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Union County, Iowa Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Union County, Iowa Electricity Overview

Of all of the US counties, Union County is 150th in megawatt hours generated from wind turbines.

Union County is the 18th highest producing county out of 99 counties in Iowa when considering megawatt hours generated from sustainable fuels.

The largest supplier in Union County by megawatt hours sold is Alliant Energy.

Union County produces 61.04 megawatt hours per resident of the county from renewable fuel sources. This makes Union County the 162nd highest ranking county out of 3230 counties for renewable production per capita in the United States.

Union County is the 19th highest county in Iowa out of 99 counties for electricity generation from wind per capita, averaging 61.04 megawatt hours per citizen generated from wind.

The US national average residential price per kilowatt hour is 16.12 cents, while residents of Union County benefit from an average rate that is 5.01% below that at 15.31 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    208,220 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.08 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    744,201 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    744,201 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    61.04 MWh

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Creston

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Creston Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

17.21¢ per kWh

  • 0.94% lower than last month
  • 0.22% lower than April last year
  • 31.36% higher than the Iowa average
  • 1.78% higher than the US average
  • 1,022nd in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since April last year
  • 22,298th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,264 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 687 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

18.09¢ per kWh

  • 0.02% lower than last month
  • 1.06% higher than April last year
  • 34.49% higher than the Iowa average
  • 12.18% higher than the US average
  • 1,022nd 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
  • 25,222nd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 64 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 871 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$96.48 per month

  • 12.31% lower than last month
  • 0.62% higher than April last year
  • 4.3% higher than the Iowa average
  • 14.43% lower than the US average
  • 809th in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 16 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 15 since April last year
  • 9,272nd in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 3,574 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 893 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$130.51 per month

  • 0.04% higher than last month
  • 3.32% lower than April last year
  • 15.79% higher than the Iowa average
  • 4.09% lower than the US average
  • 832nd in the state out of 1,027 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 5 since April last year
  • 13,769th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 97 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 979 since April last year

Creston, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Creston is approximately 18.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.49% higher than the state's average rate of 13.45 cents. This means the city is 1022nd out of 1028 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. The electricity grid in the city experiences an average of 0.74 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting about 75.7 minutes per outage. The national averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.27 outages each year and 137.24 minutes each outage. Selling an estimated 7,867.92 megawatt hours, Alliant Energy is the largest supplier in the city.

Releasing 36,930,943.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Creston is the 52nd highest out of 1028 cities in Iowa for total emissions from electricity use. More importantly, the city averages 4,863.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity used in Creston has to be imported from surrounding cities and rural areas, since there are no power production sources in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Creston

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
1022nd18.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Creston
832nd$130.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Creston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Creston, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.16130.453,566,063.42647,766,770

Afton, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Afton is approximately 14.13 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.10% higher than the average state rate of 13.45 cents. The electricity grid in the city experiences an average of 0.74 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting about 75.7 minutes per outage. The national averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.27 outages each year and 137.24 minutes each outage. With a population of 914 citizens, the city is the 314th largest city by population in the state.

Releasing 4,444,941.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Afton is the 311th highest out of 1028 cities in Iowa for total emissions from electricity use. More importantly, the city averages 4,863.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity used in Afton has to be imported from surrounding cities and rural areas, since there are no power production sources in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Afton

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.180/kWh$0.115/kWh$170.73/mo.$68.61/mo.
443rd14.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Afton
290th$92.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Afton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Afton, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Afton, Iowa Electric UtilityBUNDLED14.0791.383,001.32422,269.43
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.16130.453,566,063.42647,766,770

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Lorimor, IA Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Lorimor is approximately 18.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.49% higher than the state's average rate of 13.45 cents. This means the city is 1022nd out of 1028 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. The electricity grid in the city experiences an average of 0.74 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting about 75.7 minutes per outage. The national averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.27 outages each year and 137.24 minutes each outage. Alliant Energy has an estimated 24 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city.

Releasing 2,149,522.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Lorimor is the 504th highest out of 1028 cities in Iowa for total emissions from electricity use. More importantly, the city averages 4,863.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. All of the electricity used in Lorimor has to be imported from surrounding cities and rural areas, since there are no power production sources in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lorimor

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.220/kWh$0.129/kWh$222.09/mo.$86.68/mo.
1022nd18.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lorimor
832nd$130.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lorimor Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lorimor, Iowa

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED18.16130.453,566,063.42647,766,770

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Electricity Production in Union County, Iowa

Power Plants in Union County, Iowa

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Southern Hills Wind FarmMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
Union County IA Wind 744,201

Union County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 72nd worst ranked county out of 99 counties in the state, Union County releases 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. The county also ranks 2929th worst in pollution per citizen, averaging 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per resident. Electricity facilities in the county mainly use Wind, which makes up 100.00% of the fuel used for electricity generation in the county. Union County has one power plant in the county.

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Union County, Iowa Net Metering

Out of the 5 providers in Union County, only one of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. Oftentimes net metering regulations are enacted at the state level, and Iowa has commendable regulations for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Union County averages out to about 1.57% of the total electricity transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The national average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Union County a rank of 37th best in the United States out of 3230.

Providers In Each City in Union County:

  • Afton, Iowa:
    • Afton, Iowa Electric Utility: 98.34%
    • Alliant Energy: 1.66%
  • Arispe, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 87.31%
    • Southwest Iowa REC: 12.69%
  • Creston, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Cromwell, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Lorimor, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Shannon City, Iowa:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Thayer, 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 supplier in Union County, Iowa?

The largest electricity company in Union County, Iowa by total customer count is Alliant Energy.

Which electricity companies offer service in Union County, Iowa?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Alliant Energy7,260
2Afton, Iowa Electric Utility456
3Farmers Electric Cooperative Iowa413
4Southwest Iowa REC406
5Clarke Electric207

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

Union County, Iowa is home to 5 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.

How many power plants are located in Union County, Iowa?

Union County, Iowa has one active electricity plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-07-04