Chittenden County, Vermont Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Chittenden County, Vermont Electricity Overview

Chittenden County is the 401st largest county in the nation.

Averaging generation of 2.82 megawatt hours per citizen per year, Chittenden County is 7 out of 14 counties in production per capita in the state.

Chittenden County is ranked 758th out of 3221 counties in the nation for renewable electricity production per capita, at 2.81 megawatt hours per person each year.

Throughout the past year, there has been a 12374.21% decrease in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production in Chittenden County.

The largest electricity supplier in Chittenden County by megawatt hours sold is Burlington Electric.

Chittenden County has the 2nd largest electricity generation in the state out of 14 counties, producing 475,021 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,431,234 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.5 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    475,021 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    472,711 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,310 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.82 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    667,904,644 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,967.99 kg

Burlington, VT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 17.53 cents per kilowatt hour for customers in Burlington, which is 10.25% below the average state price of 19.53 cents and 25.30% above the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. With an estimated 21,349 total residential customers, Burlington Electric is the largest vendor in the city. Production from renewable fuels comes to 6.2 megawatt hours produced per resident.

In Burlington, Wood/Wood Waste Solids is 99.62% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Natural Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 0.24% and 0.13% of electricity generation, respectively. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 416,217,928.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the largest amount in the state out of 180 cities. Additionally, the city ranks highest in Vermont in emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 9,302.41 kilograms of emissions per capita. Burlington has 2 power producing plants, which is the 2nd most for a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Burlington

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.156/kWh$111.57/mo.$58.89/mo.
18th17.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Burlington
14th$84.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Burlington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Burlington, Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Burlington ElectricBUNDLED16.5370.82139,44789,64214,814,622
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED19.83116.2286,224.641,581,906313,626,000

Zips with electric coverage in Burlington, Vermont include: 05401, 05403, 05408, 05405

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South Burlington, VT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 19.83 cents per kilowatt hour for customers in South Burlington, which is 1.49% above the average state price of 19.53 cents and 41.69% above the nationwide average of 13.99. Selling an estimated 21,452.31 megawatt hours, Green Mountain Power is the largest electricity provider in the city. There is 872.12% more electricity used in South Burlington than is generated, forcing them to purchase electricity from neighboring cities and counties.

South Burlington is home to 4 power plants, which is the highest for a city in Vermont. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 45,502,268.17 kilograms, which is 2nd highest in Vermont out of 180 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 2,242.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation the city is the 171st highest polluting city in the state. In South Burlington, Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 60.09% of the fuel utilized in electricity production.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Burlington

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.211/kWh$0.163/kWh$156.37/mo.$74.78/mo.
54th19.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of South Burlington
61st$116.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for South Burlington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in South Burlington, Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED19.83116.2210,6651,581,906313,626,000

Zips with electric coverage in South Burlington, Vermont include: 05401, 05403, 05408, 05482

Essex Junction, VT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 19.83 cents per kilowatt hour for customers in Essex Junction, which is 1.49% above the average state price of 19.53 cents and 41.69% above the nationwide average of 13.99. Green Mountain Power has an estimated 217 total residential customers, which is more than any other electricity supplier in the city. The electricity grid in the city is faced with an average of 1.97 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting around 270 minutes each. The countrywide averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages a year and 122.99 minutes a outage.

In Essex Junction, Conventional Hydroelectric is 91.21% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 8.11% and 0.68% of electricity generation, respectively. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 14,589,531.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 12th largest amount in the state out of 180 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 175th highest in Vermont in emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 1,377.67 kilograms of emissions per capita. Essex Junction has 2 power producing plants, which is the 2nd most for a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Essex Junction

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.211/kWh$0.163/kWh$156.37/mo.$74.78/mo.
54th19.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Essex Junction
61st$116.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Essex Junction Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Essex Junction, Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED19.83116.2237,8171,581,906313,626,000

Electricity Production in Chittenden County, Vermont

Power Plants in Chittenden County, Vermont

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burlington VT Wood/Wood Waste Solids 278,144385,737,781.941,386.83
Essex Junction VT Conventional Hydroelectric 37,817217,433.615.75
Milton CDP VT Conventional Hydroelectric 26,755
Georgia Mountain Community Wind FarmGreenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Wind 24,916
Chace Mill Winooski OneBurlington Electric (100.00%)
Winooski VT Conventional Hydroelectric 24,789
Chittenden County VT Conventional Hydroelectric 17,028
Milton CDP VT Conventional Hydroelectric 12,186
South Burlington VT Conventional Hydroelectric 10,665
GMP Solar/Storage-Milton HybridGMP VT Microgrid LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 7,735
GMP Solar/Storage-Essex HybridGMP VT Microgrid LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 7,147
GMP Solar - WillistonGMP VT Solar LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 6,803
Whitcomb Solar FarmERWR Whitcomb Farm Solar LLC (100.00%)
Essex Junction VT Solar 3,337
Limerick Road Solar FarmLimerick Road Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 3,243
Claire Solar FarmClaire Solar Partners LLC (100.00%)
South Burlington VT Solar 3,211
Chittenden County Solar PartnersChittenden County Solar Partners LLC (100.00%)
South Burlington VT Solar 2,991
Charlotte Solar LLC VTEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 2,794
GMP Solar - RichmondGMP VT Solar LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 2,760
VEC Magee Hill SolarSoCore 2016 ProjectCo-W1 LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 1,619
158th Fighter Wing Solar Farm158th Fighter Wing (100.00%)
South Burlington VT Solar 882
Burlington VT Distillate Fuel Oil 375518,136.51,381.7

Chittenden County, Vermont Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Chittenden County, Wood/Wood Waste Solids is 58.41% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Conventional Hydroelectric and Solar make up 27.15% and 8.71% of electricity generation, respectively. Electricity use in the county results in the release of 667,904,643.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 506th largest amount in the nation out of 3221 counties. Additionally, the county ranks worst in the state in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 3,967.99 kilograms of emissions per capita. Chittenden County has the 50th highest power generation plants of any county in the country, with 22 total plants.

WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
58.41%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
27.15%
SOLAR
Solar
8.71%
WIND
Wind
5.25%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
0.17%
OTHER
Other
0.31%

Chittenden County, Vermont Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electric companies in Chittenden County offer net metering to their consumers. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Chittenden County is 3.77%. This includes data from 3 providers, including Burlington Electric, Green Mountain Power, and Vermont Electric Cooperative. The national average is 2.76%, resulting in Chittenden County having a rank of 834th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Chittenden County, Vermont

Providers In Each City in Chittenden County:

  • Burlington, Vermont:
    • Burlington Electric: 69.50%
    • Green Mountain Power: 30.50%
  • Essex Junction, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 100.00%
  • Jericho, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 97.40%
    • Vermont Electric Cooperative: 2.60%
  • South Burlington, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 100.00%
  • Winooski, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Chittenden County, Vermont?

By total megawatt hours sold, Burlington Electric is the largest electricity provider in Chittenden County, Vermont.

How many electric companies offer service in Chittenden County, Vermont?

There are 3 electricity suppliers offering service in Chittenden County, Vermont.

What electricity companies offer service in Chittenden County, Vermont?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Burlington Electric21,446
2Green Mountain Power19,979
3Vermont Electric Cooperative3,412

How many power plants are located within Chittenden County, Vermont?

There are 22 active electricity plants in Chittenden County, Vermont

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01