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Electricity In New Jersey

  • Population8,882,190
  • Total Consumption72,722,479 MWh / 8.19 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions19,829,355,511 kg
  • Total Production60,623,420 MWh / 6.83 MWh per capita

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 Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.168/kWh$0.147/kWh$198.57/mo.$74.14/mo.
40th16.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New Jersey
21st$112.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Jersey Residents

Energy Profile of New Jersey

New Jersey's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average electricity rate in New Jersey in 2021 is 16.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 21.14% more than the United States average price of 13.33 cents. This ranks New Jersey as the 40th best priced state in the nation by average electricity rate The state operates a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents may choose from many electricity companies rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their home address. The largest provider in the state based on megawatt hours sold is PSEG. The state has seen a 5.80% decrease in the use of coal for electricity production in the previous 12 months. The power grid in the state has an average of 0.93 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting about 107.1 minutes. The United States average for outages and outage time frames are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes. The state produces 3.59% of their electricity using sustainable fuel types, which ranks them 45th in the United States for ratio of renewable fuel sources to non-renewable sources.

Electricity Providers in New Jersey

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Jersey Central Power & Light13.02105.428,260,8681,075,597,053No DataIcon representing missing value.2,646,603,714.85
Atlantic City Electric 18.37127.83,729,806685,083,209No DataIcon representing missing value.1,225,803,696.26
Orange & Rockland16.75160.98703,313117,814,146No DataIcon representing missing value.243,509,808.62
Constellation Energy9.5271.79457,01243,496,90039,5514,955,913,446.98
Direct Energy12.1376.23379,37646,012,500No DataIcon representing missing value.184,101,439.3
IDT Energy9.1069.75304,69227,712,800No DataIcon representing missing value.78,525,935.51
Inspire Energy15.17108.49227,90834,581,500No DataIcon representing missing value.56,554,924.16
Sunnova17.33130.31216,95037,603,799No DataIcon representing missing value.53,353,006.03
South Jersey Energy Company8.8688.84214,36718,991,00076,623.18590,145,475.51

Power Plants in New Jersey

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PSEG Salem Generating StationPSEG (57.41%)Exelon Corporation (42.59%)
Nuclear 18,112,402312,751,659.517.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PSEG Hope Creek Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Nuclear 9,333,087116,955,291.9512.53No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Linden Cogen PlantEFS Cogen Holdings I LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,486,6651,772,445,328.31323.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Newark Energy CenterEnergy Investment Fund (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,169,4291,530,500,259.54367.08No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Woodbridge Energy CenterWoodbridge Energy Center (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,548,0811,315,565,236.02370.78No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PSEG Sewaren Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,235,0661,166,237,798.68360.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
PSEG Linden Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,216,4191,302,697,221.68405.01YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Red Oak Power LLC
Natural Gas 2,330,980893,388,040.02383.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bergen Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,062,079853,454,119.16413.88No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
West Deptford Energy StationDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Natural Gas 1,665,436657,444,599.28394.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Within the previous year, New Jersey has had a 19.50% increase in production of electricity from solar sources, up from 1,253,248.57 megawatt hours a year to 1,497,594.78 megawatt hours a year.

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Electricity consumption per person in New Jersey amounts to 8.19 megawatt hours per year.

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On average, New Jersey citizens are responsible for 2,232.48 kilograms of CO2 equivalent emissions per person per year, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,582.45.

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New Jersey produces 3.59% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 0.24 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

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As the 36th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, New Jersey generates 6.58 megawatt hours per person a year.

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When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, New Jersey saw a 15.38% drop in the last year.

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Atlantic County263,6706 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.71$127.17/mo
Bergen County932,2029 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.16$122.37/mo
Burlington County445,34912 providers119.25$118.55/mo
Camden County506,4716 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.71$116.58/mo
Cape May County92,0392 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.37$127.80/mo
Cumberland County149,5273 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.75$130.17/mo
Essex County798,9756 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.05$104.56/mo
Gloucester County291,63610 providers117.89$119.39/mo
Hudson County672,3914 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.16.98$109.01/mo
Hunterdon County124,37111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.09$106.04/mo
Mercer County367,43013 providers317.80$109.09/mo
Middlesex County825,0627 providers118.50$113.11/mo
Monmouth County618,7959 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.96$103.59/mo
Morris County491,84510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.94$113.78/mo
Ocean County607,1867 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.82$98.85/mo
Passaic County501,82611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.36$117.05/mo
Salem County62,3858 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.20$128.46/mo
Somerset County328,9348 providers217.12$108.78/mo
Sussex County140,48810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.00$118.44/mo
Union County556,3419 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.05$112.40/mo
Warren County105,2678 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.82$110.29/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of New Jersey’s primary fuel source consumed for electricity production is Natural Gas. They produce 29,246,976.47 megawatt hours, or 48.24% of the total production in the state, from this fuel. When combined with Nuclear (45.27%) and Solar (2.47%), these three fuel types make up 58,190,156.25 megawatt hours (or 95.99%) state's electricity production. The state has the 29th highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity production of all of the states in the US, emitting 19,829,355,510.83 kilograms per year. Additionally, the state ranks 46th highest in the country for emissions per resident, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 2,232.48 kilograms of emissions per citizen. New Jersey has 335 power generation plants, which is the 7th highest number of power plants in a state and the 21st highest number of plants per citizen in a state.

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Net Metering

There are 86 companies in New Jersey providing electricity. Of those 86,18.60% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has highly favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attracitve.

Energy Loss

New Jersey has 9 providers who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these 9 companies is 0.82%. For comparison, the countrywide average electricity loss is 2.72%. New Jersey has a rank of 51st worst in the country for energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating personal solar, tax and rebate incentives from the government are some of the easiest methods. New Jersey, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who install solar. The state has no all encompassing rebate program, but local rebates are available to many consumers who wish to purchase private solar panels at their place of residence. New Jersey residents have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of private solar, which is as good as it gets. Luckily, homeowners in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the purchase of solar at a home. This is as good as it gets.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enacted at the state level affect whether customers in a state can afford to purchase personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuel sources. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity providers who do business in the state. These standards require that a certain amount of electricity must be produced from renewable energy. The state of New Jersey makes it necessary for electric suppliers to produce at least 25% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in New Jersey

Where does New Jersey get its electricity?

The main fuel sources used for electricity production in New Jersey are Natural Gas, Nuclear and Solar, making up 48.24%, 45.27% and 2.47% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in New Jersey?

In 2021, New Jersey has an average electric bill of $113, while the nationwide average is $120.

How much does electricity cost in New Jersey?

The average electricity cost paid by customers in New Jersey in 2021 is 16.15 cents per kilowatt hour.