Maryland PSC Opens Investigation of Licensing Independent Contractors, Other Channels

The Maryland PSC will consider whether persons selling electricity or gas on behalf of electricity and gas brokers or suppliers licensed in Maryland, but not directly employed by the licensed brokers or suppliers, should be licensed.

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Briefly: ComEd Reports Weighted POR Uncollectibles Factor

• Dynegy Narrows Loss on Lower Impairment Charges
• Acclaim Energy Advisors Opening Ohio, New Jersey Offices

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Lateef to Place Ownership of dPi Energy in Trust

Zahed "Ed" Lateef, owner of dPi Energy, LLC, intends to divest 100% of the ownership of dPi held by members of the Lateef family so that dPi Energy can receive an amendment to its REP certificate which is currently being contested by Staff ...

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November 8
Dominion Retail, Stream Energy, Verde Energy Launch PECO Residential Offers

Dominion Retail, Stream Energy, and Verde Energy USA Inc. have announced pricing for residential electric supply at PECO.  Stream also released pricing at PPL.

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Champion Energy to Start Offering Residential Service at ComEd in January

Champion Energy, LLC said that it intends to start offering residential electric service to customers at Commonwealth Edison starting in January 2011

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IDT to Pursue Spin-Off of Retail Energy Supplier with Other Energy Businesses

IDT Corporation's Board of Directors has directed management to pursue a spin-off of its Genie Energy division, which includes competitive retail supplier IDT Energy.

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DPUC Issues Notice of Violation to Starion, Intends to Assess $70,000 Fine

The Connecticut DPUC issued a Notice of Violation and Assessment of Civil Penalty against Starion Energy for what the Department said were violations of Connecticut General Statutes §§ 16-245o(e), 16-245o(h), and 16-245(g)(2), relating to, among other things, authorization for customers switches and notice of the rescission period

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Mirant Reports Lower Adjusted Net Income

Mirant reported adjusted net income of $86 million for the third quarter of 2010, versus $238 million a year ago, on lower realized value of hedges ...

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November 5

Brighten Energy, TXU Affiliate, Receives Pennsylvania Electric License

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 $110,000 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 this morning in reporting earnings.

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South Jersey Energy Company Reports Higher Adjusted Earnings

South Jersey Energy Company reported adjusted earnings of $400,000 for the third quarter of 2010, versus break-even results in the year-ago quarter.

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TXU, OPC Oppose Redesign of TNMP Customer Charge

TXU Energy and the Office of Public Utility Counsel separately opposed Texas-New Mexico Power's proposal to cover 50% of the revenue requirement for residential and Secondary < 5 kW customers through a fixed customer charge

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IURC Approves NIPSCO Settlement, NIPSCO to Maintain Current Market Practices Pending Code of Conduct

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved without modification a unanimous settlement in the gas rate case of Northern Indiana Public Service Company which requires NIPSCO to not alter its current market practices and policies in connection with its competitive products ...

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November 8
Pa. PUC Still Looking at Whether Third Party Contractors Require License

The Pennsylvania PUC has extended the period for its consideration of whether third party contractors who conduct marketing and sales activities on behalf of licensed electric generation suppliers (EGSs) and natural gas suppliers (NGSs) should also be licensed

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BGE Files New Type II SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-moth period beginning December 1, 2010

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Briefly (for 11/8)

• Oasis Energy Seeking Pennsylvania Gas License

• GearyEnergy Seeking Maine, Ohio Electric Licenses
• Meadville “Blindsided” by Declaratory Order Petitions Filed by Retail Suppliers
• Texas ALJ Won’t Act on Dallas REP Certificate Rehearing Request

• MXenergy Advertising Via Cable VOD

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PUCT Issues Written Order on State Estimator Data

The PUCT has issued a final written order concerning amendments to Subst. R. 25.505, specifically concerning the release of the ERCOT State Estimator Report upon implementation of the nodal market

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BGE Files Supplier Tariff Revision to Clarify Tax Responsibilities

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed revisions to its electric supplier coordination tariff to, "clearly reflect the responsibilities of the Company and the [retail] Supplier with regard to billing and collection of taxes."

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November 5

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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