Regulator Will Hold Hearing On Alleged "Changed Conditions" At Retail Supplier, Denies Staff's Sought Relief
July 8, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Connecticut PURA has reopened the record in the licensing docket of Liberty Power Holdings LLC (Liberty) for the limited purpose of taking evidence regarding alleged "changed conditions" at Liberty, and whether PURA's prior decision should be modified to reflect any changed conditions.
In doing so, PURA denied a motion from Staff of the Office of Education, Outreach, and Enforcement (EOE) which had asked PURA to reopen the proceeding for purposes of considering license revocation
As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, EOE had sought such consideration of license revocation given Liberty's bankruptcy, as well as staffing during the period immediately following the bankruptcy filing. Liberty replied that it, "has met its obligations in Connecticut…has employees to serve customers…continues to meet all of its post-petition payment obligations and continues to operate with dedicated staff and a new focus on customer service." Liberty also stated that action to revoke its license, "is a direct and willful violation of the automatic stay provisions of the Bankruptcy Code."
See more on EOE's motion here, and Liberty's response here
PURA ordered EOE and Liberty to submit pre-filed testimony, and any documentation in support thereof, concerning the matter on or before July 27, 2021
PURA will hold an evidentiary hearing regarding the matter on Wednesday, August 18th