Story County, Iowa Electric Profile

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Story County, Iowa Overview

Power facilities in Story County saw a 47.58% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel sources during the course of the previous 12 months, surely a step in the wrong direction.

Story County is 10th out of 99 counties in Iowa for megawatt hours per capita produced from coal, averaging 0.46 megawatt hours per person.

Customers in Story County experience an average of 1.71 outages lasting 169.76 minutes each year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Story County is the 9th largest county in the state.

Story County produces roughly 0.46 megawatt hours of electricity with natural gas per resident living in the county. This is the 230th highest average in the United States.

Story County ranks 229th out of 3221 counties in the country in megawatt hours generated from coal use over the past year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,634,118  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.58  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    990,114  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    653,456  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    336,658  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.05  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    419,687,333  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,259.19  kg

Ames, IA Electric Overview

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Ames averages a residential electricity rate of 11.71 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 8.10% less than the state's average price of 12.75 cents, ranking the city at 329th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The city's use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production is 0.36 megawatt hours per capita, which ranks the city 13th in Iowa out of 1028 cities. Roughly 0.02% of the city's electricity production comes from solar power sources, with a total of 79 megawatt hours produced using the power of the Sun.

Ames's main fuel source consumed for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The city generates 291,042.68 megawatt hours, or 80.77% of the total generation in the city, from this fuel type. Coal and Other Biomass Solids account for 12.50% and 6.63% of electricity generation, respectively. Approximately 454,249,477.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city because of electricity consumption. This total also equates to a ranking of 5th highest in the state for pollution per citizen from electricity consumption. Ames is home to 5 electricity plants, which is the 2nd highest out of any city in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ames

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.121/kWh$0.117/kWh $78.55/mo.$75.43/mo.
329th 11.71¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ames
6th $75.43 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ames Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ames, Iowa

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Ames Utilities BUNDLED 11.60 68.89 246,346 173,423 20,123,000
Consumers Energy Iowa BUNDLED 14.35 153.97 81,210 11,655,200
Midland Power Coop BUNDLED 12.17 182.49 205,061 24,953,000

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Nevada, IA Electric Overview

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Nevada averages a residential electricity rate of 14.35 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Regrettably, this is 12.59% more than the state's average price of 12.75 cents, ranking the city at 555th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $153.97 per month. Consumers Energy Iowa is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Nevada is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 5,927.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 109th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 41,045,896.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nevada

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.148/kWh$0.142/kWh $160.59/mo.$153.97/mo.
555th 14.35¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Nevada
628th $153.97 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nevada Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Nevada, Iowa

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Consumers Energy Iowa BUNDLED 14.35 153.97 81,210 11,655,200

Huxley, IA Electric Overview

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Huxley averages a residential electricity rate of 14.35 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Regrettably, this is 12.59% more than the state's average price of 12.75 cents, ranking the city at 555th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $153.97 per month. Consumers Energy Iowa is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers.

Huxley is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 5,927.21 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 25,155,059.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Huxley

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.148/kWh$0.142/kWh $160.59/mo.$153.97/mo.
555th 14.35¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Huxley
628th $153.97 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Huxley Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Huxley, Iowa

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Consumers Energy Iowa BUNDLED 14.35 153.97 81,210 11,655,200

Energy Production in Story County, Iowa

Power Plants in Story County, Iowa

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
FPL Energy Story Wind LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 553,834
Ames Electric Services Power PlantAmes Utilities (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 246,169 145,848,993.36 592.48
Iowa State UniversityIowa State University (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 99,846 39,766,196.15 398.28
NCAH Central Utility PlantNational Animal Disease Center (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 14,047.32 3,134,507.19 223.14
Michelangelo Wind 1 LLCMichelangelo Wind 1 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,814
Optimum Wind 7 LLCOptimum Wind 7 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,424
Michelangelo Wind 3 LLCMichelangelo Wind 3 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,401
Optimum Wind 6 LLCOptimum Wind 6 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,347
Optimum Wind 3 LLCOptimum Wind 3 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 9,614
Optimum Wind 5 LLCOptimum Wind 5 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 9,569
Optimum Wind 4 LLCOptimum Wind 4 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 9,121
Story City Wind ProjectHamilton Wind Energy LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 5,365
Story City IA Distillate Fuel Oil 307 210,243.78 684.83
Ames IA Distillate Fuel Oil 177 554,437.17 3,132.41
IA - City of Ames - Airport RoadForefront Solar (100.00%)
Ames IA Solar 79

Story County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Story County's main fuel source consumed for electricity generation is Wind. The county generates 629,489 megawatt hours, or 63.58% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel type. Natural Gas and Coal account for 29.40% and 4.55% of electricity generation, respectively. Emitting 419,687,332.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the county is the 726th worst in the nation for total emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 58th highest in the state for emissions per resident with an average of 4,259.19 kilograms of emissions per person. Story County has 15 power generation plants, which is highest in the state.

WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
63.58%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
29.40%
COAL
Coal
4.55%
OTHER BIOMASS SOLIDS
Other Biomass Solids
2.41%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.05%
OTHER
Other
0.01%

Story County, Iowa Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Story County offering electricity. Of those 4, 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

Energy loss in Story County is about 3.83% of the total energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 1.85%, resulting in a rank of 1010th best in the United States and a state rank of 73rd best out of 3221 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Story County:

  • Ames, Iowa:
    • Ames Utilities: 93.41%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 3.35%
    • Midland Power Coop: 3.24%
  • Cambridge, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Colo, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Huxley, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Maxwell, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Nevada, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 100.00%
  • Roland, Iowa:
    • Midland Power Coop: 100.00%
  • Story City, Iowa:
    • Story Electric: 98.88%
    • Midland Power Coop: 1.12%

* 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 Story County, Iowa?

The largest electricity supplier in Story County, Iowa by total revenue is Ames Utilities.

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

There are 4 electricity companies operating in Story County, Iowa.

What electricity companies offer service in Story County, Iowa?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Ames Utilities 27,399
2 Consumers Energy Iowa 2,291
3 Story Electric 1,109
4 Midland Power Coop 679

How many power plants are in Story County, Iowa?

There are 15 active electricity plants located in Story County, Iowa

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-15