Electricity Rates in Arizona

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Arizona

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    104,447,595 MWh / 14.6 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    82,461,364 MWh / 11.53 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    14,646,704 MWh / 2.05 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    26,099,677,886 kg / 3,649.54 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    89,811,258 MWh / 12.56 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$0.132/kWh$0.112/kWh$230.70/mo.$77.16/mo.
22nd12.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Arizona
36th$135.45Average residential monthly electricity bill for Arizona Residents

Arizona Electricity Fuel Mix

Arizona's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Arizona residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 12.83 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 11.24% lower than the United States average price of 14.46 cents. Arizona ranks as the 22nd 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. Arizona has accomplished a 2.07% increase in the use of renewable fuels for electricity generation in the past 12 months. The state has total emissions of 3,649.54 kilograms per person of CO2 gases, making it the 34th highest polluting state per capita. Electricity generation facilities in the state generate 26.66% more electricity than the state uses, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported. Salt River Project sells 30,655,612 megawatt hours in the state each year, which is more than any other provider.

Residential Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED13.70137.9514,407,4341,973,673,31620,344,090.22
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED11.75138.6114,186,5991,666,663,00027,860,113.48
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED13.60109.113,842,015522,518,1726,384,250.19
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED11.40105.041,003,708114,452,0777,221,889.19
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.30129.84534,25276,380,242
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED11.14105.95445,33549,599,000
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 AuthorityBUNDLED15.2277.51164,38625,017,000

Commercial Electricity Providers in Arizona

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Arizona Public ServiceBUNDLED11.30914.0313,364,5951,510,351,50720,344,090.22
Salt River ProjectBUNDLED9.24867.0912,162,2321,123,500,92027,860,113.48
Tucson Electric PowerBUNDLED13.43522.381,934,892259,912,2766,384,250.19
UNS Energy CorporationBUNDLED11.34553.08703,05379,693,3827,221,889.19
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.37496.18458,14547,526,000
Trico Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.371,009.74219,69027,168,949
Mohave ElectricBUNDLED10.39430.03218,25922,687,900
Navajo Tribal Utility AuthorityBUNDLED16.21805198,81832,237,000
Electrical District 3BUNDLED10.97935.42180,46319,801,000
Mesa PowerBUNDLED8.01440.45169,19113,551,900

Power Plants in Arizona

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Maricopa County Nuclear 31,814,925
Apache County Coal 7,752,127.067,963,861,048.431,027.31
Maricopa County Natural Gas 4,744,8291,794,823,318.82378.27
Gilbert Natural Gas 4,312,4931,791,119,518.58415.33
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 3,597,8411,391,147,083.62386.66
Apache County Coal 3,266,5713,566,434,640.431,091.812/2032
Mohave County Natural Gas 3,219,9171,232,512,752.66382.78
Gila River Power Block 2Salt River Project (100.00%)
Gila Bend Natural Gas 2,749,3421,065,397,788.84387.51
Gila Bend Natural Gas 2,739,8521,111,649,076.58405.73
Mesquite Generating Station Block 1Salt River Project (100.00%)
Maricopa County Natural Gas 2,674,4251,057,490,522.34395.41

Quick Facts

Arizona had a 7.75% drop in CO2 emissions per capita over the course of the previous 12 months.

Arizona is the 21st highest polluting state in the United States based on electricity related emissions, emitting 26,099,677,886.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

Arizona is the 14th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 12.56 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable fuels per year.

Residents in Arizona are faced with an average of 2.97 power outages per year, with outages lasting an average of 210.44 minutes.

Arizona generates approximately 1.97 megawatt hours of electricity using natural gas per person living in the state. This is the 27th highest amount by a state in the nation.

Almost 5.47% of Arizona's electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, making them 11th in the country for total hydroelectric generation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Apache County66,0212214.39$77.60/mo
Cochise County125,4474613.33$101.70/mo
Coconino County145,1017313.90$117.83/mo
Gila County53,2725213.19$117.90/mo
Graham County38,533411.89$102.94/mo
Greenlee County9,563312.32$85.81/mo
La Paz County16,5573213.11$133.00/mo
Maricopa County4,420,56894613.26$137.51/mo
Mohave County213,26751112.16$121.99/mo
Navajo County106,7174414.45$93.95/mo
Pima County1,043,43392613.55$116.75/mo
Pinal County425,264121512.96$132.77/mo
Santa Cruz County47,6695213.23$101.81/mo
Yavapai County236,2092413.70$137.95/mo
Yuma County203,8814612.96$121.31/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Arizona emits 3,649.54 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 26,099,677,886.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 21st highest amount in the country. Over 42.01% of electricity in the state of Arizona comes from production using Natural Gas. Nuclear (30.46%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Coal (13.48%). Arizona has 127 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 23rd highest number of plants within a single state and the 40th 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 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 Electricity in Arizona

How many power plants are located within Arizona?

There are 127 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 12.83 cents in Arizona in 2022.

Where does Arizona get its electricity?

Arizona's electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which accounts for 42.01% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Nuclear and Coal, which make up 30.46% and 13.48% of total production respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Arizona?

The Arizona average electricity bill is $135 so far in 2022.

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?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-19