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Location: New York City, NY

New York City is the largest city in the United States with over 8 million residents. It is also home to the largest metro area in the US with over 23.7 million people living in the city. The city is composed of 5 boroughs and each is its own county. New York passed energy deregulation laws in the late 1990s that made the state’s utilities “unbundle” their generation, delivery and supply charges. Today, all New Yorkers can shop and compare their supply rates with competitors. For more information on New York City’s energy market, see the graphs below.

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Usage for New York City, New York

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

Location: New York, NY
Best Rate
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
6 mo.
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Sperian Energy

6 Month Fixed

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Best Green
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
6 mo.
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Clearview Energy

Clear Green Guarantee 6

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Best Long Term
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
24 mo.
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CenStar Energy

Guaranteed Power 24

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Solar Score for New York City, NY

New York City, NY Solar Score: 47

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New York City, NY residents and businesses of 37/100. 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 City, NY

New York City, 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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