Columbus County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Columbus County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Columbus County is the 11th worst polluting county in North Carolina when considering emissions per capita. The county emits 5,150.61 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

Over the course of the previous year, Columbus County had a 1.72% rise in CO2 emissions per capita.

Solar power usage in Columbus County has increased by 12.00% year over year, with 114,076 megawatt hours being produced from solar energy during the course of the previous year.

Columbus County's 2.65% increase in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity generation over the course of the past 12 months is an unfortunate circumstance.

The use of renewable fuels for electricity generation in Columbus County grew by 1.42% last year.

With total production of 498,457.62 megawatt hours, Columbus County is ranked 878th highest producer of electricity of all 3221 counties in the United States for total production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    680,179 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    498,458 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    447,501 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    50,956 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    9.85 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    260,739,371 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,150.61 kg

Whiteville, NC Electricity Overview

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Whiteville's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 11.99 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, unfortunately for their inhabitants, 2.19% more than North Carolina's average price of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 394th best for average electricity price out of 777 cities in the state. Duke Energy Progress sells an estimated 8,061.18 megawatt hours in the city each year, more than any other electricity provider. There is 622.27% more electricity used in Whiteville than is produced, meaning the city must purchase electricity from neighboring cities and counties.

Emissions in Whiteville average 3,525.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 739th worst polluting city out of 777 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 16,801,181.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 199th largest emissions amount in North Carolina. Roughly 100.00% of Whiteville's electricity is generated using Solar. Whiteville is home to one electricity producing plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Whiteville

Whiteville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$164.47/mo.$80.69/mo.
394th11.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Whiteville
379th$131.8Average residential monthly electricity bill for Whiteville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Whiteville, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

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Tabor City, NC Electricity Overview

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Tabor City's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 12.90 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, unfortunately for their inhabitants, 9.98% more than North Carolina's average price of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 694th best for average electricity price out of 777 cities in the state. With an estimated 228 total residential customers, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is the largest vendor in the city. Tabor City electricity customers use 540.56% of the electricity generated within the city limits and the city must use megawatt hours produced in rural areas or other nearby cities to account for the difference.

Emissions in Tabor City average 3,334.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 740th worst polluting city out of 777 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 12,608,824.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 249th largest emissions amount in North Carolina. Roughly 100.00% of Tabor City's electricity is generated using Solar. Tabor City is home to one electricity producing plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tabor City

Tabor City residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.110/kWh$170.42/mo.$95.03/mo.
694th12.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tabor City
549th$136.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tabor City Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tabor City, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Brunswick Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED13.82141.441,131,042156,254,842
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

Chadbourn, NC Electricity Overview

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Chadbourn's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 12.90 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, unfortunately for their inhabitants, 9.99% more than North Carolina's average price of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 695th best for average electricity price out of 777 cities in the state. Selling an estimated 3,782.94 megawatt hours each year, Duke Energy Progress is the largest supplier in the city. The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $129.86, while the Chadbourn average is 5.21% higher at $136.62 per month.

Emissions in Chadbourn average 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident due to electricity use, which ranks them as the 109th worst polluting city out of 777 cities in North Carolina based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic (more people almost always equals more pollution), the total emissions of the city from electricity consumption is 6,440,371.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 351st largest emissions amount in North Carolina. The city has zero power plants currently operating within the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chadbourn

Chadbourn residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.110/kWh$170.44/mo.$95.05/mo.
695th12.90¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chadbourn
550th$136.62Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chadbourn Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chadbourn, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Brunswick Electric Membership CorporationBUNDLED13.82141.441,131,042156,254,842
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

Electricity Production in Columbus County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Columbus County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
International Paper Riegelwood MillInternational Paper (100.00%)
Riegelwood CDP NC Black Liquour 384,381.62205,399,723.74534.36
Trojan Solar, LLCSol Systems (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 9,776
Arthur Solar, LLCNew Energy Solar (100.00%)
Tabor City NC Solar 9,398
Mill Pond Solar Farm, LLCMill Pond Solar Farm, LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 9,397
Acme Solar, LLC
Columbus County NC Solar 9,313
Sadiebrook NC SolarSadiebrook Solar LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 9,269
Chadbourn FarmChadbourn Farm LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 9,177
McKenzie FarmMcKenzie Farm LLC (100.00%)
Whiteville NC Solar 8,866
Graham Solar Center LLCTerraForm Power (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 8,840
Dessie Solar Center LLCTerraForm Power (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 8,781
Delco FarmDelco Farm, LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 8,727
Chauncey Farm LLCChauncey Farm (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 8,648
Broadway Solar Center, LLCSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 8,349
Garrell Solar FarmGarrell Solar Farm LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 6,762
Heedeh SolarNew Energy Solar (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 6,480
Panda Solar NC 6, LLCPanda Solar NC 6, LLC (100.00%)
Columbus County NC Solar 1,6066/2049

Columbus County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Columbus County citizens average 5,150.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. A total of 260,739,371.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the county a year. Black Liquour is the primary fuel type in Columbus County, with 66.89% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Other fuel types used include Solar at 22.89% and Natural Gas at 10.22%. Columbus County has 16 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 77th highest number of power plants in a county.

BLACK LIQUOUR
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
Black Liquour
66.89%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
22.89%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
10.22%

Columbus County, North Carolina Net Metering

Columbus County has 2 out of 2 electricity suppliers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Residents of North Carolina have decent net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Columbus County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 4.34% of their energy lost per year. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Columbus County a rank of 25th best in North Carolina out of 100.

Power Companies in Columbus County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Columbus County:

  • Boardman, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.24%
    • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation: 49.76%
  • Bolton, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Brunswick, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.00%
    • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
  • Cerro Gordo, North Carolina:
    • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.00%
  • Chadbourn, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.00%
    • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation: 50.00%
  • Fair Bluff, North Carolina:
    • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation: 49.92%
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.08%
  • Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Sandyfield, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%
  • Tabor City, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 50.05%
    • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation: 49.95%
  • Whiteville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

There are 16 power plants located in Columbus County, North Carolina

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

There are 2 electricity suppliers serving consumers in Columbus County, North Carolina.

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

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

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation55,434
2Duke Energy Progress54,901

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-20