Echols County, Georgia Electric Profile

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Echols County’s average residential electricity rate is 12.70 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.59% less than the US average of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Echols County produces 6.13% of their required electricity and must purchase the remaining 93.87% from nearby counties.

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Echols County has recently seen an increase in electricity generation from solar power of 100.00% year over year.

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Echols County is home to over 4,006 citizens and generates 3,161 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.79 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Echols County 251st out of 3220 counties in the United States for solar megawatt hours generated per person.

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The largest electricity company in Echols County by number of customers is Georgia Power.

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Customers in Echols County experience an average of 1.03 outages lasting 120.4 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.


  • Total Consumption

    51,530 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.86 MWh


  • Total Production

    3,161 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,161 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.79 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    18,428,732 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,600.28 kg

Echols County consolidated government, GA Electric Overview

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Echols County consolidated government averages a residential electricity rate of 12.70 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 3.95% above the average Georgia price of 12.22 cents and 5.59% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $135.53 per month, while the Georgia average is $133.76. Georgia Power is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Emissions in Echols County consolidated government average 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 14th worst polluting city out of 625 cities in Georgia based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 19,510,571.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 189th highest for total emissions in Georgia. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Echols County consolidated government

Echols County consolidated government 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.
327th12.70¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Echols County consolidated government
462nd$135.53Average residential monthly electricity bill for Echols County consolidated government Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Echols County consolidated government, Georgia

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Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.38No DataIcon representing missing value.28,207,1243,600,820,699
Slash Pine ElectricBUNDLED12.63140.68No DataIcon representing missing value.110,734.2813,986,702.18

Zips with electric coverage in Echols County consolidated government, Georgia include: 31636, 31648, 31631, 31630

Energy Production in Echols County, Georgia

Power Plants in Echols County, Georgia

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Lowndes Tycor FarmsLowndes County GA S2, LLC (100.00%)
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Echols County, Georgia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Echols County emits 4,600.28 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 130th worst polluting county out of 159 counties in Georgia and 1706th out of 3220 counties nationally. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions for the county from electricity consumption is 18,428,731.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 2624th highest in the nation. The county has one power generation plant within its borders. This is the 1432nd most plants within a county and the 343rd highest number of power plants per citizen, out of 3220 counties, in the nation. Echols County's top fuel consumed for electricity generation is Solar. They generate 3,161 megawatt hours from this fuel.

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Echols County, Georgia Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Echols County providing electricity. Of those 2, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their consumers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

Echols County has an average of 4.00% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Georgia average is 3.96%, resulting in a rank of 1138th best in the country and a state rank of 38th best out of 3220 and 159 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Echols County, Georgia


How many power plants are located in Echols County, Georgia?

Echols County, Georgia is home to one active power plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Echols County, Georgia?

By total customer count, Georgia Power is the largest electricity supplier in Echols County, Georgia.

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

Echols County, Georgia has 2 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Echols County, Georgia?

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1Georgia Power18,490
2Slash Pine Electric1,797

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16