Colfax County, New Mexico Electric Profile

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Colfax County has seen year over year increase of 1.62% in electricity production from solar power.

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The largest electricity company in Colfax County by megawatt hours sold is Springer Electric Cooperative.

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Releasing 40,239,285.24 kilograms of CO2 gases, Colfax County has the 19th worst pollution level due to electricity use out of 33 counties in the state.

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When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Colfax County saw a 9.23% decline in the most recent 12 months.

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At an average residential rate of 20.17 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, residents of Colfax County pay a 49.94% markup from the US average price.

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With a population of 11,941 citizens, Colfax County is the 24th largest county in New Mexico.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    144,806 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.13 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    67,590 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    67,590 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.66 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    40,239,285 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,369.84 kg

Raton, NM Electric Overview

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Raton's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 20.19 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this price is more than both the state and nationwide average rates of 13.40 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Raton Utilities has 9 residential customers, more than any other electricity supplier who operates in the city.

On average, Raton residents emit 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 9th highest polluting city out of 443 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 38,214,605.79 kilograms, the city ranks 39th worst in New Mexico for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Raton

Raton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.209/kWh$0.193/kWh$111.08/mo.$97.05/mo.
433rd20.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Raton
388th$102.55Average residential monthly electricity bill for Raton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Raton, New Mexico

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Raton UtilitiesBUNDLED15.9476.14No DataIcon representing missing value.20,121.823,206,948.14
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico)BUNDLED26.24141.88No DataIcon representing missing value.9,1992,414,200
Springer Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.3889.65No DataIcon representing missing value.14,2182,613,000

Cimarron, NM Electric Overview

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Cimarron's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 20.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 51.23% more than the average state rate of 13.40 cents and 50.65% more than the US average of 13.45. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has 15 residential customers, more than any other electricity supplier who operates in the city. Cimarron has the 148th highest population in the state, with 930 residents living within its borders.

Around 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 173rd highest polluter in New Mexico out of 443 cities. A total of 5,877,225.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 144th worst in New Mexico for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Cimarron must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cimarron

Cimarron residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.211/kWh$0.196/kWh$110.48/mo.$96.37/mo.
437th20.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cimarron
385th$102.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cimarron Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cimarron, New Mexico

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Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66No DataIcon representing missing value.143,46126,694,000
Raton UtilitiesBUNDLED15.9476.14No DataIcon representing missing value.20,121.823,206,948.14
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico)BUNDLED26.24141.88No DataIcon representing missing value.9,1992,414,200

Springer, NM Electric Overview

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On average, Springer's residential electricity price is 18.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 40.69% above New Mexico's average rate of 13.40 cents and 40.15% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. Springer, New Mexico Electric Utility is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count. The city has a deficiency of 6,985.13 megawatt hours due to consumers consuming 279.63% more electricity than the city's power facilities generate.

Springer’s electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 3,640,147.97 kilograms, which is 197th highest in the state out of 443 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the city, which is 4,654.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement Springer is the 415th highest polluting city in New Mexico. The city has one electricity generation plant, which is 8th most in the state. In Springer, Solar is 100.00% of the fuel types utilized in electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Springer

Springer residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.207/kWh$0.189/kWh$106.95/mo.$87.28/mo.
429th18.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Springer
299th$90.07Average residential monthly electricity bill for Springer Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Springer, New Mexico

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Mora San Miguel ElectricBUNDLED16.8777.65No DataIcon representing missing value.60,673.6510,235,921.2
Raton UtilitiesBUNDLED15.9476.14No DataIcon representing missing value.20,121.823,206,948.14
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico)BUNDLED26.24141.88No DataIcon representing missing value.9,1992,414,200
Springer, New Mexico Electric UtilityBUNDLED16.3564.61No DataIcon representing missing value.2,821.26461,290.69

Energy Production in Colfax County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Colfax County, New Mexico

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Cimarron Solar FacilitySouthern Company (67.00%)
Colfax County NM Solar 62,525No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Syncarpha Eagle NestSyncarpha Eagle Nest I, LLC (100.00%)
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Springer NM Solar 2,498No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Colfax County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 3 electricity producing plants in Colfax County, which is the 17th most power plants in a county in the state and equates to the 7th highest amount of power plants per resident in the state. The county’s electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 40,239,285.24 kilograms, which is 19th highest in New Mexico out of 33 counties. This total results in 3,369.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the county 2290th highest in the United States for emissions per capita. Colfax County's primary fuel utilized for electricity generation is Solar. They produce 67,590 megawatt hours from this fuel source.

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Colfax County, New Mexico Net Metering

Colfax County has 5 out of 5 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in New Mexico have pretty good net metering regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity companies in Colfax County that report energy loss, including Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Springer Electric Cooperative, and Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico). Combined, these 3 companies average an annual energy loss of 3.71% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 6.66%, resulting in a rank of 870th best in the US and a state rank of 3rd best out of 3220 and 33 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Colfax County:

  • Angel Fire, New Mexico:
    • Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico): 33.33%
    • Raton Utilities: 33.33%
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 33.35%
  • Cimarron, New Mexico:
    • Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico): 33.33%
    • Raton Utilities: 33.33%
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Eagle Nest, New Mexico:
    • Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico): 33.33%
    • Raton Utilities: 33.33%
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Maxwell, New Mexico:
    • Springer Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico): 33.33%
    • Raton Utilities: 33.33%
  • Raton, New Mexico:
    • Springer Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico): 33.33%
    • Raton Utilities: 33.33%
  • Springer, New Mexico:
    • Springer, New Mexico Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico): 25.00%
    • Raton Utilities: 25.00%
    • Mora San Miguel Electric: 25.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Colfax County, New Mexico?

The largest electricity supplier in Colfax County, New Mexico by total customer count is Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

How many electric companies offer service in Colfax County, New Mexico?

Colfax County, New Mexico has 5 electricity providers offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Colfax County, New Mexico?

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1Kit Carson Electric Cooperative12,781
2Raton Utilities4,047
3Springer Electric Cooperative1,684
4Mora San Miguel Electric847
5Southwestern Electric Cooperative (New Mexico)663

How many power plants are located in Colfax County, New Mexico?

Colfax County, New Mexico has 3 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16