Southwest Arkansas Electric: Rates and Coverage Area

Southwest Arkansas Electric

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About Southwest Arkansas Electric

Southwest Arkansas Electric is an electric cooperative supplying electricity in 3 different states within the country including Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. In addition, this service area comprises 23 cities within these states. A total of 28,883 customers (25,788 residential customers, 3,091 commercial accounts and 4 industrial customers) receive their electricity from the company. Consumers of Southwest Arkansas Electric are billed an average residential electricity price of 12.77 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 18.96% below the national average rate of 15.76 cents. This makes the company 1134th out of 2892 suppliers in the nation for best average electricity rate. They had sales of 719,706 megawatt hours in 2022 sold to end users. The electricity sourced by Southwest Arkansas Electric is made up of primarily wholesale purchased megawatt hours, with 770,574 acquired by the company. In 2022, the provider had revenue of $81,566,800 from retail electricity sales to end users.

The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer of Southwest Arkansas Electric is $158.13 per month, while the US average is $135.34. The grid owned by the provider experiences an average of 1.08 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting roughly 100.72 minutes. The national average for other suppliers is 1.45 outages per customer and 171.11 minutes an outage. The company currently does not generate their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices from other providers and then resell it to end users.

Southwest Arkansas Electric Net Metering

Luckily, Southwest Arkansas Electric offers net metering choices to their consumers. Net metering allows individuals to sell kilowatt hours back to the grid, making the purchase of solar and other electricity sources more economically viable.

Energy Loss

Loss of energy from heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is a reality of operating in the electricity production business. Suppliers must report these losses. Southwest Arkansas Electric recently reported a yearly loss of around 6.60% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of loss earns them a ranking of 1195th best out of 3526 companies who report energy loss in the United States.

Southwest Arkansas Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Southwest Arkansas Electric residential electric rates are highest in February and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.098/kWh$235.75/mo.$98.64/mo.
1134th12.77¢Southwest Arkansas Electric's Average residential price per kWh
2429th$158.13Average monthly electricity bill for Southwest Arkansas Electric's residential customers

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Southwest Arkansas Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:2904 East 9th Street
    Texarkana, Arkansas 71854
    United States of America
  • CEO:Dion Cooper

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Energy Loss

Southwest Arkansas Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1195 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Southwest Arkansas Electric's Power Outages

100.72 min.

vs. national average of 171.11 min.

1.08 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.45

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Southwest Arkansas Electric Coverage Map

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Southwest Arkansas Electric State Coverage

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

Southwest Arkansas Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Hempstead County20,352311.98$123.82/mo
Howard County12,894411.89$119.99/mo
Lafayette County6,373213.20$141.54/mo
Little River County12,104211.96$123.57/mo
Miller County42,875211.96$123.65/mo
Polk County19,476312.02$125.58/mo
Sevier County16,074312.03$126.28/mo

Cities Southwest Arkansas Electric Has Coverage

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

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Southwest Arkansas Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Southwest Arkansas Electric?

You can reach Southwest Arkansas Electric by phone via (870) 772-2743.

How many states does Southwest Arkansas Electric sell electricity to?

Southwest Arkansas Electric supplies electricity to customers in 3 states in the country including Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

How many counties does Southwest Arkansas Electric offer service to?

There are 7 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Southwest Arkansas Electric including Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Southwest Arkansas Electric customers?

Customers of Southwest Arkansas Electric, on average, have an electricity BUNDLED rate 12.77 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Who is the CEO of Southwest Arkansas Electric?

Dion Cooper is the CEO of Southwest Arkansas Electric.

What cities does Southwest Arkansas Electric supply electricity to?

Southwest Arkansas Electric serves electricity to 23 cities throughout the United States.

When will Southwest Arkansas Electric power be restored?

Southwest Arkansas Electric's outages last, on average, around 100.723 minutes per outage.

How much is the average bundled bill for Southwest Arkansas Electric customers each month?

Consumers of Southwest Arkansas Electric pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $158.13.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-07-11