Electricity in New Jersey

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in New Jersey

  • Population
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    9,288,994
  • Total Production
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    61,386,525 MWh / 6.61 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    72,752,611 MWh / 7.83 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    2,160,460 MWh / 0.23 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    18,926,193,273 kg / 2,037.49 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    59,236,535 MWh / 6.38 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Jersey

New Jersey residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.170/kWh$0.147/kWh$198.57/mo.$74.14/mo.
40th16.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New Jersey
17th$112.13Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Jersey Residents

Energy Profile of New Jersey

New Jersey's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in New Jersey are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than most people around the US, with an average state electricity rate of 16.43 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.99 cents. The state operates a deregulated electricity market, where consumers are able to choose between multiple electricity vendors out of the over 20 providers that operate in the state. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in New Jersey is $112.13 per month, while the national average is $123.86. Previously, 20,014 megawatt hours were produced in the state from wind per year. However, now that total is 20,271.3 megawatt hours, a 1.29% rise. The state is home to 9,288,994 residents, making it the 11th largest state by population in the country. About 3.52% of the states' electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources, ranking them as the 45th highest state in terms of percentage of electricity produced from sustainable fuel types.

Electricity plans in New Jersey

There are 20639 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular New Jersey Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 16.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
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36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 14.69¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.89¢ / kWh
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All New Jersey Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 16.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 14.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 13.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
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  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

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  • Rate 18.89¢ / kWh
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Secure Green Choice 12

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  • Rate 18.99¢ / kWh
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  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 18.29¢ / kWh
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  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 18.19¢ / kWh
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  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

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  • Rate 20.99¢ / kWh
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  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

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  • Rate 20.89¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.29¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.49¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 21.39¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.29¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 17.49¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.29¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 15.39¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 14.29¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.39¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
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Residential Electricity Providers in New Jersey

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PSEGBUNDLED17.2298.912,900,6022,221,644,44028,760,138.28
Jersey Central Power & LightBUNDLED13.42106.48,349,3611,120,228,376-60,038.5
Atlantic City ElectricBUNDLED18.82131.513,773,357710,073,420
Orange & RocklandBUNDLED17.76162.19673,321119,582,683
Vineland ElectricBUNDLED16.70128.56207,32434,625,80095,416
Reliant EnergyENERGY11.1893.93176,48919,734,000
Sussex Rural Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.43117.17133,770.7716,630,394.12
Ambit EnergyENERGY12.26107.17123,61515,152,000
Butler ElectricBUNDLED12.28105.25105,465.7612,954,004.56
Energy PlusENERGY15.62111.7357,2708,945,300

Power Plants in New Jersey

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
PSEG Salem Generating StationExelon Corporation (42.59%)PSEG (57.41%)
Salem County Nuclear 19,062,001
PSEG Hope Creek Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Salem County Nuclear 9,080,057
Linden Cogen PlantAres Management (20.00%)
Linden Natural Gas 5,620,2051,818,588,667.84323.58
Newark Energy CenterAres Management (100.00%)
Newark Natural Gas 4,273,1171,567,801,227.3366.9
Middlesex County Natural Gas 3,658,5071,347,285,193.8368.26
PSEG Linden Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Linden Natural Gas 3,539,319.011,435,125,999.36405.48Yes
PSEG Sewaren Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Port Reading CDP Natural Gas 3,331,8961,217,748,119.56365.48Yes
Sayreville Natural Gas 2,417,920925,625,757.28382.82
Bergen Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Ridgefield Natural Gas 1,739,692720,276,219.3414.03
West Deptford Energy StationLS Power (18.00%)
Gloucester County Natural Gas 1,485,949594,400,829.68400.01

Quick Facts

Residents in New Jersey use a grand total of over 72,700,000 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs.

New Jersey is the 46th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita. The state emits 2,037.49 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

New Jersey is the 13th ranked generator of nuclear power electricity in the nation.

New Jersey generates 1,026,294.18 megawatt hours from coal a year. That is 0.11 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes New Jersey the 42nd highest ranked state for electricity generation from coal per capita.

New Jersey is home to over 9,288,994 residents and produces 1,520,367.9 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.16 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks New Jersey 21st highest in the country for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

New Jersey produces 96.50% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel types. This equates to 6.38 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks New Jersey as the 37th highest state for non-renewable production per capita each year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Atlantic County274,53410120.80$148.24/mo
Bergen County955,73214117.55$134.98/mo
Burlington County461,86016118.43$130.66/mo
Camden County523,48513119.12$133.51/mo
Cape May County95,2631020.84$148.51/mo
Cumberland County154,15211220.73$147.88/mo
Essex County863,72813316.66$114.07/mo
Gloucester County302,29413420.22$143.19/mo
Hudson County724,85411116.78$113.20/mo
Hunterdon County128,94712115.68$120.95/mo
Mercer County387,34013216.57$114.57/mo
Middlesex County863,16215516.42$115.93/mo
Monmouth County643,61513115.69$120.70/mo
Morris County509,2851515.69$120.80/mo
Ocean County637,22916317.09$128.55/mo
Passaic County524,11816217.46$141.55/mo
Salem County64,83710320.74$147.85/mo
Somerset County345,36113116.29$116.65/mo
Sussex County144,2211515.67$122.04/mo
Union County575,34513516.57$114.74/mo
Warren County109,63212215.68$120.95/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 18,926,193,273.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in New Jersey from electricity consumption each year. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 46th worst in the country for pollution per citizen from electricity consumption, with an average of 2,037.49 kilograms of emissions per person. Natural Gas is the primary fuel type in the state of New Jersey, with 47.77% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Other fuel types used include Nuclear at 45.84% and Solar at 2.48%. New Jersey has 38 electricity plants, which is the 25th highest number of power plants in a state and the 48th highest amount of plants per person in a state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
47.77%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
45.84%
SOLAR
Solar
2.48%
COAL
Coal
1.67%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
0.94%
OTHER
Other
1.31%

New Jersey Net Metering

Of the 16 electricity suppliers in New Jersey, 56.25% of them report that they offer net metering. New Jersey has highly favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with solar installations.

Energy Loss

The state has 3 providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 0.67%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 3rd best in the US for New Jersey in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private residents to consider installing home solar panels by issuing tax breaks and rebates. New Jersey currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar panels at their place of residence. The state has no all encompassing rebate program, but local rebates are available to many residents who wish to purchase private solar panels at their home. Fortunately, New Jersey offers a 100% tax exemption to citizens who wish to purchase private solar. The state provides a 100% sales tax exemption to anyone who install private solar panels. This is great for people in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enforced at the state level determine whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or shop for electric plans that are based on renewable fuels. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electricity companies to produce a certain amount of their electricity using green energy. The state of New Jersey has made strong efforts to create an RPS program that requires at least 25% of electricity production to come from renewable energy sources.

Learn about going solar in New Jersey, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in New Jersey

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in New Jersey

What is the average electric bill in New Jersey?

The average electricity bill in the state of New Jersey in 2022 is $112 while the nationwide average is $124.

How many electric companies offer service in New Jersey?

There are 16 electricity suppliers operating in New Jersey.

What electricity company is the largest provider in New Jersey?

The largest electricity supplier in New Jersey by megawatt hours sold is PSEG.

Where does New Jersey get its electricity?

Fuel types used for electricity production in New Jersey include Natural Gas (47.77%), Nuclear (45.84%) and solar (2.48%).

How much does electricity cost in New Jersey?

The average electric rate in New Jersey is 16.43 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Butler Electric, at 12.28 cents per kilowatt hour.

Does New Jersey have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that consumers in the state can choose from multiple electricity providers to supply their electricity.

How many power plants are within New Jersey?

There are 38 electricity plants located in New Jersey.

What electricity companies offer service in New Jersey?

What is the cheapest electricity company in New Jersey?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Butler Electric12.2811,762
2Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative12.4311,918
3Jersey Central Power & Light13.42963,450
4Park Ridge, New Jersey Electric Utility15.573,830
5Vineland Electric16.7025,659
6Lavallette, New Jersey Electric Utility17.222,559
7PSEG17.222,131,745
8Madison, New Jersey Electric Utility17.757,241
9Orange & Rockland17.7669,073
10Atlantic City Electric18.82496,913

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30