Northampton County, Pennsylvania Electric Profile

12,633.92 megawatt hours are produced from coal in Northampton County. With 305,285 citizens, this is 0.04 megawatt hours per person.

During the course of the previous year, Northampton County has seen a 38.32% increase in production of electricity from solar power, up from 2,681.41 megawatt hours each year to 3,709 megawatt hours a year.

Northampton County produces 0.01 megawatt hours per capita each year from solar power, giving the county a rank of 740th out of 3220 counties in the country for this category.

Northampton County produces 29.28 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the nonRenewableProducedPerCapitaRankState highest county in the state for non-renewable production per capita.

Northampton County has seen a decrease of 71.32% in coal consumption for the production of electricity in the past 12 months.

Northampton County is the 1066th highest producing county out of 3220 counties in the United States when considering megawatt hours produced from renewable fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,378,592 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.07 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    8,993,339 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    55,275 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    8,938,064 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    29.46 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,415,264,090 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,635.88 kg

Bethlehem, PA Electric Overview

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Bethlehem's citizens purchase electricity for, on average, 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.92% below the average Pennsylvania rate of 13.38 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $129.86 per month. PPL Electric Utilities has 1,810 residential customers, more than all other suppliers in the city.

Bethlehem emits 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 40th worst polluting city out of 1761 cities in the state. With total emissions of 281,251,576.52 kilograms, the city ranks 8th worst in Pennsylvania for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 835,127.68 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bethlehem

Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem
1503rd$119.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bethlehem Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.638,745,8361,152,326,379

Zips with electric coverage in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania include: 18017, 18015, 18018, 18020, 18055, 18016

Easton, PA Electric Overview

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Easton has an average residential electricity price of 13.37 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.05% less than the average Pennsylvania price of 13.38 cents and 0.61% lower than the national average of 13.45 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a resident in the city is $130.17 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in Easton pay 8.26% more compared to other residents in the US. With 582 residential customers, Metropolitan Edison Company is the largest supplier in the city.

Easton is home to zero power producing plants. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. The city averages 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use. A total of 101,086,723.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city each year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Easton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.147/kWh$0.115/kWh$168.04/mo.$81.40/mo.
502nd12.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Easton
1406th$115.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Easton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Easton, Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Metropolitan Edison CompanyBUNDLED12.21115.634,353,735531,491,468
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.638,745,8361,152,326,379

Northampton, PA Electric Overview

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Northampton'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. PPL Electric Utilities 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 Northampton average is 8.01% more at $129.87 per month.

Electricity use in Northampton creates 36,700,868.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 95th most of any city in Pennsylvania. The city also ranks 1555th worst in Pennsylvania in pollution per resident, averaging 3,727.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 108,976.85 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Northampton

Northampton 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 Northampton
1503rd$119.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Northampton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Northampton, Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.18119.638,745,8361,152,326,379

Energy Production in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Power Plants in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Bethlehem Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
Northampton County PA Natural Gas 4,844,4832,059,216,799.9425.06
Lower Mount Bethel EnergyTalen Energy (100.00%)
Northampton County PA Natural Gas 3,789,7731,437,494,569.14379.31
TalenEnergy Martins CreekMC Project Company LLC (100.00%)
Northampton County PA Natural Gas 290,390208,971,608.92719.62Yes
Green Knight Energy CenterGreen Knight Economic Development Corpor (100.00%)
Northampton County PA Landfill Gas 34,63135,945,951.731,037.97
PPL Glendon LFGTE PlantEPP Renewable Energy (100.00%)
Glendon PA Landfill Gas 15,4078,722,453.98566.14
Northampton Generating Company LPAres Management (100.00%)
Northampton County PA Coal 14,94616,883,209.461,129.61Yes
Crayola Solar ProjectUGI Corporation (100.00%)
Northampton County PA Solar 2,539
Northampton County PA Solar 1,170

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Northampton County residents average 4,635.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 12th highest in Pennsylvania out of 67 in this category. Total emissions in the county are 1,415,264,089.71 kilograms, which is the 9th highest total amount of pollution for any county in Pennsylvania. Approximately 99.12% of Northampton County’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Combined with Landfill Gas (0.56%) and Coal (0.14%), the three fuel types make up 99.82% of the production. Northampton County has the 291st highest electricity generation plants of any county in the nation, with 8 total power plants. This translates to the 1590th most power plants per citizen in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
99.12%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.56%
COAL
Coal
0.14%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.08%
SOLAR
Solar
0.04%
OTHER
Other
0.05%

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in Northampton County offer net metering to their consumers. Regulations put in place at the state level are decent for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

In Northampton County one company reports energy loss, PPL Electric Utilities. They average an annual energy loss of 3.01%. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Northampton County receiving a rank of 494th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Providers In Each City in Northampton County:

  • Bangor, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Bath, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Chapman, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • East Bangor, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Easton, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.39%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 0.76%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 32.47%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.39%
  • Freemansburg, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Glendon, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Hellertown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Nazareth, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • North Catasauqua, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Northampton, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.38%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.24%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.38%
  • Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Portland, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 32.46%
    • Jersey Central Power & Light: 0.88%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Roseto, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Stockertown, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Tatamy, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Walnutport, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • PPL Electric Utilities: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • West Easton, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Wilson, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%
  • Wind Gap, Pennsylvania:
    • Sunwave Energy: 33.33%
    • Metropolitan Edison Company: 33.33%
    • Ambit Energy: 33.33%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Northampton County, Pennsylvania?

There are 8 electricity plants in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Metropolitan Edison Company is the largest electricity provider in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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

There are 2 electricity suppliers operating in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

What electricity companies offer service in Northampton County, Pennsylvania?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Metropolitan Edison Company32,583
2PPL Electric Utilities10,564

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29