Forsyth County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Forsyth County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

The average monthly residential electricity bill in Forsyth County is 10.42% lower than the national average monthly residential expense.

At an average residential price of 11.05 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, citizens of Forsyth County enjoy a 23.57% discount from the national average price.

Averaging generation of 0.21 megawatt hours per resident each year, Forsyth County is 81 out of 100 counties in generation per capita in North Carolina.

Forsyth County ranks 4th out of 100 counties in the state for total electricity consumption, with its residents consuming 5,140,540.44 megawatt hours.

Forsyth County generates 11,733 megawatt hours from solar energy, making it 66th in the state out of 100 counties for total megawatt hours produced using solar power sources.

The largest electricity company in Forsyth County by customer count is Duke Energy Carolinas.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,140,540 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    79,878 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    74,939 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,939 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.21 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,590,694,605 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,157.7 kg

Winston-Salem, NC Electricity Overview

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Winston-Salem has an average residential electricity rate of 10.42 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 11.17% below North Carolina's average price of 11.73 cents. Selling an estimated 511,021.72 megawatt hours, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest vendor in the city. With 84.68% of its electricity generation coming from sustainable fuel types, the city ranks 68th 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 1,031,912,228.43 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 4,135.17 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 27,299.45 megawatt hours (or 84.68%) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the city. Also used is Natural Gas at 9.62% and Coal at 5.70% 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
140th10.42¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Winston-Salem
155th$108.09Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

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

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Kernersville, NC Electricity Overview

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Kernersville has an average residential electricity rate of 10.65 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 9.21% below North Carolina's average price of 11.73 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 $116.28. This is 8.07% lower than the state average of $126.49.

Coming in at as the 41st worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Kernersville emits 108,221,973.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. More importantly, the city averages 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 109th 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
172nd10.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kernersville
223rd$116.28Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
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 Electricity Overview

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Clemmons has an average residential electricity rate of 10.33 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 11.93% below North Carolina's average price of 11.73 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 $107.19. This is 15.26% lower than the state average of $126.49.

Coming in at as the 49th worst ranked city out of 777 cities in the state, Clemmons emits 86,593,127.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption per year. More importantly, the city averages 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 109th 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
137th10.33¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Clemmons
149th$107.19Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Surry-Yadkin EMCBUNDLED15.23156.96333,20850,743,600

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 32,23820,660,750.06640.88
Salem Energy Systems LLCDTE Energy (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Landfill Gas 24,51321,444,404.66874.82
Waste Management Piedmont LFGTE ProjectWaste Management of Carolinas Inc (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Landfill Gas 11,3947,462,568.26654.96
South Winston Farm, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Solar 8,797
Germantown Solar, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Forsyth County NC Solar 2,936

Forsyth County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Forsyth County is home to 5 electricity generation plants, which is the 52nd highest number of power plants within a county in North Carolina. Electricity consumption in the county has byproducts of 1,590,694,605.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 3rd largest amount of any county in North Carolina. The county averages 4,157.7 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 44.95% of generation in the county. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (34.18%) and Solar (14.69%), these three fuel sources make up 93.82% electricity generation in the county.

LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
Landfill Gas
44.95%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
34.18%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
14.69%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
3.88%
COAL
Coal
2.30%

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 5.74%. With a state average energy loss of 3.99%, Forsyth County is the 76th 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:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 98.11%
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 1.89%
  • 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:
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 43.75%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 56.25%
  • Walkertown, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 96.33%
    • Surry-Yadkin EMC: 3.67%

* 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 Carolinas56,112
2Energy United Electric Member Corp2,709
3Surry-Yadkin EMC1,417

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-09-24