Electricity In Vermont

  • Population623,989
  • Total Consumption5,407,205 MWh / 8.67 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption1,958,922,296 kg
  • Total Production2,177,579 MWh / 3.49 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$0.206/kWh$0.167/kWh$132.39/mo.$79.13/mo.
43rd19.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Vermont
16th$109.73Average 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 19.18 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average rate of 13.62 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. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in Vermont is $109.73 per month, while the US average is $121.91. The state emits 3,139.35 kilograms per capita of CO2 gases, ranking it the 39th worst polluting state per capita. Generating 3.49 megawatt hours per citizen living in the state, Vermont ranks as the 49th largest per capita generator of electricity in the nation. Residents living in the state use roughly 148.31% more electricity than is generated.

Residential Electricity Providers in Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED19.52113.91,570,037306,432,000542,957.53
Vermont Electric CooperativeBUNDLED19.59108.2233,17645,683,873
Burlington ElectricBUNDLED15.9867.9989,18814,256,000168,123
Washington Electric CoopBUNDLED23.34114.6965,08415,193,00060,326
Lyndonville ElectricBUNDLED16.4681.7729,445.384,847,280.152,596
Swanton ElectricBUNDLED13.0286.6826,393.723,435,523.2840,775
Hardwick ElectricBUNDLED18.1086.7524,204.454,380,436.02
Stowe ElectricBUNDLED19.18105.3422,612.444,337,050.781,271
Morrisville Water and LightBUNDLED15.5878.7221,881.873,409,127.976,003
Ludlow ElectricBUNDLED11.8754.6717,133.692,033,659.5

Power Plants in Vermont

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burlington Wood/Wood Waste Solids 285,326401,569,202.31,407.4
Bellows Falls Conventional Hydroelectric 222,624
Ryegate Associates, LLCENGIE (100.00%)
Caledonia County Wood/Wood Waste Solids 161,519202,328,663.61,252.66
Kingdom Community WindGreen Mountain Power (100.00%)
Lowell CDP Wind 160,075
Wilder CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 151,573
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 142,378
Deerfield Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Bennington County Wind 98,099
Windham County Conventional Hydroelectric 88,856
Caledonia County Wind 61,467
Coventry Clean Energy CorporationWashington Electric Coop (100.00%)
Coventry CDP Landfill Gas 58,17031,144,420.82535.4

Quick Facts

Wind turbines produce 0.57 megawatt hours per year per person for Vermont citizens, which is 22nd highest in the country.

As the 51st largest producer of electricity in the US, electricity plants in Vermont produce 2,177,578.9 megawatt hours of electricity.

As the 52nd highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Vermont produces 0.01 megawatt hours per person each year.

With 177,221.57 megawatt hours produced using solar, Vermont is the 35th ranked state for total solar power production.

Vermont ranks 19th in the United States for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.28 megawatt hours produced per person each year.

Many states work to inhibit the burning of non-renewable fuel sources, Vermont’s use of these fuels for electricity production has actually risen by 71.63% over the previous 12 months.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Addison County36,77721219.55$111.04/mo
Bennington County35,4701419.52$113.90/mo
Caledonia County29,9936719.56$105.58/mo
Chittenden County163,77432219.47$111.57/mo
Essex County6,1633219.46$108.66/mo
Franklin County49,4024719.17$109.76/mo
Grand Isle County7,2351119.59$108.20/mo
Lamoille County25,3627518.95$103.12/mo
Orange County28,8922521.06$114.22/mo
Orleans County27,0374619.38$103.55/mo
Rutland County58,19111019.52$113.90/mo
Washington County58,4094720.48$112.00/mo
Windham County42,2222718.25$94.19/mo
Windsor County55,0622919.35$112.57/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 1,958,922,295.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Vermont due to electricity consumption. The state averages 3,139.35 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 1,094,736.23 megawatt hours, or 50.27% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel source. Other fuel types used include Wood/Wood Waste Solids at 21.83% and Wind at 16.28%. There are 104 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.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
50.27%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
21.83%
WIND
Wind
Wind
16.28%
SOLAR
Solar
8.14%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
3.17%
OTHER
Other
0.26%

Vermont Net Metering

About 100.00% 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 4 electricity companies who report energy loss during the transmission process. The average energy loss for these 4 providers is 4.15%. For comparison, the United States average energy loss is 2.76%. Vermont has a rank of 12th best 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.

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 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 19.18 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Ludlow Electric, at 11.87 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 50.27% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Wood/Wood Waste Solids and Wind, which account for 21.83% and 16.28% of total generation respectively.

What electricity companies offer service in Vermont?

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 2022.

How many power plants are located in Vermont?

Vermont has 104 electricity plants generating electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Vermont?

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-13