Kennebec County, Maine Electric Profile

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Kennebec County, Maine Overview

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Kennebec County saw a 11.67% rise throughout the previous year.

Kennebec County generates 12.27% of their required electricity and must bring in the remaining 87.73% from neighboring counties.

Kennebec County generates 0.02 megawatt hours per capita each year from solar energy sources, giving the county a rank of 720th in the US out of 3221 counties for this category.

As the 11th largest generator of electricity of all 16 counties in the state, Kennebec County generates 127,921 megawatt hours of electricity.

Citizens of Kennebec County are faced with an average of 0.94 power outages per year, with an average of 101.13 minutes per outage.

Kennebec County citizens are accountable for 2,131.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person each year, while the national average emissions per capita is 4,474.87.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,042,601  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.43  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    127,921  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    127,921  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.03  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    263,527,908  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,131.38  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

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

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  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

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  • Rate 18.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

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Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 18.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 24

Residential

  • Rate 17.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 24

Residential

  • Rate 17.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jun 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Augusta, ME Electric Overview

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Augusta's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, fortunately for their citizens, 1.30% below the state's average price of 17.03 cents, ranking the city at 25th best for average electricity rate out of 157 cities in Maine. Consumers in the city deal with 0.94 power outages per year, with outages lasting an average of 101.13 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. Central Maine Power is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Emissions in Augusta average 2,429.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 10th worst polluting city out of 157 cities in Maine based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 45,914,345.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 7th largest emissions amount in Maine. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Augusta

Augusta 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 Augusta
52nd $98.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Augusta Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Augusta, 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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Waterville, ME Electric Overview

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Waterville's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, fortunately for their citizens, 1.30% below the state's average price of 17.03 cents, ranking the city at 25th best for average electricity rate out of 157 cities in Maine. The city deals with an average of 0.94 electrical outages per consumer each year. These outages go on for an average of 101.13 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes each outage. The city has had a 13.40% decrease in the use of renewable fuel sources, such as solar and wind energy, compared to fossil fuel types, like coal or natural gas.

Emissions in Waterville average 1,879.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 142nd worst polluting city out of 157 cities in Maine based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 29,754,297.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 9th largest emissions amount in Maine. Roughly 100.00% of Waterville's electricity is generated using Conventional Hydroelectric. Waterville is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 4th most plants within a city in Maine.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Waterville

Waterville 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 Waterville
52nd $98.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Waterville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Waterville, 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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Gardiner, ME Electric Overview

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Gardiner's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, fortunately for their citizens, 1.30% below the state's average price of 17.03 cents, ranking the city at 25th best for average electricity rate out of 157 cities in Maine. The city deals with an average of 0.94 electrical outages per consumer each year. These outages go on for an average of 101.13 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes each outage. The city has had a 18.79% decrease in the use of renewable fuel sources, such as solar and wind energy, compared to fossil fuel types, like coal or natural gas.

Emissions in Gardiner average 2,221.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 139th worst polluting city out of 157 cities in Maine based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 13,244,286.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 28th largest emissions amount in Maine. Roughly 100.00% of Gardiner's electricity is generated using Conventional Hydroelectric. Gardiner is home to one electricity producing plant.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gardiner

Gardiner 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 Gardiner
52nd $98.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gardiner Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gardiner, 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 Kennebec County, Maine

Power Plants in Kennebec County, Maine

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Winslow CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 64,240
Lockwood Hydroelectric FacilityBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Waterville ME Conventional Hydroelectric 27,239
Benton Falls AssociatesEssex Hydro Associates LLC (1.00%)Concord Hydro Associates (99.00%)
Kennebec County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 13,487
Messalonskee 2 (Oakland)Messalonskee Stream Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Oakland CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 8,600
Messalonskee 3Messalonskee Stream Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Kennebec County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 4,967
GardinerKEI (Maine) Power Management (III) LLC (100.00%)
Gardiner ME Conventional Hydroelectric 4,296
Messalonskee 5Messalonskee Stream Hydro LLC (100.00%)
Waterville ME Conventional Hydroelectric 2,955
Solar Mule, LLCNRG Energy (100.00%)
Kennebec County ME Solar 2,137

Kennebec County, Maine Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Kennebec County average 2,131.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, making them the 2525th worst polluting county in the country based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the county from electricity consumption is 263,527,908.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 1020th highest amount in the nation. Conventional Hydroelectric is the primary fuel type in Kennebec County, with 98.33% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Kennebec County has 8 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 296th highest number of power plants in a county.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
98.33%
SOLAR
Solar
1.67%

Kennebec County, Maine Net Metering

Kennebec County has 1 out of 2 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Power Companies in Kennebec County, Maine

Providers In Each City in Kennebec County:

  • Augusta, Maine:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Central Maine Power: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Reliant Energy: 25.00%
  • Gardiner, Maine:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Central Maine Power: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Reliant Energy: 25.00%
  • Hallowell, Maine:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Central Maine Power: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Reliant Energy: 25.00%
  • Waterville, Maine:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Central Maine Power: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Reliant Energy: 25.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many power plants are in Kennebec County, Maine?

There are 8 power plants located in Kennebec County, Maine

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

There are 2 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Kennebec County, Maine.

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Central Maine Power is the largest electricity provider in Kennebec County, Maine.

Which electricity companies offer service in Kennebec County, Maine?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Central Maine Power 42,186
2 Ambit Energy 239

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-04-25