Electricity In Arizona

  • Population7,278,717
  • Total Consumption81,192,416 MWh / 11.15 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption26,323,925,363 kg
  • Total Production109,501,752 MWh / 15.04 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arizona

Arizona residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.112/kWh$230.70/mo.$77.16/mo.
24th12.48¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arizona
42nd$133.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arizona Residents

Energy Profile of Arizona

Arizona's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Arizona in 2022 is 12.48 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.33% below the US average rate of 13.62 cents.. The state operates a regulated electricity market, meaning consumers may only have a single electricity supplier option to choose from when shopping for their electricity. Arizona Public Service is the largest provider in the state based on residential customer count. The state ranks as the 21st highest polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 output, with over 26,323,925,363.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption. The state produces 13.09% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 28th in the nation for ratio of renewable fuel sources to non-renewable sources. With annual production of 109,501,752.21 megawatt hours, the state of Arizona is the 12th largest producer of electricity in the United States.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED13.40136.3114,311,1951,918,354,93420,613,848.37
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED11.41135.9814,122,2171,611,706,00029,793,828.97
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED13.28108.083,866,505513,305,8987,989,382.72
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED10.4598.261,011,234105,706,4828,945,852.47
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.25132.69538,94276,776,474
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED10.0697.51447,09044,981,900
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.1299.25404,61053,104,000
Electrical District 3BUNDLED12.98149.92347,87345,150,000
Navopache Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.0977.73264,80834,665,100
Navajo Tribal Utility AuthorityBUNDLED13.8572.41166,56023,065,000

Power Plants in Arizona

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Maricopa County Nuclear 31,061,142
Apache County Coal 8,190,205.588,464,425,300.781,033.48Yes
Maricopa County Natural Gas 5,556,3562,074,120,387.64373.29
Gilbert Natural Gas 5,140,9102,113,819,985.76411.18
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,537,3931,359,146,067.02384.22
Mohave County Natural Gas 3,508,4001,342,577,975.9382.68
Gila River Power Block 2Salt River Project (100.00%)
Tucson Natural Gas 3,255,4911,228,827,682.6377.46
Coconino County Conventional Hydroelectric 3,251,017
Phoenix Natural Gas 3,139,3541,378,038,769.8438.96
Apache County Coal 3,060,225.013,268,855,048.051,068.17Yes12/2032

Quick Facts

Arizona averages 11.15 megawatt hours used per year per person. The state ranks 35th in the US for megawatt hours used per capita.

On average, Arizona citizens are responsible for 3,616.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the US average emissions per capita is 4,539.83.

Arizona produces 6,596,055.64 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 5th in the nation for total megawatt hours generated by solar power.

Arizona citizens experience outages lasting on average 210.44 minutes per incident, with about 2.97 outages a year.

With 14,264,998.95 megawatt hours of electricity produced from coal, Arizona is 26th in the country for total megawatt hours produced from coal.

Arizona averages 1.97 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 23rd highest in the US.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Apache County71,8873213.55$74.47/mo
Cochise County125,9225713.30$101.55/mo
Coconino County143,4765313.27$115.47/mo
Gila County54,0186113.04$117.00/mo
Graham County38,8372111.89$103.02/mo
Greenlee County9,498212.32$85.83/mo
La Paz County21,1085212.84$131.50/mo
Maricopa County4,485,41485212.97$135.81/mo
Mohave County212,18161211.79$119.44/mo
Navajo County110,9245513.60$90.65/mo
Pima County1,047,27993113.48$117.50/mo
Pinal County462,789111412.84$131.67/mo
Santa Cruz County46,4985213.20$101.94/mo
Yavapai County235,0993413.40$136.31/mo
Yuma County213,7875713.16$130.16/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arizona’s primary fuel utilized for electricity production is Natural Gas. They generate 49,798,167.08 megawatt hours, or 45.48% of the total production in the state, from this fuel type. Also used is Nuclear at 28.37% and Coal at 13.03% of generation. On average, the state citizens emit 3,616.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which is the 36th worst per citizen emissions rate for a state in the country. This adds up to total emissions of 26,323,925,363.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the state the 21st highest for total emissions in the nation. Arizona has 140 power plants, which is the 22nd highest amount in the nation and 39th most when counting facilities per citizen.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
45.48%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
28.37%
COAL
Coal
Coal
13.03%
SOLAR
Solar
6.02%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
5.43%
OTHER
Other
1.68%

Arizona Net Metering

There are 32 companies in Arizona providing electricity. Of those 32, 59.38% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has highly restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

There are 13 providers in Arizona that reported energy loss, including Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power. Combined, these 13 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 4.50% of electricity produced. For comparison, the US average electricity loss is 2.76%. Arizona has a rank of 11th best in the US for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating personal solar, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Arizona has a tax credit of $1000 or less or no state tax at all. While there are no state sponsored rebates there are local rebates available to many consumers who wish to purchase solar. Arizona citizens have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the installation of private solar panels, which is as good as it gets. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the purchase of private solar at a residence.

State Level Initiatives

Statewide initiatives are a big part of whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuel types. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity suppliers who sell electricity in the state. These standards dictate that a percentage of electricity must be produced using green fuel sources. While further enhancements could be made, Arizona requires for 1-15% of electricity generation to come from renewable fuel sources. Furthermore, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Arizona, 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 Arizona

Where does Arizona get its electricity?

Arizona’s electricity is generated using mainly Natural Gas, which accounts for 45.48% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Nuclear makes up 28.37% and Coal accounts for 13.03%.

How many electric companies offer service in Arizona?

Arizona has 32 electricity providers operating in the area.

How much does electricity cost in Arizona?

The average rate of electricity in Arizona in 2022 is 12.48 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many power plants are located in Arizona?

Arizona has 140 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

Does Arizona have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens’ electricity supplier options are usually determined by their location or state legislation.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Arizona?

The largest electricity company in Arizona by total customer count is Arizona Public Service.

What is the average electric bill in Arizona?

The average electricity bill in Arizona in 2022 is $133 while the nationwide average is $122.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Arizona?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Fredonia, Arizona Electric Utility6.55774
2Colorado River Indian Irr Proj6.622,193
3Page Electric Utility7.834,414
4Dixie Power8.322,687
5Morenci Water and Electric8.352,604
6Ak-Chin Electric Utility Authority8.74470
7Mohave Electric10.0642,807
8Mesa Power10.0717,011
9Wickenburg, Arizona Electric Utility10.091,441
10Ajo Improvement Company10.191,021

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Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-22