Wilbarger County, Texas Electric Profile

Southwestern Public Service Company is the largest provider in Wilbarger County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Wilbarger County produces the 4th highest amount of electricity per capita from natural gas out of 254 counties in Texas, with the fuel accounting for 344.79 megawatt hours a year per person.

Wilbarger County ranks 80th highest county out of 3220 counties in the country for electricity per capita produced from wind power. Producing 2,120,328 megawatt hours from wind and a population of 12,769, this averages out to 166.05 megawatt hours per person per year from wind energy.

Wilbarger County ranks 33rd out of 254 counties in Texas for total generation of electricity from non-renewable fuel sources, with 4,410,932.96 of the county’s 6,531,260.96 megawatt hours coming from those fuel types.

Wilbarger County continues to improve with the lowering of non-renewable fuel usage. The county has achieved a 57.60% curtailment in the burning of these fuels in their power plants throughout the last 12 months.

Electricity generation from the burning of coal as a fuel source totals 4,402,631.57 megawatt hours, giving Wilbarger County the 10th position in the state rankings.


  • Total Consumption

    182,628 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    14.3 MWh


  • Total Production

    6,531,261 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,120,328 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,410,933 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    511.49 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    133,040,969 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    10,419.06 kg

Vernon, TX Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for citizens of Vernon is approximately 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.11% less than the state's average price of 11.91 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 5,680.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 786th worst in Texas out of 1749 in this category. This results in a total pollution amount of 59,701,414.59 kilograms. The city has no electricity generation sources within its borders, resulting in the need to import all of the 150,304.56 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 February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.138/kWh$0.089/kWh$158.11/mo.$60.87/mo.
843rd11.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Vernon
1184th$122.24Average 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 CompanyBUNDLED10.99107.142,527,630277,701,959
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 1,103,626.991,189,473,580.281,077.79Yes9/2020
Electra Wind FarmElectra Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Wilbarger County TX Wind 943,059
Lockett WindfarmLockett Windfarm, LLC (100.00%)
Wilbarger County TX Wind 730,306
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 -3,575

Wilbarger County, Texas Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wilbarger County is the 99th worst ranked county in Texas out of 254 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county emitting 133,040,969.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. More importantly, the county averages 10,419.06 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 29th most in Texas and 31st highest when counting plants per resident. Wilbarger County's fuel of choice is Coal, with 67.41% of electricity generation using this fuel type. Taken together with Wind (32.46%) 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 842nd 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: 2021-11-30