Electricity Rates in Colorado
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Colorado
- Population see rank5,773,714
- Total Production see rank57,209,241 MWh / 9.91 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank57,021,602 MWh / 9.88 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank21,144,581 MWh / 3.66 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank29,187,565,930 kg / 5,055.25 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank36,064,972 MWh / 6.25 MWh per capita
Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Colorado
Colorado residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Colorado Electricity Fuel Mix
Colorado's Electricity Prices and Usage
The Colorado residential electricity rate in 2022 currently averages 13.85 cents per kilowatt hour while the national average price is 14.46 cents. Colorado ranks as the 33rd lowest priced state in the United States based on average electric rate. Consumers in the state don't have much choice in their electricity company due to the fact that Colorado has a regulated electricity market based on the resident's home address. The state produces 57,209,240.61 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 31st highest total generation for a state in the US. Citizens in the state consume, on average, 9.88 megawatt hours of electricity each, which is the 39th largest amount of electricity use per capita in the country. The state is ranked 15th in the country for percentage of electricity produced from renewable fuel sources, creating 36.96% of their electricity from these renewable sources. Public Service Company of Colorado sells 28,812,196 megawatt hours in the state per year, more than any other electricity supplier.
Residential Electricity Providers in Colorado
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Public Service Company of Colorado||BUNDLED||13.49||83.54||9,830,246||1,326,104,286||22,511,751.12|
|Core Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.87||123.92||1,675,546||232,476,000||839,947.45|
|Colorado Springs Utilities||BUNDLED||14.52||91.89||1,576,723||229,012,108||3,605,036|
|Holy Cross Energy||BUNDLED||11.67||266.38||659,252||76,910,500||268,338.47|
|Black Hills Energy||BUNDLED||18.50||110.67||630,367||116,592,772||1,580,435|
|Mountain View Electric Association||BUNDLED||14.42||135.14||589,320||84,957,800|
|Fort Collins Utilities||BUNDLED||11.83||75.28||529,568||62,630,047|
|Poudre Valley REA||BUNDLED||11.86||110.26||490,463||58,181,710||3,210|
|City of Longmont Electric||BUNDLED||10.25||74.33||340,863||34,950,700|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Colorado
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Public Service Company of Colorado||BUNDLED||10.98||529.9||12,855,010||1,411,779,747||22,511,751.12|
|Colorado Springs Utilities||BUNDLED||10.79||266.1||1,099,975||118,658,250||3,605,036|
|Black Hills Energy||BUNDLED||13.26||812.57||899,637||119,321,300||1,580,435|
|Core Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.63||579.94||821,410||95,525,000||839,947.45|
|Holy Cross Energy||BUNDLED||9.86||762.29||486,128||47,941,800||268,338.47|
|Fort Collins Utilities||BUNDLED||10.27||460.69||473,999||48,699,925|
|City of Longmont Electric||BUNDLED||8.50||850.76||342,233||29,075,700|
|Poudre Valley REA||BUNDLED||11.28||655.43||320,050||36,103,980||3,210|
|La Plata Electric Association||BUNDLED||12.16||389.74||255,784||31,106,000|
Power Plants in Colorado
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
|North Washington CDP||Natural Gas||3,293,513||1,566,452,919.64||475.62|
Fort St VrainPublic Service Company of Colorado (100.00%)
|Weld County||Natural Gas||2,531,413||1,130,294,997.3||446.51|
Rush Creek WindPublic Service Company of Colorado (100.00%)
Rocky Mountain Energy CenterPublic Service Company of Colorado (100.00%)
|Weld County||Natural Gas||2,057,450||849,352,325.64||412.82|
Cheyenne Ridge Wind FarmPublic Service Company of Colorado (100.00%)
Colorado is the 20th worst polluting state in the nation based on electricity related pollution, emitting 29,187,565,930.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
With 5,773,714 citizens within its borders and 57,209,240.61 megawatt hours produced a year, Colorado had a megawatt hour per capita production of 9.91 megawatt hours. This is the 38th largest megawatt hour per capita total in the nation.
Within the previous 12 months, the state of Colorado has seen a 3.63% drop in CO2 emissions on account of electricity consumption.
Almost 3.05% of the state of Colorado's electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, making them 24th highest in the country for total hydroelectric production.
Colorado consumes only 99.67% of the electricity produced in the state, meaning they can store or export the unused 0.33%.
Colorado generates 0.39 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy sources, giving the state a rank of 12th in the nation.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Clear Creek County||9,397||4||2||13.55||$93.37/mo|
|El Paso County||730,395||6||15||15.31||$121.76/mo|
|Kit Carson County||7,087||2||5||13.01||$129.69/mo|
|La Plata County||55,638||1||2||15.81||$106.15/mo|
|Las Animas County||14,555||5||2||16.95||$165.15/mo|
|Rio Blanco County||6,529||2||2||11.71||$85.85/mo|
|Rio Grande County||11,539||3||1||15.86||$102.56/mo|
|San Juan County||705||1||15.86||$129.00/mo|
|San Miguel County||8,072||2||1||15.82||$126.77/mo|
Colorado is home to 202 electricity producing plants, which is the 12th highest in the country and 20th most when counting plants per person. Power generating facilities in the state most often use Coal, which makes up 38.39% (or 21,962,009.41 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Wind at 29.66% and Natural Gas at 24.50% of generation. Colorado residents average 5,055.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 29,187,565,930.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Colorado
Where does Colorado get its electricity?
The main fuel type used for electricity generation in Colorado is Coal, making up 38.39% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Wind and Natural Gas, which account for 29.66% and 24.50% of total production respectively.
Does Colorado have a deregulated electricity market?
No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens' electricity supplier choices are often determined by their location or state legislation.
How much does electricity cost in Colorado?
The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in Colorado in 2022 is 13.85 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Colorado?
The Colorado average electricity bill is $99 so far in 2022.
How many electric companies offer service in Colorado?
Colorado has 55 electricity companies operating in the area.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Colorado?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Fort Morgan Utilities||7.93||6,076|
|2||Moon Lake Electric||8.18||2,254|
|3||Fountain Electric Utilities||8.22||17,628|
|4||Yuma Electric Service||9.69||1,679|
|5||City of Longmont Electric||10.25||42,047|
|7||Holy Cross Energy||11.67||29,321|
|8||Glenwood Springs Electric||11.73||6,580|
|9||City of Loveland Utilities||11.77||38,282|
|10||Fort Collins Utilities||11.83||78,148|
What power companies offer service in Colorado?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Public Service Company of Colorado||1,545,204|
|2||Colorado Springs Utilities||246,444|
|3||Core Electric Cooperative||170,093|
|5||Black Hills Energy||100,083|
|6||Fort Collins Utilities||78,148|
|7||Mountain View Electric Association||56,491|
|8||Poudre Valley REA||49,287|
|9||La Plata Electric Association||44,831|
|10||City of Longmont Electric||42,047|
What electricity company is the largest provider in Colorado?
The largest electricity provider in Colorado by megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of Colorado.
How many power plants are in Colorado?
Colorado has 202 active power plants generating electricity for the state.