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Portland Electricity Rates

^ Portland, ME electricity rates recently averaged 15.96¢/kWh -- an estimated 21 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Portland Solar Energy

^ Solar energy output in Portland, ME is an estimated 25 percent higher than average solar energy in a low-output area of the nation. [More]

Portland Natural Gas Rates

^ Portland, ME natural gas rates recently averaged 0.00$/Mcf -- an estimated 100 percent less than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Portland, ME

Energy in Portland, ME

Portland, ME Electricity Rates

August 2017

In the most recent month of electricity data, August 2017, Portland's average rate of 15.96¢/kWh -- a difference of about +21% from the U.S. average of 13.19¢/kWh that month.[1]

Portland Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Portland (ME), electricity rates decreased an estimated 1 percent -- from 16.12¢/kWh (August 2016) to 15.96¢/kWh (August 2017).[1]

August 2016

In August 2016, the average electricity rate in Portland (Maine) of 16.12¢/kWh -- a difference of about +25% from the United States average of 12.90¢/kWh that month.[1]

Portland Electricity Statistics

Portland Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Portland, ME in August 2017 were 15.96¢/kWh -- an estimated 21 percent more than average rates that same month in the nation as a whole. [1]


→ Any electricity rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ ¢/kWh = cents per kilowatthour

Electricity: Portland versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Portland electricity rates versus national average rates. [1]

→ Any electricty rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Portland, ME Solar Energy

Solar: Portland vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Portland (measured on a monthly basis) is 29 percent lower than an area of the U.S. (Nevada) with historically high levels of solar radiation.[2]

Solar Power Output in Portland

July is historically the month that will have the highest solar output (AC) values in Portland -- averaging an estimated 585 kWhac. December typically has the lowest output (319 kWhac).[2]

Solar: Portland vs. Washington

The average amount of solar radition in Portland (measured monthly) is 25 percent higher than an area of the U.S. (Washington) with historically low levels of solar radiation.[2]

Portland Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Portland, ME

The average monthly solar radiation level in Portland, ME is 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day(kWh/m2/day). See the chart below for monthly comparisons.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day

Solar Power in Portland, ME

The average monthly solar system output (AC) in Portland, ME is 5805 kilowatt hours (AC). See the visualization below for month-by-month averages in Portland.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWhac = kilowatt hours (AC)

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Portland, ME Natural Gas Rates

August 2017

In the most recent month of natural gas data, August 2017, Portland's average rate of 0.00$/Mcf -- a difference of about -100% from the U.S. average of 18.09$/Mcf that month.[3]

Portland Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Portland (ME), natural gas rates decreased about 100 percent -- from 22.79$/Mcf (August 2016) to 0.00$/Mcf (August 2017).[3]

August 2016

In August 2016, the average electricity rate in Portland (Maine) of 22.79$/Mcf -- a difference of about +29% from the United States average of 17.60$/Mcf that month.[3]

Portland Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Portland

Average natural gas rates in Portland, ME in July 2017 were 0.00$/Mcf -- an estimated 100 percent less than that month's average U.S. rate of 18.09$/Mcf.[3]



→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ $/Mcf = dollars per thousand cubic feet

Natural Gas: Portland versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Portland natural gas rates versus national average rates.[3]

→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Energy Companies in Portland

Electric Companies in Portland

Electric companies providing service in or near Portland, ME.

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Gas Companies in Portland

Gas companies that offer service in or near Portland, ME.


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Solar Contractors in Portland

Builders that specialize in solar energy in or near Portland, ME.

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Maine Energy News

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More information about Portland

About Portland

Portland (ME) is a city in Cumberland County with an estimated population of 66,194.[4]

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Portland, ME Energy

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