Houston County, Alabama Electric Profile

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At $156.09, the average monthly residential electric bill in Houston County is 29.82% higher than the national average.

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Houston County emitted 99,763.75 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 2901st highest polluting county out of 3220 counties in the nation.

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Citizens of Houston County consume enough electricity to emit 0.94 kilograms of CO2 gases per year per person, compared to the national average of 4,494.55.

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In Houston County, 12,700,643 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable sources. Houston County is 4th out of 67 counties in the state for total electricity production from non-renewable fuel types.

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Houston County’s average residential price per kilowatt hour is 1.39% below the nationwide average rate, at 13.26 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents.

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By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in Houston County is Dothan Utilities.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,839,856 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.38 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    12,700,643 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    12,700,643 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    119.95 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    99,764 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    0.94 kg

Dothan, AL Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Dothan are paying a residential electricity rate of 12.62 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully for the residents, this rate is below both the Alabama and the United States average rates of 12.97 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Power plants in the city are fueled by non-renewable fuels for 100.00% of the megawatt hours they produce. This is 9th most out of the 586 cities in the state. They had a rise in the average emissions per capita of about 3.98% throughout the last year.

As the 7th worst ranked city out of 586 cities in Alabama, Dothan emits 411,616,843.27 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use a year. More importantly, the city averages 6,062.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 8th highest in Alabama in this category. The city has the 3rd highest power producing plant of any city in the state, with one total power plant. This is the 15th most plants per resident in the state. Dothan's power plants most often use Distillate Fuel Oil, which makes up 100.00% of the fuel used for electricity production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Dothan

Dothan residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.113/kWh$210.56/mo.$110.66/mo.
182nd12.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Dothan
304th$149.1Average residential monthly electricity bill for Dothan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Dothan, Alabama

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Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.00160.22No DataIcon representing missing value.17,818,7242,494,336,000
Dothan UtilitiesBUNDLED9.56116.26No DataIcon representing missing value.379,94036,329,500
Pea River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.23142.17No DataIcon representing missing value.206,99925,311,800
Wiregrass ElectricBUNDLED12.87155.61No DataIcon representing missing value.305,26639,282,000

Zips with electric coverage in Dothan, Alabama include: 36301, 36303, 36305, 36345, 36350, 36312, 36321

Ashford, AL Electric Overview

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Ashford's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 13.43 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.53% higher than the average Alabama rate of 12.97 cents, a potentially frustrating state of affairs for citizens of the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $157.91 per month. Customers in Ashford experience 1.03 electrical outages each year with outages lasting an average of 120.4 minutes.

For every person in the city there are 6,056.92 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 356th worst in Alabama out of 586 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 14,948,469.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ashford

Ashford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.113/kWh$210.56/mo.$110.66/mo.
296th13.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ashford
346th$157.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ashford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ashford, Alabama

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Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.00160.22No DataIcon representing missing value.17,818,7242,494,336,000
Wiregrass ElectricBUNDLED12.87155.61No DataIcon representing missing value.305,26639,282,000

Taylor, AL Electric Overview

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Taylor has an average residential electricity rate of 13.01 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.31% higher than the average state price of 12.97 cents and 3.24% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. The largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Dothan Utilities. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $120.24, while the Taylor average is 27.12% higher at $152.85 per month.

Taylor emits 6,056.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 14th worst polluting city out of 586 cities in the state. With total emissions of 13,846,111.04 kilograms, the city ranks 198th worst in Alabama for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 39,722.62 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Taylor

Taylor residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.113/kWh$210.56/mo.$110.66/mo.
263rd13.01¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Taylor
335th$152.85Average residential monthly electricity bill for Taylor Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Taylor, Alabama

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Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.00160.22No DataIcon representing missing value.17,818,7242,494,336,000
Dothan UtilitiesBUNDLED9.56116.26No DataIcon representing missing value.379,94036,329,500
Hartford UtilitiesBUNDLED11.69121.75No DataIcon representing missing value.15,618.241,826,212.93
Wiregrass ElectricBUNDLED12.87155.61No DataIcon representing missing value.305,26639,282,000

Energy Production in Houston County, Alabama

Power Plants in Houston County, Alabama

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Houston County AL Nuclear 12,699,782No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Crestwood DothanCrestwood Corp (100.00%)
Dothan AL Distillate Fuel Oil 861688,675.57799.86No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Houston County, Alabama Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 99,763.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Houston County from electricity use per year. This total also equates to a ranking of 2930th highest in the country for emissions per resident from electricity use, with an average of 0.94 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The county is home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is 12th highest in the state and 29th highest when counting power plants per capita. Houston County's fuel of choice is Nuclear, with 99.99% of electricity production coming from this fuel type.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
99.99%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

Energy Loss

There are 3 providers in Houston County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average a yearly energy loss of 4.45% of electricity produced. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Houston County a rank of 36th best in the state out of 67 counties.

Power Companies in Houston County, Alabama

Providers In Each City in Houston County:

  • Ashford, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Avon, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Columbia, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 49.72%
    • Three Notch EMC: 0.55%
    • Alabama Power: 49.72%
  • Cottonwood, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Cowarts, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 47.43%
    • Dothan Utilities: 5.15%
    • Alabama Power: 47.43%
  • Dothan, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 38.54%
    • Pea River Electric Cooperative: 1.05%
    • Dothan Utilities: 20.82%
    • Alabama Power: 39.59%
  • Gordon, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Kinsey, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Madrid, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Newton, Alabama:
    • Pea River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
  • Rehobeth, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 49.54%
    • Dothan Utilities: 0.93%
    • Alabama Power: 49.54%
  • Taylor, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 43.72%
    • Hartford Utilities: 3.20%
    • Dothan Utilities: 9.37%
    • Alabama Power: 43.72%
  • Webb, Alabama:
    • Wiregrass Electric: 50.00%
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Houston County, Alabama?

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1Dothan Utilities29,647
2Alabama Power19,142
3Wiregrass Electric12,418

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Houston County, Alabama?

The largest electricity provider in Houston County, Alabama by total customer count is Dothan Utilities.

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

There are 3 electricity providers operating in Houston County, Alabama.

How many power plants are located in Houston County, Alabama?

There are 2 electricity plants in Houston County, Alabama

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16