Sierra County, New Mexico Electric Profile

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Sierra County generates 100.00% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 5.45 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

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Sierra County produces 0.47 megawatt hours per capita each year from solar energy, giving the county a rank of 13th in the state out of 33 counties for this category.

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Residents of Sierra County are paying, on average, 33.10% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the nationwide average price, at 17.90 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Sierra County is ranked 2271st out of 3220 for highest polluting county in the United States based on pollution per capita. The county emits 3,481.19 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

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With a population of 10,791 residents, Sierra County is the 25th most populated county in the state.

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Sierra County is the 16 highest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 33 counties in the state, with a population of 10,791 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 58,775.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    130,860 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.13 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    58,775 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    58,775 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.45 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    37,565,490 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,481.19 kg

Truth or Consequences, NM Electric Overview

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Truth or Consequences's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 17.90 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the inhabitants, this rate is above both the state and the United States average rates of 13.40 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city is ranked 29th in the state in total electricity produced from power generating plants within its borders, with 1,450 megawatt hours produced. Sierra Electric Cooperative has 17 residential customers, more than any other electricity provider in the city.

On average, Truth or Consequences residents emit 6,191.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 407th worst polluting city out of 443 cities in the state. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of Truth or Consequences from electricity use is 36,492,072.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 42nd highest in the state. Solar makes up 100.00% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in Truth or Consequences. Truth or Consequences has one power generation plant, which is 8th most in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.193/kWh$0.179/kWh$101.00/mo.$93.95/mo.
388th17.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Truth or Consequences
360th$100.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Truth or Consequences Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

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Sierra Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.90100.91No DataIcon representing missing value.24,816.54,442,881.24

Zips with electric coverage in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico include: 87901, 87935, 87942

Elephant Butte, NM Electric Overview

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On average, Elephant Butte's inhabitants purchase residential electricity for 17.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 33.62% above the state's average rate of 13.40 cents and 33.10% more than the national average of 13.45 cents. Sierra Electric Cooperative sells 26.31 megawatt hours in the city each year, which is more than all other electricity suppliers.

Elephant Butte emits 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 173rd highest polluting city out of 443 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 8,544,095.75 kilograms, which is the 115th worst total amount of pollution for any city in New Mexico. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Elephant Butte

Elephant Butte residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.193/kWh$0.179/kWh$101.00/mo.$93.95/mo.
388th17.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Elephant Butte
360th$100.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Elephant Butte Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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Sierra Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.90100.91No DataIcon representing missing value.24,816.54,442,881.24

Williamsburg, NM Electric Overview

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Williamsburg's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 17.90 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 33.62% more than New Mexico's average price of 13.40 cents and 33.10% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. There is a deficiency of 2,008.95 megawatt hours in the city because of residents consuming 55.34% more electricity than the city's electricity facilities produce. This results in the city having to import supplemental electricity. The city's use of renewable fuel types for electricity production is 7.81 megawatt hours per resident. This results in a ranking of 9th out of 443 cities in the state.

Around 2,251.44 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are released in the city due to electricity use, ranking them as the 421st highest polluter in New Mexico out of 443 cities. With total emissions of 1,046,918.9 kilograms, the city ranks 312th worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. The city has one power producing plant in the city. This is the 8th most power plants within a city and the 4th highest number of power plants per capita, out of 443 cities, in the state. Williamsburg's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity production using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Williamsburg

Williamsburg residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.193/kWh$0.179/kWh$101.00/mo.$93.95/mo.
388th17.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Williamsburg
360th$100.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Williamsburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Williamsburg, New Mexico

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Sierra Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.90100.91No DataIcon representing missing value.24,816.54,442,881.24

Energy Production in Sierra County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Sierra County, New Mexico

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Sierra County NM Conventional Hydroelectric 53,695No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
City of Truth or Consequences PVBrookfield Renewable Partners (100.00%)
Williamsburg NM Solar 3,630No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wal-Mart Truth or Consequences PVSSA Solar of NM 3 (100.00%)
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Sierra County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emissions in Sierra County average 3,481.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, which ranks them as the 24th worst polluting county out of 33 counties in New Mexico based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 37,565,489.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the county the 20th highest for total pollution in New Mexico. The county is home to 3 electricity generation plants, which is 785th most in the country and 307th highest when counting plants per resident. Sierra County's top fuel type consumed for electricity generation is Conventional Hydroelectric. They produce 53,695 megawatt hours, or 91.36% of the total generation in the county, from this fuel.

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91.36%
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8.64%

Sierra County, New Mexico Net Metering

Sierra County is home to one electric supplier. Fortunately for citizens in the county who are interested in having personal solar panels, the only supplier in town allows for net metering. Some net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and New Mexico has above average laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Power Companies in Sierra County, New Mexico

FAQ

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

The largest electricity company in Sierra County, New Mexico by total revenue is Sierra Electric Cooperative.

How many power plants are located within Sierra County, New Mexico?

There are 3 active electricity plants located in Sierra County, New Mexico

Which electricity companies offer service in Sierra County, New Mexico?

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1Sierra Electric Cooperative2,544

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16