Electricity In Wyoming

  • Population578,759
  • Total Consumption15,745,613 MWh / 27.21 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption12,765,102,689 kg
  • Total Production44,508,922 MWh / 76.9 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wyoming

Wyoming residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.122/kWh$0.105/kWh$134.02/mo.$72.38/mo.
9th11.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wyoming
8th$97.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wyoming Residents

Energy Profile of Wyoming

Wyoming's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Wyoming residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 11.22 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 17.61% below the nationwide average price of 13.62 cents. Wyoming ranks as the 9th best priced state in the United States based on average electric rate. There are 32 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. The electricity grid in the state deals with an average of 0.11 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting roughly 6.6 minutes. The US average for these two data points are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. With 142,715 total residential customers, PacifiCorp is the largest provider in the state. Wyoming has made improvements with a 57.81% rise in the previous year in the usage of renewable fuel types for electricity generation. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in Wyoming is $97.85 per month, while the US average is $121.91.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wyoming

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Lower Valley EnergyBUNDLED6.39127.65506,64232,375,00017,617
Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerBUNDLED15.5094.69282,48543,792,293941,621.45
Powder River Energy CorporationBUNDLED11.56134.82216,04124,980,190
High Plains PowerBUNDLED13.93137.41148,08020,620,332
City of Gillette UtilitiesBUNDLED11.2598.77139,54215,704,724
Bridger Valley Electric AssociationBUNDLED10.11151.6873,961.897,479,183.11
High West EnergyBUNDLED14.23146.7165,6419,340,000
Carbon Power & LightBUNDLED15.81103.3640,496.346,401,106.96
City of Cody UtiltiesBUNDLED13.2060.7634,089.614,500,304.9

Power Plants in Wyoming

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Sweetwater County Coal 10,931,750.9611,464,178,164.391,048.7
Platte County Coal 8,569,0238,614,009,758.591,005.25
Converse County Coal 3,883,4494,232,172,559.831,089.8Yes
Campbell County Coal 2,962,0083,176,257,008.961,072.33Yes
Kemmerer Coal 2,653,304.012,656,203,361.281,001.09Yes
Campbell County Coal 1,815,449.022,206,133,728.911,215.2Yes
Campbell County Coal 843,013938,248,839.681,112.97
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Laramie County Wind 835,538
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Lincoln County Natural Gas 835,153169,118,509.42202.5
Campbell County Coal 725,176840,361,997.331,158.84

Quick Facts

Wyoming generates 79.68% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 30th worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.

Wyoming has seen a year over year increase of 9.93% for electricity production from solar power.

The state of Wyoming saw a 74.92% rise in the amount of electricity generated by wind turbines around the state.

Wyoming is ranked 3rd in the country for renewable electricity production per capita, at 15.63 megawatt hours per person each year.

Wyoming is 27th in the national rankings for total megawatt hours generated from renewable energy, with 9,043,377.25 megawatt hours generated from renewable fuel types.

Wyoming is the 52nd most populous state in the country.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County38,8806215.25$131.65/mo
Big Horn County11,790515.23$35.18/mo
Campbell County46,3413911.55$134.14/mo
Carbon County14,80061313.25$101.88/mo
Converse County13,8225910.94$81.56/mo
Crook County7,584111.56$134.82/mo
Fremont County39,2615312.27$110.90/mo
Goshen County13,211313.20$112.71/mo
Hot Springs County4,413412.09$103.74/mo
Johnson County8,445411.54$130.57/mo
Laramie County99,5006514.91$119.96/mo
Lincoln County19,830559.48$95.29/mo
Natrona County79,8584313.05$121.44/mo
Niobrara County2,356215.40$95.60/mo
Park County29,1949612.98$122.08/mo
Platte County8,3933315.20$169.01/mo
Sheridan County30,4855111.98$114.70/mo
Sublette County9,831310.36$84.58/mo
Sweetwater County42,3434510.73$86.33/mo
Teton County23,464327.57$119.99/mo
Uinta County20,2263310.38$123.52/mo
Washakie County7,805513.96$66.52/mo
Weston County6,927212.51$125.09/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wyoming is the 35th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state using enough electricity to account for 12,765,102,689.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This total also equals a ranking of 1st highest in the United States for emissions per citizen with an average of 22,055.99 kilograms of emissions citizen. Around 75.21% of electricity in the state of Wyoming comes from production using Coal. Combined with Wind (17.75%) and Natural Gas (3.35%), these three fuel sources make up 96.31% of the state's electricity generation. Wyoming has the 40th highest amount of power plants of any state in the country, with 67 power plants. This equates to the 3rd most power plants per person in the United States.

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Conventional Hydroelectric
Other Gas

Wyoming Net Metering

Out of the 32 suppliers in Wyoming, 20 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. The state of Wyoming has pretty good state level net metering regulations.

Energy Loss

Wyoming has 5 providers who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these 5 companies is 2.62%. For comparison, the countrywide average electricity loss is 2.76%. Wyoming has a rank of 36th best in the country for energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating home installs of solar, tax and rebate incentives from the government are some of the easiest methods. Wyoming offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. The state offers no rebates to consumers who are installing solar. The state of Wyoming offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who install private solar panels, making it less attractive for citizens to do so. There is currently no sales tax exemption for citizens who install solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Customers who are shopping for electricity plans that use renewable fuel types will benefit from state level initiatives that encourage green energy usage. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electric suppliers who operate in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be generated from green energy. The state of Wyoming does not currently have any standards established that suppliers must adhere to. Additionally, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Wyoming

Where does Wyoming get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity production in Wyoming is Coal, making up 75.21% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Wind makes up 17.75% and Natural Gas makes up 3.35%.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Wyoming?

The largest electricity company in Wyoming by total customer count is PacifiCorp.

How much does electricity cost in Wyoming?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Wyoming in 2022 is 11.22 cents.

What power companies are in Wyoming?

What is the average electric bill in Wyoming?

In 2022, Wyoming has an average electric bill of $98, and the countrywide average is $122.

Does Wyoming have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Wyoming has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.

How many power plants are within Wyoming?

There are 67 power plants in Wyoming

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wyoming?

How many electric companies offer service in Wyoming?

Wyoming is home to 32 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-24