Electricity Rates in Utah

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Utah

  • Population
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    3,271,616
  • Total Production
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    40,184,921 MWh / 12.28 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    32,510,962 MWh / 9.94 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,764,211 MWh / 1.76 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    22,107,979,632 kg / 6,757.51 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    34,420,710 MWh / 10.52 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$140.42/mo.$56.23/mo.
3rd10.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Utah
1st$82.95Average 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 10.77 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average of 14.46 cents. This ranks Utah as the 3rd 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 sells 25,653,872 megawatt hours in the state a year, more than any other provider. The state uses over 32,500,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making the state the 36th ranked state for total electricity consumption. Utah ranks as the 38th highest state in the US for electricity consumption per capita, with an annual average of 9.94 megawatt hours consumed per person. With a population of 3,271,616 citizens, the state is the 31st largest state by population in the United States.

Residential Electricity Providers in Utah

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.9381.477,982,947872,546,45923,000,500.06
Dixie PowerBUNDLED7.68107.21337,068.7825,892,028.13
St George UtilitiesBUNDLED10.0797.79316,83831,891,216129,200
Provo City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.8765.68247,13726,873,135176,193.31
Lehi City PowerBUNDLED8.7673.07214,54518,792,000
Bountiful PowerBUNDLED10.7087.85153,77416,449,00033,141
Moon Lake ElectricBUNDLED8.0478.28151,01012,144,8625,839
Murray City UtilitiesBUNDLED9.2660.52123,89511,471,00016,541
Spanish Fork PowerBUNDLED9.7777.17112,42310,984,000
Garkane EnergyBUNDLED10.3190.54111,96211,538,80024,062

Commercial Electricity Providers in Utah

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED8.07669.99,710,431783,499,84023,000,500.06
Provo City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.78633.23394,91534,666,703176,193.31
St George UtilitiesBUNDLED8.73538.66376,51032,864,265129,200
Murray City UtilitiesBUNDLED8.37486.15227,19519,024,00016,541
Logan PowerBUNDLED8.68676.67213,31518,521,00014,981
Lehi City PowerBUNDLED9.22650.89202,24918,644,000
Dixie PowerBUNDLED6.43355.65174,297.9811,215,768.55
Moon Lake ElectricBUNDLED8.25211.61105,6958,715,8345,839
Springville City UtilitiesBUNDLED10.77687.42103,55911,152,63917,580
Garkane EnergyBUNDLED9.12309.6994,9868,666,40024,062

Power Plants in Utah

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Emery County Coal 8,767,922.018,456,054,545.65964.43
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Vineyard Natural Gas 6,379,5722,457,517,143.9385.22
Emery County Coal 6,190,345.015,905,971,307.51954.0612/2036
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Millard County Coal 5,181,435.025,011,018,224.43967.11
Uintah County Coal 3,409,7443,198,736,756.38938.12
Juab County Natural Gas 2,587,2791,026,454,295.72396.73
Payson Natural Gas 482,087221,116,354.34458.66
Milford Wind Corridor I LLCLongroad Energy (100.00%)
Beaver County Wind 415,483
Sunnyside Cogen AssociatesColmac Utah, Inc. (50.00%)Sunnyside Holdings I, Inc. (50.00%)
East Carbon Coal 407,987485,276,971.091,189.44
Cove Mountain Solar 2Cove Mountain Solar 2 LLC (100.00%)
Iron County Solar 338,726

Quick Facts

The monthly residential electric bill average in Utah is $82.95 compared to the nationwide average bill of $129.86. Utah consumers enjoy a 36.12% lower average expense each month compared to their fellow countrymen.

Utah is home to over 3,271,616 residents and generates 3,753,523.26 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 1.15 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Utah 2nd highest in the nation for solar megawatt hours produced per capita.

CO2 emissions due to electricity consumption have improved by -2,259,935,987.22 kilograms (7.64%) during the course of the previous 12 months in Utah.

Utah is the 26th highest state for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 10.52 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable sources a year.

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

Roughly 85.66% of Utah's electricity is produced using non-renewable fuels, making it the 30th worst ranked state for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable sources.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Beaver County7,07231510.92$81.43/mo
Box Elder County57,6664110.50$90.86/mo
Cache County133,1544310.95$80.93/mo
Carbon County20,4124210.93$81.33/mo
Daggett County9352112.26$70.64/mo
Davis County362,6794410.90$81.66/mo
Duchesne County19,596318.99$79.32/mo
Emery County9,8252310.93$81.47/mo
Garfield County5,0833110.52$87.39/mo
Grand County9,669210.93$81.47/mo
Iron County57,2895179.78$90.52/mo
Juab County11,7865210.60$79.83/mo
Kane County7,667310.46$88.28/mo
Millard County12,9758510.23$81.52/mo
Morgan County12,2953110.93$81.47/mo
Piute County1,438310.69$84.91/mo
Rich County2,5102110.93$81.47/mo
Salt Lake County1,185,23831310.91$81.21/mo
San Juan County14,5185111.74$80.57/mo
Sanpete County28,4377310.91$81.27/mo
Sevier County21,5224110.83$82.80/mo
Summit County42,3573212.97$74.28/mo
Tooele County72,6982210.93$81.47/mo
Uintah County35,620419.55$79.94/mo
Utah County659,3999810.94$83.71/mo
Wasatch County34,7884510.47$80.68/mo
Washington County180,2798810.43$85.70/mo
Wayne County2,486310.50$87.77/mo
Weber County262,2232210.93$81.47/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 22,107,979,632.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. This total also equals a ranking of 11th worst in the country for pollution per capita. Coal makes up 59.55% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in Utah. Natural Gas and Solar make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 25.65% and 9.34% of total electricity generation, respectively. Utah has 102 power plants, which is the 32nd most in the country and 24th most when counting power plants per resident.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
59.55%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
25.65%
SOLAR
Solar
9.34%
WIND
Wind
2.04%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.86%
OTHER
Other
1.56%

Utah Net Metering

Utah has 31 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 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 Electricity in Utah

What is a good electricity rate in Utah?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Utah in 2022 is 10.77 cents.

Where does Utah get its electricity?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in Utah is Coal, making up 59.55% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Natural Gas makes up 25.65% and Solar makes up 9.34%.

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 102 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 2022 is $83 while the US average is $130.

What power companies are in Utah?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1PacifiCorp997,986
2Provo City Utilities38,662
3St George Utilities32,260
4Lehi City Power23,819
5Dixie Power22,962
6Logan Power19,930
7Murray City Utilities19,057
8Moon Lake Electric17,581
9Bountiful Power17,265
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
3Oak City, Utah Electric Utility7.43284
4Dixie Power7.6822,962
5Moon Lake Electric8.0417,581
6Nephi City Electric Utilities8.172,569
7Spring City, Utah Electric Utility8.28593
8Beaver Electric8.401,728
9Ephraim, Utah Electric Utility8.702,380
10Lehi City Power8.7623,819

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