Electricity in District of Columbia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in District of Columbia

  • Population
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    689,545
  • Total Production
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    218,240 MWh / 0.32 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    10,266,571 MWh / 14.89 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    81,704 MWh / 0.12 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    4,082,541,332 kg / 5,920.63 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    136,535 MWh / 0.2 MWh per capita
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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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.143/kWh$0.118/kWh$131.47/mo.$70.41/mo.
31st13.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of District of Columbia
3rd$94.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for District of Columbia Residents

Energy Profile of District of Columbia

District of Columbia's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in District of Columbia enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than many people around the US, with an average state electricity rate of 13.36 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.99 cents. Consumers in the state don't have much choice in their electricity provider due to the fact that District of Columbia has a regulated electricity market based on the consumer's location. On average, residents of District of Columbia create 5,920.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per consumer in the state, while the US average emissions per capita is 4,511.01. District of Columbia ranks as the 15th highest state in the US for electricity use per person, with a yearly average of 14.89 megawatt hours used per person living in the state. There are over 4,082,541,332.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption in the state, which is enough to make District of Columbia the 46th worst polluting state in the US based on total kilograms emitted. With annual generation of 218,239.78 megawatt hours, the state of District of Columbia is the 52nd largest generator of electricity in the US.

Electricity plans in District of Columbia

There are 20639 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular District of Columbia Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All District of Columbia Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 36

Residential

  • Rate 13.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 18

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 24

Residential

  • Rate 17.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 16.60¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 17.20¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.60¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.20¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in District of Columbia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Potomac Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED12.3880.062,012,723249,087,328

Power Plants in District of Columbia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
DC Water CHPDC Water (100.00%)
Washington Other Biomass Gas 56,52529,447,645.25520.97
US GSA Heating and TransmissionUS GSA Heating and Transmission (100.00%)
Washington Natural Gas 54,993.6833,864,218.5615.78

Quick Facts

District of Columbia ranks 51st worst in the country for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuels, with 136,535.44 of the state's 218,239.78 megawatt hours coming from those fuels.

The state of District of Columbia's population has decreased by 2.30% in the past year.

The burning of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production has increased by 2.23% over the last 12 months in District of Columbia power generation facilities.

District of Columbia is the 50th most populated state in the nation, with 689,545 residents residing in the state.

District of Columbia uses 4604.26% more electricity than it produces.

Customers living within District of Columbia use a grand total of over 10,200,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
District of Columbia689,5459215.26$126.37/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

District of Columbia has 2 power producing plants, which is the 51st most plants within a state and the 51st highest number of plants per capita in a state. The state is the 46th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state using enough electricity to account for 4,082,541,332.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 5,920.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the state ranks 17th highest for pollution per capita from electricity use. For electricity production purposes, District of Columbia's primary fuel type is Natural Gas, accounting for 62.55%, or 136,500.57 megawatt hours of production in the state. Other Biomass Gas (25.53%) is also used for electricity generation, as well as Solar (11.91%).

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
62.55%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
25.53%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
11.91%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.02%

District of Columbia Net Metering

Potomac Electric Power Company is the only provider we have covering District of Columbia. Fortunately for citizens they do offer net metering options, making personal solar power installs an option. At the state level, District of Columbia has poor net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

In District of Columbia one company reports energy loss, Potomac Electric Power Company. They average an annual energy loss of 4.81%. With a nationwide average of 2.76%, District of Columbia is ranked as the 44th best state in the country.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster solar panel installs at private residences, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with tax incentives and rebates for solar purchase. District of Columbia currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. Offering no rebates for solar panel installs, the state is currently dropping the ball for its citizens who wish to install private solar panels. There are currently no property tax exemptions for consumers in District of Columbia. The state does not offer a sales tax exemption for the purchase of private solar panels, leaving residents out in the cold for this category.

State Level Initiatives

Policies drawn up at the state level affect whether customers who are looking for renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuel sources to make up a portion of the fuel used for electricity production. These stipulations are called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Unfortunately, District of Columbia has no standards currently in place. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in District of Columbia, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in District of Columbia

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in District of Columbia

What is the average electric bill in District of Columbia?

The average electric bill in District of Columbia in 2022 is $95 while the US average is $124.

Where does District of Columbia get its electricity?

The primary fuels used for electricity production in District of Columbia are Natural Gas (62.55%), Other Biomass Gas (25.53%) and Solar (11.91%).

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in District of Columbia?

The largest electricity supplier in District of Columbia by total customer count is Potomac Electric Power Company.

How much does electricity cost in District of Columbia?

The average price for electricity in District of Columbia in 2022 is 13.36 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the cheapest electricity company in District of Columbia?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Potomac Electric Power Company12.38277,159

What power companies offer service in District of Columbia?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1Potomac Electric Power Company277,159

Does District of Columbia have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens' electricity supplier options are often determined by their location or state legislation.

How many power plants are located within District of Columbia?

There are 2 active electricity plants located in District of Columbia.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30