National Grid Electricity Rates and Plans

National Grid is an electric utility company operating in New York. The company provides electricity and gas services to over 7 million customers in the state. National Grid's operations in New York are regulated by the New York Public Service Commission. The company has over 16,000 miles of transmission lines and 92,000 miles of distribution lines in the state. National Grid is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable energy to its customers in New York. The company also invests in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency programs to reduce its environmental impact. In 2020, National Grid announced a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.




National Grid Energy Sources

National Grid's energy comes from nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, wind, biomass, solar, and other fossil. Nuclear is the largest source of electricity, providing 42% of National Grid's energy. Natural Gas is the second largest source, making up 39%. Hydroelectric provides 11% of National Grid's electricity. Wind provides 4% of National Grid's electricity. Biomass provides 2% of National Grid's electricity. Solar provides 1% of National Grid's electricity. Other Fossil provides 1% of National Grid's electricity.




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National Grid Rates

The average electricity rate for National Grid customers is 14.89 cents/kWh. National Grid has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
SC1- Zone C Low Income RateFixed10¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone FTOU7¢ to 9¢
SC1- Zone DFixed11¢
SC1C (VTOU)- Zone BTOU8¢ to 10¢
SC1C (VTOU)- Zone FTOU10¢ to 13¢
SC1- Zone E Low Income RateFixed10¢
SC1- Zone A Low Income RateFixed10¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone ATOU10¢ to 13¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone ETOU6¢ to 8¢
SC1- Zone D Low Income RateFixed
SC1- Zone FFixed17¢
SC1C (VTOU)- Zone DTOU8¢ to 10¢
SC1C (VTOU)- Zone ETOU8¢ to 11¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone CTOU11¢ to 14¢
SC1C (TOU)- All Zones DelviveryTOU
SC1- Zone B Low Income RateFixed10¢
SC1- Zone AFixed13¢
SC1- Zone F Low Income RateFixed10¢
SC1C (VTOU)- Zone CTOU8¢ to 11¢
SC1- Zone CFixed13¢
SC1- Delivery Only ServiceFixed
SC1C (TOU)- Zone ETOU9¢ to 14¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone DTOU8¢ to 13¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone DTOU6¢ to 8¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone FTOU11¢ to 17¢
SC1- Zone BFixed13¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone BTOU6¢ to 8¢
SC1- Delivery Only Service Low Income RateFixed
SC1C (TOU)- Zone BTOU8¢ to 13¢
SC1C (VTOU)- Zone ATOU8¢ to 10¢
SC1- Zone EFixed13¢
SC1C (TOU)- Zone CTOU6¢ to 8¢

National Grid Electricity Plans

Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,150 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Verde Energy

New York Green 12

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National Grid Reliability

In 2021, the average National Grid customer lost electricity one time for a duration of 168 minutes. In total, the average National Grid customer had their electricity out for about 221 minutes during the whole year.


Existing Net metered Customers: Generally credited to customer's next bill at retail rate (except avoided-cost rate for micro-CHP and fuel cells); excess for residential PV and wind and farm-based biogas is reconciled annually at avoided-cost rate; excess for micro-hydro, non-residential wind and solar, and residential micro-CHP and fuel cells carries over indefinitely Phase One transition tariffs: Credits carried over to the next monthly billing period, and over annual periods, however unused credits will be forfeited at the end of the contract.

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