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Electricity In District of Columbia
- Total Consumption9,688,482 MWh / 13.73 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions3,971,159,017 kg
- Total Production211,897 MWh / 0.3 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in District of Columbia
District of Columbia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.
Energy Profile of District of Columbia
District of Columbia's Electricity Prices and Usage
District of Columbia’s electricity rate in 2021 averages 12.72 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 4.58% below the national average rate of 13.33 cents. This makes District of Columbia the 31st best priced state in the United States based on average electricity rate. There are over 30 electric providers that operate in the state, but because of the electricity market regulations in place residents have only one or two supplier options determined by their geographic location. The state emitted 3,971,159,017.4 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases from electricity use, making them the 46th worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 equivalent output. Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold. The state has the 50th highest population in the US, with 705,749 citizens residing within its borders. Generating 0.3 megawatt hours per citizen living in the state, District of Columbia ranks as the 52nd highest per capita producer of electricity in the country.
Electricity Providers in District of Columbia
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company||11.89||75.95||1,938,024||230,396,947||1,607,029,228.55|
|Clean Choice Energy||12.95||82.88||54,937||7,114,900||33,483,239.67|
|Star Energy Partners||10.28||93.96||42,080||4,325,300||23,245,421.36|
|Major Energy Electric Services||12.19||79.55||13,640||1,663,000||9,020,858.62|
|Public Power LLC||15.15||115.82||9,575||1,451,000||8,250,246.39|
Power Plants in District of Columbia
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
US GSA Heating and TransmissionUS GSA Heating and Transmission (100.00%)
AOC, Capitol Power PlantArchitect of the Capitol, Capitol Power Plant (100.00%)
DC Water CHPDC Water (100.00%)
|Other Biomass Gas||53,808||28,189,684.41||523.89|
Ross Hall Central Utility PlantThe George Washington University (100.00%)
JBAB - Washington DCExelon Corporation (100.00%)Exelon Corporation (100.00%)
IGS CC, LLCGreenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation (100.00%)
NationalsTerraform Arcadia (100.00%)
The state of District of Columbia had a 1.80% rise in CO2 equivalent pollution from electricity use during the previous year.
District of Columbia has seen a year over year increase of 50.83% for electricity generation using solar power.
There was a 27.19% rise in the burning of non-renewable electricity sources over the last year in District of Columbia.
The average District of Columbia citizen uses 13.73 megawatt hours of electricity each year, which ranks the state as the 19th highest state for electricity consumption per person.
District of Columbia produces 16,366.4 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 47th in the country for total megawatt hours generated by solar power sources.
District of Columbia consumes 4472.27% more megawatt hours than it produces.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|District of Columbia||705,749||4 providers||6||11.89||$75.95/mo|
The state of District of Columbia’s top fuel type used for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They generate 143,121.83 megawatt hours, or 67.54% of the total production in the state, from this fuel. Other Biomass Gas and Solar make up 24.73% and 7.72% of electricity production respectively. Releasing 3,971,159,017.4 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases a year, the state ranks 46th highest in the United States for total emissions from electricity production. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the state, which amounts to 5,626.87 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases per person per year. This measurement ranks District of Columbia as the 18th highest polluting state in the nation. District of Columbia has the 51st highest amount of power plants of any state in the US, with 7 total plants. This equates to the 51st most plants per capita in the United States.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in District of Columbia
Where does District of Columbia get its electricity?
The main fuel sources used for electricity production in District of Columbia are Natural Gas, Other Biomass Gas and Solar, making up 67.54%, 24.73% and 7.72% respectively.
What is the average electricity rate in District of Columbia?
Anything below the District of Columbia average of 12.72 cents per kilowatt hour should be considered a good rate. The rates in the state range from 6.65 cents to 50.00 cents per kilowatt hour, with MidAmerican Energy currently having the lowest rates.