Santa Cruz County, Arizona Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Electricity Overview

With 9,829 megawatt generated from solar power and 47,669 citizens in Santa Cruz County, the county averages 0.21 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 10th out of 15 counties in Arizona.

Santa Cruz County is 11th out of 15 counties in the state for megawatt hours generated using solar power sources.

Residents in Santa Cruz County experience an average of 1.29 outages lasting 183.6 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes an outage.

Santa Cruz County is 7th in the state out of 15 counties for natural gas generation, with 3,707 megawatt hours generated using the fuel source.

Santa Cruz County is the 9th highest county in Arizona for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 0.08 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable sources.

Santa Cruz County has had a 17.51% drop within the past year in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    549,654 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.53 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    13,536 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    9,829 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,707 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.28 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    172,237,069 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,613.19 kg

Rio Rico CDP, AZ Electricity Overview

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Emissions in Rio Rico CDP average 3,498.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 450th worst polluting city out of 469 cities in Arizona based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 71,883,398.44 kilograms, which is the 40th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The city has one power producing plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Rio Rico CDP's top fuel type is Solar, making up 100.00%, or 9,829 megawatt hours of production in the city.

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Nogales, AZ Electricity Overview

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Emissions in Nogales average 3,719.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 8th worst polluting city out of 469 cities in Arizona based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 73,529,566.32 kilograms, which is the 39th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The city has one power producing plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Nogales' top fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 100.00%, or 3,707 megawatt hours of production in the city.

Tubac CDP, AZ Electricity Overview

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Emissions in Tubac CDP average 3,649.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 111th worst polluting city out of 469 cities in Arizona based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 5,769,919.49 kilograms, which is the 164th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The inhabitants of Tubac CDP have to import electricity from outside city limits because there are not any electricity producing facilities within the city.

Electricity Production in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Power Plants in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rio Rico CDP AZ Solar 9,829
Nogales AZ Natural Gas 3,7072,551,496.22688.29

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Santa Cruz County average 3,613.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which ranks them as the 2219th worst polluting county in the nation based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 172,237,068.63 kilograms, which is the 11th worst total amount of pollution for any county in the state. The county has 2 electricity generation plants, which is 10th highest in the state. Santa Cruz County's fuel of choice is Solar, with 72.61% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
72.61%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
27.39%

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Santa Cruz County providing electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state of Arizona has highly restricted state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Santa Cruz County is 5.23%. This includes data from 3 providers, including Tucson Electric Power, Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, and Trico Electric Cooperative. With a state average energy loss of 4.50%, Santa Cruz County is the 6th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Santa Cruz County:

  • Patagonia, Arizona:
    • Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many power plants are in Santa Cruz County, Arizona?

Santa Cruz County, Arizona has 2 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Santa Cruz County, Arizona?

The largest electricity company in Santa Cruz County, Arizona by megawatt hours sold is Tucson Electric Power.

What electricity companies offer service in Santa Cruz County, Arizona?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Tucson Electric Power11,685
2Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative2,672
3Trico Electric Cooperative424

How many electric companies offer service in Santa Cruz County, Arizona?

There are 3 electricity providers operating in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-19