Virginia Customer Choice Program
You Can Choose Your Natural Gas Provider.
Effective January 1, 2002, all Washington Gas customers in Virginia became eligible to buy their natural gas from either competitive retail energy suppliers or from Washington Gas, the regulated utility.
By regulation, the gas costs we pay are passed directly through to you. Retail energy suppliers compete against one another for your business, and some offer price incentives that could result in cost savings to you. You have the opportunity to shop and compare and to choose which company sells you natural gas.
All competitive energy suppliers selling natural gas in Virginia must be licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Click on the list of suppliers below to access the list of competitive energy suppliers. To calculate and compare different price offers, locate
How to Calculate Gas Savings.
Whether you buy your natural gas from Washington Gas or from one of the alternate suppliers, Washington Gas continues to deliver the natural gas safely and reliably through our system of pipes to your home and responds around the clock to any natural gas emergency.
Click here for a list of participating natural gas suppliers.
To foster a more competitive energy environment that can benefit consumers, state regulations require Washington Gas and other utilities to provide certain customer information (name, address and gas usage history) to licensed competitive energy suppliers. This provides customers an opportunity to receive information that may help them make informed decisions about energy choices.
Biannually, in March and September, customers have the opportunity
to be excluded from the list or to have their names added back to the list if
previously excluded. For more information, please see the current Customer Choice
article in the September-October
2005 customer newsletter.
Customer Billing Options
As a participant in the
Customer Choice Program, you have the choice to select how you would like to be billed. Depending on what billing services your natural gas supplier offers, you may receive single billing or separate billing. Contact your natural gas
supplier for details.