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CCEF Requests that Conn. Suppliers Be Subject to Additional Labeling for Renewable Products
Connecticut competitive electric suppliers offering products with renewable content beyond the RPS should be required to conform their products to the labeling and disclosure requirements of the Connecticut Clean Energy Options program, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund said
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Conn. DPUC Revokes Turris Associates Aggregator License
The Connecticut DPUC has revoked the license of Turris Associates LLC to operate as an electric aggregator, finding that Turris, "has failed to comply with the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. §16-245(l)(5)."
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EDF Offers to Buy Constellation Stake of UniStar if Put Option Not Exercised
EDF has offered to buy Constellation Energy's 51% share of nuclear venture UniStar at "fair market value," but only if Constellation does not exercise a put option that would compel EDF to buy a dozen older, mostly fossil fueled plants from Constellation for $2 billion.

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Young Energy Seeks Postponement of Prepay Proposal for Publication Filed by PUCT Staff
Young Energy LLC, which offers prepaid service without the use of a customer prepayment device or system, opposed PUCT Staff's draft proposal for publication which would eliminate the offering of prepaid service without the use of a customer prepayment device or system

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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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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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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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Smitherman Recommends Allowing AllStar Revocation Case to Proceed to Hearing
PUCT Chairman Barry Smitherman has recommended that the Commission reject a proposed settlement between AllStar Energy (TexRep 5 LLC) and Commission Staff concerning AllStar's application for an amended REP certificate and Staff's counter-petition to revoke AllStar's certificate, with Smitherman recommending that SOAH proceed with the revocation case
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Integrys Energy Services, Duke Energy Generation Services Partner on Distributed Solar
Integrys Energy Services, Duke Energy Generation Services, and Smart Energy Capital announced the launch of a partnership to build and finance distributed solar projects throughout the U.S.

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PUCT Staff Draft Preliminary Order Would Find No Per Se Waiver of §25.107 Exists for Small REPs
Under a draft preliminary order proposed by PUCT Staff, the Commission would determine that a limited load or customer count do not per se constitute good cause for a waiver from any of the requirements set forth in P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.107(f) or (k).  

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TexRep6 Seeks Stay of Revocation Proceeding
TexRep6, LLC said that it has hired Sequoia Advisors to meet the risk management and other technical fitness requirements of PUCT Subst. R. 25.107, but still has not completed financing to meet the financial requirements of §25.107.  

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Briefly (for 10/14/10)
• NetGain Energy Advisors Receives Maryland Gas Broker License

• ERCOT Hosting Additional Nodal Workshop for REPs

• Capitol Area Energy Seeks Texas Aggregation License
• PUCT Approves Withdrawal of Lahey & Partners REP Certificate

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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 Names 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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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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Energy Choice Matters, October 14, 2010

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