Electricity Rates in Puerto Rico

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Puerto Rico

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    17,425,081 MWh / 5.34 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    15,909,400 MWh / 4.87 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    362,348 MWh / 0.11 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    11,750,225,703 kg / 3,600.41 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    17,064,048 MWh / 5.23 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.460/kWh$0.153/kWh$173.07/mo.$4.55/mo.
51st28.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Puerto Rico
14th$113.83Average residential monthly electricity bill for Puerto Rico Residents

Puerto Rico Electricity Fuel Mix

Puerto Rico's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Puerto Rico in 2023 is 28.09 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 83.07% above the nationwide average price of 15.34 cents. Puerto Rico is the 51st lowest priced state in the nation by average electric rate. The state is home to 1 electric providers, but consumers are most often stuck with only one or two supplier choices due to the fact that Puerto Rico has a regulated electricity market. Puerto Rico ranks as the 52nd highest state in the nation for electricity use per capita, with an average of 4.87 megawatt hours used annually per person living in the state. During the course of the last 12 months, Puerto Rico has had a 22.56% drop in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production, which is an unfortunate trend. The state released 11,750,225,702.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, causing them to be the 38th worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 output. The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer in Puerto Rico is $113.83 per month, while the nationwide average is $137.45.

Residential Electricity Providers in Puerto Rico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Puerto Rico Electric Power AuthorityBUNDLED28.20108.846,353,1171,791,262,783

Commercial Electricity Providers in Puerto Rico

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Puerto Rico Electric Power AuthorityBUNDLED31.001,516.147,502,1312,325,751,431

Power Plants in Puerto Rico

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date

Quick Facts

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity supplier in Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

No electricity generation takes place in Puerto Rico, meaning the state must import their electricity from other states.

With total production of 17,425,080.79 megawatt hours, Puerto Rico is the 44th highest total generator of all states in the nation.

Residents of Puerto Rico consume enough electricity to emit 3,600.41 kilograms each of CO2 gases per year, which is the 35th highest amount of pollution from electric use for a state in the nation.

Puerto Rico has had a 0.68% population decline over the previous year.

Puerto Rico generates 362,347.76 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel types. This ranks Puerto Rico 50th in the US for total sustainable electricity generation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adjuntas Municipio18,068128.20$108.84/mo
Aguada Municipio38,307128.20$108.84/mo
Aguadilla Municipio55,241128.20$108.84/mo
Aguas Buenas Municipio24,567128.20$108.84/mo
Aibonito Municipio24,565128.20$108.84/mo
Arecibo Municipio88,017128.20$108.84/mo
Arroyo Municipio16,183128.20$108.84/mo
Añasco Municipio25,859128.20$108.84/mo
Barceloneta Municipio22,836128.20$108.84/mo
Barranquitas Municipio28,982128.20$108.84/mo
Bayamón Municipio185,939128.20$108.84/mo
Cabo Rojo Municipio47,403128.20$108.84/mo
Caguas Municipio128,182128.20$108.84/mo
Camuy Municipio32,885128.20$108.84/mo
Canóvanas Municipio42,811128.20$108.84/mo
Carolina Municipio155,886128.20$108.84/mo
Cataño Municipio23,536128.20$108.84/mo
Cayey Municipio42,134128.20$108.84/mo
Ceiba Municipio11,463128.20$108.84/mo
Ciales Municipio17,045128.20$108.84/mo
Cidra Municipio40,125128.20$108.84/mo
Coamo Municipio35,268128.20$108.84/mo
Comerío Municipio18,990128.20$108.84/mo
Corozal Municipio34,631128.20$108.84/mo
Culebra Municipio1,293128.20$108.84/mo
Dorado Municipio36,030128.20$108.84/mo
Fajardo Municipio32,336128.20$108.84/mo
Florida Municipio11,725128.20$108.84/mo
Guayama Municipio37,388128.20$108.84/mo
Guayanilla Municipio18,047128.20$108.84/mo
Guaynabo Municipio90,014128.20$108.84/mo
Gurabo Municipio41,237128.20$108.84/mo
Guánica Municipio14,297128.20$108.84/mo
Hatillo Municipio38,739128.20$108.84/mo
Hormigueros Municipio15,726128.20$108.84/mo
Humacao Municipio51,398128.20$108.84/mo
Isabela Municipio42,985128.20$108.84/mo
Jayuya Municipio14,877128.20$108.84/mo
Juana Díaz Municipio46,704128.20$108.84/mo
Juncos Municipio37,290128.20$108.84/mo
Lajas Municipio23,407128.20$108.84/mo
Lares Municipio28,092128.20$108.84/mo
Las Marías Municipio8,896128.20$108.84/mo
Las Piedras Municipio35,495128.20$108.84/mo
Loíza Municipio24,216128.20$108.84/mo
Luquillo Municipio17,917128.20$108.84/mo
Manatí Municipio39,693128.20$108.84/mo
Maricao Municipio5,389128.20$108.84/mo
Maunabo Municipio10,700128.20$108.84/mo
Mayagüez Municipio74,146128.20$108.84/mo
Moca Municipio37,532128.20$108.84/mo
Morovis Municipio29,069128.20$108.84/mo
Naguabo Municipio23,722128.20$108.84/mo
Naranjito Municipio29,200128.20$108.84/mo
Orocovis Municipio21,510128.20$108.84/mo
Patillas Municipio16,231128.20$108.84/mo
Peñuelas Municipio20,625128.20$108.84/mo
Ponce Municipio139,245128.20$108.84/mo
Quebradillas Municipio23,743128.20$108.84/mo
Rincón Municipio15,097128.20$108.84/mo
Río Grande Municipio47,630128.20$108.84/mo
Sabana Grande Municipio22,860128.20$108.84/mo
Salinas Municipio26,208128.20$108.84/mo
San Germán Municipio32,031128.20$108.84/mo
San Juan Municipio344,791128.20$108.84/mo
San Lorenzo Municipio37,822128.20$108.84/mo
San Sebastián Municipio39,351128.20$108.84/mo
Santa Isabel Municipio20,530128.20$108.84/mo
Toa Alta Municipio67,602128.20$108.84/mo
Toa Baja Municipio76,248128.20$108.84/mo
Trujillo Alto Municipio68,001128.20$108.84/mo
Utuado Municipio28,585128.20$108.84/mo
Vega Alta Municipio35,728128.20$108.84/mo
Vega Baja Municipio54,544128.20$108.84/mo
Vieques Municipio8,317128.20$108.84/mo
Villalba Municipio22,341128.20$108.84/mo
Yabucoa Municipio31,047128.20$108.84/mo
Yauco Municipio34,704128.20$108.84/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 3,600.41 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the state, ranking them as the 35th highest polluter per capita in the US when it comes to pollution from electricity use. At 3,600.41 kilograms per person and 3,263,584 people in the state, the state emits 11,750,225,702.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This is the 38th highest rank in the United States for total emissions. Power producing plants in the state most often use Residual Fuel Oil, which accounts for 38.85% (or 6,769,143.54 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. When taken together with Natural Gas (33.14%) and Coal (17.38%), these three fuel sources make up 89.37% of the state electricity production. Puerto Rico has no electricity producing plants within its borders. This puts it in a tie for last for total power plants and power plants per citizen in a state.

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Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

Puerto Rico Net Metering

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is the only provider we have covering Puerto Rico. Fortunately for consumers they do allow for net metering, making personal solar power installs an option. The state of Puerto Rico has poor state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

In Puerto Rico one company reports energy loss, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. They average an annual energy loss of 12.08%. With a countrywide average of 2.45%, Puerto Rico is the 52nd best state in the nation.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to encourage home installs of solar can do so by passing tax and rebate incentives. Puerto Rico, unfortunately, has no tax credits offered to residents who install solar. The state offers no rebates to consumers who are installing private solar. Puerto Rico offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who purchase solar panels. Citizens in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

State level initiatives play a huge part in whether customers in a state can afford to purchase personal solar systems or find electricity plans that are based on renewable fuels. Many states require green fuel types to be a portion of the fuel used for electricity generation. These guidelines are known as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Unfortunately, the state of Puerto Rico has no requirements in place at this time. Additionally, 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 Electricity in Puerto Rico

What is a good electricity rate in Puerto Rico?

The average electricity rate in Puerto Rico is 28.09 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, at 28.20 cents per kilowatt hour.

Where does Puerto Rico get its electricity?

The primary fuels used for electricity generation in Puerto Rico are Residual Fuel Oil, Natural Gas and Coal, making up 38.85%, 33.14% and 17.38% respectively.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Puerto Rico?

By total megawatt hours sold, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is the largest electricity company in Puerto Rico.

What is the average electric bill in Puerto Rico?

The average electricity bill in the state of Puerto Rico in 2023 is $114 while the United States average is $137.

Does Puerto Rico have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Puerto Rico has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Puerto Rico?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority28.201,499,950

What power companies are in Puerto Rico?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority1,499,950

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-08-01