Taos County, New Mexico Electric Profile

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Taos County emits 6,062.88 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the state average of 6,319.6.

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in Taos County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

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Taos County ranks 14th out of 33 counties in the state for total consumption, with its residents using 396,824.33 megawatt hours.

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Taos County is the 24 largest producer of megawatt hours per capita out of 33 counties in the state, with a population of 32,723 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 16,120.

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Taos County had a 118.46% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel types for electricity production.

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While the national average residential electricity rate is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Taos County’s average is 36.88% above that at 18.41 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    396,824 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.13 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    16,120 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    16,120 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.49 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    198,395,607 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,062.88 kg

Taos, NM Electric Overview

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Taos's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 18.61 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the citizens, this price is above both the New Mexico and the United States average rates of 13.40 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The average residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $88.66 per month. The largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

Taos emits 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 9th worst polluting city out of 443 cities in the state. With total emissions of 37,709,037.99 kilograms, the city ranks 40th worst in New Mexico for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 72,360.44 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Taos

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.176/kWh$88.66/mo.$78.98/mo.
413th18.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Taos
282nd$88.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Taos Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Taos, New Mexico

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Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66No DataIcon representing missing value.143,46126,694,000

Ranchos de Taos CDP, NM Electric Overview

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Ranchos de Taos CDP's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 18.61 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 38.88% higher than the average New Mexico rate of 13.40 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $88.66 per month. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold.

For every person in the city there are 6,319.6 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 173rd worst in New Mexico out of 443 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 13,764,083.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.176/kWh$88.66/mo.$78.98/mo.
413th18.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ranchos de Taos CDP
282nd$88.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ranchos de Taos CDP Residents

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

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Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66No DataIcon representing missing value.143,46126,694,000

Questa, NM Electric Overview

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Questa has an average residential electricity rate of 18.61 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 38.34% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The city produces over 0 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 23rd highest total production for a city in the state. Production using renewable resources totals 2.61 megawatt hours generated per person in the city. This results in a ranking of 15th out of 443 cities in the state.

Questa emits 4,960.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 414th worst polluting city out of 443 cities in the state. At 4,960.28 kilograms per person and 1,997 citizens in the city, the city emits 9,905,681.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 106th highest amount in New Mexico for total emissions from electricity use. Solar is the fuel of choice in Questa, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There are 2 electricity generation plants in Questa, which is the 4th highest number of plants in a city in the state and the 583rd highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Questa

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.186/kWh$0.176/kWh$88.66/mo.$78.98/mo.
413th18.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Questa
282nd$88.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Questa Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Questa, New Mexico

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Kit Carson Electric CooperativeBUNDLED18.6188.66No DataIcon representing missing value.143,46126,694,000

Energy Production in Taos County, New Mexico

Power Plants in Taos County, New Mexico

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Syncarpha TaosSyncarpha Taos I, LLC (100.00%)
Taos County NM Solar 5,220No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Syncarpha QuestaSyncarpha Questa I, LLC (100.00%)
Questa NM Solar 3,907No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Blue Sky OneSSA Solar of NM, LLC (100.00%)
Taos County NM Solar 3,148No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Taos County NM Solar 2,543No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Questa Solar FacilityChevron Technology Ventures (100.00%)
Questa NM Solar 1,302No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Taos County, New Mexico Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Taos County results in the release of 198,395,607.27 kilograms of CO2 pollution, which is 1220th highest in the country out of 3220 counties. The county averages 6,062.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county’s pollution levels. The top fuel utilized in Taos County is Solar, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the county for electricity production. Taos County is home to 5 power producing plants, which is the 8th highest number of plants within a county in New Mexico and the 11th highest amount of power plants per resident out of the state's 3220 counties.

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Taos County, New Mexico Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in Taos County offer net metering to their customers. Residents of New Mexico have above average net metering laws that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Taos County is about 7.96% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 6.66%, resulting in a rank of 2820th best in the United States and a state rank of 26th best out of 3220 and 33 counties, respectively.

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

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

Taos County, New Mexico has 2 electricity companies operating in the area.

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

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1Kit Carson Electric Cooperative15,647
2Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative347

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in Taos County, New Mexico.

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

There are 5 active power plants in Taos County, New Mexico

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