Worcester County, Maryland Electric Profile

Ocean Pines CDP Electric Overview

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Ocean Pines CDP averages an electricity rate of 13.87 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 9.29% above the average Maryland price of 12.69 cents and 4.08% higher than the US average of 13.33. Consumers in the city have an average monthly electric bill of $148.84. This is 19.17% more than the state average of $124.9. Delmarva Power sells 5,225.55 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Ocean Pines CDP average 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 36th worst polluting city out of 518 cities in Maryland based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 40,486,392.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 106th highest for total emissions in Maryland. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ocean Pines CDP

Ocean Pines CDP 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.
324th13.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ocean Pines CDP
418th$148.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ocean Pines CDP Residents

Electric Companies in Ocean Pines CDP

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Berlin Electric11.87125.06No DataIcon representing missing value.263,996.4126,9623,199,600
Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.790,714.99684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.1,746,008.11,906,783287,077,503

Ocean City Electric Overview

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The electricity price is 13.87 cents per kilowatt hour for Ocean City, which is 9.30% more than Maryland's average price of 12.69 cents. This means the city is 326th best for average electricity rate out of 518 cities in the state. Selling 2,707.8 megawatt hours, Delmarva Power is the largest supplier in the city. The city is faced with an average of 0.47 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages go on for an average of 52.34 minutes. In comparison, the nationwide average is 1.13 outages per consumer and 127.16 minutes per outage.

Ocean City has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 22,583,497.14 kilograms, which is 162nd highest in the state out of 518 cities. The city averages 3,239.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 36th highest city in Maryland in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ocean City

Ocean City 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.
326th13.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ocean City
426th$148.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ocean City Residents

Electric Companies in Ocean City

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Berlin Electric11.87125.06No DataIcon representing missing value.136,550.4626,9623,199,600
Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.408,992.29684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.904,756.751,906,783287,077,503

Berlin Electric Overview

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Berlin's inhabitants are charged an average electricity rate of 13.87 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.29% above Maryland's average price of 12.69 cents and 4.08% more than the national average of 13.33 cents. Delmarva Power is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The city is ranked 10th in the state in total electricity generated from electrical power plants within its borders, with 7,875 megawatt hours produced.

Berlin's fuel of choice is Solar, with 98.15% of electricity production using this fuel type. Distillate Fuel Oil and Natural Gas are also primary fuel sources in the city, with 1.41% and 0.44% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel source, respectively. The city’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 13,468,229.62 kilograms, which is 212th highest in the state out of 518 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 2,892.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks the city as the 510th highest polluting city in the state. There are 2 electricity plants in Berlin, which is the 3rd highest number of plants in a city in Maryland and the 874th highest rate of power plants per citizen in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Berlin

Berlin 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.
318th13.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Berlin
418th$148.84Average residential monthly electricity bill for Berlin Residents

Electric Companies in Berlin

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Berlin Electric11.87125.06146330,180.4326,9623,199,600
Choptank Electric Cooperative14.70172.08No DataIcon representing missing value.326,279.98684,009100,535,400
Delmarva Power15.06149.39No DataIcon representing missing value.720,471.341,906,783287,077,503

Quick Facts

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Unfortunately, over the previous 12 months, there has been a 186.27% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel sources in the county.

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Worcester County has seen year over year increase of 28.30% in electricity production using solar power.

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Averaging production of 0.2 megawatt hours per citizen each year, Worcester County is 1712th out of 3220 counties in the US in generation per capita.

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Citizens in the county use approximately 4904.98% of the total amount of the electricity that the county produces.

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Worcester County generates 1.41% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, resulting in a ranking of 13th in Maryland out of 24 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

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The use of natural gas in Worcester County yields a total of 34.63 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 847th out of 3220 counties in the country.

Power Plants in Worcester County

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Solar 7,729744,652.3296.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Berlin MD
Solar 2,457236,723.8596.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Worcester County MD
Distillate Fuel Oil 146270,028.041,849.51No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.Berlin MD

Worcester County Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 167,130,060.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Worcester County ranks 1386th worst in the country for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 3,197.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 2366th highest for emissions per capita. Solar makes up 98.59% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Worcester County. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Distillate Fuel Oil at 1.08% and Natural Gas at 0.34% of production. Worcester County has the 14th highest power generation plants of any county in the state, with 3 total power plants. This equates to the 8th most plants per citizen in the state.

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98.59%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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1.08%
NATURAL GAS
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0.34%

Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Worcester County providing electricity. Of those 4,3 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Maryland has great net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

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