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About Kentucky Utilities

Kentucky Utilities is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and supplies electricity in 3 states within the nation. With 565,782 customers, the supplier serves 465,477 residential customers, 98,557 commercial customers and 1,748 industrial locations. The residential electricity price for customers of Kentucky Utilities is, on average, 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour , which is lower than United States average price of 14.11 cents per kilowatt hour. In 2020 Kentucky Utilities had retail sales of 17,468,466.6 megawatt hours and wholesale sales of 17,468,466.6 megawatt hours. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 91.04% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 6.83%. The total revenue for the company for 2020 from electricity sales was $1,710,668,900, with 3.80% coming from sales to the wholesale electricity market and 94.01% from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer of Kentucky Utilities is $137.16 per month. Consumers of the company pay 8.90% more compared to the rest of the country. Electricity generation plants managed by the supplier use non-renewable fuel sources to generate 99.65% of their total electricity generation, or 30,007,557.08 megawatt hours. They rank 40th out of 3509 companies in the United States. Production by the company from natural gas totals 4,367,970.41 megawatt hours, which is around 14.51% of their total generation. There are 25,608,110.79 megawatt hours generated by the supplier from the burning of coal.

Kentucky Utilities Net Metering

Fortunately, Kentucky Utilities offers net metering options to consumers. This is a positive for any consumer considering purchasing private solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused megawatt hours into the grid.

Energy Loss

All electricity companies who produce electricity suffer from some amount of energy loss from heat depletion or alternative causes. Kentucky Utilities is not an exception, as they average an annual loss of around 4.24% of the electricity they transmit. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This results in Kentucky Utilities receiving a ranking of 716th best out of 3509 suppliers in the nation.

Kentucky Utilities Rate & Electric Bills

Kentucky Utilities residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.092/kWh$209.82/mo.$82.46/mo.
1436th11.99¢Kentucky Utilities' Average residential price per kWh
2318th$137.16Average monthly electricity bill for Kentucky Utilities' residential customers

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Quick Facts About Kentucky Utilities

As the 48th largest generator of electricity in the nation, Kentucky Utilities generates 30,112,153.06 megawatt hours of electricity.

Kentucky Utilities generates 0.05% of its total megawatt hours generated from solar energy sources, which is 221st in the US out of 3509 companies for percentage of total electricity production that comes from solar power.

Kentucky Utilities is the 82nd largest supplier out of 3509 providers in the United States based on number of customers.

Roughly 0.30% of Kentucky Utilities' total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

Kentucky Utilities is 446th in the nation out of the 3509 for the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuels.

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Energy Loss

Kentucky Utilities' energy loss due to business operations.


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716 National Rank

Kentucky Utilities Energy Makeup

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Kentucky Utilities State Coverage

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

Kentucky Utilities County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Adair County18,90359.66$101.48/mo
Anderson County23,852210.31$124.20/mo
Ballard County7,728211.84$135.22/mo
Barren County44,485610.52$112.83/mo
Bath County12,750310.62$112.16/mo
Bell County24,097211.69$133.73/mo
Bourbon County20,252411.08$127.22/mo
Boyle County30,614211.47$130.75/mo
Bracken County8,400310.80$123.87/mo
Bullitt County82,21739.60$109.19/mo

Power Plants Owned by Kentucky Utilities

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Trimble County KY Coal 10,582,829.038,937,819,428.92844.56
Carroll County KY Coal 10,059,06610,100,009,854.271,004.07
Madison IN Coal 5,530,1025,545,640,320.751,002.81
Massac County IL Coal 5,205,975.025,734,144,515.331,101.45
Gallia County OH Coal 4,874,0834,768,479,730.87978.33
Louisville/Jefferson County metro government KY Natural Gas 4,015,6981,487,413,576.32370.4
Mercer County KY Coal 1,378,2051,311,366,841.8951.5
Garrard County KY Conventional Hydroelectric 88,976
Louisville/Jefferson County metro government KY Natural Gas 87,24859,622,726.1683.37
Massac County IL Natural Gas 61,40347,130,545767.56

Kentucky Utilities Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Conventional Hydroelectric
Distillate Fuel Oil

Cities Kentucky Utilities Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Kentucky Utilities FAQ:

What company is Kentucky Utilities owned by?

Kentucky Utilities is a subsidiary of PPL Electric Utilities.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Kentucky Utilities customers?

Customers of Kentucky Utilities, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many states does Kentucky Utilities provider electricity in?

Kentucky Utilities offers service in 3 states.

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

Kentucky Utilities owns or is associated with 11 power plants.

How many counties does Kentucky Utilities offer service in?

There are 81 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Kentucky Utilities.

Who is the CEO of Kentucky Utilities?

The CEO of Kentucky Utilities is John R. Crockett III.

What is the phone number for Kentucky Utilities?

The Kentucky Utilities phone number is (502) 589-1444.

Does Kentucky Utilities have any subsidiary companies?

Ohio Valley Electric Corporation is owned by Kentucky Utilities.

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

Consumers of Kentucky Utilities pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $137.16.

What percentage of Kentucky Utilities' electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuels?

Power plants owned by or associated with Kentucky Utilities produce 99.65% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

What cities does Kentucky Utilities have customers in in?

Kentucky Utilities serves electricity in 195 cities throughout the US.

What percentage of Kentucky Utilities' electricity is generated using renewable fuels?

Kentucky Utilities produces 0.35% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-15