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Pa. ALJs Deny Motion to Strike Direct Energy Auction Proposal from FirstEnergy-Allegheny Merger Case
Two Pennsylvania ALJs have denied West Penn Power and FirstEnergy Corp.'s joint motion in limine to exclude from the record in their merger proceeding before the PUC certain expert testimony filed on behalf of Direct Energy Services.
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Illinois Power Agency Submits Final Proposed Procurement Plan to ICC
The Illinois Power Agency submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission (10-0563) its final proposed plan for the procurement of electricity for non-hourly default service customers at Commonwealth Edison and the Ameren utilities for the period June 2011 through May 2016.
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PUCT Directs Staff to Modify AllStar Energy Settlement
The PUCT directed Staff to seek modifications to a settlement with AllStar Energy under which Staff would withdraw its petition to revoke AllStar's REP certificate ... as the Commission was concerned that the settlement did not provide enough assurance that AllStar would comply with Commission rules.
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Md. PSC Defers Action on Utility Choice International Broker Applications
The Maryland PSC deferred action on the electricity and natural gas broker applications of Utility Choice International, LLC, which the Commission considered at yesterday's administrative meeting.  
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PUCT Approves Settlements Governing Penalties for Accent, Penstar, and Gexa Regarding Compliance
The PUCT approved separate settlements under which Accent Energy (38550), Penstar Power (38596), and Gexa Energy (38632) will pay various administrative penalties to resolve allegations from Staff that each has violated several provisions of the Substantive Rules.
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Commercial Energy Seeks Show Cause Order Against PG&E Regarding Administration of Direct Access Cap
Commercial Energy of Montana, under proceeding R. 07-05-025, petitioned the California PUC to issue an order to show cause to Pacific Gas & Electric directing PG&E to demonstrate, "why it should not be deemed out of compliance with the Commission's Decision (D.) 10-03-022, regarding implementation of the reopening of Direct Access (DA)."
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Initial Decision Finds No Manipulation by Importing Capacity Suppliers in ISO-NE
An initial decision from a FERC ALJ finds that the Connecticut parties have failed "in the extreme" to prove their market manipulation allegations against several capacity suppliers.
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OCC Asks PUCO to Issue Cease and Desist Order to IGS Regarding Columbia Retail Energy Trade Name
The Ohio Consumers' Counsel petitioned PUCO to require Interstate Gas Supply to, "immediately cease and desist from using the trade name 'Columbia Retail Energy' and the Columbia logo until such time as there is a final determination as to whether the use of the Columbia trade name and logo is unfair, misleading, deceptive, or constitutes unconscionable acts or practices."  
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PUCT Approves Revised TCRF Rule
The PUCT approved without modification Staff's proposal for adoption to amend the Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (TCRF) rule, which will allow distribution service providers to include in their TCRF charged to REPs an adjustment that reflects the under- or over-recovered TCRF transmission costs accumulated over a prescribed six-month period
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EDF Trading North America Receives Maryland Gas License
Bmark Energy Receives Maryland Broker License
Interstate Gas Supply in Process of Becoming Approved Supplier at BGE
PUCT Approves Order Dismissing Gexa Variable Rate Complaint
South Portland, Maine, Weighing Self-Supplying Load, Offering Service to Residents
PUCT Staff Files Brief Opposing Waiver of Subst. R. 25.107(f)
Fire Fly Electricity Seeks to Relinquish REP Certificate
Utilities Saving Services Withdraws Texas Aggregator License
PUCT Issues Written Deferred Payment Plan Order
ICC Forms Plug-In Vehicle Initiative
PGE Withdraws Requested Waiver from Competitive Bidding Rules
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