The NaturalChoice℠ Program gives both residential and business customers the power to choose their natural gas Energy Service Company (ESCO). By enrolling in NaturalChoice℠, you may be able to benefit from competition among gas ESCOs.
An ESCO sells natural gas supply at a competitive price. National Grid will still:
- transport the natural gas from the ESCO to you;
- maintain our local gas distribution network;
- be available 24 hours a day to respond to gas safety emergencies as always
Enrollment in this program is absolutely free.
You may get started in the NaturalChoice℠ Program by selecting an ESCO from the list on this Web site. These companies have met the qualifications set by the New York State Public Service Commission and National Grid. Potential savings will depend on your contracted price of gas from the ESCO and the amount and pattern of your gas usage. Make sure you shop around for the best price.
If you buy gas from an ESCO, the way you are billed will depend upon which company you have chosen. Some ESCOs have their charges included on your National Grid bill. Others will send you separate bills for the gas you use. In either case, you will continue to receive a bill from National Grid for delivering the gas, metering, and other services and taxes that we are required by law to collect.
As a courtesy to our customers, we have provided a list of authorized suppliers.