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Are you paying too much money for energy from New York State Electric and Gas Corporation? If you're not sure, you should take the time to explore your options. There are dozens of retailers doing business in the NYSEG service territory. Until you examine the natural gas and electricity rates you could be paying, there's no way to know if you're spending too much on your energy supply.

New Yorkers have had the benefit of being able to choose a retail energy supplier for a long time now. Surprising to some, the New York energy industry has been deregulated since the mid-1990s even though many New Yorkers still haven't exercised their power to choose. If you live in the NYSEG service territory in upstate New York, there's never been a better time to consider choosing a new energy plan from a retail natural gas or electric company, whether you've chosen a plan before or not.

What does choosing a retail natural gas or electric company mean?

Choosing a retailer means opting to purchase your energy supply through a natural gas and electric company separate from NYSEG. When New York's energy industry was deregulated, major changes were made to the structure of the industry. These changes were designed to allow for competition between energy companies, and in order to achieve that, utilities such as NYSEG became primarily focused on transmission and distribution of energy.

When you choose to purchase your energy supply through an independent retailer, you are taking advantage of your power to choose as a consumer. Before deregulation, you had no choice as to what natural gas or electric company you purchased your energy supply from. If you lived in the NYSEG service area, you bought your supply from NYSEG. Today, if you live or do business in the NYSEG service area you can choose to purchase your supply directly from the utility or from any number of retail suppliers operating in the area.

Which energy companies can I choose from in the NYSEG service area?

Finding a retailer isn't difficult, whether you live in the NYSEG service area or not. There are plenty of services online that can provide you with different retailer natural gas and electricity rates, including NewYorkEnergyRates.com. If you're shopping for the first time, or just the first time this month, there's no one right way to get offers from retailers in the NYSEG service area. The only thing that matters when searching for a new energy plan is to collect a diverse set of options to ensure you find the best possible solution for your needs.

When you're ready to get started, all you need to do is enter your ZIP code. NewYorkEnergyRates.com shows plans available in the NYSEG service area. Once you compare several natural gas or electricity rates for different plans, be sure to compare each of them to your existing service to find the option that's right for you.

Finding the right retail natural gas or electric company is all about finding the company that offers the best plan for you. Your needs will be different from your neighbors. Having an idea of your usage history never hurts when examining plans, because there are several factors you should consider. Whatever you do, don't make a decision purely based on your rate. Be sure to look at the necessary contract period, rate structure and the retailer's customer service record before signing up for a new plan. With the right amount of research, anyone can get an energy plan he or she is happy with in the NYSEG area and across the state of New York.

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Updated: 7-21-2015

Source: http://www.nyseg.com/