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Electricity In Louisiana

  • Population4,648,794
  • 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
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Louisiana

Louisiana residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.079/kWh$165.87/mo.$85.97/mo.
2nd9.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Louisiana
33rd$122.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Louisiana Residents

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

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Entergy Louisiana9.61118.8214,094,3861,354,092,01444,950,932.6537,350,048,126.04
CLECO Power11.23141.123,745,722420,730,00011,230,555.624,372,369,138.7
Southwestern Electric Power Company11.05129.62,901,922320,776,7403,517,902.475,086,996,841.14
Entergy New Orleans10.70112.852,363,423252,985,851120,2894,433,489,701.1
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation9.49132.371,699,798161,311,500No DataIcon representing missing value.959,064,622.68
DEMCO Electric10.10133.71,654,400167,134,000No DataIcon representing missing value.843,083,279.44
Lafayette Utilities System9.32113.61830,15377,393,100No DataIcon representing missing value.796,068,839.74
Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative9.56128.02780,61974,627,500No DataIcon representing missing value.397,681,923.77
Beauregard Electric Cooperative10.92142.87621,23167,841,000No DataIcon representing missing value.538,986,983.65
Claiborne Electric Coop9.95118.92306,37730,474,400No DataIcon representing missing value.251,468,529.54

Power Plants in Louisiana

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Nine Mile PointEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Natural Gas 9,287,439.024,244,125,106.51456.97No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Waterford 3Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Nuclear 8,798,084152,564,373.9917.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
River BendEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Nuclear 7,071,49595,119,203.4613.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,663,9112,078,194,228.32366.92No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Brame Energy CenterCLECO Power (84.80%)Lafayette Utilities System (10.86%)Louisiana Energy & Power Authority (4.34%)
Petroleum Coke 5,281,344.015,244,767,105.38993.07YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Chemical Co (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,998,238.662,066,776,601.12413.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Taft Cogeneration FacilityOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,622,1281,651,405,427357.28No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Acadia Energy CenterCLECO Power (53.18%)
Natural Gas 4,511,4101,963,341,135.98435.19No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,466,3811,644,380,709.02368.17No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Coughlin Power StationCLECO Power (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,342,0911,360,388,413.86407.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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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.

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With 131,725.5 megawatt hours produced from solar, Louisiana is the 36th ranked state for total solar electricity generation.

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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.

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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.

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Louisiana has seen a reduction of 2.64% in coal consumption for the production of electricity during the past year.

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Louisiana ranks 3rd in the US for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 19.18 megawatt hours per person per year.

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Acadia Parish62,04511 providers310.09$121.71/mo
Allen Parish25,62711 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.54$133.05/mo
Ascension Parish126,6047 providers310.21$131.06/mo
Assumption Parish21,8919 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.81$124.58/mo
Avoyelles Parish40,14415 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.63$132.67/mo
Beauregard Parish37,49714 providers110.52$133.34/mo
Bienville Parish13,2419 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.15$123.71/mo
Bossier Parish127,0399 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.85$124.83/mo
Caddo Parish240,20414 providers39.86$126.31/mo
Calcasieu Parish203,43612 providers710.39$129.34/mo
Caldwell Parish9,9187 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.04$135.94/mo
Cameron Parish6,97310 providers110.26$123.53/mo
Catahoula Parish9,49411 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$139.52/mo
Claiborne Parish15,6708 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.15$122.95/mo
Concordia Parish19,25912 providers111.29$142.46/mo
De Soto Parish27,46311 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.26$130.26/mo
East Baton Rouge Parish440,0596 providers310.04$129.77/mo
East Carroll Parish6,8617 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.73$125.84/mo
East Feliciana Parish19,1357 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.07$131.52/mo
Evangeline Parish33,3959 providers110.41$132.53/mo
Franklin Parish20,0155 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.86$142.52/mo
Grant Parish22,38912 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.45$127.45/mo
Iberia Parish69,83012 providers110.01$121.73/mo
Iberville Parish32,5118 providers310.24$131.63/mo
Jackson Parish15,7446 providers18.70$108.42/mo
Jefferson Davis Parish31,36811 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.34$125.68/mo
Jefferson Parish432,4935 providers29.88$118.88/mo
LaSalle Parish14,89211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.58$132.67/mo
Lafayette Parish244,39011 providers29.83$120.27/mo
Lafourche Parish97,6144 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.35$119.60/mo
Lincoln Parish46,7425 providers18.57$105.45/mo
Livingston Parish140,7895 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.82$126.49/mo
Madison Parish10,9516 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
Morehouse Parish24,8746 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.77$123.97/mo
Natchitoches Parish38,15810 providers110.01$122.71/mo
Orleans Parish390,1444 providers410.17$117.46/mo
Ouachita Parish153,2796 providers59.55$121.02/mo
Plaquemines Parish23,1973 providers210.08$116.27/mo
Pointe Coupee Parish21,73012 providers310.21$133.38/mo
Rapides Parish129,64815 providers210.54$129.62/mo
Red River Parish8,44212 providers110.13$127.03/mo
Richland Parish20,1226 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.56$125.74/mo
Sabine Parish23,88412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.20$127.15/mo
St. Bernard Parish47,2443 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.12$116.00/mo
St. Charles Parish53,1005 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.51$121.31/mo
St. Helena Parish10,1328 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.80$126.61/mo
St. James Parish21,0967 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.71$125.15/mo
St. John the Baptist Parish42,8376 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.52$122.44/mo
St. Landry Parish82,12412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.09$129.29/mo
St. Martin Parish53,43112 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.02$128.09/mo
St. Mary Parish49,3487 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.34$129.51/mo
St. Tammany Parish260,4198 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.13$129.31/mo
Tangipahoa Parish134,7589 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.94$128.22/mo
Tensas Parish4,3348 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.05$125.38/mo
Terrebonne Parish110,4615 providers19.32$119.59/mo
Union Parish22,1085 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.64$119.42/mo
Vermilion Parish59,51113 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.06$117.44/mo
Vernon Parish47,42914 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.40$130.38/mo
Washington Parish46,19411 providers110.09$128.86/mo
Webster Parish38,3408 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.23$124.13/mo
West Baton Rouge Parish26,4657 providers210.31$132.46/mo
West Carroll Parish10,8305 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.70$125.63/mo
West Feliciana Parish15,5688 providers210.17$126.16/mo
Winn Parish13,90412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.9.96$122.40/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
69.24%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
16.24%
COAL
Coal
5.28%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
3.65%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
1.69%
OTHER
Other
3.90%

Net Metering

Louisiana has 21 out of 38 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Louisiana has nonexistent laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

The state has 29 electricity companies who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 3.02%. The United States average for energy loss is 2.72%, which earns a rank of 34th worst in the nation for Louisiana in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private residents to install solar panels by giving rebates and tax breaks to people who choose to make those installs. Louisiana, unfortunately, has no tax credits offered to residents who install solar panels. The state offers no rebates to residents who are installing solar. Louisiana citizens have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of solar, which is as good as it gets. Residents in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enacted at the state level affect whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electric providers who operate in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be generated from green fuels. Unfortunately, Louisiana has no standards in place at this time. Also, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

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.