Black Hawk County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Black Hawk County, Iowa Electricity Overview

With total production of 41,717 megawatt hours, Black Hawk County is ranked 57th largest producer of electricity out of 99 counties in Iowa for total generation.

Black Hawk County's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 25.16% below the national average price, at 10.47 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents.

The largest electricity provider in Black Hawk County by megawatt hours sold is Cedar Falls Electric Utility.

Black Hawk County consumes 5171.38% more megawatt hours than it generates.

Black Hawk County generates 100.00% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 0.32 megawatt hours per citizen and places Black Hawk County as the 794th highest county in the nation out of 3221 counties for non-renewable production per capita each year.

Black Hawk County residents have an average residential electricity bill of $126.3, which is 12.73% higher than the state average bill of $112.03.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,199,062 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    41,717 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    41,717 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.32 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    755,129,330 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,758.02 kg

Waterloo, IA Electricity Overview

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For the purpose of electricity production, Waterloo's top fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 92.91%, or 8,632.25 megawatt hours of generation in the city. Approximately 381,368,359.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in the city because of electricity use. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 5,665.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 30th highest polluting city in the state when calculating by CO2 emissions per capita. Waterloo has 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 7th highest out of any city in Iowa.

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Cedar Falls, IA Electricity Overview

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Cedar Falls' residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 9.44 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully, 25.94% below the state's average rate of 12.74 cents. Cedar Falls Electric Utility is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. Generation in the city from natural gas averaged 0.17 megawatt hours per person, which is 7th in the state out of 1028 cities.

Cedar Falls' top fuel consumed for electricity production is Natural Gas. The city generates 56.36% of the total production in the city from this fuel type. Petroleum Coke and Coal are the second and third most used fuels for electricity generation. Petroleum Coke makes up 21.96% of electricity generation and Coal accounts for 21.62% of total production in the city. The city has the 2nd most electricity generation plants of any city in the state, with 3 total power plants. Cedar Falls residents average 6,009.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 244,678,759.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 13th highest for total emissions in Iowa.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.099/kWh$0.094/kWh$84.09/mo.$77.55/mo.
27th9.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cedar Falls
11th$78.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cedar Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cedar Falls, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Cedar Falls Electric UtilityBUNDLED9.4478.7114,789172,29616,256,300

Evansdale, IA Electricity Overview

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Evansdale has zero electricity plants. About 5,578.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen are released in the city due to electricity use, making them the 91st worst polluter in the state out of 1028 cities. At 5,578.07 kilograms per person and 4,561 residents in the city, the city emits 25,441,589.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year.

Electricity Production in Black Hawk County, Iowa

Power Plants in Black Hawk County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
University of Northern IowaUniversity of Northern Iowa (100.00%)
Cedar Falls IA Petroleum Coke 17,33011,033,870.38636.69
Cedar Falls IA Natural Gas 14,54416,333,309.321,123.03
Waterloo IA Natural Gas 8,8478,647,451.47977.44
Waterloo IA Distillate Fuel Oil 444329,224.85741.5
La Porte City IA Distillate Fuel Oil 307236,028.44768.82
Cedar Falls IA Natural Gas 245896,077.283,657.46

Black Hawk County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Black Hawk County's top fuel consumed for electricity production is Natural Gas. The county generates 64.08% of the total production in the county from this fuel type. Petroleum Coke and Coal are the second and third most used fuels for electricity generation. Petroleum Coke makes up 16.91% of electricity generation and Coal accounts for 16.64% of total production in the county. The county has the 362nd most electricity generation plants of any county in the nation, with 6 total power plants. Black Hawk County is the 7th worst ranked county in the state out of 99 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the county releasing 755,129,330.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total equates to 5,758.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which ranks the county 1099th worst in the US for pollution per capita.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
64.08%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
16.91%
COAL
Coal
Coal
16.64%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
2.37%

Black Hawk County, Iowa Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electric suppliers in Black Hawk County offer net metering to their consumers. Some net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and Iowa has decent laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Black Hawk County who report energy loss data had an average of 3.43% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Black Hawk County having a rank of 603rd best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Black Hawk County:

  • Cedar Falls, Iowa:
    • Cedar Falls Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • Dunkerton, Iowa:
    • East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Hudson, Iowa:
    • Cedar Falls Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • La Porte City, Iowa:
    • La Porte City Utilities: 100.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are located within Black Hawk County, Iowa?

Black Hawk County, Iowa has 6 active power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Black Hawk County, Iowa?

The largest electricity company in Black Hawk County, Iowa by total customer count is Cedar Falls Electric Utility.

How many electric companies offer service in Black Hawk County, Iowa?

Black Hawk County, Iowa has 4 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Black Hawk County, Iowa?

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-18