Monterey County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Monterey County, California Electricity Overview

Monterey County uses non-renewable sources to produce 11.95 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 6th highest county in California for non-renewable production per capita.

At an average residential rate of 26.91 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, customers in Monterey County pay a 86.09% markup from the national average rate.

Monterey County uses only 51.97% of the electricity generated in the county, meaning they can store or export the remaining 48.03%.

About 0.07% of the county's production comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 489th highest county out of 3221 counties in the country for total hydroelectric generation.

Monterey County emitted 1,039,407,460.59 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which ranks it as the 339th worst polluting county out of 3221 counties in the United States.

With 1,319 megawatt generated from solar power and 439,035 residents in Monterey County, the county averages 0 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 38th in California out of 58 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,753,160 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,297,102 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    49,510 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,247,592 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    12.07 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,039,407,461 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,367.48 kg

Salinas, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants of Salinas spend, on average, 27.05 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. This is 8.62% more than California's average rate of 24.90 cents. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the country, and Salinas is in on the action. They produce 24,289 megawatt hours by burning natural gas. This amount makes them as the 65th highest in California out of 1617 cities for natural gas production. Non-renewable fuels are used to generate 24,289 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of the city's total production.

Emissions in Salinas average 1,353.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 90th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 221,317,275.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 39th highest for total pollution in California. The city is home to one electricity producing plant. Salinas' primary fuel utilized for electricity production is Natural Gas. The city generates 100.00% of the total generation in the city from this fuel.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Salinas

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

Electric Companies With Service in Salinas, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Coast Community EnergyENERGY7.5230.991,204,48890,635,000
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 Salinas, California include: 93906, 93905, 93901, 93907, 93908

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Seaside, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants of Seaside spend, on average, 27.04 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. This is 8.58% more than California's average rate of 24.90 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $129.86, while the Seaside average is 11.09% lower at $115.46 per month. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Emissions in Seaside average 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 169th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 43,027,657.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 253rd highest for total pollution in California. Because there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, electricity providers who service Seaside must bring in all of the megawatt hours they consume each year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Seaside

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

Electric Companies With Service in Seaside, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Coast Community EnergyENERGY7.5230.991,204,48890,635,000
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED28.42154.9512,252,0853,481,804,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600

Monterey, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants of Monterey spend, on average, 26.68 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. This is 7.14% more than California's average rate of 24.90 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $129.86, while the Monterey average is 11.60% lower at $114.79 per month. Central Coast Community Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Emissions in Monterey average 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 169th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 40,172,086.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 271st highest for total pollution in California. Because there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, electricity providers who service Monterey must bring in all of the megawatt hours they consume each year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Monterey

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

Electric Companies With Service in Monterey, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Coast Community EnergyENERGY7.5230.991,204,48890,635,000
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 Monterey, California include: 93955, 93940, 93950, 93923, 93953, 93943

Electricity Production in Monterey County, California

Power Plants in Monterey County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Dynegy Moss Landing Power Plant HybridDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Natural Gas 4,888,6971,836,726,445.68375.71
Salinas River CogenerationSalinas River Cogeneration Co (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Natural Gas 278,582104,842,315.2376.34
King City Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
King City CA Natural Gas 44,547.4518,423,864.62413.58
Marina Landfill GasMonterey Regional Waste Mgmt (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Landfill Gas 34,85917,243,709.48494.67
TLR000 Hansen Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Salinas CA Natural Gas 24,2899,052,195.18372.69
King City PeakingCalpine (100.00%)
King City CA Natural Gas 11,1306,278,430.62564.1
Ameresco Johnson CanyonAmeresco (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Landfill Gas 9,4285,214,393.94553.08
Aera San Ardo Cogen FacilityAera Energy LLC-San Ardo (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Natural Gas 7,0622,047,160.92289.88
Nacimiento Hydro ProjectMonterey Cnty Water Res Agency (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 3,904
D'Arrigo Brothers - Phase 4
Monterey County CA Solar 3,084
Cal Flats BESSLS Power (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source 1,995
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control AgencyBanyan SolarCity Owner 2010 LLC (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Solar 1,319
Elkhorn Battery Energy Storage SystemPacific Gas and Electric Company (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -8,710

Monterey 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. Monterey County averages 2,367.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 2476th worst in the country out of 3221 counties for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of Monterey County from electricity consumption is 1,039,407,460.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 16th largest amount in California and 2476th in the United States. About 99.79% of electricity in Monterey County comes from production using Natural Gas. Other fuel sources used include Landfill Gas at 0.84% and Conventional Hydroelectric at 0.07%. Monterey County is home to 13 power producing plants, which is 96th most in the country.

NATURAL GAS
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
99.79%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.84%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.07%
SOLAR
Solar
0.02%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.73%

Monterey County, California Net Metering

Monterey County has 1 out of 5 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Citizens of California have highly favorable net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of some additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Monterey County has 4 companies who report energy loss. The average energy loss for these 4 providers is 15.50%. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 11.94%, resulting in a rank of 2957th best in the country and a state rank of 22nd best out of 3221 and 58 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Monterey County:

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Del Rey Oaks, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
  • Gonzales, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
  • Greenfield, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
  • King City, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 11.21%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 11.21%
    • Pilot Power Group: 11.21%
    • Freedom Energy: 11.21%
    • King City Community Power: 10.34%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 11.21%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 11.21%
    • StateWise Energy: 11.21%
    • Hudson Energy: 11.21%
  • Marina, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.34%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.34%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.34%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.34%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.34%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.34%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.34%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 13.59%
  • Monterey, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 11.90%
    • Hudson Energy: 11.90%
    • Pilot Power Group: 11.90%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 11.90%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 11.90%
    • StateWise Energy: 11.90%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 16.69%
    • Freedom Energy: 11.90%
  • Pacific Grove, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 11.96%
    • Hudson Energy: 11.96%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 16.30%
    • Pilot Power Group: 11.96%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 11.96%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 11.96%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 11.96%
    • StateWise Energy: 11.96%
  • Salinas, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Sand City, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 7.84%
    • Pilot Power Group: 7.84%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 7.84%
    • StateWise Energy: 7.84%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 7.84%
    • Hudson Energy: 7.84%
    • Freedom Energy: 7.84%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 45.11%
  • Seaside, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.48%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.48%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.48%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.48%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.48%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.48%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.48%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.62%
  • Soledad, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%

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

FAQ

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

Monterey County, California has 13 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Monterey County, California?

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

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

Monterey County, California is home to 5 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Monterey County, California?

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