Orleans Parish, Louisiana Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Electricity Overview

Emitting 3,031,624,451.37 kilograms of CO2 gases, Orleans Parish has the 98th highest pollution level due to electricity use out of 3221 counties in the country.

Orleans Parish ranks 346th out of 3221 counties in the US in solar power generation, with 34,128 megawatt hours generated from solar power.

Orleans Parish is ranked 623rd out of 3221 for worst polluting county in the nation when considering pollution per capita. The county emits 7,894.92 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

Orleans Parish generates 34,128 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources. This ranks Orleans Parish 1140th highest producing county in the country out of 3221 counties for total sustainable electricity production.

Orleans Parish averages 0.09 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 6th highest in Louisiana.

Orleans Parish uses non-renewable fuel types to produce 0.44 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 22nd highest county in Louisiana for non-renewable generation per capita.


  • Total Consumption

    7,584,716 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    19.75 MWh


  • Total Production

    203,404 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    34,128 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    169,276 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.53 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    3,031,624,451 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,894.92 kg

New Orleans, LA Electricity Overview

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New Orleans has an average residential electricity rate of 11.38 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.68% more than the average state rate of 11.31 cents and 18.65% less than the nationwide average of 13.99 cents. They had a welcome 2178.24% increase in the usage of renewable fuels, such as solar or wind energy, instead of fossil fuel types, such as coal or natural gas. Roughly 16.78% of the city's total electricity production is from solar.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. New Orleans averages 7,894.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which is sufficient to rank them 9th highest in the state out of 488 cities for emissions efficiency. With total emissions of 3,031,624,451.37 kilograms, the city ranks highest in Louisiana for total pollution from electricity use. Power plants in the city mainly use Natural Gas, which accounts for 83.22% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the city. New Orleans is home to 3 power generation plants, which is the highest out of any city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Orleans

New Orleans residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.122/kWh$0.087/kWh$168.75/mo.$77.85/mo.
363rd11.38¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of New Orleans
65th$119.88Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Orleans Residents

Electric Companies With Service in New Orleans, Louisiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED11.25131.1313,341,6341,500,457,986
Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED11.55113.36205,8522,221,094256,540,389
Washington-St Tammany Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.13119.87772,05270,501,800

Zips with electric coverage in New Orleans, Louisiana include: 70122, 70119, 70118, 70115, 70126, 70131, 70117, 70127, 70114, 70128, 70124 and 8 other zip code(s).

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Electricity Production in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Power Plants in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
New Orleans LA Natural Gas 169,276103,912,863.18613.87
New Orleans Solar StationEntergy New Orleans (100.00%)
New Orleans LA Solar 32,723
New Orleans LA Solar 1,405

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. Orleans Parish averages 7,894.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 14th worst in the state out of 64 counties for emissions efficiency. With total emissions of 3,031,624,451.37 kilograms, the county ranks 2nd worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. The county has 3 power producing plants, which is 6th highest in the state. When it comes to electricity generation, Orleans Parish's top fuel type is Natural Gas, accounting for 169,276 megawatt hours, or 83.22% of production in the county.

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Orleans Parish supplying electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Residents of Louisiana have nonexistent net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of solar panels.

Energy Loss

Orleans Parish has 3 providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these 3 suppliers is 3.28%. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Orleans Parish is ranked as the 515th best county in the country for energy loss efficiency.


How many power plants are in Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

There are 3 power plants in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

What electricity companies offer service in Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Entergy New Orleans209,170
2Entergy Louisiana4,159
3Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative154

How many electric companies offer service in Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

There are 3 electricity companies operating in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

By total revenue, Entergy New Orleans is the largest electricity supplier in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-15