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Electricity In California
- Total Consumption244,955,840 MWh / 6.2 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions71,621,386,802 kg
- Total Production192,985,887 MWh / 4.88 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in California
California residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.
Energy Profile of California
California's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in California are faced with a higher electricity rate than many people in the nation, with an average state electric rate of 21.33 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average price of 13.33 cents. This ranks California as the 47th lowest priced state in the country by average electricity rate. With 80 electricity companies in the state, customers have many choices to choose from thanks to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. Previously, roughly 13,509,837.55 megawatt hours were generated in the state from wind a year. However, now that total is 14,437,241.02 megawatt hours, a 6.86% increase. The state released 71,621,386,801.76 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, causing it to be the 5th worst polluting state in the United States when considering total CO2 equivalent emissions. California ranks as the 50th highest state in the nation for electricity use per person, with an average of 6.2 megawatt hours used each year per citizen. Southern California Edison has 3,848,013 residential customers, which is more than all other vendors in the state.
Electricity Providers in California
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Southern California Edison||19.38||117.15||24,378,077||4,724,422,000||4,354,704.91||29,458,767,126.16|
|Pacific Gas and Electric Company||24.67||145.89||14,691,455||3,623,782,000||25,493,012||14,934,455,278.9|
|Los Angeles Department of Water & Power||20.79||109.59||8,574,708||1,782,417,863||6,599,844||11,616,442,137.41|
|San Diego Gas and Electric||26.71||109.39||6,431,201||1,717,700,425||1,903,719.84||7,552,064,757.94|
|Sacramento Municipal Utility District||15.56||112.06||4,915,537||764,743,168||1,181,264.75||5,221,258,987.34|
|Clean Power Alliance||6.96||42.51||4,073,864||283,523,700||2,268,214,788.85|
|Marin Cleam Energy||7.56||36.42||2,444,322||184,815,000||1,339,512,948.19|
|East Bay Community Energy||7.85||29.78||2,240,219||175,782,000||1,520,996,123.99|
|Imperial Irrigation District||12.68||150.36||1,940,909||246,095,000||1,153,520||1,978,054,967.34|
|Peninsula Clean Energy||7.44||32.44||1,363,255||101,453,500||922,627,462.15|
Power Plants in California
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Diablo CanyonPacific Gas and Electric Company (100.00%)
Dynegy Moss Landing Power PlantDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Geysers Unit 5-20Calpine (100.00%)
Pastoria Energy Facility, LLCCalpine (100.00%)
Delta Energy CenterDelta Energy Center LLC (100.00%)
Elk Hills Power LLCCalifornia Resources Elk Hills LLC (69.32%)Elk Hills Power LLC (30.68%)
High Desert Power PlantMRP Generation Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Los Medanos Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Gateway Generating StationPacific Gas and Electric Company (100.00%)
California generates 57.44% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 7th worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
In the state of California, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has fallen by 8.30% over the course of the past 12 months.
With a 0.11% decline over the past 12 months, California’s population is estimated to be 39,512,223.
With 32,644,696.49 megawatt hours produced from solar power and 39,512,223 citizens in California, the state averages 0.83 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 6th in the United States.
California uses 26.93% more megawatt hours than it generates.
While a majority of states try to decrease the burning of non-renewable fuel types, California’s burning of these fuels for electricity purposes has actually risen by 4.73% within the previous 12 months.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Alameda County||1,671,329||7 providers||22||24.02||$141.43/mo|
|Alpine County||1,129||11 providers||19.20||$112.76/mo|
|Amador County||39,752||4 providers||5||22.25||$136.93/mo|
|Butte County||219,186||5 providers||17||24.15||$141.97/mo|
|Calaveras County||45,905||13 providers||4||22.09||$143.43/mo|
|Colusa County||21,547||3 providers||2||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|Contra Costa County||1,153,526||4 providers||24||24.58||$145.94/mo|
|Del Norte County||27,812||7 providers||12.41||$106.94/mo|
|El Dorado County||192,843||10 providers||9||21.19||$129.96/mo|
|Fresno County||999,101||7 providers||62||24.23||$143.53/mo|
|Glenn County||28,393||3 providers||2||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|Humboldt County||135,558||8 providers||5||23.96||$143.19/mo|
|Imperial County||181,215||11 providers||61||15.26||$135.64/mo|
|Inyo County||18,039||13 providers||15||18.87||$115.87/mo|
|Kern County||900,202||7 providers||182||22.26||$132.97/mo|
|Kings County||152,940||6 providers||27||22.20||$132.51/mo|
|Lake County||64,386||3 providers||4||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|Lassen County||30,573||13 providers||5||17.81||$121.15/mo|
|Los Angeles County||10,039,107||14 providers||192||18.93||$106.86/mo|
|Madera County||157,327||7 providers||14||23.64||$139.64/mo|
|Marin County||258,826||2 providers||2||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|Mariposa County||17,203||9 providers||2||22.82||$143.21/mo|
|Mendocino County||86,749||6 providers||2||21.88||$125.98/mo|
|Merced County||277,680||6 providers||12||20.59||$129.30/mo|
|Modoc County||8,841||9 providers||12.26||$107.03/mo|
|Mono County||14,444||14 providers||8||20.41||$122.15/mo|
|Monterey County||434,061||4 providers||19||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|Napa County||137,744||3 providers||4||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|Nevada County||99,755||10 providers||6||21.32||$124.58/mo|
|Orange County||3,175,692||7 providers||32||19.70||$108.16/mo|
|Placer County||398,329||12 providers||18||19.90||$125.06/mo|
|Plumas County||18,807||11 providers||9||20.94||$131.31/mo|
|Riverside County||2,470,546||16 providers||85||17.45||$107.34/mo|
|Sacramento County||1,552,058||5 providers||50||17.77||$119.80/mo|
|San Benito County||62,808||4 providers||3||24.67||$145.89/mo|
|San Bernardino County||2,180,085||27 providers||118||14.01||$85.57/mo|
|San Diego County||3,338,330||7 providers||71||26.56||$109.65/mo|
|San Francisco County||881,549||4 providers||6||22.81||$122.73/mo|
|San Joaquin County||762,148||10 providers||20||22.47||$141.74/mo|
|San Luis Obispo County||283,111||6 providers||10||24.62||$145.65/mo|
|San Mateo County||766,573||5 providers||4||23.36||$133.79/mo|
|Santa Barbara County||446,499||5 providers||5||21.49||$125.11/mo|
|Santa Clara County||1,927,852||6 providers||53||21.53||$123.51/mo|
|Santa Cruz County||273,213||4 providers||3||24.39||$143.80/mo|
|Shasta County||180,080||11 providers||36||19.17||$132.33/mo|
|Sierra County||3,005||10 providers||2||19.05||$118.46/mo|
|Siskiyou County||43,539||8 providers||6||11.77||$101.63/mo|
|Solano County||447,643||5 providers||32||24.60||$145.57/mo|
|Sonoma County||494,336||3 providers||13||24.46||$143.85/mo|
|Stanislaus County||550,660||6 providers||17||19.05||$146.40/mo|
|Sutter County||96,971||7 providers||5||23.35||$137.66/mo|
|Tehama County||65,084||4 providers||7||21.73||$133.88/mo|
|Trinity County||12,285||7 providers||2||13.40||$101.50/mo|
|Tulare County||466,195||7 providers||38||21.62||$129.29/mo|
|Tuolumne County||54,478||14 providers||13||22.88||$142.50/mo|
|Ventura County||846,006||5 providers||11||19.67||$116.92/mo|
|Yolo County||220,500||4 providers||10||22.46||$137.68/mo|
|Yuba County||78,668||3 providers||4||24.67||$145.89/mo|
Coming in at 5th worst in the country, California emits 71,621,386,801.76 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production a year. This total also results in a ranking of 49th highest in the nation for pollution per citizen. About 49.03% of the state of California’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Solar and Conventional Hydroelectric have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Solar is used to make 16.92% of electricity generation and Conventional Hydroelectric accounts for 9.30% of total generation in the state. California has 1424 electricity producing plants, which is the 1st highest number of power plants in a state and the 22nd highest amount of plants per resident in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in California
Where does California get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity generation in California are Natural Gas (49.03%), Solar (16.92%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (9.30%).
How much does electricity cost in California?
The average electricity rate paid by consumers in California in 2021 is 21.33 cents per kilowatt hour.