In testimony filed in Consolidated Edison's current electric and natural gas rate cases, New York Department of Public Service Staff recommended a short delay in the expansion of mandatory hourly pricing (MHP), but not the specific delay sought by ConEd
Two Illinois Commerce Commission ALJs today issued a proposed second notice order which includes proposed revisions to marketing and related rules applicable to alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers
Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced that it has entered into a Support Agreement and a Backstop Commitment Letter (each as defined below) with certain of its principal stakeholders, which provides for a comprehensive restructuring and recapitalization transaction that will be implemented pursuant to a plan of compromise and arrangement (the 'Plan') under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the 'CCAA').
The Public Utility Commission of Texas re-adopted without modification the Chapter 25 - Substantive Rules Applicable to Electric Service Providers, which include the substantive rules governing the competitive retail electric market
Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new SOS electricity rates for the period October 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023, as well as updates to the summer 2022 SOS rates to reflect changes in the bypassable transmission rate and SOS Admin. charge.
In comments filed with the Texas PUC concerning a PUC Staff discussion draft (strawman) which would generally increase the financial and other market entry requirements for retail electric providers, the Coalition of Competitive Retail Electric Providers (CCR) alleged that the proposed changes, "are unneeded and anti-competitive," and would, "chill entry into the marketplace."
OhmConnect, which operates a retail electric supplier in Texas in addition to its various other services in other markets, launched a new program (OhmPlus) that offers members a payment every month for saving energy using smart devices.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued a news release offering consumer tips on door-to-door and other in-person sales and marketing activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, reminding consumers of their rights as well as their options when it comes to shopping for and selecting a competitive supplier for natural gas or electric service.
Several parties have filed a settlement concerning the proposed default service plan of the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities ("the Companies") which would govern default service for the period June 1, 2023 and ending May 31, 2027 (DSP VI)
The Pennsylvania PUC denied reconsideration of its recent order that had found that the use of "on-bill billing" by the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania electric utilities (the EDCs) for their own non-commodity goods and services, while not offering the same on-bill billing service for the non-commodity goods and services offered by retail suppliers, is not unreasonably discriminatory in violation of the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa. C.S. §§ 101, et seq.
New York Department of Public Service Staff have filed a straw proposal that would establish terms for allowing municipal aggregations (CCAs) to provide community distributed generation (CDG) to customers on an opt-out basis
A REP, which received its initial Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate last year, applied for an amendment to its Texas REP certificate to, among other things, include authority for collecting deposits
ERCOT said in a market notice that it has established an interim process, "to ensure compliance with existing NERC requirements and for the reliable interconnection of large loads to the ERCOT system."
For Texas customers, Octopus Energy today announced the launch of Intelligent Octopus, described as, "its first-ever integrated demand response, fixed-rate plan that rewards customers with a specialized rate for helping to balance the grid when demand for energy is high."
Shell Energy North America (US) L.P. has joined the Retail Energy Advancement League (REAL), which, as previously reported, is a new national advocacy organization, "dedicated to the modernization of retail energy markets and consumer choice."
In comments regarding a proposed Firm Fuel
Supply Service (FFSS) in ERCOT, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM) requested that the PUC issue a finding that an existing retail fixed price contract may be modified due to new FFSS costs imposed on REPs
Several customers have alleged on social media that Value Based Brands LLC, a unit of Vistra doing business as 4Change Energy, is moving such customers to a higher, variable rate as a result of acquiring such customers from Windrose Energy
The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today took action regarding four energy service companies, or ESCOs, operating in New York for that the PSC stated in a news release was, "failing to abide by New York’s strict rules and regulations to protect energy consumers"
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has filed at the New York PSC for emergency approval of electricity tariff amendments that, "provide for an electric supply cost recovery mechanism that
will more closely align supply prices with the Company’s hedging positions, reducing the
likelihood of significant customer bill volatility."
Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., the Retail Energy Supply Association, and Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. jointly moved for a PUC to issue an order setting a procedural schedule so that the parties may file comments regarding a PUC Staff report on supplier consolidated billing filed in November 2021
Approved Energy announced the launch of a dedicated indirect sales division, expanding its C&I sales organization, and has hired several industry veterans who will develop and accelerate the company's channel sales capabilities.
A retail energy supplier announced today it is collaborating with Microsoft on the development of a 24/7/365 energy matching technology solution, in what was described as a five-year strategic collaboration
The staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas will hold an informal, technical workshop regarding implementation of 16 TAC § 25.53, adopted by the commission at the February 25, 2022 open meeting, relating to new rules and obligations for Emergency Operations Plans required to be developed and filed by various entities, including retail electric providers
Via Renewables, Inc. ("Via Renewables" or the "Company", formerly known as Spark Energy) provided an update on the purchase price for a book acquisition which occurred in 2021, as the Company reported fiscal results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021
Consolidated Edison (Con Edison or ConEd) has submitted its response to New York PSC Chair Rory Christian detailing measures it has undertaken to mitigate the immediate default service supply price spike, and to reduce the risk of severe price volatility in the future
A TDU petitioned the Public Utility Commission
of Texas ("Commission") to approve a new Wholesale Distribution
Service Distributed Generation ("WDS DG') Energy Storage Tariff pursuant to 16 Tex. Admin.
Code ("TAC") § 25.191.
The City Council of Lubbock, Texas formally adopted a resolution providing that, "retail electric customer choice shall be initiated [for city utility Lubbock Power & Light] on the completion of
all conditions provided herein."
A Texas energy company described as a renewable energy platform announced today the launch of a new suite of financial services focusing on the residential solar and energy storage market with the financial backing of ...
A spun-off company has launched as an independent business focused on accelerating access for customers to community solar and renewable energy and recently launched a, "direct-to-consumer digital platform that offers greater choice in clean energy options and exceptional value through continuous market analysis."
New York PSC Chair Rory Christian, in a recent letter to Consolidated Edison, requested that the utility undertake changes in its next billing cycle to provide immediate relief to customers from high supply prices
The Lubbock Power & Light Electric Utility Board has voted in favor of fully transitioning Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) to the competitive electric market in Texas, including implementing retail electric choice.
In a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, ERCOT said that, given various system changes, "ERCOT preliminarily estimates a delivery of an LSE obligation no sooner than three years in the future."
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, 2022 to March 31, 2023 resulted in an RPA of ...
ERCOT said in a February 2 market notice that, "ERCOT anticipates a significant increase in system load beginning this evening and lasting until Sunday, February 6, 2022 due to below-freezing temperatures across the region."
Texas State Rep. Jared Patterson has in a letter to the Public Utility Commission of Texas said that an LSE obligation is the "wrong route" for assuring ERCOT reliability and urged the PUC to consider a proposed Dispatchable Energy Credit (DEC) program
An EDC will hold a virtual technical conference regarding the customer information system conversion at issue which has prompted it to seek waiver of certain rules in order to suspend certain services provided to, or applicable to, retail energy suppliers during a CIS cut-over
A Work Group Leader submitted to a PSC a status report on the implementation of a new law which allows a residential customer to maintain their competitive electric supply contract following a change of address to a new service location (also known as Seamless Moves).
As of publication time on January 21, there has not been any public posting by the New York PSC to extend a waiver that allows certain ESCOs to continue providing green natural gas products to certain customers, without being subject to the mass market pricing limits