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Montgomery County, Maryland Electricity Overview

Montgomery County generates 0.12 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel sources. This makes Montgomery County the 13th highest ranking county for renewable production per capita in Maryland out of 24 counties.

Montgomery County generates 268,608.2 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 4th in the state out of 24 counties for total natural gas generation.

As the 603rd highest producer of solar powered electricity in the country, Montgomery County produces 17,077 megawatt hours from solar.

Montgomery County uses non-renewable fuels to produce 0.39 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 8th highest county in the state for non-renewable production per capita.

Montgomery County residents pay an average residential electricity bill of $190.17, which is 37.87% higher than the national average bill of $137.93.

The largest supplier in Montgomery County by number of customers is Potomac Electric Power Company.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    9,797,762 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    534,298 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    128,883 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    405,415 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.51 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,960,868,185 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,813.12 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Germantown CDP

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Germantown CDP Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

17.3¢ per kWh

  • 3.04% higher than last month
  • 20.72% higher than March last year
  • 0.08% lower than the Maryland average
  • 1.66% higher than the US average
  • 199th 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
  • 22,900th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 495 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 7,435 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

16.76¢ per kWh

  • 1.5% higher than last month
  • 18.36% higher than March last year
  • 2.85% higher than the Maryland average
  • 0.95% higher than the US average
  • 201st in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 42 since March last year
  • 23,389th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,222 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 8,069 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$142.8 per month

  • 11.2% lower than last month
  • 12.82% higher than March last year
  • 8.01% lower than the Maryland average
  • 18.69% higher than the US average
  • 159th in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 68 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 25,243rd in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 15 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 7,867 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$147.4 per month

  • 0.93% higher than last month
  • 16.56% higher than March last year
  • 3.3% lower than the Maryland average
  • 9.14% higher than the US average
  • 271st in the state out of 535 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since March last year
  • 21,084th in the US out of 31,812 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 492 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 9,311 since March last year

Germantown CDP, MD Electricity Overview

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On average, Germantown CDP's residential electricity rate is 16.76 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 1.71% below the state's average rate of 17.05 cents. With an estimated 10,729 residential customers, Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest provider in the city.

Emitting 220,212,168.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Germantown CDP ranks 6th worst out of 536 cities in Maryland for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 2,362.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 29th worst in Maryland for emissions per capita from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, electricity suppliers who service Germantown CDP must source the megawatt hours they need every year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Germantown CDP

Germantown CDP residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.192/kWh$0.119/kWh$191.25/mo.$90.10/mo.
201st16.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Germantown CDP
271st$147.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Germantown CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Germantown 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 Germantown CDP, Maryland include: 20878, 20874, 20879, 20876, 20841

Silver Spring CDP, MD Electricity Overview

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On average, Silver Spring CDP's residential electricity rate is 18.72 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 9.82% above the state's average rate of 17.05 cents. Selling an estimated 82,225.58 megawatt hours per year, Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest supplier in the city. The city had a 8.21% reduction in CO2 emissions per person during the most recent 12 months.

About 177,943,188.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Silver Spring CDP from electricity use a year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the city, which amounts to 2,362.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Silver Spring CDP is the 29th highest polluting city in Maryland. The city has one electricity plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Silver Spring CDP

Silver Spring CDP residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.216/kWh$0.122/kWh$203.07/mo.$87.10/mo.
448th18.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Silver Spring CDP
381st$152.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Silver Spring CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring CDP, Maryland include: 20910, 20901, 20815, 20903, 20912

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Gaithersburg, MD Electricity Overview

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On average, Gaithersburg's residential electricity rate is 18.72 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 9.82% above the state's average rate of 17.05 cents. The city generates over 0 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 34th highest total production for any city in the state. Approximately 100.00% of the city's electricity production is from solar fields.

Emitting 162,239,064.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Gaithersburg ranks 11th worst out of 536 cities in Maryland for total pollution from electricity use. This total equates to 2,352.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 489th worst in Maryland for emissions per capita from electricity use. The city has one electricity producing plant in the city. For electricity production purposes, Gaithersburg's main fuel source is Solar, accounting for 2,659 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.216/kWh$0.122/kWh$203.07/mo.$87.10/mo.
448th18.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gaithersburg
381st$152.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gaithersburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg, Maryland include: 20878, 20850, 20877, 20886, 20879, 20899

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Electricity Production in Montgomery County, Maryland

Power Plants in Montgomery County, Maryland

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Dickerson Power
Montgomery County MD Natural Gas 290,651191,681,686.79659.49
Montgomery County Resource RecoveryNortheast Maryland W D Auth (100.00%)
Montgomery County MD Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 250,732436,536,240.31,741.05
NIH Cogeneration FacilityNational Institutes of Health (100.00%)
Bethesda CDP MD Natural Gas 175,776115,159,407.72655.15
Central Utility Plant at White OakGSA Metropolitan Service Center (100.00%)
White Oak CDP MD Natural Gas 90,712.7457,977,063.82639.13
Montgomery County MD Solar 6,147
Montgomery County SolarMontgomery County Solar (100.00%)
Gaithersburg MD Solar 2,659
MO32 (CSG)TPE MD MO32 LLC (100.00%)
Spencerville CDP MD Solar 2,465
Montgomery County Correctional FacilityTesla Energy (100.00%)
Montgomery County MD Solar 2,409
MO33 CSGTPE MD MO33 LLC (100.00%)
Montgomery County MD Solar 1,716
MNCPPC Germantown SolarStandard Solar (100.00%)
Montgomery County MD Solar 1,681
Brookville Smart Bus Depot Microgrid
Silver Spring CDP MD Solar 184

Montgomery County, Maryland Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Montgomery County results in the release of 2,960,868,185.03 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 89th highest amount in the country out of 3230 counties. Additionally, the county ranks 7th highest in Maryland for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 2,813.12 kilograms of emissions per capita. Natural Gas is the primary fuel source in Montgomery County, with 50.27% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 25.58% (136,650.16 megawatt hours) and 20.93% (111,806.22 megawatt hours), respectively. Montgomery County has 11 power plants, which is 4th most in Maryland.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
50.27%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
25.58%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
20.93%
SOLAR
Solar
3.20%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.03%

Montgomery County, Maryland Net Metering

Out of the 50 companies in Montgomery County, 8.00% of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their customers. The state has great net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

Montgomery County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 11.41% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average is 2.87%, resulting in Montgomery County having a rank of 2948th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Montgomery County:

  • Barnesville, Maryland:
    • Potomac Edison: 100.00%
  • Brookeville, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Chevy Chase, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Chevy Chase Section Three, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Chevy Chase View, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Chevy Chase Village, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Garrett Park, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Glen Echo, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Kensington, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Laytonsville, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Martin's Additions, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • North Chevy Chase, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Poolesville, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 1.40%
    • Potomac Edison: 98.60%
  • Rockville, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Somerset, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Takoma Park, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%
  • Washington Grove, Maryland:
    • Potomac Electric Power Company: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Montgomery County, Maryland?

By total megawatt hours sold, Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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

Montgomery County, Maryland has 50 electricity companies operating in the area.

How many power plants are located within Montgomery County, Maryland?

Montgomery County, Maryland is home to 11 active power plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Montgomery County, Maryland?

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-06-09