Wisconsin Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Wisconsin

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Wisconsin

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    65,795,565 MWh / 11.17 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    69,093,159 MWh / 11.73 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,701,086 MWh / 0.97 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    35,035,043,232 kg / 5,945.66 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    60,094,474 MWh / 10.2 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wisconsin

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.173/kWh$0.136/kWh$137.21/mo.$79.11/mo.
38th16.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wisconsin
12th$111.69Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wisconsin Residents

Wisconsin Electricity Fuel Mix

Wisconsin's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in Wisconsin are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 16.01 cents. While there are 116 electricity companies operating in the state, citizens often will only have one supplier choice due to the regulated electricity market that exists. WE Energies has 1,160,475 residential customers, more than any other supplier who operates in the state . The state consumes over 69,000,000 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 22nd highest consumer of megawatt hours in the nation. Solar power usage for electricity production in the state has increased by 57.19% during the course of the previous 12 months. There is a shortage of 3297594.125 megawatt hours in the state due to customers consuming 5.01% more electricity than is produced. This results in the need to purchase supplemental megawatt hours from other states.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
WE EnergiesBUNDLED18.99119.57,851,823.641,491,086,70519,524,708.34
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED16.23112.883,599,558.95584,121,61913,923,623.24
Wisconsin Public ServiceBUNDLED16.52100.222,968,589.46490,392,1369,406,767.76
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED16.04115.411,887,441.58302,679,7281,035,843
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED19.8199.86872,482172,799,0002,161,667.17
Adams Columbia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.19113.27279,31248,027,200194,784.61
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.27159.67241,19134,419,600
Barron Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.61124206,74828,148,000
Polk-Burnett Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.67121.34197,50528,974,000
Scenic Rivers Energy CooperativeBUNDLED14.31168.32189,56727,120,800

Commercial Electricity Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
WE EnergiesBUNDLED13.85832.58,655,987.641,199,041,50019,524,708.34
Wisconsin Public ServiceBUNDLED11.56700.934,041,999.01467,327,7609,406,767.76
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED12.06657.982,709,851.79326,682,2501,035,843
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED13.00410.442,369,432.43307,920,77313,923,623.24
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED13.861,164.512,142,346296,826,0002,161,667.17
Sun Prairie UtilitiesBUNDLED10.41708144,67815,063,500
Kaukauna UtilitiesBUNDLED10.30616.65137,60314,170,700163,905
Superior Water Light and PowerBUNDLED11.41355.56118,321.0813,505,257
Oconomowoc UtilitiesBUNDLED11.75886.11117,78513,844,600
Wisconsin Rapids PowerBUNDLED11.06469.31115,69012,801,000

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 9,681,287285,367.720.03
Port Washington Generating StationWE Energies (100.00%)
Port Washington Natural Gas 8,379,9653,059,116,782.96365.05
Oak Creek Coal 6,617,519.015,917,818,725.43894.27
Columbia County Coal 4,698,1994,892,897,349.911,041.446/2026
Wrightstown Natural Gas 4,353,9561,597,053,417.54366.81
Rock County Natural Gas 4,328,5471,517,232,447.36350.52
South Oak CreekWE Energies (100.00%)
Oak Creek Coal 3,874,820.013,939,490,538.721,016.695/2025
Riverside Energy CenterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Rock County Natural Gas 3,528,8751,263,157,343.42357.95
Rothschild Coal 3,399,1483,167,037,065.25931.71
Sheboygan Coal 2,078,597.012,211,569,340.371,063.976/2025

Quick Facts

Wisconsin has a population of 5,892,539 citizens.

Nuclear power accounts for 9,681,598 megawatt hours a year in Wisconsin, which is 1.64 megawatt hours per person.

Wisconsin ranks 22nd in the nation in megawatt hours produced by solar power sources.

Wind turbines in Wisconsin produce 1,796,071.59 megawatt hours of electricity, the 26th largest amount in the country.

Wisconsin ranks 27th in the US for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.22 megawatt hours produced per person each year.

After a 2.51% rise in electricity generated by wind turbines, Wisconsin's total electric production is now 2.73% wind powered.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County20,5053117.08$112.96/mo
Ashland County16,0024217.19$117.33/mo
Barron County46,5297414.87$118.80/mo
Bayfield County16,031416.80$120.06/mo
Brown County270,0363516.57$100.61/mo
Buffalo County13,3143215.17$137.13/mo
Burnett County16,3564414.38$107.70/mo
Calumet County52,128516.98$107.01/mo
Chippewa County66,80710915.33$131.90/mo
Clark County34,655514.81$138.98/mo
Columbia County58,2197316.58$112.65/mo
Crawford County16,167615.31$138.78/mo
Dane County568,203141616.52$107.18/mo
Dodge County88,2827517.57$115.65/mo
Door County29,7134115.99$97.73/mo
Douglas County44,0345214.33$100.57/mo
Dunn County45,2545315.29$130.24/mo
Eau Claire County106,8374115.32$132.43/mo
Florence County4,5424218.05$107.28/mo
Fond du Lac County103,8363416.99$114.72/mo
Forest County9,184316.91$103.25/mo
Grant County52,2106514.76$154.49/mo
Green County37,098516.00$115.90/mo
Green Lake County18,9903116.42$112.80/mo
Iowa County23,7151316.23$112.88/mo
Iron County6,0744117.08$117.87/mo
Jackson County21,0049315.42$128.31/mo
Jefferson County85,7846518.58$117.89/mo
Juneau County26,5955615.03$111.11/mo
Kenosha County167,8173218.73$118.87/mo
Kewaunee County20,5353116.49$100.00/mo
La Crosse County120,2946215.14$121.42/mo
Lafayette County16,6626215.07$144.98/mo
Langlade County19,469316.47$102.20/mo
Lincoln County28,3786516.46$109.55/mo
Manitowoc County81,1726616.27$99.32/mo
Marathon County137,95810616.21$114.30/mo
Marinette County41,7204916.59$102.37/mo
Marquette County15,515317.12$108.50/mo
Menominee County4,3182115.89$114.84/mo
Milwaukee County918,6612718.99$119.50/mo
Monroe County46,0918315.65$117.15/mo
Oconto County38,6915315.54$112.39/mo
Oneida County37,4685316.37$108.15/mo
Outagamie County192,12741218.31$116.63/mo
Ozaukee County93,0093118.84$118.66/mo
Pepin County7,328615.69$142.41/mo
Pierce County42,2046115.99$152.18/mo
Polk County44,8066415.32$114.51/mo
Portage County70,7186416.93$109.48/mo
Price County14,0033318.29$112.18/mo
Racine County195,8462118.99$119.50/mo
Richland County17,3534417.72$140.84/mo
Rock County164,0605815.26$119.75/mo
Rusk County14,1826615.96$116.34/mo
Sauk County65,7777116.07$113.99/mo
Sawyer County17,8137315.88$102.40/mo
Shawano County40,836818.00$119.30/mo
Sheboygan County117,8415316.68$109.79/mo
St. Croix County96,0177214.50$132.87/mo
Taylor County19,9607115.89$131.04/mo
Trempealeau County30,5046215.16$136.68/mo
Vernon County30,7198315.68$129.84/mo
Vilas County22,813816.79$112.04/mo
Walworth County105,380417.73$116.10/mo
Washburn County16,5616214.87$114.69/mo
Washington County137,6884118.81$118.49/mo
Waukesha County410,4343118.82$118.74/mo
Waupaca County51,769718.00$118.06/mo
Waushara County24,5274116.89$113.57/mo
Winnebago County170,7185216.86$107.73/mo
Wood County73,9937815.04$110.67/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 14th worst ranked state in the nation, Wisconsin releases 35,035,043,232.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Averaging 5,945.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the state ranks 13th highest for pollution per capita from electricity use. Electricity generating facilities in the state primarily use Natural Gas, which accounts for 43.11% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. Adding Natural Gas totals to Coal (33.37%) and Nuclear (14.71%), these three fuel sources make up 91.19% of the electricity production in the state. Wisconsin has 207 electricity generation plants, which is the 16th most in the country and 26th highest when counting power plants per resident.

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Wisconsin Net Metering

Out of the 116 companies in Wisconsin, 93 of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Wisconsin has restricted state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Wisconsin is 2.46%. This includes data from 63 companies, including WE Energies, Alliant Energy, and Wisconsin Public Service. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.87%. Wisconsin ranks 14th best in the country for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private citizens to consider installing home solar panels by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. 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 customers who wish to install private solar panels at their residence. Fortunately, Wisconsin offers a 100% tax exemption to citizens.. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the install of solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enacted at the state level determine whether customers in a state can afford to purchase personal solar systems or find electricity plans that are based on renewable fuel types. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric companies to produce a certain amount of their electricity using green fuel sources. The state of Wisconsin currently only has limited or discretionary standards set up for power generators to follow. In addition, 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 Electricity in Wisconsin

Where does Wisconsin get its electricity?

Natural Gas is the fuel source used for electricity generation in Wisconsin, accounting for 43.11% of generation. In addition, Coal makes up 33.37% and Nuclear makes up 14.71%.

What is the average electric bill in Wisconsin?

The average electricity bill in the state of Wisconsin in 2024 is $112 while the countrywide average is $138.

What is a good electricity rate in Wisconsin?

Anything below the Wisconsin average of 16.81 cents per kilowatt hour is a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 8.16 cents to 21.41 cents per kilowatt hour, with Medford Electric currently having the lowest rates.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Wisconsin?

By total customer count, WE Energies is the largest electricity company in Wisconsin.

Does Wisconsin have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Wisconsin has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.

How many electric companies offer service in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has 116 electricity providers operating in the area.

How many power plants are located within Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has 207 power plants generating electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wisconsin?

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Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-03-29