Macon County, North Carolina Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Macon County, North Carolina Electricity Overview

Macon County has a population of 37,014 citizens.

Macon County is ranked 2493rd out of 3221 for highest polluting county in the nation based on pollution per person. The county emits 2,263.49 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Macon County had a 48.22% increase in the past year.

Macon County ranks as the 1933rd worst pollution level due to electricity use in the US, emitting 83,780,656.05 kilograms of CO2 gases.

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

Macon County generates 100.00% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 6 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    497,326 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    13.44 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    222,212 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    222,212 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    6 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    83,780,656 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,263.49 kg

Franklin, NC Electricity Overview

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Franklin's inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 10.24 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately, this is 12.74% less than the state's average price of 11.73 cents, ranking the city at 2nd out of 777 cities in the state for best average electricity price. Duke Energy Carolinas has an estimated 671 residential customers, more than any other vendor in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $106.23 per month, while the state average is $126.49.

Franklin has no power generation plants. The city is the 193rd worst ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total emissions from electricity use, with the city emitting 17,082,942.22 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 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 480th 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
2nd10.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Franklin
16th$106.23Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852

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Highlands, NC Electricity Overview

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Highlands' inhabitants are billed an average residential electricity rate of 13.98 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 19.20% more than the state's average price of 11.73 cents, ranking the city at 745th out of 777 cities in the state for best average electricity price. Highlands, North Carolina Electric Utility has an estimated 2,844 residential customers, more than any other vendor in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a consumer in the city is $121.64 per month, while the state average is $126.49.

Highlands has no power generation plants. The city is the 424th worst ranked city in the state out of 777 when it comes to total emissions from electricity use, with the city emitting 4,386,326.72 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 4,091.72 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 109th 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$0.115/kWh$0.093/kWh$155.51/mo.$70.76/mo.
745th13.98¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Highlands
263rd$121.64Average 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 CarolinasBUNDLED10.24106.2322,801,9452,333,957,852
Haywood Electric MembershipBUNDLED14.83127.22264,62239,236,300
Highlands, North Carolina Electric UtilityBUNDLED13.86118.9724,691.723,423,474.38

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 213,400
Franklin (NC)Northbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC (100.00%)
Macon County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 4,748
Macon County NC Conventional Hydroelectric 4,064

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 222,212 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 2,263.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity use, which ranks them 80th highest in North Carolina out of 100 counties for emissions efficiency. At 2,263.49 kilograms per person and 10,439,388 residents in the county, the county emits 83,780,656.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 65th worst amount in North Carolina for total pollution from electricity consumption. Macon County has 3 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 740th 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 6.73% 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 2.76% and the North Carolina average is 3.99%, resulting in a rank of 2632nd best in the United States and a state rank of 93rd best out of 3221 and 100 counties, respectively.

FAQ

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Duke Energy Carolinas60,486
2Highlands, North Carolina Electric Utility2,617
3Haywood Electric Membership2,566

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.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-10-18