The New York Grid
New York is a powerhouse of a state. New York harbor has a petroleum storage capacity of 75 million barrels and the Niagra power plant produces 2353 megawatts of electricity. (Nuclear is the state’s largest power source, but renewables are a close second!) Registering an extremely low per capita usage, New Yorkers also seem to be particularly good at conserving electricity. Nevertheless, they seem to be paying exceptionally high rates for their electricity.
If you live in New York and you’re still buying electricity from your local utility, you may be able to cut down on your costs by switching energy retailers. This relatively painless switch is low-risk and could end up providing big benefits.