Kauai Island Utility Cooperative: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

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About Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 38.22 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.95% lower than the average state rate of 42.93 cents and 142.95% more than the nationwide average of 15.73. They sold 458,054 megawatt hours via retail sales in 2022. The electricity sourced by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is made up of multiple sources of megawatt hours including 214,153 megawatt hours generated in power plants they own and 270,010 acquired via wholesale channels.

The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $135.39, while the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative average is 50.69% higher at $204.01 per month. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative ranks 2863rd in the nation for average monthly bill amount. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is ranked as the 312th highest electricity producer out of 3517 providers in the United States. Of the 2 electricity providers that we track in the state, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is the 5th highest producer of megawatt hours from solar energy sources, with 39,371 megawatt hours generated. Electricity production facilities managed by the provider use non-renewable fuels to generate 85.06% of their total electricity production, or 224,174 megawatt hours. This amount ranks them at 275th out of 3517 providers in the country.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Net Metering

Net metering is accessible to consumers of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for residents. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell unused electricity back into the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is simply part of the process when working with electricity transmission. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative currently averages a loss of roughly 4.83% of the aggregate electricity they transmit. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's energy loss amounts place them at of 3rd best out of the 2 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 831st best out of 3517 in the nation.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in March and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.422/kWh$0.310/kWh$232.81/mo.$137.78/mo.
2917th38.22¢Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2863rd$204.01Average monthly electricity bill for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's residential customers

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Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:4463 Pahee Street Suite 1
    Lihue, Hawaii 96766
    United States of America
  • CEO:Jan TenBruggencate

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  • States Served:
    • Hawaii
  • Counties Served:
    • Kauai County
  • Major Cities Served:
    • Kapaa CDP
    • Lihue CDP
    • Wailua Homesteads CDP
    • Kalaheo CDP
    • Hanamaulu CDP
    • Puhi CDP
    • Kilauea CDP
    • Kekaha CDP
    • Anahola CDP
    • Lawai CDP

Quick Facts About Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is the 429th largest electricity company out of 3517 providers in the nation based on customer count.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative generates 14.94% of their electricity from sustainable fuel sources, which ranks them 323rd out of the 3517 suppliers we track in the country.

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Lowest Energy Loss
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Energy Loss

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.83%

Total Energy Loss

23,371MWh

831 National Rank

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Energy Makeup

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Kauai Island Utility Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Hawaii35,203171,901,8342100%

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Kauai County73,810138.11$204.01/mo

Power Plants Owned by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Kauai County HI Waste/other Oil 180,926128,963,528.49712.8
Kauai County HI Distillate Fuel Oil 43,24832,257,145.78745.86
Koloa CDP HI Solar 20,818
Anahola CDP HI Solar 18,553

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Fuel Makeup

WASTE/OTHER OIL
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
68.17%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
16.89%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
14.94%

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Kauai Island Utility Cooperative FAQ:

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative?

There are 4 power plants owned by or associated with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative.

What percentage of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

Power generation facilities owned by or associated with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative generate 14.94% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative customers?

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's current average bundled electricity rate is 38.22 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Hawaii bundled rate of 42.93 cents and the average nationwide rate of 15.73 cents.

What is the phone number for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative?

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative phone number is (808) 246-4300.

What percentage of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuels?

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative produces 85.06% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

How much is the average bundled bill for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative customers each month?

Consumers of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $204.01.

Who is the CEO of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative?

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative's current CEO is Jan TenBruggencate.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06