Retail Supplier Defaults At PJM, Customers Returned To Default Service
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Ohio Power Company (AEP Ohio) informed the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that Entrust Energy East, Inc. had been serving 877 customers (65 residential, 757 commercial, and 55 industrial) in its service area at the time of default. These customers are being moved to the Standard Service Offer
Dayton Power & Light also confirmed that Entrust was serving customers in its service territory, and that these customers are being moved to default service
Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., (Duke Energy Ohio or Company) told the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that it received a notice on February 24, 2021,
from PJM, stating that Entrust Energy East, Inc., (Entrust) a load-serving entity in PJM with load
in the DEOK zone, had defaulted on its obligations on February 23, 2021.
indicated that it was required to initiate the process of returning Entrust’s load to the provider of
last resort," Duke said in the PUCO filing
Duke said in the PUCO filing that, "Entrust is a certified retail electric services provider in Duke Energy Ohio’s territory, serving under
the terms of the company’s P.U.C.O. Electric Tariff No. 20 (Certified Supplier Tariff).
Section 19.1 of the Certified Supplier Tariff (Sheet No. 49.5) states that a 'Certified Supplier is in
default of its obligations under the Company’s Customer Choice Program' if any of certain listed
situations occurs. One of those listed situations, in subparagraph (f) of the section, is that the
'Certified Supplier . . . , through actions or inactions, becomes in default of any agreement with
or requirement of the RTO.'"
Duke said in the PUCO filing that, "Duke Energy Ohio’s customers that were being served by Entrust will continue to receive electric
service, without interruption, under the Company’s standard service offer. Duke Energy Ohio has
initiated the drop process today [Feb. 26], such that customers will receive notification of the change. Those
notices will start to be delivered in approximately 12 days and will be completed in about 45 days."