Buncombe County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Buncombe County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Buncombe County is the 1308th largest producing county out of 3221 counties in the country when considering megawatt hours produced using renewable fuel sources.

Buncombe County ranks 452nd county out of 3221 counties in the United States in hydroelectric power generation, generating 8,381 megawatt hours per year from hydroelectric facilities.

Buncombe County consumes only 92.80% of the electricity generated in the county.

During the course of the last 12 months, Buncombe County saw a 11.86% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.

Buncombe County is the 385th highest county in the United States for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 14.43 megawatt hours per resident generated from non-renewable fuel sources.

With 5,473 megawatt generated from solar power and 269,452 citizens in Buncombe County, the county averages 0.02 megawatt hours generated from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 747th in the United States out of 3221 counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,620,400 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    3,901,363 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    13,854 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,887,509 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    14.48 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,383,984,015 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,136.29 kg

Asheville, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Asheville's residential electricity rate is 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 17.11% below the average US price of 14.46 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Progress. The state average monthly residential power bill is $126.49, while the Asheville average is 4.20% more at $131.8 per month. This ranks the city 379th in the state for average monthly bill total.

Asheville has zero electricity plants within its borders. The city is the 11th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 387,031,957.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the city ranks 109th worst in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Asheville

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$164.47/mo.$80.69/mo.
394th11.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Asheville
379th$131.8Average 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 ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

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

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Black Mountain, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Black Mountain's residential electricity rate is 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 17.11% below the average US price of 14.46 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Progress. The state average monthly residential power bill is $126.49, while the Black Mountain average is 4.20% more at $131.8 per month. This ranks the city 379th in the state for average monthly bill total.

Black Mountain has zero electricity plants within its borders. The city is the 108th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 34,476,855.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, the city ranks 480th worst in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Black Mountain

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$164.47/mo.$80.69/mo.
394th11.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Black Mountain
379th$131.8Average 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 ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

Woodfin, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Woodfin's residential electricity rate is 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 17.11% below the average US price of 14.46 cents. Woodfin citizens use 1467.71% of the electricity generated within the city boundaries and the city must use megawatt hours generated in rural areas or other nearby cities to make up for the excess usage. Duke Energy Progress is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count.

Woodfin's top fuel source consumed for electricity production is Conventional Hydroelectric. The city produces 7,265 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 30,259,495.98 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 125th highest in North Carolina out of 777 cities. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,812.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 733rd highest polluting city in North Carolina when calculating by CO2 emissions per capita. Woodfin has the 25th highest number of electricity generation plants of any city in the state, with one total power plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Woodfin

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$164.47/mo.$80.69/mo.
394th11.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Woodfin
379th$131.8Average 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 ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

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

Electricity 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 3,887,7241,491,388,733.15383.61
Metropolitan Sewerage DistrictMetropolitan Sewerage District (100.00%)
Woodfin NC Conventional Hydroelectric 7,265
Innovative Solar 6Cypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Buncombe County NC Solar 5,473
Buncombe County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 1,116
Asheville-Rock Hill BatteryDuke Energy Progress (100.00%)
Buncombe County NC Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -215

Buncombe County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Buncombe County's top fuel source consumed for electricity production is Natural Gas. The county produces 3,841,225.35 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Other fuel types used include Distillate Fuel Oil at 1.19% and Conventional Hydroelectric at 0.21% of generation. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. The county averages 5,136.29 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita from electricity consumption. Total emissions in the county are 1,383,984,015.44 kilograms, which is the 250th highest total amount of emissions for any county in the US. Buncombe County has 5 electricity producing plants in the county. This is the 452nd highest number of power plants in a single county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
98.46%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
1.19%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.21%
SOLAR
Solar
0.14%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.01%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electric suppliers in Buncombe County offer net metering to their customers. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Buncombe County is 5.71%. This includes data from 3 companies, including Duke Energy Progress, French Broad Electric, and Haywood Electric Membership. With a nationwide average energy loss of 2.76%, Buncombe County is ranked as the 2349th best county in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Buncombe County:

  • Asheville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Biltmore Forest, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Black Mountain, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Fairview, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Union Power: 50.00%
  • Montreat, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Weaverville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Woodfin, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

There are 5 power plants located in Buncombe County, North Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Progress38,221
2French Broad Electric3,318
3Haywood Electric Membership682

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-20