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Electricity In Wisconsin
- 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 Electric Rates:
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 emissions, with over 37,136,274,397.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions 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.
Residential Electricity Providers in Wisconsin
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Wisconsin Public Service||13.80||88.83||3,034,350||418,783,734||9,861,623.24||12,857,574,031.62|
|Northern States Power Company||13.52||101.11||1,924,613||260,123,890||1,389,459||7,000,467,841.16|
|Madison Gas & Electric||16.70||89.81||893,821||149,269,000||2,307,877.34||4,145,073,207.96|
|Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative||16.19||106.94||272,010||44,046,000||91,175.64||555,451,647.63|
|Riverland Energy Cooperative||13.88||156.13||232,226||32,233,400||156,028,689.28|
|Barron Electric Cooperative||13.58||122.83||200,524||27,223,000||184,586,510.8|
|Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative||13.56||161.45||189,234||25,657,000||125,953,919.08|
|Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative||14.74||117.68||183,873||27,104,300||131,330,677.88|
Power Plants in Wisconsin
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Point Beach Nuclear PlantNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Port Washington Generating StationWE Energies (100.00%)
|Port Washington||Natural Gas||7,710,406||2,803,920,308.98||363.65|
Fox Energy CenterWisconsin Public Service (100.00%)
|Outagamie County||Natural Gas||4,202,827||1,549,411,957.8||368.66|
South Oak CreekWE Energies (100.00%)
|Rock County||Natural Gas||2,223,796||832,968,989.44||374.57|
Riverside Energy CenterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
EdgewaterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Wisconsin uses 7.06% more megawatt hours than it generates.
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.
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.
Wisconsin is 11th in the US in megawatt hours produced from coal usage.
Wisconsin has emissions of 6,378.14 kilograms per capita of CO2 emissions, compared to the national average of 4,582.45.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Eau Claire County||104,646||4||1||13.88||$125.28/mo|
|Fond du Lac County||103,403||5||3||12.35||$87.45/mo|
|Green Lake County||18,913||3||1||12.61||$84.64/mo|
|La Crosse County||118,016||6||2||13.02||$103.00/mo|
|St. Croix County||90,687||8||2||12.05||$99.10/mo|
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 37,136,274,397.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. The state also ranks 14th highest in emissions per capita, averaging 6,378.14 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 26,831,681.04 megawatt hours (or 42.18%) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the state. Also used is Natural Gas at 32.63% and Nuclear at 15.84%. There are 176 electricity plants in Wisconsin, which is the 16th most plants in a state in the country and equates to the 24th highest number of plants per capita.
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 42.18% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Nuclear also account for 32.63% and 15.84% respectively.
What is the average electric bill in Wisconsin?
In 2021, Wisconsin has an average electricity bill of $102, while the nationwide average is $120.
How many power plants are located in Wisconsin?
There are 176 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 2021 is 14.67 cents.
What power companies offer service in Wisconsin?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Wisconsin Public Service||447,746|
|4||Northern States Power Company||255,183|
|5||Madison Gas & Electric||159,563|
|6||Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative||37,607|
|7||Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative||20,800|
|8||Barron Electric Cooperative||18,850|
|9||Riverland Energy Cooperative||18,259|
|10||Manitowoc Public Utilities||18,145|
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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Argyle, Wisconsin Electric Utility Company||8.30||498|
|2||Fennimore, Wisconsin Electric Utility||8.45||1,448|
|3||Merrillan, Wisconsin Electric Utility||8.60||424|
|5||Bloomer, Wisconsin Utilities||8.95||2,096|
|6||Consolidated Water Power Company||9.18||102|
|8||Sheboygan Falls Utilities||9.44||4,676|
|9||New Lisbon, Wisconsin Electric Utility||9.59||895|