Electricity in Arkansas

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Arkansas

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    60,230,135 MWh / 20 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    48,548,564 MWh / 16.12 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    5,863,666 MWh / 1.95 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    23,455,002,776 kg / 7,788.42 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    54,366,914 MWh / 18.05 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 June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.090/kWh$186.67/mo.$81.04/mo.
6th11.10¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arkansas
24th$119.5Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arkansas Residents

Energy Profile of Arkansas

Arkansas' Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Arkansas in 2022 is 11.10 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 20.63% below the national average rate of 13.99 cents. Arkansas is the 6th 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 20 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 emitted 23,455,002,776.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, making them the 23rd worst polluting state in the US based on total CO2 output. The power grid in the state has an average of 1.65 outages per customer per year, with outages lasting around 159.07 minutes each. The US average for outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. The state is ranked 36th in the US for percentage of electricity generated from renewable fuel types, creating 9.74% of their electricity from these renewable sources.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arkansas

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy ArkansasBUNDLED11.20120.187,799,213873,374,68624,529,435.39
First Electric CoopBUNDLED12.14144.121,301,860158,049,940
Carroll ElectricBUNDLED10.99128.51,271,985139,749,649
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED11.80107.821,152,639136,028,8443,958,907.65
Ozark Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.65112.12799,16785,084,000
Oklahoma Gas & ElectricBUNDLED10.23108.44728,71574,525,283
Arkansas Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.36141.78725,51889,681,737
CWL JonesboroBUNDLED6.2675.34476,63329,853,000764,719
North Arkansas ElectricBUNDLED11.30110.53406,13645,887,800
North Little Rock ElectricBUNDLED11.31102.86376,09742,550,000159,295

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 13,555,684
Union County Natural Gas 11,206,8304,312,302,985.06384.79
Jefferson County Coal 7,060,258.016,636,280,052.85939.95Yes
Independence County Coal 4,114,039.014,170,644,207.351,013.76Yes
Osceola Coal 4,046,219.033,918,628,847.11968.47Yes
Hempstead County Coal 3,421,595.023,041,396,643.65888.88Yes
Benton County Coal 2,805,3752,943,210,172.321,049.13
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
Hot Spring County Natural Gas 2,542,869970,083,829.26381.49
Hot Spring County Natural Gas 1,264,693472,258,779.02373.42
Pine Bluff Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Jefferson County Natural Gas 999,324297,275,123.32297.48

Quick Facts

With 462,554.24 megawatt hours generated from solar power and 3,011,524 consumers in Arkansas, the state averages 0.15 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 22nd in the United States.

The average monthly residential electricity cost in Arkansas is 3.53% lower than the national average monthly residential bill.

Arkansas ranks 24th in the United States for natural gas generation, with 19,341,563.65 megawatt hours produced using the fuel.

Arkansas generates 21,418,876.9 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, making Arkansas the 17th highest generator of electricity from coal in the US.

Arkansas has seen a year over year increase of 69.96% in electricity generation using solar energy.

On average, Arkansas residents are responsible for 7,788.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,511.01.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Arkansas County17,1494111.50$127.55/mo
Ashley County19,0623111.50$122.54/mo
Baxter County41,627311.25$115.36/mo
Benton County284,33310111.69$115.66/mo
Boone County37,373311.18$120.96/mo
Bradley County10,545511.43$118.77/mo
Calhoun County4,7393111.92$119.11/mo
Carroll County28,260811.39$118.46/mo
Chicot County10,2083111.45$122.16/mo
Clark County21,4463111.48$117.98/mo
Clay County14,552612.17$116.45/mo
Cleburne County24,711311.63$131.26/mo
Cleveland County7,550311.20$117.55/mo
Columbia County22,801211.20$120.18/mo
Conway County20,715711.34$119.11/mo
Craighead County111,231410.50$121.34/mo
Crawford County60,133611.33$125.50/mo
Crittenden County48,163410.87$120.28/mo
Cross County16,833310.90$121.04/mo
Dallas County6,482511.54$119.28/mo
Desha County11,395311.20$118.00/mo
Drew County17,350411.33$119.16/mo
Faulkner County123,498811.28$115.41/mo
Franklin County17,097511.33$125.10/mo
Fulton County12,075411.28$115.39/mo
Garland County100,180211.20$120.18/mo
Grant County17,958411.21$118.23/mo
Greene County45,736510.27$116.87/mo
Hempstead County20,0656111.24$118.86/mo
Hot Spring County33,0403211.39$118.69/mo
Howard County12,785411.29$114.95/mo
Independence County37,9385311.21$119.17/mo
Izard County13,577311.24$115.73/mo
Jackson County16,755411.26$118.19/mo
Jefferson County67,2604211.31$121.17/mo
Johnson County25,749511.60$129.49/mo
Lafayette County6,308311.19$120.28/mo
Lawrence County16,216411.19$122.58/mo
Lee County8,600410.86$121.18/mo
Lincoln County12,941311.20$116.65/mo
Little River County12,0263111.27$118.37/mo
Logan County21,131611.70$121.41/mo
Lonoke County74,015611.63$128.52/mo
Madison County16,521610.88$120.35/mo
Marion County16,826311.22$118.14/mo
Miller County42,600511.24$118.95/mo
Mississippi County40,6854110.24$123.79/mo
Monroe County6,799410.90$121.50/mo
Montgomery County8,484411.13$119.64/mo
Nevada County8,310711.55$114.06/mo
Newton County7,225511.11$123.77/mo
Ouachita County22,650411.86$119.15/mo
Perry County10,019611.79$128.65/mo
Phillips County16,568311.01$120.74/mo
Pike County10,171611.55$114.29/mo
Poinsett County22,965310.86$123.53/mo
Polk County19,221411.19$116.09/mo
Pope County63,3815111.42$123.15/mo
Prairie County8,282411.28$123.62/mo
Pulaski County399,1257111.67$120.86/mo
Randolph County18,571412.15$116.63/mo
Saline County123,4168111.69$126.87/mo
Scott County9,836711.62$123.06/mo
Searcy County7,828411.23$115.43/mo
Sebastian County127,799611.55$123.31/mo
Sevier County15,839411.21$118.45/mo
Sharp County17,271411.48$116.06/mo
St. Francis County23,090310.90$121.04/mo
Stone County12,3594111.28$119.88/mo
Union County39,0542111.20$120.18/mo
Van Buren County15,796311.24$114.00/mo
Washington County245,8715211.24$110.12/mo
White County76,822411.45$126.28/mo
Woodruff County6,269510.88$120.87/mo
Yell County20,263311.36$123.12/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Arkansas, Coal is 35.56% of the fuel types used in electricity production. Adding Coal totals to Natural Gas (32.11%) and Nuclear (22.51%), these three fuel types make up 90.18% state electricity generation. On average, the state citizens emit 7,788.42 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 23,455,002,776.05 kilograms. Arkansas is home to 23 power plants, which is the 37th most in the country and 34th most when counting power plants per person.

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Arkansas Net Metering

About 69.44% 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 23 companies in Arkansas that reported energy loss. Combined, these 23 providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.39% of electricity produced. The United States average is 2.76%, meaning Arkansas ranks 27th 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 Energy in Arkansas

Where does Arkansas get its electricity?

Arkansas' electricity is produced using primarily Coal, which accounts for 35.56% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Natural Gas and Nuclear, which account for 32.11% and 22.51% 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 11.10 cents.

What is the average electric bill in Arkansas?

In 2022, Arkansas has an average electricity bill of $119, and the US average is $124.

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 23 power plants located in Arkansas.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Arkansas?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1City of Prescott Utilities5.141,673
2CWL Jonesboro6.2638,452
3West Memphis Electric Company6.8211,783
4Conway Electric6.8331,510
5Paragould Light Water and Cable7.7713,995
6Clarksville Electric Company8.784,520
7Mississippi County Electric Coop9.014,935
8City of Paris Utilities10.061,879
9Craighead Electric10.2131,562
10Oklahoma Gas & Electric10.2368,810

How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?

There are 36 electricity companies operating in Arkansas.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30