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Electricity In Maryland

  • Population6,045,680
  • Total Consumption58,609,018 MWh / 9.69 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions21,122,815,572 kg
  • Total Production37,390,042 MWh / 6.18 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Maryland

Maryland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.117/kWh$179.99/mo.$90.38/mo.
30th12.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Maryland
36th$124.9Average residential monthly electricity bill for Maryland Residents

Energy Profile of Maryland

Maryland's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in Maryland enjoy a lower electricity rate than most people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.33 cents. The state has a deregulated electricity market, where consumers are able to choose from multiple electricity companies out of the 73 providers that service the state. The state is the 19th largest state in the United States, with a population of 6,045,680. The state generates roughly 6.18 megawatt hours per capita per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes them the 46th largest generator per capita in the US. Citizens in the state average an annual per capita consumption of 9.69 megawatt hours of electricity. With annual generation of 37,390,042.34 megawatt hours, Maryland is the 37th largest generator of electricity in the country.

Electricity Providers in Maryland

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Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85108.5410,165,9831,204,240,700No DataIcon representing missing value.4,301,179,993.28
Potomac Electric Power Company14.07125.524,722,760664,285,405No DataIcon representing missing value.2,001,854,020.73
Potomac Edison10.62122.23,000,910318,571,968No DataIcon representing missing value.1,204,857,467
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative11.17135.362,177,766243,169,950No DataIcon representing missing value.1,124,433,887.14
Delmarva Power15.06149.391,906,783287,077,5032,8841,542,865,845.63
Constellation Energy7.5098.731,832,274137,379,900374,785.447,051,888,701.95
Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08684,009100,535,400No DataIcon representing missing value.341,260,595.62
WGL Energy8.4679.6467,22039,534,000No DataIcon representing missing value.2,259,431,271.3
Direct Energy9.7585.34350,17734,125,600No DataIcon representing missing value.172,021,110.92
Reliant Energy11.40107.36225,73025,739,000No DataIcon representing missing value.183,310,002.59

Power Plants in Maryland

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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power PlantExelon Corporation (50.01%)
Nuclear 15,077,853219,886,680.4514.58No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Keys Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,872,0761,846,906,325.04379.08No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CPV St Charles Energy CenterCPV Maryland LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,706,8461,390,563,848.1375.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wildcat Point Generation FacilityOld Dominion Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,597,647962,412,626.7370.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Brandon ShoresBrandon Shores LLC (100.00%)
Coal 1,722,577.012,016,289,280.371,170.51No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Morgantown Generating PlantGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
Coal 1,625,8401,624,929,033.9999.44YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
ConowingoExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,453,13390,613,601.962.36No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Chalk Point LLCGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
Coal 1,049,009.991,040,427,363.96991.82YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
AES Warrior Run Cogeneration FacilityAES Corporation (100.00%)
Coal 973,986816,946,620.36838.77YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Brandywine Power FacilityKMC Thermo, LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 655,565295,579,756.15450.88No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in Maryland is Baltimore Gas & Electric.

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With 619,238.09 megawatt hours produced from solar power and 6,045,680 citizens in Maryland, the state averages 0.1 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 24th, nationally.

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Maryland produces 2.49 megawatt hours from nuclear power per resident in the state, making them 19th in the country for megawatt hours generated from nuclear reactors per capita.

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Approximately 5,362,004.17 megawatt hours of electricity in Maryland are produced each year using natural gas. This is 0.89 megawatt hours per resident in the state a year.

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Wind turbines in Maryland produce 508,091.68 megawatt hours of electricity, the 31st highest in US states.

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Maryland generates 5,362,004.17 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 0.89 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Maryland the 35th highest ranked state for electricity generation from coal per capita.

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Allegany County70,4169 providers310.59$121.60/mo
Anne Arundel County579,2344 providers411.89$110.38/mo
Baltimore County827,3707 providers1211.85$108.54/mo
Baltimore city593,4902 providers711.85$108.54/mo
Calvert County92,5254 providers211.57$124.11/mo
Caroline County33,4068 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.27$154.23/mo
Carroll County168,44710 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.14$114.41/mo
Cecil County102,85510 providers514.70$157.62/mo
Charles County163,2576 providers411.47$134.31/mo
Dorchester County31,9295 providers314.88$160.73/mo
Frederick County259,54715 providers69.83$113.69/mo
Garrett County29,0148 providers710.62$122.20/mo
Harford County255,44112 providers1712.80$122.50/mo
Howard County325,6906 providers311.58$111.47/mo
Kent County19,4227 providers514.88$160.73/mo
Montgomery County1,050,6889 providers813.06$122.34/mo
Prince George's County909,3276 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.08$122.15/mo
Queen Anne's County50,3818 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.69$158.75/mo
Somerset County25,6165 providers514.00$145.99/mo
St. Mary's County113,5103 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.17$135.36/mo
Talbot County37,1814 providers313.21$142.86/mo
Washington County151,04911 providers99.05$96.62/mo
Wicomico County103,6096 providers414.32$154.11/mo
Worcester County52,2767 providers313.81$146.21/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

At 27th highest in the nation, Maryland releases 21,122,815,572.31 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production. More telling of the state’s emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 releases. That amount stands at 3,493.87 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases, which ranks them 38th highest state in the United States for CO2 emissions per capita. The top fuel consumed in Maryland is Nuclear, making up 40.33% of the fuel used in the state for electricity generation. Natural Gas and Coal have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity generation. Natural Gas makes up 13,498,130.09 megawatt hours (36.10%) of electricity production and Coal accounts for 5,362,004.17 megawatt hours (14.34%) of total production in the state. Maryland has 135 power generation plants within the state. This is the 24th highest number of plants within a state and the 33rd highest number of power plants per citizen in a state.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
40.33%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
36.10%
COAL
Coal
Coal
14.34%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
3.94%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
1.66%
OTHER
Other
3.64%

Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Maryland include Baltimore Gas & Electric & Constellation Energy & Potomac Electric Power Company. Regulations put in place at the state level are great for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

Maryland has 8 providers who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these 8 companies is 0.43%. For comparison, the countrywide average electricity loss is 2.72%. Maryland has a rank of 52nd worst in the country for energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to support solar panel installs at private residences can do this by passing rebates for solar purchases and tax breaks. Residents of Maryland are only offered a very limited tax credit for private solar panel purchases. Customers are able to apply for rebates of $500 or less for solar panel installs. Maryland residents have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the installation of private solar, which is great news for the consumer and solar efforts. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the purchase of private solar at a place of residence.

State Level Initiatives

Policies drawn up at the state level determine whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electricity suppliers to produce a certain amount of their electricity from renewable energy. The state of Maryland requires electricity providers to produce at least 25% of their electricity output from renewable fuels. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Maryland

Where does Maryland get its electricity?

The main fuel sources used for electricity production in Maryland are Nuclear, Natural Gas and Coal, making up 40.33%, 36.10% and 14.34% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Maryland?

In 2021, Maryland has an average electric bill of $125, while the nationwide average is $120.

How much does electricity cost in Maryland?

The average electricity cost paid by customers in Maryland in 2021 is 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour.