New York PSC Issues Show Cause Enforcement Orders Against Five ESCOs
Commission Directs ESCOs To Show Cause Why They Should Not Be Prohibited From Marketing And Enrolling Customers In New York
June 13, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that it is issuing show cause orders to five ESCOs
"The actions could result in these ESCOs being prohibited from further marketing and enrolling new customers in New York," the PSC said in a news release
"Our ongoing work to reform the ESCO market remains a priority, and we continue to crack down and hold ESCOs accountable," said Commission Chair John B. Rhodes. "We oversee the business practices of ESCOs to ensure that they honor their agreements with customers and abide by the Uniform Business Practices."
In a news release, the PSC said, "Today, the Commission directed that Atlantic Power & Gas, LLC explain why the Commission should not ban the Company from operating in New York or take other remedial action."
As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, on March 13, 2017, the Commission issued an order directing Atlantic Power to cease marketing to and enrolling residential and non-residential customers unless the Commission authorized the resumption of such activities.
The PSC said in a news release that, "On March 4, 2019, Department of Public Service staff identified apparent violations of the order’s conditions for continuing eligibility and the Commission’s Uniform Business Practices, including re-enrolling customers who requested to be returned to their utility."
"Atlantic Power, which does business in the Central Hudson, Con Edison, and National Grid’s KeySpan Gas East and Brooklyn Union Gas service territories, has 30 days to counter the Department’s findings," the PSC said in a news release
The Commission also directed that Clear Choice Energy LLC, Amerigreen Energy, LLC, Bluesource Energy LLC and Got Gas?, LLC, explain why the companies should not be barred from operating in New York for failing to file their annual compliance filings. The PSC reported that these companies currently do not have any customers.