Electricity in Wyoming

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Wyoming

  • Population
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    576,851
  • Total Production
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    43,650,671 MWh / 75.67 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    16,076,326 MWh / 27.87 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    9,617,718 MWh / 16.67 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    12,760,138,067 kg / 22,120.34 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    34,032,952 MWh / 59 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 March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.122/kWh$0.103/kWh$134.02/mo.$72.38/mo.
7th11.11¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Wyoming
5th$97.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wyoming Residents

Energy Profile of Wyoming

Wyoming's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Wyoming in 2022 is 11.11 cents per kilowatt hour, while the national average price is 13.99 cents. This makes Wyoming the 7th 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. There has been a 8.29% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar energy over the course of the last 12 months, which is an increase of 13,708 megawatt hours a year. Residents of the state consume 16,076,326 megawatt hours for statewide electricity needs, making the state the 42nd largest consumer of electricity in the United States. Producing 75.67 megawatt hours per person living in the state, Wyoming ranks as the largest per capita generator of electricity in the nation. The state has seen a 4.12% decrease in the use of coal for electricity generation in the past 12 months.

Residential Electricity Providers in Wyoming

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.6780.281,053,195112,409,26218,649,721.34
Lower Valley EnergyBUNDLED6.41125.52501,32032,118,00017,617
Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerBUNDLED14.7288.47278,70541,038,438965,424.1
Powder River Energy CorporationBUNDLED11.61135.83218,35125,352,200
High Plains PowerBUNDLED14.06134.97144,30420,284,163
City of Gillette UtilitiesBUNDLED11.2698.86139,45615,708,693
Bridger Valley Electric AssociationBUNDLED10.11151.6873,961.897,479,183.11
High West EnergyBUNDLED14.28145.9765,8579,404,000
Carbon Power & LightBUNDLED15.81103.3640,496.346,401,106.96
City of Cody UtiltiesBUNDLED13.2060.7634,089.614,500,304.9

Power Plants in Wyoming

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Sweetwater County Coal 10,342,839.9610,869,297,971.341,050.9
Platte County Coal 8,314,551.998,415,432,959.751,012.13
Converse County Coal 3,601,241.993,948,771,288.61,096.5Yes
Campbell County Coal 2,943,7913,203,953,762.771,088.38Yes
Lincoln County Coal 2,596,4462,592,178,102.21998.36Yes
Campbell County Coal 1,714,823.022,084,107,280.621,215.35Yes
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Laramie County Wind 842,304
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
Lincoln County Natural Gas 838,670171,265,688.44204.21
Cedar Springs ICedar Springs Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Converse County Wind 760,259
Carbon County Wind 736,904

Quick Facts

31,984,886.5 megawatt hours are generated from coal in the state of Wyoming. With 576,851 citizens, this is 55.45 megawatt hours per person.

Wyoming has achieved a 3.61% decrease in CO2 pollution due to electricity consumption in the last 12 months.

Wyoming is the 26th largest producer of megawatt hours produced using renewable fuel types.

With 31,984,886.5 megawatt hours produced from coal, Wyoming ranks 9th in electricity generation using coal as the fuel type.

Wyoming is 36th in the United States in solar power generation, with 179,072 megawatt hours produced from solar energy.

About 31,984,886.5 megawatt hours of electricity in Wyoming are created a year using natural gas. This is 55.45 megawatt hours per citizen in the state per year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Albany County37,066515.27$131.92/mo
Big Horn County11,521615.04$36.84/mo
Campbell County47,0262311.61$135.66/mo
Carbon County14,5375313.19$101.17/mo
Converse County13,7513610.74$81.58/mo
Crook County7,181211.64$134.00/mo
Fremont County39,2344112.24$108.50/mo
Goshen County12,498713.08$111.22/mo
Hot Springs County4,621311.96$101.15/mo
Johnson County8,447411.58$131.30/mo
Laramie County100,5126514.49$117.75/mo
Lincoln County19,581429.20$97.21/mo
Natrona County79,955313.10$119.59/mo
Niobrara County2,467112.46$65.51/mo
Park County29,6249112.81$119.53/mo
Platte County8,6056114.02$145.82/mo
Sheridan County30,921512.06$115.33/mo
Sublette County8,728310.26$84.67/mo
Sweetwater County42,2723410.62$86.42/mo
Teton County23,33137.94$120.58/mo
Uinta County20,4503210.34$122.05/mo
Washakie County7,685413.23$69.18/mo
Weston County6,838111.61$135.83/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Wyoming emits 22,120.34 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 12,760,138,067.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 37th largest emissions amount in the US. Coal is the fuel of choice in Wyoming, with 73.27% of electricity generation coming from the fuel source. Other fuels used include Wind at 19.36% and Natural Gas at 3.53%. Wyoming has the 33rd 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.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
73.27%
WIND
Wind
Wind
19.36%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
3.53%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.27%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
0.83%
OTHER
Other
0.74%

Wyoming Net Metering

There are 33 companies in Wyoming providing electricity. Of those 33, 60.61% 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 Energy in Wyoming

Where does Wyoming get its electricity?

The primary fuel used for electricity production in Wyoming is Coal, making up 73.27% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Wind makes up 19.36% and Natural Gas accounts for 3.53%.

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 $124.

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 11.11 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Wyoming?

How many electric companies offer service in Wyoming?

There are 33 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?

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-25