Otero County Electrictric Cooperative

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is an electric cooperative. The largest city served by the company is Roswell, but the company also provides electricity in 9 cities in the state. At the time of the most recent government reports, the provider reported a total of 19,839 electricity customers signed on to receive electricity from the company. This total is made up of 18.18% commercial customers and 81.82% residential customer accounts. Consumers of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative pay an average residential electricity rate of 18.99 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 41.75% above the state's average rate of 13.40 cents, which ranks the provider 29th out of 20 providers in the state for lowest average electricity price. Around 193,009 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier 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. Their revenue in 2020 from electricity related activities was $34,265,300, the sum of which came from retail sales to end users.

About Otero County Electrictric Cooperative

The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is $110.04 per month. Consumers of the company pay 16.22% more compared to other citizens of New Mexico. Electricity generation is not handled in house at the company, as they purchase electricity at wholesale rates to then be resold to their consumers. Their electricity sales within the past 12 months were responsible for a rise in CO2 pollution of approximately 4,351,421.17 kilograms (5.38%).

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Net Metering

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is one of 14 electric companies in New Mexico who offer net metering to their customers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially installing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their excess kilowatt hours back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Otero County Electrictric Cooperative recently reported a loss of 5.12% of their electricity production amount. The state average for energy loss is 6.66% and the United States average is 2.76%. This results in Otero County Electrictric Cooperative getting a ranking of 7th best out of 20 electricity companies in the state and 929th best out of 3511 providers in the United States.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.190/kWh$0.174/kWh$110.04/mo.$90.84/mo.
1503rd18.99¢Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
714th$110.04Average monthly electric bill for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's residential customers

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Overview

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

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Quick Facts About Otero County Electrictric Cooperative

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Releasing 85,243,041.16 kilograms of CO2 and other equivalent gases, Otero County Electrictric Cooperative ranks as the 1359th worst polluting electricity company in the country out of the 3511 we track.

Energy Loss

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

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Total Energy Loss

10,424MWh

929 National Rank

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Otero County Electrictric Cooperative State Coverage

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New Mexico19,83934,265,30019100%

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative County Coverage

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Chaves County64,615611.08$97.77/mo
Eddy County58,460511.39$96.49/mo
Lincoln County19,572318.48$108.67/mo
Otero County67,490416.41$102.08/mo
Socorro County16,637217.79$107.36/mo

Cities Otero County Electrictric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Alamogordo, NM
  • Capitan, NM
  • Carrizozo, NM
  • Cloudcroft, NM
  • Hope, NM
  • Roswell, NM
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • Ruidoso Downs, NM
  • Tularosa, 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:

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

Customers of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative, on average, have an electricity rate 18.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bill for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative customers each month?

Consumers of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bill of $110.04.

What is the phone number for Otero County Electrictric Cooperative?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (575) 682-2521

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

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative supplies electricity in 5 counties.

Who is the CEO of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative?

The current CEO of Otero County Electrictric Cooperative is Maria Romero.

What cities does Otero County Electrictric Cooperative offer service to?

Otero County Electrictric Cooperative provides electricity in 9 cities throughout the country including, New Mexico.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-09-28