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PUCT Staff Proposal Would Prohibit Offering of Estimated Prepay Products
PUCT Staff have filed a proposal for publication in Project 38675 for new Subst. R. §25.498, governing prepaid service, under which REPs would be prohibited from offering prepaid service unless the REP uses a customer prepayment device or system
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N.Y. PSC Staff Opposes True-Up to Uncollectible Rate in NiMo MFC Charge
New York PSC Staff have opposed Niagara Mohawk's request to include a true-up of the uncollectible rate included in the electric Merchant Function Charge, which would also be used in setting the Purchase of Receivables discount rate
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Georgia Marketers Seek Three-Day Disconnect/Reconnect Process at AGL
Several retail natural gas suppliers have asked the Georgia PSC to consider implementing a permanent three day standard for Atlanta Gas Light to follow in regard to connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting customers, including monthly reporting of the service level standards
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FirstEnergy Solutions Stepping Up Michigan Marketing to Position Customers in Load Cap Queue
FirstEnergy Solutions has launched a marketing effort in Michigan to sign customers and place customers into the current queue to switch to retail access.
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Constellation "Unable" to Continue with Calvert Cliffs 3 Loan Guarantee Process, Citing Credit Costs
Constellation Energy on October 8 informed the U.S. Department of Energy that it cannot move forward with the loan guarantee process regarding UniStar Nuclear Energy's Calvert Cliffs 3 loan guarantee application because, "the proposed terms and conditions are unworkable."
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Viridian Seeks to Expand Pa. Electric License
Santanna Natural Gas Receives Ohio Gas License
Atmos Energy Marketing Seeks Expanded Pa. Gas License
• FERC Raises Price Caps in WECC
• EFH to Take $4 Billion Impairment Charge on Lower Prices
• Boston Generating Asset Sale to Proceed

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Illinois ALJ Recommends Rejection of Flat Fee to Recover ComEd POR Implementation Costs
An Illinois ALJ has recommended that Commonwealth Edison's Purchase of Receivables discount rate be established solely as a fixed percentage discount off of a supplier's receivables, with no flat per-bill charge as proposed by ComEd
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NRG Confirms Pennwyise Power to be Separate from Reliant, Aimed at Cost Conscious Customers
NRG Energy confirmed Friday that, as suggested in its REP certificate amendment, Pennywise Power LLC will be a distinct brand apart from Reliant Energy and will essentially operate as a discount or value retailer (though NRG did not endorse any specific term to describe Pennwyise)
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United Illuminating Releases September Migration Statistics
United Illuminating posted migration statistics for the period ending September 30, 2010
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Pennsylvania OCA Posts Migration Statistics as of October 1
The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate posted electric migration statistics as of October 1
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AllStar Agrees to Settlement Amendments Sought by PUCT Commissioners
AllStar Energy (TexRep 5 LLC) has entered into an amended settlement with PUCT Staff under which Staff would withdraw its petition for revocation of AllStar's certificate and recommend ...
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Md. PSC Seeks Additional Info from Utility Choice International
The Maryland PSC issued letter orders finding that the Commission requires additional information to rule on the pending electric and natural gas broker applications of Utility Choice International, LLC, and directed the company to answer several questions.  
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