Update: BP Energy Retail Target Customer Classes Revealed In Latest Retail Supplier License Application
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BP Energy Retail LLC applied for an Ohio electric supplier license to serve commercial, mercantile, and industrial customers in all service areas.
This is the first publicly posted retail supplier application in which BP Energy Retail has had to indicate its target customer classes
As previously reported, BP Energy Retail LLC recently filed for an Option 1 Texas retail electric provider certificate, but the Texas application does not require an indication of the customer classes to be served
In the Ohio application, in addition to selecting the customer classes and utility service areas noted above, BP Energy Retail stated, "The
company’s principal business interest is acting as a competitive retail power marketer and
natural gas marketer to commercial, mercantile, industrial, and muni aggregation customers
within the state of Ohio."
In the Ohio application, BP Energy Retail stated, "BP Energy Retail LLC (BPER) proposes to serve Standard Offer Service [sic] load for Small and Large Commercial and Industrial customers within the state of Ohio," though the use of the term 'Standard Offer Service' is not believed to indicate that BP is only seeking to serve as a wholesale default service supplier, as no license is needed for such electricity sales in Ohio (and Ohio SSO load is not segmented by customer class).
As previously reported, BP Energy Retail said in a recent FERC filing that it will initially provide services in the following markets: Illinois, Ohio, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania, and is in the process of applying for licenses in those states