Electricity In Wisconsin
- 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
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 14.59 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
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Wisconsin Public Service||BUNDLED||14.03||89.97||3,033,751||425,667,574||10,314,315.18|
|Northern States Power Company||BUNDLED||13.74||102.22||1,919,740||263,714,099||1,380,093|
|Madison Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||16.54||89.8||906,750||150,016,000||2,470,936.42|
|Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||15.94||105.14||274,080||43,697,000||100,929.78|
|Riverland Energy Cooperative||BUNDLED||14.33||157.56||228,107||32,684,400|
|Barron Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.43||120.72||200,616||26,945,000|
|Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||14.75||119.16||187,745||27,686,200|
|Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.63||157.36||184,797||25,188,300|
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||7,217,943||2,632,279,751.64||364.69|
South Oak CreekWE Energies (100.00%)
Fox Energy CenterWisconsin Public Service (100.00%)
|Outagamie County||Natural Gas||4,152,327||1,526,869,257.62||367.71|
Riverside Energy CenterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
|Rock County||Natural Gas||2,461,702||889,795,984.14||361.46|
EdgewaterAlliant Energy (100.00%)
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Eau Claire County||104,646||4||1||14.14||$124.98/mo|
|Fond du Lac County||103,403||5||3||12.56||$89.11/mo|
|Green Lake County||18,913||3||1||12.87||$85.77/mo|
|La Crosse County||118,016||6||2||13.19||$102.33/mo|
|St. Croix County||90,687||8||2||12.27||$101.58/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 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.
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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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Wisconsin Public Service||449,278|
|4||Northern States Power Company||255,968|
|5||Madison Gas & Electric||160,513|
|6||Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative||37,989|
|7||Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative||21,018|
|8||Barron Electric Cooperative||18,982|
|9||Riverland Energy Cooperative||18,519|
|10||Manitowoc Public Utilities||18,364|
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||Fennimore, Wisconsin Electric Utility||7.42||1,402|
|2||Merrillan, Wisconsin Electric Utility||7.96||421|
|3||Bloomer, Wisconsin Utilities||8.54||2,125|
|5||Viola, Wisconsin Electric Utility Company||8.76||408|
|6||Cashton, Wisconsin Electric Utility||8.97||590|
|8||Argyle, Wisconsin Electric Utility Company||9.30||498|
|9||Manitowoc Public Utilities||9.67||18,364|
|10||Sheboygan Falls Utilities||9.81||4,835|