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20.53.05.00.htm 20.53.05.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 53 COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY Chapter 05 Supplier-Utility Coordination, Utility-Consolidated Billing, and Supplier-Consolidated Billing Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 5-101, 7-505, 7-507, 7-511, and 7-603, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.53.05.01.htm 20.53.05.01. 01 Electric Energy Scheduling.. A. A utility and a supplier shall follow the energy scheduling procedures of the regional transmission organization designated for Maryland by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.B. Coordination of Energy Schedules.. 1) A supplier may use more than one scheduling coordinator.. 2) Unless otherwise provided by mutual agreement between a supplier and a utility, a utility shall accommodate at least ten supplier scheduling coordinators.
20.53.05.02.htm 20.53.05.02. 02 Load Assignment.. A. A utility shall report a load obligation for a supplier's customers to the regional transmission organization designated for Maryland by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as specified in the utility's tariff.B. A utility shall provide to the supplier customer usage data that will allow a supplier to bill customers in a timely manner for capacity and energy that is consistent with the load obligation assigned to the supplier by the utility.
20.53.05.03.htm 20.53.05.03. 03 Utility Consolidated Billing.. A. A supplier may elect to use utility consolidated billing.. B. A utility and a supplier shall transmit consumption, billing, and related data to each other using electronic transactions for the purpose of utility consolidated billing.C. A utility shall remit supplier revenue and billing data to a supplier by electronic transaction.. D. Suppliers using utility consolidated billing shall have access to customer billing and payment in
20.53.05.04.htm 20.53.05.04. 04 Budget Billing.. A. A utility that uses budget billing to determine a customer's bill shall perform a final budget reconciliation for the commodity portion of the bill on the switch of a customer from SOS to a supplier service.B. A utility's portion of a budget bill amount for a customer who is served by a supplier shall be based solely on the utility's regulated charges.C. For those customers who otherwise have a budget billing option, a utility shall make budget billi
20.53.05.05.htm 20.53.05.05. 05 Utility Responsibilities in the Event of Supplier Default.. A. A supplier is considered a defaulted supplier if it is unable to deliver electricity because:. 1) The Commission revokes or suspends the supplier's retail electricity license; or. 2) The supplier is unable to transact sales through the regional transmission organization designated for Maryland by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.B. A defaulted supplier using utility-consolidated billing remains obligate
20.53.05.06.htm 20.53.05.06. 06 Utility Purchased Receivables or Prorated Payments.. A. A utility providing utility consolidated billing shall either purchase the receivables of a supplier or prorate customer payments between the utility and a supplier.B. The utility has the option of choosing whether its consolidated billing agreement includes the purchase of supplier receivables or the proration of customer payments.C. If the utility chooses the option of purchasing supplier receivables, su
20.53.05.07.htm 20.53.05.07. 07 Supplier-Consolidated Billing.. A. A supplier may elect to use supplier-consolidated billing upon receiving licensing that authorizes the provision of supplier-consolidated billing.B. When an authorized supplier elects to use supplier-consolidated billing, a utility and a supplier shall transmit consumption, billing, payment, and related data to each other using electronic transactions approved by the Commission.C. A utility may not obligate a supplier to purcha
20.53.05.08.htm 20.53.05.08. 08 Supplier Changing a Customer’s Billing Method.. A. A supplier may change a customer’s billing method to or from supplier-consolidated billing in the following circumstances:1) The customer’s contract permits the supplier to impose on the customer a change in billing method;2) The customer’s contract does not specify whether the supplier may impose on the customer a change in billing method; or3) The customer’s contract permits the supplier to impose on the customer a
20.53.05.09.htm 20.53.05.09. 09 Customer on Budget Billing with Utility at Time of Switch.. A. If a customer is on budget billing at the time of transfer to supplier-consolidated billing service from utility-consolidated billing or standard offer service, the utility shall provide a customer an alternative payment plan upon request if the budget deficit is greater than $100.B. The utility shall inform the customer that the customer may be unable to switch to another supplier providing supplier-con
20.53.05.10.htm 20.53.05.10. 10 Budget Billing for Supplier-Consolidated Billing.. A. A supplier that provides supplier-consolidated billing services may offer budget billing for the customer’s regulated electric utility charges and supplier charges.B. A supplier that offers budget billing for the customer’s regulated electric utility charges shall purchase the customer’s regulated electric utility charges from the utility according to Regulation .11 of this chapter.
20.53.05.11.htm 20.53.05.11. 11 Supplier-Consolidated Billing Purchase of Receivables.. A. A supplier providing supplier-consolidated billing shall purchase the regulated receivables of the utility.B. Partial Payment Priority.. 1) The supplier shall apply a customer’s partial payment of a supplier-consolidated bill in the following order:a) Utility arrearages and supplier commodity arrearages in proportion to the relative proportion of their sum;b) Current utility charges and current supplier co
20.53.05.12.htm 20.53.05.12. 12 Nonpayment by Customer Receiving a Supplier-Consolidated Bill.. A. If a customer has not paid the supplier’s consolidated bill or otherwise has breached the supply contract:1) The supplier may return the nonpaying customer to the utility pursuant to COMAR 20.53.06.06 or COMAR 20.53.07.10; and2) The supplier shall conduct reasonable collection efforts for unpaid amounts if the supplier intends to seek repurchase of the regulated electric utility charges from the utility.
20.53.05.13.htm 20.53.05.13. 13 Reporting Requirements for Supplier-Consolidated Billing.. A. A supplier shall record customer complaints according to the following categories:. 1) Call center operations;. 2) Unauthorized charges;. 3) Enrollment;. 4) Accuracy of billing services;. 5) Contract renewal or cancellation;. 6) Deposits; and. 7) Change in customer’s billing method.. B. A supplier providing supplier-consolidated billing shall retain for a minimum of 3 years the following information in a mo
20.53.05.9999.htm 20.53.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1865) ―. Regulations .01―03, Notice of Contract Expiration or Cancellation, repealed effective June 20, 2008 (35:11 Md. R. 1043) ―Regulations .01, .02, .04, Supplier-Utility Coordination and Utility Consolidated Billing, adopted effective November 17, 2008 (35:23 Md. R. 2017)Regulation .03 adopted effective April 6, 2009 (36:7 Md. R. 526). Regulation .05 adopted effective April 6, 2009 (36:7 Md. R. 526).
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