Pa. PUC Trial Staff Opposes FirstEnergy Solutions Home Rule Opt-Out Aggregation Petition
Opt-out municipal aggregation programs, regardless of whether they are run by home rule municipalities, "operate in contravention to 66 Pa. C.S. § 2807(d)(1) and 52 Pa. Code § 57.173, thereby making them impermissible," the PUC Office of Trial Staff said ...
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License Briefs (for 11/24)
• Planet Energy Taking Steps for New York Market Entry
• Rosenthal Energy Advisors Seeks Pa. Broker License
• Arc Energy Seeks Ohio Broker License

• Resource Energy Systems Receives Maine Broker License

• Lantern Properties Receives Texas Aggregation License
• Nu Energy Solutions Withdraws Ohio Broker Application

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Dynegy Shareholders Reject Blackstone Offer, Dynegy Investigating Asset Sales, Other Options
Dynegy shareholders rejected a $605 million bid from The Blackstone Group to acquire the independent power producer, which also stops NRG Energy's planned acquisition of what would have been several of the newly acquired plants from Blackstone
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November 23

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
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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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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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Draft Illinois Order Would Require Long-Term Renewable Supply Contracts in Default Service Plan
A proposed order from an Illinois ALJ would require the Illinois Power Agency to procure long-term contracts for physical renewable energy to serve Commonwealth Edison and Ameren customers under the IPA's 2011 procurement plan
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PPL Reaches Settlement on Long-Term SREC Contracts for Default Service
PPL Electric Utilities, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate and several other parties have submitted a settlement that resolves all but one issue regarding changes to the procurement of solar RECs (SRECs) for PPL's residential default service customers
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Briefly (for 11/24)
• Ontario to Extend Off-Peak Pricing Period
• SCE Files Rate Case
• Starion Energy Seeks Hearing on Conn. NOV
• CUB Warns Customers Over Nicor ComfortGuard
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November 23

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

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