Electricity in Mississippi
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Mississippi
- Population see rank2,961,279
- Total Production see rank68,713,326 MWh / 23.2 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank48,296,403 MWh / 16.31 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank1,861,936 MWh / 0.63 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank18,507,724,088 kg / 6,249.91 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank66,851,389 MWh / 22.58 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mississippi
Mississippi residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Mississippi
Mississippi's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in Mississippi in 2022 is 11.91 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.86% less than the US average rate of 13.99 cents. Mississippi ranks as the 17th best priced state in the nation using average electricity rate. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning residents may only have one electricity supplier choice to choose from when procuring their electricity. On average, citizens of Mississippi create 6,249.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per resident in the state, which is 14th highest in the US. The state is the 31st largest consumer of electricity with consumption totaling over 48,200,000 megawatt hours. The state has the 35th largest population in the nation, with 2,961,279 citizens residing within the state's borders. The state is ranked 22nd highest in the United States in total electricity produced within its borders, with 68,713,325.53 megawatt hours produced.
Residential Electricity Providers in Mississippi
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Singing River Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.63||137.25||984,212||114,451,023|
|Southern Pine Electric||BUNDLED||12.52||143.11||878,507||110,005,562|
|Pearl River Valley EPA||BUNDLED||12.90||150.73||692,084||89,270,000|
|4-County Electric Power Association||BUNDLED||11.91||142.81||571,558||68,089,000|
|Tombigbee Electric Power Association||BUNDLED||10.61||130.32||540,269||57,307,000|
|North Central EPA||BUNDLED||10.47||140.79||442,516||46,329,000|
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||11,285,588||6,142,004,807.24||544.23||Yes|
TVA Southaven Combined CycleSouthaven Power LLC (12.07%)Tennessee Valley Authority (87.93%)
CaledoniaGE Energy Financial Services (100.00%)
|Lowndes County||Natural Gas||4,359,957||1,603,561,916.32||367.79|
Magnolia Power PlantTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
|Benton County||Natural Gas||4,180,909||1,530,012,054.48||365.95|
RatcliffeMississippi Power (100.00%)
|Kemper County||Natural Gas||3,990,988||1,536,179,112.16||384.91|
Choctaw CountyEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
|Choctaw County||Natural Gas||3,876,148||1,433,925,965.78||369.94|
Hinds Energy FacilityEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
Quantum Choctaw Power LLCTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
|Choctaw County||Natural Gas||3,304,355||1,243,313,593.2||376.27||Yes|
Batesville Generation FacilityCooperative Energy (100.00%)
CO2 emissions on account of the consumption of electricity have been lowered by -760,488,254.59 kilograms (2.81%) in Mississippi throughout the last 12 months.
Mississippi produces 3.98 megawatt hours from nuclear power per citizen in the state, ranking them 11th in the United States in this category.
Mississippi is 32nd in the United States in megawatt hours produced from coal use.
Mississippi produces 23.2 megawatt hours per capita each year, making it the 5th highest generator per capita in the United States.
Mississippi has had a 0.50% population decrease in the past year.
Mississippi is home to over 2,961,279 citizens and generates 432,785.62 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.15 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Mississippi 23rd highest in the United States for solar megawatt hours generated per person.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Jefferson Davis County||11,321||6||12.66||$145.46/mo|
|Pearl River County||56,145||4||12.29||$145.93/mo|
Mississippi citizens average 6,249.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them 14th worst in the US in this category. Total emissions from electricity consumption in the state is 18,507,724,087.81 kilograms, which is the 31st highest total amount of pollution for a state. Electricity plants in the state most often use Natural Gas, which accounts for 72.10% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the state. When combined with Nuclear (17.13%) and Coal (8.05%), these three fuel types make up 66,842,125.3 megawatt hours (or 97.28%) of the state's electricity production. Mississippi has 26 electricity plants, which is the 35th highest in the country and 23rd most when considering plants per capita.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Mississippi
What electricity company is the largest supplier in Mississippi?
The largest electricity company in Mississippi by total revenue is Entergy Mississippi.
What is a good electricity rate in Mississippi?
A good electricity rate in Mississippi would be anything below the state average of 11.91 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the different rates in the state range from 9.48 cents per kilowatt hour up to 15.01 cents per kilowatt hour.
Does Mississippi have a deregulated electricity market?
Mississippi has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state normally have only one or two electricity supplier options when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.
Where does Mississippi get its electricity?
Mississippi's electricity is generated using mainly Natural Gas, which makes up 72.10% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Coal also account for 17.13% and 8.05% respectively.
How many power plants are in Mississippi?
Mississippi is home to 26 power plants producing electricity for the state.
What is the average electric bill in Mississippi?
The average electric bill in the state of Mississippi in 2022 is $138 while the United States average is $124.
What electricity companies are in Mississippi?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|4||Singing River Electric Cooperative||77,117|
|5||Southern Pine Electric||69,434|
|6||Pearl River Valley EPA||51,145|
|7||4-County Electric Power Association||49,905|
|8||Tombigbee Electric Power Association||44,565|
|10||Central Electric Power Association||37,431|
How many electric companies offer service in Mississippi?
There are 48 electricity providers operating in Mississippi.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Mississippi?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Prentiss County Electric Power Association||9.48||13,901|
|3||Kosciusko Water and Light||9.85||3,111|
|4||Canton Municipal Utilities||9.92||4,645|
|6||Philadelphia, MS Utilities||10.07||3,839|
|7||Collins, Mississippi Electric Utility||10.12||1,371|
|8||North Central EPA||10.47||33,138|
|9||Public Service Commission of Yazoo City||10.49||5,025|
|10||City of Amory Utilities||10.50||4,002|