Electric Rates & Providers in Lea County, NM

Lea County, New Mexico Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lea County, New Mexico Electricity Overview

Lea County is ranked 994th out of 3230 for highest polluting county in the country when considering emissions per capita.

Lea County's 10.41% rise in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electric production during the course of the last 12 months is an unfortunate trend.

Lea County generates 90.40% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 2nd out of 33 counties in the state for total electricity generation from non-renewable sources.

Renewable electricity fuel sources account for 9.60%, or 627,188 megawatt hours, of Lea County's total energy generation.

Wind turbines in Lea County generate 627,188 megawatt hours of electricity.

Lea County is ranked as the 7th highest consuming county out of 33 counties in the state with over 900,000 megawatt hours being used by customers who live there.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    997,429 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.77 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    6,530,572 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    627,188 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,903,384 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    90.14 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    417,861,896 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,767.43 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Hobbs

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Hobbs Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

11.65¢ per kWh

  • 4.5% lower than last month
  • 2.89% higher than April last year
  • 18.45% lower than the New Mexico average
  • 31.11% lower than the US average
  • 45th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 8 since April last year
  • 3,368th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,710 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 930 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

11.83¢ per kWh

  • 0.23% higher than last month
  • 6.95% lower than April last year
  • 17.3% lower than the New Mexico average
  • 26.65% lower than the US average
  • 45th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 27 since April last year
  • 3,987th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 273 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 3,513 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$71.89 per month

  • 23.43% lower than last month
  • 5.02% higher than April last year
  • 1.32% higher than the New Mexico average
  • 36.23% lower than the US average
  • 389th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 84 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 26 since April last year
  • 1,989th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 3,891 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 653 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$117.73 per month

  • 0.24% higher than last month
  • 8.37% lower than April last year
  • 24.38% higher than the New Mexico average
  • 13.49% lower than the US average
  • 473rd in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 6 since April last year
  • 9,209th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 177 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 3,031 since April last year

Hobbs, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Hobbs' residents spend 11.83 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which ranks the city 45th out of 530 cities in the state. Southwestern Public Service Company sells an estimated 12,674.32 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity providers.

Hobbs emits 4,869.26 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 121st highest polluting city out of 530 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 192,218,853.13 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 September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.085/kWh$194.93/mo.$61.01/mo.
45th11.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hobbs
473rd$117.73Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED11.82117.711,194,847.53141,284,934

Lovington, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Lovington's residents spend 11.95 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which ranks the city 50th out of 530 cities in the state. Lea County Electric sells an estimated 3,127.13 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 2.18 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting about 5.18 minutes per outage. The countrywide averages for outages and outage time frames are 1.27 outages each year and 137.24 minutes each outage.

Lovington emits 4,869.26 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 121st highest polluting city out of 530 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 56,020,820.38 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 September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.128/kWh$0.080/kWh$204.82/mo.$59.65/mo.
50th11.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lovington
508th$136.35Average 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 ElectricBUNDLED11.98136.3191,899.4211,006,751.76

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North Hobbs CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, North Hobbs CDP's residents spend 11.83 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which ranks the city 45th out of 530 cities in the state. Southwestern Public Service Company sells an estimated 12,509.51 megawatt hours in the city a year, which is more than all other electricity providers.

North Hobbs CDP emits 4,869.26 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 29,936,201.97 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the city 35th 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 September and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.085/kWh$194.93/mo.$61.01/mo.
45th11.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of North Hobbs CDP
473rd$117.73Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED11.82117.711,194,847.53141,284,934

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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 3,853,2311,490,338,455.76386.78
Lea County NM Natural Gas 1,371,858828,352,928.62603.82
Lea County NM Natural Gas 678,295417,218,579.82615.112/2028
Lea County NM Wind 507,337
Sterling I Wind FarmAEM Wind LLC (100.00%)
Lea County NM Wind 119,851

Lea County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lea County emits 5,767.43 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the county from electricity use, which makes it the 3rd highest polluting county out of 33 counties in New Mexico. This adds up to total emissions of 417,861,896.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the county the 701st highest for total pollution in the country. Natural Gas makes up 90.40% of the fuel used for electricity production in Lea County. Lea County is home to 5 electricity generation plants, which is 2nd highest in New Mexico.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
90.40%
WIND
Wind
9.60%

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 5.12% of their energy lost per year. The US average for energy loss is 2.87% and the New Mexico average is 9.22%, resulting in a rank of 1916th best in the nation and a state rank of 9th best out of 3230 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 5 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 Company25,834
2Lea County Electric8,653
3Central Valley Elec Coop785

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-06-20