Chaffee County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Chaffee County, Colorado Electricity Overview

Chaffee County uses 3367.43% more electricity than it generates.

Chaffee County currently is 19th in Colorado out of 64 counties for megawatt hours generated from solar power.

Chaffee County is the 1457th highest producing county in the US out of 3221 counties when it comes to megawatt hours generated using renewable fuel types.

Chaffee County has the 38th highest electricity production out of 64 counties in the state, generating 5,554 megawatt hours.

Chaffee County ranks 17th county out of 64 counties in Colorado in hydroelectric power generation, generating 1,595 megawatt hours a year from hydroelectric plants.

Chaffee County averages 0.29 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 1207th highest in the United States out of 3221.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    192,581 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,554 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    5,554 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.29 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    99,146,858 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,090.72 kg

Salida, CO Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Salida home spend, on average, 12.90 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 3.99% less than Colorado's average price of 13.44 cents, resulting in the city ranking 73rd out of 483 cities in Colorado for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of Colorado. The nationwide average monthly residential electric bill is $123.86, while the Salida average is 34.42% lower at $81.23 per month.

Salida is the 108th highest ranked city in Colorado out of 483 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 29,700,576.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 178th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 56,026.14 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Salida

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.099/kWh$111.40/mo.$51.72/mo.
73rd12.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Salida
11th$81.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Salida Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Salida, 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

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Buena Vista, CO Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Buena Vista home spend, on average, 17.75 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 32.13% more than Colorado's average price of 13.44 cents, resulting in the city ranking 454th out of 483 cities in Colorado for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Sangre de Cristo Electric Association.

Buena Vista is the 148th highest ranked city in Colorado out of 483 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 14,965,609.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 178th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 28,230.61 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buena Vista

Buena Vista residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.178/kWh$0.173/kWh$106.65/mo.$101.26/mo.
454th17.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buena Vista
197th$106.65Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buena Vista Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buena Vista, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Sangre de Cristo Electric AssociationBUNDLED17.75106.6585,081.0515,105,354.56

Poncha Springs, CO Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Poncha Springs home spend, on average, 12.90 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 3.99% less than Colorado's average price of 13.44 cents, resulting in the city ranking 73rd out of 483 cities in Colorado for best average electricity rate. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of Colorado. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $81.23. This is 34.42% lower than the nationwide average bill of $123.86.

Poncha Springs is the 226th highest ranked city in Colorado out of 483 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 4,848,752.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also equates to a ranking of 10th worst in the state for emissions per capita. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 9,146.52 megawatt hours that citizens here consume.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Poncha Springs

Poncha Springs residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.099/kWh$111.40/mo.$51.72/mo.
73rd12.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Poncha Springs
11th$81.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Poncha Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Poncha Springs, 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

Electricity Production in Chaffee County, Colorado

Power Plants in Chaffee County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Chaffee County CO Solar 3,959
Maysville CDP CO Conventional Hydroelectric 1,59512/2027

Chaffee County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Chaffee County's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 99,146,857.56 kilograms, which is the 1814th largest amount of any county in the US. Additionally, the county ranks 1470th worst in the United States for emissions per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important metric. The county has 2 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 979th most plants within a county in the nation. In Chaffee County, Solar makes up 71.28% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation.

SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
71.28%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
28.72%

Chaffee County, Colorado Net Metering

Of the 3 electric companies in Chaffee County, 3 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has some of the best net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The single company in Chaffee County who reports energy loss statistics reported an annual loss of 3.38%. With a United States average energy loss of 2.76%, Chaffee County is ranked as the 546th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

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

Chaffee County, Colorado has 2 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Chaffee County, Colorado?

By total customer count, Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity company in Chaffee County, Colorado.

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

There are 3 electricity suppliers offering service in Chaffee County, Colorado.

What electricity companies offer service in Chaffee County, Colorado?

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-18