District of Columbia, District of Columbia Electric Profile

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District of Columbia, District of Columbia Overview

District of Columbia is the most populated county in District of Columbia, with 689,545 residents .

District of Columbia emits 7,584.1 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 729th highest polluting county in the nation by per capita pollution.

Averaging production of 0.26 megawatt hours per resident each year, District of Columbia ranks 1721st out of 3221 counties in the US in production per capita.

In District of Columbia, 112,446.54 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable fuel sources. District of Columbia ranks 1st out of 1 counties in the state for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

District of Columbia released 5,229,577,534.89 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the worst polluting county out of 1 counties in the state.

District of Columbia has recently seen an increase in electricity generation from solar energy of roughly 43.79% year over year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    10,087,951  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.63  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    180,863  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    68,416  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    112,447  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.26  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    5,229,577,535  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,584.1  kg

Electricity plans in District of Columbia

There are 21105 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 10.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 18

Residential

  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 17.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 16.70¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

All District of Columbia Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 10.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 18

Residential

  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 17.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 16.70¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 36

Residential

  • Rate 14.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 20.00¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 24

Residential

  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Washington, DC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 15.21 cents per kilowatt hour for Washington. This is 15.85% higher than District of Columbia's average price of 13.13 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Potomac Electric Power Company. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $125.76 per month.

For electricity production purposes, Washington's primary fuel source is Natural Gas, making up 62.16%, or 112,426.02 megawatt hours of production in the city. Other Biomass Gas and Solar make up 30.81% and 7.02% of electricity production, respectively. The city emits 7,584.1 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the city from electricity use, which makes it the worst polluting city out of 1 cities in District of Columbia based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 5,229,577,534.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city highest for total emissions in District of Columbia. There are 6 electricity generation plants in Washington, which is the most plants in a city in District of Columbia.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Washington

Washington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.135/kWh$0.110/kWh $109.39/mo.$58.72/mo.
1st 12.23¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Washington
1st $78.22 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Washington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Washington, District of Columbia

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Potomac Electric Power Company BUNDLED 12.23 78.22 1,975,726 241,658,484

Zips with electric coverage in Washington, District of Columbia include: 20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20010, 20016, 20003, 20008 and 42 other zip code(s).

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Energy Production in District of Columbia, District of Columbia

Power Plants in District of Columbia, District of Columbia

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
AOC, Capitol Power PlantArchitect of the Capitol, Capitol Power Plant (100.00%)
Washington DC Natural Gas 56,648.9 34,888,303.35 615.87
DC Water CHPDC Water (100.00%)
Washington DC Other Biomass Gas 56,525 29,447,645.25 520.97
US GSA Heating and TransmissionUS GSA Heating and Transmission (100.00%)
Washington DC Natural Gas 54,993.68 33,864,218.5 615.78
JBAB - Washington DCExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Washington DC Solar 9,022
Washington DC Solar 1,857
Washington DC Solar 1,816

District of Columbia, District of Columbia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity production purposes, District of Columbia's primary fuel source is Natural Gas, making up 62.16%, or 112,426.02 megawatt hours of production in the county. Other Biomass Gas and Solar make up 30.81% and 7.02% of electricity production, respectively. The county emits 7,584.1 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the highest polluting county out of 1 counties in the state. This adds up to total emissions of 5,229,577,534.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the county the highest for total emissions in District of Columbia. District of Columbia has 6 electricity producing plants in the county. This is the 402nd most plants in a single county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
62.16%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
30.81%
SOLAR
Solar
7.02%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

District of Columbia, District of Columbia Net Metering

District of Columbia is home to one electricity company. Fortunately for citizens in the county who are interested in installing their own solar panels, the sole supplier in town has net metering practices in place. Regulations put in place at the state level are poor for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

District of Columbia electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 5.48% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average is 2.76%, meaning District of Columbia ranks 2370th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in District of Columbia, District of Columbia

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

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

How many power plants are located in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

District of Columbia, District of Columbia has 6 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Potomac Electric Power Company 274,980

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-04-23