NRG Announces Pricing for Electric Vehicle Plans, Details of REP Involvement Still in Works
Updated Nov. 19
Interaction between NRG’s eVgo plan and the customer’s REP are still being worked out

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N.Y. Approves Central Hudson Plan to Expand Hourly Pricing Cutoff to 300 kW
The New York PSC approved without modification Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation's plan to expand mandatory hourly pricing to non-shopping S.C. No. 2 customers with demand greater than 300 kW
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Champion Energy Services Would Pay $30,000 Under Settlement with PUCT Staff to Resolve Compliance Audit
Champion Energy Services would pay $30,000 under a settlement with PUCT Staff to resolve allegations from Staff that Champion violated 12 provisions of the Substantive Rules relating to consumer protection
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FERC Briefs
• FERC Issues Variable Resource Integration NOPR
• FERC Eliminates Regional Discretion in Bulk Power System Definition
• FERC Opens Section 5 Investigation of Two Pipelines
• FERC Issues Enforcement Report
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November 18
TXU Affiliate Brighten Energy "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pennsylvania in 2011

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Brighten Energy, the new affiliate of TXU Energy which has been licensed to supply electricity in Pennsylvania, says on a newly launched website that it "will" offer electric supply to Pennsylvania residential and business customers in select territories in 2011.

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Reliant Affiliate Pennywise Power Begins Offering Service at CenterPoint
Pennywise Power, the new value brand launched by NRG Energy, has begun offering service in the CenterPoint service area.

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Constellation Extends N.J. Residential Electric Offers
Constellation Energy is extending its New Jersey residential electric offers at Public Service Electric & Gas and Jersey Central Power & Light, and has already signed more than 16,000 customers ...

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• ERCOT Board Approves Shadow Price Cap Methodology
• ERCOT Board Approves Revisions to Provide for Flexibility in DAM Collateral Requirements

• ERCOT Board Approves Budget with Flat System Fee

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November 17

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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Briefly: Starion Energy Seeks Pennsylvania Electric License
• Clearview Electric Seeks Illinois Electric License
• Intelligen Resources Seeks Pa. Broker License, Receives Maine License
• Clear Energy Solutions Seeks Ohio Broker License
• Sunset Advisory Staff Recommends Continuing PUCT, Assigning PUCT Authority Over Gas, Water Utilities
• PUCT Opens Project on SPP Transmission
• Ambit Tops Dallas 100; Xencom, LPB Also Ranked
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Ontario Energy Board Fines Summitt Energy Management $299,000 for Consumer Protection Violations

The Ontario Energy Board has issued an administrative penalty and costs totaling up to $299,000 against Summitt Energy Management related to sales agent activities that the Board found contravened the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
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N.Y. PSC Revises RPS Program, Allows Participation of Behind-the-Meter Generation
The New York PSC has adopted further revisions to its RPS program, including an expansion in the definition of qualified biomass, and a change in determining the economic development impact from some projects competing in the RPS solicitations.
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November 18

N.Y. ALJs Would Maintain NiMo Electric POR as Non-Recourse
Two New York ALJs have recommended that the New York PSC deny Niagara Mohawk's proposal to use a true-up mechanism for commodity-related uncollectibles and to true up the Purchase of Receivables discount rate to reflect the actual uncollectible experience, in a recommended decision in NiMo's electric rate case

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Ontario Energy Board Adopts Final Pricing Disclosures, Comparisons; Verification Scripts

The Ontario Energy Board has adopted, effective January 1, 2011, a restated Electricity Retailer Code of Conduct, a restated Code of Conduct for Gas Marketers, and an amendment to the Gas Distribution Access Rule

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ERCOT Board Approves Higher Reserve Margin Target
ERCOT's board of directors has endorsed a new target reserve margin of 13.75 percent, up from 12.5 percent which has been used since 2002, in ERCOT's reporting of capacity, demand and reserves

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November 17

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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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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