Cameron County, Texas Electric Profile

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Cameron County, Texas Overview

Wind turbines in Cameron County produce 1,187,829 megawatt hours of electricity.

Residents of Cameron County pay roughly 11.78% less than the $135.07 state average monthly residential electricity expense.

Cameron County averages 2.82 megawatt hours generated from wind per citizen, which is 367th highest county in the nation out of 3221 counties.

Cameron County is the 168th worst pollution level from electricity consumption in the nation, emitting 1,966,231,696.72 kilograms of CO2 gases.

Cameron County is the 1184th largest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3221 counties in the US, with a population of 421,017 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 1,264,414.

Cameron County's average residential electricity rate is 10.97 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 21.60% less than the US average price of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,273,340 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,264,414 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,187,829 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    76,585 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    3 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,966,231,697 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,670.2 kg

Electricity plans in Texas

There are 24009 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

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  • Rate 19.9¢ / kWh
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Brownsville, TX Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.05 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Brownsville, which is 9.43% lower than the state's average rate of 12.20 cents. The US average monthly residential power bill is $123.86, while the Brownsville average is 4.68% less at $118.06 per month. Brownsville PUB sells an estimated 1,161,065.11 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than any other electricity provider.

Approximately 5,800.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 17th worst polluter in the state out of 1870 cities. With total emissions of 1,083,257,230.89 kilograms, the city ranks 18th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The city has the 11th highest electricity plants of any city in the state, with 2 total plants. For electricity production purposes, Brownsville's main fuel type is Natural Gas, making up 76,585 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Brownsville

Brownsville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.088/kWh$120.32/mo.$100.19/mo.
760th11.05¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Brownsville
535th$118.06Average residential monthly electricity bill for Brownsville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Brownsville, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyBUNDLED11.35111.624,827,635547,853,000
Brownsville PUBBUNDLED10.98114.0176,585571,03562,698,000
MP2 EnergyBUNDLED11.89102.5785,08310,114,000
Magic Valley Electric CoopBUNDLED9.46123.931,735,280164,176,600
Penstar PowerBUNDLED12.02115.5434,9394,199,500

Zips with electric coverage in Brownsville, Texas include: 78521, 78520, 78586, 78526, 78566, 78575, 78578, 78583

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Harlingen, TX Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 10.92 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Harlingen, which is 10.44% lower than the state's average rate of 12.20 cents. Magic Valley Electric Coop has an estimated 1,345 total residential customers, more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $123.86, while the Harlingen average is 3.81% less at $119.14 per month.

Approximately 5,712.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 145th worst polluter in the state out of 1870 cities. With total emissions of 410,343,152.28 kilograms, the city ranks 58th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 1,070,283.94 megawatt hours of electricity consumed in the city must be sourced from neighboring cities or counties as there are no power plants that call the city home.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Harlingen

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.086/kWh$121.55/mo.$99.80/mo.
410th10.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Harlingen
994th$119.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Harlingen Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Harlingen, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyBUNDLED11.35111.624,827,635547,853,000
MP2 EnergyBUNDLED11.89102.5785,08310,114,000
Magic Valley Electric CoopBUNDLED9.46123.931,735,280164,176,600
Penstar PowerBUNDLED12.02115.5434,9394,199,500
Reliant EnergyBUNDLED13.94152.2717,200,4672,397,120,500

Zips with electric coverage in Harlingen, Texas include: 78586, 78550, 78552

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San Benito, TX Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 10.93 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of San Benito, which is 10.38% lower than the state's average rate of 12.20 cents. Magic Valley Electric Coop has an estimated 505 total residential customers, more than any other supplier who operates in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $123.86, while the San Benito average is 3.83% less at $119.12 per month.

Approximately 5,712.78 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 145th worst polluter in the state out of 1870 cities. With total emissions of 142,025,381.24 kilograms, the city ranks 128th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 370,439.92 megawatt hours of electricity consumed in the city must be sourced from neighboring cities or counties as there are no power plants that call the city home.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Benito

San Benito residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.086/kWh$121.55/mo.$99.70/mo.
431st10.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of San Benito
988th$119.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Benito Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Benito, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyBUNDLED11.35111.624,827,635547,853,000
MP2 EnergyBUNDLED11.89102.5785,08310,114,000
Magic Valley Electric CoopBUNDLED9.46123.931,735,280164,176,600
Penstar PowerBUNDLED12.02115.5434,9394,199,500
Reliant EnergyBUNDLED13.94152.2717,200,4672,397,120,500

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Energy Production in Cameron County, Texas

Power Plants in Cameron County, Texas

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Cameron Wind 1 LLCCameron Wind 1 LLC (100.00%)
La Tina Ranch CDP TX Wind 417,447
La Chalupa, LLCAcciona Energy USA Global, LLC (100.00%)
Cameron County TX Wind 299,155
Palmas Wind, LLCAcciona Energy USA Global, LLC (100.00%)
Cameron County TX Wind 291,198
San Roman Wind I, LLCAcciona Energy USA Global, LLC (100.00%)
Cameron County TX Wind 180,029
Brownsville TX Natural Gas 76,58545,826,860.8598.38

Cameron County, Texas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 4,670.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 169th highest polluter in the state out of 254 counties. With total emissions of 1,966,231,696.72 kilograms, the county ranks 16th highest in Texas and 168th in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption. The primary fuel consumed in Cameron County is Wind. The county generates 93.94% of the total production in the county from this fuel source. Cameron County has 5 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 362nd highest number of power plants within a single county.

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NATURAL GAS
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Cameron County, Texas Net Metering

Cameron County has 2 out of 8 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Regulations put in place at the state level are heavily restricted for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

There are 5 electricity companies in Cameron County that report energy loss. Combined, these 5 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.62% of electricity produced. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Cameron County a rank of 19th best in Texas out of 254 counties.

Providers In Each City in Cameron County:

  • Bayview, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 12.27%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.27%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 1.82%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.27%
    • Texpo Energy: 12.27%
    • Veteran Energy: 12.27%
    • Reliant Energy: 12.27%
    • AEP Texas: 12.27%
    • YEP Energy: 12.27%
  • Brownsville, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.09%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.09%
    • Brownsville PUB: 10.71%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 0.58%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.09%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.09%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.09%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.09%
    • AEP Texas: 11.09%
    • YEP Energy: 11.09%
  • Combes, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.36%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.36%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 9.11%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.36%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.36%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.36%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.36%
    • AEP Texas: 11.36%
    • YEP Energy: 11.36%
  • Harlingen, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.62%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.62%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 7.03%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.62%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.62%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.62%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.62%
    • AEP Texas: 11.62%
    • YEP Energy: 11.62%
  • Indian Lake, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 12.50%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.50%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.50%
    • Texpo Energy: 12.50%
    • Veteran Energy: 12.50%
    • Reliant Energy: 12.50%
    • AEP Texas: 12.50%
    • YEP Energy: 12.50%
  • La Feria, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.18%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.18%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 10.54%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.18%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.18%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.18%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.18%
    • AEP Texas: 11.18%
    • YEP Energy: 11.18%
  • Laguna Vista, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 12.47%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.47%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.47%
    • Texpo Energy: 12.47%
    • Veteran Energy: 12.59%
    • Reliant Energy: 12.47%
    • AEP Texas: 12.59%
    • YEP Energy: 12.47%
  • Los Fresnos, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 12.50%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.50%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.50%
    • Texpo Energy: 12.50%
    • Veteran Energy: 12.50%
    • Reliant Energy: 12.50%
    • AEP Texas: 12.50%
    • YEP Energy: 12.50%
  • Los Indios, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.86%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.86%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 5.11%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.86%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.86%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.86%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.86%
    • AEP Texas: 11.86%
    • YEP Energy: 11.86%
  • Palm Valley, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.11%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.11%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 11.11%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.11%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.11%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.11%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.11%
    • AEP Texas: 11.11%
    • YEP Energy: 11.11%
  • Port Isabel, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.66%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.66%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.66%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.66%
    • Veteran Energy: 15.03%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.66%
    • AEP Texas: 15.03%
    • YEP Energy: 11.66%
  • Primera, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.11%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.11%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 11.11%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.11%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.11%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.11%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.11%
    • AEP Texas: 11.11%
    • YEP Energy: 11.11%
  • Rangerville, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 12.50%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.50%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.50%
    • Texpo Energy: 12.50%
    • Veteran Energy: 12.50%
    • Reliant Energy: 12.50%
    • AEP Texas: 12.50%
    • YEP Energy: 12.50%
  • Rio Hondo, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.11%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.11%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 11.11%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.11%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.11%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.11%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.11%
    • AEP Texas: 11.11%
    • YEP Energy: 11.11%
  • San Benito, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.67%
    • Magic Valley Electric Coop: 6.67%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.67%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.67%
    • Veteran Energy: 11.67%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.67%
    • AEP Texas: 11.67%
    • YEP Energy: 11.67%
  • Santa Rosa, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 12.50%
    • Ambit Energy: 12.50%
    • MP2 Energy: 12.50%
    • Texpo Energy: 12.50%
    • Veteran Energy: 12.50%
    • Reliant Energy: 12.50%
    • AEP Texas: 12.50%
    • YEP Energy: 12.50%
  • South Padre Island, Texas:
    • Penstar Power: 11.97%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.97%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.97%
    • Texpo Energy: 11.97%
    • Veteran Energy: 14.09%
    • Reliant Energy: 11.97%
    • AEP Texas: 14.09%
    • YEP Energy: 11.97%

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

FAQ

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

The largest electricity supplier in Cameron County, Texas by total customer count is Brownsville PUB.

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

There are 8 electricity providers offering service in Cameron County, Texas.

How many power plants are in Cameron County, Texas?

Cameron County, Texas is home to 5 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Cameron County, Texas?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Brownsville PUB52,148
2Magic Valley Electric Coop23,028
3Reliant Energy6,953
4Ambit Energy2,192
5Texpo Energy200
6Veteran Energy89
7MP2 Energy76
8Penstar Power16

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-02