Electricity in Louisiana

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Louisiana

  • Population
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    4,657,757
  • Total Production
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    98,061,963 MWh / 21.05 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    92,000,106 MWh / 19.75 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    3,450,585 MWh / 0.74 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    36,640,315,857 kg / 7,866.52 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
    see rank
    94,611,378 MWh / 20.31 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 March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.079/kWh$183.05/mo.$85.97/mo.
11th11.31¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Louisiana
39th$133.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Louisiana Residents

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

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED11.25131.1313,341,6341,500,457,98643,286,039.37
CLECO PowerBUNDLED12.94157.463,642,285471,451,00013,894,965.86
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED12.11139.982,862,174346,550,6943,251,483.97
Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED11.55113.362,221,094256,540,389170,006
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED9.22126.921,695,342156,247,700
DEMCO ElectricBUNDLED9.60125.631,660,336159,466,000
Lafayette Utilities SystemBUNDLED9.09109.37829,39075,353,000691,661.98
Washington-St Tammany Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.13119.87772,05270,501,800
Beauregard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.79129.49564,31160,908,000
Claiborne Electric CoopBUNDLED9.24105.4292,57727,043,800

Power Plants in Louisiana

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Taft CDP Nuclear 9,806,799
Bridge City CDP Natural Gas 7,971,042.013,855,416,366.9483.68
West Feliciana Parish Nuclear 7,441,875
Rapides Parish Coal 6,039,660.036,048,036,869.81,001.39Yes
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Calcasieu Parish Natural Gas 5,535,1932,016,814,685.62364.36
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Montz CDP Natural Gas 5,011,2991,813,783,620.04361.94
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
Iberville Parish Natural Gas 4,996,2022,061,230,893.26412.56
Acadia Parish Natural Gas 4,244,3161,830,574,297.86431.3
Taft CDP Natural Gas 3,922,424.021,384,720,668.66353.03
R S NelsonEntergy Louisiana (18.02%)Conoco Inc & BP Amoco (20.01%)Entergy Texas (13.16%)CITGO Petroleum Corp (27.44%)SAM Rayburn G&T Electric Cooperative (4.42%)East Texas Electric Cooperative (4.02%)SASOL North American Inc (7.43%)EAM Nelson Holding LLC (4.82%)
Calcasieu Parish Petroleum Coke 2,862,058.013,483,225,143.71,217.04Yes

Quick Facts

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.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Acadia Parish57,5765210.45$131.29/mo
Allen Parish22,750411.36$135.05/mo
Ascension Parish126,500310.43$128.38/mo
Assumption Parish21,039311.16$130.56/mo
Avoyelles Parish39,693411.47$137.78/mo
Beauregard Parish36,549411.28$134.03/mo
Bienville Parish12,981510.84$125.18/mo
Bossier Parish128,746411.90$137.82/mo
Caddo Parish237,8482112.11$139.98/mo
Calcasieu Parish216,7857710.86$128.46/mo
Caldwell Parish9,64539.89$123.77/mo
Cameron Parish5,617310.77$127.40/mo
Catahoula Parish8,906610.57$109.24/mo
Claiborne Parish14,170310.11$116.54/mo
Concordia Parish18,687410.46$103.54/mo
De Soto Parish26,8123212.40$146.03/mo
East Baton Rouge Parish456,7813310.43$128.38/mo
East Carroll Parish7,45939.74$122.91/mo
East Feliciana Parish19,539310.43$128.38/mo
Evangeline Parish32,3503110.98$141.23/mo
Franklin Parish19,77439.89$123.77/mo
Grant Parish22,169611.77$132.55/mo
Iberia Parish69,929311.74$138.78/mo
Iberville Parish30,2414410.87$128.30/mo
Jackson Parish15,031310.24$118.27/mo
Jefferson Davis Parish32,250610.82$128.04/mo
Jefferson Parish440,7812111.25$131.13/mo
LaSalle Parish14,791410.86$114.42/mo
Lafayette Parish241,753410.12$127.19/mo
Lafourche Parish97,557311.16$130.52/mo
Lincoln Parish48,396410.11$116.40/mo
Livingston Parish142,282310.40$128.30/mo
Madison Parish10,01739.85$123.55/mo
Morehouse Parish25,62939.76$123.04/mo
Natchitoches Parish37,515612.11$141.48/mo
Orleans Parish383,9974111.38$119.88/mo
Ouachita Parish160,3683210.25$118.33/mo
Plaquemines Parish23,5152111.25$131.13/mo
Pointe Coupee Parish20,7585110.88$128.50/mo
Rapides Parish130,0235111.78$139.72/mo
Red River Parish7,6206111.98$140.69/mo
Richland Parish20,04339.89$123.76/mo
Sabine Parish22,155512.36$145.27/mo
St. Bernard Parish43,7642111.25$131.13/mo
St. Charles Parish52,5492511.25$131.13/mo
St. Helena Parish10,920310.43$128.38/mo
St. James Parish20,1922111.25$131.13/mo
St. John the Baptist Parish42,477310.97$129.67/mo
St. Landry Parish82,540410.53$132.17/mo
St. Martin Parish51,767510.62$130.71/mo
St. Mary Parish49,406212.91$156.97/mo
St. Tammany Parish264,570410.54$130.17/mo
Tangipahoa Parish133,15749.98$125.50/mo
Tensas Parish4,147410.05$121.02/mo
Terrebonne Parish109,58048.12$106.21/mo
Union Parish21,10739.97$114.73/mo
Vermilion Parish57,359710.20$128.87/mo
Vernon Parish48,750611.60$136.97/mo
Washington Parish45,4634210.28$126.51/mo
Webster Parish36,967610.90$125.61/mo
West Baton Rouge Parish27,1993110.87$128.31/mo
West Carroll Parish9,75139.74$122.95/mo
West Feliciana Parish15,3103110.43$128.38/mo
Winn Parish13,755511.71$135.82/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
64.83%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
17.59%
COAL
Coal
8.03%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
3.96%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
1.76%
OTHER
Other
3.84%

Louisiana Net Metering

Of the 34 electric companies in Louisiana, 19 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has bad net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Louisiana is 2.69%. This includes data from 16 companies, including Entergy Louisiana, CLECO Power, and Entergy New Orleans. For comparison, the national average electricity loss is 2.76%. Louisiana has a rank of 18th best in the United States for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Encouraging private citizens to install solar panels can be a challenge due to prohibitive initial costs. States can help the cause by passing legislation for tax breaks and rebates for those who purchase solar panels. Louisiana currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who install solar panels at their place of residence. The state offers no rebates to residents who are purchasing private solar. Louisiana citizens have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of solar panels, which is as good as it gets. There is currently no sales tax exemption for residents who purchase private solar.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a customer is able to seek out electricity options with renewable fuels is at least partially determined by state level legislation. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electricity providers who do business in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be produced from green energy. Unfortunately, the state of Louisiana has no standards in place at this time. Additionally, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Louisiana, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

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?

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-21