Porter County, Indiana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Porter County, Indiana Electricity Overview

With 2,321 megawatt generated from solar power and 173,215 citizens in Porter County, the county averages 0.01 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 35th out of 92 counties in Indiana.

Porter County is 27th out of 92 counties in the state for megawatt hours generated using solar power sources.

The largest supplier in Porter County by megawatt hours sold is Northern Indiana Public Services Company.

The average monthly residential electric bill in Porter County is 9.21% lower than the nationwide average monthly residential bill.

Porter County produces 2,321 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable sources. This ranks Porter County 1569th highest producing county out of 3221 counties in the United States for total renewable electricity generation.

Porter County ranks 10th out of 92 counties in the state for total consumption, with its residents using over 2,500,000 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,582,494 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.91 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,215,986 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,321 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,213,665 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.02 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,625,580,409 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    9,384.76 kg

Portage, IN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Portage is about 16.09 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this rate is above both the Indiana and the nationwide average prices of 14.14 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Portage produces 48.54% of the electricity used in the city and must import power from neighboring cities and counties or rural area power generation facilities. Northern Indiana Public Services Company has an estimated 4,908 total residential customers, more than all other electricity suppliers in the city.

Emissions in Portage average 6,995.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 692nd worst polluting city out of 696 cities in Indiana based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 265,313,315.52 kilograms, which is the 38th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The city has one power producing plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Portage's top fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 100.00%, or 274,458 megawatt hours of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Portage

Portage 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 Portage
80th$114.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Portage Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Portage, 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 Portage, Indiana include: 46385, 46368, 46342, 46304, 46403

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Valparaiso, IN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Valparaiso is about 16.03 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this rate is above both the Indiana and the nationwide average prices of 14.14 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The US average monthly residential power bill is $129.86, while the Valparaiso average is 12.03% below at $114.23 per month.

Emissions in Valparaiso average 10,456.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 9th worst polluting city out of 696 cities in Indiana based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 357,089,324.97 kilograms, which is the 30th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The inhabitants of Valparaiso have to import electricity from outside city limits because there are not any electricity producing facilities within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Valparaiso

Valparaiso 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.
583rd16.03¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Valparaiso
162nd$114.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Valparaiso Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Valparaiso, Indiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kankakee Valley REMCBUNDLED12.84125.54219,69628,208,300
Northern Indiana Public Services CompanyBUNDLED16.09114.013,604,513580,017,157

Chesterton, IN Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Chesterton is about 16.09 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this rate is above both the Indiana and the nationwide average prices of 14.14 and 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The US average monthly residential power bill is $129.86, while the Chesterton average is 12.20% below at $114.01 per month.

Emissions in Chesterton average 10,456.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 9th worst polluting city out of 696 cities in Indiana based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 148,906,593.57 kilograms, which is the 64th worst total amount of pollution for any city in the state. The inhabitants of Chesterton have to import electricity from outside city limits because there are not any electricity producing facilities within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chesterton

Chesterton 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 Chesterton
80th$114.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chesterton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chesterton, 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 Chesterton, Indiana include: 46385, 46368, 46304

Electricity Production in Porter County, Indiana

Power Plants in Porter County, Indiana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
ArcelorMittal Burns HarborCleveland Cliffs (32.67%)ArcelorMittal USA Inc (67.33%)
Burns Harbor IN Other Gas 939,207605,977,134.4645.2
Portside EnergyPortside Energy Corp (100.00%)
Portage IN Natural Gas 274,45861,236,227.64223.12
Portage SolarEcos Energy LLC (100.00%)
Porter County IN Solar 2,321

Porter County, Indiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a county. Porter County averages 9,384.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 422nd worst in the US out of 3221 counties for emissions efficiency. Total emissions in the county are 1,625,580,409.14 kilograms, which is the 11th worst total amount of emissions for any county in Indiana. The county has 3 power producing plants, which is 740th most in the country. Porter County's main fuel type used for electricity production is Natural Gas. The county produces 597,157.21 megawatt hours from this fuel type. Other Gas and Blast Furnace Gas make up the next highest amounts at 27.38% and 23.32%, respectively.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
49.11%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
Other Gas
Other Gas
27.38%
BLAST FURNACE GAS
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
23.32%
SOLAR
Solar
0.19%

Porter County, Indiana Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Porter County providing electricity. Of those 2, 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 Indiana have decent net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar panels.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Porter County who report energy loss data had an average of 4.43% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. With a state average energy loss of 3.71%, Porter County is the 66th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Porter County, Indiana

Providers In Each City in Porter County:

  • Beverly Shores, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Burns Harbor, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Chesterton, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Dune Acres, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Hebron, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Kouts, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Ogden Dunes, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Portage, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Porter, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Town of Pines, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Valparaiso, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 98.06%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 1.94%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are in Porter County, Indiana?

Porter County, Indiana has 3 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

The largest electricity company in Porter County, Indiana by megawatt hours sold is Northern Indiana Public Services Company.

What electricity companies offer service in Porter County, Indiana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Northern Indiana Public Services Company61,151
2Kankakee Valley REMC5,219

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

There are 2 electricity providers operating in Porter County, Indiana.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-15