Polk County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Polk County, Iowa Electricity Overview

As the 530th highest producer of electricity out of 3221 counties in the nation, Polk County produces 1,469,342 megawatt hours of electricity.

At an average residential rate of 12.30 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, citizens of Polk County enjoy a 12.08% discount from the nationwide average rate.

There was a 17.51% increase in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the most recent year in Polk County.

On average, Polk County residents are accountable for 5,847.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita each year, while the statewide average pollution per person is 5,578.07.

Natural gas makes up 94.00% of the electric production in Polk County, resulting in a ranking of 243rd out of 3221 counties in the US for natural gas production.

Polk County averages 0.17 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 55th highest in the state out of 99counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    8,256,727 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,469,342 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    86,017 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,383,325 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.98 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,879,167,982 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,847.2 kg

Des Moines, IA Electricity Overview

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Des Moines' residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 10.68 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 16.15% lower than Iowa's average rate of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 46th best for average electricity rate out of 1028 cities in the state. Power plants in the city have, sadly, permitted a 150.00% increase in the amount of fossil fuel sources used each year. The city produces about 0 megawatt hours per resident a year from power plants located within its city limits, which ranks them as the 82nd highest generating city out of 1028 cities in Iowa.

Des Moines emits 5,578.08 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 68th highest polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 1,194,451,567.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city highest for total pollution in Iowa. Electricity facilities in the city most often use Distillate Fuel Oil, which accounts for 100.00% (or 5 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the city. Des Moines is home to one electricity plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Des Moines

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.133/kWh$0.080/kWh$150.16/mo.$49.53/mo.
46th10.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Des Moines
34th$88.78Average residential monthly electricity bill for Des Moines Residents

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

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West Des Moines, IA Electricity Overview

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West Des Moines emits 5,578.07 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 91st highest polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 383,341,893.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 7th highest for total pollution in Iowa. The city is home to zero power plants.

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

Ankeny, IA Electricity Overview

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Ankeny's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 14.35 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 12.66% higher than Iowa's average rate of 12.74 cents, ranking the city at 248th best for average electricity rate out of 1028 cities in the state. Consumers Energy Iowa sells an estimated 533.88 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 $153.97 per month, while the US average is $123.86.

Ankeny emits 5,578.07 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 765th highest polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 378,678,624.92 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 April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.148/kWh$0.142/kWh$160.59/mo.$153.97/mo.
248th14.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ankeny
687th$153.97Average 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 IowaBUNDLED14.35153.9781,21011,655,200

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

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 1,361,516548,653,081.34402.97
Metro Methane Recovery FacilityWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Polk County IA Landfill Gas 86,01751,872,706.77603.05
Pleasant Hill IA Natural Gas 12,86911,473,947.12891.6
Johnston IA Natural Gas 8,9359,301,099.641,040.97
Anderson EricksonAnderson Erickson Dairy (100.00%)
Des Moines IA Distillate Fuel Oil 53,778.23755.65

Polk County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 2,879,167,981.66 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 1054th highest in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 5,847.2 kilograms of emissions per capita. Power generating plants in the county most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 94.00% (or 1,381,136.42 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Landfill Gas (5.85%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Distillate Fuel Oil (0.15%). Polk County has 5 electricity plants, which is 10th 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
94.00%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
5.85%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.15%

Polk County, Iowa Net Metering

Polk County has 4 out of 4 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

Polk County electricity companies who report energy loss average roughly 2.30% of their energy lost per year. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 1.85%, resulting in a rank of 206th best in the nation and a state rank of 65th best out of 3221 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Polk County:

  • Alleman, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Ankeny, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Des Moines, Iowa:
    • MidAmerican Energy: 100.00%
  • Elkhart, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Madrid, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Polk City, Iowa:
    • Midland Power Coop: 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
1Carlisle Electric917
2Consumers Energy Iowa603
3Alliant Energy367
4Midland Power Coop143

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

There are 5 power plants located in Polk County, Iowa

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

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

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

There are 4 electricity providers operating in Polk County, Iowa.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-24