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January 22, 2021

New York PSC Denies NYPA Overture To Gain Competitive Advantage Over ESCOs In Serving As Retail Supplier To Customers

New Category Of NYPA Customers Will Continue To Be Charged Same Delivery Surcharges As ESCO Customers

The New York PSC yesterday approved utility tariff amendments to implement previously reported changes in state law that allow the New York Power Authority to act as the supplier (LSE) for a broader universe of customers (new NYPA customers), and, in doing so, the PSC did not exempt such new NYPA customers from various public policy delivery rate surcharges

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PSC Staff Recommends Revocation Of Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

In supplemental testimony, Staff of a PSC have recommended ...

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Proposed Order Would Allow Another Retail Supplier To Resume In-Person Marketing At Storefronts

Proposed orders from an ALJ would grant petitions from ...

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More ESCOs Deemed Eligible To Serve Mass Market Customers Under New NY PSC-Established Generic Products

New York Department Of Public Service Staff have issued more determinations that various ESCOs' compliance filings are ...

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EVgo, An LS Power Company, To Publicly List Through Business Combination

EVgo Services LLC ('EVgo'), which is described as the nation’s largest electric vehicle (EV) public fast charging network in the U.S. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of LS Power, and Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation ('Climate Real Impact Solutions' or 'CRIS') announced today a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in EVgo becoming a publicly listed company.

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January 21, 2021

New York PSC Denies ESCO Green Gas Product Petitions, Provides Limited Extension For Current Customers

Grants Certain ESCOs Ability To Offer Home Warranty Products Not Subject To Pricing Limitations

Burman Says Order Sets Deadline For Start Of Track 2 Value-Added Collaborative, Start Date Deadline Is After Effective Date Of Mass Market Product Limits

The New York PSC today adopted an order which addresses several petitions from ESCOs to offer value-added products for mass market customers that would not be subject to the pricing or renewable electricity limitations established in the previously reported retail market reset order

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Company Names James Steffes As Senior Vice President

James Steffes has been named Senior Vice President at ...

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Retail Supplier Named Silver Renewable Energy Partner By CDP

A retail supplier announced that ...

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January 20, 2021

New York DPS Staff: Some ESCOs Have Placed Themselves At Risk Of Temporarily Losing Ability To Enroll New Customers, Renew Customers, "Due To ESCO Actions Beyond The Control Of Staff"

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service filed a letter directed to the PSC Secretary, in the mass market reset proceeding (15-M-0127, et al.), in which Staff warned, "due to ESCO actions beyond the control of Staff," namely, what Staff alleged are incomplete or non-compliant application submissions, "some ESCOs have placed themselves at risk of temporarily losing the ability to enroll new customers or renew existing customers at the time of contract renewal."

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Spark Energy Announces Increase In Credit Commitments

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") announced the increase of its senior secured borrowing base credit facility (the "Facility") to ...

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Broker Names New Head Of Natural Gas Options

A broker has named a new head of natural gas options.

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Retail Supplier Seeks Same In-Person Marketing Authorization Recently Granted To NRG Energy

Several retail energy suppliers in Illinois have filed motions with the Illinois Commerce Commission asking that the ICC grant, for both electricity and natural gas, authorization to conduct in-person marketing at storefronts and similar retail establishments under the same conditions as the Commission recently authorized for the NRG Energy retail suppliers

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Joule To Launch Opt-Out Community Solar As Part Of Municipal Aggregation In 2021, Notes Level Of 2020 Supply Enrollments

In 2020, Joule Assets, via Joule Community Power, said that it launched three new municipal aggregation programs to more than 100,000 utility account holders in twelve communities across New York State.

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January 19, 2021

Ochsner Discusses Top 5 Retail Energy M&A Trends, Tips For Increasing A Supplier's Valuation

Preston Ochsner of Ochsner Interests Inc. shared with EnergyChoiceMatters.com his top 5 trends in retail energy M&A, and, in particular, tips for retail suppliers to be attractive targets for buyers.

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New York Retail Supplier Acquires Compost Business, Also Enters $120 Million Agreement To Support Community Solar Offering

An ESCO announced that the company has reached a master agreement with developers to purchase ...

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Parent Of European Retail Energy Marketer Acquires U.S. Renewables Platform, Enters Agreement With Another Developer

A multinational energy company based in Spain whose operations include retail energy marketing has acquired 100% of ...

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Global Renewables Investment Manager Expands To U.S. With Investment In Texas Wind Portfolio

A global renewables investment manager announced the acquisition of ...

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Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Invests In North American Utility-Scale Storage Developer

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced that it will make an investment in ...

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Dominion Energy Acquires Solar Energy Project In Ohio Which Has PPA With Facebook

Dominion Energy announced today that one of its subsidiaries has acquired ...

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January 18, 2021

PSC Denies Rehearing Of Order Denying OPC Request That Utility Disclose Data On Specific Retail Supplier Billed Rates

Rehearing Order Also Serves To Clarify Prior Direction On Disclosing Number Of Low-Income Customers Served By Each Supplier

The District of Columbia PSC issued an order denying the Office of People's Counsel request for rehearing of the PSC's September 2020 order in which the PSC denied in part, and granted in part, OPC's request for certain billing data from Washington Gas Light related to retail supplier service to low-income customers

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Greenlight Energy Receives Supplier License In New State

Greenlight Energy has received ...

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Retail Supplier Appeals Proposed Order On Alleged Violations

A retail supplier filed with the Maryland PSC a Notice of Appeal of a proposed order in a proceeding addressing alleged violations by the supplier

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New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

The New York utilities have posted their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e. 12 months ended December 31, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the company’s electric and/or gas tariffs.

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January 15, 2021

Texas Retail Electric Provider Acquires Book Of Customers

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

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ALJ Denies Petitions For Resumption Of Certain In-Person Marketing Filed By Two Retail Suppliers

An ALJ issued a ruling that denies separate petitions from ...

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Retail Supplier To Pay $115,000, Also Provide Nearly $200,000 In Refunds, Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier entered into a stipulation under which it will pay $115,000, plus provide nearly $200,000 in refunds, to resolve all of the issues identified by ...

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Energy Harbor Files For New York ESCO Registration; Discloses Expected Start Of Retail Operations In Texas

Energy Harbor LLC filed a Retail Access Application Form with the New York PSC to serve as an Electric Services Company (ESCO)

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Zone One Energy Deemed Eligible To Serve Mass Market Customers Under New NY PSC-Established Generic Products; Believed To Be First Such ESCO Certification

After reviewing Zone One Energy LLC's updated ESCO Retail Access Application Package filed in response to the PSC's retail market reset order (which included product limits for mass market service), New York Department Of Public Service Staff have determined ...

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PECO Small Commercial Generation Rate Decreasing Nearly 13%

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning March 1, 2021

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Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Decreasing 11-12%

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

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Final Report Estimates ERCOT Market Equilibrium Reserve Margin As 12.25%; Higher Than 11% Economically Optimal Level

A final report prepared by a consultant for ERCOT estimates a market equilibrium reserve margin (MERM) of 12.25% under projected 2024 market conditions

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January 14, 2021

New York ESCO Returning Some Customers To Default Service

An ESCO is exiting the New York natural gas market and will no longer serve natural gas customers

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FirstEnergy Advisors Receives Pennsylvania Broker License

The Pennsylvania PUC granted Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors an electric broker/marketer license to serve ...

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Texas PUC Chair: "Need To Look At" Issue Of TDU Parent Owning Retail Provider In Avangrid-TNMP Merger Application

During today's Texas PUC open meeting, PUC Chairman DeAnn T. Walker and Commissioner Arthur C. D'Andrea agreed that the Commission should consider the issue of the parent of a transmission and distribution utility (TDU) also owning generation or a retail electric provider, as part of the Commission's review of the application of Texas-New Mexico Power for approval of the merger of its parent, PNM Resources, and Avangrid. Inc.

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Pa. PUC Approves Utility's Waiver Request To Use Email As Means Of Sending Eligible Customer List Opt-Out Notice For Larger Group Of Customers; Makes Modification To Increase Response Rate

The Pennsylvania PUC granted the petition of Duquesne Light Company for a waiver to allow the EDC to send the triennial Eligible Customer List (ECL) opt-out notice via electronic means to a larger group of customers than done currently

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Pennsylvania PUC Denies Retail Supplier's License Application

The Pennsylvania PUC denied, without prejudice, the application of ...

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Pa. PUC Proposes Interpretation Of New RPS Law, Compliance For Retail Suppliers, Including Use Of Grandfathered Contracts For RECs, Renewals Thereof

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a tentative order to interpret Act 114 of 2020, which amends the Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. §§ 1 et seq.

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PUC Seeks Comment On $175,000 Settlement Between Retail Supplier, PUC Staff

The Pennsylvania PUC issued for public comment a settlement between ...

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Pa. PUC Rules On CAP Shopping, EGS Alternatives At Duquesne Light

Order Addresses Solar PPA For Default Service, Standard Offer Program, EV TOU Supply Rate

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a final order addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company (DLC or the Company) for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025 (DSP IX).

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Pa. PUC Approves Use Of Capacity Proxy Price For Duquesne Light Default Service Auction

The Pennsylvania PUC approved, without modification, the petition of Duquesne Light Company to modify its supplier master agreement to implement use of capacity proxy price (CPP) in its upcoming March 2021 procurement of default supply contracts

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Retail Supplier Affiliate & Oil Major To Jointly Develop 1.6 GW Of Solar And Energy Storage Projects In The U.S., Including Texas

The affiliate of a REP has entered into a solar & storage JV with an oil major

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Constellation Selected By Massachusetts Information Technology Center For $17M Energy Efficiency Project

The Massachusetts Division of Capital Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) has selected Constellation, an Exelon company, to implement ...

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GREENCROWN Energy & Water Selected To Manage Energy, Including Supply Procurement, At 22 College Campuses

A provider of career education and specialized technical training, has selected GREENCROWN Energy & Water to manage its entire energy portfolio

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January 13, 2021

Texas Bill Would Create New Category Of Critical Care Customers, Which Would Receive Disconnection Protection From REPs

A bill has been filed in the Texas House that would establish ...

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Texas Bill Would Require REPs To Meet Portfolio Standard For Zero-Carbon Resources

A bill has been filed in the Texas Senate that would establish a state goal for, "competitive zero-carbon electric generation."

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"Choose My Power" Files Further Registration For Texas Electric Broker

Choose My Power LLC filed with the Texas PUC what was described as a new broker registration and a filing supplying information for a pending broker registration

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New York Utility Seeks Approval To Dispatch Utility-Owned Storage Output Into NYISO Wholesale Market

An EDC petitioned the New York Public Service Commission for approval to ...

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New York Selects Developer For Offshore Wind, Announces More State-backed Renewable Energy Projects

A developer has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power

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ENGIE North America Adds Nearly 2 GW of Renewable Energy in the U.S. in 2020

ENGIE North America today announced it has added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy to the U.S. in 2020

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January 12, 2021

ERCOT Schedules Workshop To Review Potential Changes To Annual Requirement For Retail Electric Providers To Answer Survey On Demand Response

ERCOT will host a workshop on January 19, 2021 to discuss possible changes to Protocol 3.10.7.2.2, Annual Demand Response Report, and to the Other Binding Document titled "Demand Response Data Definitions and Technical Specifications", which could be in effect for the 2021 Annual Demand Response Survey Process.

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Start-up Smart Energy America Registers As Texas Electric Broker

Start-up Smart Energy America LLC registered as a Texas electric broker

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Mpowered2021 Registers As Texas Electric Broker

An entity registered as a Texas electric broker with the business name Mpowered2021

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More New York ESCOs Seek Extension To Retail Market Reset Order Deadlines, Citing Pending DPS Staff Review of Re-applications, Contracts

Several ESCOs requested from the New York PSC a sixty (60) day extension of the deadlines of Ordering Clauses 3, 4, and 5 of the PSC's retail market reset order on rehearing (related to the product limitations for mass market service), citing pending DPS Staff review of re-applications for certification and the ESCOs' contracts (with one exception)

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Two IPPs Merge To Form Onward Energy

Two independent power producers today announced the completion of a merger of the two companies to create Onward Energy.

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Retail Energy Supply Association Announces New President, Election of 2021 Executive Committee and State Chairs

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) today announced its new officers and state chairs for 2021.

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From 12/16: Harris County, Texas Issues RFP For Energy Procurement Consulting Services, Emphasis On Renewable Energy

From 12/16: Harris County, Texas is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide energy consulting for market research, risk management, sustainability and procurement solutions for Harris County for the period beginning on or about April 1, 2021 and ending twelve (12) months thereafter

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January 11, 2021

Broker-Consultant Names New Managing Director

A broker named a new Managing Director

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New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Legislation To Prohibit Utility Disconnections During Emergencies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of the 2021 State of the State, announced a proposal to prohibit utility disconnections, including for electric and gas utilities, in regions that are under a state of emergency.

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NRG To Pay $85,000 Under Settlement Approved By FERC; Chair Danly Says NRG Did Not Violate Tariff Or FERC Regulation

FERC, in a 2-1 vote, approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (Agreement) between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and NRG Power Marketing LLC (collectively, the Parties) to resolve Enforcement’s investigation into ...

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Texas Retail Provider & Sam Houston Race Park Announce Sponsorship

A Texas REP announced a new sponsorship with Sam Houston Race Park (SHRP).

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PJM States Propose Four Core Principles For PJM Markets, Resource Adequacy

The Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI) wrote to PJM's board of managers with a recommendation for "four core principles" concerning resource adequacy and the PJM markets

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January 8, 2021

Citing Compliance Submissions Which Are Still Pending DPS Staff Approval, New York ESCO Seeks Extension To Retail Market Reset Order Deadlines

Family Energy, Inc. has requested a 60-day extension of several compliance deadlines from the latest New York PSC retail market reset order (the Sept. 18 order on rehearing, or "Order"), stating that Family's updated contracts and related compliance submissions remain pending with DPS Staff.

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CenterPoint Energy Names Former Competitive Supplier Exec To Finance Leadership Role

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. named ...

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Utilities Propose Alternatives To Enroll-By-Wallet Mechanism

During a technical session, the Massachusetts electric distribution companies offered several proposed alternatives that would allow customers to enroll "on the go" while still relying on use of the account number for enrollments, instead of personal data contemplated under "enroll by wallet" proposals

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Retail Choice Regulator Releases Straw Proposal That Would Allow Utilities To Offer Managed Charging (DR, Energy Management) To Residential EV Customers

The Connecticut PURA issued Straw Electric Vehicle (EV) Program Design that would allow EDCs to provide managed charging for EV drivers at single-family residences

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January 7, 2021

Reliant Launches New Texas Product Offering Two Highest Days Of Usage Free Per Week (Auto-selected Floating Days)

Also Adds Free Upgrade To Solar For Its Free Days; Nights; Weekends Plans

Reliant launched a new plan (Reliant Truly Free Flex Days) for Texas residential electric customers that will provide to customers their two highest usage days per each weekly period for free (8 free days per month), with the selection occurring automatically based on usage, instead of the customer having to pick their free days

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Updated: Illinois Commission Says It Did Not Dispose Of Retail Supplier Petitions To Resume In-Person Marketing In Prior Order Denying Staff Motion To Dissolve

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a written order granting the petition of various NRG Energy retail electric suppliers to resume marketing in storefronts and similar retail establishments, as first reported in our original story from January 6

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Updated: Regulator Confirms In Final Order That Retail Supplier Not Required To Charge Less Than Default Service

Supplier Not Required To Charge "Market Rates"

Agrees That Rules Under "Essential Utility Services" Code Do Not Apply To Retail Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission issued a final order dismissing a formal customer complaint against Spark Energy Gas, LLC, as the ICC ruled that it is not a violation of Articles IX or VIII of the Public Utilities Act to charge more than the default service provider for gas supply, and ruled that Spark is not required to charge, "market rates."

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After Book Sale, Retail Supplier Winds Up Business, Relinquishes Licenses

An ESCO has filed to withdraw its eligibility

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Lightsource bp Signs Power Contract For 153 MW Solar Project In Texas

Lightsource bp announced that it has secured a proxy generation power purchase agreement (pgPPA) with ...

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Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Announces Strategic Partnership With Energy-as-a-Service Provider

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced that they have completed an investment in ...

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PSE&G Receives Approval For Deployment Of Smart Meters

Public Service Electric & Gas announced that it received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to invest approximately $700 million during the next four years to provide its 2.3 million electric customers with smart meters, under a territory-wide deployment.

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January 6, 2021

Regulator Allows Specific Retail Suppliers To Resume In-Store Marketing, Subject To Conditions

A retail choice regulator will allow certain retail suppliers to resume in-person marketing at storefronts and similar establishments

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PUC Rejects $650,000 Settlement Between Retail Supplier, Public Advocate To Resolve Investigation

A PUC has rejected a settlement between ...

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Vistra Brings "World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System" Online

Vistra today announced that ...

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January 5, 2021

NRG Completes Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Energy Inc. has completed the previously reported acquisition of Direct Energy from Centrica plc effective today.

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Parent Of Broker Names New Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

The parent of a broker has named ...

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Broker-Consultant Awarded Vendor Contract With National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance

A broker announced that it has been awarded one of the 2020 vendor contracts for 'Energy Management Consultation and Related Services' by the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA).

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Duquesne Light Default Service Rate To Fall 15%

Duquesne Light has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service rate for ...

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Affiliate Of Entity Holding REP License Seeks MBR Authority At FERC For DR Aggregation, Virtual Power Plant

Resi Station, LLC applied for electric market-based rate authority at FERC, for the Southwest Region

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January 4, 2021

Texas Bill Would Require Municipal Utilities To Transition To Retail Choice Based On Rate Comparison

A Texas bill would require municipal electric utilities to transition to customer choice based upon ...

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Texas Retail Provider Files To Use Trade Name "Watt Bro"

A Texas retail electric provider filed at the Texas PUC to add the trade names ...

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Ohio PUC Reinstates Requirement For FirstEnergy Utilities To File Rate Case By End Of ESP IV

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has reinstated the requirement that Ohio Edison Company, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and The Toledo Edison Company (the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities) shall file a distribution rate case by ...

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Competitive Generation, Energy Infrastructure PE Firm Names New Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel

A private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure announced today that ...

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Parent Of Retail Supplier To Acquire Utility With Competitive Supply Program Open To Small Customer Rate Classes

The parent of a retail supplier announced that ...

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NYSERDA Posts New ACP Price

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has posted the pricing of Alternative Compliance Payments (ACP) for the 2021 compliance period.

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December 30, 2020

Retail Energy Execs Launching New Texas REP

A group of retail energy execs have formed a new Texas retail electric provider

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PUC Approves Supplier's License Renewals Opposed By OCC

Commissioner Warns All Suppliers That PUC's Patience Is Not Unlimited

A PUC approved the renewal applications of ...

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Qatar Investment Authority Invests In Energy Storage Provider Fluence (AES-Siemens JV)

Fluence, an energy storage solutions provider, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) pursuant to which ...

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December 29, 2020

Sustainable Energy Investment & Development Firm Seeks Broker License

A sustainable energy investment and development firm applied for ...

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December 28, 2020

New Woman-Led Texas Retail Provider Formed, Led By Market Vet

A start-up led by a market-vet has applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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ConEd To Significantly Decrease Purchase Of Receivables (POR) Discount Rate From Current 3.6%

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has filed with the New York PSC an updated Statement of Purchase of Receivables (POR) Discount Percentage for electricity

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Discontinuing Oil E&P Business

The parent of a retail supplier disclosed that ...

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December 23, 2020

PSC Imposes Moratorium On Retail Supplier, Prohibiting Supplier From Adding Or Soliciting New Customers While PSC Considers Proposed Order

Taking up a proposed order on its own motion, the Maryland PSC issued an order imposing upon SmartEnergy Holdings, LLC a moratorium which prohibits SmartEnergy from adding or soliciting new customers in Maryland, as the PSC also directed further proceedings

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Retail Choice Regulator Issues Strategic Vision Document For "Regulatory Sandbox"; Meant To Cultivate Innovative Products & Services, Including Utility-Led Programs & Third Party Services

Compares To U.K.'s Supplier-Focused Innovation Link, As Well As Utility-Focused Program In U.S.

As part of developing an Innovation Framework for the electric industry, the Connecticut PURA has issued a Regulatory Sandbox Strategic Vision Document which includes a proposed roadmap of concepts, best practices, and design principles for consideration in establishing an Innovation Framework in Connecticut.

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Arizona Commission Adopts Terms For New Competitive Generation Program At Tucson Electric Power

The Arizona Corporation Commission adopted a final order in the rate case of Tucson Electric Power and in doing so established a new "buy through" wholesale competitive generation program at TEP

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December 22, 2020

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO; Directs ESCO To Provide Refunds

Alleged Violations Include Failure To Cease Telemarketing During Declared State Of Emergency

DPS Employees Allegedly Received Cold Calls From ESCO Agents

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Retail Suppliers To Pay $174,000 Forfeiture Under Settlement With PUC Staff

Suppliers To Cease Offering Daily Rate Product In State, Agree To Extension Of Residential Marketing Suspension

Two retail suppliers would collectively pay a forfeiture of $174,000 under a settlement with ...

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Prosumer-Focused, Energy-As-A-Service Retail Supplier Registers As New York DER Provider (Solar, Storage, DR)

An ESCO has filed with the New York PSC a Distributed Energy Resource Supplier (DERS) Registration Form

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Developer Announces Purchaser For Energy From Texas Wind Project

A developer announced that it has completed construction and achieved financial close of a wind project in Texas.

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ESCO Opposes New York Utility's Tariff Ending Imbalance Waivers Adopted At Start Of COVID Pandemic

Marathon Power, LLC d/b/a Marathon Energy (Marathon Energy) filed comments at the New York PSC in opposition to tariff amendments filed by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation which modified the Index pricing applied to retail suppliers' over- and under-deliveries, such that the average of the existing Index prices will no longer be used for both over- and under-deliveries.

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December 21, 2020

With Acquisition Complete, Gas South Names New Leadership For Infinite Energy

Gas South announced the closing of its previously reported acquisition of Infinite Energy (which excluded the Texas electric book).

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Retail Suppliers Concerned With "Overly Broad" Definition Of In-Person Solicitation In Draft Rules

Consumer Advocates Argue Narrower Proposal On Types Of Marketing Which Must Adhere To Disclosures Is Inconsistent With Statute

Parties have filed comments on proposals from Illinois Staff for amendments to Illinois Administrative Code Part 412 detailing the obligations of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES), and a new Part 512 detailing the obligations of alternative gas suppliers (AGS)

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

Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. has filed objections to a Public Utility Commission of Ohio Staff Report on the rate case of AEP Ohio (Ohio Power), including objections to proposed tariff language that would allow AEP Ohio to terminate "Company consolidated billing services" in the event that a competitive retail electric service (CRES) provider is not following the, "Ohio Administrative Code rules."

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NRG Retail Suppliers: Prohibition On In-Store Marketing Harming Small Businesses, Individual Agents

NRG Reports No COVID Spread Over Tens Of Thousands Of Shift Hours For Areas Allowing In-Store Sales

Various retail suppliers have responded to the opposition from the Attorney General of the State of Illinois and Citizens Utility Board to various proposed resumptions of in-person marketing, such as the resumption of in-store marketing as sought by Reliant Energy Northeast and Green Mountain Energy Company (NRG suppliers)

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BASF Selects Supplier For Solar Energy (Sourced From Texas Solar Plant)

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December 18, 2020

PUC Authorizes Utilities With Choice Program To Offer Optional Renewable Natural Gas Product

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Updated: PUC Authorizes Sharing Of Customer Phone Number, Email Address Of PPL Customer Referral Program Customers With Selected Retail Supplier, With Customer Consent

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Rodan Announces Strategic Partnership With Energy Procurement Consultant

Rodan Energy Solutions USA announced a new strategic partnership agreement with ...

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Regulator Issues Directive To Retail Suppliers On Displaying Minimum Percentage Of Renewable Energy Given New Standard

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Enel X Discloses Customer, MW Milestones From 2020

Enel X, the Enel Group's advanced energy services business line, today announced what it termed "record growth" and disclosed various customer milestones from 2020

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Texas PUC Names New Executive Director

The Public Utility Commission of Texas named ...

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December 17, 2020

Proposed Order Would Require Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To SOS Unless It Obtains Affirmative Consent From Customers To Continue Service

Draft Addresses Whether Wet Signature Required For Supplier's Inbound Telephonic Enrollments

Also Addresses Whether Recordings Met Standard For Enrollment Verification

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Pennsylvania PUC Rejects Recommendation To Require That Standard Offer (SOP) Customer Referral Customers Be Dropped To Default Service At End Of SOP Term With Retail Supplier, At PPL

PUC Does Terminate SOP Shopping Program For CAP Customers, Will Not Allow CAP Customers To Take Service From A Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC today adopted an order in a proceeding addressing PPL Electric's default service proceeding for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025

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Ormat Acquires Shovel-Ready Energy Storage Project In Texas

Ormat Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of a shovel-ready energy storage asset in Upton County, Texas.

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December 16, 2020

Harris County, Texas Issues RFP For Energy Procurement Consulting Services

Follows Decision To Decline Aggregation Pool Proposal At This Time

Harris County, Texas is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide energy consulting for market research, risk management, sustainability and procurement solutions for Harris County for the period beginning on or about April 1, 2021 and ending twelve (12) months thereafter

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Genie Energy Forms Joint Venture To Offer Community Solar Services

Genie Energy announced ...

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DPU Directs Boston To Cease Marketing A Low-Income Discount Associated With SMART Program As Part Of Boston's Municipal Aggregation

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued a letter to the City of Boston stating that the DPU has identified certain issues with the City's marketing of a low-income customer discount, apparently associated with the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target ("SMART") Program, as an advantage of the city's opt-out municipal aggregation

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ERCOT CDR Shows 2021 Reserve Margin Exceeding 15%, Reaching 27% In 2022

ERCOT today released its December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report and said that, "New generation resources, including a significant amount of utility-scale solar, continue to be added to the ERCOT region at a rapid pace, resulting in higher planning reserve margins over the next several years."

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ERCOT Reports Number Of ESI IDs Participating In REP Demand Response Programs, Amount Of 2020 Load Reductions

ERCOT has posted an annual report on demand response, which includes the amounts of ESI IDs in various retail electric provider (REP) demand response programs, based on REP survey responses, as well as MW load reductions associated with each category

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates; Winning Suppliers Disclosed

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU basic service electricity rates for ...

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Con Edison Selects Developer, Owner For 100 MW Battery Storage

Con Edison today announced the signing of a seven-year dispatch rights agreement for the development of a 100-megawatt battery storage project

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December 15, 2020

Report: Low-Income Customers On Competitive Supply At Utility Paid 108% More Than Default Service

Regulator's Staff Proposes Product, Rate Increase Limitations; Auto-Renewal Rules

The aggregate cost to low-income natural gas customers on competitive supply at an LDC was 108% higher than the default service cost

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Walmart's Retail Electric Supplier, Texas Retail Energy, Receives Authority To Serve Residential Customers

A PUC granted Texas Retail Energy LLC, the retail electric supplier owned by Walmart an amended electric supplier license to, among other things, include service to residential customers

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Ohio Utility Seeks To Offer Smart Home Program; Customer Insights, Demand Response

As part of a rate case filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an EDC is seeking to offer a new smart homes program

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PSNH Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rate To Fall 6%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

Public Service Company of New Hampshire d/b/a Eversource Energy has filed new electricity default service (energy service) rates for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2021

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Freight Farms Partners With Renewable Energy Provider, Broker To Offer Green Energy To Its Customers

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Another Retail Supplier Seeks Authority To Conduct In-Person Sales At Retail Stores

AG Says Commission Can't Rule On Prior Motions For In-Person Marketing Resumption, As AG Says Such Motions Were Already Disposed Of When ICC Declined To Rescind Its Emergency Prohibition Order

Another ARES has petitioned the Illinois Commerce Commission for a modification of the ICC's prior order prohibiting in-person marketing by retail energy suppliers to allow it to engage in limited in-person solicitation for in-store marketing and enrollments in retail establishments that have been authorized to re-open by the Governor and the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health

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December 14, 2020

PSC Enforcement Unit Alleges Enrollment Violations By Retail Supplier, Alleges Touchless & e-TPV Enrollment Still Requires Signed Contract

Enforcement Recommends Requiring Suppliers' Customers To Be Dropped To Default Service Unless Supplier Obtains Signed Contract

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Agencies Say Stay Of New Order Prohibiting Retail Suppliers From Marketing REC-Based Products As "Renewable Energy" Being Negotiated, As Suppliers File Appeal

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel said in a regulatory filing with the Connecticut PURA that they understand that certain parties are negotiating a stay of PURA's recent order on the marketing of voluntary renewable energy offers (VROs), as retail suppliers have appealed PURA's decision.

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Nordic Energy Services Receives Licenses In New State

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Vistra ESCOs Seek New York PSC Approval To Offer Home Warranty And Maintenance Product Under Retail Market Reset Order

Vistra Corp. petitioned the New York PSC for a declaratory ruling from the Commission recognizing ...

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December 11, 2020

New York Utilities File Errata To Previously Filed Average 12-Month Supply Rates (Used For ESCO Rate Cap); Corrected Rates Are Significantly Lower

Two New York utilities filed with the New York PSC an errata to each LDC's December 31, 2019 twelve-month trailing average supply rates, which were originally filed on January 29, 2020 (for the 12 months ending December 31, 2019).

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Texas PUC Staff Propose That Legislature Clarify That An EV Charging Station Is Not A Retail Electric Provider

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an updated draft to the electric scope of competition report which now includes Staff's proposed legislative recommendations, including a recommendation that the Legislature clarify that an electric vehicle charging station is not an electric utility or retail electric provider.

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Retail Supplier Parent Sells Majority In EV Charging Network, Software Company; Retains 40% Ownership

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Texas Retail Providers Newly File Notice Of Intent To Provide Prepay Service Via Prepayment Device Or System

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RetailEnergyX: Southeast Utilities Propose Centralized Intra-Hour Wholesale Electricity Exchange Market

 

Tractor Supply Company Selects Retail Supplier For Virginia Stores

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Energy Management Firm Announces Growth As Leading Demand Response Provider At ISO

Rodan Energy announced that ...

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December 10, 2020

Investor Group, Whose Leadership Includes Founder Of One Of Texas's Earliest Electricity Comparison Websites, Acquires Texas Online Broker

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Sells Solar Business

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Retail Supplier Closes $15 Million Supply Facility

An ESCO has closed a supply facility with ...

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Retail Supplier Announces 650 MW Of Renewable Energy Offtake Contracts With Amazon

A retail supplier announced several energy offtake contracts with Amazon

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Arizona Commissioner Offers Amendment To TEP Rate Case Proposed Order That Would Allow All Customers To Be Eligible For Competitive Generation Program

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson offered an amendment to a recommended order in Tucson Electric Power's rate case to adopt proposed modifications from retail suppliers to a proposed competitive generation buy-through program (Market Pricing Experimental Pilot Program or MP-EX), except that Olson would further modify the program to allow all customers to be eligible for the program (subject to its participation cap), with no minimum size or aggregation requirement for eligibility

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RetailEnergyX: AltaGas Provides Update On Strategic Plan, Introduces 2021 Financial Guidance And Increases Dividend By 4%

 

December 9, 2020

Former Retail Supplier President Joins Community Solar Provider As SVP

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Dynegy Energy Services Seeks Retail Gas Supplier License In New States

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Texas TDU Proposes Disposition Of Unused Funds In Program That Reimbursed Retail Electric Providers For Providing Smart Devices To Low-Income Customers

AEP Texas North has proposed how to dispose of unused funds remaining under a closed program that reimbursed Texas retail electric providers for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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NRG Energy Says It Has Become First North American Company To Issue Sustainability-Linked Bond

Proceeds To Be Used For Direct Energy Acquisition, Advancement Customer-Centric Strategy

NRG Energy Inc. announced today that it ...

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Texas PUC Executive Director Resigns

The Public Utility Commission of Texas today announced that executive director John Paul Urban, III has resigned.

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Small Customer Default Service Rate Decreasing At New Hampshire Utility

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has filed with the New Hampshire PUC proposed new energy service(default service) rates for the six-month period beginning February 1, 2021

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December 8, 2020

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

A retail supplier would pay $100,000 under a settlement with ...

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Vistra Names New President and Chief Financial Officer

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Proposed Order Would Allow Only Specific Retail Suppliers To Resume In-Person Marketing At Storefront Establishments

An Illinois Commerce Commission ALJ has issued a proposed interim order that would allow several retail suppliers to resume in-person marketing at storefront establishments, subject to various conditions

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Enters The Mobility Market With Acquisition

Allows Offering Of Fleet Assessments, Informing Sustainability Goals, To C&I Customers

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December 7, 2020

Griddy Names Retail Energy Vet As CEO, Launching Network Marketing Channel

Announces New Financing Agreement With Wholesale Energy Supplier

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Mega Energy Announces Commodity And Market Expansion To Enable Acquisition-Based Growth

Initiatives Include Northeast Expansion Through Partnership With Wholesale Energy Supplier

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NRG Brand Files To Relinquish Unused Texas REP Certificate

A brand of NRG Energy filed at the Texas PUC to relinquish its unused retail electric provider certificate

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December 4, 2020

Retail Energy Marketer Purchases Natural Gas Supply Assets

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ERCOT Notes Increased Volume Of Move-Out Requests Bypassing Valid Continuous Service Agreements (CSAs), Reminds REPs Bypassing CSA Only Permitted In Limited Circumstances

Invalid Transactions May Result In Disruptions To Customers As Well As Valid REP Service Relationships

ERCOT stated in a December 4 market notice that, "It has been brought to ERCOT's attention that a large volume of 814_24 Move-Out Requests have been processed in the past few weeks, which are bypassing existing CSAs."

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Proposed Order Would Find That Charges In Excess Of Default Service Are Not A Violation By A Retail Supplier

Would Dismiss Complaint Seeking To Apply Rules Under "Essential Utility Services" Code To Retail Suppliers

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After State Denies Broad Resumption Of In-Person Marketing, Retail Supplier Modifies Pending Request For Discrete Waiver, Seeks Ruling

With a regulator denying a Staff proposal that would have dissolved a prior prohibition on in-person marketing by retail electric and gas suppliers several retail energy suppliers have sought a ruling on their pending petition for more discrete relief with respect to in-person marketing, and have also modified their sought relief

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Duquesne Light Seeks To Implement Capacity Proxy Price In Default Service Auction (Had Previously Addressed Capacity Price Uncertainty Via Shortened Term Lengths)

Duquesne Light Company petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC to modify its supplier master agreement to implement use of capacity proxy price (CPP) in its upcoming March 2021 procurement of default supply contracts

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From 9/15: Google Says It Will Back Policies That Create Competitive Energy Markets, Choice

In a white paper, Google noted its support for allowing customers to access renewable energy directly, and stated, "we’ll advocate for organized regional energy markets and more interconnected regional grids."

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Updated: Pennsylvania PUC Allows All Retail Suppliers To Conduct In-Person Marketing At Outdoor Events, Subject To Conditions

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order providing that, "The moratorium on in-person sales and marketing activities for all jurisdictional suppliers is lifted as it pertains to activities at outdoor public events held in accordance with orders and directives issued by the Governor and the Secretary of Health."

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Pa. PUC Issues Final Order In PECO Default Service Case, Addressing Retail Suppliers' Changes To NITS Treatment

Order Addresses Standard Offer Customer Referral Program Changes, POR Discount, CAP Shopping

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a final order in PECO's default service proceeding which establishes parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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Retail Choice Regulator To Redesign Customer Electric Bills, Address Bill Format, Presentation

The Connecticut PURA has re-opened docket 14-07-19 to redesign residential electric bills, with potential further changes to the information which appears on the bills and the presentation and formatting of the bills

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Retail Supplier & Energy-as-a-Service Provider Names Director of Community Energy

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Start-up Retail Supplier Receives License

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December 2, 2020

New Jersey BPU Staff Provides Path For Retail Suppliers To Resolve Prior BPU Direction Advising That Suppliers' Pass-Through Of New RPS Costs Under Fixed Priced Contracts Violated Rules

Suppliers Must Provide Opportunity For Mass Market Customers To Receive Refunds, Directs Means For Suppliers To Provide Customer Notice

The New Jersey BPU has issued a Secretary’s Letter which states that Staff has developed a pathway for third party retail electric suppliers (TPSs) to reach resolution and to close out matters addressed in a January 2019 letter to TPSs from the Director of the New Jersey BPU's Division of Energy, which had advised TPSs that any action to increase the supplier's fixed rate contracts due to P.L. 2018, c. 17, which modified various provisions of the state's renewable portfolio standard, would be in violation of N.J.A.C. 14:4-7.12

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Texas Retail Vets Returning To ERCOT Market With New REP

Seeks To Use Trade Names "Value Power", "Value Energy"

Several Texas retail market vets are re-entering the market with a new REP

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New EVP, CFO Named For Retail Energy Supplier Segment

A new EVP has been named for a parent's segment housing retail energy suppliers

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Draft Report Estimates ERCOT Market Equilibrium Reserve Margin As 12.25%; Higher Than 11% Economically Optimal Level

A draft report prepared by a consultant for ERCOT estimates a market equilibrium reserve margin of 12.25% under projected 2024 market conditions

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A PUC disclosed winning electricity Standard Offer suppliers as follows:

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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December 1, 2020

State Utility Regulator "Request[s]" That Retail Suppliers Cease Door-to-Door Marketing Due To "Significant Increase" In COVID Rate Of Transmission

The Chair of state regulator issued a letter to retail energy suppliers and brokers requesting that they cease all door-to-door marketing activities, due to a, "significant increase in COVID-19's rate of transmission."

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Newly Formed Integrated Retail Energy, DER Provider Enters Agreement To Acquire Retail Energy Supplier

A newly formed integrated retail energy and distributed energy solutions provider has entered into a transaction under which it will acquire a retail energy supplier

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Solar Developer Acquires 17 MW Community Solar Portfolio In New York From Retail Supplier Parent

A solar developer has acquired ...

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Retail Energy Veteran Named VP, Partnerships & Renewables At Transparent Energy

Transparent Energy, a provider of online energy procurement solutions, named an energy industry veteran as its new Vice President of Partnerships & Renewables.

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Regulator Clarifies Retail Suppliers' Ability To Market REC-Based Products As "Green" (Previously Prohibited Use Of Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC-Based Products)

A regulator issued a clarification concerning its recent order on the marketing of voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail electric suppliers, addressing whether suppliers may use the term "green" to describe REC-based products.

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RetailEnergyX: Company Launches "Zero-Cost PPA, 10 Years Free Energy Offer"

 

Regulator Approves POR Discount Rate Of Nearly 8%

A regulator approved new purchase of receivables [POR] discount rates

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois PIRG Recommends Forcing Exelon To Divest From ComEd, Requiring ComEd To Offer TOU Supply Rates To Non-shopping Customers

 

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November 30, 2020

Energy Marketing & Clean Energy Vets, Including Former Chair Of TCEQ Predecessor, Launching Texas Electric Broker

New "Customer-Focused Electricity Company" To Provide Customers With Ownership Option, Beneficiary of Shares

A start-up has registered as a Texas electric broker

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Group Warns Of New York Utility's Control Over Smart Meter Distributed Intelligence "App Store", Says Oversight Needed To Prevent Competitive Harm To ESCOs, Other Providers

Likens Utility Control Over DI App Store To Big Tech, Risk Of Similar Abuses (Restricted Access, Crippling Features, Self-Preference)

Mission:data Coalition has filed testimony with the New York PSC urging the PSC to exercise oversight over a novel and under-recognized technology that a utility proposes to install in its smart meters: distributed intelligence ('DI').

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New York State Agency Says ESCOs, Direct Customers Put At Competitive Disadvantage To NiMo Commodity Supply Due To Use, Treatment Of Load Modifiers

A witness testifying on behalf of the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) said in testimony in a Niagara Mohawk (National Grid) rate case that the current use and treatment of Load Modifiers by NiMo creates an, "ongoing inequity in the commodity market in relation to ancillary services."

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Default Service Utility Proposes Changes To Recover, From Non-shopping Customers, Costs Of Oversupply Of RECs, While Managing Rate Impacts

An EDC filed to modify its Alternative Energy Rider (AER) and Auction Cost Recovery Rider (ACRR) to recover, on a bypassable basis, an oversupply of RECs, in light of the wind-down of the state's renewable energy mandate, while also managing AER rate impacts for non-shopping customers.

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New York DPS Staff Proposes Requiring Utility To Verify That ESCOs Serving Non-Core Customers Have Firm Primary Point Capacity To The City Gates

Would Identify "Bad Actors" Improperly Using Resources Held For Core Customers, Staff Says

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have recommended in testimony that ...

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New York Utility To End Imbalance Waivers Adopted At Start Of COVID Pandemic

An LDC has filed tariff revisions at the New York PSC to terminate the following temporary provisions originally adopted in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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NRG Announces Anticipated Closing Date For Direct Energy Acquisition

With FERC having recently approved the transaction, NRG Energy Inc. announced that ...

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PUC Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

A Public Utilities Commission disclosed the winning bidders from ...

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November 25, 2020

Large County Seeking Legislative Authority For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation 'Pilot' Lasting Seven Years (State Does Not Currently Allow CCAs)

RESA Blasts Proposal As Anti-Consumer Choice

Customers On Expiring Retail Supply Contracts Would Default To Municipal Aggregation, If Not On Auto-renewed Contract

A county is again pursuing legislation in the upcoming 2021 session that would authorize ...

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FERC Approves Nearly $1.5 Million Settlement With Power Marketing Consultant, Founder

FERC approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (Agreement) between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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Recommended Decision Would Allow Medium Commercial Customers (Subject To Cap) At Tucson Electric Power To Select Alternative Supplier Under Market Pricing Program, Changing Company's Proposal

A recommended order from an Arizona ALJ in Tucson Electric Power's rate case would modify TEP's proposal for a Market Pricing Experimental Pilot Program (MP-EX) so that medium commercial customers would be able to select an alternative wholesale generation supplier as part of their participation in the program

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PJM Reports Some LSEs May Have Been Charged Based On Incorrect PLCs In Ohio Zone, Back To Jan. 2019

PJM said in a market notice that, "It has come to our attention that certain Load Serving Entities may have been charged and credited based on incorrect peak load contribution values ...

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Updated: Default Product Pricing For Boston Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation Released

The City of Boston has filed with the Massachusetts DPU a final consumer notification form concerning its opt-out municipal electricity aggregation which has a start date of February 2021

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RetailEnergyX: More Rhode Island Communities To Launch Opt-out Municipal Aggregations

 

FERC Approves NRG Energy Acquisition Of Direct Energy (Was Final Regulatory Approval Needed)

FERC issued an order approving the application of ...

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PUC Schedules Workshop For Review Of Rules Governing Green Electricity Supply Programs Of Retail Suppliers, Utilities

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has scheduled for January 6, 2021 a remote workshop in its review of the green pricing program standards in Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-42 (Case 20-1195-EL-ORD)

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November 24, 2020

General Motors To Broker Electricity Supply

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

Investigation Prompted When Mailer With Alleged Violations Received By PUC's Director Of Oversight

An EGS would pay a $120,000 civil penalty and contribute $30,000 to PPL's hardship fund under a settlement with the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement ('I&E') to resolve alleged violations resulting from ...

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Texas Regulatory Commitment From Avangrid Would Require Utility Texas-New Mexico Power To Maintain Separate Name/Logo, But Would Allow Avangrid Name And Logo To Be, "Added For Branding Purposes"

TNMP Proposes Customer Rate Credit Provided Through Retail Providers Under Merger Application

Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP or the Company) and Avangrid, Inc. have filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval of the previously reported merger of Avangrid and PNM Resources, the ultimate parent of TNMP

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Pennsylvania Utility Seeks To Continue Use Of Financial Hedge For Default Service

An EDC has filed a proposed default service plan (DSP) at the Pennsylvania PUC to cover the period June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024.

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November 23, 2020

Ohio Bill Would End Municipalities' Authority To Conduct Opt-out Aggregations

An Ohio bill, introduced by Sen. Frank Hoagland, would terminate the authority of ...

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New York DPS Staff File Updated Guidance To ESCOs Regarding Review Of Continuing ESCO Eligibility

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service issued an updated guidance document for the periodic review of ESCO eligibility.

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Great American Gas & Electric Certified as Minority and Women-Owned Business

Retail supplier Great American Gas & Electric, LLC (GAGE) announced that it has been certified by ...

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Maine Public Division Standard Offer Rate Falling 10% For Small Customers

The Maine PUC has released Standard Offer rates for customers at Versant Power - Maine Public Division (formerly Maine Public Service, or MPS), for the period beginning January 1, 2021

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November 20, 2020

Retail Regulator's Staff Propose That Default Service Rate Be Included On Retail Supplier's Contract Summary

Proposal To Define Small C&I Customer

Addresses Proposal For Regulator's Near Real-Time Access To Telemarketing Recordings, TPVs

Regulator Seeks Comment On Changes To Current Limit On Door-to-Door Marketing Notice Of Five Municipalities

A hearing officer has sought comment on several Staff and stakeholder proposals regarding an ongoing investigation into retail energy marketing issues

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Sunnova Registers As Texas Electric Broker

(Reminder) Former TXU CMO Serves As EVP/CMO At Sunnova

Sunnova Energy Corporation has submitted a registration as a Texas electric broker

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Nstar East Residential, Small C&I Default Service Electric Rates Rising 20%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for its Eastern MA service area for the period beginning January 1, 2021

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Chair Of Ohio PUC Submits Resignation, Follows Disclosure By FirstEnergy Of Consulting Contract Termination Payment To Entity Associated Unnamed Individual Who Was Later Appointed As State Regulator

Randazzo Says Electric Security Plan Statute Should Be Eliminated, Default Service Should Be Set Via "Proper" Competitive Bidding Process

Sam Randazzo has submitted his resignation as chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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Pennsylvania PUC Warns Customers Of "Questionable" Robocalls, Reminds Of Telemarketing Requirements For Retail Suppliers

As part of alerting customers to various scams preying on utility customers, the Pennsylvania PUC, "continues to caution consumers about involves automated 'robocalls' from unidentified sources – making vague and potentially misleading statements about customer discounts, refunds, rebates and bonuses if the customers act immediately."

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From 11/5:
Illinois Commerce Commission Denies Staff Motion To End ICC's Moratorium On Door-to-Door, In-Person Retail Energy Marketing

The Illinois Commerce Commission denied motions from ICC Staff which had sought orders conditionally dissolving the Commission’s March 18, 2020 Emergency Orders prohibiting alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) and alternative gas suppliers from conducting in-person solicitations, within the meaning of Section 412.10 for ARESs, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

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November 19, 2020

Former Constellation SVP Named CEO At Distributed Solar, Storage Developer; Expand Into "Adjacent" Products & Services

A developer of distributed solar and energy storage projects in the U.S. today announced that ...

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PUC Staff Recommend Rejection Of Amounts Proposed By Utility Related To Unbundling Of Supply-Related Costs In Delivery Rates

Staff of a Public Utilities Commission have recommended rejection of the amounts proposed by an EDC for a new bypassable rider

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Broker Expands Into Ohio; Hires Director, PJM Region

An energy advisory firm and broker said that it is expanding into ...

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Most FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs' Commercial Default Service Rates Increasing About 10%

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

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Developer Announces 1,300 MW Solar Plant In Texas, Signs Several Large Customers Including Google, Honda, McDonald's, More

A generation developer announced a 1,310-megawatt solar energy generation facility in northeast Texas that the company said, "will be the largest in the United States upon completion."

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rules That Entering Bilateral FTR Data Into PJM System Does Not Create A Separate Contract (Shell Petition)

 

 

Direct Energy Ramps Up Personalized Energy & Home Services

Direct Energy is expanding services to its residential customers with more responsive, customized services for its U.S.-based residential customers, by providing actionable energy insights, customized plans, and an easier energy shopping experience.

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PSC Opens Proceeding To Consider Whether Non-Utility "Energy Companies" Are Meeting & Advancing Jurisdiction's Climate Goals

Welcomes New Proposals From Companies To Implement Climate Goals

A PSC opened a new proceeding to consider ...

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Pa. PUC Opens Proceeding On Use of Energy Storage For Distribution Service; Key Issue Is How To Distinguish From Storage As Generation Resource

Acting on a motion from Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, the Pennsylvania PUC will open a proceeding to consider utility investment in electric storage as a distribution asset utilized for the purposes of enhancing or maintaining reliability

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EMC 14 Presentation
Texas Retail Choice For Non-ERCOT Areas

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November 18, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC Initial Decision Would Find Several Electric Utilities' Billing Service To Be "Discriminatory" Against Retail Suppliers

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would find that ...

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Retail Energy Shopping Platform Secures $3.25 Million In Series A Funding, Will Help To White Label Service

An online electricity marketplace and broker announced it has raised $3.25 million in its Series A round of funding

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Distributed Solar Company Says It Has Acquired The "Balance" Of NRG's Residential Solar Asset Portfolio

A distributed solar company said that it has acquired two new asset portfolios, "including the balance of NRG's residential holdings."

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Residential, Small, & Medium Customer Class Standard Offer Rates At Central Maine Power Falling 12%

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer electricity rates at Central Maine Power

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November 17, 2020

New York Utility To "Limit" Amount Of Change In Bypassable Supply Rate From Revised ZEC Cost

A New York utility has filed to ...

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Utility Removes Fixed Price Option For Default Service

A utility has removed a fixed price option for default service from its tariff

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PJM Staff Propose New Schedule To Resume Capacity Auctions, Some Additional Delivery Years Would See Auction Delayed From Typical May Date

PJM has posted a staff presentation for the November 19 Markets and Reliability Committee concerning updates to the PJM capacity market Base Residual Auction and incremental auctions, now that FERC has issued orders in all necessary proceedings to resume the auctions

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Parent Of Broker Acquires Meter-Reading Company

The parent of a broker announced ...

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Start-up Receives Retail Electric Supplier License In New State

A PUC granted ...

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Bangor Hydro-Electric Residential, Small C&I SOS Rate Falling 10%, Medium C&I Rates Also Falling

MPS Large Customer Rate Falling As Well

The Maine PUC has approved new Standard Offer rates at Versant Power-Bangor Hydro District (formerly Bangor Hydro-Electric, or BHE), as well as for the Large customer class at Versant Power-Maine Public District (formerly Maine Public Service or MPS).

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New Jersey BPU Petitions FERC To "Vacate" Footnote Related to Default Service In MOPR Order

The New Jersey BPU has petitioned FERC to vacate a footnote in FERC's recent order on the Minimum Offer Price Rule which discussed the potential exemption (or lack thereof) of the New Jersey's BGS default service auction from the MOPR, as the BPU called the footnote, "non-binding dicta," that re-introduces uncertainty regarding application of the MOPR to default service auctions

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AES Merges U.S. Clean Energy Development Business With Investment Manager's Solar Developer

The AES Corporation announced an agreement with ...

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November 16, 2020

New York PSC Grants ESCO Extension Of Time For Filing New Application To Serve Mass Market Customers

The Secretary of the New York PSC granted ...

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Texas Retail Provider Launches Affinity Program With Texas Tech Alumni Association

The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) announced that ...

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Gexa Says It Has Reached Goal Of Providing All Of Its Residential Customers (200,000+) With Renewable Energy, "At No Additional Cost"

Gexa Energy announced that, "it has reached its goal of shifting all residential plans to 100% renewable energy and providing every residential customer with green power at no additional cost."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: FBI Searches Home Of Ohio PUC Chairman

 

Castleton Commodities Seeks Supplier License

Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading L.P. has filed ...

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Retail Supplier Launches New HVAC Protection Plan

A retail supplier announced that it is now offering heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) protection to eligible new customers as part of its partnership with ...

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Notes Offerings & Pre-Capitalized Trust Securities, Part Of Funding Direct Energy Acquisition

 

November 13, 2020

Retail Supplier Hires Market Vet As Managing Director

A retail supplier announced that ...

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Residential, Small Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase 17-20% At Massachusetts Utility

An EDC filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for ...

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Nucor Selects Supplier For Texas Virtual Solar PPA

Nucor Corporation announced that it has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with ...

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PECO Files New Bypassable Transmission Rate, Part Of Price To Compare

PECO has filed new amounts for the bypassable Transmission Service Charge (TSC), to be effective December 1, 2020, coincident with previously reported new Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges, and a new Price to Compare

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Texas PUC Staff Propose New Interest Rates Applicable To Deposits Held By REPs, Overcharges

Staff of the Texas PUC have proposed new interest rates to be applicable to REP deposits and over-billings, consistent with the calculations set forth by rule, calculated pursuant to the process set forth in the PUC's rules

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November 12, 2020

Recommended Decision Addresses Standard Offer Programs, CAP Shopping, NITS At Duquesne Light

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company (DLC or the Company) for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025 (DSP IX).

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Chemical Producer Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A producer of chemicals applied for ...

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Rochester, NY Formally Rolling Out Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

The City of Rochester announced that it will launch an opt-out municipal aggregation for electricity

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AOBA Alliance Seeks Broker License In New State

AOBA Alliance, Inc. applied for ...

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November 11, 2020

Just Energy Reports Lower Customer Count, Higher Adjusted Earnings

Just Energy Group Inc. reported earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 (second quarter of fiscal 2021).

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PPL Seeks Waiver To Use Email As Means Of Sending Eligible Customer List Opt-Out Notice For Larger Group Of Customers

Notes Potential For Higher Customer "Engagement" With Customer List Opt-Out Notice

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation ('PPL', 'PPL Electric', or 'Company') petitioned the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s ('Commission') for a waiver of certain Eligible Customer List ('ECL') solicitation requirements provided under Interim Guidelines for Eligible Customer Lists, Final Order entered October 23, 2014 ('ECL Order'), in order to allow PPL to send the triennial Eligible Customer List (ECL) opt-out notice via electronic means to a larger group of customers than done currently

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November 10, 2020

Retail Supplier Acquiring 200,000 Customers

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Energy Supply Vet Joins Power Marketer As Managing Director, Origination

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Offshore Wind JV Partially Owned By Parent Of Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market

EDP Renewables and ENGIE announced that ...

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Parent Of Retail Supplier (Integrated Generator) Developing 1 GW Of Renewables, Storage

The parent of a retail supplier announced that ...

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November 9, 2020

Priority Power Acquires Texas-Based Retail Energy Broker

Priority Power Management, LLC ("Priority" or the "Company") announced the acquisition of ...

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Texas PUC Staff: SWEPCO's Retail Choice Pilot Project Remains "Open"; But Active Participation Only Appropriate As Part Of Staged Evaluation Of Transition To Competition

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said in a brief today that while a 20-year old electric choice pilot program at the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) remains "open," active participation by customers in the program is only appropriate under statute if the Commission finds that the pilot would constitute the first stage of a transition to competition at SWEPCO, or that other related statutory requirements have already been met

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Multi-State Retail Energy Supplier Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Constellation Reports "Stable" Retail Margins; Reports Customer & Load Data

Exelon disclosed various metrics for its Constellation business in a newly released investor presentation, including stating that Constellation has "stable" retail margins.

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Names IT Veterans From Target, Best Buy, & Amazon To Lead Digital Innovation, New Business Opportunities

 

 

AEP Energy Reports Competitive Retail Customer Growth

AEP Plans To Invest $2.1 Billion In Competitive, Contracted Renewables

In a newly released investor presentation, AEP Energy listed its competitive retail customer count as ...

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Update: Vistra Reveals Branding For Acquired Infinite & Veteran Energy Customers

Vistra in a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, disclosed how it will serve the Texas retail electric customers it is acquiring from Infinite Energy and Veteran Energy

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Direct Energy Business Announces ChooseGreen Launch For Small Businesses

Direct Energy Renewable Services has launched ChooseGreen for small businesses, under which Direct Energy Business is offering 100 percent renewable energy to customers across its U.S. footprint through a traditional retail supply contract that offsets all the customer's actual usage with renewable energy credits.

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Maryland PSC Approves Storage Pilots, Including Utility-Owned Projects

The Maryland PSC approved six energy storage pilots proposed by the three Exelon utilities (Pepco, Delmarva, BGE), which include three utility-owned projects

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November 6, 2020

Retail Electric Supplier Acquired By Wholesale Power Marketer

A wholesale power marketer has acquired a retail supplier

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Regulator Announces New Enforcement Team Focused On Retail Energy Suppliers

"Will Not Tolerate Bad Behavior"

A retail energy regulator announced new strategic planning, "including a sharpened focus upon its deployment of Staff resources to bolster enforcement efforts."

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NRG Reports Decline In Total Mass Market Retail Customer Count Versus June 30, 2020, But Again Sees Growth In Texas

In a 10-Q for the quarter ending September 30, 2020, NRG reported a decline in mass market customer count versus June 30, 2020

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Genie Energy Reports Higher Adjusted EBITDA, Customer Count For U.S. Retail Business; Global Customer Base Increases To Record Level

Genie Energy Ltd. reported that its U.S. retail supplier business segment, Genie Retail Energy (GRE), reported higher Adjusted EBITDA of $12.6 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 (3Q20), up from $11.2 million a year ago

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Retail Supplier Seeks Clarification Of New Marketing Standards

A retail supplier has sought clarification of ...

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National Gas Electric Texas Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Mass. DPU Approves Cost Recovery, Disposition Of Products In Approving Utilities' Offshore Wind Contracts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Danly Named FERC Chairman

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Post 2020 Summary of Customer Complaints and Enforcement Activities

 

November 5, 2020

Illinois Commerce Commission Denies Staff Motion To End ICC's Moratorium On Door-to-Door, In-Person Retail Energy Marketing

The Illinois Commerce Commission denied motions from ICC Staff which had sought orders conditionally dissolving the Commission’s March 18, 2020 Emergency Orders prohibiting alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES) and alternative gas suppliers from conducting in-person solicitations, within the meaning of Section 412.10 for ARESs, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential Default Service Rate Increasing 14%, Small Business Rate Increasing 10%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period January 2021 to June 2021, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period January 2021 to March 2021

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NRG Sets Aside Capital For Future Small Retail Book Acquisitions

NRG Provides Update On Financing For Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Expects To Undertake Further Non-Core Asset Sales, Expects To Realize At Least $250 Million Net Proceeds

In reporting third quarter 2020 earnings today, NRG Energy provided an update concerning the financing of its previously reported agreement to acquire Direct Energy, which is pending final regulatory approval from FERC, with the updated financing plan no longer requiring new equity issuance

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AEP's New Retail Supplier, Blue Star Energy, LLC, Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Columbus, Ohio Approves Opt-Out Electricity Aggregation

Voters in the City of Columbus, Ohio approved this week creation of a municipal, opt-out electricity aggregation program

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Orders New Audit Of FirstEnergy Utilities' Compliance With Corporate Separation Regulations

 

 

FERC Schedules Technical Conference On Credit Risk & Management Principles, Practices In RTOs

Capitalization, Financial Security Requirements

Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will convene a technical conference to discuss principles and best practices for credit risk management in organized wholesale electric markets

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AEP Texas Files To Implement New Refund Rider To Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas has filed at the Texas PUC to implement a final refund to retail electric providers, related to service to customers in the former AEP Texas Central service area, resulting from over-collections under Rate Schedule TC-2

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ERCOT Seasonal Assessments Show Sufficient Generation For Winter And Spring

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said today that it anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this winter and in spring 2021.

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AEP Energy Partners Seeks Wind And Solar Energy In ERCOT & Ohio To Serve Competitive Retail Customer Loads

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP) announced that it is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar and new wind facilities located in Ohio and ERCOT.

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November 4, 2020

 

Updated: Vistra's Purchase Price For Acquired Texas Retail Book Disclosed

Vistra, Parent Of TXU, Acquiring Retail Electric Customers From Two Texas REPs

Vistra's Retail Residential Customer Count Falls Versus Q2 2020

Vistra Cites "Strong Margin Results" For Retail Segment

Vistra announced today an agreement to acquire the Texas retail electric customers of ...

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Updated: Spark Energy Names New CEO

Spark Energy Reports Higher Electricity Unit Margins, Offset By Lower Volumes

Adjusted EBITDA Essentially Flat Year-Over-Year

Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 (third quarter).

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Start-up Retail Supplier Seeks License In New State, Discloses Hiring Of Market Vet

A start-up retail supplier applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Arizona Corporation Commission Election Results

 

 

United Illuminating Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 8%; Small Commercial Rate Increasing 6%

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

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Default Service Auction Clearing Price Disclosed

A default service auction resulted in a price of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses Of 3 Retail Suppliers, 7 Brokers

 

November 3, 2020

Parent Of Texas Retail Provider Acquires DER Management Platform; Data Science & AI Expertise

The parent of a Texas REP has acquired ...

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Constellation CEO Discusses Retail Business In Regards To Exelon Strategic Review

(Earlier): Exelon Confirms Strategic Review, Considering Separating Exelon Generation From Exelon Utilities

Exelon in announcing earnings today confirmed that ...

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Pennsylvania ALJ: PUC Lacks Authority To Determine "Reasonableness" Of Rate Charged By Retail Supplier

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania PUC ALJ in a customer complaint proceeding would find that the Pennsylvania PUC, "does not have the authority to determine the reasonableness of a rate charged by an Electric Generation Supplier."

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Transfer Selects Supplier For Texas Solar Power

 

 

5 Announces Addition Of Retail Energy Veteran To Its Team

National energy advisory firm 5 announced the addition of ...

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PUC Staff Favor's Utility Proposal To List Amount Of Shadow-Billed Default Service Cost On Shopping Customers' Bill, Prominently On First Page

OCC: Utility Data Shows Residential Customers Paying More By Shopping, Compared To Default Service

Staff of a Public Utilities Commission filed comments in support of the application of ...

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Office Of Consumer Advocate Does Not Oppose Retail Supplier's Sought Partial Rescission Of Order Prohibiting In-Person Marketing, Subject To Conditions

The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate filed comments at the Pennsylvania PUC stating that, subject to conditions, the OCA does not oppose the petition of NRG Energy, Inc. for partial rescission of the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order establishing moratorium on in-person sales and marketing

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RetailEnergyX: OCC: Customers On Retail Supply Paid $5 Million More Than Default Service In July

 

Viceroy Strategy Partners Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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November 2, 2020

Retail Supplier Enters Settlement Over Alleged Use Of Phrase "Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Notice" In Marketing Mailers

A retail supplier entered into a settlement with I&E Staff of the Pa. PUC

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PPL Residential, Small Business Price To Compare Increasing On December 1 (Small C&I Rate Increasing Over 9%)

PPL Electric has posted electricity prices to compare for the period beginning December 1, 2020.

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Retail Supplier Enters Settlement Concerning Putative Class Action Complaint

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement agreement in a putative class action complaint before a federal court

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RetailEnergyX: "Recall CPS": San Antonio Residents Upset With Utility's Rate Structure

 

Duquesne Light Seeks Waiver To Use Email As Means Of Sending Eligible Customer List Opt-Out Notice For Larger Group Of Customers

Notes Potential For Higher Customer "Engagement" With Customer List Opt-Out Notice

Duquesne Light Company petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a waiver to allow it to send the triennial Eligible Customer List (ECL) opt-out notice via electronic means to a larger group of customers than done currently

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Parent Of Retail Supplier Names New Executive Vice President - Strategy

The parent of a retail supplier announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Language About Potential "Criminal" Liability In FirstEnergy's Latest 8-K Not New

 

New York Utilities Seek Authority To Own Energy Storage As Part Of Competitive Procurement Process

Proposing various changes to the competitive procurement process established to meet New York's targets for energy storage, the joint New York utilities proposed, "an additional procurement option whereby the utility could solicit and purchase a storage project from a developer upon project operation and, after an established ownership period, seek to sell the storage project if the sale would produce a customer benefit."

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October 30, 2020

FirstEnergy Terminates SVP Marketing, Who Had Served As President Of FirstEnergy's New Broker, For, "Violat[ing] Certain FirstEnergy Policies And Its Code Of Conduct"

FirstEnergy Also Terminates CEO & Another Exec

The Independent Review Committee of the Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. announced a leadership transition, including the termination of ...

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Dynegy Seeks Retail Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Dynegy Energy Services (East), LLC applied for ...

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PJM Discusses Interpretation Of FERC MOPR Order & Impact On State Default Service Auctions

During a Markets & Reliability Committee meeting, PJM staff provided an update on implementation of FERC's recent Minimum Offer Price Rule order, and, in particular, its applicability to state default service auctions for electricity supply

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October 29, 2020

Pennsylvania Bill Would Require Full Unbundling Of Utility Costs Related To Retail Electric, Gas Supply

Would Implement Enroll-by-Wallet

Would Require Suppliers To Undergo Training Conducted by PUC, Pass Exam For License

Pennsylvania State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) has introduced legislation that would require the full unbundling of utility electric and gas supply costs, and would also require the adoption of enroll-by-wallet

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Start-up Retail Supplier Formed

A start-up retail supplier applied for ...

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Pepco Residential SOS Rate To Fall 10% Next Summer

New Delmarva, Potomac Edison SOS Rates Also Posted

Various Maryland electric utilities have filed new SOS rates for various periods

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Breakerbox, Exelon's Broker, Receives License In New State

SmartEnergy Holdings Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

License Briefs

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Direct Energy Business Signs Contracts For Energy Storage

Direct Energy Business, "announced today recent changes in its energy strategy to offer the benefits of battery storage in California."

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AEP Energy Signs PPA For Output From Another Solar Project, To Serve Competitive Retail Customers

AEP Energy Partners has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with ...

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Massachusetts Agency Selects Provider For ISO-NE, Utility Demand Management Services

The Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) has selected ...

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October 28, 2020

Pennsylvania Court Rules PUC Lacks Authority To Order Refunds To Customers Of Retail Suppliers For Violations Of PUC Regulations

Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court issued a decision in an appeal filed by Blue Pilot Energy, LLC in which the Court found that the Pennsylvania PUC lacks authority to ...

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Retail Energy Supplier Names Market Vets As New CEO, COO

A retail supplier has named ...

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Start-up Texas Retail Electric Supplier Backed By Clean Energy Company Receives REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Westchester Power Municipal Aggregation Selects Retail Supplier For ConEd Service Area For New Term

Opt-Out Notice Now Compares Rates To ESCO Rate

Effective January 1, 2021, Westchester Power has selected ...

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AES (Ultimate Parent Of Utility DP&L) Launches New Brand Offering Customer Energy Supply Solutions (Renewables, Management, Etc.)

The AES Corporation, the ultimate parent of Dayton Power & Light and other utilities, launched a new brand ("aes") and announced, "product offerings to help organizations achieve their energy objectives."

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October 27, 2020

DTE Energy Announces Midstream Spin-off; Spin-off Does Not Include Retail Supplier, Wholesale Electric Supply Business

DTE Energy today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has unanimously authorized management to pursue a plan to spin-off the DTE Midstream business ('Midstream') from DTE Energy.

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New Rules Governing Energy Switch MA Shopping Website Take Effect

Revised rules governing the Massachusetts DPU's Energy Switch MA electricity shopping website will take effect on November 3, 2020, a hearing examiner notified stakeholders

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Non-ESCOs Raise Concern With Utility ConEd's Proposed Optional Renewable Electricity Supply Plan For Customers

In comments at the New York PSC, several non-ESCO parties have raised concerns with Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.'s (the Company) proposal to provide residential and small commercial full-service customers with an optional renewable, carbon-free electricity option (the 'Green Power Program').

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October 26, 2020

CUB Alleges Illinois Alternative Retail Natural Gas Suppliers Are Violating HEAT Act

The Illinois Citizens Utility Board alleged in a blog post concerning alternative natural gas suppliers that, "many suppliers are violating a new consumer protection law that went into effect this year."

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City Of Boston Selects Retail Supplier For Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation, Certain Pricing Details Announced

The City of Boston has selected Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. to serve its opt-out municipal electricity aggregation, with a start date of February 2021

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Texas ALJ Would Order ERCOT To Provide Remedy To QSEs To Improperly Charged PTP Obligations, Implicates Potential Uplift To Market

A Texas ALJ, in a proposal for decision, would find that ...

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Retail Supplier To Be Sold

A retail supplier would be sold as part of a larger transaction involving its parent

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Retail Supplier First Point Power Extends Credit/Supply Facility With BP Energy Company

Retail energy supplier First Point Power (FPP) announced a 2-year credit and supply facility extension of its existing facility with ...

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AEP Energy Partners Signs Letter Of Intent To Purchase Output From Columbus, OH Solar Park

Will Be Used To Serve Competitive Supply Customers, Potential Columbus Municipal Aggregation

AEP Energy Partners has signed a letter of intent with ...

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October 23, 2020

Settlement Concerning Dayton Power & Light Advanced Meter Roll-Out Addresses Default Service Issues

Stipulation Includes $1 Million Payment (Shareholder-Funded) To Solar Affiliate Of Retail Supplier To Support Solar Development

Smart Grid Roll-Out Contemplates Execution Of Third Party Apps, From Utility & Third Parties, By AMI Meters

Addresses Supplier Access to AMI Data, Use In Wholesale Settlement

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio and several other large customer groups, IGS Energy, and several environmental groups have signed a stipulation that would authorize deployment of advanced meters, an upgraded customer information system, and other grid modernization activities (Smart Grid Plan Phase I or SGP I)

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New Tax Rule Impacting ERCOT, Related To Collection Or Issuance Of Resale Certificates, Takes Effect

ERCOT informed market participants that, on October 13, 2020, an amendment to a Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts rule impacting the ERCOT market went into effect.

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS electric rates for the three-month period December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021

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October 22, 2020

Walmart's Retail Electric Supplier, Texas Retail Energy, To Begin "Marketing" Electricity, Seeks To Serve Residential Customers

Texas Retail Energy LLC, the retail electric supplier owned by Walmart which, to date, has only served as a self-supply entity, applied for ...

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Retail Supplier Newly Seeks Partial Rescission Of Pennsylvania PUC Prohibition In-Person Marketing, Notes New Directives From Governor

NRG Energy, Inc. filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a new Petition for Partial Rescission of the PUC's March 16, 2020 Emergency Order prohibiting door to door and other in-person retail energy marketing during the pandemic.

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Delaware Valley Purchasing Group Names Preferred Energy Solutions Partner

An energy & water advisory firm specializing in energy supply & turnkey conservation measures announced that it has been named the preferred energy solutions partner for Delaware Valley Purchasing Group (DVPG)

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Retail Energy Vet Joins Broker/Consultant As Manager, Pricing and Sustainability

An energy management consultant and broker announced that ...

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Start-up Texas-based Broker, Led by Market Vets, Expanding Outside Of Texas

A Texas-based broker and aggregator created last year is expanding to various Northeast markets.

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October 21, 2020

Final Order Prohibits Retail Suppliers From Using Term "Renewable Energy" In Marketing REC Products; Term Limited To Using Supply From Owned Generation Or PPA

Order Limits Voluntary Renewable Offerings From Retail Suppliers To RECs From Certain RTOs

A state regulator issued a final decision that, among other things, limits voluntary renewable electricity supply offers (VRO) from retail electric suppliers to using only RECs sourced from certain RTOs, and which prohibits the use of the term "renewable energy" to market a REC product

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Start-up Retail Electric Supplier Rhythm Receives Texas REP Certificate

New Retail Market Entrant Focused On Renewable Energy & Technology, Aims To "Upend The Energy Status Quo"

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted start-up retail energy supplier Rhythm Ops, LLC d/b/a Rhythm an ...

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Algonquin's Liberty Utilities Drops "Utilities" From Name Under Re-branding

Re-branding Of Regulated Utilities, Some Of Which Have Retail Choice Programs, Is Said To Emphasize Focus On Customer

Liberty Utilities ("Liberty" or the "Company"), the regulated services division of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC", or "Algonquin"), announced that it has launched a refreshed brand under the single name, "Liberty."

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Parent Of Texas Retail Provider & Various Retail Choice Utilities To Merge With Parent Of Texas-New Mexico Power

Merger Would Result In Affiliation Between Texas REP, TDU

The parent of two retail suppliers and various utilities, and PNM Resources, announced today that their respective boards have approved the merger of PNM Resources into ...

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Energy Services Provider/Broker Raises $7.8 Million To Expand Energy Efficiency Outsourcing Solutions Platform

A provider of Energy Efficiency as a Service, which also operates as an electricity broker, today announced a $7.8 million equity funding round led by Balance Point Capital and Edison Partners with additional participation from Connecticut Innovations.

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October 20, 2020

Updated:
Gas South Announces Acquisition Of Infinite Energy's Natural Gas Business

Gas South announced that it will acquire ...

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EC Infosystems Announces New Date and Theme for Orlando 2021 User Conference

EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, announced their annual user conference has been moved to November 10-12, 2021 and will remain at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida.

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New York PSC Revokes ESCO's Eligibility, Orders That Customers Be Returned To Default Service

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RetailEnergyX: Oklahoma Utility Regulator Opens Inquiry Of Retail Electric Choice

 

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier Over Alleged Slamming, "Questionable" Marketing Practices

Citing allegations of slamming and "questionable" marketing practices, the New York PSC ordered ...

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Green Mountain Energy Launches New Offers Including Free EV Charger Promotion, EV-Focused TOU Solar Plan

Green Mountain Energy for Texas residential customers announced a new Riding on Sunshine initiative to support electric vehicle (EV) adoption by offering customers in Texas two new electricity plans, as well as an EV-shopping tool, and a free EV charger to promote home charging through the use of solar energy.

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ALJ Issues Recommended Decision On Retail Suppliers' Proposal To Relieve EGSs Of NITS Charges At PECO, Make Collection Nonbypasable

ALJ Would Adopt Partial Settlement Addressing Other Default Service Issues, Standard Offer Customer Referral Program, POR Discount

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision in PECO's default service proceeding that would establish parameters for default service for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 (DSP V)

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October 19, 2020

Administrative Law Judge Would Allow Resumption Of In-Person Retail Energy Marketing, Door-to-Door Sales

In a proposed order, an Administrative Law Judge would grant a motion from ...

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New York DPS Resumes Consideration Of Retail Energy Market Issues, Barriers At LIPA

The New York Department of Public Service has issued a new request for comments in its proceeding examining the potential benefits of retail competition for Long Island electric customers.

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OhmConnect Receives Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate
--- OhmConnect Provides Mass Market Demand Response Via Rewards, Gamification

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted OhmConnect Texas LLC an ...

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Best Practice Energy Hires Energy Market Veteran

Rhode Island-based energy consultant Best Practice Energy announced two new additions to its team, on the energy advisor and business development side of operations.

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Texas REP Pulse Power Partners With Law Enforcement To Combat Cyber-Crime

The following is a news release from Pulse Power.

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ConEd Posts Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has posted its 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period

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EDF Renewables North America, Solar Developer Transact On A 4.5 Gigawatt (GWac) Solar Development Portfolio In PJM, Will Assist EDF In Meeting Retail Customer Demand

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced the close of an agreement of up to 4.5 gigawatt (GWac) pipeline of solar development assets throughout PJM.

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RetailEnergyX: Eight California Municipal Aggregations Seek Up To 500 MWs Of Long Duration Storage

 

October 16, 2020

Another Retail Choice Utility Seeks Authority To Offer Renewable Electric Option To Non-shopping Customers

Patronage Of Renewable Option Would Reduce Renewable Costs Recovered In Bypassable Rates

An EDC filed at a PUC for approval of a new optional tariff that would allow customers to purchase blocks of RECs.

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Settlement Reached Between FirstEnergy Advisors, RESA That Supports Grant Of Pennsylvania Broker License To FirstEnergy Advisors

Suvon LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and the Retail Energy Supply Association have reached a settlement concerning the electric broker/market application of FirstEnergy Advisors before the Pennsylvania PUC.

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PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Another Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

Staff Again Asserts: "Fair Dealing Dictates That Residential Customers Receive Equally Fair Treatment," As Non-Residential Customers

In newly filed testimony in a Maryland PSC complaint proceeding filed by PSC Staff ("Staff") against ...

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Met-Ed, West Penn Power Residential Prices To Compare Increasing 6-7%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTC-Default rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2020

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Commentary: FERC Doesn't Understand How Default Service Auctions Work (MOPR/Default Service Order)

FERC Baffled As To Why States Allow Suppliers To Meet POLR Obligations Without Specifying What Resources Will Be Used (Yes, Really)

Contrary To Spin, FERC Hasn't Found Any Current SOS Auctions To Be Exempt From MOPR; Glick Suggests Any Full Requirements SOS Auction With RPS Obligation May Trigger MOPR

FERC Does Not Allow Start Of PJM Capacity Market Pre-Auction Process, Auction Dates Still TBD

FERC has published its written order on rehearing and compliance with respect to revisions in PJM's minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in the capacity market, and FERC's discussion of the application of the MOPR to state default service auctions (or resources which may receive compensation under such auctions -- directly or indirectly) illustrates that FERC, at best, lacks a basic understanding of how default service auctions work, or else is intentionally mischaracterizing the auctions

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October 15, 2020

Recommended Decision Would Require That Standard Offer (SOP) Customer Referral Customers Be Dropped To Default Service At End Of SOP Term With Retail Supplier, At PPL

ALJ Would Terminate SOP Shopping Program For CAP Customers, Not Allow CAP Customers To Take Service From A Retail Supplier

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision in PPL Electric's default service proceeding for the period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2025

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Glick: New FERC PJM MOPR Order Footnote Suggests That Default Service Auctions Are Subject To MOPR If They Take Into Account State RPS Targets

While Clock May Start On Date For Resumption Of PJM Capacity Auction, Some Pre-auction Activities Still Can't Proceed

FERC adopted an order on rehearing and compliance regarding a PJM plan to implement a revised minimum offer price rule (MOPR) in the capacity market

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PECO Small Commercial Generation Rate Increasing 4%

Winning Wholesale Prices Under Multi-Year Contracts Also Posted

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

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ConEd Reports Gas Cost Reconciliation Surcharge Of 3.7¢/Therm For 2021

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has filed with the New York PSC its annual reconciliation of actual gas costs as compared to gas cost revenues

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New York PSC Orders Creation of New York City-Specific (Zone J) RPS Tier, Obligation Assigned To ESCOs, LSEs

ESCOs/LSEs Also Now Assigned Obligation Under Modified Tier 2

New Adder On LSE Purchases From NYSERDA Adopted As NYSERDA Funding Mechanisms; May Tilt Market For LSEs With Ability To Self-Supply

The New York PSC adopted various changes to its clean energy standard (CES), including creation of a new Tier 4, specific to New York City (Zone J), with which ESCOs and other LSEs must comply

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Mpower Energy Expands To New State

Retail supplier Mpower Energy announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: Updated: $14 Million Class Action Settlement Involving Retail Supplier Approved

 

SWEPCO Files Texas Rate Case, Includes New Optional REC Purchase Rider, EV Rider, Residential TOU Pilot

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has filed a new rate case with the Texas PUC

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New York Utilities Post Updated 12-Month Trailing Average Supply Rates

Various New York utilities have posted their 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e. 12 months ended September 30, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the company’s electric and/or gas tariffs.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Energy Harbor Subpoenaed In Federal Probe Of Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Law

 

New England Governors Call For "Reform" Of ISO New England Market Design

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Maine Governor Janet Mills, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott are calling for reform of the regional electricity market design, transmission planning process, and the governance of the ISO-New England, the independent system operator for the New England power system.

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October 14, 2020

Texas Retail Market Vet Forms New Broker Named EnerGenie

EnerGenie LLC, a start-up, registered as a Texas electric broker

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PUC Staff Recommend That Retail Supplier Pay Forfeiture Of $775,000, Suspend Marketing

Staff Alleges Supplier's Flat Daily Rate Plan Is Not Permitted Under PUC Rules

Staff of a PUC issued a report concerning an investigation of ...

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Settlement In Duquesne Light Default Service Proceeding Addresses Presentation Of Retail Supplier Charges On Consolidated Bills

Consumer Advocate Says Residential Customers Of Retail Suppliers Paid $100 Million More Than Default Service Over 41 Month Period

A further partial settlement has been reached concerning several issues -- including the presentation of retail supplier charges on utility consolidated bills -- in the Pennsylvania PUC proceeding addressing the default service plan of Duquesne Light Company for the four-year period commencing on June 1,2021, and ending on May 31, 2025.

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RetailEnergyX: Settlement In Lawsuit Against Retail Supplier Nears Approval; PUC Case Continues

 

Texas PUC Issues Final Designation Of Retail Electric Providers As Non-Volunteer POLRs For 2021-22

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a final list of REPs that have been designated to serve as non-volunteer Providers of Last Resort (aka Large Service Providers or LSPs) for the 2021-2022 term, and issued a list of volunteer POLRs (aka Voluntary Retail Electric Providers or VREPs)

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National Grid Launches National Grid Renewables

National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

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RetailEnergyX: Home Depot To Procure Electricity From Texas Solar Project

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Board Approves DAM and RTM Price Corrections

 

October 13, 2020

Parent Of Broker Names New Business Development Director

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Updated: Competitive Power Ventures Enters Agreement To Be Sold To International Electricity Supplier

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) announced today that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with ...

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Retail Suppliers Say Proposed Requirement That Would Pay Bundled Products Last Under Supplier Consolidated Billing Would "Punish" Suppliers, Jeopardize Success Of SCB

Retail suppliers opposed several measures relating to the treatment of bundled products in draft Maryland rules for supplier consolidated billing (SCB), warning that such rules would jeopardize the success of the SCB program

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October 12, 2020

Retail Supplier Announces Purchase of Partner's Interest in Joint Venture

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Report: Competitive Retail Electric Rates In ERCOT Have Fallen 31% Since Start Of Electric Choice, On Inflation-Adjusted Basis

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Constellation Signs 108 MW Solar Agreement to Supply Aggregation of Three Commercial Customers

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RetailEnergyX: Here's Where Arizona Corporation Commission Candidates Stand On Retail Electric Choice

 

New York PSC Secretary Denies "Extension Request" Sought By ESCO In Retail Market Reset Proceeding

The Secretary of the New York PSC has denied what was termed an "extension request" filed by ...

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Updated: PUC Grants Extension For EDCs To File Plans For Simultaneous Dual Auctions For Default Service

An attorney examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted, with modifications, an extension for the electric distribution utilities (EDUs) to file the dual SSO auction plans as discussed in our earlier story

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October 9, 2020

Calpine Implores PUC To Block Alleged "Predatory" Attempt By Other Retail Suppliers (EGSs) To Receive "Bailout"

EGSs Say Their Proposal Is Meant To Address Current, "Illegal And Discriminatory Treatment"

In a recently filed brief at the Pennsylvania PUC ...

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Sunrise Power & Gas Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Sunrise Power & Gas has received ...

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PUC Sets New Amounts For Purchase Of Receivables Discount Rates, Merchant Function Charges

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted an order in a UGI Utilities - - Gas Division rate case that establishes new amounts for the purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates and Merchant Function Charges (MFC)

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Ohio Utilities Seek Extension In Deadline For Filing Plans For Simultaneous Dual Auctions For Default Service (Full Requirements Auction Versus Separate Energy Plus Capacity Hedge Procurement)

EDCs Note That FERC May Set Schedule For PJM Capacity Auction At Meeting Next Week

AEP Ohio, Duke Energy Ohio, the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, and Dayton Power & Light (the EDCs) asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a 30-day extension of the Commission’s deadline which requires the EDCs to file plans to conduct simultaneous "dual auctions" for Standard Service Offer supplies, as the EDCs cited pending rehearing requests and a potential FERC order next week setting dates for the currently suspended PJM Base Residual Auctions for capacity.

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New Hampshire Residential Default Service Rate To Increase Over 30%; Small Commercial Rate Increasing Nearly 50%

Winning Default Service Suppliers Disclosed

The New Hampshire PUC approved ...

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October 8, 2020

PSC Orders Retail Supplier To Drop Customers To Default Service, After Finding Violations Of Rules

Also Orders Customer Refunds

A Public Service Commission said in a news release that it, "has taken action against a retail energy supplier ..."

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SWEPCO Opposes Declaratory Order For Retail Choice Pilot, Says Pilot Only Available Under Transition To Competition Process, And Legislature Has Found Area Not Ready For Competition

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has filed a response at the Texas PUC to East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company's (ETSWD) petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at SWEPCO, with SWEPCO stating that a pilot may only be conducted as part of a larger transition to competition process, and that the PUC and legislature have found that its applicable power region is not ready for retail competition.

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North Texas Municipal Water District Selects Retail Electric Provider, Supporting Solar Project

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has chosen ...

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Pennsylvania PUC Approves Use Of Non-Zero Proxy Capacity Price In Upcoming Default Service Auctions At FirstEnergy EDCs

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a petition from Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, and West Penn Power Company (collectively the FirstEnergy EDCs, FirstEnergy, or the Companies) for approval to modify the FirstEnergy Supplier Master Agreement (SMA) to include a capacity proxy price (CPP) for the FirstEnergy EDCs' upcoming default service auctions.

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Updated: PUC Says Customized Flat Bill Offer Presupposes Reliance On Hourly Interval Data That Is Not Yet Available To Retail Suppliers

(Earlier): PUC Denies Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product, Without Prejudice

A PUC has issued a written order denying, without prejudice, a petition from ...

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NRG Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Direct Energy Acquisition

NRG Energy Inc. announced that, on October 7, 2020, the Company received notice from ...

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October 7, 2020

Following Acquisition Of Energy Insights Provider, Constellation Offering Businesses New Solution To Manage/Analyze Utility Costs

Constellation announced that it is ...

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Retail Supplier Launches Monthly Subscription Service (Flat Bill) With 100% Renewable Power

A retail supplier announced the launch of its PowerLock product, described as, "our monthly subscription service for residential energy consumers in Pennsylvania"

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Former NRG Senior Director For M&A Among Founders Of New Renewable Generation Developer, Receives Backing From EnCap Investments

Triple Oak Power LLC ("TOP") announced today its formation, as well as underlying capital commitment from ...

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Newly Launched Affiliate Of Wholesale Power Marketer, Retail Natural Gas Supplier, Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Texas PUC granted ...

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PUC Denies Rule Waiver Sought By Retail Supplier As Part Of Marketing Flat Bill Product, Without Prejudice

A PUC today denied, without prejudice, a petition from ...

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BP Energy Partners Announces Equity Commitment To Provider Of Energy-as-a-Service, Behind-The-Meter Generation For C&I Customers

BP Energy Partners, LLC ("BPEP") has made an equity commitment to ...

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PUC Discloses Price From Default Service Auction

A PUC approved the results of an October auction for

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October 6, 2020

ERCOT TDSPs To Host Workshop To Discuss Residential Solar "Customer Experience" In Texas Retail Market (Why Are Solar Customers Calling?)

The ERCOT TDSPs announced that they, "will host an interactive Webex workshop to discuss information related to the current state of the residential solar customer experience in ERCOT’s competitive retail market."

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Texas Alliance Of Energy Producers Supports Motion To Launch Pilot Retail Electric Choice Program At SWEPCO

Notes Current "Exceedingly High Electricity Costs"

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has filed a letter at the Texas PUC in support of East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company's (ETSWD) petition for declaratory order and request for the opening of a pilot retail electric choice implementation project at Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)

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Direct Energy Launches New Texas Residential Plan With Two Months Free

Direct Energy has launched in Texas a new residential electric plan called Two Months of Free Energy 24

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RetailEnergyX: Long Island Lawmakers Decry "Poison Pill" Charge In LIPA Tariff For Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

Settlement Reached Which Would Allow PPL Electric To Actively Manage The Grid Support Functions Of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Owned By Customers, Including Volt/VAR And Remote On/Off

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation ('PPL Electric', 'PPL', or the 'Company'), the Office of Consumer Advocate ('OCA'), the Natural Resources Defense Council ('NRDC'), and the Sustainable Energy Fund ('SEF') has entered into a settlement that would, under a pilot basis, allow PPL to actively manage the grid support functions of inverters placed on DERs owned by third parties, using the DER management devices owned by PPL

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October 5, 2020

Attorney Examiner Suspends Automatic Approval Of Utility's Filing To List Amount Of Shadow-Billed Default Service Cost On Shopping Customers' Bill (Prominently On First Page), Says Further Investigation Needed

An attorney examiner at ...

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NRG Energy Announces Appointment of New Independent Director, Advancing Transformation of, "Moving Closer To The Customer"

NRG Energy today announced the appointment of a new Independent Director ...

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Siemens & Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Launch Energy-as-a-Service, Distributed Energy Venture

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure (SI) and Financial Services (SFS) groups today announced the formation of ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks To Expand To New York

A retail supplier has filed for initial eligibility to serve as an ESCO in New York, to serve ...

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New Municipal Aggregation Formed By New York Towns, Supplier Selected

Six New York municipalities announced that they are launching a new opt-out municipal aggregation, with ...

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October 2, 2020

PSC Staff Seek Revocation Of Retail Supplier's License, $500,000 Fine

Staff: "Fair Dealing Dictates That Residential Customers Receive Equally Fair Treatment," As Non-Residential Customers Receive Under COMAR Provision

Staff of a PSC have recommended that the Commission revoke the electric supplier license of ...

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Texas PUC Staff Seeks Extension To Evaluate REP Applicant Blue Star's Relationship With AEP Affiliates, Requests Additional Info From Blue Star

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas requested an extension of the deadline for Staff to file a recommendation on final disposition of the Option 1 retail electric provider certificate application of Blue Star Energy, LLC, which is an affiliate of AEP Texas

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State's House, Senate Pass Bill Authorizing Regulator To Order Retail Suppliers To Pay Restitution To Customers

Bill Also Requires Study Of Wholesale Market, RTO Membership; Conflict With State Environmental Goals

The Connecticut House and Senate have passed H.B. No. 7006 which empowers the Connecticut PURA to order retail electric suppliers to pay restitution to customers or to pay a combination of a fine and restitution

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Duquesne Light Files New Default Supply Rates, Medium C&I Rate Increasing 25%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC the default service supply rates for the period beginning December 1, 2020

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Resources ...

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New Jersey Proposes To Allow Opt-out Enrollments For Certain Community Solar Projects

Also Directs Development Of Options For Consolidated Billing For Community Solar

The New Jersey BPU has issued a proposed rule by which municipal-owned, 100% low- and moderate-income (LMI) community solar projects may submit an application for a project that automatically enrolls customers and then allows them to "opt-out" from participating in the project (Docket No. QX20090594)

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October 1, 2020

Retail Supplier Disposes Of HVAC, Mechanical Business; Licenses Brand Name

Also Sells Ownership Stake In Coal Plant

A retail supplier disposed of substantially all of the assets of its HVAC business

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Non-Unanimous Settlement Would Adopt Changes To Standard Offer Customer Referral Program At Pennsylvania Utility, Increase Cost To Retail Suppliers

A non-unanimous, partial stipulation concerning an EDC's electricity default service plan for the period June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2025 addresses issues related to the Standard Offer customer referral program (SOP) and shopping for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers

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Regulator Directs Utilities To Notify Large Customers In Advance Of Default Service Rate Increases

A regulator has directed EDCs to, in the future, proactively contact large customers to communicate proposed supply rate changes in advance of future potential rate increases

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Gas Utility With Choice Program Notes Potential For Creation Of "New Services" For Customers Seeking Sustainable Energy, In Seeking Pilot Interconnection Program For Renewable Natural Gas

An LDC with a retail choice program has filed for approval of a Renewable Gas Interconnection (RGI) Pilot

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Breakerbox, An Exelon Company, Receives Broker Licenses In New State

A PSC granted Breakerbox, LLC electric and natural gas aggregator/broker licenses

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Rodan Energy Solutions Names Industry Vet As Director, North American Marketing

Rodan Energy Solutions announced the appointment of ...

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Direct Energy Launching Electric Broker, Concierge Shopping Service

FirstEnergy Advisors (Utility Affiliate) Seeks Broker License In Pennsylvania

Wholesale Power Marketer, Retail Natural Gas Supplier, Seeks Texas REP Certificate

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