Palo Alto County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Palo Alto County, Iowa Electricity Overview

When calculating by customer count, Alliant Energy is the largest provider in Palo Alto County.

The 373 megawatt hours of electricity produced by non-renewable fuel sources places Palo Alto County at 1020th out of 3221 counties in the nation in non-renewable energy generation.

Palo Alto County ranks 82nd out of 99 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its residents using over 100,000 megawatt hours.

Residents of Palo Alto County are paying, on average, 9.14% less per kilowatt hour at home than the nationwide average rate, at 12.71 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Residents in the county experience an average of 0.72 electrical outages a year, with an average of 81.55 minutes per outage.

Releasing 38,593.42 kilograms of CO2 gases, Palo Alto County has the 82nd worst pollution level due to electricity use out of 99 counties in the state.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    150,848 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,540,188 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,539,815 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    373 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    171.21 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    38,593 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4.29 kg

Emmetsburg, IA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 12.32 cents per kilowatt hour for Emmetsburg. This is 3.28% lower than Iowa's average price of 12.74 cents. Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative is the largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $189.23 per month.

Emmetsburg is the 108th highest ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 20,672,337.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total equates to 5,578.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the city ranks 91st worst in Iowa for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Within Emmetsburg, there are no power plants. The city must rely on power generated outside of the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Emmetsburg

Emmetsburg 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 Emmetsburg
736th$189.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Emmetsburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Emmetsburg, 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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Graettinger, IA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 11.03 cents per kilowatt hour for Graettinger. This is 13.38% lower than Iowa's average price of 12.74 cents. The city has a shortage of 13,923.22 megawatt hours due to the fact that residents are consuming 49725.80% more electricity than is produced. This leads to the city having to purchase extra electricity. The city is the 62nd highest generating city in Iowa out of 1028 cities, averaging 0.03 megawatt hours produced per person each year.

Graettinger is the 330th highest ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 4,654,163.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 5,593.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 52nd worst in Iowa for emissions per capita from electricity use. Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in Graettinger. Graettinger has one electricity generation plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Graettinger

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.110/kWh$153.98/mo.$142.70/mo.
56th11.03¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Graettinger
660th$142.7Average residential monthly electricity bill for Graettinger Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Graettinger, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Graettinger, Iowa Electric UtilityBUNDLED9.7596.13284,805.06468,367.76
Iowa Lakes Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.32189.23172,46121,249,600

West Bend, IA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 11.63 cents per kilowatt hour for West Bend. This is 8.69% lower than Iowa's average price of 12.74 cents. West Bend produces 2.60% of the electricity needed in the city and must import power from nearby cities and counties or rural area power plants. With an estimated 17 total residential customers, West Bend Electric is the largest supplier in the city.

West Bend is the 329th highest ranked city in the state out of 1028 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 4,669,015.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 5,902.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 12th worst in Iowa for emissions per capita from electricity use. Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in West Bend. West Bend has one electricity generation plant in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in West Bend

West Bend residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.113/kWh$123.37/mo.$122.63/mo.
76th11.63¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of West Bend
143rd$122.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for West Bend Residents

Electric Companies With Service in West Bend, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
West Bend ElectricBUNDLED11.63122.633455,907.71687,242.03

Electricity Production in Palo Alto County, Iowa

Power Plants in Palo Alto County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Palo Alto Wind FarmMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
Palo Alto County IA Wind 1,539,815
West Bend IA Distillate Fuel Oil 345371,526.241,076.89
Graettinger IA Distillate Fuel Oil 2822,521.23804.33

Palo Alto County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Palo Alto County's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 38,593.42 kilograms, which is 82nd highest amount in Iowa out of 99 counties. Averaging 4.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the county ranks 2899th highest for emissions per capita. The county is home to 3 electricity plants, which is the 27th highest number of power plants within a county in Iowa. For the purpose of electricity generation, Palo Alto County's main fuel source is Wind, accounting for 99.98%, or 1,539,815 megawatt hours of production in the county.

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99.98%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.02%

Palo Alto County, Iowa Net Metering

Palo Alto County has 2 out of 4 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Iowa has decent net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Palo Alto County who report energy loss statistics had an average of 1.18% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Palo Alto County receiving a rank of 83rd best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Palo Alto County:

  • Ayrshire, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Curlew, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Emmetsburg, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Graettinger, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.02%
    • Graettinger, Iowa Electric Utility: 49.98%
  • Mallard, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Rodman, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 50.07%
    • Alliant Energy: 49.93%
  • Ruthven, Iowa:
    • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • West Bend, Iowa:
    • West Bend Electric: 100.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Palo Alto County, Iowa?

The largest electricity supplier in Palo Alto County, Iowa by total customer count is Alliant Energy.

How many power plants are located in Palo Alto County, Iowa?

There are 3 electricity plants in Palo Alto County, Iowa

How many electric companies offer service in Palo Alto County, Iowa?

Palo Alto County, Iowa has 4 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Palo Alto County, Iowa?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Alliant Energy2,808
2Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative1,964
3Graettinger, Iowa Electric Utility506
4West Bend Electric303

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-21