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Electricity In Iowa
- Total Consumption51,012,202 MWh / 16.17 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions16,610,252,421 kg
- Total Production62,279,364 MWh / 19.74 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 12.68 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average rate of 13.33 cents. This makes Iowa the 29th 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 5,264.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electric use for each citizen in the state, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,582.45. Customers in Iowa are faced with 0.95 electrical outages each year with outages lasting on average 91.5 minutes. The US average monthly residential power bill is $120.11, while the Iowa average is $108.81 per month. Iowa ranks 17th in the US for lowest average electricity bill amount.
Residential Electricity Providers in Iowa
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Eastern Iowa Light & Power||12.35||148.53||315,282||38,924,400||193,422,126.42|
|Linn County REC||11.55||106.64||291,778||33,691,000||158,812,361.09|
|North West Rural Electric Cooperative||8.96||223.44||274,954||24,625,000||226,245,251.47|
|Midland Power Coop||12.18||190.44||211,732||25,787,000||153,461,557.42|
|Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative||13.00||211.82||181,991||23,662,300||75,204||373,625,471.92|
|Cedar Falls Electric Utility||9.46||78.52||170,532||16,139,400||169,022.28||425,838,833.79|
|East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative||10.99||160.35||138,913||15,267,000||71,358,158.94|
Power Plants in Iowa
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Walter Scott Jr Energy CenterAtlantic Municipal Utilities (1.28%)Cedar Falls Electric Utility (2.63%)Alta Municipal Utilities (0.07%)New Hampton Electric (0.27%)Spencer Municipal Utilities (0.56%)Sumner, Iowa Electric Utility (0.07%)West Bend Electric (0.07%)Eldridge Electric (0.26%)Lincoln Electric System (6.17%)MidAmerican Energy (69.63%)Montezuma, Indiana Electric Utility (0.20%)Waverly Utilities (0.19%)Central Iowa Power Cooperative (10.55%)Corn Belt Power Cooperative (4.68%)Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (3.37%)
Emery StationAlliant Energy (100.00%)
|Cerro Gordo County||Natural Gas||2,023,204||773,173,446.92||382.15|
Marshalltown Generating StationAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Orient Wind FarmMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
Highland Wind Project (IA)MidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
Beaver Creek WindMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
North EnglishMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
There was a 32.07% rise in power generated by wind in the state of Iowa over the last 12 months from 28,172,787.88 megawatt hours to 37,208,128.52 megawatt hours.
When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Iowa experienced a 1.77% drop within the previous 12 months.
The state of Iowa produces 19.74 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 9th largest producer per capita in the country.
17,428,348.26 megawatt hours are produced from coal in the state of Iowa. With 3,155,070 citizens, this is 5.52 megawatt hours per person.
Iowa has lowered CO2 pollution due to electricity use by -372,788,118.89 kilograms (1.81%) over the course of the past year.
Solar power usage in Iowa has risen by 411.48% year over year, with 101,161.04 megawatt hours being generated from solar in the previous 12 months.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Black Hawk County||131,228||10||6||11.72||$100.81/mo|
|Buena Vista County||19,620||8||1||12.94||$126.56/mo|
|Cerro Gordo County||42,450||7||5||14.37||$135.82/mo|
|Des Moines County||38,967||5||1||13.31||$114.15/mo|
|Palo Alto County||8,886||7||3||12.22||$128.84/mo|
|Van Buren County||7,044||4||14.00||$121.16/mo|
The state of Iowa’s electricity facilities mainly use Wind, which accounts for 59.74% (or 37,208,128.52 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 27.98% and 9.09% of total electricity generation coming from each fuel type, respectively. For every person in the state there are 5,264.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks them 22nd worst in the nation for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 16,610,252,421.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the state the 32nd highest for total pollution in the nation. Iowa has 238 power plants, which is 8th highest in the country and 6th most when considering power plants per resident.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Iowa
What is the average electric bill in Iowa?
In 2021, Iowa has an average electric bill of $109, and the US average is $120.
What is a good electricity rate in Iowa?
The average price for electricity in Iowa in 2021 is 12.68 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 59.74%, 27.98% and 9.09% 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||Bancroft Municipal Utilities||7.28||636|
|2||Kimballton, Iowa Utility Company||7.50||221|
|4||Denison Municipal Utilities||7.90||3,300|
|5||City of Lehigh, Iowa Electric Utility||7.98||285|
|6||Coggon, Iowa Electric Utility||8.05||362|
|7||Spencer Municipal Utilities||8.05||6,384|
|8||Manilla, Iowa Electric Utility||8.20||484|
|9||Alton, Iowa Electric Utility||8.43||584|
|10||Atlantic Municipal Utilities||8.43||4,658|
How many power plants are located within Iowa?
Iowa has 238 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||30,212|
|5||Eastern Iowa Light & Power||23,780|
|6||Cedar Falls Electric Utility||19,525|
|7||Maquoketa Valley Electric||16,353|
|8||Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative||12,828|
|9||Midland Power Coop||11,855|
|10||Muscatine Water,Electric and Communications||11,497|