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More than Eight in 10 Pennsylvanians Support Alternative Default Service Supplier, Direct Energy Survey Finds
Some 84% of Pennsylvania electric customers support, "allowing a company other than the utility company," to provide default electricity supply if all of the current consumer protections remain in place, according to a poll by Zogby International ...
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Ohio Power Seeks Nonbypassable Charge to Collect Plant Retirement Costs
Ohio Power Company has petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to impose a new nonbypassable charge on all distribution customers to recover costs related to the earlier than expected retirement of Unit 5 at the Philip Sporn Plant
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PJM Seeks to Remove Certain Facilities from Marginal Loss Calculation
PJM has filed tariff changes at FERC to eliminate from the PJM marginal loss calculation model all lower voltage facilities that PJM does not control or operate for congestion or reliability, as well as generator step-up transformers ("GSU") that are metered on the "high side" that the Market Seller owning or controlling that GSU has requested be removed from the loss calculation.
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Illinois Collaborative Releases Smart Grid Report; Court Strikes ComEd Recovery of Certain Smart Grid Charges
The Illinois Statewide Smart Grid Collaborative has filed a report with the Illinois Commerce Commission providing a detailed analysis of the issues surrounding the development of a smart grid in Illinois.
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CenterPoint Suggests Alternative of Setting Additional Discretionary Charges at Zero
CenterPoint Energy does not believe that the disconnect/reconnect charges for customers with provisioned advanced meters should be reduced to zero prior to the reduction of other discretionary charges ... but has alternatively suggested that all discretionary charges which will eventually be reduced to zero could be set at zero now ...
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Columbia Gas of Pa. Seeks to Apply BTU Content Adjustment to Monthly Billing MCFs
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania has filed a modification to Tariff Rule No. 15 - Measurement, to provide for a BTU content adjustment to the monthly determination of a customer's billing MCFs in addition to existing adjustments for pressure and temperature.
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CAISO, Parties File Settlement Regarding Assignment of Costs Created by Market Participant Defaults
The California ISO, several California generators, and the state's major investor-owned utilities have filed a settlement at FERC governing the allocation of payments required of market participants to cover defaults in the CAISO market.  
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PUCT Approves Additional Trade Names for E-Now, L.P.
DPUC Draft Would Renew Community Energy REC License
Ameren Illinois Utilities Complete Integration
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September 28, 2010
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