Georgia Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Georgia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Georgia

  • Population
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    10,912,876
  • Total Production
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    132,237,977 MWh / 12.12 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    141,660,424 MWh / 12.98 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    15,578,373 MWh / 1.43 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    49,098,087,201 kg / 4,499.1 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    116,664,280 MWh / 10.69 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Georgia

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.162/kWh$0.094/kWh$243.06/mo.$90.96/mo.
20th13.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Georgia
36th$145.42Average residential monthly electricity bill for Georgia Residents

Georgia Electricity Fuel Mix

Georgia's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Georgia in 2024 is 13.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 14.40% below the national average rate of 15.95 cents.. The electricity market in the state is regulated, meaning consumers must choose their electricity provider based on their location. Of the 94 suppliers most citizens will have only one option. In the last year, Georgia has experienced a 1.79% increase in electricity generation using renewable fuel types rather than fossil fuels. Customers in Georgia deal with 3.38 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 171.97 minutes. All told, customers in the state consume over 141,600,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs. There has been a 9.93% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy over the previous year, which is an increase of 682,379.95 megawatt hours each year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Georgia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED14.42140.2427,835,366.054,012,855,03660,185,440.2
Jackson EMCBUNDLED12.19140.643,204,956390,589,000
Cobb Electric Membership CorpBUNDLED11.66125.152,542,944.45296,407,768
Sawnee Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED12.05142.172,469,224297,589,000
Walton EMCBUNDLED12.52158.611,932,954242,083,3007,406
GreyStone Power CorporationBUNDLED10.92129.871,876,572204,914,000
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED11.99154.861,574,270188,790,900
North Georgia ElectricBUNDLED11.96161.881,435,545171,649,000
Flint EnergiesBUNDLED13.27168.191,215,797161,300,700
Coweta Fayette EMCBUNDLED12.45151.371,170,511145,755,900

Commercial Electricity Providers in Georgia

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED10.98896.2832,983,864.883,620,776,20960,185,440.2
Jackson EMCBUNDLED11.97635.21,574,021188,405,000
Dalton UtilitiesBUNDLED10.482,8591,373,804144,025,000737,392.88
Cobb Electric Membership CorpBUNDLED10.13446.141,227,321.78124,378,943
Walton EMCBUNDLED7.74720.51,127,59287,281,0007,406
Sawnee Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.95454.53980,802107,428,000
North Georgia ElectricBUNDLED10.93443.28758,84582,976,000
Marietta Power and ElectricBUNDLED11.54951.73623,26671,927,900
GreyStone Power CorporationBUNDLED11.33458.74613,41069,494,000
Albany UtilitiesBUNDLED9.741,021.42520,36050,670,700

Power Plants in Georgia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burke County Nuclear 22,852,232
Cobb County Natural Gas 17,790,0286,536,055,872.45367.4
Appling County Nuclear 14,337,201
Bartow County Coal 10,473,640.949,614,660,516.8917.99
Wansley Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 9,121,5423,400,500,153.68372.8
McIntosh Combined Cycle FacilityGeorgia Power (100.00%)
Effingham County Natural Gas 9,032,4043,356,575,493.88371.61
Thomas A Smith Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Murray County Natural Gas 8,667,4293,355,975,226.1387.19
Monroe County Coal 6,578,5187,171,646,305.571,090.16
Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 3,182,3531,164,594,732.28365.95
Heard County Natural Gas 2,936,0961,129,251,837.7384.61

Quick Facts

Georgia emitted 49,098,087,201.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions via electricity production, which is the 8th highest of all states in the country.

Georgia had a 6.61% increase in hydroelectric power generation in the last year.

Georgia produces 17,132,350.37 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, making Georgia the 17th highest producer of electricity from coal in the country.

Georgia produces 1.43 megawatt hours per citizen of the state from renewable fuel sources. This makes Georgia the 32nd highest state for renewable generation per capita in the nation.

Georgia is 7th in the US for natural gas generation, with 61,960,880.86 megawatt hours produced using the fuel source.

Georgia ranks 7th worst in the country for total production of electricity from non-renewable fuels, with 116,664,279.69 of the state's 132,237,977 megawatt hours coming from those fuel types.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Appling County18,5093213.94$148.52/mo
Atkinson County8,269313.94$148.51/mo
Bacon County11,163313.94$148.52/mo
Baker County2,928315.06$159.45/mo
Baldwin County43,8765114.36$154.84/mo
Banks County18,061313.31$140.44/mo
Barrow County89,2994213.24$141.82/mo
Bartow County112,8167213.91$138.00/mo
Ben Hill County17,237414.73$148.27/mo
Berrien County18,195513.87$145.31/mo
Bibb County156,1977314.25$153.61/mo
Bleckley County12,5624214.27$143.85/mo
Brantley County18,072413.97$149.89/mo
Brooks County16,2545213.83$145.37/mo
Bryan County43,278513.94$147.02/mo
Bulloch County83,0595213.63$147.36/mo
Burke County24,2314513.93$146.53/mo
Butts County24,9505213.00$145.39/mo
Calhoun County5,668415.45$166.87/mo
Camden County54,2563214.05$148.65/mo
Candler County10,8854113.63$147.14/mo
Carroll County124,592413.61$146.06/mo
Catoosa County68,826313.19$151.06/mo
Charlton County12,4164114.03$148.27/mo
Chatham County301,1073614.36$140.39/mo
Chattahoochee County9,5334114.07$150.21/mo
Chattooga County24,898313.63$147.13/mo
Cherokee County281,278513.13$139.51/mo
Clarke County129,8755313.19$143.32/mo
Clay County2,8835215.40$164.55/mo
Clayton County296,564514.12$141.13/mo
Clinch County6,737313.86$142.00/mo
Cobb County771,9526212.92$129.75/mo
Coffee County43,048513.92$148.21/mo
Colquitt County45,8005213.73$144.51/mo
Columbia County162,4193314.10$140.53/mo
Cook County17,1884113.77$150.77/mo
Coweta County152,8826113.43$145.14/mo
Crawford County12,159513.95$154.98/mo
Crisp County20,524112.57$165.57/mo
Dade County16,313314.34$140.03/mo
Dawson County26,202413.21$142.66/mo
DeKalb County762,8204414.04$142.68/mo
Decatur County29,0206614.72$145.51/mo
Dodge County20,089514.27$143.41/mo
Dooly County11,546414.23$156.54/mo
Dougherty County82,9664514.74$155.36/mo
Douglas County147,3163112.69$135.13/mo
Early County10,8135514.64$137.70/mo
Echols County3,691313.86$142.00/mo
Effingham County69,0415614.17$143.95/mo
Elbert County19,4534213.69$138.10/mo
Emanuel County22,7396113.90$146.19/mo
Evans County10,761413.47$144.44/mo
Fannin County25,1984114.25$135.75/mo
Fayette County122,030313.47$145.58/mo
Floyd County99,4433214.19$142.24/mo
Forsyth County267,2374113.36$141.15/mo
Franklin County23,2564213.54$147.96/mo
Fulton County1,074,634101313.15$136.72/mo
Gilmer County31,047313.19$143.06/mo
Glascock County2,903413.80$141.66/mo
Glynn County85,0793414.19$145.42/mo
Gordon County57,274513.36$148.70/mo
Grady County26,0765114.76$152.30/mo
Greene County18,4614114.20$148.02/mo
Gwinnett County975,3538113.16$142.39/mo
Habersham County45,7673213.78$140.05/mo
Hall County212,692513.26$140.45/mo
Hancock County8,6525114.42$147.57/mo
Haralson County29,685313.67$146.44/mo
Harris County34,3164115.30$165.07/mo
Hart County25,8083214.23$151.03/mo
Heard County11,4405613.72$149.41/mo
Henry County248,364513.29$146.01/mo
Houston County169,6314413.85$155.16/mo
Irwin County9,615314.83$148.28/mo
Jackson County83,9364113.31$140.32/mo
Jasper County14,478513.40$149.33/mo
Jeff Davis County14,7533613.94$148.54/mo
Jefferson County15,7083113.73$140.88/mo
Jenkins County8,6935113.84$148.38/mo
Johnson County9,272514.39$145.72/mo
Jones County28,297414.43$154.85/mo
Lamar County18,4825114.44$160.52/mo
Lanier County9,8743113.86$142.00/mo
Laurens County49,2027214.32$148.56/mo
Lee County32,5473113.91$155.08/mo
Liberty County68,0304214.23$149.39/mo
Lincoln County7,686314.24$148.08/mo
Long County16,398413.59$142.81/mo
Lowndes County119,7394913.74$144.99/mo
Lumpkin County33,188612.99$141.61/mo
Macon County12,3303113.84$154.22/mo
Madison County29,9064213.33$141.44/mo
Marion County7,563413.88$154.22/mo
McDuffie County21,727313.79$140.82/mo
McIntosh County11,291414.28$150.50/mo
Meriwether County20,6596415.00$162.63/mo
Miller County5,984414.66$135.97/mo
Mitchell County21,9404615.03$159.22/mo
Monroe County27,8255213.65$151.59/mo
Montgomery County8,701414.30$144.91/mo
Morgan County19,6946113.36$147.83/mo
Murray County39,8535313.47$148.06/mo
Muscogee County202,6164314.02$154.93/mo
Newton County117,621812.69$139.19/mo
Oconee County41,006413.49$149.54/mo
Oglethorpe County14,779413.55$145.60/mo
Paulding County178,421613.13$137.61/mo
Peach County27,8224113.78$152.98/mo
Pickens County32,814313.19$143.06/mo
Pierce County19,644313.94$148.52/mo
Pike County18,754414.46$155.89/mo
Polk County42,6923414.07$143.16/mo
Pulaski County10,001414.28$148.27/mo
Putnam County21,8704314.29$154.48/mo
Quitman County2,249415.54$170.85/mo
Rabun County16,7314414.10$139.47/mo
Randolph County6,5034115.29$166.34/mo
Richmond County206,6403713.78$140.83/mo
Rockdale County94,984413.30$147.55/mo
Schley County4,622513.90$154.48/mo
Screven County14,028513.95$148.68/mo
Seminole County9,1083114.65$135.48/mo
Spalding County68,919413.14$142.76/mo
Stephens County26,6414114.17$148.79/mo
Stewart County5,3473213.91$155.05/mo
Sumter County29,6904113.90$155.14/mo
Talbot County5,8374113.89$147.24/mo
Taliaferro County1,574314.24$148.02/mo
Tattnall County23,2115113.49$143.40/mo
Taylor County7,8574613.84$153.92/mo
Telfair County12,8604114.53$138.87/mo
Terrell County9,1023313.91$155.07/mo
Thomas County45,6695114.72$152.12/mo
Tift County41,148313.87$144.21/mo
Toombs County26,956414.10$144.86/mo
Towns County12,300115.27$126.77/mo
Treutlen County6,410314.30$144.99/mo
Troup County70,1918315.21$167.47/mo
Turner County8,856414.83$149.02/mo
Twiggs County8,0344314.27$150.79/mo
Union County24,1831115.27$126.77/mo
Upson County27,4246213.92$143.07/mo
Walker County68,915613.14$150.41/mo
Walton County103,0655712.82$141.11/mo
Ware County36,0845213.95$145.39/mo
Warren County5,2184114.15$143.38/mo
Washington County20,0524314.44$148.13/mo
Wayne County30,1184213.92$149.13/mo
Webster County2,372313.91$155.12/mo
Wheeler County7,568314.53$138.94/mo
White County27,886313.83$140.06/mo
Whitfield County103,1324113.13$149.91/mo
Wilcox County8,841414.32$155.42/mo
Wilkes County9,643414.21$149.26/mo
Wilkinson County8,9315214.29$151.01/mo
Worth County20,8245215.04$157.88/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Georgia citizens average 4,499.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 49,098,087,201.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the state the 8th highest for total emissions in the country. Approximately 46.86% of the state of Georgia's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuels in the state, with 28.12% and 12.96% of total electricity production coming from each fuel source, respectively. Georgia is home to 225 electricity producing plants, which is the 15th highest number of plants in a state and the 38th highest rate of power plants per person in a state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
46.86%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
28.12%
COAL
Coal
Coal
12.96%
SOLAR
Solar
5.71%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.08%
OTHER
Other
4.27%

Georgia Net Metering

Of the 94 electric companies in Georgia, 51 of them report that they offer net metering. Georgia has good regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with solar panels.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Georgia is 3.69%. This includes data from 54 suppliers, including Georgia Power, Jackson EMC, and Cobb Electric Membership Corp. With a nationwide average of 2.87%, Georgia is ranked as the 34th best state in the United States.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private citizens to consider installing solar panels by issuing tax breaks and rebates. Georgia currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state offers limited local rebates rather than a statewide rebate program. The state of Georgia offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who install solar. Homeowners in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily purchase electricity options with renewable fuel types is at least somewhat determined by state level legislation. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity providers who sell electricity in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be produced using renewable fuel types. Georgia, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Furthermore, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Georgia, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Georgia

Where does Georgia get its electricity?

The main fuel source used for electricity generation in Georgia is Natural Gas, making up 46.86% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Coal also account for 28.12% and 12.96% respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Georgia?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Georgia in 2024 is 13.65 cents.

Does Georgia have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens' electricity supplier options are often determined by their location or state legislation.

How many electric companies offer service in Georgia?

Georgia is home to 94 electricity companies offering service in the area.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Georgia?

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Georgia?

The largest electricity provider in Georgia by total customer count is Georgia Power.

What is the average electric bill in Georgia?

The average electric bill in Georgia in 2024 is $145 while the US average is $138.

What electricity companies offer service in Georgia?

How many power plants are in Georgia?

Georgia has 225 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-01-18