Dorchester County, Maryland Electric Profile

Cambridge Electric Overview

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Cambridge's inhabitants pay an average electricity rate of 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.20% more than the average state rate of 12.69 cents and 11.61% more than the US average of 13.33. Electricity generation plants in the city have seen a 4.63% drop in the use of renewable energy versus non-renewable fuels. The average electric bill for a customer in the city is $160.73 per month, while the state average is $124.9.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Cambridge averages 3,128.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 504th worst in Maryland out of 518 cities for emissions efficiency. At 3,128.42 kilograms per person and 12,375 citizens in the city, the city emits 38,714,191.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 112th worst rank in Maryland for total emissions. The city is home to one electricity generation plant, which is the 8th most plants within a city in Maryland and the 20th highest rate of plants per citizen out of the state's 518 cities. Cambridge's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cambridge

Cambridge residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.163/kWh$0.133/kWh$219.76/mo.$98.33/mo.
431st14.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cambridge
518th$160.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cambridge Residents

Electric Companies in Cambridge

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Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.1,030,833.37684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.2,276,222.711,906,783287,077,503

Hurlock Electric Overview

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Hurlock averages an electricity rate of 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 17.20% above the average Maryland price of 12.69 cents and 11.61% higher than the US average of 13.33. Consumers in the city have an average monthly electric bill of $160.73. This is 28.69% more than the state average of $124.9. Delmarva Power sells 1,836.39 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Hurlock average 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 349th worst polluting city out of 518 cities in Maryland based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 6,614,386.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 269th highest for total emissions in Maryland. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hurlock

Hurlock residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.163/kWh$0.133/kWh$219.76/mo.$98.33/mo.
431st14.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hurlock
436th$160.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hurlock Residents

Electric Companies in Hurlock

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Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.277,877.54684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.613,592.051,906,783287,077,503

Algonquin CDP Electric Overview

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The electricity price is 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour for Algonquin CDP, which is 17.20% more than Maryland's average price of 12.69 cents. This means the city is 431st best for average electricity rate out of 518 cities in the state. Delmarva Power has 36 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city. The average electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $160.73 per month, while the state average is $124.9. Customers in the city pay 28.69% more compared to other citizens of the state.

Algonquin CDP has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 4,006,853.98 kilograms, which is 302nd highest in the state out of 518 cities. The city averages 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 36th highest city in Maryland in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Algonquin CDP

Algonquin CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.163/kWh$0.133/kWh$219.76/mo.$98.33/mo.
431st14.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Algonquin CDP
436th$160.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Algonquin CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Algonquin CDP

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Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.70,372.64684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.155,392.521,906,783287,077,503

Quick Facts

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Dorchester County produces 47.95% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to -0.06 megawatt hours per citizen and places Dorchester County as the 1218th highest county out of 3220 counties in the country for non-renewable production per capita per year.

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Sadly, over the last 12 months, there has been a 278.14% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuel types in Dorchester County.

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Dorchester County is home to over 31,929 citizens and produces 5,764 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.18 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Dorchester County 445th out of 3220 counties in the country for solar megawatt hours produced per capita.

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The nationwide average price per kilowatt hour is 13.33 cents, while residents of Dorchester County pay an average rate of 11.61% more than the national average at 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Dorchester County consumes 7844.85% more electricity than it generates.

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The largest electricity supplier in Dorchester County by total customers is Delmarva Power.

Power Plants in Dorchester County

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Solar 5,764555,376.6296.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Cambridge MD
Vienna OperationsNRG Energy (100.00%)
Distillate Fuel Oil -1,8681,523,468.66-815.56YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.Vienna MD

Dorchester County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity production purposes, Dorchester County's primary fuel source is Solar, accounting for 5,764 megawatt hours, or 147.95% of generation in the county. Distillate Fuel Oil and Residual Fuel Oil are also important fuel sources in the county, with 1.80% and 46.15% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel source, respectively. Roughly 104,200,554.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in the county due to electricity use. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,263.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them 2348th highest county in the nation for CO2 pollution per capita. Dorchester County is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 986th most plants within a county and the 1024th highest amount of plants per person out of the nation's 3220 counties.

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Net Metering

Out of the 2 suppliers in Dorchester County, 100.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. Consumers in Maryland have some of the best net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

Dorchester County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 2.89% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average is 2.72%, meaning Dorchester County ranks 2934th worst in the country for energy loss efficiency.