Montgomery County, Maryland Electric Profile

Germantown CDP Electric Overview

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On average, citizens living in Germantown CDP are charged an electricity rate of 12.85 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.26% above the state's average rate of 12.69 cents, resulting in the city ranking 304th out of 518 cities in Maryland for lowest average electricity rate. Selling 114,444.94 megawatt hours a year, Potomac Electric Power Company is the largest supplier in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Germantown CDP averages 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 36th worst in Maryland out of 518 cities for emissions efficiency. At 3,239.17 kilograms per person and 90,582 citizens in the city, the city emits 293,410,547.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 3rd worst rank in Maryland for total emissions. The electricity sold in Germantown CDP has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Germantown CDP

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.119/kWh$172.20/mo.$89.96/mo.
304th12.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Germantown CDP
271st$124.35Average residential monthly electricity bill for Germantown CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Germantown CDP

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Potomac Edison10.62122.2No DataIcon representing missing value.2,831,375.43,000,910318,571,968
Potomac Electric Power Company14.07125.52No DataIcon representing missing value.38,239,403.664,722,760664,285,405

Silver Spring CDP Electric Overview

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On average, Silver Spring CDP's inhabitants pay an electricity rate of 14.07 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.81% above the average state rate of 12.69 cents. The state average monthly electricity bill is $124.9, while the Silver Spring CDP average is 0.50% more at $125.52 per month. This is the 276th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state. Potomac Electric Power Company has 6,379 total residential customers, more than any other vendor who operates in the city.

Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city limits, Silver Spring CDP must rely on neighboring cities or rural areas to bring in the megawatt hours they consume each year. For every citizen in the city there are 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 36th worst in Maryland out of 518 cities for emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount of 264,876,694.11 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Silver Spring CDP

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.122/kWh$185.25/mo.$87.10/mo.
337th14.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Silver Spring CDP
276th$125.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Silver Spring CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Silver Spring CDP

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Potomac Electric Power Company14.07125.52No DataIcon representing missing value.27,153,488.784,722,760664,285,405

Gaithersburg Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Gaithersburg are paying an average electricity price of 14.07 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.81% more than the average Maryland rate of 12.69 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for consumers living in the city. Roughly 100.00% of the city's total electricity generation comes from solar energy sources, with a total of 2,859 megawatt hours produced using the power of the Sun. The average power bill for a customer in the city is $125.52 per month, while the US average is $120.11.

Gaithersburg is the 11th worst ranked city in Maryland out of 518 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 218,748,088.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This total equates to 3,229.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 493rd worst in Maryland for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city is home to one power generation plant, which is 8th most in the state and 33rd most when considering power plants per capita Gaithersburg's power plants most often use Solar, which makes up 100.00% (or 2,859 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gaithersburg

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.122/kWh$185.25/mo.$87.10/mo.
337th14.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gaithersburg
276th$125.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gaithersburg Residents

Electric Companies in Gaithersburg

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Potomac Electric Power Company14.07125.52No DataIcon representing missing value.35,885,288.724,722,760664,285,405

Quick Facts

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Residents of Montgomery County consume enough electricity to emit 3,855.9 kilograms of CO2 gases per year per person, which is the 5th highest amount of pollution from electricity use for a county in Maryland.

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Non-renewable fuel sources are used in the generation of 78.53% of the megawatt hours produced in Montgomery County, ranking it 7th out of 24 counties in Maryland for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel sources.

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With 9,883 megawatt produced from solar power and 1,050,688 consumers in Montgomery County, the county averages 0.01 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 17th out of 24 counties in Maryland.

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The burning of non-renewable fuel sources in electricity production in Montgomery County has been reduced by 0.60% within the past year.

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Montgomery County saw a 5.06% increase in CO2 emissions per capita within the preceding 12 months.

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Montgomery County produces 288,668.61 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 383rd in the country out of 3220 counties for natural gas generation.

Power Plants in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County Resource RecoveryNortheast Maryland W D Auth (100.00%)
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 343,553517,881,984.321,507.43No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Montgomery County MD
Coal 201,333228,688,800.061,135.87YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.Montgomery County MD
NIH Cogeneration FacilityNational Institutes of Health (100.00%)
Natural Gas 148,13697,343,769.88657.12No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Bethesda CDP MD
Central Utility Plant at White OakGSA Metropolitan Service Center (100.00%)
Natural Gas 100,607.2164,333,641.53639.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.White Oak CDP MD
Montgomery County Oaks LFGE PlantNortheast Maryland W D Auth (100.00%)
Landfill Gas 11,37511,063,989.81972.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Montgomery County MD
Solar 5,395519,79696.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Montgomery County MD
Montgomery County SolarMontgomery County Solar (100.00%)
Solar 2,859275,472.0896.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Gaithersburg MD
Montgomery County Correctional FacilityTesla Energy (100.00%)
Solar 1,629156,939.6896.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Clarksburg CDP MD

Montgomery County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 57th worst ranked county in the US, Montgomery County releases 4,051,344,357.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per capita, which amounts to 3,855.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Montgomery County as the 2142nd highest polluting county in the United States. Around 35.42% of electricity in Montgomery County comes from production using Natural Gas. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (23.06%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Coal (19.67%). Montgomery County has 8 electricity plants, which is 3rd highest in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
35.42%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
23.06%
COAL
Coal
Coal
19.67%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
18.86%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
1.40%
OTHER
Other
1.59%

Net Metering

Roughly 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in Montgomery County offer net metering to their customers. At the state level, Maryland has favorable net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Montgomery County who report energy loss metrics had an average of 5.96% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.72% while the Maryland average is 0.43%, resulting in a rank of 575th worst in the country and a state rank of 8th worst out of 3220 and 24 counties, respectively.