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Electricity In Maine
- Total Consumption11,325,962 MWh / 8.43 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions3,625,296,104 kg
- Total Production9,974,353 MWh / 7.42 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Maine
Maine residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.
Energy Profile of Maine
Maine's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents in Maine are faced with a higher electricity rate than most people around the country, with an average state electric rate of 16.64 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average rate of 13.33 cents. When shopping for electricity, consumers have multiple choices to choose from for their electricity provider due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state has total emissions of 2,696.97 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, while the nationwide average is 4,582.45. The state is home to 1,344,212 residents, resulting in it being the 43rd largest state by population in the United States. The usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production has dropped by 9.79% in the state of Maine throughout the last 12 months. The national average monthly electric bill is $120.11, while the Maine average is $96.01 per month. Maine ranks 7th in the nation for best average electricity bill amount.
Electricity Providers in Maine
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Central Maine Power||16.11||94.84||3,529,435||568,582,660||1,463,334,008.75|
|Eastern Maine Electric Coop||16.90||79.85||59,591||10,073,098||29,451,203.47|
|Kennebunk Light and Power||14.14||96.99||50,482||7,139,000||28,611,255.84|
|North American Power||12.02||76.88||38,024||4,570,300||12,018,589.89|
|Houlton, Maine Electric Utility||11.76||80.77||32,207||3,786,630||23,837,368.45|
Power Plants in Maine
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Westbrook Energy Center Power PlantWestbrook Energy Center (100.00%)
Great Lakes Hydro America - MEGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
Somerset PlantSappi Fine Paper North America-Somerset (100.00%)
Bingham WindNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Rumford CogenerationND Paper LLC (100.00%)
Androscoggin MillVerso Paper Androscoggin LLC (100.00%)
Oakfield Wind ProjectNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Domtar - Woodland MillWoodland Pulp (100.00%)
Androscoggin Energy CenterVerso Paper Androscoggin LLC (100.00%)
Wyman HydroBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Maine averages 1.86 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 14th highest in the US.
With 1,344,212 citizens living within the state and 9,974,353.42 megawatt hours produced per year, Maine had a megawatt hour per capita production of 7.42 megawatt hours. This is the 42nd largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the country.
When comparing annual carbon dioxide emissions per capita, Maine experienced a 2.38% increase over the course of the previous 12 months.
Coal use for electricity production in the state of Maine has recently declined from 66,997.78 megawatt hours produced from coal per year down to 51,621.99 megawatt hours.
Central Maine Power is the largest provider in Maine when calculated by megawatt hours sold.
Solar power production in Maine has grown from 12,999.25 megawatt hours to 66,003.99 megawatt hours per year over the course of the last year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Androscoggin County||108,277||3 providers||16.11||$94.84/mo|
|Aroostook County||67,055||6 providers||13.49||$77.36/mo|
|Cumberland County||295,003||4 providers||15.83||$95.15/mo|
|Franklin County||30,199||4 providers||15.86||$97.99/mo|
|Hancock County||54,987||6 providers||16.73||$90.92/mo|
|Kennebec County||122,302||6 providers||16.02||$96.51/mo|
|Knox County||39,772||7 providers||31.17||$88.29/mo|
|Lincoln County||34,634||7 providers||23.62||$91.52/mo|
|Oxford County||57,975||9 providers||16.01||$94.95/mo|
|Penobscot County||152,148||9 providers||16.52||$90.45/mo|
|Piscataquis County||16,785||9 providers||15.91||$90.17/mo|
|Sagadahoc County||35,856||3 providers||16.11||$94.84/mo|
|Somerset County||50,484||6 providers||1||15.92||$98.18/mo|
|Waldo County||39,715||8 providers||1||20.34||$91.34/mo|
|Washington County||31,379||5 providers||16.80||$84.28/mo|
|York County||207,641||12 providers||15.13||$95.91/mo|
Releasing 3,625,296,104.42 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases a year, Maine is the 47th highest in the nation for total emissions from electricity production. Additionally, the state ranks 44th highest in the United States for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Electricity producing facilities in the state primarily use Conventional Hydroelectric, which accounts for 26.54% (or 2,647,214.49 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the state. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Wind at 25.06% and Natural Gas at 22.72% of generation. Maine is home to 98 electricity generation plants, which is 34th highest in the country and 8th most when counting power plants per person.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Maine
Where does Maine get its electricity?
Fuel types used for electricity generation in Maine include Conventional Hydroelectric (26.54%), Wind (25.06%) and solar (22.72%).
How much does electricity cost in Maine?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 16.64 cents in Maine in 2021.