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Electricity In Missouri

  • Population6,137,428
  • Total Consumption76,873,352 MWh / 12.53 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions60,558,430,082 kg
  • Total Production73,608,731 MWh / 11.99 MWh per capita

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Missouri

Missouri residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.093/kWh$189.04/mo.$79.52/mo.
8th10.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Missouri
25th$114.22Average residential monthly electricity bill for Missouri Residents

Energy Profile of Missouri

Missouri's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average electricity rate in Missouri in 2021 is 10.88 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 18.41% lower than the national average of 13.33 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only a few provider options to choose from when shopping for their electricity. The average monthly power bill for a customer in Missouri is $114.22 per month, while the US average is $120.11. About 9.38% of the states’ electricity is produced from renewable fuels, ranking them as the 30th highest state for total sustainable electricity generation. Missouri has accomplished a 29.35% rise in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production in the past 12 months. Solar power usage for electricity production in the state has increased by 6.65% during the last 12 months.

Electricity Providers in Missouri

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Ameren Missouri10.08105.1113,456,9381,356,298,92333,521,204.5625,004,139,046.77
Empire District Electric13.26144.211,745,299231,389,7603,261,014.686,111,310,609.26
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative9.23124.51,089,944100,548,249No DataIcon representing missing value.1,096,814,705.44
City Utilities Springfield MO9.9386.281,061,206105,391,7902,406,803.015,161,545,408.49
Laclede Electric10.27140.3555,08656,992,300No DataIcon representing missing value.548,713,931.88
Ozark Border Electric Cooperative10.25140.49535,47154,889,000No DataIcon representing missing value.569,114,723.06
Independence Power and Light13.47104.53505,06968,022,217215,781.911,484,329,033.21
Southwest Electric Cooperative10.89118.23503,50154,854,000No DataIcon representing missing value.474,978,022.92
White River Valley Electric Cooperative13.29140.73472,79362,844,000No DataIcon representing missing value.613,035,205.22

Power Plants in Missouri

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LabadieAmeren Missouri (100.00%)
Coal 16,701,410.1816,858,861,735.171,009.43YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Rush IslandAmeren Missouri (100.00%)
Coal 8,264,1537,520,037,789.02909.96Yes12/2039
Thomas HillAssociated Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Coal 8,128,341.017,607,861,488.15935.97YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
IatanKansas Electric Power Cooperative (2.49%)Empire District Electric (12.00%)Evergy (59.23%)Missouri Jnt Muni.Pwr Elec. Ut. Comm. (8.29%)Evergy (18.00%)
Coal 7,498,3147,099,363,668.51946.79YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
New MadridAssociated Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Coal 5,723,4785,474,542,460.77956.51YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
SiouxAmeren Missouri (100.00%)
Coal 3,610,201.014,464,376,823.841,236.6Yes12/2028
CallawayAmeren Missouri (100.00%)
Nuclear 3,360,499No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
HawthornEvergy (100.00%)
Coal 2,828,608.012,809,193,828.19993.14YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
State Line Combined CycleEmpire District Electric (60.00%)Evergy (40.00%)
Natural Gas 2,406,130973,543,377.1404.61No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
John Twitty Energy CenterCity Utilities Springfield MO (100.00%)
Coal 2,209,303.012,194,836,387.65993.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Wind generates 4,918,078.91 megawatt hours of electricity in Missouri. This equals roughly 0.8 megawatt hours per person in Missouri being generated from wind power, giving the state a rank of 20th highest in the country in that category.

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The largest supplier in the state of Missouri by total customers is Ameren Missouri.

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Missouri is home to 6,137,428 people and its power plants produce 73,608,731.13 megawatt hours of electricity each year, for a generation per capita average of 11.99 megawatt hours per capita per year.

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Missouri has the 20th highest total electricity production in the US, generating 73,608,731.13 megawatt hours.

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The state of Missouri is the 2nd highest generator of electricity sourced from coal energy.

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Missouri is ranked 28th in the US for total power generated by nuclear power.

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Adair County25,34313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$123.10/mo
Andrew County17,71216 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$146.56/mo
Atchison County5,14313 providers613.02$132.63/mo
Audrain County25,38815 providers311.53$135.14/mo
Barry County35,78915 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.11$131.36/mo
Barton County11,75419 providers212.67$146.18/mo
Bates County16,17213 providers212.55$134.73/mo
Benton County19,44315 providers111.72$137.57/mo
Bollinger County12,1337 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.95$127.05/mo
Boone County180,46313 providers111.71$123.89/mo
Buchanan County87,36416 providers212.37$144.97/mo
Butler County42,4789 providers110.11$125.35/mo
Caldwell County9,02011 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.04$131.10/mo
Callaway County44,74314 providers211.69$126.71/mo
Camden County46,30516 providers111.27$122.99/mo
Cape Girardeau County78,87111 providers111.51$126.37/mo
Carroll County8,67911 providers111.76$126.19/mo
Carter County5,9829 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$131.53/mo
Cass County105,7809 providers312.20$130.25/mo
Cedar County14,34915 providers212.52$137.42/mo
Chariton County7,42617 providers112.21$129.14/mo
Christian County88,59514 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.85$120.66/mo
Clark County6,79715 providers111.93$124.07/mo
Clay County249,94810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$119.99/mo
Clinton County20,38710 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.85$130.80/mo
Cole County76,7457 providers311.68$126.79/mo
Cooper County17,70912 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.75$123.45/mo
Crawford County23,92017 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.55$124.47/mo
Dade County7,56115 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.33$136.51/mo
Dallas County16,87814 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.87$121.24/mo
Daviess County8,27815 providers112.15$130.17/mo
DeKalb County12,54715 providers212.31$132.06/mo
Dent County15,57319 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.40$127.08/mo
Douglas County13,18520 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.03$114.80/mo
Dunklin County29,13114 providers311.00$126.95/mo
Franklin County103,9678 providers110.27$118.01/mo
Gasconade County14,70614 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.64$127.63/mo
Gentry County6,57113 providers312.96$131.26/mo
Greene County293,08612 providers611.15$117.83/mo
Grundy County9,85014 providers311.93$126.31/mo
Harrison County8,35222 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$125.44/mo
Henry County21,8249 providers111.68$143.60/mo
Hickory County9,54412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.00$136.01/mo
Holt County4,40313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.49$143.50/mo
Howard County10,00117 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.09$126.95/mo
Howell County40,11713 providers111.18$111.70/mo
Iron County10,1258 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.33$123.12/mo
Jackson County703,01110 providers1212.08$117.97/mo
Jasper County121,32822 providers412.93$150.85/mo
Jefferson County225,08111 providers110.85$119.98/mo
Johnson County54,0629 providers111.32$139.41/mo
Knox County3,95911 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.43$130.02/mo
Laclede County35,72315 providers110.96$121.83/mo
Lafayette County32,70811 providers211.41$131.86/mo
Lawrence County38,35520 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.19$128.04/mo
Lewis County9,77612 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.63$126.49/mo
Lincoln County59,0137 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.95$120.65/mo
Linn County11,92017 providers112.30$125.28/mo
Livingston County15,22716 providers211.81$123.22/mo
Macon County15,11720 providers612.06$122.41/mo
Madison County12,0885 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.36$115.84/mo
Maries County8,69716 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.42$132.05/mo
Marion County28,53017 providers311.59$121.24/mo
McDonald County22,83714 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.21$144.57/mo
Mercer County3,61712 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$129.08/mo
Miller County25,61911 providers111.08$124.29/mo
Mississippi County13,18012 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.32$126.31/mo
Moniteau County16,1327 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.22$119.28/mo
Monroe County8,64417 providers111.46$136.85/mo
Montgomery County11,5518 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.91$134.20/mo
Morgan County20,62710 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.32$123.40/mo
New Madrid County17,07610 providers19.99$126.65/mo
Newton County58,23613 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.69$152.18/mo
Nodaway County22,09214 providers213.46$146.83/mo
Oregon County10,52913 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.84$119.93/mo
Osage County13,61510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.44$126.39/mo
Ozark County9,17412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.48$119.92/mo
Pemiscot County15,80512 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.99$130.15/mo
Perry County19,1368 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.90$124.15/mo
Pettis County42,33911 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.36$130.30/mo
Phelps County44,57322 providers110.45$128.46/mo
Pike County18,30212 providers111.27$125.25/mo
Platte County104,41817 providers111.33$121.47/mo
Polk County32,14913 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.28$121.70/mo
Pulaski County52,60713 providers110.92$124.32/mo
Putnam County4,69611 providers112.79$124.12/mo
Ralls County10,30915 providers111.64$121.85/mo
Randolph County24,74815 providers211.58$134.09/mo
Ray County23,01811 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.21$128.52/mo
Reynolds County6,27010 providers110.90$124.01/mo
Ripley County13,2889 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.40$127.04/mo
Saline County22,76113 providers211.89$127.29/mo
Schuyler County4,66012 providers112.93$125.09/mo
Scotland County4,90212 providers113.01$123.54/mo
Scott County38,28015 providers110.15$124.89/mo
Shannon County8,16616 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.86$120.38/mo
Shelby County5,93011 providers311.21$131.91/mo
St. Charles County402,02211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.66$114.60/mo
St. Clair County9,39714 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$136.93/mo
St. Francois County67,2157 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.98$119.92/mo
St. Louis County994,20511 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.22$108.67/mo
St. Louis city300,5768 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.42$103.12/mo
Ste. Genevieve County17,89410 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.22$121.97/mo
Stoddard County29,0259 providers110.08$127.55/mo
Stone County31,95213 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.79$119.03/mo
Sullivan County6,08914 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.67$118.58/mo
Taney County55,92815 providers211.88$119.82/mo
Texas County25,39816 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.75$114.42/mo
Vernon County20,56316 providers112.61$142.62/mo
Warren County35,6499 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.18$124.23/mo
Washington County24,73011 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.91$123.15/mo
Wayne County12,8735 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.38$126.81/mo
Webster County39,59214 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.47$115.77/mo
Worth County2,01315 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.53$139.20/mo
Wright County18,28914 providers110.72$116.65/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a state. Missouri averages 9,867.07 kilograms of CO2 equivalent emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 60,558,430,081.59 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production, making the state the 6th highest for total emissions in the United States. Coal is the fuel of choice in Missouri, with 76.71% of electricity production coming from the fuel. Taken together with Natural Gas (9.08%) and Wind (6.68%), these three fuel types make up 68,068,407.95 megawatt hours (or 92.47%) of the state's electricity production. Missouri has the 27th most electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 117 total plants. This equates to the 34th most power plants per capita in the nation.

Natural Gas
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CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric

Net Metering

Approximately 60.00% of the electric companies in Missouri offer net metering to their consumers. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attracitve.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Missouri is 3.45%. This includes data from 103 providers, including Ameren Missouri, Evergy, and Empire District Electric. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.72%, which earns a rank of 24th worst in the United States for Missouri in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster solar panel installs at private residences, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with tax and rebate incentives. Missouri currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar panels at their place of residence. Residents are able to apply for rebates of $500 or less for private solar installs. Fortunately, Missouri offers a 100% tax exemption to residents.. The state currently does not offer a sales tax exemption for the install of private solar, leaving consumers on their own for this one.

State Level Initiatives

State level legislation plays a big role in affecting whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuels. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity providers who sell electricity in the state. These standards dictate that a percentage of electricity must be produced from renewable energy. While further enhancements could be made, Missouri requires for 1-15% of electric generation to come from renewable fuel sources. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Missouri

Where does Missouri get its electricity?

Missouri’s electricity is produced using primarily Coal, which accounts for 76.71% of the fuel used in the state.

How much does electricity cost in Missouri?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity is 10.88 cents in Missouri in 2021.