Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation

About Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation serves electricity to 131 cities in Louisiana including cities such as Shreveport, Lafayette, Bossier City, Alexandria, and Natchitoches. The entity is an electricity cooperative. The supplier last disclosed a total of 102,586 residential customers, 8,519 commercial accounts and 26 industrial customer accounts, which makes up the whole of their customer base. On average, Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation charges their patrons a residential electricity price of 9.22 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 30.51% lower than the US average rate of 13.26 cents. They had sales of 2,346,754 megawatt hours in 2020 by way of retail sales and 40,008 megawatt hours through the wholesale market. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation earned $222,189,500 in 2020. $2,083,000 of which came from electricity sales on the wholesale market and $217,062,000 of which came from sales to retail electricity customers.

The state average monthly residential power bill is $125.04, while the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation average is 1.59% more at $126.92 per month. Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation ranks 34th in the state for average monthly bill total. The supplier currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates from other providers and then resell it to end customers. Customers of the supplier experience 2.3 power outages each year with outages lasting on average 211.2 minutes.

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation Net Metering

Fortunately, Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation offers net metering options to their customers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially installing private solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation currently loses around 4.41% of the electricity that they generate. The state of Louisiana has an energy loss average of 2.69% and the national average is 2.76%, resulting in Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation receiving a rank of 9th best out of 35 companies reporting energy loss in Louisiana.

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation Rate & Electric Bills

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.095/kWh$0.092/kWh$134.84/mo.$126.56/mo.
338th9.22¢Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation's Average residential price per kWh
2128th$126.92Average monthly electric bill for Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation's residential customers

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:2727 Southeast Evangeline Thruway
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70509
    United States of America
  • CEO:Glenn A. Tamporello

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Energy provider of the year for Louisiana, Major Provider Category
Shortest Average Electricity Outages
Louisiana, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Louisiana, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Least Outages Per Year
Louisiana, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Louisiana, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Least Outages Per Year
Louisiana, Major Provider Category
Claim Award

Energy Loss

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.41%

Total Energy Loss

110,123MWh

759 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation's Power Outages

211.2 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

2.3 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Louisiana111,131217,062,0007100%

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Acadia Parish62,04539.83$126.80/mo
Allen Parish25,627410.58$129.03/mo
Beauregard Parish37,497410.56$128.57/mo
Bienville Parish13,24149.60$118.90/mo
Bossier Parish127,039310.17$126.91/mo
Caddo Parish240,20439.74$123.49/mo
Caldwell Parish9,91839.27$119.52/mo
Cameron Parish6,973310.18$123.20/mo
Claiborne Parish15,67039.61$114.43/mo
De Soto Parish27,463310.57$132.84/mo

Cities Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation Has Coverage

  • Abbeville, LA
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Anacoco, LA
  • Arcadia, LA
  • Arnaudville, LA
  • Ashland, LA
  • Atlanta, LA
  • Ball, LA
  • Basile, LA
  • Belcher, LA
  • Benton, LA
  • Bienville, LA
  • Blanchard, LA
  • Bossier City, LA
  • Boyce, LA
  • Breaux Bridge, LA
  • Broussard, LA
  • Bryceland, LA
  • Calvin, LA
  • Campti, LA
  • Cankton, LA
  • Carencro, LA
  • Castor, LA
  • Chataignier, LA
  • Church Point, LA
  • Clarence, LA
  • Colfax, LA
  • Converse, LA
  • Cotton Valley, LA
  • Coushatta, LA
  • Creola, LA
  • Crowley, LA
  • Cullen, LA
  • DeRidder, LA
  • Delcambre, LA
  • Dixie Inn, LA
  • Dodson, LA
  • Doyline, LA
  • Dry Prong, LA
  • Dubberly, LA
  • Duson, LA
  • Edgefield, LA
  • Elizabeth, LA
  • Erath, LA
  • Estherwood, LA
  • Eunice, LA
  • Fisher, LA
  • Florien, LA
  • Georgetown, LA
  • Gibsland, LA
  • Gilliam, LA
  • Goldonna, LA
  • Grand Cane, LA
  • Grand Coteau, LA
  • Greenwood, LA
  • Gueydan, LA
  • Hall Summit, LA
  • Haughton, LA
  • Heflin, LA
  • Henderson, LA
  • Hodge, LA
  • Hornbeck, LA
  • Hosston, LA
  • Ida, LA
  • Iota, LA
  • Jamestown, LA
  • Jonesboro, LA
  • Kaplan, LA
  • Keachi, LA
  • Krotz Springs, LA
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Leesville, LA
  • Leonville, LA
  • Logansport, LA
  • Longstreet, LA
  • Lucky, LA
  • Mamou, LA
  • Mansfield, LA
  • Many, LA
  • Martin, LA
  • Maurice, LA
  • Melville, LA
  • Mermentau, LA
  • Minden, LA
  • Montgomery, LA
  • Mooringsport, LA
  • Morse, LA
  • Mount Lebanon, LA
  • Natchez, LA
  • Natchitoches, LA
  • New Llano, LA
  • Noble, LA
  • Oil City, LA
  • Opelousas, LA
  • Palmetto, LA
  • Parks, LA
  • Pine Prairie, LA
  • Plain Dealing, LA
  • Pleasant Hill, LA
  • Pollock, LA
  • Port Barre, LA
  • Powhatan, LA
  • Provencal, LA
  • Rayne, LA
  • Ringgold, LA
  • Robeline, LA
  • Rodessa, LA
  • Rosepine, LA
  • Saline, LA
  • Sarepta, LA
  • Scott, LA
  • Shongaloo, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Sibley, LA
  • Sikes, LA
  • Simpson, LA
  • South Mansfield, LA
  • Springhill, LA
  • St. Martinville, LA
  • Stanley, LA
  • Stonewall, LA
  • Sunset, LA
  • Tullos, LA
  • Turkey Creek, LA
  • Urania, LA
  • Ville Platte, LA
  • Vivian, LA
  • Washington, LA
  • Winnfield, LA
  • Youngsville, LA
  • Zwolle, LA

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

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Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation FAQ:

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation customers?

Consumers of Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 9.22 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How much is the average bundled bill for Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation customers each month?

Consumers of Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $126.92.

Who is the CEO of Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation?

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation’s CEO is Glenn A. Tamporello.

What is the phone number for Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation?

The Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation phone number is (337) 896-5384.

How many counties does Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation have customers in in?

There are 26 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation including, Louisiana.

What cities does Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation sell electricity in?

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation has customers in 131 cities.

When will Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation power be restored?

Average outage times for Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation are approximately 211.2 minutes per outage.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-07