Maryland’s Energy Consumption
The 3 main sources of energy generation in Maryland are coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. More than 80% of the energy consumed in Maryland come from out of state. Even though natural gas consumption has increased in the last 10 years, coal and nuclear power still account for the majority of energy production. Renewable energy accounts for 11% of Maryland's total energy production with the majority of that coming from hydroelectric power. Maryland is home to the Conowingo hydroelectric power plan, one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the country. The plant sits on the Susquehanna River and provides Maryland all of its hydroelectric power.
Sources for Maryland
Maryland produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Coal and nuclear power account for nearly 75% of Maryland’s total energy production
- 40% of Maryland residents use electricity to heat their homes in the winter
- Maryland is home to the Conowingo hydroelectric power plant, one of the biggest hydroelectric plants in the US
- Natural gas has been increasing in the last decade but is still far behind coal and nuclear power in MD
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