District of Columbia, District of Columbia Electric Profile

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When calculating by number of customers, Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest provider in District of Columbia.

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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.

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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.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    9,688,482 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.73 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    179,902 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    63,234 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    116,668 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.25 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    5,352,847,885 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,584.63 kg

Washington, DC Electric Overview

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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.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.110/kWh$109.39/mo.$58.72/mo.
1st11.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Washington
1st$74.5Average residential monthly electricity bill for Washington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Washington, District of Columbia

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Potomac Electric Power Company11.8975.95No DataIcon representing missing value.1,464,065,272.581,938,024230,396,947

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

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Washington DC Natural Gas 58,606.9436,089,289.6615.79No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
AOC, Capitol Power PlantArchitect of the Capitol, Capitol Power Plant (100.00%)
Washington DC Natural Gas 56,648.934,887,964.97615.86No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
DC Water CHPDC Water (100.00%)
Washington DC Other Biomass Gas 53,80828,189,684.41523.89No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
JBAB - Washington DCExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Washington DC Solar 9,022869,266.9796.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Washington DC Solar 1,816174,977.4696.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

District of Columbia, District of Columbia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
64.84%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
Other Biomass Gas
29.12%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
6.02%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

District of Columbia, District of Columbia Net Metering

District of Columbia is home to one electricity supplier. Fortunately for customers in the county who are interested in installing personal solar panels, the sole company in the county has net metering practices in place.

Energy Loss

The single company in District of Columbia who reports energy loss data reported an annual loss of 5.59%. The US average energy loss is 2.72%. This earned District of Columbia a rank of 642nd worst in the US out of 3220.

Power Companies in District of Columbia, District of Columbia

FAQ

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?

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1Potomac Electric Power Company245,822

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

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14