Buncombe County, North Carolina Electric Profile

Buncombe County produces 0.47% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 0.07 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

The 3,628,423 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuels places Buncombe County at 13th in North Carolina out of 100 counties in non-renewable power production.

Renewable electricity fuels account for 0.47%, or 17,064 megawatt hours, of Buncombe County’s total energy production, giving the county a ranking of 82nd in North Carolina for total megawatt hours from sustainable fuel types.

Buncombe County ranks 6th in North Carolina out of 100 counties for total natural gas generation, with 3,624,865.52 megawatt hours produced using the source.

The largest supplier in Buncombe County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

As the 13th highest county in North Carolina for non-renewable generation per capita, Buncombe County generates 13.89 megawatt hours per person per year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,339,764 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,645,487 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    17,064 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,628,423 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    13.96 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,198,673,120 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,589.26 kg

Asheville, NC Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Asheville is approximately 11.39 cents per kilowatt hour. Luckily for the inhabitants, this rate is below both the North Carolina and United States average prices of 11.43 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city has permitted a 100.00% increase in non-renewable fuel type use for electric generation purposes. The North Carolina average monthly residential electric bill is $121.21, while the Asheville average is 10.87% below at $108.04 per month. This is the 61st lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

Asheville emits 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city from electricity use, which makes it the 605th highest polluting city out of 739 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 388,135,409.5 kilograms, the city ranks 12th highest in North Carolina for total emissions from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has one power plant, which is 54th most in North Carolina.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Asheville

Asheville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.095/kWh$159.64/mo.$75.72/mo.
190th11.39¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Asheville
61st$108.04Average residential monthly electricity bill for Asheville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Asheville, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874
French Broad ElectricBUNDLED12.4995.61317,73839,696,600

Zips with electric coverage in Asheville, North Carolina include: 28806, 28803, 28715, 28804, 28805, 28704, 28732, 28801

Black Mountain, NC Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Black Mountain home purchase electricity for, on average, 11.39 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.36% less than the average state rate of 11.43 cents. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $108.03 per month, while the state average is $121.21. Patrons in Black Mountain have a 10.87% discount compared to the rest of the state. With 671 residential customers, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city.

Black Mountain emits 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 23rd worst polluting city out of 739 cities in the state. With total emissions of 34,523,534.02 kilograms, the city ranks 102nd worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 104,134.67 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Black Mountain

Black Mountain residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.095/kWh$159.64/mo.$75.72/mo.
198th11.39¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Black Mountain
53rd$108.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Black Mountain Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Black Mountain, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874
French Broad ElectricBUNDLED12.4995.61317,73839,696,600

Woodfin, NC Electric Overview

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Woodfin has an average residential electricity price of 11.39 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.36% less than the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 15.31% lower than the national average of 13.45 cents. The city generates roughly 1.41 megawatt hours per consumer in the city a year from electrical generating plants located within its borders, which ranks it as the 98th highest generator in the state out of 739 cities. The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $121.21, while the Woodfin average is 10.87% less at $108.03 per month. This is the 53rd lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in North Carolina.

In Woodfin, Conventional Hydroelectric 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 city. The city averages 3,770.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen due to electricity use. This results in a total pollution amount from electricity consumption of 24,932,043.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Woodfin has one electricity producing plant, which is 54th highest in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Woodfin

Woodfin residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.095/kWh$159.64/mo.$75.72/mo.
195th11.39¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Woodfin
53rd$108.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Woodfin Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Woodfin, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874
French Broad ElectricBUNDLED12.4995.61317,73839,696,600

Zips with electric coverage in Woodfin, North Carolina include: 28806, 28804, 28801, 28701

Energy Production in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Buncombe County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Buncombe County NC Natural Gas 3,628,5971,308,400,000.27360.58Yes
Metropolitan Sewerage DistrictMetropolitan Sewerage District (100.00%)
Woodfin NC Conventional Hydroelectric 9,342
Innovative Solar 6Cypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Buncombe County NC Solar 6,092
Biltmore Solar FieldsBiltmore Natural Resources, LLC (60.00%)Biltmore Energy Company, LLC (40.00%)
Buncombe County NC Solar 971
Asheville-Rock Hill BatteryDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
Asheville NC Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -174
Buncombe County NC Conventional Hydroelectric -312

Buncombe County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Buncombe County has roughly 99.43% of its electricity generated from Natural Gas. Conventional Hydroelectric (0.25%) is also used in electricity production, as well as Solar (0.22%). The county is the 288th worst ranked county in the country when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the county emitting 1,198,673,120.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 4,589.26 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 13th highest county in the state for CO2 pollution per capita. Buncombe County is home to 6 power producing plants, which is the 49th most plants within a county in North Carolina and the 81st highest rate of plants per citizen out of the state's 3220 counties.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
99.43%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.25%
SOLAR
Solar
0.22%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.10%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.00%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Net Metering

Out of the 3 providers in Buncombe County, 3 of them have made it a point to offer net metering to their consumers. At the state level, North Carolina is known for decent net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity companies in Buncombe County that report energy loss, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, and French Broad Electric. Together, these 3 electricity companies average a yearly energy loss of 4.63% of electricity generated. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Buncombe County a rank of 37th best in North Carolina out of 100 counties.

Power Companies in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Buncombe County:

  • Asheville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.34%
    • French Broad Electric: 33.32%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.34%
  • Biltmore Forest, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.33%
    • French Broad Electric: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
  • Black Mountain, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.33%
    • French Broad Electric: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
  • Fairview, North Carolina:
    • Union Power: 33.35%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.35%
    • Monroe Electric: 33.31%
  • Montreat, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.35%
    • French Broad Electric: 33.31%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.35%
  • Weaverville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.33%
    • French Broad Electric: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
  • Woodfin, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 33.33%
    • French Broad Electric: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%

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

FAQ

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity company in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

How many power plants are within Buncombe County, North Carolina?

Buncombe County, North Carolina has 6 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

There are 3 electricity providers operating in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

What electricity companies offer service in Buncombe County, North Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas66,004
2Duke Energy Progress31,246
3French Broad Electric15,153

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-24