Ouray County, Colorado Electric Profile

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The usage of renewable fuel types for electricity generation has fallen by 40.88% in Ouray County within the past year.

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As the 34th highest producer of electricity in the state out of 64 counties, Ouray County produces 11,150 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuels.

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Ouray County is ranked 2007th out of 3220 for highest polluting county in the country when considering pollution per person.

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The national average residential rate per kilowatt hour is 13.45 cents, while residents of Ouray County pay an average rate of 17.71% more than the national average at 15.83 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Releasing 20,540,535.34 kilograms of CO2 gases, Ouray County has the 2601st worst pollution level from electricity use of any county in the nation and 45th highest in Colorado.

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There was a 20.92% increase in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the last 12 months in Ouray County.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    49,009 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    11,150 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    11,150 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.25 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    20,540,535 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,147.93 kg

Ouray, CO Electric Overview

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Ouray's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 15.86 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 24.96% higher than the average Colorado rate of 12.69 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $129 per month. San Miguel Power Association is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

For every person in the city there are 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 9th worst in Colorado out of 459 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 5,358,802.46 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 Ouray

Ouray residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.156/kWh$129.00/mo.$122.93/mo.
356th15.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ouray
375th$129Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ouray Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ouray, Colorado

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San Miguel Power AssociationBUNDLED15.86129No DataIcon representing missing value.111,17517,628,700
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.

Ridgway, CO Electric Overview

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Ridgway has an average residential electricity rate of 15.86 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.89% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $129 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in the city pay 7.29% more compared to other residents in the US. With a population of 992 citizens, the city is the 212th largest city in Colorado.

Ridgway 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 5,326,585.21 kilograms, the city ranks 209th 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 9,817.68 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ridgway

Ridgway residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.156/kWh$129.00/mo.$122.93/mo.
356th15.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ridgway
375th$129Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ridgway Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ridgway, Colorado

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San Miguel Power AssociationBUNDLED15.86129No DataIcon representing missing value.111,17517,628,700
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Loghill Village CDP, CO Electric Overview

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Loghill Village CDP has an average residential electricity rate of 15.86 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.89% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $129 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Customers in the city pay 7.29% more compared to other residents in the US. With a population of 661 citizens, the city is the 251st largest city in Colorado.

Loghill Village CDP is tied for last in the country for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating within the city. Approximately 3,549,266.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city from electricity consumption each year.. Averaging 5,369.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 9th worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Loghill Village CDP

Loghill Village CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.156/kWh$129.00/mo.$122.93/mo.
356th15.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Loghill Village CDP
375th$129Average residential monthly electricity bill for Loghill Village CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Loghill Village CDP, Colorado

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San Miguel Power AssociationBUNDLED15.86129No DataIcon representing missing value.111,17517,628,700
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 Ouray County, Colorado

Power Plants in Ouray County, Colorado

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Ouray County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Ouray County results in 20,540,535.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 45th most of any county in Colorado. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the county, which amounts to 4,147.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Ouray County is the 49th highest polluting county in Colorado. There is one electricity plant in the county, which is the 1432nd highest number of power plants in a county in the US and translates to the 425th highest amount of power plants per person. In Ouray County, Conventional Hydroelectric is 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation.

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Ouray County, Colorado Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Ouray County include San Miguel Power Association and Delta Montrose Electric Regulations put in place at the state level are some of the best for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 electricity providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss for these 3 companies is 4.85%. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Ouray County a rank of 39th best in the state out of 64 counties.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Ouray County, Colorado?

The largest electricity provider in Ouray County, Colorado by total customer count is San Miguel Power Association.

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

Ouray County, Colorado is home to 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

How many power plants are located in Ouray County, Colorado?

Ouray County, Colorado has one active power plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Ouray County, Colorado?

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1San Miguel Power Association2,027
2Delta Montrose Electric162

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16