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New York State Electric and Gas

Electric and natural gas utility in New York

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About New York State Electric and Gas

New York State Electric & Gas, also known as NYSEG, is one of the top utility services in upstate New York. A subsidiary of AVANGRID, NYSEG delivers power to more than 40% of the upstate community, with about 3.13 million electricity and natural gas customers combined. The NYSEG service area includes Binghamton, Liberty, Ithaca, Lancaster, and Plattsburgh.

In most parts of New York, natural gas is regulated, but electricity is not. This means New Yorkers, both residents and businesses, have the power to choose who supplies their electricity. NYSEG delivers the electricity in its service area regardless of whether you purchase from an alternate energy service company (ESCO). However, signing up with an ESCO may allow you to find a lower rate. Enter your ZIP code to shop ESCO electricity rates in the New York State Electric and Gas area.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 12/22/2020 for utility NYSEG. Rates may have changed since this date. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code on our natural gas page.

Understanding deregulation in New York

In the state of New York, consumers have access to deregulated electricity. This means you can either purchase energy plans from independent energy suppliers in NY or from your local utility. These ESCOs work hard to earn your business by offering affordable NY energy rates and a diverse selection of plans. You can quickly find the cheapest ESCOs in NY using the Choose Energy marketplace. And to better understand electric options, our guides have the answers to common questions: 

Difference between a utility company and an energy provider

A utility company can sell energy to customers, deliver electricity to NY homes and businesses, and maintain the infrastructure for deployment. When there’s a power outage, you’ll need to contact your utility, not your NY energy supplier, to restore service. In regulated areas, you don’t have your choice of a provider and instead use your utility for all aspects of service. 

Meanwhile, New York has deregulated electricity. This means along with your utility, you can choose from a pool of NY electric suppliers for service. If you’re searching for the best NYSEG or ESCO rates, shopping around can help you find the best deal with the right plan for you.

Providers available in the New York State Electric and Gas service area

If you’re looking to compare ESCO rates, there are several options available to you. Along with your utility, you can compare plans and pricing from providers like Clearview Energy

When comparing options in NY, allow Choose Energy to help. We’re a free-to-use online marketplace that can help you find the best ESCO rates in New York. If you have special energy preferences, such as sourcing electricity from renewable resources like solar energy, or you want a commercial option, you can use our filtering tools to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Enter your ZIP code on this page to discover how easy it is to use our marketplace.

Contact New York State Electric and Gas

NYSEG handles power outages and emergencies in the area, as well as customer service and billing questions for its customers. If you purchase energy from an independent supplier, you will need to contact your ESCO for billing and plan questions. You should still contact NYSEG for power outages.

  • For bill pay or to manage your NYSEG account, log in here.
  • For power outages, contact NYSEG at 800-572-1131 or use the company’s online portal.