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Electricity In Wyoming
- Total Consumption15,257,135 MWh / 26.36 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions12,767,775,743 kg
- Total Production42,795,492 MWh / 73.94 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wyoming
Wyoming residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.
Energy Profile of Wyoming
Wyoming's Electricity Prices and Usage
The Wyoming electricity rate in 2021 averages 11.21 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 15.89% below the nationwide average price of 13.33 cents. Wyoming ranks as the 12th best priced state in the United States based on average electric rate. There are 34 electricity providers that operate in the state, but because of the electricity market regulations in place customers usually have only one or two supplier choices based on where they live. Customers in Wyoming deal with 0.03 power outages each year with outages lasting an average of 2.46 minutes. Citizens of the state consume over 15,200,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs, ranking Wyoming at 42nd in the country for total electricity consumption. The state produces around 73.94 megawatt hours per capita per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes them the largest generator per capita in the nation. The state released 12,767,775,743.08 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, resulting in it ranking as the 38th highest polluting state in the country based on total CO2 equivalent output.
Electricity Providers in Wyoming
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Lower Valley Energy||6.37||129.32||510,476||32,536,000||17,617||1,305,428,975.75|
|Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power||15.52||94.46||280,840||43,597,138||903,186.5||2,982,945,573.6|
|Powder River Energy Corporation||11.38||133||215,478||24,513,530||1,442,801,124.4|
|High Plains Power||13.92||137.86||147,704||20,565,336||537,458,601.2|
|Montana Dakota Utilities||10.74||95.5||147,009||15,793,000||190,583.5||534,232,293.98|
|City of Gillette Utilities||11.30||97.8||137,650||15,560,620||263,353,442.59|
|High West Energy||14.19||146.51||64,643||9,176,000||163,982,079.73|
|Carbon Power & Light||15.78||110.52||42,934||6,776,800||92,428,941.01|
|Bridger Valley Electric Association||10.83||98.74||40,016||4,332,100||108,380,778.7|
Power Plants in Wyoming
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Jim BridgerIdaho Power (33.33%)PacifiCorp (66.67%)
Laramie River StationMissouri River Energy Services (8.49%)Basin Electric Power Cooperative (48.45%)Lincoln Electric System (7.81%)Tri State Generation (33.57%)Wyoming Municipal Power Agency (1.68%)
Dave JohnstonPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Dry Fork StationWyoming Municipal Power Agency (7.10%)Basin Electric Power Cooperative (92.90%)
WyodakBlack Hills Energy (20.00%)PacifiCorp (80.00%)
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Production Co (100.00%)
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Wygen IIIBlack Hills Energy (52.00%)Montana Dakota Utilities (25.00%)
Wygen 2Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power (100.00%)
Wyoming produces 1,425,285.92 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 46th in the nation for natural gas generation.
The average monthly electric bill in Wyoming is 18.78% lower than the nationwide average monthly bill.
The use of renewable fuels for electricity production in Wyoming grew by 42.85% last year.
As the highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Wyoming produces 60.08 megawatt hours per person pear year.
Wyoming produces 0.28 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar power, giving the state a ranking of 16th in the nation for this category.
Wyoming consumes only 35.65% of the electricity produced in the state.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Albany County||38,880||16 providers||4||14.09||$109.27/mo|
|Big Horn County||11,790||15 providers||13.55||$117.84/mo|
|Campbell County||46,341||8 providers||9||11.99||$105.64/mo|
|Carbon County||14,800||8 providers||8||12.81||$108.98/mo|
|Converse County||13,822||9 providers||9||13.39||$116.52/mo|
|Crook County||7,584||10 providers||12.40||$120.87/mo|
|Fremont County||39,261||11 providers||3||11.17||$98.65/mo|
|Goshen County||13,211||18 providers||1||13.63||$113.07/mo|
|Hot Springs County||4,413||9 providers||13.83||$112.95/mo|
|Johnson County||8,445||10 providers||12.16||$117.52/mo|
|Laramie County||99,500||14 providers||5||14.82||$114.44/mo|
|Lincoln County||19,830||6 providers||5||8.45||$106.07/mo|
|Natrona County||79,858||7 providers||3||12.29||$107.87/mo|
|Niobrara County||2,356||12 providers||13.50||$114.59/mo|
|Park County||29,194||15 providers||6||12.89||$126.63/mo|
|Platte County||8,393||10 providers||3||14.29||$112.28/mo|
|Sheridan County||30,485||11 providers||1||12.05||$113.67/mo|
|Sublette County||9,831||7 providers||9.92||$112.30/mo|
|Sweetwater County||42,343||9 providers||5||11.78||$99.27/mo|
|Teton County||23,464||9 providers||2||10.24||$122.84/mo|
|Uinta County||20,226||6 providers||3||10.80||$89.67/mo|
|Washakie County||7,805||9 providers||13.81||$108.29/mo|
|Weston County||6,927||8 providers||13.27||$111.24/mo|
Coming in at 38th worst in the United States, Wyoming releases 12,767,775,743.08 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production each year. The state averages 22,060.61 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases per resident, which is a better measurement of the state’s pollution levels. They rank 1st worst in the nation in this category. Around 76.70% of electricity in the state of Wyoming comes from production using Coal. Combined with Wind (15.86%) and Natural Gas (3.33%), these three fuel sources make up 95.89% of the state's electricity generation. Wyoming has the 39th highest amount of power plants of any state in the country, with 69 power plants. This equates to the 3rd most power plants per person in the United States.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Wyoming
Where does Wyoming get its electricity?
Coal is the primary fuel used for electricity production in Wyoming, making up 76.70% of production.
How much does electricity cost in Wyoming?
The average cost for electricity in Wyoming in 2021 is 11.21 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).