Electricity Rates in Illinois

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Illinois

  • Population
    see rank
    12,812,508
  • Total Production
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    188,021,780 MWh / 14.67 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    137,658,257 MWh / 10.74 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    23,768,600 MWh / 1.86 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
    see rank
    41,408,251,887 kg / 3,231.86 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
    see rank
    164,260,047 MWh / 12.82 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Illinois

Illinois residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.168/kWh$0.115/kWh$163.96/mo.$68.93/mo.
37th14.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Illinois
11th$107.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Illinois Residents

Illinois Electricity Fuel Mix

Illinois' Electricity Prices and Usage

The Illinois residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 14.47 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 0.04% above the national average rate of 14.46 cents. Illinois ranks as the 37th lowest priced state in the nation using average electricity rate. When shopping for electricity, citizens have many options to compare for their provider due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state generates about 14.67 megawatt hours per capita per year from its power generating plants, which ranks it as the 20th highest producer per capita in the nation. The state consumes 137,658,257 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 9th ranked state for total electricity consumption. On average, citizens of Illinois create 3,231.86 kilograms of CO2 gases from electric use for each resident in the state, which is the 39th highest in the nation. The state is the 6th largest state in the country, with a population of 12,812,508.

Illinois Electricity Plans

There are 6008 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Illinois Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 8.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All Illinois Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 8.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 12.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 9.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 36

Residential

  • Rate 9.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 11.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green 12

Residential

  • Rate 11.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Safe Harbor 12

Residential

  • Rate 13.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 15

Residential

  • Rate 13.24¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 15 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 17

Residential

  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 17 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 15

Residential

  • Rate 13.24¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 15 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 12

Residential

  • Rate 13.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 12

Residential

  • Rate 13.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Residential Electricity Providers in Illinois

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED15.1394.1121,771,3193,294,004,226
Ameren IllinoisBUNDLED12.93124.685,289,338683,695,160
Homefield EnergyENERGY5.4247.424,215,830228,621,100
Dynegy Energy ServicesENERGY6.9452.911,593,169110,555,60025,441,815.81
MC Squared Energy ServicesENERGY6.7155.54823,13155,261,000
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED10.2276.66663,89567,873,8113,806,571
City Water, Light and Power SpringfieldBUNDLED11.75100.63616,20972,426,3001,164,649
Naperville ElectricBUNDLED13.42107.81525,36570,482,800
Constellation EnergyENERGY5.4042.25510,49327,544,1009,272
Eligo EnergyENERGY7.1848.63491,54835,304,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in Illinois

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED12.79390.948,420,5971,077,008,062
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY5.191,595.657,302,904379,299,500
Constellation EnergyENERGY4.34632.983,754,903162,906,8009,272
Ameren IllinoisBUNDLED11.88442.693,037,686360,957,361
Dynegy Energy ServicesENERGY6.367,215.572,717,867172,827,30025,441,815.81
Homefield EnergyENERGY4.913,206.212,600,537127,696,900
City Water, Light and Power SpringfieldBUNDLED13.19937.19977,949129,028,6001,164,649
Naperville ElectricBUNDLED11.17963.66669,46474,783,600
MC Squared Energy ServicesENERGY6.76376.62624,87342,212,000
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED7.94330.89579,51246,004,2603,806,571

Power Plants in Illinois

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Braidwood Generation StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Will County Nuclear 20,158,244
LaSalle Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
LaSalle County Nuclear 19,367,272
Byron Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Ogle County Nuclear 19,094,369
Rock Island County Nuclear 15,195,848
Dresden Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Grundy County Nuclear 15,016,786
Washington County Coal 12,599,265.9111,155,380,052.44885.4
Clinton Power StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
De Witt County Nuclear 8,244,570
Baldwin Energy ComplexDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Randolph County Coal 5,859,620.016,213,027,801.771,060.3112/2025
Kendall County Generation FacilityDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Minooka Natural Gas 5,463,5272,190,345,346.28400.9
Massac County Coal 5,205,975.025,734,144,515.331,101.459/2022

Quick Facts

Of all US States, Illinois is 5th in megawatt hours produced from wind power.

Roughly 87.36% of Illinois' electricity is produced using non-renewable fuel types, making it the 4th worst ranked state for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable sources.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Illinois saw a 12.60% increase during the course of the last 12 months.

Citizens of Illinois use 10.74 megawatt hours per year each, which is 36th in the United States in electricity consumption per capita.

Emitting 41,408,251,886.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions during electricity consumption, Illinois is the 13th worst polluting state in the US based on electricity emissions.

Illinois has accomplished a 29.88% rise in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production during the course of the last 12 months.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County65,73758114.07$99.39/mo
Alexander County5,2405914.15$101.52/mo
Bond County16,7256313.99$99.77/mo
Boone County53,44867215.05$93.68/mo
Brown County6,24458114.07$99.41/mo
Bureau County33,24473614.26$97.67/mo
Calhoun County4,4375814.21$100.70/mo
Carroll County15,7026815.14$95.22/mo
Cass County13,0426014.13$99.96/mo
Champaign County205,86559714.04$99.15/mo
Christian County34,03263314.12$100.07/mo
Clark County15,45561214.05$98.94/mo
Clay County13,28863414.08$99.00/mo
Clinton County36,89961413.98$100.03/mo
Coles County46,86362114.07$99.78/mo
Cook County5,275,541692215.05$93.70/mo
Crawford County18,6796113.89$97.86/mo
Cumberland County10,4506413.89$99.15/mo
De Witt County15,51662314.01$97.88/mo
DeKalb County100,42070715.05$94.18/mo
Douglas County19,74059214.05$100.09/mo
DuPage County932,87768815.05$93.72/mo
Edgar County16,8665814.10$98.60/mo
Edwards County6,2455814.08$99.21/mo
Effingham County34,66865113.89$99.30/mo
Fayette County21,48863314.01$99.18/mo
Ford County13,53471214.15$99.85/mo
Franklin County37,80458114.01$99.53/mo
Fulton County33,6096014.23$99.12/mo
Gallatin County4,9465814.01$99.11/mo
Greene County11,9856014.21$100.82/mo
Grundy County52,53371415.02$94.61/mo
Hamilton County7,99360114.09$102.54/mo
Hancock County17,6206014.11$99.79/mo
Hardin County3,649413.47$158.00/mo
Henderson County6,38759114.07$97.79/mo
Henry County49,28472414.30$97.41/mo
Iroquois County27,07771214.06$100.52/mo
Jackson County52,97458114.04$100.14/mo
Jasper County9,28762113.76$99.04/mo
Jefferson County37,11360114.04$99.56/mo
Jersey County21,5125814.10$98.93/mo
Jo Daviess County22,03568115.18$95.91/mo
Johnson County13,3086214.04$100.12/mo
Kane County516,522701115.05$93.70/mo
Kankakee County107,50270815.05$94.07/mo
Kendall County131,86970114.97$97.93/mo
Knox County49,9676014.11$98.59/mo
LaSalle County109,65874914.61$97.40/mo
Lake County714,34270415.05$94.04/mo
Lawrence County15,2805813.89$97.87/mo
Lee County34,14570915.05$94.39/mo
Livingston County35,81572414.76$97.68/mo
Logan County27,98762414.06$99.72/mo
Macon County103,99863314.05$98.98/mo
Macoupin County44,96763114.08$99.70/mo
Madison County265,85961614.00$99.04/mo
Marion County37,72964114.03$100.39/mo
Marshall County11,74271214.27$97.78/mo
Mason County13,08659114.10$99.74/mo
Massac County14,16964214.13$101.58/mo
McDonough County27,23860414.13$99.28/mo
McHenry County310,22967715.05$93.68/mo
McLean County170,95462714.02$97.76/mo
Menard County12,2976114.10$99.52/mo
Mercer County15,6995814.04$96.61/mo
Monroe County34,96260114.09$99.93/mo
Montgomery County28,2886414.09$99.85/mo
Morgan County32,91563414.18$99.99/mo
Moultrie County14,52665114.10$102.89/mo
Ogle County51,78868815.05$93.67/mo
Peoria County181,83059414.07$97.21/mo
Perry County20,94559214.04$97.78/mo
Piatt County16,67360114.04$97.78/mo
Pike County14,73959214.22$101.08/mo
Pope County3,7636213.99$105.46/mo
Pulaski County5,1935814.12$100.33/mo
Putnam County5,6375814.01$97.72/mo
Randolph County30,16360214.05$100.38/mo
Richland County15,81362113.92$98.26/mo
Rock Island County144,672329.94$70.13/mo
Saline County23,7686114.01$99.30/mo
Sangamon County196,34366614.06$98.26/mo
Schuyler County6,9026014.08$99.39/mo
Scott County4,94958114.21$100.70/mo
Shelby County20,99065114.15$101.43/mo
St. Clair County257,40063214.05$99.10/mo
Stark County5,40058114.01$98.04/mo
Stephenson County44,63067915.05$93.68/mo
Tazewell County131,34359314.05$97.77/mo
Union County17,2445814.11$100.05/mo
Vermilion County74,18858514.04$98.54/mo
Wabash County11,3616113.95$99.52/mo
Warren County16,8355814.10$98.21/mo
Washington County13,76160114.04$100.06/mo
Wayne County16,1796014.16$103.69/mo
White County13,87759114.08$99.21/mo
Whiteside County55,69173715.06$94.31/mo
Will County696,355682115.05$93.69/mo
Williamson County67,15359514.02$99.56/mo
Winnebago County285,35068615.05$93.68/mo
Woodford County38,46771214.25$96.90/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 13th worst ranked state in the country, Illinois releases 41,408,251,886.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the state, which amounts to 3,231.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year from electricity use. Using this calculation Illinois is the 39th highest polluting state in the nation. Nuclear makes up 51.63% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state of Illinois. Adding Nuclear totals to Coal (23.08%) and Natural Gas (12.35%), these three fuel types make up 163,697,068.86 megawatt hours (or 87.06%) of the state's electricity production. Illinois has 265 power plants, which is the 7th most in the United States and 33rd most when considering facilities per capita.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
51.63%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
23.08%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
12.35%
WIND
Wind
Wind
11.76%
SOLAR
Solar
0.63%
OTHER
Other
0.56%

Illinois Net Metering

Illinois has 48 out of 115 electricity suppliers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Illinois has above average state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for companies in Illinois is 2.62%. This includes data from 23 companies, including Commonwealth Edison, MC Squared Energy Services, and City Water, Light and Power Springfield. With a nationwide average of 2.76%, Illinois is ranked as the 17th best state in the US.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster solar panel installs at private residences, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with solar related tax and rebate incentives. Illinois, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who install solar panels. The state offers rebates of over $500 to consumers who wish to install private solar panels at their home. Unfortunately, homeowners in the state are only offered some optional tax exemptions for what they spend on solar installs. Citizens in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Legislation enforced at the state level determines whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuel sources to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by suppliers in the state. These stipulations are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Illinois requires electricity companies to produce between 1-15% of their output from renewable fuel sources. Additionally, low income solar programs are another way a state can encourage renewable fuel sources and the state of Illinois is home to one such program.

Learn about going solar in Illinois, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in Illinois

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Illinois

Where does Illinois get its electricity?

The primary fuel types used for electricity production in Illinois are Nuclear, Coal and Natural Gas, accounting for 51.63%, 23.08% and 12.35% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Illinois?

The Illinois average electric bill is $107 so far in 2022.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Illinois?

The largest electricity company in Illinois by megawatt hours sold is Commonwealth Edison.

What is a good electricity rate in Illinois?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 14.47 cents in Illinois in 2022.

Does Illinois have a deregulated electricity market?

Illinois has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity companies for their electricity needs.

How many electric companies offer service in Illinois?

There are 115 electricity suppliers operating in Illinois.

How many power plants are located in Illinois?

There are 265 active power plants in Illinois.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Illinois?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Allendale, Illinois Electric Utility9.72256
2Rochelle Municipal Utilities10.066,899
3Oglesby, Illinois Electric Utility10.132,313
4MidAmerican Energy10.2285,413
5Norris Electric10.7220,056
6City of Geneva Electric10.8810,329
7Chatham Utilities11.136,701
8Princeton Electric11.224,557
9Casey, Illinois Electric Utility11.511,914
10Breese, Illinois Electric Utility11.692,428

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-10-20