U.S. Energy Information Administration logo
‹ U.S. States

Wisconsin   Wisconsin Profile

State Profile and Energy Estimates

Profile Overview

Full Screen

Quick Facts

  • Wisconsin's industrial sector, including agriculture and the manufacture of machinery, fabricated metal products, and food and beverage products, was the largest end-use energy-consuming sector in 2014, accounting for almost one-third (32%) of the state's end-use energy consumption.
  • Coal has dominated electricity generation in Wisconsin.  In 2016, coal provided 52% of the state's net electricity generation.
  • After Kewaunee Power Station ceased operations in 2013, Point Beach, which has the one of the oldest operating reactors in the United States, became Wisconsin's sole nuclear power plant, providing 16% of the state's net generation in 2016.
  • In 2016, 8.3% of Wisconsin's net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, including conventional hydroelectric power, wind, and biomass.
  • In 2016, Wisconsin ranked eighth in the nation in ethanol operating capacity at 537 million gallons.

Last Updated: April 20, 2017

More Data & Analysis in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 24
Total Energy per Capita 29
Total Energy 37
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 22
Natural Gas 42
Electricity 13
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 19

See rankings for all states ›

Today In Energy

See all articles for this state ›

U.S. Energy Mapping System

U.S. Energy Mapping System


State Profiles updates

State Profiles notes and sources

SEDS notes and documentation

Other Resources

Wisconsin State Energy Office

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Energy Office, Reports

(Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) Hydro Electric Generation

(Wisconsin) homeenergy +


Play a short video to learn how to use this tool.