50-State Energy Licensing Compliance Guide
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New York Energy Industry Licensing

Licensing requirements for energy industry companies in New York.

This page provides an overview of energy industry licensing in New York for businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, ongoing reporting due dates, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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New York Energy Company Licenses

New York Distributed Energy Resource Supplier (DERS) Registration

Agency:New York State Department of Public Service
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

DER Registration Form

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Required Attachments:
  • Contact information for any affiliates conducting energy-related business (including subsidiaries and parent corporations) within New York State or elsewhere
  • Contact information for any parent company or other corporate entity with an ownership interest of 10% or more of the registrant
  • Copy and proof of acceptance of your registration with the NYS Department of State and a copy of your certificate of assumed name (if applicable)
  • Sample sales agreements, including customer disclosure statement, and sample bills for each customer class for each material category of the CDG or On-Site Mass Market products or services that will be offered
  • Copies of information and promotional materials used for mass marketing purposes for each product offering
  • A list of entities, including contractors and sub-contractors, that market on behalf of your company
  • Service Provider Contact Information Form

Registration Renewal

Form:

DER Registration Form (Renewal)

Instructions:

DER Triennial Compliance Instructions

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Triennially by the date of intial registration.

Required Attachments:
  • Contact information for any affiliates conducting energy-related business (including subsidiaries and parent corporations) within New York State or elsewhere
  • Contact information for any parent company or other corporate entity with an ownership interest of 10% or more of the registrant
  • Copy and proof of acceptance of your registration with the NYS Department of State and a copy of your certificate of assumed name (if applicable)
  • Sample sales agreements, including customer disclosure statement, and sample bills for each customer class for each material category of the CDG or On-Site Mass Market products or services that will be offered
  • Copies of information and promotional materials used for mass marketing purposes for each product offering
  • A list of entities, including contractors and sub-contractors, that market on behalf of your company
  • Service Provider Contact Information Form

Supplemental Reporting

Form:

Annual Compliance Form for Registered DER Providers

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Notes:

Entities whose three-year anniversary falls within one month of April 1 must only resubmit their application package in lieu of the April 1 statement.

New York Electricity Broker License

Not required



Electricity Agent/Aggregator, Broker, or Consultant licensure is not required on the State level in New York.

The New York State Department of Public Service does not require licensing of Energy Brokers or Aggregators.

New York Energy Services Company (ESCO) Registration

Agency:New York State Department of Public Service
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Retail Access Application Form

Instructions:

Follow the instructions on this page to get started.

Agency Fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by January 31.

New York Natural Gas Broker License

Not required



Natural Gas Agent/Aggregator, Broker, or Consultant licensure is not required on the State level in New York.

The New York State Department of Public Service does not require licensing of Energy Brokers or Aggregators.

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