Denver County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Denver County, Colorado Electricity Overview

The usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation has fallen by 6.80% in Denver County throughout the previous year.

Denver County generates 16,627.6 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 10th out of 64 counties in the state for total megawatt hours produced using solar power sources.

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

With 16,627.6 megawatt produced from solar power and 715,522 residents in Denver County, the county averages 0.02 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 728th out of 3221 counties in the US.

Denver County experienced a 0.52% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the previous year.

Denver County produces 0.32 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 1622nd highest county out of 3221 counties in the country for production per capita.


  • Total Consumption

    7,075,174 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh


  • Total Production

    230,266 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    22,904 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    207,362 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.32 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    3,729,304,884 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,212.01 kg

Denver, CO Electricity Overview

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Denver has an average residential electricity rate of 12.96 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, luckily for their citizens, 3.55% less than Colorado's average rate of 13.44 cents, ranking the city at 175th out of 483 cities in the state for best average electricity price. Denver residents consume 3072.61% of the electricity generated within the city limits and the city must import electricity generated in rural areas or other nearby cities to make up for the excess usage. Residents in the city pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $85.71. This is 30.80% lower than the nationwide average of $123.86.

Denver has 8 power plants, which is the highest out of any city in the state. Approximately 90.05% of Denver's electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Solar and Conventional Hydroelectric make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 7.22% and 2.73% of total electricity production, respectively. About 5,212.01 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are emitted in the city from electricity use, making them the 462nd worst polluter in Colorado out of 483 cities. A total of 3,729,304,883.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. This is enough to rank highest in the state for total emissions.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Denver

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.104/kWh$116.28/mo.$56.84/mo.
175th12.96¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Denver
118th$85.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for Denver Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Denver, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED12.9081.232,2699,960,5481,284,955,049
United PowerBUNDLED13.34114.73925,488123,451,754

Zips with electric coverage in Denver, Colorado include: 80219, 80012, 80239, 80123, 80221, 80014, 80210, 80220, 80231, 80211, 80249 and 30 other zip code(s).

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Electricity Production in Denver County, Colorado

Power Plants in Denver County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Arapahoe Combustion Turbine ProjectSWG Arapahoe, LLC (100.00%)
Denver CO Natural Gas 207,362100,682,198.96485.54
Hillcrest Pump StationDenver City & County of (100.00%)
Denver CO Conventional Hydroelectric 6,276
City & County of Denver at Denver Int'lExelon Corporation (51.00%)
Denver CO Solar 5,260
Denver CO Solar 3,614
Denver CO Solar 3,568
Denver Intl Airport IV SolarSH COD I, LLC (100.00%)
Denver CO Solar 3,000
Denver CO Solar 2,300
Denver Int AirportMMA Power (100.00%)
Denver CO Solar 1,463

Denver County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Denver County has 8 power plants, which is 244th highest in the nation. About 90.05% of electricity in Denver County comes from generation using Natural Gas. Solar (7.22%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Conventional Hydroelectric (2.73%). Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. Denver County averages 5,212.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. Total emissions in the county are 3,729,304,883.86 kilograms, which is the 2nd highest total amount of pollution for any county in the state.

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Denver County, Colorado Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electric suppliers in Denver County offer net metering to their customers. At the state level, Colorado is known for favorable net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Denver County has an average of 3.38% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Denver County a rank of 546th best in the country out of 3221.

Power Companies in Denver County, Colorado


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

The largest electricity company in Denver County, Colorado by megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of Colorado.

Which electricity companies offer service in Denver County, Colorado?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Public Service Company of Colorado28,598
2United Power2,150

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

There are 2 electricity companies serving consumers in Denver County, Colorado.

How many power plants are located within Denver County, Colorado?

There are 8 active power plants located in Denver County, Colorado

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-21