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Electricity In New Mexico
- Total Consumption25,209,299 MWh / 12.02 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions13,598,443,408 kg
- Total Production33,928,989 MWh / 16.18 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Mexico
New Mexico residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.
Energy Profile of New Mexico
New Mexico's Electricity Prices and Usage
Citizens of New Mexico enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the US, with an average state electric rate of 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average rate of 13.33 cents. New Mexico ranks as the 36th lowest priced state in the US using average electric rate. When shopping for electricity, many residents are faced with only one or two options when choosing their electricity provider due to the regulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state has the 37th highest population in the United States, with 2,096,829 citizens . The state is the 17th largest producer of electricity per capita, with an average of 16.18 megawatt hours generated per person a year. The state uses over 25,200,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making the state the 38th ranked state for total electricity consumption. The state is ranked 17th in the United States for percentage of electricity produced from renewable fuels, creating 30.35% of their electricity from these renewable sources.
Electricity Providers in New Mexico
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Public Service Company of New Mexico||14.31||85.5||3,431,922||491,117,000||6,411,181.14||11,559,038,036.45|
|Southwestern Public Service Company||10.06||105.97||1,237,795||124,574,925||2,695,190||7,628,100,825.91|
|El Paso Electric Company||11.19||81.93||797,056||89,182,000||1,046,379.39||2,007,941,488.84|
|Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative||13.74||80.45||179,268||24,627,000||213,269,007.46|
|Continental Divide Electric Cooperative||14.33||81.94||144,457||20,705,000||357,404,648.54|
|Kit Carson Electric Cooperative||18.55||87.22||139,088||25,802,400||146,133,119.7|
|Central New Mexico Electric Coop||17.43||103.87||115,784||20,185,000||119,103,776.19|
|Otero County Electrictric Cooperative||18.44||98.9||102,656||18,924,900||99,242,807.91|
|Farmers Electric Clovis, New Mexico||11.20||89.61||95,409||10,682,000||202,185,509.4|
Power Plants in New Mexico
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Four CornersEl Paso Electric Company (3.30%)Tucson Electric Power (7.00%)Arizona Public Service (63.00%)Public Service Company of New Mexico (13.00%)Salt River Project (10.00%)
San JuanTucson Electric Power (21.11%)Los Alamos Utilities (4.16%)Farmington Electric (4.90%)Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (4.06%)Public Service Company of New Mexico (65.77%)
Hobbs Generating StationLea Power Partners LLC (100.00%)
Luna Energy FacilityPublic Service Company of New Mexico (33.30%)Tucson Electric Power (33.30%)
CunninghamSouthwestern Public Service Company (100.00%)
El Cabo WindAvangrid (100.00%)
Roosevelt CountyEDF Energy Services (100.00%)
Sagamore WindSouthwestern Public Service Company (100.00%)
Grady Wind Energy Center, LLC
Rio GrandeEl Paso Electric Company (100.00%)
Within the previous year, New Mexico has seen a 0.07% increase in population.
New Mexico ranks 4th in the country for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 0.85 megawatt hours produced per person per year.
New Mexico continues to improve with the reduction of non-renewable fuel use. The state has seen a 10.01% curtailment in the consumption of these fuel types for electricity production over the course of the previous 12 months.
New Mexico has seen a rise in electricity production from solar energy of 16.89% year over year.
New Mexico averages 3.94 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 8th highest in the country.
New Mexico produces 11.27 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 18th highest state in the United States for non-renewable production per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Bernalillo County||679,121||8 providers||10||14.96||$87.45/mo|
|Catron County||3,527||10 providers||15.13||$80.83/mo|
|Chaves County||64,615||9 providers||6||12.08||$99.74/mo|
|Cibola County||26,675||5 providers||3||14.36||$79.30/mo|
|Colfax County||11,941||10 providers||3||18.53||$85.01/mo|
|Curry County||48,954||8 providers||6||13.82||$108.65/mo|
|De Baca County||1,748||8 providers||14.12||$101.94/mo|
|Doña Ana County||218,195||6 providers||13.98||$88.16/mo|
|Eddy County||58,460||14 providers||1||12.16||$96.99/mo|
|Grant County||26,998||13 providers||2||15.60||$92.77/mo|
|Guadalupe County||4,300||6 providers||1||15.99||$100.81/mo|
|Harding County||625||13 providers||15.95||$93.70/mo|
|Hidalgo County||4,198||8 providers||3||14.79||$92.93/mo|
|Lea County||71,070||13 providers||12||10.33||$99.40/mo|
|Lincoln County||19,572||12 providers||1||16.17||$93.94/mo|
|Los Alamos County||19,369||2 providers||1||13.04||$79.25/mo|
|Luna County||23,709||7 providers||6||15.31||$89.61/mo|
|McKinley County||71,367||7 providers||2||13.59||$74.31/mo|
|Mora County||4,521||8 providers||16.44||$85.02/mo|
|Otero County||67,490||11 providers||3||15.18||$91.01/mo|
|Quay County||8,253||9 providers||6||15.60||$104.46/mo|
|Rio Arriba County||38,921||13 providers||4||14.35||$81.15/mo|
|Roosevelt County||18,500||12 providers||4||10.60||$101.64/mo|
|San Juan County||123,958||8 providers||5||13.05||$74.76/mo|
|San Miguel County||27,277||11 providers||4||15.22||$92.32/mo|
|Sandoval County||146,748||11 providers||6||14.37||$82.82/mo|
|Santa Fe County||150,358||8 providers||1||15.08||$85.24/mo|
|Sierra County||10,791||10 providers||2||16.09||$94.13/mo|
|Socorro County||16,637||9 providers||15.59||$86.91/mo|
|Taos County||32,723||11 providers||3||18.13||$86.06/mo|
|Torrance County||15,461||12 providers||2||16.07||$92.03/mo|
|Union County||4,059||15 providers||16.08||$91.62/mo|
|Valencia County||76,688||6 providers||8||15.44||$89.56/mo|
The state of New Mexico’s top fuel type utilized for electricity production is Coal. They produce 36.15% of the total production in the state from this fuel. Natural Gas (33.25%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Wind (24.38%). On average, the state residents emit 6,485.24 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, which is 13th worst per capita emissions rate for a state in the US. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution of the state from electricity production is 13,598,443,408.27 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases, which ranks as the 35th most in the United States. New Mexico is home to 122 power plants, which is 29th most in the country and 14th highest when counting plants per capita.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in New Mexico
What is a good electricity rate in New Mexico?
Anything below the New Mexico average of 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour is a good rate. The rates in the state range from 8.40 cents to 24.77 cents per kilowatt hour, with Central Valley Elec Coop currently having the lowest rates.
Where does New Mexico get its electricity?
Fuel types used for electricity generation in New Mexico include Coal (36.15%), Natural Gas (33.25%) and solar (24.38%).
How much does electricity cost in New Mexico?
The average price of electricity in New Mexico in 2021 is 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).