Carroll County, Kentucky Electric Profile

The nationwide average residential price per kilowatt hour sits at 13.45 cents, while residents of Carroll County benefit from an average rate that is 21.38% less at 10.58 cents per kilowatt hour.

With 99.92% of Carroll County’s total electricity coming from the use of coal, the county ranks 2nd out of 120 counties in Kentucky in total megawatt hours produced from coal.

The largest electricity company in Carroll County by total customers is Kentucky Utilities.

Roughly 10,892,121.89 megawatt hours of electricity in Carroll County are produced each year using natural gas. This is 1,024.56 megawatt hours per citizen in the county a year.

With a population of 10,631 citizens, Carroll County is the 97th largest county by population in the state.

Emitting 178,525,760.71 kilograms of CO2 gases, Carroll County has the 1301st worst pollution level due to electricity use of any county in the country.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    174,308 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    16.4 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    10,900,716 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    10,900,716 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1,025.37 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    178,525,761 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    16,792.94 kg

Carrollton, KY Electric Overview

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Carrollton averages a residential electricity rate of 10.71 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 3.33% below the average Kentucky price of 11.07 cents and 20.41% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $122.44. This is 0.10% more than the state average of $122.32. Kentucky Utilities sells 8,652.99 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Carrollton average 13,204.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 12th worst polluting city out of 541 cities in Kentucky based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 50,322,883.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 106th highest for total emissions in Kentucky. 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 Carrollton

Carrollton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.092/kWh$186.93/mo.$81.36/mo.
161st10.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Carrollton
253rd$122.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Carrollton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Carrollton, Kentucky

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED10.71122.446,053,098648,003,031

Ghent, KY Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 10.71 cents per kilowatt hour for Ghent, which is 3.33% less than Kentucky's average price of 11.07 cents. This means the city is 161st out of 541 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Electricity production facilities in the city have permitted a 18.57% increase in the amount of non-renewable fuels burned last year. The city's plants use non-renewable fuel sources for 100.00% of their electricity production, which is 10,900,716.04 megawatt hours.

Ghent has one electricity plant, which is 3rd highest in Kentucky. Approximately 16,792.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita are emitted in the city from electricity consumption, ranking them as the highest polluter in the state out of 541 cities. Total emissions in the city are 6,834,727.18 kilograms, which is the 350th highest total amount of pollution for a city in the state. Ghent's primary fuel type utilized for electricity production is Coal. The city generates 10,892,121.89 megawatt hours from this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ghent

Ghent residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.092/kWh$186.93/mo.$81.36/mo.
161st10.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ghent
253rd$122.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ghent Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ghent, Kentucky

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED10.71122.4410,900,716.046,053,098648,003,031

Prestonville, KY Electric Overview

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Prestonville's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 10.71 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.33% below Kentucky's average price of 11.07 cents and 20.41% less than the national average of 13.45 cents. Kentucky Utilities is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers. Prestonville is home to 113 citizens, which is the 510th largest population for a city in Kentucky.

Prestonville is the 509th worst ranked city in Kentucky out of 541 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 1,492,124.35 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 13,204.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Prestonville

Prestonville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.092/kWh$186.93/mo.$81.36/mo.
161st10.71¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Prestonville
253rd$122.44Average residential monthly electricity bill for Prestonville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Prestonville, Kentucky

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Kentucky UtilitiesBUNDLED10.71122.446,053,098648,003,031

Energy Production in Carroll County, Kentucky

Power Plants in Carroll County, Kentucky

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ghent KY Coal 10,900,716.0411,164,496,433.471,024.2Yes

Carroll County, Kentucky Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Carroll County emits 16,792.94 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 3rd worst polluting county out of 120 counties in Kentucky and 72nd 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 178,525,760.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 1301st 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 834th highest number of power plants per citizen, out of 3220 counties, in the nation. Carroll County's top fuel consumed for electricity generation is Coal. They generate 10,892,121.89 megawatt hours from this fuel.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
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Coal
99.92%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.08%

Carroll County, Kentucky Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Carroll County providing electricity. Of those 3, 3 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Kentucky has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Carroll County has 3 companies who are reporting energy loss from their electricity grid. The average energy loss for these 3 suppliers is 3.04%. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Carroll County a rank of 521st best in the nation out of 3220 counties.

FAQ

How many power plants are located in Carroll County, Kentucky?

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

What electricity company is the largest provider in Carroll County, Kentucky?

By total customer count, Kentucky Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in Carroll County, Kentucky.

How many electric companies offer service in Carroll County, Kentucky?

Carroll County, Kentucky has 3 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Carroll County, Kentucky?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Kentucky Utilities4,643
2Owen Electrictric Cooperative2,995
3Shelby Energy Cooperative1,151

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-07