Thank you to the NJ Devils!

We would like to thank the New Jersey Devils, their staff, and their fans for an amazing kickoff event! The entire East Coast Energy Group staff was present for our ceremonial contract signing to officially commence our partnership. We couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship, and are excited to work more with the Devils moving forward.

Don’t forget to look for us next time you visit the Prudential Center.

Go Devils!


As an official partner of the Devils, East Coast Power & Gas will showcase various assets throughout Prudential Center, including ice level dasher boards, concourse and in-bowl LED signage, and exterior marquee LED signage. The agreement also includes radio advertising during Devils games, social media and web content, and hospitality access.

About East Coast Power & Gas

East Coast Power & Gas, the official energy supplier to the New York Mets and New Jersey Devils, is an energy services company founded in 2008, serving natural gas, electricity and renewable sources of energy to both residential and commercial customers in New York and New Jersey. In NY, East Coast Power & Gas operates behind Central Hudson, Consolidated Edison, National Grid (Brooklyn Union Gas), National Grid Long Island, Niagara Mohawk and Orange & Rockland utilities. In NJ, it operates behind South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric, JCPL, PSEG and NJ Natural Gas. The company leverages its management team’s extensive experience to operate more efficiently than its competitors to preserve margin on supply contracts allowing for the most competitive products and prices. It is the one-stop solution for all energy needs. For more information, visit: or contact:

About the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are part of the 30-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, the team is in its 34th season in the Garden State. During that time, the Devils have won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. For more information about the Devils, visit and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NJDevils.

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St. Jude and Kids for Kids Family Fun Day 2016

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This past Saturday, June 11th, 2016, East Coast Energy Group sponsored the 8th Annual Family Fun Day hosted by the Kids for Kids Foundation to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The event was packed with guests of all ages looking to support the children’s hospital through some good old family fun!


The occasion invited guests to take part in a multitude of carnival rides and games, enjoySheffield at Event Rotated live entertainment and food, and try out their luck in raffles and a silent auction, where prizes ranged from New York Mets tickets to an authentically signed Jon Bon Jovi guitar. As a last-minute surprise for guests, East Coast Energy Group coordinated with the New York Mets to have baseball star Gary Sheffield make an appearance. Sheffield took pictures with fans and signed autographed photos from his final days in baseball with the Mets.


All proceeds generated at the event will directly benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a world leader in understanding, treating, and defeating cancer and other life-threatening diseases for children. The 8th Annual Family Fun Day raised over $1 million for St.  Jude—East Coast Energy Group is so proud to have contributed to the success of such a wonderful and fun-filled event, and we can’t wait for next year!



Capacity Charges in New York

By Perry Wilson


Capacity charges are used to pay generators for projected electricity demand during the hottest and coldest days of the year, when electricity demand is at its highest. This ensures reliability of your electricity supply. It’s like buying back up energy that will be ready to use whenever needed. If that reserve isn’t available, there won’t be enough electricity to serve New York customers when they need it most for cooling and heating, and that can lead to emergencies such as blackouts.

All suppliers, including Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) like ECP&G and local utilities, are required under federal law to pay capacity charges to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).


Why did New York need a new capacity zone?

A new capacity zone was implemented this year to encourage investment in power plants within the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City. Under the previous zoning system, suppliers could purchase capacity from power plants located upstate. This was less costly, but it created significant energy congestion issues. Similar to cars on a hectic highway, transmission lines have limits as  to how much energy it can deliver. When too much energy is being transmitted from upstate to downstate, it can overload the transmission lines and impact reliability. Capacity from power plants within the LHV Zone will mitigate congestion challenges and create a more reliable electricity grid. Additionally, the demand for energy upstate is lower than in the LHV zone, causing an imbalance in customer charges. The new system provides better equality in the rates being charged.

John Knief, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group

John Knief, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group, is a 3rd-generation petroleum industry expert specializing in industrial and commercial boilers and burners. Prior to the formation of any East Coast Energy Group division, John co-owned one of the largest municipal field suppliers servicing the New York Metro area. John’s unparalleled knowledge of the petroleum industry led him to be selected by the former Soviet Union government to partner in the formation of a boiler manufacturing company which field-directed Scotch Marine type boilers in the early 1990s. After the successful launch of East Coast Petroleum in 1993, with the assistance of business partner Anthony Milanese, John applied his expertise and jump-started East Coast Mechanical in 1995. East Coast Energy Group’s latest division, East Coast Power & Gas, was initiated in 2008, bringing a new component to the multifaceted group. Under John’s leadership, East Coast Mechanical holds an R stamp and a PP stamp which permits specialized code welding and is the service representative for companies like AO Smith, Lochinvar, Riello, and formerly, Iron Fireman.John is proud to provide what he believes is the highest level of customer service in the tri-state area and soon hopes to start servicing an even larger area with the same degree of integrity.John resides in Merrick but stays active in the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club and has been a supporter of the Ozone Howard Little League for over 20 years. John enjoys fishing and boating and is proud to watch his family legacy live on as his sons Robert and Lenny continue in the industry.

East Coast Power & Gas is BBB Accredited!

We are proud to announce that East Coast Power & Gas has officially been recognized as a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating!

Our established history and excellent customer service helped us achieve this top score.

Please check out our BBB profile by clicking here.

Anthony Milanese, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group

Anthony Milanese, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group, has over 30 years of specialized experience in the energy industry. Mastering in petroleum logistics and risk management along with a penchant for deal-making, Anthony has been able to deliver outstanding financial results while building a well-run, profitable organization. He and his business partner, John Knief, co-founded East Coast Petroleum in 1993 and East Coast Mechanical in 1995. The two co-founded East Coast Energy Group in 2013 after East Coast Power & Gas was added to the family of companies in 2008. East Coast companies offer a range of energy products and services including commodity supply for petroleum, natural gas and electricity, sustainability programs, lighting retrofits, utility audits, boiler conversions and mechanical services. Under Anthony’s leadership, East Coast Energy Group has expanded to serve Long Island, the NY metro area, and mid-state NY. East Coast Energy Group received the Energi 2014 Excellence in Risk Management award under Anthony’s leadership.

Anthony looks forward to directing East Coast Energy Group through additional growth periods and continuing to serve customers with the same amount of pride and care that helped East Coast rise to its current level of success.

Anthony is currently a member of the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club. He enjoys supporting Little League Baseball in his local community.

VP of Electricity Pricing and Supply, Perry Wilson

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the ECP&G family—our VP of Electricity Pricing and Supply, Perry Wilson!

Perry received his B.A. in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University and his M.Sc. in Energy Management from New York Institute of Technology. He is an outside-the-box thinker with 9 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in consulting, wholesale/trading, and retail energy. He previously managed pricing and project development for Tradition Energy, an energy brokerage firm, and has also worked for Gateway Energy, Plymouth Rock Energy, and Ecova.

Perry enjoys long-distance running, chess, soccer, and traveling abroad. He volunteers for POTS (Part of the Solution) in his spare time.

Meet our COO, Vincent Palmieri!

Vincent’s past experience includes working at companies like Hess Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Fortis Energy, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC, MX Energy, and Sempra Energy Trading.

During his time as COO at East Coast Power & Gas, the customer base has increased by 12%, supply volumes by 50%, sales by 20% and EBITDA has grown six times over.

Vincent holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Pace University. He has certifications in Process Improvement, Project Management, Leadership Essentials and Mentorship. He received the 2012 Project Management Award while with Hess Corporation. Vincent is an active mentor in his alma mater’s alumni give-back program. Vincent is a lifelong Mets, Jets and Rangers fan. He considers his greatest achievement a work in progress – raising his two school-aged children.

Learn more about Vincent on our website– biographies of top management COMING SOON!