Lake County, Indiana Electric Profile

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Lake County released 4,230,895,863.31 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity consumption, which makes it the 52nd worst polluting county in the United States.

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While the national average residential rate of electricity is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Lake County’s average price is 15.47% higher at 15.53 cents per kilowatt hour.

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The 5,961,831 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuel types places Lake County at 230th in the United States out of 3220 counties in non-renewable energy production.

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Over 0.17% of Lake County’s electricity generation comes from sustainable fuels, ranking Lake County at 1390th in the United States for total sustainable electricity production.

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With total generation of 5,972,105 megawatt hours, Lake County is ranked 6th highest producer of electricity of all 92 counties in the state for total generation.

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When calculating by customer count, Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest supplier in Lake County.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,115,518 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.66 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,972,105 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    10,274 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,961,831 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    12.3 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    4,230,895,863 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    8,714.64 kg

Hammond, IN Electric Overview

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Hammond has an average residential electricity rate of 15.56 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.70% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential electricity bill of $105.63. This is 14.50% lower than the Indiana average bill of $123.54. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Northern Indiana Public Services Company.

Hammond emits 10,656.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 78th worst polluting city out of 679 cities in the state. With total emissions of 815,685,768.46 kilograms, the city ranks 9th worst in Indiana for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 1,121,893.67 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hammond

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.168/kWh$0.129/kWh$170.65/mo.$76.97/mo.
631st15.56¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hammond
21st$105.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hammond Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hammond, Indiana

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Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED15.56105.63No DataIcon representing missing value.3,414,141531,324,606

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

Gary, IN Electric Overview

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Gary has an average residential electricity rate of 15.56 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.70% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. With annual production of 1,292,797 megawatt hours, the city is the 9th largest generator of electricity in Indiana. The city generates 547,257.59 megawatt hours by burning natural gas, making them the 6th ranked city in Indiana for total electricity production from natural gas out of 679 cities.

Gary's top fuel used for electricity generation is Blast Furnace Gas. The city produces 744,871.11 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Adding Blast Furnace Gas totals to Natural Gas (42.33%) and Residual Fuel Oil (0.05%), these three fuels make up 100.00% city electricity generation. The city emits 15,322.76 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the worst polluting city out of 679 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. At 15,322.76 kilograms per person and 76,010 residents in the city, the city emits 1,164,683,286.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Gary has the 16th highest number of power generation plants of any city in the state, with one total plant. This equates to the 50th most plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gary

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.168/kWh$0.129/kWh$170.65/mo.$76.97/mo.
631st15.56¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gary
21st$105.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gary Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gary, Indiana

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Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED15.56105.63No DataIcon representing missing value.3,414,141531,324,606

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

Merrillville, IN Electric Overview

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Merrillville's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 15.51 cents per kilowatt hour . This is more than both the Indiana and the United States average rates of 13.08 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. With 2,511 residential customers, Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest electricity provider in the city. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $106.03. This is 14.17% less than the state average of $123.54.

The electricity sold in Merrillville has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, because there are no power generation plants within its borders. The city residents average 10,656.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. in this category. This comes to a total emissions amount of 371,777,610.83 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Merrillville

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.168/kWh$0.129/kWh$170.65/mo.$76.97/mo.
630th15.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Merrillville
72nd$106.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Merrillville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Merrillville, Indiana

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Kankakee Valley REMCBUNDLED12.84125.54No DataIcon representing missing value.219,69628,208,300
Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED15.56105.63No DataIcon representing missing value.3,414,141531,324,606

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

Energy Production in Lake County, Indiana

Power Plants in Lake County, Indiana

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Whiting Clean EnergyBP PLC (100.00%)
Whiting IN Natural Gas 2,805,1841,186,036,490.52422.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gary WorksUnited States Steel-Gary (100.00%)
Gary IN Blast Furnace Gas 1,292,7971,351,586,748.011,045.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Heat Recovery Coke FacilityPrimary Energy (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Waste Heat 500,238No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Indiana Harbor E 5 AC StationPrimary Energy (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Blast Furnace Gas 475,667495,160,628.481,040.98No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Whiting RefineryBP PLC (100.00%)
Whiting IN Other Gas 438,38328,455,865.7664.91No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor WestCleveland Cliffs (39.61%)Ironside Energy, LLC (60.39%)
East Chicago IN Blast Furnace Gas 194,744167,187,416.46858.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Expander TurbineArcelorMittal USA Inc (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Blast Furnace Gas 60,074No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
East ChicagoLake County Solar LLC (100.00%)
East Chicago IN Solar 3,234No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Munster Landfill Gas-to-EnergyTown of Munster (100.00%)
Munster IN Landfill Gas 2,9633,949,978.131,333.1No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lincoln SolarEcos Energy LLC (100.00%)
Hobart IN Solar 2,507No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hobart IN Solar 1,570No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Lake County, Indiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lake County has the 192nd most electricity producing plants of any county in the nation, with 11 total power plants. This equates to the 1670th most plants per resident in the US. The main fuel type utilized in Lake County is Natural Gas, making up 61.63% of the fuel used in the county for electricity production. Blast Furnace Gas and Waste Heat make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 24.08% and 8.38% of total electricity production, respectively. Emissions in Lake County average 8,714.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 597th highest polluting county based on emissions per capita. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 4,230,895,863.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
61.63%
BLAST FURNACE GAS
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
24.08%
WASTE HEAT
Waste Heat
8.38%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
5.74%
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Solar
0.12%
OTHER
Other
0.06%

Lake County, Indiana Net Metering

Lake County has 1 out of 2 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Citizens of Indiana have commendable net metering laws that encourage the installation of solar panels.

Energy Loss

Lake County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 4.43% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Lake County a rank of 1574th best in the country out of 3220.

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:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • 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: 97.96%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 2.04%
  • 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: 77.82%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 22.18%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are in Lake County, Indiana?

Lake County, Indiana has 11 active power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

By total customer count, Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest electricity supplier in Lake County, Indiana.

Which electricity companies offer service in Lake County, Indiana?

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1Northern Indiana Public Services Company37,861
2Kankakee Valley REMC125

How many electric companies offer service in Lake County, Indiana?

Lake County, Indiana is home to 2 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

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