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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
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kansas

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

Historical Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 output, with over 16,074,169,600.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption. The national average monthly residential 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.

Residential Electricity Providers in Kansas

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Evergy12.54114.139,454,1951,185,370,54927,171,790.5515,624,905,625.15
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities12.77104.86585,03074,734,0001,184,993.012,489,719,788.34
Midwest Energy12.29107.96313,28338,516,57261,9321,119,343,677.61
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
Butler County Coop13.90175.69102,04514,189,000No DataIcon representing missing value.54,310,579.92

Power Plants in Kansas

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Coffey County Nuclear 9,017,791104,353,078.7411.57No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Jeffrey Energy CenterEvergy (100.00%)
Pottawatomie County Coal 7,381,609.028,394,138,768.261,137.17YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
La Cygne 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%)
Lawrence Coal 2,001,5192,158,824,644.031,078.59YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Flat Ridge 2 Wind Energy LLCBP PLC (50.00%)American Electric Power (50.00%)
Harper County Wind 1,789,55750,937,638.8828.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Finney County Coal 1,780,429.991,855,108,116.171,041.94No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Riverton CDP Natural Gas 1,480,413564,660,787.42381.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kansas City 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 (100.00%)
Marion County Wind 1,141,38832,473,724.6828.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Western Plains Wind FarmEvergy (100.00%)
Spearville 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 County12,3696213.32$111.78/mo
Anderson County7,8583214.12$136.97/mo
Atchison County16,0735No DataIcon representing missing value.14.00$108.47/mo
Barber County4,4276212.29$127.11/mo
Barton County25,7796314.14$112.59/mo
Bourbon County14,5343No DataIcon representing missing value.13.92$128.74/mo
Brown County9,5645No DataIcon representing missing value.14.22$114.79/mo
Butler County66,9114514.61$151.71/mo
Chase County2,6484No DataIcon representing missing value.14.41$130.57/mo
Chautauqua County3,2502No DataIcon representing missing value.15.78$121.16/mo
Cherokee County19,9393115.55$152.53/mo
Cheyenne County2,6573112.95$94.42/mo
Clark County1,9943413.82$101.27/mo
Clay County8,0024114.75$127.48/mo
Cloud County8,7866114.87$126.89/mo
Coffey County8,1793514.12$136.97/mo
Comanche County1,7004No DataIcon representing missing value.15.40$112.48/mo
Cowley County34,9085313.73$137.03/mo
Crawford County38,8185214.56$137.23/mo
Decatur County2,8273No DataIcon representing missing value.13.27$95.67/mo
Dickinson County18,4667115.19$127.70/mo
Doniphan County7,6006No DataIcon representing missing value.14.50$125.39/mo
Douglas County122,2592413.01$123.64/mo
Edwards County2,7983No DataIcon representing missing value.14.47$115.05/mo
Elk County2,5304114.43$124.70/mo
Ellis County28,5532311.91$94.43/mo
Ellsworth County6,1027115.86$117.42/mo
Finney County36,4675411.96$109.14/mo
Ford County33,6192614.42$109.73/mo
Franklin County25,5443113.53$120.23/mo
Geary County31,6704No DataIcon representing missing value.15.03$143.61/mo
Gove County2,6363No DataIcon representing missing value.11.78$95.42/mo
Graham County2,4824No DataIcon representing missing value.12.85$94.92/mo
Grant County7,1502111.10$112.26/mo
Gray County5,9887412.57$102.54/mo
Greeley County1,2322No DataIcon representing missing value.12.74$109.53/mo
Greenwood County5,9823No DataIcon representing missing value.13.93$139.44/mo
Hamilton County2,5393No DataIcon representing missing value.11.97$111.32/mo
Harper County5,4367313.03$122.88/mo
Harvey County34,4295No DataIcon representing missing value.14.19$141.04/mo
Haskell County3,9684113.72$111.90/mo
Hodgeman County1,7944112.76$92.74/mo
Jackson County13,1715114.57$144.11/mo
Jefferson County19,0433No DataIcon representing missing value.13.44$131.91/mo
Jewell County2,8793No DataIcon representing missing value.14.55$108.51/mo
Johnson County602,4012211.52$102.33/mo
Kearny County3,8384No DataIcon representing missing value.12.90$111.54/mo
Kingman County7,1527No DataIcon representing missing value.14.44$143.96/mo
Kiowa County2,4755214.50$103.84/mo
Labette County19,6186No DataIcon representing missing value.13.91$126.34/mo
Lane County1,5353No DataIcon representing missing value.14.66$96.16/mo
Leavenworth County81,7582No DataIcon representing missing value.13.21$127.82/mo
Lincoln County2,9624314.48$100.41/mo
Linn County9,7034114.81$118.15/mo
Logan County2,7943No DataIcon representing missing value.12.37$107.76/mo
Lyon County33,1953314.42$129.58/mo
Marion County11,8845114.50$125.29/mo
Marshall County9,7077114.69$119.04/mo
McPherson County28,5426113.58$123.11/mo
Meade County4,0333114.46$104.43/mo
Miami County34,2372413.55$129.99/mo
Mitchell County5,9794113.77$93.57/mo
Montgomery County31,8295214.40$127.85/mo
Morris County5,6204No DataIcon representing missing value.15.32$130.29/mo
Morton County2,5872No DataIcon representing missing value.12.03$111.92/mo
Nemaha County10,2315212.75$103.22/mo
Neosho County16,0076414.05$125.43/mo
Ness County2,7503No DataIcon representing missing value.11.88$97.87/mo
Norton County5,3613No DataIcon representing missing value.12.96$98.31/mo
Osage County15,9495112.82$119.38/mo
Osborne County3,4215114.22$101.71/mo
Ottawa County5,7045115.29$136.83/mo
Pawnee County6,4142112.48$108.60/mo
Phillips County5,2343113.80$108.33/mo
Pottawatomie County24,3833214.65$144.47/mo
Pratt County9,1644516.03$152.21/mo
Rawlins County2,5303No DataIcon representing missing value.12.64$97.04/mo
Reno County61,9988214.12$126.58/mo
Republic County4,6363114.94$104.12/mo
Rice County9,5375113.75$128.59/mo
Riley County74,2323No DataIcon representing missing value.14.91$137.34/mo
Rooks County4,9205113.33$101.84/mo
Rush County3,0363211.88$97.94/mo
Russell County6,8565213.75$100.34/mo
Saline County54,2244No DataIcon representing missing value.15.11$134.23/mo
Scott County4,8233No DataIcon representing missing value.12.38$107.75/mo
Sedgwick County516,0426314.66$154.20/mo
Seward County21,4284113.73$112.00/mo
Shawnee County176,8752113.28$129.12/mo
Sheridan County2,5213No DataIcon representing missing value.11.96$94.90/mo
Sherman County5,9172112.29$107.56/mo
Smith County3,5833No DataIcon representing missing value.14.39$108.48/mo
Stafford County4,1566No DataIcon representing missing value.13.82$104.99/mo
Stanton County2,0062212.09$105.26/mo
Stevens County5,4852No DataIcon representing missing value.13.65$113.59/mo
Sumner County22,8366313.83$144.65/mo
Thomas County7,7771512.29$107.96/mo
Trego County2,8032111.91$94.43/mo
Wabaunsee County6,9316No DataIcon representing missing value.14.71$134.72/mo
Wallace County1,5183113.04$100.56/mo
Washington County5,4066214.61$119.97/mo
Wichita County2,1192112.68$109.31/mo
Wilson County8,5254No DataIcon representing missing value.12.96$122.30/mo
Woodson County3,1385No DataIcon representing missing value.14.82$125.58/mo
Wyandotte County165,4292212.74$106.03/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 5,517.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are released in the state, making them the 19th worst polluter per capita in the country when it comes to pollution from electricity consumption. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the state from electricity use is 16,074,169,600.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 33rd highest in the nation. Electricity facilities in the state most often use Wind, which accounts for 44.71% (or 25,129,959.98 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the state. Also used is Coal at 33.73% and Nuclear at 16.04%. Kansas has 133 power producing plants, which is the 21st most plants within a state and the 16th highest rate of power plants per person in a state.

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Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
Wind
44.71%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
33.73%
NUCLEAR
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16.04%
NATURAL GAS
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5.05%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.18%
OTHER
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0.29%

Kansas Net Metering

About 25.17% 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?

The primary fuel type used for electricity production in Kansas is Wind, making up 44.71% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Coal makes up 33.73% and Nuclear accounts for 16.04%.

How much does electricity cost in Kansas?

The average electric rate in Kansas is 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently McPherson BPU, at 7.55 cents per kilowatt hour.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Kansas?

The largest electricity provider in Kansas by megawatt hours sold is Evergy.

Does Kansas have a deregulated electricity market?

Kansas has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state usually have only one or two electricity provider choices when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.

How many electric companies offer service in Kansas?

There are 143 electricity suppliers offering service in Kansas.

What is the average electric bill in Kansas?

The Kansas average electricity bill is $114 so far in 2021.

How many power plants are in Kansas?

There are 133 electricity plants in Kansas

What is the cheapest electricity company in Kansas?

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1McPherson BPU7.558,738
2Seneca Electric7.591,271
3Kiowa Electric8.08719
4Savonburg, Kansas Electric Utility8.0857
5Altamont, Kansas Electricity Utility9.20551
6Holton, Kansas Electric Utility9.432,476
7City of Chanute Utilities9.655,597
8Alfalfa Electric9.80952
9Udall, Kansas Electric Utility9.87373
10Burlingame, Kansas Electric Utility9.98665

What electricity companies are in Kansas?

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1Evergy991,881
2Kansas City Board of Public Utilities66,466
3Midwest Energy49,928
4Wheatland Electric Cooperative32,750
5Prairie Land Electric Cooperative24,659
6Victory Electric Cooperative19,749
7FreeState Electric18,310
8Southern Pioneer16,939
9Pioneer Electric Ulysess, Kansas16,605
10Western Cooperative Electric12,260

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14