A proposal for decision (PFD) from a Texas ALJ would deny a complaint filed by Aspire Commodities, LLC (Aspire) against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), in which Aspire has sought an order directing ERCOT to re-price the published settlement prices for interval 14:50 on May 30, 2019
The Maryland PSC at its administrative meeting yesterday considered the application of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. to implement a proposed new rider, Rider SOS-G, which is, "intended to provide SMECO members who take SOS service the option to have SMECO make the power supply for their load one hundred percent 'green.'"
The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a protest nunc pro tunc at the Pennsylvania PUC opposing the application of Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors for an electric broker/marketer license, as RESA alleged, "FirstEnergy Advisors lacks the technical fitness to maintain the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s ('Commission') consumer protection and competitive market safeguards and lacks the financial fitness to function without unjust subsidization from its EDC parent FirstEnergy Corporation ('FirstEnergy Corp.') as proposed in the application which should be denied."
Exelon reported that the estimated impact of COVID-19 to Exelon utilities’ and Generation’s GAAP Net income as a result of COVID-19 is approximately $100 million and $50 million, respectively, for the second quarter of 2020 and primarily reflects the impact of reduction in load, incremental credit loss expense and direct costs related to COVID-19. Direct costs related to COVID-19 are excluded from Adjusted (non-GAAP) Operating Earnings.
In reporting earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2020, UGI Corporation said that its Midstream & Marketing segment, which includes retail supplier UGI Energy Services, saw lower retail commodity margin, largely related to lower volumes attributable to COVID-19
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (the "Company") petitioned the New York PSC for approval to provide residential and small commercial full-service customers with a renewable, carbon-free electricity option (the 'Green Power Program').
McLean Packaging, a turnkey provider of rigid set boxes, folding cartons, corrugated displays, and thermoformed packaging solutions with emphasis on the beauty and personal care sectors, has contracted with ...
The Illinois Commerce Commission's Office of Retail Market Development has published its annual retail market report, which includes a comparison of costs paid by customers served by an alternative retail electric supplier (ARES), including through municipal aggregation), versus the costs that would have been paid under default service
The Connecticut PURA issued a proposed interim decision in its review of the electricity purchase of receivables mechanism, under which PURA would maintain the current mechanism only because alternatives have not been found to be cost effective, as PURA warned that future changes would be warranted if found to be cost effective, "because the current method inures inequitably to the benefit of licensed third-party electric suppliers."
Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company'), announced that it is utilizing the extension period provided under Ontario Instrument 51-505 - Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements with Deadlines during the Period from June 2 to August 31, 2020 ('Instrument 51- 505') ...
Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. d/b/a IGS Energy petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for reconsideration and/or rehearing of the PUC's July 16, 2020 Order that had denied IGS's motion for a partial rescission of the PUC's prohibition on in-person marketing, in order to allow IGS to conduct certain specific activities
Centrica plc ("Centrica" or the "Company" or the "Group") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its North American energy supply, services, and trading business, Direct Energy, to NRG Energy, Inc. ("NRG Energy") for ...
In a management proxy circular, Just Energy disclosed that, on June 23, 2020, a party that had previously entered into an exclusivity agreement with Just Energy concerning a potential transaction submitted
another non-binding proposal to acquire certain of Just Energy’s assets.
The Massachusetts electric and natural gas utilities have reported "incremental" supply costs paid by low-income customers on competitive supply versus basic service, as well as the impact on the Residential Assistance Adjustment Factors (RAAF)
A group including the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and other groups advocating for low-income customers, petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for rehearing of its recent order allowing the resumption of door-to-door marketing by retail energy suppliers
Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy or the Company) today announced it has obtained the interim order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in connection with the plan of arrangement (the 'Plan of Arrangement') announced on July 8, 2020.
The Pennsylvania PUC denied separate petitions from StateWise Energy Pennsylvania LLC & SFE Energy Pennsylvania, Inc., and also Interstate Gas Supply, Inc., that had sought varying authorization to resume door-to-door marketing, public event marketing, and/or by-appointment in-person marketing under various conditions
Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced, "a slate of seven director candidates, of which five are new directors, who will be appointed to the board of directors (the 'Board') upon completion of the previously announced recapitalization transaction."
FERC denied a complaint filed by a retail supplier against Eversource Energy Company (Eversource) and ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) in which the supplier alleged that ISO-NE inappropriately refused to correct a billing error that arose from Eversource’s reporting to ISO-NE load mistakenly attributed to the supplier in November and December 2018.
FERC has dismissed a petition from the New England Ratepayers Association, which had filed a Petition for Declaratory Order at FERC requesting that the Commission: (1) declare that there is exclusive federal jurisdiction over wholesale energy sales from generation sources located on the customer side of the retail meter
In comments to the New York PSC in a COVID proceeding, the NRG retail companies ("NRG") said that the PSC should deny, for the utilities, deferred accounting for all but an extremely limited number of costs that were incurred in
relation to the utilities’ strict compliance with governmental mandates related to COVID-19, as NRG further said that, should the utilities' financial health be a concern, such deferred costs should be incorporated into the price-to-compare, "so that consumers at least will have an
opportunity to bypass these charges by shopping for ESCO products and services."
A PUC directed two retail suppliers to cease (1) all residential marketing and new enrollments of residential gas and
electric customers, and (2) all door-to-door marketing to small commercial and mercantile
gas and electric customers, until further ordered by the Commission.
Comments filed on behalf of Aggressive Energy LLC (AE) at the New York PSC, in a proceeding on COVID-19, proposed that the PSC allocate a portion of previously collected, and uncommitted, funds from various public policy riders to provided financial relief to ESCOs which are experiencing an "unsustainable" state of affairs due to the reduction in load, and revenue, while still being charged NYISO fixed charges such as capacity.
Direct Energy Services, LLC and several affiliates submitted comments to the New York PSC, in a proceeding concerning COVID-19, stating that Direct Energy is, "fundamentally concerned about the accuracy of ... [utility] estimated reads as well as the potential pricing, billing and general service quality impacts," on commercial and industrial customers resulting from customers' business operation changes due to the pandemic
Direct Energy Business, LLC and affiliates filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a Petition for Clarification or
Modification of the Commission’s June 4, 2020 Order, which lifted certain restrictions on in-person marketing by retail energy suppliers, to allow Direct Energy to, "conduct in-person sales and marketing activities with commercial, industrial and governmental
customers that have reopened their businesses under the Commonwealth’s phased reopening
directives, while observing all required safety and social distancing procedures."
Just Energy Group Inc. announced that in connection with the previously proposed recapitalization plan announced on July 8, 2020, it will be seeking, as part of the interim order, a revision of the previously announced July 8, 2020 record date for voting of securityholders, to July 23, 2020.
The Retail Energy Supply Association requested from the New York PSC an extension of time to comply with Ordering Clauses 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 of the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order (Reset II Order).
The East Ohio Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio has filed tariff pages to implement the new Monthly Retail Rate (MRR) Commodity Service program, as adopted in a previously reported stipulation, which is the new monthly default pricing program under which non-shopping, non-residential consumers whose annual consumption is greater than 200 Mcf are assigned to a retail supplier
UtiliSave, L.L.C., a utility auditing consultant, and the Public Utility Law Project of New York filed separate comments at the New York PSC concerning customer relief measures related to COVID-19, and both implicated ESCO service in their responses
A Public Service Commission will hold a public conference over the course of two days to gauge the impact that COVID-19 has had on, among other things, "consumer protections," in the electric and other utility industries.
Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today announced, "the conclusion of its strategic review and a comprehensive plan to strengthen and de-risk the business, positioning the Company for sustainable growth as an independent industry leader."
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy wrote a letter to Commissioner Justin Olson in which Kennedy criticized Olson's introduction of retail choice as a potential solution to the various rate plan and education issues facing customers at Arizona Public Service
The Virginia SCC has approved a 100% renewable energy tariff option at Dominion Virginia Energy which triggers an end to a statutory exemption that allowed customers of any size to purchase electric supply from a competitive retail supplier for a 100% renewable plan
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. today announced a newly-formed partnership with a subsidiary of ENGIE S.A. that will own a 2.3 gigawatt (GW) portfolio of wind and utility-scale solar assets.
The Pennsylvania PUC issued a news release stating, "With potential increases in energy sales and marketing as the cooling season kicks into high gear, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) continues urging consumers to remain vigilant about questionable energy marketing activities and possible scams, particularly with unsolicited telemarketing calls requesting quick action and promising far-reaching benefits as compared to previous energy bills."
PECO Energy Company petitioned the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for expedited
approval of several temporary universal service measures, "designed to address the current
economic hardships faced by low-income customers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and
provide additional opportunities for electric usage reduction."
The New York Department of State’s Utility Intervention Unit (UIU) and the Office of the New York State Attorney General (NYAG) filed comments with the New York PSC opposing various petitions for declaratory ruling and/or waivers filed by ESCOs, who are seeking authorization to offer various green natural gas products (GGP), as the UIU and AG said that granting the sought relief would be contrary to the "robust" process, envisioned by the PSC's reset order, to evaluate energy-related 'value-added' products (ERVAs) within the Track II process of the proceeding
The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) released the findings of a national scientific poll which indicates three out of four voters want options and choice when selecting their energy suppliers or providers.
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC and various parties including Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor, Alliance of Oncor Cities, and Alliance for Retail Markets have filed a stipulation that would set new amounts for Oncor's Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), which is a rider applicable to retail electric providers
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), New York State Department of Public Service Staff, Multiple Intervenors, and certain ratepayer and green groups have filed a joint proposal in the Companies' electric and natural gas rates cases before the New York PSC, which would increase the Bill Issuance and Payment Processing Charge applicable to ESCOs
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), New York State Department of Public Service Staff, Multiple Intervenors, and certain ratepayer and green groups have filed a joint proposal in the Companies' electric and natural gas rates cases before the New York PSC, which would authorize the territory-wide deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) (collectively, the Companies), New York State Department of Public Service Staff, Multiple Intervenors, and certain ratepayer and green groups have filed a joint proposal in the Companies' electric and natural gas rates cases before the New York PSC, which would require the Companies to fund a study on how the natural gas business may change due to the state's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
In a memo to fellow Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson offered to help design a pilot program for retail electric choice, after Kennedy said in a meeting last week that, if the ACC were to move forward with retail competition, the ACC should first institute a pilot choice program.
Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. d/b/a IGS Energy petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a partial recission of the Commission’s March 16, 2020 Emergency Order ('Order'), which suspended door-to-door and other in-person marketing, with IGS specifically asking the PUC to rescind that portion of the order that would restrict IGS from engaging in door-to-door, public event, and in-person sales and marketing activities in those counties that have gone to the 'Green Phase' under the Governor’s phased 'Process to Reopen Pennsylvania'
Southern Company today combined the leadership of three of its businesses -- Southern Power, PowerSecure and Southern Holdings -- under one CEO, "to optimize the needs of large commercial, industrial and municipal customers across the country."
Lancium and a Texas retail electric provider today announced what was termed the first successful load-only Controllable Load Resource (CLR) designation by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Reliant is introducing a new cash payment method by providing personalized barcodes to residential customers across Texas, allowing payment of their electricity bill at a participating store's cash register (point of sale)
The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) filed a White Paper proposing mechanisms to meet the state's goal of meeting 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and achieving a carbon free power sector by 2040
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. filed with the Maryland PSC a
proposed new rider, Rider SOS-G, which is, "intended to provide SMECO members who take
SOS service the option to have SMECO make the power supply for their load one hundred
Energy companies sought a declaratory ruling from the New York PSC recognizing Vistra
Energy’s renewable and/or green natural gas products, hereinafter referred to as 'Green Gas
Products,' as permissible energy-related value-added products under the PSC's recent retail energy reset order
A PUC voted at its meeting today to adopt an order ending the prohibition on door-to-door mamketing by retail electric and natural gas suppliers, brokers, and similar entities, subject to conditions set forth in the order
As part of its new proceeding (story here) examining the impact of the competitive retail electric and gas markets on low-income customers and ratepayer subsidies, the Massachusetts DPU has issued information requests to the electric and natural gas distribution companies directing the utilities the calculate the "incremental" cost impacts to low-income customers and ratepayer assistance programs resulting from customer shopping
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied the applications for
rehearing filed by Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the Retail Energy Supply
Association, and Ohio Consumers’ Counsel concerning PUCO's prior order which granted an electric broker and aggregator license to Suvon, LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home
EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, has announced the successful implementation of Sunrise Energy Holdings, LLC for billing and EDI services.
As part of a rate case, and per prior direction, AEP Ohio has filed what it described as a quantitative and qualitative analysis of its costs related to the provision of SSO service (default service) that are included in its distribution cost of service, and the costs
related to shopping service that are included in the distribution cost of service.
As part of its current rate case, AEP Ohio has proposed a new suite of demand-side management programs (DSM Plan) which, as stated in testimony from the company, "represents a return to a
more traditional utility role of engaging customers to help manage the peak usage of
energy along with ways to reduce energy through more efficient technology."
Citing, in part, Consolidated Edison's recent action to defer certain electricity default service capacity supply costs for future recovery, the National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) petitioned the New York PSC for a further extension and reconsideration of the Commission’s December 12, 2019 retail energy market reset order
In its investigation of potential changes to purchase of receivables (POR) for retail electric suppliers, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has sought comment on whether market conditions have changed such that relieving suppliers from the burden of arrearages is no longer needed to support the previously "nascent" market
In a memo in advance of a June 18 meeting, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson said that, "I believe retail electric competition is an appropriate solution to the challenges ratepayers are facing
with APS [Arizona Public Service]," referencing issues related to educating APS customers about a menu of new tariff options (with various levels of flat monthly charges, demand charges etc.) that were previously implemented.
Two retail suppliers submitted to the Pennsylvania PUC a
Petition for Partial Rescission, or in the alternative, Petition for Partial Waiver, of the
Commission’s March 16, 2020 Emergency Order which prohibited door-to-door marketing by retail energy suppliers
In comments on a petition from UtiliSave, L.L.C. ('UtiliSave'), which is seeking a New York PSC declaratory ruling that ESCOs may not pass-through ZEC costs to customers on fixed rate contracts unless certain conditions were met, the NRG retail suppliers alleged that, "UtiliSave has misrepresented the Commission’s directives with respect to the ZEC[.]"
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a decision from the Pennsylvania PUC which had, in a final order in a PECO rate case, denied a proposal from NRG Energy to re-allocate approximately $100 million in costs at PECO which NRG had argued are attributable to electricity default service and thus should be allocated to generation rates rather than nonbypassable distribution rates, as is done currently
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a framework that designates a central buyer to procure local, multi-year resource adequacy in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) distribution service areas.
The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission), in response to the impact of the COVID pandemic on New York’s utilities and ratepayers, established a new proceeding to identify and address the effects of the pandemic on utility and other Commission-regulated services and programs in New York State.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) formally announced that it is launching a pilot program, in the Dominion Energy Virginia service area, under which those commercial customers, who previously sought to aggregate their non-contiguous load, may shop for competitive electricity supply
Both the Pennsylvania Senate and House have passed concurrent resolution No. HR 836 which terminates the disaster
emergency declared on March 6, 2020, as later amended and renewed, by Governor Wolf in response to COVID-19
In May 29 comments to the New York PSC, Direct Energy Services, LLC and Gateway Energy Services Corporation urged the Commission to act expeditiously on
Direct Energy’s publicly disclosed green gas proposals, "while leaving to another day the complex
issue of how to obtain meaningful public comments on the confidential proposals of," several other ESCOs
FERC has issued an agenda for a July 8-9 technical conference concerning impacts that the emergency conditions caused by COVID-19 are having on various segments of the United States’ energy industry, with specifics concerning FERC's focus on access to capital now available
ERCOT stated in a market notice that it has identified a software error in its Credit Monitoring and Management (CMM) system that impacted the Total Potential Exposure (TPE) calculation for market participants, with the error occurring with the implementation of Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 347, Single Daily Settlement Invoice and Updates to Credit Calculations, including addition of a Minimum Collateral Exposure Component, on November 9, 2012.
The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order modifying a prior prohibition on in-person marketing to allow retail electric and natural gas suppliers, and similar entities, to resume in-person marketing at retail businesses open as a result of the Governor’s directives regarding the yellow and green
phases, subject to certain conditions
An Attorney General petitioned a state retail energy regulator to initiate an investigation to assess the future of local gas distribution company ('LDC') operations and planning in light of a legally binding statewide limit of net-zero greenhouse gas
A public version of a proposed new contactless enrollment process for in-person sales conducted at retail establishments (in-store sales), proposed by the NRG Energy retail suppliers in Ohio, has been filed, per prior direction of an attorney examiner
A new entrant into the Texas retail electric market announced that it is freezing its energy rate under its variable rate plan (its only residential offering) for the summer, offering a variable rate with a "price lock."
AEP Texas, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Alliance for Retail Markets (ARM), Cities Served by AEP Texas (Cities), and Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) have filed a stipulation under which new amounts for AEP Texas' distribution cost recovery factor (Rider DCRF) would be set
PUC Staff have filed comments concerning a petition from several retail energy suppliers and brokers, who have asked that the PUC modify its prior order suspending in-person sales, and who have sought authorization for door-to-door marketing with social distancing, along with other in-person marketing mechanisms
A regulator has issued a proposal that would impose a new, separate bond requirement on retail electric suppliers, to address RPS obligations, in lieu of proposals for more frequent RPS compliance showings
A PUC, on procedural ground, dismissed a petition for rehearing, filed by the Retail Energy Supply Association, of the PUC's prior order which applied, to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, an earlier order which prohibits providers of electric and gas service from disconnecting or, as relevant here, discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the Governor's state of emergency declared based on the novel coronavirus.
Several ESCOs applied at the New York PSC for a waiver and/or declaratory ruling to permit the companies to offer certain green gas products as Energy-Related Value Added products to mass-market natural gas customers
A consultant submitted a petition for a declaratory ruling to the New York PSC seeking affirmation the ESCOs may not pass-through ZEC costs to customers on fixed rate contracts unless, among other things, the customer disclosure statement indicated the potential of an exercise of a change-in-law clause that would result in a revised rate
The NRG Retail Companies requested that the New York Public Service Commission ('Commission') waive the provisions of the December 2019 retail market reset order in order for Green Mountain, and other NRG suppliers, to offer Green Mountain's existing natural gas carbon offset plan, as well as the green gas programs proposed by Direct Energy
Several additional ESCOs have petitioned the New York PSC for waivers, or in the alternative declaratory orders, allowing such ESCOs to offer green gas natural gas products notwithstanding the product prohibitions contained in the PSC's December 2019 retail market reset order
Pursuant to Senate Bill 1976, Accent Energy Texas LP, d/b/a IGS Energy, submitted at the Texas PUC a formal request for
production and receipt of a list of its low income electric customers for the State fiscal year beginning on
September 1, 2020.
In a New Jersey BPU proceeding addressing resource adequacy and potential changes to the default Basic Generation Service (BGS), NRG Energy proposed, "a reform plan for BGS, where a transition to a fully
competitive retail market occurs, accompanied by higher customer-protection and clean-energy
standards than presently exist."
Commonwealth Edison has filed updated new electric supply rates, known as Purchased Electricity Charges (PECs), for the period beginning June 1, 2020, as well as new bypassable transmission charges (PJM Services Charges, PSC)
Various retail suppliers filed comments with the New Jersey BPU opposing, or otherwise expressing concerns with, a Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR), while PSEG and Exelon Generation Company, LLC proposed an "Integrated FRR Procurement" to address resource adequacy and clean energy goals in light of the PJM MOPR
Reports from The Brattle Group addressing quantitative and qualitative analyses of resource adequacy, structures prepared for the New York Department of Public Service and NYSERDA, include a novel Co‐optimized Capacity & Clean Energy Procurement mechanism for LSEs such as ESCOs to meet various capacity and clean energy requirements.
Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have recommended that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees adopt a LIPA tariff proposal to enable the development of opt-out municipal aggregation (community choice aggregation) on Long Island
Retail suppliers and brokers petitioned a PUC to modify its prior order suspending in-person sales, and sought authorization for door-to-door marketing with social distancing, along with other in-person marketing mechanisms
An attorney examiner with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has invited reply comments concerning proposed changes to Ohio default service procurements due to the lack of a PJM capacity price beyond May 31, 2022, including a proposal from Energy Harbor LLC (the former FirstEnergy Solutions) to adopt a capacity-only long-term hedge product for Standard Service Offer load
The New York PSC granted a waiver to several utilities to allow the utilities to enter into an arrangement with a third-party provider of weatherization and home energy efficiency services that would include use of the utilities' names and/or service marks by such third party, alongside the third party's own logo, in the marketing and offering of such services.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted in Project 50406 final rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market
U.S. House Democrats have included in their proposed new federal stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, a national prohibition on the disconnection or termination of electricity service for non-payment
Given the economic pressures on customers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel said that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio should incorporate in its choice education materials the "bitter reality" that a "dwindling" number of offers from competitive retail suppliers are priced lower than the Standard Choice Offer
The Public Utility Commission of Texas at today's meeting decided to not extend the previously adopted exception which applied to the rule that, absent the exception, normally allows REPs to charge late fees to residential customers
The Public Utility Commission of Texas denied a petition from Texas Legal Services Center and several other similar groups, which had sought, among other things, to apply a moratorium on utility shutoffs to residential utility services statewide during and for 30 days after the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.
ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June – September), a preliminary assessment for fall and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report.
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2020
ERCOT said in a market notice that it has identified a software error with the implementation of Other Binding Document Revision Request (OBDRR) 002, ORDC OBD Revisions for PUCT Project 47199, that impacted the level of the Real-Time On-Line Reserve Price Adder (RTORPA)
ERCOT is proposing changes to the qualifications and requirements, including financial and credit standards, for Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and/or Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) Account Holders (CRRAHs) -- i.e., ERCOT Counter-Parties (CPs) -- seeking to enter the ERCOT market as well as new obligations for CPs to continue eligibility in the market.
Centrica, the parent company of British Gas (as well as Direct Energy), and British motor manufacturer Lotus said that they are, "working together to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy."
FERC has denied rehearing requests from retail electric suppliers concerning FERC's August 2019 order that revised the allocation of must-offer generation commitment costs in the California ISO, and in doing so, allocated the costs to a broader group of LSEs (which includes retail suppliers), rather than a single LSE.
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed in project 50406 a draft proposal for adoption of rule amendments to 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) §25.471, relating to general provisions of customer protection rules in the retail electric market
Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a draft final order to repeal 16 TAC §25.227 to implement HB 2263, which, as previously reported, removed provisions in PURA that authorized the Commissioner of the General Land Office to make electricity sales directly to public retail customers.
Genie Energy Ltd. said in reporting earnings that, on a consolidated basis, the company generated the highest levels of quarterly revenue and gross profit in the company's history during the first quarter of 2020
Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new SOS electricity generation rates for residential and Type I customers for the period Oct. 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, as well as new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2020
The Connecticut PURA has issued a final decision on new electric supplier marketing standards, with the order requiring that suppliers record the entirety of all telesales and door-to-door sales. The final order does omit a prior proposal that the utility Standard Service rate must be disclosed during third party verification (TPV)
Just Energy Group Inc. (“Just Energy” or the “Company”) announced that, "due to delays in accounting closing procedures, audit procedures and other operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will release its audited annual financial statements and related management discussion and analysis for fiscal 2020 on..."
In reporting earnings today, Vistra Energy reported that it expects a negative $60 million impact to its Retail segment near-term from COVID-19, but affirmed 2020 guidance as the decline would be offset by gains in its Generation segment
Curt Morgan, Vistra Energy's president and chief executive officer, said during an earnings call today that the Texas retail electric market would have seen, "carnage", had the Texas PUC not adopted a previously reported Electricity Relief Program program that reimburses retail electric providers $0.04/kWh for energy charges, and does not charge TDU fees to REPs, for eligible customers for whom the REP cannot disconnect for nonpayment
In comments on the seamless move implementation plans of the four investor-owned electric distribution companies, Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio proposed that retail suppliers be responsible for 100% of the costs of seamless moves
During today's open meeting, Texas PUC Commissioners expressed concerns about the ability of retail electric providers to refuse to enroll customers who are sought to be placed with a REP through a concierge shopping service or similar situation in which the broker selects a REP for the customer based on an agency relationship provided to the broker by the customer
AEP Ohio has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a statement that AEP Ohio intends to file an
application for approval of an increase in AEP Ohio’s electric distribution rates, tariff
changes, and changes in accounting methods.
An Attorney Examiner at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued a schedule allowing intervenors to file supplemental comments on a report from a consultant retained by PUCO concerning a compliance audit of the FirstEnergy Operating Companies (including the FirstEnergy Ohio regulated utilities, or Ohio Companies) with the PUCO corporate separation rules
The Retail Energy Supply Association sought rehearing of a PUC order that applied, to competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, an earlier order which prohibits providers of electric and gas service from disconnecting or, as relevant here, discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the Governor's state of emergency declared based on the novel coronavirus.
In response to a Texas PUC directive to the TDUs, Oncor, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, and AEP Texas have reported certain information concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program ("Program")
A smart utility monitoring company announced today that it has received a Series A investment of $11.75 million led by Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture investing arm of Exelon Corporation, and Cycle Capital Management.
Rockland Capital LP ("Rockland"), an investment company that is focused on the acquisition, development, and optimization of companies and projects in the energy sector, today announced that one of its investment funds has formed Rockland Renewable Ventures, LLC ("RRV")
An operator of an electricity shopping website and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new project to automatically collect and make public a searchable database of all electricity rates in the U.S.
A retail supplier reported that it received loan funding from the Small Business Administration ('SBA') Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP'), established pursuant to the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the 'CARES Act').
Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC a "strawman" proposal to implement a directive to offer dynamic pricing, proposing a critical peak rebate program open to all residential distribution customers
In response to a show cause order from the New York PSC, which had cited an alleged modification to fixed price contracts in response to a utility tariff change concerning the peak hours used to calculate a customer's ICAP tag, an ESCO said that ...
During an earnings call, Jim Robo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. said that NextEra Energy Resources's battery storage investments in 2021 are now expected to exceed $1 billion
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued a written order granting an electric broker and aggregator license to Suvon, LLC, d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home, to serve all customer classes in all service areas.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an order finding that the work of the PowerForward
Collaborative (grid modernization), the Distribution System Planning Workgroup, and the Data and Modern
Grid Workgroup has been completed, and directed that these cases be closed of record.
A retail supplier has launched, for customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, a New England Green Power Plan that includes 100% local green power, in the form of RECs, reflecting wind power, solar power, and small hydropower sources generated in New England.
Commonwealth Edison has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission changes to the Cost Recovery Amount (CRA) and Uncollectible Factor (UF) which are used to calculate the purchase of receivables discount (POR) under the provisions of Rider PORCB - Purchase of Receivables with Consolidated
Billing (Rider PORCB).
The Texas PUC dismissed a formal complaint filed by a customer against Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC but agreed with a recommendation from Chairman DeAnn T. Walker, and directed the Oversight and Enforcement Division to review a matter raised in the complaint
During Friday's open meeting, in discussing a customer complaint case against a retail electric provider, Commissioner Arthur C. D'Andrea expressed a desire for the Commission to make the State Office of Administrative Hearings process cleaner for pro se litigants, such as customers filing a formal complaint against their retail electric provider
In Maryland, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pepco, and Delmarva Power have filed further revisions to their supplier coordination tariffs to reflect the treatment of Price Responsive Demand (PRD) credits earned in the PJM capacity market
The Public Utility Commission of Texas is reminding customers eligible for enrollment in the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP) that third-party organizations cannot legally enroll them in the program.
In comments on proposed changes to Ohio default service procurements due to the lack of a PJM capacity price beyond May 31, 2022, Energy Harbor LLC (the former FirstEnergy Solutions) proposed that PUCO adopt a capacity-only long-term hedge product for Standard Service Offer load
The Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted changes to the Electricity Relief Program, which provides certain reimbursements to retail electric providers for customers who cannot be disconnected for non-payment, consistent with the proposed revisions from Chairman DeAnn T. Walker which had been first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday
FERC issued an order on rehearing and clarification concerning its December 2019 order broadly expanding the PJM capacity market Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to various resources which FERC found to be receiving what FERC considers state subsidies
In a memo in advance of tomorrow's open meeting, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn T. Walker has proposed changes to the Electricity Relief Program, which provides certain reimbursements to retail electric providers for customers who cannot be disconnected for non-paymentbegan
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning suppliers from a March 2020 auction for a portion of Standard Service Offer electricity supplies at AEP Ohio for various periods beginning June 1, 2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has approved HB 868 which, if adopted again in the next legislative session, would permit all customers of the investor-owned utilities to take competitive retail electric supply, if the customer purchases 100% renewable electricity, regardless of whether the incumbent utility offers a 100% renewable supply tariff
The Texas Energy Association for Marketers filed comments with the Texas PUC seeking clarification of the PUC's COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment, as well as certain contemporaneously issued rule waivers
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc (O&R or the Company) filed with the New York PSC its 12-month trailing average utility supply rates for the latest period (i.e., April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020) for each mass-market service class and for each mass-market customer grouping that receives different supply rates based on the Company’s Electric and Gas Tariffs.
The Texas TDUs have posted a series of frequently asked questions and a presentation concerning the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment
A PSC has adopted a model and cost recovery mechanism for integrating a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for a target quantity of five (5) percent of the Standard Offer Service (SOS) load into the SOS portfolio.
Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') today provided an update on its previously announced strategic review process, "which has taken into account the impact of COVID-19 on the Company and the markets more generally," the Company said
An EDC petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a modification of its upcoming September 2020 procurement of certain tranches of Residential and Small Commercial &
Industrial (C&I) default electricity supply contracts
The Secretary Of the New York PSC has granted an extension request from Department of Public Service Staff concerning a deadline for Staff to file a report regarding the development of financial assurance requirements for energy service companies (ESCOs) as a condition of eligibility to serve customers
The Executive Director of the Texas PUC has issued a directive concerning the start date for a process for retail electric providers to be reimbursed for energy charges under the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, under which eligible residential customers may not be disconnected for non-payment
The Executive Director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a letter to various regulated entities concerning certain enforcement discretion that the Commission is undertaking during the COVID-19 emergency
Oncor has filed for an amendment to its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) charged to retail electric providers, but sought a 60-day stay of the case, citing the ongoing health crisis created by the coronavirus disease ("COVID-19")
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Suvon, LLC d/b/a FirstEnergy Advisors and FirstEnergy Home ('FirstEnergy Advisors') has filed a supplement to its pending application for an Ohio electric broker/aggregator license to include additional information under sections relating to "Experience & Plans" and "Summary of Experience", which includes new details concerning treatment and use of shared service employees
PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP V) for the period from June 1,2021 through May 31, 2025, which includes, among other things, implementation of a shopping program for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers, and a new Time of Use generation rate option for non-shopping default service customers
An Illinois Commerce Commission order maintains the design for Commonwealth Edison's electricity supply Rate RTOUPP – Residential Time of Use Pricing Pilot (TOU Pilot), for non-shopping customers, and rejected requests on rehearing to modify the recovery of capacity costs