Essex County, New Jersey Electric Profile

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Over the course of the last year, Essex County has had a 3.05% decrease in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production.

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Renewable electricity fuel sources account for 4.99%, or 236,644.72 megawatt hours, of Essex County’s total energy generation, giving the county a ranking of 681st in the country for total megawatt hours from sustainable fuel types.

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Essex County ranks 704th in the country out of 3220 counties for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.02 megawatt hours generated per person.

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The monthly residential electricity bill average in Essex County is $105.25, compared to the US average bill of $120.24. Essex County citizens enjoy a 12.47% lower average expense each month compared to their fellow countrymen.

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Essex County produces 95.01% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 5.64 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Essex County as the 528th highest county in the country out of 3220 counties for non-renewable generation per capita per year.

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Essex County generates 4,236,547.48 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 3rd out of 21 counties in the state for natural gas generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,519,257 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.16 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,742,765 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    236,645 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,506,121 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.94 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,842,379,582 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,557.53 kg

Newark, NJ Electric Overview

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Newark averages a residential electricity rate of 16.36 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 0.73% above the average New Jersey price of 16.25 cents and 21.66% higher than the US average of 13.45. The city generates 4,234,025.48 megawatt hours using natural gas, making them the 2nd ranked city in the state for total electricity production from natural gas. The city generates 0 megawatt hours per resident from solar power, which is 67th in New Jersey out of 545 cities.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Newark averages 4,189.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 6th highest in the state out of 545 cities for emissions efficiency. This adds up to total emissions of 1,177,543,695.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, making the city highest for total emissions in New Jersey. The city has the 4th most power generation plants of any city in the state, with 7 total plants. This translates to the 71st most power plants per capita in the state. For the purpose of electricity production, Newark's main fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 89.61%, or 4,234,025.48 megawatt hours of generation in the city. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste are also highly used fuel types in the city, with 5.70% and 4.67% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel type, respectively.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newark

Newark residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.141/kWh$180.40/mo.$62.00/mo.
295th17.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newark
36th$101.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newark Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newark, New Jersey

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PSEGBUNDLED17.46101.4761712,830,0262,240,163,420

Zips with electric coverage in Newark, New Jersey include: 07111, 07105, 07104, 07107, 07017, 07106, 07103, 07112, 07108, 07102, 07114

East Orange, NJ Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 16.36 cents per kilowatt hour for East Orange, which is 0.73% more than New Jersey's average price of 16.25 cents. This means the city is 345th best for average electricity rate out of 545 cities in the state. PSEG has 5,671 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $104.73 per month.

East Orange has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 122,668,919.77 kilograms, which is 17th highest in the state out of 545 cities. The city averages 1,905.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 282nd highest city in New Jersey in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in East Orange

East Orange residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.141/kWh$180.40/mo.$62.00/mo.
295th17.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of East Orange
36th$101.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for East Orange Residents

Electric Companies With Service in East Orange, New Jersey

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PSEGBUNDLED17.46101.47No DataIcon representing missing value.12,830,0262,240,163,420

Zips with electric coverage in East Orange, New Jersey include: 07107, 07017, 07018

Short Hills CDP, NJ Electric Overview

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Short Hills CDP's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.93 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 8.08% less than New Jersey's average rate of 16.25 cents. The city has had a 1.36% rise in megawatt hours produced by solar sources. The city has a ranking of 39th out of 545 cities in the state for renewable electricity production per capita, with 0.47 megawatt hours being produced per resident.

Short Hills CDP is the 99th worst ranked city in New Jersey out of 545 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 24,121,786.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This total equates to 1,796.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 518th worst in New Jersey for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city is home to one power generation plant, which is 35th most in the state and 58th most when considering power plants per capita Short Hills CDP's power plants most often use Solar, which makes up 100.00% (or 6,278 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Short Hills CDP

Short Hills CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.131/kWh$183.79/mo.$70.15/mo.
140th13.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Short Hills CDP
161st$103.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Short Hills CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Short Hills CDP, New Jersey

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Jersey Central Power & LightBUNDLED13.05104.25No DataIcon representing missing value.8,186,7531,067,974,998
PSEGBUNDLED17.46101.47No DataIcon representing missing value.12,830,0262,240,163,420

Zips with electric coverage in Short Hills CDP, New Jersey include: 07039, 07078, 07041

Energy Production in Essex County, New Jersey

Power Plants in Essex County, New Jersey

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Newark Energy CenterAres Management (100.00%)
Newark NJ Natural Gas 4,154,8071,523,743,227.72366.74No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Covanta Essex CompanyCovanta (100.00%)
Newark NJ Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 490,102862,204,630.51,759.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Newark Bay Cogeneration Partnership LPTalen Energy (100.00%)
Newark NJ Natural Gas 55,96326,986,369.06482.22No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Essex County Correctional Facility CogenEssex County (100.00%)
Newark NJ Natural Gas 22,653.6812,489,793.4551.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Short Hills CDP NJ Solar 6,278No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Short Hills MallTaubman (100.00%)
Essex County NJ Solar 4,180.77No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Prudential 80 Livingston Roseland SolarPrudential Insurance Company of America (NJ) (100.00%)
Roseland NJ Solar 2,789No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Montclair State University CogenUMM Energy Partners LLC. (100.00%)
Essex County NJ Natural Gas 2,5221,271,423.72504.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Prudential 55 Livingston Roseland SolarPrudential Insurance Company of America (NJ) (100.00%)
Roseland NJ Solar 1,914No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Community Foodbank of NJCommunity Foodbank of NJ (100.00%)
Newark NJ Solar 939No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PSEG Essex Generating StationPSEG (100.00%)
Newark NJ Natural Gas 617804,379.241,303.69No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Essex County, New Jersey Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 2,842,379,582.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Essex County ranks 106th worst in the country for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 3,557.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 2182nd highest for emissions per capita. Natural Gas makes up 89.33% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Essex County. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste at 5.68% and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste at 4.65% of production. Essex County has the 14th highest power generation plants of any county in the state, with 11 total power plants. This equates to the 19th most plants per citizen in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
89.33%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
5.68%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
4.65%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.34%
KEROSENE
Kerosene
0.00%

Essex County, New Jersey Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Essex County providing electricity. Of those 2, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, New Jersey has great net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Essex County has an average of 4.40% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the New Jersey average is 0.67%, resulting in a rank of 1535th best in the country and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 21 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Essex County, New Jersey

Providers In Each City in Essex County:

  • Caldwell, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • East Orange, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Essex Fells, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Glen Ridge, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Newark, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • North Caldwell, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Roseland, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many power plants are located within Essex County, New Jersey?

There are 11 active electricity plants located in Essex County, New Jersey

What electricity company is the largest provider in Essex County, New Jersey?

By total megawatt hours sold, PSEG is the largest electricity provider in Essex County, New Jersey.

How many electric companies offer service in Essex County, New Jersey?

There are 2 electricity providers offering service in Essex County, New Jersey.

What electricity companies offer service in Essex County, New Jersey?

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1PSEG168,068
2Jersey Central Power & Light3,348

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16