Electricity Rates in Maine

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Maine

  • Population
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    1,362,359
  • Total Production
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    11,902,211 MWh / 8.74 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    11,647,982 MWh / 8.55 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    7,786,962 MWh / 5.72 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    3,451,503,686 kg / 2,533.48 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    4,116,946 MWh / 3.02 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 February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.258/kWh$0.157/kWh$158.14/mo.$72.76/mo.
43rd20.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Maine
22nd$121.89Average 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 20.68 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 14.46 cents. This ranks Maine as the 43rd lowest priced state in the United States using average electric rate. With 20 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. The state is home to 1,362,359 citizens, which is the 43rd highest population for a state in the United States. The state generates roughly 8.74 megawatt hours per capita per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes it the 40th highest generator per capita in the nation. Electricity providers in the state increased their generation of megawatt hours from wind energy by approximately 1.74%. With annual production of 11,902,210.78 megawatt hours, Maine is the 46th highest generator of electricity in the nation.

Maine Electricity Plans

There are 6008 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 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

All Maine Plans

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in Maine

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED20.42122.823,673,275750,048,400
Versant PowerBUNDLED21.44116.1835,209179,069,426
Electricity MaineENERGY12.1468.76245,23129,776,000
Eastern Maine Electric CoopBUNDLED16.7081.9362,50710,440,412
Ambit EnergyENERGY8.2054.3755,1674,521,000
Kennebunk Light and PowerBUNDLED13.3188.3650,301.376,693,663.88
Energy RewardsENERGY13.8064.9933,0114,554,400
North American PowerENERGY11.9275.6331,1753,716,600
Houlton, Maine Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.2381.1731,0613,488,651
ENGIEENERGY9.0667.7829,5072,674,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in Maine

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED17.54355.981,244,367218,236,720
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY6.293,353.47503,59831,670,200
Versant PowerBUNDLED16.25228.8397,04964,511,906
Electricity MaineENERGY7.93436.96179,62514,236,000
First Point PowerENERGY7.40702.8890,4916,697,000
Texas Retail EnergyENERGY6.6314,117.1981,7725,421,000
Energy RewardsENERGY7.86185.6545,9883,613,500
Kennebunk Light and PowerBUNDLED13.42413.2934,839.894,676,844.86
CN Brown EnergyENERGY9.18400.1424,9092,285,600
Eastern Maine Electric CoopBUNDLED15.01126.2823,2493,489,133

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 2,437,580934,889,025.14383.53
Great Lakes Hydro America - MEGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
Millinocket CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 546,872
Somerset PlantSappi Fine Paper North America-Somerset (100.00%)
Somerset County Black Liquour 536,638232,918,011.04434.03
Maine Independence StationDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Penobscot County Natural Gas 534,682213,757,462.94399.78
Bingham WindNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Somerset County Wind 513,234
Rumford CogenerationND Paper LLC (100.00%)
Rumford CDP Black Liquour 413,689212,928,505.18514.71
Androscoggin Energy CenterVerso Paper Androscoggin LLC (100.00%)
Franklin County Natural Gas 382,65596,284,966.89251.62
ReEnergy Stratton LLCReEnergy Holdings (100.00%)
Franklin County Wood/Wood Waste Solids 365,100425,787,465.61,166.22
Oakfield Wind ProjectNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Aroostook County Wind 355,517
Kibby Wind FacilityLS Power (100.00%)
Franklin County Wind 325,643

Quick Facts

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity provider in Maine is Central Maine Power.

The usage of renewable fuels for electricity production in Maine grew by 8.70% last year.

With 360,701.24 megawatt hours produced from solar power and 1,362,359 residents in Maine, the state averages 0.26 megawatt hours generated from solar energy per capita, which gives it a ranking of 21st in the US.

The average Maine resident uses 8.55 megawatt hours of electricity per year, which ranks the state as the 41st highest state for electricity use per capita.

Of all US States, Maine is 24th in megawatt hours generated from wind power.

Maine produces 5.72 megawatt hours per resident of the state from renewable fuels. This makes Maine the 13th highest state for renewable production per capita in the nation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Androscoggin County111,139271019.73$114.62/mo
Aroostook County67,10530420.71$115.31/mo
Cumberland County303,06927919.73$114.62/mo
Franklin County29,45627719.73$114.62/mo
Hancock County55,47832620.81$116.70/mo
Kennebec County123,64227819.73$114.62/mo
Knox County40,60729119.91$114.56/mo
Lincoln County35,2372719.73$114.62/mo
Oxford County57,77727919.73$114.62/mo
Penobscot County152,199321420.70$116.09/mo
Piscataquis County16,8003120.27$115.95/mo
Sagadahoc County36,69927119.73$114.62/mo
Somerset County50,477281319.72$114.60/mo
Waldo County39,60727119.73$114.62/mo
Washington County31,09528320.35$112.10/mo
York County211,97230719.70$114.48/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Maine is the 47th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 3,451,503,686.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total also equals a ranking of 44th worst in the country for pollution per capita. Natural Gas makes up 31.04% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in Maine. Conventional Hydroelectric and Wind make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 22.39% and 22.28% of total electricity generation, respectively. Maine has 90 power plants, which is the 34th most in the country and 8th most when counting power plants per resident.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
31.04%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
22.39%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
22.28%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
9.50%
BLACK LIQUOUR
Black Liquour
6.55%
OTHER
Other
8.25%

Maine Net Metering

Maine has 6 out of 20 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 0.63%. This includes data from 4 companies, including Electricity Maine, Houlton, Maine Electric Utility, and CN Brown Energy. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. 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 2022 is 20.68 cents.

Where does Maine get its electricity?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in Maine is Natural Gas, making up 31.04% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 22.39% and Wind makes up 22.28%.

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 2022, Maine has an average electricity bill of $122, while the nationwide average is $130.

How many electric companies offer service in Maine?

There are 20 electricity suppliers offering service in Maine.

How many power plants are in Maine?

Maine is home to 90 power plants producing electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Maine?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Houlton, Maine Electric Utility11.235,493
2Van Buren Light and Power District12.081,402
3Kennebunk Light and Power13.317,261
4Madison Electric15.922,616
5Eastern Maine Electric Coop16.7012,950
6Central Maine Power20.42561,189
7Versant Power21.44152,112
8Fox Islands Electric Cooperative33.322,067
9Matinicus Plantation Electric Company50.24136

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-08-18