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Electricity In Louisiana
- Total Consumption89,150,839 MWh / 19.18 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions35,408,814,192 kg
- Total Production97,734,876 MWh / 21.02 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Louisiana
Louisiana residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.
Energy Profile of Louisiana
Louisiana's Electricity Prices and Usage
Louisiana’s electricity rate in 2021 currently averages 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour while the United States average rate is 13.33 cents. Louisiana ranks 2nd in the nation for average electricity rate. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning customers may only have a few supplier choices to choose from when obtaining electricity. Selling 54,005,641 megawatt hours a year, Entergy Louisiana is the largest electricity supplier in the state. The state is the 25th largest state in the United States, with a population of 4,648,794. The usage of renewable fuel types for electricity production has gone down by 6.61% in the state of Louisiana during the course of the previous 12 months. The state has seen a 568.22% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy during the past year.
Electricity Providers in Louisiana
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||11.05||129.6||2,901,922||320,776,740||3,517,902.47||5,086,996,841.14|
|Entergy New Orleans||10.70||112.85||2,363,423||252,985,851||120,289||4,433,489,701.1|
|Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||9.49||132.37||1,699,798||161,311,500||959,064,622.68|
|Lafayette Utilities System||9.32||113.61||830,153||77,393,100||796,068,839.74|
|Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||9.56||128.02||780,619||74,627,500||397,681,923.77|
|Beauregard Electric Cooperative||10.92||142.87||621,231||67,841,000||538,986,983.65|
|Claiborne Electric Coop||9.95||118.92||306,377||30,474,400||251,468,529.54|
Power Plants in Louisiana
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Nine Mile PointEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Waterford 3Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
River BendEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Brame Energy CenterCLECO Power (84.80%)Lafayette Utilities System (10.86%)Louisiana Energy & Power Authority (4.34%)
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Chemical Co (100.00%)
Taft Cogeneration FacilityOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
Acadia Energy CenterCLECO Power (53.18%)
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Coughlin Power StationCLECO Power (100.00%)
Louisiana produces 20.3 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 6th highest state in the US for non-renewable production per capita.
With 131,725.5 megawatt hours produced from solar, Louisiana is the 36th ranked state for total solar electricity generation.
With a national average electricity bill of $120.11, Louisiana consumers pay about 1.86% more than the rest of the country per month for electricity.
Louisiana ranks 12th worst in the country for total generation of electricity from non-renewable energy sources, with 94,386,292.44 of the state’s 97,734,876.42 megawatt hours coming from those sources.
Louisiana has seen a reduction of 2.64% in coal consumption for the production of electricity during the past year.
Louisiana ranks 3rd in the US for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 19.18 megawatt hours per person per year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Acadia Parish||62,045||11 providers||3||10.09||$121.71/mo|
|Allen Parish||25,627||11 providers||10.54||$133.05/mo|
|Ascension Parish||126,604||7 providers||3||10.21||$131.06/mo|
|Assumption Parish||21,891||9 providers||9.81||$124.58/mo|
|Avoyelles Parish||40,144||15 providers||10.63||$132.67/mo|
|Beauregard Parish||37,497||14 providers||1||10.52||$133.34/mo|
|Bienville Parish||13,241||9 providers||10.15||$123.71/mo|
|Bossier Parish||127,039||9 providers||9.85||$124.83/mo|
|Caddo Parish||240,204||14 providers||3||9.86||$126.31/mo|
|Calcasieu Parish||203,436||12 providers||7||10.39||$129.34/mo|
|Caldwell Parish||9,918||7 providers||10.04||$135.94/mo|
|Cameron Parish||6,973||10 providers||1||10.26||$123.53/mo|
|Catahoula Parish||9,494||11 providers||10.57||$139.52/mo|
|Claiborne Parish||15,670||8 providers||10.15||$122.95/mo|
|Concordia Parish||19,259||12 providers||1||11.29||$142.46/mo|
|De Soto Parish||27,463||11 providers||10.26||$130.26/mo|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||440,059||6 providers||3||10.04||$129.77/mo|
|East Carroll Parish||6,861||7 providers||9.73||$125.84/mo|
|East Feliciana Parish||19,135||7 providers||10.07||$131.52/mo|
|Evangeline Parish||33,395||9 providers||1||10.41||$132.53/mo|
|Franklin Parish||20,015||5 providers||9.86||$142.52/mo|
|Grant Parish||22,389||12 providers||10.45||$127.45/mo|
|Iberia Parish||69,830||12 providers||1||10.01||$121.73/mo|
|Iberville Parish||32,511||8 providers||3||10.24||$131.63/mo|
|Jackson Parish||15,744||6 providers||1||8.70||$108.42/mo|
|Jefferson Davis Parish||31,368||11 providers||10.34||$125.68/mo|
|Jefferson Parish||432,493||5 providers||2||9.88||$118.88/mo|
|LaSalle Parish||14,892||11 providers||10.58||$132.67/mo|
|Lafayette Parish||244,390||11 providers||2||9.83||$120.27/mo|
|Lafourche Parish||97,614||4 providers||9.35||$119.60/mo|
|Lincoln Parish||46,742||5 providers||1||8.57||$105.45/mo|
|Livingston Parish||140,789||5 providers||9.82||$126.49/mo|
|Madison Parish||10,951||6 providers||9.10||$121.25/mo|
|Morehouse Parish||24,874||6 providers||9.77||$123.97/mo|
|Natchitoches Parish||38,158||10 providers||1||10.01||$122.71/mo|
|Orleans Parish||390,144||4 providers||4||10.17||$117.46/mo|
|Ouachita Parish||153,279||6 providers||5||9.55||$121.02/mo|
|Plaquemines Parish||23,197||3 providers||2||10.08||$116.27/mo|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||21,730||12 providers||3||10.21||$133.38/mo|
|Rapides Parish||129,648||15 providers||2||10.54||$129.62/mo|
|Red River Parish||8,442||12 providers||1||10.13||$127.03/mo|
|Richland Parish||20,122||6 providers||9.56||$125.74/mo|
|Sabine Parish||23,884||12 providers||10.20||$127.15/mo|
|St. Bernard Parish||47,244||3 providers||10.12||$116.00/mo|
|St. Charles Parish||53,100||5 providers||9.51||$121.31/mo|
|St. Helena Parish||10,132||8 providers||9.80||$126.61/mo|
|St. James Parish||21,096||7 providers||9.71||$125.15/mo|
|St. John the Baptist Parish||42,837||6 providers||9.52||$122.44/mo|
|St. Landry Parish||82,124||12 providers||10.09||$129.29/mo|
|St. Martin Parish||53,431||12 providers||10.02||$128.09/mo|
|St. Mary Parish||49,348||7 providers||10.34||$129.51/mo|
|St. Tammany Parish||260,419||8 providers||10.13||$129.31/mo|
|Tangipahoa Parish||134,758||9 providers||9.94||$128.22/mo|
|Tensas Parish||4,334||8 providers||10.05||$125.38/mo|
|Terrebonne Parish||110,461||5 providers||1||9.32||$119.59/mo|
|Union Parish||22,108||5 providers||9.64||$119.42/mo|
|Vermilion Parish||59,511||13 providers||10.06||$117.44/mo|
|Vernon Parish||47,429||14 providers||10.40||$130.38/mo|
|Washington Parish||46,194||11 providers||1||10.09||$128.86/mo|
|Webster Parish||38,340||8 providers||10.23||$124.13/mo|
|West Baton Rouge Parish||26,465||7 providers||2||10.31||$132.46/mo|
|West Carroll Parish||10,830||5 providers||9.70||$125.63/mo|
|West Feliciana Parish||15,568||8 providers||2||10.17||$126.16/mo|
|Winn Parish||13,904||12 providers||9.96||$122.40/mo|
Coming in at 15th worst in the country, Louisiana releases 35,408,814,191.92 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity generation per year. The state also ranks 8th worst in emissions per resident, averaging 7,616.77 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases emissions per person in the state. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Louisiana, with 69.24% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. When taken together with Nuclear (16.24%) and Coal (5.28%), the three fuel types make up 90.75% of the generation in the state. There are 79 power producing plants in Louisiana, which is the 36th most plants in a state in the US and equates to the 42nd highest amount of plants per capita.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Louisiana
Where does Louisiana get its electricity?
The main fuel sources used for electricity generation in Louisiana are Natural Gas, Nuclear and Coal, accounting for 69.24%, 16.24% and 5.28% respectively.
How much does electricity cost in Louisiana?
The average electricity cost paid by consumers in Louisiana in 2021 is 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour.