Case Number: 13-0137

  • 05/02/2013
    Service - Order

    Copy of Final Order served electronically to parties.
  • 05/01/2013
    Order Entered - Final

    Final Order entered.
  • 04/18/2013
    Filing - Petition/Application-Amended

    Amended Application - Additional Information, filed by FTR Energy Services LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - April 17, 2013)
  • 04/18/2013
    Filing - Response

    Response to Administrative Law Judge's Ruling, filed by FTR Energy Services LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - April 17, 2013)
  • 04/17/2013
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given that the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") has completed a review of the Response to ALJ's Ruling filed by FTR Energy Services, LLC (“Applicant”) on April 8, 2013 in Docket No. 13-0137, and hereby rules that Applicant file a response to the below with the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission ("Commission") on or before 12:00 P.M. on April 18, 2013. The response to this ruling shall be verified and must be actually received by the date indicated, regardless of whether the response is filed with the Chief Clerk electronically or as hardcopy. Applicant shall also electronically serve a Word version of its response on the Administrative Law Judge (jvonqual@icc.illinois.gov) by the date indicated. 1. Applicant shall indicate whether it will object to an order denying confidential treatment for: a. Amended Attachment A1, Formal Customer Complaints for Public Power and Viridian Energy; b. Amended Attachment A2, Litigation for Public Power and Viridian Energy; c. Amended Attachment A6, Informal Customer Complaints for Viridian Energy PA, LLC;
    d. Amended Attachment A8, Informal Customer Complaints for Public Power, LLC;
    e. Amended Attachment A9, Actions Before a Regulatory Agency. 2. Applicant shall indicate whether it will object to an order allowing confidential treatment for only the number of customers in Amended Attachment A3, Amended Attachment A4, and Amended Attachment A5, and Amended Attachment A7.
    3. If Applicant answers 1 and 2 above in the affirmative, it shall file with its response revised versions of Attachments A1, A2, A6, A8 and A9, which are completely public and revised versions of A3, A4, A5, and A7, with only the number of customers redacted. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 04/08/2013
    Filing - Response

    Response to Administrative Law Judge's Ruling, filed by FTR Energy Servcies LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - April 5, 2013)
  • 04/01/2013
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given that the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") has completed a preliminary review of the Amended Application for an alternative electric supplier ("ARES") certificate filed by FTR Energy Services, LLC (“Applicant”) filed on March 18, 2013 in Docket No. 13-0137, and hereby rules that the information described below shall be filed with the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission ("Commission") on or before April 8, 2013. The response to this ruling shall be verified and must be actually received by the date indicated, regardless of whether the response is filed with the Chief Clerk electronically or as hardcopy. Applicant shall also electronically serve a Word version of its response on the Administrative Law Judge (jvonqual@icc.illinois.gov) by the date indicated. 1. Applicant shall identify the management personnel and ownership stakes of each entity listed in the Corporate Organizational Chart, which is provided as Attachment B to the Amended Application. 2. Applicant shall identify any changes in management for each entity (in regards to corporate officers or directors or policies) that occurred in the fall of 2012 when Regional Energy Holdings, Inc. ("REH") and Public Power LLC ("Public Power" combined to form Crius Energy LLC ("Crius"), as described in paragraph two of the Amended Application. 3. Applicant states it markets through strategic business relationships with leading telecommunications companies, primarily through inbound calls made by existing customers to employees of the telecommunications companies who are trained to sell energy. (¶ 14) a. Are the employees (or representatives) of the telecommunications companies the only marketers used by Applicant? (Provide details if a representative but not employee of a telecommunications company is used for marketing.) b. If not describe the other marketers and how or when they are used, and the market techniques they may use. c. Are the employees of the telecommunications carriers limited to marketing through inbound calls as described in paragraph 14? d. Describe any other marketing methods the telecommunication employees may use. c. Describe in detail the process used to enroll customers. d. Has Applicant adopted any policies to address the possibility of informal slamming complaints in Illinois? e. If any policies were adopted, identify the policies and explain the purpose or rationale for the policies.
    f. Explain why the Commission should not be concerned about future slamming complaints. 4. Will Applicant use any door-to-door marketing or outbound telemarketing? If yes, describe Applicant's third party verification procedures. 5 If applicable, Applicant shall provide a narrative identifying any trends in formal complaints and any changes in Applicant's marketing or customer service methods.
    6. Applicant shall provide a narrative discussing any changes Applicant or its affiliate has made to its marketing and/or customer service methods to address the complaints in Illinois
    7. Applicant shall indicate how the litigation described in Amended Attachment A2 is directly related to providing electric or gas services. 8. Applicant shall explain how public disclosure of the information provided in Attachment A of the Amended Application contains proprietary and or commercial and financial information that is protected under Section 4-404 of the Illinois Public Utilities Act or Section 7(g) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 03/18/2013
    Filing - Response

    Response to Administrative Law Judge's Ruling, filed by FTR Energy Services, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - March 16, 2013)
  • 03/18/2013
    Filing - Motion

    Motion for Protective Order to Protect Confidential and Proprietary Information of FTR Energy Services, LLC and Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, filed. (mailed by Federal Express - March 16, 2013)
  • 03/18/2013
    Filing - Petition/Application-Amended

    Amended Petition, filed by FTR Energy Services, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - March 16, 2013)
  • 03/11/2013
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given that the Administrative Law Judge has completed a preliminary review of the application for an alternative electric supplier ("ARES") certificate filed by FTR Energy, LLC (“Applicant”) in Docket No. 13-0137, and hereby rules that the information described below shall be filed with the Chief Clerk of the Illinois Commerce Commission ("Commission") on or before March 18, 2013. The response to this ruling shall be verified and must be actually received by the date indicated, regardless of whether the response is filed with the Chief Clerk electronically or as hardcopy. Applicant shall also electronically serve a Word version of its response on the Administrative Law Judge (jvonqual@icc.illinois.gov) by the date indicated. 1. The Applicant is directed to submit a clarification to Paragraph 10 of its application clarifying whether it will be procuring renewable energy resources or whether the requirement does not apply; 2. The Applicant shall provide a statement indicating whether or not it is certifying that all employees and agents will comply with all relevant parts of 83 Ill. Adm. Code 451 ("Part 451");
    3. The Applicant shall state clearly whether any of the information for which it seeks confidential treatment is available publicly. Applicant shall identify what information, if any, is publicly available; 4. The Applicant shall provide the basis for its request that Attachment A to the Application be given confidential treatment; 5. If Applicant will not be satisfied with an order for confidential treatment of the identified information for a period of two years, Applicant shall demonstrate why confidential treatment for five years is appropriate. 6. Applicant shall indicate if any formal complaints or lawsuits have been filed against it or its affiliates within three years of filing this Application. If any formal complaints have been filed, Applicant shall provide the date, jurisdiction, subject matter, and status of the complaint. (It is noted that Attachment A lists formal and informal complaints against the Applicant or its affiliates. If the foregoing requested information is provided on Attachment A, in a manner in which the formal complaints can easily be distinguished from the informal complaints, the Applicant shall so explain.)
    7. Applicant shall provide a chart listing every month that it or an affiliate had pending a formal complaint. For each entity, Applicant shall designate each month in which a formal complaint was pending, the number of formal complaints pending, and the number of customers the entity had on that month.
    8. Applicant shall provide a chart in regards to informal complaints in Illinois. For each month that there are informal complaints against Applicant or its affiliates in Illinois, the chart shall list the entity, the number of Illinois customers the entity had, the number of Illinois complaints pending against the entity and a description of the informal complaints. Applicant shall indicate if there are currently any unresolved informal complaints in Illinois. 9. Applicant shall provide a description of the resolution of each informal complaint (against it or its affiliates) in Illinois;
    10. The Applicant shall indicate whether and the extent to which its business model is the same or different from that of its affiliates, including whether different employees or contractors are providing any service, (items c – f are for Illinois affiliates only): a. marketing; b. customer service; c. solicitation of new customer contracts; d. termination of customer contracts; e. offers to customers; and
    f. include any differences not listed above. 11. Applicant shall provide a schedule showing the calculation of 10% of revenue with a reference to the applicant's certified financial statements or internal documents, as applicable, provided for the revenue input of the calculation pursuant to Section 451.320(a)(2)(C)(v).
    12. Applicant shall provide the “Supplier Agreement” (as defined in Attachment F and Item #10 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements) and any changes not currently present in the filing. 13. Applicant shall explain its business relationship with affiliates in Illinois having or applying for ARES certification. The Applicant must disclose whether it will collaborate with its affiliates when marketing new customers or conducting other ARES related functions. Applicant shall explain how the marketing strategies of it and its affiliates differ and/or are similar. In particular, Applicant shall explain how the affiliates compete for customers. 14. Applicant shall provide a verified statement from an officer of its parent, Regional Energy Holdings, Inc., attesting that the amount of credit available (in the supply agreement/base confirmation) to the Applicant will at all times remain sufficient to meet its obligation pursuant to Section 451.320. This verified statement shall remain in effect while the applicant continues to use the financial qualification in Section 451.320(a)(2). Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 03/05/2013
    Filing - Proof of Publication

    Proof of Publication, filed by FTR Energy Services, LLC. (mailed by USPS - February 27, 2013)
  • 02/19/2013
    Filing - Motion

    Motion for Protective Order to Protect Confidential and Proprietary Information of FTR Energy Services, LLC and Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, filed. (mailed by Federal Express - February 15, 2013)
  • 02/19/2013
    Filing - Petition/Application

    Application for Certificate of Service Authority, filed by FTR Energy Services, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - February 15, 2013)