Lake County, Indiana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lake County, Indiana Electricity Overview

Over 0.10% of Lake County's electricity production comes from sustainable fuel types, putting Lake County at 33rd in the state for renewable electricity production.

Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest supplier in Lake County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Residents of Lake County use enough electricity to emit 8,759.52 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per capita, which is the 80th highest amount of pollution from electricity use for a county in the state.

Lake County's average residential electricity rate is 16.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.28% above the US average of 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour.

Lake County ranks 172nd in the United States out of 3221 counties for total natural gas production, with 3,557,381.35 megawatt hours produced using the fuel type.

Lake County is 776th in the country out of 3221 counties in megawatt hours generated using solar power sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,435,211 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.91 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,549,956 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    5,393 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,544,563 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    11.13 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    4,368,371,198 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    8,759.52 kg

Hammond, IN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 16.09 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Hammond, which is 13.79% above the average Indiana price of 14.14 cents and 11.28% more than the US average of 14.46. Selling an estimated 135,217.11 megawatt hours, Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential power bill is $129.86, while the Hammond average is 12.20% lower at $114.01 per month.

Hammond citizens average 10,456.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 378th highest in Indiana out of 696 in this category. Total emissions in the city are 814,317,576.04 kilograms, which is the 9th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state. Electricity companies who provide service in Hammond have to rely on electricity generated in nearby towns or rural areas, since zero electricity generation happens within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hammond

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.129/kWh$170.65/mo.$76.97/mo.
591st16.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hammond
80th$114.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hammond Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hammond, Indiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED16.09114.013,604,513580,017,157

Zips with electric coverage in Hammond, Indiana include: 46321, 46323, 46324, 46320, 46394, 46327

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Gary, IN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 16.09 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Gary, which is 13.79% above the average Indiana price of 14.14 cents and 11.28% more than the US average of 14.46. Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest vendor in the city based on residential customer count. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $114.01 per month, while the state average is $138.04.

Gary emits 14,391.47 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 3rd worst polluting city out of 696 cities in Indiana based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 994,349,569.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city has the 10th highest number of power producing plants of any city in the state, with one total power plant. In Gary, Blast Furnace Gas makes up 51.35% of the fuel utilized for electricity generation. Adding Blast Furnace Gas totals to Natural Gas (48.62%) and Residual Fuel Oil (0.04%), the three fuel types make up 100.00% of the generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gary

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.129/kWh$170.65/mo.$76.97/mo.
591st16.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gary
80th$114.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gary Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gary, Indiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED16.09114.013,604,513580,017,157

Zips with electric coverage in Gary, Indiana include: 46410, 46404, 46408, 46403, 46407, 46405, 46406, 46409, 46402

Merrillville, IN Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 16.09 cents per kilowatt hour for residents of Merrillville, which is 13.79% above the average Indiana price of 14.14 cents and 11.28% more than the US average of 14.46. Northern Indiana Public Services Company has an estimated 5,898 total residential customers, which is more than all other electricity suppliers who operate in the city. With annual production of 2,097 megawatt hours, the city is the 30th highest producer of electricity in Indiana.

Merrillville citizens average 10,415.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which ranks them 670th highest in Indiana out of 696 in this category. With total emissions of 379,594,688.06 kilograms, the city ranks 26th highest in Indiana for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The city has one power producing plant. Merrillville's power plants mainly use Solar, which accounts for 100.00% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Merrillville

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.175/kWh$0.129/kWh$170.65/mo.$76.97/mo.
591st16.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Merrillville
80th$114.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Merrillville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Merrillville, Indiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED16.09114.013,604,513580,017,157

Zips with electric coverage in Merrillville, Indiana include: 46307, 46410, 46342

Electricity Production in Lake County, Indiana

Power Plants in Lake County, Indiana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Whiting Clean EnergyBP PLC (100.00%)
Whiting IN Natural Gas 2,795,8961,182,333,273.94422.88
Gary WorksUnited States Steel-Gary (100.00%)
Gary IN Blast Furnace Gas 1,136,0911,096,640,428.87965.28
Indiana Harbor E 5 AC StationPrimary Energy (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Blast Furnace Gas 497,881520,398,869.31,045.23
Heat Recovery Coke FacilityPrimary Energy (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Waste Heat 447,467
Whiting RefineryBP PLC (100.00%)
Whiting IN Other Gas 409,41323,337,379.857
Indiana Harbor WestCleveland Cliffs (29.54%)Ironside Energy, LLC (70.46%)
East Chicago IN Blast Furnace Gas 225,367220,449,343.8978.18
Expander TurbineArcelorMittal USA Inc (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Blast Furnace Gas 32,448
Munster Landfill Gas-to-EnergyTown of Munster (100.00%)
Munster IN Landfill Gas 3,2963,035,056.16920.83
Lincoln SolarEcos Energy LLC (100.00%)
Merrillville IN Solar 2,097

Lake County, Indiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lake County emits 8,759.52 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 80th highest polluting county out of 92 counties in Indiana based on emissions per capita. This equals a total pollution amount of 4,368,371,197.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Natural Gas makes up 64.10% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Lake County. Blast Furnace Gas (21.77%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Waste Heat (8.06%). Lake County has 9 power plants, which is 4th most in Indiana.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
64.10%
BLAST FURNACE GAS
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
21.77%
WASTE HEAT
Waste Heat
8.06%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
5.96%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.06%
OTHER
Other
0.05%

Lake County, Indiana Net Metering

Lake County is home to one electricity supplier. Fortunately for residents in the county who are interested in installing their own solar panels, the only company in town allows for net metering. The state of Indiana has pretty good state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Lake County averages out to about 4.20% of all electricity transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 3.71%, resulting in a rank of 1205th best in the US and a state rank of 47th best out of 3221 and 92 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Lake County, Indiana

Providers In Each City in Lake County:

  • Cedar Lake, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Crown Point, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Dyer, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • East Chicago, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Gary, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Griffith, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Hammond, Indiana:
    • Commonwealth Edison: 3.86%
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 96.14%
  • Highland, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Hobart, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Lake Station, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Lowell, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Merrillville, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Munster, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • New Chicago, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Schererville, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Schneider, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • St. John, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Whiting, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Winfield, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 84.56%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 15.44%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Lake County, Indiana?

There are 9 active power plants located in Lake County, Indiana

What electricity companies offer service in Lake County, Indiana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Northern Indiana Public Services Company110,114

What electricity company is the largest provider in Lake County, Indiana?

By total megawatt hours sold, Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest electricity company in Lake County, Indiana.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-10-18