As the New York Summer Heats Up, So Do Electricity Bills

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Many New Yorkers may not even realize they HAVE a choice when it comes to electricity service

Temperatures won't be the only thing rising in New York City this summer. If history is any guide, electricity bills will be going up, too. In 2008 the average New Yorker's electricity bill jumped 53% from June to August due to higher usage and increasing rates.

Now, there's a way to fight rising electricity bills in New York's deregulated electricity market, and it can be done from a home computer. The free web site lets New Yorkers compare electricity prices and plans and order service for their specific address from a number of different providers.

"Many New Yorkers may not even realize they HAVE a choice when it comes to electricity service," says Chief Marketing Officer Chip Smith. "But ConEd is not the only provider in town. Other providers offer unique plans that can help stabilize electricity bills and promote a green planet."

Here's how it works: Type in an address and shows a list of providers and plans that serve that address. Select the desired plan and sign up for service right on the site with a few clicks of the mouse.

Electricity rates in New York are currently lower than they were last year at this time and people can lock in those rates to avoid market fluctuations with fixed rate plans available through

If green living is a priority, visitors to the site can select a plan where 100% of the electricity comes from renewable sources. provides the information and options needed to pick the right plan whether establishing service at a new address or comparing and ordering to reduce monthly bills.

Electricity plans are just the beginning. People can also compare and order to save on other home services such as natural gas, Internet, phone, TV service and more while at the site. In fact, some customers have saved over $100 a month just by selecting plans aligned with their current needs. is powered by WhiteFence, the nation's largest online comparison shopping site for home services.

"With so many companies offering different services in New York, it can be difficult to determine exactly who serves your specific address with electricity plans," Smith says. "New Yorkers can depend on to provide them with a comprehensive list of trusted service options, companies and plans."

ElectricityNY is a member of the WhiteFence Network, one of the most powerful online connection services available for consumers to order essential home services. Using WhiteFence, consumers can compare and order electricity, natural gas, television, phone, Internet and other home and move-related services. WhiteFence has helped millions of customers compare and order services from over 400 trusted providers.


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