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BlueStar Energy Releases PECO Residential Pricing
BlueStar Energy Solutions has released pricing for PECO residential electric customers.  Additional Pa. Residential News Inside ...
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Ontario Energy Board Releases Regulated Price Plan Generation Rates
The Ontario Energy Board released Regulated Price Plan (RPP) electric commodity rates that take effect November 1, 2010.
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Constellation Protests SECA Compliance Filing
Constellation Energy has protested the Seams Elimination Charge Adjustment compliance filing (ER10-2283 et. al.) of the PJM transmission owners due to establishment in the compliance filing of SECA sub-zones in the AEP-East zone for "Wolfhills" and "Bristol, Wolfhills" that ...
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Md. Staff Recommend Commission Note IGS Filing to Use Columbia Retail Energy Trade Name

Peevey Agenda Decision Would Lengthen Cap on REC Usage, Set Cap at 30%

Direct Energy Touts Poll Showing Support for Alternative Default Service Supplier in Pa.

ComEd Seeks to Ratebase Smart Grid Pilot

AEP to Merge Ohio Power, Columbus Southern Power

Calif. PUC Issues Draft to Determine Cost Effectiveness of Demand Response
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Champion Energy, Energy Cooperative of Pa. Announce PECO Residential Pricing
Champion Energy Services and the Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania are among the suppliers which have announced pricing for their entry into the PECO residential electric market.
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Pa. PUC Issues Guidelines for Release of Default Service Procurement Results
The Pennsylvania PUC has endorsed "consensus" views regarding the release of electric default service procurement information.
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RESA Seeks Interim Pa. Guideline Governing Use of Utility Name/Logo by Unaffiliated Supplier
The Retail Energy Supply Association has asked the Pennsylvania PUC to adopt interim guidelines, to be followed by a subsequent rulemaking, to develop standards governing the use, by a competitive supplier, of a non-affiliated distribution company's name and/or logo.  
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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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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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Constellation Enrolls Over 10,000 Residential Customers in New Jersey
Constellation NewEnergy has enrolled more than 10,000 New Jersey residential electric customers at Public Service Electric & Gas and Jersey Central Power & Light since launching service in the territories in September
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License Briefs
• Muirfield Energy Seeks Pa. Broker License

• Affinity Energy Group Seeks Pa. Broker License

• DaCott Energy Management Receives Maine Broker License

• Best Practice Energy Receives Maine Broker License

• Energy Edge Consulting Receives Ohio Broker License

• Stream Energy Withdraws Michigan Gas Supplier Application

• Major Energy Services Withdraws Michigan Gas Supplier Application
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Northeast Utilities, Nstar Agree to "Merger of Equals"
Northeast Utilities and Nstar yesterday announced that both companies' Boards of Trustees have unanimously approved a definitive stock for stock "merger of equals."
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PG&E Says Acceptance of Six-Month Notices of Intent from Legacy Direct Access Eligible Customers Complied with PUC Order
Pacific Gas & Electric said that its acceptance of six-month Notices of Intent from legacy direct-access eligible customers during the period between March 11, 2010 and April 11, 2010 complied with the California PUC's order regarding the direct access load cap and its own tariffs
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Staff Says PUCT Intended to Prohibit Political Subdivisions from Obtaining REP Certificates
The PUCT, in SUBST. R. 25.107, "intended to prohibit a political subdivision from obtaining certification as a REP, and the rule should be interpreted accordingly," Staff said in opposing a rehearing request by the City of Dallas concerning the Commission's denial of the City's REP application
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Northern Indiana Fuel and Light Seeks to Offer Choice Program Mirroring NIPSCO
Northern Indiana Fuel and Light would offer retail natural gas choice to customers as part of its merger into affiliate NIPSCO
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Mass. AG Seeks Hearing on Purchase of Receivables Terms and Conditions
The Massachusetts Attorney General asked the Massachusetts DPU to require competitive suppliers and the electric distribution companies to submit witness testimony and exhibits, with discovery and cross examination on such evidence, to support their respective positions regarding Purchase of Receivables
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PUCT Staff Posts Corrected Final POLR Designations
PUCT Staff posted revised 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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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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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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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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Energy Choice Matters, October 19, 2010