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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.

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We buy the energy you use in the competitive, wholesale supply market. We pass our costs on to you, without making a profit—what we pay, you pay. Energy supply costs vary and are affected by factors such as the weather, demand, and market trends.

If you purchase energy from an Energy Service Company, you’ll see your cost savings in the unregulated supply portion of your bill. 


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.


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

Energy Cost Breakdown

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  • Your energy cost is made up of taxes, delivery, and supply.

Average Monthly Bills in 2023*


  • NYC residential customer using 300 kilowatt hours (kWh): $104.46
  • Westchester residential customer using 600 kWh: $169.90
  • NYC commercial customer using 12,600 kWh: $3,625


  • NYC residential customer using 1,000 therms annually for heating: $208.37
  • NYC commercial customer on rate 1 using 4,000 therms annually: $489.19
  • NYC commercial customer on rate 2 using 400,000 therms annually for heating: $49,883.21

Sample Electric and Gas Bills

Residential bill

Small-medium business owner bill

Large business or property owner bill

*Your actual bill will vary based on your energy use, service classification, supply prices, weather, and other factors.