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9/15/16 - AEP's remaining Ohio power plants: What's next?

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8/4/16 - Dynegy Sells 50% Stake in Illinois Power Plant, Announces Uprates, New Brand

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5/25/16 - FirstEnergy mum on fate of two old Ohio power plants in regional auction

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4/29/16 - AEP To Seek Re-regulation in Ohio Due to FERC PPA Decision (Potential Transfer of Existing Generation to AEP Ohio); FirstEnergy Also Seeking "Legislative" Solutions

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4/29/16 - AEP Provides Update on Strategic Review, Sale Process for Merchant Generation

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4/18/16 - Though Halved, Capacity Price for Ameren Illinois Territory Still Sharply Higher Than Historic Levels

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3/22/16 - Court Dismisses Suit Against Ambit Energy Over Pricing; Finds Variable Rates Under Contract Not Required To Be Linked To Energy Markets

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3/8/16 - Operator of new Ohio power plant wants to stop AEP, FirstEnergy income plans

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3/4/16 - Plenty at stake in power plant subsidy dispute

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2/29/16 - Ohio communities’ group deals for utilities not always a bargain

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2/26/16 - AEP says Pennsylvania regulators' concerns about income-guarantee case 'misguided'

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2/18/16 - NARUC 2016: What the SCOTUS stay and Scalia's death mean for the Clean Power Plan

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2/5/16 - Rival power companies launch TV ads against AEP, FirstEnergy income-guarantee plans

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1/25/16 - BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds FERC Order 745

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1/21/16 -Power company CEOs lobby legislators to fight AEP and FirstEnergy income guarantees

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1/6/16 - Municipal power aggregation: Hidden tax or power to the people?

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1/4/16 - Sierra Club, IGS Energy to be questioned on new position for AEP's PPA plan

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1/4/16 - 'Extraordinarily important' income-guarantee cases nearing conclusion for AEP and FirstEnergy

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12/16/15 - Retail Suppliers Seek Stay of Directive in PUC's "Fixed Means Fixed" Order

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12/1/15 - FirstEnergy opponents have sharp criticism for latest rate plan

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11/18/15 - PUC Bans Pass-Through Clauses in ALL Fixed Rate Contracts In Ruling "Fixed Means Fixed"; Rules on Permissibility of Regulatory Out Clauses

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11/18/15 - PUC Rules It Has Authority To Address Complaint Over FirstEnergy Solutions Polar Vortex Surcharge

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11/18/15 - Ohio Proposes New Net Metering Rules, Interaction With Retail Suppliers

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11/18/15 - PUC To Open Investigation Of Jurisdiction Over Multi-Family Property Owner "Agency Services", Third-Party Billing, Submetering Companies

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11/18/15 - Update: PUCO Approves Results from Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction

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11/16/15 - Dynegy: We'll sue to stop AEP and FirstEnergy power purchase deals

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10/30/15 - Retail VP: Indiana Retail Choice Effort Killed By Suppliers Charging Polar Vortex Pass-Throughs

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10/30/15 - Update: Here Are Complete New Basic Service Rates for WMECO

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10/22/15 - Former Parent of Utility-Affiliated Retail Supplier To Pay $81 Million in Settlement To Resolve Lawsuit Related To C&I Contracts

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10/22/15 - Ohio Discloses Winning Suppliers From September Default Service Auction at Dayton Power & Light

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10/19/15 - Natural gas 'is not volatile and is not going to be volatile,' industry says amid fight over coal

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10/12/15 - Ohio Staff: "Properly Conceived" AEP Ohio PPAs May Be In Public Interest, Oppose As-Filed Versions

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10/7/15 - New Prices To Compare Take Effect For ComEd, Ameren

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10/5/15 - Help Michigan schools and economy: Expand -- don't end -- electricity choice

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10/1/15 - What's at stake in the FirstEnergy and AEP Ohio power plant subsidy hearings

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9/30/15 - 'Foolishness' or step in the right direction? Reactions to continuing Ohio's renewable energy freeze

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9/29/15 - Illinois Power Agency Files 2016 Default Service Procurement Plan (MidAmerican Included For First Time)

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9/28/15 - Retail Suppliers Recommend New York PSC Should License Brokers

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9/23/15 - Texas' Dynegy not looking out for Ohio's interests, AEP Ohio president says

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9/21/15 - PUC Staff Oppose Relieving Retail Suppliers of Certain PJM Charges

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9/14/15 - Illinois Opens Rulemaking on Supplier Marketing; Staff Recommends Notice for Rate Changes, Posting of Rate History

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9/14/15 - An Interview with Chairman Greg Bechert on the 2015 Energy Professionals of Ohio Annual Meeting

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9/3/15 - Manufacturers and utilities square off before legislators

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9/2/15 - Wal-Mart on FirstEnergy's Ohio power proposal: 'Simply not appropriate'

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8/24/15 - Statement from PUCO Chairman on future electric reliability

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8/20/15 - Ohio PUC Chair: "Stay the Course"; Blasts Resource Adequacy "Scare" Tactics

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8/18/15 - Google Now Brokering Distributed Solar Installations (Retail Supply Next?)

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8/7/15 - Retail Suppliers Say PJM Won't Clear Transitional Capacity Performance Auctions In Manner That Minimizes Cost, File FERC Complaint

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8/7/15 - ConEd Confirms Plans To Sell ConEdison Solutions Retail Electric Supply Business, Provides Timeline

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7/28/15 - Court Dismisses Suit Against Retail Supplier Which Had Alleged Prices Were Not Competitive As Promised

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7/28/15 - Initial PUC Decision Would Dismiss Complaint Against Retail Supplier For Lack of Authority To Issue Refunds

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7/24/15 - AEP: Upcoming Capacity Auction Prices To Drive Decision on Merchant Generation (& Retail Supplier) Strategic Review, In Light of Ohio PPA Uncertainty

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7/24/15 - Citing Due Process Concerns With Prior Directive, PSC Opens New Docket For Changes in Choice Program

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7/24/15 - Michigan PSC: Resource Adequacy Outlook Improves In Near-Term, Still Wary of Future

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7/24/15 - PJM Announces New Capacity Performance Transitional Auction Timeline

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7/23/15 - Bills Capping Commercial, Residential Termination Fees Become Law

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7/20/15 - Calpine to Acquire Retail Supplier

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7/17/15 - Ohio Staff Make Recommendations on Retail Market Improvements (Instant Connect, Seamless Move, Warm Transfer)

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7/15/15 - Illinois Retail Market: Over 15% Of Muni Aggregations Discontinue Service; ComEd Residential Market Remains "Moderately Concentrated"

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7/15/15 - PUC Says "Many" Retail Suppliers Have Failed To Pay New Annual Fee

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7/6/15 - Bill Would Limit Electric Choice To Current Customers and Waiting List, Require One-Time Election

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6/29/15 - Dynegy Sees Retail Business Becoming Dominant Player in Southern Illinois Market, With Market Share Eclipsing All Competitors Combined

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5/29/15 - Ohio Clarifies New Purchase of Receivables Program, Participation, Cost Recovery

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5/26/15 - Ohio Sets Matter of Transferring Bypassable Reconciliation Costs Into Nonbypassable Rider For Hearing

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5/26/15 - Illinois Posts New Ameren Price to Compare, Confirms 30% Increase

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4/24/15 - PUC Revamps Formula To Assess Fees on Retail Suppliers/Brokers; But Maintains Use of Intrastate Revenues In Allocation

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4/24/15 - AEP Waiting on Capacity Performance, Ohio PPA Clarity Before Deciding on Merchant, Retail Supplier Business

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4/16/15 - FirstEnergy closes 104-year-old coal power plant, electric rates to rise (interactive map)

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4/15/15 - Boom: Huge Increase in Capacity Costs Set For Retail Suppliers At Ameren

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4/3/15 - PUCO Says Duke Energy Ohio's Filed Default Service Plan Relies Too Heavily On 12-Month Contracts, Adopts Changes; Phases-In Generation Tariff Changes

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4/3/15 - Dynegy Serving Nearly 1 Million Retail Customers With Closing of Duke Energy Retail Acquisition

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4/2/15 - Company Acquires Retail Supplier MC Squared Energy Services

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4/2/15 - Illinois Posts Prices, Suppliers Under Default Service Procurement

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3/30/15 - PUCO chairman resigns

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3/23/15 - Millions reported only part of spending

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3/23/15 - From Consumer to Prosumer - A Changing Energy Landscape Creates Opportunity

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3/23/15 - 5 charts that explain U.S. electricity prices

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3/16/15 - Michigan Gov. Snyder Would Maintain Electric Choice Under Current Limit, If Suppliers Can Show Resource Adequacy Five Years Out

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3/10/15 - Michigan utilities warn of capacity shortfall

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3/9/15 - End Michigan's electricity monopoly

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3/6/15 - Michigan Committee Chair Introduces Legislation To End Electric Customer Choice

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3/5/15 - Maryland Attorney General opposes Exelon-Pepco merger, urges regulators to reject

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3/5/15 - CA bill would let non-utilities sell electricity to commercial, industrial customers

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3/5/15 - FAA authorizes ComEd to use drones for power line inspections

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3/3/15 - Ohio Universities File Complaint Against FirstEnergy Solutions Over Polar Vortex Surcharge

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3/2/15 - Speculation turns to future of AEP plants after PPA decision

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2/27/15 - Atoms for electricity: Inside Exelon's push to save its Illinois nuclear fleet

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2/26/15 - To Reduce Volatility, PUCO Replaces 12-Month Contracts With 36-Month Contracts For AEP Ohio 2015-18 Default Service, Reserves Right to Phase-In Charges

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2/26/15 - Ohio regulators reject AEP proposal to guarantee coal plant income

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2/25/15 - Consumer advocates press for variable pricing in Illinois

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2/25/15 - ComEd used $60M in ratepayer money for charity, "politically influential" donations

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2/24/15 - Met-Ed, Penelec Prices to Compare to Increase 10%

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2/24/15 - Bill Would Ban Multi-Level Marketing For Energy Supply, Require All Suppliers to Assume Civil Liability for Door-to-Door, MLM Sales

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2/23/15 - Utility rates going way of phone plans?

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2/23/15 - Porter’s return to PUCO fuels speculation about chairman’s future

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2/19/15 - Generation-Related Nonbypassable Costs at Dayton Power & Light Continue to Grow, PUCO Staff Concerned

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2/18/15 - Dynegy lobbying against AEP’s power purchase agreement plan

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2/18/15 - ComEd, Ameren urged to offer time-of-use pricing

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2/17/15 - PUC Rules It Can't Hear Complaint Which Merely Alleges Retail Supplier's Rates Are "Too High"

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2/17/15 - DTE Exec: Nobody Planning Capacity to Serve Retail Choice Customers

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2/16/15 - Exelon Expects Retail Competitors to Remain "Aggressive" In Pursuit of Market Share

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2/16/15 - Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders Under Columbia Standard Choice Offer Auction

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2/13/15 - PUC Commish Urges Retail Suppliers to "Step Up" And Bid for Default Service Tranches Under Newly Adopted "Innovative" Design

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2/6/15 - PSC Proposes Requiring Retail Suppliers to File With Commission Photo IDs of Every Individual Conducting In-Person Sales for Supplier

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1/30/15 - Illinois Opens Review of Access to Smart Meter Data By Non-Supplier Third Parties

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1/29/15 - PUCO Approves Results of FirstEnergy Ohio Default Service Auction

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1/20/15 - FERC Directs Dynegy to Submit More Info on Duke Merchant (Retail) and ECP Transactions

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1/6/15 - AEP hires investment bank as it considers selling its Ohio power plants

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1/6/15 - MP2 Energy Enjoys Strong Growth in 2014, Discusses What's On The Drawing Board

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12/23/14 - IGS Energy: "Erratic" Behavior of FirstEnergy Regarding Competitive Market Should Make PUCO Concerned With State of Retail Market

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12/23/14 - FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities File 'Settlement' in Electric Security Plan Case Seeking Ratepayer Support for Affiliate FES Plants

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12/3/14 - EnerNOC continues acquisitions, buys Pulse Energy

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11/25/14 - More Class Action Suits Filed Against Retail Suppliers Solely Over Whether Pricing Was "Market-Based"

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11/23/14 - Ohio regulators approve FirstEnergy plan to end efficiency programs

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11/21/14 - Ohio Grants Retail Supplier Waiver of TPV Requirement for In-Dwelling Tablet Sales

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11/20/14 - PUCO accepts results of AEP Ohio’s auction

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10/16/14 - Winning Prices in FirstEnergy Ohio Default Service Auction Higher

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10/15/14 - City Asks State to Ban Door-to-Door Marketing By Energy Providers

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10/2/14 - Ohio Discloses Winning Bidders from AEP Default Service Auction

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9/26/14 - PUCO accepts results of The Dayton Power & Light Company auction

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9/15/14 - Utility Said to Reimburse Industrial Customers for Already Paid FirstEnergy Solutions RTO Surcharge, Will Drop Surcharge from Consolidated Bills

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8/22/14 - Dynegy Acquires Another Retail Supplier, Two Sets of Merchant Power Plants

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7/30/14 - Buyer Announced for Integrys Energy Services Book

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7/14/14 - Pennsylvania PUC Staff Seek Nearly $15 Million Civil Penalty Against Retail Supplier, License Revocation

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7/11/14 - FERC: Natural gas pipeline congestion sparked high winter power prices

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6/27/14 - People to Know in Energy: Susanne Buckley

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6/16/14 - Ohio freezes renewables, efficiency mandates until 2017

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6/11/14 - FirstEnergy, AEP seek regulatory relief from falling sales, rising costs

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6/5/14 - 51 businesses, 21 organizations in letter to Kasich: S.B. 310 will be harmful to Ohioans’ electric bills, burgeoning renewable industries

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6/2/14 - EPA announces CO2 emissions rule for power plants

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5/23/14 - EIA: U.S. electricity prices to rise 4% in 2014

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5/19/14 - Ohio regulators demand audit of power producers

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5/5/14 - Ohio Utility Seeks to Implement Nonbypassable Charge for Supply Costs

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5/1/14 - Developers Warn Against Clean Energy Moratorium - Committee Vote Planned

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4/30/14 - Exelon moves to buy Pepco Holdings for $6.8B

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4/30/14 - Low Stockpile Raises Worries Over U.S. Natural Gas Supplies

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4/10/14 - Ohio Opens Investigation Regarding Permissibility of Pass-Throughs of RTO Charges on Fixed Contracts, Percent-Off SSO Contracts

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4/9/14 - FirstEnergy Solutions’ polar vortex surcharge prompts PUCO investigation of energy marketers

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4/7/14 - Ohio Energy Brokers Form Trade Association

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4/7/14 - Deregulation spurs brokers, consultants and aggregators to form Energy Professionals of Ohio trade group

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4/3/14 - Pennsylvania's top utility regulator blasts FirstEnergy's polar vortex fee

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2/27/14 - Ohio Accepts Results from AEP Ohio Default Service Auction

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2/27/14 - Another Utility Holding Company Says Sale of Retail Supplier Would Be Considered if Merchant Generation Divested

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2/26/14 - Given Volatility, FirstEnergy CEO Questions Whether, Retail Market Will, "Exist In The Same Format That We See It Today"

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2/18/14 - Duke Energy to Exit Merchant Generation Business

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1/31/14 - Retail Supplier With 700,000 Electric Customers to Sell Electric Book

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1/28/14 - AEP Forecasts 2014 Switching in Ohio Service Area

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1/27/14 - PUCO Urges Energy Awareness During Cold Weather

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1/21/14 - Capacity Panel to Vote on Arbitrage Fix

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1/14/14 - PUCO Chairman Todd A. Snitchler will not seek reappointment

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1/7/14 - PJM power grid sees tight natgas supply, record demand Tuesday

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12/27/13 - AEP Ohio Seeks to Rely on More Market-Reflective Rates for Default Service for 2015-18

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12/18/13 - Scioto Energy Enters Another New Market.

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12/6/13 - Scioto Energy Receives License in New State.

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12/5/13 - Ohio Names Winning Bidders from Duke Energy Ohio Default Service Auction.

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11/25/13 - Ohio Names Winning Bidders from Dayton Power & Light Default Service Auction.

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11/13/13 - Ohio Adopts Delayed Start for AEP Ohio Default Service Auctions; Sets Blending Mechanism.

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11/13/13 - Ohio Rejects Expansion of AEP Rate Caps, But...

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PUCO accepts results of Duke electricity auction.

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FirstEnergy confirms rate increases with transmission improvements.

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Scioto Energy recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Ohio by Business First.

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PJM Announces $1.2 Billion of Improvements to the transmission system, including $233 million in projects for the AEP territory.

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FirstEnergy announces closure of two southwestern Pennsylvania coal-fired power plants.

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Public Utilities Commision of Ohio reminder - October is Energy Awareness Month

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PUCO pulls recent approval of DPL electric security plan

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FirstEnergy to Sell 500 MW of Hydro Units

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Natural Gas Storage Report +58

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