Forsyth County, North Carolina Electric Profile

The burning of non-renewable fuel sources in electricity production in Forsyth County has declined by 60.66% during the last year.

Forsyth County comes in as the 212th worst pollution level due to electricity use in the US and 4th highest in the state, emitting 1,638,435,788.51 kilograms of CO2 gases.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Forsyth County experienced a 0.82% rise during the most recent 12 months.

Forsyth County residents enjoy an average monthly residential electric bill of $118.87, which is 1.93% lower than the North Carolina average bill of $121.21 and 1.14% lower than the US average bill of $120.24.

The county is the 57th largest producer of electricity out of 100 counties in North Carolina, producing 93,455 megawatt hours.

In Forsyth County, 3,295.02 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable sources. Forsyth County is 25th out of 100 counties in the state for total electricity generation from non-renewable sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,888,281 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    93,455 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    90,160 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,295 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.24 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,638,435,789 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,285.79 kg

Winston-Salem, NC Electric Overview

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Winston-Salem's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 10.68 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily for their citizens, 20.56% lower than the average national electricity only service rate of 13.45 cents. Solar fields in the city generate 8,771 megawatt hours, which is 18.01% of the city's electricity production. The city produces 1,708.69 megawatt hours from natural gas, making them the 8th ranked city in North Carolina for total electricity production from natural gas out of 739 cities.

Releasing 1,036,105,094.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Winston-Salem ranks 5th highest out of 739 cities in North Carolina for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 4,244.33 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the city 19th highest in North Carolina for pollution per capita from electricity use. Power facilities in the city primarily use Wood/Wood Waste Solids, which makes up 75.22% of the fuel used for electricity production in the city. Combined with Solar (18.01%) and Natural Gas (3.51%), these three fuel types make up 47,101.67 megawatt hours (or 96.74%) electricity generation in the city. Winston-Salem has 2 power producing plants, which is 25th most in North Carolina and 158th most in the state when counting plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem 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.
27th10.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winston-Salem
107th$112.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Winston-Salem Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

Zips with electric coverage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina include: 27284, 27106, 27107, 27127, 27105, 27103, 27104, 27012, 27101, 27023, 27040 and 3 other zip code(s).

Kernersville, NC Electric Overview

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Kernersville has an average residential electricity rate of 10.79 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.61% less than the state's average rate of 11.43 cents. This makes the city 37th out of 739 cities in North Carolina for best average electricity rate. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest provider in the city based on residential customer count. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $118.3 per month.

Electricity use in Kernersville creates 104,181,037.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 41st most of any city in North Carolina. The city also ranks 127th worst in North Carolina in pollution per resident, averaging 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. The city has no power production sources, resulting in the need to import the 314,245.29 megawatt hours the citizens here consume annually.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kernersville

Kernersville 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$155.87/mo.$71.20/mo.
37th10.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kernersville
219th$118.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kernersville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kernersville, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.4916,332,1601,869,504,874
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000

Zips with electric coverage in Kernersville, North Carolina include: 27284, 27107, 27235

Clemmons, NC Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Clemmons home purchase electricity for, on average, 10.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.20% less than the average state rate of 11.43 cents. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $108.86 per month, while the state average is $121.21. Patrons in Clemmons have a 10.19% discount compared to the rest of the state. With 1,216 residential customers, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city.

Clemmons has no electricity generation plants within its borders. The city is the 46th highest ranked city in the state out of 739 when it comes to total emissions from electricity consumption, with the city releasing 86,109,595.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per citizen in the city, which amounts to 4,239.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement the city is the 127th highest polluting city in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Clemmons

Clemmons 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.
17th10.49¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clemmons
65th$108.86Average residential monthly electricity bill for Clemmons Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Clemmons, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.2310422,037,4142,254,897,047
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

Energy Production in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Forsyth County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Ingredion Winston SalemIngredion Inc - Winston Salem (100.00%)
Winston-Salem NC Wood/Wood Waste Solids 39,91717,409,521.18436.14
Salem Energy Systems LLCDTE Energy (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Landfill Gas 29,41723,420,304.95796.15
Waste Management Piedmont LFGTE ProjectWaste Management of Carolinas Inc (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Landfill Gas 12,5767,987,902.49635.17
South Winston Farm, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Winston-Salem NC Solar 8,771
Germantown Solar, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Solar 2,774

Forsyth County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Forsyth County's primary fuel type utilized for electricity generation is Landfill Gas. The county produces 44.93% of the total generation in the county from this fuel type. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (39.19%) and Solar (12.35%), these three fuel types make up 90,159.98 megawatt hours (or 96.47%) county's electricity production. The county emits 4,285.79 kilograms of CO2 pollution per citizen in the county from electricity consumption, which makes it the 15th highest polluting county out of 100 counties in the state and 1947th out of 3220 counties nationally. This adds up to total emissions of 1,638,435,788.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions, ranking the county the 212th highest for total pollution in the United States. Forsyth County has 5 electricity producing plants, which is 53rd most in North Carolina and 84th most in the state when considering plants per citizen in the county.

LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
44.93%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
39.19%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
12.35%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
1.83%
COAL
Coal
1.70%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Net Metering

Approximately 66.67% of the electricity providers in Forsyth County offer net metering to their consumers. Many net metering regulations are enforced at the state level, and North Carolina has decent laws for consumers interested in investing in solar panels.

Energy Loss

There are 3 providers in Forsyth County that report energy loss, including Duke Energy Carolinas, Energy United Electric Member Corp, and Surry-Yadkin EMC. Combined, these 3 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 5.74% of electricity produced. With a state average energy loss of 3.99%, Forsyth County is the 74th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Forsyth County:

  • Bethania, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Clemmons, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 2.55%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 11.14%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 86.31%
  • Kernersville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Progress: 2.48%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 43.84%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 53.68%
  • Lewisville, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 38.06%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 61.94%
  • Rural Hall, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Tobaccoville, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 47.98%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 52.02%
  • Walkertown, North Carolina:
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 47.79%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 52.21%
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 4.76%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 17.81%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 77.43%

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

FAQ

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

There are 3 electricity providers serving consumers in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

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

The largest electricity supplier in Forsyth County, North Carolina by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

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

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas41,581
2Energy United Electric Member Corp6,371
3Surry-Yadkin EMC1,688

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina is home to 5 power plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-25