Energy.Com and Columbia Gas of Ohio have teamed up to enableColumbia Gas customers to switch suppliers online from theEnergy.com web site as part of the utility’s customer choiceprogram. It marks Energy.com’s entrance into active deregulationenrollment services, the company said.
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KN Energy began its Choice Gas program in Nebraska for1999-2000, which will enable nearly all of its service territorycustomers to choose their gas supplier. Last year more than 68% ofeligible Nebraskans selected their supplier under the program.”Choice Gas in Nebraska was very successful in its first year andshould be even better this year,” said Dan Watson, KN distributionoperations general manager.
In a move FERC said will “create a more integrated and efficientinterstate pipeline grid,” the Commission adopted standards thisweek that will expand from one to three the number of intra-daynomination opportunities for shippers on all interstate pipelines.The intra-day nomination schedule was proposed by the Gas IndustryStandard’s Board in March, by FERC in a notice of proposedrulemaking in April and this week was made part of the Commission’sregulations with required pipeline implementation by Nov. 2.