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About Deregulation

Just as you have the choice to select your cell phone service provider or your car insurance company, you also have the choice to select an energy services company.

Energy deregulation has enabled consumers to purchase their energy supply from an Energy Services Company (ESCO) of their choice. Since deregulation, the utility company is no longer the only option for energy supply.

Deregulation has increased competition among energy suppliers and bolstered a free market arena for customers. It has also produced new energy innovations, products and services that customers are able to shop for and purchase.


New York

Natural Gas & Electric Choice Programs

In 1996, the New York State Public Service Commission approved plans to allow customers the option to buy their natural gas and electric supply from companies other than their local utility company. Since then, hundreds of thousands of commercial, industrial, and residential customers have chosen to purchase their energy from an Energy Service Company (ESCO), rather than their utility.

As of 2008, in New York State, more than 600,000 natural gas customers and over 1.1 million electric customers switched to an ESCO. There are also more than 1.1 million customers in New York State that have switched to an ESCO for their electricity supply.

Today, we provide energy supply to customers served by the following utilities in the State of New York:

  • Central Hudson
  • Con Edison
  • Keyspan LI
  • Keyspan NY
  • National Fuel
  • National Grid
  • New York State Gas and Electric
  • Orange and Rockland
  • Rochester Gas and Electric