Rapides Parish, Louisiana Electric Profile

With 46.74% of Rapides Parish’s total electricity coming from the use of coal, the county ranks 64th in the country out of 3220 in total megawatt hours generated from coal.

Rapides Parish ranks 11th out of 64 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its population using 2,502,995.36 megawatt hours.

Residents of Rapides Parish consume enough electricity to emit 19,103.9 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per capita, compared to the state average of 7,447.31.

Residents in Rapides Parish face an average of 2.73 outages lasting 338.4 minutes per year, compared to the nationwide averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Rapides Parish produces 537.92% more than the county consumes, leading to the need to export the excess.

Rapides Parish’s average residential electricity rate is 10.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 21.23% lower than the national average rate of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,502,995 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    19.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    15,967,089 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    15,967,089 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    123.16 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,476,782,436 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    19,103.9 kg

Alexandria, LA Electric Overview

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Citizens living in Alexandria are paying an average residential electricity price of 10.46 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.04% more than the average Louisiana rate of 10.26 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for consumers living in the city. The city's plants use non-renewable fuel sources for 100.00% of their electricity generation, which is 61,935.02 megawatt hours. There are 61,935.02 megawatt hours produced by plants in the city by burning natural gas. This is the 17th most for a city in the state out of 474 cities.

Emitting 355,841,379.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Alexandria is the 11th highest out of 474 cities in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption. The city averages 7,569.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. The city has one electricity generation plant within its borders. This is the 10th most plants in a single city and the 25th highest number of plants per resident, out of 474 cities, in the state. Alexandria has around 100.00% of its electricity generated by Natural Gas.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alexandria

Alexandria residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.124/kWh$0.083/kWh$175.45/mo.$88.74/mo.
415th10.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alexandria
247th$122.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alexandria Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alexandria, Louisiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Beauregard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.79129.49564,31160,908,000
Boyce, Louisiana Electric UtilityBUNDLED10.62112.444,168.16442,557.01
CLECO PowerBUNDLED11.43142.943,729,366426,338,000
City of Alexandria UtilitiesBUNDLED9.42109.5461,935.02279,97026,365,000
Concordia ElectricBUNDLED10.2797.28134,66113,832,700

Zips with electric coverage in Alexandria, Louisiana include: 71301, 71303, 71302, 71409

Pineville, LA Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Pineville is roughly 10.41 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.58% lower than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. City of Alexandria Utilities is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $118.21 per month, while the Louisiana average is $125.04. Patrons in Pineville enjoy a 5.46% reduction compared to the rest of the state.

On average, Pineville residents emit 7,447.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, which makes it the 269th highest polluting city out of 474 cities in Louisiana. This adds up to total emissions of 106,027,419.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the city 34th highest for total pollution in Louisiana. The city is home to zero electricity producing plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pineville

Pineville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.124/kWh$0.083/kWh$175.45/mo.$88.74/mo.
395th10.41¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pineville
71st$118.21Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pineville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pineville, Louisiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Beauregard Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.79129.49564,31160,908,000
Boyce, Louisiana Electric UtilityBUNDLED10.62112.444,168.16442,557.01
CLECO PowerBUNDLED11.43142.943,729,366426,338,000
City of Alexandria UtilitiesBUNDLED9.42109.54279,97026,365,000
Concordia ElectricBUNDLED10.2797.28134,66113,832,700

Ball, LA Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Ball are billed a residential electricity rate of 10.23 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 356th out of 474 cities in the state. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $119.33 per month, while the Louisiana average is $125.04. With 1,533 residential customers, City of Alexandria Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Electricity use in Ball results in 29,573,286.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 128th most of any city in Louisiana. Additionally, the city ranks 31st highest in Louisiana for pollution per citizen, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. The city does not produce any electricity in the city boundaries, causing it to be tied for last in the state for the total number of power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ball

Ball residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.124/kWh$0.083/kWh$175.45/mo.$88.74/mo.
356th10.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ball
113th$119.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ball Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ball, Louisiana

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Boyce, Louisiana Electric UtilityBUNDLED10.62112.444,168.16442,557.01
CLECO PowerBUNDLED11.43142.943,729,366426,338,000
City of Alexandria UtilitiesBUNDLED9.42109.54279,97026,365,000
Concordia ElectricBUNDLED10.2797.28134,66113,832,700
Entergy LouisianaBUNDLED10.01122.3213,949,0031,395,848,806

Energy Production in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Power Plants in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rapides Parish LA Coal 5,301,718.025,256,750,718.57991.52Yes
Alexandria LA Natural Gas 61,935.0229,619,630.74478.24

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Rapides Parish's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Coal. The county produces 46.74% of the total generation in the county from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Petroleum Coke at 41.44% and Natural Gas at 11.82% of generation. For every citizen in the county there are 19,103.9 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. With total emissions of 2,476,782,436.12 kilograms, the county ranks 4th highest in Louisiana and 130th in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a county’s pollution levels. There are 2 electricity generation plants in Rapides Parish, which is the 14th most plants in a county in Louisiana and equates to the 23rd highest rate of plants per resident in the state.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
46.74%
PETROLEUM COKE
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
Petroleum Coke
41.44%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
11.82%

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Net Metering

Of the 7 electricity providers in Rapides Parish, 5 of them report that they offer net metering. Consumers in Louisiana have nonexistent net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 6 companies in Rapides Parish that report energy loss. Together, these 6 electricity providers average an annual energy loss of 4.31% of electricity produced. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Louisiana average is 2.69%, resulting in a rank of 1442nd best in the country and a state rank of 59th best out of 3220 and 64 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Rapides Parish:

  • Alexandria, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 20.56%
    • Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation: 0.23%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 20.56%
    • Concordia Electric: 3.27%
    • CLECO Power: 20.56%
    • City of Alexandria Utilities: 17.53%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 17.29%
  • Ball, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 18.11%
    • Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation: 17.88%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 18.14%
    • Concordia Electric: 18.14%
    • CLECO Power: 18.14%
    • City of Alexandria Utilities: 9.60%
  • Boyce, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 23.92%
    • Southwestern Electric Power Company: 1.11%
    • Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation: 24.99%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 24.99%
    • CLECO Power: 24.99%
  • Cheneyville, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 25.00%
    • CLECO Power: 25.00%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
  • Forest Hill, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 25.00%
    • CLECO Power: 25.00%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
  • Glenmora, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 25.00%
    • CLECO Power: 25.00%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
  • Lecompte, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 25.00%
    • CLECO Power: 25.00%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
  • McNary, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 25.00%
    • CLECO Power: 25.00%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
  • Pineville, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 21.08%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 21.08%
    • Concordia Electric: 18.24%
    • CLECO Power: 21.08%
    • City of Alexandria Utilities: 15.71%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 2.83%
  • Woodworth, Louisiana:
    • Boyce, Louisiana Electric Utility: 25.00%
    • Entergy Louisiana: 25.00%
    • CLECO Power: 25.00%
    • Beauregard Electric Cooperative: 25.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Rapides Parish, Louisiana?

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

Rapides Parish, Louisiana is home to 7 electricity providers operating in the area.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Rapides Parish, Louisiana?

The largest electricity provider in Rapides Parish, Louisiana by total customer count is CLECO Power.

How many power plants are located within Rapides Parish, Louisiana?

There are 2 power plants located in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-02