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PUCT Staff Draft Proposal for Adoption Would Maintain Current Limit of Five Trade Names for REPs
PUCT Staff have filed a draft proposal for adoption concerning amendments to the REP certification rules under Subst. R. 25.107 which eliminates the earlier proposal to limit a REP to a single assumed name on its certificate
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Viridian Energy Seeks Pennsylvania Gas Supplier License
Viridian Energy PA LLC applied for a Pennsylvania natural gas supplier license to serve all customer classes, including residential customers.   
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Mass. DPU Orders Nstar to Modify, Re-file Proposed Changes to Nstar Green Rates
The Massachusetts DPU has denied Nstar's petition to revise the adders applicable to the Nstar Green product, and will require Nstar to propose a method for calculating, and schedule for updating, its wholesale energy market price forecasts used to set the adders
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Reliant to Pay $50,000 Under Settlement with PUCT Staff Relating to Compliance Audit
Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC would pay an administrative penalty of $50,000 under a settlement with PUCT Staff to resolve Staff's allegations that Reliant was not in compliance with 14 provisions of the Substantive Rules.
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City of Dallas Petitions for Rehearing of Dismissal of REP Application
The City of Dallas moved for rehearing of the PUCT's recent decision to deny the city an Option 2 retail electric provider certificate, on the grounds that the Commission does not have authority to exclude municipal corporations from obtaining REP certificates.
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PSNH Sees Little Need for Supplemental Energy, Capacity Purchases in IRP due to Migration
Given Public Service of New Hampshire's current level of migration, PSNH is not proposing any additional supply resources in its integrated resource plan, except for small scale renewable distributed generation resources, if found to be economic.
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TXU Cites "Interesting" Retail Developments in Pennsylvania
“We are always watching and monitoring other states and have seen interesting retail competition developments in several states including
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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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Reliant Receives D.C. Electric License


Reliant Texas Affiliate Changes Name to Pennywise Power

The District of Columbia PSC granted Reliant Energy Northeast LLC an electric supplier license to serve commercial and industrial customers.  
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Meadville, Pa., Adopts Municipal Opt-Out Aggregation Plan Proposed by FirstEnergy Solutions
The City of Meadville, Pennsylvania, has approved a municipal opt-out electric aggregation program proposed by FirstEnergy Solutions, according to the Meadville Tribune.  
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RBS-Sempra to Sell Wholesale North American Power, Gas Operation to JP Morgan
Sempra Energy and The Royal Bank of Scotland announced yesterday that they have agreed to sell most of the remaining assets of RBS Sempra Commodities, including the North American wholesale gas and power trading business, to JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp. for approximately $220 million.
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Briefly (for 10/8/10)
• Gexa Offering Free Month of Electricity for Enrollment on 24-Month Wind Plan

• FERC Opens Smart Grid Standards Docket
• PUCT Staff Posts Draft Submetering Disconnection Proposal for Publication
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Connecticut OCC Seeks to Define Agent as Including Multi-Level Marketers
The term "agent" as used in proposed Connecticut electric marketing standards should be defined to include multi-level marketers, the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel said in an initial brief.
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DPUC Seeks Comments on Future of Clean Energy Options Given Competitive Renewable Plans
The Connecticut DPUC has sought comment on whether the Connecticut Clean Energy Options program should continue in light of renewable offers made by competitive retail suppliers.
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Penstar Would Pay $6,000 Fine Under Settlement with PUCT Staff Relating to Customer Verification
Penstar Power, L.L.C. would pay an administrative penalty of $6,000 under a settlement with PUCT Staff to resolve a Staff investigation concerning Penstar's compliance with P.U.C. Subst. R. 25.474, concerning selection of a retail provider and P.U.C. Subst. R. 25.480, concerning bill payment requirements

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FTC Proposes to Add Renewable Energy, Carbon Offsets to Green Marketing Guidelines
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims to address the marketing of renewable energy and carbon offsets

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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:
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 8, 2010

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