Brighten Energy, TXU Affiliate, Receives Pennsylvania Electric License

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The Pennsylvania PUC granted Brighten Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings and affiliate of TXU Energy, an electric generation supplier license to serve all customer classes in all service areas.

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Briefly (for 11/5)

• SouthStar Energy Services Seeks Md. Gas Supply License

• Ambit Energy Receives Pa. Electric License
• Paetec Energy Marketing Corp. Receives Pa. Electric License

• Utility Management Corporation Receives Pa. Broker License

• UI Reports October Migration Statistics
• World Energy Reports First Quarterly Profit As Publicly Traded Company
• TXU Offering iThermostat in CenterPoint Territory
• Entergy Exploring Sale of Vermont Yankee
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Just Energy to Pay $111,000 in Ohio Settlement Regarding Complaints, License Renewal

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Just Energy have entered into a stipulation to resolve customer complaints received by PUCO, and Staff's earlier recommendation to suspend Just Energy's gas supplier certificate

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Green Mountain Targeting Northeast, C&I Expansion

Updated November 5

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 in reporting earnings.

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November 4
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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Pa. PUC Approves PECO Gas POR, Leaves Uncollectibles in Base Rates

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved PECO's natural gas Purchase of Receivables program as recommended by an ALJ, with uncollectibles associated with both competitive supply and sales service remaining in base rates

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Pa. PUC Approves Supplier Marketing Guidelines, Allows Door-to-Door Sales

The Pennsylvania PUC said that it has approved interim guidelines for marketing and sales practices for electric generation suppliers and natural gas suppliers

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Pa. PUC Approves POR at T. W. Phillips Gas, Upon Supplier Request

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a settlement in T. W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co.'s rate case under which T. W. Phillips will institute a Purchase of Receivables program upon the request of competitive suppliers

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dPi Energy Agrees to Consent Order in Texas, Would Pay $104,250 Fine

dPi Energy has agreed to the entry of a consent order under which it would pay an administrative penalty of $104,250 for its non-compliance with 27 provisions of the Substantive Rules as alleged by Staff

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November 4

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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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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