Electricity in Arizona

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Arizona

  • Population
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    7,151,502
  • Total Production
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    108,608,533 MWh / 15.19 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    81,555,890 MWh / 11.4 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    14,455,330 MWh / 2.02 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    26,206,120,174 kg / 3,664.42 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    94,160,416 MWh / 13.17 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 March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.112/kWh$230.70/mo.$77.16/mo.
23rd12.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arizona
41st$133.37Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arizona Residents

Energy Profile of Arizona

Arizona's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Arizona residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 12.66 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 9.53% lower than the United States average price of 13.99 cents. Arizona ranks as the 23rd lowest priced state in the United States using average electricity rate. While there are 32 electricity companies operating in the state, customers usually will only have one supplier option due to the regulated electricity market in place. Citizens in the state have an average monthly residential power bill of $133.37 per month. The national average bill is $123.86. Salt River Project is the largest vendor in the state based on megawatt hours sold. On average, residents of Arizona create 3,664.42 kilograms of CO2 gases from electric use for each resident in the state, which is the 36th highest in the United States. Electricity generation facilities in the state generate 33.17% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED13.57136.5114,291,6571,939,832,03920,276,310.87
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED11.60136.1214,024,2291,626,877,00029,158,057.29
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED13.43107.623,823,765513,604,3537,738,551.58
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED10.79100.661,010,350109,038,3438,686,172.58
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.29130.37532,65876,098,857
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED10.1397.68448,43045,444,300
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 AuthorityBUNDLED14.9076.74165,51024,655,000

Power Plants in Arizona

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Maricopa County Nuclear 31,629,862
Apache County Coal 8,143,639.548,389,273,856.841,030.16Yes
Maricopa County Natural Gas 5,489,8232,054,404,618.14374.22
Gilbert Natural Gas 4,637,4411,902,402,468.82410.23
Mohave County Natural Gas 3,449,0071,321,368,832.7383.12
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,414,3591,316,322,030.8385.53
Apache County Coal 3,402,1983,633,978,068.241,068.13Yes12/2032
Gila River Power Block 2Salt River Project (100.00%)
Gila Bend Natural Gas 3,130,1831,183,509,720.26378.1
Coconino County Conventional Hydroelectric 3,086,694
Gila Bend Natural Gas 3,005,4881,194,540,947.32397.45

Quick Facts

Arizona emitted 26,206,120,173.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity production, which is the 21st highest in the country.

The burning of natural gas in Arizona yields a total of 48,186,474.14 megawatts of electricity, propelling the state into its ranking of 12th in the United States for total natural gas production.

The state of Arizona is ranked 13th in the United States for electricity generation, generating 108,608,533.18 megawatt hours.

Arizona produces 14,455,330.49 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable sources. This ranks Arizona 17th in the United States for total sustainable electricity generation.

Within the last 12 months, there has been a 2.04% decrease in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity generation in Arizona.

With 13.17% of Arizona 's total electricity coming from the use of coal, the state ranks 26th in the US in total megawatt hours produced from coal.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Apache County66,0212214.20$77.13/mo
Cochise County125,4474213.32$101.57/mo
Coconino County145,1017213.71$116.82/mo
Gila County53,272513.12$117.09/mo
Graham County38,533411.89$102.94/mo
Greenlee County9,563312.32$85.81/mo
La Paz County16,5574112.99$131.67/mo
Maricopa County4,420,56892513.13$135.87/mo
Mohave County213,2675511.90$119.99/mo
Navajo County106,7174414.23$93.13/mo
Pima County1,043,4339513.51$116.57/mo
Pinal County425,26412712.88$131.69/mo
Santa Cruz County47,669513.22$101.71/mo
Yavapai County236,209213.57$136.51/mo
Yuma County203,8814312.88$120.38/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arizona emits 3,664.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per resident in the state, which makes it the 36th highest polluting state in the nation based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the state from electricity consumption is 26,206,120,173.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 21st highest amount in the country. Over 44.37% of electricity in the state of Arizona comes from production using Natural Gas. Nuclear (29.12%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Coal (13.17%). Arizona has 56 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 14th highest number of plants within a single state and the 33rd highest number of power plants per person in a state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
44.37%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
29.12%
COAL
Coal
Coal
13.17%
SOLAR
Solar
6.16%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
5.44%
OTHER
Other
1.75%

Arizona Net Metering

Of the 32 electricity suppliers in Arizona, 19 of them report that they offer net metering. At the state level, Arizona is known for heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 13 electricity companies in Arizona that reported energy loss, including Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power. Combined, these 13 companies average an annual energy loss of 4.50% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76%, which earns a rank of 41st best in the country for Arizona in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster personal solar, all a state needs to do is enact rebates for solar panel purchases and tax breaks. Arizona offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. While there are no statewide rebates there are local rebates available to many customers who wish to install private solar panels at their place of residence. Arizona citizens have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of private solar panels, which is great news for the consumer and solar efforts. The state offers a 100% sales tax exemption to citizens who install private solar. This is great news for everyone in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Customers who are searching for electricity options that use renewable fuel types will have better luck if there are statewide initiatives that encourage green energy usage. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric companies to produce a percentage of their electricity using green fuel types. The state of Arizona requires electricity companies to generate between 1-15% of their output from renewable fuel types. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to help low income families to install solar panels.

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

How many power plants are located within Arizona?

There are 56 active electricity plants located in Arizona.

Does Arizona have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Arizona has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.

How many electric companies offer service in Arizona?

Arizona has 32 electricity companies serving consumers in the area.

What is a good electricity rate in Arizona?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity is 12.66 cents in Arizona in 2022.

Where does Arizona get its electricity?

Arizona's electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 44.37% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Nuclear and Coal, which make up 29.12% and 13.17% of total production respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Arizona?

The Arizona average electricity bill is $133 so far in 2022.

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 Electric8.352,603
6Ak-Chin Electric Utility Authority8.61471
7Mesa Power10.0717,011
8Wickenburg, Arizona Electric Utility10.091,441
9Mohave Electric10.1343,174
10City of Safford Utilities10.435,155

What electricity company is the largest provider in Arizona?

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

What electricity companies are in Arizona?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-21