Ben Hill County, Georgia Electric Profile

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Citizens in Ben Hill County face an average of 1.03 outages lasting 120.4 minutes each year, compared to the nationwide averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes per outage.

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Ben Hill County is the 103rd most populated county in the state, with 16,700 residents residing within its borders.

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Ben Hill County residents are responsible for 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, making it the 1515th highest polluting county based on per capita emissions.

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The largest electricity supplier in Ben Hill County by megawatt hours sold is Georgia Power.

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Ben Hill County’s average residential price per kilowatt hour is 3.05% below the US average rate, at 13.04 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents.

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Over the past year, Ben Hill County experienced a 5.14% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.


  • Total Consumption

    214,813 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.86 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    81,845,402 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,900.92 kg

Fitzgerald, GA Electric Overview

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Fitzgerald's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.04 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.75% more than the average state rate of 12.22 cents and 3.05% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. With 404 residential customers, Georgia Power is the largest vendor in the city. The city is faced with an average of 1.03 power outages per customer per year. These outages go on for an average of 120.4 minutes. In comparison, the US average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Around 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 14th highest polluter in Georgia out of 625 cities. A total of 43,186,926.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 119th worst in Georgia for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Fitzgerald must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fitzgerald

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.081/kWh$203.19/mo.$78.37/mo.
527th13.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fitzgerald
574th$143.99Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fitzgerald Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fitzgerald, Georgia

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Fitzgerald UtilitiesBUNDLED12.49156.7No DataIcon representing missing value.78,562.839,810,293.49
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.38No DataIcon representing missing value.28,207,1243,600,820,699
Irwin EMCBUNDLED13.86144.94No DataIcon representing missing value.133,84718,557,000

Ben Hill County, Georgia Details

Ben Hill County, Georgia Net Metering

Approximately 66.67% of the electric providers in Ben Hill County offer net metering to their consumers. Residents of Georgia have pretty good net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Ben Hill County is about 5.27% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Ben Hill County a rank of 145th best in Georgia out of 159.

Power Companies in Ben Hill County, Georgia


What electricity company is the largest supplier in Ben Hill County, Georgia?

By total customer count, Georgia Power is the largest electricity provider in Ben Hill County, Georgia.

How many electric companies offer service in Ben Hill County, Georgia?

There are 3 electricity companies operating in Ben Hill County, Georgia.

What electricity companies offer service in Ben Hill County, Georgia?

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1Georgia Power11,283
2Fitzgerald Utilities5,969
3Irwin EMC3,035

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16