy Smart Seeks Texas Aggregator License

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Storage and Downey Unified School District Announce Installation of 3.5 MW of Energy Storage

 

August 7

Spark Energy Reports "Significant" Increase In Electric Unit Margins Year-Over-Year

Adjusted EBITDA Lower On Mild Weather, Customer Acquisition

RCE Count Down

Spark Energy reported results for the second quarter of 2019

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Retail Supplier Announces Partnership with the New York Yankees, On-site Branding, More

An ESCO announced a partnership with the New York Yankees.

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Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As New COO

Effective August 1, 2019, the Board of Directors of ...

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Updated: NRG Reports Lower Retail Mass Market Customer Count, Excluding Stream

NRG Reports Lower Retail Earnings, "Capacity Obligations" Among Drivers

NRG Cites "Expanded Demand Management Programs" For Texas Retail Business As Summer Volatility Management Strategy

Executed Approximately 1.3 GWs Of Solar Power Purchase Agreements In ERCOT

NRG Energy reported that its Retail segment recorded Adjusted EBITDA of ...

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Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A retail supplier currently operating in the Northeast applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Schenectady, NY Considering Municipal Aggregation

 

 

ISO-NE Inventoried Energy Program, Called "Pay-And-Pray" By LSEs & Retail Supplier, Becomes Effective Due To Lack Of FERC Quorum, Action

Costs Will Be Allocated To Retail Suppliers, Load

Due to the lack of action by FERC, ISO New England's proposed Inventoried Energy Program has become effective by operation of law.

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Engie-Owned Retail Supplier Seeks New License

Plymouth Rock Energy, LLC applied for ...

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Texas PUC Staff Add Clarification, Regarding Entities Which Need To Register, To Proposed Interim Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a further revision to the proposed electric broker registration form

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Staff Of State Regulator Proposes Retail Suppliers Be Required To Disclose That Supplier "Competes" With Municipal Aggregation, At Start Of Marketing Pitch

Staff No Longer Recommending Suppliers Report Certain Data Concerning Low-Income Customers

Staff Invites Suppliers To Present Alternative To Use Of Customer Account Numbers For Enrollment

Staff of the Massachusetts DPU in a working group presentation has proposed alternative language for marketing disclosures for retail electric suppliers, compared to disclosures developed by a supplier-led work group.

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Former Stream Announces New Name For Direct Selling Business

With the sale of its retail energy business to NRG Energy having closed (with NRG acquiring the Stream name as part of the transaction), as first reported by RetailEnergyX.com, the former Stream announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Reports Lower Gross Margins From Natural Gas Marketer

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Price Caps To Fall This Winter Due To Lower Wholesale Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Academic Report: U.K. Retail Energy Price Cap Has "Destroyed" Competitive Market For Consumers

 

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Reports Negative Retail Energy Earnings Impact From U.K. Price Cap, Customer Losses

 

August 6

Parent Of Retail Supplier Names New President; Board Chair

The parent of a retail supplier has named ...

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Utility Reports Customer Switches To Default Service From Retail Suppliers Resulting From Utility Notice To Customers Of Incorrect Default Service Rates

United Illuminating has filed a report concerning customer response to a notice of incorrect default service rates that had been posted in May

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RESA: Over $200 Million In Savings Available To Residential Customers Under Massachusetts Retail Electric Choice Through First Half Of Year

Responding to the latest report issued by the Massachusetts Attorney General, the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) said that an analysis shows that over $200 million in savings were available to Massachusetts residential customers from retail electric choice during the first sixth months of 2019

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Closes On Acquisition Of Stream SPE Ltd.

 

Summer Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State
--- Deca Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

License Briefs

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Utility Eversource Seeks Approval For Project Integrating Battery Storage, Distributed Resources, And Energy Efficiency

Customer BYOD Component To Be Repeated Across Service Area

Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy applied at the New Hampshire PUC for preauthorization of a proposed Westmoreland Clean Innovation Project, which would include integration of battery storage, distributed energy resources in the form of demand response, and enhanced energy efficiency.

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Retail Provider Says Supplier's Discovery Requests In Complaint Case Amount To An Attempt To Conduct An Internal Investigation Of A Competitor

Santanna Energy Services has filed a motion at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio seeking an order limiting the discovery requests that IGS Energy may expound upon Santanna in a complaint brought against Santanna by IGS concerning alleged marketing behavior by Santanna

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Florida Utilities 'Bought Out' Ballot Petition Companies

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 7/31: FPL CEO Likens Electric Choice Proponents To "Snake Oil Salesman"
--- Says Electric Choice Amendment Would Blow Up His Business And Raise Customers' Electric Bill

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. Justice Department Objects To Latest FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy Exit Plan

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: NV Energy Would Pay $1.1 Million Annually To Keep Clark County As Supply Customer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dominion Energy Announces Battery Storage Pilot Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier EnergyAustralia Reports Goodwill Impairment For Retail Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Suppliers Oppose Allowing Non-Retailers To Offer Demand Response Directly In Australia's Wholesale Market

 

August 5

New Hampshire Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Bill Becomes Law

New Hampshire SB 286 has made it through the legislative process, has been signed by the governor, and has become a chaptered law (Chapter 316 of 2019)

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Just Energy Names New CEO

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

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New York PSC Secretary Says DPS Staff Not Subject To Discovery Requests In Show Cause Proceeding Against ESCO

The Secretary of the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has sent a letter to Atlantic Power & Gas, LLC informing the ESCO that Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff is not subject to discovery requests in a PSC show cause proceeding against Atlantic Power & Gas

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Updated: Genie Energy CEO Discusses Texas Market Plans, Begins Customer Acquisition Activities In Texas

Genie Retail Energy Reports Customer Growth

Reports Second Quarter Results

Genie Energy Ltd. reported results for the second quarter of 2019

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SmartEnergy Holdings Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

• Start-up Texas Retail Provider Files For Authorization To Collect Deposits
• Texas REP Receives Authority To Collect Deposits
• Satori Energy Receives New License
• Electrasource Advisors Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas PUC Staff Proposes Amounts For Assessment On Subject Retail Electric Providers To Fund Internet Broadcast Of PUC Meetings

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed the fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online for FY 2020.

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Additional Texas Retail Electric Providers Request Low-Income Customer Sync List

Several more Texas retail electric providers have filed separate requests with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for the provision of the low-income customer identification service for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2019 (FY2020).

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Electricity Ratings Announces 2019 5 Star Electricity Providers In Texas

 

 

PSC Orders That All Of Retail Supplier's Customers Be Dropped To Default Service

Suspends Retail Supplier's License, Issues Fine Of $561,000

A PSC has ordered that all of the customers of a retail supplier shall be returned to default service

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From 8/1: Massachusetts AG: Residential Customers On Retail Supply Paid $76 Million More Than Default Service From July 2017 to June 2018 (New Report)

Says Shopping Low-Income Customers Pay 25% Higher Rates

A report released today by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says that Massachusetts individual residential electric customers who switched to a competitive electric supplier paid $76.2 million more than if they would have remained with default service during the one-year period from July 2017 to June 2018.

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From 8/2: Under Draft Order, D.C. PSC Would Create New Retail Energy Shopping Website With Supplier Offers Listed

Marketing Campaign Would Support New Site

Draft Would Require Pepco To Submit Strawman For Residential Dynamic Pricing Program

Grid Mod. Draft Addresses DER, Storage Ownership

Staff of the District of Columbia PSC have issued a proposed order in the PSC's Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) proceeding, with the grid modernization efforts now being branded Power Path DC.

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RetailEnergyX: From 8/2: Florida Muni JEA Formally Launches Open Solicitation Process For Strategic Alternatives (Possible Privatization)

 

August 3

PSC Orders That All Of Retail Supplier's Customers Be Dropped To Default Service

Suspends Retail Supplier's License, Issues Fine Of $561,000

A PSC has ordered that all of the customers of a retail supplier shall be returned to default service

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August 2

Under Draft Order, D.C. PSC Would Create New Retail Energy Shopping Website With Supplier Offers Listed

Marketing Campaign Would Support New Site

Draft Would Require Pepco To Submit Strawman For Residential Dynamic Pricing Program

Grid Mod. Draft Addresses DER, Storage Ownership

Staff of the District of Columbia PSC have issued a proposed order in the PSC's Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) proceeding, with the grid modernization efforts now being branded Power Path DC.

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Muni JEA Formally Launches Open Solicitation Process For Strategic Alternatives (Possible Privatization)

 

Vistra Energy CEO Says "Good Retail Portfolios" For M&A Getting Scarce

Says Any Retail M&A Would Need To Be "Very Compelling" In Near Term

Says A Few Attractive Retail M&A Opportunities May Be Out There, But Company Will Be Disciplined

Discusses View On Whether To Take Company Private

During an earnings call this morning, Vistra Energy CEO Curt Morgan discussed the company's view on retail M&A

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PUC Staff Supports Waiver To Allow Retail Supplier To Enroll Customers Via Chat, Subject To Additional Conditions

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that PUCO approve, with additional conditions proposed by Staff, an application from a CRES for various rule waivers to allow the CRES to enroll retail customers in Ohio through an online, interactive process, or "chat".

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ALJ Proposes That ICC Approve ComEd's Pilot To Market Utility-Supplied Real-Time Pricing, With No Risk, To Residential Customers Expected To Save Money, Based On AMI Data

A proposed order from an Illinois ALJ would approve a modified program proposed by Commonwealth Edison to establish a short-term pilot program as part of its Residential Real Time Pricing Program utility supply rider (Rider RRTP), to offer first-year bill protection to new real-time pricing participants, with the program marketed to default service customers expected to save money under the program, based on a review of their AMI data (Bill Protection Experiment)

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Loses 25,000 Residential Electric Shoppers Since April
--- Statewide Residential Electric Shopping Dips Under 30%

 

Inspire Energy Seeks License In New State

Inspire Energy Holdings, LLC applied for a ...

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PSC Denies OPC Request For Utilities To Provide Aggregate Costs For Retail Supply Customers Versus Shadow-Billed Default Service

A PSC has again denied a request from the Office of People's Counsel for the utilities to provide OPC with the total aggregate amounts that shopping customers paid in retail supply charges and the total aggregate amount such customers would have paid for default service from the utility.

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ERCOT Requests Info From Retail Providers On Dynamic Pricing, Demand Response Capabilities

New Threshold For Reporting Established

Pursuant to paragraph (2) of ERCOT Protocol Section 3.10.7.2.1, Reporting of Demand Response, ERCOT has requested via a market notice that Retail Electric Providers (REPs) analyze their retail dynamic pricing and demand response-related products and sort each Electric Service Identifier (ESI ID) enrolled in the products into one of the categories described in the NOIE-REP Demand Response Data Collection Technical Specifications for 2019, on the Demand Response page of ERCOT's website

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PSC Staff, Utility Both Propose Long-Term Renewable Contract Equal To 5% Of SOS Load Should Not Be Used To Serve SOS Customers

Staff of the District of Columbia PSC and Pepco have both agreed that a previously directed procurement of a long-term renewable PPA for 5% of SOS load should not be used to serve SOS load, as both agree that the PPA's products should instead be sold into the wholesale market, with all distribution customers receiving a charge (or credit) from the PPA.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Electricity Maine Lawsuit On Hiatus As Parties Hold Settlement Talks

 

KT Energy Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Texas PUC granted KT Energy LLC an electric aggregator certificate

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Updated: Vistra Energy (TXU, Dynegy Parent) Reports Higher Retail Adjusted EBITDA

Vistra Reports "Strong Margins" In Retail Segment During Q2

Residential Customer Count Flat As of June 30, 2019 (Prior To Crius Acquisition Close)

Vistra: Near-Term Retail Margin Expansion Possible

Vistra Energy, the parent of various retail energy suppliers including TXU Energy and Dynegy, reported Adjusted EBITDA for its Retail segment of ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Updated Proposed Interim Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed an updated draft interim electric broker registration form for Commission consideration

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RetailEnergyX: GenOn Completes $520 Million PJM Gas Plant Portfolio Financing

 

From 8/1: UGI Energy Services Completes Acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group, Notes Synergies That Will Benefit Retail Marketing Businesses

UGI Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC, has completed the previously announced acquisition of the equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group, LLC from a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation for approximately $1.275 billion.

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From 7/31: Delay Of PJM 2022-23 Capacity Auction Already Impacting Default Service Procurements

One PUC Changes Default Service Product Due To Delay

Another PSC Initiates Review Of Issue

FERC's previously reported decision directing PJM not to conduct the 2022-20 base residual auction for PJM's capacity market during August as PJM had planned is already impacting default service procurements

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August 1

Retail Supplier To Sell Customer Book, Exit State Under Stipulation With PUC Staff

A retail supplier would sell its book of customers in a state and cease operating in the state under a stipulation with ...

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO

A retail supplier has named a new CEO

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As EVP, Electric Trading

A retail supplier has named a new EVP, Electric Trading

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Massachusetts AG: Residential Customers On Retail Supply Paid $76 Million More Than Default Service From July 2017 to June 2018 (New Report)

Says Shopping Low-Income Customers Pay 25% Higher Rates

A report released today by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says that Massachusetts individual residential electric customers who switched to a competitive electric supplier paid $76.2 million more than if they would have remained with default service during the one-year period from July 2017 to June 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Discusses Retail M&A View

 

 

Majority Of Arizona Commissioners Say More Info Needed On Retail Electric Choice Before Decision; More Workshops To Be Held

Kennedy: "Long Way To Go" On Retail Competition

Kennedy: Current C&I Only Retail Choice Proposal Presents Nothing But Risk To Residential Customers

Commissioners Concerned With Rate Impact In Choice States

Dunn: "Cringe[s]" At Thought Of Losing Jurisdiction To FERC If RTO Needed For Choice

A majority of Arizona Corporation Commissioners said that more time is needed to study retail electric competition before making a decision, and more workshops will be held

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PPL Suggests Consideration of Requiring All Customer Assistance Program (CAP) Customers To Be Served Under Default Service

RESA Proposes Alternative Pricing Benchmark To Allow CAP Shopping

Parties have filed comments on a proposed Pennsylvania PUC policy statement that would restrict shopping for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to a product whose rate does not exceed the default service Price to Compare at any time

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RetailEnergyX: Sunrun Launches Home Solar, Battery Offer In Texas, In Dallas, Houston

 

 

UGI Energy Services Completes Acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group, Notes Synergies That Will Benefit Retail Marketing Businesses

UGI Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC, has completed the previously announced acquisition of the equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group, LLC from a subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation for approximately $1.275 billion.

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From 7/30: Nordic Energy Services Announces Two Hires, Including Agent Manager

Nordic Energy Services announced the hiring of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces New Solar Farm

 

Start-up Offering Blockchain-Based Retail Electric Service Seeks Texas REP Certificate

Data Center Provider Switch Creates Retail Supplier For Possible Sales To Other End-users

TXU Parent Launching Commercial Energy Broker, Digital Shopping Experience

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