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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 Electric Rates:

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 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

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Entergy Mississippi9.70119.055,625,560545,763,18021,342,081.891,943,742,293.65
Mississippi Power13.11147.042,098,778275,072,04817,512,486.142,517,287,654.31
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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Jackson County Natural Gas 11,486,3466,561,544,207.48571.25YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Claiborne County Nuclear 9,370,211171,671,235.6318.32No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Benton County Natural Gas 5,292,1751,948,314,650.1368.15No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Choctaw County 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%)Southaven Power LLC (12.07%)
Southaven Natural Gas 4,754,3171,739,038,900.06365.78YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
CaledoniaGE Energy Financial Services (100.00%)
Lowndes County Natural Gas 4,384,7751,612,310,289.94367.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kemper County 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%)
Batesville 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%)
Choctaw County Natural Gas 3,297,9701,246,332,972.5377.91YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Hinds Energy FacilityEntergy Mississippi (100.00%)
Jackson 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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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.

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Nuclear power accounts for 9,370,211 megawatt hours a year in Mississippi, which is 3.15 megawatt hours per person.

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Mississippi had a 1.27% rise over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.

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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.

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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.

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Mississippi has had a 0.35% population drop in the last year.

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Adams County30,6933No DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$123.07/mo
Alcorn County36,9533No DataIcon representing missing value.11.43$140.58/mo
Amite County12,2974No DataIcon representing missing value.11.06$124.69/mo
Attala County18,1744110.08$124.50/mo
Benton County8,2593110.86$133.07/mo
Bolivar County30,6284No DataIcon representing missing value.10.92$122.37/mo
Calhoun County14,3613No DataIcon representing missing value.11.60$136.15/mo
Carroll County9,9475No DataIcon representing missing value.10.66$117.80/mo
Chickasaw County17,1034211.30$136.01/mo
Choctaw County8,2104311.06$133.29/mo
Claiborne County8,9883111.04$123.06/mo
Clarke County15,5414No DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$146.63/mo
Clay County19,3162No DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$141.09/mo
Coahoma County22,1244110.67$123.35/mo
Copiah County28,0654No DataIcon representing missing value.10.86$128.96/mo
Covington County18,6367No DataIcon representing missing value.11.42$151.63/mo
DeSoto County184,9454110.18$129.53/mo
Forrest County74,8973112.97$151.53/mo
Franklin County7,7134No DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$123.22/mo
George County24,5003112.27$143.47/mo
Greene County13,5864No DataIcon representing missing value.12.26$143.52/mo
Grenada County20,7585No DataIcon representing missing value.11.08$123.52/mo
Hancock County47,6323No DataIcon representing missing value.12.43$147.17/mo
Harrison County208,0804112.10$144.75/mo
Hinds County231,8405210.50$125.15/mo
Holmes County17,0103No DataIcon representing missing value.11.96$135.84/mo
Humphreys County8,0644No DataIcon representing missing value.12.23$135.81/mo
Issaquena County1,3276No DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$134.44/mo
Itawamba County23,3903No DataIcon representing missing value.10.82$142.06/mo
Jackson County143,6173212.27$143.47/mo
Jasper County16,3834No DataIcon representing missing value.12.53$145.62/mo
Jefferson County6,9903No DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$123.07/mo
Jefferson Davis County11,1287112.00$139.24/mo
Jones County68,0985112.59$146.89/mo
Kemper County9,7424213.04$145.89/mo
Lafayette County54,0196No DataIcon representing missing value.11.62$138.32/mo
Lamar County63,3433212.97$151.53/mo
Lauderdale County74,1253412.87$146.00/mo
Lawrence County12,5864110.98$130.27/mo
Leake County22,7866No DataIcon representing missing value.11.36$136.83/mo
Lee County85,4363No DataIcon representing missing value.10.64$138.21/mo
Leflore County28,1835No DataIcon representing missing value.10.72$118.13/mo
Lincoln County34,1535No DataIcon representing missing value.11.01$129.61/mo
Lowndes County58,5953211.30$143.49/mo
Madison County106,2724No DataIcon representing missing value.10.99$122.25/mo
Marion County24,5736No DataIcon representing missing value.12.68$144.22/mo
Marshall County35,2947No DataIcon representing missing value.10.69$134.16/mo
Monroe County35,2526No DataIcon representing missing value.11.22$150.10/mo
Montgomery County9,7753No DataIcon representing missing value.10.97$121.30/mo
Neshoba County29,1186No DataIcon representing missing value.12.09$144.77/mo
Newton County21,0184No DataIcon representing missing value.12.34$144.27/mo
Noxubee County10,4171No DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$141.47/mo
Oktibbeha County49,5872No DataIcon representing missing value.11.32$140.80/mo
Panola County34,1924110.51$134.48/mo
Pearl River County55,5354No DataIcon representing missing value.12.47$148.01/mo
Perry County11,9734112.40$146.43/mo
Pike County39,2883No DataIcon representing missing value.11.10$129.86/mo
Pontotoc County32,1744No DataIcon representing missing value.11.49$144.88/mo
Prentiss County25,1263No DataIcon representing missing value.9.92$120.34/mo
Quitman County6,7924No DataIcon representing missing value.10.43$131.83/mo
Rankin County155,2715No DataIcon representing missing value.10.32$126.58/mo
Scott County28,1246No DataIcon representing missing value.11.77$139.17/mo
Sharkey County4,3213No DataIcon representing missing value.12.26$134.48/mo
Simpson County26,6583No DataIcon representing missing value.10.82$130.47/mo
Smith County15,9165211.95$139.30/mo
Stone County18,3364No DataIcon representing missing value.12.30$144.22/mo
Sunflower County25,1104No DataIcon representing missing value.11.17$123.24/mo
Tallahatchie County13,8095No DataIcon representing missing value.10.80$130.39/mo
Tate County28,3215No DataIcon representing missing value.10.45$133.29/mo
Tippah County22,0153No DataIcon representing missing value.10.92$130.93/mo
Tishomingo County19,3831No DataIcon representing missing value.11.02$123.94/mo
Tunica County9,6325No DataIcon representing missing value.10.37$130.55/mo
Union County28,8156No DataIcon representing missing value.10.87$132.85/mo
Walthall County14,2863No DataIcon representing missing value.11.20$130.65/mo
Warren County45,3814310.75$125.80/mo
Washington County43,9094111.89$130.80/mo
Wayne County20,1834No DataIcon representing missing value.12.18$144.63/mo
Webster County9,6895No DataIcon representing missing value.11.31$128.55/mo
Wilkinson County8,6303No DataIcon representing missing value.11.05$123.07/mo
Winston County17,9554No DataIcon representing missing value.12.87$143.29/mo
Yalobusha County12,1086No DataIcon representing missing value.10.81$136.21/mo
Yazoo County29,6905211.56$128.93/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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.

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Mississippi 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 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 RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Entergy Mississippi455,936
2Mississippi Power190,113
3Coast Electric85,281
4Singing River Electric Cooperative76,166
5Southern Pine Electric68,844
6Pearl River Valley EPA50,466
74-County Electric Power Association49,450
8Tombigbee Electric Power Association43,946
9Dixie Electric39,374
10Central Electric Power Association36,723

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?

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1Kosciusko Water and Light9.413,109
2Tupelo Light9.4815,438
3Prentiss County Electric Power Association9.6513,826
4Entergy Mississippi9.70455,936
5Greenwood Utilities Commission9.969,198
6Collins, Mississippi Electric Utility10.011,390
7Canton Municipal Utilities10.054,637
8Louisville Electric10.223,448
9Public Service Commission of Yazoo City10.345,100
10Philadelphia, MS Utilities10.423,834

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14