Austin County, Texas Electric Profile

Austin County generates 0.66 megawatt hours per capita a year from solar power, giving the county a ranking of 270th in the nation out of 3220 counties for this category.

The largest electricity supplier in Austin County by megawatt hours sold is Bluebonnet Electric.

Austin County is ranked as the 1637th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3220 counties for total electricity production, producing 19,962 megawatt hours.

Austin County is ranked 1355th out of 3220 for worst polluting county in the nation when considering emissions per person. The county emits 5,416.96 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

Austin County’s average residential electricity rate is 12.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.00% lower than the national average of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

As the 405th highest producer of solar powered electricity in the nation out of 3220, Austin County produces a total of 19,962 megawatt hours from solar.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    429,531 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.3 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    19,962 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    19,962 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.66 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    162,682,214 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,416.96 kg

Sealy, TX Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Sealy is roughly 12.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.00% lower than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Bluebonnet Electric is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. The city produces 0.12 megawatt hours per person from solar energy, which is 18th in Texas out of 1749 cities.

On average, Sealy residents emit 5,634.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, which makes it the 1649th highest polluting city out of 1749 cities in Texas. Total emissions in the city are 36,341,238.56 kilograms, which is the 336th worst total amount of emissions for any city in the state. There is one power producing plant in the city, which is the 31st highest number of plants in a city in the state and translates to the 40th highest rate of plants per person in the state. Sealy's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel type.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sealy

Sealy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.122/kWh$0.111/kWh$130.71/mo.$111.97/mo.
1517th12.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sealy
1451st$125.75Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sealy Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sealy, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bluebonnet ElectricBUNDLED10.45128.081,346,930140,808,400
Fayette Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.46137.93151,58721,926,000
San Bernard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.26158.75418,72755,537,700

Bellville, TX Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Bellville are billed a residential electricity rate of 11.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.36% more than the state's average rate of 11.91 cents and 11.12% lower than the national average of 13.45 cents. City of Bellville Utilities sells 53,915.6 megawatt hours in the city each year, more than all other suppliers. Consumers in Bellville deal with 0.86 power outages a year with outages lasting on average 78.4 minutes.

Electricity use in Bellville results in 24,041,905.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 450th most of any city in Texas. Additionally, the city ranks 786th highest in Texas for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not produce any electricity in the city boundaries, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bellville

Bellville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.111/kWh$129.42/mo.$111.97/mo.
1421st11.95¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bellville
1308th$124.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bellville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bellville, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bluebonnet ElectricBUNDLED10.45128.081,346,930140,808,400
City of Bellville UtilitiesBUNDLED9.90112.3727,267.022,698,322.58
Fayette Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.46137.93151,58721,926,000
San Bernard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.26158.75418,72755,537,700

Wallis, TX Electric Overview

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Wallis's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.75% more than the average state rate of 11.91 cents and 9.00% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. Bluebonnet Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. Customers in the city deal with 0.86 power outages per year, with outages lasting around 78.4 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Wallis averages 5,680.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 36th worst in Texas out of 1749 cities for emissions efficiency. At 5,680.98 kilograms per person and 1,571 citizens in the city, the city emits 8,924,818.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 800th worst rank in Texas for total emissions. The electricity sold in Wallis has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wallis

Wallis residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.122/kWh$0.111/kWh$130.71/mo.$111.97/mo.
1516th12.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wallis
1451st$125.75Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wallis Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wallis, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Bluebonnet ElectricBUNDLED10.45128.081,346,930140,808,400
Fayette Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.46137.93151,58721,926,000
San Bernard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.26158.75418,72755,537,700

Energy Production in Austin County, Texas

Power Plants in Austin County, Texas

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
BovineCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Austin County TX Solar 19,204
E-Volve Energy Holdings LLCHarvest Moon Renewable Energy Company LLC (100.00%)
Sealy TX Solar 758

Austin County, Texas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When it comes to electricity generation, Austin County's primary fuel is Solar, making up 100.00% of generation in the county. The county emits 5,416.96 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 1355th highest polluting county out of 3220 counties in the US. Total emissions in the county are 162,682,213.87 kilograms, which is the 1375th worst total amount of emissions for all counties in the nation. Austin County has 2 electricity producing plants, which is 66th highest in Texas and 89th most in the state when considering plants per resident in the county.

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Austin County, Texas Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Austin County selling electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Texas is known for heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Austin County who report energy loss data had an average of 5.48% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Austin County a rank of 2353rd best in the nation out of 3220.

Providers In Each City in Austin County:

  • Bellville, Texas:
    • San Bernard Electric Cooperative: 12.77%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.77%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 12.77%
    • City of Bellville Utilities: 10.60%
    • CenterPoint Energy: 12.77%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 12.77%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.77%
    • Penstar Power: 12.77%
  • Brazos Country, Texas:
    • San Bernard Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • MP2 Energy: 14.29%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • CenterPoint Energy: 14.29%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 14.29%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
    • Penstar Power: 14.29%
  • Fayetteville, Texas:
    • Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Flatonia, Texas Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 25.00%
  • Industry, Texas:
    • San Bernard Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • MP2 Energy: 14.29%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • CenterPoint Energy: 14.29%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 14.29%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
    • Penstar Power: 14.29%
  • San Felipe, Texas:
    • San Bernard Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • MP2 Energy: 14.29%
    • Mid-South Electric Cooperative: 0.27%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 14.02%
    • Entergy Texas: 0.27%
    • CenterPoint Energy: 14.29%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 14.02%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
    • Penstar Power: 14.29%
  • Sealy, Texas:
    • San Bernard Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • MP2 Energy: 14.29%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • CenterPoint Energy: 14.29%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 14.29%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
    • Penstar Power: 14.29%
  • Wallis, Texas:
    • San Bernard Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • MP2 Energy: 14.29%
    • Fayette Electric Cooperative: 14.29%
    • CenterPoint Energy: 14.29%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 14.29%
    • Ambit Energy: 14.29%
    • Penstar Power: 14.29%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Austin County, Texas?

There are 3 electricity suppliers offering service in Austin County, Texas.

How many power plants are located within Austin County, Texas?

Austin County, Texas has 2 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Austin County, Texas?

By total revenue, Bluebonnet Electric is the largest electricity company in Austin County, Texas.

What electricity companies offer service in Austin County, Texas?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Bluebonnet Electric5,989
2San Bernard Electric Cooperative3,474
3Fayette Electric Cooperative1,472

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-30