Carteret County, North Carolina Electric Profile

The largest electricity company in Carteret County by number of customers is Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative.

At an average residential price of 11.49 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, citizens of Carteret County enjoy a 14.61% discount from the nationwide average price.

Carteret County has a population of 69,473 citizens.

Carteret County ranks as the 37th worst pollution level from electricity use in the state, emitting 294,505,584.36 kilograms of CO2 gases.

Carteret County is ranked 1960th out of 3220 for highest polluting county in the nation when considering pollution per capita. The county emits 4,239.14 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

No electricity production takes place in Carteret County, meaning the county must import their electricity from outside of their borders.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    888,329 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    294,505,584 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,239.14 kg

Morehead City, NC Electric Overview

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Morehead City averages a residential electricity rate of 11.52 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 0.73% above the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 14.39% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $120.2. This is 0.83% less than the state average of $121.21. Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative sells 14,540.43 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other electricity provider.

Emissions in Morehead City average 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity consumption, which ranks them as the 127th worst polluting city out of 739 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 39,902,999.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 92nd highest for total emissions in North Carolina. In the city, there are no power generating plants so the city must depend on electricity generated outside of the city limits.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Morehead City

Morehead City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$163.77/mo.$80.69/mo.
298th11.52¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Morehead City
273rd$120.2Average residential monthly electricity bill for Morehead City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Morehead City, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Carteret Craven Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.58116.02447,81151,863,900
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874

Zips with electric coverage in Morehead City, North Carolina include: 28570, 28557, 28516, 28512

Newport, NC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 11.51 cents per kilowatt hour for Newport, which is 0.71% more than North Carolina's average price of 11.43 cents. This means the city is 294th best for average electricity rate out of 739 cities in the state. Selling 14,666.33 megawatt hours, Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative is the largest supplier in the city.

Newport has to turn to neighboring communities and rural areas for electricity, because no power production happens in the city. The city’s electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 19,525,466.32 kilograms, which is 162nd highest in the state out of 739 cities. The city averages 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city’s emission levels. They rank as the 127th highest city in North Carolina in this category.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newport

Newport residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$163.77/mo.$80.69/mo.
294th11.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newport
277th$120.33Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newport Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newport, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Carteret Craven Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.58116.02447,81151,863,900
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874

Beaufort, NC Electric Overview

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Beaufort's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.52 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 0.74% higher than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents. Selling 10,015.15 megawatt hours per year, Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in the city. Consumers in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $120.12. This is 0.90% lower than the state average bill of $121.21.

Beaufort is the 169th worst ranked city in North Carolina out of 739 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 18,410,573.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city’s pollution levels. The city has no electricity generation plants within its borders.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Beaufort

Beaufort residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$163.77/mo.$80.69/mo.
301st11.52¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Beaufort
269th$120.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Beaufort Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Beaufort, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Carteret Craven Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.58116.02447,81151,863,900
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874

Carteret County, North Carolina Details

Carteret County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Carteret County providing electricity. Of those 2, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their consumers, which makes 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 feasible.

Energy Loss

Carteret County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 4.21% of their energy lost per year. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the North Carolina average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 1372nd best in the country and a state rank of 20th best out of 3220 and 100 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Carteret County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Carteret County:

  • Atlantic Beach, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 49.07%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 50.93%
  • Beaufort, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 48.39%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 51.61%
  • Bogue, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 49.85%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 50.15%
  • Cape Carteret, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 49.91%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 50.09%
  • Cedar Point, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 55.90%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 44.10%
  • Emerald Isle, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 53.30%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 46.70%
  • Indian Beach, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 49.18%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 50.82%
  • Morehead City, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 49.37%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 50.63%
  • Newport, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.88%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 49.12%
  • Peletier, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 59.47%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 40.53%
  • Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 67.86%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 32.14%
  • Swansboro, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 65.28%
    • Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation: 1.32%
    • Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative: 33.39%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Carteret County, North Carolina?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative28,827
2Duke Energy Progress23,733

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

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

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

There are 2 electricity providers offering service in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-29