Wapello County, Iowa Electric Profile

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Wapello County, Iowa Overview

Wapello County is ranked 53rd in Iowa out of 99 counties for renewable electricity generation per capita, at 0.22 megawatt hours per person each year.

Wapello County is the 51st highest producing county out of 99 counties in the state when it comes to megawatt hours generated using sustainable fuels.

Wapello County's average residential electricity rate is 14.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.13% higher than the nationwide average rate of 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour.

With 99.57% of Wapello County's total electricity coming from the use of coal, the county ranks 3rd in the state out of 99 counties in total megawatt hours produced from coal.

Wapello County citizens experience outages that are on average 120 minutes per occurrence, with around 1.36 outages each year.

The burning of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity generation has increased by 65.65% in Wapello County power plants.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    587,680  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.58  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,183,318  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    7,833  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,175,485  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    118.05  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    600,985,989  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    16,959.28  kg

Ottumwa, IA Electric Overview

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Emissions in Ottumwa average 5,817.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 1017th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 148,516,035.96 kilograms, which is the 20th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The city has one power producing plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Ottumwa's top fuel type is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 100.00%, or 7,833 megawatt hours of production in the city.

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Eddyville, IA Electric Overview

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Emissions in Eddyville average 5,927.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 109th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 5,749,389.1 kilograms, which is the 285th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The inhabitants of Eddyville have to import electricity from outside city limits because there are not any electricity producing facilities within the city.

Eldon, IA Electric Overview

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Emissions in Eldon average 5,927.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 109th worst polluting city out of 1028 cities in Iowa based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 4,641,001.72 kilograms, which is the 343rd worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The inhabitants of Eldon have to import electricity from outside city limits because there are not any electricity producing facilities within the city.

Energy Production in Wapello County, Iowa

Power Plants in Wapello County, Iowa

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
OttumwaMidAmerican Energy (52.00%)Interstate Power and Light (48.00%)
Wapello County IA Coal 4,175,485 4,278,033,337.02 1,024.56
Ottumwa City ofOttumwa City of (100.00%)
Ottumwa IA Conventional Hydroelectric 7,833

Wapello County, Iowa Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a county. Wapello County averages 16,959.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 71st worst in the US out of 3221 counties for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the county are 600,985,989.33 kilograms, which is the 8th worst total amount of emissions for any county in Iowa. The county has 2 power producing plants, which is 1043rd most in the country. Wapello County's main fuel type used for electricity production is Coal. The county produces 4,165,463.48 megawatt hours from this fuel type. Distillate Fuel Oil and Conventional Hydroelectric make up the next highest amounts at 0.24% and 0.19%, respectively.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
99.57%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.24%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.19%

Wapello County, Iowa Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Wapello County providing electricity. Of those 3, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their customers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Residents of Iowa have decent net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar panels.

Energy Loss

Wapello County electricity companies who report energy loss average roughly 1.56% of their energy lost per year. The US average is 2.76%, meaning Wapello County ranks 78th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

How many power plants are in Wapello County, Iowa?

Wapello County, Iowa has 2 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Wapello County, Iowa?

The largest electricity company in Wapello County, Iowa by megawatt hours sold is Access Energy Mount Pleasant Iowa.

What electricity companies offer service in Wapello County, Iowa?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Southern Iowa Elec Cooperative 518
2 Access Energy Mount Pleasant Iowa 376
3 Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative 49

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

There are 3 electricity providers operating in Wapello County, Iowa.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-01