Electricity in Utah

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Utah

  • Population
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    3,271,616
  • Total Production
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    42,656,779 MWh / 13.04 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    32,635,131 MWh / 9.98 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,497,220 MWh / 1.68 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    22,707,329,109 kg / 6,940.71 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    37,159,559 MWh / 11.36 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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.118/kWh$0.099/kWh$131.90/mo.$56.23/mo.
3rd10.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Utah
1st$82.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Utah Residents

Energy Profile of Utah

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 10.59 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average of 13.99 cents. This ranks Utah as the 3rd best priced state in the country using average electricity rate. There are 46 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. With 989,777 residential customers, PacifiCorp is the largest vendor in the state. The power grid in the state has an average of 1.77 outages per customer per year, with outages lasting around 133.61 minutes per outage. The US average for outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. Citizens of the state use 32,635,131 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, ranking Utah as the 35th largest consuming state in the country. Electricity suppliers in the state increased their production of megawatt hours from wind by 2.97%.

Residential Electricity Providers in Utah

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.7581.638,068,920867,087,89923,484,745.56
Dixie PowerBUNDLED7.68107.21337,068.7825,892,028.13
St George UtilitiesBUNDLED9.9498.05320,25531,831,701103,401
Provo City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.8765.7253,53827,557,905206,385.11
Lehi City PowerBUNDLED8.7673.07214,54518,792,000
Bountiful PowerBUNDLED10.6790.42158,58916,916,00029,230
Moon Lake ElectricBUNDLED8.0177.73149,98112,011,0355,897
Murray City UtilitiesBUNDLED9.2660.52123,89511,471,0008,838
Spanish Fork PowerBUNDLED9.7777.17112,42310,984,000
Garkane EnergyBUNDLED10.3190.54111,96211,538,80022,024

Power Plants in Utah

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Emery County Coal 9,248,963.019,049,835,151.3978.47Yes
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Millard County Coal 7,580,586.017,075,689,988.96933.4Yes
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Vineyard Natural Gas 6,389,3552,459,354,028.04384.91
Emery County Coal 6,263,657.995,965,508,905.52952.4Yes
Uintah County Coal 2,916,082.992,759,565,927.78946.33Yes
Juab County Natural Gas 2,746,2901,085,119,925.54395.12
Payson Natural Gas 543,609247,974,901.86456.16
Milford Wind Corridor I LLCLongroad Energy (100.00%)
Beaver County Wind 415,707
Sunnyside Cogen AssociatesSunnyside Holdings I, Inc. (50.00%)Colmac Utah, Inc. (50.00%)
East Carbon Coal 400,898463,279,286.541,155.6Yes
Cove Mountain Solar 2Cove Mountain Solar 2 LLC (100.00%)
Iron County Solar 331,362

Quick Facts

Utah citizens pay an average monthly residential electric bill of $82.94, which is 33.04% lower than the US average bill of $123.86.

Roughly 87.11% of Utah's electricity is generated using non-renewable fuel sources, making it the 29th worst state for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels.

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

Utah is the 31st most populated state in the United States.

Utah ranks 8th in the US in solar power generation, with 3,473,256.11 megawatt hours produced from solar power.

Utah uses non-renewable sources to produce 11.36 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 17th highest state for non-renewable production per capita.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Beaver County7,0723510.74$81.59/mo
Box Elder County57,666410.40$90.94/mo
Cache County133,1544110.76$81.11/mo
Carbon County20,4124110.74$81.49/mo
Daggett County935212.24$70.39/mo
Davis County362,6794110.72$81.87/mo
Duchesne County19,59638.90$79.01/mo
Emery County9,8252310.75$81.63/mo
Garfield County5,083310.46$87.45/mo
Grand County9,669210.75$81.63/mo
Iron County57,289579.66$90.63/mo
Juab County11,7865210.40$79.53/mo
Kane County7,667310.42$88.32/mo
Millard County12,9758310.04$81.07/mo
Morgan County12,295310.75$81.63/mo
Piute County1,438310.58$85.01/mo
Rich County2,5102110.75$81.63/mo
Salt Lake County1,185,2383510.73$81.37/mo
San Juan County14,5185111.58$80.62/mo
Sanpete County28,437710.73$81.43/mo
Sevier County21,5224110.68$82.94/mo
Summit County42,357312.86$74.38/mo
Tooele County72,6982110.75$81.63/mo
Uintah County35,620419.43$79.76/mo
Utah County659,3999310.76$83.80/mo
Wasatch County34,788410.32$80.72/mo
Washington County180,2798110.28$85.84/mo
Wayne County2,486310.44$87.82/mo
Weber County262,223210.75$81.63/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 22,707,329,108.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total also equals a ranking of 10th worst in the country for pollution per capita. Coal makes up 61.83% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in Utah. Natural Gas and Solar make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 24.74% and 8.14% of total electricity generation, respectively. Utah has 36 power plants, which is the 28th most in the country and 16th most when counting power plants per resident.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
61.83%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
24.74%
SOLAR
Solar
8.14%
WIND
Wind
1.94%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.78%
OTHER
Other
1.57%

Utah Net Metering

Utah has 31 out of 46 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 2.08%. This includes data from 12 companies, including Provo City Utilities, St George Utilities, and Lehi City Power. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. Utah has a rank of 10th 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 Energy in Utah

What is a good electricity rate in Utah?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Utah in 2022 is 10.59 cents.

Where does Utah get its electricity?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in Utah is Coal, making up 61.83% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Natural Gas makes up 24.74% and Solar makes up 8.14%.

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 36 electricity plants located in Utah.

How many electric companies offer service in Utah?

Utah is home to 46 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 2022 is $83 while the US average is $124.

What power companies are in Utah?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1PacifiCorp989,777
2Provo City Utilities39,538
3St George Utilities32,116
4Lehi City Power23,819
5Dixie Power22,962
6Logan Power19,887
7Murray City Utilities19,057
8Moon Lake Electric17,508
9Bountiful Power17,254
10Spanish Fork Power13,359

What is the cheapest electricity company in Utah?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Meadow Town Corporation Electric Utility5.68173
2Helper City Utilities5.961,276
3Dixie Power7.6822,962
4Moon Lake Electric8.0117,508
5Nephi City Electric Utilities8.172,569
6Spring City, Utah Electric Utility8.28593
7Beaver Electric8.401,728
8Ephraim, Utah Electric Utility8.702,380
9Lehi City Power8.7623,819
10Hurricane City Power Utilities8.827,394

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-25