Howard County, Maryland Electric Profile

Columbia CDP Electric Overview

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Columbia CDP has an average electricity rate of 11.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 11.13% lower than the average national price of 13.33 cents. The Maryland average monthly electric bill is $124.9, while the Columbia CDP average is 13.10% lower at $108.54 per month. This is the 62nd lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in Maryland. Baltimore Gas & Electric sells 181,435.67 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Columbia 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 336,844,585.59 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 36th worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbia CDP

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
193rd11.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbia CDP
62nd$108.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Columbia CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Columbia CDP

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Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85108.54No DataIcon representing missing value.60,622,967.8410,165,9831,204,240,700

Ellicott City CDP Electric Overview

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Ellicott City CDP's residents are billed an average electricity rate of 11.85 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 13,114 residential customers, Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity provider in the city. Residents in the city have an average monthly power bill of $108.54. This is 13.10% less than the state average of $124.9.

The electricity sold in Ellicott City 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 235,374,328.66 kilograms.

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 February.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
193rd11.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ellicott City CDP
62nd$108.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ellicott City CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Ellicott City CDP

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Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85108.54No DataIcon representing missing value.56,577,779.2410,165,9831,204,240,700

Ilchester CDP Electric Overview

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Ilchester CDP's citizens purchase electricity for, on average, 11.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.68% below the average Maryland rate of 12.69 cents. The average monthly power bill for a customer in the city is $108.54 per month, while the US average is $120.11. Customers in the city enjoy a 13.10% reduction compared to the rest of the nation. Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Ilchester CDP emits 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 36th worst polluting city out of 518 cities in the state. With total emissions of 87,373,386.66 kilograms, the city ranks 49th worst in Maryland for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 261,495.75 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ilchester CDP

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.156/kWh$0.108/kWh$159.40/mo.$80.16/mo.
193rd11.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ilchester CDP
62nd$108.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ilchester CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Ilchester CDP

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Baltimore Gas & Electric11.85108.54No DataIcon representing missing value.20,227,969.8810,165,9831,204,240,700

Quick Facts

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Citizens of Howard County pay about 11.76% less than the $124.9 state average monthly electric expense.

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Howard County generates 23 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 19th in Maryland out of 24 counties for total megawatt hours generated using solar power sources.

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In the county, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has fallen by 66.73% within the previous 12 months.

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Howard County emitted 1,055,146,832.82 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 6th worst polluting county in the state.

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Howard County has seen year over year increase of 100.00% for electricity generation using solar power.

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Over 100.00% of Howard County’s electricity production comes from renewable fuels, putting Howard County at 19th in Maryland for total sustainable electricity generation.

Power Plants in Howard County

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Alpha Ridge LFGHoward County - Maryland (100.00%)
Landfill Gas 1,052538,351.73511.74No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Howard County MD
6685 Santa Barbara Ct6685 Santa Barbara Ct (100.00%)
Solar 232,210.7396.12No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Elkridge CDP MD

Howard County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Howard County creates 1,055,146,832.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 6th most of any county in the state. The county averages 3,239.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county’s emission levels. They rank 10th highest in Maryland in this category. The top fuel type used in Howard County is Landfill Gas. The county generates 1,052 megawatt hours, or 97.86% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel. Howard County has 2 electricity generation plants, which is 17th highest in the state.

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Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electric providers in Howard County offer net metering to their consumers. Regulations put in place at the state level are highly favorable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

Howard County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 5.96% of their energy lost per year. The US average energy loss is 2.72%. This earned Howard County a rank of 8th worst in Maryland out of 24.