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On February 25, 2019, the Virginia State Corporation Commission entered a Final Order denying Walmart’s petitions seeking permission under Va. Code § 56-577(A)(4) (“Section A 4”) to aggregate or combine the demands of certain electricity accounts. Walmart had filed a petition to aggregate 120 accounts...

[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...

But There Is A Powerful Dissent On September 14, 2017, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an opinion affirming the controversial “rate freeze law.” As we previously discussed here and here, a group of industrial customers of Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”) appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia,...

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...

The March Energy Update features Brian Greene explaining efforts in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia to improve consumer protection rules that apply to selling commodities direct to consumers in the energy and natural gas markets. https://youtu.be/QeXsyNLv7Ik...

The Delaware Public Service Commission has approved new Electric Supplier Rules for final publication in the April 1, 2017 edition of the Delaware Register. The rules will become effective April 11, 2017. The new rules replace Delaware’s existing Electric Supplier Rules and introduce numerous provisions that...

On February 10, 2016, the Maryland Public Service Commission approved revised consumer protection regulations governing the retail sale of electricity and natural gas. The revised rules include several substantive changes relating to how retail suppliers operate in Maryland. The changes involve additional up-front pricing disclosures...

In October and November, 2015, the Delaware Commission (Commission) and the Division of Public Advocate (DPA) held two workshops for stakeholders to discuss ways to enhance the visibility of and improve participation in customer choice for electricity products and services.  The group also examined what,...

The Maryland Public Service Commission has set a June 16-17 hearing date to consider the publication of new consumer protection rules for electricity and natural gas retail suppliers.  The new rules would impact several aspects of a supplier’s marketing and enrollment processes. In January 2015,...

This is the second in a two-part series highlighting “Lessons Learned” from the Maryland Public Service Commission’s recent ruling penalizing Starion Energy PA, Inc. for violating various consumer protection laws in Maryland. The first cited three lessons for retail electricity suppliers. This final post lists...