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

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

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RetailEnergyX.com: Charge: Retail Suppliers Will Boost Sales Force to Sell Higher-Priced Deals in Wake of Utility Price Spike

 

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

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

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

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

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

The Retail Energy Supply Association has proposed several retail market enhancements in Duke Energy Ohio's electric security plan.

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

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

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• South Texas Power Plant to Export Power To Mexico
• WSJ Reports on NRG Energy/UD Vehicle-to-Grid Pilot
• Texas Online Retail Energy Comparison Site Expands to Northeast
• Start-up Ally Energy Solutions Enters Energy Procurement Brokering, Efficiency Space
• Texas REP Files to Relinquish Certificate

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

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved the results of the September 2014 default service procurement for a portion of block energy to supply Commonwealth Edison and Ameren for the period November 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015

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PPL, Duquesne Light Seeing Residential Shopping Decline

PPL and Duquesne Light saw the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply decline since the end of August, according to newly posted stats on PA Power Switch.

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

The Public Utility Commission of Texas intends to tackle issues related to subsynchronous oscillation (SSO) on parallel tracks, agreeing to further study technical issues, while intending to make progress on cost allocation (to the extent possible) while such studies are ongoing.

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September 26

Petroleum Marketer to Acquire Retail Electric Supplier

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

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RetailEnergyX.com: Local N.Y. Pols Being Pushed to Consider Municipal Aggregation

 

Ohio Approves Results of Default Service Auction

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

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

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

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Mansfield Power and Gas Seeks Supplier Licenses in New State

• Start-up Valor Energy Seeks License

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

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

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• Police Warn of Power Supply Solicitors
• Retail Supplier Partners With Veterans Chambers of Commerce for Affinity Program
• Discovery Green Renews Contract with Retail Supplier
• Bloomberg: 10 Potential Bidders Seen Vying for Oncor

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September 25

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

A state consumer advocate issued a news bulletin warning customers of ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Other Foot: Facing Compliance Costs, Texas Generators Urge Slowdown of Subsynchronous Oscillation Policy Evaluation; But When Load Pays, Wanted to Rush Into Capacity Market

 

Direct Energy Expands Small Business Service to New Territory

Direct Energy Business has begun providing natural gas supply services to ...

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

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

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Dillon Energy Services Seeks Electric Supplier License

• "Liberty Energy Solutions" Seeks Electric License

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State Seeks Comment on Standard Summary Form of Material Retail Electric Contract Terms

A state regulator has issued a request for comments concerning its investigation into the development of a standard summary form of material contract terms for retail electric contracts

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• Claim: End of FirstEnergy Utility Efficiency Programs in Ohio Aimed at Boosting Prices for FirstEnergy Solutions
• Market Monitor: FERC Must Not Allow "Piecemeal" Acquisitions to Skirt Market Power Review, Mitigation
• Texas REP Debuts New Website
• Another Muni Aggregation to Be Suspended Due to Pricing

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September 24

Broker Acquires Clients From Exiting Competitor

A broker has acquired the customer base of ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Founder of Summit Energy Services Launches New Energy Solutions Company

 

Communications Venture Capital Fund Among Owners of Start-up Broker

Syndicated Communications, Inc., a group of venture funds originally founded to diversify the ownership of media in the United States, is among the ownership of a start-up energy broker.

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Shipley Energy Seeks Supplier License in New State

• Alternative Utility Services Seeks New License

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State Issues RFP for Provider of Last Resort

The Georgia PSC has issued a request for proposal for natural gas marketers to serve as the regulated provider in the Atlanta Gas Light market for the period September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2017.

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Connecticut Waives More Sought Penalties Against Retail Suppliers Regarding Gross Receipts Report

The Connecticut PURA has waived $5,000 penalties originally sought against South Jersey Energy Company and North American Power and Gas, LLC after PURA initially alleged that each company failed to submit a report on intrastate gross receipts.

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• Spike Expected In Cape Light Compact, Nstar Electric Rates
• Report: Energy Bills Are Higher on Dual-Fuel Deals
• Constellation Pitches Direct Access Service to Oregon Customers
• Texas Comptroller Releases Report on Electricity Reliability, Affordability

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September 23

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

Retail suppliers were highly critical of a New York PSC Staff straw proposal regarding the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) industry structure, with one ESCO proclaiming that the proposal, "threatens to roll back two decades of competitive restructuring in New York altogether."

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RetailEnergyX.com: Exelon: Government Must Ensure Financial Viability of "Merchant" Generators

 

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

A group consisting of retail suppliers, end users, and state regulators have raised concerns that PJM is ignoring the costs and other issues associated with the transition to a modified capacity market that includes PJM's new capacity performance product.

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

In its comments to the New York PSC on a straw proposal in the Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, Direct Energy offered several novel interpretations of the impact of a Court's order which vacated FERC Order 745, as the Court said that FERC lacked authority to set compensation for demand response, since demand response concerns retail ratemaking.

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RetailEnergyX.com: PECO Prices to Compare Forecast to Increase on December 1

 

BlueRock Energy Seeks License in New State

• Optimum Group Receives New License
• Front Line Power Solutions Receives New License

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• Report: Retail Supplier Pulls Back Door-to-Door Marketing After Concern from Councilman
• IGS Energy Affiliate Developing CHP Installation for City of Dublin
• Mich. Load File Complaint Over Utility’s Split Balancing Authority Area, Impact on Backstop Costs

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September 22

Retail Supplier Announces Sale of Solar Unit

A retail supplier announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Direct Energy's Badar Khan: The Future of Energy Service in Pennsylvania Is All About You

 

Texas Retail Providers Would Be Reimbursed for Providing Smart Thermostats, In-Home Monitors to Low-Income Customers, Under Workgroup Proposal

Texas retail electric providers would be reimbursed for providing low-income customers with programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs) and in-home displays (IHDs) under a proposal from a working group addressing the requirement that TDUs provide in-home monitors to low-income customers under their smart meter deployment plans.

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

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed three potential options for next steps in the Commission's investigation of subsynchronous oscillation (SSO).

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

Load in PJM is paying $433 million in additional costs due to PJM's load forecast used in the capacity market undercounting the impact of energy efficiency, a report by Brattle prepared for the Sustainable FERC Project concludes.

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

Texas-New Mexico Power has petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas for an amendment to its advanced metering system deployment plan to remediate its second generation ("2G") wireless telecom network and upgrade to a third generation ("3G") or later equivalent technology wireless network.

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• Report: Energy Supplier of Atlantic City Casino on Verge of Bankruptcy
• Steep Increase in Electricity Rates Predicted for N.H. Customers
• Your Newest Retail Energy Supplier: Oink Energy
• Retail Supplier Enters New Affinity Partnership With City Offering Discounted Rates to Residents, Businesses

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September 19

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

A wholesale energy marketer and a Native American are among the owners of a start-up retail supplier ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Contrasts Green Mountain's Clean Image With NRG's Fossil Ownership

 

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

A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against a retail supplier, alleging that rates charged by the supplier were not "competitive" as promoted in various marketing materials

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

The Public Utility Commission of Texas should deny a request for resettlement sought by Champion Energy Services due to the reliance on inaccurate meter data from Texas-New Mexico Power, ERCOT and TNMP said in separate replies to a complaint.

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Realgy Begins Listing Residential Offers on Rate Board

Realgy, LLC has begun listing residential electricity offers on ...

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

The New Hampshire PUC has opened Docket 14-238 in response to HB 1602, which requires the PUC to, "commence and expedite a proceeding to determine whether all or some of PSNH's generation assets should be divested."

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• Report: Over 25% of Customers Opt Out of N.J. Muni Aggregation
• Direct Energy Offering New REC Add-On Product in Addition to Existing Renewable Plans in Texas
• New Ad Launches SCANA Energy "SCANA Family" Ad Campaign, $100 Savings
• New Chair, Commissioner Named for New Jersey BPU

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PECO Posts Results from Default Service Auction

PECO has posted results from its default service auction for various terms beginning December 1, 2014.

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September 18

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

A Texas REP announced that Paul Thomas, former Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Energy, has joined the company as a Strategic Advisor

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RetailEnergyX.com: Not Again: With Polar Vortex Gone, Now It's Summer Variable Rate Price Spikes Prompting Pennsylvania Complaints

 

Massachusetts Residential Default Service Rate to Exceed 16¢/kWh

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU basic service electric rates for the period beginning November 1, 2014.

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New York to Hold Another Technical Conference on Accelerated Switching

"[I]n response to input from parties stating the need for additional discussions regarding accelerated switching of energy providers," Staff of the New York PSC will convene a second technical conference to discuss whether and how to effectuate accelerated switching on ...

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

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

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

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

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New York PSC, FERC to Hold Technical Conference on N.Y. Markets, Infrastructure (Capacity Market)

The New York PSC and FERC will hold a joint technical conference to address New York markets and infrastructure on ...

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

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

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Connecticut Waives Sought Penalty Against Retail Supplier Regarding Gross Receipts Report

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September 17

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

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

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RetailEnergyX.com: Texas REP Offering Free Month of Electricity

 

PSNH Expects to Decrease Default Service Rate

Public Service of New Hampshire has forecast a decrease in its energy service (default service) rate for the period beginning January 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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• Edison Int'l Names Utility Prez to Lead Competitive Subsidiary Focused on New Products/Services in Energy Marketplace
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• Connecticut Utility's Solicitation for Donations to Gov. Called "Offensive", "Disturbing"; But Not Illegal
• Brite Energy, Affiliate of Home Security Provider Expanding to Solar, Hires Former SolarCity Exec

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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 October 2014.

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September 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Texas Staff Schedule Workshop on AMS Low-Income Program

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas scheduled a workshop regarding Project No. 36234, Advanced Metering System Low-Income Programs

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

The Connecticut PURA has issued its preliminary findings and determination regarding each retail supplier's RPS compliance, RECs banking, and the alternative compliance payments to be required from each supplier, for 2012 RPS compliance.

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• Crain's: Court Ruling Could Raise Power Prices 20%, Complicate Subsidies for Exelon Nuke Plants
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Mass. LDCs Seek OK to Procure Capacity for Capacity-Exempt (Shopping) Customers, Solicit Such Customers for Return to Default Service

Citing reliability concerns, the Massachusetts natural gas LDCs have requested authorization to include up to 30 percent of the Winter 2014/15 design day and design winter gas-supply requirements of capacity-exempt transportation customers in the planning and procurement process for Default Service for the period November 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.

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September 15

Comcast/NRG Brand Expands Offering Of Electric Service to New Territory

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

An Ohio utility has told a group of industrial customers that it intends to reimburse them for charges paid on utility consolidated bills related to FirstEnergy Solutions' RTO Expense Surcharge, and will cease billing amounts related to the charge on utility consolidated bills, the industrial customers disclosed in a complaint regarding FES's surcharge filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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ESCO Seeks Authorization to Resume Marketing to Residential Customers

An ESCO has petitioned the New York PSC for authorization to resume marketing to residential customers.

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

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

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

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

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September 12

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

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RetailEnergyX.com: City Councilor Seeks Investigation Into Operations of Retail Supplier After Door-to-Door Visit

 

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

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

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

The Michigan PSC issued an order establishing a natural gas rate comparison website, and retail natural gas suppliers will be required to post pricing on the site.

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Direct Energy Receives Authority to Serve Customers in New Territories
• BlueRock Energy Seeks License in New State

• Results Energy Consulting Receives New License
• United Power Consultants Receives License in Another New State

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RetailEnergyX.com: Generators Playing With Fire: Court Further Chips Away At FERC Justification for Capacity Market

 

Texas Assigns 6 REPs Cost of Broadcasting PUCT Meetings

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

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RetailEnergyX.com: Ambit Energy Launches Energy Management Tools

 

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RetailEnergyX.com: Infinite Energy to Provide Customers With Free Energy Usage Reports

 

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

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

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RetailEnergyX.com: Direct Energy Launches Updated Online Account Manager, 3.0

 

September 11

Sprague Resources To Acquire Retail Energy Marketer

Sprague Resources LP announced today that ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Notably Absent: Retail Suppliers Snubbed At ComEd SmartGridExchange Forum?

 

Regulator Opens Proceeding to Develop Standard Electric Supplier Residential Contract

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

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Spark Energy Reports Expanded Unit Margins, Customer Growth

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

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Verde Energy Seeks Licenses in New States

• United Power Consultants Receives License in New State
• Front Line Power Solutions Receives License in New State

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

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

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• Trib: ComEd Closely Guarding Smart Meter Data
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Texas REPs Challenge POLR Designations

Several Texas retail electric providers challenged their designation as non-volunteer POLRs based on not serving certain customer classes in certain TDU areas.

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Ohio Accepts Results of AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

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

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

The Connecticut PURA has assigned Docket 14-09-09 for an investigation regarding utility billing of gross receipts and sales and use taxes

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September 10

Direct Energy Expands Free Power Saturday/Sunday to New State

Direct Energy has expanded its plan offering residential customers free power on Saturday or Sunday to ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Retail Supplier Using "Customer Board" For Feedback, To Help Put Customers First

 

Broker Names Retail Market Veteran As New Partner and Director of Sales

A broker named a 14-year market veteran as ...

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Retail Supplier Announces Strategic Partnership with Lighting Expert

An ESCO announced a strategic partnership with ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Regulator to Make Suppliers Inform Customers of Lowest Offer Across Brands, Including White Labels

 

Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A start-up has applied for a Texas REP certificate

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State Directs Stakeholder Process to Explore Default Service Procurement Issues

A PUC has directed that a stakeholder process be created to explore issues surrounding the procurement of default service.

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FERC Accepts ISO-NE Non-Market Reliability Solution, Assignment of Costs to Real-Time Load, Directs Stakeholder Process to Address 2015/16 Winter

FERC has accepted without modification ISO New England's 2014-15 winter reliability program, a series of non-market programs and compensation which are said to be needed to assure reliability.

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September 9

Direct Energy to Launch Roadshow Touting Innovative Products, Services, Technology

Direct Energy in late September will launch a series of roadshow-type events, called the Innovation to Inspiration Tour, highlighting innovative products and services for residential and business customers.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Report: Commodity Prices to Represent "Bulk" of Forecast 47% Increase in N.Y. Utility Bills

 

Regulator Issues $2.3 Million Notice of Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has issued a notice of civil penalty against ...

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

The Pennsylvania PUC via secretarial letter directed retail electric suppliers to conduct a review of their internal procedures, including any used by a vendor, to ensure they will be in compliance with the newly adopted "accelerated switching" regulations by December 15, 2014.

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

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has issued notices of civil penalties against eight retail suppliers concerning alleged failure to pay RPS alternative compliance payments, alleged failure to submit required receipts for such payments, or alleged failure to file annual reports on their intrastate gross revenues.

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SFE Energy Receives Licenses in New State

• Front Line Power Solutions Seeks New License
• Elite Energy Group Seeks New License

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Another Texas REP Seeks to Assign POLR Obligations to Affiliate

NextEra Retail of Texas LP (REP Certificate 10122) has requested ...

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September 8

Assets of Public Utility Brokers Acquired By Rival

A broker announced that it has acquired certain assets of Waxahachie, Texas based Public Utility Brokers, LLC.

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RetailEnergyX.com: Schnurman: "Sneaky" Fees Obscure Costs for Texas Electricity Shoppers

 

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

ERCOT has petitioned a federal bankruptcy court to compel Glacial Energy to assume, or reject, various "executory contracts" with ERCOT, including the Standard Form Market Participant Agreement, in order to preserve ERCOT's standard remedies to protect the market against uplift should a market participant fail to meet additional collateral requirements or fail to perform, including the transition of customers to Providers of Last Resort.

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RetailEnergyX.com: 3 Tricks Energy Salesmen Use To Make You Switch Providers

 

Xoom Energy Launches Service in New State, More New Territories

Xoom Energy has launched electric service in ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: Official: Muni. Aggregation Needed Since Customers Have "No Choice" (We Found Over Half a Dozen Offers in Service Area)

 

Texas Staff File Revised Preliminary List of Non-Volunteer POLRs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a revised preliminary determination of retail electric providers that are to be designated Large Service Providers (non-volunteer POLRs) for the 2015-16 term

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FERC Sets October Workshop on Scarcity Pricing in RTOs, Offer Caps and Mitigation

FERC has scheduled for October 28 a second workshop on price formation in the organized markets.

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PURA Seeks Comments on Allowing Nonprofits to Aggregate Meters

The Connecticut PURA has sought comments on implementing Public Act No. 14-94, which requires PURA to study, "the feasibility of allowing a nonprofit entity to aggregate electric meters that are billable to such entity. "

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RetailEnergyX.com: N.H. Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Divestiture of PSNH Utility Power Plants

 

September 5

Xoom Energy Offering Service in New Territories

Xoom Energy has begun offering electric service at ...

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RetailEnergyX.com: State Agency Argues For Clearer Contracts From Retail Suppliers

 

Pricing for New Direct Energy Nest Bundles Revealed

Pricing for Direct Energy's expansion of its Nest learning thermostat bundled offers has been revealed for residential customers at ...

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New REP Seeks Texas Certification

A new REP has applied for a Texas retail electric license

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Direct Energy Announces Partnership to Offer Turnkey CNG Fueling Solution to Fleet Customers

Direct Energy Business and American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) have entered into a relationship under which they will offer a turnkey compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling solution to fleet customers

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PSC Approves Sale of PPL Merchant Plants to Utility

The Montana PSC has voted to prepare an order approving NorthWestern Energy's request to purchase the Montana hydroelectric facilities of PPL Montana.

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