Merced County, California Electric Profile

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Merced County is 210th in the national rankings for total megawatt hours generated from renewable energy, with 1,003,064.3 megawatt hours generated from renewable sources.

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Merced County had a 48.16% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.

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Over the previous 12 months, Merced County has had a 29.32% increase in generation of electricity from solar power, up from 701,431 megawatt hours a year to 907,110 megawatt hours a year.

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Merced County has the 29th highest electricity generation out of 58 counties in California, producing 1,003,156 megawatt hours.

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With a US average residential electric bill of $120.24, Merced County residents pay about 22.09% more than their fellow Americans per month for electricity.

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Wind turbines produce 0.03 megawatt hours per year per capita for Merced County citizens, which is 9th highest county out of 58 counties in California.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,729,485 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.23 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,003,156 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,003,064 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    92 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.61 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    278,809,982 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,004.07 kg

Merced, CA Electric Overview

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Merced has an average residential electricity price of 18.72 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.36% lower than the average California price of 21.86 cents and 39.19% higher than the national average of 13.45 cents. With 862 residential customers, Merced Irrigation District is the largest provider in the city.

Merced is home to zero power producing plants. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. The city averages 1,471.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use. A total of 121,638,799.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city each year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Merced

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.313/kWh$0.167/kWh$216.86/mo.$68.05/mo.
256th18.72¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Merced
624th$125.31Average residential monthly electricity bill for Merced Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Merced, California

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Merced Irrigation DistrictBUNDLED17.47120.3No DataIcon representing missing value.76,17713,306,100
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED25.15150.98No DataIcon representing missing value.14,550,5163,659,675,000
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

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

Los Banos, CA Electric Overview

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Los Banos's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.05% above California's average price of 21.86 cents and 86.99% more than the national average of 13.45 cents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $120.24, while the Los Banos average is 25.56% more at $150.98 per month.

Electricity use in Los Banos creates 57,262,735.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 223rd most of any city in California. The city also ranks 422nd worst in California in pollution per resident, averaging 1,471.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 242,369.5 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Los Banos

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.313/kWh$0.167/kWh$216.86/mo.$68.05/mo.
665th25.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Los Banos
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Los Banos Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Los Banos, California

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Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED25.15150.98No DataIcon representing missing value.14,550,5163,659,675,000
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Atwater, CA Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 17.47 cents per kilowatt hour for Atwater, which is 20.10% lower than California's average price of 21.86 cents. This means the city is 231st best for average electricity rate out of 1522 cities in the state. Selling 12,902.66 megawatt hours, Merced Irrigation District is the largest supplier in the city.

Atwater has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 43,109,654.46 kilograms, which is 273rd highest in the state out of 1522 cities. The city averages 1,471.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 422nd highest city in California in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Atwater

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.160/kWh$120.30/mo.$96.82/mo.
232nd17.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Atwater
236th$120.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Atwater Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Atwater, California

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Merced Irrigation DistrictBUNDLED17.47120.3No DataIcon representing missing value.76,17713,306,100
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Energy Production in Merced County, California

Power Plants in Merced County, California

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Wright Solar ParkWright Solar Park LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 520,222No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Quinto Solar PV ProjectLS Power (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 266,081No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
El Nido FacilityMerced Power LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Wood/Wood Waste Solids 54,426107,206,044.261,969.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced County CA Solar 51,181No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Vega SolarVega Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 43,083No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 19,840No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dinosaur PointInternational Turbine Res Inc (100.00%)
Merced County CA Wind 9,553No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced County CA Solar 8,151No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 7,116No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced 1 PVGL Merced 2, LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 6,702No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 5,184No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mission Solar LLCMission Solar LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 4,002No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Merced Solar LLCMerced Solar LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 3,868No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
2097 Helton Solar ProjectSolarenewal LLC (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 3,647No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sun Harvest Solar NDP1EDF Renewables (100.00%)
Merced County CA Solar 171No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Santa Nella CDP CA Conventional Hydroelectric -19,911No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Merced County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Merced County results in the release of 278,809,982.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is 979th highest in the US out of 3220 counties and 26th highest in California out of 58 counties. The county also ranks 2767th highest in pollution per resident, averaging 1,004.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per person in the county. About 90.43% of electricity in Merced County comes from generation using Solar. Taken together with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (5.42%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (3.20%), these three fuel types make up 993,511.3 megawatt hours (or 99.04%) of the county electricity generation. Merced County is home to 16 electricity generation plants, which is the 25th highest number of plants within a county in California and the 28th highest rate of plants per person out of the state's 3220 counties.

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Solar
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90.43%
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5.42%
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3.20%
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0.95%
GASEOUS PROPANE
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0.01%
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-0.00%

Merced County, California Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Merced County include Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Merced Irrigation District, and Turlock Irrigation District The state of California has favorable state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Merced County has 3 providers who report energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 20.76%. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Merced County a rank of 16th best in California out of 58 counties.

Providers In Each City in Merced County:

  • Atwater, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Merced Irrigation District: 50.00%
  • Dos Palos, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Gustine, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Livingston, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.06%
    • Merced Irrigation District: 49.94%
  • Los Banos, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Merced, California:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 8.17%
    • Merced Irrigation District: 41.83%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Merced County, California?

The largest electricity company in Merced County, California by total customer count is Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

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

There are 16 electricity plants located in Merced County, California

Which electricity companies offer service in Merced County, California?

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1Pacific Gas and Electric Company56,729
2Turlock Irrigation District14,138
3Merced Irrigation District10,814
4Western Area Power Administration2

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

Merced County, California is home to 4 electricity companies serving consumers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16