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Electricity In Kentucky

  • Population4,467,673
  • 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
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kentucky

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

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.099/kWh$163.04/mo.$88.03/mo.
10th10.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Kentucky
30th$121.38Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kentucky Residents

Energy Profile of Kentucky

Kentucky's Electricity Prices and Usage

Kentucky has an average 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 equivalent output, with over 56,910,173,082.87 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases 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.

Electricity Providers in Kentucky

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Kentucky Utilities10.57123.376,169,259652,203,04919,054,340.9313,617,143,012.28
Louisville Gas & Electric11.18104.974,209,591470,756,90211,651,694.629,609,922,843.51
Kentucky Power12.58158.152,028,250255,112,472912,6387,944,714,420.36
Duke Energy Kentucky9.5192.251,517,231144,254,7083,144,533.996,965,812,312.64
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation10.49138.34898,32794,221,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,729,217,663.12
Blue Grass Energy 10.43129.52835,09387,074,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,078,262,197.3
Owen Electrictric Cooperative10.73123.46825,06988,498,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,909,147,164.29
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation10.24110.99818,07483,753,194No DataIcon representing missing value.1,021,466,437.45
Salt River Electric 9.02115.86762,41568,773,000No DataIcon representing missing value.985,346,563.33
Kenergy12.03148.57692,64283,353,000No DataIcon representing missing value.6,619,588,551.99

Power Plants in Kentucky

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GhentKentucky Utilities (100.00%)
Coal 10,714,792.0410,990,687,421.251,025.75YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
H L SpurlockEast Kentucky Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Coal 8,576,912.027,957,242,761.5927.75YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Trimble CountyKentucky Utilities (35.56%)Indiana Municipal Power Agency (12.88%)Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (12.12%)Louisville Gas & Electric (39.44%)
Coal 8,162,4827,522,884,506.72921.64YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Mill Creek (KY)Louisville Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Coal 7,024,6567,068,437,614.511,006.23YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
ParadiseTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Natural Gas 6,713,3122,393,108,511.92356.47YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
ShawneeTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Coal 5,398,9806,101,418,757.151,130.11YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Cane RunKentucky Utilities (78.00%)Louisville Gas & Electric (22.00%)
Natural Gas 5,201,5521,876,343,057.96360.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
East BendDuke Energy Kentucky (100.00%)
Coal 3,133,409.993,209,727,542.181,024.36YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
D B WilsonBig Rivers Electric Corporation (100.00%)
Coal 2,816,510.022,875,851,806.511,021.07YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
R D GreenBig Rivers Electric Corporation (100.00%)
Coal 1,639,763.011,805,288,971.051,100.95No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Kentucky had a 14.24% rise over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.

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Kentucky has had a 2.61% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in the past year.

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By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity supplier in Kentucky is Kentucky Utilities.

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There was a 3.59% rise in CO2 equivalent emissions per capita over the preceding 12 months in the state of Kentucky.

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Kentucky is the 26th largest state in the US, with 4,467,673 residents calling the state home.

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Kentucky is ranked 21st in the United States for electricity production, generating 68,817,255.87 megawatt hours.

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Adair County19,2029 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.35$116.44/mo
Allen County21,3158 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.06$133.02/mo
Anderson County22,7477 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.29$124.28/mo
Ballard County7,88815 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.98$108.78/mo
Barren County44,2498 providers111.13$124.75/mo
Bath County12,5006 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$120.71/mo
Bell County26,03211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.49$121.61/mo
Boone County133,58110 providers310.12$107.85/mo
Bourbon County19,7888 providers110.54$124.86/mo
Boyd County46,7184 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$158.15/mo
Boyle County30,0604 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.03$129.15/mo
Bracken County8,30311 providers110.54$123.05/mo
Breathitt County12,6309 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.61$130.43/mo
Breckinridge County20,47715 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.23$126.45/mo
Bullitt County81,67611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.21$114.15/mo
Butler County12,8798 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.74$126.06/mo
Caldwell County12,74710 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.65$135.29/mo
Calloway County39,0018 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.95$137.50/mo
Campbell County93,5849 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.89$102.69/mo
Carlisle County4,76012 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.14$106.41/mo
Carroll County10,6319 providers110.74$128.41/mo
Carter County26,79711 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.20$130.86/mo
Casey County16,1597 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.43$117.76/mo
Christian County70,4618 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.31$133.53/mo
Clark County36,2637 providers210.74$124.72/mo
Clay County19,9019 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.90$126.52/mo
Clinton County10,2187 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.47$116.70/mo
Crittenden County8,80610 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.53$136.09/mo
Cumberland County6,6146 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.58$119.29/mo
Daviess County101,51115 providers112.01$124.44/mo
Edmonson County12,15010 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.69$123.57/mo
Elliott County7,51712 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.11$129.84/mo
Estill County14,1067 providers111.01$124.36/mo
Fayette County323,1526 providers110.57$124.52/mo
Fleming County14,5817 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.32$122.06/mo
Floyd County35,5896 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.02$141.65/mo
Franklin County50,9918 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$125.40/mo
Fulton County5,96913 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.87$131.96/mo
Gallatin County8,8698 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.51$119.32/mo
Garrard County17,6668 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.73$126.28/mo
Grant County25,0698 providers110.29$114.18/mo
Graves County37,26619 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.92$134.93/mo
Grayson County26,4279 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.95$129.97/mo
Green County10,9418 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.50$121.28/mo
Greenup County35,0987 providers112.77$143.79/mo
Hancock County8,72214 providers211.86$139.78/mo
Hardin County110,95814 providers110.68$121.10/mo
Harlan County26,0109 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.94$130.25/mo
Harrison County18,8865 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.53$126.01/mo
Hart County19,0358 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.54$123.36/mo
Henderson County45,2108 providers110.95$116.86/mo
Henry County16,1268 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.70$125.15/mo
Hickman County4,38014 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.47$119.00/mo
Hopkins County44,6868 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.45$128.87/mo
Jackson County13,3295 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.17$133.88/mo
Jefferson County766,75710 providers510.80$108.21/mo
Jessamine County54,1158 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.50$122.68/mo
Johnson County22,1886 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.03$142.56/mo
Kenton County166,9985 providers210.06$106.43/mo
Knott County14,8067 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.09$143.71/mo
Knox County31,14510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.43$117.08/mo
Larue County14,39810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.64$124.75/mo
Laurel County60,81311 providers210.70$122.72/mo
Lawrence County15,3178 providers212.56$145.39/mo
Lee County7,40310 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.28$127.70/mo
Leslie County9,8778 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.85$144.35/mo
Letcher County21,5539 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.76$144.45/mo
Lewis County13,2759 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$133.38/mo
Lincoln County24,5497 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.93$127.46/mo
Livingston County9,19412 providers112.00$140.71/mo
Logan County27,1027 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.10$134.37/mo
Lyon County8,2108 providers111.75$134.64/mo
Madison County92,9878 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.88$127.88/mo
Magoffin County12,1615 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.84$133.57/mo
Marion County19,2738 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.45$122.91/mo
Marshall County31,10010 providers211.94$138.54/mo
Martin County11,1956 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.42$144.37/mo
Mason County17,07012 providers111.32$120.42/mo
McCracken County65,41812 providers211.85$120.03/mo
McCreary County17,2319 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.42$118.92/mo
McLean County9,2075 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.02$131.28/mo
Meade County28,57213 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.28$118.44/mo
Menifee County6,4898 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.19$121.25/mo
Mercer County21,9336 providers310.40$126.01/mo
Metcalfe County10,0717 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.51$118.59/mo
Monroe County10,6504 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.97$125.61/mo
Montgomery County28,1577 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.55$121.93/mo
Morgan County13,3097 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.99$129.92/mo
Muhlenberg County30,6226 providers111.11$136.49/mo
Nelson County46,2338 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.71$116.53/mo
Nicholas County7,2696 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.52$123.23/mo
Ohio County23,9947 providers111.39$137.63/mo
Oldham County66,7998 providers110.98$117.19/mo
Owen County10,9016 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.65$126.34/mo
Owsley County4,4156 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.48$134.85/mo
Pendleton County14,59013 providers110.37$116.68/mo
Perry County25,7586 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.48$156.10/mo
Pike County57,8766 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$151.26/mo
Powell County12,3594 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.30$124.86/mo
Pulaski County64,9798 providers110.66$121.36/mo
Robertson County2,1086 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.51$121.17/mo
Rockcastle County16,6958 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.64$124.43/mo
Rowan County24,46010 providers111.85$127.02/mo
Russell County17,9238 providers110.34$116.07/mo
Scott County57,0046 providers110.55$125.49/mo
Shelby County49,0249 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.59$122.85/mo
Simpson County18,5727 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.98$129.33/mo
Spencer County19,3518 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.35$118.84/mo
Taylor County25,76910 providers110.54$121.20/mo
Todd County12,2946 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.24$138.57/mo
Trigg County14,6516 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.75$144.04/mo
Trimble County8,47110 providers110.79$128.28/mo
Union County14,38110 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.65$123.70/mo
Warren County132,8969 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.70$123.15/mo
Washington County12,0957 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.29$123.70/mo
Wayne County20,3337 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.47$116.26/mo
Webster County12,9429 providers210.63$122.94/mo
Whitley County36,26411 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.45$118.09/mo
Wolfe County7,1574 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.34$122.31/mo
Woodford County26,7348 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$125.04/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Kentucky has the 46th most electricity plants of any state in the United States, with 52 plants. This translates to the 48th most plants per capita in the nation. Power producing plants in the state mainly use Coal, which makes up 70.17% of the fuel used for electricity production in the state. Adding Coal totals to Natural Gas (21.71%) and Conventional Hydroelectric (7.33%), the three fuel types account for 99.21% of the generation. Kentucky’s power plants release 56,910,173,082.87 kilograms of CO2 equivalent pollution a year, which is 7th highest in the United States. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per person in the state, which amounts to 12,738.21 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases per person per year. This calculation ranks Kentucky as the 4th highest polluting state in the United States.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
70.17%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
21.71%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
7.33%
BLACK LIQUOUR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Black Liquour
0.32%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
0.15%
OTHER
Other
0.32%

Net Metering

There are 58 companies in Kentucky providing electricity. Of those 58,44.83% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

The state has 50 electricity companies who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 3.73%. The United States average for energy loss is 2.72%, which earns a rank of 19th worst in the nation for Kentucky in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating personal solar, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Kentucky currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar at their place of residence. The state offers no rebates to residents who are installing private solar. There are currently no property tax exemptions for consumers in Kentucky. The state does not offer a sales tax exemption for the install of solar, leaving residents high and dry for this one.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a customer is able to seek out electricity plans with renewable fuel types is somewhat determined by state level legislation. Many states require green fuel types to make up a portion of the fuel used for electricity production. These guidelines are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Kentucky, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Additionally, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that help with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Kentucky

Where does Kentucky get its electricity?

The main fuel used for electricity production in Kentucky is Coal, making up 70.17% of the fuel used in the state.

What is the average electric bill in Kentucky?

The average electricity bill in Kentucky in 2021 is $121 while the countrywide average is $120.

How much does electricity cost in Kentucky?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity is 10.91 cents in Kentucky in 2021.