Electricity In Arkansas
- Total Consumption48,609,213 MWh / 16.11 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption23,780,869,121 kg
- Total Production59,589,392 MWh / 19.75 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arkansas
Arkansas residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.
Historical Electric Rates:
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 11.17 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the national average rate of 13.62 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 national average monthly residential power bill is $121.91, while the Arkansas average is $123.72 per month. Arkansas ranks 30th in the nation for best average electricity bill amount. On average, citizens of Arkansas create 7,880.19 kilograms of CO2 gases from electric use per resident of the state, which is 8th highest in the country. Citizens of the state consume over 48,600,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs, making the state the 30th ranked state for total electricity consumption. With a population of 3,017,804 citizens, the state is the 34th largest state in the US.
Residential Electricity Providers in Arkansas
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|First Electric Coop||BUNDLED||11.46||141.91||1,349,829||154,634,201|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||15.03||141.74||1,184,678||178,027,923||4,082,143.79|
|Ozark Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.65||112.12||799,167||85,084,000|
|Oklahoma Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||14.23||154.78||747,254||106,320,224|
|Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.86||138.78||741,355||87,897,208|
|North Arkansas Electric||BUNDLED||11.30||110.53||406,136||45,887,800|
|North Little Rock Electric||BUNDLED||11.16||103.61||383,468||42,780,000||159,295|
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%)
Independence Steam Electric StationEntergy Arkansas (16.40%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (3.38%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (34.91%)Conway Electric (1.99%)Osceola, Arkansas Electric Utility (0.50%)Entergy Power (6.86%)Entergy Mississippi (24.94%)West Memphis Electric Company (1.00%)CWL Jonesboro (9.75%)
Dell Power StationAssociated Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||2,280,863||874,478,888.64||383.4|
Bull ShoalsUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Baxter County||Conventional Hydroelectric||1,539,088.01|
The state of Arkansas is the 28th highest generator of electricity in the US, producing 59,589,391.86 megawatt hours.
Arkansas generates 22.59% more megawatt hours than the state consumes, resulting in the ability to export the leftover amount.
Arkansas produces 0.15 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy, giving the state a rank of 22nd in the nation for this category.
As the 23rd highest producer of solar powered electricity in the country, Arkansas produces 464,070.58 megawatt hours.
In Arkansas, 53,951,497.8 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuel sources. Arkansas is 24th worst in the nation for total electricity production from non-renewable fuels.
Arkansas generates 4,196,239.99 megawatt hours from hydroelectric sources, which gives them a rank of 13th highest hydroelectric generation in the country.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hot Spring County||33,771||3||4||11.18||$119.71/mo|
|Little River County||12,259||3||1||12.62||$134.56/mo|
|St. Francis County||24,994||3||10.73||$121.90/mo|
|Van Buren County||16,545||3||11.09||$114.74/mo|
Emitting 23,780,869,120.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the state of Arkansas is the 23rd worst in the country for total emissions from electricity use. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 8th highest in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 7,880.19 kilograms of emissions citizen. About 37.36% of Arkansas’s electricity is produced using Coal. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Natural Gas at 29.28% and Nuclear at 23.81% of production. Arkansas is home to 59 electricity producing plants, which is the 43rd highest number of plants in a state and the 35th highest number of plants per capita in a state.
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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 37.36% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Natural Gas and Nuclear, which make up 29.28% and 23.81% of total generation respectively.
What power companies are in Arkansas?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Southwestern Electric Power Company||123,901|
|3||First Electric Coop||98,595|
|5||Oklahoma Gas & Electric||68,747|
|6||Ozark Electric Cooperative||68,004|
|7||Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||56,897|
|8||North Little Rock Electric||39,525|
|10||North Arkansas Electric||37,358|
How many power plants are located in Arkansas?
Arkansas is home to 59 active power plants producing electricity for the state.
What is a good electricity rate in Arkansas?
The average electric rate in Arkansas is 11.17 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently City of Prescott Utilities, at 5.14 cents per kilowatt hour.
What is the average electric bill in Arkansas?
The average electricity bill in the state of Arkansas in 2022 is $124 while the US average is $122.
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?
|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||Mississippi County Electric Coop||8.04||4,928|
|7||Clarksville Electric Company||8.78||4,520|
|8||City of Paris Utilities||10.06||1,879|
How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?
There are 36 electricity suppliers serving customers in Arkansas.