Merrick County, Nebraska Electric Profile

Merrick County has no power production sources and must import all of the electricity sold in the county.

Southern Public Power District is the largest electricity provider in Merrick County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Merrick County is the 2688th most populated county in the nation, with 7,755 residents residing within its borders.

While the national average residential electricity rate sits at 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Merrick County’s average is 28.28% lower than at 9.65 cents per kilowatt hour.

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Merrick County saw a 1.93% decrease over the most recent year.

Merrick County ranks 38th out of 93 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its citizens using 124,512.95 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    124,513 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.06 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    68,898,603 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    8,884.41 kg

Central City, NE Electric Overview

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Central City averages a residential electricity rate of 9.58 cents per kilowatt hour paid by customers within the city borders , which is less than both the Nebraska and the US average rates of 10.87 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. With 17 total residential customers, Southern Public Power District is the largest vendor in the city.

Emissions in Central City average 8,884.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 32nd highest polluting city out of 580 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 25,791,443.6 kilograms, which is the 47th highest total amount of pollution for a city in Nebraska. The residents of Central City have to use power from outside city limits because there are not any electricity plants inthe city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Central City

Central City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.294/kWh$0.075/kWh$220.31/mo.$66.49/mo.
59th9.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Central City
259th$118.17Average residential monthly electricity bill for Central City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Central City, Nebraska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central City ElectricBUNDLED9.80109.9819,047.761,867,498.73
Southern Public Power DistrictBUNDLED9.35126.36245,65522,977,034
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLED

Clarks, NE Electric Overview

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On average, citizens living in Clarks are charged a residential electricity rate of 9.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.84% below the state's average price of 10.87 cents and 28.78% lower than the nationwide average of 13.45 cents. Southern Public Power District has 2 total residential customers, more than all other providers in the city. Clarks is home to 374 citizens, which is the 249th largest population for a city in the state.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Clarks averages 8,884.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 251st worst in Nebraska out of 580 cities for emissions efficiency. At 8,884.41 kilograms per person and 374 citizens in the city, the city emits 3,322,769.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 247th worst rank in Nebraska for total emissions. The electricity sold in Clarks has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Clarks

Clarks residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.294/kWh$0.075/kWh$220.31/mo.$66.49/mo.
63rd9.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clarks
258th$118.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Clarks Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Clarks, Nebraska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central City ElectricBUNDLED9.80109.9819,047.761,867,498.73
Southern Public Power DistrictBUNDLED9.35126.36245,65522,977,034
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLED

Chapman, NE Electric Overview

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On average, Chapman's inhabitants pay a residential electricity rate of 9.58 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 11.84% below the average state rate of 10.87 cents. Chapman is the 319th largest city in the state, with a population of 254. The largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Southern Public Power District.

Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city limits, Chapman must rely on neighboring cities or rural areas to bring in the megawatt hours they consume each year. For every citizen in the city there are 8,884.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 251st worst in Nebraska out of 580 cities for emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount of 2,256,640.26 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chapman

Chapman residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.294/kWh$0.075/kWh$220.31/mo.$66.49/mo.
59th9.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chapman
259th$118.17Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chapman Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chapman, Nebraska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central City ElectricBUNDLED9.80109.9819,047.761,867,498.73
Southern Public Power DistrictBUNDLED9.35126.36245,65522,977,034
Western Area Power AdministrationBUNDLED

Merrick County, Nebraska Details

Merrick County, Nebraska Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Merrick County include Southern Public Power District, Central City Electric, and Polk County Rural Public Power District The state of Nebraska has heavily restricted state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Merrick County averages out to about 5.92% of the total energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Merrick County a rank of 62nd best in the state out of 93.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Merrick County, Nebraska?

There are 5 electricity providers operating in Merrick County, Nebraska.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Merrick County, Nebraska?

The largest electricity company in Merrick County, Nebraska by total customer count is Southern Public Power District.

Which electricity companies offer service in Merrick County, Nebraska?

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-02