Cherokee County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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With a population of 28,612 residents, Cherokee County is the 71st largest county by population in North Carolina.

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Cherokee County consumes 33.45% of the generation put out by their generation facilities.

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The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Cherokee County is 11.17 cents. This is about 16.97% less than the nationwide average rate of 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Cherokee County generates 99.68% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 1,090,271 megawatt hours per year.

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At $106.71, the Cherokee County average monthly residential electricity bill is 11.96% lower than the North Carolina average.

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Cherokee County ranks 76th in the state out of 100 counties in solar power production, with 3,514 megawatt hours generated from solar.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    365,852 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,093,785 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,093,785 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    38.23 MWh

Andrews, NC Electric Overview

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Andrews has an average residential electricity rate of 10.23 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 23.93% lower than the average national electricity only service price of 13.45 cents. The North Carolina average monthly residential electric bill is $121.21, while the Andrews average is 14.20% lower at $104 per month. This is the 29th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in North Carolina. Duke Energy Carolinas sells 4,559.56 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Andrews emits 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 127th worst polluting city out of 739 cities in the state. With total emissions of 7,787,295.19 kilograms, the city ranks 317th worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity use, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city’s pollution levels. The city has no power generation sources, resulting in the need to import all of the 23,489.12 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Andrews

Andrews 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.
1st10.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Andrews
29th$104Average residential monthly electricity bill for Andrews Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Andrews, North Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047

Murphy, NC Electric Overview

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Murphy has an average residential electricity rate of 11.02 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 18.07% lower than the average national electricity only service price of 13.45 cents. The North Carolina average monthly residential electric bill is $121.21, while the Murphy average is 6.35% lower at $113.51 per month. This is the 109th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in North Carolina. Murphy Power Board sells 19,289.44 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Murphy is tied for last in the country for total number of power plants in a city, with zero power plants currently operating within the city. Approximately 7,083,598.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted in the city from electricity consumption each year.. Averaging 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 127th worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Murphy

Murphy 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.
113th11.02¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Murphy
109th$113.51Average residential monthly electricity bill for Murphy Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Murphy, North Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047
Murphy Power BoardBUNDLED11.81123.02No DataIcon representing missing value.44,3985,242,000

Marble CDP, NC Electric Overview

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Marble CDP's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 10.23 cents per kilowatt hour . This is below both the North Carolina and the United States average rates of 11.43 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Duke Energy Carolinas has 109 residential customers, more than all other vendors who operate in the city. The North Carolina average monthly residential electric bill is $121.21, while the Marble CDP average is 14.20% less at $104 per month. This is the 29th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in North Carolina.

The electricity sold in Marble CDP has to be imported from surrounding cities or rural areas, because there are no power generation plants within its borders. The city residents average 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. in this category. This comes to a total emissions amount of 1,653,263.54 kilograms.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Marble CDP

Marble 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.
1st10.23¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Marble CDP
29th$104Average residential monthly electricity bill for Marble CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Marble CDP, North Carolina

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Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.23104No DataIcon representing missing value.22,037,4142,254,897,047

Energy Production in Cherokee County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Cherokee County, North Carolina

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Cherokee County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 715,344No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
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CS Murphy Point, LLCCS Murphy Point, LLC (100.00%)
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Martins Creek Solar NC, LLCDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
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Murphy Farm Power, LLCMurphy Farm Power, LLC (100.00%)
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Cherokee County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 5 electricity plants in Cherokee County, which is the 53rd highest number of plants in a county in North Carolina and translates to the 35th highest rate of power plants per resident in the state. Coming in as the 96th worst out of 100 counties in North Carolina, the county releases 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. More telling of the county’s pollution reality, is the per person CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 2960th highest county in the nation for CO2 pollution per capita. Cherokee County's primary fuel type is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 99.68% of electricity production coming from the fuel source.

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99.68%
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Cherokee County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Cherokee County providing electricity. Of those 4, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their customers, 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 affordable.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Cherokee County is about 4.50% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The United States average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Cherokee County a rank of 31st best in North Carolina out of 100.

Power Companies in Cherokee County, North Carolina

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Cherokee County, North Carolina?

The largest electricity provider in Cherokee County, North Carolina by total revenue is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

There are 5 active electricity plants in Cherokee County, North Carolina

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

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1Duke Energy Carolinas46,391
2Blue Ridge Mountain EMC10,378
3Murphy Power Board4,956
4Tri-State EMC1,575

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

There are 4 electricity providers operating in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

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