Electricity Ratings – a Houston-based outfit that already runs retail energy shopping sites aimed at buyers in Connecticut and Texas – announced on March 10 that it the company has launched NYEnergyRatings.com. The site features allows users to compare, rank, and review “all the major electricity suppliers in New York.”
Indeed, through the portal, residents and businesses in New York City and throughout the Empire State can find energy suppliers “who will provide them the best electricity rates and highest value for their money,” according to the company.
The eight-year-old firm describes the new website as “a clearinghouse for consumers who need all the information that allows them to evaluate energy providers, based on what they consider [to be] the most important features or criteria.” Among the criteria used to rank and evaluate major suppliers are prices, green energy plans, customer experience, and customer incentive programs as well as customer rewards..
Also included on the site are coverage of regional energy news, information on how to switch providers, New York energy statistics, and a section on customer rights.
”It’s always good to know that you can hear from people who are just like you. You don’t want to choose a service based only on the recommendation of an official body. Our ratings take consumer reviews into account so that real people help to influence your decision,” the company said in its launch statement, adding, “. You can be sure that you have access to the opinions of people who have used the electricity providers on our site. That means that your opinion could also help other people find the best New York provider for them.”
Area shoppers may also consult the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority site, on which rates of home energy system contractors are listed.
In addition, Choose Energy has a website for both residential and commercial customers who are considering switching their electricityor natural gas suppliers. Currently, San Franciso-based Choose Energy serves customers in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, and Ohio, in addition to New York. Rather than rely on customer reports and ratings, Choose Energy said that it offers a “selection of vetted and trusted suppliers.”