Lee County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Lee County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Lee County had a 4.48% increase over the last year in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation.

Residents of Lee County use enough electricity to emit 3,764.4 kilograms of CO2 gases per capita, which is the 58th highest amount of pollution from electricity consumption for a county in North Carolina.

As the 1387th highest producer of electricity in the country out of 3221 counties, Lee County produces 68,021 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.

With 68,021 megawatt generated from solar power and 63,285 residents in Lee County, the county averages 1.07 megawatt hours produced from solar per capita, which gives it a ranking of 41st out of 100 counties in North Carolina.

Lee County is the 856th largest county in the US, with 63,285 residents calling the county home.

The largest electricity provider in Lee County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Progress.


  • Total Consumption

    850,307 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh


  • Total Production

    68,021 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    68,021 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.07 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    238,230,190 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,764.4 kg

Sanford, NC Electricity Overview

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Sanford's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 12.76 cents per kilowatt hour, ranking the city at 670th out of 777 cities in North Carolina. The average monthly residential electric bill for a citizen in the city is $150.71 per month, while the national average is $129.86. Solar production plants in the city produce, on average, 0.75 megawatt hours per resident living within the city.

Sanford has 3 power generation plants, which is the 3rd most for a city in the state. The city is the 36th worst ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city releasing 116,947,276.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The city also ranks 731st highest in North Carolina in pollution per capita, averaging 3,864.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. When considering electricity generation, Sanford's primary fuel type is Solar, accounting for 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sanford

Sanford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$164.47/mo.$80.69/mo.
670th12.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sanford
732nd$150.71Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sanford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sanford, North Carolina

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central ElectricBUNDLED13.53169.61315,78842,720,000
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.99131.816,772,6002,010,447,552

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Electricity Production in Lee County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Lee County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
1025 Traveller Solar, LLCCI-II Mitchell Holding LLC (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 9,616
Cohen Farm Solar, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 9,577
Cotten Farm, LLCHeelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 9,520
Boaz Farm SolarCD Global Solar Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 9,481
Elm Solar, LLCSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 8,856
Sweetgum SolarSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 8,841
BalsamSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 8,564
Cougar Solar, LLCCougar Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 3,566

Lee County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Lee County has 8 power generation plants, which is 35th most in North Carolina. The county's electricity use results in CO2 pollution totaling 238,230,190.06 kilograms, which is the 1084th highest of any county in the US. Averaging 3,764.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 2106th highest for pollution per capita. Lee County's power plants most often use Solar, which accounts for 68,021 megawatt hours (or 100.00%) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the county.


Lee County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Lee County selling electricity. Of those 2, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their customers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state of North Carolina has above average state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Lee County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 4.31% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average is 2.76%, resulting in Lee County receiving a rank of 1294th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Lee County, North Carolina


What electricity company is the largest provider in Lee County, North Carolina?

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

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

There are 2 electricity companies operating in Lee County, North Carolina.

How many power plants are in Lee County, North Carolina?

There are 8 electricity plants located in Lee County, North Carolina

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Progress15,118
2Central Electric7,292

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-10-24