Cherokee County, Kansas Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Cherokee County, Kansas Electricity Overview

Empire District Electric is the largest provider in Cherokee County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Residents of Cherokee County are paying, on average, 2.54% less per kilowatt hour at home than the nationwide average, at 13.64 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 12th highest generator of electricity of all 105 counties in Kansas, Cherokee County generates 1,373,365 megawatt hours of electricity.

Releasing 104,417,976.4 kilograms of CO2 gases, Cherokee County has the 1760th worst pollution level due to electricity use of any county in the United States.

Cherokee County produces 100.00% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, resulting in a ranking of 412th out of 3221 counties in the county for total electricity generation from non-renewable sources.

Cherokee County generates 100.00% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 70.93 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Cherokee County as the 4th highest county in the state out of 105 counties for non-renewable generation per capita a year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    268,988 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.89 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,373,365 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,373,365 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    70.93 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    104,417,976 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,392.93 kg

Baxter Springs, KS Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 13.22 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Baxter Springs, which is 1.17% above the average Kansas price of 13.07 cents. Empire District Electric sells an estimated 490.85 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other vendors. The Kansas average monthly residential electricity bill is $115.46, while the Baxter Springs average is 23.93% higher at $143.1 per month. This ranks the city 706th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

The use of electricity in Baxter Springs accounts for 20,686,962.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 76th largest amount in the state out of 741 cities. This total equates to 5,320.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 156th highest in Kansas for emissions per capita. The residents of Baxter Springs have to use power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating plants in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.100/kWh$198.80/mo.$80.02/mo.
488th13.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Baxter Springs
706th$143.1Average residential monthly electricity bill for Baxter Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Baxter Springs, Kansas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Empire District ElectricBUNDLED13.22143.1106,82914,123,102

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Columbus, KS Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 13.22 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Columbus, which is 1.17% above the average Kansas price of 13.07 cents. Empire District Electric sells an estimated 369.71 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other vendors. The Kansas average monthly residential electricity bill is $115.46, while the Columbus average is 23.93% higher at $143.1 per month. This ranks the city 706th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

The use of electricity in Columbus accounts for 15,584,391.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 92nd largest amount in the state out of 741 cities. This total equates to 5,320.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 156th highest in Kansas for emissions per capita. The residents of Columbus have to use power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating plants in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Columbus

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.100/kWh$198.80/mo.$80.02/mo.
488th13.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Columbus
706th$143.1Average residential monthly electricity bill for Columbus Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Columbus, Kansas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Empire District ElectricBUNDLED13.22143.1106,82914,123,102

Galena, KS Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 13.22 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Galena, which is 1.17% above the average Kansas price of 13.07 cents. Empire District Electric sells an estimated 706.62 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other vendors. The Kansas average monthly residential electricity bill is $115.46, while the Galena average is 23.93% higher at $143.1 per month. This ranks the city 706th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

The use of electricity in Galena accounts for 14,690,510.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 95th largest amount in the state out of 741 cities. This total equates to 5,320.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 41st highest in Kansas for emissions per capita. The residents of Galena have to use power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity generating plants in the city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Galena

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.100/kWh$198.80/mo.$80.02/mo.
488th13.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Galena
706th$143.1Average residential monthly electricity bill for Galena Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Galena, Kansas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Empire District ElectricBUNDLED13.22143.1106,82914,123,102

Electricity Production in Cherokee County, Kansas

Power Plants in Cherokee County, Kansas

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Riverton CDP KS Natural Gas 1,373,365533,124,375.53388.19

Cherokee County, Kansas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Cherokee County creates 104,417,976.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 25th largest amount of any county in the state. Averaging 5,392.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 1339th highest for pollution per capita. Roughly 100.00% of Cherokee County's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Cherokee County has one power plant in the county.

NATURAL GAS
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Natural Gas
100.00%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%

Cherokee County, Kansas Net Metering

Out of the 3 companies in Cherokee County, 3 of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Kansas has nonexistent state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The single company in Cherokee County who reports energy loss data reported an annual loss of 2.16%. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Cherokee County a rank of 157th best in the US out of 3221.

Providers In Each City in Cherokee County:

  • Baxter Springs, Kansas:
    • Empire District Electric: 100.00%
  • Columbus, Kansas:
    • Empire District Electric: 100.00%
  • Galena, Kansas:
    • Empire District Electric: 100.00%
  • Roseland, Kansas:
    • Empire District Electric: 100.00%
  • Scammon, Kansas:
    • Empire District Electric: 100.00%
  • Weir, Kansas:
    • Evergy: 19.87%
    • Empire District Electric: 71.87%
    • Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative: 8.26%
  • West Mineral, Kansas:
    • Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative: 7.38%
    • Empire District Electric: 92.62%

* 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 Cherokee County, Kansas?

The largest electricity supplier in Cherokee County, Kansas by total customer count is Empire District Electric.

How many electric companies offer service in Cherokee County, Kansas?

Cherokee County, Kansas has 3 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Cherokee County, Kansas?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Empire District Electric3,751
2Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative1,594
3Evergy1,495

How many power plants are located within Cherokee County, Kansas?

Cherokee County, Kansas has one electricity plant generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-27