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Calpine: More Retail Acquisitions "Could Make Sense," But Not "Super High Priority"

Calpine could acquire more retail energy suppliers in addition to Champion Energy, but such acquisitions are not very high on its priority list.

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NEW! -- Business Development Manager (BDM) -- Retail Supplier -- Texas/Multiple States
NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager – Broker Sales -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Chief Supply Officer -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
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NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Dallas
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Dallas, TX -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Senior Business Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
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NEW! -- Business Development Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Regulator Issues Show Cause Order To Retail Supplier Asking Why License Should Not Be Revoked After Staff Alleges "Significant Violations" In Sales Scripts

The Illinois Commerce Commission has issued a show cause order to ...

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Texas REP's Sought Waiver of TPV Requirement For New Sales Approach Set for Hearing, PUCT Weighs Whether Generic Rulemaking Needed

The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted a preliminary order concerning IGS Energy's request for a waiver of the third party verification requirements for door-to-door sales using its new ipad enrollment process, setting the matter for hearing, as Commissioners considered whether a rulemaking would be a more appropriate approach to the request.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Texas Power to Choose To Add Filter For Minimum Usage Fee Plans

 

PUC Reverses ALJ, Dismisses Complaint Against Retail Supplier Concerning Whether Customer Was Authorized To Enter Sale

The Pennsylvania PUC has reversed an ALJ's initial decision and dismissed a complaint against Respond Power, LLC, which concerns whether the customer who authorized the contract with Respond Power was authorized to do so.

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New Retail Provider Receives Texas REP Certificate
• Texas REP Receives Authority To Use Trade Name Energy Rewards (Name Used In Comcast Partnership)

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Briefly

• Texas Approves Settlement Imposing New Charges on REPs
• ERCOT Says Plants Not Needed for RMR Service

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• Direct Energy Takes To Twitter To Reward Conservation In Light of ERCOT Plea
• Retail Theater: NRG's "Power Behind the Plug"

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July 30

Centrica Strategic Review Says Direct Energy "Important" Part of Group, Sees Opportunities To Increase Market Share; Group Emphasizing Its Customer-Facing Businesses

Centrica released results of a strategic review that it had been conducting across its businesses, and said that its, "North America customer-facing businesses are an important part of the Group."

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NEW! -- Sales Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- DFW
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Supply, Portfolio Management - ERCOT -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply, Pricing & Risk Management Position -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Power Supply System Administrator -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager (BDM) -- Retail Supplier -- Texas/Multiple States
NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager - Indirect -- Texas/DFW
NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Customer Relations Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director of Digital Marketing -- DFW
NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Manager, Business Analysis -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager – Broker Sales -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Chief Supply Officer -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Vice President - Supply, Pricing, and Risk Management -- Retail Provider -- Dallas
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Dallas
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Dallas, TX -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Senior Business Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Billing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Business Development Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Direct Energy Records "Significantly Higher" Profit

Direct Energy reported, "significantly higher operating profit," during the first half of 2015, Centrica said this morning.

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Reliant Seeks Supplier Licenses in New States

Reliant Energy Northeast LLC, d/b/a NRG Home, NRG Business, and NRG Retail Solutions, applied for ...

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RetailEnergyX: Boss of Pennsylvania Utilities Wants to Re-regulate

 

Draft Would Conclude Suppliers Face Difficulty in Complying With Auto-Renewal Cancellation Period, Would Open Proceeding to Set Clear Standard

Due to the various cancellation and enrollment standards that are currently in use in the Connecticut market, "it is difficult for all licensed electric suppliers to uniformly apply Conn. Gen. Stat. §16-245o(h)(8)," regarding automatic renewal of residential customers, a draft Connecticut PURA decision concerning a supplier's compliance with the provisions would find

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Draft Order Would Require Retail Supplier To Refund Early Termination Fees to Certain Customers, While Noting "Good Faith" Effort By Supplier for Compliance

A draft PURA decision would require Viridian Energy, LLC to refund early termination fees to certain customers who left the supplier after an auto-renewal, as the draft would conclude that Viridian, "failed to uniformly apply the cancellation period set forth in Conn. Gen. Stat. §16-245o(h)(8) regarding automatic renewal of residential customers."

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Retail Supplier CEOs To Address Industry Future at NYC Energy Marketing Conference

Energy Marketing Conferences announced that seven retail energy CEOs will address issues facing the industry at its September 10th Energy Marketing Conference in New York City

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ERCOT IMM Releases State of the Market Report

ERCOT's Independent Market Monitor has released the 2014 state of the market report, which finds the overall performance of the ERCOT market to be competitive in 2014.

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Fines Retail Suppliers, Brokers, Threatens License Revocation

 

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Launches Price Calculator, Warns Chicagoans of "Bad Deals" As Aggregation Ends

 

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• N.Y. Staff Whitepaper on Utility Rate Design, DER Compensation Proposes "Smart Home Rate", More TOU
• PJM Files New Schedule For Capacity Performance Transition Auctions

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July 29

New York PSC Staff Propose Requiring ESCOs To Use Standard Contract for Residential Customers, Would Also Standardize "Key Provisions" of C&I Contracts

Staff of the New York PSC have recommended that ESCOs be required to use standard contracts for residential service, and would introduce elements of standardization to non-residential contracts.

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NEW! -- Manager, Market Transactions -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- DFW
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Supply, Portfolio Management - ERCOT -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply, Pricing & Risk Management Position -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Power Supply System Administrator -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager (BDM) -- Retail Supplier -- Texas/Multiple States
NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager - Indirect -- Texas/DFW
NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Customer Relations Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director of Digital Marketing -- DFW
NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Manager, Business Analysis -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager – Broker Sales -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Chief Supply Officer -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Vice President - Supply, Pricing, and Risk Management -- Retail Provider -- Dallas
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Dallas
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Dallas, TX -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Senior Business Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Billing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Business Development Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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PSC Staff: "Increasing Number Of Complaints" Allege Brokers Providing "Inaccurate Or Misleading Information"

New York PSC Staff reported, "an increasing number of complaints in which consumers allege that energy brokers provided inaccurate or misleading information concerning ESCO products and services."

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New York PSC Staff Propose New Definition of "Fixed Price", Eliminates Change-In-Law Pass-Throughs

New York PSC Staff have proposed a new definition of "fixed price" in proposed changes to the Uniform Business Practices

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New York Staff Propose Requiring Minimum Risk Management Experience for ESCO Licenses, Would Require All ESCOs To Re-Apply for Licenses Under New Standards

New York PSC Staff proposed what were termed "interim" changes to the ESCO licensing standards in New York.

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ABACCUS: Municipal Aggregation Risks Becoming "End Point," Stifling Choice

The 2015 Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States (ABACCUS) was released yesterday and the accompanying report concludes that municipal aggregation risks becoming an "end point" which stifles a fully competitive market

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ABACCUS Releases Ranking of Top Retail Electric Markets

The 2015 Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States (ABACCUS) was released yesterday, which ranks the residential and C&I electric markets in the U.S. and Canada.

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TXU Says Aggregator's Name Could Create Customer Confusion

If TXSU, LLC, an applicant for a Texas aggregator license (click here for prior story), operates or markets its products under the "TXSU" name, "there could be substantial confusion among municipal and political subdivision retail electric customers due to the similarity of the names 'TXSU' and 'TXU,'" TXU Energy said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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ConEdison Solutions To Offer SunPower Solar Systems To N.Y. Residents

ConEdison Solutions and SunPower have joined forces to offer New York State homeowners the opportunity to lease SunPower solar power systems.

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N.Y. Staff Propose Licensing Standard for Distributed Energy Resource Providers

New York PSC Staff have proposed eligibility criteria and rules for distributed energy resource suppliers (DERS)

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Briefly

• N.Y. Sets Technical Conference on ESCO, DER Licensing Rules
• N.Y. Sets Collaborative on ESCO Consolidated Billing
• Texas Staff Recommend REP Be Allowed To Use Trade Name Energy Rewards

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• Direct Energy Takes To Twitter To Reward Conservation In Light of ERCOT Plea
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July 28

Court Dismisses Suit Against Retail Supplier Which Had Alleged Prices Were Not Competitive As Promised

A federal court had dismissed a lawsuit, which had sought class action status, against a supplier

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NEW! -- Senior Supply, Pricing & Risk Management Position -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Power Supply System Administrator -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager (BDM) -- Retail Supplier -- Texas/Multiple States
NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager - Indirect -- Texas/DFW
NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Customer Relations Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Manager, Business Analysis -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager – Broker Sales -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Chief Supply Officer -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Vice President - Supply, Pricing, and Risk Management -- Retail Provider -- Dallas
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Dallas
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Dallas, TX -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Senior Business Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Billing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Business Development Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Parent of Texas REP Hires Energy Market Vet To Help Lead National Expansion

Enchanted Rock, Ltd., a distributed energy developer and service provider, announced that ...

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Initial PUC Decision Would Dismiss Complaint Against Retail Supplier For Lack of Authority To Issue Refunds

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ concerning a complaint filed against Liberty Power Holdings, LLC would dismiss the complaint because the PUC does not have authority to issue refunds to larger business customers.

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RetailEnergyX: BBB: Beware of Retail Supplier Sales Tricks

 

Retail Supplier Launches New Rewards Program

Star Energy Partners has introduced a new loyalty program for its customers called Star Energy Rewards.

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Texas REP Seeks to Use Trade Name Circular Energy

• Yolon Energy Seeks License in New State

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Texas REP Says It Wouldn't Sue Over Use of Term "Energy Rewards", But Reserves Rights If "Brand" Infringed

TriEagle Energy LP filed a supplemental assurance with the Public Utility Commission of Texas concerning its application to use the trade name Energy Rewards, stating that it would not file suit against other REPs using the term energy rewards generically, but that it reserves its right to pursue remedies against anything which infringes on its "brand."

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Comcast's Energy Rewards Launches in New Service Areas

Energy Rewards, the brand for retail energy offerings from Comcast supplied by Crius Energy, has expanded service to ...

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FERC Staff Issue Notice Alleging Manipulation By Virtual Trader

FERC Staff issued a notice of alleged violations stating that ...

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July 27

Draft Rules Drop Requirement For Affirmative Consent For Any Rate Change But Require Notice of Changes, Reinstate Permissibility of Voice Verification

A new draft of proposed changes to the electric and natural gas supplier rules in Maryland has dropped an earlier proposal that would have required affirmative consent for any rate change, and would continue to allow the use of voice verification for consent where required by law.

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NEW! -- Business Development Manager -- Retail Supplier -- DFW
NEW! -- Senior Analyst - Supply, Portfolio Management - ERCOT -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply, Pricing & Risk Management Position -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Power Supply System Administrator -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager (BDM) -- Retail Supplier -- Texas/Multiple States
NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager - Indirect -- Texas/DFW
NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Customer Relations Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director of Digital Marketing -- DFW
NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Manager, Business Analysis -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager – Broker Sales -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Chief Supply Officer -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Vice President - Supply, Pricing, and Risk Management -- Retail Provider -- Dallas
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Dallas
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Dallas, TX -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Senior Business Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Billing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Business Development Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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ESCOs: REV Demonstration Projects Convey "Distinct And Discriminatory Competitive Advantage" To Utility Partners Over Competitors

Certain of the Reforming the Energy Vision proposed demonstration projects -- particularly Consolidated Edison's CONnectED Homes Platform -- would provide to selected utility partners, "a distinct and discriminatory competitive advantage," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the New York PSC

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Texas Public Energy Alliance Receives Aggregator Certificate

• R.O.A.R. Energy Services Receives New License

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RetailEnergyX: Utility, Marketer Parent Hires Former Retail Supplier VP

 

Draft Would Allow Suppliers To Offer Lower Rate Than "Next Month's Rate" Listed on Bills

A Connecticut PURA draft would allow electric suppliers to offer a different rate from the rate listed on the customer's bill as the next month's supplier rate, but only where the rate is lower than the previously listed rate.

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N.Y. Collaborative Recommends Modest Acceleration in Switching Timeline

A New York collaborative has recommended to the PSC that the existing on-cycle natural gas switching timeline of 15 calendar days be modified to 10 business days.

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• FERC Approves Sale of Retail Suppliers
• AEP Names Former Retail Provider VP As President of AEP Texas
• Former Retail Supplier Exec Joins Targa Board
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July 24

AEP: Upcoming Capacity Auction Prices To Drive Decision on Merchant Generation (& Retail Supplier) Strategic Review, In Light of Ohio PPA Uncertainty

Given delays in the adjudication of sought PPAs between AEP's Ohio utilities and its merchant power plants, AEP executives said during an earnings call yesterday that the "main determinant" in AEP's strategic review of its merchant generation business (including its retail supplier) will be PJM capacity prices under the upcoming capacity performance auctions.

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NEW! -- Senior Supply, Pricing & Risk Management Position -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Business Development Manager (BDM) -- Retail Supplier -- Texas/Multiple States
NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager - Indirect -- Texas/DFW
NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Customer Relations Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director of Digital Marketing -- DFW
NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Manager, Business Analysis -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Vice President - Supply, Pricing, and Risk Management -- Retail Provider -- Dallas
NEW! -- Controller -- Retail Supplier -- Dallas
NEW! -- Regional Sales Manager - Dallas, TX -- Retail Provider
NEW! -- Senior Business Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston
NEW! -- Billing Manager -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Business Development Analyst -- Retail Provider -- Houston

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Reliant Seeks Supplier License in New State

Reliant Energy Northeast LLC, d/b/a NRG Home, NRG Business, and NRG Retail Solutions, applied for ...

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Citing Due Process Concerns With Prior Directive, PSC Opens New Docket For Changes in Choice Program

The Michigan PSC has opened a new docket to consider cost-shifting to default service (GCR) customers under Consumers Energy's choice program, after acknowledging alternative gas suppliers may not have had proper notice that issues affecting the gas choice and transportation program were to be addressed in a GCR proceeding

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RetailEnergyX: Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against ISO

 

Reversing Earlier Finding, PURA Categorizes PowerOptions As Aggregator, Grants License

The Connecticut PURA has granted PowerOptions, Inc. an electric aggregator certificate to serve commercial, industrial, municipal and governmental customers

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Connecticut Issues Preliminary RPS Compliance Findings, Alternative Compliance Payments Required From Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA issued its preliminary findings and determination regarding each retail supplier's 2013 RPS compliance, including each company’s REC banking and required alternative compliance payments.

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Michigan PSC: Resource Adequacy Outlook Improves In Near-Term, Still Wary of Future

From a resource adequacy planning standpoint, Michigan is unlikely to experience outages due to a lack of supply in 2016/2017, the PSC has concluded, though the PSC remains wary about future prospects.

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July 23

Bills Capping Commercial, Residential Termination Fees Become Law

Two bills addressing retail electricity termination fees have been approved by the governor and have become law

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NEW! -- Sales Manager, Energy Solutions -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Business Development Manager - Indirect -- Texas/DFW
NEW! -- Broker Manager -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Supply & Schedule Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Senior Supply Analyst, Power -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Structuring Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Sales & Pricing Analyst I
NEW! -- Quality Assurance Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Customer Relations Operations Analyst -- Retail Supplier
NEW! -- Director of Digital Marketing -- DFW
NEW! -- Vice President, Commercial Sales -- Retail Supplier -- Houston
NEW! -- Director and Assistant General Manager -- Retail Supplier
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NEW! -- Director, Operations -- Retail Supplier
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Reliant Names NFL Star As Vice President

Reliant has named Justin James "J.J." Watt, Defensive End for the Houston Texans and NFL Defensive Player of the Year, as Vice President of ...

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Direct Now Providing Texas Customers With Appliance-Level Monthly Cost Data

Direct Energy has begun offering the second phase of its Direct Your Energy bill enhancements, which, as previously reported, now include a break-down of monthly usage by appliance for Texas customers

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FERC Delays PJM Capacity Auctions To Allow Demand Response Participation

PJM's correct interpretation of its capacity performance tariff that excludes demand response and other non-generation resources from upcoming capacity auctions during a transition period is nonetheless unjust and unreasonable, FERC ruled yesterday, as the Commission directed PJM to delay the transition auctions as necessary to accommodate the non-generation resources

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Regulated TDU Prices Pushing Texas Retail Provider Prices Higher

 

Connecticut Schedules Supplier Working Group Meetings

The Connecticut PURA announced the eighth and ninth meetings of the Supplier Working Group

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July 22

TXU Seeks Assurance Texas REP Seeking To Use Trade Name "Energy Rewards" Won't Sue Other REPs Using Term

TXU Energy Retail Company LLC filed comments at the Public Utility Commission of Texas seeking assurances that TriEagle Energy, LP, which is seeking to add the trade name Energy Rewards to its REP certificate, won't take legal action against retail electricity providers that use or include the term "energy rewards" for any customer reward product, program or electricity plan names.

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Frontier Utilities Announces Multi-Year Sponsorship of Texas Sports Teams

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Dominion Retail Partners To Offer Solar Systems To Homeowners

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Adopts New Slogan, Debuts Spot

 

Utility Proposes Changes to Retail Choice Program to Protect Customers, Muses Risk Could Be Further Reduced Through Elimination of Choice Program

Consumers Energy has proposed changes to its gas customer choice (GCC) program as part of a newly filed rate case in order to protect default service customers from cost shifts.

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July 21

Retail Supplier Announces Solar Joint Partnership

A retail suppliers and solar installer announced a joint venture to offer solar power to homeowners and business owners.

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Smart Energy Launches Service in New Service Area

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ERCOT Says Transferring Customer-Facing Aspect of Smart Meter Texas To ERCOT Inappropriate, Introduces Risk

ERCOT is "amenable" to taking on certain data warehouse and management functions of Smart Meter Texas, but said that it should not be charged with any customer-facing aspects of SMT, such as the customer portal, ERCOT said in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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County Energy Launches Service in New Territories

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Empower Gas & Electric Seeks New Supplier License

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Power Marketer: "Plainly" Unreasonable To Subject Customers To Higher Capacity Costs From Outdated PJM Load Forecast

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC filed comments at FERC in support of a petition from load interests to require PJM to use an updated load forecast methodology for upcoming capacity auctions, saying it is, "plainly unjust and unreasonable," to require load to pay $625 million in excessive capacity costs if the forecast is not corrected.

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July 20

Calpine to Acquire Retail Supplier

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Parent of Retail Supplier To Acquire Merchant Generator With 2,500 MW

The parent of a retail supplier announced an agreement to acquire more than 2,500 megawatts of combined-cycle, natural gas-fired generating capacity

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PUC Staff Make Recommendations on Retail Choice Program Changes

Two Maine hearing examiners have made recommendations on behalf of the Maine PUC advisory staff regarding changes to the retail choice program at Northern Utilities.

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SFE Energy Expands To New State With Flat Bill Offer

SFE Energy California, Inc. announced that it is launching residential natural gas supply offers in California.

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Utility Proposes Changes to Default Service Procurements to Reduce Volatility

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has proposed a change in the timing of its electric default service procurements in New Hampshire.

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SunEdison, TerraForm Power to Acquire Residential Solar Installer for $2.2 Billion

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July 17

Ohio Staff Make Recommendations on Retail Market Improvements (Instant Connect, Seamless Move, Warm Transfer)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio should institute a warm transfer process, but should not move forward with instant connect, seamless moves, or contract portability, PUCO Staff recommended in a retail market improvement report.

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New Texas Retail Provider Licensed By PUCT
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Utilities Propose To Merge Service Areas Under Single Default Service Price

Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC and Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC - Equitable Division have filed at the Pennsylvania PUC to merge the Merchant Function Charges ("MFC") and Gas Procurement Charges ("GPC") for both its Peoples Division and Peoples-Equitable Division.

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Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of August 2015.

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FERC Staff Issue Notice Alleging Gas Capacity Auction Violations

FERC Staff issued a notice that, "in a non-public, preliminary investigation," Staff of the FERC Office of Enforcement has preliminarily determined ...

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July 16

Retail Supplier Alleges Utility Rep. Passing "Unverified", "Intentionally Misleading" Info to PUC

A representative of Central Maine Power, "has been passing incorrect information to the PUC regarding Clearview's marketing practices that is unverified at best, and intentionally misleading at worst," Clearview Energy said in a response to the Maine PUC concerning its marketing practices.

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Retail Supplier Ceases Listing Offers from Brand Sharing Utility Name on Power to Choose Site

Direct Energy has ceased listing offers on the New York Power to Choose site under the brand NYSEG Solutions.

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Most FirstEnergy-PA Prices to Compare to Decline, West Penn Commercial Rate Rises 15% (Penn Power Residential Rate Up 7%)

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania electric distribution companies have filed new tariffed PTCDefault rates with the PUC for the three-month period starting September 1

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Retail Supplier Would Make $141,000 Charitable Donation, Agree to Door-to-Door Changes Under Settlement

A settlement between Palmco Power CT LLC and the Prosecutorial Unit of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority requires Palmco to make a $141,000 donation to Operation Fuel and changes to its door-to-door marketing practices to resolve an investigation into its marketing activities.

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Draft REV Market Design Report Does Not Envision N.Y. Utilities Buying Distributed Energy For Default Service

A draft report on the market design for New York Reforming the Energy Vision does not envision that utilities will procure energy from distributed resources for resale to default service customers.

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July 15

PUC Staff Directs Retail Supplier To Respond to Concerns Over Verification, Rescission Practices

A PUC Staff has directed a supplier to respond to concerns regarding its practices related to verification and the rescission period.

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PUC Says "Many" Retail Suppliers, Brokers Have Failed To Pay New Annual Fee

"Many" retail electric and natural gas suppliers and brokers have failed to pay the new annual licensing fee imposed by a PUC

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Texas REP Responds to Staff Concerns Over Use of New Trade Name

A Texas REP has filed a response to apparent concerns raised by Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas regarding a new trade name

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RetailEnergyX: Current Choice Program To Be "Evaluated" Under Acquisition of Utility With Choice Program by Utility Without Choice

 

Illinois Retail Market: Over 15% Of Muni Aggregations Discontinue Service; ComEd Residential Market Remains "Moderately Concentrated"

Some 16% of Illinois municipal aggregations have discontinued service, while the Commonwealth Edison residential market remains "moderately concentrated" from a competitive perspective, according to the Illinois Office of Retail Market Development annual report.

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Texas Generator Would Pay $120,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff

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July 14

Walmart Self-Supplier Files To Operate in More Service Areas

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Regulator Upset With Supplier's Marketing Piece Referencing Months-Old Default Service Rate Increase

During a recent supplier working group meeting in Connecticut, regulators expressed frustration with a marketing piece from an electric supplier that emphasized months-old rate increases in the default service rate.

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Ambit Energy Receives License in New State

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N.Y. Low-Income Assistance Report Doesn't Support Utility Fixed-Price Supply Option, Refrains From Addressing Limits on ESCO Pricing

A report from Staff of the New York PSC issued last month examining programs for addressing energy affordability for low income utility customers, including alternatives to the current disparate programs at each utility, does not recommend fixed price utility supply pricing, and declined to address limits on ESCO pricing.

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PUC Grants Utilities Delay in Implementing Phase II of Accelerated Switching

The Pennsylvania PUC has granted the FirstEnergy utilities a temporary waiver of the accelerated switching provisions, until August 31, 2015, which require that customers be permitted to complete multiple off-cycle switches within three-business days.

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July 13

New Texas Retail Provider Offering Service at Oncor With PowerToChoose-Listed Rate Of 4¢

A new REP has begun listing offers on the Texas Power to Choose website, for the Oncor service area

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Duquesne Light Prices to Compare to Decrease

Prices to compare for certain customers at Duquesne Light in Pennsylvania will decrease on September 1.

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Hudson Energy Enters New Territories

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Twin Eagle Resource Management Seeks New Supplier License

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BlueRock Energy Offering Service in New Territories

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Regulator Orders Retail Supplier to Provide Refund to Customers Who Did Not Receive Contract Expiration Notices

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July 10

Spark Energy Acquires Retail Supplier, Upsizes Credit Facility

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New Political Subdivision Corp. Seeking to Aggregate Texas Municipal Loads

A new political subdivision corporation applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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Affiliate of Large Texas Customer Seeks Retail Provider Certificate

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Retail Supplier Would Make $2.6 Million Charitable Contribution Under Settlement With Regulator

A retail supplier would make a voluntary $2.6 million charitable contribution to Operation Fuel, Inc. as part of a settlement to fully resolve a Connecticut PURA investigation into the company's trade practices.

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ESCO Named Official Energy Supplier of N.Y. Mets

An ESCO announced that it has partnered with the New York Mets to become a sponsor and the official energy supplier for the Mets.

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Citing Customer Concerns Received By Utility, PUC Staff Directs Retail Supplier To Submit Information on Marketing Campaign

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July 9

PUC Intends To Cancel Licenses of Dozens of Retail Suppliers, Brokers For Failure To Submit Security

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a tentative order which would conclude that over a dozen retail suppliers and brokers are not in compliance with the security requirements of 52 Pa. Code §54.40(a) and (d) and therefore it is appropriate to cancel the EGS license of each company.

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

Third state in which Reliant has recently received natural gas license

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PUC Refers Supplier's Concerns With Customer List Data Quality to OCMO

The Pennsylvania PUC has referred to its Office of Competitive Market Oversight several issues regarding the electric utilities' customer lists raised by several NRG Energy suppliers.

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Retail Supplier Named Official Provider of MLB Team

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Says Marketing Letter Alleged To Contain Incorrect Info on Aggregation Was Sent In Error

 

Ioway Energy Receives License in New State

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PUC Adopts Account Number Look-Up Tool For Natural Gas Market, Sees "Merit" in Allocation Implementation Costs to Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC has ordered that the large natural gas distribution companies implement natural gas account number look-up tools to facilitate customer shopping in public venues where customers do not have their bill and account number readily available, similar to mechanisms recently introduced in the electric market.

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July 8

Crius Energy Purchasing Books From Retail Supplier

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Crius-Comcast Supplier Expands Retail Supply Offerings

Energy Rewards, the brand for retail energy offerings from Comcast supplied by Crius Energy, has begun offering service in a new territory.

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Texas Retail Provider Applies to Bring Trade Name of Comcast Retail Energy Brand to Texas

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WGL Energy Services Now Offering Residential Solar Systems

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County Withdraws Complaint Against Texas REP That Had Sought Refund of GRT Charges From 10 Years Ago

Victoria County has withdrawn a formal complaint at the Public Utility Commission of Texas that had originally been seeking a refund of certain charges levied by its then-retail electric provider, which were originally billed from September 2005 through February 2007 (Docket 44562).

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Texas TDUs Report Updated Data on Customers Opting Out of Smart Meters

Several Texas TDUs have filed updated reports regarding customers electing to take non-standard metering service, and opting out of AMS.

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July 7

Retail Supplier Announces New Critical Peak Rebate Program Paying Up To $500/MWh

A retail supplier announced a new critical peak rebate program

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Regulator Asks If Fixed Price Customers Should Be Returned To Default Service At End of Term In Wake of Variable Rate Ban, Seeks Comment on Alternative Rate Treatment

The Connecticut PURA has sought comment on its mandate under the state's recently adopted statutory ban on variable electric rates to develop an appropriate rate structure for residential customers whose fixed price contracts expire and who do not make an affirmative selection in response to such expiration.

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Commodities Merchant Names Former Constellation M&A SVP As Head of Business Development

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Texas Staff Say PUCT Should Determine Threshold Issue of Whether Enrollment Rule Waiver Request Better Addressed Through Rulemaking To Maintain Competitive Balance Among REPs

The Public Utility Commission of Texas should determine as a threshold matter whether the issue of IGS Energy's sought good cause exception to the enrollment requirements in P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.474(f)(2) and (3), to enable a new enrollment method developed by IGS Energy, is better addressed through a rulemaking rather than a petition for a good cause exception.

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N.Y. Sets Collaborative Meeting on ESCO Service To Low-Income Customers (Accelerated Switching May Also Be Discussed)

New York PSC Staff will convene a further collaborative on July 23 to continue discussions on the following issues concerning the provision of services by ESCOs: defining the standards to be used to determine value added products and services that must be provided to Assistance Program Participants (APP); consider available technologies and mechanisms for implementing point-of-sale confirmation of APP customers; and consider how best to protect existing APP customers.

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Texas Staff Invite Stakeholders To Provide Positions on Smart Meter Texas

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas invited stakeholders to populate a matrix with stakeholders' positions on the ownership, operation, and funding of the Smart Meter Texas web portal and data warehouse

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After June 1 Default Service Rate Hikes, Pennsylvania Electric Shopping Still Declines

June saw an acceleration in the net decline of residential electric customers on competitive supply in Pennsylvania even as default service rates increased materially in most service areas on June 1.

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July 6

FERC Approves Sale of Retail Supplier

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Texas REP Names New Director of Operations

A REP reported in a filing at the Public Utility Commission of Texas that ...

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Bill Would Limit Electric Choice To Current Customers and Waiting List, Require One-Time Election

Michigan State Senator Mike Nofs, Chair of the Energy and Technology committee, has introduced a bill (SB 0437) which would maintain the 10% electric choice cap but make choice available only to current customers taking competitive supply or on the wait list, and would essentially require a one-time election for new customers to take choice or remain on utility supply.

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FERC Imposes $15 Million Penalty On Power Marketer, Trader

FERC issued civil penalties totaling $15 million to ...

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RetailEnergyX: Customer Ordered to Pay $100,000 in Restitution, Sentenced to Jail for Fraud Against Texas Retail Provider

 

Texas Sets Low-Income Discount Provided Through Retail Providers

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted a Staff recommendation for the level of the discount provided under the low-income discount program.

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ERCOT Receives Notice of Mothballing, Re-activation of Plants

ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resources:

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July 2

FirstEnergy Names Former NFL Exec To Develop Innovative Consumer Products

FirstEnergy Corp. named Brett W. Reynolds as vice president, FE Products, effective August 1, 2015.

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Texas Retail Provider Offering New Build Your Own Plan Option

A REP is offering a new build-your-own-electric-plan tool

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Life Under REV: ConEd Proposes To Bundle Services From Utility

Consolidated Edison has filed several Reforming the Energy Vision products, and one of the projects, its CONnectED Homes Platform, envisions the utility bundling and reselling value-added services to customers.

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Central Hudson Proposes Running Amazon-Like Exchange for Energy Management Products and Services (Utility To Act As "Go-To" Source for Customers About Energy)

Central Hudson Gas & Electric has proposed as a Reforming the Energy Visions product developing an Amazon-like online exchange for customers to purchase, "energy management products and services."

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D.C. To Hold Supplier Workshop, Technical Conference

The District of Columbia PSC has scheduled a supplier workshop and technical conference on certain rulemaking related to retail electric suppliers, such as the consumer bill of rights and supplier licensing standards

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July 1

Millions Still Available For Reimbursement to Retail Providers Under Texas Low-Income Smart Device Program

Millions of dollars are still available for Texas retail electric providers to be reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays to eligible low-income customers.

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Retail Energy Companies, AG Press for Increased Transparency In RTO Transmission Rates

Attorneys General from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, along with PowerOptions, Freedom Energy Logistics, and several consumer advocates sent a letter to ISO-New England and New England electric transmission owners urging the companies to develop a transparent process that allows all stakeholders the opportunity to review, question and challenge proposed transmission rates.

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Retail Supplier Answers Show Cause Order

An ESCO has responded to a show cause order issued against the ESCO by the New York PSC

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TDU Says Exiting Texas REP Has Fulfilled Obligations

Texas-New Mexico Power said in a filing at the Public Utility Commission of Texas that ...

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PSC Directs Utility-Offered Time of Use Options Be Available For Customers on Default Service

The Michigan PSC has ordered that DTE Electric and Consumers Energy make time of use rate options available to customers.

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June 30

New Texas REP Listing Offers On Power To Choose With Rate Below 5¢

A new REP has begun listing offers on the Texas Power to Choose website, for the CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric service area

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AG Seeks To Include Default Service Rate on Retail Supplier Disclosure Labels

The Massachusetts Attorney General has submitted a proposed disclosure label to the DPU for use by retail electric suppliers, and the label notably would require retail suppliers to list default service rates on their disclosure labels.

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Pa. Utility Files To Procure Default Service Through Spot Market

Pike County Light & Power has filed with the Pennsylvania PUC a default service plan for the period June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2018 which would continue to rely on New York ISO spot market purchases for all default service load.

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PSC Selects POLR For New Term

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Update: Texas TDU Reports on REP Reimbursement Low-Income Smart Thermostat Program

Texas-New Mexico Power has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas its six-month report regarding the program under which REPs provide free programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays (collectively, in-home devices) to low-income customers, with costs, up to a cap, reimbursed by the TDU

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June 29

Retail Supplier Names Market Veteran as Senior Vice President

A retail supplier has named a new SVP

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Dynegy Sees Retail Business Becoming Dominant Player in Southern Illinois Market, With Market Share Eclipsing All Competitors Combined

Dynegy sees its retail electric supply business further strengthening its position in the Southern Illinois (Ameren/MISO) market, growing its business to exceed the share of all other competitive suppliers combined by 2018.

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Retail Supplier To Acquire Water Heater Rental and Protection Plan Business

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Dynegy Sets "Priority" States for Retail Expansion

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Dynegy Details Retail Acquisition Strategy, Discloses Cost Advantage From Generation Ownership

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June 26

Retail Supplier Exiting Market, Books Purchased By GDF Suez

A GDF Suez company has purchased the books of a retail supplier exiting the market

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Renewable Power Direct Announces Alliance With Retail Supplier to Offer Renewable Power to Businesses

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Stream Wins Legal Case Brought by Solavei

Stream announced that a 192nd District Court judge located in Dallas, Texas dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed against Stream by Solavei LLC during January 2015.

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New York To "Actively Explore" Municipal Aggregation 2.0; Plan Also Suggests Better Publication of ESCO Complaint Data On Power To Choose

New York State's recently released energy plan says that the state will "actively explore" municipal aggregation

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Regulator Opens Review of Variable Rates

The Connecticut PURA has assigned Docket 15-06-15 for its review of variable rates required by Public Act 15-90, which generally bans variable rates but does delegate to PURA the rate treatment for customers on expiring fixed rate contracts who do not take an affirmative action in response to such expiration.

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PUC Approves 15% Decrease in Eversource Default Service Rate

The New Hampshire PUC approved a 15% reduction in the Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource) default energy service rate effective July 1.

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June 25

Bill Capping Commercial, Residential Termination Fees Sent To Governor

A bill which caps electric early termination fees for both residential and small commercial customers has been sent to the Governor.

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Ban on Variable Rates Becomes Law

A governor has signed a bill which bans variable rate electric contracts for residential customers.

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State Opens Inquiry Into Utilities' Supply Costs, Rate-Setting Approaches

The Maine PUC has initiated an inquiry to examine current and potential alternative regulatory and rate-setting approaches for natural gas local distribution company (LDC) supply-related decisions and costs (Docket 2015-00155)

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Cleveland Selects Supplier for Municipal Aggregation Contract, Announces Pricing

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Retail Suppliers Support ISO Proposal To Avoid "Anti-Competitive" Pricing

The California ISO, citing a lack of benefits, has asked FERC to allow the ISO to retain the current level of aggregation for load aggregation point (LAP) zones, and retail suppliers are supporting the ISO's request due to the "anti-competitive" impacts from any further disaggregation of LAPs.

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June 24

Retail Market Veteran Starting New Retail Supplier

A start-up retail supplier is preparing to launch operations.

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Texas REP To Use New Trade Name, Debuts Logo

A Texas retail electric provider announced ...

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Texas TDU To Return Deposits to Retail Providers

Oncor will soon return certain deposits collected from retail electric providers related to transition charges back to the REPs.

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Texas Staff Recommend Rate for Low-Income Discount Provided Through Retail Providers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a recommendation for the level of the discount provided under the low-income discount program.

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Update: Workshop on Third-Party Access to Smart Meter Texas Data

The ERCOT Retail Market Subcommittee and Wholesale Market Subcommittee are jointly conducting a workshop for exploring potential improvements in third party access to customers’ Smart Meter Texas data and in-home devices.

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June 23

PSC Staff: Removing Capacity Costs from LIPA Base Rates Should Be Examined in Separate Proceeding on Choice

The issue of removing capacity costs from base delivery rates at the Long Island Power Authority should be examined in a separated proceeding to be opened concerning retail choice issues at LIPA, New York PSC Staff said in testimony last month concerning LIPA's proposed three-year rate plan.

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Broker-Manager Acquires Building Automation Provider

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Consumer Counsel Seeks To Require Suppliers To Always Charge "Next Month's Rate" Listed on Bill, Even Where Customer Agrees to Rate Change

Electric suppliers should not be permitted to charge customers any rate for a month that varies from the rate listed on the previous month's bill as the rate for the next month, the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel said in comments to PURA

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Retail Provider Paying $1/kWh for Critical Peak Curtailments

 

Utility Forecasts Continued Decline in Choice Customers

As part of a newly filed rate case with the Michigan PSC, Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation forecasts a continued decline in choice customers.

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Retail Supplier Moving Customers to Different Brand

Customers of Public Power, LLC in New Jersey are being moved to Viridian Energy, another brand in the Crius Energy family.

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June 22

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Retail Supplier Over "Market Pricing" Claims (Had Sought Class Action Status)

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit, which had been seeking class action status, against ...

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Retail Supplier Names New VP of Supply, Pricing

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Sperian Energy Launches Service in New Territory

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ESCO Seeks Tariff Waiver at N.Y. PSC

Energy Technology Savings, Inc. petitioned the New York PSC for a waiver of the requirement of the Consolidated Edison tariff that ...

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National Energy Marketers Association To Launch ABC Ethics and Policy Development Team

The National Energy Marketers Association is launching a National ABC Ethics and Policy Development Team

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Texas Staff Recommend Denying Self-Generator Application Due to Wholesale Sales

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June 19

New York PSC Issues Show Cause Orders to Six ESCOs Threatening Revocation of License

The New York PSC has issued show cause orders to six ESCOs, directing each company to show why its eligibility to act as an ESCO in New York State should not be revoked, or why other consequences as set forth in the Commission's Uniform Business Practices (UBP) should not be imposed, for alleged non-compliance with certain UBPs.

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BGE Files New SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC new SOS rates

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Texas PUC Weighs "Informational", Multiple Reserve Margin Measurements, Commission In No "Hurry" Given Healthy Margins

Texas Public Utility Commissioners yesterday discussed next steps regarding its review of the reserve margin, with Chairman Donna Nelson stating that with ERCOT's "healthy" reserve margins, there is no "hurry" to resolve the issue.

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Germ Patrol Seeks License

• New America Power Receives New License
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TDU Intervenes in REP Relinquishment Proceeding, Citing Current Balance

Texas-New Mexico Power moved to intervene in the PUCT proceeding addressing Glacial Energy of Texas, Inc.'s request to relinquish its retail electric provider certificate.

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Retail Market Improvement Report Further Delayed

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has further delayed the deadline for the filing of a Staff report on certain potential retail market enhancements, with the report now due on August 3

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June 18

Regulator Recommends Banning Door-to-Door Sales, Prohibition on Commission-Based Compensation

The Ontario Energy Board has recommended that door-to-door retail energy sales be banned for residential customers

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National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new industrial basic service rates for the period August 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning September 1, 2015.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Indiana Businesses Gear Up To Fight For Electric Choice

 

N.Y. Delegates To Staff Review, Approval of REV Demonstration Projects (Community Choice Aggregation)

In adopting a joint proposal concerning Central Hudson Gas & Electric's current rate cases, the New York PSC affirmed its prior decision to delegate to PSC Staff the review and approval of demonstration projects to be proposed by the utility as part of the Reforming Energy Vision proceeding.

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New York Adopts Joint Proposals With Retail Access Provisions

The New York PSC yesterday adopted joint proposals concerning rate cases at Consolidated Edison and Central Hudson Gas & Electric which include provisions relating to retail access.

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• New York Approves Utility Procurement of Demand Response
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June 17

Retail Supplier Exits Market

A company has ceased operations as a retail supplier

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New Utility To Launch Purchase of Receivables Program

A utility said that it would launch a POR program for the first time

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CPower Acquires Demand Response Assets from Curtailment Service Provider

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RetailEnergyX: Update: Dallas Councilors Seek Deferral of Consideration of $450 Million TXU Contract

 

Affiliate of Texas Retail Provider Receives Supplier License in Northeast

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N.Y. PSC To Hold Collaborative on Utility Bills, Promoting Customers Engagement

New York PSC Staff will convene a collaborative meeting on ...

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Regulator Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier

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Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

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June 16

Settlement Would Set Amount for New Charges Applicable to Texas Retail Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed for approval of interim rates for its proposed new Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), which it said are identical to the rates agreed to in a stipulation among the parties in the case (with such stipulation not yet formally filed).

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State To Stay Customer Notification Requirements, Re-examine Along With Supplier Website, Other Rules

The Connecticut PURA, under a draft decision, would re-open Docket 13-07-18 to re-examine several issues from its November 2014 order in the proceeding, including issues related to: customer notification method requirements; supplier website requirements; cancellation (rescission) methodology requirements; and communication of exact enrollment date requirements

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Draft Order Would Deny Utility's Proposal To Offer Line-Item Billing Service for Non-Utility Providers (Affiliates)

A draft California PUC resolution would deny the application of San Diego Gas and Electric to provide line item billing service for non-tariffed products or services provided by non-utility providers, including utility affiliates

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RetailEnergyX: "Hurry" For Dallas To Award $450 Million, 84-Month Contract to TXU Questioned

 

Eligo Energy Receives Licenses in New State

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June 15

Texas REP Offering Free Smart Thermostat, $40 Bonus For Enrolling in New Demand Response Program

A REP has launched a demand response program for Texas customers

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Texas TDU Reaches 90% Threshold for REP Reimbursements Under Low-Income Smart Thermostat Program

A TDU has reported in a market notice that it has expended 75% of program funds under the low-income smart thermostat and in-home display program under which REPs are reimbursed by the TDU for providing the devices to eligible low-income customers at no cost.

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Ambit Energy Seeks Licenses in New State

• Texas REP Receives OK to Add Business-Focused Trade Name To Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: D.C. Opens Investigation on Grid Modernization (Distributed Resources, Storage, Etc.)

 

Pepco Files New SOS Rates

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Delmarva Files New SOS Rates

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Texas REP Would Pay $220,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A REP would pay $220,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve ...

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Texas Staff: New Enrollment Process Envisioned by REP "Relatively Unknown," Necessitates Hearing

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said that a hearing regarding IGS Energy's sought good cause exception to the enrollment requirements in P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.474(f)(2) and (3), to enable a new enrollment method developed by IGS Energy, is necessary because IGS's, "proposed process and the protection from misuse and fraud it offers are still relatively unknown."

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June 12

Retail Supplier To Pay $6,000 Under Agreement With Attorney General Over Marketing Practices

An EGS has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with the Pennsylvania Attorney General to resolve allegations, as stated by the AG, that the company, "misled consumers through its marketing practices."

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Presentation of Supplier Enrollment Fees on Rate Board, Impact on Price Ranking Draws Attention from Competitors, Regulator

The practice of certain retail suppliers to charge an enrollment fee to customers, and how this fee should be presented on the Connecticut PURA rate board, has drawn attention from competing suppliers in the market as well as PURA.

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Eversource To Decrease Default Service Rate 15%

Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource Energy) has requested a 15% reduction in its default energy service rate effective July 1.

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada PUC Denies Customer's Application To Take Competitive Supply, Will Open Docket To Develop Metrics For Evaluating Similar Applications

 

State To Further Consider Issue of Listing Supplier's Rate For the Next Month on Customer Bills

The Connecticut PURA has scheduled a hearing regarding Docket 14-07-19RE01, concerning changes to customer bills required by statute, to further consider the issue of presenting a supplier's rate for the next month on the customer's bill.

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New Regulator To Conduct Public Outreach Events on Electric Choice

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will begin conducting outreach events on electricity issues including electric choice, PURA staff reported at a recent supplier workgroup meeting

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Pa. Adopts Final Rules Related to Interest on Default Service Cost Reconciliations

The Pennsylvania PUC has adopted final rules concerning the application of interest to default electric service over-collections and under-collections.

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License Briefs

• Texas REP Files to Relinquish Certificate With Transfer Of Customers Completed
• New Entity Files for Texas REP Certificate

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• ERCOT Provides Status Update on SSO Study Parameters

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June 11

Utility Which Also Acts As Competitive Supplier To Spinoff Retail Supplier Into Separate Affiliate

A utility has sought approval to transfer the assets of its unregulated retail services division into a separate business entity

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO, Hires Retail Market Vet

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MidAmerican Retail Supplier Plans Expansion

Could expand to four new states

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New Texas REPs Offering Free Nights Plan

REPs launch free nights plan

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Final Settlement Regarding Divestiture of PSNH Utility Power Plants Filed

A final settlement among Public Service of New Hampshire (Eversource), New Hampshire PUC Staff, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the state's Office of Energy and Planning, retail suppliers, and other parties has been reached and filed with the PUC

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FERC Denies Sought Make-Whole Payments in PJM, But Opens Investigation of Issue

FERC denied make-whole payments sought by various Duke Energy generators related to their operation during the polar vortex, but opened a section 206 proceeding regarding compensation to generators in such circumstances (Docket EL14-45)

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June 10

Retail Suppliers To Immediately Be Subject To Higher, Uncertain Costs As FERC Accepts PJM's Proposed Transition In Approving Capacity Performance

FERC generally accepted as-filed PJM's capacity performance proposal, including most notably approving PJM's proposed transition mechanism without modification.

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ERCOT To Raise System Administration Fee 20% (Cost for REPs)

ERCOT's Board of Directors has approved a nearly 20% increase in the system administration fee, and will seek approval for the new fee from the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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FERC Chair: "Flawed" PJM Capacity Performance Design Will Allow Generator To Profit From Non-Performance

In a dissent from a FERC order largely adopting PJM's capacity performance proposal without modification, FERC Chairman Norman Bay warned that the flawed market design adopted by his colleagues will allow generators to profit despite non-performance.

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RetailEnergyX: House Passes Retail Electric Consumer Bill of Rights (Advance Notice of Rate Increases)

 

New Retail Provider Seeks Texas REP Certificate

A new REP has sought a Texas certificate

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Retail Supplier Affiliate Seeks Exception from Net Metering Rule

Direct Energy Solar petitioned the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for a limited exception from the state's Net Metering Regulations at 220 C.M.R. § 18.00, et seq.

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Texas REP Withdraws Complaint Against TDU Over Disconnection Orders

Nueces Electric Cooperative, Inc., for its NEC Retail division, has withdrawn a formal complaint against AEP Texas Central Company at the Public Utility Commission of Texas

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June 9

Draft Order Would Deny Nevada Customer's Application to Take Competitive Supply

A draft Nevada PUC order would deny the application of Switch Ltd. to take competitive electricity supply.

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FERC Directs Retail Supplier To Provide Update On Ownership Dispute

FERC directed BluCo Energy LLC to provide the Commission with a status and scheduling concerning litigation which is contesting the ownership of the retail supplier, in light of dueling petitions before FERC for transactions to acquire the supplier.

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Regulator Sends Letters To 11 Retail Suppliers To Update Contact Info As Required in November Order

The Connecticut PURA has issued letters to 11 retail suppliers directing the suppliers to comply with a November 2014 order requiring all suppliers to update their contact information with the Authority.

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Launches Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan; Vision For All New Homes To Generate As Much Energy As They Use

 

Retail Suppliers Detail "Difficulties" in Maine Market Since Unitil Acquisition of Northern Utilities

In testimony concerning Northern Utilities' proposal to provide capacity planning for 100% of its load with the exception of dual fuel customers (eliminating the capacity exempt status for other transportation customers), Global Montello Group Corp. and Sprague Operating Resources, LLC expressed that they are, "very concerned with the implementation of Northern's retail access program under Unitil's management."

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Pennsylvania Loses 10,000 Residential Electric Shoppers In Past Month

Pennsylvania saw the number of residential customers on competitive supply decrease by over 10,000 accounts on a statewide basis from late April to late May, according to the latest data on PA Power Switch

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June 8

Settlement Would Require Utility To Conduct Study on Lowering Hourly Pricing Threshold for Default Service

A joint proposal in Orange & Rockland's current electric rate case would require the New York utility to study the expansion of mandatory day ahead hourly pricing for default service customers.

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Another Regulated Utility With Choice Programs Names Business Development Vice President Charged With Responding to "Evolving" Customer Needs

American Electric Power named Philip J. Dion as vice president, Technology Business Development

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Crius Energy Trust Increases Bought Deal Equity Financing to C$40.1 Million

Crius Energy Trust announced that it has increased its previously announced "bought-deal" financing to 5,900,000 units of the company.

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RetailEnergyX: Hunt Consolidated To Begin Discussions With InfraREIT Regarding Potential Oncor Acquisition

 

Citing Delay, Texas REP Opposes Hearing on Good Cause Exception Request Related to Enrollment Verification Rules

Accent Energy Texas, LP d/b/a IGS Energy has asked the Public Utility Commission of Texas that its request for a good cause exception to certain enrollment verification rules not be referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings, as requested by Commission Staff.

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Massachusetts Seeks Comment on Utility Ownership of Energy Storage Assets

As part of a new proceeding regarding energy storage (D.P.U. 15-ESC-12), the Massachusetts DPU has sought comment on utility ownership of energy storage Specifically, the DPU asked:

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From May Default Service Auction at Duke Energy Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from the May 2015 default service auction at Duke Energy Ohio.

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Texas Generators Would Pay $70,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

Two Texas generators would collectively pay $70,000 under settlements with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ERCOT Protocols § 8.5.1.1 and ERCOT Operating Guide §§ 2.2.8 and 2.3.1.2, relating to primary frequency response

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June 5

Crius Energy Trust Announces C$30.6 Million Bought Deal Equity Financing

Crius Energy Trust has entered into an agreement with Cormark Securities Inc., on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Cormark, Scotiabank and RBC Capital Markets pursuant to which ...

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Texas Complaint Which Had Implicated REPs' Obligations In Communicating Changes in TDU Charges Dismissed (Had Raised Specter of Obligation to Provide Advance Notice, Obtain Consent for Changes in TDU Pass-Throughs)

A Texas complaint which had implicated retail electric providers' obligations to customers prior to assessing a new or modified TDU pass-through charge on customers has been dismissed by an ALJ as, with the customer's REP crediting the customer for the disputed charges, there is no remaining relief which the customer could receive from litigating the case before the PUCT.

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Source Power & Gas Receives License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Utilities Post Official New BGS Default Service Rates

 

AMERIgreen Energy Launches Service in New Territory

AMERIgreen Energy Inc. announced that it has begun offering natural gas supply at ...

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State To Examine Default Service Green Product Option

The Connecticut PURA has opened a review of the Connecticut Clean Energy Options Program to determine whether the program should be extended beyond December 31, 2016 (Docket No. 10-05-07RE01).

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• Connecticut Schedules Supplier Working Group Meetings
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• Municipal Aggregation Now "Dominant" Power Supplier
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June 4

Broker To Acquire Retail Supplier

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Texas Staff Recommend Reduction in New CenterPoint TDU Fee To Be Charged to Retail Providers

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric's requested revenue requirement for a new Distribution Cost Recovery Factor be revised downward by about $7 million, resulting in a lower charge applicable to REPs under the fee.

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Texas REP Reports Change in Management

A REP filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for an amendment to its retail electric provider certificate to reflect a change in management.

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Marketer's Solicitation Permit Pulled Due To Complaints

 

EDF Energy Services Receives Retail Supplier License in New State

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From May Default Service Auction at AEP Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from the May 2015 default service auction at AEP Ohio.

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RetailEnergyX: California Senate Passes Bill To Expand Retail Choice, With Renewable Source Proviso

 

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June 3

Regulator Closes Review of Retail Supplier's Pass-Through ISO-NE Winter Reliability Surcharge Without Taking Action

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State To Open Review of Rate-Setting Process for Default Service Supply Costs

The Maine PUC has assigned Docket 2015-00155 for a Commission-initiated inquiry into regulatory and rate-setting approaches for natural gas supply costs

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Viridian Energy Seeks New Supplier License

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Could Be Asked To Prohibit Retail Providers From Limiting Customer's Choice of Demand Response Provider (LMP-G in ERCOT Draft Released)

 

Retail Supplier Hires New Partner Manager

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Retail Supplier Adopting New Trade Name

A retail supplier is adopting a new name

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June 2

Retail Supplier Seeking to Sell Part of Customer Book

A retail supplier is seeking to sell part of its customer book

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Retail Supplier Sues Utility Over Billing Practices, Alleges Withholding of Customer Payments

A retail supplier has sued a utility over billing practices

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Retail Supplier To Issue Refunds Under Proposed Settlement

A retail supplier would issue refunds to certain customers under a settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: ISO/RTO Council Report Reveals Investors' Statements on Market Design Preferences Can't Be Trusted; Follow The Money

 

N.Y. Agency: "Preferred" Mechanism For Large-Scale Renewables Is RFP Allowing Utility-Owned Generation To Compete With PPAs

The "preferred" mechanism for promoting large-scale renewable (LSR) development in New York is an open-source solicitation using a state entity as soliciting entity and the electric distribution companies as the PPA buyer or project owner, a NYSERDA report concludes

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RetailEnergyX: New Jersey Utilities Lowering Supply Rates

 

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June 1

N.J. Retail Supplier Expanding to New States

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Utility Seeks Waiver To Allow For Delay In Introducing Joint Supplier-Utility Bill

A utility has petitioned the Pennsylvania PUC for a waiver of several requirements related to retail electric supplier billing, including introduction of the joint supplier-utility bill, due to ongoing implementation of its new backoffice and customer billing system

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Stipulation Would Allow Industrial Customers To Opt-Out of Nonbypassable Treatment of PJM Charges, Make Retail Suppliers Responsible For Costs

A new stipulation among the FirstEnergy Ohio utilities and several industrial customer groups concerning the utilities' pending electric security plan filing would create a "pilot" program allowing certain industrial customers to opt-out of nonbypassable treatment of various non-market-based PJM charges, with such charges instead assigned to, and collected by, the customer's load-serving entity, rather than the distribution company.

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RetailEnergyX: New Owner of PPL EnergyPlus Seen Growing Through More Acquisitions

 

Two Proposals Offered To Allow Shopping Customers To Receive Low-Income Discount

Two proposals have been offered to the District of Columbia PSC to make the residential low-income electric assistance discount portable, or available to customers regardless of their electric supplier.

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FERC Fines Power Traders Nearly $30 Million

FERC issued an order concluding that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon: Bills To Support Nukes Won’t Be Enacted This Session

 

FERC Accepts ISO-NE Potential New Boundaries for Capacity Zones

FERC accpeted a filing from ISO New England that identifies two potential new boundaries for Capacity Zones for ISO-NE’s tenth Forward Capacity Auction (FCA 10).

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May 29

Ohio Clarifies New Purchase of Receivables Program, Participation, Cost Recovery

In a rehearing order, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has clarified several aspects of the purchase of receivables program that was ordered to be implemented at AEP Ohio

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Initial Decision Would Find Retail Supplier's Use of Term "Competitive" Violated Marketing Rules Based on Actual Prices Charged (Precedent That Rate Only 5% Higher Uncompetitive?)

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would conclude that the use of the term "competitive" by a retail supplier sales agent during a sales call to describe rates after an introductory period, when the rates subsequently charged were not found to be competitive by the ALJ, amounts to violation of Sections 62.114 and 111.12 of the Public Utility Code

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Texas Market Veteran Joins Retail Provider as VP Of Small Commercial Sales

A Texas retail market vet has joined a REP as VP of small commercial sales

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Ohio Utility Default Service Prices Increase By Up To 8 Percent

 

Star Energy Partners Launches Service In New State

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State Closes Investigation of Retail Supplier Without Taking Further Action

The Connecticut PURA has closed an investigation of ...

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Revised Draft Would Allow Suppliers To Continue To Serve Incidental Residential Accounts With Complex Products

A revised draft Connecticut PURA decision would find that "incidental" residential accounts -- those meters associated with non-residential customers but assigned a residential rate class -- are not subject to new statutory billing information requirements, removing the concern that such incidental accounts would be prohibited from taking complex rate products.

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N.Y. Sets Collaborative Meetings on ESCO Consolidated Billing, Service To Low-Income Customers

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RetailEnergyX: Public Citizen Files FERC Complaint Over MISO Capacity Auction

 

May 28

Connecticut Bill Banning Variable Rates Heads to Governor

Following earlier passage in the Senate, a state House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to ban variable rate electric contracts for residential customers.

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Draft Order Would Require Retail Supplier to Provide Refund to Customers Who Did Not Receive Contract Expiration Notices

A Connecticut PURA draft decision would require a retail supplier to provide refunds to certain customers served under a fixed rate contract that the draft would conclude did not receive a notice about a change in their generation price 30-60 days before the end of their contract as required under Connecticut General Statutes §16-245o(g)(1).

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Retail Supplier Names New Director of Regulatory Affairs

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Pushing for Stiffer Penalties for "Impersonation" of Utility

 

PSC Approves Lower POR Discount Rates

The Maryland PSC has approved updated purchase of receivables discount rates at Baltimore Gas & Electric

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Retail Suppliers Slam Utility's Poor Data Quality For "Shockingly Low" (5%) Success Rate in Use of Account Number Look-Up Tool

The NRG Energy retail suppliers reported that the "shockingly low" success rate seen by retail electric suppliers using PECO's remote account number look-up tool is due to the poor data quality of PECO's customer list, and PECO's insistence on a 100% character-for-character match.

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The Energy Co-op Receives Authority to Serve New Service Area

• Central Energy-North East Receives New License

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May 27

Illinois Posts New Ameren Price to Compare, Confirms 30% Increase

The Illinois Commerce Commission has posted new Prices to Compare for Ameren for the period beginning June 1, 2015.

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Utilities Propose Requiring Retail Suppliers To Submit Deposit for EDI Testing

Two utilities have, as part of a new distribution rate case, proposed instituting a deposit for ESCOs to perform EDI testing.

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Update: Nstar Files New Basic Service Rates for Large C&Is After Second RFP

After conducting a second RFP, Nstar has awarded contracts to serve large commercial and industrial customers in the NEMA load zone for the three-month period beginning July 1, 2015, and has filed new basic service rates with the DPU

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RetailEnergyX: City Warns Residents About "Misleading" Energy Solicitations

 

Ohio Sets Matter of Transferring Bypassable Reconciliation Costs Into Nonbypassable Rider For Hearing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set for hearing the application of Dayton Power & Light to move certain under-recovered costs under the bypassable Competitive Bid True-up (CBT) rider into the nonbypassable reconciliation rider (RR-N).

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• SolarCity Names Former Goldman Exec As Business Development SVP

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May 26

Retail Provider Partners With Texas Coalition for Affordable Power To Offer Demand Response Programs

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power has partnered with a retail provider to design and implement several demand response programs for TCAP aggregation members.

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Regulator Proposes Applying Default Service Bill Recalculation To Municipal Aggregation Customers, Except When Aggregation Starts Coincident to New Default Service Term

The Massachusetts DPU has proposed that the basic service bill recalculation apply to all municipal aggregation electric customers, except in cases where the aggregation is initiated coincident with one of the basic service pricing terms.

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Texas Power Marketer To Pay $10,000 To Resolve Allegedly "False And Misleading" Financial Statements

A Texas power marketer would pay $10,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve Staff's allegations that the marketer filed "false and misleading information" as part of financial statement submissions to ERCOT.

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RetailEnergyX: D.C. Seeking To Promote Municipal Aggregation, Boost Participation

 

NRG Energy Selected By N.Y. Utility for Proposed Microgrid Project

NRG Energy has been selected by Central Hudson Gas & Electric for a microgrid demonstration project under Central Hudson's proposed Reforming the Energy Visions demonstration projects.

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• Two New Commissioners Approved for Delaware PSC

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May 22

Company Which Acquired Retail Supplier In "Default" Under Sale Agreement

Premier Holding Corporation, which last fall purchased a majority stake in retail supplier Lexington Power & Light (LPL), reported in a 10Q that ...

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Utility To Seek Waiver of Requirement to Offer Time of Use Rate Through Retail Supplier For One Year

Duquesne Light has informed the Pennsylvania PUC that, by the end of the month, it intends to seek a waiver of a requirement that it offer, for a limited one-year term, a Time of Use generation rate program that was to be supplied by a single retail supplier.

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First Point Power Seeks Retail Supplier License in New State
• Ioway Energy Receives Retail Supplier License in New State

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RetailEnergyX: Report: 77,000 Eversource Massachusetts Customers Switch to Competitive Supply Since Default Rate Spike

 

Bargain Energy Launches Service in New State

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• Report: City of Davis Considers Joining Calif. Municipal Aggregation
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May 21

Senate Passes Bill Banning Variable Rates

A state Senate passed a bill yesterday to ban variable electric contracts for residential customers.

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Texas Distributed Generation Provider Seeks Retail Provider License

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Nstar Basic Service Rate To Remain Above 10¢

Nstar has filed new electric basic service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2015, and the fixed rate for residential and small C&I customers remains above (or near) 10¢/kWh.

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RetailEnergyX: Update: FirstEnergy Pa. Prices To Compare Change Slightly As Listed on PA Power Switch

 

Retail Supplier Names New VP of Finance, Sets Target Markets for Expansion

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Texas REP Seeks to Add Business-Focused Trade Name To Certificate

• Brookstone Energy Seeks New Licenses

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Texas REP Files Complaint Against TDU For Refusal To Disconnect Customer

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From April Default Service Auction at AEP Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from the April 2015 default service auction at AEP Ohio.

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• Sustainable Westchester Forms Municipal Solar Buyers Group
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May 20

FirstEnergy Names Utility Exec To Lead New Value-Added Products/Services Group; CEO Says Customers Want "Utility" To Offer New Smart Energy Products

FirstEnergy Corp. announced that Dennis Chack has been named senior vice president, Marketing and Branding.

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Update: PECO June 1 Price to Compare To Fall Based on Transmission Rate Change

PECO has posted revised Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2015 due to a change in its bypassable transmission rate

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Utility Recommends Fee for Suppliers Listing Offers on State Rate Board, Limit on Termination Fees

Massachusetts should impose a fee on competitive retail electric suppliers who seek to use a forthcoming state-administered electricity shopping website and rate board, Nstar and WMECO (Eversource) said in comments to the DPU

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AG Seeks To Prohibit Plans Which Renew Onto Monthly Rate From State Shopping Website

Massachusetts should require that retail electric supply plans, which include an automatic renewal, that are posted on the state's forthcoming electric shopping website renew for a term of at least 12 months, the Massachusetts Attorney General told the DPU

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Parent of Retail Supplier Posts Higher Revenues

ONEnergy Inc., the parent of Sunwave Gas & Power Inc., posted higher revenue in the quarter ending March 31, 2015.

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May 19

Direct Energy Piloting Remotely Controllable Smart Water Heaters For Demand Response, Frequency Regulation

Direct Energy is engaged in a pilot to evaluate the capabilities of remotely controllable smart electric water heaters.

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Duquesne Light Price to Compare To Fall

Duquesne Light's Price to Compare will fall for residential and small business customers starting June 1, according to official Prices to Compare now posted by the company.

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Retail Supplier to Drop Pennsylvania Customers to Default Service

Blue Pilot Energy will drop its Pennsylvania electric customers to default service to the extent they do not choose another supplier in response to a notice from Blue Pilot that it is exiting the market, according to the Office of Consumer Advocate.

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RetailEnergyX: Village Warns Residents Of Retail Energy Solicitors And "Confusing" Information

 

CenterPoint TDU Residential AMS Surcharge To Cease Being Charged to Retail Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric's advanced metering systems (AMS) surcharge, for residential customers only, will terminate on May 31, 2015 as scheduled.

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PUC Seeks "Preferred Solution" To High Wholesale Prices

Staff of the New Hampshire PUC have invited stakeholders to offer, "written description of [their] preferred solution to address the high winter wholesale electricity prices that have plagued New Hampshire's and the region's electricity markets in recent winters."

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Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of June 2015.

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May 18

Vantage Commodities To Acquire Another Retail Supplier

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Affiliate of Texas Retail Provider Seeks License in Northeast
• Eco-Energy Receives Retail Supplier License

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Parent of Texas Retail Provider Posts Profit, Doubles Revenue

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent of Texas retail provider Summer Energy, LLC, posted net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 of $351,000, compared to a loss of $1.0 million a year ago.

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Orders Filing of "Grid of the Future" Proceeding in Approving Exelon-Pepco Merger

 

NEM Honors Regulators With Awards For Advancement of Retail Energy Markets

The National Energy Marketers Association, at its recent national restructuring conference, honored three regulators for their advancement of retail energy markets.

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Xoom Energy Offering Service in New Territories

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Ohio Accepts Results From Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Duke Energy Ohio's first wholesale auction that will ultimately determine its retail electric generation service rates for the period June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2018.

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May 15

Spark Energy Reports "Strong" Unit Margins, Continues SoCal Attrition

Spark Energy saw "strong" unit margins during the quarter ending March 31, 2015, and continued to experience attrition due to its withdrawal from the Southern California gas market, consistent with prior expectations.

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Just Energy Mass Market Customer Count Dips, Records Overall Growth On C&I Gains

Just Energy was serving 1.985 million mass market Residential Customer Equivalents (RCEs) as of March 31, 2015, versus 1.991 million mass market RCEs as of December 31, 2014 and 1.945 million mass market RCEs a year ago, the company said in reporting earnings

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Western Mass. Default Service Rates To Remain Nearly 10¢

Western Massachusetts Electric Company has filed basic service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2015, and while lower than the winter rates, residential and small commercial fixed rates will still be nearly 10¢/kWh.

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RetailEnergyX: Green Mountain Energy Assumes Supplier Role in Arlington, TX Affinity Program

 

PSC Opens "In-Depth" Review of Default Service

The District of Columbia PSC has commenced an "in-depth" review of Washington Gas Light's default service procurement and design of the Purchased Gas Charge, and has sought comment on its proposed review plan

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Citing Uncertainty on FERC Jurisdiction, D.C. Shelves Review of Dynamic Pricing

The District of Columbia PSC has suspended its review of potential dynamic pricing programs, including potentially making SOS a dynamic pricing program (or adding an optional SOS dynamic pricing rate), citing the uncertainty regarding what compensation, if any, will be available in the wholesale market for demand response.

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May 14

Update: Spark Energy Discloses Purchase Price For Oasis Energy

Spark Energy, Inc. announced that the purchase price for Oasis Energy is ...

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Crius Energy Sets Growth Plans for Texas, Comcast in Reporting Earnings

Crius outlined its growth priorities for the year in releasing first quarter earnings.

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Retail Supplier Exiting Market, Dropping Customers to Default Service

A retail supplier is exiting the retail electric market, and will drop its customers to default service if they have not chosen another electric supplier.

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Revokes Retail Supplier, Broker Licenses For Non-Filing, Orders Companies to Cease Business

 

Regulator Won't Force Retail Supplier To Return Customers To Utility For Late-Filed License "Renewal" Application

The Connecticut PURA will not require a retail supplier to return customers to default service because the supplier did not timely file an application to "renew" its license.

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Ohio Accepts Results From May AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved the results of AEP Ohio's second wholesale auction that will, along with other auctions, ultimately determine its default service retail generation service rates for the period June 1, 2015 through May 2018.

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May 13

Parent of Retail Supplier to Offer LG Chem Energy Storage Systems

The parent of a retail supplier announced a sales and distribution agreement with LG Chem

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Retail Supplier Names New Senior Vice President

A retail supplier has named a new SVP

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Champion Energy Services Receives License in New State
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RetailEnergyX: ComEd To Pay Customers $40 To Take Value-Added Services

 

Texas Staff: REPs' Duty To Communicate Demand Charges to Customers Applicable "Upon Enrollment"

"The duty [of retail electric providers] to disclose the applicability of demand charges is only upon enrollment, not after that time," Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said in a statement of position concerning a complaint case regarding demand charges.

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Calpine Names New Chief Commercial Officer

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May 12

Parent of Retail Supplier to Acquire Oasis Energy

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Consolidated Edison Considering "Strategic Alternatives" To Retail Supply Business

Consolidated Edison, "is considering strategic alternatives with respect to the retail electric supply business of its competitive energy businesses," the company said in a 10-Q released last week

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N.Y. Attorney General Seeks Conditions on ESCO's Marketing to Residential Customers, Own Review Continues

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: Japanese Firms Look to U.S. for Power Deregulation Input

 

New York Sets Meetings on Supplier Consolidated Billing

The New York PSC Staff will convene a series of collaborative meetings to investigate and evaluate operational issues required for consolidated Energy Service Companies (ESCO) billing (CEB) ...

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Ohio Retail Market Improvement Report Expected Next Week

Those who had eagerly anticipated a May 11 filing of an Ohio retail market report will have to wait potentially another week, as a modest extension has been granted for the filing of the report.

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Texas Generator To Pay $121,500 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

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May 11

Exclusive: energy.me Acquired By Retail Supplier

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Consolidated Edison Considering "Strategic Alternatives" To Retail Supply Business

Consolidated Edison, "is considering strategic alternatives with respect to the retail electric supply business of its competitive energy businesses," the company said in a 10-Q released last week

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Dynegy Sees Itself Expanding Retail Book Through Acquisitions

Dynegy sees itself as best suited to be an integrator, "and to look at, probably, expanding our book of business through acquisitions," as opposed to organic growth, Sheree Petrone, Executive Vice President-Retail at Dynegy, said during DNV GL's Retail Energy Executive Forum

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NRG Reports "Strong" Retail Margins, Customer Count Down Slightly

NRG reported that the $51 million increase in adjusted EBITDA for its Home Retail business during the quarter ending March 31, 2015, versus the year-ago, was driven by effective margin and risk management combined with colder than normal weather and lower supply costs

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RetailEnergyX: Now That ERCOT Forecasts Adequate Reserves, NRG Suddenly "Skeptical" of CDR Report

 

Update: CL&P Default Service Rates To Fall By One-Third

After announcing an average rate on Friday, Connecticut Light & Power has filed specific new default service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2015, with the residential rate set to fall by one-third.

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United Illuminating Default Service Rates To Fall By One-Third (C&I Rate To Fall to 3¢)

United Illuminating has filed new default service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2015, and the new residential Standard Service rate will decrease by one-third

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WGL Reports "Excellent" Quarter for Retail Marketing Segment

WGL Holdings' retail energy marketing segment reported adjusted EBIT of $27.0 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2015, an increase of $34.8 million, over adjusted EBIT of $(7.8) million for the year-ago quarter.

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Order Grants License to Supplier, Requires $18,000 Donation To Fuel Fund

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May 8

Regulator Slams "Callous" Actions of Retail Supplier in Seeking $300,000 in Penalties, Supplier Says NOV Inaccurately Reflects Evidence

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TXU Parent Grows Residential, C&I Retail Energy Customer Count During Q1

Energy Future Holdings, parent of TXU Energy and 4Change Energy, recorded an increase in both its residential and C&I retail energy customer count during the three months ended March 31, 2015, EFH said in a 10-Q

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New Pennsylvania PUC Chair Has Pushed For Long-Term Contracts

The Pennsylvania PUC recognized Gov. Tom Wolf's appointment of Commissioner Gladys Brown as the PUC's new Chairman, effective at noon yesterday.

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RetailEnergyX: C&I Customer Calls Retail Energy Pricing A "Shell Game"

 

Connecticut Light & Power Default Service Rate to Fall

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Flash: NRG Says Retail Business Shows "Particular Strength"

NRG Energy said in reporting earnings this morning that its competitive retail business showed, "particular strength."

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy: Utilities Have $12/Month Advantage From Incumbent Position

 

Constellation Exec: "Reality" Is Little Headway In Opening New Retail Markets; Nothing On Horizon in Next Three Years

The reality, despite the advocacy that we've attempted, [is that] we haven't had much success opening up markets," Mark Huston, President of Constellation Retail, said during DNV GL's Retail Energy Executive Forum

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Retail Supplier Would Make $2,000 Charitable Contribution Under Settlement With Regulator

A retail supplier would make a $2,000 charitable contribution to Operation Fuel, Inc. to fully resolve a Connecticut PURA Notice of Violation

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RetailEnergyX: TXU Parent Records Impairment of $700 Million of Goodwill Due To Lower Forecast Wholesale Prices

 

May 7

Regulator Urges Commission To Address "Outrageous" Retail Supplier Marketing Activity, Complaints

Illinois Commerce Commissioner Miguel del Valle yesterday urged the Commission to step up its oversight efforts to address "outrageous" retail suppliers marketing tactics.

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AGL Announces New Leadership for Retail Energy Businesses

AGL Resources announced a series of management changes yesterday, including new leadership for its retail energy businesses.

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CEO Departs Texas Retail Provider

A CEO has departed a Texas REP

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Sells Wholesale Petroleum Business

 

Massachusetts Issues Proposed Rules for Retail Electricity Rate Board, Website

The Massachusetts DPU has issued proposed rules for a DPU retail electricity rate board and shopping website.

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PUC Staff Supports Six-Month Contracts for Default Service, Disinclined To Support Laddering At This Time

Staff of the New Hampshire PUC have recommended that for the residential and small commercial customers, the PUC should use six-month contracts for default service, with 100% of required load being bid at each procurement.

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Regulator Approves Settlement With Retail Supplier; $262,000 in Refunds To Be Provided

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved a settlement under which ...

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Pennsylvania Still Seeing Declines in Residential Shopping, Except at PPL, PECO

Most of Pennsylvania's seven large EDCs saw a decline in the number of residential electric customers on competitive supply from March to April, according to the latest stats on PA Power Switch.

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May 6

Texas Retail Provider Introduces Free Mornings And Evenings Plan

A Texas REP has launched Free Mornings and Evenings

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ICC Posts Official ComEd Price to Compare

The Illinois Commerce Commission has posted the official Price to Compare for Commonwealth Edison for the period beginning June 1, 2015.

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Genie Retail Energy Customer Count Slips on Colder Weather, Churn Steady

Genie Retail Energy, the parent of IDT Energy and several other retail energy brands, saw its customer count decline marginally during the three months ended March 31, 2015 on lower gross additions, which customer churn was steady versus the prior sequential quarter.

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Texas REP, TDU Seek Dismissal of Complaint, As Moot, That Implicates REPs' Obligation to Inform Customers of TDU Rate Changes

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and Ambit Energy have jointly petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas to dismiss a complaint case as moot concerning the imposition of demand charges on a customer after their delivery rate class was reclassified.

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Another Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation "Demonstration" Project Proposed in New York

Citizens for Local Power (CLP) has proposed an opt-out municipal aggregation "demonstration" project for Ulster County, New York, as part of a collaborative on Reforming the Energy Visions projects resulting from Central Hudson's rate case.

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RESA: CL&P "May Be" Improperly Assigning Residential Rate Classification To Commercial Customers

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource), "may be improperly assigning residential rate classifications to commercial customers," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to PURA.

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Mass. DPU Dismisses Attorney General Claims Against Cape Light Compact Muni Aggregation, But "Strongly Encourages" Review With Other Agencies

The Massachusetts DPU approved a revised municipal aggregation plan for the Cape Light Compact, dismissing various concerns raised by the Attorney General, as either irrelevant to the aggregation plan itself, or outside of the DPU's jurisdiction.

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May 5

New York PSC Launches Investigation Into "Prominent" Retail Supplier

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO

A retail supplier has named a new CEO

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Retail Supplier To Provide $2 Million in Refunds, Agrees To Cease Variable Rate Offers For One Year Under Settlement With AG

A retail supplier would provide $2 million in customer refunds and agree to not offer variable rates through June 30, 2016, under a settlement with ...

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Regulator Provides Examples of Non-Compliant Contract Summary Disclosure Statements from Retail Suppliers

The Connecticut PURA has issued a notice concerning new standard contract summary templates and examples of contract summaries which it said are non-compliant with the new standard.

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PSNH Forecasts 15% Reduction in Default Service Rates For July 1

Public Service Company of New Hampshire (Eversource Energy) has forecast a 15% lower default service rate for the period beginning July 1, 2015.

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ERCOT CDR Shows Sufficient Reserve Margin Through 2022

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report shows that reserve margins are expected to exceed 15 percent through 2021, and above the target 13.75% through 2022.

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May 4

PPL Price to Compare to Decrease 11% on June 1

PPL Electric Utilities' Price to Compare will decrease 11% on June 1 for ...

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Hudson Energy Launches Service in New Territories

Hudson Energy announced the expansion of its service footprint to ...

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NOPEC Selects Retail Supplier For New Aggregation At Ohio Power

NOPEC has selected a retail supplier to supply its first municipal electric aggregation in the Ohio Power (AEP Ohio) service area.

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RetailEnergyX: FirstEnergy Solutions Reports Reduced Retail Sales

 

Utility Files To Introduce POR With 5% Discount

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed at the Massachusetts DPU to implement a purchase of receivables program with a 5% discount rate for residential customers.

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Regulator Approves Negative POR Discount; Discounts At Three Utilities

The Massachusetts DPU allowed new purchase of receivables discount rates at three utilities to take effect May 1, 2015, subject to further review and reconciliation similar to other annual reconciliation filings (e.g. basic service reconciliation factors).

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Pa. PUC Conducting Review of Treatment Of Non-Market Based Charges Imposed on LSEs by PJM With Eye Toward Enhancing Retail Market

The Pennsylvania PUC has informed the electric distribution companies that its Office of Competitive Market Oversight is performing an informal review of the non-market based charges imposed on load serving entities (LSEs) by PJM.

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FERC Issues $5 Million Penalty Against Generator For Manipulating Reliability Payments

FERC issued an order issuing a civil penalty in the amount of $5 million against ...

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May 1

Parent of Retail Supplier Purchases Provider of LED Lighting Solutions, Retrofits

The parent of a retail supplier announced that it has acquired ...

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Rhode Island Retail Choice "Promised Land" Is Out There, But PUC Needs Suppliers to Combat "Paternalistic" State Attitudes

The "promised land" for retail electric choice in Rhode Island is out there, but the PUC needs retail suppliers to fight against the default "paternalistic" attitude of many state policymakers, Rhode Island PUC Commissioner Paul Roberti told the National Energy Marketers Association National Restructuring conference.

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PUC's Cawley Again Invites Retail Suppliers To Again Bid To Act As Default Service Supplier

Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner James Cawley has again invited retail electric suppliers to compete to act as the single default service supplier at Citizens Electric Company and Wellsboro Electric Company.

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Georgia, Vermont Regulators Discuss Electric Choice

Regulators from Vermont and Georgia discussed prospects for electric choice in their states during the National Energy Marketers Association National Restructuring conference.

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PUC's Cawley: Capacity Market Non-Performance Penalties During Polar Vortex Were Only $70,000 (Uplift Was $600 Million, Capacity Revenues Were Billions)

To put a capper on why capacity markets are bad for customers, consider this:

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April 30

New York Considers "Standard" Product Required To Be Offered By ESCOs

The New York PSC issued a discussion document drafted by Staff in advance of a previously reported technical conference on ESCO eligibility requirements (licensing), and one of the considerations is the development of a standard product or products required to be offered by ESCOs

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N.Y. Considers Licensing Energy Brokers, Requiring Supplier-Broker Agreements To Be Filed With PSC

The New York PSC issued a discussion document drafted by Staff in advance of a previously reported technical conference on ESCO eligibility requirements (licensing), and one of the considerations is the licensing of energy brokers, who are currently not licensed by the PSC.

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Constellation Seeing "Strong" Retail Margins, "Well" Within Benchmarked Range

Exelon's Constellation retail business is seeing strong margins, well within its benchmarked range, executives said yesterday in reporting earnings.

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Retail Energy "Self-Regulation" Coming to New York?

The New York PSC issued a discussion document drafted by Staff in advance of a previously reported technical conference on ESCO eligibility requirements (licensing), and one of the considerations is the introduction of "self-regulation" into the retail energy market.

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N.Y. Mulls Greater Financial Fitness, Risk Management Experience for ESCO Licenses, License Fee Also Floated

The New York PSC issued a discussion document drafted by Staff in advance of a previously reported technical conference on ESCO eligibility requirements (licensing), and among the considerations are the introduction of risk management competency and financial fitness requirements, while a licensing fee was also floated.

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N.Y. Weighs Placing Additional Requirements on ESCOs With High Complaint Rates

The New York PSC issued a discussion document drafted by Staff in advance of a previously reported technical conference on ESCO eligibility requirements (licensing), and one of the considerations is the automatic imposition of additional licensing requirements for ESCOs with high complaint rates.

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Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type I and Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2015.

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Ohio Accepts Results From AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved the results of AEP Ohio's first wholesale auction that will, along with other auctions, ultimately determine its default service retail generation service rates for the period June 1, 2015 through May 2018.

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Standard Distributed Energy Sales Agreement, Creditworthiness Among Issues To Be Considered By N.Y. PSC in Licensing Distributed Resource Providers

The New York PSC issued a discussion document drafted by Staff in advance of a previously reported technical conference on distributed energy resource provider licensing.

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April 29

Retail Supplier Names Industry Veteran As New President

A retail supplier announced that ...

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Draft Suggests Retail Suppliers Prohibited From Offering Complex Products to Large Customers With Incidental Residential Meters

A Connecticut PURA draft order appears to prohibit retail suppliers from serving residential meters associated with non-residential customers (incidental residential accounts) with any product except a fixed rate, or standard variable-monthly rate, as defined in a prior PURA order concerning residential service.

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NFL Star J.J. Watt Inks Partnership with Retail Supplier

A retail supplier announced a partnership with Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt

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Town Square Energy Offering Service in New Territories

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RetailEnergyX: National Grid Default Service Rates Changing Slightly With Approval of Updated Adders

 

SouthStar Parent AGL Reports "Favorable" Retail Margins, Results Lifted By Expansion

AGL Resources said that its first quarter 2015 earnings were lifted by improvement in its retail energy marketing segment.

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PECO Reports Customer Load Reductions Under Retail Supplier-Offered Time of Use Pilot

PECO's time-of-use pricing pilot, which was supplied by an NRG Energy retail supplier, delivered a 6% average load reduction during non-holiday, weekday afternoons from 2 PM to 6 PM in June, July and August 2014, according to a report on the program filed by PECO.

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April 28

BGE Files New Residential, Commercial SOS Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period October 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016, and Type II SOS rates for the period June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.

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Retail Supplier Hires Four Industry Veterans

Marathon Energy announced the addition of four industry veterans to its team.

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Retail Supplier Launching New Loyalty Program Offering $400/4% Annually

A retail supplier is launching a new customer loyalty program for residential customers which will pay customers 4% of their monthly supply charges over a 12 month period, up to $400 annually.

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RetailEnergyX: Gulf Electricity Doubles Down on Marketing Campaign Called "Offensive" By Moonbats

 

POR Discount Increases to 2%, Discounts Updated At Three Utilities

The Maryland PSC has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates at Pepco, Delmarva, and Potomac Edison, effective June 1, 2015.

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N.Y. Muni Aggregation Seeks Clarification on Small Commercial Customers, Asks For "Broad" Definition

Sustainable Westchester Inc. has sought clarification from the New York PSC regarding the definition of "small commercial customer" as used in the PSC's order approving Sustainable Westchester's plan to implement municipal aggregation "demonstration" programs.

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April 27

PUC Sets Annual Licensing Fees for Brokers

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a written order concerning its assessment of its oversight costs to electric generation suppliers (EGSs) and natural gas suppliers (NGSs), including brokers.

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Direct Energy Reports Continued Improvement in Business Margins

Centrica released an interim management statement today which notes continued improvement in its Direct Energy Business C&I margins.

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Pepco Files New Residential, Commercial SOS Rates

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

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FERC Delays PJM Base Residual Capacity Auction

FERC granted PJM a waiver to delay its base residual capacity auction for the 2018-19 delivery year.

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PUC Adopts Standard Terms of Service, Renewal Notices That Require Suppliers to Disclose Past Rate History, Limit on Rate Changes

The Maine PUC has adopted final versions of standardized notice forms setting forth the requirements for the terms of service customer disclosure statement and renewal notices for residential or small non-residential customers which shall be used by retail electric suppliers.

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Delmarva Power Files New Residential, Commercial SOS Rates

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

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ConEd, NYSEG Proposes Fees for N.Y. Municipal Aggregations, Suppliers

Consolidated Edison and NYSEG have proposed fees to be applicable to municipal aggregations, and their ESCO supplier, for various data and services provided by the utilities.

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Maryland SOS Auction Sees Material Increase in Bidder Participation

Maryland's April SOS auction, for a portion of residential and Type I supplies for the period beginning October 1, 2015, and Type II supplies for the quarter beginning June 1, 2015, saw a material increase in bidder participation, the PSC's bid monitor reported.

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April 24

PUC Revamps Formula To Assess Fees on Retail Suppliers/Brokers; But Maintains Use of Intrastate Revenues In Allocation

The Pennsylvania PUC adopted a motion from Chairman Robert Powelson and Commissioner Gladys Brown to issue a final order concerning the assessment of annual fees on electric generation suppliers and natural gas suppliers (which may include brokers), which maintains the use of a supplier's intrastate revenues in assigning it a share of total costs assessed to suppliers by the PUC.

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PSC Starts Process to Review Whether To Revoke Retail Supplier's Licenses

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PUC Directs Utility to Proceed With Contingency, Managed Portfolio for Default Service, After RFP Declared Non-Competitive

The Pennsylvania PUC has directed Citizens' Electric Company of Lewisburg, PA and Wellsboro Electric Company to implement their contingency plan for procuring default service, which will continue the "stratified," managed portfolio approach to procurement for one year, after an RFP for a novel load-following product failed to produce competitive results

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PUC Advances Placement of Supplier Logos on Utility Bills; Would Not Allow Value-Added Services on Such Bills

The Pennsylvania PUC issued a tentative order to develop a "joint" natural gas distribution company–natural gas supplier bill which would require that a supplier's logo be included on a utility consolidated bill, but would not permit the recovery of the cost of a supplier's value-added service on such joint bill.

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Pennsylvania Finds Retail Supplier's Tablet-Based Door-to-Door Enrollment Process Complies With Regulations

The Pennsylvania PUC issued an order concluding that the door-to-door sales, enrollment, and verification process proposed by IGS Energy complies with 52 Pa. Code § 111.7 and, "is a significant benefit to suppliers and consumers."

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AEP Waiting on Capacity Performance, Ohio PPA Clarity Before Deciding on Merchant, Retail Supplier Business

AEP is awaiting further clarity on Ohio's acceptance of purchased power agreements and the outcome and pricing of PJM's capacity performance proposal at FERC before making a decision on the future of its merchant generation business, which includes its competitive retail supplier, executives said during an earnings call.

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Retail Supplier Would Make $7,500 Donation Under Settlement With PURA Staff

A retail supplier would make a $7,500 charitable contribution to Operation Fuel under a settlement with Connecticut PURA prosecutorial staff to resolve alleged violations related to the requirement to timely file a gross revenue report.

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April 23

Western Pa. Utilities To See 40-50% Jump in Price to Compare

The residential Prices to Compare at West Penn Power and Penn Power in Pennsylvania will increase up to 50% on June 1, 2015, according to PTCs listed on PA Power Switch

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Ameren Electric Supply Charges to Increase 30% on June 1

Ameren has posted its Retail Purchased Electricity Charges for the period beginning June 1, 2015, with the residential Purchased Electricity Charge set to increase 30%.

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Retail Supplier's Alleged Non-Payment of Settlement Referred to AG For "Further Action"

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Draft Order Would Grant License to Supplier, Require $18,000 Donation To Fuel Fund

A draft Connecticut PURA decision would grant an electric supplier license to REP Energy, LLC, but would condition the license on, among other things, an $18,000 donation to Operation Fuel.

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April 22

PECO Residential Price to Compare to Decrease, Small C&I PTC To Increase on June 1

PECO has posted updated electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2015

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Retail Supplier To Refund Customers $262,000 Under Settlement With Commission Staff

A retail supplier would refund to customers $262,500 and adhere to remediated sales practices under a settlement with Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Citizens Utility Board to resolve an investigation into the company's marketing practices.

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N.Y. Sets Technical Conference on ESCO Licensing Requirements, Also Licensing of Distributed Resource Providers

The New York PSC has scheduled for May 12 a technical conference to discuss rules regarding Commission regulation and oversight of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) providers and products, and to discuss and develop proposals for new eligibility criteria for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) providing service in New York State.

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Inspire Energy Receives License in New State

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Texas Staff Recommend Hearings on Dispute Over REPs' Charging of GRT A Decade Ago

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that a formal complaint filed by Victoria County against Noble Americas Energy Solutions concerning the imposition of the Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) on certain accounts during the 2005-07 period be referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

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April 21

Exclusive: Comcast Relaunches Energy Rewards Electric, Gas Offers in Philadelphia, Chicago, Other Areas With Crius Energy

The new Energy Rewards, now supplied by Crius Energy, has launched service in several Pennsylvania and Illinois service areas.

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AEP Texas Launching Energy Efficiency Customer Portal Offering Services From "Limited" Number of Retail Electric Providers

AEP Texas is recruiting a "limited" number of retail electric providers to offer LED lighting products, discounted under various energy efficiency programs, through a new AEP Texas online retail marketplace.

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ConEd Rate Case Joint Proposal Does Not Address Expansion of Hourly Priced Default Service

A joint proposal at Consolidated Edison would extend its current rate plan through the end of 2016, without adjudicating several issues raised by Consolidated Edison in seeking new base rates, such as the expansion of mandatory hourly pricing.

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EnergyNext Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Satori Energy

EnergyNext, Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Satori Energy to support growth of EnergyNext's energy-buying programs

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ConEd Joint Proposal Calls for Collaborative to Address Advanced Meter Deployment

A joint proposal in Consolidated Edison's current electric rate case would establish a collaborative to address advanced meter deployment at ConEd, proposing that the PSC rule on ConEd's AMI plan by January 2016

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April 21

Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Retail Supplier

The Connecticut PURA has directed a retail supplier to immediately cease all door-to-door marketing activities

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Another: State Opens Investigation to "Ameliorate" Adverse Impacts from Broken Wholesale Market

The New Hampshire PUC has opened an investigation into potential approaches to ameliorate adverse wholesale electricity market conditions in the state (IR 15-124).

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Utility: Wholesale Market Mergers Negatively Impacting Default Service Procurements, Forces EDC To Seek Change At PUC

"[A]dverse impacts from recent merger and acquisition activity within the wholesale market," have forced Citizens' Electric Company and Wellsboro Electric Company to petition the Pennsylvania PUC for an amendment to their recently adopted default service plan.

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Green Mountain Energy Launches Service in New Territory

Green Mountain Energy has begun offering electricity at Potomac Edison in Maryland, and has posted residential pricing

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Sharyland Utilities "Looking" At Feasibility of Filing Earlier Rate Case

During a discussion of recent customer complaints concerning high bills, Sharyland Utilities, LP reported during Friday's Public Utility Commission of Texas open meeting that it was "looking" at the feasibility of filing a base rate case earlier than July 1, 2016.

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PUCT Approves Refund to Sharyland Customers, REPs

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has approved Sharyland Utilities, LP's application to make certain refunds to retail electric providers for failing to meet various service quality metrics.

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April 17

Direct Energy Launches New Tool Providing Insights on Customer Usage, Predicted Energy Spend

Direct Energy has unveiled "Direct Your Energy," a new online experience allowing Texas customers with smart meters to view their energy usage alongside weather patterns, as well as receive alerts when their energy usage spikes for any reason.

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State Energy Office: Reflecting "Market Pricing" Should Not Be The Primary Goal of Default Service; Service Should Instead Avoid Volatility

Reflecting market pricing, "should not be the primary goal of default service," the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) said in comments to the New Hampshire PUC in an investigation concerning the design of default service.

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Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of May 2015.

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Texas Senate Passes Bill To Grant Texas PUC Authority To Review Interconnections That Import/Export ERCOT Power

The Texas Senate earlier this week passed SB 933, which would grant the Public Utility Commission of Texas with authority to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid

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Texas Senate Passes Bill To Extend TDUs' Ability To Rely on Alternative Ratemaking In Assessing Charges to REPs

The Texas Senate last week passed SB 774 which would extend until September 1, 2019 the ability for distribution service providers to establish rates charged to retail electric providers through non-rate case periodic rate adjustments, meaning alternative ratemaking mechanisms such as the distribution cost recovery factor

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April 16

ComEd: Default Service Supply Rates to Decrease June 1

Commonwealth Edison said yesterday that new energy supply rates established by the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) will result in a monthly bill reduction of $2 for customers on default service.

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AECT: Texas Should Require Brokers To Be "Registered" With PUC

Texas should require that electricity brokers be "registered" by the PUC, AECT said during a Texas House hearing yesterday on HB 2563.

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State Stays Implementation of New Supplier Marketing, Disclosure Standards

The Connecticut PURA has stayed implementation of new supplier marketing standards and disclosure statements applicable to electric suppliers as recently adopted in Docket 14-07-20.

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New Texas REP Offering Free Sundays Plan

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April 15

Texas Bill Providing Potential for Choice at Austin Energy Advances From Committee; Fraser Says City "Addicted" To Revenue Diverted From Austin Energy

The City of Austin is like a "drug addict" that is "addicted" to some $156 million in annual revenues diverted from Austin Energy to city coffers, Sen. Troy Fraser said during a hearing on SB 1945, which would provide the potential opportunity for certain large customers at Austin Energy to take competitive electric supply.

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Boom: Huge Increase in Capacity Costs Set For Retail Suppliers At Ameren

The Midcontinent ISO capacity auction for the 2015-16 compliance year resulted in a Zone 4 (Illinois, including Ameren) clearing price of $150.00/MW-day.

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IDT Energy Offering New Home Services As Part of "Whole Home Solution"

IDT Energy, Inc. has expanded its service offerings with home warranty, appliance and personal electronics protection plans, customizable home and small business security options, and an array of options to guard against identity theft

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Texas Senate Passes Bill Ending RPS Obligation for Retail Electric Providers

The Texas Senate has passed S.B. No. 931, which terminated the goal for renewable energy, required to be met by retail electric providers, after December 31, 2015.

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FERC Finds As-Filed Ginna RMR Contract Unreasonable, Sets Matter for Hearing

FERC rejected the as-filed version of an RMR contract for Exelon's Ginna nuclear reactor, but set the matter for hearing to determine whether the contract is appropriate when certain provisions are eliminated.

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April 14

Massachusetts DPU Eliminates Basic Service Bill Recalculation For Mass Market Customers

The Massachusetts DPU yesterday issued an order eliminating the electric basic service bill recalculation for residential and small C&I customers, effective immediately

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Solar, Storage Company Sunvault Energy Enters into Agreement with Edison Power Company to Enter Retail Energy Market

Sunvault Energy Inc., a company offering solar and storage solutions, announced today that it has signed a binding letter of intent with the Edison Power Company to retail power within de-regulated power markets.

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Luminant, Texas Staff File Voluntary Mitigation Plan

Luminant Energy Company LLC and Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed for approval of a voluntary mitigation plan (VMP).

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SFE Energy Adds Carbon Offsets to Natural Gas Plans Under "Earth Save" Program

SFE Energy announced the launch of its Earth Save program offered to customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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RI Lt. Gov., AG Seek Elimination of Default Service Bill Recalculation

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Lt. Governor Daniel McKee will hold a press conference today to call for, "greater transparency and fair competition in the competitive electricity market" and the elimination of the National Grid default service bill recalculation applicable when the customer leaves default service for competitive supply.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: With Accelerated Switching, Electric Customers Can Rack Up Unintended Cancellation Fees

 

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April 13

A Dozen Retail Electric Providers Agree to Pass Sharyland Service Quality Credit On To Customers

A dozen retail electric providers have agreed to pass on to customers a reliability credit Sharyland Utilities, LP is providing the REPs for not meeting certain service quality standards.

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Texas Staff Proposes Review of Competitive Retail Rates in Sharyland Utilities Area As Part of High Bill Investigation

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have proposed a three-pronged approach to investigate high bill complaints in the Sharyland Utilities, LP service area.

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FERC Asked To Defer Ruling On Retail Supplier Acquisition Filings Pending Resolution of Disputed Ownership

GoCOM Corporation has asked FERC to defer ruling on dueling applications to reflect the acquisition of retail supplier Bluco Energy, LLC by either GoCOM Corporation, or separately, Vantage Commodities Financial Services II, LLC.

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Utility Files To Offer Bill Ready Billing To Retail Suppliers, In Addition To Rate Ready Billing

Columbia Gas of Ohio has filed tariffs to permit retail suppliers to utilize bill ready utility consolidated billing, in addition to the current rate ready billing.

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Texas PUC Staff Preamble: Granting Regulated Cost Recovery of Generators' SSO Risk Compliance Cost Inconsistent with Competitive Market

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed a draft proposal for adoption addressing Subsynchronous Oscillation (SSO) risk in ERCOT.

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April 10

Boom: Broken Wholesale Market Compels State to Open Investigation of Greater "Layering", "Flexibility" In Default Service Procurements, Ditching Full Requirements Service

Citing recent electric price spikes and declining participation by wholesale suppliers in electric default service procurements, the Massachusetts DPU has opened an investigation into the provision of basic service, including the potential elimination of full requirements contracts and use of less market-reflective procurements.

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PUC Affirms Precedent Concerning Authority To Enforce General Consumer Protection Laws

The Pennsylvania PUC, in an interlocutory order on a complaint against a retail supplier, has affirmed that it lacks authority to review whether a violation of Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (CPL) and Telemarketer Registration Act (TRA) has occurred.

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Despite Concerns Regarding Lack of Use In Electric Market, Pa. PUC Orders Gas Utilities To Implement Account Number Look-Up Tool To Assist Shopping

Dismissing concerns raised about the lack of use of the mechanisms since being implemented in the electric market, the Pennsylvania PUC has proposed in a tentative order requiring natural gas utilities to offer a mechanism to allow a retail natural gas supplier to look-up a customer's account number, to facilitate shopping in situations in which the customer does not have their bill (such as mall kiosks, etc.).

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Star Energy Partners Receives New Supplier License

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Texas ALJ Denies Extending Disconnect Moratorium From Complaint Case To Customer's Current REP

A Texas ALJ has denied imposing a moratorium on the disconnection of service to a customer who has filed a complaint against their former retail electric provider (Ambit), but who has since switched providers and is now also not paying charges to their current REP (TXU), as the customer disputes demand charges from both REPs, though the customer has not filed a formal complaint against the current REP.

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Maryland Sets Rulemaking Session on Accelerated Switching, Outstanding Consumer Protection Proposals

The Maryland PSC scheduled for June 16 and June 17 a rulemaking session on accelerated switching and outstanding proposed changes in the electric and natural gas consumer protection rules

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April 9

Sharyland Utilities Files To Change TCRF Allocation Factors To Remove Inter-class Subsidies, Lower Residential Bills

Sharyland Utilities, L.P. has petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas to revise its Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (TCRF) class allocation factors, to be effective with the TCRF update to take effect September 1, 2015.

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Texas Staff: ALJ Has Discretion To Extend Disconnect Moratorium From Complaint About Customer's Former REP to Current REP

A Texas ALJ ultimately has discretion whether to order CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric to continue service pursuant to PURA § 17.157(b)(5) to a complainant who has filed a formal complaint against their former retail electric provider regarding certain demand charges, but who continues to dispute and not pay TDU demand charges (though not in a formal complaint) charged by their current REP, though Staff recommends that the ALJ not exercise such discretion.

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Utility, PUC Staff Propose Default Service Bill Recalculation For Shopping Customers Be Eliminated, Credit for Recently Migrating Customers

Unitil, Staff of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and Office of the Consumer Advocate have filed a settlement which proposes to eliminate the default service bill recalculation at Unitil immediately.

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Regulator Seeks Comments on Sought Changes to Recent Decision on Retail Supplier Marketing Standards, Sales Practices

The Connecticut PURA has sought comment on a joint application by retail suppliers and the Office of Consumer Advocate to revise marketing standards and the disclosure statement applicable to electric suppliers as adopted in Docket 14-07-20.

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Towns Press DPU For Decision on Muni Aggregation Plans

Several cities and towns have requested that the Massachusetts DPU render a final decision on their municipal electric aggregation plans which have been pending since March 2014.

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April 8

Green Mountain Energy Launches Service in Two New States

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Muirfield Energy Hires Industry Veteran

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Utility's Default Service Rate To Fall By More Than 50%

Unitil in New Hampshire has filed proposed default service electric rates for the six-month period beginning June 1, 2015

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RetailEnergyX: New York EDI Working Group Submits Changes to Accommodate ESCO Credits Required To Be Provided to Low-Income Customers, Other EDI Revisions

 

Ioway Energy Seeks License in New State

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PJM Seeks Delay in Upcoming Base Residual Auction For Capacity

Citing uncertainty at FERC, PJM has requested authorization to delay its upcoming Base Residual Auction for capacity, otherwise scheduled for May, to no later than the week of August 10-14, 2015.

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April 7

Ambit "Turning On The Spigot" For More C&I Sales, Including Service to Larger Customers, More Sophisticated Products

Ambit Energy is "turning on the spigot," for additional commercial and industrial sales, which will include expanding its service beyond small commercial customers, and utilizing a range of sales channels, executives told EnergyChoiceMatters.com.

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Retail Supplier Expands Credit Facility

A retail supplier announced that it has expanded its credit facility

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CenterPoint TDU Files Amounts for New DCRF Charge Applicable to Retail Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas its application for a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a new rider which will be charged to retail electric providers for certain distribution costs not reflected in base rates.

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Summer Default Service Rate for Massachusetts Utility To Remain Above 11¢

Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for the period beginning June 1, 2015.

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Pa. Utility: Complaints About Shopping Fall 90% Versus Last Winter

Complaints about electricity shopping have fallen by 90% versus the winter of 2013-14, the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities told the PUC.

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April 6

Start-up Retail Supplier Municipal Energy Preparing to Enter Market

Start-up retail supplier Municipal Energy of PA, LLC is preparing to enter the retail market.

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ALJ Denies Sanctions Sought by PSC Staff on Retail Supplier, Agrees Issues Previously Litigated

A Public Utility Law Judge has concluded that sanctions sought by Staff of the Maryland PSC against a supplier are not supported by any evidence, and that the activity to which Staff objects has already been litigated and settled.

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Utility Affiliate Seeks New Retail Energy Supplier License

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. Bill Filed to Limit Variable Rate Hikes; Would Prohibit Retail Suppliers From Serving Low-Income Customers

 

NY/NJ ESCO Continues Expansion

A NY/NJ ESCO has sought a license in another new state

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Higher New York Capacity Prices Persist For Summer 2015

The New York ISO summer 2015 strip capacity auction produced only marginally lower prices versus the spikes seen in last year's auction.

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RetailEnergyX: SunEdison Names Former Retail Energy President As SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

 

New York Invites Utilities to "Conversation" About Code of Conduct

As part of its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, the New York PSC has invited the state's six investor-owned electric utilities to participate in a "conversation" about their code of conduct, "in the face of the new business opportunities that may emerge with REV."

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Pennsylvania Sees Residential Electric Shopping Decline During March

Pennsylvania saw another month of declining residential electric shopping during March, as PPL and PECO were the only EDCs among the large 7 utilities to see growth in residential shopping, according to the latest stats on PA Power Switch

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April 3

PUC Excludes Non-Commodity Costs from Utility Consolidated Billing, POR (Utility Affiliate Continues To Bill Its Services)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, in adopting a Duke Energy Ohio electric security plan for the three-year period beginning June 2015, approved a continuation of Duke Energy Ohio's electric purchase of receivables program, but ruled that non-commodity costs shall be excluded from both POR and utility consolidated billing.

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PUCO Says Duke Energy Ohio's Filed Default Service Plan Relies Too Heavily On 12-Month Contracts, Adopts Changes; Phases-In Generation Tariff Changes

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has adopted an electric security plan for Duke Energy Ohio for the period June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2018 which relies on the competitive procurement of load-following full requirements contracts to serve 100% of default service load.

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Regulator Directs Retail Supplier to Justify Legal Basis for Pass-Through Charges

The Connecticut PURA has directed Liberty Power Holdings, LLC to answer several questions regarding, including its legal justification for, Liberty Power's potential imposition of a pass-through charge on certain Connecticut customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Names EVP To Lead Texas Operations in Closing TriEagle Acquisition

 

Texas Generator to Return Mothballed Plant to Service

ERCOT reported in a market notice that ERCOT has received a Notification of Change of Generation Resource Designation for the unit ...

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Texas ALJ Rules on Whether Additional REPs Are Included in Complaint Case, Seeks Staff Opinion on Disconnect Hold

A Texas ALJ has ruled that a complaint case brought by a customer against Ambit Energy and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric regarding the imposition of demand charges after the customer's rate class was changed shall only address charges during the period the customer was served by Ambit

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy Serving Nearly 1 Million Retail Customers With Closing of Duke Energy Retail Acquisition

 

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April 2

Company Acquires Retail Supplier MC Squared Energy Services

MC Squared Energy Services, LLC announced that it has been acquired by ...

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Castleton Commodities To Acquire Retail Energy Marketer

Castleton Commodities International LLC has applied at FERC for approval of a transaction under which it would acquire ...

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Texas REP Reports Profitability, Customer Growth

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Texas retail electric provider Summer Energy, LLC, announced that for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2014, the company achieved profitability

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Group Seeks Retail Suppliers' Customer, Other Data Reported Concerning Utility's Merchant Function Exit

 

CenterPoint TDU Announces Estimated Bill Impact From DCRF Rider Charged to REPs

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric announced today its intent to implement a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a new rider applicable to retail electric providers, and provided an estimate of the bill impact for residential customers

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National Grid Reports Incorrectly Charging Basic Service Rate Recalculation to Customers; Also Reports Negligible Annual Impact To Company From Mechanism

The Massachusetts DPU has directed the state's four electric utilities to file information regarding their application of the basic service cost recalculation, including the total amount charged over the past year.

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RetailEnergyX: County Inks Supply Agreement with PPL EnergyPlus (Bids of 4 Retail Suppliers Disclosed)

 

New York Sets Collaborative on ESCO Service to Low-Income Assistance Customers, Faster Gas Switching

The New York PSC has scheduled ...

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Illinois Posts Prices, Suppliers Under Default Service Procurement

Illinois has posted prices and winning suppliers from the Illinois Power Agencies spring 2015 procurement of block energy supplies for default service customers.

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FERC Rejects PJM "Stop Gap" Demand Response Proposal

FERC has rejected as "premature" PJM's "stop gap" demand response proposal intended to address demand response in the capacity market should the Supreme Court ultimately determine the decision in EPSA that FERC lacks jurisdiction to set compensation for demand response

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April 1

Ambit Energy Hires Retail Market Veteran As SVP of Commercial Products and Sales

Ambit Energy announced that ...

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Retail Net Churn At TXU Parent Improves During 4th Quarter; Company Sees Gains Among Large Customers

Despite its ongoing restructuring, Energy Future Holdings' saw a decline in net retail customer churn during the three months ended December 31, 2014.

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Sunwave Gas & Power Begins Offering Energy Efficiency Services to U.S. Commodity Customers; Parent Reports Earnings

During the first quarter of 2015, ONEnergy's energy efficiency business began actively marketing services in Connecticut, to existing commercial commodity supply customers of affiliated retail supplier Sunwave Gas & Power, as well as to new customer opportunities, ONEnergy disclosed in reporting 2014 financial results.

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Rebrands Astrum Solar As Direct Energy Solar

 

Parent of Texas REP Doubles Revenues

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent of Texas retail provider Summer Energy, doubled its revenues in 2014.

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Agera Energy Receives License in New State

Agera Energy LLC received a retail supplier license from ...

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RetailEnergyX: Court Rules ERCOT Not A Governmental Unit, Denies Appeal from Retail Provider

 

FERC Staff Calls PJM Capacity Performance Proposal Deficient, Directs Further Filings

FERC Staff called PJM's filing of its capacity performance proposal "deficient" and directed PJM to respond to a series of questions.

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Entergy Texas Files Report on Competitive Generation Service

Entergy Texas reported to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that no customers signed up for Rider CGS, Competitive Generation Service.

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March 31

Electricity Growth Propels Great Eastern Energy Past $400 Million in Annual Revenues

Rapid growth in its retail electricity marketing, launched in 2010, has propelled Great Eastern Energy past $400 million in annual gross revenues, CEO Matt Lanfear told EnergyChoiceMatters.com in a recent interview.

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New Gas Supply Paradigm, Outdated Tariffs Challenging New York ESCOs

The shale gas revolution, and outdated utility tariffs, are challenging retail natural gas suppliers' ability to compete with default service on a cost basis, Great Eastern Energy CEO Matt Lanfear told EnergyChoiceMatters.com in a recent interview.

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Frontier Utilities Expands To New Service Area

Frontier Utilities has begun offering residential electricity supply at ...

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RetailEnergyX: Consumer Complaints Peak As Default Service Rates Undercut Retail Supplier Rates

 

Texas REP Granted Use of Trade Name Texans Energy

• Texas REP Files To Relinquish Unused Certificate

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REV Provides "Unlimited Opportunity" for Retail Suppliers

New York's Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding provides an "unlimited opportunity" for retail energy suppliers, Great Eastern Energy CEO Matt Lanfear told EnergyChoiceMatters.com in a recent interview.

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Texas Generator Would Pay $50,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A generator would pay $50,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve alleged violations of ...

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PJM Files Changes for Submission of Meter Data To Reflect Retail Choice Environment, Reduce Adjustments

PJM has filed with FERC revisions to the process of submitting meter data to reflect the increased breadth of retail choice, and to reduce attendant adjustments.

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March 30

Spark Energy: M&A Targets Range From Tuck-Ins to Companies Equivalent to Spark's Size

Spark Energy's new framework to support M&A activity is intended to support larger acquisitions, though the company remains open to pursuing acquisitions ranging from tuck-ins to books that are the same size as Spark, CEO Nathan Kroeker said during an earnings call.

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After Learning "Hard Lesson" in SoCal Gas Market, Spark Energy Expects to Return To Customer Growth in Q2

Spark Energy expects to see its customer count decline during the first quarter of 2015 due to churn in the Southern California natural gas market -- part of a "hard lesson" the company learned regarding the market, but the company expects to return to net customer growth by the second quarter of 2015, CEO Nathan Kroeker said during an earnings call.

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FERC Approves Sale of Duke Retail, Merchant Plants

FERC approved the sale of Duke Energy Retail and 6,100 MW of Duke merchant generation to Dynegy.

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RetailEnergyX: Lawmaker Introduces Electric Customer Bill of Rights, Would Require Notice of Variable Rate Increases

 

President of Retail Supplier Retires

Robert D. Gabbard, president of PPL EnergyPlus, LLC, the competitive wholesale and retail energy sales subsidiary of PPL Corporation, is retiring effective April 1.

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Texas TDU Asks Whether Complaint Case Against Customer's Former REPs Extends to Customer's Current REP

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC has requested that a Texas ALJ rule on whether the scope of complaint brought by a customer against the TDU and Ambit Energy regarding demand charges should extend to all of the demand charges billed by the CenterPoint TDU passed-through to the customer, including those charged by other REPs after the customer switched away from Ambit.

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NRG Energy Seeks OK To Purchase Peaking Units, Relocate to Texas

NRG Energy, Inc. has filed for approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas of the proposed purchase by NRG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in PHR Holdings LLC ("PHR") from BTEC New Albany LL, which currently owns 100% of the membership interests in PHR

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Granite State Electric Corrects Default Service Rates

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) has filed corrections to its proposed New Hampshire electric default service rates for the six-month period beginning May 1, 2015

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March 27

Spark Energy Developing Framework to Support Additional Growth Through M&A, Reports Earnings

Spark Energy announced that it is developing a framework that would enable Spark to pursue additional growth through M&A.

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Retail Supplier Enters $2.4 Million Settlement With Attorney General, Includes Moratorium on Use of Variable Rates

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and Acting Consumer Advocate Tanya J. McCloskey announced a proposed settlement with an electric generation supplier, which the AG and OCA had alleged had engaged in deceptive marketing of variable electric rates to Pennsylvania consumers, many of whom filed complaints about spikes in their rates during the winter of 2014.

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Texas TDU Files Intent to Implement New Charge Applicable to Retail Electric Providers

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC has filed a notice with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it plans to file an application for approval of Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF), a new rider which would be charged to retail electric providers

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RetailEnergyX: Al Jazeera Turns Its Attention To Retail Energy Market, Rate Complaints

 

Texas PUC Commissioner Muses Whether TDU Costs Charged to Retail Providers Should Rely More On Fixed, Not Volumetric, Charges

Complaints about high bills at Sharyland Utilities, LP implicate how costs are allocated and recovered in distribution rates, and raises questions regarding whether such distribution costs should be recovered on a volumetric or non-volumetric basis, Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson said during yesterday's open meeting.

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Pennsylvania PUC Proposes New Natural Gas Disclosure Regulations

The Pennsylvania PUC has proposed to adopt new rules concerning natural gas disclosure regulations and related issues.

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National Energy Marketers Association Announces Speakers, Agenda for April Restructuring Conference

The National Energy Marketers Association announced confirmed speakers and an agenda for its 18th Annual National Energy Restructuring Conference to be held April 30 through May 1 in Washington, DC.

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PUC Orders Refund for Customers of Retail Supplier

The Maine Public Utilities Commission formally announced that certain former customers of People’s Power and Gas, LLC will receive a credit on their electric bills beginning March 30 for an unauthorized service fee the company assessed in November and December of 2013.

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March 26

TXU: Customers Not Switching Away Due to EFH Restructuring

TXU Energy customers are not leaving the company due to its restructuring, Jennifer Pulliam Senior Director of TXU Solutions at TXU Energy said during the 2015 Energy Thought Summit (ETS).

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Champion Energy Services Seeks License in New State
• New Retail Electric Provider Receives Texas License

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Net Churn Continues At Crius Energy, Unit Margins Expand

Crius Energy saw net churn continue during the three months ended December 31, 2014, though at a slower pace than earlier in the year, while also seeing expanded unit margins.

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RetailEnergyX: FERC OKs Acquisition of Retail Supplier

 

PECO Posts Prices From Default Service Procurement

PECO has posted results from its March 2015 procurement of a portion of electric default service supplies for various periods through 2017.

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Ohio Sets Changes to Duke Energy Ohio Natural Gas Tariff, Which Will Determine Viability of Choice Program, For Hearing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set for hearing several Duke Energy Ohio natural gas program and tariff changes which will determine the viability of the retail choice market.

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Repost (2/19): Exclusive: Comcast Selects Crius As New Retail Supplier Partner To Relaunch Retail Energy Effort

Comcast has selected a new retail energy supplier for a partnership to offer retail energy to its customers, EnergyChoiceMatters.com can exclusively report.

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March 25

Bill Banning Variable Rates Advances

The Connecticut Energy & Technology joint committee has reported favorably a bill (S.B. No. 573) which would prohibit retail suppliers from charging variable electric rates to residential customers.

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Newly Filed Complaint Against Texas REP Seeks Refund of GRT Charges -- From 10 Years Ago

Victoria County has newly filed a formal complaint with the Public Utility Commission of Texas seeking a refund of certain charges levied by its then-retail electric provider, which were originally billed from September 2005 through February 2007 (Docket 44562).

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Great Eastern Energy Releases Customer-Facing Energy Management Application

Retail supplier Great Eastern Energy announced that it is offering, on a beta basis, its first-ever customer dashboard and analytical portal for energy management.

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RetailEnergyX: CUB Announces "Worst Deals" in Illinois Retail Natural Gas Market

 

Volunteer Energy Services Receives Electric Supplier License in New State
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Update: Here Are The Granite State Electric Default Service Rates For All Classes Starting May 1

Below are the proposed default service electric rates for customers at Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) in New Hampshire for the six-month period beginning May 1.

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RetailEnergyX: PSE&G Extends Residential Gas Supply Bill Credits Through April

 

EnerNOC To Offer SunPower Solar Solutions To Customers

EnerNOC, Inc. and SunPower Corp. announced a three-year strategic agreement that, among other things, will see EnerNOC exclusively offer SunPower solar solutions to its enterprise customer base

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Market Monitor Report Filed on 2014 Lower Rio Grande Valley Load Shed

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed reports from the Independent Market Monitor and Texas Reliability Entity concerning load shed which occurred in the Lower Rio Grande Valley on October 8, 2014.

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March 24

Retail Supplier Returns Customers to Default Service, Exits Market

Citing an inability to assure customers of savings in the future due to a gas-constrained and potentially volatile ISO New England market, a retail electric supplier returned its customers to default service and is exiting the market

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BGE Files To Lower POR Discount Rate, Asks PSC To Reconvene Workgroup on Negative Discounts

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed proposed updates to the electric and natural gas purchase of receivables discount rates, to be effective June 1, 2015.

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NY/NJ ESCO Seeks Supplier License in New State
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RetailEnergyX: GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Renews Multi-Year Contract to Power Phillies' Citizens Bank Park

 

Texas REPs, PUC Staff File Stipulation Regarding Refund of Transition Charges to REPs

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and several retail electric providers have filed a non-unanimous stipulation regarding the refund of an $11 million over-recovery of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric transition charges under Rider TC1

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Texas PUC Commissioner Requests Project Be Opened To Review High Bill Complaints at Sharyland

Texas Public Utility Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez has requested that the Commission open a project to investigate factors which have led to several recent complaints about high bills in the Sharyland Utilities, LP service area, which transitioned to retail choice a year ago.

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Default Service Rate to Decrease 55%

A utility announced a 55% decrease in its default service rate

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From 3/18: National Grid Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Fall 40% To Below 9¢ Starting in May

National Grid fixed basic service rates for Massachusetts residential and commercial electric customers will fall below 9¢/kWh starting in May, under rates filed with the DPU.

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March 23

New Texas REP Offering Free Weekends Product, Other TOU Rate

A REP is the latest Texas retail provider to offer residential customers Time of Use electricity plans including a free weekends product.

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Pennsylvania PUC Sets Deadline for Utilities To Offer Switch-At-Connect, Seamless Moves

The Pennsylvania PUC has set a deadline for electric distribution companies to offer switch-at-connect functionality (known in Pennsylvania as instant connect), and seamless moves.

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Source Power & Gas Seek License in New State
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Connecticut Seeks Stakeholder Comment on Issues Related to New Supplier Billing Requirements

Having recently re-opened a decision concerning new electric billing regulations, the Connecticut PURA has now sought specific stakeholder comment on several issues.

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PSC Warns EV Charging Service Providers About Need To Obtain Electric Supplier License

The District of Columbia PSC issued a notice reminding electric vehicle charging service providers that they must obtain a license as an electricity supplier, depending on their business model.

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March 20

Gulf Electricity Enters New Service Areas

Gulf Electricity has expanded its electric service areas to include residential and commercial service at ...

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Consumer Counsel, Retail Suppliers Jointly Propose Revised Marketing Standards for Suppliers (Changes Address Customer Assignment, Door-to-Door Sales)

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel and several retail suppliers have filed specific, jointly proposed changes to recently adopted retail electric supplier marketing standards.

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Green Mountain Energy Now Bundling Smart Sprinkler With Electricity Offers

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RetailEnergyX: EnerNOC and GridPoint to Offer Integrated Energy Management Solution

 

Eco-Energy Seeks Retail Supplier License
• The Energy Co-op Seeks to Serve New Service Area

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PUC "Relieves" Utilities From Mailing Annual Electric Choice Postcard

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued a Secretarial Letter which "relieves" EDCs of the annual mailing of a postcard promoting PA Power Switch

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March 19

Green Mountain Energy Offering Service In New State

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With Changes, Texas Smart Thermostat Disclosure Bill Now Has Support From Retail Electric Providers

A committee substitute for Texas HB 489, relating to rules governing smart thermostats, has garnered the support of Texas retail electric providers

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Draft Decision Would Find Retail Supplier's "Confusing" References To Wholesale Costs Not "Plain Language", Would Fine Supplier $2,000 And Order Refund

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would find that an EGS's terms of service contained confusing and "ambiguous" language regarding rate changes, and would therefore find that the terms of service violate Commission regulations that require the use of plain language and would fine the supplier $2,000.

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RetailEnergyX: Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Legislation Dies, Other Protections Advance

 

Nordic Energy Services Seeks License in New State
• Gas & Oil Driller Seeks Retail Gas Supplier License

• PointClickSwitch.com Seeks License in New State

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Utility Proposes Mandatory Transfer of Demand Response Obligation, Payments Among Retail Suppliers, DR Providers In Light of PJM Stop-Gap Proposal

Baltimore Gas & Electric has asked the Maryland PSC to address various issues related to PJM's stop-gap proposal related to reflecting the impact of demand response in the capacity market if courts uphold that demand response cannot be compensated through the capacity market due to a lack of FERC jurisdiction.

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March 18

National Grid Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Fall 40% To Below 9¢ Starting in May

National Grid fixed basic service rates for Massachusetts residential and commercial electric customers will fall below 9¢/kWh starting in May, under rates filed with the DPU.

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Community Energy Names Long-Time Retail Supplier President As New EVP

Community Energy, Inc. announced that ...

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Massachusetts Utilities File New POR Discount Rates

The Massachusetts electric utilities have filed new proposed purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) to be effective May 1, 2015.

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PECO Files To Recover New Costs Via POR Discount, Add Merchant Function Charge

Consistent with prior Pennsylvania PUC direction, PECO has filed to begin recovering uncollectible costs through its natural gas purchase of receivables discount, and to create a bypassable Merchant Function Charge to recover uncollectibles from default service customers.

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

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an updated estimate of installed generation capacity in ERCOT for March 2015.

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Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of April 2015.

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• N.Y. Seeks Further Comments on Microgrids

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Repost (3/10): Energy America Enters Credit/Supply Agreement With Texas Retail Provider

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March 17

Spark Energy Acquires Book of 34,000 Customers

Spark Energy, Inc. has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with ...

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Retail Suppliers "Heartened" By Discussion To Include Yelp-Like Supplier Ratings on State's Retail Choice Website

A working group of competitive retail suppliers said that it was "heartened" by discussions to include a Yelp-like rating system for suppliers on the in-development Massachusetts retail electric shopping website, though the working group did not reach a consensus on the issue.

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• Ioway Energy Seeks License in New State

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Connecticut To Re-open Residential Electric Bill Design Format To Address Implementation Issues

The Connecticut PURA has issued a draft decision which would re-open a proceeding implementing recent statutory changes in the design and content of residential electric bills to address issues which have arisen in implementation of PURA's January decision

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PURA: Over 50 Complaints Against Suppliers Have Been Open for 30+ Days; PURA Issues Compliance Directives

At a recent supplier working group meeting, the Connecticut PURA issued several compliance directives and reminders to suppliers, including direction to timely respond to customer complaints.

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March 16

Citing "Unforeseen" Increase in Solar RPS Costs, Retail Supplier Invokes Change-In-Law Provisions To Pass-Through Costs to Fixed Price Customers

Citing "unforeseen" costs, a retail supplier is passing through the additional costs to non-residential customers, including those on fixed price contracts, invoking contractual change-in-law provisions.

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Michigan Gov. Snyder Would Maintain Electric Choice Under Current Limit, If Suppliers Can Show Resource Adequacy Five Years Out

In an address outlining Michigan's energy policy, Gov. Rick Snyder said that the state does not need to eliminate the current provision for retail access, if retail suppliers can demonstrate that they are assuring reliability for their customers.

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Utility To Increase Purchase of Receivables Discount

An EDC has filed its 2015 POR discount

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SFE Energy Receives License in New State

• Agera Energy Receives New License

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Retail Supplier Says It Has Complied With Renewal, Termination Fee Requirements

In response to the Connecticut PURA's newly opened review of its termination fee policies, Viridian Energy informed PURA that it has been following statutory requirements

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Maine Workgroup Files Recommendation For Suppliers to Access Smart Meter Data

A Maine working group has issued a report regarding Central Maine Power's provision of advanced meter data to customers and retail suppliers via an online portal.

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March 13

Utility Files To Set POR Discount Rates To 0% For Some Residential Customers, 5% For Others

Pepco in the District of Columbia has filed to update its purchase of receivables discount rates effective June 1, 2015, including a reduction in the Rate R residential discount from 1.3737% to 0%.

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Texas Retail Provider To Relinquish REP Certificate
• Renaissance Power & Gas Receives License in New State

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PSC Opens Investigation of Utility's Default Service, Monthly Purchased Gas Charge

The District of Columbia PSC opened an investigation into Washington Gas Light Company's default natural gas supply service provided to District of Columbia customers through the Purchase Gas Charge (PGC).

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RetailEnergyX: Supplier Offering Rate 4¢/kWh Lower Than Cape Light Aggregation Rate

 

Direct Energy Now Offering Nest Learning Thermostat Bundle to Small Businesses in Texas

Direct Energy is now offering its Back to Business Plan, which includes a Nest Learning Thermostat at no additional charge, to Texas small business customers

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Energy Marketing Conference Announces Retail Supplier of the Year, Most Innovative Supplier

Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced the winners of the two awards presented at its recent semi-annual retail energy conference in New York City

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Retail Suppliers Make Recommendations on Massachusetts Contract Summary Form

A working group of retail suppliers has made a recommendation to the Massachusetts DPU for the content and format of a contract summary form required of retail contracts.

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Texas QSE To Pay $22,500 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

A Texas QSE would pay $22,500 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve

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March 12

Utility Files to Double POR Discount Rate To Over 2%

Pepco and Delmarva in Maryland have filed updates to their purchase of receivables discount rates

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Public Service of New Hampshire To Sell Utility Power Plants Under Agreement With Legislators

Eversource Energy has agreed to sell its Public Service of New Hampshire power plants, which it said would result in at least $300 million in savings to its New Hampshire customers

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A Year After Polar Vortex, Retail Supplier Returns to Customer Growth

Genie Energy, parent of IDT Energy and several other brands, saw a net increase in its retail energy customer count since last year's polar vortex, it disclosed in reporting fourth quarter earnings.

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Consumer Counsel Joins Retail Suppliers in Requesting Re-opening Docket on Retail Supplier Marketing Standards, Sales Practices

The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel joined several retail suppliers in asking the Connecticut PURA to re-open Docket 14-07-20, relating to new marketing standards for electric suppliers and a new disclosure statement required for advertisements.

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Energy Transfer Partners Affiliate Receives Retail Supplier License in New State
• Agera Energy Receives New License

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Texas QSE Would Pay $35,000 Under Settlement With PUCT Staff

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March 11

Already In Line for Glacial Assets, Agera Energy Acquires Two Other Retail Suppliers

Agera Energy LLC has entered into a stock purchase agreement, under which Agera will purchase all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in ...

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NRG: Muni Aggregation "Not Real Competition", Proposes CCA As Bridge To Utility's Exit From Default Supplier Role
• Also Cites Dominance of Three Utility Affiliates in Muni Aggregation Deals

Municipal aggregation, as currently structured in several states, "is not real competition," and is dominated by three suppliers currently or formerly affiliated with incumbent utilities, the retail companies of NRG Energy, Inc. said in comments to the New York PSC.

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Retail Supplier "Utility Gas and Power" Seeks License in New State

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Previously Unenforced, Utility Now Applying Variable Rate Recalculation to Customers Leaving Default Service (Provision To Be Reviewed)

Beginning in December, Unitil in New Hampshire began applying an existing tariff provision retroactively subjecting default customers departing for competitive supply to variable default service rates, prompting customer complaints.

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Pennsylvania PUC Launches Online Search Function for Retail Supplier Complaints

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced the launch of a PUC website feature allowing users to search by company for formal complaints filed against regulated utilities and competitive suppliers.

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RetailEnergyX: PSE&G Files Draft BGS Default Service Rates for Period Starting June 1, 2015

 

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March 10

Credit Provider Forecloses on Retail Supplier, Acquires Company

Transaction follows default, auction

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MP2 Energy Partners With Solar Provider to Offer Solar to Texas Homeowners for Less Than Utility Power Without Local Incentives

MP2 Energy announced a solar buy-back program paying customers the full retail rate

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Texas Retail Provider Seeks Waiver From TPV Requirement

A Texas REP petitioned the Public Utility Commission of Texas for a good cause exception to the requirement in P.U.C. SUBST. R. 25.474(f)(2) and (3)

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Texas Staff Recommend Expedited Review of REP Certificate Application To Avert Potential POLR Drop

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission expedite its review of Agera Energy's application for a retail electric provider certificate given a February petition from Glacial Energy to convert its bankruptcy proceeding from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7

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RetailEnergyX: PJM: Simply Calling Something An Auction, "Cannot Turn An Out-Of-Market Solution Into A Market-Based Solution"

 

Energy America Enters Credit/Supply Agreement With Texas Retail Provider

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Other Foot: Retail Supplier Says Filed Rate Doctrine Prevents PJM's Proposed Capacity Performance "Transition" Mechanism

PJM relied on the filed rate doctrine in opposing Champion Energy's request for a refund of what Champion said were unjust and unreasonable uplift charges during the polar vortex, but now it is retail suppliers who say PJM is ignoring the filed rate doctrine in seeking to impose a capacity performance "transition" mechanism on delivery years for which a base residual capacity auction was already run.

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California Municipal Aggregation Signs PPA

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March 9

NRG Home (Reliant) Moves to Offer Natural Gas; Seeks Natural Gas Supplier Licenses In New States

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Attorney General Says Variable Rate Contracts Violate Existing Regulations

"Managed" variable electric rate products that set prices based on "market conditions" or "discretion" or similarly vague language violate promulgated regulations, an AG said

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Require REP To Verify Broker's/Agent's Compliance With Consumer Protection Rules Prior to Paying Commission

 

Maryland PSC Directs Staff to Develop Accelerated Switching Proposal

The Maryland PSC has directed its Office of External Relations to develop a proposal for accelerated switching.

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FERC Show Cause Order Seeks $15 Million Penalty Against Power Marketer, Trader

FERC has issued a show cause order to ...

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Retail Supplier: PJM Uplift Mechanism "Grossly Imperfect"; PJM Cites Filed Rate Doctrine in Opposing Refunds

PJM has opposed a refund of uplift charges related to January 2014 sought by Champion Energy Marketing, citing the filed rate doctrine, while Verde Energy USA, Inc. called PJM's current application of uplift, "unjust and unreasonable, and is contrary to the Commission's cost causation principles."

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Connecticut Sets Supplier Workgroup Meeting

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March 6

Texas Retail Provider Offering Plan for Pet Lovers

A Texas REP is offering Texas electric customers a "PetLovers" plan, which includes monthly affinity donations to the Harris County Animal Shelter

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Ethical Electric Announces Customer Milestone

Ethical Electric announced ...

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Company Makes Investment in Retail Supplier

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RetailEnergyX: Westchester Muni Aggregation Co-Chair to Pitch Aggregations to Other NY Cities (Albany, Buffalo, More)

 

Michigan Committee Chair Introduces Legislation To End Electric Customer Choice

Michigan State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, Chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, has introduced a bill (HB 4298) to end electricity choice.

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New Name Granted for Texas REP

• R. R. Donnelley & Sons Receives Supplier License
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March 5

Retail Supplier Officially Announces Expansion Into Pennsylvania

An ESCO officially announced that it has expanded into Pennsylvania, which marks the first time the company is offering its services outside of New York State.

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Texas REP Files to Use Trade Name Texans Energy
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Pennsylvania ALJ: Retail Supplier's Costs/Expenses Relevant To Complaint Case (Subject to Discovery); Profits and Revenues Are Not

Due to the wording of its disclosure statement, the costs, expenses, and billings of Blue Pilot Energy, LLC are relevant to a complaint brought against the supplier by the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate, and therefore are permissible subjects for discovery, a Pennsylvania ALJ said in a procedural order.

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Texas PUC Warns Households Targeted In Energy-Saving Scam Using PUC Name

The Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting electric customers to an, "illegal, unauthorized and inaccurate notice that has been sent to Texas households."

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RetailEnergyX: Another: Door-to-Door Energy Sales Agent Allegedly Steals Money From Customers

 

Texas PUC Opens Proceeding to Disburse REP's Letter of Credit (POLRs Among Potential Claimants)

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has opened a proceeding to disburse the proceeds from Proton Energy's letter of credit.

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March 4

PSC Rejects Settlement To Set SOS Adders, Directs Analysis of SOS Costs in Distribution Rates

The Maryland PSC rejected a contested settlement to set the Standard Offer Service bypassable administrative charges at Pepco and Delmarva, sending the case back for further development, including an analysis of SOS costs included in distribution rates.

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Delaware Mass Market SOS Rates to Decrease; C&I Rates to Increase

Delmarva Power's Delaware procurement of SOS supplies for the period starting June 1, 2015 resulted in residential and small C&I clearing prices lower than the prices from the 2011-12 auction (whose results are being rolled out of the portfolio for mass market customers), while medium and large C&I rates were higher.

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Ohio Universities File Complaint Against FirstEnergy Solutions Over Polar Vortex Surcharge

Several Ohio universities have filed a complaint at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio against FirstEnergy Solutions regarding FES's imposition of an RTO Expense Surcharge, to recover polar vortex-related ancillaries, on the universities' fixed price contracts.

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Ban Minimum Usage Fees, Usage-Based Credits

 

Duquesne Light Provides Update On Implementing Accelerated Switching

Duquesne Light on February 27 filed an update regarding implementation of its Phase I accelerated switching mechanism.

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PUC Issues Warning Letter to Over Two Dozen Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC has issued warning letters to over two dozen electric generation suppliers (retail suppliers and brokers) concerning proof of a renewed bond or other security

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N.Y. Sets Seminar on Residential Time-Varying Pricing

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March 3

Purchase of Receivables Discount Rate to Increase at Maryland Utility

An EDC has filed at the Maryland PSC to update its purchase of receivables discount rates

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IGS Energy Partners With Beaumont Solar to Provide Renewable Energy Solutions in the Northeast

IGS Solar, LLC, an IGS Energy company, has teamed with Beaumont Solar Co. to deliver comprehensive solar solutions to businesses, residents, communities, and non-profit organizations in the Massachusetts market.

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Retail Supplier Reaches Settlement With Commission Staff Over Use of Term "Lower Rates", Implied Savings

Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission said that it has reached a settlement with ...

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RetailEnergyX: Austin City Councilor Supports Electric Choice For Customers At Austin Energy

 

ERCOT Forecasts Sufficient Generation Available For Spring, Summer

Seasonal forecasts released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) indicate the region will have sufficient electric generation available to serve expected peak demand requirements in the upcoming spring and summer.

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Bankrupt Retail Supplier Files To Convert Case to Ch. 7

Glacial Energy has petitioned a bankruptcy court to convert its bankruptcy proceedings to Chapter 7, from Chapter 11, stating that it does not have funding to continue the Chapter 11 case.

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N.Y. Adopts Revised EDI Standards

The New York PSC has adopted revised EDI standards resulting from its February 2014 retail market order.

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Retail Energy Suppliers Among Top Five Sources of Consumer Complaints, AG Says

Complaints concerning retail energy suppliers are among the top five categories of consumer complaints, New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs said yesterday.

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• Update: Ohio Corrects Winning SCO Bidders At Dominion East Ohio

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March 2

NRG Expects to Add 25,000-30,000 Home Solar Customers During 2015

By the end of 2015, NRG Home Solar expects to have 35,000-40,000 lease customers totaling approximately 245–280 MW, of which 25,000-30,000 are expected to be added during the year 2015, NRG said in reporting earnings.

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Pa. Committee Chair Says PUC's Proposed Assessment Mechanism Would Make Non-Residential Suppliers Subsidize Residential Suppliers

The Pennsylvania PUC's proposal to base new assessments on retail electric and natural gas suppliers based on a supplier's gross intrastate revenues would, "likely result in suppliers who serve large industrial and commercial customers subsidizing those suppliers whose load consists primarily of residential customers," State Rep. Robert Godshall, Majority Chairman of House Consumer Affairs Committee, said in a letter to the PUC.

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Retail Supplier Launches Affinity Donation Program for Schools

A retail supplier announced that it is partnering with private and charter schools across Ohio to promote clean energy through its newly launched Green Energy Give Back affinity donation program.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Launches Direct Mail Campaign in Rhode Island

 

Pennsylvania Working Group Proposes Solution Framework for Portal to Access Smart Meter Information

The Pennsylvania Electronic Data Exchange Working Group's Web Portal Working Group has filed a proposed solution framework to provide electric generation suppliers with access, when authorized, to customers' smart meter data.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From Dominion East Ohio Standard Choice Offer Auction

According to a February 27 filing, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio disclosed that the winning bidders in the Dominion East Ohio Standard Choice Offer auction for 2015-16 were:

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Utility to Self-Manage Default Service Load

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Inactive Retail Supplier To Be Dissolved

An inactive retail supplier will be dissolved, its parent said

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PPL Returns to Growth in Residential Shopping; Pennsylvania Loses 8,000 Shoppers Statewide

Pennsylvania saw residential electric shopping decline by about 8,000 accounts from the end of January to the end of February, according to the latest stats on PA Power Switch.

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February 27

N.Y. PSC Approves State's First Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation

The New York PSC has approved, as a demonstration project, an opt-out municipal aggregation for ...

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New York Hopes to Incubate Online Marketplace/Platform for Retail Energy, Laments Lack of "Standard" Retail Contract

The New York PSC aims to incubate an online platform and exchange for retail energy that could instill confidence in commodity supply and distributed energy purchases, it directed in its Reforming the Energy Vision Order

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N.Y. Directs Staff to Investigate, Report on Supplier Consolidated Billing

New York has directed Staff to investigate and report on supplier consolidated billing (called Consolidated ESCO Billing or CEB in New York), as part of its Reforming the Energy Vision order.

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New York To Allow Utility Affiliates (And Utilities) To Own Distributed Resources Under REV Framework

The New York PSC will allow utility affiliates to own distributed energy resources (DER) under its Reforming the Energy Vision framework, in which the utility operates as the distributed system service provider.

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Notice of Violation Would Fine Retail Supplier $5,000

A state regulator has issued a Notice of Violation against ...

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Regulator to Examine Retail Supplier's Minimum Usage Requirement, Marketing

A state regulator will examine a supplier's marketing and solicitation practices as they relate to "minimum usage requirements"

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Regulator to Examine Retail Supplier's Application of Termination Fees

A state regulator will examine a supplier's alleged application of termination fees to certain customers.

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No Surprise: Utility Picked As N.Y. Distributed System Platform Provider, PSC "Expects" Tariffs, Not Auctions, to Govern Initial Distributed Procurements

In two unsurprising actions, the New York PSC selected the electric utilities as the provider of the Distributed System Platform (DSP), which is the PSC's new regulatory paradigm to encourage distributed energy resources (DERs), and said that, while not pre-determining any final outcomes, it expects initial procurements of DERs to be accomplished through tariffs, not auctions.

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February 26

(Partial) Win: Purchase of Receivables Approved at New Utility

A PUC has ordered that a purchase of receivables program be implemented at ...

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To Reduce Volatility, PUCO Replaces 12-Month Contracts With 36-Month Contracts For AEP Ohio 2015-18 Default Service, Reserves Right to Phase-In Charges

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved an electric security plan for the period June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2018 at AEP Ohio that relies solely on descending clock auctions to procure load-following default service supply, but modified AEP Ohio's proposed procurement schedule to reduce volatility.

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Retail Supplier Inks Marketing Partnership With N.Y. Yankees

An ESCO announced a new multi-year marketing partnership with the New York Yankees

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Bill Would Authorize PUC To Bar Bad Actors From Retail Market

 

Report: Texas Electric Complaints See Small Increase in 2014

The total volume of electric complaints filed by consumers with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in calendar year 2014 increased by approximately 5% from last year's record low volume, Regulatory Compliance Services reported

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PUCO Approves Duke Ohio Bill Changes to Show Retail Supplier Logo

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Duke Energy Ohio's proposed bill changes to comply with the requirement to include retail supplier logos on utility consolidated bills.

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Parents of New York, Connecticut, and Maine Utilities With Retail Choice to Merge

The parents of several Northeast electric and natural gas utilities with retail choice programs have announced a merger agreement.

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February 25

Retail Supplier Exits Market, "Terminates" Business With Customers

A retail supplier is exiting the retail market, and said that it has, "terminated our business with customers."

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N.Y. ESCOs Seek Investigation Into Default Service Reconciliation Process, Monthly Supply Rates

The Small Customer Marketer Coalition has petitioned the New York PSC for an investigation and examination of (i) the Annual Reconciliation of Gas Expenses and Gas Cost Recoveries codified at Title 16 NYCRR Section 720.6.5 to assess its impact and efficacy in the current regulatory and economic environment, and (ii) alternative cost recovery mechanisms that would ensure that the monthly gas adjustment clauses are truly reflective of current market costs.

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Written Order Suggests Deferred Default Service Costs Will Be Recovered From Non-Shopping Customers Only, PUC Also Directs Future Procurements to Mitigate Volatility

A written order published by the Rhode Island PUC concerning its deferral of a portion of significant default electric service rate hikes at National Grid, which took effect on January 1, contemplates that future default service customers alone will pay for such deferred costs.

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RetailEnergyX: Conn. Utilities, Consumer Counsel Dispute Whether Electricity Bill Changes Will Meet State Deadline

 

Senate President Calls for Ban on Variable Rate Contracts

Connecticut Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) has called for a ban on variable rate electricity contracts.

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Nordic Energy Releases Statement on Investigation Matter To Be Considered At Today's Illinois Commerce Commission Meeting

Per its docket, the Illinois Commerce Commission is scheduled today to consider opening a formal investigation of Nordic Energy Services, LLC. Nordic Energy Services released the following statement in advance of the ICC's consideration of the matter:

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PUC Staff Requests Delay in Filing Retail Market Improvement Report

Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio have asked that the Commission extend until May 11, 2015, the deadline for a report on certain potential retail market enhancements.

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February 24

Bill Would Ban Multi-Level Marketing For Energy Supply, Require All Suppliers to Assume Civil Liability for Door-to-Door, MLM Sales

A bill (HB 520) filed in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would ban multi-level marketing for energy supply, prohibit revenue streams used in other forms of direct selling, and require suppliers to assume civil liability for door-to-door and MLM sales

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Texas REP To Use New Brand, Phase-Out Existing Brand

A Texas REP will cease using an existing brand

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Met-Ed, Penelec Prices to Compare to Increase 10%

Residential Prices to Compare at Met-Ed and Penelec will increase about 10% on March 1, 2015.

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N.Y. Utilities File Tariff to Procure Demand Response At $500/MWh Plus Capacity Clearing Price If NYISO Programs Barred By Court

The six investor-owned New York electric distribution companies have petitioned the New York PSC to approve a utility-offered demand response program to the extent the U.S. Supreme Court rules that FERC (via the RTOs) cannot set compensation for demand response.

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RetailEnergyX: JCP&L Posts New BGS Default Service Rates Filed With BPU For Approval

 

Shipley Energy Receives License in New State
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Power Express Expands Texas Service Offerings

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February 23

Draft Standard Terms of Service, Renewal Notices Would Require Suppliers to Disclose Past Rate History, Limit on Rate Changes

A PUC has issued for comment draft versions of standardized notice forms setting forth the requirements for the terms of service and renewal notices for residential or small non-residential customers

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N.Y. Utility Files To Decrease POR Discount Rate

A utility has filed with the New York PSC an update to its natural gas purchase of receivables discount rate.

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Alleging "Windfall" to Retail Providers, Texas Cities Oppose CenterPoint TDU Plan to Refund Charges to REPs Without Requirement That REPs Pass-Through Credit to Customers

Alleging that a proposal from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC would lead to a "windfall" to retail electric providers, the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities has opposed the utility's as-filed proposal to refund $11 million to retail electric providers.

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RetailEnergyX: Whistleblower Alleges "Secret" Meetings Between Arizona Corporation Commish (Choice Opponent), Utility

 

Source Power & Gas Seeks License in New State

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Generation-Related Nonbypassable Costs at Dayton Power & Light Continue to Grow, PUCO Staff Concerned

Nonbypassable charges related to default service at Dayton Power & Light continue to grow, with PUCO Staff again raising concern with the increase.

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Connecticut Schedules Supplier Working Group Meeting

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FERC Allows PJM to Retain Capacity Otherwise Due To Be Released, But Rejects (Without Prejudice) Additional Non-RPM Capacity Procurements

FERC approved PJM's request to retain 2,000 MW of capacity that would otherwise be released under the RPM incremental project, but denied a separate request from PJM for authorization to enter into contracts for capacity for reliability purposes outside of the centralized capacity market.

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February 22

Volunteer Energy Announces Completion of Syndicate Financing to Fund Growth

Volunteer Energy announced the successful execution of a new secured asset based credit agreement with ...

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N.Y. Utilities Slam Westchester's Sought "Pilot" Muni Aggregation for Transferring Aggregation Costs to Non-Aggregation Customers, But Would Back Limited "Demonstration" CCA

New York utilities slammed the proposed mechanics of a pilot municipal aggregation sought by several Westchester, New York communities for seeking to require utilities to absorb many of the responsibilities (and costs) of the community choice aggregation, although the utilities would support a much more limited "demonstration" community choice aggregation.

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Direct Energy Cites "Challenging" Sales Environment in Texas, Northeast for Profit Decline; C&I Margins Up Significantly in Second Half of 2014

Direct Energy operating profit fell by 46% for fiscal 2014, due in part to "challenging" market conditions in Texas and the U.S. Northeast

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Energy Sales Agent Allegedly Steals Customer's Credit Card During Door-to-Door Sale

 

Nstar Basic Service Rates to Fall By 40-70%

Nstar (Eversource Energy) has filed new electric basic service rates for the industrial customer class for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2015.

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Draft Order Would Fine Retail Supplier $2,000

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would fine IDT Energy, Inc. after the initial decision concludes, in a customer complaint case, that IDT Energy charged a customer a rate in excess of the Price to Compare when its sales agent had represented to the customer that the rate would be below the PTC.

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RetailEnergyX: Four Retail Energy Door-to-Door Sales Agents Arrested

 

Broker-Consultant Bright Power Acquires Ecological Partners, LLC

Bright Power, Inc., a New York City-based energy management provider, has announced its acquisition of Ecological Partners, LLC, an energy efficiency service provider previously owned by Root9b Technologies, a cybersecurity and regulatory risk mitigation company.

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PUC Rejects Utility's Contingency Default Service Proposal

The New Hampshire PUC has rejected a contingency proposal from Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) addressing situations in which there is insufficient response to a default service procurement, finding that Liberty Utilities' proposal is inconsistent with statute.

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February 19

Exclusive: Comcast Selects New Retail Supplier As Partner To Relaunch Retail Energy Effort

Comcast has selected a new retail energy supplier for a partnership to offer retail energy to its customers, EnergyChoiceMatters.com can exclusively report.

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PPL Commercial Price to Compare to Increase 10%, Residential PTC Also Rises

PPL Electric's Price to Compare for residential and small commercial customers will increase on March 1.

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Flash: Direct Energy Residential Supply Customer Count in Texas, US Northeast Slides By 150,000

Direct Energy saw its residential energy supply customer count fall in both Texas and the U.S. Northeast from June 30, 2014 to December 31, 2014, parent Centrica said in reporting earnings this morning.

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RetailEnergyX: Customers At Another Texas Co-op Protesting High Rates, Seek Choice

 

PECO Residential, Commercial Price to Compare to Decrease on March 1

PECO has posted to its website updated Prices to Compare for the period beginning March 1.

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Retail Supplier Files Complaint Against PJM Over Uplift Charges, Seeks Refund

Champion Energy Marketing LLC has filed a complaint at FERC against PJM regarding PJM's allocation of balancing operating reserves for January 2014.

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State Sets Working Group to Address Variable Rate Presentation Issues

The Massachusetts DPU has formed a working group to address specifically issues associated with the presentation of variable-price competitive supply products on the DPU-run electric price and shopping website that is in development.

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Reliant Officially Rolls Out Home Automation, Security Products

Reliant yesterday officially rolled out a suite of home security and automation service offerings, which had been first tipped by RetailEnergyX.com last fall

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Connecticut Light & Power Default Service Rates to Fall By 67%

Connecticut Light & Power has filed new Last Resort Service rates for the period beginning April 1, 2015.

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United Illuminating Default Service Rates to Fall By 50-70%

United Illuminating has filed new Last Resort Service rates for the period beginning April 1, 2015.

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WMECO Sets New Default Service Rates

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service rates for medium and large commercial and industrial customers for the three-month period beginning April 1, 2015

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Maine Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of March 2015.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From January Default Service Auction at FirstEnergy Utilities

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from the January 2015 default service auction for suppliers at the FirstEnergy utilities.

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February 18

Final Order Maintains Proposed Requirement for Retail Suppliers to Separately List Broker Fees

A final Connecticut PURA written order concerning a new standard contract summary form of the material terms and conditions for residential electric contracts still contains a requirement that retail suppliers disclose separately any fee paid to a broker

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Update: Crius Acquisition of TriEagle Adds Geographic, Customer Diversity

Crius Energy, which as first reported yesterday is acquiring TriEagle Energy for $22.2 million, has provided details of how the TriEagle acquisition, which will give Crius entry into the Texas market, will diversify its customer book.

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New York Staff Favor PSC Review Of LIPA Retail Choice Versus Proposed "Collaborative"

Staff of the New York PSC does not agree with PSEG Long Island's proposal to institute a "collaborative" on electric retail choice at the Long Island Power Authority, stating that the issue be more "formally and comprehensively" addressed under a PSC review.

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RetailEnergyX: New York City: Muni Aggregation a "Meritorious" Concept, "Worthy" of Consideration

 

N.Y. Utilities: Muni Aggregation Plans Should Require PSC Approval

Should the New York PSC determine that municipalities should be permitted to conduct opt-out aggregations, the New York utilities said that the PSC should review and approve "detailed" aggregation plans prior to implementation.

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License Briefs

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Texas QSE to Pay $20,000 Under Settlement with PUCT Staff

A QSE would pay $20,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve its alleged failure to adhere to Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Protocols § 8.1.1.4.2(1)(b), related to Responsive Reserve Service (RRS) energy deployment criteria on January 6, 2014.

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February 17

TriEagle Energy Acquired by Retail Supplier

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Citing Lack of Retail Supplier Interest, Pa. PUC Denies Rider for Small Utilities to Implement EDI

The Pennsylvania PUC has denied an application from Citizens' Electric Company and Wellsboro Electric Company to implement a nonbypassable rider to implement Electronic Data Interchange in the utilities service areas, to support electric choice.

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PUC Rules It Can't Hear Complaint Which Merely Alleges Retail Supplier's Rates Are "Too High"

The Pennsylvania PUC affirmed that it lacks traditional ratemaking authority over competitive suppliers and therefore cannot address a customer complaint which merely alleges that a retail supplier's rates are "too high," in granting an interlocutory review sought by the supplier

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New Texas Retail Brand Listing Offers on Power to Choose

A new brand has begun listing offers on the Texas Power to Choose site

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Agera Energy Receives New Licenses

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DTE Exec: Nobody Planning Capacity to Serve Retail Choice Customers

During an earnings call last week, DTE Energy CEO Gerard Anderson said that "nobody" is planning capacity required to fill projected shortfalls which Anderson said aligns with the amount of retail access load.

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February 16

Retail Supplier Reports Change in Ownership

A retail supplier has informed FERC that it has undergone a change in ownership

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Exelon Expects Retail Competitors to Remain "Aggressive" In Pursuit of Market Share

Exelon expects that retail energy competitors will remain "aggressive" in pursuing market share in the current commodity price environment.

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TDU Seeks to Issue Rebates to Texas REPs

Sharyland Utilities, L.P. has filed a request at the Public Utility Commission of Texas to issue rebates, to retail electric providers, related to its performance versus reliability metrics, as required in the order approving Sharyland's acquisition of the Cap Rock service areas.

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders Under Columbia Standard Choice Offer Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio disclosed that the winning bidders in Columbia Gas of Ohio Standard Choice Offer auction for 2015-16 were:

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Texas REP Suggests PUCT Should Consider Updating Requirements for Electricity Facts Label

A Texas REP has suggested in comments to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that the Commission, "should consider whether an update to the EFL [Electricity Facts Label] content requirements would be beneficial."

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Briefly

• Texas REP Withdraws Complaint Against TDU
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