Ohio Energy Group Says Proposed AEP-Ohio Capacity Cost Formula May Result in Double Recovery
The new capacity compensation formulas proposed by Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power "may not be cost-based" and may "result in the double recovery of capacity costs"
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License Briefs (for 11/29)
• Clearview Electric Receives Delaware Electric License

• APN Starfirst Receives Delaware Electric License

• Good Energy Approved as N.H. Gas Aggregator

• Green Power Management Solutions Seeks D.C. Broker Licenses

• CW Energy Solutions Seeks Illinois ABC License
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FERC Orders Modifications to NYISO Buyer-Side Mitigation Proposal
FERC directed the New York ISO to make several changes to its proposed methodologies for determining the duration of in-City buyer-side mitigation in the ICAP market  ...
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November 24
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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November 18
TXU Affiliate Brighten Energy "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pennsylvania in 2011

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TNMP Says Retail Product Design Won't Change due to Higher Fixed Distribution Charge
Increasing the costs of distribution service which are recovered through a fixed customer charge, rather than a volumetric charge, at Texas-New Mexico Power will not have a material impact on the design or structure of the products that REPs offer customers ...
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UI Considers Cianbro Energy in Material Breach of Supplier Agreement
United Illuminating has informed Cianbro Energy, LLC that UI considers Cianbro Energy to be in material breach of Cianbro's obligations under the supplier service agreement executed with UI, due to an unpaid invoice
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Briefly (for 11/29)
• Md. PSC to Consider Utility Choice International Applications on Dec. 1

• DPUC Memorializes Complaints Against North American Power, Seeks Info on TPV Policies

• Horizon Power and Light Transferring New England Licenses to REP Energy, LLC

• BostonGen Sale to Constellation Approved by Bankruptcy Court

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From the Archives:
11/2 Maryland Posts September Migration Stats

10/5 Maryland Posts August Migration Stats

November 24

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
• Starion Energy Seeks Hearing on Conn. NOV
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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
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