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Adams County, Colorado Electricity Overview

Adams County currently is 109th in the nation out of 3221 counties in megawatt hours produced using solar power.

Adams County ranks 307th in the nation out of 3221 counties for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuels, with 3,431,863.78 of the county's 3,687,472.52 megawatt hours coming from those fuel types.

Adams County has seen a reduction of 14.39% in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production over the course of the past year.

Adams County is home to 519,572 residents and its power plants produce 3,687,472.52 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a generation per capita average of 7.1 megawatt hours per capita per year.

Adams County emitted 2,474,321,092.7 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which ranks it as the 5th worst polluting county in Colorado.

Adams County is the 139th most populated county in the US, with 519,572 residents residing in the county.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,137,595 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,687,473 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    255,609 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,431,864 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.1 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,474,321,093 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,762.23 kg

Thornton, CO Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Thornton is around 13.11 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 2.39% below the state's average rate of 13.44 cents, ranking the city at 196th best for average electricity rate out of 483 cities in Colorado. Public Service Company of Colorado sells an estimated 91,238.46 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Thornton averages 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which ranks them 178th highest in the state out of 483 cities for emissions efficiency. With total emissions of 743,651,896.17 kilograms, the city ranks 7th worst in Colorado for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 1,402,799.18 megawatt hours of electricity used in Thornton must be imported from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity facilities that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Thornton

Thornton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.112/kWh$132.23/mo.$70.41/mo.
196th13.11¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Thornton
149th$97.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Thornton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Thornton, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED12.9081.239,960,5481,284,955,049
United PowerBUNDLED13.34114.73925,488123,451,754

Zips with electric coverage in Thornton, Colorado include: 80229, 80233, 80221, 80601, 80602, 80260, 80241, 80023, 80603, 80640

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Commerce City, CO Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Commerce City is around 13.19 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.80% below the state's average rate of 13.44 cents, ranking the city at 211th best for average electricity rate out of 483 cities in Colorado. Non-renewable fuel sources are used to generate 537.26 megawatt hours in the city, which is 1.45% of their total generation. Commerce City residents consume 1665.00% of the electricity generated within the city boundaries and the city must import electricity produced in rural areas or other nearby cities to account for the excess usage.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Commerce City averages 5,188.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which ranks them 464th highest in the state out of 483 cities for emissions efficiency. With total emissions of 323,861,505.21 kilograms, the city ranks 19th worst in Colorado for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The city is home to one electricity producing plant. Commerce City has approximately 98.55% of its electricity generated from Other Biomass Gas.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Commerce City

Commerce City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.113/kWh$140.46/mo.$77.33/mo.
211th13.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Commerce City
173rd$103.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Commerce City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Commerce City, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED12.9081.239,960,5481,284,955,049
United PowerBUNDLED13.34114.73925,488123,451,754

Zips with electric coverage in Commerce City, Colorado include: 80229, 80022, 80601, 80602, 80216, 80603, 80640

Brighton, CO Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Brighton is around 13.21 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.70% below the state's average rate of 13.44 cents, ranking the city at 212th best for average electricity rate out of 483 cities in Colorado. United Power sells an estimated 56,224.81 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Brighton averages 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which ranks them 10th highest in the state out of 483 cities for emissions efficiency. With total emissions of 210,110,871.13 kilograms, the city ranks 22nd worst in Colorado for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 396,345.87 megawatt hours of electricity used in Brighton must be imported from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity facilities that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Brighton

Brighton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.114/kWh$141.90/mo.$78.53/mo.
212th13.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Brighton
176th$104.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Brighton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Brighton, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED12.9081.239,960,5481,284,955,049
United PowerBUNDLED13.34114.73925,488123,451,754

Zips with electric coverage in Brighton, Colorado include: 80601, 80602, 80621, 80603, 80640

Electricity Production in Adams County, Colorado

Power Plants in Adams County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
North Washington CDP CO Natural Gas 3,067,9851,445,397,219.42471.12
Adams County CO Natural Gas 237,295.52156,093,791.87657.8
Pioneer Solar (CO), LLCPioneer Solar (CO), LLC (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 167,808
Adams County CO Natural Gas 126,04687,767,285.55696.31
Metro Wastewater Reclamation DistrictENGIE Denver Metro LLC (100.00%)
Commerce City CO Other Biomass Gas 37,06916,323,930.89440.37
Victory Solar LLCDuke Energy (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 29,027
Adams County CO Solar 3,736
Xcel Adams 2 Community Solar ArrayBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 3,689
Xcel Adams 1 Community Solar ArrayBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 3,608
Brighton PV Solar PlantHangar 160 LLC (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 3,278
Venture 1 - 1A CSGUXI CSG Venture 1 8301 (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 2,171
Adams Community Solar Garden LLCAdams Community Solar Garden LLC (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 1,995
Adams Community Solar Garden III LLCAdams Community Solar Garden III LLC (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 1,310
Venture 2 - 1BUXI CSG Venture 2 8302 LLC (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 712
Venture 4 - 1DUXI CSG Venture 4 8304 LLC (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 685
TruStile Doors - DenverSkyHigh 2 Solar (100.00%)
Welby CDP CO Solar 599
Venture 3 - 1CUXI CSG Venture 3 8303 LLC (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 459

Adams County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Adams County citizens average 4,762.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of Adams County from electricity use is 2,474,321,092.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 130th highest amount in the United States. About 92.87% of electricity in Adams County comes from production using Natural Gas. Solar and Other Biomass Gas are the second and third most often used fuels for electricity generation. Solar makes up 219,077 megawatt hours (5.94%) of electricity generation and Other Biomass Gas makes up 36,531.74 megawatt hours (0.99%) of total generation in the county. Adams County has the 2nd most power plants of any county in the state, with 17 total power plants.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
92.87%
SOLAR
Solar
5.94%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.99%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.20%

Adams County, Colorado Net Metering

Of the 4 electric suppliers in Adams County, 100.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Many net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Colorado has great laws and regulations for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity providers in Adams County that report energy loss, including Public Service Company of Colorado, Core Electric Cooperative, and Morgan County Rural Electric Association. Combined, these 3 companies average a yearly energy loss of 3.83% of electricity generated. With a state average energy loss of 3.81%, Adams County is the 26th best county in Colorado for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Adams County:

  • Bennett, Colorado:
    • Core Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Brighton, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 29.89%
    • United Power: 70.11%
  • Commerce City, Colorado:
    • United Power: 66.95%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 33.05%
  • Federal Heights, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Northglenn, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 86.72%
    • United Power: 13.28%
  • Thornton, Colorado:
    • United Power: 48.87%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 51.13%

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

FAQ

Which electricity companies offer service in Adams County, Colorado?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Public Service Company of Colorado43,178
2United Power21,032
3Core Electric Cooperative12,534
4Morgan County Rural Electric Association1,054

How many power plants are within Adams County, Colorado?

Adams County, Colorado has 17 active power plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Adams County, Colorado?

By total megawatt hours sold, Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity company in Adams County, Colorado.

How many electric companies offer service in Adams County, Colorado?

Adams County, Colorado is home to 4 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-24