Electricity in Ohio

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Ohio

  • Population
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    11,799,448
  • Total Production
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    123,335,608 MWh / 10.45 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    149,583,808 MWh / 12.68 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    4,261,308 MWh / 0.36 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    78,076,421,058 kg / 6,616.96 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    119,074,797 MWh / 10.09 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ohio

Ohio residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.133/kWh$0.116/kWh$147.15/mo.$83.17/mo.
27th12.98¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Ohio
20th$115.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ohio Residents

Energy Profile of Ohio

Ohio's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents in Ohio enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 12.98 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average rate of 13.99 cents. Ohio ranks as the 27th lowest priced state in the United States by average electricity rate. The state has over 120 electricity providers, and with a deregulated electricity market, customers often have an abundance of choices to choose from when purchasing electricity. Selling 11,216,556 megawatt hours a year, AEP Ohio is the largest supplier in the state. Ohio has recently made improvements with a 21.38% increase over the last 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation. The state is the 36th highest generator of electricity per capita, with an average of 10.45 megawatt hours generated per person per year. Previously, 2,289,139 megawatt hours were produced in the state from wind turbines a year. However, now that total is 2,596,907.97 megawatt hours, a 13.44% increase.

Electricity plans in Ohio

There are 20639 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Ohio Plans

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All Ohio Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

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  • Rate 9.69¢ / kWh
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Residential Electricity Providers in Ohio

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
AEP OhioBUNDLED13.31124.838,128,4981,081,891,0009,463,733.63
AES OhioBUNDLED9.4089.213,012,030283,234,0005,211,572.51
Duke Energy OhioBUNDLED11.28108.252,993,541337,594,1445,033,784
Ohio EdisonBUNDLED12.33104.862,922,642360,417,584
South Central Power CompanyBUNDLED12.63139.821,485,005187,544,500
Illuminating CompanyBUNDLED12.9583.591,209,916156,735,281
Reliant EnergyENERGY7.7871.06864,91967,295,000
Toledo EdisonBUNDLED12.96104.12810,268104,981,365
Cleveland Public PowerBUNDLED14.6273.18392,37957,367,000517
Licking Rural ElectricBUNDLED14.24154.58320,85245,684,000

Power Plants in Ohio

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Gallia County Coal 13,806,726.9813,288,036,617.45962.43Yes
Jefferson County Coal 10,066,9439,227,628,460.21916.63Yes
PerryFirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (100.00%)
North Perry Nuclear 9,703,868
Hanging Rock Energy FacilityDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Lawrence County Natural Gas 9,510,0713,620,629,114.48380.72
Ottawa County Nuclear 7,779,141
Shawnee CDP Coal 6,776,495.016,525,793,490.39963Yes
Washington County Natural Gas 6,191,4502,306,431,765.26372.52
Oregon Clean Energy CenterAres Management (50.00%)
Oregon Natural Gas 5,993,1182,196,886,689.2366.57
Clean Energy Future-Lordstown, LLCClean Energy Future-Lordstown, LLC (100.00%)
Lordstown Natural Gas 5,966,4422,082,317,998.46349
Gallia County Coal 5,034,2815,056,950,991.421,004.5Yes

Quick Facts

The monthly residential electric bill average in Ohio is $115.16 compared to the US average bill of $123.86. Ohio customers enjoy a 7.03% lower average expense each month compared to their fellow countrymen.

The state of Ohio experienced a 943,037,748.23 kilogram (1.41%) rise in CO2 pollution caused by the use of electricity in the previous year.

Ohio generates 82.45% of their required electricity and must purchase the additional 17.55% from other states.

45,765,861.65 megawatt hours are generated from coal in the state of Ohio. With 11,799,448 residents, this is 3.88 megawatt hours per person.

Ohio produces 45,765,861.65 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of coal, making Ohio the 6th highest producer of electricity from coal in the US.

Ohio has the 10th highest total electricity production in the United States, producing 123,335,608.04 megawatt hours.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County27,4771115.04$143.32/mo
Allen County102,2061114.96$143.67/mo
Ashland County52,4471614.21$130.36/mo
Ashtabula County97,57410114.40$114.82/mo
Athens County62,4311215.24$141.84/mo
Auglaize County46,4222012.85$126.80/mo
Belmont County66,4971114.83$140.18/mo
Brown County43,67617113.78$128.33/mo
Butler County390,35714313.76$133.29/mo
Carroll County26,72112115.04$138.91/mo
Champaign County38,7141111.90$120.87/mo
Clark County136,0011213.72$120.63/mo
Clermont County208,60112213.41$124.03/mo
Clinton County42,0181311.45$106.96/mo
Columbiana County101,87713114.31$126.23/mo
Coshocton County36,6121314.98$139.91/mo
Crawford County42,0251414.91$142.37/mo
Cuyahoga County1,264,81711114.45$110.93/mo
Darke County51,8811411.95$119.84/mo
Defiance County38,2861314.80$133.75/mo
Delaware County214,1241214.57$136.25/mo
Erie County75,6221014.15$123.52/mo
Fairfield County158,9211014.90$142.88/mo
Fayette County28,9511411.59$108.63/mo
Franklin County1,323,8071514.91$135.94/mo
Fulton County42,71311114.76$134.81/mo
Gallia County29,22010215.34$144.65/mo
Geauga County95,3971014.45$113.09/mo
Greene County167,9661211.35$105.78/mo
Guernsey County38,4381015.05$140.02/mo
Hamilton County830,63911313.43$124.55/mo
Hancock County74,9201215.05$143.94/mo
Hardin County30,69613414.91$145.17/mo
Harrison County14,4831114.89$140.22/mo
Henry County27,6621514.99$131.68/mo
Highland County43,3171614.39$136.67/mo
Hocking County28,0501015.02$141.96/mo
Holmes County44,2231214.89$140.71/mo
Huron County58,5651714.15$128.73/mo
Jackson County32,6531115.30$143.49/mo
Jefferson County65,24911215.14$140.30/mo
Knox County62,7211414.85$140.22/mo
Lake County232,60310114.46$112.68/mo
Lawrence County58,24010115.32$144.11/mo
Licking County178,51915114.98$141.44/mo
Logan County46,1501612.10$118.01/mo
Lorain County312,96415214.10$126.48/mo
Lucas County431,2799214.96$125.63/mo
Madison County43,8241513.83$123.86/mo
Mahoning County228,6149114.13$123.24/mo
Marion County65,3591214.37$134.53/mo
Medina County182,4701414.12$126.29/mo
Meigs County22,2101015.24$142.13/mo
Mercer County42,5281411.60$114.78/mo
Miami County108,7741111.56$112.93/mo
Monroe County13,38512114.89$140.60/mo
Montgomery County537,3091211.30$105.68/mo
Morgan County13,8021115.16$140.30/mo
Morrow County34,9501314.30$135.83/mo
Muskingum County86,41010115.07$140.06/mo
Noble County14,1151215.46$141.61/mo
Ottawa County40,36413114.63$124.06/mo
Paulding County18,80610414.79$144.86/mo
Perry County35,4081014.86$140.21/mo
Pickaway County58,5391214.46$139.91/mo
Pike County27,0883015.05$141.68/mo
Portage County161,79110114.14$122.84/mo
Preble County40,9991111.55$113.57/mo
Putnam County34,4511414.91$144.75/mo
Richland County124,93619214.42$131.95/mo
Ross County77,09313114.67$139.06/mo
Sandusky County58,89616214.71$129.93/mo
Scioto County74,0081215.15$141.13/mo
Seneca County55,0691414.90$141.82/mo
Shelby County48,2301011.78$119.43/mo
Stark County374,8531314.51$129.41/mo
Summit County540,42812114.18$122.44/mo
Trumbull County201,97713314.11$122.22/mo
Tuscarawas County93,2631615.05$139.71/mo
Union County62,7841512.78$123.87/mo
Van Wert County28,93114114.46$139.41/mo
Vinton County12,8001115.25$143.38/mo
Warren County242,3371312.87$119.10/mo
Washington County59,77110215.41$141.29/mo
Wayne County116,8941514.58$133.66/mo
Williams County37,1021514.58$137.94/mo
Wood County132,2482214.50$129.40/mo
Wyandot County21,90017214.76$142.98/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Ohio's top fuel consumed for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They produce 54,156,445.83 megawatt hours, or 43.91% of the total production in the state, from this fuel type. Coal and Nuclear have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity generation. Coal makes up 45,765,861.65 megawatt hours (37.11%) of electricity production and Nuclear accounts for 17,483,009 megawatt hours (14.18%) of total production in the state. The state has the 17th highest amount of power plants of any state in the US, with 51 plants. This is the 47th most plants per person in the United States. Ohio emits 6,616.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per capita, which makes it the 12th highest polluting state in the nation based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the state of Ohio from electricity use is 78,076,421,057.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 3rd highest in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
43.91%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
37.11%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
14.18%
WIND
Wind
2.11%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
0.68%
OTHER
Other
2.02%

Ohio Net Metering

Of the 117 electric providers in Ohio, 25.64% 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

There are 35 electricity companies in Ohio that reported energy loss, including AEP Ohio, Ohio Edison, and AES Ohio. Together, these 35 companies average an annual energy loss of 2.74% of electricity generated. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Ohio having a rank of 19th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating personal solar, tax and rebate incentives from the government are some of the easiest methods. Ohio currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to consumers who are purchasing solar panels. Unfortunately, residents in the state are only offered some optional tax exemptions for what they spend on solar panel installation. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the purchase of solar.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily purchase electricity options with renewable fuel types is at least partially determined by statewide initiatives. Many states require renewable fuel types to make up a portion of the fuel used for electricity generation by providers in the state. These stipulations are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Sadly, Ohio only has limited or optional standards plan in place. Additionally, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

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

Deregulated Cities in Ohio

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Ohio

Where does Ohio get its electricity?

Ohio's electricity is generated using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 43.91% of the fuel used in the state. Coal and Nuclear also account for 37.11% and 14.18% respectively.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Ohio?

The largest electricity company in Ohio by total revenue is AEP Ohio.

How many electric companies offer service in Ohio?

Ohio is home to 117 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

What electricity companies are in Ohio?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1AEP Ohio802,440
2Ohio Edison310,457
3AES Ohio285,543
4Duke Energy Ohio282,323
5Illuminating Company169,713
6South Central Power Company121,608
7Toledo Edison91,378
8Cleveland Public Power74,400
9Hamilton Utilities29,491
10Licking Rural Electric26,344

How many power plants are within Ohio?

There are 51 active electricity plants in Ohio.

Does Ohio have a deregulated electricity market?

Ohio has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.

How much does electricity cost in Ohio?

The average electricity price paid by consumers in Ohio in 2022 is 12.98 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Ohio?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Jackson Center, Ohio Electric Utility6.18764
2Niles Electric Company7.8012,694
3Wharton, Ohio Electric Utility7.81174
4Hubbard Electric8.134,306
5Grafton, Ohio Electric Utility8.351,407
6AES Ohio9.40285,543
7Georgetown Ohio Utilities9.782,133
8Bethel Village Utilities10.161,625
9Wadsworth Utilities10.2313,214
10Glouster, Ohio Electric Utility10.81942

What is the average electric bill in Ohio?

In 2022, Ohio has an average electric bill of $115.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30