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Electricity In Mississippi

  • Population2,976,149
  • Total Consumption48,030,367 MWh / 16.14 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions19,344,593,540 kg
  • Total Production68,726,387 MWh / 23.09 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mississippi

Mississippi residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.124/kWh$0.102/kWh$171.66/mo.$102.37/mo.
13th11.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Mississippi
46th$135.68Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mississippi Residents

Energy Profile of Mississippi

Mississippi's Electricity Prices and Usage

Customers in Mississippi enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the United States, with an average state electric rate of 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the nationwide average rate of 13.33 cents. When shopping for electricity, many residents are faced with only one or two options when choosing their supplier due to the regulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state is ranked as the 30th largest electricity consuming state as 48,030,367 megawatt hours are consumed by citizens living there. Entergy Mississippi has 455,936 total residential customers, more than all other electricity providers who operate in the state. The power grid in the state has an average of 1.41 outages per customer each year, with outages lasting about 161.81 minutes per outage. The United States average for outages and outage time frames are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes. The state is the 35th largest state in the nation, with a population of 2,976,149.

Electricity Providers in Mississippi

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Entergy Mississippi9.70119.055,625,560545,763,18021,342,081.891,943,742,293.65
Mississippi Power 13.11147.042,098,778275,072,0487,239,0217,825,287,898.63
Coast Electric11.75147.291,174,507137,991,000No DataIcon representing missing value.719,032,604.66
Singing River Electric Cooperative11.43139.91,008,265115,242,923No DataIcon representing missing value.557,378,607.31
Southern Pine Electric11.93141.89906,752108,175,000No DataIcon representing missing value.731,834,253.78
Pearl River Valley EPA12.84156.02709,89591,129,100No DataIcon representing missing value.418,761,134.26
4-County Electric Power Association11.33141.47592,13567,070,000No DataIcon representing missing value.427,658,451.57
Tombigbee Electric Power Association10.78141.57567,95061,206,000No DataIcon representing missing value.452,677,348.6
Dixie Electric12.00146.98526,97563,213,400No DataIcon representing missing value.331,996,683.6
Central Electric Power Association11.04142.75461,04950,887,000No DataIcon representing missing value.353,921,597.03

Power Plants in Mississippi

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Natural Gas 11,486,3466,561,544,207.48571.25YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Grand GulfEntergy Mississippi (90.00%)Cooperative Energy (10.00%)
Nuclear 9,370,211171,671,235.6318.32No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Magnolia Power PlantTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Natural Gas 5,292,1751,948,314,650.1368.15No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Choctaw CountyEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,777,2401,766,211,403.6369.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
TVA Southaven Combined CycleTennessee Valley Authority (87.93%)
Natural Gas 4,754,3171,739,038,900.06365.78YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Caledonia
Natural Gas 4,384,7751,612,310,289.94367.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
RatcliffeMississippi Power (100.00%)
Natural Gas 4,184,0971,586,332,909.84379.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Batesville Generation FacilityCooperative Energy (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,434,1911,335,067,173.72388.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Quantum Choctaw Power LLCTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,297,9701,246,332,972.5377.91YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hinds Energy FacilityEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,816,2001,063,693,766.94377.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Mississippi has had a 1.27% increase in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation within the last year.

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When comparing annual CO2 equivalent emissions per capita, Mississippi experienced a 4.55% rise within the previous 12 months.

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1.88 megawatt hours of electricity per person are produced using coal. This is 29th highest in the country.

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Mississippi has seen a year over year increase of 17.28% in electricity production using solar power.

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Mississippi is 8th for electricity consumption per capita, with citizens consuming 16.14 megawatt hours per person each year.

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The state of Mississippi is ranked 22nd in the United States for electricity generation, producing 68,726,387.17 megawatt hours.

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Adams County30,6936 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$123.07/mo
Alcorn County36,9539 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.96$131.31/mo
Amite County12,2978 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.39$128.62/mo
Attala County18,17414 providers111.24$128.13/mo
Benton County8,25915 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.90$135.26/mo
Bolivar County30,6289 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.29$124.60/mo
Calhoun County14,36111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.24$136.07/mo
Carroll County9,94710 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.23$125.26/mo
Chickasaw County17,1038 providers211.27$141.58/mo
Choctaw County8,2108 providers311.37$132.81/mo
Claiborne County8,9887 providers111.16$125.51/mo
Clarke County15,5419 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.59$144.98/mo
Clay County19,3166 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.30$136.63/mo
Coahoma County22,1248 providers211.01$124.55/mo
Copiah County28,0656 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.31$129.97/mo
Covington County18,63610 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.76$151.78/mo
DeSoto County184,94512 providers110.41$134.43/mo
Forrest County74,8978 providers112.09$152.01/mo
Franklin County7,7135 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.58$131.10/mo
George County24,5006 providers112.41$147.63/mo
Greene County13,5867 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.39$146.95/mo
Grenada County20,7588 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.94$127.19/mo
Hancock County47,63210 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.32$146.51/mo
Harrison County208,0805 providers212.13$145.35/mo
Hinds County231,8408 providers310.90$124.61/mo
Holmes County17,01011 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.75$128.45/mo
Humphreys County8,0647 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.34$133.60/mo
Issaquena County1,3278 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.37$134.63/mo
Itawamba County23,39015 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.73$134.40/mo
Jackson County143,6176 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.26$145.26/mo
Jasper County16,3839 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.24$144.99/mo
Jefferson County6,9908 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.08$123.53/mo
Jefferson Davis County11,12812 providers111.89$146.85/mo
Jones County68,09810 providers112.03$149.47/mo
Kemper County9,74212 providers211.85$139.32/mo
Lafayette County54,01915 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$134.75/mo
Lamar County63,34314 providers312.02$152.24/mo
Lauderdale County74,1258 providers412.74$144.90/mo
Lawrence County12,5868 providers111.82$137.38/mo
Leake County22,78611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.39$132.33/mo
Lee County85,43613 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.75$134.70/mo
Leflore County28,1838 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.59$126.00/mo
Lincoln County34,1538 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.55$132.34/mo
Lowndes County58,5959 providers111.40$134.84/mo
Madison County106,27210 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.42$127.98/mo
Marion County24,57313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.09$145.88/mo
Marshall County35,29412 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.51$134.99/mo
Monroe County35,25213 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.17$139.59/mo
Montgomery County9,7759 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.93$122.06/mo
Neshoba County29,11811 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.66$136.68/mo
Newton County21,0186 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$144.14/mo
Noxubee County10,4179 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.12$141.23/mo
Oktibbeha County49,5875 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.67$128.39/mo
Panola County34,19211 providers110.89$136.88/mo
Pearl River County55,53510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.35$147.02/mo
Perry County11,9735 providers112.36$147.52/mo
Pike County39,28812 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.56$134.16/mo
Pontotoc County32,1749 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.98$136.12/mo
Prentiss County25,1268 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.75$130.36/mo
Quitman County6,7927 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.87$135.36/mo
Rankin County155,2719 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.24$133.54/mo
Scott County28,1248 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.47$137.46/mo
Sharkey County4,32110 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$133.56/mo
Simpson County26,6587 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.17$138.42/mo
Smith County15,9169 providers211.49$140.11/mo
Stone County18,3365 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.32$147.58/mo
Sunflower County25,11010 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.31$124.70/mo
Tallahatchie County13,8099 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.91$127.97/mo
Tate County28,32110 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.71$137.65/mo
Tippah County22,01510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.79$131.38/mo
Tishomingo County19,38312 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.01$130.03/mo
Tunica County9,6329 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.76$131.18/mo
Union County28,8158 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.00$135.59/mo
Walthall County14,28610 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.08$141.20/mo
Warren County45,3818 providers211.66$128.39/mo
Washington County43,9099 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.21$130.64/mo
Wayne County20,18310 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.25$144.68/mo
Webster County9,6899 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.27$132.11/mo
Wilkinson County8,6309 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.21$125.02/mo
Winston County17,95512 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.54$135.57/mo
Yalobusha County12,10810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.97$134.69/mo
Yazoo County29,6908 providers211.94$130.12/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a state. Mississippi averages 6,499.87 kilograms of CO2 equivalent emissions per person. This adds up to total emissions of 19,344,593,539.53 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity generation, making the state the 30th highest for total emissions in the country. Electricity producing facilities in the state primarily use Natural Gas, which makes up 75.52% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Nuclear at 13.63% and Coal at 8.13% of production. Mississippi has 41 electricity plants, which is 48th highest in the country and 47th highest when considering plants per resident.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
75.52%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
13.63%
COAL
Coal
8.13%
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Black Liquour
1.58%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.64%
OTHER
Other
0.50%

Net Metering

Out of the 48 providers in Mississippi, 14.58% of them offer net metering to their customers. Regulations put in place at the state level are heavily restricted for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

There are 46 electricity companies in Mississippi that reported energy loss. Together, these 46 electricity companies average a yearly energy loss of 3.17% of electricity produced. The countrywide average is 2.72%, meaning Mississippi ranks 31st worst in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to support personal solar can do this by enacting rebates for solar purchases and tax incentives. Mississippi currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state offers no rebates to citizens who are installing private solar. There are currently no property tax exemptions for citizens in Mississippi. There is currently no sales tax exemption for homeowners who purchase private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Consumers who are searching for electricity options that use renewable fuels will find it easier with the existence of statewide initiatives that encourage green energy usage. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity providers who sell electricity in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be produced from green fuel sources. Unfortunately, the state of Mississippi has no standards currently in place. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Mississippi

Where does Mississippi get its electricity?

The second and third most used fuel types are Nuclear and Coal, which account for 13.63% and 8.13% of total generation respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Mississippi?

The Mississippi average electric bill is $136 so far in 2021, and the nationwide average is $120.

What is a good electricity rate in Mississippi?

Anything below the Mississippi average of 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour should be considered a good rate. The rates in the state range from 9.41 cents to 14.83 cents per kilowatt hour, with Kosciusko Water and Light currently having the lowest rates.