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Great American Power to Acquire Retail Supplier

Retail supplier Great American Power, LLC has filed at FERC for approval of a transaction under which ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Ownership of Retail Provider Disputed at Texas PUC

 

Lawsuit Filed Against Retail Supplier Solely Because Rates Exceed Utility Supply Rate
• Danger: Suit Says Utility Rates An "Accurate Reflection" of "Prevailing Market Conditions"

A lawsuit, seeking class action status, has been filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, against North American Power & Gas, LLC, and the sole allegation in the suit is that because North American Power's rates exceeded Commonwealth Edison's rates, North American Power "misled" customers because North American Power promised a market-based rate.

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Utility to Self-Serve Default Service After Procurement Attracts Zero Bidders

Another full requirements default service procurement has attracted no interested suppliers, and Connecticut Light & Power will self-manage a class of default service load this winter as a result.

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NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Regulatory and New Markets Manager -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations

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Retail Suppliers: PJM Using "Express Lane" to Impose Billions of New Capacity Costs on Consumers, Provide $2 Billion Windfall to Existing Resources

PJM is taking an "express lane" to impose billions of new capacity costs on consumers under its flawed capacity performance and transition mechanism, several retail suppliers, public power utilities, state regulators, and industrial customers (the transition coalition) said in comments to the PJM Board.

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PSC Adjusts Credit Required from Retail Suppliers to Exclude Impact from Excessive Market Prices

The Maryland PSC has approved changes to Washington Gas Light's tariffed collateral requirements to exclude from the calculation excessive natural gas prices seen last winter

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• Village Warns Customers About "Misleading" Calls from Retail Energy Suppliers
• ERCOT, Frontera Plant Reach Agreement to Make Plant Available During ERCOT Emergencies
• Washington Gas Expects Winter Heating Bills to Decrease

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October 29

Spark Energy Acquires Book of Customers

Spark Energy, LLC has agreed to acquire ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: New Texas REP Launching Prepaid Service

 

Pepco Residential, Commercial SOS Rates to Increase

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2015, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2014.

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Delmarva Residential, Commercial SOS Rates to Increase

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2015, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2014.

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NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Regulatory and New Markets Manager -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations

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Affiliate of Retail Supplier Seeks Broker Licenses

• Valor Energy Receives New License

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Exelon Divests Ownership Interest in Two Pennsylvania Power Plants

Exelon announced in reporting earnings this morning that on October 24, 2014, it entered into a sale agreement to ...

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• Flow Energy To "Give Away" Boilers Said to Generate 40% of Household Energy Needs (Company Has MOU with NRG Energy
• Retail Theater: BlueRock Energy Spot With Aaron Williams

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October 28

Automated Demand Response/Smart Home Provider Expanding to Energy Supply Brokering

A provider of automated smart grid solutions for the home applied for a broker license

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RetailEnergyX.com: Citizens Utility Board Giving Away $25 For Customers Sharing "Horror" Stories About Retail Suppliers

 

New Retail Supplier Offering Service at PPL

A new supplier has begun offering service at PPL

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Increase in Retail Supplier Interest in Massachusetts Prompts Calls for New Consumer Protection Rules

With the long-awaited implementation of purchase of receivables and large spikes in default service rates driving new interest among retail suppliers in serving the Massachusetts mass market, consumer representatives are calling for the DPU to enhance customer protections.

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NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Regulatory and New Markets Manager -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations

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Mansfield Power and Gas Seeks License in New State

• Premiere Energy Auctions Receives License in New State
• Navigate Power Receives New License

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Retail Supplier Removes "Peace of Mind" From Marketing Material Under Assurance of Voluntary Compliance Accepted By Regulator

Active Energy Inc. and Active Energy Corp. have agreed to make changes to their marketing materials, including removing the phrase "peace of mind" in describing a product, under an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance accepted by the Ontario Energy Board

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RetailEnergyX.com: PSE&G Providing Default Service Customers With 28¢/therm Credit For 3 Months

 

Regulator Objects to Supplier's Use of Phrase "More And More People" Are Choosing Electricity Price Protection Programs

Summitt Energy Management Inc. has agreed to remove from its promotional materials statements relating to consumer enrollment trends for retail energy products that cannot be independently verified and appropriately sourced, under an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance accepted by the Ontario Energy Board

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• City Council Says It Will Reject Sale Of Philadelphia Gas Works to United Illuminating Parent
• Retail Theater: Direct Energy On Nest Comfort & Control Plan on Fox 43 Harrisburg
• Consumer Counsel Says CL&P Manipulated Evidence, Submitted Dishonest Testimony

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October 27

Parent of Retail Supplier Names New Chief Strategy Officer

New officer will oversee mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Press Report Originally Attributes To Utility A Paraphrase Disparaging A Retail Supplier's Offer, Line Later Pulled

 

Viridian Energy Expands 3DOM Longer-Term Fixed Contracts to New State

Viridian Energy has begun offering its 3DOM 36-month fixed and hybrid electric plans in ...

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates

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NEW! -- Business Development Director
NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Regulatory and New Markets Manager -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations

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Rushmore Energy Receives Authority to Serve New Territories
• Alpha Gas and Electric Receives Authority to Serve New Territories

• Mondre Energy Receives New License
• American Utility Management Receives New License

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Most Maryland Residential/Type I SOS Products See Only One Bidder

The vast majority of mass market SOS products available in the October 2014 Maryland SOS procurement saw only one bidder compete to serve such load, according to a report from the procurement consultant.

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FirstEnergy EDCs Seek Temporary Waiver of Certain Accelerated Switching Rules

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania electric distribution companies have sought a temporary waiver of the accelerated switching requirements which require multiple off-cycle switches to be completed within three business days the same billing cycle

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• Premier Holding Corp. Finalizes Acquisition of Retail Supplier
• Funds Managed by Oaktree to Acquire Interest in Hess Energy Trading Company
• CCA Sonoma Clean Power Signs New Supply Deals
• Gulf Electricity Debuts Redesigned Website

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October 24

Broker/Consultant Names Retail Market Veteran as Vice President of Managed Products

A broker has named a new Vice President of Managed Products.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Mistakenly Lists "Phone Sex" Number In Letter Offer to Customers

 

PJM, IMM Estimate Capacity Performance Transition Costs To Be Up To $4 Billion Annually

Incremental capacity costs to load serving entities from a transition to PJM's proposed capacity performance product in the three years for which a base residual auction has already been held are estimated to be as high as $4 billion annually, PJM and the Independent Market Monitor said in a joint report.

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PSC Grants New York Utility 'Discretion' in Collection of Default Service Reconciliations

The New York PSC approved without modification the petition of Niagara Mohawk (National Grid) to implement tariff changes that provide NiMo with discretion regarding the period over which it must reconcile electric default service costs.

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NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations
Pricing Analyst
Sr. Pricing Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Marathon Power Receives Supplier License in New State
• Park Power Receives Gas Supplier License
• Draft Would Grant License to BlueRock Energy in New State

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PSC Fines Broker $5,000, Grants Licenses

A PSC fined a broker $5,000

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PUC Authorizes PPL's Interim Accelerated Switching Mechanism

The Pennsylvania PUC authorized PPL's interim accelerated switching mechanism that is not in full compliance with the accelerated switching program adopted by the PUC, but still allows the customer to be switched within three business days for the first off-cycle switch in a billing cycle.

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PUC Requires Triennial Solicitation to Make Customers Aware of Ability to Opt-Out from Eligible Customer List

The Pennsylvania PUC in a final order is requiring electric distribution companies to conduct triennial solicitations informing customers of their ability to opt-out of inclusion on the eligible customer list (ECL) provided to retail electric suppliers.

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• Direct Energy Ohio Customer Count At 600,000, Growing
• New York PSC "Encouraged" ESCOs to Offer Fixed Price Contracts
• Release: PSC Advances Energy Market Reforms
• Michigan PSC, Exec Agencies Holding Forum on Upper Peninsula's Energy Future

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October 23

PUC Commish: Retail Suppliers' Businesses "In Jeopardy" In Pennsylvania From Flawed Wholesale Market Design
-- Flawed Wholesale Market Cost Retail Market The Chance to End Utility-Offered Default Service

Retail energy suppliers' businesses in Pennsylvania are in jeopardy due to the flawed wholesale market design, including the capacity market, should the state experience another winter like last year's polar vortex, PUC Commissioner James Cawley told the National Energy Marketers Association's Mid-Atlantic Energy Summit

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RetailEnergyX.com: Regulator to Examine How to Make Low-Income Discounts "Portable" (Available to Shopping Customers)

 

Uncertainty in PJM Capacity Market "Scaring Away" Participation in Maryland SOS Auction, State Likely First to See Declining Competition for SOS Bids

At a hearing today reviewing SOS procurement results, the Maryland PSC will hear that uncertainty caused by potential changes to PJM's capacity market -- and the allocation of unknown transition costs to load serving entities -- has "scared away" bidders in Maryland's October SOS procurement for SOS electric supplies, Calvin Timmerman, the PSC's Assistant Executive Director, told the National Energy Marketers Association's Mid-Atlantic Energy Summit

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PSC Sets POR Discount Rate to 0%

New residential POR discount is 0%

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NEW! -- Regulatory and New Markets Manager -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations
Pricing Analyst
Sr. Pricing Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Regulator Opens Review of Retail Supplier's Compliance With Renewal Notice Requirement

A regulator opened a review of a retail supplier's compliance with the requirement to send renewal notices to customers whose fixed price contracts are expiring.

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North American Power Receives Authority to Serve New Territory

• Unified Energy Services Receives New License
• Noresco, LLC Receives New License

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Direct Energy: Granting FirstEnergy Complaint on Demand Response Participation in Already Run Capacity Auction Would Result In "Windfall" for Existing Generators

Granting a complaint from FirstEnergy which seeks to exclude demand response from participation in the PJM capacity market, including re-running, without demand response, the already cleared May 2014 capacity auction, "would create a windfall for existing generators," Direct Energy said in a protest at FERC.

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Pa. PUC: FirstEnergy Interpretation of Court's "EPSA" (Order 745) Decision Also Means FERC Lacks Authority to Create, Compel PJM Capacity Market

The legal reasoning used by FirstEnergy in a FERC complaint that seeks to eliminate demand response from participation in the capacity market would also mean that FERC lacks jurisdiction to create and compel participation in capacity markets, the Pennsylvania PUC said in a protest of FirstEnergy's complaint.

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• BlueRock Energy Appoints Energy Supply Consultants for Western New York and Mohawk Valley
• Coalitions Announced for Fight over PJM Capacity Performance Proposal
• Brite Energy, Affiliate of Home Security Provider, Launches Residential Solar Offer
• Release: First Nationwide Solar Bulk Purchase Program Launched
• Report: NRG May Repower or Upgrade Canal Generating Facility

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October 22

Broker Names Former NRG/Reliant Director As Vice President of Business Development

A broker has named a former director of sales at NRG/Reliant as vice president of business development

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RetailEnergyX.com: Fall River, MA (Pop. ~90,000) Considering Municipal Aggregation

 

Energy Shopping/Comparison Website Names Former Expedia CEO to Board of Directors

A company operating an online energy shopping marketplace announced that a former CEO of Expedia, Inc., has been appointed as a member of its board of directors.

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ConEdison Solutions Expands To Another New State

ConEdison Solutions announced that it is now offering electricity service in ...

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NEW! -- Director - Business Analyst and Pricing -- Retail Supplier -- New York
NEW! -- Manager, Risk Management -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Customer Experience & Retention Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Ohio/Texas/Various -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
Director of Channel Development
Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
Vice President, Operations
Pricing Analyst
Sr. Pricing Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Liberty Power Expands Residential Service to New State

Liberty Power recently expanded its residential electric service to ...

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PECO Posts Official Prices to Compare, Residential PTC Up 8%, C&I Rates Also Higher

PECO has posted to its website updated Prices to Compare for the period to begin December 1.

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• FERC Staff Issues Reports on Scarcity Pricing, Mitigation
• Texas REP Files to Relinquish Certificate
• RESA Critical of LIPA 2.0 Plan For Silence on Choice, Focus on Utility-Offered Value Added Programs
• Choice Group ACCES Interviewed On SiriusXM Satellite’s Morning Briefing Show
• Blackstone to Fund Utility Scale Renewables Development Company

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PA Power Switch Now Directly Linking to Supplier Enrollment Pages, Lists Of All Offers

The Pennsylvania PUC announced that additional functionality has been added to the PA Power Switch website.

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Duquesne Light Seeks Temporary Waiver of Accelerated Switching Rules

Duquesne Light has requested a temporary waiver of certain elements of the Pennsylvania PUC's accelerated switching rules due to implementation of a new billing system which will delay Duquesne Light's complete compliance with the rules.

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October 21

ConEdison Solutions Launches Non-Aggregation Residential Service in New State

ConEdison Solutions has begun offering electric service to individual residential customers in ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Report: FirstEnergy Solutions Threatens Termination Fee in Breakup Letter With Customers

 

Santanna Energy Services Offering Service in New Territories

Santanna Energy Services has begun offering electricity at ...

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ComEd Ends Minimum Stay for Residential, Small Commercial Customers

Commonwealth Edison announced that residential and small commercial customers who purchase their electricity supply from the utility may switch to a retail electric supplier (RES) at any time.

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NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, PJM -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
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Sr. Pricing Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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National Retail Supplier Files to Relinquish Texas REP Certificate

A national retail supplier has filed to relinquish its Texas REP certificate

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Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Utilities Oppose Deferral of National Grid Basic Service Rate Increases

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and several utilities have opposed proposal to defer National Grid's basic service rate increase, which will see residential rates double starting November 1, stating that deferral will exacerbate challenges caused by the increase.

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Verde Energy Receives Licenses in New State

• Secure Energy Solutions Receives New License

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Court Stays Decision on Order 745 (Demand Response)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit has granted FERC a stay of the court's May decision which found FERC lacked jurisdiction to set compensation for demand response.

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• Report: Circuit Finds (Electricity) Debt Calls Barred by Federal Law
• Switching Sites Hiding Best Energy Deals, Claims Rival
• EnerCare Completes Acquisition of Direct Energy’s Ontario Home Services Business
• Business Coalition Opposes Ratepayer Subsidization of AEP Generation
• Report: Mass. AG, Gubernatorial Candidate Coakley Took National Grid Donations

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October 20

Proposed Rule Would Require Double Verification of Most Contracts: Signed Contract AND TPV for Telesales, Door-to-Door Sales

Proposed rule changes from a PSC would essentially require double verification of most electric and natural gas sales, adding a written contract requirement to telesales, and a third party verification (or other recording) requirement for door-to-door sales.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Boston Globe: For Households, Switching Power Suppliers Means Lots Of Risk, Small Rewards

 

Proposed Rule Would Require "Informed" Consent to Enter Into Retail Energy Contract

Adding one word to the definition of slamming could drastically change retail energy contracts in ...

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CEO Departs Retail Supplier, New COO Named

Retail supplier informs regulators of management changes

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NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
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New York Staff Guts Accelerated Switching Proposal

Citing technical limitations cited by the utilities, Staff of the New York PSC has abandoned an accelerated switching proposal based on off-cycle switches, and instead proposes the retention of switching on an on-cycle meter read, with minor changes which will allow more switches to occur at the immediately next on-cycle read instead of waiting an additional cycle for completion.

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Suppliers Rebut Draft Decision's Conclusions on Agent Training, Choice Energy Warns PURA Tactics Will Chill Open Dialog in Proceedings

Choice Energy LLC and Discount Power, Inc., in separately filed comments, called a conclusion in a draft Connecticut PURA decision that each failed to properly train sales agents as flawed and erroneous, with Choice Energy warning that the conclusion, which was based on policy recommendations rather than record evidence, could chill future participation in PURA policymaking proceedings.

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• N.Y. Post-Star: ESCOs Offer Customers An Alternative Power Option
• Nashua Telegraph: Website Alerts Electricity Switchers When Their Fixed-Rate Plan Is About To Expire
• We Energies Power Plant’s Fate Will Cost Michigan Upper Peninsula (And Shopping Customers) Millions
• Toronto Star: Water Tank Tricks Frustrate Customers

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October 17

FERC Conducting Two Investigations into Generator Offer Behavior During Polar Vortex

FERC Enforcement Staff revealed during a Commission meeting yesterday that Staff has opened two informal, non-public investigations related to generator offers during the polar vortex.

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RetailEnergyX.com: PECO Generation Supply Rates to Increase December 1

 

Start-Up Retail Supplier Preparing to Launch Business

Provision Power and Gas, LLC, a start-up retail energy supplier, has been formed, and is seeking an alternative natural gas supplier license in Michigan.

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Direct Energy, SolarCity Providing Solar Energy and Storage Solution to BJ's Wholesale Club

SolarCity and Direct Energy announced that they will provide solar electricity and solar energy storage systems at two BJ's Wholesale Club locations.

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NEW! -- Director of Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Branch Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders from DP&L Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders in Dayton Power & Light's September 2014 wholesale auction for 50% of DP&L's standard service offer (SSO) load for the delivery period January 2015 through May 2017.

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Texas QSE Would Pay $57,000 To Settle COP Update, Non-Spin Violations

A QSE would pay $57,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro Electric for the month of November 2014.

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• Citing Declining Distribution System Investment, PUCT's Anderson Questions Oncor Distributions to EFH
• PJM Posts 5CP and Weather Normalized Peak Data for Summer
• National Grid Forecasts 8% Bill Decrease in Rhode Island
• FirstEnergy Employee Had Contact With Ebola Patient

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October 16

Residential Default Service Rates to Fall Again at FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities (Commercial Rates to Increase)

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania electric distribution companies have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, and the residential Prices to Compare will again decrease at most of the EDCs, while commercial rates will increase

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RetailEnergyX.com: ESCO Launches "Vortex Protection Program"

 

Yet Another Class Action Suit Brought Against Different Retail Supplier

A lawsuit, seeking class action status, has been filed in United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina against ...

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Winning Prices in FirstEnergy Ohio Default Service Auction Higher

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved the results of the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities' ninth wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail generation service rates through May 2016.

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NEW! -- Director of Operations --R etail Supplier
NEW! -- Pricing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Senior Sales Agent -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director of Channel Development
NEW! -- Energy Sales Representative -- Texas -- Dallas
NEW! -- Vice President, Operations
NEW! -- Pricing Analyst
NEW! -- Sr. Pricing Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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NEW! -- Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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New REP Entrants to Sharyland Continues With Nearly Two Dozen Recently Tested Or In Queue

In a final report on the implementation of customer choice, Sharyland Utilities LP reported to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that Sharyland continues to see interest from retail electric providers seeking to be certified to serve customers in the territory, which opened to choice this May.

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Regulator Surveying Customers to Determine If Stronger Consumer Protections Needed

The Ontario Energy Board is conducting a survey of Ontarians to determine whether customers signing retail energy contracts need stronger consumer protection.

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PUC Directs Staff to Propose Rule Eliminating In-State RPS Requirement In Its Entirety

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has directed Staff to propose rule amendments which will eliminate the in-state requirement for renewable energy compliance required from utilities and retail suppliers effective immediately, with no proration for 2014.

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• Legislators Push Back on Default Service Rate Hikes
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• Yahoo Signs Long Term Power Purchase Agreement
• Retail Supplier Affiliate Launches New Carbon Calculator

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October 15

City Asks State to Ban Door-to-Door Marketing By Energy Providers

The City Council of Euclid, Ohio has adopted a resolution requesting that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, "ban home door-to-door solicitation by utility providers."

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RetailEnergyX.com: Pair of Retail Energy Solicitors Charged

 

EDF Trading Announces Senior Hire To Lead Its Business Development In North America

EDF Trading announced the appointment of ...

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State Opens Rulemaking Into Utility-Affiliate Transaction Rules

The New Hampshire PUC has ordered that a rulemaking be opened examining regulation under Puc 2100, relating to standards of conduct and related procedures governing the relationship between a distribution company and its affiliates transacting business in New Hampshire.

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• APPA: Only 6% of New Capacity in 2013 Built in Capacity Markets
• Release: Exelon, CB&I and 8 Rivers Proceed with Clean Energy Demonstration Plant in Texas

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Rushmore Energy Seeks Supplier License in New State

• H.P. Technologies Seeks Licenses in New State

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Texas Staff Recommend REP's Letter of Credit Be Drawn Upon to Pay TDU Debts

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that proceeds from the letter of credit provided by a REP be distributed to the transmission and distribution utilities to cover outstanding debts, with any remaining balance returned to the REP

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October 14

Under Draft, State Would Initiate Investigation Into Two Retail Suppliers, Whether Contracts Should Be "Voided"

The Connecticut PURA, in a draft decision, has indicated that it intends to initiate an investigation into two retail electric suppliers' compliance with the agent training requirements under statute, and whether contracts should be "voided" should PURA determine non-compliance.

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RetailEnergyX.com: City Prohibits Retail Supplier From Door-to-Door Marketing

 

Constellation, Honeywell Expand Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat Offering to 23 States

Honeywell and Constellation have expanded to 23 additional states a program offering customers ...

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N.Y. to Examine Whether California-Style Bilateral Contracts Are a Feasible Alternative to Current Capacity Market

The New York PSC has issued an agenda for its November 5 joint technical conference with FERC concerning the New York ISO capacity market.

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Utility Tells PURA It Can't Comply With Plain Language of Statute Requiring Advance Notice of Default Service Rate Changes

Connecticut Light and Power told PURA that it is "not possible" to prepare a bill insert informing customers of new Standard Service rates 45 days in advance as now required by statute for rates effective January 1, 2015, and that this requirement should also not be required for July 1, 2015 rates.

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Utility, Retail Suppliers Seek Waiver to Exclude Excessive Historic Gas Prices from Collateral Calculation

Washington Gas Light Company, Ambit Northeast, LLC, and Bollinger Energy have jointly petitioned the Maryland PSC for a waiver of WGL's tariffed collateral requirements, which rely in part on historic gas prices from the past three years, in order to exclude excessive prices seen last winter from the calculation, which otherwise would lead to an "unreasonable burden" on suppliers.

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Final Report on ERCOT Retail Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing Posted

A final report on retail demand response and dynamic pricing during 2013 prepared for ERCOT Staff has been posted.

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October 13

State Proposes Mechanism to Mitigate, Defer Doubling of Default Service Rates

The Massachusetts DPU has issued for comment a specific proposal that would have the effect of blunting the otherwise doubling of National Grid's default service rates for the period starting November 1, through a blending process with recovery occurring over a longer period.

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Latest Draft Would Walk Back Restriction on Utility Consolidated Billing; Require Customer-Specific Written T&C's To Be Sent After TPV

A revised draft Connecticut PURA decision implementing several new statutes has dropped some of the more extreme proposals from an August draft, but would still impose onerous new requirements on electric supplier marketing and contracting.

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Broker Names Market Veteran to Bolster New Jersey, Pennsylvania Presence

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Texas Power to Choose Site Sees 72% Increase in Unique Visitors

The Texas Power to Choose website has seen a 72% increase in unique visitors during the period September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2014, according to a draft report on the scope of competition in the Texas electric markets filed by Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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N.Y. Technical Conference to Look Squarely At Question of Utility Ownership of Distributed Energy Resources

The question of utility, or utility affiliate, ownership will be the focus of one of the panels at a supplemental technical conference to be held November 6 in New York's Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding.

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October 10

Verdict Against Retail Supplier Reached in Sales Agent Compensation Suit (Decision Means Agents Can Make Claims for Minimum Wage, Overtime)

A jury has decided against a retail supplier in a suit concerning compensation to certain sales agents

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RetailEnergyX.com: State Orders Retail Suppliers to Use New "Plain Language" Contract Summary

 

FERC Intends to Revoke Market-Based Rate Authority of Retail Suppliers for Alleged Failure to File Reports

FERC stated that it intends to revoke the market-based rate authority of about 40 power marketers, including several retail suppliers, for alleged failure to file electric quarterly reports.

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Green Mountain Energy Company Intends to Offer Prepaid Product

Green Mountain Energy Company filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a statement of intent to provide retail electric service using a customer prepayment device or system.

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Texas PUC Directs IMM, TRE to Investigate Rotating Outages in Valley

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has directed the Independent Market Monitor and Texas Reliability Entity to "investigate" the load shedding event that occurred in the Lower Rio Grande Valley on October 8.

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Texas PUC Schedules Workshop on Subsynchronous Oscillation Study

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas will conduct a workshop in Project No. 43506, Review of Subsynchronous Oscillation Study Parameters in the ERCOT Region, on ...

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First on RetailEnergyX.com: Reliant Offering Texas Customers Choice of Three Free Goal Zero Products With Enrollment

Reliant issued a news release yesterday announcing that it was offering new customers the choice of one of three free Goal Zero solar-powered products, which was first reported by RetailEnergyX.com on October 2

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October 9

Veteran of Texas Retail Market Since Launch Joins Start-up REP as CEO

Veteran of StarTex, Spark

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Another Texas REP Pilots Critical Peak Rebate Program

A Texas REP began a pilot of a critical peak rebate-type program this summer.

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Name Your Own Price Electricity Comes to Illinois

An online energy shopping portal has expanded its Name Your Own Price electricity shopping service to Illinois.

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ERCOT Forced to Implement Rotating Outages in Lower Rio Grande Valley

ERCOT instituted rotating outages limited to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for an approximately two-hour period yesterday

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Identities of Buyers of Hudson Energy Solar Disclosed

Assets split between 2 companies

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License Briefs

• Peak 5 Advisors, LLC Seeks License
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• MSI Utilities Seeks License in New State

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ComEd Residential Shopping Declines By 100,000 Customers

Residential shopping at Commonwealth Edison declined by over 100,000 during the months of July and August, according to the latest migration data on PlugIn Illinois (data as of August 31, 2014).

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October 8

Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran to C-Level Position

Veteran of Direct, Hudson

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RetailEnergyX.com: State Considering "More Expansive" Consumer Protection Rule Changes Than Originally Proposed

 

Constellation, Comverge to Combine C&I Demand Response Business to Form New Company

Comverge and Constellation announced that they have signed an agreement to combine their demand response businesses serving commercial and industrial customers.

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Retail Supplier Withdrawing From Market

Asks to relinquish licenses

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Start-up Pegasus Energy Receives Supplier License

• Manhattan Energy Seeks License in New State
• EnergyWize Receives New License

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Another Consumer Advocate Urges Retail Supply Customers to Review Contracts, Pricing; Warns on Variable Rates

The Delaware Public Advocate urged all customers who are currently receiving their energy supply from suppliers other than Delmarva Power & Light Company, or who are considering switching from Delmarva to a third party supplier (TPS), "to review their contracts carefully to make certain that they understand all of its terms and conditions – especially if the contract is a variable rate contract (a contract where the per-kilowatt hour price you pay can change from month to month with no notice to you)."

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PJM 'Road Map' Would Rely On "Wholesale" Demand Response to Continue Demand Response Participation in Capacity Market, In Light of Court Order

PJM has issued a "road map" for how demand response could be treated in light of an appeals court holding that demand response compensation, in the energy market, is a "retail" matter and outside of FERC's purview.

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Correction: ERCOT Clarifies Source of Notice for Smart Meter Texas Portal

In our October 6 story concerning the implementation of third party access to the Smart Meter Texas portal, we erroneously attributed a market notice concerning the announcement to ERCOT, reporting that ERCOT had "set" the date for such access ...

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October 7

PUC Reminds Business Customers That SOS Electric Rates Will Double Starting in December

A PUC has reminded medium C&I customers that SOS rates will double this winter

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Hires Telecom, Data/Software Veteran

 

Texas REP Offering "WaterSaver" Electric Plan

A REP is offering Texas customers a WaterSaver electricity plan that includes electricity bundled with easy-to-install water conservation products.

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Texas Staff: "Onus" on REPs to Communicate Information to End-Use Customers, Including TDU Rate Changes

"In the deregulated electric market, the onus is on the retail electric provider (REP) to communicate information to end-use customers," Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said in opposing a motion from Ambit Energy for summary decision in a complaint case involving a customer whose TDU service classification was changed, which prompted a change in rates charged by Ambit.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Emails Repute That PUC Chair Doubted Survival of Municipal Aggregations

 

Online Comparison Broker Allowing Customers to Submit 'Selfie' of Bill to Get Rate Quote

An online energy shopping portal announced that it is now offering customers the opportunity to receive rate comparisons by submitting a picture of their bill to the site.

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The Energy Co-op Receives Authority to Serve New Territories

• Electricity Club Receives New License
• Avion Energy Group Receives New License
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Pennsylvania Utility Seeks Waiver of Minimum Billing Period Regulation In Order to Implement Accelerated Switching

PECO has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a temporary waiver of regulations requiring a minimum number of days in a customer's billing period in order to implement accelerated electric supplier switching, as PECO proposes to implement accelerated switching by issuing a new bill whenever a supplier change occurs ("Bill on Supplier Switch," or "BOSS.")

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Update: Settlement Data Dispute Between REP, TDU Referred to SOAH

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October 6

Another Utility to See Winter Default Service Rates Double

Rate to exceed 15 cents

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Massachusetts Seeks Comments on Mitigating Default Service Rate Increases

The Massachusetts DPU will entertain comments on proposals to mitigate, including through a potential deferral, of basic service rate increases at National Grid.

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Consumer Advocate: PSC Should License Suppliers' "Independent Representatives" (Including MLM Agents)

The Maryland PSC should, "license or register," the, "independent representatives" of retail energy suppliers, the Office of People's Counsel said in comments to the Maryland PSC.

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AEP Ohio Cites Polar Vortex, Volatility In Seeking More Nonbypassable PPAs With Affiliated Generation

AEP Ohio has petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to expand a previously proposed nonbypassable surcharge to support entitlements AEP Ohio would retain in the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) to now include PPAs with several additional competitive AEP generating resources totaling 2,700 MW.

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Texas REPs: ERCOT Should Assume Ownership of Smart Meter Texas Portal

ERCOT should assume ownership of the Smart Meter Texas portal, a coalition of retail electric providers said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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Texas Staff Recommend Settlement Data Dispute Between REP, TDU Be Set for Hearing

A complaint filed by Champion Energy against Texas-New Mexico Power and ERCOT concerning settlement data should be referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings to develop a factual record, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said.

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Smart Meter Texas Sets Date for Implementing Third Party Access to SMT Portal

Smart Meter Texas announced in a market notice that capability for Third Party Access to the Smart Meter Texas portal will become available on ...

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October 3

It Begins: Attorney General Seeks Mitigation of Spiking Default Service Rates; Wants Less Exposure to Market

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has urged the DPU to open an investigation, "into ways to mitigate the dramatic rate increases that will impact National Grid's Basic Service customers on November 1, 2014, as well as anticipated increases to other electric distribution companies' basic service rates."

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It Begins (Part 2): Another State to Review "Long-Term Approaches to Secure Lower Priced Energy" for SOS

The Delaware PSC has opened a docket to review Delmarva’s approach to providing Standard Offer Service, and whether such an approach will lead to lower energy supply costs over the long-term for a period of 20 to 25 years (Docket 14-0283).

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PUC Approves $150,000 Settlement With Retail Suppler

The Pennsylvania PUC has approved a $150,200 settlement between ...

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Pennsylvania Issues Final Guidance on Renewal Notice Requirements Applicable to Customers With Dual Fuel Contracts

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a final order providing guidance to retail electric and natural gas suppliers regarding the renewal notices required to be sent to customers taking both gas and electric service from the same supplier, given that recent changes to the electric notice rules mean the timelines now vary by commodity.

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Pennsylvania PUC Issues Formal Proposed Rulemaking to Modify Interest Rate Charged to Default Service Reconciliations

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a formal rulemaking proposal containing revised regulations governing interest rates applicable to electric default service over-collections and under-collections.

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Texas QSE To Pay $15,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. would pay $15,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violation of Section 39.151 (d) of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA); P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.503(f)(2), related to oversight of wholesale market participants; and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Protocols § 8.1.3.3.1(1)(b), relating to performance criteria for qualified scheduling entities representing emergency response service resources.

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October 2

Retail Supplier Exits Market; Assigns Customers to Another Supplier, Which Itself Is Being Purchased By Another Supplier

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Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Announces Expansion

A retail supplier announced the hiring of a retail market vet, and also announced its expansion into ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks Waiver of TPV Requirement for Novel Sales Approach Said To Be Not Contemplated By Rules

A retail supplier has petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a waiver from the third party verification rules applicable to door-to-door electric and natural gas sales, contained in Revised 4901:1-29-06(D)(6)(b) and 4901:1-21-06(D)(1)(h), for what it described as a type of sales transaction not contemplated by the rules.

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Texas REPs Concerned With Precedent From Texas Customer Complaint Case, SOAH Order Concludes Duty of REPs to Provide Advance Notice, Obtain Consent for Changes in TDU Pass-Throughs

A coalition of retail electric providers has filed an amicus brief in a customer complaint case before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, warning that an order from the State Office of Administrative Hearings, through a misreading of the anti-cramming rule, erroneously requires retail electric providers to provide explicit advance notice, and obtain customer consent, for changes in TDU pass-through charges

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TXU, 4Change Energy Report Net Income in EFH Bankruptcy Filing

A filing made by Energy Future Holdings in its bankruptcy proceeding lists the net income recorded by TXU Energy Retail Company LLC and 4Change Energy Company during August.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders from AEP Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders of AEP Ohio's third energy-only auction that will ultimately determine its retail generation service rates through May 2015

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Tullett Prebon, Parent of Unified Energy, Named Commodity Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year

Tullett Prebon, an interdealer broker and parent of Unified Energy, has been named as the Commodity Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year at GlobalCapital's 2014 Global Derivatives Awards, the company announced.

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Illinois Energy Professionals Association Gathers Policymakers, Stakeholders for Annual Conference

The Illinois Energy Professionals Association announced the agenda for its annual conference in Chicago on October 3.

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October 1

Retail Energy President: In 10 Years, We "Won't Care" How Many kWhs We Sell to Customers

"Ten years from now, we will not care how many kilowatt-hours a customer uses," Rob Cantrell, President & COO of TriEagle Energy, said during the Gulf Coast Power Association's fall conference.

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Recommended Decision Would Expand Hourly Priced Default Service at PECO; Introduce Carve-Out For Large C&I Customers Regarding Certain PJM Charges

A recommended decision in PECO's default service proceeding issued on September 30 for the two-year period beginning June 1, 2015 would expand the customers subject to hourly priced default service, while also creating a "carve out" allowing large C&I customers to continue to pay certain non-market PJM charges to their retail supplier instead of PECO via nonbypassable charge (P-2014-2409362)

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NRG Residential Offering Free Goal Zero Portable Solar Product to New Customers

NRG Residential Solutions is offering new electricity supply customers in certain states a free portable Goal Zero product

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Another Utility to See 15¢ Small Customer Default Service Rate (Bills Jump 50%)

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service electric rates at Granite State Electric (Liberty Utilities), resulting in bill increases of 39%-59% depending on customer class and usage.

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Start-Up Texas REP Axon Power Was Interested in Purchasing Proton Energy in Arm's Length Transaction, Says It Has No Relationship With Ramzan Ali

Axon Power, a start-up retail provider seeking a Texas certificate, told the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it was interested in purchasing the Proton Energy business in an arm's length transaction, but could not come to an agreement, as Axon also said that it has no relationship with Proton's principal Ramzan Ali

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PJM Proposes Screening Process to Prevent Retail Suppliers from Submitting Demand Bids in Day-Ahead Above a Level "Commensurate" With Load Served

PJM has filed tariff revisions at FERC to institute a Demand Bid Screening process which will prevent Load Serving Entities from submitting Demand Bids into the Day-ahead Energy Market, "above a level that is commensurate with the amount of load they serve."

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September 30

Mid-Term Adjustment Causes PPL Price to Compare to Increase On October 1

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Exelon to Build Nearly 2,000 MW of Capacity to ERCOT Energy-Only Market

Exelon Generation announced that it is planning on adding nearly 2,000 MW of new generation in ERCOT's energy-only market.

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Rejecting Concerns from Retail Suppliers, FERC Approves Settlement Foregoing $10 Million Originally Ordered to be Repaid to Market from Trader

FERC has approved a settlement between DC Energy, LLC, Scylla Energy LLC, and PJM resolving disputes concerning the application of deviation charges to internal bilateral transactions (IBTs) that waives payment of $10 million of the amount originally ordered to be paid by certain market participants.

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PPL Seeks Waivers of Certain Provisions of New Accelerated Switching Rules

PPL Electric Utilities has asked the Pennsylvania PUC, due to technical reasons, for waivers from certain of the provisions of the new accelerated switching rules until July 31, 2015 or later.

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Illinois Power Agency Files Default Service Procurement Plan for Period Beginning 2015-16

The Illinois Power Agency has filed its default service procurement plan for the five-year period beginning with the 2015-16 delivery year.

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IMM Releases 2013 ERCOT State of the Market Report

The Independent Market Monitor has released the 2013 state of the market report for the ERCOT market.

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September 29

Retail Supplier: Utility's Billing Proposal Discriminates Against Competitive Suppliers, Would Favor Utility's Competitive Affiliate

A proposal from a utility has been called "discriminatory" by retail suppliers, who argue that it would favor the utility's affiliate offering unregulated services.

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10 C&I Customers File Suit Against FirstEnergy Solutions Over Polar Vortex Surcharge

Ten commercial and industrial customers have filed a lawsuit against FirstEnergy Solutions in the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas seeking relief from FES's imposition of the polar vortex pass-through charge on the customers.

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Another Massachusetts Utility to See Residential Default Service Rates Approach 15¢

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a/ Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU base electric service rates for the period beginning December 1, 2014.

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Retail Suppliers Seek Customer Referral Program in Ohio, "Enrollment By Wallet"

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Segment of Industrials Support Duke Energy "Price Stabilization" Rider; But Also Want Opt-Out for Large Customers (Says Rider a Benefit Due to Soaring PJM Capacity Prices)

A segment of Ohio industrial customers has voiced support for Duke Energy Ohio's proposed Price Stabilization Rider, while at the same time proposing that very large customers (and only those customers) be permitted to make an election to avoid the rider.

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Illinois Posts Prices, Winning Bidders from September ComEd, Ameren Default Service Procurement

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PPL, Duquesne Light Seeing Residential Shopping Decline

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Texas to Further Study Subsynchronous Oscillation, While Taking Steps on Cost Allocation

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September 26

Petroleum Marketer to Acquire Retail Electric Supplier

A petroleum marketer applied at FERC for approval of a transaction under which it would acquire 100% of a retail supplier's outstanding membership shares.

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Ohio Approves Results of Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved the results of Dayton Power & Light's second wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail generation service rates through May 2017.

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State Seeks Comment on New Bill Inserts Required to Notify Customers of Default Service Rate Changes

The Connecticut PURA has requested that the utilities, consumer counsel, and procurement manager consult and submit written comments or a joint recommendation to the Authority for approval regarding the process to be implemented for the utilities to comply with new legislation which requires that customers be notified of Standard Service rate changes.

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Mansfield Power and Gas Seeks Supplier Licenses in New State

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State Seeks Comment on Applicability of Gross Receipts Tax, SUT to Electric Customers

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority sought comments regarding the current practice employed by Connecticut electric and gas utilities to assign Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) and Sales and Use Taxes (SUT) to customer bills.

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September 25

Consumer Advocate Warns Customer About Retail Supplier, Tells Them to Switch to SOS

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State Seeks Comments on Retail Supplier Sales & Marketing Practices, Standard Disclosure Statement

A state regulator has issued a request for comments concerning its investigation into the development and implementation of marketing standards and sales practices for electric suppliers

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Dillon Energy Services Seeks Electric Supplier License

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September 24

Broker Acquires Clients From Exiting Competitor

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Communications Venture Capital Fund Among Owners of Start-up Broker

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Shipley Energy Seeks Supplier License in New State

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September 23

New York Proposal Would "Further Entrench" Utilities As Service Providers, "Roll Back" Decades of Competition

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Retail Suppliers Warn PJM Ignoring Transition Costs, Mechanism for New Capacity Performance Procurement

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Direct Energy Offers Novel Interpretations of Court's Order Vacating Order 745, Future of Demand Response

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September 22

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ERCOT Uplift Would Be Used to Compensate Generators for Oscillation Protection Under One (of Three) Staff Proposal

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Report: PJM Load Paying $433 Million in Higher Costs Annually Due to Energy Efficiency Omitted from PJM Capacity Market Load Forecast

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TNMP Seeks Authorization for Smart Meter Remediation Plan to Replace 2G Technology; Maximum Cost of $3 Million Anticipated in AMS Surcharge Reconciliation

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September 19

Wholesale Energy Marketer, Native American Among Owners of Start-Up Retail Supplier; Energy Vets Fill Leadership Positions

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Yet Another Lawsuit Seeks Class Action Status Regarding Claims of "Competitive" Pricing from Retail Supplier

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ERCOT, TDU Oppose Retail Provider's Sought Resettlement Due to Inaccurate Meter Data

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N.H. PUC Opens New Proceeding to Determine Whether to Divest PSNH Utility Power Plants

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PECO Posts Results from Default Service Auction

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September 18

Paul Thomas, Former CEO of Green Mountain Energy, Joins Texas REP as a Strategic Advisor

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Massachusetts Residential Default Service Rate to Exceed 16¢/kWh

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New York to Hold Another Technical Conference on Accelerated Switching

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Court Denies En Banc Rehearing of Order Vacating FERC Demand Response Compensation Order

The U.S. Court of Appeal of the D.C. circuit has denied en banc rehearing of its earlier order striking down FERC Order 745, FERC's order which provided that demand response shall be paid full LMP.

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Texas QSE to Pay $28,000 to Settle Alleged Failure to Update Operating Plan, Offer Curve

A Texas QSE would pay $28,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of PURA § 39.151 (d) and (j); P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.503(f)(2), related to oversight of wholesale market participants; and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Protocols §§ 3.9(7) and 6.4.3.1, related to current operating plans and energy offer curves for RUC-committed resources, respectively

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Ohio Approves Dayton Power & Light Plan to Divest Utility Generation Assets

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Dayton Power & Light's plan to separate its generation from the utility by transferring the generation to a competitive affiliate.

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September 17

Majority of Residential Default Service Load at PECO Would Be Served Under 24-Month Contracts Under Settlement

A partial settlement in PECO's default service proceeding for the period commencing June 1, 2015 would rely on 24--month contracts to supply the majority of residential default service load.

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PSNH Expects to Decrease Default Service Rate

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FERC Allows Non-Competitive ISO-NE Capacity Auction Prices to Become Law; Clark, Bay "Cannot Conclude" That ISO-NE IMM Complied With Tariff

By taking no action on the filing of the results from ISO New England's capacity auction for the 2017-18 delivery period by September 15, FERC allowed ISO-NE's tariff filing containing the results of the auction to become effective by operation of law.

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PSNH Changes to Alternative Default Service Would Close Traditional Default Service to Shopping Customers

Public Service Company of New Hampshire has proposed changes to its Rate ADE - Alternative Default Energy Service which would eliminate the ability for certain large customers to return to traditional fixed price default service (Rate DE) after having migrated to competitive supply.

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Market Monitor: PPL Energy Supply-Riverstone Combination Would Have "Anticompetitive Impact" Absent Mitigation Beyond That Proposed by Companies

The multi-step transaction that would essentially see PPL Energy Supply, LLC and RJS Power Holdings LLC combine to form Talen Energy, "would have an anticompetitive impact on several local energy markets," even with the companies' proposed mitigation measures, the PJM Independent Market Monitor said in comments to FERC seeking additional mitigation measures.

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Texas REP Would Pay $42,500 to Resolve Alleged Customer Deposition, Prepayment Violations

A Texas REP would pay $42,500 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve allegations that E-Now failed to maintain funds, in the appropriate instruments and accounts, to cover 100% of customer deposits and advance payments.

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September 16

Pennsylvania Utility to Move From Quarterly Rate to Six-Month Fixed Default Service Rate for Residential Customers Under Settlement

A partial settlement in PPL Electric Utilities' default service proceeding for the period beginning June 1, 2015 would depart from the current quarterly price changes for residential and small commercial default service, in favor of six-month fixed pricing.

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Retail Supplier Launches Longer-Term Fixed Price Contracts Under 3DOM Brand

A retail supplier has begun offering 36-month fixed electric and natural gas contracts to residential customers, branding the products as "3DOM."

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Settlement Would Retain 6-Month Fixed Default Rate at Duquesne Light, Require Unbundling Proposal

A partial settlement in Duquesne Light's default service proceeding for the period beginning June 1, 2015 would maintain the use of six-month fixed pricing for residential default service.

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Texas Staff Schedule Workshop on AMS Low-Income Program

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Connecticut Issues Preliminary Determination of Retail Supplier's RPS Compliance, Required Alternative Compliance Payments for 2012

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Utility Said to Reimburse Industrial Customers for Already Paid FirstEnergy Solutions RTO Surcharge, Will Drop Surcharge from Consolidated Bills

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ESCO Seeks Authorization to Resume Marketing to Residential Customers

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Texas Staff File Final Proposed List of Non-Volunteer POLRs for 2015-16

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a final proposed list of retail electric providers designated to serve as Large Service Providers (non-volunteer POLRs) for the 2015-16 term, for each customer class and TDU area.

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PURA Said to Have Made in Error in Issuing NOV to Spark Energy

Spark Energy said that the Connecticut PURA has confirmed to Spark that a Notice of Violation issued to Spark Energy last week was made in error.

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September 12

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA Names 20-Year Retail Energy Veteran As VP of Sales

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Retail Supplier Brands Products as "Patriot Plans", Adds Stars & Stripes to Logo, Also to Launch Gas Service in New State

A retail supplier confirmed that it will be entering a new natural gas market, and rolled out a new brand and logo for its electricity service.

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State Orders New Choice Comparison Website to Include "Snapshot" of Historic Rates, Won't Require Suppliers to Promote

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Texas Assigns 6 REPs Cost of Broadcasting PUCT Meetings

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has assigned to six retail electric providers the cost of broadcasting Commission meetings online.

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Pennsylvania Approves Program to Rely on Retail Suppliers to Meet PPL Time of Use Rate Mandate

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a settlement under which PPL Electric Utilities will meet its statutory obligation to offer a Time of Use rate to customers by relying on electric generation suppliers under an open process.

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September 11

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Regulator Opens Proceeding to Develop Standard Electric Supplier Residential Contract

The Connecticut PURA has opened Docket 14-07-17 for an investigation into the development of a standard electric supplier residential contract

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Spark Energy Reports Expanded Unit Margins, Customer Growth

Spark Energy saw expanded unit margins and increased customer count during the quarter ended June 30, 2014, it said in reporting second quarter earnings yesterday.

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Regulator Directs Suppliers to Begin Reporting Historic Variable Rates, Provides Instructions

The Connecticut PURA yesterday directed retail electric suppliers to begin reporting historic variable rates.

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Texas REPs Challenge POLR Designations

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Ohio Accepts Results of AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

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Regulator to Investigate Application of Gross Receipts and Sales and Use Taxes

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September 10

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Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

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Pennsylvania Directs Retail Suppliers To Conduct Internal Review to Ensure Compliance With New Switching Rules

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State Issues Notice of Violation to Eight Retail Suppliers Over Gross Receipts Reporting, RPS Compliance

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ERCOT Seeks Court Order to Compel Bankrupt Retail Provider to Accept Market Participant Agreement To Protect Market From Uplift

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