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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 Pricing:
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 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 equivalent gases each. All told, customers in the state consume a grand total of 136,433,435 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs.

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 Electric 10.90151.331,432,389156,157,000No 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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VogtleGeorgia Power (45.70%)Dalton Utilities (1.60%)Oglethorpe Power Corporation (30.00%)Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (22.70%)
Nuclear 19,507,725314,604,667.3916.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Jack McDonoughGeorgia Power (100.00%)
Natural Gas 18,419,9736,831,433,517.97370.87No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Edwin I HatchGeorgia Power (50.10%)Dalton Utilities (2.20%)Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (17.70%)Oglethorpe Power Corporation (30.00%)
Nuclear 14,495,335207,976,938.4614.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
BowenGeorgia Power (100.00%)
Coal 10,722,369.049,822,337,219.98916.06YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
McIntosh Combined Cycle FacilityGeorgia Power (100.00%)
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%)
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%)
Natural Gas 7,019,0602,615,986,458.26372.7No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SchererGulf Power Company (3.86%)Dalton Utilities (0.60%)Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (12.88%)Oglethorpe Power Corporation (25.60%)Georgia Power (15.18%)Jacksonville Electric Authority (9.88%)Florida Power & Light (32.00%)
Coal 6,978,195.967,667,651,184.121,098.8YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,053,7751,128,623,395.06369.58No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wansley Unit 9Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (100.00%)
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 equivalent gases 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 carbon dioxide equivalent emissions due to electricity use over the course of the most recent year.

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Appling County18,3868 providers212.37$135.73/mo
Atkinson County8,1657 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.66$134.38/mo
Bacon County11,1644 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.61$133.07/mo
Baker County3,03810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.83$145.26/mo
Baldwin County44,8908 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.55$141.89/mo
Banks County19,23411 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.34$135.97/mo
Barrow County83,2409 providers111.90$130.84/mo
Bartow County107,7389 providers212.25$129.50/mo
Ben Hill County16,70010 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.68$145.09/mo
Berrien County19,3978 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$137.14/mo
Bibb County153,1597 providers212.22$142.39/mo
Bleckley County12,8735 providers212.72$141.49/mo
Brantley County19,1095 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.28$138.25/mo
Brooks County15,4579 providers112.41$126.36/mo
Bryan County39,6275 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.54$143.89/mo
Bulloch County79,6086 providers111.81$134.73/mo
Burke County22,38310 providers512.40$141.77/mo
Butts County24,93613 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.75$135.78/mo
Calhoun County6,1897 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.09$151.20/mo
Camden County54,6668 providers212.60$137.58/mo
Candler County10,8035 providers112.24$137.50/mo
Carroll County119,99211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.78$132.91/mo
Catoosa County67,5807 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.37$135.87/mo
Charlton County13,39211 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.47$137.74/mo
Chatham County289,4304 providers512.68$139.17/mo
Chattahoochee County10,9076 providers112.66$154.46/mo
Chattooga County24,7896 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.73$140.56/mo
Cherokee County258,77316 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.15$128.10/mo
Clarke County128,3316 providers311.99$138.73/mo
Clay County2,8347 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.39$151.63/mo
Clayton County292,25613 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.92$127.18/mo
Clinch County6,61811 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.79$134.65/mo
Cobb County760,14112 providers212.54$124.23/mo
Coffee County43,27310 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.61$133.88/mo
Colquitt County45,60011 providers113.00$144.06/mo
Columbia County156,71410 providers212.38$132.97/mo
Cook County17,2706 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.14$135.52/mo
Coweta County148,50917 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.04$132.46/mo
Crawford County12,4047 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.29$145.74/mo
Crisp County22,3729 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.39$147.73/mo
Dade County16,1168 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.58$133.13/mo
Dawson County26,10810 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.89$129.96/mo
DeKalb County759,29718 providers412.15$127.83/mo
Decatur County26,40410 providers412.99$139.62/mo
Dodge County20,60510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.74$142.44/mo
Dooly County13,3907 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.41$150.39/mo
Dougherty County87,95611 providers112.65$144.44/mo
Douglas County146,34311 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.22$126.97/mo
Early County10,19019 providers212.98$139.60/mo
Echols County4,00611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.87$124.77/mo
Effingham County64,2968 providers612.31$138.70/mo
Elbert County19,19413 providers112.45$136.11/mo
Emanuel County22,64611 providers112.37$136.39/mo
Evans County10,6545 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.97$136.51/mo
Fannin County26,1888 providers112.30$127.08/mo
Fayette County114,42111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.93$131.11/mo
Floyd County98,4989 providers212.16$133.66/mo
Forsyth County244,25214 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.02$126.82/mo
Franklin County23,34911 providers212.55$138.30/mo
Fulton County1,063,93717 providers1412.43$124.83/mo
Gilmer County31,3696 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.07$131.59/mo
Glascock County2,9715 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.27$133.52/mo
Glynn County85,2925 providers412.77$142.05/mo
Gordon County57,9636 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.94$131.71/mo
Grady County24,63316 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.45$143.80/mo
Greene County18,3249 providers112.03$140.92/mo
Gwinnett County936,25015 providers111.95$127.67/mo
Habersham County45,32811 providers212.60$134.55/mo
Hall County204,44110 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.88$129.30/mo
Hancock County8,4576 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.52$141.65/mo
Haralson County29,7925 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.00$135.44/mo
Harris County35,23613 providers212.94$155.28/mo
Hart County26,20515 providers212.55$136.10/mo
Heard County11,92316 providers612.30$135.81/mo
Henry County234,56113 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.48$132.94/mo
Houston County157,8639 providers312.52$146.02/mo
Irwin County9,41611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.54$142.85/mo
Jackson County72,97710 providers111.93$131.69/mo
Jasper County14,21910 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.54$136.34/mo
Jeff Davis County15,1159 providers412.35$135.74/mo
Jefferson County15,3626 providers212.09$135.36/mo
Jenkins County8,6766 providers112.14$140.01/mo
Johnson County9,6438 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.56$133.90/mo
Jones County28,7356 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.34$142.60/mo
Lamar County19,07714 providers111.87$136.97/mo
Lanier County10,4236 providers112.06$135.98/mo
Laurens County47,5467 providers212.91$136.11/mo
Lee County29,9929 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.50$144.48/mo
Liberty County61,4354 providers212.90$147.84/mo
Lincoln County7,92112 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.52$136.49/mo
Long County19,5596 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.71$146.54/mo
Lowndes County117,40610 providers912.09$124.03/mo
Lumpkin County33,6109 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.93$130.16/mo
Macon County12,94710 providers112.47$145.38/mo
Madison County29,8807 providers212.31$136.48/mo
Marion County8,3596 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.19$155.15/mo
McDuffie County21,31210 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.41$136.07/mo
McIntosh County14,3785 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.96$148.73/mo
Meriwether County21,16715 providers312.31$139.62/mo
Miller County5,71819 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.92$138.68/mo
Mitchell County21,86313 providers512.51$143.06/mo
Monroe County27,57816 providers211.84$136.75/mo
Montgomery County9,1727 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.01$136.01/mo
Morgan County19,27610 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.69$138.56/mo
Murray County40,0967 providers411.38$132.00/mo
Muscogee County195,7699 providers413.08$159.93/mo
Newton County111,74416 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.64$134.69/mo
Oconee County40,2809 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.89$135.64/mo
Oglethorpe County15,2597 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.35$137.82/mo
Paulding County168,6676 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.10$129.57/mo
Peach County27,5465 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.31$144.65/mo
Pickens County32,59111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.84$130.66/mo
Pierce County19,4654 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$136.88/mo
Pike County18,9626 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.95$137.94/mo
Polk County42,6137 providers312.39$134.86/mo
Pulaski County11,1378 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.56$145.56/mo
Putnam County22,1198 providers212.32$140.64/mo
Quitman County2,2996 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.26$160.99/mo
Rabun County17,13710 providers413.18$125.86/mo
Randolph County6,7784 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.26$160.85/mo
Richmond County202,5189 providers712.43$138.10/mo
Rockdale County90,89613 providers111.64$132.25/mo
Schley County5,2575 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.43$154.84/mo
Screven County13,9668 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.27$134.48/mo
Seminole County8,09014 providers112.81$133.46/mo
Spalding County66,70310 providers111.61$133.47/mo
Stephens County25,9259 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.63$138.94/mo
Stewart County6,6217 providers112.94$156.72/mo
Sumter County29,5249 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.68$151.82/mo
Talbot County6,1958 providers112.71$156.18/mo
Taliaferro County1,5377 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.38$138.70/mo
Tattnall County25,2866 providers112.12$137.67/mo
Taylor County8,0205 providers612.43$141.25/mo
Telfair County15,86012 providers112.92$137.71/mo
Terrell County8,5317 providers312.81$148.59/mo
Thomas County44,45114 providers113.19$141.89/mo
Tift County40,6447 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$141.82/mo
Toombs County26,8307 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.47$137.71/mo
Towns County12,0376 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.82$125.23/mo
Treutlen County6,9016 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.94$135.06/mo
Troup County69,92215 providers312.52$139.74/mo
Turner County7,9858 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.61$148.57/mo
Twiggs County8,1206 providers312.71$145.57/mo
Union County24,5117 providers112.36$126.27/mo
Upson County26,3209 providers211.97$133.80/mo
Walker County69,76110 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.48$135.87/mo
Walton County94,59315 providers711.75$133.40/mo
Ware County35,73410 providers212.11$137.32/mo
Warren County5,2545 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.39$135.52/mo
Washington County20,37410 providers312.55$136.98/mo
Wayne County29,9275 providers212.16$138.49/mo
Webster County2,6075 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.15$153.40/mo
Wheeler County7,8557 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.97$135.99/mo
White County30,7988 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.04$130.71/mo
Whitfield County104,6285 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.11$130.95/mo
Wilcox County8,63513 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$146.17/mo
Wilkes County9,77713 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.72$133.93/mo
Wilkinson County8,9547 providers112.56$142.77/mo
Worth County20,24713 providers212.91$145.65/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 equivalent gases, the state is the 8th worst in the US for total emissions from electricity production. Additionally, the state ranks 24th highest in the US for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Georgia is home to 205 electricity generation plants, which is 15th most in the country and 37th most when counting plants per citizen.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
46.24%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
27.45%
COAL
Coal
Coal
14.88%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
3.52%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.91%
OTHER
Other
4.99%

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 attracitve.

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?

Nuclear and Coal also account for 27.45% and 14.88% respectively.