Electricity Rates in Louisiana

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Louisiana

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    104,438,202 MWh / 22.42 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    94,431,125 MWh / 20.27 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    3,314,531 MWh / 0.71 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    38,756,793,045 kg / 8,320.91 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    101,123,671 MWh / 21.71 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$0.138/kWh$0.079/kWh$237.46/mo.$85.97/mo.
12th11.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Louisiana
44th$145.24Average residential monthly electricity bill for Louisiana Residents

Louisiana Electricity Fuel Mix

Louisiana's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Louisiana residential electricity rate in 2022 currently averages 11.87 cents per kilowatt hour and the US average price is 14.46 cents. Louisiana ranks as the 12th 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 generates around 22.42 megawatt hours per capita per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes them the 7th highest producer per capita in the United States. The largest electricity provider in the state based on megawatt hours sold is Entergy Louisiana. Louisiana ranks as the 3rd highest state in the nation for electricity use per capita, with an annual average of 20.27 megawatt hours consumed per citizen living in the state. The state has seen a 35.85% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar energy in the last year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Louisiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED11.80143.1213,847,8231,633,897,79445,676,536.41
CLECO PowerBUNDLED13.93174.953,749,604522,389,00014,508,703.73
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED12.74154.383,003,646382,761,5323,296,391.67
Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED12.39127.872,326,946288,260,944310,094
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED9.22126.921,695,342156,247,700
DEMCO ElectricBUNDLED9.60125.631,660,336159,466,000
Lafayette Utilities SystemBUNDLED9.09109.37829,39075,353,0001,089,280.8
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

Commercial Electricity Providers in Louisiana

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED10.84727.8711,459,7901,242,053,78545,676,536.41
CLECO PowerBUNDLED12.85698.282,773,365356,321,00014,508,703.73
Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED10.391,240.22,748,164285,600,104310,094
Southwestern Electric Power CompanyBUNDLED11.33855.632,291,422259,521,9053,296,391.67
Lafayette Utilities SystemBUNDLED8.06610.971,087,64987,643,0001,089,280.8
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.26441.04439,51745,086,400
City of Alexandria UtilitiesBUNDLED9.04700.46359,69532,504,000135,466.01
Washington-St Tammany Electric CooperativeBUNDLED8.81343.22204,79018,035,400
South Louisiana Electric Cooperative AssociationBUNDLED10.00376.14189,50018,953,000
Terrebonne Parish Electric UtilityBUNDLED7.59395.14155,81011,821,00019,330

Power Plants in Louisiana

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Bridge City CDP Natural Gas 8,938,227.014,241,315,799.52474.51
West Feliciana Parish Nuclear 8,365,724
Taft CDP Nuclear 7,497,537
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Calcasieu Parish Natural Gas 6,233,6582,264,394,980.26363.25
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Montz CDP Natural Gas 6,066,8922,285,438,894.62376.71
Rapides Parish Coal 5,859,030.015,848,676,333.74998.23
Acadia Parish Natural Gas 5,603,2642,420,182,536.1431.92
Taft CDP Natural Gas 5,436,247.011,915,837,526.12352.42
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
Iberville Parish Natural Gas 4,945,1782,042,286,403.92412.99
Pointe Coupee Parish Coal 4,340,0364,481,015,332.61,032.48

Quick Facts

In the state of Louisiana, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has declined by 2.20% over the course of the previous 12 months.

Louisiana ranks 11th worst in the country for total generation of electricity from non-renewable fuel types, with 101,123,670.76 of the state's 104,438,201.7 megawatt hours coming from those sources.

Louisiana has a population of 4,657,757 citizens.

The state of Louisiana generates 985,128.74 megawatt hours from hydroelectric facilities, which gives them a rank of 32nd highest hydroelectric generation in the US.

Customers in Louisiana face an average of 2.24 outages lasting 220.39 minutes per year, compared to the US averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes an outage.

Louisiana has had a 0.19% increase in the state's total population in the last year.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Acadia Parish57,5765210.79$138.21/mo
Allen Parish22,750411.76$143.07/mo
Ascension Parish126,5003210.70$134.38/mo
Assumption Parish21,039311.69$142.09/mo
Avoyelles Parish39,693411.88$145.36/mo
Beauregard Parish36,549411.66$141.60/mo
Bienville Parish12,981511.23$133.84/mo
Bossier Parish128,746412.51$151.62/mo
Caddo Parish237,8482212.74$154.38/mo
Calcasieu Parish216,78571011.16$134.81/mo
Caldwell Parish9,645310.17$129.77/mo
Cameron Parish5,617311.04$133.14/mo
Catahoula Parish8,906610.75$113.18/mo
Claiborne Parish14,170310.35$121.73/mo
Concordia Parish18,6874110.56$105.71/mo
De Soto Parish26,8123213.15$161.50/mo
East Baton Rouge Parish456,7813410.70$134.38/mo
East Carroll Parish7,45939.98$128.22/mo
East Feliciana Parish19,539310.70$134.38/mo
Evangeline Parish32,3503111.44$149.41/mo
Franklin Parish19,774310.17$129.78/mo
Grant Parish22,169612.32$143.78/mo
Iberia Parish69,9293112.42$152.37/mo
Iberville Parish30,2414511.15$134.29/mo
Jackson Parish15,0313110.52$124.26/mo
Jefferson Davis Parish32,250611.12$134.27/mo
Jefferson Parish440,7812211.80$143.12/mo
LaSalle Parish14,791411.14$120.11/mo
Lafayette Parish241,7534210.37$132.62/mo
Lafourche Parish97,557311.69$142.02/mo
Lincoln Parish48,3964110.38$122.25/mo
Livingston Parish142,282310.67$134.13/mo
Madison Parish10,017310.12$129.37/mo
Morehouse Parish25,629310.01$128.44/mo
Natchitoches Parish37,515612.80$155.98/mo
Orleans Parish383,9974312.10$133.14/mo
Ouachita Parish160,3683210.53$124.35/mo
Plaquemines Parish23,5152211.80$143.12/mo
Pointe Coupee Parish20,7585211.16$134.57/mo
Rapides Parish130,0235212.26$148.29/mo
Red River Parish7,6206112.66$154.53/mo
Richland Parish20,043310.17$129.76/mo
Sabine Parish22,155513.10$160.60/mo
St. Bernard Parish43,7642311.80$143.12/mo
St. Charles Parish52,5492511.80$143.12/mo
St. Helena Parish10,920310.70$134.38/mo
St. James Parish20,1922211.80$143.12/mo
St. John the Baptist Parish42,477311.45$140.10/mo
St. Landry Parish82,540410.89$139.43/mo
St. Martin Parish51,767511.00$138.82/mo
St. Mary Parish49,4062413.89$174.20/mo
St. Tammany Parish264,570410.91$137.52/mo
Tangipahoa Parish133,157410.16$129.38/mo
Tensas Parish4,147410.31$126.74/mo
Terrebonne Parish109,580418.16$107.15/mo
Union Parish21,107310.17$119.08/mo
Vermilion Parish57,359710.47$134.67/mo
Vernon Parish48,750612.00$145.55/mo
Washington Parish45,4634210.57$132.87/mo
Webster Parish36,967611.30$134.44/mo
West Baton Rouge Parish27,1993111.15$134.32/mo
West Carroll Parish9,75139.99$128.28/mo
West Feliciana Parish15,3103110.70$134.37/mo
Winn Parish13,755512.30$149.08/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

The state of Louisiana's electricity use levels result in CO2 pollution totaling 38,756,793,045.18 kilograms, which is the 14th largest amount of any state in the United States. Averaging 8,320.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the state ranks 8th worst for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. Around 67.01% of electricity in Louisiana comes from generation using Natural Gas. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (15.19%) and Coal (8.99%), these three fuel types make up 91.19% of the electricity production in the state. Louisiana has 65 power plants within the state. This is the 38th 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 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 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 67.01% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Nuclear makes up 15.19% and Coal makes up 8.99%.

What is a good electricity rate in Louisiana?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in Louisiana in 2022 is 11.87 cents.

What is the average electric bill in Louisiana?

The average electricity bill in the state of Louisiana in 2022 is $145 while the US average is $130.

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 65 active electricity plants in Louisiana.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Louisiana?

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