For Business

General Customer Service Info:

(716) 686-6123 (NY)
(814) 871-8200 (PA)
outside these calling areas:
1-800-365-3234

Gas Emergencies:

1-800-444-3130
24 hrs./day, 7 days/week

Business Development Rates

For businesses that are new or expanding, a transportation rate discount may be available. Please refer to the links on this page for information on the program including an application form.

More information regarding the program is available by contacting Energy Services at 716-857-7776 or via the contact form.

Does your business qualify?

If your business is in a qualifying SIC code and meets at least one of the following requirements, a special gas rate discount is available:

  • New facility (minimal annual usage of 24,000 Ccf)
  • Existing facility purchased/leased and vacant 6 months or more (minimal annual usage of 24,000 Ccf)
  • Expansion of Existing Facility (Minimal annual incremental usage of 12,000 Ccf)

The application for the Business Development Rate Discount must be received 30 days prior to start up.

Business Development Rate Discounts *


SC-3 General Sales & Transportation Service Customers ($/Ccf)

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
0.055 0.041 0.028 0.014 0.007


Transportation Service Customers ($/Ccf)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

TC-1.1 (50,000 - 249,999 Ccf) 0.050 0.037 0.025 0.012 0.006
TC-2 (250,000 - 549,999 Ccf) 0.047 0.035 0.023 0.012 0.006
TC-3 (550,000 -1,499,999 Ccf) 0.024 0.018 0.012 0.006 0.003
TC-4 (1,500,000+ Ccf) Industrial 0.011 0.009 0.006 0.003 0.001
TC-4.1 (1,500,000+ Ccf)Non-Industrial 0.014 0.010 0.008 0.004 0.002

* Rates are as of December 28, 2007

Commercial And Industrial Business Development Rate Guidelines

START-UP CUSTOMER


Annual Consumption

1st Year

2nd Year and After

Less than 24,000 Ccf
  • No discount - removed from program
 
24,000 Ccf and greater
  • When the 24,000 Ccf consumption requirement is achieved, the discount rate will be applied retroactively and to all future volumes.
  • All consumption receives the discount rate if the minimum of 24,000 Ccf continues to be consumed for a term of 5 years.


EXPANSION CUSTOMERS


Annual Consumption

1st Year and After

Less than 60,000 Ccf
  • Normalized Base Load (NBL) must be consumed prior to the discount rate being applied.
  • For volumes greater than the NBL, the discount rate applies.
  • Minimum Incremental Consumption (MIC) of 12,000 Ccf must be consumed to remain in the program.
  • If the MIC is not achieved, the discount rate will be discontinued.
60,000 - 120,000 Ccf
  • NBL must be consumed prior to discount rate being applied.
  • For volumes greater than the NBL, the discount rate applies.
  • MIC of 20% of original NBL must be consumed to remain in the program.
  • If the MIC is not achieved, the discount rate will be discontinued.
Greater than 120,000 Ccf
  • NBL must be consumed prior to discount rate being applied.
  • For volumes greater than the NBL, the discount rate applies.
  • MIC of 24,000 Ccf must be consumed to remain in the program.
  • If the MIC is not achieved, the discount rate will be discontinued.

Note: Weather sensitive customer's actual volumes will be normalized for weather.