Summary of Electricity Activity in Ames, IA

Summary of Ames, IA Generation

Ames, IA is ranked #1,237 out of 5,370 U.S. cities nationwide and #51 out of 164 Iowa cities in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

Annual Generation 81.9 GWh
Annual Consumption 7.0 M MMBtu
Last UpdateMar 2024
Power Plants7
Companies on File6
Power Plants in 50 Mile Radius 63
Power Plants in 100 Mile Radius 219

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Overall National Rank

#1,237 /5,370 U.S. Cities

In Net Annual Generation

Overall State Rank

#51 /164 Iowa Cities

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

466.1 GWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

7.0 M MMBtu

Electric Companies in Ames, IA


Ames, IA
Power Plants


Annual Net Generation From natural gas power

414.7 GWh

National Rank in Terms of natural gas Net Electricity Generation

#491 /1,448 U.S. Cities

State Rank in Terms of natural gas Net Electricity Generation

#4 /37 Iowa Cities

Net Generation by Fuel Source

Net Generation by Fuel Source Breakdown

State RankNational RankGenerationFuel Consumption
All#51 / 164#1237 / 5370466.06 GWh6.97 M MMBtu
Natural Gas#4 / 37#491 / 1448414.68 GWh6.46 M MMBtu
Other Biomass Solids#2 / 3#5 / 1234.46 GWh423.85 k MMBtu
Wind#71 / 88#680 / 79113.32 GWh51.62 k MMBtu
Solar#10 / 15#1997 / 25123.27 GWh11.75 k MMBtu
Distillate Fuel Oil#24 / 79#597 / 1064338.73 MWh19.32 k MMBtu

Monthly Net Generation for Ames, IA

Power Plants in Ames, IA

PlantUtility NameGenerationConsumptionFuel Types
Ames Electric Services Power PlantCity of Ames - (IA)345.3 GWh4.2 M MMBtu Natural Gas : 90.0% Other Biomass Solids : 10.0%
Iowa State UniversityIowa State University91.3 GWh2.5 M MMBtu Natural Gas : 99.5%
Michelangelo Wind 4 LLCMichelangelo Wind 4 LLC13.3 GWh51.6 k MMBtu Wind
NCAH Central Utility PlantNational Centers for Animal Health13.1 GWh203.9 k MMBtu Natural Gas : 99.2% Distillate Fuel Oil : 0.8%
IA - City of Ames - Airport RoadForefront Power, LLC3.3 GWh11.8 k MMBtu Solar
Ames GTCity of Ames - (IA)-189.5 MWh6.1 k MMBtu No Information Available
Ames Diesel Generating StationInterstate Power and Light Co0.0 Wh0 MMBtu No Information Available

Electricity Generation for Neighboring Cities

National RankCityNet Generation# Power Plants
#3042Huxley26.6 GWh2
#3108Jewell Junction24.2 GWh1
#4259Johnston4.8 GWh1
#2288Mitchellville87.3 GWh1
#2479Nevada59.8 GWh6
#647Ogden1.5 TWh3
#5192State Center132.0 MWh1
#3964Story City7.5 GWh2
#931Stratford801.1 GWh1
#786Zearing1.0 TWh2

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