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Kern County, California Electricity Overview

Kern County ranks 3rd in the US out of 3230 counties in solar power generation, with 5,552,264.95 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

Kern County is the 2nd highest county in the state out of 58 counties for electricity generation from wind per capita, averaging 1.27 megawatt hours per citizen generated from wind turbines.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Kern County is 34.90 cents. This rate is approximately 116.46% more than the national average of 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour.

Kern County ranks 128th out of 3230 counties in the United States for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 6.06 megawatt hours produced per person.

Kern County is the 4th highest county in California for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 15.5 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable sources.

Kern County has recently seen a rise in electricity production from solar energy of 8.76% year over year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,583,466 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.09 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    20,914,052 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    6,711,269 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    14,202,783 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    22.83 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,385,581,531 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,512.47 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Bakersfield

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Bakersfield Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

52.1¢ per kWh

  • 21.93% higher than last month
  • 31.34% higher than April last year
  • 52.08% higher than the California average
  • 208.05% higher than the US average
  • 1,588th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 7 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 70 since April last year
  • 31,596th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 155 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 504 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

37.85¢ per kWh

  • 2.81% higher than last month
  • 18.57% higher than April last year
  • 25.55% higher than the California average
  • 134.73% higher than the US average
  • 1,521st in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since April last year
  • 31,353rd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 27 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 140 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$153.48 per month

  • 3.07% lower than last month
  • 10.09% higher than April last year
  • 16.38% higher than the California average
  • 36.13% higher than the US average
  • 1,544th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 16 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 85 since April last year
  • 30,173rd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,136 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,166 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$172.26 per month

  • 0.69% higher than last month
  • 0.12% higher than April last year
  • 18.1% higher than the California average
  • 26.59% higher than the US average
  • 1,555th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 16 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 16 since April last year
  • 29,393rd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 151 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 107 since April last year

Bakersfield, CA Electricity Overview

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Bakersfield's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 37.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 25.55% more than the state's average price of 30.14 cents. This means the city is 1521st out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. Bakersfield electricity customers consume 6907.25% of the electricity generated within the city boundaries and the city must use electricity generated in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up for the excess usage. The city is the 75th highest producing city out of 1617 cities in California, averaging 0.09 megawatt hours produced per resident per year.

Electricity consumption in Bakersfield results in the release of 491,355,012.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 9th highest in California out of 1617 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 54th worst in the state for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city has one power plant within its borders. When considering electricity production, Bakersfield's top fuel is Natural Gas, making up 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bakersfield

Bakersfield residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.521/kWh$0.167/kWh$256.55/mo.$68.05/mo.
1521st37.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bakersfield
1555th$172.26Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED36.72172.510,427,4413,828,497,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.5078.727,771.334,304,508.42

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

Delano, CA Electricity Overview

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Delano's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 30.17 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.09% more than the state's average price of 30.14 cents. This means the city is 645th out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Southern California Edison.

Electricity consumption in Delano results in the release of 61,387,411.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 178th highest in California out of 1617 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 61st worst in the state for pollution per citizen. Since there is no electricity generation occurring in the city limits, electricity companies who service Delano must source the megawatt hours they consume each year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Delano

Delano residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.394/kWh$0.000/kWh$270.37/mo.$0.00/mo.
645th30.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Delano
552nd$145.69Average 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 GroupENERGY15.5078.727,771.334,304,508.42
Southern California EdisonBUNDLED30.86145.6818,041,8615,566,858,000

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

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Oildale CDP, CA Electricity Overview

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Oildale CDP's citizens are billed an average residential electricity price of 37.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 25.55% more than the state's average price of 30.14 cents. This means the city is 1521st out of 1617 cities in California for best average electricity rate. Oildale CDP electricity customers consume 500.16% of the electricity generated within the city boundaries and the city must use electricity generated in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up for the excess usage. The city is the 57th highest producing city out of 1617 cities in California, averaging 1.22 megawatt hours produced per resident per year.

Electricity consumption in Oildale CDP results in the release of 51,754,139.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 207th highest in California out of 1617 cities. Additionally, the city ranks 33rd worst in the state for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city has one power plant within its borders. When considering electricity production, Oildale CDP's top fuel is Natural Gas, making up 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oildale CDP

Oildale CDP residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.521/kWh$0.167/kWh$256.55/mo.$68.05/mo.
1521st37.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Oildale CDP
1555th$172.26Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED36.72172.510,427,4413,828,497,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.5078.727,771.334,304,508.42

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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
Pastoria Energy Facility, LLCCalpine (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 4,077,1061,525,169,268.28374.08
Elk Hills Power LLCElk Hills Power LLC (31.83%)California Resources Elk Hills LLC (68.17%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 3,032,2331,039,910,046.42342.95
Sunrise Power LLCNRG Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 2,739,7091,042,809,297.88380.63
La Paloma Generating PlantCXA La Paloma LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 2,101,570856,668,875.16407.63
Kern County CA Solar 668,802
Golden Field Solar III, LLCGolden Field Solar III, LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 519,315
Kern County CA Wind 456,242
South Belridge Cogeneration FacilityAERA Energy LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 453,374142,684,388.84314.72
Sycamore CogenerationSycamore Cogeneration Co (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 452,843150,483,359.88332.31
Rosamond CDP CA Solar 383,821
North Rosamond Solar LLCDuke Energy (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 369,954
Kern County CA Wind 349,397
Edwards Sanborn E1B
Mojave CDP CA Solar 333,078
US BoraxU S Borax Inc (100.00%)
Kern County CA Natural Gas 304,77982,448,395.26270.52
Edwards Sanborn E1ATerra-Gen Operating Co-Hybrid (100.00%)
Mojave CDP CA Solar 302,226
Edwards Sanborn E2Terra-Gen Operating Co-Hybrid (100.00%)
Mojave CDP CA Solar 280,861
Valentine Solar, LLCValentine Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 272,491
Kern County CA Solar 260,433.95
Willow Spring Solar, LLCWillow Spring Solar LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 257,992
RE AstoriaRE Astoria LLC (100.00%)
Kern County CA Solar 254,650

Kern County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Kern County has around 68.44% of its electricity generated by Natural Gas. Solar (26.55%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Wind (5.54%). Around 1,512.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are released in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 2797th worst in the country. Total emissions in the county are 1,385,581,530.51 kilograms, which is the 237th worst total amount of emissions for a county in the United States. There are 61 electricity generation plants in Kern County, which is the most power plants in a county in California.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
68.44%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
26.55%
WIND
Wind
5.54%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.53%

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 14.17%. 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 2.87% and the state average is 9.15%, resulting in a rank of 2959th best in the United States and a state rank of 19th best out of 3230 and 58 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Kern County:

  • Arvin, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Bakersfield, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • California City, California:
    • Southern California Edison: 100.00%
  • Delano, California:
    • Southern California Edison: 100.00%
  • Maricopa, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • McFarland, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 87.23%
    • Southern California Edison: 12.77%
  • Ridgecrest, California:
    • Southern California Edison: 100.00%
  • Shafter, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Taft, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Tehachapi, California:
    • Southern California Edison: 100.00%
  • Wasco, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%

* 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 61 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 Edison321,181
2Pacific Gas and Electric Company111,463
3Pilot Power Group418
4Commercial Energy of California79

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Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2024-06-03