Vernon County, Wisconsin Electric Profile

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Vernon County, Wisconsin Overview

With total production of 873,935.99 megawatt hours, Vernon County is ranked 12th highest generator of electricity of all 72 counties in the state for total generation.

Vernon County is the 43rd largest county in Wisconsin.

Residents of Vernon County are paying, on average, 4.82% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the national average rate, at 14.42 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.76 cents per kilowatt hour.

Vernon County produces 141.58% more megawatt hours than the county consumes, leading to the need to export the surplus.

Coal use for electricity production in Vernon County has recently declined from 1,057,815.58 megawatt hours produced from coal per year down to 869,200.48 megawatt hours.

Vernon County comes in as the 24th highest pollution level from electricity consumption out of 72 counties in the state, releasing 386,591,456.45 kilograms of CO2 gases.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    361,759  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.78  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    873,936  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,787  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    870,149  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    28.45  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    386,591,456  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    12,586.82  kg

Viroqua, WI Electric Overview

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Viroqua's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 14.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.74% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 14.55 cents. This ranks the city 516th out of 808 cities in the state for best average electricity price. With an estimated 42 residential customers, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Viroqua emits 6,527.8 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 449th highest polluting city out of 808 cities in Wisconsin based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 29,401,210.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 161st highest for total pollution in Wisconsin. The city is home to zero power plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Viroqua

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh $129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
516th 14.15¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Viroqua
654th $112.05 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Viroqua Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Viroqua, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.81 102.59 1,918,702 264,986,883
Vernon Electric Cooperative BUNDLED 15.26 143.22 121,183.99 18,494,402.78

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Westby, WI Electric Overview

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Westby's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.49 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.16% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 14.55 cents, ranking the city at 49th best for average electricity rate out of 808 cities in the state. Westby Utilities sells an estimated 19,162.92 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $91.2 per month, while the Wisconsin average is $100.6.

Westby emits 6,527.8 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 449th highest polluting city out of 808 cities in Wisconsin based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 15,222,829.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 244th highest for total pollution in Wisconsin. The city is home to zero power plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Westby

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.126/kWh $129.05/mo.$80.36/mo.
49th 12.49¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Westby
153rd $91.2 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Westby Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Westby, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.81 102.59 1,918,702 264,986,883
Westby Utilities BUNDLED 11.16 79.8 8,708 972,000

Hillsboro, WI Electric Overview

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Hillsboro's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.81% lower than Wisconsin's average rate of 14.55 cents. This ranks the city 347th out of 808 cities in the state for best average electricity price. Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count. Consumers in Hillsboro experience 0.69 power outages each year with outages lasting on average 77.57 minutes.

Hillsboro emits 6,527.8 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 43rd highest polluting city out of 808 cities in Wisconsin based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 9,119,336.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 326th highest for total pollution in Wisconsin. The city is home to zero power plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hillsboro

Hillsboro residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.144/kWh$0.125/kWh $132.93/mo.$78.37/mo.
347th 13.85¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hillsboro
438th $105.54 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hillsboro Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hillsboro, Wisconsin

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Northern States Power Company BUNDLED 13.81 102.59 1,918,702 264,986,883
Vernon Electric Cooperative BUNDLED 15.26 143.22 121,183.99 18,494,402.78

Energy Production in Vernon County, Wisconsin

Power Plants in Vernon County, Wisconsin

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Vernon County WI Coal 870,131.99 933,912,126.02 1,073.3 Yes 6/2021
Liberty Pole DPC SolarSoCore 2016 ProjectCo-W11 LLC (100.00%)
Vernon County WI Solar 2,143
Sauk DPC SolarSoCore 2016 ProjectCo-W3 LLC (100.00%)
Vernon County WI Solar 1,644
La Farge WI Distillate Fuel Oil 17 13,779.44 810.56

Vernon County, Wisconsin Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 386,591,456.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, Vernon County ranks 24th highest out of 72 counties in Wisconsin for total emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 284th highest in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 12,586.82 kilograms of emissions per capita. Power generating plants in the county most often use Coal, which makes up 99.46% (or 869,200.48 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Solar (0.43%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Distillate Fuel Oil (0.11%). Vernon County has 4 electricity plants, which is 14th most in the state.

COAL
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99.46%
SOLAR
Solar
0.43%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.11%

Vernon County, Wisconsin Net Metering

Vernon County has 5 out of 6 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in Wisconsin have highly restricted net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

Vernon County electricity companies who report energy loss average roughly 3.81% of their energy lost per year. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 2.31%, resulting in a rank of 1004th best in the nation and a state rank of 53rd best out of 3221 and 72 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Vernon County:

  • Chaseburg, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 20.61%
    • Northern States Power Company: 79.39%
  • Coon Valley, Wisconsin:
    • Northern States Power Company: 100.00%
  • De Soto, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.00%
  • Genoa, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 31.54%
    • Northern States Power Company: 68.46%
  • Hillsboro, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 12.38%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 43.81%
    • Northern States Power Company: 43.81%
  • La Farge, Wisconsin:
    • La Farge Municipal Electric: 49.26%
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 0.94%
    • Northern States Power Company: 49.80%
  • Ontario, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 8.29%
    • Wisconsin Power & Light Co: 45.85%
    • Northern States Power Company: 45.85%
  • Readstown, Wisconsin:
    • Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative: 36.44%
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 27.11%
    • Northern States Power Company: 36.44%
  • Stoddard, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 13.85%
    • Northern States Power Company: 86.15%
  • Viroqua, Wisconsin:
    • Vernon Electric Cooperative: 23.29%
    • Northern States Power Company: 76.71%
  • Westby, Wisconsin:
    • Westby Utilities: 49.97%
    • Northern States Power Company: 50.03%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Vernon County, Wisconsin?

How many power plants are located within Vernon County, Wisconsin?

There are 4 power plants located in Vernon County, Wisconsin

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Vernon County, Wisconsin?

By total megawatt hours sold, Northern States Power Company is the largest electricity supplier in Vernon County, Wisconsin.

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

There are 6 electricity providers operating in Vernon County, Wisconsin.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-10