Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E)

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Discover Rochester Gas and Electric

Residents of Rochester: Both electricity and natural gas are delivered to your home by your local utility, Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). RG&E is a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, an international company that serves more than 3 million customers with natural gas and electricity spanning nine counties centered around Rochester. Of those customers, more than 2.2 million are electricity consumers and roughly 930,000 are natural gas consumers.

RG&E is a utility company that prioritizes preserving the environment and giving back to its community. One of its core goals is to minimize the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere through renewable energy options. In 2015, the amount of CO2 saved by the company was equivalent to planting 55 million trees.


Compare Rochester electricity rates on supply

If you live in Rochester and need to purchase gas or electricity to power your home, you can be confident that RG&E rates are fully vetted. The utility supply rates in your area are regulated, which means the New York Public Service Commission monitors and approves all RG&E supply rates to ensure customers are being charged fairly. If you’re looking for an alternative to RG&E, you have the freedom to compare all Rochester electricity rates for supply and switch to an energy services company (ESCO) instead. Exercise your power to choose and shop around among ESCOs before making a decision. However, regardless of what you decide, RG&E will remain your utility, responsible for the maintenance of the power lines and gas pipes in your neighborhood.

In the event of an emergency, call RG&E immediately

If you experience a gas leak or electrical emergency, it's important that you report it to your local utility immediately. Don't delay – it could cause the problem to get worse. To prepare for potential emergencies, always keep RG&E's contact information on hand.

  • Area served: Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Cayuga, Alleghany and Wyoming County
  • Gas leak and power outage number: 1-800-743-1701
  • News and safety: Read here
  • Community involvement: Read here

Updated: 1-31-17.