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Electricity In Illinois
- Total Consumption132,982,055 MWh / 10.49 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions38,311,512,181 kg
- Total Production176,551,819 MWh / 13.93 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Illinois
Illinois residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Illinois
Illinois's Electricity Prices and Usage
The Illinois residential electricity rate in 2021 averages 12.83 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.77% less than the US average rate of 13.33 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 $120.11, while the Illinois average is $93.44 per month. Illinois ranks 6th in the country for best average electricity bill amount. With a population of 12,671,821 citizens, the state is the 6th largest state by population in the country. The state had a rise of 17.24% in the generation of electricity from wind turbines and wind production now makes up 9.96% of the total generation in the state. Power production facilities in the state generate 32.76% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported.
Residential Electricity Providers in Illinois
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|City Water, Light and Power Springfield||11.92||107.75||650,230||77,520,500||1,057,087.01||3,742,698,959.26|
|Corn Belt Energy Corporation||13.32||131.13||401,150||53,418,600||187,030,351.29|
|SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative||13.28||164.35||327,457||43,493,000||260,359,549.78|
|Southwestern Electric Cooperative||13.14||156.02||324,959||42,690,400||917||256,591,083.52|
Power Plants in Illinois
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Braidwood Generation StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Byron Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
LaSalle Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
|Rock Island County||Nuclear||15,703,810||231,490,357.4||14.74|
Dresden Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Prairie State Generating StationIndiana Municipal Power Agency (12.64%)Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (15.17%)Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (7.90%)Wabash Valley Power Association (2.65%)American Municipal Power (23.26%)Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (12.33%)Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency (7.60%)Kentucky Municipal Power Agency (7.82%)Prairie Power Inc (8.22%)Lively Grove Energy Partners LLC (2.41%)
Clinton Power StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
|De Witt County||Nuclear||9,351,377||140,645,220.68||15.04|
Kendall County Generation FacilityDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Baldwin Energy ComplexDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Clifty CreekIndiana Kentucky Electric Corporation (100.00%)
Ranking 5th in wind power generation in the US, Illinois has a total yield of 17,583,925.02 megawatt hours from wind power.
The average Illinois citizen uses 10.49 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 164,770.88 megawatt hours produced from solar, Illinois is the 34th ranked state for total solar electricity production.
Illinois uses non-renewable fuels to generate 12.49 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 15th highest state for non-renewable production per capita.
In the past year, there has been a 1.26% decrease in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in Illinois.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|De Witt County||15,638||8||3||10.18||$80.20/mo|
|Jo Daviess County||21,235||5||2||11.16||$118.91/mo|
|Rock Island County||141,879||12||2||8.51||$62.21/mo|
|St. Clair County||259,686||12||2||10.56||$103.00/mo|
The state of Illinois’s primary fuel type utilized for electricity generation is Nuclear. They generate 56.21% of the total production in the state from this fuel. Totaling Nuclear with Coal (21.31%) and Natural Gas (11.83%), the three fuel types make up 89.35% of the generation in the state. Approximately 3,023.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are released in the state, ranking them as the 42nd highest polluter per capita in the country. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the state from electricity consumption is 38,311,512,180.8 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 13th highest in the US. There are 216 electricity plants in the state of Illinois, which is the 10th most plants in a state in the United States and equates to the 40th highest rate of power plants per capita.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Illinois
What is a good electricity rate in Illinois?
The average rate for electricity in Illinois in 2021 is 12.83 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 2021, Illinois has an average electricity bill of $93.
Where does Illinois get its electricity?
The primary fuel used for electricity generation in Illinois is Nuclear, making up 56.21% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Coal and Natural Gas, which account for 21.31% and 11.83% of total production respectively.
What electricity companies are in Illinois?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|5||City Water, Light and Power Springfield||71,383|
|8||Corn Belt Energy Corporation||36,195|
|9||SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative||24,360|
|10||Southwestern Electric Cooperative||23,401|
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 216 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 Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|4||Allendale, Illinois Electric Utility||9.32||259|
|5||Fairfield, Illinois Electric Utility||9.85||3,163|
|7||Newton, Illinois Electric Utility||10.68||1,634|