Summary of Electricity Activity in Colorado

Summary of Colorado Generation

Colorado is ranked #29 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

GridInfo.com electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Mar 2024.

Companies on File161
Plants on File316
Total Generation4.82G MMBtu
Total Sales 4.56G kWh
Total Revenue $524.66M

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Overall National Rank

#29 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

62.6 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

461.1 M MMBtu

Electric Companies in Colorado

161

Colorado
Power Plants

316

Natural Gas Rank

#24

Coal Rank

#14

Nuclear Rank

#50

Hydroelectric Rank

#29

Wind Rank

#7

Solar Rank

#9

Monthly Net Generation for Colorado

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential1.54G kWh14.64 cents/kWh$225.98M
Commercial1.71G kWh11.08 cents/kWh$189.21M
Industrial1.30G kWh8.38 cents/kWh$108.73M
Transportation7.62M kWh9.70 cents/kWh$739.36k
Total4.56G kWh11.51 cents/kWh$524.66M

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in Colorado

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#13Bronco Plains Wind, LLCBronco Plains Wind, LLCFlagler, Colorado1.1 TWhAug 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#20Carousel Wind Farm LLCCarousel Wind Farm, LLCBurlington, Colorado692.3 GWhOct 2015Dec 2022 Wind
#24Cedar Creek IIAE Power Services LLCNew Raymer, Colorado610.0 GWhFeb 2011Mar 2024 Wind
#22Cedar Creek WindLeeward Asset Management, LLCGrover, Colorado642.4 GWhOct 2007Mar 2024 Wind
#21Cedar Point WindCedar Point LLCLimon, Colorado674.4 GWhApr 2011Mar 2024 Wind
#4CherokeePublic Service Co of ColoradoDenver, Colorado3.7 TWhMay 1962Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#10Cheyenne Ridge Wind FarmPublic Service Co of ColoradoCheyenne Wells, Colorado2.0 TWhJul 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#1Comanche (CO)Public Service Co of ColoradoPueblo, Colorado7.2 TWhMay 1973Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 98.2% Natural Gas : 1.8%
#2Craig (CO)Tri-State G & T Assn, IncCraig, Colorado5.4 TWhOct 1979Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.7%
#3Fort St VrainPublic Service Co of ColoradoPlatteville, Colorado4.6 TWhApr 1996Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#8Front Range Power PlantCity of Colorado Springs - (CO)Fountain, Colorado2.4 TWhMar 2003Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#18Golden West Power Partners LLCGolden West Power Partners, LLCCalhan, Colorado782.3 GWhSep 2015Mar 2024 Wind
#7HaydenPublic Service Co of ColoradoHayden, Colorado2.6 TWhJun 1965Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 99.8%
#14JM Shafer Generating StationTri-State G & T Assn, IncFt. Lupton, Colorado1.1 TWhMay 1994Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#17Limon III Wind LLCLimonLimon, Colorado812.6 GWhJul 2014Mar 2024 Wind
#19Niyol Wind, LLCNiyol Wind, LLCFleming, Colorado752.8 GWhOct 2021Mar 2024 Wind
#23Northern Colorado Wind LLCNorthern Colorado Wind LLCPeetz, Colorado623.4 GWhJul 2009Dec 2022 Wind
#5PawneePublic Service Co of ColoradoBrush, Colorado2.8 TWhOct 1981Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.3% Natural Gas : 0.7%
#16Peetz Table Wind EnergyFPL Peetz Table Wind EnergyPeetz, Colorado821.2 GWhAug 2007Dec 2022 Wind
#11Pueblo Airport Generating StationBlack Hills Service Company LLCPueblo, Colorado1.6 TWhDec 2011Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#12RawhidePlatte River Power AuthorityWellington, Colorado1.4 TWhMar 1984Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 89.2% Natural Gas : 10.7%
#15Ray D NixonCity of Colorado Springs - (CO)Fountain, Colorado997.8 GWhMar 1980Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.3%
#6Rocky Mountain Energy CenterPublic Service Co of ColoradoKeenesburg, Colorado2.8 TWhApr 2004Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#9Rush Creek WindPublic Service Co of ColoradoMatheson, Colorado2.3 TWhNov 2018Mar 2024 Wind

Electricity Generation by Colorado Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#5Adams County, CO294.6 TWh4.3 TWh0.0 Wh279.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#17Alamosa County, CO9318.8 GWh13.2 GWh0.0 Wh304.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#21Arapahoe County, CO11197.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh174.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#36Baca County, CO410.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh10.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#19Bent County, CO2225.5 GWh0.0 Wh225.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#25Boulder County, CO1186.7 GWh25.5 GWh0.0 Wh22.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#37Chaffee County, CO310.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh8.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#13Cheyenne County, CO12.0 TWh0.0 Wh2.0 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#23Clear Creek County, CO3123.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#39Conejos County, CO27.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh7.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#44Crowley County, CO14.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh4.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#18Denver County, CO14300.5 GWh225.2 GWh0.0 Wh27.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#33Douglas County, CO214.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#24Eagle County, CO3104.3 GWh25.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#4El Paso County, CO184.9 TWh2.6 TWh782.3 GWh388.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#11Elbert County, CO12.3 TWh0.0 Wh2.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#43Fremont County, CO24.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh4.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#26Garfield County, CO1082.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh14.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#32Grand County, CO320.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#22Gunnison County, CO2137.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Huerfano County, CO4523.3 GWh0.0 Wh523.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#46Jackson County, CO12.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#20Jefferson County, CO9213.9 GWh194.3 GWh0.0 Wh6.1 GWh0.0 Wh
#9Kit Carson County, CO72.7 TWh0.0 Wh2.6 TWh91.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#28La Plata County, CO364.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#12Larimer County, CO122.0 TWh154.5 GWh0.0 Wh127.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#27Las Animas County, CO380.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh80.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#8Lincoln County, CO52.7 TWh107.2 GWh2.6 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6Logan County, CO163.5 TWh0.0 Wh3.5 TWh23.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#29Mesa County, CO1247.2 GWh-5.7 GWh0.0 Wh12.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#3Moffat County, CO25.4 TWh16.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#38Montezuma County, CO78.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#16Montrose County, CO10425.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh12.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#7Morgan County, CO93.3 TWh515.1 GWh0.0 Wh2.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#31Ouray County, CO126.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#45Park County, CO13.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#35Pitkin County, CO212.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh12.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#14Prowers County, CO4919.8 GWh0.0 Wh919.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#2Pueblo County, CO1511.2 TWh1.8 TWh2.4 GWh2.4 TWh0.0 Wh
#34Rio Blanco County, CO314.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh9.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#42Rio Grande County, CO14.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh4.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#10Routt County, CO12.6 TWh2.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#40Saguache County, CO26.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh6.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#41San Miguel County, CO16.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#30Summit County, CO235.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#1Weld County, CO4011.4 TWh8.8 TWh2.4 TWh201.6 GWh0.0 Wh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in Colorado

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#12Arizona121.1 TWh202
#26Arkansas67.1 TWh97
#4California228.8 TWh2,227
#44Idaho18.0 TWh190
#5Illinois198.5 TWh470
#21Iowa77.9 TWh334
#28Kansas63.4 TWh193
#30Minnesota59.7 TWh862
#22Missouri72.0 TWh174
#40Montana30.0 TWh95
#36Nebraska42.5 TWh145
#33Nevada46.0 TWh145
#37New Mexico42.2 TWh175
#34North Dakota45.2 TWh71
#18Oklahoma97.7 TWh157
#27Oregon66.4 TWh314
#42South Dakota19.3 TWh59
#1Texas587.8 TWh1,176
#39Utah33.8 TWh173
#32Wyoming46.6 TWh88

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Mar 2024