Electricity in Puerto Rico

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Puerto Rico

  • Population
    see rank
    3,285,874
  • Total Production
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    18,383,217 MWh / 5.59 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    16,425,182 MWh / 5 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    396,615 MWh / 0.12 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    11,408,600,219 kg / 3,472.01 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
    see rank
    17,988,108 MWh / 5.47 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Puerto Rico

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.460/kWh$0.153/kWh$117.92/mo.$4.55/mo.
49th22.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Puerto Rico
7th$98.65Average residential monthly electricity bill for Puerto Rico Residents

Energy Profile of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Puerto Rico in 2022 is 22.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 62.54% above the nationwide average price of 13.99 cents. Puerto Rico is the 49th 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 5 megawatt hours used annually per person living in the state. During the course of the last 12 months, Puerto Rico has had a 7.55% drop in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production, which is an unfortunate trend. The state released 11,408,600,219.23 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 $98.65 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86.

Residential Electricity Providers in Puerto Rico

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Puerto Rico Electric Power AuthorityBUNDLED22.6895.736,897,2531,564,553,009

Power Plants in Puerto Rico

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

Quick Facts

Puerto Rico has had a 2.89% growth in the state's population over the previous year.

Puerto Rico ranks 33rd in the country in solar power generation, with 230,888.1 megawatt hours generated from solar power.

Puerto Rico ranks 36th highest in the United States for electricity per person produced from wind power. With a total production amount of 165,727 megawatt hours from wind and a population of 3,285,874, the state averages 0.05 megawatt hours per person a year from wind power.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in the state of Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

Puerto Rico is the 30th most populated state in the US.

Puerto Rico uses over 16,400,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs, making Puerto Rico the 41st largest consuming state in the United States.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adjuntas Municipio18,020122.68$95.73/mo
Aguada Municipio38,136122.68$95.73/mo
Aguadilla Municipio55,101122.68$95.73/mo
Aguas Buenas Municipio24,223122.68$95.73/mo
Aibonito Municipio24,637122.68$95.73/mo
Arecibo Municipio87,754122.68$95.73/mo
Arroyo Municipio15,843122.68$95.73/mo
Añasco Municipio25,596122.68$95.73/mo
Barceloneta Municipio22,657122.68$95.73/mo
Barranquitas Municipio28,983122.68$95.73/mo
Bayamón Municipio185,187122.68$95.73/mo
Cabo Rojo Municipio47,158122.68$95.73/mo
Caguas Municipio127,244122.68$95.73/mo
Camuy Municipio32,827122.68$95.73/mo
Canóvanas Municipio42,337122.68$95.73/mo
Carolina Municipio154,815122.68$95.73/mo
Cataño Municipio23,155122.68$95.73/mo
Cayey Municipio41,652122.68$95.73/mo
Ceiba Municipio11,307122.68$95.73/mo
Ciales Municipio16,984122.68$95.73/mo
Cidra Municipio39,970122.68$95.73/mo
Coamo Municipio34,668122.68$95.73/mo
Comerío Municipio18,883122.68$95.73/mo
Corozal Municipio34,571122.68$95.73/mo
Culebra Municipio1,792122.68$95.73/mo
Dorado Municipio35,879122.68$95.73/mo
Fajardo Municipio32,124122.68$95.73/mo
Florida Municipio11,692122.68$95.73/mo
Guayama Municipio36,614122.68$95.73/mo
Guayanilla Municipio17,784122.68$95.73/mo
Guaynabo Municipio89,780122.68$95.73/mo
Gurabo Municipio40,622122.68$95.73/mo
Guánica Municipio13,787122.68$95.73/mo
Hatillo Municipio38,486122.68$95.73/mo
Hormigueros Municipio15,654122.68$95.73/mo
Humacao Municipio50,896122.68$95.73/mo
Isabela Municipio42,943122.68$95.73/mo
Jayuya Municipio14,779122.68$95.73/mo
Juana Díaz Municipio46,538122.68$95.73/mo
Juncos Municipio37,012122.68$95.73/mo
Lajas Municipio23,334122.68$95.73/mo
Lares Municipio28,105122.68$95.73/mo
Las Marías Municipio8,874122.68$95.73/mo
Las Piedras Municipio35,180122.68$95.73/mo
Loíza Municipio23,693122.68$95.73/mo
Luquillo Municipio17,781122.68$95.73/mo
Manatí Municipio39,492122.68$95.73/mo
Maricao Municipio4,755122.68$95.73/mo
Maunabo Municipio10,589122.68$95.73/mo
Mayagüez Municipio73,077122.68$95.73/mo
Moca Municipio37,460122.68$95.73/mo
Morovis Municipio28,727122.68$95.73/mo
Naguabo Municipio23,386122.68$95.73/mo
Naranjito Municipio29,241122.68$95.73/mo
Orocovis Municipio21,434122.68$95.73/mo
Patillas Municipio15,985122.68$95.73/mo
Peñuelas Municipio20,399122.68$95.73/mo
Ponce Municipio137,491122.68$95.73/mo
Quebradillas Municipio23,638122.68$95.73/mo
Rincón Municipio15,187122.68$95.73/mo
Río Grande Municipio47,060122.68$95.73/mo
Sabana Grande Municipio22,729122.68$95.73/mo
Salinas Municipio25,789122.68$95.73/mo
San Germán Municipio31,879122.68$95.73/mo
San Juan Municipio342,259122.68$95.73/mo
San Lorenzo Municipio37,693122.68$95.73/mo
San Sebastián Municipio39,345122.68$95.73/mo
Santa Isabel Municipio20,281122.68$95.73/mo
Toa Alta Municipio66,852122.68$95.73/mo
Toa Baja Municipio75,293122.68$95.73/mo
Trujillo Alto Municipio67,740122.68$95.73/mo
Utuado Municipio28,287122.68$95.73/mo
Vega Alta Municipio35,395122.68$95.73/mo
Vega Baja Municipio54,414122.68$95.73/mo
Vieques Municipio8,249122.68$95.73/mo
Villalba Municipio22,093122.68$95.73/mo
Yabucoa Municipio30,426122.68$95.73/mo
Yauco Municipio34,172122.68$95.73/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Roughly 3,472.01 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident are emitted in the state, ranking them as the 37th highest polluter per capita in the US when it comes to pollution from electricity use. At 3,472.01 kilograms per person and 3,285,874 people in the state, the state emits 11,408,600,219.23 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 Natural Gas, which accounts for 43.22% (or 7,944,397.48 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. When taken together with Residual Fuel Oil (26.05%) and Coal (17.72%), these three fuel sources make up 86.98% 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
43.22%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
Residual Fuel Oil
Residual Fuel Oil
26.05%
COAL
Coal
Coal
17.72%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
10.87%
SOLAR
Solar
1.26%
OTHER
Other
0.90%

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 11.45%. With a countrywide average of 2.76%, Puerto Rico is the 50th 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 Energy in Puerto Rico

What is a good electricity rate in Puerto Rico?

The average electricity rate in Puerto Rico is 22.74 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 22.68 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 43.22%, 26.05% and 17.72% 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 2022 is $99 while the United States average is $124.

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 Authority22.681,489,161

What power companies are in Puerto Rico?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority1,489,161

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-02