WattBuy’s Guide to

Electricity in
Wilmington

Delaware

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The State of Electricity in Wilmington

Here's the average monthly bill, usage, and carbon footprint of residents in Wilmington

Average monthly bill

January

$165

February

$142

March

$133

April

$123

May

$110lowest

June

$160

July

$262highest

August

$229

September

$155

October

$115

November

$131

December

$156

Carbon Emissions

1,088 lbs CO₂

Monthly Usage

1,006 kWh

Where does Wilmington’s electricity come from?

Wilmington's energy comes from Natural Gas, Coal, Solar, and Petroleum. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 88% of Wilmington's energy. Coal is the second largest source, making up 5%. Solar provides 5% of the energy in Wilmington. Petroleum provides 2% of the energy in Wilmington.

88%

Natural Gas

5%

Coal

5%

Solar

2%

Petroleum

Solar energy in Wilmington

The state of solar in Wilmington

Solar power is on the rise, helping homeowners save on their electricity bills and power their homes sustainably.

436 kWh

Energy generated by average sized system

$17,494

Average system cost

(after federal incentive)

10 years

Payback period

Learn More about solar
Net Metering Available

Get paid for the extra solar you produce

Net metering policies in Wilmington can help solar panel owners save money and reduce their carbon footprint. When your solar panels generate more electricity than you use, you can send the excess back to the grid and receive credit on your next bill. Just something to keep in mind when considering solar panels.

Electricity Providers in Wilmington

There are a variety of electricity plans available to residents of Wilmington. The following companies provide electricity plans in the city:

Utilities in Wilmington

Delmarva Power and Light - Delaware

Delmarva Power and Light - Delaware Rates

Delmarva Power and Light - Delaware has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential ServiceFixed
Residential TOU Non-Demand ServiceTOU1¢ to 7¢
Residential ServiceFixed11¢ to 11¢
Residential TOU Non-Demand ServiceTOU5¢ to 17¢

Delmarva Power and Light - Delaware Electricity Plans in Wilmington

The price to compare for Delmarva Power and Light - Delaware is 10.33¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,006 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 9

cheapestcheapest <12 months
9.19¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapest 12 months
9.49¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
9.99¢18 monthsChoose Plan
Spark Energy

Secure 12

10.29¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Go Green Lights 24

cheapest renewable
11.99¢24 monthsChoose Plan

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