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Electricity In Vermont

  • Population623,989
  • Total Consumption5,370,696 MWh / 8.61 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions2,047,550,528 kg
  • Total Production2,030,811 MWh / 3.25 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vermont

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.202/kWh$0.167/kWh$132.39/mo.$79.13/mo.
46th19.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Vermont
19th$110.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vermont Residents

Energy Profile of Vermont

Vermont's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents in Vermont are faced with a higher electricity rate than most people in the United States, with an average state electric rate of 19.19 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average rate of 13.33 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only a single electricity supplier choice to choose from when shopping for electricity. Vermont has seen a 9.25% decline over the course of the last 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation. The average monthly electricity bill for a customer in Vermont is $110.03 per month, while the national average is $120.11. The state has seen a 14.63% increase in the amount of electricity produced from the use of solar fields over the course of the last year. The state is the 51st worst polluting state in the nation when considering total CO2 equivalent emissions, with over 2,047,550,527.95 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity use.

Electricity Providers in Vermont

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Green Mountain Power19.63115.51,578,067309,731,000554,762.692,726,712,349.95
Vermont Electric Cooperative19.57109.38235,16546,031,798No DataIcon representing missing value.154,279,731.61
Burlington Electric15.6367.7190,71214,181,000161,550355,044,771.11
Washington Electric Coop 23.16105.2559,67113,818,00060,32657,202,992.46
Lyndonville Electric15.4584.6731,8044,913,6002,59641,381,109.79
Swanton Electric13.0186.0426,1003,396,00040,77524,745,038.54
Stowe Electric18.35108.4724,1514,432,2001,27150,461,069.51
Hardwick Electric18.0288.6123,7524,280,000No DataIcon representing missing value.11,473,932.69
Morrisville Water and Light15.7279.1921,4613,374,5006,00328,998,978.97
Ludlow Electric11.7260.1918,7682,199,500No DataIcon representing missing value.18,781,573.45

Power Plants in Vermont

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J C McNeilVermont Public Power Supply Authority (19.00%)Green Mountain Power (31.00%)Burlington Electric (50.00%)
Wood/Wood Waste Solids 272,180388,465,504.71,427.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bellows FallsGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 222,62413,727,619.2761.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ryegate Power StationENGIE (100.00%)
Wood/Wood Waste Solids 161,519202,328,663.61,252.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kingdom Community WindGreen Mountain Power (100.00%)
Wind 160,9294,576,963.2728.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
WilderGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 151,5739,346,420.4561.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Vernon DamGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 142,3788,779,425.361.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Deerfield Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Wind 98,9062,813,845.7428.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
HarrimanGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 88,8565,479,106.5261.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sheffield WindFirst Wind O&M, LLC (100.00%)
Wind 61,4101,746,976.5128.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Coventry Clean Energy CorporationWashington Electric Coop (100.00%)
Landfill Gas 58,17031,144,420.82535.4No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Vermont is home to over 623,989 citizens and generates 185,936.03 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.3 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Vermont 15th highest in the United States for solar megawatt hours produced per capita.

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Vermont’s population has declined by 0.37% over the previous 12 months.

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Over 99.85% of Vermont ’s electricity production comes from renewable sources, ranking Vermont at 44th in the United States for total renewable electricity generation.

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Averaging production of 3.25 megawatt hours per Vermont resident per year, Vermont is 50th in production per capita in the United States.

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Wind produces 360,138 megawatt hours of electricity in Vermont. This equals roughly 0.58 megawatt hours per person in Vermont being produced from wind power, giving the state a rank of 22nd highest in the country in that category.

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There was a 10.72% rise in carbon dioxide emissions per capita over the last year in Vermont.

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Addison County36,7773 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.19.63$112.39/mo
Bennington County35,47012 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.65$100.75/mo
Caledonia County29,99315 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.19.13$102.51/mo
Chittenden County163,7745 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.69$102.19/mo
Essex County6,16312 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.52$104.73/mo
Franklin County49,4025 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.25$108.22/mo
Grand Isle County7,2352 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.19.58$110.58/mo
Lamoille County25,3629 providers118.54$101.21/mo
Orange County28,89213 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.20.68$108.56/mo
Orleans County27,0379 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.63$96.86/mo
Rutland County58,1918 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.19.55$113.84/mo
Washington County58,4097 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.20.00$105.26/mo
Windham County42,22213 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.27$95.00/mo
Windsor County55,06214 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.19.15$105.37/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 2,047,550,527.95 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases are emitted in Vermont due to electricity generation a year. This total also results in a ranking of 39th worst in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 3,281.39 kilograms of emissions capita. About 49.00% of electricity in the state of Vermont comes from generation using Conventional Hydroelectric. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (20.65%) and Wind (17.73%), these three fuel types make up 87.39% of the electricity generation in the state. Vermont has 103 power generation plants, which is the 33rd most in the nation and 2nd most when considering facilities per citizen.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
49.00%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
20.65%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
Wind
17.73%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
9.16%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
3.31%
OTHER
Other
0.19%

Net Metering

About 95.00% of the electric suppliers in Vermont offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Vermont has good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Vermont has 17 electricity companies who report energy loss during the transmission process. The average energy loss for these 17 providers is 4.08%. For comparison, the United States average energy loss is 2.72%. Vermont has a rank of 16th worst in the nation for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to stimulant home installs of solar, all a state needs to do is enact rebates for solar purchases and tax incentives. Vermont currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state offers no rebates to citizens who are installing private solar. Fortunately, Vermont offers a 100% tax exemption to citizens who wish to install private solar. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the install of solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enforced at the state level affect whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric providers to generate a percentage of their electricity using renewable energy. Vermont has taken great initiative to create an RPS plan of action that requires at least 25% of electricity generation to be fueled by renewable energy sources. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to help low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Vermont

What is the average electricity rate in Vermont?

Anything below the Vermont average of 19.19 cents per kilowatt hour would be a good rate. The rates in the state range from 11.72 cents to 23.16 cents per kilowatt hour, with Ludlow Electric currently having the lowest rates.

How much does electricity cost in Vermont?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity is 19.19 cents in Vermont in 2021.