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Location: El Paso, TX

El Paso is located on the Rio Grande in the far western border of Texas. The city population is 649,833 but the region is home to more than 2 million residents. El Paso residents have had an energy choice since 1999 when Senate Bill 7 was passed in Texas. This bill called for the state utilities to restructure and opened the energy market to retail energy providers. Since the bill was passed, over 40% of El Paso residents have switched off their utility to an independent supplier. For more information on the Houston energy market and for electricity rates, see the information below.

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Usage for El Paso, Texas

Monthly average household energy usage in TX compared to the national average.

Solar Score for El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX Solar Score: 95

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for El Paso, TX residents and businesses of 93/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:

  • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
  • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
  • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

Sources for El Paso, TX

Texas produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

  • Texas leads the nation in producing crude oil, natural gas, and overall energy production
  • Texas has 29 oil refineries that can produce over 5 million barrels of crude oil per day
  • TX leads the nation in natural gas production and hold 25% of all the natural gas reserves in the US
  • A rapidly growing wind energy initiative in TX has resulted in in 18,500 mW of installed capacity

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