Exclusive: Comcast Selects New Retail Supplier As Partner To Relaunch Retail Energy Effort
February 19, 2015 Email This Story Copyright 2010-15 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Reporting by Karen Abbott • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Comcast has selected a new retail energy supplier for a partnership to offer retail energy to its customers, EnergyChoiceMatters.com can exclusively report.
EnergyChoiceMatters.com exclusively reported on December 4 that Energy Rewards, which at the time was the brand used by NRG Energy's Independence Energy for its partnership with Comcast to market electricity and natural gas in Western Pennsylvania, had ceased enrolling new customers.
EnergyChoiceMatters.com can now report that Crius Energy subsidiary Everyday Energy, LLC (f/k/a FTR Energy Services) is working with Comcast to relaunch an energy marketing effort aimed at Comcast subscribers, again under the trade name Energy Rewards.
"Crius Energy recently began working with Comcast to develop the future re-launch of the Energy Rewards Program which will give consumers energy choice options, while earning entertainment-related rewards. The companies look forward to sharing additional details in the coming weeks as launch plans progress," Crius exclusively told EnergyChoiceMatters.com in response to our inquiries.
Everyday Energy, LLC has filed at the Pennsylvania PUC to add the trade name Energy Rewards, previously used for the Comcast partnership with NRG, to its retail electric and gas certificates (in addition to changing the certificated name from the former FTR Energy Services to Everyday Energy LLC).
Notably, as we look to how the relaunch of the Comcast energy marketing effort will compare (or differ) from the prior NRG partnership, Everyday Energy, LLC, in applying to update its certificated and trade names in another jurisdiction (namely Ohio), did not apply to use the trade name Energy Rewards in Ohio (instead filing to reflect the certificated name Everyday Energy, LLC and trade name Value Power & Gas).
During the NRG pilot, Energy Rewards offered electricity and natural gas service in Pennsylvania at Duquesne Light, West Penn Power, Penelec, Peoples Natural Gas, and Columbia Gas (in some utility territories, service was limited to certain counties)
EnergyChoiceMatters.com exclusively reported last week that Crius was ceasing the use of its FTR Energy Services brand, with customers moved to either Viridian Energy, Value Power & Gas, or Everyday Energy