Merced County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Merced County, California Electricity Overview

In Merced County, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has fallen by 21.94% within the past 12 months.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity provider in Merced County is Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Merced County produces 99.98% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 2.56 megawatt hours per citizen per year.

Merced County is home to over 281,202 citizens and produces 817,226 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 2.91 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Merced County 165th out of 3221 counties in the nation for solar megawatt hours generated per capita.

Power facilities in Merced County had a 79.30% increase in the use of non-renewable fuels within the last 12 months, which is a disappointing trend.

Within the previous year, Merced County experienced a 10.52% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,763,399 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    720,128 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    719,964 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    164 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.56 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    332,257,907 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,181.56 kg

Merced, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Merced home pay an average residential electricity rate of 20.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.20% lower than the average California rate of 24.90 cents. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $119.1 per month, while the national average is $129.86. With an estimated 854 residential customers, Merced Irrigation District is the largest provider in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Merced averages 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 169th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 114,771,882.46 kilograms. There are no power generation plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Merced

Merced 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.
194th19.25¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Merced
225th$125.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Merced Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Merced, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Merced Irrigation DistrictBUNDLED17.47120.376,17713,306,100
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600

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Los Banos, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Los Banos home pay an average residential electricity rate of 27.17 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.12% more than the average California rate of 24.90 cents. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $117.08 per month, while the national average is $129.86. With an estimated 6,365 residential customers, Peninsula Clean Energy is the largest provider in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Los Banos averages 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 169th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 60,530,658.64 kilograms. There are no power generation plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Los Banos

Los Banos 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 Los Banos
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Los Banos Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Los Banos, 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
Peninsula Clean EnergyENERGY7.9336.341,467,752116,403,700
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600

Atwater, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Atwater home pay an average residential electricity rate of 17.47 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 29.85% lower than the average California rate of 24.90 cents. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $120.3 per month, while the national average is $129.86. With an estimated 289 residential customers, Merced Irrigation District is the largest provider in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Atwater averages 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 169th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 42,501,211.38 kilograms. There are no power generation plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Atwater

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.160/kWh$120.30/mo.$96.82/mo.
180th17.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Atwater
172nd$120.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Atwater Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Atwater, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Merced Irrigation DistrictBUNDLED17.47120.376,17713,306,100

Electricity Production in Merced County, California

Power Plants in Merced County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wright Solar ParkWright Solar Park LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 464,597
Quinto Solar PV ProjectLS Power (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 275,219
El Nido FacilityMerced Power LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Wood/Wood Waste Solids 55,072111,089,187.582,017.16
Vega SolarVega Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 49,990
Merced County CA Solar 8,335
Merced 1 PVGL Merced 2, LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 6,805
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 6,349
Mission Solar LLCMission Solar LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 4,212
Merced Solar LLCMerced Solar LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 4,159
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 4,020
2097 Helton Solar ProjectSolarenewal LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 3,737
Dos Palos CA Solar 241
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric -38,378
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric -124,230

Merced County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Merced County residents average 1,181.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption. With total emissions of 332,257,907.06 kilograms, the county ranks 25th highest in California for total emissions from electricity consumption. Solar is the fuel of choice in Merced County, with 113.48% of electricity production coming from the fuel type. Other fuel sources used include Wood/Wood Waste Solids at 7.63% and Gaseous Propane at 0.01%. Merced County has the 96th highest power plants of any county in the country, with 14 total power plants.

SOLAR
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113.48%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
7.63%
GASEOUS PROPANE
Gaseous Propane
0.01%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
0.01%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
-21.14%

Merced County, California Net Metering

Out of the 5 companies in Merced County, 3 of them offer net metering to their customers. Regulations put in place at the state level are some of the best for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 electricity providers who report energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss amount for these 4 providers is 14.97%. The countrywide average is 2.76%, meaning Merced County ranks 2954th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Merced County:

  • Atwater, California:
    • Merced Irrigation District: 100.00%
  • Dos Palos, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
  • Gustine, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • Livingston, California:
    • Merced Irrigation District: 100.00%
  • Los Banos, California:
    • Peninsula Clean Energy: 12.48%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
  • Merced, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 8.24%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 8.24%
    • Hudson Energy: 8.24%
    • Pilot Power Group: 8.24%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 8.24%
    • Merced Irrigation District: 42.30%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 8.24%
    • StateWise Energy: 8.24%

* 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 Merced County, California?

By total megawatt hours sold, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in Merced County, California.

How many power plants are in Merced County, California?

There are 14 electricity plants in Merced County, California

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

Merced County, California is home to 5 electricity providers serving consumers in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Merced County, California?

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-04