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Electricity In New Jersey
- 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.
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
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Jersey Central Power & Light||13.02||105.42||8,260,868||1,075,597,053||2,646,603,714.85|
|Atlantic City Electric||18.37||127.8||3,729,806||685,083,209||1,225,803,696.26|
|Orange & Rockland||16.75||160.98||703,313||117,814,146||243,509,808.62|
|South Jersey Energy Company||8.86||88.84||214,367||18,991,000||76,623.18||590,145,475.51|
Power Plants in New Jersey
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
PSEG Salem Generating StationPSEG (57.41%)Exelon Corporation (42.59%)
PSEG Hope Creek Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Linden Cogen PlantEFS Cogen Holdings I LLC (100.00%)
Newark Energy CenterEnergy Investment Fund (100.00%)
Woodbridge Energy CenterWoodbridge Energy Center (100.00%)
PSEG Sewaren Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
PSEG Linden Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Red Oak Power LLC
Bergen Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
West Deptford Energy StationDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
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.
Electricity consumption per person in New Jersey amounts to 8.19 megawatt hours per year.
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.
New Jersey produces 3.59% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 0.24 megawatt hours per citizen each year.
As the 36th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, New Jersey generates 6.58 megawatt hours per person a year.
When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, New Jersey saw a 15.38% drop in the last year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Atlantic County||263,670||6 providers||18.71||$127.17/mo|
|Bergen County||932,202||9 providers||16.16||$122.37/mo|
|Burlington County||445,349||12 providers||1||19.25||$118.55/mo|
|Camden County||506,471||6 providers||18.71||$116.58/mo|
|Cape May County||92,039||2 providers||18.37||$127.80/mo|
|Cumberland County||149,527||3 providers||17.75||$130.17/mo|
|Essex County||798,975||6 providers||16.05||$104.56/mo|
|Gloucester County||291,636||10 providers||1||17.89||$119.39/mo|
|Hudson County||672,391||4 providers||16.98||$109.01/mo|
|Hunterdon County||124,371||11 providers||14.09||$106.04/mo|
|Mercer County||367,430||13 providers||3||17.80||$109.09/mo|
|Middlesex County||825,062||7 providers||1||18.50||$113.11/mo|
|Monmouth County||618,795||9 providers||14.96||$103.59/mo|
|Morris County||491,845||10 providers||14.94||$113.78/mo|
|Ocean County||607,186||7 providers||15.82||$98.85/mo|
|Passaic County||501,826||11 providers||15.36||$117.05/mo|
|Salem County||62,385||8 providers||18.20||$128.46/mo|
|Somerset County||328,934||8 providers||2||17.12||$108.78/mo|
|Sussex County||140,488||10 providers||14.00||$118.44/mo|
|Union County||556,341||9 providers||17.05||$112.40/mo|
|Warren County||105,267||8 providers||13.82||$110.29/mo|
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.
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.