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El Paso County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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El Paso County, Colorado Electricity Overview

El Paso County has seen a decrease of 14.45% in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production during the course of the previous year.

El Paso County is 139th out of 3230 counties in the country in megawatt hours produced from coal usage over the last 12 months.

El Paso County produces 4.43 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the county from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 555th highest county in the country for non-renewable generation per capita.

El Paso County is the 91st largest county in the nation, with 740,567 citizens residing within its borders.

El Paso County generates 75.67% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 321st out of 3230 counties in the United States for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

El Paso County experienced a 7.39% decline in CO2 emissions per capita over the most recent 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,167,476 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.68 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,340,034 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,055,814 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,284,220 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.86 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,302,220,466 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,459.04 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Colorado Springs

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Residential Bundled Electricity Prices

Colorado Springs Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for February, 2024

14.49¢ per kWh

  • 1.22% higher than last month
  • 0.22% lower than February last year
  • 0.59% lower than the Colorado average
  • 11.82% lower than the US average
  • 283rd in the state out of 461 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 21 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since February last year
  • 15,349th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,957 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 666 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

13.92¢ per kWh

  • 0.02% lower than last month
  • 7.67% lower than February last year
  • 4.65% lower than the Colorado average
  • 15.77% lower than the US average
  • 119th in the state out of 461 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 201 since February last year
  • 12,929th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 219 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 5,820 since February last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$86.52 per month

  • 16.31% lower than last month
  • 0.19% lower than February last year
  • 19.35% lower than the Colorado average
  • 34.42% lower than the US average
  • 159th in the state out of 461 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 9 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 19 since February last year
  • 2,440th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 604 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 264 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$86.6 per month

  • 0.02% lower than last month
  • 10.53% lower than February last year
  • 19.96% lower than the Colorado average
  • 36.19% lower than the US average
  • 157th in the state out of 461 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 16 since February last year
  • 1,370th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 9 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 734 since February last year

Colorado Springs, CO Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 13.92 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Colorado Springs, which is 2.89% below the average Colorado price of 14.34 cents. There was a 27.27% decline in usage of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuels in Colorado Springs. There is 3051.65% more electricity consumed in Colorado Springs than is produced, forcing the city to purchase electricity from nearby municipalities.

The use of electricity in Colorado Springs accounts for 2,267,254,434.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 2nd largest amount in the state out of 483 cities. Averaging 4,662.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 7th highest in Colorado for pollution per capita. About 96.68% of electricity in Colorado Springs comes from generation using Natural Gas. Colorado Springs has 2 power plants in the city. This is the 8th most plants in a city within Colorado.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Colorado Springs

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.161/kWh$0.113/kWh$128.42/mo.$58.01/mo.
119th13.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Colorado Springs
157th$86.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Colorado Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Colorado Springs, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Colorado Springs UtilitiesBUNDLED13.8084.5149,3151,548,336.05213,719,132
Mountain View Electric AssociationBUNDLED14.68131.6585,793.9285,977,033.03

Zips with electric coverage in Colorado Springs, Colorado include: 80918, 80916, 80920, 80906, 80909, 80911, 80923, 80910, 80917, 80831, 80922 and 19 other zip code(s).

Security-Widefield CDP, CO Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 13.42 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Security-Widefield CDP, which is 6.37% below the average Colorado price of 14.34 cents. Electricity generation facilities in the city have seen a 4.22% decline in the use of renewable fuels versus non-renewable fuels. Colorado Springs Utilities is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

The use of electricity in Security-Widefield CDP accounts for 183,316,868.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 23rd largest amount in the state out of 483 cities. Averaging 4,564.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 455th highest in Colorado for pollution per capita. About 100.00% of electricity in Security-Widefield CDP comes from generation using Solar. Security-Widefield CDP has one power plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Security-Widefield CDP

Security-Widefield CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.105/kWh$137.37/mo.$66.41/mo.
81st13.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Security-Widefield CDP
176th$95.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Security-Widefield CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Security-Widefield CDP, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Colorado Springs UtilitiesBUNDLED13.8084.51,548,336.05213,719,132
Fountain Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED12.6196.46149,077.618,792,714.7
Mountain View Electric AssociationBUNDLED14.68131.6585,793.9285,977,033.03

Zips with electric coverage in Security-Widefield CDP, Colorado include: 80911, 80817, 80925

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Fountain, CO Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 12.64 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Fountain, which is 11.85% below the average Colorado price of 14.34 cents. Fountain Electric Utilities sells an estimated 125,303.77 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other vendors. The Colorado average monthly residential electricity bill is $98.52, while the Fountain average is 2.41% lower at $96.14 per month. This ranks the city 178th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

The use of electricity in Fountain accounts for 136,475,447.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 33rd largest amount in the state out of 483 cities. This total equates to 4,627.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 61st highest in Colorado for emissions per capita. The residents of Fountain have to use power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating plants in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fountain

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.079/kWh$136.26/mo.$51.44/mo.
35th12.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fountain
178th$96.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fountain Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fountain, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Colorado Springs UtilitiesBUNDLED13.8084.51,548,336.05213,719,132
Fountain Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED12.6196.46149,077.618,792,714.7

Zips with electric coverage in Fountain, Colorado include: 80906, 80911, 80817, 80925, 81008, 80913, 80928

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Electricity Production in El Paso County, Colorado

Power Plants in El Paso County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
El Paso County CO Natural Gas 2,152,312869,495,175.08403.98
El Paso County CO Coal 920,586.99953,025,955.171,035.24
Golden West Power Partners LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Wind 701,073
Palmer SolarPalmer Solar LLC (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Solar 145,230
Colorado Springs CO Natural Gas 135,26477,384,201.33572.1
Grazing Yak SolarNextEra Energy (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Solar 81,629
El Paso County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 66,248
Fountain Valley Power FacilityFountain Valley Power LLC (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Natural Gas 62,27139,116,150.36628.16
Pike Solar Hybrid
El Paso County CO Solar 60,309
Clear Spring Ranch PV ProjectNextEra Energy (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Solar 22,515
Manitou Springs CO Conventional Hydroelectric 18,102
Colorado Springs CO Natural Gas 14,05111,444,060.81814.47
AFA Solar FarmSolar Star Colorado II LLC (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Solar 11,444
Pikes Peak Solar Garden 1 LLC CSGPikes Peak Solar Garden 1 LLC (100.00%)
Security-Widefield CDP CO Solar 5,223
Carson Solar IMS Greenrock, LLC (100.00%)
El Paso County CO Solar 2,962
El Paso County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 1,388
Fort Carson Battery Energy Storage SystemDepartment of the Army, Fort Carson (100.00%)
Fort Carson CDP CO Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -265

El Paso County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 3,302,220,465.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, El Paso County is the highest out of 64 counties in Colorado for total pollution from electricity use. More telling of the county's emissions reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,459.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 34th ranked county in Colorado and 1612th nationally for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. Electricity plants in the county primarily use Natural Gas, which accounts for 54.46% (or 2,363,442.56 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the county. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Coal at 21.07% and Wind at 16.15% of production. El Paso County has 17 electricity plants, which is 105th highest in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
54.46%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
21.07%
WIND
Wind
Wind
16.15%
SOLAR
Solar
6.20%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.98%
OTHER
Other
0.14%

El Paso County, Colorado Net Metering

Out of the 6 companies in El Paso County, 6 of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Colorado has some of the best state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in El Paso County is 4.51%. This includes data from 5 companies, including Colorado Springs Utilities, Mountain View Electric Association, and Fountain Electric Utilities. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned El Paso County a rank of 1365th best in the US out of 3230 counties.

Providers In Each City in El Paso County:

  • Calhan, Colorado:
    • Mountain View Electric Association: 100.00%
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado:
    • Colorado Springs Utilities: 95.53%
    • Mountain View Electric Association: 4.47%
  • Fountain, Colorado:
    • Colorado Springs Utilities: 2.58%
    • Fountain Electric Utilities: 97.42%
  • Green Mountain Falls, Colorado:
    • Colorado Springs Utilities: 88.45%
    • Core Electric Cooperative: 11.55%
  • Manitou Springs, Colorado:
    • Colorado Springs Utilities: 100.00%
  • Monument, Colorado:
    • Mountain View Electric Association: 100.00%
  • Palmer Lake, Colorado:
    • Core Electric Cooperative: 98.87%
    • Mountain View Electric Association: 1.13%
  • Ramah, Colorado:
    • Mountain View Electric Association: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

The largest electricity supplier in El Paso County, Colorado by total customer count is Colorado Springs Utilities.

How many electric companies offer service in El Paso County, Colorado?

El Paso County, Colorado has 6 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in El Paso County, Colorado?

How many power plants are located within El Paso County, Colorado?

El Paso County, Colorado has 17 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-05-21