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Location: Rockford, IL

Rockford is the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metro area. The estimated population of Rockford, IL is 152,201 and is located in the northern part of the state. Due to its geographical region, Rockford residents typically experience harsh winters and very warm summers. The creates a high demand for electricity in the area, especially in the winter months. Rockford residents have been able to shop their energy supply rate since 1997 when Illinois passed their energy deregulation law. For more information, see the graphs below on Rockford energy usage, source, solar and rates.

Usage for Rockford, Illinois

Monthly average household energy usage in IL compared to the national average.

Rates for Rockford, Illinois

Home and business owners in Rockford, IL have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

Your Price to Compare: 9.76¢
Best RateMost Popular
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821


36 Month Home Power Plan

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
45 mo.

Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 45

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
33 mo.

Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 33

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
18 mo.
or Call 844-249-7816

Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
32 mo.

Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 32

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Solar Score for Rockford, IL

Rockford, IL Solar Score: 48

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:

    • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
    • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
    • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

Sources for Rockford, IL

Rockford, IL produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • IL is a leading wind energy producer in the US with over 4,000 Mw installed
    • Illinois has the largest crude oil-refining capacity in the Midwest
    • Illinois has an estimated 2.5 million short tons of coal reserves
    • IL is home to 1/8 of all nuclear energy production in the US


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