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Electricity In Utah

  • Population3,205,958
  • Total Consumption31,530,251 MWh / 9.83 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions22,491,222,026 kg
  • Total Production39,643,728 MWh / 12.37 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Utah

Utah residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.118/kWh$0.099/kWh$131.90/mo.$56.23/mo.
4th10.53¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Utah
2nd$81.18Average residential monthly electricity bill for Utah Residents

Energy Profile of Utah

Utah's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents in Utah enjoy a lower electricity rate than most people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 10.53 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average of 13.33 cents. There are over 50 electricity vendors in the state, but due to the electricity market regulations in place customers usually have only one or two electricity company options based on their geographic location. PacifiCorp is the largest vendor in the state based on residential customer count. The state is home to 3,205,958 citizens, making it the 30th largest state by population in the US. Residents in the state consume, on average, 9.83 megawatt hours of electricity each, making Utah the 37th highest ranked state based on electricity consumption per capita. The national average monthly electric bill is $120.11, while the Utah average is $81.18 per month. Utah is 2nd in the US for best average electricity bill total.

Electricity Providers in Utah

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PacifiCorp10.6679.397,743,460825,089,46521,643,193.9536,261,637,853.94
St George Utilities9.5294.98320,04930,472,006103,401949,331,471.58
Dixie Power7.85102.29291,31822,854,700No DataIcon representing missing value.337,541,835.26
Provo City Utilities11.2072.16256,65928,751,971198,859.331,141,140,303.18
Lehi City Power8.7764.81183,85916,126,000No DataIcon representing missing value.274,677,479.82
Bountiful Power10.6788.33154,48716,477,00029,230375,934,378.21
Moon Lake Electric 7.7876.95151,39311,785,7315,897762,966,908.43
Murray City Utilities9.2458.72115,96810,711,0008,838558,800,703.44
Logan Power10.5953.21105,28011,153,00016,503558,804,504.75
Garkane Energy10.5489.02104,89111,057,80022,024291,775,703.3

Power Plants in Utah

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HunterProvo City Utilities (2.23%)Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (5.25%)PacifiCorp (83.50%)Deseret Power (9.03%)
Coal 8,911,7028,799,144,474.81987.37YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Coal 7,027,086.016,584,121,395.28936.96YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,871,5272,268,325,187.52386.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
HuntingtonPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Coal 5,238,419.985,099,597,862.56973.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
BonanzaUtah Municipal Power Agency (3.75%)Deseret Power (96.25%)
Coal 2,724,210.992,646,641,779.03971.53YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Currant CreekPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,684,4611,064,996,230.76396.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Flaming GorgeUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 509,07231,390,803.9161.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Nebo Power StationUtah Associated Municipal Power Systems (100.00%)
Natural Gas 481,122218,555,148.14454.26No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Milford Wind Corridor I LLCLongroad Energy (100.00%)
Wind 394,66911,231,860.2228.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sunnyside Cogen Associates
Coal 393,430452,083,010.751,149.08YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Wind turbines produce 0.25 megawatt hours per year per person for Utah residents, which is 28th highest in the US.

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Utah produces 7.57 megawatt hours of electricity per person with coal per year, which is 9th highest in the United States.

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Utah produces 10,064,437.26 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 33rd in the United States for total natural gas production.

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Utah generates 1.6 megawatt hours per citizen of the state from renewable fuel sources. This makes Utah the 29th highest state for renewable generation per capita in the United States.

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Emitting 22,491,222,025.51 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases during electricity use, Utah comes in as the 23rd highest polluting state in the United States based on electricity emissions.

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With total production of 39,643,727.71 megawatt hours, Utah is the 36th largest total producer of any states in the US.

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Beaver County6,7109 providers169.87$73.34/mo
Box Elder County56,0469 providers210.59$76.11/mo
Cache County128,2895 providers310.47$65.25/mo
Carbon County20,4635 providers110.71$70.35/mo
Daggett County9507 providers111.56$73.08/mo
Davis County355,4815 providers410.41$81.68/mo
Duchesne County19,9388 providers18.80$73.31/mo
Emery County10,0124 providers310.64$80.52/mo
Garfield County5,0516 providers110.62$84.61/mo
Grand County9,75410 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$89.17/mo
Iron County54,83912 providers179.54$83.33/mo
Juab County12,0178 providers19.95$82.10/mo
Kane County7,8867 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.09$79.86/mo
Millard County13,18812 providers49.32$77.21/mo
Morgan County12,1244 providers110.66$79.39/mo
Piute County1,4794 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$83.26/mo
Rich County2,4834 providers110.66$79.39/mo
Salt Lake County1,160,4375 providers1410.33$75.43/mo
San Juan County15,30812 providers112.44$83.33/mo
Sanpete County30,9399 providers49.98$71.12/mo
Sevier County21,6206 providers110.38$81.07/mo
Summit County42,1456 providers210.97$75.59/mo
Tooele County72,2596 providers210.57$79.83/mo
Uintah County35,73410 providers110.98$73.69/mo
Utah County636,23513 providers910.51$79.90/mo
Wasatch County34,0916 providers410.26$76.75/mo
Washington County177,55615 providers89.56$89.39/mo
Wayne County2,7114 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.59$84.78/mo
Weber County260,2133 providers410.66$79.39/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 22,491,222,025.51 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases a year, Utah is the 23rd highest in the nation for total emissions from electricity production. Additionally, the state ranks 10th highest in the United States for emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Electricity producing facilities in the state primarily use Coal, which accounts for 61.18% (or 24,253,128.1 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the state. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Natural Gas at 25.39% and Solar at 7.64% of generation. Utah is home to 108 electricity generation plants, which is 32nd highest in the country and 25th most when counting power plants per person.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
61.18%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
25.39%
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Solar
7.64%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.18%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
2.03%
OTHER
Other
1.59%

Net Metering

There are 50 companies in Utah selling electricity. Of those 50,29 of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Utah has heavily restricted regulations for consumers interested in installing solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 30 providers in Utah that reported energy loss, including Provo City Utilities, St George Utilities, and Lehi City Power. Combined, these 30 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 2.69% of electricity produced. With a national average of 2.72%, Utah is ranked as the 39th worst state in the nation.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private residents to consider installing solar panels at their private residence by giving rebates and tax breaks to people who choose to make those installs. With over $2000 or 20% in tax credits for solar purchases, Utah has decent options for state solar tax credits. There are currently no statewide rebates available to citizens who are considering purchasing solar panels. There are currently no property tax exemptions for citizens in Utah who wish to purchase private solar panels. The state offers sales tax exemptions, but they are highly restricted, making it hard for some homeowners to qualify.

State Level Initiatives

Legislation enacted at the state level determines whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. Many states require green fuel sources to be a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation. These stipulations are known as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Utah, unfortunately, has only a limited or voluntary plan set up. In addition, there are currently no low income solar programs to help low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Utah

Where does Utah get its electricity?

Fuel types used for electricity generation in Utah include Coal (61.18%), Natural Gas (25.39%) and solar (7.64%).

How much does electricity cost in Utah?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 10.53 cents in Utah in 2021.