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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 Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 residential 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 emissions, with over 2,047,550,527.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity use.

Residential 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 Coop23.16105.2559,67113,818,00060,32657,202,992.46
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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Burlington Wood/Wood Waste Solids 272,180388,465,504.71,427.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bellows Falls Conventional Hydroelectric 222,62413,727,619.2761.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ryegate Associates, LLCENGIE (100.00%)
Caledonia County 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%)
Lowell CDP Wind 160,9294,576,963.2728.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wilder CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 151,5739,346,420.4561.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 142,3788,779,425.361.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Deerfield Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Bennington County Wind 98,9062,813,845.7428.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 88,8565,479,106.5261.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Caledonia County Wind 61,4101,746,976.5128.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Coventry Clean Energy CorporationWashington Electric Coop (100.00%)
Coventry CDP 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 CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the last 12 months in the state of Vermont.

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Addison County36,77721219.60$112.42/mo
Bennington County35,4701419.63$115.50/mo
Caledonia County29,9936719.41$105.76/mo
Chittenden County163,77431919.54$113.03/mo
Essex County6,1633219.44$110.01/mo
Franklin County49,4024719.16$110.78/mo
Grand Isle County7,2351119.57$109.38/mo
Lamoille County25,3627518.84$104.28/mo
Orange County28,8922421.05$111.37/mo
Orleans County27,0374619.36$104.46/mo
Rutland County58,1911919.63$115.50/mo
Washington County58,4094720.49$110.35/mo
Windham County42,2222618.24$94.67/mo
Windsor County55,0622919.45$114.26/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 2,047,550,527.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Vermont due to electricity consumption. The state averages 3,281.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the state’s emission levels. The main fuel type utilized in Vermont is Conventional Hydroelectric. They produce 995,138.88 megawatt hours, or 49.00% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. Other fuel types used include Wood/Wood Waste Solids at 20.65% and Wind at 17.73%. There are 98 power generation plants in Vermont, which is the 33rd highest number of plants in a state in the US and equates to the 2nd highest number of power plants per person.

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Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
49.00%
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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
20.65%
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Wind
Wind
17.73%
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Solar
9.16%
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Landfill Gas
3.31%
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0.19%

Vermont Net Metering

About 94.12% 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

How many electric companies offer service in Vermont?

There are 17 electricity providers serving customers in Vermont.

How much does electricity cost in Vermont?

The average electricity rate in Vermont is 19.19 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Ludlow Electric, at 11.72 cents per kilowatt hour.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Vermont?

By total customer count, Green Mountain Power is the largest electricity supplier in Vermont.

Where does Vermont get its electricity?

The main fuel type used for electricity production in Vermont is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 49.00% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Wood/Wood Waste Solids and Wind, which account for 20.65% and 17.73% of total generation respectively.

What electricity companies offer service in Vermont?

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1Green Mountain Power268,474
2Vermont Electric Cooperative39,856
3Burlington Electric21,441
4Washington Electric Coop11,613
5Lyndonville Electric5,765
6Hardwick Electric4,433
7Stowe Electric4,264
8Morrisville Water and Light4,199
9Ludlow Electric3,756
10Swanton Electric3,723

Does Vermont have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Vermont has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.

What is the average electric bill in Vermont?

The Vermont average electricity bill is $110 so far in 2021.

How many power plants are located in Vermont?

Vermont has 98 electricity plants generating electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Vermont?

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1Ludlow Electric11.723,756
2Orleans, Vermont Electric Utility12.97665
3Swanton Electric13.013,723
4Northfield Electric13.791,868
5Lyndonville Electric15.455,765
6Burlington Electric15.6321,441
7Morrisville Water and Light15.724,199
8Enosburg Falls, Vermont Electric Utility16.061,762
9Jacksonville, Vermont Electric Utility16.90711
10Johnson, Vermont Electric Utility17.39977

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-12