Monthly Average Retail Price of Electricity - Commercial

Notes about the content on this page:

  • Last updated: 9/06/2019
  • Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Electric Power MonthlyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
  • Enery Information Administration data released approximately 2.5 months after month ends.
  • The average price per kilowatt-hour represents the total bill divided by the kilowatt-hour usage. The total bill is the sum of all items appearing on an electricity bill such as fixed costs, variable rate per kWh, taxes, surcharges, late fees, and even credits for rebates.
  • Energy price inquiries should be addressed to Matt Milford at matthew.milford@nyserda.ny.gov, or 518-862-1090, ext. 3416

New York - Statewide

Prices are cents per Kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh).
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
January 13.0 14.4 13.9 13.4 14.6 16.4 14.8 14.5 15.5 15.2 15.5
February 13.1 13.6 13.4 13.6 16.0 17.5 15.5 14.3 15.2 15.3 15.1
March 12.9 13.4 14.2 13.6 15.1 16.9 14.7 14.3 14.8 14.8 14.3
April 13.1 13.4 13.8 13.8 14.5 14.9 14.0 14.5 15.0 15.5 13.7
May 13.4 13.7 14.6 13.6 14.5 15.0 14.4 14.6 15.6 16.3 14.3
June 14.8 15.1 16.0 15.1 15.8 16.4 15.9 15.9 17.0 17.3 16.3
July   16.1 16.1 15.7 16.2 16.7 16.7 16.5 17.3 17.9 16.2
August   15.5 16.0 15.6 16.0 16.4 16.2 15.3 17.1 16.9 16.6
September   16.1 16.1 15.8 16.1 16.8 16.5 16.2 16.7 16.0 16.6
October   15.0 15.0 14.9 15.3 15.8 15.2 15.1 15.7 16.2 16.0
November   13.8 13.9 14.0 14.0 15.3 13.7 14.3 14.6 15.9 14.5
December   13.1 13.5 13.8 13.9 14.9 14.5 14.5 14.4 15.7 15.4