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Merced County, California Electricity Overview

Merced County is the 38th highest county in California for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of -0 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable fuel types.

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

As the 35th highest producer of electricity out of 58 counties in the state, Merced County generates 653,649 megawatt hours of electricity.

Merced County generates 2.25 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel types. This makes Merced County the 895th highest ranking county out of 3230 counties for renewable production per capita in the US.

Merced County released 219,949,412.54 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which makes them the 26th highest polluting county in the state.

Merced County is the 11th highest county out of 58 counties in the state for electricity generation from wind per capita, averaging 0.04 megawatt hours per resident produced from wind turbines.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,770,368 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.1 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    653,649 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    653,714 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -65 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.25 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    219,949,413 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    758.41 kg

Recent Energy News in Merced

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Merced Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Electricity Rate for February, 2024

36.5¢ per kWh

  • 14.56% higher than last month
  • 46.41% higher than February last year
  • 7.8% higher than the California average
  • 123.95% higher than the US average
  • 1,526th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 68 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 515 since February last year
  • 26,537th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 299 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,517 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Rate

36¢ per kWh

  • 2.75% higher than last month
  • 14.1% higher than February last year
  • 9.82% higher than the California average
  • 112.51% higher than the US average
  • 1,463rd in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 26,471st in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 113 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 158 since February last year

Average Residential Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$170.3 per month

  • 0.51% lower than last month
  • 37.68% higher than February last year
  • 11.15% higher than the California average
  • 35.84% higher than the US average
  • 1,487th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 114 since February last year
  • 23,789th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,345 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 10,647 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bill

$170.44 per month

  • 2.33% higher than last month
  • 0.76% higher than February last year
  • 6.78% higher than the California average
  • 28.61% higher than the US average
  • 1,484th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 25,030th in the US out of 26,964 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,054 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 323 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

37.07¢ per kWh

  • 7.15% higher than last month
  • 29.47% higher than February last year
  • 22.77% higher than the California average
  • 172.24% higher than the US average
  • 1,525th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 60 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 61 since February last year
  • 26,691st in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 75 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 511 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Rate

35.52¢ per kWh

  • 2.02% higher than last month
  • 11.65% higher than February last year
  • 17.62% higher than the California average
  • 151.57% higher than the US average
  • 1,465th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 65 since February last year
  • 26,635th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 10 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 60 since February last year

Average Commercial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$1,115.45 per month

  • 7.18% higher than last month
  • 29.57% higher than February last year
  • 7.44% higher than the California average
  • 33.33% lower than the US average
  • 1,505th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 64 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 108 since February last year
  • 25,022nd in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 36 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 502 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Commercial Bill

$1,079.66 per month

  • 2% higher than last month
  • 10.16% higher than February last year
  • 2.77% lower than the California average
  • 34.27% lower than the US average
  • 999th in the state out of 1,530 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 65 since February last year
  • 24,355th in the US out of 26,992 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 248 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 688 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Rate for February, 2024

27.67¢ per kWh

  • 7.76% higher than last month
  • 29.02% higher than February last year
  • 15.47% higher than the California average
  • 180.84% higher than the US average
  • 1,500th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 66 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 74 since February last year
  • 25,753rd in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 99 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 706 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Rate

27.85¢ per kWh

  • 1.9% higher than last month
  • 18.4% higher than February last year
  • 12.47% higher than the California average
  • 172.98% higher than the US average
  • 1,464th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 65 since February last year
  • 25,849th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 189 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 641 since February last year

Average Industrial Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$1,328.13 per month

  • 1.09% lower than last month
  • 14.68% higher than February last year
  • 45.27% lower than the California average
  • 95.67% lower than the US average
  • 912th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 3,675th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 70 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,601 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Industrial Bill

$2,241.43 per month

  • 0.64% higher than last month
  • 12.54% lower than February last year
  • 35.15% lower than the California average
  • 93.42% lower than the US average
  • 949th in the state out of 1,529 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since February last year
  • 4,799th in the US out of 26,382 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 562 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 716 since February last year

Merced, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Merced home pay an average residential electricity rate of 24.31 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.60% lower than the average California rate of 29.51 cents. With an estimated 987 total residential customers, Merced Irrigation District is the largest supplier in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Merced averages 1,202.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 1290th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 110,099,704.58 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 April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.421/kWh$0.167/kWh$256.55/mo.$68.05/mo.
197th22.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Merced
118th$137.82Average 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 DistrictBUNDLED20.47131.483,28317,051,200
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED35.40170.7810,706,9823,789,904,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.2574.530,6974,067,000

Zips with electric coverage in Merced, California include: 95340, 95348, 95341

Los Banos, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Los Banos home pay an average residential electricity rate of 33.04 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.97% more than the average California rate of 29.51 cents. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $153.21 per month. Peninsula Clean Energy sells an estimated 77,870.49 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other suppliers.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Los Banos averages 1,202.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 113th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 53,408,672.71 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 April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.421/kWh$0.167/kWh$256.55/mo.$68.05/mo.
685th35.40¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Los Banos
721st$170.78Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED35.40170.7810,706,9823,789,904,000
Peninsula Clean EnergyENERGY10.3147.461,530,250157,815,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.2574.530,6974,067,000

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Atwater, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants who call Atwater home pay an average residential electricity rate of 20.47 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 30.61% lower than the average California rate of 29.51 cents. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $131.4 per month, while the national average is $138.3. With an estimated 334 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 1,202.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 368th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for emissions efficiency. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 37,754,344.38 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 November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.205/kWh$0.160/kWh$131.40/mo.$96.82/mo.
185th20.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Atwater
106th$131.4Average 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 DistrictBUNDLED20.47131.483,28317,051,200

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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 452,695
Quinto Solar PV ProjectLS Power (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 281,916
Vega SolarVega Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 47,033
Dinosaur PointInternational Turbine Res Inc (100.00%)
Merced County CA Wind 11,076
Merced County CA Solar 8,545
Merced 1 PVGL Merced 2, LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 7,277
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 6,386
Merced Solar LLCMerced Solar LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 4,337
Mission Solar LLCMission Solar LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 4,303
Sun Harvest Solar NDP1EDF Renewables (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 3,837
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 3,732
2097 Helton Solar ProjectSolarenewal LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 3,368
Dos Palos CA Solar 1,635
Henry Miller RDHenry Miller Reclamation District (100.00%)
Dos Palos CA Solar 593
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric -85,614
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric -97,470

Merced County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. Merced County averages 758.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 2769th highest in the United States out of 3230 counties for emissions efficiency. A total of 219,949,412.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county each year. This is enough to rank 1118th highest in the country for total emissions. The county has 16 electricity producing plants, which is 105th highest in the United States.

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BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
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-0.01%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
-26.46%

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 13.47%. The countrywide average is 2.87%, meaning Merced County ranks 2961st 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: 100.00%
  • Gustine, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Livingston, California:
    • Merced Irrigation District: 100.00%
  • Los Banos, California:
    • Peninsula Clean Energy: 49.95%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.05%
  • Merced, California:
    • Merced Irrigation District: 83.69%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 16.31%

* 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 16 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?

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-03-29