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TXU Affiliate Seeks Pennsylvania Electric License to Serve Mass Market
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An affiliate of TXU Energy has applied for a Pennsylvania electric generation supplier license to serve all customer classes, including residential customers, in all service areas.
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Central Hudson Files Clarifications to Gas Balancing, Settlement
Central Hudson has filed with the New York PSC several gas tariff amendments to clarify the daily balancing requirement and revise the monthly balancing and semi-annual settlement provisions contained in the company's retail access program.  
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Detroit Edison, Consumers Energy File 2011 PSCR Factors
Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy have filed PSCR plans for the year 2011 with accompanying PSCR Factors   
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Briefly (for 10/6/10)
• Dash Energy Seeks Pa. Broker License
• Total Energy Resources Seeks Pa. Broker License
• Power Brokers Seeks Ohio Broker License
• Integrity Energy Receives Maine Broker License
• ERCOT Eliminates 37 Positions
• AEP Ohio to Sign Long-Term Contract for Nearly 50 MW of Solar
• SJF Ventures Invests in Community Energy to Support Solar Projects
• Shipley Energy Seeks to Transfer License to New Corporate Entity
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UI Seeking Alternate Form of LRS Pricing, Asks DPUC for Confirmation of Goal of Standard Service
United Illuminating has implemented a change under which it will solicit an alternative, indexed pricing methodology for Last Resort Service bids, and also asked the Connecticut DPUC to confirm that the foremost goal in Standard Service procurements is a competitive price, rather than adhering to a strict laddering schedule
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O&R Posts New Electric POR Rate, Uncollectible Components for MFCs
Orange & Rockland has filed with the New York PSC updated uncollectibles factors to be used in the electric Purchase of Receivables discount rate and Merchant Function Charges.  
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Maryland PSC Staff Says FirstEnergy-Allegheny Merger Will Reduce Retail Competition
The FirstEnergy Corp.-Allegheny Energy merger, "will reduce retail competition, not enhance it, and may lead to higher competitive prices for electricity, directly harming PEC [Potomac Edison] ratepayers," Maryland PSC Staff said in testimony in the FirstEnergy-Allegheny merger proceeding
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Stakeholders Urge PUCT to Defer Consideration of ERCOT Admin. Fee
Several stakeholders urged the PUCT not to adjust the design of the ERCOT System Administration Fee (SAF) ahead of potential action by the legislature in the 2011 session in response to the Sunset Commission report, while TXU Energy said that the current mechanism for charging the fee appropriately provides REPs with rate certainty.
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Court Remands Suit Against Stream, Reverses Earlier Dismissal
Updated  10:25 a.m. Est with Stream statement
A U.S. Appeals court has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a suit against Stream Energy, and remanded the suit back to district court.
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N.J. BPU Eliminates Retail Margin, Expands Hourly Pricing
The New Jersey BPU eliminated the retail margin of 5 mills per kilowatt-hour added to all Basic Generation Service sales for customers at or above 750 kW, during its board meeting yesterday
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Maryland Consumer Advocate, State Agencies Urge Long-Term Contracts Under SOS to Mitigate "Harm" from RPM
Arguing that PJM's Reliability Pricing Model is causing "harm" to Maryland ratepayers, several Maryland consumer advocates and state agencies have urged the PSC to implement a managed portfolio process for ensuring adequate electric supplies for ratepayers, with provisions for long-term contracting for new capacity, in comments in the PSC's investigation into RPM (PC 22).
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Clearview Electric Offers to Not Enroll New Customers; Provide Reduced Bond Under Requested §25.107 Waiver
Clearview Electric has explicitly offered to not add any new customers to its ERCOT book as part of its request for a temporary waiver of the new financial requirements under P.U.C. SUBST. R. §25.107(f), it said in a brief supporting its request (38446).  
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About 20% of Vectren Delivery Customers Leaving the SCO Remain with SCO Supplier
Only 7.5% of Standard Choice Offer customers at Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio have moved to a non-SCO product since being assigned to an SCO supplier on April 1, 2010, a report from the Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio found.
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Maryland PSC Posts August Electric Migration Statistics
The Maryland PSC has posted electric migration statistics as of August 31, 2010.
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Nearly 80% of Michigan Customers Support Electric Choice, Poll Shows
Some 79% of Michigan residents said that homeowners and businesses should be able to select their electric company, just as they choose their telecommunications and natural gas providers, according to a recent poll by Marketing Resource Group.
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CenterPoint Intervenes in dPi Energy Amendment Docket, Says Sure Electric Owes $310,000
CenterPoint Energy has moved to intervene in the application of dPi Energy for an amendment of its REP certificate to reflect new ownership (37917), alleging that the application proposes to permit an owner of another retail electric provider which defaulted on more than $310,000 in charges owed to CenterPoint to become an owner of dPi Energy.
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September 28, 2010
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News Aggregation:
Baltimore Sun: PSC Open to Reviewing SOS Price Comparison Regs (Again)

East Valley Tribune (AZ): Corporation Commission Candidate Urges Deregulation

The Cooperator: Choosing an ESCO

Toronto Star: Electricity rates: Ontario ill-served by shrill debate

Del. News Journal: Offshore wind faces political blowback


Energy Choice Matters, October 6, 2010

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