Ambit Energy Announces Maryland Residential Offers

Ambit Energy's previously announced expansion into the Maryland resident market is on schedule for a November 1 start for enrollments, and Ambit has announced product offerings for the campaign.
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Migration Negatively Impacts PSEG Power Earnings by $5 Million

Customer migration away from Basic Generation Service negatively impacted PSEG Power earnings by $5 million in the third quarter, parent PSEG reported yesterday.
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Conn. Post Reports: Sales Agent Marketing Energy Door-to-Door Charged with Sexual Assault

The Connecticut Post has reported that a sales agent marketing energy supplies door to door in Bridgeport has been charged with sexually assaulting a potential customer after a sales call.
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Allegheny Merchant Generation Adjusted Earnings Flat

Allegheny Energy's Merchant Generation unit reported essentially flat adjusted earnings of $62.0 million for the third quarter, versus $61.1 million a year ago.
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FirstEnergy Solutions Supplied Nearly 81% of Sales in Affiliated Ohio Territories in Third Quarter

FirstEnergy Solutions supplied nearly 81% of retail sales in its affiliated franchised utility territories in Ohio, parent FirstEnergy Corp. announced in reporting third quarter earnings.
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License Briefs (for 10/27)

• Constellation Approved to Serve Residential Customers at ComEd

• PUCT Approves Certificate Amendment for Pennywise Power

• Synergy Power Solutions Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Single Source Energy Solutions Registers as N.H. Aggregator
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BGE Stresses Need for November 1 Effective Date for Standard Electronic Transactions for Gas Market

Although a working group report has suggested that the Maryland PSC allow natural gas distribution companies to use proposed new standard electronic transactions effective December 1, Baltimore Gas & Electric reiterated in a filing with the PSC that it needs the effective date of the new standards on its system to be November 1.  
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Briefly (for 10/27)

• Ambit Launches Product Aimed at Small Commercial Customers in ERCOT

• ICC Withdraws Proposed Electric Consumer Protection Rules due to JCAR Timeline

• Taylor Consulting & Contracting to Officially Launch Philly Buying Power

• BlueStar Energy Solutions Lowers Residential PECO Pricing

• Md. PSC Sets Hearing on Impact of PJM Proposals on AMI Business Cases

• Mich. PSC Approves Consumers Energy Choice Incentive Mechanism Reconciliation

• FERC Approves PPL Acquisition of E.ON U.S.
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Non-Unanimous Settlement Filed in Pennsylvania FirstEnergy-Allegheny Merger Proceeding

FirstEnergy Corp., Allegheny Energy, and a total of 18 parties have filed a non-unanimous stipulation that would resolve the companies' merger proceeding before the Pennsylvania PUC  
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ERCOT Requests to Use Nodal Charge Revenues for Post Go-Live Nodal-Related Activities

ERCOT has requested that the PUCT approve the use of previously approved Nodal Surcharge revenues to pay for expenses associated with the transition to the nodal market that ERCOT will incur after the planned December 1, 2010 nodal market go-live date
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PECO to Raise Residential Generation Rates Oct. 28

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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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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Reliant Receives Maryland Electric License


Additional License Briefs

• Etheredge Partners Receives Md. Broker License

• Open Market Energy Receives Md. Broker License, Fined $100

• U.S. Sun Energy Receives Md. Broker License

• Capitol Area Energy Receives Texas Aggregator License

• Power Brokers LLC Receives Md. Broker License
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Georgia PSC Authorizes Additional Service Techs at AGL to Speed Service Connections

The Georgia PSC adjudicated Atlanta Gas Light's rate case at its meeting yesterday, authorizing a $26.7 million increase in AGL's revenue requirement, compared with AGL's requested $48.2 million increase
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Rendell Backs FirstEnergy-Allegheny Settlement; Consumer Coalition Formed to Support Retail Auction

A coalition called Energy Consumers First has been formed which, "seeks to give Pennsylvania's energy consumers a stronger voice in utility issues, including how the upcoming expiration of rate caps is handled in Western Pennsylvania for customers of Allegheny Power, Met-Ed and Penelec."  
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Briefly (for 10/28)

• Md. PSC Approves Nov. 1 Start for Standard Electronic Gas Market Transactions at BGE

• SCANA Energy Seasonal Loss, Customer Count Flat

• AOBA Alliance Officially Launches PECO Brokering

• Calif. ALJ Allows Comment Period on Latest Peevey Tradable REC Proposal

• Conn. Draft Would Approve Acquisition of CNG, SCG by UIL Holdings

• FERC Rejects TC Ravenswood Tariffs Related to Fuel Oil Cost Recovery

• Tres Amigas Enters Agreement to Firm Renewable Energy
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Conn. DPUC Provides Confirmation Requested by UI on Default Service Procurement Issues

The Connecticut DPUC has granted three clarifications or affirmations requested by United Illuminating relating to the procurement of Last Resort Service (LRS) and Standard Service .
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N.Y. AG: ESCO Consumer Bill of Rights Should Reference Power to Choose

The New York ESCO Consumer Bill of Rights should refer customers to information about their alternatives for energy services supplied by the PSC on the New York Power to Choose website, the New York Attorney General said in comments to the PSC
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EDF, Constellation Reach Agreement on UniStar Sale, Put Option

EDF S.A. and Constellation Energy announced that the companies have reached a comprehensive agreement that restructures the companies' partnership, eliminates the outstanding put option, and establishes the full ownership of UniStar Nuclear Energy by EDF
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License Briefs (for 10/26)

• Pennywise Power Amendment Filing Advances

• LD Energy Seeks Pa. Broker License

• Devonshire Energy Receives D.C. Electric License

• Paetec Energy Seeks. D.C. Gas Broker License

• Amerex Brokers Seeks D.C. Broker Licenses

• Open Market Energy Seeks D.C. Broker License

• Reliable Power Alternatives Corp. Seeks D.C. Broker License
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Ontario Energy Board Denies Requested Relief Regarding Renewal Transition Period

The Ontario Energy Board denied the relief requested by several competitive energy suppliers regarding the treatment of renewals during the period in which the Board has yet to finalize new disclosure statements required to be provided to customers in order to perform automatic renewals
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Briefly (for 10/26)

• Champion Energy Lowers PECO Residential Pricing

• Utility Expense Reduction Officially Launches N.Y. Gas Service

• Grueneich Files Tradable REC Alternate

• StarTex Commits To Not Pass-Through Nodal Charges to Customers

• Usource Reports Higher Sales Margin

• FERC Approves PJM Opportunity Cost Tariff Revisions
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PPL Posts Estimated Prices to Compare for 2011

PPL Electric Utilities has posted estimated prices to compare for the period January 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.
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Energy Choice Matters, October 28, 2010


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