Dare County, North Carolina Electric Profile

With a population of 37,009 residents, Dare County is the 66th largest county by population in North Carolina.

With a US average residential electricity bill of $120.24, Dare County citizens pay about 18.34% more than their fellow countrymen per month for electricity.

There was a 0.88% rise in CO2 emissions per capita during the most recent 12 months in Dare County.

Customers in Dare County experience an average of 1.16 outages lasting 127.95 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

On average, Dare County residents are accountable for 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the statewide average pollution per capita is 4,279.67.

The largest electricity provider in Dare County by number of customers is Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    473,222 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    156,886,232 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,239.14 kg

Kill Devil Hills, NC Electric Overview

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Kill Devil Hills averages a residential electricity rate of 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour paid by consumers within the city borders, which is 16.24% above the average North Carolina price of 11.43 cents and 1.21% less than the US average of 13.45 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a customer in the city is $144.56 per month, while the North Carolina average is $121.21. Dominion Energy is the largest electricity provider in the city based on total residential customers.

Emissions in Kill Devil Hills 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 30,331,027.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the city 117th 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 Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.100/kWh$242.45/mo.$97.50/mo.
659th13.29¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kill Devil Hills
687th$144.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kill Devil Hills Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED11.39149.631,659,572189,027,070
Tideland EMCBUNDLED15.19139.48225,07234,181,000

Kitty Hawk, NC Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour for Kitty Hawk, which is 16.24% more than North Carolina's average price of 11.43 cents. This means the city is 659th best for average electricity rate out of 739 cities in the state. Selling 7,973.75 megawatt hours, Dominion Energy is the largest supplier in the city. The city is faced with an average of 1.16 electrical outages per consumer a year. These outages go on for an average of 127.95 minutes. In comparison, the nationwide average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Kitty Hawk 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 14,794,589.11 kilograms, which is 214th 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 Kitty Hawk

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.100/kWh$242.45/mo.$97.50/mo.
659th13.29¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kitty Hawk
687th$144.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kitty Hawk Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED11.39149.631,659,572189,027,070
Tideland EMCBUNDLED15.19139.48225,07234,181,000

Nags Head, NC Electric Overview

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Nags Head's inhabitants are charged an average residential electricity rate of 13.29 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably, 16.24% higher than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Dominion Energy. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential electricity bill of $144.56. This is 20.22% higher than the US average of $120.24.

Nags Head is the 241st worst ranked city in North Carolina out of 739 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 12,390,998.27 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 Nags Head

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.100/kWh$242.45/mo.$97.50/mo.
659th13.29¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Nags Head
687th$144.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nags Head Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Nags Head, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Dominion EnergyBUNDLED11.39149.631,659,572189,027,070
Tideland EMCBUNDLED15.19139.48225,07234,181,000

Energy Production in Dare County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Dare County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Dare County NC Distillate Fuel Oil -12321,297.97-26,774.83

Dare County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Dare County emits 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 pollution per resident in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 18th worst polluting county out of 100 counties in North Carolina and 1958th out of 3220 counties nationally. Total emissions in the county are 156,886,231.65 kilograms, which is the 1410th worst total amount of emissions for any county in the nation. The county is home to one electricity generation plant, which is the 83rd highest number of power plants within a county in North Carolina and the 78th highest rate of power plants per resident out of the state's 3220 counties.

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Dare County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Dare County providing electricity. Of those 3, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, North Carolina has decent net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

Dare County has an average of 12.46% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The United States average for energy loss is 2.76% and the North Carolina average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 2934th best in the country and a state rank of 95th best out of 3220 and 100 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Dare County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Dare County:

  • Duck, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.02%
    • Tideland EMC: 49.98%
  • Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tideland EMC: 50.00%
  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tideland EMC: 50.00%
  • Manteo, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tideland EMC: 50.00%
  • Nags Head, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tideland EMC: 50.00%
  • Southern Shores, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Tideland EMC: 50.00%

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

FAQ

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

Dare County, North Carolina is home to one active power plant producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

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

By total customer count, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in Dare County, North Carolina.

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

Dare County, North Carolina has 3 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

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

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative7,677
2Tideland EMC2,595
3Dominion Energy2,447

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-12-01