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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
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Missouri

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

Historical Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 residential 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.

Residential 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 Electric13.26144.211,745,299231,389,7603,290,085.546,099,680,518.61
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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Franklin County Coal 16,701,410.1916,858,861,735.171,009.43YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Jefferson County Coal 8,264,1537,520,037,789.02909.96Yes12/2039
Randolph County Coal 8,128,341.017,607,861,488.15935.97YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Platte County Coal 7,498,3147,099,363,668.51946.79YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
New Madrid Coal 5,723,4785,474,542,460.77956.51YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
West Alton Coal 3,610,201.014,464,376,823.841,236.6Yes12/2028
Callaway County Nuclear 3,360,499No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kansas City Coal 2,828,608.012,809,193,828.19993.14YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Jasper County Natural Gas 2,406,130973,543,377.1404.61No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Republic 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 County25,3433No DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$126.03/mo
Andrew County17,7122No DataIcon representing missing value.13.85$148.88/mo
Atchison County5,1434513.08$127.31/mo
Audrain County25,3884310.31$125.70/mo
Barry County35,7892No DataIcon representing missing value.12.33$141.98/mo
Barton County11,7544112.88$154.55/mo
Bates County16,1723212.86$138.49/mo
Benton County19,4435111.60$128.29/mo
Bollinger County12,1335No DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$122.04/mo
Boone County180,4634211.24$110.68/mo
Buchanan County87,3646212.51$143.63/mo
Butler County42,4784110.18$129.28/mo
Caldwell County9,0204No DataIcon representing missing value.11.31$125.25/mo
Callaway County44,7433211.89$138.55/mo
Camden County46,3054112.03$122.20/mo
Cape Girardeau County78,8716111.78$121.63/mo
Carroll County8,6793112.27$120.83/mo
Carter County5,9821No DataIcon representing missing value.10.25$140.49/mo
Cass County105,7802312.40$141.80/mo
Cedar County14,3493212.89$133.54/mo
Chariton County7,4267112.08$140.74/mo
Christian County88,5953No DataIcon representing missing value.13.36$124.49/mo
Clark County6,7974111.84$125.29/mo
Clay County249,9484No DataIcon representing missing value.11.10$124.89/mo
Clinton County20,3876No DataIcon representing missing value.11.38$121.50/mo
Cole County76,7454310.56$116.99/mo
Cooper County17,7093No DataIcon representing missing value.12.08$129.60/mo
Crawford County23,9206No DataIcon representing missing value.10.34$122.39/mo
Dade County7,5615No DataIcon representing missing value.12.59$138.74/mo
Dallas County16,8782No DataIcon representing missing value.10.79$121.76/mo
Daviess County8,2785112.56$129.06/mo
DeKalb County12,5476212.32$128.43/mo
Dent County15,5733No DataIcon representing missing value.11.13$137.22/mo
Douglas County13,1854No DataIcon representing missing value.12.11$133.44/mo
Dunklin County29,1315310.87$131.86/mo
Franklin County103,9675110.10$114.22/mo
Gasconade County14,7066No DataIcon representing missing value.11.15$122.96/mo
Gentry County6,5716114.47$145.05/mo
Greene County293,0864610.62$107.33/mo
Grundy County9,8503311.93$131.73/mo
Harrison County8,3523No DataIcon representing missing value.12.42$123.12/mo
Henry County21,8242No DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$141.80/mo
Hickory County9,5441No DataIcon representing missing value.10.89$118.23/mo
Holt County4,4033No DataIcon representing missing value.13.17$134.14/mo
Howard County10,0014No DataIcon representing missing value.13.80$144.55/mo
Howell County40,1173111.17$113.18/mo
Iron County10,1253No DataIcon representing missing value.10.33$114.99/mo
Jackson County703,01151012.66$113.16/mo
Jasper County121,3284313.47$162.62/mo
Jefferson County225,0813110.26$110.07/mo
Johnson County54,0623111.40$138.18/mo
Knox County3,9594No DataIcon representing missing value.12.05$128.06/mo
Laclede County35,7234111.62$126.69/mo
Lafayette County32,7083211.36$137.78/mo
Lawrence County38,3552111.91$135.03/mo
Lewis County9,7763No DataIcon representing missing value.12.08$128.28/mo
Lincoln County59,0133No DataIcon representing missing value.9.65$114.80/mo
Linn County11,9208112.88$122.26/mo
Livingston County15,2273211.82$120.69/mo
Macon County15,1174511.84$112.80/mo
Madison County12,0883110.63$126.85/mo
Maries County8,6975No DataIcon representing missing value.10.42$122.40/mo
Marion County28,5303310.64$119.82/mo
McDonald County22,8371No DataIcon representing missing value.11.75$158.09/mo
Mercer County3,6172No DataIcon representing missing value.12.53$125.87/mo
Miller County25,6194110.15$112.48/mo
Mississippi County13,1803No DataIcon representing missing value.10.32$126.31/mo
Moniteau County16,1323No DataIcon representing missing value.11.52$122.82/mo
Monroe County8,6448111.07$141.75/mo
Montgomery County11,5515No DataIcon representing missing value.10.68$129.11/mo
Morgan County20,6273No DataIcon representing missing value.12.56$135.57/mo
New Madrid County17,0765110.54$126.49/mo
Newton County58,2362No DataIcon representing missing value.11.83$158.35/mo
Nodaway County22,0924313.76$147.03/mo
Oregon County10,5291No DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$129.83/mo
Osage County13,6153No DataIcon representing missing value.10.39$116.16/mo
Ozark County9,1742No DataIcon representing missing value.12.95$138.85/mo
Pemiscot County15,8053No DataIcon representing missing value.11.01$127.78/mo
Perry County19,1361No DataIcon representing missing value.13.89$140.31/mo
Pettis County42,3394No DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$137.63/mo
Phelps County44,573419.94$148.76/mo
Pike County18,3025111.00$125.45/mo
Platte County104,4184111.38$126.95/mo
Polk County32,1492No DataIcon representing missing value.10.93$118.73/mo
Pulaski County52,6078111.42$124.28/mo
Putnam County4,6963113.57$129.86/mo
Ralls County10,3097111.89$119.85/mo
Randolph County24,7486211.56$124.78/mo
Ray County23,0185No DataIcon representing missing value.11.74$128.32/mo
Reynolds County6,2704110.53$123.44/mo
Ripley County13,2881No DataIcon representing missing value.10.25$140.49/mo
Saline County22,7613212.06$130.35/mo
Schuyler County4,6604112.10$125.41/mo
Scotland County4,9024No DataIcon representing missing value.13.33$118.36/mo
Scott County38,2804110.29$126.02/mo
Shannon County8,1665No DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$125.07/mo
Shelby County5,9307311.23$130.09/mo
St. Charles County402,022329.72$113.27/mo
St. Clair County9,3974No DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$135.56/mo
St. Francois County67,2153410.07$105.27/mo
St. Louis County994,2052210.08$105.11/mo
St. Louis city300,5763510.42$103.12/mo
Ste. Genevieve County17,8943No DataIcon representing missing value.13.58$137.45/mo
Stoddard County29,0255110.26$125.25/mo
Stone County31,9523No DataIcon representing missing value.11.00$110.55/mo
Sullivan County6,0892No DataIcon representing missing value.12.88$113.35/mo
Taney County55,9281213.29$140.73/mo
Texas County25,3984No DataIcon representing missing value.10.09$107.53/mo
Vernon County20,5634112.63$137.49/mo
Warren County35,6493No DataIcon representing missing value.9.65$114.80/mo
Washington County24,7303No DataIcon representing missing value.10.48$116.22/mo
Wayne County12,8732No DataIcon representing missing value.10.54$131.75/mo
Webster County39,5924No DataIcon representing missing value.8.98$115.20/mo
Worth County2,0132No DataIcon representing missing value.13.85$148.89/mo
Wright County18,2893110.08$111.09/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Missouri citizens average 9,867.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption. This equals a total pollution amount from electricity use of 60,558,430,081.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The state has 111 electricity generation plants, which is the 26th highest in the nation and 33rd most when considering facilities per citizen. For the purpose of electricity production, the state of Missouri’s main fuel source is Coal, making up 76.71% of generation in the state. Natural Gas and Wind are also important fuel sources in the state, with 9.08% and 6.68% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively.

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CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
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Missouri 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 attractive.

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

How many power plants are located in Missouri?

There are 111 electricity plants located in Missouri

Does Missouri have a deregulated electricity market?

Missouri has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state usually have only one or two electricity provider options to choose from due to state legislation.

What is a good electricity rate in Missouri?

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

Where does Missouri get its electricity?

The main fuel used for electricity generation in Missouri is Coal, making up 76.71% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 9.08% and 6.68% respectively.

What power companies are in Missouri?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Ameren Missouri1,241,040
3Empire District Electric158,212
4City Utilities Springfield MO117,764
5Cuivre River Electric Cooperative68,783
6Independence Power and Light59,483
7Columbia MO Utilities50,676
8White River Valley Electric Cooperative44,694
9Southwest Electric Cooperative41,707
10Ozark Border Electric Cooperative39,714

How many electric companies offer service in Missouri?

Missouri is home to 125 electricity providers offering service in the area.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Missouri?

By total megawatt hours sold, Ameren Missouri is the largest electricity supplier in Missouri.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Missouri?

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1Fredericktown, Missouri Electric Utility6.732,181
2New Madrid, Missouri Electric Utility7.161,722
3Sikeston Electric7.798,658
4City Light Gas & Water8.245,750
5Webster Electric Cooperative8.7018,507
6Malden, Missouri Electric Utility8.962,198
7Newburg, Missouri Electric Utility9.00203
8Seymour, Missouri Electric Utility9.13829
9Cuivre River Electric Cooperative9.2368,783
10Sullivan Municipal Utilities9.273,882

What is the average electric bill in Missouri?

The average electricity bill in Missouri in 2021 is $114 while the nationwide average is $120.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14