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Electricity In Indiana

  • Population6,732,219
  • Total Consumption97,484,335 MWh / 14.48 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions71,701,641,212 kg
  • Total Production94,491,084 MWh / 14.04 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Indiana

Indiana residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.142/kWh$0.114/kWh$152.46/mo.$90.12/mo.
35th12.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Indiana
32nd$122.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Indiana Residents

Energy Profile of Indiana

Indiana's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents in Indiana enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the nation, with an average state electricity rate of 12.86 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.33 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only a single electricity supplier choice to choose from when shopping for electricity. The state has increased the amount of electricity generated by hydroelectric power sources by approximately 1.91% during the last year. Residents in the state have an average monthly residential electricity bill of $122.33 per month. The national average bill is $120.11. The state produces around 14.04 megawatt hours per person per year from its power generating plants, which makes it the 22nd highest producer per capita in the country. Selling 26,730,056 megawatt hours each year, Duke Energy Indiana is the largest electricity supplier in the state.

Residential Electricity Providers in Indiana

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Duke Energy Indiana12.26126.029,232,1411,132,126,99720,436,030.2743,728,011,871.06
AES Indiana11.34106.365,084,115576,720,78414,033,550.988,784,687,520.01
Indiana Michigan Power14.59126.564,296,000626,985,9362,304,98322,621,015,487.77
Northern Indiana Public Services Company15.32107.13,511,394538,092,9677,163,434.0323,376,396,593.06
Vectren Energy15.91143.031,403,273223,273,3995,167,953.944,183,650,316.45
Hendricks Power Cooperative11.96150.34489,85358,572,300No DataIcon representing missing value.592,542,397.5
South Central Indiana REMC15.29175.16458,89270,169,000No DataIcon representing missing value.439,764,279.49
Jackson County REMC12.63168.86376,82947,606,000No DataIcon representing missing value.350,907,647.64
Clark County REMC12.78166.83369,51347,237,500No DataIcon representing missing value.366,160,545.18
Southeastern Indiana REMC14.08169.07366,21751,569,200No DataIcon representing missing value.396,393,327.72

Power Plants in Indiana

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Gibson County Coal 11,818,612.9111,856,937,471.551,003.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
AES PetersburgAES Indiana (100.00%)
Pike County Coal 8,256,407.988,309,850,044.781,006.47YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Lawrenceburg Natural Gas 8,070,0683,060,498,624.54379.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
St Joseph Energy CenterSt Joseph Energy Center LLC (100.00%)
New Carlisle Natural Gas 4,892,6951,796,935,531.3367.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Warrick County Coal 4,773,0204,806,590,080.661,007.03No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rockport Coal 4,530,680.014,642,484,404.021,024.68Yes12/2028
Vermillion County Coal 4,518,4474,272,072,142.17945.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Eagle Valley (IN)AES Indiana (100.00%)
Martinsville Natural Gas 4,467,7351,746,974,341.42391.02No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sullivan County Coal 4,244,867.014,212,046,791.38992.27Yes5/2023
Jasper County Coal 3,080,874.023,550,298,717.81,152.37No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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The state of Indiana is the 17th highest generator of electricity in the US, producing 94,491,084.12 megawatt hours.

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Indiana generates 96.93% of their needed electricity and must purchase the remaining 3.07% from neighboring states.

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Indiana is 18th highest in the United States for electricity generation from wind per capita, averaging 1.02 megawatt hours per person produced from wind.

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Indiana produces 8,073,383.69 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable sources. This ranks Indiana 26th in the US for total sustainable electricity generation.

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About 54,077,472.78 megawatt hours of electricity in Indiana are created per year using natural gas. This is 8.03 megawatt hours per resident in the state a year.

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Indiana uses non-renewable fuels to generate 12.84 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 12th highest state for non-renewable production per capita.

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Adams County35,7775113.62$145.54/mo
Allen County379,2995No DataIcon representing missing value.13.82$133.98/mo
Bartholomew County83,7795No DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$145.71/mo
Benton County8,7487514.24$132.16/mo
Blackford County11,7584114.21$137.33/mo
Boone County67,8439No DataIcon representing missing value.11.87$137.62/mo
Brown County15,0925No DataIcon representing missing value.13.29$149.17/mo
Carroll County20,2574112.98$139.11/mo
Cass County37,6898112.87$138.47/mo
Clark County118,3024112.51$146.30/mo
Clay County26,2254213.32$142.31/mo
Clinton County32,3996No DataIcon representing missing value.12.67$135.33/mo
Crawford County10,5774No DataIcon representing missing value.12.32$128.50/mo
Daviess County33,3515112.29$143.35/mo
DeKalb County43,4758112.62$107.34/mo
Dearborn County49,4587111.46$119.29/mo
Decatur County26,5594113.08$147.82/mo
Delaware County114,1356No DataIcon representing missing value.14.22$135.44/mo
Dubois County42,7367111.31$110.09/mo
Elkhart County206,3417315.10$136.51/mo
Fayette County23,1024No DataIcon representing missing value.12.71$140.07/mo
Floyd County78,5224212.05$142.07/mo
Fountain County16,3464No DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$120.19/mo
Franklin County22,7586No DataIcon representing missing value.12.85$143.85/mo
Fulton County19,9745No DataIcon representing missing value.12.92$137.58/mo
Gibson County33,6595212.79$138.37/mo
Grant County65,7696212.45$113.91/mo
Greene County31,9224213.44$144.97/mo
Hamilton County338,0114112.22$125.17/mo
Hancock County78,1687112.18$131.72/mo
Harrison County40,5153No DataIcon representing missing value.11.96$141.21/mo
Hendricks County170,3119211.24$122.78/mo
Henry County47,9727211.77$109.11/mo
Howard County82,5443112.39$128.32/mo
Huntington County36,5207No DataIcon representing missing value.12.46$130.58/mo
Jackson County44,2313112.45$147.44/mo
Jasper County33,5625614.09$127.33/mo
Jay County20,4364313.63$158.66/mo
Jefferson County32,3083No DataIcon representing missing value.12.86$140.10/mo
Jennings County27,7356No DataIcon representing missing value.12.95$147.46/mo
Johnson County158,1678311.82$131.42/mo
Knox County36,5943212.05$137.38/mo
Kosciusko County79,4568No DataIcon representing missing value.13.69$106.09/mo
LaGrange County39,6145114.88$126.89/mo
LaPorte County109,8886214.46$115.01/mo
Lake County485,4933915.30$107.30/mo
Lawrence County45,3706212.64$143.48/mo
Madison County129,5698612.06$119.19/mo
Marion County964,58251911.41$107.89/mo
Marshall County46,2588113.30$103.24/mo
Martin County10,2555213.48$130.87/mo
Miami County35,5166212.68$138.99/mo
Monroe County148,4314No DataIcon representing missing value.13.41$144.55/mo
Montgomery County38,33811611.71$119.44/mo
Morgan County70,4898113.22$145.76/mo
Newton County13,9844114.28$122.52/mo
Noble County47,7448No DataIcon representing missing value.12.53$111.06/mo
Ohio County5,8754No DataIcon representing missing value.12.03$132.76/mo
Orange County19,6464No DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$121.44/mo
Owen County20,7995No DataIcon representing missing value.13.63$148.48/mo
Parke County16,9375No DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$120.67/mo
Perry County19,1698311.85$111.16/mo
Pike County12,3895113.08$137.76/mo
Porter County170,3893514.41$113.65/mo
Posey County25,4275313.84$141.12/mo
Pulaski County12,3536No DataIcon representing missing value.14.28$125.72/mo
Putnam County37,5765No DataIcon representing missing value.12.16$123.85/mo
Randolph County24,6656313.72$148.96/mo
Ripley County28,3244No DataIcon representing missing value.13.16$147.58/mo
Rush County16,5813No DataIcon representing missing value.13.08$147.52/mo
Scott County23,8735112.37$141.52/mo
Shelby County44,7295No DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$146.73/mo
Spencer County20,2774312.75$121.66/mo
St. Joseph County271,8268613.97$119.59/mo
Starke County22,9954No DataIcon representing missing value.14.15$115.97/mo
Steuben County34,5943No DataIcon representing missing value.13.81$104.28/mo
Sullivan County20,6694312.06$137.57/mo
Switzerland County10,7513No DataIcon representing missing value.13.17$147.54/mo
Tippecanoe County195,7325512.99$134.94/mo
Tipton County15,1483111.04$112.70/mo
Union County7,0543No DataIcon representing missing value.12.73$141.99/mo
Vanderburgh County181,4512215.91$143.03/mo
Vermillion County15,4983212.52$132.72/mo
Vigo County107,0384312.22$133.54/mo
Wabash County30,9966112.45$143.53/mo
Warren County8,2656112.60$135.59/mo
Warrick County62,9983215.91$143.03/mo
Washington County28,0365No DataIcon representing missing value.12.46$147.20/mo
Wayne County65,8847612.11$118.21/mo
Wells County28,2965113.56$144.01/mo
White County24,1027913.15$116.42/mo
Whitley County33,9648112.08$113.81/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emitting 71,701,641,211.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the state of Indiana is the 4th worst in the country for total emissions from electricity use. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 5th highest in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 10,650.52 kilograms of emissions citizen. About 57.23% of Indiana’s electricity is produced using Coal. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Natural Gas at 31.50% and Wind at 7.27% of production. Indiana is home to 157 electricity producing plants, which is the 17th highest number of plants in a state and the 30th highest number of plants per capita in a state.

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Indiana Net Metering

Approximately 37.50% of the electric companies in Indiana offer net metering to their consumers. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Indiana is 3.38%. This includes data from 92 providers, including Duke Energy Indiana, AES Indiana, and Northern Indiana Public Services Company. With a United States average of 2.72%, Indiana is the 26th worst state in the United States.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private citizens to install solar panels at their private residence by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. Indiana currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar panels at their place of residence. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to residents who are installing solar. Fortunately, Indiana offers a 100% tax exemption to consumers. at their residence. The state offers a 100% sales tax exemption to residents who install solar panels. This is a win for everyone in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a customer is able to easily purchase electricity plans with renewable fuel sources is at least somewhat determined by statewide legislation. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electricity companies to generate a percentage of their electricity from green fuels. The state of Indiana currently only has limited or voluntary standards set up for electricity producers to follow. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Indiana

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Indiana?

By total megawatt hours sold, Duke Energy Indiana is the largest electricity supplier in Indiana.

Where does Indiana get its electricity?

Indiana’s electricity is generated using mainly Coal, which accounts for 57.23% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Natural Gas and Wind, which make up 31.50% and 7.27% of total generation respectively.

What power companies are in Indiana?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Duke Energy Indiana855,865
2AES Indiana511,721
3Northern Indiana Public Services Company478,944
4Indiana Michigan Power472,172
5Vectren Energy149,242
6Anderson Electric34,351
7South Central Indiana REMC33,852
8Hendricks Power Cooperative33,294
9Northeastern REMC31,317
10Tipmont REMC27,998

How many power plants are located in Indiana?

Indiana is home to 157 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

What is a good electricity rate in Indiana?

The average electric rate in Indiana is 12.86 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Straughn, Indiana Electric Utility, at 7.20 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the average electric bill in Indiana?

The average electricity bill in the state of Indiana in 2021 is $122 while the US average is $120.

Does Indiana have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens’ electricity company options are often determined by their location or state legislation.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Indiana?

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1Straughn, Indiana Electric Utility7.20157
2Ferdinand, Indiana Electric Utility8.28827
3South Whitley, Indiana Electric Utility8.751,000
4Auburn Electric8.867,612
5Bluffton, Indiana Electric Utility8.875,893
6Jasper Municipal Utilities9.347,422
7Cannelton Utilities9.65931
8Rising Sun Utilities9.741,617
9Brookston, Indiana Electric Utility9.77834
10Coatesville, Indiana Electric Utility9.77315

How many electric companies offer service in Indiana?

There are 112 electricity suppliers serving customers in Indiana.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-13