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Howard County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Howard County released 0 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity consumption, which ranks it as the 2950th worst polluting county out of 3221 counties in the United States.

Howard County ranks 177th highest county in the United States out of 3221 counties for electricity per person produced from wind turbines. Producing 498,111 megawatt hours from wind and a population of 9,469, this averages out to 52.6 megawatt hours per person each year from wind power.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Howard County is 15.53 cents. This is approximately 11.01% higher than the nationwide average rate of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Howard County customers deal with outages averaging 81.55 minutes per interruption, with approximately 0.72 outages each year.

Howard County is ranked as the 2371st highest consumer of electricity out of 3221 counties in the nation with 158,779.02 megawatt hours being consumed by consumers living there.

Howard County is 222nd in the country out of 3221 counties for renewable electricity production per capita, at 52.6 megawatt hours per person each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    158,779 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    498,111 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    498,111 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    52.6 MWh

Cresco, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for citizens of Cresco is around 16.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 27.24% above the state's average rate of 12.74 cents and 15.85% higher than the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. Consumers in Cresco experience 0.72 power outages per year with outages lasting an average of 81.55 minutes. With an estimated 184 residential customers, Alliant Energy is the largest provider in the city.

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 21,687,546.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. The city also ranks 91st worst in the state in emissions per person in the city, averaging 5,578.07 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 January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.196/kWh$0.129/kWh$200.06/mo.$86.68/mo.
371st16.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cresco
671st$145.88Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED16.94128.13,716,586629,501,031
MiEnergy CooperativeBUNDLED15.50163.3175,49311,699,300

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Elma, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for citizens of Elma is around 16.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 32.95% above the state's average rate of 12.74 cents and 21.05% higher than the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. Consumers in Elma experience 0.72 power outages per year with outages lasting an average of 81.55 minutes. Alliant Energy sells an estimated 1,995.5 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other suppliers.

Elma is the 447th worst ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 2,816,926.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. The city also ranks 765th worst in the state in emissions per person in the city, averaging 5,578.07 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 January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.196/kWh$0.129/kWh$200.06/mo.$86.68/mo.
479th16.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Elma
172nd$128.1Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED16.94128.13,716,586629,501,031

Lime Springs, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for citizens of Lime Springs is around 16.66 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 30.80% above the state's average rate of 12.74 cents and 19.09% higher than the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. Electricity production in Lime Springs outpaces consumption levels by around 3306.52%. The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer in the city is $134.8 per month, while the national average is $123.86. Consumers in the city pay a 8.83% higher bill compared to other residents in the nation.

Lime Springs is the 1025th 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 1025th highest in Iowa for pollution per capita. Around 100.00% of Lime Springs' electricity is produced using Wind. Lime Springs has the 18th 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 January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.196/kWh$0.129/kWh$200.06/mo.$86.68/mo.
421st16.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lime Springs
613th$134.8Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED16.94128.13,716,586629,501,031
MiEnergy CooperativeBUNDLED15.50163.3175,49311,699,300

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 270,185
Crane Creek Wind Energy CenterWisconsin Public Service (100.00%)
Howard County IA Wind 227,926

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 2950th highest of any county in the nation. This total equates to 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the county 2950th worst in the US for pollution per capita from electricity use. About 100.00% of Howard County's electricity is produced using Wind. There are 2 power generation plants in Howard County, which is the 979th highest number of plants in a county in the US.

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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 1.14% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 1.85%, resulting in a rank of 80th best in the country and a state rank of 36th best out of 3221 and 99 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Howard County, Iowa

Providers In Each City in Howard County:

  • Chester, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 98.57%
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 1.43%
  • Cresco, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 49.49%
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 50.51%
  • Elma, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Lime Springs, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 80.96%
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 19.04%
  • Protivin, Iowa:
    • MiEnergy Cooperative: 2.61%
    • Alliant Energy: 97.39%

* 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
1MiEnergy Cooperative2,421
2Alliant Energy2,224
3Heartland Power48

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 2 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-24