Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Electric Profile

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Lehigh County generates 0.06% of their required electricity and must purchase the additional 99.94% from other counties.

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Lehigh County emitted 1,376,166,644.39 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which makes it the 248th worst polluting county in the United States.

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As the 41st highest county in Pennsylvania for non-renewable production per capita, Lehigh County generates 0 megawatt hours per person per year.

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In the previous year, Lehigh County experienced a 2.45% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

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The county is the 1873rd highest generator of electricity of all 3220 counties in the United States, producing 2,552 megawatt hours.

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Lehigh County emits 3,726.24 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the Pennsylvania average of 3,727.11.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,087,246 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.07 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,552 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,116 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    436 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.01 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,376,166,644 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,726.24 kg

Allentown, PA Electric Overview

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Allentown's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.92% below Pennsylvania's average price of 13.38 cents and 1.47% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. The city saw a rise in the ratio of emissions per person of around 2.22% over the last 12 months. Selling 20,472.55 megawatt hours a year, PPL Electric Utilities is the largest electricity provider in the city.

Electricity use in Allentown creates 451,053,534.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 4th most of any city in Pennsylvania. Averaging 3,730.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 35th highest in Pennsylvania for emissions per capita. The top fuel type used in Allentown is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. Allentown is home to one electricity producing plant, which is 14th most in Pennsylvania and 51st most when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Allentown

Allentown 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.
708th13.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Allentown
1503rd$119.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Allentown Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379

Zips with electric coverage in Allentown, Pennsylvania include: 18102, 18103, 18104, 18052, 18109, 18101, 18105

Fullerton CDP, PA Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour for Fullerton CDP, which is 0.92% less than Pennsylvania's average price of 13.38 cents. This means the city is 580th out of 1761 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. PPL Electric Utilities sells 4,268.49 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other providers. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $129.86. This is 8.00% above the nationwide average bill of $120.24.

Fullerton CDP has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 58,839,912.52 kilograms, which is 40th highest in the state out of 1761 cities. The city averages 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 621st highest city in Pennsylvania in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fullerton CDP

Fullerton 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.
708th13.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fullerton CDP
1503rd$119.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fullerton CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fullerton CDP, Pennsylvania

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PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.63No DataIcon representing missing value.8,745,8361,152,326,379

Whitehall, PA Electric Overview

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Whitehall's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 17.33 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 29.56% above Pennsylvania's average price of 13.38 cents and 28.84% more than the national average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city deal with 0.84 power outages a year, with outages lasting an average of 111 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. Selling 17,567.29 megawatt hours, Duquesne Light Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Whitehall is the 57th worst ranked city in Pennsylvania out of 1761 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 50,379,368.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Whitehall

Whitehall residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.202/kWh$0.148/kWh$161.51/mo.$68.34/mo.
1708th17.57¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Whitehall
85th$92.35Average residential monthly electricity bill for Whitehall Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Whitehall, Pennsylvania

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Duquesne Light CompanyBUNDLED16.01101.8No DataIcon representing missing value.3,084,053493,674,110
Pitcairn, Pennsylvania Electricity UtilityBUNDLED18.7183.79No DataIcon representing missing value.9,391.971,757,670.25
Tarentum Borough ElectricBUNDLED17.9891.45No DataIcon representing missing value.13,451.122,418,716.49

Zips with electric coverage in Whitehall, Pennsylvania include: 15236, 15227, 15234

Energy Production in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Power Plants in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Trexlertown Solar Array North and SouthAir Products & Chemicals Inc (100.00%)
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TalenEnergy Martin Creek LLC AllentownTalen Energy (100.00%)
Allentown PA Distillate Fuel Oil 436536,657.251,230.87No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lehigh County has the 248th highest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity use of all of the counties in the United States, emitting 1,376,166,644.39 kilograms. This total also results in a ranking of 2146th highest in the nation for pollution per person with an average of 3,726.24 kilograms of emissions per resident. Solar makes up 82.92% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Lehigh County. Lehigh County has the 1044th most electricity generation plants of any county in the US, with 2 total plants. This translates to the 2021st most power plants per capita in the country.

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82.92%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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17.08%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Net Metering

Out of the 2 suppliers in Lehigh County, 2 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Pennsylvania has commendable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Lehigh County averages out to about 3.01% of the total electricity transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Lehigh County a rank of 8th best in Pennsylvania out of 67.

Power Companies in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Providers In Each City in Lehigh County:

  • Alburtis, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Catasauqua, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Coopersburg, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Coplay, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • East Greenville, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 25.00%
    • Hatfield Electric: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Emmaus, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Macungie, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Slatington, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Whitehall, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Duquesne Light Company: 20.00%
    • Tarentum Borough Electric: 20.00%
    • Pitcairn, Pennsylvania Electricity Utility: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%

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

FAQ

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

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania has 2 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

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

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

There are 2 electricity companies offering service in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

What electricity companies offer service in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania?

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1PPL Electric Utilities25,990
2Metropolitan Edison Company8,700

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16