Catawba County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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Catawba County generates about 38.71 megawatt hours of electricity with natural gas per citizen living in the county. This is the 121st highest average out of 3220 counties in the country.

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Over the course of the last 12 months, Catawba County has had a 23.00% increase in generation of electricity from solar sources, up from 188,999 megawatt hours a year to 232,468 megawatt hours a year.

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Catawba County consumes only 28.67% of the electricity generated in the county, meaning they can store or export the surplus 71.33%.

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Over the last year Catawba County has experienced a 11.76% decrease in coal usage, dropping from a previous total of 6,999,087.45 megawatt hours produced from burning coal to 6,175,715.27 megawatt hours.

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Catawba County is ranked as the 401st highest electricity consuming county out of 3220 counties in the US with 2,040,126.55 megawatt hours being consumed by customers who live there.

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The usage of renewable fuel types for electricity production in Catawba County rose by 20.09% last year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,040,127 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    7,114,681 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    486,018 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,628,663 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    44.59 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,740,344,622 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    10,907.76 kg

Hickory, NC Electric Overview

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Hickory's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 11.22 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately for the citizens, this price is below both the state and nationwide average rates of 11.43 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $111.28. This is 8.19% less than the state average of $121.21. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 80,453.52 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other suppliers.

On average, Hickory residents emit 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 127th highest polluting city out of 739 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 172,253,104.3 kilograms, the city ranks 23rd worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Hickory

Hickory 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.
145th11.22¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Hickory
87th$111.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Hickory Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Hickory, North Carolina

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Blue Ridge EnergyBUNDLED12.86114No DataIcon representing missing value.735,85594,635,000
Drexel, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED12.97127.78No DataIcon representing missing value.14,096.181,827,812.16
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
Newton ElectricBUNDLED12.14118.05No DataIcon representing missing value.46,897.635,694,603.27

Zips with electric coverage in Hickory, North Carolina include: 28601, 28602, 28658, 28613

Newton, NC Electric Overview

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Newton's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 11.20 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.05% less than the average state rate of 11.43 cents and 16.75% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Electricity generation plants in the city have seen a 9.48% drop in the use of renewable energy versus non-renewable fuels. The average residential electric bill for a customer in the city is $112.05 per month.

Around 3,822.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 643rd highest polluter in North Carolina out of 739 cities. A total of 49,914,544.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 80th worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity use. The city has 2 power generation plants in the city. This is the 25th most power plants within a city and the 113th highest number of plants per capita, out of 739 cities, in the state. Newton's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newton

Newton residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$156.62/mo.$75.89/mo.
142nd11.20¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newton
106th$112.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newton Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newton, North Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Newton ElectricBUNDLED12.14118.05No DataIcon representing missing value.46,897.635,694,603.27
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED11.38131.03No DataIcon representing missing value.926,179105,428,211

St. Stephens CDP, NC Electric Overview

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On average, St. Stephens CDP's residential electricity price is 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.14% below North Carolina's average rate of 11.43 cents and 16.83% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a citizen in the city is $111.02 per month, while the state average is $121.21.

Electricity use in St. Stephens CDP results in the release of 39,881,803.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 93rd highest in the state out of 739 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 23rd worst in the state for emissions per person. The city is home to no power generation plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in St. Stephens CDP

St. Stephens CDP 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.
136th11.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of St. Stephens CDP
74th$111.02Average residential monthly electricity bill for St. Stephens CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in St. Stephens CDP, North Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Newton ElectricBUNDLED12.14118.05No DataIcon representing missing value.46,897.635,694,603.27

Energy Production in Catawba County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Catawba County, North Carolina

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Lake Norman of Catawba CDP NC Coal 6,628,606.026,038,841,411.54911.03No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Catawba County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 174,141No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apple Data Center - Fuel Cell 1&2Apple, Inc (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Landfill Gas 65,53027,124,356.47413.92No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Maiden Creek Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 58,538No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apple Data Center - PV2Apple, Inc (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 35,748No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apple Data Center PV3Apple, Inc (100.00%)
Claremont NC Solar 32,856No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apple Data Center PVApple, Inc (100.00%)
Maiden NC Solar 32,209No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Blackburn Landfill Co-GenerationCatawba County (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Landfill Gas 13,8793,195,067.27230.21No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sonne TwoHeelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 9,004No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Owen SolarOwen Solar LLC (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 8,802No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Apple OneCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 8,698No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Arndt FarmNC Renewable Investor 1, LLC (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 8,347No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Angel SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Newton NC Solar 8,306No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Two Lines FarmStrata Solar Development, LLC (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 8,159No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sigmon Catawba FarmStrata RS Solar Holding Fund 3 LLC (100.00%)
Newton NC Solar 8,116No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Flash SolarCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 8,087No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Old Catawba PV 1Fresh Air Energy XV, LLC (100.00%)
Catawba County NC Solar 5,598No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Maiden NC Distillate Fuel Oil 5768,971.271,210.02No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Catawba County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Catawba County, Coal is 86.80% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity production. When combined with Natural Gas (6.22%) and Solar (3.27%), these three fuel types make up 6,850,744.15 megawatt hours (or 96.29%) county's electricity production. The county is the 3rd highest ranked county in the state out of 100 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the county releasing 1,740,344,621.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Averaging 10,907.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 328th highest for pollution per capita. Catawba County is home to 18 power plants, which is the 78th highest number of plants within a county and the 735th highest amount of plants per person out of the US' 3220 counties.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
86.80%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
6.22%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
3.27%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.45%
LANDFILL GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Landfill Gas
1.12%
OTHER
Other
0.15%

Catawba County, North Carolina Net Metering

Catawba County has 5 out of 5 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in North Carolina have pretty good net metering regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 3 electricity companies in Catawba County that report energy loss, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Energy United Electric Member Corp, and Rutherford Electric. Combined, these 3 companies average an annual energy loss of 5.28% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% while the state average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 2256th best in the US and a state rank of 70th best out of 3220 and 100 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Catawba County:

  • Brookford, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Newton Electric: 50.00%
  • Catawba, North Carolina:
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 27.91%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 36.05%
    • Newton Electric: 36.05%
  • Claremont, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Newton Electric: 50.00%
  • Conover, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Newton Electric: 50.00%
  • Hickory, North Carolina:
    • Granite Falls, North Carolina Electric Utility: 1.31%
    • Drexel, North Carolina Electric Utility: 1.55%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 49.34%
    • Newton Electric: 46.48%
    • Blue Ridge Energy: 1.31%
  • Long View, North Carolina:
    • Drexel, North Carolina Electric Utility: 7.64%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Newton Electric: 42.36%
  • Maiden, North Carolina:
    • Maiden, North Carolina Electric Utility: 17.43%
    • Rutherford Electric: 14.95%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 34.01%
    • Newton Electric: 33.61%
  • Newton, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 5.13%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 47.43%
    • Newton Electric: 47.43%

* 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 Catawba County, North Carolina?

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

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

Catawba County, North Carolina has 5 electricity providers offering service in the area.

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas41,377
2Newton Electric4,578
3Energy United Electric Member Corp3,965
4Rutherford Electric2,325
5Maiden, North Carolina Electric Utility1,173

How many power plants are located in Catawba County, North Carolina?

Catawba County, North Carolina has 18 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16