Electricity Rates in Arkansas
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Arkansas
- Population see rank3,025,891
- Total Production see rank63,973,546 MWh / 21.14 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank49,453,796 MWh / 16.34 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank5,205,108 MWh / 1.72 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank23,426,197,496 kg / 7,741.92 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank58,768,757 MWh / 19.42 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 2023 is 11.96 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.07% below the national average rate of 15.34 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. Solar power usage for electricity production in the state has increased by 47.21% during the previous 12 months. Renewable fuel usage for electricity production has dropped by 3.96% during the last year in Arkansas. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $137.45, while the Arkansas average is $133.66 per month. Arkansas ranks 29th in the nation for best average monthly bill amount. Approximately 22.70% of the electricity the state generates is exported or stored and 77.30% of it is consumed by citizens.
Residential Electricity Providers in Arkansas
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|First Electric Coop||BUNDLED||12.78||157.08||1,362,804||174,230,896|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||12.98||122.75||1,203,290||156,129,902||4,011,144.86|
|Ozark Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.94||128.83||849,986||101,514,000|
|Oklahoma Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||12.38||136.7||761,565||94,294,945||168|
|Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.00||154.66||759,002||98,634,761|
|North Arkansas Electric||BUNDLED||13.22||131.56||419,582||55,457,000|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Arkansas
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||10.77||622.71||1,305,582||140,596,640||4,011,144.86|
|Oklahoma Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||11.00||671.5||822,451||90,448,763||168|
|Ozark Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.20||629.71||327,220||36,649,000|
|North Little Rock Electric||BUNDLED||11.82||476.37||241,693||28,561,000||100,477|
|First Electric Coop||BUNDLED||14.36||396.08||213,910||30,709,000|
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||12,655,953||4,879,615,782.72||385.56|
Independence Steam Electric StationEntergy Mississippi (25.00%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (35.00%)Osceola, Arkansas Electric Utility (0.50%)West Memphis Electric Company (1.00%)CWL Jonesboro (8.87%)Conway Electric (2.00%)Entergy Arkansas (19.31%)Entergy Power (5.57%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (2.75%)
Plum Point Energy StationEmpire District Electric (7.52%)Municipal Energy Agency of MS (6.00%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (7.52%)John Hancock (22.95%)Starwood Energy Group Global (33.90%)Missouri Joint Municipal Power Electric (22.11%)
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||3,485,090||1,350,340,176.36||387.46|
Magnet CoveArkansas Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||3,286,215||1,196,556,962.02||364.11|
Dell Power StationAssociated Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
The state of Arkansas is ranked 25th in the United States for electricity production, producing 63,973,546.12 megawatt hours.
Natural gas makes up 38.48% of the electricity production in Arkansas, resulting in a ranking of 20th in the US for natural gas production.
Arkansas produces 5,205,107.84 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel types. This ranks Arkansas 35th in the nation for total renewable electricity generation.
In the last 12 months, Arkansas saw a 0.48% increase in population.
Carbon pollution due to electricity use rose by 2.48% year over year in Arkansas throughout the most recent 12 months.
Arkansas generates 91.86% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 22nd worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hot Spring County||33,096||3||4||12.25||$132.55/mo|
|Little River County||12,104||3||1||12.31||$134.15/mo|
|St. Francis County||23,623||3||2||11.75||$135.70/mo|
|Van Buren County||15,851||3||12.28||$129.49/mo|
In Arkansas, Natural Gas is 38.48% of the fuel types used in electricity production. Adding Natural Gas totals to Coal (30.95%) and Nuclear (22.35%), these three fuel types make up 91.78% state electricity generation. On average, the state citizens emit 7,741.92 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 23,426,197,496.38 kilograms. Arkansas is home to 64 power plants, which is the 40th most in the country and 36th 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 38.48% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Coal and Nuclear, which account for 30.95% and 22.35% 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 2023 is 11.96 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Arkansas?
In 2023, Arkansas has an average electricity bill of $134, and the US average is $137.
What power companies offer service in Arkansas?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Southwestern Electric Power Company||125,422|
|3||First Electric Coop||100,600|
|5||Ozark Electric Cooperative||70,549|
|6||Oklahoma Gas & Electric||69,074|
|7||Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||57,298|
|8||North Little Rock Electric||39,762|
|10||North Arkansas Electric||37,922|
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 64 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||6.30||1,675|
|4||West Memphis Electric Company||7.79||11,944|
|5||Paragould Light Water and Cable||8.13||14,098|
|6||Clarksville Electric Company||8.40||4,568|
|7||Mississippi County Electric Coop||9.68||4,950|
|8||City of Paris Utilities||10.04||1,885|
|9||Benton, Arkansas Electric Utility||10.55||14,507|
|10||Osceola, Arkansas Electric Utility||10.73||3,443|
How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?
There are 36 electricity companies operating in Arkansas.