Electric Retail Markets
After studying developments in retail and wholesale energy markets with the objective of developing a final version of these regulations, including the integration of the requirements of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004, 73 P.S. § 1648.1, et seq., the Commission determined that some elements of the default service regulatory framework would be best addressed in the context of a policy statement that provides guidance to the industry as opposed to strict rules. The Commission determined that a policy statement would be more readily subject to change, and can provide needed flexibility in the context of default service as energy markets continue to develop. The Commission adopted a policy on Default Service and Retail Electric Markets (§ 69.1801-17), but determined that there were number of issues where opportunities existed to enhance customer choice and facilitate the development of retail markets. These issues, found at §§ 69.1812-17, were referred to the Retail Markets Working Group for study and policy recommendations.
Secretarial Letter - The Commission is convening the Retail Markets Working Group (RMWG). The purpose of the RMWG is to develop policy recommendations in certain areas to enhance customer choice and the development of robust and effective retail markets. Dated April 15, 2008. Docket No. M-00072009.