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Energy Choice - New York

Here are options on how to shop for your energy supply:

Shopping for Energy

You may shop on your own by contacting energy suppliers directly. For a current list of available energy suppliers, see our Web page.

Know Your Energy Usage

In order for energy suppliers to adequately plan for your supply needs, they’ll need to know how much energy you typically use at different times of the year. You’ll also need this information if you want to calculate and compare savings.

You can easily access this usage information by viewing your billing history in My Account or by submitting an online request for a free Energy Shopping Kit that includes a two-year history of your energy usage

Obtain a List of Suppliers

Find the energy suppliers that serve your market. We maintain an up-to-date list of all independent, non-regula

See How Suppliers rate

The New York State Public Service Commission publishes the ESCO Residential Complaint Rate Scorecard, which reflects residential customer complaint rates for ESCOs that serve at least 1,000 customers in New York State. The rates are based on complaints received, whether or not the ESCO was determined to be at fault or adequately resolved the consumer’s complaint.

Calculate Savings

You’ll need to know the monthly market price that PCL&P charges for your gas and electric supply, plus any applicable taxes. This combined charge is called our Price to Compare. You should compare that amount to what alternate suppliers offer.

For electricity, charges are listed in cost per kilowatt hour ($/kWh); for natural gas, they are figured in cost per hundred cubic feet ($/ccf). The difference between an alternate supplier’s price and PCL&P’s Price to Compare, in either kWh or ccf charges, will be the amount of savings per energy unit.

You can get an idea of potential savings by comparing PCL&P’s monthly Price to Compare figures with what an alternate supplier would have charged during those same months. By multiplying the price difference with your usage for each of those months, you can calculate what your savings would have been. Our New Jersey electric customers will find the Rockland Electric Price to Compare listed on their monthly full service energy bill.

Electric Supply Example:
PCL&P’s Price to Compare: $0.0828 kWh
Subtract alternate supplier’s price: -$0.0761 kWh

Equals price difference: $0.0067 kWh
Multiply electric usage for month: x562 kWh

Equals estimated savings for month: $3.77
(To determine savings on gas supply costs, use the same formula, but substitute kWh with ccf charges and usage.)

Consider the Environment

Some alternate suppliers now offer to sell electricity produced by environmentally friendly methods, such as wind, solar or hydropower generation. This option may cost more than energy from traditional power sources. While shopping for an alternate supplier, you should ask about their green power programs.

Ask the Right Questions

As you shop by phone or online, don’t hesitate to ask questions and make sure you’re comfortable with how they’re answered. As a consumer, you’re entitled to all the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you.

Here are some questions you may want to ask a supplier:

Prices
  • Is the price fixed or variable?
  • If it’s fixed, is it guaranteed?
  • Does the price include taxes? For comparison, PCL&P Price to Compare includes estimated taxes. Rockland Electric’s Price to Compare also includes estimated taxes.
Terms and Conditions
  • What are the terms and conditions of the agreement?
  • Will these be provided in writing?
  • How long is the agreement?
  • Are there penalties for breaking the agreement?
  • Is a deposit required? Under the New York Energy Consumer Protection Act of 2002, energy suppliers in New York are barred from requiring security deposits unless a consumer has a history of delinquent payments.
  • Can I change price options later on?
  • Is there automatic renewal on the agreement?
  • Are there additional fees not included in the price quote? Your supplier will be penalized by PCL&P for any supply shortage, so be sure your agreement does not make you ultimately responsible for payment of those penalty fees.
Customer Service
  • What are the office hours?
  • What is the complaint-handling process?
  • Are there toll-free numbers?
Energy Options
  • Are environmentally friendly generation sources such as solar, wind, or hydro power available?
Make Your Decision

If you decide to buy your electricity or natural gas from a supplier other than PCL&P, the supplier you select will ask for your PCL&P account number. Please understand that by providing your account number to the supplier you are authorizing PCL&P to switch you to the supplier of your choice.

Whether you switch to an alternate supplier or stay with PCL&P:

  • PCL&P will continue to always deliver your electricity and natural gas through our pipes and wires.
  • We will continue to always be responsible for responding to power outage and gas emergency calls.
  • We will still be responsible for maintaining the safety and reliability of our system.
  • In virtually all cases, we will continue to do the billing.
  • We will continue to read your meter and provide customer services.
What happens next?

After you give your 10-digit PCL&P account number to the supplier of your choice, the supplier will work with PCL&P to coordinate your energy needs.

You’ll soon get a letter from PCL&P confirming that you’re being switched to a new gas or electric supplier and advising what date you will commence service from the supplier.

The letter also will let you know that you have five days to contact PCL&P if you want to cancel your switch to a different supplier — in case you’ve changed you mind. PCL&P charges no fees to switch suppliers.

List of Energy Suppliers

These independent energy suppliers have met the eligibility requirements established by the New York State Public Service Commission and indicated their intention to serve our NY customers. They don’t work for O&R and are not representatives of PCL&P.

If you receive phone calls or visits to your home or business from representatives of these suppliers, remember to exercise your smart shopping sense:

 

  • There’s no need to show your PCL&P bill or reveal your account number to a supplier unless you decide to enroll with that supplier.
  • Remember: It’s your energy, your choice. You’re under no obligation to switch or choose an alternate supplier. There are no deadlines for choosing.

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Energy SupplierContact InformationEnergy TypeCustomer Group
Abest Power & Gas888-98-POWER
customerservice@abestpower.com
Electric

Agera Energy LLC844-MY-AGERA (844-692-4372)
customercare@ageraenergy.com
Electric
Gas


Agway Energy Services888-98AGWAYElectric
Gas

Alpha Gas and Electric888-636-3749Electric
Gas


Ambit Energy877-282-6248
customerservice@ambitenergy.com
Electric
Gas

American Power and Gas800-205-7491
info@americanpowerandgas.com
Electric
Gas

AP Gas & Electric866-855-4448
csny@apge.com
Electric

Astral Energy 888-850-1872Electric

Atlantic Energy800-917-9133
info@atlanticenergyco.com
Electric
Gas


Atlantic Power & Gas888-489-8899
info@atlanticpowerandgas.com
Electric

BluCo Energy877-662-5826Electric
Gas


BlueRock Energy 866-815-2343
info@bluerockenergy.com
Electric
Gas


Bounce Energy855-534-3884
customercare@bounceenergy.com
Electric
Brown's Energy Services LLC855-276-9673
brownsfuel@si.rr.com
Electricity

Brown's Fuel Service LLC855-276-9673
brownsfuel@si.rr.com
Gas

CenStar Energy Corporation877-529-6701
censtarenergy56@gmail.com
Electric
Gas

Champion Energy Services888-653-1067
info@championenergyservices.com
Electric
Gas


Chief Energy877-918-2443
info@chiefenergy.com
Electric
Gas


Citizens Choice Energy 1-866-223-8882Electric

Clearview Energy 1-888-257-8439
customerservice@clearviewelectric.net
Electric
Gas

Columbia Utilities718-851-6655

877-7columbia
customerservice@columbiautilities.com
Electric
Gas


Con Edison Solutions 888-320-8991Electric

Constellation Energy Power Choice877-997-9995Electric
Constellation NewEnergy 866-237-7693Electric
Direct Energy Business, LLC 888-925-9115Electric
Gas

East Coast Power and Gas516-442-0155
info@ecpowerandgas.com
Electric
Gas


Eligo Energy888-744-8125Electric

Energy Discounters800-370-1449Gas
Energy Plus Holdings LLC877-320-0356
NYSupport@EnergyPlusCompany.com
Electric
Energy Plus Natural Gas LLC877-320-0356
NYSupport@EnergyPlusCompany.com
Gas
Entrust Energy888-521-5861
contactus@entrustenergy.com
Electric

Ethical Electric (d/b/a Clean Energy Option) 888-444-9452
support@ethicalelectric.com
Electric
Family Energy888-472-1085 ext. 803 Electric
Gas


Galaxy Energy855-666-1566
aesses@galaxyenergyus.com
Electric

Gasmark (UGI Energy Services, Inc.)800-427-8545Gas
Gateway Energy Services Corporation800-313-8333Electric
Gas


Global Energy Marketing718-536-3000
esweeney@globalp.com
Gas
Great Eastern Energy 888-651-4121
inquiry@greateasternenergy.com
Electric
Gas


Greenlight Energy888-453-4427Electric
Gas

Green Mountain Energy 877-216-GMEC
NYCustomerCare@greenmountain.com
Electric
HIKO Energy888-264-4908Electric
Gas


Hudson Energy Services, LLC877-483-7669 Electric
Gas


IDT Energy 877-887-6866Electric
Gas


Integrys Energy Services of New York 800-594-4349Electric
Intelligent Energy800-724-1880Gas

Just Energy 866-587-8674
cseast@justenergy.com
Electric
Gas

Josco877-955-6726
customerservice@joscoenergy.com
Electric
Gas


Kiwi Energy NY877-208-7636
info@kiwienergy.us
Gas

Kona Energy 855-566-2669
info@konaenergy.com
Electric
Liberty Power Corp.866-769-3799Electric
Major Energy888-625-6760Electric
Gas


Marathon Energy1-888-779-7255Electric
Gas


M&R Energy Resources 866-610-7283Gas

NextEra Energy Services 866-450-4392 - Commercial Sales
800-882-1276 - Customer Service
custserv@nexteraenergyservices.com
Electric
New York Gas & Electric888-947-7899
customerservice@NYGandE.com
Electric
Gas


New York Natural Gas866-467-8699
customerservice@newyorknatgas.com
Gas

Noble Americas Energy Solutions (Sempra Energy Solutions) 877-273-6772
customerservice@noblesolutions.com
Electric
Nordic Energy Services, LLC877-808-1022
customerservice@nordicenergy-us.com
Electric

North American Power 888-313-9086
info@napower.com
Electric
Gas


North Energy LLC718-435-9100Gas

Perigee Energy866-878-3492
service@perigeeenergy.com
Electric
Gas

Plymouth Rock Energy LLC855-327-6937Electric
Gas


Public Power LLC888-354-4415
service@ppandu.com
Electric
Gas


Robison Energy LLC866-947-9148 (option 4 for Sales department) Electric
Gas


Sperian888-682-8082
info@sperianenergy.com
Electric

Starion Energy NY800-600-3040
info@starionenergy.com
Electric
Supreme Energy Inc. (NATGASCO)800-840-4427Gas

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA866-999-8374Electric
Think Energy
888-923-3633
questions@mythinkenergy.com
Electric
Utility Expense Reduction888-385-9044
info@uerus.com
Electric
Gas


Viridian Energy 866-663-2508
sales@viridian.com
Electric
Gas


Xoom Energy customercare@xoomenergy.com
1-888-997-8979
Electric
Gas


= Residential/Religious = Small Commercial = Large Commercial and Industrial = Green Power energy supplier

Price to Compare

PCL&P’s Price to Compare is the monthly variable Market Electric Supply Charge with estimated taxes included. These prices may provide a more accurate comparison with prices charged by independent energy suppliers.