Electricity In District of Columbia
- Total Consumption10,045,712 MWh / 14.23 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption4,029,208,821 kg
- Total Production216,853 MWh / 0.31 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.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of District of Columbia
District of Columbia's Electricity Prices and Usage
District of Columbia’s residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 13.05 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 4.18% below the national average rate of 13.62 cents. This makes District of Columbia the 32nd best priced state in the United States based on average electricity rate. There are over 0 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 ranks as the 46th worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 output, with over 4,029,208,820.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity use. Citizens in the state consume roughly 4532.50% more electricity than is generated. The state is the 50th largest state in the nation, with a population of 705,749. About 36.12% of the states’ electricity is generated from renewable fuels, ranking them as the 51st highest state for total sustainable electricity generation.
Residential Electricity Providers in District of Columbia
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||12.19||77.79||1,961,878||239,205,659|
Power Plants in District of Columbia
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/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%)
|Washington||Other Biomass Gas||55,329||28,892,347.92||522.19|
JBAB - Washington DCExelon Corporation (100.00%)
NationalsTerraForm Power (100.00%)
In the past 12 months, District of Columbia experienced a 0.58% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.
District of Columbia saw a 0.47% rise in the state’s population over the previous 12 months.
District of Columbia generates 0.31 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 52nd highest producer per capita in the nation.
The state of District of Columbia had a 1.05% increase in CO2 pollution from electricity use during the course of the past year.
District of Columbia uses non-renewable sources to produce 0.2 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 51st highest state for non-renewable generation per capita.
Residents of District of Columbia use 14.23 megawatt hours per year each, which is 18th in the nation in electricity consumption per person.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|District of Columbia||705,749||7||6||14.68||$122.27/mo|
The state of District of Columbia’s top fuel type used for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They generate 138,493.11 megawatt hours, or 63.86% of the total production in the state, from this fuel. Other Biomass Gas and Solar make up 24.95% and 11.17% of electricity production, respectively. As the 46th worst ranked state in the United States, the state emits 4,029,208,820.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 19th worst in the US for pollution per resident. District of Columbia has the 51st highest amount of power plants of any state in the US, with 6 total plants. This equates to the 51st most plants per capita in the United States.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in District of Columbia
How many power plants are within District of Columbia?
There are 6 electricity plants in District of Columbia
What is the average electric bill in District of Columbia?
The District of Columbia average electric bill is $92 so far in 2022, and the nationwide average is $122.
How much does electricity cost in District of Columbia?
The average electric rate in District of Columbia is 13.05 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Potomac Electric Power Company, at 12.19 cents per kilowatt hour.
What electricity company is the largest supplier in District of Columbia?
The largest electricity provider in District of Columbia by total revenue is Potomac Electric Power Company.
Does District of Columbia have a deregulated electricity market?
No, the state has a regulated market, where residents’ electricity company options are usually determined by their location or state legislation.
Where does District of Columbia get its electricity?
Natural Gas is the main fuel used for electricity production in District of Columbia, accounting for 63.86% of production. In addition, Other Biomass Gas makes up 24.95% and Solar accounts for 11.17%.
What electricity companies offer service in District of Columbia?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Potomac Electric Power Company||273,650|
What is the cheapest electricity company in District of Columbia?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Potomac Electric Power Company||12.19||273,650|