Mercer County, New Jersey Electric Profile

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Mercer County produces 55.99% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel sources, giving it a ranking of 11th in the state out of 21 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

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Mercer County is home to 367,430 residents and its power generation plants generate 221,397.44 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a generation per capita average of 0.6 megawatt hours per capita per year.

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Residents of Mercer County are paying, on average, 19.79% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the national average price, at 16.11 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Mercer County is the 2594th highest polluting county in the country based on emissions per person.

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In the past 12 months, there has been a 9.29% reduction in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in Mercer County.

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Mercer County is ranked 12th out of 21 counties in the state for renewable electricity production per capita, at 0.27 megawatt hours per person per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,998,054 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.16 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    221,397 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    97,428 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    123,969 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.6 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    687,824,360 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,871.99 kg

Trenton, NJ Electric Overview

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Trenton averages a residential electricity rate of 16.36 cents per kilowatt hour paid by customers within the city borders , which is higher than both the New Jersey and the US average rates of 16.25 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Power facilities in the city generate, on average, 0 megawatt hours per capita from non-renewable fuel sources, which means they are 28th in New Jersey out of 545 cities. The city is ranked 67th in New Jersey in total electricity generated from power generating plants within its borders, with 1,674.44 megawatt hours generated.

Around 1,901.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 494th highest polluter in New Jersey out of 545 cities. A total of 158,577,004.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 11th worst in New Jersey for total pollution from electricity use. Roughly 95.43% of Trenton’s electricity is produced using Solar. Other fuel sources used include Natural Gas at 4.12% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 0.44%. Trenton is home to 2 electricity plants, which is 20th most in the state and 72nd most when counting power plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Trenton

Trenton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.141/kWh$180.40/mo.$62.00/mo.
295th17.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Trenton
36th$101.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Trenton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Trenton, New Jersey

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PSEGBUNDLED17.46101.471,59812,830,0262,240,163,420

Zips with electric coverage in Trenton, New Jersey include: 08618, 08648, 08610, 08611, 08638, 08629, 08609, 08608

Princeton, NJ Electric Overview

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Princeton's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 16.36 cents per kilowatt hour . This is more than both the New Jersey and the United States average rates of 16.25 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. There was a 31.18% increase in usage of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel sources in the city. The city ranks 26th in New Jersey out of 545 cities for solar generation per capita, with 0.58 megawatt hours per resident being produced.

Around 1,806.84 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen are emitted in the city from electricity use, ranking them as the 516th highest polluter in New Jersey out of 545 cities. At 1,806.84 kilograms per person and 31,000 citizens in the city, the city emits 56,011,961.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 32nd worst rank in New Jersey for total emissions. Approximately 80.80% of Princeton’s electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Totaling Natural Gas with Solar (17.76%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (1.44%), these three fuels account for 100.00% of the electricity generation in the city. Princeton has 3 electricity producing plants, which is 13th highest in the state and 49th most in the state when counting plants per resident.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Princeton

Princeton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.141/kWh$180.40/mo.$62.00/mo.
295th17.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Princeton
36th$101.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Princeton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Princeton, New Jersey

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PSEGBUNDLED17.46101.47No DataIcon representing missing value.12,830,0262,240,163,420

Mercerville CDP, NJ Electric Overview

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Mercerville CDP's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 16.36 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.73% above New Jersey's average price of 16.25 cents and 21.66% more than the national average of 13.45 cents. PSEG is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $120.24, while the Mercerville CDP average is 12.90% below at $104.73 per month.

Electricity use in Mercerville CDP creates 24,257,857.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 98th most of any city in New Jersey. The city also ranks 51st worst in New Jersey in pollution per resident, averaging 1,905.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 103,870.76 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mercerville CDP

Mercerville CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.141/kWh$180.40/mo.$62.00/mo.
295th17.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mercerville CDP
36th$101.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mercerville CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mercerville CDP, New Jersey

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PSEGBUNDLED17.46101.47No DataIcon representing missing value.12,830,0262,240,163,420

Energy Production in Mercer County, New Jersey

Power Plants in Mercer County, New Jersey

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Princeton University CogenerationKey Government Finance, Inc. (50.00%)Trustees of Princeton University (50.00%)
Princeton NJ Natural Gas 48,51610,233,290.19210.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bristol Myers Squibb LawrencevilleBristol-Myers Squibb Co (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Natural Gas 20,23013,233,199.81654.14No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
College of New JerseyThe College of New Jersey (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Natural Gas 19,4464,822,676.46248No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
McGraw Hill SolarNJR Solar (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 17,568No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mercer County Community CollegeSunlight General Capital Solar (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 10,168No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hamilton Solar-CrosswicksHartz Solar Hamilton LLC (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 8,972No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
The Lawrenceville School Solar FacilityKDC Solar TLS LLC (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 8,220No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CranburyRE Cranbury Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Cranbury CDP NJ Solar 6,739No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Yardville Solar FarmPSEG (100.00%)
Yardville CDP NJ Solar 5,419No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Titusville SolarJanssen Pharmaceutical Co (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 5,380No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
United Stationers Supply Solar ElectricClean Capital (100.00%)
Cranbury CDP NJ Solar 3,930No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Princeton Solar ProjectNJR Solar (100.00%)
Princeton NJ Solar 3,585No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
12 Applegate Solar LLCG&S Solar Installers (100.00%)
Robbinsville CDP NJ Solar 2,277No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
4 Applegate Solar LLCG&S Solar Installers (100.00%)
Robbinsville CDP NJ Solar 2,059No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Yardville CDP NJ Solar 1,729No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ETS Ewing Solar FacilityWells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 1,609No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Trenton Solar FarmPSEG (100.00%)
Trenton NJ Solar 1,598No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mercer MallFRIT Solar Inc (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Solar 1,559No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hopewell Cogeneration NJHopewell Campus Owners LLC (100.00%)
Mercer County NJ Natural Gas 1,365823,650.38603.41No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
24 Applegate Solar LLCEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Robbinsville CDP NJ Solar 1,243No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Mercer County, New Jersey Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 687,824,359.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in Mercer County from electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 2594th highest in the United States for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important metric. Natural Gas makes up 55.33% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Mercer County. Combined with Solar (44.01%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.67%), the three fuel types make up 100.00% of the generation. Mercer County isp home to 25 electricity generation plants, which is 47th most in the country and 1036th highest when considering power plants per capita.

NATURAL GAS
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55.33%
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44.01%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.67%

Mercer County, New Jersey Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in Mercer County offer net metering to their customers. Some net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and New Jersey has some of the best laws and regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

Mercer County has an average of 4.40% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the New Jersey average is 0.67%, resulting in a rank of 1535th best in the US and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 21 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Mercer County, New Jersey

Providers In Each City in Mercer County:

  • Hightstown, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Jersey Central Power & Light: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Hopewell, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Pennington, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Princeton, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PSEG: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Trenton, New Jersey:
    • NuGen Capital Management: 25.04%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.04%
    • PSEG: 24.88%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.04%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Mercer County, New Jersey?

By total customer count, PSEG is the largest electricity provider in Mercer County, New Jersey.

How many electric companies offer service in Mercer County, New Jersey?

There are 2 electricity providers offering service in Mercer County, New Jersey.

What electricity companies offer service in Mercer County, New Jersey?

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1PSEG282,010
2Jersey Central Power & Light9,159

How many power plants are located in Mercer County, New Jersey?

There are 25 active power plants located in Mercer County, New Jersey

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16