Electricity In Maine
- Total Consumption11,401,729 MWh / 8.48 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption3,340,305,364 kg
- Total Production10,669,233 MWh / 7.94 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.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Maine
Maine's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents in Maine are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than most people around the country, with an average state electric rate of 16.77 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average rate of 13.62 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 is ranked as the 46th highest consumer of electricity with consumption totaling over 11,400,000 megawatt hours. Solar power usage for electricity production in the state has increased by 647.61% within the last 12 months. The state is ranked 3rd in the US for percentage of electricity generated from renewable fuel sources, creating 74.44% of their electricity from these sustainable sources. Central Maine Power sells 4,779,228 megawatt hours in the state a year, which is more than all other vendors.
Residential Electricity Providers in Maine
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Central Maine Power||BUNDLED||16.24||95.76||3,529,431||573,280,140|
|Eastern Maine Electric Coop||BUNDLED||16.63||78.63||59,869||9,957,391|
|Kennebunk Light and Power||BUNDLED||13.31||88.36||50,301.37||6,693,663.88|
|Houlton, Maine Electric Utility||BUNDLED||11.48||78.76||32,153||3,692,355|
|Town Square Energy||ENERGY||10.64||52.15||10,707||1,139,000|
|Van Buren Light and Power District||BUNDLED||12.08||71.73||8,167.51||986,448.98|
|Fox Islands Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||33.32||111.64||6,964.03||2,320,291.07||9,831|
Power Plants in Maine
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Westbrook Energy Center Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
Great Lakes Hydro America - MEGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
|Millinocket CDP||Conventional Hydroelectric||662,501|
Somerset PlantSappi Fine Paper North America-Somerset (100.00%)
|Skowhegan CDP||Black Liquour||545,087||235,840,652.7||432.67|
Bingham WindNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Rumford CogenerationND Paper LLC (100.00%)
|Rumford CDP||Black Liquour||411,548||210,163,056.49||510.66|
Woodland Pulp, LLCWoodland Pulp (100.00%)
|Washington County||Black Liquour||369,081||117,737,703.56||319|
Androscoggin Energy CenterVerso Paper Androscoggin LLC (100.00%)
|Franklin County||Natural Gas||368,202||92,449,581.69||251.08|
Oakfield Wind ProjectNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Wyman HydroBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
|Somerset County||Conventional Hydroelectric||343,807|
Kibby Wind FacilityLS Power (100.00%)
Wind produces 2,515,770.78 megawatt hours of electricity in Maine. This equals roughly 1.87 megawatt hours per person in Maine being produced from wind power, giving the state a rank of 14th highest in the country in that category.
With 153,336.98 megawatt hours produced from solar power and 1,344,212 consumers in Maine, the state averages 0.11 megawatt hours generated from solar energy per capita, which gives it a ranking of 24th in the United States.
There was a 10.14% increase in CO2 emissions per capita during the most recent year in Maine.
Emitting 3,340,305,364.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions during electricity consumption, Maine ranks as the 47th worst polluting state in the nation based on electricity pollution.
While a majority of states work to decrease the use of non-renewable fuel types, Maine’s burning of these fuel types for electricity production has actually increased by 25.08% in the previous year.
Maine is the 43rd largest state in the nation, with 1,344,212 citizens residing in the state.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
Releasing 3,340,305,364.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Maine ranks 47th worst in the United States for total emissions from electricity consumption. More importantly, the state averages 2,484.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state’s pollution levels. About 28.26% of the state of Maine’s electricity is generated using Conventional Hydroelectric. Wind and Natural Gas are also highly used fuel sources in the state, with 2,515,770.78 (23.58%) and 2,438,799.22 (22.86%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively. Maine has 99 power plants within its borders. This is the 34th highest number of plants within a single state and the 9th highest number of plants per person in a state.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Maine
What is the average electric bill in Maine?
The Maine average electricity bill is $97 so far in 2022.
What electricity company is the largest supplier in Maine?
By total customer count, Central Maine Power is the largest electricity supplier in Maine.
Where does Maine get its electricity?
Conventional Hydroelectric is the fuel used for electricity production in Maine, accounting for 28.26% of production. Wind and Natural Gas also account for 23.58% and 22.86% respectively.
How many power plants are within Maine?
Maine has 99 active electricity plants generating electricity for the state.
Does Maine have a deregulated electricity market?
Maine has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can usually choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.
What is a good electricity rate in Maine?
The average electric rate in Maine is 16.77 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Houlton, Maine Electric Utility, at 11.48 cents per kilowatt hour.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Maine?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Houlton, Maine Electric Utility||11.48||5,493|
|2||Van Buren Light and Power District||12.08||1,402|
|3||Kennebunk Light and Power||13.31||7,261|
|5||Central Maine Power||16.24||549,052|
|6||Eastern Maine Electric Coop||16.63||12,838|
|8||Fox Islands Electric Cooperative||33.32||2,067|
|9||Matinicus Plantation Electric Company||50.24||136|
How many electric companies offer service in Maine?
There are 11 electricity companies operating in Maine.
What electricity companies offer service in Maine?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Central Maine Power||549,052|
|3||Eastern Maine Electric Coop||12,838|
|4||Kennebunk Light and Power||7,261|
|5||Houlton, Maine Electric Utility||5,493|
|7||Fox Islands Electric Cooperative||2,067|
|8||Van Buren Light and Power District||1,402|
|9||Matinicus Plantation Electric Company||136|