Electricity Rates in Arkansas

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Arkansas

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    63,973,546 MWh / 21.14 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    49,453,796 MWh / 16.34 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,205,108 MWh / 1.72 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    23,426,197,496 kg / 7,741.92 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    58,768,757 MWh / 19.42 MWh per capita
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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:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.090/kWh$195.78/mo.$81.04/mo.
9th11.96¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arkansas
29th$133.66Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arkansas Residents

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

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy ArkansasBUNDLED11.86132.688,096,386959,827,86225,575,618.19
First Electric CoopBUNDLED12.78157.081,362,804174,230,896
Carroll ElectricBUNDLED12.03143.961,339,093161,133,843
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED12.98122.751,203,290156,129,9024,011,144.86
Ozark Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.94128.83849,986101,514,000
Oklahoma Gas & ElectricBUNDLED12.38136.7761,56594,294,945168
Arkansas Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.00154.66759,00298,634,761
CWL JonesboroBUNDLED6.8386.38510,92034,901,000669,018.43
North Arkansas ElectricBUNDLED13.22131.56419,58255,457,000
Craighead ElectricBUNDLED11.24153.23399,96644,972,000

Commercial Electricity Providers in Arkansas

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy ArkansasBUNDLED9.55468.095,805,565554,625,49525,575,618.19
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED10.77622.711,305,582140,596,6404,011,144.86
Oklahoma Gas & ElectricBUNDLED11.00671.5822,45190,448,763168
Carroll ElectricBUNDLED10.59562.65411,01743,521,240
Bentonville ElectricBUNDLED8.93847.98400,01435,727,000
Ozark Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.20629.71327,22036,649,000
CWL JonesboroBUNDLED7.00346.95325,61722,782,000669,018.43
Conway ElectricBUNDLED7.46499.14247,85218,496,000186,838.24
North Little Rock ElectricBUNDLED11.82476.37241,69328,561,000100,477
First Electric CoopBUNDLED14.36396.08213,91030,709,000

Power Plants in Arkansas

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Arkansas Nuclear OneEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
Pope County Nuclear 14,298,740
Union County Natural Gas 12,655,9534,879,615,782.72385.56
Jefferson County Coal 5,004,914.015,245,034,013.121,047.98
Independence County Coal 4,336,998.014,626,411,396.131,066.73
Osceola Coal 4,308,1804,107,131,860.57953.33
Hempstead County Coal 3,674,053.013,283,897,714.28893.81
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
Hot Spring County Natural Gas 3,485,0901,350,340,176.36387.46
Hot Spring County Natural Gas 3,286,2151,196,556,962.02364.11
Dell Natural Gas 2,963,2651,172,566,057.76395.7
Benton County Coal 2,498,0042,610,000,418.71,044.83

Quick Facts

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.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Arkansas County17,2734312.21$140.78/mo
Ashley County19,3623112.39$136.73/mo
Baxter County41,4763212.54$132.12/mo
Benton County278,7749112.69$130.89/mo
Boone County37,445311.87$133.74/mo
Bradley County10,597512.14$132.01/mo
Calhoun County4,8113112.16$127.27/mo
Carroll County28,1548112.34$132.85/mo
Chicot County10,4053112.31$136.08/mo
Clark County21,5693112.44$132.49/mo
Clay County14,6616113.21$130.85/mo
Cleburne County24,8483112.29$143.98/mo
Cleveland County7,632312.18$133.91/mo
Columbia County22,947211.86$132.68/mo
Conway County20,6877112.19$133.25/mo
Craighead County109,8754111.30$137.99/mo
Crawford County60,4835112.60$144.33/mo
Crittenden County48,338411.60$134.67/mo
Cross County16,935311.75$135.69/mo
Dallas County6,645512.09$130.49/mo
Desha County11,5303112.13$133.70/mo
Drew County17,511412.32$135.30/mo
Faulkner County123,191812.05$129.15/mo
Franklin County17,1594312.60$144.00/mo
Fulton County12,072412.56$132.09/mo
Garland County99,6942311.86$132.68/mo
Grant County17,912412.13$133.94/mo
Greene County45,6655211.06$132.48/mo
Hempstead County20,3526212.16$133.57/mo
Hot Spring County33,0963412.25$132.55/mo
Howard County12,894412.35$132.00/mo
Independence County37,7965312.04$133.11/mo
Izard County13,653312.48$132.16/mo
Jackson County16,878412.20$132.72/mo
Jefferson County68,1994312.17$136.25/mo
Johnson County25,8535212.67$146.63/mo
Lafayette County6,373311.85$132.83/mo
Lawrence County16,292412.14$139.92/mo
Lee County8,832411.73$136.17/mo
Lincoln County13,092312.29$134.33/mo
Little River County12,1043112.31$134.15/mo
Logan County21,2996112.86$138.17/mo
Lonoke County73,824612.29$141.44/mo
Madison County16,496512.03$136.41/mo
Marion County16,750312.14$132.45/mo
Miller County42,875512.16$133.63/mo
Mississippi County41,0614310.90$135.38/mo
Monroe County6,903411.76$136.31/mo
Montgomery County8,525411.91$134.45/mo
Nevada County8,340712.51$128.04/mo
Newton County7,343511.98$137.82/mo
Ouachita County22,8584112.15$127.76/mo
Perry County10,056612.46$141.97/mo
Phillips County16,923311.79$134.63/mo
Pike County10,2346112.58$129.14/mo
Poinsett County23,212311.65$139.65/mo
Polk County19,476412.23$133.71/mo
Pope County63,2345212.17$136.44/mo
Prairie County8,306411.96$136.56/mo
Pulaski County397,9317412.36$134.38/mo
Randolph County18,442413.19$131.21/mo
Saline County122,3088112.37$140.13/mo
Scott County9,928712.46$137.20/mo
Searcy County7,872412.22$130.41/mo
Sebastian County127,9416112.63$139.79/mo
Sevier County16,074412.24$134.76/mo
Sharp County17,243412.65$131.87/mo
St. Francis County23,6233211.75$135.70/mo
Stone County12,3644112.19$134.10/mo
Union County39,2622111.86$132.68/mo
Van Buren County15,851312.28$129.49/mo
Washington County242,7934712.47$125.90/mo
White County77,0754112.12$139.02/mo
Woodruff County6,333511.80$136.12/mo
Yell County20,489312.01$135.68/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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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Arkansas Net Metering

About 72.22% of the electricity companies in Arkansas offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, Arkansas has favorable net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 24 companies in Arkansas that reported energy loss. Combined, these 24 providers average a yearly energy loss of 2.73% of electricity produced. The United States average is 2.45%, meaning Arkansas ranks 16th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Motivating residents to consider installing solar panels can definitely be a challenge due to high installation costs. States can help by issuing rebates and tax breaks to their citizens. Arkansas, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who install solar. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to consumers who are considering purchasing solar. There are currently no property tax exemptions for residents in Arkansas. There is currently no sales tax exemption for consumers who install solar.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a customer is able to easily purchase electricity plans with renewable fuel types is partially determined by legislation at the state level. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electricity providers who operate in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be produced using renewable fuel types. The state of Arkansas does not currently have any standards established that providers must follow. Also, there are currently no low income solar programs to encourage low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Arkansas, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

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?

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?

How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?

There are 36 electricity companies operating in Arkansas.

Ginalyn Gelera
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-10-24