Story County, IA: Electric Rates, Bills & Providers

Story County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Story County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Power facilities in Story County saw a 2.23% 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 generates 38.21% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 4 megawatt hours per resident and places Story County as the 539th highest county out of 3230 counties in the US for non-renewable production per capita each year.

Ames Utilities is the largest supplier in Story County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Story County ranks 371st in the United States out of 3230 counties for total natural gas production, with 396,682.44 megawatt hours generated using the fuel type.

While the national average residential rate of electricity is 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour, Story County's average price is 3.12% lower than at 15.62 cents per kilowatt hour.

With 3,134 megawatt hours generated using solar, Story County ranks 871st out of 3230 counties in the nation for solar power electricity generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,702,116 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.08 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,044,574 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    645,456 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    399,119 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.48 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    406,962,427 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,082.98 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Ames

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Ames Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

12.79¢ per kWh

  • 1.27% higher than last month
  • 3.55% higher than April last year
  • 2.38% lower than the Iowa average
  • 24.36% lower than the US average
  • 410th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since April last year
  • 5,566th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 528 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 722 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

13.2¢ per kWh

  • 0.28% higher than last month
  • 1.6% higher than April last year
  • 1.86% lower than the Iowa average
  • 18.14% lower than the US average
  • 412th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 8,424th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 228 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 52 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$67.85 per month

  • 9.32% lower than last month
  • 3.68% higher than April last year
  • 26.66% lower than the Iowa average
  • 39.82% lower than the US average
  • 247th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 36 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 35 since April last year
  • 1,690th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 138 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 536 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$85.21 per month

  • 0.24% higher than last month
  • 2.81% lower than April last year
  • 24.39% lower than the Iowa average
  • 37.38% lower than the US average
  • 22nd in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank is the same since April last year
  • 1,334th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 318 since April last year

Ames, IA Electricity Overview

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Ames averages a residential electricity rate of 13.20 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 1.86% less than the state's average price of 13.45 cents, ranking the city at 412th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The city produces 0.05 megawatt hours per citizen from solar power, which is 12th in the state out of 1028 cities. The city produces roughly 6.47 megawatt hours per customer in the city per year from power generating plants located in its borders, which makes it the 18th highest generating city out of 1028 cities in Iowa.

Ames' main fuel source consumed for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The city generates 396,672.26 megawatt hours, or 91.55% of the total generation in the city, from this fuel type. Other Biomass Solids and Solar account for 7.21% and 0.72% of electricity generation, respectively. Approximately 421,629,837.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city because of electricity consumption. This total also equates to a ranking of 4th 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.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ames

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.107/kWh$131.67/mo.$62.83/mo.
412th13.20¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ames
22nd$85.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ames Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ames, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.16130.453,566,063.42647,766,770
Ames UtilitiesBUNDLED12.0868.3331,151150,919.0218,231,291.96
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED15.04156.7473,941.5111,119,471.97
Midland Power CoopBUNDLED12.97188.38181,962.6223,603,196.12

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Nevada, IA Electricity Overview

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Nevada averages a residential electricity rate of 17.36 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Regrettably, this is 29.08% more than the state's average price of 13.45 cents, ranking the city at 543rd out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. Selling an estimated 6,692.2 megawatt hours a year, Alliant Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city. Customers in Nevada are faced with 0.71 electrical outages per year with outages lasting on average 64.46 minutes.

Nevada is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 4,831.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 70th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 33,905,505.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nevada

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.209/kWh$0.128/kWh$224.87/mo.$95.29/mo.
543rd17.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Nevada
952nd$136.77Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nevada Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Nevada, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.16130.453,566,063.42647,766,770
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED15.04156.7473,941.5111,119,471.97

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Huxley, IA Electricity Overview

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Huxley averages a residential electricity rate of 16.64 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Regrettably, this is 23.74% more than the state's average price of 13.45 cents, ranking the city at 518th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. Alliant Energy sells an estimated 2,615.72 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 $142.96 per month, while the nationwide average is $138.02.

Huxley is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 4,831.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 70th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 20,743,385.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Huxley

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.198/kWh$0.128/kWh$227.62/mo.$102.79/mo.
518th16.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Huxley
978th$142.96Average residential monthly electricity bill for Huxley Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Huxley, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.16130.453,566,063.42647,766,770
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED15.04156.7473,941.5111,119,471.97

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Electricity Production in Story County, Iowa

Power Plants in Story County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
FPL Energy Story Wind LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 548,331
Ames Electric Services Power PlantAmes Utilities (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 329,465190,536,549.84578.32
Iowa State UniversityIowa State University (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 84,54225,140,690.15297.38
NCAH Central Utility PlantNational Animal Disease Center (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 14,448.143,225,004.48223.21
Optimum Wind 7 LLCOptimum Wind 7 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,133
Optimum Wind 6 LLCOptimum Wind 6 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 9,238
Michelangelo Wind 3 LLCMichelangelo Wind 3 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 8,607
Michelangelo Wind 1 LLCMichelangelo Wind 1 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 8,572
Optimum Wind 4 LLCOptimum Wind 4 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 8,299
Optimum Wind 5 LLCOptimum Wind 5 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 8,190
Optimum Wind 3 LLCOptimum Wind 3 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 7,136
IA - City of Ames - Airport RoadForefront Solar (100.00%)
Ames IA Solar 3,134
Story City Wind ProjectHamilton Wind Energy LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 2,560
Ames IA Distillate Fuel Oil 1,6861,825,775.541,082.9
Story City IA Distillate Fuel Oil 233184,080.3790.04

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 611,066 megawatt hours, or 58.50% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel type. Natural Gas and Other Biomass Solids account for 37.98% and 2.99% of electricity generation, respectively. Emitting 406,962,426.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the county is the 711th worst in the nation for total emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 60th highest in the state for emissions per resident with an average of 4,082.98 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
58.50%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
37.98%
OTHER BIOMASS SOLIDS
Other Biomass Solids
2.99%
SOLAR
Solar
0.30%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.23%

Story County, Iowa Net Metering

There are 5 companies in Story County offering electricity. Of those 5, 5 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 4 companies in Story County that report energy loss. Combined, these 4 companies average a yearly energy loss of 2.73% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.87% and the Iowa average is 2.03%, resulting in a rank of 290th best in the nation and a state rank of 68th best out of 3230 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Story County:

  • Ames, Iowa:
    • Midland Power Coop: 3.34%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 2.78%
    • Ames Utilities: 77.12%
    • Alliant Energy: 16.77%
  • Cambridge, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 84.32%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 15.68%
  • Collins, Iowa:
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 1.71%
    • Alliant Energy: 98.29%
  • Colo, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Gilbert, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Huxley, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 52.59%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 47.41%
  • Kelley, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Maxwell, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 90.61%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 9.39%
  • McCallsburg, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Nevada, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 76.16%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 23.84%
  • Roland, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Sheldahl, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Slater, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Story City, Iowa:
    • Story Electric: 100.00%
  • Zearing, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 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 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 5 electricity companies operating in Story County, Iowa.

What electricity companies offer service in Story County, Iowa?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Ames Utilities25,022
2Alliant Energy12,394
3Consumers Energy Iowa2,126
4Story Electric985
5Midland Power Coop622

How many power plants are in Story County, Iowa?

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

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-07-13