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Electricity In Louisiana

  • Population4,648,794
  • 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
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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 September.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.079/kWh$165.87/mo.$85.97/mo.
2nd9.92¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Louisiana
33rd$122.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Louisiana Residents

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

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Entergy Louisiana9.61118.8214,094,3861,354,092,01443,836,600.3237,523,524,243.81
CLECO Power11.23141.123,745,722420,730,00012,704,446.993,986,507,272.32
Southwestern Electric Power Company11.05129.62,901,922320,776,7403,517,902.475,086,996,841.14
Entergy New Orleans10.70112.852,363,423252,985,851120,2894,433,489,701.1
Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation9.49132.371,699,798161,311,500No DataIcon representing missing value.959,064,622.68
DEMCO Electric10.10133.71,654,400167,134,000No DataIcon representing missing value.843,083,279.44
Lafayette Utilities System9.32113.61830,15377,393,100609,341.891,945,642,751.41
Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative9.56128.02780,61974,627,500No DataIcon representing missing value.397,681,923.77
Beauregard Electric Cooperative10.92142.87621,23167,841,000No DataIcon representing missing value.538,986,983.65
Claiborne Electric Coop9.95118.92306,37730,474,400No DataIcon representing missing value.251,468,529.54

Power Plants in Louisiana

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Bridge City CDP Natural Gas 9,287,439.024,244,125,106.51456.97No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Killona CDP Nuclear 8,798,084152,564,373.9917.34No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
West Feliciana Parish Nuclear 7,071,49595,119,203.4613.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Montz CDP Natural Gas 5,663,9112,078,194,228.32366.92No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rapides Parish Petroleum Coke 5,281,344.015,244,767,105.38993.07YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
Iberville Parish Natural Gas 4,998,238.662,066,776,601.12413.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Killona CDP Natural Gas 4,622,1281,651,405,427357.28No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Acadia Parish Natural Gas 4,511,4101,963,341,135.98435.19No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Westlake Natural Gas 4,466,3811,644,380,709.02368.17No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Coughlin Power StationCLECO Power (100.00%)
Evangeline Parish Natural Gas 3,342,0911,360,388,413.86407.05No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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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.

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With 131,725.5 megawatt hours produced from solar, Louisiana is the 36th ranked state for total solar electricity generation.

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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.

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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.

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Louisiana has seen a reduction of 2.64% in coal consumption for the production of electricity during the past year.

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Louisiana ranks 3rd in the US for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 19.18 megawatt hours per person per year.

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Acadia Parish62,045439.75$127.44/mo
Allen Parish25,6275No DataIcon representing missing value.10.43$132.69/mo
Ascension Parish126,604429.95$128.28/mo
Assumption Parish21,8913No DataIcon representing missing value.9.49$119.94/mo
Avoyelles Parish40,1444No DataIcon representing missing value.10.50$136.27/mo
Beauregard Parish37,4975110.41$132.45/mo
Bienville Parish13,2416No DataIcon representing missing value.9.76$123.64/mo
Bossier Parish127,0395No DataIcon representing missing value.10.04$126.92/mo
Caddo Parish240,204439.88$127.06/mo
Calcasieu Parish203,43661210.29$126.99/mo
Caldwell Parish9,9184No DataIcon representing missing value.9.11$121.48/mo
Cameron Parish6,9734No DataIcon representing missing value.10.28$126.76/mo
Catahoula Parish9,4946No DataIcon representing missing value.10.63$144.92/mo
Claiborne Parish15,6704No DataIcon representing missing value.9.76$119.46/mo
Concordia Parish19,2594111.33$125.45/mo
De Soto Parish27,4634210.52$133.64/mo
East Baton Rouge Parish440,059359.85$126.25/mo
East Carroll Parish6,8613No DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
East Feliciana Parish19,1353No DataIcon representing missing value.9.85$126.26/mo
Evangeline Parish33,3953110.36$136.78/mo
Franklin Parish20,0153No DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
Grant Parish22,3897No DataIcon representing missing value.10.21$124.90/mo
Iberia Parish69,8303No DataIcon representing missing value.10.08$125.34/mo
Iberville Parish32,5114510.50$133.52/mo
Jackson Parish15,7444No DataIcon representing missing value.9.77$119.36/mo
Jefferson Davis Parish31,3685No DataIcon representing missing value.10.28$126.81/mo
Jefferson Parish432,493329.59$121.49/mo
LaSalle Parish14,8925No DataIcon representing missing value.10.07$113.79/mo
Lafayette Parish244,390429.47$121.61/mo
Lafourche Parish97,6143No DataIcon representing missing value.9.49$119.94/mo
Lincoln Parish46,742519.63$117.03/mo
Livingston Parish140,7894No DataIcon representing missing value.9.86$126.48/mo
Madison Parish10,9513No DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
Morehouse Parish24,8743No DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
Natchitoches Parish38,1587No DataIcon representing missing value.9.78$119.59/mo
Orleans Parish390,1443310.14$120.35/mo
Ouachita Parish153,279359.78$118.87/mo
Plaquemines Parish23,197229.61$118.82/mo
Pointe Coupee Parish21,7304110.22$134.36/mo
Rapides Parish129,6488210.60$129.74/mo
Red River Parish8,4427110.25$129.12/mo
Richland Parish20,1223No DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
Sabine Parish23,8846No DataIcon representing missing value.10.23$129.03/mo
St. Bernard Parish47,244239.61$118.82/mo
St. Charles Parish53,100359.60$119.85/mo
St. Helena Parish10,1323No DataIcon representing missing value.9.85$126.26/mo
St. James Parish21,096339.67$120.82/mo
St. John the Baptist Parish42,8373No DataIcon representing missing value.9.58$123.27/mo
St. Landry Parish82,1244No DataIcon representing missing value.9.90$128.82/mo
St. Martin Parish53,4316No DataIcon representing missing value.9.61$124.84/mo
St. Mary Parish49,3483410.09$128.76/mo
St. Tammany Parish260,4194No DataIcon representing missing value.9.85$126.74/mo
Tangipahoa Parish134,7583No DataIcon representing missing value.9.58$123.49/mo
Tensas Parish4,3344No DataIcon representing missing value.9.31$118.62/mo
Terrebonne Parish110,461419.32$119.51/mo
Union Parish22,1083No DataIcon representing missing value.9.78$118.87/mo
Vermilion Parish59,5115No DataIcon representing missing value.10.08$114.93/mo
Vernon Parish47,4297No DataIcon representing missing value.10.34$131.61/mo
Washington Parish46,194429.64$123.98/mo
Webster Parish38,3407No DataIcon representing missing value.9.79$123.76/mo
West Baton Rouge Parish26,4653210.22$134.35/mo
West Carroll Parish10,8303No DataIcon representing missing value.9.10$121.25/mo
West Feliciana Parish15,568419.87$126.58/mo
Winn Parish13,9045No DataIcon representing missing value.9.74$125.89/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
69.24%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
16.24%
COAL
Coal
5.28%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
3.65%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
1.69%
OTHER
Other
3.90%

Louisiana Net Metering

Louisiana has 19 out of 36 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Louisiana has nonexistent laws for consumers interested in installing personal solar.

Energy Loss

The state has 29 electricity companies who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss amount for these suppliers is 3.02%. The United States average for energy loss is 2.72%, which earns a rank of 34th worst in the nation for Louisiana in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private residents to install solar panels by giving rebates and tax breaks to people who choose to make those installs. Louisiana, unfortunately, has no tax credits offered to residents who install solar panels. The state offers no rebates to residents who are installing solar. Louisiana citizens have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of solar, which is as good as it gets. Residents in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enacted at the state level affect whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electric providers who operate in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be generated from green fuels. Unfortunately, Louisiana has no standards in place at this time. Also, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Louisiana

What electricity companies are in Louisiana?

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1Entergy Louisiana1,101,652
2CLECO Power291,193
3Southwestern Electric Power Company233,379
4Entergy New Orleans207,680
5DEMCO Electric111,569
6Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation110,078
7Lafayette Utilities System68,495
8Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative52,929
9Beauregard Electric Cooperative43,675
10Claiborne Electric Coop23,851

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?

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1City of Ruston Utilities3.9510,841
2Welsh, Louisiana Electric Utility6.051,811
3City of Rayne Utilities7.754,017
4St Martinville, Louisiana Electric Utility8.342,705
5Northeast Louisiana Power8.5917,517
6Winnfield, Louisiana Electric Utility8.602,500
7Natchitoches Utilities8.638,580
8Vinton, Louisiana Electric Utility8.931,713
9Terrebonne Parish Electric Utility8.9713,869
10Panola Harrison Electric9.059,254

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

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-13