Electricity in Tennessee
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Tennessee
- Population see rank6,910,840
- Total Production see rank81,478,884 MWh / 11.79 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank100,213,711 MWh / 14.5 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank13,308,307 MWh / 1.93 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank32,020,983,357 kg / 4,633.44 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank68,170,577 MWh / 9.86 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tennessee
Tennessee residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.
Historical Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Tennessee
Tennessee's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in Tennessee in 2022 is 11.39 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 18.61% less than the national average rate of 13.99 cents.. While there are 84 electricity providers who operate in Tennessee, the electricity market is regulated and residents only have one or two supplier choices determined by their home address. Producing 11.79 megawatt hours per citizen, Tennessee ranks as the 31st highest per capita producer of electricity in the US. There is a deficiency of 18734826.689999998 megawatt hours in the state due to the fact that citizens are using 22.99% more electricity than is produced. This leads to the necessity to import extra megawatt hours from outside of the state. Over the last 12 months, Tennessee has seen a 3.88% decline in the use of renewable fuels for electricity production. Customers in Tennessee deal with 1.87 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 175.57 minutes.
Residential Electricity Providers in Tennessee
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Memphis Light, Gas and Water||BUNDLED||10.79||122.55||5,161,083||556,630,319|
|Nashville Electric Service||BUNDLED||12.17||129.43||4,879,987||593,764,000||3|
|Middle Tennessee Electric||BUNDLED||10.54||134.96||4,304,850||453,546,000|
|Knoxville Utilities Board||BUNDLED||11.14||123.58||2,473,123||275,421,000|
|Volunteer Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||11.15||131.56||1,425,329||158,949,000|
|Duck River Electric||BUNDLED||11.50||154.46||1,086,651||124,961,000|
Power Plants in Tennessee
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Watts Bar Nuclear PlantTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Cumberland (TN)Tennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
Gallatin (TN)Tennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
John SevierTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
|Hawkins County||Natural Gas||4,015,831||1,520,267,850.78||378.57|
Lagoon CreekTennessee Valley Authority (100.00%)
|Haywood County||Natural Gas||3,015,109||1,157,110,284.5||383.77|
Tennessee Eastman OperationsEastman Chemical Company (100.00%)
Tennessee released 32,020,983,356.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity production, which is the 17th highest in the nation.
At $136.46, the average monthly residential electric bill in Tennessee is 10.17% higher than the US average.
Wind produces 40,827.48 megawatt hours of electricity in Tennessee. This equals roughly 0.01 megawatt hours per person in Tennessee being produced from wind power, giving the state a rank of 39th highest in the United States in that category.
Tennessee is the 30th highest producing state of solar energy.
Over 16.33% of Tennessee's electricity generation comes from sustainable fuel types, putting Tennessee at 19th in the nation for total sustainable electricity production.
Tennessee ranks 17th for electricity consumption per capita, with residents consuming 14.5 megawatt hours per year per person.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Van Buren County||6,168||2||11.40||$129.98/mo|
Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a state. Tennessee averages 4,633.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity use, which ranks them 27th worst in the US. At 4,633.44 kilograms per person and 6,910,840 people in the state, the state emits 32,020,983,356.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Electricity plants in the state most often use Nuclear, which makes up 43.36% of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Coal and Natural Gas make up 22.41% and 17.75% of generation, respectively. There are 26 electricity generation plants in the state of Tennessee, which is the 33rd most power plants in a state in the US and translates to the 49th highest amount of plants per resident.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Tennessee
How much does electricity cost in Tennessee?
Anything below the Tennessee average of 11.39 cents per kilowatt hour is a good electricity rate. The rates in the state range from 9.35 cents to 12.78 cents per kilowatt hour, with New Bern Electric currently having the lowest rates.
Does Tennessee have a deregulated electricity market?
Tennessee has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that citizens in the state normally have only one or two electricity provider options to choose from due to state legislation.
Where does Tennessee get its electricity?
Nuclear is the primary fuel source used for electricity generation in Tennessee, making up 43.36% of production. Coal and Natural Gas also make up 22.41% and 17.75% respectively.
How many electric companies offer service in Tennessee?
There are 84 electricity companies serving consumers in Tennessee.
What electricity companies are in Tennessee?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Nashville Electric Service||427,389|
|2||Memphis Light, Gas and Water||422,797|
|3||Middle Tennessee Electric||319,609|
|4||Knoxville Utilities Board||210,464|
|6||Volunteer Electric Cooperative||122,030|
|9||Duck River Electric||79,952|
What is the average electric bill in Tennessee?
The average electricity bill in the state of Tennessee in 2022 is $136 while the national average is $124.
Which electricity company is the largest provider in Tennessee?
By total revenue, Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the largest electricity company in Tennessee.
How many power plants are located within Tennessee?
Tennessee is home to 26 active electricity plants generating electricity for the state.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Tennessee?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||New Bern Electric||9.35||1,818|
|2||Chickasaw Electric Cooperative||9.76||21,158|
|5||Springfield TN Electric||9.92||8,544|
|6||Weakley County Municipal Electric System||9.93||20,576|
|7||Covington, Tennessee Electric Utility||9.94||4,710|
|9||Bristol TN Electric||9.98||34,108|
|10||Sevier County Electric||10.01||58,528|