Electricity Rates in Arizona

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Arizona

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    107,054,061 MWh / 14.71 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    51,501,709 MWh / 7.08 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    14,529,798 MWh / 2 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    16,171,960,923 kg / 2,222.55 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    92,535,494 MWh / 12.72 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arizona

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.133/kWh$0.112/kWh$230.70/mo.$77.16/mo.
18th13.03¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arizona
34th$140.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arizona Residents

Arizona Electricity Fuel Mix

Arizona's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Arizona residential electricity rate in 2023 averages 13.03 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 17.10% lower than the United States average price of 15.72 cents. Arizona ranks as the 18th 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. The state is the 14th largest state in the United States, with a population of 7,276,316. The state is the 18th highest producer of electricity per capita, with an average of 14.71 megawatt hours produced per capita a year. The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer in Arizona is $140.01 per month, while the nationwide average is $147.64. The state ranks 13th highest in the country in total electricity produced within its borders, with 107,054,061.48 megawatt hours produced.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED14.36143.514,573,7772,093,215,20720,714,246.59
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED12.09141.2914,303,3351,729,740,00030,258,548.84
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED13.91109.123,790,505527,100,4516,170,996.18
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED12.57115.341,016,883127,778,0386,921,273.93
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.31129.18543,13677,707,414
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED13.74134.17464,61263,817,100
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.56105.41391,10456,953,000
Electrical District 3BUNDLED13.70144.27339,49846,527,000
Navopache Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.8783.21271,99437,722,000
Navajo Tribal Utility AuthorityBUNDLED17.1989.31170,08629,237,000

Commercial Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED12.03991.6313,788,8521,658,433,25220,714,246.59
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED9.58899.2712,381,7961,185,979,76030,258,548.84
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED13.84528.971,905,201263,663,3026,170,996.18
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED12.93608.95684,67388,518,2666,921,273.93
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.67559.59460,07053,680,000
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.301,048.29231,51828,469,479
Navajo Tribal Utility AuthorityBUNDLED18.17944.56210,45038,234,000
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED13.20503.46202,95726,786,600
Electrical District 3BUNDLED10.94914.67179,96519,680,000
Mesa PowerBUNDLED9.93509.79170,10416,896,500

Power Plants in Arizona

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Maricopa County Nuclear 31,654,461
Apache County Coal 6,488,511.026,965,102,492.611,073.45
Maricopa County Natural Gas 5,228,0751,954,787,386.44373.9
Gilbert Natural Gas 4,022,9131,667,003,848.16414.38
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,704,7081,443,418,612.02389.62
Mesquite Generating Station Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,380,8661,329,949,271.42393.38
Apache County Coal 3,203,6773,468,126,213.751,082.5512/2032
Mohave County Natural Gas 3,190,8191,227,641,367.12384.74
Arlington Valley Energy FacilityCapital Power Corporation (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,012,0921,164,109,604.7386.48
Gila River Power Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Gila Bend Natural Gas 2,941,4011,128,991,153.92383.83

Quick Facts

Consumers living within Arizona use a grand total of 51,500,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs.

About 5.38% of the state of Arizona's electricity comes from hydroelectric power facilities, ranking them 9th in the nation for total hydroelectric generation.

During the course of the most recent year, Arizona has seen a 0.85% increase in CO2 emissions from electricity use.

Arizona has seen a 1.75% rise in the state's population in the past year.

Natural gas makes up 45.12% of the electricity generation in Arizona, giving it a ranking of 14th countrywide for natural gas production.

Wind turbines produce 0.21 megawatt hours per year per person for Arizona residents, which is 31st highest in the country.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Apache County66,4732215.90$86.94/mo
Cochise County125,0924214.66$107.44/mo
Coconino County144,9427214.92$124.89/mo
Gila County53,211513.08$116.46/mo
Graham County38,14549.93$84.41/mo
Greenlee County9,542312.45$84.76/mo
La Paz County16,8453113.63$137.04/mo
Maricopa County4,367,18692513.84$142.22/mo
Mohave County211,2745512.57$125.57/mo
Navajo County106,6094415.86$102.99/mo
Pima County1,035,0639513.30$112.83/mo
Pinal County420,62512813.11$131.12/mo
Santa Cruz County47,463514.49$107.07/mo
Yavapai County233,789214.36$143.50/mo
Yuma County202,9444313.54$125.26/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arizona emits 2,222.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per resident in the state, which makes it the 34th 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 16,171,960,922.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 21st highest amount in the country. Over 45.12% of electricity in the state of Arizona comes from production using Natural Gas. Nuclear (29.57%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Coal (11.72%). Arizona has 56 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 14th highest number of plants within a single state and the 35th highest number of power plants per person in a state.

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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 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 3.84% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.45%, which earns a rank of 36th 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 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 13.03 cents in Arizona in 2023.

Where does Arizona get its electricity?

Arizona's electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 45.12% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Nuclear and Coal, which make up 29.57% and 11.72% of total production respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Arizona?

The Arizona average electricity bill is $140 so far in 2023.

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.

What electricity companies are in Arizona?

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2023-09-06