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Electricity In Kansas
- 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 Electric Rates:
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 $113.78 per month. Kansas is 23rd in the nation for lowest average monthly bill total. Solar power usage for electricity generation in the state has increased by 146.89% within the previous year. Evergy is the largest supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold.
Residential Electricity Providers in Kansas
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Kansas City Board of Public Utilities||12.77||104.86||585,030||74,734,000||1,184,993.01||2,489,719,788.34|
|Wheatland Electric Cooperative||12.98||110.37||211,030||27,394,500||314,574,653.01|
|Victory Electric Cooperative||12.41||105.35||138,999||17,243,000||288,711,850.7|
|Prairie Land Electric Cooperative||12.19||100.83||133,868||16,312,500||211,420,314.26|
|Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative||14.48||144.41||112,793||16,331,400||75,761,103.83|
|Butler County Coop||13.90||175.69||102,045||14,189,000||54,310,579.92|
Power Plants in Kansas
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Jeffrey Energy CenterEvergy (100.00%)
La CygneEvergy (100.00%)
Lawrence Energy CenterEvergy (100.00%)
Flat Ridge 2 Wind Energy LLCBP PLC (50.00%)American Electric Power (50.00%)
HolcombSunflow Electric (100.00%)
|Riverton CDP||Natural Gas||1,480,413||564,660,787.42||381.42|
Nearman CreekKansas City Board of Public Utilities (100.00%)
Diamond Vista Wind Project, LLCEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Western Plains Wind FarmEvergy (100.00%)
Wind turbines produce 8.63 megawatt hours per year per person for Kansas citizens, which is 4th highest in the nation.
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.
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.
Kansas produces 19.29 megawatt hours per capita each year, making it the 11th largest generator per capita in the United States.
As the 24th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Kansas produces 10.61 megawatt hours per person each year.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
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.
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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|4||Savonburg, Kansas Electric Utility||8.08||57|
|5||Altamont, Kansas Electricity Utility||9.20||551|
|6||Holton, Kansas Electric Utility||9.43||2,476|
|7||City of Chanute Utilities||9.65||5,597|
|9||Udall, Kansas Electric Utility||9.87||373|
|10||Burlingame, Kansas Electric Utility||9.98||665|
What electricity companies are in Kansas?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Kansas City Board of Public Utilities||66,466|
|4||Wheatland Electric Cooperative||32,750|
|5||Prairie Land Electric Cooperative||24,659|
|6||Victory Electric Cooperative||19,749|
|9||Pioneer Electric Ulysess, Kansas||16,605|
|10||Western Cooperative Electric||12,260|