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Kent County, Delaware Electricity Overview

Kent County generates 96.60% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 5.27 megawatt hours per resident and places Kent County as the 437th highest county in the United States out of 3230 counties for non-renewable generation per capita per year.

Kent County is ranked as the 2nd highest generator of electricity out of 3 counties in the state for total electricity production, generating 1,019,052 megawatt hours.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Kent County is 19.87 cents. This rate is approximately 23.64% above the nationwide average rate of 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour.

The largest electricity supplier in Kent County by megawatt hours sold is City of Dover Electric Utilities.

During the previous year, there has been a 24.65% drop in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity generation in Kent County.

In the county, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has fallen by 3.25% during the course of the previous year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,035,055 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    10.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,019,052 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    34,674 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    984,378 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.45 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    797,586,332 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,266.4 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Dover

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Dover Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

16.47¢ per kWh

  • 4.23% higher than last month
  • 5.3% higher than March last year
  • 0.75% lower than the Delaware average
  • 1.46% lower than the US average
  • 24th in the state out of 79 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 48 since March last year
  • 21,148th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,066 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,274 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

15.51¢ per kWh

  • 0.45% higher than last month
  • 6.46% higher than March last year
  • 3.26% lower than the Delaware average
  • 3.47% lower than the US average
  • 14th in the state out of 79 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 59 since March last year
  • 18,523rd in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 107 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,873 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$138.36 per month

  • 3.12% lower than last month
  • 8.99% higher than March last year
  • 12.16% lower than the Delaware average
  • 14.77% higher than the US average
  • 5th in the state out of 79 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since March last year
  • 24,304th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,137 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 6,854 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$129.25 per month

  • 0.74% higher than last month
  • 2.9% higher than March last year
  • 9.37% lower than the Delaware average
  • 4.88% lower than the US average
  • 5th in the state out of 79 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 43 since March last year
  • 13,238th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 774 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,849 since March last year

Dover, DE Electricity Overview

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Residents who call Dover home pay an average residential electricity rate of 15.51 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.26% below the average Delaware rate of 16.04 cents. Electricity generation plants in Dover have had a 22.38% drop in the amount of fossil fuels burned each year. Dover produces 132.33% more electricity than is needed by residents in the city. The additional electricity can be exported.

Dover has 3 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the most plants in a single city within the state. About 98.24% of electricity in Dover comes from production using Natural Gas. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 1.63% and 0.13% of production, respectively. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Dover averages 4,171.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. With total emissions of 162,446,247.37 kilograms, the city ranks 2nd worst in the state for total emissions from electricity use.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Dover

Dover residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.169/kWh$0.114/kWh$167.90/mo.$85.06/mo.
14th15.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Dover
5th$129.25Average residential monthly electricity bill for Dover Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Dover, Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED14.64117.561,504207,021.6930,306,138
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED14.95151.751,250,231186,970,000
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED16.24139.462,814,080.94456,988,078
Park PowerENERGY14.51112.683,940.21571,762.32
ResCom EnergyENERGY11.681.810.93108.53

Zips with electric coverage in Dover, Delaware include: 19901, 19904, 19934, 19902

Smyrna, DE Electricity Overview

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Residents who call Smyrna home pay an average residential electricity rate of 17.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.64% above the average Delaware rate of 16.04 cents. The city has had a 73.26% decline in non-renewable fuel usage in their electricity production plants. There is 782.15% more electricity consumed in Smyrna than is generated, forcing them to purchase electricity from neighboring municipalities.

Coming in at as the 9th worst ranked city out of 79 cities in Delaware, Smyrna releases 58,984,895.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption each year. More importantly, the city averages 4,674.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's emission levels. Roughly 95.11% of Smyrna's electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Smyrna has one power producing plant within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Smyrna

Smyrna residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.190/kWh$0.122/kWh$179.27/mo.$90.44/mo.
78th17.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Smyrna
54th$142.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Smyrna Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Smyrna, Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED14.95151.751,250,231186,970,000
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED16.24139.462,814,080.94456,988,078
Park PowerENERGY14.51112.683,940.21571,762.32
ResCom EnergyENERGY11.681.810.93108.53
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED19.24139.5647,741.299,183,041.85

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Highland Acres CDP, DE Electricity Overview

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Residents who call Highland Acres CDP home pay an average residential electricity rate of 15.57 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.91% below the average Delaware rate of 16.04 cents. City of Dover Electric Utilities has an estimated 457 residential customers, more than all other suppliers in the city. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $129.26 per month.

Coming in at as the 22nd worst ranked city out of 79 cities in Delaware, Highland Acres CDP releases 17,192,258.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption each year. More telling of the city's pollution reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,397 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 4th ranked city in the state for CO2 emissions released per capita. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Highland Acres CDP

Highland Acres CDP residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.170/kWh$0.114/kWh$167.42/mo.$85.01/mo.
16th15.57¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Highland Acres CDP
6th$129.26Average residential monthly electricity bill for Highland Acres CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Highland Acres CDP, Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
City of Dover Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED14.64117.56207,021.6930,306,138
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED16.24139.462,814,080.94456,988,078
Park PowerENERGY14.51112.683,940.21571,762.32
ResCom EnergyENERGY11.681.810.93108.53
WGL EnergyENERGY10.8983.5221,209.282,309,624.57

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Electricity Production in Kent County, Delaware

Power Plants in Kent County, Delaware

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Garrison Energy Center LLCCobalt Power, L.L.C. (100.00%)
Dover DE Natural Gas 871,331338,858,676.08388.9
Energy Center DoverCartier Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Dover DE Natural Gas 97,47538,553,893.93395.53
Milford Solar FarmPSEG (100.00%)
Milford DE Solar 18,647
Dover Sun ParkLS Power (100.00%)
Dover DE Solar 16,027
Warren F Sam Beasley Generation StationDelaware Municipal Electric Corp (100.00%)
Smyrna DE Natural Gas 15,5729,789,044.82628.63

Kent County, Delaware Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Kent County has 5 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 60th most plants in a single county. Natural Gas makes up 96.40% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Kent County. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 3.40% and 0.20% of production, respectively. Electricity use in Kent County results in the release of 797,586,331.68 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is 426th highest in the country out of 3230 counties. This total results in 4,266.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the county ranks 1816th worst in the country for pollution per capita.

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96.40%
SOLAR
Solar
3.40%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.20%

Kent County, Delaware Net Metering

There are 8 companies in Kent County offering electricity. Of those 8, 5 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has highly favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Kent County is 5.94%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Delaware Electric Coop, Delmarva Power, and City of Dover Electric Utilities. The United States average for energy loss is 2.87% while the state average is 6.06%, resulting in a rank of 2409th best in the nation and a state rank of 3rd best out of 3230 and 3 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Kent County:

  • Bowers, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 100.00%
  • Camden, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 13.60%
    • City of Dover Electric Utilities: 1.29%
    • Delmarva Power: 85.11%
  • Cheswold, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 27.80%
    • Delmarva Power: 72.20%
  • Clayton, Delaware:
    • City of Clayton Public Works: 50.00%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 9.80%
    • Delmarva Power: 40.20%
  • Dover, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 2.31%
    • City of Dover Electric Utilities: 47.94%
    • Delmarva Power: 49.75%
  • Farmington, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 100.00%
  • Felton, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 37.42%
    • Delmarva Power: 62.58%
  • Frederica, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 5.45%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 94.55%
  • Harrington, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 8.62%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 91.38%
  • Hartly, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 100.00%
  • Houston, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 100.00%
  • Kenton, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 100.00%
  • Leipsic, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 67.36%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 32.64%
  • Little Creek, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 50.00%
    • City of Dover Electric Utilities: 50.00%
  • Magnolia, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 100.00%
  • Smyrna, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 50.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 28.43%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 21.57%
  • Viola, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 31.71%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 68.29%
  • Woodside, Delaware:
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 59.39%
    • Delmarva Power: 40.61%
  • Wyoming, Delaware:
    • Delmarva Power: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Kent County, Delaware?

The largest electricity provider in Kent County, Delaware by total customer count is Delaware Electric Coop.

How many electric companies offer service in Kent County, Delaware?

Kent County, Delaware is home to 8 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Kent County, Delaware?

How many power plants are in Kent County, Delaware?

There are 5 active electricity plants located in Kent County, Delaware

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-06-20