Taos County, New Mexico Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Taos County, New Mexico Electricity Overview

With 15,271 megawatt hours produced from solar, Taos County ranks 467th in the country out of 3221 counties for solar power electricity generation.

Within the previous 12 months, Taos County has had a 17.72% increase in production of electricity from solar sources, up from 12,972 megawatt hours per year to 15,271 megawatt hours each year.

With 34,489 residents living within the county and 15,271 megawatt hours produced a year, Taos County has a per capita production of 0.44 megawatt hours. The city is 1574th largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the country.

Taos County is 1286th in the US rankings for total megawatt hours produced from renewable energy, with 15,271 megawatt hours produced from renewable sources.

Taos County uses 2762.38% more electricity than it generates.

Taos County is ranked 1117th out of 3221 for worst polluting county in the country based on emissions per capita. The county emits 5,665.95 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    437,114 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.67 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    15,271 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    15,271 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.44 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    195,413,090 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,665.95 kg

Taos, NM Electricity Overview

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Residents of Taos are charged an average residential electricity price of 18.61 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.25% higher than New Mexico's average price of 13.86 cents. This ranks the city 472nd out of 530 cities in New Mexico for best average electricity rate. With an estimated 45 total residential customers, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $129.86, while the Taos average is 31.73% below at $88.66 per month.

Taos residents average 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 38,009,276.38 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Taos has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Taos

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.176/kWh$88.66/mo.$78.98/mo.
472nd18.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Taos
371st$88.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Taos Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Taos, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66143,46126,694,000

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Ranchos de Taos CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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Residents of Ranchos de Taos CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 18.61 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.25% higher than New Mexico's average price of 13.86 cents. This ranks the city 472nd out of 530 cities in New Mexico for best average electricity rate. With an estimated 26 total residential customers, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $129.86, while the Ranchos de Taos CDP average is 31.73% below at $88.66 per month.

Ranchos de Taos CDP residents average 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 15,892,973.61 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Ranchos de Taos CDP has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ranchos de Taos CDP

Ranchos de Taos CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.176/kWh$88.66/mo.$78.98/mo.
472nd18.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ranchos de Taos CDP
371st$88.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ranchos de Taos CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ranchos de Taos CDP, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66143,46126,694,000

Arroyo Seco CDP, NM Electricity Overview

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Residents of Arroyo Seco CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 18.61 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 34.25% higher than New Mexico's average price of 13.86 cents. This ranks the city 472nd out of 530 cities in New Mexico for best average electricity rate. With an estimated 51 total residential customers, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $129.86, while the Arroyo Seco CDP average is 31.73% below at $88.66 per month.

Arroyo Seco CDP residents average 5,871.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 11,618,838.11 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Arroyo Seco CDP has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arroyo Seco CDP

Arroyo Seco CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.176/kWh$88.66/mo.$78.98/mo.
472nd18.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Arroyo Seco CDP
371st$88.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arroyo Seco CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Arroyo Seco CDP, New Mexico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66143,46126,694,000

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Electricity Production in Taos County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Taos County, New Mexico

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Syncarpha TaosSyncarpha Taos I, LLC (100.00%)
Taos County NM Solar 7,836
Syncarpha QuestaSyncarpha Questa I, LLC (100.00%)
Taos County NM Solar 3,889
Taos County NM Solar 2,833
Questa Solar FacilityChevron Technology Ventures (100.00%)
Taos County NM Solar 713

Taos County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Taos County residents average 5,665.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. A total of 195,413,089.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. Solar is the primary fuel in Taos County, with 100.00% of electricity production coming from the fuel. Taos County has the 11th highest power plants of any county in New Mexico, with 4 total power plants.

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Taos County, New Mexico Net Metering

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the only provider we have covering Taos County. Fortunately for consumers they do offer net metering options, making personal solar power installs an option. New Mexico has above average regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Taos County has an average of 7.93% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.76%, Taos County is ranked as the 2772nd best county in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Taos County, New Mexico

Providers In Each City in Taos County:

  • Questa, New Mexico:
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Red River, New Mexico:
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Taos, New Mexico:
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico:
    • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

By total customer count, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity company in Taos County, New Mexico.

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

There are 4 active electricity plants in Taos County, New Mexico

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Kit Carson Electric Cooperative15,641

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-01