Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Electric Profile

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With 545,724 citizens within its borders and 1,672,157.62 megawatt hours produced per year, Lancaster County has a megawatt hour per capita production of 3.06 megawatt hours. This is the 31 highest megawatt hour per capita amount in Pennsylvania.

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Lancaster County’s average residential electricity rate is 13.27 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.33% lower than the nationwide average rate of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Lancaster County generates 6.23% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, giving it a ranking of 687th out of 3220 counties in the US for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

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Lancaster County has experienced a decrease of 5.40% in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production in the past 12 months.

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Lancaster County generates 1,568,044.32 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable fuels. This ranks Lancaster County 124th highest producing county in the US out of 3220 counties for total sustainable electricity generation.

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Lancaster County residents pay an average residential monthly electricity bill of $126.68, which is 10.94% higher than the state average bill of $114.19 and 5.36% higher than the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,039,533 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.07 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,672,158 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,568,044 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    104,113 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.06 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,889,626,871 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,462.61 kg

Lancaster, PA Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for citizens of Lancaster is roughly 13.27 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the inhabitants, this rate is lower than both the Pennsylvania and the United States average rates of 13.38 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. With 678 total residential customers, PPL Electric Utilities is the largest supplier in the city. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $114.19, while the Lancaster average is 10.93% more at $126.68 per month. This is the 1309th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

Because there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Lancaster must turn to neighboring cities and rural areas to import all of the megawatt hours they need each year. On average, the city residents emit 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the 40th worst polluting city out of 1761 cities in the state. This adds up to total emissions of 221,513,430.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the city 9th highest for total pollution in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lancaster

Lancaster 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.
880th13.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lancaster
1442nd$119.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lancaster Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Ephrata Borough ElectricBUNDLED13.31118.73No DataIcon representing missing value.62,445.358,312,217.98
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379

Zips with electric coverage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania include: 17603, 17601, 17602

Ephrata, PA Electric Overview

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Ephrata has an average residential electricity price of 13.27 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.79% lower than the average state rate of 13.38 cents. The Pennsylvania average monthly residential electric bill is $114.19, while the Ephrata average is 10.93% higher at $126.68 per month. This ranks the city 1267th in the state for average monthly bill amount. With 320 residential customers, PPL Electric Utilities is the largest supplier in the city.

Electricity consumption in Ephrata results in 51,471,412.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 52nd most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 1555th worst in the state in emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 3,727.11 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is tied for last in the state for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ephrata

Ephrata 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.
880th13.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ephrata
1442nd$119.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ephrata Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

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Ephrata Borough ElectricBUNDLED13.31118.73No DataIcon representing missing value.62,445.358,312,217.98
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379

Elizabethtown, PA Electric Overview

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Elizabethtown's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 13.27 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily, this is 0.79% less than the state's average price of 13.38 cents. Selling 3,006.81 megawatt hours per year, PPL Electric Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $126.68 per month, while the Pennsylvania average is $114.19.

Elizabethtown emits 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 40th highest polluting city out of 1761 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 42,746,244.17 kilograms, which is the 75th worst total amount of pollution for any city in Pennsylvania. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown 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.
880th13.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Elizabethtown
1442nd$119.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Elizabethtown Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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Ephrata Borough ElectricBUNDLED13.31118.73No DataIcon representing missing value.62,445.358,312,217.98
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379

Energy Production in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Power Plants in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster County PA Conventional Hydroelectric 960,618No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
HoltwoodBIF III Holtwood LLC (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Conventional Hydroelectric 881,738No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lancaster County Resource RecoveryLancaster County Solid WR Auth (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 188,814372,280,067.761,971.68No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dart Container CorpDart Container Corp (100.00%)
Leola CDP PA Landfill Gas 41,86025,681,236.42613.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
L&S SweetnersEDL Inc (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Landfill Gas 20,36113,167,045.04646.68No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Frey Farm LandfillEPP Renewable Energy (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Landfill Gas 13,1647,630,598.15579.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Keystone SolarKeystone Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Solar 7,418No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PPL Frey Farm Landfill WindEPP Renewable Energy (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Wind 6,438No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
TPE Pennsylvania Solar 1, LLCAlchemy Renewable Energy (100.00%)
Lancaster County PA Solar 4,758No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lancaster County PA Solar 2,811No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Martin Limestone Solar ArraySunstream (100.00%)
East Earl CDP PA Solar 1,510No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mount Joy WireMount Joy Wire Corp (100.00%)
Mount Joy PA Natural Gas 67.6237,407.3553.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lancaster County PA Conventional Hydroelectric -457,400No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lancaster County's top fuel used for electricity production is Conventional Hydroelectric. They produce 1,384,956 megawatt hours, or 82.82% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel type. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste account for 6.20% and 5.07% of electricity production, respectively. Emissions in the county average 3,462.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, making them the 55th highest polluting county out of 67 counties in Pennsylvania based on emissions per capita. At 3,462.61 kilograms per person and 12,801,989 residents in the county, the county emits 1,889,626,870.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This is the 6th highest amount in the state for total pollution from electricity use. Lancaster County isp home to 13 power plants, which is 147th highest in the country and 1635th highest when counting power plants per person.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
82.82%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
6.20%
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Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
5.07%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
4.51%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.99%
OTHER
Other
0.42%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Lancaster County providing electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Pennsylvania has commendable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The one company in Lancaster County who reports energy loss statistics reported an annual loss of 3.01%. With a state average energy loss of 3.72%, Lancaster County is ranked as the 8th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Providers In Each City in Lancaster County:

  • Adamstown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.09%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.09%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 24.72%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 24.72%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 0.37%
  • Akron, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • Christiana, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
  • Denver, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • East Petersburg, Pennsylvania:
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
  • Ephrata, Pennsylvania:
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • Lititz, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
  • Manheim, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Marietta, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
  • Millersville, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
  • Mount Joy, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
  • Mountville, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • New Holland, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
  • Quarryville, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
  • Strasburg, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
  • Terre Hill, Pennsylvania:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Ephrata Borough Electric: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania?

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1PPL Electric Utilities88,790
2Ephrata Borough Electric6,661
3Metropolitan Edison Company2,652

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania?

The largest electricity company in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by megawatt hours sold is PPL Electric Utilities.

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

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has 3 electricity providers operating in the area.

How many power plants are in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania?

There are 13 power plants located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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