Breathitt County, Kentucky Electric Profile

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The US average residential rate per kilowatt hour sits at 13.45 cents, while residents of Breathitt County benefit from an average rate that is 6.92% less at 12.52 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Breathitt County released 166,774,606.08 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which ranks it as the 85th highest polluting county out of 120 counties in the state.

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On average, Breathitt County residents are responsible for 13,204.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, making them the 59th highest polluting county out of 120 counties in the state based on per capita emissions.

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There was a 3.04% rise in CO2 emissions per capita within the past 12 months in Breathitt County.

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Breathitt County residents pay an average residential electricity expense of $144.88, which is 18.45% higher than the state average bill of $122.32.

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Breathitt County ranks 86th out of 120 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its population using over 200,000 megawatt hours.


  • Total Consumption

    207,084 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.4 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    166,774,606 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    13,204.64 kg

Jackson, KY Electric Overview

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Jackson averages a residential electricity rate of 13.09 cents per kilowatt hour paid by customers within the city borders, ranking the city at 478th out of 541 cities in the state. Kentucky Power has 115 residential customers, more than all other suppliers who operate in the city. Consumers in the city experience 1.2 electrical outages each year, with outages lasting around 163.5 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Around 13,204.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 12th highest polluter in Kentucky out of 541 cities. A total of 27,808,972.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 163rd worst in Kentucky for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Jackson must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Jackson

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.182/kWh$0.110/kWh$242.95/mo.$105.11/mo.
478th13.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Jackson
489th$161.77Average residential monthly electricity bill for Jackson Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Jackson, Kentucky

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Kentucky PowerBUNDLED13.12162.65No DataIcon representing missing value.1,997,921262,072,514
Licking Valley RECCBUNDLED11.30108.57No DataIcon representing missing value.188,11021,250,000

Breathitt County, Kentucky Details

Breathitt County, Kentucky Net Metering

Approximately 50.00% of the electric providers in Breathitt County offer net metering to their consumers. The state has restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

Breathitt County has an average of 2.74% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Kentucky average is 3.52%, resulting in a rank of 413th best in the US and a state rank of 8th best out of 3220 and 120 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Breathitt County, Kentucky


Which electricity company is the largest provider in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

By total customer count, Kentucky Power is the largest electricity provider in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Which electricity companies offer service in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

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1Kentucky Power14,485
2Licking Valley RECC2,685

How many electric companies offer service in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

Breathitt County, Kentucky is home to 2 electricity companies operating in the area.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16