Electricity Rates in Arkansas
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Arkansas
- Population see rank3,011,524
- Total Production see rank64,315,237 MWh / 21.36 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank49,492,565 MWh / 16.43 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank5,264,953 MWh / 1.75 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank23,605,365,059 kg / 7,838.35 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank59,050,651 MWh / 19.61 MWh per capita
Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arkansas
Arkansas residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Arkansas Electricity Fuel Mix
Arkansas' Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in Arkansas in 2022 is 11.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 20.56% below the national average rate of 14.46 cents. Arkansas is the 9th best priced state in the nation by average electricity rate. The electricity market in the state is regulated, meaning customers must choose their supplier based on where they live. Of the over 40 electricity suppliers most customers will have only one option. The state generates about 21.36 megawatt hours per person per year from its power plants, which ranks them as the 11th highest producer per capita in the US. The state ranks as the 23rd worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 emissions, with over 23,605,365,059.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption. Around 23.05% of the megawatt hours the state generates are exported or stored and 76.95% of it is consumed by citizens. The US average monthly residential power bill is $129.86, while the Arkansas average is $127.81 per month. Arkansas is 29th in the US for lowest average monthly bill total.
Residential Electricity Providers in Arkansas
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|First Electric Coop||BUNDLED||12.57||151.7||1,329,943||167,199,118|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||12.53||119.29||1,205,368||151,027,882||4,385,379.91|
|Ozark Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.65||112.12||799,167||85,084,000|
|Oklahoma Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||11.48||126.84||759,455||87,219,139||168|
|Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||12.76||151.25||752,116||95,947,309|
|North Arkansas Electric||BUNDLED||11.30||110.53||406,136||45,887,800|
|North Little Rock Electric||BUNDLED||11.49||107.45||387,807||44,545,000||100,477|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Arkansas
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||10.36||606.41||1,317,235||136,425,564||4,385,379.91|
|Oklahoma Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||10.02||611.9||820,045||82,128,770||168|
|Ozark Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.74||528.2||308,398||30,025,000|
|North Little Rock Electric||BUNDLED||11.33||455.7||240,555||27,257,000||100,477|
|First Electric Coop||BUNDLED||13.37||370.45||208,247||27,847,826|
Power Plants in Arkansas
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Arkansas Nuclear OneEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
|Union County||Natural Gas||13,017,583||5,002,974,393.06||384.32|
Independence Steam Electric StationEntergy Arkansas (19.31%)West Memphis Electric Company (1.00%)Osceola, Arkansas Electric Utility (0.50%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (35.00%)CWL Jonesboro (8.87%)Entergy Power (5.57%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (2.75%)Conway Electric (2.00%)Entergy Mississippi (25.00%)
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||2,705,860||1,041,246,733.94||384.81|
Magnet CoveArkansas Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||2,496,749||914,468,247.42||366.26|
Pine Bluff Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
|Jefferson County||Natural Gas||1,339,909||398,686,685.04||297.55|
The state of Arkansas is ranked 25th in the United States for electricity production, producing 64,315,236.8 megawatt hours.
Natural gas makes up 36.62% of the electricity production in Arkansas, resulting in a ranking of 21st in the US for natural gas production.
Arkansas produces 5,264,952.9 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel types. This ranks Arkansas 36th in the nation for total renewable electricity generation.
The state of Arkansas' population has declined by 0.21% over the previous 12 months.
When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Arkansas experienced a 16.09% rise during the past 12 months.
Arkansas uses non-renewable fuels to generate 19.61 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 7th highest state for non-renewable production per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hot Spring County||33,040||3||3||11.60||$124.12/mo|
|Little River County||12,026||3||1||11.63||$124.11/mo|
|St. Francis County||23,090||3||2||11.08||$125.53/mo|
|Van Buren County||15,796||3||11.39||$117.96/mo|
In Arkansas, Natural Gas is 36.62% of the fuel types used in electricity production. Adding Natural Gas totals to Coal (32.78%) and Nuclear (22.34%), these three fuel types make up 91.74% state electricity generation. On average, the state citizens emit 7,838.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which is the 9th worst per person emissions average for a state in the nation. This equals a total emissions amount of 23,605,365,059.1 kilograms. Arkansas is home to 60 power plants, which is the 40th most in the country and 34th most when counting power plants per person.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Arkansas
Where does Arkansas get its electricity?
Arkansas' electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 36.62% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Coal and Nuclear, which account for 32.78% and 22.34% of total production respectively.
What electricity company is the largest supplier in Arkansas?
The largest electricity company in Arkansas by total revenue is Entergy Arkansas.
How much does electricity cost in Arkansas?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Arkansas in 2022 is 11.49 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Arkansas?
In 2022, Arkansas has an average electricity bill of $128, and the US average is $130.
What power companies offer service in Arkansas?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Southwestern Electric Power Company||124,873|
|3||First Electric Coop||99,779|
|5||Oklahoma Gas & Electric||68,865|
|6||Ozark Electric Cooperative||68,004|
|7||Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||57,012|
|8||North Little Rock Electric||39,686|
|10||North Arkansas Electric||37,358|
Does Arkansas have a deregulated electricity market?
Arkansas has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that citizens in the state normally have only one or two electricity supplier options when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.
How many power plants are located in Arkansas?
There are 60 power plants located in Arkansas.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Arkansas?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||City of Prescott Utilities||5.14||1,673|
|3||West Memphis Electric Company||6.82||11,783|
|5||Paragould Light Water and Cable||7.77||13,995|
|6||Clarksville Electric Company||8.78||4,520|
|7||Mississippi County Electric Coop||9.32||4,937|
|8||City of Paris Utilities||10.06||1,879|
|10||Benton, Arkansas Electric Utility||10.29||14,251|
How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?
There are 36 electricity companies operating in Arkansas.