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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.

Rates for New York, New York

Home and business owners in New York, 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 RateMost Popular
Rate per kWh
7.89¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Clearview Energy

Clear Green Guarantee 12

100% Renewable Sources
Plan Details
Home Security BundleHome Security Bundle
Rate per kWh
8.59¢
Plan Length
30 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821

Constellation

30 Month Electricity Plan Includes Starter Package

Free Home Security System ($199 Value)
Plan Details
Rate per kWh
7.99¢
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821

Constellation

36 Month Electricity Plan - NYC

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
8.29¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821

Constellation

12 Month Electricity Plan - NYC

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
8.49¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821

Constellation

12 Month Green Electricity Plan - NYC

100% Renewable Sources
Plan Details

Solar Score for New York City, NY

New York City, NY Solar Score: 51

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the 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

Locations

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Research

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