WGL Holdings, Inc.'s retail energy marketing reported adjusted EBIT of $5.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, versus adjusted EBIT of $9.0 million for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year
The Illinois Commerce Commission recently granted a petition for interlocutory review from Sperian Energy, which reversed an ALJ's ruling denying a prior motion from Sperian Energy concerning Sperian's due process concerns regarding an investigation initiated by the ICC into the supplier's marketing practices.
In a memo concerning review of the review of the Operating Reserve Demand Curve (ORDC), Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have offered potential next steps the Commission could take in its review, as little stakeholder consensus developed at ERCOT
WGL Energy Services announced that it has extended the reach and availability of its Energy Management Platform, a free online tool that enables customers to monitor and track both electricity and natural gas usage
A TDU would pay $21,000 under a settlement with Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve its alleged failure to timely remove 22 switchholds in 2012, which allegedly was in violation of 16 TAC § 25.480(m)(2)
PPL Electric Utilities, in its newly filed default service plan for the period beginning June 1, 2017, said that it agrees that, "some limits on CAP [Customer Assistance Program] Shopping should be developed."
Constellation announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers Operating Company that extends to all teams in the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena family, including the Cavaliers and Cleveland Gladiators (AFL).
KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island have filed rate cases with the New York PSC in which the utilities, which are units of National Grid, propose significant increases in the consolidated billing charge.
Requiring ESCOs to ask all potential customers whether they are currently receiving assistance under certain utility payment assistance program, "could seriously impede or damage the residential retail market in New York," Direct Energy warned in comments to the PSC
Consolidated Edison detailed in a rate case filing efforts to create a web interface where ESCOs and customers can view and download electric customers' hourly energy usage and capacity tag information online.
The Pennsylvania PUC denied an emergency petition for supersedeas filed by Hiko Energy, LLC concerning the PUC's prior order fining Hiko $1.8 million, denying a sought stay of the deadline for payment pending an appeal by Hiko as the PUC said Hiko's petition failed to meet the standards for such a stay.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio disclosed the winning bidders from the Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio's Standard Choice Offer auction conducted on January 12, 2016, which resulted in a Retail Price Adjustment of $1.20 per Mcf for the period April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.
The Pennsylvania PUC approved as-filed Duquesne Light's proposed Time of Use program which would rely on service provided by retail electric suppliers as a means of complying with the statutory requirement to offer a TOU option to default service customers, but which limits the number of suppliers able to participate in the program
A newly filed settlement among several parties, including Non-Advocate Staff of the New Hampshire PUC, concludes that a "prompt" divestiture of Public Service Company of New Hampshire's generation assets is in the public interest
For the second time in three months, Pennsylvania again saw its highest increase in statewide residential electric shopping since the polar vortex, though PPL continues to see a decline in residential shoppers
In separately filed complaints, the Electric Power Supply Association, Dynegy, Eastern Generation, LLC, several NRG Companies, and the Retail Energy Supply Association petitioned FERC to withdraw waivers previously granted to market-based rate subsidiaries of AEP and FirstEnergy concerning affiliate sales, and asked FERC to review proposed PPAs between the companies' regulated Ohio utilities and competitive arms under the Edgar/Allegheny standards
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Staff of the New York PSC have proposed imposing compliance obligations for a new clean energy standard (CES) and nuclear standard on load serving entities, including ESCOs, with utilities also engaging in long-term contracting for certain resources.
Raiden Commodities, L.P. filed a complaint at the Public Utility Commission of Texas seeking an order directing ERCOT to resettle the market on two days on which Raiden alleged ERCOT's actions in the wake of hardware failures and data errors were inconsistent with the ERCOT protocols
In a decision declaring a broad interpretation of FERC's authority, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that FERC's Order 745, which requires full payment of LMP to demand response, is consistent with FERC's jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act.
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A state has issued a request for proposals for a retail electric supplier to supply an opt-in electric supply program that includes the potential benefits derived from a combination of a multi-year fixed price per kWh offer, value added products and services to help customers better manage their overall energy bills, and other potential consumer benefits.
The Retail Energy Supply Association filed a petition with the Delaware PSC requesting that the PSC order Delmarva Power to implement a purchase of receivables program, "to enhance opportunities for customer choice in Delaware and encourage more competitive suppliers to offer energy supply products and value-added services to Delaware customers."
The Board of Directors of Genie Energy Ltd., the parent of IDT Energy and other retail energy companies, has resumed a quarterly dividend on its common stock and declared a payment of $0.06 per share for the fourth quarter of 2015.
The New York PSC formally acted yesterday to commence consideration of a new Clean Energy Standard, which is to achieve the governor's goal that 50% of the state's electricity be sourced from "non-emitting" resources (which is defined to include nuclear).
As part of revised regulatory commitments associated with their proposed acquisition of Oncor, various Hunt Consolidated companies and related entities have made a firm commitment to prepare a proposal for a possible business combination between Oncor Electric Delivery Company and Sharyland Utilities, LP
A proposal for decision from two Texas ALJs would approve the advance metering deployment plan of Sharyland Utilities, denying the requests from certain parties to withhold approval pending the outcome of the Oncor change-in-control proceeding.
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A proposed first notice order from two Illinois ALJs in a broad rulemaking concerning retail electric supplier marketing and disclosure rules would require that retail electric suppliers obtain both a letter of agency (LOA) and third party verification for any "in-person" solicitation of a residential or small commercial (under 15,000 kWh annual usage) customer
A proposed first notice order from two Illinois ALJs in a broad rulemaking concerning retail electric supplier marketing and disclosure rules would prohibit retail electric suppliers from using the logo of any public utility.
As noted in our related story today (click here) concerning the proposed double verification of in-person retail electric sales in Illinois (LOA plus TPV), a draft first notice order from two Illinois ALJs would broadly define "in-person solicitation," raising the question of whether in-person solicitation disclosure requirements and marketing rules apply to multi-level or network marketing
A proposed first notice order from two Illinois ALJs in a broad rulemaking concerning retail electric supplier marketing and disclosure rules would require that retail electric suppliers make their variable rates available for customer review at least 30 days in advance, and would require suppliers to send written notice of variable rate changes for increases greater than 30%
The Delaware PSC yesterday adopted an order to formally open an investigation to consider a petition from the Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee for the PSC to consider recommended retail electric market enhancements, including purchase of receivables, proposed by the Committee
A PUC issued a declaratory ruling finding that third party providers offering solar power purchase agreements or solar leases to customers are not competitive electric power suppliers (retail suppliers) nor public utilities as defined by statute and PUC rules.
ERCOT said that a record-breaking summer, which included a new all-time peak demand record, contributed to an increase in electricity use in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region in 2015.
FERC approves changes to the market-to-market procedures contained in the Interregional Coordination Process, section 4, of the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the Midcontinent ISO and PJM, which are meant to enhance the day-ahead market-to-market coordination procedures and their real-time market-to-market settlement payments.
Aspirity Holdings LLC, the ultimate parent of retail suppliers Aspirity Energy Northeast, LLC and Aspirity Energy Mid-States, LLC sought FERC approval of a transaction under which Aspirity Holdings would sell equity interests to six individuals
FERC has denied a petition from several RTO market participants to wholly withdraw and start anew on controversial proposed rules issued by the Commission in September under which FERC proposes to require all RTO market participants, including buyers, to file new reports concerning the participant's "connected entities" (a new term broader than current affiliate reporting requirements that would require reporting on broader business interests and contractual relationships)
Oncor has received approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas to update Rider NDC - Nuclear Decommissioning Charges, which will result in either an increase or decrease in the charge applied to retail electric providers, depending on the service class.
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The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA), a New York local development corporation that manages aggregated procurement of energy products and services for 36 county governments and more than 275 municipal entities throughout the state, has sought approval from the PSC to conduct a "demonstration" two-year opt-out municipal aggregation program among a "small subsection of its participant municipalities."
New York ESCOs claimed that releasing average residential pricing data of ESCOs by New York ISO Zone and utility service area would allow competitors to determine their margin and hedging strategy, harming the competitive market
Proposed new supplier-agent requirements in Maryland as published in the state register could be interpreted as applying to sales to business customers, the Retail Energy Supply Association said in comments to the PSC on the proposed rules (RM 54)
Potomac Edison informed the Maryland PSC that if the PSC adopts an accelerated 3-business day period for EDCs to execute switches, it will request a temporary waiver of the requirement until the end of 2016
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. is the latest Pennsylvania utility seeking to charge retail suppliers for the costs of implementing a remote account number access mechanism, which would allow retail suppliers to obtain a customer's account number in situations where the customer does not have their bill handy (i.e. shopping mall kiosks, etc.)
Philadelphia Gas Works has filed a compliance plan to implement a remote account number access mechanism, which would allow retail suppliers to obtain a customer's account number in situations where the customer does not have their bill handy (i.e. shopping mall kiosks, etc.), and proposes to assign 70% of the costs of the tool to retail suppliers
Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson questioned during yesterday's open meeting whether the Commission has authority under PURA to approve one of the unique aspects of the proposed structure under which various Hunt Consolidated companies would acquire Oncor.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has adopted, with modification, Duke Energy Ohio's proposal to modify the terms under which choice suppliers and aggregators receive firm balancing service or enhanced firm balancing service, including the utility's related request to modify the FRAS and GTS tariffs
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued orders in two separate complaint cases concerning FirstEnergy Solutions' polar vortex surcharge directing that FES nor the utilities may terminate (disconnect) service to the complainants on the basis of the amounts disputed in the cases.
Filings by the Pennsylvania electric utilities to comply with Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) requirements under Act 129, "serve to further entrench the relationship between the monopoly EDC and its traditional customer base while not considering reasonable opportunities presented within the EE&C Plans to leverage the competitive market," the Retail Energy Supply Association said in similar comments filed on each of the EDCs' plans
A proposal from PJM to sell back excess amounts of capacity previously procured outside of the current tariff, "is likely to significantly harm the load interests it is designed to protect," Direct Energy Business, LLC and a coalition of industrial customers said in joint comments to FERC.
Pennsylvania saw a second consecutive strong month in terms of statewide residential electric shopping growth during December, in the context of a post-polar vortex world, though PPL saw its second straight month of declining residential shopping
The Texas Energy Association for Marketers filed a statement of position in the Public Utility Commission of Texas' proceeding considering an application by various Hunt Consolidated companies (which are affiliates of Sharyland Utilities) to acquire Oncor in which TEAM generally takes no position on whether the application to restructure and transfer ownership of Oncor should be approved, but in which TEAM says that if any such approval is granted, such approval should be conditioned on the consolidation of the Oncor and Sharyland service areas
Consolidated Edison has filed a new plan to expand mandatory hourly priced default service to customers with demands between 300 kWh and 500 kW which would include a later start date, and longer implementation timeline, compared to an earlier proposal.
Stakeholders have reached consensus on certain proposed retail electric and natural gas marketing rules in the District of Columbia, but unsurprisingly parties did not reach consensus on a proposal from the PSC that retail energy sales be subject to two separate forms of verification, a proposal which retail suppliers continue to call a "market killer."
The Connecticut PURA has submitted to the legislature a report on residential electric rate structures, and while PURA does not endorse any single recommendation, the report opines that if lawmakers' goal is to maximize savings available in the retail market, then some form of month-to-month rates should be considered
FERC found that using a capacity supplier's opportunity costs of selling capacity in PJM is not a just and reasonable basis for setting the mitigation of capacity supply offers in the Midcontinent ISO capacity market, and ordered that such provisions be stricken from the MISO tariff
Electric customers at Consolidated Edison in New York do not shift energy in response to mandatory hourly priced (MHP) default service, a report filed by ConEd indicated, based on the survey responses of 12 customers.
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The City of McAllen, Texas has asserted jurisdiction over a retail electric provider, hearing a customer complaint concerning an early termination fee and ordering the REP to refund the fee to a customer.
A December 30 final Connecticut PURA decision concerning communication methods that retail suppliers are required to offer to customers for receipt of various notices, and the mechanisms through which suppliers must accept rescissions, would only require suppliers to offer two (rather than the original five) methods of communication for customer notices, and would drop the requirement that suppliers must accept rescissions through the same method in which customer notices are communicated to customers
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC filed an updated report, with data as of October 31, on the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.
Proposed new rules for electric suppliers have been published in a state register, and would allow an electric supplier to estimate the customer's next month rate for purposes of complying with a new advanced disclosure requirement for any change in a residential customer's rate
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Several Texas TDUs have filed updated reports, with data as of October 31, on the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) and in-home displays (IHD) to eligible low-income customers.
FERC yesterday issued an order finding that ISO New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) forward capacity market tariff is unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential, "because it applies vertical demand curves within constrained zones, which does not sufficiently address concerns such as price volatility and a susceptibility to the exercise of market power as part of its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) rules."
FERC issued an order yesterday finding that the ISO New England participating transmission owners' current Regional Network Service (RNS) and Local Network Service (LNS) formula rates appear to be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential, or otherwise unlawful.
FERC said that it will hold a technical conference concerning tariff revisions filed by PJM to address revenue inadequacy issues relating to its allocation of Auction Revenue Rights (ARR) and Financial Transmission Rights (FTR).
The Delaware PSC formally opened a new docket, to consider a petition from the Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee for the PSC to consider recommended retail electric market enhancements, including purchase of receivables, proposed by the Committee
A federal appeals court said FERC engaged in "specious" reasoning in dismissing cost concerns from the 2013-14 ISO New England winter reliability program which imposed new, unhedgeable costs on retail suppliers, and whose costs ballooned past initial estimates.
As in prior years, the Michigan PSC has ordered electric utilities and other load-serving entities (LSEs), including retail suppliers, to file assessments of their plans for meeting customer loads during the 2016 to 2020 timeframe.
Various Hunt Consolidated companies seeking to acquire Oncor have made additional merger commitments in rebuttal testimony filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, including a commitment to make a recommendation concerning the potential combination of Oncor and Sharyland Utilities.
Sustainable Westchester, the pilot opt-out municipal electric aggregation in New York, recently provided an updated timeline concerning the launch of the aggregation at a PSC technical conference on customer data
An online shopping site is beta testing an "All-in Bill" calculator under which a customer can input their last month's bill total into the tool, and from that, the site will then be able to estimate what the supply portion, as well as the total electricity bill, would be with each of the retail plans listed on the site
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered hearings on a proposal from Duke Energy Ohio to make certain interval meter data available to retail electric suppliers, noting that Duke's proposal appears to narrow the availability of interval data to retail providers rather than expand it as intended by PUCO.
The Retail Energy Supply Association has sought a stay of the requirement that retail electric suppliers conform, by January 1, 2016, their marketing materials to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's recent "fixed means fixed" order, arguing that the PUCO order implies that there will be further changes made in subsequent rulemakings, and that RESA intends to file for rehearing of the "fixed means fixed" order.
A PSC has adopted a final order to make low-income assistance under the current electric Residential Aid Discount (RAD) portable so that customers continue to receive the same level of assistance regardless of whether they purchase SOS or competitive supply
A non-unanimous settlement concerning AEP Ohio's proposal to enter long-term PPAs with affiliated generation, whose output would be sold into the wholesale market (not used for SSO) with costs/benefit allocated on a nonbypassable basis, includes a proposal for a bypassable adder to be added to Standard Service Offer (SSO) rates
The Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee yesterday said that it would draft and issue an RFP to select a retail electric supplier for a statutory opt-in retail electric affinity program, under which the State would endorse, and potentially market, service from a chosen supplier
The Delaware Electricity Affordability Committee yesterday endorsed eight retail electric market enhancements, including purchase of receivables, and encouraged the PSC to consider adopting the enhancements
A non-unanimous settlement concerning AEP Ohio's proposal to enter long-term PPAs with affiliated generation, whose output would be sold into the wholesale market (not used for SSO) with costs/benefit allocated on a nonbypassable basis, includes a proposal for a pilot customer referral program and supplier consolidated billing program
FERC approved as-filed PJM's proposal to increase its energy market offer cap to $2,000/MWh with no changes to the current shortage pricing mechanism, which means that energy market prices may rise to $3,700/MWh.
An Illinois ALJ has denied a motion from an ARES which had sought, citing due process concerns, to require Illinois Commerce Commission Staff to issue a formal complaint or "more definite statement" in a proceeding examining the company's marketing practices
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have sought guidance from the Commission regarding two threshold questions concerning the obligation of retail electric providers to provide eligible low-income customers with late payment fee waivers and deposit installments in light of the existing criteria, eligibility for the System Benefit Fund rate reduction program, being rendered inapplicable with the expiration of the SBF
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North American Power is beta-testing a suite of new energy management tools and informational reports, including a report which breaks down by percentage the customer's monthly usage by category and offers a similar granular forecast for the next month's usage.
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended, in testimony concerning the application of various Hunt Consolidated companies to acquire Oncor, that the Commission order Oncor and the Hunt companies to file a report on the feasibility of consolidating Oncor and Sharyland Utilities
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have recommended that the Commission reject the as-proposed application of various Hunt Consolidated companies to acquire Oncor, citing, among other reasons, "the substantial transfer of wealth from ratepayers to shareholders," that would occur under the as-filed transaction.
Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC has filed comments in support of a complaint from Industrial Energy Users-Ohio filed at FERC in which the industrials argued that the treatment of certain transmission charges, including Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS), as nonbypassable at AEP Ohio violates the PJM OATT and FERC's Order No. 888 requirements.
The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has disclosed the winning bidders from Duke Energy Ohio's November Standard Service Offer auction, which procured a portion of default service electric supplies for the delivery period June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.
A proposal for decision from a Texas ALJ would grant a REP a good cause exception to the recorded telephonic verification requirements otherwise required for door-to-door sales under 16 TAC § 25.474(f)(3)
Staff of the New York PSC have approved a revised proposal from Consolidated Edison to implement its CONnectED Homes Platform, a Reforming the Energy Vision demonstration project which envisions the utility bundling and reselling value-added services to customers.
Energy Marketing Conferences announced that James Lewis, President and co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group, will keynote the 5th Energy Marketing Conference, to be held in Houston, Texas on March 3, 2016
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Delaware should obtain, "concrete commitments," from retail electric suppliers that they will actively operate in Delaware if costs related to the numerous retail market enhancements are incurred, Delmarva said in comments on a draft report concerning customer choice enhancements
A Texas district court judge has awarded Stream over $346,000 in legal fees, "arising out of the factual circumstances underlying the filing by Solavei of a January 2015 lawsuit falsely claiming misappropriation of trade secrets," Stream announced
The Maryland PSC considered at its meeting yesterday the retail supplier license applications of Baltimore Power Company LLC, but took the matter under advisement and did not issue an immediate decision.
Five Texas lawmakers have sent a letter to Texas Public Utility Commission Chair Donna Nelson asking that the Commission expedite a rate case at Sharyland Utilities, and also asked that the Commission consider "rolling back" Sharyland Utilities distribution rates to an earlier level.
A regulator issued a draft decision which would, among other things, modify the communication methods retail suppliers are required to offer to customers for receipt of various notices, and the mechanisms through which suppliers must accept rescissions
NRG Energy formally announced the previously reported agreements to sell its 525 MW Seward power plant in New Florence, Pennsylvania and its 352 MW Shelby County power plant in Neoga, Illinois, and disclosed the aggregate purchase price for the sales
The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities, PUCO Staff, and certain other parties have filed a non-unanimous settlement in FirstEnergy Ohio's electric security plan proceeding which would extend the program from a proposed 3-year term to an 8-year term
Texas State Representative Dan Flynn has written the Public Utility Commission raising concerns about the proposed sale of Oncor to various Hunt Consolidated companies, given recent customer rate experiences at Hunt's Sharyland Utilities, suggesting that Sharyland should lower its rates if its affiliate wants to be considered a "serious contender" for Oncor.
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed a report on the program under which Texas retail electric providers are reimbursed for providing no-cost programmable communicating thermostats and in-home displays to eligible low-income customers.
Various Hunt Consolidated companies are using concerns about Gexa Energy's affiliation with NextEra Energy as a, "guise," to block discovery in the Oncor change-in-control proceeding, Gexa alleged in replying to an earlier pleading from the Hunt companies
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is currently considering requests by three Las Vegas casino companies to exit NV Energy’s bundled retail electric service and instead purchase energy from alternative suppliers.
A Maryland proposed order adopting a settlement among Washington Gas Light and several retail suppliers became a final order by operation of law on November 24 after the proposed order was not appealed
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in a post-hearing brief have urged the Commission to reject the as-filed advanced metering deployment plan of Sharyland Utilities, calling the plan, "flawed," and urging against a, "rush."
A proposed order from a Maryland Public Utility Law Judge would eliminate certain adders to the residential SOS electric rate at Baltimore Gas & Electric, while making adjustments to the level of retained adders.
Oncor has filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to update Rider NDC - Nuclear Decommissioning Charges, which will result in either an increase or decrease in the charge applied to retail electric providers, depending on the service class.
Ovation Acquisition I, L.L.C., Ovation Acquisition II, L.L.C., and Shary Holdings, L.L.C., the Hunt Consolidated companies which are seeking to purchase Oncor, have alleged in a filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas that Gexa Energy, "is utilizing its standing as an intervenor to access HSPM [highly sensitive protected material] and provide that competitively sensitive information to its parent NextEra."
The Pennsylvania PUC approved without modification a rate case settlement at PPL Electric Utilities which, among other things, addresses the design of the purchase of receivables program and discount rates
Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson expressed concerns with potential uplift costs under a multi-interval real-time market (MIRTM) in ERCOT, particularly as LSEs such as retail providers cannot hedge such uplift.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a news release yesterday that it, "took another step today to address price formation by directing regional grid operators to submit reports on price formation in their energy and ancillary services markets."
FERC denied a complaint from a coalition of consumer representatives, including the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Delaware Public Service Commission, which had requested that FERC direct PJM to update its 2015 PJM Region Peak Load Forecast values, for purposes of the Capacity Performance Transition Incremental Auctions (TAs) and 2015 Base Residual Auction (which have since been held), to reflect the impact of recent enhancements to PJM's load forecasting model that result in an updated load forecast
FERC, in an order on remand, ruled that virtual marketers should be required to repay refunds, with interest, that FERC had previously granted to the marketers but which FERC later rescinded, in order to put the parties back in the positions in which they would have found themselves if the Commission had not "erred" in requiring refunds to the marketers in the first place.
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In a procedural ruling, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled that it has authority to review a complaint concerning FirstEnergy Solutions' polar vortex surcharge filed by Power4Schools, denying a motion to dismiss from FES which had argued PUCO lacked jurisdiction over what it deems a contractual dispute
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio intends to open an investigation to determine whether third-party agents or contractors who bill tenants for electricity, where the utility customer of record is a multi-family property owner, are operating as public utilities, as well as whether the scope of the Commission's jurisdiction extends to submetering arrangements, after denying motions to intervene from several parties in a complaint proceeding.
The Public Utility Commission of Ohio approved results from Duke Energy Ohio's November Standard Service Offer auction for a portion of default service suppliers for the delivery period June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.
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The Public Utility Commission of Ohio is to consider today results from Duke Energy Ohio's November Standard Service Offer auction for a portion of default service suppliers for the delivery period June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.
The "legacy" retail supply businesses of Aspirity Holdings LLC -- namely Town Square Energy, LLC and Town Square Energy East, LLC (f/k/a Discount Energy Group) -- saw 139% growth in their customer count during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015, Aspirity said in reporting quarterly earnings
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A Texas PUC Staffer leading a workshop on adopting new eligibility criteria to identify low-income customers eligible for late payment fee waivers and deposit installments in light of the existing criteria, eligibility for the SBF, being rendered inapplicable with the expiration of the SBF questioned arguments from certain retail electric providers that the late payment fee waivers and deposit installments should no longer be mandatory.
Energy 95, LLC d/b/a Quake Energy, LLC responded to a Notice of Material Default issued to the supplier by Dominion East Ohio (DEO), saying that the allegations as described in the notice have been inflated and in one case amounted to a, "sweeping and deceptive assertion," and that Dominion East Ohio is improperly denying Quake access to DEO's eligible customer list.
Astral Energy LLC submitted an additional response to a show cause order issued by the New York PSC, arguing that revocation of its licenses would be, "overly and unnecessarily prescriptive," in light of the PSC's recent suspension of Astral's ability to market to and enroll customers, and proposing a program to phase-in resumption of commercial marketing.
The joint staffs of the Delaware PSC and Delaware Public Advocate recommended in a Staff report that the state's Electricity Affordability Committee should move forward with an opt-in affinity electricity savings program, and that purchase of receivables should also be implemented
Noble Group Ltd. provided load and customer data for Noble Americas Energy Solutions in its third quarter earnings report, the first time that the company has recently disclosed such data in such reports
Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., the parent of Texas retail provider Summer Energy, LLC, said that it recorded its seventh consecutive quarter of customer growth in announcing earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2015
For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, Spark Energy, Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $5.6 million on $91.3 million of revenue compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $(4.4) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Just Energy, in releasing earnings this morning, reported a net increase in its customer count during the three months ended September 30, 2015, reversing the net decline it witnessed during the three months ended June 30, 2015 as it focused on per-customer profitability.
A retail supplier has petitioned a PUC for an advisory ruling that the Commission would not classify a service contract for a fixed term composed of two identified segments, each with different pre-determined fixed rates as falling within the definition of a variable rate
Several retail suppliers have appealed a hearing examiner's ruling which the suppliers said denied in part the motions for protective orders requested by various suppliers addressing market-sensitive information the suppliers provided to Staff for use by Staff in market monitoring
FERC has granted a request to convene a technical conference and to postpone the comment deadline on new proposed reporting rules to be imposed on all RTO market participants that have been said by retail suppliers to, "impose a substantial new reporting burden," on such participants.
The four Ohio investor-owned electric distribution companies jointly asked the Public Utility Commission of Ohio to set a comment period for a Staff report on retail electric market improvements which recommended that EDCs implement a Warm Transfer process, which is the ability of the EDU to complete a three-way call with the CRES provider and customer to initiate CRES enrollment
Dayton Power & Light has filed for a distribution rate case in Ohio, and Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has directed the utility to address several issues related to AMI as part of the case
A PSC-managed opt-out aggregation and the use of reference price levels are two proposals put forth by a collaborative report on implementing New York PSC directives concerning ESCO service to low-income customers participating in utility administered low income discount programs and the Home Energy Assistance Program (assistance program participants or APP)
An EGS would pay a civil penalty of $1,000 under a settlement issued for comment by the Pennsylvania PUC to resolve an investigation of the EGS in which it was alleged that a door-to-door sales agent employed by a third party marketing vendor, conducting sales calls on behalf of the EGS, stole a wallet from a potential residential customer.
In comments in an Illinois rulemaking concerning retail supplier sales and marketing (click here for background), the Citizens Utility Board proposed that the ICC open a proceeding to limit the receivables purchased from suppliers under the POR programs
In discussing when it would be appropriate to require Sharyland Utilities to file a rate case during yesterday's open meeting, Texas Public Utility Commissioners mused whether the Oncor change-in-control proceeding should impact such timing.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of AEP Ohio’s third wholesale auction that will ultimately determine retail generation service rates for its Standard Service Offer through May 2018.
PA utilities have proposed adding a "clawback" to their purchase of receivables program in seeking approval of a default service procurement plan for the two-year period beginning June 1, 2017, citing "predatory pricing" practices by certain retail suppliers which is driving up the amount of uncollectibles.
NRG in reporting earnings today said that it has begun implementation of a company-wide cost reduction program of $150 million across its general and administrative, marketing and development expenses.
Energy Future Holdings, parent of TXU Energy and 4Change Energy, saw a marginal decline in its residential customer count during the three months ended September 30, 2015, but saw marginal growth in its business customers
Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power have filed for approval of a default service procurement plan for the period June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019 which for residential and commercial customers would feature a mix of 12- and 24-month fixed price contracts for default service, with no expansion of the customers subject to hourly pricing
Two Texas ALJs have denied a motion from certain parties, including Staff of the Texas PUC, to abate consideration of an advanced metering deployment plan from Sharyland Utilities pending resolution of the Oncor change-in-control proceeding.
Think Energy, the retail electricity provider established by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA to serve residential and small commercial customers, announced that the company is now supplying residential electric service to consumers in Texas.
A group of Texas retail electric providers have questioned, in light of strawman rule amendments given the forthcoming expiration of the System Benefit Fund low-income discount, whether two other benefits extended to customers qualifying for the discount should be continued.
The Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel urged the Connecticut PURA to impose a price cap on legacy variable rate products in the state such that suppliers may not charge variable rate customers in excess of the Standard Service rate
A diverse group of entities, including retail suppliers, generators, and end users, pressed FERC to hold a technical conference on new reporting rules to be imposed on all RTO market participants that, "impose a substantial new reporting burden," on such participants