Electricity Rates in Louisiana

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Louisiana

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    102,799,314 MWh / 22.23 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    95,707,305 MWh / 20.7 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    3,367,929 MWh / 0.73 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    37,652,630,844 kg / 8,142.79 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    99,431,385 MWh / 21.5 MWh per capita
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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:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.141/kWh$0.079/kWh$237.53/mo.$85.97/mo.
15th12.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Louisiana
47th$157.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Louisiana Residents

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

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED12.77157.1214,012,6521,790,105,50544,422,170.17
CLECO PowerBUNDLED14.91186.283,763,266561,059,00013,719,761.62
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED13.34160.562,990,109398,953,7873,669,543.67
Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED13.94146.582,368,797330,113,322424,474
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED9.53133.511,743,855166,259,600
DEMCO ElectricBUNDLED11.38146.71,639,684186,634,400
Lafayette Utilities SystemBUNDLED9.59116.75848,81981,412,000963,095.24
Washington-St Tammany Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.62122.29757,54072,864,600
Beauregard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.20146.01614,95968,872,000
Claiborne Electric CoopBUNDLED9.81115.42305,56729,973,300

Commercial Electricity Providers in Louisiana

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED11.76813.2811,721,2931,377,975,91144,422,170.17
Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED11.821,453.722,859,154338,088,561424,474
CLECO PowerBUNDLED14.03794.452,808,976393,980,00013,719,761.62
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED11.97892.722,274,022272,251,4193,669,543.67
Lafayette Utilities SystemBUNDLED8.53658.431,110,54494,695,000963,095.24
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.60459.83448,05147,482,500
City of Alexandria UtilitiesBUNDLED9.35745.02364,99934,116,000136,061.76
Washington-St Tammany Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.19367.3209,85019,283,200
DEMCO ElectricBUNDLED10.89223.12182,63119,879,900
South Louisiana Electric Cooperative AssociationBUNDLED10.80376.73174,05318,792,800

Power Plants in Louisiana

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Bridge City CDP Natural Gas 8,173,8083,799,987,433.51464.9
West Feliciana Parish Nuclear 8,117,681
Taft CDP Nuclear 7,828,949
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Calcasieu Parish Natural Gas 5,771,9322,101,589,072.1364.1
Taft CDP Natural Gas 5,691,122.022,006,932,791.22352.64
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Montz CDP Natural Gas 5,308,7032,021,551,988.54380.8
Rapides Parish Coal 5,180,270.015,210,311,222.761,005.8
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
Iberville Parish Natural Gas 5,008,8842,065,624,897.98412.39
Acadia Parish Natural Gas 4,844,7162,142,008,800.54442.13
Ouachita Parish Natural Gas 3,871,2761,488,423,414.24384.48

Quick Facts

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.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Acadia Parish58,2005211.46$148.58/mo
Allen Parish23,085412.50$157.64/mo
Ascension Parish125,2893312.08$151.91/mo
Assumption Parish21,366312.66$155.70/mo
Avoyelles Parish39,880412.52$146.34/mo
Beauregard Parish36,4174112.39$156.32/mo
Bienville Parish13,130511.94$143.92/mo
Bossier Parish128,508413.20$159.72/mo
Caddo Parish239,7752313.34$160.56/mo
Calcasieu Parish212,64671112.41$148.18/mo
Caldwell Parish9,707311.02$143.46/mo
Cameron Parish5,650312.34$146.47/mo
Catahoula Parish9,117611.27$121.22/mo
Claiborne Parish14,456311.09$133.47/mo
Concordia Parish18,9894110.96$112.25/mo
De Soto Parish26,8033213.88$169.47/mo
East Baton Rouge Parish455,4473512.08$151.91/mo
East Carroll Parish7,502310.82$141.88/mo
East Feliciana Parish19,588312.08$151.91/mo
Evangeline Parish32,5383112.07$158.36/mo
Franklin Parish19,964311.02$143.47/mo
Grant Parish22,236612.96$151.66/mo
Iberia Parish70,5183113.40$165.59/mo
Iberville Parish30,6514511.81$137.11/mo
Jackson Parish15,2143111.29$136.27/mo
Jefferson Davis Parish32,270612.38$147.59/mo
Jefferson Parish439,4022212.77$157.12/mo
LaSalle Parish14,770411.71$128.65/mo
Lafayette Parish241,1734211.01$142.64/mo
Lafourche Parish97,677312.65$155.61/mo
Lincoln Parish48,4154111.12$133.92/mo
Livingston Parish141,057312.06$151.76/mo
Madison Parish10,297310.97$143.05/mo
Morehouse Parish25,852310.85$142.10/mo
Natchitoches Parish37,896613.52$164.19/mo
Orleans Parish383,9744513.42$149.77/mo
Ouachita Parish160,2273411.30$136.37/mo
Plaquemines Parish23,5362212.77$157.12/mo
Pointe Coupee Parish20,9515311.83$137.43/mo
Rapides Parish130,4595212.93$161.00/mo
Red River Parish7,7876113.42$163.71/mo
Richland Parish20,110311.02$143.46/mo
Sabine Parish22,377513.82$168.47/mo
St. Bernard Parish43,8212312.77$157.12/mo
St. Charles Parish52,4112612.77$157.12/mo
St. Helena Parish10,881312.08$151.91/mo
St. James Parish20,3902312.77$157.12/mo
St. John the Baptist Parish42,704312.36$152.58/mo
St. Landry Parish82,999411.57$149.84/mo
St. Martin Parish52,222511.75$150.14/mo
St. Mary Parish49,8182414.87$185.73/mo
St. Tammany Parish262,799411.66$145.75/mo
Tangipahoa Parish132,492411.25$141.95/mo
Tensas Parish4,269411.10$139.35/mo
Terrebonne Parish110,100419.68$130.80/mo
Union Parish21,272310.88$130.54/mo
Vermilion Parish57,775711.10$144.81/mo
Vernon Parish49,064612.58$156.99/mo
Washington Parish45,7944311.31$141.17/mo
Webster Parish37,356612.02$144.60/mo
West Baton Rouge Parish27,0643211.81$137.13/mo
West Carroll Parish9,959310.83$141.94/mo
West Feliciana Parish15,3343212.08$151.91/mo
Winn Parish13,875513.07$158.86/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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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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 3.03%. This includes data from 16 companies, including Entergy Louisiana, CLECO Power, and Entergy New Orleans. For comparison, the national average electricity loss is 2.45%. Louisiana has a rank of 21st 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 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?

Ginalyn Gelera
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-10-24