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About Con Edison’s Rates

Winter Bill Outlook

Colder weather typically means higher gas and electric bills. But this winter, the increase may be more than usual.

Residential gas bills may go up about 32% more than last winter. Residential electric bills may go up about 22% more for customers in NYC and 27% more for customers in Westchester County.

Small commercial customers’ bills may go up about 23% more, and large commercial customers’ bills may go up about 28% more.

Why Will My Bills Be Higher This Year?

One key reason is rising energy supply costs, which are affecting people across the country. Disruptions in the global supply chain have driven up the already-high cost of natural gas, which is burned to produce electricity. Weather conditions and your individual usage also affect your bill.

Here’s how supply costs for New York City customers have changed over the last 12 months.

What Can I Do to Lower Winter Bills?

We know it’s frustrating to receive energy bills that are higher than usual. We want to help.

Here are a few easy ways you can manage higher bills now:

  • Spread payments out evenly across the year. Avoid large month-to-month changes in energy costs with a Level Payment Plan.
  • Check your benefits. You may qualify for governmental assistance and payment relief. Plus, if you’re enrolled in at least one eligible assistance program, you may be able to get discounts on your energy bills through our Energy Affordability Program.
  • Go energy efficient. Get discounted lights, thermostats, and other appliances through our Marketplace, exclusive to our customers.
  • Understand how you use energy (and how you can save). Log in to My Account for an in-depth look at your hourly energy use.
  • Get free tips. Start with our free seasonal tips, then use our Home Energy Analysis tool to get personalized suggestions for how you can live more efficiently and cut costs this winter—and all year long.

Bill Impacts Outlined in the Joint Agreement

A large part of the rate increase is driven by taxes, most notably City of New York property taxes, which are now $1.9B as of financial year 2019–2020 and continue to increase every year.

Electric Bill Impacts
2022

  • NYC residential electric customer using 300 kilowatt hours would increase $3.03 to $82.86, an increase of 3.8%.
  • Westchester residential electric customer using 450 kilowatt hours would increase $4.34 to $115.68, an increase of 3.9%.
  • Small commercial electric customer using 600 kilowatt hours would increase $6.67 to $165.80, an increase of 4.2%.
  • Medium commercial electric customer using 10,800 kilowatt hours with a peak demand of 30 kilowatts would increase $62.50 to $1,966.60, an increase of 3.3%.

2021

  • NYC residential electric customer using 300 kilowatt hours would increase $3.40 to $79.83, an increase of 4.5%.
  • Westchester residential electric customer using 450 kilowatt hours would increase $4.88 to $111.34, an increase of 4.6%.
  • Small commercial electric customer using 600 kilowatt hours would increase $7.40 to $159.13, an increase of 4.9%.
  • Medium commercial electric customer using 10,800 kilowatt hours with a peak demand of 30 kilowatts would increase $70.59 to $1,904.10, an increase of 3.9%.

2020

  • NYC residential electric customer using 300 kilowatt hours would increase $2.86 to $76.43, an increase of 3.9%.
  • Westchester residential electric customer using 450 kilowatt hours would increase $4.17 to $106.46, an increase of 4.1%.
  • Small commercial electric customer using 600 kilowatt hours would increase $6.46 to $151.73, an increase of 4.4%.
  • Medium commercial electric customer using 10,800 kilowatt hours with a peak demand of 30 kilowatts would increase $42.44 to $1,833.51, an increase of 2.4%.

Gas Bill Impacts
2022

  • Residential customer with gas for cooking using 5 therms on average per month would increase $2.13 to $35.30, an increase of 6.4%.
  • Residential customer with gas for heating using 100 therms on average per month would increase $12.87 to $191.05, an increase of 7.2%.

2021

  • Residential customer with gas for cooking using 5 therms on average per month would increase $2.45 to $33.17, an increase of 8.0%.
  • Residential customer with gas for heating using 100 therms on average per month would increase $14.44 to $178.18, an increase of 8.8%.

2020

  • Residential customer with gas for cooking using 5 therms on average per month would increase $2.72 to $30.72, an increase of 9.7%.
  • Residential customer with gas for heating using 100 therms on average per month would increase $11.36 to $163.74, an increase of 7.5%.