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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.
Historical Electric Rates:
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
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential 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||914,403.6||2,978,198,257.67|
|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||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Dave JohnstonPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
|Lincoln County||Natural Gas||901,795||314,601,700||348.86|
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Wygen 1Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (23.50%)Black Hills Wyoming Inc (76.50%)
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 residential electric bill in Wyoming is 18.78% lower than the nationwide average monthly residential 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||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Big Horn County||11,790||5||13.34||$109.31/mo|
|Hot Springs County||4,413||5||11.12||$86.15/mo|
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.
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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power||43,626|
|3||Lower Valley Energy||27,284|
|4||Powder River Energy Corporation||26,580|
|5||Montana Dakota Utilities||16,422|
|6||City of Gillette Utilities||15,865|
|7||High Plains Power||13,483|
|8||City of Cody Utilties||7,747|
|9||High West Energy||6,508|
|10||Carbon Power & Light||6,330|
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 Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|2||Lower Valley Energy||6.37||27,284|
|3||Torrington, Wyoming Electric Utility||8.70||3,896|
|4||Montana Dakota Utilities||10.74||16,422|
|6||Bridger Valley Electric Association||10.83||4,702|
|7||Fall River Electric||10.90||357|
|8||City of Gillette Utilities||11.30||15,865|
|9||Powder River Energy Corporation||11.38||26,580|
|10||Southeast Electric Cooperative||11.46||12|
How many electric companies offer service in Wyoming?
Wyoming is home to 35 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.