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Electricity In North Carolina
- Total Consumption133,852,047 MWh / 12.76 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions47,815,264,707 kg
- Total Production127,602,293 MWh / 12.17 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Carolina
North Carolina residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of North Carolina
North Carolina's Electricity Prices and Usage
North Carolina has an average residential electricity rate of 11.39 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.53% below the nationwide average price of 13.33 cents. This ranks North Carolina as the 16th lowest priced state in the nation based on average electricity rate. Even though there are 106 electricity providers who operate in North Carolina, the electricity market is regulated and customers usually have only one or two provider choices determined by their home address. On average, residents of North Carolina create 4,559.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electric consumption per resident of the state, which is the 29th highest in the United States. Selling 56,946,820 megawatt hours a year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the state. The state is the 27th largest producer of electricity per capita, averaging 12.17 megawatt hours produced per capita per year. The average monthly residential electric bill for a resident in North Carolina is $122.42 per month, while the national average is $120.11.
Residential Electricity Providers in North Carolina
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Duke Energy Carolinas||10.21||105.82||22,369,517||2,283,594,128||50,467,885.01||43,822,879,762.34|
|Duke Energy Progress||11.36||125.01||16,467,379||1,871,512,351||51,817,706.48||9,046,015,197.2|
|Energy United Electric Member Corp||11.28||138.5||1,658,456||187,137,000||952,919,180.54|
|Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation||13.72||143.88||1,108,296||152,058,025||517,870,265.07|
|Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation||11.82||134.87||1,015,871||120,076,000||453,803,730.79|
|Lumbee River EMC||11.59||155.86||953,181||110,474,500||467,174,431.04|
|Fayetteville Electric Company||10.87||113.51||931,598||101,298,000||-3,853||1,407,228,510.65|
Power Plants in North Carolina
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Sherwood H Smith Jr Energy ComplexDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
|Richmond County||Natural Gas||8,898,161||3,620,923,474.51||406.93||Yes|
Belews CreekDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Marshall (NC)Duke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
|Lake Norman of Catawba CDP||Coal||6,883,629.02||6,312,979,691.46||917.1|
James E. Rogers Energy ComplexDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Lee Combined Cycle PlantDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
|Wayne County||Natural Gas||4,524,022||1,790,857,402.18||395.86|
|Rowan County||Natural Gas||4,157,573||1,595,526,923.02||383.76||Yes|
North Carolina generates 0.87 megawatt hours per capita per year from solar energy, giving the state a ranking of 3rd in the nation.
CO2 pollution amounts from electricity use have improved by 0.39% throughout the last year in North Carolina.
North Carolina is 9th in the national rankings for total megawatt hours generated from renewable energy, with 18,743,367.43 megawatt hours produced from renewable sources.
North Carolina is the 25th highest state for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 10.38 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuels a year.
The burning of non-renewable fuels in electricity production in North Carolina has dropped by 1.78% during the course of the previous 12 months.
About 5.19% of the state of North Carolina’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants, making them 9th in the nation for total hydroelectric generation.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|New Hanover County||234,473||3||3||11.46||$128.16/mo|
The state of North Carolina’s power producing plants primarily use Nuclear, which makes up 32.95% (or 42,040,000 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the state. Natural Gas and Coal make up 31.91% and 20.16% of electricity production, respectively. About 47,815,264,707.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in the state because of electricity consumption. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 29th highest in the US for emissions per capita with an average of 4,559.01 kilograms of emissions capita. North Carolina has 738 electricity producing plants, which is 2nd most in the country and 8th highest when counting power plants per capita.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in North Carolina
Where does North Carolina get its electricity?
North Carolina’s electricity is produced using mainly Nuclear, which makes up 32.95% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Natural Gas and Coal, which account for 31.91% and 20.16% of total production respectively.
What electricity company is the largest provider in North Carolina?
By total megawatt hours sold, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in North Carolina.
What is a good electricity rate in North Carolina?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 11.39 cents in North Carolina in 2021.
Does North Carolina have a deregulated electricity market?
North Carolina has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that citizens in the state normally have only one or two electricity supplier choices to choose from due to state legislation.
How many electric companies offer service in North Carolina?
North Carolina is home to 106 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.
How many power plants are located in North Carolina?
There are 738 active electricity plants in North Carolina
What is the average electric bill in North Carolina?
The average electricity bill in North Carolina in 2021 is $122 while the US average is $120.
What power companies are in North Carolina?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Duke Energy Carolinas||2,097,204|
|2||Duke Energy Progress||1,461,170|
|3||Energy United Electric Member Corp||130,295|
|5||Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation||98,803|
|6||Fayetteville Electric Company||83,648|
|7||Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation||78,532|
|9||Blue Ridge Energy||76,823|
What is the cheapest electricity company in North Carolina?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Town of Dallas Utilities||10.04||3,703|
|2||City of New Bern Electric||10.05||22,783|
|5||Duke Energy Carolinas||10.21||2,097,204|
|6||City of Kings Mountain Utilities||10.57||5,022|
|7||Elizabeth City Power||10.73||11,870|
|8||Statesville Electric Utility||10.81||13,738|
|9||New River Light & Power||10.82||8,356|
|10||Fayetteville Electric Company||10.87||83,648|