Charles County, Maryland Electric Profile

Waldorf CDP Electric Overview

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The average electricity rate for citizens of Waldorf CDP is roughly 11.17 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the inhabitants, this rate is lower than both the Maryland and the United States average rates of 12.69 and 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is the largest vendor in the city based on residential customer count. The state average monthly electric bill is $124.9, while the Waldorf CDP average is 8.37% more at $135.36 per month. This is the 376th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

Because there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Waldorf CDP must turn to neighboring cities and rural areas to import all of the megawatt hours they need each year. On average, the city residents emit 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the 36th worst polluting city out of 518 cities in the state. This adds up to total emissions of 244,521,746.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the city 6th highest for total pollution in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Waldorf CDP

Waldorf CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.095/kWh$249.23/mo.$102.53/mo.
153rd11.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Waldorf CDP
376th$135.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Waldorf CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Waldorf CDP

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative11.17135.36No DataIcon representing missing value.34,150,635.042,177,766243,169,950

Bensville CDP Electric Overview

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Bensville CDP has an average electricity price of 11.17 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.04% lower than the average state rate of 12.69 cents. The Maryland average monthly electric bill is $124.9, while the Bensville CDP average is 8.37% higher at $135.36 per month. This ranks the city 376th in the state for average monthly bill amount. Selling 47,315.1 megawatt hours, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city.

Electricity consumption in Bensville CDP results in 42,844,508.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 101st most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 349th worst in the state in emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 3,239.17 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is tied for last in the state for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bensville CDP

Bensville CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.095/kWh$249.23/mo.$102.53/mo.
153rd11.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bensville CDP
376th$135.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bensville CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Bensville CDP

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative11.17135.36No DataIcon representing missing value.15,809,358.52,177,766243,169,950

La Plata Electric Overview

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La Plata's residents are billed an average electricity rate of 11.17 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 12.04% less than the state's average price of 12.69 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. The average monthly electric bill for a resident in the city is $135.36 per month.

La Plata emits 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 36th highest polluting city out of 518 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 30,370,463.16 kilograms, which is the 137th worst total amount of pollution for any city in Maryland. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in La Plata

La Plata residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.095/kWh$249.23/mo.$102.53/mo.
153rd11.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of La Plata
376th$135.36Average residential monthly electricity bill for La Plata Residents

Electric Companies in La Plata

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative11.17135.36No DataIcon representing missing value.6,995,174.092,177,766243,169,950

Quick Facts

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Charles County is home to 163,257 people and its power generation plants produce 5,358,705 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a generation per capita average of 32.82 megawatt hours per capita.

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Charles County generates 0.49% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 0.16 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

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Over 0.49% of Charles County’s electricity generation comes from sustainable fuels, ranking Charles County at 11th in the state for renewable electricity generation.

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Charles County ranks 143rd out of 3220 counties in the nation in megawatt hours generated from coal use over the past 12 months.

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Consumers in Charles County, on average, pay $135.36 per month for electricity, compared to the state average of $124.9.

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Charles County produces 99.51% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel sources, resulting in a ranking of 247th in the United States out of 3220 counties for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

Power Plants in Charles County

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CPV St Charles Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,706,8461,390,563,848.1375.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Charles County MD
Morgantown Generating PlantGenOn Energy Inc (100.00%)
Coal 1,625,8401,624,929,033.9999.44YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.Charles County MD
Rockfish Solar LLCRockfish Solar LLC (100.00%)
Solar 18,3741,770,298.0496.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Charles County MD
Herbert Farm SolarSMECO Solar LLC (100.00%)
Solar 7,645736,568.3196.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Bryantown CDP MD

Charles County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Charles County's top fuel used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They produce 3,706,846 megawatt hours, or 69.17% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel type. Coal and Solar account for 30.25% and 0.49% of electricity production, respectively. Emissions in the county average 5,459.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, making them the 3rd highest polluting county out of 24 counties in Maryland based on emissions per capita. At 5,459.82 kilograms per person and 6,045,680 residents in the county, the county emits 891,354,476.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This is the 7th highest amount in the state for total pollution from electricity use. Charles County isp home to 4 power plants, which is 567th highest in the country and 1562nd highest when counting power plants per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
69.17%
COAL
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30.25%
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0.49%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.09%

Net Metering

Charles County is home to one electric provider. Fortunately for consumers in the county who are interested in installing personal solar panels, the sole provider in town allows for net metering.

Energy Loss

The one company in Charles County who reports energy loss statistics reported an annual loss of 2.96%. With a state average energy loss of 0.43%, Charles County is ranked as the 20th worst county in the state for energy loss efficiency.