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About Burlington Electric

Burlington Electric is a municipally owned entity located in Burlington, Vermont and supplying power to customers in Chittenden County, Vermont. On recent government reports, the provider had a total of 21,446 electricity customers signed up for their services. This total is made up of 0.04% industrial accounts, 18.67% commercial customer accounts and 81.29% residential accounts. Customers of Burlington Electric are charged an average residential electricity rate of 16.53 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, sadly for their customers, 20.57% higher than the average nationwide rate of 13.71 cents. In 2020 Burlington Electric sold 310,326 megawatt hours via retail sales to end users. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 44.07% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 61.94%. Their revenue in 2020 from electricity activities was $55,541,700, with $44,013,200 coming from retail sales to end users.

The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $121.23, while the Burlington Electric average is 41.54% less at $70.87 per month. This is the 211th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the nation. They rank 220th in the nation out of the 3509 suppliers we track for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. The company's electricity production facilities have output of 339.26 megawatt hours by burning natural gas. The company is able to generate 24,789 megawatt hours from hydroelectric power facilities, which ranks them as the 5th largest producer of hydroelectric power out of 17 suppliers in the state.

Burlington Electric Net Metering

Customers of Burlington Electric can take advantage of net metering offerings, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any customer considering purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused wattage back to the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is part of the process when dealing with electricity transmission. Burlington Electric currently averages a loss of around 1.81% of the electricity they transmit. Burlington Electric's energy loss levels place them at of best out of the 17 providers that operate in Vermont and report energy loss and 175th best out of 3509 in the US.

Burlington Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Burlington Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.174/kWh$0.138/kWh$91.92/mo.$49.86/mo.
2712th16.53¢Burlington Electric's Average residential price per kWh
211th$70.87Average monthly electricity bill for Burlington Electric's residential customers

Burlington Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:585 Pine Street
    Burlington, Vermont 05401
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Darren Springer

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Quick Facts About Burlington Electric

Burlington Electric is the 3rd largest electricity company out of 17 suppliers in the state based on total megawatt hours sold.

As the 335th largest producer of electricity in the country, Burlington Electric produces 164,236 megawatt hours of electricity.

Burlington Electric produces 0.43% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuels. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 714.26 megawatt hours, which is 2nd most out of 17 providers in the state.

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Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
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Energy Loss

Burlington Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

-1.81%

Total Energy Loss

5,750MWh

175 National Rank

Burlington Electric Energy Makeup

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Burlington Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Vermont21,44647,874,9353100%

Burlington Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Chittenden County168,323319.72$113.61/mo

Power Plants Owned by Burlington Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burlington VT Wood/Wood Waste Solids 278,144385,737,781.941,386.83
Chace Mill Winooski OneBurlington Electric (100.00%)
Winooski VT Conventional Hydroelectric 24,789
Burlington VT Distillate Fuel Oil 375518,136.51,381.7

Burlington Electric Fuel Makeup

WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
84.47%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
15.09%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.23%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.21%

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Burlington Electric FAQ:

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Burlington Electric customers?

Burlington Electric's current average bundled electricity rate is 16.53 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 19.20 cents and the average nationwide rate of 13.71 cents.

Who is the CEO of Burlington Electric?

Darren Springer is the CEO of Burlington Electric.

How much is the average bundled bill for Burlington Electric customers each month?

Customers of Burlington Electric pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $70.87.

What percentage of Burlington Electric's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric production facilities owned by or associated with Burlington Electric produce 0.43% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Burlington Electric?

Burlington Electric owns or is associated with 3 power plants.

What is the phone number for Burlington Electric?

You can reach Burlington Electric by phone via (802) 865-7300.

What percentage of Burlington Electric's electricity is produced from renewable fuels?

Burlington Electric produces 99.57% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-01