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Electricity In Georgia

  • Population10,617,423
  • Total Consumption136,433,435 MWh / 12.85 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions52,089,780,374 kg
  • Total Production123,852,017 MWh / 11.66 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Georgia

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.132/kWh$0.094/kWh$191.57/mo.$90.96/mo.
22nd12.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Georgia
43rd$133.31Average residential monthly electricity bill for Georgia Residents

Energy Profile of Georgia

Georgia's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in Georgia enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than many people around the nation, with an average state electricity rate of 12.04 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average rate of 13.33 cents. This ranks Georgia as the 22nd lowest priced state in the United States using average electricity rate. Even though there are 94 electric vendors in the state, the electricity market is regulated and residents often have only a couple electricity company choices determined by their location. The largest electricity supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold is Georgia Power. Citizens in the state average a per capita consumption rate of 12.85 megawatt hours of electricity per year. As the 24th highest polluting state based on pollution per person from electricity consumption, Georgia residents create emissions of 4,906.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions each. All told, customers in the state consume a grand total of 136,433,435 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs.

Residential Electricity Providers in Georgia

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Georgia Power12.56129.828,463,1193,574,725,95560,117,423.9963,326,175,321.63
Jackson EMC11.55140.53,159,547365,066,000No DataIcon representing missing value.2,071,017,730.09
Cobb Electric Membership Corp11.71131.262,573,475301,367,931No DataIcon representing missing value.1,490,154,834.03
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation10.38128.082,428,883252,169,500No DataIcon representing missing value.1,386,820,963.94
Walton EMC11.45147.441,861,914213,163,8006,0191,992,931,281.43
GreyStone Power Corporation10.08124.571,828,915184,431,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,086,979,529.57
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation10.10135.021,550,815156,582,000No DataIcon representing missing value.765,228,615.87
North Georgia Electric10.90151.331,432,389156,157,000No DataIcon representing missing value.911,066,147.65
Flint Energies12.62161.31,171,442147,876,700No DataIcon representing missing value.700,498,407.89
Coweta Fayette EMC11.24141.531,149,419129,192,500No DataIcon representing missing value.615,768,328.47

Power Plants in Georgia

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Burke County Nuclear 19,507,725314,604,667.3916.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cobb County Natural Gas 18,419,9736,831,433,517.97370.87No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Appling County Nuclear 14,495,335207,976,938.4614.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bartow County Coal 10,722,369.049,822,337,219.98916.06YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
McIntosh Combined Cycle FacilityGeorgia Power (100.00%)
Effingham County Natural Gas 9,254,7983,433,504,269.58371No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Thomas A Smith Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Whitfield County Natural Gas 7,494,9172,956,389,545.48394.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wansley Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 7,019,0602,615,986,458.26372.7No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Monroe County Coal 6,978,195.967,667,651,184.121,098.8YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 3,053,7751,128,623,395.06369.58No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Heard County Natural Gas 3,043,1421,163,476,068.3382.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Georgia ranks 6th in the US for natural gas generation, with 57,271,453.17 megawatt hours generated using the fuel type.

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Georgia emitted 52,089,780,374.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity production, which is the 8th worst of all states in the country.

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The state of Georgia generates 3,603,885.49 megawatt hours from hydroelectric plants, which gives them a rank of 14th highest hydroelectric production in the country.

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Georgia customers deal with outages averaging 219.87 minutes per incident, with about 2.24 outages a year.

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Georgia is the 8th largest state by population in the nation, with 10,617,423 citizens residing within the state's borders.

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Georgia has achieved a 1.80% decline in CO2 pollution from electricity use in the preceding year.

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Appling County18,3863211.97$134.29/mo
Atkinson County8,1653No DataIcon representing missing value.11.97$134.28/mo
Bacon County11,1643No DataIcon representing missing value.11.97$134.29/mo
Baker County3,0383No DataIcon representing missing value.13.24$147.86/mo
Baldwin County44,8904212.48$138.15/mo
Banks County19,2343No DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$134.33/mo
Barrow County83,2404112.06$135.54/mo
Bartow County107,7386313.27$127.59/mo
Ben Hill County16,7004No DataIcon representing missing value.13.19$147.37/mo
Berrien County19,3974No DataIcon representing missing value.11.88$131.54/mo
Bibb County153,1595412.54$135.02/mo
Bleckley County12,8734212.74$137.37/mo
Brantley County19,1094No DataIcon representing missing value.12.44$136.73/mo
Brooks County15,4575112.33$124.06/mo
Bryan County39,6275112.63$140.31/mo
Bulloch County79,6084111.59$130.26/mo
Burke County22,3834512.68$141.43/mo
Butts County24,9364No DataIcon representing missing value.11.63$131.25/mo
Calhoun County6,1894No DataIcon representing missing value.13.26$149.05/mo
Camden County54,6663212.60$137.48/mo
Candler County10,8034111.57$129.81/mo
Carroll County119,9924No DataIcon representing missing value.12.19$135.92/mo
Catoosa County67,5803No DataIcon representing missing value.11.73$140.56/mo
Charlton County13,3924112.59$137.05/mo
Chatham County289,4304512.61$133.23/mo
Chattahoochee County10,9074112.64$148.19/mo
Chattooga County24,7893No DataIcon representing missing value.12.06$136.23/mo
Cherokee County258,7735No DataIcon representing missing value.11.87$132.46/mo
Clarke County128,3314312.21$134.55/mo
Clay County2,8344No DataIcon representing missing value.13.21$146.79/mo
Clayton County292,2563No DataIcon representing missing value.12.35$130.09/mo
Clinch County6,6183No DataIcon representing missing value.12.56$134.88/mo
Cobb County760,1416213.00$126.56/mo
Coffee County43,2735No DataIcon representing missing value.11.33$132.11/mo
Colquitt County45,6006113.40$142.92/mo
Columbia County156,7143312.46$131.36/mo
Cook County17,2704111.67$130.44/mo
Coweta County148,5095112.00$125.24/mo
Crawford County12,4045No DataIcon representing missing value.12.53$142.86/mo
Crisp County22,3723No DataIcon representing missing value.11.97$144.20/mo
Dade County16,1163No DataIcon representing missing value.12.50$129.84/mo
Dawson County26,1084No DataIcon representing missing value.11.84$133.31/mo
DeKalb County759,2975412.26$128.46/mo
Decatur County26,4046412.68$134.15/mo
Dodge County20,6054No DataIcon representing missing value.12.74$137.29/mo
Dooly County13,3904No DataIcon representing missing value.12.22$147.90/mo
Dougherty County87,9564412.42$132.64/mo
Douglas County146,3433No DataIcon representing missing value.11.43$127.41/mo
Early County10,1904313.02$129.93/mo
Echols County4,0063112.56$134.88/mo
Effingham County64,2963512.65$135.91/mo
Elbert County19,1944112.62$132.65/mo
Emanuel County22,6466112.35$133.14/mo
Evans County10,6544No DataIcon representing missing value.12.08$134.28/mo
Fannin County26,1884112.70$122.27/mo
Fayette County114,4213No DataIcon representing missing value.11.95$135.20/mo
Floyd County98,4983212.37$132.22/mo
Forsyth County244,2525No DataIcon representing missing value.11.85$127.84/mo
Franklin County23,3493212.85$139.20/mo
Fulton County1,063,93781212.64$126.68/mo
Gilmer County31,3693No DataIcon representing missing value.11.78$135.12/mo
Glascock County2,9714No DataIcon representing missing value.12.29$132.28/mo
Glynn County85,2923412.59$136.12/mo
Gordon County57,9635No DataIcon representing missing value.11.73$139.09/mo
Grady County24,6335No DataIcon representing missing value.13.86$145.15/mo
Greene County18,3244No DataIcon representing missing value.12.62$135.97/mo
Gwinnett County936,2508112.03$125.37/mo
Habersham County45,3283No DataIcon representing missing value.12.79$132.67/mo
Hall County204,4416No DataIcon representing missing value.12.02$130.73/mo
Hancock County8,4574112.39$130.68/mo
Haralson County29,7923No DataIcon representing missing value.12.27$136.79/mo
Harris County35,2364213.12$160.05/mo
Hart County26,2053112.84$138.75/mo
Heard County11,9235512.25$136.45/mo
Henry County234,5615No DataIcon representing missing value.11.52$131.73/mo
Houston County157,8634212.59$142.38/mo
Irwin County9,4163No DataIcon representing missing value.13.32$140.30/mo
Jackson County72,9775112.06$135.12/mo
Jasper County14,2194111.65$131.86/mo
Jeff Davis County15,1153311.97$134.29/mo
Jefferson County15,3624112.34$133.13/mo
Jenkins County8,6765112.70$143.01/mo
Johnson County9,6435No DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$129.26/mo
Jones County28,7354No DataIcon representing missing value.12.55$142.49/mo
Lamar County19,0776112.44$137.65/mo
Lanier County10,4233112.56$134.87/mo
Laurens County47,5467212.81$133.69/mo
Lee County29,9924No DataIcon representing missing value.12.04$134.71/mo
Liberty County61,4354No DataIcon representing missing value.12.77$142.48/mo
Lincoln County7,9213No DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$135.64/mo
Long County19,5594No DataIcon representing missing value.12.49$137.58/mo
Lowndes County117,4063711.64$130.05/mo
Lumpkin County33,6106No DataIcon representing missing value.11.94$134.18/mo
Macon County12,9473No DataIcon representing missing value.12.58$141.01/mo
Madison County29,8804212.16$135.24/mo
Marion County8,3594No DataIcon representing missing value.12.62$146.63/mo
McDuffie County21,3123No DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$132.93/mo
McIntosh County14,3784No DataIcon representing missing value.12.99$144.45/mo
Meriwether County21,1676413.08$149.96/mo
Miller County5,7183No DataIcon representing missing value.13.01$127.93/mo
Mitchell County21,8634412.88$143.65/mo
Monroe County27,5785111.95$137.22/mo
Montgomery County9,1723No DataIcon representing missing value.13.06$137.70/mo
Morgan County19,2764No DataIcon representing missing value.12.09$136.66/mo
Murray County40,0965211.63$141.62/mo
Muscogee County195,7694413.05$149.22/mo
Newton County111,7447No DataIcon representing missing value.11.73$134.67/mo
Oconee County40,2803No DataIcon representing missing value.12.01$138.60/mo
Oglethorpe County15,2594No DataIcon representing missing value.12.68$135.69/mo
Paulding County168,6675No DataIcon representing missing value.11.65$129.17/mo
Peach County27,5464No DataIcon representing missing value.12.53$141.73/mo
Pickens County32,5913No DataIcon representing missing value.11.89$134.36/mo
Pierce County19,4653No DataIcon representing missing value.11.97$134.29/mo
Pike County18,9625No DataIcon representing missing value.12.44$135.52/mo
Polk County42,6133312.53$130.48/mo
Pulaski County11,1375No DataIcon representing missing value.12.68$137.20/mo
Putnam County22,1194212.52$142.24/mo
Quitman County2,2994No DataIcon representing missing value.13.37$153.47/mo
Rabun County17,1374612.83$130.68/mo
Randolph County6,7784No DataIcon representing missing value.13.26$151.63/mo
Richmond County202,5183712.36$132.97/mo
Rockdale County90,8964111.42$133.22/mo
Schley County5,2575No DataIcon representing missing value.13.74$149.69/mo
Screven County13,9663No DataIcon representing missing value.12.79$144.80/mo
Seminole County8,0903No DataIcon representing missing value.13.01$127.93/mo
Spalding County66,7034112.07$128.38/mo
Stephens County25,9254112.81$137.30/mo
Stewart County6,6213112.68$150.96/mo
Sumter County29,5243112.68$150.78/mo
Talbot County6,1955No DataIcon representing missing value.12.40$136.66/mo
Taliaferro County1,5373No DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$135.64/mo
Tattnall County25,2865112.43$136.96/mo
Taylor County8,0204612.57$142.42/mo
Telfair County15,8604112.95$130.52/mo
Terrell County8,5313312.68$151.01/mo
Thomas County44,4515112.61$137.30/mo
Tift County40,6445No DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$133.24/mo
Toombs County26,8304No DataIcon representing missing value.13.01$137.70/mo
Towns County12,0373No DataIcon representing missing value.12.74$121.96/mo
Treutlen County6,9014No DataIcon representing missing value.13.04$137.46/mo
Troup County69,9228212.55$137.66/mo
Turner County7,9856No DataIcon representing missing value.12.64$147.09/mo
Twiggs County8,1205412.69$140.57/mo
Union County24,5113112.75$121.58/mo
Upson County26,3205212.13$131.98/mo
Walker County69,7615No DataIcon representing missing value.11.80$138.78/mo
Walton County94,5935611.85$136.95/mo
Ware County35,7345212.40$135.06/mo
Warren County5,2544No DataIcon representing missing value.12.32$130.71/mo
Washington County20,3744312.26$128.47/mo
Wayne County29,9274212.00$134.47/mo
Webster County2,6073No DataIcon representing missing value.12.68$151.05/mo
Wheeler County7,8553No DataIcon representing missing value.13.13$132.47/mo
White County30,7984No DataIcon representing missing value.12.78$132.08/mo
Whitfield County104,6284211.61$138.81/mo
Wilcox County8,6355No DataIcon representing missing value.12.26$147.61/mo
Wilkes County9,7773No DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$135.64/mo
Wilkinson County8,9544No DataIcon representing missing value.12.71$142.72/mo
Worth County20,2476212.58$150.82/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Georgia, Natural Gas makes up 46.24% of the fuel used in electricity production. Nuclear and Coal make up 27.45% and 14.88% of electricity production, respectively. Emitting 52,089,780,374.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, the state is the 8th worst in the country for total pollution from electricity consumption. This total can be equated to 4,906.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which ranks the state 24th worst in the nation for emissions per capita. Georgia has 187 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 15th highest number of power plants within a state and the 38th highest number of plants per citizen in a state.

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CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
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Georgia Net Metering

Of the 94 electricity companies in Georgia, 51 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has pretty good net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in Georgia is 4.00%. This includes data from 87 companies, including Georgia Power, Jackson EMC, and Cobb Electric Membership Corp. For comparison, the countrywide average energy loss is 2.72%. Georgia ranks 17th worst in the US for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private consumers to consider installing home solar panels by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. Georgia currently offers no state tax credit to consumers who purchase solar at their place of residence. The state offers limited local rebates for solar purchases. There are currently no property tax exemptions for residents in Georgia who wish to purchase private solar panels at their home. Residents in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Legislation drawn up at the state level determines whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for electricity providers who do business in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be generated using green fuel sources. Georgia does not currently have any standards established that providers have to follow. Additionally, there are currently no low income solar programs to assist low income families to install solar panels.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Georgia

Where does Georgia get its electricity?

Georgia’s electricity is generated using mainly Natural Gas, which makes up 46.24% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Nuclear and Coal, which make up 27.45% and 14.88% of total generation respectively.

What is the average electric bill in Georgia?

The Georgia average electric bill is $133 so far in 2021.

How many power plants are located within Georgia?

There are 187 electricity plants in Georgia

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Georgia?

By total revenue, Georgia Power is the largest electricity supplier in Georgia.

Does Georgia have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Georgia has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Georgia?

Residential Rate RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Rate (¢)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.
1Dalton Utilities9.3616,755
2Fort Valley Utility Commission9.894,670
3Douglas, Georgia Electric Utility9.995,708
4GreyStone Power Corporation10.08135,590
5Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation10.10100,776
6Central Georgia EMC10.1958,745
7Mansfield, Georgia Electric Utility10.32272
8Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation10.38183,053
9Electric Membership Corporation10.4723,435

What is a good electricity rate in Georgia?

The average price for electricity in Georgia in 2021 is 12.04 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many electric companies offer service in Georgia?

There are 94 electricity providers serving customers in Georgia.

What power companies are in Georgia?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Georgia Power2,634,151
2Jackson EMC239,984
3Cobb Electric Membership Corp214,009
4Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation183,053
5GreyStone Power Corporation135,590
6Walton EMC130,313
7North Georgia Electric100,982
8Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation100,776
9Flint Energies88,130
10Coweta Fayette EMC82,443

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14