Lubbock Power & Light Determines It Won't Implement Retail Choice Coincident To ERCOT Integration, Any Transition To Competition Would Be Later
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In a filing with the Texas PUC, Lubbock Power & Light has stated that it has determined that it will not implement retail electric choice coincident to its integration of part of its system into ERCOT, and LP&L said that any potential transition to competition would occur at a later date
"LP&L has determined and notified ERCOT that the relevant
portion of its system will join the ERCOT Region upon the integration date as a Non-Opt-
In-Entity (NOIE), with any transition to retail competition occurring at a later date," LP&L said
approach will reduce the number of integration activities needed to achieve the June 1,
2021 targeted ERCOT integration date, with additional work associated with the possible
opting-in to retail choice occurring after that time," LP&L said
LP&L said that a consultant continues to work through issues
related to LP&L's potential decision whether to opt-in to retail competition, and the consultant's
report is not yet completed.
As previously reported, LP&L is to integrate 470 MW of its 600 MW load into ERCOT on June 1, 2021.
The Lubbock, Texas City Council previously passed a resolution which expresses an "intent" to provide retail electric customer choice to the 470 MW of load at Lubbock Power & Light which the utility is seeking to have transitioned to ERCOT from SPP. About 70,000 customers would be included in the transition to ERCOT, and therefore would receive customer choice under the Council's statement of intent