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Pennsylvania Initiates Review of Changes to Natural Gas Disclosure Requirements, Contract Renewals

As part of its natural gas retail market investigation (I-2013-2381742), the Pennsylvania PUC has immediately commenced a review of changes to the natural gas disclosure requirements related to residential and small business customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Commerce Commission Approves IPA Plan for Purchase of Default Service Requirements

 

Pennsylvania Moves Up Review of Natural Gas Customer Referral Programs, in Final Order Setting Retail Market Investigation Priorities

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a final order establishing the scope of its review of improvement to the retail natural gas market, and has accelerated its consideration of standard offer customer referral programs for natural gas.

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PUC Proposes Setting New Annual Fee for Retail Suppliers Based on Intrastate Revenues

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a tentative order to implement Act 155 of 2014, which allows the PUC to assess annual fees to electric generation suppliers and natural gas suppliers related to the PUC's oversight costs of such suppliers.

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FERC Orders Resettlement of NYISO Billings for Nov/Dec 2012, Grants GDF Suez Refund

FERC has granted a complaint from GDF Suez Energy Resources, NA concerning Consolidated Edison's submission of estimated data to NYISO for billing purposes which grossly overstated the consumption of a Suez customer, and has ordered resettlement of the affected November/December 2012 billing period, which will provide a refund to Suez

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FERC Orders Additional Mitigation Measures for PPL Energy Supply-Riverstone Combination

FERC has ordered additional mitigation in approving a multi-step transaction under which PPL Energy Supply, LLC and RJS Power Holdings LLC are to combine to form Talen Energy

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Retail Supplier Named Official Preferred Energy Provider of NHL

The National Hockey League named ...

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• Ecova Names New President and CEO
• California to Allow Utilities to Own Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
• Local Business Turn Power Off to Protest Default Service Rate Hikes
• Uncertain Marketplace Causes Village To Idle Electric Aggregation Program

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December 18

Update: REP Energy Cures ISO-NE Suspension

REP Energy has cured its suspension at ISO-NE, and ...

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RetailEnergyX: "Deception Used To Sell Electricity," Residents Warned

 

The Energy Co-op Launches Service in New Territory

The Energy Co-op has begun offering electric service to residential and commercial customers at ...

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new default service rates for industrial customers for the period February through April 2015.

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Maryland Sets For Hearing Question of Whether Suppliers' Provided "Misleading" Pricing Information

The Maryland PSC has assigned to the Public Utility Law Judge Division the question of whether three retail suppliers' marketing and pricing practices were "misleading" or otherwise provided inadequate information to allow a customer to make an informed choice regarding the purchase of electricity and natural gas services

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FERC Proposes $30 Million In Penalties Against Power Traders For Alleged Manipulation

FERC issued an order to show cause to ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York ISO Stakeholders Approve Shortage Pricing In Excess of $3,000/MWh to "Enhance Grid Reliability"

 

WGES Wins Contract to Supply State of Delaware Facilities

Washington Gas Energy Services announced that it recently won ...

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Texas Retail Providers to Relinquish REP Certificates?

• Jade Energy Again Seeks Amendment to Texas REP Certificate to Reflect Change in Ownership
• Texas REP to Change Legal Name

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Maine Directs Development of Portal to Allow Retail Suppliers to Access Customer Data

The Maine PUC has directed Central Maine Power to proceed with development and implementation of a system that will allow customers to elect to make their interval usage data available to competitive electricity providers, and directed that a workgroup facilitate such development

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• Ohio Adopts Rule for Retail Suppliers to Disclose Renewable Compliance Costs to Customers
• SunPower, Sunverge Partner on Solar and Battery Storage Offering
• Sierra Club to Drop Litigation Against Luminant Plants

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December 17

Updated: Suspension Cured. Earlier: ISO Suspends Retail Supplier From Supplying Customers; Customers Transferred to Default Service

A retail supplier has been suspended from supplying customers in ...

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Energy Enters Partnership to Enhance iThermostat Options

 

Large Credits to N.Y. Default Service Customers Allowed to Take Effect

The New York PSC has taken no action on the natural gas utilities' annual reconciliation filings, meaning that large reconciliation credits for default service customers at Consolidated Edison and Orange & Rockland will take effect.

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Regulator Terminates Utility-Offered Green Supply Program As "Unsustainable", Customers Encouraged to Review Competitive Market

The Massachusetts DPU has ordered the termination of Nstar's Green supply program, citing its "unsustainable" design (Docket D.P.U. 13-80).

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Duquesne Light Does Not Meet December 15 Accelerated Switching Deadline, Seeks New Waiver

Duquesne Light has informed the Pennsylvania PUC that it was not able to meet the original December 15, 2014 deadline to implement an interim form of three-day accelerated switching, and has again asked for a waiver until January 16, 2015 to implement the interim solution.

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RetailEnergyX: Complaints About Solicitors for Texas Retail Electric Provider Prompt Changes

 

Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro Electric for the month of January 2015.

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• New FirstEnergy CEO: Company "Remain[s] Committed" to Competitive Business, Despite "Tough Decisions"
• Massachusetts Default Service Rate Hikes Prompt Heightened Interest in Municipalization
• ERCOT Releases Analysis of Impacts of Environmental Regulations

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December 16

SFE Energy Offering Service in New State

SFE Energy has launched electric and natural gas service in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Sour Taste: "I’m with PPL and I’m not leaving them," Customer Burned By Polar Vortex Says

 

N.Y. PSC: "Serious Consideration" of Municipal Aggregation Warranted, As Proceeding Opened

The New York PSC has opened a formal proceeding to consider enabling opt-out municipal aggregation programs (community choice aggregation) in New York.

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Surprise! PSNH Seeks Increase to Default Service Rate on January 1

Public Service Company of New Hampshire has filed to increase its default service rate on January 1.

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New York Approves Gutted Accelerated Switching Proposal

The New York PSC has accepted Staff's modified accelerated switching proposal, which jettisoned an earlier proposal for the use of off-cycle switches, and instead retains the on-cycle meter read for switches.

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Dayton Power & Light CEO: Ratepayer-Backed PPAs "Key Component" in Maintaining "Reliable" Ohio Generation

Dayton Power & Light CEO Derek Porter has filed a letter with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio arguing that ratepayer-backed power purchase agreements, such as those proposed by the FirstEnergy utilities, are a, "key component to allowing reliable coal generation to continue operating and meeting the objectives of long-term reliability and stable prices."

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N.Y. Orders Immediate Development of Distribution-Level Demand Response Programs

The New York PSC has instituted a proceeding to begin the development and implementation of distribution-level demand response programs and other dynamic load management programs to be implemented prior to the summer of 2015.

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• Sticker Shock Awaits for 2015 Maine Electricity Rates
• Dominion To Acquire Carolina Gas Transmission from SCANA

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Texas QSE to Pay $45,000 To Resolve Alleged Under-performance

A QSE would pay $45,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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December 15

Direct Energy Offering Free Electric Supply As Part of New TOU Plan for Small C&Is

Direct Energy has launched a new Time of Use electricity plan for small business customers at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Suppliers Siphon Off Some of PG&E’s Business

 

N.Y. Gov. Touts PSC "Milestone" on Development of Municipal Aggregation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced "milestone" steps taken in New York State's comprehensive "Reforming the Energy Vision," including steps concerning municipal aggregation.

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NRG Home Now Offering "Ongoing" Goal Zero Product Rewards for Customers ($340 Value)

NRG Home is now offering to customers in its Northeast markets an electricity plan offering "ongoing" Goal Zero products during the term of the plan.

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PUC Approves New Utility Minimum Stay Provisions for Customers Returning to Default Service

The New Hampshire PUC has approved changes to the design of Public Service Company of New Hampshire's alternative default service rate (Rate ADE), and related provisions applicable to customers returning to PSNH from competitive supply.

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PJM Proposes Changes to the Load Serving Entity Capacity Obligation Allocation As Part of Performance Proposal

PJM is seeking to modify how it allocates the responsibility for capacity charges to load serving entities as part of its capacity performance proposal

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N.Y. "Encourages" Utilities, Third Parties to Develop REV Demonstration Projects

The New York PSC is "encourag[ing]" utilities and third parties to begin working together to develop potential demonstration projects as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding.

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• Update: Southeast, MA Cities Pursuing Municipal Aggregation

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December 12

State May Require Retail Suppliers to Provide Pricing "Benchmarks" Under New Disclosure Label Rules

As part of a wide-ranging proceeding to update a host of retail electric market provisions, the Massachusetts DPU will consider changes to the disclosure labels required to be produced by retail electric suppliers.

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RetailEnergyX: Customer Wants "Retribution" for Alleged Slamming

 

State Proposes to End Default Service Cost "Recalculation" (Bill Adjustment) Required When Customers Shop

As part of a wide-ranging proceeding to update a host of retail electric market provisions, the Massachusetts DPU is proposing to eliminate, for residential and small C&I customers, the basic service cost recalculation applicable to customers who leave basic service for competitive supply.

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Regulator Proposes to Require Background Checks for Door-to-Door Agents; Suppliers Must File Door-to-Door Marketing Plans, Weekly Complaint Reports

The Massachusetts DPU, as part of a wide-ranging proceeding to update a host of retail electric market provisions, proposes that competitive suppliers who intend to market door-to-door to residential customers be required to provide notice to the Department prior to initiating a door-to-door campaign, and keep the Department apprised of any customer complaints received during the marketing campaign.

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State Proposes New Rules Governing Assignment of Customers to Another Retail Supplier, Prohibition on Termination Fees

As part of a wide-ranging proceeding to update a host of retail electric market provisions, the Massachusetts DPU has proposed new provisions governing the assignment of a retail suppliers' customers to another retail supplier.

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State to Launch Retail Electric Shopping Price Website

The Massachusetts DPU intends to launch a website providing customers with retail electric supplier rates and other information.

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• Report: Regulator To Consider Spreading Out Default Service Rate Hike
• Texas Staff File Recommendations on Changes to Distributed Generation Rules

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders from AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from AEP Ohio’s fourth energy-only auction that will ultimately determine its retail generation service rates through May 2015.

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Texas Staff File Reserve Margin Analysis

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a reserve margin analysis as part of the review of the reliability standard in the ERCOT region.

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December 11

Texas-based Retail Provider Acquired by Australian Supplier

A Texas-based REP has been acquired by an Australian electricity retail specialist

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RetailEnergyX: Warning to Retail Suppliers: Steer Clear of "Sheriff of the Internet"

 

Retail Supplier Now Marketing Healthcare Services

A retail supplier has begun marketing healthcare services

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Satori Energy Acquires Book of Contracts

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State's Inspector General: Lack of Muni Aggregation Oversight Leaves Customers Vulnerable to, "Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement"

The Massachusetts DPU's position that it may only narrowly review opt-out municipal aggregation plans to determine whether they conform to specific statutory criteria, "creates a substantial void in the regulatory and oversight structure for municipal aggregators, a void that leaves ratepayers and municipalities vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement," the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General said in a letter to the DPU.

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Texas Dismisses Disputed Application to Update REP Certificate
• Mansfield Power & Gas Receives License in New State

• Grid Energy Receives License in New State

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• Maine Assigns Docket for Review of Customer Usage Market Portal

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December 10

Direct Energy to Cease Marketing Under One of Its Texas Brands

Direct Energy has ceased selling products under the ...

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Aggregation Officials Warn Residents About Electricity Vendors

 

ESCOs: New York Utility's "Systemic" Billing Problems Have Led to "Chaos", Require PSC Action

The Small Customer Marketer Coalition has asked the New York PSC to resolve the "continuing inability" of KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (collectively referred to as National Grid) to provide, "adequate, consistent and accurate billing services in connection with National Grid's ESCO customer billing program."

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Regulator to Hold Technical Meeting on Retail Supplier's Use of Trade Names

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PJM Seeks to Raise Offer Cap to $1,800; Allow Additional Cost Recovery Via Uplift

PJM said that its board has authorized a filing at FERC to increase the offer cap to $1,800/MWh, and allow generators to seek additional cost recovery via uplift, for this winter season.

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Plymouth Rock Energy Expands Service to New Territories

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Just Energy Co-CEO to Keynote Energy Marketing Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences announced that Deborah Merril, Co-CEO of Just Energy, will be the keynote speaker of the 3rd Energy Marketing Conference on March 3, 2015 in New York City.

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December 9

Champion Energy Offering Service in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Brings Back "Naughty or Nice" $200 Enrollment Incentive for Holidays

 

Reliant's New Plan? Get More, Save More

Reliant has begun offering a new electricity plan to Texas residential customers called Get More, Save More

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ESCOs Protest Another Refund in Excess of $1/Mcf On Supply Rate at N.Y. Utility

Similar to a recent protest concerning Consolidated Edison, the Small Customer Marketer Coalition has protested a reconciliation filing by Orange & Rockland under which O&R seeks to apply a GSC refund of $1.370/Mcf to default service customers over the twelve month period commencing January 1, 2015.

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Utility-Owned Generation Would Not Be Used for Default Service Pricing Under One PSNH Proposal

Public Service Company of New Hampshire has floated the idea that it retain its generating assets, but that the assets not be used to serve default service customers, with costs or benefits of the units instead applied to all customers via nonbypassable charge.

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PSNH: Compelling Divestiture of Utility-Owned Plants May Allow Purchaser to Withhold Such Generation from Capacity Market

Public Service Company of New Hampshire raised the specter of a purchaser of its generating plants, should the PUC compel a divestiture, using the purchase to remove the PSNH plants from the ISO New England capacity market to drive up prices, citing the recent controversy over the removal of the Brayton Point plant from the market.

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December 8

ISO New England Seeks Changes to Market Participant Financial Requirements to Protect Against "Thinly Capitalized" Retail Suppliers

ISO New England has filed at FERC proposed changes to its minimum capitalization requirements, claiming that the changes are needed to protect market participants against, "thinly capitalized," load serving entities which do not own physical assets.

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Texas Staff Recommend Dismissal of Complaint That Implicated REPs' Responsibility to Communicate Changes in TDU Charges

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that a complaint filed against Ambit Energy, which implicated the responsibility of retail electric providers to notify customers of changes in TDU charges and when new charges could be collected, be dismissed.

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New Retail Provider Receives Texas REP Certificate
• BlueRock Energy Receives Licenses in New State

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Maryland Opens Rulemaking on Retail Supplier Marketing Rules

The Maryland PSC formally opened a rulemaking, RM 54, to address changes to electric and natural gas supplier marketing and customer protection regulations at COMAR 20.32, 20.51, 20.53 and 20.59.

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General Services Administration Awards Contract to Retail Supplier

A retail energy supplier recently won a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract to serve power to the vast majority of Federal departments and agencies in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

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December 5

Pennsylvania Expands Hourly Priced Default Service at PECO

The Pennsylvania PUC has adopted an electric default service plan at PECO for the period June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2017 which will lower the cutoff for hourly priced default service, upon deployment of advanced meters.

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RetailEnergyX: New England Generators Want to Eliminate Scarcity Revenue Clawback in Capacity Market, Have Their Energy Market Participation Fully Subsidized

 

PUC Commish: Utilities Must "Carefully Consider" New Long-Term Contracts for Default Service

Pennsylvania electric distribution companies must "carefully consider" including long-term contracts in their default service plans once legacy long-term contracts expire, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner Gladys Brown said in a statement regarding the PUC's approval of a new default service plan for PECO.

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Pennsylvania Approves PECO's Multiple Bills Per Month Solution to Accelerated Switching, Grants Waivers to Other EDCs

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved PECO's compliance plan to implement accelerated switching, under which electric customers are to be switched to their chosen EGS within three business days, which includes issuing a new bill to the customer when the customer switches in the middle of a billing cycle.

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Bottled Water, Coffee Delivery Business Receives Broker License

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Michigan PSC Expands Retail Supplier, Utility Resource Adequacy Horizon Due To "Expected Shortfall"

The Michigan PSC has directed the state's utilities and retail suppliers to file assessments of their abilities to meet their customers' expected electric requirements for the years 2015 through 2019.

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December 4

Verde Energy Acquires Texas Retail Provider

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Bill Would Eliminate Voice, Electronic Authorization for Contracts, Require Written Signature

 

NRG-Comcast Retail Supplier Ceases Enrolling New Customers

Energy Rewards, the retail supplier NRG Energy uses for its affinity partnership to offer service to Comcast subscribers in western Pennsylvania, has ceased accepting new customers.

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Retail Supplier Launches Energy Efficiency Services Company

The parent of an ESCO has launched a new company to offer energy efficiency and other turnkey energy services

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Retail Supplier Announces Affinity Partnership With AAA Chapter

A retail supplier has announced that it is the new energy partner for AAA Ohio Member Discounts.

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Spokesperson Quoted As Saying "A Lot" of Customers Were "Misled" by Retail Suppliers Last Winter

 

PJM Revises Transition Period in Final Capacity Performance Design To Be Filed With FERC, Will Rely on RMR-Type Contracts in Short-Term

PJM informed stakeholders that its board has authorized the filing of a capacity performance proposal with FERC, though the Board has made several changes to the PJM Staff's proposal, including revisions to the transition period.

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U.S. Dept. of Justice Issues Civil Investigative Demand to PJM

The U.S Department of Justice has issued a Civil Investigative Demand, which is similar to a subpoena, to PJM.

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December 3

Retail Suppliers: 10¢/Therm ConEd Default Service Credit Would Improperly Shift The Market In Favor Of The Incumbent Utility

The Small Customer Marketer Coalition has asked the New York PSC to not permit Consolidate Edison to implement a 10¢/therm credit for default service natural gas customers, as calculated under ConEd's annual reconciliation proceeding, because, "allowing the credit to be implemented would materially and improperly shift the competitive market in favor of the incumbent utility."

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Publishes "Credit Scorecard" of 10 Largest Retail Suppliers

 

Sitting Ducks: Now Class Action Suits Targeting Retail Suppliers Over Alleged Do Not Call Violations

It appears that the polar vortex has made the trial lawyer community aware of the competitive retail energy supplier industry, and the industry now serves as a perpetual target for class action lawsuits, as the latest development is similar suits filed against multiple retail suppliers over alleged Do Not Call violations.

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Retail Supplier Announces Affinity Program With Georgia Tech Alumni Association

A retail provider announced a partnership with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association to offer discounted commodity supply rates to alumni.

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Printer Seeks Retail Supplier License

• Amber Energy Receives New License

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• Texas Sets New Interest Rates for REP Deposits Over-billings
• Source Power & Gas Elected to NEM Executive Committee

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• EnerNOC Acquires Pulse Energy
• Higher Electric Rates Could Jolt General Assembly
• Connecticut Official Urge "Caution" When Shopping for Energy Supplier
• Salem, MA Seeking to Create Municipal Aggregation

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December 2

Supreme Energy Acquires Retail Supplier

Supreme Energy, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: FERC Approves Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

ERCOT CDR Shows Sufficient Reserve Margin Through 2018

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report shows that reserve margins are expected to exceed 15 percent through 2018.

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Maryland Does Not Approve Supplier's Request to Expand Residential Service to New Areas, Invites Supplier to Re-apply in Six Months

• KWH Savings Receives New License
• On Demand Energy Receives New License

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Update: Here Are The Complete National Grid Rhode Island Rates for 2015

Here are the complete National Grid Rhode Island SOS electric rates for the first six months of 2015 for residential and commercial customers, and first three months of 2015 for industrial customers.

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ERCOT Reports 4CP Dates for 2014

ERCOT has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a report on the monthly coincident peak (Four Coincident Peak - 4CP) Loads in the ERCOT system for the months of June, July, August and September 2014

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Pennsylvania Statewide Residential Shopping Grows During November

Pennsylvania saw the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply increase during the month of November, with four of the seven large EDCs seeing an increase in residential shopping.

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• Michigan Utilities Tout Report Stating Choice "Handicaps" New Generation, Raises Reliability Risk
• Panoramic Power, Autodesk to Collaborate on Joint Development of Applications for Real-time Facility

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December 1

Updated Plan To Reimburse Texas Retail Providers for Provision of Smart Thermostats, In-Home Monitors to Low-Income Customers Would Initially Cap Each REP's Participation; Limit Marketing to Existing Customers

An updated proposal under which Texas retail electric providers would be reimbursed for providing low-income customers with programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs) and in-home displays (IHDs) would initially limit how many customers for which each REP would be reimbursed.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Here's What IGS Energy's Mall Location Looks Like, Company Pushing Smart Thermostat

 

Trash Day: FERC Dumps Capacity Order Raising Costs for PJM Load by $2 Billion Annually on Black Friday

FERC on November 28 approved most of PJM's sought revisions to the PJM capacity market variable resource requirement (VRR) curve and related revisions sought under the triennial review process, adopting changes which lead to gold-plating of the reliability target and which load interests have said will cost consumers billions of dollars annually

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Illinois ALJ Questions If Information on Benefits of Full Requirements Default Service Contracts Is Attainable

A proposed order from an Illinois ALJ would reject the use of full requirements contracts as part of the Illinois Power Agency's default service procurements (Docket 14-0588).

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Viridian Energy Expands 3DOM Longer-Term Fixed Contracts to New Service Area

Viridian Energy has begun offering its 3DOM 36-month fixed and hybrid electric plans at ...

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Retail Supplier Agrees to Cease Marketing to Low-Volume Residential Customers, Pay $20,000 Under Settlement With Regulator

A retail supplier has committed to refrain from marketing to new low-volume residential consumers in ...

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PURA Seeking to Improve Rate Board, Take Best Practices From Other States

The Connecticut PURA intends to improve the state's electric supplier rate board, at EnergizeCT.com, with the effort to be informed by "best practices" used in other states.

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• Retail Supplier Affiliate Agrees to $7 Million Fine

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November 26

Another: AG Asks PUC to Mitigate Default Service Rate Hikes, Defer Costs for Future Collection

An Attorney General has asked a PUC to mitigate an electric default service rate hike.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Electric Rate for Cape Light Compact Aggregation to Increase 70%, Exceed Nstar Rate

 

PUC to Examine Relying on Longer-Term Default Service Contacts, Whether Utilities Should Offer "Price Stability"

A PUC has officially noticed a new docket to review the design of the electric utilities' default service procurements.

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ESCO Announces Three-Year Sponsorship Agreement with Brooklyn Nets

An ESCO has announced a new three-year partnership with the Brooklyn Nets.

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FERC Orders Report on Potential Changes to NYISO Zone K Capacity Modeling, Rules

FERC has ordered the New York ISO to conduct a stakeholder process to review whether Zone K should be modeled as an export-constrained zone in its capacity market.

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Oncor to Lower Priority Move-In Fee

Oncor has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to reduce the charge for a Priority Move-In for a Self-Contained Meter, for non-AMS meters or AMS meters without remote connect/disconnection functionality

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• Report: TXU Opposes Affiliate Oncor's Proposal to Ratebase Energy Storage
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• Texas Scammers Threatening Disconnection Have New Trick

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November 25

More Class Action Suits Filed Against Retail Suppliers Solely Over Whether Pricing Was "Market-Based"

At least two more lawsuits seeking class action status have been filed against retail suppliers whose only allegation is that suppliers' rates were not "market-based" as claimed in various supplier materials.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Direct Energy: PJM Capacity Costs May Rise By $14 Billion

 

PSC Issues Show Cause Order to 10 Retail Suppliers

The District of Columbia PSC issued show cause orders to 10 retail electric suppliers after the PSC alleged that the suppliers failed to respond to a prior directive to confirm the data used in their filed fuel mix reports, while directing numerous other suppliers to file reports or bring their filings into compliance

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Ambit Receives License in New State

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Texas PUC to Suggest That Legislature Grant Commission Authority to Issue Advisory Opinions (REP Compliance Questions A Driver)

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will suggest to the legislature that lawmakers grant the Commission explicit authority to issue informal guidance in the form of advisory opinions.

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• Just Energy Closes Sale of Water Heater Business
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November 24

PPL Residential, Small Commercial Price to Compare to Increase on December 1

PPL Electric's Price to Compare for residential and small commercial customers will increase on December 1.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Adopts Corporate Logo Also Used by Utility Affiliate Supplier

 

State Proposes Requiring Retail Suppliers to Obtain New Customer Consent for Any Rate Change

Staff of a PSC have proposed that the Commission adopt regulations that would require a notice of change in a retail supplier's rate prior to the rate being billed to customers and require what Staff terms a "soft verification" that demonstrates the customer's willingness to maintain the revised agreement with new rates and or fees.

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New Jersey to Allow Default Service Supplier to Pass-Through New PJM Capacity Costs to Protect "Integrity" of BGS Auction

The New Jersey BPU will allow Basic Generation Service (BGS) suppliers to pass-through incremental costs associated with PJM's enhanced capacity proposal.

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Ziphany, Glacial Affiliate, Soliciting Bids for Sale

Ziphany, LLC, an affiliate of Glacial Energy included in Glacial's Chapter 11 proceedings, is soliciting bids for its demand response technology platform.

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RetailEnergyX.com: RechargeTexas.com Warns of "Evil" Variable Rate Deals in New Video on Electric Shopping

 

Here's What Supplier Logos on Ohio Utility Bills Will Look Like

Ohio electric utilities have filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio sample bills which incorporate the logo of the customer's retail electric supplier.

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FERC Denies Retail Supplier's Sought Penalty Waivers

FERC has denied a request from ...

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• REC Broker Warns MA Customers About Telephone Energy "Scam" Using Name "MA Energy"
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November 21

Retail Market Veteran Joins Texas REP as VP of Sales

Held positions with Just Energy, Hudson

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RetailEnergyX.com: Direct Energy Parent Seeing Success with New Tariff From Supermarket-Branded Retail Energy Supplier

 

Ohio Grants Retail Supplier Waiver of TPV Requirement for In-Dwelling Tablet Sales

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has granted IGS Energy a waiver of the third party verification requirements contained in Ohio Adm. 4901:1-29-06(D)(6)(b) and 4901:1-21-06(D)(1)(h) for in-dwelling sales conducted in accordance with a tablet-reliant process described by IGS Energy.

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Former Calpine Manager Leading New Broker

Start-up NOVA Ohio LLC, d/b/a NOVA Energy Partners applied for an Ohio electric broker license to serve all customer classes in all service areas.

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PUCO Accepts Results from AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved the results of AEP Ohio’s fourth energy-only auction that will ultimately determine its retail generation service rates through May 2015.

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FERC "Encourage[s]" RTOs to Examine Energy Market Rule Changes (Greater Scarcity Pricing) to Provide Fuel Assurance

Capacity markets, Texas policymakers were told, provide a net benefit to customers because they eliminate unpredictable and volatile instances of excessive scarcity pricing in the energy market that customers cannot stomach, and therefore the billions provided in capacity subsidies result in lower total costs.

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FERC Opens Investigation into PJM Continuing to Pay Deactivated Power Plants for Reactive Power; Refers Behavior to Enforcement

FERC has opened a section 206 investigation into whether PJM's current tariff allows deactivated power plants to continue to receive compensation for reactive power.

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November 20

Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Retail Supplier Over Use of Marketer's Brand

A regulator has issued a cease and desist order to ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Pa. Pol: "Dangerous" for Residential Customers to Have Variable Rate, Will Reintroduce Rate Cap Bill

 

Retail Supplier Affiliate Offering Distributed Generation, Efficiency Services to Pay $2.5 Million Under Agreement with Department of Justice

An affiliate of a retail supplier has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for ...

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Duquesne Light Commercial Price to Compare to Increase December 1

Duquesne Light has posted new Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1, with several commercial PTCs increasing nearly 10%

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National Grid Rhode Island Residential SOS Rate to Increase 50%

National Grid's Rhode Island residential Standard Offer Service rate is to increase about 50% to ...

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Direct Energy Sees 50% Higher C&I Unit Margins, Residential Customer Count Drops

Direct Energy is seeing improved margins in its commercial and industrial supply business, but saw its residential customer count fall during the third quarter, Centrica said in an interim management statement.

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PECO Price to Compare Inches Even Higher on December 1 From New Transmission Charge

PECO has posted updated Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1 due to a revision in the bypassable transmission charge.

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November 19

Parent of Retail Supplier Acquires Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation Firm, Expands to Massachusetts Retail Market

Acquisition expands supplier's ability to offer customers a suite of energy products and services including solar PV

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NRG Names New Managing Director for NRG Retail Northeast

NRG Energy has named ...

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Spark Revises Customer Book Acquisition in Response to Regulator Concerns

Spark Energy will, at this time, acquire a smaller Connecticut customer book from Town Square Energy than originally contemplated, after the Connecticut PURA informed the suppliers that it could not sanction the assignment of certain customers whose contracts PURA interpreted as being expired.

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Maine Standard Offer Rates Double

Standard Offer energy prices for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric will essentially double for the month of December 2014.

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Star Energy Partners Seeks New License

• PointClickSwitch.com Receives License in New State
• MSI Utilities Seeks New Licenses

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November 18

State Proposes Prohibiting Suppliers from Soliciting In Elderly Housing Complexes, Other New Marketing Rules

A state regulator has proposed that electric suppliers be prohibited from conducting door-to-door solicitations in elderly housing complexes under proposed new marketing standards.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Lexington Power & Light Planning on Entering Eight States, Discusses Growth Plans

 

Retail Supplier Names Former Direct Energy VP As New COO

New hire a 15-year vet of retail energy markets

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State Proposes to Prohibit Assignment of Customer Contracts to Another Supplier "Without The Customer's Consent"

A state regulator has proposed prohibiting electric suppliers from assigning a customer's contract to another supplier, "without the customer's consent."

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Update: Complete WMECO Default Service Rates for First Six Months of 2015

Here are the Western Massachusetts Electric Company basic service rates for the first six months of 2015 for residential and small commercial customers, and first three months of 2015 for medium and large customers

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Rushmore Energy Receives Supplier License in New State

• Incite Energy Receives License in New State
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RetailEnergyX.com: NRG Home Solar Begins Offering Loans, Opens Two Residential Solar Offices in California

 

Texas REP Reports Wider Loss

Summer Energy Holdings, the parent of Texas REP Summer Energy, LLC, reported a wider loss for the three months ending September 30, 2014, as the company continues to attempt to obtain economies of scale.

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Texas Schedules Forum on Power to Choose Site

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has scheduled a forum on the Power to Choose website

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November 17

Retail Energy Provider Launches Mobile Phone Service Offerings

A retail energy provider has begun offering mobile phone plans.

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New Retail Provider Launches Service in Texas

A Northeast retail provider has begun offering electricity service in Texas

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WMECO Residential Default Service Rate to Exceed 14¢/kWh

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Crius Energy Reports Reduced Churn, But Customer Base Still Declines By 3%

Crius Energy reported reduced levels of churn in the third quarter of 2014, but the company still saw a 3% decline in its customer base.

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NRG Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Offerings to Chicago

NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings to the Chicago market.

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Shipley Choice Receives Authority to Serve New Territories

• Muirfield Energy Receives New License
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November 14

PUC Rules on Whether It Can Interpret Terms & Conditions of Retail Supplier Contract, Set Rate (FirstEnergy Solutions Polar Vortex Pass-Through)

The Pennsylvania PUC has ruled on whether it can interpret the terms and conditions of a contract between an electric generation supplier (EGS) and a customer to determine whether a breach has occurred, or setting the rates an EGS can charge.

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State Puts Retail Suppliers on Notice Regarding Compliance With New Requirements

The Connecticut PURA has put retail electric suppliers on notice regarding new requirements for rate disclosures.

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PUC Addresses Authority to Enforce General Consumer Protection Laws, Whether EGS Prices Conform to Disclosures

The Pennsylvania PUC has affirmed that it lacks jurisdiction to enforce the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and Telemarketer Registration Act, but that the Commission may determine whether a retail electric supplier's prices conform to its disclosure statement

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Just Energy Sees Return to Mass Market Customer Growth

After two quarters of declining mass market customer count, Just Energy saw net growth in its mass market customer book for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

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New IDT Energy Brand Receives License in New State
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PUC Accepts $59,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

After receiving more information regarding the impact on customers from the alleged violations, the Pennsylvania PUC accepted without modification a settlement between its Staff and ResCom Energy LLC under which ResCom will pay $59,000 to resolve an investigation into alleged slamming, Do Not Call violations, and other marketing violations.

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PUC Affirms Authority to Order Retail Suppliers to Issue Refunds

The Pennsylvania PUC affirmed yesterday its authority to require retail electric suppliers to provide refunds to customers under certain circumstances

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November 13

PURA Says Supplier May Assign Customers to Competitor at "Own Risk"

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Spark Energy Discloses Purchase Price for Two Recent Customer Book Acquisitions, Sees More M&A Opportunities

In announcing quarterly earnings, Spark Energy has disclosed the purchase price for Connecticut books of customers it has agreed to acquire from Discount Power, Inc. and Town Square Energy, LLC.

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NRG Energy Names President and CEO of NRG Home

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Energy Transfer Partners Affiliate Seeks Retail Supplier License in New State

• MSI Utilities Receives New License

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Dominion Retail Reports Lower Customer Count in Remaining Business Lines

Dominion Retail reported a lower average customer count in its natural gas and products & services business lines during the third quarter, versus the average during the second quarter of 2014.

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November 12

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Report: 20% of Municipal Aggregation Deals Have Rates Higher Than Utility

Nearly 20% of municipal aggregation programs in Illinois have rates in excess of the "average" utility supply rate, the Citizens Utility Board said in a report on aggregation.

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Petroleum Marketer to Expand to Natural Gas Marketing, Seeks Retail Supplier License

Ohio-based petroleum marketer expanding to retail natural gas

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Sprague Resources Reports Higher Margins in Natural Gas Retail Supply Business

In announcing earnings this morning, Sprague Resources LP announced "marginally higher" unit margins.

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Retail Supplier Parent Credits "Rapid Recovery" From Polar Vortex in Announcing Dividend

The Board of Directors of Genie Energy Ltd., the parent of IDT Energy, has initiated payment of a quarterly dividend to holders of its Class A and Class B common stock and declared a dividend of $0.06 per share for the third quarter of 2014.

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November 11

United Illuminating Residential Default Service Rate to Exceed 13¢; Last Resort Rate Hits 25¢

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates for the six-month period beginning January 1, 2015, and the new residential Standard Service rate exceeds 15¢/kWh

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RetailEnergyX.com: AARP Blames Retail Suppliers for "Hugging" Default Service Rate (But Opposes Elimination of Default Service)

 

Update: Complete Nstar Default Service Rates for First Six Months of 2015

Here are the Nstar basic service rates for the first six months of 2015 for residential and commercial customers, and first three months of 2015 for industrial customers

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Maryland PSC Rejects Proposed Order Eliminating SOS Adder at BGE; Sends Case Back to ALJ

Similar to action undertaken at Pepco and Delmarva, the Maryland PSC said that Baltimore Gas & Electric SOS rates should continue to include some form of an Administrative Charge, a bypassable adder reflecting certain costs to serve SOS customers not in energy commodity prices, but directed further proceedings to develop the specific level of the charge.

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Texas REP Announces Prepaid Product, Complimentary Electricity

A Texas REP announced that the company is now offering a prepaid electricity plan that offers customers a way to earn complimentary electricity every month.

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Update: Bounce Energy Rebrands Critical Peak Rebate Program, Direct Will Pay $5 for Completing Survey

Direct Energy formally announced its offering of a new critical peak rebate program in Texas, which was first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com last week

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November 10

Nstar Residential Default Service Rate to Increase 60% to 15¢

Nstar said that it has filed new basic service rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the six-month period beginning January 1, 2015, with the new residential basic service rate increasing to nearly 15¢/kWh.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Report Says Retail Supplier Stalked By Controversy Over Sales, Accounting; Supplier Calls Report "Unbalanced And Incomplete"

 

Connecticut Light & Power Residential Default Service Rate to Exceed 12¢; Last Resort Rates Hit 20¢

Connecticut Light & Power has filed to increase its residential Standard Service rate to over 12.6¢/kWh, and to increase Last Resort Service rates to 20¢/kWh.

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Star Energy Partners Seeks License in New State

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Texas Staff Recommend Legislature Explicitly Provide Commission With Authority to Ban Companies, Individuals from Retail Market

In draft legislative recommendations for the 2015 scope of competition report, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the legislature explicitly provide the Commission with authority to ban certain companies or individuals from participation in the retail market.

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Texas Staff File Draft Proposal for Publication Addressing Subsynchronous Oscillation; Would Make Generators Solely Responsible for Their Compliance Costs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a recommended proposal for publication to address Subsynchronous Oscillation (SSO) risk in ERCOT.

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Texas Staff Provide Status Report on Future Ownership of Smart Meter Texas Portal

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a status report regarding future ownership of the advanced metering system portal Smart Meter Texas

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November 7

Massachusetts Won't Defer or Cap National Grid Default Service Rate Increase (16¢ Rate Allowed to Take Effect)

The Massachusetts DPU will not defer or cap National Grid's new basic service rates which took effect November 1, which include a doubling of the residential rate to 16 cents per kWh.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Utility Spokesperson: "People Who Don't Shop Are Probably Paying Too Much For Their Electricity"

 

State to Open Investigation on "Improving Access" to Retail Electric Market

A state regulator said that it, "plans to open an investigation in the near future into improving access to the competitive supply market, particularly for residential and small C&I customers."

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Direct Energy Introduces Critical Peak Rebate Program

Direct Energy has formally introduced a critical peak rebate program called Reduce Your Use Rewards

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Broker Names Former Cable Executive, CMO As CEO

Former Time Warner Cable CMO

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Retail Supplier Parent Names VP to Lead Expansion of Home Services Unit

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State Revives Retail Supplier Working Group, Sets Meeting on Rate Board

The Connecticut PURA has revived the retail electric supplier working group to address issues relating to the evolving Connecticut competitive electric market

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Retail Suppliers Seek Workgroup On Proposed Changes to Customer Protection Regulations (Changes Would Require Signed Contract For All But Internet Sales)

The Retail Energy Supply Association requested that the District of Columbia PSC establish a working group of interested stakeholders to hold a series of meetings to discuss modifications to the customer protection rules proposed by the PSC.

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November 6

Connecticut Adopts New Customer Notice Requirements, Forms for Suppliers, Says Generic T&Cs Not Compliant

The Connecticut PURA has adopted forms and associated requirements to be used for several statutorily required notices to be sent by retail electric suppliers, adopted new product definitions, and clarified several rules, including a finding that sending generic terms and conditions do not meet certain statutory mandates.

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Wholesale Power Marketer Renewable Power Direct Expanding to Retail Market

Renewable Power Direct, a wholesale power marketer which heretofore has concentrated on providing wholesale renewable power to customers via the customer's existing load serving entity (essentially as a matchmaker), is expanding its service to include serving customers at retail in states with electric choice.

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IDT Energy Customer Count Stabilizes As Churn Returns to Normal Levels; Will Roll Out New Green Brand

The retail customer base of Genie Energy, parent of IDT Energy and new brand Residents Energy, essentially stabilized during the third quarter, as churn returned to normalized levels after the polar vortex.

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NRG Reports Higher Retail Margins, But Challenging C&I Space Prompts "Repositioning"

NRG Energy saw higher margins in its retail business which led to improved adjusted EBITDA, but margins for non-residential customers remain challenging.

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Another Utility to Self-Manage Default Service Load

United Illuminating will self-manage 100% of Last Resort Service load for the first quarter of 2015, it disclosed in a report on its recent procurement.

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PSC Dismisses Nearly All Complaints Against Retail Supplier in Show Cause Proceeding

The Maryland PSC says that responses from U.S. Gas & Electric and affiliate Energy Service Providers, Inc. to show cause orders issued by the PSC show that the complaints levied against USG&E in the show cause orders should be dismissed — with one exception

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Final PURA Decision Drops Declaration That Authority Will Investigate Two Suppliers

A final Connecticut PURA decision concerning retail supplier customer notice requirements (click here for related story today) does not state any intent by PURA to investigate two suppliers' compliance with the rule governing the use of third-party agents.

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State Gives Default Service Customers Choice of Time of Use Options; Default Rate for Non-Shopping Customers Will Be TOU With Critical Peak Pricing, Once AMI Deployed

The Massachusetts DPU has issued a final order establishing a policy framework for time-varying basic service electric rates, which will provide non-shopping customers two pricing options.

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Texas REP to Change Legal Name
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November 5

NRG Energy: 20% of Texas Customers Buy More Than One Product from NRG

At the end of the third quarter, 20% of NRG Energy's Texas customers were buying more than one product from NRG, COO Mauricio Gutierrez said during an earnings call this morning.

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TXU Parent Reports Less Than 1% Decline in Residential Customer Count

Energy Future Holdings reported in a 10-Q that its competitive retail businesses recorded a net loss of residential customers from June 30, 2014 to September 30, 2014, but the loss was less than 1% of its customer base.

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World Energy Solutions Acquired By Energy Intelligence Software Provider

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FES: Pennsylvania Default Service Auction Sees Higher Risk Premium, Driven by PJM Volatility, Uncertainty

Results from recent default service auctions in Pennsylvania and Ohio appear to reflect an increased risk premium, which FirstEnergy Solutions believes is, "associated with volatility and uncertainty in PJM," Leila Vespoli, FirstEnergy Corp.'s Executive Vice President, Markets, said during an earnings call.

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Direct Energy Introduces Rewards Program

Direct Energy has announced a new rewards program for Texas customers which will provide various rewards for each time the customer makes 6 consecutive on-time bill payments

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Connecticut to Open Review of Code of Conduct for Utilities, Affiliates

The Connecticut PURA has assigned a docket to review the current code of conduct regulations for electric and natural gas utilities.

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Texas Generator to Pay $37,000 Under Settlement with PUCT Staff

Power Resources, Ltd. would pay $37,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve allegations that Power Resources violated PURA § 39.151(d), and P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.503(f)(2), concerning failure to adhere to Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Operating Guide §§ 2.2.5(2), related to automatic voltage regulators, and 2.6.2(1), related to generators.

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November 4

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Baltimore Gas & Electric Posts New Weighted Average SOS Rate, Summer 2015 Residential Rate to Increase

Baltimore Gas & Electric has posted on its website a new weighted average SOS rate for the period Oct. 1, 2014 through Sep. 30, 2015, which includes the summer SOS rate for 2015.

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Parent of Competitive Supplier Announces Elimination of 450 Positions, Primarily in Competitive Businesses

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New Texas Retail Provider Receives REP Certificate

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Santanna Energy Services Launches Service in More New Territories

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Pennsylvania Sees Statewide Residential Shopping Decline During October

Pennsylvania saw the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply decrease during the month of October, with five of the seven large EDCs seeing a decline in residential shopping.

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November 3

Spark Energy to Acquire Another Book of Customers

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Pa. ALJ Cites "Polar Vortex" in Recommending Laddered Contracts for Non-Residential Default Service

Duquesne Light should maintain the use of laddered 12-month contracts to serve small C&I customers due to the potential for market shock such as the "Polar Vortex", a Pennsylvania ALJ said in a recommended decision on Duquesne Light's default service plan for the period beginning June 1, 2015.

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Texas REP Offering 100% Green Free Saturdays Product

A Texas REP has begun offering a 100% wind product that provides an energy charge of 0¢/kWh on Saturdays

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AEP Energy Seeks to Serve Natural Gas Customers Outside of Ohio

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ERCOT Expects Sufficient Electricity For Upcoming Winter, Spring

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) expects the region will have sufficient electric supplies this winter, based on a broad range of planning scenarios in the Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) released Friday.

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After Seven Years, FERC Eliminates "Windfall" Adder Payments to Mitigated Units (Adder Reflects Costs Already Paid in Capacity Market)

FERC approved without modification a series of tariff revisions filed by PJM to revise PJM's rules related to offer price adders ("FMU adders") for generation units that are frequently offer capped, referred to as Frequently Mitigated Units.

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FERC to Hold Technical Conference on FTR Rules Applying to Up-to Congestion Transactions and INCs/DECs

FERC announced that on January 7, 2015 it will convene a technical conference concerning the justness and reasonableness of PJM's existing tariff provisions related to the Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) forfeiture rule and uplift allocations as applied to Up-to Congestion (UTC) transactions and virtual (INC/DEC) transactions.

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