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Electricity In Delaware
- Total Consumption11,141,471 MWh / 11.44 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions4,775,806,026 kg
- Total Production4,395,370 MWh / 4.51 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Delaware
Delaware residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.
Energy Profile of Delaware
Delaware's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in Delaware enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the nation, with an average state electric rate of 12.50 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average rate of 13.33 cents. This ranks Delaware as the 26th best priced state in the country by average electric rate. With 38 electricity companies in the state, customers have many choices to choose from thanks to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. Solar power usage for electricity production in the state has increased by 9.28% over the course of the previous year. The electricity grid in the state deals with an average of 0.47 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting roughly 52.34 minutes each. The United States average for these two data points are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes. As the 25th highest polluting state based on pollution per person from electricity use, Delaware residents create emissions of 4,904.48 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent gases each. There is a deficit of 6746101.347 megawatt hours in the state due to consumers consuming 153.48% more electricity than is produced. This leads to the state needing to import supplemental megawatt hours from outside of the state.
Electricity Providers in Delaware
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Delaware Electric Coop||11.78||129.86||1,238,279||145,811,000||5,780||1,391,793,533|
|City of Dover Electric Utilities||12.31||106.61||219,010||26,959,000||6,948||685,502,697.52|
|City of Newark Electric||16.30||119.03||98,731||16,094,000||190,300,762.35|
|City of Milford Public Works||13.33||125.2||69,643||9,286,700||103,872,541.83|
|Town of Smyrna Electric||13.94||114.49||50,647||7,058,900||51,071,683.56|
Power Plants in Delaware
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Hay RoadCalpine (100.00%)
Garrison Energy Center LLC
Delaware City PlantDelaware City Refining Company LLC (100.00%)
Indian River Generating Station
Red Lion Energy CenterDiamond State Generation Partners, LLC (100.00%)
Edge MoorCalpine (100.00%)
NRG Energy Center DoverEnergy Center Dover LLC (100.00%)
Warren F Sam Beasley Generation StationDelaware Municipal Electric Corp (100.00%)
Ameresco Delaware SouthAMERESCO Delaware South (100.00%)
Ameresco Delaware CentralAMERESCO Delaware Central (100.00%)
Delaware generates 97.09% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 46th worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
Delaware has achieved a 14.30% decline in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production within the last 12 months, which is an admirable effort.
Delaware is the 49th highest generator of megawatt hours per capita, with a population of 973,764 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 4,395,369.65.
Delaware is 51st in the national rankings for total megawatt hours produced from renewable energy, with 127,826.49 megawatt hours produced from renewable sources.
The average Delaware resident uses 11.44 megawatt hours of electricity each year, which ranks the state as the 30th highest state for electricity consumption per person.
Delaware is the 42nd largest producing state of solar energy.
Coming in at 45th worst in the country, Delaware emits 4,775,806,026.27 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production a year. This total also results in a ranking of 25th highest in the nation for pollution per citizen. About 87.77% of the state of Delaware’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Coal and Other Gas have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Coal is used to make 5.51% of electricity generation and Other Gas accounts for 3.27% of total generation in the state. Delaware has 30 electricity producing plants, which is the 50th highest number of power plants in a state and the 29th highest amount of plants per resident in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Delaware
Where does Delaware get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity generation in Delaware are Natural Gas (87.77%), Coal (5.51%) and Other Gas (3.27%).
How much does electricity cost in Delaware?
The average electricity rate paid by consumers in Delaware in 2021 is 12.50 cents per kilowatt hour.