Washoe County, Nevada Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Washoe County, Nevada Electricity Overview

Washoe County generates 100.02% of its electricity from renewable fuels, or 1.14 megawatt hours per citizen per year.

Washoe County is the 9th highest polluting county in the state based on emissions per person. The county emits 3,818.3 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

At an average residential rate of 11.74 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Washoe County enjoy a 16.11% discount from the national average.

With 145,992 megawatt produced from solar power and 486,492 residents in Washoe County, the county averages 0.3 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 411th out of 3221 counties in the nation.

Washoe County ranks 2nd out of 17 counties in the state for total electricity usage, with its population using 6,194,499.34 megawatt hours.

With 145,992 megawatt hours generated using solar, Washoe County ranks 4th out of 17 counties in the state for solar power electricity generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,194,499 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.73 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    555,901 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    556,028 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -127 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.14 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,857,571,671 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,818.3 kg

Reno, NV Electricity Overview

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Reno's residents spend, on average, 11.74 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 0.10% less than Nevada's average price of 11.75 cents. NV Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers. The Nevada average monthly residential electric bill is $112.39, while the Reno average is 3.87% lower at $108.04 per month. This is the 26th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

Reno is home to 4 electricity plants, which is the 2nd highest number of plants within a city in Nevada. As the 4th worst ranked city out of 133 cities in the state, the city releases 1,002,308,938.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 130th highest in Nevada for emissions per resident from electricity use, with an average of 3,794.25 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Reno's power plants primarily use Geothermal, which makes up 100.00% (or 321,135 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Reno

Reno residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.107/kWh$207.63/mo.$67.88/mo.
36th11.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Reno
26th$108.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Reno Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Reno, Nevada

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NV EnergyBUNDLED11.74108.0413,174,9571,546,548,821

Zips with electric coverage in Reno, Nevada include: 89502, 89506, 89431, 89509, 89523, 89521, 89503, 89511, 89512, 89433, 89508 and 3 other zip code(s).

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Sparks, NV Electricity Overview

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Sparks' residents spend, on average, 11.74 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 0.10% less than Nevada's average price of 11.75 cents. NV Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $108.04 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86.

The electricity sold in Sparks has to be sourced from neighboring cities and rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city. For every citizen in the city there are 4,194.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 454,898,454.32 kilograms, which is the 9th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sparks

Sparks residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.107/kWh$207.63/mo.$67.88/mo.
36th11.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sparks
26th$108.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sparks Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sparks, Nevada

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NV EnergyBUNDLED11.74108.0413,174,9571,546,548,821

Zips with electric coverage in Sparks, Nevada include: 89502, 89436, 89431, 89512, 89434, 89433, 89441, 89442

Sun Valley CDP, NV Electricity Overview

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Sun Valley CDP's residents spend, on average, 11.74 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Thankfully, this is 0.10% less than Nevada's average price of 11.75 cents. NV Energy is the largest supplier in the city based on total residential customers. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $108.04 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86.

The electricity sold in Sun Valley CDP has to be sourced from neighboring cities and rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city. For every citizen in the city there are 4,194.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 88,836,179.31 kilograms, which is the 16th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sun Valley CDP

Sun Valley CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.107/kWh$207.63/mo.$67.88/mo.
36th11.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sun Valley CDP
26th$108.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sun Valley CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sun Valley CDP, Nevada

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
NV EnergyBUNDLED11.74108.0413,174,9571,546,548,821

Electricity Production in Washoe County, Nevada

Power Plants in Washoe County, Nevada

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Richard Burdette GeothermalOrmat Nevada Inc (100.00%)
Reno NV Geothermal 116,318
Washoe County NV Solar 105,256
Galena 3 Geothermal Power PlantOrmat Nevada Inc (100.00%)
Reno NV Geothermal 100,195
San EmidioUSG Nevada LLC (100.00%)
Washoe County NV Geothermal 88,901
Steamboat IIISteamboat Development Corp (100.00%)
Reno NV Geothermal 54,152
Steamboat IISteamboat Development Corp (100.00%)
Reno NV Geothermal 50,470
Turquoise Liberty SolarLiberty Utilities (100.00%)
Washoe County NV Solar 22,223
Dodge FlatDodge Flat Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Washoe County NV Solar 13,073
Fish SpringsFish Springs Ranch Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Washoe County NV Solar 5,313

Washoe County, Nevada Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity consumption in Washoe County results in the release of 1,857,571,670.91 kilograms of CO2 pollution each year, which is 181st highest in the country out of 3221 counties and 2nd highest in Nevada out of 17 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the county, which amounts to 3,818.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Washoe County as the 9th highest polluting county in the state. The county has 9 electricity plants, which is 2nd highest in the state.

GEOTHERMAL
Geothermal
Geothermal
Geothermal
Geothermal
Geothermal
Geothermal
Geothermal
Geothermal
73.76%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
26.26%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.02%

Washoe County, Nevada Net Metering

NV Energy is the only provider we have covering Washoe County. Fortunately for customers they do allow for net metering, making personal solar power installs more viable. Nevada has highly favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Washoe County has an average of 3.59% of the energy that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The national average is 2.76%, resulting in Washoe County receiving a rank of 680th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Washoe County, Nevada

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Washoe County, Nevada?

By total revenue, NV Energy is the largest electricity provider in Washoe County, Nevada.

How many power plants are within Washoe County, Nevada?

Washoe County, Nevada has 9 power plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Washoe County, Nevada?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1NV Energy95,825

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-11