The Pennsylvania PUC, in an order on rehearing and clarification, has clarified the price that will be charged to customers participating in the retail opt-in program at the FirstEnergy electric distribution companies, for service beginning June 1, 2013.
In Binding Poll on PECO Default Service, PUC Rejects 12-Month Reconciliations, Modifies Recommendation on Large Customer Default Service
The Pennsylvania PUC, in a binding poll yesterday, rejected a proposed 12-month reconciliation for default service costs at PECO, in addressing PECO's default service plan for the period June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015.
Pennsylvania End-State Retail Market Contemplates Quarterly Auctions, Pricing for Residential Customers
A "discussion document" outlining the retail electric market end state proposal in Pennsylvania contemplates that all non-hourly default service customers, including residential customers, would receive a 90-day full requirements load following default service price resulting from quarterly auctions.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas this morning elected not to act, at this time, on a proposal for adoption that would raise the ERCOT high system-wide offer cap to $9,000/MWh effective June 1, 2015, as commissioners believed that any change in the offer cap should be made in concert ...
In what had been the expected outcome of the Pennsylvania PUC's investigation of the retail electric market design, despite much hot air to the contrary, the PUC has stopped short of a shift in the default service supplier role, declining to place retail suppliers in that role or otherwise conduct ...
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can officially say that it now operates the largest vertical-axis wind turbine installation of its kind in the United States. To earn this distinction, the $1.2 million project uses three 75-feet tall, 20 kW vertical axis wind turbines which are the largest in the nation and will produce an estimated 217,946 kWh of electricity.
Energy Future Holdings recently gave notice it will idle two coal-fired power units this winter because wholesale power prices are too low to turn a profit. But the electricity grid operator is considering paying the company to run the plants anyhow.
Priority Power Management, LLC filed a white paper with the Public Utility Commission of Texas offering further proposals to address West Zone congestion in ERCOT. Among other things, PPM recommends that the shadow price cap imposed on a constraint should "follow" that constraint....