Residential Electric

Typical Electricity Bill Data for Residential NYSEG Customers

Interested in what comprises a typical residential electricity bill? The graphs below compare average monthly electricity bills over the last 10 years for residential customers who purchased their electricity supply from NYSEG.

Monthly Residential Electricity Cost 

Based on average use of 600 kilowatt-hours per month

The data in the above chart is based on average usage for a typical customer. Individual bills will vary depending on specific usage.

Some additional information about the average cost data

Delivery charge: What you pay NYSEG to transport electricity to your home over our power lines.

  • The delivery charge includes Revenue Decoupling Mechanism (RDM) and Transition charges. The RDM is a charge or credit on your bill that reflects the difference between forecast and actual delivery service revenues by service classification to encourage the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable technologies. The Transition Charge reflects the costs of making the electricity industry more competitive and may be a charge or credit.

Supply charge: What you pay for the electricity purchased on your behalf by NYSEG.

  • NYSEG makes no profit on your electricity supply costs. The supply charge also includes a Merchant Function Charge (MFC), which represents the administrative costs for NYSEG to obtain electricity supply on your behalf.

Surcharges: What you pay in state mandated charges, including:

  • Taxes: Includes the collection of Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) imposed by New York State and/or some local municipalities, where applicable.
  • System Benefits Charge (SBC), which is used to fund energy efficiency programs, provide assistance for low income customers and energy research.

Want to learn more?

View a ten-year comparison for NYSEG residential natural gas customers here .

View a  sample bill.

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