AEP Commercial & Industrial Retail Limited Partnership Withdraws Amendment to Become Option 1 REP
AEP Commercial & Industrial Retail Limited Partnership has withdrawn its application to amend its Texas REP certificate to switch from an Option 2 REP, serving specific customers in excess of 1 MW, to an Option 1 REP, which could serve all customers (1/31). As only noted in Matters (2/16), the Alliance for Retail Markets had protested the potential use of the AEP trade name by a REP in the mass market given the use of the AEP name by Texas North Company and Texas Central Company. AEP Commercial & Industrial Retail Limited Partnership said that it reserves the right to refile an application to amend its REP certificate at a later date.
Veteran Energy Receives Texas REP Certificate
The PUCT granted Veteran Energy, LLC a Texas REP certificate. As only noted in Matters (1/11), Veteran Energy is a start-up founded by Kevin Barber, a 17-year gas and power industry veteran who was most recently a regional trading team leader at Integrys Energy Services for wholesale gas in the Midwest and Mid-Continent.
AP Electric Relinquishes Texas REP Certificate
AP Electric, LLC, doing business as Access Power, has filed to relinquish its Texas REP certificate, stating that it has never served Texas customers. Staff had a pending revocation petition against the REP for its alleged failure to meet the requirements of new Subst. R. 25.107; however, the case had been abated due to a potential sale of the REP. Staff was to have filed a status report on the abated case today.