New Castle County, Delaware Electric Profile

Citizens of New Castle County pay around 4.23% less than the $119.48 state average monthly residential electricity bill.

New Castle County produces 99.40% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, giving it a ranking of 1st out of 3 counties in Delaware for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, New Castle County experienced a 15.00% increase in the last 12 months.

Residents of New Castle County are paying, on average, 3.36% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the national average, at 13.90 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

Within the previous 12 months, there has been a 17.64% drop in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production in New Castle County.

New Castle County is the 550th highest county in the United States for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 4.76 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,462,970 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.57 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,673,257 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    15,954 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,657,303 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.78 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,781,638,155 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,978.3 kg

Wilmington, DE Electric Overview

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Wilmington's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.76% more than the average state rate of 12.44 cents and 3.36% more than the US average of 13.45. Solar power usage for electricity production in the city has increased by 453 megawatt hours each year in the past 12 months, which is a 13.92% increase from the year prior. The city is the 2nd highest generator out of 77 cities in Delaware, averaging 21.53 megawatt hours produced per citizen each year.

Wilmington residents average 5,487.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 2nd worst in Delaware out of 77 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 387,677,373.6 kilograms, which is the worst total amount of pollution for a city in the state. The main fuel type used in Wilmington is Natural Gas, making up 99.42% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Solar at 0.24% and Residual Fuel Oil at 0.21% of production. Wilmington has 7 power generation plants, which is most in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wilmington

Wilmington residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.162/kWh$0.132/kWh$142.61/mo.$91.79/mo.
54th13.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wilmington
19th$108.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wilmington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wilmington, Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED16.33121.05100,59116,428,230
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.10112.172,903,126351,147,516
New Castle Municipal Services CommissionBUNDLED12.3488.1321,701.42,678,680.61
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED13.97111.250,279.747,024,171.45

Zips with electric coverage in Wilmington, Delaware include: 19805, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19801, 19809, 19806, 19807

Newark, DE Electric Overview

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Newark averages a residential electricity rate of 13.90 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 11.76% above the average Delaware price of 12.44 cents and 3.36% higher than the US average of 13.45. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $114.31. This is 4.33% less than the state average of $119.48. Delmarva Power sells 16,816.4 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Newark average 5,346.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 13th worst polluting city out of 77 cities in Delaware based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 178,826,610.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 2nd highest for total emissions in Delaware. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newark

Newark residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.162/kWh$0.132/kWh$142.61/mo.$91.79/mo.
53rd13.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newark
40th$108.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newark Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newark, Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED16.33121.05100,59116,428,230
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.10112.172,903,126351,147,516
New Castle Municipal Services CommissionBUNDLED12.3488.1321,701.42,678,680.61
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED13.97111.250,279.747,024,171.45

Zips with electric coverage in Newark, Delaware include: 19702, 19711, 19713, 19717, 19716

Middletown, DE Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.90 cents per kilowatt hour for Middletown, which is 11.72% more than Delaware's average price of 12.44 cents. This means the city is 54th best for average electricity rate out of 77 cities in the state. Middletown Utilities has 3,668 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $115.9 per month.

Middletown has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 115,974,253.46 kilograms, which is 4th highest in the state out of 77 cities. The city averages 5,346.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 13th highest city in Delaware in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Middletown

Middletown residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.162/kWh$0.132/kWh$142.61/mo.$91.79/mo.
76th13.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Middletown
42nd$110.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Middletown Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Middletown, Delaware

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
City of Newark ElectricBUNDLED16.33121.05100,59116,428,230
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.10112.172,903,126351,147,516
Middletown UtilitiesBUNDLED13.86129.5492,97912,884,000
New Castle Municipal Services CommissionBUNDLED12.3488.1321,701.42,678,680.61
Town of Smyrna ElectricBUNDLED13.97111.250,279.747,024,171.45

Energy Production in New Castle County, Delaware

Power Plants in New Castle County, Delaware

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wilmington DE Natural Gas 1,330,999607,021,754.67456.06
Delaware City PlantDelaware City Refining Company LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County DE Natural Gas 913,749225,556,945.74246.85
Red Lion Energy CenterDiamond State Generation Partners, LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County DE Natural Gas 204,74672,081,161.04352.05
Wilmington DE Natural Gas 175,479110,470,049.74629.53Yes
Brookside NewarkDiamond State Generation Partners, LLC (100.00%)
New Castle County DE Natural Gas 21,4797,485,227.26348.49
Croda Atlas Point CHPCroda Inc. (100.00%)
New Castle County DE Landfill Gas 12,2462,940,028.41240.08
AGT001 Centerville Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Wilmington DE Natural Gas 10,8514,005,976.94369.18
WHA Southbridge Solar Park CSGEcogy Solar Energy (100.00%)
Wilmington DE Solar 2,183
DD Hay Road Solar 23 LLCLaurel Capital Partners (100.00%)
Wilmington DE Solar 1,033
South Campus SolarJPMorgan Chase Bank (100.00%)
Wilmington DE Solar 492
Wilmington DE Distillate Fuel Oil 145,721.26
Delaware City 10Calpine (100.00%)
New Castle County DE Distillate Fuel Oil 61,488.89
West Station (DE)Calpine (100.00%)
New Castle County DE Distillate Fuel Oil 184,763

New Castle County, Delaware Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in New Castle County results in 2,781,638,155.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 1st most of any county in Delaware. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 4,978.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 2nd highest county in Delaware for CO2 emissions per capita. Natural Gas makes up 94.61% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in New Castle County. When taken together with Other Gas (4.60%) and Landfill Gas (0.46%), the three fuel types account for 99.67% of the production in the county. New Castle County has 13 power plants, which is 1st highest in Delaware and 3rd most in the state when considering plants per citizen in the county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
94.61%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
4.60%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.46%
SOLAR
Solar
0.14%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.12%
OTHER
Other
0.07%

New Castle County, Delaware Net Metering

Roughly 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in New Castle County offer net metering to their customers. Delaware has some of the best regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in New Castle County that report energy loss, including Delmarva Power, City of Newark Electric, and Middletown Utilities. Together, these 3 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 5.28% of electricity produced. The national average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Delaware average is 5.74%, resulting in a rank of 2253rd best in the nation and a state rank of 2nd best out of 3220 and 3 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in New Castle County:

  • Arden, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Ardencroft, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Ardentown, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Bellefonte, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Delaware City, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Elsmere, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Middletown, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 15.19%
    • Middletown Utilities: 8.87%
    • Sunwave Energy: 15.19%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 15.19%
    • Delmarva Power: 15.19%
    • City of Newark Electric: 15.19%
    • Ambit Energy: 15.19%
  • New Castle, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Newark, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.66%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.66%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.66%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Newport, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.67%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.67%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Odessa, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 15.20%
    • Middletown Utilities: 8.80%
    • Sunwave Energy: 15.20%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 15.20%
    • Delmarva Power: 15.20%
    • City of Newark Electric: 15.20%
    • Ambit Energy: 15.20%
  • Townsend, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 14.63%
    • Middletown Utilities: 12.25%
    • Sunwave Energy: 14.63%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 14.63%
    • Delmarva Power: 14.63%
    • City of Newark Electric: 14.63%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.63%
  • Wilmington, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 16.66%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.68%
    • New Castle Municipal Services Commission: 16.66%
    • Delmarva Power: 16.66%
    • City of Newark Electric: 16.66%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.68%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in New Castle County, Delaware?

There are 5 electricity companies serving customers in New Castle County, Delaware.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in New Castle County, Delaware?

The largest electricity provider in New Castle County, Delaware by total customer count is Delmarva Power.

How many power plants are in New Castle County, Delaware?

New Castle County, Delaware has 13 power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in New Castle County, Delaware?

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29