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Electricity In Rhode Island
- Total Consumption7,357,981 MWh / 6.95 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions2,920,028,051 kg
- Total Production8,256,479 MWh / 7.79 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rhode Island
Rhode Island residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.
Energy Profile of Rhode Island
Rhode Island's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in Rhode Island are faced with a higher electricity rate than many people in the nation, with an average state electric rate of 22.08 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average price of 13.33 cents. This ranks Rhode Island as the 49th lowest priced state in the country by average electricity rate. With 21 electricity companies in the state, customers have many choices to choose from thanks to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state generates about 7.79 megawatt hours per person per year from its electricity generating plants, which ranks it as the 40th largest producer per capita in the nation. Power generation facilities in the state produce 12.21% more electricity than the state uses, providing an opportunity for electricity storage or exportation. With 439,787 residential customers, The Narragansett Electric Co is the largest provider in the state. With annual production of 8,256,479.46 megawatt hours, Rhode Island is the 48th largest generator of electricity in the nation.
Electricity Providers in Rhode Island
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|The Narragansett Electric Co||21.89||132.94||2,878,366||630,024,267||1,611,696,937.2|
|North American Power||14.68||96.31||54,303||7,972,100||22,262,592.63|
|Pascoag Electric Utility||14.55||99.76||35,443||5,158,030||21,678,029.92|
|Town Square Energy||15.39||72.12||23,364||3,596,000||9,443,882.44|
|First Point Power||10.82||69.41||9,860||1,066,900||45,885,196.41|
Power Plants in Rhode Island
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Rhode Island State Energy Center
Tiverton Power PlantTiverton Power LLC (100.00%)
Manchester StreetManchester Street, LLC. (100.00%)
Ocean State PowerOcean State Power Co (100.00%)
Ocean State Power IIOcean State Power Co (100.00%)
Johnston LFG Turbine PlantRhode Island LFG Genco (100.00%)
Toray Plastic America's CHP PlantToray Plastics America (100.00%)
Block Island Wind FarmDeepwater Wind Block Island LLC (100.00%)
University Solar, LLCAES Distributed Energy (100.00%)
Central Power PlantState of Rhode Island (100.00%)
Rhode Island ranks 44th worst in the country for total generation of electricity from non-renewable fuel types, with 7,602,484.11 of the state’s 8,256,479.46 megawatt hours coming from those sources.
Rhode Island has recently seen a rise in electricity production from solar power of 131.65% year over year.
Rhode Island is the 34th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 7.18 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuels each year.
Rhode Island produces 0 megawatt hours of electricity per capita from coal per year, which is 48th highest in the US.
Renewable electricity fuel sources account for 7.92%, or 653,995.34 megawatt hours, of Rhode Island’s total energy generation, giving the state a ranking of 49th in the United States for total megawatt hours from sustainable fuels.
Rhode Island generates about 0 megawatt hours of electricity using natural gas per resident living in the state. This is the 48th highest average by a state in the nation.
Coming in at 48th worst in the country, Rhode Island emits 2,920,028,051.18 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production a year. This total also results in a ranking of 43rd highest in the nation for pollution per citizen. About 91.94% of the state of Rhode Island’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Solar and Wind have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Solar is used to make 2.99% of electricity generation and Wind accounts for 2.58% of total generation in the state. Rhode Island has 51 electricity producing plants, which is the 45th highest number of power plants in a state and the 17th highest amount of plants per resident in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Rhode Island
Where does Rhode Island get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity generation in Rhode Island are Natural Gas (91.94%), Solar (2.99%) and Wind (2.58%).
How much does electricity cost in Rhode Island?
The average electricity rate paid by consumers in Rhode Island in 2021 is 22.08 cents per kilowatt hour.