Buena Vista County, IA: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

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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 4,840.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the national average emissions per capita is 4,121.02.

In the past 12 months, Buena Vista County saw a 1.92% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita.

Buena Vista County has a population of 20,723 citizens.

Buena Vista County is the 971st highest county in the US for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 0.02 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuel sources.

Consumers in Buena Vista County pay $183.03 per month for residential electricity, compared to the state average of $113.35.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    353,887 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.08 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    372 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    372 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.02 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    100,305,019 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,840.28 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Storm Lake

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Storm Lake Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

10.58¢ per kWh

  • 4.67% higher than last month
  • 7.58% higher than April last year
  • 19.22% lower than the Iowa average
  • 37.41% lower than the US average
  • 274th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since April last year
  • 1,416th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 199 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 36 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

11.06¢ per kWh

  • 0.56% higher than last month
  • 0.55% higher than April last year
  • 17.74% lower than the Iowa average
  • 31.38% lower than the US average
  • 280th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since April last year
  • 2,108th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 19 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 370 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$69.71 per month

  • 0.77% higher than last month
  • 15.26% higher than April last year
  • 24.65% lower than the Iowa average
  • 38.17% lower than the US average
  • 265th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 13 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 13 since April last year
  • 1,791st in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 862 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,116 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$91.6 per month

  • 0.85% higher than last month
  • 3.77% lower than April last year
  • 18.73% lower than the Iowa average
  • 32.69% lower than the US average
  • 285th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 6 since April last year
  • 2,122nd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 67 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 267 since April last year

Storm Lake, IA Electricity Overview

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Storm Lake averages a residential electricity rate of 11.06 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 17.74% less than the state's average price of 13.45 cents, ranking the city at 280th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. MidAmerican Energy sells an estimated 16,883.34 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $91.6 per month.

Storm Lake is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 4,831.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 536th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 53,953,095.75 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 August and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.081/kWh$158.33/mo.$52.77/mo.
280th11.06¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Storm Lake
285th$91.6Average 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 CooperativeBUNDLED12.58188.51154,118.6219,392,582.62
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED11.1588.615,983,466.4666,989,929

Alta, IA Electricity Overview

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Alta averages a residential electricity rate of 10.48 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 22.04% less than the state's average price of 13.45 cents, ranking the city at 25th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The city generates about 0.17 megawatt hours per person each year from electrical generating plants located within its borders, which ranks them as the 39th highest generator in the state out of 1028 cities. The city is ranked 44th in Iowa in total electricity generated from power plants within its borders, with 372 megawatt hours produced.

In Alta, Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel utilized in electricity production. On average, the city citizens emit 4,912.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 22nd worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 10,532,982.24 kilograms, the city ranks 154th 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 July and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.127/kWh$0.083/kWh$156.30/mo.$67.15/mo.
25th10.48¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alta
302nd$93.58Average 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 UtilitiesBUNDLED10.4893.563728,124.32851,819.2

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Lakeside, IA Electricity Overview

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Lakeside averages a residential electricity rate of 11.81 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 12.19% less than the state's average price of 13.45 cents, ranking the city at 340th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. Lakeside has the 318th highest population in Iowa, with 907 citizens living within its borders. MidAmerican Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Lakeside is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 4,831.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 536th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 4,382,541.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lakeside

Lakeside residential electric rates are highest in August and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.146/kWh$0.095/kWh$226.61/mo.$99.80/mo.
340th11.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lakeside
960th$139.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lakeside Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lakeside, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Iowa Lakes Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.58188.51154,118.6219,392,582.62
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED11.1588.615,983,466.4666,989,929

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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 372278,626.16749

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 4,840.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 16th highest polluting county out of 99 counties in the state. At 4,840.28 kilograms per person and 3,200,517 residents in the county, the county emits 100,305,019.32 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 1.71% 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 2.87% while the state average is 2.03%, resulting in a rank of 110th best in the United States and a state rank of 26th best out of 3230 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Buena Vista County:

  • Albert City, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Alta, Iowa:
    • Alta Municipal Utilities: 100.00%
  • Lakeside, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.59%
    • MidAmerican Energy: 49.41%
  • Linn Grove, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 2.61%
    • Alliant Energy: 97.39%
  • Marathon, Iowa:
    • Marathon, Iowa Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • Newell, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Rembrandt, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Sioux Rapids, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Storm Lake, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 2.93%
    • MidAmerican Energy: 97.07%
  • Truesdale, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 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

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-07-13