Electricity In Iowa
- Total Consumption52,556,786 MWh / 16.66 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption18,983,139,065 kg
- Total Production64,907,726 MWh / 20.57 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Iowa
Iowa residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Iowa
Iowa's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents in Iowa enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electricity rate of 12.72 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average rate of 13.62 cents. This makes Iowa the 27th lowest priced state in the nation using average electricity rate. When shopping for electricity, many citizens are faced with only one or two choices when choosing their provider due to the regulated electricity market that exists in the state. MidAmerican Energy is the largest provider in the state based on megawatt hours sold. On average, residents of Iowa account for 6,016.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electric use for each citizen in the state, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,539.83. Customers in Iowa are faced with 1.1 electrical outages each year with outages lasting on average 104.04 minutes. The US average monthly residential power bill is $121.91, while the Iowa average is $111.54 per month. Iowa ranks 18th in the US for lowest average electricity bill amount.
Residential Electricity Providers in Iowa
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Linn County REC||BUNDLED||11.81||110.25||302,637||35,756,000|
|Eastern Iowa Light & Power||BUNDLED||12.45||143.19||298,379||37,136,400|
|North West Rural Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.12||213.97||259,776||23,686,500|
|Midland Power Coop||BUNDLED||12.17||182.49||205,061||24,953,000|
|Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||12.32||189.23||172,461||21,249,600||75,204|
|Cedar Falls Electric Utility||BUNDLED||9.44||78.71||172,296||16,256,300||207,925.74|
|Maquoketa Valley Electric||BUNDLED||12.11||133.33||139,748||16,923,400|
Power Plants in Iowa
The state of Iowa saw a 9.81% rise in electricity generated by wind turbines around the state.
Iowa is the 33rd highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 8.87 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable fuels a year.
Iowa has seen a 0.03% population drop in the past 12 months.
In the last year, Iowa has seen a 853.52% increase in production of electricity from solar power, up from 21,591.4 megawatt hours a year to 205,879.3 megawatt hours each year.
Iowa experienced a 32.18% rise in CO2 emissions per capita over the course of the preceding 12 months.
As the 33rd highest generator of solar energy in the nation, Iowa produces 205,879.3 megawatt hours.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Black Hawk County||131,228||9||7||11.80||$101.29/mo|
|Buena Vista County||19,620||7||1||13.01||$122.74/mo|
|Cerro Gordo County||42,450||6||5||14.90||$138.55/mo|
|Des Moines County||38,967||5||1||13.37||$112.35/mo|
|Palo Alto County||8,886||6||3||12.35||$126.10/mo|
|Van Buren County||7,044||4||14.24||$121.01/mo|
The state of Iowa’s electricity facilities mainly use Wind, which accounts for 54.90% (or 35,632,443.83 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Coal and Natural Gas are also important fuel sources in the state, with 33.70% and 9.27% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel type, respectively. For every person in the state there are 6,016.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks them 16th worst in the nation for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 18,983,139,065.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the state the 30th highest for total pollution in the nation. Iowa has 269 power plants, which is 8th highest in the country and 5th most when considering power plants per resident.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Iowa
What is the average electric bill in Iowa?
In 2022, Iowa has an average electric bill of $112, and the US average is $122.
What is a good electricity rate in Iowa?
The average price for electricity in Iowa in 2022 is 12.72 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).
Where does Iowa get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity production in Iowa are Wind, Coal and Natural Gas, accounting for 54.90%, 33.70% and 9.27% respectively.
Does Iowa have a deregulated electricity market?
Iowa has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state normally have only one or two electricity supplier options to choose from due to state legislation.
How many electric companies offer service in Iowa?
Iowa is home to 180 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Iowa?
The largest electricity provider in Iowa by total customer count is MidAmerican Energy.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Iowa?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Coggon, Iowa Electric Utility||7.27||363|
|2||Bancroft Municipal Utilities||7.29||613|
|3||Kimballton, Iowa Utility Company||7.85||221|
|4||Denison Municipal Utilities||7.90||3,302|
|5||City of Lehigh, Iowa Electric Utility||7.95||247|
|7||Brooklyn, Iowa Electric Utility||8.08||811|
|8||Stanton, Iowa Electric Utility||8.23||361|
|9||Manilla, Iowa Electric Utility||8.25||475|
|10||Spencer Municipal Utilities||8.37||6,483|
How many power plants are located within Iowa?
Iowa has 269 active power plants generating electricity for the state.
What electricity companies offer service in Iowa?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Linn County REC||31,029|
|5||Eastern Iowa Light & Power||23,781|
|6||Cedar Falls Electric Utility||19,630|
|7||Maquoketa Valley Electric||16,487|
|8||Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative||12,902|
|9||Midland Power Coop||11,996|
|10||Muscatine Water,Electric and Communications||11,524|