Summary of Electricity Activity in Kentucky

Summary of Kentucky Generation

Kentucky is ranked #24 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation. electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Mar 2024.

Companies on File37
Plants on File79
Total Generation4.52G MMBtu
Total Sales 5.59G kWh
Total Revenue $571.66M

Map of Top Producing Cities in the Kentucky

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Overall National Rank

#24 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

68.7 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

671.3 M MMBtu

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Monthly Net Generation for Kentucky

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential1.92G kWh13.01 cents/kWh$249.29M
Commercial1.48G kWh11.94 cents/kWh$176.09M
Industrial2.20G kWh6.64 cents/kWh$146.27M
Transportation0 kWh0.00 cents/kWh$0
Total5.59G kWh10.22 cents/kWh$571.66M

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in Kentucky

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#13BarkleyUSCE-Nashville DistrictKuttawa, Kentucky691.2 GWhDec 1965Dec 2022 Water
#24Bluegrass Generating StationEast Kentucky Power Coop, IncLaGrange, Kentucky212.0 GWhMay 2002Dec 2022 Natural Gas : 94.0% Distillate Fuel Oil : 6.0%
#22Calvert CityDTE Calvert City LLCCalvert City, Kentucky227.9 GWhMar 2000Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#7Cane RunLouisville Gas & Electric CoLouisville, Kentucky5.2 TWhApr 1962Feb 2024 Natural Gas
#18Cannelton Hydroelectric PlantAmerican Mun Power-Ohio, IncHawesville, Kentucky527.6 GWhDec 2015Dec 2022 Water
#16CooperEast Kentucky Power Coop, IncSomerset, Kentucky556.2 GWhJan 1965Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 99.6%
#8D B WilsonBig Rivers Electric CorpCentertown, Kentucky3.0 TWhAug 1984Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 98.9% Distillate Fuel Oil : 1.1%
#11E W BrownKentucky Utilities CoHarrodsburg, Kentucky1.3 TWhApr 1957Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 91.7% Natural Gas : 6.8% Solar : 1.4%
#9East BendDuke Energy Kentucky IncUnion, Kentucky2.7 TWhFeb 1981Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 99.3% Distillate Fuel Oil : 0.7%
#1GhentKentucky Utilities CoGhent, Kentucky10.7 TWhJan 1974Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 99.9%
#4H L SpurlockEast Kentucky Power Coop, IncMaysville, Kentucky8.3 TWhAug 1977Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 98.8% Tire-derived Fuels : 1.1%
#15J K SmithEast Kentucky Power Coop, IncWinchester, Kentucky580.8 GWhDec 1998Mar 2024 Natural Gas : 99.9%
#10Kentucky DamTennessee Valley AuthorityGrand Rivers, Kentucky1.3 TWhAug 1944Mar 2024 Water
#20Kentucky MillsDomtar Paper Company LLCHawesville, Kentucky376.0 GWhMay 2001Dec 2022 Black Liquor : 66.2% Wood/Wood Waste Solids : 32.6% Natural Gas : 1.3%
#14Meldahl Hydroelectric ProjectCity of Hamilton - (OH)Foster, Kentucky622.1 GWhDec 2015Dec 2022 Water
#2Mill Creek (KY)Louisville Gas & Electric CoLouisville, Kentucky8.4 TWhJul 1972Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 99.7%
#21Ohio FallsLouisville Gas & Electric CoShippingport Island, Kentucky304.5 GWhDec 1927Dec 2022 Water
#5ParadiseTennessee Valley AuthorityDrakesboro, Kentucky7.2 TWhApr 1963Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#23R D GreenBig Rivers Electric CorpRobards, Kentucky217.9 GWhNov 1979Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#17Riverside Generating LLCRiverside Generating Co LLCCatlettsburg, Kentucky543.8 GWhJun 2001Jan 2024 Natural Gas
#6ShawneeTennessee Valley AuthorityWest Paducah, Kentucky5.4 TWhMar 1953Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.4%
#19Smithland Hydroelectric PlantAmerican Mun Power-Ohio, IncSmithland, Kentucky467.3 GWhJun 2017Mar 2024 Water
#3Trimble CountyLouisville Gas & Electric CoBedford, Kentucky8.3 TWhNov 1990Mar 2024 Bituminous Coal : 79.0% Subbituminous Coal : 13.5% Natural Gas : 7.4%
#12Wolf CreekUSCE-Nashville DistrictJamestown, Kentucky1.0 TWhSep 1951Dec 2022 Water

Electricity Generation by Kentucky Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#30Barren County, KY14.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#8Boone County, KY42.7 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#33Bourbon County, KY149.3 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#14Bracken County, KY1622.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#2Carroll County, KY110.7 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Clark County, KY3594.2 GWh580.1 GWh0.0 Wh13.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#25Estill County, KY311.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#21Garrard County, KY1119.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh119.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#29Grant County, KY14.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh4.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#24Greenup County, KY217.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#12Hancock County, KY3903.7 GWh4.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#26Hardin County, KY111.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#1Jefferson County, KY614.0 TWh5.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#28Kenton County, KY26.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh6.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#22Laurel County, KY298.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#17Lawrence County, KY2543.8 GWh543.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#18Livingston County, KY1467.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#13Lyon County, KY1691.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#9Marshall County, KY31.7 TWh362.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#4Mason County, KY28.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6McCracken County, KY25.4 TWh74.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#10Mercer County, KY31.4 TWh87.0 GWh0.0 Wh17.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#5Muhlenberg County, KY27.2 TWh7.2 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#7Ohio County, KY13.0 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#19Oldham County, KY1212.0 GWh199.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#23Pendleton County, KY122.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#16Pulaski County, KY1556.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#27Rowan County, KY17.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#11Russell County, KY11.0 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#31Scott County, KY11.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#34Shelby County, KY11.0 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh1.0 MWh0.0 Wh
#32Taylor County, KY11.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#3Trimble County, KY18.3 TWh616.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#20Webster County, KY3172.0 GWh206.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in Kentucky

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#6Alabama151.5 TWh100
#26Arkansas67.1 TWh97
#49Delaware5.2 TWh39
#51District of Columbia201.1 GWh18
#8Georgia145.4 TWh303
#5Illinois198.5 TWh470
#17Indiana99.7 TWh260
#21Iowa77.9 TWh334
#38Maryland38.5 TWh223
#11Michigan130.1 TWh357
#20Mississippi78.5 TWh85
#22Missouri72.0 TWh174
#9North Carolina140.3 TWh1,100
#7Ohio149.7 TWh283
#3Pennsylvania256.0 TWh360
#13South Carolina110.4 TWh292
#19Tennessee87.3 TWh105
#16Virginia102.5 TWh281
#31West Virginia56.2 TWh64
#25Wisconsin68.4 TWh284

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Mar 2024