Covington County, Alabama Electric Profile

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Covington County, Alabama Overview

The average monthly residential electric bill in Covington County totals $158.56. For comparison, the Alabama average bill is $150.47

Covington County continues to make strides with the decrease of non-renewable fuel type usage. The county has achieved a 3.81% reduction in the use of these fuels for electricity generation over the past 12 months.

The county is ranked as the 11th highest generator of electricity out of 67 counties in the state for electricity generation, generating 4,011,328.01 megawatt hours.

Covington County is the 5 highest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 67 counties in the state, with a population of 37,570 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 4,011,328.01.

Covington County is 6th in the state out of 67 counties for natural gas generation, with 3,998,431.6 megawatt hours generated using the fuel type.

Covington County averages 0.31 megawatt hours per person generated from renewable electricity sources, which is 28th highest in the state.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    640,397  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.05  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,011,328  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    11,827  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,999,501  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    106.77  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    255,284,098  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,794.89  kg

Andalusia, AL Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Andalusia is about 13.92 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 341st out of 593 cities in the state. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Andalusia Utilities. The power grid in the city deals with an average of 1.03 outages per customer per year, with outages lasting around 120.4 minutes per outage. The United States averages for these two data points are 1.21 outages each year and 122.99 minutes each outage.

Coming in at as the 79th worst ranked city out of 593 cities in the state, Andalusia releases 51,159,650.11 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 6th worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 5,810.3 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Andalusia

Andalusia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.080/kWh $214.79/mo.$80.86/mo.
341st 13.92¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Andalusia
226th $148.1 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Andalusia Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Andalusia, Alabama

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Alabama Power BUNDLED 14.04 156.98 17,466,982 2,451,697,000
Andalusia Utilities BUNDLED 13.16 123.88 41,548 5,466,000
Covington Electric Coop BUNDLED 14.54 162.55 298,927 43,453,000

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Opp, AL Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Opp is about 13.84 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 338th out of 593 cities in the state. City of Opp Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $154.01 per month, while the US average is $122.19. Customers in Opp pay 26.05% more compared to other citizens in the United States.

Coming in at as the 97th worst ranked city out of 593 cities in the state, Opp releases 39,341,509.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 322nd worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 5,810.3 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Opp

Opp residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.080/kWh $214.79/mo.$80.86/mo.
338th 13.84¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Opp
277th $154.01 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Opp Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Opp, Alabama

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Alabama Power BUNDLED 14.04 156.98 17,466,982 2,451,697,000
City of Opp Utilities BUNDLED 8.67 87.94 32,092.28 2,783,893.52
Covington Electric Coop BUNDLED 14.54 162.55 298,927 43,453,000

Florala, AL Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Florala is about 14.04 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the city 371st out of 593 cities in the state. Alabama Power is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on residential customer count. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $156.98 per month, while the US average is $122.19. Customers in Florala pay 28.47% more compared to other citizens in the United States.

Coming in at as the 228th worst ranked city out of 593 cities in the state, Florala releases 11,173,197.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total also equates to a ranking of 322nd worst in the state for pollution per person with an average of 5,810.3 kilograms of emissions per person. The city has no electricity producing plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Florala

Florala residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.152/kWh$0.080/kWh $214.79/mo.$80.86/mo.
371st 14.04¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Florala
343rd $156.98 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Florala Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Florala, Alabama

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Alabama Power BUNDLED 14.04 156.98 17,466,982 2,451,697,000

Energy Production in Covington County, Alabama

Power Plants in Covington County, Alabama

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Covington County AL Natural Gas 3,999,501.01 1,599,052,400.74 399.81
Covington County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 6,290
River Falls AL Conventional Hydroelectric 5,537

Covington County, Alabama Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Covington County results in the release of 255,284,098.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 1040th highest in the country out of 3221 counties and 24th highest in the state out of 67 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 6,794.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Covington County as the 9th highest polluting county in Alabama. Natural Gas makes up 99.68% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Covington County. Conventional Hydroelectric and Distillate Fuel Oil make up 0.29% and 0.03% of generation, respectively. Covington County has the 5th highest power producing plants of any county in the state, with 3 total power plants.

NATURAL GAS
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99.68%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.29%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.03%

Covington County, Alabama Net Metering

Covington County has 2 out of 5 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Alabama has poor regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 4 providers in Covington County that report energy loss, including Alabama Power, Covington Electric Coop, and Andalusia Utilities. Combined, these 4 electricity providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.76% of electricity produced. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Covington County having a rank of 948th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Covington County:

  • Andalusia, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 33.75%
    • Andalusia Utilities: 32.51%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 33.75%
  • Babbie, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Carolina, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Dozier, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Florala, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Gantt, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Heath, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Horn Hill, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Libertyville, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Lockhart, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Onycha, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Opp, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 46.00%
    • City of Opp Utilities: 8.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 46.00%
  • Red Level, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • River Falls, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%
  • Sanford, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Covington Electric Coop: 50.00%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Covington County, Alabama?

The largest electricity supplier in Covington County, Alabama by total customer count is Alabama Power.

Which electricity companies offer service in Covington County, Alabama?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Alabama Power 34,512
2 Covington Electric Coop 14,228
3 Andalusia Utilities 4,699
4 City of Opp Utilities 3,157
5 Southern Pine Electric Cooperative 155

How many power plants are within Covington County, Alabama?

Covington County, Alabama has 3 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

How many electric companies offer service in Covington County, Alabama?

Covington County, Alabama is home to 5 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-04-22