Monterey County, CA: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Monterey County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Monterey County, California Electricity Overview

Wind produces 34,277 megawatt hours of electricity in Monterey County. This equals roughly 0.08 megawatt hours per person in Monterey County being generated from wind power, giving the county a rank of 477th highest county in the United States out of 3230 counties in that category.

Monterey County uses non-renewable fuel types to generate 12.91 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 5th highest county in the state for non-renewable production per capita.

Monterey County is 5th out of 58 counties in California for total natural gas generation, with 5,728,994.91 megawatt hours produced using the source.

Monterey County had a 4.72% drop in CO2 emissions per capita within the past 12 months.

Monterey County currently ranks 787th in the US out of 3230 counties for megawatt hours generated by solar power.

With 5,692 megawatt generated from solar power and 432,858 consumers in Monterey County, the county averages 0.01 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 36th out of 58 counties in California.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,642,348 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.1 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,681,069 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    91,063 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,590,006 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    13.12 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,005,940,828 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,323.95 kg

Recent Energy News in Salinas

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Salinas 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 117 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 511 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 51 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 702 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 has dropped by 41 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 603 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 716 since February last year

Salinas, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants of Salinas spend, on average, 32.88 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. This is 11.42% more than California's average rate of 29.51 cents. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the country, and Salinas is in on the action. They produce 27,987 megawatt hours by burning natural gas. This amount makes them as the 61st highest in California out of 1617 cities for natural gas production. Non-renewable fuels are used to generate 27,987 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of the city's total production.

Emissions in Salinas average 1,274.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 74th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 205,167,679.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 40th highest for total pollution in California. The city is home to 3 electricity producing plants, which is the 50th highest number of power plants within a city in California out of the state's 1617 cities. In Salinas, Natural Gas makes up 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity production.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Salinas

Salinas 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 Salinas
721st$170.78Average 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 EnergyENERGY9.7837.781,757,498171,867,200
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
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 Salinas, California include: 93906, 93905, 93901, 93907, 93908

Seaside, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants of Seaside spend, on average, 32.87 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. This is 11.39% more than California's average rate of 29.51 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $138.3, while the Seaside average is 8.61% more at $150.21 per month. Central Coast Community Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Emissions in Seaside average 1,202.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 368th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 39,233,209.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 251st 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 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 Seaside
721st$170.78Average 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 EnergyENERGY9.7837.781,757,498171,867,200
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyBUNDLED35.40170.7810,706,9823,789,904,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.2574.530,6974,067,000

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Monterey, CA Electricity Overview

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Inhabitants of Monterey spend, on average, 32.57 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. This is 10.37% more than California's average rate of 29.51 cents. The national average monthly residential power bill is $138.3, while the Monterey average is 6.54% more at $147.34 per month. Central Coast Community Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Emissions in Monterey average 1,202.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 1290th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 36,086,713.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 267th 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 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 Monterey
721st$170.78Average 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 EnergyENERGY9.7837.781,757,498171,867,200
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
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 Monterey, California include: 93955, 93940, 93950, 93923, 93953, 93943

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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 5,284,1742,002,435,690.92378.95
Salinas River CogenerationSalinas River Cogeneration Co (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Natural Gas 224,41084,836,042.2378.04
King City Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
King City CA Natural Gas 53,19422,104,053.16415.54
Marina Landfill GasMonterey Regional Waste Mgmt (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Landfill Gas 33,69516,901,193.02501.59
Aera San Ardo Cogen FacilityAera Energy LLC-San Ardo (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Natural Gas 22,2826,397,285.02287.11
TLR000 Hansen Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Salinas CA Natural Gas 18,9957,200,666.48379.08
Ameresco Johnson CanyonAmeresco (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Landfill Gas 10,1375,519,680.35544.51
King City PeakingCalpine (100.00%)
King City CA Natural Gas 9,0144,944,236.92548.51
Monterey One WaterMonterey One Water (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Other Biomass Gas 8,7272,559,977.5293.34
Taylor Farms - Schilling PlaceBloom Energy (100.00%)
Salinas CA Natural Gas 7,0942,752,063.02387.94
Foundation California Training FacilityFoundation Windpower (100.00%)
Soledad CA Wind 5,785
Foundation Mann PackingFoundation Windpower (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Wind 5,621
Foundation SaIinas Valley State PrisonFoundation Windpower (100.00%)
Soledad CA Wind 5,286
Foundation Dole Fresh VegetablesFoundation CA Fund X Manager LLC (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Wind 5,266
D'Arrigo Brothers - Phase 4D'Arrigo Brothers (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Solar 4,534
City of Soledad Water ReclamationFoundation Windpower (100.00%)
Soledad CA Wind 4,157
Foundation Scheid VineyardsFoundation Windpower (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Wind 4,134
Monterey County CA Wind 4,028
Taylor Farms SalinasTaylor Fresh Foods (100.00%)
Salinas CA Natural Gas 1,8987,129,406.93,756.27
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control AgencyBanyan SolarCity Owner 2010 LLC (100.00%)
Monterey County CA Solar 1,158

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 2,323.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 2461st worst in the country out of 3230 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 1,005,940,828.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 14th largest amount in California and 2461st in the United States. About 100.84% of electricity in Monterey County comes from production using Natural Gas. Other fuel sources used include Landfill Gas at 0.77% and Wind at 0.60%. Monterey County is home to 23 power producing plants, which is 63rd most in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
100.84%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.77%
WIND
Wind
0.60%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.12%
SOLAR
Solar
0.10%
OTHER
Other
-2.44%

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 13.97%. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.87% and the state average is 9.15%, resulting in a rank of 2962nd best in the country and a state rank of 18th best out of 3230 and 58 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Monterey County:

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%
  • Del Rey Oaks, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%
  • Gonzales, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Greenfield, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • King City, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 34.21%
    • King City Community Power: 31.58%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 34.21%
  • Marina, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 52.41%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 47.59%
  • Monterey, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 58.38%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 41.62%
  • Pacific Grove, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 57.69%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 42.31%
  • Salinas, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Sand City, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.81%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 85.19%
  • Seaside, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.26%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 49.74%
  • Soledad, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%

* 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 23 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, Central Coast Community Energy 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?

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06