Polk County, IA: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Polk County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Can You Save With Wind?

You’ve heard of solar, but did you know that you can power your home and business with wind?

Polk County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Polk County ranks 273rd in the nation out of 3230 counties for total natural gas production, with 1,488,152.25 megawatt hours produced using the fuel.

At an average residential price of 12.88 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 16.07 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Polk County benefit from a 19.88% discount from the national average price.

Polk County had a 7.63% increase in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity generation in the past 12 months, which is an unfortunate trend.

Non-renewable fuel sources are used in the generation of 94.98% of the megawatt hours produced in Polk County, ranking it 7th out of 99 counties in Iowa for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels.

The largest provider in Polk County by megawatt hours sold is MidAmerican Energy.

Polk County ranks 1st out of 99 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its residents consuming over 8,500,000 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    8,538,336 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.04 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,592,155 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    79,881 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,512,274 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.18 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,668,951,123 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,326.3 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Des Moines

To see the most recent electricity rates and production changes for cities in Polk County, select the city below. If you would like to get access to monthly historical data, please contact us directly by submitting a request.

Rates and Production Categories


Des Moines Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for February, 2024

9.45¢ per kWh

  • 1.11% lower than last month
  • 1.38% higher than February last year
  • 30.23% lower than the Iowa average
  • 42.49% lower than the US average
  • 262nd in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since February last year
  • 889th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 982 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 172 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

10.93¢ per kWh

  • 0.1% higher than last month
  • 0.47% lower than February last year
  • 26.3% lower than the Iowa average
  • 33.85% lower than the US average
  • 271st in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 4 since February last year
  • 1,952nd in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 71 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 735 since February last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$71.44 per month

  • 22.46% lower than last month
  • 5.38% lower than February last year
  • 27.46% lower than the Iowa average
  • 45.85% lower than the US average
  • 236th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since February last year
  • 452nd in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,915 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 655 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$88.83 per month

  • 0.38% lower than last month
  • 4.08% lower than February last year
  • 24.12% lower than the Iowa average
  • 34.54% lower than the US average
  • 260th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 9 since February last year
  • 1,780th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 13 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 50 since February last year

Des Moines, IA Electricity Overview

Coverage Map Placeholder

Des Moines' residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.93 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 18.44% lower than Iowa's average rate of 13.41 cents, ranking the city at 271st best for average electricity rate out of 1028 cities in the state. Producing 0.12 megawatt hours per person living in the city, Des Moines is the 45th highest generating city in Iowa out of 1028 cities. More electricity is consumed within Des Moines than produced, with electricity consumption totaling 14701.98% of generation.

Roughly 1,048,319,920.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Des Moines from electricity use each year. Additionally, the city ranks 30th highest in the state for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Coal makes up 96.26% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Des Moines. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Natural Gas at 3.64% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 0.11% of production. Des Moines has the 3rd most electricity generation plants of any city in Iowa, with 4 total plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Des Moines

Des Moines residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.080/kWh$154.62/mo.$49.58/mo.
271st10.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Des Moines
260th$88.83Average residential monthly electricity bill for Des Moines Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Des Moines, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED11.1087.868135,950,043.62660,697,928

Zips with electric coverage in Des Moines, Iowa include: 50317, 50315, 50310, 50322, 50320, 50009, 50313, 50316, 50311, 50312, 50211 and 6 other zip code(s).

West Des Moines, IA Electricity Overview

Coverage Map Placeholder

West Des Moines' residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.93 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 18.44% lower than Iowa's average rate of 13.41 cents, ranking the city at 271st best for average electricity rate out of 1028 cities in the state. MidAmerican Energy sells an estimated 152,581.2 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $88.83 per month, while the Iowa average is $113.03.

West Des Moines emits 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 131st highest polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 364,212,029.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 8th highest for total pollution in Iowa. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in West Des Moines

West Des Moines residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.080/kWh$154.62/mo.$49.58/mo.
271st10.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of West Des Moines
260th$88.83Average residential monthly electricity bill for West Des Moines Residents

Electric Companies With Service in West Des Moines, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED11.1087.865,950,043.62660,697,928

Zips with electric coverage in West Des Moines, Iowa include: 50266, 50265, 50263, 50312, 50321, 50261, 50061, 50038

You’ve heard of solar, but did you know that you can power your home and business with wind?

Ankeny, IA Electricity Overview

Coverage Map Placeholder

Ankeny's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 11.16 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 16.74% lower than Iowa's average rate of 13.41 cents, ranking the city at 307th best for average electricity rate out of 1028 cities in the state. MidAmerican Energy sells an estimated 91,101.42 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $92.78 per month, while the Iowa average is $113.03.

Ankeny emits 4,924.11 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 131st highest polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 355,614,528.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 9th highest for total pollution in Iowa. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ankeny

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.083/kWh$159.19/mo.$53.51/mo.
307th11.16¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ankeny
295th$92.78Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ankeny Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ankeny, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED14.89157.1674,743.3211,129,347.81
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED11.1087.865,950,043.62660,697,928

Zips with electric coverage in Ankeny, Iowa include: 50023, 50317, 50021, 50313, 50226

You’ve heard of solar, but did you know that you can power your home and business with wind?

Electricity Production in Polk County, Iowa

Power Plants in Polk County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Pleasant Hill IA Natural Gas 1,475,295584,053,758.26395.89
Metro Methane Recovery FacilityWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Polk County IA Landfill Gas 79,88147,944,754.25600.2
Archer Daniels Midland Des MoinesArcher Daniels Midland Co (100.00%)
Des Moines IA Coal 23,53214,919,384.63634
Pleasant Hill IA Natural Gas 7,7818,216,284.851,055.94
Johnston IA Natural Gas 4,7514,708,381.88991.03
Des Moines IA Natural Gas 8131,735,592.62,134.8
Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation FacDes Moines Metro WRF (100.00%)
Des Moines IA Natural Gas 76.4418,093.46236.7
Anderson EricksonAnderson Erickson Dairy (100.00%)
Des Moines IA Distillate Fuel Oil 2638,967.661,498.76

Polk County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 2,668,951,122.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, Polk County ranks highest out of 99 counties in Iowa for total emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 1221st highest in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 5,326.3 kilograms of emissions per capita. Power generating plants in the county most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 93.47% (or 1,488,152.25 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Landfill Gas (5.02%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Coal (1.48%). Polk County has 8 electricity plants, which is 4th most in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
93.47%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
5.02%
COAL
Coal
1.48%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.04%

Polk County, Iowa Net Metering

Polk County has 5 out of 5 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in Iowa have above average net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 companies who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 2.45%. With a state average energy loss of 2.03%, Polk County is the 62nd best county in Iowa for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Polk County:

  • Alleman, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 37.42%
    • MidAmerican Energy: 62.58%
  • Altoona, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Ankeny, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 5.78%
    • MidAmerican Energy: 94.22%
  • Bondurant, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Clive, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Des Moines, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Elkhart, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 3.42%
    • MidAmerican Energy: 96.58%
  • Grimes, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Johnston, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Madrid, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Mitchellville, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Pleasant Hill, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Polk City, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 76.22%
    • Midland Power Coop: 23.78%
  • Runnells, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Urbandale, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • West Des Moines, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Windsor Heights, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Polk County, Iowa?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1MidAmerican Energy7,108
2Carlisle Electric824
3Consumers Energy Iowa568
4Alliant Energy369
5Midland Power Coop128

How many power plants are located within Polk County, Iowa?

There are 8 power plants located in Polk County, Iowa

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

By total megawatt hours sold, MidAmerican Energy is the largest electricity supplier in Polk County, Iowa.

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

There are 5 electricity providers operating in Polk County, Iowa.

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-05-29