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Portland, ME Utilities: Electricity, Gas & Solar

Electricity in Portland

^ Electricity prices in Portland, ME in March 2018 averaged 15.61 ¢/kWh, or about 20% more than the average U.S. price. [More]

Natural Gas in Portland

^ Natural gas prices in Portland, ME in February 2018 averaged 16.35 $/Mcf, or about 67% more than the average U.S. price. [More]

Solar Power in Portland

^ Average solar radiation in Portland is about 25% higher than average solar radiation in a low output area of the U.S. [More]

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Electricity Prices in Portland, ME

Residential Electricity Rates in Portland

Residential electricity prices in Portland, ME in March 2018 averaged approximately 15.61 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh), which was about 20% more than the national average rate of 12.99 ¢/kWh (March 2018). [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 March 2017 to March 2018 - residential electricity prices in Portland decreased approximately 2%, from 15.92 ¢/kWh to 15.61 ¢/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 February 2018 averaged 16.35 dollars per thousand cubic feet ($/Mcf), which was approximately 67% more than the national average rate of 9.79 $/Mcf (February 2018). [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) decreased approximately 100%, from 13.03 $/Mcf (March 2017) to 0.00 $/Mcf (March 2018). [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 4.67 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 29% lower than an example high average monthly solar radiation in NV.
    • Average monthly solar radition in Portland is 25% 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]

→ k/m/d: kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
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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]

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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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