Los Alamos Utilities: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Los Alamos Utilities

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About Los Alamos Utilities

The provider has 814 commercial accounts, 7,899 residential customer accounts and one industrial customer whom they provide electricity to. The residential electricity price for customers of Los Alamos Utilities is, on average, 12.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.13% less than the average nationwide price of 15.61 cents. The company sold 498,701 megawatt hours by way of retail sales in 2022. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 183,991 of them were produced by facilities owned by the provider and 382,225 megawatt hours were purchased via the wholesale market. Los Alamos Utilities earned $42,836,500 in 2022. Exactly $4,184,100 of that revenue came from sales to wholesale electricity customers and $38,652,400 came from sales to retail electricity customers.

The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $133.26, while the Los Alamos Utilities average is 41.39% lower at $78.1 per month. The company is the 185th highest producer of megawatt hours from burning coal out of 3510 electric providers in the nation. Electricity generation facilities associated with the supplier use non-renewable fuel sources to generate 87.55% of their total electricity generation, or 200,444.44 megawatt hours. This amount ranks them at 15th in New Mexico out of 29 suppliers. Los Alamos Utilities is ranked as the 21st highest total electricity producer out of 29 suppliers in the state.

Los Alamos Utilities Net Metering

Net metering is accessible to consumers of Los Alamos Utilities. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for residents. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell unused electricity back into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is simply part of the process when working with electricity transmission. Los Alamos Utilities currently averages a loss of roughly 2.87% of the aggregate electricity they transmit. Los Alamos Utilities' energy loss amounts place them at of 5th best out of the 29 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 347th best out of 3510 in the nation.

Los Alamos Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Los Alamos Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.161/kWh$0.083/kWh$113.93/mo.$43.62/mo.
1076th12.16¢Los Alamos Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
250th$78.1Average monthly electricity bill for Los Alamos Utilities' residential customers

Los Alamos Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:1000 Central Avenue
    Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Philo S. Shelton

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    Quick Facts About Los Alamos Utilities

    Los Alamos Utilities is the 705th largest electricity company out of 3510 providers in the nation based on total megawatt hours sold.

    Roughly 12.22% of Los Alamos Utilities' total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

    Los Alamos Utilities is 33rd in the state out of the 29 when considering the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from sustainable fuel sources.

    Los Alamos Utilities generates 0.23% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar energy sources, which ranks them 27th out of 29 providers in the state for percentage of total electricity production that comes from solar energy.

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    Energy Loss

    Los Alamos Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.


    Total Energy Loss


    347 National Rank

    Los Alamos Utilities Energy Makeup

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    Los Alamos Utilities State Coverage

    StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
    New Mexico8,68039,635,17816100%

    Los Alamos Utilities County Coverage

    CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
    Los Alamos County19,169212.69$77.02/mo

    Power Plants Owned by Los Alamos Utilities

    PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
    San Juan County NM Coal 3,096,428.013,371,744,622.031,088.91
    Los Alamos County NM Solar 523

    Los Alamos Utilities Fuel Makeup

    Conventional Hydroelectric
    Conventional Hydroelectric
    Distillate Fuel Oil

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    Los Alamos Utilities FAQ:

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

    There are 2 power plants owned by or associated with Los Alamos Utilities.

    What percentage of Los Alamos Utilities' electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

    Power generation facilities owned by or associated with Los Alamos Utilities generate 12.45% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

    What is the average bundled electricity rate for Los Alamos Utilities customers?

    Los Alamos Utilities' current average bundled electricity rate is 12.16 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average New Mexico bundled rate of 14.13 cents and the average nationwide rate of 15.61 cents.

    What is the phone number for Los Alamos Utilities?

    The Los Alamos Utilities phone number is (505) 662-8333.

    What percentage of Los Alamos Utilities' electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuels?

    Los Alamos Utilities produces 87.55% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

    How much is the average bundled bill for Los Alamos Utilities customers each month?

    Consumers of Los Alamos Utilities pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $78.10.

    Who is the CEO of Los Alamos Utilities?

    Los Alamos Utilities' current CEO is Philo S. Shelton.

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    Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
    Published: 2022-08-01