PECO to Raise Residential Generation Rates Oct. 28
Updated 10/25

As part of a reconciliation of the competitive transition charge, PECO is raising its residential generation rates effective October 28, according to a tariff supplement filed with the Pennsylvania PUC
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PUCT Declines to Require Pre-approval for REP Changes in Control

The PUCT declined to modify the REP certification rules to provide that a REP must seek pre-approval for the change in control of a REP or REP certificate
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PUCO Approves FirstEnergy Ohio SSO Procurement

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio accepted the results of the first of six wholesale auctions that will determine FirstEnergy Ohio's Standard Service Offer rates from June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2014.
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Ontario Retailers Say Lack of Final Disclosure Documents Constraining Renewals

Several retail energy suppliers have informed the Ontario Energy Board that their renewal activities will be constrained by the lack of new final regulations governing the renewal process
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Briefly (for 10/25)
• West Penn Power Completes Default Service Procurements
• Pa. PUC Releases Comparison of Capped Rates, Market Prices
• Calif. ALJ Sets Nonbypassable Charge Prehearing Conference
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FERC "Reforms" RTO Credit Rules, Increases Costs to End Users
Under the guise of reform, FERC issued an order on RTO credit policies which will increase end users' costs for generation service by millions of dollars annually
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Oasis Energy Seeks Pa. License, Begins Offering Residential Service at BGE
Oasis Power, LLC (d/b/a Oasis Energy) applied for a Pennsylvania electric generation supplier license to serve all customer classes, including residential customers, in all service areas.  
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Pa PUC Approves Waiver of Load Cap at UGI for Remainder of Current Default Service Term
The Pennsylvania PUC approved on a permanent basis UGI Utilities' request to amend its default service plan to reflect to following changes ...
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Smitherman Opposes Proposed REP Change in Control Provision
PUCT Chairman Barry Smitherman reiterated his opposition to draft proposed rule §25.107(i)(3), which would require Commission pre-approval for REP changes in control (37685).  
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FERC Clarifies Order Relating to California CHP Procurement Obligation
FERC clarified its decision regarding the California PUC's Combined Heat and Power purchase obligation and associated pricing to hold that ...
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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 Brief (for 10/21)
• 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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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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PPL Posts Estimated Prices to Compare for 2011
Updated 10/25

PPL Electric Utilities has posted estimated prices to compare for the period January 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.
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Maryland Working Group Files Standard Electronic Transactions for Gas Market

A Maryland working group has submitted a Maryland Gas Standard manual to implement standard electronic transactions for the retail gas market required by RM 35.
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Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Files Complaint Against Interstate Gas Supply

Maryland PSC Notes Trade Name

The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel, along with two gas marketers and other parties, filed a complaint against Interstate Gas Supply at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio concerning IGS' use of the Columbia Retail Energy trade name
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Exelon Generation Adjusted Earnings Lower

Exelon's Generation unit reported adjusted earnings of $499 million for the third quarter of 2010, versus $504 million a year ago, on lower energy gross margin largely due to ...
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Pa. PUC Approves Penn Power Default Service Plan Which Includes POR Requirement
The Pennsylvania PUC approved, without modifications to the provisions impacting retail access, a settlement regarding default service at Penn Power which will, among other things, require Penn Power to institute a non-recourse Purchase of Receivables program
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License Briefs (for 10/22)
• Reliable Power Seeks Pa. Electric License

• Start-up Great American Power Seeks Pa. Electric License

• University of Pennsylvania Receives Pa. Electric License

• Pa. PUC Grants Volunteer Energy Expanded Gas License

• APN Starfirst Receives Pa. Electric License

• Emex, LLC Receives Pa. Broker License

• Mondre Energy Receives Pa. Broker License

• Pa. PUC Approves New License for E Source Companies
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FERC Approves Duke Ohio PJM Integration Plan, Dismisses Capacity Price Concerns
FERC approved Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky's plan to exit the Midwest ISO and join PJM and conditionally accepted the Duke companies' proposed Fixed Resource Requirement (FRR) Integration Plan
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Briefly (for 10/22)
• Columbia Gas Seeks Rehearing of Maryland POR Order, Submits Revised Compliance Plan
• FERC Staff Issues RTO Metrics

• FERC Finds PJM Governance Conforms to Order 719
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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," it 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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Energy Choice Matters, October 25, 2010


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