Electric Information


Electricity is an essential service that affects virtually every aspect of modern life. Electricity allows people to turn on lights at the flip of a switch, watch television, use computers and keep food cold in the refrigerator.

The PSC is responsible for overseeing the performance of electric corporations under Commission jurisdiction to ensure that they provide safe, adequate, and efficient service at just and reasonable rates, with concern for the environment.

This page provides information the the electric utilities regulated by the Commission, the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) operating in New York, programs and initiatives regarding electric supply and guides to help consumers make informed decisions regarding their electric service.

Commission Cases and Proceedings:

News and Noteworthy:

Article 10 - Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities

Standby Rates for Distributed Generation - Standby delivery rate allows a customer with on-site generation (OSG) or distributed generation to receive electricity through the local utility’s delivery system, which “stands by” in the event the OSG customer needs additional electricity supplies.

NYPA's Power to Schools - Assist public and private schools to better manage their power costs

Electric and Natural Gas Safety Tips - This brochure provides information on the "do's" and "don'ts" regarding gas and electricity use in order to prevent accidents in and around your home or business. Please click on the brochure below:


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