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Electricity In Wyoming

  • Population578,759
  • 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
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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.
12th11.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wyoming
11th$97.55Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wyoming Residents

Energy Profile of Wyoming

Wyoming's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Wyoming residential 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 35 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 emissions from electricity consumption, resulting in it ranking as the 38th highest polluting state in the country based on total CO2 output.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wyoming

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PacifiCorp10.7879.861,033,789111,403,63418,246,305.853,372,580,319.05
Lower Valley Energy6.37129.32510,47632,536,00017,6171,305,428,975.75
Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power15.5294.46280,84043,597,138914,403.62,978,198,257.67
Powder River Energy Corporation11.38133215,47824,513,530No DataIcon representing missing value.1,442,801,124.4
High Plains Power13.92137.86147,70420,565,336No DataIcon representing missing value.537,458,601.2
Montana Dakota Utilities 10.7495.5147,00915,793,000190,583.5534,232,293.98
City of Gillette Utilities11.3097.8137,65015,560,620No DataIcon representing missing value.263,353,442.59
High West Energy14.19146.5164,6439,176,000No DataIcon representing missing value.163,982,079.73
Carbon Power & Light15.78110.5242,9346,776,800No DataIcon representing missing value.92,428,941.01
Bridger Valley Electric Association10.8398.7440,0164,332,100No DataIcon representing missing value.108,380,778.7

Power Plants in Wyoming

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Sweetwater County Coal 10,506,930.9811,216,145,765.961,067.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Platte County Coal 8,124,636.038,161,225,040.841,004.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Converse County Coal 4,075,0144,389,011,777.571,077.05YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Campbell County Coal 3,006,780.993,052,219,423.61,015.11YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Kemmerer Coal 2,628,276.032,663,728,739.391,013.49YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Campbell County Coal 1,742,173.012,175,862,700.351,248.94YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Lincoln County Natural Gas 901,795314,601,700348.86No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Laramie County Wind 860,46624,480,977.6828.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Campbell County Coal 716,789834,921,639.371,164.81No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wygen 1Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (23.50%)Black Hills Wyoming Inc (76.50%)
Campbell County Coal 698,187831,226,558.741,190.55No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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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.

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The average monthly residential electric bill in Wyoming is 18.78% lower than the nationwide average monthly residential bill.

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The use of renewable fuels for electricity production in Wyoming grew by 42.85% last year.

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As the highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, Wyoming produces 60.08 megawatt hours per person pear year.

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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.

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Wyoming consumes only 35.65% of the electricity produced in the state.

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Albany County38,8807215.18$125.58/mo
Big Horn County11,7905No DataIcon representing missing value.13.34$109.31/mo
Campbell County46,3414711.37$132.34/mo
Carbon County14,80071013.19$103.97/mo
Converse County13,8226910.93$81.13/mo
Crook County7,5841No DataIcon representing missing value.11.38$133.00/mo
Fremont County39,2616312.28$111.02/mo
Goshen County13,2112No DataIcon representing missing value.15.27$150.37/mo
Hot Springs County4,4135No DataIcon representing missing value.11.12$86.15/mo
Johnson County8,4455No DataIcon representing missing value.11.39$128.96/mo
Laramie County99,5005515.02$118.42/mo
Lincoln County19,830659.48$94.81/mo
Natrona County79,8585313.05$121.74/mo
Niobrara County2,3562No DataIcon representing missing value.15.42$95.44/mo
Park County29,1949512.11$121.04/mo
Platte County8,3932315.27$150.37/mo
Sheridan County30,4855111.57$125.11/mo
Sublette County9,8314No DataIcon representing missing value.10.35$84.65/mo
Sweetwater County42,3435410.78$81.91/mo
Teton County23,464327.58$122.07/mo
Uinta County20,2264310.81$91.33/mo
Washakie County7,8056No DataIcon representing missing value.12.64$101.87/mo
Weston County6,9272No DataIcon representing missing value.12.38$123.68/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wyoming is the 38th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state using enough electricity to account for 12,767,775,743.08 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 22,060.61 kilograms of emissions citizen. 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 62 power plants. This equates to the 3rd most power plants per person in the United States.

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Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
76.70%
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Wind
Wind
15.86%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
3.33%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.51%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
0.91%
OTHER
Other
0.69%

Wyoming Net Metering

Out of the 35 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 21 providers who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these 21 companies is 2.92%. For comparison, the countrywide average electricity loss is 2.72%. Wyoming has a rank of 37th worst 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 76.70% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Wind makes up 15.86% and Natural Gas makes up 3.33%.

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 2021 is 11.21 cents.

What power companies are in Wyoming?

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1PacifiCorp142,473
2Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power43,626
3Lower Valley Energy27,284
4Powder River Energy Corporation26,580
5Montana Dakota Utilities 16,422
6City of Gillette Utilities15,865
7High Plains Power13,483
8City of Cody Utilties7,747
9High West Energy6,508
10Carbon Power & Light6,330

What is the average electric bill in Wyoming?

In 2021, Wyoming has an average electric bill of $98, and the countrywide average is $120.

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 62 power plants in Wyoming

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wyoming?

Residential Rate RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Rate (¢)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.
1Midvale Irrigation3.485
2Lower Valley Energy6.3727,284
3Torrington, Wyoming Electric Utility8.703,896
4Montana Dakota Utilities 10.7416,422
5PacifiCorp10.78142,473
6Bridger Valley Electric Association10.834,702
7Fall River Electric10.90357
8City of Gillette Utilities11.3015,865
9Powder River Energy Corporation11.3826,580
10Southeast Electric Cooperative11.4612

How many electric companies offer service in Wyoming?

Wyoming is home to 35 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-13