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Nania Energy Acquires Energy Brokering Business From Energy Management/Analytics Company

CEO Sees More Broker M&A As Margins Compress

Nania Energy Advisors announced that it has acquired the energy supply brokering business of...

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New York PSC Staff Seek To Serve 143 Subpoenas On ESCOs Not Participating In Mass Market Review

Staff of the New York Department of Public Service have provided to the presiding ALJs, for the ALJs' signatures, 143 subpoenas duces tecum to be issued to ESCOs who are not parties to the PSC's evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail energy mass markets.

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Broker-Consultant Names Retail Market Vet As VP Of Business Development

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RetailEnergyX: Sunnova Launches Residential Solar Plus Storage Plan

 

New York ALJs Compel ESCOs To Respond To PULP Discovery Requests, Require Responses Within 5 Days

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the New York PSC's review of the retail energy mass markets have granted a motion to compel filed by the Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc., requiring ESCOs to respond to PULP's data requests.

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Texas ALJ Denies Summary Decision In AEP Texas' Petition To Own, Install Battery Storage

A Texas ALJ has denied a motion for summary decision filed by parties asking that the Public Utility Commission of Texas deny AEP Texas-North Division's application to install and own a lithium-ion battery in two locations on its distribution system

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RetailEnergyX: Crius Officially Surpasses 1 Million RCEs, Gives Free Energy To Contest Winners

 

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RetailEnergyX: DTE Sub. Acquires Texas Gas-to-Energy Projects

 

May 25

New Bill Supported By Load Groups, AARP Would Require Utilities To Provide Default Service Under "Market Rate Offer"

A newly filed bill would require that the electric distribution utilities provide default service under a "market rate offer" (MRO)

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Governor Signs Bill Requiring Affirmative Consent For Certain Retail Contract Renewals, Provision of Rate Comparison Info

New Law Requires Study of Default Service Versus Retail Supplier Rates

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New Ohio Bill Would Prohibit Utilities *And Affiliates* From Owning Generation

Bill Would Prohibit Utilities From Offering Competitive Retail Electric Service

A newly filed bill in the Ohio House of Representatives (H. B. No. 247) would provide that, beginning on January 1, 2019, no electric utility and no entity affiliated with that utility may own and control any installed generation capacity located in Ohio

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RetailEnergyX: Ohio Bill Would Prevent PUC From Approving, In MRO, "Any" Provision "Adverse" To Muni Aggregation
---Overly Broad Language Could Be Used To Stymie Development of Individual Customer Choice, Retail Market Enhancements

 

Retail Supplier Announces Share Buyback Program

A retail supplier announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program

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Affiliate Of Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas REP Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted

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PUC Approves Modified Day-One Choice Proposal (Revised Proposal Drops Customer Referral Program)

PUC Adopts Billing Changes To Facilitate Prepay Service For Retail Suppliers

A PUC has approved a revised program to implement day-one choice service.

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Update: Winning Retail Supplier To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers At Dayton Power & Light Ohio Disclosed

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed that ...

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ERCOT Issues Determination Regarding Whether STEC Units Needed For RMR

On May 1, 2017 ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resources: South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (RE) – PEARSALL_PEARS_1, PEARSALL_PEARS_2, PEARSALL_PEARS_3 (Pearsall Units 1, 2, and 3)

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Resources To Supply Power To Techemet

 

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RetailEnergyX: Raether: A Case For Retail Choice in Kansas

 

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine Reports PJM Capacity Auction Results

 

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RetailEnergyX: Direct Energy Offering Reduced Rates for Military Personnel

 

May 24

New York PSC Grants Limited Further Extension Of Deadline By Which ESCOs Must Stop Serving Low-Income Customers

The Secretary of the New York PSC has granted a limited, 30-day extension of the compliance deadline by which ESCOs must stop serving assistance program participant (APP) customers

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New York ALJs Will Allow PSC Staff To Conduct Discovery On ESCO Profitability In Serving Large C&I Customers

ALJs Affirm Retail Market Evidentiary Review Limited To Mass Market, But Find Discovery Related To Large C&I Market Appropriate

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy markets have affirmed that the proceeding is limited to reviewing the mass market, but found that discovery related to the large C&I market is appropriate

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Retail Supplier Would Pay $250,000 To Settle Alleged Overcharging

An initial decision from a Pennsylvania ALJ would approve a settlement between the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E or Complainant) and ...

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RetailEnergyX: PSEG CEO Presses NJ Regulators To Allow Utilities To Be "Sales Channel" For New Products/Services

 

PJM Capacity Prices Jump 60% In EMAAC, Lower YoY For RTO, In 2020/21 Auction

PJM's base residual auction for the 2020-21 delivery year, the first auction which exclusively procured 100% capacity performance resources, saw capacity prices jump in EMAAC, with rest-of-RTO prices down versus the year-ago auction

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Says Two Of Its Nukes Fail To Clear PJM Capacity Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: Dynegy, PSEG Power Report Results From PJM Capacity Auction

 

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RetailEnergyX: TEPCO To Acquire 50% Stake In Ohio Battery Storage Project

 

May 23

Retail Supplier Approves Two-for-One Stock Split

A retail supplier announced today that its Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split

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Retail Supplier Complaints Decline 70% Since 2014, Stand At <1% Of Shopping Customers

Complaints filed against retail electric suppliers have declined 70% from 2014 to 2016, according to a draft annual Connecticut PURA report on the retail electric market.

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Oil Major Registers As ERCOT Power Marketer

An oil major has submitted a registration as a power marketer in Texas

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Parent Suspends Unsecured Subordinated Note Program After "Going Concern" Disclosure

 

Retail Supplier Reports Earnings, Other Financial Data In Connection With Sale

Various financial metrics for U.S. Gas & Electric have been reported in an investor presentation regarding the previously reported transaction (see details here) under which Equus Total Return, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MVC Capital, Inc.'s largest portfolio holding, U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.

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New York Consumer Advocates Oppose More ESCO Waiver Requests To Serve Low-Income Customers

Various New York consumer advocates have opposed the waivers sought by nine ESCOs to continue serving low-income customers.

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Update: PECO June 1 Prices To Compare Change Slightly On Transmission Rate Update

PECO has updated its new electric Prices to Compare for the period beginning June 1, 2017 due to a change in the transmission rate

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Discloses Details On Sought Restructuring Of GenOn Via Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceedings

 

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RetailEnergyX: Stream Moves Into New HQ in Addison

 

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RetailEnergyX: Luminant Seeks To Correct "Incorrect" Identification Of Company As Affiliate In TerraForm-Orion Texas M&A Application

 

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg Gadfly: Calpine, Dynegy Deal Talk Suggests Power Producers Vulnerable

 

May 22

Retail Supplier: Competitive Market Yields 30% Gross Margin Vs. Utility, But Municipal Aggregators Only Passing 1-2% Savings On To Customers

Municipal Aggregator Cites "Concern" With Expansion of Direct Access, Worried Low-Income Customer Rates Would Rise

Electricity community choice aggregations (CCA) in California are only passing 1-2% in savings on to their customers even as the competitive wholesale market produces gross margin of 30% versus the utility rate, Ron Perry, CEO of Commercial Energy, told a California en banc hearing on retail electric choice.

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Retail Supplier: New Legislation Not Needed To Immediately Increase California Businesses Eligible For Direct Access

The number of business customers eligible for direct access can be increased immediately without new legislation, Ron Perry, CEO of Commercial Energy, told a California en banc hearing on retail electric choice.

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Retail Supplier Closes New $120 Million Credit Facility To Support Growth

A retail supplier announced today the closing of a new $120 million senior secured borrowing base credit facility

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RetailEnergyX: Here’s How Many Customers View The Connecticut PURA Retail Electric Rate Board

 

New York PSC To Allow Large ESCO To Continue Enrolling, Serving Customers, In Ruling On Show Cause Order

Addressing a prior order to show cause, the New York PSC will allow Spark Energy, LLC and Spark Energy Gas, LLC (together, Spark, or the Company) to continue marketing to and enrolling residential and non-residential natural gas and electric customers, "as long as Spark abides by the procedural improvements noted in its initial and supplemental responses and it complies with all provisions of the UBP and applicable Commission Orders."

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Santanna Energy Services Receives Supplier License In New State

• Charity+Power Receives New License

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of June 2017

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Entrust Energy Joins Retail Energy Supply Association

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) announced Entrust Energy as its newest member.

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RetailEnergyX: Columnist: Texas "Winning" Versus Florida With Electric Choice (Follows Large Feature on Choice In PNJ)

 

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RetailEnergyX: New Suit Filed Against FirstEnergy Solutions Over Polar Vortex Surcharge

 

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RetailEnergyX: Agribusiness Piloting Tesla Battery For Solar Storage

 

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RetailEnergyX: WSJ: The Race to Build a Better Battery for Storing Power

 

May 19

Vistra CEO: Only Way To Grow TXU Brand Is Through Acquisition, But It's Not The Right Time

Absent M&A, Retail Growth Will Come From New Brands, Segmentation

Vistra "Actively" Looking To Acquire ERCOT CCGTs

Any meaningful customer growth for the TXU Energy brand will likely need to come from acquisitions, but now is not the right time to purchase retail books, Vistra Energy CEO Curt Morgan said during an earnings call yesterday

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Just Energy Exploring Inorganic Growth, But Not Interested In Most Books Currently Out There

Just Energy said during an earnings call yesterday that it is exploring inorganic growth through acquisitions of several types of companies, including retail suppliers active in North America, but the company said that most of the books currently out there are not of interest to it.

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ComEd Residential Price To Compare Increasing 10% On June 1

Commonwealth Edison's residential price to compare will increase nearly 11% starting June 1.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Vistra (TXU Parent) Approaches Dynegy With Takeover Pitch

 

Texas PUC To Consider Recommendations For ERCOT Energy-Only Market Improvements

Texas PUC's Anderson: Marginal Losses A "No Brainer"

Anderson: Doesn't Plan To Take Up Transmission Cost Allocation

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will open a project to consider recommendations for improvements in the ERCOT energy-only market design, prompted by a paper filed by Calpine and NRG Energy

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RetailEnergyX: Vistra CEO: New Thermal Resource Development in ERCOT, "Inexplicable"

 

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RetailEnergyX: Texas PUC Unlikely To Reverse Course On Rejection of NextEra Purchase of Oncor

 

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Opens Review Of Third Party Electric Vehicle Charging Services

 

May 18

Creator Of Apple, Tesla Retail Stores: Somebody's Going To Disrupt Retail Energy Industry, Will It Be An Outsider?

Somebody is going to revolutionize the customer experience in the retail energy industry, and the only question is whether it will be an existing market participant or an outsider, leading retail strategy and customer engagement expert George Blankenship told attendees at DNV GL's Energy Executive Forum.

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RESA: PPL's Comments Show "Uncertainty" Over Treatment Of Existing Customers Once PUC Restricts Shopping For CAP Customers To CAP-SOP Program, Would Welcome PUC Clarification

The Retail Energy Supply Association said that a May 16 letter from PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) regarding the new Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which will be the only vehicle for CAP customer shopping at PPL starting June 1, shows that there is uncertainty concerning the applicability of the program to existing shopping customers, as RESA said it would welcome further clarity from the PUC

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Flash: TXU Parent Reports Residential Retail Customer Growth, Flat Overall Customer Count

CEO Says Retail "Cornerstone" Of Vistra Energy

In reporting earnings today, Vistra Energy (parent of TXU and other retail brands) said that it grew its residential retail customer count during the first quarter.

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TXU Parent Acquires Texas' Largest Solar Plant, Touts Function as "Key Retail Platform"

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RetailEnergyX: Texas Co-Op Without Customer Choice Files Complaint To Stop AEP Texas From Serving 100+ Residences (REPs Would Be Stripped Of Customers?)

 

Update: Winning Retail Supplier To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers At AEP Ohio Disclosed

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disclosed that ...

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RetailEnergyX: Citing Proposed Legislation In Multiple States, RESA Touts Coming Second Wave Of Retail Restructuring

 

Settlement Would Increase Rider Paid By Retail Providers At AEP Texas By 40-50%

An unopposed settlement among AEP Texas, Texas PUC Staff, and other parties would establish new Distribution Cost Recovery Factors (DCRFs) at AEP Texas' Central and North divisions, effective September 1, 2017

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RESA Study Touts Decline in Average Electric Rates In Restructured States, Versus Increases In Monopoly States

The Retail Energy Supply Association has released a study detailing declines in average electricity rates in 14 states which have restructured their electricity markets since 2008, versus increases seen in monopoly states over the same period

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Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

Ohio has disclosed winning bidders from the April 24 procurement of Standard Offer Supply at Dayton Power & Light

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RetailEnergyX: Flash: Just Energy Reports Earnings

 

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RetailEnergyX: DMN: "Startups" Want To Make Texas Electric Shopping Less Confusing

 

May 17

PPL: "Multiple" Retail Suppliers Intend To Participate In CAP Standard Offer Program (Will Be Only Mechanism For CAP Customer Shopping Starting June 1)

PPL: "Unequivocal" That CAP-SOP Order Provides That "All" Existing CAP Customer Contracts Remain In Place

Dismissing operational concerns raised by the Retail Energy Supply Association, PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) said in comments to the Pennsylvania PUC that "multiple" retail suppliers "intend" to participate in the Customer Assistance Program Standard Offer Program (CAP-SOP), which will be the only vehicle for CAP customer shopping at PPL starting June 1.

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NEM: Proposed New York UBP Changes (TPV-ing All Sales, Etc.) Would Predetermine Outcome Of Evidentiary Retail Market Review

NEM Says UBP Changes Appear To Be "End-Run" Around Evidentiary Proceeding

Adopting significant changes to the New York Business Practices, including a requirement for independent third party verification of all mass market sales, that have been proposed in a rulemaking proceeding, which is separate from the evidentiary proceeding reviewing the retail mass market, would prejudge the outcome of such evidentiary proceeding, the National Energy Marketers Association said in comments to the PSC, as NEM asked that the proposed UBP changes be withdrawn, apart from limited discrete changes, such as one prompted as a result of a change in law

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Reliant Receives Authority To Serve Customers In New Service Area

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RetailEnergyX: While Emphasizing Transition To More Fully Regulated Biz, FirstEnergy CEO Highlights New Non-Regulated Products Offered Through Distribution Utilities

 

Retail Gas Supplier Serving 100,000+ Customers Receives New License As Part of New Expansion To Electricity

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Start-up Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

The Public Utility Commission of Texas granted ...

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SFE Energy Receives License In New State

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RetailEnergyX: San Jose Approves Municipal Aggregation, Requires $55 Million For Start-up

 

May 16

New York ALJs Find Notice For Mass Market Review Was Proper, Decline to Suspend Proceeding

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets have found that the PSC's notice initiating the proceeding was proper, and declined to holding the proceedings in abeyance

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Nstar Residential, Commercial Default Service Rates To Increase July 1 (Residential Rate 31% Higher Than Year-Ago Second Half Rate)

Nstar has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new electric basic service rates for the period beginning July 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Generator Has Commenced Sale Process For Residential Retail Supply Book

 

NY State Agency: Long-Term Financial "Consequences" Of ESCO Contracts Require TPV-ing All Sales

Requiring independent third party verification of all mass market ESCO sales, including mailers and internet sales, is needed as such contracts may include, "long term financial consequences," the Utility Intervention Unit (UIU) of the New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection said in comments to the New York PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Texas REP Named BBB Pinnacle Winner, 6 Other REPs Named Winners of Distinction

 

May 15

Utility Parent Creates New Retail Supplier, Seeking To Serve Customers In Multiple States

A utility holding company has created a new retail supplier

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RESA: Notices for Proposed New York UBP Changes Are "Legally Deficient" (Changes Include Requiring TPV For All Sales)

Notices issued by the New York PSC concerning a proposed series of changes to the Uniform Business Practices proposed by the PSC are, "legally deficient," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the PSC, because the proposed changes are far broader than the two discrete issues and "housekeeping" changes discussed in the notices

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RESA Asks New York PSC To Start Collaborative On Mass Market Review

Says "Examination" Of Door-to-Door Marketing, Adoption Of Increased Training/Oversight Should Be Considered

The Retail Energy Supply Association urged the New York PSC to initiate the Track II collaborative process envisioned under the PSC's retail mass market review, and said that the PSC's current proposal to revise the Uniform Business Practices, apart from two discrete issues, should be withdrawn, in favor of the outcome of the Track II collaborative process

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RetailEnergyX: Texas City Selects Retail Provider For Opt-In Aggregation (Rate Disclosed, City Promotes $336 In "Average" Savings)

 

Proposed NY UBP Language Could Authorize "Slamming" of Already Shopping Customers By Municipal Aggregators

The imprecise language used in proposed revisions to the New York Uniform Business Practices to implement the PSC's finding that switches made pursuant to an opt-out municipal aggregation do not constitute slamming could be interpreted as authorizing municipal aggregators to switch any customer, even customers currently with an ESCO, without customer authorization.

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RESA: Regulator, Without Notice, Adopts New License Renewal Application, New Broader Questions Exceed Regulator's Authority

The Connecticut PURA recently adopted a new application for the required five-year electric supplier license renewals, but the Retail Energy Supply Association said that the information sought by the new application exceeds the information PURA is authorized to require under the existing regulations.

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RetailEnergyX: Retail Supplier Inks $25 Million Credit Facility

 

PECO, Stakeholders Seek To Abate Consideration of CAP Shopping Issues Pending Litigation Of PPL Mechanism

PECO, the Pennsylvania PUC's Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement, and several low-income consumer advocates proposed that the PUC abate consideration of issues related to the eligibility of Customer Assistance Program (CAP) customers to shop for an electric supplier, pending resolution of an appeal of a CAP shopping restriction at PPL Electric Utilities.

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RetailEnergyX: Subsidiary Of Japanese Utility Holding Co. Registers As Texas Power Marketer

 

RESA Raises More Implementation Concerns About PPL CAP-SOP Program, Identification Of Impacted Customers, Assignment Of Responsibility To Suppliers To Drop Customers To Default Service

The Retail Energy Supply Association opposed PPL Electric Utilities' motion to withdraw PPL's earlier request to delay the start date for the CAP-SOP program from June 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017, as RESA raised more concerns about implementation of the program

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From the Archives (5/8): Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On How It Can Take Competitive Supply For New Facility Without Utility Planning For Load, Incurring Exit Fee

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RetailEnergyX: Consumers Energy Proposes Program To Offer Large Businesses 100% Renewable Energy (Switch Data Center To Be First Customer)

 

May 12

New York ALJs Extend Deadline For Mass Market Review Testimony By Months, Set New Date For Hearing

The presiding ALJs in the New York PSC's evidentiary review of the retail energy mass markets have delayed the deadline for the submission of direct testimony by approximately ...

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Crius Energy Reports Customer Growth, Higher Adjusted EBITDA

Crius Energy reported net customer growth and higher Adjusted EBITDA in releasing earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2017

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BlueRock Energy Receives New License
• Operator Of Texas Electricity Ratings Seeks Broker Licenses In Multiple States

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PSC Denies Utility's Attempt To Compel Disclosure Of Retail Suppliers' Capacity Compliance Showings

The Michigan PSC denied a request from Consumers Energy which had sought to compel the disclosure of retail electric suppliers' confidential resource adequacy compliance showings filed with the PSC

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RetailEnergyX: Hedge Fund Elliott Management Seeks To File Own Reorganization Plan For Energy Future Holdings, Given Rejection of NextEra Oncor Purchase

 

United Illuminating Discloses Default Service Suppliers, Will Self-Manage Some Load

United Illuminating reported that the following suppliers will serve a portion of Standard Service during the second half of 2017

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Dominion East Ohio Receives OK To Change Name To Dominion Energy Ohio (New Name More Similar To Retail Supplier Affiliate)

With New Brand, Dominion East Ohio Taking Web Address Formerly Used By Retail Supplier Affiliate

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved billing format and tariff changes authorizing The East Ohio Gas Company, formerly d/b/a Dominion East Ohio, to change the utility's trade name to "Dominion Energy Ohio."

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Chiding Utilities, Michigan PSC Says Determining How LSEs May Demonstrate Capacity Compliance Shall Be Addressed Via Technical Conference Process, Not Rate Cases

The Michigan PSC affirmed that determining how load serving entities, including retail suppliers, are able to demonstrate compliance with certain statutory capacity requirements shall be addressed in the PSC's previously adopted technical conference process, not utility rate cases nor cases addressing the establishment of a State Reliability Mechanism (SRM).

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RetailEnergyX: Vivint Solar Launches Sales Channel At Retail Storefronts

 

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RetailEnergyX: Maryland Sets Prices For New Offshore Wind RECs Which Retail Suppliers Must Purchase

 

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From the RetailEnergyX Archives: Texas Senate Passes Bill To Terminate Authority For General Land Office To Sell Retail Power

On May 9, the Texas House referred, to the Land & Resource Management Committee, SB 736 which would terminate the statutory grant of authority that currently allows the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to sell power to public retail customers.

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RetailEnergyX: Michigan PSC Sets Process To Consider Distributed Generation Rules (Retail Suppliers Included)

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Grants Calif. ISO Extended Deadline To Implement Higher Offer Caps

 

May 11

Update: Previously Undisclosed Third Party From Which Spark Energy Acquired Customers Revealed

The additional third party from which Spark Energy recently acquired customers, in connection with its acquisition of Perigee Energy, has been revealed.

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Shock: People's Counsel (Not Maryland) Enforcing Own Interpretation Requiring Written Signature For Telephonic Sales, In Addressing Complaints

In addressing customer complaints, an Office of People's Counsel (not Maryland) has interpreted regulations as requiring a signature for telephonic retail electric sales, prompting Clearview Electric to file a petition with a PSC to clarify whether a written signature is required for telephonic sales to be valid.

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TXU Opposes Aggregator's Sought Use of Name "Texas Utilities Exchange", Alleging Name Is "Misleading"

TXU Energy Retail Company LLC filed comments with the Public Utility Commission of Texas asking that the PUCT deny the application of Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC to register as an aggregator under the name Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC, as "TXU asserts that use of the name Texas Utilities Exchange, LLC by the applicant is misleading and requests that the application be denied."

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RetailEnergyX: Report: Parent of Retail Supplier Exploring Sale

 

Regulator Seeking Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier Over Alleged Failure To Seek Approval For License Transfer

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Dominion Files For Approval of Virginia Renewable Supply Tariff, Would Foreclose Ability Of Certain Customers To Take Competitive Supply

Dominion Virginia Power has filed with the Virginia SCC for approval of six voluntary 100 percent renewable energy tariffs (for various customer classes/voltages) whereby participating non-residential customers with peak measured demands of 1,000 kW or greater can voluntarily elect to purchase 100 percent of their energy needs from renewable energy resources.

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine/NRG Present Paper on Price Formation "Improvements" In ERCOT (Elimination of 4CP Transmission Cost Allocation Among Recommendations)

 

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RetailEnergyX: Nevada Committee Hears From Texas, Pennsylvania, California on Retail Electric Choice

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Launches "Energy Revolution" Endeavor/Branding, Emphasizes New Thinking About Customers

 

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RetailEnergyX: Tesla Takes Orders For Solar Roofs With "Competitive" Pricing

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC To Hold Technical Conference on Liquidity In Natural Gas Markets, Price Formation/Trading Issues

 

May 10

New Texas Retail Brand, TXU Affiliate, Launches "No Frills" Service, "Rock Bottom" Prices

Offers Include Under 3¢/kWh Plans, Flat (Non-Volumetric) Pricing Plans

A new affiliate of TXU has launched service

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New Texas Prepaid Retail Brand Hello Energy Launches Service, Affiliate of Existing REP, Generator

Offering Guaranteed Number of Days Of Service For Set Prepayment Levels

Hello Energy, a new prepaid brand from a large Texas REP and generator affiliate, has launched service in Texas

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Start-up Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

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

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RetailEnergyX: Calif. PUC Staff Releases Energy Choice White Paper Ahead Of En Banc Hearing

 

Affiliate of Texas Generator Receives Retail Electric Provider Certificate

Dynegy Seeks To Serve Mass Market Retail Customers In New State

• Richter Dynamics Receives Texas Aggregator Certificate

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Files Annual REC Report (Includes 2015 REC Requirements for Each REP)

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.K. Prime Minister Proposes Retail Electric Supply Price Caps

 

May 9

Spark Energy CEO: Not Seeing A Lot Of Competition For Book Purchases

Company Approaches 1 Million RCEs With Latest Acquisition

Spark Energy, which as previously reported announced yesterday that it had signed a purchase agreement to acquire Verde Energy, said that it is not seeing a lot of competition on some of its M&A transactions.

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Trump Will Nominate Retail Choice Proponent Robert Powelson To FERC, Along With Neil Chatterjee

The Trump administration said yesterday that it will nominate Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to FERC to serve as commissioners.

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PPL Withdraws Petition To Delay Start Of CAP-SOP Program, Which Limits Low-Income Customer Shopping

PPL Electric Utilities has filed to withdraw its petition for a delay in the start date of the new Standard Offer Referral Program for Customer Assistance Program customers (CAP-SOP), stating that it can fully complete the necessary system changes in time for the original June 1 start.

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RetailEnergyX: Bloomberg: NRG Panel Said to Mull Sale of Entire Renewables Portfolio

 

Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Decrease

Western Massachusetts Electric Company has filed new basic service rates with the Massachusetts DPU for the period beginning July 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: Comverge To Be Acquired By Metering, Tech Company

 

New York Agency: Absent Written Agreement Delegating Authority To PSC, Agency Would Be Required To Independently Determine Whether To Disclose ESCO Confidential Info In Response To FOIL Request

Absent a written agreement delegating its authority of Freedom of Information Law requests to the Department of Public Service, the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) said that it would be required to independently determine whether to release confidential ESCO info, obtained as part of its participation in the PSC's review of the ESCO mass market, in response to FOIL requests

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RetailEnergyX: Gexa Launches Affinity Plan Supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

 

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RetailEnergyX: Renewable Power Direct Assists Data Provider Iron Mountain in Securing Wind Energy in PA, NJ

 

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RetailEnergyX: NextEra Files For Rehearing Of Texas Order Denying Acquisition of Oncor

 

May 8

Spark Energy Signs Agreement To Acquire Retail Supplier With 145,000 RCEs

Spark Energy, Inc. announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire ...

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New York PSC Grants Short Extension Of Deadline For Comments on UBP Changes (Proposal Would Require All ESCO Mass Market Sales Be Subject To TPV, etc.)

The New York PSC denied requests to hold a proceeding concerning proposed changes to the uniform business practices in abeyance, but did grant a limited one-week extension in the deadline for filing comments.

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Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On How It Can Take Competitive Supply For New Facility Without Utility Planning For Load, Incurring Exit Fee

Google has submitted a petition with the Nevada PUC for a declaratory order seeking an explanation of how a new electric customer to Nevada who is seeking to obtain service pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 704B can obtain such service without being subject to impact (exit) fees, with the exception of certain mandatory nonbypassable surcharges.

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RetailEnergyX: Centrica Reports Higher Unit Margins For North American Residential Business

 

Ohio Discloses Retail Suppliers Selected To Serve Certain Low-Income Customers

Unredacted RFP reports have been filed by auction managers disclosing the retail suppliers which won the right to serve Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) customer load for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 at several utilities

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

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports Result of ADR Proceeding With Tenaska

 

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RetailEnergyX: PUC Warns 100 Suppliers, Brokers Of Possible Sanctions, Revocation Over Late Annual Reports

 

May 5

Dynegy CEO Says Trends "Favorable" For Retail Growth, Actively Pursuing New Markets

Retail Growth Remains A Top Goal After Deleveraging

In reporting earnings today, Dynegy reported that it is actively pursuing broadening its retail business beyond Ohio and Illinois

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Dynegy CEO On Zone 4 Capacity: "MISO Is Not Going To Fix Their Market"

Asked by an analyst during an earnings call this morning when Dynegy should stop waiting for, in the analyst's words, "the MISO magical regulatory fix," and instead accelerate a rationalization of Dynegy's generating assets in Midcontinent ISO Zone 4, Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon answered, "I certainly turned the corner a while ago on betting on MISO to fix it. MISO is not going to fix their market."

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PUC Affirms Ability To Review Retail Supplier Contracts For Compliance With "Plain Language" Requirement, Affirms Such Review Is Not An Impermissible Interpretation Of A Private Contract

PUC Lowers Proposed Civil Penalty On Retail Supplier

In an order on a complaint brought by a non-residential customer against Blue Pilot Energy, LLC, the Pennsylvania PUC affirmed that it has authority to review electric generation supplier (EGS) contracts for compliance with the plain language requirement of 52 Pa. Code § 54.43(1), as the PUC also lowered the civil penalty imposed on Blue Pilot Energy, LLC as compared to an ALJ's recommendation

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RetailEnergyX: Japan’s ORIX Acquires 22% Stake In Parent Of Viridity Energy

 

EDF Energy Services Receives New Retail Supplier License

• Quick Energy Solutions Receives New License

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April A Bad Month For Pennsylvania Residential Shopping, State Sees First Net Decline Of 2017, 5 of 7 Large EDCs See Losses

PECO Sees First Net Decline In Residential Shopping Since 2014

In April, Pennsylvania recorded its first monthly net decline in the number of residential customers on competitive supply during 2017, according to the latest stats from the Pennsylvania PUC

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RetailEnergyX: Parent Of Texas Retail Provider To Begin Trading on NYSE

 

May 4

Centrica, Direct Energy Parent, Acquires Assets Of Big Data Tech Company Rokitt

Positions Company To Respond To Evolving Customer Wants

Centrica announced that Io-Tahoe LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centrica plc, has acquired the assets of Rokitt Inc. and Rokitt's proprietary Rokitt Astra technology

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TXU Pairing Free Nights, Solar Power In New Product

TXU has launched a new residential product (TXU Energy Free Nights & Solar Days) pairing free nights with 100% renewable power, comprised of solar and wind RECs

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Constellation Retail Margins Steady

During an earnings call yesterday, Exelon reported that Constellation continues to see steady retail margins for newly originated C&I electricity customers.

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Connecticut Light & Power Residential, Small C&I Default Service Rates To Increase

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) has filed Standard Service rates for the period July 2017 to December 2017, and Last Resort Service Rates for the period July 2017 to September 2017

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Exelon To Sell Legacy Texas Generating Assets (3,500 MW)

Exelon told investors yesterday during an earnings call that it will sell the portfolio of its ExGen Texas Power LLC subsidiary, which includes nearly 3,500 MW of gas-fired generation in ERCOT

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Retail Supplier To Serve Default Service Load At Utility For First Time

Winning Bidders For Default Service Disclosed

A retail supplier was among the winning suppliers in the April 11 wholesale auction to procure a portion of Standard Service Offer supplies at Dayton Power & Light for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Submits NPRR To Reflect Private Use Networks in Load Zone Price Calculations When Net Consumer (Would Make Prices More Reflective Of System Conditions)

 

Genie Retail Energy Reports Organic Customer Growth, Electric Unit Margins Down Due To Intensification Of Competition, Customer Mix Changes

Genie Retail Energy (GRE), the parent of IDT Energy and other retail energy brands, reported customer growth during the quarter ending March 31, 2017 (first quarter), while earnings were down slightly due to lower margins.

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PUCO Awards To Retail Supplier 100% of Certain Low-Income Customer Load At Dayton Power & Light

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has awarded, to a retail electric supplier, 100% of the load of Dayton Power & Light's electricity Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) for the term June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018

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RetailEnergyX: TransCanada To Sell Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS to TC PipeLines, LP

 

May 3

Parent Of Retail Supplier Acquiring Broker

A company which recently entered into an agreement to acquire a retail supplier announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a broker

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NRG: Seeking Opportunities To Add Retail In East

During an earnings call yesterday, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Gutierrez said that the company continues to see opportunities to add to its retail business in the East, subject to the "limitations" of the eastern retail market

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Retail Supplier Names New CEO

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ERCOT CDR Shows Reserve Margins In Excess Of 18% Through 2021, In Excess of 15% Through 2023

ERCOT Expects Sufficient Generation For Summer 2017

ERCOT's latest Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report indicates sufficient reserve margins through 2024

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U.S. Retail Supplier Entering Japan, Said To Be Second U.S. Supplier Licensed In Market

Another U.S. retail supplier announced entry into Japan

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Potomac Edison Small Commercial SOS Rates To Increase Over 8%

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

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RetailEnergyX: Pa. PUC Vice Chair Concerned With Increasing Reliance on "Theoretical" Prices, Assumptions In Capacity Markets, Over-procurement

 

PSC Staff Recommends Utilities Be Directed To Present Cost of Service Study In Next Rate Case To Allow Precise Allocation of Costs Between Distribution, Commodity Rates

Staff Proposes Levels For Bypassable Adders to SOS

Maryland PSC Staff have proposed levels for the bypassable SOS administrative charge at Pepco and Delmarva

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Clearview Electric Receives New License
• Texas REP Seeks Amendment To Certificate For Change In Ownership

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Connecticut Light & Power Reports Default Service Suppliers

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource) disclosed the identities of default service suppliers for various upcoming delivery periods.

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RetailEnergyX: Entrust Energy CEO Named To HBJ 40 Under 40

 

May 2

PPL Residential Price To Compare To Increase 14%

PPL Electric Utilities has posted electric prices to compare for the period June 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

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NRG Reports Retail Mass Market Customer Growth During Quarter, Gross Margins Lower

NRG Energy reported that its Retail unit saw mass market customer growth during the quarter ending March 31, 2017 (first quarter), but earnings were weighed by lower margins

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New York ALJs Delay Deadline For Filing Of Testimony In Mass Markets Evidentiary Review

The presiding ALJs have granted parties in the New York PSC's retail mass market evidentiary review proceeding relief from a prior schedule which required parties to submit direct testimony and exhibits on May 8, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Retail EVP: Every One Of Our Competitors Is Looking At Customer Count Declines Of Some Level

 

BGE Residential Electric POR Discount To Increase; Gas Discount To Decrease

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed with the Maryland PSC new purchase of receivables discount rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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Utility To Set Residential POR Discount To Zero (Currently Nearly 1%)

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new purchase of receivables discount rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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Pepco Mass Market SOS Rates To Fall (Residential Rate Declining 12%)

Pepco has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017

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Delmarva Mass Market SOS Rates To Fall (Residential Rate Declining 11%)

Delmarva Power has filed with the Maryland PSC new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017.

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Receives Notification of Suspension of Operations

 

Potomac Edison Files New SOS Rates

Potomac Edison has filed with the Maryland PSC new Type II SOS rates for the three-month period beginning June 1, 2017

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May 1

Calpine: Don't Expect Large Scale Retail M&A, Smaller Book Purchases Possible

Retail Prez: Organic Growth "More Fun"

Calpine's President of Retail, Trey Griggs, reiterated during an earnings call that the company is satisfied with its retail platform after several acquisitions, and does not intend to pursue any additional large scale retail M&A

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Global Commodities Merchant Officially Announces Start of New Retail Business Operations

A global commodities merchant officially announced today that its new retail business has commenced operations

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Affiliate Of Large Northeast Retail Supplier Seeks Texas Retail Provider Certificate

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BGE SOS Mass Market Rates To Fall

Baltimore Gas & Electric has filed new residential and Type I SOS rates for the period beginning October 1, 2017, and new Type II SOS rates for the period beginning June 1, 2017, as well as updates to various SOS rate components

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RetailEnergyX: Calpine CEO Calls ERCOT Market An, "Inherently Poor Regulatory Design"

 

Increase In Nstar Residential, Commercial POR Discount Approved

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at Nstar (Eversource), effective May 1, 2017.

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Regulator Approves 4% POR Discount Rate, Reflecting 60% Increase

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at Western Massachusetts Electric Company (Eversource), effective May 1, 2017.

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National Grid Residential POR Discount Decreases, Commercial POR Discount Increases

The Massachusetts DPU approved new purchase of receivables discount rates (standard complete billing percentages) at National Grid, effective May 1, 2017.

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FERC Commissioner Honorable Won't Serve Second Term (Terms End June 30)

FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable announced that she will not pursue another term on the Commission

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RetailEnergyX: State’s Fifth Largest City Receives OK To Launch Opt-out Municipal Aggregation

 

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RetailEnergyX: U.S. and International Energy Policy and Business Leaders Identify Next Steps to Grow New Energy Services and Technology Industry at NEM’s 20th Anniversary

 

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RetailEnergyX: Release: Gexa Energy Launches Community Heroes Grant Program

 

April 28

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

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

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

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

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

Dynegy Energy Services, LLC applied for a ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Start-Up Texas Retail Provider Changes Name

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

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

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

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Start-up Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

A start-up applied for a Texas electric aggregator certificate

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RetailEnergyX: ERCOT Reports On Process For Co-optimization Consideration

 

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

 

April 27

Retail Supplier Names New Counsel

A retail supplier recently hired a new Associate Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: Google Seeks Nevada Declaratory Order On Competitive Power Options

 

Ohio Reports Price From DP&L Default Service Auction

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

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

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

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

 

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

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April 26

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

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

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Update: Purchase Price Disclosed For Acquisition Of Texas Retail Provider

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

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

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

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

 

MC Squared Energy Services Launches "Guaranteed Energy Savings" Program

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

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: Reliant Unveils Latest Smart Home In Houston

 

April 25

Retail Supplier To Be Acquired By Publicly Traded Firm

Implied Total Enterprise Value Under Transaction Is $167 Million

Purchaser Cites Potential For More Strategic Acquisitions

A retail supplier is to be acquired by ...

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

Dynegy has entered into an agreement to acquire ...

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

Pilot TOU SOS Rate Would Also Be Created

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

April 24

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

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

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

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

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Update: Official PECO Prices To Compare For June 1 Posted

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

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

 

Baltimore Gas & Electric Seeks Authorization To Offer Prepay Pilot

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

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

 

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

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

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Richter Dynamics Seeks Texas Aggregator Certificate

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: ENGIE Marks Completion of Houston Solar Plant

 

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

 

April 21

New POR Rates To Jump To 2% and 6%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Also Addresses Other ESCO Issues

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

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

 

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

 

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

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April 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ohio Discloses Winning Default Service Suppliers

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

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RetailEnergyX: TransCanada Closes on Sale of New England Hydro Assets

 

April 19

Cirro Energy Rolls Out Service Outside Of Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maine PUC Sets New Standard Offer Rates

The Maine PUC has set the Standard Offer rates for the large non-residential classes at Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric for the month of May 2017

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: Panda Regurgitates Allegations Against ERCOT CDR In Bankruptcy Filing

 

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

 

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: T-Mobile Announces Wind PPA

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Formally Announces New Retail Plans Supporting Philadelphia Nonprofits

 

April 18

Former Direct Energy Exec Joins Retail Supplier

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

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PECO Residential Generation Rate To Fall, Commercial Rates Increase

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

April 17

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

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

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

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

Stand Energy Seeks License In New State

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: Energy Management Provider Sells Energy Supply Brokering Business

 

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

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

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

 

April 14

MISO Capacity Prices (Including Illinois, Michigan) Crater

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

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

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Chair Donna Nelson Departing Texas PUC

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

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

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

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

 

PUCO Grants Electric Broker/Aggregator License To Regor Energy Corporation

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

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Texas PUC Denies NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

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

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DTE Lowers Natural Gas Default Service Rate

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

 

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Staff Issues 2016 State of the Markets Report

 

April 13

Breaking: Donna Nelson Departing Texas PUC

PUC Denies NextEra Acquisition of Oncor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: Final NY Budget Omits Moratorium on ZEC Program

 

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

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

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PUCO Reports Price From DP&L Default Service Auction

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

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Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders From Default Service Auction

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

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

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

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

 

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RetailEnergyX: NRG Retail Expands Charity Affinity Products

 

April 12

Update: NRG Acquiring Retail Customers In Multiple States

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PUCO Grants Broker/Aggregator License To Regor Energy Corporation

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

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Pennsylvania Sees Monthly Residential Shopping Grow By 75%

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

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

 

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

 

April 11

Reliant Acquiring Book of Customers From Retail Provider

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Broker Alleges Competitor Engaging In Brokering Muni Aggregations Without License

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

April 10

SunPower Affiliate Seeks Texas Retail Electric Provider Certificate

A SunPower affiliate applied for a Texas retail electric provider certificate

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

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

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

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Mint Energy Expands To New State

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RetailEnergyX: Illinois Discloses Prices From Default Service Procurement

 

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

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

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PSC Approves Significant Increase in POR Discount For Certain Residential Customers

A PSC has approved new purchase of receivables discount rates

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: Delmarva SOS Rates To Decrease

 

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

 

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

 

April 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Green Mountain Energy Receives Natural Gas Supplier License In New State

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CenterPoint TDU Files To Double Rider Charged To Retail Providers

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

April 6

Energy Market Veterans Leading Start-up Broker

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

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

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

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

Revises Treatment of New Customers in Aggregation Areas

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

April 5

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

A retail supplier announced that ...

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

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

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: Exelon Sells Nearly Half of ExGen Renewables Portfolio

 

Massachusetts Default Service Rates To Increase

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

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

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

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

Reliant Energy Northeast LLC received ...

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RetailEnergyX: PJM Hires Former Retail Supplier General Counsel

 

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

 

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

 

April 4

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

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

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

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

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Satori Energy Acquires Broker-Consultant

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

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

 

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

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

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Marcie Zlotnik Joins Board of Directors of Retail Supplier

Marcie Zlotnik has been appointed to ...

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

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

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April 3

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

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Texas Retail Provider Signs Agreement With 7-Eleven

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Reliant Seeks To Serve Customers In New Service Area

A Reliant retail supplier sought authority to serve ...

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

March 31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PECO Posts Prices From Default Service Procurement

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

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

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

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RetailEnergyX: FERC Issues Staff Notice of Alleged Violations

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Comcast, Crius Relaunch Retail Energy Offers

NRG Acquires Customers of APNA Energy

Choice Coming to New Texas Service Areas

TXU Affiliate "Will" Offer Residential Service in Pa.

Columbia Choice Program Terminated

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