Howard County, IA: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Howard County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Howard County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Releasing 0 kilograms of CO2 gases, Howard County has the 2931st highest pollution level due to electricity use out of 3230 counties in the US.

Citizens in Howard County pay $157.39 per month for residential electricity, compared to the US average bill of $137.93.

Wind produces 265,114 megawatt hours of electricity in Howard County. This equals roughly 28.04 megawatt hours per person in Howard County being produced from wind power, giving the county a rank of 189th highest county out of 3230 counties in the US in that category.

Residents of Howard County are paying, on average, 0.27% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the nationwide average rate, at 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour.

Howard County is the 73rd worst polluting county in Iowa when considering pollution per person.

Of all US counties, Howard County is 263rd in megawatt hours produced from wind power.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    161,126 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.04 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    265,114 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    265,114 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    28.04 MWh

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Cresco

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Cresco Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

17.33¢ per kWh

  • 4.32% higher than last month
  • 12.27% higher than March last year
  • 34.85% higher than the Iowa average
  • 3.68% higher than the US average
  • 636th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 23,139th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,360 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 4,497 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

18.05¢ per kWh

  • 0.88% higher than last month
  • 1.72% higher than March last year
  • 34.6% higher than the Iowa average
  • 12.29% higher than the US average
  • 636th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 24,851st in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 139 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 812 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$110.67 per month

  • 1.62% higher than last month
  • 1.15% higher than March last year
  • 9.66% higher than the Iowa average
  • 8.21% lower than the US average
  • 847th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 9 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 20 since March last year
  • 13,245th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 5,088 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,517 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$131.03 per month

  • 0.08% higher than last month
  • 3.34% lower than March last year
  • 16.6% higher than the Iowa average
  • 3.56% lower than the US average
  • 863rd in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 6 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since March last year
  • 14,113th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 253 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,047 since March last year

Cresco, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for citizens of Cresco is around 18.05 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.60% above the state's average rate of 13.41 cents and 12.29% higher than the nationwide average of 16.07 cents. The power grid in the city has an average of 0.74 outages per customer per year, with outages lasting about 75.7 minutes each. The national averages for these two data points are 1.27 outages each year and 137.24 minutes a outage. Alliant Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Cresco is the 104th worst ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 19,066,166.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. The city also ranks 79th worst in the state in emissions per person in the city, averaging 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per capita. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cresco

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.219/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.40/mo.$87.49/mo.
636th18.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cresco
863rd$131.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cresco Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cresco, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.17130.423,562,619.44647,259,448
MiEnergy CooperativeBUNDLED16.02158.8263,412.6610,158,074.99

Elma, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for citizens of Elma is around 18.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.92% above the state's average rate of 13.41 cents and 12.55% higher than the nationwide average of 16.07 cents. Consumers in Elma experience 0.74 power outages per year with outages lasting an average of 75.7 minutes. With an estimated 69 residential customers, Alliant Energy is the largest provider in the city.

Elma is the 441st worst ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 2,727,958.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. The city also ranks 827th worst in the state in emissions per person in the city, averaging 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per capita. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Elma

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
1022nd18.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Elma
835th$130.46Average residential monthly electricity bill for Elma Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Elma, 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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Lime Springs, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for citizens of Lime Springs is around 17.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 31.96% above the state's average rate of 13.41 cents and 10.08% higher than the nationwide average of 16.07 cents. Citizens of Lime Springs use 96.57% less electricity than is produced within the city limits. Alliant Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Lime Springs is the 1016th worst ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total results in 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which ranks the city 1016th highest in Iowa for pollution per capita. Around 100.00% of Lime Springs' electricity is produced using Wind. Lime Springs has the 4th highest number of power generation plants of any city in the state, with one total power plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lime Springs

Lime Springs residential electric rates are highest in July and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.214/kWh$0.129/kWh$225.03/mo.$94.28/mo.
573rd17.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lime Springs
947th$135.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lime Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lime Springs, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.17130.423,562,619.44647,259,448
MiEnergy CooperativeBUNDLED16.02158.8263,412.6610,158,074.99

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Electricity Production in Howard County, Iowa

Power Plants in Howard County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Lime Springs IA Wind 265,114

Howard County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Howard County's electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 0 kilograms, which is the 2931st highest of any county in the nation. Averaging 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the county ranks 2931st worst for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The county has one electricity generation plant. Howard County's primary fuel is Wind, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

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Howard County, Iowa Net Metering

Howard County has 3 out of 3 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Iowa has decent state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Howard County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 1.60% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.87% while the state average is 2.03%, resulting in a rank of 60th best in the country and a state rank of 20th best out of 3230 and 99 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Howard County, Iowa

Providers In Each City in Howard County:

  • Chester, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 98.55%
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 1.45%
  • Cresco, Iowa:
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 2.02%
    • Alliant Energy: 97.98%
  • Elma, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Lime Springs, Iowa:
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 19.04%
    • Alliant Energy: 80.96%
  • Protivin, Iowa:
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 2.63%
    • Alliant Energy: 97.37%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Howard County, Iowa?

By total revenue, MiEnergy Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in Howard County, Iowa.

What electricity companies offer service in Howard County, Iowa?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Alliant Energy2,241
2MiEnergy Cooperative2,230
3Heartland Power44

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

Howard County, Iowa is home to 3 electricity companies offering service in the area.

How many power plants are located in Howard County, Iowa?

Howard County, Iowa is home to one power plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-06-13