Lee County, Alabama Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lee County, Alabama Electricity Overview

Lee County has seen a reduction of 5.67% in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production during the previous 12 months.

Lee County's average residential electricity rate is 12.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.46% less than the national average price of 13.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

Natural gas makes up 94.59% of the electricity production in Lee County, resulting in a ranking of 2nd out of 67 counties in the state for natural gas production.

In Lee County, 11,256,868 megawatt hours of electricity are produced from non-renewable fuel sources. Lee County ranks 6th in Alabama out of 67 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources.

With a population of 174,241 citizens, Lee County is the 8th largest county in Alabama.

Lee County produces 643,228 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel sources. This ranks Lee County 5th in Alabama out of 67 counties for total renewable electricity production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,968,950 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    17.04 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    11,900,096 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    643,228 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    11,256,868 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    68.3 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,045,697,380 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,001.44 kg

Auburn, AL Electricity Overview

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Auburn averages a residential electricity rate of 13.42 cents per kilowatt hour spent by consumers within their city limits. Sadly, this is 1.93% above Alabama's average rate of 13.16 cents. Customers in the city pay an average monthly residential electricity bill of $150.88. This is 0.16% higher than the Alabama average bill of $150.65. Customers in Auburn deal with 1.03 power outages per year with outages lasting an average of 120.4 minutes.

Electricity use in Auburn has byproducts of 444,434,861.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 7th largest emissions amount of any city in Alabama. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 5,836.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Auburn as the 25th highest polluting city in the state. The inhabitants of Auburn must use power from outside city limits because they don't have any power producing plants within city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Auburn

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.080/kWh$214.79/mo.$80.86/mo.
235th13.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Auburn
254th$150.88Average residential monthly electricity bill for Auburn Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Auburn, Alabama

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.07157.317,515,0142,464,564,000
Dixie Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.20146.62299,78636,561,000
Tallapoosa River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.78132.8367,54543,305,000

Zips with electric coverage in Auburn, Alabama include: 36830, 36832, 36801, 36804, 36849, 36879

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Opelika, AL Electricity Overview

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Opelika averages a residential electricity rate of 12.52 cents per kilowatt hour spent by consumers within their city limits. Thankfully, this is 4.86% below Alabama's average rate of 13.16 cents. Opelika Power has an estimated 13,525 residential customers, which is more than all other electricity suppliers who operate in the city. The city experiences an average of 1.03 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages last on average of 120.4 minutes. In comparison, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Electricity use in Opelika has byproducts of 180,912,999.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 18th largest emissions amount of any city in Alabama. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 5,836.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Opelika as the 405th highest polluting city in the state. The inhabitants of Opelika must use power from outside city limits because they don't have any power producing plants within city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Opelika

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.080/kWh$214.79/mo.$80.86/mo.
94th12.52¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Opelika
66th$136.64Average residential monthly electricity bill for Opelika Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Opelika, Alabama

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.07157.317,515,0142,464,564,000
Opelika PowerBUNDLED11.66118.51138,65616,163,000
Tallapoosa River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.78132.8367,54543,305,000

Zips with electric coverage in Opelika, Alabama include: 36830, 36801, 36804, 36852

Smiths Station, AL Electricity Overview

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Smiths Station averages a residential electricity rate of 12.93 cents per kilowatt hour spent by consumers within their city limits. Thankfully, this is 1.80% below Alabama's average rate of 13.16 cents. Alabama Power has an estimated 278 residential customers, which is more than all other electricity suppliers who operate in the city. The city experiences an average of 1.03 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages last on average of 120.4 minutes. In comparison, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Electricity use in Smiths Station has byproducts of 31,425,571.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 109th largest emissions amount of any city in Alabama. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the city, which is 5,836.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks Smiths Station as the 25th highest polluting city in the state. The inhabitants of Smiths Station must use power from outside city limits because they don't have any power producing plants within city boundaries.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Smiths Station

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.152/kWh$0.080/kWh$214.79/mo.$80.86/mo.
170th12.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Smiths Station
184th$145.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Smiths Station Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Smiths Station, Alabama

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alabama PowerBUNDLED14.07157.317,515,0142,464,564,000
Tallapoosa River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.78132.8367,54543,305,000

Electricity Production in Lee County, Alabama

Power Plants in Lee County, Alabama

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
H Allen Franklin Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
Lee County AL Natural Gas 11,256,7344,191,300,026.48372.34
Lee County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 464,697
Lee County AL Conventional Hydroelectric 178,531
Walton Discover Power FacilityWalton Discover LLC (100.00%)
Lee County AL Natural Gas 13446,905.04350.04

Lee County, Alabama Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Around 1,045,697,379.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Lee County due to electricity use. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per capita, which amounts to 6,001.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this calculation Lee County is the 1025th highest polluting county in the US. The county has 4 power generation plants, which is 566th most in the US. Lee County's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which accounts for 94.59% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the county.

NATURAL GAS
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94.59%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
5.41%

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Lee County is 3.74%. This includes data from 4 companies, including Alabama Power, Opelika Power, and Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Lee County a rank of 3rd best in Alabama out of 67 counties.

Providers In Each City in Lee County:

  • Auburn, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 70.36%
    • Dixie Electric Cooperative: 6.07%
    • Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative: 23.57%
  • Cusseta, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Loachapoka, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 100.00%
  • Opelika, Alabama:
    • Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative: 34.16%
    • Opelika Power: 31.69%
    • Alabama Power: 34.16%
  • Smiths Station, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%
  • Waverly, Alabama:
    • Alabama Power: 50.00%
    • Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative: 50.00%

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

FAQ

How many power plants are within Lee County, Alabama?

There are 4 power plants in Lee County, Alabama

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

The largest electricity supplier in Lee County, Alabama by total revenue is Alabama Power.

Which electricity companies offer service in Lee County, Alabama?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Alabama Power20,746
2Opelika Power13,548
3Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative4,234
4Dixie Electric Cooperative912

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

There are 4 electricity providers offering service in Lee County, Alabama.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-27