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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Direct Energy
Current Parent CompanyNRG Energy
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Penalty: $1,500,000
Year: 2019
Date: May 1, 2019
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority fined third-party electric supplier Direct Energy $1.5 million for violating Connecticut statues by employing misleading sales and marketing practices.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Connecticut
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: energy generation
Source of Data: Attorney General Tong, Consumer Counsel Katz Applaud Final Decision That Imposes $1.5m Fine, Penalties on Direct Energy Electric Supplier, Targeted News Service, May 1, 2019 (via Nexis).
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.