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Electricity In Kentucky
- Total Consumption72,676,993 MWh / 16.27 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions56,910,173,083 kg
- Total Production68,817,256 MWh / 15.4 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kentucky
Kentucky residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Kentucky
Kentucky's Electricity Prices and Usage
Kentucky has an average residential electricity rate of 10.91 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 18.13% below the nationwide average rate of 13.33 cents. The state has over 60 electricity vendors, but customers are most often stuck with only one or two provider choices due to the fact that Kentucky has a regulated electricity market. Customers in the state are faced with 0.82 power outages on average each year, with outages lasting around 108.3 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes. The state ranks as the 7th highest polluting state in the country based on total CO2 output, with over 56,910,173,082.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity use. Roughly 8.02% of the states’ electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources, ranking them as the 34th highest state for total renewable electricity generation. Kentucky is the 6th highest ranked state in the nation for electricity consumption per capita, with an annual average of 16.27 megawatt hours used per person in the state.
Residential Electricity Providers in Kentucky
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||11.18||104.97||4,209,591||470,756,902||11,663,978.63||9,603,576,146.24|
|Duke Energy Kentucky||9.51||92.25||1,517,231||144,254,708||3,144,533.99||6,965,812,312.64|
|Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation||10.49||138.34||898,327||94,221,000||1,729,217,663.12|
|Blue Grass Energy||10.43||129.52||835,093||87,074,000||1,078,262,197.3|
|Owen Electrictric Cooperative||10.73||123.46||825,069||88,498,000||1,909,147,164.29|
|South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation||10.24||110.99||818,074||83,753,194||1,021,466,437.45|
|Salt River Electric||9.02||115.86||762,415||68,773,000||985,346,563.33|
Power Plants in Kentucky
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
H L SpurlockEast Kentucky Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Mill Creek (KY)Louisville Gas & Electric (100.00%)
|Louisville/Jefferson County metro government||Coal||7,024,656||7,068,437,614.51||1,006.23||Yes|
|Muhlenberg County||Natural Gas||6,713,312||2,393,108,511.92||356.47||Yes|
|Louisville/Jefferson County metro government||Natural Gas||5,201,552||1,876,343,057.96||360.73|
East BendDuke Energy Kentucky (100.00%)
Kentucky had a 14.24% rise over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.
Kentucky has had a 2.61% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in the past year.
By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity supplier in Kentucky is Kentucky Utilities.
There was a 3.59% rise in CO2 emissions per capita in the past year in Kentucky.
Kentucky ranks 46th in the country for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 0.01 megawatt hours produced per person per year.
The state of Kentucky has had a 0.02% population drop over the last year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
Kentucky is home to 51 electricity producing plants, which is the 44th highest number of plants within a state and the 48th highest rate of plants per person in a state. Emissions in the state average 12,738.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, making them the 4th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the state from electricity consumption is 56,910,173,082.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 7th highest in the nation. Kentucky’s primary fuel source consumed for electricity production is Coal. They generate 48,291,147.88 megawatt hours, or 70.17% of the total generation in the state, from this fuel type. Other fuels used include Natural Gas at 21.71% and Conventional Hydroelectric at 7.33% of generation.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Kentucky
Where does Kentucky get its electricity?
Kentucky’s electricity is produced using primarily Coal, which makes up 70.17% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Natural Gas makes up 21.71% and Conventional Hydroelectric accounts for 7.33%.
How much does electricity cost in Kentucky?
The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Kentucky in 2021 is 10.91 cents.
What electricity company is the largest provider in Kentucky?
By total revenue, Kentucky Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in Kentucky.
How many electric companies offer service in Kentucky?
There are 58 electricity companies operating in Kentucky.
What is the average electric bill in Kentucky?
The average electricity bill in the state of Kentucky in 2021 is $121 while the national average is $120.
How many power plants are within Kentucky?
Kentucky has 51 active power plants generating electricity for the state.
Does Kentucky have a deregulated electricity market?
No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens’ electricity company choices are usually determined by their location or state legislation.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Kentucky?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Henderson Municipal Power and Light||8.13||11,920|
|3||Berea Municipal Utilities||8.91||5,305|
|4||Salt River Electric||9.02||52,831|
|7||Corbin City Utilities||9.45||4,135|
|8||Duke Energy Kentucky||9.51||145,906|
|9||Taylor County RECC||9.52||26,705|
|10||Bardwell Cities Utilities||10.00||494|
What power companies offer service in Kentucky?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Louisville Gas & Electric||424,754|
|4||Duke Energy Kentucky||145,906|
|5||Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation||69,870|
|6||South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation||69,006|
|7||Owen Electrictric Cooperative||62,278|
|8||Blue Grass Energy||58,968|
|10||Salt River Electric||52,831|