Your Con Ed electric bill consists of two main components: delivery and supply. The delivery portion of your bill is associated with the actual costs involved to transport electricity over Con Edison’s distribution grid to your home or business. The supply is the actual electricity that is consumed. Deregulation of the energy industry means that you are no longer obligated to purchase your electric supply from your local utility company. A consumer can negotiate directly with ESCOs in order to find a product that best fits their needs.
You will always purchase delivery from Con Edison, and the delivery rates that you pay will be the same, regardless of whether you purchase your electric supply from an ESCO or not.