Kern County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Kern County, California Electricity Overview

Kern County is 3rd in the US rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 15,730,754.13 megawatt hours produced from renewable fuel types.

Kern County is 2nd in the state out of 58 counties for total natural gas generation, with 14,300,220.13 megawatt hours produced using the source.

Ranking 1st out of 3221 counties in wind power production in the nation, Kern County has a total yield of 8,200,406 megawatt hours from wind turbines.

Kern County consumes approximately 19.01% of the production put out by its generating plants.

Kern County saw a 6.15% rise in the amount of power produced by wind turbines around the county.

Kern County emitted 1,054,740,251.13 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 337th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the nation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,701,754 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    29,996,446 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    15,730,754 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    14,265,692 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    32.99 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,054,740,251 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,160.03 kg

Bakersfield, CA Electricity Overview

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Bakersfield's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 28.70 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.26% more than the state's average price of 24.90 cents. This means the city is 1519th out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. The city has a deficit of 2,395,220.1 megawatt hours due to the fact that consumers are consuming 1776.61% more electricity than the city's electricity facilities generate. This leads to the necessity to purchase extra megawatt hours. There has been a 2.25% rise in the use of sustainable fuels (like solar, wind or hydro power) in Bakersfield throughout the last year. It's great to see these fuel types slowly replace fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Electricity consumption in Bakersfield results in the release of 537,575,227.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 10th highest in California out of 1617 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 104th worst in the state for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city has 4 power plants within its borders. This is the 29th most plants within a single city out of 1617 cities, in California. For electricity generation purposes, Bakersfield's top fuel source is Natural Gas, accounting for 70,966 megawatt hours, or 52.64% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bakersfield

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

Electric Companies With Service in Bakersfield, 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

Zips with electric coverage in Bakersfield, California include: 93307, 93306, 93312, 93309, 93313, 93308, 93304, 93311, 93305, 93314, 93203 and 2 other zip code(s).

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Delano, CA Electricity Overview

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Delano's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 25.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.05% more than the state's average price of 24.90 cents. This means the city is 283rd out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. The city has a deficit of 300,035.65 megawatt hours due to the fact that consumers are consuming 1335.51% more electricity than the city's electricity facilities generate. This leads to the necessity to purchase extra megawatt hours. There has been a 3.86% rise in the use of sustainable fuels (like solar, wind or hydro power) in Delano throughout the last year. It's great to see these fuel types slowly replace fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Electricity consumption in Delano results in the release of 69,919,086.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 178th highest in California out of 1617 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 89th worst in the state for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city has 3 power plants within its borders. This is the 38th most plants within a single city out of 1617 cities, in California. For electricity generation purposes, Delano's top fuel source is Natural Gas, accounting for 14,401 megawatt hours, or 64.10% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Delano

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.338/kWh$0.000/kWh$232.98/mo.$0.00/mo.
251st25.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Delano
250th$130.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Delano Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Delano, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
Southern California EdisonBUNDLED25.31129.7920,393,8155,162,112,000

Zips with electric coverage in Delano, California include: 93215, 93280, 93250

Oildale CDP, CA Electricity Overview

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Oildale CDP's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 28.70 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.26% more than the state's average price of 24.90 cents. This means the city is 960th out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. Oildale CDP produces 41.69% of the electricity used in the city and must import power from neighboring municipalities or rural area electricity generation plants. Non-renewable fuel sources are often used in electricity production in the city, resulting in around 2.6 megawatt hours being generated from these fuel sources per resident a year.

Electricity consumption in Oildale CDP results in the release of 69,097,955.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 183rd highest in California out of 1617 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 40th worst in the state for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city has 2 power plants within its borders. This is the 58th most plants within a single city out of 1617 cities, in California. For electricity generation purposes, Oildale CDP's top fuel source is Natural Gas, accounting for 93,922 megawatt hours, or 99.42% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oildale CDP

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

Electric Companies With Service in Oildale 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

Electricity Production in Kern County, California

Power Plants in Kern County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Elk Hills Power LLCCalifornia Resources Elk Hills LLC (68.09%)Elk Hills Power LLC (31.91%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 3,724,6221,299,864,675.9348.99
Pastoria Energy Facility, LLCCalpine (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 3,295,1581,241,001,079.22376.61
Sunrise Power LLCNRG Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 2,750,6791,036,155,202.46376.69
La Paloma Generating PlantCXA La Paloma LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 1,040,739434,986,410.6417.96
Kern County CA Solar 805,861
Sycamore CogenerationSycamore Cogeneration Co (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 597,464201,041,952.3336.49
Golden Field Solar III, LLCGolden Field Solar III, LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 582,376
Manzana Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Kern County CA Wind 554,198
Kern River CogenerationKern River Cogeneration Co (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 501,899158,216,218.16315.24
South Belridge Cogeneration FacilityAERA Energy LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 490,186154,269,509.24314.72
Kern County CA Wind 471,240
North Sky River Energy LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Wind 465,874
Springbok Solar Farm 263SU 8me, LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 415,522
Alta Wind Energy Center IClearway Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Wind 415,045
Mojave CDP CA Wind 395,425
Kern County CA Wind 392,604
Alta Wind Energy Center IIIClearway Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Wind 362,991
Alta Wind Energy Center IIClearway Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Wind 352,140
North Rosamond Solar LLCDuke Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 336,209
Pacific Wind LLCEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Kern County CA Wind 329,665

Kern County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Kern County has around 47.67% of its electricity generated by Natural Gas. Wind (27.34%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Solar (23.58%). Around 1,160.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are released in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 2729th worst in the country. Total emissions in the county are 1,054,740,251.13 kilograms, which is the 337th worst total amount of emissions for a county in the United States. There are 162 electricity generation plants in Kern County, which is the 2nd most power plants in a county in California.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
47.67%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
27.34%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
23.58%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
0.84%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.57%
OTHER
Other
0.00%

Kern County, California Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Kern County providing electricity. Of those 4, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state of California has some of the best state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Kern County is 15.66%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Pilot Power Group. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 11.94%, resulting in a rank of 2958th best in the United States and a state rank of 23rd best out of 3221 and 58 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Kern County:

  • Arvin, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
  • Bakersfield, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
  • California City, California:
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Southern California Edison: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • Delano, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Southern California Edison: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • Maricopa, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
  • McFarland, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Southern California Edison: 1.82%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.46%
  • Ridgecrest, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Southern California Edison: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
  • Shafter, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • Taft, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
  • Tehachapi, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Southern California Edison: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
  • Wasco, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Kern County, California?

Kern County, California is home to 162 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

The largest electricity supplier in Kern County, California by total customer count is Southern California Edison.

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

There are 4 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Kern County, California.

What electricity companies offer service in Kern County, California?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Southern California Edison334,270
2Pacific Gas and Electric Company113,014
3Pilot Power Group162
4Commercial Energy of California14

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-04