Carroll County, Maryland Electric Profile

At a Glance

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On average, Carroll County citizens are responsible for 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the Maryland average pollution per person is 3,493.87.

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Carroll County is the 394th most populated county in the United States, with 168,447 residents residing within its borders.

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When calculating by customer count, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity company in Carroll County.

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The average monthly electricity cost in Carroll County is 9.85% lower than the Maryland average and 6.25% lower than the nationwide average.

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No electricity generation takes place in Carroll County.

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Carroll County ranks 9th out of 24 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its residents consuming 1,632,986.41 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,632,986 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.69 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    545,628,563 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,239.17 kg

Eldersburg CDP Electric Overview

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The electricity rate is, on average, 11.85 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Eldersburg CDP, which is 6.68% below Maryland's average rate of 12.69 cents and 11.13% less than the national average of 13.33 cents. The average monthly electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $108.54 per month. Baltimore Gas & Electric sells 239,488.32 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity providers.

Roughly 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are released in the city due to electricity use, ranking them as the 36th worst polluter in the state out of 518 cities. With total emissions of 100,764,117.75 kilograms, the city ranks 39th worst in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has to turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for power, because zero electricity production occurs within city boundaries.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Eldersburg CDP

Eldersburg CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
193rd11.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Eldersburg CDP
62nd$108.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Eldersburg CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Eldersburg CDP

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Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85108.54No DataIcon representing missing value.80,020,060.2710,165,9831,204,240,700

Westminster Electric Overview

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Westminster's residents are billed an average electricity rate of 11.85 cents per kilowatt hour . This is below both the Maryland and the United States average rates of 12.69 and 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. With 2,937 residential customers, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity provider in the city. Residents in the city have an average monthly power bill of $108.54. This is 13.10% less than the state average of $124.9.

The electricity sold in Westminster has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, because there are no power generation plants within its borders. The city residents average 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. in this category. This comes to a total emissions amount of 60,093,092.21 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Westminster

Westminster residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
193rd11.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Westminster
62nd$108.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Westminster Residents

Electric Companies in Westminster

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Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85108.54No DataIcon representing missing value.12,669,679.8110,165,9831,204,240,700

Taneytown Electric Overview

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Taneytown's citizens purchase electricity for, on average, 10.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 16.37% below the average Maryland rate of 12.69 cents. With 297 residential customers, Potomac Edison is the largest provider in the city.

Taneytown emits 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 36th worst polluting city out of 518 cities in the state. With total emissions of 21,984,250.58 kilograms, the city ranks 164th worst in Maryland for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 65,795.64 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Taneytown

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.114/kWh$0.099/kWh$190.27/mo.$78.54/mo.
87th10.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Taneytown
205th$122.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Taneytown Residents

Electric Companies in Taneytown

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Potomac Edison10.62122.2No DataIcon representing missing value.1,499,159.43,000,910318,571,968

Carroll County Details

Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Carroll County offering electricity. Of those 3,100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Maryland has highly favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Carroll County is about 5.96% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The United States average energy loss is 2.72%. This earned Carroll County a rank of 8th worst in Maryland out of 24.