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June 5, 2020

International Commodities Trader Registers As ERCOT Power Marketer; Hires Market Vet

An international physical commodities trader has registered as an ERCOT wholesale power marketer

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People's Counsel Seeks Order Directing Retail Supplier To Cease Telephonic Solicitations

Show Cause Complaint Prompted By Alleged Telemarketing Call From Supplier To Deputy People's Counsel Containing Alleged Violations

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Vistra Energy Reports Total RCE Count, In Sustainability Report

Vistra Energy included in a newly published annual sustainability report its residential customer equivalent (RCE) count as of December 2019.

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ERCOT Reports Software Error Had Resulted In Erroneous Calculation Of Total Potential Exposure (Collateral Metric) For Market Participants

ERCOT stated in a market notice that it has identified a software error in its Credit Monitoring and Management (CMM) system that impacted the Total Potential Exposure (TPE) calculation for market participants, with the error occurring with the implementation of Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 347, Single Daily Settlement Invoice and Updates to Credit Calculations, including addition of a Minimum Collateral Exposure Component, on November 9, 2012.

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RetailEnergyX: NH PUC Opens Investigation Of COVID Customer Impacts For Entities With "Rates Regulated By The Commission"
--- Will Aid Governor Review Of Policies For When Prohibition On Service Termination Ends (Retail Suppliers Are Included In Prohibition On Service Termination)

 

June 4, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC Allows Retail Suppliers To Resume In-Person Marketing At Retail Establishments (In-Store Marketing), Subject To Conditions

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order modifying a prior prohibition on in-person marketing to allow retail electric and natural gas suppliers, and similar entities, to resume in-person marketing at retail businesses open as a result of the Governor’s directives regarding the yellow and green phases, subject to certain conditions

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Majority Shareholder Withdraws Proposal To Acquire Parent Of Retail Supplier

The majority holder of a parent of a retail supplier has ...

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AG Seeks Investigation Of Future Of Gas Utilities, Supply In Retail Choice State; Specifically Implicates "Diversification", "Expansion" Of Gas Utilities' Business Operations To Meet GHG Goals

Utility's Use Of Green Natural Gas For Default Service Customers Under Consideration

An Attorney General petitioned a state retail energy regulator to initiate an investigation to assess the future of local gas distribution company ('LDC') operations and planning in light of a legally binding statewide limit of net-zero greenhouse gas

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Cleveland Indians Select Retail Supplier, Includes Sponsorship

The Cleveland Indians announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts Informational Tools On Demand Response, Distributed Generation In ERCOT Region

 

June 3, 2020

Updated With Written Order:
PUC Allows In-Store Marketing By Retail Suppliers To Resume, As Well As Certain By-Appointment In-Person Marketing

A PUC voted at its meeting today to allow retail electric and natural gas suppliers to resume ...

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Marathon Energy Acquiring Multi-State Book Of Customers

Marathon Energy is acquiring a book of customers in ...

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June 2, 2020

Utility's Proposed Tariff Language Would Allow It To Suspend Utility Consolidated Billing If Supplier "Not Following" State's Administrative Code Rules

As part of a recently filed electric rate case, an EDC has proposed tariff language that would allow

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Final Sale Price Disclosed For Sale Of CenterPoint Energy Services, As Acquisition By ECP Closed

ECP Rebrands CenterPoint Energy Services As Symmetry Energy Solutions

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Energy Capital Partners, LLC, announced that they have closed on the sale of CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES) to an affiliate of ECP.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To $100,000 Forfeiture Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement under which ...

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RetailEnergyX: Lubbock Power & Light Spox Still Says Muni Will Implement Retail Electric Choice "As Soon As Practicable"

 

Affiliate Of Texas Retail Provider Enters 20-Year PPA With Steelmaker For 80 MW Behind-The-Meter Solar Facility

An affiliate of a Texas REP has entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to develop ...

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Resource:

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RetailEnergyX: Blockchain Company Launches Energy Spinoff

 

From 5/1: National Fuel Resources Dropping New York Residential Customers To Default Service, Exiting Market

National Fuel Resources, Inc. informed the New York PSC that it will be returning its residential natural gas customers in New York State to default service

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Seeks FERC Relief From Trader's Claim That Entering Bilateral FTR Data Into PJM Creates Contract Separate From Parties' Bilateral Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor Seeks Limited Code of Conduct Waivers at Texas PUC

 

June 1, 2020

State Opens Docket To Consider Study Of Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Sought By Clean Energy Group

A state regulator has assigned a docket for a study of Community Choice Aggregation

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Freedom Energy Logistics Names Energy Market Vet As Director of Strategic Initiatives

Freedom Energy Logistics named ...

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Environmental Group Files Complaint Against Retail Supplier

Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) has filed a formal complaint against ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York DPS Staff Proposes Customer Data Access Framework, Consent, Qualifications (Cyber-risk)

 

Update: Details Of Retail Supplier's Proposed New In-Person Contactless Enrollment Process Revealed

A public version of a proposed new contactless enrollment process for in-person sales conducted at retail establishments (in-store sales), proposed by the NRG Energy retail suppliers in Ohio, has been filed, per prior direction of an attorney examiner

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT IMM Files State Of The Market Report; Net Revenues Exceeded CONE For CT, CC In All Zones

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Ohio Residential Default Service Prices Fall; Reminder Of New IL Prices

 

May 29, 2020

New York DPS Staff Proposes Baseline Amount For New ESCO Financial Assurance Requirement; Amount Would Grow With ESCO Revenues

Staff Says An Additional (Higher) Financial Requirement For Door-to-Door Marketing Is, "Appropriate"

Staff Recommends Forms of Acceptable Financial Instruments

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have issued a whitepaper with recommendations concerning new ESCO financial assurance requirements

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NRG Acquires Second Book Of Texas Electric Customers

NRG Energy is acquiring a customer book from a second Texas retail electric provider

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NRG Acquires Retail Customer Book

NRG has acquired a book of Texas retail electric customers from ...

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Regulator Imposes $1 Million Fine On Retail Electric Supplier

Regulator Says Supplier's Actions Harmed Retail Market, Competitors

A regulator imposed a penalty of $1 million on ...

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May 28, 2020

Updated: ConEd Deferring "Significant Portion" Of Higher Generation Capacity Supply Costs For Default Service Customers

Con Edison noted in a filing with the New York PSC that it has deferred, for New York City residential customers, "a significant portion of higher generation capacity supply costs expected this year."

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Texas Retail Provider, "Freezes Summer Energy Rate and Lowers Price"

REP Says It Is, "First Energy Provider In Texas To Offer A Variable Rate With Price Protection During The Summer"

A new entrant into the Texas retail electric market announced that it is freezing its energy rate under its variable rate plan (its only residential offering) for the summer, offering a variable rate with a "price lock."

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Energy Harbor (Former FES) Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

A PSC granted Energy Harbor LLC (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) a natural gas supplier license

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Ohio Notes Lower Electric Default Service Rates Effective June 1

 

New Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rates Approved At Two Utilities

A PSC approved new purchase of receivables discount rates at ...

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AEP Texas Files Settlement To Set New DCRF Rates Applicable To REPs (Increase From Current $0)

AEP Texas, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Alliance for Retail Markets (ARM), Cities Served by AEP Texas (Cities), and Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) have filed a stipulation under which new amounts for AEP Texas' distribution cost recovery factor (Rider DCRF) would be set

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy Still Looking At Shortfall, Rate Hike Possible

 

May 27, 2020

PUC Staff Comments On Retail Suppliers' Request To Lift Prohibition On In-Person Marketing

PUC Staff have filed comments concerning a petition from several retail energy suppliers and brokers, who have asked that the PUC modify its prior order suspending in-person sales, and who have sought authorization for door-to-door marketing with social distancing, along with other in-person marketing mechanisms

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Regulator Proposes New, Separate "RPS" Bond Requirement For Retail Suppliers, In Lieu Of More Frequent RPS Compliance Showings

A regulator has issued a proposal that would impose a new, separate bond requirement on retail electric suppliers, to address RPS obligations, in lieu of proposals for more frequent RPS compliance showings

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PUC Dismisses Petition From Retail Suppliers For Rehearing Of Order Which Prohibits Supplier From Ceasing Service (Drop To SOS) To Non-Paying Customers

A PUC, on procedural ground, dismissed a petition for rehearing, filed by the Retail Energy Supply Association, of the PUC's prior order which applied, to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, an earlier order which prohibits providers of electric and gas service from disconnecting or, as relevant here, discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the Governor's state of emergency declared based on the novel coronavirus.

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RetailEnergyX: Multi-City New York Municipal Aggregation Including Albany & Capital Region Delayed

 

PUC "Not Convinced" At This Time Supplier Consolidated Billing Will Benefit Customers, Directs Inclusion In New Grid Modernization Workgroup

A PUC issued an order in its investigation into grid modernization which, among other things, addressed supplier consolidated billing

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Developer Of ERCOT Solar Project Exploring PPA Options, Retain Advisor

Misae Solar is exploring PPA options for Misae Solar Park II, a 517 MWac/692 MWdc solar project and described as, "one of the largest solar investment opportunities in ERCOT and in the US."

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Customers On Retail Supply Paid $1.3 Million For Than Default Service In February

 

 

Pa. Utility Files Default Service Plan Which Includes Block Energy Purchases

--- Proposes Increase In Cost Of Standard Offer Program

An EDC has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP IV) for the period June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2025.

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More New York ESCOs Seek Waivers To Provide Green Gas Products

Several ESCOs applied at the New York PSC for a waiver and/or declaratory ruling to permit the companies to offer certain green gas products as Energy-Related Value Added products to mass-market natural gas customers

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Enters Exclusive Collaboration Agreement With Data Center Provider To Offer Energy Solutions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Reminds Customers Of June 1 Default Service Rate Changes; Announces PAPowerSwitch Upgrades

 

May 26, 2020

Final Order Requires Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of Telemarketing Calls; Use Standard Intro Script

Regulator To Examine New Requirement For Default Service Rate To Be Listed On Retail Supplier Contract Summary Form

May Link Potential Requirement For Recording Entirety Of Door-to-Door Marketing To Supplier's Election To Use "Enhanced" TPV (Interactive Discussion)

Regulator Still Investigating Potential Limit On Service To Low-Income Customers, Auto-Renewal Limits

A state regulator issued an order on retail energy marketing rules

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Consultant Seeks New York PSC Ruling That ESCO Pass-Through Of ZEC Costs To Customers Are Void, Unless Disclosure Statement Noted Potential For Change-in-Law Rate Changes

Consultant Says Sales Agreement Clauses Cannot Contradict Customer Disclosure Statement's "Plain Language", Per UBP

A consultant submitted a petition for a declaratory ruling to the New York PSC seeking affirmation the ESCOs may not pass-through ZEC costs to customers on fixed rate contracts unless, among other things, the customer disclosure statement indicated the potential of an exercise of a change-in-law clause that would result in a revised rate

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PSC Staff Proposes Delayed Start Date For Supplier Consolidated Billing

Seeks Extension For Filing Proposed Supplier Consolidated Billing Regulations

Staff of a PSC sought a delay in Supplier Consolidated Billing

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RetailEnergyX: Company Brings "Bitcoin Batteries" Demand Response/Storage To ERCOT Market

 

 

Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver of RPS Compliance Fee Due To "Extreme Economic Hardship"

A retail submitted a petition for a waiver of the RPS compliance fee due to, "extreme economic hardship."

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NRG Retail Suppliers Seek New York Waiver To Offer Carbon Offset Natural Gas Product

Also Seek Approval To Offer Pending Green Gas Programs Proposed By Direct Energy

The NRG Retail Companies requested that the New York Public Service Commission ('Commission') waive the provisions of the December 2019 retail market reset order in order for Green Mountain, and other NRG suppliers, to offer Green Mountain's existing natural gas carbon offset plan, as well as the green gas programs proposed by Direct Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Texas QSE To Pay $45,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

 

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Appeals ERCOT ADR Determination To Texas PUC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Provides $100,000 To Baylor Scott & White Health To Support Remote Monitoring of COVID-Positive Patients

 

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Utilities File Contracts For 804 MW Of Offshore Wind

 

May 22, 2020

FERC Adopts Changes To PJM Reserves Market That Could Lead To Prices As High As $10,000/MWh

Addresses Effective Date For Market Changes

FERC has adopted changes to PJM's reserves market proposed by PJM that could see reserves prices reach $10,000 per MWh.

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Energy Marketing Veteran Named Director Of Sales At Retail Supplier

A retail energy market vet has been named ...

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New POR Discount Rates Approved At Three Utilities

Residential POR Discount Declines From 3% To Less Than 1% At One Utility

New purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates have been approved at ...

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Utility Files Draft RFP To Solicit Long-Term Contracts For Portion Of SOS Load

An EDC has filed a draft RFP to solicit long-term contracts for a part of SOS load

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More ESCOs Seek New York Waiver Authorizing Green Natural Gas Products

Several additional ESCOs have petitioned the New York PSC for waivers, or in the alternative declaratory orders, allowing such ESCOs to offer green gas natural gas products notwithstanding the product prohibitions contained in the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order

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IGS Energy Commits To Funding Portion Of Texas Low-Income Customer List For New Fiscal Year

Pursuant to Senate Bill 1976, Accent Energy Texas LP, d/b/a IGS Energy, submitted at the Texas PUC a formal request for production and receipt of a list of its low income electric customers for the State fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2020.

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May 21, 2020

Con Edison Has Taken Steps To "Defer" Some Electric Supply Costs

In a news release discussing steps it has taken to prepare for the upcoming summer, Con Edison stated that it has taken steps to defer certain electric supply costs during the coronavirus crisis

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NRG Seeks To "Eliminate" New Jersey Basic Generation Service, Auction Customers To Retail Suppliers

In a New Jersey BPU proceeding addressing resource adequacy and potential changes to the default Basic Generation Service (BGS), NRG Energy proposed, "a reform plan for BGS, where a transition to a fully competitive retail market occurs, accompanied by higher customer-protection and clean-energy standards than presently exist."

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Update: ComEd Files Final June 1 Price To Compare, 10% Lower For Residential Customers

Commonwealth Edison has filed updated new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning June 1, 2020, as well as new bypassable transmission charges (PJM Services Charges, PSC)

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RetailEnergyX: LIPA Adopts Tariff Allowing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

 

Summer Energy Reports Lower Q1 Gross Margin On Milder Weather, Balancing Costs

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. reported results for the quarter ending March 31, 2020

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Retail Suppliers Oppose New Jersey Fixed Resource Requirement

Exelon, PSEG Propose FRR, Allocation Of Capacity Costs To Retail Suppliers

Clean Energy Group Urge Consideration Of Long-Term Contracts For BGS

Various retail suppliers filed comments with the New Jersey BPU opposing, or otherwise expressing concerns with, a Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR), while PSEG and Exelon Generation Company, LLC proposed an "Integrated FRR Procurement" to address resource adequacy and clean energy goals in light of the PJM MOPR

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Ameren Files New Bypassable Transmission Rates, Supply Cost Adjustment

Ameren has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission updated amounts for the Bypassable Transmission Service Charge and new amounts for the Supply Cost Adjustment-EUA

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces New Utility-Scale Solar Projects In Ohio, Virginia

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Reminds Customers Of Power To Choose, Gives Tips On Using Site

 

May 20, 2020

Retail Supplier Receives Agent/Aggregator License

A retail supplier has received ...

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PUC Denies Consumer Counsel's Request To Warn Customers Of Potential Higher Costs From Retail Suppliers, Cease Provision Of Customer Lists, In Light Of Pandemic

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied a request from the Ohio Consumers' Counsel to ...

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Report Prepared For New York DPS Offers Novel Co‐optimized Capacity & Clean Energy Procurement Obligation On ESCOs, LSEs To Address Buyer-Side Mitigation

Report Says Existing ICAP Buyer-Side Mitigation Rules To Cost Nearly $1 Billion Per Year, Double Under Expansion

Reports from The Brattle Group addressing quantitative and qualitative analyses of resource adequacy, structures prepared for the New York Department of Public Service and NYSERDA, include a novel Co‐optimized Capacity & Clean Energy Procurement mechanism for LSEs such as ESCOs to meet various capacity and clean energy requirements.

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PUC Adopts Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $30,000 Forfeiture

Settlement Resolves Alleged Pattern Of Deceptive Behavior From Agents Representing The Supplier

A PUC has approved ...

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Electricity Veteran Shannon McClendon Elected To ERCOT TAC In Independent REP Segment

Electricity veteran and attorney Shannon McClendon was elected as a member to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

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ERCOT Launches COVID-19 Load Forecasting Page

At the request of stakeholders, ERCOT has developed a Long-Term Load Forecast for the COVID-19 Scenario page on the ERCOT website.

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PUCO Staff Recommend That If Utility's Sought Battery Storage Is Allowed To Participate In Wholesale Market, Participation Be Initially Limited To Regulation Service

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have filed comments on a battery storage project proposed by Duke Energy Ohio, and said that ...

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May 19, 2020

PUC Attorney Examiner Rules Retail Supplier's New Contactless Enrollment Process Not Entitled To Confidential Status, Directs Release

A PUC attorney examiner has denied confidential treatment for details of the specific contactless enrollment process proposed by ...

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Nstar East Default Service Rates To Fall Over 20% For Residential, Small Commercial Customers

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for its Eastern Massachusetts service territory for the period beginning July 1, 2020.

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Texas Retail Provider Withdraws Voluntary POLR Status

A Texas REP has filed to cease serving as a volunteer POLR

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Announces Management Changes With Responsibility For Innovation, Products, Marketing

 

Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium Selects Retail Electric Supplier

The Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC) has entered into a new 12-month agreement with ...

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Integrated Retail Supplier-Generator Receives Investment Grade Rating from Standard and Poor's

A gentailer announced that the company has received an investment grade rating of ...

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resource:

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Staff Recommend Approval Of Retail Provider's Supplier Consolidated Billing Format

 

NRG Retail Suppliers Commit To Funding Portion Of Texas Low-Income Customer List For New Fiscal Year

The NRG Energy retail suppliers submitted to the Texas PUC a request for lists of their low-income electric customers

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New York DPS Staff Recommended LIPA Board Approve Tariff To Allow Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have recommended that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees adopt a LIPA tariff proposal to enable the development of opt-out municipal aggregation (community choice aggregation) on Long Island

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier To Expand Battery Energy Storage

 

Retail Supplier Selected As Exclusive Subscription Manager For Another Community Solar Project

A retail supplier announced that it will serve as the official subscription manager for ...

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Texas Begins Posting Rate Rider Matrix For REPs, New SAC04 Codes

 

May 18, 2020

International, White Label Energy Shopping Concierge Service Seeks Texas Electric Broker License

A white-label broker active in overseas markets applied for a Texas license

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Start-up Texas Broker Matching Customers To Rate Plan Via Smart Meter Data Seeks License

A start-up applied for a Texas electric broker license

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Broker Led By Retail Energy Vet Seeks License

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RetailEnergyX: Group Says Texas High Speed Rail Will Result In Rolling Blackouts Absent New Dedicated Generation, Transmission; Files Complaint At Texas PUC

 

PECO Files New Amounts For Bypassable Transmission Rate

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new amounts for its bypassable transmission rate, a component of the electricity Price to Compare, to be effective June 1, 2020

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Texas Retail Supplier, Previously Subject To Default, Completes Payments To Three TDUs, Engaged In Further Discussions On Market Re-entry

A Texas REP provided a status update concerning a prior default under the TDU tariffs

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Oncor, CenterPoint-TDU Provide Update On COVID Electricity Relief Program Customer Enrollment

Several Texas TDUs have filed updates to information reported to the Texas PUC concerning customer enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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Duquesne Light Files New Amounts For Bypassable Transmission Rate

Duquesne Light has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC updated and final amounts for its bypassable Transmission Service Charge (TSC), to be effective June 1, 2020

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New York DPS Staff Sets Technical Conference On Resource Adequacy Study

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service (DPS Staff) will convene a Technical Conference on May 29, 2020 to review the results of analyses prepared by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Donating To COVID Relief For New Enrollments

 

May 15, 2020

CenterPoint Energy myTrueCost Texas Electric Shopping Portal To Be Discontinued

CenterPoint Energy's myTrueCost Texas electricity shopping portal will be discontinued

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Retail Suppliers, Brokers Petition PUC To Allow Door-to-Door Sales With Social Distancing, Other In-Person Sales, In Seeking Modification To Prior Suspension Order

Retail suppliers and brokers petitioned a PUC to modify its prior order suspending in-person sales, and sought authorization for door-to-door marketing with social distancing, along with other in-person marketing mechanisms

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PUC Seeks Comment On Gentailer's Proposal To Adopt Long-Term Capacity-Only Product For Default Service Load

An attorney examiner with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has invited reply comments concerning proposed changes to Ohio default service procurements due to the lack of a PJM capacity price beyond May 31, 2022, including a proposal from Energy Harbor LLC (the former FirstEnergy Solutions) to adopt a capacity-only long-term hedge product for Standard Service Offer load

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New York PSC Grants Waiver From Code of Conduct To Allow Utility To Co-Market, With Utility Name And Logo, Weatherization Service From Third Party Brand

The New York PSC granted a waiver to several utilities to allow the utilities to enter into an arrangement with a third-party provider of weatherization and home energy efficiency services that would include use of the utilities' names and/or service marks by such third party, alongside the third party's own logo, in the marketing and offering of such services.

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Trying To Cobble Together Exemption For SOS Contracts From MOPR, After FERC Directive That Default Service Payments Are Subsidies To Capacity

 

Great American Gas & Electric Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Great American Gas & Electric LLC (GAGE) applied for a ...

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Texas PUC Adopts Changes To General Customer Protection Rules To Reflect Oversight Of Brokers

New Texas Broker Registration Form Approved

The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted in Project 50406 final rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market

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Texas PUC Adopts Final Order Repealing Rule Governing GLO Retail Power Program, Due To Statutory Changes

The Texas PUC issued a final order to repeal 16 TAC §25.227

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May 14, 2020

Operator Of Texas Retail Electric Provider Announces Growth Investment From PE Firm

The operator of a retail electric provider announced ...

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House Democrats' Stimulus Bill Would Nationally Prohibit Electricity Disconnections and Terminations of Service for Non-Payment

Texas PUC To Send Letter To Federal Lawmakers Explaining Concerns With Proposal, Impact On ERCOT Market

U.S. House Democrats have included in their proposed new federal stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, a national prohibition on the disconnection or termination of electricity service for non-payment

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Consumer Counsel Says COVID Emergency Should Prompt PUC To Educate Customers About "Bitter Reality" That Few Retail Supplier Offers Are Cheaper Than Default Service

Urges PUC To Tell Customers On Shopping Website That They May Pay Significantly More By Shopping For Retail Supplier

Also Asks That Utility Be Ordered To Cease Providing Customer Lists To Retail Suppliers During Pandemic

Given the economic pressures on customers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel said that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio should incorporate in its choice education materials the "bitter reality" that a "dwindling" number of offers from competitive retail suppliers are priced lower than the Standard Choice Offer

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Rebilling LSEs (Retail Suppliers) To Reflect Reduced CTR Credit Rate

 

 

Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Certain Low-Income Load Disclosed, Bids Posted

A PUC has disclosed the winning retail suppliers selected to serve ...

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Illinois Opens New Rulemaking On Retail Electric, Gas Supplier Marketing

The Illinois Commerce Commission has opened Docket 20-0457 to address Amendment of 83 Ill. Adm. Code 412, relating to obligations of alternative retail electric suppliers, and various marketing rules

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Appears To Grant Relief Allowing Utility To Co-Market With Third Party For Non-Utility Service

 

Texas PUC Does Not Extend Late Payment Fee Rule Exception

The Public Utility Commission of Texas at today's meeting decided to not extend the previously adopted exception which applied to the rule that, absent the exception, normally allows REPs to charge late fees to residential customers

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Texas PUC Denies Texas Legal Services Center Petition For Disconnection Moratorium

The Public Utility Commission of Texas denied a petition from Texas Legal Services Center and several other similar groups, which had sought, among other things, to apply a moratorium on utility shutoffs to residential utility services statewide during and for 30 days after the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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Another ESCO Seeks New York Order Authorizing Green Natural Gas Products

An ESCO sought a declaratory ruling from the New York PSC concerning green gas plans

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May 13, 2020

ERCOT Summer 2020 Reserve Margin Higher On Revised, COVID-Impacted Load Forecast, ERCOT Says Energy Alerts Still Possible

2021 Reserve Margin Forecast Above 17%

ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June – September), a preliminary assessment for fall and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report.

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Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment, Says COVID Has Not Had Material Adverse Impact On Operations, Financial Condition

Calpine reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 (Q1 2020)

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Zon Energy Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate
• Cable Group Receives Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate

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May 12, 2020

Environmental Defense Fund Report Says Texas PUC Should "Maintain Or Strengthen" Creditworthiness Requirements For Retail Electric Providers

A report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund concerning resource adequacy and demand-side resources in the ERCOT market says that the Texas PUC should ...

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Subsidiary Of Japanese Conglomerate Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates To Fall 23-27% At Massachusetts Utility

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2020

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Mega Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Commences Tender Offer to Purchase up to 1,000,000 Shares of its Series A Preferred Stock

 

ERCOT Reports Software Error That Had Impacted Amount For Real-Time On-Line Reserve Price Adder

ERCOT said in a market notice that it has identified a software error with the implementation of Other Binding Document Revision Request (OBDRR) 002, ORDC OBD Revisions for PUCT Project 47199, that impacted the level of the Real-Time On-Line Reserve Price Adder (RTORPA)

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Texas TDUs Provide Update On COVID Electricity Relief Program Customer Enrollment

Several Texas TDUs have filed updates to information reported to the Texas PUC concerning customer enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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NV Energy Proposes "Price Stability" Tariff To "Mitigate" Risk of Customers Leaving For Alternative Supply

NV Energy has proposed a "Customer Price Stability Tariff" which the company said will, "significantly mitigate," the likelihood that large customers will choose an alternative supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DPU Opens Inquiry On COVID Customer Rate Assistance & Ratemaking
--- New York City Rate Relief Petition

 

May 11, 2020

Multi-State Retail Supplier Dropping Customers To Default Service, Ceasing Supply Service

A retail energy supplier is dropping customers to default service

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Retail Energy Vet Leading Start-up Retail Supplier

A retail energy vet is leading a new retail energy supplier

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New ESCO Seeks To Enter New York Retail Market

A new ESCO is seeking to enter the New York retail energy market

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ERCOT Proposes Changes To Qualifications And Ongoing Requirements For Current, New QSEs To Mitigate Market Exposure

Cites Experience In New York ISO Where New ESCO Allegedly Affiliated With Defaulting Supplier Sought To Register At NYISO; Also Cites Greehat

ERCOT is proposing changes to the qualifications and requirements, including financial and credit standards, for Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and/or Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) Account Holders (CRRAHs) -- i.e., ERCOT Counter-Parties (CPs) -- seeking to enter the ERCOT market as well as new obligations for CPs to continue eligibility in the market.

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Lotus And Centrica (Direct Energy Parent) Agree On Partnership To Redesign Electric Vehicle Ownership

--- Integrating Connected Vehicles, Connected Homes, And Connected Customers

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas (as well as Direct Energy), and British motor manufacturer Lotus said that they are, "working together to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy."

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RetailEnergyX: New Australian Guidelines Set Forth How Retail Suppliers Shall Adjust Prices Under New Mandate To Reflect "Sustained And Substantial" Cost Reductions

 

 

Retail Supplier To Use New CleanSky Energy Trade Name In Multiple Markets

A retail supplier will use the name CleanSky Energy in more markets in addition to Texas

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FERC Denies Rehearing Of Order That Allocates Must-Offer Generation Costs To Retail Suppliers, Rather Than Single LSE

FERC has denied rehearing requests from retail electric suppliers concerning FERC's August 2019 order that revised 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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May 8, 2020

Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver Of In-Person Sales Suspension For In-Store Sales

Supplier Will Use 'Contactless' Enrollment Process

A retail supplier had petitioned a PUC to waive an in-person marketing suspension to allow for in-store sales

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Retail Supplier Files Complaint Against PUC At State Supreme Court, Alleges PUC Exceeding Authority And Lacks Jurisdiction To Regulate Retail Supplier Rates

Consumer Counsel Seeks Sanctions Against Retail Supplier

A retail supplier has filed a complaint against a PUC at a state supreme court

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Exelon Reports COVID-Related Declines In Gross Margin In Constellation Business

Remains Committed To C&I Strategy For Constellation

Continues To Look For Attractive Retail Books Which May Come To Market

During an earnings call, Exelon detailed the impact from COVID-19 on gross margin and load at its Constellation business

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NRG Energy Reports Decline In Retail Mass Market Customer Count, Including In Texas

Retail Revenue, Volume Data Disclosed

NRG reported in a 10-Q its mass market customer count, which is lower than the total as of December 31, 2019

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ESCO Seeks New York PSC Order Authorizing Home Warranty Bundle, Carbon-Neutral Gas Plans

An ESCO petitioned the New York Public Service Commission for a declaratory ruling finding that ...

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Texas PUC Staff Recommend Denying Texas Legal Services Center Petition For Disconnection Moratorium

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended denying a ...

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Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption For General Customer Protection Rule Updates To Reflect Oversight Of Brokers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed in project 50406 a draft proposal for adoption of rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Approval For New Draft Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed for approval of a new broker registration form

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Texas PUC Staff Propose Final Order Repealing Rule Governing GLO Retail Power Program, Due To Statutory Changes

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft final order to repeal 16 TAC §25.227 to implement HB 2263, which, as previously reported, removed provisions in PURA that authorized the Commissioner of the General Land Office to make electricity sales directly to public retail customers.

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May 7, 2020

NRG Changes Reporting Segments For Earnings, Retail Results No Longer Reported Separately

NRG Reports Estimate For Expected Bad Debt From COVID-19

NRG "Monitoring" Retail Market For Potential Acquisitions From Stressed Retail Suppliers, But Not A Priority

NRG has reported earnings for the first quarter of 2020. In doing so, NRG has changed its business segments for reporting earnings, and no longer reports results specific to Retail operations

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Genie Energy Reports Highest Level Of Gross Profit In Company's History, On "Strong Margins", Global Customer Growth

Company Increases Quarterly Dividend

Genie Energy Ltd. said in reporting earnings that, on a consolidated basis, the company generated the highest levels of quarterly revenue and gross profit in the company's history during the first quarter of 2020

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BGE Residential SOS Rate Increasing 13% On October 1, Small Commercial Also Increasing

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new SOS electricity generation rates for residential and Type I customers for the period Oct. 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, as well as new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: New Texas Electricity Shopping Comparison Site Launches

 

 

Final Order Prohibits Retail Supplier Guaranteed Savings Plans Extending Beyond Date Of Known Default Service Rate

Order Requires Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

Final Order Drops Proposal That Suppliers Must Disclose Default Service Rate In TPV

Suppliers Required To Seek Regulator's Approval For Contract Assignments (Book Sales, etc.)

The Connecticut PURA has issued a final decision on new electric supplier marketing standards, with the order requiring that suppliers record the entirety of all telesales and door-to-door sales. The final order does omit a prior proposal that the utility Standard Service rate must be disclosed during third party verification (TPV)

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Just Energy Sets June 29 Release Date For Reporting Full Year Fiscal 2020 Earnings, Cites Delays Resulting From COVID-19 Pandemic

Just Energy Group Inc. (“Just Energy” or the “Company”) announced that, "due to delays in accounting closing procedures, audit procedures and other operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will release its audited annual financial statements and related management discussion and analysis for fiscal 2020 on..."

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RetailEnergyX: Town Leaders Press LIPA On Authorizing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation In Tariff

 

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

 

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May 6, 2020

Spark Energy Reports Growth In Adjusted EBITDA, Higher Unit Margins For Q1

Notes "Headwinds" From COVID-19, Says Customer Book Will Shrink From Door-to-Door Sales Suspension

Company Reviewing Dividend In Light Of Impacts From COVID-19 Pandemic

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") reported higher Adjusted EBITDA and unit margins for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

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Freedom Energy Logistics Names Market Vet As Director of Contracts and Pricing

Freedom Energy Logistics has named ...

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AEP Energy Reports Higher Competitive Retail Energy Margins

AEP, in reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2020, said that its competitive retail segment (AEP Energy) saw higher retail margins versus the year-ago quarter

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RetailEnergyX: Report Says Expanding C&I Electric Choice Has Greatest Potential To Speed Cost-Effective Renewable Energy Access

 

Dominion Reports Retail Energy Marketing Customer Count

In reporting earnings, Dominion reported its average retail energy marketing customer accounts for the first quarter of 2020

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Utility Files Further Changes To Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate, Modifies Rates From Originally Proposed Update

Two EDCs have modified their previously filed updates to their purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation

On May 5, 2020, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for the following Generation Resources:

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May 5, 2020

Update: New Private Equity Owner Of Retail Supplier Revealed

Deal Provides Access To Capital For Supplier's Organic Growth, Strategic M&A

A PE firm has acquired a retail supplier

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Delegated Commissioner Suggests That Regulator Suspend Or Revoke Retail Supplier's License, In Response To Alleged Obstruction Into Regulator's Complaint Inquiry

The Delegated Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has issued a Notice of Probable Violation (NOPV) to ...

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Consumer Counsel Seeks Rate Cap, Ban On Door-to-Door Marketing, Auto-Renewals For Retail Supplier In Supplier's License Renewal

Citing Coronavirus Emergency, OCC Says No Worse Time To Allow Supplier To Continue Operating

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel filed comments at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio opposing the electric and gas license renewal applications of ...

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Vistra Energy (TXU Parent) Expects Negative $60 Million Impact To Retail Segment Near-Term From COVID-19, Affirms 2020 Guidance

Residential Customer Count Lower

Retail Segment Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA Higher On Acquisitions Since Prior Year

In reporting earnings today, Vistra Energy reported that it expects a negative $60 million impact to its Retail segment near-term from COVID-19, but affirmed 2020 guidance as the decline would be offset by gains in its Generation segment

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Vistra Energy CEO: Texas Retail Market Would Have Seen "Carnage" Without PUC REP Reimbursement Program

Vistra CEO Still Notes Risk For Smaller REPs Heading Into Summer, Says Some "Movement Afoot" In REPs Seeking To Sell Books

Curt Morgan, Vistra Energy's president and chief executive officer, said during an earnings call today that the Texas retail electric market would have seen, "carnage", had the Texas PUC not adopted a previously reported Electricity Relief Program program that reimburses retail electric providers $0.04/kWh for energy charges, and does not charge TDU fees to REPs, for eligible customers for whom the REP cannot disconnect for nonpayment

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RetailEnergyX: Oil Major Total Seeks Australia Retail Electric Supplier License; Part Of Goal To Double Energy Retailing Business

 

 

FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs' Commercial Prices To Compare To Fall 15-20% On June 1

Penn Power Residential PTC Increasing 6%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential and commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2020

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Another New York ESCO Seeks Order Authorizing Green Natural Gas Products

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for a declaratory ruling its green natural gas products are permissible energy-related value-added products under the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order

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RetailEnergyX: Apex Clean Energy Said To Lead Market In Corporate Renewable Power Procurements For 2019, Notes New Google Supply Deal

 

May 4, 2020

Utility Revises Supplier Coordination Tariff, Includes New Billing Option

Updates Tariff's Purchase Of Receivables Provision

Utility To Include In Tariff Requirement For Retail Suppliers To Notify Utility Of Door-to-Door Marketing Zip Codes

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Regulator Opens Investigations Into Three Retail Suppliers

A regulator has recently opened investigations into three retail electric suppliers

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Pepco Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 25% In October

SOS Rates Increasing At Delmarva, Potomac Edison As Well

Pepco, Delmarva Power, and Potomac Edison have all filed updated SOS rates for various customer classes and time periods

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Tesla Applies For UK "Electricity Provider Licence"

 

 

Utility Files New Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

An EDC has filed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates to be effective June 1, 2020

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PUC Staff Recommend Retail Suppliers Be Responsible For 100% Of Costs Of Seamless Move Implementation

PUC Staff Recommend That Muni Aggregation Customers Not Be Eligible For Seamless Moves

Consumer Advocate Seeks To Shelve Work On Seamless Moves, Calling Mechanism A Costly "Non-Essential" Service During COVID Pandemic

In comments on the seamless move implementation plans of the four investor-owned electric distribution companies, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio proposed that retail suppliers be responsible for 100% of the costs of seamless moves

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RetailEnergyX: Digital Realty Selects Electricity Supplier For Texas Data Centers

 

 

May 1, 2020

 

PPL Residential, Small Commercial Prices To Compare To Fall Nearly 5% On June 1

PPL Electric has posted on its website new electric Prices to Compare for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2020

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Retail Supplier Dropping Customers To Default Service

A retail supplier is returning some customers to utility supply service

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Texas PUC Commissioners Concerned About Retail Electric Providers' Ability To Reject Customers Sought To Be Enrolled Through Concierge Brokers

Will Not Take Action As Part Of Broker Rule At This Time, But Will Further Consider Issue

During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Commissioners expressed concerns about the ability of retail electric providers to refuse to enroll customers who are sought to be placed with a REP through a concierge shopping service or similar situation in which the broker selects a REP for the customer based on an agency relationship provided to the broker by the customer

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Texas PUC Adopts Final Broker Rule, Will Require Electric Brokers To Disclose How Broker Will Be Compensated, But Not Amount Of Compensation

Brokers Will Be Required To Disclose To Customers Affiliation With Any Retail Electric Provider

Brokers Will Be Required To Obtain Agreement "In Writing" To Act As "Client Agent"

Broker Registration Limited To Three Years, But Update Process Tweaked

The Public Utilities Commission of Texas had adopted a final rule for broker registration, which also includes customer protections for customers of brokers.

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City Of Houston Selects Retail Electric Provider

Includes REP Affinity Program For City Employees

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small Business Default Service Rates Falling 22%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2020 to December 2020, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2020 to September 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Australia's Largest Energy Company Takes 20% Stake In U.K. Retailer Octopus, Will Adopt Business Model

 

 

April 30, 2020

Start-up Retail Electric Provider Seeks Texas REP Certificate

REP's Leadership Involved With Texas-Based Auto Insurer With Over 70 Locations

A start-up based in Houston, applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Tariff Included In AEP Ohio Pre-filing Notice Of New Rate Case Does Not Propose Any Costs To Be Recovered Under Placeholder Proxy For Supply-Related Costs Embedded In Delivery Rates

Supplier Tariff Included

AEP Ohio has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a statement that AEP Ohio intends to file an application for approval of an increase in AEP Ohio’s electric distribution rates, tariff changes, and changes in accounting methods.

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Parent Of WGL Energy Reports Higher Retail Electricity Marketing Margin, Customer Growth

In reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2020, AltaGas Ltd., the parent of WGL Energy, reported, "higher margins and growth in customer base from WGL's retail power marketing business."

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker CEO: "Fundamental Business Model" Of Retail Electric Providers Is To Enroll Customers Hoping Customers Take No Action After Cheap Rate Expiration

 

 

Ohio PUC Solicits Additional Comments On Consultant Report Concerning Corporate Separation Compliance Of FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities, In Light Of Spin-Off Of FES, Creation Of New Broker FirstEnergy Advisors

Consultant Report Had Recommended That "FirstEnergy" Name Should Be Dropped From Then-Affiliate FirstEnergy Solutions' Name

An Attorney Examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued a schedule allowing intervenors to file supplemental comments on a report from a consultant retained by PUCO concerning a compliance audit of the FirstEnergy Operating Companies (including the FirstEnergy Ohio regulated utilities, or Ohio Companies) with the PUCO corporate separation rules

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Energy Harbor Wins Default Service Load At FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities; Auction Prices Disclosed

Energy Harbor Corp. announced that it was awarded 18 tranches in the recent default service auction held by the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania distribution utilities.

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RetailEnergyX: Developers Announce 350 MWac Texas Solar Project

 

April 29, 2020

RESA Seeks Rehearing Of PUC Order That Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Discontinuing Service To Non-Paying Customers (Transferring To Default Service) During COVID-19 State Of Emergency

RESA Warns Of "Dire Financial Consequences" To Retail Suppliers From Order

The Retail Energy Supply Association sought rehearing of a PUC order that applied, to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, an earlier order which prohibits providers of electric and gas service from disconnecting or, as relevant here, discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the Governor's state of emergency declared based on the novel coronavirus.

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Ameren Small Commercial Electric Supply Rate Falling 10%

Residential Electric Supply Rate Decreasing

Ameren has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission new Retail Purchased Electricity Charges (electric supply rates) for the period beginning June 1, 2020

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Updated: Oncor, CenterPoint-Houston, AEP Texas Report Number Of ESI IDs For Which MarkeTrak Was Submitted By REPs Indicating Customer Qualified For Electricity Relief Program

In response to a Texas PUC directive to the TDUs, Oncor, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, and AEP Texas have reported certain information concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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Winning Suppliers, Quantities, And Pricing From Ameren Default Service Capacity Procurement Disclosed

The Illinois Power Agency has disclosed winning suppliers, quantities, and average prices from the April 2020 procurement of capacity for default service customers at Ameren Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Maine PUC To Evaluate Uncollectibles, Other Impacts From COVID-19

 

April 28, 2020

New Retail Energy Provider Formed, Focused On Renewable Energy & Technology

Aims To "Upend The Energy Status Quo"

Hires Retail Market Vet

A new retail energy provider has been formed and is preparing to launch operations

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Exelon Invests In Real-Time Energy Data Monitoring Company, Notes Potential Application At Constellation

A smart utility monitoring company announced today that it has received a Series A investment of $11.75 million led by Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture investing arm of Exelon Corporation, and Cycle Capital Management.

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ComEd Residential, Small Commercial Price To Compare To Fall Over 10% On June 1

Commonwealth Edison has filed new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning June 1, 2020, as well as new bypassable transmission charges

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Ohio Default Service Rates To Decrease On June 1

 

Rockland Capital Forms Rockland Renewable Ventures To Provide Comprehensive Renewable Solutions To Customers

Rockland Capital LP ("Rockland"), an investment company that is focused on the acquisition, development, and optimization of companies and projects in the energy sector, today announced that one of its investment funds has formed Rockland Renewable Ventures, LLC ("RRV")

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RetailEnergyX: Villanova Selects Retail Electric Supplier

 

Texas TDU Reports Number Of ESI IDs For Which MarkeTrak Was Submitted By REPs Indicating Customer Qualified For Electricity Relief Program

In response to a Texas PUC directive to the TDUs, Texas-New Mexico Power Company has reported certain information concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")

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RetailEnergyX: Report: CPS Energy Projects Potentially Big Losses This Year

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rules On Interpretation Of Affiliate Definition In Goldman Sachs MBR Case

 

From March 11: Broker Selected By U.S. Government Agency To Create Searchable Database Of "All" Electricity Rates In The U.S.

An operator of an electricity shopping website and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new project to automatically collect and make public a searchable database of all electricity rates in the U.S.

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April 27, 2020

ERCOT Reports That, Due To Cybersecurity Failure At Market Participant (MP), Attacker Was Able To Modify MP's Banking Details With ERCOT, Re-route Monies Owed To MP To Fraudulent Account

ERCOT issued a market notice stating ...

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Retail Energy Vet Forms Start-up Broker

A retail energy vet has formed a start-up broker

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Retail Supplier Receives Loan Under SBA Paycheck Protection Program

A retail supplier reported that it received loan funding from the Small Business Administration ('SBA') Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP'), established pursuant to the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the 'CARES Act').

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

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the results of the spring 2020 procurement of block energy supplies for default service at ComEd, Ameren, and MidAmerican Energy Company

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Opt-In Municipal Aggregator Reports Challenges From Coronavirus, Enrollment Level

 

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In Draft Broker Rule Proposal For Adoption, Texas PUC Staff Would Require Electric Brokers To Disclose How Broker Will Be Compensated, But Not Amount Of Compensation

Brokers Would Be Required To Disclose To Customers Affiliation With Any Retail Electric Provider

Brokers Would Be Required To Obtain Agreement "In Writing" To Act As "Client Agent"

Broker Registration Limited To Three Years, But Update Process Tweaked

Staff of the Texas PUC on April 24 filed a draft proposal for adoption to implement rules regarding the registration of electric brokers.

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April 24, 2020

In Draft Broker Rule Proposal For Adoption, Texas PUC Staff Would Require Electric Brokers To Disclose How Broker Will Be Compensated, But Not Amount Of Compensation

Brokers Would Be Required To Disclose To Customers Affiliation With Any Retail Electric Provider

Brokers Would Be Required To Obtain Agreement "In Writing" To Act As "Client Agent"

Broker Registration Limited To Three Years, But Update Process Tweaked

A regulator issued an attached Notice of Probable Violation ('NOPV') to ...

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New Coalition Formed To Represent Texas Commercial Electric Customers

Led By Retail Market Vet

A new non-profit, Texas Commercial Energy Customers (TCEC), has been formed to represent commercial electric customers in Texas

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Regulator Issues Notice of Probable Violation To Retail Supplier, Alleges TPV Which Includes Multiple Customer Requests To Repeat Question Is Invalid (Allegedly Shows Customer Confusion)

Delegated Commissioner Alleges Supplier, "Altered Telephone Recordings"

A regulator issued an attached Notice of Probable Violation ('NOPV') to ...

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To Comply With Dynamic Pricing Directive, Utility (SOS Provider) Proposes Critical Peak Rebate Program Available To Distribution Customers

Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC a "strawman" proposal to implement a directive to offer dynamic pricing, proposing a critical peak rebate program open to all residential distribution customers

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April 23, 2020

New York ESCO Says Pass-Through Of ICAP Charges, Credits Under Change-in-Law Clause Complied With Terms Of Service, UBPs

ESCO Reveals Customer Complaints Were Prompted By A Single Broker, With Whom ESCO Was In Discussions To Purchase Broker's Gas Business

DPS Staff Have Alleged Underlying Issue Represents An "Anticipated Market Fluctuation" Not Eligible As Change-in-Law

In response to a show cause order from the New York PSC, which had cited an alleged modification to fixed price contracts in response to a utility tariff change concerning the peak hours used to calculate a customer's ICAP tag, an ESCO said that ...

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NextEra Energy Resources Battery Storage Investments In 2021 Expected To Exceed $1 Billion, Said To Be Largest Ever Annual Investment By Any Power Company Worldwide

Reports Lower Contribution From Customer Supply & Trading Business

During an earnings call, Jim Robo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. said that NextEra Energy Resources's battery storage investments in 2021 are now expected to exceed $1 billion

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New Texas Retail Market Entrant Launches Charitable Energy Plans & Discounts For Essential Workers

A a new entrant into the Texas retail market, announced a partnership with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Duke Energy Ohio Files New Default Service Rates

 

 

Chief Energy Elected to NEM Executive Committee

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Chief Energy has been elected to NEM’s Executive Committee.

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RetailEnergyX: SEPTA Selects Supplier For Solar Power

 

April 22, 2020

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PUC Of Ohio Says FirstEnergy Branding, Corporate Separation Issues Should Be Addressed In Other Proceedings, In Granting Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Earlier: PUC Of Ohio Grants Broker/Aggregator License To FirstEnergy Advisors

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued a written order granting an electric broker and aggregator license to Suvon, LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home, to serve all customer classes in all service areas.

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Partnership Organization Of Region's CEOs Launching Retail Electric Broker, Aggregator

A start-up broker has been formed by a membership organization of a region's CEOs

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Ohio Closes Grid Modernization, Customer Data Proceedings; Policy Left To Future Cases; Utility-Specific Approaches Cited

Concurrence Urges Interval Data To Be Used For Wholesale Settlement So Retail Suppliers May Design Better Products

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order finding that the work of the PowerForward Collaborative (grid modernization), the Distribution System Planning Workgroup, and the Data and Modern Grid Workgroup has been completed, and directed that these cases be closed of record.

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April 21, 2020

Duquesne Light Proposes Long-Term Solar Energy, AEC Contract As Part Of New Default Service Portfolio

Duquesne Light Proposes Increase In Fee To Retail Suppliers For Customer Enrollments Under Standard Offer Program

Proposes Program To Allow CAP Customers To Shop, Treatment Of Customers With Existing EGS Contracts Differs From Other EDC

Duquesne Light Files New Default Service Plan

Duquesne Light Company has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed electricity default service plan for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP IX)

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Retail Supplier Seeks Eligibility As New York ESCO

A retail supplier has filed for eligibility as a New York ESCO

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BGE Files Updates To Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC proposed updates to its purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates.

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RetailEnergyX: Developer Announces 330MWdc ERCOT Solar Portfolio, Offtake With Retail Supplier Affiliate

 

Retail Supplier Launches Local New England Green Power Energy Plan

A retail supplier has launched, for customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, a New England Green Power Plan that includes 100% local green power, in the form of RECs, reflecting wind power, solar power, and small hydropower sources generated in New England.

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RetailEnergyX: Boston Scientific Selects Supplier For Electricity For U.S. Operations

 

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RetailEnergyX: T-Mobile Enters Into Wind Farm Long-Term Contract With Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Issues Final Order On AMI System, Data Rule Changes

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Certain Counter-Party Financial Data Disclosed By One Of ERCOT's Financial Institutions

 

April 20, 2020

Retail Energy Vet Joins 5 & Luthin Associates

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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ComEd Files Increase In Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Cost Recovery Amount, Uncollectible Factor

Commonwealth Edison has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission changes to the Cost Recovery Amount (CRA) and Uncollectible Factor (UF) which are used to calculate the purchase of receivables discount (POR) under the provisions of Rider PORCB - Purchase of Receivables with Consolidated Billing (Rider PORCB).

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Texas PUC Directs Enforcement Division To Review A Matter Raised In Customer Complaint Against REP, While Dismissing Individual Customer's Complaint

The Texas PUC dismissed a formal complaint filed by a customer against Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC but agreed with a recommendation from Chairman DeAnn T. Walker, and directed the Oversight and Enforcement Division to review a matter raised in the complaint

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Announces Launch of New "Social Impact Energy Grant"; Focus On Innovative Products

 

Texas PUC Commissioner Wants To See If Process For Pro Se Customer Complainants Can Be Improved

During Friday's open meeting, in discussing a customer complaint case against a retail electric provider, Commissioner Arthur C. D'Andrea expressed a desire for the Commission to make the State Office of Administrative Hearings process cleaner for pro se litigants, such as customers filing a formal complaint against their retail electric provider

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Texas Retail Provider Files To Relinquish REP Certificate

A REP filed to relinquish its Texas retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Tribune Publicizes Customers Being Disconnected Due To Inability To Reach REP CSR

 

Aggressive Energy, Marathon Energy Elected to NEM Executive Committee

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Aggressive Energy and Marathon Energy have each been elected to NEM's Executive Committee.

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Maryland Utilities File Further Change In Mechanics Of Treatment Of Price Responsive Demand Credits For Customers Of Retail Suppliers

In Maryland, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva Power have filed further revisions to their supplier coordination tariffs to reflect the treatment of Price Responsive Demand (PRD) credits earned in the PJM capacity market

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT To Issue Resettlement Statements For One Interval Under ADR Process; Denies Two Other Requests

 

Texas PUC Reminds That Third Parties Not Allowed To Enroll Customers In COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program; Customers Must Self-Enroll

The Public Utility Commission of Texas is reminding customers eligible for enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP) that third-party organizations cannot legally enroll them in the program.

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April 17, 2020

Integrated Generator-Retailer Recommends PUC Adopt Long-Term Capacity-Only Product For Default Service Load

Alternatively Suggests Five-Year Full Requirements Default Service Product

Retail Suppliers Oppose Capacity-Price Pass-Through For Default Service As Undue Preference

Retail Suppliers Suggest PUC Embrace Secondary Market For Capacity -- Encourage Transactions Between "Willing Buyers And Sellers", Rather Than Relying Entirely On The PJM RPM

In comments on proposed changes to Ohio default service procurements due to the lack of a PJM capacity price beyond May 31, 2022, Energy Harbor LLC (the former FirstEnergy Solutions) proposed that PUCO adopt a capacity-only long-term hedge product for Standard Service Offer load

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Texas PUC Adopts Changes To REP Reimbursement, Electricity Relief Program

Clarifies Start Date For Invoices Eligible For Reimbursement

Shorter Duration For ERP, Subject To Potential Future Extension

End Date For Late Fee Exception

PUC Chair Criticizes REP Customer Call Hold Times; Customers Being Disconnected Due To Not Being Able To Reach REP And Discuss Payment Relief Options

Also Criticizes REPs For Not Offering Deferred Payment Plans

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted changes to the Electricity Relief Program, which provides certain reimbursements to retail electric providers for customers who cannot be disconnected for non-payment, consistent with the proposed revisions from Chairman DeAnn T. Walker which had been first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday

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FERC Rules That State Default Service Auctions Are "State Subsidies" For Purposes Of PJM Capacity Market Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR)

Finding On SOS Contracts Has, "Sweeping Consequences For The Retail-Choice States," FERC's Glick Says

FERC Says Voluntary RECs Are Not A State Subsidy, But Makes No Finding On Potential Broader Capacity Market "Distortions"

FERC Also Says Voluntary REC Generators Must Ensure Purchasers Do Not Resell RECs For RPS Compliance, In Order To Receive MOPR Exemption

FERC issued an order on rehearing and clarification concerning its December 2019 order broadly expanding the PJM capacity market Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to various resources which FERC found to be receiving what FERC considers state subsidies

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Group Petitions New York PSC To Allow Banking Of RECs For Compliance With ESCO 50% Renewable Compliant Product Under Retail Market Reset Order

A stakeholder filed a petition for clarification with the New York PSC asking that the PSC allow ESCOs to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Dayton Power & Light Files New Default Service Rates

 

 

Large Customer Advocacy Group ELCON Names New President and CEO

The Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON) named ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Market Monitor Report Finds Costs Of Maryland Fixed Resource Requirement Only 6% Higher Than Capacity Market, Under One Pricing Scenario

 

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Reports On Load Impacts From COVID-19

 

April 16, 2020

Texas PUC Chair Proposes Changes To REP Reimbursement, Electricity Relief Program

Addresses Start Date For Invoices Eligible For Reimbursement

Walker Proposes Shorter Duration For ERP, Subject To Future Extension

Also Proposes Change To Late Fee Exception

In a memo in advance of tomorrow's open meeting, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn T. Walker has proposed changes to the Electricity Relief Program, which provides certain reimbursements to retail electric providers for customers who cannot be disconnected for non-paymentbegan

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New York Utilities Seek PSC Collaborative On Financial Security From ESCOs For "UBP Financial Security" (Obligations To Utilities)

The joint New York utilities have urged the New York PSC to establish a new collaborative to review the Uniform Business Practices’ financial security requirements for ESCOs

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PECO Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Generation Rates To Fall On June 1

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning June 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Credit Provider Files Lawsuit Against Macquarie Investments US, Seeks $120 Million In Damages

 

 

Utility Files To Set 0% Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate

Utility Seeks POR Calculation Change To Cease Using Late Payment Revenues As POR Uncollectibles Offset

An EDC has filed ...

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New Wave Energy Corp. Launches Service In Multiple New Territories

Retail energy supplier New Wave Energy Corp. announced a further expansion in ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Receives Authorization To Use Trade Name "Green Direct"

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Utilities Seek Approval For Utility-Owned Storage Pilot Projects
--- Proposal Includes Third Party In-Home Battery Storage

 

 

PSC Grants Clarification On Collection Of Funds For Offshore Wind From Retail Suppliers

In response to a petition from NextEra Energy Marketing, the Maryland PSC ...

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Ameren Files Update To Purchase Of Uncollectibles Discount Rate

Ameren in Illinois has filed an update to its Purchase of Uncollectible Discount Rate (POU Discount Rate)

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning suppliers from a March 2020 auction for a portion of Standard Service Offer electricity supplies at AEP Ohio for various periods beginning June 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Group Wants FERC To Set Compensation For Excess Generation From Behind-The-Meter Generation, Replace Full Net Metering With Avoided Cost Or LMP
--- Group Says Full Net Metering Discriminatory To Other Wholesale Sellers

 

 

Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner Stepping Down

A Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Cites Selling More Renewable Power To Customers As Part Of Net Zero Emissions Goal

 

April 15, 2020

Retail Energy Supplier Names New EVP Of Sales & Business Development

A retail supplier has named ...

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MISO Capacity Price For Ameren Illinois Zone Jumps 67%

Michigan DTE/Consumers Zone Capacity Price Spikes To Over $250/MW-day

The Midcontinent ISO has released pricing from its capacity auction for the 2020-21 delivery year

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Energy Management, Demand Response Provider Newly Entering U.S. Market Names Managing Director Of U.S. Operations

An energy management & intelligence company has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: NOPEC Seeks Rejection Of PUCO Staff's Recommendation For Approval Of FirstEnergy Advisors Broker License Application

 

 

ConEd, More New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rate

Consolidated Edison and several other New York utilities have just filed with the New York PSC their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Announces Expansion Of Battery Energy Storage Facility

Vistra announced that it is increasing the size of its battery energy storage project located at

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From 4/8: PUCO Staff Recommends That Commission Grant Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that ...

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April 14, 2020

Retail Supplier Ceases Pricing Texas Deals, Tells Channel Partner That Supplier Will Be Late On Payment

A REP has ceased pricing new retail energy supply deals for an interim period, multiple sources have confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com

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Genie Retail Energy Acquiring Retail Supplier

Through a newly created subsidiary, Genie Retail Energy, Inc. is acquiring ...

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Direct Energy Parent, Centrica, Names New Group Chief Executive

Centrica plc, the parent of Direct Energy, announced the appointment of ...

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Retail Supplier Selected By Solar Developer For New York Community Solar Subscriber Acquisition & Management

A retail supplier has been selected by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier SVP Joins Solar Developer

 

Virginia Governor Approves Bill That, Subject To Re-enactment Clause, Would Solidify 100% Renewable Exception Allowing Customers To Select Competitive Retail Electric Supply

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has approved HB 868 which, if adopted again in the next legislative session, would permit all customers of the investor-owned utilities to take competitive retail electric supply, if the customer purchases 100% renewable electricity, regardless of whether the incumbent utility offers a 100% renewable supply tariff

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April 13, 2020

Just Energy Announces Sale of Japanese Business

Just Energy Group Inc. today announced that it has sold all of the shares of Just Energy Japan KK ("Just Energy Japan") to ...

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Virginia Governor Signs Scaled Down Bill Allowing Limited Pilot For Handful Of Customers To Aggregate Non-contiguous Sites To Take Competitive Retail Supply

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has approved ...

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Texas Retail Electric Providers Seek Clarification On Customer Relief Program, Late Payment Fees; Air Concerns

REP Makes Note Of Unpaid Balances Accrued Since First Disconnection Moratorium In March

The Texas Energy Association for Marketers filed comments with the Texas PUC seeking clarification of the PUC's COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment, as well as certain contemporaneously issued rule waivers

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HelloFresh Announces Affinity Referral To Retail Supplier Affiliate For Carbon Offsets

HelloFresh, which delivers ingredients and recipes to households worldwide (meal kits), announced that it will offer ways for meal kit customers to connect with carbon offsetting projects through ...

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New York Utility Posts Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rate

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc (O&R or the Company) filed with the New York PSC its 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e., April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the Company’s Electric and Gas Tariffs.

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Texas TDUs Publish FAQs On Process, Issues Related To Retail Provider Reimbursements Under Electricity Relief Program

Workshop To Be Held Tomorrow

The Texas TDUs have posted a series of frequently asked questions and a presentation concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment

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RetailEnergyX: NY Industrials Seek Relief From Policy-Driven Energy Charges

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Denies QSE's Request For Relief Under Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

 

April 10, 2020

Updated Draft Order Would Prohibit Retail Supplier Guaranteed Savings Plan Extending Beyond Date Of Known Default Service Rate

Updated Draft Would Require Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

New Draft Drops Proposal That Suppliers Must Disclose Default Service Rate In TPV

Suppliers Would Be Required To Seek Regulator's Approval For Contract Assignments (Book Sales, etc.)

A regulator has issued a second draft decision on electric supplier marketing standards that would ...

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Retail Energy Veteran Leading Two New Start-up New York ESCOs

A retail energy vet is leading two start-up ESCOs

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PSC Approves Model, Cost Recovery For Long-Term Renewable Contract Used For SOS Customers

Sets Margin For SOS Provider

PSC Expects To Expand Percentage Of SOS Served Under Long-Term Contracts, If Risks Can Be Minimized

A PSC has adopted a model and cost recovery mechanism for integrating a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for a target quantity of five (5) percent of the Standard Offer Service (SOS) load into the SOS portfolio.

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Texas PUC Staff Proposal On Smart Meter Rules Would Decline REPs' Sought Language Prohibiting TDU Provision Of Value-Add Energy Usage Information To Customers Via SMT

Affirms Removal Of HAN Functionality, Aside From Legacy Installations

Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft proposal for adoption in Rulemaking Project No. 48525, Rulemaking Relating to Advanced Metering, addressing AMI and Smart Meter Texas (SMT) issues

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Files FERC Complaint Against PJM FTR Forfeiture Rule

 

April 9, 2020

Retail Supplier Undergoes Ownership Change

A retail supplier reported that it has undergone a change in ownership

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In Strategic Review Update, Just Energy Says It Is, "No Longer In Active Discussions Regarding A Specific Transaction"

Continues To Explore Alternatives, Certain Asset Sales

Also Provides Update On COVID-19

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today provided an update on its previously announced strategic review process, "which has taken into account the impact of COVID-19 on the Company and the markets more generally," the Company said

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Pennsylvania Utility Seeks To Shorten Default Service Contract In Upcoming Procurement To 12 Months Due To Lack Of PJM Capacity Price

An EDC petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a modification of its upcoming September 2020 procurement of certain tranches of Residential and Small Commercial & Industrial (C&I) default electricity supply contracts

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New York PSC Grants Extension Of Deadline For Staff To File Report On Development Of ESCO Financial Assurance Requirements

The Secretary Of the New York PSC has granted an extension request from Department of Public Service Staff concerning a deadline for Staff to file a report regarding the development of financial assurance requirements for energy service companies (ESCOs) as a condition of eligibility to serve customers

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE North America Signs "Major Tax Equity Financing" For Its 2.0 GW US Renewables Portfolio

 

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RetailEnergyX: EnergyBot (Broker Affiliated With TXU) Launches COVID-19 Energy Resource Center; Lists Various Relief Provided By Each REP

 

April 8, 2020

Oaktree Funds To Discuss With Parent Of Retail Supplier Plans For Enhancing Shareholder Value; Disclose Holdings In Schedule 13D

Various Oaktree funds and related entities ("Reporting Persons") have filed a Schedule 13D with the SEC disclosing their position in ...

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New York DPS Staff Request Extension Of Deadline To File Report On Development Of ESCO Financial Assurance Requirements

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service has requested an extension of ...

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Massachusetts Utility's Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate Falling 25%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

The Massachusetts DPU has approved new electric basic service rates at ...

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PUC Approves Utility Tariff Changes To Require Retail Suppliers To Maintain Records Of Sales Resulting From Transfer Of Customer Calls From Utility To Supplier

A PUC has approved without modification a ...

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RetailEnergyX: City To Rethink Launching Opt-out Municipal Aggregation Due To COVID-19 Budget Crunch

 

Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Energy Harbor, LLC has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregation Selects Provider For Energy Storage Project

 

PUCO Staff Recommends That Commission Grant Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have recommended that ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Issues Invoices For Uplift From Prior Market Participant Default

 

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RetailEnergyX: Effective Date Set For New AEP Texas Delivery Rates Charged To REPs

 

Texas PUC Sets Start Date For Process For Reimbursements To Retail Electric Providers Under COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program

The Executive Director of the Texas PUC has issued a directive concerning the start date for a process for retail electric providers to be reimbursed for energy charges under the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment

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ERCOT Releases COVID-19 Load Impact Analysis, Will Update Weekly

ERCOT has begun providing weekly updates regarding load pattern changes due to COVID-19 in the ERCOT region.

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April 7, 2020

New York PSC Grants ESCOs Further Extension For Compliance With Certain Clauses Of Retail Market Reset Order, Including Product & Pricing Limitations

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted ESCOs a further extension to comply with various ordering clauses under the New York PSC's retail energy market reset order

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Retail Supplier To Pay $30,000 Forfeiture Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Staff Had Alleged Pattern Of Deceptive Behavior From Agents Representing The Supplier

A retail supplier has agreed to a forfeiture of $30,000 upon approval of a stipulation between the retail supplier and ...

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New York Utilities Withdraw Proposed Green Gas Supply Program For Utility-Supply Customers From Current Rate Case, Note Future Rate Case Likely To Be Filed Soon

Two LDCs have withdrawn from their current rate case before the New York PSC a proposed green gas supply tariff for utility supply customers.

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N.H. Utility's Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Falling By Over 30%

Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Unitil in New Hampshire has filed new proposed default service rates for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2020

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Just Energy Sets August Date For Shareholder Meeting To Address Board Composition Changes Sought By Rob Snyder

Snyder Seeks Lists Of Just Energy Shareholders

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or the "Company") announced on April 6 that it will hold its annual and special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on ...

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ESCO Affiliate & Sustainable Westchester Offering GridRewards, Gamified Demand Response Pilot

Sustainable Westchester has partnered with ...

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April 6, 2020

Texas PUC Executive Director Informs Retail Electric Providers Of Enforcement Discretion

Timeline For TDU Execution Of Disconnections For Non-Pay Also Included

The Executive Director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a letter to various regulated entities concerning certain enforcement discretion that the Commission is undertaking during the COVID-19 emergency

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Integrated Retail Supplier-Generator Reports No Material Adverse Impact To Date From COVID-19

Expects "Significantly Lower" Q1 Results From Other Factors

An integrated retail supplier-generator issued a news release providing a COVID-19 operational and financial update

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Oncor Files For Update Of DCRF Charged To Retail Providers, Seeks Stay Of Case

DCRF Charge To More Than Double For Residential, Secondary ≤10 kW Customers

Oncor has filed for an amendment to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) charged to retail electric providers, but sought a 60-day stay of the case, citing the ongoing health crisis created by the coronavirus disease ("COVID-19")

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NextEra Energy Considering Offer To Acquire Evergy

 

 

National Energy Marketers Association Responds to COVID19 Pandemic; Competitive Retail Energy Industry Supports Measures to Enhance Reliability

The following is a news release from the National Energy Marketers. EnergyChoiceMatters.com disclaims any responsibility for the content or data contained in the release below, and makes no averment as to its accuracy or statements.

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy Reports Amendment To Limited Liability Company Agreement Of Spark HoldCo, LLC

 

Texas PUC Names New Independent Market Monitor

The Public Utility Commission of Texas announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Submits Proposed Supplier Consolidated Bill For PUC Review

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Texas Files To Implement New Charges For Rider DCRF Applicable To REPs (Increase From "0" Rate)

 

April 3, 2020

Retail Energy Veterans Launching New Texas Retail Electric Provider

Several Texas retail electric market vets have formed a new REP

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Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Applies For Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Energy Harbor To Use Third-Party QSE, Named In Application

Energy Harbor LLC, formerly known as FirstEnergy Solutions, has formally filed an application for ...

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Retail Energy Vet Joins ENGIE As Sr. Business Development Manager

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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FirstEnergy Advisors Files Supplement To Ohio Broker Application, With Details On Use Of Shared Service Employees

Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home ('FirstEnergy Advisors') has filed a supplement to its pending application for an Ohio electric broker/aggregator license to include additional information under sections relating to "Experience & Plans" and "Summary of Experience", which includes new details concerning treatment and use of shared service employees

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier CEO Named President Of National Grid's U.S. Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Austin Energy's Residential Electricity Use Up 30% In Past Month

 

April 2, 2020

Texas REP Offers Temporary "At-Cost" Electricity Pricing During COVID-19 Pandemic

A Texas REP announced that it is offering Texas consumers, "a special 12-month energy plan to address the financial needs of consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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PECO CAP Shopping Proposal Would Require Retail Suppliers To Adhere To Pricing Limits, Or Drop Customer, For Existing Shopping Customers Who Become CAP Customers Mid-Contract

PECO Would Require EGSs In CAP Program To List CAP Rates (Mandated To Be At Or Below PTC) On PA Power Switch

PECO Proposes New Time Of Use Generation Rate Option For Default Service Customers

PECO Files Default Service Plan

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP V) for the period from June 1,2021 through May 31, 2025, which includes, among other things, implementation of a shopping program for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers, and a new Time of Use generation rate option for non-shopping default service customers

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Breakerbox, A Unit Of Exelon, Receives Maryland Broker License

The Maryland PSC granted Breakerbox, LLC, a unit of Exelon, an electricity broker/aggregator license to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Reduces Cash Expenditures By £400m Due To Covid-19, Notes Expectation For Increased Bad Debt

 

 

PUC Discloses Winning Suppliers From Default Service Auction

The winning suppliers from a March 2020 auction for ...

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Able Power Management Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

• Cable Group Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Regulator Affirms Manner For Recovery Of Capacity Costs For Utility Time Of Use Supply Option For Non-Shopping Customers; Clarifies Rate Design

An Illinois Commerce Commission order maintains the design for Commonwealth Edison's electricity supply Rate RTOUPP – Residential Time of Use Pricing Pilot (TOU Pilot), for non-shopping customers, and rejected requests on rehearing to modify the recovery of capacity costs

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Denies Sought Process For Non-Suppliers To Access AMI Customer Data

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Affirms That Bids From ISO-NE Out-Of-Market Reliability Program Were Just And Reasonable

 

April 1, 2020

Just Energy Announces Amendments to Debt Covenants

Reports Suspension Of In-Store, Door-to-Door Marketing

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

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Utility's Residential POR Discount To Fall To Nearly 0%

Two EDCs have filed new POR discounts

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Update: New York PSC Adopts Emergency Order Concerning ESCO Imbalances, Cash-Outs At Utility In Light Of Reduced Demand From COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York PSC, in a One Commissioner Order, adopted on an emergency basis the tariff changes proposed by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania Utilities File Default Service Plan

 

March 31

New York Utility Requests Emergency Order Concerning ESCO Imbalances, Cash-Outs In Light Of Reduced Demand From COVID-19 Pandemic

A new York utility has filed with the New York PSC an Emergency Petition for proposed temporary tariff amendments to ...

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Regulator: Retail Supplier Applicants Increasingly "Not Forthcoming" About Compliance History In Other States

Report: Over 80% Of Residential Retail Supply Customers Paid Rate Higher Than Default Service In Second Half Of 2019

Regulator Notes Thousands Of Legacy Variable Rate Customers Paying Rates Above 15¢

Complaints Against Retail Suppliers Fall By Half

The Connecticut PURA has posted an annual report to the legislation on retail electric competition

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Texas TDUs File Effective Dates For New Delivery Surcharge Applied To Retail Electric Providers To Fund REP, TDU Reimbursement Program

The Texas TDUs have submitted compliance filings to implement a new rider (Rider ERP) to fund the previously reported COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program which will reimburse retail electric providers and TDUs for customer non-payment during a disconnection moratorium for eligible non-residential customers

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Opens Review Of Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Rejection Of Wholesale Contracts, After Remand

 

March 30

Texas PUC Staff To Hold Web Meeting To Discuss Clarifications To COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program; Answer REP Questions

Texas PUC Staff will hold a web meeting on the afternoon of ...

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Another Retail Supplier Details Risks From COVID-19 In SEC Filing

Supplier Expects Unit Gross Margin To Improve In 2020

A retail supplier has filed ...

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Another New York ESCO Seeks PSC Approval To Offer Green Gas Product

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for a partial waiver of the PSC's retail market reset order to allow ...

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RetailEnergyX: Appeals Court Upholds Finding That Service Provider Is Liable For Robocalls Made By Contracted Agents

 

Texas PUC Staff Proposes Procedural Schedule, Revised Form For Designating REPs As Providers Of Last Resort (POLRs)

Staff of the Texas PUC have sought approval of a proposed order to establish a procedural schedule in a Project to designate retail electric providers as Providers of Last Resort for the 2021-22 term.

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint-TDU Files Tariffs Reflecting Approved Rate Case Rates, Effective Date

 

March 27

PUC Directs Suppliers To Answer Interrogatories On Door-to-Door Marketing, Whether Suppliers Plan To Suspend Activities

A PUC has directed retail suppliers and brokers to submit information on any ongoing door-to-door marketing activity.

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New Jersey BPU Opens Resource Adequacy Proceeding To Consider Leaving PJM Capacity Market

Seeks Comments On Changes To Default Service; State Power Authority, Portfolio Manager

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities formally initiated a proceeding, "to examine whether New Jersey can achieve its long-term clean energy and environmental objectives under the current resource adequacy procurement paradigm and, if not, recommend how best to meet New Jersey’s resource adequacy needs in a manner consistent with the State’s clean energy and environmental objectives, while considering costs to utility customers."

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Majority Shareholder Submits Proposal To Acquire Parent Of Retail Supplier

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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Energy Harbor (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Seeks Natural Gas Supplier License In Another New State

Energy Harbor LLC (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) applied for a ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM To Seek FERC Approval For More Restrictive Credit Rules, After Member Approval

 

Utilities Seek Delay In Default Service Auction

Several EDCs have petitioned a PSC to delay a scheduled SOS procurement to ...

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Maryland PSC Staff: "Not Completely Clear" From Text That Offshore Wind Administrator Is Prevented From Collecting Funds From Retail Suppliers Prior To Commercial Operation

Staff of the Maryland PSC said that it is, "not completely clear," in the text of an applicable regulation that an administrator which will bill retail electric suppliers for offshore wind RECs (OREC) is prevented from collecting funds from suppliers prior to commercial operation of an eligible offshore wind project (OSW Project COD)

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Directs Retail Suppliers To File Plans To Achieve Carbon Reduction Targets

 

March 26

Updated With Written Order:
Texas PUC Adopts Electricity Relief Program Which Reimburses Retail Electric Providers, At Standard Rate, For Unpaid Bills Due To Disconnect Moratorium During COVID-19 Emergency

Modifications Made To Funding Rate, Other Details

Exception To Late Payment Rule Adopted

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today voted to adopt an Electricity Relief Program that will reimburse retail electric providers for energy charges associated with providing continuity of service to residential customers during a disconnection moratorium during the COVID-19 Emergency

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Start-up "OE Retail Services" Seeks Ohio Broker License

OE Retail Services LLC applied for an Ohio electric broker/aggregator license

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PPL Seeks To Offer Renewable Energy Supply Option To Non-Shopping Default Service Customers

Proposes Change To Standard Offer Customer Referral Program To Move Participants Back To Default Service At End Of Retail Supply Term If Customer Does Not Affirmatively Select Choice

Seeks To Terminate Ability Of Customer Assistance Program Customers To Take Competitive Retail Electric Supply

Files New Default Service Plan, Would Remove Renewable Compliance Costs From Full Requirements Wholesale Contracts

PPL Electric Utilities has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed electricity default service plan (DPS V) for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025 that would, among other things, allow PPL to offer non-shopping default service customers a 100% renewable energy option.

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Texas PUC Chair: Retail Electric Providers "Should Stop" Door -to-Door Marketing While Shelter At Home In Effect

During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Chair DeAnn Walker was asked about door-to-door marketing by retail electric providers

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March 25

Update: Former Spark Energy CEO Nathan Kroeker Enters Into Transition & Resignation Agreement

Spark Energy, Inc. ('Spark' or the 'Company') announced in an 8-K that ...

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Just Energy Receives Continued Listing Standards Notice From NYSE, Regarding Failure To Maintain Average Closing Share Price Of At Least US$1.00

Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced that, on March 23, 2020, it received written notification from the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") that it was not in compliance with ...

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Multiple Retail Suppliers Billed Rates In Excess Of 19¢/kWh For Months In 2019, As High As 24¢

Mean Billed Rates Exceed 13¢ For Some Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating have filed responses to an interrogatory in a Connecticut PURA proceeding concerning potential changes to the purchase of receivables mechanism, including the highest and average rates billed by retail electric suppliers

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AOBA Alliance Seeks Aggregator License In New State

AOBA Alliance Inc. applied for a ...

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New ESCO Receives Initial Determination Of ESCO Eligibility In New York
• Crown Energy Services Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

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PUC Discloses Pricing From Default Service Auction

A PUC has disclosed winning prices from a March 2020 auction for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Enters Into Definitive Agreement With Carl C. Icahn

 

ERCOT Defers Consideration Of Several Proposals To Improve Payment Processes, Will Move Forward With One Proposal

ERCOT, which recently held a market payment processes workshop to discuss several proposed changes to improve payment processes, issued a market notice stating that it will defer all improvement proposals, except one

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RetailEnergyX: Demand Response Provider Secures Agreement With Municipal Aggregation

 

March 24

Texas PUC Chair Proposes Electricity Relief Program That Would Reimburse Retail Electric Providers, At Standard Rate, For Unpaid Bills Due To Disconnect Moratorium During COVID-19 Emergency

Program To Be Funded Via New TDU Rider Applicable To All Customer Classes

Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn Walker has proposed for consideration at the PUC's upcoming open meeting an Electricity Relief Program that would reimburse retail electric providers for energy charges associated with providing continuity of service to residential customers during a disconnection moratorium during the COVID-19 Emergency

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TXU Working With Texas PUC, Governor On Bad Debt "Backstop Mechanism"; Recovery Of Bad Debt From Coronavirus Emergency

Vistra CEO Says Bad Debt Could Double

Vistra "On The Lookout" For Acquisition Of Stressed Retail Providers

Curt Morgan, Vistra Energy's president and chief executive officer, said during a Wolfe Research fireside chat that Vistra, which owns various retail energy providers in Texas including TXU, is working with the PUC and other stakeholders on a bad debt "backstop mechanism" in light of the current coronavirus emergency

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New York Agency Reminds That Unsolicited Telemarketing Calls Are Illegal During State Of Emergency

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminded businesses that, pursuant to a recently adopted state law, unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to anyone in an area subject to a declared state of emergency are prohibited

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New Illinois Energy Affordability Inquiry To Examine Number Of Customers Served By Alternative Retail Suppliers Subject To Disconnection For Non-Payment

Low-Income Customer Access To Community Solar, Distributed Generation To Also Be Considered

The Illinois Commerce Commission's new inquiry into energy affordability will include an examination of the number of customers subject to disconnection that are served by alternative energy suppliers, as well as customer access to community solar and energy efficiency programs

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RetailEnergyX: LIPA To Vote On Allowing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

 

NRG Energy Generating Units In ERCOT Returning From Mothballed Status Sooner

On March 23, 2020, ERCOT received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for the following Generation Resources:

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PUC Opens Inquiry To Implement New Thermal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), Level Of Alternative Compliance Payment For Retail Suppliers

A PUC opened an inquiry to implement new thermal renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements created by legislation enacted last year.

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March 23

Report: Retail Electric Supplier Targeting Low-Income Households Amid Public Health Crisis, Says Utility Rates Will Rise Due To COVID-19

A consumer assistance agency reported that ...

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Texas REP Warns PUC Of Bankruptcy Of Several Retail Providers If Pandemic Drags On, Mitigating Actions Not Taken By PUC

Seeks Funding For Customer Assistance, Extended Due Date For REP Payments To ERCOT, TDUs

Suggests "Market Standard Of Conduct" For REP Prices, Fees During Pandemic

Lower Collateral, Loans For REPs Also Suggested

The president of a Texas retail electric provider filed a letter with the Texas PUC expressing concern with the strain being placed on the retail market by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and suggested actions to prevent defaults by retail providers, including a funded customer assistance program, and extended deadlines for payments by REPs to ERCOT and TDUs

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Texas Legal Services Center Petitions Texas PUC For Disconnection Moratorium

Texas Legal Services Center and several other similar groups have petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas for an emergency rule to, among other things, apply a moratorium on utility shutoffs to residential utility services statewide during and for 30 days after the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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Residential Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate To Increase 80%; Commercial POR Discount Doubles

A utility filed new POR discount rates

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Brokers, Shopping Services Ranked In Inc List Of Fastest Growing Private Texas Companies

 

ISO Opposes Retail Supplier's Petition At FERC For Billing Adjustment

ISO New England filed an answer at FERC opposing a petition filed by ...

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Retail Energy Supply Association Issues Statement Regarding COVID-19

The Retail Energy Supply Association issued the following statement regarding COVID-19.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Appointed To Assume Customers Of Failed U.K. Retailer

 

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RetailEnergyX: Updated PG&E Bankruptcy Commitments Provide For Sale Process, To State Or Other Party, If Chapter 11 Plan Not Confirmed

 

 

March 20

Attorney General's Emergency Price Gouging Regulation Ostensibly Applies To Retail Energy Suppliers, Current Pricing

Price Is "Unconscionably High" If "Gross Disparity" Exists Versus Similar Product (Default Service)

An Attorney General in a retail choice state announced today the AG's office has filed an emergency regulation to prohibit price gouging of essential products and services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, with the language of such regulation ostensibly encompassing retail electric and natural gas suppliers and the potential current pricing of some suppliers

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Connecticut PURA "Strongly Encourages" Retail Electric Suppliers To Cease Door-to-Door Marketing

Will Monitor "Compliance" With "Request"; Investigating Legal Remedies For Enforcement

Also Warns Against "Illegal Telephonic Marketing" During Crisis

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced that it is "strongly encouraging" retail electric suppliers to cease all door-to-door sales, effective immediately, in response to the current public health emergency in the state.

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People's Counsel Using Investigatory Authority To Conduct "Study" On Retail Energy Market, Seeks To Compel Utility To Provide Retail Supplier Billing Rate Information

OPC Seeking Information On Retail Supplier Rates Billed To Low-Income Customers; Number Of Such Customers Served

An OPC is conducting a study examining the energy bill impact, quality of services, and viability of retail energy suppliers

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New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO Concerning Use Of Change-in-Law Clause To Adjust Fixed Rate Contracts Due To Utility Tariff Change Resulting From Annual Capacity Process

The New York PSC issued a show cause order to ...

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Oncor Extends Suspension Of Disconnections For Non-Pay, Provides Updated Resumption Date

Oncor on March 19 informed retail electric providers that it is suspending disconnects for non-pay (DNPs) for ...

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Utility's Residential POR Discount To Fall From Over 3% To Less Than 1%

Utility Seeks Changes To POR Discount Calculation

A utility has filed updated POR discount rates

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Energy Supplier Ceases To Trade, Supplier To Be Appointed To Assume Customers

 

 

Retail Supplier Parents, Brokers, Pa. PUC Among Those Requesting That PJM Capacity Auction Schedule Be Resumed "As Quickly As Possible"

An ad hoc group of stakeholders identifying itself as the "the Competitive Markets Coalition", which includes several integrated generation and retail energy supply companies as well as a representative of brokers, urged FERC to act expeditiously on a PJM minimum offer price rule (MOPR) capacity market compliance filing, such that the cycle of capacity market auctions can be restored, "as quickly as possible."

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Group Claims Residential Solar Industry, "Will Grind To A Halt," Absent Sought Interconnection Rule Waivers In Maryland

 

March 19

Updated
New Jersey BPU Adopts Door-to-Door Sales Ban For Retail Energy Suppliers

The New Jersey BPU today voted to adopt a mandate that ...

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Broker Asks PUC To Forgo Collection Of Assessments Due To Coronavirus, In-Person Marketing Suspension

A broker filed with a PUC a request that the PUC forgo collection of an annual fiscal assessment

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PUC Discloses Winning Suppliers From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning suppliers from a February 25 auction for a portion of Duke Energy Ohio's electricity standard service offer load for the period starting June 1, 2020

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Energy Marketing Conferences To Hold Free Webinar With Retail Energy Leaders On Industry Response To Coronavirus

Energy Marketing Conferences will hold a free webinar, on March 25 at 11am ET, concerning the retail energy industry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, entitled, "Surviving & Thriving Despite Coronavirus."

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FERC Denies Rehearing Of Prior Finding That MISO Zone 4 Capacity Rates From 2015/16 Auction Were Just And Reasonable

FERC has denied rehearing of its prior finding that the results from the Midcontinent ISO 2015/16 Planning Resource Auction for Local Resource Zone 4 were just and reasonable

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Updated:
Illinois Adopts Emergency Order Imposing Moratorium On In-Person Solicitations By Retail Energy Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission adopted an emergency order imposing a moratorium on ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Energy Provider Enters Loan Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Opens Comprehensive Proceeding On Customer, System Energy Data Access, Use

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Notes Challenges From TDU's Disconnection Suspensions, Suggests Return Of Lite-Up Program

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Submits MOPR, Capacity Market Compliance Filing At FERC

 

 

March 18

New Jersey BPU Set To Consider Door-to-Door Sales Ban For Retail Energy Suppliers On March 19

At an emergency meeting tomorrow (March 19), the New Jersey BPU is to consider ...

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Updated:
Illinois Adopts Emergency Order Imposing Moratorium On In-Person Solicitations By Retail Energy Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission adopted an emergency order imposing a moratorium on ...

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Illinois Opens Notice Of Inquiry Regarding "Energy Affordability"

Formal Disconnection Moratorium Adopted

The Illinois Commerce Commission has opened a Notice of Inquiry regarding "energy affordability"

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Power Marketing Cooperative Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

A power marketing co-op has sought a retail supplier license in ...

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Updated:
Oncor, AEP Texas, TNMP Suspend Disconnects For Non-Pay

CenterPoint-TDU Suspending Disconnection For Non-Payment

The four large TDUs with retail electric choice in ERCOT has suspended DNPs

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Constellation Suspending Service Disconnections

Constellation announced that ...

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National Grid Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates To Fall 30%

Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for residential and commercial customers for the six-month period beginning May 1, 2020, and for industrial customers, for the three-month period beginning May 1, 2020

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Just Energy Issues Statement Concerning Shareholder Meeting Requisition From Rob Snyder

Just Energy Group Inc. issued the following news release concerning the request from Rob Snyder, as Trustee for The Robert L. Snyder Trust - 2005 Stream, for a special meeting of the shareholders to consider modifying the size of the company's Board of Directors, to remove certain current board members, and to consider various individuals to fill vacancies created by such proposed action

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NRG Retail Suppliers Seek Further Extension Of Deadline For ESCOs To Offer Compliant Products Under New York PSC Retail Market Reset Order

The NRG retail energy suppliers have requested that the New York PSC grant an additional ninety (90) day extension from the current May 11, 2020 compliance deadlines (Ordering Clauses 1 and 2) set forth in the New York Public Service Commission’s retail energy reset order

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Retail Suppliers Seek Halt To CAISO Resettlement

Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. and the Alliance for Retail Energy Markets filed a motion at FERC seeking an emergency order immediately instructing the California ISO to cease its plans to, as described by petitioners, "unilaterally" issue invoices and resettle the market to address a FERC order on the re-allocation of must-offer generation commitment costs

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March 17

Updated
Ohio Directs Retail Energy Suppliers To Halt Door-To-Door, In-Person Marketing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued an order directing Ohio’s competitive natural gas and electric providers to halt door-to-door and in-person marketing to avoid unnecessary social contact.

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Update:
Oncor, AEP Texas, TNMP Suspend Disconnects For Non-Pay

CenterPoint-TDU Suspending Disconnection For Non-Payment

The four large TDUs with retail electric choice in ERCOT has suspended DNPs

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Rob Snyder Sends Letter To Just Energy Seeking Special Meeting Of Shareholders To Consider Sought Board Changes, Nominees

Canadian Regulations Grant Shareholders Right To Call Meeting If Board Declines Request

Rob Snyder, as Trustee for The Robert L. Snyder Trust - 2005 Stream, on March 17 sent a letter to Just Energy Group Inc. requesting that the company call a special meeting of the shareholders to consider modifying the size of the company's Board of Directors, to remove certain current board members, and to consider various individuals to fill vacancies created by such proposed action

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Ohio Consumers' Counsel Seeks Immediate, Indefinite Halt To Door-to-Door Retail Energy Sales

OCC: States Can't Rely On Industry To "Self-Regulate", Citing Recent Abuses

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, "immediately and indefinitely halt energy marketers’ door-to-door sales, so as to protect Ohioans from the coronavirus."

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Centrica Announces New Interim CEO, Announces New Chairman, Other Board Changes

Centrica announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas PUC Encouraging Retail Electric Providers To Help Customers Affected By Coronavirus

 

 

Update: Retail Energy Supplier Details Coronavirus Risk in 10-K

A retail energy supplier has filed ...

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Wind-Solar Group: Retail Market "Flaw" Of Allowing Non-Creditworthy Retail Suppliers Harms Long-Term Contracting To Support Renewable Development

Says Regulators Should Ensure Retail Suppliers Are "Sufficiently Creditworthy" To Execute Long-Term Contracts

>The Wind-Solar Alliance published a report entitled, "Retail Electric Market Structure Reforms In Support Of Resource Adequacy And Clean Energy Deployment," which states, "insufficient creditworthiness standards" for retail electric providers in non-ERCOT states, "affect the ability of retailers to procure supply," and therefore discourages long-term contracts needed for generation development

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Updated: In-Person Marketing Suspension Applies To Non-Residential and Residential

Pennsylvania PUC Suspends Door-to-Door, In-Person Marketing Activities For Retail Energy Suppliers

Consumers Urged To Report Any Such Sales Activity To PUC

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille today signed an emergency order suspending all door-to-door, in-person and public event sales activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers in the Commonwealth’s retail energy markets.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Customers Overpaying By $4 Billion In PJM Capacity Market Due To Over-procurements

 

 

From 3/6:
Virginia Senate, House Both Pass Scaled Down Bill Allowing Limited Pilot For Handful Of Customers To Aggregate Non-contiguous Sites To Take Competitive Retail Supply

The Virginia Senate has passed a substitute for HB 889, with the substitute significantly reducing the retail electric choice provisions versus the original version passed by the House

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From 3/9:
Both Virginia Houses Agree To Re-enactment Clause For Bill That Would Solidify 100% Renewable Exception For Competitive Retail Supply

Both Houses of the Virginia General Assembly have agreed to a re-enactment clause added to HB 868, the stand-alone bill addressing the current renewable electricity exemption for competitive electricity supply

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March 16

Pennsylvania PUC Suspends Door-to-Door, In-Person Marketing Activities For Retail Energy Suppliers

Consumers Urged To Report Any Such Sales Activity To PUC

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille today signed an emergency order suspending all door-to-door, in-person and public event sales activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers in the Commonwealth’s retail energy markets.

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Reliant Pausing Payment-Related Disconnections

Reliant announced a series of actions to support customers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic

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Retail Energy Supplier Suspends Door-To-Door Sales Activity Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

A retail energy supplier announced that it has chosen to suspend door-to-door sales activity in all of its service territories due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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TXU Energy Announces Customer Assistance Actions During Coronavirus Pandemic

Austin Energy, CPS Energy Suspend Disconnections

TXU Energy announced a series of steps it has taken to help customers that may incur economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic

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National Grid Residential POR Discount To Increase 20%, To Above 3%

Commercial POR Discount Nearly Doubles

National Grid has filed new proposed purchase of receivables discount rates

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Moody's Downgrades Centrica (Direct Energy Parent) Credit Ratings

Centrica issued a statement noting the announcement from Moody's Investor Service (Moody's) that ...

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Energy Services Provider Seeks Clarification From Regulator Whether Its Billing Service Model Requires It To Be Registered As Natural Gas Seller

Seeks clarification whether billing service requires registration as 'seller'

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Names Executive Vice President, Compliance & Audit

 

PUC Staff Recommend That Default Service Auctions Be Modified So That Capacity Treated As Pass-Through Charge

Staff of a PUC have recommended that ...

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Citing Retail Growth Strategy, Energy Harbor (f/k/a FirstEnergy Solutions) Rescinds Deactivation Notice For Nuclear Generating Plant In Pennsylvania

Energy Harbor Corp. (f/k/a FirstEnergy Solutions) has notified PJM Interconnection of its decision to rescind the March 28, 2018, Deactivation Notices for its competitive nuclear generating station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.

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Update #3: Pennsylvania Prohibits Disconnections; ComEd Suspends Shutoffs

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam utility terminations.

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RetailEnergyX: Lubbock Power & Light Provides Status Update On Retail Choice Consideration

 

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RetailEnergyX: SunPower Touts Expansion Into "Energy Services" In Clearing ISO-NE Capacity Market With Aggregated Residential Solar Virtual Power Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bayford Acquires U.K. Retail Energy Supplier

 

March 13

New York Utilities Suspend Disconnections

PUCs Undertake Coronavirus Measures, Disconnection Moratoriums, New Utilities Added (Including States With Supplier Consolidated Billing)

FERC Cancels Monthly Meeting

Paper Filing Requirements Eased Or Eliminated

Several state utility regulators have undertaken actions in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus

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Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) Seeking Natural Gas Supplier Licenses In Multiple New States

Energy Harbor LLC (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) applied for ...

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PJM Proposes Schedule To Conduct 2022/2023 & Later Base Residual Capacity Auctions

During a stakeholder meeting yesterday, PJM proposed a schedule for the base residual capacity auctions (BRA) for 2022/2023, and later years, which have been delayed due to a FERC order

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(From March 12): Spark Energy Names Interim CEO, Names New COO

Spark Energy Names Interim CEO, Names New COO

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Texas Retail Provider To Use Trade Name CleanSky Energy

A Texas REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to use the trade name CleanSky Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Osaka Gas USA Forms Joint Venture For Solar+Storage, Community Solar, DERs

 

 

New Wave Energy Seeks Authorization To Serve New Service Areas

• Sunwave Gas & Power Seeks Authorization To Serve New Service Areas

• Fidelis United Energy Solutions Receives License In New State

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Nstar Expresses Concerns About Default Service Risk Premiums Under Latest City Of Boston Opt-Out Aggregation Schedule, If City's Supply Agreement Not Signed By April 30

Nstar (Eversource or "the Company") filed comments with the Massachusetts DPU stating that the City of Boston's latest proposed schedule for the City's municipal opt-out aggregation plan still exposes Nstar basic service customers, and shopping customers, to risk premiums, if the City does not execute a supply agreement, for a January 1, 2021 start date, by April 30, 2020

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CenterPoint-TDU Postpones Texas Retail Electric Provider Workshop

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC issued a notice stating that, in the interest of public health, the 2020 CenterPoint-TDU Competitive Retailer Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, April 30th has been postponed indefinitely

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Danly Confirmed By Senate As FERC Commissioner

The U.S. Senate has confirmed James Danly to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as Commissioner.

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RetailEnergyX: PowerMarket Partners With Solar One To Offer Community Solar At ConEd

 

March 12

Spark Energy Names Interim CEO, Names New COO

Spark Energy Names Interim CEO, Names New COO

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Genie Retail Energy To Enter New Markets, "Exploring An Opportunity In Georgia"

Notes Risks From Coronavirus

Records Goodwill Impairment Related To Prism Solar, Parts Ways With Prism CEO

Genie Energy Ltd. during an earnings call today discussed new markets for its U.S. retail energy supplier business organized under the Genie Retail Energy (GRE) segment

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Retail Energy Supplier Names Market Veterans As New CEO, CFO, Directors

Sanford Energy Associates, LLC d/b/a Powervine Energy has informed a state regulator of a new CEO and other executives

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PUC Opens Investigation Of Retail Supplier After Staff Alleges Supplier Has Charged, "Unconscionably High Rates"

Staff Seeking Up To $10 Million Forfeiture

A PUC has opened an investigation of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Industry's Rankings Of Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Includes Two Vertically Integrated States In Top 5; Only 4 Of Top 10 Are Retail Choice States

 

 

New COO Named For Company's Energy Marketing Holding Segment

A new COO has been named for a company's reporting segment which includes an energy marketer

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RetailEnergyX: Report: EDF Energy To Acquire U.K. Retail Supplier

 

Texas Retail Electric Provider, Previously Subject To Default, Provides Update On Discussions With PUC Staff To Re-enter Market

A REP, which previously had been subject to default under a TDU tariff, filed a status report with the Texas PUC concerning a docket addressing a pending petition from PUC Staff to revoke its retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Market Monitor Notes Reduction In Uplift Charges In State Of Market Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces New Solar Project In Virginia, Other Global Renewables

 

March 11

Broker Selected By U.S. Government Agency To Create Searchable Database Of "All" Electricity Rates In The U.S.

CEO: "Consumers In Deregulated Markets Overpay For Electricity Up To 30% Per Year", Or $10 Billion

A broker has been selected to ...

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Retail Supplier Returns Customers To Default Service, Sale Process For Exit From State Does Not Find Buyer For Customer Book

A retail supplier has returned customers to default service

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Utility Selects Retail Supplier To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers, Reports Bids

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Broker Opens New Office As Part Of Northeast Expansion

A broker has opened a satellite office in ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Installing New Battery Storage At Local Energy Market Trial

 

New York ESCO Seeks Further Extension Of Deadlines For ESCOs To Offer Products Compliant With PSC's Reset Order, Other Provisions

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for an extension of the compliance deadline of various ordering clauses under the New York PSC's retail energy market reset order, stating that various issues remain unresolved.

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PUC Discloses Winning Prices From Default Service Auction

The winning prices from a March 2020 auction for Standard Service Offer (SSO) supplies at ...

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March 10

Broker Affiliated With TXU Raises Series B Funding, Sets Texas Market Entry

EnergyBot, a trade name of Blitz Ventures, announced that it successfully raised a new round of series B funding.

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PSC Staff Recommend $25,000 Fine Against Retail Supplier

OPC Alleges "Outrageous" Sales Call

Staff of the Maryland PSC have recommended in testimony that the PSC impose a civil penalty in the amount of $25,000 on ...

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Oncor To Issue Another Credit To Retail Electric Providers To Reflect Interest Rate Savings

Oncor will again issue a credit to retail electric providers, under Rider ISR - Interest Savings Refund, additional amounts from interest rate savings related to Oncor's acquisition by Sempra

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier No Longer Accepting Customer Letters Of Authority From Brokers Unless Broker Agreement Signed (U.K.)
--- Cites Number Of Bogus Customer LOAs From Brokers

 

 

Utility With Retail Choice Proposes Time Of Use Supply Rate Pilot For SOS Customers

Pilot Customers Would Also Be Allowed To Purchase 100% Renewable Power While Supplied By Utility

Utility Seeks To Defer Implementation Costs Until Next Rate Case

An EDC has filed a proposed residential supply rate (SOS) Time of Use rate pilot

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From 3/5: Report: Legacy Variable Rate Customers (Less Than 10% Of Market) Account For Nearly Half Of Aggregate Cost Above Default Service Paid By Retail Supplier Customers

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel published an analysis of retail electricity supplier customers who remain on legacy variable rates, stating that variable rate customers, who represent less than 10% of customers on competitive supply at Connecticut Light & Power, account for nearly 50% of the total cost that retail supplier customers pay in excess of default service

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy To Seek 1,700 MW Of Resources; Solar, Storage, Firming

 

March 9

PECO Withdraws Prepay Plan From Pa. PUC Consideration

PECO has withdrawn its proposed prepay pilot program from the Pennsylvania PUC

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Illinois Utility Seeks Authority To Own, Operate Local Solar & Battery Storage Facilities

Ameren Illinois has announced proposed legislation called the Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act

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PSC Orders Retail Supplier To Issue Refunds To Customers

A PSC ordered ...

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. AG Favors Adoption Of Dynamic Retail Pricing Options

 

PSC Launches New Electric Choice Shopping Website

A Public Service Commission has unveiled a new electricity shopping website with enhanced functionality and features

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City Of Dayton Selects Retail Supplier For Renewable Transition

The City of Dayton, Ohio said that ...

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Both Houses Agree To Re-enactment Clause For Virginia Bill That Would Solidify 100% Renewable Exception For Competitive Retail Supply

Both Houses of the Virginia General Assembly have agreed to a re-enactment clause added to HB 868, the stand-alone bill addressing the current renewable electricity exemption for competitive electricity supply

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PUC Declines To Modify RPS Obligation Based On REC Market Conditions, Despite Objections From Retail Supplier

A PUC declined to modify ...

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RetailEnergyX: From 5/3: Five Texas Retail Electric Providers Nominated For Best Electricity Company In Houston

 

March 6

Energy Harbor (Formerly FirstEnergy Solutions) To Enter Texas Retail Electric Market, Additional States

Energy Harbor Seeks Ohio Natural Gas Supplier License

Energy Harbor LLC applied for a ...

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Regulator, Seeking Party Responsible For "Deceptive" Telemarketing Calls, Orders All Retail Suppliers To Report Recent Telemarketing Activity, Seek Vendor Attestations

Regulator Is Seeking Party Responsible, "To Avoid Having To Take Other Action, Which Could Impact All Suppliers"

"Unacceptable" Calls Claim Customers Being Overcharged, Can Avoid State-Mandated Fees By Switching

A regulator recently issued a notice to all retail electric suppliers, directing the suppliers to obtain from their vendors attestations concerning their recent telemarketing activity, after the regulator learned of calls that are, "misleading and deceptive."

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PSC Raises Concern With Retail Supplier's Recent Lack Of Responsiveness To Complaint Inquiries

PSC Holds Consideration Of License Application Of Broker Affiliated With Supplier Due To Such Concerns

A PSC has raised concerns with ...

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Virginia Senate, House Both Pass Scaled Down Bill Allowing Limited Pilot For Handful Of Customers To Aggregate Non-contiguous Sites To Take Competitive Retail Supply

Revived Bill Allowing Customers To Take 100% Renewable Energy From Supplier Regardless Of Utility Green Offering Passed By Senate, Differs From House

The Virginia Senate has passed a substitute for HB 889, with the substitute significantly reducing the retail electric choice provisions versus the original version passed by the House

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RetailEnergyX: Maine PUC Votes Against Stipulations Regarding Sale Of Emera Maine To ENMAX

 

 

Arizona Municipal Aggregation Proponents: Model Where Utility Continues To Supply Standard Offer Service A "Better Fit" Than Model Removing Utility From Supply Role

Says Limiting Residential Choice To Municipal Aggregation Has, "Less Risk And Better Consumer Protections"

A number of environmental and renewable energy advocacy groups and individuals representing the solar industry around Arizona, who support municipal aggregation, filed a letter (hereafter, "CCA letter") with the Arizona Corporation Commission stating that the "Draft B" rules for electric customer choice, under which utilities would continue to provide a standard offer supply service, are a "better fit" for the state that the "Draft A" rules, which would remove utilities from any supply role after a brief transition period

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PUC Sets Prehearing Conference, Settlement Process For Broker Complaint Case In Which Complainant Broker Has Asked PUC To Rescind Contracts Between Retail Suppliers, Customers Which Were Arranged By Competitor Alleged To Be In Violation Of Licensing Requirement

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set a procedural schedule to address ...

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ERCOT Schedules Workshop On Advanced Meter System (AMS) Implementation For Interval Data Recorder (IDR) Meter Customers

ERCOT is hosting a workshop to discuss issues related to the Advanced Meter System (AMS) implementation for Interval Data Recorder (IDR) Meter customers.

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March 5

Retail Energy Concierge Service Says Regulator Should Prohibit Retail Supplier Prices In Excess Of Default Service Rate

A broker filed comments stating that a regulator should prohibit competitive suppliers from offering supply rates above the default service rate

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Report: Legacy Variable Rate Customers (Less Than 10% Of Market) Account For Nearly Half Of Aggregate Cost Above Default Service Paid By Retail Supplier Customers

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel published an analysis of retail electricity supplier customers who remain on legacy variable rates, stating that variable rate customers, who represent less than 10% of customers on competitive supply at Connecticut Light & Power, account for nearly 50% of the total cost that retail supplier customers pay in excess of default service

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ERCOT Schedules Workshop To Discuss Shortening The Existing Settlements Timeline

ERCOT will be hosting a workshop to discuss opportunities for shortening the existing Settlements timeline.

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Resources Reports Growth In Natural Gas Marketing Segment

 

 

New York Residential Electric Customers On Competitive Supply Largely Flat Statewide During 2019 (Declines Offset By Municipal Aggregation)

Residential Natural Gas Migration Declines

The New York PSC posted year-end electricity and natural gas migration reports for the year 2019

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Updated: Spark Energy Sells Japanese Joint Venture; Reports Electricity Unit Margins Returning To Normal Versus Year-Ago

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") said in reporting earnings today that it sold its Japanese joint venture for ...

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ERCOT Expects Record Electricity Use This Summer, Releases Expectations For Load, Capacity

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) expects record electric use this summer and grid conditions similar to summer 2019.

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March 4

New Retail Energy Supplier Announces $1.5 Million In New Funding

"A New Kind of Energy Company," With Prosumer-Focused, Energy-As-A-Service Retail Supplier Model

A new retail energy supplier, which describes itself as, "a new kind of energy provider," today announced the close of its $1.5 million Pre-Seed round

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Another State To Use Capacity Proxy Price For Default Service Auctions Due To Lack Of PJM Forward Capacity Price

Staff of a PSC have recommended ...

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Broker Names New Directors of Sales, Operations

A broker has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: City Of Albany, NY Authorized Opt-out Municipal Aggregation, Will Issue RFP
--- Website Says Aggregation "Combat[s]" Predatory Sales Practices Of ESCOs

 

Broker Reports Customer Growth

A broker reported customer growth and other metrics

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Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service Provider Seeks Broker Licenses In New States

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City of Saratoga Springs, New York, Joins Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

The City of Saratoga Springs and the Town of Niskayuna have joined ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica, Volkswagen Announce EV Enablement Partnership

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd To Provide Personal Reliability Reports To Residential Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Blackstone Acquires Battery Energy Storage Developer

 

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Files Changes To GTOP (Gas Sales and Transportation Operating Procedure Manual)

 

March 3

Retail Energy Veteran Launches New National Retail Energy Broker, Consultant

A retail energy vet has launched a new broker

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Virginia Senate Committee Reports Out Scaled Down Bill Allowing Limited Pilot For Handful Of Customers To Aggregate Non-contiguous Sites To Take Competitive Retail Supply

Committee Also Revives Bill Allowing Customers To Take 100% Renewable Energy From Supplier Regardless Of Utility Green Offering

The Virginia Senate's Committee on Commerce and Labor has reported out a substitute for HB 889 with the substitute significantly reducing the retail electric choice provisions versus the version passed by the House

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Retail Supplier Files Complaint At FERC Over Incorrect Assignment Of Load Obligation At RTO

A retail supplier has filed a complaint at FERC

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RetailEnergyX: Five Texas Retail Electric Providers Nominated For Best Electricity Company In Houston

 

 

Utility Reports Incorrect Retail Supplier Next Cycle Rate Information Included On Subset Of Customer Bills

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) informed the Connecticut PURA that an issue was discovered on February 20, 2020 concerning the next-cycle rate information that appeared on certain customers’ February bills.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Implements Visitation Restrictions On All ERCOT Facilities Due To Coronavirus Concerns; Stakeholder Meetings To Be WebEx Only

 

 

New NEM President Bill Kinneary Sets Forth Goals, Says Industry Must Develop More Effective Relationship With Regulators

Continued Recovery Of Commodity Costs In Delivery Rates A Key Focus

Bill Kinneary, who was recently named President of the National Energy Marketers Association, has outlined his focus as he begins to lead the organization.

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New York PSC Secretary Issues Notice Concerning Petitions For Rehearing Of Retail Energy Reset Order

The Secretary of the New York PSC issued a notice concerning petitions for rehearing of the PSC's previously reported December 2019 retail energy market reset order, and set a date for responses to the petitions

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RetailEnergyX: Complaints Against Retail Energy Suppliers Are Not Among Illinois Attorney General's Top 10 Categories Of Complaints

 

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RetailEnergyX: CPS Energy Moves To Study Electric Rate Structure

 

March 2

Rob Snyder, In Control Of 9.3% Of Just Energy Common Shares, Proposes Expansion Of Just Energy Board And Slate Of Board Candidates Including David Crane And Himself

Steven Murray, Dan O'Malley, Barry Smitherman Also Among Board Candidates Proposed For Consideration At Just Energy Annual Meeting

Rob Snyder, through the entity "The Robert L. Snyder Trust – 2005 Stream" (hereafter collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons"), has issued, in a letter to Just Energy Group Inc., a shareholder proposal to nominate six individuals for election to Just Energy's Board of Directors.

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EC Infosystems Announces New York City Office Expansion & New Location

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 New York City office move and expansion, now located at 112 W. 34th Street, Suite 17012, New York, NY 10120.

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Direct Energy Petitions New York PSC For Approval Of Green Gas Programs

Seeks Finding That Plans Meet Energy-Related Value Added Standard, Do Not Need To Meet Pricing Conditions Of Retail Market Reset Order

Direct Energy Services, LLC, on behalf of itself and its affiliate Gateway Energy Services Corporation (collectively, 'Direct Energy') petitioned the New York PSC to issue an "expedited" declaratory ruling, finding and declaring that ...

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Pepco-DC Residential Volumetric SOS Energy Charge Decreasing 9%, Small Commercial Rate Decreasing 5%

Proposes To Lower SOS Admin. Charge For Residential Customers

Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC new SOS electric generation rates for the period of June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.

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PUC Discloses Winning Retail Suppliers That Will Serve Default Service Customers

A PUC has disclosed ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Approves Nearly 2 Percentage Point Increase In Installed Reserve Margin (Capacity)

 

Start-up Led By Retail Energy Vet Receives Texas Aggregator License

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Says It Will Expand Electric Vehicle "Infrastructure" In Texas

 

February 28

NRG Discloses Aggregate Price, Customer Count For Small Retail Books Acquired In 2019

In a 10-K, NRG Energy disclosed information related to small retail energy customer book acquisitions which occurred in 2019.

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Vistra, TXU Parent, Reports Organic Residential Customer Growth In Texas

Retail Earnings Lifted By Acquisitions

CEO: Taking Company Private Would Not Be "Silver Bullet" To Valuation

Vistra Energy, the parent of TXU and several other retail energy brands, said in announcing full-year 2019 earnings that it organically grew its ERCOT residential customers counts in 2019, for the second year, "with strong customer acquisition and retention strategies and execution."

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Broker-Consultant Owned By Utility Holding Co. Records $25 Million Goodwill Impairment

The parent of a broker-consultant announced ...

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City Of Boston Asks DPU For "Full" Utility Customer List To Facilitate Mailings To Retail Supplier Customers, Who May Be "Unknowingly" Taking Service From Retail Supplier

Seeks To "Educate" Customers About Risks And Potential Responses To "Predatory Marketing" By Retail Suppliers

City Also Presses For Aggregation Approval, Suggests Process To Minimize "Uncertainty" Premium In Default Service

The City of Boston, which is seeking approval of an opt-out municipal aggregation for electricity, has asked the Massachusetts DPU to require that Nstar provide it with a "full" list of utility customers, not only those eligible for aggregation enrollment on an opt-out basis, so that the City can "educate" customers about risks and potential responses to "predatory marketing" by retail suppliers

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Parent of WGL Energy Reports Higher Retail Energy Marketing Margin

In reporting earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019, AltaGas Ltd., the parent of WGL Energy, reported ...

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Arizona Commissioner Seeks Workshop On Community Choice Aggregation

Following a Commission meeting on retail electric choice held earlier this week (see story here), Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy said that further workshops are warranted, and that, "I am particularly interested in learning more about Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and the potential benefits and costs to Arizona communities."

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RetailEnergyX: NYSEG, RGE File Report On Purchase Of Receivables Programs

 

Energy Harbor Receives Investment Grade Rating From Moody's

Energy Harbor Corp., the company formerly known as FirstEnergy Solutions whose restructuring process was completed this week, announced today that the company has received ...

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Texas PUC Rejects Aggregator Application Of Company Which Included Name "Power of Choosing Inc." In Application

The Texas PUC rejected without prejudice the application for an electric aggregator certificate of ...

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Revokes Market-Based Rate Authority Of Several Defunct Retail Suppliers

 

February 27

Updated: Pennsylvania PUC Says Costs Of "Tangible" Products "Distinct And Separate From Generation Service" Must Be Disclosed Separately By Retail Supplier

All Retail Supplier Offers Must Disclose A Price Per kWh (Including Flat Bill, At Set Usage Levels)

For Introductory Rate, Supplier Must Also Disclose Price Offered After The Introductory Period

Pa. PUC Prohibits Imposition Of Early Termination Fees In Final 30 Days, New Per kWh Price Disclosure Rules Adopted

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a final rulemaking concerning electric supplier rules and disclosure requirements

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Texas PUC Staff Proposing Changes To REP Complaint Scorecard On Power To Choose Site

During today's open meeting, Public Utility Commission Chairman DeAnn Walker said that Staff has shared with each of the Commissioners changes Staff has proposed to the retail electric complaints scorecard on the Power to Choose site

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Texas PUC Approves AEP Texas Rate Case Settlement; Pact Withdraws Proposed Inadvertent Gain Fee For Retail Electric Providers

Settlement Includes Tax Refund Rider Applicable To REPs, Unique To Central, North AEP Service Areas

Settlement Generally Adopts System-Wide Rates For AEP Texas, But Some Credits, Legacy Charges Remain Unique To Central, North Divisions

The Texas PUC approved without modification to the rates and terms applicable to delivery service and REPs a settlement among various parties to AEP Texas' rate case

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NRG CEO: "Still Some Opportunities" For Retail Acquisitions

NRG CEO Discusses Potential For Evaluation Of Taking Company Private

Retail Segment Reports Stable Margins, Customer Growth

During an earnings call today, NRG CEO Mauricio Gutierrez, in discussing capital allocation, said that ...

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FirstEnergy Solutions Completes Financial Restructuring, Emerges As Energy Harbor

Energy Harbor Corp., formerly known as FirstEnergy Solutions, announced today that the company has successfully completed its chapter 11 restructuring process and has emerged as an independent power producer and retail supplier no longer affiliated with FirstEnergy Corp.

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Eversource Enters Agreement To Acquire Gas Utility With Choice Program, Notes Potential For "Reduced Gas Supply Costs"

Eversource Energy announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase ...

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Broker-Consultant Holding Co. Announces Company Rebranding To Reflect Growing Portfolio Of Technology-Driven Solutions

A broker announced a rebranding

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RetailEnergyX: Post-Gazette: Pa. PUC Should Bar From Market Retail Energy Suppliers Engaging In False Sales Tactics, Impose Harsh Penalties

 

PUC Discloses Price From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved the results of a February 25 auction for ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Issues Notice Of Resettlement Of Regulation Billing

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC In Retail Choice State Opens Review Of Whether EV Charging Providers Are Utilities, Light Companies Under Statute

 

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Reports Financial Results For Energy Services Segment

 

February 26

PUC Rejects Customer Switch Block Mechanism Proposed By Staff

Will Allow Retail Suppliers To Bill "Non-Jurisdictional Service" On Utility Bills If Utility Offers Service To Others, Requires Nondiscriminatory Access -- Does Not Mandate Inclusion Of Retail Supplier Non-Jurisdictional Charges

PUC Rejects Utility Proposal That All Retail Supplier Charges Be "Summarized In One Price Per kWh"

Rejects Sought Requirement Shadow Billing Of Default Service

A PUC has rejected a switch block mechanism

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PUC Ends Monthly Assignment Program For Mass Market Customers Without A Supplier, Reinstates Auction-Based Rate As Default Option For Small Non-Residential Customers

Current Small Customers Of Retail Suppliers Under Monthly Variable Assignment Program Will Be Transferred Back To Utility-Procured Standard Offer

For Larger Customers Assigned Under Monthly Rate Program, Customers Will Now Be Re-assigned Every 12 Months

Rate Cap Now Imposed For Monthly Assignment Program

New Fee Imposed On Retail Suppliers

Suppliers Must Now Meet New Minimum Size Threshold To Participate In Customer Assignment Program

A PUC has approved a settlement under which a monthly assignment process of residential customers to retail suppliers will end

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Arizona Staff: In Most States, Default Service Rates Lower Than Retail Supplier Rates

Staff Cites "Bait & Switch", Termination Fees, Customer Complaints, Civil Penalties

Two Commissioners Seek Further Process, Workshops

Olson: Draft Retail Rules Need To Explicitly Include Community Choice Aggregation

During an Arizona Corporation Commission workshop on its investigation of retail electric choice, ACC Utilities Division Staff reiterated its previously articulated concerns regarding retail competition

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PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Pay $675,000, Exit From Non-shopping Customer Assignment Program

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

A PUC has approved ...

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Says Texas At Risk Of "Blackouts" In Opposing Arizona Electric Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tradition Energy Advises Vassar College on 100% Green Power Purchase

 

February 25

Calpine: Retail Business Exceeded Expectations For Residential Sales In Texas, C&I Sales

Reports Customer Data, Volumes

In a 10-K reviewing 2019 results, Calpine said that ...

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EC Infosystems Announces Fourth Annual User Conference at Four Seasons Orlando in February 2021

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 annual user conference will be held on February 10 - 12, 2021 at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida.

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Significantly Scaled Down Virginia Retail Energy Bill Held For Further Committee Consideration, Now Would Only Allow Eight Customers To Aggregate Load

A substitute for Virginia HB 889 was submitted to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, with the substitute significantly reducing the retail electric choice provisions versus the version passed by the House

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker

A broker has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Chair: We'll Be "Very Proactive" In Auditing Retail Energy Suppliers

 

Nstar Files New Default Service Rates For Eastern Service Area, Winning Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for ...

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New Default Service Rates At United Illuminating Approved

The Connecticut PURA approved new Last Resort Service rates at United Illuminating for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2020

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SOS Procurement Results In Record Low Prices

A recent SOS procurement resulted in record low prices, a post-auction report said

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of Utility With Retail Choice Program Selected For National Solar Installations By Shopping Center Developer

 

Utilities Report Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Connecticut electric distribution companies have reported winning Last Resort Service suppliers for the second quarter of 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Sierra Club MA Chapter Selects Provider For Affinity Community Solar Program

 

February 24

South Carolina House Passes Resolution To Require Study Of "Full" Retail Electric Choice

The South Carolina House has passed a joint resolution (H 4940) to require a study of electricity market reforms, including an examination of "full" retail electric choice

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Regulators Report "Numerous" Complaints About Electricity Suppliers Spoofing Utility Phone Number

Seek Public Help To Identify Perpetrators, So Formal Action Can Be Instigated

A PSC announced that ...

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Updated: CenterPoint Energy Announces Sale of Retail Supplier CenterPoint Energy Services, Names Buyer, Purchase Price

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its natural gas retail supplier business, CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES) to ...

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For Arizona, Retail Supplier Recommends Consideration Of Trading Market With, "Energy Pricing High Enough To Ensure That Sufficient Capacity Is Built," With No Explicit Requirement For Providers To Have Capacity

Retail Supplier Recommends "Mandatory" Financial Assurance Requirement In Arizona Retail Choice Rules

Stakeholders filed comments with the Arizona Corporation Commission concerning two draft proposals for retail electric choice from ACC Chairman Robert Burns and Commissioner Justin Olson

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RetailEnergyX: Corpus Christi, Texas Knocks Report From Bill Payment Vendor Which Placed City As Having Highest Utility Bills In U.S.

 

 

OCC Seeks To Require Written Authorization For Default Service Customers To Elect Optional Time Of Use Utility Supply Rate

Recommends Bill Guarantee For Non-Shopping TOU Rate Customers

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel has recommended that the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities be required to obtain written customer authorization for customers to be placed on an optional Time of Use generation rate

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Proposed Rehearing Order Addresses Recovery Of Capacity Costs For Utility Time of Use Supply Option For Non-Shopping Customers

A proposed order from an Illinois ALJ would maintain the design for Commonwealth Edison's electricity supply Rate RTOUPP – Residential Time of Use Pricing Pilot (TOU Pilot), for non-shopping customers, rejecting requests on rehearing to modify the recovery of capacity costs

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February 21

Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker-Consultant

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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AEP Energy Reports Higher Retail Margins, Customer Growth

AEP, in reporting earnings for the year 2019, said that its competitive retail segment (AEP Energy) saw higher retail margins and customer growth.

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Southern Co. Reports Retail Natural Gas Customer Growth Versus September (SouthStar)

Southern Co., the ultimate parent of Southstar Energy Services and related brands, reported a higher retail competitive natural gas customer count in its Gas Marketing Services segment versus September 30, 2019, in reporting fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Mainers On Competitive Retail Supply Spent $132 Million More Than SOS Over 7 Years
--- Single Supplier Account For $102 Million Of Total

 

 

Connecticut Utilities Wary Of Proposed Changes To Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Programs

Proposals Have Included Limiting POR For Uncollectible Accounts To Shadow-Billed Default Service Amount, Rather Than Actual Supplier Charges

Supplier-Specific Discount Rates Proposed By OCC

The Connecticut electric utilities raised several concerns with adopting any proposed changes to the current purchase of receivables (POR) mechanism and methodology

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February 20

Retail Supplier Acquires Book Of Customers

A retail supplier has acquired a customer book

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Attorney General Sues Retail Supplier, Seeking "Shut Down"

Seeks $77 Million In Customer Restitution, License Revocation

Suit Relies On "Explosive" Audio Recordings Of Sales Practices

An Attorney General (AG) filed a lawsuit against ...

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Electric Supplier Seeks Modification Of Maryland Offshore Wind Payment Obligation, Schedule

NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC ("NEM") filed with the Maryland PSC a Motion for Clarification, or in the Alternative Modification to clarify and/or modify the Renewable Portfolio

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RetailEnergyX: CEO Of Parent Of Retail Supplier Departs, Interim CEO Named

 

New Jersey Lifts Advanced Metering Pre-Approval Moratorium, Directs EDCs To File Petitions For AMI Implementation

The New Jersey BPU has lifted the moratorium on pre-approval of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) implementation programs

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A PUC has disclosed ...

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Residential Customers On Retail Supply Paid $38 Million More Than Default Service In 2019

 

 

In NYISO Capacity Market, FERC Subjects Storage, Special Case Resources To Buyer-Side Mitigation

Directs NYISO To Ensure That Exemptions For Renewables, Self-Supply Be "Narrowly Tailored"

FERC has approved a series of orders related to buyer-side market power mitigation in the New York ISO ICAP capacity market

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected By State Fund For Solar & Storage Projects, EV Chargers

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog Said To Favor Open Electric Market, Warning To Arizona Left Wrong Impression

 

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RetailEnergyX: AES Distributed Energy Secures $341 Million of Debt Financing, Will Fuel Growth In Northeast Community Solar Market

 

From 2/11:
Arizona Commissioners File Drafts To Implement Retail Electric Choice For All Customers

One Draft Would Rely On Utility Competitive Affiliate To Serve Non-Shopping Customers

All Suppliers Would Be Required To File Range Of Rates With ACC For Approval

"Written" Authorization Required For Customer Switch

Alternative Draft Would Limit Choice To Customers 100 kW Or Larger

Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Robert Burns and Commissioner Justin Olson have filed two proposed drafts to implement retail electric choice in Arizona

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February 19

Another Affiliate Of A Texas Retail Provider Registers As A Texas Electric Broker

An affiliate of a Texas REP has registered as a Texas electric broker

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Nstar Files New Default Service Rates, Supplier Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new large C&I customer basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning April 1, 2020

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California Department Of General Services Selects New Retail Energy Supplier

The State of California's Department of General Services (DGS) has selected ...

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Files To Use Trade Name "Green Direct"

A retail electric provider filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to add the trade name Green Direct to its REP certificate

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FirstEnergy Advisors Says Ohio Broker Application, Name Comply With Corporate Separation Rules

Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home said in a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that its structure and name comply with applicable corporate separation rules and statutes, and that PUCO should approve its application without holding a hearing

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RetailEnergyX: Trader: ERCOT Using "Clintonian" Interpretation Of Protocols In Rejecting Price Correction For Spikes From May 2019 QSE Data Input Error

 

Texas PUC Approves REP Certificate Amendment To Reflect Name Change

• LED Lighting Provider Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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From 2/13: Virginia House Passes Bill That Would Allow All Customers To Purchase 100% Renewable Supply From Competitive Retail Suppliers, Regardless Of Utility Offering

Eliminates Contiguous Requirement For Aggregation To Take Competitive Supply If Supply Meets Renewable Threshold

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed HB 889, which would, among other things, allow all customers of the investor-owned utilities to purchase 100% renewable electricity from a competitive retail supplier regardless of any utility green offering

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February 18

Retail Energy Vet Joins Muni Aggregation Consultant As VP

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Pennsylvania Utility's Residential Default Service Rate To Be 1.7¢ Per kWh (44% Decline)

An EDC's default service rate will fall below 2 cents per kWh

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ESCO Seeks Waiver Of New York PSC Retail Market Reset Order To Offer Green Gas Products

An ESCO petitioned the New York PSC for a partial waiver of the Commission's retail energy reset order to allow Family Energy to offer two "green gas" product offerings

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RetailEnergyX: "Crowdfunding Campaign" Started To Launch Retail Electricity Provider

 

National Energy Marketers Association Proposes Principles Of ESCO Financial Assurance, Files With New York PSC

The National Energy Marketers Association has filed with the New York PSC "NEM’s Principles of ESCO Financial Assurance" for consideration at a February 26, 2020, stakeholder meeting concerning ESCO financial assurance

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Retail Supplier Offering Gamification Under 'Good User Rewards' Load Shaping Pilot

An Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification plan filed with ...

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Providers Selected To Offer Energy-as-a-Service To Hospital Membership Organization

Two energy providers announced an agreement with ...

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Sunwave Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

• Choice Energy Services Retail, LP Receives New Licenses

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Regulator Reschedules Hearing On Proposed New Retail Supplier Marketing Rules, Draft Order, Sets New Date

Previously Issued Draft Order Would Require Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

Suppliers Would Be Required To Disclose Default Service Rate In Sales Process & TPV

The Connecticut PURA has rescheduled the hearing on its previously reported proposed decision concerning new retail electric supplier marketing rules in Docket 14-07-20RE01

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RetailEnergyX: Vassar Selects Retail Electric Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Lawmakers Question If Central Maine Power Is Fit To Run A Utility Company

 

February 17

Former Retail Energy COO, Chief Strategy Officer Joins State Retail Energy Regulator

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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PSC Staff Recommend $100,000 Fine Against Retail Energy Supplier

OPC: E-TPV Process Is Integrally Related To Consumer Complaints

Staff of the Maryland PSC have recommended that the Commission impose a civil penalty in the amount of $100,000 on

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TEPA Concerned Proposed Texas Rule To Subject Brokers To Existing Consumer Protections Conflates "Retail Electric Services" With "Brokerage Services"

The Energy Professionals Association has filed comments with the Texas PUC on a proposal for publication that would amend the existing general customer protection rules to reflect oversight of brokers, expressing concern that the proposed manner of implementing the addition of brokers to the rule does not recognize fundamental differences between "retail electric services" and "brokerage services" as defined in SB 1497.

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New York Utility Files To Decrease POR Discount Rates

A New York utility has filed new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates with the New York PSC, to be effective April 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rejects, As Premature, ISO-Ne Filing To Terminate Non-Market Fuel Security Program Early

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels Selects Retail Electric Supplier For Texas Facilities

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. today announced a retail renewable energy agreement with ...

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FERC Approves Spinoff Of FirstEnergy Solutions Contemplated By Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

FERC has approved certain transactions to execute a spinoff of FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), and related competitive companies, to FES's creditors, as part of FES's bankruptcy reorganization plan

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February 14

AEP Texas Agrees To Withdraw Proposed New Inadvertent Gain Fee For Retail Electric Providers

Rate Case Settlement Includes Tax Refund Rider Applicable To REPs, Unique To Central, North AEP Service Areas

Settlement Generally Adopts System-Wide Rates For AEP Texas, But Some Credits, Legacy Charges Remain Unique To Central, North Divisions

Various parties, including AEP Texas, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, Cities Served by AEP Texas, Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, the Alliance for Retail Markets (ARM), and Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM) have filed a settlement in AEP Texas' rate case currently before the Texas PUC

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PUC Discloses Winning Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Default Service Customers, Tranches Won

A PUC has disclosed ...

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Update: PUC Directs Staff To Propose Capacity Flow-Through Default Service Product At Second Utility

A PUC has directed ...

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Now Lists Potential Criminal Or Civil Penalties From Illinois Lobbying Probe As "Risk Factor" In 10-K

 

Texas Retail Provider Files To Relinquish REP Certificate

A REP has filed to relinquish its certificate

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New Hampshire Town Among The First To Put Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Before Voters

A New Hampshire town has ...

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) has filed with PURA ...

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Cancels Licenses Of Two Brokers

 

Texas PUC Approves CenterPoint-TDU Rate Case Settlement; New Delivery Charges Set For Retail Electric Providers

The Texas PUC today approved a settlement in the base rate proceeding of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint Houston or CNP)

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Regulator Issues Preliminary Finding Of RPS Non-Compliance To Retail Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA has issued a notice of preliminary findings and determination regarding each retail supplier's and EDC's RPS compliance in the year 2017

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February 13

TXU-Affiliate EnergyBot Registers As Texas Electric Broker

A TXU affiliate registered as a Texas electric broker

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Centrica Reports North America Customer Growth In Home Energy Supply Segment

Reports "Significant Improvement" In North America C&I Retail Power Margins, Lifting Segment Earnings

Centrica "Exits" North America Connected Home Business

Centrica, the parent of Direct Energy, reported customer growth in its North America Home Energy Supply segment, as it reported preliminary results for the year 2019

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Arizona Commission Staff: Retail Suppliers Often Entice Customers With "Artificially Low Prices," Hope To Make-up Loss On Renewal Contract Or Book Sale

Arizona Staff Releases Supplemental Research Report On Retail Electric Choice, Cite "Complex" Nature Of Market Design, Reliability, Stranded Costs

Staff of the Utilities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission have filed a supplemental research report on retail electric competition, which includes an observation concerning what the report calls, "artificially low prices," that are "often" used to entice customers to enroll with a retail supplier

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Virginia House Passes Bill That Would Allow All Customers To Purchase 100% Renewable Supply From Competitive Retail Suppliers, Regardless Of Utility Offering

Eliminates Contiguous Requirement For Aggregation To Take Competitive Supply If Supply Meets Renewable Threshold

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed HB 889, which would, among other things, allow all customers of the investor-owned utilities to purchase 100% renewable electricity from a competitive retail supplier regardless of any utility green offering

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PUC Directs Staff To Propose New SOS Product With Capacity Flow-Through Provision, Expressing Concern SOS Customers Would Otherwise Miss Locking-In Favorable Prices On Long-Term Basis

Approves Adjustment To Utility's Default Service Procurement Due To Uncertainty In PJM Capacity Price

A PUC has directed ...

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PSC Denies Retail Supplier's License Application, As Staff Raises Concerns With Complaints In Other States

A PSC denied the application of ...

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Retail Energy Broker To Launch Additional Services, Debuts New Logo, Website

A broker announced that in the upcoming months it will launch new service offerings

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Now Developing Solar Project For City Of Philadelphia, PPA In Place

A retail supplier announced ...

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Update: PUCO Approves 30% Decrease In Default Service Price Adder At Dominion East Ohio

PUCO approved the results of the Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio (now d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio) for the period April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

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Update: PUC Approves Awarding Of 100% Of PIPP Load At FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities To Retail Supplier

PUCO approved results from an RFP for a retail supplier to serve 100% of the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load at the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities for the term June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Pol: Opt-out Aggregation Needed Because Customers Are "Overwhelmed" With Supplier Offers

 

Retail Supplier Offering Natural Gas At $2.16/mcf To Celebrate 2-16 Day In Area Code 216

A retail energy supplier is conducting a promotion to offer ...

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FERC Denies Retail Suppliers' Requested Stay Of Interest Charges Under ISO Compliance Filing To Allocate Prior Must-Offer Generation Costs To Multiple LSEs

FERC denied a motion to stay interest charges under a compliance filing from the California ISO which would implement FERC's prior order on rehearing that revised 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: Facebook To Purchase Attributes From New Dominion Energy Solar Facility

 

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RetailEnergyX: Subsidiary Of Korea Midland Power Enters Agreement With Turner-Backed Developer For 150 MW Solar Plant In Texas

 

February 12

Updated: PUCO Attorney Examiner Suspends Automatic Approval Process Of Broker Application Of FirstEnergy Advisors For Further Review

A Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Attorney Examiner has suspended the automatic approval process of the electric broker/aggregator application of Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors to allow for further review of the matter

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Default Service Price Adder To Decrease 30% At Dominion East Ohio

The Standard Choice Offer auction to set the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) at Dominion East Ohio (now d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio) for the period April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 saw the RPA established as ...

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Reliant Launches New Solar Offering In Texas

Reliant has launched a new solar offering for Texas residential customers -- Make It Solar

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RetailEnergyX: Texas State Senator Says Time To Review Whether Munis, Co-ops Should Be Required To Offer Electric Choice

 

Marathon Energy Announces Extension Of Credit And Supply Facility

Retail energy supplier Marathon Energy (Marathon) announced ...

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Philadelphia Selects Retail Supplier For Electricity Supply

Philadelphia has selected ...

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PSC Launches Compliance And Enforcement Unit, Chair Notes "Uptick" In Complaints

PSC Will Conduct "On-The-Spot" Investigations, Audits

A PSC is launching ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Launches Startup Accelerator to Fuel Innovation in Energy and Commodities Industries

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Chairman Taking Leave Of Absence Due To Unanticipated Medical Condition, Interim Chairman Named

 

Start-up New York Retail Supplier Receives Initial Determination Of ESCO Eligibility

A start-up retail energy supplier has received ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Partnership With Pittsburgh Penguins

A retail supplier announced ...

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PSC Approves Increase, From 0%, In Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rate For Residential Customers

--- Non-Residential POR Discount Decreases To 0%

A PSC has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates at ...

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PJM Interconnection Announces Executive Appointments

PJM announced today that the PJM Board of Managers has appointed ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Identifies "Potential Credit Risk" Associated With Upcoming Third Capacity Incremental Auction

 

February 11

Arizona Commissioners File Drafts To Implement Retail Electric Choice For All Customers

One Draft Would Rely On Utility Competitive Affiliate To Serve Non-Shopping Customers

All Suppliers Would Be Required To File Range Of Rates With ACC For Approval

"Written" Authorization Required For Customer Switch

Alternative Draft Would Limit Choice To Customers 100 kW Or Larger

Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Robert Burns and Commissioner Justin Olson have filed two proposed drafts to implement retail electric choice in Arizona

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New York DPS Staff Provide Guidance To ESCOs On Filing New Applications For Continued Eligibility To Serve Mass Market

Staff To Consider Compliance History Of ESCO's Management, Contractors In NY, Other States In Reviewing Eligibility

Staff of the New York Department Of Public Service provided guidance to ESCOs regarding Staff's review of ESCO eligibility applications.

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NOPEC, OCC Allege Commonality Of Management And Control Among New FirstEnergy Broker And Ohio Utilities Is A "Per Se" Violation Of Rules

Seek Hearing On FirstEnergy Broker License Application

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council and Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel alleged in a joint motion at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that the commonality of management and control among Suvon, LLC, doing business as FirstEnergy Advisors, which is seeking an Ohio electric broker license, and the FirstEnergy Ohio distribution utilities, "is a per se violation of R.C. 4928.17(A), which requires that a competitive retail electric supplier be 'fully separated' from its regulated utilities."

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State Launching New Retail Electric Shopping Website, Informs Suppliers Of Obligations

A PSC is set to launch later this month a new electricity shopping website

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Exelon Reports "Stable Retail Margins", Constellation Metrics In Releasing Earnings

In a fourth quarter earnings presentation to investors, Exelon reported various metrics for its Constellation retail business

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RetailEnergyX: Iron Mountain Selects Provider For Rooftop Solar

 

Power Logix Receives, Seeks Licenses In New States

Power Logix, LLC recently received ...

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February 10

Just Energy Provides Date For Anticipated Completion Of Strategic Review

Just Energy Revises Downward 2020 Base EBITDA Guidance From Continuing Operations, Free Cash Flow Guidance, In Announcing Earnings

Reports RCE Growth Since Sept. 30 Even With Focus On Profitability And, "Competitors Pricing Aggressively"

Average Realized Gross Margin Per Consumer RCE Higher

In announcing earnings for the quarter ending December 31, 2019, Just Energy Group Inc. said that it "anticipates" announcing a decision on its previously reported strategic review process by ...

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Start-up Texas Retail Electric Provider Names Several Energy Market Veterans As EVPs

A Texas REP has named ...

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SHOCK: Broker Asks PUC To Rescind Contracts Between Retail Suppliers, Customers Which Were Arranged By Competitor Alleged To Be In Violation Of Licensing Requirement

A broker has asked a PUC to return customers to their prior natural gas or electric supplier contracts in a dispute over whether a competitor is licensed

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RetailEnergyX: New York Utility Holding Co's Licensing Of Brand For Third-Party Warranty Program Causing Customer Confusion

 

Broker Names New President

A broker has named ...

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Virginia Committee Advances Bill That Would Allow All Customers To Purchase 100% Renewable Supply From Competitive Retail Suppliers, Regardless Of Utility Offering

A Virginia House of Delegates committee has reported favorably and advanced to a first reading in the House HB 889, which would, among other things, allow all customers of the investor-owned utilities to purchase 100% renewable electricity from a competitive retail supplier

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Another Utility Seeks To Modify Default Service Procurement Products Due To PJM Capacity Market Uncertainty

A utility sought approval to alter its SOS bid plan due to the lack of a base residual auction capacity price in PJM beyond May 31, 2022.

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RetailEnergyX: Impact On Customer Choice To Be Considered In El Paso's Texas CCN Case For New Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Propose Repealing Rule Governing General Land Office Retail Electric Program, Given Termination Of Statutory Authority

 

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RetailEnergyX: LS Power Names New CEO For Ravenswood

 

February 7

Regulator Asks For Comments On Limiting POR For Uncollectible Accounts To Shadow-Billed Default Service Amount, Rather Than Actual Supplier Charges

Also Seeks Comment On Supplier-Specific POR Discount Rates

Regulator Questions Current POR Approach, Notes Statutory Language Not Prescriptive

A regulator has sought comments whether POR, for uncollectible accounts, should be limited to the equivalent shadow-billed default service receivables, or whether supplier-specific discount rates should be used

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Maine Committee Recommends Not Passing Bill Ending Residential Electric Choice

Tables Bill Banning Door-to-Door Electricity Marketing, For Further Development

Work Session Includes Suggestion To License "People At The Door"

PUC Oversight Of Retail Supplier Rates, Capping At SOS Also Considered

Maine's joint Committee On Energy, Utilities and Technology yesterday voted 8-1 to recommend "ought not to pass" LD 1917, a bill which would completely prohibit residential electric choice, and place all residential customers on Standard Offer service, no later than January 1, 2022

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Commercial Default Service Rates Increasing On March 1

Previously Reported Residential West Penn Power Rate Revised, March 1 Rate Now A Decrease

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting March 1, 2020. West Penn Power has also filed a revision to its originally filed March 1 residential PTCDefault rate, with the new rate now reflecting a decrease versus the current rate

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Retail Electricity Suppliers Struggle To Compete With Standard Offer Rate

 

 

Houston-Based Retail Energy Broker Names New President, Expands To Canadian Markets

An energy broker has named ...

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ERCOT: Up To Nearly 2,500 MW Of REP/NOIE Price Responsive Demand Seen During August 2019 Peak

146 MW of Peak Rebate/Direct Load Control

ERCOT filed with the Texas PUC a report on demand response during the summer of 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Nearly 2,000 Complaints In Two Years Against Retail Suppliers

 

PUC Approves Change In Company's License From Retail Supplier To Broker/Marketer

The Pennsylvania PUC granted CIMA Energy Solutions, LLC an amendment to its EGS supplier license for CIMA Energy Solutions to serve as a broker/marketer, and to no longer be licensed as a load-serving retail supplier.

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Aggressive Energy Receives Gas Supplier License In New State

Aggressive Energy has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Supplier Affiliate Supplying Nike From Wind Farm

 

New York PSC Authorizes Renewal Of Three ESCOs' Ability TO Serve Low-Income Customers With Guaranteed Savings Plans

The New York PSC has approved the renewal of waivers for three ESCOs to allow such ESCOs to serve low-income (assistance program participant) customers with a guaranteed savings plan

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RetailEnergyX: Saint-Gobain Selects Wind Energy Provider, Assisted By Broker

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Denies Rehearing On POR Clawback Charge

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Default Retail Energy Price Caps Fall

 

February 6

Retail Supplier Returns Customers To Default Service

A retail supplier has returned all of its customers in a state to utility supply

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Stipulation Would End Monthly Assignment Program For Mass Market Customers Without A Supplier, Reinstate Auction-Based Rate As Default Option For Small Non-Residential Customers

Current Small Customers Of Retail Suppliers Under Monthly Variable Assignment Program Would Be Transferred Back To Utility-Procured Standard Offer

For Larger Customers Assigned Under Monthly Rate Program, Customers Would Be Re-assigned Every 12 Months

Rate Cap Would Be Imposed For Monthly Assignment Program

New Fee Would Be Imposed On Retail Suppliers

Suppliers Would Need To Meet New Minimum Size Threshold To Participate In Customer Assignment Program

A stipulation among retail suppliers, the Ohio Consumers' Counsel, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and Dominion Energy Ohio (Dominion) would revise Dominion's current monthly variable rate program (MVR), with a termination of the program for small volume customers, and the reinstatement of the Standard Choice Offer (SCO) for small non-residential customers

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Houston-Based Retail Energy Broker Names New President, Expands To Canadian Markets

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Retail Energy Veteran Joins Energy Advisor 5

Energy advisory firm 5 has named ...

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer Directed To Disclose Ownership Info To Public Citizen

 

 

Regulator Proposes New License Renewal Process, Would Suspend Supplier's License For Late Filings

Regulator Seeks Comment On Staff Marketing Rules

Staff Proposes That Suppliers Must Record Entirety Of Telemarketing Call

Comments Sought On Changing TPV Process To Interactive Discussion, Requiring Customer To Recite Price & Other Info

Proposal Would Bar Use Of Terms 'Action Requested', 'Urgent Notice About Your Utility Bill/Account' In Marketing

Staff Requests Utilities Develop 'Enroll With Your Wallet' Process

The Massachusetts DPU has sought formal comments on a variety of Department staff proposals concerning retail energy supplier marketing, enrollment, and licensing rules, in its ongoing retail market investigation in Docket 19-07

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Capacity Clearing Price For 2023-24 Term In ISO New England Is Lowest In FCA History

ISO New England's 14th Forward Capacity Market (FCM) primary auction (FCA #14), for the delivery year 2023-2024, closed at a preliminary clearing price of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former NRG Exec Name President Of Utility Holding Company (Includes Utilities With Choice Programs)

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Adopts Final Rule Requiring Utilities To Provide Customers With 10-Year History Of Default Service Rates, Uses Averages

 

February 5

Affiliate Of Northeast Utility Begins Offering Texas Residential Electric Service

An affiliate of a Northeast utility has begun offering electricity in Texas

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New Jersey Residential, Small C&I BGS Default Service Auction Results In Higher Prices Versus 2017 Rates Being Replaced

"Slightly" Higher Energy Costs For Customers

The New Jersey BPU has approved the 2020 procurement of contracts for one-third of the fixed price Basic Generation Service (BGS) default electric service

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Retail Suppliers Favor Higher Financial Security Requirements For Suppliers As Alternative To Accelerated RPS Compliance Schedule

RESA Proposal Would Exempt Suppliers With Years Of History Of Compliance From New Quarterly RPS Reporting

UI Says, If Quarterly Reporting Sought, Initial Load Data Reported To ISO-NE Should Be Used

Retail electric suppliers in Connecticut said that higher financial security requirement for retail suppliers are a better mechanism to address concerns of unmet RPS obligations (and unpaid alternative compliance payments) in cases of supplier default, versus proposals to accelerate the RPS compliance deadlines to minimize such risk

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Purchasing Group Names Top 10 U.S. Large Energy Buyers For 2019

 

Columbus International Airport Selects Retail Supplier

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority, assisted by an energy consultant, has selected ...

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Texas PUC Staff Updates Estimate Of ERCOT Capacity Used For Small Fish Swim Free Rule

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

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica's British Gas Launches New Brand Campaign, Emphasizing Company More Than "Just" An Energy Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Debuts New Bundled Roofing + Solar/Storage Finance Offering

 

February 4

Pa. PUC Staff Reminds Retail Suppliers Of Regulations Requiring Specific Intro For Door-to-Door Sales, Telemarketing

Says Phrases "Working With" Utility, Opening By Asking "Check Your Bill" Are Inappropriate, Possibly Contrary To Regulations

During a recent Pennsylvania PUC CHARGE (Committee Handling Activities for Retail Growth in Electricity) conference call with various members of the PUC Staff, the PUC's Bureau of Consumer Services reminded retail energy suppliers of specific regulations governing introductory statements in door-to-door sales and telemarketing, and said certain phrases are inappropriate and are possibly contrary to such regulations.

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Proposed Order Would Eschew Regulatory Staff's Sought Fine Against Retail Supplier Of Up To $1 Million; Would Order Refunds And License Cancellation That Were Previously Agreed To By Supplier

A proposed order from an Illinois ALJ would not impose an additional monetary penalty on ...

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CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (TDU) Says Texas PUC Should Consider, "Direct Utility Investment In Public EV Charging Stations"

Tesla Says PUC Should Determine Operators Of Commercial EV Charging Stations Are Not Retail Energy Providers

In comments in response to questions in a Texas PUC project concerning electric vehicles, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE) said that the PUC should, "consider encouraging direct utility investment in public EV charging stations in areas where competitive market forces may not reach."

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Imposes Civil Forfeiture On Retail Suppliers, Brokers; Warns Of License Revocation For Continued Non-compliance

 

 

Updates Coming To PA Power Switch Shopping Website, Solar Filter Option, More

The Pennsylvania PUC will soon implement further revisions to the PA Power Switch electricity shopping website

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From 1/29: U.S. House Energy Democrats Release Draft Language For CLEAN Future Act -- Customer "Right" To Clean Energy In Interstate Commerce

Would Compel RTO Membership For All Utilities

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released legislative text of the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act

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February 3

Pa. PUC Invites Comments On Need For Disclosure Of Broker Compensation, Broker's Affiliation With Retail Supplier

Possible Reporting Requirement For Suppliers Marketing A Price That Is "Significantly Higher" Than The Current Utility PTC

As part of an upcoming rulemaking to be opened on residential retail supplier marketing regulations, the Pennsylvania PUC’s Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) has invited informal comments on whether regulations concerning broker compensation disclosures should be developed, and whether a reporting requirement should be instituted for retail suppliers (EGSs) marketing a price that is "significantly higher" than the current utility Price to Compare (PTC)

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ConEd Electric POR Discount Rate Increasing, Gas Discount Rate Falling

Consolidated Edison has filed new purchase of receivable discount rates, effective February 1, 2020, for electricity and natural gas

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ConEd Files Corrected 12-Month Average Utility Supply Rates For ESCO Price Cap, Due To Computational Error

Consolidated Edison has filed revisions to correct its previously filed 12-month trailing average utility supply rates, which are to be used as a price cap for certain ESCO offers, due to an "inadvertent computational error" reflected in several of the originally filed rates

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RetailEnergyX: Verizon Extends Relationship With Energy Procurement Consultant

 

 

PSC Staff Seeks Revocation Of Retail Supplier License, $500,000 Fine

Staff, OPC Allege Postcard Mailing Does Not Exempt Supplier From Wet Signature Requirement For Telephonic Enrollments

Staff Says "Signed Contract" Required For Direct Mail Marketing, Citing COMAR's "Written Material" Language

The Retail Energy Supply Association has filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission a "guidebook" for retail electric choice that includes a proposed timeline which anticipates full market opening by July 1, 2023.

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RESA Proposes Full Arizona Market Opening By July 1, 2023

RESA: Community Choice Aggregation, As Currently Structured In Several States, "Is Not Real Competition Or True Customer Choice"

RESA Recommends Using CCAs, Subject To Sunset Date, During Four Year-Transition Phasing Utilities Out Of Default Supplier Role

The Retail Energy Supply Association has filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission a "guidebook" for retail electric choice that includes a proposed timeline which anticipates full market opening by July 1, 2023.

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New York Municipal Aggregator Expects To Serve 190,000 Households By Next Year

Joule Assets, via Joule Community Power, said that it expects to administer opt-out municipal aggregation (CCA) programs for more than 190,000 total households in 25 communities by this time next year.

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RetailEnergyX: European Provider Of Energy Management, Intelligence To C&I Customers Launching In Texas, U.S.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Heartland Institute Reviews Municipal Aggregations, Notes Higher Rates

 

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Pa. PUC I&E Bureau Seeking To Revoke License of Active Retail Supplier, Nearly $9 Million Fine, For Alleged Marketing Violations

I&E Alleges 179 Instances Of Unauthorized Switches By Slamming Or Upon False Information

I&E Alleges Several Unauthorized Switches Involved The Supplier Enrolling A Customer Who Was Deceased

I&E Alleges Nearly 4,000 Instances Where Supplier's Agent Attempted To Or Successfully Accessed Online Customer Accounts Without The Customer Consent

The Pennsylvania PUC announced in a news release that ...

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January 31

 

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Pa. PUC I&E Bureau Seeking To Revoke License of Active Retail Supplier, Nearly $9 Million Fine, For Alleged Marketing Violations

I&E Alleges 179 Instances Of Unauthorized Switches By Slamming Or Upon False Information

I&E Alleges Several Unauthorized Switches Involved The Supplier Enrolling A Customer Who Was Deceased

I&E Alleges Nearly 4,000 Instances Where Supplier's Agent Attempted To Or Successfully Accessed Online Customer Accounts Without The Customer Consent

The Pennsylvania PUC announced in a news release that ...

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87% Of State's Voters Ages 50+ Oppose Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

71% Favor Keeping Electric Choice, But With Stronger Consumer Protections

Nearly 90% Oppose Automatic Retail Supplier Contract Renewals Without Written Consent

Nearly 90% Support Keeping Utility-Supplied Default Service

A survey of Connecticut voters ages 50 and older conducted for AARP found that nearly nine in ten voters oppose opt-out municipal aggregation for electricity

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Update: Missouri Committee Rejects Electric Choice Bill

The Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee has rejected SJR 34 which would have required that the state put forth to voters a proposed constitutional amendment that would require the introduction of retail electric choice

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Start-up Led by Retail Energy Vet Seeks Texas Aggregator License

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RetailEnergyX: AG Says Customers On Competitive Retail Supply Paid $87 Million More Than Default Service In Past Year

 

PSC Reports Load, Customer Count Of Each Retail Supplier By Service Area

A PSC released its calendar year 2019 report on retail electric choice

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer Launches Website To Market Municipal Aggregation In New Hampshire, Named Consultant By Another Town

 

MEGA Forms New Municipal Aggregation Pool In New York With New Municipalities

Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) has created a new MEGA municipal aggregation group

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Grid Power Direct Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

Grid Power Direct has received ...

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Michigan Utilities File Final Amounts For 2020 Electric Choice Caps

Several Michigan electric utilities have filed their final 10% choice cap for 2020

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January 30

Missouri Bill Would Require Ballot Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Provide For Retail Electric Choice

A bill has been introduced into Missouri's state senate that would require that the state put forth to voters a proposed constitutional amendment that would require the introduction of retail electric choice

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Update: ConEd, More New York Utilities File 12-Month Average Utility Supply Rates For ESCO Price Cap

Additional New York utilities have posted 12-month trailing average utility supply rates, which are to be used as a price cap for certain ESCO offers

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Bill Banning Door-to-Door Retail Electric Sales Offered As Alternative To Prohibition On Residential Electric Choice

A bill prohibiting residential door-to-door electricity sales in Maine has been offered as an alternative to a complete end of retail electric choice for residential customers

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia Senate Subcommittee Rejects Retail Energy Choice Bills

 

Start-up Broker Led By Retail Energy Vet Formed

A start-up electricity broker has been formed

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Shell Acquires Retail Supplier In Overseas Market

 

Clearview Energy Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State

Clearview Electric, Inc. applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: BBB Division Recommends Discontinuation Of Sunrun's National "Save Up To 20%" On Your Electric Bill Over The Term Of The Contract Claim

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Offering 2.4¢ Power To Residents On "Bryant Street", In Gesture Said To Commemorate Life And Legacy Of Kobe Bryant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Gov.: "Old Ways Of Negotiating Energy Legislation Are Over"; Put Consumers First

 

January 29

Updated: PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Will Sell Customer Book, Exit State

A PUC has approved ...

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PUC Discloses Winning Prices From Electricity Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning prices from a procurement of default service electricity supplies at the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, for a portion of requirements for various delivery terms starting June 1, 2020

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Energy Tech Company, Focused On Customer Usage Insights, Launching New Texas Electricity Shopping Service

An energy tech firm announced the launch of a, "science-based sustainability platform to optimize energy consumption,",which will include a retail electricity shopping service

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New York Utilities File 12-Month Average Utility Supply Rates For ESCO Price Cap

Utility Uses Weather-Normalized Rates

The New York utilities have begun posting 12-month trailing average utility supply rates, which are to be used as a price cap for certain ESCO offers

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Columbia Gas Of Ohio Default Service Retail Adder To Decrease

A January 28 auction to determine the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) for the Standard Choice Offer at Columbia Gas of Ohio resulted in an RPA of ...

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Regulator Issues Revised Proposal That Would Continue To Allow Retail Suppliers To Use Utility Consolidated Billing For Bundled Renewable Energy Plans

Earlier Draft Had Proposed Prohibiting Offering Of Bundled Renewable Plans Through UCB, Proposed Allowing Only RECs Via Separate Line Item

The Connecticut PURA has issued for comment a revised proposal addressing generation supply offers that are marketed as exceeding the then current minimum renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirement (i.e., a voluntary renewable offer or VRO), with the revised proposal allowing the continued offering and billing of bundled renewable energy plans through utility consolidated billing, subject to various conditions

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U.S. House Energy Democrats Release Draft Language For CLEAN Future Act -- Customer "Right" To Clean Energy In Interstate Commerce

Would Compel RTO Membership For All Utilities

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released legislative text of the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier To Pay Nearly £9 Million Under Settlement With Ofgem

 

 

PSE&G To Issue Bill Credits For Default Service Gas Supply In February And March

PSE&G announced today that it is issuing a bill credit to its default service customers for its gas supply during February and March due to lower gas supply costs.

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Retail Price Adjustment (Adder) For Standard Choice Offer Customers At Vectren To Decrease

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 27, 2020 resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of ...

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New York Data Center Seeks To Sell Electricity To Non-Affiliate Customers, Disclaimer Of Jurisdiction From PSC

Greenidge Generation LLC, which operates on-site generation and its own data center operations, filed a petition at the New York PSC for a declaratory ruling disclaiming jurisdiction over the company's sale of electricity to data center tenants

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From Jan. 20: Utility Affiliate FirstEnergy Home Seeks Electric Broker/Aggregator License

EnergyChoiceMatters was first to report that a FirstEnergy affiliate was entering the energy brokering business

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January 28

Former WarnerMedia, DIRECTV Executive Who Led Development Of Subscription Services Named President Of Retail Energy Supplier

A retail energy supplier named ...

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NYSERDA Proposes To Fund New Renewable Program Via New Charge On ESCOs, LSEs

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) petitioned the New York PSC for creation of a Competitive Tier 2 clean energy standard (CES) program through which NYSERDA would issue a series of annual competitive procurements for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from eligible existing renewable resources, with LSEs such as ESCOs assigned a procurement obligation to fund the program

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Update: New York Utility Revises Cost Recovery Mechanism Under Proposed "Subscription" Electricity Supply Option For Non-shopping Customers

Niagara Mohawk (National Grid or "the Company") has filed at the New York PSC further revisions to its Clifton Park Demand Reduction REV Demonstration Project, with changes to a proposal to use a subscription model for part of the electric supply charges applicable to a subset of non-shopping customers who receive electric supply from the utility

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RetailEnergyX: Report: CPS Energy Rate Increase May Be Getting Closer

 

Retail Energy Supply Association Announces Election Of 2020 Executive Committee And State Chairs

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) announced the election of its new officers and state chairs for 2020.

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Texas PUC Grants Two Aggregator Licenses

Two companies recently received Texas electric aggregator licenses

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Energy Master Plan Calls For "Exploring" 100% Clean Energy Requirement By 2050, More Offshore Wind

 

January 27

PSC Creating New Electric Choice Shopping Website, Rate Board; Launch Window Set

PSC Orders Utility To Develop Time Of Use Pilot Limited To SOS Customers

A PSC is creating ...

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New Texas Electricity Shopping Service Launching, At $4.99 Per Month

A Texas electric broker announced that ...

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Update: Nine Bidders Vie For Retail Energy Supplier Serving 95,000 Customers In PJM, New York

Nine bidders are thus far competing for a retail supplier serving customers in PJM and New York which, as previously reported, initiated a strategic review process

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Texas Retail Providers Won't Tell Customer Per kWh Price Until Sign Up

 

 

Regulator To Hold Hearing On Proposed New Retail Supplier Marketing Rules, Draft Order

Draft Order Would Require Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

Suppliers Would Be Required To Disclose Default Service Rate In Sales Process & TPV

A regulator will hold a hearing on its previously reported proposed decision concerning new retail electric supplier marketing rules

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Texas PUC Staff Oppose Retail Electric Provider's Sought Declaratory Order That Would Affirm REPs May Level Prepaid Customers' Account Balance

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a brief opposing the relief sought by Pogo Energy in Pogo's petition seeking a declaratory order concerning the construction of Substantive Rule 25.498(a) as it relates to a proposed offering of a levelized payment option for prepaid service

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Retail Electric Supplier Expanding To Natural Gas

A retail electric supplier is seeking a natural gas license

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RetailEnergyX: Telegraph: Retail Energy Start-Up Bulb (New U.S. Entrant) Has Big Plans, But Its Business Strategy May Be 'Unsustainable'

 

 

Retail Supplier Begins Offering Enrollments Under Expanded Renewable Natural Gas Offering

A retail supplier announced ...

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FERC Approves, Without Modification, Changes To Credit Requirement At New York ISO

Includes New Certification, Material Change Example, Reporting Requirements; NYISO Ability To Reject Applicants

FERC has approved without modification changes in its credit policy and requirements at the New York ISO

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NEM's Craig Goodman Highlights Consumers' Growing Appetite For 21st Century Energy Services and Technology Choices, In Reflecting On Over 20 Years Of Retail Competition And Its Continued Expansion

Craig Goodman, who is retiring as President and CEO of the National Energy Marketers Association (NEM), has seen a lot in his 40 years of bringing competitive markets to the energy industry, but the constant has been the growing appetite of customers for choice in their purchases, including energy -- an axiom which Goodman sees no signs of changing as more states newly review how energy is provided to their homes and businesses.

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LED Lighting Broker Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

A LED lighting provider applied for ...

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January 24

Maryland Residential SOS Energy Rate To Decrease 12%

A Maryland EDC has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for residential customers for the period June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, and new Type II rates for the period beginning March 1, 2020

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With PJM Capacity Auctions For 2022 And Later Still Delayed, Utility Suggests Change In Term Of Default Service Products Sought In Auction

With PJM's base residual capacity auction for the year 2022-23 still delayed, and the auction for 2023-24 likely to be delayed as well, Duke Energy Ohio has suggested to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio further changes to its default service procurements

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NextEra Reports Earnings From Customer Supply Business

NextEra Energy reported that its Customer Supply business recorded full year 2019 EBITDA of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Would End Residential Retail Electric Choice, Require Customers To Take Default Service

 

 

CenterPoint-TDU Rate Settlement Would Lower Monthly Flat Charges For Small Customers

Stipulation Addresses Allocation Costs On Per-Customer Vs. Per-Meter Basis

Settlement Sets Level For Refunds To Be Provided To REPs From Tax Law Change

All Transmission Costs To Be Recovered Via TCRF, Removed From Base Rates

The unopposed stipulation among parties in the base rate proceeding of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint Houston or CNP), currently before the Texas PUC, would reduce the amount charged to retail electric providers under flat monthly charges, and would also set the level for a rider to refund amounts related to tax law changes.

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PSC Requires Retail Suppliers To Report Specific Info For Each Individual Grandfathered Contract, In Final RPS Rule

The District of Columbia PSC adopted as final various changes to its RPS rules to reflect recently passed language concerning changes to the RPS

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new ...

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January 23

Pennsylvania PUC Says Frequency Of Price To Compare Changes Needs To Be Reviewed In EDCs' Next Default Service Cases

Will Review Whether A 6-Month PTC Change Interval Would Have Provided, "More Stability"

EDCs Must Assess Benefits Of 6-Month Vs 3-Month Price To Compare

Identifies "Need" To Consider Long-Term Default Service Contracts Further; Directs EDCs To Show Compliance With Prudent Mix Standard In Next Proceedings

Directs EDCs To Consider EV-Time Of Use Default Service Rate Options

Closes Investigation That Reviewed Wholesale Settlement, Default Service Cost Allocation ("Smart"/Dynamic Rates) With "Guidance" To EDCs

The Pennsylvania PUC has closed its investigation of default service with respect to various wholesale settlement and cost allocation issues, with the issuance of guidance to the EDCs

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Regulator Questions Retail Supplier Over Using Phrase "One Of [The] Top Suppliers" In Marketing Materials

A regulator has issued an interrogatory concerning the phrase

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New Retail Supplier Formed, Affiliated With Clean Energy Company

A new retail supplier has been formed

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Retail Electric Providers See "Significant" Decline In Net Promoter Score
--- Customers Are Recommending A Few "Elite" REPs With High NPS; Market Ripe For Shakeout, Analyst Says

 

 

Here's How Many Residential Customers Are Still Served Under a Variable Rate In Connecticut

Consumer Counsel Issues Discovery For Utilities To Report Suppliers' Specific Variable Rates

The Connecticut utilities has responded to a PURA interrogatory and have reported the number of residential customers still served under a variable rate

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Marathon Energy Receives Electric Supplier License In New State

Marathon Power LLC d/b/a Marathon Energy has received ...

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Regulator Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier

A regulator has approved ...

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RetailEnergyX: Supplier Ranked First In Customer Value/Loyalty Benchmarking Study Of Natural Gas Marketers

 

Update: PECO Posts Prices To Compare For March 1, PTCs Falling

PECO has posted actual Prices To Compare for the period beginning March 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: FERC States Intent To Revoke Market-Based Rate Authority Of Several Retail Suppliers

 

January 22

New York PSC Extends Deadlines For ESCOs To Offer Compliant Products, Other Provisions Of Retail Energy Reset Order

PSC Schedules Stakeholder Meeting On ESCO Financial Security Requirements

The Secretary of the New York PSC has extended the deadline for compliance with several of the ordering clauses of the PSC's retail energy market reset order

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New U.S. Retail Supplier Entrant SmartestEnergy Launches Pricing

A new U.S. retail supplier is now actively pricing at ...

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ESCO: New York PSC's Retail Energy Reset Order Did Not Exceed PSC's Authority

ESCO Says That If Other Retail Suppliers Can't Offer A Compliant Value-Added Product, It's Due To Such Suppliers', "Own Shortcomings"

Agway Energy Services, LLC filed comments with the New York PSC in response to various petitions for rehearing, clarification, and stay of the PSC's December retail energy market reset order, stating that any open issues arising from the order should be addressed in the collaborative process, rather than through, "motion practice"

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Energy Marketer Chosen As Consultant For New Hampshire Municipal Opt-out Aggregation

An energy marketer has been hired as the official Community Choice Aggregation consultant for a town in New Hampshire

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Filed South Carolina Legislation Would Require Study Of "Full" Retail Electric Choice

 

 

Texas PUC Staff Say ERCOT Protocols Do Not Require Re-Pricing Of May ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

Staff (Staff) of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said that the ERCOT protocols do not require ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019 as is being sought in a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC ("Aspire")

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ESCO Affiliate Named Consumer Technology Association’s "Integrator of the Year" At CES 2020

Previews New Services For 2020

A smart building developer, integrator and services provider, which also operates an energy procurement platform and is affiliated with an ESCO, announced today that ...

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Retail Supplier To Pay $21,000 Under Settlement With Regulator's Staff

Prosecutorial Staff of the Connecticut PURA, the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, and a retail supplier have entered into a settlement agreement under which ...

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Craig Goodman To Serve As Chairman Of NEM Upon Retirement From CEO Role; New NEM President Named

Retirement Reception Honoring Goodman, Retail Energy Strategic Leadership Forum Set

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Craig Goodman, whose retirement as President and CEO was previously reported, will assume a new role as Chairman of NEM’s Board of Directors upon his retirement from the CEO and President role

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Regulator Issues Final Interim Decision On Retail Supplier Amnesty Plan Refund Mechanism

The Connecticut PURA issued a final interim order concerning the retail electric supplier amnesty program and how refunds shall be provided to customers (Docket 18-12-22)

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CenterPoint TDU Reports Key Terms Of Settlement In Texas Rate Case; Transmission Cost Recovery, DCRF

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE, or Houston Electric) has announced "key terms" of a to-be filed settlement agreement in its electric rate case which is pending before the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate, San Diego Zoo Global Announce On-Site Operation of Battery Energy Storage

 

ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension Of Operations For Plant Previously Announced To Retire

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) from Public Service Company of Oklahoma for the following Generation Resource:

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January 21

Retail Supplier, Generator Names New SVP & Chief Commercial Risk Officer

A retail supplier named ...

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Utilities With Retail Choice File To Implement Time-Varying Generation Rate Option For Non-Shopping Customers

A group of EDCs have filed to offer a TOU supply rate for non-shopping customers

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Regulator Seeks Comment On New Alternative To Accelerate Retail Suppliers' RPS Compliance Showing, Based On Stakeholder Feedback

A regulator has requested additional comments concerning changes in the RPS compliance regulations to accelerate retail supplier and LSE showings of compliance

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RetailEnergyX: International Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S. Targets Serving 100 Million Homes

 

Energy Sales Vet Joins Retail Supplier

A retail energy sales vet has joined ...

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker-Consultant

A retail energy veteran has joined ...

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RetailEnergyX: Owner Of Retail Energy Sales Agent Indicted

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Names New SVP Corporate Affairs, Communications

 

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RetailEnergyX: PSE&G Launches New App, Digital Tools As Company Notes Digital Revolution, "Evolving" Role Of Energy Providers

 

January 20

Utility Affiliate FirstEnergy Home Seeks Electric Broker/Aggregator License

Suvon, LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home, applied for an Ohio power broker and aggregator license

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New York PSC Grants Utilities Extension To File 12-Month Trailing Rate, Used For Basis Of ESCO Price Cap

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted the joint utilities an extension of the deadline for the utilities to develop 12-month trailing average utility supply rates, which will be used as the basis for an ESCO price cap under one of the compliance products under the PSC's retail market reset order

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Utilities Oppose Proposed Switch Block Mechanism, Inclusion Of Price To Compare Statement On Bills

Utilities Say Price To Compare Language Inappropriately Positions The Utility As An Energy Advisor, Implies Default Service The "Most Favorable" Rate

Consumer Counsel Recommends Penalty For Spoofing Be Revocation Of Retail Supplier's License

Consumer Counsel Seeks To Include Comparison Of Shadow Billed Costs On Bills

Several utilities filed comments in opposition to a proposed switch block mechanism, and a proposal for price to compare language to appear on bills, which are contained in a draft rule on utility billing, including consolidated billing

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Selling UK Residential Retail Supply Book, Buyer Named

 

NOPEC Seeks Inclusion Of Municipal Aggregation Info On Ohio Apples To Apples Website

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) said in comments to PUCO, in a rulemaking on natural gas utility bills, that, "[g]overnmental aggregators, like NOPEC, should have access to the Commission’s energy choice website."

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Pepco Files New SOS Rates

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning March 1, 2020.

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Texas Retail Provider Relinquishes Certificate

A Texas REP filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its retail electric provider certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Fight Brewing Over Duke Energy's Power Monopoly In The Carolinas

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning March 1, 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Again Sponsoring Fort Worth Stock Show, Offers Themed Enrollment Bonus

 

January 17

Update: More Retail Energy Vets Among Leadership At Start-up Retail Supplier, Initial Licenses Sought

A retail energy veteran is the CFO at start-up retail energy supplier ...

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Retail Natural Gas Supplier Changes Electricity License From Supplier To Broker/Marketer

A natural gas supplier has filed to change its electric license from a supplier to a broker

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IBM To Join PJM As Associate Member

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has applied to be an Associate Member of PJM, according to a market notice issued by PJM concerning new members

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Residents Question City Leaders Why Electric Choice Not Available At Co-op, Some Skeptical About Aggregation Pitch

 

 

West Penn Power Residential Default Service Rate Increasing 5%

Default Service Rates Falling 17% At Other FirstEnergy-PA EDCs

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting March 1, 2020

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ConEd Will Include New Costs In Electric, Natural Gas Default Service Rates As PSC Adopts Rate Case Settlement

Adopted Joint Proposal Includes Retail Access Provisions

Updated Billing, Payment Charge For ESCOs

The New York PSC approved a joint proposal (JP) in the electric and natural gas rate cases of Consolidated Edison (the "Company") under which ConEd will include new costs in its default service supply rates for electricity and natural gas

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Regulator Provisionally Orders Earlier Utility Provision Of Sync Lists Of Hardship Customers, Who May No Longer Be Served, To Retail Suppliers

Regulator Denies Reconsideration Of Decision Requiring That All Hardship Customers Shall Be Returned To Default Service

The Connecticut PURA denied reconsideration of its previously reported decision which requires all hardship electricity customers to be returned to Standard Service no later than July 1, 2020, including those on existing contracts with retail suppliers, but did provisionally modify a schedule concerning the provision of sync lists

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Installs Network Of In-Home Virtual Power Plants (Battery Storage)

 

In Authorizing Pricing Of NYSERDA-Procured RECs Using Index, New York PSC Defers LSE-Related Issues To Implementation Plan

The New York PSC adopted a revision to pricing paid by NYSERDA to renewable energy developers under the Tier 1 renewable energy standard, and, in doing so, deferred consideration of several LSE issues to an implementation plan

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Residential Customers on Retail Supply Paid $5.3 Million More Than Default Service in October

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consultant In Ohio Grid Mod. Workgroup Recommends Utility Storage Pilots, Completion Of AMI Deployment

 

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RetailEnergyX: NYC City Council Member Reiterates Call For Public Utility To Replace ConEd

 

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RetailEnergyX: LS Power Completes Acquisition Of EVgo

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Opens Rulemaking On Natural Gas Supply, Planning; Transition Away From Natural Gas

 

January 16

Energy Market Vet Joins Retail Supplier As Chief Risk Officer

An energy market vet has joined ...

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PUC Approves Expansion Of Purchase Of Receivables Program

Other Retail Market Terms Approved As Part Of Utility Acquisition

A PUC adopted a settlement which includes an expansion of POR

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NRG Retail Suppliers Seek Extension For Compliance With New York Retail Reset Order

NRG Says It Will Submit Petition For PSC To Approve A Natural Gas Carbon Offset Product As One Of The Products Allowed Under The Order

The NRG Energy retail suppliers have submitted a request with the New York PSC for a ninety (90) day extension from several of the February 10, 2020 compliance deadlines set forth in the Public Service Commission’s retail energy market 'reset' order, adopted on December 12, 2019

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Sprint Selects Retail Supplier For 100% Renewable Energy For Virginia Operations, Covering 800 Locations

Sprint announced today that all of Sprint's more than 800 Virginia locations will now be served by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Sempra VP (Oncor Parent) Says "Jury’s Still Out" On Need For Utility Ownership Of EV Charging Stations

 

SmartestEnergy, U.K. Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S., Receives License In New State

SmartestEnergy has received ...

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Texas PUC Adds Provision Providing Retail Providers With 45 Days Notice Before Effective Date Of New TNMP Rider

The Texas PUC adopted an order approving a new rate case expense rider, Rider RCE - Rate Case Expense Docket No. 48591, applicable to retail electric providers at Texas-New Mexico Power

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Texas PUC Approves Updated Interim Broker Registration Form

The Texas PUC approved on an interim basis an updated electricity broker registration form, as filed by Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Utility-Affiliate Participates In New Funding Round For Distributed Energy Exchange/Marketplace

 

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RetailEnergyX: Homefield Energy Partners With Hockey Team To Donate To Scholarship Fund

 

January 15

U.K. Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S. Names Market Vet As Channel Partner Manager

A retail supplier newly entering the U.S. has named ...

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PECO Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Generation Rates To Fall On March 1

Small Commercial Generation Charge Falling 7%

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning March 1, 2020

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Regulator Directs Utilities To Report Number Of Residential Customers Served Under Variable Rates, By Supplier, In Uncollectibles Investigation

A regulator has issued interrogatories to Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating directing the utilities to ...

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Tenaska Retail Electricity Supplier Receives Authority To Act As Broker In Several More States

Tenaska Power Management, LLC, which is licensed as a retail electricity supplier in various states, has received more licenses in several states to act as a broker

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town Residents Express Concern With Opt-Out Nature Of Muni Aggregation Under Consideration

 

New Electricity Broker Formed

A start-up broker has registered in Texas

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Changes To SOS Procurement Raised In PSC's Clean Energy Law Implementation Docket

In a PSC proceeding concerning implementation of a clean energy law, the Sierra Club has raised the issue of electricity Standard Offer Service (SOS) procurement

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RetailEnergyX: New York Releases Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource

 

January 14

Texas Electricity Shopping Service Offering Customers Flat Monthly Electricity Bill (Replaces Amount From REP Bill), Even When Underlying REP Contract Volumetric

"Electricity Providers Have Never Offered Competitively Priced Fixed Bill Products," Company Says

A Texas electricity shopping service which as part of the service pays the customer's retail electric provider bill on behalf of the customer, has launched a plan under which it charges the customer a flat monthly bill for such service, even where the underlying REP product is a volumetric rate

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Citing "Complexity", New York Utilities Seek Extension For Calculations, Posting Of Trailing Utility Rate (To Be Used For ESCO Rate Cap)

onsolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY, KeySpan Gas East Corporation d/b/a National Grid, and Niagara Mohawk Corporation d/b/a National Grid, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (collectively, the 'Joint Utilities') requested from the New York PSC an extension of the deadline for the utilities to develop 12-month trailing average utility supply rates

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ESCOs Seek Stay Of New York PSC Retail Market Reset Order Limiting Product Types, Imposing Other New Requirements

RESA: Implementation Of Order "Will Lead To Chaos In The Marketplace"

Clarification Sought On Whether Affirmative Consent Required Every Month For Compliant Variable Rate Product, As Suggested By New UBP

Various individual ESCOs and retail supplier parties, including the Retail Energy Supply Association and National Energy Marketers Association, filed for rehearing, reconsideration and/or clarification of the New York PSC's December ESCO 'reset' order, as various ESCO parties sought a stay of the order

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Broker, Energy Manager Acquires Another Building Automation Service Provider

A building automation and energy services provider, whose services include retail energy brokering and procurement, announced the acquisition of ...

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New York Court Grants Stay Of Enforcement Of PSC Order Revoking ESCO's License, Orders PSC To Show Cause Why Stay Should Not Be Continued And Why Revocation Should Not Be Annulled

The New York Supreme Court for Albany County issues an order directing that, pursuant to CPLR 7805, enforcement of the New York PSC's ...

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RetailEnergyX: Voltus Awarded Nearly 50 MWs of Demand Response in California

 

Duquesne Light Electricity Supply Charge To Fall 17%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rate for the period beginning March 1, 2020

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New REP Entrant To Texas Market Files For Ability To Collect Deposits, Advance Payments

A new REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to, among other things, receive authorization to have the option of collecting deposits or advance payments from customers

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January 13

Regulator Opens Review Of Changes To Purchase Of Receivables Program, Will Examine Costs/Benefits, Alternative Methods

Supplier-Specific Discounts, With True-ups, Have Been Suggested To Regulator

The Connecticut PURA has assigned docket 20-01-33 for a proceeding entitled "PURA Review of Electric Distribution Companies’ Method of Payment to Licensed Electric Suppliers for Uncollectible Customer Accounts"

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Northeast Retail Supplier (IPP Affiliate) Focusing On C&I Market Expanding To ERCOT In 2020

A Northeast retail supplier is expanding to ERCOT in 2020

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EDF Trading Names Retail Energy Vet As Regional VP Of Sales For Retail Business

EDF Trading North America has named ...

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Wholesale Energy Trader Backed By PE Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Completes Sale Of Pipeline

 

 

Turnaround: Five Pennsylvania Utilities See Growth In Number Of Residential Customers On Competitive Supply In December

PPL Sees First Increase In Net Residential Shopping In Two Years

Statewide Loss Of Residential Electric Shoppers Narrows To 1,000

Five Pennsylvania electric distribution companies saw a net gain in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply during December, as the statewide decline in residential electric shopping narrowed to a loss of 1,000 accounts

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Draft Order Would Terminate RPS Fifth Quarter Make-up Period

A proposed decision from the Connecticut PURA would terminate the ability for retail electric suppliers and EDCs to use a fifth quarter "make up" period for RPS compliance

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Commercial Real Estate Manager CBRE Seeks Electric Broker License In New State

Commercial real estate manager CBRE, Inc. applied for a ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Octopus Energy Seeking To Raise Millions In Funding To Expand To 30 Countries

 

Grid Power Direct Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Grid Power Direct, LLC applied for a ...

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HOF Village, Entertainment Complex At Pro Football Hall Of Fame, Secures Multi-million Dollar Funding Through Constellation Energy Program

HOF Village, LLC (HOFV), the owner of the sports, entertainment and media enterprise surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, announced that it has secured multi-million dollar funding from Constellation to ...

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Two Settlements With Generators, Including Retail Supplier Affiliate ($32,000 Fine)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mississippi Court Dismisses Long-Winding Suit Against Entergy Over Use Of Owed Generation Rather Than Market Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier Launches Plans Sourced Entirely From Community Power

 

January 10

Update: Handful Of Customers Dropped To Default Service As PUC Cancels Retail Supplier's License

A handful of electricity customers were dropped to default service in ...

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Start-up Broker "My Energy Rate" Registers With Texas PUC

My Energy Rate LLC, a start-up, registered as an electricity broker with the Texas PUC to serve ...

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Retail Energy Platform, Concierge Service Partners With EV Charging Platform, Will Allow Customers To Charge EVs "Sustainably"

EV Charging Platform Ultimately Owned By Parent Of Retail Supplier

A global EV charging platform announced a partnership with ...

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Energy Marketing Pioneer Craig Goodman Retiring, To Be Honored At Reception & NEM Strategic Industry Leadership Meeting

Craig Goodman, a pioneer in energy marketing and long-time president and CEO of the National Energy Marketers Association, is retiring, and will be honored at a reception at The George Town Club on January 29 in Washington D.C., held in conjunction with NEM's Strategic Industry Leadership meeting on Jan. 29-30 in Arlington, VA

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Arizona Commission Sets Workshop In Retail Choice Investigation

The Arizona Corporation Commission has scheduled a Stakeholder Meeting and Workshop in its docket investigation retail electric choice

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Texas PUC Staff Propose General Customer Protection Rule Updates To Reflect Oversight Of Brokers, Also File Proposed New Broker Registration Form

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed in project 50406 a draft proposal for publication of rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Utility Announces Utility-Owned, Public EV Charging Stations

 

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Chairman Proposes Program For Utility To Provide Incentives For Customer-Owned Storage, With Utility Permitted To Control Such Storage

 

January 9

Energy Marketing Vet Forms New Retail Supplier

A start-up retail energy supplier has been formed

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Retail Energy Supplier Hires Several Market Veterans

A retail electric has hired several market veterans.

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U.S. House Energy Democrats Release Clean Energy Framework Said To Provide For "Retail Choice Of Clean Energy"

Also Includes National Clean Energy Requirement (RPS) For Retail Suppliers

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a legislative framework of the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act, which democrats said would ensure the U.S., "achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution no later than 2050."

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Energy Choice Initiative Shall Not Appear On Ballot

Says Ballot Summary Is "Misleading"

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the proposed electric choice ballot initiative (Right to Competitive Energy Market for Customers of Investor-Owned Utilities; Allowing Energy Choice), "should not be placed on the ballot."

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Texas Retail Supplier, Previously Subject To Default, Is In Discussions With PUC Staff To Re-enter Market

A Texas retail electric provider, which has been subject to default under a TDU tariff, said in a status update with the Texas PUC that it is in discussions with PUC Staff to address outstanding issues and re-enter the market

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RetailEnergyX: Proposed Illinois Order Would Deny Sought Process For Non-Suppliers To Access AMI Customer Data

 

 

PJM Won't Run Base Residual Capacity Auctions Until FERC Approves Price Floors, Could Delay BRAs Beyond 2020

Vistra Energy Reports Negative Impact On Retail Contract From Delay

At a Market Implementation Committee yesterday, PJM said that it will not conduct a Base Residual Auction for capacity until FERC rules on new price floors to be developed as a result of FERC's recent order expanding the minimum offer price rule (MOPR)

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January 8

Utility To Increase, From 0%, Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rate For Residential Customers

Non-Residential POR Discount Would Decrease To 0%

A utility filed new POR discount rates

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Retail Supplier Names Market Vet As Chief Information Officer

A retail supplier named ...

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PSC Accepts Two Retail Supplier Load Shaping Pilots

Pilot To Include Warm Transfer Process From Utility Call Center

A PSC recently accepted two load shaping pilots proposed by retail electric suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Montgomery County, Maryland Again Pressing For Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Legislation

 

 

Energy Market Vet Joins Broker-Consultant

An energy market vet has joined ...

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Parents Of Retail Suppliers To Exchange Ownership Of Generation Assets

The parents of two retail suppliers have entered into a series of transactions to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Google Enters Agreement With NV Energy For Solar, Battery Storage, Preserves Google's Rights To Select Alternative Supplier

 

January 7

Update: Virginia Bill Introduced To Enact Retail Electric Choice, Require Utility Exit From Retail & Generation

Earlier Bill Envisions Texas-Style Model (Retailer Separated From EDC Inherits All Customers, Charges Price To Beat)

Legislation will be introduced for Virginia's 2020 General Assembly session, "that would end monopoly control over Virginia’s electricity system, creating competition in the retail sector," proponents of the bill, the Virginia Energy Reform Act, announced today

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Energy Ogre Recommends Texas PUC Require PUC Approval Of Client-Agent Forms Used By Brokers, Or Require Use Of Standard Forms

Says PUC-Approved Form Necessitated By REPs Which Refuse To Recognize Its Agent Authority

Also Says Disclosure Of Compensation "Vital" Information

Power Wizard Warns Of REP Abuse Of Provision Allowing REPs Request Verification Of Broker's Agency Relationship With Customer

TEAM Says REPs Should Only Be Required To Accept Broker Agency To Execute Enrollment On Behalf Of Customer Upon Showing Of Statutorily Recognized Durable Power Of Attorney

In comments to the Texas PUC on a proposal for publication concerning electric broker regulation, Energy Ogre recommended that, concerning the requirements for a broker to act as the agent for a client, the broker use an authorization form approved by the PUC, or, in the alternative, a standard form

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Energy analytics pioneer, Innowatts, announced today that it has entered into an integration agreement with EC Infosystems (ECI), the largest and most widely used electronic data interchange (EDI) and Billing/CIS service provider in the United States.

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Retail Provider Groups Seek Texas Rule Provision Prohibiting Duplicative, Deceptive Broker Names

ARM Seeks Prohibition On Brokers Telling Customers They Would Receive "Better Quality Service" From A REP For Using Brokerage Services

In comments to the Texas PUC on a proposal for publication on rules for the regulation of electric brokers, the Alliance for Retail Markets sought a rule which would prohibit the use of duplicative (of existing market participants, such as REPs) or deceptive names by brokers

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TEPA: Broker's Affiliation With Retail Provider Should Be Disclosed To Customers

In comments to the Texas PUC on a proposal for publication concerning electric broker regulation, The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) said that affiliate relationships between brokers and retail electric providers should be disclosed to customers, as well as to the Commission in the broker registration process

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Draft Order Would Require Retail Suppliers To Record Entirety Of All Door-to-Door, Telemarketing Sales

Suppliers Would Be Required To Disclose Default Service Rate In Sales Process & TPV

Suppliers Would Be Required To Seek Regulator's Approval For Contract Assignments (Book Sales, etc.)

A draft decision on electric supplier marketing standards would require that suppliers record the entirety of all telesales and door-to-door sales

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Oncor Proposes Streamlining Process For Brokers To Access Historical Usage Portal

In commenting on a proposed electric broker regulation rule at the Texas PUC, Oncor proposed a provision that would streamline brokers' use of its automated historical usage portal

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RetailEnergyX: Sempra Energy To Open 'Center of Excellence' In Houston

 

New Virginia Legislation Also Introduced To Maintain, Expand Retail Choice For Renewable Energy

While a separate bill, the Virginia Energy Reform Act, is to be unveiled today broadly calling for an end to monopoly control of electricity in Virginia and to expand "consumer choice" (see preview of the legislation in our prior story here, more details expected later today), a separate Virginia bill has been announced to more narrowly address the ability of customers to purchase clean energy from competitive suppliers and maintain and expand the current exemption

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January 6

Affiliate Of Broker-Consultant Names Retail Energy Vet As Chief Of Operations, General Counsel

The affiliate of an energy broker-consultant has named ...

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Reliant Launches New Texas Electricity Plan Providing Free Power On 7 Highest Usage Days Per Month

Reliant has launched a new marketing campaign in the Texas residential electric market built around the premise "Pick Your Free" power

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Power Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator License
• O&M Resources Seeks Texas Aggregator License
• Nulite Power Solutions Seeks Texas Aggregator License

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Electric Choice Opponents Ask Secretary Of State To Revoke Petition Signatures Because Of Alleged "Fraud"
--- Group Says It Has Thousands Of Voters Seeking To Rescind Signatures

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed From Reliant President Defending Retail Electric Choice Published By Houston Chronicle

 

 

From 12/31: Just Energy Sells Georgia Customer Book & Assets, Announces Buyer, Purchase Price

Closes Sale of Irish Business

Announces Annualized Cost Savings Of C$60 million

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or "the Company") announced that it has sold all of its customer contracts and natural gas in storage in the State of Georgia to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Schneider Electric Launches Connected Home Suite For North America

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: "Democratic Socialists" Aldermen Continue Push For Chicago Municipal Takeover Of ComEd

 

January 3

Louisiana PSC To Consider Allowing Industrial Customers To Take Competitive Supply, As Entergy Louisiana Faces $10 Billion In Generation Investment

The Louisiana PSC has directed its Staff to look at all options available -- including allowing industrial customers to purchase electricity supplies on the 'open market' -- to address potential rate increases from new generation investment at Entergy Louisiana

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Retail Supplier Announces Partnership Signing Of Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen, Announces Spokesperson Campaign

An ESCO announced the "partnership signing" of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, which includes bringing Allen on board as an official spokesperson

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Virginia Lawmakers To Unveil Legislation To End Monopoly Control Of Virginia's Electricity Market

Bill Would, "Increase Consumer Choice By Establishing A Competitive Market"

On January 7, Virginia Delegate Mark Keam and Delegate Lee Ware will announce what is described by proponents as, "bipartisan legislation to eradicate the current system of monopoly utilities controlling the electricity system in Virginia."

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Assigns Project For Rulemaking On General Provisions of Customer Protection Rules For Retail Electric Market

 

 

Regulator Proposes To Assign Costs Of Utility Implementation Of Retail Supplier Amnesty, Refund Plans To Suppliers

Proposes Method To Assign Costs To Individual Suppliers

Proposes To Further Modify Customer Refund Process For Suppliers Electing Amnesty Program

The Connecticut PURA has issued a draft decision in Docket 18-12-22 to further modify how retail electric suppliers are to provide refunds to customers under an amnesty program, with the draft now also addressing cost recovery for EDC implementation costs to accommodate the plans

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January 2

New York Gov. Seeks Crackdown On Robocalls, Caller ID Spoofing

New Federal Anti-Robocall Measures Signed Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced as part of his 2020 State of the State Agenda, "a comprehensive proposal to fight incessant robocalls or nuisance calls."

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Retail Supplier Opposes PUC Staff Recommendation That Supplier Be Required To Re-rate All Variable Rate Customers Charged Since August, Based On Default Service Rates

A retail supplier filed a response to ...

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Exelon's New Broker Seeks, Receives More Licenses

Breakerbox, LLC, Exelon's new retail energy broker and consultant whose launch had been exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Another Suit Against Retail Supplier Alleges Telephone Consumer Protection Act Violations

 

ESCO Complaints In New York Decline For Third Consecutive Month

The number of initial complaints received by the New York DPS against ESCOs declined for the third consecutive month in November 2019, according to a DPS report

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RetailEnergyX: From 12/31: Report: Vistra Energy, TXU Parent, Cuts Costs & Eliminates Jobs; Says It Is No. 1 Power Seller In Texas

 

 

FERC Approves Settlement Concerning GreenHat Default, FTR Auction In PJM

$12.5 Million To Be Paid To Certain Participants; Funded Via Default Allocation Assessments On PJM Members

FERC approved a settlement among PJM and numerous parties to resolve all issues concerning liquidation of the GreenHat Energy, LLC's Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs) as a result of GreenHat's default, and the July 2018 FTR auction (July Auction)

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts 2020 Load Forecast Report

 

December 31

Just Energy Sells Georgia Customer Book & Assets, Announces Buyer, Purchase Price

Closes Sale of Irish Business

Announces Annualized Cost Savings Of C$60 million

Just Energy Group Inc. ("Just Energy" or "the Company") announced that it has sold all of its customer contracts and natural gas in storage in the State of Georgia to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Vistra Energy, TXU Parent, Cuts Costs & Eliminates Jobs; Says It Is No. 1 Power Seller In Texas

 

December 30

Retail Supplier To Pay Up To $10 Million Under Settlement With Attorney General, Change Marketing, Pricing Practices

A retail supplier would pay ...

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Utility Files Tariff Changes To Require Retail Suppliers To Maintain Records Of Sales Resulting From Transfer Of Customer Calls From Utility To Supplier

A utility has filed tariff changes to ...

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Tesla To Join PJM As Associate Member

Tesla, Inc. has applied to be an Associate Member of PJM

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg Covers Public Citizen Disapproval Of Selection Of Manu Asthana As PJM CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: Statewide, Texas Average Electric Rate Was 9.6 ¢/kWh In August 2019

 

 

December 27

PUC Rejects Retroactive Assignment Of Costs To Retail Suppliers

A PUC has rejected ...

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From 11/4: Dominion Energy Contributing Retail Energy Business To New Partnership Created With IGS Energy, Financial Details Disclosed

In September 2019, Dominion Energy entered into an agreement to form Wrangler Retail Gas Holdings, LLC, a partnership with Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. Wrangler will operate a nonregulated natural gas retail energy marketing business with Dominion Energy contributing its nonregulated retail energy marketing operations and Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. contributing cash.

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From 12/24: Florida Electric Choice Ballot Initiative Passes 600,000 Signatures

--- Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Attorney General's Challenge To Financial Impact Statement Concerning Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

The Florida Supreme Court has dismissed a petition from the state's Attorney General, which had sought a direct review by the Court of a financial impact statement corresponding to an initiative petition which is proposing an amendment to the Florida Constitution to require the introduction of electric choice (SC19-479)

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RetailEnergyX: NY Gov. Cuomo Vetoes Bill To Create State Office Of Utility Consumer Advocate

 

December 26

New York PSC Schedules Technical Conference On Compliance With Retail Energy (ESCO) Reset Order

The New York Department of Public Service will hold a technical conference on ...

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Tucson Electric Power "Expands" Buy-Through Program, Amount Of Load Eligible For Alternative Supplier Actually Decreases

In rejoinder testimony in a rate case, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said that it has expanded the customer classes and amount of load eligible for its proposed Market Pricing Experimental Pilot Program (MP-EX), but the amount of load eligible to take wholesale supply from an alternative supplier would actually decrease under the revisions.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas State Senators Want Texas PUC To Re-evaluate Summer Disconnection Rules

 

PUC Considers Adjusting Retail Suppliers' Obligation In Certain RPS Tier Downward Due To Lack Of RECs

A PUC is considering ...

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chronicle Examines Electricity Shopping Sites Copying Texas Power To Choose Site Branding

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Supreme Court To Consider Whether Proponents Of Repealing Nuclear Subsidy Law Should Receive More Time To Gather Petition Signatures

 

December 24

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Attorney General's Challenge To Financial Impact Statement Concerning Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

--- Electric Choice Measure Passes 600,000 Signatures

The Florida Supreme Court has dismissed a petition from the state's Attorney General, which had sought a direct review by the Court of a financial impact statement corresponding to an initiative petition which is proposing an amendment to the Florida Constitution to require the introduction of electric choice (SC19-479)

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December 23

Rob Snyder, In Letter To Just Energy Board, Says Lack Of Progress On Just Energy Strategic Review Is "Proving Unhelpful" To Company’s Business, Stockholders

Says Strategic Review, "Should Be Concluded As Soon As Reasonably Possible"

Strategic Review Delay Has Caused Stockholders To Defer Decisions On Governance, Management, Business Focus, Capital Priorities, Snyder Says

Snyder Says Just Energy Can Be Remedied Through Installation Of, "Industry-Expert And Invested Oversight"

Rob Snyder, the veteran of retail energy as well as private equity and M&A, has written a letter to the Just Energy Group Inc. Board of Directors in which Snyder says that the lack of demonstrable progress with respect to Just Energy's previously reported strategic review is now almost inarguably proving unhelpful to the company’s business, management team, and stockholders, and that the delay in concluding the strategic review has deferred decision-making by the company's stockholders concerning Just Energy's governance, management, business focus, and capital priorities

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Ohio Utility Seeks Approval For Battery Storage Pilot, Would Participate In PJM Regulation Market, Potentially Others

An Ohio EDC has filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for approval of a battery storage pilot project

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Subsidiary Acquires Book Of Retail Energy Customers

 

Nordic Energy Services Receives Gas Supplier License In New State

A PSC granted Nordic Energy Services, LLC a ...

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RetailEnergyX: Food & Beverage Company Signs 20 MW PPA With Energy Supplier, Texas Wind Farm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica To Sell CCGT Power Plant, Announces Buyer

 

December 20

FERC's Glick Says Generation Competing In Default Service Auctions Would Be Subject To Expanded Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) In PJM's Capacity Market

Glick: "We Should Be Taking A Hard Look At Whether A Mandatory Capacity Market Remains A Just And Reasonable Resource Adequacy Construct"

In a dissent, FERC Commissioner Richard Glick said that a generator's participation in the New Jersey Basic Generation Service (BGS) auctions could trigger such unit being subject to the expanded minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in PJM's capacity market

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PSE&G Lowers Default Service Rate

PSE&G announced today that it will lower its ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Signs PPA With San Francisco Municipal Aggregation

An affiliate of a retail supplier signed ...

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RetailEnergyX: Budweiser Offering Retail Energy Supply In U.K.

 

From 11/27: State Proposes To Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Bundling Renewable Energy With Electric Plans Billed Through Utility Consolidated Billing

A regulator has issued a proposal that would prohibit retail electric suppliers from providing to customers an electricity plan that includes in a bundled price renewable energy that exceeds the state's RPS if such plan is billed through utility consolidated billing (UCB).

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RetailEnergyX: Sixel: Just Because A Retail Provider's Rate Is Wholesale Doesn’t Make It A Good Deal

 

LS Power To Acquire Nation's Largest Public Fast Charging Network For Electric Vehicles

LS Power announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ...

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December 19

FERC Rejects Capacity Market Load Carve-out Under PJM's RCO and Extended RCO Options, Expands Minimum Offer Price Rule

FERC Says Fixed Resource Requirement Remains Unchanged

Illinois Stakeholders Press For State To Assume Capacity Procurement Responsibility

FERC today issued an order directing PJM to expand its current Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the capacity market

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PUC Orders Return Of Retail Supplier's Customers To Default Service

The Pennsylvania PUC directed the electric distribution companies to transfer the customers of ...

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Updated (12/18 4 p.m.):

PUC's Draft Rules Would Limit Residential Utility Consolidated Billing To Including Only Supplier's Commodity Charge

PUC Proposes Allowing Customers To Place Switch Block On Accounts

Would Add Price To Compare Statement To Bills

Draft Addresses Contract Portability

A PUC voted to issue for comment draft revisions to the retail energy rules, with such changes including a switch block mechanism

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Updated (12/18 4 pm.):

PUCO Says Parties' Obligation To Implement Retail Market Enhancements Contained In DP&L ESP Terminated With Withdrawal Of ESP

PUCO Sets Process For Further Default Service Supply Procurement, Pricing

PUCO Authorizes Dayton Power & Light To Withdraw From Electric Security Plan

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued finding and orders authorizing Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) to, as described in a PUC news release, "withdraw from its current electric security plan (ESP) and revert to a previous rate plan."

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PUC Approves Utility's New Bill Format For Consolidated Bills, Rejects Shadow Billing Of Default Service

A PUC has approved a new bill format filed by ...

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PJM Chair Responds To Public Citizen Criticisms Of Selection Of Former Direct Energy President As PJM CEO

PJM Chairman of the Board, Ake Almgren, has written a letter to Tyson Slocum, Energy Program Director at Public Citizen, responding to criticisms of PJM's selection of Manu Asthana as PJM's new CEO

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions (Energy Harbor) Announces New Headquarters

 

National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

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

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Utility Affiliate Receives Retail Supplier License In New State
--- Summer Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

License Briefs

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NYSERDA Posts 2020 Tier 1 REC Sale Price, ACP For ESCOs, LSEs

NYSERDA has posted the 2020 vintage Tier 1 REC sale price and 2020 ACP price applicable to LSEs, such as ESCOs, which must comply with the clean energy standard

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RetailEnergyX: Arcadia Launches Community Solar Project In Massachusetts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Another U.K. Retail Supplier Defaults

 

December 18

Updated:

PUC's Draft Rules Would Limit Residential Utility Consolidated Billing To Including Only Supplier's Commodity Charge

PUC Proposes Allowing Customers To Place Switch Block On Accounts

Would Add Price To Compare Statement To Bills

Draft Addresses Contract Portability

A PUC voted to issue for comment draft revisions to the retail energy rules, with such changes including a switch block mechanism

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Updated:

PUCO Says Parties' Obligation To Implement Retail Market Enhancements Contained In DP&L ESP Terminated With Withdrawal Of ESP

PUCO Sets Process For Further Default Service Supply Procurement, Pricing

PUCO Authorizes Dayton Power & Light To Withdraw From Electric Security Plan

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued finding and orders authorizing Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) to, as described in a PUC news release, "withdraw from its current electric security plan (ESP) and revert to a previous rate plan."

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RetailEnergyX: Attorney General Urges Holiday Shoppers To Be Vigilant Of "Fraudulent Marketing" By Retail Energy Suppliers

 

Regulator Orders All Hardship Customers To Be Returned To Default Service, Including Those On Existing Contracts (Final Order), Extends Effective Date

Retail Suppliers Prohibited From Serving Hardship Customers

A regulator issued a final decision under which all hardship electricity customers shall be returned to default service

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PSC Sets Amount For Bypassable SOS Adder To Reflect Certain Supply-Related Costs Currently Recovered In Distribution Rates -- Uses "Hybrid" Approach

A PSC has allocated more costs to default service rates

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: CenterPoint Energy Seeks To Sell Non-Utility, Energy Services Units

 

December 17

Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service Provider To Place Customers With Retail Supplier

A provider of Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service solutions will place its customers with a retail energy supplier

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Utility Files To Recover Costs Of Implementing Seamless Moves From Retail Suppliers

Ohio Power (AEP Ohio) has filed a seamless move implementation plan at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio which includes recovering implementation costs from retail electric suppliers

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Texas Retail Provider Changes Name

A Texas REP has changed its name

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Takes 49% Stake In Australian Solar Developer, Supports Integrated Power Business In Serving Retail Customers

 

 

Arizona Commission Staff Say Tucson Electric Power's Alternative Supply Proposal Does Not Follow Customer Eligibility Directive From ACC Policy Statement

Staff Also Say Proposal Shifts Costs To Non-participating Customers

The Utilities Division (Staff) of the Arizona Corporation Commission said in testimony filed in Tucson Electric Power's (TEP) electric rate case that TEP's proposed Rider-l8 Market Pricing-Experimental (MP-EX) pilot program does not follow the customer eligibility directive contained in a prior Commission policy statement, as Staff also said that TEP's proposal does not follow the policy statement's directive concerning cost shifting

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Default Service Rate Decreasing At New Hampshire Utility

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has filed with the New Hampshire PUC proposed new energy service(default service) rates

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December 16

Lubbock Power & Light Determines It Won't Implement Retail Choice Coincident To ERCOT Integration, Any Transition To Competition Would Be Later

In a filing with the Texas PUC, Lubbock Power & Light has stated that it has determined that it will not implement retail electric choice coincident to its integration of part of its system into ERCOT, and LP&L said that any potential transition to competition would occur at a later date

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PUC Staff Seek Forfeiture Of Up To $10.2 Million From Retail Supplier, Citing Alleged Violations

Staff of a PUC have issued a new notice of probable non-compliance to ...

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PSC Releases Details Regarding Energy Supplier Complaints, Will Post Data Going Forward

PSC Chair "Increasingly Concerned" About Suppliers Who Don't Play By The Rules

A Public Service Commission said that it will now share certain information regarding complaints filed by customers against retail electric and natural gas suppliers.

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Notes "Potentially Large" Winter Cost Increases for Electric Customers Who Do Not Shop for Energy Suppliers; Urges Consumers to Check Their Utility’s Price to Compare & Evaluate Alternatives

 

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Procurement Consultant 5 Adds Former Federal Regulator To Mexico Team

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier To Pay £1.5 Million For, "Failing To Treat Customers Fairly And Price Cap Overcharging"; Ofgem Alerted By Whistleblower

 

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Developer, Marketer With Texas Focus Rebrands After Acquisition

 

December 13

Contrary To Mechanism Envisioned By PUC, Utility Would Not Allow Retail Suppliers To Reject Seamless Moves Requested By Customer

Utilities File Compliance Plans, Start Dates To Implement Seamless Moves For Shopping Electric Customers

Utility Cites "Distressed Financial Situation", Cashflow Problems In Being Unable To Provide Timeline For Implementation

Several Ohio electric utilities have filed compliance plans to implement seamless moves

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Companies Respond To Allegations Of Conducting Broker Activity Without a License, Seek Dismissal Of Complaint At PUC

Respondents Note Operating As A "Consultant" Does Not Require A License

Ryan Boucher, RES Consulting LLC (f/k/a Energy Solutions Consulting, LLC or ESC), and Fidelis United Energy Solutions, Inc. (collectively, the Respondents) have jointly filed a response to a complaint filed at the Public Utility Commission of Ohio by H.P. Technologies, Inc. against the Respondents, as Respondents said that at all times they operated under a PUCO broker license or as an agent of a PUCO-certified broker, and that, in any event, the alleged activities amount to consulting which PUCO precedent provides does not require a broker license

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In Customer Data Report, PUC's Consultant Recommends Utilities Be Required To Use Customer AMI Data For Wholesale Settlement Values Of Retail Supplier Customers (Load Profiles Currently Used)

Recommends Green Button Connect-My-Data Be Used For Retail Suppliers To Access CEUD For Existing Customers

A Data and Modern Grid Workgroup (DWG) report by a consultant retained by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has recommended that the electric utilities be required to use customer AMI data for wholesale settlement purposes, and not the current generic load profiles

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Selects Power Marketer For Energy Management

 

 

New York PSC Authorizes Utility Consolidated Billing Of Community Distributed Generation

PSC Sets Discount Rate, Minimum Savings For Participation

Rejects Utility Proposal To Engage In Customer Acquisition For CDG

The New York PSC ordered the electric utilities to allow community distributed generation (CDG) providers to bill for the projects on a utility consolidated bill

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RPA Energy Receives Retail Supplier Licenses In New State

A PSC granted RPA Energy ...

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RetailEnergyX: Griddy Lost 10-20% Of Members In Wake Of Wholesale Scarcity Pricing

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves $145,000 Settlement With Retail Electric Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Voluntary Mitigation Plan With Generator

 

December 12

Updated:

New York PSC Reset Order Defines Mass Market, Small Non-Residential Customers To Which New ESCO Price Limits Apply

PSC Allows Auto-Renewal Only Onto Guaranteed Savings Contract

ESCOs Prohibited From Offering One-Time Promotional Items As Inducement For Customer Enrollment

Earlier:

New York PSC Imposes Price Caps On Fixed, Variable ESCO Products, In "Reset" Order

ESCOs Must Obtain Affirmative Consent To Continue To Serve Customers Under New, Compliant Products

ESCOs Prohibited From Bundling Any Service, Product With Supply That Is Not Energy Related

On-Bill Comparison Will Compare Default Service, ESCO Prices

ESCOs Must Submit New Applications To Continue Eligibility To Serve Customers

New ESCO Financial Surety Requirements To Be Developed

The New York PSC adopted today an order in its retail market "reset" order which, among other things, limits products which ESCOs may offer

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David Crane, Former NRG CEO, Joins Board Of Retail Supplier

David Crane has joined the Board of Directors of a retail energy supplier

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New York PSC Revokes Eligibility Of ESCO Currently Serving Customers

The New York PSC revoked the ESCO eligibility of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Long Island (NY) Town Says LIPA A "Stumbling Block" To Municipal Aggregation, Presses Lawmakers

 

ENGIE Enters New Service Areas

ENGIE Resources subsidiary Plymouth Rock Energy has entered the geographic service territory of ...

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December 11

Baker Hughes Selects Retail Supplier For Wind, Solar Solution

A REP was selected by Baker Hughes to provide a ...

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Start-up Broker Formed

A start-up applied for ...

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PUC Sets Rate For Default Service After Asking Supplier For "Reasonable" Bid

Default Service Rate Falls 24%

After an initial RFP for standard offer service electricity supplies for the large customer class at ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Board Approves Price Corrections

 

Regulator Initiates Investigation Of Two Retail Suppliers, Assigns Prosecutorial Staff Rather Than Issuing Immediate NOV

The Connecticut PURA opened what it termed two separate "investigation[s]" of alleged non-compliance by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected By Hormel For Solar

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Further Implementing Use of Actual Interval Data for IDR ESI IDs for Initial Settlement

 

From 12/17/18: Maryland PSC Authorizes Utilities To Offer Value-Add Behavioral Load Shifting Tool As Part Of Time Of Use Rate Supply Pilots

The Maryland PSC has authorized Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), and Delmarva Power & Light Company to offer to customers in a Time of Use pilot (which includes TOU supply rates for utility supply service) a Behavioral Load Shifting (Shaping) tool.

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December 10

Retail Energy Marketer Raises $30M In Series C Funding Round

"Largest Residential Energy Broker In The Country," Rebrands To Reflect "Complete Home Energy Platform"

Near-Term Plans Include New Energy Subscription Pricing Models, Incentivizing Customers To Use Smart Home Devices To Shift Consumption

A retail energy marketer announced the closure of a $30M Series C funding round to ...

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Broker, Energy Manager Acquires Building Automation Service Provider

An energy services provider which offers retail energy procurement and brokering among its services announced the addition of ...

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State Agency Proposes Tracking Impact On Arrearages From Customer's Participation In Retail Electric Choice

A state agency said in an energy affordability proceeding that the impact, on the customer's arrearage status, from a customer's participation in retail electric choice should be tracked

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RetailEnergyX: Complaint Alleges 'Fraud' By Retail Energy Broker In Procuring Bids For Energy Supply For City In New York State

 

 

Steve Davis, Long-time Fixture In Texas Retail Electric Market Regulation, Retiring

New Counsel For Alliance For Retail Markets Named

Stephen J. Davis, the long-time President of the Alliance for Retail Markets (ARM) and fixture in the world of Texas electric regulation, is officially retiring on ...

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town With 170,000 Customers Considering State's First Opt-out Municipal Natural Gas Aggregation

 

 

Broker-Consultant and Technology Company Team To Launch Energy Data Pilot For Defense Contractor

A broker and a technology company specializing in advanced maintenance for military, industrial, and commercial applications announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate, Partner Awarded $1 Billion Energy, Utility Management Concession For Large University

 

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RetailEnergyX: Osaka Gas Takes Minority Stake In U.K. Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: San Diego Community Power Set To File At Calif. PUC For Municipal Aggregation Approval

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Approves OVO Energy Acquisition Of SSE Energy Services

 

December 9

ESCO Responds To Complaint Filed At New York PSC By Retail Supplier

Median Energy Corporation has filed a response to a complaint filed at the New York PSC by Atlantic Power & Gas, LLC (APG) in which Atlantic had alleged that Median violated the UBP and the General Business Law ('GBL') (the 'Complaint') in enrolling a customer

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Arizona Corporation Commission Cancels December 19 Meeting On Retail Electric Choice

The Arizona Corporation Commission cancelled a ...

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RetailEnergyX: Local Pol Pushing For State Law To Authorize Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

Pennsylvania Utility Sees First Growth In Residential Electric Shopping Since March 2017

Statewide Residential Shopping Continues To Decline

An EDC saw its first monthly net increase in the number of residential electric customers on competitive retail supply since March 2017, according to the latest stats posted by the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Co-op Says Its Customers On Competitive Retail Supply Set To Pay $2.5 Million More Than Default Service
--- CEO Seeks Retail Market Reforms, Limits On Customer Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City To Promote Opt-In Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Calls For Retail Electric Choice In Arizona

 

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RetailEnergyX: Voltus Says It Is First Aggregator Of Retail Customers For Demand Response In SPP

 

December 6

New Texas Retail Provider Says Its Plan Is $400 Cheaper Annually Versus, "Default Plans Of The Largest Suppliers"

Will Pay Termination Fees For Customers Leaving Their REP To Enroll, Up To $100

Bulb, which describes itself as the UK’s fastest-growing retail energy supplier and whose Texas market entry had been exclusively first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com in June, formally announced its launch of retail electric service in Texas, and said that, "Bulb’s plan is $400 cheaper per year for the average Texan home, compared to the default plans of the largest suppliers."

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PSC Adopts Rule Changes Clarifying Rescission Period

A PSC has adopted final rules clarifying the start of the rescission period for electric and natural gas contracts

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PSNH Default Service Rate To Decrease For Residential, Small Commercial Customers

Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource) has filed new energy service (default service) for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S. Acquires Competitor In U.K. Market

 

Texas ALJ Denies Motion To Dismiss Trader's Complaint Seeking Re-pricing Of May ERCOT Price Spike Caused By QSE Input Error

A Texas ALJ has denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed at the Texas PUC 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: Baltimore Sun Calls For "Full Investigation" Of Retail Energy Suppliers; Market Changes
--- PSC Chair Says Editorial "Badly Misconstrues" Market, Ignores PSC Enforcement

 

December 5

Constellation Acquires Another Customer Book, Brings Supplier Into New Market

Constellation has completed the acquisition of ...

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ERCOT: Reserve Margin Climbs 2% For Summer 2020 Versus 2019

2020 Reserve Margin Exceeds Economically Optimal Reserve Margin

2021 Reserve Margin Forecast Over 18%

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) today released its December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report, which includes planning reserve margins for the next five years.

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Names New CEO

A Texas REP has filed for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to reflect a, "change in CEO"

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Retail Suppliers Seek Confirmation Dayton Power & Light Will Continue Supplier Consolidated Billing Pilot Under ESP Withdrawal

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed comments at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio requesting that Dayton Power & Light clarify and confirm that it will continue to meet various commitments, including those related to a supplier consolidated billing pilot, under a stipulation DP&L entered into with several parties in its electric security plan (ESP) III proceeding, notwithstanding DP&L's withdrawal of ESP III and filing of new tariffs.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Forthcoming Draft Retail Electric Choice Rules From Arizona Commissioner Won't Require Choice In Salt River Project

 

 

Natural Gas Marketer Expands Commercial Executive Management Team, Expands To Houston With New Office

A natural gas marketer announced the expansion of its commercial executive management team as follows

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Broker, Energy Manager Expands With New Office

A broker-consultant and energy management firm announced the company will expand its operations with ...

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NextEra-Owned Usource Receives Licenses In New State

Usource has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Cancels Broker's License

 

Start-up EnergiApp Receives Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate
• Start-up Bright Energy Receives Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Provides Notice Of Expected Date For Rayburn Integration Into ERCOT

 

 

From 6/6: U.K. Retail Supplier Bulb Sets Entry Timeline For Texas, U.S. Market Entry

Serves 1.3 Million Members In U.K. As Largest Green Supplier

Bulb, a U.K. retail energy supplier which describes itself as the U.K.'s biggest green supplier, announced its international expansion plans

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December 4

Texas QSE Would Pay $475,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $475,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of

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Retail Supplier Opposes Stipulation Between PUC Staff And Another Supplier To Resolve Investigation Proceeding, Seeks Modifications

Interstate Gas Supply has filed a brief opposing a stipulation between 2019, Verde Energy USA Ohio, LLC and Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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PSC Orders Retail Suppliers To Execute Agreement With PJM To Transfer Price Responsive Demand Credits To Utilities

The Maryland PSC today accepted modified revisions from Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva to their supplier coordination tariffs, and ordered that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Attorneys General Of Several Retail Choice States Urge Federal Trade Commission To Expand Rules On Negative Option Marketing (Auto-Renewals May Be Impacted)

 

Sunwave Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Sunwave USA Holdings Inc. applied for ...

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PUC Reviewing Rules For Distribution Rate Case Filings (Cost Of Service, Implicates Potential Allocation To SOS)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has opened a periodic five-year review of Ohio Adm.Code 4901-7-01, relating to standard filing requirements for rate cases for electric and natural gas utilities, among others

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December 3

Company Led By Texas Retail Market Vets Acquires Retail Supplier

A retail supplier is now owned by ...

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Proposed Decision Would Require All Hardship Customers To Be Dropped To Default Service, Including Those On Existing Retail Supplier Contracts

Draft Order Would Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Serving Hardship Customers

A regulator issued a proposed decision which would require that all hardship customers be dropped to default service by ...

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Another Texas TDU Affiliate Seeks Texas Electric Broker License

An affiliate of a Texas TDU applied for a Texas broker license

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RetailEnergyX: EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America Sign Power Purchase Agreement

 

 

Retail Suppliers Ask Regulator To Act On Long-Pending Proposed Marketing Rules, OCC Seeks Refresh

The Retail Energy Supply Association recently requested that the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority take further action in a pending proceeding which had been opened to address implementation of marketing standards and sales practices by electric suppliers (Docket 14-07-20RE01)

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers At Multiple Service Areas

The Maine PUC disclosed winning Standard Offer providers at Central Maine Power and Emera Maine-Maine Public District

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RetailEnergyX: Baltimore Sun Runs Story On Previously Reported Multiple Retail Supplier Show Cause, Complaint Proceedings At PSC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces Two U.S. Renewable Projects In RTO States

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Retail Supplier Develops Boiler Support Via Google Assistant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses FirstEnergy Solutions Challenge To Sought Ballot Petition To Overturn Nuclear Subsidy Law

 

December 2

ESCO Names Energy Market Vet As New Director of Sales

An ESCO named ...

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Retail Supplier To Be Sold

A parent has entered into a transaction to sell ...

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Just Energy Announces Senior Debt Covenant Amendment and Suspension Of The Dividend On Its Series A Preferred Shares

Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy or the Company) announced today that it has amended its senior secured credit facility to increase the senior debt to EBITDA covenant ratio from 1.50:1 to 2.00:1 for the third quarter of Fiscal 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Completes Acquisition Of Australian Retail Supplier, Building "One Stop Shop" For Consumer Energy Needs
--- Shell Also Closes On Acquisition Of Just Energy U.K.

 

Retail Supplier Enters Settlement With Regulator, Will Pay $750,000, In Lieu Of Earlier $1.5 Million

A regulator has approved formalizing a settlement agreement with ...

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Retail Supplier Discloses Pending Investigations From State Attorney General, Consumer Agency; Investigations Under Broader Consumer Laws

A retail supplier disclosed ...

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RetailEnergyX: E.ON Separating Large C&I, Mass Market Npower Retail Energy Businesses; Will Explore Options, Potential Sale, For Large C&I Biz

 

Utility: Arizona Law Would Require ACC To Regulate Return On Equity For Retail Supplier Under Electric Choice

Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) and UNS Electric, Inc. (hereafter, "TEP") said in comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission, concerning the ACC's review of retail electric choice, that, under electric choice, the ACC would be required, under its constitutional charge, to set the return on equity for competitive suppliers

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NRG Proposes Mechanism For Serving Non-Shopping Customers Under Any Arizona Transition To Retail Electric Choice

NRG Recommends Minimal Capital Requirements, "Insurance" For Supplier Licenses

In comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission concerning the ACC's review of retail electric choice, NRG Energy included a proposal for a mechanism to serve non-shopping customers under any transition to retail choice

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A PUC has disclosed ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Solar Capacity Expected To Double Next Year

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Launches EV Initiatives, Including EV Charger Virtual Power Plant

 

November 28

Regulator Instructs Retail Supplier To Cease Enrolling New Customers

Regulator Cites Concerns With Contracting, Rate Presentation

Wattifi Explains Operations Currently In Beta, Not Actively Marketing, Will Address Concerns

A regulator has issued a letter to ...

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From 11/14: Texas PUC Commissioner Proposes, For Comment, Provision That Brokers Be Required To Disclose To Client Any Affiliation With Retail Electric Provider

PUC Chair Concerned With Language Concerning Broker Compensation Disclosure Requirement

In a memo in advance of today's Public Utility Commission of Texas open meeting, Commissioner Shelly Botkin has proposed that the proposal for publication include a provision that electric brokers be required to disclose to clients any affiliation with a retail electric provider

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November 27

Subsidiary Of Japanese Conglomerate Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A subsidiary of a Japanese conglomerate has applied for ...

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State Proposes To Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Bundling Renewable Energy With Electric Plans Billed Through Utility Consolidated Billing

A regulator has issued a proposal that would prohibit retail electric suppliers from providing to customers an electricity plan that includes in a bundled price renewable energy that exceeds the state's RPS if such plan is billed through utility consolidated billing (UCB).

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Citing Recent Defaults, New York ISO Files For Credit Requirement Changes At FERC

Includes New Certification, Material Change Example, Reporting Requirements; NYISO Ability To Reject Applicants

The New York ISO has filed at FERC for changes in its credit policy and requirements

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Dayton Power & Light Formally Withdraws Electric Security Plan, Addresses Impact On Default Service Rates

As expected, The Dayton Power and Light Company has filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to withdraw its pending electric security plan (ESP III)

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November 26

Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As Chief Sales Officer

A retail energy supplier has named ...

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Supplier As Regulatory & Corporate Counsel

An energy market vet has joined ...

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Generation Developer Affiliate, Led By Former Governor, Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

An affiliate of a generation developer applied for ...

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Retail Supplier Enters Settlement With Regulator, Will Pay $500,000, In Lieu Of Earlier $750,000

The Connecticut PURA has approved formalizing a settlement agreement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: State's New Law Authorizing Opt-out Municipal Aggregation "Scares" Columnist

 

AEP Texas Provides Per-Customer Amount For Credit To Be Provided To Former Oncor Customers In McAllen Territory Acquired By AEP

AEP Texas has filed with the Texas PUC the per-customer amount of a credit that will be provided to transitioned customers as part of its acquisition of Oncor's distribution assets in the McAllen/Mission area of Hidalgo County

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Maine PUC disclosed winning Standard Offer suppliers at Emera Maine-Bangor Hydro District (EME-BHD, formerly Bangor Hydro-Electric)

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SunSea Energy Seeks Licenses In New State

SunSea Energy applied for ...

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ERCOT Files 4CP Dates, Report For Summer 2019

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) has filed with the Texas PUC its report on the four monthly coincident peak (4CP) Loads in the ERCOT System for the months of June, July, August and September 2019 (2019 4CP Report)

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RetailEnergyX: Two Cities Approved To Join Calif. Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Offering Carbon Offsets As Holiday Gift

 

November 25

Texas Broker-Consultant Registers As Power Marketer

A broker registered as a Texas wholesale power marketer

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FirstEnergy Solutions Reveals Post-Bankruptcy Corporate Name, Targets Retail Growth

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. announced today that upon its successful emergence from restructuring it will change its corporate name to ...

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Staff Of State Regulator Seeks Up To $1 Million Penalty Against Retail Supplier

Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission has recommended that the Commission impose a financial penalty ranging from $350,000 to $1,000,000 on

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RetailEnergyX: New York State To Appoint Monitor To Oversee National Grid's "Gas Supply Operations" Under Agreement To Resolve Moratorium Show Cause Order
--- National Grid To Pay $35 Million

 

 

Updated: Retail Supplier Partners With Nonprofit To Provide Energy Efficiency Audits, Services

A retail supplier will begin offering comprehensive energy efficiency audits performed by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Mitsubishi, Chubu Named Preferred Buyer In Bid For European Retail Energy Supplier
--- Companies Say Purchase Aids Targeted Expansion Into Energy Management, Services

 

 

PSC Proposes To Require Retail Suppliers To Notify Customers Of Billing Errors

A PSC would require retail electric and natural gas suppliers to provide specific billing error notifications to customers -- a requirement not contained in the current electric billing error rules

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RetailEnergyX: El Paso Electric Seeks Texas PUC Approval To Build New Gas-fired Generation

 

Utilities Respond To Retail Supplier Requests As Part Of Proposed Load Shaping Pilots

The Maryland utilities have filed responses with the PSC in response to various requests made by retail electric suppliers made in response to an RFP for load shaping pilots

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RetailEnergyX: Cincinnati To Build 65 MW Of Solar To Serve Municipal Aggregation

 

FERC Orders Changes In ISO-NE Storage Rules To Ensure Resource Does Not Pay Both The Wholesale And Retail Price For The Same Charging Energy

In ruling on an ISO New England compliance filing relating to electric storage participation in the wholesale market, FERC directed changes to ensure that electric storage resources will not pay both the wholesale and retail price for the same charging energy

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Number Of Customers On Competitive Retail Supply In Long Island Falls After State Sales Tax Change

 

November 22

Regulator Proposes New Security Requirements For Retail Suppliers, Up To $2 Million

Would Institute Biennial Review Of Supplier Licenses

Proposes New Rules For Rate Board, Rates On Supplier's Website

A regulator has issued proposed revisions to the electric supplier licensing rules

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Retail Supplier Files To Add "Power Broker" To License

A retail supplier filed to amend its current competitive retail electric service (CRES) license to add "Power Broker" under the section identifying the categories for which an entity seeks to be certified

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FirstEnergy Solutions Reaches Settlement On Polar Vortex Pass-Through Claims

FirstEnergy Solutions has reached a settlement with a certain class concerning breach of contract claims arising from charges imposed after the polar vortex, and would establish a settlement fund valued at $12 million

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RetailEnergyX: PSEG Merchant Power Leader Adds COO Role At Parent; New VP Of Trading Named

 

Update: Constellation Provides Expected Customer Count To Be Acquired From Agera Energy As Transaction Closes

Constellation announced that it has completed its acquisition of a portion of Agera Energy’s electric retail and natural gas customer accounts

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AES Says Subsidiary Dayton Power & Light Expects To Withdraw From PUCO-Modified Electric Security Plan

ESP Subject To Withdrawal Included Supplier Consolidated Billing Pilot, Default Service Parameters

In providing an update on regulatory developments at Dayton Power & Light, after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio struck a Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR) from DP&L's electric security plan (ESP), DP&L's parent, the AES Corporation announced that, "DP&L expects to withdraw its current Electric Security Plan (ESP 3), and file new rates consistent with its most recent Standard Service Offer approved by the PUCO in 2016 and based on DP&L’s first ESP (ESP 1)."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Excess Capacity Procured Due To Capacity Market Designs Total $1.4 Billion Annually

 

PUC Sets Effective Date For Exclusion of Mercantile Customer Load From Retail Suppliers', Utilities' RPS Obligation

A PUC established a date for baseline reductions to exclude the load and usage of mercantile customers in terms of calculating an electric service company's (ESC, retail supplier) and EDU's renewable energy portfolio obligation,

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RetailEnergyX: Facebook Selects Supplier For Solar Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Labour Party Seeks To Nationalise "Big Six" Retail Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Florida Energy Choice Backer Again Alleges Utilities Could Be Bankrolling Unrelated Voter Petitions To Drive Up Cost Of Signature Gathering

 

November 21

PUC Rules On Sought Retail Market Enhancements In Default Service Proceeding

PUC Addresses Bypassability Of Generation-Related Charge

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued an order on a contested stipulation in Dayton Power & Light's electric security plan (ESP)

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PUCO Denies AEP Ohio's Sought Finding Of A "Need" For 900 MW Of Utility-Developed Renewables, Denies Nonbypassable Charge

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order denying AEP Ohio’s request for a finding of need for at least 900 MW of renewable generating facilities, during the long-term forecast report (LTFR) planning period, based on the resource planning projections submitted by the Company, pursuant to R.C. 4928.143(B)(2)(c).

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Texas Retail Electric Provider Seeks Declaratory Order Concerning Levelizing Prepaid Customers Account Balance

A REP filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a petition seeking a declaratory order concerning the construction of Substantive Rule 25.498(a) as it relates to a proposed offering of a levelized payment option for prepaid service

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Direct Energy Parent Says Margins, Returns Higher For North America Business Energy Supply Segment

Reports Growth In North America Consumer Accounts

In a trading statement released today, Centrica said ...

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Complaint Filed At PUC Seeks Rescission Of Broker's Licenses

A complaint has been filed against ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Funds Dividend, Affirms Net Leverage Target

 

EnergyMark Seeks Electric Supplier License In New State

EnergyMark, LLC applied for ...

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Retail Supplier Agrees To Not Seek To Serve Customers In State, At Any Time, Under Settlement

Prosecutorial Staff (PRO) of the Connecticut PURA ("Authority") and ...

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Proposed Decision Says That Retail Suppliers That Refuse To Submit RPS Cost Data To PUC Risk Enforcement Action

A proposed order would warn retail suppliers that those suppliers which do not file RPS cost data risk enforcement action

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Notes Price To Compare Rising At Most Utilities On December 1, Urges Consumers To Evaluate Competitive Supply Options

 

Niagara Mohawk Files Revisions To Annual Gas Supply Cost Reconciliation Refund, Surcharge

Niagara Mohawk d/b/a National Grid filed with the New York PSC revisions to its annual reconciliation of purchased gas costs and gas cost recoveries, including an adjustment to the calculation of the Company’s System Performance Adjustment (SPA).

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Cancels Retail Supplier "Shell" Licences Used To Facilitate Market Entry

 

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RetailEnergyX: With Acquisition Completed, Macquarie Launches Energy Storage Business To Serve Corporate End-Use Customers, Others

 

November 20

Texas Comptroller Issues Letter To ERCOT Regarding QSE Tangible Personal Property Taxation Issue

The Director of the Tax Policy Division of the Texas Comptroller has issued a letter to ERCOT concerning tangible personal property tax-related issues for Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs)

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New York Data Center To Seek PSC Declaratory Order On Sale Of Electricity Supply To Non-Affiliate Tenant Customers

Greenidge Generation LLC stated an intent to, in the future, seek a declaratory order from the New York PSC concerning the sale of electricity supply to non-affiliate tenant customers of the data center

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Marathon Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

Marathon Power LLC d/b/a Marathon Energy applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: EDF Exercises Put Option To Sell Share Of Co-owned Exelon Nuclear Plants, Exelon To Begin Negotiations To Acquire Full Ownership

 

PPL Time Of Use Default Service RFP Fails To Procure Tranches, Prices Set Using Contingency Plan

A recent RFP to supply Time of Use generation rate, non-shopping customers at PPL Electric Utilities failed to procure tranches for each of the Residential and the Small Commercial & Industrial Customer Groups

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Another State Considering Accelerated, More Frequent RPS Compliance Deadlines For Retail Suppliers, Citing Cases Of Non-Compliance

"In order to identify potential cases of non-compliance by Retail Electric Suppliers earlier in each compliance year and to limit risks of significant non-compliance and related effects," a state is considering

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RetailEnergyX: Innergex Announces Full Commissioning Of Phoebe, Called Largest Solar Farm In Operation In Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Regulator Proposes Limiting Retail Energy Rate Discounts For Good Payment Standing, Limiting Late Fees

 

November 19

Several Retail Energy Vets Join Exelon's New Broker

Several retail energy veterans have recently joined Breakerbox, LLC, Exelon's new energy broker and consultant

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Regulator Proposes To Require Retail Suppliers To Settle RPS Obligations In "More Real-Time" Fashion, Cites Bankruptcies Of Suppliers With Unmet RPS Obligations

A regulator is considering requiring retail suppliers to settle their RPS obligations earlier.

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Retail Supplier Files Suit Alleging Violation Of NDA Non-Solicitation Clause By Competitor; Competitor Says Actions Permitted Under NDA

A retail supplier filed a suit in federal court against ...

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor, AEP Texas Update Transition Dates For Transfer Of Oncor McAllen Customers To AEP Texas, As Sale Approved By PUC

 

PSC Seeks To "Reform" SOS Bypassable Reconciliation Methodology

A PSC will hold a further technical conference on the SOS Procurement Cost Adjustment

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Corpus Christi, Texas Raises Franchise Fee, AEP Texas Raising Rate Charged To Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas issued a market notice informing retail electric providers that AEP Texas received notice of the approval of Ordinance No. 031889 by the City of Corpus Christi, TX on October 1, 2019 to increase the total franchise fee by ...

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AEP Energy Partners Seeks Wind, Solar Supplies To Serve Growing Retail Loads; Notes Recent Google Supply Contract

AEP Energy Partners is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar and new or repowered wind facilities located in ...

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New York PSC Approves ConEd Gas Storage Program For ESCOs With Clarifications

The New York PSC issued an order approving Consolidated Edison's (the Company) tariff amendments to its gas tariff schedule, P.S.C. No. 9, to modify the provisions in the Daily Delivery Service (DDS) Program to institute a voluntary Tier 2(B) Physical Storage Program (Tier 2(B) Program) for Gas Marketers, with two clarifications

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RetailEnergyX: Santanna Energy Announces Program Allowing New Customers To Direct Charity Donations

 

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 December 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy "Price War" Prompts U.K. Supplier To Shift Focus Away From Residential Market To C&Is

 

November 18

Retail Supplier Files Complaint Against ESCO At New York PSC

A retail supplier has filed a complaint against ...

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PJM Board Names Former Direct Energy President As PJM President & CEO

The PJM Board of Managers announced today that it has appointed ...

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Retail Energy Marketer To Cease Selling In State, Pay $150,000 Under Settlement With Attorney General

An energy marketer has agreed to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut Town Wants To Implement Opt-out Municipal Aggregation, Seeking State Legislation

 

 

New ESCO Files To Serve New York Customers

A new ESCO has filed a RAAF at the New York PSC

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Nstar Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 15%

Small C&I Rate To Increase 13%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

Nstar (Eversource Energy-Eastern MA service area) has filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning January 1, 2020

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Exelon's New Broker Receives License In New State

A PUC granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Energy Retail Offering Boiler Care, Home Emergency Services Protection Plans

 

 

PUC Staff Recommends End Of Program Assigning Customers To Retail Suppliers; Re-introduction Of Auction For Default Service

Retail Suppliers Propose New Eligibility Requirements, Pricing Guardrails For Customer Assignment Program

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed testimony in support of Staff's previously reported recommendation to eliminate the Monthly Variable Rate (MVR) program at Dominion East Ohio for residential and nonresidential customers

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AEP Ohio Negotiating Bilateral Contracts With Ohio Customers For 900 MW Of Renewables

AEP Ohio filed an application, for reasonable arrangements, at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to implement the 900 megawatt (MW) renewable commitment previously approved by the Commission (Case Nos. 14-1693-EL-RDR, et al.), its approved ESP IV plan (Case Nos. 16-1852-EL-SSO et al.), and R.C. 4905.31 (Case No. 19-2037-EL-AEC)

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November 15

Regulator Opens New Proceeding To Revise Regulations For Retail Electric Supplier Licensing (Security, Post-Licensing Obligations)

A regulator has formally opened and noticed a new docket concerning retail electric supplier licensing

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Broker-Consultant Names Former State Regulator As VP

A broker-consultant has named ...

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Texas PUC Commissioners To Modify Allocation Of CenterPoint-TDU's Recovery Of Monthly Flat Charges -- Per "Meter" Versus Per "Customer" Basis

During yesterday's open meeting, a majority of Texas PUC Commissioners agreed, as part of a rate case, to a modification in how CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE) assesses its flat monthly customer charge and metering charge

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RetailEnergyX: Rochester, NY To Implement Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

Summer Energy Reports Quarterly Results

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent of the Summer Energy retail providers, reported earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves $35,000 Settlement With Retail Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Potential Price Correction From Newly Discovered Issue, Will Seek Board Review

 

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RetailEnergyX: Estée Lauder Selects Supplier For Renewable Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Will New Generation Follow Higher ERCOT Power Prices

 

November 14

Retail Supplier Names New Chief Marketing Officer

A retail supplier announced a new CMO

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Texas PUC Commissioners Struggle With Whether To Regulate Similar Names Among REPs, Aggregators (Brokers)

During today's open meeting, Commissioners of the Texas PUC struggled with whether the Commission should regulate the names of aggregators (with any decision likely to be mirrored in the new broker regulations), with respect to if the names are similar to the names of existing retail electric providers

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Retail Supplier, Partner Launch 20-Year Community Solar Agreement in Illinois

A retail supplier and solar developer have announced a long-term agreement for community solar subscription services in Illinois.

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PSC Rules On Retail Suppliers' Sought Finding That Suppliers Are Not Required To Pay Offshore Wind Costs Prior To Commercial Operation

The Maryland PSC has issued an order concerning a motion from the Retail Energy Supply Association which had requested that the PSC hold that retail suppliers are not required to make payments related to offshore wind obligations in advance of a commercial operation date (COD)

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

 

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Texas PUC Commissioner Proposes, For Comment, Provision That Brokers Be Required To Disclose To Client Any Affiliation With Retail Electric Provider

PUC Chair Concerned With Language Concerning Broker Compensation Disclosure Requirement

In a memo in advance of today's Public Utility Commission of Texas open meeting, Commissioner Shelly Botkin has proposed that the proposal for publication include a provision that electric brokers be required to disclose to clients any affiliation with a retail electric provider

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Texas TDU Would Pay $250,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff Concerning Alleged Failure To Honor Customer REP Switch Requests During A Mass Transition

A TDU would pay $250,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of Electric Reliability Council of Texas Retail Market Guide § 7.11(1) regarding the June 1, 2018 mass transition involving Breeze Energy LLC.

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Natural Gas Marketer Names New Vice President

As part of a series of executive promotions across various subsidiaries, a marketer named ...

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Final PECO Residential, Small C&I Price To Compare For December 1 Posted With Updated Transmission Rate, Rates Decreasing

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC updated bypassable transmission rates to be effective December 1, 2019

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ESCO Opposes New York Utilities' Sought Confirmation That Co-Marketing With Third Party For Non-Utility Service, Use Of Utility Logos Is Not Prohibited By Code Of Conduct Restrictions

Family Energy Inc. filed comments with the New York PSC in opposition to a request from the three National Grid utilities for a declaratory ruling that certain provisions on the utilities' respective codes of conduct restrictions do not apply to one or more of the utilities' plans to enter into an arrangement with a third-party provider of weatherization and home energy efficiency services that would include use of the KEDNY, KEDLI, Niagara Mohawk, and/or National Grid names and/or service marks by such third party alongside their own in the marketing and offering of such services.

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Central Maine Power, MPS Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates Falling 20%

The Maine PUC approved new Standard Offer electric rates for Central Maine Power and Emera Maine-Maine Public District (MPD, formerly MPS) for various customer classes for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

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November 13

Energy Advisory Firm, Procurement Consultant 5 Adds Digital Business Leader, Energy Market Vet To Team

Energy advisory firm 5 announced that ...

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Texas ALJs Propose Approving New Inadvertent Gain Fee Applicable To Retail Electric Providers

ALJs Recommend System-wide Rates For AEP Texas Central, North; Though Tax Refund, Transition Cost Riders Would Be Unique

ALJs Would Deny Relief Sought By REPs On Several Issues

In a proposal for decision in AEP Texas's rate case, a group of Texas ALJs have proposed approving a new Inadvertent Gain Fee applicable to retail electric providers

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Atlantic Energy Expanding To New States, Territories

Retail supplier Atlantic Energy announced that it is expanding its footprint.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Advanced Energy Group Criticizes Requirement That DERs Interact With ERCOT Market Through REPs/LSEs, Seek Direct Participation
--- Claims $3 Billion In Savings Possible In Wholesale Prices

 

Bankruptcy Court Approves Sale Of Agera Energy Customers To Constellation

A federal bankruptcy court has approved the sale of various Agera Energy LLC, Aequitas Energy, Inc. and energy.me midwest llc retail energy customer contracts to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Constellation)

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Texas QSE To Pay $10,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $10,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Ørsted To Build Solar And Storage Project In Texas

 

Texas QSE To Pay $16,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $16,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Clorox Selects Supplier For Solar Power VPPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Gov. Cuomo Issues Letter Notifying National Grid Of "Intent To Revoke" Its Certificate to Operate Downstate Gas Franchise

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Court Rules Ofgem Erred In Changing How Retail Energy Price Cap Set

 

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RetailEnergyX: SSE Retail Supplier Sees Customer Decline, Drags On Parent Earnings As Sale To Ovo Pending

 

November 12

"FirstEnergy Home" E-commerce Venture To Offer Internet, Voice, Video, Other Subscription Services

FirstEnergy Corp.'s previously reported e-commerce venture FirstEnergy Home is expanding into additional services

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Veteran Energy Market Counsel Joins Walmart Retail Supplier As Director, Markets and Compliance

A veteran energy market counsel has joined ...

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NRG Subsidiary Registers As Retail Supplier In New Market

NRG Power Marketing LLC has registered as ...

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Retail Supplier: Consumer Counsel Seeking To "Retroactively" Assign Bypassable Costs To Retail Suppliers

In a brief in a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio review of Duke Energy Ohio's purchased gas adjustment, Interstate Gas Supply said that the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel is seeking to require choice customers to retroactively pay for costs that were expressly bypassable

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Launches Solar + Storage Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) For California Homeowners

 

Maine Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates Falling About 20%

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer electric rates for the Emera Maine Bangor Hydro District (formerly BHE), for the 12-month period beginning January 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Redaptive Accepted As Energy Efficiency Provider For New York State's Real Time Energy Management Program (Retail Supplier Affiliate Among Investors)

 

 

From 11/5: New Texas Retail Provider Evolve Energy Launches; "Makes Energy Management Automatic in Texas with New AI-Based Platform"

Touts, "40% Off Of Electricity Rates Depending On How And When They Use Electricity"

Start-up retail electric provider Evolve Energy has launched service in Texas, with an app to provide access to wholesale electricity prices, "and optimize energy use for residents across the state."

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November 11

New York Utilities Offer Two Proposals To Change Resource Adequacy Construct, Align With State Policy Goals

Several Stakeholders Warn Against Long-Term Contracts

The joint New York utilities (Joint Utilities) have proposed at the New York PSC two capacity market redesign approaches that, "both address the NYPSC’s goals within the framework of the NYISO’s markets and may satisfy several key objectives and criteria for market design changes."

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Exelon Reports Constellation Retail Customer, Performance Metrics

In a presentation to investors, Exelon reported various metrics for its Constellation retail business

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AEP Reports Customer Count, Volumes For Retail Supplier AEP Energy

In a presentation to investors, AEP reported various metrics for its retail supplier AEP Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica's Local Energy Market Said To Achieve "Major Flexibility Breakthrough"

 

 

PUC Sets New Level For Alternative Compliance Payment, Rules On Retail Suppliers' Requests

Revised Rule Addresses Exemption Of Existing Contracts From Recent Legislative RPS Change

The Maine PUC has adopted final rules to implement the recently enacted L.D. 1494 which, among other things, established a new Class IA RPS applicable to retail suppliers and SOS suppliers, with the Class IA RPS equaling 40% of sales by 2030

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PJM Announces Departure Of Senior Vice President

PJM announced today that ...

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Pennsylvania Sees Slower Decline In Net Loss Of Residential Electric Customers On Competitive Supply

Since late August 2019, Pennsylvania has seen the net decline of the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply slow

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PSC Issues Draft Revising Language Governing Exemption Of Existing Retail Contract From New RPS Changes

The District of Columbia PSC has issued a revised set of draft rules to implement recent legislation concerning the RPS

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RetailEnergyX: SunPower To Split Into Separate Distributed Generation, Solar Manufacturing Businesses

 

Updated: Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine has filed a 10-Q with additional revenue data for the Retail segment

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Centrica Formally Launches Sale Of E&P Business Spirit Energy

 

November 8

FirstEnergy, Soon To Be Solely Regulated Utilities, Intends To Provide Customers, "With More Than Electricity, Including New Products And Services That Make Their Lives Easier, Brighter And More Secure"

FirstEnergy Notes That, "Our Utility Companies Enjoy Strong Name Recognition"

FirstEnergy Corp., which will soon shed its competitive retail and wholesale generation businesses once a FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy proceeding is complete, has released a Strategic Plan which articulates the company's vision for the next five years.

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Genie Retail Energy Reports Increase In Adjusted EBITDA, Customer Count Grows

Newly Entering The Texas Marketing, Genie Serving A "Few Thousand" RCEs In ERCOT

Genie Energy Ltd. reported results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2019

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Massachusetts Mass Market Default Service Rates To Increase 15-17%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning January 1, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Spark Energy, Inc. Authorizes Preferred Stock Share Repurchase Program

 

 

Start-up Varsity Energy, Led By Retail Market Vets, Receives Texas REP Certificate

Focus Will Be Affinity Causes, Renewables

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

• Renewables-Focused Retail Supplier Receives Texas REP Certificate

• Genaset Energy Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas PUC Staff Propose On-Demand Read Requirements For Smart Meter Texas, Minimum Number To Be Provided, As Replacement For HAN Functionality

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication for changes to the rules governing advanced metering systems (AMS, e.g. Smart Meter Texas), including proposed on-demand read requirements in place of the existing home area network functionality (HAN) requirements

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Calpine Reports Results For Retail Segment

Calpine reported that Commodity Margin for its retail segment for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2019 was ...

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RetailEnergyX: DTE Energy Intends To "Significantly Expand" Voluntary Renewable Programs

 

 

Final Calif. Decision Lowers Amount To Be Procured By Retail Suppliers For Share Of Incremental Reliability Resources & Renewable Integration Resources

Final Order Allows Retail Suppliers To Self-Provide (All or None), But Permits Use Of Utility Procurement Backstop

Final Order Allows Some Imports To Qualify

The California PUC issued a final order concerning the obligation of LSEs, including competitive retail suppliers (electric service providers, or ESPs) to procure their assigned share of needed incremental reliability and renewable integration resources identified by the order

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Retail Energy Supplier Serving 95,000 Customers In PJM, New York Evaluating Strategic Alternatives, Goes To Market

A retail energy supplier serving 95,000 residential and small business electricity and natural gas customers in PJM and New York is exploring strategic alternatives

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Texas PUC Staff Draft Proposal For Publication For Broker Regulation Omits Requirement For Brokers To Inform Customers Of Amount Of Compensation From REP

Draft Proposal For Publication Omits Prohibition On Brokers Stating That Receiving Brokerage Services Will Provide A Customer With Better Quality Service From A REP

Draft Proposal For Publication Does Not Use Term "In Writing" For Required Agreement For Broker To Act As Customer's Agent

Draft Omits Requirement That Brokers Provide To Customers The Names Of Any REPs For Which The Broker Has An Agreement To Recommend Such REP To Clients

Draft Proposal For Publication Retains Proposal Limiting Broker Registration Term To Three Years, Requires Renewals

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication governing the registration and regulation of electric brokers, and the draft omits a provision contained in an earlier strawman proposal that would have required brokers to disclose to customers the amount of compensation received by the broker

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NRG Energy Reports Year-To-Date Net Capital Expenditures For Small Retail Book Acquisitions

In reporting earnings for the third quarter of 2019, NRG Energy also reported its year-to-date net capital expenditures for the acquisition of small retail energy books

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Post Summary Complaint Data For Public Comment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Volvo Offering British EV Purchasers Free Electricity For A Year

 

November 7

Staff Of Retail Choice Regulator Proposes Capping Rate Charged To Low-Income Customers By Retail Suppliers

Staff Seeks To Establish Process To Accommodate "Sharing" Of Information Among Suppliers About "Problematic" Marketing Vendors

More Details Provided On Transitioning TPV Process To An "Interactive Discussion", Requiring Customer To Recite Price & Other Info, Rather Than Just Answering 'Yes'

At a technical session held last week, Staff of the Massachusetts DPU provided a presentation in which Staff proposed that the price that competitive retail electric suppliers charge low-income customers, "not exceed the applicable basic service price."

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Report: Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Book Of Customers

A Texas REP has acquired a book of electric customers

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RetailEnergyX: McDonald's USA Signs Virtual PPAs For Texas Wind, Solar

 

 

NRG Says Retail Growth, Acquisitions A Focus For Investment

NRG Says Retail Business Positioned To Acquire Customers, "At-Value With Increased Volatility Pressuring Pure Retailers"

NRG Reports Flat Retail Adjusted EBITDA

NRG Reports Customer Count, Retail Volumes

In reporting third quarter earnings today, NRG Energy said that, for its Retail segment, Adjusted EBITDA was $269 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2019, which was flat versus the year-ago quarter

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Updated: Just Energy Announces Buyer For Another International Business, Discloses Proceeds

Just Energy Group Inc. reported earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2019 (second fiscal quarter of 2020)

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Reports Results From Retail Marketing Business

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Resources Reports Higher Adjusted Gross Margin For Natural Gas Marketing Business

 

ERCOT: Sufficient Generation Expected For Winter And Spring

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this winter and in spring 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Reminds Customers Of PSC's Natural Gas Shopping Website, Rate Board

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Developing 225 MW Solar Project In Texas, Names Offtakers

 

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RetailEnergyX: EDP Renewables And Shell Energy North America Execute Long-Term Agreement For 200 MW Solar Project In California

 

November 6

Just Energy Announces Buyer For Another International Business, Discloses Proceeds

Reports "Very Competitive Market For Renewals"; Competitors "Pricing Aggressively"

RCE Count Falls On Customer Profitability Focus

Just Energy Reports Higher Gross Margin, Base EBITDA

Just Energy Group Inc. reported earnings for the three months ended September 30, 2019 (second fiscal quarter of 2020)

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Pennsylvania PUC To Announce Upcoming Rulemaking On Residential Retail Supplier Marketing Regulations -- Potential Limitations On Robocalls

Regulators Interested In Potentially Requiring Notice Of Telemarketing Campaigns, Spoofing/Caller ID Issues

Updating Sales Verification Process For Evolving Technologies

Rules For Direct Mail Marketing And In-Person Marketing

Quality Control, Oversight Of Marketing Vendors

Rules For Marketing Of Renewable Energy

The Pennsylvania PUC’s Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) will soon be announcing an upcoming rulemaking to review and update the Chapter 111 Residential Supplier Marketing Regulations (52 Pa. Code § 111)

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PUC Issues Order To Show Cause To Retail Supplier

PUC Directs Supplier To Show Why License Should Not Be Revoked Or Suspended With Respect To Enrolling New & Renewed Customers

A PUC issued an order to show cause to ...

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Innovative Northeast Retail Supplier Inspire Energy Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Retail Supplier Applies To Offer Single Billing Service (Supplier Consolidated Billing) In Illinois

Drift Marketplace Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

License Briefs

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RetailEnergyX: Invenergy Announces New Business To Provide Energy Management, "One-Stop-Shop" For Turnkey Energy Solutions For Large C&Is

 

 

Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power Commercial Prices To Compare Increasing About 15%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed commercial PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2019

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Regulator Approves 50% Increase In Utility's Residential POR Discount Rate (More Than 1 Percentage Point)

Commercial POR Discount Changes From Negative To Positive

The Massachusetts DPU approved the calculation and filing of revised Standard Complete Billing Percentages (purchase of receivables [POR] discount rates) by ...

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PUC Chair Hopes To Restore Three-Year Contracts For Default Service Supply

PUC Discloses Prices From Default Service Auction

In approving results from a default service procurement a PUC Chair said that ...

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Spark Energy Reports 78% Increase In Electricity Unit Margins, Lifts Earnings

RCE Count Falls

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019, Spark Energy, Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $28.1 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $18.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Utility With Retail Choice Creates Strategic Alliance With Google, "To Accelerate The Future Of Energy"

 

 

PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Retail Supplier Agrees To $19,000 Forfeiture, Customer Re-Rates

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

A PUC approved a stipulation between ...

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RetailEnergyX: Democrats, Who Promised To Revisit Electric Utility Industry Structure, Win Control Of Both Virginia Legislative Houses

 

November 5 --- Updated

Retail Energy Veteran Joins Supplier As Director Of Mass Market Sales

A retail energy vet has joined ...

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Broker, Parent File For Bankruptcy

A broker and parent have filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy

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Arizona Public Service Files Proposal For Medium Customer "Buy-through" Program Which Does Not Allow Customers To Select Alternative Supplier

As part of a newly filed rate case, Arizona Public Service has filed a proposed AG-Y "buy-through" program which is intended to comply with an Arizona Corporation Commission directive for the creation of a program for medium-sized customers

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RetailEnergyX: Apple, eBay, Samsung, Sprint Announce Joint Purchase Of Power From Texas Wind Farm

 

 

Vistra Energy CEO: Retail Opportunities Are The "Biggest" Investment Opportunity In Near Term

Expects Any Retail Energy Deals To Be Smaller, Will "Likely Pursue"

-- Vistra (TXU Parent) Grows ERCOT Customer Count Organically

-- Retail Segment Reports Negative Adjusted EBITDA On ERCOT Wholesale Pricing, Offset By Gains In Generation Segment

-- Reports Negative Impact From Retail Term Contract Backwardation

-- Closes On Acquisition Of Ambit Energy

-- Vistra CEO: "I Just Don't See ERCOT Going To A Capacity Market"

During an earnings call this morning, Curt Morgan, president and chief executive officer of Vistra Energy, said that, regarding future investment for Vistra, "retail opportunities are the biggest opportunity," in the near-term.

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RetailEnergyX: Former Direct Energy CEO Named Interim President Of National Grid U.S. Business

 

 

New Texas Retail Provider Evolve Energy Launches; "Makes Energy Management Automatic in Texas with New AI-Based Platform"

Touts, "40% Off Of Electricity Rates Depending On How And When They Use Electricity"

Start-up retail electric provider Evolve Energy has launched service in Texas, with an app to provide access to wholesale electricity prices, "and optimize energy use for residents across the state."

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RetailEnergyX: EIA: Residential Retail Supplier Rates Higher Than Default Service In 13 States

 

Retail Supplier Names Energy Market Vet As New COO

A retail supplier announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Municipal Aggregations Seeking Proposals For Home Battery Storage

 

Broker-Consultant Awarded Energy Procurement Services Agreement With Health Care Group Purchasing Alliance

A broker-consultant has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for Energy Procurement Services with

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Utilities File Changes To Proposal To Compel Retail Suppliers To Transfer Certain PJM Price Responsive Demand Credits To Utilities, To Address Retail Supplier Concerns

Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva have filed revisions to their previously proposed Maryland tariffs to establish a process by which retail electric suppliers must transfer, to the utility, credits, which the suppliers receive from the PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM), that are associated with each utility's participation in the PJM capacity market as a price responsive demand (PRD) resource

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Further Extension For Filing Comments On Aspire ERCOT Re-pricing Complaint

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have requested another extension to provide 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: Shell Agrees To Acquire Floating Wind Power Developer

 

November 4

Dominion Energy Contributing Retail Energy Business To New Partnership Created With IGS Energy, Financial Details Disclosed

In September 2019, Dominion Energy entered into an agreement to form Wrangler Retail Gas Holdings, LLC, a partnership with Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. Wrangler will operate a nonregulated natural gas retail energy marketing business with Dominion Energy contributing its nonregulated retail energy marketing operations and Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. contributing cash.

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Prosumer-Focused Energy-As-A-Service Provider Launching Retail Electric Supplier

David Energy, which currently offers various energy management services for buildings as well as distributed energy resource (DER) optimization, is launching a retail electric supplier as part of its vision of providing energy-as-a-service to prosumers

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FirstEnergy Solutions Names Retail Energy Vet As New Vice President, Mass Markets

A retail energy vet recently joined FirstEnergy Solutions as Vice President, Mass Markets

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquires EV Charging Infrastructure Provider, Pivot Power

 

No Competing Bids For Agera Energy Book Received

Other than Constellation's previously reported stalking horse bid, no other third party bids were received for Agera Energy's retail energy customer book

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Affiliate Of Retail Supplier Expands Solar Panel Deployments For JPMorgan Chase

The affiliate of a retail supplier has received additional purchase orders from JPMorgan Chase Bank (JPMorgan Chase) to supply solar modules for installation at JPMorgan Chase facilities nationwide.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Acquires Fuel Cell With Utility PPA In Connecticut

 

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RetailEnergyX: Marathon Energy Names New Vice President, Continues Product Expansion

 

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Retail Supplier Agrees To $400,000 FERC Settlement Concerning Reliability Standard

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Gov. Says State "Will Not Hesitate" To Restructure PG&E If Bankruptcy Exit Does Not "Quickly" Meet State's Requirements, Creates Team To Evaluate Options

 

November 1

PPL Posts New Residential, Commercial Prices To Compare

PPL Electric has posted on its website new electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1, 2019

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Start-up Bright Energy Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate

Bright Energy applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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Virginia SCC Staff Generally Unopposed To Dominion Utility Renewable Tariff That Would Trigger Cessation Of Provision Allowing Retail Suppliers To Offer Service Under 100% Renewable Exception

Staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission filed testimony which generally did not oppose the proposed 100 percent renewable energy tariff filed by utility Dominion Energy (Virginia Electric and Power Company).

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential Default Service Rate Increasing 16%

Small Business Rate Increasing Nearly 10%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period January 2020 to June 2020, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period January 2020 to March 2020

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RetailEnergyX: Chron Columnist Raps "Murky And Confusing Texas Electricity Market"

 

United Illuminating Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates Increasing 25%

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates with the Connecticut PURA for the period beginning January 1, 2020

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning December 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Residential Customers on Retail Supply Paid $6 Million More Than Default Service in Aug. 2019

 

Pepco Educational Materials To "Assist" Customers On Whether Time Of Use SOS Rate Is "Advantageous"

Rates For EV-TOU SOS Rate, Optional Green Adder Filed

In a compliance filing regarding a Transportation Electrification Implementation Plan in the District of Columbia, Pepco said that it would develop educational materials for customers with electric vehicles on whether it would be "advantageous" for them to move to a "Whole House" time of use rate for SOS.

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RetailEnergyX: New York Gov. Cuomo: "Different Mechanism" Needed For Utility Regulation

 

October 31

Exelon "Shifts" Focus Of Generation Business To Customer-Facing Constellation Business

Company "Transforms" Generation Business Due To Weak Wholesale Conditions

Exelon Says Customer-Facing Constellation Business Continues To Perform "Very Well", With "Good", "Sustained" Margins

Company Cuts Expected Gross Margin For Overall Generation Segment Due To Weak Wholesale Market

Exelon Targets $100 Million In Additional Run-Rate Cost Reductions At ExGen By 2022

During an earnings call today, executives at Exelon said that its customer-facing Constellation business continues to perform, "very well," as executives detailed challenging conditions for the company's Generation segment from wholesale market conditions

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Energy Market Vet Joins Retail Supplier As Vice President, Supply & Trading

Energy Market Vet Joins Retail Supplier As Vice President, Supply & Trading

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Utility Says Evaluation Of Current Retail Choice Should Be Considered As Part of Regulator's New Energy "Affordability" Investigation

AARP Seeks To Limit Retail Supplier Service To Low Income Customers

United Illuminating and AARP have both cited retail electric choice as an issue in the Connecticut PURA's new investigation into, "energy affordability."

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Business Signs Long-term Power Purchase Agreement For 250 MW Solar Project

 

 

Regulator Opens Proceeding To Revise Regulations For Retail Electric Supplier Licensing (Security, Post-Licensing Obligations)

A regulator has opened a docket to revise regulations governing retail electric supplier licensing

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People's Counsel: 90% Of Retail Supplier's Customers Paid More Than Utility (Average $1,000 Per Customer)

OPC Seeks Refunds

The Maryland Office of People's Counsel has sought a Maryland PSC order requiring, if the PSC has such authority, that Smart One Energy, LLC (SOE) issue refunds to any customer who paid in excess of the default service rate

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RetailEnergyX: Report: EDF In Talks To Buy U.K. Electric Vehicle Charging Network Pod Point

 

PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the October 7 procurement of a portion of default service supplies for the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities for various terms beginning June 1, 2020.

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Says Delay On Illinois Electric Market Legislation (Capacity Market Carve-Out) Due To FERC Inaction, Not Federal Investigation
--- Clean Jobs Coalition Ceases Talks With Exelon On Bill

 

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RetailEnergyX: SB Energy To Acquire Solar Projects In Texas, California

 

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RetailEnergyX: Massachusetts EDCs Selects Offshore Wind Project For 800 MW Procurement

 

October 30

Retail Energy Vet Launching New Broker

A retail energy veteran has formed a start-up broker

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Arizona Staff Releases First Research Report On Retail Electric Choice

Staff: "Appears" That "Reserves" (Capacity) Not "Valued Appropriately" In ERCOT

Staff of the Utilities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission have filed the first retail electric competition research submission

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Texas Retail Provider Selected To Offer Wind Power To Members, Customers Of REI Outdoor Co-op

A Texas REP was recently selected as the retail provider to implement the offering of wind power from a local wind farm to Texas members and customers of REI, a retail co-op offering outdoor clothing, gear and footwear

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TCAP: Texas Electric Complaints Reach Four-Year High

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) released a snapshot report on 2019 electricity complaints filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Pepco Residential Generation Rate To Fall 23% In Summer 2020, Small C&I Rate To Decline 8%

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2020, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2019.

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WGL Energy Services Parent Reports Improved U.S. Retail Electric Marketing EBITDA

In reporting earnings this morning, AltaGas Ltd. said that Normalized EBITDA for its Power segment for the third quarter, excluding the impact of asset sales, was lifted by improved results in its U.S. retail electric marketing business (WGL Energy Services)

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Parent Reports Broker Will Be Close To Break-Even Target

Parent Does Not Anticipate Making Significant Investments In Broker, Will Provide "Limited" Support

Broker's Impact On Parent To Be Immaterial For Foreseeable Future

In reporting third quarter earnings, Edison International provided an update on its broker and energy consulting business, Edison Energy

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Southern Co. Reports Lower Competitive Retail Natural Gas Customer Count (SouthStar)

Southern Co., the ultimate parent of Southstar Energy Services and related brands, reported a lower retail competitive natural gas customer count in its Gas Marketing Services segment, in reporting third quarter earnings

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PSC Further Suspends Tariffs That Would Compel Retail Suppliers To Transfer Certain PJM Price Responsive Demand Credits To Utilities

The Maryland PSC has further suspended tariffs filed by Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva to establish a process by which retail electric suppliers must transfer, to the utility, credits, which the suppliers receive from the PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM), that are associated with each utility's participation in the PJM capacity market as a price responsive demand (PRD) resource

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Delmarva-MD Residential Generation Rate To Increase 6% In June 2020

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2020, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Favoring Electric Choice Published In Miami Herald

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC: Choosing Your Energy Supplier Shouldn't Be Scary

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ørsted, Public Service Enterprise Group Enter Into Negotiations For Investment In Offshore Wind Farm

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ørsted Says Wind Farms Generating Less Power Than Forecast, Could Be "Industry Wide" Issue

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Gov. Wants Warren Buffett To Buy PG&E

 

October 29

Albireo Energy Acquires Customer Portfolio From Energy Procurement Consultant

Albireo Energy, a building automation and energy services company whose services include energy procurement consulting, announced it acquisition of ...

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Power Marketer Names Retail Energy Vet As New Director of Energy Sales

A power marketer which serves retail customers has named ...

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Rob Snyder Increases Holdings In Just Energy To 9.3% Of Common Shares

Has Communicated With Other Significant Stockholders Of Just Energy Regarding Monitoring Of Strategic Review, With A, "View Towards Other Potential Courses Of Action Regarding Their Investment In The Company, Contingent Upon The Outcomes Of The Strategic Review"

Rob Snyder, through the entity "The Robert L. Snyder Trust – 2005 Stream" (hereafter collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons"), disclosed that the Reporting Persons have increased their holdings of Just Energy Group Inc. to 9.3% of Just Energy's common stock, according to an amended Schedule 13D/A newly filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

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Direct Energy Business Announces Renewables Group, Names Group Leader

Direct Energy Business has created a specialized group, Renewable Energy Services, to focus on renewable and sustainable energy solutions for customers, "and meet the ever-changing needs of commercial & industrial customers."

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RetailEnergyX: Providence, RI Pursuing Municipal Aggregation

 

 

Retail Suppliers Seek Modifications To Tucson Electric Power's Proposed Competitive Supply Program For C&I Customers

Retail suppliers have filed testimony seeking various modifications to Tucson Electric Power's proposed competitive electric supply program for large C&I customers

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Genaset Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate, Also Expanding To New State

Genaset Energy, Inc. applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Kelly-Detwiler: In The Future, You Will Eventually Be Able To Buy Energy Services Such As Light, Heat, And The Powering Of Your Devices

 

PSC Says Bifurcation, Phase II Consideration Of Default Service Adder Not Needed

The Maryland PSC issued a procedural order concerning consideration of Baltimore Gas & Electric's rate case and settlement, and proposals to bifurcate the issue of the bypassable SOS Administrative Adjustment, or deferral of the issue until another phase of the proceeding

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Amazon's Alexa To Help More Users With Utility Bills, Info

 

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RetailEnergyX: State AGs Press FERC On States' Authority To Contract For Generation Capacity, Accommodation In Market Design

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Energy, Parent Of TXU, Announces, "Support For Market-Based Carbon Reduction Regime"

 

October 28

Retail Energy Provider Acquiring Book Of Customers From Supplier

A retail supplier will acquire a book of customers from ...

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AEP Retail Supplier To Engage In Energy Brokering

AEP Energy, Inc., AEP's competitive retail energy supplier, has applied for an Illinois electric agent, broker, and consultant license.

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Settlement Would Set "Interim" Amount For Bypassable SOS Administrative Adjustment at BGE, Defer Further Adjudication To Phase II Of Proceeding

A settlement among several parties in Baltimore Gas & Electric's rate case, which does not include retail suppliers as signatories, would establish an "interim" level for the bypassable electricity SOS Administrative Adjustment, while deferring further consideration of the issue to a second phase of the proceeding

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RetailEnergyX: Ofgem Selects Retail Supplier To Take On 134,000 Customers From Failed Supplier Toto Energy (Link Corrected)

 

AEP Reports Gross Margin Change, Revenues From Retail, Trading & Marketing Segment

AEP in a 10-Q filed last week provided details concerning the change in gross margin, and revenues, for its Retail, Trading & Marketing segment, within its Generation & Marketing segment, for the third quarter

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FERC Issues $1.5 Million Fine Against Trading Company, $1 Million Fine Against Individual Trader

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order finding that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Community-owned, "Social Enterprise" Retail Energy Supplier Expands

 

SunSea Energy Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

SunSea Energy has received ...

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Households Return To Big Six Retail Suppliers After 'Losing Trust' In Small Suppliers, Due To Recent Failures

 

PSC Approves Tariffs To Implement Prior Elimination Of Minimum Stay; Adoption Of Accelerated Switching

The District of Columbia PSC has adopted compliance tariffs from Pepco to implement the previously ordered elimination of the 12-month minimum stay on SOS for commercial customers who return to SOS after taking competitive supply.

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From 10/9: Gas South Acquires Retail Natural Gas Marketing Operations In Florida From Peninsula Energy Services Company

Purchase Positions Gas South Among Top Four Natural Gas Providers In Florida

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Sells Retail Natural Gas Marketing Business To Three Suppliers

Gas South today officially announced its acquisition of the Florida assets of Peninsula Energy Services Company (PESCO), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Businesses Get Big Break On Electricity Transmission Fees While Consumers Pay More

 

October 25

AEP CEO "Continues Focus" On Grid Mod. Bill That Includes "Redefinition" Of Ohio Energy Policy, Would Allow Utilities To Offer Value-Added Services (Energy Management/Control, DR, Shared Solar, More)

Ohio-Based Retail Supplier Says Passage Of As-Filed Bill Would Cause Supplier To "Reconsider" Future Investment In Ohio

During an earnings call yesterday, AEP CEO Nick Akins said that, in Ohio, AEP is, "continuing our focus on HB 247 with hearings progressing well."

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Decries Lack Of "Marketplace" To Keep Utilities In Check -- Says "Competition" Keeps Corporations Honest

Cuomo Threatens To Revoke Franchise Of National Grid, Alleging "Corporate Abuse"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "demand[ed]" in a letter to the New York PSC Chair that the PSC explain its oversight of National Grid's actions with respect to a natural gas customer connection moratorium, due to inadequate supplies, and asked that the PSC also explain, "potential grounds for revocation of National Grid's license."

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Utility Mistakenly Tells SOS Bidders That Bids Were Rejected, Forced To Take Higher Bids From Other Sellers

In an order approving results from the October 21, 2019 Standard Offer Service (SOS) solicitations for electricity supply for residential customers and Type I and Type II commercial customers, the Maryland PSC reported that an error led to the rejection of bids that should have been awarded at Delmarva Power

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RetailEnergyX: Bankrupt Retail Supplier Seeks To Reject "Out Of The Money" Retail Contracts With Customers

 

Retail Supplier Launches Program To Partner With Municipalities On Community Solar, Announces First Participant

A retail supplier is introducing town partnerships for its CleanChoice Community Solar offerings

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new Type II SOS rates for the period December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Notifies Market Of Potential Price Correction, Will Seek Board Review

 

Maine PUC Opens Inquiry Into Public Ownership Of Central Maine Power, Emera Delivery Systems

The Maine PUC has opened an inquiry to evaluate the proposal for creation of the Maine Power Delivery Authority as presented in proposed L.D. 1646, An Act To Restore Local Ownership and Control of Maine's Power Delivery Systems

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RetailEnergyX: Newly Formed New York Group Pushing For Public Power

 

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: Two Additional Customers Sign Letters of Interest To Use 1,000 MW Utica-to-Brooklyn High Voltage Transmission Line

 

October 24

New York Utilities Seek Confirmation Co-Marketing With Third Party For Non-Utility Service, Use Of Logos Is Not Prohibited By Code Of Conduct Restrictions

Several New York utilities petitioned the New York PSC for a declaratory ruling that certain provisions on the Companies’ respective codes of conduct restrictions do not apply to one or more of the Companies’ plans to enter into an arrangement with a third-party provider of weatherization and home energy efficiency services that would include use of the utility names and/or service marks by such third party alongside their own in the marketing and offering of such services.

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Pennsylvania Utility Seeking To Offer Community Solar, Legislation Filed

Legislation (House Bill 1970) has been filed in Pennsylvania to allow the electric distribution companies to offer community solar (local solar) to their customers under a subscription program

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CenterPoint-TDU Files To Cease Billing Transition Charge To Retail Electric Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE) has filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to temporarily cease billing transition charges to retail electric providers under ...

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RetailEnergyX: National Grid Invests In Three IoT, AI Companies

 

ENGIE Introduces Renewable Energy Solution for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

ENGIE Resources has introduced portfolioRE, a solution that offers renewable energy supply to small and midsize customers.

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Texas TDU Expands Automated Services Under Portal For Retail Electric Providers

Texas-New Mexico Power issued a market notice stating that TNMP implemented a web portal to provide automation for current manual processes as well as access to REP specific data not previously offered.

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RetailEnergyX: New York Finalizes Offshore Wind Contracts, Expected OREC Prices Released (ESCOs To Pay)

 

Revised Calif. Proposed Decision Would Alter Allocation Method & Amount For Assignment To Retail Suppliers Of Responsibility For Procuring Portion Of Incremental Reliability Resources & Renewable Integration Resources

A revised proposed decision from a California PUC ALJ would revise the allocation method, and amounts required, for the obligation of competitive retail suppliers (electric service providers, or ESPs) to procure their assigned share of needed incremental reliability and renewable integration resources identified by the proposed order

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DTE Expects Decreases In Cost Of Natural Gas Supply For Winter 2019/20

DTE Energy, in forecasting lower natural gas bills for residential customers from both lower usage and low prices, said that, ...

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces New Renewable Energy Projects

 

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RetailEnergyX: Village's Municipal Aggregation Faces Criticism For Selection Of Supplier Subject To Assurance of Voluntary Compliance With Attorney General

 

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RetailEnergyX: Raiders' Stadium Enters Into Electric Supply Agreement With NV Energy, Eschewing Competitive Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Competition Regulator Opens Inquiry Into OVO's Acquisition Of SSE Energy Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: Conservative Texans For Energy Innovation Supports ERCOT Energy-Only Market, Opposes Changes

 

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RetailEnergyX: Federal Judge Declines To Grant Preliminary Injunction To Allow Nuclear Subsidy Opponents More Time For Petition Gathering; Issue Sent To State Court

 

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Energy Announces Support For Customers Impacted By Severe Storms

 

October 23

New York Utility Seeks To Price Electric Supply Service To Non-shopping Customers On A "Subscription" Basis, Under Pilot

Pilot Would Include Bill Guarantee For Customers

Niagara Mohawk (National Grid or "the Company") has filed at the New York PSC for changes to its Clifton Park Demand Reduction REV Demonstration Project, including a proposal to use a subscription model for part of the electric supply charges applicable to a subset of non-shopping customers who receive electric supply from the utility

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Houston Port Commission Names Three Retail Electric Providers For Final Negotiations On Up-To $35 Million Supply Contract

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther has been given authorization by the Port Commission to enter into final negotiations for the purchase of renewable electricity with three retail electric providers. .

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Start-up EnergiApp Seeks Texas Electric Aggregator Certificate

Start-up EnergiApp Services Incorporated applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Retail Supplier With 134,000 Customers Fails, Safety Net Triggered

 

Provisional Texas Electric Broker Registration Process To Cease, As PUC Staff Will Review Broker Application, For Interim Status Pending Final Rule, Within Statutory Timeline

Texas PUC Staff issued a memo informing stakeholders that it will cease its originally used "provisional" registration of brokers, as Staff can now complete reviews, for interim registrations, within the timeframe prescribed by law.

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"Tilting The Grid" Retail Energy Conference In Houston To Examine Impacts From ERCOT Summer, Industry's Future

Integrate Agency's "Tilting The Grid" retail energy event, to be held November 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas, will conduct a post-mortem on retail market impacts and implications from this summer's extreme volatility in ERCOT, and will also examine disruption, innovation, and transparency in the retail energy industry

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Large Retail Supplier Launches Carbon Offset Add-On In Georgia Natural Gas Market

Georgia Natural Gas has launched a carbon offset offering, called Greener Life, that can be added to its natural gas plans in the AGL market.

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Retail Supplier Parent Launches New Brand For Energy Solutions Unit

Dalkia, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, is launching its brand in the United States to strengthen its presence with commercial, industrial and institutional customers and comprehensive energy services for C&I buildings & institutional organizations.

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PSC Staff Offer Further Modifications To Proposed Bypassable SOS Administrative Adjustment At BGE

In surrebuttal testimony, Staff of the Maryland PSC further revised their recommendation for the bypassable electricity SOS Administrative Adjustment at Baltimore Gas & Electric, with the rates marginally higher than Staff's previously proposed rates

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RetailEnergyX: New Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner Stresses Role Of Consumer Protection

 

October 22

Exelon Launches Energy Procurement Broker-Consultant

Exelon has launched a new business venture to provide energy consulting services to commercial and industrial customers.

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SmartestEnergy, U.K. Retail Supplier Newly Entering U.S., Receives License In New State

A PUC granted SmartestEnergy US LLC an electric supplier license to serve all customer classes in all service areas

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Retail Supplier Names New President & CEO

A retail energy marketer announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Florida "Crisis" As State's Broken Election Website Hampers Ballot Initiatives (Including Electric Choice)

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Regulator Proposes Customer Service Audits, New Financial Checks & Customer Limits For Existing Retail Suppliers, New Safety Net Regs

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Energy Reports Contribution From Customer Supply and Trading Biz Versus Year-Ago Quarter

 

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RetailEnergyX: San Jose Seeking To Turn All Of PG&E Into Consumer-Owned Utility

 

 

ENGIE Announces Multi-Energy Market Agreement With Walmart

ENGIE US Wind announced today with Walmart, "an innovative agreement that utilizes two virtual renewable power purchase agreements (VPPAs) to enable building more than 366 MW of wind projects in different US energy markets, all under a single procurement process[.]"

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From 10/9: Gas South Acquires Retail Natural Gas Marketing Operations In Florida From Peninsula Energy Services Company

Purchase Positions Gas South Among Top Four Natural Gas Providers In Florida

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Sells Retail Natural Gas Marketing Business To Three Suppliers

Gas South today officially announced its acquisition of the Florida assets of Peninsula Energy Services Company (PESCO), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

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Retail Supplier Selected To Manage Subscriptions For Illinois Community Solar Project

--- Marks First Retail Supplier Selected By Any Project Participating In State's Adjustable Block Program

A retail supplier has been named the subscription manager of the first Adjustable Block Program (ABP) community solar project in Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected By Iron Mountain For Largest Rooftop Solar Installation Of Any Data Center In U.S.

 

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RetailEnergyX: Group Opposing Ohio Nuclear Subsidies Will Miss Ballot Petition Deadline, Seeks More Time From Court

 

October 21

ConEd To Include New Costs In Electric, Natural Gas Default Service Rates, Under Rate Case Settlement

Joint Proposal Includes Retail Access Provisions

Updated Billing, Payment Charge For ESCOs

Consolidated Edison (the "Company") would include new costs in its default service supply rates for electricity and natural gas in a joint proposal (JP) filed by various parties in ConEd's current rate cases before the PSC

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Launch Imminent For New Texas Retail Electric Provider Offering AI/Machine Learning Optimized Wholesale Pass-Through Subscription Service, App

REP Files Statement Of Intent To Provide Prepay Service Via Prepayment Device Or System

A REP has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a statement of intent to provide retail electric services using a customer prepayment device or system

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Retail Supplier Sponsoring Chicago Wolves Hockey Team

Also Launches New Rewards Program

A retail supplier launched a sponsorship covering the 3rd period at Chicago Wolves home games, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Total Gas and Power Acquires Customers From Failed U.K. Retail Supplier

 

New York PSC Revokes Eligibility Of ESCO

The New York PSC issued an order revoking the eligibility of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Growing U.K. Retail Supplier Buys Stake In Renewable Exchange

 

Regulator Schedules Technical Meeting On Proposed Changes To Retail Supplier Amnesty Refund Mechanism (EDC Bill vs. Mailed Check)

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled for ...

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RESA Offers Suggestion On Any Implementation Of Range Of Rates In Arizona Electric Choice

In comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Retail Energy Supply Association made a suggestion on how any range of rates, a potential avenue to implement retail electric choice, should be implemented

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RetailEnergyX: New York Town With Municipal Aggregation Launches Community Solar

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG's Goal Zero Releases Lightweight Power Station

 

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois CUB Alerts Customers Of New Prices To Compare

 

October 18

Wholesale Energy Trader Backed By PE Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Hires Energy Market Veteran

A wholesale energy marketer backed by private equity has filed for a Texas retail electric providers certificate

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Colorado Legislative Committee Recommends Studies Of "Wholesale" Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

Bill Says "Retail" Model In Choice States, "Does Not Promote The Conditions Needed For Development Of High Levels Of Renewable Energy"

A Colorado legislative committee has recommended a bill to require the study of the viability of the wholesale, opt-out model of electricity municipal aggregation (called community choice energy, or CCE)

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Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Increasing 15-24%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2019

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RetailEnergyX: Virginia Enters Agreement With Dominion For Procurement Of Wind, Solar For State Facilities

 

 

In Electric Storage Order, FERC Orders PJM To Ensure Separation And Proper Accounting Of Wholesale And Retail Uses Of Storage

Directs PJM To Address Price Paid By Storage For Charging Energy When Customer Is Charged At Retail For Power

FERC issued an order addressing a compliance filing by PJM to implement FERC's prior order which directed RTOs to remove barriers to the participation of electricity storage in the RTO markets, and which held that storage shall be paid the LMP for energy sold into the RTO market.

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Reports Hedging Levels To Reduce Default Service Volatility, As Electricity, Natural Gas Prices Expected To Be Below Average This Winter

 

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RetailEnergyX: Globe & Mail: Texas Investor Rob Snyder Is "Ruffling Feathers" At Just Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Engie Fined Almost €900,000 By French Regulator Over Telephonic Contracting

 

 

From 10/17: New York PSC Rejects Sought $5 Million Cybersecurity Insurance Requirement For ESCOs, In Modifying Utilities' Data Security Agreement

PSC Requires Energy Service Entities, "Seeking Access To Customer Data Through Utility IT Systems," To Sign Modified DSA

Self-Attestation Also Required

PSC Says Failure To Sign DSA Is Not A Significant Risk Or Condition That, Alone, Allows Utility To Cease Providing Service To An ESCO

PSC Maintains Indemnification Requirement

The New York PSC adopted an order establishing minimum cybersecurity and data privacy requirements for entities (such as ESCOs) that receive from, or exchange customer data with, the utilities on an electronic basis other than by email

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From 10/17: FERC Approves Change In Allocation Of Network Service Peak Load Opposed By Retail Suppliers

Retail Supplier Had Said Change Would Disrupt Long-Term Retail Contracts

FERC has approved a filing by ...

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Denies Public Citizen Complaint Against PJM Over Alleged "Political" Contributions

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York PSC Approves 316 MW Ravenswood Electricity Storage Project

 

From: 10/15: Judge OKs FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy Exit Plan

FES, With Retail Electric Supply Business, Prepares To Be Stand-Alone Company

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. ("FES") and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company ("FENOC" and with FES, the "Company") today announced that, "the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge overseeing the Chapter 11 restructuring will confirm the Company's Plan of Reorganization ('the Plan'), enabling the Company to implement the Plan and conclude the restructuring process by the end of 2019."

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October 17

New York PSC Rejects Sought $5 Million Cybersecurity Insurance Requirement For ESCOs, In Modifying Utilities' Data Security Agreement

PSC Requires Energy Service Entities, "Seeking Access To Customer Data Through Utility IT Systems," To Sign Modified DSA

Self-Attestation Also Required

PSC Says Failure To Sign DSA Is Not A Significant Risk Or Condition That, Alone, Allows Utility To Cease Providing Service To An ESCO

PSC Maintains Indemnification Requirement

The New York PSC adopted an order establishing minimum cybersecurity and data privacy requirements for entities (such as ESCOs) that receive from, or exchange customer data with, the utilities on an electronic basis other than by email

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FERC Approves Change In Allocation Of Network Service Peak Load Opposed By Retail Suppliers

Retail Supplier Had Said Change Would Disrupt Long-Term Retail Contracts

FERC has approved a filing by ...

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Retail Supplier Selected By Wells Fargo For 10-Year Energy Agreement Covering 400 Sites

Wells Fargo announced today a 10-year structured renewable energy agreement with ...

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $145,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail electric provider would pay $145,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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From May 28: NextEra Energy Launches AI-Powered Retail Energy Concierge Shopping Service For Texas Energy Market

--- Site Uses Term "Unbiased"

--- NextEra Also Owns Retail Supplier Gexa Energy

--- Subscription-Based Service Guarantees Savings

EnergyChoiceMatters.com was first to report back in May the launch of new retail electric concierge shopping service in Texas, called Power Wizard, by NextEra Energy, which relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor rate plans and select the best plans for each customer's unique situation. See our original story for more

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RetailEnergyX: Shell Subsidiary Selected By Ford To Lead Buildout Of FordPass EV Charging Network

 

Texas ALJ Denies Reconsideration Of Motion Denying Retail Provider's Motion To Intervene In Aggregator's Application Proceeding; Appeal Still Pending

A Texas PUC ALJ has denied a motion for consideration, from retail electric provider Evolve Retail Energy, LLC d/b/a Evolve Energy, of the ALJ's prior order denying Evolve Retail Energy's motion to intervene a proceeding considering the application of E-Volve Energy, LLC for an electric aggregator certificate

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United Energy Trading Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

A PSC granted United Energy Trading, LLC a natural gas supplier license

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New York Community To Join Municipal Aggregation

A village has authorized joining an opt-out municipal aggregation run by ...

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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 November 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Commissioner Cites Studies Showing Savings From Retail Electric Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Posts 2019 5CPs And Weather-Normalized Zonal Peaks

 

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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