Case Number: 13-0665

  • 01/15/2014
    Service - Order

    Copy of Final Order served electronically to parties.
  • 01/14/2014
    Order Entered - Final

    Final Order entered.
  • 01/09/2014
    Filing - Response

    Response to Administrative Law Judge's Ruling, filed by Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - January 8, 2014)
  • 01/09/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given that this matter comes before the Administrative Law Judge (the “ALJ”) upon motion for confidential treatment of certain documents that were submitted by the Applicant on January 3, 2014, in response to an ALJ ruling which requested certain information. This motion is hereby granted. In so ruling, the ALJ notes that it is the general custom and practice at the Illinois Commerce Commission for documents to remain confidential for only two years and the Applicant has requested confidential treatment until July 31, 2018. However, the ALJ has examined the documents at issue and notes that this date coincides with the expiration of these documents. The ALJ concludes that the Applicant has met its burden to provide evidence establishing that a period of time longer than two years is warranted in the instant proceeding. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 01/03/2014
    Filing - Response

    Verified Response of Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC to Notice of Administrative Law Judge's Ruling filed by Holland & Knight LLP. (electronic)
  • 01/03/2014
    Filing - Motion

    Motion for Confidential Treatment filed by Holland & Knight LLP. (electronic)
  • 12/19/2013
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice is hereby given by the Administrative Law Judge that the Applicant has until close of business on Thursday, January 3, 2014 to provide information that is additional to what was provided in or attached to its petition. (The Applicant may also file a motion by that time and date seeking leave to withdraw its application for certification without prejudice). The contact person at the Illinois Commerce Commission is Phil Hardas, phardas@icc.illinois.gov.
    General Provisions:
    [551.30(c)] (83 Ill. Adm. Code 551.30(c). The applicant shall identify the geographic area or geographic areas in which the applicant seeks to be authorized to offer service and the types of services it intends to offer. The Applicant must clarify the statement in paragraph (9) of its application: “Verde IL is requesting an alternative natural gas supplier license to serve all customer classes in the State of Illinois.” The Applicant’s statement indicates that it plans to serve customers which include Ameren’s residential customers. However, Ameren is currently limited to allow Alternative Gas Suppliers to service only small commercial customers. Applicant should amend this statement to reflect this information. Such amendment should state the following: “ to serve residential, commercial, and industrial customers that Verde IL is allowed to serve in Illinois”
    [551.90(b)] An applicant shall be deemed to possess sufficient technical capabilities to serve customers identified if it has individuals on its staff with demonstrated four years of natural gas sales experience and two years of experience working with the rules and practices established by the North American Energy Standards Board or its successor.
    The Applicant must provide a copy of all the contracts/agreements, which it uses to meet the technical requirements stated above, between Verde IL, Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., Enhanced Energy Services of America, and EC Infosystems. Further, the Applicant does not state whether it has individuals with two years of experience working with the rules and practices established by the North American Energy Standards Board or its successor. The Applicant must clearly demonstrate facts establishing that the individuals used to meet this requirement have the experience required.
    [551.100] An applicant shall be deemed to possess sufficient managerial capabilities to serve customers if it has two or more individuals in management positions with four or more years of demonstrated experience in a management position with enterprise financial and administration responsibilities including profit and loss responsibilities, and four years of natural gas sales experience, and provides the information required in subsections (a) and (b).
    The Applicant does not state whether it has two or more individuals in management positions with four or more years of demonstrated experience in a management position with enterprise financial and administration responsibilities including profit and loss responsibilities. The Applicant must clearly state facts establishing that the individuals used to meet this requirement have the experience required, as stated above. Consumer Issues
    [551.100(b)] The applicant shall include in its application an exhibit containing a corporate organizational chart and indicate the position of the persons indicated in subsection (a).
    The Applicant did not provide an organizational chart. In order for the Applicant to comply with this law, it must provide a chart listing employees within the Applicant’s corporation and any other individuals that the Applicant intends to use to meet the relevant technical and managerial requirements set forth in Code Parts 551.90 and 551.100.
    The Applicant shall state whether it has had any formal (litigated) complaints filed against it or against any of its affiliates within the last ten years, in any jurisdiction, including, but not limited to Illinois, alleging fraud, misleading marketing, or similar types of causes of action.
    For each, it shall provide the following:
    The name of the responding company involved (and the affiliate relationship to the applicant, if it is an affiliate)
    The state or federal jurisdiction or regulator agency hearing the complaint;
    The date of the complaint and its docket or case number;
    The nature of the complaint; the current status of the final resolution;
    The applicant’s (or the applicable affiliate’s) internal process to limit consumer complaints;
    The final resolution date.
    Financial Qualifications:
    [551.80(f)] The applicant maintains a line of credit or revolving credit agreement. The line of credit or revolving credit agreement must be from a financial institution with a long-term obligation rating of A- or higher from Standard & Poor's or its successor, A3 or higher from Moody's Investors Service or its successor, or A- or higher from Fitch Ratings or its successor.
    The Applicant failed to provide a line of credit or revolving credit agreement from a financial institution with a long-term obligation rating of A- or higher from Standard & Poor's or its successor, A3 or higher from Moody's Investors Service or its successor, or A- or higher from Fitch Ratings or its successor. The applicant’s information does not meet any of the other requirements under Section 551.80. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 12/16/2013
    Filing - Appearance

    Entry of Appearance on behalf of Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC, filed by Holland & Knight, LLP. (mailed by USPS - December 12, 2013)
  • 12/16/2013
    Filing - Proof of Publication

    Proof of Publication, filed by Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC. (mailed by USPS - December 12, 2013)
  • 12/05/2013
    Filing - Motion

    Motion for Confidential Treatment, filed by Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - December 2, 2013)
  • 12/05/2013
    Filing - Petition/Application

    Application for Certificate of Service Authority, filed by Verde Energy USA Illinois, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - December 2, 2013)