Electricity Rates in Georgia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Georgia

  • Population
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    10,711,908
  • Total Production
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    127,412,873 MWh / 11.89 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    141,873,309 MWh / 13.24 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    15,398,844 MWh / 1.44 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    51,977,202,274 kg / 4,852.28 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    112,015,234 MWh / 10.46 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 February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.160/kWh$0.094/kWh$242.95/mo.$90.96/mo.
27th13.41¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Georgia
48th$149.04Average 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 2022 is 13.41 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.27% below the national average rate of 14.46 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 8.93% increase in electricity generation using renewable fuel types rather than fossil fuels. Customers in Georgia deal with 2.67 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 288.08 minutes. All told, customers in the state consume over 141,800,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs. There has been a 38.05% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy over the previous year, which is an increase of 1,712,815.82 megawatt hours each year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Georgia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED14.55149.7928,827,2684,194,938,06455,855,096.41
Jackson EMCBUNDLED11.27137.43,256,959367,041,000
Cobb Electric Membership CorpBUNDLED11.69132.342,635,378308,174,439
Sawnee Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED11.34132.312,365,427268,348,000
Walton EMCBUNDLED11.67144.011,812,514211,515,2006,267
GreyStone Power CorporationBUNDLED10.46123.051,776,843185,908,000
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.08126.941,486,114149,772,000
North Georgia ElectricBUNDLED10.72141.171,374,693147,390,000
Flint EnergiesBUNDLED12.56158.971,176,028147,752,400
Coweta Fayette EMCBUNDLED11.13134.021,111,393123,733,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in Georgia

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED11.92969.132,529,8733,878,946,96255,855,096.41
Jackson EMCBUNDLED11.06611.251,586,044175,491,000
Cobb Electric Membership CorpBUNDLED10.04452.181,238,581124,364,009
Sawnee Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.69424.33921,07498,463,000
Marietta Power and ElectricBUNDLED11.30935.22628,87971,073,000
North Georgia ElectricBUNDLED9.93323.47593,79558,966,000
GreyStone Power CorporationBUNDLED11.02435.43579,54063,856,000
Albany UtilitiesBUNDLED10.15815.81541,20554,920,000
Walton EMCBUNDLED11.70494.49501,05258,608,6006,267
Flint EnergiesBUNDLED11.12387.89473,64552,676,400

Power Plants in Georgia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burke County Nuclear 18,670,638
Cobb County Natural Gas 18,201,7376,726,107,053.43369.53
Appling County Nuclear 14,547,358
Wansley Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 9,004,6973,336,678,683.66370.55
McIntosh Combined Cycle FacilityGeorgia Power (100.00%)
Effingham County Natural Gas 8,728,6293,244,606,159.48371.72
Bartow County Coal 8,189,9897,608,483,102.2929
Monroe County Coal 8,060,118.938,663,042,311.951,074.8
Thomas A Smith Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Murray County Natural Gas 7,704,1013,044,505,491.58395.18
Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 3,539,1191,303,386,639.52368.28
Effingham County Power ProjectThe Carlyle Group (100.00%)
Effingham County Natural Gas 2,846,3371,065,364,307.98374.29

Quick Facts

Citizens of Georgia consume enough electricity to emit 4,852.28 kilograms each of CO2 gases per year, which is the 27th highest amount of pollution from electricity consumption for a state in the nation.

Averaging production of 11.89 megawatt hours per Georgia citizen each year, Georgia is 29th in production per capita in the United States.

Georgia produces 61,084,060.64 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 7th in the nation for natural gas generation.

17,405,945.85 megawatt hours are produced from coal in the state of Georgia. With 10,711,908 residents, this is 1.62 megawatt hours per person.

Georgia produces 87.92% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 10.46 megawatt hours per citizen and places Georgia as the 27th highest state for non-renewable production per capita each year.

Georgia currently is 7th in the United States in megawatt hours produced using solar power sources.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Appling County18,4443212.87$141.35/mo
Atkinson County8,286312.87$141.36/mo
Bacon County11,140312.87$141.35/mo
Baker County2,876314.48$157.82/mo
Baldwin County43,7995113.45$147.18/mo
Banks County18,035312.93$143.65/mo
Barrow County83,5054112.82$143.63/mo
Bartow County108,9017213.92$145.19/mo
Ben Hill County17,194414.21$147.78/mo
Berrien County18,160512.74$138.54/mo
Bibb County157,3467213.70$151.03/mo
Bleckley County12,5834213.60$141.45/mo
Brantley County18,021413.30$146.34/mo
Brooks County16,3015212.63$137.80/mo
Bryan County44,738513.87$150.86/mo
Bulloch County81,0995112.46$138.02/mo
Burke County24,5964513.89$151.70/mo
Butts County25,4345212.51$139.93/mo
Calhoun County5,573414.50$160.28/mo
Camden County54,7683213.61$148.19/mo
Candler County10,9814112.43$137.53/mo
Carroll County119,148413.27$143.49/mo
Catoosa County67,872312.64$145.48/mo
Charlton County12,5184113.59$147.92/mo
Chatham County295,2913614.49$149.60/mo
Chattahoochee County9,5654114.06$155.11/mo
Chattooga County24,965313.33$147.04/mo
Cherokee County266,620512.98$141.06/mo
Clarke County128,6715212.72$143.63/mo
Clay County2,8485114.49$158.49/mo
Clayton County297,595514.06$146.83/mo
Clinch County6,749313.59$145.24/mo
Cobb County766,1496212.88$135.53/mo
Coffee County43,092512.87$141.31/mo
Colquitt County45,8985112.53$136.80/mo
Columbia County156,0103314.16$147.61/mo
Cook County17,229412.52$137.37/mo
Coweta County146,1586112.84$141.23/mo
Crawford County12,130513.52$153.07/mo
Crisp County20,128111.63$154.42/mo
Dade County16,251314.45$149.49/mo
Dawson County26,798412.97$141.40/mo
DeKalb County764,3824413.87$146.56/mo
Decatur County29,3676514.23$145.13/mo
Dodge County19,925513.60$140.87/mo
Dooly County11,208413.77$145.70/mo
Dougherty County85,7904414.26$153.73/mo
Douglas County144,237312.54$136.63/mo
Early County10,8545414.20$138.69/mo
Echols County3,697313.59$145.24/mo
Effingham County64,7695414.18$150.81/mo
Elbert County19,6374113.16$132.60/mo
Emanuel County22,7686113.14$139.98/mo
Evans County10,774413.06$143.19/mo
Fannin County25,3194112.36$117.95/mo
Fayette County119,194312.91$142.23/mo
Floyd County98,5843214.20$148.99/mo
Forsyth County251,2834113.12$141.97/mo
Franklin County23,4244212.67$140.52/mo
Fulton County1,066,710101013.04$139.50/mo
Gilmer County31,353312.96$141.42/mo
Glascock County2,884413.59$143.61/mo
Glynn County84,4993313.97$148.80/mo
Gordon County57,544512.88$144.98/mo
Grady County26,236514.22$150.88/mo
Greene County18,9154113.79$144.81/mo
Gwinnett County957,0628112.70$142.54/mo
Habersham County46,0313213.86$143.94/mo
Hall County203,136512.88$143.09/mo
Hancock County8,7355113.39$138.84/mo
Haralson County29,919313.33$143.97/mo
Harris County34,6684114.43$159.39/mo
Hart County25,8283213.45$142.53/mo
Heard County11,4125613.22$144.58/mo
Henry County240,712512.64$140.35/mo
Houston County163,6334413.53$153.79/mo
Irwin County9,666314.21$147.39/mo
Jackson County75,9074112.92$143.44/mo
Jasper County14,588512.67$141.95/mo
Jeff Davis County14,7793512.87$141.35/mo
Jefferson County15,7093113.69$145.01/mo
Jenkins County8,6745113.55$150.20/mo
Johnson County9,189513.37$137.86/mo
Jones County28,347413.64$148.52/mo
Lamar County18,5005113.67$152.00/mo
Lanier County9,8773113.59$145.24/mo
Laurens County49,5707213.83$145.98/mo
Lee County33,163313.84$157.83/mo
Liberty County65,2564114.24$154.74/mo
Lincoln County7,690313.82$144.59/mo
Long County16,168413.62$147.06/mo
Lowndes County118,2514712.52$137.16/mo
Lumpkin County33,488612.56$141.07/mo
Macon County12,0823113.56$154.38/mo
Madison County30,1204212.88$143.19/mo
Marion County7,498413.67$155.42/mo
McDuffie County21,632313.77$145.44/mo
McIntosh County10,975414.27$155.65/mo
Meriwether County20,6136314.15$156.29/mo
Miller County6,000414.21$136.97/mo
Mitchell County21,7554614.47$157.63/mo
Monroe County27,9575212.99$145.21/mo
Montgomery County8,610414.19$144.68/mo
Morgan County20,097612.90$144.03/mo
Murray County39,9735313.08$146.03/mo
Muscogee County206,9224413.68$154.77/mo
Newton County112,483811.76$130.51/mo
Oconee County41,799413.11$146.73/mo
Oglethorpe County14,825412.97$142.19/mo
Paulding County168,661612.95$139.37/mo
Peach County27,981413.52$153.42/mo
Pickens County33,216312.96$141.42/mo
Pierce County19,716312.87$141.35/mo
Pike County18,889413.79$151.20/mo
Polk County42,8533313.98$147.06/mo
Pulaski County9,855413.79$141.93/mo
Putnam County22,0474213.49$147.64/mo
Quitman County2,235414.45$161.88/mo
Rabun County16,8834314.19$145.46/mo
Randolph County6,4254114.41$160.27/mo
Richmond County206,6073713.76$145.38/mo
Rockdale County93,5704112.53$140.19/mo
Schley County4,547513.71$155.68/mo
Screven County14,067513.89$153.69/mo
Seminole County9,1473114.21$136.63/mo
Spalding County67,306412.65$138.50/mo
Stephens County26,7844113.56$143.10/mo
Stewart County5,3143113.84$157.81/mo
Sumter County29,6164113.82$157.77/mo
Talbot County5,7334113.51$147.95/mo
Taliaferro County1,559313.82$144.59/mo
Tattnall County22,842513.40$145.49/mo
Taylor County7,8164613.55$154.07/mo
Telfair County12,4774114.44$142.39/mo
Terrell County9,1853313.84$157.82/mo
Thomas County45,7985114.16$150.58/mo
Tift County41,344312.87$139.23/mo
Toombs County27,030414.01$144.79/mo
Towns County12,493112.59$110.72/mo
Treutlen County6,406314.19$144.80/mo
Troup County69,4268314.17$156.86/mo
Turner County9,006414.26$148.74/mo
Twiggs County8,0224313.83$150.27/mo
Union County24,6321112.59$110.72/mo
Upson County27,7006213.30$141.07/mo
Walker County67,654612.59$145.06/mo
Walton County96,6735712.18$135.60/mo
Ware County36,2515213.42$144.91/mo
Warren County5,215413.57$141.44/mo
Washington County19,9884313.38$137.53/mo
Wayne County30,1444112.89$142.00/mo
Webster County2,348313.84$157.85/mo
Wheeler County7,471314.46$142.38/mo
White County28,003313.91$144.38/mo
Whitfield County102,8644112.52$143.70/mo
Wilcox County8,766413.83$145.82/mo
Wilkes County9,565413.84$144.38/mo
Wilkinson County8,8775113.69$148.33/mo
Worth County20,7845214.49$156.93/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Georgia citizens average 4,852.28 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 51,977,202,273.54 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the state the 8th highest for total emissions in the country. Approximately 47.94% of the state of Georgia's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuels in the state, with 26.07% and 13.66% of total electricity production coming from each fuel source, respectively. Georgia is home to 192 electricity producing plants, which is the 14th highest number of plants in a state and the 39th highest rate of power plants per person in a state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
47.94%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
26.07%
COAL
Coal
Coal
13.66%
SOLAR
Solar
4.88%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.66%
OTHER
Other
4.79%

Georgia Net Metering

Of the 94 electric companies in Georgia, 54 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 3.96%. This includes data from 53 suppliers, including Georgia Power, Jackson EMC, and Cobb Electric Membership Corp. With a nationwide average of 2.76%, Georgia is ranked as the 37th 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 47.94% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Coal also account for 26.07% and 13.66% respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Georgia?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Georgia in 2022 is 13.41 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 2022 is $149 while the US average is $130.

What electricity companies offer service in Georgia?

How many power plants are in Georgia?

Georgia has 192 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-10-12