Sussex County, Delaware Electric Profile

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With a population of 234,225 residents, Sussex County is the 291st most populated county in the nation.

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Sussex County generates 9,774 megawatts from wind energy. That is enough to rank them 450th out of 3220 counties in the US for electricity generation from wind power .

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Non-renewable sources are used in the production of 79.31% of the megawatt hours produced in Sussex County, ranking it 3rd in Delaware out of 3 counties for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuel types.

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Sussex County generates 0.31 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel types. This makes Sussex County the 1242nd highest ranking county out of 3220 counties for renewable production per capita in the United States.

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Sussex County is home to over 234,225 citizens and generates 32,231 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.14 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Sussex County 1st in Delaware out of 3 counties for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

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Renewable electricity fuel types account for 20.69%, or 72,083 megawatt hours, of Sussex County’s total energy production, giving the county a ranking of 1st in the state for total megawatt hours from renewable fuels.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,709,228 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.57 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    348,401 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    72,083 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    276,318 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.49 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,539,149,607 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,571.24 kg

Milford, DE Electric Overview

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Milford has an average residential electricity rate of 13.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.80% more than the state's average rate of 12.44 cents. Milford residents consume 664.66% of the electricity generated within the city limits and the city must use megawatt hours generated in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up the difference. The city produces 19,336 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total generation, from sustainable fuels

Electricity use in Milford creates 50,466,417.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 11th most of any city in Delaware. Averaging 4,542.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 75th highest in Delaware for emissions per capita. The top fuel type used in Milford is Solar, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Milford is home to one electricity producing plant, which is 4th most in Delaware and 5th most when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Milford

Milford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.110/kWh$147.00/mo.$89.42/mo.
26th12.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Milford
51st$113.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Milford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Milford, Delaware

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City of Clayton Public WorksBUNDLED14.42130.67No DataIcon representing missing value.15,979.432,304,943.08
City of Milford Public WorksBUNDLED12.77118.93No DataIcon representing missing value.70,9099,058,300
City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED11.4298.6No DataIcon representing missing value.33,111.613,782,570.81
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED11.71129.55No DataIcon representing missing value.1,248,604146,155,000
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.10112.17No DataIcon representing missing value.2,903,126351,147,516

Seaford, DE Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Seaford home purchase electricity for, on average, 12.50 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.48% more than the average state rate of 12.44 cents. With 1,138 residential customers, Delaware Electric Coop is the largest supplier in the city.

Seaford has no electricity generation plants within its borders. The city is the 14th highest ranked city in the state out of 77 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 41,247,527.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 5,346.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement the city is the 13th highest polluting city in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Seaford

Seaford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.111/kWh$160.56/mo.$92.80/mo.
1st11.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Seaford
46th$113.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Seaford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Seaford, Delaware

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City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED11.4298.6No DataIcon representing missing value.33,111.613,782,570.81
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED11.71129.55No DataIcon representing missing value.1,248,604146,155,000
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.10112.17No DataIcon representing missing value.2,903,126351,147,516

Georgetown, DE Electric Overview

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On average, citizens of Georgetown are charged a residential electricity rate of 12.50 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 1st out of 77 cities in the state. Delaware Electric Coop has 1,111 total residential customers, more than any other provider who operates in the city.

Georgetown is the 17th worst ranked city in the state out of 77 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 38,809,566.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 13th highest in Delaware for pollution per resident from electricity consumption, with an average of 5,346.41 kilograms of emissions per capita. The city is home to no power plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Georgetown

Georgetown residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.111/kWh$160.56/mo.$92.80/mo.
2nd11.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Georgetown
46th$113.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Georgetown Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Georgetown, Delaware

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City of Seaford ElectricBUNDLED11.4298.6No DataIcon representing missing value.33,111.613,782,570.81
Delaware Electric CoopBUNDLED11.71129.55No DataIcon representing missing value.1,248,604146,155,000
Delmarva PowerBUNDLED12.10112.17No DataIcon representing missing value.2,903,126351,147,516

Energy Production in Sussex County, Delaware

Power Plants in Sussex County, Delaware

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Indian River Generating StationNRG Energy (100.00%)
Sussex County DE Coal 276,318430,695,358.861,558.69YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Ameresco Delaware SouthAMERESCO Delaware South (100.00%)
Sussex County DE Landfill Gas 30,07817,230,431.63572.86No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Milford Solar FarmPSEG (100.00%)
Milford DE Solar 19,336No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bruce A Henry Solar FarmDelaware Electric Coop (100.00%)
Sussex County DE Solar 5,780No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
DEC Phase II at GeorgetownConstellation Solar (100.00%)
Sussex County DE Solar 5,128No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
University of Delaware Wind TurbineBlue Hen Wind (68.88%)Gamesa Wind US (31.12%)
Lewes DE Wind 4,887No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Onyx - Allen HarimJanus Solar Fund LP (100.00%)
Sussex County DE Solar 1,987No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Sussex County, Delaware Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Sussex County's power plants mainly use Coal, which accounts for 267,251.2 megawatt hours (or 76.71%) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the county. Solar and Landfill Gas have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Solar makes up 32,231 megawatt hours (9.25%) of electricity production and Landfill Gas accounts for 30,078 megawatt hours (8.63%) of total production in the county. The county’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 1,539,149,607.34 kilograms, which is 2nd highest in Delaware out of 3 counties. This total results in 6,571.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the county ranks 856th worst in the US for emissions per capita from electricity use. Sussex County is home to 7 power producing plants, which is the 291st most power plants within a county and the 1454th highest number of power plants per resident out of the country's 3220 counties.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
76.71%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
9.25%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
8.63%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
2.81%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
2.60%

Sussex County, Delaware Net Metering

Sussex County has 4 out of 5 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Delaware has great net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Sussex County has 3 companies who report energy loss from their electricity grid. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 6.18%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Delaware average is 5.74%, resulting in a rank of 2608th best in the US and a state rank of 3rd best out of 3220 and 3 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Sussex County:

  • Bethany Beach, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Bethel, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 20.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Blades, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 20.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Bridgeville, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 24.64%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 1.43%
    • Delmarva Power: 24.64%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 24.64%
    • Ambit Energy: 24.64%
  • Dagsboro, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Delmar, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Dewey Beach, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 19.99%
    • Delmarva Power: 19.99%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 19.99%
    • Lewes Board of Public Works: 20.03%
    • Ambit Energy: 19.99%
  • Ellendale, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Fenwick Island, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Frankford, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Georgetown, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 20.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Greenwood, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Henlopen Acres, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.00%
    • Lewes Board of Public Works: 19.99%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Laurel, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 20.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Lewes, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 22.69%
    • Delmarva Power: 22.69%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 22.69%
    • Lewes Board of Public Works: 9.22%
    • Ambit Energy: 22.69%
  • Milford, Delaware:
    • Town of Smyrna Electric: 7.82%
    • City of Clayton Public Works: 7.82%
    • Sunwave Energy: 19.56%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 0.99%
    • Delmarva Power: 19.56%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 11.75%
    • City of Milford Public Works: 12.94%
    • Ambit Energy: 19.56%
  • Millsboro, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.25%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 18.99%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.25%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.25%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.25%
  • Millville, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Milton, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Ocean View, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.26%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.26%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.26%
    • Lewes Board of Public Works: 18.95%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.26%
  • Seaford, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Delaware Electric Coop: 20.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 20.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Selbyville, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 24.99%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Slaughter Beach, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • South Bethany, Delaware:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Delmarva Power: 25.00%
    • City of Seaford Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%

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

FAQ

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

There are 5 electricity suppliers operating in Sussex County, Delaware.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Sussex County, Delaware?

By total revenue, Delmarva Power is the largest electricity provider in Sussex County, Delaware.

What electricity companies offer service in Sussex County, Delaware?

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1Delmarva Power130,743
2Delaware Electric Coop94,812
3City of Milford Public Works4,915
4City of Seaford Electric3,955
5Lewes Board of Public Works3,767

How many power plants are located in Sussex County, Delaware?

Sussex County, Delaware is home to 7 power plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16