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Harris County, Texas Electricity Overview

In Harris County, 34,012,239.75 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuels. Harris County is 1st out of 254 counties in the state for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

Harris County is the 3rd most populated county in the country.

Consumers in Harris County deal with an average of 1.01 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting on average 103.4 minutes.

Harris County produces 100.00% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 7.11 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Harris County as the 493rd highest county out of 3230 counties in the nation for non-renewable generation per capita a year.

The largest electricity supplier in Harris County by megawatt hours sold is TXU Energy.

Averaging generation of 7.11 megawatt hours per resident each year, Harris County is 133 out of 254 counties in production per capita in Texas.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    78,033,223 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.32 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    34,012,240 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    34,012,240 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.11 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    27,067,120,426 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,661.5 kg

Electricity plans in Texas

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Recent Energy News in Houston

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Electricity Production from Natural Gas

Electricity Production from All Fuel Types

Electricity Production from Distillate Fuel Oil

Electricity Production from Petroleum Coke

Electricity Production from Residual Fuel Oil

Electricity Production from Waste Heat

Electricity Production from Other Gas

Electricity Emission from Production from All Fuel Types

Electricity Emission from Production from Natural Gas

Electricity Emission from Production from Distillate Fuel Oil

Houston Electricity Production and Emission Data

Average Electricity Production from All Fuel Types for January, 2024

567,525 MWh

  • 37.45% higher than last month
  • 83.4% higher than January last year
  • 920.76% higher than the Texas average
  • 1,931.74% higher than the US average
  • 5th in the state out of 156 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 2 since January last year
  • 42nd in the US out of 2,734 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 15 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 31 since January last year

12 Month Rolling Average Production from All

456,986.31 MWh

  • 2.86% higher than last month
  • 19.85% lower than January last year
  • 782.86% higher than the Texas average
  • 1,668.45% higher than the US average
  • 6th in the state out of 156 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 3 since January last year
  • 51st in the US out of 2,734 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 19 since January last year

Average Electricity Emission from All Fuel Types for January, 2024

190,619,323.44 MWh

  • 87.81% higher than last month
  • 89.87% higher than January last year
  • 704.6% higher than the Texas average
  • 1,339.96% higher than the US average
  • 5th in the state out of 145 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since January last year
  • 57th in the US out of 2,699 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 38 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 38 since January last year

12 Month Rolling Average Emission from All

145,716,090.3 MWh

  • 2.65% higher than last month
  • 25.33% lower than January last year
  • 539.59% higher than the Texas average
  • 1,136.3% higher than the US average
  • 10th in the state out of 145 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 7 since January last year
  • 70th in the US out of 2,699 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 24 since January last year

Average Electricity Production from Natural Gas Fuel Types for January, 2024

529,276.16 MWh

  • 51.2% higher than last month
  • 91.3% higher than January last year
  • 680.2% higher than the Texas average
  • 1,022.68% higher than the US average
  • 5th in the state out of 89 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since January last year
  • 32nd in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 18 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 28 since January last year

12 Month Rolling Average Production from Natural Gas

406,120.03 MWh

  • 2.95% higher than last month
  • 21.4% lower than January last year
  • 520.5% higher than the Texas average
  • 811.34% higher than the US average
  • 6th in the state out of 89 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 3 since January last year
  • 41st in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 18 since January last year

Average Electricity Production from Waste Heat Fuel Types for January, 2024

1,849 MWh

  • 76.64% lower than last month
  • 61.46% lower than January last year
  • The same as the Texas average
  • 58.94% lower than the US average
  • 1st in the state out of 1 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since January last year
  • 4th in the US out of 12 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1 since January last year

12 Month Rolling Average Production from Waste Heat

6,737.77 MWh

  • 4.92% lower than last month
  • 33.85% lower than January last year
  • The same as the Texas average
  • 31.56% higher than the US average
  • 1st in the state out of 1 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since January last year
  • 3rd in the US out of 12 cities
  • The national rank is the same since last month
  • The national rank is the same since January last year

Average Electricity Production from Other Gas Fuel Types for January, 2024

36,399.84 MWh

  • 33.74% lower than last month
  • 30.11% higher than January last year
  • 100% higher than the Texas average
  • 619.69% higher than the US average
  • 1st in the state out of 2 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since January last year
  • 3rd in the US out of 34 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The national rank is the same since January last year

12 Month Rolling Average Production from Other Gas

44,128.51 MWh

  • 3.29% higher than last month
  • 2.21% higher than January last year
  • 93.05% higher than the Texas average
  • 782.11% higher than the US average
  • 1st in the state out of 2 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since January last year
  • 1st in the US out of 34 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since January last year

Average Electricity Emission from Natural Gas Fuel Types for January, 2024

190,619,323.44 MWh

  • 87.81% higher than last month
  • 89.87% higher than January last year
  • 627.79% higher than the Texas average
  • 940.13% higher than the US average
  • 4th in the state out of 89 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 3 since January last year
  • 32nd in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 39 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 35 since January last year

12 Month Rolling Average Emission from Natural Gas

145,716,090.3 MWh

  • 2.65% higher than last month
  • 25.3% lower than January last year
  • 435.45% higher than the Texas average
  • 717.39% higher than the US average
  • 9th in the state out of 89 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 7 since January last year
  • 49th in the US out of 1,066 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 27 since January last year

Houston, TX Electricity Overview

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Residents of Houston are charged an average residential electricity price of 13.20 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.84% less than Texas' average price of 14.32 cents and 17.54% less than the national average of 16.01 cents. The city experiences an average of 1.01 electrical outages per consumer each year. These outages last an average of 103.4 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.27 outages per consumer and 137.24 minutes an outage. The city has encouraged a 6.01% decrease in non-renewable fuel type use in their power plants.

Houston has the highest power producing plants of any city in Texas, with 32 total power plants. Emissions in the city average 5,700.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, making them the 1757th highest polluting city out of 1871 cities in Texas based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution for the city from electricity consumption is 13,135,312,788.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the largest amount in Texas. Houston has around 89.15% of its electricity produced by Natural Gas. Other Gas and Waste Heat make up the next highest amounts at 8.61% (559,632.08 megawatt hours) and 2.21% (143,785 megawatt hours), respectively.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Houston

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.093/kWh$150.91/mo.$107.39/mo.
1527th13.20¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Houston
442nd$150.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Houston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Houston, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
4 Change EnergyBUNDLED14.18176.292,742,120388,937,000
APG&EBUNDLED7.72121.18390,18730,109,500
Alliance PowerBUNDLED9.82135.3785,9528,440,900
Ambit EnergyBUNDLED15.41164.014,789,626737,961,000
AmeriPowerBUNDLED11.348.391,730196,100

Zips with electric coverage in Houston, Texas include: 77494, 77449, 77084, 77433, 77429, 77379, 77083, 77407, 77450, 77095, 77036 and 132 other zip code(s).

Pasadena, TX Electricity Overview

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Residents of Pasadena are charged an average residential electricity price of 13.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.77% less than Texas' average price of 14.32 cents and 17.48% less than the national average of 16.01 cents. CO2 emissions per person went up by 4.26% in the city during the preceding 12 months. Pasadena citizens consume 517202.19% of the electricity generated within the city limits and the city must use electricity produced in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up the difference.

Coming in as the 22nd worst ranked city out of 1871 cities in the state, Pasadena emits 849,676,410.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 5,754.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 73rd worst in Texas for pollution per capita from electricity use. There are 2 power plants in the city, which is the 28th most plants in a city in Texas. For electricity production purposes, Pasadena's top fuel type is Natural Gas, accounting for 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pasadena

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.093/kWh$150.97/mo.$107.43/mo.
1560th13.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pasadena
653rd$150.97Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pasadena Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pasadena, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
4 Change EnergyBUNDLED14.18176.292,742,120388,937,000
APG&EBUNDLED7.72121.18390,18730,109,500
Alliance PowerBUNDLED9.82135.3785,9528,440,900
Ambit EnergyBUNDLED15.41164.014,789,626737,961,000
AmeriPowerBUNDLED11.348.391,730196,100

Zips with electric coverage in Pasadena, Texas include: 77502, 77571, 77506, 77017, 77536, 77504, 77503, 77586, 77505, 77059, 77058 and 1 other zip code(s).

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Atascocita CDP, TX Electricity Overview

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Residents of Atascocita CDP are charged an average residential electricity price of 13.19 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.90% less than Texas' average price of 14.32 cents and 17.60% less than the national average of 16.01 cents. Customers in the city are faced with 1.01 power outages per year, with outages lasting about 103.4 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.27 outages at 137.24 minutes each. TXU Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

Coming in as the 42nd worst ranked city out of 1871 cities in the state, Atascocita CDP emits 619,114,927.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. This total results in 5,752.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, so the city ranks 950th worst in Texas for pollution per capita from electricity use. In Atascocita CDP, there are no electricity producing facilities. The inhabitants must rely on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Atascocita CDP

Atascocita CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.093/kWh$150.85/mo.$107.35/mo.
1494th13.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Atascocita CDP
424th$150.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for Atascocita CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Atascocita CDP, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
4 Change EnergyBUNDLED14.18176.292,742,120388,937,000
APG&EBUNDLED7.72121.18390,18730,109,500
Alliance PowerBUNDLED9.82135.3785,9528,440,900
Ambit EnergyBUNDLED15.41164.014,789,626737,961,000
AmeriPowerBUNDLED11.348.391,730196,100

Zips with electric coverage in Atascocita CDP, Texas include: 77346, 77396, 77044, 77338

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Electricity Production in Harris County, Texas

Power Plants in Harris County, Texas

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Deer Park Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 6,980,5142,408,316,622.18345.01
Channelview Cogeneration PlantAres Management (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 5,128,6461,672,573,238326.12
Pasadena CogenerationPasadena Statutory Trust (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 4,725,1221,781,882,992.96377.11
Channel Energy Center LLCCalpine (100.00%)
Houston TX Natural Gas 4,111,735.99992,693,172.8241.43
Odyssey Energy Altura Cogen, LLC
Channelview CDP TX Natural Gas 3,703,9101,034,326,701.8279.25
ExxonMobil Baytown TurbineExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 2,652,921690,265,445.94260.19
Bayou Cogen PlantAir Liquide (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 2,288,738414,910,310.64181.28
Houston Chemical Complex BattlegroundOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 1,764,298523,632,160.8296.79
Shell Deer ParkDeer Park Refinery Limited Partnership (DPRLP) (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 1,505,389703,035,024.72467.01
ExxonMobil Baytown RefineryExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 1,202,158.99298,136,711.6248
Houston TX Natural Gas 1,014,942577,695,737.64569.19
San Jacinto Steam Electric StationNRG Energy (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 710,450527,900,731.68743.0512/2031
HO Clarke GeneratingHO Clarke Generating, LLC (75.00%)HO Clarke II, LLC (25.00%)
Houston TX Natural Gas 421,910223,526,923.2529.8
Texas PetrochemicalsTPC Group, LLC (100.00%)
Houston TX Natural Gas 231,63647,162,168.76203.6
Houston TX Natural Gas 211,854155,860,460.28735.7
Exelon LaPorte Generating StationLaPorte Power, LLC (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 187,580128,625,186.76685.71
TECO CHP-1Texas Medical Center Central (100.00%)
Houston TX Natural Gas 142,773.2638,787,178.36271.67
Chamon Power LLCPeaker Power, LLC (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 138,92383,637,841.28602.04
Enterprise Products OperatingEnterprise Products Optg LP (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 122,62095,501,420.56778.84
SJRR Power LLCSJRR (100.00%)
Harris County TX Natural Gas 101,12450,277,003497.18

Harris County, Texas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Harris County has the most power producing plants of any county in Texas, with 63 total plants. About 27,067,120,425.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the county because of electricity use per year. This total results in 5,661.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, ranking the county 1148th highest in the United States for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. Harris County's fuel of choice is Natural Gas, with 95.99% of electricity generation using this fuel. Taken together with Other Gas (2.87%) and Purchased Steam (0.71%), these three fuel types account for 33,866,962.29 megawatt hours (or 99.57%) county's electricity production.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
95.99%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
2.87%
PURCHASED STEAM
Purchased Steam
0.71%
WASTE HEAT
Waste Heat
0.42%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%

Harris County, Texas Net Metering

Approximately 2.56% of the electricity providers in Harris County offer net metering to their customers. At the state level, Texas has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 15 electricity providers in Harris County that report energy loss. Together, these 15 companies average a yearly energy loss of 4.66% of electricity generated. The US average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Harris County a rank of 1585th best in the United States out of 3230 counties.

Providers In Each City in Harris County:

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FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Harris County, Texas?

By total customer count, TXU Energy is the largest electricity company in Harris County, Texas.

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

There are 39 electricity companies serving customers in Harris County, Texas.

How many power plants are located in Harris County, Texas?

There are 63 active electricity plants located in Harris County, Texas

What electricity companies offer service in Harris County, Texas?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1TXU Energy14,492
2Reliant Energy13,940
3Entergy Texas6,589
4Ambit Energy3,332
5Discount Power3,133
6Green Mountain Energy3,022
7Direct Energy2,632
8Constellation Energy2,061
9Stream Energy1,806
104 Change Energy1,529

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-03-12