Texas PUC Staff Now Recommend Aggregator's Application Be Denied Due To "Misleading" Name
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Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed an amended recommendation concerning the application of Just One Energy, LLC for an electric aggregator certificate, with Staff now recommending that the application be denied.
Staff noted that it reviewed Just One Energy, LLC's application and supplemental information, as well as a filing from retail provider Just Energy Texas LP (Just Energy) which objected to the application
Staff said that under the aggregator rules, the Commission shall determine whether a registering
party is capable of fulfilling customer protection provisions, disclosure requirements, and
marketing guidelines of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).
Staff noted one such provision of PURA -- PURA § 17.004(a)(1) -- states that all buyers of telecommunications and retail electric services are entitled
to protection from fraudulent, unfair, misleading, deceptive, or anticompetitive practices.
"Upon further review, Staff finds that the name 'Just One Energy' is sufficiently similar to
'Just Energy' to be misleading in violation of PURA § 17.004(a)(1)," Staff said