Cumberland County, Maine Electric Profile

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Cumberland County, Maine Overview

The use of coal in the generation of electricity decreased in Cumberland County within the previous 12 months, with a decreased usage of roughly 18.75% taking place.

Consumers in the county deal with an average of 0.94 electrical outages a year, with an average of 101.13 minutes per outage.

Cumberland County is ranked 13th in Maine out of 16 counties for renewable electricity production per capita, at 0.97 megawatt hours per person per year.

Citizens of Cumberland County consume enough electricity to release 3,437.97 kilograms of CO2 gases per person, compared to the national average of 4,474.87.

The 1,941,808.64 megawatt hours of electricity generated by non-renewable fuel ranks Cumberland County at 389th in the county out of 3221 counties in non-renewable energy production.

Cumberland County consumes 14.35% more electricity than it produces.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,555,603  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.43  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,234,938  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    293,129  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,941,809  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.37  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,041,942,124  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,437.97  kg

Electricity plans in Maine

There are 21105 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Maine Plans

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  • Rate 19.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
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  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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  • Rate 17.49¢ / kWh
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Portland, ME Electric Overview

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On average, Portland's residential electricity rate is 16.76 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.59% lower than the average state price of 17.03 cents and 21.83% higher than the national average of 13.76 cents. There has been a 2.98% increase in the use of renewable fuels (think solar, wind or hydro power) in Portland over the last year. It's great to see these fuels slowly replace nonrenewable fuels like coal and oil. Non-renewable fuel types are used to generate 48,727.62 megawatt hours in the city, which is 55.28% of the city's total production.

Coming in at as the worst ranked city out of 157 cities in the state, Portland emits 307,139,172.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 4,489.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Portland is the 3rd highest polluting city in Maine. Electricity facilities in the city most often use Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste, which makes up 48,187.71 megawatt hours (or 54.66%) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city. Totaling Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste with Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (44.72%) and Natural Gas (0.61%), these three fuels account for 100.00% of the city's electricity generation. Portland is home to one power producing plant.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Portland

Portland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.179/kWh$0.143/kWh $118.34/mo.$65.08/mo.
8th 16.46¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Portland
153rd $98.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Portland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Portland, Maine

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit Energy ENERGY 8.20 54.37 55,167 4,521,000
Central Maine Power BUNDLED 16.46 98.37 3,608,467 593,979,150

Zips with electric coverage in Portland, Maine include: 04103, 04101, 04102, 04108, 04050, 04109, 04019

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South Portland, ME Electric Overview

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On average, South Portland's residential electricity rate is 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.32% lower than the average state price of 17.03 cents and 22.15% higher than the national average of 13.76 cents. Central Maine Power has an estimated 613 total residential customers, which is more than all other vendors in the city. Non-renewable fuel types are regularly used in electricity production in the city, resulting in roughly 0.06 megawatt hours being generated from these fuel sources per citizen a year.

Electricity use in South Portland creates 66,722,096.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 5th highest amount of any city in Maine. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 2,518 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 9th ranked city in Maine for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. The city is home to one electricity generation plant. In South Portland, Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel types utilized for electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Portland

South Portland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.179/kWh$0.143/kWh $118.34/mo.$65.08/mo.
8th 16.46¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of South Portland
52nd $98.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for South Portland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in South Portland, Maine

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit Energy ENERGY 8.20 54.37 55,167 4,521,000
Central Maine Power BUNDLED 16.46 98.37 3,608,467 593,979,150

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Westbrook, ME Electric Overview

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On average, Westbrook's residential electricity rate is 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.30% lower than the average state price of 17.03 cents and 22.19% higher than the national average of 13.76 cents. The city is the 3rd highest generator in Maine out of 157 cities, averaging 96.62 megawatt hours produced per person. The city has seen an undesirable 14.77% decline in the use of renewable fuels, such as solar and wind energy, compared to non-renewable fuels, such as coal and natural gas.

Coming in at as the 4th worst ranked city out of 157 cities in the state, Westbrook emits 67,034,411.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 3,286 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Westbrook is the 6th highest polluting city in Maine. Electricity facilities in the city most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 1,876,320 megawatt hours (or 95.20%) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city. Totaling Natural Gas with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (2.86%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (1.46%), these three fuels account for 99.52% of the city's electricity generation. Westbrook is home to 2 power producing plants, which is the 4th highest number of power plants within a city in Maine.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Westbrook

Westbrook residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.179/kWh$0.143/kWh $118.34/mo.$65.08/mo.
8th 16.46¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Westbrook
52nd $98.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Westbrook Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Westbrook, Maine

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit Energy ENERGY 8.20 54.37 55,167 4,521,000
Central Maine Power BUNDLED 16.46 98.37 3,608,467 593,979,150

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Energy Production in Cumberland County, Maine

Power Plants in Cumberland County, Maine

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Westbrook Energy Center Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
Westbrook ME Natural Gas 1,876,320 718,612,644.82 382.99
S D Warren WestbrookS D Warren Co.- Westbrook (100.00%)
Westbrook ME Wood/Wood Waste Solids 94,698.59 49,467,261.31 522.37
Regional Waste SystemsEcomaine (100.00%)
Portland ME Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 88,154 166,342,749.96 1,886.96
Brunswick CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 75,764
Cumberland County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 46,640
Cumberland County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 36,119
North Windham CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 10,014
Cousins Island CDP ME Residual Fuel Oil 5,909 13,077,525.97 2,213.15 Yes
Cape Gas TurbineNextEra Energy (100.00%)
South Portland ME Distillate Fuel Oil 1,668 2,826,859.11 1,694.76

Cumberland County, Maine Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Cumberland County is the worst ranked county in the state out of 16 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county emitting 1,041,942,124 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the county, which amounts to 3,437.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Cumberland County is the 2286th highest polluting county in the country. Power producing facilities in the county primarily use Natural Gas, which makes up 83.98% (or 1,876,859.91 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the county. Taken together with Conventional Hydroelectric (8.83%) and Wood/Wood Waste Solids (2.53%), these three fuels make up 95.33% of the county electricity generation. Cumberland County is home to 9 electricity producing plants, which is 4th highest in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
83.98%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
8.83%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
2.53%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
2.16%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
1.76%
OTHER
Other
0.75%

Cumberland County, Maine Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electric providers in Cumberland County offer net metering to their customers. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Maine has above average laws and regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Power Companies in Cumberland County, Maine

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Cumberland County, Maine?

The largest electricity company in Cumberland County, Maine by total customer count is Central Maine Power.

How many power plants are located within Cumberland County, Maine?

There are 9 electricity plants located in Cumberland County, Maine

What electricity companies offer service in Cumberland County, Maine?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Central Maine Power 48,187
2 Ambit Energy 239

How many electric companies offer service in Cumberland County, Maine?

Cumberland County, Maine is home to 2 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-14