Caldwell County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Caldwell County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Caldwell County ranks 291st county out of 3221 counties in the United States in hydroelectric power production, generating 73,919 megawatt hours a year from hydroelectric facilities.

The largest electricity provider in Caldwell County by number of customers is Duke Energy Carolinas.

In the county, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has dropped by 37.24% in the last year.

Caldwell County is ranked 56th out of 100 counties in the state for renewable electricity production per capita, at 0.94 megawatt hours per person each year.

Citizens of Caldwell County use enough electricity to emit 3,806.21 kilograms of CO2 gases per year per capita, which is the 2093rd highest amount of pollution from electric consumption for a county in the United States.

Caldwell County emitted 306,978,836.65 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity use, which ranks it as the 33rd highest polluting county in North Carolina.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,083,653 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    75,614 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    75,614 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.94 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    306,978,837 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,806.21 kg

Lenoir, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Lenoir's inhabitants spend 11.50 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 1.92% below the state's average rate of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 280th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $126.49, while the Lenoir average is 13.05% lower at $109.98 per month. This ranks the city 162nd in the state for average monthly bill amount.

In Lenoir, there are no electricity generating plants. The inhabitants must rely on power produced outside of the city limits. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 75,091,294.75 kilograms, which is 58th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 109th highest in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lenoir

Lenoir 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.
280th11.50¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lenoir
162nd$109.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lenoir Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lenoir, 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

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Sawmills, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Sawmills' inhabitants spend 10.46 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 10.87% below the state's average rate of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 142nd out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $126.49, while the Sawmills average is 15.50% lower at $106.88 per month. This ranks the city 145th in the state for average monthly bill amount.

In Sawmills, there are no electricity generating plants. The inhabitants must rely on power produced outside of the city limits. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 20,540,447.89 kilograms, which is 160th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 109th highest in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sawmills

Sawmills 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.
142nd10.46¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sawmills
145th$106.88Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sawmills Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sawmills, 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

Granite Falls, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Granite Falls' inhabitants spend 11.64 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. This is 0.75% below the state's average rate of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 305th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for lowest average electricity rate. Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility is the largest supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The state average monthly residential electric bill is $126.49, while the Granite Falls average is 9.72% lower at $114.2 per month. This ranks the city 193rd in the state for average monthly bill amount.

In Granite Falls, there are no electricity generating plants. The inhabitants must rely on power produced outside of the city limits. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 20,315,403.14 kilograms, which is 165th largest amount in the state out of 777 cities. Averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the city ranks 480th highest in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Granite Falls

Granite Falls 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.
305th11.64¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Granite Falls
193rd$114.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Granite Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Granite Falls, 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
Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.35123.1724,457.13,019,660.99

Electricity Production in Caldwell County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Caldwell County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Caldwell County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 73,919
Bernhardt Furniture Solar FarmBernhardt Furniture Company (100.00%)
Cajah's Mountain NC Solar 1,695

Caldwell County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 2 electricity plants in Caldwell County, which is the 980th most power plants in a county in the United States. Emissions in the county average 3,806.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, making them the 2093rd highest polluting county in the country based on emissions per capita. A total of 306,978,836.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. This is enough to rank 909th worst in the country for total pollution from electricity consumption. In Caldwell County, Conventional Hydroelectric is 97.76% of the fuel types utilized for electricity generation.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
97.76%
SOLAR
Solar
2.24%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 3 electric providers in Caldwell County, 66.67% of them report that they offer net metering. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The one company in Caldwell County who reports energy loss data reported an annual loss of 5.10%. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Caldwell County receiving a rank of 1889th best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Caldwell County:

  • Cajah's Mountain, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Cedar Rock, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 50.00%
  • Gamewell, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 70.92%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 29.08%
  • Granite Falls, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 39.48%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 24.91%
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 35.61%
  • Hudson, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 73.93%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 26.07%
  • Lenoir, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 51.67%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 48.33%
  • Rhodhiss, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Sawmills, North Carolina:
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 8.35%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 91.65%

* 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 Caldwell County, North Carolina?

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

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

There are 3 electricity companies operating in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

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

There are 2 electricity plants in Caldwell County, North Carolina

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas64,434
2Blue Ridge Energy18,002
3Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility2,507

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-10-18