Porter County, Indiana Electric Profile

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Porter County uses 101.16% more megawatt hours than it generates.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Porter County is 14.53 cents. This rate is roughly 8.01% higher than the nationwide average rate of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Porter County has a population of 170,389 residents.

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With total production of 1,241,435 megawatt hours, Porter County is the 20th largest generator of electricity of all 92 counties in Indiana.

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The use of natural gas in Porter County yields a total of 667,796.39 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 9th in the state out of 92 counties.

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Porter County generates 0.31% of its electricity from renewable fuels, or 0.02 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,497,268 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.66 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,241,435 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,845 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,237,590 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.29 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,535,382,972 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    9,011.05 kg

Portage, IN Electric Overview

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Portage's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 15.56 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 18.96% more than Indiana's average price of 13.08 cents and 15.70% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. There are 237,932 megawatt hours produced by facilities in the city from the burning of natural gas as the fuel source. This is the 9th most for a city in Indiana out of 679 cities. There has been a 3.66% drop in usage of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel types in the city during the course of the past year.

Electricity use in Portage results in the release of 268,965,921.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 38th highest in Indiana out of 679 cities. This total equates to 7,339.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, which ranks the city 668th worst in Indiana for emissions per capita. The city has 2 electricity producing plants, which is 8th highest in the state. Portage has about 99.06% of its electricity generated by Natural Gas.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Portage

Portage 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 Portage
21st$105.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for Portage Residents

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

Valparaiso, IN Electric Overview

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Valparaiso's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 14.73 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.58% more than Indiana's average price of 13.08 cents and 9.49% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $111.74. This is 9.56% below the Indiana average bill of $123.54. Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Electricity use in Valparaiso results in the release of 355,431,288.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 29th highest in Indiana out of 679 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 10,656.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 9th highest polluting city in Indiana for CO2 emissions per capita. There are zero electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Valparaiso

Valparaiso 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.
619th14.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Valparaiso
128th$111.74Average residential monthly electricity bill for Valparaiso Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Valparaiso, 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

Chesterton, IN Electric Overview

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Chesterton's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 14.98 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.48% more than Indiana's average price of 13.08 cents and 11.35% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $109.91. This is 11.03% below the Indiana average bill of $123.54. Northern Indiana Public Services Company is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Electricity use in Chesterton results in the release of 150,452,236.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 63rd highest in Indiana out of 679 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 10,656.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 78th highest polluting city in Indiana for CO2 emissions per capita. There are zero electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chesterton

Chesterton 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.
628th14.98¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chesterton
117th$109.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chesterton Residents

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

Energy Production in Porter County, Indiana

Power Plants in Porter County, Indiana

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ArcelorMittal Burns HarborArcelorMittal USA Inc (100.00%)
Burns Harbor IN Natural Gas 999,658569,240,259.54569.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Portside EnergyPortside Energy Corp (100.00%)
Portage IN Natural Gas 237,93253,075,122.1223.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Portage SolarEcos Energy LLC (100.00%)
Portage IN Solar 2,255No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Porter County IN Solar 1,590No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Porter County, Indiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Porter County's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which accounts for 667,796.39 megawatt hours (or 53.79%) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the county. Other Gas and Blast Furnace Gas have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Other Gas makes up 326,919.23 megawatt hours (26.33%) of electricity production and Blast Furnace Gas accounts for 242,874.38 megawatt hours (19.56%) of total production in the county. The county’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 1,535,382,971.98 kilograms, which is 12th highest in Indiana out of 92 counties. This total results in 9,011.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, so the county ranks 527th worst in the US for emissions per capita from electricity use. Porter County is home to 4 power producing plants, which is the 501st most power plants within a county and the 1527th highest number of power plants per resident out of the country's 3220 counties.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
53.79%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
Other Gas
Other Gas
26.33%
BLAST FURNACE GAS
Blast Furnace Gas
Blast Furnace Gas
19.56%
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Solar
0.31%

Porter County, Indiana Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electric suppliers in Porter County offer net metering to their consumers. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Porter County is about 4.43% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The US average is 2.76%, meaning Porter County ranks 1574th best in the nation 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: 78.48%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 21.52%
  • Dune Acres, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 100.00%
  • Hebron, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 50.00%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 50.00%
  • Kouts, Indiana:
    • Northern Indiana Public Services Company: 50.00%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 50.00%
  • 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: 69.32%
    • Kankakee Valley REMC: 30.68%

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

FAQ

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

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

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

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

How many power plants are located in Porter County, Indiana?

Porter County, Indiana has 4 power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Porter County, Indiana?

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1Northern Indiana Public Services Company31,707
2Kankakee Valley REMC5,482

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16