What is the New York Public Service Commission?
The New York Public Service Commission, part of the Department of Public Service, oversees the state’s energy utilities and various Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). The agency regulates New York’s electric, natural gas, steam, water, and telecommunications industries.
Established in 1907, the New York Public Service Commission serves the nearly 20 million people who live in the state, including the areas of New York City, Rochester, Albany, and the Hudson Valley.
The New York Public Service Commission runs an online service called New York Power to Choose, which allows energy customers to view current and historic electric rates in their area.