PSC Adopts 3-Day Accelerated Switching, Sets Date For Implementation
December 6, 2018 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The District of Columbia PSC has adopted final rules to implement accelerated switching for the retail electric market, with switches to be completed within 3 business days, and the PSC established an implementation date of September 10, 2019
The PSC revised its rules to provide as follows:
4105.9 Notice of Transfers; Transfer of Service; Bill Calculation:
(a) Notice of Transfer into SOS: A customer who intends to transfer into SOS shall do so by notifying (by telephone, in writing, Internet or other technological means), the Electric Company and the SOS Administrator or by canceling service with its Competitive Electricity Supplier.
(b) Notice of Transfer out of SOS: Notice (by telephone, in writing, Internet or other technological means), that a SOS customer will terminate SOS and obtain service from a Competitive Electricity Supplier shall be provided to the Electric Company and the SOS Administrator by the customer’s Competitive Electricity Supplier pursuant to Chapter 3 of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations; and
(c) The Electric Company shall transfer a Customer to a competitive electricity supplier in no later than three (3) business days after the receipt of the notice of an enrollment transaction from the Competitive Electricity Supplier. The Electric Company shall transfer a Customer to Standard Offer Service in no later than 3 business days after receiving the Customer’s request. The Electricity Company will accept the last enrollment received at the relevant days’ end.
The adopted revisions listed above are substantively identical to the PSC's proposed second notice of rulemaking from March 2018
This language (which had been revised from an earlier proposed rulemaking) was supported or unopposed by retail suppliers.