Story County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Story County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Citizens in Story County, on average, pay $148.01 per month for residential electricity, compared to the nationwide average of $129.86.

Over 86.54% of Story County's electricity production comes from sustainable fuel sources, putting Story County at 307th in the US for total renewable electricity generation.

Story County is ranked as the 487th largest electricity consuming county out of 3221 counties in the country with 1,670,433.37 megawatt hours being consumed by consumers who live there.

As the 31st largest producer of electricity in the state out of 99 counties, Story County produces 822,124.46 megawatt hours of electricity.

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Story County had a 8.92% decline during the preceding year.

Story County is 210th out of 3221 counties in the country for megawatt hours per capita generated from coal, averaging 0.45 megawatt hours per person.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,670,433 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.95 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    822,124 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    711,463 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    110,661 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.34 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    297,803,369 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,022.25 kg

Ames, IA Electricity Overview

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Ames averages a residential electricity rate of 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Luckily, this is 2.19% less than the state's average price of 12.98 cents, ranking the city at 138th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. The city ranks 5th in the state out of 1028 cities for electricity generated per capita from natural gas use. The city has encouraged a 4.18% decline in fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel source use for electricity production purposes.

Ames' main fuel source consumed for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The city generates 64,555.89 megawatt hours, or 58.81% of the total generation in the city, from this fuel type. Coal and Distillate Fuel Oil account for 40.29% and 0.90% of electricity generation, respectively. Approximately 347,462,572.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city because of electricity consumption. This total also equates to a ranking of 21st highest in the state for pollution per citizen from electricity consumption. Ames is home to 3 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 January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
138th12.69¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ames
24th$86.01Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED17.52134.283,771,926660,870,261
Ames UtilitiesBUNDLED11.6068.89247,098173,42320,123,000
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED14.35153.9781,21011,655,200
Midland Power CoopBUNDLED12.17182.49205,06124,953,000

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Nevada, IA Electricity Overview

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Nevada averages a residential electricity rate of 16.91 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Regrettably, this is 30.33% more than the state's average price of 12.98 cents, ranking the city at 353rd out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. Alliant Energy sells an estimated 9,261.9 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 $138.07 per month, while the nationwide average is $129.86.

Nevada is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 5,076.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 442nd worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. A total of 35,155,917.08 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 January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
353rd16.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Nevada
620th$138.07Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED17.52134.283,771,926660,870,261
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED14.35153.9781,21011,655,200

Huxley, IA Electricity Overview

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Huxley averages a residential electricity rate of 16.50 cents per kilowatt hour spent by their citizens. Regrettably, this is 27.17% more than the state's average price of 12.98 cents, ranking the city at 330th out of 1028 cities in Iowa for best average electricity rate. Alliant Energy sells an estimated 5,241.9 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 $140.62 per month, while the nationwide average is $129.86.

Huxley is home to no power plants. On average, the city citizens emit 5,076.67 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 21,545,373.59 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 January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
330th16.50¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Huxley
644th$140.62Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED17.52134.283,771,926660,870,261
Consumers Energy IowaBUNDLED14.35153.9781,21011,655,200

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 633,408
Iowa State UniversityIowa State University (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 101,02239,932,198.15395.28
Michelangelo Wind 3 LLCMichelangelo Wind 3 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,887
Michelangelo Wind 1 LLCMichelangelo Wind 1 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,887
Optimum Wind 7 LLCOptimum Wind 7 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,849
Optimum Wind 4 LLCOptimum Wind 4 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,849
Optimum Wind 6 LLCOptimum Wind 6 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 10,293
Optimum Wind 5 LLCOptimum Wind 5 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 9,977
Optimum Wind 3 LLCOptimum Wind 3 LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 9,078
NCAH Central Utility PlantNational Animal Disease Center (100.00%)
Ames IA Natural Gas 7,817.461,744,704.73223.18
Story City Wind ProjectHamilton Wind Energy LLC (100.00%)
Story County IA Wind 5,235
Ames IA Distillate Fuel Oil 9291,429,950.071,539.24
Story City IA Distillate Fuel Oil 893656,073.14734.68

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 711,463 megawatt hours, or 86.54% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel type. Natural Gas and Coal account for 7.85% and 5.38% of electricity generation, respectively. Emitting 297,803,369.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the county is the 927th 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 3,022.25 kilograms of emissions per person. Story County has 13 power generation plants, which is 2nd highest in the state.

WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
86.54%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
7.85%
COAL
Coal
5.38%
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, 4 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 3 companies in Story County that report energy loss. Combined, these 3 companies average a yearly energy loss of 2.71% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Iowa average is 1.85%, resulting in a rank of 319th best in the nation and a state rank of 70th best out of 3221 and 99 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Story County:

  • Ames, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 16.77%
    • Midland Power Coop: 3.34%
    • Ames Utilities: 77.11%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 2.78%
  • Cambridge, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 84.32%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 15.68%
  • Collins, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 98.29%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 1.71%
  • Colo, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Gilbert, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Huxley, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 67.84%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 32.16%
  • Kelley, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Maxwell, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 91.42%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 8.58%
  • McCallsburg, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Nevada, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 80.75%
    • Consumers Energy Iowa: 19.25%
  • 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 Utilities27,399
2Alliant Energy12,181
3Consumers Energy Iowa2,257
4Story Electric1,104
5Midland Power Coop663

How many power plants are in Story County, Iowa?

There are 13 active electricity plants located in Story County, Iowa

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-27