Electricity Rates in Wyoming
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Wyoming
- Population see rank576,851
- Total Production see rank44,125,735 MWh / 76.49 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank16,189,956 MWh / 28.07 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank11,535,373 MWh / 20 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank12,162,334,498 kg / 21,084.01 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank32,590,363 MWh / 56.5 MWh per capita
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:
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
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Lower Valley Energy||BUNDLED||6.39||127.58||514,374||32,863,000||14,958|
|Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power||BUNDLED||14.46||86.21||277,350||40,095,102||943,571.92|
|Powder River Energy Corporation||BUNDLED||11.73||136.13||217,805||25,557,120|
|High Plains Power||BUNDLED||13.73||131.07||143,349||19,680,887|
|City of Gillette Utilities||BUNDLED||11.44||99.52||138,223||15,810,564|
|Bridger Valley Electric Association||BUNDLED||10.11||151.68||73,961.89||7,479,183.11|
|High West Energy||BUNDLED||14.28||146.47||66,734||9,532,000|
|Carbon Power & Light||BUNDLED||15.81||103.36||40,496.34||6,401,106.96|
|City of Cody Utilties||BUNDLED||13.20||60.76||34,089.61||4,500,304.9|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Wyoming
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Powder River Energy Corporation||BUNDLED||9.80||655.9||593,122||58,143,340|
|Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power||BUNDLED||11.99||1,043.76||547,454||65,616,276||943,571.92|
|Lower Valley Energy||BUNDLED||6.35||225.23||258,680||16,426,000||14,958|
|City of Gillette Utilities||BUNDLED||8.89||511.84||184,359||16,387,729|
|City of Cody Utilties||BUNDLED||9.93||449.99||72,469.39||7,192,695.1|
|High Plains Power||BUNDLED||10.47||1,042.94||49,137||5,144,802|
|Carbon Power & Light||BUNDLED||12.59||421.56||47,295.1||5,954,045.82|
|Bridger Valley Electric Association||BUNDLED||6.99||437.59||40,209.62||2,809,329.75|
|Torrington, Wyoming Electric Utility||BUNDLED||11.09||427.83||33,009.42||3,660,517.24|
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%)
TB FlatsPacifiCorp (100.00%)
Roundhouse Wind Energy ProjectRoundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Shute Creek FacilityExxon Mobil Corp (100.00%)
|Lincoln County||Natural Gas||856,745||182,629,654.76||213.17|
Cedar Springs ICedar Springs Wind, LLC (100.00%)
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Big Horn County||11,521||6||15.06||$36.77/mo|
|Hot Springs County||4,621||3||11.88||$99.64/mo|
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.
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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Lower Valley Energy||6.39||27,787|
|2||Torrington, Wyoming Electric Utility||9.15||3,932|
|3||Bridger Valley Electric Association||10.11||4,714|
|4||Fall River Electric||10.42||367|
|6||Deaver, Wyoming Electric Utility||11.43||82|
|7||City of Gillette Utilities||11.44||15,907|
|8||Big Horn County Electric Cooperative||11.54||300|
|9||Powder River Energy Corporation||11.73||26,908|
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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power||43,999|
|3||Lower Valley Energy||27,787|
|4||Powder River Energy Corporation||26,908|
|5||City of Gillette Utilities||15,907|
|6||High Plains Power||13,601|
|7||City of Cody Utilties||7,504|
|8||High West Energy||6,728|
|9||Carbon Power & Light||6,394|