Durham County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Durham County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Residents of Durham County are paying, on average, 22.04% less per kilowatt hour at home than the nationwide average price, at 11.27 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour.

Durham County ranks 6th out of 100 counties in the state for total consumption, with its citizens using 4,364,508.15 megawatt hours.

Citizens of Durham County use enough electricity to release 4,067.94 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per person, which is the 2022nd highest amount of pollution from electricity use for a county in the United States.

Durham County averages 0.08 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 80th highest in the state out of 100counties.

Durham County ranks 68th out of 100 counties in the state for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 0.08 megawatt hours produced per person per year.

Durham County produces 0.58% of their needed electricity and must import the remaining 99.42% from other counties.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,364,508 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    25,365 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    25,365 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.08 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,321,402,135 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,067.94 kg

Durham, NC Electricity Overview

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Durham averages a residential electricity rate of 10.47 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 10.76% less than the state's average price of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 143rd best for average electricity price out of 777 cities in the state. The city produces over 0 megawatt hours from its power generating plants, which is the 62nd most in total generation for any city in the state. Durham produces 0.15% of the electricity needed in the city and must purchase power from plants outside of their city limits or rural area power generation facilities.

Durham residents average 4,085.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 1,158,261,958.7 kilograms, the city ranks 4th highest 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. There is one power generation plant in the city. When it comes to electricity generation, Durham's top fuel is Solar, making up 100.00% of generation in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Durham

Durham residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
143rd10.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Durham
163rd$110Average residential monthly electricity bill for Durham Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Durham, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Piedmont Electric Member CorporationBUNDLED13.88159.81402,49555,878,500
Wake ElectricBUNDLED12.24140.1624,63276,460,300

Zips with electric coverage in Durham, North Carolina include: 27703, 27713, 27707, 27705, 27704, 27560, 27517, 27701, 27712, 27617, 27503 and 1 other zip code(s).

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Gorman CDP, NC Electricity Overview

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Gorman CDP averages a residential electricity rate of 11.04 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 5.88% less than the state's average price of 11.73 cents, which ranks the city 214th best for average electricity price out of 777 cities in the state. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $119.81 per month. Duke Energy Carolinas sells an estimated 11,241.55 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other vendors.

Gorman CDP residents average 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use. With total emissions of 4,517,261.85 kilograms, the city ranks 420th highest 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. Within Gorman CDP, there are no power facilities. The citizens must depend on power imported from outside of the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gorman CDP

Gorman CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
214th11.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gorman CDP
234th$119.81Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gorman CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gorman CDP, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Wake ElectricBUNDLED12.24140.1624,63276,460,300

Electricity Production in Durham County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Durham County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Star SolarStar Solar LLC (100.00%)
Durham County NC Solar 9,411
Mile FarmKenwood Creek Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Durham County NC Solar 8,615
Durham SolarSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Durham NC Solar 5,799
XPF Solar FieldUnited Therapeutics Corporation (100.00%)
Durham County NC Solar 1,540

Durham County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Durham County residents average 4,067.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which is sufficient to rank them 34th highest in the state out of 100 in this category. With total emissions of 1,321,402,135.24 kilograms, the county ranks 266th highest in the United States for total pollution from electricity use. The county is home to 4 power generation plants, which is the 568th most plants within a county out of the nation's 3221 counties. Durham County has about 100.00% of its electricity generated by Solar.

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Durham County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 4 companies in Durham County providing electricity. Of those 4, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. North Carolina has above average regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Durham County is 4.71%. This includes data from 4 suppliers, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Piedmont Electric Member Corporation, and Wake Electric. The US average is 2.76%, resulting in Durham County having a rank of 1619th best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

FAQ

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

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

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

Durham County, North Carolina is home to 4 electricity companies operating in the area.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas35,854
2Piedmont Electric Member Corporation3,571
3Wake Electric3,088
4Duke Energy Progress2,011

How many power plants are located within Durham County, North Carolina?

There are 4 electricity plants located in Durham County, North Carolina

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-27