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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.