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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.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Louisiana
Louisiana's Electricity Prices and Usage
Louisiana’s residential 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.
Residential Electricity Providers in Louisiana
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential 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||609,341.89||1,945,642,751.41|
|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||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||9,287,439.02||4,244,125,106.51||456.97|
Waterford 3Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
River BendEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|West Feliciana Parish||Nuclear||7,071,495||95,119,203.46||13.45|
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Montz CDP||Natural Gas||5,663,911||2,078,194,228.32||366.92|
|Rapides Parish||Petroleum Coke||5,281,344.01||5,244,767,105.38||993.07||Yes|
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
|Iberville Parish||Natural Gas||4,998,238.66||2,066,776,601.12||413.5|
Taft Cogeneration FacilityOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
|Killona CDP||Natural Gas||4,622,128||1,651,405,427||357.28|
|Acadia Parish||Natural Gas||4,511,410||1,963,341,135.98||435.19|
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Coughlin Power StationCLECO Power (100.00%)
|Evangeline Parish||Natural Gas||3,342,091||1,360,388,413.86||407.05|
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 residential 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||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|De Soto Parish||27,463||4||2||10.52||$133.64/mo|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||440,059||3||5||9.85||$126.25/mo|
|East Carroll Parish||6,861||3||9.10||$121.25/mo|
|East Feliciana Parish||19,135||3||9.85||$126.26/mo|
|Jefferson Davis Parish||31,368||5||10.28||$126.81/mo|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||21,730||4||1||10.22||$134.36/mo|
|Red River Parish||8,442||7||1||10.25||$129.12/mo|
|St. Bernard Parish||47,244||2||3||9.61||$118.82/mo|
|St. Charles Parish||53,100||3||5||9.60||$119.85/mo|
|St. Helena Parish||10,132||3||9.85||$126.26/mo|
|St. James Parish||21,096||3||3||9.67||$120.82/mo|
|St. John the Baptist Parish||42,837||3||9.58||$123.27/mo|
|St. Landry Parish||82,124||4||9.90||$128.82/mo|
|St. Martin Parish||53,431||6||9.61||$124.84/mo|
|St. Mary Parish||49,348||3||4||10.09||$128.76/mo|
|St. Tammany Parish||260,419||4||9.85||$126.74/mo|
|West Baton Rouge Parish||26,465||3||2||10.22||$134.35/mo|
|West Carroll Parish||10,830||3||9.10||$121.25/mo|
|West Feliciana Parish||15,568||4||1||9.87||$126.58/mo|
Louisiana is the 15th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 35,408,814,191.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. Additionally, the state ranks 8th highest in the US in emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 7,616.77 kilograms of emissions per resident. Approximately 69.24% of Louisiana’s electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Nuclear and Coal are also highly used fuel sources in the state, with 15,869,579 (16.24%) and 5,159,660.23 (5.28%) megawatt hours produced from each type, respectively. Louisiana has the 36th most power plants of any state in the US, with 72 power plants. This translates to the 44th most power plants per person in the nation.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Louisiana
What electricity companies are in Louisiana?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Southwestern Electric Power Company||233,379|
|4||Entergy New Orleans||207,680|
|6||Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||110,078|
|7||Lafayette Utilities System||68,495|
|8||Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||52,929|
|9||Beauregard Electric Cooperative||43,675|
|10||Claiborne Electric Coop||23,851|
Does Louisiana have a deregulated electricity market?
Louisiana has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that citizens in the state usually have only one or two electricity supplier choices when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Louisiana?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||City of Ruston Utilities||3.95||10,841|
|2||Welsh, Louisiana Electric Utility||6.05||1,811|
|3||City of Rayne Utilities||7.75||4,017|
|4||St Martinville, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.34||2,705|
|5||Northeast Louisiana Power||8.59||17,517|
|6||Winnfield, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.60||2,500|
|8||Vinton, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.93||1,713|
|9||Terrebonne Parish Electric Utility||8.97||13,869|
|10||Panola Harrison Electric||9.05||9,254|
What electricity company is the largest provider in Louisiana?
By total customer count, Entergy Louisiana is the largest electricity company in Louisiana.
Where does Louisiana get its electricity?
The main fuel used for electricity production in Louisiana is Natural Gas, making up 69.24% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Coal also make up 16.24% and 5.28% respectively.
How many electric companies offer service in Louisiana?
Louisiana has 36 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.
What is a good electricity rate in Louisiana?
A good electricity rate in Louisiana would be somewhere below the state average of 9.92 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the different rates in the state range from 3.95 cents per kilowatt hour up to 14.02 cents per kilowatt hour.
What is the average electric bill in Louisiana?
The average electricity bill in Louisiana in 2021 is $122 while the US average is $120.
How many power plants are located within Louisiana?
There are 72 power plants in Louisiana