Electricity In Illinois

  • Population12,671,821
  • Total Consumption135,361,111 MWh / 10.68 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption41,383,305,550 kg
  • Total Production180,860,608 MWh / 14.27 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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.143/kWh$0.115/kWh$135.51/mo.$68.93/mo.
33rd13.07¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Illinois
6th$95.93Average residential monthly electricity bill for Illinois Residents

Energy Profile of Illinois

Illinois's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Illinois residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 4.03% less than the US average rate of 13.62 cents. Illinois ranks as the 33rd lowest priced state in the country based on average electric rate. The state has 73 electric providers, and with a deregulated electricity market, consumers likely have many options to choose from when buying electricity. The US average monthly residential power bill is $121.91, while the Illinois average is $95.93 per month. Illinois ranks 6th in the country for best average electricity bill amount. With a population of 12,671,821 citizens, the state is the 6th largest state by population in the country. The state had a rise of 18.44% in the generation of electricity from wind turbines and wind production now makes up 10.06% of the total generation in the state. Power production facilities in the state generate 33.61% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported.

Residential Electricity Providers in Illinois

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Commonwealth EdisonBUNDLED13.3482.0120,228,5332,698,483,205
Ameren IllinoisBUNDLED10.7298.214,802,646515,040,075
Homefield EnergyENERGY5.4247.424,215,830228,621,100
MidAmerican EnergyBUNDLED10.0774.33655,12465,940,9243,941,815
City Water, Light and Power SpringfieldBUNDLED11.75100.63616,20972,426,3001,200,198
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%)
Braceville Nuclear 19,975,9829/2021
Braidwood Generation StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Braceville Nuclear 19,638,596
LaSalle Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
LaSalle County Nuclear 18,508,934
Rock Island County Nuclear 15,736,824
Dresden Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Grundy County Nuclear 15,256,12811/2021
Randolph County Coal 12,802,610.7911,401,636,725.5890.57Yes
Clinton Power StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
De Witt County Nuclear 8,391,747
Baldwin Energy ComplexDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Randolph County Coal 6,959,5677,059,400,994.431,014.3412/2025
Kendall County Generation FacilityDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Minooka Natural Gas 6,032,3362,419,139,217.32401.03
Massac County Coal 5,418,1655,787,649,816.661,068.19Yes9/2022

Quick Facts

Ranking 5th in wind power generation in the US, Illinois has a total yield of 18,198,168.85 megawatt hours from wind power.

The average Illinois citizen uses 10.68 megawatt hours of electricity each year, which ranks the state as the 36th highest state for electricity consumption per capita.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in the state of Illinois is Commonwealth Edison.

With 417,515.26 megawatt hours produced from solar, Illinois is the 27th ranked state for total solar electricity production.

Illinois uses non-renewable fuels to generate 12.76 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 14th highest state for non-renewable production per capita.

There was a 2.29% increase in the use of non-renewable electricity sources during the course of the previous year in Illinois.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County65,435812.39$118.63/mo
Alexander County5,761913.54$121.76/mo
Bond County16,426912.08$115.20/mo
Boone County53,5446113.21$94.43/mo
Brown County6,5788112.39$118.62/mo
Bureau County32,62811612.80$105.13/mo
Calhoun County4,739813.32$127.07/mo
Carroll County14,305613.17$90.28/mo
Cass County12,147912.76$120.91/mo
Champaign County209,6898612.26$124.90/mo
Christian County32,3049212.84$123.33/mo
Clark County15,4419112.34$116.47/mo
Clay County13,18410412.62$123.67/mo
Clinton County37,56210312.26$122.44/mo
Coles County50,621912.43$121.07/mo
Cook County5,150,23362413.14$119.97/mo
Crawford County18,667811.24$108.46/mo
Cumberland County10,76610112.02$106.57/mo
De Witt County15,6389312.16$103.61/mo
DeKalb County104,8979113.01$90.90/mo
Douglas County19,46510212.38$123.71/mo
DuPage County922,9217713.59$99.23/mo
Edgar County17,161812.79$119.68/mo
Edwards County6,395812.49$117.29/mo
Effingham County34,00811112.01$111.95/mo
Fayette County21,3369211.97$116.59/mo
Ford County12,96110312.33$122.68/mo
Franklin County38,469812.02$117.44/mo
Fulton County34,3408113.35$113.15/mo
Gallatin County4,828812.02$117.45/mo
Greene County12,969913.52$119.16/mo
Grundy County51,0549613.08$90.65/mo
Hamilton County8,1169112.35$117.34/mo
Hancock County17,708912.61$118.97/mo
Hardin County3,821812.02$117.45/mo
Henderson County6,6469112.00$108.81/mo
Henry County48,91314412.32$102.36/mo
Iroquois County27,11410212.31$123.64/mo
Jackson County56,7508212.21$120.22/mo
Jasper County9,6109111.27$109.12/mo
Jefferson County37,6849112.22$120.73/mo
Jersey County21,773912.75$124.19/mo
Jo Daviess County21,2356212.76$130.58/mo
Johnson County12,417912.23$119.12/mo
Kane County532,40381213.18$96.32/mo
Kankakee County109,8625613.17$90.28/mo
Kendall County128,9901012.28$94.87/mo
Knox County49,699912.56$109.47/mo
LaSalle County108,66912811.92$92.80/mo
Lake County696,5355613.17$90.28/mo
Lawrence County15,678811.24$108.46/mo
Lee County34,09610812.08$90.16/mo
Livingston County35,64810312.48$100.47/mo
Logan County28,6189412.44$116.61/mo
Macon County104,00910412.66$119.35/mo
Macoupin County44,9261012.54$125.36/mo
Madison County262,96610612.08$115.46/mo
Marion County37,20512112.48$127.84/mo
Marshall County11,43810311.80$98.23/mo
Mason County13,359812.62$119.33/mo
Massac County13,77210212.70$123.08/mo
McDonough County29,6828512.74$115.15/mo
McHenry County307,7746713.21$94.43/mo
McLean County171,5179612.02$111.30/mo
Menard County12,196812.62$119.33/mo
Mercer County15,4371011.31$98.31/mo
Monroe County34,6379112.52$121.25/mo
Montgomery County28,4141112.61$125.89/mo
Morgan County33,65810213.01$125.49/mo
Moultrie County14,50111112.96$108.92/mo
Ogle County50,6436512.13$89.76/mo
Peoria County179,1798311.93$104.25/mo
Perry County20,9168211.79$109.76/mo
Piatt County16,34411112.31$123.77/mo
Pike County15,5618213.32$127.08/mo
Pope County4,177912.13$118.34/mo
Pulaski County5,335913.54$121.76/mo
Putnam County5,739811.86$107.63/mo
Randolph County31,7829312.23$120.28/mo
Richland County15,513911.41$109.69/mo
Rock Island County141,87912410.29$73.05/mo
Saline County23,491812.02$117.45/mo
Sangamon County194,67213512.27$122.75/mo
Schuyler County6,7681012.45$118.11/mo
Scott County4,9518113.32$127.08/mo
Shelby County21,63410213.02$130.40/mo
St. Clair County259,68613212.42$119.43/mo
Stark County5,3428111.57$103.15/mo
Stephenson County44,4987512.96$117.00/mo
Tazewell County131,8039312.06$110.63/mo
Union County16,653812.70$122.94/mo
Vermilion County75,7589512.04$117.26/mo
Wabash County11,5201111.46$110.34/mo
Warren County16,844812.42$111.67/mo
Washington County13,887812.25$121.02/mo
Wayne County16,21510112.49$117.41/mo
White County13,5379112.46$117.30/mo
Whiteside County55,17512613.92$96.05/mo
Will County690,74361613.25$96.12/mo
Williamson County66,5979212.08$118.25/mo
Winnebago County282,5726513.21$94.43/mo
Woodford County38,45910111.87$101.01/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Illinois’s primary fuel type utilized for electricity generation is Nuclear. They generate 53.91% of the total production in the state from this fuel. Totaling Nuclear with Coal (24.18%) and Natural Gas (11.04%), the three fuel types make up 89.12% of the generation in the state. Approximately 3,265.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are released in the state, ranking them as the 38th highest polluter per capita in the country. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the state from electricity consumption is 41,383,305,549.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 12th highest in the US. There are 234 electricity plants in the state of Illinois, which is the 10th most plants in a state in the United States and equates to the 38th highest rate of power plants per capita.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
53.91%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
24.18%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
11.04%
WIND
Wind
Wind
10.06%
SOLAR
Solar
0.23%
OTHER
Other
0.59%

Illinois Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Illinois include Commonwealth Edison, Ameren Illinois, and MidAmerican Energy. At the state level, Illinois has decent laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 21 companies in Illinois that reported energy loss, including Commonwealth Edison, City Water, Light and Power Springfield, and Naperville Electric. Combined, these 21 companies average an annual energy loss of 2.62% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76%, which earns a rank of 35th best in the country for Illinois in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating home installs of solar, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Illinois currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. Residents in the state enjoy rebates for private solar installs of over $500. This is the highest amount we’ve seen in the nation. Unfortunately, residents in the state are only offered some optional tax exemptions for what they spend on solar installation. There is currently no sales tax exemption for consumers who install solar.

State Level Initiatives

Policies drawn up at the state level determine whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuel types to be a percentage of the fuel used for electricity production. These guidelines are known as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). While further enhancements could be made, Illinois requires for 1-15% of electric generation to come from renewable fuel sources. In addition, low income solar programs are another way a state can encourage renewable fuel types and the state of Illinois is home to a program that does exactly that.

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.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Illinois

What is a good electricity rate in Illinois?

The average rate for electricity in Illinois in 2022 is 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What electricity company is the largest provider in Illinois?

By total revenue, Commonwealth Edison is the largest electricity provider in Illinois.

What is the average electric bill in Illinois?

In 2022, Illinois has an average electricity bill of $96.

Where does Illinois get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity generation in Illinois is Nuclear, making up 53.91% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Coal and Natural Gas, which account for 24.18% and 11.04% of total production respectively.

Does Illinois have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that residents in the state can choose from multiple electricity providers to supply their electricity.

How many power plants are located within Illinois?

There are 234 power plants located in Illinois

How many electric companies offer service in Illinois?

There are 73 electricity providers serving customers 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
3MidAmerican Energy10.0785,463
4Oglesby, Illinois Electric Utility10.132,313
5Ameren Illinois10.72502,015
6Norris Electric10.7220,056
7City of Geneva Electric10.8810,329
8Chatham Utilities11.136,701
9Princeton Electric11.224,557
10Casey, Illinois Electric Utility11.511,914

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-21