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Santa Cruz County, California Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Santa Cruz County, California Electricity Overview

There was a 16.12% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita during the preceding year in Santa Cruz County.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest supplier in Santa Cruz County is Central Coast Community Energy.

No electricity production takes place in Santa Cruz County.

Santa Cruz County is the 880th worst pollution level from electricity use in the nation and 23rd highest in the state, emitting 310,791,133.01 kilograms of CO2 gases.

At an average residential rate of 35.92 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Santa Cruz County pay a 123.47% markup from the US average rate.

Citizens in Santa Cruz County pay $152.41 per month for residential electricity, compared to the California average bill of $145.47.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,602,008 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.06 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    310,791,133 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,175.59 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz 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
  • 692nd in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 852 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 772 since March last year
  • 28,214th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 52 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,126 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

Santa Cruz, CA Electricity Overview

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Santa Cruz has an average residential electricity rate of 36.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 129.03% higher than the average nationwide price of 16.07 cents. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $171.09 per month. With an estimated 843 residential customers, Central Coast Community Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Santa Cruz residents average 1,175.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 582nd highest in the state out of 1617 in this category. With total emissions of 73,726,047.27 kilograms, the city ranks 148th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. All of the 380,029.21 megawatt hours consumed in Santa Cruz must be brought in from nearby areas as there are no electricity plants within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz
1539th$171.09Average residential monthly electricity bill for Santa Cruz Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Santa Cruz, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Coast Community EnergyENERGY11.3239.791,596,917.77180,800,812.07
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 Santa Cruz, California include: 95060, 95062, 95064, 95065

Watsonville, CA Electricity Overview

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Watsonville has an average residential electricity rate of 36.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 129.03% higher than the average nationwide price of 16.07 cents. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $171.09 per month. With an estimated 366 residential customers, Central Coast Community Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Watsonville residents average 1,175.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 62nd highest in the state out of 1617 in this category. With total emissions of 62,266,381.02 kilograms, the city ranks 176th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. All of the 320,959.07 megawatt hours consumed in Watsonville must be brought in from nearby areas as there are no electricity plants within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Watsonville

Watsonville 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 Watsonville
1539th$171.09Average residential monthly electricity bill for Watsonville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Watsonville, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Coast Community EnergyENERGY11.3239.791,596,917.77180,800,812.07
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

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Scotts Valley, CA Electricity Overview

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Scotts Valley has an average residential electricity rate of 36.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 129.03% higher than the average nationwide price of 16.07 cents. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $171.09 per month. With an estimated 246 residential customers, Central Coast Community Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Scotts Valley residents average 1,175.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 582nd highest in the state out of 1617 in this category. With total emissions of 14,479,760.89 kilograms, the city ranks 450th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. All of the 74,637.56 megawatt hours consumed in Scotts Valley must be brought in from nearby areas as there are no electricity plants within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley 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 Scotts Valley
1539th$171.09Average residential monthly electricity bill for Scotts Valley Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Scotts Valley, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Coast Community EnergyENERGY11.3239.791,596,917.77180,800,812.07
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 Scotts Valley, California include: 95060, 95066, 95065

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Santa Cruz County, California Details

Santa Cruz County, California Net Metering

Of the 4 electricity suppliers in Santa Cruz County, only one of them report that they offer net metering crediting. Regulations put in place at the state level are great for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity companies in Santa Cruz County that report energy loss, including Central Coast Community Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Pilot Power Group. Combined, these 3 companies average an annual energy loss of 16.08% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.87% while the state average is 9.15%, resulting in a rank of 2981st best in the United States and a state rank of 36th best out of 3230 and 58 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Santa Cruz County:

  • Capitola, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 51.30%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 48.70%
  • Santa Cruz, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 55.29%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 44.71%
  • Scotts Valley, California:
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
  • Watsonville, California:
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: 50.00%
    • Central Coast Community Energy: 50.00%

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

FAQ

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

Santa Cruz County, California is home to 4 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Santa Cruz County, California?

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

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

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-06-03