Sumter County, Georgia Electric Profile

Sumter County residents pay an average residential electricity bill of $147.92, which is 23.02% higher than the US average bill of $120.24.

There was a 4.88% rise in CO2 emissions per capita within the previous 12 months in Sumter County.

Sumter County is the 1489th largest county in the US, with 29,524 residents living within its borders.

The county is ranked as the 73rd highest generator of electricity in the state out of 159 counties for total electricity generation, generating 2,919 megawatt hours.

Sumter County’s average residential electricity rate is 12.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.80% lower than the nationwide average price of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

Sumter County is home to over 29,524 citizens and produces 2,919 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.1 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Sumter County 45th in the state out of 159 counties for solar megawatt hours generated per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    379,770 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.86 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,919 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    2,919 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.1 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    143,582,669 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,863.25 kg

Americus, GA Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for customers in Americus is roughly 12.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.94% higher than the average state rate of 12.22 cents. With 513 total residential customers, Georgia Power is the largest vendor in the city. The city has an average of 1.03 power outages per customer per year. These outages are an average of 120.4 minutes. In comparison, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

For every person in the city there are 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 14th worst in Georgia out of 625 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 75,978,997.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Americus

Americus 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.
483rd12.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Americus
597th$148.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Americus Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Americus, Georgia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.3828,207,1243,600,820,699
Sumter Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED13.12165.9224,26029,418,700

Plains, GA Electric Overview

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Plains has an average residential electricity rate of 12.94 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 5.94% higher than the state's average rate of 12.22 cents, resulting in the city ranking 483rd out of 625 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Plains has the 427th largest population in the state, with 640 residents living within its borders. Customers in Plains are faced with 1.03 power outages a year with outages lasting on average 120.4 minutes.

Plains emits 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 406th worst polluting city out of 625 cities in Georgia based on emissions per capita. A total of 3,136,590.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 423rd highest in the state for total pollution. The city has no power generation plants.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Plains

Plains 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.
483rd12.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Plains
597th$148.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Plains Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Plains, Georgia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.3828,207,1243,600,820,699
Sumter Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED13.12165.9224,26029,418,700

Leslie, GA Electric Overview

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Leslie's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.94 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is higher than the state average price of 12.22 cents per kilowatt hour it is lower than the nationwide average of 13.45 cents. Leslie is home to 583 residents, which is the 438th highest population for a city in Georgia. The city is faced with an average of 1.03 electrical outages per customer per year. These outages last on average of 120.4 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes each outage.

On average, Leslie residents emit 4,900.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 406th highest polluting city out of 625 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 2,857,237.67 kilograms, the city ranks 434th worst in Georgia for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Leslie

Leslie 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.
483rd12.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Leslie
597th$148.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Leslie Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Leslie, Georgia

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Georgia PowerBUNDLED12.77130.3828,207,1243,600,820,699
Sumter Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED13.12165.9224,26029,418,700

Energy Production in Sumter County, Georgia

Power Plants in Sumter County, Georgia

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Freeman AvenueWestbound Solar LLC (100.00%)
Sumter County GA Solar 2,919

Sumter County, Georgia Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Sumter County, Solar is 100.00% of the fuel types utilized for electricity generation. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. The county averages 4,863.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use. This equals a total pollution amount from electricity use of 143,582,669.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions. There is one power plant in Sumter County, which is the 1432nd most plants in a county in the country and translates to the 1457th highest number of plants per capita.

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Sumter County, Georgia Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Sumter County supplying electricity. Of those 2, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their customers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Some net metering regulations are controlled at the state level, and Georgia has decent regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

Sumter County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 4.76% of their energy lost per year. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Sumter County receiving a rank of 1861st best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Sumter County, Georgia

Providers In Each City in Sumter County:

  • Americus, Georgia:
    • Sumter Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
    • Georgia Power: 50.00%
  • Andersonville, Georgia:
    • Georgia Power: 98.64%
    • Flint Energies: 1.36%
  • De Soto, Georgia:
    • Sumter Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
    • Georgia Power: 50.00%
  • Leslie, Georgia:
    • Sumter Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
    • Georgia Power: 50.00%
  • Plains, Georgia:
    • Sumter Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
    • Georgia Power: 50.00%

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

FAQ

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

The largest electricity company in Sumter County, Georgia by megawatt hours sold is Georgia Power.

What electricity companies offer service in Sumter County, Georgia?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Georgia Power21,945
2Sumter Electric Membership Corporation4,479

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

Sumter County, Georgia has 2 electricity companies offering service in the area.

How many power plants are within Sumter County, Georgia?

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

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-01