Utilities Blame Lack Of Retail Supplier Commitment As Partially Responsible For Needed Delay In Supplier Consolidated Billing
April 4, 2023 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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In comments on a recent workgroup report concerning supplier consolidated billing (SCB) in Maryland, the Exelon utilities blamed, in part, the lack of any commitment from any retail supplier to test SCB as a reason for the delay in SCB which the report had outlined
As previously reported, the SCB workgroup report requested that the PSC, "approve an extension of SCB implementation into 2024."
The Joint Exelon Utilities said in comments on the report that they, "no longer believe that a December 2023 implementation date for SCB is feasible."
"This is due to the slow progress made in the EDI workgroup as well as to the lack of commitment from any supplier to implement SCB for testing purposes," the Joint Exelon Utilities said
The Joint Exelon Utilities requested that they be given the flexibility to implement SCB no later than December 31, 2024.
"The Joint Exelon Utilities commit to optimizing their implementation date in order to minimize costs, so it is possible that the Joint Exelon Utilities would be able to implement SCB earlier than end of year 2024. However, the ability of the Joint Exelon Utilities to implement SCB is contingent upon having at least one supplier test their system with the Joint Exelon Utilities," the Joint Exelon Utilities said
"As of the date of this filing [April 4], no supplier has committed to testing their system with the Joint Exelon Utilities," the Joint Exelon Utilities said