Electricity Rates in Wyoming

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Wyoming

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    44,071,025 MWh / 76.14 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    9,911,201 MWh / 17.12 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    10,030,343 MWh / 17.33 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    7,811,608,866 kg / 13,496.14 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    34,040,682 MWh / 58.81 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wyoming

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.122/kWh$0.103/kWh$134.02/mo.$72.38/mo.
6th11.09¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wyoming
4th$99.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wyoming Residents

Wyoming Electricity Fuel Mix

Wyoming's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Wyoming in 2023 is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour, while the national average price is 15.72 cents. This makes Wyoming the 6th best priced state in the country based on average electric rate. Customers in the state don't have much choice in their electricity provider due to the fact that Wyoming has a regulated electricity market based on the customer's geographic location. Wyoming has experienced a 11.01% decline during the previous 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation. As the highest polluting state in the country based on emissions per capita from electricity use, Wyoming customers account for emissions of 13,496.14 kilograms of CO2 gases each. With 144,041 total residential customers, PacifiCorp is the largest vendor in the state. With a population of 578,803 residents, the state is the 52nd most populous state in the United States.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wyoming

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Lower Valley EnergyBUNDLED6.35134.16556,19835,297,00014,958
Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerBUNDLED14.4586.94284,41641,095,908901,751.66
Powder River Energy CorporationBUNDLED11.63142.43228,07126,526,780
High Plains PowerBUNDLED13.55143.1158,99021,547,809
City of Gillette UtilitiesBUNDLED11.78108.14149,65117,631,064
Bridger Valley Electric AssociationBUNDLED10.12147.4872,293.647,316,022.4
High West EnergyBUNDLED14.18150.2970,2779,965,000
Carbon Power & LightBUNDLED15.65105.7742,593.486,664,992.4
City of Cody UtiltiesBUNDLED13.6562.0533,791.134,612,302.57

Commercial Electricity Providers in Wyoming

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Powder River Energy CorporationBUNDLED9.79692.33628,06561,486,320
Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerBUNDLED11.651,032.93563,75465,675,003901,751.66
Lower Valley EnergyBUNDLED6.29233.51269,61516,954,00014,958
City of Gillette UtilitiesBUNDLED9.23543.34190,41217,568,761
City of Cody UtiltiesBUNDLED10.26459.4771,834.877,371,697.43
Carbon Power & LightBUNDLED12.46431.649,744.316,199,501.18
High Plains PowerBUNDLED10.461,038.4848,4965,071,917
Bridger Valley Electric AssociationBUNDLED6.99424.8739,302.672,748,043.35
Torrington, Wyoming Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.36443.5633,312.263,784,450.82

Power Plants in Wyoming

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Platte County Coal 10,363,270.0710,595,908,759.861,022.45
Sweetwater County Coal 8,574,745.029,251,081,287.51,078.8812/2037
Converse County Coal 3,539,626.014,060,214,744.441,147.0712/2027
Campbell County Coal 2,914,861.013,113,765,993.391,068.24
Lincoln County Coal 2,721,307.012,568,844,169.6943.9712/2029
Campbell County Coal 1,898,2442,226,450,562.121,172.912/2039
Carbon County Wind 1,326,961
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Laramie County Wind 855,433
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Lincoln County Natural Gas 845,856178,775,217.18211.35
Carbon County Wind 771,851

Quick Facts

Wyoming generates 77.24% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 58.81 megawatt hours per citizen and places Wyoming as the highest state for non-renewable generation per capita per year.

Approximately 31,475,024.8 megawatt hours of electricity in Wyoming are created a year using natural gas. This is 54.38 megawatt hours per resident in the state a year.

Wyoming is 27th in the US rankings for total megawatt hours produced from sustainable energy, with 10,030,343.02 megawatt hours produced from sustainable sources.

Wyoming is 8th in the United States in megawatt hours generated from coal usage.

Wyoming is the 40th highest producing state of solar energy.

Wyoming is ranked 2nd in the country for renewable electricity production per capita, at 17.33 megawatt hours per person each year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County37,311515.23$134.69/mo
Big Horn County11,671614.85$38.54/mo
Campbell County46,7582311.63$142.26/mo
Carbon County14,7145313.32$106.05/mo
Converse County13,7023611.03$85.36/mo
Crook County7,185211.66$140.77/mo
Fremont County39,4344112.08$114.74/mo
Goshen County12,642713.43$106.17/mo
Hot Springs County4,673311.95$106.59/mo
Johnson County8,457411.61$137.70/mo
Laramie County99,9056514.35$118.45/mo
Lincoln County19,457429.37$102.50/mo
Natrona County79,382312.83$126.49/mo
Niobrara County2,486112.29$65.96/mo
Park County29,6649113.05$120.96/mo
Platte County8,6076114.16$148.36/mo
Sheridan County30,812512.12$121.06/mo
Sublette County8,830310.52$88.92/mo
Sweetwater County42,4593410.90$89.51/mo
Teton County23,31938.22$126.05/mo
Uinta County20,5143210.47$121.16/mo
Washakie County7,768413.18$72.65/mo
Weston County6,891111.63$142.43/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wyoming emits 13,496.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per citizen in the state, which makes it the highest polluting state in the United States based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of Wyoming from electricity use is 7,811,608,866.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 35th largest emissions amount in the US. Coal is the fuel of choice in Wyoming, with 71.42% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Other fuels used include Wind at 20.63% and Natural Gas at 4.74%. Wyoming has the 35th highest amount of electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 28 power plants. This equates to the most power plants per citizen in the nation.

Natural Gas
Conventional Hydroelectric
Other Gas

Wyoming Net Metering

There are 32 companies in Wyoming providing electricity. Of those 32, 62.50% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state has good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Wyoming is 3.27%. This includes data from 5 suppliers, including Lower Valley Energy, Powder River Energy Corporation, and City of Gillette Utilities. The US average is 2.45%, resulting in Wyoming having a rank of 24th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private residents to consider installing solar panels at their private residence by issuing tax breaks and rebates. Wyoming offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. There are currently no statewide rebates available to citizens who are considering installing solar panels. There are currently no property tax exemptions for consumers in Wyoming who wish to install solar panels at their residence. Consumers in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing solar.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily purchase electricity options with renewable fuel types is at least somewhat determined by initiatives at the state level. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a portion of the fuel used for electricity generation. These guidelines are called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Wyoming, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Additionally, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that help with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Wyoming

Where does Wyoming get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity production in Wyoming is Coal, making up 71.42% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Wind makes up 20.63% and Natural Gas accounts for 4.74%.

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.

What is the average electric bill in Wyoming?

The average electricity bill in Wyoming in 2023 is $100 while the US average is $148.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Wyoming?

The largest electricity company in Wyoming by megawatt hours sold is PacifiCorp.

What is a good electricity rate in Wyoming?

The average electricity rate paid by customers in Wyoming in 2023 is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wyoming?

How many electric companies offer service in Wyoming?

There are 32 electricity companies offering service in Wyoming.

How many power plants are in Wyoming?

There are 28 active power plants located in Wyoming.

What electricity companies offer service in Wyoming?

King Manalo
Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2023-09-26