La Plata County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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La Plata County, Colorado Electricity Overview

La Plata County released 260,190,164.55 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which makes it the 1030th highest polluting county out of 3221 counties in the country.

As the 10th highest county in the state for non-renewable production per capita, La Plata County produces 0.87 megawatt hours per person each year.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in La Plata County is La Plata Electric Association.

La Plata County is the 46th worst polluting county in Colorado when considering pollution per person. The county emits 4,676.48 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

In La Plata County, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has declined by 38.89% in the past year.

La Plata County produces 18.54% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 11,000 megawatt hours per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    550,156 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    59,342 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    11,000 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    48,342 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.07 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    260,190,165 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,676.48 kg

Durango, CO Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens who call Durango home are billed a residential electricity price of 15.81 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the state and the United States average prices of 13.44 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. La Plata Electric Association sells an estimated 4,487.13 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity suppliers.

For every citizen in the city there are 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This results in a total pollution amount of 99,968,176.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Durango

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.158/kWh$0.153/kWh$106.15/mo.$100.00/mo.
340th15.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Durango
189th$106.15Average residential monthly electricity bill for Durango Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Durango, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
La Plata Electric AssociationBUNDLED15.81106.15305,98048,364,000

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Bayfield, CO Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens who call Bayfield home are billed a residential electricity price of 15.81 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the state and the United States average prices of 13.44 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. La Plata Electric Association sells an estimated 431.96 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity suppliers.

For every citizen in the city there are 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This results in a total pollution amount of 14,876,497.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bayfield

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.158/kWh$0.153/kWh$106.15/mo.$100.00/mo.
340th15.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bayfield
189th$106.15Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bayfield Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bayfield, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
La Plata Electric AssociationBUNDLED15.81106.15305,98048,364,000

Ignacio, CO Electricity Overview

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On average, citizens who call Ignacio home are billed a residential electricity price of 15.81 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this price is more than both the state and the United States average prices of 13.44 and 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Ignacio is the 239th largest city in the state, with a population of 852. La Plata Electric Association is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

For every citizen in the city there are 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This results in a total pollution amount of 4,466,094.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ignacio

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.158/kWh$0.153/kWh$106.15/mo.$100.00/mo.
340th15.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ignacio
189th$106.15Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ignacio Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ignacio, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
La Plata Electric AssociationBUNDLED15.81106.15305,98048,364,000

Electricity Production in La Plata County, Colorado

Power Plants in La Plata County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Williams Ignacio Natural Gas PlantWilliams Field Services Co (100.00%)
La Plata County CO Waste Heat 48,342
Vallecito HydroelectricPtarmigan Res & Engy Inc (100.00%)
La Plata County CO Conventional Hydroelectric 11,000

La Plata County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For every citizen in the county there are 4,676.48 kilograms of CO2 pollution from electricity consumption. This equals a total pollution amount from electricity use of 260,190,164.55 kilograms. Waste Heat makes up 81.46% of the fuel used for electricity generation in La Plata County. La Plata County is home to 2 electricity plants, which is 21st highest in Colorado.

WASTE HEAT
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
Waste Heat
81.46%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
18.54%

La Plata County, Colorado Net Metering

La Plata County is home to one electric provider. Fortunately for residents in the county who are interested in having personal solar panels, the only company in town allows for net metering. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Colorado has some of the best laws and regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

The one company in La Plata County who reports energy loss metrics reported an annual loss of 3.84%. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in La Plata County receiving a rank of 885th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in La Plata County, Colorado

FAQ

How many power plants are located within La Plata County, Colorado?

La Plata County, Colorado is home to 2 electricity plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in La Plata County, Colorado?

The largest electricity provider in La Plata County, Colorado by megawatt hours sold is La Plata Electric Association.

Which electricity companies offer service in La Plata County, Colorado?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1La Plata Electric Association21,443

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01