PUC Orders Return Of Retail Supplier's Customers To Default Service
December 19, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Pennsylvania PUC directed the electric distribution companies to transfer the customers of ResCom Energy LLC (ResCom) to default service or switch them to another supplier of the customer’s choice as soon as practical, after the PUC found that ResCom has not complied with certain security requirements for licensure as an electric generation supplier
It was not immediately clear if ResCom is currently serving any customers in Pennsylvania. While not dispositive of any load it may serve in the state, ResCom has not marketed an offer on PA Power Switch for some time.
The PUC ordered that, "all electric distribution companies in which ResCom Energy LLC is actively serving customers are directed to transfer these customers to default service or another supplier of the customers’ choosing[.]"
The PUC further ordered that "ResCom Energy LLC is prohibited from enrolling new customers as part of its Electric Generation Supplier service as of the entry of this Order."
"We direct the EDCs where ResCom Energy serves customers to transfer ResCom Energy’s customers to default service or switch them to another supplier of the customer’s choice as soon as practical. Upon completion of the customer transfers, each EDC in which ResCom Energy serves customers shall provide notice to the Commission that the customer transfers have been completed. Upon receipt of all notices and customer transfers, the EGS license of ResCom Energy shall be cancelled and ResCom Energy shall be stricken from all lists of active EGSs," the PUC said
The PUC in its order noted that ResCom Energy is an EGS that was licensed to serve all customer classes in all jurisdictional electric distribution company (EDC) service territories. ResCom Energy’s license application was approved on March 31, 2011, at Docket No. A-2011-2220388.
The PUC said that ResCom Energy was listed in a September 19, 2019, Tentative Order as not providing proof to the Commission that it had a bond or other approved security in the amount or language directed by the Commission, to replace its bond that had expired or was not in compliance with Commission regulations.
The PUC said that, "ResCom Energy was informed that each EGS without an approved financial security must either provide a new financial security or provide an amendment or rider renewing the expired financial security. ResCom Energy received notice from the Commission via a June 18, 2019, Financial Security Renewal Notice, the Tentative Order and publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on October 5, 2019."
"ResCom Energy was given ample time to comply and to date, ResCom Energy has failed to file any adverse comments or provide an approved financial security to the Commission," the PUC said
"The Commission finds that ResCom Energy is not in compliance with 52 Pa. Code §54.40(a) and (d) and will revoke the EGS License of ResCom Energy for its failure to furnish to the Commission a bond or other security approved by the Commission. As such, ResCom Energy is prohibited from enrolling new customers of any customer class in any EDC service territory, effective with the entry date of this Order," the PUC said