Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Electric Profile

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Dauphin County emits 3,838.36 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the state average of 3,727.11.

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PPL Electric Utilities is the largest electricity provider in Dauphin County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

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Dauphin County ranks 14th out of 67 counties in the state for total consumption, with its residents using 3,079,937.94 megawatt hours.

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Dauphin County produces 0.27 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 871st highest county in the nation for non-renewable production per capita.

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Regrettably, during the previous year, there was a 6.61% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuel types in Dauphin County.

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Dauphin County is 30th out of 67 counties in the state for total natural gas production, with 11,794.48 megawatt hours generated using the fuel.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,079,938 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.07 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    125,837 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    50,951 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    74,886 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.45 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,068,210,533 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,838.36 kg

Harrisburg, PA Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Harrisburg are paying an average residential electricity price of 12.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.42% less than the average Pennsylvania rate of 13.38 cents, a welcome state of affairs for consumers living in the city. The city ranks 8th out of 1761 cities in the state for total megawatt hours generated from renewable fuels with a total of 50,951.16 megawatt hours produced. Non-renewable fuel types are sometimes used in electricity production in the city, resulting in about 1.39 megawatt hours being produced from these fuel types per citizen each year.

Harrisburg's fuel of choice is Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste, with 52.17% of electricity production using this fuel type. Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Natural Gas are also primary fuel sources in the city, with 42.69% and 4.45% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel source, respectively. The city’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 212,518,917.89 kilograms, which is 10th highest in the state out of 1761 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 4,318.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks the city as the 21st highest polluting city in the state. There are 3 electricity plants in Harrisburg, which is the 2nd highest number of plants in a city in Pennsylvania and the 1995th highest rate of power plants per citizen in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Harrisburg

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.124/kWh$174.89/mo.$91.02/mo.
673rd12.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Harrisburg
686th$101.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Harrisburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Middletown ElectricBUNDLED13.2698.58No DataIcon representing missing value.32,127.144,261,165.91
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379
Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.7485.77No DataIcon representing missing value.4,700.26551,680.4

Zips with electric coverage in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania include: 17111, 17110, 17104, 17103, 17102, 17101, 17120

Hershey CDP, PA Electric Overview

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On average, Hershey CDP's residents pay a residential electricity rate of 12.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 3.94% lower than the average national electricity only service price of 13.45 cents. PPL Electric Utilities has 1,313 total residential customers, which is more than all other electricity providers who operate in the city. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $114.19, while the Hershey CDP average is 0.91% less at $113.15 per month. This ranks the city 288th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Releasing 54,617,094.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Hershey CDP is the 45th worst out of 1761 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity use. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 40th highest polluting city in Pennsylvania for CO2 pollution per capita. In the city, there are not power producing plants so the residents have to rely on power produced outside of the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hershey CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.153/kWh$0.124/kWh$174.72/mo.$90.99/mo.
645th12.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hershey CDP
687th$101.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hershey CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hershey CDP, Pennsylvania

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Metropolitan Edison CompanyBUNDLED12.21115.63No DataIcon representing missing value.4,353,735531,491,468
Middletown ElectricBUNDLED13.2698.58No DataIcon representing missing value.32,127.144,261,165.91
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379
Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.7485.77No DataIcon representing missing value.4,700.26551,680.4

Zips with electric coverage in Hershey CDP, Pennsylvania include: 17036, 17078, 17033

Colonial Park CDP, PA Electric Overview

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Colonial Park CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 12.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.42% less than the state's average rate of 13.38 cents. This makes the city 391st out of 1761 cities in Pennsylvania for best average electricity rate. PPL Electric Utilities is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $113.11 per month.

Electricity consumption in Colonial Park CDP creates 50,625,358.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 55th most of any city in Pennsylvania. Additionally, the city ranks 621st worst in Pennsylvania in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not generate electricity in the city limits, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of electricity plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Colonial Park CDP

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.124/kWh$174.89/mo.$91.02/mo.
647th12.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Colonial Park CDP
668th$101.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Colonial Park CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Colonial Park CDP, Pennsylvania

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Middletown ElectricBUNDLED13.2698.58No DataIcon representing missing value.32,127.144,261,165.91
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379
Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.7485.77No DataIcon representing missing value.4,700.26551,680.4

Energy Production in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Power Plants in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg FacilityLancaster County Solid WR Auth (100.00%)
Harrisburg PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 114,99966,754,782.18580.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Phoenix Contact - CCHP PlantPhoenix Contact Services, Inc (100.00%)
Dauphin County PA Natural Gas 6,4804,029,907621.9No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Paxton Creek CogenerationNRG Energy (100.00%)
Harrisburg PA Natural Gas 3,7431,808,304.43483.12No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
TalenEnergy Martins Creek LLC HarrisburgTalen Energy (100.00%)
Harrisburg PA Distillate Fuel Oil 615745,052.731,211.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Dauphin County results in the release of 1,068,210,532.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is 12th highest in the state out of 67 counties. More telling of the county’s emissions reality, is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,838.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 24th highest county in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. Electricity facilities in the county most often use Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste, which makes up 62,274.04 megawatt hours (or 49.49%) of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the county. When combined with Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (40.49%) and Natural Gas (9.37%), the three fuel types account for 99.35% of the production in the county. Dauphin County has 4 power producing plants in the county. This is the 623rd most power plants within a single county and the 1844th highest number of plants per resident, out of 3220 counties, in the country.

NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
49.49%
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Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
40.49%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
9.37%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.65%

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Dauphin County supplying electricity. Of those 4, 4 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Regulations put in place at the state level are commendable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

In Dauphin County one company reports energy loss, PPL Electric Utilities. They average an annual energy loss of 3.01%. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Dauphin County a rank of 8th best in the state out of 67.

Providers In Each City in Dauphin County:

  • Berrysburg, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Dauphin, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Elizabethville, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Gratz, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Halifax, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.02%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.02%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 19.97%
    • Middletown Electric: 19.97%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.02%
  • Highspire, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Hummelstown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Lykens, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Middletown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 15.00%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 5.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Millersburg, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Paxtang, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Penbrook, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Pillow, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.05%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.05%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 19.92%
    • Middletown Electric: 19.92%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.05%
  • Royalton, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 11.32%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 8.68%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Steelton, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Williamstown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 20.00%
    • Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility: 20.00%
    • Middletown Electric: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania?

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1PPL Electric Utilities44,491
2Metropolitan Edison Company9,556
3Middletown Electric3,917
4Royalton, Pennsylvania Electric Utility546

How many electric companies offer service in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania?

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is home to 4 electricity providers offering service in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania?

By total customer count, PPL Electric Utilities is the largest electricity company in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

How many power plants are located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania?

There are 4 power plants located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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