HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued for comment a settlement agreement with Vista Energy Marketing LP (Vista) following an informal investigation into the companies’ marketing and sales practices as a licensed electric generation supplier (EGS) in Pennsylvania.
The Commission voted 5-0 to issue for comment a proposed settlement between Vista and the PUC’s independent Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement (I&E). Interested parties have 20 days to file comments on the proposed settlement. Instructions on how to file comments are contained in the Commission’s Order.
I&E initiated an informal investigation of Vista based on a referral by the Commission’s Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO), which became aware of a potential issue involving a third-party vendor used by Vista for sales and marketing activity, including door-to-door marketing. Terms of the proposed settlement include:
Vista revising its marketing practices to potential customers;
The Company ensuring that its training programs for sales representatives remain compliant with PUC regulations; and
Vista paying a civil penalty of $37,500.
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Docket No.: M-2018-2624484