Palm Beach County, Florida Electric Profile

Palm Beach County generates 54.23% more megawatt hours than the county consumes, leading to the ability to export the surplus.

Palm Beach County ranks 4th in the state out of 67 counties for total generation of electricity from non-renewable energy sources, with 25,204,633.24 of the county’s 25,844,810.06 megawatt hours coming from those fuel types.

Palm Beach County is the 25th largest county by population in the nation, with 1,496,770 residents residing within the county's borders.

Palm Beach County is the 751st highest producer of megawatt hours per capita out of 3220 counties in the US, with a population of 1,496,770 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 25,844,810.06.

As the 49th highest generator of electricity in the country out of 3220 counties, Palm Beach County produces 25,844,810.06 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.

Florida Power & Light is the largest supplier in Palm Beach County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    16,757,801 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.2 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    25,844,810 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    640,177 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    25,204,633 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    17.27 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    6,830,053,390 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,563.2 kg

West Palm Beach, FL Electric Overview

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Citizens who call West Palm Beach home purchase electricity for, on average, 10.91 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.67% less than the average state rate of 11.82 cents. With annual generation of 880,774 megawatt hours, West Palm Beach is the 15th highest producer of electricity in Florida. The city is the 27th highest generating city in Florida out of 920 cities, averaging 8.02 megawatt hours produced per citizen.

West Palm Beach's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste. The city produces 54.58% of the total generation in the city from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste at 44.66% and Natural Gas at 0.75% of generation. For every citizen in the city there are 13,783.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions. With total emissions of 1,512,997,744.67 kilograms, the city ranks 4th highest in the state for total emissions from electricity use. There are 2 electricity generation plants in West Palm Beach, which is the 11th most power plants in a city in Florida and the 2438th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.082/kWh$162.13/mo.$89.23/mo.
61st10.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of West Palm Beach
83rd$125.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for West Palm Beach Residents

Electric Companies With Service in West Palm Beach, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Florida Power & LightBUNDLED10.91125.6962,961,8966,871,206,000

Zips with electric coverage in West Palm Beach, Florida include: 33411, 33417, 33409, 33407, 33401, 33406, 33405, 33412

Boca Raton, FL Electric Overview

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On average, citizens of Boca Raton are charged a residential electricity rate of 10.91 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 61st out of 920 cities in the state. Florida Power & Light has 6,122 total residential customers, more than any other provider who operates in the city.

Boca Raton is the 29th worst ranked city in the state out of 920 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 441,339,796.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 352nd highest in Florida for pollution per resident from electricity consumption, with an average of 4,528.05 kilograms of emissions per capita. The city is home to no power plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Boca Raton

Boca Raton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.082/kWh$162.13/mo.$89.23/mo.
61st10.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Boca Raton
83rd$125.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Boca Raton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Boca Raton, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Florida Power & LightBUNDLED10.91125.6962,961,8966,871,206,000

Zips with electric coverage in Boca Raton, Florida include: 33433, 33445, 33444, 33486, 33496, 33431, 33487, 33432, 33434

Boynton Beach, FL Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Boynton Beach are paying a residential electricity rate of 10.91 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the residents, this rate is below both the Florida and the United States average rates of 11.82 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Florida Power & Light sells 73,214.17 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other suppliers.

The 860,209.22 megawatt hours of electricity used in the city must be imported from nearby cities or rural areas as there are no electricity facilities within the city limits. The city is the 43rd worst ranked city in the state out of 920 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 347,898,994.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the city’s emissions reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 4,528.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 352nd highest polluting city in Florida for CO2 pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.082/kWh$162.13/mo.$89.23/mo.
61st10.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Boynton Beach
83rd$125.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Boynton Beach Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Boynton Beach, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Florida Power & LightBUNDLED10.91125.6962,961,8966,871,206,000

Zips with electric coverage in Boynton Beach, Florida include: 33436, 33435, 33462, 33445, 33426, 33483

Energy Production in Palm Beach County, Florida

Power Plants in Palm Beach County, Florida

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
West County Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Palm Beach County FL Natural Gas 19,060,836.067,064,270,710.5370.62Yes
Riviera Beach FL Natural Gas 5,644,4241,993,972,054.5353.26Yes
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 2Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co (100.00%)
West Palm Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 536,781803,376,245.51,496.66
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 1Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Co (100.00%)
West Palm Beach FL Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 343,993568,807,356.71,653.54
Hibiscus Solar Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
The Acreage CDP FL Solar 161,206
Sabal Palm Solar CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Palm Beach County FL Solar 50,995
Okeelanta CogenerationNew Hope Power Company (100.00%)
Palm Beach County FL Agricultural By-products 39,74197,523,500.112,453.98
Lake Worth FL Natural Gas 6,8345,737,342.19839.53Yes

Palm Beach County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Palm Beach County's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which makes up 24,693,005.73 megawatt hours (or 95.54%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste make up the next highest amounts at 1.86% (480,768.86 megawatt hours) and 1.52% (393,369.83 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 8 power generation plants in the county, which is the 6th most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 40th highest number of plants per resident in the state. Palm Beach County’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 6,830,053,390.18 kilograms, which is the 24th most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 1773rd worst in the nation for emissions per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
95.54%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
1.86%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
1.52%
SOLAR
Solar
0.82%
AGRICULTURAL BY-PRODUCTS
Agricultural By-products
0.13%
OTHER
Other
0.12%

Palm Beach County, Florida Net Metering

Palm Beach County is home to one electricity provider. Fortunately for citizens in the county who are interested in having personal solar panels, the only supplier in the county has net metering practices in place. Consumers in Florida have pretty good net metering laws that encourage the installation of solar panels.

Energy Loss

Palm Beach County has an average of 5.93% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Florida average is 4.91%, resulting in a rank of 2538th best in the country and a state rank of 63rd best out of 3220 and 67 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Palm Beach County, Florida

Providers In Each City in Palm Beach County:

  • Atlantis, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Belle Glade, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Boca Raton, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Boynton Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Briny Breezes, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Cloud Lake, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Delray Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Glen Ridge, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Golf, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Greenacres, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Gulf Stream, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Haverhill, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Highland Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Hypoluxo, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Juno Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Jupiter, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Lake Clarke Shores, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Lake Park, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Lake Worth, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 50.30%
    • City of Lake Worth Utilities: 49.70%
  • Lantana, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Loxahatchee Groves, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Manalapan, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Mangonia Park, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • North Palm Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Ocean Ridge, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Pahokee, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Palm Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Palm Beach Shores, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Palm Springs, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 74.54%
    • City of Lake Worth Utilities: 25.46%
  • Riviera Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Royal Palm Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • South Bay, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • South Palm Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Tequesta, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Wellington, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • West Palm Beach, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%
  • Westlake, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 100.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are in Palm Beach County, Florida?

There are 8 active power plants located in Palm Beach County, Florida

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Palm Beach County, Florida?

By total megawatt hours sold, Florida Power & Light is the largest electricity company in Palm Beach County, Florida.

What electricity companies offer service in Palm Beach County, Florida?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Florida Power & Light450,657

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-18