Gaston County, NC: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Gaston County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Gaston County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity company in Gaston County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Gaston County produces 95,492 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 284th in the country out of 3230 counties for total megawatt hours generated using solar power sources.

Gaston County continues to improve with the reduction of non-renewable fuel type use for electricity purposes. The county has had a 61.80% curtailment in the use of these fuel sources for electricity generation over the previous year.

Solar power generation in Gaston County has grown from 79,123 megawatt hours to 95,492 megawatt hours per year within the previous 12 months.

As the 1086th largest generator of electricity of all 3230 counties in the US, Gaston County generates 306,534.04 megawatt hours of electricity.

Gaston County is the 851st highest county in the nation for non-renewable production per capita, with an average of 0.34 megawatt hours per resident produced from non-renewable sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    2,954,948 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.62 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    306,534 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    226,091 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    80,443 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.31 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    958,807,286 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,093.71 kg

Gastonia, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Gastonia's residential electricity price is 12.38 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 22.68% below the average nationwide electricity price of 16.01 cents. Gastonia consumers consume 595969.40% 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. Consumers in Gastonia experience 0.8 power outages per year with outages lasting an average of 83.4 minutes.

Electricity use in Gastonia results in the release of 310,209,942.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 13th largest emissions amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. This total equates to 3,752.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 19th worst in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city has 4 electricity generation plants, which is the 3rd 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$0.146/kWh$0.093/kWh$156.21/mo.$74.00/mo.
244th12.38¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gastonia
175th$117.01Average 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 UtilitiesBUNDLED12.81119.03287,46536,820,300
Duke Energy CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED13.54148.81918,590.41124,390,629

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

Mount Holly, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Mount Holly's residential electricity price is 11.65 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 27.25% below the average nationwide electricity price of 16.01 cents. Mount Holly consumers consume 208.76% 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 sells an estimated 40,586.15 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than all other electricity suppliers.

Electricity use in Mount Holly results in the release of 33,807,244.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 100th largest emissions amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. This total equates to 1,952.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, ranking the city 748th worst in North Carolina for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city has 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 14th most out of any city in North Carolina. In Mount Holly, Conventional Hydroelectric makes up 99.07% 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$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
41st11.65¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Mount Holly
180th$117.79Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.39104,64521,705,738.462,545,391,993
Energy United Electric Member CorpBUNDLED10.86134.321,746,587189,737,000

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

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Belmont, NC Electricity Overview

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On average, Belmont's residential electricity price is 11.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily, 25.46% below the average nationwide electricity price of 16.01 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 $114.02 per month.

Electricity use in Belmont results in the release of 54,125,290.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 73rd largest emissions amount in North Carolina out of 777 cities. The city also ranks 477th highest in the state in pollution per resident, averaging 3,747.77 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$0.145/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.86/mo.$72.39/mo.
183rd11.94¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Belmont
147th$114.02Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED11.73113.3921,705,738.462,545,391,993
Rutherford ElectricBUNDLED13.54148.81918,590.41124,390,629

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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
Mount Holly NC Conventional Hydroelectric 103,670
Gaston County NC Coal 80,759153,262,215.111,897.7712/2024
Gaston Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 47,785
Gaston County Renewable Energy CenterGaston County Solid Waste and Recycling Division (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Landfill Gas 23,861.0418,311,456.9767.42
High Shoals PV1Fresh Air Energy XXXII, LLC (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 21,410
Auten Road Farm, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 9,931
Mariposa Solar Center LLCHeelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 8,866
Gastonia Solar CenterNextEra Energy (100.00%)
Gaston County NC Solar 7,454
High Shoals Hydro (NC)Enel Green Power (100.00%)
High Shoals NC Conventional Hydroelectric 2,908
DE Solar 1725 Drywall DrDuke Energy Carolinas (100.00%)
Mount Holly NC Solar 975
Long Creek Waste Water PlantGastonia City of (100.00%)
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil 235198,542.44844.86
Gastonia, Tulip DriveGastonia City of (33.33%)North Carolina Municipal Power Agency #1 (66.67%)
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil 55135,571.892,464.94
Cherryville NC Distillate Fuel Oil 5058,599.651,171.99
Gaston Memorial HospitalGaston Memorial Hospital (100.00%)
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil 4338,226.83889
Gastonia NC Distillate Fuel Oil -121103,864.37-858.38

Gaston County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Gaston County's power plants primarily use Conventional Hydroelectric, which accounts for 106,738 megawatt hours (or 34.82%) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Totaling Conventional Hydroelectric with Solar (31.15%) and Coal (25.46%), these three fuel types account for 280,265.75 megawatt hours (or 91.43%) electricity production in the county. The county is the 9th highest ranked county in North Carolina out of 100 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the county emitting 958,807,286.45 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 4,093.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 14th ranked county in the state and 1793rd nationally for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. Gaston County has 15 power generation plants, which is 141st highest in the United States.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
34.82%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
Solar
Solar
31.15%
COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
25.46%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
7.78%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.79%

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 4.46% of electricity generated. The national average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Gaston County a rank of 64th 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:
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Cherryville, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 33.48%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 33.48%
    • Cherryville, North Carolina Electric Utility: 33.04%
  • Cramerton, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Dallas, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 31.58%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 34.61%
    • Town of Dallas Utilities: 33.82%
  • Dellview, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Gastonia, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 49.03%
    • City of Gastonia Utilities: 47.74%
    • Rutherford Electric: 3.22%
  • High Shoals, North Carolina:
    • Rutherford Electric: 50.00%
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
  • Lowell, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 50.00%
    • Dominion Energy: 50.00%
  • McAdenville, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 100.00%
  • Mount Holly, North Carolina:
    • Duke Energy Carolinas: 77.13%
    • Energy United Electric Member Corp: 22.87%
  • 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 15 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?

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2023-12-06