Electricity in Delaware

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Delaware

  • Population
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    989,948
  • Total Production
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    4,039,971 MWh / 4.08 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    11,634,765 MWh / 11.75 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    137,402 MWh / 0.14 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    4,884,288,334 kg / 4,933.88 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    3,902,569 MWh / 3.94 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Delaware

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.147/kWh$0.118/kWh$153.63/mo.$92.94/mo.
24th12.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Delaware
28th$122.06Average residential monthly electricity bill for Delaware Residents

Energy Profile of Delaware

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 12.71 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average of 13.99 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. 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 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. The state emits 4,933.88 kilograms per person of CO2 gases, while the national average is 4,511.01. The state produces roughly 4.08 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 287.99% of the electricity that the state's power facilities generate, meaning they must purchase the additional 187.99%.

Electricity plans in Delaware

There are 20639 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 11.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 12.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 13.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All Delaware Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 36

Residential

  • Rate 12.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 18

Residential

  • Rate 13.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.00¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.00¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 12.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Secure 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure 24

Residential

  • Rate 16.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Residential Electricity Providers in Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.62117.082,933,666370,252,632
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED11.52126.551,265,761145,775,0005,780
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED12.35105.82217,74926,895,00011,994
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED16.20117.43100,15316,225,662
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
New Castle Municipal Services CommissionBUNDLED12.3488.1321,701.42,678,680.61

Power Plants in Delaware

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wilmington Natural Gas 1,208,713556,310,158.56460.25
Garrison Energy Center LLCCobalt Power, L.L.C. (100.00%)
Dover Natural Gas 1,103,550418,977,811.5379.66
Delaware City PlantDelaware City Refining Company LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County Natural Gas 900,108215,787,220.18239.73
Indian River Generating StationNRG Energy (100.00%)
Sussex County Coal 285,010434,318,692.391,523.87Yes
Energy Center DoverEnergy Center Dover LLC (100.00%)
Dover Natural Gas 120,68247,828,955.18396.32
Warren F Sam Beasley Generation StationDelaware Municipal Electric Corp (100.00%)
Smyrna Natural Gas 21,56514,309,099.68663.53
Milford Solar FarmPSEG (100.00%)
Milford Solar 19,751
Dover Sun ParkLS Power (100.00%)
Dover Solar 17,122
University of Delaware Wind TurbineGamesa Wind US (31.12%)Blue Hen Wind (68.88%)
Lewes Wind 4,849

Quick Facts

Delaware averages 0.14 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 4,039,970.89 megawatt hours.

Wind turbines in Delaware produce 4,849 megawatt hours of electricity, the 42nd highest in the nation.

Delaware is 40th in the US for megawatt hours per capita produced from coal, averaging 0.28 megawatt hours per person per year.

Wind produces 4,849 megawatt hours of electricity in Delaware. This equals roughly 0 megawatt hours per person in Delaware being produced from wind power, giving the state a rank of 40th highest in the country in that category.

Delaware had a 4.57% increase over the last year in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Kent County181,85113513.67$129.88/mo
New Castle County570,71912214.23$129.40/mo
Sussex County237,37813213.72$131.12/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Delaware, Natural Gas makes up 85.76% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Coal and Other Gas are also important fuel sources in the state, with 6.85% and 3.51% 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 4,884,288,334.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 4,933.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 23rd 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 9 plants. This translates to the 25th 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
85.76%
COAL
Coal
6.85%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
3.51%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
1.76%
SOLAR
Solar
1.52%
OTHER
Other
0.59%

Delaware Net Metering

Delaware has 10 out of 11 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 Energy in Delaware

How many power plants are in Delaware?

Delaware is home to 9 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 85.76% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Coal makes up 6.85% and Other Gas makes up 3.51%.

What is a good electricity rate in Delaware?

The average rate of electricity in Delaware in 2022 is 12.71 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 $122 while the national average is $124.

How many electric companies offer service in Delaware?

There are 11 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 Coop11.52108,512
3Lewes Board of Public Works12.083,790
4New Castle Municipal Services Commission12.342,878
5City of Dover Electric Utilities12.3524,648
6Delmarva Power12.62289,069
7City of Milford Public Works12.777,731
8Middletown Utilities13.869,337
9Town of Smyrna Electric13.975,911
10City of Clayton Public Works14.421,553

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30