Somerset County, Maine Electric Profile

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The 27,871.98 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuel types ranks Somerset County at 829th in the United States out of 3220 counties in non-renewable power production.

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Electricity from wind power produced in Somerset County totals 518,614 megawatt hours, ranking Somerset County 237th in the US out of 3220 counties for wind power generation.

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Citizens of Somerset County use enough electricity to emit 1,411.69 kilograms of CO2 gases per capita, compared to the US average of 4,494.55.

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Somerset County creates 42.63% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 849,870 megawatt hours each year.

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Renewable electricity sources account for 98.60%, or 1,965,760.02 megawatt hours, of Somerset County’s total energy generation, giving the county a ranking of 99th in the nation for total megawatt hours from sustainable fuel sources.

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Somerset County generates 0.39 megawatt hours per capita each year from solar energy, giving the county a rank of 349th out of 3220 counties in the United States for this category.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    428,360 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,993,632 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,965,760 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    27,872 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    39.49 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    71,267,797 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,411.69 kg

Skowhegan CDP, ME Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Skowhegan CDP is about 16.17 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is below the state average rate of 16.58 cents per kilowatt hour it is more than the United States average of 13.45 cents. Producing 94.29 megawatt hours per capita living in the city, Skowhegan CDP is the 5th highest generating city in Maine out of 130 cities. The city has a surplus of 541,680.77 megawatt hours because of customers consuming 1011.24% less electricity than is produced.

Roughly 20,390,121.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Skowhegan CDP due to electricity use. Additionally, the city ranks 7th highest in the state for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important metric. The main fuel source consumed in Skowhegan CDP is Black Liquour, making up 45.64% of the fuel used in the city for electricity generation. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (30.78%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (12.15%), the three fuel types make up 88.57% of the production in the city. There are 2 power plants in Skowhegan CDP, which is the 7th most power plants in a city in the state and the 1140th highest number of power plants per resident in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Skowhegan CDP

Skowhegan CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.149/kWh$126.88/mo.$74.90/mo.
31st15.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Skowhegan CDP
125th$99.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Skowhegan CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Skowhegan CDP, Maine

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Central Maine PowerBUNDLED16.0294.53No DataIcon representing missing value.3,530,368565,505,260
Madison ElectricBUNDLED15.34103.89No DataIcon representing missing value.18,8462,890,105

Fairfield CDP, ME Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for customers in Fairfield CDP is roughly 16.17 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.45% less than the average state rate of 16.58 cents. The city has seen a 3.57% drop in the use of renewable fuels, such as solar and wind energy, compared to fossil fuels, like coal or natural gas. Hydroelectric dams and other facilities in the city generate 42,720 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of the city's electricity, which ranks them 11th highest hydroelectric energy generating city out of 130 cities in Maine.

For every person in the city there are 0 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 122nd worst in Maine out of 130 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city has the 13th most power plant of any city in Maine, with one total plant. This is the 14th most power plants per capita in the state. Fairfield CDP has roughly 100.00% of its electricity generated by Conventional Hydroelectric.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fairfield CDP

Fairfield CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.149/kWh$126.87/mo.$74.91/mo.
38th15.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fairfield CDP
123rd$99.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fairfield CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fairfield CDP, Maine

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Central Maine PowerBUNDLED16.0294.53No DataIcon representing missing value.3,530,368565,505,260
Madison ElectricBUNDLED15.34103.89No DataIcon representing missing value.18,8462,890,105

Pittsfield CDP, ME Electric Overview

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Pittsfield CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 16.17 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 2.45% below Maine's average rate of 16.58 cents, which ranks the city 37th out of 130 cities in Maine for lowest average electricity rate. The city produces 19,123 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total generation, from renewable fuels The city is the 19th highest producing city out of 130 cities in Maine, averaging 6.46 megawatt hours produced per customer in the city.

On average, Pittsfield CDP residents emit 531.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 119th worst polluting city out of 130 cities in Maine based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the city from electricity use is 1,572,458.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 105th highest in the state. The main fuel type utilized in Pittsfield CDP is Solar, making up 82.64% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. There are 2 power generation plants in Pittsfield CDP, which is the 7th most power plants in a city in Maine and the 765th highest rate of power plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pittsfield CDP

Pittsfield CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.149/kWh$126.87/mo.$74.90/mo.
37th15.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pittsfield CDP
124th$99.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pittsfield CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pittsfield CDP, Maine

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Central Maine PowerBUNDLED16.0294.53No DataIcon representing missing value.3,530,368565,505,260
Madison ElectricBUNDLED15.34103.89No DataIcon representing missing value.18,8462,890,105

Energy Production in Somerset County, Maine

Power Plants in Somerset County, Maine

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Somerset PlantSappi Fine Paper North America-Somerset (100.00%)
Skowhegan CDP ME Black Liquour 522,936226,582,274.25433.29No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bingham WindNovatus Energy (100.00%)
Somerset County ME Wind 518,614No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Somerset County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 343,807No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Somerset County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 167,180No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Anson Abenaki HydrosEagle Creek RE LLC (100.00%)
Madison CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 117,648No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Somerset County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 78,022No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Skowhegan CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 72,311No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Athens EnergyAthens Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Somerset County ME Wood/Wood Waste Solids 59,22091,720,172.61,548.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Fairfield CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 42,720No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Waste Management Crossroads LFGTEWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Norridgewock CDP ME Landfill Gas 23,46113,385,166.27570.53No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Pittsfield Solar LLCPittsfiled Solar LLC (100.00%)
Pittsfield CDP ME Solar 15,803No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Brassua Hydroelectric ProjectEagle Creek Madison Hydro, LLC (24.20%)Brookfield Renewable Partners (75.80%)
Somerset County ME Conventional Hydroelectric 12,431No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
IOS - MEW Phase 1IGS Solar (100.00%)
Madison CDP ME Solar 3,728No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Pittsfield HydroKEI (Maine) Power Management (II) LLC (100.00%)
Pittsfield CDP ME Conventional Hydroelectric 3,320No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Somerset County, Maine Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Somerset County's main fuel type consumed for electricity production is Conventional Hydroelectric. They generate 849,870 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Other fuels used include Wind at 26.01% and Black Liquour at 13.63% of production. Electricity use in the county results in 71,267,796.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 12th most of any county in the state. This total equates to 1,411.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the county 2696th highest in the US for emissions per capita from electricity use. Somerset County isp home to 14 power generation plants, which is 2nd highest in the state and 1st highest when counting power plants per citizen.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
42.63%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
Wind
Wind
26.01%
BLACK LIQUOUR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
13.63%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
12.16%
TIRE-DERIVED FUELS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Tire-derived Fuels
1.70%
OTHER
Other
3.87%

Somerset County, Maine Net Metering

Of the 2 electricity suppliers in Somerset County, 2 of them report that they offer net metering. Maine has pretty good regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Somerset County electricity companies who report energy loss average roughly 14.50% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Somerset County a rank of 2939th best in the country out of 3220.

Power Companies in Somerset County, Maine

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Somerset County, Maine?

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1Central Maine Power91,571
2Madison Electric2,592

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Somerset County, Maine?

The largest electricity provider in Somerset County, Maine by total customer count is Central Maine Power.

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

There are 2 electricity providers operating in Somerset County, Maine.

How many power plants are located in Somerset County, Maine?

There are 14 electricity plants in Somerset County, Maine

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16