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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 Pricing:
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 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.

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
Constellation Energy7.3956.821,383,665102,286,0003,5877,603,873,000.51
Orange & Rockland18.47123.271,096,166202,503,392No DataIcon representing missing value.406,845,311.91
Ambit Energy 5.6639.781,055,92459,786,700No DataIcon representing missing value.291,267,826.47
Direct Energy11.8477.83709,15183,936,700No DataIcon representing missing value.235,402,932.08

Power Plants in New York

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Robert Moses NiagaraNew York Power Authority (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 16,812,9061,043,644,812.8562.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Nine Mile Point Nuclear StationLong Island Power Authority (9.00%)Exelon Corporation (45.51%)
Nuclear 16,292,404241,746,920.2114.84No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Indian Point 3Entergy Power (100.00%)
Nuclear 8,134,385103,690,200.0312.75No DataIcon representing missing value.4/2021
Indian Point 2Entergy Power (100.00%)
Nuclear 7,899,903188,924,820.1723.91No DataIcon representing missing value.4/2020
Robert Moses Power DamNew York Power Authority (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 7,497,076465,282,362.9362.06No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
James A FitzpatrickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Nuclear 6,810,479113,386,518.2216.65No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bethlehem Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,160,8341,907,879,428.14369.68YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
R E Ginna Nuclear Power PlantExelon Corporation (50.01%)
Nuclear 5,035,11377,264,237.6115.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CPV Valley Energy CenterCPV Valley, LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,621,4081,721,042,132.86372.41YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Cricket Valley Energy
Natural Gas 4,220,4751,568,055,331.64371.54No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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About 0 megawatt hours of electricity in New York are created a year using natural gas. This is 0 megawatt hours per consumer in the state per year.

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New York has seen its CO2 equivalent pollution on account of electricity consumption rise 8.35% over the last year.

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Residents of New York consume enough electricity to emit 1,765.91 kilograms per person of CO2 equivalent gases per year, which is the 50th highest amount of pollution from electricity consumption for a state in the US.

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The average monthly electricity cost in New York is 4.54% below the nationwide average monthly expense.

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New York has achieved a reduction of 1.28% in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production within the previous 12 months.

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New York generates 92.28% of their required electricity and must import the additional 7.72% from nearby states.

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Albany County305,50610 providers1512.27$82.11/mo
Allegany County46,09120 providers38.96$68.97/mo
Bronx County1,418,2071 provider726.31$106.57/mo
Broome County190,48815 providers48.72$79.92/mo
Cattaraugus County76,11722 providers310.02$82.22/mo
Cayuga County76,57610 providers310.23$81.73/mo
Chautauqua County126,90316 providers39.22$77.76/mo
Chemung County83,45611 providers610.52$88.26/mo
Chenango County47,20715 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.36$86.25/mo
Clinton County80,4857 providers1810.68$85.58/mo
Columbia County59,46115 providers113.98$99.24/mo
Cortland County47,58115 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.38$85.71/mo
Delaware County44,13516 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.00$92.38/mo
Dutchess County294,21816 providers816.27$117.63/mo
Erie County918,70217 providers1012.16$86.71/mo
Essex County36,8856 providers312.34$89.06/mo
Franklin County50,0226 providers812.30$88.40/mo
Fulton County53,3839 providers1011.34$80.65/mo
Genesee County57,28014 providers89.36$78.69/mo
Greene County47,18810 providers414.80$105.18/mo
Hamilton County4,4168 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.22$84.74/mo
Herkimer County61,31915 providers68.06$70.61/mo
Jefferson County109,8345 providers258.57$80.09/mo
Kings County2,559,9032 providers1826.12$108.96/mo
Lewis County26,29610 providers228.04$77.48/mo
Livingston County62,91415 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.91$78.99/mo
Madison County70,94117 providers79.44$83.32/mo
Monroe County741,77011 providers148.15$77.21/mo
Montgomery County49,22111 providers411.27$83.44/mo
Nassau County1,356,9247 providers1416.62$122.56/mo
New York County1,628,7063 providers1526.31$106.57/mo
Niagara County209,2818 providers1112.28$87.46/mo
Oneida County228,67112 providers158.01$74.51/mo
Onondaga County460,52816 providers99.59$78.36/mo
Ontario County109,77710 providers1010.80$84.73/mo
Orange County384,94015 providers2216.29$114.62/mo
Orleans County40,35210 providers49.02$80.04/mo
Oswego County117,12411 providers1811.64$85.06/mo
Otsego County59,49318 providers310.78$85.94/mo
Putnam County98,32013 providers116.16$104.66/mo
Queens County2,253,8585 providers1423.01$112.03/mo
Rensselaer County158,71414 providers1312.36$85.80/mo
Richmond County476,1431 provider426.31$106.57/mo
Rockland County325,7895 providers818.47$123.27/mo
Saratoga County229,8636 providers2212.58$86.83/mo
Schenectady County155,2998 providers112.35$83.08/mo
Schoharie County30,99911 providers211.89$91.68/mo
Schuyler County17,8079 providers19.96$88.07/mo
Seneca County34,0166 providers411.64$91.24/mo
St. Lawrence County107,74013 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.64$82.96/mo
Steuben County95,37914 providers69.70$81.94/mo
Suffolk County1,476,6015 providers4925.90$186.60/mo
Sullivan County75,43213 providers1414.99$106.51/mo
Tioga County48,20313 providers28.85$80.00/mo
Tompkins County102,18011 providers129.51$88.68/mo
Ulster County177,5738 providers916.51$118.15/mo
Warren County63,9442 providers413.30$88.22/mo
Washington County61,2046 providers612.87$88.73/mo
Wayne County89,9188 providers59.31$80.89/mo
Westchester County967,50612 providers1423.89$104.37/mo
Wyoming County39,85914 providers79.28$73.55/mo
Yates County24,9139 providers210.31$82.50/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 34,353,178,466.78 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases are emitted in the state of New York from electricity production. Additionally, the state ranks 50th highest in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important metric. Natural Gas makes up 42.42% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state of New York. When taken together with Nuclear (28.12%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (22.40%), these three fuel types account for 119,880,598.92 megawatt hours (or 92.95%) of the electricity generation in the state. New York has 586 power generation plants, which is the 4th highest number of plants within a state and the 30th highest rate of power plants per person in a state.

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
Other
2.71%

Net Metering

Roughly 13.87% 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 55 providers in New York that reported energy loss, including Con Edison, National Grid, and Long Island Power Authority. Combined, these 55 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

What is the average electric bill in New York?

The average electricity bill in New York in 2021 is $115 while the United States average is $120.

Where does New York get its electricity?

New York’s electricity is produced using mainly Natural Gas, which makes up 42.42% of the fuel used in the state.

How much does electricity cost in New York?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in New York in 2021 is 18.72 cents.