Electric Rates & Providers in Santa Clara County, CA

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Santa Clara County, California Electricity Overview

While the national average residential electricity rate is 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour, Santa Clara County's average is 128.21% above that at 36.68 cents per kilowatt hour.

Santa Clara County generates 0.94% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 0.02 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

With a national average residential electric bill of $137.93, Santa Clara County citizens, on average, pay about 19.23% more than their fellow Americans per month for electricity.

Santa Clara County has the 14th highest electricity production out of 58 counties in California, generating 3,964,004 megawatt hours.

The 3,926,618.45 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuel types ranks Santa Clara County at 271st out of 3230 counties in the US in non-renewable energy generation.

Santa Clara County has a population of 1,870,945 residents.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    11,337,401 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.06 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,964,004 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    37,386 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,926,618 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.12 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,086,209,179 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,649.55 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in San Jose

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San Jose Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

42.73¢ per kWh

  • 17.07% higher than last month
  • 29.6% higher than March last year
  • 31.57% higher than the California average
  • 155.56% higher than the US average
  • 1,581st in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 62 since March last year
  • 31,484th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 91 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 541 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

36.81¢ per kWh

  • 2.26% higher than last month
  • 16.2% higher than March last year
  • 23.39% higher than the California average
  • 129.03% higher than the US average
  • 1,521st in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 31,329th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 23 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 167 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$158.34 per month

  • 7.02% lower than last month
  • 5.16% higher than March last year
  • 16.27% higher than the California average
  • 31.34% higher than the US average
  • 1,528th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 16 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 64 since March last year
  • 29,050th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 888 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,962 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$171.09 per month

  • 0.38% higher than last month
  • 0% lower than March last year
  • 18.4% higher than the California average
  • 25.92% higher than the US average
  • 1,539th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 29,288th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 220 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 21 since March last year

San Jose, CA Electricity Overview

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San Jose has an average residential electricity rate of 36.81 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the California and national average prices of 29.83 and 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. There are 3,043,185.64 megawatt hours produced by facilities in the city from the use of natural gas as the fuel source. This is the 5th 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 1,869.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 28th highest polluting city out of 1617 cities in the state. This comes to a total emissions amount of 1,816,232,835.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in San Jose, with 98.78% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Other Biomass Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 1.21% and 0.00% of generation, respectively. San Jose has 4 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 9th 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 March and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.427/kWh$0.167/kWh$256.55/mo.$68.05/mo.
1521st36.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of San Jose
1539th$171.09Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED36.09171.5810,475,2493,780,849,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.3478.4727,892.264,278,401.6
San Jose Clean EnergyENERGY15.2257.61,488,746.12226,606,850.22

Zips with electric coverage in San Jose, California include: 95035, 95123, 95127, 95014, 95111, 95051, 95112, 95122, 95125, 95124, 95037 and 30 other zip code(s).

Sunnyvale, CA Electricity Overview

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Sunnyvale has an average residential electricity rate of 36.81 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the California and national average prices of 29.83 and 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $137.93, while the Sunnyvale average is 24.04% higher at $171.09 per month. With an estimated 685 total residential customers, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Sunnyvale averages 1,175.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. This adds up to total emissions of 179,954,849.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 45th highest for total emissions in California. The electricity used in Sunnyvale has to be brought in from neighboring cities and rural areas, because there are no electricity production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale residential electric rates are highest in March and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.427/kWh$0.167/kWh$256.55/mo.$68.05/mo.
1521st36.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sunnyvale
1539th$171.09Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED36.09171.5810,475,2493,780,849,000
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.3478.4727,892.264,278,401.6

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

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Santa Clara, CA Electricity Overview

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Santa Clara has an average residential electricity rate of 15.39 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the inhabitants, this price is below both the California and national average prices of 29.83 and 16.07 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 883,208 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 883,324 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 2,632.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. This adds up to total emissions of 334,070,666.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 20th highest for total emissions in California. The city is home to 2 power plants, which is the 13th 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 March and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.170/kWh$0.059/kWh$79.85/mo.$25.00/mo.
17th15.39¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Santa Clara
3rd$64.48Average 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 EnergyENERGY12.9653.991,229,519.05159,290,666.77
Sillicon Valley PowerBUNDLED15.4064.41918,059251,774.1238,772,809

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

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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 2,782,9311,131,971,693.3406.76
Donald Von Raesfeld Power PlantSillicon Valley Power (100.00%)
Santa Clara CA Natural Gas 883,208383,566,919.68434.29
Los Esteros Critical Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 190,46791,332,337.18479.52
SJ/SC WPCPSan Jose/Santa Clara Water P C (100.00%)
San Jose CA Other Biomass Gas 73,62332,419,814.26440.35
San Jose CogenerationSan Jose State University Fclts Dev &Ops (100.00%)
San Jose CA Natural Gas 33,65916,353,092485.856/2030
SC 1 Data Center, Phase 2Xeres Ventures LLC (100.00%)
Santa Clara CA Distillate Fuel Oil 116118,977.31,025.67

Santa Clara County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

On average, Santa Clara County citizens emit 1,649.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 8th worst polluting county out of 58 counties in California and 2778th out of 3230 counties nationally. This equals a total pollution amount of 3,086,209,179.04 kilograms. Natural Gas makes up 99.05% of the fuel used for electricity production in Santa Clara County. Other Biomass Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil are also important fuel types in the county, with 0.94% and 0.01% of total electricity production coming from each fuel source, respectively. Santa Clara County is home to 6 electricity generation plants, which is 45th highest in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
99.05%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.94%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

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 5 providers who are reporting energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 12.37%. With a state average energy loss of 9.15%, Santa Clara County is the 12th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Santa Clara County:

  • Campbell, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Cupertino, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Gilroy, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Los Altos, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Los Altos Hills, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Los Gatos, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Milpitas, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Monte Sereno, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Morgan Hill, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Mountain View, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Palo Alto, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 1.41%
    • Palo Alto Utilities: 98.59%
  • San Jose, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.27%
    • San Jose Clean Energy: 49.73%
  • Santa Clara, California:
    • Silicon Valley Clean Energy: 49.92%
    • Sillicon Valley Power: 50.08%
  • Saratoga, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 100.00%
  • Sunnyvale, 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 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 6 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?

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-06-03