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Pa. PUC "Looking At" Home Rule Opt-Out Aggregation Question
The Pennsylvania PUC's law bureau is "looking at" the issue of home rule municipalities conducting opt-out municipal aggregations under their home rule charters.
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Rendell: Direct Energy Auction Proposal Deserves Consideration
Direct Energy's retail auction proposal to serve mass market customers at what would be the combined FirstEnergy Corp.-Allegheny Energy distribution companies in Pennsylvania should be considered "carefully," Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said in a keynote to a National Energy Marketers Association roundtable
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SCMC Says National Fuel Gas Distribution Imbalance Changes Are "Unreasonable"
The Small Customer Marketer Coalition has opposed several tariff revisions filed by National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. in New York to modify its treatment of imbalances for STBA service.
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Peevey Agenda Decision Would Make REC Limit on ESPs Retroactive
The agenda decision of California PUC President Michael Peevey, which would place a cap on tradable REC usage for RPS compliance by electric service providers, would retroactively apply this limit effective as of March 11, 2010 (the effective date of the earlier tradable REC decision, D.10-03-021) ...
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EDF Trading Purchases Minority Stake in Champion Energy Services
EDF Trading has purchased a minority interest in Champion Energy Services, LLC and has expanded its existing supply arrangement with Champion.  
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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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Briefly (for 10/19/10)
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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AEP Expects $53 Million Negative Impact from Migration in 2011
AEP expects customer migration in Ohio to negatively impact 2011 earnings by $53 million (7¢ per share), as it forecasts customer migration increasing to 14% of sales at Columbus Southern Power.
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Citing ESCO Opposition to Funding, NiMo Proposes to Shelve Remote Account Number Access Plan
Niagara Mohawk has proposed that it not implement its plan to provide customers with remote access to their account numbers at this time due to the lack of agreement among ESCOs to fund implementation
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Maine PUC Opens Investigation of Central Maine Power Standard Offer Uncollectibles, Collection Practices
The Maine PUC has initiated an investigation of Central Maine Power Company's credit and collection practices and how such practices and related accounting methods may have influenced CMP's Standard Offer-related uncollectible balances and write-offs
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ERCOT Board Certifies Full Nodal Systems Ready for Go-Live
ERCOT's Board of Directors yesterday certified that all nodal systems meet the readiness criteria to proceed with the Dec. 1 nodal market go-live.
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Briefly (for 10/20/10)
• Ambit Energy Hoping for Pa. Entry in Q1 2011

• Nordic Energy Launches Agent Portal

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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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Energy Choice Matters, October 20, 2010