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PECO Releases Electric Price to Compare Information for Jan. 1, 2011
PECO has released expected electric Prices to Compare for the period starting January 1, 2011, reflecting results from all of the wholesale full requirements procurements as well as Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards compliance costs.
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Reliant Energy Receives Pennsylvania Electric License


Other License Briefs

• Gexa Energy Receives Expanded Pa. Electric License to Include Residential Service

• AP Gas & Electric Receives Pa. Electric License

• AOBA Alliance Receives Pa. Broker License

• Price Point Energy Receives Pa. Broker License

• Early Bird Power Receives Pa. Broker License

• Manhattan Energy Receives Pa. Broker License

• Tomorrow's Utilities Receives Pa. Broker License

• Energy Savers Inc. Receives Expanded Pa. Broker License
• Pa. PUC Defers Consideration of Mondre Energy Broker Application
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NEM Releases Final Agenda for Pennsylvania Roundtable, Rendell to Keynote
The National Energy Marketers Association has released a final agenda for its upcoming fall leadership roundtable in Harrisburg, Pa. on October 19.  The roundtable will focus on the Pennsylvania electric and gas markets, including a review of Purchase of Receivables, the unbundling/SEARCH process, and consumer protection standards, among other topics.
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Pa. PUC Denies OSBA Request to Require Direct Energy to Seek Approval of Pike County Pricing
The Pennsylvania PUC denied, 4-1, the Office of Small Business Advocate's request for rehearing of the PUC's decision allowing Direct Energy to retain, without affirmative action by the customer, the customers it currently serves under the aggregation program at Pike County Light & Power if those customers do not select a return to default service or another supplier
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PUCT Adopts Modified Preliminary Order Regarding Clearview Waiver Request
The PUCT adopted a modified preliminary order concerning Clearview Electric's petition for a waiver of the financial requirements of Subst. R. 25.107(f)
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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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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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IDT Energy Reports Higher Fourth Quarter Income, Starts Growing Book Again
IDT Energy recorded higher income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2010 (ending July 31, 2010) of $5.6 million, up from $5.0 million a year ago, on higher electric revenues.
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PUCT Staff Posts Final POLR Designations
PUCT Staff posted final designations of non-volunteer POLRs for the 2011-12 term, along with the designation of the POLR responsible for the Electricity Facts Label.  
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Pa. PUC Approves Settlements Requiring Direct Assignment of Capacity at UGI CPG, PNG
The Pennsylvania PUC approved settlements in the 1307(f) rate investigations of UGI Central Penn Gas (R-2010-2172922) and UGI Penn Natural Gas (R-2010-2172928) which provide for the transition to mandatory direct capacity assignments to suppliers
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Anderson Suggests Requiring Pre-Approval Only if Acquiring REP is Not Licensed or Not in Good Standing
The PUCT yesterday deferred action on Staff's proposal for adoption concerning changes to the REP certification rules which would require Commission pre-approval of any changes in control
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Pa. PUC Approves Increase in PECO Retainage Rate
The Pennsylvania PUC approved a settlement in PECO's 1307(f) Purchased Gas Cost rate investigation which requires PECO to increase the retainage volume adjustment for natural gas transportation service customers from 2.5% to 2.8% for a period of one year commencing December 1, 2010
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Briefly (for 10/15/10)

• Ontario Confirms New Supplier Marketing Standards

• PUCT Rejects Settlement, Directs AllStar Cases to Proceed to Hearing

• Smitherman to Lead Review of State Estimator Data Release Question

• PUCT Issues Prepay Proposal for Publication for Comment
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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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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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Energy Choice Matters, October 15, 2010

Fall Leadership Roundtable
October 19, 2010
Harrisburg, PA

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