Burke County, NC: 6 Electric Providers

Burke County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Burke County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Burke County is 542nd out of 3230 counties in the US in solar power generation, with 20,585 megawatt hours generated from solar.

On average, Burke County citizens are accountable for 3,539.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, while the statewide average pollution per capita is 3,807.02.

When calculating by number of customers, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity supplier in Burke County.

Burke County is home to 87,881 citizens and its power plants produce 69,590 megawatt hours of electricity per year, for a production per capita average of 0.79 megawatt hours per capita per year.

With total production of 69,590 megawatt hours, Burke County is the 1469th highest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3230 counties.

Burke County has a population of 87,881 residents.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,116,681 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.71 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    69,590 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    69,669 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -79 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.79 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    311,089,055 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,539.89 kg

Morganton, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Morganton home are billed a residential electricity price of 12.14 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 7.31% lower than the average state rate of 13.10 cents. Selling an estimated 324,984.84 megawatt hours per year, Morganton Electric is the largest provider in the city. Citizens in the city have an average monthly residential electricity bill of $120.2. This is 9.12% below the state average bill of $132.25.

Morganton is the 60th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 65,636,660.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. Additionally, the city ranks 507th highest in North Carolina in emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 3,774.61 kilograms of emissions per resident. The city has 4 electricity plants, which is the 3rd highest for a city in North Carolina.

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$0.154/kWh$0.094/kWh$161.22/mo.$91.28/mo.
236th12.14¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Morganton
198th$120.2Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Morganton ElectricBUNDLED11.1598.27172,6268,098,800
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED13.54148.81918,590.41124,390,629

Valdese, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Valdese home are billed a residential electricity price of 11.86 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.43% lower than the average state rate of 13.10 cents. Selling an estimated 28,765.84 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 $113.99 per month, while the national average is $137.99. Customers in Valdese have a 13.81% reduction compared to other citizens in the country.

Valdese is the 167th highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 17,540,604.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 507th worst in the state in this category. All of the 59,048.21 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$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
191st11.86¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Valdese
141st$113.99Average 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 EnergyBUNDLED13.08119.32770,827100,803,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993

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

Connelly Springs, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Connelly Springs home are billed a residential electricity price of 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.48% lower than the average state rate of 13.10 cents. Selling an estimated 18,233.46 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 $113.39 per month, while the national average is $137.99. Customers in Connelly Springs have a 14.27% reduction compared to other citizens in the country.

Connelly Springs is the 303rd highest ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 8,500,417.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 33rd worst in the state in this category. All of the 28,615.57 megawatt hours of electricity used in Connelly Springs 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 Connelly Springs

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
50th11.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Connelly Springs
7th$113.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Connelly Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Connelly Springs, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993

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 49,084
Dragstrip FarmDragstrip Farm LLC (100.00%)
Burke County NC Solar 9,019
Cline Solar Farm, LLCCline Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Hildebran NC Solar 8,107
Innovative Solar 26, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Hildebran NC Solar 3,459
Catawba River Pollution ControlMorganton Electric (100.00%)
Morganton NC Distillate Fuel Oil 111,186.5311,186.53
Drexel NC Distillate Fuel Oil -929,929.53-3,325.5
Morganton NC Distillate Fuel Oil -331,852.08-56.12
Morganton NC Distillate Fuel Oil -381,852.08-48.74

Burke County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Burke County's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 311,089,055.41 kilograms, which is the 876th largest amount of any county in the country. Additionally, the county ranks 2170th highest in the United States for pollution per resident, which could be argued to be the more important metric. They average 3,539.89 kilograms of emissions per citizen. The county is home to 8 power plants, which is the 36th most power plants within a county in North Carolina.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
70.53%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
29.58%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.11%

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 4 companies in Burke County that report energy loss. Together, these 4 providers average an annual energy loss of 3.85% of electricity generated. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.87%, Burke County is ranked as the 832nd 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:
    • Drexel, North Carolina Electric Utility: 48.24%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 51.76%
  • 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:
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 10.20%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 89.80%

* 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 8 electricity plants in Burke County, North Carolina

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

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06