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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 Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 residential 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.

Residential Electricity Providers in Utah

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PacifiCorp10.6679.397,743,460825,089,46521,643,193.9436,261,637,851.65
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 Utilities11.2072.16256,65928,751,971198,859.331,141,140,303.11
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 Electric7.7876.95151,39311,785,7315,897762,966,908.43
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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Emery County Coal 8,911,7028,799,144,474.81987.37YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Millard County Coal 7,027,0866,584,121,395.28936.96YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Vineyard Natural Gas 5,871,5272,268,325,187.52386.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Emery County Coal 5,238,419.985,099,597,862.56973.5YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Uintah County Coal 2,724,210.992,646,641,779.03971.53YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Juab County Natural Gas 2,684,4611,064,996,230.76396.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dutch John Conventional Hydroelectric 509,07231,390,803.9161.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Payson 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%)
Beaver County Wind 394,66911,231,860.2228.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sunnyside Cogen AssociatesColmac Utah, Inc. (50.00%)Sunnyside Holdings I, Inc. (50.00%)
East Carbon 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 emissions 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 County6,71041410.63$79.25/mo
Box Elder County56,0464210.42$87.95/mo
Cache County128,2894410.65$78.97/mo
Carbon County20,4633110.66$79.39/mo
Daggett County9503112.56$69.00/mo
Davis County355,4815410.62$79.70/mo
Duchesne County19,938418.29$77.38/mo
Emery County10,0123310.66$79.39/mo
Garfield County5,0514110.57$86.28/mo
Grand County9,7543No DataIcon representing missing value.10.66$79.39/mo
Iron County54,8394159.62$87.84/mo
Juab County12,0174110.09$76.17/mo
Kane County7,8864No DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$87.06/mo
Millard County13,188659.90$79.51/mo
Morgan County12,1243110.66$79.39/mo
Piute County1,4794No DataIcon representing missing value.10.59$85.07/mo
Rich County2,4833110.66$79.39/mo
Salt Lake County1,160,43741310.63$79.07/mo
San Juan County15,3086111.51$78.83/mo
Sanpete County30,9393410.66$79.39/mo
Sevier County21,6204110.64$81.02/mo
Summit County42,1455212.69$72.46/mo
Tooele County72,2594210.43$78.08/mo
Uintah County35,734618.71$77.74/mo
Utah County636,2357810.44$81.44/mo
Wasatch County34,091458.93$77.92/mo
Washington County177,5567810.11$83.60/mo
Wayne County2,7114No DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$86.25/mo
Weber County260,2133410.66$79.39/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 22,491,222,025.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Utah ranks 23rd worst in the United States for total emissions from electricity consumption. More importantly, the state averages 7,015.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state’s pollution levels. About 61.18% of the state of Utah’s electricity is generated using Coal. Natural Gas and Solar are also highly used fuel sources in the state, with 10,064,437.26 (25.39%) and 3,027,832.69 (7.64%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively. Utah has 102 power plants within its borders. This is the 32nd highest number of plants within a single state and the 23rd highest number of plants per person in a state.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
61.18%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
25.39%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
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%

Utah Net Metering

There are 49 companies in Utah selling electricity. Of those 49,27 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

What is the average electric bill in Utah?

The Utah average electricity bill is $81 so far in 2021.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Utah?

By total customer count, PacifiCorp is the largest electricity supplier in Utah.

Where does Utah get its electricity?

Coal is the fuel used for electricity production in Utah, accounting for 61.18% of production. Natural Gas and Solar also account for 25.39% and 7.64% respectively.

How many power plants are within Utah?

Utah has 102 active electricity plants generating electricity for the state.

Does Utah have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Utah has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.

How much does electricity cost in Utah?

Anything below the Utah average of 10.53 cents per kilowatt hour should be considered a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 6.54 cents to 16.23 cents per kilowatt hour, with Helper City Utilities currently having the lowest rates.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Utah?

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1Helper City Utilities6.541,250
2Oak City, Utah Electric Utility7.22278
3Moon Lake Electric7.7817,389
4Dixie Power7.8520,912
5Meadow Town Corporation Electric Utility8.23180
6Spring City, Utah Electric Utility8.30680
7Beaver Electric8.361,736
8Monroe, Utah Electric Utility8.491,175
9Mount Pleasant, Utah Electric Utility8.662,315
10Ephraim, Utah Electric Utility8.742,370

What electricity companies offer service in Utah?

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1PacifiCorp968,430
2Provo City Utilities37,794
3St George Utilities31,887
4Lehi City Power22,995
5Dixie Power20,912
6Logan Power19,743
7Murray City Utilities18,456
8Moon Lake Electric17,389
9Bountiful Power17,184
10Spanish Fork Power12,978

How many electric companies offer service in Utah?

There are 49 electricity suppliers serving customers in Utah.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-13