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Portland, ME Utilities: Electricity, Gas & Solar

Electricity in Portland

^ Electricity prices in Portland, ME in June 2022 averaged 24.22 ¢/kWh, or about 57% more than the average U.S. price. [More]

Natural Gas in Portland

^ Natural gas prices in Portland, ME in May 2022 averaged 23.19 $/Mcf, or about 32% more than the average U.S. price. [More]

Solar Power in Portland

^ Average solar radiation in Portland is about 22% higher than average solar radiation in a low output area of the U.S. [More]

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Utilities in Portland, ME

Electricity Prices in Portland, ME

Residential Electricity Rates in Portland

Residential electricity prices in Portland, ME in June 2022 averaged approximately 24.22 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh), which was about 57% more than the national average rate of 15.42 ¢/kWh (June 2022). [1]


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Electricity Comparison: Portland vs. U.S.

See how electricity costs in Portland differ from the average electricity costs for the U.S. overall. [1]

On a year-over-year basis - from June 2021 to June 2022 - residential electricity prices in Portland increased approximately 46%, from 16.58 ¢/kWh to 24.22 ¢/kWh. [1]

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Natural Gas Prices in Portland, ME

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Portland

Residential natural gas prices in Portland in May 2022 averaged 23.19 dollars per thousand cubic feet ($/Mcf), which was approximately 32% more than the national average rate of 17.55 $/Mcf (May 2022). [2]


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Natural Gas Comparison: Portland vs. U.S.

See the chart below to see a comparison of Portland natural gas prices against U.S. average prices. Compare Portland natural gas costs to overall U.S. average costs. [2]

On a year-over-year basis, residential natural gas prices in Portland (Maine) increased approximately 31%, from 17.66 $/Mcf (May 2021) to 23.19 $/Mcf (May 2022). [2]

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Solar Power in Portland, ME

Solar Radiation Levels in Portland

The city of Portland (Maine) has an average annual solar radiation value of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). Compare Portland values to both low and high values in the U.S. overall: [3]

    • Average monthly solar radition in Portland is 27% lower than an example high average monthly solar radiation in NV.
    • Average monthly solar radition in Portland is 22% higher than an example low average monthly solar radiation in WA.

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Solar Power Comparison: Portland vs. High vs. Low

See the chart below for a comparison of Portland solar radiation levels against other areas in the U.S. Compare Portland levels against both 1) low average solar radition levels (WA) and also 2) high average solar radiation levels (NV). [3]

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More information about Portland

About Portland

The city of Portland, ME in Cumberland County has an approximate population of 66,194. [4]

ME Utilities

Portland, ME Utilities

To learn more about utility rates & usage in Portland, ME, or for other information related to utilities in Portland, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Nearly half of the households in the United States use natural gas as their main heating fuel.

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