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Electricity In Maryland
- 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
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Maryland
Maryland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.
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
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric||11.85||108.54||10,165,983||1,204,240,700||4,301,179,993.28|
|Potomac Electric Power Company||14.07||125.52||4,722,760||664,285,405||2,001,854,020.73|
|Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative||11.17||135.36||2,177,766||243,169,950||1,124,433,887.14|
|Choptank Electric Cooperative||14.70||172.08||684,009||100,535,400||341,260,595.62|
Power Plants in Maryland
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power PlantExelon Corporation (50.01%)
Keys Energy CenterPSEG (100.00%)
CPV St Charles Energy CenterCPV Maryland LLC (100.00%)
Wildcat Point Generation FacilityOld Dominion Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Brandon ShoresBrandon Shores LLC (100.00%)
Morgantown Generating PlantGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
ConowingoExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Chalk Point LLCGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
AES Warrior Run Cogeneration FacilityAES Corporation (100.00%)
Brandywine Power FacilityKMC Thermo, LLC (100.00%)
By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in Maryland is Baltimore Gas & Electric.
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.
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.
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.
Wind turbines in Maryland produce 508,091.68 megawatt hours of electricity, the 31st highest in US states.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Allegany County||70,416||9 providers||3||10.59||$121.60/mo|
|Anne Arundel County||579,234||4 providers||4||11.89||$110.38/mo|
|Baltimore County||827,370||7 providers||12||11.85||$108.54/mo|
|Baltimore city||593,490||2 providers||7||11.85||$108.54/mo|
|Calvert County||92,525||4 providers||2||11.57||$124.11/mo|
|Caroline County||33,406||8 providers||14.27||$154.23/mo|
|Carroll County||168,447||10 providers||11.14||$114.41/mo|
|Cecil County||102,855||10 providers||5||14.70||$157.62/mo|
|Charles County||163,257||6 providers||4||11.47||$134.31/mo|
|Dorchester County||31,929||5 providers||3||14.88||$160.73/mo|
|Frederick County||259,547||15 providers||6||9.83||$113.69/mo|
|Garrett County||29,014||8 providers||7||10.62||$122.20/mo|
|Harford County||255,441||12 providers||17||12.80||$122.50/mo|
|Howard County||325,690||6 providers||3||11.58||$111.47/mo|
|Kent County||19,422||7 providers||5||14.88||$160.73/mo|
|Montgomery County||1,050,688||9 providers||8||13.06||$122.34/mo|
|Prince George's County||909,327||6 providers||13.08||$122.15/mo|
|Queen Anne's County||50,381||8 providers||14.69||$158.75/mo|
|Somerset County||25,616||5 providers||5||14.00||$145.99/mo|
|St. Mary's County||113,510||3 providers||11.17||$135.36/mo|
|Talbot County||37,181||4 providers||3||13.21||$142.86/mo|
|Washington County||151,049||11 providers||9||9.05||$96.62/mo|
|Wicomico County||103,609||6 providers||4||14.32||$154.11/mo|
|Worcester County||52,276||7 providers||3||13.81||$146.21/mo|
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.
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.