Butte County, California Electric Profile

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Butte County is the 312th largest county in the nation, with 219,186 citizens .

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With total production of 1,501,879 megawatt hours, Butte County is ranked 25th highest producer of electricity out of 58 counties in California for total generation.

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Butte County has seen a 50.59% decline over the course of the last 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.

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Butte County produces 7,005 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 761st out of 3220 counties in the nation for natural gas generation.

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Butte County continues to make strides with the reduction of non-renewable fuel type use for electricity generation purposes. The county has had a 6.35% curtailment in the use of these fuel sources in their electricity production plants.

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In Butte County, 6,986 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable fuels. Butte County ranks 36th out of 58 counties in the state for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,365,164 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.23 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,501,879 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,494,893 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,986 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    6.85 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    7,771,496 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    35.46 kg

Chico, CA Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for citizens of Chico is roughly 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this rate is above both the California and the United States average rates of 21.86 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city had a 5.45% decline in the use of renewable fuel types, such as solar or wind energy, compared to non-renewable fuel sources, such as coal or oil. The US average monthly residential power bill is $120.24, while the Chico average is 25.56% more at $150.98 per month.

Chico is the 89th worst ranked city in California out of 1522 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 139,019,360.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total equates to 1,470.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, so the city ranks 1375th worst in the state for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. The city has the 132nd highest electricity generation plant of any city in California, with one total plant. This is the 236th most power plants per citizen in California.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chico

Chico residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.313/kWh$0.167/kWh$216.86/mo.$68.05/mo.
665th25.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chico
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chico Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chico, California

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Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED25.15150.98No DataIcon representing missing value.14,550,5163,659,675,000
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Zips with electric coverage in Chico, California include: 95926, 95928, 95973

Paradise, CA Electric Overview

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On average, Paradise's residential electricity price is 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.05% above California's average rate of 21.86 cents and 86.99% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $150.98 per month.

Electricity use in Paradise results in the release of 32,572,098.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 328th highest in the state out of 1522 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 422nd worst in the state for emissions per person. The city is home to no power generation plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Paradise

Paradise residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.313/kWh$0.167/kWh$216.86/mo.$68.05/mo.
665th25.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Paradise
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Paradise Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Paradise, California

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Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED25.15150.98No DataIcon representing missing value.14,550,5163,659,675,000
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Zips with electric coverage in Paradise, California include: 95969, 95965, 95954

Oroville, CA Electric Overview

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Oroville's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this price is more than both the state and nationwide average rates of 21.86 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city generates 139 megawatt hours by burning natural gas as the fuel source, making them the 119th ranked city in California for total electricity production from natural gas. There has been a 19.32% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar power over the past year, which is an increase of 1,007 megawatt hours a year.

On average, Oroville residents emit 1,395.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 1423rd highest polluting city out of 1522 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. At 1,395.99 kilograms per person and 19,393 residents in the city, the city emits 27,072,496.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. About 97.81% of electricity in Oroville comes from production using Solar. Oroville is home to 2 power plants, which is 77th highest in California and 85th most when considering plants per citizen.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oroville

Oroville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.313/kWh$0.167/kWh$216.86/mo.$68.05/mo.
665th25.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Oroville
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oroville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Oroville, California

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Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED25.15150.98No DataIcon representing missing value.14,550,5163,659,675,000
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Zips with electric coverage in Oroville, California include: 95966, 95965, 95968

Energy Production in Butte County, California

Power Plants in Butte County, California

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Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 732,731No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 197,692No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 162,870No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 103,855No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 96,397No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 51,550No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 48,082No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 33,849No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Forks of Butte Hydro ProjectHYPOWER INC (100.00%)
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 14,940No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 13,516No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 13,246No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ameresco Butte CountyAmeresco (100.00%)
Butte County CA Landfill Gas 11,2006,398,934.37571.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co HybridSierra Nevada Brewing Co (100.00%)
Chico CA Natural Gas 9,2922,113,379.8227.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte College Main Campus SolarButte-Glenn Community College District (100.00%)
Oroville CA Solar 6,219No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gridley Main TwoLight Beam Power Co LLC (100.00%)
Gridley CA Solar 3,050No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Butte County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 1,978No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gridley MainLight Beam Power Co LLC (100.00%)
Gridley CA Solar 1,273No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Oroville Cogeneration LPOroville Cogeneration LP (100.00%)
Oroville CA Natural Gas 13937,460.36269.5No DataIcon representing missing value.1/2025

Butte County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Butte County has the 2757th highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity consumption of all of the counties in the nation, emitting 7,771,495.83 kilograms each year. Additionally, the county ranks 50th highest in the state for pollution per resident, which could be argued to be the more important metric. There are 18 power generation plants in the county, which is the 18th highest number of power plants in a county in the state and translates to the 19th highest rate of plants per citizen in the state. Butte County has approximately 97.92% of its electricity produced by Conventional Hydroelectric. Solar and Landfill Gas account for 0.86% and 0.75% of electricity production, respectively.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
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97.92%
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Solar
0.86%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
0.75%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.47%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.00%

Butte County, California Net Metering

Butte County has 1 out of 2 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of California has great state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Butte County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 38.18% of their energy lost per year. With a state average energy loss of 11.94%, Butte County is the 30th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Butte County:

  • Biggs, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 21.11%
    • Biggs, California Electric Utility: 28.89%
  • Chico, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Gridley, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 13.11%
    • Gridley Municipal Utilities: 36.89%
  • Oroville, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Paradise, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Butte County, California?

The largest electricity provider in Butte County, California by megawatt hours sold is Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

How many power plants are within Butte County, California?

Butte County, California has 18 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

Butte County, California has 2 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Butte County, California?

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1Pacific Gas and Electric Company60,085
2Western Area Power Administration2

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16