Highlands County, Florida Electric Profile

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Highlands County is 944th in the national rankings for total megawatt hours produced from renewable energy, with 89,205 megawatt hours produced from sustainable sources.

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When calculating by customer count, Duke Energy Florida is the largest provider in Highlands County.

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Highlands County citizens are responsible for 4,192.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita each year, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,494.55.

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Highlands County produces 0.68% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel types, giving it a ranking of 34th in the state out of 67 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable sources.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Highlands County is 13.55 cents. This is approximately 0.77% more than the nationwide average price of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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At $148.4, the Highlands County average monthly residential electric bill is 12.53% higher than the Florida average bill.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,189,248 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.2 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    89,815 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    89,205 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    610 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.85 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    445,378,063 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,192.94 kg

Avon Park, FL Electric Overview

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Avon Park averages a residential electricity rate of 13.30 cents per kilowatt hour paid by customers within the city borders, ranking the city at 698th out of 920 cities in the state. There was a 79.73% drop in the use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable fuel sources in the city in the previous 12 months. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $146.44 per month.

Emissions in Avon Park average 4,574.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 19th highest polluting city out of 920 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 47,849,825.8 kilograms, the city ranks 310th worst in Florida for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. Roughly 92.47% of Avon Park’s electricity is generated using Distillate Fuel Oil. Avon Park has the 18th highest number of electricity generation plants of any city in the state, with one total power plant. This translates to the 20th most power plants per citizen in Florida.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Avon Park

Avon Park residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
698th13.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Avon Park
808th$146.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Avon Park Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Avon Park, Florida

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Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.63145.341,015.6121,420,1342,919,734,774
Peace River ElectricBUNDLED12.30149.79No DataIcon representing missing value.608,77974,891,800

Sebring, FL Electric Overview

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On average, citizens living in Sebring are charged a residential electricity rate of 13.70 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.93% above the state's average price of 11.82 cents and 1.88% higher than the nationwide average of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Florida has 1,031 total residential customers, more than all other providers in the city. The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $147.12 per month.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Sebring averages 4,528.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 21st worst in Florida out of 920 cities for emissions efficiency. At 4,528.05 kilograms per person and 10,377 citizens in the city, the city emits 46,987,555.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 319th worst rank in Florida for total emissions. The electricity sold in Sebring has to be sourced from surrounding cities or rural areas, since there are no power generation plants in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sebring

Sebring residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
835th13.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sebring
813th$147.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sebring Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sebring, Florida

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Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.63145.34No DataIcon representing missing value.21,420,1342,919,734,774
Glades Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.13157.63No DataIcon representing missing value.175,10024,739,000

Zips with electric coverage in Sebring, Florida include: 33870, 33872, 33875, 33876

Lake Placid, FL Electric Overview

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On average, Lake Placid's inhabitants pay a residential electricity rate of 13.88 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 17.42% above the average state rate of 11.82 cents. The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $131.88, while the Lake Placid average is 14.86% more at $151.48 per month. This is the 859th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state. Duke Energy Florida has 244 total residential customers, more than any other vendor who operates in the city.

Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city limits, Lake Placid must rely on neighboring cities or rural areas to bring in the megawatt hours they consume each year. For every citizen in the city there are 4,528.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This ranks the city 352nd worst in Florida out of 920 cities for emissions per capita. This results in a total pollution amount of 8,634,987.81 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lake Placid

Lake Placid residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
907th13.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lake Placid
859th$151.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lake Placid Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lake Placid, Florida

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Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.63145.34No DataIcon representing missing value.21,420,1342,919,734,774
Glades Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.13157.63No DataIcon representing missing value.175,10024,739,000

Energy Production in Highlands County, Florida

Power Plants in Highlands County, Florida

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Lake Placid Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Highlands County FL Solar 89,205No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Avon Park FL Distillate Fuel Oil 610728,619.741,194.46No DataIcon representing missing value.10/2020

Highlands County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Highlands County, Solar is 99.32% of the fuel sources used for electricity production. Distillate Fuel Oil and Natural Gas make up the next highest amounts at 0.63% and 0.05%, respectively. Coming in as the 685th worst ranked county in the US, the county emits 445,378,062.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. The county averages 4,192.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, which is a better measurement of the county’s emission levels. They rank 1990th highest in the country in this category. There are 2 electricity producing plants in Highlands County, which is the 32nd highest number of plants in a county in Florida and translates to the 23rd highest rate of power plants per citizen in the state.

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99.32%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.63%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.05%

Highlands County, Florida Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Highlands County include Duke Energy Florida, Florida Power & Light, and Glades Electric Cooperative The state of Florida has decent state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

There are 4 electricity companies in Highlands County that report energy loss. Combined, these 4 providers average a yearly energy loss of 5.84% of electricity produced. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Highlands County a rank of 60th best in the state out of 67 counties.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Highlands County, Florida?

Highlands County, Florida has 4 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Highlands County, Florida?

The largest electricity supplier in Highlands County, Florida by total customer count is Duke Energy Florida.

How many power plants are located in Highlands County, Florida?

Highlands County, Florida has 2 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Highlands County, Florida?

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1Duke Energy Florida71,336
2Florida Power & Light34,691
3Glades Electric Cooperative4,198
4Peace River Electric1,827

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16