Duke Energy Ohio "Leaning" Towards Market Rate Offer

Duke Energy is "leaning" towards filing for a Market Rate Offer (MRO) to govern the provision and pricing of Standard Service Offer supplies for non-shopping customers in the Duke Energy Ohio territory beyond 2011, CEO James Rogers said

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FERC Refuses to Order Rebilling for NYSEG/NiMo Metering Errors

Rejecting recommendations from Trial Staff, FERC denied requests from NYSEG to require the New York ISO to rebill certain charges dating back 10 years to correct metering errors from both NYSEG and Niagara Mohawk

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North America Power Partners to Pay $500,000, Disgorge Profits, for Allegedly Enrolling ILR Customers Without Authorization, Offering Unavailable Resources

FERC has accepted a settlement which compels North America Power Partners to pay a civil penalty of $500,000 and disgorge $2.2 million, plus interest, in unjust profits, relating to FERC Enforcement Staff's allegations that North America Power Partners engaged in a fraudulent scheme or artifice committed with scienter related to several demand response activities (IN09-6).

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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: 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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Gateway Energy Services Releases PECO Residential Pricing

Gateway Energy Services is offering Rate R customers a six-month fixed rate of 8.9¢/kWh through June 30, 2011, the first residential offer to break the 9¢ barrier in the PECO territory for service in 2011.

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Acceleration in TXU Customer Churn Continues

TXU Energy's residential customer churn accelerated further in the quarter ending September 30, 2010, as TXU lost 30,000 residential customers (net) versus June 30, 2010.

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Briefly (for 10/27)

• Starion Energy Seeks Maryland Electric License
• NetGain Energy Advisors Receives Virginia Aggregation License

• PUCT Staff Revise NOV Against dPi Energy, Allege Non-Compliance with Advance Payment Protection

• FirstEnergy Solutions Offering Discounts to ChamberChoice Members

• Rapid Power Management Officially Launches Pa. Brokering

• DPUC Approves UI Procurements

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PPL Supply Earnings Higher

PPL's Supply unit reported higher earnings from ongoing operations of $260 million in the third quarter, versus $124 million a year ago

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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

• 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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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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Energy Choice Matters, October 29, 2010


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