Denver County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Denver County, Colorado Electricity Overview

Usage of non-renewable fuel sources has increased by 29.11% in Denver County.

The burning of natural gas in Denver County yields a total of 255,072 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 328th in the nation out of 3221 counties.

Denver County ranks 508th in the United States out of 3221 counties for total generation of electricity from non-renewable sources, with 255,072 of the county's 255,072 megawatt hours coming from those fuel sources.

Denver County emits 4,930.68 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the Colorado average of 2,992.95.

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Denver County is 38.81% lower than the nationwide average monthly residential bill.

At an average residential price of 14.31 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 15.72 cents per kilowatt hour, customers in Denver County enjoy a 8.99% discount from the US average rate.


  • Total Consumption

    6,976,846 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.87 MWh


  • Total Production

    255,072 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    255,072 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.36 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    3,484,997,762 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,930.68 kg

Denver, CO Electricity Overview

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Denver has an average residential electricity rate of 14.31 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, luckily for their citizens, 2.26% less than Colorado's average rate of 14.64 cents, ranking the city at 116th out of 483 cities in the state for best average electricity price. There is 2635.25% more electricity used in Denver than is generated, forcing the city to purchase electricity from nearby cities and counties. Facilities in the city produce, on average, 0.36 megawatt hours per person from non-renewable energy sources.

As the worst ranked city out of 483 cities in Colorado, Denver emits 3,484,997,762.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also results in a ranking of 467th worst in Colorado for emissions per capita. The city is home to one power plant. Denver's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which makes up 100.00% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Denver

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.104/kWh$127.41/mo.$56.84/mo.
116th14.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Denver
134th$90.34Average 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 ColoradoBUNDLED14.4387.139,690,0371,398,655,971
United PowerBUNDLED13.48111.09939,366126,584,776

Zips with electric coverage in Denver, Colorado include: 80219, 80012, 80123, 80239, 80221, 80014, 80210, 80220, 80249, 80211, 80227 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 255,072122,854,540.34481.65

Denver County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Denver County is the 2nd highest ranked county in the state out of 64 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 3,484,997,762.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. Additionally, the county ranks 46th highest in Colorado for emissions per resident, which could be argued to be the more important metric. There is one power producing plant in the county. In Denver County, Natural Gas is 100.00% of the fuel sources used in electricity production.

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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 6.65% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.45%. This earned Denver County a rank of 2735th 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 Colorado28,905
2United Power2,247

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 is one active power plant located in Denver County, Colorado

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