Texas PUC Staff Seeks Extension To Evaluate REP Applicant Blue Star's Relationship With AEP Affiliates, Requests Additional Info From Blue Star
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Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas requested an extension of the deadline for Staff to file a recommendation on final disposition of the Option 1 retail electric provider certificate application of Blue Star Energy, LLC, which is an affiliate of AEP Texas
Staff did not offer any substantive comments at this time regarding any potential issues raised by Blue Star Energy, LLC's REP application
Staff stated, "Blue Star has indicated in its application that it will satisfy the risk management requirement of 16 TAC § 25.107(g)(1)(E) via a service agreement with AEP Energy Partners, Inc. (AEP Energy Partners) to provide energy commodity risk management services. Additionally, Blue Star has named AEP Texas, Inc. (AEP Texas) as its affiliate. Staff requires additional time to evaluate whether Blue Star's relationship with AEP Energy Partners and AEP Texas as described in Blue Star's application complies with the requirements of 16 TAC § 25.272(d), regarding separation of a utility from its affiliates. Staff is requesting additional information from Blue Star informally regarding this issue."
"Staff respectfully requests the entry of an order extending the deadline for Staff to provide a recommendation on final disposition of the application to October 26, 2020," Staff stated