PUC Seeks Comments on Proposed Settlement with Vista Energy Marketing LP Concerning Company's Sales and Marketing Practices



April 11, 2019


HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued for comment a settlement agreement with Vista Energy Marketing LP (Vista Energy) following an investigation into the company's 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 Energy 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 are contained in the Commission's Order.

I&E initiated an informal investigation of Vista Energy based on a referral from the PUC's Bureau of Consumer Services (BCS), which had received five informal complaints from residential customers against Vista Energy alleging improper enrollments without proper customer authorization - otherwise known as "slamming" -- and one informal complaint alleging that the company engaged in door-to-door sales in a community with "No Solicitation" signs clearly posted. 

As part of the proposed settlement, the company agreed to:

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Docket No.:  M-2019-2633094

 

Contact:

David Hixson

Deputy Press Secretary

717-772-2766

dhixson@pa.gov



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