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Electricity Companies & Statistics in New York

  • Population
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    19,677,151
  • Total Production
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    127,545,323 MWh / 6.48 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    138,985,737 MWh / 7.06 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    37,075,528 MWh / 1.88 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    34,198,781,528 kg / 1,737.99 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    90,469,795 MWh / 4.6 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New York

New York residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.242/kWh$0.169/kWh$172.41/mo.$81.61/mo.
44th22.48¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New York
22nd$127.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for New York Residents

New York Electricity Fuel Mix

New York's Electricity Prices and Usage

The New York residential electricity rate in 2024 currently averages 22.48 cents per kilowatt hour and the US average price is 16.07 cents. New York ranks 44th in the nation for average electricity rate. The state features a deregulated electricity market, where customers are able to choose from multiple electricity vendors out of the over 100 providers that service the state. New York has recently made strides with a 4.64% rise in the past year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production. Electricity suppliers within the state increased their generation of electricity from wind by about 9.74%. Power production facilities in the state generate 91.77% of the electricity consumed by the state's residents, so they must bring in the remaining 8.23%. Con Edison has 3,149,570 total residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers who operate in the state .

New York Electricity Plans

There are 25617 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular New York Plans

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 9.79¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
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New York Green 12

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  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
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Residential Electricity Providers in New York

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Con EdisonBUNDLED32.35116.3111,551,002.193,736,443,0773,085,030
National GridBUNDLED16.63103.510,596,266.631,762,166,6514,536,951
PSEG Long IslandBUNDLED22.61164.368,972,306.812,028,376,9391,363,295.16
New York State Electric & GasBUNDLED15.64112.156,256,956.72978,866,854166,348
Rochester Gas and ElectricBUNDLED16.56110.212,321,792384,433,00021,468
Central Hudson Gas and ElectricBUNDLED24.04154.151,826,041439,042,00069,460
Orange & RocklandBUNDLED23.09147.891,252,005.52289,109,633
Direct EnergyENERGY12.3677.11356,265.5644,037,690.24
Green Mountain EnergyENERGY16.5565.15310,600.1651,406,488.25
Fairport ElectricBUNDLED6.0773.2233,961.414,205,634.83

Commercial Electricity Providers in New York

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Con EdisonBUNDLED26.27501.8210,812,926.822,841,082,2583,085,030
PSEG Long IslandBUNDLED19.961,081.568,347,145.81,665,699,2481,363,295.16
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY8.093,384.576,564,541.04530,988,020.98
National GridBUNDLED10.98271.913,760,419.04412,866,7924,536,951
New York State Electric & GasBUNDLED13.48225.811,758,891.14237,159,912166,348
Marathon EnergyENERGY7.04626.861,263,557.0188,951,353.74
Central Hudson Gas and ElectricBUNDLED17.27362.22972,352167,947,00069,460
Rochester Gas and ElectricBUNDLED13.49375.98714,36796,402,00021,468
Orange & RocklandBUNDLED14.81392.72633,078.4893,730,454
Family EnergyENERGY9.41552.96556,439.0152,369,843.04

Power Plants in New York

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Niagara County Conventional Hydroelectric 15,893,313
Oswego County Nuclear 15,147,724
James A FitzpatrickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Oswego County Nuclear 7,392,401
St. Lawrence County Conventional Hydroelectric 7,346,575
Sithe Independence StationVistra Energy (100.00%)
Oswego County Natural Gas 5,194,236.511,859,312,761.18357.96
Cricket Valley EnergyCricket Valley Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Dutchess County Natural Gas 4,948,7721,871,408,000.42378.16
R E Ginna Nuclear Power PlantExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Wayne County Nuclear 4,661,129
CPV Valley Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Orange County Natural Gas 4,642,6121,729,147,560.98372.45
Astoria EnergyAstoria Energy LLC (100.00%)
New York Natural Gas 4,241,877.011,640,991,715.02386.86
Astoria Energy IIAstoria Energy II LLC (100.00%)
New York Natural Gas 4,108,3061,566,435,853.69381.29

Quick Facts

New York is the 4th largest state in the nation, with 19,677,151 citizens living within its borders.

Non-renewable fuel sources are used in the production of 70.93% of the megawatt hours produced in New York, ranking it 14th worst for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel sources.

Solar power production in New York has grown from 1,921,721.54 megawatt hours to 2,591,238.05 megawatt hours per year during the previous year.

About 21.76% of New York's electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 3rd highest in the nation for total hydroelectric generation.

New York is the 44th highest state for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 4.6 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuels a year.

The state of New York's population has dropped by 0.80% in the previous year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County315,811612124.39$157.48/mo
Allegany County46,65465923.24$147.87/mo
Bronx County1,379,946531032.79$169.56/mo
Broome County197,11758621.88$145.53/mo
Cattaraugus County76,43965922.71$147.71/mo
Cayuga County74,99862522.51$146.51/mo
Chautauqua County126,02766822.64$147.59/mo
Chemung County81,42659721.72$144.37/mo
Chenango County47,40765221.58$144.04/mo
Clinton County78,753632022.21$146.06/mo
Columbia County61,58763422.98$150.52/mo
Cortland County46,98462522.83$147.60/mo
Delaware County44,64458121.60$144.02/mo
Dutchess County297,545611926.63$175.20/mo
Erie County950,312631722.54$147.13/mo
Essex County37,50162522.61$147.40/mo
Franklin County47,996621023.10$148.90/mo
Fulton County53,588571523.30$149.72/mo
Genesee County58,387581323.30$149.72/mo
Greene County48,026611026.65$175.32/mo
Hamilton County5,0686122.93$147.98/mo
Herkimer County60,596651222.83$147.68/mo
Jefferson County116,637592923.30$149.72/mo
Kings County2,590,516531832.79$169.63/mo
Lewis County26,681582623.28$149.63/mo
Livingston County62,25362422.94$148.00/mo
Madison County67,097641022.30$145.96/mo
Monroe County752,035642423.72$148.50/mo
Montgomery County49,53957923.30$149.72/mo
Nassau County1,383,72631522.46$163.31/mo
New York County1,596,273531532.78$169.05/mo
Niagara County210,880611323.16$148.97/mo
Oneida County228,846641723.12$149.00/mo
Onondaga County468,249631623.07$148.89/mo
Ontario County112,707621423.05$147.44/mo
Orange County405,941664127.84$182.93/mo
Orleans County40,58858423.30$149.71/mo
Oswego County118,287572223.30$149.72/mo
Otsego County58,95263321.65$144.17/mo
Putnam County98,0456123.14$153.41/mo
Queens County2,278,029561732.42$176.53/mo
Rensselaer County159,853611722.86$148.22/mo
Richmond County491,13353832.79$169.51/mo
Rockland County339,02256828.14$184.91/mo
Saratoga County238,797612723.18$149.05/mo
Schenectady County160,09357823.30$149.72/mo
Schoharie County29,93663222.87$148.05/mo
Schuyler County17,92059221.56$144.55/mo
Seneca County33,90057621.88$145.53/mo
St. Lawrence County107,733584023.28$149.65/mo
Steuben County92,599591121.56$144.56/mo
Suffolk County1,525,46545122.68$164.67/mo
Sullivan County79,658661823.46$155.46/mo
Tioga County48,56760521.75$144.54/mo
Tompkins County104,777581021.88$145.52/mo
Ulster County182,319612026.70$175.62/mo
Warren County65,59957623.30$149.72/mo
Washington County61,50461823.00$148.73/mo
Wayne County91,125591023.21$147.34/mo
Westchester County990,427611729.50$162.25/mo
Wyoming County40,679651322.36$146.41/mo
Yates County24,80858321.88$145.51/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

New York's main fuel used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They generate 61,974,501.42 megawatt hours, or 48.59% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. Conventional Hydroelectric and Nuclear make up 21.76% and 21.33% of electricity production, respectively. Emissions in the state average 1,737.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 49th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita. A total of 34,198,781,527.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions are from the state. This is enough to rank 15th highest in the country for total emissions from electricity consumption. New York is home to 767 electricity plants, which is the 3rd highest in the country and 23rd most when counting power plants per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
48.59%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
21.76%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
21.33%
WIND
Wind
4.02%
SOLAR
Solar
2.03%
OTHER
Other
2.26%

New York Net Metering

There are 99 companies in New York offering electricity. Of those 99, 14 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

There are 19 companies in New York that reported energy loss. Combined, these 19 companies average a yearly energy loss of 2.42% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.87%, resulting in a rank of 13th best in the US for New York in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to encourage solar panel installs at private residences can do this by passing rebates for solar panel purchases and tax incentives. New York offers up to ,an astounding, $5000 state tax credit for solar installation for private residences. The state has rebates of $500 or less available to most consumers. Fortunately, New York offers a 100% tax exemption to consumers.. The state extends a 100% sales tax exemption to anyone who purchase private solar panels. This is a win for people in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Statewide initiatives are a big part of whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity production. These stipulations are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Electricity companies in the state of New York are required to generate at least 25% of their electrical output using renewable fuel types. Also, the state has a low income solar program in place to enable low income households to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in New York, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in New York

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in New York

What is the cheapest electricity company in New York?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Rouses Power3.771,343
2Penn Yan, New York Electric Utility4.353,094
3Andover, New York Electric Utility4.47597
4Spencerport Electric4.592,903
5Mohawk Municipal Commission4.671,313
6Wellsville Power4.922,580
7Watkins Electric5.211,469
8Plattsburgh Electric5.2310,136
9Frankfort Electric5.511,666
10Tupper Lake, New York Electric Utility5.623,409

Does New York have a deregulated electricity market?

New York has a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.

Where does New York get its electricity?

The main fuels used for electricity generation in New York are Natural Gas, Conventional Hydroelectric and Nuclear, making up 48.59%, 21.76% and 21.33% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in New York?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in New York in 2024 is 22.48 cents.

How many electric companies offer service in New York?

New York is home to 99 electricity companies serving customers in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in New York?

The largest electricity provider in New York by total customer count is Con Edison.

What is the average electric bill in New York?

The New York average electric bill is $127 so far in 2024.

How many power plants are located in New York?

There are 767 electricity plants in New York.

What power companies offer service in New York?

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-05-29