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Electricity In Wisconsin

  • Population5,822,434
  • Total Consumption68,107,121 MWh / 11.7 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions37,136,274,398 kg
  • Total Production63,614,345 MWh / 10.93 MWh per capita

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wisconsin

Wisconsin residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.136/kWh$137.21/mo.$79.11/mo.
39th14.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wisconsin
12th$101.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wisconsin Residents

Energy Profile of Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Electricity Prices and Usage

Wisconsin has an average electricity rate of 14.67 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.03% higher than the nationwide average price of 13.33 cents. Wisconsin ranks as the 39th lowest priced state in the United States using average electric rate. While there are over 120 electricity vendors in Florida, the electricity market is regulated and residents usually have only one or two electricity supplier choices based on where they live. WE Energies sells 23,240,556 megawatt hours in the state each year, which is more than any other vendor. The state's electrical grid experiences an average of 1 electrical outages per customer each year. These outages are on average 128.99 minutes. In contrast, the national average is 1.13 outages per consumer and 127.16 minutes per outage. The state is the 14th highest polluting state in the United State based on total CO2 equivalent emissions, with over 37,136,274,397.55 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity use. The state consumes over 68,100,000 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, ranking Wisconsin as the 22nd highest consuming state in the US.

Electricity Providers in Wisconsin

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WE Energies15.73105.258,242,3821,296,448,3775,651,247.0227,141,835,276.25
Alliant Energy13.3697.683,681,697492,038,6418,008,760.0213,758,822,866.26
Wisconsin Public Service13.8088.833,034,350418,783,7349,861,519.5512,857,534,757.59
Northern States Power Company13.52101.111,924,613260,123,8901,402,0816,994,240,323.74
Madison Gas & Electric16.7089.81893,821149,269,0002,307,877.344,145,073,207.96
Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative16.19106.94272,01044,046,000No DataIcon representing missing value.285,953,428.27
Riverland Energy Cooperative13.88156.13232,22632,233,400No DataIcon representing missing value.156,028,689.28
Barron Electric Cooperative13.58122.83200,52427,223,000No DataIcon representing missing value.184,586,510.8
Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative13.56161.45189,23425,657,000No DataIcon representing missing value.125,953,919.08
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative14.74117.68183,87327,104,300No DataIcon representing missing value.131,330,677.88

Power Plants in Wisconsin

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Point Beach Nuclear PlantNextEra Energy Services (100.00%)
Nuclear 10,079,343159,789,904.8615.85No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Elm Road Generating StationMadison Gas & Electric (8.33%)WPPI Energy (8.33%)
Coal 8,196,387.017,122,427,895.25868.97No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Port Washington Generating Station
Natural Gas 7,710,4062,803,920,308.98363.65No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Columbia (WI)Madison Gas & Electric (19.00%)Wisconsin Public Service (27.50%)Alliant Energy (53.50%)
Coal 5,791,781.995,838,010,529.071,007.98Yes12/2024
Fox Energy CenterWisconsin Public Service (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,202,8271,549,411,957.8368.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
WestonWisconsin Public Service (77.34%)Dairyland Power Cooperative (22.66%)
Coal 4,184,7023,907,763,598.55933.82No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
South Oak CreekWE Energies (100.00%)
Coal 4,133,829.024,051,851,149.75980.17YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Riverside Energy CenterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,173,309838,606,296.08385.87No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
EdgewaterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Coal 1,771,011.011,844,713,062.471,041.62Yes12/2022
John P MadgettDairyland Power Cooperative (100.00%)
Coal 1,581,564.991,798,251,554.341,137.01No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Wisconsin uses 7.06% more megawatt hours than it generates.

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Wisconsin is the 35th highest generator of megawatt hours per capita, with a population of 5,822,434 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 63,614,344.82.

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Non-renewable fuel types are used in the production of 90.87% of the megawatt hours produced in Wisconsin, ranking it 23rd worst for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable sources.

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Wisconsin is 11th in the US in megawatt hours produced from coal usage.

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Wisconsin has emissions of 6,378.14 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the national average of 4,582.45.

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Wisconsin uses non-renewable fuel sources to generate 9.93 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 29th highest state for non-renewable production per capita.

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Adams County20,22019 providers112.80$86.45/mo
Ashland County15,56212 providers216.18$105.89/mo
Barron County45,24422 providers313.03$102.47/mo
Bayfield County15,03610 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.15.35$106.87/mo
Brown County264,54215 providers513.05$87.01/mo
Buffalo County13,03114 providers113.50$119.24/mo
Burnett County15,41412 providers414.04$103.57/mo
Calumet County50,08914 providers212.70$82.70/mo
Chippewa County64,65815 providers812.36$109.16/mo
Clark County34,77425 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.35$106.26/mo
Columbia County57,53234 providers312.71$87.13/mo
Crawford County16,13123 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$97.64/mo
Dane County546,69540 providers1512.60$88.81/mo
Dodge County87,83928 providers312.18$83.77/mo
Door County27,6686 providers112.90$80.26/mo
Douglas County43,15017 providers214.85$100.01/mo
Dunn County45,36822 providers312.77$115.46/mo
Eau Claire County104,64617 providers112.65$113.31/mo
Florence County4,29519 providers314.36$85.82/mo
Fond du Lac County103,40324 providers412.25$83.31/mo
Forest County9,00417 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.40$93.46/mo
Grant County51,43930 providers311.64$88.06/mo
Green County36,96025 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.25$93.79/mo
Green Lake County18,91318 providers113.19$86.25/mo
Iowa County23,67830 providers111.82$89.09/mo
Iron County5,68712 providers115.96$96.56/mo
Jackson County20,64321 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.29$98.72/mo
Jefferson County84,76925 providers412.12$85.18/mo
Juneau County26,68731 providers612.16$87.96/mo
Kenosha County169,5617 providers214.98$107.05/mo
Kewaunee County20,4347 providers112.18$72.63/mo
La Crosse County118,01621 providers212.94$108.51/mo
Lafayette County16,66526 providers111.50$86.11/mo
Langlade County19,18913 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.38$91.36/mo
Lincoln County27,59311 providers514.61$102.32/mo
Manitowoc County78,98113 providers311.91$73.25/mo
Marathon County135,69221 providers712.84$94.83/mo
Marinette County40,35014 providers914.20$96.77/mo
Marquette County15,57416 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.00$90.84/mo
Menominee County4,55611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.76$96.40/mo
Milwaukee County945,7265 providers814.76$99.53/mo
Monroe County46,25321 providers312.34$95.72/mo
Oconto County37,93013 providers313.63$96.03/mo
Oneida County35,59510 providers214.83$95.37/mo
Outagamie County187,88515 providers1312.85$86.39/mo
Ozaukee County89,2217 providers112.95$86.00/mo
Pepin County7,28713 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.71$127.91/mo
Pierce County42,75412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.87$119.49/mo
Polk County43,78314 providers413.42$103.25/mo
Portage County70,77219 providers413.00$88.77/mo
Price County13,35112 providers416.24$101.12/mo
Racine County196,3117 providers114.49$105.53/mo
Richland County17,25226 providers212.53$98.90/mo
Rock County163,35419 providers712.33$91.28/mo
Rusk County14,17816 providers613.69$104.53/mo
Sauk County64,44234 providers112.46$88.43/mo
Sawyer County16,55815 providers315.32$102.44/mo
Shawano County40,89920 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.38$90.64/mo
Sheboygan County115,34018 providers212.50$85.05/mo
St. Croix County90,68715 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$105.84/mo
Taylor County20,34316 providers113.60$118.32/mo
Trempealeau County29,64915 providers213.02$106.39/mo
Vernon County30,82225 providers412.30$98.70/mo
Vilas County22,19517 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.14.89$94.18/mo
Walworth County103,86814 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.20$100.26/mo
Washburn County15,72014 providers114.11$102.45/mo
Washington County136,03413 providers212.42$83.26/mo
Waukesha County404,19814 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.99$89.42/mo
Waupaca County50,99016 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.48$91.11/mo
Waushara County24,44316 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.91$92.26/mo
Winnebago County171,90712 providers212.78$84.13/mo
Wood County72,99921 providers811.83$86.63/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Wisconsin has the 14th highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity generation of all of the states in the country, releasing 37,136,274,397.55 kilograms per year. This total also equates to a ranking of 14th worst in the United States for emissions per person. The top fuel utilized in the state of Wisconsin is Coal. The state generates 42.18% of the total generation in the state from this fuel source. Secondary fuels used in electricity production include Natural Gas at 32.63% and Nuclear at 15.84% of generation. Wisconsin is home to 194 electricity generation plants, which is 16th highest in the country and 24th most when counting plants per capita.

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Net Metering

Out of the 116 companies in Wisconsin, 64.66% of them offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, Wisconsin has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 108 companies in Wisconsin that reported energy loss, including WE Energies, Alliant Energy, and Wisconsin Public Service. Combined, these 108 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 2.37% of electricity produced. For comparison, the United States average energy loss is 2.72%. Wisconsin ranks 43rd worst in the US for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to encouraging solar panel installs at private residences, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Wisconsin currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state has rebates of $500 or less available to most consumers. Fortunately, Wisconsin offers a 100% tax exemption to homeowners.. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the install of private solar panels at a place of residence.

State Level Initiatives

Legislation enacted at the state level affects whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or shop for electric plans that are based on renewable fuel sources. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electricity providers who do business in the state. These standards require that a certain amount of electricity must be produced using green fuel sources. Regrettably, the state of Wisconsin has only limited or optional standards program set up. Additionally, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Wisconsin

How much does electricity cost in Wisconsin?

The average rate for electricity in Wisconsin in 2021 is 14.67 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average electric bill in Wisconsin?

In 2021, Wisconsin has an average electric bill of $102.