Lee County, North Carolina Electric Profile

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Lee County has recently seen an increase in electricity generation from solar energy of roughly 6.83% year over year.

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Lee County has accomplished a 6.83% rise in the use of renewable fuels for electricity generation in the previous 12 months.

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Lee County is home to over 61,779 residents and produces 65,105 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 1.05 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Lee County 40th out of 100 counties in North Carolina for solar megawatt hours produced per capita.

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With a national average residential electric bill of $120.24, Lee County citizens, on average, pay about 21.52% more than the rest of the country per month for electricity.

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Over the course of the previous 12 months, Lee County saw a 0.36% increase in CO2 emissions per capita.

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Lee County is the 44th highest producer of solar power by total megawatt hours generated in North Carolina.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    789,948 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.79 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    65,105 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    65,105 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.05 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    240,305,547 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,889.76 kg

Sanford, NC Electric Overview

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Sanford's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.23% more than the average state rate of 11.43 cents and 7.16% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. Companies within the city have had an increase in generation from solar facilities of about 5,641 megawatt hours, or 13.35%. The city has had a 13.35% rise in the use of renewable fuels, like solar and wind energy, instead of non-renewable fuels, such as coal and oil.

Around 3,700.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 648th highest polluter in North Carolina out of 739 cities. A total of 108,990,831.62 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 40th worst in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity use. The city has 6 power generation plants in the city. This is the most power plants within a city and the 104th highest number of plants per capita, out of 739 cities, in the state. Sanford's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Sanford

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.096/kWh$163.77/mo.$80.69/mo.
571st12.49¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Sanford
702nd$147.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Sanford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Sanford, North Carolina

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Central ElectricBUNDLED13.53169.61No DataIcon representing missing value.315,78842,720,000
Duke Energy ProgressBUNDLED11.45124.49No DataIcon representing missing value.16,332,1601,869,504,874

Energy Production in Lee County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Lee County, North Carolina

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1025 Traveller Solar, LLCCI-II Mitchell Holding LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 9,467No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cotten Farm, LLCHeelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 9,144No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Boaz Farm SolarCD Global Solar Holdings, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 9,055No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cohen Farm Solar, LLCCypress Creek Renewables (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 8,911No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sweetgum SolarSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 8,639No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
BalsamSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Lee County NC Solar 8,303No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Elm Solar, LLCSRE Utility Solar 1, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 8,030No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cougar Solar, LLCCougar Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Sanford NC Solar 3,556No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Lee County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Electricity use in Lee County results in 240,305,547.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 43rd most of any county in North Carolina. More telling of the county’s emissions reality, is the per resident CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,889.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 53rd highest county in North Carolina and 2084th nationally for CO2 pollution per capita. About 100.00% of electricity in Lee County comes from generation using Solar. Lee County has the 40th highest power plants of any county in the state, with 8 total power plants. This translates to the 40th most power plants per person in North Carolina.

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Lee County, North Carolina Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Lee County providing 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 has decent net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

Lee County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 4.31% of their energy lost per year. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Lee County a rank of 1444th best in the country out of 3220.

Power Companies in Lee County, North Carolina

FAQ

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

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

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Lee County, North Carolina?

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

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

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

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

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1Duke Energy Progress12,255
2Central Electric7,654

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16