About Karnes Electric

Karnes Electric operates in 12 counties and is classified as an electric cooperative. The provider last disclosed a total of 21,327 customers, 78.74% of which are residential properties, 21.11% are commercial customers and 0.15% are industrial accounts. Karnes Electric's consumers spend, on average, 9.72 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity, which is 18.37% below the average Texas price of 11.91 cents. Approximately 1,129,899 megawatt hours were sold by the company to retail end users in 2020. Wholesale power purchases made up 100.00% of all electricity sourced by the company . Exactly 1,170,464 megawatt hours were purchased by way of the wholesale market. Their total revenue in 2020 from electricity related activities was $92,121,000, with 99.62% coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of Karnes Electric is $122.81 per month, while the state average is $134.11. Consumers of the supplier experience 0.91 electrical outages on average each year, with outages lasting about 107.16 minutes. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. The company does not have ownership in any power plants and all of the power that they sell to their consumers must be purchased wholesale from other providers.

Karnes Electric Net Metering

Thankfully, Karnes Electric allows consumers to take part in net metering. Net metering makes solar panel installation more economically feasible as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Losing energy due to heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is a reality of operating in the electricity generation business. Suppliers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Karnes Electric recently reported an annual loss of approximately 3.39% of the electricity that they transmit. Karnes Electric's energy loss levels leave them with a rank of 34th best out of the 135 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 465th best out of 3510 in the US.

Karnes Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.098/kWh$0.095/kWh$124.66/mo.$111.74/mo.
447th9.72¢Karnes Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1988th$122.81Average monthly electric bill for Karnes Electric's residential customers

Karnes Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1007 North Highway 181
    Karnes City, Texas 78118
    United States of America
  • CEO:Brad Bierstedt

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Energy provider of the year for Texas, Mid-Sized Provider Category
Top 3 Least Outages Per Year
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Energy Loss

Karnes Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


465 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Karnes Electric's Power Outages

107.16 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

0.91 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Karnes Electric State Coverage

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

Karnes Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Atascosa County51,153311.23$116.24/mo
Bee County32,565211.55$118.92/mo
Bexar County2,003,554510.39$124.28/mo
DeWitt County20,160310.96$118.39/mo
Frio County20,306211.30$115.79/mo
Goliad County7,658411.22$121.77/mo
Karnes County15,601311.07$122.34/mo
La Salle County7,520211.30$115.79/mo
Live Oak County12,207311.87$127.25/mo
McMullen County743411.82$127.13/mo

Cities Karnes Electric Has Coverage

  • Alamo Heights, TX
  • Balcones Heights, TX
  • Beeville, TX
  • Castle Hills, TX
  • Castroville, TX
  • Charlotte, TX
  • China Grove, TX
  • Christine, TX
  • Converse, TX
  • Cotulla, TX
  • Cuero, TX
  • Devine, TX
  • Dilley, TX
  • Elmendorf, TX
  • Encinal, TX
  • Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
  • Falls City, TX
  • Floresville, TX
  • George West, TX
  • Goliad, TX
  • Grey Forest, TX
  • Helotes, TX
  • Hill Country Village, TX
  • Hollywood Park, TX
  • Hondo, TX
  • Jourdanton, TX
  • Karnes City, TX
  • Kenedy, TX
  • Kirby, TX
  • La Vernia, TX
  • LaCoste, TX
  • Leon Valley, TX
  • Live Oak, TX
  • Lytle, TX
  • Natalia, TX
  • Nixon, TX
  • Nordheim, TX
  • Olmos Park, TX
  • Pearsall, TX
  • Pleasanton, TX
  • Poteet, TX
  • Poth, TX
  • Runge, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Sandy Oaks, TX
  • Schertz, TX
  • Selma, TX
  • Shavano Park, TX
  • Somerset, TX
  • St. Hedwig, TX
  • Stockdale, TX
  • Terrell Hills, TX
  • Three Rivers, TX
  • Universal City, TX
  • Von Ormy, TX
  • Windcrest, TX
  • Yoakum, TX
  • Yorktown, TX

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

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Karnes Electric FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Karnes Electric?

The current CEO of Karnes Electric is Brad Bierstedt.

When will Karnes Electric power be restored?

Karnes Electric's outages last, on average, roughly 107.16 minutes per each outage.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Karnes Electric customers?

Karnes Electrics current average bundled electricity rate is 9.72 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Texas bundled rate of 11.91 cents and the average United States rate of 13.26 cents.

What cities does Karnes Electric supply electricity in?

Karnes Electric provides electricity to 58 cities throughout the country including, Texas.

How much is the average bundled bill for Karnes Electric customers each month?

Karnes Electric currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $122.81, compared to the Texas average of $134.11 and the US of $134.11 for bundled service.

What is the phone number for Karnes Electric?

The Karnes Electric phone number is (888) 807-3952.

How many counties does Karnes Electric offer service in?

Karnes Electric provides electricity to customers in 12 counties.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-07