WattBuy’s Guide to

Electricity in
Maryland

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The State of Electricity in Maryland

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

Average monthly bill

January

$139

February

$141

March

$127

April

$115lowest

May

$128

June

$209

July

$312highest

August

$270

September

$155

October

$141

November

$143

December

$143

Carbon Emissions

524 lbs CO₂

Monthly Usage

913 kWh

Where does Maryland’s electricity come from?

Maryland's energy comes from Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar, Hydroelectric, Coal, and Wind. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 48% of Maryland's energy. Nuclear is the second largest source, making up 42%. Solar provides 6% of the energy in Maryland. Hydroelectric provides 3% of the energy in Maryland. Coal provides 1% of the energy in Maryland. Wind provides 1% of the energy in Maryland.

48%

Natural Gas

42%

Nuclear

6%

Solar

3%

Hydroelectric

1%

Coal

1%

Wind

Solar energy in Maryland

The state of solar in Maryland

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

672 kWh

Energy generated by average sized system

$16,003

Average system cost

(after federal incentive)

10 years

Payback period

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Net Metering Available

Get paid for the extra solar you produce

Net metering policies in Maryland 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 Maryland

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

Utilities in Maryland

Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLCAmbit Energy, L.P.American PowerNetBaltimore Gas and ElectricBerlin Town ofBlue Star Energy ServicesCECG Maine, LLCChoptank Electric Coop, IncCommerce Energy, Inc.Consolidated Edison Sol IncConstellation NewEnergy, IncConstllation Enrgy CommoditiesDelmarva Power and Light - MarylandDirect Energy ServicesDominion Retail IncEaston Utilities CommEnergy Plus Holdings LLCFirst Energy Solutions Corp.GEXA Corp.Gateway Energy Services CorporationGlacial Energy HoldingsHagerstown Light DepartmentHess Retail Natural Gas and Elec. Acctg.Integrys Energy Services, Inc.Liberty Power Corp.Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLCPEPCO Energy ServicesPepco - MarylandPotomac Edison - MarylandSMECOSpark Energy, LPStrategic Energy LLCSuez Energy Resources North AmericaThurmont Municipal Light CoTown of WilliamsportUGI Energy Services, Inc.Washington Gas Energy Services

Berlin Town of Rates

Berlin Town of has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Classification #1 Residential ServiceFixed8¢ to 10¢

Delmarva Power and Light - Maryland Rates

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

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
RESIDENTIAL TIME OF USE NON-DEMAND "R-TOU-ND"TOU7¢ to 14¢
RESIDENTIAL "R"Fixed7¢ to 7¢
RESIDENTIAL TIME OF USE PILOT PROGRAM "R-TOU-P"TOU10¢ to 44¢
RESIDENTIAL "R"Fixed16¢ to 17¢
Residential TOU Non-Demand ServiceTOU5¢ to 17¢
Residential ServiceFixed11¢ to 11¢
Residential TOU Non-Demand ServiceTOU1¢ to 7¢
Residential ServiceFixed
RESIDENTIAL TIME OF USE NON-DEMAND "R-TOU-ND"TOU16¢ to 24¢
RESIDENTIAL TIME OF USE PILOT PROGRAM "R-TOU-P"TOU3¢ to 22¢

Thurmont Municipal Light Co Rates

Thurmont Municipal Light Co has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE - ALL ELECTRICFixed
RESIDENTIAL SERVICEFixed

Baltimore Gas and Electric Rates

Baltimore Gas and Electric has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential Optional Time of Use (Schedule RL)Fixed5¢ to 5¢
Residential Service (Schedule R)Fixed
Residential Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use (Schedule EV)TOU9¢ to 25¢
Residential Delivery and Energy Time of Use (Schedule RD)TOU3¢ to 10¢
Residential Optional Time of Use (Schedule RL)TOU11¢ to 17¢
Residential Delivery and Energy Time of Use (Schedule RD)TOU9¢ to 32¢
Residential Service (Schedule R)Fixed14¢

Potomac Edison - Maryland Rates

Potomac Edison - Maryland has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Schedule R Residential ServiceFixed11¢ to 11¢
Schedule R Residential ServiceFixed

Easton Utilities Comm Rates

Easton Utilities Comm has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Schedule-R RESIDENTIAL RATEFixed3¢ to 4¢

Choptank Electric Coop, Inc Rates

Choptank Electric Coop, Inc has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
ResidentialFixed12¢

SMECO Rates

SMECO has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential ServiceFixed13¢ to 13¢
Residential ServiceFixed

Pepco - Maryland Rates

Pepco - Maryland has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential, Standard Offer Service (Schedule R)Fixed15¢ to 19¢
Residential Time Metered (Schedule R-TM)TOU5¢ to 6¢
RESIDENTIAL TIME-OF-USE PILOT PROGRAM R-TOU-PTOU10¢ to 46¢
Residential (Schedule R)Fixed5¢ to 9¢
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE - WITH PLUG-IN VEHICLE CHARGING SCHEDULE "R-PIV"TOU5¢ to 9¢
RESIDENTIAL TIME-OF-USE PILOT PROGRAM R-TOU-PTOU3¢ to 25¢
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE - WITH PLUG-IN VEHICLE CHARGING SCHEDULE "R-PIV"TOU12¢ to 25¢
PLUG-IN VEHICLE CHARGING - SCHEDULE "PIV" (Closed to new customers)TOU9¢ to 19¢
Residential Time Metered, Standard Offer Service (Schedule R-TM)TOU17¢ to 18¢

Hagerstown Light Department Rates

Hagerstown Light Department has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Schedule R-NM Residential Net MeteringFixed
Schedule R- RESIDENTIAL SERVICEFixed

Town of Williamsport Rates

Town of Williamsport has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential Service All-ElectricFixed9¢ to 15¢

Baltimore Gas and Electric Electricity Plans in Maryland

The price to compare for Baltimore Gas and Electric is 9.98¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 913 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapestcheapest 12 months
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10.59¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapestcheapest 13+ months
10.59¢18 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 10

cheapestcheapest <12 months
10.59¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 10

10.79¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 21

11.49¢21 monthsChoose Plan
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Delmarva Power and Light - Maryland Electricity Plans in Maryland

The price to compare for Delmarva Power and Light - Maryland is 10.17¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 913 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 10

cheapestcheapest <12 months
10.19¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapest 12 months
10.59¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 10

10.59¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 21

cheapest 13+ months
10.69¢21 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

10.79¢18 monthsChoose Plan

Pepco - Maryland Electricity Plans in Maryland

The price to compare for Pepco - Maryland is 9.44¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 913 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 10

cheapestcheapest <12 months
10.79¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapestcheapest 12 months
10.79¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 10

cheapest
10.79¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
10.89¢18 monthsChoose Plan
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 21

11.29¢21 monthsChoose Plan

Potomac Edison - Maryland Electricity Plans in Maryland

The price to compare for Potomac Edison - Maryland is 9.33¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 913 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 10

cheapestcheapest <12 months
8.59¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapest 12 months
8.79¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
8.99¢18 monthsChoose Plan
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 10

9.27¢10 monthsChoose Plan
Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 21

9.58¢21 monthsChoose Plan

SMECO Electricity Plans in Maryland

The price to compare for SMECO is 8.19¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 913 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care 12

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 12 months
11.68¢12 monthsChoose Plan
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The Deregulation of Maryland’s Power Grid

After the Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act passed in 1999, deregulation in Maryland began. Under the legislation, consumers were granted the power to choose their electric provider.

Prior to this competitive market, electricity prices were fully regulated by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) and utilities owned electricity generation, distribution, and retail supply. Now, with deregulation, utilities no longer own generation or have an exclusive hold on the supply of electricity.

This provides opportunities for customers to shop for their electricity from electric suppliers, who must compete for their business. According to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC), about 21% of residents were served by competitive electric suppliers in December 2016.

Renewable Power in Maryland

To promote renewable energy, the Maryland state government established Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in 2004. This legislation aimed to increase the amount of energy produced by renewable sources to 25 percent by 2020. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2017, hydroelectric power and utility-scale solar photovoltaic generation accounted for 10% of Maryland's total net electricity generation.

In May 2019, the General Assembly of Maryland passed SB 516, a bill that required 50% of Maryland’s energy to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. Designed to reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, SB 516 established Maryland as the leading state in the U.S. to use energy policy to promote investment in green technology.

A lot of WattBuy’s suppliers use renewable energy sources to generate their energy. You can check if any renewable energy sources are available in your area by inputting your zip code at the top of this page!

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Learn About Electricity in These Maryland Cities

AdelphiAllenAnnapolisAnnapolis JunctionArbutusArden-on-the-SevernArnoldAshton-Sandy SpringAspen HillBaltimoreBeltsvilleBethesdaBowieBowleys QuartersBoydsBrooklandvilleBrooklyn ParkBrookmontBurtonsvilleCalvertonCapitol HeightsCarneyCatonsvilleChevy ChaseChevy Chase ViewChevy Chase VillageChillumClarksburgCloverlyColesvilleCollege ParkColumbiaCoral HillsCorriganvilleCottage CityCresaptownCumberlandDarnestownDelmarDerwoodDundalkEdenEdgemereElkridgeEllerslieEllicott CityEssexFairlandFairmount HeightsFerndaleFort MeadeFountainhead-Orchard HillsFrederickFriendship VillageFruitlandFultonFunkstownGaithersburgGambrillsGarrett ParkGarrisonGermantownGibson IslandGlassmanorGlen BurnieGlenardenGlenn DaleGoddardGreenbeltHagerstownHalethorpeHalfwayHamptonHanoverHebronHerald HarborHillandaleHillcrest HeightsHyattsvilleJessupKemp MillKensingtonKetteringKingsvilleLa ValeLake ArborLake ShoreLansdowneLargoLaurelLeisure WorldLinthicum HeightsLochearnLutherville-TimoniumMartin's AdditionsMaryland CityMaugansvilleMiddle RiverMilford MillMillersvilleMitchellvilleMontgomery VillageMount RainierMount SavageNorth BethesdaNorth KensingtonNorth LaurelNorth PotomacNottinghamOdentonOverleaOwings MillsOxon Hill-GlassmanorParamount-Long MeadowParkvilleParsonsburgPasadenaPerry HallPikesvillePotomacPumphreyQuanticoRandallstownRedlandReisterstownRiviera BeachRobinwoodRockvilleRosedaleRossvilleRussettSaint JamesSalisburySavageSeabrookSeat PleasantSevernSeverna ParkSilver SpringSouth KensingtonSouth LaurelSparrows PointSpencervilleSpring GapSpringdaleSuitland-Silver HillTakoma ParkTowsonTravilahUpper FallsWashington GroveWest LaurelWestminsterWheaton-GlenmontWhite MarshWhite OakWilliamsportWilson-ConococheagueWoodlawnWoodmoreWoodstock

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