Electricity Rates in Wisconsin

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Wisconsin

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    60,517,939 MWh / 10.26 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    69,873,877 MWh / 11.85 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    6,133,269 MWh / 1.04 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    34,685,933,743 kg / 5,883.05 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    54,384,670 MWh / 9.22 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$0.163/kWh$0.136/kWh$137.21/mo.$79.11/mo.
37th15.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wisconsin
9th$106.43Average 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 15.62 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 15.34 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. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in Wisconsin is $106.43 per month, while the national average is $137.45. Selling 23,407,493 megawatt hours a year, WE Energies is the largest electricity provider in the state. The state is the 22nd largest electricity consuming state as 69,873,877 megawatt hours are used by citizens who reside there. Previously, 1,663,063.97 megawatt hours were produced in the state from wind energy per year. However, now that total is 1,739,561.46 megawatt hours, a 4.60% rise.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
WE EnergiesBUNDLED17.13111.18,012,3001,372,302,46517,476,931.85
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED15.29108.563,641,188556,642,34110,965,265.67
Wisconsin Public ServiceBUNDLED15.2494.222,995,944456,625,6579,783,833.33
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED15.20112.351,924,431292,573,2911,150,811
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED18.3694.1872,328160,150,0001,750,544.89
Adams Columbia Electric CooperativeBUNDLED15.82103.93275,87343,651,000148,457.02
Riverland Energy CooperativeBUNDLED13.90152.54231,74632,213,900
Barron Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.15119.61205,08526,973,000
Polk-Burnett Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.63118.2190,23627,835,000
Scenic Rivers Energy CooperativeBUNDLED13.95161.37185,62925,889,500

Commercial Electricity Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
WE EnergiesBUNDLED12.77783.188,743,3111,116,268,69917,476,931.85
Wisconsin Public ServiceBUNDLED10.40635.824,052,095421,333,2729,783,833.33
Northern States Power CompanyBUNDLED11.45635.392,729,249312,609,5661,150,811
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED12.13391.662,397,979290,980,83910,965,265.67
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED12.611,029.752,151,802271,246,0001,750,544.89
Sun Prairie UtilitiesBUNDLED9.51642.22141,52213,463,500
Kaukauna UtilitiesBUNDLED9.66574.97134,91713,033,500185,434
Superior Water Light and PowerBUNDLED10.99517.72125,39213,778,152
Oconomowoc UtilitiesBUNDLED10.40817.99119,25612,407,200
Wisconsin Rapids PowerBUNDLED10.43388.08114,60511,949,800

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 10,076,375318,408.730.03
Port Washington Generating StationWE Energies (100.00%)
Port Washington Natural Gas 7,664,4032,791,547,565.94364.22
Oak Creek Coal 5,770,2415,184,583,574.98898.5
Rothschild Coal 4,356,513.014,123,951,456.6946.62
Wrightstown Natural Gas 4,257,7771,560,856,363.08366.59
Columbia County Coal 3,708,0493,962,656,976.421,068.6612/2024
South Oak CreekWE Energies (100.00%)
Oak Creek Coal 3,339,073.993,437,786,939.841,029.565/2024
Rock County Natural Gas 3,299,0451,203,674,642.66364.86
Riverside Energy CenterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
Rock County Natural Gas 2,770,8931,042,368,687.64376.19
Alma Coal 2,084,0522,249,974,022.041,079.62

Quick Facts

The population of Wisconsin has grown by 0.04% in the previous 12 months.

Nuclear plants in Wisconsin combine to generate 16.65% of the electricity generated in the state, which is 10,076,734 megawatt hours a year.

Wisconsin produces 1,739,561.46 megawatts from wind energy. That is sufficient to rank it 26th in the United States for wind electricity generation.

Averaging production of 10.26 megawatt hours per Wisconsin citizen per year, Wisconsin is 37th in generation per capita in the nation.

Customers in Wisconsin experience an average of 0.49 outages lasting 42.75 minutes each year, compared to the national averages of 1.58 outages at 145.81 minutes each.

Citizens of Wisconsin consume enough electricity to emit 5,883.05 kilograms each of CO2 gases per year, which is the 15th highest amount of pollution from electricity use for a state in the United States.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County20,5053115.79$104.37/mo
Ashland County16,0024216.61$114.75/mo
Barron County46,5297414.22$115.20/mo
Bayfield County16,031416.18$117.35/mo
Brown County267,3643515.28$94.56/mo
Buffalo County13,3143214.56$132.07/mo
Burnett County16,3564414.65$108.36/mo
Calumet County52,128515.56$100.65/mo
Chippewa County65,87710914.77$127.00/mo
Clark County34,655514.19$133.82/mo
Columbia County58,2197315.47$106.64/mo
Crawford County16,167614.68$133.91/mo
Dane County555,474141515.45$102.04/mo
Dodge County89,2747316.14$108.80/mo
Door County29,7134114.75$91.34/mo
Douglas County44,0345214.48$104.31/mo
Dunn County45,2545314.57$124.66/mo
Eau Claire County105,2064114.67$128.35/mo
Florence County4,5424216.39$98.86/mo
Fond du Lac County103,8903415.80$109.26/mo
Forest County9,184315.54$96.87/mo
Grant County52,2106314.25$148.21/mo
Green County37,098515.09$111.33/mo
Green Lake County18,9903115.37$107.35/mo
Iowa County23,7151215.29$108.56/mo
Iron County6,0744116.48$115.23/mo
Jackson County21,0049314.72$121.38/mo
Jefferson County84,8086416.81$109.85/mo
Juneau County26,5955614.72$111.47/mo
Kenosha County168,7433216.95$110.85/mo
Kewaunee County20,5353115.22$94.01/mo
La Crosse County120,2916214.42$116.41/mo
Lafayette County16,6626214.45$139.00/mo
Langlade County19,469315.25$96.46/mo
Lincoln County28,3786515.50$105.28/mo
Manitowoc County81,1036614.99$93.04/mo
Marathon County137,59710715.19$109.21/mo
Marinette County41,7204915.33$96.37/mo
Marquette County15,515316.34$102.24/mo
Menominee County4,3182115.14$110.94/mo
Milwaukee County939,1232717.13$111.10/mo
Monroe County46,0918315.03$114.70/mo
Oconto County38,6915314.93$108.25/mo
Oneida County37,4685215.35$103.82/mo
Outagamie County189,62041216.57$108.61/mo
Ozaukee County91,0293117.00$110.39/mo
Pepin County7,328614.95$135.23/mo
Pierce County42,2046115.20$142.98/mo
Polk County44,8066414.94$112.45/mo
Portage County70,3786415.66$102.49/mo
Price County14,0033318.04$110.65/mo
Racine County197,3792117.13$111.10/mo
Richland County17,3534317.05$135.98/mo
Rock County163,5225714.13$114.01/mo
Rusk County14,1826615.36$113.19/mo
Sauk County65,4287115.20$109.91/mo
Sawyer County17,8137315.68$102.14/mo
Shawano County40,836816.42$110.45/mo
Sheboygan County117,5285215.23$103.21/mo
St. Croix County92,4957213.89$129.10/mo
Taylor County19,9607115.25$126.07/mo
Trempealeau County30,5046214.55$131.64/mo
Vernon County30,7198415.15$126.60/mo
Vilas County22,813815.66$107.24/mo
Walworth County105,945416.24$109.26/mo
Washburn County16,5616214.34$112.25/mo
Washington County136,3004116.97$109.89/mo
Waukesha County405,3323116.98$110.49/mo
Waupaca County51,769716.50$109.88/mo
Waushara County24,527415.68$106.58/mo
Winnebago County171,3045215.58$101.84/mo
Wood County74,1077814.27$106.68/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 16th worst ranked state in the nation, Wisconsin releases 34,685,933,743.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Averaging 5,883.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the state ranks 15th highest for pollution per capita from electricity use. Electricity generating facilities in the state primarily use Natural Gas, which accounts for 37.68% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. Adding Natural Gas totals to Coal (35.02%) and Nuclear (16.65%), these three fuel sources make up 89.35% of the electricity production in the state. Wisconsin has 193 electricity generation plants, which is the 16th most in the country and 25th highest when counting power plants per resident.

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Wisconsin Net Metering

Out of the 116 companies in Wisconsin, 90 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 2.28%. This includes data from 63 companies, including WE Energies, Alliant Energy, and Wisconsin Public Service. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.45%. Wisconsin ranks 11th 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 37.68% of generation. In addition, Coal makes up 35.02% and Nuclear makes up 16.65%.

What is the average electric bill in Wisconsin?

The average electricity bill in the state of Wisconsin in 2023 is $106 while the countrywide average is $137.

What is a good electricity rate in Wisconsin?

Anything below the Wisconsin average of 15.62 cents per kilowatt hour is a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 7.27 cents to 21.25 cents per kilowatt hour, with Fennimore, Wisconsin Electric Utility 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 193 power plants generating electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wisconsin?

What power companies offer service in Wisconsin?

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-27