Alabama Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Alabama

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Alabama

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    141,490,039 MWh / 27.88 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    86,726,293 MWh / 17.09 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    14,237,897 MWh / 2.81 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    27,917,699,879 kg / 5,501.79 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    127,252,142 MWh / 25.08 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alabama

Alabama residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.098/kWh$240.86/mo.$101.25/mo.
28th14.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Alabama
49th$166.96Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alabama Residents

Alabama Electricity Fuel Mix

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 14.58 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 16.01 cents. This ranks Alabama as the 28th 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 megawatt hours sold. The burning of coal for electricity generation in the state has decreased by 23.74% within the previous year. All in all, residents in the state consume over 86,700,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs. With annual generation of 141,490,039.09 megawatt hours, Alabama is the 6th highest generator of electricity in the country.

Residential Electricity Providers in Alabama

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Alabama PowerBUNDLED15.93179.0617,865,2592,846,372,00055,296,463.95
Huntsville UtilitiesBUNDLED11.44132.642,571,034294,121,000
Baldwin EMCBUNDLED12.73142.041,043,914132,914,000
Athens UtilitiesBUNDLED11.34149.9729,09282,715,000
Riviera UtilitiesBUNDLED12.44151.09695,71386,532,000
Central Alabama Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.62168.83613,33789,660,000
Florence, Alabama Electric UtilityBUNDLED11.53141.29611,245.5170,449,357
Cullman ElectricBUNDLED13.08161.89572,65174,923,000
Joe Wheeler EMCBUNDLED13.83178.1562,46477,804,000
Tallapoosa River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.59143.56389,54049,029,500

Commercial Electricity Providers in Alabama

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.17750.3913,155,8751,864,602,00055,296,463.95
Huntsville UtilitiesBUNDLED11.13845.942,086,823232,294,000
Baldwin EMCBUNDLED10.44562.52506,10452,827,000
Riviera UtilitiesBUNDLED11.33581.16426,72048,329,000
Florence, Alabama Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.21421.77425,69551,990,000
Dothan UtilitiesBUNDLED9.87647.09421,12941,574,000
Athens UtilitiesBUNDLED12.13497.46375,71245,577,000
Joe Wheeler EMCBUNDLED13.56380.15301,26140,843,000
Decatur ElectricBUNDLED10.83658.78298,03432,275,000
Cullman ElectricBUNDLED14.03334.02236,91433,232,000

Power Plants in Alabama

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Limestone County Nuclear 30,652,287
Jefferson County Coal 15,911,190.9115,922,273,282.061,000.7
Houston County Nuclear 14,762,164
H Allen Franklin Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
Lee County Natural Gas 13,657,6655,043,428,292.14369.27
Mobile County Natural Gas 9,155,809.014,568,249,323.92498.95
E B Harris Electric Generating PlantSouthern Company (100.00%)
Autauga County Natural Gas 6,537,2372,432,489,272.5372.1
Morgan Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Morgan County Natural Gas 5,495,9732,045,731,483.6372.22
Central Alabama Generating StationAlabama Power (100.00%)
Autauga County Natural Gas 4,820,7781,877,717,418.08389.51
Hillabee Energy CenterExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Tallapoosa County Natural Gas 4,063,0581,571,080,176.12386.67
Shelby County Coal 3,575,206.012,887,555,210.1807.66

Quick Facts

Alabama ranks 8th in the nation for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 17.09 megawatt hours per year per person.

Alabama averages 2.81 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 19th most in the country.

Alabama is 8th in the nation for total natural gas production, with 62,551,443.78 megawatt hours generated using the source.

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Alabama totals $166.96. In contrast, the national average bill is $138.02, or 20.97% higher than the Alabama average.

Alabama consumes around 61.29% of the generation put out by their generation facilities.

Alabama ranks 12th in the US in megawatt hours produced from coal use.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Autauga County58,2393415.28$173.95/mo
Baldwin County246,435714.31$160.87/mo
Barbour County25,259415.21$173.09/mo
Bibb County22,412315.84$178.03/mo
Blount County58,884215.93$179.06/mo
Bullock County10,386414.77$171.30/mo
Butler County19,181416.94$180.22/mo
Calhoun County115,7885315.51$177.37/mo
Chambers County34,8346114.26$160.63/mo
Cherokee County24,9753115.42$173.57/mo
Chilton County44,8573215.28$173.98/mo
Choctaw County12,7923113.99$156.89/mo
Clarke County23,3464114.89$158.08/mo
Clay County14,184414.68$167.14/mo
Cleburne County15,046215.93$179.06/mo
Coffee County53,043515.61$175.77/mo
Colbert County56,7894213.14$151.90/mo
Conecuh County11,778514.42$158.14/mo
Coosa County10,442315.28$173.97/mo
Covington County37,4906415.80$178.14/mo
Crenshaw County13,300615.37$173.79/mo
Cullman County90,665414.13$167.86/mo
Dale County49,4435115.23$173.49/mo
Dallas County39,1625116.22$176.65/mo
DeKalb County71,9984112.66$152.21/mo
Elmore County89,5633415.28$173.95/mo
Escambia County36,8794114.39$158.21/mo
Etowah County103,0883115.92$178.92/mo
Fayette County16,365315.58$170.78/mo
Franklin County32,034415.13$169.87/mo
Geneva County26,604414.91$173.64/mo
Greene County7,8513113.99$156.89/mo
Hale County14,8193114.00$156.96/mo
Henry County17,165415.22$173.44/mo
Houston County108,0794214.74$171.85/mo
Jackson County52,548312.68$157.63/mo
Jefferson County665,4094315.83$177.61/mo
Lamar County13,929315.13$160.26/mo
Lauderdale County95,8781311.53$141.29/mo
Lawrence County33,089514.44$177.43/mo
Lee County180,7735414.34$161.87/mo
Limestone County110,9001211.34$149.90/mo
Lowndes County10,3345216.27$177.69/mo
Macon County19,490414.75$170.33/mo
Madison County403,5651111.44$132.64/mo
Marengo County19,3973114.00$156.94/mo
Marion County29,392315.16$160.84/mo
Marshall County99,4237212.52$153.58/mo
Mobile County411,4112515.93$179.06/mo
Monroe County20,1155215.08$167.03/mo
Montgomery County226,3614114.91$172.23/mo
Morgan County124,2114313.59$173.32/mo
Perry County8,702414.43$161.93/mo
Pickens County19,240315.31$171.97/mo
Pike County33,176514.92$170.54/mo
Randolph County21,9843114.26$161.31/mo
Russell County58,6953114.26$161.36/mo
Shelby County230,1153115.86$178.84/mo
St. Clair County93,9323115.57$178.03/mo
Sumter County12,482314.22$159.46/mo
Talladega County80,7044215.22$176.64/mo
Tallapoosa County41,2846214.47$163.24/mo
Tuscaloosa County236,7803215.43$173.29/mo
Walker County65,1942115.93$179.06/mo
Washington County15,5744314.97$159.50/mo
Wilcox County10,6864215.97$174.09/mo
Winston County23,650315.10$174.04/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Alabama residents average 5,501.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity consumption of 27,917,699,878.91 kilograms. Approximately 44.21% of Alabama's electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Nuclear (32.10%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Coal (13.62%). Alabama has 74 electricity plants, which is the 39th highest in the country and 48th most when counting power plants per resident.

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Alabama Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Alabama include Riviera Utilities, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, and Southern Pine Electric Cooperative. The state has nonexistent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

The state has 42 electricity providers who report energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 4.38%. The countrywide average is 2.87%, resulting in Alabama receiving a rank of 41st best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Encouraging private citizens to install solar panels can be a challenge due to prohibitive installation costs. Governments can help the cause by enacting rebates and tax breaks for solar panel installs. Alabama, unfortunately, has no tax credits offered to residents who purchase solar. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to consumers who are considering purchasing solar. The state of Alabama offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who install private solar, making it less attractive for residents to do so. Fortunately, residents in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the install of solar. This is as good as it gets.

State Level Initiatives

Statewide legislation has a big role in affecting whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Many states require green fuel sources to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by electricity companies in the state. These guidelines are called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Alabama, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Additionally, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity 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 44.21% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Nuclear accounts for 32.10% and Coal makes up 13.62%.

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 14.58 cents per kilowatt hour would be a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 7.58 cents to 17.97 cents per kilowatt hour, with City of Luverne Utilities 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 2024, Alabama has an average electric bill of $167.

What power companies offer service in Alabama?

How many power plants are within Alabama?

Alabama is home to 74 electricity plants generating electricity for the state.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Alabama?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1City of Luverne Utilities7.581,820
2City of Opp Utilities9.163,181
3Troy Utilities9.649,295
4Evergreen, Alabama Electric Utility9.911,815
5Alexander City Power10.775,685
6MUB Albertville10.8510,501
7Decatur Electric10.9626,907
8Dothan Utilities11.2031,799
9Athens Utilities11.3453,633
10Huntsville Utilities11.44207,704

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-03-29