How to Become an Electricity ESCO

To be eligible to participate in RG&E’s supply choice program, suppliers must first apply to and meet the requirements of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).

The PSC can be contacted at 518.486.2432 and the NYISO at 518.356.6060.

ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) that the PSC and the NYISO determine eligible to participate then must submit forms and agreements to RG&E and meet operating standards, where applicable.

For your convenience, the Supplier Manual is available online.

Electric Qualification Steps

Energy service companies interested in participating in RG&E's Electric Retail Access program as an ESCO will need to work with RG&E to complete the following steps:

  1. ESCO satisfies eligibility criteria with the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC).
  2. ESCO registers and is accepted by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).
  3. ESCO submits fully completed EDI Test Application, ACH/Wire form (Forms & Agreements), W9, PSC and NYIS letters to Supplier Relations over 30 days prior to EDI test batch.  ESCO Checklist
  4. Upon availability, Supplier Relations schedules ESCO for EDI testing 30+ days prior to next available test batch.
  5. ESCO submits remaining documents and information (Forms & Agreements) to Supplier Relations 15+ days prior to test batch.
  6. Connectivity testing completed by our EDIOPs team prior to start of test batch.
  7. EDI testing will be completed. A Trading Partner Agreement is executed.
  8. Production date scheduled and production connectivity will be completed.
  9. RG&E posts ESCO's company and contact information on the RG&E web page.
  10. Supplier Relations provides ESCO with the secured web site address, username and password which enables the ESCO to download daily files and view online history.