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Alameda County, California Electricity Overview

Alameda County is the 7th most populated county in California, with 1,682,353 citizens calling the county home.

Alameda County has recently seen a rise in electricity generation from solar power of 14.98% year over year.

Alameda County uses 685.87% more megawatt hours than it produces.

Alameda County averages 0.47 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 1110th highest in the nation.

Alameda County is the 2702nd highest polluting county in the US based on emissions per person.

Alameda County ranks 333rd out of 3221 counties in the US for total natural gas generation, with 504,275.32 megawatt hours produced using the source.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    10,549,926 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,342,458 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    799,031 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    543,427 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.8 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,270,671,469 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,349.7 kg

Oakland, CA Electricity Overview

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Oakland's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 27.19 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 9.19% above California's average rate of 24.90 cents, resulting in the city ranking 811th best for average electricity price out of 1617 cities in California. Non-renewable fuel types are used to produce 39,151.45 megawatt hours in the city, which is 45.18% of their total generation. The California average monthly residential electric bill is $131.98, while the Oakland average is 11.93% lower at $116.23 per month. This is the 1259th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in California.

Oakland has 3 power plants, which is the 38th highest out of any city in California. Power generating facilities in the city most often use Other Biomass Gas, which makes up 54.82% (or 47,503.55 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the city. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Jet Fuel at 44.86% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 0.32% of generation. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Oakland averages 1,410.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 67th worst in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of Oakland from electricity consumption is 621,395,764.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 9th highest amount in California.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oakland

Oakland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.402/kWh$0.167/kWh$232.88/mo.$68.05/mo.
682nd28.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Oakland
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oakland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Oakland, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
East Bay Community EnergyENERGY8.2833.882,473,446204,871,500
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
Port of OaklandBUNDLED

Zips with electric coverage in Oakland, California include: 94601, 94577, 94605, 94611, 94606, 94603, 94621, 94608, 94610, 94602, 94704 and 8 other zip code(s).

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Fremont, CA Electricity Overview

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Fremont's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 27.27 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 9.53% above California's average rate of 24.90 cents, resulting in the city ranking 865th best for average electricity price out of 1617 cities in California. The city generates 1,565 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total production, from sustainable fuel sources The city has a ranking of 148th in the state out of 1617 cities for renewable energy production per capita, with 0.01 megawatt hours being produced per resident.

As the 25th worst ranked city out of 1617 cities in the state, Fremont emits 306,102,360.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 1503rd worst in California for emissions per citizen. Around 100.00% of electricity in Fremont comes from generation using Solar. There is one power producing plant in Fremont.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fremont

Fremont residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.402/kWh$0.167/kWh$232.88/mo.$68.05/mo.
682nd28.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fremont
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fremont Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fremont, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
East Bay Community EnergyENERGY8.2833.882,473,446204,871,500
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600

Zips with electric coverage in Fremont, California include: 94536, 94538, 94539, 94560, 94555, 94552

Hayward, CA Electricity Overview

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Hayward's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 27.27 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 9.53% above California's average rate of 24.90 cents, resulting in the city ranking 863rd best for average electricity price out of 1617 cities in California. With 5.51% of its electricity production coming from renewable fuels, the city ranks 133rd in the state out of 1617 cities for total electricity generation from renewable fuel types. Hayward produces 18.36% of the electricity needed in the city and must import power from nearby municipalities or rural area power plants.

Hayward has 4 power plants, which is the 29th highest out of any city in California. Power generating facilities in the city most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 94.49% (or 177,232.32 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the city. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Other Biomass Gas at 3.65% and Solar at 1.86% of generation. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Hayward averages 1,578.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 47th worst in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of Hayward from electricity consumption is 257,229,605.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 33rd highest amount in California.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hayward

Hayward residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.402/kWh$0.167/kWh$232.88/mo.$68.05/mo.
682nd28.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hayward
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hayward Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hayward, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
East Bay Community EnergyENERGY8.2833.882,473,446204,871,500
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.955,204.0512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600

Zips with electric coverage in Hayward, California include: 94544, 94587, 94541, 94546, 94588, 94545, 94580, 94552, 94542, 94586

Electricity Production in Alameda County, California

Power Plants in Alameda County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Golden Hills WindNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Alameda County CA Wind 278,168
Alameda County CA Wind 187,609
Berkeley CA Natural Gas 172,57351,673,807.5299.43
Russell City Energy CenterRussell City Energy Company LLC (100.00%)
Hayward CA Natural Gas 168,12873,191,070.12435.33
Golden Hills North Wind Energy CenterNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Alameda County CA Wind 146,384
Alameda County CA Natural Gas 99,57154,620,547.66548.56
Diablo Winds LLCHuntsman Wind (100.00%)
Alameda County CA Wind 49,607
Dynegy Oakland Power PlantDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Oakland CA Jet Fuel 38,87739,054,048.31,004.55
Altamont Gas RecoveryWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Alameda County CA Landfill Gas 34,44034,673,360.931,006.78
Ameresco Vasco RoadAmeresco (100.00%)
Alameda County CA Landfill Gas 33,79518,079,016.42534.96
WWTP Power Generation StationEast Bay Municipal Util Dist (100.00%)
Oakland CA Other Biomass Gas 31,6669,489,050.43299.66
Power Generation Station (PGS) 2East Bay Municipal Util Dist (100.00%)
Oakland CA Other Biomass Gas 16,1125,424,288.11336.66
KSR028 Merced Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
San Leandro CA Natural Gas 15,5106,111,716.1394.05
City of Hayward WWTPCity of Hayward (100.00%)
Hayward CA Other Biomass Gas 10,9443,972,409.09362.98
Santa Rita Jail Fuel CellSRJFC (100.00%)
Dublin CA Natural Gas 9,5054,496,516.64473.07
Life Technologies - PleasantonLife Technologies Corporation (100.00%)
Pleasanton CA Natural Gas 8,3633,142,107.08375.72
Kaiser Owens Dr. Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Pleasanton CA Natural Gas 7,5472,882,219.2381.9
Alameda CA Natural Gas 7,3556,120,046.52832.09
AT&T - HaywardBloom Energy (100.00%)
Hayward CA Natural Gas 7,1912,751,107.94382.58
Pixar - EmeryvillePixar Animation Studio (100.00%)
Emeryville CA Natural Gas 6,6192,603,070.54393.27

Alameda County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Alameda County has 24 power plants, which is 43rd most in the nation. Wind is the primary fuel in Alameda County, with 49.30% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Natural Gas and Landfill Gas make up 37.56% and 5.08% of production, respectively. Electricity use in Alameda County results in the release of 2,270,671,469.39 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 9th largest amount in the state out of 58 counties. Additionally, the county ranks 22nd highest in California in emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important metric.

WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
49.30%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
37.56%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
5.08%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
4.05%
JET FUEL
Jet Fuel
2.90%
OTHER
Other
1.11%

Alameda County, California Net Metering

Of the 7 electricity suppliers in Alameda County, 4 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Alameda County is 13.40%. This includes data from 5 companies, including East Bay Community Energy, Alameda Municipal Power, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. With a United States average energy loss of 2.76%, Alameda County is ranked as the 2936th best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Alameda County:

  • Alameda, California:
    • Alameda Municipal Power: 100.00%
  • Albany, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
  • Berkeley, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Dublin, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Emeryville, California:
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.47%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
  • Fremont, California:
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
  • Hayward, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Livermore, California:
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
  • Newark, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Oakland, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.20%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.20%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.20%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.20%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.20%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.20%
    • Port of Oakland: 1.21%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.20%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 13.40%
  • Piedmont, California:
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
  • Pleasanton, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
  • San Leandro, California:
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Union City, California:
    • East Bay Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Alameda County, California?

The largest electricity supplier in Alameda County, California by megawatt hours sold is East Bay Community Energy.

How many power plants are in Alameda County, California?

There are 24 power plants in Alameda County, California

How many electric companies offer service in Alameda County, California?

Alameda County, California has 7 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Alameda County, California?

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-04