Electricity in Alabama
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Alabama
- Population see rank5,024,279
- Total Production see rank142,955,135 MWh / 28.45 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank85,610,349 MWh / 17.04 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank16,198,558 MWh / 3.22 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank29,182,092,183 kg / 5,808.21 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank126,756,577 MWh / 25.23 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alabama
Alabama residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Alabama
Alabama's Electricity Prices and Usage
Residents of Alabama enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the US, with an average state electric rate of 13.16 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.99 cents. This ranks Alabama as the 29th lowest priced state in the country by average electricity rate. The electricity market in the state is regulated, meaning consumers must choose their electricity supplier based on their location. Of the over 60 suppliers most consumers will have only one option. Alabama Power is the largest electricity supplier in the state based on total residential customers. The state released 29,182,092,182.63 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, causing it to be the 19th worst polluting state in the US based on total CO2 output. The state is ranked 6th highest in the United States in total electricity produced within its borders, with 142,955,135.35 megawatt hours generated. There has been a 34.34% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar fields throughout the past 12 months, which is an increase of 126,632.19 megawatt hours a year.
Residential Electricity Providers in Alabama
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Florence, Alabama Electric Utility||BUNDLED||10.97||135.93||614,259||67,409,709|
|Central Alabama Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.49||156.68||586,104||79,047,000|
|Joe Wheeler EMC||BUNDLED||12.45||166.07||574,688||71,570,000|
Power Plants in Alabama
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Browns FerryTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Joseph M FarleyAlabama Power (100.00%)
|Mobile County||Natural Gas||11,792,286||6,501,611,908.68||551.34|
H Allen Franklin Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
|Lee County||Natural Gas||11,356,994||4,229,570,241.26||372.42|
Hillabee Energy CenterExelon Corporation (100.00%)
|Tallapoosa County||Natural Gas||5,147,792||1,906,647,215.76||370.38|
E B Harris Electric Generating PlantSouthern Company (100.00%)
|Autauga County||Natural Gas||4,700,572||1,765,732,006.5||375.64|
Central Alabama Generating StationAlabama Power (100.00%)
|Autauga County||Natural Gas||4,202,153||1,671,121,940.88||397.68|
Morgan Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
|Morgan County||Natural Gas||4,031,284||1,507,239,604.5||373.89|
Alabama is ranked as the 16th largest consumer of electricity as over 85,600,000 megawatt hours are consumed by customers who live there.
pith a nationwide average residential electricity bill of $123.86, Alabama residents, on average, pay about 21.62% more than their fellow Americans per month for electricity.
With 495,374.67 megawatt hours generated using solar, Alabama is the 24th ranked state for total solar power generation.
Unfortunately, in the most recent 12 months, CO2 emissions from electricity consumption in Alabama have increased by 9.05%.
Alabama ranks 5th worst in the country for total generation of electricity from non-renewable sources, with 126,756,576.96 of the state's 142,955,135.35 megawatt hours coming from those fuel sources.
The burning of natural gas in Alabama yields a total of 53,786,700.12 megawatts of electricity, propelling the state into its ranking of 10th in the country for total natural gas generation.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|St. Clair County||91,103||3||13.89||$157.28/mo|
Alabama residents average 5,808.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 29,182,092,182.63 kilograms. Approximately 37.62% of Alabama's electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Nuclear (32.20%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Coal (18.82%). Alabama has 25 electricity plants, which is the 36th highest in the country and 45th most when counting power plants per resident.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Alabama
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Alabama?
The largest electricity supplier in Alabama by total revenue is Alabama Power.
Where does Alabama get its electricity?
The main fuel type used for electricity production in Alabama is Natural Gas, making up 37.62% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Nuclear accounts for 32.20% and Coal makes up 18.82%.
Does Alabama have a deregulated electricity market?
No, Alabama has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.
How much does electricity cost in Alabama?
Anything below the Alabama average of 13.16 cents per kilowatt hour would be a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 6.84 cents to 16.95 cents per kilowatt hour, with Lafayette Electric currently having the lowest rates.
How many electric companies offer service in Alabama?
There are 60 electricity providers operating in Alabama.
What is the average electric bill in Alabama?
In 2022, Alabama has an average electric bill of $151.
What power companies offer service in Alabama?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|5||Florence, Alabama Electric Utility||50,886|
|8||Joe Wheeler EMC||44,634|
|9||Central Alabama Electric Cooperative||43,959|
|10||Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative||31,911|
How many power plants are within Alabama?
Alabama is home to 25 electricity plants generating electricity for the state.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Alabama?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|2||City of Luverne Utilities||7.58||1,829|
|3||City of Opp Utilities||8.67||3,157|
|4||Sylacauga Utilities Board||9.35||6,111|
|9||Courtland, Alabama Electric Utility||10.02||775|