Bristol County, Massachusetts Electric Profile

There was a 2.13% drop in CO2 emissions per capita within the last year in Bristol County.

Non-renewable fuel types are used in the generation of 66.44% of the megawatt hours produced in Bristol County, ranking it 8th out of 14 counties in Massachusetts for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable sources.

Taunton Municipal Light is the largest electricity company in Bristol County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Solar power usage in Bristol County has gone up by 34.92% year over year, with 152,970 megawatt hours being generated from solar within the past year compared to 113,380 the 12 months before.

Of all of the US counties, Bristol County is 463rd in megawatt hours generated from wind turbines.

Bristol County currently ranks 4th in the state out of 14 counties for megawatt hours generated from solar power sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,130,640 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    607,696 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    203,968 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    403,728 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.08 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,884,677,997 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,334.43 kg

New Bedford, MA Electric Overview

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New Bedford has an average residential electricity rate of 18.37 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 16.61% below the average Massachusetts price of 22.03 cents and 36.59% above the national average of 13.45 cents. Producing 0.02 megawatt hours per capita living in the city, New Bedford is the 104th highest producer per capita out of 248 cities in the state. Approximately 100.00% of the city's total electricity generation is from solar energy.

When considering electricity production, New Bedford's main fuel is Solar, accounting for 100.00%, or 2,300 megawatt hours of generation in the city. On average, the city residents emit 3,398.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the 155th worst polluting city out of 248 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 323,655,593.36 kilograms, which is the 8th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. New Bedford is home to one electricity producing plant, which is 62nd most in Massachusetts and 111th highest when counting power plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Bedford

New Bedford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.281/kWh$0.183/kWh$163.88/mo.$88.28/mo.
5th16.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of New Bedford
12th$108.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Bedford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in New Bedford, Massachusetts

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.423,391,833775,028,000
Mansfield ElectricBUNDLED12.1090.8583,05310,046,000
North Attleboro ElectricBUNDLED15.09114.96112,15916,921,000
Taunton Municipal LightBUNDLED15.39106.62285,45843,918,000

Zips with electric coverage in New Bedford, Massachusetts include: 02740, 02745, 02747, 02746, 02748, 02744, 02743

Fall River, MA Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for customers in Fall River is roughly 18.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.23% less than the average state rate of 22.03 cents. The city is the 84th highest generator out of 248 cities in the state, averaging 0.34 megawatt hours produced per customer in the city each year. The city generates 30,433 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total number of megawatt hours produced, from renewable fuels

For every person in the city there are 3,473.23 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 10th worst in Massachusetts out of 248 cities for emissions per capita. At 3,473.23 kilograms per person and 89,388 residents in the city, the city emits 310,465,363.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 11th highest amount in the state for total pollution. The city has 5 power plants, which is 9th most in Massachusetts. Fall River has around 50.30% of its electricity produced from Landfill Gas. Solar and Wind have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Solar is used to make 14,709 megawatt hours (48.33%) of electricity generation and Wind accounts for 416 megawatt hours (1.37%) of total generation in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fall River

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.288/kWh$0.196/kWh$177.38/mo.$96.91/mo.
43rd16.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fall River
58th$112.25Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fall River Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fall River, Massachusetts

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.423,391,833775,028,000
Mansfield ElectricBUNDLED12.1090.8583,05310,046,000
National GridBUNDLED24.18137.264,106,099992,734,853
North Attleboro ElectricBUNDLED15.09114.96112,15916,921,000
Taunton Municipal LightBUNDLED15.39106.62285,45843,918,000

Zips with electric coverage in Fall River, Massachusetts include: 02720, 02721, 02747, 02724, 02790, 02723

Taunton, MA Electric Overview

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Taunton has an average residential electricity rate of 18.91 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.18% below Massachusetts's average rate of 22.03 cents, which ranks the city 102nd out of 248 cities in Massachusetts for lowest average electricity rate. Non-renewable fuel sources are used to generate 147,894 megawatt hours in the city, which is 92.36% of the city's total production. Taunton consumers consume 260.71% of the electricity generated within the city boundaries and the city must use electricity produced in rural areas or other nearby cities to account for the excess usage.

Electricity consumption in Taunton has byproducts of 215,642,410.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 17th most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 7th worst in the state in pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important metric. About 91.07% of electricity in Taunton comes from production using Natural Gas. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Landfill Gas at 7.64% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 1.50% of generation. Taunton has the 19th most electricity generation plants of any city in the state, with 3 total power plants. This is also the 85th most plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Taunton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.291/kWh$0.196/kWh$178.04/mo.$97.15/mo.
44th16.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Taunton
59th$112.38Average residential monthly electricity bill for Taunton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Taunton, Massachusetts

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Mansfield ElectricBUNDLED12.1090.8583,05310,046,000
National GridBUNDLED24.18137.264,106,099992,734,853
North Attleboro ElectricBUNDLED15.09114.964,431.01112,15916,921,000
Taunton Municipal LightBUNDLED15.39106.6243,757.92285,45843,918,000

Zips with electric coverage in Taunton, Massachusetts include: 02780, 02767, 02718

Energy Production in Bristol County, Massachusetts

Power Plants in Bristol County, Massachusetts

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Bristol County MA Natural Gas 208,84589,970,605.34430.8
Taunton MA Natural Gas 48,74628,989,368.95594.7
Dartmouth Power Associates LPTalen Energy (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Natural Gas 47,28024,210,491.88512.07
Greater New Bedford LFG Utiliz. FacilityCommonWealth New Bedford Energy LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Landfill Gas 17,23711,381,981.3660.32
GRS Fall RiverGas Recovery Systems Inc (100.00%)
Fall River MA Landfill Gas 15,30819,885,064.371,299
MM Taunton EnergyMM Taunton Energy LLC (100.00%)
Taunton MA Landfill Gas 12,2337,493,966.47612.6
Bristol County MA Solar 9,230
Adirondack A+B Community Solar GardenBWC Connecticut River LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 9,063
Westport B Community Solar GardenBWC Hamilton Brook LLC (100.00%)
Fall River MA Solar 8,156
Elm StreetISM Solar Dighton 3, LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 7,763
Bullock Road Solar 1Bullock Road Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 7,519
Freetown SolarTransAlta (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 7,480
Fisher Road SolarFisher Road Solar I, LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 7,386
Fairhaven WindFairhaven Wind (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Wind 5,804
DG Dighton LLC CSGNRG Energy (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 5,255
Berkley East Solar LLCTerraForm Power (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 4,839
Braley Road 2TransAlta (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 4,550
BerkleyCaptona Partners Solar I Finco LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 4,308
Southern Sky Renew Energy Berkley LLCSouthern Sky Renewable Energy Berkley, LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 4,165
Acushnet- High HillGLC-(MA) Acushnet - High Hill, LLC (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 4,153

Bristol County, Massachusetts Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 1,884,677,996.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Bristol County due to electricity consumption a year. This total also equates to a ranking of 8th highest in the state for emissions per citizen. Electricity plants in the county mainly use Natural Gas, which makes up 66.12% of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Solar and Landfill Gas make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 25.17% (152,970 megawatt hours) and 7.37% (44,778 megawatt hours), respectively. Bristol County has the 3rd highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 48 total power plants. This equates to the 9th most power plants per resident in Massachusetts.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
66.12%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
25.17%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
7.37%
WIND
Wind
1.02%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.42%
OTHER
Other
-0.10%

Bristol County, Massachusetts Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Bristol County supplying electricity. Of those 5, 5 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Residents of Massachusetts have favorable net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

Bristol County has 4 companies who report energy loss from their electricity grid. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 5.48%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Massachusetts average is 3.25%, resulting in a rank of 2357th best in the US and a state rank of 6th best out of 3220 and 14 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Bristol County:

  • Attleboro, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 14.28%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 14.29%
    • North Attleboro Electric: 14.28%
    • Mansfield Electric: 14.28%
    • Sunwave Energy: 14.29%
    • Taunton Municipal Light: 14.28%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
  • Fall River, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 0.67%
    • National Grid: 13.61%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 14.29%
    • North Attleboro Electric: 14.28%
    • Mansfield Electric: 14.28%
    • Sunwave Energy: 14.29%
    • Taunton Municipal Light: 14.28%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 14.29%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 14.29%
    • North Attleboro Electric: 14.29%
    • Mansfield Electric: 14.29%
    • Sunwave Energy: 14.29%
    • Taunton Municipal Light: 14.29%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
  • Taunton, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 14.22%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 14.32%
    • North Attleboro Electric: 14.32%
    • Mansfield Electric: 14.32%
    • Sunwave Energy: 14.25%
    • Taunton Municipal Light: 14.32%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.25%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Bristol County, Massachusetts?

Bristol County, Massachusetts is home to 5 electricity providers offering service in the area.

How many power plants are in Bristol County, Massachusetts?

There are 48 electricity plants in Bristol County, Massachusetts

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Bristol County, Massachusetts?

The largest electricity supplier in Bristol County, Massachusetts by megawatt hours sold is Taunton Municipal Light.

What electricity companies offer service in Bristol County, Massachusetts?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1National Grid41,163
2Taunton Municipal Light37,585
3Eversource Energy25,336
4North Attleboro Electric13,249
5Mansfield Electric10,144

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29