O'Brien County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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O'Brien County, Iowa Electricity Overview

O'Brien County is the 56th most populated county in the state.

O'Brien County has seen an uptick of about 6.58% in electricity generated by wind.

O'Brien County is home to 14,182 people and its power generation facilities produce 2,545,831 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a production per capita average of 179.51 megawatt hours per capita.

O'Brien County is ranked as the 1993rd largest electricity consuming county out of 3221 counties in the country with 237,808.01 megawatt hours being consumed by consumers who live there.

The county is the 7th largest generator of electricity in Iowa out of 99 counties, producing 2,545,831 megawatt hours.

O'Brien County generates 2,545,831 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel types. This ranks O'Brien County 2nd in the state out of 99 counties for total sustainable electricity generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    237,808 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,545,831 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,545,831 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    179.51 MWh

Sheldon, IA Electricity Overview

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Sheldon averages a residential electricity rate of 9.12 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 28.43% less than the state's average price of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 12th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. North West Rural Electric Cooperative sells an estimated 18.42 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 $213.97 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86.

Sheldon 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 30,746,337.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sheldon

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.092/kWh$0.090/kWh$223.49/mo.$210.73/mo.
12th9.12¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sheldon
769th$213.97Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sheldon Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sheldon, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
North West Rural Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.12213.97259,77623,686,500

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Hartley, IA Electricity Overview

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Hartley averages a residential electricity rate of 8.58 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 32.65% less than the state's average price of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 7th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $98.51 per month, while the state average is $112.03. Selling an estimated 3,448.57 megawatt hours, Hartley, Iowa Electrc Utility is the largest supplier in the city.

Hartley 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 8,952,806.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hartley

Hartley residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.088/kWh$0.086/kWh$98.51/mo.$97.92/mo.
7th8.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hartley
65th$98.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hartley Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hartley, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Hartley, Iowa Electrc UtilityBUNDLED8.5898.5111,104.89952,747.64

Sanborn, IA Electricity Overview

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Sanborn averages a residential electricity rate of 10.67 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 16.21% less than the state's average price of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 45th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $107.23 per month, while the state average is $112.03. Selling an estimated 19,916.63 megawatt hours, Sanborn, Iowa Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city.

Sanborn 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 7,764,677.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sanborn

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.103/kWh$109.01/mo.$101.48/mo.
45th10.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sanborn
92nd$107.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sanborn Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sanborn, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Sanborn, Iowa Electric UtilityBUNDLED10.67107.237,196.28768,177.77

Electricity Production in O'Brien County, Iowa

Power Plants in O'Brien County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Highland Wind Project (IA)MidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
O'Brien County IA Wind 1,723,835
O'Brien County IA Wind 821,996

O'Brien County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In O'Brien County, Wind makes up 100.00% of the fuel utilized in electricity production. On average, the county's citizens emit 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 89th highest polluting county out of 99 counties in the state. With total emissions of 0 kilograms, the county ranks 89th worst in the state and 2950th in the US for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a county's pollution levels. O'Brien County has 2 power producing plants in the county. This is the 734th most power plants within a single county.

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O'Brien County, Iowa Net Metering

There are 7 companies in O'Brien County offering electricity. Of those 7, 3 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

There are 3 companies in O'Brien County that report energy loss. Combined, these 3 companies average a yearly energy loss of 1.86% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Iowa average is 1.85%, resulting in a rank of 125th best in the nation and a state rank of 52nd best out of 3221 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in O'Brien County:

  • Hartley, Iowa:
    • Hartley, Iowa Electrc Utility: 100.00%
  • Paullina, Iowa:
    • Paullina, Iowa Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • Primghar, Iowa:
    • Primghar, Iowa Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • Sanborn, Iowa:
    • Sanborn, Iowa Electric Utility: 100.00%
  • Sheldon, Iowa:
    • North West Rural 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 O'Brien County, Iowa?

The largest electricity supplier in O'Brien County, Iowa by total revenue is North West Rural Electric Cooperative.

How many electric companies offer service in O'Brien County, Iowa?

There are 7 electricity companies operating in O'Brien County, Iowa.

What electricity companies offer service in O'Brien County, Iowa?

How many power plants are in O'Brien County, Iowa?

There are 2 active electricity plants located in O'Brien County, Iowa

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