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Md. OPC Requests Inquiry into Independent Contractor Licensing Question, Plus Review of Consumer Protection Regs
The Maryland Office of People's Counsel recommended that the Maryland PSC, "open a generic inquiry into the question [of] whether  independent representatives require separate broker licenses," due to the rise of network marketing and similar models by competitive energy suppliers and brokers.  
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Direct Energy Launches Residential Offer at Duquesne Light
Direct Energy Services has expanded its residential electric marketing to the Duquesne Light area.
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National Fuel Gas Distribution Files Cash-Out Revisions in New York
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation has filed with the New York PSC several proposed changes to its cash-out policies.
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AEP Energy Partners Files NPRR to Eliminate Requirement for Wind QSEs to Submit 7-Day Forecast in COP
AEP Energy Partners has submitted Nodal Protocol Revision Request 281 to eliminate the requirement that Qualified Scheduling Entities representing Wind-powered Generation Resources (WGRs) must provide a 7-day forecast in their Current Operating Plan (COP).  
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Calif. PUC Seeks Proposals on Access to Customer Data
An assigned commissioner's ruling from California PUC Commissioner Nancy Ryan in the PUC's review of third-party access to electricity usage data directed the state's investor-owned utilities to describe current practices for providing customers with access to usage and pricing information ...
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PUCT Denies Dallas REP Application as Rules Do Not Apply to Municipal Corporations
Consistent with a Staff recommendation, the PUCT dismissed with prejudice the application of the City of Dallas to obtain an Option 2 REP certificate because P.U.C. Subst. R. §25.107(a), governing the certification of REPs, expressly does not apply, "to the state, political subdivisions of the state, electric cooperatives or municipal corporations."
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PPL Electric Files Time of Use Default Service Option for 2011-2013
PPL Electric Utilities has filed at the Pennsylvania PUC a modified Time of Use generation rate program to cover the period January 1, 2011 through May 31, 2013.
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NYISO Files to Correct Over-mitigation Contained in Current Buyer-Side ICAP Market Power Rules
The New York ISO has filed at FERC proposed tariff revisions to address the "unintentional consequences" -- specifically over-mitigation -- present under previously approved mitigation rules designed to guard against the exercise of buyer-side market power in the In-City ICAP markets.
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NYSEG Notes Consequences from Delay on Metering Error Petition
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation informed FERC of several considerations in favor of action on a petition relating to NYSEG and Niagara Mohawk metering errors which prompted a partial settlement which has been sitting at the Commission for about a year, in Docket EL09-26.
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PUCT Staff Seeks Revocation of TexRep6, Vantage Power Services Certificates
Lahey & Partners Seeks to Relinquish REP Certificate
D.C. OPC Seeks Delay of AMI Deployment Until Comprehensive Customer Education Plan Developed
South Jersey Subsidiaries to Pay $950,000 to Settle Alleged Violations of FERC Gas Open Access Rules
RRI Energy to Pay $750,000 to Settle Alleged Violations of FERC Gas Open Access Rules
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September 28, 2010
Energy Choice Matters is in the midst of transitioning to a free publication providing competitive energy professionals with the most timely and comprehensive coverage of retail and wholesale electric and gas markets.  In the next week or so, ECM will be debuting a series of new content and resources in addition to our traditional daily newsletter.  Due to the demands of the newsletter, these additional features aren't yet ready to go-live but hopefully will be in the next week.  Keep checking with us, and in the meantime enjoy the unparalleled coverage of ECM.  
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News Aggregation:

Toledo Blade: Gas suppliers in Ohio cry foul over rival's name change 9/28/10

Hunterdon Democrat: High Bridge (NJ) Contracts with Viridian 9/28/10

Portland Press Herald: Gov. Candidate Criticizes ISO-NE

Granby (CT) News: Selectmen Urged to Promote Electric Choice 9/28/10

Energy Choice Matters, September 28, 2010