Hampden County, Massachusetts Electric Profile

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Hampden County is the 8th largest county in Massachusetts.

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Hampden County ranks 1st county out of 14 counties in the state in hydroelectric power generation, producing 206,618 megawatt hours per year from hydroelectric facilities.

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As the 534th largest producer of electricity in the US out of 3220 counties, Hampden County produces 1,672,179 megawatt hours of electricity.

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Renewable fuel usage for electricity production has dropped by 1.97% during the previous year in Hampden County.

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Wind turbines in Hampden County generate 10,354 megawatt hours of electricity.

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Hampden County residents are accountable for 3,107.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, while the Massachusetts average emissions per capita is 3,101.23.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,408,275 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,672,179 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    437,464 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,234,715 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.59 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,449,147,500 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,107.28 kg

Springfield, MA Electric Overview

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Springfield has an average residential electricity rate of 19.66 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.74% below the average Massachusetts price of 22.03 cents and 46.20% above the national average of 13.45 cents. Production from renewable fuels totals 0.22 megawatt hours generated per citizen. There is 177.83% more electricity used in Springfield than is produced, eliciting the need to purchase electricity from neighboring municipalities.

Emitting 502,737,253.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Springfield is the 4th worst out of 248 cities in Massachusetts for total pollution from electricity consumption. Averaging 3,261.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 179th worst in the state for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Natural Gas is the primary fuel in Springfield, with 91.71% of electricity production coming from the fuel type. Combined with Solar (6.58%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (1.71%), the three fuel types make up 100.00% of the generation in the city. There are 10 power generation plants in Springfield, which is the most plants in a city in Massachusetts and the 1968th highest number of power plants per resident in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Springfield

Springfield residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.224/kWh$0.174/kWh$147.71/mo.$79.15/mo.
163rd18.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Springfield
19th$110.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Springfield Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Chester LightingBUNDLED22.15125.4No DataIcon representing missing value.4,117.96911,924.79
Chicopee Electric LightBUNDLED12.5989.59No DataIcon representing missing value.200,40725,233,300
Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.428,7503,391,833775,028,000
Holyoke Gas and ElectricBUNDLED13.8984.77No DataIcon representing missing value.109,28915,182,000
National GridBUNDLED24.18137.26No DataIcon representing missing value.4,106,099992,734,853

Zips with electric coverage in Springfield, Massachusetts include: 01109, 01020, 01108, 01104, 01013, 01106, 01118, 01119, 01105, 01107, 01151 and 4 other zip code(s).

Chicopee, MA Electric Overview

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Chicopee's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 18.68 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 38.88% higher than the average US rate of 13.45 cents. There has been a 21.31% decline in the use of sustainable fuel types (such as solar, wind or hydro power) in Chicopee throughout the last year. It's unfortunate to see these fuel types not used more in place of fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. The city ranks 60th in Massachusetts out of 248 cities for solar production per capita.

Releasing 184,334,130.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Chicopee ranks 22nd highest out of 248 cities in Massachusetts for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 3,326.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the city 166th highest in Massachusetts for pollution per capita from electricity use. Power facilities in the city primarily use Landfill Gas, which makes up 63.84% of the fuel used for electricity production in the city. Combined with Solar (24.65%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (10.89%), these three fuel types make up 49,586 megawatt hours (or 99.38%) electricity generation in the city. Chicopee has 7 power producing plants, which is 6th most in Massachusetts and 67th most in the state when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chicopee

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.205/kWh$0.153/kWh$134.82/mo.$70.37/mo.
113th17.40¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chicopee
11th$106.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chicopee Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chicopee, Massachusetts

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Chester LightingBUNDLED22.15125.4No DataIcon representing missing value.4,117.96911,924.79
Chicopee Electric LightBUNDLED12.5989.591,473200,40725,233,300
Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.42No DataIcon representing missing value.3,391,833775,028,000
Holyoke Gas and ElectricBUNDLED13.8984.77No DataIcon representing missing value.109,28915,182,000
National GridBUNDLED24.18137.26No DataIcon representing missing value.4,106,099992,734,853

Zips with electric coverage in Chicopee, Massachusetts include: 01020, 01013, 01022

Westfield, MA Electric Overview

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Westfield has an average residential electricity rate of 18.64 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.38% lower than the state's average rate of 22.03 cents. Westfield produces 3.92% of the electricity consumed in the city and must purchase power from neighboring cities and counties or rural area electricity generation plants. The city is the 16th largest generator of megawatt hours from solar in Massachusetts out of the 248 cities.

Electricity use in Westfield creates 135,787,266.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 39th most of any city in Massachusetts. Averaging 3,276.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 174th highest in Massachusetts for emissions per capita. The top fuel type used in Westfield is Solar, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Westfield is home to 3 electricity producing plants, which is 19th most in Massachusetts and 81st most when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Westfield

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.204/kWh$0.152/kWh$134.24/mo.$69.97/mo.
104th17.37¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Westfield
9th$106.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Westfield Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Westfield, Massachusetts

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Chester LightingBUNDLED22.15125.4No DataIcon representing missing value.4,117.96911,924.79
Chicopee Electric LightBUNDLED12.5989.59No DataIcon representing missing value.200,40725,233,300
Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.42No DataIcon representing missing value.3,391,833775,028,000
Holyoke Gas and ElectricBUNDLED13.8984.77No DataIcon representing missing value.109,28915,182,000
Russell, Massachusetts Electric UtilityBUNDLED18.26113.48No DataIcon representing missing value.3,199.93584,205.17

Energy Production in Hampden County, Massachusetts

Power Plants in Hampden County, Massachusetts

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Berkshire PowerTenaska (100.00%)
Agawam Town MA Natural Gas 617,602242,039,238.84391.9No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Springfield MA Natural Gas 352,632159,694,735.06452.87No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Holyoke MA Conventional Hydroelectric 94,311No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hampden County MA Natural Gas 75,05239,282,638.89523.41No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Pioneer Valley Resource RecoveryCommunity Eco Springfield LLC (100.00%)
West Springfield Town MA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 32,32692,819,306.982,871.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ameresco Chicopee EnergyAMERESCO Chicopee Energy LLC (100.00%)
Chicopee MA Landfill Gas 31,85418,409,296.43577.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Holyoke MA Conventional Hydroelectric 31,479No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Indian Orchard Plant 1Solutia Inc-Indian (100.00%)
Springfield MA Natural Gas 19,2056,649,107.78346.22No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Holyoke MA Conventional Hydroelectric 14,517No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
RedbridgeNautilus Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Wilbraham CDP MA Conventional Hydroelectric 14,079No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cobble MountainSpringfield Water & Sewer Comm (100.00%)
Hampden County MA Conventional Hydroelectric 12,107No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Russell CDP MA Wind 10,354No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
East Longmeadow Solar PVEversource Energy (100.00%)
Hampden County MA Solar 8,837No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
International Paper Woronoco MillSwift River Hydro Operations Co., Inc (100.00%)
Russell CDP MA Conventional Hydroelectric 8,576No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Southwick Solar PVEversource Energy (100.00%)
Hampden County MA Solar 8,183No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Putts BridgeNautilus Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Hampden County MA Conventional Hydroelectric 8,142No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Syncarpha Palmer, LLCSyncarpha Palmer, LLC (100.00%)
Palmer Town MA Solar 7,829No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Goose Pond SolarLSE Dorado, LLC (100.00%)
Hampden County MA Solar 7,442No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Syncarpha Blandford Hybrid CSGSyncarpha Blandford, LLC (100.00%)
Blandford CDP MA Solar 7,362No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Chester Solar FarmKearsarge Energy (100.00%)
Chester CDP MA Solar 7,130No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 1,449,147,500.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released per year in Hampden County because of electricity consumption. More telling of the county’s emissions reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,107.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 12th highest county in the state and 2332nd nationally for CO2 emissions per capita. Natural Gas makes up 72.47% of the fuel used for electricity production in Hampden County. Conventional Hydroelectric and Solar make up 12.36% and 10.41% of production, respectively. There are 65 power generation plants in Hampden County, which is the 2nd most power plants in a county in Massachusetts and translates to the 6th highest rate of power plants per person in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
72.47%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
12.36%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
Solar
10.41%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
1.90%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
1.02%
OTHER
Other
1.85%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Net Metering

There are 7 companies in Hampden County providing electricity. Of those 7, 6 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Massachusetts has great net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The county has 5 providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 4.70%. With a state average energy loss of 3.25%, Hampden County is ranked as the 3rd best county in Massachusetts for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Hampden County:

  • Agawam Town, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 11.11%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 11.11%
    • Chester Lighting: 11.11%
    • Sunwave Energy: 11.11%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 11.11%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 11.11%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 11.11%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 11.11%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.11%
  • Chicopee, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 11.08%
    • National Grid: 0.32%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 11.08%
    • Chester Lighting: 11.07%
    • Sunwave Energy: 11.08%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 11.07%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 11.07%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 11.07%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 11.07%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.08%
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 11.13%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 11.13%
    • Chester Lighting: 11.10%
    • Sunwave Energy: 11.13%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 11.10%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 11.10%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 11.10%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 11.10%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.13%
  • Palmer Town, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 10.01%
    • National Grid: 10.01%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 10.01%
    • Chester Lighting: 9.99%
    • Sunwave Energy: 10.01%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 9.99%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 9.99%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 9.99%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 9.99%
    • Ambit Energy: 10.01%
  • Springfield, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 10.00%
    • National Grid: 9.97%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 10.00%
    • Chester Lighting: 10.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 10.00%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 10.00%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 10.00%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 10.00%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 10.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 10.00%
  • West Springfield Town, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 11.11%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 11.11%
    • Chester Lighting: 11.11%
    • Sunwave Energy: 11.11%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 11.11%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 11.11%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 11.11%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 11.11%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.11%
  • Westfield, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 11.11%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 11.11%
    • Chester Lighting: 11.11%
    • Sunwave Energy: 11.11%
    • Westfield Gas and Electric: 11.11%
    • Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility: 11.11%
    • Holyoke Gas and Electric: 11.11%
    • Chicopee Electric Light: 11.11%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.11%

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

FAQ

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

Hampden County, Massachusetts is home to 7 electricity providers offering service in the area.

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

By total customer count, Eversource Energy is the largest electricity provider in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Which electricity companies offer service in Hampden County, Massachusetts?

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1Eversource Energy79,148
2National Grid31,411
3Chicopee Electric Light26,369
4Westfield Gas and Electric18,119
5Holyoke Gas and Electric17,794
6Russell, Massachusetts Electric Utility466
7Chester Lighting280

How many power plants are in Hampden County, Massachusetts?

Hampden County, Massachusetts is home to 65 power plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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