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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

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Arizona

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

Historical Pricing:
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 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.

Electricity Providers in Arizona

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Salt River Project11.39142.4814,721,7831,676,934,00031,609,512.4112,380,208,123.81
Arizona Public Service13.28140.0614,693,8111,951,507,99522,902,356.8620,061,344,109.86
Tucson Electric Power 12.72111.374,137,291526,308,9457,957,266.779,685,650,382.67
UNS Energy Corporation10.1996.831,014,985103,393,5518,818,401.272,144,546,062.02
Trico Electric Cooperative 14.15140.02567,29580,253,196No DataIcon representing missing value.286,036,044.14
Tesla Energy11.70113.07466,65354,585,3305,613.5386,633,132.18
Mohave Electric10.2498.36439,30045,004,700No DataIcon representing missing value.256,616,979.51
Sunrun Solar13.30141.62368,38649,005,501No DataIcon representing missing value.127,058,379.55
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

Power Plants in Arizona

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Palo VerdeSalt River Project (17.49%)Southern California Edison (15.80%)El Paso Electric Company (15.80%)Arizona Public Service (29.10%)Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (5.70%)Public Service Company of New Mexico (10.20%)Southern California Public Power Authority (5.91%)
Nuclear 31,261,594468,267,213.0514.98No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Coal 9,949,55410,039,627,566.151,009.05Yes11/2019
SpringervilleTucson Electric Power (55.96%)Salt River Project (16.57%)
Coal 7,924,622.448,185,702,185.951,032.95YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
SantanSalt River Project (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,841,4552,415,225,458.66413.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Red HawkArizona Public Service (100.00%)
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%)
Natural Gas 3,568,5281,380,289,840.3386.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Glen Canyon DamUS Bureau of Reclamation (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 3,489,015216,553,235.262.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
West PhoenixArizona Public Service (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,346,0901,476,742,149.12441.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Griffith Energy LLCStar West Gen Griffith Energy LLC (100.00%)
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%)
Natural Gas 3,299,9211,269,781,566.06384.79No 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 County71,88714 providers213.00$86.39/mo
Cochise County125,92221 providers713.12$112.46/mo
Coconino County143,47616 providers411.13$95.50/mo
Gila County54,01822 providers212.04$111.18/mo
Graham County38,83720 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.18$103.43/mo
Greenlee County9,49812 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.24$91.47/mo
La Paz County21,10811 providers210.30$100.64/mo
Maricopa County4,485,41424 providers4411.80$110.02/mo
Mohave County212,18125 providers810.64$102.23/mo
Navajo County110,92411 providers412.57$97.86/mo
Pima County1,047,27925 providers2512.36$104.52/mo
Pinal County462,78925 providers1012.11$122.21/mo
Santa Cruz County46,49811 providers212.46$104.79/mo
Yavapai County235,09919 providers412.11$120.61/mo
Yuma County213,78714 providers711.73$108.43/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 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, which is 34th worst per citizen emissions rate for a state in the country. This comes to a total pollution amount of 28,230,127,222.18 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases. Arizona has 142 electricity generation plants, which is the 22nd highest number of plants in a state and the 38th highest number of plants per capita in a state.

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Net Metering

There are 41 companies in Arizona providing electricity. Of those 41,60.98% 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 attracitve.

Energy Loss

There are 28 providers in Arizona that reported energy loss, including Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power . Combined, these 28 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?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in Arizona is Natural Gas, making up 45.92% of the fuel used in the state.

How much does electricity cost in Arizona?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in Arizona in 2021 is 12.41 cents.

What is the average electricity rate in Arizona?

The average electric rate in Arizona is 12.41 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Colorado River Indian Irr Proj, at 5.89 cents per kilowatt hour.