Utility Seeks To End Annual Retail Choice Report Under Which It Requests Revenue Data From Each Supplier
February 6, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Pepco filed at the District of Columbia PSC to suspend its obligation to file the annual "Retail Electric Choice Report".
Pepco said that, "The Report, compiled by Pepco, ostensibly provides data for each licensed third-party supplier in the District of Columbia showing the amount of each supplier's billed revenue for each of Pepco's rate classifications from the previous calendar year."
Pepco noted that, in order to compile this report, Pepco sends communications to suppliers to obtain the requisite data.
"As the Commission is no doubt aware, however, Pepco typically cannot file the complete Report by February 15 each year because not all suppliers respond timely to Pepco's requests for data," Pepco noted
"Moreover, unlike the Commission, Pepco has no authority to require suppliers to provide the requisite data," Pepco noted
"[T]he results are not always complete because Pepco has no authority to require suppliers to comply," Pepco said
Furthermore, Pepco noted that, under a separate process apart from the report, third-party suppliers must provide annually their jurisdictional revenues to the Commission for the purpose of the annual assessment process.
Pepco requested that the Commission formally suspend Pepco's obligation to file the report.
In the alternative, if the information is still useful to the Commission or stakeholders, Pepco suggested that the Commission could issue an order requiring suppliers to report the information directly to the Commission rather than Pepco