Wilbarger County, Texas Electric Profile

The largest provider in Wilbarger County by megawatt hours sold is Southwestern Public Service Company.

344.79 megawatt hours of electricity per person are produced using coal in Wilbarger County. This is 4th most out of 254 counties in Texas.

Wilbarger County generates 2,144,334 megawatts from wind energy. That is sufficient to rank them 15th in the state out of 254 counties for electricity generation from wind .

Coal use for electricity production in Wilbarger County has recently declined from 10,383,543.52 megawatt hours produced from coal per year down to 4,402,631.57 megawatt hours.

Wilbarger County continues to improve with the reduction of non-renewable fuel type use. The county has seen a 57.60% reduction in the burning of these fuel types in their power facilities.

Wilbarger County is 18th in the state rankings for total megawatt hours produced from sustainable energy, with 2,144,334 megawatt hours generated from sustainable fuel types.


  • Total Consumption

    186,701 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.62 MWh


  • Total Production

    6,555,343 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,144,334 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,411,009 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    513.38 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    135,508,143 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    10,612.28 kg

Vernon, TX Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for citizens of Vernon is approximately 11.41 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.86% less than the state's average price of 11.99 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Southwestern Public Service Company. The city experiences an average of 2.13 electrical outages per consumer each year. These outages last an average of 241.8 minutes. In comparison, the US average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Vernon citizens average 5,754.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 523rd worst in Texas out of 1749 in this category. This results in a total pollution amount of 60,478,022.93 kilograms. The city has no electricity generation sources within its borders, resulting in the need to import all of the 153,656.35 megawatt hours the citizens here consume each year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vernon

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.141/kWh$0.089/kWh$176.88/mo.$60.87/mo.
851st11.41¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Vernon
1212th$123.31Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vernon Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vernon, Texas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Southwest Rural Electric AssociationBUNDLED12.46158.340,580.055,054,896.68
Southwestern Public Service CompanyBUNDLED11.64113.562,536,391295,117,967
Tri-County Electric Cooperative (Texas)BUNDLED9.12138.261,844,714168,228,800

Energy Production in Wilbarger County, Texas

Power Plants in Wilbarger County, Texas

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wilbarger County TX Coal 1,103,626.991,189,473,580.291,077.79Yes9/2020
Electra Wind FarmElectra Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Wilbarger County TX Wind 943,059
Lockett WindfarmLockett Windfarm, LLC (100.00%)
Wilbarger County TX Wind 754,312
Blue Summit Wind LLCNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Wilbarger County TX Wind 446,963
Blue Summit Storage, LLCBlue Summit Storage, LLC (100.00%)
Wilbarger County TX Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -3,499

Wilbarger County, Texas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wilbarger County is the 98th worst ranked county in Texas out of 254 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county emitting 135,508,143.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. More importantly, the county averages 10,612.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which is a better measurement of the county’s emission levels. The county is home to 5 electricity plants, which is 30th most in Texas and 33rd highest when counting plants per resident. Wilbarger County's fuel of choice is Coal, with 67.16% of electricity generation using this fuel type. Taken together with Wind (32.71%) and Distillate Fuel Oil (0.18%), the three fuel types make up 100.05% of the generation in the county.

Distillate Fuel Oil
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source

Wilbarger County, Texas Net Metering

Wilbarger County has 1 out of 4 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state has restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Wilbarger County who report energy loss metrics had an average of 3.70% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The countrywide average is 2.76%, meaning Wilbarger County ranks 840th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.


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

Wilbarger County, Texas is home to 4 electricity providers offering service in the area.

How many power plants are in Wilbarger County, Texas?

There are 5 electricity plants in Wilbarger County, Texas

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

The largest electricity supplier in Wilbarger County, Texas by megawatt hours sold is Southwestern Public Service Company.

What electricity companies offer service in Wilbarger County, Texas?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-21