||California Public Utilities Commission Issues Proposed Decision to Open Investigation to Restore Retail Energy Competition
Sacramento, CA – This week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision on the petition filed in December, 2006 by the Alliance for Retail Energy Markets (AReM) and 184 additional petitioners and supporters, asking that the CPUC open an investigation into reopening the competitive retail electricity market. In proposed decision, to be voted on by the full Commission in May or June, the CPUC agrees to open the investigation. the rulemaking process that will follow, it will be determined under what conditions direct access will be restored.
||Effort to Open Retail Energy Market in California Gains Strength
Sacramento, CA – Twenty-one new petitioners have joined the effort to lift the existing
suspension of consumers’ right to choose electricity suppliers. In light of that continued
growth, an amendment to the petition submitted to the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC) in December has been filed. The amendment formalizes the
original alliance under the name, the California Alliance for Coompetitive Energy Solutions
(“CACES”) and adds the twenty-one new supporters to the original list of petitioners.
||California Consumers' Right to Choose Energy Providers Denied
Sacramento, CA – Today, K-12 schools, universities, retailers, restaurants and manufacturing and electric suppliers from across the state came together to file a petition asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to investigate lifting the existing suspension and restoring consumers’ right to exercise choice in electricity suppliers.