Forsyth County, NC: 3 Electric Providers

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Forsyth County is the 4th most populated county in the state.

There was a 4.27% drop in CO2 emissions per capita during the course of the previous 12 months in Forsyth County.

The use of non-renewable fuels in electricity production in Forsyth County has dropped by 19.37% during the past 12 months.

The average residential price per kilowatt hour in Forsyth County is 12.03 cents. This is approximately 24.55% less than the national average price of 15.95 cents per kilowatt hour.

The largest provider in Forsyth County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

Forsyth County ranks 950th in the county out of 3230 counties for total generation of electricity from non-renewable energy sources, with 3,982.1 of the county's 89,572 megawatt hours coming from those fuel sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    4,944,916 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.71 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    89,572 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    85,590 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    3,982 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.23 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,490,472,691 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,830 kg

Winston-Salem, NC Electricity Overview

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Winston-Salem has an average residential electricity rate of 11.83 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 9.68% below North Carolina's average price of 13.10 cents. Selling an estimated 492,880.64 megawatt hours, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city. With 90.17% of its electricity generation coming from sustainable fuel types, the city ranks 84th out of 777 cities in North Carolina for total electricity production from renewable fuel sources.

Winston-Salem is home to one electricity generation plant. The city's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 954,300,588.73 kilograms, which is 5th highest amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per person CO2 emission amount. Currently that amount stands at 3,796.81 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 13th highest polluting city in North Carolina when calculating by CO2 pollution per capita. Winston-Salem's power plants primarily use Wood/Wood Waste Solids, which makes up 36,526.9 megawatt hours (or 90.17%) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city. Also used is Natural Gas at 4.98% and Coal at 4.85% of production.

Average 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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
185th11.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winston-Salem
154th$114.95Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED14.60155.89353,42251,602,400

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

Kernersville, NC Electricity Overview

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Kernersville has an average residential electricity rate of 11.43 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 12.75% below North Carolina's average price of 13.10 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count. Citizens in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $120.59. This is 8.82% lower than the state average of $132.25.

Coming in at as the 40th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Kernersville emits 99,559,064.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. More importantly, the city averages 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 172nd worst in the state in this category. There are no power producing facilities in Kernersville, so citizens have to depend on power generated outside of the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kernersville

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
34th11.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kernersville
200th$120.59Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED10.86134.321,746,587189,737,000

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

Clemmons, NC Electricity Overview

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Clemmons has an average residential electricity rate of 11.78 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.07% below North Carolina's average price of 13.10 cents. Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in the city based on residential customer count. Citizens in the city pay an average monthly residential power bill of $114.19. This is 13.66% lower than the state average of $132.25.

Coming in at as the 46th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Clemmons emits 79,387,558.36 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. More importantly, the city averages 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 23rd worst in the state in this category. There are no power producing facilities in Clemmons, so citizens have to depend on power generated outside of the city limits.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Clemmons

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
180th11.78¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clemmons
144th$114.19Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED14.60155.89353,42251,602,400

Electricity 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 40,50917,612,682.78434.78
Salem Energy Systems LLCDTE Energy (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Landfill Gas 26,70523,421,086877.03
Waste Management Piedmont LFGTE ProjectWaste Management of Carolinas Inc (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Landfill Gas 10,8747,131,611.34655.84
South Winston Farm, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Solar 8,560
Germantown Solar, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Solar 2,924

Forsyth County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Forsyth County is home to 5 electricity generation plants, which is the 59th highest number of power plants within a county in North Carolina. Electricity consumption in the county has byproducts of 1,490,472,690.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 3rd largest amount of any county in North Carolina. The county averages 3,830 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the county from electricity consumption, which is a better measurement of the county's pollution levels. They rank 15th worst county in North Carolina in this category. For electricity production purposes, Forsyth County's top fuel type is Landfill Gas, making up 41.95% of generation in the county. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (40.78%) and Solar (12.82%), these three fuel sources make up 95.55% electricity generation in the county.

LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
41.95%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
40.78%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
12.82%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
2.25%
COAL
Coal
2.19%

Forsyth County, North Carolina Net Metering

Roughly 66.67% of the electricity providers in Forsyth County offer net metering to their consumers. Consumers in North Carolina have above average net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Forsyth County has 3 electricity providers who report energy loss from their power grid. The average energy loss for these suppliers is 4.78%. With a state average energy loss of 3.47%, Forsyth County is the 71st best county in North Carolina for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Providers In Each City in Forsyth County:

  • Bethania, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 89.43%
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 10.57%
  • Clemmons, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 1.89%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 98.11%
  • Kernersville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 65.61%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 34.39%
  • Lewisville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Rural Hall, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Tobaccoville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 56.25%
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 43.75%
  • Walkertown, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 3.67%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 96.33%

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

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Forsyth County, North Carolina?

By total customer count, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

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.

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

Forsyth County, North Carolina is home to 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas57,104
2Energy United Electric Member Corp2,807
3Surry-Yadkin EMC1,451

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06