Adams County, Colorado Electric Profile

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Adams County has experienced a 77.67% increase in the use of renewable fuels for electricity production in the last year.

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Adams County generates 0.18 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy sources, giving the county a ranking of 477th out of 3220 counties in the US.

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Adams County is ranked as the 5th highest consuming county out of 64 counties in the state with over 5,100,000 megawatt hours being used by customers living there.

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Adams County is 852nd in the national rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 126,610.46 megawatt hours produced from renewable sources.

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Adams County released 2,409,061,076.97 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which ranks it as the 6th highest polluting county in the state.

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Adams County produces 96.46% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel types, resulting in a ranking of 324th in the county out of 3220 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,120,842 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,580,266 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    126,610 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,453,656 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    6.92 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,409,061,077 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,655.9 kg

Thornton, CO Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Thornton are paying a residential electricity rate of 12.51 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the residents, this rate is below both the Colorado and the United States average rates of 12.69 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Solar facilities in the city produce 3,260 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of the city's electricity production. United Power is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

As the 7th worst ranked city out of 459 cities in Colorado, Thornton emits 733,149,697.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use a year. More importantly, the city averages 5,356.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 424th highest in Colorado in this category. The city has the 16th highest power producing plant of any city in the state, with one total power plant. This is the 42nd most plants per resident in the state. Thornton's power plants most often use Solar, which makes up 100.00% of the fuel used for electricity production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Thornton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.129/kWh$0.112/kWh$132.84/mo.$70.92/mo.
185th12.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Thornton
165th$97.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Thornton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Thornton, Colorado

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Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED11.8376.22No DataIcon representing missing value.10,114,4801,196,229,980
United PowerBUNDLED13.19118.01No DataIcon representing missing value.926,207122,210,284
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

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

Commerce City, CO Electric Overview

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Commerce City's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 12.67 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.13% lower than the average Colorado rate of 12.69 cents, a welcome state of affairs for citizens of the city. The city generates 35,237 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 13th highest total generation for any city in the state. The city produces 1,119.54 megawatt hours from natural gas, ranking them the 14th ranked city in Colorado for total electricity production from natural gas out of 459 cities.

For every person in the city there are 5,306.59 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 429th worst in Colorado out of 459 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 299,546,538.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city has the 16th most power plant of any city in Colorado, with one total plant. This is the 35th most power plants per capita in the state. Commerce City has roughly 96.82% of its electricity generated by Other Biomass Gas.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Commerce City

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.113/kWh$138.11/mo.$75.35/mo.
199th12.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Commerce City
178th$102.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Commerce City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Commerce City, Colorado

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Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED11.8376.22No DataIcon representing missing value.10,114,4801,196,229,980
United PowerBUNDLED13.19118.01No DataIcon representing missing value.926,207122,210,284
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

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

Brighton, CO Electric Overview

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Brighton has an average residential electricity rate of 13.19 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.98% higher than the average state price of 12.69 cents and 1.90% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. United Power is the largest provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Brighton emits 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 9th worst polluting city out of 459 cities in the state. With total emissions of 213,901,056.77 kilograms, the city ranks 22nd worst in Colorado for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 394,251.2 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Brighton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.117/kWh$156.34/mo.$89.96/mo.
251st13.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Brighton
305th$118.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Brighton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Brighton, Colorado

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United PowerBUNDLED13.19118.01No DataIcon representing missing value.926,207122,210,284
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

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

Energy Production in Adams County, Colorado

Power Plants in Adams County, Colorado

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Adams County CO Natural Gas 3,380,0001,509,282,149.2446.53No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Adams County CO Natural Gas 72,53648,374,792.18666.91No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Pioneer Solar (CO), LLCPioneer Solar (CO), LLC (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 45,100No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Metro Wastewater Reclamation DistrictENGIE Denver Metro LLC (100.00%)
Commerce City CO Other Biomass Gas 35,23715,564,498.24441.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Victory Solar LLCDuke Energy (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 27,593No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Amazon Denver DEN3Westbound Solar LLC (100.00%)
Northglenn CO Solar 8,068No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CO LI CSG 1 - KamerraStandard Solar (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 3,694No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Xcel Adams 2 Community Solar ArrayBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 3,666No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Brighton PV Solar PlantHangar 160 LLC (100.00%)
Thornton CO Solar 3,260No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Adams Community Solar Garden III LLCAdams Community Solar Garden III LLC (100.00%)
Adams County CO Solar 1,112No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Adams County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 133rd worst ranked county in the US, Adams County releases 2,409,061,076.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per capita, which amounts to 4,655.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Adams County as the 1683rd highest polluting county in the United States. Around 96.46% of electricity in Adams County comes from production using Natural Gas. Solar (2.58%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Other Biomass Gas (0.95%). Adams County has 10 electricity plants, which is 7th highest in the state.

NATURAL GAS
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96.46%
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2.58%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Other Biomass Gas
0.95%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

Adams County, Colorado Net Metering

Of the 5 electric companies in Adams County, 80.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Oftentimes net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and Colorado has favorable laws for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 4 providers in Adams County that report energy loss. Together, these 4 providers average a yearly energy loss of 4.06% of electricity produced. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Adams County a rank of 24th best in the state out of 64 counties.

Providers In Each City in Adams County:

  • Bennett, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 40.82%
    • Intermountain Rural Electric: 59.18%
  • Brighton, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • United Power: 50.00%
  • Commerce City, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 45.38%
    • United Power: 33.75%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 20.87%
  • Federal Heights, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 50.00%
  • Northglenn, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • United Power: 6.64%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 43.36%
  • Thornton, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 43.26%
    • United Power: 28.49%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 28.25%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Adams County, Colorado?

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1Public Service Company of Colorado22,242
2United Power20,334
3Intermountain Rural Electric12,315
4Morgan County Rural Electric Association961

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

The largest electricity provider in Adams County, Colorado by total customer count is Public Service Company of Colorado.

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

There are 5 electricity providers operating in Adams County, Colorado.

How many power plants are located in Adams County, Colorado?

There are 10 electricity plants in Adams County, Colorado

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16