Electricity Rates in Delaware

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Delaware

  • Population
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    989,948
  • Total Production
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    4,745,836 MWh / 4.79 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    11,602,422 MWh / 11.72 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    136,039 MWh / 0.14 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    6,895,600,144 kg / 6,965.62 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    4,609,796 MWh / 4.66 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 November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.147/kWh$0.118/kWh$155.42/mo.$92.94/mo.
24th13.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Delaware
24th$124.24Average 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 13.06 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average of 14.46 cents. Delaware ranks as the 24th 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. The state's electrical grid is faced with an average of 0.47 power outages per consumer each year. These outages last on average of 52.34 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes an outage. On average, residents of Delaware account for 6,965.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electric use per citizen of the state, while the national average emissions per capita is 4,459.99. The state is ranked 50th highest in the nation in total electricity produced within its borders, with 4,745,835.72 megawatt hours produced. The state has seen a 6.72% increase in electricity produced from the use of solar energy over the previous year.

Delaware Electricity Plans

There are 6008 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Delaware Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 10.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 11.90¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 12.50¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure 12

Residential

  • Rate 13.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All Delaware Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 10.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 11.90¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 12.50¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure 12

Residential

  • Rate 13.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 12.80¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.30¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.98119.152,929,568380,120,034
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED11.82128.381,265,651149,598,0005,947
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED12.66108.44217,85627,578,8365,615
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED16.34114.1397,27515,899,349
Middletown UtilitiesBUNDLED13.86129.5492,97912,884,000
City of Milford Public WorksBUNDLED12.77118.9370,9099,058,300
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED13.97111.250,279.747,024,171.45
Lewes Board of Public WorksBUNDLED12.08101.5833,723.884,072,346.83
City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED11.4298.633,111.613,782,570.81
WGL EnergyENERGY8.2869.6530,6652,540,000

Commercial Electricity Providers in Delaware

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED11.69390.671,061,490124,096,115
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED11.26213.6288,83732,521,0005,947
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED11.23598.67219,19324,621,6735,615
WGL EnergyENERGY5.71712.75203,74711,632,000
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED14.64600.7271,55110,474,723
City of Milford Public WorksBUNDLED11.67417.0458,7256,851,100
New Castle Municipal Services CommissionBUNDLED10.461,360.8553,845.65,633,919.39
City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED12.13241.9417,115.182,075,806.26
Lewes Board of Public WorksBUNDLED13.74267.919,688.661,330,994.79
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED13.43181.878,578.341,152,302.84

Power Plants in Delaware

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wilmington Natural Gas 1,632,500756,351,885.65463.31
Garrison Energy Center LLCCobalt Power, L.L.C. (100.00%)
Dover Natural Gas 1,226,456466,683,163.97380.51
Delaware City PlantDelaware City Refining Company LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County Natural Gas 960,285225,044,757.56234.35
Red Lion Energy CenterDiamond State Generation Partners, LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County Natural Gas 200,44570,355,437.6351
Indian River Generating StationNRG Energy (100.00%)
Sussex County Coal 186,272282,791,821.951,518.17
Energy Center DoverEnergy Center Dover LLC (100.00%)
Dover Natural Gas 127,85050,704,065.08396.59
Warren F Sam Beasley Generation StationDelaware Municipal Electric Corp (100.00%)
Smyrna Natural Gas 34,86022,251,458.39638.31
Ameresco Delaware SouthAMERESCO Delaware South (100.00%)
Sussex County Landfill Gas 32,16017,874,902.02555.81
Ameresco Delaware CentralAMERESCO Delaware Central (100.00%)
Kent County Landfill Gas 30,24117,122,698.8566.21
Brookside NewarkDiamond State Generation Partners, LLC (100.00%)
Brookside CDP Natural Gas 20,8687,301,586.6349.89

Quick Facts

Delaware generates about 0.18 megawatt hours of electricity with natural gas per citizen living in the state. This is the 41st highest average in the nation.

Delaware is 41st highest in the United States for electricity production from wind per capita, averaging 0.01 megawatt hours per person produced from wind.

Ranking 43rd in wind power production in the nation, Delaware has a total yield of 5,188 megawatt hours from wind power.

As the 42nd highest state for non-renewable production per capita, Delaware produces 4.66 megawatt hours per person each year.

Delaware is home to over 989,948 citizens and produces 60,831.52 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.06 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Delaware 37th highest in the United States for solar megawatt hours generated per capita.

Delaware is the 51st largest producer of megawatt hours produced from sustainable fuel types.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Kent County181,85136914.38$149.37/mo
New Castle County570,71935715.03$144.89/mo
Sussex County237,37836614.37$150.65/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Delaware, Natural Gas makes up 89.15% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Coal and Other Gas are also important fuel sources in the state, with 3.82% and 3.59% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively. The state is the 42nd worst ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 6,895,600,144.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 6,965.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 10th 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 21 plants. This translates to the 32nd 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
89.15%
COAL
Coal
3.82%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
3.59%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
1.48%
SOLAR
Solar
1.28%
OTHER
Other
0.69%

Delaware Net Metering

Delaware has 10 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 5.74% of electricity generated. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Delaware receiving a rank of 47th 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 21 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 89.15% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Coal makes up 3.82% and Other Gas makes up 3.59%.

What is a good electricity rate in Delaware?

The average rate of electricity in Delaware in 2022 is 13.06 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 2022 is $124 while the national average is $130.

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
1City of Seaford Electric11.423,991
2Delaware Electric Coop11.82109,794
3Lewes Board of Public Works12.083,790
4New Castle Municipal Services Commission12.342,878
5City of Dover Electric Utilities12.6624,662
6City of Milford Public Works12.777,731
7Delmarva Power12.98292,371
8Middletown Utilities13.869,337
9Town of Smyrna Electric13.975,911
10City of Clayton Public Works14.421,553

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-27