Otero County, New Mexico Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Otero County, New Mexico Electricity Overview

On average, Otero County residents are responsible for 5,449.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, while the national average emissions per capita is 4,459.99.

Over 100.00% of Otero County's electricity generation comes from renewable fuel types, putting Otero County at 1018th in the US for renewable electricity generation.

When calculating by total customers, Public Service Company of New Mexico is the largest provider in Otero County.

At an average residential rate of 16.66 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Otero County pay a 15.18% markup from the national average price.

With a population of 67,839 citizens, Otero County is the 9th largest county in the state.

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Otero County saw a 6.05% drop during the course of the last 12 months.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    859,793 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.67 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    61,723 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    61,723 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.91 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    369,694,870 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,449.59 kg

Alamogordo, NM Electricity Overview

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Alamogordo's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 14.43 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.25% below the average national price of 14.46 cents. The national average monthly residential electricity bill is $129.86, while the Alamogordo average is 35.93% lower at $83.2 per month. Public Service Company of New Mexico is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Emissions in Alamogordo average 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 6th worst polluting city out of 530 cities in New Mexico based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 181,404,173.85 kilograms. The city has no electricity generation plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alamogordo

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.159/kWh$0.125/kWh$124.35/mo.$52.52/mo.
227th14.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alamogordo
246th$83.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alamogordo Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alamogordo, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Public Service Company of New MexicoBUNDLED14.4383.23,339,140481,677,000

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Chaparral CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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Chaparral CDP's residents are charged an average residential electricity price of 11.78 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately for their inhabitants, 18.56% lower than the average nationwide electricity price of 14.46 cents. The city produces 23,962 megawatt hours, which is 100.00% of their total generation, from sustainable fuel types El Paso Electric Company has an estimated 1,258 total residential customers, which is more than all other providers in the city.

Emissions in Chaparral CDP average 5,200.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 515th worst polluting city out of 530 cities in New Mexico based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 86,071,936.28 kilograms. Solar is the fuel of choice in Chaparral CDP, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Chaparral CDP has one electricity plant within its borders.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chaparral CDP

Chaparral CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.079/kWh$152.97/mo.$36.82/mo.
42nd11.78¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chaparral CDP
219th$82.9Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chaparral CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chaparral CDP, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
El Paso Electric CompanyBUNDLED11.7882.9778,95891,736,000

Holloman AFB CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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Emissions in Holloman AFB CDP average 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 256th worst polluting city out of 530 cities in New Mexico based on emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity use of 22,368,758.57 kilograms. The city has no electricity generation plants.

Zips with electric coverage in Holloman AFB CDP, New Mexico include: 88310, 88352, 88330

Electricity Production in Otero County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Otero County, New Mexico

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Chaparral CDP NM Solar 23,962
La Luz CDP NM Solar 17,761
Otero County NM Solar 10,916
Holloman Solar FacilityEl Paso Electric Company (100.00%)
Otero County NM Solar 9,084

Otero County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Otero County average 5,449.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 16th highest polluting county out of 33 counties in New Mexico based on emissions per capita. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 369,694,870.28 kilograms. Solar makes up 100.00% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Otero County. Otero County is home to 4 electricity producing plants, which is the 11th highest number of plants within a county in New Mexico.

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Otero County, New Mexico Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Otero County include Public Service Company of New Mexico, El Paso Electric Company, and Otero County Electrictric Cooperative The state of New Mexico has above average state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Otero County who report energy loss data had an average of 7.39% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the New Mexico average is 6.66%, resulting in a rank of 2679th best in the United States and a state rank of 16th best out of 3221 and 33 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Otero County:

  • Alamogordo, New Mexico:
    • Public Service Company of New Mexico: 100.00%
  • Cloudcroft, New Mexico:
    • Otero County Electrictric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Tularosa, New Mexico:
    • Public Service Company of New Mexico: 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 Otero County, New Mexico?

By total megawatt hours sold, Public Service Company of New Mexico is the largest electricity supplier in Otero County, New Mexico.

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

There are 4 electricity companies serving customers in Otero County, New Mexico.

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

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

There are 4 active power plants in Otero County, New Mexico

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-20