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Electric utility companies in New York

A guide to New York's utility companies, municipal aggregations and electricity suppliers—average rates, service areas, contact info and your residential electricity options.

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Topics covered
  • 1.
    National Grid
  • 2.
    New York State Electric & Gas
  • 3.
    Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • 4.
    Rochester Gas & Electric
  • 5.
    Con Edison
  • 6.
    Orange & Rockland
  • 7.
    PSEG Long Island
  • 8.
    New York Municipal Power Agency
  • 9.
    Community Choice Aggregation
  • 10.
    Buying from an Energy Service Company
  • 11.
    Perch helps you find a better deal
  • 12.
    Utilities using renewable energy
  • 13.
    Support renewables through community solar

National Grid

About National Grid


National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned gas and electricity utilities in the world. Officially headquartered in London, National Grid operates in the United Kingdom and also parts of the Northeast United States, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. National Grid delivers electricity and gas to over 20 million people throughout the Northeast. In New York, their main service areas include much of the Upstate and Western regions where they provide electricity to nearly 1.6 million customers across 450 cities in New York alone.

Last updated March, 2022


National Grid contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage1-800-867-5222
Customer Service1-718-643-4050
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Contact by U.S. Mail


National Grid P.O. Box 371396

Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7396

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National Grid service territory in NY


National Grid serves roughly 450 cities throughout Upstate and Western New York.

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)

About NYSEG


New York State Electric and Gas or NYSEG is an electric and gas utility company owned by Avangrid, an energy service and delivery company that serves much of New England and New York. NYSEG's provides gas and electricity to nearly 40% of upstate New York, serving over 900,000 electricity customers. NYSEG traces its roots to a gas light company founded in the mid 1800s, though it wasn't until 1929 that the utility company started going by the name New York State Electric & Gas. Since then, it has been growing its electricity and gas services to incorporate more utility companies and expanding its service area. Today, it operates more than 35,000 miles of electricity distribution lines.

Last updated March, 2022


NYSEG contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage800-572-1131
Customer Service800-572-1111
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Contact by U.S. Mail


NYSEG, 18 Link Drive, Binghamton, NY 13904

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NYSEG service territory


NYSEG's service area covers nearly 40% of Upstate New York, serving over 900,000 electricity customers.

Central Hudson Gas & Electric (CHG&E)

About Central Hudson Gas & Electric


Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson) is an electric and gas provider that predominantly serves the Mid-Hudson River Valley area, from the suburbs of New York City to Albany. It is a subsidiary of CH Energy Group Inc. Central Hudson formed in 1925 as part of a merger that brought together over 80 gas and electric companies in New York. Today, Central Hudson provides electricity to over 300,000 New York residents and 84,000 gas customers across 2,600 miles of service territory.

Last updated March, 2022


CHG&E contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage1-845-452-2700
Customer Service1-845-452-2700
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Contact by U.S. Mail


Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
284 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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CHG&E service territory


Central Hudson's service area covers over 2,600 miles, providing electricity to more than 300,000 customers.

Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E)

About RG&E


Rochester Gas & Electric is a gas and electricity company that is a subsidiary of Avangrid. RG&E provides electricity to 385,925 customers in nine counties, mainly around Rochester, New York. They also provide gas to 319,737 customers in this area. Like New York State Gas and Electric, Rochester Gas & Electric can trace its roots back to the mid 1800s. It wasn't until 1919 that RG&E was consolidated under its current name. Today, RG&E draws electricity from a variety of sources, and 50% of its power output comes from nuclear.

Last updated March, 2022


RG&E contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage800-743-1701
Customer Service800-572-1111
EmailEmail contact form >

Contact by U.S. Mail


89 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14649-0001

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RG&E service territory


Rochester Gas & Electric services nine counties in the Rochester, NY region.

Con Edison

About Con Edison


Consolidated Edison Inc. or Con Edison is an investor-owned energy company that provides gas and electric service to roughly 10 million New Yorkers who live in New York City and Westchester County. Con Edison has been around since 1823—and it has been slowly growing its electricity and gas services since then. Today, Con Edison operates many subsidiaries that provide a variety of electricity services. Con Edison also operates the biggest district steam system in the world, producing over 30 billion pounds of steam per year. The utility company has also recently invested major capital in clean energy solutions including wind and solar projects.

Last updated March, 2022


Con Edison contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage1-800-752-6633
Customer Service1-800-752-6633
EmailEmail contact form >

Contact by U.S. Mail


Con Edison

Cooper Station

P.O. Box 138

New York, NY 10276-0138

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Con Edison service territory


Con Edison provides gas and electricity to three million housing units around New York City.

Orange & Rockland

About Orange & Rockland


Orange & Rockland was founded in 1899 through a merger of many smaller gas and electric companies around Nyack, NY. It was then known as Rockland Light and Power Company. After a century of expanding its services, Orange & Rockland became a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. Today, Orange & Rockland provides electrical services to over 300,000 households across six counties in New York and New Jersey. Their main service area in New York focuses on the northwester suburbs of Manhattan, covering 1,300 square miles.

Last updated March, 2022


Orange & Rockland contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage1-877-434-4100
Customer Service1-877-434-4100
EmailEmail contact form >

Contact by U.S. Mail


Orange & Rockland

390 W. Route 59

Spring Valley, NY 10977

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Orange & Rockland service territory


Orange & Rockland services seven counties across New York and New Jersey.

PSEG Long Island

About PSEG Long Island


PSEG Long Island is a municipal utility that provides electricity to all of Long Island as well as the Rockaways. Unlike other major utilities in New York, PSEG has only been around since 1985 when it was initially created under the Long Island Power Act. PSEG Long Island provides electricity to 1.1 million customers across their service area, sourcing power from the 27 electric power generation facilities for which they are listed as the owner.

Last updated March, 2022


PSEG contact information

Purpose
Contact
Power Outage1-800-490-0075
Customer Service1-800-490-0075
EmailEmail contact form >

Contact by U.S. Mail


Orange & Rockland

390 W. Route 59

Spring Valley, NY 10977

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PSEG service territory


PSEG Long Island's service territory covers all of Long Island as well as the Rockaways.

New York Municipal Power Agency (NYMPA)

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Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

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Buying directly from an Energy Service Company (ESCO), not your utility

You can find lower rates than the utility offering, but comparing all the different ESCO plans is time consuming


Thanks to deregulation, many New York residents do not have to use their utility's default basic service electricity plan anymore. You may be able to shop the electric supplier marketplace—where Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) are also vying for your businesses, and, in some instances, offering more competitive, cheaper rates.

You can also compare the energy source of the different ESCO supplier plans—like whether they're getting energy backed by fossil fuels (bad for the environment) or renewable sources like wind and solar (good for the environment). For the eco-conscious, that means you can switch to a plan that offers cleaner electricity and reduce your carbon footprint. But comparing rates between ESCO electricity suppliers can be a lot of work. That's where Perch comes in. We take all the hard work of choosing the right electricity supplier off your plate. We'll find you a low-cost plan based on your desired energy preference. And you don't have to do a thing.


Still one bill through your utility company, two charges


Whether you're getting electricity from your utility or buying it from a third-party Energy Service Company, your utility will always still handle delivery, maintenance and billing. That's because third-party suppliers work directly with your utility company to make sure you're getting the electricity plan and rate you chose, but you don't have to worry about two different bills.

Your electric bill includes 2 types of charges.

Delivery charges

From the utility company that delivers electricity to you

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Supply charges

From the electric supplier that sells electricity to you
We monitor the electricity market and change your supplier any time
we find a comparable plan with lower supply charges.
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Perch helps you navigate all the options in the ESCO marketplace, finding you a better deal

Taking advantage of NY's electricity supplier marketplace is a good way to find savings or switch to cleaner energy. But it can be time-consuming and confusing.

  • You need to shop the market

    Supply rates go up and down and need your regular attention.

  • You need to become a contract expert

    Suppliers may hike prices after an introductory period, or put you on a variable rate.

  • You need to switch suppliers regularly

    Waiting on hold. Hustling with customer service. You don't have time for that.

Perch handles all of this for you, automatically. We're always looking out for you, your wallet and the environment.

New York utility companies using renewable energy

New York has been a leader in the country's clean energy revolution, and many of New York's utilities have begun to adopt clean energy sources to green their overall electricity supply. In 2020, roughly 30% of New York's utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable sources. Most of New York's clean energy supply comes from hydroelectric, though wind and solar are increasingly playing a central role in New York's clean energy generation.

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How Perch helps you support renewable energy in New York

Support cleaner energy generation and fight climate change by joining a community solar project

  • Perch will help you subscribe to a solar project in your area (subject to eligibility and availability).

  • While you won't be receiving solar electricity directly to your home, you'll be supporting the addition of more solar power to the overall energy mix on the grid—lessening the reliance on dirty, harmful fossil fuels.

  • In exchange for supporting operations of that solar project, you'll receive a discount on your electricity bill in the form of credits.

  • You're guaranteed to see annual savings on your electricity cost thanks to the credits.

Get matched to a local solar farm and save on your electricity costs.