Electricity in Illinois

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Illinois

  • Population
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    12,812,508
  • Total Production
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    181,859,367 MWh / 14.19 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    136,644,097 MWh / 10.66 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    19,745,995 MWh / 1.54 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    42,197,378,639 kg / 3,293.45 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    162,128,632 MWh / 12.65 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Illinois

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.147/kWh$0.115/kWh$135.51/mo.$68.93/mo.
34th13.52¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Illinois
8th$99.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Illinois Residents

Energy Profile of Illinois

Illinois' Electricity Prices and Usage

Illinois has an average residential electricity rate of 13.52 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.35% less than the national average of 13.99 cents. This ranks Illinois as the 34th lowest priced state in the United States by average electric rate. The state operates a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents may choose from many electricity providers rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their location. The state generates about 14.19 megawatt hours per capita per year from its power generating plants, which ranks it as the 21st highest producer per capita in the nation. The state consumes 136,644,097 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 9th ranked state for total electricity consumption. On average, citizens of Illinois create 3,293.45 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.

Electricity plans in Illinois

There are 20639 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

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  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
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36 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 9.99¢ / kWh
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All Illinois Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
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36 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
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36 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
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36 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 9.99¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 13.19¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 17.59¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 10.39¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 14.09¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 14.09¢ / kWh
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12 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
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12 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 12.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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12 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
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12 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 15.59¢ / kWh
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Residential Electricity Providers in Illinois

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED13.8384.9420,882,0232,888,313,081
Ameren IllinoisBUNDLED11.40105.14,828,814550,709,576
Homefield EnergyENERGY5.4247.424,215,830228,621,100
Reliant EnergyENERGY9.9069.421,196,040118,369,000
City Water, Light and Power SpringfieldBUNDLED11.75100.63616,20972,426,3001,254,429
Naperville ElectricBUNDLED13.42107.81525,36570,482,800
Ambit EnergyENERGY6.8255.24476,04932,458,000
Corn Belt Energy CorporationBUNDLED13.36130.48399,30053,350,000
Southwestern Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.25154.05321,16142,550,100917
SouthEastern Illinois Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.47158313,19242,186,000

Power Plants in Illinois

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Byron Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Ogle County Nuclear 19,969,6529/2021
Braidwood Generation StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Will County Nuclear 19,474,347
LaSalle Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
LaSalle County Nuclear 18,504,745
Rock Island County Nuclear 15,740,328
Dresden Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Grundy County Nuclear 14,956,68011/2021
Washington County Coal 12,685,743.8211,319,470,428.7892.3Yes
Clinton Power StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
De Witt County Nuclear 8,348,706
Baldwin Energy ComplexDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Randolph County Coal 6,885,3397,033,925,220.981,021.5812/2025
Kendall County Generation FacilityDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Minooka Natural Gas 5,966,5612,388,168,572.86400.26
Massac County Coal 5,066,615.995,511,328,743.861,087.77Yes9/2022

Quick Facts

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

Roughly 89.15% 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.

Residents in Illinois experience an average of 0.97 power outages a year, with outages lasting on average 66.92 minutes.

Electricity generation from the use of coal as a fuel source totals 43,513,985.88 megawatt hours, giving Illinois the 7th position in the nationwide rankings.

Illinois produces 19,745,995.04 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel types. This ranks Illinois 10th in the country for total renewable electricity generation.

Illinois ranks 37th in the country for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.04 megawatt hours produced per person.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County65,7371113.98$125.31/mo
Alexander County5,2401214.44$130.75/mo
Bond County16,7251613.63$125.52/mo
Boone County53,448815.46$106.21/mo
Brown County6,2441113.99$125.38/mo
Bureau County33,24415213.83$113.15/mo
Calhoun County4,4371114.71$131.95/mo
Carroll County15,702916.12$114.20/mo
Cass County13,0421314.31$127.53/mo
Champaign County205,86512213.86$126.03/mo
Christian County34,03216114.27$128.39/mo
Clark County15,4551413.93$123.05/mo
Clay County13,2881614.05$122.92/mo
Clinton County36,8991413.61$126.00/mo
Coles County46,86315114.02$127.24/mo
Cook County5,275,54110614.85$124.44/mo
Crawford County18,6791413.10$117.47/mo
Cumberland County10,4501713.37$121.21/mo
De Witt County15,51615213.69$118.00/mo
DeKalb County100,42012115.31$106.15/mo
Douglas County19,74012113.91$129.20/mo
DuPage County932,8779315.40$106.15/mo
Edgar County16,8661114.16$123.02/mo
Edwards County6,2451114.06$124.34/mo
Effingham County34,6681813.28$121.67/mo
Fayette County21,48816113.69$123.87/mo
Ford County13,53413113.97$128.63/mo
Franklin County37,8041113.75$125.00/mo
Fulton County33,6091314.77$122.49/mo
Gallatin County4,9461113.72$124.05/mo
Greene County11,9851314.72$132.13/mo
Grundy County52,53313215.09$109.60/mo
Hamilton County7,9931314.31$127.87/mo
Hancock County17,6201314.22$126.42/mo
Hardin County3,6491213.47$158.00/mo
Henderson County6,3871214.00$119.80/mo
Henry County49,28414214.05$114.08/mo
Iroquois County27,0771313.91$130.56/mo
Jackson County52,97411113.91$127.44/mo
Jasper County9,28715113.21$118.99/mo
Jefferson County37,1131313.88$126.37/mo
Jersey County21,5121114.16$123.05/mo
Jo Daviess County22,035916.32$116.04/mo
Johnson County13,3081513.93$126.67/mo
Kane County516,52211115.40$106.01/mo
Kankakee County107,50210115.39$106.38/mo
Kendall County131,86912114.35$106.92/mo
Knox County49,9671314.21$120.53/mo
LaSalle County109,65816514.14$111.42/mo
Lake County714,3428115.48$106.32/mo
Lawrence County15,2801113.10$117.47/mo
Lee County34,14512115.29$106.33/mo
Livingston County35,81514214.43$113.51/mo
Logan County27,98715313.98$124.57/mo
Macon County103,99816313.93$122.49/mo
Macoupin County44,9671614.06$125.41/mo
Madison County265,85914113.66$123.48/mo
Marion County37,7291813.84$128.84/mo
Marshall County11,74213113.83$114.96/mo
Mason County13,08612114.14$126.08/mo
Massac County14,16917114.32$131.35/mo
McDonough County27,23813114.30$123.92/mo
McHenry County310,2298215.45$106.13/mo
McLean County170,95415413.73$118.46/mo
Menard County12,2971414.16$125.93/mo
Mercer County15,6991113.89$115.68/mo
Monroe County34,9621314.09$127.70/mo
Montgomery County28,2881714.14$126.02/mo
Morgan County32,9151614.55$129.17/mo
Moultrie County14,52618114.31$130.24/mo
Ogle County51,7889215.44$106.36/mo
Peoria County181,83012113.98$116.96/mo
Perry County20,94512113.80$120.06/mo
Piatt County16,6731313.81$120.07/mo
Pike County14,7391214.77$132.65/mo
Pope County3,7631514.15$129.75/mo
Pulaski County5,1931114.27$129.20/mo
Putnam County5,6371113.69$117.82/mo
Randolph County30,16313113.94$128.36/mo
Richland County15,8131513.26$119.08/mo
Rock Island County144,67281
Saline County23,7681413.71$124.59/mo
Sangamon County196,34319213.92$121.27/mo
Schuyler County6,9021314.13$124.48/mo
Scott County4,9491114.71$131.96/mo
Shelby County20,99018114.42$131.56/mo
St. Clair County257,4001613.88$124.49/mo
Stark County5,4001113.68$118.35/mo
Stephenson County44,630815.45$106.14/mo
Tazewell County131,34312113.86$119.18/mo
Union County17,2441114.23$128.74/mo
Vermilion County74,18811113.84$123.70/mo
Wabash County11,3611413.53$121.30/mo
Warren County16,8351114.14$120.77/mo
Washington County13,76113113.87$128.01/mo
Wayne County16,1791314.50$128.31/mo
White County13,8771214.10$124.04/mo
Whiteside County55,6911515.33$106.52/mo
Will County696,3559815.44$106.12/mo
Williamson County67,15312113.77$125.46/mo
Winnebago County285,3509115.47$106.52/mo
Woodford County38,4671313.93$113.90/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 12th worst ranked state in the country, Illinois releases 42,197,378,639.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the state, which amounts to 3,293.45 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 53.33% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state of Illinois. Adding Nuclear totals to Coal (23.93%) and Natural Gas (11.59%), these three fuel types make up 161,585,176.57 megawatt hours (or 88.85%) of the state's electricity production. Illinois has 74 power plants, which is the 5th most in the United States and 37th most when considering facilities per capita.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
53.33%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
23.93%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
11.59%
WIND
Wind
Wind
10.28%
SOLAR
Solar
0.29%
OTHER
Other
0.59%

Illinois Net Metering

Illinois has 47 out of 73 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 21 companies, including Commonwealth Edison, City Water, Light and Power Springfield, and Naperville Electric. 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 Energy 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 53.33%, 23.93% and 11.59% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Illinois?

The Illinois average electric bill is $99 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 13.52 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 73 electricity suppliers operating in Illinois.

How many power plants are located in Illinois?

There are 74 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
4Norris Electric10.7220,056
5City of Geneva Electric10.8810,329
6Chatham Utilities11.136,701
7Princeton Electric11.224,557
8Ameren Illinois11.40502,461
9Casey, Illinois Electric Utility11.511,914
10Breese, Illinois Electric Utility11.692,428

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30