Baltimore Electric Overview
Baltimore's citizens purchase electricity for, on average, 11.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.68% below the average Maryland rate of 12.69 cents. The city ranks 18th out of 518 cities in Maryland for renewable energy production per capita, with 0.26 megawatt hours being produced per resident. Selling 458,481.75 megawatt hours, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city.
Electricity consumption in Baltimore creates 2,252,749,294.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the most of any city in the state. The city also ranks 5th worst in the state in emissions per citizen, averaging 3,698.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste is the fuel of choice in Baltimore, with 47.07% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Natural Gas make up 38.51% and 12.29% of production, respectively. Baltimore has 7 power producing plants, which is 2nd most in Maryland.
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Baltimore
Baltimore residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.
Electric Companies in Baltimore
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||City Production (MWh)||City Emissions (KG)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric||11.85||108.54||153,192,173.8||10,165,983||1,204,240,700|
Baltimore city is ranked as the 4th highest consuming county out of 24 counties in the state with over 5,700,000 megawatt hours being used by customers for their electricity needs.
Baltimore city is ranked 2193rd out of 3220 for worst polluting county in the United States based on emissions per person.
The burning of non-renewable fuels in electricity production in Baltimore city has declined by 4.70% over the course of the past year.
With 593,490 residents living within the county and 405,714.59 megawatt hours produced per year, Baltimore city has a per capita production rate of 0.68 megawatt hours. This is the 12 largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the state.
Over the previous 12 months, Baltimore city has seen a 58.26% increase in generation of electricity from solar sources, up from 2,949 megawatt hours each year to 4,667 megawatt hours each year.
As the 10th highest producer of electricity in the state out of 24 counties, Baltimore city produces 405,714.59 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.
Power Plants in Baltimore city
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (kg)||Emissions per MWh||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date||City||State|
Wheelabrator Baltimore RefuseWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
|Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste||347,201||394,974,464.5||1,137.6||Baltimore||MD|
Domino Sugar BaltimoreAmerican Sugar Refining, Inc. (100.00%)
PhiladelphiaConstellation Energy (100.00%)
|Distillate Fuel Oil||3,892||5,114,616.24||1,314.14||Baltimore||MD|
WestportConstellation Energy (100.00%)
IGS Solar I - BWI2IGS Solar (100.00%)
IGS Solar I - BWI5IGS Solar (100.00%)
Baltimore city Details
Coming in as the 149th worst ranked county in the US, Baltimore city releases 2,202,406,105.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 3,710.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the county ranks 2193rd worst in the United States for pollution per capita. Around 47.07% of electricity in Baltimore city comes from production using Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste. Totaling Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste with Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (38.51%) and Natural Gas (12.29%), these three fuel types account for 397,082.91 megawatt hours (or 97.87%) of the county's electricity generation. Baltimore city isp home to 6 electricity plants, which is 298th highest in the country and 1815th most when considering plants per capita.