Archive for January 2011

Changes at PUCT

There have been some staff changes at the PUCT with the arrival of Brian Lloyd as the Executive Director.  Of note, Tom Hunter, the former head of the Legal Division has been moved into a Special Projects position to assist with any changes stemming from Sunset recommendations, like the acquiring of water rate regulation responsibility. 

Margaret Pemberton, former ERCOT General Counsel, has been named the new head of the Legal Division, with Keith Rogas remaining its Deputy Director.

The 2011 Scope of Competition Report is out

Find it at:  www.puc.state.tx.us/electric/reports/scope/2011/2011scope_elec.pdf

Recap of Compliance Audit Results

Docket # REP Name Fine
38384 DPI Energy (pending) $104,250
38392 Ambit Energy $22,500
38393 Andeler $30,000
38394 Spark Energy $44,500
38395 Bounce Energy $28,000
38396 Affordable Power $40,000
38433 First Choice Power $16,500
38550 Accent Energy $50,000
38596 Penstar Power (Compliance Audit) $14,000
38632 Gexa Energy $65,000
38657 Just Energy $17,250
38740 Green Mountain $16,500
38783 Penstar Power (Complaint-based Audit) $6,000
38785 Reliant Energy $50,000
38839 Fulcrum Power/Tara Energy $13,000
38905 Champion Energy $30,000
39046 Texpo Power $19,000
39047 Fulcrum Power/Amigo $13,000

A few more compliance audit results…

The penalty for Fulcrum/Amigo was $13,000, while the penalty for Texpo was $19,000.

39046 1 PUC LEGAL AGREED NOTICE OF VIOLATION AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT RELATING TO TEXPO POWER, LP’S VIOLATION OF PURA §17.004 AND 39.101 AS WELL AS PUC SUBST. R. §25.473, 25.474, 25.475 AND 25.479, CONCERNING CUSTOMER PROTECTION RULES FOR RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE
39047 1 PUC LEGAL AGREED NOTICE OF VIOLATION AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT RELATING TO FULCRUM RETAIL ENERGY L.L.C. dba AMIGO ENERGY’S VIOLATION OF PURA §17.004 AND 39.101 AS WELL AS PUC SUBST. R. §25.474, 25.478 AND 25.479, CONCERNING CUSTOMER PROTECTION RULES FOR RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE