Santa Barbara County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Santa Barbara County, California Electricity Overview

Santa Barbara County has emissions of 1,294.63 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 2715th highest polluting county in the United States by per capita emissions.

Santa Barbara County generates 0 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 1075th highest county in the United States for non-renewable production per capita.

Over the course of the previous year, Santa Barbara County had a 9.20% drop in CO2 emissions per capita.

Within the previous year, Santa Barbara County has seen a 3.76% decrease in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production.

At $113.02, the Santa Barbara County average monthly residential electricity bill is 14.36% lower than the state average bill.

With 448,229 residents living within the county and 80,471 megawatt hours produced each year, Santa Barbara County has a per capita production of 0.18 megawatt hours. This is the 1725th largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the US.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,810,815 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    80,471 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    78,595 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,876 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.18 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    580,290,294 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,294.63 kg

Santa Maria, CA Electricity Overview

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Santa Maria's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 27.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.62% higher than California's average rate of 24.90 cents and 87.04% more than the US average of 14.46 cents. Selling an estimated 10,595.56 megawatt hours each year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $129.86, while the Santa Maria average is 11.07% less at $115.48 per month.

Emissions in Santa Maria average 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 1223rd worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in California based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 145,845,492.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 73rd largest emissions amount in California. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Santa Maria

Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria
704th$154.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Santa Maria Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Santa Maria, 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 Santa Maria, California include: 93458, 93455, 93454

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Santa Barbara, CA Electricity Overview

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Santa Barbara's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 25.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.05% higher than California's average rate of 24.90 cents and 74.00% more than the US average of 14.46 cents. Selling an estimated 20,782.25 megawatt hours each year, Southern California Edison is the largest supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $129.86, while the Santa Barbara average is 20.49% less at $103.25 per month.

Emissions in Santa Barbara average 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 106th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in California based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 117,872,064.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 102nd largest emissions amount in California. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.338/kWh$0.000/kWh$232.98/mo.$0.00/mo.
251st25.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Santa Barbara
250th$130.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Santa Barbara Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Santa Barbara, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pilot Power GroupENERGY13.236.79995131,600
Southern California EdisonBUNDLED25.31129.7920,393,8155,162,112,000

Zips with electric coverage in Santa Barbara, California include: 93117, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93110, 93109, 93108

Lompoc, CA Electricity Overview

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Lompoc's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 15.37 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, fortunately for their citizens, 38.28% below the state's average price of 24.90 cents, ranking the city at 77th best for average electricity rate out of 1617 cities in California. Selling an estimated 126,227.94 megawatt hours each year, Lompoc Utilities is the largest supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $129.86, while the Lompoc average is 61.56% less at $49.92 per month.

Emissions in Lompoc average 1,329.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 169th worst polluting city out of 1617 cities in California based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 59,084,261.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 208th largest emissions amount in California. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lompoc

Lompoc residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.154/kWh$53.95/mo.$49.92/mo.
78th15.37¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lompoc
2nd$49.92Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lompoc Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lompoc, 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
Lompoc UtilitiesBUNDLED15.3749.9252,235.998,027,893.8

Electricity Production in Santa Barbara County, California

Power Plants in Santa Barbara County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Cuyama Solar, LLCCuyama Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Santa Barbara County CA Solar 78,595
EllwoodEllwood Power, LLC (100.00%)
Goleta CA Natural Gas 1,8761,470,027.3783.61/2024

Santa Barbara County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Santa Barbara County average 1,294.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, making them the 2715th worst polluting county in the country based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the county from electricity consumption is 580,290,293.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 561st highest amount in the nation. Solar is the primary fuel type in Santa Barbara County, with 97.67% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Santa Barbara County has 2 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 980th highest number of power plants in a county.

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97.67%
NATURAL GAS
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2.33%

Santa Barbara County, California Net Metering

Santa Barbara County has 3 out of 6 electricity suppliers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Residents of California have great net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Santa Barbara County has 4 providers who report energy loss from their electricity grid. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 14.36%. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Santa Barbara County a rank of 13th best in California out of 58 counties.

Providers In Each City in Santa Barbara County:

  • Buellton, 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%
  • Carpinteria, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.06%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.06%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.06%
    • Southern California Edison: 12.06%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 15.61%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.06%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.06%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.06%
  • Goleta, California:
    • Southern California Edison: 12.49%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.49%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.49%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.49%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.49%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.49%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.54%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.49%
  • Guadalupe, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
  • Lompoc, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.20%
    • Lompoc Utilities: 49.80%
  • Santa Barbara, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Southern California Edison: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • Santa Maria, California:
    • 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%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
  • Solvang, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 12.50%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.50%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.50%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.50%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.50%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 12.50%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.50%
    • Hudson Energy: 12.50%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are in Santa Barbara County, California?

There are 2 power plants located in Santa Barbara County, California

How many electric companies offer service in Santa Barbara County, California?

There are 6 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Santa Barbara County, California.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Santa Barbara County, California?

By total megawatt hours sold, Central Coast Community Energy is the largest electricity provider in Santa Barbara County, California.

Which electricity companies offer service in Santa Barbara County, California?

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-04