Electricity Rates in Georgia

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Georgia

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    125,575,975 MWh / 11.63 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    142,342,708 MWh / 13.18 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    15,452,481 MWh / 1.43 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    50,264,785,385 kg / 4,654.33 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    110,127,074 MWh / 10.2 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.
27th14.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Georgia
45th$156.18Average 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 2023 is 14.15 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.76% below the national average rate of 15.34 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 7.15% increase in electricity generation using renewable fuel types rather than fossil fuels. Customers in Georgia deal with 3.49 electrical outages a year with outages lasting an average of 613.19 minutes. All told, customers in the state consume over 142,300,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs. There has been a 37.57% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy over the previous year, which is an increase of 1,892,985.93 megawatt hours each year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Georgia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED15.32155.2528,581,1354,379,926,43855,816,067.64
Jackson EMCBUNDLED12.46150.383,268,924407,206,000
Cobb Electric Membership CorpBUNDLED11.97133.032,603,009311,537,452
Sawnee Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED11.94137.792,390,471285,469,000
GreyStone Power CorporationBUNDLED10.39123.241,829,269189,998,000
Walton EMCBUNDLED11.96145.741,826,312218,337,2006,267
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.61136.551,546,101164,086,900
North Georgia ElectricBUNDLED10.88147.091,418,444154,390,000
Flint EnergiesBUNDLED13.02160.791,164,173151,587,200
Coweta Fayette EMCBUNDLED11.35137.131,139,558129,375,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in Georgia

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.681,032.432,731,1774,149,417,10955,816,067.64
Jackson EMCBUNDLED12.05659.121,588,922191,429,000
Cobb Electric Membership CorpBUNDLED10.18455.081,236,682125,913,644
Sawnee Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED10.83444.33964,860104,475,000
North Georgia ElectricBUNDLED9.58371.94714,60668,476,000
Marietta Power and ElectricBUNDLED11.22940.92633,43771,088,700
GreyStone Power CorporationBUNDLED10.98443.49610,21566,981,000
Albany UtilitiesBUNDLED9.801,018.16522,51251,193,000
Walton EMCBUNDLED11.86517.68520,71461,761,5006,267
Flint EnergiesBUNDLED11.44402.77489,41056,003,300

Power Plants in Georgia

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burke County Nuclear 19,522,277
Cobb County Natural Gas 18,373,1396,759,304,856.07367.89
Appling County Nuclear 14,513,145
Wansley Combined CycleSouthern Company (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 8,928,0273,310,298,631.22370.78
McIntosh Combined Cycle FacilityGeorgia Power (100.00%)
Effingham County Natural Gas 8,598,2473,197,110,667.8371.83
Thomas A Smith Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Murray County Natural Gas 8,232,0503,248,737,198.84394.64
Bartow County Coal 8,085,670.997,509,497,421.51928.74
Monroe County Coal 6,554,0497,107,124,710.971,084.39
Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Heard County Natural Gas 2,555,755935,080,890.1365.87
Effingham County Natural Gas 2,498,654942,062,577.96377.03

Quick Facts

Citizens of Georgia consume enough electricity to emit 4,654.33 kilograms each of CO2 gases per year, which is the 26th highest amount of pollution from electricity consumption for a state in the nation.

Averaging production of 11.63 megawatt hours per Georgia citizen each year, Georgia is 31st in production per capita in the United States.

Georgia produces 60,237,849.43 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 8th in the nation for natural gas generation.

15,534,965.56 megawatt hours are produced from coal in the state of Georgia. With 10,799,566 residents, this is 1.44 megawatt hours per person.

Georgia produces 87.70% of their electricity from non-renewable fuels. This equates to 10.2 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 County18,5093213.56$148.08/mo
Atkinson County8,269313.56$148.09/mo
Bacon County11,163313.56$148.08/mo
Baker County2,928315.04$162.18/mo
Baldwin County43,8765113.99$151.56/mo
Banks County18,061313.90$152.84/mo
Barrow County82,1384113.74$152.28/mo
Bartow County107,8687214.56$149.48/mo
Ben Hill County17,237414.76$151.88/mo
Berrien County18,195513.38$143.62/mo
Bibb County156,7117314.25$155.67/mo
Bleckley County12,5624213.99$143.83/mo
Brantley County18,072413.73$148.07/mo
Brooks County16,2545213.29$143.17/mo
Bryan County43,278514.36$153.75/mo
Bulloch County79,6355113.08$142.12/mo
Burke County24,2314514.33$154.30/mo
Butts County24,9505213.04$143.99/mo
Calhoun County5,668415.12$165.48/mo
Camden County54,2563214.04$149.25/mo
Candler County10,8854113.06$141.70/mo
Carroll County118,402413.57$147.53/mo
Catoosa County67,579313.10$151.17/mo
Charlton County12,4164114.02$149.04/mo
Chatham County294,8153615.24$154.82/mo
Chattahoochee County9,5334114.55$159.08/mo
Chattooga County24,898313.91$152.64/mo
Cherokee County262,155513.43$145.29/mo
Clarke County128,1955313.59$151.65/mo
Clay County2,8835215.12$163.72/mo
Clayton County294,335514.79$152.03/mo
Clinch County6,737314.04$148.03/mo
Cobb County762,5006213.32$137.73/mo
Coffee County43,048513.54$147.83/mo
Colquitt County45,8005213.19$142.24/mo
Columbia County154,2743314.83$151.91/mo
Cook County17,1884113.20$143.16/mo
Coweta County144,9286113.32$145.43/mo
Crawford County12,159514.11$156.60/mo
Crisp County20,524111.72$148.78/mo
Dade County16,313315.22$154.99/mo
Dawson County26,202413.36$146.04/mo
DeKalb County758,6344414.60$152.47/mo
Decatur County29,0206514.64$147.95/mo
Dodge County20,089513.97$143.00/mo
Dooly County11,546414.61$148.28/mo
Dougherty County86,8254514.74$158.32/mo
Douglas County143,520312.89$139.49/mo
Early County10,8135514.69$142.41/mo
Echols County3,691314.04$148.03/mo
Effingham County63,4485614.78$154.84/mo
Elbert County19,4534113.54$135.98/mo
Emanuel County22,7396113.73$145.15/mo
Evans County10,761413.49$145.27/mo
Fannin County25,1984112.56$124.05/mo
Fayette County117,828313.42$146.56/mo
Floyd County98,2103214.91$154.50/mo
Forsyth County245,7544113.80$147.41/mo
Franklin County23,2564213.46$149.30/mo
Fulton County1,054,286101313.51$142.80/mo
Gilmer County31,047313.27$145.83/mo
Glascock County2,903414.14$146.63/mo
Glynn County84,3733414.54$151.56/mo
Gordon County57,274513.37$150.44/mo
Grady County26,076514.57$153.07/mo
Greene County18,4614114.25$148.15/mo
Gwinnett County948,5058113.55$150.52/mo
Habersham County45,7673214.23$145.40/mo
Hall County201,703513.81$151.74/mo
Hancock County8,6525113.98$143.10/mo
Haralson County29,685313.65$148.10/mo
Harris County34,3164115.07$164.59/mo
Hart County25,8083214.05$149.12/mo
Heard County11,4405613.53$148.68/mo
Henry County236,615513.26$146.28/mo
Houston County161,1774414.16$157.23/mo
Irwin County9,615314.75$151.12/mo
Jackson County73,8394113.89$152.62/mo
Jasper County14,478513.20$145.71/mo
Jeff Davis County14,7533513.56$148.08/mo
Jefferson County15,7083114.23$147.91/mo
Jenkins County8,6935113.97$152.72/mo
Johnson County9,272514.00$142.56/mo
Jones County28,297414.25$152.70/mo
Lamar County18,4825114.31$156.60/mo
Lanier County9,8743114.04$148.03/mo
Laurens County49,2027214.28$149.70/mo
Lee County32,5473114.18$161.06/mo
Liberty County64,3344214.79$158.37/mo
Lincoln County7,686314.27$147.87/mo
Long County16,398414.02$148.90/mo
Lowndes County117,4374913.18$142.49/mo
Lumpkin County33,188613.27$148.78/mo
Macon County12,3303114.17$158.02/mo
Madison County29,9064213.83$152.35/mo
Marion County7,563414.20$158.97/mo
McDuffie County21,727314.33$148.56/mo
McIntosh County11,291414.83$159.31/mo
Meriwether County20,6596414.77$161.23/mo
Miller County5,984414.70$140.64/mo
Mitchell County21,9404615.03$162.01/mo
Monroe County27,8255213.54$149.16/mo
Montgomery County8,701414.76$151.63/mo
Morgan County19,6946113.43$147.63/mo
Murray County39,8535313.61$151.59/mo
Muscogee County204,3664414.31$158.64/mo
Newton County111,262812.44$137.96/mo
Oconee County41,006413.63$150.27/mo
Oglethorpe County14,779413.66$148.71/mo
Paulding County165,688613.34$142.37/mo
Peach County27,822414.11$156.95/mo
Pickens County32,814313.27$145.83/mo
Pierce County19,644313.56$148.08/mo
Pike County18,754414.40$155.46/mo
Polk County42,6923314.54$151.89/mo
Pulaski County10,001414.46$143.98/mo
Putnam County21,8704214.08$151.72/mo
Quitman County2,249415.04$167.03/mo
Rabun County16,7314414.70$148.45/mo
Randolph County6,5034115.00$165.31/mo
Richmond County205,7723714.32$148.48/mo
Rockdale County92,983413.17$147.01/mo
Schley County4,622514.20$159.23/mo
Screven County14,028514.27$156.03/mo
Seminole County9,1083114.70$140.31/mo
Spalding County66,722413.21$142.72/mo
Stephens County26,6414114.14$148.82/mo
Stewart County5,3473214.18$161.06/mo
Sumter County29,6904114.17$161.00/mo
Talbot County5,8374114.05$150.92/mo
Taliaferro County1,574314.27$147.87/mo
Tattnall County23,2115113.77$147.22/mo
Taylor County7,8574614.16$157.66/mo
Telfair County12,8604114.78$142.56/mo
Terrell County9,1023314.18$161.06/mo
Thomas County45,6695114.52$152.80/mo
Tift County41,148313.57$144.77/mo
Toombs County26,956414.52$150.73/mo
Towns County12,300112.71$116.43/mo
Treutlen County6,410314.76$151.90/mo
Troup County69,4838314.75$162.32/mo
Turner County8,856414.82$152.65/mo
Twiggs County8,0344314.39$155.11/mo
Union County24,1831112.71$116.43/mo
Upson County27,4246213.72$143.19/mo
Walker County67,772613.06$150.74/mo
Walton County95,4535712.76$140.76/mo
Ware County36,0845213.94$148.58/mo
Warren County5,218414.19$145.43/mo
Washington County20,0524313.99$142.75/mo
Wayne County30,1184213.52$147.78/mo
Webster County2,372314.18$161.08/mo
Wheeler County7,568314.78$142.42/mo
White County27,886314.32$146.14/mo
Whitfield County103,0764112.97$149.26/mo
Wilcox County8,841414.63$148.54/mo
Wilkes County9,643414.29$147.60/mo
Wilkinson County8,9315214.25$153.10/mo
Worth County20,8245215.08$161.16/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Georgia citizens average 4,654.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This adds up to total emissions of 50,264,785,384.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions, making the state the 8th highest for total emissions in the country. Approximately 47.97% of the state of Georgia's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuels in the state, with 27.10% and 12.37% of total electricity production coming from each fuel source, respectively. Georgia is home to 215 electricity producing plants, which is the 15th highest number of plants in a state and the 39th highest rate of power plants per person in a state.

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Georgia Net Metering

Of the 94 electric companies in Georgia, 45 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 3.46%. This includes data from 54 suppliers, including Georgia Power, Jackson EMC, and Cobb Electric Membership Corp. With a nationwide average of 2.45%, Georgia is ranked as the 29th 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 47.97% of the fuel used in the state. Nuclear and Coal also account for 27.10% and 12.37% respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Georgia?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Georgia in 2023 is 14.15 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 2023 is $156 while the US average is $137.

What electricity companies offer service in Georgia?

How many power plants are in Georgia?

Georgia has 215 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

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