Electric Rates & Providers in Macon County, NC

Macon County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Macon County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Macon County has a population of 36,532 citizens.

Macon County is ranked 2537th out of 3230 for highest polluting county in the nation based on pollution per person. The county emits 2,148.22 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Macon County had a 1.28% increase in the past year.

Macon County ranks as the 1950th worst pollution level due to electricity use in the US, emitting 78,478,696.02 kilograms of CO2 gases.

The largest electricity supplier in Macon County by megawatt hours sold is Duke Energy Carolinas.

Macon County creates 100.00% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 200,014 megawatt hours each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    464,203 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.71 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    200,014 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    200,014 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.48 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    78,478,696 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,148.22 kg

Franklin, NC Electricity Overview

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Franklin's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 10.48% less than the state's average price of 13.10 cents, ranking the city at 50th out of 777 cities in the state for best average electricity price. Duke Energy Carolinas has an estimated 683 residential customers, more than any other vendor in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $113.39 per month, while the state average is $132.25.

Franklin has no power generation plants. The city is the 190th worst ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total emissions from electricity use, with the city emitting 15,592,906.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More telling of the city's pollution reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 507th highest polluting city in North Carolina when calculating by CO2 pollution per capita.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Franklin

Franklin 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.
50th11.73¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Franklin
7th$113.39Average residential monthly electricity bill for Franklin Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Franklin, 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

Highlands, NC Electricity Overview

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Highlands' inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 14.47 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 10.43% more than the state's average price of 13.10 cents, ranking the city at 722nd out of 777 cities in the state for best average electricity price. Highlands, North Carolina Electric Utility has an estimated 2,868 residential customers, more than any other vendor in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $128.01 per month, while the state average is $132.25.

Highlands has no power generation plants. The city is the 430th worst ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total emissions from electricity use, with the city emitting 4,170,941.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More telling of the city's pollution reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,774.61 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 33rd highest polluting city in North Carolina when calculating by CO2 pollution per capita.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Highlands

Highlands 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.
722nd14.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Highlands
262nd$128.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Highlands Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Highlands, 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
Haywood Electric MembershipBUNDLED15.90133.02276,20643,924,200
Highlands, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.53125.7826,971.313,649,517.14

Electricity Production in Macon County, North Carolina

Power Plants in Macon County, North Carolina

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Macon County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 191,423
Franklin (NC)Northbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC (100.00%)
Macon County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 5,502
Macon County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 3,089

Macon County, North Carolina Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When it comes to electricity generation, Macon County's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 200,014 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of generation in the county. Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a county. The county averages 2,148.22 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them 79th highest in North Carolina out of 100 counties for emissions efficiency. At 2,148.22 kilograms per person and 10,698,973 residents in the county, the county emits 78,478,696.02 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 67th worst amount in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity consumption. Macon County has 3 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 840th most plants within a county.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
100.00%

Macon County, North Carolina Net Metering

Of the 3 electric providers in Macon County, 66.67% of them report that they offer net metering. The state has commendable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Macon County averages out to about 6.75% of all electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The United States average for energy loss is 2.87% and the North Carolina average is 3.47%, resulting in a rank of 2669th best in the United States and a state rank of 94th best out of 3230 and 100 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas61,555
2Haywood Electric Membership2,744
3Highlands, North Carolina Electric Utility2,639

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

By total customer count, Duke Energy Carolinas is the largest electricity company in Macon County, North Carolina.

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

There are 3 electricity suppliers offering service in Macon County, North Carolina.

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

Macon County, North Carolina has 3 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

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Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2023-12-06