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Electricity In New York

  • Population19,453,561
  • Total Consumption139,774,907 MWh / 7.19 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions34,353,178,467 kg
  • Total Production128,980,053 MWh / 6.63 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New York

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.199/kWh$0.169/kWh$157.79/mo.$81.61/mo.
44th18.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New York
26th$114.65Average residential monthly electricity bill for New York Residents

Energy Profile of New York

New York's Electricity Prices and Usage

New York's average residential electricity rate in 2021 is 18.72 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 40.47% more than the United States average rate of 13.33 cents. New York ranks as the 44th best priced state in the United States by average electric rate. When shopping for electricity, customers have an abundance of options to compare for their electricity supplier due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. With a population of 19,453,561 citizens, the state is the 4th largest state by population in the United States. With annual generation of 128,980,053.48 megawatt hours, New York is the 7th largest generator of electricity in the nation. Overall, customers living within state use a grand total of over 139,700,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, which is the 6th highest amount for total electricity use by a state. Renewable fuel usage for electricity production has dropped by 3.04% over the course of the previous 12 months in New York.

Residential Electricity Providers in New York

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Con Edison27.07105.6211,313,2133,062,098,0003,005,46710,551,120,925.53
National Grid13.3088.2210,518,1641,399,114,3946,328,4149,228,812,145
Long Island Power Authority21.41170.069,748,6012,086,881,6761,466,316.368,182,519,886.6
New York State Electric & Gas11.8789.96,039,898717,085,868104,5953,554,053,662.71
Rochester Gas and Electric12.8989.962,523,225325,162,00020,1011,488,248,429.53
Central Hudson Gas and Electric17.61126.681,854,171326,609,00072,5631,239,235,973.69
Orange & Rockland18.47123.271,096,166202,503,392No DataIcon representing missing value.406,845,311.91
Ambit Energy5.6639.781,055,92459,786,700No DataIcon representing missing value.291,267,826.47
Fairport Electric5.5571.19248,45313,796,200No DataIcon representing missing value.99,491,172.39
Plattsburgh Electric4.6274.23169,2967,815,900No DataIcon representing missing value.124,351,943.61

Power Plants in New York

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Lewiston Conventional Hydroelectric 16,812,9061,043,644,812.8562.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Oswego County Nuclear 16,292,404241,746,920.2114.84No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Buchanan Nuclear 8,134,385103,690,200.0312.75No DataIcon representing missing value.4/2021
St. Lawrence County Conventional Hydroelectric 7,497,076465,282,362.9362.06No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
James A FitzpatrickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Oswego County Nuclear 6,810,479113,386,518.2216.65No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bethlehem Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
Albany County Natural Gas 5,160,8341,907,879,428.14369.68YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Ontario CDP Nuclear 5,035,11377,264,237.6115.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CPV Valley Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Orange County Natural Gas 4,621,4081,721,042,132.86372.41YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Cricket Valley EnergyCricket Valley Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Dutchess County Natural Gas 4,220,4751,568,055,331.64371.54No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Suffolk County Natural Gas 4,041,5972,304,578,807.17570.21YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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0 megawatt hours of electricity per person are produced using coal. This is 48th highest in the United States.

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New York consumers experience outages lasting on average 91.28 minutes per interruption, with roughly 0.94 outages a year.

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New York produces 71.73% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, resulting in a ranking of 14th worst for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

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The population of the state of New York fell by 0.45% over the previous 12 months.

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New York generates 28,895,701.44 megawatt hours from hydroelectric sources, which gives them a rank of 3rd highest hydroelectric generation in the US.

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New York is the 6th largest producer of megawatt hours produced using sustainable fuel sources.

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Albany County305,5067119.81$65.35/mo
Allegany County46,0911017.61$53.34/mo
Bronx County1,418,2074313.44$66.73/mo
Broome County190,488847.90$65.95/mo
Cattaraugus County76,117949.44$73.21/mo
Cayuga County76,576838.75$61.18/mo
Chautauqua County126,9031138.43$68.54/mo
Chemung County83,456878.60$61.17/mo
Chenango County47,20711No DataIcon representing missing value.9.04$76.62/mo
Clinton County80,4858159.02$63.44/mo
Columbia County59,461918.97$62.03/mo
Cortland County47,581818.54$69.89/mo
Delaware County44,1357No DataIcon representing missing value.9.95$70.01/mo
Dutchess County294,2188610.76$76.82/mo
Erie County918,702779.04$62.42/mo
Essex County36,885738.95$61.58/mo
Franklin County50,022799.06$60.85/mo
Fulton County53,383499.11$60.62/mo
Genesee County57,280868.76$66.79/mo
Greene County47,1888410.64$75.91/mo
Hamilton County4,4167No DataIcon representing missing value.9.06$60.68/mo
Herkimer County61,3191067.98$61.17/mo
Jefferson County109,8346268.27$67.19/mo
Kings County2,559,90341113.44$66.73/mo
Lewis County26,2965178.13$64.40/mo
Livingston County62,9148No DataIcon representing missing value.9.04$62.05/mo
Madison County70,9411069.02$70.99/mo
Monroe County741,770997.38$64.57/mo
Montgomery County49,221469.11$60.62/mo
Nassau County1,356,92431215.49$119.81/mo
New York County1,628,7064913.44$66.72/mo
Niagara County209,2817119.49$64.86/mo
Oneida County228,67110157.67$65.74/mo
Onondaga County460,528898.22$61.77/mo
Ontario County109,7778118.91$61.42/mo
Orange County384,940102210.85$73.60/mo
Orleans County40,352848.83$66.08/mo
Oswego County117,1244199.11$60.62/mo
Otsego County59,4939210.57$77.19/mo
Putnam County98,320819.06$64.33/mo
Queens County2,253,85851013.70$70.07/mo
Rensselaer County158,7147128.99$60.87/mo
Richmond County476,1434313.44$66.73/mo
Rockland County325,7895710.83$72.30/mo
Saratoga County229,8637229.20$61.53/mo
Schenectady County155,299439.11$60.62/mo
Schoharie County30,999929.69$73.35/mo
Schuyler County17,8077No DataIcon representing missing value.9.56$74.33/mo
Seneca County34,016638.63$61.18/mo
St. Lawrence County107,7404399.10$60.57/mo
Steuben County95,379858.84$71.68/mo
Suffolk County1,476,60133827.01$194.23/mo
Sullivan County75,43210109.17$64.11/mo
Tioga County48,203828.60$61.17/mo
Tompkins County102,180797.79$63.88/mo
Ulster County177,57381010.81$77.18/mo
Warren County63,944449.11$60.62/mo
Washington County61,204779.00$60.76/mo
Wayne County89,918748.88$61.46/mo
Westchester County967,5067812.21$65.70/mo
Wyoming County39,8591067.76$57.79/mo
Yates County24,913618.63$61.18/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 34,353,178,466.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released each year in New York because of electricity use. The state also ranks 50th highest in pollution per resident, averaging 1,765.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. Natural Gas is the primary fuel in the state of New York, with 42.42% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Nuclear (28.12%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Conventional Hydroelectric (22.40%). New York has the 4th most electricity producing plants of any state in the country, with 490 total plants. This translates to the 29th most plants per citizen in the US.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
42.42%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
28.12%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
22.40%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
3.52%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.83%
OTHER
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2.71%

New York Net Metering

Roughly 21.31% of the electric companies in New York offer net metering to their customers. At the state level, New York is known for good net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

There are 45 providers in New York that reported energy loss, including Con Edison, National Grid, and Long Island Power Authority. Combined, these 45 electricity providers average an annual energy loss of 2.28% of electricity generated. The national average for energy loss is 2.72%, resulting in a rank of 44th worst in the nation for New York in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to encouraging solar panel installs at private residences, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. New York offers up to ,an impressive, $5000 state tax credit for solar installation for private residences. Customers are able to apply for rebates of $500 or less for private solar panel purchases. Fortunately, New York offers a 100% tax exemption to residents.. The state provides a 100% sales tax exemption to residents who purchase solar. This is great for people in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enforced at the state level affect whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity providers who operate in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be produced from renewable fuel sources. Electricity companies in New York are required to generate at least 25% of their electrical output using renewable fuel types. Furthermore, low income solar programs are another way states encourage renewable fuels and New York is home to one such program.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in New York

How much does electricity cost in New York?

The average electricity rate in New York is 18.72 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Rouses Power, at 2.91 cents per kilowatt hour.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in New York?

By total customer count, Con Edison is the largest electricity company in New York.

How many power plants are located in New York?

There are 490 active power plants in New York

What is the average electric bill in New York?

The average electric bill in the state of New York in 2021 is $115 while the US average is $120.

How many electric companies offer service in New York?

New York has 61 electricity providers offering service in the area.

Where does New York get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity generation in New York is Natural Gas, making up 42.42% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Nuclear accounts for 28.12% and Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 22.40%.

Does New York have a deregulated electricity market?

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

What is the cheapest electricity company in New York?

Residential Rate RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Rate (¢)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.
1Rouses Power2.911,338
2Watkins Electric3.691,464
3Penn Yan, New York Electric Utility3.753,102
4Frankfort Electric3.851,670
5Skaneateles, New York Electric Utility4.181,631
6Mohawk Municipal Commission4.231,324
7Andover, New York Electric Utility4.36610
8Spencerport Electric4.572,888
9Brocton, New York Electric Utility4.59876
10Plattsburgh Electric4.6210,162

What electricity companies offer service in New York?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Con Edison2,857,256
2National Grid1,436,926
3Long Island Power Authority1,143,859
4New York State Electric & Gas745,395
5Rochester Gas and Electric324,791
6Central Hudson Gas and Electric248,935
7Orange & Rockland154,219
8Ambit Energy137,465
9Jamestown Board of Public Utility18,931
10Fairport Electric17,667

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14