Lincoln County, New Mexico Electric Profile

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Lincoln County comes in as the 1654th worst pollution level from electricity use out of 3220 counties in the country, releasing 119,843,843.8 kilograms of CO2 gases.

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Renewable electricity fuel types account for 100.00%, or 7,375 megawatt hours, of Lincoln County’s total energy production, giving the county a ranking of 1443rd in the US for total megawatt hours from sustainable fuel types.

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While the national average residential rate of electricity is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Lincoln County’s average rate is 37.09% above that at 18.44 cents per kilowatt hour.

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There was a 7.53% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the preceding year in Lincoln County.

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Lincoln County generates 3.11% of their required electricity and must import the additional 96.89% from neighboring counties.

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The county is the 27th highest producer of electricity of all 33 counties in the state, producing 7,375 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    237,345 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.13 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    7,375 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    7,375 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.38 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    119,843,844 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,123.23 kg

Ruidoso, NM Electric Overview

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Ruidoso has an average residential electricity rate of 16.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.26% above the average New Mexico price of 13.40 cents and 25.77% above the national average of 13.45. Public Service Company of New Mexico is the largest supplier in the city based on residential customer count. The electricity grid in the city experiences an average of 0.94 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting about 101.13 minutes each. The national averages of these two data points are 1.21 outages each year and 122.99 minutes per outage.

The consumption of electricity in Ruidoso accounts for 49,235,983.74 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is the 31st highest in the state out of 443 cities. More telling of the city’s pollution reality, is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks them as the 9th highest polluting city in the state for CO2 emissions per capita. The city does not generate any electricity in its city limits, which means it is tied for last in the state for the total amount of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ruidoso

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.125/kWh$124.35/mo.$52.52/mo.
342nd16.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ruidoso
339th$98.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ruidoso Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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Otero County Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED18.99110.04No DataIcon representing missing value.112,86721,436,300
Public Service Company of New MexicoBUNDLED14.4385.45No DataIcon representing missing value.3,406,422491,655,000

Zips with electric coverage in Ruidoso, New Mexico include: 88345, 88312, 88346, 88338, 88355

Ruidoso Downs, NM Electric Overview

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Ruidoso Downs's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 16.71 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 24.25% higher than the average US rate of 13.45 cents. The largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Public Service Company of New Mexico. Customers in Ruidoso Downs experience 0.94 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 101.13 minutes.

The use of electricity in Ruidoso Downs accounts for 16,260,324.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is the 70th highest in New Mexico out of 443 cities. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which is 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Ruidoso Downs as the 9th highest polluting city in New Mexico. The electricity sold in Ruidoso Downs has to be brought in from neighboring cities or rural areas, because there are no power production sources in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ruidoso Downs

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.125/kWh$124.35/mo.$52.52/mo.
336th16.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ruidoso Downs
330th$97.75Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ruidoso Downs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

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Otero County Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED18.99110.04No DataIcon representing missing value.112,86721,436,300
Public Service Company of New MexicoBUNDLED14.4385.45No DataIcon representing missing value.3,406,422491,655,000

Capitan, NM Electric Overview

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Capitan has an average residential electricity rate of 18.99 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 41.75% more than the state's average rate of 13.40 cents. The largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Otero County Electrictric Cooperative.

Electricity use in Capitan creates 9,593,148.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 108th most of any city in New Mexico. The city also ranks 5th worst in New Mexico in pollution per resident, averaging 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 18,408.44 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Capitan

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.190/kWh$0.174/kWh$110.04/mo.$90.84/mo.
430th18.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Capitan
428th$110.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Capitan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Capitan, New Mexico

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Otero County Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED18.99110.04No DataIcon representing missing value.112,86721,436,300

Energy Production in Lincoln County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Lincoln County, New Mexico

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Carrizozo SolarSoCore 2017 ProjectCo-NM6 LLC (100.00%)
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Lincoln County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lincoln County emits 6,123.23 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the county from electricity use, which makes it the 1000th highest polluting county out of 3220 counties in the United States. Total emissions in the county are 119,843,843.8 kilograms, which is the 1654th worst total amount of pollution for a county in the nation. The county has the 23rd most power producing plant of any county in the state, with one total power plant. This translates to the 21st most plants per person in New Mexico. Lincoln County's main fuel consumed for electricity production is Solar. They generate 100.00% of the total production in the county from this fuel.

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Lincoln County, New Mexico Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Lincoln County providing electricity. Of those 4, 4 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, New Mexico has decent net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 providers who report energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 7.67%. With a state average energy loss of 6.66%, Lincoln County is ranked as the 19th best county in New Mexico 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: 45.52%
    • Otero County Electrictric Cooperative: 54.48%
  • 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

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

Lincoln County, New Mexico is home to 4 electricity providers offering service in the area.

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

There is one power plant in Lincoln County, New Mexico

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

The largest electricity supplier in Lincoln County, New Mexico by total customer count is Public Service Company of New Mexico.

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

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1Public Service Company of New Mexico8,266
2Otero County Electrictric Cooperative6,683
3Central New Mexico Electric Coop2,296
4Socorro Electric Cooperative94

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16