Jefferson County, Alabama Electric Profile

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Jefferson County, Alabama Overview

Jefferson County is the 12th highest county in the state for non-renewable generation per capita, with an average of 30.43 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable sources.

Jefferson County residents pay an average residential monthly electricity expense of $155.61, which is 3.41% higher than the Alabama average bill of $150.47.

Jefferson County ranks as the 7th worst pollution level due to electricity consumption in the United States and highest in the state, emitting 11,094,929,466.35 kilograms of CO2 gases.

Jefferson County produces approximately 30.02 megawatt hours of electricity using natural gas per resident living in the county. This is the highest average in Alabama.

With 20,252,052.52 megawatt hours of electricity produced from coal, Jefferson County is 1st in Alabama out of 67 counties for total megawatt hours produced from coal.

As the 18th largest producer of electricity of all 3221 counties in the country, Jefferson County generates 20,529,485.14 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    11,500,912  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.05  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    20,529,485  MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    20,529,485  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    30.43  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    11,094,929,466  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    16,443.73  kg

Birmingham, AL Electric Overview

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Birmingham's residents spend, on average, 14.04 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 7.33% more than Alabama's average price of 13.08 cents. The city has an average of 1.03 electrical outages per consumer per year. These outages are on average 120.4 minutes. In contrast, the US average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $156.98 per month, while the Alabama average is $150.47. Consumers in Birmingham pay 4.32% more compared to the rest of the state.

Electricity consumption in Birmingham results in the release of 1,166,318,006.21 kilograms of CO2 pollution each year, which is the 3rd highest amount in the state out of 593 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per resident in the city, which amounts to 5,810.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Birmingham is the 322nd highest polluting city in Alabama. The city has one electricity plant.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Birmingham

Birmingham 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 Birmingham
343rd $156.98 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Birmingham Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Birmingham, 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

Zips with electric coverage in Birmingham, Alabama include: 35242, 35215, 35226, 35209, 35173, 35211, 35020, 35023, 35235, 35126, 35022 and 30 other zip code(s).

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Hoover, AL Electric Overview

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Hoover's residents spend, on average, 14.04 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 7.33% more than Alabama's average price of 13.08 cents. The city has an average of 1.03 electrical outages per consumer per year. These outages are on average 120.4 minutes. In contrast, the US average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $156.98 per month, while the Alabama average is $150.47. Consumers in Hoover pay 4.32% more compared to the rest of the state.

The electricity sold in Hoover has to be sourced from neighboring cities and rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city. For every citizen in the city there are 5,810.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 538,068,206.44 kilograms, which is the 6th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hoover

Hoover 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 Hoover
343rd $156.98 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hoover Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hoover, 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

Zips with electric coverage in Hoover, Alabama include: 35242, 35216, 35226, 35244, 35211, 35124, 35022, 35080, 35243

Vestavia Hills, AL Electric Overview

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Vestavia Hills's residents spend, on average, 14.04 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity. Sadly, this is 7.33% more than Alabama's average price of 13.08 cents. The city has an average of 1.03 electrical outages per consumer per year. These outages are on average 120.4 minutes. In contrast, the US average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage. The average monthly residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $156.98 per month, while the Alabama average is $150.47. Consumers in Vestavia Hills pay 4.32% more compared to the rest of the state.

The electricity sold in Vestavia Hills has to be sourced from neighboring cities and rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city. For every citizen in the city there are 5,810.3 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 227,194,166.77 kilograms, which is the 12th worst total amount of pollution for all cities in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Vestavia Hills

Vestavia Hills 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 Vestavia Hills
343rd $156.98 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Vestavia Hills Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Vestavia Hills, 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

Zips with electric coverage in Vestavia Hills, Alabama include: 35242, 35216, 35226, 35209, 35243, 35210, 35223

Energy Production in Jefferson County, Alabama

Power Plants in Jefferson County, Alabama

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Jefferson County AL Coal 20,528,965.22 19,804,763,994.22 964.72 Yes
ABC CokeDrummond Company, Inc. (100.00%)
Tarrant AL Other Gas 520 30,031.96 57.75

Jefferson County, Alabama Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Jefferson County, Coal makes up 98.65% of the fuel used for electricity generation. Natural Gas and Other Gas account for 1.35% and 0.00% of electricity production, respectively. The county's residents average 16,443.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 78th worst in the United States in this category. This equals a total emissions amount from electricity use of 11,094,929,466.35 kilograms. There are 2 electricity generation plants in Jefferson County, which is the 5th highest number of power plants in a county in the state.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
98.65%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
1.35%
OTHER GAS
Other Gas
0.00%

Energy Loss

The county has 3 electricity companies who report energy loss. The average energy loss amount for these providers is 4.49%. The nationwide average is 2.76%, meaning Jefferson County ranks 1699th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Jefferson County, Alabama

Providers In Each City in Jefferson County:

  • Adamsville, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Bessemer, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 67.35%
    • Bessemer Utilities: 32.65%
  • Birmingham, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Brighton, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 91.11%
    • Bessemer Utilities: 8.89%
  • Brookside, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Cardiff, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Center Point, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Clay, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Dora, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Fairfield, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Fultondale, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Gardendale, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Graysville, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Homewood, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Hoover, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Hueytown, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Irondale, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Kimberly, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Lipscomb, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Maytown, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Midfield, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Morris, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Mountain Brook, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Mulga, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • North Johns, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Pinson, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Pleasant Grove, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Sylvan Springs, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Tarrant, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.31%
    • Tarrant Electric: 49.69%
  • Trussville, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Vestavia Hills, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Warrior, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • West Jefferson, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

Jefferson County, Alabama is home to 3 electricity companies serving customers in the area.

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Jefferson County, Alabama?

The largest electricity company in Jefferson County, Alabama by total customer count is Alabama Power.

How many power plants are located within Jefferson County, Alabama?

There are 2 active electricity plants located in Jefferson County, Alabama

What electricity companies offer service in Jefferson County, Alabama?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Alabama Power 38,116
2 Bessemer Utilities 11,231
3 Tarrant Electric 2,743

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-24