Polk County, Florida Electric Profile

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Polk County, Florida Overview

Polk County is the 49th highest polluting county in the state when considering pollution per person.

Polk County generates 97.81% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 34.26 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Polk County as the 7th highest county in Florida out of 67 counties for non-renewable generation per capita each year.

Polk County had a 29.22% rise over the last year in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity provider in Polk County is Tampa Electric.

Polk County produces 35.03 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 566th highest county out of 3221 counties for production per capita in the nation.

Polk County is ranked as the 2nd largest producer of electricity in Florida out of 67 counties for electricity generation, producing 25,399,632.45 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    8,114,887  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.19  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    25,399,632  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    557,222  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    24,842,410  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    35.03  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,067,331,481  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,230.53  kg

Lakeland, FL Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.80 cents per kilowatt hour for Lakeland, which is 1.71% less than the average Florida rate of 12.01 cents. The city produces roughly 23.45 megawatt hours per capita per year from electricity generating plants located within its city limits, which makes them the 20th highest producing city in Florida out of 960 cities. The city produces over 2,600,000 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 10th most in total production for a city in the state.

Lakeland citizens average 5,627.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them 12th worst in Florida out of 960 in this category. While not as telling of a statistic, the total emissions of the city from electricity use is 633,849,294.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 16th largest amount in the state. Natural Gas is the primary fuel source in Lakeland, with 84.69% of electricity production coming from the fuel. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Coal at 14.82% and Solar at 0.49% of generation. Lakeland has the 3rd most power producing plants of any city in Florida, with 4 total power plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lakeland

Lakeland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.142/kWh$0.111/kWh $195.22/mo.$95.10/mo.
498th 11.80¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lakeland
446th $131.63 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lakeland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lakeland, Florida

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy Florida BUNDLED 13.69 144.93 21,191,845 2,901,902,572
Lakeland Electric BUNDLED 9.82 117.62 2,376,351.76 1,612,266 158,325,300
Tampa Electric BUNDLED 11.63 135.13 9,940,939 1,156,358,191

Zips with electric coverage in Lakeland, Florida include: 33810, 33813, 33823, 33801, 33809, 33803, 33805, 33811, 33815, 33812, 33868

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Winter Haven, FL Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.85 cents per kilowatt hour for Winter Haven, which is 1.34% less than the average Florida rate of 12.01 cents. There has been a 6.23% decline in the usage of sustainable fuel types (such as solar, wind or hydro power) in Winter Haven over the course of the past year. There is a deficit of 548,899.76 megawatt hours in the city due to the fact that citizens are using 27848.80% more electricity than is generated. This leads to the need to import additional megawatt hours.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Winter Haven averages 4,484.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption. Total emissions in the city are 220,729,432.82 kilograms, which is the 84th highest total amount of pollution for a city in Florida. The city is home to one power generation plant. Winter Haven has roughly 100.00% of its electricity generated by Solar.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Winter Haven

Winter Haven residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.129/kWh$0.093/kWh $186.73/mo.$95.72/mo.
502nd 11.85¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winter Haven
522nd $136.16 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Winter Haven Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Winter Haven, Florida

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy Florida BUNDLED 13.69 144.93 21,191,845 2,901,902,572
Tampa Electric BUNDLED 11.63 135.13 1,971 9,940,939 1,156,358,191

Zips with electric coverage in Winter Haven, Florida include: 33880, 33844, 33823, 33881, 33884, 33830, 33859, 33850, 33838, 33839

Haines City, FL Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.69 cents per kilowatt hour for Haines City, which is 14.02% more than the average Florida rate of 12.01 cents. Duke Energy Florida has an estimated 1,600 total residential customers, more than any other electricity provider who operates in the city. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $132.16, while the Haines City average is 9.66% more at $144.93 per month. This is the 724th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in Florida.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Haines City averages 4,500.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption. Total emissions in the city are 120,030,294.84 kilograms, which is the 154th highest total amount of pollution for a city in Florida. All of the electricity sold in Haines City has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power production sources within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Haines City

Haines City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.143/kWh$0.111/kWh $195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
751st 13.69¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Haines City
724th $144.93 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Haines City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Haines City, Florida

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy Florida BUNDLED 13.69 144.93 21,191,845 2,901,902,572

Energy Production in Polk County, Florida

Power Plants in Polk County, Florida

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Hines Energy ComplexDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Polk County FL Natural Gas 11,517,629 4,434,616,419.52 385.03 Yes
Polk County FL Natural Gas 5,824,817 2,205,304,546.58 378.6 Yes
Lakeland FL Natural Gas 2,495,471 1,250,654,788.53 501.17
Osprey Energy Center Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Auburndale FL Natural Gas 2,420,414 935,265,432.78 386.41
Polk County FL Natural Gas 765,436 321,593,635.58 420.14
Orange Cogeneration FacilityOrange Cogeneration LP (100.00%)
Bartow FL Natural Gas 416,003.9 161,756,116.06 388.83
Mulberry Cogeneration FacilityPolk Power Partners LP (100.00%)
Polk County FL Natural Gas 401,907 168,617,623.02 419.54
Mosaic New Wales OperationsMosaic Fertilizer LLC (100.00%)
Polk County FL Waste Heat 376,820
Mosaic Co Bartow FacilityMosaic Company (100.00%)
Polk County FL Waste Heat 280,560
Lakeland FL Natural Gas 133,443 77,581,400.68 581.38
Payne Creek SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 132,614
Mosaic South Pierce OperationsMosaic Fertilizer LLC (100.00%)
Polk County FL Waste Heat 119,256
Peace Creek SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Bartow FL Solar 110,975
Polk County FL Solar 103,537
Lake Hancock SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 94,628
Bonnie Mine SolarTampa Electric (100.00%)
Polk County FL Solar 71,674
Florida's Natural GrowersCitrus World Inc (100.00%)
Polk County FL Natural Gas 47,551.56 10,980,607.82 230.92
Cutrale Citrus Juices USA IICutrale Citrus Juices USA Inc (100.00%)
Polk County FL Natural Gas 43,102 34,124,318.62 791.71
Bartow Solar Energy LLCARE RP Bartow, LLC (100.00%)
Bartow FL Solar 13,255
Polk County FL Solar 9,675

Polk County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Polk County citizens average 4,230.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of Polk County from electricity consumption is 3,067,331,481.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 10th highest amount in the state and 1944th in the United States. Approximately 93.19% of Polk County's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Waste Heat at 3.06% and Solar at 2.19% of production. Polk County has 25 electricity plants, which is 48th most in the US.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
93.19%
WASTE HEAT
Waste Heat
3.06%
SOLAR
Solar
2.19%
COAL
Coal
1.54%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.02%

Polk County, Florida Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electricity companies in Polk County offer net metering to their consumers. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

The county has 6 companies who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these 6 suppliers is 4.67%. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Polk County a rank of 1860th best in the US out of 3221 counties.

Providers In Each City in Polk County:

  • Auburndale, Florida:
    • Lakeland Electric: 8.38%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 7.34%
    • Tampa Electric: 84.29%
  • Bartow, Florida:
    • Bartow Electric: 49.91%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 50.09%
  • Davenport, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Dundee, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Eagle Lake, Florida:
    • Tampa Electric: 100.00%
  • Fort Meade, Florida:
    • Fort Meade, Florida Electric Utility: 49.97%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 50.03%
  • Frostproof, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Haines City, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Highland Park, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Hillcrest Heights, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Lake Alfred, Florida:
    • Tampa Electric: 100.00%
  • Lake Hamilton, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Lake Wales, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 90.13%
    • Tampa Electric: 9.87%
  • Lakeland, Florida:
    • Lakeland Electric: 48.46%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 50.92%
    • Tampa Electric: 0.62%
  • Mulberry, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 18.01%
    • Tampa Electric: 81.99%
  • Polk City, Florida:
    • Lakeland Electric: 38.11%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 33.67%
    • Tampa Electric: 28.22%
  • Winter Haven, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 10.52%
    • Tampa Electric: 89.48%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Polk County, Florida?

The largest electricity supplier in Polk County, Florida by megawatt hours sold is Tampa Electric.

How many electric companies offer service in Polk County, Florida?

There are 7 electricity companies operating in Polk County, Florida.

How many power plants are within Polk County, Florida?

There are 25 power plants in Polk County, Florida

Which electricity companies offer service in Polk County, Florida?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Tampa Electric 230,137
2 Lakeland Electric 134,225
3 Duke Energy Florida 119,947
4 Bartow Electric 12,538
5 Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative 10,147
6 Peace River Electric 4,496
7 Fort Meade, Florida Electric Utility 2,792

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-22