Electricity Rates in New York

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in New York

  • Population
    see rank
    20,201,249
  • Total Production
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    125,916,582 MWh / 6.23 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    141,896,585 MWh / 7.02 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    36,073,738 MWh / 1.79 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    35,999,395,116 kg / 1,782.04 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
    see rank
    89,847,668 MWh / 4.45 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 December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.224/kWh$0.169/kWh$168.52/mo.$81.61/mo.
44th20.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New York
25th$124.63Average 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 2022 currently averages 20.83 cents per kilowatt hour and the US average price is 14.46 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. Throughout the past 12 months, New York has experienced a 1.01% rise in electricity production using renewable fuels rather than fossil fuels such as oil. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in New York is $124.63 per month, while the US average is $129.86. Power production facilities in the state generate 88.74% of the electricity consumed by the state's residents, so they must bring in the remaining 11.26%. With 2,992,478 total residential customers, Con Edison is the largest supplier in the state.

New York Electricity Plans

There are 6008 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 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

All New York Plans

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

New York Green 12

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  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 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 EdisonBUNDLED28.14105.7611,474,6393,228,763,0003,161,927
National GridBUNDLED17.25112.3310,601,1481,828,699,1965,631,405
PSEG Long IslandBUNDLED23.88183.349,451,5562,257,383,7501,396,251
New York State Electric & GasBUNDLED14.27106.636,185,419882,629,286124,967
Rochester Gas and ElectricBUNDLED14.52101.892,283,305331,443,0007,239
Central Hudson Gas and ElectricBUNDLED19.77154.662,064,106408,068,00082,998
Orange & RocklandBUNDLED21.72145.661,138,773247,385,480
Direct EnergyENERGY9.5470.04847,03280,834,400
Green Mountain EnergyENERGY13.3750.8376,74250,374,100
Fairport ElectricBUNDLED5.7273.54250,38714,318,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in New York

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Con EdisonBUNDLED24.63452.89,891,4362,435,874,0003,161,927
PSEG Long IslandBUNDLED21.501,237.278,572,0931,843,127,9351,396,251
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY5.641,973.117,893,919444,920,900
National GridBUNDLED13.18359.193,916,456516,194,1975,631,405
New York State Electric & GasBUNDLED13.41226.451,695,326227,411,038124,967
Marathon EnergyENERGY7.29422.97843,46161,516,800
Central Hudson Gas and ElectricBUNDLED17.53331.55824,189144,453,00082,998
Rochester Gas and ElectricBUNDLED14.79429.07719,144106,396,0007,239
Orange & RocklandBUNDLED13.78434.6652,65889,911,630
Hudson EnergyENERGY7.46482.25594,58844,328,700

Power Plants in New York

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Niagara County Conventional Hydroelectric 16,129,041
Oswego County Nuclear 15,513,900
St. Lawrence County Conventional Hydroelectric 7,560,912
James A FitzpatrickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Oswego County Nuclear 7,295,742
Cricket Valley EnergyCricket Valley Energy Holdings LLC (100.00%)
Dutchess County Natural Gas 5,350,8681,966,341,944.28367.48
Bethlehem Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
Albany County Natural Gas 4,919,4291,843,122,032.78374.66
CPV Valley Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Orange County Natural Gas 4,707,1861,749,256,340.75371.61
R E Ginna Nuclear Power PlantExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Wayne County Nuclear 4,696,274
Sithe Independence StationVistra Energy (100.00%)
Oswego County Natural Gas 3,978,916.721,428,124,438.44358.92
Astoria EnergyAstoria Energy LLC (100.00%)
New York Natural Gas 3,694,704.021,444,337,005.48390.92

Quick Facts

New York is the 4th largest state in the nation.

Consumers in New York use a grand total of over 141,800,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs.

New York produces approximately 0 megawatt hours of electricity with natural gas per resident living in the state. This is the 46th highest amount in the United States.

New York emits 1,782.04 kilograms per capita of CO2 emissions, compared to the nationwide average of 4,459.99.

With 1,528,360.3 megawatt hours produced from solar power and 20,201,249 consumers in New York, the state averages 0.08 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 34th in the nation.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, New York saw a 3.98% rise over the last year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County314,848641720.23$148.88/mo
Allegany County46,45668318.70$141.00/mo
Bronx County1,472,65456327.91$164.09/mo
Broome County198,68361317.82$137.14/mo
Cattaraugus County77,04268218.79$140.66/mo
Cayuga County76,24865318.12$138.71/mo
Chautauqua County127,65769518.73$140.53/mo
Chemung County84,14862317.66$135.97/mo
Chenango County47,2206817.61$135.49/mo
Clinton County79,843661318.22$138.25/mo
Columbia County61,5706618.89$142.19/mo
Cortland County46,80965518.87$140.65/mo
Delaware County44,3086117.64$135.42/mo
Dutchess County295,91164821.97$161.56/mo
Erie County954,23666818.55$139.68/mo
Essex County37,38165518.61$140.00/mo
Franklin County47,55565619.19$142.41/mo
Fulton County53,324601319.33$143.08/mo
Genesee County58,38861719.33$143.08/mo
Greene County47,93164521.99$161.66/mo
Hamilton County5,1076418.96$141.11/mo
Herkimer County60,13968918.94$140.73/mo
Jefferson County116,721622219.33$143.08/mo
Kings County2,736,074561327.91$164.09/mo
Lewis County26,582612319.31$143.00/mo
Livingston County61,83465118.71$140.83/mo
Madison County68,01667618.38$138.38/mo
Monroe County759,443671118.82$142.01/mo
Montgomery County49,53260319.33$143.08/mo
Nassau County1,395,77431223.69$181.87/mo
New York County1,694,25156627.91$164.09/mo
Niagara County212,66664919.19$142.25/mo
Oneida County232,125671219.16$142.26/mo
Onondaga County476,51666919.09$142.02/mo
Ontario County112,458651018.44$140.20/mo
Orange County401,310702122.93$172.24/mo
Orleans County40,34361219.32$143.07/mo
Oswego County117,525601919.33$143.08/mo
Otsego County58,52466117.70$135.74/mo
Putnam County97,66864118.92$143.63/mo
Queens County2,405,464601327.46$165.68/mo
Rensselaer County161,130641218.87$141.10/mo
Richmond County495,74756427.91$164.09/mo
Rockland County338,32959623.16$175.31/mo
Saratoga County235,509642119.21$142.38/mo
Schenectady County158,06160319.33$143.08/mo
Schoharie County29,71466218.92$141.04/mo
Schuyler County17,8986217.55$135.97/mo
Seneca County33,81460117.82$137.14/mo
St. Lawrence County108,505614019.31$143.00/mo
Steuben County93,58462717.55$135.98/mo
Suffolk County1,525,92043323.95$183.57/mo
Sullivan County78,624691319.17$146.49/mo
Tioga County48,45563417.69$136.15/mo
Tompkins County105,74061917.81$137.13/mo
Ulster County181,851641122.03$161.91/mo
Warren County65,73760519.33$143.08/mo
Washington County61,30264619.01$141.74/mo
Wayne County91,28362618.34$140.13/mo
Westchester County1,004,45764624.63$155.27/mo
Wyoming County40,53168518.16$138.63/mo
Yates County24,77461217.81$137.12/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

New York's main fuel used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They generate 59,676,918.86 megawatt hours, or 47.39% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. Conventional Hydroelectric and Nuclear make up 22.06% and 21.84% of electricity production, respectively. Emissions in the state average 1,782.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 48th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita. A total of 35,999,395,115.51 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 501 electricity plants, which is the 5th highest in the country and 29th most when counting power plants per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
47.39%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
22.06%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
21.84%
WIND
Wind
3.86%
SOLAR
Solar
1.21%
OTHER
Other
3.63%

New York Net Metering

There are 98 companies in New York offering electricity. Of those 98, 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 21 companies in New York that reported energy loss. Combined, these 21 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 Electricity 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, Conventional Hydroelectric and Nuclear, making up 47.39%, 22.06% and 21.84% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in New York?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in New York in 2022 is 20.83 cents.

How many electric companies offer service in New York?

New York is home to 98 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 $125 so far in 2022.

How many power plants are located in New York?

There are 501 electricity plants in New York.

What power companies offer service in New York?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-10-09