About Potomac Edison

Potomac Edison operates in 2 states in the United States including Maryland and West Virginia and is considered an investor owned organization. Potomac Edison averages 9.83 cents per kilowatt hour charged to their customers for residential electricity, which is 26.65% below the nationwide average of 13.40. In 2020 Potomac Edison had retail sales of 7,019,642 megawatt hours and wholesale sales to other electricity companies of 7,019,642 megawatt hours. The electricity generated in the company’s power plants made up 45.59% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 54.41%. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity activities was $814,909,300, with 84.27% coming from retail sales to end users and 3.24% from wholesale electricity sales.

The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer of Potomac Edison is $115.2 per month. The supplier does not have ownership in any power facilities and all of the power that they sell to their customers must be purchased wholesale from other companies.

Potomac Edison Net Metering

Luckily, Potomac Edison allows their customers to participate in net metering. Installation of solar panels and other electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for private individuals. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra megawatt hours back into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable .

Energy Loss

Potomac Edison reports energy loss of 1.80% of their production due to heat dissipation and other causes. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This leaves Potomac Edison with a ranking of 172nd best out of 3510 suppliers in the nation.

Potomac Edison Rate & Electric Bills

Potomac Edison residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.105/kWh$0.089/kWh$190.41/mo.$74.43/mo.
478th9.83¢Potomac Edison's Average residential price per kWh
1712th$115.2Average monthly electric bill for Potomac Edison's residential customers

Potomac Edison Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:First Energy
  • Headquarters:Grant County Airport-W99
    Landes Station, West Virginia 26847
    United States of America
  • CEO:Steven E. Strah

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Energy provider of the year for West Virginia, Major Provider Category
Lowest Residential Electricity Rate
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Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
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Energy provider of the year for West Virginia, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Potomac Edison's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


172 National Rank

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Potomac Edison State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
West Virginia148,560321,352,876537.07%

Potomac Edison County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Allegany County70,416113.09$138.95/mo
Berkeley County119,171110.05$125.51/mo
Carroll County168,447213.96$130.94/mo
Frederick County259,547211.97$129.87/mo
Garrett County29,014113.09$138.95/mo
Grant County11,568210.15$121.95/mo
Hampshire County23,175110.05$125.51/mo
Hardy County13,776110.05$125.51/mo
Howard County325,690214.17$129.49/mo
Jefferson County57,146110.05$125.51/mo

Cities Potomac Edison Has Coverage

  • Accident, MD
  • Barnesville, MD
  • Barton, MD
  • Bayard, WV
  • Bolivar, WV
  • Boonsboro, MD
  • Brunswick, MD
  • Burkittsville, MD
  • Capon Bridge, WV
  • Carpendale, WV
  • Charles Town, WV
  • Clear Spring, MD
  • Cumberland, MD
  • Deer Park, MD
  • Emmitsburg, MD
  • Frederick, MD
  • Friendsville, MD
  • Frostburg, MD
  • Funkstown, MD
  • Grantsville, MD
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Hancock, MD
  • Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Hedgesville, WV
  • Keedysville, MD
  • Keyser, WV
  • Kitzmiller, MD
  • Loch Lynn Heights, MD
  • Lonaconing, MD
  • Luke, MD
  • Martinsburg, WV
  • Middletown, MD
  • Midland, MD
  • Moorefield, WV
  • Mount Airy, MD
  • Mountain Lake Park, MD
  • Myersville, MD
  • New Market, MD
  • New Windsor, MD
  • Oakland, MD
  • Paw Paw, WV
  • Petersburg, WV
  • Piedmont, WV
  • Poolesville, MD
  • Ranson corporation, WV
  • Ridgeley, WV
  • Romney, WV
  • Rosemont, MD
  • Sharpsburg, MD
  • Shepherdstown, WV
  • Smithsburg, MD
  • Taneytown, MD
  • Thurmont, MD
  • Union Bridge, MD
  • Walkersville, MD
  • Wardensville, WV
  • Westernport, MD
  • Williamsport, MD
  • Woodsboro, MD

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

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Potomac Edison FAQ:

What cities does Potomac Edison provider electricity to?

Potomac Edison serves electricity in 59 cities throughout the country including, Maryland and West Virginia.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Potomac Edison customers?

The average BUNDLED rate of electricity for consumers of Potomac Edison is 9.83 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bundled bill for Potomac Edison customers each month?

The average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Potomac Edison is $115.20. The US average is $118.93 for bundled service.

How many states does Potomac Edison sell electricity in?

There are 2 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by Potomac Edison.

Does Potomac Edison have a parent company?

Potomac Edison is a subsidiary of First Energy.

How many counties does Potomac Edison sell electricity to?

Potomac Edison offers service to customers in 14 counties in the US including, Maryland and West Virginia.

What is the phone number for Potomac Edison?

Potomac Edison's customer service phone number is (800) 686-0011

Who is the CEO of Potomac Edison?

Potomac Edison’s CEO is Steven E. Strah.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-10