How to Become a Natural Gas ESCO

To be eligible to participate in the Gas Transportation Program, a Natural Gas energy services company (ESCO) must first apply to and meet the requirements of the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Contact the PSC at 518.486.2432.

Natural gas ESCOs that have been determined eligible by the PSC may then submit the required forms to RG&E.

For more information, natural gas ESCOs may email Supplier Relations. For your convenience, the Gas Transportation Operating Procedures Manual  is available online.

Natural Gas Supplier Service Qualification Steps

Natural Gas ESCOs interested in participating in RG&E's Natural Gas Transportation Program will need to work with RG&E to complete the following steps:

  1. Natural Gas ESCO satisfies eligibility criteria with the PSC*.
  2. Natural Gas ESCO submits fully completed EDI Test Application, ACH/Wire form (Forms), W9 and PSC letter to Supplier Relations over 30 days prior to the start of the test batch. A (Refer to ESCO Qualification Checklist under Forms)
  3. Upon availability, and completed EDI Test Application, RG&E Supplier Relations schedules ESCO for EDI testing.
  4. Connectivity testing completed by our EDIOPs group prior to start of test batch.
  5. Natural Gas ESCO submits remaining documents (Forms) to RG&E Supplier Relations 15+ days prior to test batch.
  6. RG&E Supplier Relations informs natural gas ESCO of security requirements, if applicable, and security collected prior to production date scheduling.  
  7. EDI testing will be completed. A Trading Partner Agreement is executed.
  8. Production date scheduled
  9. Production connectivity completed.
  10. RG&E posts the Natural Gas ESCO's company and contact information on the RG&E's web page.
  11. RG&E Supplier Relations provides the Natural Gas ESCO with the secured web site address, username and password which enables the Natural Gas ESCO to download daily files and view online history.

(*Not applicable to Direct Customers.)