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Electricity In Hawaii
- Total Consumption8,759,887 MWh / 6.19 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions6,417,673,268 kg
- Total Production9,235,463 MWh / 6.52 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hawaii
Hawaii residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.
Energy Profile of Hawaii
Hawaii's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average electricity rate in Hawaii in 2021 is 30.33 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 127.52% more than the United States average price of 13.33 cents. This ranks Hawaii as the 52nd best priced state in the nation by average electricity rate Even though there are over 10 electricity providers operating in the state, consumers often will only have one electricity provider option due to the regulated electricity market that exists. The largest supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold is Hawaiian Electric. The state had a rise of 12.61% in the production of electricity via wind power and wind production now makes up 6.59% of the total production in the state. Consumers in the state have an average monthly power bill of $164.49 per month. The US average monthly bill is $120.11. The state is the 43rd highest polluting state in the United State based on total CO2 equivalent output, with over 6,417,673,267.82 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity consumption.
Electricity Providers in Hawaii
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Kauai Island Utility Cooperative||34.40||171.63||177,636||61,107,261||208,882||572,912,437.21|
|Gay & Robinson Inc||7.00||64.81||100||7,000||33,313||212.41|
Power Plants in Hawaii
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
KaheHawaiian Electric (100.00%)
|Residual Fuel Oil||2,331,960||1,845,653,756.97||791.46||Yes|
AES HawaiiAES Corporation (100.00%)
Kalaeloa Cogen Plant
|Residual Fuel Oil||1,129,376||679,839,816.32||601.96|
WaiauHawaiian Electric (100.00%)
|Residual Fuel Oil||772,168||646,798,906.75||837.64||Yes|
MaalaeaHawaiian Electric (100.00%)
|Distillate Fuel Oil||564,991||395,817,616.2||700.57||Yes|
KeaholeHawaiian Electric (100.00%)
|Distillate Fuel Oil||373,359||272,555,579.73||730.01|
|Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste||355,682||631,962,377.41||1,776.76||Yes|
Hamakua Energy PlantHamakua Energy, LLC (100.00%)
W H HillHawaiian Electric (100.00%)
|Residual Fuel Oil||171,930||172,081,613.13||1,000.88||Yes|
Tesoro HawaiiPAR Petroleum (100.00%)
Solar power production in Hawaii has grown from 372,385.38 megawatt hours to 533,355.97 megawatt hours per year over the course of the previous 12 months.
In Hawaii, 7,511,498.14 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuels. Hawaii is 45th worst in the nation for total electricity production from non-renewable fuels.
As the 40th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Hawaii produces 5.31 megawatt hours per person a year.
Hawaii generates 533,355.97 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 20th in the United States for total megawatt hours produced using solar power.
Hawaii is the 45th largest generator of megawatt hours per capita, with a population of 1,415,872 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 9,235,463.1.
Hawaii is the 49th highest consumer of electricity with consumption totaling over 8,700,000 megawatt hours.
The state of Hawaii’s primary fuel source consumed for electricity production is Residual Fuel Oil. They produce 4,547,936.83 megawatt hours, or 49.24% of the total production in the state, from this fuel. When combined with Distillate Fuel Oil (12.83%) and Coal (12.19%), these three fuel types make up 6,858,930.41 megawatt hours (or 74.27%) state's electricity production. The state has the 43rd highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity production of all of the states in the US, emitting 6,417,673,267.82 kilograms per year. Additionally, the state ranks 30th highest in the country for emissions per resident, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 4,532.66 kilograms of emissions per citizen. Hawaii has 62 power generation plants, which is the 40th highest number of power plants in a state and the 18th highest number of plants per citizen in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Hawaii
Where does Hawaii get its electricity?
The main fuel sources used for electricity production in Hawaii are Residual Fuel Oil, Distillate Fuel Oil and Coal, making up 49.24%, 12.83% and 12.19% respectively.
What is the average electric bill in Hawaii?
In 2021, Hawaii has an average electric bill of $164, while the nationwide average is $120.
How much does electricity cost in Hawaii?
The average electricity cost paid by customers in Hawaii in 2021 is 30.33 cents per kilowatt hour.