West Penn Power Files to Institute Charge of $6 Per Utility Consolidated Bill

West Penn Power has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC changes to its electric generation supplier (EGS) coordination tariff to, among other things, institute a new charge of $6 per utility consolidated bill per month to recover programming costs for the new Purchase of Receivables program

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Maryland PSC Takes Affinity Energy Management Broker Application Under Advisement, Staff Recommends $22,500 Fine

The Maryland PSC took under advisement the application of Affinity Energy Management for an electric broker license after Staff recommended granting the license, and fining the broker $22,500 for its operations in the state prior to licensure.

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Integrys Energy Services Narrows Adjusted Loss

Integrys Energy Services narrowed its adjusted loss for the quarter at $500,000, versus an adjusted loss of $4.7 million for the third quarter of 2009.  Parent Integrys Energy Group will hold an earnings call today; a full report will follow tomorrow.

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Superior Plus Reports Lower Gross Profit

Updated November 4
Superior Plus reported lower gross profit from its fixed-price energy services segment of $6.9 million, versus $7.9 million a year ago (all figures Canadian), on lower gas volumes and unit margins, partially offset by higher electric volumes from increased commercial sales.  

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November 3

AEP "Looking" to Expand Competitive Retail Supplier to Texas, Eastern Markets

AEP anticipates expanding its newly formed competitive retail supplier, AEP Retail Energy, beyond Ohio, where the retailer was initially formed to be defensive against customer migration to non-affiliated suppliers at Columbus Southern Power.

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Detroit Edison Seeks to Defer Increased Revenue Requirement Caused by Electric Choice

Detroit Edison has asked the Michigan PSC to delay the recognition of the recent increase in electric choice in setting base rates in its newly filed rate case, assuming the Commission retains the Choice Invective Mechanism (CIM) with certain modifications

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SouthStar Energy EBIT Lower on Reduced Margins, Churn

AGL Resources' retail energy operations segment, consisting primarily of SouthStar Energy Services, reported a third quarter 2010 EBIT loss of $9 million, compared with a loss of $2 million in the third quarter of 2009.

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November 2
Dominion East Ohio to Limit Prices Under Backstop Monthly Variable Rate Commodity Service

Dominion East Ohio has filed tariff changes which would limit the rate that competitive suppliers could charge under the tariffed "Monthly Variable Rate Commodity Service," which serves as a backstop for customers whose competitive supply contract is not renewed.

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Briefly (for 11/2)

• MXenergy Submits Statement of Intent to Offer Prepaid Service Using CPDS in ERCOT

• North American Power Enters PECO, BGE Residential Markets

• Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania Adds 100% Renewable Product at PECO

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Allegheny Power Posts Maryland Type II Rates

Allegheny Power has posted updated Type II generation rates in Maryland as a result of the recent SOS procurement.

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ConEdison Solutions Margins Lower

ConEdison Solutions reported a net loss of $7 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2010, versus net income of $51 million a year ago, on mark-to-market losses as well as lower retail electric margins.

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November 1

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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Flash: Green Mountain Targeting Northeast, C&I Expansion

One of Green Mountain Energy's initial priorities under NRG ownership is "targeted" geographic growth, specifically, to serve customers in northeast deregulated markets who demand sustainable energy, NRG Energy announced this morning in reporting earnings.

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

Dominion Retail has filed a petition for a declaratory order from the Pennsylvania PUC finding that implementation of opt-out municipal aggregation programs, for home rule municipalities or otherwise, is illegal in the absence of an act of the General Assembly authorizing such activity

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License Briefs (for 11/4)

• Exelon Energy Seeks Authority to Serve Residential, Small Commercial Customers in Pennsylvania

•  Nu Energy Solutions Seeks Ohio Broker License
• Early Bird Power Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Flagship Solutions Seeks Illinois ABC License

• Paetec Energy Seeks Md. Gas License

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(for 11/4)

• Viridian Energy to Start Signing PECO, Duquesne Customers Nov. 22

•  ALJ Denies TexRep6 Motion to Say Revocation Proceeding
• RRI Energy Earnings Improve

• CL&P Reports Standard Service Suppliers

• Priority Power Management Opens Abilene Office, Hires Two for Business Development
• PUCT Issues REP Certification Written Order
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PUCT Staff Asks Commission to Address Questions Related to DCRF

PUCT Staff has asked the Commission to address several questions regarding Project No. 38298, Rulemaking Related to Cost Recovery by Electric Utilities of Distribution Costs, during the November 10 open meeting.

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November 3

Peoples Natural Gas Files to Offer Purchase of Receivables in Pennsylvania

Peoples Natural Gas has proposed offering a Purchase of Receivables program as part of its newly filed rate case with the Pennsylvania PUC

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Pepco, Delmarva File Updated Maryland SOS Rates

Pepco and Delmarva filed new Maryland residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2011, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2011.

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Kentucky LDCs Oppose Mandatory Gas Choice Program

The majority of local distribution companies in Kentucky argued that natural gas choice would not provide benefits to customers and opposed any mandate that LDCs offer a choice program, in post-hearing briefs in the Kentucky PSC's investigation of small volume choice

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November 2

Maryland PSC Posts Electric Migration Statistics for September

The Maryland PSC has posted electric migration statistics as of September 30, 2010.

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RESA Asks Delaware PSC to Impose RPS Impact Limits on All Load Serving Entities

The Delaware PSC should revise its regulations to permit the freezing of the minimum cumulative percentage requirements for the RPS and solar RPS carve-out for all electric service providers, not only Commission-regulated utilities, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the PSC

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License Briefs (for 11/2)

• Vanguard Energy Services Seeks Illinois Gas Supplier License

• Glacial Natural Gas Seeks to Expand Pennsylvania Supplier License

• Major Energy Electric Services Seeks Maryland Electric Supplier License

• Conn. Draft Would Grant Electric License to Mint Energy

• Better Cost Control Seeks Ohio Electric Broker License

• Power Brokers, LLC Receives Ohio Broker License

• LBE, LTD Seeks Illinois ABC License

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ICC Staff Favor Using Rider UF for ComEd POR Uncollectibles Factor

Illinois Commerce Commission Staff said that they have no objection to using the system average uncollectible factor found in Commonwealth Edison Rider UF if the Commission elects to impose a single discount rate on all customer classes under ComEd's Purchase of Receivables program.

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Energy Choice Matters, November 4, 2010


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