Electricity in Arizona
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Arizona
- Population see rank7,151,502
- Total Production see rank108,608,533 MWh / 15.19 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank81,555,890 MWh / 11.4 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank14,455,330 MWh / 2.02 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank26,206,120,174 kg / 3,664.42 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank94,160,416 MWh / 13.17 MWh per capita
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:
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 $123.86. Salt River Project is the largest vendor in the state based on megawatt hours sold. On average, residents of Arizona create 3,664.42 kilograms of CO2 gases from electric use for each resident in the state, which is the 36th highest in the United States. Electricity generation facilities in the state generate 33.17% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported.
Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Arizona Public Service||BUNDLED||13.57||136.51||14,291,657||1,939,832,039||20,276,310.87|
|Salt River Project||BUNDLED||11.60||136.12||14,024,229||1,626,877,000||29,158,057.29|
|Tucson Electric Power||BUNDLED||13.43||107.62||3,823,765||513,604,353||7,738,551.58|
|UNS Energy Corporation||BUNDLED||10.79||100.66||1,010,350||109,038,343||8,686,172.58|
|Trico Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||14.29||130.37||532,658||76,098,857|
|Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.12||99.25||404,610||53,104,000|
|Electrical District 3||BUNDLED||12.98||149.92||347,873||45,150,000|
|Navopache Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||13.09||77.73||264,808||34,665,100|
|Navajo Tribal Utility Authority||BUNDLED||14.90||76.74||165,510||24,655,000|
Power Plants in Arizona
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Red HawkArizona Public Service (100.00%)
|Maricopa County||Natural Gas||5,489,823||2,054,404,618.14||374.22|
Griffith Energy LLCCapital Power Corporation (100.00%)
|Mohave County||Natural Gas||3,449,007||1,321,368,832.7||383.12|
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
|Maricopa County||Natural Gas||3,414,359||1,316,322,030.8||385.53|
CoronadoSalt River Project (100.00%)
Gila River Power Block 2Salt River Project (100.00%)
|Gila Bend||Natural Gas||3,130,183||1,183,509,720.26||378.1|
Glen Canyon DamUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
|Coconino County||Conventional Hydroelectric||3,086,694|
|Gila Bend||Natural Gas||3,005,488||1,194,540,947.32||397.45|
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|La Paz County||16,557||4||1||12.99||$131.67/mo|
|Santa Cruz County||47,669||5||13.22||$101.71/mo|
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.
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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 Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Fredonia, Arizona Electric Utility||6.55||774|
|2||Colorado River Indian Irr Proj||6.62||2,193|
|3||Page Electric Utility||7.83||4,414|
|5||Morenci Water and Electric||8.35||2,603|
|6||Ak-Chin Electric Utility Authority||8.61||471|
|8||Wickenburg, Arizona Electric Utility||10.09||1,441|
|10||City of Safford Utilities||10.43||5,155|
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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Arizona Public Service||1,324,459|
|2||Salt River Project||1,103,487|
|3||Tucson Electric Power||439,677|
|4||UNS Energy Corporation||102,235|
|5||Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative||52,577|
|6||Trico Electric Cooperative||50,901|
|8||Navopache Electric Cooperative||40,973|
|9||Navajo Tribal Utility Authority||30,104|
|10||Electrical District 3||27,201|