Hancock County, Maine Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Hancock County, Maine Electricity Overview

Renewable electricity sources account for 98.93%, or 599,238 megawatt hours, of Hancock County's total energy generation, giving the county a ranking of 350th in the United States for total megawatt hours from renewable sources.

Hancock County's ability to generate 26,324 megawatts of electricity from the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 9th highest hydroelectric energy producing county in Maine out of 16 counties.

Citizens in Hancock County face an average of 0.94 outages lasting 101.13 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Hancock County has seen an increase of about 23.00% in electricity produced by wind turbines.

Hancock County consumes only 79.71% of the electricity produced in the county.

Hancock County is ranked 4th out of 16 counties in Maine for renewable electricity production per capita, at 10.8 megawatt hours per person per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    482,826 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.7 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    605,740 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    599,238 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,502 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.92 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,587,165 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    64.66 kg

Ellsworth, ME Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Ellsworth are billed a residential electricity rate of 20.69 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably for the inhabitants, this rate is higher than both the Maine and nationwide average rates of 18.28 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Versant Power is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. There has been a 19.94% rise in the usage of sustainable fuel types (like solar, wind or hydro power) in Ellsworth during the past year. It's great to see these fuel types slowly replace nonrenewable fuels like coal and oil.

For every citizen in the city there are 1,654.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 146th worst in the state out of 157 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 13,895,349.98 kilograms. The city has one power generation plant. Ellsworth has roughly 100.00% of its electricity produced from Conventional Hydroelectric.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ellsworth

Ellsworth residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.249/kWh$0.153/kWh$153.87/mo.$76.57/mo.
121st19.33¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ellsworth
49th$105.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ellsworth Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ellsworth, Maine

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyENERGY8.2054.3755,1674,521,000
CN Brown EnergyENERGY8.0354.9627,8022,233,100
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED17.71108.973,734,027661,385,080
Clearview ElectricENERGY16.7168.1410,6121,772,800
ENGIEENERGY9.0667.7829,5072,674,400

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Bucksport CDP, ME Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Bucksport CDP are billed a residential electricity rate of 19.32 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably for the inhabitants, this rate is higher than both the Maine and nationwide average rates of 18.28 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Central Maine Power is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. There is a shortage of 18,144.97 megawatt hours in the city because of citizens using 279.07% more electricity than the city's electricity plants generate.

For every citizen in the city there are 3,492.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 6th worst in the state out of 157 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 9,890,903.54 kilograms. The city has one power generation plant. Bucksport CDP has roughly 84.95% of its electricity produced from Natural Gas.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bucksport CDP

Bucksport CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.228/kWh$0.143/kWh$163.43/mo.$65.08/mo.
11th17.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bucksport CDP
55th$108.97Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bucksport CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bucksport CDP, Maine

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyENERGY8.2054.3755,1674,521,000
CN Brown EnergyENERGY8.0354.9627,8022,233,100
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED17.71108.973,734,027661,385,080
Clearview ElectricENERGY16.7168.1410,6121,772,800
ENGIEENERGY9.0667.7829,5072,674,400

Bar Harbor CDP, ME Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Bar Harbor CDP are billed a residential electricity rate of 20.73 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably for the inhabitants, this rate is higher than both the Maine and nationwide average rates of 18.28 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Versant Power is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

For every citizen in the city there are 2,585.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 17th worst in the state out of 157 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 5,843,265.53 kilograms. The residents of Bar Harbor CDP have to use power from outside city limits because they don't have any electricity facilities within the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bar Harbor CDP

Bar Harbor CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.251/kWh$0.153/kWh$154.05/mo.$76.41/mo.
122nd19.37¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bar Harbor CDP
13th$105.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bar Harbor CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bar Harbor CDP, Maine

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyENERGY8.2054.3755,1674,521,000
CN Brown EnergyENERGY8.0354.9627,8022,233,100
Clearview ElectricENERGY16.7168.1410,6121,772,800
ENGIEENERGY9.0667.7829,5072,674,400
Electricity MaineENERGY12.1468.76245,23129,776,000

Electricity Production in Hancock County, Maine

Power Plants in Hancock County, Maine

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Hancock County ME Wind 214,004
Passadumkeag Windpark LLCSouthern Company (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Wind 141,202
Hancock Wind PlantNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Wind 123,039
Bull Hill Wind ProjectTerraForm Power (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Wind 94,669
Ellsworth ME Conventional Hydroelectric 26,324
Bucksport Generation LLCBucksport Generation LLC (100.00%)
Bucksport CDP ME Natural Gas 6,5024,500,352.66692.15

Hancock County, Maine Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For every citizen in the county there are 64.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Total emissions in the county are 3,587,165.21 kilograms, which is the 16th worst total amount of emissions for all counties in Maine. Wind makes up 94.58% of the fuel used for electricity generation in Hancock County. Conventional Hydroelectric and Natural Gas make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 4.35% and 0.91% of total electricity generation, respectively. Hancock County is home to 6 electricity generation plants, which is the 9th highest number of plants within a county in Maine.

WIND
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Wind
94.58%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
4.35%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.91%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.16%

Hancock County, Maine Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Hancock County include Versant Power, Central Maine Power, and Eastern Maine Electric Coop The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Hancock County is 2.89%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Versant Power, Electricity Maine, and CN Brown Energy. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Hancock County a rank of 382nd best in the country out of 3221 counties.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Hancock County, Maine?

By total revenue, Versant Power is the largest electricity company in Hancock County, Maine.

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

Hancock County, Maine is home to 6 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

Hancock County, Maine has 19 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Hancock County, Maine?

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-30