Delaware Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Delaware

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Delaware

  • Population
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    1,018,396
  • Total Production
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    4,895,231 MWh / 4.81 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    11,076,042 MWh / 10.88 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    236,333 MWh / 0.23 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    4,193,470,701 kg / 4,117.72 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    4,658,898 MWh / 4.57 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Delaware

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.118/kWh$180.86/mo.$92.94/mo.
34th15.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Delaware
32nd$142.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Delaware Residents

Delaware Electricity Fuel Mix

Delaware's Electricity Prices and Usage

Customers in Delaware enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than many people around the country, with an average state electricity rate of 15.93 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average of 16.02 cents. Delaware ranks as the 34th lowest priced state in the US by average electricity rate. The state features a deregulated electricity market, where citizens are able to choose from multiple electricity companies out of the over 10 providers that operate in the state. Consumers in the state experience 0.47 power outages on average, with outages lasting about 52.34 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.27 outages and 137.24 minutes. The state emits 4,117.72 kilograms per person of CO2 gases, while the national average is 4,162.25. The state produces roughly 4.81 megawatt hours per capita per year from its electricity generating plants, which ranks them as the 49th highest generator per capita in the country. The state uses 226.26% of the electricity that the state's power facilities generate, meaning they must purchase the additional 126.26%.

Delaware Electricity Plans

There are 25617 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Delaware Plans

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 9.02¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 9.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 9.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 5%

All Delaware Plans

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 9.02¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 9.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 9.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 10.00¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED16.05137.442,805,340.19450,194,174
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED14.97151.291,242,387185,958,0006,753
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED14.68117.69206,725.5730,338,6481,504
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED18.76129.9996,314.0218,070,725
Middletown UtilitiesBUNDLED16.09140.4590,167.2314,511,702.24
City of Milford Public WorksBUNDLED15.21137.4672,457.1211,018,054.79
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED19.10138.2547,568.079,087,096.93
City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED15.82132.9833,225.95,256,159.85
Lewes Board of Public WorksBUNDLED14.55118.5332,467.274,723,417.64
WGL EnergyENERGY10.8282.7321,132.322,285,493.49

Commercial Electricity Providers in Delaware

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED15.47449.15915,233.49141,578,429
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED14.43263.08290,30141,882,0006,753
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED12.74672.91219,211.8527,935,0281,504
WGL EnergyENERGY6.65800.78168,210.1611,191,684.95
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED16.97694.0772,599.312,316,950
City of Milford Public WorksBUNDLED12.95499.1364,319.848,332,393.25
New Castle Municipal Services CommissionBUNDLED12.031,541.4251,586.326,207,299.38
City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED15.67309.9217,499.922,742,488.86
Lewes Board of Public WorksBUNDLED15.44296.589,504.511,467,791.94
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED17.14214.498,269.591,417,337.4

Power Plants in Delaware

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wilmington Natural Gas 1,990,637904,610,876.15454.43
Delaware City PlantDelaware City Refining Company LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County Natural Gas 1,254,643306,543,909.42244.33
Garrison Energy Center LLCCobalt Power, L.L.C. (100.00%)
Dover Natural Gas 874,790340,337,034.56389.05
Wilmington Natural Gas 339,937229,953,300.51676.46
Red Lion Energy CenterDiamond State Generation Partners, LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County Natural Gas 187,97670,242,207.56373.68
Energy Center DoverCartier Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Dover Natural Gas 94,69637,492,322.51395.92
ENGIE Solidago Solar Project - HybridENGIE Solidago Solar LLC (100.00%)
Townsend Solar 93,334
Ameresco Delaware CentralAMERESCO Delaware Central (100.00%)
Kent County Landfill Gas 30,47517,637,046.26578.74
Ameresco Delaware SouthAMERESCO Delaware South (100.00%)
Sussex County Landfill Gas 27,89815,672,288.95561.77
Croda Atlas Point CHPCroda Inc. (100.00%)
New Castle County Landfill Gas 20,6004,945,764.81240.09

Quick Facts

Delaware averages 0.23 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 50th highest in the country.

The state of Delaware is the 50th largest generator of electricity in the United States, producing 4,895,231.17 megawatt hours.

Wind turbines in Delaware produce 3,582 megawatt hours of electricity, the 43rd highest in the nation.

Delaware has seen an increase in electricity production from solar power of 119.62% year over year.

With 14,185.21 megawatt hours generated from coal, Delaware ranks 42nd in electricity generation using coal as the fuel type.

Delaware has reduced CO2 emissions due to electricity consumption by 8.78% over the most recent 12 months.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Kent County186,946331019.75$155.99/mo
New Castle County575,494321421.54$168.57/mo
Sussex County255,95633719.73$155.86/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Delaware, Natural Gas makes up 91.04% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Other Gas and Solar are also important fuel sources in the state, with 3.53% and 3.19% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively. The state is the 45th worst ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 4,193,470,700.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 4,117.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 29th highest state in the US for CO2 pollution released per capita. Delaware has the 50th highest amount of electricity generation plants of any state in the United States, with 31 plants. This translates to the 30th most plants per person in the United States.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
91.04%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
3.53%
SOLAR
Solar
3.19%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
1.56%
COAL
Coal
0.29%
OTHER
Other
0.39%

Delaware Net Metering

Delaware has 11 out of 14 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Delaware has favorable regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar.

Energy Loss

There are 6 electricity providers in Delaware that reported energy loss. Together, these 6 providers average a yearly energy loss of 6.06% of electricity generated. The countrywide average is 2.87%, resulting in Delaware receiving a rank of 46th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private citizens to consider installing solar panels by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. Delaware currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. Customers are able to apply for rebates of $500 or less for private solar purchases. Delaware offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who purchase solar panels. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the purchase of private solar panels at a place of residence.

State Level Initiatives

Consumers who are shopping for electricity plans that use renewable sources will have much better luck if there are state level initiatives that encourage green energy usage. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by electricity companies in the state. These requirements are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). While further improvements could be made, Delaware makes it necessary for 1-15% of electricity generation to come from renewable fuel sources. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

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

Deregulated Cities in Delaware

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Delaware

How many power plants are in Delaware?

Delaware is home to 31 electricity plants producing electricity for the state.

Where does Delaware get its electricity?

Delaware's electricity is generated using primarily Natural Gas, which makes up 91.04% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Other Gas makes up 3.53% and Solar makes up 3.19%.

What is a good electricity rate in Delaware?

The average rate of electricity in Delaware in 2024 is 15.93 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What electricity company is the largest provider in Delaware?

By total megawatt hours sold, Delmarva Power is the largest electricity provider in Delaware.

Does Delaware have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that consumers in the state can choose from multiple electricity companies to supply their electricity.

What is the average electric bill in Delaware?

The average electricity bill in Delaware in 2024 is $142 while the national average is $138.

How many electric companies offer service in Delaware?

There are 14 electricity companies offering service in Delaware.

What electricity companies offer service in Delaware?

What is the cheapest electricity company in Delaware?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Lewes Board of Public Works14.553,759
2City of Dover Electric Utilities14.6824,983
3Delaware Electric Coop14.97115,697
4City of Milford Public Works15.218,079
5New Castle Municipal Services Commission15.212,797
6City of Seaford Electric15.824,093
7Delmarva Power16.05299,263
8Middletown Utilities16.099,526
9City of Clayton Public Works17.601,630
10City of Newark Electric18.7613,121

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-04-26