Lake County, Illinois Electric Profile

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Lake County generates 0.04 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuel types. This makes Lake County the 37th highest ranking county out of 102 counties for renewable generation per capita in the state.

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Lake County ranks 146th in the nation out of 3220 counties in megawatt hours generated from coal use over the previous 12 months.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Lake County is 13.13 cents. This is roughly 2.42% less than the national average price of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Lake County has a population of 696,535 citizens.

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Renewable electricity fuels account for 1.12%, or 24,608 megawatt hours, of Lake County’s total energy generation.

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Lake County generates 3.16 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 38 highest county out of 102 counties in Illinois for production per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,307,107 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    10.49 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,198,331 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    24,608 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,173,723 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3.16 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,485,329,431 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,003.81 kg

Waukegan, IL Electric Overview

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Waukegan has an average residential electricity rate of 13.13 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.02% more than the state's average rate of 12.99 cents. Residents of Waukegan consume 42.34% less megawatt hours than is generated in the city limits. Non-renewable fuel sources are used to generate 1,588,236.01 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of their total production.

The consumption of electricity in Waukegan accounts for 978,470,738.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 3rd highest in Illinois out of 1369 cities. The city also ranks 2nd highest in Illinois in pollution per citizen, averaging 11,208.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. There is one power generation plant in the city, which is the 26th most power plants in a city in Illinois and equates to the 97th highest rate of plants per citizen in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Waukegan

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.109/kWh$121.08/mo.$54.62/mo.
1003rd13.25¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Waukegan
29th$79.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Waukegan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Waukegan, Illinois

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Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED13.2579.32No DataIcon representing missing value.19,480,1322,581,136,339

Zips with electric coverage in Waukegan, Illinois include: 60085, 60031, 60099, 60048, 60087, 60083

Buffalo Grove, IL Electric Overview

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Buffalo Grove's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.12 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 0.99% higher than the state's average rate of 12.99 cents. Commonwealth Edison is the largest vendor in the city based on total residential customers.

Electricity use in Buffalo Grove creates 120,175,944.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 41st most of any city in Illinois. The city also ranks 273rd worst in Illinois in pollution per resident, averaging 2,926.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 430,767.17 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.109/kWh$121.08/mo.$54.62/mo.
975th13.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo Grove
385th$97.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo Grove Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED13.2579.32No DataIcon representing missing value.19,480,1322,581,136,339
Winnetka Public WorksBUNDLED13.08179.37No DataIcon representing missing value.79,740.4110,428,512.3

Zips with electric coverage in Buffalo Grove, Illinois include: 60004, 60047, 60089, 60090, 60015, 60061, 60069

Mundelein, IL Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.13 cents per kilowatt hour for Mundelein, which is 1.02% more than Illinois's average price of 12.99 cents. This means the city is 1018th best for average electricity rate out of 1369 cities in the state. Commonwealth Edison has 2,244 residential customers, which is more than all other suppliers in the city. The average residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $88.93 per month.

Mundelein has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 92,445,510.51 kilograms, which is 61st highest in the state out of 1369 cities. The city averages 2,926.69 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 56th highest city in Illinois in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mundelein

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.109/kWh$121.08/mo.$54.62/mo.
1003rd13.25¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mundelein
29th$79.32Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mundelein Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mundelein, Illinois

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Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED13.2579.32No DataIcon representing missing value.19,480,1322,581,136,339

Zips with electric coverage in Mundelein, Illinois include: 60060, 60048, 60061

Energy Production in Lake County, Illinois

Power Plants in Lake County, Illinois

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Waukegan IL Coal 1,588,236.011,696,918,806.761,068.43YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Zion Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Winthrop Harbor IL Natural Gas 548,681322,323,446.29587.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
North Chicago Energy CenterAmalgamated Bank of Chicago (100.00%)
North Chicago IL Natural Gas 36,28310,819,040.12298.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mas Countryside RNG, LLCBiogas Energy Solutions (100.00%)
Grayslake IL Landfill Gas 17,81023,924,394.621,343.31No DataIcon representing missing value.12/2020
Zion Landfill Gas to Energy FacilityEDL Inc (100.00%)
Winthrop Harbor IL Landfill Gas 6,7985,777,895.48849.94No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake Forest Hospital Central Energy PlantNorthwestern Lake Forest Hospital (100.00%)
Lake Forest IL Natural Gas 523313,478.48599.39No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Lake County, Illinois Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lake County's top fuel type utilized for electricity production is Coal. They generate 1,573,949.33 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Natural Gas and Landfill Gas are the second and third most used fuel types for electricity generation. Natural Gas makes up 27.28% of electricity generation and Landfill Gas makes up 1.12% of total generation in the county. Emissions in the county average 5,003.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, making them the 11th highest polluting county out of 102 counties in the state based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 3,485,329,431.33 kilograms, which is the 76th worst total amount of emissions for all counties in the country. Lake County isp home to 6 electricity generation plants, which is 8th highest in Illinois and 64th most when considering power plants per citizen.

COAL
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71.60%
NATURAL GAS
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27.28%
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Landfill Gas
1.12%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

Lake County, Illinois Net Metering

Lake County is home to one electricity provider. Fortunately for residents in the county who are interested in having personal solar panels, the sole provider in town allows for net metering. Residents of Illinois have above average net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of some additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

The one company in Lake County who reports energy loss metrics reported an annual loss of 4.89%. The United States average is 2.76%, meaning Lake County ranks 1964th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Lake County, Illinois

Providers In Each City in Lake County:

  • Antioch, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Bannockburn, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Barrington, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 39.17%
    • Ambit Energy: 39.17%
    • Winnetka Public Works: 21.66%
  • Beach Park, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Buffalo Grove, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 44.96%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 44.96%
    • Winnetka Public Works: 10.07%
  • Deer Park, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Deerfield, Illinois:
    • Winnetka Public Works: 3.93%
    • Ambit Energy: 48.03%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 48.03%
  • Fox Lake, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 44.61%
    • Rock Energy: 10.78%
    • Ambit Energy: 44.61%
  • Grayslake, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Green Oaks, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Gurnee, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Hainesville, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Hawthorn Woods, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Highland Park, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Highwood, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Indian Creek, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Kildeer, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Lake Barrington, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Lake Bluff, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Lake Forest, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Lake Villa, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Lake Zurich, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Lakemoor, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 38.20%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 38.20%
    • Rock Energy: 23.60%
  • Libertyville, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Lincolnshire, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Lindenhurst, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Long Grove, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Mettawa, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Mundelein, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • North Barrington, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • North Chicago, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Old Mill Creek, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Park City, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Riverwoods, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Round Lake, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Round Lake Beach, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Round Lake Heights, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Round Lake Park, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Third Lake, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Tower Lakes, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Vernon Hills, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Volo, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Wadsworth, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Wauconda, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Waukegan, Illinois:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
  • Winthrop Harbor, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%
  • Zion, Illinois:
    • Ambit Energy: 50.00%
    • Commonwealth Edison: 50.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Lake County, Illinois?

By total revenue, Commonwealth Edison is the largest electricity company in Lake County, Illinois.

Which electricity companies offer service in Lake County, Illinois?

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1Commonwealth Edison106,264

How many power plants are located in Lake County, Illinois?

Lake County, Illinois is home to 6 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16