Buena Vista County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Electricity Overview

The largest electricity provider in Buena Vista County by megawatt hours sold is Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative.

On average, Buena Vista County residents are responsible for 5,581.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the national average emissions per capita is 4,483.41.

In the past 12 months, Buena Vista County saw a 17.06% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.

Buena Vista County has a population of 20,823 citizens.

With 20,823 residents living within the county and 159 megawatt hours produced a year, Buena Vista County has a megawatt hour per capita production of 0.01 megawatt hours. The city is 1948th highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the country.

The average monthly residential electric bill in Buena Vista County totals $183.35. In contrast, the state average bill is $112.03

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    349,166 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    159 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    159 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.01 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    116,213,553 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,581.02 kg

Storm Lake, IA Electricity Overview

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Storm Lake averages a residential electricity rate of 12.32 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 3.28% less than the state's average price of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 121st out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $189.23 per month. Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Storm Lake is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 5,578.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 91st worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 62,859,301.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Storm Lake

Storm Lake residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.123/kWh$211.82/mo.$189.23/mo.
121st12.32¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Storm Lake
736th$189.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Storm Lake Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Storm Lake, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Iowa Lakes Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.32189.23172,46121,249,600

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Alta, IA Electricity Overview

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Alta averages a residential electricity rate of 10.73 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 15.74% less than the state's average price of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 49th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. Electricity generation plants in Alta have, sadly, caused a 657.14% increase in the amount of fossil and other non-renewable fuel types used each year. With an estimated 305 total residential customers, Alta Municipal Utilities is the largest provider in the city.

In Alta, Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel utilized in electricity production. On average, the city citizens emit 5,607.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 48th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 11,702,781.54 kilograms, the city ranks 156th worst in Iowa for total emissions from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. Alta is home to one power producing plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alta

Alta residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.107/kWh$0.104/kWh$107.28/mo.$105.16/mo.
49th10.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alta
93rd$107.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alta Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alta, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alta Municipal UtilitiesBUNDLED10.73107.2815910,002.361,073,700.16

Newell, IA Electricity Overview

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Newell is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 5,578.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 765th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 5,053,733.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Electricity Production in Buena Vista County, Iowa

Power Plants in Buena Vista County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Alta Municipal UtilitiesAlta Municipal Utilities (100.00%)
Alta IA Distillate Fuel Oil 159114,235.99718.47

Buena Vista County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Buena Vista County, Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel utilized in electricity production. On average, the county's citizens emit 5,581.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 24th highest polluting county out of 99 counties in the state. At 5,581.02 kilograms per person and 3,190,369 residents in the county, the county emits 116,213,552.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. There is one power generation plant in Buena Vista County.

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Buena Vista County, Iowa Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Buena Vista County offering electricity. Of those 5, 4 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Iowa has commendable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Buena Vista County is about 1.18% of the total energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 1.85%, resulting in a rank of 83rd best in the United States and a state rank of 39th best out of 3221 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Buena Vista County:

  • Albert City, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 49.97%
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.03%
  • Alta, Iowa:
    • Alta Municipal Utilities: 100.00%
  • Lakeside, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Linn Grove, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 97.39%
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 2.61%
  • Marathon, Iowa:
    • Marathon, Iowa Electric Utility: 49.91%
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.09%
  • Rembrandt, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.04%
    • Alliant Energy: 49.96%
  • Sioux Rapids, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Alliant Energy: 50.00%
  • Storm Lake, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Buena Vista County, Iowa?

The largest electricity supplier in Buena Vista County, Iowa by total revenue is Alliant Energy.

How many electric companies offer service in Buena Vista County, Iowa?

There are 5 electricity companies operating in Buena Vista County, Iowa.

What electricity companies offer service in Buena Vista County, Iowa?

How many power plants are in Buena Vista County, Iowa?

There is one active electricity plant located in Buena Vista County, Iowa

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-27