Author: Eric Wallace

Renewable energy development, driven by rising corporate demand, was a central theme of Wednesday’s 2018 Virginia Energy Conference, hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Garret Bean, Vice President of Development for sPower and one of the keynote speakers at the conference, discussed his company’s...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="358" class="zemanta-img"] U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] In a decision that could bode well for competitive retail energy suppliers, the U.S. Supreme Court on May 21, 2018 upheld employers’ arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In a 5-4 opinion by Justice...

SCC CASE UPDATE: Last week we told you about an important State Corporation Commission (“SCC” or “Commission”) decision that could expand access to competitive electric supply in Virginia. The SCC approved a request filed by a group of manufacturing customers to combine their demands for purposes...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="309" class="zemanta-img"] Maryland State House (side) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Last fall, Brian Greene discussed the Maryland Public Service Commission’s retail energy supplier consolidated billing proceeding. The Commission is considering supplier consolidated billing as an additional billing option for Maryland customers, alongside the existing...

The Delaware Public Service Commission has established a March 8, 2018 hearing date to consider retail choice enhancements. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="272" class="zemanta-img"] The Delaware General Assembly meets in the Legislative Hall in Dover. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] The enhancements include a purchase of receivables program; “seamless moves”...

But some uncertainties remain. On Thursday, November 16, the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board unanimously approved a draft rule designed to reduce carbon emissions from fossil generating facilities operating in the Commonwealth. The highly complex regulation, if implemented, would require Virginia generating facilities to participate...

Earlier this month, five competitive retail suppliers (NRG Energy, Inc., Interstate Gas Supply, Inc., Just Energy Group, Inc., Direct Energy Services, LLC, and ENGIE Resources LLC) filed a petition with the Maryland Public Service Commission to implement supplier consolidated billing. If approved, the petition would...

Virginia Commission unanimously rejects utility “Green Tariff” proposal, representing major victory for renewable energy advocates On September 14, 2017, the Virginia State Corporation Commission entered a final order rejecting a renewable energy tariff proposal (“Green Tariff”) filed by Appalachian Power Company, finding that the tariff rates were...

Proposals Would Drive Up Costs for Competitive Retail Energy Suppliers and their Customers Good news for Maryland’s competitive energy suppliers and their customers. In the past few weeks, the Maryland Public Service Commission issued two Letter Orders rejecting requests by BGE, Pepco, and Delmarva Power to include in the Purchase...