Lea County, New Mexico Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lea County, New Mexico Electricity Overview

Citizens of Lea County consume enough electricity to release 4,617.31 kilograms of CO2 gases per capita, compared to the national average of 4,459.99.

While the national average residential rate of electricity is 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, Lea County's average is 24.95% below that at 10.85 cents per kilowatt hour.

Lea County is the 752nd largest county by population in the United States, with 74,455 residents residing in the county.

Lea County averages 13.71 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 436th highest in the nation.

Wind generates 928,548 megawatt hours of electricity in Lea County. This equals roughly 12.47 megawatt hours per person in Lea County being produced from wind power, giving the county a rank of 289th highest county out of 3221 counties in the nation.

Lea County consumes about 17.57% of the electricity that is produced in their generating plants. They either export or store the leftover megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    943,644 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.67 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    5,370,040 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,020,454 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,349,586 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    72.12 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    343,781,810 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,617.31 kg

Hobbs, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Hobbs' residents spend 11.95 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which ranks the city 66th out of 530 cities in the state. Southwestern Public Service Company sells an estimated 10,455.51 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity providers.

Hobbs emits 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 6th highest polluting city out of 530 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 237,825,110.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the city 7th highest for total pollution in the state. The city has zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hobbs

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.085/kWh$194.93/mo.$61.01/mo.
66th11.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hobbs
477th$119.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hobbs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hobbs, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Southwestern Public Service CompanyBUNDLED11.95119.011,183,616141,450,423

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Lovington, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Lovington's residents spend 8.65 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which ranks the city 1st out of 530 cities in the state. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $92.31, while the Lovington average is 9.21% below at $83.81 per month. This ranks the city 344th in the state for average monthly bill amount. Lea County Electric is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

Lovington emits 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 6th highest polluting city out of 530 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 68,503,589.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the city 21st highest for total pollution in the state. The city has zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lovington

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.098/kWh$0.086/kWh$94.43/mo.$83.81/mo.
1st8.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lovington
344th$83.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lovington Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lovington, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Lea County ElectricBUNDLED8.6583.8183,7347,242,000

North Hobbs CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, North Hobbs CDP's residents spend 11.95 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which ranks the city 66th out of 530 cities in the state. Southwestern Public Service Company sells an estimated 10,319.56 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity providers. The electricity grid in the city experiences an average of 2.13 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting about 241.8 minutes per outage. The countrywide averages for outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages each year and 122.99 minutes each outage.

North Hobbs CDP emits 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 256th highest polluting city out of 530 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 38,332,184.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the city 34th highest for total pollution in the state. The city has zero power plants currently operating in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Hobbs CDP

North Hobbs CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.085/kWh$194.93/mo.$61.01/mo.
66th11.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of North Hobbs CDP
477th$119.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for North Hobbs CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in North Hobbs CDP, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Southwestern Public Service CompanyBUNDLED11.95119.011,183,616141,450,423

Electricity Production in Lea County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Lea County, New Mexico

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Hobbs Generating StationLea Power Partners LLC (100.00%)
Lea County NM Natural Gas 3,237,2331,285,351,970397.05
Lea County NM Natural Gas 803,295489,696,841.9609.6112/2040
Lea County NM Wind 718,752
Lea County NM Natural Gas 246,851149,466,677.22605.4912/2028
Sterling I Wind FarmAEM Wind LLC (100.00%)
Lea County NM Wind 131,538
Lea County NM Wind 78,258
Lea County NM Natural Gas 62,20731,859,399.46512.15
SPS4 MonumentWF-SunE-SPS Solar Statutory Trust (100.00%)
Lea County NM Solar 21,989
SPS2 JalWF-SunE-SPS Solar Statutory Trust (100.00%)
Lea County NM Solar 21,831
SPS1 DollarhideWF-SunE-SPS Solar Statutory Trust (100.00%)
Lea County NM Solar 21,362
SPS3 LeaWF-SunE-SPS Solar Statutory Trust (100.00%)
Lea County NM Solar 20,920
Middle DaisyMiddle Daisy, LLC (100.00%)
Lea County NM Solar 5,804

Lea County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 343,781,809.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Lea County ranks 841st highest in the nation for total pollution from electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 1754th worst in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 4,617.31 kilograms of emissions per capita. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Lea County, with 81.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Wind and Solar have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity generation. Wind makes up 17.29% of electricity generation and Solar accounts for 1.71% of total production in the county. There are 12 power producing plants in Lea County, which is the 133rd highest number of plants in a county in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
81.00%
WIND
Wind
Wind
17.29%
SOLAR
Solar
1.71%

Lea County, New Mexico Net Metering

Lea County has 2 out of 3 providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of New Mexico has decent state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Lea County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 3.86% of their energy lost per year. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% and the New Mexico average is 6.66%, resulting in a rank of 902nd best in the nation and a state rank of 5th best out of 3221 and 33 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Lea County:

  • Eunice, New Mexico:
    • Southwestern Public Service Company: 100.00%
  • Hobbs, New Mexico:
    • Southwestern Public Service Company: 100.00%
  • Jal, New Mexico:
    • Southwestern Public Service Company: 100.00%
  • Lovington, New Mexico:
    • Lea County Electric: 100.00%
  • Tatum, New Mexico:
    • Lea County Electric: 100.00%

* 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 Lea County, New Mexico?

The largest electricity provider in Lea County, New Mexico by megawatt hours sold is Southwestern Public Service Company.

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

There are 3 electricity companies serving customers in Lea County, New Mexico.

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

Lea County, New Mexico is home to 12 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Lea County, New Mexico?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Southwestern Public Service Company25,588
2Lea County Electric9,147
3Central Valley Elec Coop797

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-24