Electricity Rates in Vermont

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Vermont

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    2,040,057 MWh / 3.16 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    5,431,612 MWh / 8.41 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    2,030,713 MWh / 3.15 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    1,829,450,491 kg / 2,833.85 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    6,280 MWh / 0.01 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vermont

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.211/kWh$0.167/kWh$145.72/mo.$79.13/mo.
42nd20.25¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Vermont
15th$114.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vermont Residents

Vermont Electricity Fuel Mix

Vermont's Electricity Prices and Usage

Vermont has an average electric rate of 20.25 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 31.97% higher than the US average rate of 15.34 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning customers may only have one or two electricity provider choices to choose from when obtaining electricity. Residents of the state use 5,431,612 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, ranking Vermont as the 52nd largest consuming state in the country. Citizens of the state have an average per capita consumption of 8.41 megawatt hours of electricity per year. As the 43rd worst polluting state based on emissions per capita from electricity use, Vermont consumers account for emissions of 2,833.85 kilograms of CO2 gases each. Residents in the state have an average monthly residential power bill of $114.66 per month. The national average monthly bill is $137.45.

Residential Electricity Providers in Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED20.43116.741,545,262315,629,000545,883.5
Vermont Electric CooperativeBUNDLED19.95110.56236,01347,096,235
Burlington ElectricBUNDLED17.2672.1187,49515,105,269136,589
Washington Electric CoopBUNDLED24.10113.6162,89415,157,00055,482
Lyndonville ElectricBUNDLED16.4584.8830,557.525,027,907.392,170
Swanton ElectricBUNDLED13.3385.5825,821.023,442,527.429,409
Hardwick ElectricBUNDLED18.0399.6525,647.54,623,091.69
Stowe ElectricBUNDLED18.52110.1824,851.024,602,498.451,236
Morrisville Water and LightBUNDLED15.4677.8222,036.253,405,770.683,821
Ludlow ElectricBUNDLED11.6554.7217,219.152,006,832.75

Commercial Electricity Providers in Vermont

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED17.68461.991,448,465256,161,000545,883.5
Burlington ElectricBUNDLED16.05557.01165,09626,490,899136,589
Vermont Electric CooperativeBUNDLED15.73333.69125,31719,707,524
Stowe ElectricBUNDLED14.77619.8144,121.856,515,481.311,236
Swanton ElectricBUNDLED12.85646.8226,749.983,438,472.629,409
Ludlow ElectricBUNDLED13.9931519,186.212,683,836.57
Morrisville Water and LightBUNDLED15.50356.6718,277.122,833,415.53,821
Lyndonville ElectricBUNDLED16.19173.2211,630.571,883,214.092,170
Hardwick ElectricBUNDLED18.55229.245,397.941,001,309.81
Washington Electric CoopBUNDLED23.401505,0771,188,00055,482

Power Plants in Vermont

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 226,954
Burlington Wood/Wood Waste Solids 222,850305,373,142.21,370.31
Kingdom Community WindGreen Mountain Power (100.00%)
Orleans County Wind 176,452
Ryegate Associates, LLCENGIE (100.00%)
Caledonia County Wood/Wood Waste Solids 161,549226,336,304.61,401.04
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 151,703
Wilder CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 122,710
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 111,822
Deerfield Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Bennington County Wind 102,022
Caledonia County Wind 69,541
Coventry Clean Energy CorporationWashington Electric Coop (100.00%)
Orleans County Landfill Gas 53,64629,459,331.48549.14

Quick Facts

Vermont is the 45th highest producer of megawatt hours generated using sustainable fuel sources.

Vermont is the 51st most populated state in the United States, with 645,570 residents living within its borders.

Vermont is ranked 18th in the nation for renewable electricity generation per capita, at 3.15 megawatt hours per person each year.

Vermont uses non-renewable fuels to generate 0.01 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 52nd highest state for non-renewable generation per capita.

In Vermont, 6,279.8 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuel sources. Vermont ranks 52nd worst in the United States for total electricity generation from non-renewable sources.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in Vermont is Green Mountain Power.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Addison County37,30621220.42$116.67/mo
Bennington County37,2351520.43$116.74/mo
Caledonia County30,4026820.08$105.82/mo
Chittenden County167,52332220.24$114.26/mo
Essex County5,9723219.96$111.40/mo
Franklin County49,7524719.17$111.26/mo
Grand Isle County7,2492119.97$110.73/mo
Lamoille County25,9207618.75$103.79/mo
Orange County29,2862521.98$115.42/mo
Orleans County27,3174619.54$105.66/mo
Rutland County60,66211020.43$116.74/mo
Washington County59,6094721.64$113.51/mo
Windham County45,8112620.32$115.46/mo
Windsor County57,5932920.26$115.58/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Vermont's main fuel type utilized for electricity generation is Conventional Hydroelectric. They generate 980,411.18 megawatt hours, or 48.06% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. When taken together with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (19.22%) and Wind (18.96%), the three fuel types account for 86.23% of the production in the state. The state's electricity consumption levels result in CO2 emissions totaling 1,829,450,490.88 kilograms, which is the 51st highest of any state in the nation. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the state, which amounts to 2,833.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year from electricity use. Using this measurement the state is the 43rd highest polluting state in the US. There are 109 power plants in Vermont, which is the 33rd most power plants in a state in the US and equates to the 2nd highest rate of plants per person.

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Vermont Net Metering

Of the 17 electric suppliers in Vermont, 100.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Regulations put in place at the state level are above average for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The state has 4 companies who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 5.21%. The US average for energy loss is 2.45%, which earns a rank of 47th best in the United States for Vermont in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Motivating citizens to purchase private solar panels can sometimes be a challenge due to high initial costs. States can help by enacting rebates and tax breaks for solar panel installs. Vermont currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who purchase solar at their place of residence. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to consumers who are considering purchasing solar. Vermont residents have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of solar, which is great news for the consumer and solar efforts. Fortunately, consumers in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the install of private solar. This is as good as it gets.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to seek out electricity plans with renewable fuels is at least partially determined by statewide initiatives. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a portion of the fuel used for electricity generation. These stipulations are called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Vermont requires electric providers to produce at least 25% of their electricity from renewable fuels. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to encourage low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Vermont, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Vermont

Where does Vermont get its electricity?

Conventional Hydroelectric is the primary fuel used for electricity production in Vermont, accounting for 48.06% of generation. Wood/Wood Waste Solids and Wind also account for 19.22% and 18.96% respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Vermont?

Anything below the Vermont average of 20.25 cents per kilowatt hour is a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 11.65 cents to 24.10 cents per kilowatt hour, with Ludlow Electric currently having the lowest rates.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Vermont?

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Vermont?

The largest electricity supplier in Vermont by total customer count is Green Mountain Power.

Does Vermont have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens' electricity supplier choices are usually determined by their location or state legislation.

How many power plants are located within Vermont?

Vermont is home to 109 active electricity plants producing electricity for the state.

How many electric companies offer service in Vermont?

There are 17 electricity suppliers operating in Vermont.

What is the average electric bill in Vermont?

The average electricity bill in Vermont in 2023 is $115 while the US average is $137.

What power companies are in Vermont?

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-18