Lincoln County, NM: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Lincoln County, New Mexico Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lincoln County, New Mexico Electricity Overview

Lincoln County ranks as the 1775th highest pollution level from electricity consumption in the country and 16th worst in the state, emitting 96,800,950.56 kilograms of CO2 gases.

Lincoln County is the 1883rd largest county by population in the nation, with 20,084 residents living within its borders.

Lincoln County generates 1,496 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 976th in the United States out of 3230 counties for total megawatt hours generated using solar power sources.

Lincoln County is home to 20,084 citizens and its power generating plants produce 1,496 megawatt hours of electricity a year, for a generation per capita average of 0.07 megawatt hours per capita.

When calculating by customer count, Public Service Company of New Mexico is the largest electricity company in Lincoln County.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Lincoln County is 17.69 cents. This rate is approximately 10.44% more than the nationwide average price of 16.02 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    275,009 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.69 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,496 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,496 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.07 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    96,800,951 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,819.8 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Ruidoso

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Residential Bundled Electricity Prices

Ruidoso Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for February, 2024

16.89¢ per kWh

  • 2.11% higher than last month
  • 0.63% higher than February last year
  • 12.55% higher than the New Mexico average
  • 2.78% higher than the US average
  • 449th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since February last year
  • 22,491st in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 916 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

16.9¢ per kWh

  • 0.05% higher than last month
  • 1.84% higher than February last year
  • 11.76% higher than the New Mexico average
  • 2.21% higher than the US average
  • 446th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 32 since February last year
  • 23,656th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 235 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 352 since February last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$91.72 per month

  • 12.31% lower than last month
  • 2.51% lower than February last year
  • 4.82% higher than the New Mexico average
  • 30.48% lower than the US average
  • 346th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 34 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since February last year
  • 3,597th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 503 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 674 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$101.28 per month

  • 0.19% lower than last month
  • 1.07% higher than February last year
  • 9.2% higher than the New Mexico average
  • 25.37% lower than the US average
  • 396th in the state out of 512 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 3,242nd in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 22 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 480 since February last year

Ruidoso, NM Electricity Overview

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Ruidoso's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 16.90 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 19.08% above New Mexico's average rate of 14.19 cents, resulting in the city ranking 446th best for average electricity price out of 530 cities in New Mexico. Public Service Company of New Mexico has an estimated 1,625 total residential customers, which is more than any other vendor who operates in the city. Customers in the city deal with 0.91 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting around 94.41 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.27 outages at 137.24 minutes each.

As the 30th worst ranked city out of 530 cities in the state, Ruidoso emits 37,005,328.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Averaging 4,846.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 181st worst in New Mexico for emissions per capita. Electricity companies who provide service in Ruidoso have to rely on electricity produced in neighboring communities and rural areas, since no electricity production occurs in the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ruidoso

Ruidoso residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.147/kWh$156.29/mo.$59.60/mo.
446th16.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ruidoso
396th$101.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ruidoso Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ruidoso, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otero County Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED18.44112.53112,407.9220,730,701.68
Public Service Company of New MexicoBUNDLED15.2187.833,389,538515,615,000

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Ruidoso Downs, NM Electricity Overview

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Ruidoso Downs' average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 16.75 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 18.06% above New Mexico's average rate of 14.19 cents, resulting in the city ranking 419th best for average electricity price out of 530 cities in New Mexico. Public Service Company of New Mexico has an estimated 456 total residential customers, which is more than any other vendor who operates in the city. Customers in the city deal with 0.91 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting around 94.41 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.27 outages at 137.24 minutes each.

As the 70th worst ranked city out of 530 cities in the state, Ruidoso Downs emits 12,687,264.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Averaging 4,846.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 181st worst in New Mexico for emissions per capita. Electricity companies who provide service in Ruidoso Downs have to rely on electricity produced in neighboring communities and rural areas, since no electricity production occurs in the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.184/kWh$0.145/kWh$155.05/mo.$59.06/mo.
419th16.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ruidoso Downs
395th$100.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ruidoso Downs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otero County Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED18.44112.53112,407.9220,730,701.68
Public Service Company of New MexicoBUNDLED15.2187.833,389,538515,615,000

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Capitan, NM Electricity Overview

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Capitan's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 18.36 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 29.44% above New Mexico's average rate of 14.19 cents, resulting in the city ranking 479th best for average electricity price out of 530 cities in New Mexico. Otero County Electrictric Cooperative sells an estimated 82.26 megawatt hours in the city each year, which is more than all other suppliers.

As the 128th worst ranked city out of 530 cities in the state, Capitan emits 6,561,709.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. Averaging 4,846.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 7th worst in New Mexico for emissions per capita. Electricity companies who provide service in Capitan have to rely on electricity produced in neighboring communities and rural areas, since no electricity production occurs in the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Capitan

Capitan residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.208/kWh$0.164/kWh$168.89/mo.$65.11/mo.
479th18.36¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Capitan
453rd$112.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Capitan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Capitan, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Otero County Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED18.44112.53112,407.9220,730,701.68

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Electricity Production in Lincoln County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Lincoln County, New Mexico

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Carrizozo SolarSoCore 2017 ProjectCo-NM6 LLC (100.00%)
Lincoln County NM Solar 1,496

Lincoln County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lincoln County is the 16th worst ranked county in the state out of 33 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county emitting 96,800,950.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This total also results in a ranking of 1381st highest in the nation for emissions per person. The county is home to one power producing plant. Lincoln County's power plants mainly use Solar, which makes up 100.00% of the fuel used for electricity production in the county.

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Lincoln County, New Mexico Net Metering

Of the 4 electricity suppliers in Lincoln County, 4 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Lincoln County is 10.01%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Public Service Company of New Mexico, Otero County Electrictric Cooperative, and Central New Mexico Electric Coop. With a United States average energy loss of 2.87%, Lincoln County is ranked as the 2843rd best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Lincoln County:

  • Capitan, New Mexico:
    • Otero County Electrictric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Carrizozo, New Mexico:
    • Otero County Electrictric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Corona, New Mexico:
    • Central New Mexico Electric Coop: 100.00%
  • Ruidoso, New Mexico:
    • Public Service Company of New Mexico: 45.53%
    • Otero County Electrictric Cooperative: 54.47%
  • Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico:
    • Public Service Company of New Mexico: 50.00%
    • Otero County Electrictric Cooperative: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Lincoln County, New Mexico?

The largest electricity supplier in Lincoln County, New Mexico by megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of New Mexico.

How many power plants are in Lincoln County, New Mexico?

There is one power plant in Lincoln County, New Mexico

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

Lincoln County, New Mexico has 4 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

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

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Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2024-05-24