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Location: Columbia, MD 21045

Columbia is the 2nd most populated city in Maryland after Baltimore. The 2015 estimated population of Columbia was 103,431 residents. After a bill was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 1999, Columbia residents were free to shop and compare their electricity supply rate from competing retail energy providers. Their utility, Baltimore Gas & Electric, still handles the delivering of the electricity to the Columbia residents. Columbia residents demand reliable and affordable electricity rates due to their warm and humid summers and cold winters. Find out more about Columbia energy usage, energy sources, solar potential and electricity rates below.

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Usage for Columbia, Maryland (21045)

Monthly average household energy usage in MD compared to the national average.

Rates for Columbia, Maryland

Home and business owners in Columbia, MD have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

Your Price to Compare: 7.64¢
Best RateTop Pick
Rate per kWh
7.19¢
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Constellation

36 Month Home Power Plan

$200 Home Security Offer
Plan Details
Best Green
Rate per kWh
7.69¢
Plan Length
6 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Clearview Energy

Clear Green Guarantee 6

100% Renewable Sources
Plan Details
Rate per kWh
7.39¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
7.59¢
Plan Length
24 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Constellation

24 Month Home Power Plan

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
7.79¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Constellation

12 Month Home Power Plan

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Solar Score for Columbia, MD 21045

Columbia, MD Solar Score: 49

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. Columbia, MD has received a solar score of 49. Below is a description for each area of the graph:

    • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
    • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
    • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

Sources for Columbia, MD 21045

Columbia, MD 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 most of the electricity production in Columbia
    • Columbia is home to one of the largest biomass plants in Maryland
    • Natural gas and been increasing steadily in the past 10 years as an electricity source for Columbia residents
    • Maryland is home to one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in the nation

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