How to Read Your Bill

Whether you buy your energy from an energy service company or from Con Edison, you’ll get your charges on one itemized bill. The three main components of your gas and electric costs are supplydelivery, and taxes.

Supply

We buy the energy you use in the competitive, wholesale supply market. We pass our costs on to you, without taking a profit—what we pay, you pay. If you purchase energy from an Energy Service Companyyou’ll see your cost savings in the unregulated supply portion of your bill.

Delivery

Delivery rates are set by state regulatory agencies and aren’t subject to market changes. This revenue lets us maintain and upgrade our electric and gas distribution systems, and keep our service safe and reliable. 

Taxes

Local, state, and federal taxes are applied to both the supply and delivery portions of your energy bill.

Energy Cost Breakdown

A pie chart showing how much each type of charge takes up in your total energy cost.
  • Your energy cost is made up of taxes, delivery, and supply.

Typical Monthly Electric Bill

  • NYC residential customer using 300 kilowatt hours (kWh): $78.52
  • Westchester residential customer using 450 kWh: $109.64
  • Commercial customer using 10,800 kWh/month with peak demand of 30 kW: $2,042.29

Typical Monthly Gas Bill

  • Residential customer using natural gas for cooking only: $26
  • Residential customer using natural gas for heating: $142.31
  • Commercial customer averaging 327 therms/month: $355.17

Sample Bills

Residential and Small Business

Small Business with Unbilled Demand Registration

Large Commercial (under 50 kW)

Large Commercial (50+ kW)