District of Columbia, District of Columbia Electric Profile
Citizens of District of Columbia use enough electricity to emit 7,584.63 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per person, which is the 676th highest amount of pollution from electric consumption for a county in the country.
The US average residential price per kilowatt hour sits at 13.33 cents, while residents of District of Columbia enjoy an average rate that is 14.78% less at 11.36 cents per kilowatt hour.
District of Columbia produces 64.85% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, resulting in a ranking of 1st out of 1 counties in District of Columbia for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
When calculating by number of customers, Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest provider in District of Columbia.
With total production of 179,901.84 megawatt hours, District of Columbia is ranked 1160th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3220 counties for total generation.
District of Columbia generates 64.85% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 0.17 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks District of Columbia as the highest county in District of Columbia out of 1 counties for non-renewable generation per capita per year.
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Washington, DC Electric Overview
The average residential electricity price for Washington is about 11.36 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily for the citizens, this rate is less than both the District of Columbia and nationwide average rates of 12.72 and 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city has experienced a 52.09% rise in electricity generated by solar energy. The city generates 0.02 megawatt hours per citizen from solar energy, which is 1st out of 1 cities in the state.
Washington's primary fuel source is Natural Gas, with 64.84% of electricity generation using this fuel type. Other Biomass Gas and Solar are also important fuel types in the city, with 52,396.16 (29.12%) and 10,838 (6.02%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively. The city citizens average 7,584.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use, which ranks them highest in the state out of 1 in this category. A total of 5,253,762,452.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city per year. This is enough to rank worst in District of Columbia for total pollution from electricity use. There are 5 electricity plants in Washington, which is the most power plants in a city in the state and the 2414th highest number of plants per resident in the state.
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Washington
Washington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.
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Electric Companies With Service in Washington, District of Columbia
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||City Production (MWh)||City Emissions (KG)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company||11.89||75.95||1,464,065,272.58||1,938,024||230,396,947|
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).
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|
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||DC||Other Biomass Gas||53,808||28,189,684.41||523.89|
JBAB - Washington DCExelon Corporation (100.00%)
District of Columbia, District of Columbia Details
District of Columbia has the 449th most electricity producing plants of any county in the nation, with 5 total power plants. This equates to the 1913th most plants per resident in the US. The main fuel type utilized in District of Columbia is Natural Gas, making up 64.84% of the fuel used in the county for electricity production. Other Biomass Gas and Solar make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 29.12% and 6.02% of total electricity production, respectively. Emissions in District of Columbia average 7,584.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 676th highest polluting county based on emissions per capita. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 5,352,847,884.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
What 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.
Which electricity companies offer service in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?
|County Customers Rank||Provider||County Customers|
|1||Potomac Electric Power Company||245,822|
How many power plants are located within District of Columbia, District of Columbia?
There are 5 electricity plants in District of Columbia, District of Columbia