Arizona Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Arizona

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Arizona

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    112,781,136 MWh / 15.33 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    85,723,677 MWh / 11.65 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    15,988,180 MWh / 2.17 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    26,431,806,150 kg / 3,591.67 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    96,843,406 MWh / 13.16 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arizona

Arizona residential electric rates are highest in March and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.149/kWh$0.112/kWh$269.55/mo.$77.16/mo.
25th14.27¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arizona
42nd$150.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arizona Residents

Arizona Electricity Fuel Mix

Arizona's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Arizona residential electricity rate in 2024 averages 14.27 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 11.21% lower than the United States average price of 16.07 cents. Arizona ranks as the 25th 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. Increasing 15.92% over the course of the past 12 months, renewable fuel types continually make up a bigger share of the fuels used for electricity production in Arizona. Electricity providers in the state increased their generation of electricity from wind turbines by 9.41%. Electricity generation facilities in the state generate 31.56% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported. With 1,377,243 total residential customers, Arizona Public Service is the largest electricity supplier in the state.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED15.57156.1414,846,967.592,312,164,38619,818,602.29
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED12.67149.6114,684,7931,860,063,00032,703,915.59
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED15.591263,936,189.41613,533,8036,442,198.75
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED14.22125.85991,631.24141,053,0427,217,487.25
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.23132.83569,702.8381,075,055
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED12.41115.6448,199.455,632,80019,198
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED17.83128.21391,597.3469,806,922.03
Electrical District 3BUNDLED16.37173.49354,853.3458,090,033.16
Navopache Electric CooperativeBUNDLED16.0595.16278,640.6544,712,491.49
Navajo Tribal Utility AuthorityBUNDLED18.5791.37160,58529,824,000

Commercial Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED12.881,122.2914,692,026.281,892,716,68319,818,602.29
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED10.11974.212,863,245.251,300,513,73032,703,915.59
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED15.57608.621,960,972.93305,333,3236,442,198.75
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED14.34686.77700,675.16100,451,2977,217,487.25
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.93715.3462,402.0869,059,622.59
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.831,099.44236,012.9430,275,153
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED12.03501.49223,008.926,824,10019,198
Navajo Tribal Utility AuthorityBUNDLED19.741,052.52214,30042,309,000
Electrical District 3BUNDLED12.161,100.87195,859.0523,807,497.17
Mesa PowerBUNDLED12.77683.32176,359.722,529,585.59

Power Plants in Arizona

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Maricopa County Nuclear 31,632,746
Apache County Coal 6,633,303.117,001,234,336.151,055.47
Gilbert Natural Gas 6,208,2032,522,565,467.24406.33
Arlington Valley Energy FacilityCapital Power Corporation (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,821,4561,485,518,909.84388.73
Mohave County Natural Gas 3,723,5071,432,938,094.7384.84
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,691,9811,386,310,823.8375.49
Coconino County Conventional Hydroelectric 3,658,986
Mesquite Generating Station Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,566,5161,406,895,716.1394.47
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,527,1911,382,541,016.92391.97
Phoenix Natural Gas 3,262,8911,527,850,337.02468.25

There is 1 Nuclear Power Plant in Arizona

Quick Facts

Arizona had a 1.66% rise in CO2 emissions per capita over the course of the previous 12 months.

On average, Arizona citizens are responsible for 3,591.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the US average emissions per capita is 4,123.17.

Arizona has a population of 7,359,197 residents.

Residents of the state consume over 85,700,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs, making the state the 17th highest consumer of electricity in the country.

Arizona residents are faced with an average monthly residential electricity expense of $150.52, which is 9.13% higher than the US average.

Citizens in Arizona face an average of 3.22 outages lasting 358.21 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.27 outages at 137.24 minutes each.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Apache County65,4322217.59$92.84/mo
Cochise County125,6634317.67$128.64/mo
Coconino County144,0607316.11$133.83/mo
Gila County53,211514.64$129.10/mo
Graham County38,145414.20$118.28/mo
Greenlee County9,542316.40$114.86/mo
La Paz County16,8453114.94$152.28/mo
Maricopa County4,551,52492814.95$154.15/mo
Mohave County220,8165513.64$137.51/mo
Navajo County108,6504417.33$109.58/mo
Pima County1,057,5979515.66$130.48/mo
Pinal County464,154111114.78$148.05/mo
Santa Cruz County47,463517.44$128.29/mo
Yavapai County246,191215.57$156.14/mo
Yuma County207,8424415.28$141.47/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arizona emits 3,591.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per resident in the state, which makes it the 35th 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 26,431,806,149.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 21st highest amount in the country. Over 47.51% of electricity in the state of Arizona comes from production using Natural Gas. Nuclear (28.05%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Coal (10.29%). Arizona has 65 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 13th highest number of plants within a single state and the 29th highest number of power plants per person in a state.

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Arizona Net Metering

Of the 32 electricity suppliers in Arizona, 18 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 14 electricity companies in Arizona that reported energy loss, including Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power. Combined, these 14 companies average an annual energy loss of 4.05% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.87%, which earns a rank of 37th 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 Electricity in Arizona

How many power plants are located within Arizona?

There are 65 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 14.27 cents in Arizona in 2024.

Where does Arizona get its electricity?

Arizona's electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 47.51% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Nuclear and Coal, which make up 28.05% and 10.29% of total production respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Arizona?

The Arizona average electricity bill is $151 so far in 2024.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Arizona?

What electricity company is the largest provider in Arizona?

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

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Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-06-18