Electricity in Arkansas
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Arkansas
- Population see rank3,011,524
- Total Production see rank60,230,135 MWh / 20 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank48,548,564 MWh / 16.12 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank5,863,666 MWh / 1.95 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank23,455,002,776 kg / 7,788.42 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank54,366,914 MWh / 18.05 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 Electricity Rates:
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
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|First Electric Coop||BUNDLED||12.14||144.12||1,301,860||158,049,940|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||11.80||107.82||1,152,639||136,028,844||3,958,907.65|
|Ozark Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.65||112.12||799,167||85,084,000|
|Oklahoma Gas & Electric||BUNDLED||10.23||108.44||728,715||74,525,283|
|Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||12.36||141.78||725,518||89,681,737|
|North Arkansas Electric||BUNDLED||11.30||110.53||406,136||45,887,800|
|North Little Rock Electric||BUNDLED||11.31||102.86||376,097||42,550,000||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%)
|Union County||Natural Gas||11,206,830||4,312,302,985.06||384.79|
Independence Steam Electric StationEntergy Power (6.86%)Conway Electric (1.99%)Entergy Mississippi (24.94%)CWL Jonesboro (9.75%)Osceola, Arkansas Electric Utility (0.50%)Arkansas Electric Cooperative (34.91%)Entergy Arkansas (16.40%)West Memphis Electric Company (1.00%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (3.38%)
Hot Spring Generating FacilityEntergy Arkansas (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||2,542,869||970,083,829.26||381.49|
Magnet CoveArkansas Electric Cooperative (100.00%)
|Hot Spring County||Natural Gas||1,264,693||472,258,779.02||373.42|
Pine Bluff Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
|Jefferson County||Natural Gas||999,324||297,275,123.32||297.48|
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hot Spring County||33,040||3||2||11.39||$118.69/mo|
|Little River County||12,026||3||1||11.27||$118.37/mo|
|St. Francis County||23,090||3||10.90||$121.04/mo|
|Van Buren County||15,796||3||11.24||$114.00/mo|
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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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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Southwestern Electric Power Company||124,456|
|3||First Electric Coop||99,250|
|5||Oklahoma Gas & Electric||68,810|
|6||Ozark Electric Cooperative||68,004|
|7||Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative||56,849|
|8||North Little Rock Electric||39,593|
|10||North Arkansas Electric||37,358|
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 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||Clarksville Electric Company||8.78||4,520|
|7||Mississippi County Electric Coop||9.01||4,935|
|8||City of Paris Utilities||10.06||1,879|
|10||Oklahoma Gas & Electric||10.23||68,810|
How many electric companies offer service in Arkansas?
There are 36 electricity companies operating in Arkansas.