Gaston County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Gaston County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

The largest electricity company in Gaston County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

Gaston County is 25th in the state rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 229,698 megawatt hours generated from sustainable fuels.

Gaston County is home to over 227,943 citizens and generates 77,570 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.34 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Gaston County 59th out of 100 counties in the state for solar megawatt hours generated per capita.

The monthly residential electricity bill average in Gaston County is $114.19, compared to the North Carolina average of $126.49. Gaston County customers enjoy a 9.73% lower average bill each month compared to other residents in North Carolina.

In the county, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has declined by 25.18% in the past year.

Gaston County produces 2.46 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 51 highest county out of 100 counties for production per capita in the state.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,062,679 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    560,471 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    229,698 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    330,773 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.46 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,206,492,174 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,292.96 kg

Gastonia, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Gastonia's residential electricity price is 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 21.85% below the average nationwide electricity price of 14.46 cents. Gastonia consumers consume 324448.97% of the electricity produced within the city boundaries and the city must import megawatt hours produced in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up for the excess usage. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is City of Gastonia Utilities.

Electricity use in Gastonia results in the release of 329,395,346.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 13th largest emissions amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. This total equates to 4,096.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 18th worst in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city has 4 electricity generation plants, which is the 2nd most out of any city in North Carolina. In Gastonia, Distillate Fuel Oil makes up 100.00% of the fuel types used in electricity generation.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gastonia

Gastonia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$156.21/mo.$74.00/mo.
244th11.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gastonia
160th$108.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gastonia Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gastonia, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
City of Gastonia UtilitiesBUNDLED12.42110.22267,09633,165,000
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED10.98125.59936,601102,816,872

Zips with electric coverage in Gastonia, North Carolina include: 28054, 28052, 28056, 28086, 28034, 28016, 28098

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Mount Holly, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Mount Holly's residential electricity price is 10.51 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 27.32% below the average nationwide electricity price of 14.46 cents. Mount Holly consumers consume 185.88% of the electricity produced within the city boundaries and the city must import megawatt hours produced in rural areas or other nearby municipalities to make up for the excess usage. Duke Energy Carolinas has an estimated 1,505 total residential customers, more than all other electricity suppliers who operate in the city.

Electricity use in Mount Holly results in the release of 33,466,196.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 114th largest emissions amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. This total equates to 1,890.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 758th worst in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city has 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 7th most out of any city in North Carolina. In Mount Holly, Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 99.36% of the fuel types used in electricity generation.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Mount Holly

Mount Holly 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.
147th10.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mount Holly
178th$112.91Average residential monthly electricity bill for Mount Holly Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Mount Holly, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.23127,96622,801,9452,333,957,852
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED11.44135.451,625,173185,884,000

Zips with electric coverage in Mount Holly, North Carolina include: 28012, 28120, 28164

Belmont, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Belmont's residential electricity price is 10.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 29.06% below the average nationwide electricity price of 14.46 cents. The largest vendor in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas. The average residential power bill for a customer in the city is $106.83 per month.

Electricity use in Belmont results in the release of 61,416,757.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 73rd largest emissions amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. The city also ranks 480th highest in the state in pollution per resident, averaging 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per capita. This is, most likely, the more important of the two metrics. The inhabitants of Belmont have to use power from outside city limits because they don't have any electricity facilities in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Belmont

Belmont 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$155.86/mo.$72.39/mo.
128th10.26¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Belmont
144th$106.83Average residential monthly electricity bill for Belmont Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Belmont, 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
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED10.98125.59936,601102,816,872

Electricity Production in Gaston County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Gaston County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Gaston County NC Coal 330,376430,153,141.161,302.0112/2024
Mount Holly NC Conventional Hydroelectric 127,152
Gaston Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 50,111
Gaston County Renewable Energy CenterGaston County Solid Waste and Recycling Division (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Landfill Gas 22,82613,799,435.19604.55
Auten Road Farm, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 9,427
Mariposa Solar Center LLCHeelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 8,927
Gastonia Solar CenterNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 8,291
High Shoals Hydro (NC)Enel Green Power (100.00%)
High Shoals NC Conventional Hydroelectric 2,150
DE Solar 1725 Drywall DrDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Mount Holly NC Solar 814
Long Creek Waste Water PlantGastonia City of (100.00%)
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil 247132,756.74537.48
Gastonia, Tulip DriveNorth Carolina Municipal Power Agency #1 (66.67%)Gastonia City of (33.33%)
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil 101136,460.891,351.1
Cherryville NC Distillate Fuel Oil 6463,415.05990.86
Gaston Memorial HospitalGaston Memorial Hospital (100.00%)
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil 2218,520.75841.85
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil -37189,504.31-5,121.74

Gaston County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Gaston County's power plants primarily use Coal, which accounts for 326,788.38 megawatt hours (or 58.31%) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Totaling Coal with Conventional Hydroelectric (23.07%) and Solar (13.84%), these three fuel types account for 533,660.38 megawatt hours (or 95.22%) electricity production in the county. The county is the 8th highest ranked county in North Carolina out of 100 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the county emitting 1,206,492,173.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More telling of the county's emissions reality is the per citizen CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 5,292.96 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 8th ranked county in the state and 1306th nationally for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. Gaston County has 14 power generation plants, which is 96th highest in the United States.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
58.31%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
23.07%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
13.84%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
4.07%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.71%

Gaston County, North Carolina Net Metering

Gaston County has 3 out of 6 providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Regulations put in place at the state level are pretty good for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

There are 4 providers in Gaston County that report energy loss. Combined, these 4 providers average a yearly energy loss of 5.01% of electricity generated. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Gaston County a rank of 56th best in the state out of 100 counties.

Providers In Each City in Gaston County:

  • Belmont, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 3.09%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 96.91%
  • Bessemer City, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
  • Cherryville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.48%
    • Cherryville, North Carolina Electric Utility: 33.04%
    • Rutherford Electric: 33.48%
  • Cramerton, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Dallas, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 34.61%
    • Rutherford Electric: 31.58%
    • Town of Dallas Utilities: 33.82%
  • Dellview, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
  • Gastonia, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 49.03%
    • City of Gastonia Utilities: 47.74%
    • Rutherford Electric: 3.22%
  • High Shoals, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
  • Lowell, North Carolina:
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • McAdenville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Mount Holly, North Carolina:
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 22.87%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 77.13%
  • Ranlo, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Stanley, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%

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

FAQ

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

There are 6 electricity providers offering service in Gaston County, North Carolina.

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

Gaston County, North Carolina has 14 active power plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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

By total revenue, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity provider in Gaston County, North Carolina.

What electricity companies offer service in Gaston County, North Carolina?

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-24