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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

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ohio

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

Historical Pricing:
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 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 equivalent gases, while the nationwide average is 4,582.45. Selling 13,799,279 megawatt hours, First Energy 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 21774869.989000022 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.

Electricity Providers in Ohio

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AEP Ohio12.60115.999,289,2291,170,328,0003,486,742.6413,992,811,688.17
First Energy5.1142.326,061,769309,764,0009,719,960.5214,253,322,037.82
Dynegy Energy Services5.3948.353,408,406183,651,60018,330,4414,354,038,384.17
Ohio Edison 11.7398.73,086,685362,022,048No DataIcon representing missing value.2,263,685,812.03
AES Ohio9.1386.372,944,616268,986,000No DataIcon representing missing value.2,190,201,750.13
Duke Energy Ohio10.97105.872,921,486320,370,359-6804,156,035,084.29
AEP Energy5.7557.942,716,196156,078,200No DataIcon representing missing value.5,642,872,416.85
IGS Energy6.7658.512,349,133158,910,700No DataIcon representing missing value.4,235,980,335.1
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

Power Plants in Ohio

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Gavin Power, LLCLightstone Generation LLC (100.00%)
Coal 14,356,143.9413,796,976,746.05961.05YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
CardinalBuckeye Power (66.15%)AEP Ohio (33.85%)
Coal 9,932,503.949,158,507,912.85922.07YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
PerryFirst Energy (100.00%)
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%)
Natural Gas 9,424,4713,612,080,670.94383.27No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Davis Besse
Nuclear 7,973,178121,570,594.7615.25No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Miami FortVistra Energy Miami Fort (100.00%)
Coal 6,941,525.996,748,034,470.18972.13YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Waterford Power, LLCLightstone Generation LLC (100.00%)
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%)
Natural Gas 6,371,0992,217,960,264.1348.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
FirstEnergy W H Sammis
Coal 6,302,924.026,715,304,024.141,065.43YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Oregon Clean Energy CenterOregon Clean Energy Center (100.00%)
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 County27,69815 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.79$129.62/mo
Allen County102,35115 providers112.72$147.79/mo
Ashland County53,48422 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.77$116.47/mo
Ashtabula County97,24112 providers212.02$79.13/mo
Athens County65,3277 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.90$135.62/mo
Auglaize County45,65623 providers312.83$132.68/mo
Belmont County67,00611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.15$122.08/mo
Brown County43,43220 providers111.49$111.56/mo
Butler County383,13412 providers913.03$130.23/mo
Carroll County26,9149 providers113.47$119.58/mo
Champaign County38,88513 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$126.12/mo
Clark County134,08314 providers111.49$102.61/mo
Clermont County206,42818 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$107.75/mo
Clinton County41,96810 providers110.37$98.98/mo
Columbiana County101,88313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.79$108.17/mo
Coshocton County36,6008 providers113.66$129.72/mo
Crawford County41,49420 providers112.65$111.34/mo
Cuyahoga County1,235,07211 providers1013.07$81.04/mo
Darke County51,11323 providers611.73$130.04/mo
Defiance County38,08717 providers213.00$134.16/mo
Delaware County209,17718 providers212.46$117.28/mo
Erie County74,26618 providers113.15$108.68/mo
Fairfield County157,57410 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.04$112.04/mo
Fayette County28,5258 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.14$107.30/mo
Franklin County1,316,75617 providers412.00$103.33/mo
Fulton County42,12620 providers113.66$129.39/mo
Gallia County29,8985 providers214.16$138.07/mo
Geauga County93,64911 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.69$82.69/mo
Greene County168,93712 providers110.64$98.18/mo
Guernsey County38,8759 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.70$126.37/mo
Hamilton County817,47313 providers412.00$116.88/mo
Hancock County75,78326 providers413.09$130.09/mo
Hardin County31,36520 providers312.56$129.09/mo
Harrison County15,0409 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.61$125.30/mo
Henry County27,00622 providers513.26$131.81/mo
Highland County43,16111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.72$116.33/mo
Hocking County28,2644 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.63$128.47/mo
Holmes County43,96012 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.32$124.24/mo
Huron County58,26620 providers112.95$112.94/mo
Jackson County32,4136 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.81$134.65/mo
Jefferson County65,32510 providers213.14$124.35/mo
Knox County62,32216 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.12$121.72/mo
Lake County230,1494 providers313.50$82.83/mo
Lawrence County59,4636 providers114.14$139.74/mo
Licking County176,86215 providers112.49$119.08/mo
Logan County45,67218 providers313.10$139.03/mo
Lorain County309,83319 providers612.28$103.72/mo
Lucas County428,34817 providers513.07$108.91/mo
Madison County44,73114 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$107.19/mo
Mahoning County228,68313 providers211.55$86.78/mo
Marion County65,09318 providers312.61$115.11/mo
Medina County179,74616 providers312.69$103.56/mo
Meigs County22,9077 providers113.94$136.53/mo
Mercer County41,17220 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.39$127.47/mo
Miami County106,98714 providers311.78$118.11/mo
Monroe County13,65412 providers112.97$113.29/mo
Montgomery County531,68716 providers410.71$104.43/mo
Morgan County14,5086 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.68$127.50/mo
Morrow County35,32815 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.02$119.00/mo
Muskingum County86,2159 providers113.18$130.82/mo
Noble County14,4247 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.68$127.24/mo
Ottawa County40,52517 providers313.05$102.37/mo
Paulding County18,67215 providers612.90$136.70/mo
Perry County36,1347 providers112.56$126.58/mo
Pickaway County58,45710 providers111.88$109.50/mo
Pike County27,77211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.97$129.77/mo
Portage County162,46612 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.51$98.35/mo
Preble County40,88217 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.98$124.85/mo
Putnam County33,86112 providers112.78$145.75/mo
Richland County121,15420 providers712.87$109.27/mo
Ross County76,66610 providers112.76$126.56/mo
Sandusky County58,51825 providers313.14$105.22/mo
Scioto County75,31412 providers213.37$133.10/mo
Seneca County55,17827 providers113.05$110.12/mo
Shelby County48,59018 providers312.51$130.75/mo
Stark County370,60612 providers113.16$108.39/mo
Summit County541,01316 providers212.75$102.70/mo
Trumbull County197,9749 providers310.96$74.47/mo
Tuscarawas County91,98713 providers213.99$122.98/mo
Union County58,98819 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.44$117.74/mo
Van Wert County28,27513 providers212.17$137.40/mo
Vinton County13,0855 providers113.20$131.53/mo
Warren County234,60211 providers111.62$106.83/mo
Washington County59,9119 providers213.89$125.74/mo
Wayne County115,71015 providers512.62$115.18/mo
Williams County36,69220 providers712.81$121.75/mo
Wood County130,81724 providers513.14$109.04/mo
Wyandot County21,77215 providers212.41$116.13/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. Coal and Nuclear have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity generation. Coal makes up 38.84% of electricity generation and Nuclear accounts for 14.47% of total production in the state. Approximately 77,707,799,123.83 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases are released in the state because of electricity generation a year. Averaging 6,647.89 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases per citizen, the state ranks 11th highest for pollution per capita from electricity production. Ohio has 170 power plants, which is 17th highest in the country and 46th most when counting plants per capita.

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Net Metering

Roughly 13.09% 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 94 companies, including AEP Ohio, First Energy, and Ohio Edison . 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

What is the average electricity rate in Ohio?

Anything below the Ohio average of 12.13 cents per kilowatt hour should be considered a good rate. The rates in the state range from 3.06 cents to 16.42 cents per kilowatt hour, with Alpha Gas and Electric currently having the lowest rates.

Where does Ohio get its electricity?

Fuels used for electricity production in Ohio include Natural Gas (42.27%), Coal (38.84%) and solar (14.47%).

How much does electricity cost in Ohio?

The average price for electricity in Ohio in 2021 is 12.13 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).