Electricity In New Jersey
- Total Consumption72,853,809 MWh / 8.2 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption19,409,022,588 kg
- Total Production59,658,616 MWh / 6.72 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 Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of New Jersey
New Jersey's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in New Jersey in 2022 is 16.34 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 19.99% more than the United States average price of 13.62 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. PSEG is the largest provider in the state based on total residential customers. There are over 19,409,022,587.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption in the state, which is enough to make New Jersey the 29th worst CO2 emitting state in the United States based on total kilograms emitted. With a population of 8,882,190 residents, the state is the 11th most populous state in the United States. Customers in the state have 0.87 electrical outages on average per year, with outages lasting around 115.97 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes.
Residential Electricity Providers in New Jersey
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Jersey Central Power & Light||BUNDLED||13.06||105.02||8,274,161||1,080,302,972||-58,376|
|Atlantic City Electric||BUNDLED||18.57||131.83||3,814,782||708,231,365|
|Orange & Rockland||BUNDLED||17.72||164.78||683,232||121,045,850|
|Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||12.43||117.17||133,770.77||16,630,394.12|
|Madison, New Jersey Electric Utility||BUNDLED||17.75||119.53||50,704.94||9,000,829.58|
|South River, New Jersey Electric Utility||BUNDLED||19.38||114.8||41,036.48||7,951,818.17|
Power Plants in New Jersey
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
PSEG Hope Creek Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Linden Cogen PlantAres Management (20.00%)
Newark Energy CenterAres Management (100.00%)
PSEG Linden Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
|Middlesex County||Natural Gas||3,414,443||1,264,697,356.86||370.4|
PSEG Sewaren Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
|Woodbridge CDP||Natural Gas||3,154,757||1,151,040,527.14||364.86||Yes|
Red Oak Power LLCThe Carlyle Group (100.00%)
Bergen Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
West Deptford Energy StationLS Power (18.00%)
|Gloucester County||Natural Gas||1,524,075||607,895,950.9||398.86|
There was a 2.87% rise in electricity generated by wind in the state of New Jersey over the previous year from 20,164.05 megawatt hours to 20,743.21 megawatt hours.
The population of the state of New Jersey shrank by 0.30% over the past year.
New Jersey is 38th in the nation in megawatt hours generated from coal usage.
New Jersey produces 6.48 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 37th highest state in the United States for non-renewable production per capita.
On average, New Jersey residents are responsible for 2,185.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,539.83.
With total production of 59,658,616.09 megawatt hours, New Jersey is ranked 27th highest for total generation of all states in the country.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Cape May County||92,039||7||3||19.75||$138.08/mo|
The state of New Jersey’s primary fuel source consumed for electricity production is Natural Gas. They produce 28,700,295.41 megawatt hours, or 48.11% of the total production in the state, from this fuel. When combined with Nuclear (45.45%) and Solar (2.43%), these three fuels make up 95.99% state's electricity production. Electricity use in the state results in 19,409,022,587.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 29th most of any state in the US. Averaging 2,185.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the state ranks 44th worst for pollution per capita. New Jersey is home to 334 electricity generation plants, which is 7th most in the country and 21st most when counting plants per citizen.
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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 $114 while the national average is $122.
Where does New Jersey get its electricity?
The primary fuel used for electricity production in New Jersey is Natural Gas, making up 48.11% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Solar also account for 45.45% and 2.43% 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 14 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 334 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 2022 is 16.34 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).
What is the cheapest electricity company in New Jersey?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|2||Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative||12.43||11,918|
|3||Jersey Central Power & Light||13.06||942,309|
|4||Park Ridge, New Jersey Electric Utility||15.57||3,830|
|6||Lavallette, New Jersey Electric Utility||17.22||2,559|
|8||Orange & Rockland||17.72||68,795|
|9||Madison, New Jersey Electric Utility||17.75||7,241|
|10||Atlantic City Electric||18.57||494,188|
What power companies are in New Jersey?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Jersey Central Power & Light||942,309|
|3||Atlantic City Electric||494,188|
|4||Orange & Rockland||68,795|
|6||Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative||11,918|
|8||Madison, New Jersey Electric Utility||7,241|
|9||South River, New Jersey Electric Utility||6,444|
|10||Park Ridge, New Jersey Electric Utility||3,830|