Otero County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Otero County, Colorado Electricity Overview

Otero County emits 5,275.01 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the state average of 5,231.18.

Black Hills Energy is the largest supplier in Otero County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Averaging production of 0.06 megawatt hours per resident each year, Otero County ranks 43 out of 64 counties in the state in generation per capita.

Otero County uses about 17001.76% of the electricity that it produces.

The use of non-renewable fuel sources in electricity generation in Otero County has been reduced by 481.40% during the last year.

The county is the 1913th largest generator of electricity in the country out of 3221 counties, producing 1,087 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    184,809 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,087 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,087 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.06 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    98,590,029 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,275.01 kg

La Junta, CO Electricity Overview

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La Junta's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 15.84 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 13.19% above the average national price of 13.99 cents. La Junta Utilities sells an estimated 83,953.36 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in La Junta average 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 10th worst polluting city out of 483 cities in Colorado based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 38,381,154.07 kilograms. The city has no electricity generation plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in La Junta

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.265/kWh$0.151/kWh$163.32/mo.$76.51/mo.
348th15.84¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of La Junta
152nd$98.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for La Junta Residents

Electric Companies With Service in La Junta, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED17.74107.4635,712112,785,703
La Junta UtilitiesBUNDLED14.6891.8122,584.73,316,291.39
Southeast Colorado Power AssociationBUNDLED16.65125.0370,86911,803,200

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Rocky Ford, CO Electricity Overview

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Rocky Ford's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 17.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.80% above the average national price of 13.99 cents. The city is ranked 29th in the state in total electricity generated from power generating plants within its borders, with 1,087 megawatt hours produced. Non-renewable fuels are used to generate 1,087 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of their total generation.

Emissions in Rocky Ford average 5,401.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 7th worst polluting city out of 483 cities in Colorado based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 20,936,599.11 kilograms. Distillate Fuel Oil is the fuel of choice in Rocky Ford, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Rocky Ford has one electricity plant within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Rocky Ford

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.265/kWh$0.151/kWh$163.32/mo.$76.51/mo.
434th17.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Rocky Ford
206th$107.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Rocky Ford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Rocky Ford, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED17.74107.41,087635,712112,785,703

Fowler, CO Electricity Overview

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Fowler's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 17.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.80% above the average national price of 13.99 cents. Black Hills Energy sells an estimated 253.42 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Fowler average 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 178th worst polluting city out of 483 cities in Colorado based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 6,568,094.24 kilograms. The city has no electricity generation plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fowler

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.265/kWh$0.151/kWh$163.32/mo.$76.51/mo.
434th17.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fowler
206th$107.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fowler Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fowler, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Black Hills EnergyBUNDLED17.74107.4635,712112,785,703

Electricity Production in Otero County, Colorado

Power Plants in Otero County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rocky Ford CO Distillate Fuel Oil 1,0871,195,255.121,099.59

Otero County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Otero County average 5,275.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 7th highest polluting county out of 64 counties in Colorado based on emissions per capita. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 98,590,029.36 kilograms. Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Otero County. Otero County is home to one electricity producing plant.

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Otero County, Colorado Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Otero County include Black Hills Energy, Southeast Colorado Power Association, and San Isabel Electric Association The state of Colorado has highly favorable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Otero County who report energy loss data had an average of 6.54% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Colorado average is 3.81%, resulting in a rank of 2601st best in the United States and a state rank of 55th best out of 3221 and 64 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Otero County:

  • Cheraw, Colorado:
    • Black Hills Energy: 50.00%
    • Southeast Colorado Power Association: 50.00%
  • Fowler, Colorado:
    • Black Hills Energy: 100.00%
  • La Junta, Colorado:
    • Black Hills Energy: 36.27%
    • La Junta Utilities: 61.44%
    • Southeast Colorado Power Association: 2.29%
  • Manzanola, Colorado:
    • Black Hills Energy: 50.00%
    • Southeast Colorado Power Association: 50.00%
  • Rocky Ford, Colorado:
    • Black Hills Energy: 100.00%
  • Swink, Colorado:
    • Southeast Colorado Power Association: 50.00%
    • Black Hills Energy: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Otero County, Colorado?

By total megawatt hours sold, Black Hills Energy is the largest electricity supplier in Otero County, Colorado.

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

There are 4 electricity companies serving customers in Otero County, Colorado.

What electricity companies offer service in Otero County, Colorado?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Black Hills Energy24,397
2La Junta Utilities3,784
3Southeast Colorado Power Association1,014
4San Isabel Electric Association992

How many power plants are within Otero County, Colorado?

There is one active power plant in Otero County, Colorado

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-20