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Electricity In Alabama
- Total Consumption84,988,826 MWh / 17.33 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions30,407,586,338 kg
- Total Production137,247,064 MWh / 27.99 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alabama
Alabama residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.
Energy Profile of Alabama
Alabama's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average electricity rate in Alabama in 2021 is 12.85 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.57% lower than the national average of 13.33 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only a few provider options to choose from when shopping for their electricity. With a population of 4,903,185 residents, the state is the 24th largest state in the United States. The state produces 11.41% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 30th in the nation for ratio of sustainable fuel sources to non-renewable sources. The state ranks 6th in the US in total electricity produced within its borders, with 137,247,064.1 megawatt hours produced. Producing 27.99 megawatt hours per citizen living in the state, Alabama ranks as the 4th largest per capita producer of electricity in the United States.
Electricity Providers in Alabama
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Florence, Alabama Electric Utility||10.40||133.71||636,257||66,155,925||408,347,432.46|
|Central Alabama Electric Cooperative||13.29||159.11||602,040||80,041,000||250,915,605.59|
|Joe Wheeler EMC||11.82||163.61||591,596||69,928,000||561,649,008.41|
Power Plants in Alabama
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Browns FerryTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
James H Miller JrAlabama Power (96.21%)PowerSouth Energy Cooperative (3.79%)
Joseph M FarleyAlabama Power (100.00%)
BarryAlabama Power (100.00%)
H Allen Franklin Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
E B Harris Electric Generating PlantSouthern Company (100.00%)
E C Gaston
Hillabee Energy CenterExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Tenaska Central Alabama Generating StnAlabama Power (100.00%)
McWilliamsPowerSouth Energy Cooperative (100.00%)
Alabama consumes 61.92% of the electricity that is produced in their power plants, this means they must export or store the excess.
Alabama is 14th in the US for megawatt hours per capita produced from coal, averaging 5.18 megawatt hours per person a year.
Throughout the last year, Alabama has had a 0.31% increase in population.
During the last 12 months, Alabama had a 0.90% rise in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per capita.
With 25,400,804.64 megawatt hours of electricity generated from coal, Alabama is 13th in the US for total megawatt hours produced from coal.
Alabama emits 6,201.6 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases. It is the 16th highest polluting state per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Autauga County||55,869||4 providers||5||13.81||$160.65/mo|
|Baldwin County||223,234||11 providers||12.25||$143.45/mo|
|Barbour County||24,686||11 providers||13.11||$152.58/mo|
|Bibb County||22,394||6 providers||13.08||$150.84/mo|
|Blount County||57,826||14 providers||11.92||$144.92/mo|
|Bullock County||10,101||9 providers||12.33||$141.51/mo|
|Butler County||19,448||8 providers||13.33||$146.76/mo|
|Calhoun County||113,605||8 providers||3||13.05||$153.98/mo|
|Chambers County||33,254||13 providers||2||11.03||$123.54/mo|
|Cherokee County||26,196||10 providers||1||13.01||$151.47/mo|
|Chilton County||44,428||4 providers||1||13.56||$159.81/mo|
|Choctaw County||12,589||7 providers||1||12.27||$139.20/mo|
|Clarke County||23,622||9 providers||1||12.37||$139.79/mo|
|Clay County||13,235||8 providers||12.21||$145.99/mo|
|Cleburne County||14,910||8 providers||13.30||$151.17/mo|
|Coffee County||52,342||19 providers||13.16||$149.57/mo|
|Colbert County||55,241||14 providers||1||11.45||$140.79/mo|
|Conecuh County||12,067||15 providers||12.69||$141.66/mo|
|Coosa County||10,663||7 providers||1||12.49||$146.34/mo|
|Covington County||37,049||15 providers||3||12.59||$140.44/mo|
|Crenshaw County||13,772||10 providers||12.81||$141.95/mo|
|Cullman County||83,768||14 providers||11.79||$144.29/mo|
|Dale County||49,172||10 providers||1||13.06||$152.52/mo|
|Dallas County||37,196||5 providers||1||14.01||$156.99/mo|
|DeKalb County||71,513||12 providers||11.83||$142.69/mo|
|Elmore County||81,209||7 providers||5||13.15||$152.33/mo|
|Escambia County||36,633||13 providers||1||12.56||$143.97/mo|
|Etowah County||102,268||11 providers||1||13.03||$152.42/mo|
|Fayette County||16,302||4 providers||13.74||$148.86/mo|
|Franklin County||31,362||10 providers||12.55||$146.65/mo|
|Geneva County||26,271||15 providers||12.38||$145.97/mo|
|Greene County||8,111||5 providers||12.38||$142.18/mo|
|Hale County||14,651||3 providers||1||12.38||$142.18/mo|
|Henry County||17,205||10 providers||12.64||$151.11/mo|
|Houston County||105,882||13 providers||2||12.10||$145.79/mo|
|Jackson County||51,626||9 providers||11.25||$139.50/mo|
|Jefferson County||658,573||8 providers||3||13.22||$152.79/mo|
|Lamar County||13,805||6 providers||13.73||$147.84/mo|
|Lauderdale County||92,729||10 providers||1||10.70||$139.09/mo|
|Lawrence County||32,924||15 providers||1||11.60||$144.23/mo|
|Lee County||164,542||11 providers||4||12.31||$137.87/mo|
|Limestone County||98,915||8 providers||1||10.41||$138.29/mo|
|Lowndes County||9,726||7 providers||1||13.60||$154.99/mo|
|Macon County||18,068||10 providers||12.59||$139.83/mo|
|Madison County||372,909||8 providers||1||10.39||$134.70/mo|
|Marengo County||18,863||5 providers||1||12.47||$140.08/mo|
|Marion County||29,709||7 providers||13.43||$148.81/mo|
|Marshall County||96,774||15 providers||2||11.42||$141.34/mo|
|Mobile County||413,210||8 providers||7||12.53||$148.31/mo|
|Monroe County||20,733||14 providers||2||12.75||$142.49/mo|
|Montgomery County||226,486||10 providers||13.14||$155.38/mo|
|Morgan County||119,679||12 providers||3||11.04||$143.03/mo|
|Perry County||8,923||5 providers||13.24||$150.05/mo|
|Pickens County||19,930||7 providers||13.10||$146.19/mo|
|Pike County||33,114||11 providers||12.49||$141.31/mo|
|Randolph County||22,722||11 providers||1||11.72||$136.09/mo|
|Russell County||57,961||12 providers||13.01||$148.70/mo|
|Shelby County||217,702||7 providers||1||13.11||$153.33/mo|
|St. Clair County||89,512||5 providers||13.17||$156.85/mo|
|Sumter County||12,427||7 providers||12.38||$142.18/mo|
|Talladega County||79,978||7 providers||2||12.25||$147.02/mo|
|Tallapoosa County||40,367||11 providers||1||12.27||$139.43/mo|
|Tuscaloosa County||209,355||6 providers||2||12.90||$147.73/mo|
|Walker County||63,521||6 providers||2||12.93||$149.60/mo|
|Washington County||16,326||10 providers||3||12.48||$141.06/mo|
|Wilcox County||10,373||6 providers||2||13.09||$143.27/mo|
|Winston County||23,629||7 providers||12.54||$148.51/mo|
For every person in the state there are 6,201.6 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent pollution. At 6,201.6 kilograms per person and 4,903,185 people in the state, the state emits 30,407,586,337.94 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases. This is the 19th highest rank in the nation for total pollution. The state has 75 power plants, which is the 37th most in the US and 45th most when considering plants per resident in the state. In Alabama, Natural Gas makes up 39.91% of the fuel types utilized for electricity production. Totaling Natural Gas with Nuclear (30.15%) and Coal (18.51%), these three fuel types account for 88.57% electricity generation in the state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Alabama
What is a good electricity rate in Alabama?
Anything below the Alabama average of 12.85 cents per kilowatt hour should be considered a good rate. The rates in the state range from 5.86 cents to 16.64 cents per kilowatt hour, with Lafayette Electric currently having the lowest rates.
Where does Alabama get its electricity?
Natural Gas is the primary fuel used for electricity generation in Alabama, accounting for 39.91% of production.
What is the average electric bill in Alabama?
The average electricity bill in the state of Alabama in 2021 is $152 while the United States average is $120.