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Electricity In Arkansas

  • Population3,017,804
  • Total Consumption47,165,407 MWh / 15.63 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions21,920,513,115 kg
  • Total Production56,180,102 MWh / 18.62 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arkansas

Arkansas residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.090/kWh$187.75/mo.$81.04/mo.
7th10.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arkansas
27th$118.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arkansas Residents

Energy Profile of Arkansas

Arkansas's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents in Arkansas enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the nation, with an average state electricity rate of 10.81 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.33 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may have only a single electricity supplier choice to choose from when shopping for electricity. The burning of coal for electricity production in the state has decreased by 3.99% over the last 12 months. Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has fallen by 5.57% during the previous 12 months in Arkansas. The state's electrical grid experiences an average of 1.79 electrical outages per customer a year. These outages go on for an average of 194.68 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.13 outages per customer and 127.16 minutes per outage. The state's citizens use 83.95% of the electricity produced by its power facilities, while the remaining 16.05% produced can be exported or stored.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arkansas

ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Rate (¢)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Average Bill ($)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Sales (MWh)Arrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.Residential Revenues ($)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State Production (MWh)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State Emissions (KG)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.
Entergy Arkansas10.76118.587,971,734857,454,25624,134,010.034,773,040,108.53
First Electric Coop10.36127.121,328,142137,555,661No DataIcon representing missing value.927,883,385.96
Carroll Electric9.71116.881,245,331120,879,815No DataIcon representing missing value.907,247,653.87
Southwestern Electric Power Company14.34133.181,162,460166,736,6013,623,665.633,207,720,660.17
Ozark Electric Cooperative10.52115.03802,03384,397,000No DataIcon representing missing value.582,570,777.47
Oklahoma Gas & Electric13.33142.75734,10597,826,399No DataIcon representing missing value.1,169,797,503.33
Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative11.19126.38723,69781,014,125No DataIcon representing missing value.524,176,688.99
CWL Jonesboro6.2680.68502,88931,498,000674,272.081,631,932,158.97
North Arkansas Electric11.40115.14415,25147,344,900No DataIcon representing missing value.287,710,468.1
Craighead Electric9.81131.82384,12037,663,000No DataIcon representing missing value.266,856,299.62

Power Plants in Arkansas

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Arkansas Nuclear OneEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
Pope County Nuclear 15,198,331217,396,199.8814.3No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Calion Natural Gas 9,794,9453,763,338,335.4384.21No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Jefferson County Coal 5,764,1295,674,150,492.52984.39YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Independence County Coal 3,669,172.013,792,369,029.011,033.58YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Osceola Coal 3,346,067.023,311,516,329.24989.67YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hempstead County Coal 3,167,831.012,821,940,254.91890.81No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dell Natural Gas 2,774,7201,080,708,835.5389.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gentry Coal 2,506,9092,667,862,302.791,064.2YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
Hot Spring County Natural Gas 1,698,571652,175,104.56383.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Baxter County Conventional Hydroelectric 1,539,088.0194,904,481.661.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Arkansas ranks 23rd in the nation for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0.12 megawatt hours produced per person.

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Residents of Arkansas use 15.63 megawatt hours per year each, which is 11th in the United States in electricity consumption per person.

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Arkansas is ranked 30th in the United States for electricity generation, generating 56,180,101.86 megawatt hours.

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The state of Arkansas is the 20th highest generator of electricity sourced from coal energy.

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Nuclear plants in Arkansas combine to generate 27.05% of the electricity generated in the state, which is 15,198,331 megawatt hours a year.

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Arkansas generates 6.1 megawatt hours of electricity per person from coal per year, which is 11th highest in the nation.

CountyArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.PopulationArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProvidersArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.PlantsArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Rate (¢)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Avg. Electric BillArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.
Arkansas County17,4864210.66$121.17/mo
Ashley County19,6573111.13$122.13/mo
Baxter County41,9323211.08$116.86/mo
Benton County279,1419111.40$120.54/mo
Boone County37,4322No DataIcon representing missing value.10.76$118.58/mo
Bradley County10,7635No DataIcon representing missing value.11.15$120.53/mo
Calhoun County5,1893111.72$122.36/mo
Carroll County28,3805110.31$117.93/mo
Chicot County10,1183111.07$121.56/mo
Clark County22,3204111.25$119.75/mo
Clay County14,5513112.61$123.52/mo
Cleburne County24,9193110.58$122.24/mo
Cleveland County7,9564No DataIcon representing missing value.10.99$120.00/mo
Columbia County23,4572No DataIcon representing missing value.10.76$118.58/mo
Conway County20,8464110.85$117.98/mo
Craighead County110,3324No DataIcon representing missing value.8.90$109.22/mo
Crawford County63,2577No DataIcon representing missing value.12.34$131.83/mo
Crittenden County47,9554No DataIcon representing missing value.8.93$105.82/mo
Cross County16,4194No DataIcon representing missing value.10.47$123.36/mo
Dallas County7,0095No DataIcon representing missing value.11.52$121.46/mo
Desha County11,3613No DataIcon representing missing value.10.86$119.42/mo
Drew County18,2194No DataIcon representing missing value.11.00$120.83/mo
Faulkner County126,0075No DataIcon representing missing value.8.92$95.99/mo
Franklin County17,7154211.93$131.29/mo
Fulton County12,4774111.12$117.06/mo
Garland County99,3862210.76$118.58/mo
Grant County18,2653No DataIcon representing missing value.10.86$119.42/mo
Greene County45,3255210.28$119.49/mo
Hempstead County21,5326211.09$119.77/mo
Hot Spring County33,7713411.07$119.27/mo
Howard County13,2024No DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$131.12/mo
Independence County37,8255410.81$119.33/mo
Izard County13,6293No DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$116.99/mo
Jackson County16,7194No DataIcon representing missing value.10.91$119.43/mo
Jefferson County66,8244310.79$120.20/mo
Johnson County26,5786110.40$111.22/mo
Lafayette County6,6242No DataIcon representing missing value.10.76$118.58/mo
Lawrence County16,4064No DataIcon representing missing value.11.31$124.46/mo
Lee County8,8573No DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$123.15/mo
Lincoln County13,0243No DataIcon representing missing value.10.92$119.93/mo
Little River County12,2593112.19$133.40/mo
Logan County21,4665112.16$132.01/mo
Lonoke County73,3093No DataIcon representing missing value.10.60$121.96/mo
Madison County16,5762No DataIcon representing missing value.10.02$116.18/mo
Marion County16,6943No DataIcon representing missing value.10.89$117.85/mo
Miller County43,2575No DataIcon representing missing value.11.12$127.00/mo
Mississippi County40,651339.01$112.32/mo
Monroe County6,7014No DataIcon representing missing value.10.60$123.54/mo
Montgomery County8,9864No DataIcon representing missing value.10.86$120.00/mo
Nevada County8,2523No DataIcon representing missing value.11.03$119.19/mo
Newton County7,7535No DataIcon representing missing value.10.29$117.91/mo
Ouachita County23,3824111.55$121.66/mo
Perry County10,4553No DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$122.57/mo
Phillips County17,7823No DataIcon representing missing value.10.66$121.60/mo
Pike County10,7186111.38$120.80/mo
Poinsett County23,5283No DataIcon representing missing value.10.42$123.29/mo
Polk County19,9644No DataIcon representing missing value.12.00$130.15/mo
Pope County64,0725210.83$119.25/mo
Prairie County8,0624No DataIcon representing missing value.10.68$120.61/mo
Pulaski County391,9114410.72$118.45/mo
Randolph County17,9583No DataIcon representing missing value.12.61$123.52/mo
Saline County122,4375No DataIcon representing missing value.10.53$115.27/mo
Scott County10,2817No DataIcon representing missing value.11.25$124.86/mo
Searcy County7,8814No DataIcon representing missing value.10.96$116.56/mo
Sebastian County127,8276112.09$132.26/mo
Sevier County17,0074No DataIcon representing missing value.12.11$132.64/mo
Sharp County17,4425No DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$119.68/mo
St. Francis County24,9944No DataIcon representing missing value.10.61$122.92/mo
Stone County12,5064No DataIcon representing missing value.10.88$118.03/mo
Union County38,6822110.76$118.58/mo
Van Buren County16,5454No DataIcon representing missing value.10.99$116.22/mo
Washington County239,1875611.13$126.03/mo
White County78,7534No DataIcon representing missing value.10.70$120.29/mo
Woodruff County6,3205110.85$114.61/mo
Yell County21,3413No DataIcon representing missing value.10.80$119.35/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emitting 21,920,513,115.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the state of Arkansas is the 24th worst in the country for total emissions from electricity use. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 9th highest in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 7,263.73 kilograms of emissions citizen. About 32.79% of Arkansas’s electricity is produced using Coal. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Natural Gas at 30.52% and Nuclear at 27.05% of production. Arkansas is home to 54 electricity producing plants, which is the 43rd highest number of plants in a state and the 36th highest number of plants per capita in a state.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
32.79%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
30.52%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
27.05%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
7.15%
BLACK LIQUOUR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Black Liquour
1.43%
OTHER
Other
1.05%

Arkansas Net Metering

Approximately 63.89% of the electric companies in Arkansas offer net metering to their consumers. The state has great net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Arkansas is 3.20%. This includes data from 30 providers, including Entergy Arkansas, First Electric Coop, and Carroll Electric. With a United States average of 2.72%, Arkansas is the 29th worst state in the United States.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private citizens to install solar panels at their private residence by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. Arkansas currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar panels at their place of residence. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to residents who are installing solar. Arkansas offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who install private solar, making it less attractive for consumers to do so. The state does not offer a sales tax exemption for the purchase of solar panels, leaving consumers out in the cold for this category.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a customer is able to easily purchase electricity plans with renewable fuel sources is at least somewhat determined by statewide legislation. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electricity companies to generate a percentage of their electricity from green fuels. The state of Arkansas, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Additionally, there are currently no low income solar programs to encourage low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Arkansas

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Arkansas?

By total megawatt hours sold, Entergy Arkansas is the largest electricity supplier in Arkansas.

Where does Arkansas get its electricity?

Arkansas’s electricity is generated using mainly Coal, which accounts for 32.79% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Natural Gas and Nuclear, which make up 30.52% and 27.05% of total generation respectively.

What power companies are in Arkansas?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Entergy Arkansas722,931
2Southwestern Electric Power Company123,452
3First Electric Coop97,866
4Carroll Electric92,357
5Oklahoma Gas & Electric68,577
6Ozark Electric Cooperative65,697
7Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative57,525
8North Little Rock Electric39,394
9CWL Jonesboro37,925
10North Arkansas Electric37,022

How many power plants are located in Arkansas?

Arkansas is home to 54 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

What is a good electricity rate in Arkansas?

The average electric rate in Arkansas is 10.81 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently CWL Jonesboro, at 6.26 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the average electric bill in Arkansas?

The average electricity bill in the state of Arkansas in 2021 is $119 while the US average is $120.

Does Arkansas have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens’ electricity company options are often determined by their location or state legislation.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Arkansas?

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1CWL Jonesboro6.2637,925
2Conway Electric6.5631,125
3West Memphis Electric Company7.0311,892
4Mississippi County Electric Coop7.264,922
5Paragould Light Water and Cable7.6613,822
6Clarksville Electric Company8.494,550
7City of Paris Utilities9.461,913
8Carroll Electric9.7192,357
9Craighead Electric9.8131,095
10Hope Water & Light10.149,392

How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?

There are 36 electricity suppliers serving customers in Arkansas.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14