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Location: Albany, NY

Albany is the capital of New York and is located 150 miles north of NYC. Albany is on the west bank of the Hudson River and has a population over 97,856 as of the 2010 US census. The metro area of Albany includes suburbs of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs and has a total population of over 1.1 million people. Albany residents have had a choice in an energy supplier since 1996 when New York passed energy deregulation laws to increase competition and drive down rates. This means that Albany’s residents can choose who they want to supply their natural gas and electricity. However, the energy generation and delivery will still come from their utility. For more information on the Albany energy market, see the information below.

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Usage for Albany, New York

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

Rates for Albany, New York

Home and business owners in Albany, NY have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

Best Rate
Rate per kWh
5.09¢
Plan Length
6 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Clearview Energy

Clear Green Guarantee 6

Plan Details
Best Long Term
Rate per kWh
10.99¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Verde

Guaranteed Wind 12

Plan Details

Solar Score for Albany, NY

Albany, NY Solar Score: 45

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Albany, NY residents and businesses of 32/100. 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 Albany, NY

Albany, NY produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • 80% of the renewable energy produced in the state comes from hydroelectric power
    • ¾ of energy generation comes from natural gas and nuclear power
    • Most of the new renewable energy production comes from wind energy installations
    • Biomass and coal make up a small percentage of energy generation in NY

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Research

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