Humboldt County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Humboldt County, California Electricity Overview

Humboldt County uses 39.10% more electricity than it generates.

Humboldt County is the 39th largest producing county in California out of 58 counties when it comes to megawatt hours produced from sustainable fuel sources.

Humboldt County's ability to provide 1,837 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 34th highest hydroelectric energy producing county in California out of 58 counties.

At $120.36, the average Humboldt County monthly residential electricity expense is 7.31% lower than the US average.

Humboldt County ranks 35th out of 58 counties in the state for total consumption, with its citizens using over 800,000 megawatt hours.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in Humboldt County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    855,751 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    615,212 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    134,152 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    481,060 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.51 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    535,719,906 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,925.75 kg

Eureka, CA Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Eureka home spend, on average, 27.26 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 9.46% more than California's average price of 24.90 cents, resulting in the city ranking 850th out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $129.86, while the Eureka average is 7.34% lower at $120.33 per month.

Eureka is the 292nd highest ranked city in California out of 1617 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 35,245,296.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 1223rd worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 166,255.03 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Eureka

Eureka 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 Eureka
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Eureka Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Eureka, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
Redwood Coast Energy AuthorityENERGY8.1647.27325,04826,509,800

Zips with electric coverage in Eureka, California include: 95503, 95501, 95521, 95524, 95537

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Arcata, CA Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Arcata home spend, on average, 27.24 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 9.38% more than California's average price of 24.90 cents, resulting in the city ranking 846th out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $129.86, while the Arcata average is 7.31% lower at $120.36 per month.

Arcata is the 370th highest ranked city in California out of 1617 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 25,068,668.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 169th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 118,251.02 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arcata

Arcata 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 Arcata
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arcata Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Arcata, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
Redwood Coast Energy AuthorityENERGY8.1647.27325,04826,509,800

Zips with electric coverage in Arcata, California include: 95521, 95519, 95524, 95549

McKinleyville CDP, CA Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call McKinleyville CDP home spend, on average, 27.24 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 9.38% more than California's average price of 24.90 cents, resulting in the city ranking 845th out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $129.86, while the McKinleyville CDP average is 7.31% lower at $120.36 per month.

McKinleyville CDP is the 390th highest ranked city in California out of 1617 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 21,618,852.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 169th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 101,977.95 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in McKinleyville CDP

McKinleyville CDP 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 McKinleyville CDP
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for McKinleyville CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in McKinleyville CDP, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
Redwood Coast Energy AuthorityENERGY8.1647.27325,04826,509,800

Electricity Production in Humboldt County, California

Power Plants in Humboldt County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Humboldt County CA Natural Gas 479,574226,434,282.94472.16
Humboldt Sawmill CompanyMendocino Forest Products (100.00%)
Scotia CDP CA Wood/Wood Waste Solids 133,801258,292,552.271,930.42
Baker Creek HydroelectricBaker Station Associates, LP (100.00%)
Humboldt County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 1,837

Humboldt County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Humboldt County's top fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 77.60%, or 477,408.12 megawatt hours of production in the county. Taken together with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (21.51%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.59%), these three fuel types make up 99.70% county electricity generation. Electricity use in the county results in the release of 535,719,905.81 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is 600th highest in the United States out of 3221 counties. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 3,925.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation the county is the 2058th highest polluting county in the nation. Humboldt County is home to 3 power producing plants, which is 35th most in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
77.60%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
21.51%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.59%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.30%

Humboldt County, California Net Metering

Of the 4 electric companies in Humboldt County, only one of them report that they offer net metering crediting. Regulations put in place at the state level are highly favorable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Humboldt County is 17.84%. This includes data from 3 providers, including Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, and Pilot Power Group. With a United States average energy loss of 2.76%, Humboldt County is ranked as the 2970th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Humboldt County:

  • Arcata, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 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%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.50%
  • Blue Lake, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
  • Eureka, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.53%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.53%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.53%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.53%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.53%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.53%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.27%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.53%
  • Ferndale, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
  • Fortuna, California:
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
  • Rio Dell, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.50%
  • Trinidad, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Redwood Coast Energy Authority: 12.49%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are located in Humboldt County, California?

Humboldt County, California has 3 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Humboldt County, California?

By total customer count, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity company in Humboldt County, California.

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

There are 4 electricity suppliers offering service in Humboldt County, California.

What electricity companies offer service in Humboldt County, California?

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-24