Electric and gas bills expected to be higher this winter
From the New York State Department of Public Service:
For the 2021-22 winter season, in general, electric and natural gas bills are expected to be higher on average than last year. An average residential electric customer using 600 kWh of electricity per month is expected to pay about $43 per month for supply. Natural gas bills are projected to be about 21% higher than last year. The average residential natural gas customer, using 740 therms of natural gas from November through March, is expected to pay about $935 in total for gas supply. The gas increase is mostly attributed to an increase in natural gas supply prices and anticipated higher usage due to potential colder weather. Actual bill impacts will vary by utility and with the weather: a colder than normal winter will cause usage and bills to increase.
To learn more about managing utility costs and consumer protections, visit the NYS Department of Public Service.