Electricity in New York

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in New York

  • Population
    see rank
    20,201,249
  • Total Production
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    125,226,024 MWh / 6.2 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    141,407,902 MWh / 7 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    35,139,773 MWh / 1.74 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    34,824,523,909 kg / 1,723.88 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    90,086,251 MWh / 4.46 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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.216/kWh$0.169/kWh$157.79/mo.$81.61/mo.
44th20.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New York
25th$120.19Average residential monthly electricity bill for New York Residents

Energy Profile of New York

New York's Electricity Prices and Usage

The New York residential electricity rate in 2022 currently averages 20.05 cents per kilowatt hour and the US average price is 13.99 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 60 providers that service the state. New York has had a 3.86% decline in the past 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production. Con Edison sells 20,987,682 megawatt hours in the state each year, more than any other electricity provider. The state has 20,201,249 residents, which is the 4th largest population for a state in the United States. In the past 12 months, coal usage for the purpose of electricity generation in the state has decreased by 100.00%.

Electricity plans in New York

There are 20639 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

Residential

  • Rate 17.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

All New York Plans

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 11.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in New York

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Con EdisonBUNDLED27.31103.8211,458,7243,129,650,0003,183,393.27
National GridBUNDLED16.16105.7110,597,4801,712,086,7996,203,910.01
Long Island Power AuthorityBUNDLED22.75175.469,486,2002,158,534,5441,457,414.55
New York State Electric & GasBUNDLED13.59102.046,170,361838,464,84486,675
Rochester Gas and ElectricBUNDLED14.0699.022,366,882332,716,0001,569
Central Hudson Gas and ElectricBUNDLED20.96145.361,817,377380,909,00068,373
Orange & RocklandBUNDLED20.42136.21,105,190225,628,004
Ambit EnergyENERGY5.7942.431,031,80359,731,000
Reliant EnergyENERGY8.7963.08259,51222,818,000
Fairport ElectricBUNDLED5.7273.54250,38714,318,400

Power Plants in New York

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Niagara County Conventional Hydroelectric 16,425,549
Oswego County Nuclear 16,193,495
James A FitzpatrickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Oswego County Nuclear 7,397,717
St. Lawrence County Conventional Hydroelectric 7,314,309
Bethlehem Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
Albany County Natural Gas 5,305,2981,961,012,863.18369.63Yes
Cricket Valley EnergyCricket Valley Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Dutchess County Natural Gas 5,003,9881,844,623,577.72368.63
Wayne County Nuclear 4,727,764
CPV Valley Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Orange County Natural Gas 4,332,8881,604,818,318.91370.38
Fort Salonga CDP Natural Gas 3,949,1472,306,388,934.14584.02Yes
Sithe Independence StationVistra Energy (100.00%)
Oswego County Natural Gas 3,522,189.311,264,194,454.18358.92

Quick Facts

The monthly residential electricity bill average in New York is $120.19 compared to the US average bill of $123.86. New York customers enjoy a 2.97% lower average bill each month compared to the rest of the country.

New York produces 1,235,819.39 megawatt hours from solar energy, making it 17th in the United States for total megawatt hours produced using solar power.

New York ranks 3rd in hydroelectric power production, generating 27,591,578.53 megawatt hours a year from hydroelectric plants.

New York is the 11th ranked generator of nuclear power electricity in the nation.

Customers living in New York consume a grand total of 141,400,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs.

New York is the 49th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita. The state emits 1,723.88 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County314,84811117.80$119.59/mo
Allegany County46,4561516.01$110.02/mo
Bronx County1,472,654825.74$128.04/mo
Broome County198,6831115.16$106.40/mo
Cattaraugus County77,0421415.62$112.26/mo
Cayuga County76,2481215.45$107.69/mo
Chautauqua County127,65716215.50$111.96/mo
Chemung County84,1481414.99$105.36/mo
Chenango County47,2201514.60$105.20/mo
Clinton County79,84313115.54$107.96/mo
Columbia County61,5701316.33$112.14/mo
Cortland County46,8091216.26$110.74/mo
Delaware County44,3081114.84$104.06/mo
Dutchess County295,91112119.69$133.60/mo
Erie County954,23613115.92$109.45/mo
Essex County37,38112116.03$109.91/mo
Franklin County47,55512116.68$112.55/mo
Fulton County53,324816.81$113.08/mo
Genesee County58,388916.81$113.13/mo
Greene County47,93112119.71$133.65/mo
Hamilton County5,1071116.38$111.21/mo
Herkimer County60,1391515.77$109.88/mo
Jefferson County116,72110116.81$113.07/mo
Kings County2,736,0747125.11$125.30/mo
Lewis County26,5828316.81$113.08/mo
Livingston County61,8341216.10$110.29/mo
Madison County68,01614115.28$107.93/mo
Monroe County759,44314116.19$110.81/mo
Montgomery County49,532816.81$113.08/mo
Nassau County1,395,7742322.58$174.13/mo
New York County1,694,2518125.68$128.93/mo
Niagara County212,66611316.63$112.32/mo
Oneida County232,12514116.48$111.83/mo
Onondaga County476,51613116.51$111.81/mo
Ontario County112,45812115.75$109.00/mo
Orange County401,31015220.58$141.46/mo
Orleans County40,343916.81$113.04/mo
Oswego County117,5258416.81$113.08/mo
Otsego County58,52413114.71$105.56/mo
Putnam County97,66812116.35$113.53/mo
Queens County2,405,46411424.79$127.69/mo
Rensselaer County161,13011116.30$110.98/mo
Richmond County495,7478125.78$128.35/mo
Rockland County338,3299220.79$143.71/mo
Saratoga County235,5091116.67$112.44/mo
Schenectady County158,061816.81$113.08/mo
Schoharie County29,71413116.25$110.48/mo
Schuyler County17,8981214.53$107.93/mo
Seneca County33,81410115.16$106.42/mo
St. Lawrence County108,5059116.76$112.82/mo
Steuben County93,5841214.54$107.99/mo
Suffolk County1,525,9203822.82$175.72/mo
Sullivan County78,6241416.60$115.73/mo
Tioga County48,4551515.03$105.55/mo
Tompkins County105,74011115.16$106.40/mo
Ulster County181,8511219.76$134.00/mo
Warren County65,7378116.81$113.08/mo
Washington County61,30211116.46$111.69/mo
Wayne County91,28311215.61$108.57/mo
Westchester County1,004,45711222.32$120.90/mo
Wyoming County40,5311515.43$108.20/mo
Yates County24,7741115.15$106.33/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

New York's main fuel used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They generate 57,055,184.74 megawatt hours, or 45.56% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. Nuclear and Conventional Hydroelectric make up 24.87% and 22.03% of electricity production, respectively. Emissions in the state average 1,723.88 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 34,824,523,908.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions are from the state. This is enough to rank 16th highest in the country for total emissions from electricity consumption. New York is home to 60 electricity plants, which is the 12th highest in the country and 50th most when counting power plants per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
45.56%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
24.87%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
22.03%
WIND
Wind
3.50%
SOLAR
Solar
0.99%
OTHER
Other
3.05%

New York Net Metering

There are 62 companies in New York offering electricity. Of those 62, 13 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 14 companies in New York that reported energy loss. Combined, these 14 companies average a yearly energy loss of 2.03% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 9th 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 Energy in New York

What is the cheapest electricity company in New York?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Rouses Power3.281,350
2Penn Yan, New York Electric Utility4.143,099
3Watkins Electric4.191,451
4Skaneateles, New York Electric Utility4.231,646
5Spencerport Electric4.312,926
6Andover, New York Electric Utility4.37598
7Mohawk Municipal Commission4.591,324
8Plattsburgh Electric4.6910,141
9Frankfort Electric4.741,671
10Hamilton Electric4.931,703

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, Nuclear and Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 45.56%, 24.87% and 22.03% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in New York?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in New York in 2022 is 20.05 cents.

How many electric companies offer service in New York?

New York is home to 62 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 $120 so far in 2022.

How many power plants are located in New York?

There are 60 electricity plants in New York.

What power companies offer service in New York?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30