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People's Counsel Seeks Change To Require Written Signature For Telephonic Sales

An Office of People's Counsel has submitted a petition to the PSC to initiate a rulemaking to modify of the utility consumer bills of rights (CBOR)

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FirstEnergy To Exit Competitive Operations By Mid-2018

FirstEnergy said in reporting earnings that it has reached a decision to exit "competitive operations" by mid-2018

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Texas Retail Providers, NextEra Energy Reach Stipulation On Oncor Branding, Method For Customer Rate Credits

NextEra Energy, Inc. and several Texas retail electric providers have reached stipulations, filed in NextEra Energy's application before the Public Utility Commission of Texas to acquire Oncor, concerning the branding of Oncor and competitive NextEra Energy affiliates, and certain rate credits adopted in the proceedings.

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Would Apply Rate Cap To Retail Supplier Pricing

 

Regulator Seeks Comments on Marketing Standards, Stakeholder Proposals; Includes Requirement For All Door-to-Door Sales To Use Tablet, Be Recorded

A regulator has sought further comment on proposed marketing standards for electricity supply service.

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PSC Proposes To Place Five-year Expiration On Supplier Licenses, Require Renewals; Language Could Be Interpreted As Requiring Photo ID For "Each" Sales Rep (Not Just Door-to-Door)

A PSC has issued a revised set of proposed rules for electricity supplier licensing standards.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Retail Supplier Launches "Major" New Loyalty Program (Home Services Bundle, Pay TV Bundle Among Offers)

 

Auction of PSNH Utility Generation Delayed Due to Court Appeal, New Schedule Set

The New Hampshire PUC has set a new timeline for the auction of generation owned by Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource).

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Launches New Solar Combination Offer, With Rebate, In Texas

 

February 21

Start-Up Texas REP Launches PowertoConfuse.org To Educate Customers Ahead Of Launch

Retail Provider CEO Says System "Broken"

Company's Approach Will Emphasis Technology, Data

A start-up Texas retail electric provider announced that it has launched PowertoConfuse.org, which it called, "an easy-to-understand interactive educational resource."

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Texas Bills Would Terminate Authority For General Land Office To Sell Retail Power

Two identical bills filed with the Texas legislature (HB 1685 / SB 736) would terminate the statutory grant of authority that currently allows the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to sell power to public retail customers

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Texas Bill Would Make Unauthorized Switch in Retail Electric Provider A Criminal Offense

Bill Would Require Signed, Written Statement From Customer For Service "Initiation" With Retail Provider

HB 1475 has been filed with the Texas legislature which would make the unauthorized initiation of service with a different retail electric provider a criminal offense

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Texas Electric Complaints Declined in 2016, Violation Rate Declines As Well

The total volume of electric complaints filed by consumers with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in Calendar Year 2016 decreased by approximately 30% from last year’s record low volume, Regulatory Compliance Services reported

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Legislation Round-up: TDU Rate Changes, Vulnerable Customer Identification, Mexico Electricity Exports

 

TXU Says Cash Back Program Surpasses $300 Million in Customer Loyalty Rewards Payments

TXU Energy announced that, with the annual cash back rewards it has paid to customers to start 2017, its cash back program has now paid more than $300 million to customers over 10 years.

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Calls For Mandatory Time Of Use Pricing for Texas Retail Electric Providers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Op-Ed Calls For Retail Electric Choice In Minnesota

 

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RetailEnergyX: Peoples Natural Gas (of Pa.) Affiliate To Acquire Kentucky LDC

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier’s Contact Call Centers Receive Certification from J.D. Power

 

February 20

Texas TDU To Issue Refunds, Through Retail Energy Providers Or Potentially Mailed Check, To Customers Placed on Wrong Delivery Rate Schedule

TDU To Pay $425,000 Fine Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A Texas TDU is to issue refunds, through one of three avenues including through a customer's retail electric provider, and pay a $425,000 fine under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas that resolves Staff's investigation into alleged violations of 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) § 25.214, relating to Retail Delivery Service Provided by Investor Owned Transmission and Distribution Utilities, and the TDU's Tariff for Retail Delivery Service adopted pursuant thereto.

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New York ALJs Adopt Protective Order In Retail Market Evidentiary Review Proceeding

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market have adopted a protective order.

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Connecticut Light & Power Files New Default Service Rates

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) has filed with PURA new Last Resort Service (LRS) rates for the period beginning April 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica, Direct Energy Parent, Launches New Innovations Venture, Seeks To Invest £100 Million In Start-ups, Includes "Scouts" In Houston

 

Regulator Sets Status Conference On Consumer Advocate's Petition To Investigate Retail Suppliers' Alleged "Abusive" Practices, Potential Low-Income Shopping Ban

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled for March 8 a status conference concerning the Office of Consumer Counsel's petition for PURA, "open a proceeding investigating the effects of abusive electric supplier marketing practices on vulnerable populations."

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks License In Northeast State

• EnergyObjective Seeks New License

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Startup Aims To Add More Power To Choosing Electric Plans

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Watchdogs Seek Tighter Limits On Energy Retailers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Houston Chron: Q&A With TEPA President Andrew Barth

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica To Start Construction Of New Battery Storage Facility

 

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RetailEnergyX (2/16): Nevada Governor: "Likely" Energy Choice Will Be Introduced, Creates Committee on Energy Choice

Committee Excludes Retail Suppliers As Stakeholder Category For Membership

 


February 17

N.Y. ALJ Issues Further Guidance To ESCOs, Who Aren't Parties To Retail Market Review Case, Concerning PSC Staff Data Requests, Notes Staff's Subpoena Power

A New York ALJ presiding over the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market has issued further guidance to ESCOs who are not parties to the evidentiary proceeding, to further provide understanding to non-parties concerning data requests which have been issued to them by Staff

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Governor Names Retail Supplier VP To Fill PUC Seat

Retail supplier regulatory affairs VP named to PUC post

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Mint Energy Expands To New State

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Retail Choice Opponents "Fill" Nebraska Chamber To Speak Out Against Energy Choice

 

PSEG Merchant Arm Names New President Of Gas Supply For Trading Organization

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Stream Energy Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: New England Generators Seek FERC Clarification On Refund Of Peak Energy Rent Adjustments (Impacts Retail Suppliers' Fixed Price Contracts)

 

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 March 2017

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From the RetailEnergyX.com Archives (1/24): NRG Seeks Waiver of Capacity Market Penalty For Capacity Shortfall

 

February 16

Spark Energy Affiliate Announces Acquisition, With Option Which Would Bring Affiliate's Total To 100,000 RCEs

National Gas & Electric, LLC, an affiliate of Spark Energy, announced today that it has, "closed on a company acquisition with an option to purchase additional customers."

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N.Y. ALJ Issues Guidance For Filing of Confidential ESCO Discovery Responses, Including Responses To Staff Information Requests Directed To ESCOs Not Parties To Proceeding

A New York PSC Administrative Law Judge has issued guidance concerning the filing of confidential discovery responses by ESCOs in the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets, including guidance directed to ESCOs who are not party to the case, but who have been served with information requests issued by PSC Staff

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ESCO Calls Discovery Process In N.Y. Evidentiary Review of Mass Markets, "Unfair"

Citing the lack of a protective order which would allow all parties to receive discovery responses and develop testimony based on such responses, Family Energy, Inc. said in a February 10 filing with the New York PSC concerning the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy markets that, "it is simply unfair for this proceeding to continue without an appropriate Protective Order in place," given that, unlike other parties, PSC Staff will be receiving discovery responses in the absence of a protective order.

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RetailEnergyX: Governor In Vertically Integrated State: "Likely" Energy Choice Will Be Introduced, Creates Committee on Energy Choice

Committee Excludes Retail Suppliers As Stakeholder Category For Membership

 


Large, Utility-Affiliated Retail Supplier Registers as New York ESCO

A large retail supplier has filed an Energy Service Company (ESCO) retail access application, for electricity, with the New York PSC

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Update: Parent In "Process" Of Monetizing (Selling) Retail Supplier

In releasing earnings today, TransCanada Corporation said of its previously reported decision to sell its Northeast power marketing business, "We are also in the process of monetizing the U.S. Northeast power marketing business."

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RetailEnergyX: Nebraska Holding Hearing On Bill Which Would Require Introduction Of Electric Choice

 

Texas PUC Revises Date For Third Party AMI Data Access, Authorization Workshop

The Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has revised the date for a workshop concerning third party authorization to access Smart Meter Texas (SMT) data (Project 46204)

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RetailEnergyX: Former NRG CMO, Reliant VP Joins Mattress Retailer

 

From the Archives (2/7): Badar Khan, Direct Energy CEO, Named Group Executive Committee at National Grid

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February 15

Retail Supplier, Marketer Names New President

A retail supplier announced today that ...

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Retail Supplier "Bearish" On Solar

A retail supplier said that the company has turned "bearish" on the solar segment

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Funds For Low-Income Smart Device REP Reimbursement Program Nearly Exhausted At Final Texas Utility

AEP Texas North Division reported that, as of February 14, it has received invoices from retail electric providers that exhaust 75% and 90% of the funds made available to REPs for reimbursement under a program under which REPs provide no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Publishes Written Final Rule on Use of Portable Electronic Devices In Door-to-Door Sales

 

New York-based Retail Supplier Expands To Ohio

A retail supplier announced that it is expanding to Ohio

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Park Power Receives New Retail Supplier License

• Best Practice Energy Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Oncor Provides Notice That It Will Make Rate Filing

Oncor informed the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it will soon make a rate filing, as the result of show cause orders previously issued by cities with original jurisdiction.

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RetailEnergyX: Generators File Suit Against Illinois Nuclear Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Edison Energy to Conduct Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning Projects for New York City Operated Buildings

 

February 14

Just Energy Has Funnel Of Over 700 Retail Storefronts

Includes Nation's Dominant Retailer

Just Energy has a funnel that, over the next 16 months, will bring the retail supplier into over 700 storefront locations, the company's Chief Sales Officer Morgan Smith told EnergyChoiceMatters.com in an interview.

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Retail Supplier Said To Offer First Green-e Carbon Offset Gas Plans In NJ, MD

A supplier said that it has begun offering what it said was the first residential Green-e Climate certified 100% carbon offset natural gas product in Maryland and New Jersey.

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N.Y. Utility Seeks To Expand Smart Meter Deployment To Cover Full Territory

An EDC has newly petitioned the New York PSC for approval to fully deploy advanced metering infrastructure throughout its territory.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Purchases Energy Management Co. (And Former Retail Supplier)

 

Texas PUC Staff Seeks Comments On Third Party Authorization To Access Smart Meter Texas Data, SMT Functionalities

The Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has requested comments from interested parties relating to a rulemaking concerning third party authorization to access Smart Meter Texas (SMT) data (Project 46204)

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TXU Proposes Oncor Be Prohibited From Sharing "Identifying Brand Features" With Parent, NextEra Competitive Affiliates

Echoing concerns raised by certain other retail market participants, TXU Energy filed a statement of position with the Texas PUC, in the proceeding reviewing NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, in which TXU said that Oncor should be prohibited from using any "identifying brand features" used by its parent or competitive affiliates

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RetailEnergyX: El Paso Electric Seeks Texas Base Rate Hike Due To New Ratebased Generation

 

February 13

NRG Forms "Business Review" Committee; As Cooperation Agreement with Elliott Management and Bluescape Energy Partners Announced

John Wilder and Barry Smitherman to Join NRG Board

NRG Energy, Inc. today announced that it has entered into cooperation agreements with affiliates of each of Elliott Management Corporation and Bluescape Energy Partners LLC.

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Utility Selects Retail Supplier To Supply Customers Ineligible For Choice Service For Three-Year Term, Reports Bids

A utility has selected a retail supplier to serve low-income customers

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Calpine: Creating Retail "Powerhouse" A Top Priority

Retail Platform "Strategically Complete", Not Planning Additional Retail Platform Purchases Absent "Deep Value"

Creating a retail energy "powerhouse" is a top priority for Calpine in 2017, Trey Griggs, who was newly named as President of Calpine Retail, said during an earnings call on Friday.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Dropping Customers To Default Service

 

New Jersey BGS Default Service Auction Prices Up To 20% Lower Versus Prior Contracts Being Replaced

New Jersey's 2017 procurement of contracts for one-third of the fixed priced Basic Generation Service (BGS) default electric service portfolio resulted in contracts that are 6.8 percent to 18.2 percent less expensive than the expiring contracts from the 2014 BGS auction.

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RetailEnergyX: Broker, LED Provider Sets Growth Strategy After Acquiring Retail Supplier

 

NextEra Energy Says Revised Oncor Code of Conduct Would Not Prohibit Use Of "Similar" Branding Identifying Both Utility, REPs As NextEra Companies

NextEra Energy, Inc. said in response to a request for information from the NRG Companies, in the Texas PUC proceeding reviewing NextEra's proposed acquisition of Oncor, that a revised Oncor code of conduct proposed in the case would not prohibit Oncor and the NextEra Energy competitive affiliates from using similar branding identifying the entities as subsidiaries of NextEra Energy.

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RetailEnergyX: DFW Transplant Shocked By El Paso Electric High Bills, Lack of Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Marketer Completes Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: ComEd Receives OK To Provide Energy Usage Data To Product/Service Developers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine CEO (Again) Claims Up To 30% of ERCOT Generation Losing Money

 

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RetailEnergyX: Oncor Informs REPs Of Process To Eliminate State College Discount, Transition ESI-IDs To Standard Rates

 

February 10

Just Energy "Actively Looking" At M&A, Inorganic Growth

Company To Pursue "Aggressive" Growth With Balance Sheet In Order

With the completion of several financing activities to reduce debt and put its balance sheet in order, Just Energy is now set to undertake "aggressive" growth, including inorganic growth, Just Energy co-CEO Deb Merril said during an earnings call yesterday.

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Retail Supplier Now Selling At Retail Storefronts, Includes Texas Location

CEO: Could Become One Of Supplier's Largest Sales Channels

A retail supplier has launched a new sales channel with "retail storefront partners."

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Texas PUC Chair Nelson Warns REPs Commission Will Be Watching Behavior Closely, As PUC Allows Door-to-Door Sales To Be Verified By Portable Electronic Device Without TPV

The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted a final rule which allows retail electric providers to enroll customers via door-to-door sales using a portable electronic device (PED) without the requirement for a TPV or other telephonic verification that is required for other door-to-door sales, but PUC Chairman Donna Nelson warned REPs that the Commission would be closely monitoring behavior.

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Launches Online Tool For Customers To Avoid Retail Supplier "Rip-Offs", Says Complaints Spike 65%

 

Calpine Names President of Retail Division

Calpine Reports Purchase Price For North American Power

Calpine named a President of Calpine Retail and disclosed its purchase price for NA Power

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Customer Alleges Solar Company "Outright Lied" About Savings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mothballed Unit in ERCOT Decommissioned

 

February 9

Direct Energy CEO Departing Company, Centrica Creates New Global Consumer Division

Badar Khan, CEO of Direct Energy and Centrica's Chief Executive of Energy Supply & Services in North America, is leaving Centrica to assume a new role at ...

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New York ALJ Extends Deadline To File Initial Testimony in Evidentiary Review of Retail Markets (Potential Complete Prohibition On Mass Market Sales)

A New York ALJ has extended the deadline by which parties must file direct testimony in the PSC's Track I evidentiary process to examine the retail energy markets.

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Texas ALJ Finds Company Acted As Aggregator Without Certificate

A Texas Administrative Law Judge issued an interim order granting a partial summary decision which concludes that Current Utilities, Inc., "served as an aggregator and provided aggregation services without first registering as an aggregator."

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RetailEnergyX: ISO-NE Reports Price From 2020-21 Capacity Auction

 

Exelon "Very Happy" With Current Retail Biz Position, But Continues Disciplined "Hunt" For Accretive Retail M&A

Exelon executives said during an earnings call yesterday that they are "very happy" with the current position of their Constellation competitive retail supply business, but continue to "hunt" for accretive retail M&A.

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Just Energy Continues To See Loss of Customers Due To Margin Discipline

Just Energy continued its strategy of improving customer margins, which led to higher margins on new customers signed during the quarter ending December 31, 2016, but an overall decline in customers, the company disclosed in reporting earnings

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WMECO Files New Default Service Rates

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for medium and large commercial and industrial customers for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Consolidated Edison, Inc. Organizes Non-utility Businesses Into New Clean Energy Holding Co.

 

February 8

NRG Seeks Admission or Denial That Proposed Oncor Code of Conduct Would Allow Utility To Refer Customers To Affiliated Retail Provider

The NRG companies have issued a set of requests for information to NextEra Energy, Inc. concerning NextEra's filing before the Public Utility Commission of Texas to acquire Oncor, which further detail NRG's concerns with the transaction from a competitive standpoint

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Nstar Files New Default Service Rates

Nstar (Eversource) has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service electric rates for large C&I customers for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2017

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Midwest Retail Supplier To Expand To Pennsylvania, Discloses Customer Count

A Midwest retail supplier said that it plans to enter the Pennsylvania market in early 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Market, Energy-Only Advocate Barry Smitherman Under Consideration For FERC Chairmanship

 

Bids Submitted In FirstEnergy EDCs' RFP For Retail Suppliers To Serve Low-Income Customer Load

The FirstEnergy EDCs' RFP to procure 100% of Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load saw at least one bidder submit a conforming bid in the RFP process during the bid window February 6, 2017, and the RFP process would procure 100% of PIPP customer load contingent on PUCO approval of the results, according to an auction manager report.

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RetailEnergyX: What Triggers NY PSC Heightened Investigation Of ESCO Compliance? State Comptroller Gives Insight

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Reports Q4, 2016 Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy Completes Acquisition Of ENGIE’S U.S. Portfolio

 

February 7

Energy Management, Data Veteran Launches New Broker in Texas

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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Energy Advisor Names New CFO

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Adopts New Name, Branding

 

Potomac Edison Residential Electric Supply Charges To Increase, New SOS Rates Filed

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for residential customers for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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Pennsylvania Reverses December Residential Electric Shopping Decline During January; Duquesne Light Sees Jump In Shopping Losses

Pennsylvania saw a return to statewide residential electric shopping growth in January, after a statewide decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply during December 2016

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From the Archives (12/6): Video Doorbell Bundle Among Latest Stream Mix and Match Plans

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RetailEnergyX: Generators Oppose Sought Assistance For Dominion Nuke in CT (Could Include Utility Supply Contracts)

 

February 6

Just Energy Announces Exclusive Partnership With Smart Device Provider

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into a partnership with ...

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Ohio Discloses Winning Standard Choice Offer Suppliers At Vectren

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclsoed the winning bidders from the Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Standard Choice Offer auction for the period April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

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Pepco Files New SOS Rates

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Sprague Resources Complete Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

Delmarva has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates for Type II customers for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: FERC’s Bay: Energy-Only Market Is Most Market-Oriented Solution, With Greatest Transparency, Simplicity, and Efficiency

 

Michigan Utilities File Final Levels For 2017 10% Choice Caps

Michigan electric utilities have filed final levels for the 2017 10% choice caps.

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Texas Retail Provider To Pay $160,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A REP would pay $160,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Again Filed To Allow Large C&Is to Take Customer Choice At Austin Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: IPPNY: High NY Bills Persist Despite Low Wholesale Rates Due To Regulated Non-Supply Charges

 

February 3

Texas PUC Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption For Door-to-Door Enrollments Using Portable Electronic Devices

Addresses Earlier Proposal Which Would Have Indefinitely Extended Rescission Period

Addresses Requirement for REPs To Inform Customers of Potential Early Termination Fees From Current REP

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for adoption that would establish rules to allow retail electric providers to use portable electronic devices (PEDs) to enroll customers in door-to-door sales

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NextEra Says Divestiture of Texas REPs Sought By NRG Under Oncor Acquisition Is, "Plainly Anti-Competitive"

The recommendation from the NRG Companies that NextEra Energy be required to divest its Texas retail electric providers as a condition of any approval of NextEra's acquisition of Oncor is, "plainly anti-competitive," NextEra Energy, Inc. said in rebuttal testimony.

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Delaware Adopts Final New Electric Supplier Marketing, Customer Protection Rules

Paves Way For Action on POR

Advance Notice Of Variable Rates Required

The Delaware PSC has adopted as final new electricity marketing and customer protection rules under Reg. Docket 49.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff File Emergency Response Service Draft Proposal For Adoption

 

FERC OKs Dynegy Purchase Of GDF Suez Generation, Divestiture Proposal

FERC has approved a transaction under which Dynegy will acquire 9,017 megawatts of generation capacity from Engie (f/k/a GDF Suez), accepting the mitigation proposal from Dynegy

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FERC Rejects MISO Forward Capacity Market For Retail Choice Areas

Use of State-Determined Capacity Payment For Michigan Retail Suppliers Implicated

FERC has rejected the Midcontinent ISO's proposal to create a three-year forward capacity auction specific to those areas of MISO with retail choice (often called the "competitive retail solution" or CRS)

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New Retail Supplier Enters New Jersey

An ESCO has announced its expansion into New Jersey.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Polls Says Ohio Customers Oppose Ratepayer-Funded Generation, Elimination Of Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: Legislators Question Maine PowerOptions Staff

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG, Reliant Provide RECs For Super Bowl

 

February 2

Utility Modifies Proposal For New Customer Referral Program, Removing Random Assignment

Columbia Gas of Ohio has modified proposed tariff revisions that would implement day-one choice service with what originally would have also served as a form of customer referral program, but which now omits a random referral process and would only allow customers selecting a specific retail supplier to take choice service immediately

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PSC Issues Final Report, Recommendations On Opt-In Electric Supply Program

The Maryland PSC has sent to legislators a final report concerning an opt-in electricity affordability program for residential and small commercial customers (PC 47).

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PUCO Approves Settlement For Deployment of 900,000 Smart Meters at AEP Ohio, Addresses Retail Supplier Time of Use Billing, AMI Data Provision

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved, with no substantive modifications to provisions related to the retail market, a stipulation among several parties that permits AEP Ohio to proceed with phase 2 of its gridSMART program, which includes the deployment of approximately 894,000 AMI meters, and which requires steps to permit the billing of Time of Use rates by retail suppliers, with utility-offered TOU supply rate options terminated upon a competitive market for TOU generation supply.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Selected To Serve Intuit

 

Regulator Seeks Comments Regarding Default Service Procurement Practices, Methodology

The Connecticut PURA has issued a request for comments concerning a review and any amendments to the Power Procurement Plan for Standard Service and Last Resort Service

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RetailEnergyX: PSC Discloses Each Retail Supplier’s Load, Customer Count In Annual Competition Report

 

PUCO Approves Results of FirstEnergy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of the FirstEnergy EDCs' wholesale auction that will be blended with prior procurements to ultimately determine the EDCs' Standard Service Offer through May 2018.

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Power Marketer To Pay $41 Million Penalty Under FERC Settlement, Disgorge $40.8 Million

FERC approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: King Files Bill To Eliminate Texas Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax on Electricity (Applicable to REPs)

 

Generator To Pay $36,000 Under FERC Settlement

FERC approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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Update: PUCO Accepts Increased Columbia Gas of Ohio SCO Retail Price Adjustment

An auction to determine the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) for the Standard Choice Offer at Columbia Gas in Ohio resulted in an RPA of ...

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Revised 4CP Report

 

February 1

PSC Expands Grid Modernization Proceeding To Include Re-examination of Retail Choice Issues

A PSC has expanded the scope of issues to be reviewed under its electric grid transformation proceeding to include, "competitive markets and customer choice," issues, particularly re-examining current administrative processes that discourage customers from selecting a retail supplier

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NRG Warns of Potential "Transitive" Co-branding Among NextEra Retail Providers, Oncor

Says Public Association Between NextEra REPs and Utility Oncor Could Be Created

In response to an RFI to NextEra Energy in the Texas PUC proceeding reviewing NextEra Energy's application to acquire Oncor (where, as previously reported, NRG is seeking to require NextEra to divest its Texas REPs as part of any approval), the NRG companies have further detailed their concerns if Oncor becomes affiliated with the NextEra retail providers.

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Columbia Gas of Ohio Default Service Retail Adder to Increase

An auction to determine the Retail Price Adjustment (RPA) for the Standard Choice Offer at Columbia Gas in Ohio resulted in an RPA of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Adds "Co-op" To Brand

 

Several More New York ESCOs Seek Waiver of Prohibition On Service To Low-Income Customers

Several more ESCOs have filed requests for waivers with the New York PSC in order to continue to serve assistance program participant (APP) customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Affiliate Of Texas REP Launches New Commercial Services Division (Smart Controls, Energy Conservation)

 

RESA Cites Retail Suppliers' Lower Complaint Vs. Utilities in Connecticut, Points To Available Rate Savings From Shopping

In the wake of a petition from the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel to open an investigation into alleged "abusive" practices of retail suppliers, including the potential for a prohibition on shopping for hardship customers (see story here), the Retail Energy Supply Association noted retail suppliers' lower complaint rate versus the utilities, and the numerous competitive products offering savings or added value currently available to Connecticut customers

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan Says Study Finds Reliability Standards Will Be Met If Lower Peninsula’s Planned Projects Completed

 

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RetailEnergyX: From The Archives (First Reported By RetailEnergyX.com on 1/30): Premier Holding Corp. Announces FERC Authorization To Acquire Retail Supplier

 

January 31

Consumer Counsel Petitions Regulator To Open Investigation Into "Abusive" Practices Of Retail Suppliers

Notes Regulator Can Mandate Hardship Customers Be Served Only On Default Service (Shopping Ban)

Asks That Regulator Collect Evidence From Retail Suppliers

A state consumer counsel asked a state regulator to, "open a proceeding investigating the effects of abusive electric supplier marketing practices on vulnerable populations."

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Settlement Would Establish New Bypassable Adder To Utility Default Service Rates

A stipulation among several parties would establish a new bypassable adder to default service rates

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco Files New SOS Rates

 

NRG Companies "Admit" Interest In Acquiring Gexa

The NRG Companies, responding to an RFI that was first exclusively reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com on January 24, have admitted that they have expressed an interest in acquiring Gexa Energy.

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Utility Would Institute Pilots For Supplier Consolidated Billing; Billing of Non-Commodity Costs on Utility Bill Under Stipulation

A stipulation among several parties would establish several pilot retail market enhancements

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RetailEnergyX: Update: FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities File New Commercial Default Service Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Large Energy Broker Opens New Office in Chicago As Part Of Growth

 

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RetailEnergyX: United Center, Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks Renew Partnership with Retail Supplier, "Official Energy Company"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Upper Michigan Energy Resources Files Application To Build New Utility Generation

 

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Completes Sale of Four Merchant Power Plants

 

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RetailEnergyX: The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

 

January 30

Large Texas Retail Provider Files To Use Trade Name Hello Energy

A REP applied for an amendment to its Texas retail electric provider certificate to add the trade name "Hello Energy" to the certificate

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Another Large NY ESCO Seeks Waiver To Offer Service To Low-Income Customers, Via Cash Back Program

An ESCO filed a petition with the New York PSC for waiver of the PSC's prohibition on service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers so that it may continue to offer such customers its cash back program

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Environmental Groups Back Direct Energy Sought Clarifications on Retail Choice Sales in Virginia

Direct Notes Utilities Have Had 10 Years To Offer Statutory Green Power Supply Tariff, Haven't Done So

Environmental groups have filed comments in support of several clarifications sought by Direct Energy concerning the carve-out for renewable energy supply sales as one of the last vestiges of retail electric choice in Virginia, as Direct Energy and the utilities continue to spar over the text of the 2007 statute which generally ended customer choice in Virginia.

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RetailEnergyX: Referencing New POR Program Adopted in November, Crain’s Says IL "Just" Made It Easier For Retail Suppliers To Sell "High-Priced Heat"

 

MISO Names Former Competitive Power Exec As CFO

The Midcontinent ISO announced ...

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Sale of Retail Supplier

 

New PJM Task Force To "Assess" State Actions On Resource Adequacy, Generation, Impact on RPM Capacity Market

PJM's stakeholders have created the Capacity Construct/Public Policy Senior Task Force, which will report to the Markets and Reliability Committee

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RetailEnergyX: Columbus Dispatch: Shopping Columbia Gas Customers Are Probably Saving Money -- "For Now"

 

LaFleur: FERC Working To Issue Orders While Quorum Still Present

FERC, "is working to get as many orders out as we can in the time we have left with a quorum," Acting FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur said in a statement

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RetailEnergyX: Former Senator: Customers Paying For El Paso Electric's Bad Choices

 

January 27

Pennsylvania PUC Denies Rehearing Of Order Imposing Price Cap on Retail Supplier Service To CAP Customers At PPL

Rate Cap, "Will Likely Force All CAP Customers To Return To Default Service," PUC Vice Chair Had Previously Said

PUC Commissioner: Shopping Restrictions On CAP Customers Is Like Telling Certain Customers They Can't Buy An iPhone

Commissioner Asks "Where Will It End?" In Regards To Shopping Restrictions

The Pennsylvania PUC denied reconsideration of its decision adopting restrictions on the ability of Customer Assistance Program customers at PPL Electric to shop for a competitive supplier.

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AEP: Ohio Restructuring Focused On "Surgical" Provisions Allowing Utility Investment In New Generation

Provides Update On Disposition on Remaining Merchant Generation

Discussing updates to efforts at the Ohio legislature to restructure the state's electricity market, AEP CEO Nick Akins said that the company is focused on developing "surgical" provisions that would allow AEP Ohio investment in new generation, rather than broader re-regulation that would implicate the utility's obligation to serve, or which would require AEP Ohio to assume capacity obligations for customers

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Direct Energy Encouraged By Initial New York Mass Market Evidentiary Review Procedural Conference, Sees Opportunity For Collaboration Among Parties

Company Welcomes Opportunity To Prove Value of Competitive Market To Mass Market Customers

Discussing an initial procedural conference in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market, Direct Energy's Chris Kallaher, Senior Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for the Northeast Region at Direct Energy, told EnergyChoiceMatters.com that he found the procedural conference "encouraging" and a "pretty good start" at developing a cooperative and collaborative approach among the parties.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Chair: "Unconscionable" For Southern Cross To Avoid Paying Share of CREZ Lines Paid For By ERCOT Customers

 

Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Receives License In New State

Freepoint Energy Solutions received a license in ...

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Norman Bay Resigns From FERC, Trump Names LaFleur Acting Chairman

President Trump named Cheryl LaFleur Acting Chairman of FERC

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Group Announces Public Offering, Proceeds To Be Used To Refinance/Repurchase Maturing Instruments As Appropriate

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Publishes Number of Complaints Against Individual Retail Suppliers

 

January 26

Alert: New York PSC Extends Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers By Several Months, Citing Litigation

The Secretary of the New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers, outside of a guaranteed savings product, by several months, citing litigation of the PSC's most recent APP prohibition order

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Parent of U.S. Retail Supplier To Be Acquired By Canadian Utility, Retail Supplier Holding. Co.

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NY PSC Issues Show Cause Order To Large ESCO After Complaints of Slamming, "Deceptive" Marketing

ESCO Must Show Cause Why Ability To Enroll Customers, Eligibility Should Not Be Revoked

The New York PSC issued an order to show cause to a large ESCO stating the customer complaints have alleged that the ESCO, "has moved customers to the ESCO from another service provider without customer authorization (slamming) and has used deceptive marketing practices when signing up new customers, which is prohibited by the Commission-adopted Uniform Business Practices (UBP)."

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RetailEnergyX: NY ESCO Enters JV To Offer Community Solar In New York

 

PSC Staff In Retail Choice Market Say Utility Not Prohibited From Owning Generation (Including Distributed Generation)

Conclusion Part of Broad Staff Report Examining DER, Dynamic Pricing, Microgrids, EVs, AMI Data Access

It is the opinion of Staff of a PSC that the utility is not prohibited from owning generation under the 1999 restructuring act, Staff said in a wide-ranging report on the grid of the future.

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RetailEnergyX: ALJ Appointed To Serve As Illinois Commerce Commissioner

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Renewable Denton, Texas Plan Loses Website Name To "Spam" Advertisement

 

January 25

Alert: New York PSC Extends Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers By Several Months, Citing Litigation

The Secretary of the New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers, outside of a guaranteed savings product, by several months, citing litigation of the PSC's most recent APP prohibition order

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Smart Home, Automation Provider Acquires Texas Retail Electric Provider, Will Expand Nationwide, Integrate Automation, Green Energy Offerings

A smart home and automation provider said that it has acquired ...

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Exclusive: PPL Electric Utilities Initially Discloses Retail Supplier's Customer Count In Comments on Supplier Consolidated Billing Petition; Later Modifies Filing To Remove Disclosure

PPL Electric Initially Made Disclosure In Saying SCB Could Result In "Destructive" Competition In Retail Market

In its initially filed comments opposing NRG Energy's petition for electricity supplier consolidated billing in Pennsylvania, PPL Electric Utilities ("PPL Electric" or "PPL") disclosed the aggregate customer count of several NRG Energy retail supplier affiliates in PPL Electric's service area.

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AEP Texas North Reports Remaining Funds For REP Smart Device Reimbursement Program

AEP Texas North Division filed a further update with the Texas PUC concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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Maryland PSC Affirms Modified Bypassable Adders for SOS Rates, Rejects Need For "Clarification"

The Maryland PSC has issued an order denying rehearing or clarification of its recent order modifying the bypassable electric SOS Administrative Charge at Baltimore Gas & Electric affirming the new amounts for various components of the SOS adder as set in a November order

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Sponsoring New Energy Section In Texas Monthly

 

PECO: $31 Million Spent on Retail Market Enhancements, Augurs Against Supplier Consolidated Billing Implementation Until Other Enhancements Given Time

PECO has spent $31 million on various retail market enchantments, and the Pennsylvania PUC should give such enhancements time to be evaluated prior to determining whether to implement supplier consolidated billing, PECO said in comments.

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Power Direct Signs Power Supply Agreement With Texas Data Center

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Electric Cooperatives To Install Energy Storage System At Master Distribution Center

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC to Webcast Training Session This Week For New Method For Public Filings Via Internet

 

January 24

NextEra RFI Requests NRG Admit Or Deny NRG Has Expressed Interest in Acquiring Gexa

In an RFI to the NRG Companies in the Texas PUC proceeding examining NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, NextEra Energy, Inc. has requested that the NRG Companies "admit or deny" that NRG has expressed an interest in acquiring Gexa Energy.

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PPL: Provision Contained in NRG's Supplier Consolidated Billing Proposal Could "Trap" Customers On "Substantially" Higher Retail Supplier Rates

A provision proposed by NRG Energy as part of its request to institute supplier consolidated billing for electricity in Pennsylvania could "trap" customers on higher retail supplier rates, PPL Electric said in comments to the PUC

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Update: PECO Electric Prices To Compare To Decrease 4-7% on March 1

PECO has posted official electric prices to compare for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Announces New Rewards Program

 

Pa. Consumer Advocate Says Supplier Consolidated Billing Would Increase Costs, Open Door For Texas-Style Fees For Customer Service Functions

The Pennsylvania PUC should reject a petition from NRG Energy to implement electricity supplier consolidated billing (SCB) because SCB would increase costs and open the door for the charging of additional fees for customer service functions, the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate said in comments to the PUC

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Seeks Waiver of Capacity Market Penalty For Capacity Shortfall

 

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RetailEnergyX: Former Retail Supplier COO Named Board President Of GCPA

 

Update: Chair Audrey Zibelman Departing NY PSC (Updated With PSC Statement)

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January 23

Chair Audrey Zibelman Departing NY PSC

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TXU Offering "Season Pass" Electricity Plan, 50% Off Energy Charge During Summer, Winter

TXU Energy has launched a new electricity plan, Season Pass, which discounts the energy charge by 50% during the summer and winter months.

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Report: Maryland Residential Choice Customers Paid "At Least" $137 Million More Than SOS Rates From 2013-15

Maryland residential electric customers on competitive supply paid "at least" $137 million more than SOS rates from 2013 to 2015, Laurel Peltier, a Baltimore City Resident and reporter for the publication Baltimore Fishbowl, said in public comments filed with the Maryland PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Academic Seeks Subsidies For Texas Nuke Plants, Wants Texas To Follow Jobs-Hemorrhaging Illinois

 

Md. People's Counsel: PSC Should Gather Data On Rates Paid By Low-Income Customers on Competitive Supply, "Consider" Whether NY-Style Prohibition Needed

The Maryland PSC should gather data on the electric rates paid by low-income customers to determine if a prohibition or other restrictions should be placed on shopping for an electricity supplier by low-income customers, the Maryland Office of People's Counsel said in comments filed with the PSC

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PSC Staff: State-Endorsed Opt-In Program Not Appropriate; Staff Also Wary Of Opt-in Pilots

PSC Staff "Supports" Retail Market Enhancements

The Maryland PSC should gather data on the electric rates paid by low-income customers to determine if a prohibition or other restrictions should be placed on shopping for an electricity supplier by low-income customers, the Maryland Office of People's Counsel said in comments filed with the PSC

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State Fuel Fund Negotiating "Preferred Rate" From Electricity Supplier

The Fuel Fund of Maryland (FFM) is negotiating a "preferred rate" from an electricity supplier in the form of a long-term fixed-price electricity supply contract for its bill assistance clients who complete the Watt Watchers of Maryland program.

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Stream Energy Seeks Another New License
• Texas REP Files To Change Name

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January 20

FERC Seeks To Allocate Uplift To Market Participants Who Are "Reasonably Expected" To Have Caused Uplift

Costs To Be Allocated To Entities Which Deviate From Their Day-Ahead Market Schedules

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a NOPR is proposing to revise its regulations to require that each regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) that currently allocates the costs of real-time uplift due to deviations shall allocate such real-time uplift costs, "only to those market participants whose transactions are reasonably expected to have caused the real-time uplift costs."

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Over Objection of Retail Suppliers, FERC Grants Complaint To Immediately Reduce Capacity Market Clawback (Peak Energy Rent) In New England

RESA Had Said Such Immediate PER Modification Would Harm Retail Suppliers, Negatively Impact Fixed Price Agreements

FERC granted in part a complaint filed by generators and found that ISO New England's Peak Energy Rent (PER) mechanism, which is a form of capacity market revenue clawback paid to load, is no longer just and reasonable. FERC ordered immediate changes to the PER strike price

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FirstEnergy Announces Buyer, Price For Sale of Merchant Natural Gas and Hydro Plants

FirstEnergy Corp. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell four merchant natural gas generating plants in Pennsylvania and its merchant portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to ...

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RetailEnergyX: CEO: TXU Sees Acquisitions As Avenue For Retail Growth, OK With "A Little" Attrition

 

FERC Issues Policy Statement Allowing Storage To Receive Cost-Based, Market-Based Compensation Concurrently

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement providing additional guidance for electric storage resources that seek to concurrently recover their costs through cost-based and market-based rates.

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FERC Orders Changes To PJM FTR Forfeiture Rule With Respect To Virtual Transactions

FERC issued an order finding that PJM’s current application of its Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) forfeiture rule to virtual transactions is no longer just and reasonable.

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From The Archives (12/8): Pepco Files Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

The District of Columbia PSC issued a notice accepting comments on Pepco's revisions to its POR discounts filed in December

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Accepts Revised FirstEnergy Solutions Market Based Rate Tariff In Light of (Since Rejected) Affiliate Ohio PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Staff Issues Report on Natural Gas Tariff Provisions, Charges Applicable To Generators, Seeks Comment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Con Edison Development Acquires Certain Assets Of Juhl Energy, O&M Business, Wind Pipeline

 

January 19

Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A start-up applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate.

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Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A Northeast retail supplier applied for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Retail Supplier Transitions To Employee-Owned Company

A retail supplier said that it completed the transition to an employee owned company

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RetailEnergyX: Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

 

Another Large U.S. Retail Supplier Entering Japan

Another large U.S. retail supplier is expanding into Japan

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Acclaim Energy Announces Senior Management Team Addition

Houston-based Acclaim Energy announced the senior management team addition of Scott Sallman as vice president – consulting services & analytics.

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Texas PUC Staff: NextEra Acquisition of Oncor "Not In Public Interest" Absent Substantive Changes To Merger Conditions

PUCT Staff Cites Concerns From Risks of NextEra's Non-Regulated Businesses, Transaction Debt

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed testimony stating that NextEra Energy's proposed acquisition of Oncor is, "not in the public interest without making substantive changes and additions to the applicants' proposed commitments," as Staff cited concerns regarding the risks from NextEra's non-regulated businesses as well as the large amount of debt NextEra proposes to use to fund the transaction.

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RetailEnergyX: ConEdison Solutions Acquires Northeast Solar System Provider

 

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 February 2017

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RetailEnergyX: PUCO Approves AEP Ohio Efficiency Plan Which Includes Smart Thermostat Provisions Addressing Retail Supplier Concerns

 

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Liberals Propose To Replace Forwards-Based Average Default Service Rate With Rate Based on Settled Prices

 

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Leadership On Energy Choice, RESA President Praises Perry's Nomination as Energy Sec.

 

Update: PUCO Approves Decrease in Vectren SCO Adder

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January 17

Retail Price Adjustment for Standard Choice Offer Customers at Vectren to Decrease 17%

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 17, 2017 resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of ...

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FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Default Service Rates To Fall Up To 23%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed residential PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting March 1, 2017

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The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) Names First Director

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) announced that

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Eversource Seeks To Consolidate Nstar, WMECO Operating Companies, Consolidate Rates

Utility Seeks OK For Investment In Storage, EV Infrastructure, DER Integration Tools

Nstar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) have filed a rate case with the Massachusetts DPU that proposes to consolidate the operating companies into a single entity, along with certain rate consolidation, and which seeks authority to invest in storage and other new energy technologies

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Former TXU CEO Teams With Activist Investor To Take Nearly 10% Stake in NRG

 

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RetailEnergyX: Just Energy Announces Early Redemption of the Remaining 6.0% Convertible Debentures Due June 2017

 

January 17

Start-up Benchmark Services "Actively Targeting" Brokers For Strategic M&A, Also Set For Organic Growth

Start-up broker-consultant Benchmark Services, Inc. is "actively targeting" potential broker business acquisitions while also priming itself for organic growth, Benchmark Services, Inc. President Mark Tackley told EnergyChoiceMatters.com

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Green Mountain Energy Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Supreme Court: Retail Providers "Lack Obligation" To Pass-On Any TDU Discount; TDUs "Cannot Discount Rates To Consumers"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Activist Investor Purchases Stake in NRG, Says Value May Be Unlocked Via Strategic Initiatives, Seeks Dialogue With Management

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: How TXU Energy Emerged From Bankruptcy As A Hot Property

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities Offer Demand Response Program for Business Customers

 

January 16

Three NY ESCOs Seek Waiver To Serve Low-Income Customers With Guaranteed Savings Product

Three New York ESCOs have filed separate petitions with the New York PSC for a waiver of the PSC's prohibition on ESCO service to assistance program participant (APP) customers in order to be able to offer a guaranteed savings product to APP customers.

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NY PSC Grants Extension For ESCOs Seeking Waiver Of Low-Income Service Prohibition

The New York PSC has extended the deadline by which ESCOs must file for a request for a waiver of the PSC's prohibition on service to low-income customers, under which ESCOs must offer a guaranteed savings product to such customers.

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PECO Electric Supply Price To Decrease 5-7% on March 1

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning March 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy To Supply "Iconic" New York City Bar & Grill

 

Texas REPs, Industrials: Calculation in ERCOT 4CP Report Created "False" Peak Interval

A group of commenters including several NRG retail providers, Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, Austin Energy, and CPS Energy said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that a calculation in the ERCOT 4CP report created a "false" peak interval on July 14, 2016

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Texas PUC Issues Final Report On Alternative Ratemaking, Calls More Substantial Changes Outlined In Consultant's Report "Premature"

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has provided to legislators a final report on alternative ratemaking mechanisms, that generally finds that major revision is not needed to the rate-setting and design process used for the utilities located within ERCOT

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RetailEnergyX: New York Utility Employees Charged With Running "Shadow" Utility Company To Illegally Speed Building Gas Connections

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff Issue Second Strawman On Proposed RMR Changes

 

January 13

5LINX Announces Consolidation of Retail Energy Supplier Vendors To Two Partners

Direct selling company 5LINX announced that it has made the strategic decision to consolidate its energy vendors to two partners:

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PUC Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier

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PSC Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier Which Includes $35,000 Fine

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RetailEnergyX: KRIS-TV: Solar Panel Installations Growing in South Texas

 

Michigan Directs Retail Suppliers To File Assessment of Capacity Supply Plans For 2017-2021

The Michigan PSC has issued a customer annual order requiring retail electric suppliers and other LSEs to submit a self-assessment of their ability to meet their customers’ expected electric requirements and associated reserves during the five-year period of 2017 through 2021

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RetailEnergyX: J-POWER USA Acquires Equity Stake in Tenaska Power Plant Project in Pennsylvania

 

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RetailEnergyX: Connecticut PURA Newly Requiring Out-Of-State Attorneys To Follow Pro Hac Vice Procedures

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Disposes of Wind Farm Stake

 

January 12

NRG Asks Texas PUC To Require That NextEra Divest Retail Electric Providers As Condition Of Oncor Acquisition

In a statement of position to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the NRG Companies have recommended that the PUC should require NextEra to divest its Texas retail electric providers as a condition of acquiring Oncor

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Texas Industrials Propose Rate Credits Mandated To Be Passed Through By Retail Electric Providers To Customers, As Condition of NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

Texas Industrial Energy Consumers have proposed that Oncor be required to provide millions of dollars in rate credits as a condition of its acquisition by NextEra, with retail electric providers required to pass through the credits to customers

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Discount Power Leadership Elected to ERCOT Committees

Texas-based Discount Power announced that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Maine State Opt-In Electricity Procurement Program Criticized Over Transparency Concerns, Same Supplier Winning All Bids

 

Parent of Retail Supplier Announces Distribution Increase, Citing Growth

Crius Energy Trust announced today that the Board of Directors of Crius Energy Administrator Inc., the administrator of the Trust, has approved ...

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Oncor Reports Final Totals For Smart Devices Provided To Low-Income Customers Under REP Reimbursement Program

With funding exhausted, Oncor reported the total number of in-home devices provided to customers by REPs under the program which reimbursed retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Customer Upset Over Process For TXU To Take Care Of Prior REP’s Termination Fee When Switching

 

January 11

Benchmark Services, Inc. Acquires New York-Based Broker

Benchmark Services, Inc., which offers procurement services to commercial and industrial customers through an online procurement platform, announced that it has acquired ...

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Affiliate of Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas Retail Provider Certificate

Leadership For New REP Focusing On Prepaid, Portal-Based Service Includes Former CryptoCurrency Exec

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Spark Energy, Inc. Issues 2017 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, 100% Increase vs. 2016 Initial Guidance

Spark Energy, Inc. announced its Adjusted EBITDA guidance of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Retail, Tech Industry Report Recommends States Introduce Retail Choice; Though Iowa Named Top State For Clean Choice In Group’s Report

 

Mint Energy Launches Service In Illinois, Sets Q1 Entry For Two New States, Hires Retail Vet For Expansion

Mint Energy has begun serving commercial and industrial customers in the Commonwealth Edison service area in Illinois

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Aggregator Warns Customers About "Dangers" Of Retail Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Altenex Offering Smaller, Shorter Duration Renewable Offtakes Tailored To Mid-Sized C&I Customers

 

January 10

Marketing, Telecom Entrepreneur Launching New Retail Supplier

A start-up has filed for a Michigan electric supplier license and also sought market-based rate authorization at FERC

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U.S. Retail Supplier Said To Be First Foreign Company To Receive Registration As Electricity Retailer In Japan

A retail supplier announced its expansion into Japan's retail energy market

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Retail Supplier Launches Affinity Program With PetSmart Charities

A retail supplier announced a new relationship with PetSmart Charities

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RetailEnergyX: Citi Energy Marketer, Partner REP To Power Data Center in Roanoke, TX

 

Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Seeks License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Revokes MBR Authority Of Two Retail Suppliers, Other Power Marketers

 

CenterPoint TDU Reports Number Of Customers Taking Non-Standard Metering Service (Smart Meter Opt-Out)

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Energy, JX Nippon Complete Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Facility

 

January 9

Consultant Recommends Pilot To Pool Low-Income Customers Onto Retail Supply Based on Agency, Or Municipality, Procurement

Gabel Associates, which was retained by the Maryland PSC to review the potential for an opt-in electricity affordability program (state-endorsed opt-in aggregation similar to the program in Delaware, see Delaware program details here) told the PSC that such a program would be inappropriate for Maryland, but proposed a pilot program targeted to a specific group of low-income customers, based on either a specific program, or geographic area.

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Consultant Says Broad Program For State-Endorsed Retail Supplier(s) Not Appropriate For Maryland

Gabel Associates, which was retained by the Maryland PSC to review the potential for an opt-in electricity affordability program (state-endorsed opt-in aggregation similar to the program in Delaware, see Delaware program details here) told the PSC that such a program would be inappropriate for Maryland, noting Maryland's relative market maturity versus Delaware.

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Texas PUC Staff File Specific Alleged Instances Allegedly Showing Company Acted As Aggregator Without License

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a supplemental response in their complaint against Current Utilities, Inc., in which Staff lists three specific instances in which Staff allege Current Utilities' activity amounted to aggregation, per the definition previously set forth by an ALJ.

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RetailEnergyX: Gov’t Aggregator Touts Opt-Out Gov’t Aggregation In Report On Opt-In Program To PSC

 

Duquesne Light Default Service Rate To Decrease 15%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC its new medium C&I default service supply rate for the period beginning March 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Morning Call: Why hasn’t natural gas shopping caught on in Pennsylvania?

 

Texas Staff Updates Estimate of ERCOT Capacity Used for Small Fish Swim Free Rule

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an updated estimate of installed generation capacity in ERCOT for January 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Muni Set For Rate Hike

 

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Reaches Agreement With NY Officials Agree To Close Indian Point Nuke

 

January 6

Retail Supplier Enters Into $850,000 Settlement To Settle Variable Rate Class Action Lawsuit

A retail supplier has entered into a settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit

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ESCO Responds To NY PSC Show Cause Order

An ESCO has filed an initial response to a show cause order issued by the New York PSC.

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Demand Response Alliance Says New Reports Show Moving To 100% Capacity Performance In PJM Will Waste Billions Of Consumer Dollars Without Benefit (Files FERC Complaint)

PJM Report: 99.9% of PJM Resource Adequacy Risk Is In Summer

Alliance: Basing LSEs' Capacity Costs On Summer Peaks Forces Customers To Subsidize Generators' Winter Outages

Citing new analyses prepared by PJM, the Advanced Energy Management Alliance said that the transition to a 100% capacity performance procurement as scheduled in the May 2017 PJM Base Residual Auction is not just and reasonable, as the Alliance filed a complaint at FERC requesting that FERC order that PJM allow base capacity resources to continue to participate in the market until a seasonal capacity standard is developed.

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RetailEnergyX: State Supreme Court Says Utility Regulatory Commission Lacks Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Retail Supplier Rate Disputes, Customers May Plead Claims In Court

 

RESA Announces Source Power & Gas as Newest Member

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) announced Source Power & Gas as its newest member.

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Update: KeySpan LDCs Set Date For Collaborative On Balancing, Trading Issues

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RetailEnergyX: Two New Power Marketers To Export Power From ERCOT To Mexico

 

January 5

NY AG Announces Plea By Former Retail Supplier CEO To Tax Fraud Charge

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Regulator Informs Retail Supplier Expiration, Rate Notice Not Required Where Confusion Would Result Due To Customer's Actions

In response to an inquiry, the Connecticut PURA has informed Public Power, LLC that the "Form 2" notice of contract expiration and rate change is not required to be sent to residential customers in instances where customers have already renewed with the supplier, or the customer has already dropped from the supplier's service.

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RetailEnergyX: NY Columnist: ESCOs Haven’t Fulfilled Promise

 

Pennsylvania Sees Residential Electric Shopping Decline During December

While November saw Pennsylvania mark its highest monthly growth in residential electric shopping since February 2014, December saw residential electric shopping decline on a statewide basis

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Retail Energy Supply Association Elects 2017 Officers and State Chairs

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) has elected a new slate of officers and state chairs for 2017.

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Texas QSE To Pay $170,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $170,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Tribune: Poor Texans Left In Dark As State Electricity Aid Program Ends

 

January 4

Retail Supplier Announces Credit Agreement Capacity Increase of $50 Million

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Ormat To Acquire Viridity Energy Assets, Expand Into Demand Response, Storage

Geothermal and renewable energy developer Ormat Technologies, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the business and assets of Viridity Energy, Inc., a privately held company specializing in demand response, energy management and energy storage, in a cash transaction

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Regulator Asks If "Incidental" Residential Meters Should Be More Narrowly Defined, For Purposes Of Retail Supplier Compliance

Also Seeks Comment On Expanding Required Retail Supplier Summary Information To Commercial Customer Bills

The Connecticut PURA has sought further comment concerning the treatment of incidental residential meters for purposes of compliance with various retail supplier summary information which must be included on bills, and other requirements.

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RetailEnergyX: Dallas Concert Venue No Longer Named For Retail Supplier

 

Given Gravity of NY Developments, NEM Opens Winter Executive, Policy Development Meeting To All ESCOs

NEM Meeting Will Include Strategy To Preserve NY Retail Choice, All ESCOs Welcome

Due to the gravity of the current state of affairs in New York, the National Energy Marketers Association has opened its annual winter executive committee and policy development meeting to all members and prospective members, and all ESCOs are invited to attend.

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Energy Closes on Acquisition Of Atmos Energy Marketing Business

 

Oncor Exhausts Funds For REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program

Oncor reported that all of the funds have been exhausted under the program through which retail electric providers were reimbursed for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Releases Final Electric Scope of Competition Report

 

January 3

Sprague Resources To Acquire Retail Supplier, Broker

Sprague Resources LP announced today that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sprague Operating Resources LLC and Sprague Energy Solutions Inc., signed a definitive agreement with ...

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NRG Ceasing Use of Everything Energy Brand, Transitions Texas Customers To NRG Sister Companies

NRG Energy's Everything Energy brand has ceased enrolling new customers, and will be transitioning its customers to various other NRG brands.

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Sharyland Utilities Proposes New Riders Applicable To Texas Retail Electric Providers In Updated Rate Case

McAllen Residential Rates To See 65% Increase ($55 Per Month)

Sharyland Utilities has filed an amended rate filing package with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that would, in addition to new levels for base rates, impose new riders on retail electric providers.

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RetailEnergyX: BGE SOS Rates Changing On True-Up To Admin. Charge, Rider 8 Reconciliation

 

New York PSC Changes Date For Procedural Conference On Evidentiary Process Reviewing Total Ban On Mass Market ESCO Service

The New York PSC has changed the date for the procedural conference concerning Track I of the PSC's recently initiated evidentiary process reviewing the retail energy markets, including a potential total ban on mass market ESCO service

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Subsidiary of Submetering Company To Seek Retail Supplier Licenses, Act As Supplier

A wholly owned subsidiary of a submetering service provider applied for market-based rate authorization at FERC and stated that it intends to act as a retail supplier

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Oncor: Only $25,000 Remained In REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program As Of Jan. 1

Oncor reported that as of 4 pm CST on January 1, 2017, it had received $991,000 in reimbursement requests for December device distributions ...

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December 30

Satori Energy Acquires Book of Contracts From Broker

David C. Wiers, President of Satori Energy, announced that Satori Energy has acquired a book of electricity contracts from

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PUC Sets Hearing Date For Proposed Rules Banning Door-to-Door Electricity Sales, Requiring Variable Rate Change Notices

The New Hampshire PUC has scheduled a hearing for January 19, 2017 to consider proposed changes to electric supplier marketing rules, including a proposed ban on door-to-door electric sales and restrictions on telemarketing.

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Michigan Utilities File Initial Levels For 2017 Electric Choice Caps

Michigan electric utilities have filed initial levels for the 2017 10% choice caps.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC OKs Calpine Purchase Of North American Power

 

Regulator Issues Final Order Addressing How Retail Suppliers Must Treat, Account for Net Metering Customers

The Connecticut PURA issued a final order addressing, on an interim basis, obligations of retail suppliers and utilities with respect to net metered customers, which defers to a working group certain retail supplier obligations.

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: Retail Supplier Adds Arbitration Clause To Contract, After Class Action Suit Filed

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Releases 2017 Load Forecast Report

 

December 29

Dynegy Proposes Divestiture Of Plants In Response To FERC Order Requiring Mitigation To OK Acquisition of GDF Suez Generation

Dynegy has proposed to divest generation in response to a FERC order requiring mitigation of Dynegy's proposed acquisition of 8,731 megawatts of generation capacity from Engie (f/k/a GDF Suez)

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FERC Sets Hearing On Capacity Rule Change That PUC Has Linked To Change Default Service Rate Structure

FERC has set for hearing proposed changes to capacity obligations in the Northern Maine Independent System Administrator, Inc., stating that the sought changes have not been shown to be just and reasonable

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New York Utilities Seek Approval For Territory-Wide Deployment Of Smart Meters (AMI)

Two NY utilities have petitioned the New York PSC for approval of the territory-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure for their electricity and gas meters

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy "Absolutely Not" For Sale, CEO Tells Bloomberg

 

License Briefs

• Mobius Energy Services Receives License In New State
• Quick Energy Solutions Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Regulator Won't Open Investigation of Retail Supplier After Learning Alleged Theft Suspects Were Not Selling On Behalf Of Supplier

 

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December 28

Retail Supplier Decries "Special Treatment" In Regulatory Staff's RPS Compliance Settlement With Utility

Settlement Allows EDC To Cure Clerical REC Settlement Error For Pennies On The Dollar; Retail Suppliers Have Been "Severely Penalized" For Similar Actions

Warning that acceptance of a proposed settlement between Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) and the Prosecutorial Unit (PRO) of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority concerning RPS compliance would be discriminatory, Clearview Electric, Inc. filed an objection to the settlement, given that PURA has severely penalized retail suppliers for actions similar to the administrative RPS compliance errors resulting in the settlement in question.

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Retail Supplier Announces $25 Million Subordinated Debt Facility

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into a $25.0 million subordinated debt facility

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Group Seeks "Retroactive" Reinstatement of Prior PPL Time of Use Default Service Option (Administratively Set Rates Vs. Retail Supplier Option)

The Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority has requested that the Pennsylvania PUC implement PPL's prior Time of Use default service program, which relied on administratively determined rates, given a court order finding that reliance on retail suppliers to fulfill PPL's TOU obligation did not comply with statute, with the Development Authority seeking "retroactive" reinstatement of the prior TOU option.

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RetailEnergyX: Power Marketer Seeks To Bring Retail Electric Choice To Nebraska, Study Pegs Savings Of $400 Million Annually From Retail Choice

 

Park Power Seeks New Supplier License
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RetailEnergyX: From the Archives (10/27): TCAP Reports "Big Drop" In Texas Electricity Complaints

 

December 27

Utility Files Tariff To Implement New Customer Referral Program, Offer Bill Ready Solution Meant To Facilitate Suppliers' Prepay Service

A utility filed tariff revisions to implement a type of customer referral program and a bill ready solution meant to allow retail suppliers to offer customers the opportunity to prepay the commodity portion of the bill.

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO After Acquisition

A retail supplier has disclosed new leadership

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NY PSC Sets Procedural Conference On Evidentiary Process Reviewing Total Ban On Mass Market ESCO Service

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. Charges Execs Of Hedge Fund Which Invested In Retail Supplier With $1 Billion Investment Fraud

 

PUC Approves Increase in PSNH Default Service Rate

The New Hampshire PUC has approved Public Service Company of New Hampshire's (Eversource) energy service rate for 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Data Center Switch Approved To Take Competitive Supply, Leave Nevada Power

 

December 23

NEM: NY Court Ignored "Fatal" Fact In Reaching Erroneous Conclusion (In Dicta) That PSC Has Authority Over ESCO Rates

Says Courts Have Rejected "Carte Blanche" Rationale Of State Agencies Engaging In Legislative Functions Through Broad General Authority

Cites Court's Strike Of NYC Soda Ban As Precedent Preventing Agencies From Using Broad General Authority For Legislative Purposes

A New York Supreme Court judge erred when the judge said that the New York PSC has jurisdiction over the "rates" charged by ESCOs, the National Energy Marketers Association and several ESCOs said in a brief appealing the judge's decision.

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Lack Of Evidence Concerning Consideration of Long-Term Contracts Prompts Two Pa. PUC Commissioners To Dissent From Approval of Duquesne Light Default Service Settlement

The lack of substantial evidence supporting the lack of long-term contracts in an unopposed settlement (with respect to procurements) to establish default service at Duquesne Light for the period beginning June 1, 2017 prompted Pennsylvania PUC Chairman Gladys Brown and Commissioner David Sweet to dissent from an order approving the settlement

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Pa. PUC Approves Settlement Under Which Utility Will Remove Uncollectibles From POR Discount, Transfer To Delivery Surcharge

Order Adopts Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability At EDC

Utility To Expand Hourly Pricing For Default Service

The Pennsylvania PUC has adopted without modification a non-unanimous settlement concerning Duquesne Light's default service program for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 10 EGSs

 

New PSEG Retail Supplier Receives License

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FERC Subjects Dynegy Purchase of GDF Suez Plants To Mitigation

Divestiture Or Other Mitigation Measures Must Be Proposed

FERC issued an order finding that a transaction under which Dynegy would acquire 8,731 megawatts of generation capacity from Engie (f/k/a GDF Suez) raises competitive concerns in certain capacity market local deliverability areas, and conditioned approval of the acquisition on mitigation

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Pa. PUC Proposes Further Accelerated Switching For Natural Gas

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to implement accelerated switching for natural gas supply service

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RetailEnergyX: FERC OKs Hike in PJM Admin. Fee Applicable To Retail Suppliers, Others

 

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RetailEnergyX: Southern Company Subsidiary Acquires Two Wind Projects in Texas

 

December 22

Parent of Retail Supplier To Acquire Energy Services Company

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Single Retail Supplier To Receive Ability To Use Supplier Consolidated Billing Under AEP Ohio Settlement

Settlement Also Includes $100 Million To Former Default Service Customers; Change In How Non-Market Transmission Rates Calculated

A global settlement concerning several remanded AEP Ohio proceedings would allow a single additional retail electric supplier to utilize supplier consolidated billing on a pilot basis

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Connecticut Ends REC Add-On Program, Says New Program Will Be Considered Under Alternative Default Service Statute

The Connecticut PURA has issued an order terminating the Connecticut Clean Energy Options (CCEO) Program, effective December 31, 2016, but said that, "the Authority will develop and implement a new program, pursuant to §16-244c(b) of the General Statutes of Connecticut, to advance Connecticut's voluntary renewable market."

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RetailEnergyX: Politico: NY PSC Commissioner Said To Be Stepping Down

 

Update: BGE Files Summer 2017 SOS Rates, Prices To Fall

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed tariff supplements to implement summer 2017 electric SOS rates.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From Duke Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has disclosed winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio's fourth wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail electric generation service rates through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: TU Editorial Says NY PSC ESCO Low-Income Ban A Victory For Consumers

 

Another NFL Star Signs Partnership Deal With NRG

An NFL WR has signed a partnership deal with NRG

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RetailEnergyX: NOPEC To Receive $5 Million From FirstEnergy Solutions Under Settlement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mich. Gov. Snyder Signs Bill Permitting Decrease in Retail Choice Cap

 

December 21

Regulator Withdraws Prohibition On Retail Supplier Enrolling New Customers While Recent Acquisition Reviewed

Regulator Reiterates Retail Supplier's Purchase of Competing Supplier Constituted "Transfer" Of License, Required Regulator's Approval

The Connecticut PURA reiterated that the acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions, LLC by a Calpine subsidiary, under which the acquired retail supplier was renamed Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC, constituted a transfer of a supplier license and required prior approval of the Authority, but PURA withdrew its earlier directive that Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC, not enroll any new customers while PURA reviews the license transfer.

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Pa. PUC Investigation & Enforcement Staff Seek $330,000 Fine Against Retail Supplier In New Complaint

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ICC Staff: Proposed Illinois Regulations May Result In Retail Suppliers Running Afoul of FCC Rules

Proposed rules contained in an Illinois Commerce Commission first notice order requiring retail electric suppliers to call customers to inform them of contract renewals may result in suppliers running afoul of FCC rules, ICC Staff said in comments on the first notice order

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Resources Suppliers Named Official Power Provider of Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (Texas)

 

Reliant Offering Free Nest Cam Indoor With Texas Electricity Plan

Reliant is offering Texas residential customers an electricity plan that includes a free Nest Cam Indoor

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NH Default Service Rate To Increase 11%

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service rates at Granite State Electric (Liberty Utilities) for the period beginning February 1, 2017, with the small customer rate increasing 11%

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Generator Seeks New Retail Supplier License
• LifeEnergy (LS Power Affiliate) Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

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Citing Resource Adequacy Concerns, Michigan PSC Seeks Answers From Consumers Energy On Early Termination of Palisades Nuclear PPA

The Michigan Public Service Commission opened a proceeding to seek additional information on Consumers Energy's announcement that it intends to terminate early its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Entergy Nuclear Palisades, LLC (ENP) for the purchase of electricity from the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant.

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December 20

Price To "Compare": NY PSC Allows Utility To Defer Collection of Supply Costs

PSC: "Appropriate" To Mitigate Full Service Customers' Supply Bill In Light Of Simultaneous Delivery Rate Increase

Demand Costs Had Been Set "Too Low" For Full Service Customers

The New York PSC has approved a deferral of certain supply costs that would have otherwise been required to be reflected in default service rates at KeySpan New York (The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY) starting on January 1, 2017, citing, in part, the need to temper the bills of full service customers due to the simultaneous impact of a reconciliation-driven supply rate increase and a separate delivery rate increase.

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Renewable Energy Marketer, Developer Names New VP Of Business Development

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E&P, Midstream Gas Company's New Retail Supply Business Receives License

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RetailEnergyX: AARP Survey: 61% Oppose Door-to-Door Energy Marketing

 

National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

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NY ESCO Seeks Rehearing Of ZEC Program, Saying Use of Older Data In Determining Each LSE's Obligation Results in ESCO Subsidizing Competitors' ZEC Obligations

Liberty Power Holdings LLC ("Liberty") has sought clarification and/or rehearing on the New York PSC's Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) order with respect to implementation of the calculation of ZEC obligations to individual LSEs, saying a "material" drop in Liberty Power Holdings LLC's load in New York will result in the company subsidizing the compliance obligations of its competitors.

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Affiliate Names Former Direct Energy Head Of Operations As President

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Sets New Winter Peak Demand Record

 

From the Archives (9/26): Illinois Regulator Moves To Apply Same Customer Protections To MLM Sales As Required For Door-to-Door Sales

Would Require Background Checks on All MLM Agents Conducting In-Person Sales

In-Person Sales Require Both LOA, TPV

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From the Archives (9/26): Here Are The Variable Rate Disclosure Requirements Proposed In Illinois, Including Separate "Written" Notice for Increases Greater Than 20%

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Completes Four Coal to Gas Projects, Continues Fleet Optimization Strategy

 

December 19

NY ESCOs Given Only 30 Days To Petition For Waiver of Low-Income Service Ban

The New York PSC has given ESCOs only 30 days from the effective date of the PSC's December 16 order prohibiting ESCO service to low-income customers to seek a waiver of the prohibition through the offering of a guaranteed savings product

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NY PSC Says ESCO Fixed Rate May Require Guaranteed Savings If Later Permitted For Low-Income Customers

As noted in our related story today, the PSC is permitting ESCOs to seek a waiver of the low-income prohibition for guaranteed savings products, and the PSC said in such order that it would potentially reconsider any other products identified in the larger mass market review that are found to offer savings

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NY PSC Issues Show Cause Order To ESCO Over Alleged Slamming

ESCO Must Show Why Eligibility Should Not Be Revoked

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RetailEnergyX: Trial Date Set In Panda Suit Against ERCOT Over CDR Forecasts, Judge Hears Arguments On Confidentiality

 

PSC Reinstates ESCO's Ability To Market To, Enroll Non-Residential Customers

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Texas PUC's Anderson, "It's Just Time" To Implement ERCOT Co-optimization, Cites RMR Costs

As a result of the "economic fiasco" related to the Greens Bayou RMR agreement, "I've become convinced that we need to go ahead and bite the bullet, and at the very least I think we need to co-optimize the real-time market," Texas PUC Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said at Friday's meeting, echoing his recent comments from September

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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 January 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Utility SWEPCO Seeks Rate Increase For Cost of Rate-Regulated Generation ($12 Per Month For Residential Customers)

 

From the Archives (11/21): NRG Retail Providers Reach $1.5 Million Settlement With PUC Staff

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Rules To Permit Non-Customers To Sign DG Interconnection Agreements

 

December 16

PSC Opens Proceeding To Consider New Purchase of Receivables Program

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Updated: NY PSC Prohibits ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

Commissioner Burman: NY PSC, "Regulating By Press Release"

The New York PSC adopted an order today transforming its "moratorium" on ESCO service to low-income customers into a, "prohibition," on ESCO service to low-income customers

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Michigan Passes Bill Permitting Decrease in Retail Choice Cap, Revises Capacity Obligations of Retail Suppliers

The Michigan Senate and House have passed a revised version of SB 437, which Gov. Snyder has indicated he will sign, that permits the PSC to reduce the electric choice cap to below 10% under certain circumstances, and revises the previously proposed capacity obligations to be imposed on retail suppliers

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RetailEnergyX: Potentially False Mention Of Retail Supplier By Door-to-Door Theft Suspect Prompts OCC To Seek Investigation of Supplier (Police Report Only Says Suspect Was Canvassing For Cable Co.)

 

Despite Load Growth, ERCOT Forecasts Sufficient Capacity Through 2024 (Reserve Margins Above 16% Through 2023)

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report indicates sufficient reserve margins through 2021 despite an increase in the load forecasts

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Oncor: Only $1 Million Left In REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program

As of December 15, Oncor had $1.01 million of available funds remaining to cover future reimbursement requests for devices distributed pursuant to the program under which retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Chair Nelson Files Memo on Alternative Ratemaking Report, Removes Discussion on Impact on REPs, Pricing Strategies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC's Anderson Files Proposed Legislative Recommendations For Scope Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: California Muni Aggregation Signs PPA

 

December 15

NY Moratorium Becomes Prohibition: PSC Prohibits ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

Allows ESCOs To Seek Waiver For Certain Product

Critical Of Process, Commissioner Burman Says She Only Learned Of Mass Market Evidentiary Hearing Process Through Press

The New York PSC adopted an order today transforming its "moratorium" on ESCO service to low-income customers into a, "prohibition," on ESCO service to low-income customers

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Crius Energy Acquires Customer Book

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Regulator Says Retail Supplier's Purchase of Competing Supplier Constituted "Transfer" Of License, Required Regulator's Approval

Regulator Prohibits Retail Supplier From Enrolling New Customers While Acquisition Reviewed

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Direct Energy Names New Vice President

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Texas City's (In Oncor Service Area) New Sales Tax on Residential Retail Electric Service Passes 2nd Reading

 

Maine Discloses Standard Offer Suppliers

The Maine PUC has disclosed Standard Offer suppliers for the calendar year 2017.

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RESA Honors Regulator With Champion of Choice Recognition

The New England chapter of the Retail Energy Supply Association named Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Commissioner Michael Caron as the 2016 recipient of its Champion of Choice Award.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Cites Stronger North American Performance In Trading Update

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Announces $100,000 Winner Under Texas Crowdsourced Charitable Giving

 

December 14

Green Mountain Energy Launches Natural Gas Service

Green Mountain Energy has launched natural gas service

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Signs Partnership Deal with Retail Supplier

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has signed a partnership deal with ...

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Texas REP Launches New "All Nighter" Free Nights Plan

A REP has launched in Texas a new free nights electricity plan

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Massachusetts Utility Enters Partnership To Develop Offshore Wind Project

 

Sole Remaining Texas TDU With Funds For REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program Reports On Remaining Funds

AEP Texas North reported that, as of October 31, 2016, it had $120,000 in funds available under the program which reimbursed retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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RetailEnergyX: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Officially Named By Trump For Energy Secretary

 

December 13

Retail Supplier Names Former Direct Energy SVP As New CEO

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Use Your Thumbprint To Enroll For Texas Retail Electricity Service?

In a Texas PUC rulemaking addressing the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) for customer enrollment during door-to-door sales, TXU Energy has suggested that, in addition to the proposed use of electronic signatures, the two-step verification process required for use of a PED-based enrollment allow other uniquely identifiable inputs from the applicant, such as a thumbprint.

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Texas REPs: Proposed "Three Step" Enrollment Process Confusing To Customers

A proposed Texas process for door-to-door customers enrolled via portable electronic device (PED) described as a, "three-step enrollment process," by retail electric providers would be confusing to customers, the Retail Electric Provider Coalition said.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Efficiency Advocates Want All Texas Retail Providers To Be Subject To Demand Charge For "Majority" of TDU Costs

 

November Marks Highest Monthly Growth in Pennsylvania Residential Electric Shopping Since Feb. 2014

During November, Pennsylvania saw its largest net growth in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply since February 2014.

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December 12

U.S. Retail Supplier Acquires German Retail Supplier

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Texas Retail Market Vets Launching New Retail Supplier

Several Texas retail electric market veterans are among the leadership of a start-up retail electric provider

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AEP Ohio: POR Program Should Be Put "On Hold" Or Subject To Further Discussion Due To Supplier Consolidated Billing Pilot

OCC Seeks To Sunset POR Program After One Year, Require Separate Approval For Continuation

The purchase of receivables program that has been mandated at AEP Ohio should be put "on hold" or be subject to further workgroup discussions due to the introduction of a supplier consolidated billing (SCB) pilot, and the impact that the SCB pilot may have on POR program participation (and therefore, cost recovery), AEP Ohio said in comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Extends Contract With Retail Provider (Rate Disclosed)

 

KeySpan LDCs Initiate ESCO Collaborative On Capacity Release, Unreleasable Capacity/Storage

KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (National Grid) have initiated an ESCO collaborative process, as provided for in a recent rate case, to address several ESCO-related issues.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Despite Higher Prices, Retail Suppliers Retain Maine Customers

 

Texas REP Receives Authorization For Change in Trade Name

• Nania Energy Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Home Invasion Suspect Posed as NY Utility Worker

 

Texas PUC Staff File Draft Legislative Recommendations For Scope of Electric Competition Report

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has filed an updated draft of the electric scope of competition report, which, for the first time publicly, includes a discussion of draft recommendations that the Legislature may wish to consider.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Leading Candidate For Trump Energy Secretary

 

Texas Staff File Updated Draft Proposal For Adoption In DG Interconnection Rulemaking

Texas PUC Staff have filed an updated draft proposal for adoption concerning the distributed generation interconnection rulemaking, which addresses the ability for non-customer third parties to sign IAs

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Provides Update On Forthcoming Report On Multi-Interval Real-Time Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Statesman Reports on Muni Austin Energy Residential Customer Subject To Disconnection, Facing $2,700 in Power Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Approves Settlement Agreement For New Michigan-Only Utility In Upper Peninsula

 

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Power Generating Company (Dynegy Sub.) Files Prepackaged Bankruptcy, Reorganization Plan

 

December 9

Noting "Stagnant" Retail Market, NRG Energy Petitions Pennsylvania PUC To Implement Supplier Consolidated Billing By 2Q 2018

Proposes Switch "Block" Mechanism For Customers With SCB Past Due Balances

NRG Energy, Inc. has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania PUC to implement, for electricity, supplier consolidated billing (SCB) by the second quarter of 2018

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Pennsylvania PUC: More Than Half Of Default Service Customers Say They Are "Happy" With Default Service

Pa. PUC Commissioner: We Need To Respect Customers' "Decision" To Remain On Default Service

In celebrating the 20th anniversary of the introduction of electric choice in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania PUC yesterday shared some highlights of a recent survey conducted by the PUC concerning electric choice.

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Texas Retail Provider Names New President

A Texa REP filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for an amendment to its retail electric provider certificate to reflect administrative and management changes.

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Commish: Consumers Don’t Respond Well To Aggressive Door-to-Door Marketing

 

Pa. PUC Declines To Address CAP (Low-Income) Shopping In PECO Default Service Order, Given Separate Ongoing Proceeding

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted an order on PECO's electricity default service plan for the period beginning January 1, 2017 that declines to address in the default service plan any changes or restrictions on the ability of Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to shop for competitive supply.

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PUC Issues Settlement With Retail Supplier For Public Comment

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Protests New FERC Capacity Market Rules

 

December 8

Retail Supplier Offering Free Charging For Electric Vehicles, Including In Texas

A retail supplier announced that it now offers free home electric vehicle (EV) charging, in certain hours, for all of its customers.

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Pepco Files Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

Pepco has filed with the District of Columbia PSC proposed new purchase of receivables discount rates to be effective January 1, 2017.

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Large Texas Retail Provider To Newly Offer Prepay Service

A Texas REP has filed a notice of intent with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide prepaid electric service using a customer prepayment device or system (CPDS)

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio To Use Bill Cap To Determine If Submetering Entities Are Utilities (Could Discourage Multi-Unit Housing Owners From Taking Retail Supply By Pegging Jurisdiction Test To Default Service Rates)

 

Another Texas TDU Exhausts Funds Under REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Program

A TDU has informed the Texas PUC that it has exhausted all of the funds available under the program which reimbursed retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers

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New York ESCO Receives Licenses In New State

• Tobelmann Energy Brokers Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Illinois Gov. Signs Bill Requiring ICC To Study New Tax On Retail Suppliers (Part of Exelon Nuke Bill)

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed SB2814, the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill, which also requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to consider imposing a new tax on retail electric and gas suppliers, in the form of an assessment to contribute to the state's Public Utility Fund (which helps fund ICC operations)

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Michigan Houses Divided on Bill To Kill Electric Choice, Bill "In Jeopardy"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Consumers Energy, Entergy Reach Agreement For Early Termination of Palisades PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Clean Energy Coalition Dismisses Resource Adequacy Concerns in ERCOT

 

December 7

FirstEnergy Unit Enters Letter of Intent To Sell Certain Merchant Assets

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Update: Vistra Discloses Expected 2016 EBITDA For TXU, 2017 Forecast; Seeking To Raise $1 Billion Under New Term Loan

Vistra Energy Corp., in a presentation to investors, disclosed expected TXU Energy performance for 2016 and guidance for 2017.

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PSC Expands Universe of Customers Required to Receive Refund From Retail Supplier

Affirms $40,000 Fine on Retail Supplier But Finds No Misrepresentation Over Polar Vortex Rates

The Maryland PSC largely affirmed a proposed order requiring ...

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RetailEnergyX: Lawsuit Seeking Class Action Status Filed Against Retail Supplier Over Budget Billing Allegations

 

Think Energy (Engie/GDF Sub.) Seeks Gas Supplier License In New State
• LE Energy (Utility Gas and Power) Receives Suppliers Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: FERC: MISO Capacity Market Tariff Provisions Regarding Import/Export Constraints No Longer Just and Reasonable, Rejects Claim Related To Prior Auction

 

December 6

With Launch Of Two New Bundles, Stream Working To Allow Customers To "Mix and Match" Energy, Value-Added Services

For 2017, Stream is working to design plans that allow customers to "mix and match" energy supply along with additional products or recurring services, moving beyond bundling simply one product with its energy plans or offering services separately a la carte.

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NEM: "Misleading" NY Utility Supply Cost Reconciliation Process (Where One Utility Is Seeking To Exclude $43 Million From Current Supply Rates) Must Be Reformed, Distorts ESCO-Utility Price Comparisons

Citing the "misleading" impact large prior period reconciliations have on customers' purchasing decisions and comparison of ESCO and utility supply rates, the National Energy Marketers Association said that the New York PSC's utility gas cost reconciliation process as set forth in the Commission’s regulations at 16 NYCRR 720-6.5(g) must be reviewed and revised.

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Confirmed: ICC Must Consider Imposing New Tax on Retail Suppliers Under Exelon Nuclear Subsidy Bill

The enrolled text of the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill has been posted, which confirms that, as expected, the enrolled version of the bill requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to consider imposing a new tax on retail electric and gas suppliers, in the form of an assessment to contribute to the state's Public Utility Fund (which helps fund ICC operations)

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier To Pay $1.1 Million In Class Action Telemarketing Settlement

 

Exelon Nuclear Subsidy Bill Takes Aim At Alleged Retail Supplier Misrepresentations To Illinois Commerce Commission Staff

Apparently addressing a dispute concerning whether alleged misrepresentations by a retail supplier to informal inquires from Illinois Commerce Commission Staff violated statute, the enrolled version of the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill (SB2814) provides that any response to the ICC, including Staff, from an entity subject to the ICC's regulation is subject to applicable fines for misrepresentation.

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra Energy Cites Outperformance Of TXU Energy In Increasing 2017 Guidance

 

Vista Energy Marketing Receives Licenses In New State

• Avidxchange Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Riverstone Completes Acquisition of Parent Of Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Five Exelon Utilities Seek Interest From PJM Winter Capacity Resources To Aggregate With EDCs' Demand Response

 

December 5

New York PSC Sets Evidentiary Hearings For Total Ban on ESCO Service Mass Market Customers

Price Caps, Prohibiting Door-to-Door And Telemarketing, And Adding Recourse To POR Other Potential Outcomes

Void Of Existing ESCO Contracts Under Consideration

The New York PSC has established an evidentiary hearing process to consider whether to adopt a complete prohibition on ESCO service to mass market customers, or other market, "reforms."

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Recently Appointed, M. Howard Petricoff Steps Down as Chair of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

M. Howard Petricoff has resigned as Chair of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, effective December 31, 2016, after ...

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FERC Issues Staff Notice of Alleged Violation Against Power Marketer

FERC issued a Staff Notice of Alleged Violation against ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica (Direct Energy Parent) Launches Virtual Local Energy Market Trial (Flexible Demand, Storage, Etc.)

 

Oncor Reports 90% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

Oncor informed retail electric providers that 90% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers are expected to be exhausted once Oncor pays invoices related to November (paid in December)

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Pa. PUC Issues Draft Mechanism To Comply With Utilities To Offer Time Of Use Generation Rate To Default Service Customers Under Court Remand

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a secretarial letter setting forth a proposed mechanism for PPL, and more broadly other EDCs, to comply with their obligation, as default service provider, to offer a Time of Use generation rate option to default service customers which would still rely on a retail supplier to supply the default service TOU plan

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Parent Names New CFO, EVP

 

State Proposes To Terminate REC Add-On Product For Default Service Customers, Will Review Renewable Disclosures, Practices For Retail Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA in a draft decision has proposed to terminate the Connecticut Clean Energy Options Program, effective December 31, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Iconic Texas Travel Center Operator Buc-ee’s Selects Back-up Power Solutions Provider

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Discloses Details Of Term Loan Used To Partially Fund Acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions

 

December 2

New Broker Led By Retail Market Vet (Former Direct Energy VP) Launches in Texas, Will Expand In 2017

A new broker announced that it has secured its first agreement with a retail electricity provider to provide commercial brokerage to clients in the state of Texas.

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Mandate To Consider New Tax on Retail Suppliers Apparently Included In Final Exelon Nuclear Bill

A final version of Exelon's nuclear subsidy bill, passed by both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate, apparently includes a mandate that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall consider whether to subject retail electric and natural gas suppliers to an assessment to contribute to the state's Public Utility Fund (which helps fund ICC operations)

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Update: NY PSC Staff Provides Formal Finding Allowing Utility's Plan to Select ESCO To Run Utility-Directed Opt-Out Aggregation Pilot Project To Move Forward

Staff of the New York PSC have issued a Staff Assessment Report on Niagara Mohawk's Clifton Park Demand Reduction Reforming the Energy Vision Demonstration Project, which includes NiMo's proposal for what is essentially a utility-directed opt-out municipal aggregation program coordinated with the town which has about 15,000 customers.

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PSC Affirms Proposed Order, $140,000 Fine Against Retail Supplier

Proposed Order Had Found That Not Reducing Variable Rates As Wholesale Rates Decline Violates Marketing Rules

The Maryland PSC adopted in total a May 13 proposed order from a Public Utility Law Judge (PULJ) which imposes a $140,000 civil penalty on Blue Pilot Energy, LLC, and suspends the supplier's license for what the PULJ found are violations of Maryland marketing and solicitation regulations.

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RetailEnergyX: Viridian Announces National Expansion with Travel Program

 

Texas PUC Requires Study of Consolidated Rates At AEP Texas Central, North Divisions, In Approving Merger

The Public Utility Commission of Texas ordered that AEP Texas file a study concerning the potential introduction of consolidated rates for its AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North divisions, which, as adopted by the PUCT yesterday, will be merged into a single entity

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Crius Energy Giving Away Free Energy To Celebrate 1 Millionth Customer

Crius Energy announced its first cross-brand promotion, designed to celebrate the company's one millionth customer milestone.

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NEM Seeks Discovery On PSC's "Deeply Flawed" ESCO-Utility Bill Comparison Data; PSC Says Data Accurate, Opposes Delay In Court Review

The National Energy Marketers Association is seeking a court order to conduct discovery on data filed by the New York PSC in support of its order imposing a moratorium on ESCO service to Assistance Program Participant customers, alleging that the data is, "deeply flawed." The PSC opposed discovery as adding an, "unnecessary delay," as the PSC called the data accurate

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Commissioner Marquez: Fallout From Solar Advertising Claims A "Real Issue" Texas PUC Will Need To Face, As Commission Poised To Authorize Third-Party Interconnection Agreement

Dealing with customer frustration due to actual experience with distributed generation departing from dubious claims made in advertisements is a "real issue" the Public Utility Commission of Texas will likely need to face, Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez said during yesterday's open meeting, as the PUC discussed a rule addressing whether parties other than end use customers may sign interconnection agreements

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Closes on Acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Renames Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Sets 2017 Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overbillings

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files 2016 4CP Report

 

December 1

Surprise! Exelon Nuke Bailout Bill Being Used To Impose New Tax on Retail Suppliers (Directs ICC To "Consider" Making Suppliers Subject To Public Utility Fund Assessment)

A late amendment offered to the Exelon nuclear subsidy bill (SB2814) would direct the Illinois Commerce Commission to consider making alternative retail electric suppliers and alternative gas suppliers subject to assessments under the Public Utility Fund

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Retail Supplier Announces Partnership With Solar Provider

A retail supplier announced a partnership with ...

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Small Customer Default Service Rates At Central Maine Power To Increase

Standard Offer rates for residential and small commercial customers will increase on January 1, 2017 at Central Maine Power

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RetailEnergyX: Caesars Seeks To Take Competitive Retail Supply For Nevada Properties, Leave Utility Supply

 

Ohio Accepts Price From Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Duke Energy Ohio’s fourth wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail electric generation service rates through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier ENGIE Resources Launches Financing Solution For Energy Efficiency Initiatives

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Expands Availability Of Energy Advisor App

 

Ohio Posts Winning Suppliers From AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has posted winning bidders from AEP Ohio's November 2016 procurement of default service supplies for a portion of the June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 delivery year

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier’s Purchase of Verengo Solar Assets Moves Forward

 

Connecticut PURA To Review Interruptible Transportation Provisions, Standard Offer

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Expands Crowdsourced Charitable Giving To Northeast

 

November 30

PUC Seeks To Increase Financial Security Required From Suppliers, Also Raise Maximum Limit

As part of a wide-ranging proposal to revise the retail electric supplier rules (see additional stories here, including proposed prohibition on door-to-door marketing) a PUC is proposing to increase the financial security required from retail electric suppliers

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Direct Energy Launches Energy Supply Service In Tennessee

Direct Energy has expanded its energy supply service to Tennessee

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Maine Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rate To Decrease

The Maine PUC has approved Standard Offer rates for residential & small commercial customers, and medium C&I customers at Bangor Hydro-Electric (Emera Maine - Bangor Hydro District) for 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent of Retail Supplier Considering Sale After Interest From Global Utility Holding Co.

 

Atlantic Energy Receives Supplier License In New State
• Texas REP Receives Authority To Use Trade Name Neo Electricity

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FERC OKs MISO Waiver To Allow Generators To Include Costs Above $1,000/MWh

FERC has approved a temporary waiver sought by the Midcontinent ISO to allow resources with incremental energy costs above the current $1,000/MWh offer cap to include those costs in the No Load component of their supply offers during the December 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017 period

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Nuke Bill Again Receives House Committee Nod, Further Revisions Expected In Order To Move Bill Prior To Dec. 1 Veto Session End

 

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November 29

U.S. State To Ban Door-to-Door Electricity Sales

Restrictions on Telemarketing Also Proposed

A U.S. PUC has issued a set of proposed revisions to the retail electric supplier rules that would prohibit suppliers from soliciting residential customers in person at the customer's residence, except in cases of a pre-scheduled meeting.

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PUC Proposes To Require Advance Notice of Variable Rate Changes In Excess of 10%

Rules Appear To Prohibit "Variable" Pricing Products With Terms Longer Than One Month

A PUC is proposing to revise its retail electric supplier marketing rules to include new variable rate disclosures, including a requirement to notify customers in advance of a variable rate change exceeding 10%.

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Proposed PUC Rules Would Require Disclosure To Customer of Whether Aggregator Is Compensated By Retail Supplier

A PUC has proposed revisions to its electric supplier rules that include new disclosures required from aggregators.

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Bans Door-to-Door Marketing of Energy, Related Services

 

Mandatory Public Price Posting, Longer Rescission Period, Contract Cancellation Via Supplier Website Among Changes Under PUC's Proposed Supplier Rules

A PUC has proposed revisions to its retail electric supplier rules that would, among other things, include mandatory public posting of retail supplier prices, a longer rescission period, and the requirement for suppliers to offer customers the opportunity to cancel contracts via the supplier's website.

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Mint Energy Seeks License In New State

• Energy Project Developer/Engineering Consultant Seeks Broker License

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RetailEnergyX: InfraREIT CEO Will Also Lead Tenant Sharyland Utilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Wind Generation Output Tops 15,000 MW In ERCOT Region

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker-Consultant 5 Named Among the 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

 

November 28

AEP Ohio Seeks To Use Owned Generation To Serve Default Service Load

AEP Ohio has sought PUCO approval of an extension of its electric security plan that would include the use of its entitlements in the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) generation to serve Standard Service Offer (SSO) customers (Case 16-1852-EL-SSO)

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Retail Suppliers To Undergo Change In Ownership

Several retail suppliers applied for FERC approval of a transaction under which

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Energy Market Veteran Launches New Price Comparison, Shopping Website

Energy Deals LLC is launching a new energy shopping and price comparison website: energypricechoice.com

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RetailEnergyX: New BGE SOS Rates Filed; SOS Rates Decreasing Due To Revised Adders Approved By PSC

 

Regulator Approves New POR Discount Rates

A regulator has approved, effective December 1, 2016, new purchase of receivables (POR) discount rates at ...

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AEP Ohio To Change Retail Supplier Tariffs To Prevent Suppliers From Billing Prior-Period Energy Usage Amounts Not Settled In PJM

As part of its requested extension of its electric security plan, AEP Ohio has sought changes to its tariffs governing retail suppliers to, "prevent[] suppliers from billing customers for prior-period energy usage amounts not settled in the PJM market, and for which there is no path for resettlement."

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AEP Ohio Seeking To Own 10 Microgrids, Nearly 1,300 EV Chargers (Will Socialize Energy Draw From Microgrids As UFE)

AEP Ohio, as part of its proposed extension of its electricity security plan, is proposing to own 10 microgrids and nearly 1,300 EV charging stations.

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta Officially Moves To Adopt Capacity Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas College Signs Agreement With New Retail Provider (Rate Disclosed)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Draft Decision Would Change How Retail Suppliers Must Treat, Account for Net Metering Customers

 

November 23

New Canadian Retail Supplier Entering U.S. Market

Supplier Hires Retail Vets As President, COO To Lead Expansion

A Canadian retail energy supplier announced expansion plans that includes entry in the U.S. market, and has made several hires to support expansion.

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NEM: "Forcible" De-Enrollment of Low-Income NY Customers From ESCO Service Deprives Customers of Savings, Value-Add Products; Subjects Customers To Utilities' "Monopoly Whims"

The "forcible de-enrollment" of New York low-income customers from ESCO service in New York, as ordered by the New York PSC (with such order subject to a temporary court injunction), will deprive low-income customers of savings available versus utility supply rates, compels low-income customers, "to be subject to the monopoly whims of the local utilities just because of those residents’ economic status.," the National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the PSC

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PSC Approves Discount In Reservation Charge Applicable To Retail Suppliers, Versus Default Service Customer Charge (Unique, Lower Charge For Shopping Customers)

The Michigan PSC has adopted dual natural gas pipeline reservation charges at DTE Gas, with a unique (reduced) reservation charge applicable to gas customer choice (GCC) customers of retail suppliers, and another reservation charge amount applicable to default service (GCR) customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Rate Caps Now In Play In Exelon Illinois Nuke Bailout Bill

 

PSC Rules On Whether Retail Supplier Volumes, Average Rate Entitled To Trade Secret Status

The Michigan PSC, in an order concerning changes to the natural gas reservation charge at DTE Gas has ruled on whether retail supplier volumes and average customer rate data is entitled to trade secret status

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RetailEnergyX: Alberta To Impose Price Cap on Default Service Rates

 

November 22

Stream Launches New Plans Bundling Electricity (Or Gas) With Value-Added Services in Texas, Other States

Stream has launched several new energy plans in Texas and other states bundling either ...

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Texas Retail Provider Relinquishes Certificate

• Tobelmann Energy Brokers Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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Texas Staff File Proposed Level for 2017 Interest Rates Applicable to Deposits Held By REPs, Overbillings

Staff of the Public Utility of Texas have filed proposed levels for the 2017 interest rates applicable to retail electric provider deposits and overbillings

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City (Within Oncor) To Impose New Sales Tax On Residential Retail Electric Service, REPs Must Collect

 

Wal-Mart Notes Potential Barriers To Customer Choice In Moving To Intervene In CCN Case For Entergy Texas' Proposed New Generation

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and affiliate Texas Retail Energy (TRE), LLC moved to intervene in a CCN proceeding before the Texas PUC concerning Entergy Texas' sought approval for a new 1,000 MW ratebased power plant, the Montgomery County Power Station

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REPs Named Among Top Places To Work

 

November 21

Calpine To Acquire North American Power

Calpine has entered into a transaction under which it will indirectly acquire all of the membership interests of North American Power and Gas, LLC and North American Power Business, LLC

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Texas Retail Provider Reaches $1.5 Million Settlement With PUC Staff

Texas PUC Staff, Retail Provider Have Different Interpretations For Date On Which Switch-Holds Must Be Removed Under Rule

Several retail electric providers would collectively pay a $900,000 civil penalty, and make a $600,000 contribution to their bill payment assistance program, under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of

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E&P, Midstream Gas Company Launching New Retail Supply Business

A the natural gas exploration & production and midstream company which also markets gas at wholesale is launching a retail energy supply business.

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New PSEG Retail Supplier Seeking Licenses Beyond New Jersey

PSEG Energy Solutions LLC, PSEG's new retail supplier, has applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: City Official To Residents: Don’t Shop For Power Until We Tell You What To Do

 

NY PSC Staff: Low-Income ESCO Customers Paid $96 Million More Than Default Service From 2014 To June 2016

An analysis by New York PSC Staff filed with the Supreme Court for the County of Albany indicates that low-income customers served by ESCOs in aggregate paid $96 million more than what the cost would have been under default service for the period January 2014 through June 2016.

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Pennsylvania ALJ Recommends Approval Of Settlement Under Which Utility Would Remove Uncollectibles From POR Discount, Transfer To Delivery Surcharge

Settlement Would Adopt Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability At EDC

Utility To Expand Hourly Pricing For Default Service

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RetailEnergyX: Power Industry "Expects" Alberta To Introduce Capacity Market, Marketer Says Change Would Increase Rates

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sunoco Logistics to Acquire Energy Transfer Partners

 

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RetailEnergyX: From 11/7: Third Party Data Miners Want TX Customers To Pay For Enhancements To SMT That Aid Their Businesses

 

November 18

Default Service Rates About To Get More Competitive in This State:

Citing Lack of Evidence, PSC Removes Bypassable Adder Serving As Proxy For Utility Overhead Costs From Default Service Rates; Says Adder May Return Based On Future Cost of Service Study For Unbundling

PSC Lowers Other Bypassable Adders Included in Default Service Rates

A PSC has removed one bypassable default service component while lowering several others

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FERC Approves $2,000/MWh Hard Offer Cap Which May Set LMPs In All RTOs, Effective (Essentially) Immediately

Uplift Allowed For Costs in Excess of $2,000/MWh

FERC Acknowledges Difficulties in Verifying Costs Above $1,000, Subjects Load To Them Anyway

FERC has adopted a hard cap of $2,000/MWh for the energy markets in all the FERC-jurisdictional RTOs, with offers up to $2,000/MWh permitted to set LMP, and offers in excess of $2,000/MWh also permitted but with offers in excess of $2,000/MWh not setting LMP and addressed instead through make-whole payments and uplift

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Update: PECO Price To Compare To Decrease Further Based On New Transmission Rate

PECO's electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1, 2016 have been updated to reflect a change in the transmission rate

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RetailEnergyX: With Nevada Electorate’s "Mandate" For Electric Choice, Switch Calls For "Immediate" Implementation At Legislature

 

Freepoint Commodities Retail Supplier Seeks License In New State

• Avidxchange Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Electric Choice Saves Ohio $3 Billions Annually, $15 Billion Since 2011

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Court Rejects Deal Allowing Utility Parent To Invest In Generation Owner, But Broader Questions Remain

 

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RetailEnergyX: Reuters: Court Ruling Puts Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Plan In Doubt

 

November 17

ConEd Issues RFI For Low-Income Demonstration Projects (Includes Financial and Billing Innovations, DER, Efficiency)

Utility Says Current Energy Marketplace Provides "Sub-Optimal" Experience To Low-Income Customers

Consolidated Edison has issued a request for information for parties to propose one or more demonstration projects, "that will test innovative approaches to helping low- and moderate-income [LMI] Con Edison customers."

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Retail Supplier Files New Complaint Against POR Clawback Tariff, Alleges Offset To Receivables Not Authorized Under Tariff

Respond Power LLC has filed a new complaint at the Pennsylvania PUC against the application of the newly implemented purchase of receivables clawback tariffs at Penelec and West Penn Power.

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Tenaska Power Management Receives Retail Supplier License In New State
• Freedom Logistics Receives Licenses In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Mainers on Competitive Electric Supply Spent $32 Million More Than Default Service In 2015

 

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 December 2016

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PUC Approves Auction For Divestiture Of Utility-Owned Generation

The New Hampshire PUC has approved the design for an auction for Public Service of New Hampshire to divest its utility-owned generation

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RetailEnergyX: NJR Names New VP Of NJR Energy Services, Responsible For Gas Supply, Transportation, Growth

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Files at FERC Aggregation Proposal For Seasonal Capacity Resources

 

November 16

Direct Energy Launches First Bundled Connected Home, Energy Offer Featuring Hive Brand

Direct Energy has launched its first connected home bundle featuring products from Hive, the connected home brand initially launched by its parent Centrica in the United Kingdom

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New Jersey BPU Issues Direction To Retail Suppliers On Decrease In Sales And Use Tax

The New Jersey BPU has issued a letter to retail suppliers regarding implementation of a decrease in the sales and use tax

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NRG Announces New Electricity, Gas Bundled Offer

NRG Energy officially announced a new bundled offer of electricity and natural gas for customers at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Slaps Retail Market - Nuke Bailout Bill Usurps Senate-Passed Retail Natural Gas Choice Enhancement Bill; Requires Retail Suppliers To Pay Utility For Capacity

 

Ambit Energy Launches In New Service Area

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Applies for Approval of Sale

 

November 15

RESA: "Unprecedented" Price Cap Program Adopted By Pennsylvania PUC "Cannot Survive" Court Test

"Pricing Restrictions" Could "Undermine" Work To Develop Nationally Recognized PA Retail Market

The "unprecedented" action of the Pennsylvania PUC to restrict Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers at PPL Electric Utilities to shopping only through a new Standard Offer Program specific to CAP customers (CAP-SOP), under which the EGS must serve the customer at a 7% discount off the Price To Compare at the time of enrollment, with such EGS price fixed for 12 months, threatens to undermine Pennsylvania's nationally recognized work to create a workably competitive retail market, and cannot withstand court scrutiny, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in a petition for reconsideration

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New Texas Retail Provider Offering Community Solar Through New Alliance

A REP is offering North Texas customers a community solar product

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Delaware Makes Cuts on Rescission Period, Customer Lists; Advances Consensus Changes to Consumer Protection Rules

The Delaware PSC recently moved to publish a final proposal for changes to retail electric market and consumer protection rules, addressing non-consensus items including the rescission period and customer lists (Regulation Docket 49).

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Sues Broker, Alleges Interference With Contracts

 

Retail Natural Gas Supplier Takes Step To Launch Retail Electricity Business

A natural gas marketer took a further step to launch a new retail electricity business

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Family of Retail Supplier Launching New Supplier, Brand

A new supplier affiliated with several existing suppliers is seeking licenses

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Exelon Bailout Bill in Illinois Could Have State "Take Over" Downstate Capacity Payments

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Leases New Office Space

 

November 14

Retail Supplier Names New EVP of M&A

A retail supplier named ...

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Retail Supplier Touts New Vertically Integrated Model For Solar Through Platform Acquisitions, Expects Margins To Possibly Quadruple

In announcing quarterly earnings, Crius Energy Trust highlighted the transformation from its solar business, through the previously reported acquisition of assets from SunEdison and Verengo, from a reseller to a vertically integrated solar business with margins expected to potentially quadruple as a result

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Retail Supplier Plans To Acquire Additional Suppliers Opportunistically

Spark Energy said during an earnings conference call that it continues to identify additional acquisition targets which it will undertake opportunistically.

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RetailEnergyX: Star-Telegram Looks at Two New Texas Electric Shopping Websites, Analysis Services

 

Massachusetts Utility Seeks To Offer Customers Demand Response, Solar Storage Solutions

Fitchburg Gas & Electric (Unitil) has petitioned the Massachusetts DPU for approval to offer customers via demonstration products a storage system for customers with solar and other demand response offerings.

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Oncor Reports 75% of REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursement Funds Exhausted

Oncor informed retail electric providers that 75% of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers have been exhausted

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RetailEnergyX: Texas TDU Informs REPs of New Franchise Fees To Be Charged To REPs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Wall Street Journal: Is It Time to Deregulate All Electric Utilities?

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Rebuffs Direct Energy Concerns on DR In Capacity Performance Construct, Higher Costs

 

November 11

Citing "Intense Pressure" On Solar Margins, Retail Supplier Removes Guidance For Contribution From Solar Unit

Large Retail Supplier Looking At Entering Texas For Solar

A retail supplier has removed from its guidance for fiscal 2017 Base EBITDA any contributions from its solar unit.

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Shell Energy Receives Retail Electric Supplier License In New State

Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. received an electric supplier license in ...

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U.S. Retail Supplier To Launch In Germany, Ireland

A U.S. retail supplier said in reporting earnings that it will expand to the German and Irish retail electric markets

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Appeals Court Rules Blend/Extend Contract Extensions and "Standard List Price" Rollover Rates With Government Entities Violate Competitive Bidding Law, Are Void

 

Texas PUC Commissioners Struggle With Recommendations on Alternative Ratemaking

During yesterday's open meeting, Commissioners struggled with what, if any, recommendations should be made concerning alternative ratemaking mechanisms.

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Said To Effectively Kill Electric Choice

 

Texas PUC Chair Remains Concerned About Customer Confusion If PUC Adopts Rule Allowing Third Parties To Sign Distributed Generation Interconnection Agreements, As PUC Lacks Jurisdiction, Ability To Give Customer Redress Against Third Parties

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will consider further at its next open meeting a proposal for adoption which would permit non-end users to be parties to distributed generation interconnection agreements (IAs), as Chairman Donna Nelson reiterated concerns about customer expectations regarding redress which may arise if the PUC sanctions IAs signed by third parties, but lacks jurisdiction to address any disputes between the third-party DG providers and the customer.

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November 10

New POR Program Approved At Two New Utilities

Regulators Express Concern About Suppliers' Pricing, Marketing To Low-Income Customers, Will Be Monitoring Rates, Complaints Under POR

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Nstar Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase 25%-33%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) filed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning January 1, 2017

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Broker To Pay $25,000 Under Settlement Approved by PUC Relating To Alleged Operation Without License, Receives License

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a settlement between its Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: Reports: Michigan Set To Vote on Legislation Which Would Hinder Electric Choice

 

Spark Energy Raises Guidance, Reports Expanded Unit Margins

Spark Energy, Inc. raised guidance in reporting earnings yesterday.

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Just Energy Sheds Customers on Margin Discipline, Gross Margin Increases

Consistent with its previously reported strategy of focusing on higher margin customers, Just Energy saw a decline of 75,000 Residential Customer Equivalents from July 1, 201 to September 30, 2016, but increased its gross margin and Base EBITDA for the quarter.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC's Anderson: Tesla Raises "Interesting" Issue on Storage, But Better Addressed Generically, Not In AEP TNC Battery Case

 

Ohio Posts Results of AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of AEP Ohio’s Nov. 7, 2016 default service auction that will ultimately determine its standard service offer through May 2018.

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Pa. PUC Approves Utility Default Service Program Which Includes Block Purchases For 50% Of Default Service

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted without modification a settlement concerning UGI Utilities, Inc. – Electric Division's default service plan covering the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021

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PUC Affirms Emergency Order Related to POR Clawback Dispute

The Pennsylvania PUC at its meeting yesterday ratified a prior one-commissioner emergency order which granted certain relief requested by Respond Power in a dispute concerning a POR clawback charge at the FirstEnergy EDCs

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RetailEnergyX: FERC: Dayton Power & Light Application To Transfer Generation To Competitive Affiliate Deficient

 

November 9

Nevada Voters Approve Electric Choice Initiative in First Step To Opening State To Electric Choice; Measure Must Still Win in 2018

Nevada voters approved, with "Yes" winning with 72%, Question 3, which had asked whether Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution shall be amended to require the Legislature to provide by law for the establishment of an open, competitive retail electric energy market that prohibits the granting of monopolies and exclusive franchises for the generation of electricity?

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FirstEnergy: "Ideal" Outcome For FES Power Plants in PA, OH Re-regulates Them

Asked about the "ideal" outcome for FirstEnergy Solutions' generating assets, which the company announced last week are under a strategic review which could include asset sales, FirstEnergy Corp. CEO Chuck Jones told analysts at an EEI conference that ...

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Ohio Moves Ball Forward on New POR Program at AEP Ohio With Procedural Schedule

EnergyChoiceMatters.com exclusively reported last week that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, in a rehearing order on AEP Ohio's electric security plan, had directed that implementation of a purchase of receivables program at AEP Ohio move forward, with PUCO directing that a procedural schedule be set to consider a Staff report from a POR workshop process. An attorney examiner has now set such procedural schedule

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RetailEnergyX: ESCO Holding Company Closes Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

FirstEnergy EDCs: If $500,000 POR Clawback Charge Puts Retail Supplier In "Fragile" Condition, "Serious Questions" Exists If Customers Should Be Made Aware Of This Info

The FirstEnergy utilities have filed an answer opposing Respond Power's petition at the Pennsylvania PUC which was filed to prevent the EDCs from withholding nearly $500,000 of Respond receivables as an offset against a POR clawback charge.

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Texas PUC Staff Schedule Workshop in RMR Rulemaking

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff Issue Discussion Draft For Transmission Rate Rule Changes

 

November 8

NOPEC Selects New Supplier for 500,000 Customer Aggregation

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) has reached an agreement for ...

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PSC Adopts Settlement Which Provides Retail Suppliers Shall Not Pay A Capacity Reservation Charge

The Michigan PSC adopted a settlement concerning the natural gas customer choice (GCC) program design at Consumers Energy which provides that retail suppliers shall not be subject to a capacity reservation charge at this time

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PECO Surpasses 500,000 Residential Shopping Customers; PA Sees Largest Residential Shopping Growth Since Spring

During October, PECO surpassed half a million residential electric accounts on competitive supply, while Pennsylvania saw statewide residential shopping increase by the highest number of accounts in a month since March 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Former Energy Future Holdings Co-Chief Restructuring Officer Joins Owner of Sharyland Utilities Assets

 

Tenaska Power Management Receives Supplier License in New State

• Vervantis Receives License In New State

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New Retail Supplier Enters ComEd Residential Market

A new supplier has begun offering service to customers at Commonwealth Edison in Illinois

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Retail Supplier To Make $17,000 Charitable Contribution in RPS Administrative Compliance Settlement

A retail supplier would make a $17,000 payment to Operation Fuel, in lieu of a civil penalty and finding of violation, under a settlement with the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel concerning

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Seeks More Info On Settlement To Create Michigan-Only Electric Utility From WPS, WEC

 

November 7

CenterPoint: Additional "Opportunistic" Retail Acquisitions Possible

During an earnings call on Friday, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CEO Scott Prochazka said the company's goal is to grow its competitive energy services business, and is open to opportunistic acquisitions

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NRG Sees Retail Mass Market Customer Growth Accelerate

NRG Energy's mass market retail business saw an acceleration of its recurring customer count during the third quarter of 2016.

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Utility Files Complaint at PUC Over Retail Suppliers' Alleged Market Practices

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RetailEnergyX: Third Party Data Miners Want Texas Customers To Pay For Enhancements To SMT That Aid Their Businesses

 

Ambit Energy Launches Service In New Territories

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Direct Energy: PJM Capacity Performance "Aggregation" Proposal Flawed, Elimination of Base Capacity Could Raise Capacity Costs By Billions

Cites PJM's Embrace of More Costly "Annual" Resources Which Had Forced Outages During Polar Vortex

John Schultz, President of Direct Energy Business, LLC, wrote in a letter to the PJM Board of Managers that PJM's decision to adopt an "aggregation" proposal to address concerns about demand response's ability to participate in the 2020-21 capacity auction (which will only procure capacity performance resources), rather than retaining an amount of the base capacity product for an additional year as seasonal capacity issues are addressed, "will have negative impacts on resource diversity, reliability and achieving a least cost approach to maintaining reliability -- in short, unjust and unreasonable prices for capacity."

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TCEH Corp., TXU Parent, Adopts New Name

TCEH Corp., the parent of TXU Energy and Luminant announced a new name for the company:

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November 4

FirstEnergy Exploring Sale of "Any or All" Competitive Assets; Seeking To "Expeditiously" Move Away From Competitive Markets

Says FirstEnergy Solutions Could Seek Bankruptcy Protection

FirstEnergy disclosed in reporting earnings today that it is engaged in a "strategic review" of its competitive business and is posturing options to "thoughtfully and expeditiously move away from competitive markets."o.

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PUC Sets Process To Move Implementation Of New Purchase of Receivables Program Forward

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, in a rehearing order on AEP Ohio's electric security plan, directed that a procedural process be developed to implement purchase of receivables at AEP Ohio.

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PUCO Maintains Retail Market Enhancements (SSO Adder, Supplier Consolidated Billing, Referral Program) In AEP Ohio Rehearing Order

In a rehearing order concerning a PPA rider at AEP Ohio, PUCO affirmed that terms of a previously adopted stipulation concerning the rider, including retail market enhancements, remain in effect.

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United Illuminating Default Service Rates To Increase 12-15%

United Illuminating's residential Standard Service Generation Services Charge (GSC) will increase 15% on January 1, while the small C&I GSC will increase 12%

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RetailEnergyX: Claim: 4-8 More GW At Risk for Retirement in ERCOT, NRG CEO Says

 

Texas PUC To Consider Impact On Customer Choice Implementation From New Generation Proposed By Entergy Texas

The Public Utility Commission of Texas would consider the impact on the implementation of customer choice at Entergy Texas in considering Entergy Texas's request for a CCN to build a new 1,000 MW ratebased power plant, under a draft preliminary order and list of issues

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PUC Approves $125,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a settlement between ...

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RetailEnergyX: Flash: NRG Retail Units Reports Higher Adjusted EBITDA On Cost Efficiencies, Lower Supply Costs; Customer Count Grows

 

PUCO Approves AEP Ohio Revised PPA Rider Limited To OVEC, OKs Utility Development of Renewable Generation

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio approved a revised nonbypassable PPA rider at AEP Ohio, which is now limited to the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC), in light of FERC jurisdictional issues with PPAs with AEP Ohio-affiliated generation.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Draft Proposal For Adoption In DG Interconnection Rulemaking

 

November 3

Genie Retail Energy Reports Purchase Price For Acquisition of Town Square Energy

Genie Retail Energy announced that on November 2 it closed on its acquisition of Retail Energy Holdings, LLC (REH), the owner of the Town Square Energy retail suppliers, for ...

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Dynegy: Retail Strategy Focused On Organic Growth, "Not Right Time" For Retail Acquisitions

Dynegy's retail strategy will be focused on organic growth between now and 2018, Dynegy CEO Bob Flexon said during an earnings call

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Direct Energy Withdraws Petition To Restart Pennsylvania Retail Opt-In Programs

Direct Energy has filed to withdraw its petition before the Pennsylvania PUC in which Direct Energy had sought to restart the retail opt-in electricity referral/aggregation programs, which had been previously approved by the PUC, but which the PUC suspended prior to implementation.

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RetailEnergyX: Former PUC, RRC Chair Smitherman Addresses Prospects For Retail Natural Gas Choice In Texas

 

Former Direct Energy Business Development Head Joins CPower As VP

A former head of business development at Direct Energy has joined CPower

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential Default Service Rate To Increase 20%, Small Business Rates Up 16%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed Standard Service rates for the period January 2017 to June 2017, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period January 2017 to March 2017

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Stanford University Subsidiary Receives Market-Based Rate Authority

FERC granted Stanford University Power market-based rate authority

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SmartEnergy Holdings Seeks Supplier License In New State

• S and S Marketing Group Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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United Illuminating Reports Default Service Suppliers, Utility Will Self-Manage Some Load

United Illuminating reported that the following suppliers will collectively serve Standard Service load for the first half of 2017:

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ILEPA Announces Panelists For Nov. 17 Annual Conference

The Illinois Energy Professionals Association (ILEPA) announced a slate of speakers for its 2016 Annual Conference to be held in Chicago on November 17

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RetailEnergyX: Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage Enters U.S. Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff Reject REPs' Recommendations on Complaint Summary Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vegas Business Leader: Nevada Energy Choice Must Be Implemented Properly

 

November 2

TransCanada Expects To Sell Power Marketing Business For $435 Million

TransCanada Announces Sales of Northeast Generation Assets

TransCanada announced that it expects to realize $435 million in a sale of Northeast power marketing business

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PPL Residential Price To Compare To Decline, Small Business Rate To Increase

PPL Electric's residential Price to Compare will decline marginally on December 1, while the small business PTC will increase by about 8%

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TXU, Affiliates See Steady Retail Customer Count During Third Quarter

The competitive retail electric suppliers formerly owned by Energy Future Holdings, including TXU Energy and 4Change Energy, saw no net change in their customer count from June 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016, according to an EFH 10-Q.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Introduces Energy Management Pilot Programs, Includes Gamification/Reward Element For Energy Use Goals

 

Ohio Supreme Court Remands To PUCO Prior Approval Allowing Utility To Sell Nonelectric Products And Services To Customers

Court "Skeptical" PUCO Could Approve Under Statute Utility Offering Of Nonelectric Products And Services

The Ohio Supreme Court has remanded to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a PUCO order which had authorized Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. to amend its corporate separation plan to allow Duke to engage in a new line of business: the offering of various nonelectric products and services to its customers.

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NYSERDA Posts 2017 Tier I REC Prices, ACP Amounts For ESCOs

NYSERDA has posted the amount of 2017 Tier 1 RECs to be offered for sale by NYSERDA, the Tier I REC price, and 2017 Alternative Compliance Payment amounts, under New York's new LSE-imposed renewable energy compliance obligation.

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RetailEnergyX: Agera Energy Makes Management Changes

 

Alleging "Imminent Reliability Risk In Retail Choice Areas," MISO Files At FERC To Impose Three-Year Forward Capacity Obligation On Retail Suppliers

Alleging an, "Imminent Reliability Risk In Retail Choice Areas," the Midcontinent ISO filed at FERC for approval of its proposed capacity market changes that would impose a three-year forward capacity obligation on retail suppliers in Zone 4 (Illinois) and Zone 7 (Michigan Lower Peninsula).

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ERCOT Expects Sufficient Capacity For Upcoming Winter And Spring

ERCOT currently expects to have enough generation capacity available to serve the region’s electricity demands this winter and next spring.

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RetailEnergyX: Company Behind Texas Electricity Ratings Expands Retail Supplier Scoring, Now With Connecticut Energy Ratings; Initial Ratings Published

 

From the Archives (10/20): PJM Increasing Admin. Fee Applicable To Retail Suppliers, Other Market Participants

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November 1

CenterPoint Sub. Acquires Retail Energy Supplier

CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., announced that it has signed an agreement under which CES will acquire ...

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Residential Default Service Rate At Massachusetts Utility To Increase Nearly 20%

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (Eversource) has filed new default service rates for the period beginning January 1, 2017

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NextEra Touts Gexa's Smaller Texas Market Share Vs. TXU In Application To Acquire Oncor

NextEra Energy, Inc. and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC have filed an application at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval for NextEra to acquire Oncor, which touts NextEra's smaller retail market share, compared to TXU, in addressing affiliate concerns

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RetailEnergyX: Update: FirstEnergy Solutions, NOPEC In Court Concerning Letter of Credit

 

AEP Takes $2.3 Billion Impairment Charge Related To Competitive Generation

AEP Launches Subs. To Focus on On-Site Generation, Renewables, To Invest $1 Billion In Renewables Through 2019

AEP in reporting earnings this morning said that it took a pre-tax impairment charge of $2.3 billion in third-quarter 2016 largely to write-down AEP's remaining competitive generation assets in Ohio to their estimated fair value.

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NYSERDA, NY PSC Staff Release Plan For ESCO Compliance With New Renewable, ZEC Obligations For LSEs

NYSERDA and NY PSC Staff submitted a Phase I implementation plan for New York's new Renewable Energy Standard (RES) obligation imposed on LSEs including ESCOs and the nuclear procurement obligation (ZECs), which among other things discusses compliance requirements and banking rules for ESCOs.

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RetailEnergyX: Utility Warns Customers: Don't Be "Tricked" When It Comes To Energy Choice

 

Texas Generators: RMR Contracts Should Require ERCOT Board Approval

Reliability Must Run should require ERCOT Board approval, several NRG Energy subsidiaries said in comments to the Texas PUC concerning an RMR rulemaking

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Formally Announces Rebranding As CleanChoice Energy As It Expands To Additional Renewable Services Beyond Supply

 

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2

 

From the Archives (10/28): Massachusetts Launches New Energy Shopping Website

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October 31

Report: Pennsylvania Average Residential Rates For Shopping Customers Higher Than Default Service Rates

Report: Restructuring Has Benefited Most Mass Market Customers, "Through Utility-Offered Default Service Products"

From 2011 to 2014, "statewide average annual retail electricity rates to residential shopping customers were higher than utility default service rates," a report from Christina Simeone and John Hanger, published by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, says

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FirstEnergy Solutions Cancels NOPEC Aggregation Contract Serving 500,000 Customers

Customers May Return To Default Service Before New Supplier In Place

NOPEC Immediately Seeks New Supplier

FirstEnergy Solutions has exercised an option to cancel its contract to serve the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council electricity aggregation, which serves 500,000 customers, effective January 1, NOPEC said.

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Citing Ongoing Complaints, Regulator Weighs New Changes To Retail Supplier Marketing Standards, Seeks Comments

Regulator Asks Whether "Minimum Customer Credit" Should Be Paid In Cases of Slamming

Citing ongoing customer complaints, the Connecticut PURA has requested stakeholder comment on a series of questions related to retail electric supplier marketing standards

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RetailEnergyX: Crain's: FirstEnergy CEO Says "There's Blood In The Water"; Must Cut Costs To Avoid Credit Downgrade, Acquisition by Competitor

 

After Noble Deal, Calpine "Pleased" With Retail Position As Focus Moves To Organic Growth, Though "Bolt-On" Acquisitions Still Possible

With its pending acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions (NAES), Calpine executives said that it is emphasizing organic growth in its retail business, though further "bolt-on" acquisitions are possible.

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Texas PUC Chair Nelson Concerned With Implications From Lack Of Jurisdiction Over Third-Party DG Providers, In Distributed Generation Interconnection Rule

In addressing a rulemaking that would permit non-end users to be parties to distributed generation interconnection agreements (IAs), Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, expressed concern with the implications from having entities, over which the PUC lacks jurisdiction, sign the agreements

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NextEra Energy Reaches Agreement For Affiliate To Merge With Minority Owner Of Oncor, Would Result In NextEra Owning 100% Of Oncor, Given Other Transactions

NextEra Energy, Inc. today announced it has reached an agreement for an affiliate to merge with Texas Transmission Holdings Corporation ("TTHC"), including TTHC's approximately 20 percent indirect interest in Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC ("Oncor"), for merger consideration of approximately $2.4 billion, subject to adjustment.

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Texas REPs Request Refund Data Be Eliminated From PUC Complaint Report, Noting Data Labels Goodwill, Other Courtesy Credits As "Refunds"

In response to a draft Texas PUC 2016 Summary of Customer Complaints and Enforcement Activities proposed to be published, several retail electric providers recommended that the graphs entitled "% of Complaints Resulting in Customer Refunds - FY 2016" and "Average Refund - FY 2016" be eliminated from the proposed data for publication.

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October 28

Pennsylvania PUC Adopts Rate Cap On Retail Suppliers' Service To Low-Income Customers

Affects Low-Income Customers Currently On Competitive Supply

PUC Reverses ALJ's Recommendation For Changes To Proposed Restrictions Meant To Allow More Low-Income Shopping

PUC Vice Chair: Changes, "Will Likely Force All CAP Customers To Return To Default Service"

Powelson: Once We Start Restricting Shopping, "Where Will That End?"

The Pennsylvania PUC, in addressing default service at PPL Electric Utilities for the period beginning June 1, 2017, has adopted restrictions on the ability of Customer Assistance Program customers to shop for a competitive supplier.

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Texas PUC Chair Nelson: Opening Entergy Texas To Retail Choice, "Worthy Of Consideration"

The idea of transitioning Entergy Texas to retail competition, "is something that is always worthy of consideration," although, "we haven't given a lot of additional thought to that," Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said in response to a question at the National Energy Marketers Association's 2016 Policy Leadership Roundtable in Austin

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PECO Proposes Prepay Service Pilot -- How Will Shopping Customers Be Affected?

PECO has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC to implement a prepayment (advance payments plan) pilot.

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 3 Retail Suppliers, 6 Brokers For Alleged Failure To File Security

 

PECO Seeks To Withdraw PUC Petition To Authorize Ownership of Distributed Generation, Microgrids

PECO, joined by several parties, requested to withdraw its petition at the Pennsylvania PUC for approval of a microgrid pilot, which would have included utility ownership of microgrids and distributed generation, to instead allow for a collaborative stakeholder process to consider microgrid deployment in PECO's service territory.

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Pa. PUC Issues Emergency Order Preventing EDCs From Implementing Disputed POR Clawback Charge, Refers Matter To ALJ

Granting, in part, relief requested by Respond Power, LLC, the Pennsylvania PUC Vice Chairman Andrew Place issued an emergency order requiring Penelec and West Penn to cease and desist from implementing a POR Clawback charge until Penelec and West Penn have filed the appropriate tariff supplements and obtained the Commission's approval thereof, or November 27, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Notice Of Intent To Revoke Market-Based Rate Authority Of Five Retail Suppliers, Other Marketers For Alleged Failure To File EQRs

 

Pa. PUC Sets Default Service Design, Procurement For PPL For Period Starting June 1, 2017

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted, without modification, a partial settlement addressing the design and procurement of PPL Electric Utilities default service for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2021, barring any petition for a mid-course adjustment, and also addressed the issue of PPL's obligation to offer a Time of Use generation rate as part of the default service plan.

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Tells Texas PUC To Allow Multi-use Batteries Which Function As Both T&D, Wholesale Energy Market Assets

 

Regulator Moves To Consider Requiring Retail Supplier Summary Information (Next Month's Rate, Termination Fee Info) On Business Customer Bills

The Connecticut PURA issued a final order to re-open proceeding Docket 14-07-19 to consider whether summary information required to be listed on residential customer bills should apply to business customer bills.

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Pa. PUC Approves Recovery Costs of Retail Supplier Account Number Look-Up Tool Via Delivery Rates, Not POR Discount

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a revised compliance plan governing Philadelphia Gas Works' implementation of a remote account number look-up mechanism, which now does not recover costs through PGW's purchase of receivables discount rate, and which instead recovers implementation costs through a delivery charge.

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RetailEnergyX: NEM: With Choice, Texas Consumers Saved Over $33 Billion From 2010 to 2015

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Staff Issue Report Proposing Valuations For Distributed Energy Resources

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM CEO Says RTO Will Seeks Changes To Allow For More Aggregation of DR, Winter Resources, In Response To Concerns From Pols

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas QSE Would Pay $35,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

 

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RetailEnergyX: Malloy Nominates Deputy DEEP Commissioner To PURA Post

 

October 27

Owners of Retail Supplier Sell Interests In Broker

Several individuals who own membership interests in ...

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Retail Supplier Seeks Pa. PUC Emergency Order To Prevent Utilities From Withholding POR Payments As Offset To Disputed POR Clawback; Alleges Clawback Amounts To Retroactive Ratemaking

Respond Power LLC has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC to issue an ex parte Emergency Order to prohibit Penelec and West Penn Power from, "unilaterally withholding from Respond Power Purchase of Receivables ('POR') payments as an offset for a nearly one-half million dollar POR Clawback Charge assessed by the Companies on Respond Power on September 30, 2016, which Respond Power disputes on the basis of fundamental principles of due process and impermissible retroactive ratemaking."

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State Formally Adopts Rules For New Electricity Shopping Website

The Massachusetts DPU has formally adopted rules for a new electricity shopping website run by the DPU

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RetailEnergyX: Report: TXU Parent Laying Off 10% Of Employees

 

Baltimore Gas & Electric Posts SOS Rates To Fall

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new SOS rates and posted certain SOS pricing information for the periods beginning December 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From FirstEnergy EDCs' October Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has disclosed the winning bidders from the FirstEnergy EDCs' October wholesale auction that, when blended with other supplies, will ultimately determine its Standard Service Offer through May 2018.

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TEPA Names Retail Supplier of the Year

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) named Constellation as the TEPA Supplier of the Year during the organization's 11th Annual Conference on October 13, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

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• State Launches New Energy Shopping Website
• Texas PUC Sets Workshop on Smart Meter Texas Portal

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RetailEnergyX: State's Fifth Largest City To Launch Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: TCAP Reports "Big Drop" In Texas Electricity Complaints

 

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan "Compromise" Backed By Chamber Contains Choice "Poison Pills", Choice Advocates Say

 

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Execs Tout "Very Strong Performance" of Constellation

 

October 26

PSC Staff, Retail Suppliers, Public Advocate Reach Consensus on Retail Marketing Rule Changes, Save Two Issues

Brokers May Be Required To Provide Bond

Addresses Whether Affirmative Consent Needed for Renewals

Consensus Paves Way For Action on POR, Other Market Enhancements

PSC Staff and the Retail Energy Supply Association and Delaware Public Advocate have reached consensus on all but two items for retail electric marketing and licensing rule changes under Reg. Docket 49.

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Pepco To Lower SOS Rates Next Summer

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2016.

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Delmarva To Lower SOS Rates Next Summer

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning December 1, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Company Touts Itself As Houston’s Fastest Growing Retail Energy Provider

 

Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning December 1, 2016

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The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) Announces New National Board

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TEPA Names ABC Of The Year

A broker said that it was named 2016 TEPA ABC (Aggregator/Broker/Consultant) of the Year by The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) during the organization's 11th Annual Conference on October 13, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

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Court Says It Lacks Authority To Review Deadlocked FERC Which Allowed ISO-NE Capacity Auction Results Clouded By Market Power Allegations To Take Effect

Court Laments "Questionable" Decision By Then-FERC Chair To Disclaim Authority Over Auction Results

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in an order that it lacks authority to review deadlocked FERC decisions, in finding that it cannot review a deadlocked FERC which allowed the results of the 2014 ISO New England Forward Capacity Auction (FCA 8, for 2017/18 delivery year) to stand

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RetailEnergyX: New England States Select 460 MW Via Long-Term Contracts, Enter Negotiations

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY Generators Again Press For Forward Capacity Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Wolverine Power Cooperative Names Vice President of Power Supply (Includes Merchant Responsibility)

 

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RetailEnergyX: National Energy Marketers Association Hosts Policy Leadership Roundtable to Showcase Texas Success

 

October 25

Texas Judge Rules on Definition of Aggregator (Need For License)

In addressing motions for summary disposition in a case involving Current Utilities, Inc, a Texas ALJ has reached certain conclusions regarding the definition of an aggregator, which is required to be certificated by the Public Utility Commission, but found that the case lacks specific evidence to be resolved through summary disposition at this time

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Stream Announces New Chairman

Stream announced that ...

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Broker-Consultant Edison Energy Names New Managing Director of Commercial Market Sales

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RetailEnergyX: PULP: ESCOs A "Money Drain" On Consumers (Times-Union Op-Ed)

 

Reliant Launches 100% Solar Plan In Texas

Reliant has launched in Texas a 100% Texas-based solar plan, with a fixed rate for 12 months: the 100% Solar 12 Plan.

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Update: Commercial Supply Rates At FirstEnergy PA Utilities To Increase; Penn Power Rate Up 15%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates for commercial customers with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2016

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Texas Staff Recommend Briefing Question of Forum To Determine Whether Utilities Can, Should Own Batteries Under Texas Law (Project Versus Contested Case)

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, in a proposed list of issues in AEP Texas's application to install two grid-scale batteries to address distribution system reliability (click here for story), said that parties should first brief whether a generic project, versus a contested case, is the appropriate forum for addressing issues concerning whether a Distribution Service Provider (DSP) can and should own utility-scale battery facilities

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RetailEnergyX: Bloom Energy, Southern Company Enter Strategic Alliance to Integrate Distributed Generation, Storage; Solution To Launch At 60 Big Box Stores

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Proposes Process To Conduct New Economically Optimal Reserve Margin Studies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Selected for Mass. Muni Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Selected By NY Nature Preserve

 

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RetailEnergyX: Accenture: More Customers Are Considering Switching Energy Suppliers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Cummins and Tangent Energy Launch Grid Edge Joint Venture

 

October 24

Draft Texas Rule: Rescission Period Would Not Start Until Customer "Confirms" Receipt of Notice Regarding Enrollment, For This Sales Channel

Staff of the Public Utility of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication to allow retail electric providers to enroll customers solicited through door-to-door marketing through a portable electronic device that would include a new provision that, for such sales, the rescission period shall not begin until the REP receives the customer's confirmation of a notice regarding enrollment

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Update: PECO Prices To Compare To Fall

PECO has posted electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning December 1, 2016

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PSC Staff: Affirmative Consent Should Be Required For Rollover To Variable Rate From Fixed Rate

Staff of the Delaware PSC have filed comments on proposed revisions to the retail electric supplier marketing rules jointly proposed by the Delaware Public Advocate and Retail Energy Supply Association, under Reg. Docket 49

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Strawman Concerning Smart Meter Texas Requirements, Funding, Functionality

 

Texas Staff Draft Report: "Inappropriate" Alternative Ratemaking Mechanisms Could "Significantly Impact" REPs' Retail Pricing Strategies, Create Unintended Consequences

Staff Draft Finds Current TDU Ratemaking Working Well

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft report to legislators to accompany a consultant's report concerning alternative ratemaking in Texas

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Company Receives Texas's First Option 3 Retail Electric Provider Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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Texas Staff Propose Draft Rule Allowing REPs To Use Portable Electronic Device For Door-to-Door Enrollments

Would Require REPs To Warn Customers of Potential Termination Fees From Current REP

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication that would authorize retail electric providers to use a portable electronic device (PED) for door-to-door enrollments.

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RetailEnergyX: Philly Inq. Looks At Customer Choice 20 Years On

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Further Draft Scope of Competition Report

 

October 21

D.C. Proceeds With Multi-Year SOS Procurement Despite Retail Auction Proposals, Says Changes Premature

The District of Columbia PSC recently approved Pepco's RFP for a portion of SOS suppliers for a three-year period beginning June 1, 2017.

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Freepoint Commodities Subsidiary Receives Retail Supplier License In New State

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RESA: Generators' Play To Terminate ISO-NE Peak Energy Rent Rebate Immediately Would Harm Retail Suppliers

A complaint filed at FERC by the New England Power Generators Association, Inc. seeking to terminate the Peak Energy Rent (PER) rebate, a key feature of the ISO-NE capacity market, effective September 30, 2016 would harm retail suppliers, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments at FERC.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Sale Of Retail Suppliers

 

Santanna Energy Services Selected by Another Opt-In Aggregation

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From The Archives (9/26): Illinois Moves To Apply Same Customer Protections To MLM Sales As Required For Door-to-Door Sales
-- Would Require Background Checks on All MLM Agents Conducting In-Person Sales
-- In-Person Sales Require Both LOA, TPV

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From The Archives (9/26): Here Are The Variable Rate Disclosure Requirements Proposed In Illinois, Including Separate "Written" Notice for Increases Greater Than 20%

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From The Archives (9/28): Illinois Moves To Require "Side By Side" Comparison of Rates Under Current Contract, Renewal Offer

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From The Archives (9/26): Illinois Moves To Prohibit Retail Suppliers' Use of Utility Logo, Name (Prohibition Applies To Affiliates Too)

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From The Archives (9/28): Illinois Moves To Implement Uniform Training For Retail Supplier Agents

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From The Archives (9/26): Illinois WON'T Require Retail Suppliers To Post Offers On PlugIn Illinois, Under First Notice Order (Erroneous Reports Say Otherwise)

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Smart Home Brand To Offer Leak Detection

 

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Signs LNG Vessel Charter Deal, Supports Exports from US

 

October 20

Texas Proposed Decision In AEP Merger Case Addresses Issue of Proposed Rebates To Be Issued Through Retail Electric Providers; AEP Texas' Continued Ownership in Generation

A Texas ALJ would approve the merger of AEP Texas Central and AEP Texas North into a single company (AEP Texas), with certain conditions

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PSEG Hires Former FERC Chief of Staff

PSEG announced today that it named Larry Gasteiger as chief, federal regulatory policy.

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LifeEnergy (LS Power Affiliate) Receives License In New State
• EDF Energy Services Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Identity Theft Leads To Virginia Resident Being Sent Billing Emails By Texas Retail Provider

 

PJM Increasing Admin. Fee Applicable To Retail Suppliers, Other Market Participants

On Oct. 18, 2016, the PJM Board of Managers approved the Members Committee-endorsed proposal for a new composite "stated rate" of ...

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Texas QSE Would Pay $40,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $40,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Generators File Federal Suit To Block NY Nuclear Subsidies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker Publishes Basics Of Wisconsin Retail Natural Gas Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pols Say PJM Capacity Performance Change Harming Demand Response, Increasing Costs

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Inadvertent Disclosure of Protected Info To Market Participant

 

October 19

NY ESCO Says Its Not Responsible For Actions Of Independent Contractor

In a further response to a New York show cause order, Marathon Power LLC d/b/a Marathon Energy Corporation said, that "Marathon is not responsible for the actions of its independent contractor, Atlantis [Atlantis Business Consulting, LLC]."

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Retail Supplier Launches Global Strategy And Operations Outsourcing Firm

A retail supplier has launched a full-service global strategy and operations outsourcing firm

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Frontier Utilities Seeks License In New State

• AvidXchange Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Customers At Texas Muni Fed Up With High Rates, Petition for "Competitive" Prices

 

CFTC Issues Final Order to Exempt RTO Transactions From Private Rights of Action

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said that it approved a final order in response to a petition from Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) and has exempted certain specified transactions of SPP from the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations, with the exception of the CFTC’s general anti-fraud and anti-manipulation authority, and scienter-based prohibitions.

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Auction Advisor Recommends Delay in PSNH Generation Auction Process

Auction advisor J.P. Morgan has recommended to the New Hampshire PUC that the PUC slightly delay the timeline for the auction process for Public Service Company of New Hampshire to divest it utility-owned generation.

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RetailEnergyX: Thousands of Retail Supplier Polar Vortex Restitution Checks Remain Uncashed

 

Maine 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 2016

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RetailEnergyX: MP2 Energy Announces Selection To Serve Texas ISD

 

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RetailEnergyX: Argonne National Lab, Exelon Launch R&D Partnership to Advance Next Generation Energy Technology

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves ISO-NE Capacity Market Change NY PSC Said Could Spike NY Capacity Prices By $340 Million

 

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RetailEnergyX: Mexico Grid Operator to Explore CAISO Imbalance Market Participation for Baja California Norte

 

October 18

PECO Electric Supply Price To Decrease

PECO has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new electric Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges for the period beginning December 1, 2016

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Retail Supplier Named Sponsor and Energy Supplier For New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center

An ESCO announced that it has been named a sponsor of and energy supplier to the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center

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Residential Electric Supply Rates To Increase At Met-Ed, West Penn Power

Several of the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Opening Nevada To Retail Electric Choice Endorsed By Two Major Newspapers, Support "Yes" on Ballot Question

 

ESCO Proposes Donating LED Lighting Upgrades To Low-Income Customers, In Response to NY Show Cause Order

ABC Energy has proposed donating LED lighting upgrades to low-income customers in a further response to a New York PSC show cause order against the ESCO

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Texas REP Files To Change Trade Name

• S and S Marketing Group Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate
• Start-up iSave Electric Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: Attorney General Warns Residents About Energy Supplier "Scams"

 

ERCOT: Greens Bayou 5 Not Needed For RMR Service Beyond July 31, 2017 Under Revised RMR Study Metrics

ERCOT issued a market notice stating that, under revised Reliability Must-Run (RMR) study metrics, NRG Texas Power LLC's Greens Bayou Unit 5 is not needed for RMR service beyond July 31, 2017

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NEM’s Policy Leadership Roundtable to Showcase Texas Success

NEM: Billions of Dollars Saved by Texas Energy Consumers

"The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) is pleased to hold its 2016 Policy Leadership Roundtable in Austin, Texas to honor the industry leaders who have set a national standard of excellence in electricity market structure, as well as, competitively offered consumer energy and technology products and services. From the starting point of SB7, Texas has become recognized as the leading electric retail choice market in the country," said Craig Goodman, President of NEM and former high ranking energy policy official under three presidential administrations of both parties.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Future Holdings Announces New Leadership Team

 

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RetailEnergyX: Fortune Names Broker-Advisor 5 as One of the Country's Best Small and Medium Workplaces

 

October 17

Texas Retail Electric Provider To Be Purchased By Smart Home, Automation Provider

Texas Retail Market Vets Lead Acquisition

Led by Texas retail market veterans, a home automation provider has entered an agreement to acquire a Texas REP

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In Annual Reconciliation Filings, NY Utilities Propose Surcharges Up To $.50/Mcf To Recover Under-collection of Supply Costs

New York natural gas utilities filed annual cost of gas reconciliations with the PSC that in some cases would result in a surcharge of up to $0.50/Mcf to recover under-collected supply costs during the 12 months ending August 31, 2016, with the surcharges (or refunds) effective January 1, 2017.

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Retail Supplier Launches Community Solar Business, Names Leadership

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Virginia Utility Says 5+ MW Customers Otherwise Permitted To Take Retail Choice Aren't Allowed To Purchase 100% Renewable Power from Retail Supplier If Utility Offers Green Tariff

Virginia customers with loads in excess of 5 MW, while permitted to take competitive retail electric supply, may not purchase 100% renewable energy from a retail supplier if the customer's incumbent utility offers a 100% renewable energy tariff approved by the State Corporation Commission, Appalachian Power said in response to a petition for declaratory judgment from Direct Energy

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Utility Opposes Collection of Deposits On Behalf Of Retail Suppliers

Emera Maine opposed requiring the T&D utilities to collect deposit from customers on behalf of competitive electricity providers (CEP)

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• Texas PUC Staff To Issue Strawman, Hold Workshop On Smart Meter Texas Governance, Funding
• Texas PUC Staff To Hold Workshop On Transmission Service Rates Rulemaking

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October 14

Exclusive: Residential ESCO Customers At NY Utility Paid $3.8 Million More Than Default Service In First Six Months of 2016

Residential electric customers served by ESCOs at Central Hudson Gas & Electric in aggregate paid $3.8 million more for supply during the first six months of 2016 versus the default service cost, according to data filed by Central Hudson with the PSC

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NY PSC Denies Rehearing Of Inclusion of Certain Large Customers In Municipal Aggregations On Opt-Out Basis

The New York PSC denied National Fuel Gas Distribution's request for rehearing concerning the inclusion of certain large customers in NFGD's territory in municipal aggregations on an opt-out basis.

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Texas Senator Highlights Austin Gathering Of National Energy Marketers Association Spotlighting Success of Texas Market

Opportunity To Ask Why No Movement On Retail Choice At SPS, Entergy Given Both Are Now in RTOs With "Day 2" Markets

The National Energy Marketers Association announced that Robert Hall III, Texas State Senator for District 2, will provide a keynote address at NEM's Fall Leadership Roundtable, to be held October 26 to October 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas

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RetailEnergyX: NY Electric Utilities Hedging With Fixed Prices 70% of Winter Default Service Supplies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Illinois Municipalities Having Residents Pay More for Power Under Muni Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC: Natural Gas, Electricity Prices Expected To Be Below Average This Winter

 

October 13

PUC Rescinds Direction That Utility File Plan To Unbundle Default Service Costs From Distribution Rates

On rehearing, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has reversed its earlier finding and has withdrawn its prior direction that the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities propose to unbundle from distribution rates the costs that the FirstEnergy EDCs incur to support Standard Service Offer (SSO) service and to reflect those costs in the SSO price

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Due To Error, Utility Erroneously Informed Regulator That Retail Suppliers Not In Compliance With Billing Rules

Connecticut Light and Power (Eversource) informed the Connecticut PURA that, due to EDI problems, it had erroneously informed PURA that for certain customer accounts, retail suppliers were not providing information regarding early termination fees which must be provided to the EDCs for inclusion on bills, when, in fact, suppliers had been sending the information, but the information was not appearing in CL&P's system.

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In Nod To New York City, NY PSC To Allow Cities To Phase-In Muni Aggregations

In a rehearing order approved today, the New York PSC, answering a concern raised by the City of New York, clarified that it will allow municipalities to implement opt-out aggregations on a phased basis, such that municipalities are not required to place all customers in the aggregation at the same time

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RetailEnergyX: Third-Party Data Providers Press For Easier Access To Texas Customer Smart Meter Data (Customer Would No Longer Need To Verify REP)

 

DP&L Proposes Revised Default Service Plan, Would Change SSO Rate Methodology, Include New Bypassable Costs

Plan Would Use Contracts Up to 43 Months Long To Procure Default Service

Dayton Power & Light has filed a revised electric security plan for the period beginning January, 1, 2017, which would now govern the procurement and pricing of the Standard Service Offer (SSO) through December 31, 2023 (rather than 2026 as proposed earlier this year).

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Regulator Weighs Requiring Retail Supplier Summary Information (Next Month's Rate, Termination Fee Info) On Business Customer Bills

The Connecticut PURA issued a draft order that would re-open proceeding Docket 14-07-19 to consider whether summary information required to be listed on residential customer bills should apply to business customer bills.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Rescinds Six Broker Licenses For Failure To File Annual Reports

 

ERCOT Issues Final Determination Of RMR Status For Calpine Clear Lake Units

ERCOT issued a final determination of RMR status for Calpine's generation resources CTL_GT_102, CTL_GT_103, CTL_GT_104, CTL_ST_101, and CTL_ST_102 (Clear Lake units)

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Retail Supplier Holding Company Announces Distribution Increases for Fourth Quarter 2016, Intends to Continue to Increase Distributions in 2017

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Retail Supplier To Pay $125,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

A retail supplier would pay $125,000 under a settlement with the Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to resolve ...

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PUCO Approves Distribution Modernization Rider For Cash Infusion at FirstEnergy EDCs, Not Tied To Specific Grid Modernization Milestones

PUCO Chair: Commission "Not A Bank"

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rejected a nonbypassable Retail Rate Stability (RRS) at the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, but adopted a nonbypassable Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR) instead.

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RetailEnergyX: (Without Power To Choose), Energy Brokers Save North Texans Money On Electricity

 

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RetailEnergyX: RGJ: What Does Question 3, Energy Choice, Mean For Nevada?

 

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RetailEnergyX: National Grid To Refund $1.5 Million To Customers

 

October 12

Firm Reports Texas Retail Providers With Highest Brand Trust

Cogent Reports at Market Strategies International release its 2016 Texas REP Trusted Brand Study which names seven Texas retail electric providers as "Most Trusted Brands"

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Attorney General Seeks To Establish "Code of Conduct" For Retail Suppliers, Increase Maximum Fines

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, in comments on proposed guidelines governing retail supplier enforcement proceedings, asked that the Massachusetts DPU establish a "code of conduct" for retail suppliers, which would include standards for categories of behavior that could lead to licensure action or civil penalties.

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Muni Aggregator Asks Regulator To Make Supplier Complaint Data, Enforcement Actions Public; AG Would Require Suppliers To Notify Affected Customers of Violations, Remedial Order

The Cape Light Compact, in comments on proposed guidelines governing retail supplier enforcement proceedings, asked that the Massachusetts DPU make information concerning retail supplier complaints and enforcement actions public

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Group Claims Retail Supplier Rates "Almost Always" More Expensive

 

MidAmerican Energy Services Receives License In New State
• Statistical Energy, Led By Former FirstEnergy Solutions Account Exec, Seeks License

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RetailEnergyX: NY Utility Expects Lower Supply Costs This Winter

 

ERCOT Board Adopts Changes To RMR Study Process, Other RMR Provisions

The ERCOT Board of Directors yesterday approved several nodal protocol revision requests (NPRRs), including NPRR 788, relating to RMR Study Modifications

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FERC Orders Refunds To Market Participants Who Had Been Required To Pay Deactivated Generator For Reactive Service, Won't Direct Refund Of Amounts Overpaid Prior To Generator's Emergence From Bankruptcy

FERC issued an order requiring refunds resulting from the prior payment to Midwest Generation, LLC for reactive service from generating units which had been deactivated and therefore did not provide such service despite being paid for such service

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: Amazon To Build Brick-And-Mortar Convenience/Grocery Stores

 

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Raises Capital Through EB-5 Program, Allows For Solar, Efficiency Services Growth

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tax Exemption for ESCO Relocation Approved

 

October 11

PSC Directs Utility To Include Choice Education Materials In Bill

A PSC directed an EDC to include certain electric choice education materials in bills, but the materials will not include specific supplier offers.

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Texas Strawman Would Add New Provisions Related To Evaluation of RMR Agreements

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a strawman proposal to, among other things, propose new provisions related to the evaluation of RMR service.

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ERCOT Defers Final Determination On RMR Need for Calpine Clear Lake Units To Potentially Reflect New Study Process

ERCOT said in a market notice that it is deferring its final determination on the need for certain of Calpine's Clear Lake units until the ERCOT Board’s consideration of NPRR788, which would modify the studies used for ERCOT's evaluation of RMR determinations

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RetailEnergyX: Entergy Texas Formally Files To Build New Ratebased Generation, Could Complicate Any Future Movement To Choice

 

Utility Touts Low Default Service Rate

Consumers Energy in Michigan touted a 36¢/Mcf decline in the default service natural gas supply rate versus last winter.

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Vista Energy Marketing Seeks Licenses In New State

• Western Reserve Energy Services Receives License In New State

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From the Archives (10/6): Shell Energy Seeks Retail Electric Supplier License In New State

EnergyChoiceMatters.com was first to report last week that Shell was seeking an Ohio electric supplier license

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RetailEnergyX: Broker-Consultant Rebrands As Artis Energy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Expands Offering That Includes Donation of Inflatable, Solar Light

 

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RetailEnergyX: Storage/IT Provider Iron Mountain To Purchase Output From Amazon Texas Wind Farm

 

October 9-10

Noble Announces Buyer, Price For Noble Americas Energy Solutions Retail Biz

Noble Group Limited ("Noble") announced the sale of its Noble Americas Energy Solutions subsidiary ("NAES") to ...

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Alleging "Stalking" of Retail Energy Sales Agents, NY ESCO Seeks To End Requirement For Full Agent's Name on Door to Door IDs; Would Use Unique ID Number In Place

Alleging that the requirement that ESCO agents engaged in door-to-door sales wear ID badges with their full names has resulted in cases where such agents have been, "stalked," Green Mountain Energy Company petitioned the New York State PSC to amend the Uniform Business Practices to remove the requirement for the agent's full name to be used on such IDs, replaced instead with the agent's first name and unique employee ID number

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Viridian Partners With Texas REP To Offer Prepaid Service

Viridian International Management, LLC announced a partnership with Texas REP ...

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RetailEnergyX: Union Backer Sues To Block Retail Energy Choice Question From Nevada Ballot

 

Duquesne Light Mass Market Default Service Rates To Fall; Medium C&I Rate Increases 20%

Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC new default service supply rates for the period beginning December 1, 2016.

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N.H. Default Service Rates To Increase 30%

The New Hampshire PUC has approved new default service rates at Unitil for the period beginning December 1, 2016

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Direct Energy Receives License In New State
• Noble Americas Energy Solutions Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Viridian Launches Offers Under Click Energy Partnership

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Sets Assessments on REPs for Meeting Broadcasts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas ROSE Makes Recommendations on Power To Choose Site, Other Protections

 

October 7

Pa. PUC WON'T Relieve Retail Suppliers From Complying With Surprise Increase in RPS; Rejects Assignment of Obligation To EDCs

PUC Rebuffs Arguments From Retail Suppliers Concerning Existing Contracts

PUC Claims EDCs Will Raise Default Service Rates As Well (Is This Really Possible Under Full Requirements Contracts?)

In a final order, the Pennsylvania PUC rejected a proposal to assign surprise RPS increases applicable to load serving entities, such as retail electric suppliers, to the electric distribution companies on behalf of all customers

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Update: PUC Releases Methodology For New Pricing Index Which May Determine Small Customer Default Service Rates

With a bidder confidentiality period now expired, the Maine PUC has released an order setting Standard Offer rates for residential and medium non-residential customers at Maine Public Service (Emera Maine – Maine Public District).

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Broker Awards Contract To REP For Abilene ISD

 

License Briefs

• Taxempt Receives Texas Aggregator License
• Nania Energy Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC’s Anderson Files Memo on Oncor Change in Control, Reiterates Concerns With New Competitive Affiliates Under M&A

 

Pennsylvania Sees First Decline in Statewide Residential Shopping Since May

During September, Pennsylvania saw its first monthly decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply since May.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Approves Final Non-Volunteer POLR Designations For 2017-18

 

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RetailEnergyX: Chron: Electricity Prices Fall in Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Donates WeatherBug Weather Station To School, First In Multi-State Effort

 

October 6

North American Power Launches Retail Supplier Focused on C&I Market

North American Power officially announced the launch of its North American Power Business brand which will focus on enrolling commercial customers, particularly through brokers

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Shell Energy Seeks Retail Electric Supplier License In New State

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PECO Posts Results From September 2016 Default Service Procurement

PECO has posted results from its September 2016 procurement of default service electricity supplies

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PSC Reports On Number of Visitors Using New Retail Energy Shopping Website

The Michigan PSC and Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) announced that tens of thousands of people have used the CompareMIGas natural gas shopping website in the year since its launch.

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Santanna Energy Services Selected For Town's Opt-In Aggregation

Santanna Energy Services announced that it has been selected by ...

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Ohio Adopts Pricing From FirstEnergy EDCs' October Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of the FirstEnergy EDCs' October wholesale auction that, when blended with other supplies, will ultimately determine its Standard Service Offer through May 2018.

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PSEG To Retire 1,200 MW of PJM Capacity In 2017

PSEG announced today that its coal-fired Hudson Generation Station in Jersey City, N.J., and its Mercer Generation Station in Hamilton Township, N.J., will be retired on June 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: NY To Hold Further Collaborative On DER Value

 

October 5

Broker Names New VP of Energy Services As Company Transitions To Total Energy Solution Provider

Citing industry expansion and new product developments as driving the appointment, a broker named ...

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Recommended Order Would Set PECO Default Service Procurement, Design, Address Objections Related to CAP Shopping, Nonbypassable Charges

A Pennsylvania ALJ has issued a recommended decision concerning PECO's electric default service plan for the period beginning June 1, 2017 that would adopt, without modification, a settlement filed in the case, and which would dispose of contested issues including shopping by Customer Assistance Program (CAP), and nonbypassable recovery of certain non-market-based PJM charges

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PSNH Provides Estimate of 2017 Default Service Rates

Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource) filed with the New Hampshire PUC a preliminary estimate of its default service rate for the period beginning January 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: US Appeals Court Reinstates Certification in Class Action RICO Suit Brought Against Retail Supplier’s Marketing Arm

 

Load Representative Opposes National Grid's "Self-Serving" Request To Defer Collection of Costs Related To Default Service

Utility Rate Analysis Consultants (URAC) has filed comments with the New York PSC opposing the request of KeySpan New York (The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY) to suspend collection of the annual reconciliation of gas costs surcharge/refund mechanism in its Gas Adjustment Clause (GAC).

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ESCO Claims Request To Meet With NY DPS Staff Concerning Complaints That Led To Show Cause Order Went Unanswered

In an initial response to a show cause order, ABC Energy, LLC alleged that as it received complaints about a program bundling LED lighting with ESCO service (complaints which eventually led to the show cause order), ABC Energy requested a meeting with New York Department of Public Service Staff, but that such meeting request, "went unanswered."

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CenterPoint-TDU Fully Exhausts Funds For REP Low-Income Smart Energy Device Reimbursements; AEP TCC Distributes 90% Of Funds

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC reported that all of its funds under the low-income smart device program (under which Texas REPs are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers) have been exhausted

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October 4

ESCO Says Customers Complained About Bundled LED Lighting, Supply Program Because Utility Told Customers That ESCO Was "Overcharging" Them

In its initial response to a New York PSC show cause order, ABC Energy, LLC alleged that the majority of customers who complained about a new service bundling LED lighting with energy supply, "understood what was going on but complained anyway because the utiility [sic] told them ABC Energy was overcharging them."

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TXU Energy, New Parent Exit Bankruptcy, Names Officers

TCEH Corp. today announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries, including operating businesses Luminant and TXU Energy, have emerged from Chapter 11 as a standalone company effected through a tax-free spinoff from Energy Future Holdings Corp.

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Dynegy Names New COO and EVP For Strategy (M&A); Also Elevates Regulatory Chief Citing Increasingly "Critical" Issues

Dynegy announced a series of executives changes today, as the company prepares to close on the acquisition of ENGIE’s US fossil portfolio of generating assets.

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RetailEnergyX: Former Time Warner Cable EVP Named To Board of Retail Supplier’s Parent

 

NY ESCO Ceases Enrollment Under LED Lighting Program In Response To Show Cause Order, Alleges Some Complaints May Have Been Fraudulently Filed By Disgruntled Agent

In its initial response to a New York PSC show cause order, Marathon Energy Corporation said that it is ceasing enrollments under a program combing LED lighting with ESCO service, and alleged that certain complaints may have been fraudulently filed by a disgruntled former agent.

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Retail Supplier Announces JPMorgan Chase Bank As Additional Lender To Its Credit Facility

Just Energy Group Inc. announced that JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. has joined its Credit Facility as a lender with a commitment of $15 million (all $ Canadian).

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RetailEnergyX: Sale of Minority Stake in Retail Supplier Completed

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Asks Valley Area Customers To Limit Peak Hour Electricity Use Through Tuesday

 

October 3

Retail Supplier Parent In Discussions For Monetizing Investment in Supplier, Could Include Sale, Partial Sale, Other Mechanisms

MVC Capital on Friday provided investors with an update on its business strategy, which included a discussion concerning its investment in U.S. Gas & Electric ("US Gas").

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PSEG Taps Former Direct Energy VP To Lead New Retail Business

A PSEG subsidiary has named ...

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Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Increase 23%

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU electric basic service rates for the period beginning December 1, 2016.

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PECO To Increase POR Discount

PECO has filed at the Pennsylvania PUC to increase its natural gas purchase of receivables (POR) discount rate, to reflect the PUC's approval of recovering 50% of the costs of implementing a natural gas remote account number look-up mechanism through the discount.

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Regulator Declines To Allocate More Costs To Default Service in Rate Case

The Massachusetts DPU in an order on National Grid's electric rate case declined to assign more costs to bypassable basic service rates, rejecting arguments made by Direct Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Draft Proposed Changes To ERS Rule

 

FERC To Convene a Technical Conference on Electric Storage Resource Compensation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will convene a technical conference on November 9, 2016 concerning electric storage resource compensation and other issues

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff Files Update On REP Reimbursement Program for Provision of Smart Energy Devices To Low-Income Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Staff File Updated Draft Scope of Competition Report

 

September 30

Again! NY Utility Seeks To Defer Supply Cost Reconciliation To Avoid "Sharp Increase" In Commodity Rates

Utility Would Recover Some Costs a YEAR Later in 2018!

Reconciliation Results From $43 Million Under-collection in 2016 (Default Service Rates Not Reflecting Actual Cost)

A New York utility has petitioned the New York PSC for temporary waiver of certain tariff provisions and Section 720-6.5(g) of 16 NYCRR to allow the utility to suspend collection of certain reconciled supply costs

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Another Retail Supplier Bundling Hulu With Electric Service

A retail supplier announced a partnership with Hulu under which the supplier will offer to residential customers a 100% green energy plan which includes a Hulu subscription at no additional cost.

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Update: NY PSC, ESCOs Provide Statements On Temporary Restraining Order Against ESCO Low-Income Prohibition

The New York PSC and ESCOs have issued statements concerning an Albany County Supreme Court judge's order granting a temporary restraining order against implementation of the New York PSC's July 15 order and September order on clarification which adopted a moratorium on the ability of ESCOs to serve assistance program participant (APP) customers

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RetailEnergyX: NY Gov Signs Law Prohibiting Imposition Of Termination Fee In Event Of Customer’s Death

 

Tenaska Power Management Seeks Supplier License in New State

Tenaska Power Management, LLC applied for ...

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Utility DTE Energy To Build 1,000 MW Of New Generation

DTE Energy today announced, "it will build new energy generation as part of its commitment to ensure long-term reliability and produce cleaner energy for its customers."

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Approves Sale of Retail Supplier

 

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RetailEnergyX: RESA Gets Another Op-Ed Published In Support of Preserving New York Energy Choice (Buffalo News)

 

September 29

Updated: Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against NY PSC Moratorium On ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

An Albany County Supreme Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order against implementation of the New York PSC's July 15 order which adopted a moratorium on the ability of ESCOs to serve assistance program participant (APP) customers

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TXU To Pay Some Solar Customers Their Full Retail Rate For Excess Generation, Announces Instant Rebate for Residential Solar Rooftop Systems

TXU Energy today announced a limited-time instant rebate for residential consumers who purchase SunPower rooftop solar systems through the company.

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Stream Begins Providing Free Smart Devices To Low-Income Texans Under TDU Reimbursement Programs, Provides Nearly 7,000 Devices In ~2 Months

Stream recently began participating in the Texas program that reimburses retail electric providers for providing, free of charge, a programmable communicating thermostat (PCT) and/or in-home-display (IHD) to eligible low-income customers

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First In EnergyChoiceMatters (9/12): PSEG Formally Creates Retail Supplier PSEG Energy Solutions

EnergyChoiceMatters.com was first to report on September 12 that Public Service Enterprise Group had officially created a retail electric and natural gas supplier, PSEG Energy Solutions LLC

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RetailEnergyX: Exempting Muni Aggregations From NY PSC Low-Income Moratorium Does Not Withstand Scrutiny

 

Freedom Logistics Receives License In New State
• Palmco Power Seeks License In New State

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Connecticut PURA Issues Final Order On 2014 Supplier RPS Compliance, ACPs

The Connecticut PURA has issued a final decision concerning retail suppliers' compliance with the RPS for 2014

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RetailEnergyX: Pennsylvania PUC Cancels Broker License

 

September 28

NY Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against NY PSC Moratorium On ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers

In response to a petition from the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), an Albany County Supreme Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order against implementation of the New York PSC's July 15 order which adopted a moratorium on the ability of ESCOs to serve assistance program participant (APP) customers

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Texas REP Offering New Smart Thermostat Plan

A Texas REP has begun offering a residential electricity plan which includes, at no additional cost, a smart thermostat

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Regulator Moves To Require "Side By Side" Comparison of Rates Under Current Contract, Renewal Offer

As part of its first notice order concerning retail electric supplier marketing rules, the Illinois Commerce Commission is proposing to require a "side by side" comparison of current and new rates when a customer is provided a renewal offer or notice.

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Regulator Moves To Implement Uniform, Mandatory Training For Retail Supplier Agents

The Illinois Commerce Commission's first notice order concerning retail electric supplier marketing rules would require that supplier agents complete a uniform training regimen that is to be developed by stakeholders.

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RetailEnergyX: Nearly Half Of Muni Aggregation Volumes Up For Renewal Returning To ComEd Default Service

 

Illinois Power Agency Files Default Service Procurement Plan

The Illinois Power Agency has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission its 2017 proposed default service procurement plan for Commonwealth Edison, Ameren, and the portion of MidAmerican Energy load not served by utility-owned generation.

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September 27

Pa. Utility To Remove Uncollectibles From POR Discount, Transfer To Delivery Surcharge Under Settlement; Retail Supplier Opposes

Under a non-unanimous settlement in Duquesne Light's default service proceeding, the utility would remove the uncollectibles component of the purchase of receivables (POR) discount, and instead collect such amounts through a nonbypassable delivery service surcharge on all customers.

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Australian Broker Entering US, Taps Market Vet To Lead

An Australian consultant which is engaged in energy procurement as part of a platform offering bill payment and validation, automation, and other services is launching in the United States

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Oil Major Receives Option 1 Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate (Ability To Serve All Customers)

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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RetailEnergyX: Australian Retail Supplier Testing "Subscription" Model for Electricity

 

Pennsylvania Settlement Would Adopt Longer-Term Contracts for Residential, Small C&I Default Service For Price Stability At EDC

Utility To Expand Hourly Pricing For Default Service

A settlement in Duquesne Light's default service plan proceeding (DSP VIII) for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021 would adopt the use of contracts with longer terms to serve residential and small C&I customers.

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Pennsylvania Utility To "Unbundle" Costs As Part of Default Service Settlement

A settlement in Duquesne Light's default service plan proceeding (DSP VIII) for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021 would require the utility to "unbundle" certain costs from distribution rates, with recovery moved to bypassable default service rates.

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Settlement Would Delay CAP Shopping at Pennsylvania Utility

A settlement in Duquesne Light's default service plan proceeding (DSP VIII) for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021 would delay the introduction of shopping for Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers

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Maryland PSC To Examine Rate Design, Distributed Resources, Low-Income Protections in Grid Transformation Proceeding

The Maryland PSC has opened a new proceeding (PC44) concerning the transformation of the electricity grid.

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Generator To Pay $4 Million, Disgorge $4 Million Under Settlement With FERC

FERC approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica-Backed Fund Investing In Tool Making Retrofit, Efficiency Decisions Easier

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities Offering Home Energy Audits

 

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RetailEnergyX: California Requires Retail Suppliers To Report GHG Emissions To Customers

 

September 26

Regulator Moves To Apply Same Customer Protections To MLM Sales As Required For Door-to-Door Sales

Would Require Background Checks on All MLM Agents Conducting In-Person Sales

In-Person Sales Require Both LOA, TPV

The Illinois Commerce Commission's first notice order concerning retail electric supplier marketing rules would apply the same set of rules to all in-person sales, including door-to-door sales, multi-level marketing sales, and sales conducted outside the customer's home (such as at kiosks).

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LED Lighting Provider To Acquire Retail Supplier

A lighting provider has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the membership interests in retail supplier ...

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Regulator Moves To Prohibit Retail Suppliers' Use of Utility Logo, Name (Prohibition Applies To Affiliates Too)

In a first notice order concerning retail electric supplier marketing rules, the Illinois Commerce Commission is proposing to prohibit the use of utility logos and names by retail electric suppliers, including utility affiliates

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Illinois WON'T Require Retail Suppliers To Post Offers On PlugIn Illinois, Under First Notice Order (Erroneous Reports Say Otherwise)

There are several reports that the Illinois Commerce Commission, under its first notice order concerning retail electric supplier marketing rules, is proposing to require that retail electric suppliers post their residential offers on the ICC’s PlugInIllinois.org website

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Holding Town Hall Meetings To Promote Electric Choice

 

NY ESCO Ceases New Enrollments In Response To Show Cause Order

In its response to a show cause order, Smart One Energy, LLC informed the New York PSC that it has voluntarily ceased enrolling new customers and agrees not to begin enrolling new customers until the proceeding has been resolved

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NJ Utilities Lowering Default Service Rates, Decreases As Large As 14%

The New Jersey BPU has approved lower Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rates at Elizabethtown Gas (ETG), New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and South Jersey Gas (SJG)

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Update: Here Are The Variable Rate Disclosure Requirements Proposed In Illinois, Including Separate "Written" Notice for Increases Greater Than 20%

EnergyChoiceMatters.com was first to report last week that the Illinois Commerce Commission is proposing in a first notice order that retail electric suppliers notify customers, via a separate notice, of an increase in a variable rate that is in excess of 20%. The written first notice is now available, and specifics concerning variable rate disclosure are detailed below.

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RetailEnergyX: Here's The Uniform Disclosure Statement Proposed To Be Required For Illinois Electric Suppliers

 

Dayton Power & Light "Withdraws" Nonbypassable Rider To Support Generation; Replaces With Proposed Distribution Modernization Rider

Dayton Power and Light has withdrawn its proposed Reliable Electricity Rider (RER), and replaced it with a request for an alternative to the RER, which has been named the Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR).

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Illinois Posts Pricing, Winning Bidders From Default Service Capacity Procurement

The Illinois Power Agency posted results from the September procurement of capacity for Ameren default service customers

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From 9/23: Crius Energy To Purchase Assets from Verengo, "Fortify" Crius' Solar Energy Business

Crius Energy Trust today announced the formation of a newly-created special purpose vehicle, Crius Solar Fulfillment, LLC ("Newco"), to serve as the debtor-in-possession ("DIP") lender and bidder for the purchase of certain residential solar installation assets (the "Solar Installation Assets") from Verengo, Inc. ("Verengo"), in a bankruptcy proceeding under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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September 23

Crius Energy To Purchase Assets from Verengo, "Fortify" Crius' Solar Energy Business

Crius Energy Trust today announced the formation of a newly-created special purpose vehicle, Crius Solar Fulfillment, LLC ("Newco"), to serve as the debtor-in-possession ("DIP") lender and bidder for the purchase of certain residential solar installation assets (the "Solar Installation Assets") from Verengo, Inc. ("Verengo"), in a bankruptcy proceeding under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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Regulator Moves To Formally Adopt Rules Requiring Retail Suppliers To Notify Customers of Rate Changes Greater Than 20%

Regulator Would Adopt "Many" Of Consumer Advocates' Suggestions

The Illinois Commerce Commission voted to adopt a first notice concerning retail electric supplier marketing rules that would require retail electric suppliers to notify customers of rate changes in excess of 20%

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Texas Commissioners Raise Competitive Concerns on NextEra Acquisition of Oncor; Retail, Generation Affiliates

Commissioner "Offended" By Termination Fee Provisions

Texas Public Utility Commissioners have expressed competitive concerns regarding NextEra Energy's proposed acquisition of Oncor, particularly in light of the structure of termination fees payable by Oncor parent Energy Future Holdings if the deal is not consummated for certain reasons (NextEra has not yet formally filed at the PUC for a change in control).

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Texas PUC Moves To Drop 1-in-10 LOLE Reliability Metric, Potentially Publish 4 Alternative Metrics

The Public Utility Commission of Texas yesterday moved forward to drop use of the target 1-in-10 Loss of Load Expectation (LOLE) reliability standard, and potentially replace the target with four new metrics

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RetailEnergyX: Apple To Sell Solar Power To Utility

 

Regulator Directs Temporary Alternative Mechanism For Retail Suppliers' Disclosure Label Compliance Filings

The Connecticut PURA has directed suppliers with September due dates to use an alternative mechanism for filing certain compliance information, in light of technical issues.

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North American Power Receives Excellence in Customer Service Award From Energy Marketing Conferences

Energy Marketing Conferences LLC announced North American Power was selected as the winner of the "Excellence in Customer Service Award" at the September Retail Energy Marketing Conference in New York City

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Launches Review of Market Power Analysis

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Seeks Comments on Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Requirements (Reports Required To Be Filed By Retail Suppliers With MBR Authority)

 

September 22

Regulator "Strongly Encourage[s]" Retail Suppliers To Proactively Report Billing, Administrative Errors Before Customer Complaints

In addressing recent customer complaints, a regulator is strongly encouraging retail suppliers to proactively inform the regulator of administrative or billing errors that the supplier is aware of, before complaints are received by the regulator

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Utility Intervening In Retail Supplier Licensing Dockets, Raising Concerns on Supplier Finances, Regulatory History

A utility has intervened in at least two recent applications by retail suppliers for electric supplier licenses, making note of the suppliers' financial positions and, in one case, noting a supplier's regulatory history

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Maine Small Customer Default Service Rates To Be "Indexed" Starting June 1, 2017; Rates To Fall 16% On November 1, 2016

The Maine PUC has approved new default service rates for small and medium customers at Maine Public Service (Emera Maine – Maine Public District), effective November 1, 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: New ENGIE Programs Help Customers Leverage Historical Interval Meter Analysis to Maximize Energy Efficiency Opportunities

 

Third Retail Supplier Offering Residential Service at UGI Electric

A third EGS has launched residential electric service at UGI - Electric in Pennsylvania

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Josco Energy Receives Supplier Licenses In New States
• Palmco Power Receives Licenses In New State

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NY PSC Approves Capacity Release Changes At KeySpan LDCs, Other Retail Market Enhancements Move Forward With Go-Live Of New Backoffice System

The New York PSC has adopted tariff changes at KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (National Grid) to improve capacity release for ESCOs, and other previously adopted retail market enhancements may now be implemented on a permanent basis as KeySpan's new Gas Transportation Information System (GTIS) has gone live

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RetailEnergyX: Denton Approves Development of Gas-Fired Power Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Coverage of Nevada's Electric Choice Ballot Initiative

 

September 21

ConEd Joint Proposal Would Delay Expansion Of Mandatory Hourly Pricing For Default Service

A joint proposal in Consolidated Edison's current rate case would delay the expansion of Mandatory Hourly Pricing (MHP) for default service customers versus an original proposal from the company

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National Grid Default Service Rates To Increase 20%

National Grid fixed basic service rates for Massachusetts residential and commercial electric customers will increase 20%

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Parties Near Settlement on Promoting Retail Supplier Offers in Utility Bills

Stakeholders in Delaware are nearing a settlement on including a brochure describing the electric supply offerings currently available in Delaware in Delmarva bills

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Cites Wildly Missed Forecast In Brattle Reliability Standard Report; Says Texas PUC Should Receive "Refresh" Anyway (Will It Be Any Better?)

 

LifeEnergy, LS Power Affiliate, Launches Service In New State, Territories

LifeEnergy, an affiliate of LS Power, has launched electric service in ...

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Santanna Energy Services Launches Service in New Territory

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Update: MISO-Michigan Agreement On State Compensation Mechanism Would Preclude Retail Suppliers From Participating in MISO Capacity Auction

Retail Suppliers Would Be Required to Pay State Capacity Charge or Use Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan

The Michigan Governor's office has provided more details concerning an agreement between the state and Midcontinent ISO concerning the use of the state compensation mechanism to address resource adequacy in the state.

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• Texas REP To Delete Trade Names From Certificate
• NY PSC Reconvening Accelerated Switching Collaborative

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RetailEnergyX: Comcast To Launch Wireless Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Expands To Texas

 

September 20

NY PSC Clarifies ESCO Low-Income Moratorium, Allows Service To Continue To Certain Variable And Month-to-Month Customers Until Contract Expiration

The New York PSC has issued a written order clarifying certain provisions of its moratorium on ESCO service to assistance program participant (APP) customers, most notably clarifying that ESCOs may continue service to certain variable and month-to-month customers until contract expiration.

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Texas PUC Staff File Final Proposed List Of Non-Volunteer POLRs For 2017-18

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a proposed final list of retail electric providers that will be designated to serve as Large Service Providers (non-volunteer POLRs) for 2017-18

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PUC Seeks More Information On Specific Nature of Allegations Which Led To $18,000 Settlement Between Retail Supplier, PUC Staff

The Pennsylvania PUC sought more information on allegations which prompted an EGS to enter a settlement with the PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E)

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan, MISO Agree To Implement State Capacity Charge Applicable To Retail Suppliers

 

Freepoint Commodities Subsidiary Seeks Retail Supplier License In New State

• Stanwich Energy Advisors Receives License In New State

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ERCOT Won't Award Contracts for Must-Run Alternative Resources To Replace Greens Bayou

ERCOT said that it will not award any contracts for Must-Run Alternative (MRA) Resources that had been sought to eliminate the need for the Greens Bayou Unit 5 RMR contract, as ERCOT said that the proposals contained in the MRA responses did not provide an acceptable solution to the reliability concern which prompted the need for the Greens Bayou RMR agreement

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RetailEnergyX: Academics Press For ERCOT Pricing "Reforms" (Administrative Price Increases, Capacity Market?)

 

Texas QSE To Pay $35,000 Under Settlement To Resolve Alleged Violations Related To Reactive Capability Testing

A QSE would pay $35,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Ups Purchase Price For Oncor, Receives Bankruptcy Court OK To Enter Agreement

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Included in Report on Customer Emotion Ratings

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY Won't Require Functional Separation of Utility Distribution System Employees, Those Charged With Distributed Gen Procurement Under REV

 

September 19

Retail Supplier Names Former Retail Energy President to Lead Expansion in PJM

A retail supplier announced the hiring of ...

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PSC Staff: "Inappropriate" To Include Single Supplier's Marketing Info In Utility Bills; Suggest Generic Brochure "Describing" Current Supply Offerings From All Suppliers

Staff of the Delaware PSC recommend denying a petition from Direct Energy to include information related to Direct Energy's status as the, "Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State of Delaware," in Delmarva Power bills, but recommended that Delmarva be required to include generic choice education materials, and that the PSC develop an online retail supplier price listing to which customers will be directed

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Regulator Drops Proposed Requirement That Retail Suppliers Must File Preliminary Notice of Customer Book Sales Prior To Final Execution

Sets Final Rules Regarding Customer Assignments

The Massachusetts DPU has adopted final requirements governing the assignment of customers from one retail electric supplier to another.

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RetailEnergyX: Only 16% Of Texas Residential Customers Visit PUC’s Power To Choose Site Annually

 

AEP Texas North Proposes Installation of Two Batteries, Addresses Treatment of Energy During Charge/Discharge

AEP Texas North has petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval to install two lithium-ion batteries, at Woodson and Paint Rock, Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Acquires Provider for Predictive Analytics and Energy Management

 

Martin Lake Unit Returns To Operational Status

Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation (NCGRD) for the following Generation Resource with an effective date of October 1, 2016:

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Acquires Energy Efficiency, Design-Build Firm

 

Illinois Reports Winning Suppliers, Prices From Default Service Block Procurement

The Illinois Power Agency has disclosed winning prices and suppliers from its Fall 2016 procurement of block energy products at Commonwealth Edison, Ameren, and MidAmerican Energy

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Maine 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 October 2016

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Vast Majority Of Muni Aggregation Customers Overpaying For Electricity

 

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RetailEnergyX: NY PSC Posts Written Show Cause Orders For Three ESCOs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Briefly: Texas Assigns Docket Number For RMR Rulemaking

 

September 16

NY PSC Issues Order To Show Cause To Another ESCO Over Alleged Slamming, Deceptive Marketing

During yesterday's meeting, the New York PSC voted to issue an order to show cause to ...

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Texas PUC Staff Recommend Amounts For Assessment On Subject REPs To Fund Internet Broadcast of PUC Meetings

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed recommended fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online.

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AEP Texas North To Seek PUC Approval For Utility-Scale Battery Facility

AEP Texas North has requested that the Public Utility Commission of Texas assign a docket number with the following style:

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of Active Retail Suppliers, Brokers For Alleged Failure To File Proof of Security

 

From 9/15: NY PSC Staff Alleges ESCOs Used Free LED Lighting Pitch As Pre-Arranged Appointment To Avoid Certain UBP Requirements (Including TPV)

PSC Issues Orders To Show Cause to 2 ESCOs For Alleged Violations

Commissioner Will "Throw The Book" At ESCOs If Allegations Proven

The New York PSC issued orders to show cause to ...

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From 9/15: NY Denies Rehearing Of Low-Income ESCO Service Moratorium, Sets Process For Consideration Of Duration, Lifting

The New York PSC denied rehearing requests of its July order prohibiting ESCO service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers (see details here), and also established a process for considering the duration of the moratorium, and conditions for lifting the moratorium

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier To Issue C$160 Million Convertible Unsecured Senior Subordinated Debentures In "Milestone" To Reduce Debt

 

CenterPoint TDU Funds for REP Reimbursements Under Low-Income In-Home Device Provisioning Program Nearly Exhausted

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric filed a further update concerning the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Announces Texas Wind Farm, Company's Largest to Date

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff File Draft Scope of Competition Report

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Staff File Report on ERCOT Reliability Standard Calculation Mechanism

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT, SPP File Proposed Scope of Coordinated Studies On Lubbock Power & Light ERCOT Integration

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Rejects Part of PJM Financial Transmission Rights Revenue Adequacy Proposal

 

September 15

Breaking: NY PSC Staff Alleges ESCOs Used Free LED Lighting Pitch As Pre-Arranged Appointment To Avoid Certain UBP Requirements (Including TPV)

PSC Issues Orders To Show Cause to 2 ESCOs For Alleged Violations

Commissioner Will "Throw The Book" At ESCOs If Allegations Proven

The New York PSC issued orders to show cause to ...

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Breaking: NY Denies Rehearing Of Low-Income ESCO Service Moratorium, Sets Process For Consideration Of Duration, Lifting

The New York PSC denied rehearing requests of its July order prohibiting ESCO service to Assistance Program Participant (APP) customers (see details here), and also established a process for considering the duration of the moratorium, and conditions for lifting the moratorium

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Affiliate of Texas Generator Seeks Retail Electric Provider Certificate

An affiliate of a Texas generator applied for an Option 1 REP certificate

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CFTC Chair Says He Will Withdraw Move To Allow Private Lawsuits Concerning ERCOT, RTO Market Outcomes

Proposal Had Threatened ERCOT Energy-Only Market

CFTC's Prior Effort To Allow Private Rights of Action Had Been Blasted As Allowing "Collateral Attack" on PUCT Authorized Market Rules

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad has written in a letter to U.S. Senator John Boozman that Massad plans to recommend to his colleagues that the CFTC, "exempt RTOs and ISOs from all private rights of action under Section 22 of the Commodity Exchange Act ('CEA")," and that the CFTC reflect such exemption in a final order.

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks To Use Trade Name Neo Electricity
• Mint Energy Seeks License In New State

• Taxempt Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Rescinds Authority Of A Dozen Suppliers, Brokers

 

Pa. Utility Files To Recover Costs of Retail Supplier Account Number Look-Up Tool Via Delivery Rates, Not POR Discount

In compliance with a Pennsylvania PUC directive, Philadelphia Gas Works has filed an updated plan to implement a remote account number look-up mechanism which does not recover costs through its purchase of receivables discount rate, as PGW proposed to recover implementation costs through a delivery charge.

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Texas QSE Would Pay $30,000 To Resolve Alleged Failure To Update A/S Schedule For NSRS Deployed Unit

A Texas QSE would pay $30,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve Staff's investigation of the QSE for violation of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Former Direct Energy VP Joins Entergy

 

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Affiliate Offers Control of Heating, Connected Devices Via Amazon Alexa

 

From 9/13: EMEX Acquires Majority Interest in Texas Broker

EMEX, LLC announced today it has created a new subsidiary, EMEX Consolidated Partners (ECP), which has in turn acquired all of the assets of ...

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September 14

Verde Energy Acquired Customers From Texas REP Which Is Exiting Market

Verde Energy Texas confirmed to EnergyChoiceMatters.com that it purchased ...

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AEP to Sell Four Merchant Power Plants to Blackstone and ArcLight Joint Venture

American Electric Power announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell four competitive power plants totaling approximately 5,200 megawatts (MW) for approximately ...

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AG: ALJ's Dismissal Of ICC Staff Allegations Against Retail Supplier Leads To Conclusion That "Lying" To Staff Not Prohibited By Law

Judge Dismisses Dozens Of Additional Staff Allegations On Lack of ICC Jurisdiction, Though Permits Staff To Replead

A ruling on a motion to dismiss issued by an Illinois ALJ in a proceeding adjudicating allegations made by Illinois Commerce Commission Staff against Sperian Energy Corp. results, the Illinois Attorney General alleges in a motion for interlocutory review, in, "the illogical and disturbing conclusion ... that lying to the Staff of the Commission as they conduct investigations of any kind on behalf of the Commission is not prohibited by law."

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RetailEnergyX: OPC Misconstrues Texas Retail Market Design In Opposing Retail Auction for SOS

 

PSC Hosts Retail Supplier Conference, Examines Regulatory And Operational Issues, "Next Phase" For Residential Market

A Public Service Commission has scheduled its 2016 Electric and Gas Supplier Conference for ...

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WGL: POR "Accommodated" In New D.C. Billing System, But Says Consideration Should Not Occur in Current Billing System Review

Washing Gas Light told the District of Columbia PSC that, "implementation of a POR program in the District of Columbia can be more easily accommodated," in its new billing system, but said that a current docket reviewing the impacts of the new billing system on retail suppliers should not consider implementation of POR.

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RetailEnergyX: N.H. PUC Issues Consultant’s Recommendation for PSNH Auction Process, Sale Date (Triggers Start Of Competitively Sourced Default Service)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker Reports Role In Procuring Retail Supply For Texas City

 

September 13

EMEX Acquires Majority Interest in Texas Broker

EMEX, LLC announced today it has created a new subsidiary, EMEX Consolidated Partners (ECP), which has in turn acquired all of the assets of ...

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Regulator Issues Draft Guidelines To Apply in Retail Supplier Violations Proceedings, Penalties

A regulator has issued draft interim guidelines to apply in electric and natural gas competitive supplier formal investigations and proceedings

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Former Pa. PUC Head of Competitive Market Oversight Joins Eckert Seamans

The former head of the Pa. PUC's OCMO has joined ...

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PUC: Utility Has "Absolute Right" To Deny Off-Cycle Meter Read (Switch) Requested On Less Than Five Days Notice

The New Hampshire PUC has adjudicated several legal questions transferred to it by a Superior Court, concerning a complaint brought by PNE Energy Supply and Resident Power against Public Service of New Hampshire concerning PSNH's transfer of certain customers to default service in 2013 when PNE defaulted at ISO-NE

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Muni Austin Energy May Have Charged Inapplicable Tax For Decade; Only Giving Refunds For 4 Years

 

Another Energy Trader Seeks OK To Export ERCOT Power to Mexico

A trader has submitted an application to the United States Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States (including from ERCOT) to Mexico

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NY PSC, NYISO Say ISO-NE Capacity Market Change Could Spike NY Capacity Prices By $340 Million

A change to the treatment of imports in ISO New England's capacity market could expose an "inefficiency" in the New York ISO capacity market that could raise capacity prices for load by $340 million, the New York ISO and New York PSC warned in separately filed comments at FERC.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Marketer Names New COO Among Leadership Changes At Parent

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Wins SunEdison Assets in Texas, Other States s

 

September 12

PSEG Formally Creates Retail Supplier

Public Service Enterprise Group has officially created a retail electric and natural gas supplier

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Genie Retail Energy Nears Close on Acquisition of Retail Supplier, Additional Details Disclosed

A retail supplier expects its sale to Genie Retail Energy, Inc. to close by approximately September 30, 2016.

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Tenaska Power Management Seeks License In Another New State

• Start-up Energymart Receives License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Home Offering Free Weekends in Northeast States

 

PUC Opens Inquiry Into Allocation of Utility Deposits To Retail Supply Service

The Maine PUC has initiated an inquiry to receive comment and collect information regarding the collection and allocation of customer deposits for electricity supply service by electric transmission and distribution utilities

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Industrial Customers Say MISO Use of Wrong Zonal Import Limit Raised Capacity Prices By $50/MW-Day, Seek Refunds

Would "Preserve" Revenue Streams For Generators That Relied on Incorrect Clearing Price (Uplift?)

Customers Seek FERC Audit of IMM

The Coalition of MISO Transmission Customers (CMTC) has filed a complaint at FERC alleging that MISO used the incorrect import limit for on the maximum quantity of capacity resources that could be exported from Zones 8-10 into Zones 2-7 for the 2016-17 capacity auction, which inflated capacity prices by $50/MW-day

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Reid Wielding Remaining Power Against NV Energy Monopoly; AP Says Campaign For Energy Deregulation Picking Up Steam In Nevada

 

September 9

Texas PUC Chair Will Be "Watching" REP For Compliance After Adopting Settlement

Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said yesterday that she would be "watching" a retail electric provider ...

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ESCO Issues Addressed In KeySpan LDCs Joint Proposal, Merchant Function Charges Calculation Revised; New Consolidated Billing Charges

A joint proposal in the rate case of KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (National Grid) addresses several ESCO issues.

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FirstEnergy: 2017 To Be Key For Decision On Approach To Exit Competitive Generation

"Our ultimate goal would be to be out of competitive generation," FirstEnergy EVP & CFO James Pearson said at ...

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Texas PUC Cool To Major Overhaul Of Emergency Response Service

During yesterday's open meeting, Texas PUC Chair Donna Nelson and Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez were generally cool to a major overhaul of the Emergency Response Service (ERS) program, but said that certain tweaks should be studied, including the use of ERS for resolving local congestion, and issues related to the interplay of ERS and Reliability Must Run designations.

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Texas PUC Directs More "Robust" RMR Process, To Allow Consideration Of Load Alternatives, Mitigation Plans

The PUC has directed changes to make the RMR process more "robust", and to allow the consideration of non-RMR alternatives

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Austin Energy Has Incorrectly Charged Tax To Non-City Ratepayers For Four Years

 

NRG Subsidiary To Relinquish Unused Texas REP Certificate

• Diversegy Receives New License

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N.H. Starts Development Of Auction Process To Divest PSNH Assets

The New Hampshire PUC has released a procedural schedule for development of an auction to divest Public Service Company of New Hampshire's generation

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Update Texas PUC OKs Settlement To End AEP Texas Efficiency Program Reimbursing REPs for LED Lamps If Not Cost-Effective This Year

Update, 9/9: The Texas PUC approved the proposed orders adopting the stipulations as modified by Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez's changes

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RetailEnergyX: AEP Names New Vice President Of Regulatory Services

 

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RetailEnergyX: SolarCity Launches Service in Austin

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Federal Appeals Court Upholds $200 Million Penalty For California Energy Crisis

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Issues Final Order With Conditions To Protect ERCOT Ratepayers From Costs Created By New Line Exporting Power to Eastern Interconnect

 

September 8

Affiliate of Northeast Retail Supplier Entering Texas Market, Seeks REP Certificate       
                                                                     
Leadership For New REP Focusing On Prepaid, Portal-Based Service Includes Former CryptoCurrency Exec

An affiliate of a northeast retail supplier has applied for a Texas REP certificate

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Ambit Energy To Launch in New Service Areas In Two States

Ambit Energy is preparing to launch electric service in new service areas in ...

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Settlement Would End AEP Texas Efficiency Program Reimbursing REPs for LED Lamps If Not Cost-Effective This Year

Stipulations in the AEP Texas Central's and AEP Texas North's energy efficiency cost recovery factor proceedings would require that the Energy Connection Pilot Market Transformation Program not be offered in 2017 if the program is not cost-effective in 2016.

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RetailEnergyX: Muni Aggregation Customers Overcharged By Supplier In Administrative Error

 

Pa. Utility Default Service Settlement Includes Block Purchases For 50% Of Default Service

Several parties have reached a settlement concerning UGI Utilities, Inc. – Electric Division's default service plan covering the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021

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Connecticut Publishes Proposed Order on Retail Supplier RPS Compliance For 2014

The Connecticut PURA has issued a proposed final decision concerning retail suppliers' compliance with the RPS for 2014

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco, Delmarva Maryland SOS Rates Change on Changes To Bypassable Transmission

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maine Issues RFPs For 1-Year SOS Supplies

 

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RetailEnergyX: Downstate NY Lawmakers Call Nuke Subsidies "Unfair" Given Lack of Downstate Benefits

 

September 7

RESA: PSC Staff Seeking "Market-Killer" Changes To Supplier-Consumer Advocate Consensus Retail Supplier Rules

Proposed changes from Delaware PSC Staff to a consensus proposal (from the Retail Energy Supply Association and the Delaware Public Advocate) to revise the retail electric marketing rules in Delaware are "market killers" that will keep suppliers out of Delaware, Brian Greene, counsel for RESA, said during a PSC meeting yesterday.

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Direct Energy Names New Executive Vice President

Direct Energy named ...