How to Choose Your Energy Supplier
A Word About Prices
Energy is a commodity that is bought and sold, so prices can fluctuate. To find out about an individual energy service company’s prices, please check their website or give them a call.
Tips for Choosing an Energy Service Company1. Know How Much Energy You Use
In order for energy suppliers to plan for your supply needs, they’ll need to know how much energy you use during the year. You can find this out by checking your billing history in My Account.
2. Obtain a List of Suppliers
Find the energy suppliers that serve your area.
3. See How Suppliers Rate
The New York State Public Service Commission offers tips about the competitive energy marketplace.
4. Consider the Environment
Ask if the company supplies green power. Some alternate suppliers sell environmentally friendly energy from wind, solar, or hydropower plants. This option may cost more than energy from traditional power sources.
The New York State Public Service Commission offers a quarterly scorecard that compares energy service companies based on customer complaints.
Check the scorecard and find more information on how to choose an energy service company at www.dps.ny.gov.