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ConEdison Solutions Names New CEO

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Retail Supplier Opens New Pittsburgh Office, Names Three Retail Market Veterans To Lead Team

A retail supplier announced the opening of a new office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to enhance its presence in the region through market expansions.

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Retail Supplier Agrees To Cease Use of Brand Name Shared By Utility

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Parent Raises Capital For New "Customer-Facing" Acquisition

 

Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran As Director of Indirect Sales

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TXU Energy Adds Flexibility To Free Nights Offer, Allowing Customers To Pick Hours

TXU Energy has introduced flexibility to its free nights offer, giving customers a choice of a range of free hours

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Latest Exelon Illinois Bailout Plan Would Allow Utility ComEd To Own Generation

 

NRG Reports Lower Retail Mass Market Earnings on Weather; Sees Stable Customer Count

NRG Energy reported that its Retail mass market segment recorded first quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $151 million, $15 million lower than the $166 million recorded in the first quarter 2015, due to milder weather, partially offset by lower supply costs and operating cost efficiencies.

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Texas PUC Staff Seek Default Order Revoking Texas REP's Certificate

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a motion for issuance of a default order which would revoke the REP certificate of ...

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May 5

Spark Energy Acquires Multiple Retail Suppliers Encompassing 335,000 RCEs; CEO Hopes More Acquisitions To Be Done

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NY PSC Staff Whitepaper Proposes Benchmark Price That ESCOs Would Need to Beat To Offer Fixed Price Product

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a whitepaper that would establish a formula for determining an appropriate not to exceed benchmark "reference price" for a 12-month fixed price offering, thereby allowing ESCOs, contingent on a further PSC order, to offer such a product as an additional complaint product under the retail market reset

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Pennsylvania Utilities Select Suppliers For Retail-Like Default Service Program

Two suppliers selected

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy CEO's Comments Serve To Highlight Barriers Facing Independent Retail Suppliers From Capacity Markets

 

NY PSC Staff Whitepaper Proposes Alternatives To Receiving Express Customer Consent For Material Changes in Contract Terms/Renewals

The New York PSC Staff have issued a whitepaper for an alternative to the requirement to obtain express customer consent for material contract changes and contract renewal.

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NRG Revamps Residential Solar To Originate Business For Sale To Other Providers; Sells Majority Share of EV Charging Business

NRG Energy announced today the conclusion of the GreenCo strategic review process with ...

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Connecticut Light & Power Default Service Rates To Decrease 30%

Connecticut Light & Power's residential Standard Service rate will decrease 30% on July 1.

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United Illuminating Default Service Rates To Decrease 25%

United Illuminating's residential and small C&I Standard Service Generation Services Charge (GSC) will decrease about 25% on July 1.

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NY PSC Staff Whitepaper Provides Options For Imposing Additional Security Requirements on ESCOs

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a whitepaper that provides potential options for imposing additional security requirements on ESCOs

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Spark Energy Reports "Record" Results on Consistently Strong Unit Margins

Spark Energy, Inc. reported "record" first quarter results, as the company continued to achieve enhanced margins in both its retail electricity and retail natural gas segments while producing improvements in attrition.

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Genie Retail Energy Earnings Up Sharply On Lower Supply Costs, Continues Customer Growth

Genie Retail Energy, the parent of IDT Energy and several other brands, reported sharply higher first quarter earnings on lower supply costs, and reported continued customer growth

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Ohio Selects Retail Suppliers To Serve Low-Income Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved the results of RFPs to award to the load of Percentage of Income Payment Plan customers to a retail supplier at the FirstEnergy utilities and Duke Energy Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Town Square Energy Touts Lowest Residential Portfolio Prices In Connecticut Electricity Market; Saved Customers Over $1.6 Million in 2015

 

May 4

Duquesne Light Seeks To Introduce Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability
• May Seek Long-Term Contract To Support Solar Generation
• Would Expand Hourly Pricing
• Would Unbundle Certain Costs From Delivery To Default Service Rates

Duquesne Light has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a proposed default service plan (DSP VIII) for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021 that would rely on contracts with longer terms to serve residential and small C&I customers.

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Temporary Restraining Order Against NY PSC "Full Stop" Retail Market Orders Extended Further

The temporary restraining order applicable to certain orders contained in the New York PSC's "full stop" retail market order has been extended again

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Ambit Energy Enters New Service Areas

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RetailEnergyX: Moody’s Analyst: TXU Retail Biz, "Making A Lot Of Money"

 

European Retail Energy Aggregator Newly Entering U.S. Market Receives Texas License

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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CenterPoint TDU Reports 75% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE) reported that it expects it will have soon exhausted 75% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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PUCT's Anderson Outlines Options To Move Emergency Response Service Into Day-Ahead ERCOT Market

Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson filed a memo outlining options for moving Emergency Response Service into the ERCOT day-ahead market

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy To Shut Down Nearly 2,000 MW in Illinois MISO Footprint, Says Illinois Must Preserve Jobs, Economy By Keeping Plants (Argument Not Valid in Ohio?)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Priority Power Management Secures 10-Year Electricity Contract for City of Midland

 

May 3

Company Acquires Vantage Commodities Financial Services

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NEW! -- Channel Sales Manager -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Energy Sales Analyst -- Retail Provider -- DFW
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Broker Names Retail Market Veteran As Vice President

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Just Energy Partners With Air Filter Service Provider; Includes Potential For Ownership Interest

Just Energy announced that it is partnering with ...

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Launches Community Solar Projects for New York State Residents and Businesses

An ESCO has launched a community solar offering in New York.

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New ERCOT CDR Shows Reserve Margins Exceeding 17% Through 2025

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report shows that reserve margins are expected to exceed 17 percent through 2025, and 15 percent through 2026

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Solutions Touts Market-Leading Savings in Connecticut; Saved Customers $1.69 Million in 2015

 

Texas PUC Approves REP's Amendment Application, Suspension To Be Lifted
• Star Energy Partners Seeks License in New State

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FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs Seek To Maintain Nonbypassable Rate Stability Rider By Removing Association With PPA (Salvaging ESP Preserves Retail Market Enhancements)

The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities have petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Ohio to modify their recently adopted Retail Rate Stability Rider (RRS) such that the rider is no longer based on PPAs between the utilities and affiliate FirstEnergy Solutions

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Connecticut Light & Power Discloses Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light and Power reported that the following suppliers will serve Standard Service load during the second half of 2016

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Statewide Growth in Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Slows

Pennsylvania marked six consecutive months of statewide growth in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply, but the amount of growth was significantly less than growth in recent months

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From the Archives (4/26): North American Power Launches, Outside of Texas, Tool Showing Breakdown and Forecast of Customer Usage By Category

North American Power has officially launched its Understandabill tool, a monthly energy report that provides its customers with electricity usage predictions, a categorized breakdown of how the electricity is used, and personalized recommendations on how to use less.

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May 2

Retail Supplier Names Former Consumer Products Exec To New Role of Chief Products & Services Officer

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Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran As New President

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PPL Price to Compare To Decrease 15%

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RetailEnergyX: With Oncor Fate Uncertain, Energy Future Holdings Files New Bankruptcy Exit Plan

 

Calpine: Likes Retail Business, Wants To See It Grow

Asked about additional retail supplier acquisitions during an earnings call, Calpine would not specifically discuss future M&A activity but told investors that it likes the retail business and would like to see it grow

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BGE Files New Residential, Commercial SOS Rates, Also Updates Transmission, Rider 8

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period October 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, and Type II SOS rates for the period June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.

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Illinois Posts Prices, Suppliers Under Default Service Procurement

With Oncor Fate Uncertain, Energy Future Holdings Files New Bankruptcy Exit Plan

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Massachusetts Approves New POR Discount Rates

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages), effective May 1, 2016, at Nstar, National Grid, and Western Massachusetts Electric Co.

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Sharyland Files Rate Case To Implement System-Wide Distribution Rates, Would Provide $3 Million Rate Credit To Decrease Ex-Cap Rock Service Area Residential Rates By 1%; McAllen Residential Rates To See 68% Increase ($55 per month)

Sharyland Utilities has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a rate case that would implement uniform, system-wide distribution rates across its Sharyland Utilities, LP (former Cap Rock) and Sharyland-McAllen service areas.

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April 29

AEP To Seek Re-regulation in Ohio Due to FERC PPA Decision (Potential Transfer of Existing Generation to AEP Ohio); FirstEnergy Also Seeking "Legislative" Solutions

AEP will seek re-regulation of the Ohio market thanks to FERC's decision -- prompted by so-called merchant generators -- to review PUCO-approved PPAs between AEP Ohio and affiliated non-regulated generation under the Edgar standard.

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Former Comverge, Illinois Power CEO Joins Retail Supplier As President

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AEP Provides Update on Strategic Review, Sale Process for Merchant Generation

During an earnings call yesterday, AEP provided an update on its strategic review and sale process for its merchant generation which is not subject to a PPA with AEP Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Staff Seek $213 Million Penalty Against Energy Trader, Commission Issues Show Cause Order

 

PSC Directs Workgroup To Meet on Applicability of New Customer Protection Regulations to C&I Customers

The Maryland PSC has directed the RM 54 working group to meet on the issue of whether recently adopted electric and natural gas customer protections under COMAR 20.53.08 and COMAR 20.59.08 apply to non-residential customers

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State Grants Waiver of Current Background Check Regs; Retail Suppliers Must Comply With Interim Process

The Maryland PSC granted retail electric and natural gas suppliers a waiver from recently adopted sales agent background check requirements, contingent on suppliers complying with a consensus interim proposal for changes in the process during an interim period while the PSC considers changes to the rules.

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Star Energy Partners Launches In New Service Areas, Part of Multi-State Expansion

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor To Pay $700,000 To Settle Meter Reading Estimation Issues

 

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RetailEnergyX: EFH Says Oncor Sale Dead, Investors Say Still Working Toward Close

 

April 28

Retail Supplier Names Retail Market Veteran as VP of National C&I Sales

A retail supplier announced a retail veteran as its new vice president of national commercial and industrial sales.

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BGE Files New Purchase of Receivables Discount Rates; Residential Electric Discount Approaches 0%; Gas Discount Up Sharply

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed proposed updates to the electric and natural gas purchase of receivables discount rates, to be effective June 1, 2016.

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Texas Retail Provider to Relinquish Certificate

• AvidXchange Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Letter: Captive East Texas Customer Paying More Than Texans With Choice

 

CenterPoint-TDU To Pay $60,000 Under Settlement To Resolve Alleged Violations Concerning Switch-hold Removals

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC would pay $60,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve an investigation of the TDU for alleged violations of 16 TAC § 25.480(m)(2), related to placement and removal of switch-holds.

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Report: Connecticut Energy Shopping Site Shows Opportunities for Savings; Majority Of Competitive Suppliers Provide Green Power, Value-Added Products

Under the auspices of the Public Utility Regulatory Authority, the State of Connecticut has established EnergizeCT, a robust, well-designed and consumer-friendly electricity shopping website that routinely posts competitive generation supply products offered by licensed retail electricity suppliers, the Retail Energy Supply Association said yesterday in announcing a review of the savings and value-added services available to customers

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Ohio Adopts Pricing From FirstEnergy EDCs' Second Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of FirstEnergy’s second wholesale auction held in April that will ultimately determine its Standard Service Offer through May 2019.

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FERC Rescinds Affiliate Waivers Granted to AEP, FirstEnergy; Will Evaluate Ohio PPAs Under Edgar/Allegheny Standard

Granting complaints filed by EPSA, the Retail Energy Supply Association, and other parties, FERC in separate orders rescinded affiliate waivers previously granted to various FirstEnergy and AEP companies, and will evaluate PPAs between FirstEnergy's and AEP's Ohio utilities and their merchant generation under the Edgar and Allegheny standards

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy CEO: M&A Not A High Priority

 

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RetailEnergyX: Earnings Report Details FirstEnergy Solutions’ Decline in Retail Sales, Customers

 

April 27

New York Issues Show Cause Order to ESCO

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Investment Bank Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

• J&H Energy Consultants Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Retail Supplier Would Refund $4 Million Under Settlement with AG, PUC Staff

An EGS would issue $4.1 million in customer refunds under a global settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Uncertainty in New York Market Means Customers Miss Out on ESCO's New Innovative Usage, Forecast Tool Designed To Reduce Usage, Save Money

 

Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2016.

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New Michigan Bill Would Impose Nonbypassable Charge on New Choice Customers; Require 12-Year Showing Of Resource Adequacy By Retail Suppliers (Sponsor Justifies Based On Price Spike in MISO Capacity Auction)

A new draft of Michigan SB437 was unveiled yesterday addressing retail choice, sponsored by Mike Nofs, Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee

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April 26

Retail Supplier Launches, Outside of Texas, Tool Showing Breakdown and Forecast of Customer Usage By Category

A retail supplier has officially launched outside of Texas a monthly energy report that provides its customers with electricity usage predictions, a categorized breakdown of how the electricity is used, and personalized recommendations on how to use less.

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TXU: Power To Choose Offer Listings Distorting Market; Direct: PTC Encourages Bad Behavior, Stifles Innovation

The offer-based shopping function on the Texas Power to Choose site distorts the market, TXU Energy said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, while Direct Energy said that the shopping function encourages bad behavior and stifles innovation, and both REPs recommended, in separately filed comments, that the shopping function be removed from the site

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Texas Consumer Advocates Seek To Impose Minimum Term of 12 Months for "Fixed" Products; Define Any Product With "Usage Fees" As Variable

Consumer advocates sought to redefine the definition of a fixed price product, and to create a voluntary standard electricity offer, in making recommendations concerning the Texas Power to Choose site

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Executive Departs Retail Supplier

A VP has departed a retail supplier

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WGL Energy Seeks to Serve New Territory
• RPA Energy Seeks Supplier Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Providing Affinity Donations For Gulf Coast Flooding Relief

 

April 25

State Makes Selection For Retail Supplier To Serve State-Endorsed Opt-In Affinity Program, Will Sign Contract

A state will sign a contract with a chosen retail supplier to make offers to customers under a state-implemented opt-in electricity supply affinity program open to residential and small business customers

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NEW! -- Energy Sales Analyst -- Retail Provider -- DFW
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NEW! -- Retail Energy Pricing Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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Start-up Charity+Power Prepares To Launch Service

Start-up broker Charity+Power, Inc. is preparing to launch service

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Report: Connecticut Consumers Could Have Saved $166 Million Since Start of 2016 by Switching Away from Electric Monopolies

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) recently reviewed current electricity prices publicly available to consumers in Connecticut and found that if all residential customers on utility standard service today had switched to the lowest competitive offers provided at the beginning of the year, they collectively could have saved as much as $166 million dollars.

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RetailEnergyX: The Future: Door-to-Door Electricity Enrollment Via Drone?

 

Pepco Residential, Commercial SOS Rates To Decrease

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2016, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2016

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Delmarva Power Residential, Commercial SOS Rates To Fall

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2016, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2016.

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ARM: Texas PUC Should Not Eliminate Telephonic Verification Requirement for Door-to-Door Sales

The Public Utility Commission of Texas should not eliminate the telephonic verification requirement applicable to door-to-door electricity sales for small volume customers, the Alliance for Retail Markets said in comments to the PUCT concerning a rulemaking examining enrollments via hand-held electronic devices (Project 45625).

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Ohio Reveals Winning Bidders From AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from AEP Ohio's March 2016 default service auction for a portion of default service supplies for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: AP Recaps Nevada Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

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RetailEnergyX: EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar

 

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RetailEnergyX: David Crane Joining Pegasus Capital Advisors

 

April 22

Pennsylvania To Require 30-Day Advance Notice of Variable Rate Changes Under Certain Circumstances (Included Among Adopted Final Disclosure Rules)

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a final rulemaking order concerning ...

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New York Municipal Aggregations Will Be Allowed To Enroll Larger Customers on Opt-Out Basis

The New York PSC will allow municipal electric and natural gas aggregations to include in their pools on an opt-out basis larger customers than those customers recently defined as mass market customers.

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Departing PUC Commissioner To Join Retail Supplier As VP

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Revoke Licenses of 3 Retail Suppliers, 10 Brokers For Alleged Failure To File Proof of Security

 

Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver of Audio TPV Requirement

United Energy Trading, LLC d/b/a Kratos Gas and Power petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a waiver of certain audio recording requirements set forth in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4901:1-29-06(E)(1) with respect to third party verifications for door-to-door sales, so that it may use a web-based app to verify enrollments

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Texas REP Withdraws Petition for PUCT Declaratory Ruling on Original Jurisdiction of Cities Over Customer Complaints

AP Gas and Electric has withdrawn without prejudice its petition filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas which had sought the issuance of a declaratory or other order stating that the Mayor of the City of McAllen, acting on the City's behalf, exceeded the City's jurisdiction when hearing and ruling on the complaint case brought to it by LFD, LLC d/b/a LFD Homefurnishings (LFD) against APG&E.

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FERC Dismisses Complaint Concerning Limits on Use of Two Curtailment Service Providers By Same Customer in PJM

FERC dismissed a complaint from Viridity Energy, Inc. regarding the compensation provided to customers registering with one curtailment service provider (CSP) in PJM's capacity program, but who use a different CSP for energy and ancillary services (EL12-54).

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FERC Rejects Must Offer Requirement For Demand Response Capacity Suppliers in PJM

FERC rejected a complaint filed by the PJM Independent Market Monitor which sought to impose a must-offer requirement, as applicable to PJM’s day-ahead energy market, on demand response with a capacity supply obligation

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Court Upholds Prior Capacity Charges at AEP Ohio, Remands Certain Transition Charge Issues

 

April 21

RESA Proposes Rulemaking To Establish Disclosure Requirements Applicable To Brokers, Other Third Parties

The Retail Energy Supply Association has recommended that a PUC open a rulemaking, "with the goal of establishing disclosure requirements applicable to parties in a fiduciary relationship with a customer."

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Texas People's Counsel: PUC Should Consider Sorting Power To Choose Site Offers Based on Complaint Score; Also Suggests Formal Definition For Time of Use Plans

The Office of Public Utility Counsel has suggested that the Texas Power to Choose website could sort offers based on a retail electric provider's complaint score

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Consumer's Counsel: Residential Customers On Choice Paid $58 Million More Than Default Service in 2015

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel said yesterday that, "[d]ata submitted to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority ('PURA') shows that in 2015, Connecticut residential customers of retail electric suppliers paid, in aggregate, approximately $58 million over what they would have paid if they remained with the utility Standard Service price."

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent To Acquire Energy Trading Company Specializing In Optimizing Distributed Generation Asset Management

 

(From 4/20): New York Approves Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation on Statewide Basis

The New York PSC today approved an order which allows municipalities to engage in opt-out aggregation, and which contains requirements governing such aggregations, including customer eligibility

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NY Directs Utilities To Meet With ESCOs on AMI Data Access, File Distributed System Implementation Plans "Supporting Retail Markets"

The New York PSC adopted an order implementing guidance for the filing of utilities' distributed system implementation plan, part of the PSC's Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, which, among other things, require utilities to meet with ESCOs on AMI customer data access

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D.C. PSC Seeks Comment on Retail Supplier Access to AMI Data, Barriers To Competitive Dynamic Pricing Plans

Given the passage of time, a new Pepco billing system, and its decision to resume consideration of dynamic pricing at Pepco (click here for story), the District of Columbia PSC has sought supplemental comments regarding retail supplier access to AMI Data

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RetailEnergyX: Kinder Morgan Scraps New England Pipeline Project, Citing Lack of Cost Recovery Mechanism

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Crestwood Announce Northeast Pipeline and Storage Joint Venture

 

April 20

New York Approves Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation on Statewide Basis

The New York PSC today approved an order which allows municipalities to engage in opt-out aggregation, and which contains requirements governing such aggregations, including customer eligibility

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Retail Supplier Bundling New Home Monitoring Service With Energy Offers

An ESCO will offer a Ring Video Doorbell at no cost to its customers when they sign up for energy service.

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Update: Official PECO Prices To Compare To Fall June 1

PECO has posted official electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2016

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"Energy Plus Associates" Seeks License
• NRG Retail Supplier Receives Authority To Use Cirro Energy Trade Name In Pennsylvania

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Muni’s Alternative Rate Pilots Fail To Attract Customers

 

Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of May 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Supreme Court: Long-Term Capacity Contracts Not Conditioned On Clearing RPM Don’t Suffer "Fatal" Flaw That Led To Rejection of Maryland Contracts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Becomes First ESCO in Westchester County To Receive Green Business Certification

 

April 19

Settlement Would Require Study of Introduction Of New Bypassable Retail Adder At Utility

A settlement would require the convening of a stakeholder collaborative to examine the potential introduction of a new bypassable retail adder at ...

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Stakeholders Reach Consensus on Background Check Requirements For Retail Energy Door-to-Door Agents

Stakeholders have reached consensus changes to recently adopted rules requiring retail suppliers to conduct background checks on door-to-door agents, with the consensus changes addressing concerns that the adopted proposal's sources through which background checks were to be conducted were subject to potential information gaps.

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Texas City Which Had Asserted Jurisdiction To Rule On Complaint Against REP "Withdrawing" Decision, Awaits Ruling on Original Jurisdiction

The City of McAllen, Texas, which had asserted original jurisdiction over retail provider AP Gas and Electric to adjudicate a customer complaint against APG&E, is, "withdrawing," such decision.

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Nordic Energy Services Receives License In New State
• Great American Power Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Former Topaz Management, Riverstone To Jointly Pursue Power Generation Investment

 

Hunt Companies: Oncor Transaction "Will Not" Close Under PUCT Approval Order As Written

Various Hunt Consolidated companies seeking to purchase Oncor claimed that the acquisition transaction as currently configured, "will not close," based on the Public Utility Commission of Texas's order approving the acquisition with various conditions.

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April 18

Affiliate of Spark Energy Acquires Another Book of Retail Customers

National Gas and Electric will acquire ...

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PSC Staff Recommend This Retail Supplier Be Selected For State-Endorsed Opt-In Aggregation Program

Staff of a PSC have recommended that the state's Electricity Affordability Committee select a proposal from ...

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PECO Electric Supply Rates To Decrease 13% (Hourly Pricing For Medium C&Is Begins June 1)

PECO's Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) for small business customers will decrease about 13% on June 1, while the residential GSA will decrease nearly 8%.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail SVP: Expect "A Lot" Of ESCOs To Cease Service If NY Order Upheld

 

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Prices To Compare To Decrease Up To 20%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting June 1, 2016.

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Retail Supplier Inks Wholesale Supply Contract; Reports Fiscal Results

A retail supplier disclosed a supply agreement with ...

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Centrica Says Direct Energy Sees "Solid" Performance Thus Far in 2016, Growth in Home Segment

Centrica said that it has seen solid delivery in its North America energy supply and services against the backdrop of an exceptionally warm winter, with account growth in its North America Home segment.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Chair Cites Ceding Control To Feds As Impacting Consideration of Instituting Electric Choice In New State

 

Though Halved, Capacity Price for Ameren Illinois Territory Still Sharply Higher Than Historic Levels

The Midcontinent ISO saw the Zone 4 (Illinois) capacity price for the 2016-17 delivery year fall by half versus 2015-16, though the price is still well above the levels seen in prior auctions.

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April 15

ESCO CEO: If New York Succeeds in Shutting Down Retail Market, Other States Will Follow

If New York is successful in shutting down the retail energy market, other states will soon follow New York's action

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European Retail Energy Aggregator To Enter U.S. Market

A company which operates aggregation or collective buying pools in several European markets intends to enter the U.S. market

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Retail Energy Comparison Site: Texas Should License Brokers, Cites Required Security in Other States

Texas should require the licensure of electricity brokers, company says, as it pointed to security requirements in Pennsylvania as an example

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Wants PUC To Regulate Pricing: Impose Uniform Costs on All Customers (Retreat From Customer Choice) - Implies Choice Not Viable Without Government-Run Website

 

Retail Suppliers Need To Stop Whining, Former Pa. PUC Commissioner Says

Retail energy suppliers need to stop whining and accept the "reality" of the unfair advantages gifted to incumbent distribution companies, Wayne Gardner, former Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner, told the National Energy Marketers Association's 19th Annual National Restructuring Conference

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Latest Draft Michigan Legislation Could Splinter Opposition To Choice Rollback By Catering to Current Choice Customers With Lure of Limited Expansion, Maintaining Current Queue

Speaking at the National Energy Marketers Association's 19th Annual National Restructuring Conference, John Quackenbush, whose term as Chair of Michigan PSC recently ended, told attendees that the latest legislative drafts being circulated addressing a rollback of choice could allow existing choice customers to expand their load under choice.

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FirstEnergy Solutions Offering Residential Customers 100% Wind Energy Priced at "Standard" Rate (Switch2Green4Free)

FirstEnergy Solutions launched a new 100% wind electricity offer (Switch2Green4Free) in Pennsylvania and Ohio that is priced the same as its standard non-renewable offer

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Texas PUC's Anderson: ERCOT ERS Needs Changes, Should Move Into Competitive Market

During yesterday's open meeting of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Commissioner Kenneth Anderson again raised the issue of dramatically redesigning Emergency Response Service (ERS) in ERCOT

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Ohio Adopts Pricing From FirstEnergy EDCs' Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of FirstEnergy Ohio utilities' wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its standard service offer through May 31, 2019.

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon, Dynegy Report Results From MISO Capacity Auction

 

April 14

Market Veteran Joins Retail Supplier As CEO, Australian Market Vet Also Joins As EVP

A retail supplier recently hired several market vets

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Retail Supplier Reaches Settlement In Principle With AG, Would Include Civil Penalty, Refunds

An EGS has reached a global settlement in principle with the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate and Attorney General concerning a complaint filed by the OCA and AG regarding its marketing practices

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Retail Supplier Names Energy Market, Home Services Veteran As CIO

A retail supplier hired a market vet as CIO

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Hedge Fund Which Invests in Retail Suppliers Sees High Returns, But Risks Keep Institutional Investors Away

 

Regulator Rejects Changes to Cashout Procedures Opposed By Retail Suppliers

The Illinois Commerce Commission rejected proposed changes by Ameren to its cashout procedures for transportation customers (Rider T), finding that the change was not supported.

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PSC Resuming Review of Dynamic Pricing for Default Service, Implicates AMI Data Access for Retail Suppliers

The District of Columbia PSC is resuming a review of dynamic pricing, including potential for SOS, at Pepco.

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April 13

New York Bills Would Eliminate ESCO Sales Tax Exemption, Prohibit ESCO Service to Residential Customers

Several bills have recently been introduced in the New York Assembly addressing ESCOs.

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New LS Power Retail Supplier Adds Market Veterans To Leadership

LifeEnergy, LLC, the new retail supplier formed by LS Power, has disclosed additional senior management in an application for a Pennsylvania electric supplier license

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Utility To Issue One-Time Payment To Retail Suppliers In Lieu Of Negative POR Discount

Nstar has informed the Massachusetts DPU that, pending feedback from electric suppliers, it intends to issue a one-time payment to retail suppliers serving industrial customers to effectuate an over-collection under the purchase of receivables program, rather than addressing the reconciliation via a negative discount rate.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Offering $400 Rebate For Enrollment, Also $500 Incentive

 

Renaissance Power & Gas Seeks Supplier License in New State

• Curago Energy Seeks Licenses in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Selects REP, 3¢/kWh Power

 

April 12

Direct Energy Launches Residential Service In New State

Direct Energy has begun offering residential electricity supply in ...

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Utility With Retail Choice Forms New Business Transformation and Technology Group, Names Merchant Exec To Lead Group

Duke Energy has created a new group, Business Transformation and Technology, to support the company's strategy.

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Connecticut PURA Confirms Termination of Requirement For Retail Suppliers To Send Quarterly Rate Notices

The Connecticut PURA confirmed that the requirement for retail suppliers to send customers certain quarterly notices has been terminated since this information is now included on bills.

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Supply Cheaper Than Muni Aggregations, Customers Are Discovering

 

Retail Supplier Parent Announces Distribution Increase

Crius Energy Trust announced today that the Board of Directors of Crius Energy Administrator Inc., the administrator of the Trust, has approved ...

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Pennsylvania Residential Shopping Growing in Six of Seven Large EDC Territories

Pennsylvania residential electric shopping grew in six of the seven large EDC service areas during March, according to the latest stats on PA Power Switch.

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FERC Reviewing Barriers To Storage's Participation in RTO Markets

FERC has opened a review of the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets in the RTOs and ISOs

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April 11

Demand Response Provider, Energy Consultant Merged Into Retail Supplier

An energy management and demand response provider has been merged into a retail supplier

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Champion Energy Services Expands Service to Two New States

Champion Energy Services has expanded electricity service to ...

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Investment Bank Spinning Off Commodity Trading Unit, Default Service Supplier

An investment bank has decided to implement the separation of its commodity trading activities

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RetailEnergyX: Pol.: Muni Aggregation Not Worth It If Cost Savings Were Only Driver (Goal Is Forced Support For Social Policy)

 

PUC Issues Guidance To Retail Suppliers, Brokers on Financial Security

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a secretarial letter concerning electric generation supplier financial security

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Task Force Files Proposal To Make Natural Gas Low-Income Discount Available To Shopping Customers (Portable)

A Task Force concerning the natural gas Residential Essential Services (RES) assistance program has filed a consensus recommendation to make the program benefits portable, and available to low-income customers who choose a competitive natural gas supplier

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Federal and State Energy Policy Leaders to Convene with Energy and Technology Executives at NEM's 19th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) will convene its 19th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference on April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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FERC Affirms Exemption From Capacity Market Minimum Offer Price For Renewables

FERC, on voluntary remand, affirmed its prior decision to exempt renewable resources in ISO New England from buyer side mitigation in the forward capacity market, including the minimum offer price rule

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April 8

Texas REP Names Market Veteran As New CEO

A Texas REP recently named a new CEO

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Settlement Would Permit Deployment of 900,000 Smart Meters at AEP Ohio, Address Retail Supplier Time of Use Billing, AMI Data Provision

A stipulation among several parties would permit AEP Ohio to proceed with phase 2 of its gridSMART program, which would include the deployment of approximately 894,000 AMI meters, and would also require steps to permit the billing of Time of Use rates by retail suppliers, with utility-offered TOU supply rate options terminated upon a competitive market for TOU generation supply.

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(From 4/7): N.Y. Court Extends Temporary Restraining Order Against PSC "Full Stop" Retail Market Orders

The New York Supreme Court for the County of Albany has extended the temporary restraining order applicable to certain orders contained in the New York PSC's "full stop" retail market order until April 25th, Feller Energy Law Group's Energy Law Tribune reported

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Outline Potential Next Steps On Review of Operating Reserves Demand Curve (ORDC)

 

Unitil-NH Default Service Rates To Decrease 35%

Unitil has filed proposed new default service rates for New Hampshire electric customers, for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2016

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License Briefs

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Verdigris Energy Certified as MBE (Minority Business Enterprise)

Verdigris Energy LLC, a nationally licensed energy aggregator, broker and consultant, announced that it received certification from the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

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From 4/5: Stream Launching Three New Non-Energy Services, Including Digital Voice

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April 7

N.Y. Court Extends Temporary Restraining Order Against PSC "Full Stop" Retail Market Orders

The New York Supreme Court for the County of Albany has extended the temporary restraining order applicable to certain orders contained in the New York PSC's "full stop" retail market order until April 25th, Feller Energy Law Group's Energy Law Tribune reported

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Verde Energy Acquires Book of Texas Customers

Verde Energy has acquired ...

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Settlement Would Introduce Purchase of Receivables "Clawback" At Pennsylvania Utilities

A settlement at an EDC's default service proceedings for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2021 would introduce, on a pilot basis, a clawback mechanism to the purchase of receivables program

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AEP Texas TDU Would Add 1¢/kWh Charge To Retail Providers Serving Small C&I Customers (TCC, TNC New DCRF Amounts Filed)

AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North Company have flied amounts that would be charged to retail electric providers under their sought Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF), proposed to take effect September 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Updated: Texas REP Seeks Judgment To Enforce AG's Open Records Ruling (Concerns Customer Counts of REPs, Internal PUC Communications)

 

Settlement Would Expand Hourly Pricing at Pennsylvania EDCs, Retain Use of Three Month Contracts For Small C&I Default Service Portfolio

A settlement in an EDC's default service proceedings for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2021 would lower the threshold for hourly priced default service and retain the use of three-month contracts as part of the default service procurement portfolio for small C&I customers.

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Muni Aggregation Sustainable Westchester Selects Retail Supplier To Serve Communities in NYSEG Territory, Pricing Posted

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From Duke Energy Ohio March Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted the winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio's March 2016 auction for a portion of default service supplies for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Customers At Texas Muni Utility Question High Supply Charges Given Low Fuel Prices

 

From the Archives (3/21): National Grid Massachusetts Basic Service Rates To Fall 40%

National Grid fixed basic service rates for Massachusetts residential and commercial electric customers will fall to, or below, 8¢/kWh starting in May, under rates filed with the DPU.

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RetailEnergyX: New Oncor Owner Files For Approval of Initial Lease

 

April 6

Brokers Seek Clarification From PUC On Need To Disclose Broker Fees, Seek Requirement For Disclosure Of Fees From Non-Broker Channels (Independent Sales Reps, Gov't Aggregation)

The Energy Professionals of Ohio (EPO) hereby petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to clarify a 2014 finding on rehearing that requires the, "disclosure of all fees including those by brokers, governmental aggregators, etc."

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Duquesne Light Supply Rates To Decrease 10%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new default service supply rates for the period beginning June 1, 2016.

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Unitil Default Service Rates To Decrease 35%

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU electric basic service rates for the period beginning June 1, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Customer on Disability Charged 15¢/kWh For Power From Retail Supplier

 

N.Y. PSC Staff Issue Report Exploring Revised Utility Code of Conduct Principles In REV Market

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a report exploring potential principles for revised utility codes of conduct under the Reforming the Energy Vision market.

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New York City (Zone J) Capacity Prices Decrease 30%

The New York ISO summer 2016 strip capacity auction produced lower prices for Zone J (New York City) versus the spikes seen in the auctions for 2014 and 2015, though changes were more modest in other areas.

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RetailEnergyX: MP2 Energy To Purchase Excess Output From Village Farms’ New Solar Facility in Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy: RTOs Should Maintain "Hard" Price Cap As FERC Moves Toward Removal of $1000 Offer Cap

 

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RetailEnergyX: California Could See 14 Days of Electricity Outages Due To Constrained Gas From Aliso Canyon Leak

 

April 5

Affiliate of Spark Energy Acquires Another Retail Energy Supplier

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Stream Launching Three New Non-Energy Services

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CenterPoint TDU Seeks 340% Increase in Charge Applicable To Retail Electric Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed to implement a revised Distribution Cost Recover Factor charged to retail electric providers, effective September 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Columbia-Ohio Customers Lose Nearly $1.4 Billion Under Choice Gas Plans

 

N.H. To Study Default Service Rate Design (Dynamic Pricing) Under Grid Modernization Review (Barriers to Retail Supplier TOU, Smart Metering Also Included)

The New Hampshire PUC will review the rate design for default service customers under a working group process to consider a variety of grid modernization efforts.

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Maine PUC Approves Supplier, Pricing for REC Add-On Product For Standard Offer Customers

The Maine PUC selected 3Degrees, Inc to supply and manage, for a five-year term beginning April 1, 2016, the Maine Green Power program, which is a REC add-on product offered to all distribution customers, including default service and competitive supply customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Luminant Completes Purchase of Two NextEra Combined-Cycle Plants in ERCOT

 

April 4

ERCOT Confirms Default of Retail Provider, POLR Mass Transition Averted

ERCOT said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that a REP defaulted on its financial obligations to ERCOT

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Delmarva Delaware SOS Rates To Fall 10%

Delmarva has filed with the Delaware PSC new SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2016, which are lower than the current rates

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Third Party Customer Data Providers Want ERCOT Voting Membership Without Stake In Market; Seek "Streamlined" Authorization For Customer Data

If responsibility of the Smart Meter Texas portal is transferred to ERCOT, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, "must establish a reasonable path to ERCOT Market Participant status for all interested Third Parties, where such Market Participant status confers the same voting rights and opportunities for redress as any other Market Participant enjoys currently," Mission:data Coalition, Inc. said in comments to the PUCT

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Closes on Acquisition of Retail Energy Supply Business

 

Delmarva-DE Comments Supporting POR Silent on Specific Implementation Timeline

Delaware stakeholders recently rehashed purchase of receivables in yet another round of comments concerning the proposed program, though what was most notable was the lack of any discussions from Delmarva regarding an implementation timeline to introduce POR should it be ordered by the PSC.

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RetailEnergyX: ConEd Rolls Out Utility-Partner Solar Offering

 

April 1

PUCO Requires FirstEnergy EDCs To File Application To Unbundle Default-Service Related Costs From Distribution Rates, In Accepting Default Service Procurement Plan, PPA Proposal

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has accepted with modification several non-unanimous stipulations which establish the process governing the FirstEnergy utilities' procurement of default service for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2024, and accepted as part of such electricity security plan (ESP) certain PPAs between the utilities and affiliated FirstEnergy Solutions generation

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PUCO Approves AEP Ohio PPA Stipulation Which Commits AEP Ohio To Seek Retail Market Enhancements (SSO Adder, Supplier Consolidated Billing, Referral Program)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a non-unanimous stipulation to implement AEP Ohio's sought PPA rider to support affiliated generation

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Discovers It's Been Overcompensating Generators For Two Years Due To Incorrect Outage Info Provided By Generators

 

Update: PUCO Approves Clearing Price From AEP Ohio March 2016 Default Service Auction

PUCO has approved results from AEP Ohio's March 2016 auction for a portion of default service supplies for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018

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March 31

Retail Supplier Promoting New Flat Bill Electricity Offer in Pennsylvania

An EGS has begun posting on PA Power Switch a flat bill electricity supply plan for residential customers that offers unlimited usage for a flat monthly price.

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Retail Supplier Launches Co-Marketing Partnership With Papa John's Stores in New York Tri-State Area

An ESCO and New York Tri-State Area Papa John's announced a new co-marketing partnership

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Texas City "Believed" It Had Original Jurisdiction Over Complaint Against Retail Provider, Now Reviewing Applicable Law

The City of McAllen, Texas said in a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it "believed" it had original jurisdiction over a complaint against a retail provider, but said that it is now in the process of "reviewing" the facts and applicable law to reach its "definitive" position.

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Texas Will Seek To Implement New Charge on Retail Providers In Distribution Cost Recovery Factor

 

Crius-Comcast Retail Supplier Receives License In New State
• Viridian Energy Receives License in New State

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Texas Staff Seek Comment on Use of Hand-held Electronic Device For Customer Enrollment Authorization, Verification; Set Workshop

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has issued a series of questions for comment in the rulemaking examining issues related to customer authorization, verification, and enrollment via hand-held electronic devices, including as used in door-to-door sales (Project No. 45625).

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Warns Of New Unhedgeable Uplift From PJM Proposal Regarding FTR Underfunding

 

Clearing Price From AEP Ohio March 2016 Default Service Auction Posted

AEP Ohio's March 2016 auction for a portion of default service supplies for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018 resulted in a tranche-weighted average price of winning bids of ...

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Merchant Generator Reaches $3 Million Settlement With FERC Over Alleged Manipulation

FERC has approved a $3 million settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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March 30

N.Y. PSC Staffer Says They Feel "Confident" That Additional ESCO Products Will Be Allowed on Interim Basis Between Lift of Stay and PSC Decision on Additional Compliant Products

During a collaborative meeting yesterday, a New York PSC Staffer said that they feel "confident" that, when a stay of the PSC's February 23 retail market reset order is lifted, there will be a period within which ESCOs will be able to continue to offer products that are not the two compliant products identified in the February 23 order, until issues associated with potential other compliant products are worked through.

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Formed By Three Recent Acquisitions, Edison Int'l Says Launch of New Broker-Consultant Edison Energy Fueled By Lack of "Trusted Partners" For C&I Customers

Edison International formally launched its new energy management, broker, and consulting company yesterday, Edison Energy, revealing that Edison Energy has made three recent acquisitions to jumpstart the business

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ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

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

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Tesla, Switch Backing Ballot Initiative To Require Retail Choice In Nevada

 

NEM Announces PSC Chairs, Commissioners to Address April Annual Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association has announced a slate of confirmed speakers for its 19th Annual Restructuring Conference, to be held April 13-15, 2016 in Washington, DC

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois May Examine ComEd Supply, Transmission Cost Allocation, Rate Design Used in Assigning Costs to Customers

 

Texas Demand Response Provider Would Pay $40,000 Under Settlement Regarding Alleged Failure To Adhere To Availability Factor Protocol

A Texas QSE would pay $40,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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N.Y. PSC Extends Deadline for Comments on Electric Choice on Long Island, Incorporates Issues From Retail Market Reset Order

The New York PSC has extended the comment period for issues related to electric choice on Long Island, due to the ongoing collaborative process addressing the broader February 23 retail market reset order

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March 29

N.Y. PSC Staff Admonishes ESCOs On Pricing Benchmarks; Says Utility Price Can Always Be Used If No Alternatives Developed

During a collaborative meeting yesterday concerning the New York PSC's retail market reset order, Staff of the New York PSC admonished ESCOs for focusing on challenges presented in developing pricing benchmarks to potentially be used to allow and evaluate ESCO products in the market, warning that if no alternative benchmarks are proffered by ESCOs, the utility price can always be used.

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ESCO Proposes $20,000 Assessment On N.Y. ESCOs

IGS Energy has proposed a $20,000 lump sum assessment on all New York ESCOs to pay for compliance and enforcement

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PUC To Consider Alternative To Current Default Service Structure, Seeks Comments

The Maine PUC said that it is considering alternatives to the current default service procurement and pricing structure at Maine Public Service (Emera Maine, Maine Public District, EM-MPD).

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RetailEnergyX: Gexa Energy Solutions and Deco Lighting Partnering To Offer Solutions To Businesses

 

Texas REP Seeks To Lift Suspension Of Certificate

Jade Energy, LLC filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for a REP certificate amendment to lift a suspension of its certificate, No. 10222, by showing compliance with various certification requirements

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Utilities Ask N.Y. PSC To Defer Consideration of Proposed Muni Aggregation From Alliance Representing 300 Municipalities Until Generic Order Adopted

The joint New York utilities have asked that the New York PSC defer consideration of another "demonstration" opt-out municipal aggregation until the PSC issues a generic order on municipal aggregation, and a report on the experience at the Sustainable Westchester pilot is developed.

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RetailEnergyX: Constellation and Powerhouse Dynamics Offer Commercial Customers Enterprise-Level Automated Energy Management with No Upfront Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Central Hudson Names Former Retail Energy Sales VP As CEO

 

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RetailEnergyX: NYISO Reports No Need For New Capacity Zone

 

March 28

Texas Retail Provider Stepping Back From Prepay Service

A Texas REP has ceased enrolling new customers, and will be transitioning existing customers to postpaid service

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N.Y. Utility: Retail Market Reset Order Ignored Administrative Burden on Utilities From En Masse Return Of Customers To Default Service, Seeks Rehearing

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation sought rehearing on the New York PSC's order requiring a "full stop" to the retail market, alleging that the order ignored administrative burdens which may be placed on utilities from a likely return of mass market customers to default service en masse, and stating that the order was not properly noticed with respect to its application to non-low-income customers

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NEM: N.Y. Reset Order Arbitrary For Disparate Treatment of Muni Aggregation Customers, Seeks Rehearing

The National Energy Marketers Association sought rehearing on the New York PSC's retail markets reset order, arguing, among other things, that the order was arbitrary for not subjecting service to mass market aggregation customers (both those in a pilot municipal aggregation and a long-running government run opt-in program) to the same restrictions applied to non-aggregation customers

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RESA, IGS Seek Clarification on Affirmative Consent Required Under N.Y. PSC Reset Order

The Retail Energy Supply Association and IGS Energy sought rehearing of the New York PSC's retail markets reset order, and in such petition also sought clarification of the affirmative consent required under the order to move customers to certain compliant products

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Announces Lowest Default Service Rate in 18 Years

 

Comcast, Crius Relaunch Retail Energy Offers

NRG Acquires Customers of APNA Energy

Choice Coming to New Texas Service Areas

TXU Affiliate "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pa.

Columbia Choice Program Terminated

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