Things You Can do to Help

Purchase a Renewable Energy Product from Your Local Utility
You can find information here about purchasing wind energy directly from NYSEG, your local electric utility. While it does incur a small additional monthly charge, it does ensure that your utility purchases and delivers more renewable energy to you and other customers throughout its service territory.

NYS Power to Choose The NYS Power to Choose website contains more information about how to purchase your electricity supply through a third-party ESCO (energy service company). In some cases, these companies can offer you more competitive supply rates and renewable energy than purchasing supply directly from your utility. Please note that your electricity will continue to be delivered by NYSEG.

NYSERDA Solar for Your Home Considering installing a solar panel array at your home or getting involved with a community solar project? NYSERDA's website is a good place to start gathering information about starting the process, and what incentives are available to you for doing so.

NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Interested in scheduling a home energy audit? NYSERDA's website includes a searchable database of certified Home Performance contractors who can come out to your home and provide an assessment of steps you can take to reduce your overall energy usage.

44 Tips for Lowering Your Electric Bill This is a pretty exhaustive list of steps you can take in your own home to reduce your energy usage and lower your electric bill. Some of them won't even cost you anything!

New York Independent System Operator Website Want to learn more about the electric power industry and how it operates in New York State? NYISO's website has an overwhelming amount of information, and even has real-time graphs and maps showing electricity prices and resource mix information for your region.