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Location: New York

New York passed Competitive Opportunities Case legislation in 1996 that deregulated their energy market and allowed independent electricity provides to enter the state. Even though New York was one of the first to deregulate their energy market, they still have the 7th highest rates in the country. Currently, only 24% of New Yorkers have switch to an independent electricity provider. Below you will find more information on the NY energy market.

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Usage for New York

Monthly average household energy usage in NY compared to the national average.

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Solar Score for New York

New York Solar Score: 24

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New York residents and businesses of 24/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:

    • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
    • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
    • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

Sources for New York

New York produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

  • More than half of New York residents heat their homes with natural gas
  • Nuclear power, natural gas and hydroelectricity provide over 90% of the electricity consumed in NY
  • About 80% of the renewable energy produced in NY comes from hydroelectric sources
  • There is no coal located in New York, coal is transported in from Pennsylvania


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