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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
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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 Electric Rates:

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 residential 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.

Residential Electricity Providers in New Jersey

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Jersey Central Power & Light13.02105.428,260,8681,075,597,053-52,8655,306,208,151.81
Atlantic City Electric18.37127.83,729,806685,083,209No DataIcon representing missing value.1,225,803,696.26
Orange & Rockland16.75160.98703,313117,814,146No DataIcon representing missing value.243,509,808.62
Vineland Electric16.81133.78209,59835,231,000104,987356,655,413.07
Ambit Energy12.7890139,40717,816,500No DataIcon representing missing value.71,076,188.51
Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative12.52115.43129,85016,259,000No DataIcon representing missing value.37,457,031.82
Butler Electric13.02103.7197,53712,703,700No DataIcon representing missing value.36,853,782.58
Madison, New Jersey Electric Utility18.38128.7149,4429,088,200No DataIcon representing missing value.31,260,508.69
South River, New Jersey Electric Utility22.10122.0838,2458,451,400No DataIcon representing missing value.13,291,895.01

Power Plants in New Jersey

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PSEG Salem Generating StationPSEG (57.41%)Exelon Corporation (42.59%)
Salem County Nuclear 18,112,402312,751,659.517.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PSEG Hope Creek Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Salem County Nuclear 9,333,087116,955,291.9512.53No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Linden Cogen PlantAres Management (20.00%)
Linden Natural Gas 5,486,6651,772,445,328.31323.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Newark Energy CenterAres Management (100.00%)
Newark Natural Gas 4,169,4291,530,500,259.54367.08No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Middlesex County 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%)
Woodbridge CDP Natural Gas 3,235,0661,166,237,798.68360.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
PSEG Linden Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Linden Natural Gas 3,216,4191,302,697,221.68405.01YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Sayreville Natural Gas 2,330,980893,388,040.02383.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bergen Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Ridgefield Natural Gas 2,062,079853,454,119.16413.88No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
West Deptford Energy StationLS Power (18.00%)
Gloucester County Natural Gas 1,665,436657,444,599.28394.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Solar power usage in New Jersey has increased by 19.50% year over year, with 1,497,594.78 megawatt hours being produced from solar energy throughout the previous year.

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Residents of New Jersey consume enough electricity to emit 2,232.48 kilograms each of CO2 gases per year, which is the 46th highest amount of pollution from electric consumption for a state in the nation.

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New Jersey currently ranks 15th in the United States in megawatt hours produced using solar power.

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New Jersey generates 922,494.41 megawatt hours from coal a year. That is 0.1 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes New Jersey the 43rd highest ranked state for electricity production from coal per capita.

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Within the preceding 12 months, the state of New Jersey has seen a 15.63% drop in CO2 emissions due to electricity consumption.

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New Jersey is the 11th most populated state in the US.

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Atlantic County263,6704815.57$108.90/mo
Bergen County932,2026715.06$111.58/mo
Burlington County445,34982917.58$114.41/mo
Camden County506,4715815.35$103.47/mo
Cape May County92,0394115.57$108.90/mo
Cumberland County149,52751515.65$110.50/mo
Essex County798,97551114.85$96.24/mo
Gloucester County291,63651315.50$107.23/mo
Hudson County672,39131715.04$96.09/mo
Hunterdon County124,37141112.90$97.71/mo
Mercer County367,43052014.74$96.32/mo
Middlesex County825,06273916.91$105.13/mo
Monmouth County618,79551312.95$97.68/mo
Morris County491,8457914.31$106.94/mo
Ocean County607,1868914.80$94.29/mo
Passaic County501,8268213.97$108.20/mo
Salem County62,3854715.57$108.90/mo
Somerset County328,93451714.04$96.85/mo
Sussex County140,4887512.80$103.94/mo
Union County556,34151514.60$96.42/mo
Warren County105,26741212.90$97.71/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 fuels make up 95.99% state's electricity production. Electricity use in the state results in 19,829,355,510.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 29th most of any state in the US. Averaging 2,232.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the state ranks 46th worst for pollution per capita. New Jersey is home to 265 electricity generation plants, which is 7th most in the country and 27th most when counting plants per citizen.

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New Jersey Net Metering

There are 13 companies in New Jersey providing electricity. Of those 13,69.23% 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 attractive.

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

What is the average electric bill in New Jersey?

The average electricity bill in the state of New Jersey in 2021 is $113 while the national average is $120.

Where does New Jersey get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity production in New Jersey is Natural Gas, making up 48.24% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Solar also account for 45.27% and 2.47% respectively.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in New Jersey?

The largest electricity company in New Jersey by total revenue is PSEG.

How many electric companies offer service in New Jersey?

New Jersey is home to 13 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Does New Jersey have a deregulated electricity market?

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

How many power plants are within New Jersey?

New Jersey is home to 265 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

How much does electricity cost in New Jersey?

The average cost for electricity in New Jersey in 2021 is 16.15 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the cheapest electricity company in New Jersey?

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1Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative12.5211,827
2Ambit Energy12.7820,040
3Jersey Central Power & Light13.02934,836
4Butler Electric13.0211,706
5Park Ridge, New Jersey Electric Utility15.323,795
6Orange & Rockland16.7568,549
7Vineland Electric16.8125,206
8Lavallette, New Jersey Electric Utility17.232,551
10Atlantic City Electric18.37492,859

What power companies are in New Jersey?

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2Jersey Central Power & Light934,836
3Atlantic City Electric492,859
4Orange & Rockland68,549
5Vineland Electric25,206
6Ambit Energy20,040
7Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative11,827
8Butler Electric11,706
9Madison, New Jersey Electric Utility6,790
10South River, New Jersey Electric Utility6,441

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14