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NOCO approved to provide gas and electric to low-income WNYers

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The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday announced steps related to eight energy service companies, or ESCOs, operating in New York. Four of these ESCOs have been prohibited from doing business in New York and another two are under PSC review.

The two ESCOs approved are NOCO Electric and NOCO Natural Gas. They submitted a request to serve low-income customers in Western New York.

NOCO will operate in National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, National Grid, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation service territories across the region.

In other action, the PSC is requiring SunSea Energy, Starion Energy NY, Smart One Energy and Josco Energy to cease operations, saying the four "knowingly made false and misleading statements in its application to do business in New York State."

Got Gas? and Graystone Technologies were given 30 days to show cause why they should be allowed provide service in New York. They currently have no New York customers.