Frederick County, Maryland Electric Profile

Frederick Electric Overview

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Frederick has an average electricity rate of 9.86 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 26.01% lower than the average national price of 13.33 cents. The city is the 2nd highest generator of megawatt hours from solar energy sources in the state out of the 518 cities. Selling 33,866.69 megawatt hours, Potomac Edison is the largest vendor in the city.

Frederick emits 3,165.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 501st worst polluting city out of 518 cities in the state. At 3,165.73 kilograms per person and 70,887 citizens in the city, the city emits 224,409,087.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 9th highest amount in Maryland for total emissions from electricity use. Solar is the fuel of choice in Frederick, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There is one electricity generation plant in Frederick, which is the 8th highest number of plants in a city in the state and is the 34th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Frederick

Frederick 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.
62nd9.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Frederick
176th$118.74Average residential monthly electricity bill for Frederick Residents

Electric Companies in Frederick

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Potomac Edison10.62122.2No DataIcon representing missing value.11,315,851.173,000,910318,571,968
Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility9.11115.29No DataIcon representing missing value.925,680.4437,8523,447,700

Ballenger Creek CDP Electric Overview

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Ballenger Creek CDP has an average electricity rate of 9.86 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 26.01% lower than the average national price of 13.33 cents. The Maryland average monthly electric bill is $124.9, while the Ballenger Creek CDP average is 4.93% lower at $118.74 per month. This is the 176th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in Maryland. Potomac Edison sells 15,281.83 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Ballenger Creek CDP is tied for last in the country for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating within the city. Approximately 68,281,715.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city from electricity consumption each year.. Averaging 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 349th worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ballenger Creek CDP

Ballenger Creek CDP 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.
62nd9.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ballenger Creek CDP
176th$118.74Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ballenger Creek CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Ballenger Creek CDP

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Potomac Edison10.62122.2No DataIcon representing missing value.5,106,106.893,000,910318,571,968
Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility9.11115.29No DataIcon representing missing value.417,699.3137,8523,447,700

Urbana CDP Electric Overview

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Urbana CDP's residents are billed an average electricity rate of 9.86 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 619 residential customers, Potomac Edison is the largest electricity provider in the city. Residents in the city have an average monthly power bill of $118.74. This is 4.93% less than the state average of $124.9.

The electricity sold in Urbana CDP 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 40,771,439.82 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Urbana CDP

Urbana CDP 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.
62nd9.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Urbana CDP
176th$118.74Average residential monthly electricity bill for Urbana CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Urbana CDP

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Potomac Edison10.62122.2No DataIcon representing missing value.3,124,717.13,000,910318,571,968
Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility9.11115.29No DataIcon representing missing value.255,613.9637,8523,447,700

Quick Facts

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Potomac Edison is the largest electricity provider in Frederick County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

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Frederick County residents are accountable for 3,182.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita each year, while the national average pollution per capita is 4,582.45.

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Emitting 825,965,996.74 kilograms of CO2 gases, Frederick County has the 8th highest pollution level from electricity consumption of any county in the the state.

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Residents in Frederick County experience an average of 1.02 power outages each year, with outages lasting on average 106.35 minutes.

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Frederick County generates 62,099 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel types. This ranks Frederick County 6th in the state out of 24 counties for total sustainable electricity generation.

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In the previous year, Frederick County had a 6.67% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.

Power Plants in Frederick County

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Fort Detrick Solar PVMontevue Lane Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Solar 21,8942,109,430.2896.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Frederick MD
Solar 20,3541,974,113.9496.99No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Emmitsburg MD
Baker PointCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Solar 13,2101,272,774.2996.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Frederick County MD
Frederick County - LandfillSolar Integrated Fund VI, LLC (100.00%)
Solar 3,644351,087.7796.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Frederick County MD
Emmitsburg Solar ArraysUGI Corporation (100.00%)
Solar 2,997290,683.2196.99No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Frederick County MD

Frederick County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 5 electricity plants in Frederick County, which is the 9th highest number of plants in a county in Maryland and translates to the 15th highest rate of power plants per resident in the state. Coming in as the 8th worst out of 24 counties in Maryland, the county releases 825,965,996.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,182.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 2369th highest county in the nation for CO2 pollution per capita. Frederick County's primary fuel type is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel source.

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Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Frederick County providing electricity. Of those 4,100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Maryland has some of the best state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Frederick County that report energy loss, including Thurmont, Maryland Electric Utility, Hagerstown Light Department, and Williamsport, Maryland Electric Utility. Combined, these 3 providers average an annual energy loss of 2.98% of electricity produced. The US average is 2.72%, meaning Frederick County ranks 2882nd worst in the nation for energy loss efficiency.