Benton County, IA: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Benton County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Benton County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Benton County is the 24th largest county by population in the state, with 25,654 citizens calling the county home.

Benton County ranks as the 1548th worst pollution level from electricity consumption out of 3230 counties in the United States, releasing 126,323,198.96 kilograms of CO2 gases.

The national average residential price per kilowatt hour sits at 16.07 cents, while residents of Benton County enjoy an average rate that is 17.63% below that at 13.24 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 1258th highest county in the nation for non-renewable production per capita, Benton County generates -0.01 megawatt hours per person a year.

Benton County produces -0.01 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 77 highest county out of 99 counties in Iowa for production per capita.

Benton County continues to make strides with the reduction of non-renewable fuel type usage for electricity production purposes. The county has had a 143.94% reduction in the consumption of these fuel sources in their electric generation plants.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    437,133 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.04 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    126,323,199 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,924.11 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Vinton

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Vinton Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for February, 2024

12.46¢ per kWh

  • 2.79% higher than last month
  • 5.13% higher than February last year
  • 8.04% lower than the Iowa average
  • 24.2% lower than the US average
  • 436th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since February last year
  • 7,196th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,021 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,632 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

13.62¢ per kWh

  • 0.37% higher than last month
  • 1.17% higher than February last year
  • 8.19% lower than the Iowa average
  • 17.59% lower than the US average
  • 430th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 10,083rd in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 558 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,177 since February last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$95.4 per month

  • 20.28% lower than last month
  • 1.71% lower than February last year
  • 3.13% lower than the Iowa average
  • 27.69% lower than the US average
  • 380th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 4 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since February last year
  • 4,584th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 610 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 75 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$105.93 per month

  • 0.13% lower than last month
  • 2.17% lower than February last year
  • 9.52% lower than the Iowa average
  • 21.94% lower than the US average
  • 372nd in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 4,685th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 35 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,044 since February last year

Vinton, IA Electricity Overview

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On average, Vinton's residential electricity rate is 13.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.59% more than the average state price of 13.41 cents and 15.25% less than the national average of 16.07 cents. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $105.93 per month, while the nationwide average is $137.93. Vinton Municipal Electric Utilities is the largest provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Electricity use in Vinton creates 24,379,284.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 85th highest amount of any city in Iowa. This total results in 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, so the city ranks 131st highest in Iowa for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city has the 23rd highest number of power plants of any city in the state, with one total power plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vinton

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.160/kWh$0.105/kWh$159.84/mo.$75.13/mo.
430th13.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Vinton
372nd$105.93Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vinton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vinton, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.17130.423,562,619.44647,259,448
East-Central Iowa Rural Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.68160.63117,773.1213,757,026.83
Vinton Municipal Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.6090.8415,677.232,131,685.41

Belle Plaine, IA Electricity Overview

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On average, Belle Plaine's residential electricity rate is 17.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 33.73% more than the average state price of 13.41 cents and 11.56% higher than the national average of 16.07. Alliant Energy is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Consumers in Belle Plaine are faced with 0.74 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 75.7 minutes.

Electricity use in Belle Plaine creates 11,911,429.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 145th highest amount of any city in Iowa. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Belle Plaine as the 832nd highest polluting city in Iowa. The city has no power production plants within its borders, meaning the companies that service the city must import the 41,218.7 megawatt hours the citizens consume every year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Belle Plaine

Belle Plaine residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
1022nd17.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Belle Plaine
834th$130.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Belle Plaine Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Belle Plaine, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.17130.423,562,619.44647,259,448

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Atkins, IA Electricity Overview

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On average, Atkins' residential electricity rate is 17.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 33.73% more than the average state price of 13.41 cents and 11.56% higher than the national average of 16.07. Alliant Energy is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Consumers in Atkins are faced with 0.74 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 75.7 minutes.

Electricity use in Atkins creates 11,034,937.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 152nd highest amount of any city in Iowa. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Atkins as the 131st highest polluting city in Iowa. The city has no power production plants within its borders, meaning the companies that service the city must import the 38,185.66 megawatt hours the citizens consume every year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Atkins

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
1022nd17.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Atkins
834th$130.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Atkins Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Atkins, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.17130.423,562,619.44647,259,448

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Electricity Production in Benton County, Iowa

Power Plants in Benton County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Vinton IA Distillate Fuel Oil -308447,876.3-1,454.14

Benton County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 126,323,198.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted each year in Benton County from electricity use. This total equates to 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the county ranks 1342nd worst in the country for pollution per capita. The county has one electricity producing plant.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
80.96%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
19.04%

Benton County, Iowa Net Metering

Out of the 5 providers in Benton County, 4 of them offer net metering to their customers. Residents of Iowa have above average net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity companies in Benton County that report energy loss, including Alliant Energy, East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, and Linn County REC. Together, these 3 companies average a yearly energy loss of 3.30% of electricity generated. The United States average for energy loss is 2.87% and the state average is 2.03%, resulting in a rank of 479th best in the country and a state rank of 74th best out of 3230 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Benton County:

  • Atkins, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Belle Plaine, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Blairstown, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 94.34%
    • East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative: 5.66%
  • Garrison, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Keystone, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Luzerne, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Mount Auburn, Iowa:
    • East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative: 1.86%
    • Alliant Energy: 98.14%
  • Newhall, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Norway, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Shellsburg, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Urbana, Iowa:
    • East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative: 81.94%
    • Alliant Energy: 18.06%
  • Van Horne, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Vinton, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 8.06%
    • Vinton Municipal Electric Utilities: 74.88%
    • East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative: 17.06%
  • Walford, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Walker, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 95.12%
    • East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative: 4.88%

* 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 Benton County, Iowa?

The largest electricity company in Benton County, Iowa by total customer count is Alliant Energy.

How many power plants are located within Benton County, Iowa?

There is one electricity plant located in Benton County, Iowa

What electricity companies offer service in Benton County, Iowa?

How many electric companies offer service in Benton County, Iowa?

Benton County, Iowa is home to 5 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-05-29