Texas sits very high in the state rankings of electrical consumption in the United States. While deregulation has not helped the excessive use of electricity within the state of Texas, there have been promising signs when it comes to renewable sources of energy that are slowly becoming the cheapest form of production. This has led to Texas becoming the leading producer of wind-powered electricity with over 21,450 MWh since 2014. Its wind turbines have created more energy to use than both of Texas’ nuclear power plants combined.
These promising signs are accompanied with other concerns that Texas needs to address, like that of carbon-dioxide emissions that the state ranks first in. However, energy rates are not too high in renewable energy, and Texas has a competitive electrical market since deregulation. A quick look at the average electricity rates also suggests competition at low prices, like the rates in Tyler, Texas.
Residential Electricity Rates in Tyler
The state average of residential electricity rates in Texas is 10.98 cents/kWh. The rate in Tyler is equal to that of the state average. In calculating monthly costs, this is taken as the figure of reference. When compared to national figures, 10.98 cents/kWh is 7.58% less than the national average of 11.88 cents/kWh of electricity.
The surface area covered by a 1-bedroom apartment would be approximately 750 square feet while the average electrical consumption in the state of Texas is 750 kWh per month. The local rate for residential consumption in Tyler is 10.98 cents per kWh. Simple multiplication of these figures would bring us to a figure of monthly electrical consumption – 10.98 c/kWh X 750 kWh/month. This figure, the cost of powering a 1-bedroom apartment, would come out to be $82.
The relatively larger area of a 2-bedroom apartment would reflect in the square footage as well as the final cost. This average surface area is taken as 1,000 square feet, while the consumption would increase from 750 kWh/month to 880 kWh/month. You then factor in the local costs of 10.98 cents for every kWh in Tyler. Thus, the total cost of powering a 2-bedroom apartment in Tyler would be approximately $97 (10.98 c/kWh X 880 kWh/month).
The surface area of a 2-bedroom apartment is doubled when it comes to a house. This brings the average size of a house in Tyler to 2,000 square feet. Instead of 880 kWh, the average electricity consumed is taken at 1325 kWh per month. When the residential rate of 10.98 cents per kWh is added to the equation, the final cost of powering a house in Tyler comes out to be $145. Once again, the monthly rate might fluctuate a little bit based on weather conditions, but this average can be converted to annual figures.
Commercial Electricity Rates in Tyler
Commercial electricity rates in Tyler also follow similar trends to that of residential rates — they are equal to the state average and also lower than the national average. Electricity for commercial use is available at 8.16 cents per kWh in Tyler. While the national range of commercial rates goes from 6.86 cents per kWh to 34.88 cents per kWh, the relatively stable rate of 8.16 cents per kWh happens to be 19.13% less than the national average of 10.09 cents per kWh. This makes the rate of 8.16 cents pretty cheap when compared to other cities in the United States where rates can be as high as 30 cents per kWh.
Industrial Electricity Rates in Tyler
Industrial electricity rates are the most subsidized between all the sectors in electricity provision. The average industrial electricity rate in Tyler is 5.57 cents per kWh. This average is equal to the state average of industrial electricity rates. With the national average of industrial rates being at 6.67 cents per kWh, the industrial electricity rates in Tyler are 16.49% lesser than the national average — quite a substantial difference. These highly subsidized rates are the reason behind the massive hand that industrial consumption has when you look at sector-based electricity consumption. It is the industrial sector that also needs to adopt renewable sources of energy the most.
Just like this, simple multiplication will help you arrive at the estimated costs, which you can allocate in your monthly expenses. In the larger picture, the average Texan uses about 1,171 kWh of power every month. While this figure might be quite high when viewed against the national average in per capita consumption of electricity, low costs ensure that the monthly spending for this use is not over $130. This is the crux behind the encouragement of industrial development in Texas. This could be a tremendous market to spur renewable energy production if adequate measures are taken to replace coal-generated electricity with renewable sources.