Columbia MO Utilities

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About Columbia MO Utilities

Columbia MO Utilities is a municipally owned entity operating in Columbia, Missouri and rural areas of Boone County. The company has 44,367 residential accounts, 6,910 commercial customers and 30 industrial customers whom they provide electricity to. On average, Columbia MO Utilities' residential electricity price is 11.96 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.26% less than the nationwide average rate of 14.11 cents. The provider had total sales and disposition of 1,215,579 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 1,127,707 megawatt hours were from sales to end users and 64,785 were by way of wholesale channels. Electricity production facilities owned by Columbia MO Utilities produced 4.69% of the megawatt hours sourced by the provider and an additional 95.31% was purchased by way of wholesale channels. In 2020, they made a total of $128,950,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had revenue of $849,000 coming from wholesale electricity sales and $117,913,000 from retail sales to end users.

The average residential electricity bill for a consumer of Columbia MO Utilities is $97.21. Customers of the company pay a 20.68% markdown compared to other residents of the state. The provider's electricity production facilities have output of 46,399 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas as the fuel source. They rank 9th out of the 123 companies we track in the state for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used. With 46,406.24 megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuels, Columbia MO Utilities is the 16th largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources in the state out of 123 suppliers.

Columbia MO Utilities Net Metering

Net metering services are available to consumers of Columbia MO Utilities. The purchase of solar panels and other electricity sources is often too expensive for individuals. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell excess kilowatt hours back to the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources more financially friendly.

Energy Loss

All electricity suppliers who generate electricity suffer from some energy loss via heat depletion or alternative factors. Columbia MO Utilities is not an exception, as they average a yearly loss of around 1.08% of the total electricity they produce. The state of Missouri has an energy loss average of 2.87% and the countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Columbia MO Utilities receiving a rank of 83rd best out of 3509 providers reporting energy loss in the country.

Columbia MO Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Columbia MO Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.116/kWh$102.09/mo.$90.57/mo.
1423rd11.96¢Columbia MO Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
956th$97.21Average monthly electricity bill for Columbia MO Utilities' residential customers

Columbia MO Utilities Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:701 East Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65201
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Dave Sorrell

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Quick Facts About Columbia MO Utilities

Based on megawatt hours generated, Columbia MO Utilities is the 19th largest supplier out of 139 providers in the state.

As the 387th largest producer of electricity in the country, Columbia MO Utilities generates 65,139 megawatt hours of electricity.

Energy Loss

Columbia MO Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


83 National Rank

Columbia MO Utilities Energy Makeup

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Columbia MO Utilities State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Columbia MO Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Boone County183,610611.47$122.59/mo

Power Plants Owned by Columbia MO Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Columbia (MO)Columbia MO Utilities (100.00%)Shelter Insurance Companies (0.00%)
Columbia MO Natural Gas 41,64727,861,317.21668.99
Columbia Energy CenterColumbia MO Utilities (100.00%)
Columbia MO Natural Gas 23,49215,551,249.28661.98

Columbia MO Utilities Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil

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Columbia MO Utilities FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Columbia MO Utilities?

Columbia MO Utilities' current CEO is Dave Sorrell.

What is the phone number for Columbia MO Utilities?

You can reach Columbia MO Utilities by phone via (573) 874-2489.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Columbia MO Utilities customers?

Consumers of Columbia MO Utilities, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 11.96 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What percentage of Columbia MO Utilities' electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Electric generation plants owned by or associated with Columbia MO Utilities produce 71.24% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

How much is the average bundled bill for Columbia MO Utilities customers each month?

Customers of Columbia MO Utilities pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $97.21.

What percentage of Columbia MO Utilities' electricity is produced using renewable fuel sources?

Electric generation plants owned by or associated with Columbia MO Utilities generate 28.76% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Columbia MO Utilities?

Columbia MO Utilities owns or is associated with 2 power plants.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-08-01