Ames Utilities

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About Ames Utilities

Ames Utilities is headquartered in Ames, Iowa and it serves the population living in the city. The supplier last disclosed a total of 27,399 customers, 24,342 of which are residential accounts, 3,050 are commercial customers and 7 of which are industrial properties. On average, Ames Utilities' residential electricity rate is 11.60 cents per kilowatt hour . This is below both the state and the national average prices of 12.64 and 14.11 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The company had sales of 102,606 megawatt hours in 2020 via the wholesale market. The electricity produced in the company's power plants made up 244,280 of the megawatt hours sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 503,290. Their total revenue in 2020 from electricity activities was $67,067,800, with $2,346,300 coming from wholesale electricity sales and $55,830,800 from retail sales to end users.

The Iowa average monthly residential power bill is $108.03, while the Ames Utilities average is 31.08% less at $68.89 per month. This is the 7th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the state. Ames Utilities is the 6th largest provider out of 177 electricity companies in Iowa based on number of customers. They rank 35th out of the 177 suppliers we track in the state for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. The company ranks 5th highest in the state out of 177 providers for total megawatt hours produced from natural gas.

Ames Utilities Net Metering

Net metering is accessible to customers of Ames Utilities. Without net metering, solar panel installation is significantly less economically realistic, as citizens have no way to sell extra energy back into the infrastructure system.

Energy Loss

All electricity suppliers who generate electricity have some amount of energy loss from heat dissipation or other factors. Ames Utilities is no different, as they have a yearly loss of around 3.47% of the electricity they produce. These averages enable us to compare and contrast the grid efficiencies of the various companies who operate throughout the country. Ames Utilities has received a rank of 20th best out of 177 suppliers who report energy loss in Iowa and 483rd best out of 3509 in the United States.

Ames Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Ames Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.116/kWh$71.71/mo.$68.50/mo.
1227th11.60¢Ames Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
177th$68.89Average monthly electricity bill for Ames Utilities' residential customers

Ames Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:502 Carroll Avenue
    Ames, Iowa 50010
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Donald Kom

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Quick Facts About Ames Utilities

Ames Utilities produces 90.33% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuels. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 223,210.09 megawatt hours, which is 9th highest in the state out of 177 providers.

Ames Utilities is the 20th largest producer of electricity of all 177 companies in Iowa, producing 247,098 megawatt hours.

Energy Loss

Ames Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.


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483 National Rank

Ames Utilities Energy Makeup

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Ames Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Ames Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Story County98,537514.86$148.01/mo

Power Plants Owned by Ames Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ames IA Distillate Fuel Oil 9291,429,950.071,539.24

Ames Utilities Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
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Other Biomass Solids
Distillate Fuel Oil

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Ames Utilities FAQ:

What is the average bundled bill for Ames Utilities customers each month?

Currently, the average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Ames Utilities is $68.89. The state average bundled bill is $108.03 and the national average is $108.03.

Who is the CEO of Ames Utilities?

Ames Utilities' CEO is Donald Kom.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Ames Utilities?

There is one power plant owned by or associated with Ames Utilities.

What is the phone number for Ames Utilities?

The Ames Utilities phone number is (515) 239-5120.

What percentage of Ames Utilities' electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric generation facilities owned by or associated with Ames Utilities produce 90.33% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Ames Utilities customers?

Ames Utilities' current average bundled electricity rate is 11.60 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Iowa bundled rate of 12.64 cents and the average US rate of 14.11 cents.

What percentage of Ames Utilities' electricity is produced using renewable fuel types?

Power production plants owned by or associated with Ames Utilities generate 9.67% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

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