Electricity Rates in Louisiana
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in Louisiana
- Population see rank4,657,757
- Total Production see rank104,438,202 MWh / 22.42 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank94,431,125 MWh / 20.27 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank3,314,531 MWh / 0.71 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank38,756,793,045 kg / 8,320.91 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank101,123,671 MWh / 21.71 MWh per capita
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:
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
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||12.74||154.38||3,003,646||382,761,532||3,296,391.67|
|Entergy New Orleans||BUNDLED||12.39||127.87||2,326,946||288,260,944||310,094|
|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||1,089,280.8|
|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|
Commercial Electricity Providers in Louisiana
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Entergy New Orleans||BUNDLED||10.39||1,240.2||2,748,164||285,600,104||310,094|
|Southwestern Electric Power Company||BUNDLED||11.33||855.63||2,291,422||259,521,905||3,296,391.67|
|Lafayette Utilities System||BUNDLED||8.06||610.97||1,087,649||87,643,000||1,089,280.8|
|Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||10.26||441.04||439,517||45,086,400|
|City of Alexandria Utilities||BUNDLED||9.04||700.46||359,695||32,504,000||135,466.01|
|Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||8.81||343.22||204,790||18,035,400|
|South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association||BUNDLED||10.00||376.14||189,500||18,953,000|
|Terrebonne Parish Electric Utility||BUNDLED||7.59||395.14||155,810||11,821,000||19,330|
Power Plants in Louisiana
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Nine Mile PointEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Bridge City CDP||Natural Gas||8,938,227.01||4,241,315,799.52||474.51|
River BendEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|West Feliciana Parish||Nuclear||8,365,724|
Waterford 3Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
Lake Charles PowerEntergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Calcasieu Parish||Natural Gas||6,233,658||2,264,394,980.26||363.25|
St. Charles Power Station (LA)Entergy Louisiana (100.00%)
|Montz CDP||Natural Gas||6,066,892||2,285,438,894.62||376.71|
|Acadia Parish||Natural Gas||5,603,264||2,420,182,536.1||431.92|
Taft Cogeneration FacilityOccidental Chemical Corporation (100.00%)
|Taft CDP||Natural Gas||5,436,247.01||1,915,837,526.12||352.42|
Plaquemine Cogeneration PlantDow Inc (100.00%)
|Iberville Parish||Natural Gas||4,945,178||2,042,286,403.92||412.99|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||Coal||4,340,036||4,481,015,332.6||1,032.48|
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|De Soto Parish||26,812||3||2||13.15||$161.50/mo|
|East Baton Rouge Parish||456,781||3||4||10.70||$134.38/mo|
|East Carroll Parish||7,459||3||9.98||$128.22/mo|
|East Feliciana Parish||19,539||3||10.70||$134.38/mo|
|Jefferson Davis Parish||32,250||6||11.12||$134.27/mo|
|Pointe Coupee Parish||20,758||5||2||11.16||$134.57/mo|
|Red River Parish||7,620||6||1||12.66||$154.53/mo|
|St. Bernard Parish||43,764||2||3||11.80||$143.12/mo|
|St. Charles Parish||52,549||2||5||11.80||$143.12/mo|
|St. Helena Parish||10,920||3||10.70||$134.38/mo|
|St. James Parish||20,192||2||2||11.80||$143.12/mo|
|St. John the Baptist Parish||42,477||3||11.45||$140.10/mo|
|St. Landry Parish||82,540||4||10.89||$139.43/mo|
|St. Martin Parish||51,767||5||11.00||$138.82/mo|
|St. Mary Parish||49,406||2||4||13.89||$174.20/mo|
|St. Tammany Parish||264,570||4||10.91||$137.52/mo|
|West Baton Rouge Parish||27,199||3||1||11.15||$134.32/mo|
|West Carroll Parish||9,751||3||9.99||$128.28/mo|
|West Feliciana Parish||15,310||3||1||10.70||$134.37/mo|
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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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?
|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||233,949|
|4||Entergy New Orleans||208,739|
|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|