Washington County, Vermont Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Washington County, Vermont Electricity Overview

With total production of 44,425 megawatt hours, Washington County is ranked 10th largest producer of electricity out of 14 counties in Vermont for total generation.

While most counties work to decrease non-renewable fuel types, Washington County's burning of non-renewable fuels in their electricity generation facilities has increased by 446.90% over the course of the last 12 months.

The usage of renewable fuel types for electricity generation has gone down by 33.12% in Washington County during the previous 12 months.

Washington County's ability to provide 35,713 megawatts of electricity from the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 352nd highest hydroelectric energy producing county in the nation out of 3221 counties.

Washington County has emissions of 2,397.68 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 2485th worst polluting county in the United States by per capita pollution.

Washington County is 12th out of 14 counties in Vermont for renewable electricity production per capita, at 0.71 megawatt hours per person each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    508,533 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.5 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    44,425 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    42,396 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,029 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.74 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    143,398,220 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,397.68 kg

Barre, VT Electricity Overview

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Barre's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 19.83 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 1.49% above the state's average rate of 19.53 cents. Consumers in the city have 1.97 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting about 270 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. The largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Green Mountain Power.

Barre has zero electricity plants. About 2,499.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen are released in the city due to electricity use, making them the 144th worst polluter in the state out of 180 cities. At 2,499.49 kilograms per person and 8,491 residents in the city, the city emits 21,223,200.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Barre

Barre 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 Barre
61st$116.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Barre Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Barre, Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED19.83116.221,581,906313,626,000

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Montpelier, VT Electricity Overview

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Montpelier's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 20.19 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 3.34% above the state's average rate of 19.53 cents. The city deals with an average of 1.97 power outages per customer per year. These outages last an average of 270 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage. More electricity is consumed in Montpelier than generated, with electricity usage totaling 3739.24% of production.

For the purpose of electricity production, Montpelier's top fuel type is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 100.00%, or 1,836 megawatt hours of generation in the city. Approximately 19,641,205.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in the city because of electricity use. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 2,432.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 168th highest polluting city in the state when calculating by CO2 emissions per capita. Montpelier has one electricity generation plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Montpelier

Montpelier 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.
175th20.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Montpelier
58th$116.06Average residential monthly electricity bill for Montpelier Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Montpelier, Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Green Mountain PowerBUNDLED19.83116.221,581,906313,626,000
Washington Electric CoopBUNDLED23.34114.691,83665,08415,193,000

Northfield CDP, VT Electricity Overview

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Northfield CDP's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 13.82 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully, 29.28% below the state's average rate of 19.53 cents. Northfield Electric is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. Residents in the city pay an average monthly residential electricity bill of $67.93. This is 45.16% lower than the nationwide average of $123.86.

Northfield CDP has zero electricity plants. About 2,499.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen are released in the city due to electricity use, making them the 11th worst polluter in the state out of 180 cities. At 2,499.49 kilograms per person and 3,757 residents in the city, the city emits 9,390,597.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Northfield CDP

Northfield CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.138/kWh$72.83/mo.$67.93/mo.
7th13.82¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Northfield CDP
3rd$67.93Average residential monthly electricity bill for Northfield CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Northfield CDP, Vermont

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northfield ElectricBUNDLED13.8267.939,517.271,314,868.88

Electricity Production in Washington County, Vermont

Power Plants in Washington County, Vermont

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Washington County VT Conventional Hydroelectric 10,626
Washington County VT Conventional Hydroelectric 8,590
Washington County VT Conventional Hydroelectric 8,457
MoretownEPP Renewable Energy (100.00%)
Washington County VT Landfill Gas 6,6834,086,609.81611.49
Washington County VT Conventional Hydroelectric 6,204
Washington County VT Kerosene 2,0292,883,468.81,421.13
Wrightsville Hydro PlantWashington Electric Coop (100.00%)
Montpelier VT Conventional Hydroelectric 1,836

Washington County, Vermont Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Washington County's top fuel consumed for electricity production is Conventional Hydroelectric. The county generates 80.39% of the total production in the county from this fuel type. Landfill Gas and Kerosene are the second and third most used fuels for electricity generation. Landfill Gas makes up 15.04% of electricity generation and Kerosene accounts for 4.57% of total production in the county. The county has the 295th most electricity generation plants of any county in the nation, with 7 total power plants. Washington County is the 2nd worst ranked county in the state out of 14 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the county releasing 143,398,220.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total equates to 2,397.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which ranks the county 2485th worst in the US for pollution per capita.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
80.39%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
15.04%
KEROSENE
Kerosene
4.57%

Washington County, Vermont Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electric suppliers in Washington County offer net metering to their consumers. Some net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and Vermont has decent laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Washington County who report energy loss data had an average of 3.43% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Washington County having a rank of 607th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Washington County:

  • Barre, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 100.00%
  • Marshfield, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 50.00%
    • Washington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Montpelier, Vermont:
    • Washington Electric Coop: 10.25%
    • Green Mountain Power: 89.75%
  • Waterbury, Vermont:
    • Green Mountain Power: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

Washington County, Vermont has 7 active power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Washington County, Vermont?

The largest electricity company in Washington County, Vermont by total customer count is Green Mountain Power.

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

Washington County, Vermont has 4 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Washington County, Vermont?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Green Mountain Power16,447
2Washington Electric Coop4,442
3Northfield Electric1,860
4Hardwick Electric866

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-30