Chatham County, Georgia Electric Profile

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By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in Chatham County is Georgia Power.

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1,828.15 megawatt hours are produced from coal in Chatham County. With 289,430 citizens, this is 0.01 megawatt hours per person.

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Chatham County produces the 7th highest average of electricity per capita from natural gas out of 159 counties in the state, with the fuel accounting for 0.01 megawatt hours a year per capita.

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Chatham County’s average residential price per kilowatt hour is 5.02% below the nationwide average, at 12.78 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents.

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As the 766th largest generator of solar powered electricity in the nation out of 3220, Chatham County produces a total of 1,593 megawatt hours from solar.

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The burning of natural gas in Chatham County yields a total of 259,691.75 megawatts of electricity, propelling this county into its ranking of 409th out of 3220 counties in the US.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,722,961 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,177,809 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    916,362 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    261,447 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.07 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,110,149,638 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,290.71 kg

Savannah, GA Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for citizens of Savannah is approximately 12.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.29% more than the average state price of 12.22 cents. The city is the 54th highest producing city in the state out of 625 cities, averaging -0 megawatt hours produced per citizen. Customers in the city deal with 1.03 power outages each year, with outages lasting around 120.4 minutes on average. The national averages for outages and duration are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a city. Savannah averages 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 14th worst in Georgia out of 625 cities for emissions efficiency. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total pollution for Savannah from electricity consumption is 712,608,798.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 5th highest in the state. The city has one electricity producing plant within its borders. This is the 17th highest amount of power plants within a city and the 55th highest number of power plants per resident, out of 625 cities, in Georgia.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Savannah

Savannah 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.
336th12.74¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Savannah
362nd$132.77Average residential monthly electricity bill for Savannah Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Savannah, Georgia

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Canoochee ElectricBUNDLED12.38142.92No DataIcon representing missing value.296,71736,723,600
Coastal Electric CooperativeBUNDLED13.69168.93No DataIcon representing missing value.269,63836,924,000
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.38No DataIcon representing missing value.28,207,1243,600,820,699

Zips with electric coverage in Savannah, Georgia include: 31419, 31405, 31406, 31404, 31322, 31401, 31407, 31415, 31408, 31302, 31409

Pooler, GA Electric Overview

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Pooler averages a residential electricity rate of 12.70 cents per kilowatt hour paid by customers within the city borders, ranking the city at 329th out of 625 cities in the state. Georgia Power is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers. The power grid in the city has an average of 1.03 outages per consumer a year, with outages lasting roughly 120.4 minutes per outage. The national averages for these two data points are 1.21 outages per year 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 116,926,203.08 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 49th worst in Georgia for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Pooler must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pooler

Pooler 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.
329th12.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Pooler
357th$132.4Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pooler Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Pooler, Georgia

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Canoochee ElectricBUNDLED12.38142.92No DataIcon representing missing value.296,71736,723,600
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.38No DataIcon representing missing value.28,207,1243,600,820,699

Zips with electric coverage in Pooler, Georgia include: 31419, 31405, 31322, 31408, 31302

Wilmington Island CDP, GA Electric Overview

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Wilmington Island CDP's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 12.77 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 352nd out of 625 cities in Georgia. Georgia Power is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on total residential customers. Customers in Wilmington Island CDP deal with 1.03 electrical outages each year with outages lasting on average 120.4 minutes.

Around 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen are emitted in the city from electricity use, ranking them as the 14th highest polluter in Georgia out of 625 cities. This comes to a total pollution amount of 77,601,202.93 kilograms. The residents of Wilmington Island CDP must rely on electricity from outside city limits because there are no power producing plants in the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Wilmington Island CDP

Wilmington Island CDP 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.
352nd12.77¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Wilmington Island CDP
199th$130.38Average residential monthly electricity bill for Wilmington Island CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Wilmington Island CDP, Georgia

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Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.38No DataIcon representing missing value.28,207,1243,600,820,699

Energy Production in Chatham County, Georgia

Power Plants in Chatham County, Georgia

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International Paper Savanna MillInternational Paper (100.00%)
Chatham County GA Black Liquour 605,686310,024,639.54511.86No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Port Wentworth GA Black Liquour 482,477.77789,082,111.831,635.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Superior Landfill Gas RecoveryWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Chatham County GA Landfill Gas 47,28030,447,672.15643.99No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Imperial Savannah LPImperial Savannah LP (100.00%)
Chatham County GA Natural Gas 40,845.3710,854,965.08265.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
IKEA Savannah 490IKEA Property Inc (100.00%)
Chatham County GA Solar 1,593No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Savannah GA Natural Gas -7319,706.08-269.95No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Chatham County, Georgia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Chatham County is the 5th worst ranked county in Georgia out of 159 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county emitting 2,110,149,637.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. More importantly, the county averages 7,290.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity use, which is a better measurement of the county’s emission levels. The county is home to 6 electricity plants, which is 5th most in Georgia and 69th highest when counting plants per resident. Chatham County's fuel of choice is Black Liquour, with 59.79% of electricity generation using this fuel type. Taken together with Natural Gas (22.05%) and Wood/Wood Waste Solids (12.47%), the three fuel types make up 94.31% of the generation in the county.

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Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
59.79%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
22.05%
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Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
12.47%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
4.01%
OTHER BIOMASS LIQUIDS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Other Biomass Liquids
0.70%
OTHER
Other
0.98%

Chatham County, Georgia Net Metering

Chatham County has 2 out of 3 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in Georgia have decent net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Chatham County is 4.06%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Georgia Power, Coastal Electric Cooperative, and Canoochee Electric. The countrywide average is 2.76%, meaning Chatham County ranks 1188th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Chatham County, Georgia

Providers In Each City in Chatham County:

  • Garden City, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 100.00%
  • Pooler, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 83.89%
    • Canoochee Electric: 16.11%
  • Port Wentworth, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 100.00%
  • Savannah, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 85.68%
    • Coastal Electric Cooperative: 2.28%
    • Canoochee Electric: 12.04%
  • Thunderbolt, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 100.00%
  • Tybee Island, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 100.00%
  • Vernonburg, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Chatham County, Georgia?

Chatham County, Georgia is home to 3 electricity providers offering service in the area.

How many power plants are in Chatham County, Georgia?

There are 6 electricity plants in Chatham County, Georgia

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Chatham County, Georgia?

The largest electricity supplier in Chatham County, Georgia by megawatt hours sold is Georgia Power.

What electricity companies offer service in Chatham County, Georgia?

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1Georgia Power21,313
2Coastal Electric Cooperative886
3Canoochee Electric692

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16