Kentucky Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Kentucky

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Kentucky

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    64,765,018 MWh / 14.35 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    70,565,306 MWh / 15.64 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,327,642 MWh / 1.18 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    52,665,147,246 kg / 11,671.44 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    59,437,376 MWh / 13.17 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kentucky

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.099/kWh$191.32/mo.$88.03/mo.
12th12.45¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Kentucky
25th$131.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kentucky Residents

Kentucky Electricity Fuel Mix

Kentucky's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Kentucky in 2024 is 12.45 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.24% below the US average rate of 16.01 cents.. Even though there are over 60 electricity companies in Florida, the electricity market is regulated and residents often have only a single electricity company choice determined by their geographic location. The state is the 21st highest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling over 70,500,000 megawatt hours. Consumers in the state have 1.51 power outages on average, with outages lasting an average of 124.89 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.27 outages and 137.24 minutes. The state is the 19th largest producer of electricity per capita, averaging 14.35 megawatt hours generated per capita a year. The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $138.02, while the Kentucky average is $131.91 per month. Kentucky is 25th in the US for lowest average electricity bill total.

Residential Electricity Providers in Kentucky

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED11.93128.465,775,382.75689,016,09917,350,730.84
Louisville Gas & ElectricBUNDLED12.38108.033,998,070.13495,038,61211,668,472.67
Kentucky PowerBUNDLED13.78157.051,792,838.5246,991,044509,951
Duke Energy KentuckyBUNDLED12.27106.261,422,697.58174,589,1602,195,210.01
Blue Grass EnergyBUNDLED12.49154.82875,129109,313,000
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative CorporationBUNDLED11.84144.51862,792102,163,000
Owen Electrictric CooperativeBUNDLED12.86145.56849,522109,240,000
Salt River ElectricBUNDLED11.18139.54780,33987,207,000
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative CorporationBUNDLED13.08127.02744,651.9597,382,001
Jackson EnergyBUNDLED13.91167.11705,96998,170,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in Kentucky

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED11.65554.565,358,633.8624,037,95517,350,730.84
Louisville Gas & ElectricBUNDLED11.24820.364,558,082.91512,180,18411,668,472.67
Duke Energy KentuckyBUNDLED10.451,040.841,690,323.26176,601,6082,195,210.01
Kentucky PowerBUNDLED11.84442.21,374,163.59162,743,420509,951
Bowling Green Municipal UtilitiesBUNDLED11.04781.6451,70149,888,000
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative CorporationBUNDLED12.80310.79432,18455,304,000
Jackson Purchase EnergyBUNDLED10.26624.54356,15436,528,300
Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation (Kentucky)BUNDLED10.42553.84355,83437,085,000
Pennyrile ElectricBUNDLED13.20504.45310,03140,937,000
Paducah PowerBUNDLED14.621,007.15309,65745,273,30072,034

Power Plants in Kentucky

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Carroll County Coal 9,952,610.9410,076,781,293.611,012.48
Maysville Coal 7,779,881.027,258,668,346.82933.01
Louisville/Jefferson County metro government Coal 7,630,4687,300,365,329.22956.74
Trimble County Coal 7,476,453.016,766,913,233.34905.1
Muhlenberg County Natural Gas 6,934,1892,476,631,478.3357.16
McCracken County Coal 4,869,503.995,587,595,768.421,147.47
Louisville/Jefferson County metro government Natural Gas 4,811,6841,743,243,268.34362.29
Ohio County Coal 2,948,954.993,000,165,473.871,017.37
Rabbit Hash CDP Coal 2,184,422.012,246,429,457.941,028.39
Livingston County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,156,830

Quick Facts

Kentucky's ability to provide 4,661,732.45 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 11th highest hydroelectric energy producer in the United States.

Kentucky generates about 9.83 megawatt hours of electricity using natural gas per person living in the state. This is the 5th highest average in the United States.

Kentucky released 52,665,147,246.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity production, which is the 5th highest of any state in the United States.

Over the course of the preceding 12 months, the state of Kentucky has seen a -2,905,587,374.78 kilogram (5.43%) decrease in CO2 pollution on account of electricity consumption.

As the 12th highest state for non-renewable production per capita, Kentucky generates 13.17 megawatt hours per person pear year.

Over the course of the preceding year, Kentucky had a 5.49% drop in CO2 emissions per capita.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adair County18,832711.98$126.81/mo
Allen County20,604112.45$148.63/mo
Anderson County23,646412.44$152.44/mo
Ballard County7,814314.53$170.94/mo
Barren County44,2777112.69$141.43/mo
Bath County12,680512.87$138.26/mo
Bell County24,674412.02$130.48/mo
Boone County139,0934212.65$131.46/mo
Bourbon County20,2816112.44$141.03/mo
Boyd County48,447213.78$157.05/mo
Boyle County30,469413.55$151.26/mo
Bracken County8,3945112.32$140.68/mo
Breathitt County13,652414.00$151.48/mo
Breckinridge County20,345114.30$146.83/mo
Bullitt County83,836511.48$131.57/mo
Butler County12,413211.96$145.19/mo
Caldwell County12,641513.26$149.24/mo
Calloway County37,291213.31$160.56/mo
Campbell County93,300612.51$124.89/mo
Carlisle County4,821913.45$158.90/mo
Carroll County10,8085112.68$146.97/mo
Carter County26,820515.13$160.46/mo
Casey County15,863613.00$138.73/mo
Christian County73,037412.80$148.76/mo
Clark County36,7164213.09$143.08/mo
Clay County20,484613.80$164.82/mo
Clinton County9,372313.04$128.16/mo
Crittenden County8,997314.01$161.65/mo
Cumberland County6,023212.45$148.63/mo
Daviess County103,222214.18$162.37/mo
Edmonson County12,165511.87$142.98/mo
Elliott County7,414416.27$163.35/mo
Estill County14,1575213.77$164.04/mo
Fayette County320,3475112.01$131.13/mo
Fleming County14,996412.63$133.73/mo
Floyd County36,127413.74$158.31/mo
Franklin County51,319511.81$134.67/mo
Fulton County6,507513.25$150.57/mo
Gallatin County8,694412.76$143.70/mo
Garrard County17,0185213.98$157.45/mo
Grant County24,9186112.76$142.24/mo
Graves County36,796413.59$163.49/mo
Grayson County26,351712.10$144.51/mo
Green County11,141611.93$127.23/mo
Greenup County35,9964115.51$161.41/mo
Hancock County9,0501114.25$165.48/mo
Hardin County111,8625112.92$149.16/mo
Harlan County26,921512.14$133.22/mo
Harrison County18,690412.42$151.47/mo
Hart County19,194512.66$140.50/mo
Henderson County45,102413.89$160.12/mo
Henry County15,691512.81$155.97/mo
Hickman County4,529713.14$150.95/mo
Hopkins County45,432412.93$143.52/mo
Jackson County13,029213.91$167.11/mo
Jefferson County773,3992412.38$108.03/mo
Jessamine County53,016512.34$148.57/mo
Johnson County22,794413.72$159.22/mo
Kenton County170,3134312.50$121.23/mo
Knott County14,506413.76$157.56/mo
Knox County30,367512.57$143.28/mo
Larue County14,768513.12$154.86/mo
Laurel County62,0905113.69$162.98/mo
Lawrence County16,2745214.21$158.40/mo
Lee County7,263513.89$162.56/mo
Leslie County10,622513.61$156.00/mo
Letcher County21,784413.55$154.98/mo
Lewis County13,103713.04$137.60/mo
Lincoln County24,314513.78$151.49/mo
Livingston County8,9893215.18$181.56/mo
Logan County27,319312.63$148.53/mo
Lyon County8,7004113.04$150.13/mo
Madison County95,187712.45$144.68/mo
Magoffin County11,818414.33$143.38/mo
Marion County19,556613.85$156.15/mo
Marshall County31,6623213.62$164.61/mo
Martin County11,394413.77$157.33/mo
Mason County17,1034112.41$132.07/mo
McCracken County67,4909215.08$172.12/mo
McCreary County17,044513.00$129.76/mo
McLean County9,182313.87$159.52/mo
Meade County29,735314.09$142.63/mo
Menifee County6,149313.62$147.47/mo
Mercer County22,4705212.75$149.68/mo
Metcalfe County10,275412.64$143.12/mo
Monroe County11,269112.45$148.63/mo
Montgomery County28,084413.14$143.69/mo
Morgan County13,772414.43$140.89/mo
Muhlenberg County31,0113112.28$136.86/mo
Nelson County46,440611.51$139.88/mo
Nicholas County7,517512.49$144.18/mo
Ohio County23,8615113.11$152.19/mo
Oldham County69,4315112.33$112.82/mo
Owen County11,160412.70$142.65/mo
Owsley County4,094413.90$166.99/mo
Pendleton County14,6258112.61$147.61/mo
Perry County28,421213.78$157.05/mo
Pike County58,914213.78$157.05/mo
Powell County13,050313.52$148.79/mo
Pulaski County65,7954113.04$127.07/mo
Robertson County2,196512.55$138.26/mo
Rockcastle County16,167513.71$162.27/mo
Rowan County24,6548114.06$147.98/mo
Russell County17,9095113.02$127.05/mo
Scott County56,2675112.26$138.43/mo
Shelby County47,5235112.74$153.57/mo
Simpson County19,324411.91$144.28/mo
Spencer County19,256511.40$140.19/mo
Taylor County25,9486111.96$127.39/mo
Todd County12,206212.85$150.37/mo
Trigg County14,067212.85$150.37/mo
Trimble County8,5024112.91$158.73/mo
Union County13,786313.73$157.22/mo
Warren County139,843211.84$142.76/mo
Washington County11,957611.52$140.99/mo
Wayne County19,743213.08$127.02/mo
Webster County12,9944213.98$161.20/mo
Whitley County36,5786112.63$144.82/mo
Wolfe County6,666214.47$140.07/mo
Woodford County26,758512.01$133.30/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Kentucky, Coal makes up 68.48% of the fuel types used for electricity generation. Totaling Coal with Natural Gas (23.16%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (7.20%), these three fuel types account for 64,008,780.3 megawatt hours (or 98.83%) electricity generation in the state. Emissions in the state average 11,671.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, making them the 4th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita. At 11,671.44 kilograms per person and 4,512,310 people in the state, the state emits 52,665,147,246.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. Kentucky has 51 power producing plants, which is the 47th most in the country and 51st most when counting facilities per resident in the state.

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Kentucky Net Metering

Of the 58 electric providers in Kentucky, 50.00% of them report that they offer net metering. Regulations put in place at the state level are restricted for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Kentucky is 3.69%. This includes data from 42 companies, including Kentucky Utilities, Louisville Gas & Electric, and Duke Energy Kentucky. The United States average is 2.87%, resulting in Kentucky receiving a rank of 35th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster personal solar, all a state needs to do is enact tax and rebate incentives. Kentucky currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install private solar panels at their place of residence. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to residents who are considering purchasing solar panels. The state of Kentucky offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who install solar panels, making it less attractive for consumers to do so. Homeowners in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing private solar.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily purchase electricity options with renewable sources is somewhat determined by initiatives at the state level. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electric suppliers who do business in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be generated from renewable fuels. Kentucky, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to help low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Kentucky, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Kentucky

How much does electricity cost in Kentucky?

The average electricity cost paid by customers in Kentucky in 2024 is 12.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

Where does Kentucky get its electricity?

Coal is the primary fuel source used for electricity generation in Kentucky, accounting for 68.48% of generation. The second and third most used fuel types are Natural Gas and Conventional Hydroelectric, which make up 23.16% and 7.20% of total generation respectively.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Kentucky?

The largest electricity supplier in Kentucky by total customer count is Kentucky Utilities.

How many electric companies offer service in Kentucky?

There are 58 electricity companies operating in Kentucky.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Kentucky?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Henderson Municipal Power and Light8.4511,936
2Barbourville Utilities8.984,211
3Corbin City Utilities9.034,173
4Berea Municipal Utilities9.125,301
5Nicholasville Utilities10.176,684
6Bardstown Electric10.494,682
7Frankfort Plant Board Electric10.5221,171
8Salt River Electric11.1855,624
9Paris KY Utilities11.203,235
10Williamstown Electric11.651,615

Does Kentucky have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Kentucky has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.

What is the average electric bill in Kentucky?

The Kentucky average electricity bill is $132 so far in 2024.

How many power plants are within Kentucky?

There are 51 electricity plants in Kentucky.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-04-12