The North Little Rock Electric Department (NLRED) is a department of the City of North Little Rock and has been a consumer-owned utility for over 100 years.  Currently, NLRED is one of the largest municipal electric utilities in Arkansas, providing reliable service to more than 38,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the cities of North Little Rock and Sherwood as well as Pulaski County.

The mission of the North Little Rock Electric Department is to provide reliable power at an affordable cost through responsible, community-focused business practices.

NLRED relies on several different energy resources to comprise our power portfolio, recognizing that greater diversity in our power supply contributes to higher reliability and more stable prices for our customers.


Hydropower is America’s leading renewable energy resource. Of all the renewable power sources, it’s the most reliable and efficient. On average, almost fourteen percent of the entire City’s electricity use is provided by renewable power from the Murray Hydro Generating Plant, located on the Arkansas River at the base of the Big Dam Bridge.  For more information on NLRED’s Hydroelectric Plant, visit


IMG_0851-5At NLRED, our employees leverage their skills, talents and ideas to provide our customers with reliable power and service.  We believe the different backgrounds and perspectives of our employees help make us a better utility.  The path to your new career starts here!  For more information, visit

Do you have a question, problem, concern or compliment?  Just fill out the form below to contact us or call us at 1-501-975-8888.

For outages, please call 1-501-975-8888 (Press 1) or click HERE to report the outage online.  If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.