Electricity Rates in North Carolina
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Companies & Statistics in North Carolina
- Population see rank10,439,388
- Total Production see rank133,432,717 MWh / 12.78 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank140,265,287 MWh / 13.44 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank20,078,626 MWh / 1.92 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank43,257,463,401 kg / 4,143.68 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank113,350,035 MWh / 10.86 MWh per capita
Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in North Carolina
North Carolina residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.
Historical Electricity Rates:
North Carolina Electricity Fuel Mix
North Carolina's Electricity Prices and Usage
North Carolina has an average residential electricity rate of 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 18.89% below the United States average price of 14.46 cents. This ranks North Carolina as the 11th lowest priced state in the nation using average electric rate. The state has over 100 electricity suppliers, but consumers are left with a single supplier choice due to the fact that North Carolina has a regulated electricity market. As the 32nd worst polluting state in the nation based on pollution per person from electricity consumption, North Carolina consumers average emissions of 4,143.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions each. Customers in the state are faced with 1.1 electrical outages on average a year, with outages lasting about 106.32 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. North Carolina has recently made improvements with a 9.66% rise throughout the last year in the usage of renewable fuel types for electricity generation. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 59,997,779 megawatt hours in the state each year, more than all other electricity providers.
Residential Electricity Providers in North Carolina
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Duke Energy Carolinas||BUNDLED||10.24||106.23||22,801,945||2,333,957,852||51,237,349.03|
|Duke Energy Progress||BUNDLED||11.99||131.8||16,772,600||2,010,447,552||53,454,314.39|
|Energy United Electric Member Corp||BUNDLED||11.44||135.45||1,625,173||185,884,000|
|Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||13.82||141.44||1,131,042||156,254,842|
|Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||11.82||130.27||999,636||118,161,000|
|Fayetteville Electric Company||BUNDLED||11.06||113.47||918,785||101,628,000||21,368|
|Lumbee River EMC||BUNDLED||11.71||148.07||914,058||107,005,300|
Commercial Electricity Providers in North Carolina
|Provider||Service Type||Commercial Rate (¢)||Commercial Average Bill ($)||Commercial Sales (MWh)||Commercial Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Duke Energy Carolinas||BUNDLED||7.39||486.63||24,490,982||1,808,931,348||51,237,349.03|
|Duke Energy Progress||BUNDLED||9.31||486.26||13,430,296||1,250,820,097||53,454,314.39|
|Fayetteville Electric Company||BUNDLED||10.49||642.71||687,429||72,091,000||21,368|
|Energy United Electric Member Corp||BUNDLED||9.79||271.13||589,674||57,754,000|
|City of High Point Utilities||BUNDLED||10.57||972.23||541,477||57,237,000|
|Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation||BUNDLED||11.08||311.67||370,944||41,091,817|
|City of Gastonia Utilities||BUNDLED||10.86||712.79||313,000||34,000,000|
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||9,336,138.03||3,947,005,793.36||422.77|
Belews CreekDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
|Stokes County||Natural Gas||9,059,964||6,381,644,478.74||704.38|
Marshall (NC)Duke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
|Lake Norman of Catawba CDP||Coal||7,416,070.02||5,643,516,830.89||760.98|
Lee Combined Cycle PlantDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
|Wayne County||Natural Gas||5,834,645.01||2,364,529,159.98||405.26|
|Rowan County||Natural Gas||4,783,877||1,807,043,142.94||377.74|
James E. Rogers Energy ComplexDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
|Cleveland County||Natural Gas||4,468,200.01||2,785,410,233.07||623.39|
North Carolina residents enjoy an average monthly residential electric bill of $126.49, which is 2.59% below the national average bill of $129.86.
North Carolina has benefited from a -1,664,836,849.54 kilogram (3.94%) decline in CO2 pollution due to electricity consumption during the course of the previous year.
North Carolina generates 10.86 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity fuel sources. They are the 24th highest state in the country for non-renewable generation per capita.
The use of natural gas in North Carolina yields a total of 54,268,433.72 megawatts of electricity, propelling the state into its ranking of 10th in the United States for total natural gas production.
Usage of non-renewable fuel types for electricity production has increased by 4.08% within the last year in North Carolina power generation facilities.
North Carolina is 11th in the national rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 20,078,626.27 megawatt hours generated from renewable fuels.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|New Hanover County||225,702||2||3||11.99||$131.80/mo|
When it comes to electricity generation, North Carolina's top fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 54,268,433.72 megawatt hours, or 40.67% of production in the state. Nuclear and Coal are the second and third most often used fuel types for electricity generation. Nuclear makes up 42,487,496 megawatt hours (31.84%) of electricity production and Coal makes up 16,165,163.84 megawatt hours (12.11%) of total generation in the state. Approximately 43,257,463,401.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in the state from electricity use. Averaging 4,143.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the state ranks 32nd highest for emissions per capita. North Carolina has 760 power plants, which is the 2nd most in the US and 7th most when counting facilities per citizen.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in North Carolina
What is a good electricity rate in North Carolina?
The average electricity rate in North Carolina is 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently City of Lincolnton NC Utilities, at 9.28 cents per kilowatt hour.
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in North Carolina?
By total revenue, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in North Carolina.
Where does North Carolina get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity generation in North Carolina are Natural Gas, Nuclear and Coal, accounting for 40.67%, 31.84% and 12.11% respectively.
Does North Carolina have a deregulated electricity market?
North Carolina has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that consumers in the state normally have only one or two electricity provider options when it comes time to choose who they purchase electricity from.
What is the cheapest electricity company in North Carolina?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||City of Lincolnton NC Utilities||9.28||2,784|
|2||Town of Dallas Utilities||10.05||3,753|
|3||Lucama, North Carolina Electric Utility||10.19||1,157|
|4||Duke Energy Carolinas||10.24||2,145,191|
|7||City of Kings Mountain Utilities||10.40||5,077|
|8||Mountain Electric Cooperative||10.65||19,304|
|9||Statesville Electric Utility||10.78||13,902|
|10||New River Light & Power||10.94||8,538|
What is the average electric bill in North Carolina?
In 2022, North Carolina has an average electricity bill of $126, while the United States average is $130.
How many power plants are located within North Carolina?
North Carolina has 760 power plants generating electricity for the state.
What electricity companies offer service in North Carolina?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Duke Energy Carolinas||2,145,191|
|2||Duke Energy Progress||1,488,466|
|3||Energy United Electric Member Corp||132,141|
|5||Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation||103,048|
|6||Fayetteville Electric Company||84,019|
|7||Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation||79,929|
|9||Blue Ridge Energy||77,549|
How many electric companies offer service in North Carolina?
North Carolina has 104 electricity providers offering service in the area.