In testimony before the Texas PUC, the Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM) said that a proposal from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE or CenterPoint) for a special low-income customer rate (discount) under Rider TEEEF, with the program administered by retail electric providers, is not feasible
ERCOT is sponsoring new Nodal Protocol Revision Request 1201 which would, as stated in the NPRR, "reduce exposures for both ERCOT and Market Participants for resettlements and Default Uplift Invoices for historical Operating Days."
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE) has provided further information, via a response to an RFI from the Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM), concerning its proposed low-income customer rate (discount) under Rider TEEEF, which collects the costs of Temporary Emergency Electric Energy Facilities used by CEHE
Another REP has filed with the Texas PUC a registration form for an Aggregated Distributed Energy Resource (ADER) under the ADER pilot, according to a caption of a confidential filing made with the PUC today
A new REP has filed with the Texas PUC a registration form for an Aggregated Distributed Energy Resource (ADER) under the ADER pilot, according to a caption of a confidential filing made with the PUC today
Staff of the Texas PUC requested guidance from the Commission regarding two issues that relate to the implementation of the ERCOT Debt Obligation Order that was filed on October 13, 2021 in Docket No. 52322 (the uplift financing program for certain Uri costs)
ERCOT formally filed at the Texas PUC a 2024/2025 ERCOT biennial budget
which contemplates a change in the ERCOT system administration fee rate,
which ERCOT proposes to increase for the first time since 2016, from $0.555 per megawatt hour
(MWh) to ...
ERCOT filed with the Texas PUC overviews detailing the following market enhancement initiatives: establishment of the Dispatchable Reliability Reserve Service (DRRS), development of the Performance Credit Mechanism (PCM), implementation of a multi-step floor to the Operating Reserve Demand Curve (ORDC), and implementation of Real-Time Co-optimization (RTC).
A state utility regulator has opened an investigation to (1) establish guidelines governing
the filing requirements and the process by which the Department reviews and evaluates
municipal aggregation plans, as well as the rules governing operation of a municipal aggregation
program (Guidelines), and (2) set forth a template plan (Template Plan).
Texas PUC Staff have issued a proposed allocation of costs to retail electric providers electing to participate in the matching process to receive a list of their low-income customers for the next fiscal year (fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2023.)
Several Texas gentailers have proposed setting energy and ancillary service pricing under the ERCOT emergency pricing program (EPP) -- which by statute is to be triggered when there are 12 hours priced at the ERCOT high offer cap during a 24-hour period -- at ...
The New York PSC has proposed rules to implement Public Service Law (PSL) §53-a, prohibition of utilities engaging in detrimental conduct towards a residential customer, with the PSC's proposed rules including language expanding the prohibited conduct to apply to, "the establishment of gas and/or electric service".
The NRG Energy retail suppliers filed a letter with the New York PSC on August 9 in further support of NRG's previously reported request for an extension of the deadlines under Ordering Clauses 5, 6, and 8 of the PSC's June broker regulation order, as the NRG suppliers said that, "industry stakeholders are still left guessing as to the Order’s requirements," after a DPS Staff technical conference held on August 8
The technical conference held today by the New York Department of Public Service regarding implementation of the PSC's recent order on the regulation of energy brokers and consultants produced few answers or clarifications for stakeholders
Lubbock Power & Light provided a status update on its pending transition to retail electric choice, which has been delayed by FERC review of the May 27, 2021 agreement between LP&L and Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS).
The New York Retail Choice Coalition (NYRCC) sought an extension of various deadlines under the New York PSC's recent broker/consultant regulation order, raising, among other issues, concern about the interplay between the PSC's broker order and other New York laws
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed the fees to be allocated to retail electric providers and other companies to cover the cost of broadcasting PUCT meetings online for FY 2024.
Seven global automakers said that they will create a new electric vehicle charging network joint venture which targets to install, "at least 30,000 high-powered charge points in urban and highway locations," in North America
Associates, L.P. ('EALP'), Elliott International, L.P. ('EILP') and The Liverpool Limited
Partnership ('Liverpool' and, together with EALP and EILP, the 'Elliott Applicants') filed at FERC for approval to purchase ...
Staff of the Texas PUC reported that, as of July 12, 2023, 39% of existing power generation companies (PGCs) and self-generators registered with the Commission have
not filed a compliance update form which is required to be filed as a result of a recent rulemaking order in Project No. 52796
A retail energy supplier recently launched a "Savings Assistant" which "negotiate[s]" for various services for customers, including television and satellite, phone and cellular, internet, home security, and other services.
The Retail Energy Advancement League (REAL) publicized a new report, prepared by a consulting firm and authored by Paul Hibbard, former chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, which finds that, among other things ...
South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. ("STEC") and Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc.
("Medina") filed a reply to the previously reported Request Emergency Relief filed at the Texas PUC by of Wolf Tank Storage LLC ("Wolf Tank")
on July 12, 2023, with the co-ops alleging that the metering "scheme" sought by Wolf Tank, an energy storage developer, is unlawful, as the co-ops sought dismissal of Wolf Tank's emergency petition
Volkswagen Group announced a strategic realignment of its charging and energy business, stating that, "Volkswagen Group will expand its future offering in charging and energy services such as public charging, green energy, and energy management."
Commonwealth Edison in Illinois (ComEd) today announced, "it has introduced new enhancements to its private rooftop and community solar calculators to make it easier for customers to learn more about costs, benefits and savings as demand for these options continues to grow[.]"
Elliott Investment Management L.P.
(Elliott), which said that it manages funds that have an investment of approximately $1 billion representing
a more than 13% economic interest in NRG Energy, Inc. ('NRG' or the
'Company'), released a new public letter calling for a process to select a new CEO and to make
enhancements to the Board of Directors at NRG.
ERCOT filed a presentation at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) which summarizes two potential implementation options for a Dispatchable Reliability Reserve Service (DRRS), which is required by recent legislation
The New York State Public Service Commission today approved an order to implement New York's recently passed law which imposes new regulations on brokers and consultants, including a registration requirement, financial surety requirements, and requirements concerning compensation disclosure
An applicant filed exceptions to a proposed omnibus decision from the Connecticut PURA which, as previously reported, would grant aggregator certificates to 22 entities, but in doing so would also impose various new disclosure and other obligations on the specific aggregator applicants covered by the order.
The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) celebrated National Energy Shopping Day (June 21) and reminded consumers in 14 states and jurisdictions with energy choice to explore competitive energy offers.
Ron Cerniglia, a long-time advocate of customer choice in retail energy, has announced his voluntary retirement after nearly 40 years in the retail energy and utilities industry, effective Friday, June 23rd.
The Connecticut PURA formally issue a proposed decision which, in addition to granting aggregator certificates to several entities in an omnibus fashion, would also create new marketing and disclosure rules for those specific aggregators, including ...
The Connecticut PURA's March 30 motion ruling concerning what entities are considered electric aggregators is contrary to 25 years of precedent and prior explicit pronouncements, which PURA did not acknowledge in such ruling.
ERCOT filed with the Texas PUC a presentation summarizing the preliminary results of ERCOT’s reliability
standard study. This presentation will be presented at the June 19, 2023 Reliability and Markets
The ERCOT Independent Market Monitor filed its 2022 state of the market report which, among other things, concludes that net revenues now exceed the CONE range for new peaking resources (despite the prevailing capacity surplus)
The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) has filed a motion requesting the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) re-open a previous Customer Choice Docket (RE-00000A-18-0405), "to identify and study critical issues necessary for the ACC to create a customer choice program in Arizona," RESA said
Stakeholders have provided comments on a New York Department of Public Service Staff proposal for changes to the uniform business practices to implement New York's recently passed law which imposes new regulations on brokers and consultants, including a registration requirement, financial surety requirements, and requirements concerning compensation disclosure
The New York PSC initiated a new process to explore technologies that can support reliability once conventional fossil fuel generation has been removed from the system, under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) statute
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today alerted consumers that on June 1 most electric utilities will be adjusting electric generation prices charged to non-shopping, or default service, customers
Elliott Investment Management L.P. ("Elliott"), which manages funds that have an investment of approximately $1 billion representing a more than 13% economic interest in NRG Energy, Inc. ("NRG" or the "Company"), today sent a letter to the Board of Directors of NRG, which, among other things, seeks a strategic review of NRG's home services businesses
Duquesne Light filed with the Pennsylvania PUC an update to its bypassable Transmission Service Charges which, when combined with previously filed and reported new Default Service Supply Rates, allows the computation of the price to compare for the period beginning June 1.
PECO has filed an update to its bypassable Transmission Service Charge (TSC) effective June 1, which, along with previously reported new Generation Supply Adjustment (GSA) charges, allows the computation of a new residential price to compare for the period beginning June 1, 2023
A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) concerning proposed programs for demand response, energy efficiency, and similar measures in Texas "recommend[s]" that distribution utilities be in charge of the programs
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), "is encouraging customers of Ohio’s regulated electric utilities to compare competitive offers from retail suppliers ahead of expected price increases to their utility’s default rate," PUCO said
The Retail Energy Supply Association issued the following statement in response to a recent report from the Massachusetts Attorney General Office (AGO), and the AGO's continued efforts to end individual residential electric choice
During today's administrative meeting, Maryland PSC Chairman Jason Stanek revealed that multiple additional retail energy suppliers have been subject to a "cease and desist", in addition to those which were recently revealed
The Retail Energy Advancement League (REAL) today released an analysis, using only the offers available on the state-managed website, EnergySwitchMA.gov, which REAL said shows that if all Massachusetts customers had enrolled with the lowest available fixed-rate offer from a retail provider, Massachusetts customers could have saved $194,223,158 in April 2023.
FirstEnergy Corp., "is encouraging customers of its Ohio electric companies – Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison – to evaluate electric supply offers from competitive suppliers that fit their budget and protect against rising energy prices this summer," given the doubling of the prices to compare at the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs on June 1
The FirstEnergy Ohio electric distribution utilities have proposed a new electric security plan (ESP V) which would govern the procurement and pricing of the standard service offer for the period June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2032
VertexOne, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that revolutionize the customer experience for the utility and energy industry, today announced that two new retail sales directors joined the team -- Kevin O'Neill and Luc Koshy.
Lubbock Power and Light has posted proposed delivery rates under a Preliminary Distribution System Charge Rate Structure, for its transition to a distribution company which charges delivery rates to retail electric providers
The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District has issued a decision reversing the Public Utility Commission of Texas's emergency pricing Orders of February 15
and 16, 2021, and remanded case for further proceedings
The Pennsylvania PUC issued a tentative order under which the PUC would conclude that three retail electric suppliers and two brokers failed to file proof of security in the format approved by the PUC.
VertexOne, the leading provider of cloud-based, customer experience, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the utility and energy industry, today announced it was selected by Government Technology magazine as a 2023 GovTech 100 company.
Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have proposed changes to the uniform business practices to implement New York's recently passed law which imposes new regulations on brokers and consultants, including a registration requirement, financial surety requirements, and requirements concerning compensation disclosure
Genie Retail Energy (GRE) posted record fourth quarter gross profit, income from operations, and Adjusted EBITDA, "highlighted by strong margins in its retail book," parent Genie Energy, Ltd. said in announcing fourth quarter and full year 2022 earnings today
The ISO New England Forward Capacity Market (FCA 17) for the 2026-27 term cleared at a preliminary price of $2.590 per kilowatt-month (kW-month) in all zones and import interfaces except the New Brunswick interface, which cleared at $2.551 per kW-month.
Sunnova Energy International Inc. ("Sunnova") said in a news release today that it, "is aware of the recent media reports surrounding Silicon Valley Bank ('SVB') and questions that investors may have as a result."
A group of Texas senators have unveiled several bills aimed at ERCOT market reform, and among them is a bill that would cap the market share of a retail electric provider, including those REPs under common ownership
The Texas PUC adopted without changes a non-unanimous stipulation that provides for Lubbock Power & Light to integrate the remaining portion of its load into the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas (ERCOT), a necessary step for the start of retail electric choice at LP&L this fall
Metropolitan Edison Company ('Met-Ed'), Pennsylvania Electric Company ('Penelec'), Pennsylvania Power Company ('Penn Power'), West Penn Power Company ('West Penn'), and various other FirstEnergy entities have filed an application ...
A PUC issued a tentative order under which the PUC would conclude that 18 natural gas retail suppliers and brokers, including several active suppliers, have either failed to pay a required annual or supplemental fee to the PUC, or have failed to file an annual report.
Several Texas REPs would collectively pay a $193,200 penalty, and would collectively contribute $120,750 to their bill payment assistance program, under a settlement with Texas PUC Staff to resolve alleged violations of the
PUC's Second Order Related to COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP) filed on April 17, 2020
The Lubbock, Texas City Council today approved the recommendations of the Lubbock Power & Light utility board in designating default retail electric providers (DREPs), voluntary providers of last resort (VREPs), and a provider of last resort (POLR) for its transition to retail competition
Lubbock Power & Light has recommended to the City Council a selection of default retail electric providers (DREPs), voluntary providers of last resort (VREPs), and a provider of last resort (POLR) for its transition to retail competition
Constellation noted in a news release today that, "PJM customers have paid generators approximately $58 billion in capacity performance payments intended to spur generators to invest in reliability measures to prevent outages during extreme weather events," since the introduction of the capacity performance mechanism to the capacity market (previously, PJM capacity suppliers were paid for capacity without a performance requirement)
In reporting full-year 2022 earnings recently, Southern Company reported an increase in net income and customer count in its Gas Marketing Services segment, which consists of SouthStar Energy Services (operating under various trade names)
Reliant in Texas launched a new plan for residential customers called Flextra Credits that includes free electricity (no energy charge and no usage-based TDU charge) on a customer's two highest-usage days each week, up to eight free days per monthly billing period, and $75 in bill credits over the 12-month term
A Texas PUC Commissioner filed a memo concerning consideration of establishing a reliability standard for ERCOT, and, among other things, said that a study should be conducted concerning Value of Lost Load (VOLL)
The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) announced today that it, "reaffirms Maryland’s Public Service Commission (PSC) decision to seek enforcement of any retail supplier that does not operate within the commission’s consumer protection regulations and Maryland law."
Increasing the amount of default service load that is procured through contracts that are not load following full requirements, with the retention of the current socialization of any reconciled costs, would make "chumps" out of customers who prudently shopped for lower rates, the NRG Retail Companies (NRG) said in comments to the Massachusetts DPU addressing certain straw proposal revisions for default service (basic service)
PJM filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to amend PJM’s Tariff to allow the option for a Member to extend the billing schedule from three to nine months for any Non-Performance Charges that will be assessed stemming from the Performance Assessment Intervals during Winter Storm Elliott.
Staff of a retail energy regulator sought clarification regarding suppliers’ use of entities to facilitate customer enrollments, as Staff said that third-party websites may not enroll customers unless such website is a certified aggregator or is a listed agent of a supplier
The Texas PUC voted to "adopt", without immediate implementation, a performance credit mechanism (PCM) for the retail market, which will require REPs to procure, through a centrally cleared mechanism, performance credits (PC)
During a discussion at today's Texas PUC open meeting concerning ERCOT market design, including a proposed Performance Credit Mechanism (PCM), several Commissioners raised the issue of affiliate restrictions when discussing market power concerns
As part of a "2030 Roadmap for Equitable Transition to Cleaner Energy", Commonwealth Edison said that its vision is to, "enabl[e]
our customers to make carbon-free energy choices
simply, easily and intuitively, bringing trust and
security into low-carbon energy transactions".
A Public Utilities Commission said that it is investigating whether
directing electricity distribution utilities to implement certain default service auction modifications would help
significantly reduce prices
Oncor Electric Delivery Company (Oncor) would pay $100,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve and conclude Commission Staff’s investigation of Oncor for alleged violations of ...
An EDC filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a report on its Standard Offer customer referral program (SOP), including actions taken by residential customers at the end of the initial 12-month SOP term, and rates paid by customers after the end of the term
VertexOne, the leading provider of cloud-based, customer experience, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the utility and energy industry, recently announced its partnership with Ameripro Energy Corp., an energy supplier that’s entering the New York and PJM markets. Ameripro Energy Corp. has chosen VertexOne’s VXexchange to oversee electronic data interchange (EDI) transaction management and customer information system (CIS) platform VXretail to handle customer service, billing and market exceptions.
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL or PPL Electric) urged the Pennsylvania PUC to deny a petition from the Retail Energy Supply Association and NRG Energy, Inc. that had asked the PUC for a declaratory order finding that certain communications sent by PPL Electric to supply customers of electric generation suppliers (EGSs) about their electric supply prices and contracts with EGSs are unlawful
McDonald's Corporation and all five members of the restaurant chain's North American Logistics Council (NALC) -- Armada, Earp Distribution, Martin Brower, Mile Hi Foods and The Anderson-DuBose Company -- have signed agreements with ...
A group of independent Texas retail electric providers are among the members of the Coalition for Dispatchable Reliability Reserve Service, a group that is proposing a Dispatchable Reliability Reserve Service (DRRS)
(built on the Uncertainty Product advocated by the ERCOT IMM) as the best mechanism to ensure the
supply of reliable and affordable electricity to support continued economic growth in the Lone Star State.
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority denied a motion from the Retail Energy Advancement League ('REAL') which had asked that PURA close PURA's current investigation into whether retail supplier offers are just and reasonable, as REAL had said that, "the current market confirms that there can be no proof that electric supplier products are overpriced or harmful to residential customers."
The Pennsylvania PUC approved a petition from PECO for PECO to continue to restrict customers enrolled in its Customer Assistance Program (CAP) from shopping for retail electric generation supply until after the Commission issues its final Policy Statement on Electric Customer Assistance Program Participant Shopping
ERCOT said in a market notice that, "Due to the anticipated interconnection of an increasing number of large flexible Loads in the ERCOT Region, ERCOT is establishing an interim, voluntary curtailment program that would allow these Loads to assist ERCOT in ensuring reliability during periods of high system demand."
Nine Texas state Senators, including Charles Schwertner and Robert Nichols, Chair and Vice Chair (respectively) of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce, sent a letter to the PUC Chair and Commissioners ...
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication to establish new 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §25.219 relating to Terms and Conditions of Access by a Competitive Retailer to the Delivery System of a Municipally Owned Utility or Electric Cooperative that Implements Customer Choice after May 1, 2023.
The Office of Education, Outreach, and Enforcement (EOE) of the Connecticut PURA requested that PURA issue a Notice of Violation and Assessment of a Civil Penalty (NOV), in the amount of $124,000, against ...
Enel North America, which describes itself as, "a subsidiary of the world’s largest retail energy provider, the Enel Group," today announced the launch of its retail energy business in select deregulated U.S. states, starting with ...
A power trader petitioned the Texas PUC for a rulemaking to amend and clarify 16 Tex. Admin. Code (TAC) § 25.365
related to the role, duty, and authority of the Independent Market Monitor (IMM) for ERCOT.
A retail energy supplier affiliate announced that it will develop a framework and marketing platform for sourcing measured Sequestrated Carbon in establishing a new class of differentiated technology-based Carbon Credits
During yesterday's open meeting, Commissioner Jimmy Glotfelty said that, in response to the PUC providing a forum for customers to express support for retail electric choice in service areas not open to competition, the PUC received only one response favoring electric choice in the Entergy Texas service area
The New York ISO sought at FERC a prospective tariff waiver that would allow it to delay posting
the December Monthly Auction ICAP results for up to two more business days, i.e. until November 15,
During discussion of the PCM, Chairman Peter Lake, describing the PCM in broad strokes, said that the PCM would require sellers of power to customers (REPs) to "guarantee" that such power is, "from a reliable source"
The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has proposed that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio adopt rules allowing natural gas customers to place a "switch block" on their accounts, and to require natural gas utilities to include shadow billed default service amounts on shopping customers' bills
In reporting earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, Genie Energy, Ltd. said that its Genie Retail Energy (GRE) segment posted record third quarter gross profit, income from operations, and Adjusted EBITDA
During a Q&A as part of Vistra's third quarter earnings call, Jim Burke, president and CEO of Vistra, said that he thinks new brands such as Tesla, Shell, and bp entering the retail energy markets can help efforts to change market designs to allow retail suppliers to offer innovative products to customers
VertexOne, the leading provider of enhanced software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the utility and energy industry, today announced its partnership with SmartestEnergy, a national energy retail provider and wholesale commodity trader in the U.S., to provide its VXretail and VXexchange products for the company’s billing/customer information system (CIS) and electronic data interchange (EDI).
Several Maryland utilities have filed new small customer SOS rates for the period June 2023 through September 2023 (Pepco, Delmarva), while all four IOUs have filed new Type II SOS Rates for the period beginning December 1, 2022
The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted, to several additional ESCOs, an extension of the deadline to comply with the PSC's prior order which had terminated the limited waiver allowing ESCOs to serve existing mass market customers under green gas products without being subject to the otherwise applicable mass market pricing limits
Lubbock Power & Light has posted its RFP to select a default retail electric provider (DREP) for customers not making an affirmative selection prior to the introduction of retail electric choice, and for Providers of Last Resort (POLRs and voluntary POLRs, or VREPs)
A REP would, among other terms, agree to voluntarily relinquish its Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...
In an appeal to a PSC of a decision from the PSC's Consumer Affairs Division (CAD), a retail energy supplier alleged that, "CAD continues to produce more and more convoluted interpretations of Commission
regulations in an attempt to incorrectly invalidate supplier contracts."
Dynegy Marketing and Trade, LLC moved to voluntarily dismiss, without prejudice, its previously filed complaint against the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) in light of a separate show cause proceeding instituted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, with respect to NOPEC's certification
General Motors today announced the introduction of Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial, which in combination with the existing Ultium Charge 360, "create a holistic ecosystem of energy management products and services that will be housed under a new business unit called GM Energy."
The Texas Public Utility Commission has designated retail electric providers as the non-volunteer POLRs (Large Service Providers or LSPs) for the 2023-24 term, by service area and customer class, while also approving volunteer POLRs (VREPs)
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) filed a response to a prior show cause order issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, while also moving to dismiss a complaint filed against NOPEC by Dynegy Marketing and Trade, LLC
Hertz and bp announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of a national network of EV charging stations powered by bp pulse, bp's global electrification and charging solution brand.
Two retail energy suppliers said in joint comments to the New York PSC that they envision deploying on-site and off-site renewable energy resources in conjunction with their retail power supply offerings, aided by the availability of an integrated energy data resource, but said that Department of Public Service Staff guidance and/or a PSC rulemaking may be needed to achieve such goals
FERC has issued a notice proposing to revoke the electricity market-based rate authority of over 100 entities -- including numerous retail suppliers and marketers -- for their alleged failure to file an updated baseline tariff and relational database due to new reporting requirements concerning affiliates
A state's Attorney General has requested that the state's utility regulator consider "reforms" to the procurement of electricity supplies for default service, and to consider ways to lessen the impact of the winter SOS rates
Staff of the Texas PUC have filed a final list of non-volunteer POLRs (large service providers, or LSPs), by service area and customer class, as well as volunteer POLRs (VREPs), for the 2023-2024 two-year term
At a September 20 Electric Utility Board meeting of Lubbock Power & Light, the Board is scheduled to consider a resolution approving and establishing the procedures and criteria for designating the
Provider of Last Resort, Voluntary Retail Electric Providers, and Default Retail Electric Providers,
upon the initiation of retail competition in Lubbock Power & Light’s certificated area
A state's resident, described in a filing as, "an acknowledged leader in the movement toward retail
Competition and deregulation of the electric utility industry," has filed a petition with the state's PUC for a determination of whether residential customers benefited from electricity deregulationDeregulation
An New York utility is advising customers, "to prepare for elevated energy supply prices as a number of external factors, including extended periods of heat in August, have driven electric and natural gas prices higher."
The New York State Public Service Commission said today that it directed utilities to file implementation plans regarding the automation of Community Distributed Generation (CDG) billing and initiated a process for the development of CDG billing performance metrics.
The Texas PUC formally issued for comment a proposal for publication that would revise the the formula used to set provider of last resort (POLR) rates for non-volunteer POLR service (service from Large Service Providers, or LSPs)
VertexOne, the leading provider of cloud-based customer experience software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the utility and energy industry, today announced its partnership with Crypto Power, a newly-formed division of Pumpjack Power, a Texas-based wholesale electricity provider.
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for publication for revisions to the formula used to set provider of last resort (POLR) rates for non-volunteer POLR service (service from Large Service Providers, or LSPs)
A Texas REP has launched a new residential offering which, after a customer selects and enrolls onto a plan, analyzes their usage and, if eligible based on their usage characteristics, offers the customer within 48 hours a lower rate than the original rate.
An EDC petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for approval to continue to restrict customers enrolled in its Customer Assistance Program (CAP) from shopping for retail electric generation supply until after the Commission issues its final Policy Statement on Electric Customer Assistance Program Participant Shopping
Staff of the Texas PUC has filed an initial preliminary list of non-volunteer POLRs (large service providers, or LSPs), by service area and customer class, as well as volunteer POLRs (VREPs), for the 2023-2024 two-year term
A default service supplier petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to order a stay of 550,000 Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) electric customers to default service, and to investigate NOPEC's intended actions
ERCOT's Retail Market Subcommittee (RMS) announced the formation of the Lubbock Retail Integration Task Force (LRITF) to assist in facilitating the transition of Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) customers to retail competition in the ERCOT market.
An ESCO has renewed a request for the New York PSC to extend the deadline for ESCOs offering legacy mass market green gas products to either (1) modify the products such that they comply with the pricing limits applicable to mass market products, or (2) return mass market green gas customers to default service
Priority Power Management, Inc. ('Priority
Power' or the 'Company')
announced that it successfully completed its acquisition of the energy procurement,
consulting and solar development business of Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC
Just Energy Group Inc. ('Just Energy' or the 'Company') announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the 'Court') has granted an Order (the 'SISP Order'), among other things ...
An ESCO filed a petition for rehearing, clarification, and stay of the New York PSC's July 15 order which declined to extend the waivers, from the otherwise applicable mass market pricing limits, for green gas products, which had previously been provided to certain ESCOs for legacy customers
In reporting second quarter earnings today, Vistra Corp. said that its Retail segment, "achieved strong margins and customer counts with the best retail residential customer growth quarter for TXU Energy in nearly 15 years."
A Texas electricity procurement consultant has filed for Option 2 Texas retail electric provider certificates to assist customers in being self-supplier REPs, as part of a new Large Load Services offering
The Alliance for Electrical Restructuring in Oklahoma (AERO) recently announced that it will advocate for reforms during the 2023 legislative session that would restructure Oklahoma’s electricity market to allow for choice and competition for non-residential customers.
A Massachusetts conference committee has reached a compromise on a broad-reaching climate bill, with the conference version of the bill, which has been passed by both houses and sent to the Governor, omitting language from a Senate version which would have prohibited individual retail electric choice for residential customers
VertexOne, the leading provider of enhanced SaaS solutions for the EC Infosystems, a VertexOne Company, led this critical implementation project from start to finish, completing it on time and on budget.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged Pennsylvania consumers, "to be alert for potential energy marketing scams, especially unsolicited telemarketing calls requesting immediate action and promising far-reaching savings on energy bills."
Written order confirms the process ESCOs must follow if they wish to retain their green gas product customers with a product compliant with the mass market price limits, and also addresses the treatment of customers on existing term contracts
With extreme hot weather driving record power demand across Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on July 10 issued a Conservation Appeal, asking Texans and Texas businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity, Monday, July 11 between 2-8 p.m.
An NRG Energy, Inc.'s retail brand today announced a strategic partnership, "to deploy a real-time grid services program in Texas to bolster grid flexibility," and provide a, "dynamic load reduction program," focused on C&I customers
An agency has issued a request for stakeholder feedback in advance of creation of its next draft electricity default service procurement plan, "in light of recent extreme energy market volatility that has had an impact on the results of the Agency’s procurement and the resulting prices available to eligible retail customers."
Several Texas retail electric providers have requested to participate in the matching process to receive a list of their low-income customers for the next fiscal year (fiscal year beginning on September 1, 2022.)