Electricity In Maryland
- Total Consumption59,375,639 MWh / 9.82 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption20,821,181,088 kg
- Total Production38,925,356 MWh / 6.44 MWh per capita
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:
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 12.99 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.62 cents. The state has a deregulated electricity market, where consumers are able to choose from multiple electricity companies out of the 14 providers that service the state. The US average monthly residential power bill is $121.91, while the Maryland average is $127.02 per month. Maryland is 34th in the United States for best average monthly bill amount. On average, citizens of Maryland create 3,443.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electric use per resident of the state, which is 37th highest in the nation. Baltimore Gas & Electric sells 12,964,846 megawatt hours in the state a year, more than all other electricity suppliers. The state saw an increase of 3.46% in the production of electricity by wind turbines and wind production now makes up 1.35% of the total production in the state.
Residential Electricity Providers in Maryland
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||12.10||109.61||10,115,001||1,224,163,273|
|Potomac Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||13.95||124.32||4,748,967||662,632,516|
|Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.79||141.99||2,174,762||256,434,413|
|Choptank Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||14.41||161.22||661,337||95,328,500|
|Hagerstown Light Department||BUNDLED||7.88||69.53||158,100||12,454,600|
|Easton Electric Company||BUNDLED||9.95||103.35||105,592||10,506,700||-151|
|Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility||BUNDLED||9.16||107.15||35,051.56||3,210,567.3|
Power Plants in Maryland
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Keys Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
|Brandywine CDP||Natural Gas||4,852,016||1,840,730,406.34||379.37|
CPV St Charles Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
|Charles County||Natural Gas||3,719,369||1,399,854,176.56||376.37|
Wildcat Point Generation FacilityOld Dominion Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
|Cecil County||Natural Gas||3,206,939||1,184,881,268.2||369.47|
Brandon ShoresTalen Energy (100.00%)
|Anne Arundel County||Coal||2,534,739.01||2,803,984,230.9||1,106.22|
ConowingoExelon Corporation (100.00%)
|Harford County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,965,579|
Morgantown Generating PlantGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
AES Warrior Run Cogeneration FacilityAES Corporation (100.00%)
Chalk Point LLCGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
|Prince George's County||Coal||752,901||774,288,574.43||1,028.41||Yes|
Cove Point LNG TerminalDominion Energy (100.00%)
|Calvert County||Natural Gas||606,758||273,624,105.86||450.96|
Over the last 12 months, Maryland has had a 0.05% rise in total population.
Throughout the past 12 months, Maryland has experienced a 22.01% increase in generation of electricity from solar power, up from 525,399.81 megawatt hours per year to 641,046.74 megawatt hours a year.
Maryland ranks 31st worst in the country for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuel types, with 35,388,194.62 of the state’s 38,925,355.51 megawatt hours coming from those fuel sources.
With 5,850,948.6 megawatt hours of electricity generated from coal, Maryland is 31st in the country for total megawatt hours produced from coal.
About 5,850,948.6 megawatt hours of electricity in Maryland are created per year using natural gas. This is 0.97 megawatt hours per consumer in the state a year.
Maryland produces 9.09% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 0.59 megawatt hours per citizen each year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Anne Arundel County||579,234||8||6||14.32||$128.52/mo|
|Prince George's County||909,327||10||18||15.39||$141.18/mo|
|Queen Anne's County||50,381||9||6||16.15||$161.39/mo|
|St. Mary's County||113,510||2||14.43||$156.18/mo|
Maryland is the 28th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 20,821,181,087.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Averaging 3,443.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the state ranks 37th highest for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. About 38.61% of electricity in the state of Maryland comes from generation using Nuclear. Adding Nuclear totals to Natural Gas (36.08%) and Coal (15.03%), these three fuel types make up 34,925,631.13 megawatt hours (or 89.72%) of the state's electricity production. Maryland has the 23rd most power plants of any state in the US, with 137 power plants. This equates to the 33rd most power plants per resident in the United States.
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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 2022 is $127 while the national average is $122.
Where does Maryland get its electricity?
The primary fuel used for electricity production in Maryland is Nuclear, making up 38.61% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Coal also account for 36.08% and 15.03% 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 14 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 137 active power plants producing electricity for the state.
How much does electricity cost in Maryland?
The average cost for electricity in Maryland in 2022 is 12.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).
What is the cheapest electricity company in Maryland?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Hagerstown Light Department||7.88||17,521|
|2||Williamsport, Maryland Electric Utility||8.50||1,014|
|3||Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility||9.16||2,880|
|4||Easton Electric Company||9.95||10,849|
|6||Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative||11.79||165,894|
|8||Baltimore Gas & Electric||12.10||1,004,526|
|9||Potomac Electric Power Company||13.95||473,860|
|10||Choptank Electric Cooperative||14.41||55,188|
What power companies are in Maryland?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Baltimore Gas & Electric||1,004,526|
|2||Potomac Electric Power Company||473,860|
|5||Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative||165,894|
|6||Choptank Electric Cooperative||55,188|
|7||Hagerstown Light Department||17,521|
|8||Easton Electric Company||10,849|
|9||Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility||2,880|