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Location: Germantown, MD 20874

With a population of 90,676 as of the 2010 US census, Germantown is the the 3rd largest city in Maryland behind Baltimore and Columbia. Germantown is located approximately 25–30 miles (40–48 km) outside of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. and is an important part of the Washington metropolitan area. Germantown has had energy deregulation since 1999 when the state of Maryland passed the Electric Utility Industry Restructuring Act allowing retail energy providers into the state. Below you can find more information on the Germantown energy profile as well as current electricity rates.

Usage for Germantown, Maryland (20874)

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

Rates for Germantown, Maryland

Home and business owners in Germantown, 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:

Best RateMost Popular
Rate per kWh
9.69¢
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821

Constellation

36 Month Home Power Plan

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
10.89¢
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 844-249-7816

Direct Energy

Live Brighter 36

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
10.99¢
Plan Length
18 mo.

Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 18

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
11.19¢
Plan Length
18 mo.
or Call 844-249-7816

Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
11.39¢
Plan Length
32 mo.

Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 32

Plan Details

Solar Score for Germantown, MD 20874

Germantown, MD Solar Score: 56

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. has received a solar score of . 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 Germantown, MD 20874

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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