Arapahoe County, Colorado Electric Profile

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Arapahoe County generates 6.12% of their required electricity and must purchase the additional 93.88% from other counties.

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Arapahoe County emitted 3,478,143,229.81 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which makes it the 78th worst polluting county in the United States.

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Arapahoe County generates 40.74% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 0.25 megawatt hours per citizen per year.

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Arapahoe County currently ranks 155th out of 3220 counties in the country in megawatt hours produced by solar power sources.

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Arapahoe County has experienced a 5.76% decline over the last year in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.

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The county is the 16th highest generator of electricity out of 64 counties in the state, producing 397,635 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,498,177 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    397,635 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    162,015 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    235,620 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.61 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,478,143,230 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,297.28 kg

Aurora, CO Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Aurora home purchase electricity for, on average, 12.06 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.94% less than the average state rate of 12.69 cents. Solar production plants in the city generate an average of 0.09 megawatt hours per citizen living in the city. This makes the city the 17th in the state out of 459 cities. The city's facilities use non-renewable fuel sources for 87.64% of their total electricity production, which is 235,620 megawatt hours.

Aurora's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The city produces 85.98% of the total generation in the city from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Solar at 12.36% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 1.66% of generation. For every citizen in the city there are 5,393.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions. With total emissions of 1,990,790,325.83 kilograms, the city ranks 3rd highest in the state for total emissions from electricity use. There are 11 electricity generation plants in Aurora, which is the most power plants in a city in Colorado and the 2280th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Aurora

Aurora residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.105/kWh$115.22/mo.$59.92/mo.
169th12.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Aurora
125th$84.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Aurora Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Aurora, Colorado

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Intermountain Rural ElectricBUNDLED13.18122.38No DataIcon representing missing value.1,698,844223,890,000
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED11.8376.22235,62010,114,4801,196,229,980
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 Aurora, Colorado include: 80013, 80015, 80016, 80012, 80011, 80010, 80014, 80017, 80231, 80220, 80112 and 7 other zip code(s).

Centennial, CO Electric Overview

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On average, citizens of Centennial are charged a residential electricity rate of 12.37 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 176th out of 459 cities in the state. Public Service Company of Colorado has 1,649 total residential customers, more than any other provider who operates in the city.

Centennial is the 10th worst ranked city in the state out of 459 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 591,820,129.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 405th highest in Colorado for pollution per resident from electricity consumption, with an average of 5,369.54 kilograms of emissions per capita. The city is home to no power plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Centennial

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.113/kWh$121.49/mo.$70.86/mo.
176th12.37¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Centennial
140th$94.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for Centennial Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Centennial, Colorado

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Intermountain Rural ElectricBUNDLED13.18122.38No DataIcon representing missing value.1,698,844223,890,000
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED11.8376.22No DataIcon representing missing value.10,114,4801,196,229,980

Zips with electric coverage in Centennial, Colorado include: 80015, 80016, 80112, 80111, 80122, 80121

Littleton, CO Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Littleton are paying a residential electricity rate of 11.83 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. The Colorado average monthly residential electric bill is $93.12, while the Littleton average is 18.15% less at $76.22 per month. This is the 6th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state. Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

The 474,940.28 megawatt hours of electricity used in the city must be imported from nearby cities or rural areas as there are no electricity facilities within the city limits. The city is the 21st worst ranked city in the state out of 459 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 257,678,928.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the city’s emissions reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 101st highest polluting city in Colorado for CO2 pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Littleton

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.099/kWh$109.99/mo.$51.72/mo.
31st11.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Littleton
6th$76.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Littleton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Littleton, Colorado

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Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED11.8376.22No DataIcon representing missing value.10,114,4801,196,229,980
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 Littleton, Colorado include: 80123, 80127, 80128, 80122, 80120, 80129, 80110, 80121

Energy Production in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Power Plants in Arapahoe County, Colorado

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Aurora CO Natural Gas 235,620154,695,378.24656.55No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arapahoe County CO Solar 94,192No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
DADS Gas RecoveryWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Arapahoe County CO Landfill Gas 21,25513,597,507.73639.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Xcel Adams 1 Community Solar ArrayBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 3,765No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Aurora CO Solar 3,758No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Denver Metro SolarDenver Metro Solar LLC (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 3,754No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arapahoe 3 Community Solar ArrayBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 3,748No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arapahoe County CO Solar 3,669No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Aurora CO Solar 3,652No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Imboden Solar GardenAEP Onsite Partners (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 3,582No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Aurora CO Solar 3,556No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Quincy II Solar GardenAEP Onsite Partners (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 3,400No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arapahoe County CO Solar 3,278No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arapahoe County CO Solar 3,246No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arapahoe County CO Solar 3,150No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Adams Community Solar Garden LLCAdams Community Solar Garden LLC (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 2,281No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Amazon DEN2 Solar ProjectSolar Star Prime 1 (100.00%)
Aurora CO Solar 1,729No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Arapahoe County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arapahoe County's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which makes up 231,163.42 megawatt hours (or 58.13%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Solar and Landfill Gas make up the next highest amounts at 35.40% (140,760 megawatt hours) and 5.35% (21,255 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 17 power generation plants in the county, which is the 2nd most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 43rd highest number of plants per resident in the state. Arapahoe County’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 3,478,143,229.81 kilograms, which is the 78th most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 1405th worst in the nation for emissions per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
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58.13%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
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35.40%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
5.35%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
1.12%

Arapahoe County, Colorado Net Metering

Of the 3 electricity suppliers in Arapahoe County, 3 of them report that they offer net metering. Colorado has favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 companies who are reporting energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss for these 3 providers is 3.76%. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Arapahoe County receiving a rank of 904th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Arapahoe County:

  • Aurora, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 27.28%
    • United Power: 0.97%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 60.04%
    • Intermountain Rural Electric: 11.70%
  • Bow Mar, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 22.62%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 77.38%
  • Centennial, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 59.94%
    • Intermountain Rural Electric: 40.06%
  • Cherry Hills Village, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Columbine Valley, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Deer Trail, Colorado:
    • Intermountain Rural Electric: 100.00%
  • Englewood, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Foxfield, Colorado:
    • Intermountain Rural Electric: 100.00%
  • Glendale, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Greenwood Village, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Littleton, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 5.34%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 94.66%
  • Sheridan, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are in Arapahoe County, Colorado?

There are 17 active power plants located in Arapahoe County, Colorado

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

By total revenue, Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity company in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

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

Arapahoe County, Colorado has 3 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Arapahoe County, Colorado?

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1Public Service Company of Colorado22,868
2Intermountain Rural Electric18,417
3Mountain View Electric Association345

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16