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Green Mountain Energy in New York

We detail how to switch to Green Mountain Energy in New York state, price offers available in your area, and how switching affects your service.

Choosing an ESCO

The state of New York opened energy to competition in 1998, giving residents the right to choose their own alternate Energy Supply Company (ESCO) for electricity and natural gas. While ESCOs take over the supply of your energy, your local utility will always cover delivery services.

Green Mountain Energy is one such ESCO, serving green electricity to choice customers across most of New York State. Depending on your location, Green Mountain Energy may offer competitive rates in comparison to your local utility.

Utilities Served

Green Mountain Energy serves electricity customers in New York state in the following utility service territories:

Offers for New York Customers

Rates with Green Mountain Energy vary in price per kilowatt-hour, contract length, and more depending on your local utility. Below are electricity offers, divided by New York electric utility. 

The offers below are current as of February 2015, and they are subject to change.

Utility 3 Month Contract Rates* 6 Month Contract Rates* 12 Month Contract Rates* Variable Rates Rates*
Central Hudson

14.90¢ per kWh

13.50¢ per kWh

  • Solar Sparc (100% solar) rate: 13.50¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable (100% wind) rate: 11.88¢ per kWh
  • "Farm to Market" (100% windrate: 13.50¢ per kWh

First month rate: 13.40¢ per kWh

ConEdison (NYC)

16.90¢ per kWh

13.88¢ per kWh

  • "Farm to Market" (100% windrate: 14.88¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable (100% windrate: 12.88¢ per kWh

First month rate: 13.90¢ per kWh

ConEdison (Westchester) 15.90¢ per kWh 13.50¢ per kWh
  • Solar Sparc (100% solar) rate: 13.88¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable  (100% wind) rate: 11.88¢ per kWh
  • "Farm to Market" (100% wind)rate: 13.88¢ per kWh
First month rate: 13.40¢ per kWh
National Grid

9.90¢ per kWh

9.40¢ per kWh

  • Solar Sparc (100% solar) rate: 10.99¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable (100% windrate: 9.99¢ per kWh
  • "Farm to Market" (100% windrate: 10.99¢ per kWh

First month rate: 13.90¢ per kWh

Utility 3 Month Contract Rates 6 Month Contract Rates 12 Month Contract Rates Variable Rates Rates
NYSEG

14.90¢ per kWh

11.60¢ per kWh

  • Solar Sparc (100% solar) rate: 13.88¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable (100% wind) rate: 12.88¢ per kWh
  • "Farm to Market" (100% windrate: 13.88¢ per kWh

First month rate: 13.90¢ per kWh

Orange & Rockland 15.90¢ per kWh 14.50¢ per kWh
  • Solar Sparc (100% solar) rate: 14.50¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable (100% windrate: 12.90¢ per kWh
  • "Farm to Market" (100% windrate: 14.50¢ per kWh
First month rate: 14.40¢ per kWh
RG&E

10.40¢ per kWh

9.40¢ per kWh

  • Solar Sparc (100% solar) rate: 10.88¢ per kWh
  • Pollution Free Reliable (100% windrate: 9.50¢ per kWh
  • "Farm to Market" (100% windrate: 10.88¢ per kWh

First month rate: 9.40¢ per kWh

Plan Characteristics & Recommendations

Plans with Green Mountain Energy have the following features, based on contract length:

Contract Length Energy Type Early Cancellation Fee
3 Months 10% Solar, 90% Wind Energy No Early Cancellation Fee
6 months 100% Wind Energy $100
12 months 100% Wind Energy or 100% Solar $100
Variable Rate (No Contract Term) 100% Wind Energy None

We recommend only fixed rate plans for New York customers. Variable rates with Green Mountain Energy are not regulated by the New York Public Service Commission, so you could end up paying more per kilowatt-hour than you would with your local utility.

How to Switch Your Service

New Green Mountain Energy customers will have to set up service with their local electric utility first. This is because Green Mountain Energy coordinates your service based on your utility account informationIf you already have service with your local utility, you can contact Green Mountain Energy directly.

Green Mountain Energy takes care of your service change - you do not need to notify your utility company!

Will My Utility Mind if I Sign Up with Green Mountain Energy?

Here's the short answer: No.

All New Yorkers are allowed to switch their supply service to an ESCO, and your utility company still gets to keep you as a customer no matter what.

How does this work? Well, your local utility will always take care of your delivery service, or the costs related to getting electricity to your home. If you switch to an ESCO like Green Mountain Energy, your new ESCO only takes over supply service, which includes the actual cost of energy you consume and customer service fees.

Your local utility will always provide some of your service if you switch. Further, the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) made utility companies accept your right to choose a long time ago.

Starting Service with Green Mountain Energy

You can either call Green Mountain Energy to switch over your supply service, or sign up online. You can reach customer service representatives by phone at 1-877-216-4632 from Monday through Friday, 8AM - 6 PM.

If you prefer, you can also sign up for service online by typing in your zip code and browsing available offers.

You will need the following information to start service:

  • Full name
  • Utility Account Number
  • Email Address
  • Street Address
  • Billing Address (if different)
  • Phone Number

Read more complete contact information for the company on our Green Mountain Energy contact page.

Company Reviews

Green Mountain Energy has an excellent customer service rating, receiving an A+ from the Better Business Bureau for handling customer complaints quickly and appropriately. Customers report savings on fixed rate plans, though variable rates are not positively-received.

Some customers feel that the company's sales tactics are aggressive.

Read more customer thoughts along with our opinion, on our Green Mountain Energy reviews page. You can also compare reviews with other ESCOs.

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