Garfield County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Garfield County, Colorado Electricity Overview

Garfield County has a population of 61,685 residents.

With 61,685 residents within its borders and 75,635 megawatt hours produced each year, Garfield County has a per capita production rate of 1.23 megawatt hours. This is the 27 largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the state.

Sadly, within the last 12 months, there was a 78.51% increase in the burning of non-renewable fuel sources in the county.

With a nationwide average residential electric bill of $123.86, Garfield County citizens, on average, pay about 0.53% more than their fellow countrymen per month for electricity.

The largest electricity provider in Garfield County by total customers is Public Service Company of Colorado.

Garfield County creates 64.29% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 48,627 megawatt hours per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    609,949 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    75,635 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    55,904 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    19,731 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.23 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    293,521,747 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,758.4 kg

Rifle, CO Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Rifle home have an average residential electricity rate of 12.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.99% lower than the average Colorado rate of 13.44 cents and 7.80% lower than the national average of 13.99 cents. The city has a deficiency of 77,912.4 megawatt hours due to customers using 308.08% more electricity than is generated. This results in the city having to purchase supplemental electricity. Solar fields in the city generate, on average, 0.53 megawatt hours per resident living in the city. This makes the city the 5th out of 483 cities in the state.

Approximately 4,941.46 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity use, making them the 471st worst polluter in the state out of 483 cities. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity consumption of 51,574,011.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Natural Gas makes up 78.02% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Rifle. Rifle has 3 electricity plants, which is the 4th most for a city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rifle

Rifle 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 Rifle
11th$81.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rifle Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rifle, 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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Glenwood Springs, CO Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Glenwood Springs home have an average residential electricity rate of 11.76 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.45% lower than the average Colorado rate of 13.44 cents and 15.93% lower than the national average of 13.99 cents. Glenwood Springs Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $71.12 per month, while the Colorado average is $96.76. Patrons in the city have a 26.50% discount compared to the rest of the state.

Approximately 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity use, making them the 178th worst polluter in the state out of 483 cities. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity consumption of 52,224,998.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood 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.
27th11.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Glenwood Springs
4th$71.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Glenwood Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Glenwood Springs ElectricBUNDLED11.7370.8136,406.764,269,908.97
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED12.9081.239,960,5481,284,955,049

Carbondale, CO Electricity Overview

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Citizens who call Carbondale home have an average residential electricity rate of 12.61 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.14% lower than the average Colorado rate of 13.44 cents and 9.87% lower than the national average of 13.99 cents. Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $124.55 per month.

Approximately 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity use, making them the 10th worst polluter in the state out of 483 cities. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity consumption of 33,726,351.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Carbondale

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.099/kWh$111.40/mo.$51.72/mo.
63rd12.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Carbondale
360th$124.55Average residential monthly electricity bill for Carbondale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Carbondale, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Holy Cross EnergyBUNDLED11.67266.38659,25276,910,500
Public Service Company of ColoradoBUNDLED12.9081.239,960,5481,284,955,049

Electricity Production in Garfield County, Colorado

Power Plants in Garfield County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Garfield County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 48,627
Rifle Generating StationTri State Generation (100.00%)
Rifle CO Natural Gas 19,73110,271,089.5520.5610/2022
Rifle CO Solar 3,568
WWRF Solar PlantSunE Solar Trust VI (100.00%)
Rifle CO Solar 1,991
Eagle Springs Solar LLCEagle Springs Solar LLC (100.00%)
Garfield County CO Solar 1,718

Garfield County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 4,758.4 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the county from electricity use, making them the 1652nd worst in the nation. At 4,758.4 kilograms per person and 61,685 residents in the county, the county emits 293,521,747.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 940th highest rank in the United States Conventional Hydroelectric is the fuel of choice in Garfield County, with 64.29% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Natural Gas and Solar are the second and third most used fuel sources, respectively, for electricity generation. Natural Gas is used to make 26.09% of electricity generation and Solar makes up 9.62% of total generation in the county. Garfield County has 5 electricity plants, which is 449th most in the country.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
64.29%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
26.09%
SOLAR
Solar
9.62%

Garfield County, Colorado Net Metering

Out of the 4 suppliers in Garfield County, 4 of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Colorado has some of the best state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity providers in Garfield County that report energy loss. Combined, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.75% of electricity produced. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.76%, Garfield County is ranked as the 815th best county in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Garfield County:

  • Carbondale, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 76.60%
    • Holy Cross Energy: 23.40%
  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado:
    • Glenwood Springs Electric: 97.04%
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 2.96%
  • New Castle, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Parachute, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 41.45%
    • Holy Cross Energy: 58.55%
  • Rifle, Colorado:
    • Public Service Company of Colorado: 100.00%
  • Silt, 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

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity provider in Garfield County, Colorado.

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

Garfield County, Colorado has 4 electricity companies serving customers in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Garfield County, Colorado?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Public Service Company of Colorado200,860
2Holy Cross Energy7,443
3Glenwood Springs Electric6,580
4Grand Valley Power3,113

How many power plants are in Garfield County, Colorado?

There are 5 electricity plants in Garfield County, Colorado

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-21