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Colorado Electricity Rates & Consumption

Electricity Rates in CO

^ The average residential electricity rate in Colorado is 11.46¢/kWh, which ranks 21st in the U.S. [1]

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Electricity Consumption in CO

^ Electricity consumption by Colorado residents averages 706 kWh per month, which ranks 38th in the nation.[1]

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Residential Electricity Rates & Consumption in Colorado

Residential electricity bills in Colorado


  • Residential electricity bills in CO [1]
    • The average monthly residential electricity bill in Colorado is $81, which ranks 48th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity bill in Colorado is 24.3% less than the national average monthly bill of $107.
    • Average monthly residential electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $75 to $203.

Residential electricity rates in Colorado


  • Residential electricity rates in CO [1]
    • Residential electricity rates in Colorado average 11.46¢/kWh, which ranks the state 21st in the nation.
    • The average residential electricity rate of 11.46¢/kWh in CO is 3.54% less than the national average residential rate of 11.88¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of residential electricity rates in the U.S. is 8.37¢/kWh to 37.34¢/kWh.

Residential electricity consumption in Colorado


  • Residential electricity consumption in CO [1]
    • Residential electricity consumption in Colorado averages 706 kWh/month, which ranks 38th in the U.S.
    • This average monthly residential electricity consumption in CO is 21.82% less than the national average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month.
    • Monthly residential electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 531 kWh/mo. to 1,254 kWh/mo.

Commercial Electricity Rates & Consumption in Colorado

Commercial electricity bills in Colorado


  • Commercial electricity bills in CO [2]
    • The average monthly commercial electricity bill in Colorado is $449, which ranks 42nd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity bill in Colorado is 28.62% less than the national average monthly bill of $629.
    • Average monthly commercial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $334 to $3,288.

Commercial electricity rates in Colorado


  • Commercial electricity rates in CO [2]
    • Commercial electricity rates in Colorado average 9.39¢/kWh, which ranks the state 25th in the nation.
    • The average commercial electricity rate of 9.39¢/kWh in CO is 6.94% less than the national average commercial rate of 10.09¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of commercial electricity rates in the U.S. is 6.86¢/kWh to 34.88¢/kWh.

Commercial electricity consumption in Colorado


  • Commercial electricity consumption in CO [2]
    • Commercial electricity consumption in Colorado averages 4,778 kWh/month, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly commercial electricity consumption in CO is 23.4% less than the national average consumption of 6,238 kWh/month.
    • Monthly commercial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 3,244 kWh/mo. to 27,352 kWh/mo.

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Industrial Electricity Rates & Consumption in Colorado

Industrial electricity bills in Colorado


  • Industrial electricity bills in CO [3]
    • The average monthly industrial electricity bill in Colorado is $5,571, which ranks 33rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity bill in Colorado is 25.55% less than the national average monthly bill of $7,483.
    • Average monthly industrial electricity bills in the U.S. range from approximately $1,285 to $993,225.

Industrial electricity rates in Colorado


  • Industrial electricity rates in CO [3]
    • Industrial electricity rates in Colorado average 6.95¢/kWh, which ranks the state 20th in the nation.
    • The average industrial electricity rate of 6.95¢/kWh in CO is 4.2% greater than the national average industrial rate of 6.67¢/kWh.
    • The approximate range of industrial electricity rates in the U.S. is 4.13¢/kWh to 30.82¢/kWh.

Industrial electricity consumption in Colorado


  • Industrial electricity consumption in CO [3]
    • Industrial electricity consumption in Colorado averages 80,202 kWh/month, which ranks 33rd in the nation.
    • This average monthly industrial electricity consumption in CO is 28.49% less than the national average consumption of 112,158 kWh/month.
    • Monthly industrial electricity consumption in the U.S. ranges from approximately 18,333 kWh/mo. to 18,198,000 kWh/mo.

Household Income in Colorado

Income Breakdown in Colorado [4]


Income Summary for Colorado


    • Household income: The state of Colorado has a median household income is $62,770, versus $58,522 for the U.S.[4]
    • Compared to the U.S.: Median household income in Colorado is approximately 7 percent greater than the median income for the U.S. as a whole.[4]
    • Poverty level: Approximately 13 percent of households in CO have incomes below the poverty level.[4]
    • Electric bills: The average residential electricity bill in Colorado is about $81/month, ranking 48th in the U.S. and 24.3% less than the national average of $107.[5]

Household Income: Colorado vs. Nation [4]



Additional information about Colorado

About Colorado

The state of Colorado has a population of approximately 5,029,196, ranking 22nd in the nation.[6]

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More about Colorado utilities

For more information about Colorado electricity, or for additional resources regarding electricity & utilities in your state, visit the Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

The world’s largest source for producing electricity is coal. Coal generates nearly half of the electricity in the U.S.

Colorado Cities

References

1. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012)

2. ^ U.S. Department of Energy

3. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

4. ^ United States Census Bureau

5. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau

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