PECO Generation Rates for Commercial Customers to Increase Nov. 30, 2010
The average generation rate for commercial customers on Rate GS at PECO will increase from 5.71¢/kWh to 8.98¢/kWh effective November 30, 2010, under a further reconciliation of PECO's competitive transition charge
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License Briefs (for 11/23)
• Planet Energy Seeks Maryland Gas License
• ResCom Energy Seeks Maryland Electric License
• Patriot Energy Group Seeks Illinois ABC License
• Tobelmann Energy Brokers Seeks Pa. Broker License

• The Galt Company Seeks Pa. Broker License

• Ridgeway Energy Registers as N.H. Aggregator
• Resource Energy Systems Registers as N.H. Aggregator
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PUCO Approves Price Cap for Monthly Variable Rate Backstop Service at Dominion East Ohio
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved tariff changes, with one modification, at Dominion East Ohio which will limit the rate that competitive suppliers may charge under the tariffed "Monthly Variable Rate Commodity Service"
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November 22
AEP Ohio Utilities Seek to Raise Capacity Costs Paid by Ohio Retail Suppliers

Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power have petitioned FERC to alter how competitive retail electric service providers in Ohio compensate the AEP Ohio utilities for capacity under the utilities' use of the Fixed Resource Requirement of the Reliability Pricing Model
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Connecticut Light & Power Reports October Migration Statistics

Connecticut Light & Power has posted migration statistics for the month of October 2010.
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PECO Petitions Pa. PUC for Extended AEC Banking Period

PECO has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC (P-00072260) for approval to use non-solar, Tier I alternative energy credits (AECs) obtained and banked during its "cost recovery period"  through May  31, 2013
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Briefly (for 11/22)
• Energy Edge Consulting Hires Jeff Roberts
• Maryland Alliance for Fair Competition Files Testimony in BGE-BGE Home Practices Investigation

• ERCOT Files Additional Testimony on Use of Nodal Funds Post Go-Live
• Constellation Energy Installing Solar Plant at Benjamin Moore
• Multiple Intervenors Raises Concern on NYSEG/RG&E Request for Changes to Affiliate Code of Conduct
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November 19
NRG Announces Pricing for Electric Vehicle Plans, Details of REP Involvement Stil in Works

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
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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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Mass. DPU Approves Nonbypassable Charge for Cape Wind Above-Market Costs
Finding that National Grid's proposed method of cost recovery is not prohibited by statute, the Massachusetts DPU approved National Grid's power purchase agreement with Cape Wind, including its petition to recover above-market costs from all distribution customers through a nonbypassable charge
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Penn Power Files Updated Prices to Compare for Period Beginning December 1
Penn Power has filed updated Price to Compare information for the period December 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011
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Briefly (for 11/23)
• Calif. PUC Adds Nonbypassable Charge Issues to Phase III of Direct Access Proceeding
• PUCO Approves Just Energy Settlement
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November 22
License Briefs
(for 11/22)
• Duke Energy Retail Sales Receives Pennsylvania License
• Exelon Energy Receives Expanded Pa. License
• Viridian Receives Expanded Pa. License
• EDF Trading Receives Pa. Gas License
• On-Demand Energy Seeks Illinois ABC License
• Live Energy Receives Pa. Broker License
• Affinity Energy Management Receives Pa. Broker License

• Xencom Green Energy Receives Pa. Broker License
• School Power Receives Pa. Broker License
• The Legacy Energy Group Receives Pa. Broker License
• Energy Consultants, LLC Receives Pa. Broker License
• ADL High Voltage Receives Pa. Broker License
• Dash Energy Receives Pa. Broker License

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N.Y. PSC Denies NiGen Request to Change RPS Contract Price
The New York PSC denied the request of Niagara Generation, LLC for a pricing adjustment in a Main Tier incentive contract entered into between NiGen and NYSERDA under the RPS program
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November 19

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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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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