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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

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arkansas

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

Historical Pricing:
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 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.

Electricity Providers in Arkansas

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Entergy Arkansas10.76118.587,971,734857,454,25624,134,010.034,773,040,108.8
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 Jonesboro6.2680.68502,88931,498,000674,272.081,631,932,159.18
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%)
Nuclear 15,198,331217,396,199.8814.3No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Union Power StationEntergy Arkansas (27.17%)Entergy New Orleans (31.07%)Entergy Louisiana (41.76%)
Natural Gas 9,794,9453,763,338,335.4384.21No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
White BluffCWL Jonesboro (5.00%)Conway Electric (2.00%)West Memphis Electric Company (1.00%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (35.00%)Entergy Arkansas (57.00%)
Coal 5,764,1295,674,150,492.52984.39YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Independence Steam Electric StationEntergy Arkansas (16.45%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (35.00%)Entergy Power (6.88%)CWL Jonesboro (9.78%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (3.39%)Conway Electric (2.00%)West Memphis Electric Company (1.00%)Entergy Mississippi (25.00%)Osceola, Arkansas Electric Utility (0.50%)
Coal 3,669,172.013,792,369,029.011,033.58YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Plum Point Energy StationEast Texas Electric Cooperative (7.52%)Municipal Energy Agency of MS (6.00%)Empire District Electric (7.52%)
Coal 3,346,067.023,311,516,329.24989.67YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
John W Turk Jr Power PlantSouthwestern Electric Power Company (73.30%)Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (6.70%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (8.30%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (11.70%)
Coal 3,167,831.012,821,940,254.91890.81No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dell Power StationAssociated Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,774,7201,080,708,835.5389.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Flint CreekSouthwestern Electric Power Company (50.00%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (50.00%)
Coal 2,506,9092,667,862,302.791,064.2YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
Natural Gas 1,698,571652,175,104.56383.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bull ShoalsUSCE-Little Rock District (100.00%)
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.

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Arkansas County17,4865 providers210.69$123.08/mo
Ashley County19,6576 providers111.12$121.98/mo
Baxter County41,9328 providers111.08$116.86/mo
Benton County279,14116 providers111.61$120.92/mo
Boone County37,4326 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.66$116.19/mo
Bradley County10,7635 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.61$122.79/mo
Calhoun County5,1894 providers111.92$123.26/mo
Carroll County28,38013 providers111.12$120.30/mo
Chicot County10,1189 providers111.13$122.14/mo
Clark County22,3204 providers111.89$122.27/mo
Clay County14,55110 providers111.67$120.92/mo
Cleburne County24,9197 providers110.56$117.81/mo
Cleveland County7,9564 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.12$120.69/mo
Columbia County23,45711 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.93$124.47/mo
Conway County20,8465 providers110.54$116.49/mo
Craighead County110,33211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.06$111.44/mo
Crawford County63,2579 providers212.32$133.11/mo
Crittenden County47,9559 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.08$110.72/mo
Cross County16,4197 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.35$119.22/mo
Dallas County7,0095 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.91$122.74/mo
Desha County11,3618 providers210.95$121.81/mo
Drew County18,2197 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.25$122.08/mo
Faulkner County126,0076 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.45$103.84/mo
Franklin County17,71511 providers211.61$123.84/mo
Fulton County12,4779 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.35$119.00/mo
Garland County99,3865 providers210.86$118.24/mo
Grant County18,2657 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.73$119.13/mo
Greene County45,3259 providers29.23$112.55/mo
Hempstead County21,5329 providers211.47$120.45/mo
Hot Spring County33,7718 providers311.15$118.62/mo
Howard County13,2028 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.50$122.98/mo
Independence County37,8259 providers310.64$118.11/mo
Izard County13,6295 providers110.96$118.56/mo
Jackson County16,7198 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.23$113.53/mo
Jefferson County66,8245 providers310.75$120.75/mo
Johnson County26,57810 providers211.03$118.36/mo
Lafayette County6,62410 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.44$123.13/mo
Lawrence County16,4068 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.77$119.14/mo
Lee County8,8578 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.41$121.47/mo
Lincoln County13,0245 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.96$120.83/mo
Little River County12,25910 providers111.65$124.45/mo
Logan County21,46612 providers111.60$125.70/mo
Lonoke County73,3096 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.84$109.36/mo
Madison County16,57613 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.35$121.71/mo
Marion County16,6946 providers110.84$116.38/mo
Miller County43,25711 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.50$122.24/mo
Mississippi County40,65114 providers39.00$113.03/mo
Monroe County6,7015 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.68$119.84/mo
Montgomery County8,9865 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.03$121.57/mo
Nevada County8,2529 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.35$119.67/mo
Newton County7,7539 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.45$116.15/mo
Ouachita County23,3824 providers111.95$123.14/mo
Perry County10,4555 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.19$115.78/mo
Phillips County17,7829 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.58$123.96/mo
Pike County10,7188 providers111.48$121.96/mo
Poinsett County23,5288 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.31$115.16/mo
Polk County19,96414 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.87$129.16/mo
Pope County64,0729 providers210.72$117.82/mo
Prairie County8,0626 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.64$122.03/mo
Pulaski County391,9117 providers310.14$108.90/mo
Randolph County17,95810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.71$119.69/mo
Saline County122,4377 providers110.62$116.51/mo
Scott County10,28114 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.86$129.12/mo
Searcy County7,8816 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.93$115.93/mo
Sebastian County127,82712 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.44$133.42/mo
Sevier County17,0079 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.89$130.04/mo
Sharp County17,44210 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.26$121.38/mo
St. Francis County24,9949 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.49$120.12/mo
Stone County12,5065 providers110.94$118.02/mo
Union County38,6828 providers111.44$123.86/mo
Van Buren County16,5455 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.48$113.62/mo
Washington County239,18715 providers511.55$122.16/mo
White County78,7538 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.53$116.84/mo
Woodruff County6,3207 providers110.36$113.47/mo
Yell County21,3419 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.36$126.85/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 21,920,513,115.25 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases are released each year in the state of Arkansas because of electricity generation. The state also ranks 9th highest in pollution per citizen, averaging 7,263.73 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases emissions per person in the state. Approximately 32.79% of Arkansas’s electricity is produced using Coal. Natural Gas and Nuclear make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 30.52% (17,148,531.46 megawatt hours) and 27.05% (15,198,331 megawatt hours) respectively. Arkansas is home to 59 electricity producing plants, which is the 41st highest number of plants in a state and the 35th highest number of plants per capita in a state.

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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 attracitve.

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

How much does electricity cost in Arkansas?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 10.81 cents in Arkansas in 2021.

Where does Arkansas get its electricity?

The primary fuels used for electricity generation in Arkansas are Coal, Natural Gas and Nuclear, accounting for 32.79%, 30.52% and 27.05% respectively.

What is a good electricity rate in Arkansas?

The average electricity 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.