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September 26, 2014
NEM Mid-Atlantic Energy Policy Summit

Please plan to attend the inaugural NEM Mid-Atlantic Energy Summit to be held at The Center Club in Baltimore, MD on October 21-23, 2014. Registration is now available on the NEM website at this hotlink. Hotel Rooms are available at the NEM Rate of $159 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Baltimore Downtown Inner Harbor on 101 President Street in Baltimore, MD. Please contact headquarters if you are interested in sponsoring this event. The Agenda is available on the NEM Website.

FirstEnergy Filed Amended Complaint on Treatment of Demand Response Resources in PJM

FirstEnergy filed an amended complaint against PJM to supplement its prior filing this spring regarding compensation of demand response resources and inclusion of demand response resources in PJM's auction in view of the D.C. Circuit decision on FERC Order 745. "FirstEnergy seeks removal of all provisions in PJM’s tariff, agreements, and business manuals that authorize or require PJM to compensate demand resources as capacity suppliers. In addition, FirstEnergy seeks to recalculate the results of PJM’s May 2014 Base Residual Auction (“BRA”) for the 2017/2018 Delivery Year by (i) removing demand response resources from the PJM capacity supply pool,(ii) leaving the offers of actual capacity suppliers unchanged, and then (iii) determining which capacity suppliers clear the auction on the basis of the offers they submitted consistent with the existing tariff once the unlawful demand response resources have been removed. FirstEnergy does not seek in this proceeding to invalidate the results of capacity auctions that occurred prior to May 23, 2014, although FirstEnergy reserves the right to redress that jurisdictional error in other proceedings." The full text of FirstEnergy's Amended Complaint is available on the NEM Website.

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Comments Sought on Electric Marketing Standards and Sales Practices

PURA is required by PA 14-75 to open a proceeding to develop marketing standards and sales practices relating to electric supplier switching practices, solicitations and renewals, hiring and training of sales representatives, door-to-door sales and telemarketing practices. The proceeding will also include the development of a residential customer disclosure statement for use by electric suppliers on all promotional materials directed to those customers. The disclosure statement is to include information on where consumers can find the highest and lowest electric generation service rates charged by such supplier as part of a variable rate offer in each of the preceding 12 months to any customer eligible for standard service. PURA is requesting comments on proposed standards, examples of such standards from other jurisdictions, and proposed disclosure statements. Comments are due October 14, 2014. The full text of the Request for Comments is available on the NEM Website.

Comments Sought on Standard Summary Form of Material Contract Terms

PURA was required by PA 14-75 to develop a standard summary form of the material terms and conditions of the contract for electric generation services signed by a residential customer. The standard summary form is to include, but not be limited to: "(1) A description of the rate the customer will be paying; (2) whether such rate is a fixed or variable rate; (3) the term and expiration date of such rate; (4) whether the contract will automatically renew; (5) a notice describing the customer's right to cancel the service, as provided in this section; (6) information on air emissions and resource mix of generation facilities operated by and under long-term contract to the electric supplier; (7) the trade name of the electric supplier; (8) the toll-free telephone number for customer service of the electric supplier; (9) the Internet web site of the electric supplier; and (10) the toll-free telephone number for customer complaints of the Authority." PURA has requested comments on a proposed standard summary form including at least these ten items. PURA also requested samples of standard summary forms in use in other jurisdictions. Comments are due October 14, 2014. The full text of the Request for Comments is available on the NEM Website.

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NYSERDA Proposal for Clean Energy Fund

As required by the Commission, NYSERDA filed a Clean Energy Fund (CEF) proposal setting forth a ten year program plan to better align its activities with the REV proceeding. The CEF is proposed to replace the current System Benefits Charge, Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, and Renewable Portfolio Standard. "NYSERDA proposes four main portfolios of activity within the CEF: Market Development, Technology and Business Innovation, the NYGB, and NY-Sun. The Market Development portfolio will principally include activities facilitating the market for on-site, behind-the-meter clean energy including: energy efficiency, on-site distributed generation, renewable thermal, as well as storage, micro-grids and other supporting energy technologies. The Market Development Portfolio also includes proposals for potential NYSERDA activities in support of grid-tied renewables. The Technology and Business Innovation portfolio will include activities such as technology research and development, commercialization of new technologies and innovative business models, and support for emerging businesses developing clean energy products and services in New York State." The Commission previously approved the establishment of the NYGB and its initial capitalization of $165.6 million. The Commission also previously approved the continuation of NY-Sun from 2016 through 2023 and the allocation of $960,556,000 to fund, implement and administer the initiative.

The CEF is proposed to be funded through the continued collection from ratepayers, albeit starting with a reduction in 2016 of $225 million from the 2015 collections level, from $925 million to $700 million. Collections are proposed to be maintained at $700 million per year for three years, with subsequent step-downs as current program obligations are satisfied. In the latter-half of the CEF, the collections cap would be reduced to $400 million per year.

The full text of NYSERDA's Clean Energy Fund Proposal is available on the NEM Website.

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