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Electricity In Ohio

  • Population11,689,100
  • Total Consumption144,087,247 MWh / 12.33 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions77,707,799,124 kg
  • Total Production122,312,377 MWh / 10.46 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 February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.116/kWh$146.35/mo.$83.17/mo.
24th12.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Ohio
15th$107.45Average 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 12.13 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average of 13.33 cents. When shopping for electricity, consumers have multiple choices to choose from for their electricity provider due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state has total emissions of 6,647.89 kilograms per capita of CO2 emissions, while the nationwide average is 4,582.45. Selling 11,411,702 megawatt hours, AEP Ohio is the largest electricity provider in the state. The state is the 7th largest state in the US, with a population of 11,689,100. There is a deficit of 21774869.988999993 megawatt hours in the state because of consumers using 17.80% more electricity than the state generates. This results in the need to purchase additional electricity from other states.

Residential Electricity Providers in Ohio

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AEP Ohio12.60115.999,289,2291,170,328,00010,342,526.0516,999,771,725.95
Ohio Edison11.7398.73,086,685362,022,048No DataIcon representing missing value.2,263,685,812.03
AES Ohio9.1386.372,944,616268,986,0005,678,168.632,731,536,109.92
Duke Energy Ohio10.97105.872,921,486320,370,3595,387,479.022,598,394,330.52
South Central Power Company11.92133.941,492,172177,894,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,548,367,800.92
Illuminating Company12.1175.061,293,281156,664,687No DataIcon representing missing value.1,173,806,858.81
Toledo Edison12.4397.15833,983103,648,571No DataIcon representing missing value.628,623,919.56
Cleveland Public Power14.6571377,06355,255,6005171,789,192,323.32
Licking Rural Electric13.90151.17316,57044,016,600No DataIcon representing missing value.219,019,555.8
Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative13.75184.51254,09334,941,200No DataIcon representing missing value.362,328,703.47

Power Plants in Ohio

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Gallia County Coal 14,356,143.9413,796,976,746.05961.05YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Brilliant CDP Coal 9,932,503.949,158,507,912.85922.07YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Perry Nuclear 9,719,854122,852,586.3612.64No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hanging Rock Energy FacilityDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Glendale Natural Gas 9,424,4713,612,080,670.94383.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ottawa County Nuclear 7,973,178121,570,594.7615.25No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hamilton County Coal 6,941,525.996,748,034,470.18972.13YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Washington County Natural Gas 6,583,4592,450,096,013.12372.16No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Clean Energy Future-Lordstown, LLCClean Energy Future-Lordstown, LLC (100.00%)
Lordstown Natural Gas 6,371,0992,217,960,264.1348.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
FirstEnergy W H SammisEnergy Harbor (100.00%)
Stratton Coal 6,302,924.026,715,304,024.141,065.43YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Oregon Clean Energy CenterAres Management (50.00%)
Oregon Natural Gas 5,703,1202,076,557,592.62364.11No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Ohio ranks 26th for electricity consumption per capita, with citizens consuming 12.33 megawatt hours per year per person.

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Ohio uses non-renewable sources to generate 10.15 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 28th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita.

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In Ohio, 118,586,166.64 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable sources. Ohio is 6th worst in the country for total electricity production from non-renewable fuel types.

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With a 0.00% decrease over the past year, Ohio’s population is estimated to be 11,689,100.

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Ohio has seen a 4.69% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production over the past 12 months.

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Ohio uses over 144,000,000 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 4th highest consumer of megawatt hours in the United States.

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Adams County27,6986No DataIcon representing missing value.11.06$105.35/mo
Allen County102,3517211.21$129.31/mo
Ashland County53,48411No DataIcon representing missing value.10.53$99.85/mo
Ashtabula County97,241529.54$67.03/mo
Athens County65,3276No DataIcon representing missing value.10.14$89.25/mo
Auglaize County45,65614312.01$116.88/mo
Belmont County67,0066No DataIcon representing missing value.11.49$105.83/mo
Brown County43,43210210.13$90.76/mo
Butler County383,1348911.77$110.59/mo
Carroll County26,9147111.05$99.83/mo
Champaign County38,8855No DataIcon representing missing value.10.05$110.00/mo
Clark County134,0837110.05$79.26/mo
Clermont County206,428529.10$81.84/mo
Clinton County41,9686No DataIcon representing missing value.8.18$71.42/mo
Columbiana County101,8838No DataIcon representing missing value.9.65$80.19/mo
Coshocton County36,6008111.04$101.62/mo
Crawford County41,4949211.53$98.39/mo
Cuyahoga County1,235,0725911.27$66.78/mo
Darke County51,1139610.60$120.20/mo
Defiance County38,0878211.15$118.88/mo
Delaware County209,1779111.38$105.76/mo
Erie County74,2667211.76$92.57/mo
Fairfield County157,5745No DataIcon representing missing value.10.78$107.37/mo
Fayette County28,5259No DataIcon representing missing value.8.45$74.68/mo
Franklin County1,316,75610410.69$86.53/mo
Fulton County42,1266111.68$106.73/mo
Gallia County29,8985211.67$110.53/mo
Geauga County93,6495No DataIcon representing missing value.9.57$65.15/mo
Greene County168,937618.16$70.69/mo
Guernsey County38,8755No DataIcon representing missing value.11.09$100.47/mo
Hamilton County817,473559.11$82.19/mo
Hancock County75,7836411.80$114.09/mo
Hardin County31,3658410.84$112.79/mo
Harrison County15,0407No DataIcon representing missing value.10.48$97.97/mo
Henry County27,00610313.28$123.82/mo
Highland County43,16110No DataIcon representing missing value.10.38$99.31/mo
Hocking County28,2645No DataIcon representing missing value.10.41$98.79/mo
Holmes County43,9608No DataIcon representing missing value.10.79$101.03/mo
Huron County58,26612No DataIcon representing missing value.11.83$101.01/mo
Jackson County32,4136No DataIcon representing missing value.12.21$111.85/mo
Jefferson County65,3256210.30$91.35/mo
Knox County62,3229110.98$104.07/mo
Lake County230,1495411.22$74.56/mo
Lawrence County59,4635No DataIcon representing missing value.11.26$104.84/mo
Licking County176,86210110.85$101.71/mo
Logan County45,67211111.51$110.93/mo
Lorain County309,8339610.71$94.36/mo
Lucas County428,348549.75$76.21/mo
Madison County44,73111No DataIcon representing missing value.9.49$81.52/mo
Mahoning County228,683429.38$76.49/mo
Marion County65,0939311.27$106.19/mo
Medina County179,7467311.39$93.27/mo
Meigs County22,9075110.73$97.64/mo
Mercer County41,1728No DataIcon representing missing value.10.67$121.19/mo
Miami County106,9877310.24$98.88/mo
Monroe County13,6547No DataIcon representing missing value.11.00$91.49/mo
Montgomery County531,687848.20$72.31/mo
Morgan County14,5086No DataIcon representing missing value.10.35$91.06/mo
Morrow County35,3289No DataIcon representing missing value.11.65$103.97/mo
Muskingum County86,2157110.91$98.47/mo
Noble County14,4247No DataIcon representing missing value.11.62$102.48/mo
Ottawa County40,5258210.82$82.58/mo
Paulding County18,6725610.77$112.90/mo
Perry County36,1345110.26$95.41/mo
Pickaway County58,4577110.75$108.91/mo
Pike County27,77225No DataIcon representing missing value.10.38$95.31/mo
Portage County162,466519.39$76.09/mo
Preble County40,8827No DataIcon representing missing value.9.89$95.81/mo
Putnam County33,86110111.41$133.46/mo
Richland County121,15416411.95$91.38/mo
Ross County76,6667110.28$96.51/mo
Sandusky County58,51810311.58$88.43/mo
Scioto County75,3147210.17$90.70/mo
Seneca County55,1789111.94$104.22/mo
Shelby County48,5908311.16$119.78/mo
Stark County370,6068111.84$95.13/mo
Summit County541,0137211.57$93.11/mo
Trumbull County197,9748410.16$70.28/mo
Tuscarawas County91,98712212.21$101.91/mo
Union County58,98810No DataIcon representing missing value.10.25$103.26/mo
Van Wert County28,2759211.09$122.66/mo
Vinton County13,0856No DataIcon representing missing value.10.71$98.13/mo
Warren County234,6026No DataIcon representing missing value.8.80$78.17/mo
Washington County59,9115311.17$97.54/mo
Wayne County115,7109310.86$96.41/mo
Williams County36,6929611.89$108.77/mo
Wood County130,81717512.67$106.13/mo
Wyandot County21,77211110.81$93.96/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Ohio’s primary fuel source used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They produce 51,700,815.13 megawatt hours from this fuel. Combined with Coal (38.84%) and Nuclear (14.47%), the three fuel types account for 95.57% of the production. The state's electricity use levels result in CO2 pollution totaling 77,707,799,123.83 kilograms, which is the 3rd most of any state in the US. Averaging 6,647.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the state ranks 11th worst for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. Ohio has 156 electricity generation plants, which is the 19th most in the United States and 46th most when considering facilities per citizen.

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Ohio Net Metering

Roughly 21.05% of the electric companies in Ohio offer net metering to their customers. At the state level, Ohio is known for restricted net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Ohio is 2.57%. This includes data from 93 companies, including AEP Ohio, Ohio Edison, and AES Ohio. For comparison, the US average energy loss is 2.72%. Ohio ranks 42nd worst in the nation for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private residents to consider installing solar panels at their private residence by giving rebates and tax breaks to people who choose to make those installs. Ohio currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. There are currently no statewide rebates available to citizens who are considering purchasing solar panels. The state only offers some optional tax exemptions for residents at their home. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the install of private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Consumers shopping for electricity options that are powered by renewable fuel types will benefit from statewide initiatives that encourage green energy usage. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electric providers who operate in the state. These standards require that a certain amount of electricity must be produced from green energy. Unfortunately, Ohio only has limited or optional standards plan established. Also, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Ohio

How many electric companies offer service in Ohio?

Ohio has 114 electricity companies operating in the area.

Where does Ohio get its electricity?

Ohio’s electricity is generated using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 42.27% of the fuel used in the state. Coal and Nuclear also make up 38.84% and 14.47% respectively.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Ohio?

By total revenue, AEP Ohio is the largest electricity provider in Ohio.

Does Ohio have a deregulated electricity market?

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

What power companies offer service in Ohio?

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1AEP Ohio925,983
2Ohio Edison330,573
3AES Ohio279,517
4Duke Energy Ohio273,400
5Illuminating Company188,708
6South Central Power Company120,382
7Toledo Edison96,725
8Cleveland Public Power73,600
9Hamilton Utilities29,436
10Licking Rural Electric25,941

What is a good electricity rate in Ohio?

A good electricity rate in Ohio would be anything below the state average of 12.13 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the different rates in the state range from 7.04 cents per kilowatt hour up to 16.42 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the average electric bill in Ohio?

The average electric bill in the state of Ohio in 2021 is $107 while the countrywide average is $120.

How many power plants are located in Ohio?

Ohio is home to 156 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Ohio?

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1Ambit Energy7.046,760
2Niles Electric Company8.0412,733
3Hubbard Electric8.114,388
4AES Ohio9.13279,517
5Wharton, Ohio Electric Utility9.51165
6Georgetown Ohio Utilities9.692,129
7Orrville Utilities10.337,468
8Bethel Village Utilities10.641,606
9Carey Electric10.681,891
10New Bremen Utilities10.841,617

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14