Very few people are aware that they have a choice in electricity supplier. In Sullivan County, your electricity deliverer is NYSEG (New York State Electric and Gas), but residential customers have a choice about where they buy that electricity that NYSEG delivers.
Most people just default to NYSEG as their supplier. But for a couple of years now, you’ve had an option. One of those options is ConEd Solutions Green Power. Its 100% renewable, with a mix of 35% wind and 65% small hydro. When I first signed up for it, the price differential between ConEd’s Green power and NYSEG’s fixed rate (conventional) plan was 2.5 cents per kWH. Then something interesting happened this year. My GreenPower rate under the fixed rate program with ConEd is actually dropping for 2008, from 10.8 cents per kwH this year to 10.1 cents next year, while the cost of conventional fixed rate plans have climbed. The differential is now down to about 1.5 cents per kWH. NYSEG Solutions (the electricity supply affiliate of NYSEG) also offers Green options, one with 100% green power and one with 50% green power. You can find out about "Voice Your Choice" as well as find links to ConEd Solutions and Nyseg Solutions, at NYSEG.com.