First Electric Coop

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About First Electric Coop

First Electric Coop provides electricity to 36 cities in the state including cities such as Benton, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Cabot, and Searcy. The organization is an electric cooperative. Electricity companies must regularly report the total number of customers they have to government agencies. In the most recent report the supplier reported a total of 1,704 industrial customers, 6,461 commercial customers and 92,435 residential customers being supplied electricity by the company. This is the entirety of their customers. First Electric Coop has an average residential electricity rate of 12.99 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.29% higher than Arkansas' average price of 11.89 cents and 12.43% higher than the nationwide average of 14.84 cents. Roughly 2,038,579 megawatt hours were sold by the supplier to retail end users in 2021. The megawatt hours sourced by the company primarily came from megawatt hours that they acquired via the wholesale market. They purchased 2,120,136 wholesale megawatt hours. In 2021 they had total electricity related revenue of $225,625,000, with 98.81% coming from retail sales.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of First Electric Coop is $157.04 per month, while the US average is $131.84. The company currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices from other providers and then resell it to end consumers.

First Electric Coop Net Metering

Fortunately, First Electric Coop offers net metering choices to customers of the company. This makes it cheaper for people who are interested to install solar and other electricity options as they have the ability to sell unused wattage back to their supplier.

Energy Loss

Suppliers regularly report energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. First Electric Coop recently reported a loss of 3.73% of the total electricity production total. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 12th best out of 36 providers who report energy loss in the state and 663rd best out of 3509 in the country.

First Electric Coop Rate & Electric Bills

First Electric Coop residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.161/kWh$0.069/kWh$196.51/mo.$77.65/mo.
1775th12.99¢First Electric Coop's Average residential price per kWh
2627th$157.04Average monthly electricity bill for First Electric Coop's residential customers

First Electric Coop Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1000 South JP Wright Loop Road
    Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076
    United States of America
  • CEO:Don Crabbe

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Energy Loss

First Electric Coop's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


663 National Rank

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First Electric Coop State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

First Electric Coop County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Arkansas County17,273312.21$140.78/mo
Cleburne County24,848212.29$143.98/mo
Conway County20,687412.19$133.25/mo
Faulkner County123,191512.05$129.15/mo
Grant County17,912312.13$133.94/mo
Jefferson County68,199312.17$136.25/mo
Lonoke County73,824312.29$141.44/mo
Monroe County6,903311.76$136.31/mo
Perry County10,056312.46$141.97/mo
Prairie County8,306311.96$136.56/mo

Cities First Electric Coop Has Coverage

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

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First Electric Coop FAQ:

What is the average bundled bill for First Electric Coop customers each month?

Consumers of First Electric Coop pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $157.04.

What cities does First Electric Coop provider electricity to?

First Electric Coop provides electricity in 36 cities throughout the United States.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for First Electric Coop customers?

First Electric Coop's current average bundled electricity rate is 12.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 11.89 cents and the average nationwide rate of 14.84 cents.

What is the phone number for First Electric Coop?

First Electric Coop's customer service phone number is (800) 489-7405

Who is the CEO of First Electric Coop?

The current CEO of First Electric Coop is Don Crabbe.

How many counties does First Electric Coop sell electricity to?

First Electric Coop sells electricity to customers in 14 counties.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-09