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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 Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 13 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.

Residential 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
Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08684,009100,535,400No DataIcon representing missing value.341,260,595.62
Hagerstown Light Department7.8870.43159,87312,603,000No DataIcon representing missing value.105,031,532.67
Ambit Energy9.7283.85141,18513,728,000No DataIcon representing missing value.56,344,219.56
Easton Electric Company9.88107.12109,76710,843,800-108170,399,931.9
Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility9.11115.2937,8523,447,700No DataIcon representing missing value.25,796,784.77

Power Plants in Maryland

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Calvert County Nuclear 15,077,853219,886,680.4514.58No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Keys Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
Brandywine CDP Natural Gas 4,872,0761,846,906,325.04379.08No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CPV St Charles Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Charles County 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%)
Cecil County Natural Gas 2,597,647962,412,626.7370.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Anne Arundel County 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%)
Charles County Coal 1,625,8401,624,929,033.9999.44YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Harford County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,453,13390,613,601.962.36No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Prince George's County Coal 1,049,009.991,040,427,363.96991.82YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
AES Warrior Run Cogeneration FacilityAES Corporation (100.00%)
Allegany County Coal 973,986816,946,620.36838.77YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Brandywine Power FacilityKMC Thermo, LLC (100.00%)
Brandywine CDP 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 County70,4164210.17$103.03/mo
Anne Arundel County579,2344410.78$96.20/mo
Baltimore County827,3704810.78$96.20/mo
Baltimore city593,4904710.78$96.20/mo
Calvert County92,5255211.04$122.86/mo
Caroline County33,4065No DataIcon representing missing value.13.16$135.10/mo
Carroll County168,4476No DataIcon representing missing value.10.60$98.23/mo
Cecil County102,8555413.16$135.09/mo
Charles County163,2572411.17$135.36/mo
Dorchester County31,9295213.16$135.11/mo
Frederick County259,547559.82$107.11/mo
Garrett County29,0145710.17$103.02/mo
Harford County255,44151711.09$100.06/mo
Howard County325,6906210.71$97.03/mo
Kent County19,4225213.16$135.11/mo
Montgomery County1,050,6887811.27$103.61/mo
Prince George's County909,32761311.53$106.56/mo
Queen Anne's County50,3815613.16$135.11/mo
Somerset County25,6165513.16$135.11/mo
St. Mary's County113,5101No DataIcon representing missing value.11.17$135.36/mo
Talbot County37,1816312.34$128.11/mo
Washington County151,049679.21$89.68/mo
Wicomico County103,6095313.16$135.11/mo
Worcester County52,2766312.84$132.60/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Maryland is the 27th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 21,122,815,572.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Averaging 3,493.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the state ranks 38th highest for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. About 40.33% of electricity in the state of Maryland comes from generation using Nuclear. Adding Nuclear totals to Natural Gas (36.10%) and Coal (14.34%), these three fuel types make up 33,937,987.26 megawatt hours (or 90.77%) of the state's electricity production. Maryland has the 29th most power plants of any state in the US, with 112 power plants. This equates to the 35th most power plants per resident in the United States.

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Maryland Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Maryland include Baltimore Gas & Electric & Potomac Electric Power Company & Potomac Edison. 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

What is the average electric bill in Maryland?

The average electricity bill in the state of Maryland in 2021 is $125 while the national average is $120.

Where does Maryland get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity production in Maryland is Nuclear, making up 40.33% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Coal also account for 36.10% and 14.34% respectively.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Maryland?

The largest electricity company in Maryland by total revenue is Baltimore Gas & Electric.

How many electric companies offer service in Maryland?

Maryland is home to 13 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Does Maryland have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that citizens in the state can choose from multiple electricity providers to supply their electricity.

How many power plants are within Maryland?

Maryland is home to 112 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

How much does electricity cost in Maryland?

The average cost for electricity in Maryland in 2021 is 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the cheapest electricity company in Maryland?

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1Hagerstown Light Department7.8817,517
2Williamsport, Maryland Electric Utility8.621,011
3Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility9.112,874
4Ambit Energy9.7214,779
5Easton Electric Company9.8810,804
6Potomac Edison10.62238,497
7Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative11.17165,048
8Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85996,940
9Berlin Electric11.872,590
10A&N Electric Cooperative12.45313

What power companies are in Maryland?

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1Baltimore Gas & Electric996,940
2Potomac Electric Power Company470,303
3Potomac Edison238,497
4Delmarva Power176,985
5Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative165,048
6Choptank Electric Cooperative54,590
7Hagerstown Light Department17,517
8Ambit Energy14,779
9Easton Electric Company10,804
10Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility2,874

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14