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Electricity In Arizona

  • Population7,278,717
  • Total Consumption81,848,861 MWh / 11.24 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions28,230,127,222 kg
  • Total Production110,443,481 MWh / 15.17 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.
25th12.41¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arizona
48th$137.49Average 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 2021 is 12.41 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.91% below the US average rate of 13.33 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. Selling 30,689,166 megawatt hours, Salt River Project is the largest electricity supplier in the state. Arizona has experienced a 7.26% rise in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation over the previous 12 months. The state produces 110,443,480.68 megawatt hours from its power generating plants, which is the 12th highest total production for any state in the country. The state is ranked 29th in the nation for percentage of electricity produced from renewable fuels, creating 12.53% of their electricity from these renewable sources.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona

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Salt River Project11.39142.4814,721,7831,676,934,00031,605,181.3212,379,383,248.02
Arizona Public Service13.28140.0614,693,8111,951,507,99521,403,534.4518,956,822,017.32
Tucson Electric Power12.72111.374,137,291526,308,9457,942,639.169,675,586,003.72
UNS Energy Corporation10.1996.831,014,985103,393,5518,803,773.662,144,955,807.01
Trico Electric Cooperative14.15140.02567,29580,253,196No DataIcon representing missing value.286,036,044.14
Mohave Electric10.2498.36439,30045,004,700No DataIcon representing missing value.256,616,979.51
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative14.1396.82363,04951,290,000No DataIcon representing missing value.290,968,538.55
Electrical District 313.51139.55298,45840,334,000No DataIcon representing missing value.230,618,343.32
Navopache Electric Cooperative13.1574.51248,43832,672,000No DataIcon representing missing value.142,731,233.1
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority13.3870.4165,45922,131,000No DataIcon representing missing value.145,002,436.21

Power Plants in Arizona

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Maricopa County Nuclear 31,261,594468,267,213.0514.98No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apache County Coal 7,924,622.448,185,702,185.951,032.95YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Gilbert Natural Gas 5,841,4552,415,225,458.66413.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Maricopa County Natural Gas 5,576,8932,082,936,943.36373.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,568,5281,380,289,840.3386.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Coconino County Conventional Hydroelectric 3,489,015216,553,235.262.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Phoenix Natural Gas 3,346,0901,476,742,149.12441.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mohave County Natural Gas 3,322,7971,273,872,279.82383.37No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gila River Power Block 2Salt River Project (100.00%)
Tucson Natural Gas 3,299,9211,269,781,566.06384.79No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Mesquite Generating Station Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,194,8991,252,509,474.86392.03No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Arizona is 31st in the US for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 11.24 megawatt hours per person each year.

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Arizona produces 1.9 megawatt hours per citizen of the state from renewable fuel types. This makes Arizona the 22nd highest state for renewable generation per capita in the US.

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Arizona creates 5.86% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 6,469,517.98 megawatt hours each year.

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Arizona consumes roughly 74.11% of the production put out by their generation plants.

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Arizona ranks 11th worst in the country for total generation of electricity from non-renewable sources, with 96,608,943.6 of the state’s 110,443,480.68 megawatt hours coming from those fuel sources.

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Arizona is 9th in US for production per capita from nuclear power, averaging 4.29 megawatt hours generated from nuclear sources.

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Apache County71,8873213.29$72.00/mo
Cochise County125,9225714.14$100.07/mo
Coconino County143,4766310.16$91.18/mo
Gila County54,0186113.37$118.00/mo
Graham County38,8373112.27$101.63/mo
Greenlee County9,4983No DataIcon representing missing value.10.46$74.83/mo
La Paz County21,108428.65$89.28/mo
Maricopa County4,485,414134911.87$104.43/mo
Mohave County212,18161111.60$119.91/mo
Navajo County110,9245413.31$90.00/mo
Pima County1,047,279112612.37$101.36/mo
Pinal County462,789131412.39$126.95/mo
Santa Cruz County46,4985114.03$106.47/mo
Yavapai County235,0993413.28$140.06/mo
Yuma County213,7874711.98$100.70/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arizona’s primary fuel utilized for electricity production is Natural Gas. They generate 50,720,946.36 megawatt hours, or 45.92% of the total production in the state, from this fuel type. Also used is Nuclear at 28.31% and Coal at 13.20% of generation. On average, the state citizens emit 3,878.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which is the 34th worst per citizen emissions rate for a state in the country. This adds up to total emissions of 28,230,127,222.18 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the state the 21st highest for total emissions in the nation. Arizona has 129 power plants, which is the 23rd highest amount in the nation and 39th most when counting facilities per citizen.

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Arizona Net Metering

There are 34 companies in Arizona providing electricity. Of those 34,55.88% 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 27 providers in Arizona that reported energy loss, including Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power. Combined, these 27 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 4.49% of electricity produced. For comparison, the US average electricity loss is 2.72%. Arizona has a rank of 13th worst 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.

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 45.92% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Nuclear makes up 28.31% and Coal accounts for 13.20%.

How many electric companies offer service in Arizona?

Arizona has 34 electricity providers operating in the area.

How much does electricity cost in Arizona?

The average rate of electricity in Arizona in 2021 is 12.41 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many power plants are located in Arizona?

Arizona has 129 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 2021 is $137 while the nationwide average is $120.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Arizona?

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1Colorado River Indian Irr Proj5.892,589
2Fredonia, Arizona Electric Utility7.61811
3Page Electric Utility7.714,422
4Morenci Water and Electric8.332,612
5Dixie Power8.432,574
6Aha Macav Power Service9.26592
7Ajo Improvement Company9.681,028
8Ocotillo Water Conservation District9.87174
9Wickenburg, Arizona Electric Utility9.991,441
10Ak-Chin Electric Utility Authority10.15473

What electricity companies offer service in Arizona?

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1Arizona Public Service1,300,278
2Salt River Project1,087,041
3Tucson Electric Power435,415
4UNS Energy Corporation100,823
5Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative52,220
6Trico Electric Cooperative49,985
7Mohave Electric42,444
8Navopache Electric Cooperative40,340
9Navajo Tribal Utility Authority29,482
10Electrical District 326,146

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-13