Electricity In Utah

  • Population3,205,958
  • Total Consumption32,407,184 MWh / 10.11 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption22,734,386,305 kg
  • Total Production42,595,909 MWh / 13.29 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.
3rd10.50¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Utah
2nd$82.67Average 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 10.50 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average of 13.62 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 megawatt hours sold. The state released 22,734,386,304.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making them the 24th highest polluting state in the nation based on total CO2 output. Consumers in the state average a yearly per capita consumption of 10.11 megawatt hours of electricity. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $121.91, while the Utah average is $82.67 per month. Utah is 2nd in the US for best average electricity bill amount.

Residential Electricity Providers in Utah

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.6781.187,997,365853,024,27323,059,453.09
Dixie PowerBUNDLED7.66106.92333,55225,558,000
St George UtilitiesBUNDLED9.7798.16324,01431,669,331103,401
Provo City UtilitiesBUNDLED11.0969.34257,53828,548,561209,301.2
Lehi City PowerBUNDLED8.7673.07214,54518,792,000
Bountiful PowerBUNDLED10.6691.19159,90317,044,00029,230
Moon Lake ElectricBUNDLED7.8077.76153,32711,955,4995,897
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 9,379,645.019,181,048,423.06978.83Yes
Intermountain Power ProjectIntermountain Power Agency (100.00%)
Millard County Coal 8,067,182.017,458,224,434.3924.51Yes
Emery County Coal 6,113,658.995,835,994,984.98954.58Yes
Lake Side Power PlantPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Vineyard Natural Gas 6,092,5162,354,014,699.82386.38
Uintah County Coal 2,874,5972,717,093,243.1945.21Yes
Juab County Natural Gas 2,659,0991,052,226,174.44395.71
Payson Natural Gas 538,664245,732,904.62456.19
Dutch John Conventional Hydroelectric 509,072
Sunnyside Cogen AssociatesSunnyside Holdings I, Inc. (50.00%)Colmac Utah, Inc. (50.00%)
East Carbon Coal 390,987449,957,104.961,150.82Yes
Milford Wind Corridor I LLCLongroad Energy (100.00%)
Beaver County Wind 385,244

Quick Facts

Wind turbines produce 0.24 megawatt hours per year per person for Utah residents, which is 28th highest in the US.

Utah is 9th in the US for megawatt hours per capita produced from coal, averaging 8.36 megawatt hours per person each year.

Utah has accomplished a 18.86% increase in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity production in the previous year.

Utah generates 87.37% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel types. This equates to 11.61 megawatt hours per citizen and places Utah as the 17th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita a year.

The state of Utah creates 1.73% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 736,684.77 megawatt hours a year.

With 26,788,339.34 megawatt hours generated by coal, Utah ranks 12th in electricity generation using coal as the fuel source.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Beaver County6,71031610.64$81.01/mo
Box Elder County56,0463210.40$88.34/mo
Cache County128,2893410.67$80.77/mo
Carbon County20,4632110.67$81.18/mo
Daggett County9503112.35$70.06/mo
Davis County355,4814410.62$81.52/mo
Duchesne County19,938318.30$78.37/mo
Emery County10,0122310.67$81.18/mo
Garfield County5,0513110.41$87.88/mo
Grand County9,754210.67$81.18/mo
Iron County54,8393179.56$90.69/mo
Juab County12,0173110.10$77.42/mo
Kane County7,886310.38$88.64/mo
Millard County13,188559.91$82.91/mo
Morgan County12,1242110.67$81.18/mo
Piute County1,479310.45$86.71/mo
Rich County2,4832110.67$81.18/mo
Salt Lake County1,160,43731410.64$80.86/mo
San Juan County15,3085111.61$80.60/mo
Sanpete County30,9392410.67$81.18/mo
Sevier County21,6203110.61$82.77/mo
Summit County42,1454212.54$73.95/mo
Tooele County72,2593210.44$79.65/mo
Uintah County35,734518.72$78.87/mo
Utah County636,2356910.46$83.30/mo
Wasatch County34,091358.94$79.13/mo
Washington County177,5566810.11$86.21/mo
Wayne County2,711310.41$87.86/mo
Weber County260,2132410.67$81.18/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 22,734,386,304.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Utah ranks 24th worst in the United States for total emissions from electricity consumption. More importantly, the state averages 7,091.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state’s pollution levels. About 62.89% 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 10,192,751.28 (23.93%) and 3,413,916.85 (8.01%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively. Utah has 107 power plants within its borders. This is the 32nd highest number of plants within a single state and the 26th highest number of plants per person in a state.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
62.89%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
23.93%
SOLAR
Solar
8.01%
WIND
Wind
1.84%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.73%
OTHER
Other
1.60%

Utah Net Metering

There are 48 companies in Utah selling electricity. Of those 48, 31 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 12 providers in Utah that reported energy loss, including Provo City Utilities, St George Utilities, and Lehi City Power. Combined, these 12 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 2.08% of electricity produced. With a national average of 2.76%, Utah is ranked as the 42nd best 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.

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 the average electric bill in Utah?

The Utah average electricity bill is $83 so far in 2022.

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 62.89% of production. Natural Gas and Solar also account for 23.93% and 8.01% respectively.

How many power plants are within Utah?

Utah has 107 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 10.50 cents per kilowatt hour should be considered a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 5.68 cents to 15.84 cents per kilowatt hour, with Meadow Town Corporation Electric Utility currently having the lowest rates.

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 Power7.6622,437
5Moon Lake Electric7.8017,432
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

What electricity companies offer service in Utah?

State Customers RankProviderState Customers
1PacifiCorp979,127
2Provo City Utilities38,925
3St George Utilities31,954
4Lehi City Power23,819
5Dixie Power22,437
6Logan Power19,814
7Murray City Utilities19,057
8Moon Lake Electric17,432
9Bountiful Power17,230
10Spanish Fork Power13,359

How many electric companies offer service in Utah?

There are 48 electricity suppliers serving customers in Utah.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-24