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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

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wyoming

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

Historical Pricing:
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 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 34 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 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, resulting in it ranking as the 38th highest polluting state in the country based on total CO2 equivalent output.

Electricity Providers in Wyoming

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Lower Valley Energy6.37129.32510,47632,536,00017,6171,305,428,975.75
Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power 15.5294.46280,84043,597,138903,186.52,982,945,573.6
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 & Light 15.78110.5242,9346,776,800No 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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Jim BridgerIdaho Power (33.33%)PacifiCorp (66.67%)
Coal 10,506,930.9811,216,145,765.961,067.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Laramie River StationMissouri River Energy Services (8.49%)Basin Electric Power Cooperative (48.45%)Lincoln Electric System (7.81%)Tri State Generation (33.57%)Wyoming Municipal Power Agency (1.68%)
Coal 8,124,636.038,161,225,040.851,004.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dave JohnstonPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Coal 4,075,0144,389,011,777.571,077.05YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Dry Fork StationWyoming Municipal Power Agency (7.10%)Basin Electric Power Cooperative (92.90%)
Coal 3,006,780.993,052,219,423.61,015.11YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
NaughtonPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Coal 2,628,276.032,663,728,739.391,013.49YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
WyodakBlack Hills Energy (20.00%)PacifiCorp (80.00%)
Coal 1,742,173.012,175,862,700.351,248.94YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Production Co (100.00%)
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%)
Wind 860,46624,480,977.6828.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wygen IIIBlack Hills Energy (52.00%)Montana Dakota Utilities (25.00%)
Coal 762,334848,408,6491,112.91No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wygen 2Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power (100.00%)
Coal 716,789834,921,639.371,164.81No 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 electric bill in Wyoming is 18.78% lower than the nationwide average monthly 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 County38,88016 providers414.09$109.27/mo
Big Horn County11,79015 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.55$117.84/mo
Campbell County46,3418 providers911.99$105.64/mo
Carbon County14,8008 providers812.81$108.98/mo
Converse County13,8229 providers913.39$116.52/mo
Crook County7,58410 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$120.87/mo
Fremont County39,26111 providers311.17$98.65/mo
Goshen County13,21118 providers113.63$113.07/mo
Hot Springs County4,4139 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.83$112.95/mo
Johnson County8,44510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.16$117.52/mo
Laramie County99,50014 providers514.82$114.44/mo
Lincoln County19,8306 providers58.45$106.07/mo
Natrona County79,8587 providers312.29$107.87/mo
Niobrara County2,35612 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.50$114.59/mo
Park County29,19415 providers612.89$126.63/mo
Platte County8,39310 providers314.29$112.28/mo
Sheridan County30,48511 providers112.05$113.67/mo
Sublette County9,8317 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.92$112.30/mo
Sweetwater County42,3439 providers511.78$99.27/mo
Teton County23,4649 providers210.24$122.84/mo
Uinta County20,2266 providers310.80$89.67/mo
Washakie County7,8059 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.81$108.29/mo
Weston County6,9278 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.27$111.24/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in at 38th worst in the United States, Wyoming releases 12,767,775,743.08 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production each year. The state averages 22,060.61 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases per resident, which is a better measurement of the state’s pollution levels. They rank 1st worst in the nation in this category. 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 69 power plants. This equates to the 3rd most power plants per person in the United States.

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Natural Gas
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Other Gas

Net Metering

Out of the 34 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?

Coal is the primary fuel used for electricity production in Wyoming, making up 76.70% of production.

How much does electricity cost in Wyoming?

The average cost for electricity in Wyoming in 2021 is 11.21 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).