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Electricity In Utah
- 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
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Utah
Utah residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.
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 $81.18 per month. Utah is 2nd in the US for best average electricity bill total.
Electricity Providers in Utah
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|St George Utilities||9.52||94.98||320,049||30,472,006||103,401||949,331,471.58|
|Provo City Utilities||11.20||72.16||256,659||28,751,971||198,859.33||1,141,140,303.18|
|Lehi City Power||8.77||64.81||183,859||16,126,000||274,677,479.82|
|Moon Lake Electric||7.78||76.95||151,393||11,785,731||5,897||762,966,908.43|
|Murray City Utilities||9.24||58.72||115,968||10,711,000||8,838||558,800,703.44|
Power Plants in Utah
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
HunterProvo City Utilities (2.23%)Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (5.25%)PacifiCorp (83.50%)Deseret Power (9.03%)
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
BonanzaUtah Municipal Power Agency (3.75%)Deseret Power (96.25%)
Currant CreekPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Flaming GorgeUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
Nebo Power StationUtah Associated Municipal Power Systems (100.00%)
Milford Wind Corridor I LLCLongroad Energy (100.00%)
Sunnyside Cogen Associates
Wind turbines produce 0.25 megawatt hours per year per person for Utah residents, which is 28th highest in the US.
Utah produces 7.57 megawatt hours of electricity per person with coal per year, which is 9th highest in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
With total production of 39,643,727.71 megawatt hours, Utah is the 36th largest total producer of any states in the US.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Beaver County||6,710||9 providers||16||9.87||$73.34/mo|
|Box Elder County||56,046||9 providers||2||10.59||$76.11/mo|
|Cache County||128,289||5 providers||3||10.47||$65.25/mo|
|Carbon County||20,463||5 providers||1||10.71||$70.35/mo|
|Daggett County||950||7 providers||1||11.56||$73.08/mo|
|Davis County||355,481||5 providers||4||10.41||$81.68/mo|
|Duchesne County||19,938||8 providers||1||8.80||$73.31/mo|
|Emery County||10,012||4 providers||3||10.64||$80.52/mo|
|Garfield County||5,051||6 providers||1||10.62||$84.61/mo|
|Grand County||9,754||10 providers||12.70||$89.17/mo|
|Iron County||54,839||12 providers||17||9.54||$83.33/mo|
|Juab County||12,017||8 providers||1||9.95||$82.10/mo|
|Kane County||7,886||7 providers||11.09||$79.86/mo|
|Millard County||13,188||12 providers||4||9.32||$77.21/mo|
|Morgan County||12,124||4 providers||1||10.66||$79.39/mo|
|Piute County||1,479||4 providers||10.61||$83.26/mo|
|Rich County||2,483||4 providers||1||10.66||$79.39/mo|
|Salt Lake County||1,160,437||5 providers||14||10.33||$75.43/mo|
|San Juan County||15,308||12 providers||1||12.44||$83.33/mo|
|Sanpete County||30,939||9 providers||4||9.98||$71.12/mo|
|Sevier County||21,620||6 providers||1||10.38||$81.07/mo|
|Summit County||42,145||6 providers||2||10.97||$75.59/mo|
|Tooele County||72,259||6 providers||2||10.57||$79.83/mo|
|Uintah County||35,734||10 providers||1||10.98||$73.69/mo|
|Utah County||636,235||13 providers||9||10.51||$79.90/mo|
|Wasatch County||34,091||6 providers||4||10.26||$76.75/mo|
|Washington County||177,556||15 providers||8||9.56||$89.39/mo|
|Wayne County||2,711||4 providers||10.59||$84.78/mo|
|Weber County||260,213||3 providers||4||10.66||$79.39/mo|
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.
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.