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Maine EBT Standards Document

transactions.

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Negotiate and execute a service agreement with a T&D Utility prior to electronically enrolling customers.  The service agreement specifies utility specific systems, operations and billing practices.

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Finally, carry out and complete the pre-production testing of the translation software, application interfaces and data exchange according to the Maine EBT Implementation Guidelines.

Glossary of Terms used in this Document:

Account:  The delivery point for a customer, usually premise specific, and can include multiple meters and/or services.

Aggregator:  An entity that gathers individual customers together for the purpose of purchasing electricity, provided such entity is not engaged in the purchase or resale of electricity directly with a CEP, and provided further that such customers contract for electricity directly with a CES.

Applicant of CES:  Any person working with a CEP to negotiate electricity supply and not yet receiving supply from a CES.

Applicant of T&D:  (per MPUC Chapter 810 and 860) Any person who applies for utility service and who is not a customer of the utility.

Broker:  An entity that acts as an agent or intermediary in the sale and purchase of electricity, but does not take title to electricity, provided such entity is not engaged in the purchase or resale of electricity directly with a CEP, and provided further that such customers contract for electricity directly with a CES.

Customer:  (per MPUC Chapter 810 and 860) Any person who has applied for, been accepted and is either receiving utility service or has agreed to be billed for utility service.  This term also includes a person who was a customer of the same utility within the past thirty (30) days and who requests service at the same or a different location.

Customer of Record:  The person owning or occupying the premise.

Competitive Electricity Provider (CEP):  (per Maine Statute) Entities working with customers to offer competitive electricity service, means a marketer, broker, aggregator or any other entity selling electricity to the public at retail.

Competitive Electricity Supplier (CES): Competitive Electricity Providers registered in Maine, that maintain a Load Asset identification number for settlement with ISO New England. In general, these are providers who are not aggregators or brokers who are selling electricity directly to customers.

Enroll:  The process of signing a customer up for competitive electricity supply.  A customer is considered enrolled when a successful enrollment transaction is returned by the T&D.  The assignment of the customer’s usage to the new CES occurs no later than the customer’s next scheduled meter read date.  

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