Dane County, Wisconsin Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Dane County, Wisconsin Electricity Overview

As the 396th largest producer of solar power in the United States, Dane County generates a total of 25,097 megawatt hours from solar.

Dane County is ranked 14th out of 72 for highest polluting county in the state when considering pollution per capita.

Dane County is home to over 561,504 residents and generates 25,097 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.04 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Dane County 12th in Wisconsin out of 72 counties for solar megawatt hours generated per person.

With a population of 561,504 residents, Dane County is the 124th largest county by population in the country.

Dane County's average residential electricity rate is 14.69 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.57% more than the national average of 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour.

Dane County is the 11th highest generator of electricity out of 72 counties in Wisconsin, producing 1,059,986.6 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,680,164 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.9 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,059,987 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    54,302 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,005,685 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.89 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,607,941,882 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,425.5 kg

Madison, WI Electricity Overview

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Madison averages a residential electricity rate of 16.58 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 9.77% higher than Wisconsin's average rate of 15.11 cents and 14.68% higher than the US average of 14.46 cents. The power grid in the city is faced with an average of 0.72 outages per consumer per year, with outages lasting about 81.55 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 $96.01 per month.

Emitting 1,701,723,171.34 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 6,306.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Madison as the 763rd highest polluting city in the state. The city has 7 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 347,456 megawatt hours, or 94.25% 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 20,717 (5.62%) and 471.6 (0.13%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively.

Average 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 kWhAverage Bill$0.189/kWh$0.133/kWh$129.72/mo.$67.72/mo.
786th16.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Madison
171st$96.01Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.47105.323,710,672536,789,346
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED17.2892.96341,278.25907,905156,850,000

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 Electricity Overview

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Sun Prairie averages a residential electricity rate of 12.65 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 16.30% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 15.11 cents and 12.55% lower than the US average of 14.46 cents. Consumers in Sun Prairie are faced with 0.72 electrical outages per year with outages lasting on average 81.55 minutes. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $87.01. This is 16.75% lower than the Wisconsin average bill of $104.51.

Electricity consumption in Sun Prairie creates 230,622,716.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 26th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 68th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 6,412.06 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 January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.105/kWh$136.81/mo.$72.50/mo.
39th12.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sun Prairie
39th$87.01Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.47105.323,710,672536,789,346
Sun Prairie UtilitiesBUNDLED11.0570.89115,56212,764,300

Fitchburg, WI Electricity Overview

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Fitchburg averages a residential electricity rate of 16.22 cents per kilowatt hour paid by their citizens, which is 7.35% higher than Wisconsin's average rate of 15.11 cents and 12.16% higher than the US average of 14.46 cents. Consumers in Fitchburg are faced with 0.72 electrical outages per year with outages lasting on average 81.55 minutes. The city generates 586 megawatt hours from natural gas as the fuel source, ranking them the 18th ranked city in Wisconsin for total electricity production from natural gas.

Electricity consumption in Fitchburg creates 177,987,776.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 28th largest emissions amount of any city in Wisconsin. This total also equates to a ranking of 767th highest in Wisconsin for emissions per resident with an average of 6,011.27 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The city is home to 2 electricity producing plants, which is the 6th highest for a city in the state. Fitchburg's power plants primarily use Solar, which accounts for 97.49% (or 22,728 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 January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.181/kWh$0.129/kWh$130.94/mo.$68.55/mo.
621st16.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fitchburg
185th$97.61Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED14.47105.323,710,672536,789,346
Madison Gas & ElectricBUNDLED17.2892.9623,314907,905156,850,000

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

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 656,829402,537,090.21612.85
West Campus Cogeneration FacilityMadison Gas & Electric (92.41%)University of Wisconsin (7.59%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 339,690158,692,118.24467.17
Fitchburg WI Solar 22,728
Galactic WindGalactic Wind (100.00%)
Madison WI Wind 20,717
GL Dairy BiogasGL Dairy Biogas LLC (100.00%)
Dane County WI Other Biomass Gas 8,4885,189,556.55611.411/2021
UW Madison Charter Street PlantState of Wisconsin (100.00%)
Madison WI Natural Gas 7,934.611,084,693.411,397.01
Epic VeronaEpic Hosting, LLC (100.00%)
Verona WI Solar 2,711236,991.5287.42
Fitchburg WI Natural Gas 586698,481.841,191.95
Madison WI Distillate Fuel Oil 456329,891.6723.45
Madison WI Natural Gas 1218,783.241,565.27
Madison WI Distillate Fuel Oil -16554,174.26-328.33

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 3,607,941,881.64 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 6,425.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Dane County as the 14th highest polluting county in Wisconsin. Natural Gas makes up 94.77% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in Dane County. Other fuel types used include Solar at 2.37% and Wind at 1.95%. Dane County has the highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 11 total plants.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
94.77%
SOLAR
Solar
2.37%
WIND
Wind
1.95%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.80%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.11%

Dane County, Wisconsin Net Metering

There are 11 companies in Dane County offering electricity. Of those 11, 81.82% 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 2.96%. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Dane County a rank of 401st best in the nation out of 3221 counties.

Providers In Each City in Dane County:

  • Belleville, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Black Earth, Wisconsin:
    • Vanguard Electric: 50.00%
    • Black Earth, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 50.00%
  • Blue Mounds, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Cambridge, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Cottage Grove, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 33.33%
    • WE Energies: 33.33%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 33.33%
  • Cross Plains, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 100.00%
  • Dane, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • DeForest, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Deerfield, Wisconsin:
    • WE Energies: 53.92%
    • Alliant Energy: 46.08%
  • Fitchburg, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 37.62%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 62.38%
  • Madison, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 24.62%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 75.38%
  • Maple Bluff, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 100.00%
  • Marshall, Wisconsin:
    • WE Energies: 100.00%
  • Mazomanie, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 34.02%
    • Vanguard Electric: 32.75%
    • Mazomanie Utilities: 32.79%
    • Black Earth, Wisconsin Electric Utility: 0.44%
  • McFarland, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 81.25%
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 18.75%
  • Middleton, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 49.80%
    • Alliant Energy: 50.20%
  • Monona, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 100.00%
  • 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: 100.00%
  • Stoughton, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 24.81%
    • Stoughton Utilities: 75.19%
  • Sun Prairie, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 46.80%
    • Sun Prairie Utilities: 53.20%
  • Verona, Wisconsin:
    • Alliant Energy: 100.00%
  • Waunakee, Wisconsin:
    • Madison Gas & Electric: 8.63%
    • Waunakee Utilities: 84.73%
    • Alliant Energy: 6.64%
  • 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 11 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: 2022-09-27