Caldwell County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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During the previous year, there has been a 27.27% reduction in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity generation in Caldwell County.

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Caldwell County emitted 308,471,886.57 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which ranks them as the 905th worst polluting county out of 3220 counties in the country.

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Caldwell County consumes 771.86% more electricity than it produces.

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As the 1219th highest county in the nation for non-renewable production per capita, Caldwell County produces 0 megawatt hours per person per year.

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Caldwell County had a 23.34% rise over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel sources for electricity generation.

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With 1,456 megawatt hours generated from solar, Caldwell County ranks 78th out of 100 counties in North Carolina for solar power electricity production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    1,050,783 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    120,522 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    120,490 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    32 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.47 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    308,471,887 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,753.7 kg

Lenoir, NC Electric Overview

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Lenoir has an average residential electricity rate of 11.81 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 3.33% above the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 12.18% below the national average of 13.45 cents. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $113.72 per month, while the national average is $120.24. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest supplier in the city based on residential customer count.

Lenoir has zero electricity producing plants. Electricity use in the city results in the release of 75,791,535.46 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is the 54th highest in North Carolina out of 739 cities. The city averages 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Lenoir

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
410th11.81¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Lenoir
119th$113.72Average residential monthly electricity bill for Lenoir Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Lenoir, North Carolina

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Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114No DataIcon representing missing value.735,85594,635,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.35123.17No DataIcon representing missing value.24,457.13,019,660.99

Zips with electric coverage in Lenoir, North Carolina include: 28645, 28630, 28638

Sawmills, NC Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for customers in Sawmills is roughly 11.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.89% higher than the average state rate of 11.43 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 17,949.96 megawatt hours in the city each year, more than all other electricity suppliers. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $120.24, while the Sawmills average is 5.46% less at $113.68 per month.

For every person in the city there are 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 127th worst in North Carolina out of 739 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 21,895,144.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city must turn to neighboring towns or rural areas for electricity, because zero power production occurs in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sawmills

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
361st11.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sawmills
113th$113.68Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sawmills Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sawmills, North Carolina

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Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114No DataIcon representing missing value.735,85594,635,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.35123.17No DataIcon representing missing value.24,457.13,019,660.99

Granite Falls, NC Electric Overview

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Granite Falls has an average residential electricity rate of 11.66 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.98% higher than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents, resulting in the city ranking 366th out of 739 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Electric production facilities in the city have had a 27.27% decline in the amount of fossil and other non-renewable fuels used last year. The city generates over 0 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 151st largest total generation for any city in the state.

On average, Granite Falls residents emit 4,250.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, which makes it the 15th worst polluting city out of 739 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution of the city from electricity use is 19,672,570.66 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 161st highest in the state. The main fuel type utilized in Granite Falls is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. There is one power generation plant in Granite Falls, which is the 54th most power plants in a city in North Carolina and is the 101st highest rate of power plants per capita in the state.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
366th11.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Granite Falls
114th$113.68Average residential monthly electricity bill for Granite Falls Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Granite Falls, North Carolina

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Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114No DataIcon representing missing value.735,85594,635,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.35123.17No DataIcon representing missing value.24,457.13,019,660.99

Energy Production in Caldwell County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Caldwell County, North Carolina

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Rhodhiss NC Conventional Hydroelectric 119,034No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bernhardt Furniture Solar FarmBernhardt Furniture Company (100.00%)
Cajah's Mountain NC Solar 1,456No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Granite Falls NC Distillate Fuel Oil 3264,452.212,014.13No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Caldwell County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Caldwell County's power plants mainly use Conventional Hydroelectric, which makes up 119,034 megawatt hours (or 98.77%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Solar and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 1.21% and 0.03%, respectively. Emissions in the county average 3,753.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them as the 60th highest polluting county out of 100 counties in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. A total of 308,471,886.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county. Caldwell County has 3 electricity plants within its borders. This is the 785th highest amount of plants within a single county and the 1422nd highest number of plants per person, out of 3220 counties, in the United States.

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Conventional Hydroelectric
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98.77%
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Solar
1.21%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.03%

Caldwell County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Caldwell County providing electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Caldwell County averages out to about 5.10% of all energy transmitted by the one company that reports energy loss. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Caldwell County a rank of 60th best in the state out of 100.

Providers In Each City in Caldwell County:

  • Cajah's Mountain, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 44.90%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 44.90%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 10.21%
  • Cedar Rock, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 33.33%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.33%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 33.33%
  • Gamewell, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 45.44%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 45.44%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 9.13%
  • Granite Falls, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 38.27%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 38.27%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 23.46%
  • Hudson, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 33.47%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.47%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 33.06%
  • Lenoir, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 33.35%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.35%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 33.30%
  • Rhodhiss, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 17.18%
    • Drexel, North Carolina Electric Utility: 32.82%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Sawmills, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 38.59%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 38.59%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 22.81%

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

FAQ

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

Caldwell County, North Carolina has 3 electricity providers operating in the area.

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

The largest electricity provider in Caldwell County, North Carolina by total customer count is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas47,649
2Blue Ridge Energy21,919
3Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility2,505

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

There are 3 active electricity plants in Caldwell County, North Carolina

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16