Burke County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Burke County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Renewable electricity fuels account for 99.93%, or 77,372 megawatt hours, of Burke County's total energy generation.

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

At an average residential rate of 10.60 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the national average 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Burke County benefit from a 26.69% discount from the US average price.

During the previous 12 months, Burke County has seen a 36.30% drop in the use of renewable fuels for electricity production.

Burke County is the 424th highest producer of solar energy by total megawatt hours produced in the country.

Burke County has the 1365th largest total electricity generation of all 3221 counties in the United States, producing 77,428 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,176,605 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    77,428 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    77,372 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    56 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.88 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    334,843,932 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,823.73 kg

Morganton, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Morganton home are billed a residential electricity price of 11.04 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.91% lower than the average state rate of 11.73 cents. The city experiences an average of 0.23 electrical outages per customer per year. These outages go on for an average of 16.54 minutes. In contrast, the national average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage. The city produces approximately 0 megawatt hours per person each year from electrical generating plants located within its city limits, which makes it the 85th highest generator out of 777 cities in the state.

Morganton is the 61st highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 71,534,371.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. The city also ranks 20th highest in North Carolina in pollution per citizen, averaging 4,093.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. The city has 2 electricity plants, which is the 7th highest for a city in North Carolina. Morganton's fuel of choice is Distillate Fuel Oil, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from this fuel.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Morganton

Morganton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.127/kWh$0.094/kWh$161.22/mo.$91.28/mo.
213th11.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Morganton
173rd$111.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Morganton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Morganton, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Morganton ElectricBUNDLED11.90103.3369,5368,276,500
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED10.98125.59936,601102,816,872

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Valdese, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Valdese home are billed a residential electricity price of 10.50 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.45% lower than the average state rate of 11.73 cents. Selling an estimated 29,824.6 megawatt hours per year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $107.02 per month, while the national average is $129.86. Customers in Valdese have a 15.39% reduction compared to other citizens in the country.

Valdese is the 172nd highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 19,186,087.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 109th worst in the state in this category. All of the 63,002.15 megawatt hours of electricity used in Valdese must be sourced from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Valdese

Valdese residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
145th10.50¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Valdese
147th$107.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for Valdese Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Valdese, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114735,85594,635,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852

Zips with electric coverage in Valdese, North Carolina include: 28655, 28612, 28690, 28671

Icard CDP, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Icard CDP home are billed a residential electricity price of 10.24 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 12.74% lower than the average state rate of 11.73 cents. Selling an estimated 14,524.92 megawatt hours per year, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city. The average residential electric bill for a consumer in the city is $106.23 per month, while the national average is $129.86. Customers in Icard CDP have a 16.02% reduction compared to other citizens in the country.

Icard CDP is the 279th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 10,032,904.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 480th worst in the state in this category. All of the 32,945.46 megawatt hours of electricity used in Icard CDP must be sourced from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Icard CDP

Icard CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
2nd10.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Icard CDP
16th$106.23Average residential monthly electricity bill for Icard CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Icard CDP, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852

Zips with electric coverage in Icard CDP, North Carolina include: 28602, 28612, 28666

Electricity Production in Burke County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Burke County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Burke County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 56,322
Dragstrip FarmDragstrip Farm LLC (100.00%)
Burke County NC Solar 9,093
Cline Solar Farm, LLCCline Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Hildebran NC Solar 8,349
Innovative Solar 26, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Hildebran NC Solar 3,608
Drexel NC Distillate Fuel Oil 5374,453.411,404.78
Catawba River Pollution ControlMorganton Electric (100.00%)
Morganton NC Distillate Fuel Oil 336,522.9212,174.31

Burke County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Burke County's primary fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 72.74% of electricity production using this fuel source. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil are also primary fuel sources in the county, with 27.19% and 0.07% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the county there are 3,823.73 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. This ranks them 2086th highest in the country for emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 334,843,931.9 kilograms, which is the 856th highest total amount of pollution for a county in the United States. Burke County has 6 power plants within its borders. This is the 296th most plants within a single county.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
72.74%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
27.19%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.07%

Burke County, North Carolina Net Metering

Out of the 6 providers in Burke County, 50.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in Burke County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average an annual energy loss of 5.03% of electricity generated. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.76%, Burke County is ranked as the 1838th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Burke County:

  • Connelly Springs, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Drexel, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 51.76%
    • Drexel, North Carolina Electric Utility: 48.24%
  • Glen Alpine, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Hildebran, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Morganton, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.40%
    • Morganton Electric: 33.20%
    • Rutherford Electric: 33.40%
  • Rutherford College, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 82.63%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 17.37%
  • Valdese, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 89.80%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 10.20%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest provider in Burke County, North Carolina?

By total revenue, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Burke County, North Carolina.

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

There are 6 electricity suppliers operating in Burke County, North Carolina.

How many power plants are in Burke County, North Carolina?

There are 6 electricity plants in Burke County, North Carolina

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

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-24