Karnes Electric operates in 12 counties and is classified as an electric cooperative. The provider last disclosed a total of 42,654 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.

About Karnes Electric

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 deal with 0.91 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 107.16 minutes. In the last year the company's electricity sales activities were responsible for an increase in CO2 emissions of 473,834,306.84 kilograms (90.39%). Electricity generation is not handled in house at the company, as they purchase power at wholesale rates from other companies and then resell to their consumers.

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 103rd worst out of the 84 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 953rd worst out of 3511 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.
256th9.72¢Karnes Electric's Average residential price per kWh
956th$122.81Average monthly electric bill for Karnes Electric's residential customers

Karnes Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1007 North Highway 123
    Karnes City, Texas 78118
    United States of America

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Quick Facts About Karnes Electric

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Karnes Electric releases 998,047,002.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions due to megawatt hours sold, which ranks it as the 83rd worst polluting provider in the state out of 84.

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.

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Total Energy Loss


953 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

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Karnes Electric County Coverage

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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:

What cities does Karnes Electric provider electricity in?

Karnes Electric has customers in 58 cities in the nation including, Texas.

What is the phone number for Karnes Electric?

You can reach Karnes Electric by phone via (888) 807-3952.

When will Karnes Electric power be restored?

The average number of minutes for an outage for Karnes Electric's consumers is 107.16 minutes.

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

Currently, the average monthly electric bill for customers of Karnes Electric is $122.81. The Texas average bill is $134.11 and the United States average is $134.11.

What is the average electricity rate for Karnes Electric customers?

Karnes Electrics current average electricity rate is 9.72 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Texas rate of 11.91 cents and the average US rate of 13.45 cents.

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: 2021-08-25