THE BRONX - Con Edison customers citywide are likely in for a shock every time they get their electric bill, according to a new report.

An analysis by AARP found that New Yorkers pay the highest electrical rates in the country. Recent numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the average residential rate in U.S. cities is 12.8 cents per kilowatt hour, but that Con Ed customers shell out 25.9 cents per kilowatt hour, up to 102-percent above average.

AARP says the high numbers show the need for a consumer utility advocate office in New York.