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AEP CEO Stresses Competitive Retail Biz's Strategic Value, Relationship With Customer

Says Customer Relationship "Critical" As AEP Considers Industry Future, Channel Growth (New Products/Services)

AEP Still Open To Sale Of Retail Business, But Retail Sale Not Needed Once Merchant Plants Gone

During an earnings call, AEP CEO Nicholas Akins discussed the company's view for its competitive retail business once AEP completes its exit from merchant generation, noting that while the company is open to selling the retail business, AEP may elect to continue to hold the retail business for earnings opportunities, as customer relationships will be "critical" as the industry faces a changing future which may mean new products and services

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Dynegy Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate, But Not At All Utilities

Dynegy Energy Services, LLC applied for a ...

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PSC Chair: Need To Take "Fresh Look" At SOS Structure

A PSC needs to take a "fresh look" at the structure of its electric SOS procurement auctions ...

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Georgia PSC Denies Application Of City To Become Retail Gas Marketer, City To Appeal

The Georgia PSC last week, in a 4-1 vote, issued a written order dismissing the application of Marietta Natural Gas, LLC (MNG), ultimately a unit of the City of Marietta, to become a competitive retail natural gas marketer

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Ohio PUC Chair: We Need To "Tie Up" Disparate Pending Retail Market Enhancements (POR, Supplier Consolidated Billing, Etc.)

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio needs to, "tie up," several disparate proposed or pending retail energy market enhancements, PUCO Chairman Asim Haque told attendees at the National Energy Marketers Association's 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

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Former Texas REP: Texas PUC Lacks Authority To Impose Fine On Company After Certificate Was Revoked

TruSmart Energy, whose retail electric provider certificate was previously revoked by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said in a motion for summary dismissal that the PUCT lacks authority to impose a civil penalty on the company related to its compliance obligations as a REP, now that the company no longer has a REP certificate and is therefore no longer subject to PUCT jurisdiction.

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Cancels Texas Power Plant Slated For Co-op

 

Start-Up Texas Retail Provider Changes Name

A start-up Texas retail electric provider formerly known as ...

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TEPA President, Andrew Barth, Responds To A Recent Article About Frontier Utilities

Note: The following is a letter from Andrew Barth, President of The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) to TEPA members concerning ...

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Start-up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports On Process For Co-optimization Consideration

 

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RetailEnergyX: Solar Developer Launches First Solar Block-and-Index Power Purchasing Strategy, Aimed At Retail Choice States

 

April 27

Retail Supplier Names New Counsel

A retail supplier recently hired a new Associate Counsel

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Virginia Denies Utility's Rehearing Request To Make All Shopping Large Customers Subject to Advance Notice Requirements

The Virginia SCC has denied a reconsideration request from Dominion Virginia Power concerning the SCC's recent interpretation of the statutory carve-outs allowing certain electric customers to take competitive supply

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PUCO Awards To Retail Supplier 51% of Certain Low-Income Customer Load At AEP Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has awarded, to a retail electric supplier, 51% of the load of AEP Ohio's electricity Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NV Energy Not Interested In Serving Default Service Role

• Chair of Nevada Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice Expresses Concern About Ceding Control to FERC, Losing Ability To Control Owner Destiny

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Mint Energy Receives License In New State
• IGS Energy Receives Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

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RetailEnergyX: Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On Competitive Power Options

 

Ohio Reports Price From DP&L Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Dayton Power & Light Company’s (DP&L) April 24 SSO wholesale auction, the second in a series of wholesale auctions that will ultimately determine its standard service offer through May 2020.

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Direct Energy Asks PSC To Clarify That Required Environmental Disclosure Labels Can be Sent Via Email

Direct Energy Business Marketing LLC petitioned the Maryland PSC to clarify the PSC's June 15, 2000 Order regarding the disclosure of the fuel sources of electricity that is sold, and the environmental characteristics of such electricity, to Maryland consumers.

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RetailEnergyX: FE Settles One Coal Contract Dispute, But Other Disputes Remain Which May Include "Material" Amounts, Which Could Still Prompt FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy

 

From The Archives (3/13): PPL Seeks To Delay Implementation Of Program Restricting CAP Customers From Taking Choice Service Outside of Standard Offer Program

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April 26

Start-up "Texas Utilities Exchange" Seeks Texas Aggregator License, Retains Market Veteran

Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to pool all customer classes, municipalities, and political subdivisions.

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Update: Purchase Price Disclosed For Acquisition Of Texas Retail Provider

The purchase price for the acquisition of a Texas REP has been disclosed

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Broker Wants To Require Texas Retail Providers To Include New Customer-Specific Code On All Bills As Part of SMT Access

Awesome Power, as part of comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas concerning Smart Meter Texas (SMT) in Project 42786, has proposed that retail electric providers be required to include on all bills a new, unique code that would facilitate a new customer registration process for SMT

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Senate Passes Bill To Terminate Authority For General Land Office To Sell Retail Power

 

MC Squared Energy Services Launches "Guaranteed Energy Savings" Program

MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2) has launched a new "Guaranteed Energy Savings" program at Commonwealth Edison in Illinois, which guarantees savings versus the Purchased Electricity Charges tariff rate

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Calif. Utilities Seek To Allocate More Costs To Customers Departing Bundled Service Through Direct Access, Municipal Aggregation

Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric have petitioned the California PUC to implement a new methodology for allocating, to direct access and community choice aggregation customers, legacy generation costs for which the customers would continue to be responsible despite no longer taking bundled service

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Unveils Latest Smart Home In Houston

 

April 25

Retail Supplier To Be Acquired By Publicly Traded Firm

Implied Total Enterprise Value Under Transaction Is $167 Million

Purchaser Cites Potential For More Strategic Acquisitions

A retail supplier is to be acquired by ...

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Dynegy Acquiring Greater Shares Of Two More Ohio Power Plants, To Result In Full Ownership

Dynegy has entered into an agreement to acquire ...

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Pepco Proposes To Offer SOS Customers Electing Pilot EV Rate 100% Renewable Energy

Pilot TOU SOS Rate Would Also Be Created

Utility Would Install 50 EV Chargers At 50% Discount To Customers

Pepco has petitioned the District of Columbia PSC for an electric vehicle demand management pilot that would include the ability for Pepco to offer SOS customers participating in the pilot 100% renewable electricity

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RetailEnergyX: Pepco Reports Billing Error That Led To Retail Suppliers Charging Customers For Incorrect Usage

 

Texas QSE To Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With Texas PUC Staff

A QSE would pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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RetailEnergyX: Trader Says PJM’s "Informal" Price Corrections Are "Destabilizing" to the Market

 

April 24

Retail Gas Supplier Serving 100,000+ Customers Expanding To Electricity, Hires VP To Lead New Business

A supplier is expanding from retail natural gas supply to retail electricity supply, having recently applied for or obtained electric licenses in a number of states

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NY Agency Backs RESA Contention That NY Retail Evidentiary Proceeding Limited To Mass Market; DPS Staff Disagrees

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) filed comments with the New York PSC agreeing with the Retail Energy Supply Association that the scope of the PSC's evidentiary review of the retail market is limited to mass market customers, but Department of Public Service Staff said that the notice initiating the conference did not limit the proceeding in such manner.

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Update: Official PECO Prices To Compare For June 1 Posted

PECO has posted official new electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Analysts Speculate Dynegy Takeover Target For Vistra Energy (TXU Parent)

 

Baltimore Gas & Electric Seeks Authorization To Offer Prepay Pilot

Baltimore Gas & Electric has petitioned the Maryland PSC to offer a prepaid pilot to 1,000 residential dual fuel and electricity-only customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: FirstEnergy Competitive Sub. Awaits Judgment That May Hasten Bankruptcy

 

NextEra Confirms It Will Seek Rehearing Of Texas PUC Decision Denying Oncor Transaction, Reiterates Board Control Conditions Unacceptable

During an earnings call, NextEra Energy CEO James Robo said that the company will seek rehearing of a Texas PUC decision which denied the company's application to acquire Oncor, but reiterated conditions that would be imposed by the PUC in any approval are not acceptable.

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Richter Dynamics Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

Richter Dynamics, LLC applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Legacy of Capacity Market: Has Electricity Deregulation Hit A Wall?

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Marks Completion of Houston Solar Plant

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. Amusement Park To Purchase Renewable Power From Municipal Aggregation

 

April 21

New POR Rates To Jump To 2% and 6%

Utilities Seeking To Recover Accelerated Switching Costs In Purchase of Receivables Discount

Two EDCs have filed to implement POR discounts of 2% and 6%

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Pa. PUC Seeks Further Comment On Accelerated Gas Switching Issues, Including Treatment Of Capacity, Need For Two Elements In Verifying Enrollments

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a request for additional comments regarding its proposal for accelerating natural gas switching, under which the PUC is proposing that natural gas supplier switches be completed within 3 business days from submission of the switch

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Pa. PUC Adopts $18,000 Settlement With Retail Supplier

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted without modification a settlement between ...

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RetailEnergyX: Report: NY Gov. To Nominate Former NRDC Director As PSC Chair

 

Final New York National Fuel Gas Distribution Order Addresses Whether Higher Imbalance Penalties Should Be Extended To All Transportation Customers

Also Addresses Other ESCO Issues

The New York PSC issued a final order in National Fuel Gas Distribution's rate case, which, among other things, addresses higher imbalance penalties and whether they should apply to all transportation customers, or only power generators

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RetailEnergyX: Buoyed By NRG Critiques, Chron Columnist Calls For "Major Overhaul" Of Texas Wholesale Market

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Tentative Order Would Cancel Licenses of 11 Retail Suppliers, Brokers

 

Briefly:

• NY PSC Schedules Procedural Conference in Retail Market Evidentiary Review
• Sharyland Postpones System-Wide Rates REP Workshop

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April 20

NY Court Issues Stay of PSC Protective Order Requirements Related To Submission Of ESCO Confidential Data To DPS Staff, State Agencies In Mass Market Review

ESCOs Must Still Submit Info To ALJs, Who Will Provide Protected Info To DPS Staff Counsel

A New York State Supreme Court has issued a stay of certain requirements of the PSC Secretary’s determination regarding application of a protective order and submission of confidential documents to Department of Public Service Staff and other state agencies in the New York PSC's retail mass markets review, but the presiding ALJs informed parties that the ALJs would provide any protected info to DPS Staff counsel, as such provision is not impacted by the stay.

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NRG Proposes Pennsylvania Supplier Consolidated Billing Be Limited To Suppliers With 5 Years Experience In Billing, Serving Customers; Recommends Security, LOC Requirements

As part of a Pennsylvania PUC rulemaking addressing utility billing, payment, and termination rules, NRG Energy has made specific recommendations regarding eligibility requirements for electric suppliers to engage in supplier consolidated billing, as NRG urged the PUC to formally adopt rules authorizing the use of SCB through the rulemaking.

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PUC Approves Selection Of Retail Supplier To Supply Customers Ineligible For Choice Service, For Three-Year Term

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Duke Energy Ohio's selection of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Los Angeles County Adopts Opt-out Municipal Electric Aggregation (1.5 Million Customers)

 

Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has disclosed winning suppliers from AEP Ohio’s wholesale March 2017 auction that will determine its standard service offer through May 2018.

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RetailEnergyX: TransCanada Closes on Sale of New England Hydro Assets

 

April 19

Cirro Energy Rolls Out Service Outside Of Texas

Cirro Energy has begun offering ...

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Retail Provider Griddy Officially Launches In Texas With Membership Program Giving Access To Wholesale Prices

CEO Says Product Meant To Stand Out From "Snake Pit" Of Texas Retail Market

Griddy has officially launched service in Texas today, with its program that gives consumers access to wholesale electricity prices for a flat monthly membership cost.

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NY ALJs Deny ESCOs Objections To Provision Of Confidential Info To PULP Consultant As Part Of Mass Market Review

Also Address Provision Of Protected Info To Other State Agencies, Staff Motion To Compel

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets denied ESCOs' objections to the provisions of confidential discovery responses to a consultant retained by the Public Utility Law Project, and, in separate rulings, further addresses the provision of confidential information to other state agencies, and a Department of Public Service Staff motion to compel

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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 May 2017

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RetailEnergyX: Hertz Partners With Retail Supplier Affiliate To Offer Carbon Offsets To Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Panda Regurgitates Allegations Against ERCOT CDR In Bankruptcy Filing

 

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RetailEnergyX: ISO-NE Outlines Transfer Payments, Substitution Auction To Accommodate "Subsidized" Capacity in Capacity Auctions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Potomac Edison (FirstEnergy) Offering Electrical Repair, Installation Services Program to Residential Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: T-Mobile Announces Wind PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Formally Announces New Retail Plans Supporting Philadelphia Nonprofits

 

April 18

Former Direct Energy Exec Joins Retail Supplier

A retail supplier announced today it has named retail market veteran ...

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PECO Residential Generation Rate To Fall, Commercial Rates Increase

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

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Residential Default Service Rates Increase At Most FirstEnergy Pennsylvania EDCs (Over 10% At Some EDCs)

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

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Introduces "You First" Campaign
• New Website Offers "Portfolio" of Additional Services From "Utility"
• Smart Thermostat, Warranty Plans, More Services
• Touts Ability To Finance Services on EDC Bills

 

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Bankruptcy Judge Questions Texas PUC Rejection Of NextEra Acquisition Of Oncor

 

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RetailEnergyX: Third Largest EnerNOC Shareholders Push For Completion of Strategic Review, More Aggressive Restructuring

 

April 17

Settlement Would Allow Large Customer In Washington State To Take Competitive Supply

Commission Staff Would Open Inquiry Into Retail Wheeling For Other Large Customers Under Stipulation

Puget Sound Energy has entered into a settlement with a large customer and Staff of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission that would allow the customer to purchase electricity supplies from the wholesale market

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U.S. Gas & Electric Seeks License In New State

Stand Energy Seeks License In New State

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Retail Supplier Panel Added To Initial Ohio Grid of The Future (Modernization) Meeting

A panel with representatives from several retail suppliers has been added to the first meeting of Ohio's PowerForward proceeding, which is examining grid modernization and innovations that may enhance the customer electricity experience.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Management Provider Sells Energy Supply Brokering Business

 

NEM Announces Additional Thought Leaders For 20th Annual Retail Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association has released an updated list of confirmed speakers and roundtable participants for its 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 26 - April 28 in Washington, DC

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RetailEnergyX: Report: DOE Sec. Perry Initiates Study Of Whether Wholesale Markets Adequately Compensate Coal, Nukes

 

April 14

MISO Capacity Prices (Including Illinois, Michigan) Crater

MISO Says Still Working With Illinois On "State-Based" Approach For Long-Term Resource Adequacy

Clearing prices in the Midcontinent ISO capacity auction for the 2017-18 delivery year were $1.50/MW-day for all zones.

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Chair Donna Nelson Departing Texas PUC

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday morning, Texas PUC Chair Donna Nelson announced at yesterday's Texas PUC open meeting that she is leaving the Public Utility Commission of Texas ...

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With ERCOT Multi-Interval Real-Time Market Being Shelved, PUC's Anderson Says ERCOT Should Move Forward With Co-optimization

With Texas PUC Commissioners agreeing with an ERCOT assessment to not move forward with implementation of a Multi-Interval Real-Time Market at this time, due to costs exceeding benefits (see story here), Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said that ERCOT should move forward with co-optimization of the real-time market

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RetailEnergyX: DMN Watchdog: Did a Lover's Quarrel Lead To An Anti-Slamming Electricity Bill in Austin?

 

PUCO Grants Electric Broker/Aggregator License To Regor Energy Corporation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted Regor Energy Corporation an electric broker/aggregator license

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Texas PUC Denies NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday morning, the Texas PUC yesterday formally adopted an order denying NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, and a written order was issued yesterday (Docket 46238)

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DTE Lowers Natural Gas Default Service Rate

DTE Energy said that its supply cost for natural gas default service has decreased by ...

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: Prospects of a Public Oncor Raised by Texas PUC Rejection of NextEra Deal

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Updated Agenda With Panelists for Tech. Conference on State Actions Impacting RTO Markets

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Staff Issues 2016 State of the Markets Report

 

April 13

Breaking: Donna Nelson Departing Texas PUC

PUC Denies NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

Donna Nelson announced that she is leaving the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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RESA Says NY PSC Secretarial Notice Instituting Review of Retail Mass Market Exceeded Secretary's Authority

Says DPS Staff Inquiries on ESCO Profitability, C&I Data Exceed Proceeding's Scope

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a motion with the New York PSC to suspend the evidentiary and collaborative tracks initiated in the PSC's retail energy market review, "on the ground that they are being conducted pursuant to a Notice that exceeds the authority of the issuing party, the Secretary of the Commission."

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Direct Energy Launches Energy Offers Bundled With Own Brand (Hive) Smart Thermostat In Texas, Five Other States

Direct Energy has begun offering retail electricity and natural gas plans in six states bundled with a Hive Active Thermostat, the connected home brand of its parent Centrica

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Draft Texas Order Denying NextEra Acquisition of Oncor To Be Considered At PUC Open Meeting Today

Commission Advising has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a draft order that would deny NextEra Energy, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Oncor, which will be considered at today's open meeting

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RetailEnergyX: Final NY Budget Omits Moratorium on ZEC Program

 

Under Supplemental Auction, PUC Awards To Retail Supplier 51% of Certain Low-Income Customer Load

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has awarded, to a retail electric supplier, 51% of the load of Duke's electricity Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

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PUCO Reports Price From DP&L Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has accepted the results of Dayton Power & Light Company’s (DP&L) wholesale auction results, the first in a series of wholesale auctions that will ultimately determine its standard service offer through May 2020.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) disclosed the winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio’s fifth wholesale auction that will determine its retail generation service rates through May 2018.

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RESA Seeks For Its Outside Consultants To Have Access To "Keys" Unmasking ESCO Data Reported By New York Utilities In PSC's Retail Mass Market Review

The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a motion with the New York PSC asking the ALJs presiding over the PSC's retail mass market review to compel the joint utilities to provide RESA’s outside consultants, subject to the pertinent confidentiality protections of the Protective Order issued in the proceedings, copies of the keys to the identities of Energy Service Companies that are masked in the joint utilities' responses to Department of Public Service Staff Information Requests.

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RetailEnergyX: With Nevada Poised To Enact Retail Choice, Rural Power Districts Seeks To Exempt Themselves

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Retail Expands Charity Affinity Products

 

April 12

Update: NRG Acquiring Retail Customers In Multiple States

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California PUC, CEC Open Review of "Retail Choice"; Set En Banc Hearing

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission will hold a joint En Banc Hearing with Commissioners of both agencies attending to discuss the changing state of retail electric choice in California on May 19 in Sacramento

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New York PSC Staff Whitepaper Proposes Expanded Oversight of Distributed Energy Resource Providers

Certain ESCO Demand Response Sales Would Be Subject To New Proposed Rules

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have issued a whitepaper proposing expanded PSC oversight of distributed energy resource suppliers (DERS)

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Offering California C&I Customers Various Peak Reduction Products, Deploying 60 MWs

 

PUCO Grants Broker/Aggregator License To Regor Energy Corporation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio granted Regor Energy Corporation a natural gas broker/aggregator license

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Pennsylvania Sees Monthly Residential Shopping Grow By 75%

During March, the net monthly growth in Pennsylvania residential electricity shopping increased 75% from the February growth, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Success, Retail Supplier Parent Announces Increase in Distributions

 

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Devs, Owners Say NY Value Order Gives DG RECs To Utility, Allows EDC Use For RPS Compliance

 

April 11

Reliant Acquiring Book of Customers From Retail Provider

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Broker Alleges Competitor Engaging In Brokering Muni Aggregations Without License

Allegations Re-open Dormant Question of What Services Require Licensure As Broker/Aggregator

Trebel, LLC has filed comments with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio asking that PUCO deny the applications of Regor Energy Corporation for electric and natural gas broker/aggregator licenses, as Trebel, LLC alleged that Regor offered competitive retail services (specifically presenting rates to governmental aggregations, selecting a supplier, and creating municipal aggregations, and related services) without a valid certificate issued by the Commission.

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Regulator Again Raises Concern With Retail Supplier Change In Control, Cites Statute Requiring Pre-Approval Of License Transfer

A regulator has again questioned a retail supplier concerning a change in control, citing a statute which requires approval for the "transfer" of a license

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Announces New Plan Combining Solar, Grid Power, Touts Savings of 15%-30%

 

Starion Energy Seeks License In New State
• Clearview Energy Receives Authority To Serve New Service Areas

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Utilities: Retail Suppliers Obligated To "Cooperate" With Resettlements Outside of PJM Timeline Under Supplier Tariff

Ohio Edison Company and Cleveland Electric Illuminating moved to dismiss a complaint filed by Direct Energy Business in which Direct Energy had sought a PUCO order finding that the FirstEnergy EDCs lacked authority to compel Direct Energy to resettle and refund a prior erroneous $5 million charge to another entity, and that Direct Energy's refusal to agree to the resettlement beyond PJM’s 60-day window cannot be considered a breach of the EDCs' supplier tariffs

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy Reports Internal 2017-2018 Adjusted EBITDA Forecast Estimates After Inadvertent Communication

 

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Opposes FERC Change To Assign Uplift To Deviating Entities, Calls Proposal Complex, Arbitrary

 

April 10

SunPower Affiliate Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A SunPower affiliate applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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Frontier Utilities Launches Online Self-Service Quote, Enrollment System For Texas Business Customers

Says Lack of Self-Service Commercial Online Pricing Prompts Customers To Use Brokers, "Which Can Add Significant Cost"

Frontier Utilities announced that it has launched a, "proprietary online instant commercial quote and easy online self-enrollment system for commercial sales," in Texas

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Mint Energy Expands To New State

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Discloses Prices From Default Service Procurement

 

AARP Seeks Local Public Hearings In New York PSC Evidentiary Review of Retail Energy Mass Market

AARP petitioned the New York PSC to hold several local hearings to receive public comment on the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass market.

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PSC Approves Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

A PSC has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates

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Utility Steps In To Default Service Role, Seeks That Administrative Costs Be Recovered From All Customers, Not Only SOS Customers

A utility will serve as the Standard Offer provider under an alternative default service mechanism that was approved after an RFP did not produce any qualifying bids

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RetailEnergyX: Delmarva SOS Rates To Decrease

 

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RetailEnergyX: Broker-Consultant 5 Named #2 Best Company to Work For in Texas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Ohio State Board OKs ENGIE-Axium Consortium To Run Energy Systems

 

April 7

Utility With Active Retail Choice Program to Change Name, New Name More Similar To Retail Supplier Affiliate

With New Brand, Utility Taking Web Address Formerly Used By Retail Supplier Affiliate

A utility is adopting a brand more similar to its retail affiliate, and its new web address is the former retail supplier's web address

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Pa. PUC Proposes To Rely on Wholesale Suppliers To Serve Time Of Use Default Service

In a secretarial letter, the Pennsylvania PUC has proposed a mechanism for PPL Electricity Utilities to comply with its obligation as a default service supplier to offer a Time of Use rate option to customers

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Retail Affiliate of Large Texas REP To Add Trade Name Express Energy, Change Legal Name To Value Based Brands

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RetailEnergyX: NYC Pension Funds Oppose Barry Smitherman Appointment To NRG Board

 

Texas PUC Staff Maintains Level For Sought Penalty For Company Alleged To Have Acted As Aggregator Without License

In updated testimony, Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas's Oversight and Enforcement Division have proposed ...

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Green Mountain Energy Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

Green Mountain Energy Company has received ...

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CenterPoint TDU Files To Double Rider Charged To Retail Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to increase its Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF).

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RetailEnergyX: Amazon Agreement With Fuel Cell Developer Includes Warrants For Equity Investment

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Filed To Implement Ohio Nuclear Subsidies, Retail Market Appears Unscathed

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Report: Multi-Interval Real-Time Market Costs Exceed Benefits, Does Not Recommend Moving Forward

 

April 6

Energy Market Veterans Leading Start-up Broker

Two energy market veterans are leading a start-up broker-consultant

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RFP For Retail Suppliers To Serve Low-Income Customers Receives No Conforming Bids

An RFP for retail suppliers to serve a portion of low-income customers at an EDC received no conforming bids

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Regulator Orders Municipal Aggregations To Disclose Adder Paid To Consultant In Opt-Out Notices, State That Rates Not Guaranteed To Beat Default Service

Revises Treatment of New Customers in Aggregation Areas

A regulator has issued orders requiring electricity municipal opt-out aggregations to disclose, in customer opt-out notices, administrative adders that are used to compensate the aggregation's consultant, and revised the treatment of new customers moving to the aggregation service area.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Affiliate Selected By Summit Hotel Properties For Energy Supply, Expense Management

 

Utility's Default Service Rates To Increase, Discloses Winning Suppliers

Unitil has filed with the New Hampshire PUC default service rates for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: REC Marketer Acquires PPA, Renewable Supply Consultant, Expands C&I Capabilities

 

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RetailEnergyX: Sharyland Issuing Corrected Invoices Due to PUC Final Order Revising 4-CP Demand Calculation

 

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RetailEnergyX: Great Eastern Energy Expands Online Customer Usage Tool To Brokers

 

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Sells Part of Former Plant Site To Generation Developer

 

April 5

Retail Supplier Expands Revolving Loan Facility, Will Support Growth, Strategic M&A

A retail supplier announced that ...

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NY PSC Secretary Remands Issue of Production of Confidential ESCO Responses To Other State Agencies To ALJs For Further Consideration; Says ALJs Correctly Applied FOIL Law With Respect To Provision of Materials To DPS Staff

The Secretary of the New York PSC issued a ruling finding that the ALJs presiding over the PSC's retail energy mass market review properly applied Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and related statutes in their rulings governing the provision of confidential discovery responses, especially with respect to the provision of information to Department of Public Service Staff, but the Secretary found that the provision of protected information to other state agencies could benefit from additional procedures and remanded the issue to the ALJs to consider such additional processes

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Texas TDU Seeks To Increase Rider Charged To Retail Providers By 40-60%

AEP Texas, for its Central and North divisions, has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to increase its Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRF).

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Sells Nearly Half of ExGen Renewables Portfolio

 

Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Increase

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU electric basic service rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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New York Capacity Prices Increase in New York City, G-J Locality

The New York ISO summer 2017 strip capacity auction produced higher prices for Zone J (New York City) as well as the G-J Locality versus the summer 2016 auction.

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NRG Home (Reliant Energy Northeast) Receives Gas Supplier License In New State

Reliant Energy Northeast LLC received ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Hires Former Retail Supplier General Counsel

 

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RetailEnergyX: New York Municipality Selects Retail Supplier (Rate Disclosed)

 

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RetailEnergyX: CenterPoint Proposing New/Enhanced Transmission Infrastructure To Serve Texas Gulf Coast Load Growth

 

April 4

Australian Retail Supplier Sells Its U.S. Residential Retail Supply Business

An Australia-based retail supplier has sold its U.S. residential book

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Retail Supplier Exercises Option To Acquire 41,000 Additional RCEs Under Transaction, Ups Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

A retail supplier exercised an option to acquire 41,000 additional RCEs under a transaction

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Satori Energy Acquires Broker-Consultant

David C. Wiers, President of Satori Energy, announced that Satori Energy has acquired the assets of ...

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RetailEnergyX: Bill Requiring Retail Suppliers To Disclose Rate Is Higher Than Default Service, Banning Auto-Renewals Advances

 

Nevada Gov. Names Members For Committee On Energy Choice (No Retail Suppliers Among Members)

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced his appointments to the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice.

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Marcie Zlotnik Joins Board of Directors of Retail Supplier

Marcie Zlotnik has been appointed to ...

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PSC Commissioners, Retail Energy Thought Leaders To Address Changing Retail Energy Landscape At NEM 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association has released a preliminary list of confirmed speakers and roundtable participants for its 20th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 26 - April 28 in Washington, DC

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April 3

Broker-Consultant Hires Retail Market Vet, Makes New Push To Serve Large Industrial Market

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Texas Retail Provider Signs Agreement With 7-Eleven

7-Eleven, Inc. has signed an agreement with ...

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ESCOs Seeks Delay of Start of N.Y. ZECs Compliance Period Given Litigation of ZEC Order

The Impacted ESCO Coalition has asked that the New York State Public Service Commission delay the April 1, 2017 start date of the Zero Emission Credit (ZEC) compliance period by 120 days, citing ongoing litigation of the PSC's ZEC order.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Files For FERC Authorization For Change in Control

 

Texas Retail Providers, Others Seek Summary Judgment That TDU's Proposed Method of Battery Ownership Contrary To PURA

Several stakeholders, including TXU Energy Retail Company, the Alliance for Retail Markets, the NRG Companies, and Texas Energy Association for Marketers (joint movants), have moved for a summary decision finding that the ownership and operation of energy storage facilities in the manner proposed by AEP Texas-North Division in a proposal before the Texas PUC violates the Public Utility Regulatory Act.

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Reliant Seeks To Serve Customers In New Service Area

A Reliant retail supplier sought authority to serve ...

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RetailEnergyX: Parent of Retail Supplier Discusses Viability As Going Concern, Reports Cash On Hand

 

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RetailEnergyX: State Grid Modernization Report Discusses Dynamic Pricing For Default Service

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio State Selects ENGIE-Axium Consortium To Run Energy Systems

 

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Posts 2016 Texas Renewable Content Calculator For Retail Provider EFLs

 

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Utility Seeks Approval of New Nonbypassable Rider For OVEC Costs

 

March 31

Texas PUC Chair Expresses Concern About Concierge/Customer Agent Type Broker Services (Make REP Plan Purchasing Decision For Customer) And Whether Customers Are Getting Disclosures

Donna Nelson, Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, during yesterday's open meeting expressed concern with various services which have developed, which charge customers a fee for selecting a retail electric provider and product on the customer's behalf, as Nelson worried whether customers were getting the disclosures as envisioned by the PUCT

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TXU Parent: Any Retail M&A Would Need To Build Integrated Model (Not Interested in Retail-Only Northeast Buys); ERCOT Retail M&A Possible, But Not Sure If "Right Time"

During an earnings call yesterday, Vistra Energy executives discussed its capital allocation strategy and potential for M&A, including potential M&A for its retail segment

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Updated: Texas PUC Commissioners Agree NextEra Acquisition of Oncor Not in Public Interest, Preparing Order To Reject Transaction

As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com yesterday, Commissioners of the Texas PUC agreed unanimously during the March 30 meeting that NextEra Energy's proposed acquisition of Oncor is not in the public interest, and the PUC is preparing an order to reject the transaction on such grounds (Docket 46238)

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra CEO: Continued New Build In ERCOT "Inexplicable", Uneconomic

Says ERCOT Could Remain in Overbuild If Investors Stay "Irrational"

Vistra Legacy Coal Plants Challenged, Will Not Wait For Others To Be First Movers On Retirement

Calls For New Model For Developing Power Plants, Versus Flawed Model Where Developers, Equipment MFGs Get Paid But Investors Take Bath

Can’t Cite One New Merchant Plant Since Restructuring Where Original Equity Investor Received Adequate Return

 

PECO Posts Prices From Default Service Procurement

PECO has posted results from its March 2017 procurement of a portion of electric default service supplies for various periods through 2019.

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Pennsylvania PUC Issues Consumer Tips To Avoid Falling Victim To "Unscrupulous" Door-to-Door Energy Sales Agents

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) yesterday offered consumer tips on door-to-door sales and marketing activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, reminding consumers of their rights as well as their options when it comes to shopping for and selecting a competitive supplier for gas or electric service.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Staff Notice of Alleged Violations

 

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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

 

Comcast, Crius Relaunch Retail Energy Offers

NRG Acquires Customers of APNA Energy

Choice Coming to New Texas Service Areas

TXU Affiliate "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pa.

Columbia Choice Program Terminated

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