Howard County, Maryland Electric Profile

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Howard County, Maryland Overview

Howard County generates 8,198 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel sources. This ranks Howard County 18th out of 24 counties in the state for total renewable electricity generation.

Howard County had a 188.87% rise over the last year in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation.

Solar power production in Howard County has grown from 1,786 megawatt hours to 7,812 megawatt hours per year in the previous 12 months.

Howard County produces 0.26% of their required electricity and must bring in the additional 99.74% from other counties.

The largest provider in Howard County by customer count is Baltimore Gas & Electric.

Howard County is 16th in the state out of 24 counties in solar power production, with 7,812 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,211,694 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.66 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    8,198 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    8,198 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.02 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,002,703,113 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,017.31 kg

Electricity plans in Maryland

There are 32835 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Maryland Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 14.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 13.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All Maryland Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 14.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 13.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 12.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 13.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 11.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 12.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.30¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.90¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 12.50¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.50¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 5%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.00¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.80¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.00¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.40¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

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Residential

  • Rate 11.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 12.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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Residential

  • Rate 7.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 9 mo.
  • Effective Date Sep 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Columbia CDP, MD Electric Overview

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On average, residents who call Columbia CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 15.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.67% higher than the average state rate of 13.47 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $139.09 per month. The city ranks 29th out of 536 cities in Maryland for solar generation per capita, with 0.01 megawatt hours per person being produced.

Columbia CDP is the 3rd highest ranked city in the state out of 536 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 316,188,470.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. The city also ranks 510th highest in Maryland in pollution per citizen, averaging 3,020.5 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.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbia CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
160th12.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbia CDP
7th$114.45Average 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&EENERGY11.4797.143,556408,000
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY9.2973.15857,900
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY9.8749.975,919584,000
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.0492.63123,24611,146,000
American Power & GasENERGY11.01135.089,8501,084,400

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

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Ellicott City CDP, MD Electric Overview

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On average, residents who call Ellicott City CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 15.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.67% higher than the average state rate of 13.47 cents. Selling an estimated 176,859.58 megawatt hours per year, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest provider in the city. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $139.09 per month.

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 229,696,571.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 3,024.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 70th worst in the state in this category. All of the 733,993.63 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.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ellicott City CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
160th12.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ellicott City CDP
7th$114.45Average 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&EENERGY11.4797.143,556408,000
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY9.2973.15857,900
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY9.8749.975,919584,000
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.0492.63123,24611,146,000
American Power & GasENERGY11.01135.089,8501,084,400

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

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Ilchester CDP, MD Electric Overview

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On average, residents who call Ilchester CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 15.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.67% higher than the average state rate of 13.47 cents. Selling an estimated 63,443.93 megawatt hours per year, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest provider in the city. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $139.09 per month.

Ilchester CDP is the 50th highest ranked city in the state out of 536 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 81,127,376.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 3,024.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 70th worst in the state in this category. All of the 259,241.91 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.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ilchester CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
160th12.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ilchester CDP
7th$114.45Average 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&EENERGY11.4797.143,556408,000
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY9.2973.15857,900
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY9.8749.975,919584,000
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.0492.63123,24611,146,000
American Power & GasENERGY11.01135.089,8501,084,400

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Energy 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 1,717
6685 Santa Barbara Ct6685 Santa Barbara Ct (100.00%)
Elkridge CDP MD Solar 1,663
Chimes West Friendship (Nixon Farms)TerraForm Power (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 1,578
P52ES 1755 Henryton Rd Phase 1 LLC CSGNautilus Solar (100.00%)
Howard County MD Solar 1,537
Snowden River CSGSnowden River Parkway, LLC (100.00%)
Columbia CDP MD Solar 1,317
Alpha Ridge LFGHoward County - Maryland (100.00%)
Howard County MD Landfill Gas 386198,282.56513.69

Howard County, Maryland Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Howard County's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 1,002,703,112.51 kilograms, which is the 347th largest amount of any county in the country. The county also ranks 2401st highest in pollution per person in the county, averaging 3,017.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per person in the county. This is, most likely, the more important of the two metrics. The county is home to 6 electricity generation plants, which is 362nd highest in the country. For electricity production purposes, Howard County's primary fuel is Solar, making up 95.29%, or 7,812 megawatt hours of production in the county.

SOLAR
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Solar
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Solar
Solar
95.29%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
4.71%

Howard County, Maryland Net Metering

Out of the 49 providers in Howard County, 4.08% 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

In Howard County one company reports energy loss, Baltimore Gas & Electric. They average an annual energy loss of 14.62%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 0.36%, resulting in a rank of 2940th best in the United States and a state rank of 15th best out of 3221 and 24 counties, respectively.

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 6 electricity plants in Howard County, Maryland

Which electricity companies offer service in Howard County, Maryland?

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-04