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Illinois ALJ Drafts Interim Order of Withdrawal for Electric Customer Protection Rules
An interim order which would withdraw proposed electric consumer protection rules in Illinois is set for consideration by the Illinois Commerce Commission on October 26 (Docket 09-0592), prompted by ...
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License Briefs
• AlphaBuyer Seeks Pa. Electric Broker License

• Aspen Energy Seeks Pa. Broker License

• Ballard Engineering Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Choice Energy Services Retail Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Energy Professionals LLC Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Solo Energy Solutions Seeks Illinois ABC License

• U.S.E.C. Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Power Brokers Seeks Pa. Gas Broker License
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Briefly (for 10/21/10)
• PPL EnergyPlus Wins CL&P Last Resort Service Load

• PUCT Staff Opposes TexRep6 Motion for Stay of Revocation Proceeding

• DPUC Approves CL&P Standard Service Procurement Results

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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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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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PECO to Transition to Backcast Energy Scheduling for Supplier Requirements
PECO has proposed changes to its Electric Generation Supplier (EGS) tariff to modify the process for estimating a supplier's load requirements.
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CL&P Posts September Migration Statistics
Connecticut Light & Power posted migration statistics for the month of September 2010.
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Volunteer Energy Urges Md. Approval of Utility Choice International Broker Applications
The Maryland PSC's delay of Utility Choice International's licenses as a natural gas and electric broker is, "causing Volunteer [Energy] a great deal of harm," in its entry into the Maryland market ...
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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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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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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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Energy Choice Matters, October 21, 2010