Electricity Rates in Wyoming

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Wyoming

  • Population
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    576,851
  • Total Production
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    44,125,735 MWh / 76.49 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    16,189,956 MWh / 28.07 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    11,535,373 MWh / 20 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    12,162,334,498 kg / 21,084.01 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    32,590,363 MWh / 56.5 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$96.76Average 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 2022 is 11.09 cents per kilowatt hour, while the national average price is 14.46 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. The state has seen a 4.42% increase in electricity generated from solar fields over the last 12 months. Residents of the state consume 16,189,956 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 42nd largest consumer of electricity in the United States. Producing 76.49 megawatt hours per person living in the state, Wyoming ranks as the largest per capita generator of electricity in the nation. The state has grown hydroelectric power usage by 5.78% and the power source now makes up 2.27% of all electricity production there.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wyoming

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.7480.241,048,615112,605,33918,762,800.97
Lower Valley EnergyBUNDLED6.39127.58514,37432,863,00014,958
Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerBUNDLED14.4686.21277,35040,095,102943,571.92
Powder River Energy CorporationBUNDLED11.73136.13217,80525,557,120
High Plains PowerBUNDLED13.73131.07143,34919,680,887
City of Gillette UtilitiesBUNDLED11.4499.52138,22315,810,564
Bridger Valley Electric AssociationBUNDLED10.11151.6873,961.897,479,183.11
High West EnergyBUNDLED14.28146.4766,7349,532,000
Carbon Power & LightBUNDLED15.81103.3640,496.346,401,106.96
City of Cody UtiltiesBUNDLED13.2060.7634,089.614,500,304.9

Commercial Electricity Providers in Wyoming

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED8.57417.481,386,934118,839,65918,762,800.97
Powder River Energy CorporationBUNDLED9.80655.9593,12258,143,340
Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerBUNDLED11.991,043.76547,45465,616,276943,571.92
Lower Valley EnergyBUNDLED6.35225.23258,68016,426,00014,958
City of Gillette UtilitiesBUNDLED8.89511.84184,35916,387,729
City of Cody UtiltiesBUNDLED9.93449.9972,469.397,192,695.1
High Plains PowerBUNDLED10.471,042.9449,1375,144,802
Carbon Power & LightBUNDLED12.59421.5647,295.15,954,045.82
Bridger Valley Electric AssociationBUNDLED6.99437.5940,209.622,809,329.75
Torrington, Wyoming Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.09427.8333,009.423,660,517.24

Power Plants in Wyoming

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Sweetwater County Coal 10,289,464.910,806,109,350.441,050.2112/2037
Platte County Coal 8,299,8698,366,917,761.091,008.08
Converse County Coal 3,330,2103,706,781,674.471,113.0812/2027
Campbell County Coal 2,786,053.013,027,727,778.81,086.74
Lincoln County Coal 2,223,5102,237,721,345.071,006.3912/2029
Campbell County Coal 1,600,7991,893,219,336.211,182.6712/2039
Carbon County Wind 1,370,741
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Laramie County Wind 1,007,200
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Lincoln County Natural Gas 856,745182,629,654.76213.17
Cedar Springs ICedar Springs Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Converse County Wind 854,413

Quick Facts

Coal use for electricity production in Wyoming has recently declined from 33,418,039.79 megawatt hours produced from coal per year down to 30,622,056.22 megawatt hours.

Wyoming averages 28.07 megawatt hours consumed per year per person. The state is 2nd for megawatt hours consumed per person.

CO2 emissions on account of the consumption of electricity have been reduced by 8.34% in Wyoming during the course of the most recent year.

Wyoming generates 30,622,056.22 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of coal, making Wyoming the 9th highest generator of electricity from coal in the nation.

The largest electricity provider in the state of Wyoming by megawatt hours sold is PacifiCorp.

The 32,590,362.71 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuel types puts Wyoming at 31st worst in the US in non-renewable power generation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County37,0665215.28$131.94/mo
Big Horn County11,521615.06$36.77/mo
Campbell County47,0262711.73$135.95/mo
Carbon County14,5375913.16$100.46/mo
Converse County13,7513810.80$81.55/mo
Crook County7,181211.76$134.29/mo
Fremont County39,2344312.09$106.31/mo
Goshen County12,498713.08$111.22/mo
Hot Springs County4,621311.88$99.64/mo
Johnson County8,447411.69$131.50/mo
Laramie County100,5126514.37$116.82/mo
Lincoln County19,581459.23$97.89/mo
Natrona County79,9553312.89$116.77/mo
Niobrara County2,467112.46$65.51/mo
Park County29,6249512.83$119.66/mo
Platte County8,6056314.04$145.81/mo
Sheridan County30,9215112.15$115.34/mo
Sublette County8,728310.32$84.83/mo
Sweetwater County42,2723410.68$86.39/mo
Teton County23,331327.92$122.46/mo
Uinta County20,4503310.37$122.04/mo
Washakie County7,685413.21$68.50/mo
Weston County6,838111.73$136.13/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wyoming emits 21,084.01 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 12,162,334,497.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 37th largest emissions amount in the US. Coal is the fuel of choice in Wyoming, with 69.40% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Other fuels used include Wind at 23.46% and Natural Gas at 3.36%. Wyoming has the 42nd highest amount of electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 60 power plants. This equates to the 3rd most power plants per citizen in the nation.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
69.40%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
23.46%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
3.36%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.27%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
0.79%
OTHER
Other
0.73%

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 2.62%. This includes data from 5 suppliers, including Lower Valley Energy, Powder River Energy Corporation, and City of Gillette Utilities. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Wyoming having a rank of 16th 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 69.40% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Wind makes up 23.46% and Natural Gas accounts for 3.36%.

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 2022 is $97 while the US average is $130.

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 2022 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 60 active power plants located in Wyoming.

What electricity companies offer service in Wyoming?

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-24