Nebraska Choice Gas Customers
The Choice Gas Program gives you the opportunity to choose your natural gas provider and the pricing options that best suit your needs.
The selection period for our 2017 Nebraska Choice Gas Program begins Thursday, April 13, 2017, and ends Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at midnight CDT.
How it works
No matter which supplier you select, we will maintain your local natural gas system, read the meters, send bills and answer any questions you have.
If you don’t choose a supplier, your account will roll over to your current supplier and pricing option. If you roll over, your final rate will be determined within 15 days after the selection period ends.
The natural gas commodity price that you will be charged will not carry over from the previous year unless the supplier agrees to do so. Your final rollover price may be different from the prices quoted during the selection period.
MULTI-YEAR SELECTION OPTION
If you select a multi-year term through your supplier, you’ll know your price option and rate —not only for the new program year (June-May) — but for future program years as well. When you select a multi-year term, during the term of your selection, you will not:
- Receive an annual selection packet
- Receive supplier marketing contact
- Be eligible to make another selection
All Choice Gas selections are specific to your current service address and are nontransferable. Multi-year selection options are customer and service address specific. So, if you move during the term of a multi-year selection, you will be eligible to make a selection at your new service address during the next annual Choice Gas selection period.
For more information about multi-year options, contact one of the Choice Gas participating suppliers.
Between April 13-27, there are four ways to make your selection:
- Supplier submission
- Mail using the selection form(s) mailed to you or by downloading a mail-in form
- Automatic rollover
You will need your account number, control number and the confirmation code for the supplier you desire to choose for the 2017-18 program year.
If you have multiple accounts, you must submit separate selections for each account.
2017 Nebraska CHOICE GAS SUPPLIER SELECTION RESULTS
Results updated 5/25/2017
|SUPPLIER||NUMBER OF ENROLLEES|
|Black Hills Energy Services
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|CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.
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|ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy)
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|Vista Energy Marketing
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SUPPLIER MARKETING AND CUSTOMER CONTACT INFORMATION
The natural gas market can be volatile, with available rates changing frequently during the selection period. To give you timely information so you can make the Choice Gas selection that best suits your needs, participating suppliers may contact you by phone, text or email to share their individual offerings. We provide all suppliers with the phone number and email address you may have provided for your Black Hills Energy account.
Although we want you to have the chance to receive this additional information from the suppliers, we also understand that calls, texts and emails may be burdensome. Each supplier is limited as to how often they can contact you. If you no longer want to receive these communications from a supplier, request to be removed from their call list or opt out of email communications. After you’ve completed a successful selection, you shouldn’t receive any further contact from suppliers.
For more information about Choice Gas, contact us at 877-245-3506. We are available according to the times and dates listed below.
|April 13||8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. CDT|
|April 14||8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. CDT|
|April 17 - April 21||8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. CDT|
|April 24 - April 27||8 a.m. – 9 p.m. CDT|
|April 28, May 1-2||8 a.m. – 9 p.m. CDT|
- Download the guidebook.
- Click here for more information about the supplier and their pricing options.
- Call 866-432-6200 toll-free to hear prerecorded competitive price quotes from all participating suppliers.
You can automatically roll over to your current supplier and pricing option or submit a selection online, through your chosen supplier or by mail.
A selection is considered valid when you submit your choice through one of the accepted submission methods on or before Thursday, April 27, 2017. Confirmation codes are time-sensitive, so check with your supplier about your codes’ expiration date. The first valid selection Black Hills Energy receives will be considered your final choice. Record your verification number if you’re submitting your selection online. You’ll need to sign any mailed selection forms for them to be valid.
If you move from one service address to another, or a new customer moves to a service address within the Choice Gas Program territory, that customer will continue with the supplier previously selected for that address. New construction customers will be mailed a selection packet. For additional questions about service address issues, call 888-890-5554.
No. Regardless of your selection, Black Hills Energy will continue to provide meter reading and billing services, respond to gas leaks, and ensure the safety and reliability of the gas supply to Choice Gas Program communities.
No. Changes in distribution rates occur from time to time and are subject to Nebraska Public Service Commission approval.
Yes. Participating suppliers must meet requirements in Black Hills Energy’s tariff and approved by the Nebraska Public Service Commission.
If you’re a Budget Billing customer and select a fixed monthly bill price option a supplier offers, your outstanding Budget Billing balance will be due in full.