San Mateo County, California Electric Profile

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San Mateo County is 36th in California out of 58 counties in solar power generation, with 2,928 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

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The nationwide average residential price per kilowatt hour is 13.45 cents, while residents of San Mateo County pay an average rate of 86.99% more than the national average at 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour.

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San Mateo County saw a 9.09% rise in CO2 emissions per capita over the course of the previous year.

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San Mateo County has a population of 766,573 residents.

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San Mateo County continues to make strides with the reduction of non-renewable fuel type usage. The county has accomplished a 2.68% reduction in the consumption of these fuel types for electricity generation over the previous 12 months.

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San Mateo County ranks 825th in the nation out of 3220 counties for total production of electricity from non-renewable energy sources, with 28,591.3 of the county’s 121,414 megawatt hours coming from those fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,774,475 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.23 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    121,414 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    92,823 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    28,591 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.16 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,156,071,383 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,508.1 kg

Daly City, CA Electric Overview

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Daly City has an average residential electricity price of 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.05% higher than the average state rate of 21.86 cents. The California average monthly residential electric bill is $125.67, while the Daly City average is 20.14% higher at $150.98 per month. This ranks the city 734th in the state for average monthly bill amount. With 266 residential customers, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest supplier in the city.

Electricity consumption in Daly City results in 156,977,355.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 72nd most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 119th worst in the state in emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 1,471.52 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is tied for last in the state for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Daly City

Daly City 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 Daly City
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Daly City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Daly City, California

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

San Mateo, CA Electric Overview

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San Mateo's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 15.05% more than the state's average price of 21.86 cents. Selling 6,478.54 megawatt hours per year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $150.98 per month, while the California average is $125.67.

San Mateo emits 1,471.52 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 119th highest polluting city out of 1522 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 153,528,112.34 kilograms, which is the 78th worst total amount of pollution for any city in California. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Mateo

San Mateo 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 San Mateo
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Mateo Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Mateo, California

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

Zips with electric coverage in San Mateo, California include: 94403, 94404, 94401, 94402

Redwood City, CA Electric Overview

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Redwood City has an average residential electricity rate of 25.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 86.99% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the US, and Redwood City is in on the action. They produce 366.3 megawatt hours from natural gas as the fuel source. This amount ranks them as the 117th highest out of 1522 cities in the state for totalnatural gas generation. Electricity generation plants in the city have had a 10.59% drop in the amount of fossil and other non-renewable fuel sources used last year.

Electricity consumption in Redwood City creates 126,610,736.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 107th most of any city in the state. The city also ranks 116th worst in the state in emissions per citizen, averaging 1,475.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. Other Biomass Gas is the fuel of choice in Redwood City, with 93.50% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Natural Gas and Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source make up 6.11% and 0.38% of production, respectively. Redwood City has one power producing plant, which is 132nd most in California.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Redwood City

Redwood City 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 Redwood City
686th$150.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Redwood City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Redwood City, California

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

Zips with electric coverage in Redwood City, California include: 94061, 94063, 94070, 94062, 94002, 94065

Energy Production in San Mateo County, California

Power Plants in San Mateo County, California

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Ameresco Ox MountainAMERESCO Ox Mountain Energy LLC (100.00%)
San Mateo County CA Landfill Gas 84,29345,332,454.42537.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SRI International Cogen ProjectSRI International (100.00%)
San Mateo County CA Natural Gas 28,2029,603,541.64340.53No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Silicon Valley Clean WaterSilicon Valley Clean Water (100.00%)
Redwood City CA Other Biomass Gas 5,9911,793,297.89299.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shelter Creek Condominiums SolarSCP 7, LLP (100.00%)
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San Mateo County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity production purposes, San Mateo County's primary fuel source is Landfill Gas, accounting for 84,293 megawatt hours, or 69.43% of generation in the county. Natural Gas and Other Biomass Gas are also important fuel sources in the county, with 23.53% and 4.61% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel source, respectively. Roughly 1,156,071,382.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in the county due to electricity use. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 1,508.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them 2676th highest county in the nation for CO2 pollution per capita. San Mateo County is home to 4 electricity producing plants, which is the 623rd most plants within a county and the 2027th highest amount of plants per person out of the nation's 3220 counties.

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Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
69.43%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
23.53%
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Other Biomass Gas
4.61%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
2.41%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
0.02%

San Mateo County, California Net Metering

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the only provider we have covering San Mateo County. Fortunately for consumers they do offer net metering options, making personal solar power installs possible. Residents of California have favorable net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

San Mateo County has an average of 38.18% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in San Mateo County having a rank of 2967th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in San Mateo County, California

Providers In Each City in San Mateo County:

  • Atherton, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Belmont, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Brisbane, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Burlingame, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Colma, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Daly City, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • East Palo Alto, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Foster City, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Half Moon Bay, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Hillsborough, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Menlo Park, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Millbrae, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Pacifica, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Portola Valley, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Redwood City, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • San Bruno, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • San Carlos, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • San Mateo, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • South San Francisco, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Woodside, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in San Mateo County, California?

By total customer count, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity company in San Mateo County, California.

How many power plants are located in San Mateo County, California?

There are 4 active electricity plants in San Mateo County, California

What electricity companies offer service in San Mateo County, California?

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1Pacific Gas and Electric Company15,729

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16