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Electricity In Kansas

  • Population2,913,314
  • Total Consumption39,417,847 MWh / 13.53 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions16,074,169,601 kg
  • Total Production56,210,753 MWh / 19.29 MWh per capita

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kansas

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.103/kWh$181.87/mo.$80.87/mo.
32nd12.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Kansas
23rd$113.78Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kansas Residents

Energy Profile of Kansas

Kansas's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average electricity rate in Kansas in 2021 is 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.29% less than the national average price of 13.33 cents. Kansas is the 32nd lowest priced state in the US by average electricity rate. Even though there are over 140 electric providers who operate in Kansas, the electricity market is regulated and residents usually have only a few supplier options determined by their location. The state is the 33rd worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 equivalent output, with over 16,074,169,600.55 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity consumption. The national average monthly electricity bill is $120.11, while the Kansas average is $113.78 per month. Kansas is 23rd in the nation for lowest average monthly bill total. Solar power usage for electricity generation in the state has increased by 146.89% within the previous year. Evergy is the largest supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold.

Electricity Providers in Kansas

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Kansas City Board of Public Utilities12.77104.86585,03074,734,0001,184,993.012,489,719,788.34
Midwest Energy 12.29107.96313,28338,516,57261,9321,119,343,677.61
FreeState Electric14.77159.43218,42132,262,000No DataIcon representing missing value.112,039,248.35
Wheatland Electric Cooperative12.98110.37211,03027,394,500No DataIcon representing missing value.314,574,653.01
Victory Electric Cooperative12.41105.35138,99917,243,000No DataIcon representing missing value.288,711,850.7
Prairie Land Electric Cooperative12.19100.83133,86816,312,500No DataIcon representing missing value.211,420,314.26
Southern Pioneer14.41110.04114,61816,512,000No DataIcon representing missing value.333,534,808.69
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative14.48144.41112,79316,331,400No DataIcon representing missing value.75,761,103.83
Empire District Electric11.69127.55107,29612,545,1151,567,79711,699,913.89

Power Plants in Kansas

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Wolf Creek Generating StationKansas Electric Power Cooperative (6.00%)Evergy (94.00%)
Nuclear 9,017,791104,353,078.7411.57No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Jeffrey Energy CenterEvergy (8.00%)Evergy (20.00%)Evergy (72.00%)
Coal 7,381,609.028,394,138,768.261,137.17YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
La CygneEvergy (50.00%)Evergy (50.00%)
Coal 6,764,012.997,031,258,785.971,039.51No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lawrence Energy CenterEvergy (100.00%)
Coal 2,001,5192,158,824,644.031,078.59YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Flat Ridge 2 Wind Energy LLCAEP Resources, Inc (50.00%)
Wind 1,789,55750,937,638.8828.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
HolcombSunflow Electric (100.00%)
Coal 1,780,429.991,855,108,116.171,041.94No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
RivertonEmpire District Electric (100.00%)
Natural Gas 1,480,413564,660,787.42381.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Nearman CreekKansas City Board of Public Utilities (100.00%)
Coal 1,186,680.011,267,242,513.161,067.89No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Diamond Vista Wind Project, LLCEnel Green Power Diamond Vista Wind Project, LLC (100.00%)
Wind 1,141,38832,473,724.6828.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Western Plains Wind FarmEvergy (100.00%)
Wind 1,128,13932,104,274.8928.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Wind turbines produce 8.63 megawatt hours per year per person for Kansas citizens, which is 4th highest in the nation.

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Kansas generates 18,958,516.82 megawatt hours from coal a year. That is 6.51 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Kansas the 10th highest ranked state for electricity production from coal per capita.

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Roughly 18,958,516.82 megawatt hours of electricity in Kansas are created each year using natural gas. This is 6.51 megawatt hours per consumer in the state each year.

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Kansas produces 19.29 megawatt hours per capita each year, making it the 11th largest generator per capita in the United States.

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As the 24th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Kansas produces 10.61 megawatt hours per person each year.

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Natural gas accounts for 5.05% of the electric generation in Kansas, giving it a rank of 41st in the United States for natural gas generation.

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Allen County12,36919 providers213.75$114.39/mo
Anderson County7,85817 providers213.63$114.79/mo
Atchison County16,07320 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.26$118.80/mo
Barber County4,42719 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.27$139.58/mo
Barton County25,77917 providers313.69$105.92/mo
Bourbon County14,53423 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.94$125.33/mo
Brown County9,56420 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.09$113.77/mo
Butler County66,91118 providers514.18$139.36/mo
Chase County2,64813 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.19$133.50/mo
Chautauqua County3,25018 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.79$122.76/mo
Cherokee County19,93924 providers114.07$134.37/mo
Cheyenne County2,65712 providers212.89$96.32/mo
Clark County1,99411 providers413.56$105.79/mo
Clay County8,00214 providers114.81$119.77/mo
Cloud County8,78616 providers114.38$113.96/mo
Coffey County8,17916 providers513.50$121.10/mo
Comanche County1,70011 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.55$116.29/mo
Cowley County34,90821 providers313.45$130.25/mo
Crawford County38,81827 providers214.10$131.02/mo
Decatur County2,82719 providers113.09$94.79/mo
Dickinson County18,46616 providers115.01$122.57/mo
Doniphan County7,60018 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.51$122.26/mo
Douglas County122,25911 providers413.20$123.49/mo
Edwards County2,79813 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.04$108.67/mo
Elk County2,53014 providers113.98$125.12/mo
Ellis County28,5539 providers312.43$99.38/mo
Ellsworth County6,10218 providers115.07$113.02/mo
Finney County36,46714 providers413.23$102.05/mo
Ford County33,61915 providers512.76$99.06/mo
Franklin County25,54415 providers113.22$115.71/mo
Geary County31,67012 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.93$131.90/mo
Gove County2,6369 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.94$100.58/mo
Graham County2,4828 providers113.14$98.09/mo
Grant County7,1508 providers113.59$109.38/mo
Gray County5,98817 providers213.24$102.17/mo
Greeley County1,2326 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.50$103.68/mo
Greenwood County5,98212 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.22$134.02/mo
Hamilton County2,5396 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$107.48/mo
Harper County5,43622 providers113.16$125.79/mo
Harvey County34,42918 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.10$135.35/mo
Haskell County3,96813 providers113.45$113.25/mo
Hodgeman County1,79413 providers113.16$99.00/mo
Jackson County13,17117 providers114.18$127.04/mo
Jefferson County19,04318 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.05$126.29/mo
Jewell County2,87920 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.29$102.10/mo
Johnson County602,40111 providers211.83$104.18/mo
Kearny County3,8388 providers113.36$109.52/mo
Kingman County7,15222 providers114.12$130.24/mo
Kiowa County2,47516 providers213.67$115.38/mo
Labette County19,61826 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.80$122.88/mo
Lane County1,53513 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.26$101.87/mo
Leavenworth County81,75816 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.49$117.35/mo
Lincoln County2,96219 providers315.07$111.46/mo
Linn County9,70312 providers114.08$116.60/mo
Logan County2,7949 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.95$102.55/mo
Lyon County33,19515 providers314.87$131.40/mo
Marion County11,88420 providers114.08$130.87/mo
Marshall County9,70719 providers114.58$116.68/mo
McPherson County28,54226 providers213.58$125.41/mo
Meade County4,03314 providers113.23$108.09/mo
Miami County34,23713 providers413.39$118.29/mo
Mitchell County5,97915 providers113.88$105.07/mo
Montgomery County31,82921 providers214.02$125.00/mo
Morris County5,62012 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.07$128.91/mo
Morton County2,5877 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.03$109.53/mo
Nemaha County10,23118 providers213.58$109.03/mo
Neosho County16,00723 providers513.71$116.59/mo
Ness County2,7507 providers112.27$96.94/mo
Norton County5,36116 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.32$99.93/mo
Osage County15,94913 providers213.24$121.13/mo
Osborne County3,42112 providers113.93$100.02/mo
Ottawa County5,70418 providers115.09$130.82/mo
Pawnee County6,41415 providers113.74$105.78/mo
Phillips County5,23417 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.49$102.30/mo
Pottawatomie County24,38317 providers214.67$133.89/mo
Pratt County9,16419 providers613.60$131.46/mo
Rawlins County2,53020 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.45$97.21/mo
Reno County61,99823 providers213.80$123.79/mo
Republic County4,63620 providers114.98$119.96/mo
Rice County9,53723 providers113.64$119.53/mo
Riley County74,23221 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.88$130.28/mo
Rooks County4,92010 providers113.56$101.29/mo
Rush County3,03613 providers212.89$102.11/mo
Russell County6,85616 providers213.91$106.40/mo
Saline County54,22419 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.04$132.49/mo
Scott County4,8237 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.28$101.95/mo
Sedgwick County516,04219 providers314.30$144.87/mo
Seward County21,42811 providers214.00$116.01/mo
Shawnee County176,87511 providers114.14$131.85/mo
Sheridan County2,5219 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.89$95.53/mo
Sherman County5,9179 providers113.28$97.61/mo
Smith County3,58316 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.89$101.30/mo
Stafford County4,15619 providers213.74$108.02/mo
Stanton County2,0067 providers212.83$108.11/mo
Stevens County5,4858 providers114.14$116.62/mo
Sumner County22,83627 providers413.80$133.64/mo
Thomas County7,7779 providers512.25$98.42/mo
Trego County2,8038 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.94$100.02/mo
Wabaunsee County6,93113 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.68$135.89/mo
Wallace County1,5184 providers112.77$101.54/mo
Washington County5,40621 providers214.51$115.96/mo
Wichita County2,1198 providers113.16$102.83/mo
Wilson County8,52520 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.77$117.30/mo
Woodson County3,13816 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.94$116.86/mo
Wyandotte County165,4297 providers312.32$105.77/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 5,517.49 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent emissions per person are emitted in the state, making them the 19th highest polluter per capita in the country when it comes to pollution from electricity generation. This adds up to total emissions of 16,074,169,600.55 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases, making the state the 33rd highest for total emissions in the country. Power facilities in the state mainly use Wind, which makes up 44.71% (or 25,129,959.98 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the state. Coal and Nuclear are the second and third most used fuel sources, respectively, for electricity generation. Coal makes up 33.73% of electricity production and Nuclear makes up 16.04% of total production in the state. Kansas has 145 power plants, which is the 21st highest amount in the US and 16th most when considering facilities per person in the state.

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Net Metering

About 25.69% of the electricity suppliers in Kansas offer net metering to their consumers. The state has bad net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

There are 108 electricity companies in Kansas that reported energy loss, including Evergy, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, and Midwest Energy . Together, these 108 electricity companies average a yearly energy loss of 3.44% of electricity generated. For comparison, the United States average electricity loss is 2.72%. Kansas has a rank of 25th worst in the United States for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to encouraging solar panel installs at private residences, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Kansas, unfortunately, has no tax credits offered to residents who install solar. The state offers no rebates to citizens who are installing solar panels. Kansas citizens have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the installation of private solar, which is as good as it gets. The state currently does not offer a sales tax exemption for the install of private solar panels, leaving residents left empty handed for this one.

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 Kansas 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 Kansas

Where does Kansas get its electricity?

Wind is the primary fuel type used for electricity production in Kansas, making up 44.71% of production.

What is the average electricity rate in Kansas?

Anything below the Kansas average of 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour is a good rate. The rates in the state range from 7.55 cents to 20.64 cents per kilowatt hour, with McPherson BPU currently having the lowest rates.

How much does electricity cost in Kansas?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Kansas in 2021 is 12.76 cents.