RESA Seeks Order from Pennsylvania PUC Declaring Home Rule Opt-Out Aggregations Illegal

The Retail Energy Supply Association has filed a petition at the Pennsylvania PUC for a declaratory order regarding the ability of home rule municipalities to conduct opt-out aggregations under the current legislative regime

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Constellation Looking to Expand Residential Marketing

Constellation NewEnergy is "look[ing] to expand our participation in the residential markets by 2012," Kathleen Hyle, COO of Constellation Energy Resources, said during an earnings call Friday.

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First Choice Power Reports Lower Earnings on Expected Margin Compression

First Choice Power reported lower ongoing earnings of $12.8 million for the third quarter of 2010, versus $18.3 million a year ago, on expected margin compression partially offset by lower bad debt expense and increased commercial sales

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Acceleration in TXU Customer Churn Continues

Updated November 1

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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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
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Met-Ed, Penelec Post Prices to Compare for Period Beginning January 1, 2011

Met-Ed and Penelec posted Prices to Compare for service rendered from January 1, 2011 through February 28, 2011.

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Maryland Bid Monitor Raises Concern on Decreased Participation in SOS RFPs

Although the RFPs were judged to be sufficiently competitive, Boston Pacific renewed concerns about participation in the Maryland SOS auction for residential and Type I supplies.

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Dominion Retail EBIT Lower

Dominion Retail reported EBIT of $14 million for the third quarter of 2010, versus $19 million a year ago.

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DPL Energy Resources Serving 95% of Migrated Sales at Dayton Power & Light

For the three months ending September 30, 2010, DPL Energy Resources supplied approximately 1.338 billion kWh of the total 1.397 billion kWh supplied by competitive retail providers within affiliate Dayton Power & Light's service territory, parent DPL Inc. said in a 10-Q.

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NextEra Energy Resources Earnings Rise

NextEra Energy Resources reported third quarter net income on a GAAP basis of $386 million, compared with $212 million in the prior-year quarter.  

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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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Briefly (for 10/29)

• 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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Energy Choice Matters, November 1, 2010


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