Wicomico County, Maryland Electric Profile

Salisbury Electric Overview

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On average, Salisbury's inhabitants pay an electricity rate of 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.20% above the average state rate of 12.69 cents. The state average monthly electricity bill is $124.9, while the Salisbury average is 28.69% more at $160.73 per month. This is the 436th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state. Delmarva Power has 689 total residential customers, more than any other vendor who operates in the city.

Around 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 36th highest polluter in Maryland out of 518 cities. A total of 105,898,203.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 35th worst in Maryland for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Salisbury must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Salisbury

Salisbury residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.163/kWh$0.133/kWh$219.76/mo.$98.33/mo.
431st14.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Salisbury
436th$160.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Salisbury Residents

Electric Companies in Salisbury

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Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.1,360,613.34684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.3,004,422.511,906,783287,077,503

Fruitland Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Fruitland home purchase electricity for, on average, 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.20% more than the average state rate of 12.69 cents. The average monthly electricity bill for a resident in the city is $160.73 per month. Delmarva Power is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Fruitland has zero electricity producing plants. The consumption of electricity in the city accounts for 16,986,210.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 189th highest in Maryland out of 518 cities. Averaging 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 36th highest in Maryland for pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fruitland

Fruitland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.163/kWh$0.133/kWh$219.76/mo.$98.33/mo.
431st14.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fruitland
436th$160.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fruitland Residents

Electric Companies in Fruitland

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Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.369,789.09684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.816,545.471,906,783287,077,503

Delmar Electric Overview

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Delmar has an average electricity rate of 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.20% above the average Maryland price of 12.69 cents and 11.61% above the national average of 13.33. Delmarva Power has 83 residential customers, which is more than all other electricity suppliers in the city. The average electric bill for a customer in the city is $160.71 per month, while the state average is $124.9. Patrons in the city pay a 28.67% markup compared to other residents in the state.

The consumption of electricity in Delmar accounts for 10,410,694.18 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is the 231st highest in the state out of 518 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 36th highest polluting city in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. The city does not generate any electricity in its city limits, which means it is tied for last in the state for the total amount of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Delmar

Delmar residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.163/kWh$0.133/kWh$219.76/mo.$98.33/mo.
515th14.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Delmar
433rd$160.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for Delmar Residents

Electric Companies in Delmar

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Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.162,643.8684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.360,924.271,906,783287,077,503

Quick Facts

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Wicomico County uses 2168.29% more megawatt hours than it generates.

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As the 339th highest generator of solar powered electricity in the country out of 3220, Wicomico County generates 28,418 megawatt hours from solar.

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With a population of 103,609 citizens, Wicomico County is the 13th most populated county in Maryland and the 592nd largest in the nation.

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While the national average electricity rate sits at 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour, Wicomico County’s average is 11.60% above that at 14.88 cents per kilowatt hour.

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The largest electricity provider in Wicomico County by total customers is Delmarva Power.

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Wicomico County ranks 965th out of 3220 counties in the United States for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuels, with 749.01 of the county’s 44,281 megawatt hours coming from those fuels.

Power Plants in Wicomico County

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Solar 24,7912,405,293.8697.02No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Wicomico County MD
WicomicoIndustrial Power Generating Company LLC (100.00%)
Landfill Gas 15,86310,087,788.62635.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Wicomico County MD
Wor-Wic Community College - OffsiteSolar Integrated Fund VI, LLC (100.00%)
Solar 3,627349,448.9896.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Hebron MD

Wicomico County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Wicomico County, Solar is 64.18% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity production. When combined with Landfill Gas (34.13%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (1.69%), these three fuel types make up 44,281 megawatt hours (or 100.00%) county's electricity production. The county is the 15th highest ranked county in the state out of 24 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 333,654,175.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 3,220.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 2360th highest for pollution per capita. Wicomico County is home to 3 power plants, which is the 727th highest number of plants within a county and the 1468th highest amount of plants per person out of the US' 3220 counties.

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64.18%
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34.13%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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1.69%

Net Metering

Out of the 3 suppliers in Wicomico County, 3 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. Regulations put in place at the state level are favorable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

Wicomico County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 3.75% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.72% and the Maryland average is 0.43%, resulting in a rank of 2288th worst in the US and a state rank of 11th worst out of 3220 and 24 counties, respectively.