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Santa Clara County, California Electricity Overview

Santa Clara County produces 63,734.04 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Santa Clara County 42nd in California out of 58 counties for total sustainable electricity generation.

On average, Santa Clara County citizens are responsible for 1,750.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person each year, while the statewide average emissions per capita is 1,550.29.

Santa Clara County is the 18th largest county in the US, with 1,936,259 citizens residing in the county.

At $116.8, the Santa Clara County average monthly residential electric expense is 11.50% lower than the state average bill.

Santa Clara County produces 17,581 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 20th in the state out of 58 counties for total megawatt hours produced using solar power.

Santa Clara County continues to make strides with the lowering of non-renewable fuel use for electricity purposes. The county has seen a 17.48% decline in the consumption of these fuels in their power plants within the past year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    12,142,154 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,841,196 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    63,734 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,777,462 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.98 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,388,475,372 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,750.01 kg

San Jose, CA Electricity Overview

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San Jose has an average residential electricity rate of 27.46 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the California and national average prices of 24.90 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. There are 2,734,517.66 megawatt hours produced by facilities in the city from the use of natural gas as the fuel source. This is the 6th most for a city out of 1617 cities in the state. San Jose Clean Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

On average, San Jose citizens emit 1,887.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 41st highest polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state. This comes to a total emissions amount of 1,912,848,884.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in San Jose, with 99.10% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Other Biomass Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 0.94% and 0.00% of generation, respectively. San Jose has 21 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 4th highest amount of power plants in a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Jose

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

Electric Companies With Service in San Jose, 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
San Jose Clean EnergyENERGY8.8741.871,790,192158,804,900

Zips with electric coverage in San Jose, California include: 95035, 95123, 95127, 95014, 95111, 95112, 95051, 95122, 95116, 95125, 95124 and 30 other zip code(s).

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Sunnyvale, CA Electricity Overview

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Sunnyvale has an average residential electricity rate of 28.70 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the California and national average prices of 24.90 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. There are 38,655.1 megawatt hours produced by facilities in the city from the use of natural gas as the fuel source. This is the 54th most for a city out of 1617 cities in the state. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

On average, Sunnyvale citizens emit 1,394.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 74th highest polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state. This comes to a total emissions amount of 217,342,104.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Sunnyvale, with 87.83% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Landfill Gas and Other Biomass Gas make up 6.82% and 5.36% of generation, respectively. Sunnyvale has 6 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 17th highest amount of power plants in a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sunnyvale

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

Electric Companies With Service in Sunnyvale, 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

Zips with electric coverage in Sunnyvale, California include: 95014, 95051, 94087, 94086, 94043, 95054, 94024, 94085, 94089, 95002

Santa Clara, CA Electricity Overview

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Santa Clara has an average residential electricity rate of 13.56 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the inhabitants, this price is below both the California and national average prices of 24.90 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the nation, and Santa Clara is in on the action. They produce 812,920 megawatt hours from the use of natural gas as the fuel source. This amount ranks the city as the 20th highest in the state out of 1617 cities for totalnatural gas generation. With annual production of 813,016 megawatt hours, the city is the 22nd highest generator of electricity in California.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Santa Clara averages 2,792.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. This adds up to total emissions of 356,447,189.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 19th highest for total emissions in California. The city is home to 12 power plants, which is the 8th highest number of plants within a city in California out of the state's 1617 cities. Santa Clara's primary fuel source is Natural Gas, with 99.99% of electricity production using this fuel source.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Santa Clara

Santa Clara residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.059/kWh$75.93/mo.$25.00/mo.
18th13.56¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Santa Clara
3rd$56.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Santa Clara Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Santa Clara, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Silicon Valley Clean EnergyENERGY8.0140.711,484,079118,912,000
Sillicon Valley PowerBUNDLED13.5656.66709,028247,55433,580,020

Zips with electric coverage in Santa Clara, California include: 95051, 94087, 94086, 95050, 95126, 95128, 95117, 95054, 94085, 95110, 95053

Electricity Production in Santa Clara County, California

Power Plants in Santa Clara County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Metcalf Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 2,255,613928,123,079.24411.47
Donald Von Raesfeld Power PlantSillicon Valley Power (100.00%)
Santa Clara CA Natural Gas 659,060288,810,302.34438.22
Los Esteros Critical Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 216,591100,004,092.16461.72
Gilroy Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
Gilroy CA Natural Gas 100,66741,790,798.84415.14
SJ/SC WPCPSan Jose/Santa Clara Water P C (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 60,61328,931,132.42477.31
Santa Clara CA Natural Gas 43,32227,005,258.42623.36
Equinix Caspian Dr. Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Santa Clara County CA Natural Gas 36,99114,178,905.44383.31
Mission College Blvd. Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Santa Clara CA Natural Gas 34,64414,140,330.82408.16
EQX011 Duane Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Santa Clara CA Natural Gas 33,69212,787,406.94379.54
Equinix Great Oaks Blvd. Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 32,77813,093,191.72399.45
EQX015 Great Oaks Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 28,48811,137,028.7390.94
San Jose CogenerationSan Jose State University Fclts Dev &Ops (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 26,92213,132,403.06487.79
Equinix Lundy Ave. Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 24,9759,772,643.86391.3
Gilroy Peaking Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Gilroy CA Natural Gas 23,08213,979,452.9605.64
EQX010 Great Oaks Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 20,4037,508,467.54368.01
Agnews Power PlantCalpine (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 18,7029,739,587.48520.78
AGT000 Stevens Creek Fuel Cell2016 ESA Project Company, LLC (100.00%)
Santa Clara CA Natural Gas 16,8986,492,952.2384.24
Apple Campus 2 PVApple (100.00%)
Cupertino CA Solar 15,401
Apple Campus 2 Fuel CellApple (100.00%)
Cupertino CA Landfill Gas 14,93410,251,177.11686.43
APP Prune A-DApple (100.00%)
Cupertino CA Natural Gas 14,9349,707,380.06650.02

Santa Clara County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

On average, Santa Clara County citizens emit 1,750.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 10th worst polluting county out of 58 counties in California and 2609th out of 3221 counties nationally. This equals a total pollution amount of 3,388,475,371.9 kilograms. Natural Gas makes up 98.36% of the fuel used for electricity production in Santa Clara County. Other Biomass Gas and Landfill Gas are also important fuel types in the county, with 0.73% and 0.47% of total electricity production coming from each fuel source, respectively. Santa Clara County is home to 49 electricity generation plants, which is 10th highest in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
98.36%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.73%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.47%
SOLAR
Solar
0.46%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%
OTHER
Other
-0.03%

Santa Clara County, California Net Metering

Santa Clara County has 4 out of 8 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of California has favorable state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 providers who are reporting energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 14.50%. With a state average energy loss of 11.94%, Santa Clara County is the 14th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Santa Clara County:

  • Campbell, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
  • Cupertino, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
  • Gilroy, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
  • Los Altos, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
  • Los Altos Hills, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
  • Los Gatos, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
  • Milpitas, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
  • Monte Sereno, California:
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
  • Morgan Hill, California:
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
  • Mountain View, California:
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
  • Palo Alto, California:
    • Pilot Power Group: 1.30%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 1.30%
    • Freedom Energy: 1.30%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 1.30%
    • StateWise Energy: 1.30%
    • Palo Alto Utilities: 90.88%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 1.30%
    • Hudson Energy: 1.30%
  • San Jose, California:
    • Hudson Energy: 12.52%
    • StateWise Energy: 12.52%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 12.52%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 12.52%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 12.52%
    • Pilot Power Group: 12.52%
    • Freedom Energy: 12.52%
    • San Jose Clean Energy: 12.38%
  • Santa Clara, California:
    • Silicon Valley Clean Energy: 49.92%
    • Sillicon Valley Power: 50.08%
  • Saratoga, California:
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
  • Sunnyvale, California:
    • Commercial Energy of California: 14.29%
    • StateWise Energy: 14.29%
    • Public Power & Utility of Maryland: 14.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 14.29%
    • Pilot Power Group: 14.29%
    • Hudson Energy: 14.29%
    • Freedom Energy: 14.29%

* 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 Santa Clara County, California?

By total megawatt hours sold, Sillicon Valley Power is the largest electricity company in Santa Clara County, California.

How many power plants are located within Santa Clara County, California?

There are 49 active electricity plants located in Santa Clara County, California

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

There are 8 electricity companies serving consumers in Santa Clara County, California.

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

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-08-09