Otero County Electrictric Cooperative

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Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.190/kWh$0.174/kWh$110.04/mo.$90.84/mo.
2851st18.99¢Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1446th$110.04Average monthly electricity bill for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's residential customers

About Otero County Electrictric Cooperative

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is an electricity cooperative. The largest county served by Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is Otero County, but the company also supplies electricity in 4 counties in the state of New Mexico. Electricity companies must regularly report their customer counts to government agencies. In the most recent report the provider listed a total of 19,839 customers receiving electricity from the company. Exactly 3,606 of these customers are commercial accounts and 16,233 are residential properties. Customers of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative pay an average residential electricity rate of 18.99 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 36.39% higher than New Mexico's average rate of 13.93 cents, ranking the provider at 38th out of 40 providers in New Mexico for best average electricity price. Approximately 193,009 megawatt hours were sold by the provider to retail customers in 2020. The electricity sourced by Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is made up of primarily wholesale purchased megawatt hours, with 203,433 procured by the company. In 2020, the supplier made a total of $34,265,300 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. All of which came from retail sales to end users.

The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $120.98, while the Otero County Electrictric Cooperative average is 9.04% less at $110.04 per month. This is the 1446th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the nation. The supplier currently does not produce their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it to end users.

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Net Metering

Net metering services are offered to consumers of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative. Net metering makes solar panel purchases more economically feasible as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Electricity providers must report these losses. Otero County Electrictric Cooperative reported a yearly loss of approximately 5.12% of the electricity that they generate. The state of New Mexico has an energy loss average of 6.66% and the nationwide average is 2.76%, giving Otero County Electrictric Cooperative a rank of 7th best out of 29 providers who report energy loss in New Mexico.

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:404 Burro Avenue
    Cloudcroft, New Mexico 88317
    United States of America
  • CEO:Mario Romero

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Energy Loss

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

-5.12%

Total Energy Loss

10,424MWh

927 National Rank

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Otero County Electrictric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
New Mexico19,83934,265,30018100%

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Chaves County65,157612.90$108.31/mo
Eddy County62,314411.65$109.16/mo
Lincoln County20,269418.18$107.80/mo
Otero County67,839416.66$102.69/mo

Cities Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Capitan, NM
  • Carrizozo, NM
  • Cloudcroft, NM
  • Hope, NM
  • Roswell, NM
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • Ruidoso Downs, NM

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

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Otero County Electrictric Cooperative FAQ:

How many counties does Otero County Electrictric Cooperative provider electricity in?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative supplies electricity to customers in 4 counties throughout the country.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative customers?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's current average bundled electricity rate is 18.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average New Mexico bundled rate of 13.93 cents and the average United States rate of 13.67 cents.

Who is the CEO of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's CEO is Mario Romero.

What is the phone number for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (800) 548-4660

What cities does Otero County Electrictric Cooperative have customers in to?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative supplies to 7 cities.

How much is the average bundled bill for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative customers each month?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $110.04, compared to the New Mexico average of $85.61 and the United States average of $85.61 for bundled service.

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