Dane County, Wisconsin Electric Profile

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Dane County, Wisconsin Overview

As the 596th largest producer of solar power in the United States, Dane County generates a total of 5,154 megawatt hours from solar.

Dane County is ranked 32nd out of 72 for highest polluting county in the state when considering pollution per capita.

With 5,154 megawatt produced from solar power and 561,504 residents in Dane County, the county averages 0.01 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 758th in the nation out of 3221 counties.

Electricity generation plants in Dane County had a 29.56% rise in the use of non-renewable fuel types over the course of the previous year, surely a step in the wrong direction.

Dane County produces 39,613 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources. This ranks Dane County 1143rd highest producing county in the US out of 3221 counties for total renewable electricity production.

Dane County's average residential electricity rate is 13.91 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.10% higher than the nationwide average price of 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,613,570  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.78  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,138,752  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    39,613  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,099,139  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.03  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,661,711,165  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,521.26  kg

Madison, WI Electric Overview

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Madison averages a residential electricity rate of 15.72 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 8.09% higher than Wisconsin's average rate of 14.55 cents and 14.28% higher than the US average of 13.76 cents. The power grid in the city is faced with an average of 0.69 outages per consumer per year, with outages lasting about 77.57 minutes per outage. The US averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages a year and 122.99 minutes per outage. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $91.8 per month.

Emitting 1,729,792,678.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Madison ranks 2nd highest out of 808 cities in Wisconsin for total pollution from electricity consumption. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which is 6,410.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Madison as the 764th highest polluting city in the state. The city has 8 power plants, which is the highest out of any city in the state. Madison's top fuel used for electricity production is Natural Gas. They produce 409,537.64 megawatt hours, or 93.62% of the total generation in the city, from this fuel source. Wind and Distillate Fuel Oil are also highly used fuel sources in the city, with 21,227 (4.85%) and 6,701.96 (1.53%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Madison

Madison residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.189/kWh$0.134/kWh $129.72/mo.$67.72/mo.
600th 15.72¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Madison
162nd $91.8 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Madison Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Madison, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Madison Gas & Electric BUNDLED 16.45 89.82 380,495.5 913,476 150,311,000

Zips with electric coverage in Madison, Wisconsin include: 53711, 53704, 53590, 53703, 53719, 53562, 53705, 53593, 53713, 53597, 53716 and 9 other zip code(s).

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Sun Prairie, WI Electric Overview

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Sun Prairie averages a residential electricity rate of 12.19 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 16.22% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 14.55 cents and 11.42% lower than the US average of 13.76 cents. Consumers in Sun Prairie are faced with 0.69 electrical outages per year with outages lasting on average 77.57 minutes. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $83.52. This is 16.98% lower than the Wisconsin average bill of $100.6.

Electricity consumption in Sun Prairie creates 234,785,378.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 25th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 43rd highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 6,527.8 kilograms of emissions per citizen. All of the electricity sold in Sun Prairie has to be sourced from surrounding cities and rural areas, as there are no power generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.149/kWh$0.105/kWh $136.81/mo.$72.50/mo.
34th 12.19¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sun Prairie
35th $83.52 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sun Prairie Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Sun Prairie Utilities BUNDLED 11.05 70.89 115,562 12,764,300

Fitchburg, WI Electric Overview

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Fitchburg averages a residential electricity rate of 15.34 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 5.46% higher than Wisconsin's average rate of 14.55 cents and 11.50% higher than the US average of 13.76 cents. Consumers in the city experience 0.69 electrical outages per year, with outages lasting around 77.57 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each. Selling an estimated 313,653.68 megawatt hours a year, Madison Gas & Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

The consumption of electricity in Fitchburg accounts for 193,281,626.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 27th largest amount in Wisconsin out of 808 cities. More telling of the city's pollution reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 6,527.8 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 43rd ranked city in the state for CO2 emissions released per capita. The city has one power plant.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fitchburg

Fitchburg residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.181/kWh$0.129/kWh $130.93/mo.$68.54/mo.
590th 15.34¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fitchburg
170th $92.83 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fitchburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Madison Gas & Electric BUNDLED 16.45 89.82 913,476 150,311,000

Zips with electric coverage in Fitchburg, Wisconsin include: 53711, 53719, 53593, 53713, 53575

Energy Production in Dane County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Dane County, Wisconsin

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Dane County WI Natural Gas 682,744 409,574,319.04 599.89
West Campus Cogeneration FacilityUniversity of Wisconsin (7.31%)Madison Gas & Electric (92.69%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 380,536 174,856,129.26 459.5 Yes
Madison WI Natural Gas 27,081 23,872,383.78 881.52
Galactic WindGalactic Wind (100.00%)
Madison WI Wind 21,227
GL Dairy BiogasGL Dairy Biogas LLC (100.00%)
Dane County WI Other Biomass Gas 9,340 5,672,870.29 607.37
UW Madison Charter Street PlantState of Wisconsin (100.00%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 7,934.6 11,406,319.5 1,437.54
Clean Fuel Dane Community DigesterClean Fuel Partners Dane (100.00%)
Dane County WI Other Biomass Gas 3,892 1,097,583.53 282.01 5/2020
Middleton Airport SolarMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Middleton WI Solar 3,766
Epic VeronaEpic Hosting, LLC (100.00%)
Verona WI Solar 1,501 272,329.11 181.43
Madison WI Distillate Fuel Oil 885 585,255.7 661.31
Dane County Airport SolarMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Dane County WI Solar 240
Madison WI Natural Gas 26 27,325.9 1,051
Fitchburg WI Distillate Fuel Oil -198 44,729.58 -225.91
Madison WI Distillate Fuel Oil -223 37,354.24 -167.51

Dane County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 2nd highest ranked county out of 72 counties in Wisconsin, Dane County releases 3,661,711,165.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the county, which amounts to 6,521.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Dane County as the 32nd highest polluting county in Wisconsin. Natural Gas makes up 95.28% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in Dane County. Other fuel types used include Wind at 1.86% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 1.24%. Dane County has the highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 14 total plants.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
95.28%
WIND
Wind
1.86%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
1.24%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
1.16%
SOLAR
Solar
0.45%

Dane County, Wisconsin Net Metering

There are 9 companies in Dane County offering electricity. Of those 9, 77.78% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. Some net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and Wisconsin has heavily restricted laws and regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

The county has 7 providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 3.07%. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Dane County a rank of 501st best in the nation out of 3221 counties.

Providers In Each City in Dane County:

  • Belleville, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Black Earth, Wisconsin:
    • Black Earth, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 50.00%
    • Vanguard Electric: 50.00%
  • Blue Mounds, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Cambridge, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Cottage Grove, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 4.80%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 95.20%
  • Cross Plains, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 97.31%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 2.69%
  • Dane, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • DeForest, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Deerfield, Wisconsin:
    • WE Energies: 53.87%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 46.13%
  • Fitchburg, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 62.52%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 37.48%
  • Madison, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 75.39%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 24.61%
  • Maple Bluff, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 100.00%
  • Marshall, Wisconsin:
    • WE Energies: 100.00%
  • Mazomanie, Wisconsin:
    • Black Earth, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 0.53%
    • Mazomanie Utilities: 28.51%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 36.16%
    • Vanguard Electric: 34.81%
  • McFarland, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 18.79%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 81.21%
  • Middleton, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 93.54%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 6.46%
  • Monona, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 100.00%
  • Mount Horeb, Wisconsin:
    • Mt Horeb Utilities: 53.66%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 46.34%
  • Oregon, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Rockdale, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 100.00%
  • Stoughton, Wisconsin:
    • Stoughton Utilities: 75.06%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 24.94%
  • Sun Prairie, Wisconsin:
    • Sun Prairie Utilities: 53.14%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 46.86%
  • Verona, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%
  • Waunakee, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 8.80%
    • Waunakee Utilities: 84.92%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 6.28%
  • Windsor, Wisconsin:
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Dane County, Wisconsin?

There are 9 electricity providers offering service in Dane County, Wisconsin.

How many power plants are within Dane County, Wisconsin?

There are 14 active power plants located in Dane County, Wisconsin

Which electricity companies offer service in Dane County, Wisconsin?

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Dane County, Wisconsin?

The largest electricity provider in Dane County, Wisconsin by total revenue is Madison Gas & Electric.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-01