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Howard County, Maryland Electricity Overview

Howard County is 671st out of 3230 counties in the US in solar power generation, with 11,737 megawatt hours generated from solar.

Residents of Howard County consume enough electricity to release 2,355.14 kilograms of CO2 gases per person, compared to the statewide average of 2,724.27.

Howard County's average residential electricity rate is 22.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 37.87% above the national average rate of 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour.

Citizens in Howard County pay $181.97 per month for residential electricity, compared to the US average of $137.93.

Over the course of the past year, Howard County has experienced a 50.24% increase in production of electricity from solar sources, up from 7,812 megawatt hours each year to 11,737 megawatt hours per year.

Howard County produces 99.08% of its electricity from renewable fuels, or 0.04 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,122,291 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    13,444 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    13,320 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    124 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.04 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    789,938,871 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,355.14 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Columbia CDP

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Columbia CDP Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

18.83¢ per kWh

  • 3.05% higher than last month
  • 17.32% higher than March last year
  • 8.73% higher than the Maryland average
  • 10.63% higher than the US average
  • 309th in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 3 since March last year
  • 26,145th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 463 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,941 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

17.06¢ per kWh

  • 1.38% higher than last month
  • 18.71% higher than March last year
  • 4.7% higher than the Maryland average
  • 2.77% higher than the US average
  • 304th in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 42 since March last year
  • 23,869th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 265 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 7,813 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$143.33 per month

  • 10.54% lower than last month
  • 9.08% higher than March last year
  • 7.66% lower than the Maryland average
  • 19.13% higher than the US average
  • 262nd in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 36 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 25,428th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 253 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 6,359 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$143.79 per month

  • 0.7% higher than last month
  • 15.42% higher than March last year
  • 5.67% lower than the Maryland average
  • 6.46% higher than the US average
  • 261st in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 19,640th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 444 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 8,630 since March last year

Columbia CDP, MD Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Columbia CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 17.06 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.06% higher than the average state rate of 17.05 cents. Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers. With 100.00% of its electricity generation coming from sustainable fuel sources, the city ranks 9th out of 536 cities in the state for total electricity generation from renewable fuel sources.

Columbia CDP is the 4th highest ranked city in the state out of 536 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 240,298,441.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. The city also ranks 485th highest in Maryland in pollution per citizen, averaging 2,362.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. The city has one electricity plant. In Columbia CDP, Solar makes up 100.00% of the fuel used in electricity production.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbia CDP

Columbia CDP residential electric rates are highest in March and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.188/kWh$0.108/kWh$199.47/mo.$80.16/mo.
304th17.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbia CDP
261st$143.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Columbia CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Columbia CDP, Maryland

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
APG&EENERGY17.56141.082,925.36513,673.75
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY19.44135.8367.0713,039.67
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY15.3497.412,146.321,863,780.89
Ambit EnergyENERGY12.06113.6193,148.5711,231,946.33
American Power & GasENERGY20.71220.411,396.332,359,622.62

Zips with electric coverage in Columbia CDP, Maryland include: 21043, 21044, 21042, 21045, 21075, 21046, 21029

Ellicott City CDP, MD Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Ellicott City CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 17.06 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.06% higher than the average state rate of 17.05 cents. Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Ellicott City CDP is the 9th highest ranked city in the state out of 536 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 173,042,917.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 2,362.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 29th worst in the state in this category. All of the 681,771.02 megawatt hours of electricity used in Ellicott City CDP must be sourced from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ellicott City CDP

Ellicott City CDP residential electric rates are highest in March and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.188/kWh$0.108/kWh$199.47/mo.$80.16/mo.
304th17.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ellicott City CDP
261st$143.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ellicott City CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ellicott City CDP, Maryland

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
APG&EENERGY17.56141.082,925.36513,673.75
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY19.44135.8367.0713,039.67
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY15.3497.412,146.321,863,780.89
Ambit EnergyENERGY12.06113.6193,148.5711,231,946.33
American Power & GasENERGY20.71220.411,396.332,359,622.62

Zips with electric coverage in Ellicott City CDP, Maryland include: 21043, 21042, 21045, 21163, 21104

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Ilchester CDP, MD Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Ilchester CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 17.06 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.06% higher than the average state rate of 17.05 cents. Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Ilchester CDP is the 49th highest ranked city in the state out of 536 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 65,005,390.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 2,362.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 29th worst in the state in this category. All of the 256,114.45 megawatt hours of electricity used in Ilchester CDP must be sourced from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ilchester CDP

Ilchester CDP residential electric rates are highest in March and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.188/kWh$0.108/kWh$199.47/mo.$80.16/mo.
304th17.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ilchester CDP
261st$143.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ilchester CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ilchester CDP, Maryland

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
APG&EENERGY17.56141.082,925.36513,673.75
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY19.44135.8367.0713,039.67
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY15.3497.412,146.321,863,780.89
Ambit EnergyENERGY12.06113.6193,148.5711,231,946.33
American Power & GasENERGY20.71220.411,396.332,359,622.62

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Electricity Production in Howard County, Maryland

Power Plants in Howard County, Maryland

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
P52ES 1755 Henryton Rd Phase 2 LLCNautilus Solar (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 3,966
P52ES 1755 Henryton Rd Phase 1 LLC CSGNautilus Solar (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 3,537
Chimes West Friendship (Nixon Farms)TerraForm Power (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 1,611
Alpha Ridge LFGHoward County - Maryland (100.00%)
Howard County MD Landfill Gas 1,583795,629.6502.61
KDC Solar TC Blandair Park LLCCleanCapital Holdings (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 703
KDC Solar TC Little Patuxent WWTP LLCCleanCapital Holdings (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 572
KDC Solar TC George Howard LLCCleanCapital Holdings (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 558
6685 Santa Barbara Ct6685 Santa Barbara Ct (100.00%)
Elkridge CDP MD Solar 514
Snowden River CSGSnowden River Parkway, LLC (100.00%)
Columbia CDP MD Solar 276
Maryland Bioenergy Center (Jessup)Bioenergy DevCo (100.00%)
Jessup CDP MD Natural Gas 12474,761.54602.92

Howard County, Maryland Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Howard County's primary fuel is Solar, with 87.30% of electricity production using this fuel source. Landfill Gas and Natural Gas are also primary fuel sources in the county, with 11.77% and 0.92% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the county there are 2,355.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. This ranks them 2444th highest in the country for emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 789,938,870.68 kilograms, which is the 428th highest total amount of pollution for a county in the United States. Howard County has 10 power plants within its borders. This is the 260th most plants within a single county.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
87.30%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
11.77%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.92%

Howard County, Maryland Net Metering

Out of the 49 providers in Howard County, 6.12% of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state has some of the best net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Howard County is about 11.41% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The US average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Howard County a rank of 2948th best in the United States out of 3230.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Howard County, Maryland?

By total revenue, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in Howard County, Maryland.

How many electric companies offer service in Howard County, Maryland?

There are 49 electricity suppliers operating in Howard County, Maryland.

How many power plants are in Howard County, Maryland?

There are 10 electricity plants in Howard County, Maryland

Which electricity companies offer service in Howard County, Maryland?

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-06-01