Orleans Parish, Louisiana Electric Profile

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Orleans Parish has the 1274th highest electricity production in the country out of 3220 counties, producing 129,063 megawatt hours.

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Orleans Parish had a 162.02% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.

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On average, Orleans Parish citizens are responsible for 7,641.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, while the nationwide average emissions per person is 4,494.55.

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Orleans Parish’s average residential price per kilowatt hour is 24.78% below the nationwide average rate, at 10.12 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents.

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When calculating by customer count, Entergy New Orleans is the largest provider in Orleans Parish.

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Orleans Parish had a 3.44% increase in CO2 emissions per capita in the last year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,532,153 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    19.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    129,063 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,946 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    125,117 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.33 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,981,226,515 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,641.35 kg

New Orleans, LA Electric Overview

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Citizens living in New Orleans are paying an average residential electricity price of 10.12 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.33% less than the average Louisiana rate of 10.26 cents, a welcome state of affairs for consumers living in the city. Roughly 3.06% of the city's total electricity generation comes from solar energy sources, with a total of 3,946 megawatt hours produced using the power of the Sun. There has been a 554.24% increase in usage of non-renewable fuel types in New Orleans.

Emitting 2,986,447,082.85 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, New Orleans is the highest out of 474 cities in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. The city averages 7,641 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. The city has 5 electricity generation plants within its borders. This is the most plants in a single city and the 28th highest number of plants per resident, out of 474 cities, in the state. New Orleans has around 96.94% of its electricity generated by Natural Gas.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.090/kWh$168.89/mo.$75.11/mo.
307th10.12¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of New Orleans
68th$117.63Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Orleans Residents

Electric Companies With Service in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Entergy New OrleansBUNDLED11.08115.44129,0632,345,135259,884,189
Washington-St Tammany Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.13119.87No DataIcon representing missing value.772,05270,501,800

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

Energy Production in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Power Plants in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

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New Orleans LA Natural Gas 125,117125,487,377.541,002.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
New Orleans LA Solar 1,522No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
New Orleans LA Solar 1,498No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
New Orleans Solar Power PlantEntergy New Orleans (100.00%)
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Orleans Parish, Louisiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 7,641.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 15th worst polluter in Louisiana out of 64 counties. A total of 2,981,226,515.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. This is enough to rank 3rd worst in the state for total pollution from electricity use. The main fuel utilized in Orleans Parish is Natural Gas. The county produces 125,117 megawatt hours from this fuel. Orleans Parish has 4 power generation plants, which is 501st highest in the country.

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96.94%
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3.06%

Orleans Parish, Louisiana Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Orleans Parish include Entergy New Orleans and Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative At the state level, Louisiana is known for nonexistent net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Orleans Parish averages out to about 3.57% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Orleans Parish a rank of 34th best in the state out of 64.

Power Companies in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

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1Entergy New Orleans207,705
2Washington-St Tammany Electric Cooperative3,101

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

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

How many power plants are within Orleans Parish, Louisiana?

Orleans Parish, Louisiana has 4 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

Orleans Parish, Louisiana has 2 electricity providers serving consumers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16