PUC Issues Tentative Order Seeking To Revoke Licenses Of Several Retail Suppliers, Brokers For Alleged Failure To Demonstrate Proof Of Security In Manner Required By PUC
July 13, 2023 Email This Story Copyright 2010-23 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Pennsylvania PUC on July 13 issued a tentative order under which the PUC would conclude that three retail electric suppliers and two brokers failed to file proof of security in the format approved by the PUC. The tentative order proposes to revoke the license of each entity cited in the tentative order
The tentative order is not final, and an entity's inclusion within the tentative order should not be construed as a finding that the supplier has not complied with any rule or regulation. Similar prior tentative orders from the PUC have included erroneous information
Inclusion in the tentative order does not necessarily mean that an electric generation supplier (EGS) does not have the required security, but rather that the PUC alleges that the EGS has not demonstrated compliance in the specific manner required by the PUC.
Notably, the alleged compliance deficiencies alleged in the July 13, 2023 tentative order are as of June 30, 2023, and ostensibly would not reflect any resolution of the matters beyond such date.
Entities may challenge the draft findings of the tentative order, or otherwise come into compliance by a deadline established in the tentative order, in order to avoid license revocation
Such tentative orders are routinely issued by the PUC, and historically most entities within a specific order demonstrate compliance by the deadline
The identity of suppliers and brokers subject to the tentative order can be found in the tentative order here (Pa. PUC Docket M-2023-3037455)
While typically EnergyChoiceMatters does not list separately the EGSs subject to the tentative order for the reasons stated above, due to contemporary filings in Maryland, we do note that Star Energy Partners LLC is among the suppliers included in the Pa. PUC's July 13 tentative order.
Star Energy Partners LLC on July 7, 2013 filed a notice with the Maryland PSC requesting termination/cancellation of its electric supplier license, stating that, "STAR currently has no customers in Maryland and is not marketing to customers in Maryland."
Star Energy Partners LLC's July 7, 2013 Maryland withdrawal letter followed a similar request made to the Maryland PSC on November 2, 2022. In such earlier letter, Star Energy Partners LLC had requested termination/cancellation of its electric supplier license, stating that, "STAR currently has no customers in Maryland and is not marketing to customers in Maryland."