Metropolitan Edison Company (“Met-Ed”), Pennsylvania Electric Company (“Penelec”), Pennsylvania Power Company (“Penn Power”) and West Penn Power Company (“West Penn Power”) (each of which may be referred to as a “Company”, and/or in combinations as “Companies”) are seeking to procure full Default Supply requirements generation service for their Default Service Customers for the period starting June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017 (DSP-III).

Winning bidders will assume all responsibilities of a Load Serving Entity ("LSE"). For Met-Ed, Penelec and Penn Power, Suppliers will provide Default Supply under the Supplier Master Agreement(s) (“SMA”), which includes all energy, capacity, ancillary services, transmission (including Network Integration Transmission Service (“NITS”), and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (“AEPS Act” or “AEPS”) Alternative Energy Credits needed to meet the non-solar requirements of the Companies’ Default Service Load as more specifically described in the SMAs. The Solar AEPS requirements will be provided by the Companies.

For West Penn Power, Default Supply includes all charges and requirements identified above except for the AEPS requirements.  Suppliers in West Penn Power are responsible for all solar and non-solar Alternative Energy Credits.  However, West Penn Power will allocate to Default Service Suppliers on an annual basis and an AEC per tranche basis, a portion of the 1,000 solar and 75,000 Tier I AECs received by West Penn Power and their current long term contracts.

The following responsibilities are excluded for DS Suppliers of all the Companies:   Regional Transmission Expansion Plan charges (“RTEPs”), PJM Expansion Cost Recovery charges(“ECRC”), PJM charges associated with reliability must run (“RMR”) unit declarations and deactivation of plants for which charges are set after the Commission approval of DSP-III (July 24, 2014), historical out of market tie line, generation and retail customer meter adjustments, and unaccounted for energy (“UFE”) will be collected by the Companies directly from shopping and non-shopping customers through competitively neutral non-by-passable charges as applicable.  

Default Service products supplied for residential and commercial customers are referred to as “fixed price products” and will be procured in the "Residential/Commercial (Fixed Price) Auctions".

Default Service products supplied for industrial customers are referred to as “hourly priced products” and will be procured in the "Industrial (Hourly Priced) Auctions".

The fixed price and hourly priced auctions will be conducted simultaneously.

As Independent Evaluator, CRA International will again manage each auction process. A simultaneous, multiple-round, descending-price clock auction format will be used.

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