Texas PUC Staff Files Preliminary List Of REPs Eligible To Be Designated As Non-Volunteer POLRs
August 29, 2018 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Reporting by Paul Ring • firstname.lastname@example.org
The following story is brought free of charge to readers byEC Infosystems, the exclusive EDI provider of EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) have filed a preliminary list of retail electric providers eligible to be designated as non-volunteer providers of last resort (Large Service Providers, LSPs), and a list of volunteer POLRs (VREPs), for the 2019-2020 term
Pursuant to 16 TAC §§ 25.43(h)(3) and (i)(3), Retail Electric Providers (REP) may file challenges to Staff’s eligibility determination for a REP to serve as an LSP by September 5, 2018.
After Staff has investigated any challenges, Staff will designate up to 15 REPs from the eligible list to serve as LSP POLRs for the 2019-2020 two-year term.
Staff noted that, as first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, TXU Energy Retail Company, LLC and Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. have filed requests to be considered as volunteer POLRs. Staff noted that Constellation's request was filed one day out-of-time and is subject to a petition from Constellation for a good cause exception to accept the request
Staff said that the aggregate customer count offered by the potential VREPs is 16,050. Constellation is included on the preliminary list of VREPs, pending a decision on Constellation’s motion from the Commission Administrative Law Judge.
Staff's report also lists the specific customer classes and service areas for which the VREPs have volunteered to serve as POLRs.