PUCO Staff to Support Merger of AEP Ohio Companies Under SEET Stipulation
Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, along with several end users, will support AEP Ohio's application to merge Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power into a single operating company under a non-unanimous stipulation concerning the companies' significantly excessive earnings test
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Entergy Texas Seeks to Sever Competitive Generation Service from Current Rate Proceeding
Entergy Texas, Inc. filed an unopposed motion to sever issues related to Competitive Generation Service (CGS) from the remaining settled issues in Docket 37744
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Briefly (for 12/1)
• Illinois House Passes Tenaska Sourcing Agreement Bill
• ERCOT Files 4CP Information
• FirstEnergy Solutions Extends ChamberChoice Program to West Penn Power
• Dawn Diaz Joins APPI Energy
• Schriber to Retire from PUCO
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November 30
Illinois Committee Sends Tenaska Sourcing Agreement Bill to House Floor

The Illinois House Electric Generation & Commerce Committee reported out with a favorable recommendation SB2485, the Tenaska Taylorville Energy Center sourcing agreement bill, by a vote of 7-4
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Maryland PSC Posts October Migration Statistics
The Maryland PSC has posted electric migration statistics as of October 31, 2010.
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Briefly (for 11/30)
• Citizens Choice Energy Formally Announces N.Y. Service
• ICC to Hear Oral Arguments on ComEd POR
• National Fuel Gas Distribution Delays N.Y. Imbalance Changes by One Month
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November 29
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 18
TXU Affiliate Brighten Energy "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pennsylvania in 2011

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NYISO Files Updated ICAP Demand Curves
The New York ISO has filed with FERC an application to set the ICAP demand curves for the Capability Years of 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.
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RESA Opposes West Penn Power $6 Charge Per Utility Consolidated Bill
West Penn Power's proposed consolidated billing charge of $6 per bill per month, which is part of its proposed Purchase of Receivables program, "will result in an excessive and unworkable effective discount rate."
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License Briefs (for 12/1)
• Md. PSC Fines Affinity Energy Management, Grants Broker License

• Better Cost Control Receives Maryland Broker License
• Glacial Natural Gas Licensed in Five Additional States
• North Shore Energy Consulting Seeks Illinois ABC License
• SourceOne Energy Seeks Pa. Broker License

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November 30

License Briefs (for 11/30)
• U.S. Gas & Electric Seeks Pa. Electric License
• NetGain Energy Advisors Seeks Ohio Broker Licenses
• Patriot Energy Group Seeks Ohio Broker License
• Affiliated Power Purchasers International Seeks Maryland Gas Broker License
• Power Management Co. Seeks Maine Broker License
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Clean Currents Says Independent Contractors Enrolling Customers Should be Licensed in Maryland
"If a person is an independent contractor and is actively engaged in enrolling customers with a licensed energy supplier, he/she should be required to have a broker license" ...
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NYSEG Seeks Rehearing of FERC Order Declining Rebilling for Metering Errors
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation petitioned FERC for rehearing of the Commission's October 28 order denying NYSEG's request to rebill certain charges dating back 10 years to correct metering errors from both NYSEG and Niagara Mohawk
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November 29
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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