Travis County, Texas Electric Profile

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Travis County averages 0.13 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 115th highest in Texas.

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Travis County's ability to generate 74,457 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 6th highest hydroelectric energy generating county out of 254 counties in the state.

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Travis County ranks 42nd out of 254 counties in Texas for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.05 megawatt hours generated per person.

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In the past year, Travis County has had a 1.69% increase in production of electricity from solar sources, up from 60,269 megawatt hours a year to 61,287 megawatt hours each year.

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There was a 0.07% rise in CO2 emissions per capita within the preceding year in Travis County.

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Citizens of Travis County use 671.26% of the total amount of the electricity that the county generates.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    18,220,677 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.3 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,714,408 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    167,698 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,546,710 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.13 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    7,392,964,406 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,803.16 kg

Austin, TX Electric Overview

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Austin's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 10.61 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the inhabitants, this rate is lower than both the state and the United States average rates of 11.91 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the nation, and Austin is in on the action. They produce 2,546,874.16 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas as the fuel source. There is a shortage of 10,941,872.44 megawatt hours in the city because of citizens using 411.81% more electricity than is produced. This leads to the city needing to import additional megawatt hours.

Electricity consumption in Austin has byproducts of 5,579,972,739.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 4th most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 24th worst in the state for emissions per resident, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 5,868.67 kilograms of emissions per resident. About 95.85% of electricity in Austin comes from production using Natural Gas. Combined with Conventional Hydroelectric (2.80%) and Landfill Gas (1.20%), the three fuel types account for 99.86% of the generation. Austin has 11 power producing plants, which is 2nd most in Texas and 86th most in the state when counting plants per resident in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Austin

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.108/kWh$0.106/kWh$122.16/mo.$114.01/mo.
198th10.61¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Austin
472nd$115.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Austin Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Austin, Texas

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Austin EnergyBUNDLED10.5689.852,247,9114,669,760493,052,400
Bartlett ElectricBUNDLED10.91162.93No DataIcon representing missing value.161,87617,665,400
Bluebonnet ElectricBUNDLED10.45128.08No DataIcon representing missing value.1,346,930140,808,400
City of Georgetown UtilitiesBUNDLED14.55125.11No DataIcon representing missing value.260,50137,892,100
Pedernales Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.33124.85No DataIcon representing missing value.4,856,111501,480,300

Zips with electric coverage in Austin, Texas include: 78660, 78613, 78641, 78664, 78745, 78753, 78681, 78741, 78748, 78744, 78758 and 42 other zip code(s).

Pflugerville, TX Electric Overview

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On average, Pflugerville's inhabitants purchase residential electricity for 10.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.21% below the state's average rate of 11.91 cents and 18.71% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. The Texas average monthly residential electricity bill is $134.11, while the Pflugerville average is 16.01% less at $112.64 per month. This is the 266th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state. With 5,892 total residential customers, Austin Energy is the largest vendor in the city.

Pflugerville emits 5,680.98 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the city due to electricity use, which makes it the 36th highest polluting city out of 1749 cities in the state. Total emissions in the city are 350,726,637.39 kilograms, which is the 63rd worst total amount of pollution for any city in Texas. There are no power producing plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pflugerville

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.112/kWh$0.105/kWh$119.71/mo.$105.78/mo.
351st10.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pflugerville
266th$112.64Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pflugerville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pflugerville, Texas

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Austin EnergyBUNDLED10.5689.85No DataIcon representing missing value.4,669,760493,052,400
Bluebonnet ElectricBUNDLED10.45128.08No DataIcon representing missing value.1,346,930140,808,400
Pedernales Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.33124.85No DataIcon representing missing value.4,856,111501,480,300

Zips with electric coverage in Pflugerville, Texas include: 78660, 78664, 78634, 78653

Lakeway, TX Electric Overview

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Lakeway's residents are billed an average residential electricity price of 10.45 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.30% less than Texas's average price of 11.91 cents and 22.33% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Austin Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $114.26 per month, while the nationwide average is $120.24. Consumers in Lakeway have a 14.80% discount compared to the rest of the United States.

Around 5,680.98 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are released in the city due to electricity use, ranking them as the 36th highest polluter in Texas out of 1749 cities. With total emissions of 85,998,669.14 kilograms, the city ranks 191st worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. Because there is no electricity production occurring within the city, Lakeway must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to import all of the megawatt hours they consume each year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lakeway

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.107/kWh$0.104/kWh$122.11/mo.$114.26/mo.
119th10.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lakeway
429th$114.26Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lakeway Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lakeway, Texas

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Austin EnergyBUNDLED10.5689.85No DataIcon representing missing value.4,669,760493,052,400
Bluebonnet ElectricBUNDLED10.45128.08No DataIcon representing missing value.1,346,930140,808,400
Pedernales Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.33124.85No DataIcon representing missing value.4,856,111501,480,300

Zips with electric coverage in Lakeway, Texas include: 78734, 78738, 78669

Energy Production in Travis County, Texas

Power Plants in Travis County, Texas

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Austin TX Natural Gas 1,537,994683,172,756.56444.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Austin TX Natural Gas 682,853448,074,243.26656.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hal C Weaver Power PlantUniversity of Texas at Austin (100.00%)
Austin TX Natural Gas 298,981.1666,430,748.58222.19No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Austin TX Conventional Hydroelectric 59,220No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Travis County TX Solar 57,401No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Austin Gas RecoveryWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Austin TX Landfill Gas 31,95419,381,547.47606.55No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Robert Mueller Energy CenterAustin Energy (100.00%)
Austin TX Natural Gas 27,06416,769,371.57619.62No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Austin TX Conventional Hydroelectric 15,237No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
PowerFin KingsberyPowerFin ASL 1, LLC (100.00%)
Austin TX Solar 3,886No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kingsberry Energy Storage SystemAustin Energy (100.00%)
Austin TX Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -182No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Travis County, Texas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a county. Travis County averages 5,803.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 7,392,964,406.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the county the 6th highest for total emissions in Texas. The county has 10 electricity producing plants, which is 6th highest in the state. When considering electricity generation, Travis County's main fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 2,546,874.16 megawatt hours, or 93.83% of production in the county. Conventional Hydroelectric (2.74%) is also used in electricity generation, as well as Solar (2.26%).

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
93.83%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.74%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
2.26%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
1.18%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%
OTHER
Other
-0.01%

Travis County, Texas Net Metering

Travis County has 3 out of 3 providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Many net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and Texas has highly restricted laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Travis County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 4.86% of electricity produced. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Texas average is 0.99%, resulting in a rank of 1944th best in the nation and a state rank of 141st best out of 3220 and 254 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Travis County:

  • Austin, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 29.63%
    • Oncor Electric: 1.90%
    • MP2 Energy: 1.90%
    • City of Georgetown Utilities: 1.90%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 29.63%
    • Bartlett Electric: 1.90%
    • Austin Energy: 29.35%
    • Ambit Energy: 1.90%
    • Penstar Power: 1.90%
  • Bee Cave, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Briarcliff, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Creedmoor, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Jonestown, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Lago Vista, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Lakeway, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Manor, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 28.32%
    • Oncor Electric: 3.76%
    • MP2 Energy: 3.76%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 28.32%
    • Austin Energy: 28.32%
    • Ambit Energy: 3.76%
    • Penstar Power: 3.76%
  • Mustang Ridge, Texas:
    • AEP Texas: 7.76%
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 22.98%
    • MP2 Energy: 7.76%
    • Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative: 7.76%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 23.00%
    • Austin Energy: 15.21%
    • Ambit Energy: 7.76%
    • Penstar Power: 7.76%
  • Pflugerville, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 18.57%
    • Oncor Electric: 11.07%
    • MP2 Energy: 11.07%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 18.57%
    • Austin Energy: 18.57%
    • Ambit Energy: 11.07%
    • Penstar Power: 11.07%
  • Point Venture, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Rollingwood, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • San Leanna, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Sunset Valley, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • The Hills, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Volente, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%
  • Webberville, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.27%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.45%
    • Austin Energy: 33.27%
  • West Lake Hills, Texas:
    • Pedernales Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
    • Bluebonnet Electric: 33.33%
    • Austin Energy: 33.33%

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

FAQ

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

The largest electricity company in Travis County, Texas by total revenue is Austin Energy.

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

There are 10 active electricity plants located in Travis County, Texas

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

Travis County, Texas is home to 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Travis County, Texas?

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1Austin Energy241,395
2Pedernales Electric Cooperative15,899
3Bluebonnet Electric9,396

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16