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Dane County, Wisconsin Electricity Overview

Dane County's average residential electricity rate is 16.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.97% higher than the nationwide average rate of 16.12 cents per kilowatt hour.

Dane County generates 88.83% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 1.41 megawatt hours per resident and ranks Dane County as the 653rd highest county out of 3230 counties in the United States for non-renewable generation per capita each year.

Dane County continues to improve with the lowering of non-renewable fuel source use for electricity generation purposes. The county has seen a 24.74% reduction in the consumption of these fuel types for electricity generation during the course of the previous 12 months.

The largest electricity supplier in Dane County by megawatt hours sold is Madison Gas & Electric.

Dane County is the 2nd largest county by population in the state, with 568,203 citizens living within its borders.

At $107.39, the average Dane County monthly residential electric bill is 22.19% lower than the nationwide average.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,640,653 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.69 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    904,834 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    101,112 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    803,722 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.59 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,403,396,144 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,989.75 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Madison

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Madison Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for April, 2024

19.47¢ per kWh

  • 2.11% higher than last month
  • 7.34% higher than April last year
  • 12.48% higher than the Wisconsin average
  • 15.14% higher than the US average
  • 775th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 153 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 173 since April last year
  • 26,597th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 304 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,237 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

18.21¢ per kWh

  • 0.61% higher than last month
  • 7.07% higher than April last year
  • 7.39% higher than the Wisconsin average
  • 12.93% higher than the US average
  • 604th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 15 since April last year
  • 25,254th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 33 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,379 since April last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for April, 2024

$89.92 per month

  • 10.19% lower than last month
  • 0.27% higher than April last year
  • 5.2% lower than the Wisconsin average
  • 20.24% lower than the US average
  • 193rd in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 6 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 20 since April last year
  • 6,325th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 1,320 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 1,361 since April last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$106.65 per month

  • 0.02% higher than last month
  • 3.74% higher than April last year
  • 3.08% lower than the Wisconsin average
  • 21.63% lower than the US average
  • 199th in the state out of 804 cities
  • The state rank has dropped by 1 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 7 since April last year
  • 4,836th in the US out of 31,696 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 85 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 1,173 since April last year

Madison, WI Electricity Overview

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Madison averages a residential electricity rate of 18.21 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 7.39% higher than Wisconsin's average rate of 16.95 cents and 12.93% higher than the US average of 16.12 cents. Consumers in the city experience 0.2 electrical outages per year, with outages lasting around 22.27 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.45 outages at 171.11 minutes each. Madison Gas & Electric has an estimated 52,559 residential customers, more than any other electricity supplier in the city.

Emitting 1,616,687,329.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Madison ranks 2nd highest out of 810 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 5,923.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Madison as the 755th 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 353,263.04 megawatt hours, or 90.69% of the total generation in the city, from this fuel source. Wind and Solar are also highly used fuel sources in the city, with 20,290 (5.21%) and 15,413 (3.96%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Madison

Madison residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.195/kWh$0.122/kWh$134.70/mo.$69.63/mo.
604th18.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Madison
199th$106.65Average residential monthly electricity bill for Madison Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Madison, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED16.50113.013,552,255.79585,963,591
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED20.0498.97360,981.55860,308172,411,000

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

Sun Prairie, WI Electricity Overview

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Sun Prairie averages a residential electricity rate of 14.93 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 11.92% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 16.95 cents and 7.37% lower than the US average of 16.12 cents. Consumers in Sun Prairie are faced with 0.52 electrical outages per year with outages lasting on average 20.68 minutes. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $94.79. This is 14.31% lower than the Wisconsin average bill of $110.62.

Electricity consumption in Sun Prairie creates 213,246,781.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 24th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 22nd highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 6,002.22 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.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sun Prairie

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.106/kWh$117.21/mo.$64.90/mo.
58th14.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sun Prairie
49th$94.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sun Prairie Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED16.50113.013,552,255.79585,963,591
Sun Prairie UtilitiesBUNDLED13.4778.77104,877.7514,123,081.23

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Fitchburg, WI Electricity Overview

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Fitchburg averages a residential electricity rate of 18.10 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 6.77% higher than Wisconsin's average rate of 16.95 cents and 12.28% higher than the US average of 16.12 cents. The power grid in the city is faced with an average of 0.2 outages per consumer per year, with outages lasting about 22.27 minutes per outage. The US averages of outages and outage time frames are 1.45 outages a year and 171.11 minutes per outage. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $107.06 per month.

Electricity consumption in Fitchburg creates 157,230,061.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 30th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 765th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 5,355.06 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 7th highest for a city in the state. Fitchburg's power plants primarily use Solar, which accounts for 99.95% (or 37,440 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fitchburg

Fitchburg residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.194/kWh$0.121/kWh$134.84/mo.$69.82/mo.
600th18.10¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fitchburg
200th$107.06Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fitchburg Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alliant EnergyBUNDLED16.50113.013,552,255.79585,963,591
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED20.0498.9737,457860,308172,411,000

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

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Electricity Production in Dane County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Dane County, Wisconsin

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Dane County WI Natural Gas 449,681278,523,587.4619.38
West Campus Cogeneration FacilityMadison Gas & Electric (91.50%)University of Wisconsin (8.50%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 352,973167,903,873.89475.68
Fitchburg WI Solar 37,440
Galactic WindGalactic Wind (100.00%)
Madison WI Wind 20,290
Dane County Airport SolarMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Dane County WI Solar 18,126
Madison WI Solar 15,413
Middleton Airport SolarMadison Gas & Electric (100.00%)
Middleton WI Solar 7,691
Epic VeronaEpic Hosting, LLC (100.00%)
Verona WI Solar 2,356169,650.0772.01
Madison WI Distillate Fuel Oil 553453,684.29820.41
Madison WI Natural Gas 229372,428.141,626.32
Madison WI Natural Gas 6556,827.26874.27
Fitchburg WI Natural Gas 17235,957.8213,879.87
UW Madison Charter Street PlantState of Wisconsin (100.00%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 9,902,888.48

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 3,403,396,144.22 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 5,989.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Dane County as the 29th highest polluting county in Wisconsin. Natural Gas makes up 88.63% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in Dane County. Other fuel types used include Solar at 8.93% and Wind at 2.24%. Dane County has the highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 13 total plants.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
88.63%
SOLAR
Solar
8.93%
WIND
Wind
2.24%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.20%

Dane County, Wisconsin Net Metering

There are 11 companies in Dane County offering electricity. Of those 11, 90.91% 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 9 providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 3.02%. The national average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Dane County a rank of 366th best in the nation out of 3230 counties.

Providers In Each City in Dane County:

  • Belleville, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Black Earth, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 23.28%
    • Black Earth, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 38.36%
    • Vanguard Electric: 38.36%
  • Blue Mounds, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Cambridge, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Cottage Grove, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 4.77%
    • Alliant Energy: 95.23%
  • Cross Plains, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 50.00%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 50.00%
  • Dane, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • DeForest, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Deerfield, Wisconsin:
    • WE Energies: 53.93%
    • Alliant Energy: 46.07%
  • Fitchburg, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 42.33%
    • Alliant Energy: 57.67%
  • Madison, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 54.73%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 45.27%
  • Maple Bluff, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 50.00%
    • Alliant Energy: 50.00%
  • Marshall, Wisconsin:
    • WE Energies: 100.00%
  • Mazomanie, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 34.02%
    • Mazomanie Utilities: 32.79%
    • Black Earth, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 0.44%
    • Vanguard Electric: 32.75%
  • McFarland, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 17.31%
    • Alliant Energy: 82.69%
  • Middleton, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 50.20%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 49.80%
  • Monona, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 50.00%
    • Alliant Energy: 50.00%
  • Mount Horeb, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 46.14%
    • Mt Horeb Utilities: 53.86%
  • Oregon, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Rockdale, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 50.00%
    • Alliant Energy: 50.00%
  • Stoughton, Wisconsin:
    • Stoughton Utilities: 75.19%
    • Alliant Energy: 24.81%
  • Sun Prairie, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 46.75%
    • Sun Prairie Utilities: 53.25%
  • Verona, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Waunakee, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 8.17%
    • Alliant Energy: 11.60%
    • Waunakee Utilities: 80.23%
  • Windsor, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 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 11 electricity providers offering service in Dane County, Wisconsin.

How many power plants are within Dane County, Wisconsin?

There are 13 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.

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