What is the NYSPSC?
The New York State Public Service Commission certifies electric and natural gas suppliers to ensure they have met requirements for doing business in New York and hosts New York Power to Choose, a tool that consumers can use to compare energy options.
Take a look as your last energy bills and you’ll see it’s made up of two main parts: distribution or delivery charges, and supply charges. The distribution of your energy, be it electricity through power lines or natural gas via pipelines, is a service provided by your local utility company. While you don’t have much control over that part of your bill, you do have control over the supply section. This is usually shown as the price per kilowatt-hour for electricity or mcf or ccf for natural gas. There are several energy services companies (ESCOs) that compete for your business, ensuring you have competitive options for your energy.
All consumers in New York, from large industrial plants to residential households, have the ability to shop around for their electricity or natural gas supply. More than 1.5 million households and almost 500,000 businesses in New York have taken advantage of energy choice by shopping for their electricity or natural gas supply.
You can do it by entering your ZIP above.