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Electricity In Mississippi
- 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
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mississippi
Mississippi residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Mississippi
Mississippi's Electricity Prices and Usage
Customers in Mississippi enjoy a lower residential 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 state produces approximately 23.09 megawatt hours per capita per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes them the 5th highest generator per capita in the nation. The electricity grid in the state has an average of 1.41 outages per consumer each year, with outages lasting roughly 161.81 minutes per outage. The national average for outages and outage time frames are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes.
Residential Electricity Providers in Mississippi
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Singing River Electric Cooperative||11.43||139.9||1,008,265||115,242,923||557,378,607.31|
|Southern Pine Electric||11.93||141.89||906,752||108,175,000||731,834,253.78|
|Pearl River Valley EPA||12.84||156.02||709,895||91,129,100||418,761,134.26|
|4-County Electric Power Association||11.33||141.47||592,135||67,070,000||427,658,451.57|
|Tombigbee Electric Power Association||10.78||141.57||567,950||61,206,000||452,677,348.6|
|Central Electric Power Association||11.04||142.75||461,049||50,887,000||353,921,597.03|
Power Plants in Mississippi
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
|Jackson County||Natural Gas||11,486,346||6,561,544,207.48||571.25||Yes|
Magnolia Power PlantTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
|Benton County||Natural Gas||5,292,175||1,948,314,650.1||368.15|
Choctaw CountyEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
|Choctaw County||Natural Gas||4,777,240||1,766,211,403.6||369.71|
TVA Southaven Combined CycleTennessee Valley Authority (87.93%)Southaven Power LLC (12.07%)
CaledoniaGE Energy Financial Services (100.00%)
|Lowndes County||Natural Gas||4,384,775||1,612,310,289.94||367.71|
RatcliffeMississippi Power (100.00%)
|Kemper County||Natural Gas||4,184,097||1,586,332,909.84||379.13|
Batesville Generation FacilityCooperative Energy (100.00%)
Quantum Choctaw Power LLCTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
|Choctaw County||Natural Gas||3,297,970||1,246,332,972.5||377.91||Yes|
Hinds Energy FacilityEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
Many states try to inhibit the use of non-renewable fuel types, Mississippi’s burning of these fuels for electricity generation purposes has actually increased by 3.30% within the past 12 months.
Nuclear power accounts for 9,370,211 megawatt hours a year in Mississippi, which is 3.15 megawatt hours per person.
Mississippi had a 1.27% rise over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.
Citizens of Mississippi use 16.14 megawatt hours per year each, which ranks the state at 8th in the nation in electricity consumption per person.
Mississippi generates 1,854,685.99 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Mississippi 46th in the nation for total sustainable electricity production.
Mississippi has had a 0.35% population drop in the last year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Jefferson Davis County||11,128||7||1||12.00||$139.24/mo|
|Pearl River County||55,535||4||12.47||$148.01/mo|
Mississippi citizens average 6,499.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This comes to a total pollution amount of 19,344,593,539.53 kilograms. Approximately 75.52% of the state of Mississippi’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (13.63%) and Coal (8.13%), the three fuel types make up 97.29% of the generation in the state. Mississippi has the 48th highest amount of electricity producing plants of any state in the country, with 38 plants. This translates to the 47th most plants per capita in the nation.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Mississippi
Where does Mississippi get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity production in Mississippi are Natural Gas (75.52%), Nuclear (13.63%) and Coal (8.13%).
What is a good electricity rate in Mississippi?
A good electricity rate in Mississippi would be somewhere below the state average of 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour. Any amount below that would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the varying rates in the state range from 9.41 cents per kilowatt hour up to 14.83 cents per kilowatt hour.
What is the average electric bill in Mississippi?
In 2021, Mississippi has an average electric bill of $136, while the countrywide average is $120.
What electricity companies are in Mississippi?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|4||Singing River Electric Cooperative||76,166|
|5||Southern Pine Electric||68,844|
|6||Pearl River Valley EPA||50,466|
|7||4-County Electric Power Association||49,450|
|8||Tombigbee Electric Power Association||43,946|
|10||Central Electric Power Association||36,723|
Does Mississippi have a deregulated electricity market?
No, Mississippi has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Mississippi?
The largest electricity supplier in Mississippi by total customer count is Entergy Mississippi.
How many power plants are located in Mississippi?
Mississippi is home to 38 power plants generating electricity for the state.
How many electric companies offer service in Mississippi?
There are 48 electricity providers serving consumers in Mississippi.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Mississippi?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Kosciusko Water and Light||9.41||3,109|
|3||Prentiss County Electric Power Association||9.65||13,826|
|5||Greenwood Utilities Commission||9.96||9,198|
|6||Collins, Mississippi Electric Utility||10.01||1,390|
|7||Canton Municipal Utilities||10.05||4,637|
|9||Public Service Commission of Yazoo City||10.34||5,100|
|10||Philadelphia, MS Utilities||10.42||3,834|