Maine Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Maine

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Maine

  • Population
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    1,385,340
  • Total Production
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    11,605,766 MWh / 8.38 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    11,125,393 MWh / 8.03 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    7,826,647 MWh / 5.65 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    2,827,506,679 kg / 2,041.02 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    3,780,254 MWh / 2.73 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Maine

Maine residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.294/kWh$0.157/kWh$186.39/mo.$72.76/mo.
47th27.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Maine
42nd$152.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Maine Residents

Maine Electricity Fuel Mix

Maine's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents of Maine are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than most people in the country, with an average state electric rate of 27.51 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 16.02 cents. This ranks Maine as the 47th lowest priced state in the United States using average electric rate. With 22 electricity providers in the state, consumers have many choices to choose from when shopping for electricity thanks to the deregulated electricity market that operates in the state. Central Maine Power sells 4,532,278.84 megawatt hours in the state a year, more than any other provider. Customers living in the state average a yearly per capita consumption of 8.03 megawatt hours of electricity. There has been a 35.44% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy in the previous 12 months, which is an increase of 161,452.92 megawatt hours a year. In the state of Maine, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has dropped by 2.92% within the previous year, a worrisome trend.

Maine Electricity Plans

There are 25617 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Maine Plans

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 14.75¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

All Maine Plans

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 14.75¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in Maine

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED27.49153.073,428,274.33942,491,375
Versant PowerBUNDLED29.53158.08835,788.57246,829,747
Electricity MaineENERGY17.2890161,990.8227,997,262.01
SmartEnergy HoldingsENERGY20.03121.879,728.0915,968,519.85
Eastern Maine Electric CoopBUNDLED16.7784.9464,920.3610,884,895
Kennebunk Light and PowerBUNDLED13.34102.3959,378.547,919,090.71
Ambit EnergyENERGY15.2491.7838,183.735,820,152.59
Houlton, Maine Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.4285.6735,164.974,016,596
CN Brown EnergyENERGY11.9472.3731,102.813,714,421.38
Energy RewardsENERGY19.3978.3322,932.524,445,548.95

Commercial Electricity Providers in Maine

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED25.30420.41,029,266.83260,411,043
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY7.505,679.87618,828.7946,438,644.17
Versant PowerBUNDLED18.95384.51576,108.12109,199,511
First Point PowerENERGY9.15837.31131,044.0511,991,926.02
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY15.3431,645.7177,360.5411,867,139.75
Energy RewardsENERGY10.14215.1146,350.854,701,462.47
Kennebunk Light and PowerBUNDLED13.01462.7241,705.065,426,835.35
CN Brown EnergyENERGY13.07502.426,132.423,414,782.48
Eastern Maine Electric CoopBUNDLED15.28125.823,443.273,582,490
Electricity MaineENERGY15.15189.3220,583.153,119,085.84

Power Plants in Maine

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Westbrook Energy Center Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
Westbrook Natural Gas 2,606,880983,670,797.34377.34
Maine Independence StationDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Penobscot County Natural Gas 669,598262,477,526.36391.99
Great Lakes Hydro America - MEGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
Millinocket CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 539,993
Somerset PlantSappi Fine Paper North America-Somerset (100.00%)
Somerset County Black Liquour 486,288208,339,288.71428.43
Bingham WindNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Somerset County Wind 448,818
Rumford Power LLCEmera (100.00%)
Oxford County Natural Gas 428,091171,518,837.7400.66
Rumford CogenerationND Paper LLC (100.00%)
Rumford CDP Black Liquour 412,403207,929,752.12504.19
Androscoggin Energy CenterVerso Paper Androscoggin LLC (100.00%)
Franklin County Natural Gas 399,036101,217,428.24253.653/2023
Somerset County Conventional Hydroelectric 384,573
Woodland Pulp, LLCWoodland Pulp (100.00%)
Woodland CDP Black Liquour 373,515111,761,077.96299.21

Quick Facts

More people call the state of Maine home now than 12 months ago, as the state's population has grown by 0.95% during that time period.

Emitting 2,827,506,679.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, Maine ranks as the 49th highest polluting state in the country based on electricity emissions.

Of all US States, Maine is 23rd in megawatt hours generated from wind turbines.

At $152.52, the average monthly residential electric bill in Maine is 10.28% above the nationwide average.

As the 48th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Maine produces 2.73 megawatt hours per person pear year.

Maine averages 1.77 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 14th highest in the country.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Androscoggin County113,023271531.11$161.42/mo
Aroostook County67,25530431.24$161.13/mo
Cumberland County307,451271131.11$161.42/mo
Franklin County29,48727831.11$161.42/mo
Hancock County55,41732831.80$164.09/mo
Kennebec County125,540271231.11$161.42/mo
Knox County40,51929131.33$161.38/mo
Lincoln County35,0652731.11$161.42/mo
Oxford County57,807271031.11$161.42/mo
Penobscot County153,704321831.56$162.89/mo
Piscataquis County16,76031231.56$163.35/mo
Sagadahoc County36,53027131.11$161.42/mo
Somerset County50,424281931.07$161.28/mo
Waldo County39,61827331.11$161.42/mo
Washington County31,00328430.01$154.56/mo
York County216,73228631.03$161.15/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Maine is the 49th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 2,827,506,679.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total also equals a ranking of 46th worst in the country for pollution per capita. Natural Gas makes up 30.56% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in Maine. Conventional Hydroelectric and Wind make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 26.61% and 21.17% of total electricity generation, respectively. Maine has 124 power plants, which is the 30th most in the country and 5th most when counting power plants per resident.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
30.56%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
26.61%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
21.17%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
7.70%
SOLAR
Solar
5.32%
OTHER
Other
8.66%

Maine Net Metering

Maine has 5 out of 22 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Maine has good net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Maine is 0.71%. This includes data from 4 companies, including Versant Power, Electricity Maine, and Houlton, Maine Electric Utility. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.87%. Maine has a rank of 2nd best in the United States for energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Encouraging private citizens to install solar panels can be a challenge due to high initial costs. Governments can help by issuing rebates and tax breaks to their citizens. Maine currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install private solar panels at their place of residence. The state offers no rebates to consumers who are purchasing private solar. Maine offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who purchase private solar panels, making it less attractive for consumers to do so. The state currently does not offer a sales tax exemption for the install of private solar, leaving homeowners on their own for this one.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily find electricity plans with renewable fuel sources is partially determined by state level initiatives. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electric companies who operate in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be generated using green energy. Maine makes it necessary for electricity suppliers to generate at least 25% of their electricity output from renewable fuels. Furthermore, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Maine, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in Maine

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Maine

What is a good electricity rate in Maine?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Maine in 2024 is 27.51 cents.

Where does Maine get its electricity?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in Maine is Natural Gas, making up 30.56% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 26.61% and Wind makes up 21.17%.

Does Maine have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that residents in the state can choose from multiple electricity companies to supply their electricity.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Maine?

The largest electricity provider in Maine by total customer count is Central Maine Power.

What is the average electric bill in Maine?

In 2024, Maine has an average electricity bill of $153, while the nationwide average is $138.

How many electric companies offer service in Maine?

There are 22 electricity suppliers offering service in Maine.

How many power plants are in Maine?

Maine is home to 124 power plants producing electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Maine?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Houlton, Maine Electric Utility11.425,493
2Kennebunk Light and Power13.347,427
3Van Buren Light and Power District14.871,437
4Madison Electric15.092,656
5Eastern Maine Electric Coop16.7713,082
6Central Maine Power27.49565,741
7Versant Power29.53153,823
8Fox Islands Electric Cooperative51.182,108
9Matinicus Plantation Electric Company63.25134

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-05-21