Electricity In Wisconsin

  • Population5,822,434
  • Total Consumption69,286,206 MWh / 11.9 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption38,155,784,136 kg
  • Total Production65,954,329 MWh / 11.33 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wisconsin

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.136/kWh$137.21/mo.$79.11/mo.
39th14.59¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wisconsin
12th$101.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wisconsin Residents

Energy Profile of Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Electricity Prices and Usage

Wisconsin has an average electricity rate of 14.59 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 7.18% higher than the nationwide average price of 13.62 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. The state has 5,822,434 residents, resulting in it being the 20th largest state by population in the US. The state is the 34th highest producer of electricity per capita, averaging 11.33 megawatt hours generated per capita per year. Customers in the state experience 0.79 electrical outages on average per year, with outages lasting around 55.85 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. The largest supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold is WE Energies.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
WE EnergiesBUNDLED15.81106.558,299,3811,311,964,12719,625,597.32
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED13.4899.083,716,135500,924,50012,173,095.75
Wisconsin Public ServiceBUNDLED14.0389.973,033,751425,667,57410,314,315.18
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED13.74102.221,919,740263,714,0991,380,093
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED16.5489.8906,750150,016,0002,470,936.42
Adams Columbia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED15.94105.14274,08043,697,000100,929.78
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.33157.56228,10732,684,400
Barron Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.43120.72200,61626,945,000
Polk-Burnett Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.75119.16187,74527,686,200
Scenic Rivers Energy CooperativeBUNDLED13.63157.36184,79725,188,300

Power Plants in Wisconsin

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Point Beach Nuclear PlantNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Manitowoc County Nuclear 10,007,592269,810.290.03
Oak Creek Coal 7,959,4227,036,130,308.5884
Port Washington Generating StationWE Energies (100.00%)
Port Washington Natural Gas 7,217,9432,632,279,751.64364.69
Columbia County Coal 6,566,322.996,583,745,716.371,002.65Yes12/2024
Rothschild Coal 4,469,055.014,177,030,093.28934.66
South Oak CreekWE Energies (100.00%)
Oak Creek Coal 4,422,470.024,377,010,479.16989.72Yes
Outagamie County Natural Gas 4,152,3271,526,869,257.62367.71
Riverside Energy CenterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Beloit Natural Gas 2,553,549979,424,193.3383.55
Rock County Natural Gas 2,461,702889,795,984.14361.46
Sheboygan County Coal 2,302,137.012,404,368,757.141,044.41Yes12/2022

Quick Facts

Wisconsin uses 5.05% more megawatt hours than it generates.

Wisconsin produces 4.84 megawatt hours of electricity per capita from coal per year, which is 15th highest in the US.

More people call Wisconsin home now than 12 months ago, as the state’s population has risen by 0.15% during that time.

Wisconsin is the 33rd highest producer of megawatt hours generated from renewable fuel types.

Wind turbines in Wisconsin generate 1,618,169.01 megawatt hours of electricity, the 26th highest in the United States.

A majority of states try to inhibit the use of non-renewable fuel sources, Wisconsin’s usage of these fuel types for electricity has actually risen by 6.09% during the course of the previous 12 months.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County20,2204113.27$86.35/mo
Ashland County15,5624216.48$114.83/mo
Barron County45,2445412.95$97.99/mo
Bayfield County15,036415.66$114.51/mo
Brown County264,5423514.09$90.48/mo
Buffalo County13,0313114.03$129.53/mo
Burnett County15,4144414.60$105.33/mo
Calumet County50,0895113.15$85.86/mo
Chippewa County64,6589911.69$95.46/mo
Clark County34,774513.48$129.89/mo
Columbia County57,5326212.45$82.94/mo
Crawford County16,131513.72$130.03/mo
Dane County546,695131512.00$89.14/mo
Dodge County87,8399212.40$86.08/mo
Door County27,6685113.98$90.09/mo
Douglas County43,1505215.81$114.98/mo
Dunn County45,3685313.87$120.68/mo
Eau Claire County104,6464114.14$124.98/mo
Florence County4,2955214.47$81.53/mo
Fond du Lac County103,4035312.56$89.11/mo
Forest County9,004314.28$92.31/mo
Grant County51,4396311.35$87.53/mo
Green County36,960712.57$103.25/mo
Green Lake County18,9133112.87$85.77/mo
Iowa County23,6786112.15$99.87/mo
Iron County5,687416.17$115.19/mo
Jackson County20,643911.93$92.31/mo
Jefferson County84,7696412.54$86.69/mo
Juneau County26,6875711.34$76.88/mo
Kenosha County169,5613115.49$105.52/mo
Kewaunee County20,4344113.20$80.51/mo
La Crosse County118,0166213.19$102.33/mo
Lafayette County16,6659211.77$87.94/mo
Langlade County19,189313.93$91.71/mo
Lincoln County27,5936514.21$98.22/mo
Manitowoc County78,9817611.45$71.17/mo
Marathon County135,6929712.78$90.93/mo
Marinette County40,35041114.22$92.88/mo
Marquette County15,574315.80$94.97/mo
Menominee County4,556413.54$100.30/mo
Milwaukee County945,7262815.81$106.55/mo
Monroe County46,2538312.17$89.68/mo
Oconto County37,9305314.17$101.85/mo
Oneida County35,5955214.03$96.59/mo
Outagamie County187,88551312.74$88.53/mo
Ozaukee County89,2214113.77$94.51/mo
Pepin County7,287614.23$131.33/mo
Pierce County42,7547113.54$117.80/mo
Polk County43,7836314.20$102.42/mo
Portage County70,7726412.36$86.85/mo
Price County13,3513317.22$105.50/mo
Racine County196,3112215.81$106.55/mo
Richland County17,2526212.54$106.79/mo
Rock County163,3547812.41$95.42/mo
Rusk County14,1786614.55$108.67/mo
Sauk County64,4428112.12$83.16/mo
Sawyer County16,5587315.72$108.43/mo
Shawano County40,899813.48$88.58/mo
Sheboygan County115,3404215.14$101.20/mo
St. Croix County90,6878212.27$101.58/mo
Taylor County20,3436114.53$122.67/mo
Trempealeau County29,6496213.51$107.29/mo
Vernon County30,8229412.36$102.35/mo
Vilas County22,195914.52$97.19/mo
Walworth County103,868513.74$113.88/mo
Washburn County15,7205114.05$110.74/mo
Washington County136,0346312.82$85.73/mo
Waukesha County404,1984113.97$98.07/mo
Waupaca County50,990813.56$91.72/mo
Waushara County24,443414.57$101.90/mo
Winnebago County171,9076212.83$85.16/mo
Wood County72,9997811.87$90.58/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Wisconsin has the 14th highest amount of total CO2 pollution from electricity consumption of all of the states in the country, with the electricity usage in the state being accountable for 38,155,784,135.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. The state also ranks 13th highest in emissions per capita, averaging 6,553.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two metrics. Power facilities in the state mainly use Coal, which accounts for 28,170,043.02 megawatt hours (or 42.71%) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the state. Also used is Natural Gas at 33.17% and Nuclear at 15.17%. There are 192 electricity plants in Wisconsin, which is the 16th most plants in a state in the country and equates to the 25th highest number of plants per capita.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
42.71%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
33.17%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
15.17%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
3.83%
WIND
Wind
2.45%
OTHER
Other
2.66%

Wisconsin Net Metering

Out of the 116 companies in Wisconsin, 73.28% 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 63 companies in Wisconsin that reported energy loss, including WE Energies, Alliant Energy, and Wisconsin Public Service. Combined, these 63 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 2.31% of electricity produced. For comparison, the United States average energy loss is 2.76%. Wisconsin ranks 39th best 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.

Learn about going solar in Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin

Does Wisconsin have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens’ electricity provider options are usually determined by their location or state legislation.

Where does Wisconsin get its electricity?

Wisconsin’s electricity is produced using primarily Coal, which makes up 42.71% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Nuclear also account for 33.17% and 15.17% respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Wisconsin?

In 2022, Wisconsin has an average electricity bill of $102, while the nationwide average is $122.

How many power plants are located in Wisconsin?

There are 192 active power plants in Wisconsin

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Wisconsin?

By total megawatt hours sold, WE Energies is the largest electricity supplier in Wisconsin.

What is a good electricity rate in Wisconsin?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Wisconsin in 2022 is 14.59 cents.

What power companies offer service in Wisconsin?

How many electric companies offer service in Wisconsin?

There are 116 electricity companies offering service in Wisconsin.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wisconsin?

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-13