Electric Generation Supplier (EGS) Information

Entities that want to operate in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s retail electric market and that meet the definition of an EGS must be licensed by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.  In Pennsylvania, all entities, including Supplier/Aggregators (hereinafter EGS - Suppliers) and Broker/Marketers (hereinafter EGS - Brokers), are licensed as Electric Generation Suppliers.

Definitions

EGS - A person or corporation, including municipal corporations which choose to provide service outside their municipal limits except to the extent provided prior to the effective date of this chapter (66 Pa. C.S. Chapter 28), brokers and marketers, aggregators or any other entities, that sells to end-use customers electricity or related services utilizing the jurisdictional transmission or distribution facilities of an electric distribution company or that purchases, brokers, arranges or markets electricity or related services for sale to end-use customers utilizing the jurisdictional transmission and distribution facilities of an electric distribution company.  The term excludes building or facility owner/operators that manage the internal distribution system serving such building or facility and that supply electric power and other related power services to occupants of the building or facility.  The term excludes electric cooperative corporations except as provided in 15 Pa. C.S. Ch. 74 (relating to generation choice for customers of electric cooperatives).

Aggregator or Market Aggregator:  An entity, licensed by the Commission, that purchases electric energy and takes title to electric energy as an intermediary for sale to retail customers.

Broker or Marketer:  An entity, licensed by the Commission, that acts as an agent or intermediary in the sale and purchase of electric energy but that does not take title to electric energy.

52 Pa. Code § 54.1 – 54.10                     66 Pa. C.S Section 2809                

52 Pa. Code § 54.31 – 54.43                   66 Pa.C.S. §  2803

52 Pa. Code Ch. 56

 

All Confidential Documentation must be sent via hard copy (with tracking) to:

Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Non-Confidential Documentation may either be sent via hard copy (with tracking) to the address (above) or eFiled

Electric Generation Supplier Application

EGS Application Package (PDF- This is the application to become a licensed EGS (including Broker/Marketer) in Pennsylvania.

Please use this newly revised application form as of 2/24/17. The old form has been discontinued and will no longer be accepted after May 1, 2017.

The Public Utility Code authorizes the PUC to collect an annual fee of $350 from each licensed / certified supplier, broker, marketer and aggregator of electricity and natural gas approved to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, an annual supplemental fee based on reported annual gross intrastate operating revenues will be applicable to suppliers of electricity and natural gas.

FAQ – A list of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as commonly missed or incorrect items.

Checklist for EGS Application – A checklist of all required information and documentation needed to successfully complete the EGS Application Package.
 

Certificate of Service

EGS Certificate of Service (CoS) (Template) – Electric Generation Suppliers are required to provide service of all filings to the five statutory agencies as well as all EDCs in which the EGS operates.  However, only NON-CONFIDENTIAL information must be provided to any entity other than the Secretary of the PUC at the above address. (Required for EGS Suppliers and EGS Brokers.)
 

Contact Change Form

Essential Contact Information Form – A blank form that electric suppliers may submit to provide the PUC with updated contact information.
 

EDEWG

Electronic Data Exchange Working Group (EDEWG) - Link to the Electronic Data Exchange and its Working Group.
 

Financial Security

EGS Financial Security – Electric Generation Suppliers are required to maintain a financial security instrument the entire time it maintains an EGS license with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Required for EGS Suppliers and EGS Brokers.)

If a licensed EGS fails to file the required financial security at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of its financial security, it may cause Commission staff to initiate a formal proceeding that may lead to cancellation of the EGS’s license, fines and penalties, removal of the company’s information from the Commission’s website, and notification toall electric distribution companies in which the EGS is licensed to do business.

  • EGS - Broker/Marketers: Unless ordered by the Commission, an EGS - Broker licensee is required to maintain a security level of $10,000.
     
  • EGS - Supplier/Aggregator: The Commission's regulations at 52 Pa. Code §54.40(d) require the security level, or bond amount, for each EGS – Supplier licensee to be the greater of 10% (or 5%, from Security Reduction Petition Approval) of the licensee's most recent reported 4 quarters of gross receipts or $250,000. 

90 Day Renewal Notification Letter (Sample) – A Secretarial Letter that is sent out by the Commission to notify EGSs (includes Supplier/Aggregator and Broker/Marketers) of the impending expiration date of its current financial security instrument. The Letter is also a notification to EGS - Suppliers of a possible need to increase the financial security.

Bond (Fixed-Term Template) – A template of the language required to use a Bond as a financial security instrument.  This bond expires every year and must be renewed.  EGS - Suppliers may need to adjust the amount based on the EGS - Supplier’s reported gross receipts.  Bond renewals do not require a CoS (above).

Bond (Continuous Template) – A template of the language required to use a Bond as a financial security instrument.  This bond does not expire every year. EGS - Suppliers may need to adjust the amount based on the EGS - Supplier’s reported gross receipts.  Bond renewals do not require a CoS (above).

Letter of Credit (Continuous Template) – A template of the language required to use a Letter of Credit as a financial security instrument.  This Letter of Credit does not expire every year. EGS - Suppliers may need to adjust the amount based on the EGS - Supplier’s reported gross receipts.  Letter of Credit renewals do not require a CoS (above).

Parental/Corporate Guarantee Petition – EGS Supplier and/or EGS Broker may file a petition to use a Parental/Corporate Guarantee as its financial security instrument.  The petition must be approved by the Commission prior to the entity filing a fully executed Parental/Corporate Guarantee

Parental/Corporate Guarantee (Template) – A template of the language required to use a Parental/Corporate Guarantee as a financial security instrument. May not be altered.

Checklist - Parental Guarantee – This checklist contains the basic information and requirements when submitting a petition to use a Parental/Corporate Guarantee as a financial security instrument. A CoS is required for a Parental/Corporate Guarantee petition.

FAQ – A list of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as commonly missed or incorrect items.
 

Financial Security Reduction Petition

EGS Financial Security Reduction Petition – EGS Suppliers (NOT EGS Brokers) that have operated as an EGS in Pennsylvania for at least two years may petition for a reduction in financial security level from the greater of $250,000 or 10% of Gross Receipts down to the greater of $250,000 or 5% of Gross Receipts.

Regulations – Link to the Final Order on Bonding requirements. From the Public Meeting of July 24, 2014, at Docket M-2013-2393141.

Initial Petition – EGS - Suppliers (NOT EGS - Brokers) may petition for a reduction in its financial security instrument level from the greater of $250,000 or 10% of Gross Receipts down to the greater of $250,000 or 5% of Gross Receipts The petition must be approved by the Commission with a Secretarial Letter prior to the submission of a financial security instrument at the 5% level of Gross Receipts.  A CoS (WORD) is required for this filing.

Once approved, the EGS Supplier must align its current financial security expiration date (fixed-term only) with the date of the Secretarial Letter approving the petition.

Checklist for Initial Reduction Petition – This checklist contains the basic information and requirements for submitting a petition to reduce an EGS Supplier’s security to the greater of $250,000 or 5% of Gross Receipts.  Renewal is required annually, and it should be filed 90 days before the current security expires to ensure the reduction does not expire.  A CoS (WORD) is required for this filing.

Renewal Petition – Previously approved EGS Suppliers (NOT EGS Brokers) may petition for a reduction renewal of its currently approved 5% financial security instrument level from the greater of $250,000 or 5% of Gross Receipts The renewal petition must be approved by the Commission with a Secretarial Letter prior to the submission of a financial security instrument at the 5% level of Gross Receipts.  A CoS (WORD) is required for this filing.

Checklist for Reduction Petition Renewal – This checklist contains the basic information and requirements for submitting a petition to renew an EGS – Supplier’s Commission approved Financial Security Reduction.  Required annually, and it should be filed 90 days before the current security expires to ensure the reduction does not expire.  A CoS (WORD) is required for this filing.

Tax Status Letter (PA Department of Revenue) – A current letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is required for the Initial Petition as well as each renewal of the EGS – Supplier’s Financial Security Reduction.  Required annually, and it should be filed 90 days before the current security expires to ensure the reduction does not expire.

FAQ – A list of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as commonly missed or incorrect items.
 

Office of Competive Market Oversight (OCMO)

OCMO - Link to the Office of Competitive Market Oversight.