Electricity in Louisiana
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Louisiana
- Population see rank4,657,757
- Total Production see rank98,061,963 MWh / 21.05 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank92,000,106 MWh / 19.75 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank3,450,585 MWh / 0.74 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank36,640,315,857 kg / 7,866.52 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank94,611,378 MWh / 20.31 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Louisiana
Louisiana residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Louisiana
Louisiana's Electricity Prices and Usage
The Louisiana residential electricity rate in 2022 currently averages 11.31 cents per kilowatt hour and the US average price is 13.99 cents. Louisiana ranks as the 11th 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 21.05 megawatt hours produced per person each year. The state uses 92,000,106 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making the state the 14th highest consumer of megawatt hours in the US. Louisiana has recently made strides with a 2.02% increase over the past 12 months in the usage of renewable fuel types for electricity generation. The US average monthly residential power bill is $123.86, while the Louisiana average is $133.03 per month. Louisiana ranks 39th in the country for best average electricity bill amount.
Residential Electricity Providers in Louisiana
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||12.11||139.98||2,862,174||346,550,694||3,251,483.97|
|Entergy New Orleans||BUNDLED||11.55||113.36||2,221,094||256,540,389||170,006|
|Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||9.22||126.92||1,695,342||156,247,700|
|Lafayette Utilities System||BUNDLED||9.09||109.37||829,390||75,353,000||691,661.98|
|Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.13||119.87||772,052||70,501,800|
|Beauregard Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||10.79||129.49||564,311||60,908,000|
|Claiborne Electric Coop||BUNDLED||9.24||105.4||292,577||27,043,800|
Power Plants in Louisiana
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Waterford 3Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Nine Mile PointEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Bridge City CDP||Natural Gas||7,971,042.01||3,855,416,366.9||483.68|
River BendEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|West Feliciana Parish||Nuclear||7,441,875|
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Calcasieu Parish||Natural Gas||5,535,193||2,016,814,685.62||364.36|
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Montz CDP||Natural Gas||5,011,299||1,813,783,620.04||361.94|
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
|Iberville Parish||Natural Gas||4,996,202||2,061,230,893.26||412.56|
|Acadia Parish||Natural Gas||4,244,316||1,830,574,297.86||431.3|
Taft Cogeneration FacilityOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
|Taft CDP||Natural Gas||3,922,424.02||1,384,720,668.66||353.03|
|Calcasieu Parish||Petroleum Coke||2,862,058.01||3,483,225,143.7||1,217.04||Yes|
7,872,951.42 megawatt hours are generated from coal in the state of Louisiana. With 4,657,757 residents, this is 1.69 megawatt hours per person.
Louisiana ranks 11th worst in the country for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuel sources, with 94,611,378.4 of the state's 98,061,963.15 megawatt hours coming from those sources.
Solar power usage in Louisiana has increased by 306.77% year over year, with 160,103.23 megawatt hours being produced from solar throughout the previous 12 months compared to 39,360 the 12 months before.
Louisiana ranks 5th in the US for total natural gas generation, with 63,573,926.24 megawatt hours generated using the fuel.
Nuclear plants in Louisiana combine to create 17.59% of the electricity produced in the state, which is 17,248,674 megawatt hours per year.
Louisiana is 40th in the country for renewable electricity generation per capita, at 0.74 megawatt hours per person each year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|De Soto Parish||26,812||3||2||12.40||$146.03/mo|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||456,781||3||3||10.43||$128.38/mo|
|East Carroll Parish||7,459||3||9.74||$122.91/mo|
|East Feliciana Parish||19,539||3||10.43||$128.38/mo|
|Jefferson Davis Parish||32,250||6||10.82||$128.04/mo|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||20,758||5||1||10.88||$128.50/mo|
|Red River Parish||7,620||6||1||11.98||$140.69/mo|
|St. Bernard Parish||43,764||2||1||11.25||$131.13/mo|
|St. Charles Parish||52,549||2||5||11.25||$131.13/mo|
|St. Helena Parish||10,920||3||10.43||$128.38/mo|
|St. James Parish||20,192||2||1||11.25||$131.13/mo|
|St. John the Baptist Parish||42,477||3||10.97||$129.67/mo|
|St. Landry Parish||82,540||4||10.53||$132.17/mo|
|St. Martin Parish||51,767||5||10.62||$130.71/mo|
|St. Mary Parish||49,406||2||12.91||$156.97/mo|
|St. Tammany Parish||264,570||4||10.54||$130.17/mo|
|West Baton Rouge Parish||27,199||3||1||10.87||$128.31/mo|
|West Carroll Parish||9,751||3||9.74||$122.95/mo|
|West Feliciana Parish||15,310||3||1||10.43||$128.38/mo|
The state of Louisiana's electricity use levels result in CO2 pollution totaling 36,640,315,857.06 kilograms, which is the 15th largest amount of any state in the United States. Averaging 7,866.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the state ranks 8th worst for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. Around 64.83% of electricity in Louisiana comes from generation using Natural Gas. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (17.59%) and Coal (8.03%), these three fuel types make up 90.45% of the electricity production in the state. Louisiana has 38 power plants within the state. This is the 25th highest number of power plants within a single state and the 28th highest number of power plants per citizen in a state.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy 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 64.83% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Nuclear makes up 17.59% and Coal makes up 8.03%.
What is a good electricity rate in Louisiana?
The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in Louisiana in 2022 is 11.31 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Louisiana?
The average electricity bill in the state of Louisiana in 2022 is $133 while the US average is $124.
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 38 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||4.71||10,959|
|2||Welsh, Louisiana Electric Utility||6.10||1,801|
|3||Terrebonne Parish Electric Utility||7.78||13,935|
|4||St Martinville, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.07||2,699|
|6||Northeast Louisiana Power||8.54||17,345|
|7||Winnfield, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.58||2,606|
|8||Gueydan, Louisiana Electric Utility||8.92||822|
|9||South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association||9.04||21,727|
|10||Lafayette Utilities System||9.09||69,366|
What power companies are in Louisiana?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|3||Southwestern Electric Power Company||233,539|
|4||Entergy New Orleans||209,693|
|6||Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||111,131|
|7||Lafayette Utilities System||69,366|
|8||Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||53,392|
|9||Beauregard Electric Cooperative||43,461|
|10||City of Alexandria Utilities||23,931|