Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Electricity Overview

Rio Arriba County is ranked as the 22nd highest generator of electricity of all 33 counties in New Mexico for electricity generation, producing 39,221 megawatt hours.

During the previous 12 months, Rio Arriba County has experienced a 2.49% increase in production of electricity from solar power, up from 10,968 megawatt hours a year to 11,241 megawatt hours each year.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity supplier in Rio Arriba County is Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative.

Almost 71.34% of Rio Arriba County's electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, ranking them 2nd highest county in the state out of 33 counties for total hydroelectric production.

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Rio Arriba County saw a 5.61% decline over the course of the past 12 months.

Residents in Rio Arriba County experience an average of 2.68 outages lasting 175.64 minutes each year, compared to the US averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes an outage.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    498,675 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    39,221 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    39,221 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.97 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    218,681,072 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,417.86 kg

Española, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Española's inhabitants purchase residential electricity for 13.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.11% more than the average state rate of 13.76 cents. Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The New Mexico average monthly residential power bill is $90.61, while the Española average is 14.90% less at $77.11 per month. This ranks the city 41st in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Roughly 61,896,579.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in Española because of electricity use. More importantly, the city averages 5,880.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. The electricity used in Española has to be imported from surrounding cities and rural areas, since there are no power generation sources in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Española

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.141/kWh$0.137/kWh$80.45/mo.$72.42/mo.
154th13.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Española
41st$77.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Española Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Española, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Jemez Mountains Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.7777.11185,52825,551,400

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Chimayo CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Chimayo CDP's inhabitants purchase residential electricity for 13.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.11% more than the average state rate of 13.76 cents. Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The New Mexico average monthly residential power bill is $90.61, while the Chimayo CDP average is 14.90% less at $77.11 per month. This ranks the city 41st in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Roughly 18,093,841.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in Chimayo CDP because of electricity use. More importantly, the city averages 5,880.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. The electricity used in Chimayo CDP has to be imported from surrounding cities and rural areas, since there are no power generation sources in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chimayo CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.141/kWh$0.137/kWh$80.45/mo.$72.42/mo.
154th13.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chimayo CDP
41st$77.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chimayo CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chimayo CDP, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Jemez Mountains Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.7777.11185,52825,551,400

Dulce CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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On average, Dulce CDP's inhabitants purchase residential electricity for 18.46 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.22% more than the average state rate of 13.76 cents. Northern Rio Arriba Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The New Mexico average monthly residential power bill is $90.61, while the Dulce CDP average is 8.70% less at $82.73 per month. This ranks the city 236th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

Roughly 16,394,419.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released a year in Dulce CDP because of electricity use. More importantly, the city averages 5,880.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. The electricity used in Dulce CDP has to be imported from surrounding cities and rural areas, since there are no power generation sources in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Dulce CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.182/kWh$85.04/mo.$82.73/mo.
465th18.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Dulce CDP
236th$82.73Average residential monthly electricity bill for Dulce CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Dulce CDP, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Northern Rio Arriba ElectricBUNDLED18.4682.7314,102.722,603,963.47

Electricity Production in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rio Arriba County NM Conventional Hydroelectric 19,695
Rio Arriba County NM Conventional Hydroelectric 8,285
Alcalde Solar ArrayJemez Cuba LLC (100.00%)
Rio Arriba County NM Solar 4,549
Syncarpha El RitoSyncarpha El Rito I, LLC (100.00%)
El Rito CDP NM Solar 3,762
Blue Sky OneSSA Solar of NM, LLC (100.00%)
Rio Arriba County NM Solar 2,930

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 218,681,071.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Rio Arriba County is the 11th worst out of 33 counties in New Mexico for total pollution from electricity use. More importantly, the county averages 5,417.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county's emission levels. About 71.34% of Rio Arriba County's electricity is generated using Conventional Hydroelectric. Rio Arriba County is home to 5 electricity producing plants, which is the 9th highest number of plants within a county in New Mexico.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
71.34%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
28.66%

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Net Metering

Approximately 60.00% of the electricity suppliers in Rio Arriba County offer net metering to their consumers. The state of New Mexico has commendable state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 companies who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these 3 providers is 5.79%. With a state average energy loss of 6.66%, Rio Arriba County is the 11th best county in New Mexico for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Rio Arriba County:

  • Chama, New Mexico:
    • Northern Rio Arriba Electric: 100.00%
  • Española, New Mexico:
    • Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative: 100.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity companies offer service in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico?

How many power plants are within Rio Arriba County, New Mexico?

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico has 5 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico?

By total megawatt hours sold, Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.

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

There are 5 electricity providers offering service in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-12