Vermont Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Vermont

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Vermont

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    2,126,218 MWh / 3.29 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    5,359,284 MWh / 8.28 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    2,119,973 MWh / 3.28 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    1,632,288,876 kg / 2,522.61 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    3,337 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$0.221/kWh$0.167/kWh$145.72/mo.$79.13/mo.
42nd20.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Vermont
18th$117.13Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vermont Residents

Vermont Electricity Fuel Mix

Vermont's Electricity Prices and Usage

Vermont has an average electric rate of 20.72 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 29.95% higher than the US average rate of 15.95 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. Customers living in the state average a per capita consumption rate of 8.28 megawatt hours of electricity per year. In the state of Vermont, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has declined by 1.58% within the last 12 months. The state is ranked as the 52nd largest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling 5,359,283.74 megawatt hours. The power grid in the state is faced with an average of 1.97 outages per consumer a year, with outages lasting roughly 280.8 minutes each. The countrywide average for outages and outage time frames are 1.27 outages and 137.24 minutes.

Residential Electricity Providers in Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED20.91120.241,558,216325,828,000541,840.7
Vermont Electric CooperativeBUNDLED21.27117.89237,165.9550,447,690
Burlington ElectricBUNDLED17.9073.5987,316.7415,632,605127,052
Washington Electric CoopBUNDLED24.45115.363,55615,539,00049,443
Lyndonville ElectricBUNDLED16.1785.9331,747.65,134,935.761,743
Swanton ElectricBUNDLED13.1183.8625,728.683,372,986.4547,990
Stowe ElectricBUNDLED20.98123.6825,158.735,279,251.951,263
Hardwick ElectricBUNDLED20.8298.8224,741.95,150,045.51
Morrisville Water and LightBUNDLED15.3473.622,103.73,390,758.843,345
Ludlow ElectricBUNDLED12.2161.218,579.442,269,206.88

Commercial Electricity Providers in Vermont

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED18.19466.011,444,705262,736,000541,840.7
Burlington ElectricBUNDLED16.82592.16165,51227,838,732127,052
Vermont Electric CooperativeBUNDLED16.77357.64127,822.8921,441,882
Stowe ElectricBUNDLED16.73695.8644,668.187,473,520.71,263
Swanton ElectricBUNDLED12.64633.7526,654.323,369,013.5547,990
Ludlow ElectricBUNDLED14.66352.2220,701.93,034,722.45
Morrisville Water and LightBUNDLED15.39337.2718,333.072,820,926.473,345
Lyndonville ElectricBUNDLED15.92175.3612,083.531,923,301.811,743
Washington Electric CoopBUNDLED23.02154.975,4681,259,00049,443
Hardwick ElectricBUNDLED21.42227.275,207.341,115,442.1

Power Plants in Vermont

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 222,511
Burlington Wood/Wood Waste Solids 202,670278,954,839.11,376.4
Kingdom Community WindGreen Mountain Power (100.00%)
Orleans County Wind 163,484
Wilder CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 145,056
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 140,146
Ryegate Associates, LLCENGIE (100.00%)
Caledonia County Wood/Wood Waste Solids 137,183194,365,981.61,416.84
Deerfield Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Bennington County Wind 92,998
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 80,645
Sheldon Springs HydroelectricEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Franklin County Conventional Hydroelectric 71,395
Caledonia County Wind 61,388

Quick Facts

Vermont is 43rd in the national rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 2,119,973.37 megawatt hours generated from renewable fuels.

Vermont ranks 39th in the nation in solar power generation, with 196,435.47 megawatt hours produced from solar power.

Vermont has decreased CO2 pollution from electricity use by -81,823,407.6 kilograms (14.95%) over the most recent year.

Vermont is home to over 647,064 residents and produces 196,435.47 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.3 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Vermont 19th highest in the nation for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

More people call Vermont home now than a year ago, as the state's population has increased by 0.23% during that time period.

Vermont had a 15.14% decline in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the past year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Addison County37,30621220.91$120.21/mo
Bennington County37,2351520.91$120.24/mo
Caledonia County30,4026820.52$108.18/mo
Chittenden County169,30132120.96$118.78/mo
Essex County5,9723220.96$117.31/mo
Franklin County49,7524719.98$115.95/mo
Grand Isle County7,2492121.26$117.95/mo
Lamoille County25,9207620.03$108.90/mo
Orange County29,2862522.41$118.15/mo
Orleans County27,3174620.90$111.72/mo
Rutland County60,66211020.91$120.24/mo
Washington County59,6094722.16$116.03/mo
Windham County45,8112620.79$118.89/mo
Windsor County57,5932920.75$119.13/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 1,192,640.18 megawatt hours, or 56.09% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. When taken together with Wind (16.58%) and Wood/Wood Waste Solids (15.13%), the three fuel types account for 87.80% of the production in the state. The state's electricity consumption levels result in CO2 emissions totaling 1,632,288,876.15 kilograms, which is the 52nd highest of any state in the nation. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the state, which amounts to 2,522.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year from electricity use. Using this measurement the state is the 42nd highest polluting state in the US. There are 111 power plants in Vermont, which is the 34th 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 4.14%. The US average for energy loss is 2.87%, which earns a rank of 38th 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 56.09% of generation. Wind and Wood/Wood Waste Solids also account for 16.58% and 15.13% respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Vermont?

Anything below the Vermont average of 20.72 cents per kilowatt hour is a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 12.21 cents to 24.45 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 111 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 2024 is $117 while the US average is $138.

What power companies are in Vermont?

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2023-12-06