Monthly Average Retail Price of Electricity - Residential

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.
  • EIA 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 17.3 17.8 17.3 16.5 19.3 19.5 18.0 16.8 17.3 17.1 17.1
February 17.6 18.2 17.5 16.8 19.8 21.7 19.0 16.6 17.5 17.9 17.0
March 16.9 17.5 17.0 16.9 19.0 20.9 18.3 16.7 17.6 18.0 16.7
April 17.6 18.0 17.3 17.4 17.8 19.6 17.8 16.7 17.5 19.0 16.9
May 17.4 18.5 18.5 17.7 18.1 20.6 18.6 17.4 18.4 19.1 17.2
June 18.6 19.3 18.8 17.9 18.8 20.9 19.3 18.3 19.1 19.1 18.5
July   19.4 18.8 17.9 18.7 20.3 20.0 18.5 19.3 19.6 19.1
August   19.0 18.6 18.0 18.4 19.5 19.2 18.2 19.3 19.0 18.5
September   19.3 18.8 18.4 18.4 19.4 19.6 19.0 18.8 20.1 18.8
October   19.3 18.7 18.3 18.3 19.4 18.9 18.4 18.8 18.4 19.2
November   18.2 17.8 17.7 18.2 19.5 18.5 17.4 17.9 18.3 17.0
December   17.3 17.0 17.2 17.5 19.3 18.2 17.5 17.3 17.7 17.8