San Luis Obispo County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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San Luis Obispo County, California Electricity Overview

There was a 57.00% decline in CO2 emissions per capita in the past year in San Luis Obispo County.

San Luis Obispo County is the 5th highest producer of solar energy by megawatt hours produced in the state out of 58 counties.

As the 3rd highest generator of electricity in the state out of 58 counties, San Luis Obispo County produces 20,651,709 megawatt hours of electricity.

San Luis Obispo County comes in as the 2859th worst pollution level due to electricity consumption out of 3221 counties in the nation, releasing 549,969.61 kilograms of CO2 gases.

There was a 27.92% increase in the use of non-renewable electricity sources during the course of the past 12 months in San Luis Obispo County.

As the 2nd highest county in California for non-renewable generation per capita, San Luis Obispo County generates 63.95 megawatt hours per person each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,771,063 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    20,651,709 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,589,935 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    18,061,774 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    73.12 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    549,970 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1.95 kg

San Luis Obispo, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, San Luis Obispo's citizens purchase residential electricity for 27.05 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 8.62% above California's average price of 24.90 cents, ranking the city at 687th out of 1617 cities in California for lowest average electricity rate. Selling an estimated 6,110.34 megawatt hours, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $115.48 per month, while the state average is $131.98.

In San Luis Obispo, there are no power producing plants. The citizens must depend on electricity produced outside of the city. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 62,565,984.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 203rd largest amount in California out of 1617 cities. More importantly, the city averages 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Luis Obispo Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Luis Obispo, 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

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El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA Electricity Overview

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On average, El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)'s citizens purchase residential electricity for 27.08 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 8.74% above California's average price of 24.90 cents, ranking the city at 756th out of 1617 cities in California for lowest average electricity rate. Selling an estimated 8,968.32 megawatt hours, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $115.52 per month, while the state average is $131.98.

In El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), there are no power producing plants. The citizens must depend on electricity produced outside of the city. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 41,863,094.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 262nd largest amount in California out of 1617 cities. More importantly, the city averages 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) 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 El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) Residents

Electric Companies With Service in El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), 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

Atascadero, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, Atascadero's citizens purchase residential electricity for 28.70 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 15.26% above California's average price of 24.90 cents, ranking the city at 960th out of 1617 cities in California for lowest average electricity rate. Selling an estimated 11,902.78 megawatt hours, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $116.01 per month, while the state average is $131.98.

In Atascadero, there are no power producing plants. The citizens must depend on electricity produced outside of the city. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 39,580,499.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 274th largest amount in California out of 1617 cities. More importantly, the city averages 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Atascadero

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

Electric Companies With Service in Atascadero, 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
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600

Electricity Production in San Luis Obispo County, California

Power Plants in San Luis Obispo County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
San Luis Obispo County CA Nuclear 18,061,7748/2025
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 1,227,356
California Valley Solar RanchClearway Energy (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 690,646
CA Flats Solar 150, LLCLS Power (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 348,175
CA Flats Solar 130, LLCCalifornia Flats Solar (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 296,019
Cold Canyon 1Toro Energy of California SLO (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Landfill Gas 11,0376,412,993.27581.04
Stenner Creek SolarStenner Creek Solar LLC (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 10,555
Vintner SolarEcos Energy LLC (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 4,428
Meridian VineyardsBank of America Leasing & Capital LLC (100.00%)
San Luis Obispo County CA Solar 1,719

San Luis Obispo County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In San Luis Obispo County, Nuclear makes up 87.46% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Totaling Nuclear with Solar (12.49%) and Landfill Gas (0.05%), the three fuel types account for 100.00% of the production. For every resident in the county there are 1.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. At 1.95 kilograms per person and 39,538,223 residents in the county, the county emits 549,969.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. There are 9 electricity plants in San Luis Obispo County, which is the 29th most power plants in a county in the state.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
87.46%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
12.49%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.05%

San Luis Obispo County, California Net Metering

Approximately 25.00% of the electric providers in San Luis Obispo County offer net metering to their customers. The state has favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in San Luis Obispo County that report energy loss. Combined, these 3 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 17.93% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 11.94%, resulting in a rank of 2971st best in the nation and a state rank of 36th best out of 3221 and 58 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in San Luis Obispo County:

  • Arroyo Grande, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
  • Atascadero, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.54%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.54%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.54%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.54%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.20%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.54%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.54%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.54%
  • Grover Beach, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Morro Bay, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 11.21%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 11.21%
    • Freedom Energy: 11.21%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 11.21%
    • Pilot Power Group: 11.21%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 11.21%
    • Hudson Energy: 11.21%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 21.55%
  • Pismo Beach, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 9.31%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 9.31%
    • Pilot Power Group: 9.31%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 34.86%
    • Hudson Energy: 9.31%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 9.31%
    • StateWise Energy: 9.31%
    • Freedom Energy: 9.31%
  • San Luis Obispo, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in San Luis Obispo County, California?

San Luis Obispo County, California has 4 electricity companies offering service in the area.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in San Luis Obispo County, California?

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

What electricity companies offer service in San Luis Obispo County, California?

How many power plants are within San Luis Obispo County, California?

There are 9 power plants located in San Luis Obispo County, California

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