Principal electricity providers in Arkansas:
- Entergy Corporation
- Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas
- AEP SWEPCO
There are also 12 communities that provide their own electricity: Jonesboro, Benton, Bentonville, Conway, Siloam Springs, Osceola, Clarksville, Prescott, Hope, North Little Rock, West Memphis, and Paragould.
- For Annual 2017, at an average industrial retail price of 5.93 cents per kWh, Arkansas is ranked 8th lowest in the nation and ranks as the sixth lowest among southern states. The 2017 US average industrial retail price is 6.91 cents per kWh. (Equates to Arkansas being 14.2% below the national average)
- For Annual 2017, at an average total all sectors retail price of 8.18 cents per kWh, Arkansas is ranked fourth lowest in the nation. The 2017 US average total all sectors retail price is 10.54 cents per kWh. (Equates to Arkansas being 22.4% below the national average)
- For Annual 2017, Arkansas is ranked sixth lowest in the nation with an average commercial retail price of 8.44 cents per kWh. Our state is ranked the third lowest among southern states behind Oklahoma and Texas. The 2017 US average is 10.68 cents per kWh. (Equates to Arkansas being 21% below the national average)
- Arkansas retail sales of electricity increased 3.8% in the industrial sector from 2016 to 2017, while the US experienced a decrease of 5.2% in the industrial sector during the same timeframe.