Avery County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Avery County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

There was a 3.64% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita during the preceding year in Avery County.

Customers in Avery County experience an average of 1.8 power outages each year, with an average of 226 minutes per outage.

Avery County has emissions of 4,091.72 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the state average of 4,143.68.

The electricity consumed by residents of Avery County is produced outside of their borders as the county has no power generation facilities.

Mountain Electric Cooperative is the largest provider in Avery County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

At an average residential price of 11.11 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Avery County benefit from a 23.17% discount from the national average rate.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    239,244 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    72,857,214 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,091.72 kg

Newland, NC Electricity Overview

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Newland has an average residential electricity rate of 10.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately for their residents, 26.38% below the average national electricity price of 14.46 cents. With a population of 715 residents, the city is the 503rd most populous city in North Carolina. Selling an estimated 976.21 megawatt hours per year, Mountain Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Newland residents average 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 22nd highest in the state out of 777 in this category. With total emissions of 2,925,581.72 kilograms, the city ranks 497th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. All of the 9,606.85 megawatt hours consumed in Newland must be brought in from nearby areas as there are no electricity plants within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newland

Newland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.106/kWh$100.55/mo.$91.31/mo.
166th10.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newland
4th$98.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newland, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Mountain Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.6598.87171,81618,292,000

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Elk Park, NC Electricity Overview

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Elk Park has an average residential electricity rate of 10.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately for their residents, 26.38% below the average national electricity price of 14.46 cents. With a population of 542 residents, the city is the 560th most populous city in North Carolina. Selling an estimated 902.38 megawatt hours per year, Mountain Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Elk Park residents average 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 480th highest in the state out of 777 in this category. With total emissions of 2,217,713.7 kilograms, the city ranks 551st worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. All of the 7,282.4 megawatt hours consumed in Elk Park must be brought in from nearby areas as there are no electricity plants within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Elk Park

Elk Park residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.109/kWh$0.106/kWh$100.55/mo.$91.31/mo.
166th10.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Elk Park
4th$98.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Elk Park Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Elk Park, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Mountain Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.6598.87171,81618,292,000

Sugar Mountain, NC Electricity Overview

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Sugar Mountain has an average residential electricity rate of 11.03 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately for their residents, 23.70% below the average national electricity price of 14.46 cents. With a population of 371 residents, the city is the 624th most populous city in North Carolina. Selling an estimated 3,138.52 megawatt hours per year, Mountain Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Sugar Mountain residents average 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use, which ranks them 109th highest in the state out of 777 in this category. With total emissions of 1,518,029.12 kilograms, the city ranks 615th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. All of the 4,984.82 megawatt hours consumed in Sugar Mountain must be brought in from nearby areas as there are no electricity plants within the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sugar Mountain

Sugar Mountain residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.111/kWh$0.110/kWh$103.15/mo.$94.09/mo.
212th11.03¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sugar Mountain
10th$101.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sugar Mountain Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sugar Mountain, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114735,85594,635,000
Mountain Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.6598.87171,81618,292,000

Avery County, North Carolina Details

Avery County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 3 electricity suppliers in Avery County, 2 of them report that they offer net metering. At the state level, North Carolina is known for decent net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Avery County averages out to about 3.76% of all energy transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 824th best in the country and a state rank of 2nd best out of 3221 and 100 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Avery County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Avery County:

  • Crossnore, North Carolina:
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Elk Park, North Carolina:
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Grandfather, North Carolina:
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Grandfather Village, North Carolina:
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Newland, North Carolina:
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Sugar Mountain, North Carolina:
    • Mountain Electric Cooperative: 82.52%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 17.48%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Avery County, North Carolina?

Avery County, North Carolina is home to 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Avery County, North Carolina?

By total megawatt hours sold, Mountain Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in Avery County, North Carolina.

Which electricity companies offer service in Avery County, North Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Mountain Electric Cooperative16,958
2Duke Energy Progress2,377
3Blue Ridge Energy1,190

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-20