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Providence County, Rhode Island Electricity Overview

The 6,701,162.13 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuels places Providence County at 1st in the state out of 5 counties in non-renewable energy production.

Providence County is home to over 657,288 residents and produces 124,635 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.19 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Providence County 3rd in Rhode Island out of 5 counties for solar megawatt hours generated per person.

The county is ranked as the highest generator of electricity in Rhode Island out of 5 counties for electricity generation, generating 7,123,124.5 megawatt hours.

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Providence County saw a 1.67% drop during the last year.

Wind generates 53,128 megawatt hours of electricity in Providence County. This equals roughly 0.08 megawatt hours per person in Providence County being produced from wind power, giving the county a rank of 2nd highest county out of 5 counties in the state.

Providence County ranks 261st out of 3230 counties in the nation in solar power production, with 124,635 megawatt hours generated from solar.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,409,160 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.71 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    7,123,124 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    421,962 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,701,162 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.84 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,775,771,180 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,701.66 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Providence

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Residential Bundled Electricity Prices

Providence Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for February, 2024

23.88¢ per kWh

  • 0.82% lower than last month
  • 3.58% higher than February last year
  • 15.41% lower than the Rhode Island average
  • 45.35% higher than the US average
  • 10th in the state out of 37 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 29,019th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 37 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 337 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

22.45¢ per kWh

  • 0.31% higher than last month
  • 12.61% higher than February last year
  • 12.79% lower than the Rhode Island average
  • 35.84% higher than the US average
  • 10th in the state out of 37 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 28,907th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 3 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 768 since February last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$149.53 per month

  • 8.51% lower than last month
  • 10.24% higher than February last year
  • 8.82% lower than the Rhode Island average
  • 13.34% higher than the US average
  • 10th in the state out of 37 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 23,171st in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,900 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,450 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$135.47 per month

  • 0.86% higher than last month
  • 10.69% higher than February last year
  • 8.72% lower than the Rhode Island average
  • 0.17% lower than the US average
  • 10th in the state out of 37 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 15,321st in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 462 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,375 since February last year

Providence, RI Electricity Overview

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Residents living in Providence are paying an average residential electricity rate of 22.45 cents per kilowatt hour, ranking the city at 10th out of 37 cities in the state. Electricity production from wind in the city totals 0.03 megawatt hours generated per capita living in the city. This is the 2nd highest amount out of the 37 cities in the state. Generating 8.82 megawatt hours per person living in the city, Providence is the 4th highest producer per capita out of 37 cities in the state.

Electricity consumption in Providence results in the release of 530,084,805.98 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is the largest emissions amount in the state out of 37 cities. More telling of the city's pollution reality is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 2,796.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 1st ranked city in Rhode Island for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Providence, with 99.27% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Wind at 0.33% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 0.27% of production. Providence has 4 electricity plants, which is the highest out of any city in Rhode Island.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Providence

Providence residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.246/kWh$0.152/kWh$167.70/mo.$76.51/mo.
10th22.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Providence
10th$135.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Providence Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Providence, Rhode Island

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Pascoag Electric UtilityBUNDLED17.13114.6535,048.746,005,360
The Narragansett Electric CoBUNDLED27.52153.72,340,604.14644,157,491

Zips with electric coverage in Providence, Rhode Island include: 02860, 02909, 02908, 02920, 02907, 02904, 02919, 02905, 02906, 02910, 02911 and 2 other zip code(s).

Cranston, RI Electricity Overview

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Residents living in Cranston are paying an average residential electricity rate of 22.46 cents per kilowatt hour, ranking the city at 13th out of 37 cities in the state. Solar fields in the city generate an average of 0.62 megawatt hours per person living in the city. This results in a ranking of 6th in Rhode Island out of 37 cities. The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $138.3, while the Cranston average is 2.04% lower at $135.48 per month.

Releasing 200,959,890 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, Cranston is the 4th highest out of 37 cities in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the city, which amounts to 2,437.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Cranston as the 31st highest polluting city in Rhode Island. The city has 4 power plants, which is the highest for a city in Rhode Island. When it comes to electricity generation, Cranston's top fuel is Solar, accounting for 72.86% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cranston

Cranston residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.246/kWh$0.152/kWh$167.72/mo.$76.52/mo.
13th22.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cranston
13th$135.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cranston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cranston, Rhode Island

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Pascoag Electric UtilityBUNDLED17.13114.6535,048.746,005,360
The Narragansett Electric CoBUNDLED27.52153.72,340,604.14644,157,491

Zips with electric coverage in Cranston, Rhode Island include: 02909, 02920, 02907, 02905, 02910, 02921, 02831

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Pawtucket, RI Electricity Overview

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Residents living in Pawtucket are paying an average residential electricity rate of 22.45 cents per kilowatt hour, ranking the city at 11th out of 37 cities in the state. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $135.47 per month, while the state average is $159.09. Patrons in the city have a 14.85% markdown compared to the rest of the state. The Narragansett Electric Co is the largest vendor in the city based on residential customer count.

As the 3rd worst ranked city out of 37 cities in Rhode Island, Pawtucket releases 203,879,989.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the city ranks 4th highest in the state in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 2,716.34 kilograms of emissions per citizen. In Pawtucket, there are no power generating plants. The citizens must depend on power generated outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pawtucket

Pawtucket residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.246/kWh$0.152/kWh$167.70/mo.$76.51/mo.
11th22.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pawtucket
11th$135.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pawtucket Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Pascoag Electric UtilityBUNDLED17.13114.6535,048.746,005,360
The Narragansett Electric CoBUNDLED27.52153.72,340,604.14644,157,491

Zips with electric coverage in Pawtucket, Rhode Island include: 02860, 02861, 02863

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Electricity Production in Providence County, Rhode Island

Power Plants in Providence County, Rhode Island

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rhode Island State Energy CenterThe Carlyle Group (100.00%)
Providence County RI Natural Gas 3,544,8551,355,027,178.4382.25
Manchester StreetManchester Street, LLC. (100.00%)
Providence RI Natural Gas 1,652,191693,175,215.74419.55
Ocean State PowerLS Power (100.00%)
Providence County RI Natural Gas 765,028365,591,728.81477.88
Ocean State Power IILS Power (100.00%)
Providence County RI Natural Gas 708,046323,997,975.48457.59
Johnston LFG Turbine PlantRhode Island LFG Genco (100.00%)
Providence County RI Landfill Gas 232,244.19119,977,298.78516.6
Gold Meadow FarmsCaptona Partners Solar I Finco LLC (100.00%)
Cranston RI Solar 29,355
Central Power PlantState of Rhode Island (100.00%)
Cranston RI Natural Gas 18,9865,369,565.88282.82
Hope Farm Solar, LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Cranston RI Solar 17,040
TPE King Solar Holdings1, LLC (CSG)Nautilus Solar (100.00%)
Providence County RI Solar 16,707
Rhode Island HospitalRhode Island Hospital (100.00%)
Providence RI Natural Gas 12,056.133,529,052.87292.72
Providence County RI Solar 8,129
WED Shun III, LLCWED Shun III, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 7,651
WED Shun II, LLCWED Shun II, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 7,305
WED Plainfield II, LLCWED Plainfield II, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 7,258
WED Shun I, LLCWED Shun I, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 6,634
WED Plainfield, LLCWED Plainfield, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 6,600
WED Plainfield III, LLCWED Plainfield III, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 6,352
WED Green Hill, LLCWED Green Hill, LLC (100.00%)
Providence County RI Wind 5,878
NBC Field's Point Wind FarmNarragansett Bay Commission (100.00%)
Providence RI Wind 5,450
ISM Solar Cranston CSGNautilus Solar (100.00%)
Cranston RI Solar 4,563

Providence County, Rhode Island Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Providence County results in the release of 1,775,771,180.03 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is 187th largest emissions amount in the United States out of 3230 counties and highest in Rhode Island out of 5 counties. More telling of the county's pollution reality is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 2,701.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the highest county in Rhode Island for CO2 emissions per capita. The county has 40 electricity plants, which is 24th highest in the US. In Providence County, Natural Gas makes up 93.67% of the fuel types used in electricity generation. Other fuels used include Landfill Gas at 3.26% and Solar at 1.75% of generation.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
93.67%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
3.26%
SOLAR
Solar
1.75%
WIND
Wind
0.75%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.40%
OTHER
Other
0.17%

Providence County, Rhode Island Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Providence County selling electricity. Of those 2, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Rhode Island has favorable state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Providence County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 4.71% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.87% and the state average is 3.18%, resulting in a rank of 1572nd best in the US and a state rank of 2nd best out of 3230 and 5 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Providence County, Rhode Island

Providers In Each City in Providence County:

  • Central Falls, Rhode Island:
    • The Narragansett Electric Co: 50.00%
    • Pascoag Electric Utility: 50.00%
  • Cranston, Rhode Island:
    • The Narragansett Electric Co: 50.03%
    • Pascoag Electric Utility: 49.97%
  • East Providence, Rhode Island:
    • The Narragansett Electric Co: 100.00%
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island:
    • The Narragansett Electric Co: 50.00%
    • Pascoag Electric Utility: 50.00%
  • Providence, Rhode Island:
    • Pascoag Electric Utility: 50.00%
    • The Narragansett Electric Co: 50.00%
  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island:
    • The Narragansett Electric Co: 50.00%
    • Pascoag Electric Utility: 50.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Providence County, Rhode Island?

The largest electricity supplier in Providence County, Rhode Island by total revenue is The Narragansett Electric Co.

How many power plants are within Providence County, Rhode Island?

There are 40 active electricity plants located in Providence County, Rhode Island

How many electric companies offer service in Providence County, Rhode Island?

There are 2 electricity companies offering service in Providence County, Rhode Island.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1The Narragansett Electric Co152,505
2Pascoag Electric Utility4,968

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-03-29