Case Number: 12-0400

  • 08/01/2012
    Service - Order

    Copy of Final Order served electronically to parties.
  • 07/31/2012
    Order Entered - Final

    Final Order entered.
  • 07/25/2012
    Filing - Response

    Supplemental Verified Response to Administrative Law Judge's Ruling, filed. (mailed by FedEx - July 24, 2012)
  • 07/24/2012
    Filing - Response

    Response to Administrative Law Judge's Ruling filed by Trademark Merchant Energy. (mailed by FedEx - July 23, 2012)
  • 07/12/2012
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given that the Administrative Law Judge has completed a preliminary review of the application filed by Trademark Merchant Energy, LLC (“Applicant”) in Docket No. 12-0400, and hereby rules that a verified response, containing the information and clarifications described below, shall be filed with the Commission. If filed electronically via the Commission's e-docket system, this verified response shall be filed with the Chief Clerk of the Commission on or before July 20, 2012. If the filing is made with the Chief Clerk by non-electronic means, then July 20, 2012 is a mailing date. Applicant shall also serve a copy of its response on the Administrative Law Judge (syoder@icc.illinois.gov) of the Commission. For purposes of doing so, July 20, 2012 is a receipt or “in hand” date, not later than 5:00 P.M., by electronic mail, Fax (217-524-8928) or otherwise. Financial Licensing Requirements - Section 451.320(a)(3) requires Applicant to demonstrate and certify that it is a member of one or more RTOs and purchases 100% of its physical electric energy from the RTOs for delivery to the service territories of the utilities for which Applicant is seeking a certificate. In paragraph 22, Applicant states that it will use PJM and MISO to supply 100% of its physical electric energy in Illinois. Attachment D to the application demonstrates that Applicant is a member of PJM. Although Applicant does not demonstrate membership within MISO, Applicant appears to indicate that it anticipates gaining membership when it obtains it first customer in MISO. Applicant therefore only meets the financial qualifications in Section 451.320(a)(3) for ComEd’s service territory. Unless and until Applicant demonstrates that it is a member of MISO, it can not offer service as an alternative retail electric supplier (“ARES”) in the territories of Ameren Illinois Company ("AIC"), MidAmerican Energy Company ("MEC"), or Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company (“Mt. Carmel”). In light of this shortcoming, Applicant has two options: (1) withdraw that portion of its request seeking to serve customers in the MISO delivery area, or (2) consider delaying its entry into MISO’s delivery area and obtain a conditional certificate. In order to receive a conditional ARES certificate, Applicant must submit an affidavit from a corporate officer stating that (1) Applicant will not serve customers in the MISO delivery area until it becomes a member of MISO, (2) Applicant intends to provide ARES services in the MISO delivery area at a later time, (3) Applicant agrees to submit proof of its MISO membership in a filing in this docket with the Chief Clerk and those on the service list no less than 15 days before delivering power in the service territories of AIC, MEC, or Mt. Carmel, and (4) Applicant agrees to meet any additional notification requirement that the Commission may establish in this proceeding. Technical Licensing Requirements -
    Per Section 451.330, an applicant shall be deemed to possess sufficient technical capabilities to serve retail customers identified in this Subpart if it has at least one individual on its staff with: • at least four years experience buying and selling power and energy in wholesale markets, and
    • one of the following:
    a) one year of scheduling experience working for an entity that is either a member of PJM or a market participant in the Midwest ISO; b) has a system operator certificate from NERC; or c) has earned Certified Energy Procurement Professional status by the Association of Energy Engineers or equivalent certification. The information that Applicant included in Attachment E does not include enough details on the technical experience of the individuals listed. Applicant is directed to provide the following information: 1) For each individual, Applicant should list each company/business, which employed the individual, and identify the duration of employment by “month/year” to “month/year.” 2) For each individual Applicant should identify the individual’s specific job duties at each company/business that employed. Managerial Licensing Requirements -
    Per Section 451.340, an applicant shall be deemed to possess sufficient managerial capabilities to serve retail customers identified in this Subpart if, in management positions, it has: a) Three or more individuals with four or more years experience with enterprise financial and administration responsibilities including profit and loss responsibilities, b) Three or more individuals with four years experience buying and selling power and energy in wholesale markets, and
    c) Three or more individuals with four years electric system operational experience
    The information that Applicant included in Attachment F does not include enough details on the technical experience of the individuals listed. Applicant is directed to provide the following information: 1) For each individual, Applicant should list each company/business, which employed the individual, and identify the duration of employment by “month/year” to “month/year.” 2) For each individual Applicant should identify the individual’s specific job duties at each company/business that employed them. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 06/27/2012
    Filing - Appearance

    Additional Appearance of Trademark Merchant Energy, LLC, filed. (mailed by Federal Express - June 26, 2012)
  • 06/26/2012
    Filing - Proof of Publication

    Proof of Publication, filed by Trademark Merchant Energy, LLC. (mailed by Federal Express - June 25, 2012)
  • 06/22/2012
    Filing - Petition/Application

    Application filed by Trademark Merchant Energy, LLC. (mailed by FedEx - June 21, 2012)