Puerto Rico Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Puerto Rico

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Puerto Rico

  • Population
    see rank
    3,221,789
  • Total Production
    see rank
    16,781,276 MWh / 5.21 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
    see rank
    17,296,659 MWh / 5.37 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
    see rank
    304,157 MWh / 0.09 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
    see rank
    11,804,258,684 kg / 3,663.88 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
    see rank
    16,478,434 MWh / 5.11 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.
44th22.57¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Puerto Rico
5th$101.27Average 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 2024 is 22.57 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 40.89% above the nationwide average price of 16.02 cents. Puerto Rico is the 44th 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. Residents in the state consume 5.37 megawatt hours of electricity each, making the state the 52nd highest ranked state based on electricity use per capita. The use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production has declined by 26.95% in Puerto Rico over the last 12 months. The state has seen a 12.11% decrease in the burning of coal for electricity generation during the past 12 months. Selling 16,867,143.97 megawatt hours, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is the largest electricity supplier in the state.

Residential Electricity Providers in Puerto Rico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Puerto Rico Electric Power AuthorityBUNDLED22.0993.447,008,770.111,548,103,450

Commercial Electricity Providers in Puerto Rico

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Puerto Rico Electric Power AuthorityBUNDLED24.171,291.298,183,267.641,978,155,918

Power Plants in Puerto Rico

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

Quick Facts

Citizens of Puerto Rico consume enough electricity to emit 3,663.88 kilograms each of CO2 gases per year, compared to the US average of 4,162.25.

Puerto Rico has the 43rd largest total electricity generation in the nation, generating 16,781,275.55 megawatt hours.

Wind turbines produce 0.03 megawatt hours per year per person for Puerto Rico residents, which is 37th highest in the nation.

Puerto Rico is the 37th worst polluting state in the United States based on electricity related emissions, emitting 11,804,258,683.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

Puerto Rico has no power generation plants and must import all of the electricity used in the state.

The population of Puerto Rico fell by 1.28% in the previous year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adjuntas Municipio18,068122.09$93.44/mo
Aguada Municipio38,307122.09$93.44/mo
Aguadilla Municipio55,241122.09$93.44/mo
Aguas Buenas Municipio24,567122.09$93.44/mo
Aibonito Municipio24,565122.09$93.44/mo
Arecibo Municipio86,090122.09$93.44/mo
Arroyo Municipio16,183122.09$93.44/mo
Añasco Municipio25,859122.09$93.44/mo
Barceloneta Municipio22,836122.09$93.44/mo
Barranquitas Municipio28,982122.09$93.44/mo
Bayamón Municipio181,577122.09$93.44/mo
Cabo Rojo Municipio47,403122.09$93.44/mo
Caguas Municipio125,136122.09$93.44/mo
Camuy Municipio32,885122.09$93.44/mo
Canóvanas Municipio42,811122.09$93.44/mo
Carolina Municipio151,571122.09$93.44/mo
Cataño Municipio23,536122.09$93.44/mo
Cayey Municipio42,134122.09$93.44/mo
Ceiba Municipio11,463122.09$93.44/mo
Ciales Municipio17,045122.09$93.44/mo
Cidra Municipio40,125122.09$93.44/mo
Coamo Municipio35,268122.09$93.44/mo
Comerío Municipio18,990122.09$93.44/mo
Corozal Municipio34,631122.09$93.44/mo
Culebra Municipio1,293122.09$93.44/mo
Dorado Municipio36,030122.09$93.44/mo
Fajardo Municipio32,336122.09$93.44/mo
Florida Municipio11,725122.09$93.44/mo
Guayama Municipio37,388122.09$93.44/mo
Guayanilla Municipio18,047122.09$93.44/mo
Guaynabo Municipio89,057122.09$93.44/mo
Gurabo Municipio41,237122.09$93.44/mo
Guánica Municipio14,297122.09$93.44/mo
Hatillo Municipio38,739122.09$93.44/mo
Hormigueros Municipio15,726122.09$93.44/mo
Humacao Municipio51,398122.09$93.44/mo
Isabela Municipio42,985122.09$93.44/mo
Jayuya Municipio14,877122.09$93.44/mo
Juana Díaz Municipio46,704122.09$93.44/mo
Juncos Municipio37,290122.09$93.44/mo
Lajas Municipio23,407122.09$93.44/mo
Lares Municipio28,092122.09$93.44/mo
Las Marías Municipio8,896122.09$93.44/mo
Las Piedras Municipio35,495122.09$93.44/mo
Loíza Municipio24,216122.09$93.44/mo
Luquillo Municipio17,917122.09$93.44/mo
Manatí Municipio39,693122.09$93.44/mo
Maricao Municipio5,389122.09$93.44/mo
Maunabo Municipio10,700122.09$93.44/mo
Mayagüez Municipio70,609122.09$93.44/mo
Moca Municipio37,532122.09$93.44/mo
Morovis Municipio29,069122.09$93.44/mo
Naguabo Municipio23,722122.09$93.44/mo
Naranjito Municipio29,200122.09$93.44/mo
Orocovis Municipio21,510122.09$93.44/mo
Patillas Municipio16,231122.09$93.44/mo
Peñuelas Municipio20,625122.09$93.44/mo
Ponce Municipio132,138122.09$93.44/mo
Quebradillas Municipio23,743122.09$93.44/mo
Rincón Municipio15,097122.09$93.44/mo
Río Grande Municipio47,630122.09$93.44/mo
Sabana Grande Municipio22,860122.09$93.44/mo
Salinas Municipio26,208122.09$93.44/mo
San Germán Municipio32,031122.09$93.44/mo
San Juan Municipio334,776122.09$93.44/mo
San Lorenzo Municipio37,822122.09$93.44/mo
San Sebastián Municipio39,351122.09$93.44/mo
Santa Isabel Municipio20,530122.09$93.44/mo
Toa Alta Municipio66,041122.09$93.44/mo
Toa Baja Municipio72,783122.09$93.44/mo
Trujillo Alto Municipio66,810122.09$93.44/mo
Utuado Municipio28,585122.09$93.44/mo
Vega Alta Municipio35,728122.09$93.44/mo
Vega Baja Municipio54,544122.09$93.44/mo
Vieques Municipio8,317122.09$93.44/mo
Villalba Municipio22,341122.09$93.44/mo
Yabucoa Municipio31,047122.09$93.44/mo
Yauco Municipio34,704122.09$93.44/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 3,663.88 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the state, ranking them as the 34th highest polluter per capita in the US when it comes to pollution from electricity use. At 3,663.88 kilograms per person and 3,221,789 people in the state, the state emits 11,804,258,683.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This is the 37th highest rank in the United States for total emissions. Power producing plants in the state most often use Natural Gas, which accounts for 44.06% (or 7,394,578 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. When taken together with Residual Fuel Oil (26.20%) and Coal (15.88%), these three fuel sources make up 86.14% 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.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
44.06%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
Residual Fuel Oil
Residual Fuel Oil
26.20%
COAL
Coal
Coal
15.88%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
12.06%
SOLAR
Solar
1.20%
OTHER
Other
0.61%

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 11.10%. With a countrywide average of 2.87%, Puerto Rico is the 51st 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 22.57 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 22.09 cents per kilowatt hour.

Where does Puerto Rico get its electricity?

The primary fuels used for electricity generation in Puerto Rico are Natural Gas, Residual Fuel Oil and Coal, making up 44.06%, 26.20% and 15.88% 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 2024 is $101 while the United States average is $138.

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 Authority22.091,508,845

What power companies are in Puerto Rico?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority1,508,845

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-03-29