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Hancock County, Maine Electricity Overview

Wind turbines in Hancock County produce 544,762 megawatt hours of electricity.

Hancock County is the 946th largest county by population in the United States, with 55,417 residents residing within the county's borders.

Hancock County is ranked as the 8th largest consuming county out of 16 counties in Maine with over 400,000 megawatt hours being used by residents for their electricity needs.

Hancock County's average residential electricity rate is 26.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 66.02% above the nationwide average of 16.02 cents per kilowatt hour.

Regrettably, over the past 12 months, there has been a 28.81% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel types in the county.

Hancock County ranks as the 15th highest pollution level due to electricity consumption in Maine, emitting 6,158,765.02 kilograms of CO2 gases.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    445,043 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.03 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    596,751 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    584,356 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    12,395 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.77 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    6,158,765 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    111.13 kg

Recent Energy News in Ellsworth

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Ellsworth Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

28.28¢ per kWh

  • 0.33% higher than last month
  • 5.81% higher than February last year
  • 13.86% higher than the Maine average
  • 73.57% higher than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 24,520th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 311 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 633 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

29.62¢ per kWh

  • 0.44% higher than last month
  • 23.05% higher than February last year
  • 7.55% higher than the Maine average
  • 74.88% higher than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 24,984th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 773 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$169.06 per month

  • 15.08% lower than last month
  • 2.82% higher than February last year
  • 7.55% higher than the Maine average
  • 34.86% higher than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 69 since February last year
  • 22,831st in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 347 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,497 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$157.98 per month

  • 0.24% higher than last month
  • 22.87% higher than February last year
  • 4.66% higher than the Maine average
  • 19.2% higher than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 69 since February last year
  • 21,634th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 404 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 10,115 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

21.79¢ per kWh

  • 1.46% higher than last month
  • 3.62% higher than February last year
  • 5.05% lower than the Maine average
  • 60.03% higher than the US average
  • 49th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 24,579th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 104 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 15 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

19.05¢ per kWh

  • 0.33% higher than last month
  • 14.29% higher than February last year
  • 17.48% lower than the Maine average
  • 34.88% higher than the US average
  • 49th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 23,801st in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 20 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 430 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$442.44 per month

  • 6.56% lower than last month
  • 17.27% higher than February last year
  • 3.64% higher than the Maine average
  • 73.55% lower than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 69 since February last year
  • 9,679th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,895 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,493 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$385.6 per month

  • 1.43% higher than last month
  • 34.76% higher than February last year
  • 2.69% lower than the Maine average
  • 76.52% lower than the US average
  • 49th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since February last year
  • 5,148th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 18 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,055 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

16.75¢ per kWh

  • 7.56% lower than last month
  • 140.38% higher than February last year
  • 25.05% lower than the Maine average
  • 69.96% higher than the US average
  • 49th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 11 since February last year
  • 23,513th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 315 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 14,780 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

14.07¢ per kWh

  • 6.15% higher than last month
  • 19.56% higher than February last year
  • 27.27% lower than the Maine average
  • 37.86% higher than the US average
  • 47th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 8 since February last year
  • 23,106th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 282 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,768 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$14,759.55 per month

  • 24.95% lower than last month
  • 22.65% higher than February last year
  • 178.51% higher than the Maine average
  • 51.85% lower than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 15,424th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,369 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,027 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$12,074.31 per month

  • 1.92% higher than last month
  • 15.48% lower than February last year
  • 172.04% higher than the Maine average
  • 64.58% lower than the US average
  • 118th in the state out of 155 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 13,282nd in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,170 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 543 since February last year

Ellsworth, ME Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Ellsworth are billed a residential electricity rate of 26.86 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is below the Maine average rate of 27.51 cents per kilowatt hour, it is more than the United States average of 16.02 cents. Versant Power is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. There has been a 7.57% 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 1,178.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 143rd worst in the state out of 157 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 9,825,371.7 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 July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.333/kWh$0.153/kWh$199.08/mo.$76.57/mo.
121st29.48¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ellsworth
121st$157.96Average 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 EnergyENERGY12.3678.4140,4495,000,000
CN Brown EnergyENERGY9.6861.8332,9483,191,000
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED27.49153.073,428,274.33942,491,375
Clearview ElectricENERGY19.2472.515,046971,000
ENGIEENERGY13.8280.3412,5041,727,700

Bucksport CDP, ME Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens living in Bucksport CDP are billed a residential electricity rate of 25.92 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is below the Maine average rate of 27.51 cents per kilowatt hour, it is more than the United States average of 16.02 cents. Central Maine Power is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. There is a shortage of 11,665.29 megawatt hours in the city because of citizens using 94.11% more electricity than the city's electricity plants generate.

For every citizen in the city there are 3,745.96 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 11,222,908.67 kilograms. The city has one power generation plant. Bucksport CDP has roughly 97.73% 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.304/kWh$0.143/kWh$190.14/mo.$65.08/mo.
15th27.49¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bucksport CDP
15th$153.07Average 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 EnergyENERGY12.3678.4140,4495,000,000
CN Brown EnergyENERGY9.6861.8332,9483,191,000
Central Maine PowerBUNDLED27.49153.073,428,274.33942,491,375
Clearview ElectricENERGY19.2472.515,046971,000
ENGIEENERGY13.8280.3412,5041,727,700

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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 26.87 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is below the Maine average rate of 27.51 cents per kilowatt hour, it is more than the United States average of 16.02 cents. Versant Power is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

For every citizen in the city there are 2,041.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 12th worst in the state out of 157 cities for pollution per capita. This comes to a total pollution amount of 4,118,778.41 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 August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.336/kWh$0.153/kWh$200.08/mo.$76.41/mo.
122nd29.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bar Harbor CDP
122nd$158.08Average 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 EnergyENERGY12.3678.4140,4495,000,000
CN Brown EnergyENERGY9.6861.8332,9483,191,000
Clearview ElectricENERGY19.2472.515,046971,000
ENGIEENERGY13.8280.3412,5041,727,700
Electricity MaineENERGY14.0276.89171,60124,052,000

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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 203,269
Passadumkeag Windpark LLCSouthern Company (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Wind 130,938
Hancock Wind PlantNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Wind 114,566
Bull Hill Wind ProjectTerraForm Power (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Wind 95,989
Ellsworth ME Conventional Hydroelectric 28,317
Bucksport Generation LLCBucksport Generation LLC (100.00%)
Bucksport CDP ME Natural Gas 12,3958,258,188.69666.25
BD Solar Ellsworth LLCBD Solar Ellsworth LLC (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Solar 6,993
BD Solar Hancock LLCBD Solar Hancock LLC (100.00%)
Hancock County ME Solar 4,284

Hancock County, Maine Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For every citizen in the county there are 111.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Total emissions in the county are 6,158,765.02 kilograms, which is the 15th worst total amount of emissions for all counties in Maine. Wind makes up 91.29% 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 4.75% and 2.03% of total electricity generation, respectively. Hancock County is home to 8 electricity generation plants, which is the 7th highest number of plants within a county in Maine.

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91.29%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
4.75%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
2.03%
SOLAR
Solar
1.89%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.05%

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 3.74%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Versant Power, Electricity Maine, and CN Brown Energy. The United States average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Hancock County a rank of 707th best in the country out of 3230 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 8 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 20 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Hancock County, Maine?

Ginalyn Gelera
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2024-03-29