PUCT Staff Oppose Higher TNMP Customer Charge

PUCT Staff have opposed Texas-New Mexico Power’s proposal to raise the monthly customer charge for the Residential and Secondary Less Than or Equal to 5 kW customer classes, in filing direct testimony in TNMP's rate case

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License Briefs

• MXenergy Seeking to Serve Illinois Residential Electric Customers
• GearyEnergy Seeks Maryland Electric License
• Rapid Power Management Seeks Ohio Broker License
• Intelligen Resources Seeks Maine, Maryland Broker Licenses
• Bmark Energy Seeks Ohio Broker Licenses
• Resource Energy Systems Seeks Maine Broker License
• Mint Energy Receives Connecticut Electric License
• Patch Energy Services Receives D.C. Broker License
• ResCom Energy Withdraws Ohio License Application
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CRA International Posts Winning Bidders from FirstEnergy Ohio Auction

CRA International has posted the winning bidders from the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities' recent auction for Standard Service Offer supplies

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November 16

Duke Energy Ohio Seeks Approval of Market Rate Offer for Default Service Customers

Duke Energy Ohio has proposed a market rate offer to procure and price the electric supplies of Standard Service Offer (SSO) customers for the period beginning January 1, 2012, with the rate design including a potentially nonbypassable generation cost reconciliation rider

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N.Y. Utilities Seek Additional Marketing Regulations for ESCOs

The joint New York utilities have recommended changes to the Uniform Business Practices (UBPs) beyond the currently pending changes addressing door-to-door sales ...

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Calif. PUC Draft Would Set Rules for Utility Convergence Bidding Participation

The California PUC has issued a proposed decision which would adopt upfront standards for investor owned utilities (IOUs) to participate in convergence bidding in markets operated by the CAISO

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November 15
Spark Energy, Respond Power Begin Offering Residential Electric Service at PECO

Respond, Clearview Enter PPL Residential Market

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Pa. PUC to Not Allow Customers to Restrict All Information from Customer Lists

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted a final order Friday establishing interim guidelines for eligible customer lists (ECL) to be made available to electric generation suppliers by electric distribution companies

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RESA Opposes Affirmative Customer Consent Requirement for N.Y. Renewals

The New York PSC should not require the express consent of customers for ESCOs to renew such customers, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments regarding the proposed ESCO Consumer Bill of Rights and related changes to the Uniform Business Practices

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November 12
Briefly: BGE Files to Remove Minimum Stay with Gas Supplier

• GearyEnergy Receives Maine Electric License
• UI Reports Default Service Suppliers

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WMECO Files New Basic Service Rates

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has filed default service rates for the six-month period beginning January 1, 2011 for small customers, and the three-month period beginning January 1, 2011 for large customers.

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November 11
Pennsylvania PUC Orders EDCs, Suppliers Not to Switch Any Customers Pursuant to Opt-Out Aggregations Until Further Notice

FirstEnergy Solutions seeks order that PUC approval not required for opt-out aggregations

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Direct Energy PECO Offer to be Supported by Extensive Marketing, Ad Campaign

Direct Energy will be using a full array of marketing and advertising channels to support its new PECO residential electric offers, said Cory Byzewski, Vice President for Direct Energy's residential business.

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Interstate Gas Supply, RESA Reach Settlement on Trade Name Issue in Pennsylvania

Interstate Gas Supply said it has reached a settlement in principle with the Retail Energy Supply Association regarding IGS Energy's use of the trade name Columbia Retail Energy in Pennsylvania

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Columbia Gas of Pa. Seeks to Change to WACOG Methodology for Storage Inventory

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania has sought approval from the Pennsylvania PUC to revise its accounting methodology for gas in storage inventory from an annual last-in/first out (LIFO) methodology to the weighted average cost of gas (WACOG) methodology

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From the Archives (first reported by Matters on Sept. 21)

MXenergy Offering Rewards Debit Card to Georgia Variable Customers

MXenergy has launched a Savers Club program and card in the Georgia gas market

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November 16
Direct Offering Residential Electric Service at PECO, Duke Energy Ohio

Direct Energy has launched fixed rate residential electric offers at PECO and Duke Energy Ohio with no termination fees.

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Calif. PUC Draft Would Exclude Billing, Collection Costs from PG&E Core Brokerage Fee

The California PUC has issued a proposed decision which would adopt a core brokerage fee $0.025 per decatherm at Pacific Gas & Electric

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Briefly: MXenergy Seeking Illinois Electric License

• CL&P, UI File New Default Service Rates
• New Jersey Long-Term Contracts Bill Advances
• Reliant, TXU Offering $300 Incentives
• BostonGen to Proceed with Sale to Constellation
• Compete Coalition Issues Migration Paper

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WGL Holdings Invests in Residential Solar Installer

WGL Holdings, Inc. has executed a $50 million solar system investment agreement with California-based residential solar system installer, American Solar Direct Inc.

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November 15

MXenergy Reports Wider Loss on Lower Gas Gross Profit, SSO Timing Mismatch

MXenergy reported a net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2010 (first quarter of fiscal 2011) of $23.4 million, versus a loss of $10.2 million a year ago.

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Staff Calls ComEd POR Uncollectibles Calculation Inconsistent with Ameren Precedent

Commonwealth Edison's most recent calculation of a combined uncollectibles factor to be used in the Purchase of Receivables discount rate for all customer classes appears to have been calculated, "in a manner that is not consistent with the calculation used by Ameren Illinois ...," Illinois Commerce Commission Staff said in response to ComEd's filing.

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Briefly (for 11/15)

• Intelligen Resources Seeks Ohio Broker License
• Prospect Resources Receives Maryland Broker License, Fined $100

• Energy Acceptance Corp. Receives Maryland Broker License
• Spark Energy CEO Keith Maxwell Named Ernst & Young Energy Entrepreneur of the Year

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November 12
Reliant Energy Announces Expansion to Several Retail Markets in PJM

As first reported by Matters more than three months ago, Reliant Energy is entering several retail electric markets in PJM.

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PUCT Discusses Path for Cities to Act as REPs

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