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Gulf Oil, Cumberland Farms Subsidiary, Seeking Connecticut Electric Supplier License
Gulf Oil Limited Partnership has applied for a Connecticut electric supplier license.  Notably, Gulf Oil Limited Partnership has applied to serve residential customers in addition to commercial and industrial customers.
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FirstEnergy Solutions Offering Residential Electric Supply at Penelec, Marketing "Steelers Offers"
FirstEnergy Solutions has signed a five-year contract to supply electricity to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field for a five-year term beginning April 2011, and is offering residential electric supply under what it labeled online as "Steelers Offers" to customers in three western Pennsylvania territories.
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FERC Approves Additional Mitigation Measures Applicable to Rest of State N.Y. Generators Dispatched for Reliability Under Certain Conditions
FERC accepted tariff revisions from the New York ISO that provide for the mitigation of generators in the Rest-of-State region that can exercise market power when they are committed  to maintain reliability ...
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U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Entergy Dispatch, Other Competitive Issues
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil investigation into competitive issues concerning certain practices and policies of the Entergy utility companies ...
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FERC Opens Section 206 Proceeding on Shell Energy's Market-Based Rate Authority in AEP-West
FERC has opened a section 206 proceeding to determine whether Shell Energy North America (US), LP's market-based rate authority in the Central and Southwest balancing authority area remains just and reasonable ...
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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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BlueStar Energy Solutions Receives Massachusetts Electric License

Energy Plus Holdings LLC Receives Illinois Electric License

Additional License Briefs
• Ideal Promotions Seeks Illinois ABC License
• Intelligen Resources Seeks Illinois ABC License
• Capital Energy Seeks Illinois ABC License
• Best Practice Energy Seeks Maine Broker License
• PUCT Approves Trade Name Changes for Infinite Energy
• PUCT Approves Withdrawal of GTC Energy Certificate
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Rendell Opposes FirstEnergy-Allegheny Merger, Cites Competitive Harm
Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell yesterday called on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to deny the merger application of FirstEnergy Corp. and Allegheny Energy, warning that the proposed transaction could harm competition in electricity markets at a time when prices are rising, while also eliminating jobs in Pennsylvania.
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ConEd, Competitive Affiliates Seek Finding that Competitive Solar Projects Won't Create Vertical Market Power
Consolidated Edison,  Consolidated Edison Development, and other affiliates have requested a ruling from the New York PSC that 200 MW of renewable energy projects to be developed and owned by the competitive affiliates in the ConEd/O&R service area will not be reviewed under the Vertical Market Power Policy Statement ...

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Trans-Elect, Google Pursuing Up To 6,000 MW Undersea Transmission Line off Mid-Atlantic Coast
Trans-Elect, with sponsors Good Energies, Google, and Marubeni Corporation, is pursuing development of a 6,000 MW undersea transmission cable that would link Hampton Roads, Virginia with New Jersey
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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 Advocated posted electric migration statistics as of October 1
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Energy Choice Matters, October 13, 2010

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