Electricity Rates in Louisiana
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Louisiana
- Population see rank4,624,047
- Total Production see rank102,799,314 MWh / 22.23 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank95,707,305 MWh / 20.7 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank3,367,929 MWh / 0.73 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank37,652,630,844 kg / 8,142.79 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank99,431,385 MWh / 21.5 MWh per capita
Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Louisiana
Louisiana residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Louisiana Electricity Fuel Mix
Louisiana's Electricity Prices and Usage
The Louisiana residential electricity rate in 2023 currently averages 12.75 cents per kilowatt hour and the US average price is 15.34 cents. Louisiana ranks as the 15th best priced state in the nation by average electricity rate. Customers in the state don't have much choice in their electricity provider due to the fact that Louisiana has a regulated electricity market based on the resident's geographic location. The state is the 7th largest producer of electricity per capita, with an average of 22.23 megawatt hours produced per person each year. The state uses 95,707,305 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making the state the 14th highest consumer of megawatt hours in the US. The state has seen a 5.86% decrease in the use of coal for electric production over the past 12 months. Approximately 3.28% of the states' electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources, ranking them as the 41st highest state for total sustainable electricity production.
Residential Electricity Providers in Louisiana
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||13.34||160.56||2,990,109||398,953,787||3,669,543.67|
|Entergy New Orleans||BUNDLED||13.94||146.58||2,368,797||330,113,322||424,474|
|Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||9.53||133.51||1,743,855||166,259,600|
|Lafayette Utilities System||BUNDLED||9.59||116.75||848,819||81,412,000||963,095.24|
|Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.62||122.29||757,540||72,864,600|
|Beauregard Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.20||146.01||614,959||68,872,000|
|Claiborne Electric Coop||BUNDLED||9.81||115.42||305,567||29,973,300|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Louisiana
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Entergy New Orleans||BUNDLED||11.82||1,453.72||2,859,154||338,088,561||424,474|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||11.97||892.72||2,274,022||272,251,419||3,669,543.67|
|Lafayette Utilities System||BUNDLED||8.53||658.43||1,110,544||94,695,000||963,095.24|
|Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||10.60||459.83||448,051||47,482,500|
|City of Alexandria Utilities||BUNDLED||9.35||745.02||364,999||34,116,000||136,061.76|
|Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.19||367.3||209,850||19,283,200|
|South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association||BUNDLED||10.80||376.73||174,053||18,792,800|
Power Plants in Louisiana
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Nine Mile PointEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Bridge City CDP||Natural Gas||8,173,808||3,799,987,433.51||464.9|
River BendEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|West Feliciana Parish||Nuclear||8,117,681|
Waterford 3Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Calcasieu Parish||Natural Gas||5,771,932||2,101,589,072.1||364.1|
Taft Cogeneration FacilityOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
|Taft CDP||Natural Gas||5,691,122.02||2,006,932,791.22||352.64|
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Montz CDP||Natural Gas||5,308,703||2,021,551,988.54||380.8|
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
|Iberville Parish||Natural Gas||5,008,884||2,065,624,897.98||412.39|
Acadia Energy CenterEntergy Power (46.60%)CLECO Power (53.40%)
|Acadia Parish||Natural Gas||4,844,716||2,142,008,800.54||442.13|
|Ouachita Parish||Natural Gas||3,871,276||1,488,423,414.24||384.48|
The burning of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity generation has increased by 2.81% over the course of the past year in Louisiana power generation facilities.
With a 0.72% decrease in the previous 12 months, Louisiana's population is estimated to be 4,624,047.
Louisiana ranks 5th in the US for total natural gas generation, with 70,535,832.49 megawatt hours generated using the fuel.
In Louisiana, 99,431,385.02 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuel types. Louisiana ranks 11th worst in the United States for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.
The state of Louisiana is the 30th highest generator of electricity sourced from coal energy.
The state of Louisiana generates 1.00% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, approximately 1,029,660.01 megawatt hours a year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|De Soto Parish||26,803||3||2||13.88||$169.47/mo|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||455,447||3||5||12.08||$151.91/mo|
|East Carroll Parish||7,502||3||10.82||$141.88/mo|
|East Feliciana Parish||19,588||3||12.08||$151.91/mo|
|Jefferson Davis Parish||32,270||6||12.38||$147.59/mo|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||20,951||5||3||11.83||$137.43/mo|
|Red River Parish||7,787||6||1||13.42||$163.71/mo|
|St. Bernard Parish||43,821||2||3||12.77||$157.12/mo|
|St. Charles Parish||52,411||2||6||12.77||$157.12/mo|
|St. Helena Parish||10,881||3||12.08||$151.91/mo|
|St. James Parish||20,390||2||3||12.77||$157.12/mo|
|St. John the Baptist Parish||42,704||3||12.36||$152.58/mo|
|St. Landry Parish||82,999||4||11.57||$149.84/mo|
|St. Martin Parish||52,222||5||11.75||$150.14/mo|
|St. Mary Parish||49,818||2||4||14.87||$185.73/mo|
|St. Tammany Parish||262,799||4||11.66||$145.75/mo|
|West Baton Rouge Parish||27,064||3||2||11.81||$137.13/mo|
|West Carroll Parish||9,959||3||10.83||$141.94/mo|
|West Feliciana Parish||15,334||3||2||12.08||$151.91/mo|
The state of Louisiana's electricity use levels result in CO2 pollution totaling 37,652,630,843.53 kilograms, which is the 13th largest amount of any state in the United States. Averaging 8,142.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the state ranks 8th worst for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. Around 68.62% of electricity in Louisiana comes from generation using Natural Gas. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (15.51%) and Coal (7.61%), these three fuel types make up 91.73% of the electricity production in the state. Louisiana has 80 power plants within the state. This is the 36th highest number of power plants within a single state and the 44th highest number of power plants per citizen in a state.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Louisiana
What electricity company is the largest provider in Louisiana?
By total customer count, Entergy Louisiana is the largest electricity provider in Louisiana.
Does Louisiana have a deregulated electricity market?
No, the state has a regulated market, where residents' electricity supplier choices are usually determined by their location or state legislation.
Where does Louisiana get its electricity?
The main fuel used for electricity generation in Louisiana is Natural Gas, making up 68.62% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Nuclear makes up 15.51% and Coal makes up 7.61%.
What is a good electricity rate in Louisiana?
The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in Louisiana in 2023 is 12.75 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Louisiana?
The average electricity bill in the state of Louisiana in 2023 is $157 while the US average is $137.
How many electric companies offer service in Louisiana?
Louisiana has 34 electricity providers offering service in the area.
How many power plants are within Louisiana?
There are 80 active electricity plants in Louisiana.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Louisiana?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||City of Ruston Utilities||4.39||11,345|
|2||Welsh, Louisiana Electric Utility||6.16||1,750|
|3||St Martinville, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.60||2,709|
|4||Vinton, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.87||1,554|
|5||Winnfield, Louisiana Electric Utility||9.18||2,446|
|6||Northeast Louisiana Power||9.27||17,528|
|8||Terrebonne Parish Electric Utility||9.40||12,819|
|9||Erath, Louisiana Electric Utility||9.53||926|
|10||Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||9.53||112,406|
What power companies are in Louisiana?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Southwestern Electric Power Company||234,524|
|4||Entergy New Orleans||208,725|
|6||Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||112,406|
|7||Lafayette Utilities System||70,094|
|8||Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||54,027|
|9||Beauregard Electric Cooperative||43,528|
|10||Claiborne Electric Coop||24,215|