Asked for comment on Brighten Energy's plans, TXU spokesperson Sophia Stoller provided
the following statement:
"Our recent filing is part of an ongoing evaluation of competitive electricity markets
across the country. We are always watching and monitoring other states and have
seen interesting retail competition developments in several states including Pennsylvania.
While we have made no commitments to enter markets outside of Texas, it made sense
for us to further investigate opportunities in Pennsylvania including making the
required regulatory filings."
Notably, Brighten Energy has posted a $250,000 letter of credit with the Pennsylvania
PUC under its application. Typically, suppliers eschew tying up such capital absent
Brighten Energy states in its application that it, "is seeking the certifications
necessary so that it could begin delivering services in Pennsylvania during the first
quarter of 2011."