Chittenden County, VT: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

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Chittenden County, Vermont Electricity Overview

Chittenden County is the 411th largest county in the nation.

Chittenden County generates 0.01 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 1062nd highest county in the country for non-renewable generation per capita.

Burlington Electric is the largest electricity company in Chittenden County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

There was a 12.98% drop in CO2 emissions per capita within the preceding 12 months in Chittenden County.

Chittenden County uses 223.06% more megawatt hours than it generates.

As the 2nd largest producer of electricity in Vermont out of 14 counties, Chittenden County generates 434,044 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,402,229 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.28 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    434,044 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    431,606 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,438 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.56 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    492,652,010 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,909.92 kg

Burlington, VT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 18.82 cents per kilowatt hour for customers in Burlington, which is 9.18% below the average state price of 20.72 cents and 18.02% above the nationwide average of 15.95 cents. With an estimated 21,532 total residential customers, Burlington Electric is the largest vendor in the city. Production from renewable fuels comes to 4.53 megawatt hours produced per resident.

In Burlington, Wood/Wood Waste Solids is 99.68% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Distillate Fuel Oil and Natural Gas make up 0.18% and 0.14% of electricity generation, respectively. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 316,060,736.09 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 7,070.24 kilograms of emissions per capita. Burlington has 2 power producing plants, which is the 3rd 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$0.200/kWh$0.156/kWh$111.57/mo.$58.89/mo.
20th18.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Burlington
17th$87.81Average 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 ElectricBUNDLED17.9073.59101,69287,316.7415,632,605
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED20.91120.2462,827.71,558,216325,828,000

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

South Burlington, VT Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 20.91 cents per kilowatt hour for customers in South Burlington, which is 0.91% above the average state price of 20.72 cents and 31.13% above the nationwide average of 15.95. With an estimated 1,413 total residential customers, Green Mountain Power is the largest vendor in the city. The city produces 0.33 megawatt hours per resident from solar, which is 5th out of 180 cities in Vermont.

South Burlington is home to 3 power plants, which is the highest for a city in Vermont. The city's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 32,450,171.79 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 1,619.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation the city is the 168th highest polluting city in the state. In South Burlington, Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 62.63% 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$0.225/kWh$0.163/kWh$156.37/mo.$74.78/mo.
28th20.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of South Burlington
61st$120.24Average 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 PowerBUNDLED20.91120.2411,1551,558,216325,828,000

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 20.91 cents per kilowatt hour for customers in Essex Junction, which is 0.91% above the average state price of 20.72 cents and 31.13% above the nationwide average of 15.95. The city has seen a 89.97% drop in non-renewable fuel type use for electricity production purposes. The power grid in the city deals with an average of 1.97 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting around 280.8 minutes. The US averages for outages and outage time frames are 1.27 outages a year and 137.24 minutes per outage.

In Essex Junction, Conventional Hydroelectric is 93.34% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 6.60% and 0.06% of electricity generation, respectively. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 7,454,791.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 14th largest amount in the state out of 180 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 174th highest in Vermont in emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 711.81 kilograms of emissions per capita. Essex Junction has 2 power producing plants, which is the 3rd 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$0.225/kWh$0.163/kWh$156.37/mo.$74.78/mo.
28th20.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Essex Junction
61st$120.24Average 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 PowerBUNDLED20.91120.2449,8671,558,216325,828,000

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 202,670278,954,839.11,376.4
Essex Junction VT Conventional Hydroelectric 49,867151,721.983.04
Milton CDP VT Conventional Hydroelectric 35,300
Chittenden County VT Conventional Hydroelectric 26,099
Chace Mill Winooski OneBurlington Electric (100.00%)
Winooski VT Conventional Hydroelectric 25,360
Georgia Mountain Community Wind FarmGreenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Wind 24,711
Milton CDP VT Conventional Hydroelectric 14,707
South Burlington VT Conventional Hydroelectric 11,155
GMP Solar/Storage-Milton HybridGMP VT Microgrid LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 8,367
GMP Solar/Storage-Essex HybridGMP VT Microgrid LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 7,784
GMP Solar - WillistonGMP VT Solar LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 6,777
Whitcomb Solar FarmERWR Whitcomb Farm Solar LLC (100.00%)
Essex Junction VT Solar 3,525
Claire Solar FarmClaire Solar Partners LLC (100.00%)
South Burlington VT Solar 3,455
Chittenden County Solar PartnersChittenden County Solar Partners LLC (100.00%)
South Burlington VT Solar 3,200
Limerick Road Solar FarmLimerick Road Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 3,114
Charlotte Solar LLC VTEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 2,970
GMP Solar - RichmondGMP VT Solar LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 2,768
VEC Magee Hill SolarSoCore 2016 ProjectCo-W1 LLC (100.00%)
Chittenden County VT Solar 1,808
Chittenden County VT Distillate Fuel Oil 3881,044,199.892,691.24
Burlington VT Distillate Fuel Oil 357487,021.641,364.21

Chittenden County, Vermont Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Chittenden County, Wood/Wood Waste Solids is 46.63% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Conventional Hydroelectric and Solar make up 37.43% and 9.69% of electricity generation, respectively. Electricity use in the county results in the release of 492,652,009.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 631st largest amount in the nation out of 3230 counties. Additionally, the county ranks 2nd worst in the state in pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 2,909.92 kilograms of emissions per capita. Chittenden County has the 73rd highest power generation plants of any county in the country, with 21 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
46.63%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
37.43%
SOLAR
Solar
9.69%
WIND
Wind
5.69%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
0.32%
OTHER
Other
0.25%

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 3.91%. This includes data from 3 providers, including Burlington Electric, Green Mountain Power, and Vermont Electric Cooperative. The national average is 2.87%, resulting in Chittenden County having a rank of 865th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Chittenden County, Vermont

Providers In Each City in Chittenden County:

  • Burlington, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 30.50%
    • Burlington Electric: 69.50%
  • 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 Electric21,630
2Green Mountain Power20,162
3Vermont Electric Cooperative3,456

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

There are 21 active electricity plants in Chittenden County, Vermont

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