Rio Grande County, Colorado Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Electricity Overview

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Rio Grande County had a 2.07% drop over the course of the preceding 12 months.

Rio Grande County ranks 374th in the nation out of 3221 counties for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.38 megawatt hours generated per person each year.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in Rio Grande County is Public Service Company of Colorado.

While the national average residential electricity rate is 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, Rio Grande County's average is 11.42% higher at 15.59 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 18th largest generator of solar powered electricity in Colorado out of 64, Rio Grande County generates a total of 4,334 megawatt hours from solar.

Over the previous year, Rio Grande County has had a 71.58% increase in production of electricity from solar power, up from 2,526 megawatt hours per year to 4,334 megawatt hours a year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    114,099 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    9.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,334 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    4,334 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.38 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    58,188,685 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,042.78 kg

Monte Vista, CO Electricity Overview

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On average, Monte Vista's residents spend 14.93 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 11.08% more than the average Colorado price of 13.44 cents and 6.67% more than the national average of 13.99. Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Emitting 22,262,327.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Monte Vista ranks 124th worst out of 483 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity consumed in Monte Vista has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Monte Vista

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.125/kWh$115.61/mo.$74.40/mo.
306th14.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Monte Vista
145th$97.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for Monte Vista Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Monte Vista, 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
San Luis Valley RECBUNDLED16.95112.870,38511,930,000

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Del Norte, CO Electricity Overview

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Emitting 7,642,682.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Del Norte ranks 190th worst out of 483 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity consumed in Del Norte has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

South Fork, CO Electricity Overview

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On average, South Fork's residents spend 16.95 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 26.15% more than the average Colorado price of 13.44 cents and 21.14% more than the national average of 13.99. With an estimated 10 residential customers, San Luis Valley REC is the largest provider in the city. South Fork is home to 510 residents, which is the 286th highest population for a city in Colorado.

Emitting 2,673,366.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions, South Fork ranks 283rd worst out of 483 cities in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The city averages 5,241.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity consumed in South Fork has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no electricity production sources within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in South Fork

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.223/kWh$0.148/kWh$154.58/mo.$88.04/mo.
405th16.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of South Fork
258th$112.8Average residential monthly electricity bill for South Fork Residents

Electric Companies With Service in South Fork, Colorado

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
San Luis Valley RECBUNDLED16.95112.870,38511,930,000

Electricity Production in Rio Grande County, Colorado

Power Plants in Rio Grande County, Colorado

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rio Grande County CO Solar 4,334

Rio Grande County, Colorado Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 2188th worst ranked county in the US, Rio Grande County emits 58,188,684.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. The county also ranks 1478th highest in pollution per capita, averaging 5,042.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per resident. The county is home to one electricity generation plant. Rio Grande County's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

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Rio Grande County, Colorado Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electric companies in Rio Grande County offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, Colorado has highly favorable net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Rio Grande County who report energy loss statistics had an average of 4.93% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 3.81%, resulting in a rank of 1781st best in the US and a state rank of 40th best out of 3221 and 64 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Rio Grande County, Colorado

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Rio Grande County, Colorado?

By total megawatt hours sold, Public Service Company of Colorado is the largest electricity supplier in Rio Grande County, Colorado.

How many power plants are in Rio Grande County, Colorado?

Rio Grande County, Colorado is home to one power plant generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

How many electric companies offer service in Rio Grande County, Colorado?

There are 2 electricity suppliers offering service in Rio Grande County, Colorado.

Which electricity companies offer service in Rio Grande County, Colorado?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Public Service Company of Colorado45,667
2San Luis Valley REC2,071

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-18