Electricity Rates in Utah

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Utah

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    39,447,982 MWh / 11.82 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    33,150,300 MWh / 9.93 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,594,855 MWh / 1.68 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    22,154,029,792 kg / 6,636.97 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    33,853,126 MWh / 10.14 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Utah

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.118/kWh$0.099/kWh$140.62/mo.$56.23/mo.
4th10.97¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Utah
1st$87.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Utah Residents

Utah Electricity Fuel Mix

Utah's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents of Utah enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the nation, with an average state electric rate of 10.97 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average of 15.34 cents. This ranks Utah as the 4th best priced state in the country using average electricity rate. There are 47 electricity providers that call the state home, but because of the electricity market regulations in place citizens often have only one or two electricity company options based on their geographic location. PacifiCorp has 1,010,057 residential customers, more than any other electricity provider in the state . The state has seen a 7.32% increase in electricity produced from solar energy over the course of the last year. The national average monthly residential power bill is $137.45, while the Utah average is $87.33 per month. Utah is 1st in the country for lowest average monthly bill amount. Residents in the state consume, on average, 9.93 megawatt hours of electricity each, which is the 38th highest amount of electricity use per capita in the country.

Residential Electricity Providers in Utah

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Dixie PowerBUNDLED7.73105.56359,89927,817,300
St George UtilitiesBUNDLED10.1299.78323,57432,761,402129,200
Provo City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.9569.08256,16128,059,241143,943.7
Lehi City PowerBUNDLED8.7772.16224,34319,685,000
Bountiful PowerBUNDLED10.8493.31161,33817,492,00033,141
Moon Lake ElectricBUNDLED8.3886.17160,49913,456,5975,839
Murray City UtilitiesBUNDLED9.2659.97126,48011,715,00016,541
Spanish Fork PowerBUNDLED9.4175.29118,39611,140,000
Logan PowerBUNDLED11.4062.7116,74413,311,00014,629

Commercial Electricity Providers in Utah

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Provo City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.88648.15401,07135,596,544143,943.7
St George UtilitiesBUNDLED8.86545376,07933,309,741129,200
Murray City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.26484.79228,01818,831,00016,541
Logan PowerBUNDLED9.44756.21219,23020,687,00014,629
Dixie PowerBUNDLED6.65407.73212,18914,101,100
Lehi City PowerBUNDLED9.34588.01208,74319,489,000
Spanish Fork PowerBUNDLED8.81525.91105,7139,315,000
Springville City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.83675.53104,88611,363,02717,580
Moon Lake ElectricBUNDLED8.53270.01100,4078,562,7085,839

Power Plants in Utah

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Emery County Coal 7,163,0826,981,564,053.11974.66
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Vineyard Natural Gas 6,592,9072,538,883,698.82385.09
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Millard County Coal 5,886,869.015,503,756,395.73934.92
Emery County Coal 5,698,823.015,474,529,900.87960.6412/2036
Uintah County Coal 3,496,6913,294,773,935.14942.25
Juab County Natural Gas 2,816,6341,118,605,773.18397.14
West Valley Generation ProjectUtah Municipal Power Agency (100.00%)
West Valley City Natural Gas 527,910291,815,514.62552.78
Sunnyside Cogen AssociatesSunnyside Holdings I, Inc. (50.00%)Colmac Utah, Inc. (50.00%)
East Carbon Coal 394,207461,964,792.561,171.88
Milford Wind Corridor I LLCLongroad Energy (100.00%)
Beaver County Wind 361,831
Payson Natural Gas 346,885165,723,253.08477.75

Quick Facts

During the previous year population has risen by 2.03% in the state of Utah, bringing the total number of citizens in the state to 3,337,975.

Utah is 30th highest in the US for electricity generation from wind per capita, averaging 0.22 megawatt hours per person generated from wind.

Of all US States, Utah is 28th in megawatt hours generated from wind turbines.

With a population of 3,337,975 citizens, Utah is the 30th most populated state in the United States.

As the 9th highest generator of solar power in the United States, Utah generates 3,798,407.52 megawatt hours.

Utah emitted 22,154,029,791.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity production, which is the 24th worst in the United States.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Beaver County6,96231611.15$85.67/mo
Box Elder County56,8914210.55$93.75/mo
Cache County131,7034411.16$85.24/mo
Carbon County20,2084211.15$85.54/mo
Daggett County5642112.71$73.79/mo
Davis County358,8314411.13$85.96/mo
Duchesne County19,651319.29$86.02/mo
Emery County9,8392311.16$85.71/mo
Garfield County5,0613110.59$89.67/mo
Grand County9,630211.16$85.71/mo
Iron County55,8395179.94$92.67/mo
Juab County11,6485210.83$84.32/mo
Kane County7,635310.50$90.26/mo
Millard County12,8608510.44$85.57/mo
Morgan County12,1623111.16$85.71/mo
Piute County1,809310.83$88.01/mo
Rich County2,5072111.16$85.71/mo
Salt Lake County1,173,33131311.13$85.40/mo
San Juan County14,6105111.96$83.31/mo
Sanpete County28,4587411.14$85.50/mo
Sevier County21,4714111.02$86.60/mo
Summit County42,1563213.32$76.40/mo
Tooele County71,3402211.16$85.71/mo
Uintah County35,488419.83$85.93/mo
Utah County648,2659811.19$88.28/mo
Wasatch County34,0284510.73$85.36/mo
Washington County176,5338810.62$88.83/mo
Wayne County2,500310.55$89.91/mo
Weber County259,3902411.16$85.71/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Utah is the 24th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 22,154,029,791.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total also equals a ranking of 12th worst in the country for pollution per capita. Coal makes up 57.31% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in Utah. Natural Gas and Solar make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 28.07% and 9.63% of total electricity generation, respectively. Utah has 108 power plants, which is the 33rd most in the country and 27th most when counting power plants per resident.

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Utah Net Metering

Utah has 34 out of 47 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Utah has restricted net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Utah is 1.95%. This includes data from 11 companies, including Provo City Utilities, St George Utilities, and Dixie Power. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.45%. Utah has a rank of 8th best in the United States for energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Encouraging private citizens to install solar panels can be a challenge due to high initial costs. Governments can help by issuing rebates and tax breaks to their citizens. Utah has a tax credit of either over $2000 or over 20% of the cost of solar panel purchases. The state offers no rebates to consumers who are purchasing private solar. Utah offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who purchase private solar panels, making it less attractive for consumers to do so. The state offers sales tax exemptions, but they are highly restricted, making it hard for some residents to qualify.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily find electricity plans with renewable fuel sources is partially determined by state level initiatives. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electric companies who operate in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be generated using green energy. Utah currently only has limited or optional standards established for electricity generators to follow. Additionally, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Utah, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Utah

What is a good electricity rate in Utah?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Utah in 2023 is 10.97 cents.

Where does Utah get its electricity?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in Utah is Coal, making up 57.31% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Natural Gas makes up 28.07% and Solar makes up 9.63%.

Does Utah have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens' electricity provider choices are often determined by their location or state legislation.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Utah?

The largest electricity provider in Utah by megawatt hours sold is PacifiCorp.

How many power plants are within Utah?

There are 108 electricity plants located in Utah.

How many electric companies offer service in Utah?

Utah is home to 47 electricity providers offering service in the area.

What is the average electric bill in Utah?

The average electric bill in the state of Utah in 2023 is $87 while the US average is $137.

What power companies are in Utah?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
2Provo City Utilities38,427
3St George Utilities32,455
4Lehi City Power25,495
5Dixie Power24,844
6Logan Power19,977
7Murray City Utilities19,518
8Moon Lake Electric17,711
9Bountiful Power17,276
10Spanish Fork Power13,817

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Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-24