Newport County, Rhode Island Electric Profile

Newport County uses non-renewable fuel sources to produce 19.37 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the highest county in Rhode Island for non-renewable production per capita.

Usage of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production has increased by 39.43% in Newport County power plants.

Electricity from wind power generated in Newport County totals 5,030 megawatt hours, making Newport County 4th out of 5 counties in Rhode Island for wind power generation.

Newport County ranks 4th out of 5 counties in the state for total consumption, with its residents using over 500,000 megawatt hours.

Newport County is the 2nd highest producer of electricity in the state out of 5 counties, producing 1,601,746 megawatt hours.

Newport County produces 12,009 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources. This ranks Newport County 4th out of 5 counties in the state for total renewable electricity production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    567,332 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.91 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,601,746 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    12,009 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,589,737 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    19.51 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    212,560,646 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,589.61 kg

Newport, RI Electric Overview

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Newport's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 21.41 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.82% less than Rhode Island's average rate of 22.26 cents. The Narragansett Electric Co is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Consumers in the city have 0.75 power outages per year, with outages lasting an average of 165.34 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Electricity use in Newport creates 67,277,757.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 7th most of any city in Rhode Island. The city also ranks 15th worst in Rhode Island in pollution per resident, averaging 2,727.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 170,464.97 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newport

Newport residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.243/kWh$0.161/kWh$186.36/mo.$79.01/mo.
16th22.08¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newport
16th$131.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newport Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newport, Rhode Island

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
The Narragansett Electric CoBUNDLED22.08131.942,838,123626,749,662

Newport East CDP, RI Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 21.41 cents per kilowatt hour for Newport East CDP, which is 3.82% lower than Rhode Island's average price of 22.26 cents. This means the city is 18th best for average electricity rate out of 36 cities in the state. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is The Narragansett Electric Co. Customers in Newport East CDP are faced with 0.75 electrical outages per year with outages lasting an average of 165.34 minutes.

Newport East CDP has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 32,529,994.53 kilograms, which is 10th highest in the state out of 36 cities. The city averages 2,727.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 3rd highest city in Rhode Island in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newport East CDP

Newport East CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.243/kWh$0.161/kWh$186.36/mo.$79.01/mo.
16th22.08¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newport East CDP
16th$131.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newport East CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newport East CDP, Rhode Island

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
The Narragansett Electric CoBUNDLED22.08131.942,838,123626,749,662

Tiverton CDP, RI Electric Overview

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Tiverton CDP's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 21.41 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.82% less than Rhode Island's average rate of 22.26 cents. The Narragansett Electric Co sells 15,305.61 megawatt hours in the city each year, more than all other vendors. Power facilities in the city produce, on average, 203.71 megawatt hours per capita from non-renewable fuel sources.

Tiverton CDP is the 15th worst ranked city in Rhode Island out of 36 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 20,362,005.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This total equates to 2,609.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 31st worst in Rhode Island for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city is home to one power generation plant, which is 6th most in the state and 5th most when considering power plants per capita Tiverton CDP's power plants most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 100.00% (or 1,589,737 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tiverton CDP

Tiverton CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.243/kWh$0.161/kWh$186.36/mo.$79.01/mo.
16th22.08¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tiverton CDP
16th$131.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tiverton CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tiverton CDP, Rhode Island

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
The Narragansett Electric CoBUNDLED22.08131.942,838,123626,749,662

Energy Production in Newport County, Rhode Island

Power Plants in Newport County, Rhode Island

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Tiverton Power PlantEmera (100.00%)
Tiverton CDP RI Natural Gas 1,589,737600,121,705.82377.5
Founders Homestead Farms SolarAES Distributed Energy (100.00%)
Newport County RI Solar 6,979
WED Portsmouth One, LLCWED Portsmouth One, LLC (100.00%)
Newport County RI Wind 5,030

Newport County, Rhode Island Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Newport County's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The county produces 99.25% of the total generation in the county from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Solar at 0.44% and Wind at 0.31% of generation. For every citizen in the county there are 2,589.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. With total emissions of 212,560,645.54 kilograms, the county ranks 4th highest in Rhode Island and 1167th in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a county’s pollution levels. There are 3 electricity generation plants in Newport County, which is the 4th most plants in a county in Rhode Island and equates to the 4th highest rate of plants per resident in the state.

NATURAL GAS
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99.25%
SOLAR
Solar
0.44%
WIND
Wind
0.31%

Newport County, Rhode Island Net Metering

Newport County is home to one electricity provider. Fortunately for citizens in the county who are interested in having their own solar panels, the sole company in the county has net metering practices in place. Oftentimes net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and Rhode Island has great laws and regulations for consumers interested in installing personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

In Newport County one company reports energy loss, The Narragansett Electric Co. They average an annual energy loss of 4.90%. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Rhode Island average is 4.73%, resulting in a rank of 1973rd best in the country and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 5 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Newport County, Rhode Island

FAQ

How many power plants are located within Newport County, Rhode Island?

Newport County, Rhode Island has 3 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Newport County, Rhode Island?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1The Narragansett Electric Co42,697

What electricity company is the largest provider in Newport County, Rhode Island?

By total megawatt hours sold, The Narragansett Electric Co is the largest electricity supplier in Newport County, Rhode Island.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29