Essex County, Massachusetts Electric Profile

Essex County is ranked 5th in the state out of 14 counties for renewable electricity generation per capita, at 0.6 megawatt hours per person a year.

Essex County is ranked as the 4th largest consuming county out of 14 counties in the state with 5,766,308.79 megawatt hours being consumed by consumers living there.

Essex County generates 71.99% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 1.54 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Essex County as the 681st highest county out of 3220 counties in the United States for non-renewable generation per capita per year.

Emitting 3,486,791,440.26 kilograms of CO2 gases, Essex County has the 75th worst pollution level from electricity use of any county in the nation and 2nd worst in the state.

Essex County has seen year over year increase of 22.22% for electricity generation using solar power.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity supplier in Essex County is National Grid.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,766,309 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,690,467 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    473,567 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,216,899 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.14 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,486,791,440 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,419.06 kg

Lynn, MA Electric Overview

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On average, Lynn's inhabitants purchase residential electricity for 17.77 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 19.36% lower than Massachusetts's average price of 22.03 cents. With 1,356 residential customers, National Grid is the largest electricity provider in the city. The city's use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation is 0.05 megawatt hours per resident, which ranks them 90th in Massachusetts out of 248 cities.

Lynn emits 3,386.21 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 157th highest polluting city out of 248 cities in the state. With total emissions of 317,433,203.6 kilograms, the city ranks 10th highest in Massachusetts for total emissions from electricity use. The city has one power producing plant, which is 62nd highest in Massachusetts. In Lynn, Solar is 100.00% of the fuel utilized for electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lynn

Lynn 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.
54th16.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lynn
150th$118.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lynn Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lynn, Massachusetts

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Danvers Electric DepartmentBUNDLED14.89105.6997,45114,513,600
Georgetown ElectricBUNDLED17.39146.0230,888.845,370,559.9
Groveland Electric LightBUNDLED17.33123.9322,848.753,960,166.73
Ipswich ElectricBUNDLED15.28102.7747,886.897,317,974.73
Marblehead ElectricBUNDLED17.44118.0472,333.1212,616,815.13

Zips with electric coverage in Lynn, Massachusetts include: 01902, 01906, 01905, 01904, 01907, 01940, 01901

Lawrence, MA Electric Overview

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Lawrence's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 17.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 19.36% lower than Massachusetts's average price of 22.03 cents and 32.08% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. Lawrence produces 8.43% of the electricity used in the city and must purchase power from nearby cities and counties or rural area power plants. Selling 7,304.12 megawatt hours, National Grid is the largest provider in the city.

Around 3,122.33 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are released in the city due to electricity use, ranking them as the 185th highest polluter in Massachusetts out of 248 cities. With total emissions of 249,605,523.8 kilograms, the city ranks 15th worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. The city has one power producing plant in the city. This is the 62nd most power plants within a city and the 106th highest number of power plants per capita, out of 248 cities, in the state. Lawrence's fuel of choice is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 100.00% of electricity production using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lawrence

Lawrence 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.
63rd16.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lawrence
165th$118.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lawrence Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lawrence, Massachusetts

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Danvers Electric DepartmentBUNDLED14.89105.6997,45114,513,600
Georgetown ElectricBUNDLED17.39146.0230,888.845,370,559.9
Groveland Electric LightBUNDLED17.33123.9322,848.753,960,166.73
Ipswich ElectricBUNDLED15.28102.7747,886.897,317,974.73
Marblehead ElectricBUNDLED17.44118.0472,333.1212,616,815.13

Zips with electric coverage in Lawrence, Massachusetts include: 01841, 01843, 01840

Haverhill, MA Electric Overview

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Haverhill's residents purchase electricity for, on average, 17.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 19.36% lower than the average state price of 22.03 cents. The city has had a 0.57% decline in non-renewable fuel type use in their electric production plants. The city ranks 70th in Massachusetts out of 248 cities for solar generation per capita.

Haverhill’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 536,190,329.88 kilograms, which is 3rd highest in the state out of 248 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 2nd highest in the state for pollution per resident, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Around 53.80% of Haverhill’s electricity is generated using Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Solar make up 44.02% and 1.90% of generation, respectively. Haverhill has 3 power generation plants, which is 19th most in the state and 86th most in the state when considering plants per person in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Haverhill

Haverhill 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.
63rd16.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Haverhill
159th$118.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Haverhill Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Haverhill, Massachusetts

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Danvers Electric DepartmentBUNDLED14.89105.6997,45114,513,600
Georgetown ElectricBUNDLED17.39146.0230,888.845,370,559.9
Groveland Electric LightBUNDLED17.33123.9322,848.753,960,166.73
Ipswich ElectricBUNDLED15.28102.7747,886.897,317,974.73
Marblehead ElectricBUNDLED17.44118.0472,333.1212,616,815.13

Zips with electric coverage in Haverhill, Massachusetts include: 01830, 01832, 01835

Energy Production in Essex County, Massachusetts

Power Plants in Essex County, Massachusetts

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Salem Harbor Station NGCCFootprint Salem Harbor Development LP (100.00%)
Salem MA Natural Gas 777,792334,811,199.94430.46
Covanta HaverhillOgden Projects Inc-Haverhill (100.00%)
Haverhill MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 340,716481,611,109.061,413.53
Wheelabrator North AndoverWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Essex County MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 234,616406,185,800.81,731.28
Wheelabrator SaugusWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Saugus CDP MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 184,049355,877,141.11,933.6
Lawrence Hydroelectric AssociatesEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Lawrence MA Conventional Hydroelectric 49,225
Rousselot IncRousselot Inc (100.00%)
Peabody MA Natural Gas 17,5853,903,995.62222.01
Equity Industrial TurbinesEquity Industrial Turbines (100.00%)
Gloucester MA Wind 8,805
Hunt Road SolarCitizens Enterprises Corporation (100.00%)
Amesbury Town MA Solar 7,841
Middleton Solar ParkHG Solar Development, LLC (50.00%)Falck Middleton Generation, LLC (50.00%)
Essex County MA Solar 7,796
Salisbury CDP MA Solar 6,587
DG Haverhill CSGNRG Energy (100.00%)
Haverhill MA Solar 5,396
Kearsarge Amesbury HybridKearsarge Energy (100.00%)
Amesbury Town MA Solar 5,337
Bashaw Solar CSG 1, LLCBashaw Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Essex County MA Solar 5,035
Essex County MA Solar 4,870
Essex County MA Solar 4,623
Ipswich Wind TurbineIpswich Electric (100.00%)
Ipswich CDP MA Wind 3,774
Peabody MA Natural Gas 3,3032,493,704.57754.98
Ayers Village SolarDESRI V Mass Solar Holdco, LLC (100.00%)
Methuen Town MA Solar 3,165
Essex County MA Solar 2,366
General Electric Aircraft EnginesAlsoEnergy (0.00%)General Electric Aircraft Engines (26.18%)
Lynn MA Solar 2,352

Essex County, Massachusetts Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Essex County has the 75th highest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity use of all counties in the United States, releasing 3,486,791,440.26 kilograms a year. This total also equates to a ranking of 2nd worst in the state for emissions per resident. About 47.22% of electricity in Essex County comes from generation using Natural Gas. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste are also primary fuel types in the county, with 417,140.8 (24.68%) and 341,290.69 (20.19%) megawatt hours produced from each, respectively. Essex County isp home to 27 power plants, which is 35th most in the country and 1431st highest when considering plants per citizen.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
47.22%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
24.68%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
20.19%
SOLAR
Solar
4.17%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.91%
OTHER
Other
0.84%

Essex County, Massachusetts Net Metering

Roughly 70.00% of the electric companies in Essex County offer net metering to their customers. The state of Massachusetts has highly favorable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Essex County is 3.78%. This includes data from 3 companies, including National Grid, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, and Danvers Electric Department. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Essex County a rank of 932nd best in the US out of 3220 counties.

Providers In Each City in Essex County:

  • Amesbury Town, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.69%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Beverly, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.70%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.70%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.69%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.69%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Lynn, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.70%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Methuen Town, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.71%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.72%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.68%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.68%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.68%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.68%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.68%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.68%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.68%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.72%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.68%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.68%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.72%
  • Newburyport, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.69%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.70%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.69%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.69%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.69%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.69%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.69%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.69%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.69%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.69%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.69%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.69%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.69%
  • Peabody, Massachusetts:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 10.00%
    • Rowley Electric: 10.00%
    • Middleton Electric: 10.00%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 10.00%
    • Ipswich Electric: 10.00%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 10.00%
    • Georgetown Electric: 10.00%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 10.00%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 10.00%
    • Marblehead Electric: 10.00%
  • Salem, Massachusetts:
    • National Grid: 7.67%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 7.72%
    • Rowley Electric: 7.70%
    • Middleton Electric: 7.70%
    • Merrimac Light Department: 7.70%
    • Ipswich Electric: 7.70%
    • Groveland Electric Light: 7.70%
    • Georgetown Electric: 7.70%
    • Danvers Electric Department: 7.70%
    • Sunwave Energy: 7.67%
    • Peabody Municipal Light Plant: 7.70%
    • Marblehead Electric: 7.70%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.67%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Essex County, Massachusetts?

By total megawatt hours sold, National Grid is the largest electricity company in Essex County, Massachusetts.

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

There are 10 electricity companies operating in Essex County, Massachusetts.

How many power plants are located in Essex County, Massachusetts?

Essex County, Massachusetts has 27 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Essex County, Massachusetts?

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-07