Energy deregulation impacts each state’s residents and businesses differently. Find information on rates, energy usage, energy sources and solar potential by state below.
Energy Deregulated States
Before the Energy Policy Act of 1992, The energy market was regulated to one local energy provider per area. These providers had a monopoly on all generation, transmission, and distribution of energy and were able to set the rates for all residential and business consumers. Today, new energy deregulation laws have passed allowing some states to give their residents the ability to switch energy providers. Residents of these deregulated states now can compare and choose between rates, contract length, energy source and more. Deregulation varies from state to state as some have only partial deregulated electricity and some only partially deregulated gas. To see your specific state’s energy profile, see below:
Located in the southwest corner of the New England region, Connecticut is the 4th most dense state in the US. The state has no fossil fuels but does produce renewable energy from hydroelectric, wind and solar source. Connecticut residents are a national leader in energy efficiency, coming in as the 6th lowest energy consuming state per capita. Find more information on Connecticut energy usage, production, rates and solar potential here.
Massachusetts is one of the most densely populated states in the country. There are no fossil fuels in MA which contributes to residents and businesses consuming 10 times more energy than the state produces. However, due to many state lead energy efficiency programs, Massachusetts is still a relatively low energy consuming state. Here you will find more information on MA energy sources, usage, renewable energy and electricity rates.
Pennsylvania is one of our nation's top energy producing states. In fact, PA supplies most of New England residents' natural gas. The Appalachian Mountain region holds rich amounts of coal reserves in the southwest corner of the state. Pennsylvania is the 3rd largest net supplier of energy to other states in the US. Find more information on Pennsylvania energy usage, production, rates and solar potential here.
Maryland's only fossil fuels are found in the Appalachian region of the state while renewable energy sources are spread out across the entire state. More than 80% of energy consumed in Maryland comes from out-of-state. Maryland is also home to the Conowingo hydroelectric power plant, one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the country. Find more information on Maryland energy usage, production, rates and solar potential here.
Located in the center of the country, Illinois is a national leader in energy transportation. The state produces a substantial amount of fossil fuels that include coal and crude oil. Even though Illinois is the most densely populated midwest state, there is still a lot of farmland that produces the most ethanol in the country. For more information on Illinois energy production and trends, click here.
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