Gunnison County, Colorado Electric Profile

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While the national average residential rate of electricity is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Gunnison County’s average rate is 23.25% higher at 16.58 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Citizens of Gunnison County consume enough electricity to release 0 kilograms of CO2 gases per person, which is the 57th highest amount of pollution from electric use for a county in the state.

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The largest electricity supplier in Gunnison County by megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of Colorado.

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Gunnison County is the 57th highest pollution level due to electricity use out of 64 counties in Colorado, emitting 0 kilograms of CO2 gases.

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Gunnison County has the 1104th highest electricity production in the nation out of 3220 counties, generating 259,284 megawatt hours.

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Gunnison County had a 56.12% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    172,819 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    259,284 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    259,284 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    14.85 MWh

Gunnison, CO Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Gunnison are paying a residential electricity rate of 11.47 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the residents, this rate is below both the Colorado and the United States average rates of 12.69 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The Colorado average monthly residential electric bill is $93.12, while the Gunnison average is 23.06% less at $71.64 per month. This is the 5th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state. Gunnison Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

As the 99th worst ranked city out of 459 cities in Colorado, Gunnison emits 34,381,174.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use a year. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which amounts to 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Gunnison as the 9th highest polluting city in the state. The city is home to zero power generation plants, which is, of course, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gunnison

Gunnison residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.098/kWh$71.64/mo.$60.12/mo.
7th11.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gunnison
5th$71.64Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gunnison Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gunnison, Colorado

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Gunnison ElectricBUNDLED11.4771.64No DataIcon representing missing value.26,739.393,066,642.79
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Crested Butte, CO Electric Overview

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Crested Butte's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 17.28 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 36.20% higher than the average Colorado rate of 12.69 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. With 3 residential customers, Gunnison County Electric Association is the largest supplier in the city.

For every person in the city there are 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 101st worst in Colorado out of 459 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 7,189,816.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Crested Butte

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.171/kWh$116.90/mo.$110.40/mo.
412th17.28¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Crested Butte
270th$113.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Crested Butte Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Crested Butte, Colorado

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Gunnison County Electric AssociationBUNDLED17.28113.76No DataIcon representing missing value.76,534.4413,227,516.48
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Mount Crested Butte, CO Electric Overview

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Mount Crested Butte has an average residential electricity rate of 17.28 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 28.49% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. With a population of 989 residents, the city is the 214th most populated city in the state. With 6 total residential customers, Gunnison County Electric Association is the largest provider in the city.

Mount Crested Butte emits 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 101st worst polluting city out of 459 cities in the state. With total emissions of 5,310,476.58 kilograms, the city ranks 211th worst in Colorado for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 9,787.99 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mount Crested Butte

Mount Crested Butte residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.171/kWh$116.90/mo.$110.40/mo.
412th17.28¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mount Crested Butte
270th$113.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mount Crested Butte Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

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Gunnison County Electric AssociationBUNDLED17.28113.76No DataIcon representing missing value.76,534.4413,227,516.48
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLEDNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Energy Production in Gunnison County, Colorado

Power Plants in Gunnison County, Colorado

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Gunnison County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Gunnison County from electricity use per year. This total also equates to a ranking of 2960th highest in the country for emissions per resident from electricity use, with an average of 0 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The county is home to one electricity generation plant, which is 36th highest in the state and 35th highest when counting power plants per capita. Gunnison County's fuel of choice is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from this fuel type.

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Gunnison County, Colorado Net Metering

Of the 4 electric companies in Gunnison County, 75.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Oftentimes net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and Colorado has favorable laws for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 providers in Gunnison County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.99% of electricity produced. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Gunnison County a rank of 18th best in the state out of 64 counties.

Providers In Each City in Gunnison County:

  • Crested Butte, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Gunnison County Electric Association: 50.00%
  • Gunnison, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.03%
    • Gunnison Electric: 49.97%
  • Marble, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Holy Cross Energy: 50.00%
  • Mount Crested Butte, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Gunnison County Electric Association: 50.00%
  • Pitkin, Colorado:
    • Western Area Power Administration: 50.00%
    • Gunnison County Electric Association: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Gunnison County, Colorado?

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1Public Service Company of Colorado11,326
2Delta Montrose Electric7,755
3Gunnison County Electric Association7,623

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

The largest electricity provider in Gunnison County, Colorado by total customer count is Public Service Company of Colorado.

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

There is one electricity plant in Gunnison County, Colorado

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

There are 4 electricity companies serving consumers in Gunnison County, Colorado.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16