Electricity in Rhode Island
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Rhode Island
- Population see rank1,097,379
- Total Production see rank8,035,015 MWh / 7.32 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank7,377,503 MWh / 6.72 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank719,776 MWh / 0.66 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank3,018,645,472 kg / 2,750.78 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank7,315,239 MWh / 6.67 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.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Rhode Island
Rhode Island's Electricity Prices and Usage
Customers in Rhode Island are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than many people in the United States, with an average state electric rate of 22.44 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 13.99 cents. Rhode Island ranks as the 46th lowest priced state in the US by average electricity rate. The state features a deregulated electricity market, where citizens are able to choose from multiple electricity companies out of the over 0 providers that operate in the state. The Narragansett Electric Co is the largest electricity provider in the state based on residential customer count. Citizens in the state consume 6.72 megawatt hours of electricity each, making the state the 49th highest ranked state based on use per capita. About 8.18% of the megawatt hours generated in the state are exported or stored and 91.82% of it is actively consumed by citizens. The state generates 8,035,015.01 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 48th largest total production for a state in the United States.
Residential Electricity Providers in Rhode Island
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|The Narragansett Electric Co||BUNDLED||22.23||129.37||2,814,160||625,706,528|
|Pascoag Electric Utility||BUNDLED||14.92||100.63||35,062||5,231,330|
|Block Island Power Company||BUNDLED||41.41||148.3||6,920||2,865,250||2|
Power Plants in Rhode Island
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Rhode Island State Energy CenterThe Carlyle Group (100.00%)
|Providence County||Natural Gas||3,611,628||1,371,306,676.18||379.69|
Manchester StreetManchester Street, LLC. (100.00%)
Johnston LFG Turbine PlantRhode Island LFG Genco (100.00%)
|Providence County||Landfill Gas||204,200.52||104,743,543.37||512.94|
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 HospitalRhode Island Hospital (100.00%)
WED Coventry 2Town of West Warwick (100.00%)
WED Coventry 6WED Coventry Six, LLC (100.00%)
NBC Field's Point Wind FarmNarragansett Bay Commission (100.00%)
Rhode Island generates 91.04% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 6.67 megawatt hours per resident and places Rhode Island as the 35th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita per year.
Averaging production of 7.32 megawatt hours per Rhode Island resident per year, Rhode Island ranks 42nd in production per capita in the United States.
Rhode Island produces 0 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 0 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Rhode Island the 47th highest ranked state for electricity generation from coal per capita.
Wind turbines produce 0.16 megawatt hours per year per person for Rhode Island residents, which is 33rd highest in the US.
Rhode Island has achieved a reduction of 11.62% in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity production during the course of the last year.
The state of Rhode Island ranks 47th in hydroelectric power production, generating 4,455 megawatt hours each year from hydroelectric plants.
In Rhode Island, Natural Gas makes up 90.95% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Solar and Landfill Gas are also important fuel sources in the state, with 4.20% and 2.54% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively. The state is the 48th worst ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 3,018,645,471.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 2,750.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 43rd highest state in the US for CO2 pollution released per capita. Rhode Island has the 47th highest amount of electricity generation plants of any state in the United States, with 18 plants. This translates to the 10th most plants per person in the United States.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Rhode Island
How many power plants are in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island is home to 18 electricity plants producing electricity for the state.
Where does Rhode Island get its electricity?
Rhode Island's electricity is generated using primarily Natural Gas, which makes up 90.95% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Solar makes up 4.20% and Landfill Gas makes up 2.54%.
What is a good electricity rate in Rhode Island?
The average rate of electricity in Rhode Island in 2022 is 22.44 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).
What electricity company is the largest provider in Rhode Island?
By total megawatt hours sold, The Narragansett Electric Co is the largest electricity provider in Rhode Island.
Does Rhode Island have a deregulated electricity market?
Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that consumers in the state can choose from multiple electricity companies to supply their electricity.
What is the average electric bill in Rhode Island?
The average electricity bill in Rhode Island in 2022 is $130 while the national average is $124.
How many electric companies offer service in Rhode Island?
There are 3 electricity companies offering service in Rhode Island.